Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 2, 2012
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “The Comforter Has Come”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: As the Light of the World, God calls us to _____.
Prayers for Our Nation
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Holy Spirit, Live in Me”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 1:1-9 (Page 1054)
Message: “THE STORY: NEW BEGINNINGS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 589 …………..…………………………… “Here I Am, Lord”
*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”
*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 616-618 ……………..…… “Living in His Presence”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 691 ……………….………………….. “Surely Goodness and Mercy”
Living Word: I Kings 1:1-4 (Page 322),
I Samuel 23:29 – 24:7 (Page 285), Psalm 42 (Page 550
Message: “HOLY PLACES: DAVID’S WADI” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 692 …….…………………… “God Will Take Care of You”
*All who are able, please stand
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
have begun Christmas program practice and will continue every
Wednesday and Sunday until December 16 when they will perform
“Stranger in the Manger”. Please make every effort to have your kids
at practice whenever possible.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start.
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.
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - If you are interested in
attending this class, meet Shari Dood in Pastor Rick’s office following
the service today.
6:45 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle and High School meets at the
BUTTERBRAIDS are here! If you bought Butterbraids from the
GEMS, you can pick them up today in the Kitchen! Thanks to all for
PRAYERS & PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – THANK YOU to those who came out last
Saturday to help with our Habitat day. Due to the fact that so much
work is still needed from volunteers at the parsonage, we changed
our Habitat for Humanity project to Habitat for Grace and
Connections. It was a fun day of painting, pulling up carpet, and
more....and lets not forget the yummy food! Progress is being made
at the parsonage but we could still use some extra help painting and
soon we will begin deep cleaning! Please sign up in the narthex or
call Shari or Rick Postema (Rick is chairing this big project!) if you
can give even a few hours. Again thank you to those who have
given so many hours already. ~Shari Dood and Rick Postema
Sincere thanks to the Grace congregation for the cards and prayers,
to Pastor Rick and others who came to the funeral home and the
memorial service. Your kindness is very much appreciated.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - GEMS SPONSORED
DINNER! See the insert in the bulletin today.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ practice for Christmas program
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!
ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
Meet in the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of
Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 11, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message, “Paul’s Mission”
from The Story. Please read Chapter 29 in preparation.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 12, 6:30 pm - PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Monday, November 12, 7:30 pm - SPECIAL CONSISTORY
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:00 pm – MISSION/OUTREACH
Thursday, November 22, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY Worship
Service. Pastor Rick will share the message.
Friday, November 23, 6:30 pm – KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE
NIGHT at the Crossing! This year we will view “WHY DO WE
CALL IT CHRISTMAS?” Cutting down trees? Hanging
stockings? Santa Claus? What to they have to do with Jesus'
birthday? More than you'd think! Mark your calendar and plan to
attend this fun family activity!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also for
Thanksgiving Day is designated for CONNECTIONS.
OUR GEMS will be putting together “Breakfast Bundles” for the
Kids Food Basket Program. These Breakfast Bundles are used for
children in need to eat on long weekends and holidays while not in
school. The items needed for the bundles are: single serving cereal
boxes, small 100% fruit juice boxes (less than 7 oz.), Poptarts, small
raisin boxes, and 100% Vitamin C fruit snacks. The GEMS will be
putting these baskets together on November 7. You can bring your
donations to the church kitchen or the donation box near the front
doors. Thank you!
HELP AT THE PARSONAGE – Work will continue this week at the
Parsonage! If you can help at any time, please see Shari Dood or sign
up on the list in the narthex.
ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are now being sold by the Discovery
Kidz for $20.00 each. See the insert today. They make great
PAPER GATOR – During the month of November we will get
double points for all our papers recycled! Recycle your magazines,
phone books, newspapers, etc at the Paper Gator in our parking lot.
Proceeds are split between the Boy Scouts and Grace. Thank You!
CHICAGO BUS TRIP – There are still a few spots left for this Friday,
November 30 trip! They will leave at 7:00 am from the parking lot of
Zion Reformed Church in Grandville. We will return approximately
10:30 pm. Cost is $35.00. Call Sue Stuk if interested (538-3100 or
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
Nov. 11 Upper Doors: Elaine Martin; Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
Nov. 18 Upper Doors: Ron Lankheet, Brian & Abbey Licari
Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Today Chelsea Dornbos, Cindy Wylie
Nov. 11 Elaine Martin, Amy Grimm
Nov. 18 Sue Stuk, Jayme Dood
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Today 3 & 4 (T) Mary Bush (S) Elaine Martin
K – 2nd (T) Heather Dood (S) Tymie Boeve
3 – 5 (T) Rick Postema (S) Ruth Locke
Nov. 11 3 & 4 (T) Lynda Ver Merris (S) OPEN
K – 2nd (T) Donna Oppenhuizen (S) Brian Gort
3 – 5 (T) Sandy Gort (S) Ray Zondervan
Prayers & Praise Line
November 4, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Connections is thankful for this special offering in November. As the daughter church of Grace we cherish this relationship. We appreciate your continued support as
the parent church both corporately and individually, through prayers and offerings. Your support enables to ministry to continue to reach out to the
neighborhood and feed the spirits and the bodies that live in our community. Your offerings to Connections, apart from your tithe to Grace, carry forward
your vision for a new church plant to reach the unchurched. Consider being a regular partner with a $20/week for 20 weeks contribution to Connections.
We also deeply appreciate your prayers for Connections. Please continue to pray for growing numbers and small groups. Please also
remember in prayer a Connection family that has just lost their apartment lease, is struggling to find a job and facing marriage and family
conflicts that have forced the family apart. Our prayer is that this would be quickly resolved and that we are able to provide Christ – like
friendship and comfort for this family during this tough time.
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