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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Nov 23, 2005
1st SUNDAY of ADVENT
November 27, 2005
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Bless His Holy Name”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (Responsive)
Lighting of the Advent Candle: Prophet
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Invocation and Salutation
Senior Choir “What You Gonna Call Him?”
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 244 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Special Offering for Mel Trotter Ministries
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Genesis 2:4-3:13, 22-24 (Page 2)
Message: “RE-PLACED IN THE GARDEN”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Grace Trio Shari Dood, Ernst Otto, Carol Roelofs
“Softly and Tenderly”
* Song of Departure No. 243 “Emmanuel”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
* All who are able, please stand
ELDERS INVITATION - If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
A warm welcome to our visitors and members alike during this season of Advent. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate again the coming of our Lord, let us affirm the joy Christ brought to the world. May such joy live within us as we worship the Lord! Please take a moment and sign the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children & Worship with Worship
Leaders Lisa Braendle and Hennie Rosema.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated for
MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES. This offering will be received today.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will take place following the morning
service. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the proposed
2006 budget will be presented and other church business will be
CHILDREN ages 3 – 5th Grade will practice for the Christmas program in
the Fellowship Hall. Middle & High School students can go out to
the Crossing with Keith. A nursery will be provided for children
under the age of 3.
WREATHS are available for pick up for all who placed an order. They will
be available in the garage following the service. Checks can be made
out to Grace Youth Ministries.
6:00 PM ANNUAL COMMUNITY ADVENT SERVICE. The service will be held
at St. John Vianney Church, 4101 Clyde Park, Wyoming. Join us in
this special musical beginning of the Advent season. Our choir along
with choirs from other area churches will present a program of
7:00 – 9:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Irene Polderman remains at Butterworth
Hospital following knee replacement surgery. Joan Patterson
was able to return home following knee replacement surgery.
Ann Hoezee will undergo shoulder replacement on Tuesday,
November 29 at Butterworth Hospital. See the Prayers and Praise
Line for all the concerns of the Grace family.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2005
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2005
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
6:45 – 8:15 PM GEMS for girls in grades 1-8.
7:00 – 8:00 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP CRAFT NIGHT.
Ornament Wreaths – Bring a small straw wreath and a glue
gun if you have one. Call the office (538-3100) if you have
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Everyone is
invited to join them in this special time of prayer.
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2005
2nd Sunday of Advent
Pastor Rick will continue the Advent series “You Too, Can Be
Re-Placed”, a series of messages for displaced people.
The message “Re-Placed On The Journey” based on Genesis
11:31-12:5; 15; Hebrews 11:8-12. See the insert in your bulletin today
for the details!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 5, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm WOMEN’S CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS.
DEADLINE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IS TODAY!
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
PRACTICE. See Judy Beadle if you cannot be there.
Sunday, December 11, 6:00 pm CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.
This year the children will present “Stranger in the Manger”,
a musical that tells the birth of Jesus with the fun use of rhyme.
Sunday, December 18, 10:00 am SENIOR CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA.
The choir will present “Heaven & Earth Rejoice”.
THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE is planning a Christmas Luncheon at 1:00 pm on
Tuesday, December 13 at Grand Villa in Grandville. Reservations can
be made by calling Gladys Kessel at 878-1101. ALL women of Grace
NEW MEMBERS CLASS – Some of you have expressed the desire to
become a part of a New Member Class soon. We are planning on
having a class, starting the second week of January. In the past we
have held the class during the Sunday School hour for 6 weeks. We
could still do this but we are also looking into having the class on
Wednesday evenings. Sign up in the narthex.
NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES will soon be available. Many volunteers are
needed! Even if you can only help out a couple times per year, please
sign up on the narthex table! If you have helped in the past, there is
no need to sign up again…we will automatically schedule you.
HOLIDAY BASKETS – There is still time to sign up to provide a Holiday
Basket for a family at Christmas. You can provide just the food for a
holiday meal or you may also include gifts. Sign up in the narthex
and Shari will contact you with the name of a family from UCOM.
WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE – All the tags have been taken! If you
would still like to help, you could purchase gifts to put on our “special
sale items” table that will be set up in the store. Items on these tables
will include various gifts that are less that a $10.00 value, such as
scarves, mittens, hats, books, small stuffed animals, markers, paper
items, etc. Bring these items to the box in the library area by the tree.
Please check your mailbox for a letter that explains the Wyoming
Christmas Store in detail.
MISSIONARY DISPLAY – We have decided to leave the Missionary Display
(from last week’s fair) up one more week so that more of you can
adopt a missionary as a prayer partner. The display is downstairs by
the door on the lower level. Please sign up for a missionary who has
less people on their list. All you need to do is pick up a prayer card at
the display and then remember to pray for them! You can also send
cards, letters, or emails!
HURRICANE RELIEF WORK TRIP – If you would like to become part of a
group to help with hurricane reconstruction, check out the sheet in
the narthex and sign up. You will be contacted with more details.
COOKIES have been provided for the month of November following the
morning worship service. Lynda Ver Merris has volunteered to bake
cookies to benefit the A.T. PROJECT for the Walk-a-Thon at Disney in
January of 2006. Please place your donations in the cookie jar today!
Week of 11-20-05
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$4,869.18 $7,927.15 - 3,057.97
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$361,370.70 $ 372,576.05 - 11,205.35
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dave & Pam Hoezee
Lower Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
Dec. 4 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Les & Magdalena Kiss
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Dec. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Norden Boeve Ron Veldheer Elkowitz Gort Stephan
Today AM Service: Keith & Cindy Benthin, Jennifer Elkowitz,
Dec. 4 AM Service: Sue Vander Wal, Danielle Vining, Jennifer
Moody, Stephanie Postema
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Dec. 11 AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Diane Maitner,
PM Service: Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
November 27, 2005
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· Time together with family
· His Faithfulness
· Our church family
· Our Missionaries
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Joan Patterson and Irene Polderman as they recover following surgery
· Ann Hoezee who will undergo surgery this week
· Sandy Michaels as she moves into a new home (Her new address is 3580
Remembrance Rd. NW, Apt. 216, Walker, MI 49534 Phone 550-6628)
· Those in our congregation recovering from surgeries, or seeking
treatment for health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she undergoes Chemotherapy
· Baby Ethan Veldheer and his health concerns
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· Tarah Fron studying in London
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Lucille Bosma, Donna De Bres,
Katie Van Dam, Jonathan Stouten, Gordon Ver Merris
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, Mark DeBri and Ben Smith in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert
Kerkstra, Mrs Myrtle Kooi, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins,
Mr Harold Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten,
Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia Workman
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 about your prayer needs and praise reports.
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