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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 5, 2015



10:00 AM Worship Service


 Choral Introit “Every Moment of Every Day” 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moment of Sharing:  I love Jesus because ______.

 Moments in Prayer

 Choir Anthem “Only Trust Him”


Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.


 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  John 3 & 4 (Page 1029)

 Message: “MEET  JESUS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 444 …………………………….  “I Love to Tell the Story”


 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ……...  “The Solid Rock”


 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma


 *All who are able, please stand.


ELDERS INVITATION If you have questions, concerns, joys, or

 prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor 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.



We joyously welcome you to Grace Reformed Church!

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.




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All children ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 



 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are welcome!


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at

 Grace Reformed Church.


6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE - For the month of November our

 evening service will be held at Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd

 Street SW, Wyoming. 








 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.



 3:45 – 5:45 THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.


 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER–A Ham Dinner will be served.

 Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to



 6:45 – 8:00 PM

 S.O.N.G. for all kids preschool – 5th Grade. 




NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “THE STORY

 CONTINUES” from the Read the Bible in a Year study book.


6:45 – 8:00 PM YLIFE will meet.




HEALTH CONCERNS –For all praise reports and prayer requests,

 see the insert in today’s bulletin.


IN APPRECIATION – My usual quite healthy life took an unexpected

 turn when I came down with viral meningitis.  God showed me HIS

 healing power but HE also showed me how many truly loving and

 caring friends are a part of my Grace family.  Thank you for your

 prayers, cards, delicious food, calls, and all the many expressions of

 love you gave me.  May God bless you in return! ~Shari Dood





Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet

 in the Consistory room.  Study Lesson 16, Isaiah 49: 1-8.  All women



Thursday, November 26, 9:45 am THANKSGIVING DAY

 WORSHIP SERVICE at Grace.  This will be a combined service

 with Faith – Please note the special start time!  Our Special Offering

 for Thanksgiving day is designated for Family Network of Wyoming.


Friday, November 27 - CHRISTMAS DECORATING here at Grace. 

 Come out and help decorate the church for the Christmas season. 


Sunday, November 29 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be

 held following the morning worship service.  A slate with Elder and

 Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval.  The budget for

 2016 will be presented and other church business will be discussed. 




Today: Upper Doors:  Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate, Ron Harmsen

 Lower Doors:  Jerry & Karen Hendrickson

Nov. 15:  Upper Doors:  Mary Huizinga, Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson

 Lower Doors:  Larry & Deb Kleymeer



Today:  Eric Wigent, Mary Kubiak

Nov. 15:  Keri Desmarais, Phyllis Vander Sloot




Many opportunities are available to us here at Grace.  Find something that is close to your heart and consider giving today!


  • The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE here at Grace on Saturday, December 5.  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.  Take a tag from the Christmas tree on the library area.  Look for more information placed in your mailbox. 


  • Help by purchasing gifts for the “BEING THE HANDS” program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 8.  We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults.  Gifts of any amount are appreciated.  Gifts can be brought to the library area by the Christmas tree.  A box will be marked for these gifts.


  • OUR GEMS are collecting new underwear and socks for children of all ages this Christmas season.  There is a “Little Kitty Hamper” by the lower level doors for your donation.  Or you may put them on the desk in the office!


  • SPECIAL DIET FOOD COLLECTION FOR FNOW – In the month of November we will be collecting “special diet” foods for Family Network of Wyoming.  Many people that come to the pantry are on special diets such as gluten free, or are diabetic.  These items cost more and are not usually available to be purchased inexpensively at places such as Feeding America. 


  • FAMILY NETWORK is also in need of the following:

 Toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and  

 conditioner, plastic grocery bags, egg cartons - the one dozen size.

 VOLUNTEERS are needed:

  • Volunteers to work at the pantry on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10 am – 5 pm (and or all of that time frame)
  • Truck Drivers to make local pick-ups for the pantry with their truck.
  • Volunteers to look over and clean donated medical equipment
  • Volunteers to translate Spanish to English.


  • OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and

 Thanksgiving is also designated for FNOW. 


Prayers & Praise Line

November 8, 2015




Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We pray for the process of electing new Elders and Deacons.  We pray for those who have been nominated that they may feel called to serve.
  • We pray today for Heather Dood as she leads the Discovery Kidz downstairs, and the other youth activities that take place during the week.  We pray for The Crossing after school program and the families that participate.
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week. 
  • Please continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers as she has now contracted mersa. 
  • Please pray for Pastor Rick’s sister, Deb Stouten, who underwent heart surgery Thursday for an aneurysm.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Please pray for patience and energy for her family and peace and comfort for Lola.  It will take an average of one year before the new bone marrow is completely engrafted. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Father Charles Dautremont and St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.  Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.



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 praises.


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