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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

The Miracle of Christmas

9:30 A.M.
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EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE


The Miracle of Christmas

5:30 P.M.
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Prelude
Welcome & Announcements ...........................................Pastor Steve Igo Congregational Greeting ................................... The Passing of the Peace

Prelude Welcome & Announcements .......................................... Pastor Steve Igo We Enter Into Gods Presence...................................... Call to Worship In Song ................. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, Hymn 227 In Prayer ................................................................ Prayer of Approach

The Living God Calls Us to Worship .............. Apostolic Salutation


By Word ......................................................................... Call to Worship

God Welcomes Us We Enter Into Gods Presence


In Song* ................................As with Gladness Men of Old, Hymn 226 In Prayer ................................................................ Prayer of Approach In Responsive Reading.............................................. Psalm 98, pp. 820

We Respond in Consecration
In Prayer .................................... Prayer of Confession & Thanksgiving In Song .................. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Hymn 223

God Speaks to Us
In the Prophets ........................................................... Isaiah 61:10-62:3 In Song ........ All My Heart This Night Rejoices, Hymn 217 (vv. 1,3,5,7) In the Epistles .............................................. Galatians 3:23-25 & 4:4-7 In Song .................................................. What Child is This, Hymn 213 In the Gospels .................................................................... John 1:1-18

God Feeds Us
In Scripture .................. Matthew 17:1-5; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 1:16 In Sermon ...................................................... SHINE, JESUS, SHINE!

We Respond in Consecration
In Prayer ......................... Prayer to Confess Sin & Assurance of Pardon In Responsive Reading ...................................... Psalm 147, pp. 839-40 In Song* ... Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn, Hymn 209 (vv. 1,2,4) In Giving ................................................................ Tithes & Offerings In Congregational Prayer ................................... Congregational Prayer God Feeds Us In Scripture ..................................................................... Romans 5:1-2 In Sermon .... THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS PEACE & JOY IN THE SPIRIT In Song* ......................... Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare, Hymn 628 God Blesses Us .................................................................... Benediction O Come All Ye Faithful, Hymn 208 O come let us adore him (3x). Christ the Lord!
Text & Tune: John Francis Wade, 1771. Tune: Adeste Fideles. Public Domain

We Respond in Commitment ...................... Prayer of Application


In Song* ...................................We Come, O Christ, to You, Hymn 181 In Giving ................................................................ Tithes & Offerings In Prayer ............................................................ Congregational Prayer In Song .......................... It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Hymn 200 God Blesses Us..................................................................... Benediction Christ We Do All Adore Thee, Hymn 737
Christ, we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever (2x). For on the holy cross hast thou the world from sin redeemed. Christ, we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever (Musical Interlude) Christ we do all adore thee.
Text: Tr. by Theodore Baker, 1899. Tune: Seven Last Words of Christ by Theordore Dubois, 1867. Public Domain

The Lords Day December 25, 2011

The Lords Day December 25, 2011

TODAY Welcome! Today, Pastor Steve concludes his Christmas sermon series called The Miracle of Christmas. 11:00 AM No Sunday School 5:30 PM Evening Service THIS WEEK Wednesday No Midweek Ministries ANNOUNCEMENTS 2012 Congregational Meeting On Sunday, January 22nd, at 1 PM, Cedar will hold its annual congregational meeting after a fellowship luncheon. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and vote upon the proposed 2012 church budget and elect church officers. The proposed church budget and slate of officers are out today. Winter Sunday School Ministries - On January 8th, our new adult Sunday School quarter will begin. We will offer three (3) Sunday morning groups for adults. For planning purposes, please register for the group you wish to attend on your connection card. Theology Class Our Sunday morning theology class will be led by co-teachers David VanDyke and Craig Baker. Topic: The Pursuit of Godliness by Jerry Bridges. Location: Gymnasium. Womens Group Our Sunday womens group will study Putting Amazing Back into Grace by Michael Scott Horton. Teacher: Rebecca Van Dyke. Location: Art Room. Adult Bible Study Our Sunday morning Bible study will meet in the north hallway alcove. Topic: 1 Corinthians. Teacher: Sam Mason. Severe Weather Policy - In the event of a winter storm, the session will contact the congregation by phone if the service is cancelled. You can also check WoodTV8 for any church cancellations.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS Church Officer Elections & Nominations It is again time to elect church officers for the new year and nominate prospective officers for 2013. Five men will stand for election at the January congregational meeting: Ted Himebook & Craig Baker (elder), and Duane Saxton, Tom Dykema, & Jim Knott (deacon). Elder Bill Grysen has completed 2 terms and is required to take a welldeserved one year sabbatical. Thank you, Bill, for your faithful years of loyal service! Elder Ted Himebook has completed a one year sabbatical, and has been certified by session to stand for reelection to the office of elder. Deacon Duane Saxton and Deacon Dan Kooienga have completed their first term of service as deacons. Duane has indicated a desire and has been certified to stand for election to a 2nd term. Dan has requested a break from service as a deacon. Thank you, dear brothers, for your hard work! Craig Baker, Tom Dykema & Jim Knott have successfully completed officer training class and have been certified to stand for election. Candidates will not be running against each other. Rather, each one who receives a majority vote of confidence at our Congregational Meeting will be installed shortly after the election to serve a 3 year term. Session will also receive nominations in January for prospective candidates to the office of Elder or Deacon to serve in 2013. Those who are communicant members in good standing may make nominations. Male communicant members in good standing are eligible to be nominated as follows:
1. Please make your nomination in writing and include your signature and the date. Hand the nomination to a member of session. These names will be kept confidential. 2. Each man who has been nominated will be asked to join the Officers' Training Course that will be offered in 2012. A small amount of reading and homework will be assigned. During the course of this year, the men will be asked to prayerfully examine themselves to discern whether they believe God is calling them to this ministry at this time. 3. After the course has been completed, nominees for the office of Elder and Deacon who have faithfully attended the classes will be examined by the Session. Then, the names of those who have been certified by the Session will be announced to the congregation for its prayerful consideration. Only at this point will we have official candidates. 4. Finally, the congregation will elect any Elders and Deacon candidates at the 2013 Congregational Meeting. 5. The Lords Day December 25, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS OPC Tsunami Relief Presentation On Sunday, January 1st, at 11 AM, Vivian Garen will give a presentation on her work with OPC tsunami relief work in Japan after the morning service. Please come and hear a fuller presentation of what God is doing through OPC outreach in Japan. 2012 Midweek Ministries Schedule What a successful midweek ministry God granted us this fall. PTL! As in the past, we have been stretched this fall, and now would like the congregation to get rested for one month (in January), so that we can launch our winter/spring term on Wednesday, February 5th. A hearty thank you goes out to the dozen or so leaders who made this ministry a huge success. Rest up! Enjoy the holidays! And pray that God gears us up for a fine winter ministry in February that finishes the school year strong. Winter Youth Retreat Mark your calendar! The 2012 OPC Winter Youth Retreat all-nighter will be held at the downtown YMCA in Grand Rapids on January 27-28 for 7th-12th grade students and interested parents. The YMCA facility includes many amenities, including two swimming pools, a water slide, two climbing walls, two full basketball courts, squash and racquetball courts and other exercise equipment. The cost of the retreat will be $30. The Presbytery Youth Committee will be sending out brochures soon. Hope to see you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS Griefshare - A support group for people grieving the death of someone close to them. GriefShare meets on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 PM and on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at Fair Haven Ministries in Hudsonville. New sessions start Sunday, January 8 and Monday, January 9, 2012. www.fhmin.org/hopeharbor The Big D - Created to promote a teen's journey in healing, identifying the hurt from divorce, and then challenging them to find the strength to confront, accept and heal from those hurts. The Big D meets at 7:00 PM on Monday nights at Fair Haven Ministries, 2900 Baldwin in Hudsonville. New session starts Monday, January 9, 2012. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids), and DivorceCare (for adults) are also offered on Monday nights. www.fhmin.org/hopeharbor Single & Parenting - Real-world answers to important questions single parents face every day. The Single & Parenting meets 7:00 PM on Monday nights at Fair Haven Ministries. 2900 Baldwin in Hudsonville. New session starts Monday, January 9, 2012. www.fhmin.org/hopeharbor Volunteer Budget Mentors are needed to walk alongside budgeting clients and work with them to help them get their budget back on track while they are involved in the LOVING HELP Program. This position is very fulfilling as you watch clients make progress weekly with their budget as you encourage them. Women Budget Mentors who enjoy working with numbers are especially needed to be matched with single women clients, but both men and women are encouraged to attend the training. Budget Mentor training will be available on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 6:30 8:30 PM at the Love INC office, 3300 Van Buren Street in Hudsonville. Please call Lisa to register for this training at 616.662.3300, ext 102 or e-mail lisap@loveinthenameofChrist.org. Cedar Wi-Fi Available - To access wifi in Hudsonville Christian school on phone or computer: Click on your "Find WiFi" function. Click on "Cedar" network. Open a browser. Type in: AEKAPUPQHL. Click on "Log in" and you should be connected.

The Lords Day December 25, 2011

The Lords Day December 25, 2011

Cedar Church Welcomes You!

SPECIAL REMINDERS

TODAY Greeters Accompanist A.M. Accompanist P.M. Nursery A.M. Kooienga/Boeve Rebekah Glupker Candace Bekkering Candace Bekkering Natassja DeWent Lydia Igo Deb Kooienga Katelyn Hartwell N/A Dawn DeWent Lynn Igo Deb Grysen Kooienga/Boeve

NEXT WEEK Knott/Mason Bonnie Boeve Rachel Himebook Stephanie Haywood Rachel Himebook Sarah Van Dyke Angie Dykema Heidi Kooienga N/A Carin Hartwell Carla Baker Carla Baker Knott/Mason Igo

Were glad youre here. As a church family, we are delighted you have joined us for worship today. Below you will find some information to help you during our Sunday services. If you need any assistance, please ask one of our greeters for help. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE Cedar Church strives to enjoy God through Spirit-empowered and Christ-centered worship. The Bible is sincerely loved, and we hope that you will find it opened up to you in a fresh and faithful manner each Sunday. A NURSERY is available near the entrance of the gymnasium, but children are always welcome in the worship service. COFFEE BREAK After the morning worship, please join us in the foyer for coffee and refreshments. KIDS BREAK After morning worship, all kids (pre-school thru 6th grade) are invited to remain in the gymnasium for snacks and fun songs with Mr. & Mrs. Himebook. SUNDAY SCHOOL - From 11 AM-12 PM, Cedar Church offers classes for all ages. Visitors are especially welcome to join us! WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: Nursery Meets in room 12 with various leaders Toddler (2s & 3s) Meets in the library hallway with Stephanie Haywood Preschool (4s & K students) Meets in the west classroom with Kaitlyn Hartwell Early Elementary (1st 2nd grade) Meets in the resource room with Hope Mason & Cathy Postmus Middle Elementary (3rd 4th grade) Meets in the library hallway with Diana Sprik Older Elementary (5th-6th grade) Meets in the southwest teachers lounge room 2 with Reese Haywood Jr. High Meets in the southwest teachers lounge room 1 with Bill Grysen Sr. High Meets in the teachers lounge with Pastor Steve & Lynn Igo Womens Group Meets in the art room with Rebecca Van Dyke Theology Class Meets in the gym with David Van Dyke & Craig Baker Adult Bible Study Meets in the north hallway alcove with Sam Mason EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE Please join us again for worship this evening at 5:30 P.M.
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Nursery P.M. Nursery Sun. Sch. Fellowship Snack Childrens Snack Church Set-Up Youth Group Meal

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Weekly Budget $2,819.23 YTD Budget $143,780.77

Last Weeks Offerings $3,269.65 YTD Offerings $145,953.12

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The Lords Day December 25, 2011