Bulletin 4/12/15

Sunday, April 12, 2015

 Welcome to worship, where Jesus always reminds us that he has the final say – and the final victory –over the powers of sin and death.

  9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Be Thou My Vision ~ Mark Driesenga

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship ~ Grace Kloosterman

Praise Songs ~  You Are Holy

Ten Thousand Reasons

Here I Am

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Bible Verse ~ Colossians 3:12

Cadet Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Matthew 22:34-40 (pg 1535);

Leviticus 19:18 (p. 1549)

Message l  Jesus and The Shema

Offering Prayer ~ Larry Meiste

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Cadet Minsitry

Offertory ~  Build Your Kingdom Here

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Revive Us Again

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Larry Meiste


6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Curtis Dixon

Scripture:  John 20:24-29

Message ~ Not Seeing Is Believing

Offering:  Christian Reformed Home Missions



Thank You to those who came out for the Church Bowling Night.  It was a fun night together as a church family.

Den Overbeek will continue with chemo this week Thursday.  He so much appreciates all the visits, cards and prayers.

Harriet Meiste is at Holland Hospital for a leg infection.

Continue to pray for Donna Gillespie (friend and former member of HCRC) and Lisa Byker (daughter-in-law of Pastor John & Kathy) who are dealing with cancer.


Cadet Sunday ~ This morning we will acknowledge our Cadet program.  Their theme this year is ‘Branded with Christ’ based on Deuteronmy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength”. Thank you to our Cadets and leaders for being part of the HCRC Cadet program.  Our Cadets this year are Avery Calkins, Connor Driesenga, Andrew Dykstra, Brady Walters and Gavyn Walters.  Our leaders are Kurt Dykstra, Dave Schierbeek, and AJ Walters. A special offering will be received for the Cadet program during the morning service.

Tonight our service will be led by Mr. Curtis Dixon.  The minsitry offering will be for Christian Reformed Home Missions.

Community Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 8 – 9 am in the fellowship hall.  Everyone is invited to come for a great breakfast and time of fellowship.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet Tuesday, April 21 at 10 am in the Council Room.  We will discuss lesson 3, Doing Good for Jesus’ Sake.

Sunday School classes will resume for Pre-K – 12th grade next Sunday, April 19.


 Today:  April 12

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

   Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                   Cadet Ministry

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Curtis Dixon

Offering:  Christian Reformed Home Missions

Tuesday, April 14

                3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

7 pm ~ Sign Language Class

Wednesday, April 15

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, April 16

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Saturday, April 18

8 – 9 am ~ Community Breakfast in the fellowship hall

Sunday,  April 19

9 am  ~  Prayer Time in the Council Room

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Mr. Jacob Porter

      Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

                10:45 am ~ Sunday School classes

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering:  Christian Reformed Home Missions


Advance Notices

Monday, April 20 ~ 7 pm – Council meeting

Tuesday, April 21 ~ 10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study

Wednesday, April 22 ~ 5:30 pm – Fellowship Night

Wednesday, April 29 ~ 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s



Requested & Expanded Announcements

April 12, 2015

 Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 21 at 10 am.  We will discuss lesson 3 “Doing Good For  Jesus’ Sake”.  All ladies are welcome to join us for this study on Titus and Philemon.

Ministry Offering ~ For April 12, 19 and 26 our ministry offering will be for Christian Reformed Home   Missions.  Please prayerfully consider supporting Home Missions as they spread the Gospel through finding local missionaries, offering leadership development courses and supporting new church plants.     Your gift for Home Mission may be placed in any offering, mark your giving envelope “Home Missions”.

Ministry Opportunity ~ Love INC is in need of volunteers for the office in Allegan.  These volunteers would  serve as loving listeners / caring support to those in need of assistance with local pantry supplies.  Tasks include answering phone calls, interacting with clients and giving out vouchers.  Training and support is   offered.  Ministry days are Tuesday, 1 – 4pm and Thursday, noon – 3 pm at the First Baptist Church.    For more information call 269.751.2533.  Let your light shine in our community.

Hungry for Christ is part of the Simply Give program from March 29- May 11 at the Meijer Store (16th  Street).  At the beginning of the check-out aisles, there are displays with Hungry for Christ identified on  it as the recipient of the donation.  Take a card from the display to the check-out with your purchases, pay for your items and the card, and Meijer will do the rest.  April 17-18 are double match days.  On  these days Meijers will match all $10 donations with $20, making your donation worth $30.  Thank you for your support of Hungry for Christ.

Bible League Spring Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 12 noon at the Harderwyk CRC (1627 W.       Lakewood Blvd. – Holland).  The lunch will be catered by James Street Inn.  The speaker will be Kim  deBlecourt, author of “Until We All Come Home”, sharing about her frightening year-long struggle to            extricate her little boy from the past Soviet Ukraine.  Kim is from the Holland area and travels nationally as an orphan advocate for various organizations.  To make your reservation contact Loie Capel        (751.2701) by April 20.  Tickets are $8.

Dad Not Just A Name ~ Fatherhood conference for all male role models of children will be held on May 30 at Ridge Point Community Church.  The keynote speaker will be Dan Seaborn, founder of Winning at     Home.  Cost is $10 per person.  For registration go to www.alleganaesa.org/gsc or call 269.673.2161,   ext. 3758.

Christian Reformed World Missions has opportunities to serve:

Teach English in Kyrgyzstan.  Model Christ-like life to young students coming from nominal Muslim  backgrounds as you teach English and lead various school projects and extra-curricular activities in this   south Asian country.

Serve in Costa Rica.  Casa Adobe is a ministry center in the Community of Santa Rosa.  Casa Adobe’s  mission is to be a community within the community, to be good neighbors, and to live out God’s  Kingdom in a concrete way.  There are many service opportunities in Casa Adobe.

For more information on these opportunities go to [email protected].  Prayer for World Missions and                 Home Missions that these needs may be filled.

Right to Life 5K Walk / Fun Run For Life will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 10 am at Lawrence Street Park  in Zeeland.  Pledge sheets can be downloaded at rtlofholland.org.  Walkers and Runners with pledges  will be entered into the prize drawing and all walkers who raise $50 or more receive a T-shirt and all  runners will receive a Finisher Medal.