Weekly Bulletin 08/02/15

Sunday, August 2, 2015

“As the apostle Paul reminders us in Ephesians 4:4-6, we come together as one body in the one Spirit, trusting in one hope through the one Lord Jesus Christ and the one God and Father of all. Welcome to worship!

 9:30 am ~ Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Hosanna Praise Is Rising

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

How Great Is Our God

Bible Verse ~ I Peter 2:9-10

Children’s Message ~

Children’s Blessing

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Genesis 26 (pg. 38)

Message l  Isaac The Forgotten Patriarch

Offering Prayer ~ Dennis Burke

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,127

Offertory ~  Whom Shall I Fear

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Michele Dykstra

6 pm –  Community Worship Service at Hamilton CRC

God’s Story With God’s People

Guest Speaker: Rev.  Janelle Koolhaas-Lopez

~  Where Is The House You Will Build For Me? ~

2 Samuel 7:1-22

Offering:  GATE After School Ministry


Dale Eding was transferred to the Cleveland Clinc on Saturday, July 25.  He is being treated for lung infection and pneumonia.  Carol’s sister-in-law, Ruth Van Haitsma, passed away this past Wednesday, July 29.  Remember Dale & Carol in prayer.

Julia Menken will celebrate her 91st birthday on Saturday, August 8.  Remember her with a special birthday greeting.

Thank You ~ Our family would like to express our deep gratitude for all the many visits by Pastor Jake and others, the cards, prayers and food during Den’s illness and recent passing into glory.  Thank you to all who took part in the memorial service in any way.  Above all we give thanks to our Heavenly Father who is giving us grace and peace during this difficult time.  In Christ’s love ~

Judy, Steve, Seth, Leah, Allie,  Steve, Becky, Katelyn Karle, Garrett

Ryan, Grace, Olivia, Avery


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship continuing with the stories of Genesis.

August Community Evening Woship Services will be hosted at our church starting at 6 pm.  Tonight Rev. Janelle Koolhaas-Lopez will be the guest speaker.  The theme for the August services will be “God’s Story With God’s People”.

Vacation Bible School will begin this Wednesday, August 5 starting at 6:30 pm at our church and continue every Wednesday evening through August.  All children, 4-years-old – 4th grade are encouraged to attend.

VBS Volunteers are needed for the four Wednesday evenings in August along with snack donations.  See the sheets in the fellowship hall.  Cotnact Zena Walters with questions.


Today:  August 2

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

6 pm ~ Community Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC

Guest Speaker:  Rev.  Janelle Koolhaas-Lopez

Offering:  GATE After School Ministry

Monday, August 3

6:30 pm ~ Executive meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, August 4

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

Wednesday, August 5

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 – 8 pm ~ Vacation Bible School at HCRC

Sunday,  August 9

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

6 pm ~ Community Service at HCRC

Guest Speaker:   Amber Taylor

Offering:  Love INC Food Pantry

Advance Notices

Thursday, August 13 – 6 pm ~ Classis Holland examination


Requested & Expanded Announcements

August 2, 2015

 August Community Evening Services (6 pm) hosted at Hamilton CRC

August 2:  Rev. Janelle Koolhaas-Lopez  (Offering:  GATE After School Ministry)

Rev. Janelle is a specialized minister in the Classis Holland (RCA) and works part-time as an  academic assistant for Spanish speaking ministry candidates seeking ordination in the RCA.   Janelle has served as a pastor of two congregations in Canada and the United States, as well as a  missionary Bible Instructor in Chiapas, Mexico.  Janelle is married to Jose Angel and they have two daughters.

August 9:  Amber Taylor  (Offering: Love INC Food Pantry)

August 16:   Jenna Brandsen (Offering:  Love INC Personal Needs Pantry)

August 23:  Dr. Tom Boogaart (Offering:  Teen Life On Campus)

August 30:  A Time of Prayer for Our Schools  (Offering:  Love INC)

Vacation Bible School  for children, 4 years-old – 4th grade will begin on Wednesday, August 5.  We will be  meeting on God’s farm here at Hamilton CRC at 6:30 – 8 pm.  All children are encouraged to attend to  learn about God’s love and animals on the farm.

Classis Holland meeting will be held on Thursday, August 13.  This meeting will include the candidate  examination of our Pastor Jake Porter and Mr. Lee Khang of the Lao CRC.  The meeting will begin at 6 pm at HCRC.  Remember Jake and Lee Khang in prayer as they prepare for this important step in their  ministry.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Communion Worship will be held on Sunday, August 16 at the 9:30 am service.  The love offering will be for Faith Promise Mission.


Back-to-School Supplies ~ School items for the Love INC Backpack Ministry should be placed in the school box in the fellowship by August 9.  Help fill the box and send a child / youth back-to-school with  encouragement.

Volunteers are needed at the Bibles For Mexico Thrift Stores in Holland for 4 to 8 hours per week.  If you would like to become a volunteer contact Jerry Redder at 616.772.696 for additional information.

Thank You for supporting Home Missions through your gifts and prayers.  Your partnership is vital to Home  Missions’ work to join God’s mission.  So much of that work depends on building relationships in local communities.  Relationships are the bonds formed between individuals and communities.  They are                 represented by the warm conversations among friends, families and neighbors.  They equate to comfort and peace after a hard day.  And they give us the ability to cultivate community within our          neighborhoods.  In today’s fast-paced world, there is urgency in spreading light and life within these  communities and neighborhoods.  The Lord has entrusted Home Missions with a unique and powerful    mission of reaching the lost with the power of the gospel throughout North America and we are  honored to have your support in this mission.  Jesus’ last words while he was present on this Earth  commissioned us to make disciples and Home Missions is working toward this through starting and   strengthening churches.  At Home Missions we daily hear stories about Bible studies formed, new  believers baptized and hearts transformed.  Please join us in praising God for his continued faithfulness   and for the partnerships we have with people like you.