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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 3, 2006

 
 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2006
 10:00 am Worship Service
 
 Prelude
 Choral Introit “Live for the Lord”
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
 * Greeting Time
 * Opening Songs of Praise
 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moments of Sharing:  God has blessed us with _____________.
 Senior Choir “Take My Life, And Let It Be”
 Sacrament of Baptism
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Offertory
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
*  Doxology
*  Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Leviticus 27:30-34 (Page 126), Matthew 19:16-24 (Page 953),
 II Corinthians 9:6-15 (Page 1124) 
 Message:  “THE STANDARD OF STEWARDSHIP 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*  Closing Hymn No. 670  …………………………………  “Make Me a Blessing”
*  Benediction
*  Song of Departure ……………………………..............................  “Sanctuary” 
*  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.
 
 WELCOME
We rejoice in having each of you here for worship today.  Your
presence lifts our spirits.  Remembering the love which God has
for us, we extend our hand in love to one another.  Please sign
your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it 
 is passed so we can get to know you better!
 
 SUNDAY’S AT SIX
 Meet in the Chapel
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
 Opening Hymn No. 356  ……………………….…………………….  “Redeemed”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Time of Sharing
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No.  508  ………………………………….………………  “Love Lifted Me”
 Living Word: Selections from Jonah
 Message: “SWALLOWED UP BY NINEVEH” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 
* Closing Hymn No. 591  ……………………..  “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
 
 
 TODAY AT GRACE
 
TODAY we celebrate the SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM as Logan Riley Grimm
 son of Doug and Amy Grimm, is baptized.  The flowers on the piano
 are in honor of his baptism.
 
 CHILDREN & WORSHIP
 Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
 Kids hallway with Worship Leaders Gracia Class & Erika
 Wigent.  Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room
 with Worship Leaders Karen Ver Hulst & Darrell Delaney. 
 You will be dismissed during the offering time. 
 
THE BELONGING (New Members Class) will meet in Pastor Rick’s office
 for their last session.
 
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.
 Spiritual Warfare in the Old Testament – Brad Class will lead this 
 group in the Chapel. 
 You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet 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.
 
 PRAYERS & PRAISE
 
HEALTH CONCERNS –Curt Boes was back in the hospital this week,
 but was expected to return to his home by this weekend. Irene
 Polderman returned to her home following surgery on Wednesday.
 Gordon Ver Merris is hospitalized in serious condition following
 surgery this past week.  Donna Oppenhuizen has a cracked kneecap
 following a fall at the Crossing during Club 3:16.  Her knee will have
 to be immobilized for 6 weeks, however, it looks like she will be able
 to avoid surgery. See the Prayers & Praise Line today for all the
 Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
 
 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
 3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006
 2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
KOINONIA
 6:45 – 8:00 PM
 SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice. 
 6:45 – 8:15 PM
 TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
 7:00 – 8:00 PM
 PRESCHOOL – 5th GRADE – FOLLOWING JESUS EVERYDAY! 
 Tonight we will visit a sheepfold in Bethlehem and learn how
 we can hear and follow the voice of Jesus, the Good
 Shepherd.  We will start in the Fellowship Hall.  Be sure to
 dress warm this week!
 A nursery is available for younger children.
Ø LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
 Women’s Bible Study.  Meet in the Chapel.
Ø BIBLICAL ROLE MODELS - Join Brad Class in PASTOR RICK’S
 OFFICE for this series of Bible Studies.
Ø THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga in a
 study of the Spirit Fruit as found in Galatians 5:22-23. This
 series of Bible Studies will meet in the CONSISTORY ROOM. 
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006
 9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing. 
 Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
 3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
 4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office. 
 
 NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 12, 2006
 YOUTH SUNDAY
 
9:15 AM SPECIAL ELDERS MEETING.
 
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING our youth will take part in our service. 
 
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share the message “Echoes of Persia”
 from the series Where Sin and Sacred Meet.  Discussion will follow the
 message.
 
6:00 – 8:00 PM YOUTH - GRACE GIFTED!  We at Grace want to allow our
 young people to display their gifts.  If you like to sing, dance, play an
 instrument, write poetry or have other talents, we invite you to
 Grace Gifted!  This is an opportunity to share your gifts and for us
 to celebrate each other.  This exciting event is on November 12 from
 6-8 pm at the Crossing.  There will be fun and giveaways.  If you have
 questions, see Darrell.
 
 DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
 
Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm MISSION & OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
 
Friday, November 17, 7:00 – 11:00 pm SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT at the
 Crossing.
 
Monday, November 20 LIFELINE SCREENING at Grace.
 
Monday, November 20, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION
 
Thursday, November 23, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Grace.
 
Sunday, November 26 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 the children during this time.  Sunday
 School teachers can plan on attending the Congregational meeting.
 
Tuesday, December 5th 6:30 PM WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS. 
 This is always a special night out.  You will have the opportunity to
 tour the many festively decorated tables and enjoy delicious desserts. 
 Would you like to be a hostess?  If so, indicate that when you sign up
 in the narthex!  Everyone is welcome…invite your family and friends! 
 
 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
NEEDED FOR THE CHILDRENS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS:  One helper for
 November 12!  Also please save your cardboard PAPER TOWEL
 AND TOILET PAPER ROLLS.  They need about 20 on November
 19th.  Also needed on November 19 are 3 male fishermen and
 someone to play Jesus in a short unrehearsed skit.  Sign up
 on the sheet in the narthex if you can help.  Questions??  See Jennifer
 Moody.
 
ALASKA CHALLENGE – Please be in prayer as we proceed with plans for
 fundraising for those who have expressed interest in becoming part
 of the Alaska Challenge, July 21-31, 2007.  Also pray for those who
 are still not sure if God is calling them to participate.  If you have any
 questions, contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan.
 
D & W FUND RAISING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! D & W will donate 5% of
 our group’s total sales back to our Youth Groups.  All you need is our
 code 95688.  Local participating D & W’s are the Grandville, Breton
 Village, Caledonia, Rockford & Cascade stores.  The date for this
 promotion is NOVEMBER 12-18.  Just jot down our code and shop! 
 
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING!  Once again we are providing
 opportunities for you to help those in need!
Ø Participate by buying gifts for the 2nd 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 125 tags on it that need to be filled.  Check your  mailbox for all the details and pick up a couple tags from the tree!
Ø 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…we will use the left over gifts from the Christmas store for the younger children.  Gifts of any amount are appreciated.  Again, the details are in your mailbox.
Ø Provide a Holiday Basket for a family at Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Sign up in the narthex if you are interested.  Please respond by early November for a Thanksgiving basket and early December for a Christmas basket.
 
TODAY WE REJOICE with Pastor Dave Jansen and CenterPoint Church
 because their classis has agreed to purchase land for their church to
 build on in the future.  However, before Classis can finalize this
 purchase of land, CenterPoint has the responsibility of getting all the
 required site plans completed.  Please keep Pastor Dave in your
 prayers as these details are worked out. 
 
WREATH SALES – Our youth group will once again be selling Christmas
 Wreaths and Evergreen Crosses.  Order forms are available on the
 narthex table.  Wreaths will be delivered Sunday, November 26th
 
 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS 
Today Upper Doors:  Ray & Robin Zondervan;  Keith & Carolyn Baker
 Lower Doors:  Curt & Judy Beadle
Nov. 12 All Doors: Youth
Nov. 19  Upper Doors:  Kerri Baker;  Ron & Marcia Berends
 Lower Doors:  Tim & Lindsey Boeve
 
 
NURSERY
Today AM Service:  Sue Veldheer, Brittany Emaus 
 PM Service:  Ruth Postema
Nov. 12  AM Service:  Marge Veldheer, Karen Kosters, Laura Marshall,
 PM Service:  Sue Stuk
Nov. 19  AM Service:  Cindy Wylie, Tami & Ashley Veldheer,
 Becky Herrema
 PM Service:  Lynda Ver Merris
 
 
USHERS/COLLECTION 
November Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 
 Gort Veldheer Johnson Moody
 
 
 FINANCIAL REPORT 
 Week of 10-29-06
 Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
 $6,709.07 $7,848.27 -  $1,139.20
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
 $338,263.13 $345,323.88 - $7,060.75
 
 October Offering for The Other Way/Westown Jubilee Housing $710.30
 
 
 Prayers & Praise Line
 
 November 5, 2006
 
 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 healthy birth (7# 11oz.) of a daughter to Sarah (Roelofs) and Mark
 Zimmerman on Wednesday, November 1st!
· The different seasons we are able to enjoy living in Michigan
· The purchase of land for CenterPoint Church
 
Prayers for…
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Curt Boes as he recovers and regains his strength
· Gordon VerMerris at Blodgett Hospital
· Irene Polderman following outpatient surgery
· Donna Oppenhuizen as she heals
· Keith Benthin’s father who underwent surgery Tuesday for a cancerous
 tumor on his brain. 
· Dan Stuk as he undergoes testing and seeks the best course of treatment
 for a back injury
· The job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· The upcoming process of Electing Elders & Deacons to serve on the
 Consistory
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns:  Jan VanWyk,
 David Hoezee, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman, Irene Polderman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
 Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
 Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
 Munguia, Lori, sister of Nikki Probst
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
 Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins,  Mr & Mrs
 Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
 Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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