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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 30, 2008
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Where Could I Go?”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Responsive Reading No. 810………………….. “Love the Lord, Your God”
Moments in Prayer for Our Nation
* Hymn No. 809 ………………………………………………. “God of Our Fathers”
Senior Choir “Sheltered in the Arms of God”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: II Timothy 3:16-17 (Page 1156)
Message: SPIRITUAL PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES: BIBLE STUDY
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 413, vs. 1, 3, 5 ……. “Break Thou the Bread of Life”
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 602 ………………. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn …………………………………..…… “I Will Make You Fishers of Men”
Living Word: Various Scriptures
Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: A STUDY OF PETER”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ………………….……………… “Speak, Lord, in the Stillness”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda VanderWerp
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Hennie Rosema. Children K – 2nd Grade meet in
the Choir Room with Worship Leaders Sandy Farris &
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High and High School Sunday School Class
will meet at the
Crossing with Pastor Rick.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way
– Topic: “Saving & Investing”.
Meet in the Chapel.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Willie Hiemstra is at home following eye surgery.
Bob Ver Merris will undergo surgery tomorrow at the Meijer Heart
Center at Spectrum Downtown. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all
prayer concerns & praise reports.
CLUB 3:16 PRAYERS & PRAISE
A special thank you to Sandy Farris for helping out with the Middle School overnighter.
The Club 3:16 Elementary group just finished a six week devotion on Elisha and Elijah and will be
starting a seven week devotion on “The Armor of God” which will begin Nov. 6th.
A special thank you to Donna Oppenhuizen for teaching on Elisha and Elijah at Club!
We look forward to raking Lucille Sytsema’s yard in November…thanks for allowing us to be a
blessing to you.
Club kids are in need of shovels, rakes, and other yard tools for the upcoming Community Service
Projects. Please donate items to this great cause. Items can be left in Kia’s office at church.
THANK YOU! ~Kia Delaney, Club 3:16 Coordinator
BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE – The Grace congregation is invited to a
celebration in honor of ANN HOEZEE’S 90th Birthday. The open house
will be held from 2-4 pm on Sunday, November 2 at Life Source,
Crystal Springs, 1175 – 68th Street, GR. If you can’t attend the
celebration and would like to send a card, Ann’s address is:
Crystal Springs, Room D-111, 1175 – 68th Street SE, 49508.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
9:00 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet in the
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Meet at the Crossing.
Snacks: Noah Ryan
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! Meet in the nursery.
THE BELHAR CONFESSION CLASS – Meet with Pastor Rick in
the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – NOVEMBER 9, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the series SPIRITUAL
PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES with the message “WORSHIP”.
PRAYER WALKERS – After the worship service next week we would like
all walkers to meet together briefly in front of the sanctuary for a
quick wrap up of the prayer walk experience.
DATES TO REMEMBER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8 AM – 10 PM ALL DAY SCRAPBOOKING at
the Crossing! Mark your calendars!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held
following the morning service. Election of Elder & Deacons will be
held, the proposed budget will be presented and other church
business will be discussed.
NEEDED: The Facilities Committee is looking for someone interested in
a SNOW SHOVELING JOB here at church this winter. You would be
responsible for keeping the walkways clear on Sunday’s and other
meeting days during the winter season. See or call Neal Klein if
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 4th Annual Wyoming Christmas Store. This store is set up for low
income families of the neighborhood. Parents are able to purchase gifts for their children at ¼ the cost.
Our Christmas tree is set up and there are 80 tags on it that need to be filled. Check your mailbox for all
the details and pick up a couple tags from the tree!
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that we are once again setting up at
DeVos Children’s Hospital. We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any amount are
appreciated. Bring these gifts to Shari’s office. Again, details are in your mailbox.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and for
Thanksgiving Day is designated for the FAMILY NETWORK OF
WYOMING FOOD PANTRY. In addition to the food pantry, Family
Network offers many other services to the Wyoming community.
NEWHALL COMMUNITY CHURCH invites retirees, seniors and friends to a
special event on Monday, November 17. Judge Sara Smolenski who
serves as Judge for the 63rd District Court will share some of her
experiences with the group that morning. There will be a time for
conversation and fellowship beginning at 9:45 am followed by Judge
Smolenski’s presentation at 10:30 am. There will be a time for
questions afterward. Newhall Community Church is located at
3746 Byron Center Ave.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson, Ellsworth &
Jeanette Johnson Lower Doors: Deb & Larry Kleymeer
Nov. 9 Upper Doors: Joan Patterson, Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Gladys Kessel
Nov. 16 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga, Wilma Kamphuis
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Today AM Service: Sandy Farris, Sue & Kendra Veldheer,
Sue Vander Wal
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Nov. 9 AM Service: Heather Dood, Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Nov. 16 AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Danielle Vining, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
November 2, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• God’s comfort and presence in our daily lives
• All those gathered in worship today
• The elections on Tuesday
• All those who are sick with colds and flu this season
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Willie Hiemstra following surgery
• Bob Ver Merris as he undergoes surgery this week
• Esther Hoag and her health concerns
• The Ethiopian baby boy awaiting new parents
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they wait for their child
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Lucille Bosma,
Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret
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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