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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 1, 2007
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit “The Song of the Soul Set Free”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I thank God for Faith that _______
Affirmation of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 21
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “No Disappointment in Heaven”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 1:16-17, 3:9-24 (Page 1091)
Message: “REMEMBER REFORMATION?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 151 ………………..…. “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Vs 1)……“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Worship Sequence No. 127, 128, 129 ..… “The Lord on High is Mighty!
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 43 …………………………. “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Living Word: Job 27
Message “SUFFERING AND POWER” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 329 ……………………. “There is Power in the Blood”
Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leader Gracia Class and Greeter Danielle Vining.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Erika Wigent & Greeter Amy Grimm.
11:20 AM–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
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
“Creeds and Confessions” – Brad Class will lead this group in the
Chapel. This week we will look at The Nicene Creed.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” meets at the Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Join us in the Chapel for the evening worship service.
A time of discussion will follow the message.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2007
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING – Note the time!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Students in Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II Bible Study Group meets in the
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in K – Grade 8. Meet at the Crossing
CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL “GOD LOVES ME – Stories from the Old
Testament” – Meet in the Nursery.
“JUST WALK ACROSS THE ROOM” led by Pastor Rick.
Tonight “Living in 3D: Discern Next Steps”.
BIBLE STUDY WITH REV. DARRELL DALMAN in the
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2007
3:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets to go to the
Superbowl Michigan all night lock in at the Palace! We will
be returning at approximately 5:30 am Saturday.
NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 11, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the morning message. For our
evening service we will travel to Holland to hear Brother Andrew
speak on the topic “Focus on Secret Believers”. The cost of their
commitment is high…they are the most persecuted Christians in the
world. – Christians in Islamic countries who have converted from
Islam. You will hear passionate testimonies of Secret Believers’
personal struggles to come to grips with hostile governments and
terrorist acts. Brother Andrew is the founder of Open Doors
International and author of the best seller “God’s Smuggler”.
This live event will begin at 7:00 pm at Central Wesleyan Church
located at 446 West 40th Street in Holland. Meet at church at
6:00 and we will ride in the vans together.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Arlene Dekker returned to her home following
surgery on Tuesday. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the other
praise reports and prayer concerns.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Orville & Esther Hoag and
family upon the death of Esther’s sister last week.
IN APPRECIATION – The Postema Family is very thankful to Ruth’s
church family, which was so dear to her, for all of the
encouragement, prayers, notes, visits, and restraint to visit when
required, during her illness. Deeply appreciated is the work so
perfectly performed by the Grace staff to accommodate the funeral
in the only place that Ruth would have wanted it. Also, a big
heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers who came again to serve
lunch in their faithful service to God’s Grace Family.
~The Postema Family
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 12, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Friday, November 16, 7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
Monday, November 19, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION
Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Thursday, November 22, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Grace!
Sunday, November 25 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING following the
morning service. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the
proposed budget will be presented and other church business will be
discussed. There will not be Sunday School on this day, however,
activities will be held for children during this time. Sunday School
teachers can plan on attending this meeting.
CHILDREN – Check out the Discovery Library’s new location in the center
hall downstairs. Also…there are 6 new DVDs…GIGI, God’s Little
Princess, Life at the Pond, Veggie Tales: Sumo of the Opera,
Bibleman: Tuning out the Unholy Hero, Friends & Heroes, Pure
NRG. Check it out today!
GRACE GEMS are gathering items for Operation Shoebox -- personal
hygiene products, small toys, calculators, pens/pencils, hard candy;
shoeboxes, and Christmas wrapping paper. The GEMS will be
stuffing and wrapping boxes Wednesday, November 7th.
COMMUNITY DAYS at Younkers, Saturday, November 10 beginning at
6:00 am! Our youth are selling coupon books for $5.00. These
booklets contain a $10.00 coupon off an item selling for $10.00 or
more and 8 coupons worth 20% off sale or regular priced items. The
$5.00 cost of these coupon books goes entirely to our youth
group. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for our fall
activities! See Darrell or one of our youth. Thank you!!
HANGERS NEEDED for kids coats at Club 3:16 this winter. Wooden
hangers are preferred. A box will be in the narthex for your
FELLOWSHIP DINNERS – Our next Wednesday dinner nights will be
November 14 and December 12. Anyone willing to help with
Wednesday dinners contact Tymie Boeve at 531-5700 or 538-3100.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 3rd 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 100 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 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 Nikki’s old office. Again, details are in your mailbox.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE – Thursday, November 8, 1:30 – 7:00 pm at
Faith Reformed Church. Each donor will be asked to show
identification. Walk-in’s are welcome.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen; Paul & Joyce Ostema
Lower Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma
Nov. 11 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Ernst & Char Otto
Lower Doors: Joan Patterson
Today AM Service: Sue Stuk, Mark Roach, Amy Grimm, Chelsea
Boeve PM Service: Sue Stuk
Nov. 11 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Heather Dood, Jennifer Elkowitz,
Tishana Delaney PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
November 4, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The beautiful fall days we have enjoyed
• All those gathered in worship today
• God’s comfort and presence in our daily lives
• Karen Ver Hulst as she begins rehabilitation after surgery
• Arlene Dekker following surgery
• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Bruce & Yvonne Riemersma, neighbors on Royal Oak, as Yvonne will
be undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation
• Tarah Fron and the May Team at IICD Dowagiac as they prepare for
an International Trip to Africa
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson,
Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb, Brian Ciluffo
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gen Kroon,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie Workman, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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