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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 5, 2009


 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2009
 10:00 am Worship Service


  Prelude
  Choral Introit “I’ve Discovered the Way of Gladness”
  Time of Praise
  Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 
  Reception of New Members
  Choral Anthem “Hallelujah! Thine the Glory”
  Sacrament of Infant Baptism
  Music Ministry Christy Oppenhuizen & Ray Zondervan
  “Arms of My Father”
 Offertory
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
  Living Word: II Timothy 3:10-4:8 (Page 1156)
  Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 “FOLLOWERS OF GOD DESIRE THE FOCUS OF PAUL”
  Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 563 ………………….. “Open My Eyes That I May See”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 669 …………………….…….. “Make Me a Servant”
* Postlude 
 Organist, Paul Kerkstra
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

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.


 WELCOME
We joyously greet those who are visiting with us today.
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
so we can get to know you better!


 TODAY AT GRACE

TODAY WE WELCOME Don & Lillian Vander Veen (2751 Colgate Ct., SW,
Wyoming, 49519) into the membership at Grace by way of Transfer
from the former 44th Street Christian Reformed Church of Wyoming.
Welcome Don & Lillian!

WE CELEBRATE the Sacrament of Baptism of Garrett Joshua Zondervan,
son of Ray & Robin Zondervan. The flowers on the piano are in
honor of his baptism.

9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.

11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!

4:00 – 5:00 PM S .O. S (Service on Sunday)
For November we will be traveling to FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING,
1029 – 44th Street SW…just West of Clyde Park. We will take a tour
and hear stories. Children are welcome to attend with you! This will
take the place of our 6:00 pm service.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS –See the Prayers and Praise Line for all praise
reports and prayer requests.

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to everyone who participated in the
TRUNK OR TREAT event on Oct. 31st. It was a great event with over
200 kids! We were able to hand out 50 Gideon Bibles and 100
Christian Tracks! We went through 8 gallons of apple cider, 200+
donuts (even had to go out and get more at the store!) What a great
outreach event! Grace congregation…more “trunks” needed next
year! Think about a way you can decorate your trunk…can be with a
Bible story, traditional pumpkins and harvest decorations, anything
you want! Kids and adults alike really enjoyed it! Thanks to Thom &
Kris McGuire who encouraged us to try it and organized the event!

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – ham, sweet potatoes, cheesy
potatoes, veggies, rolls, dessert. Join us for dinner and
fellowship prior to classes!
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meets for practice.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for Children Ages 3
through 5th Grade. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room to study the
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
3:30 PM THE THURSDAY PRAYER GROUP will meet in the church
parking lot to ride together to the Vet’s Facility to join with
Al Grimm for our prayer time. You are welcome to join us!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
6:45 – 10:00 PM Y-LIFE for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH at the Crossing.

 
 NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 15, 2009

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will conclude the series “In His Footsteps”
with the message: “Followers of God Desire the Closeness of John”.
Also included will be a Prayer Meeting focusing on the upcoming
vote to start a new Church Plant. 

 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Thursday, November 26, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP
SERVICE. Our Special Thanksgiving Offering is designated for
Mel Trotter Ministries. Nursery: Robin Zondervan & Chelsea Boeve

Friday, November 27, 6:30 DISCOVERY KIDZ EVENT! Come to the
Crossing for this special holiday event for kids and their families.
The Veggie Tales movie “SAINT NICHOLAS – A STORY OF JOYFUL
GIVING” will be shown. Save this date and think about a special child
you would like to invite to this fun event!

Sunday, November 29 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held
AS A PART OF OUR MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE. 


 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS - Time to sign-up for the next
rotation....Three Wiseman. A sign up sheet is in the narthex, or see
Heather Dood.

SUB NEEDED for 2nd & 4th Wednesday in Nov. from 7:30-8pm for
devotional leader for K-5th grade. Materials provided. Please contact
Heather Dood if you can do one or both dates.

SAVE THE DATE...OUR CHILDREN'S PROGRAM will be Dec 20th during the
morning service. Discovery Kidz Parents please keep Saturday
morning Dec 19th at 10:00 am open for dress rehearsal and Jesus’
birthday party!!

THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
 Participate by buying gifts for the 5th 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. Our Christmas tree is set
up and there are 60 tags on it that need to be filled. Pick up a couple tags from the tree today!
 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 16. 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 holiday basket at Christmas? Sign up in
the narthex by Nov. 30.

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated for
CAMP GENEVA. This offering will be received on Sun. November 29.

BUCKETS FOR BATTERIES – A bucket has been placed near the entrance
door downstairs for battery recycling. See the article in the Galaxy
today for more recycling information!

CAMP GENEVA YOUTH RETREAT for 6th – 8th GRADES January 30-31.
See Heather before November 15 if you are interested in going!

HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM – The holidays may be a difficult
time for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Matthysse Kuiper DeGraff Funeral Homes invite you to join them for
this Holiday Remembrance Program to he held on Sunday,
November 22 at 2:00 pm at the Grandville High School Auditorium.

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: George & Susan Koster; Ron Lankheet
 Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Nov. 15 Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner; Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
 Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Nov. 22 Upper Doors: Andrea Maitner; Thom & Kris McGuire
 Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund

NURSERY

Today AM Service: Laura Marshall, Erika Wigent, Sandy Gort
Nov. 15 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Tymie Boeve, Sue Stuk
 PM Service: Mary Bush
Nov. 22 AM Service: Heather Dood, Judy Beadle, Allie Mc Elroy
 PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris


 Prayers & Praise Line

 November 8, 2009



We Pray and Trust God

Praise God for His faithfulness and unfailing
grace that is yours each day!



Church Plant Prayer Focus

Pray for God’s clear leading in this process! We will have a
Prayer Meeting focusing on the Church Plant on Sunday, Nov. 15.



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 the baptism of Garrett Joshua Zondervan. We pray for his parents,
Ray & Robin, as they raise their sons to know and love Jesus.
 We praise God that Don & Lillian VanderVeen are now members of the Grace family!
 We Praise God for the birth of Wylie Joseph Thorner, son of Lacey & Chad Thorner.
Wylie was born on Tuesday, Nov. 3 weighing 6 lbs and 11 oz, 20 ¾” long. The cyst was
not visible in the x-ray that was taken after his birth! Everything looks good at this time –
an answer to prayer!
 Keep Esther Hoag and her family in your prayers as her father is in his final stages of life
here on this earth.
 We pray for strength and encouragement for Christy Kleymeer today.
 We think today of Gladys Kessel who is recovering following knee surgery ~
We thank God for the progress that she has made thus far.
 We are thankful that Phyllis Vander Sloot is doing well following foot surgery
and is able to get out and about.
 Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
 Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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