Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 18, 2012
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “He’s Living Today”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Connections Update Rev. George Grevenstuk
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “O What a Glorious Day!”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
God’s Living Word: Matthew 27:57-28:9 (Page 966)
Message: “THE STORY: THE RESURRECTION”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”
*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. Today the kids
will begin Christmas program practice and will continue every
Wednesday and Sunday until December 16 when they will perform
“Stranger in the Manger”. Please make every effort to have your kids
at practice whenever possible.
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.
FOLLOWING the morning worship service a MISSION/OUTREACH
TEAM meeting will be held in the Chapel.
5:45 – 8:30 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle & High School. We will
be heading out to join with other youth groups in our area for an
awesome evening of worship at the 3 Mile Project. Friends are
welcome, but they must have a permission slip to ride.
6:00 PM COMBINED REFORMATION SERVICE to be held at
Faith Reformed Church. This will replace the service at Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER for Pastor Rick as he goes on study leave
this week. In the event of an emergency, please contact your Elder,
Caring Shepherd, or call the office and we will contact them for you.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
Sandy and Matthew Farris upon the passing of Sandy’s father,
Glenn Moore, at the age of 75. A memorial service was held
yesterday at the Church of God United in Muskegon. In the last few
weeks Sandy also has lost both an Aunt and Uncle who passed away
from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot and family upon the death of Phyllis’
brother, Richard Huizinga, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the age of 75.
Services for Richard were held on Wednesday.
Joan Emaus following the death of her brother. A memorial service
was held for him yesterday.
IN APPRECIATION – Dear Grace family, Thank you so very much
for your love, prayers and support while my son, Brent, was over in
Afghanistan. Your continual asking concerning his welfare this past
year has been a real source of strength and comfort. And a good
reminder that we need not journey through pain or fears alone.
Special thanks to Mary for the packages sent out not only to Brent,
but to an "unknown" soldier - may that have become a fruitful seed
in that young man's spiritual life. And a special blessing it was to
see Brent's name still on the prayer page, even after Scott and I left
to serve at another church. Truly, you have been the love of Christ to
me, to us. Blessings to you, each one of you! ~Scott and Julie Crane
Thank You to everyone who helped in any way with the County
Food Drive! About 7 Ton of food was collected in the SW area!
Thanks to everyone, our site (inside due to the rain) ran very
smoothly and we received several compliments on that
from ACCESS! A special thank you to those who helped pre-bag the
neighboring streets earlier in the week, and a special thank you to
Tymie and her helpers who once again took care of everyones
stomach, by providing lunch for the volunteers! Like the showers of
rain that fell, YOU helped bring showers of blessing to those in
need! Thank YOU! ~Shari
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 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.
On the menu: Hot Dogs/Brats, French Fries, Salad.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation)
Children preschool through 5th Grade will meet with Mrs.
Heather in the Fellowship Hall.
ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
Meet in the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of
Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 28, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Cecil Martens will lead our service and
share the message.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated
for Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva. This offering will be received
next Sunday morning.
REV. SCOTT CRANE will be INSTALLED as Pastor at the First
Presbyterian Church of Dimondale, MI next Sunday afternoon 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
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. Please sign up or contact Shari
if you are interested. If you cannot give a whole day, consider 1/2 day.
Monday, October 29, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Note the change of date!
Wednesday, October 31 – NO Wednesday night activities will be held.
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. Cost is $10.00 per
person plus your cost for meals. Sign up in the narthex!
Sunday, November 25, 2012 – ELECTIONS for Elders & Deacons will
take place and a CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held
following the morning service.
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!
PAPER GATOR – Don’t forget you can recycle your newspapers,
magazines, phone books, etc at the Paper Gator in our parking lot.
Proceeds are split between the Boy Scouts and Grace. Thanks to all
those who have been recycling!
'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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ron Harmsen, Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Oct. 28 Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Neal & Judy Klein
Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Laura Marshall
Oct. 28 Janell Nordlund, Sue Vander Wal
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
3 & 4 (T) Sue Vander Wal (S) Chelsea Boeve
K – 2nd (T) Sue Stuk (S) Tymie Boeve
3 – 5 (T) Rick Postema (S) Diane Maitner
3 & 4 (T) John Sawyer (S) Chelsea Boeve
K – 2nd (T) Les VanWyk (S) Tinna VanWyk
3 – 5 (T) Lynda Ver Merris (S) Arlene Dekker
Prayers & Praise Line
October 21, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Church Plant Prayer Focus
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