Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Nov 23, 2011
1st SUNDAY of ADVENT
NOVEMBER 27, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
What is God Conceiving?
Choral Introit “He is Jehovah”
Time of Praise
* Advent Call to Worship and Lighting of the Advent Candle
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Affirmation of Faith – Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 53
Moment of Sharing: The Holy Spirit is creating ____________.
Moments in Prayer
Choral Anthem “His Name is Jesus”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Family Network of Wyoming
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Genesis 1:1-27 (Page 1), John 1:1-17 (Page 1027)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO BROODS AND CREATES”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 244 ……………… “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”
* Song of Departure …………………………………….. “Holy Spirit Live in Me”
*All who are able, please stand.
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
It is with warmth and joy that we welcome all who have come
to worship today. May this be a time of encouragement
and inspiration. Please take a moment and sign your
name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is
passed so we can get to know you better.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade can be a part of the Grace Discovery Kidz! Meet
downstairs by the youth desk. During the Congregational
meeting the kids will be able to watch a movie with
Mrs. Heather so all parents can attend the meeting.
SPECIAL OFFERING for November is designated for Family
Network of Wyoming. This offering will be received this morning.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning worship service today. The slate will be presented for
approval of Elders & Deacons, the 2012 Proposed Budget will be
presented and other church business will be discussed. Written
reports from Pastor George Grevenstuk (Crossing Community),
Heather Dood (Children & Youth Coordinator), and Shari Dood
(Director of Outreach and Compassion Ministries) are available
from the sound board.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as
it is passed today.
6:00 PM COMMUNITY ADVENT SERVICE. Area churches will
join together at Newhall Community Church (3746 Byron Center Rd,
Wyoming) for this special musical start to the Advent season. Grace
choir…please meet at Newhall at 5:15 pm for practice.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER-Pizza, Breadsticks, Ice Cream
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
6:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ practice for Christmas Program.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS & VICTORS will meet together tonight!
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel with Pastor Scott Crane.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
6:00 PM MOTHER-DAUGHTER CHRISTMAS DINNER.
For all with reservations! This will be a special evening
celebrating the beginning of the most special time of the year.
The evening will include dinner, music and special guest
speaker, Terri De Boer.
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the Advent Series “What is
God Conceiving?” with the message “The Holy Spirit Who Spoke
Through the Prophets”. See the insert in your bulletin today.
DISCOVERY KIDZ will have a full dress rehearsal immediately
following the service next week. Rehearsal will be about 25
minutes. This will be the only rehearsal!
6:45 PM Y – LIFE for Middle and High School Youth.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – We would like to express our deepest thanks to
all of our Grace family, especially for your cards and prayers.
Again thank you for your deep concern. God bless each one of you.
~John & Della Sawyer
OUR Y-LIFE YOUTH GROUP spent last Sunday evening working
with snack donations not only that they brought, but yours as well.
They put together popcorn snack bags and snack sacks for Kids Food
Baskets. They have helped 352 children have a snack when they may
not have a meal to go home to. Our youth are making a difference!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 PM A special night is being planned for
our Grace Church family! AL JOHNSON will speak of his real life
perils as a former paratrooper/OSS Agent and his “behind the lines”
exploits in France and China during World War II. We will start the
night off with a PANCAKE SUPPER sponsored by the Victors.
This will begin at 5:45 pm, with Choir meeting from 6:15 pm –
7:00 pm. This will give everyone an opportunity to hear Al Johnson
speak. Pastor Scott’s class will not meet. Invite a friend and come
out for this special night!
Sunday, December 11, 10:00 am DISCOVERY KIDZ will present their
Sunday, December 18, 10:00 am - Our SENIOR CHOIR will present
their Christmas Cantata.
ONLINE OFFERINGS – Open enrollment for online giving is starting
again in December. For 2011, over $28,000 will be donated to Grace
automatically. Thank you to the individuals and families that are
using this free service and helping our deacons with less counting
and re-counting when necessary for the traditional envelopes. Please
contact Ray Zondervan or Ernst Otto for more information.
BUTTERBRAIDS! THE GEMS are selling the delicious Butterbraids
now through Nov. 30. They should be delivered around December 14
PERFECT timing before Christmas! Cost is $12.00 each.
BAKE SALE to benefit the Chiapas Mission Trip! This will be held on
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing
Dec. 4 Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke, Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
Today Lynda Ver Merris, Pat Ter Beek, Allie Mc Elroy
Dec. 4 Donna Oppenhuizen, Laura Marshall, Amy Grimm
Prayers & Praise Line
November 27, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
We give praise to God for the two members of Grace
who are now a part of the steering team.
Thank you to Larry Kleymmer and Les VanWyk.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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 praise reports!
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