Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 7, 2008
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship No. 26 …………..…… “The Lord is Worthy of Praise”
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: I will praise God for His ___________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Hymn No. 654 …………………..…….…………… “Change My Heart, O God”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
* Hymn Medley No. 217 …………………………………………… “Holy Ground”
219 ………………………………… “Surely the Presence”
220 ………………………….………………….. “He is Here”
Living Word: Isaiah 6:1-10 (Page 668)
Message: SPIRITUAL PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES: WORSHIP
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 3 …………… “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 488 …………………………………………. “Just As I Am”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 492 ………………………………………………………… “At Calvary”
Living Word: Various Scriptures
Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: LIVING IN DENIAL”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 316 ………….…….. “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Sandy Farris & Pat TerBeek. Children K – 2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Lyndsey Boeve and Rick Veldheer.
11:20 – 12:20 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.
PRAYER WALKERS – After the worship service we would like all walkers
to meet together briefly in front of the sanctuary for a quick wrap up
of the prayer walk experience.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High/High School Sunday School Class will NOT meet today.
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way – Discussion: “The Emergency
Fund/Credit Cards”. Meet in the Chapel.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Bob Ver Merris continues at the Meijer Heart
Center at Spectrum Downtown. You can check his care page at
www.carepages.com. Carepage name: BobVerMerris. See the
Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
PRAYER REQUEST – Please keep our son, Jerry Peterson, in your prayers.
Jerry is awaiting surgery for prostate cancer. There are
complications due to an earlier surgery 20 years ago for colon cancer.
There is much scar tissue and adhesions, so it hides much of the
problem area. Therefore, special and difficult procedures must be
used to remove the gland. Please pray that they are able to do the
surgery soon and for the surgeons who will do it. We thank Grace
for the prayers and concern for Jerry and his wife during this difficult
time. ~Ade & Marge Peterson
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Ann Hoezee, Dave & Pam
Hoezee and their families upon the death of their Father and
Grandfather, Henry Hoezee, on Tuesday, November 4 at the age of
89. Services were held Friday at Grace with Pastor Rick officiating.
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank my church family for the
many cards, gifts and visits as I celebrated my 90th Birthday.
LISTED BELOW ARE THE PERSONS who will make up the slate for the
upcoming ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER AND DEACON. Two
persons will be elected to serve as Elder and two as Deacon. Each
will serve a three year term.
ELDER: Les VanWyk, John Sawyer
DEACON: Rick Marshall, Elaine Martin, Eric Wigent, Ray Zondervan
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the morning service
on November 23. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the
proposed 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 children during this time. Sunday School
teachers can plan on attending this meeting.
COPIES OF THE 2009 PROPOSED BUDGET are available for review on the
AT THE LAST MEETING OF THE ELDERS the membership of Jon and Beth
Kubiak along with baptized daughters, Rebehak, Abigail, and Mary,
was transferred to Faith Community Church of Wyoming.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
KINGDOM KIDS! – All youth ages K – 5th Grade meet with
Mrs. Ver Hulst in the Fellowship Hall.
THE BELHAR CONFESSION CLASS – Meet with Pastor Rick in
the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
8 AM – 10 PM ALL DAY SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing! Come and
go as you are able! See Heather Dood if you have any questions.
NEXT WEEK – NOVEMBER 16, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the series SPIRITUAL
PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES with the message “LIVING IN COMMUNITY”.
6:00 PM FOR OUR EVENING SERVICE we will join with other area
churches for a PRAISE & UNITY SERVICE at Wyoming Park Bible
Church, 2260 Porter, Wyoming. This service is in preparation for the
“Stop the Violence NOW” tour featuring national speaker, Jose Velez.
Jose and his team will be in town the week of Nov. 16-20 speaking to
youth at schools and churches. This event is sponsored by ACTION
(Assisting Challenged Teenagers in our Neighborhood) Wyoming.
DATES TO REMEMBER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 7:00 PM THE MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will
meet. Special Guest: Randy Weener.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 4th 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 80 tags on it that need
to be filled. Pick up a couple tags from the tree today!
Sign up to volunteer at the Christmas Store the day of the event,
Saturday, December 6! There is a sign up sheet in the narthex.
You can be a gift wrapper, nursery worker or volunteer to make
cookies for the shoppers and volunteers.
Sign up to volunteer on Wednesday, December 3 to unload
cars as the gifts for the Christmas store come in from other
churches and help sort into price categories. Choose your own hours!
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program
that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital.
We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any
amount are appreciated. Bring these gifts to Shari’s office.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and for
Thanksgiving Day is designated for the FAMILY NETWORK OF
WYOMING FOOD PANTRY. In addition to the food pantry, Family
Network offers many other services to the Wyoming community.
NEW ADDRESS: Please note the new address for Les & Tinna VanWyk is:
3235 Peshtigo Dr., Grandville, MI 49418. Phone: 805-4084.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP LEADERS & HELPERS – please check your
mailbox for a revised schedule for the rest of the year. Thanks.
NEWHALL COMMUNITY CHURCH invites retirees, seniors and friends to a
special event on Monday, November 17. Judge Sara Smolenski who
serves as Judge for the 63rd District Court will share some of her
experiences with the group that morning. There will be a time for
conversation and fellowship beginning at 9:45 am followed by Judge
Smolenski’s presentation at 10:30 am. There will be a time for
questions afterward. Newhall Community Church is located at
3746 Byron Center Ave.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Joan Patterson, Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Gladys Kessel
Nov. 16 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga, Wilma Kamphuis
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Today AM Service: Heather Dood, Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Nov. 16 AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Danielle Vining, Amy Grimm
Prayers & Praise Line
November 9, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• God’s comfort and presence in our daily lives
• The life and witness of Hank Hoezee
• The beautiful fall weather
• All those who are sick with colds and flu this season
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• All those who have recently lost loved ones
• Bob Ver Merris following surgery
• Willie Hiemstra following surgery
• Esther Hoag and her health concerns
• The Ethiopian baby boy awaiting new parents
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they wait for their child
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Lucille Bosma,
Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret
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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