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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 24, 2017

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude  

 Choral Introit “My Prayer” 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *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 

 Offertory 

 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”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure  ………………  “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

 Postlude  

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

 Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

*All who are able, please stand.

 

 

WELCOME

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

 meeting today.

 

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

 Christmas program.

 

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

 Reproducing Discipleship”. 

 

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

 Heather Dood.

 

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!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 

GREETERS 

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

 

NURSERY  

Today Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak

Dec. 3 Sandy Farris, Bella Licari

Dec. 10 Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak

 

USHER/COLLECTION  

 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

 

  • We pray for the Congregational meeting being held after the service today.  We thank God for the many blessings bestowed upon our church and congregation.
  • We pray for the Christmas Store being held at Grace on Saturday.  We thank God for the many churches that have provided gifts and who are volunteering at the store.  We pray for the families that will be shopping.  May they see the love of God through our actions this Christmas season.
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna and all of us go through these days of transition. 
  • We thank and praise God that Heather Dood’s official credo was approved and her exam date has been set for December 5 here at Grace.  Upon passing her exam she will officially be commissioned in January.
  • Please pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand.
  • Please pray for the Search Team as they go about their work.  May the Holy Spirit guide their path. 
  • We pray for Bill Ver Hulst today.  We are thankful that he was able to get a smaller portable oxygen unit which will make things much easier for him.  We pray for continued strength.
  • Remember Fred Hiemstra in your prayers following surgery.  We pray for quick and complete healing.
  • Please be in prayer for Cindy Schutter’s brother Steve.  (Cindy is mom to Don Schutter and Heather Dood)  Steve had to have a second cornea transplant and he is not doing very well.  He is also having a lot of problems with his rheumatoid arthritis and auto immune disease. 
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Jerry Hendrickson, Esther Hoag, Char Otto, Shirley De Bruin, Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie; Amee, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke; Matthew Marshall, brother of Rick Marshall; Mel & Virgil Vander Sloot, brothers of Roger Vander Sloot; Jonathan and Robbie Stouten, nephews  of Pastor Rick; Rev. Al Schreuder, and Tom Cook and his family.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar, Mrs. Betty Figueroa.

 

 

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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