Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 2, 2017
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Song of Praise Discovery Kidz
“I Love You Lord”
“Trading My Sorrows”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Update
Moments of Sharing – “Solitary Prayer”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Various Scriptures
Message: “FROM ASHES TO GLORY” Reverend Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 762 ……………..………….. “What a Day That Will Be”
*Song of Departure ……………… “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
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, 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 Reformed Church!
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 remember the persecuted church on the International Day
of Prayer for the persecuted Christians around the world. The
Discovery Kidz will take part and share what they have been up to in
their last rotation.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th
grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room after the morning service. They cover various
matters using the Sunday School Guide. You are welcome to join in!
PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
11:30 – 2:30 PM THE BUILDING TASK FORCE will meet.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE regular meeting tonight at the Crossing.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting
at Faith Reformed Church. Pastor Rick will share the message:
“The Badge of Suffering: I & II Peter & Jude”.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
7:00 PM SEARCH COMMITTEE MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
3:15 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for Grades 3 - 6.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Pulled Pork sandwiches are
on the menu along with potato and macaroni salad!
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) will
meet. This is for ages 3 years – 8th Grade
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages:
“Parting Words”. See the insert in the bulletin today for details.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting
at Faith Reformed Church. Pastor Rick will share the message
“Itchy Ears: I, II, III John”.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Fred Hiemstra is home after undergoing
outpatient gallbladder surgery on Friday. For all other praise
reports and prayer concerns, see the prayers and praise line in your
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, November 16 WOMEN’S MINISTRY will be heading to see
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Cornerstone.
The show starts at 7:00 pm. If you would like to carpool and ride in
the van, meet at Grace at 6:15 pm.
Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MTG.
Thursday, November 23, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY
SERVICE here at Grace.
Sunday, November 26 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service. A slate with Elder &
Deacon Nominees will be presented. The budget for 2018 will be
presented and other church business will be discussed.
Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will
meet to discuss Lesson 8, Amos 3 in our study book. All women
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm WOMEN'S MINISTRY is holding
"CUP OF CHRISTMAS" event in the Fellowship Hall. You may
sign up to either just attend the evening with us or decorate a table
for Christmas and invite your own guests (each table will hold 6
people comfortably but can do 8 if you would like). We are asking
everyone to bring a dozen cookies if you wish to participate in the
cookie exchange that night. Sign up in the Narthex. If you have
additional questions please see Pat Ter Beek or Heather Dood.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is designated for the Grace Building Fund Tree
Removal and Trimming expense.
OUR GEMS are having a fundraiser! They are selling awesome kitchen
pans with lids that can be personalized! Also miscellaneous items
such as cutting boards, mugs, and other gift items. These would
make great Christmas presents! TODAY is the deadline to order!
The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE will be held here at Grace on
Saturday, December 2. 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. Take a tag from the Christmas tree on the
library area. Look for more information placed in your mailbox.
Help also by purchasing gifts for the “BEING THE HANDS”
program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 5. We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Gifts can be brought to the library area by the Christmas tree. A box will be marked for these gifts.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dick Postema
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Nov. 12 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Today Sue Stuk, Sophie Licari
Nov. 12 Kerri Baker, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
November 5, 2017
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 praises.
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