Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 5, 2010
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
10:00 am Worship
START Becoming a Good Samaritan
Love your neighbor, change the world…
It starts with you. It starts today!
“TENDING TO GOD’S CREATION”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Grace Senior Choir
“Ah, Lord God”
“So Send I You”
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
We will view the Disney film Earth. Earth is narrated by James Earl
Jones and tells the story of three animal families – polar bears,
African elephants and humpback whales – and their amazing journey
across the planet. Filmed with spectacular clarity and beauty, Earth
is both majestic and intimate as it captures rare footage of nature's
wildest and most elusive animals. Earth is an astonishing and
heartwarming film filled with adventure, suspense and humor that
will take your breath away.
Come and see the power and wonder of God’s creation.
TODAY AT GRACE
PICTURE DIRECTORIES – Today is the last day to have your picture taken at church! If you have not had your picture taken yet,
please be sure to do so today. It only takes a minute. Pictures will be taken before the service and immediately
following the service until noon. If you are emailing or dropping off a
picture, please do so by the end of this week. Pictures do not have to
be “formal”, just current! If you did not fill out an update sheet,
please pick one up from the narthex table. We want to be sure all our
current information is correct. If you would like your email or cell
phone listed in this directory, please provide that information.
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages
3 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
START POSTCARDS are inserted into your bulletin today. You may
bring these cards forward and place them on the growth tree
following the sermon. In future weeks you may return to the card
and check the completed box. Each week a different challenge will be
given for you to consider.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will have a brief meeting after
church this morning.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.
IN THE CHAPEL, following the morning service, a 30 minute DVD
that corresponds with the morning message will be shown.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
AN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for the many
beautiful cards I received in celebration of my birthday!
Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visit and to the congregation for the
cards and prayers in remembrance of the death of my mother at the
age of 99 ½. Our comfort is that she is now at peace with her Lord.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:15 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING
(Please note the time!)
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP – Led by Lyndsey
Boeve. CLASS THIS WEEK: Cardio Kickboxing & Sculpt –
30 minutes of kicking and punching, ending with some
sculpting exercises and core work.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
Wednesday Night Live
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER Pork BBQ and all the extras!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for
preschool children through the 5th Grade. We will begin
practice for the Christmas program!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will continue the study of the persecuted church.
Jerry Dykstra from Open Doors USA, Brother Andrews
Ministry to the persecuted, will be with us and share stories
from the persecuted church.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
7:00 PM LADIES CRAFT NIGHT Pillowcases…pick up project
supply list from the narthex table and sign up TODAY!
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Join us next Sunday as Pastor Rick continues the series “START
BECOMING A GOOD SAMARITAN” with the message:
“LOVING THE DISABLED”.
7:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Students will meet at the
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 15, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, November 16, 1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet.
Thursday, November 25, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY
SERVICE. Our Special Thanksgiving Offering is designated for
“The Other Way”. Nursery: Phyllis Vander Sloot
Friday, November 26, 6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILIES MOVIE
NIGHT! “IT’S A MEANINGFUL LIFE” – A Veggie Tales
holiday event! Come and discover this story of wonder and a lesson
on being content! Fun activities are being planned. Mark your
calendar and think about a special child you would like to invite!
Sunday, November 28 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service. Election of Elder and
Deacons will be held and the proposed budget will be presented.
DISCOVERY KIDZ – The next rotation which runs from Nov 14 –
Dec. 5 is in need of volunteers for art and theater. If you can help,
please sign up in the narthex or see Heather Dood.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for November is designated for
MALARIA NETS. As the Wednesday evening Adult Bible study
was studying the lesson on “Caring for the Sick” in the “Becoming a
Good Samaritan” series, they felt led to DO SOMETHING! One of
the fatal four diseases is malaria. There is no vaccine for malaria,
rather the greatest weapon centers on insecticide-treaded bed nets.
This special offering will be received on November 28.
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!! Practices will begin this
Wednesday!! On Wednesday, December 8th there will be a dress
rehearsal! The program will take place on December 12 at
DISCOVERY KIDZ winter rotation schedule is on the narthex table.
See where you can help!
GEMS POINSETTIA SALE! 6” pots with 4 or 5 blooms each. Cost is
$8.50 ea. Orders are due by Sunday November 21 with delivery on
Sunday November 28. See a GEM or there is an order sheet on the
CHURCH LIGHTS are being left on, especially on Wednesday nights.
Please be sure to turn off the lights if you are the last one leaving the
room. Thank You!
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 6th 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. See your mailbox for more information.
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that we are once again setting up at DeVos
Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 15 We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any
amount are appreciated. Bring these gifts to the office opposite the Chapel.
Holiday Baskets – Would you like to provide a family with a Christmas Food Basket? (It is required that you include
everything for a Christmas dinner for the family, but you can choose to give extras.) You can pick up a form to complete
on the table in the narthex, or you can go online www.accessofwestmichigan.org If you need help with this, contact Shari.
A HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE GATHERING - The holidays may
be difficult for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
You are invited to join this gathering Sunday, November 21, at 2:00
pm at the Grandville Senior High School Auditorium. Sponsored by
Matthysse Kuiper De Graff Funeral Home.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Ron Lankheet
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Nov. 14 Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Jan Higley
Lower Doors: Elaine Martin
Nov. 21 Upper Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing; Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Today Pat Ter Beek, Amy Grimm, Linda Emelander
Nov. 14 Luke & Janell Nordlund, Judy Beadle
Nov. 21 Sandy Farris, Jayme Dood, Laura Marshall
Prayers & Praise Line
November 7, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Thank God this week for the gift of health – for your able body,
your clear mind. Ask Him to use your abilities in His Kingdom works.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank God today for his beautiful creation!
We think today of Lucille Sytsema. Pray for encouragement and strength.
Remember John De Jong as he continues his chemotherapy treatments.
Prayers are requested for Ruth Ver Merris’s son, Larry, age 55, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Following surgery he is actively involved with a treatment plan consisting of both radiation and chemotherapy.
Keep Linda Hoezee, daughter in law of Ann Hoezee, in your prayers as she is undergoing chemotherapy.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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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