Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Oct 28, 2011
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
“When God Shows Up”
“We shall be like him, for we shall
see him as he is.” I John 3:2b
Choral Introit “Oh the Glory of Your Presence”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Christ alone is our ____________.
* Profession of the Apostles’ Creed
Moments in Prayer
Ministry of Music “My Savior’s Love”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – RSCW Great Hour Of Sharing
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 19:23-41 (Page 1078)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…
THE MARKETPLACE COLLIDES WITH GOD’S PLACE”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 43 ……………….. “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*All who are able, please stand
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
It is with warmth and joy that we welcome all who have come
to worship today. May this be a time of encouragement
and inspiration. Please take a moment and sign your
name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is
passed so we can get to know you better.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade can be a part of the Grace Discovery Kidz! Meet
downstairs by the youth desk.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is “Great
Hour of Sharing” which is a program of Reformed Church World
Service, which brings new life and hope to God’s children across the
globe. This offering will be received this morning.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as
it is passed today.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
11:30 am – 2:30 pm – SPAGHETTI DINNER in our Fellowship
Hall. This will be a Mission Trip Fundraiser. Everyone is invited. It
will be a “come & go” type dinner, serving until 2:30 pm.
PLEASE COME AND SHARE YOUR SUPPORT!
6:00 PM REFORMATION SUNDAY SERVICE here at Grace. We
will be joined by our sister churches for this special service. Pastor
Rick, Pastor Scott Crane, Pastor Bruce Osbeck, and Pastor Harvey
Hertz will take part.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
(No van pick up this day!)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes. On the menu:
Chicken, mashed potatoes, salads, dessert!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
6:45 PM – 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 – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
the class in discussion of the book Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
NO CLUB TODAY – (No School)
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games
and fellowship with our neighbors.
7:00 PM THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP
will meet in the Chapel.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY morning we will hold a Commissioning Service for
Pastor George as our new Church Plant Pastor. Following the service
cake and coffee will be served in celebration.
6:45 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth will be held at the
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Ann Hoezee returned to her home at Crystal
Springs on Wednesday (Ann will be celebrating her 93rd birthday on
Thursday, November 3rd!) Pat Ter Beek is now home and recovering
from her recent surgery. For all other prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION - A special thank you to the 9 persons who gave
up their free Saturday to help at a Habitat for Humanity home. We
spent the day, which turned out to be great weather, painting outside
and inside the home. Habitat is hoping that the family, which
consists of Grandma, Daughter, and 5 children will be able to move
in before the holidays! It was such a blessing to be able to help in
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Rick & Laura Marshall upon
the birth of a son, Grant Patrick, born on Tuesday, October 25. Grant
joins brothers Brendan and Kaleab! We thank God for this precious
gift of life and pray for His blessings on your family!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 7, 6:30 PM CARING SHEPHERD MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM
Monday, November 14, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Thursday, November 24, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY Worship
Friday, November 25, 6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE
NIGHT! “THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY” – A Veggie Tales
holiday event! This is a heartwarming story of Aaron, his drum, and
his beloved animals on a quest to find forgiveness. His eventful
journey ends – and his heart is changed – at a humble stable in
Bethlehem! Think about a special child you would like to invite!
Sunday, November 27 A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service. Elections of Elders and
Deacons will be held and the proposed budget will be presented.
GALAXY - It's getting close to that time again.... The next edition of the
Galaxy will be out on November 6th. If you have an article you wish
to share, please have it in Sandy Gort’s mailbox, or in the Galaxy box
in the office by Wednesday. Nov. 2nd.
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – Practices will begin today and
they will also be held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings from 6:45
– 8:00 pm. Parents…please be sure your kids come on Wednesday
nights so they can be part of the program which will take place on
Sunday morning December 11.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation will begin on November 20! Help is
needed for cooking, art, games, and theater. Also one shepherd is
needed. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex, or see Heather.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein, Jan Higley
Lower Doors: Mary Huizinga
Nov. 6 Upper Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Derk & Jenny Hendges
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Today Lyndsey Boeve, Diane Maitner, Sue Stuk
Nov. 6 Tymie Boeve, Emily Mc Elroy, Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
October 30, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that persons will come forward to help support the
Crossing Community by volunteering to share a gift,
talent or a skill with the people of the Crossing Community.
Please see Pastor George if you may be able to help.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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