Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 28, 2010
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010
10:00 am Worship
START Becoming a Good Samaritan
Love your neighbor, change the world…
It starts with you. It starts today!
“START HONORING THE POOR”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Grace Senior Choir
“Go Out and Serve Him”
“I Want to Be Like Jesus”
Our Special Offering for the month of October is
designated for ACCESS (All County Churches
Emergency Support System). For 28 years
ACCESS has been committed to helping those
in need in our community. ACCESS maintains
a network of 100 Food Pantries serving over
7,500 households each month. They also work with congregations to
provide Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets, and coordinate with
the larger community in responding to local disasters. Their
caseworkers are able to work with 300 congregations to provide
money for rent, utilities, transportation and other emergency needs.
They educate the community through Poverty Simulation workshops,
education, advocacy, and training events. This special offering will
be received this morning.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages
3 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
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.
START POSTCARDS are inserted into your bulletin today. You may
bring these cards forward and place them on the growth tree
following the sermon. In future weeks you may return to the card
and check the completed box. Each week a different challenge will be
given for you to consider.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.
ALSO, IN THE CHAPEL, a 30 minute DVD that corresponds with
the morning message will be shown!
6:00 PM REFORMATION SERVICE at FAITH REFORMED
CHURCH (618 – 32nd Street) Pastor Rick, Pastor Bruce Osbeck,
and Pastor Harvey Hertz together will lead this service. This will be
in place of our service at Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayer and Praise Line for all the
prayer requests and praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Joan Formsma
upon the death of her mother, Martha Gortsema, on Saturday,
October 23rd at the age of 99. A memorial service was held yesterday
at Raybrook Manor.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Ann Hoezee who is
celebrating her 92nd birthday on November 3rd. For those who would
like to “shower” her with cards, her address is: Crystal Springs,
Room D-111, 1175 – 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, 4950.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP – Led by Lyndsey
Boeve. CLASS THIS WEEK: Circuit Training. Full body
workout with stations. 1 minute at each station and switch.
Ending with core work.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
Wednesday Night Live
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER sponsored by the GEMS!
Soup and Baked Potato Bar.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
VICTORS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will begin a study on the persecuted church.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
No CLUB (1/2 DAY SCHOOL)
7:00 PM THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will
meet at the Crossing.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
LADIES CRAFT NIGHT has been rescheduled for
November 12! Pillowcases…pick up project supply list
from the narthex table and sign up TODAY!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
9:00 AM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING. Meet at
church in the Consistory Room.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
Join us next Sunday as Pastor Rick continues the series “START
BECOMING A GOOD SAMARITAN” with the message:
“TENDING TO GOD’S CREATION”.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 8, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING
Friday, November 26, 6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILIES MOVIE
NIGHT! “IT’S A MEANINGFUL LIFE” – A Veggie Tales
holiday event! Come and discover this story of wonder and a lesson
on being content! Fun activities are being planned. Mark your
calendar and think about a special child you would like to invite!
Sunday, November 28 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service. Election of Elder and
Deacons will be held and the proposed budget will be presented.
DISCOVERY KIDZ – The next rotation which runs from Nov 14 –
Dec. 5 is in need of volunteers for art and theater. If you can help,
please sign up in the narthex or see Heather Dood.
NEW PICTURE DIRECTORIES
WE NEED EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION!
Pictures will be will be taken here at
church in the room opposite the chapel next Sunday, November 7 from 9:00 – 9:45 am and from
11:30 – Noon. Pictures may also be submitted. Please either email your picture to
firstname.lastname@example.org or place on her desk. Pictures do not have to be “formal”!
If you did not fill out an update sheet last Sunday, please pick one up
from the narthex table. We want to be sure all our current
information is correct. If you would like your email or cell phone
listed in this directory, please provide that information.
THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE GALAXY will soon be published.
Articles are due by Thursday, November 4. You may place your
articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the office, or give it to
Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek.
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!! Practices will begin in
November on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings from 6:45 –
8:00 pm. All parents and guardians…please be sure your kids come
on Wednesday nights so they can be a part of the program which will
take place on December 12 at 10:00 am! NEEDED for the
Christmas program are 2 males for reading parts. See Heather if
SUB SALE – The Victors (Cadets) are having a sub sale! Subs,
croissants, and cheesy garlic bread is available. To place your order,
see one of the boys, or an order form is on the narthex table. Sale will
end on November 3 with delivery on November 17.
YOUR ARE INVITED TO A BENEFIT CONCERT for LOVE,
INC. The Metropolitan Choir of Praise, Creekside Singers, and the
Unity Christian Choral Ensemble will perform. Concert will be held
at Fellowship Reformed Church in Hudsonville on Thursday,
November 4 at 7:00 pm. Seating is limited, cost is $7.00 at the door.
BUS TRIP TO CHICAGO – Friday, December 3, leaving Zion
Reformed Church at 7:00 am and returning at approximately
11:30 pm. Cost is $30.00 which includes coffee & donuts enroute.
Call Sue Stuk if interested (538-3100 or 532-7729).
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Neal & Judy Klein
Nov. 7 Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Ron Lankheet
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Today Sue Stuk, Pat Ter Beek, Emily Mc Elroy
Nov. 7 Robin Zondervan, Amy Grimm, Phyllis Vander Sloot
Prayers & Praise Line
October 31, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Thank God for the problems and trials in your life. Praise Him
for his faithfulness and unfailing grace that is yours each day.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank and praise God for the freedom we have to worship in this country.
We pray today for those who have recently lost loved ones. In particular we pray for Joan Formsma and her family.
We think today of Lucille Sytsema. Pray for encouragement and strength.
Remember John De Jong as he continues his chemotherapy treatments.
Prayers are requested for Ruth Ver Merris’s son, Larry, age 55, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Following surgery he is actively involved with a treatment plan consisting of both radiation and chemotherapy.
Keep Linda Hoezee, daughter in law of Ann Hoezee, in your prayers as she is undergoing chemotherapy.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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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