Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 24, 2017
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “My Prayer”
Call to Worship
*Opening Song of Praise
“Open the Eyes of My Heart”
“Lord, I Need You”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God”
Moments of Sharing: When I Pray, God ____________
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “I Don’t Need to Understand” Tinna VanWyk, Soloist
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Regular Tithes and Offerings
November Special for the Grace Building Fund
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 6:5-15, 7:7-12 (Page 938)
Message: “THE GIFT OF TRANSFORMING PRAYER”
Reverend Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 630 ……….…….. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
*Song of Departure ……………… “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
We joyously welcome you to Grace Reformed Church! Whatever led
you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in
this place. Please take a moment and sign your name and
address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th
grade meets downstairs by the youth desk. Activities will be
available for the children during the congregational
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is designated for the Grace Building Fund - Tree
Removal and Trimming expense.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning worship service. A slate with Elder & Deacon Nominees will
be presented for approval. The budget for 2018 will be presented and
other church business will be discussed. Written reports are available
on the sound board from Pastor Rick, Heather Dood, and Pastor
George Grevenstuk. Copies of the budget are also available.
ELDER SLATE: Dale Dood, Rick Postema,
Wes Dekker (One Year Term)
DEACON SLATE: Brian Licari, Lorie Norden
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting
at Faith Reformed Church. Pastor Rick will share the message:
“Labor Pains: Revelation”.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: For all praise reports and prayer concerns,
see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Meeting.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet to discuss
Lesson 8, Amos 3 in our study book. All women welcome.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
3:15 – 5:45 OR 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for grades 3-6.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Tacos are on the menu.
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) will meet.
This is for ages 3 years – 8th Grade. Kids will also practice for the
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
2:30 PM SET UP for the CHRISTMAS STORE. A light
supper will be provided.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE – If you have not brought the
gift you purchased to church already, please do so by the set
up time on Thursday. Everyone who volunteered to help, please
come 10 minutes before your assigned time. If you volunteered to
bring cookies, please drop them off by Thursday set up time.
See Shari Dood if you have any questions.
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 3, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message: “The Gift of
5:00 PM – We will join with One Wyoming for the annual Advent
Unity Service. This year it will be held at Casa de Oracion,
1040 – 26th Street SW., Wyoming. This is a collaborative Christian
worship service for all! Note the 5:00 pm start time!
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm SEARCH COMMITTEE will meet.
Tuesday, December 5 - BEING THE HANDS” at De Vos Children’s
Hospital. We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of
any amount are appreciated. Gifts can be brought to the library area
by the Christmas tree. A box will be marked for these gifts.
Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE
STUDY group will meet.
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 AM – The children will present their
Christmas program “A Tree Lot Christmas”. (Children may
wear regular casual clothes - Our setting is at a tree farm.)
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm WOMEN'S MINISTRY is holding
"CUP OF CHRISTMAS" event in the Fellowship Hall. You may
sign up to either just attend the evening with us or decorate a table
for Christmas and invite your own guests (each table will hold 6
people comfortably but can do 8 if you would like). We are asking
everyone to bring a dozen cookies if you wish to participate in the
cookie exchange that night. Sign up in the Narthex or email
Heather. If you have additional questions please see Pat Ter Beek or
Sunday, December 17, 10:00 am – The Senior Choir will present their
Christmas Cantata “Sing and Shout for Joy”.
Monday, December 18 - ELDERS AND CONSISTORY will meet.
Sunday, December 24, 6:00 pm CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE
SERVICE. We will also have a traditional 10:00 am service on
December 24. There will be no Christmas Day service.
Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am – This will be PASTOR RICK’S last
Sunday that he will be leading us and sharing the message. We will
have a time for cake and fellowship following the service.
Sunday, January 14 – Pastor Rick’s FAREWELL DINNER will follow
this service. This will be a special service honoring his years at Grace.
Please mark this date on your calendar!
CHICAGO TRIP – Are you interested in a bus trip to Chicago this
Friday, December 1? The bus leaves Zion Reformed Church in
Grandville at 7:00 am and will return approximately 11:00 pm.
Cost is $40.00. There are only 4 spots remaining, so call Sue Stuk
(538-3100 or 532-7729) if you are interested!
WORLD RENEW (formerly Reformed Church World Service) is
offering a Christmas gift catalog. Do you have to buy a gift for
someone who already has everything and need a good idea for a
charitable donation in place of a gift? Check out this catalog.
Excellent ideas such as hand washing stations in Guatemala, water
filters in Nicaragua, or even a goat or pig for those in great need.
Catalogues are on the narthex table if you would like to pick one up
and take a look.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate
Dec. 3 Upper Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk, Lexie Wagoner
Dec. 10 Upper Doors: Lynda Ver Merris, Sandy Workman
Today Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak
Dec. 3 Sandy Farris, Bella Licari
Dec. 10 Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak
Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
November Stuk Ter Beek Hendges Zondervan
December Schutter Wigent Stuk Ter Beek
PRAYERS & PRAISE LINE
November 26, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write
them down and include them in your prayers for our
congregation this week. Please keep the church
informed of your prayer needs and praises.
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