Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 3, 2011
The Commissioning Service
for Pastor George Grevenstuk
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “He Is Jehovah”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
View from the Past Teresa Dood
Ministry of Music “Here I Am, Lord”
Vision for the Future Rev. Dr. Randy Weener
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Hebrews 11:1-6a (Page 1168)
Message: “GOD AT WORK” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
The Commissioning Service
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*All who are able, please stand.
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
It is with warmth and joy that we welcome all who have come
to worship today. May this be a time of encouragement
and inspiration. Please take a moment and 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
Worship Sequence No. 616 – 618 …..…………. “Living In His Presence”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 732 …………..…………………. “The Battle Belongs to the Lord”
Living Word: I Samuel 4 (Page 264)
Message: “AS THEY SAW FIT” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 97 …….…. “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we celebrate and praise God as we Commission Rev. George
Grevenstuk as our new church plant Pastor. Cake & Coffee will be
served following the service. A time of prayer for Pastor George and
the Crossing Community Ministry will be held in the sanctuary after
the service. Anyone who would like to join in is welcome.
THANK YOU to our special guests this morning, Rev. Dr. Randy
Weener and Teresa Dood. We appreciate your participation in our
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade can be a part of the Grace Discovery Kidz! Meet
downstairs by the youth desk.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as
it is passed today.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
6:45 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth will meet at the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
6:30 PM CARING SHEPHERD MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes. On the menu:
Spaghetti, Salad, rolls, dessert!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
6:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ practice for Christmas Program.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. – (Soldiers of the Next Generation)
This class is for Preschool Children – 5th Grade. Meet with
Mrs. Heather in the Fellowship Hall.
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
the class in discussion of the book Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games
and fellowship with our neighbors.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY morning we will celebrate the sacrament of infant
baptism as Hayden Desmarais is baptized. Pastor Rick will continue
the series “When God Shows Up”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Pat Ter Beek was re-admitted to
Butterworth Hospital and is being treated for an infection. Ruth
Ver Merris is now at Georgetown Manor (Room 19, 141 Port Sheldon
Rd., Grandville, MI 49418) For all other prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you, to our Grace Church family for the
prayers, cards, phone calls, and other acts of kindness extended to
us upon the sudden illness and death of our sister-in-law, Dorthella
(Dode) VerMerris; and regarding our brother-in-law, Norman
VerMerris. Please continue to pray for Norm during this difficult
time, as he is recuperating from major surgery, is grieving the
death of his wife and now, undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic
cancer. ~With Appreciation, Ruth VerMerris & Shirley DeBruin
Thank you to Della Sawyer for supplying the delicious carmel
apples for our Wednesday Dinner! They were very appreciated!
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Curt & Judy
Beadle, Brad, and Autum & Matt upon the death Wednesday of Curt’s
Father, Bob Beadle at the age of 71. Services for Mr. Beadle were
held on Saturday at Wesley Park Church.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 14, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Thursday, November 24, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY Service.
Friday, November 25, 10:00 AM CHRISTMAS DECORATING of our
church. Come out and join the fun! We will all have lunch together!
Friday, November 25, 6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE
NIGHT! “THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY” – A Veggie Tales
holiday event! This is a heartwarming story of Aaron, his drum, and
his beloved animals on a quest to find forgiveness. Think about a
special child you would like to invite!
Sunday, November 27 A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service. Elections of Elders and
Deacons will be held and the proposed budget will be presented.
Thursday, December 1, 6:00 PM MOTHER-DAUGHTER
CHRISTMAS DINNER. See the insert in your bulletin today!
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation will begin on November 20! Help is
needed for cooking, art, games, and theater. Also one shepherd is
needed. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex, or see Heather.
A HAIR DRYER is needed for Jae & Julia. If you have one you would
like to donate, please see Shari.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Derk & Jenny Hendges
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Nov. 13 Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Today Tymie Boeve, Emily Mc Elroy, Elaine Martin
Nov. 13 Erika Wigent, Luke & Janelle Nordlund
Prayers & Praise Line
November 6, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
We praise and thank God today for Pastor George
and his ministry with the Crossing Community.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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