Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 28, 2014
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NOVEMBER 30, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Glory Is A-Coming Our Way”
Lighting of the Prophet Candle
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Video: “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”
Moment of Sharing: Favorite Christmas Songs
Senior Choir “That First Nowell”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 1:1-25 (Page 990)
Message: “PREPARE THE WAY: PATIENCE CHILD”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 585 (Vss. 1, 5) ……………………….. “Be Still & Know”
*Song of Departure No. 243 ……………………………………….. “Emmanuel”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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.
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 into the world. May such joy live within us as we worship our Lord. 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.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated
for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). This offering will be received
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held immediately
following the morning worship service. A slate with Elder and
Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval. The budget for
2015 will be presented and other church business will be discussed.
Written reports are available on the sound board from Pastor Rick,
Heather Dood (Youth), and Pastor George Grevenstuk (Connections).
Copies of the 2015 Budget are also available.
ELDER SLATE: Sharon Dood, John Sawyer (one year term)
DEACON SLATE: Pat Ter Beek, Jenny Hendges
6:00 PM JOIN US this evening as we combine at Faith Reformed
Church (618 – 32nd Street, Wyoming). We will be looking at
Christmas carols and the story behind them. Pastor Rick will share
“All is Well” by Michael W. Smith. Christy Oppenhuizen Cooper will
then sing it for the congregation. Join us for a special start to our
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please keep MaryLynn Huizen (Mother of
Sue Vander Wal) in your prayers as she has been hospitalized with
heart concerns. For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for your prayers during my recent
hospitalization and for all the cards I received. I appreciated the visits by
Pastor Rick, Bill Tacoma, John Sawyer, and Cindy Wylie. Also, a thank
you to John and Fay De Jong for the visit and the beautiful flowers from
the Choir. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a caring church family.
I would like to thank my Grace family for the prayers and cards – I am
doing fabulous and am thankful to report that my biopsy was benign!!
I have an appointment in December to see what the next steps will be.
Thank you! ~Sandy Gort
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 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 – sponsored by our VICTORS!
Come out and let the boys cook and wait on you!
Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the evening 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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
2:30 PM SET UP for the CHRISTMAS STORE. A light
supper will be provided.
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
will meet in the Consistory Room.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
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 sometime
before the store opens. See Shari Dood if you have any
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the new series of
messages “Prepare the Way” with the message “You Say What?” See
the insert in your bulletin today. We will also welcome new members
and celebrate baptism.
6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-LIFE MEETS.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, December 9 - BEING THE HANDS. Still 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.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:45 – 8:00 pm – CHILDREN'S
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: FULL DRESS REHEARSAL.
Please make sure your child is there as this is our only full rehearsal.
Y-Life this includes those of you helping out.
Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 pm WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM
Sunday, December 14, 10:00 am - The DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas
Program will be held during the morning worship service.
Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am – The SENIOR CHOIR will present
their CHRISTMAS CANTATA.
Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 pm CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
SERVICE. Join us here at Grace for this special service. Pastor Rick
will share the message: “Glory Be”. Our Christmas offering is
designated for the 2015 Grace Mission Trip. This will take the
place of our Christmas Day service.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR! Beginning in 2015 we,
as a congregation, will be encouraged to read through the Bible in its
entirety. Pastor Rick will prepare messages to coincide with it as
well. The devotional books are here and you make pick yours up
today on the narthex table. Our cost is $5.00 per book, so if you wish
to donate that amount, you can just drop a little extra in the
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please check the
Narthex for sign up for volunteers during Dec. and Jan. rotations.
COOKBOOKS - Delivery for cookbooks is expected within the first 2
weeks of December. Cost will be $10! Purchase 5 and get 1 FREE!!
They will make great gifts!!
THE CROSSING SUBS – Looking for subs for the Wednesday group
Dec 10th & 17th, 3:15-5:30pm. Please see Heather if you can sub one
or both these days. ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for
the Crossing this winter as a few of our volunteers head south. Sign-
up in Narthex or see Heather.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari, Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing
Dec. 7 Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Jan Higley
Lower Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Today: Sue Stuk, Donna Oppenhuizen
Dec. 7 Diane Maitner, Keri Desmarais
DISCOVERY KIDS – November
Art: Pat Ter Beek
Cooking: Tymie Boeve
Science: Donna Oppenhuizen
Theater: John Sawyer
Games: Elaine Martin
Shepherds: Sophie Licari, Katie Green, Joan Patterson, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
November 30, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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