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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 30, 2014

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

International Day of Prayer

for the Persecuted Church

 

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 “Today is the Day”

“The Lord Will Keep His Promises”

 *Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Discovery Kidz Sharing

 Video:  Watch List 2014

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory – “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

 Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology

 *Prayer of Dedication

 God’s Living Word: Acts 2:1-4 (Pg. 1056), Galatians 5:16-26 (Pg. 1132)

 Message:  “THRIVE: BLOWING IN THE SPIRIT”  

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No.  395 (Vss. 1, 3, 5) …………  “Descend, O Holy Spirit”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 434 (V. 1 and Chorus) …….... “Revive Us Again” 

 Postlude  Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 *All who are able, please stand. 

 

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.

 

 WELCOME

We joyously welcome you to Grace today!  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 MEET.  All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.  The kids will

 join us in the service today to share about their last rotation.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the

 Consistory Room following the morning service today.  This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at

 Grace Reformed Church.

 

6:00 PM A JOINT REFORMATION DAY SERVICE with Faith

 Reformed will be held here at Grace. We will meet in the sanctuary.

 

6:15 PM Y-LIFE MEETS!  Note the time!  Bring a rake and gloves

 and dress accordingly!

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014

 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in

 Grades 5 & 6. 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014

 3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM  THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for

 youth in Grades 3 & 4.

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu:  BBQ!

 Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to

 classes. 

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 6:45 PM KIDS PRACTICE FOR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th.  Meet in the Choir Room!

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!

 

 ADULTS – “Christian – It’s Not What You Think”. 

 Meet in the Consistory Room.

 “BELONGING” New Members Class will meet in Pastor

 Rick’s office.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014

 7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will

 meet in the Consistory room.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the Thrive series with the

 message:  “Reaching God’s Dreams”. 

 

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS –  Ken Wylie will undergo shoulder surgery on

 Thursday, November 6.  Please keep Ken in your prayers.  For all

 other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise

 Line in your bulletin today.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Monday, November 10, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

 

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM

 meeting.

 

Monday, November 17, 6:30 pm ELDERS  MEETING

 7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING

 

Monday, November 24, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

 

Thursday, November 27, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY

 WORSHIP SERVICE at Grace.  Our Special Offering for

 Thanksgiving day is designated for Family Network of Wyoming.

 

Sunday, November 30 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be

 held following the morning worship service.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GIFT WRAPPER – Looking for someone to wrap empty boxes in

 Christmas paper.  All supplies will be furnished!  See Heather if you

 can help.

 

THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published.  Please have your

 articles to Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort by November 6.  Thank you!

 

GRACE CHURCH COOKBOOKS – There is still time to turn in

 your recipes if you have not done so already.  Please have them to the

 office by Tuesday!!  Thank you to everyone who has already

 contributed!

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated

 for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).  This offering will be received

 on November 30.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REFORMED BUILD VOLUNTEER

 WORK PROJECT – Sign up today for this work project at 1015

 Kensington SW on Saturday, November 15.  Call (538-6311) Bill

 Ver Hulst if you have any questions.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today  Upper Doors:  George & Juel Grevenstuk, Louise Grimm

 Lower Doors:  Katie Green

Nov. 9 Upper Doors:  Ken & Janet Groenhout, Ron Harmsen

 Lower Doors:  Derk & Jenny Hendges

 

NURSERY  

Today: Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris

Nov. 9: Judy Beadle, Brielle Wigent

 

DISCOVERY KIDS – November

Art:  Pat Ter Beek 

Cooking:  Tymie Boeve 

Theater:  John Sawyer

Games:  Elaine Martin

Science:  Donna Oppenhuizen

Shepherds:  Sophie Licari, Katie Green, Joan Patterson, Brielle Wigent 

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

November 2, 2014

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank God today for his faithfulness and unfailing Grace that is ours each day.
  • We thank and praise God today for our friends and family members that mean so much to us.
  • We pray for the process of electing new Elders and Deacons.
  • Remember Ken Wylie in your prayers this week as he undergoes surgery. 
  • Please continue to keep Linda Emelander in your prayers. We pray for encouragement and strength.
  • We pray for Judy Klein after knee surgery.  We pray for her as she begins therapy and heals.
  • We also lift up Roger Vander Sloot following knee surgery.  We thank God that he did so well and continue to pray for his recovery.
  • We pray today for the two women from Jan Higley’s apartment building that were killed in a tragic accident right in front of the building on Saturday, Oct. 25.  We pray for comfort for their friends and family.
  • We continue to lift up Earl & Clare Reifel and the people they serve in West Africa as they battle the effects of the Ebola crisis there.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young in your prayers.  She has now begun radiation and continues to fight cancer.
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.  In particular we pray for Amie Pierce serving in Kuwait.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink,

Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.

  • NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH MINISTRIES is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for the Woodview Christian Church.  Let’s join together in this community effort.

 

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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