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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 3, 2006
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
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
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* 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”
* 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.
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
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”
* 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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
November Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Gort Veldheer Johnson Moody
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
· 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
· 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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