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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 4, 2005

Celebration Sunday
November 6, 2005
 Drama “Ron’s Search for Purpose”
 Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen, Keith Benthin, Gord & Karen Kosters,
 Brian & Sandy Gort, George & Hennie Rosema, Eric & Isaac Postema
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
 * Greeting Time 
 * Opening Songs of Praise  “I Will Celebrate”
 “Shout to the Lord”
 Opening Prayer
 GEMS “He’s the King” & “To God Be the Glory”
 40 Days Testimonies
 Hymn No. 358 “Because He Lives”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom 
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
*  Doxology
 Living Word: Deuteronomy 11:1-15 (Page 182)
 Message:  “LET’S CELEBRATE!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Closing Song - Praise Team & GEMS “Use Me” 
*  Benediction
*  Doxology - GEMS

Purpose 1 – Worship
You were planned for God’s Pleasure
Purpose 2 – Fellowship
You were formed for God’s Family
Purpose 3 – Discipleship
You were created to become like Christ
Purpose 4 – Ministry
You were shaped for serving God
Purpose 5 – Mission
You were made for a Mission
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
*  Call to Worship
*  Hymn No. 505  …………………………………………………..  “He Touched Me”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
 Offering and Offertory
 Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word:  Mark 7
 Message: “PEOPLE KEEP TALKING” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word 
* Closing Hymn No. 680  …..…………  “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
* Benediction
* Postlude 
* All who are able, please stand
It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.  Long before we first heard of Christ, … He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in every thing and everyone. Ephesians 1:11 (Msg.)
A SPECIAL THANK YOU this morning to the GEMS and their leaders for
 their part in our service!  The GEMS next meeting will be
 Wednesday, November 16 and then again on November 30. 
 Beginning in December, they will return to their regular schedule of
 the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.
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.
 Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
 Hall today for Children & Worship with Worship
 Leaders Lisa Braendle and Hennie Rosema.
11:30 – 12:10 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. 
 Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room.  Join
 them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
 Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
 Chapel.  Today – “The Lamb Breaks the Seals”.
 The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. 
JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION DINNER immediately following Sunday
 School.  A ham dinner will be served!  No reservations are needed.

 CELEBRATION DINNER at Keith & Cindy’s House!
 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

 meet at The Crossing.
 7:00 – 8:00 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE begins again and will meet
 each Wednesday!
 3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
 4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Everyone is
 invited to join them in this special time of prayer.
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Rick Eschenburg, Director of Marketplace Ministry,
 will be with us and lead our services. 
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise insert for the prayer
 concerns and praise reports.
PLEASE KEEP TIM MOODY in your prayers.  Tim and a few fellow workers
 are in Gulfport, Mississippi for a long work weekend.  They traveled
 there with kitchen cabinets, and materials to finish the trim
 carpentry work.  Many of these materials were purchased with your
 very generous contributions for the Moody Family following
 Hurricane Katrina!
Monday, November 14, 7:00 pm NCD MEETING.
Monday, November 14, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE!
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 pm MISSION & OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
 Meet in the Consistory Room.
Sunday, November 20 MINISTRY & MISSIONS FAIR
 This will take place following the morning service.  Don’t miss this
 great opportunity to GET IN THE GAME and use your talents and time
 for service here at Grace Church.  Check out all the ministries and
 mission opportunities that are available to you!  Then join the team
 of your choice!  Putting your time and talents into action is a way to
 grow, a way to give back to our church, and a way to glorify God.
Monday, November 21, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.
Thursday, November 24, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP
 SERVICE.  The Special Offering for Thanksgiving is designated for
 Cran Hill/Camp Geneva. 
Sunday, November 27 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING following the morning
 service.  Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the proposed
 2006 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 6, 6:30 pm WOMEN’S CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS
 See the insert today for all the details and reserve your spot today!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated for
 MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES.  This offering will be received on
 November 27th.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS – Some of you have expressed the desire to
 become a part of a New Member Class soon.  We are planning on
 having a class (after the holidays), starting the second week of
 January.  In the past we have held the class during the Sunday School
 hour for 6 weeks.  We could still do this but we are also looking into
 having the class on Wednesday evenings.  Please sign up on the sheet
 in the narthex if you are interested in becoming part of this class.
 You will be contacted as to what is a good time for you.
 children will be held through the end of the year.  Many small groups
 will continue to meet.  If your purpose group is not continuing, or if
 you would like to join a small group at this time, call the office and
 we will put you in touch with a group!  Please note:  GEMS and
 MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will continue to meet on their
 regularly scheduled Wednesday evenings.
CADETS – Just like the GEMS Group, there is an organization called the
 CALVINIST CADETS for Elementary and Middle School aged boys.  We
 are in the process of meeting with the leaders of this organization
 about getting started here at Grace.  We hope to have leaders and a
 program in place in the new year.  Until this time the Victors Group
 will not meet.
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 27th.
COOKIES will be provided for the month of November following the
 morning worship service.  Lynda Ver Merris has volunteered to bake
 cookies to benefit the A.T. PROJECT for the Walk-a-Thon at Disney in
 January of 2006.  A.T. is a rare, fatal genetic disease that attacks
 children.  Kate and Olivia Veldink, granddaughters of Keith and Ann
 Van Zoeren, have been diagnosed with this disease.  A Cookie Jar will
 be located on the narthex table for your donations. 
D & W SCHOOL DAYS – Our Youth Group has signed up with D & W
 School Days.  You can shop anytime November 7-9  at the
 Burlingame, Grandville, or Jenison D & W.  5% of the sales generated
 by our congregation or friends & family will be donated to our youth
 group.  See the insert today for a coupon to use when shopping. 
 Extra copies are available on the narthex table to give your friends
 and family!  Thank you for your continued Support!
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE LIBRARY!  Please check your mailbox for a
 letter explaining the new Wyoming Christmas Store!  Take a tag off
 the Christmas tree and buy something for the specific child on the
 tag.  The best choice is today!  Every tag on the tree must be taken
 this year!  Questions?  Call Shari.
UCOM is in need of persons to supply Thanksgiving baskets to families in
 need.  Would you or you small group like to do this?  Sign up today or
 next week, November 13!!  Shari will contact you with a family name.
NEEDED:  UCOM is also requesting that we collect plastic and paper bags
 and egg cartons.  They receive lots of fresh eggs in quantity, so there
 is a need to break them down for individuals and families.  All
 donations can be brought to the kitchen.  Thank You.
BLOOD DRIVE – Faith Reformed Church will hold a Blood Drive
 Thursday, November 10 from 1:30 – 7:00 pm at their church.  You
 will need photo identification.  You can call for an appointment
 (Wenda 457-3093) or just walk in.
Week of 10-30-05
 Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
 $7,595.00 $7,927.15 - 332.15
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
 $337,701.47 $ 348,794.60 - 11,093.13
Special Offering for ACCESS $746.00
Today Upper Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
 Doug & Amy Grimm
 Lower Doors:  Ken & Janet Groenhout
Nov. 13 Upper Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
 Jim & Sally Herrema
 Lower Doors:  Steve & Angie Hendrickson
Nov. 20 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson;
 Fred & Willie Hiemstra
 Lower Doors:  Kevin & Becky Herrema
Nov. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 
 Frontjes Rick Veldheer Johnson Moody
Today AM Service:  Becky Herrema, Karen Kosters, Janell
 Nordlund, Brad Beadle PM Service:  Linda Emelander
Nov. 13 AM Service:  Laura Marshall, Angie Hendrickson, Samantha
 Johnson  PM Service:  Cindy Wylie
Nov. 20 AM Service:  Willie Hiemstra, Robin Zondervan, Tami
 Veldheer, Chelsea Boeve  PM Service:  Sue Stuk
Thanksgiving Nursery:  Linda and Janna Emelander
Prayers & Praise Line
November 6, 2005
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports. 
Praise God for…
· Our experiences during the 40 days of Purpose Campaign
· The generosity of this congregation
· All those persons who had a part in making the 40 Days campaign become a reality
Prayers for…
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· The people of Chiapas and surrounding areas experiencing flooding
· Al Grimm as he recovers from back surgery
· Carole Lankheet as she undergoes Chemotherapy
· Baby Ethan Veldheer and his health concerns
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· Tarah Fron studying in London
· Tim Moody traveling to and working in Mississippi this weekend
· Gordon Ver Merris, brother of Shirley De Bruin, who was diagnosed with 
 lung cancer early this summer.  He is now undergoing chemotherapy and
 radiation treatments. 
· Pastor Rick & Donna’s nephew, Jonathan Stouten
· Katie Van Dam, friend of the VanderWal’s, who was seriously injured in a hit
 & run accident last weekend
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
 Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
 Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Lucille Bosma, Harold Dykstra,
 Donna De Bres
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, Mark DeBri and Ben Smith in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert
 Kerkstra, Mrs Myrtle Kooi, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins,
 Mr Harold  Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema,
 Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten,  Mr Neil
 Van Dam, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia  Workman
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 about your prayer needs and praise reports.
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