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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 4, 2005
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”
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
Living Word: Deuteronomy 11:1-15 (Page 182)
Message: “LET’S CELEBRATE!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Closing Song - Praise Team & GEMS “Use Me”
* Doxology - GEMS
THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE
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”
* 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.)
TODAY AT GRACE
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 & WORSHIP
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.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
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.
6:00 – 8:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
CELEBRATION DINNER at Keith & Cindy’s House!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2005
7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2005
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
2:45 PM – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will
meet at The Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE begins again and will meet
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005
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 WEEK, NOVEMBER 13, 2005
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Rick Eschenburg, Director of Marketplace Ministry,
will be with us and lead our services.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
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
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
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
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.
NO FORMAL ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES or classes for young
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.
LET’S FILL THAT COOKIE JAR!
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
· 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
· 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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