Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 31, 2013
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
International Day of Prayer
for the Persecuted Church
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise by Discovery Kidz
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Presentation
Alpha Program Update
Prayers for the Persecuted Church
Ministry of Music “Great I Am” Jayme Dood, Rowin Mulder, & Ray Zondervan
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 10:17-23 (Page 942)
Message: “ONE WITH THEM” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 730 …………………… “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”
* Song of Departure No. 602 (Vs. 1)…. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
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
TODAY we will share with churches around the world as we pray for
persecuted Christians on INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE 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 and Connections.
6:00 PM – We will gather with our sister churches here at Grace for a
REFORMATION SERVICE. You will have the opportunity to meet
Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Pope Paul III.
6:45 – 8 PM Y-Life will meet at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Luke Dieffenbach was admitted to St.
Mary’s this past week. Please pray that his difficulties with sleeping
as well as other problems will be corrected and he will be able to
return to Mary Free Bed and continue rehab soon. For all other
prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to everyone who donated food,
volunteered your time, and prayed for the ACCESS County Wide
Food Drive. Over 50 tons of food was collected overall. Our
donations all went to the FNOW Food Pantry who now serves over
400 families each month. We thank you all for your continued
support and generosity.
Grace you once again have out done yourselves!! THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU!!! The Trunk or Treat was a HUGE success. We had
28 Trunks present and close to 200 people come thru at my best
guess! Many from the neighborhood as well as our own families
here at Grace! I received many thank you's from those going thru
thanking us for putting on such a great event!! I am looking
forward to next year as this becomes a Grace tradition. Thank you
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! On the menu: Casseroles
and Crock Pot dinners! Come out and enjoy dinner and
fellowship prior to the nights classes!!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas Program Practice.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - The class
usually has 6 sessions. You can be part of this class even if
you do not want to become a member at this time....the class
will enable you to become a member but it will not obligate
you to do so. If you have any questions, call Shari Dood at
POLITICS AND THE NATION – This is a 6 week study
using a DVD by Charles Colsen. Wes Dekker will lead this
class that meets in the Consistory room.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE – This class is led by
Pastor Rick and meets in his office.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
7:00 PM The THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
will meet in the Consistory Room.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
5:30 PM VEGGIE TALES LIVE for all those with reservations!
If your child uses a booster, please bring it along. We should
be returning to Grace around 8:15 pm. See Ms. Heather if you
have any questions.
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
NEXT WEEK Pastor Al Schreuder, RCA missionary in Chiapas Mexico,
will be with us and share an update on his ministry as well as the
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 11, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY
Monday, November 11, 6:30 FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP BIBLE
Friday, November 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm ALPHA TRAINING to be held
at the Crossing. See the Galaxy today for lots of information
concerning the ALPHA program. Please RSVP – Rowin or Rachel
Mulder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-730-2430.
Sunday, November 24 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service.
Sunday, December 15 – The DISCOVERY KIDZ CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM “Signs of Christmas” will take place during the morning
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
DISCOVERY KIDZ STILL NEEDS A VOLUNTEER for Games.
See Ms. Heather today if you can help!!
ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are being sold by our Discovery
Kidz! The cost is $20, with $10.00 of that going directly to the
Discovery Kidz program. Last year they made over $400.00, making
it the best fundraiser ever! The coupon book has coupons to over 100
local merchants. A sample book is available on the narthex table.
This sale will run until Nov. 17. They make great Christmas presents!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jan Higley, Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Lower Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema
Nov. 10 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson, Nancy Ver Strate
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Nov. 17 Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Mary Huizenga
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
Today Linda Emelander, Sue Stuk
Nov. 10 Elaine Martin, Judy Beadle
Nov. 17 Pat Ter Beek, Lyndsey Boeve
Art: Rowin & Rachel Mulder
Theater: Abbey Licari
Science: Keri Desmarais
Shepherds: Reece Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
November 3, 2013
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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