Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 11, 2012
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise – Discovery Kidz
“Every Move I Make”
“Trading My Sorrows”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Sharing Time
Moments of Sharing: Jesus brings light to __________.
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
*Affirmation of Faith – “The Apostle’s Creed”
God’s Living Word: Matthew 27:45-54 (Page 966)
Message: “THE STORY: THE HOUR OF DARKNESS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 337 …………………….………… “Nothing but the Blood”
*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”
*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, 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 368 ………………………………………..……….. “He Lives”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 357 ……………………………………………………….. “Christ Arose”
Living Word: Luke 10:38-42 (Pg. 1006), Mark 14:1-9 (Pg. 984)
John 11:17-44 (Pg. 1041)
Message: “HOLY PLACES: THE OSSUARY” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 526 …………………………………………. “The Solid Rock”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Fred Hiemstra returned home following an
appendectomy earlier this week. Nate Zondervan is home after
undergoing the 2nd of 3 surgeries for repair his cleft palate. For all
other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise
Line in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Christy Kleymeer and Lewis
Hoss who were united in marriage in our Sanctuary on Friday,
October 12 with Pastor Rick officiating.
May you be blessed with many years of happiness together!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will discuss Lesson 7 (Psalm 23) from the Study
Book Psalms. All women are welcome.
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Come out and enjoy dinner
and a time of fellowship prior to classes. Crockpot Dinners are on the menu.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. will connect the
Sunday sermon with additional study options. Pastor Rick
will lead this class.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of
Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 21, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message, “The
Resurrection ” from The Story. Please read Chapter 27 in
FOLLOWING the morning worship service a MISSION/OUTREACH
TEAM meeting will be held in the Chapel.
6:00 PM COMBINED REFORMATION SERVICE to be held at
Faith Reformed Church. This will replace the service at Grace.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle & High School meets at
DISCOVERY KIDZ will begin Christmas program practice Sunday,
October 21st and will continue every Wednesday and Sunday until
Sunday, December 16 when the kids will perform “Stranger in the
Manger”. We’ll see how the Stranger in the Manger wasn’t really
that strange at all, but is all a part of God’s plan of Salvation for our
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, October 27, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm - HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY WORK DAY at the construction site which is still to
be determined. We are hoping for 10-15 of YOU to sign up to help
work on one of the Habitat projects. They have several projects going
but will not know exactly what stage of construction the homes will
be in since progress is dependent on all the volunteers before our
date. The minimum age for volunteers is 16 years, although it is 18
for the 'deconstruction' phase. Please sign up or contact Shari if you
are interested. If you cannot give a whole day, please consider 1/2 day.
Sunday, October 28 – PASTOR SCOTT CRANE WILL BE
INSTALLED as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of
Dimondale, MI in a special service at 2:00 pm. If you would like to
join with others to go there and support Pastor Scott, a van will
depart following the morning service. We will stop for lunch on the
way down. Sign up on the narthex table or see Tymie Boeve. We will
not have an evening service at Grace that evening.
Monday, October 29, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Note the change of date!
Saturday, November 3 - GRACE VAN TRIP to Birch Run,
Frankenmuth, and Bronners! We will be leaving church at 7:30 am
and will stop on the way for a quick breakfast. We can all meet
together for dinner if you would like. Cost is $10.00 per person plus
your cost for meals. Sign up in the narthex!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated
for Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva. This offering will be received
on October 28.
ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are coming in November. The
Discovery Kidz will be selling them for $20.00 each. They make
great Christmas gifts!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to prepare the parsonage for Pastor George
and Juel to move in. This will include cleaning, painting, and repairs.
Sign up on the sheet in the narthex and we will contact you.
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - The beginning date for
the 'Belonging' New Member Class is being postponed until October
28. Whether the class is held on Sunday following the worship
service or Wednesday evening after dinner will be decided by those
attending. The class usually has 6 sessions. Call Shari at 538-3100.
POVERTY SIMULATION WORKSHOP – The Poverty Simulation
is a 2 ½ hour workshop designed to provide insight into what living
in poverty is like. You will experience what low income families go
through and some of the barriers they face. It will also encourage
involvement in poverty reduction activities. It will be held Tuesday,
Oct. 23, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Ivanrest CRC, 3777 Ivanrest Ave,
Grandville. See Shari if you are interested in attending.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort; Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Nancy Hall - Ver Strate
Oct. 21 Upper Doors: Ron Harmsen, Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Today Phyllis Vander Sloot, Linda Emelander
Oct. 21 Sandy Farris, Laura Marshall
Prayers & Praise Line
October 14, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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