Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 25, 2012
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Glory to His Name”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “I Must Tell Jesus/Blessed Assurance”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Camp Geneva and Cran Hill Ranch
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Revelation 21:1-4, 27; 22:17 (Page 1206)
Message: “HEAVEN: THE BEST IS YET TO BE”
Rev. Cecil Martens
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 772 …………….….……… “When We All Get to Heaven”
*Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) ..… “Now I Belong to Jesus”
*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
TODAY we welcome Rev. Cecil Martens who will lead our service and
share the message. Thank you, Rev. Martens, for being with us this
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. The kids
have begun 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.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated
for Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva. This offering will be received
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.
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - If you are interested in
attending this class, meet Shari Dood in Pastor Rick’s office following
the service today.
REV. SCOTT CRANE will be INSTALLED as Pastor at the First
Presbyterian Church of Dimondale, MI today 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.
NO EVENING SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT GRACE.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lucille Systema was able to return to her
home on Friday! For all other prayer concerns and praise reports,
please see the insert in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Dear Grace Congregation: We, as
grandparents, wish to thank all the people at Grace who prayed for
our grandson, Mitch Dekker, while stationed in the area of
Afghanistan for nearly a year. Also, a special thanks to Mary
Mc Alary for the box she sent to Mitch. He was very grateful for
that gesture of kindness and caring. ~Wes & Arlene Dekker
We feel so blessed to have had the support of our Grace family after
our unexpected surgeries recently. We thank you for your
prayers, visits, cards and meals.
~Gratefully, Fred and Willie Hiemstra
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
NO WEDNESDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of
Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets
in the Chapel.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
7:30 AM GRACE VAN TRIP to Birch Run, Frankenmuth, and
Bronners! We 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 TODAY! See Tymie Boeve if you have any questions.
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message, “New Beginnings”
from The Story. Please read Chapter 28 in preparation.
6:45 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle and High School meets at the
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – GEMS SPONSORED DINNER! It
will be a Chili and Soup night. Put that date on your calendar and
plan on coming to church for supper and support the GEMS!
Sunday, November 25, 2012 – ELECTIONS for Elders & Deacons will
take place and a CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held
following the morning service.
OUR GEMS will be putting together “Breakfast Bundles” for the
Kids Food Basket Program. These Breakfast Bundles are used for
children in need to eat on long weekends and holidays while not in
school. The items needed for the bundles are: single serving cereal
boxes, small 100% fruit juice boxes (less than 7 oz.), Poptarts, small
raisin boxes, and 100% Vitamin C fruit snacks. The GEMS will be
putting these baskets together on November 7. You can bring your
donations to the church kitchen or the donation box near the front
doors. Thank you!
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 – During the month of November we will get
double points for all our papers recycled! Recycle your magazines,
phone books, newspapers, etc at the Paper Gator in our parking lot.
Proceeds are split between the Boy Scouts and Grace. Thank You!
CHICAGO BUS TRIP – We have been invited to join a bus trip to
Downtown Chicago on Friday, November 30. They will leave at
7:00 am from the parking lot of Zion Reformed Church in Grandville.
We will return approximately 10:30 pm. Cost is $35.00.
Call Sue Stuk if interested (538-3100).
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Neal & Judy Klein
Nov. 4 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
Nov. 11 Upper Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra; Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
Today Janell Nordlund, Sue Vander Wal
Nov. 4 Chelsea Dornbos, Cindy Wylie
Nov. 11 Elaine Martin, Amy Grim
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Today 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
Nov. 4 3 & 4 (T) Mary Bush (S) Elaine Martin
K – 2nd (T) OPEN (S) Tymie Boeve
3 – 5 (T) OPEN (S) OPEN
If you can volunteer to help in Discovery Kidz,
please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or see Ms. Heather!
All materials are provided, and only a one week
commitment is required! Thank you!
Prayers & Praise Line
October 28, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Church Plant Prayer Focus
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