Weekly Bulletin 08/16/15

Sunday, August 16, 2015

“Welcome to worship!  My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God (Psalm 84:2).  Let us join in song and praise to the God who showers us with grace.”

 9:30 am ~ Communion Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Amazing Grace

How Great Thou Art

You Are My King

Bible Verse ~ I Peter 2:9-10

Children’s Message ~

Children’s Blessing

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Genesis 32:22-32 (pg. 53)

Message l  Jacob Wrestles With God

Service of Communion

Offering Prayer ~ Kirk Tyler

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Faith Promise Mission Support

Offertory ~  Your Grace Is Enough

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kirk Tyler and Kim Greving

6 pm –  Community Worship Service

at Hamilton CRC

God’s Story With God’s People

Guest Speaker:  Ms. Jenna Brandsen

 Message ~ Grace and Beauty

Acts 4:21-5:11

Offering:  Love INC Personal Needs Pantry


Ron Boerman was called home to heaven on Thursday morning.  For the 57 years God gave Ron, he always  gave out his smile and laugh to everyone he met.  “This world is not my home I am just passing through.”  A private family service was held to honor Ron’s life.

 Bruce Eding anticipated to come home for recovery by this weekend following heart surgery on Monday.

Continue to pray for those of our church family who are  dealing with health, loneliness, and spiritual issues.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship and Holy Communion.

Church Picnic will be held after the morning service.  Hot Dogs, Hambugers, and beverage will be provided.  Remember a dish to share.

August Community Evening Woship Services will be hosted at our church starting at 6 pm.  Tonight Ms. Jenna Brandsen will be the guest speaker.  The theme for the August services is “God’s Story With God’s People”.

Ordination and Installation service of Pastor Jake will be held next Sunday, August 23 at 9:30 am.  The guest speaker for this service will be Rev. Angel Lopez.

Vacation Bible School is being held every Wednesday evening in August at our church.  Any children Pre-K – 4th grade are welcome to attend.  God’s farm opens at 6:30 – 8 pm.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 8, “There Is A Prophet in Israel”.

September Newsletter ~ Articles for the September newsletter are due next Sunday, August 23 and can be placed in the newsletter box.


 Today:  August 16

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

               Celebration of Holy Communion

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

         Faith Promise Mission Support

Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

11:30 am ~ Church Picnic at Pastor Jake & Kris’ house

6 pm ~ Community Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC

Guest Speaker:  Ms. Jenna Brandsen

Offering:  Love INC Personal Needs Pantry


Monday, August 17

7 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, August 18

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study at Royal Park Atrium

Wednesday, August 19

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

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

Sunday,  August 23 ~ Ordination Service

9:30 am ~  Morning Worship Service ~    Rev. Angel Lopez

           Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

6 pm ~ Community Service at HCRC

Guest Speaker:   Dr. Tom Boogaart

Offering:  Teen Life on Campus

Advance Notices

Wednesday, August 26 – 8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest

Sunday, August 30 – 6 pm ~ Prayer Service for Schools


Requested & Expanded Announcements

August 16, 2015

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

August 2:   Rev. Janelle Koolhaas-Lopez 

        (Offering:  GATE After School Ministry)

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

August 16:   Ms. Jenna Brandsen

(Offering:  Love INC Personal Needs Pantry)

Jenna grew up in Holland and is a graduate of Holland Christian School and an undergraduate of  Trinity Christian College and a Western Theological Seminary graduate seeking ordination in the  CRC.  She is hoping to find a pastoral position in a church where she can employ and use her  passions, which includes preaching and pastoral care.

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

August 30:  A Time of Prayer for Our Schools

(Offering:  Love INC)

Church Picnic will be held at Jake & Kris’ house on Sunday, August 16 at 11:30 am.  Hamburgers, hot dogs  and beverage will be provided, please bring a dish to share.

Vacation Bible School  for children, 4 years-old – 4th grade will be held on Wednesday, August 19 at Hamilton CRC from 6:30 – 8 pm.  All children, Pre-K – 4th grade are encouraged to attend any    Wednesday evening and join with others on God’s Farm.  Remember your food items for the offering.

September Newsletter information is due next Sunday, August 23 and should be placed in the newsletter        box in the narthex.

Love INC Medical Supply Ministry at Haven Reformed Church is in need of a few wheelchairs that are in  good condition to restock their supply.  If anyone has a wheelchair(s) to donate please contact Lynn  Etheridge at lynn@havenchurch.com or 269.751.7321.

Hamilton Community Series will begin on September 20 – October 18.  We will continue with the series of       last winter The Art of Spiritual Conversation.  The October 18 service will be held at Hamilton High  School with guest speaker Mr. Jeff Klein.

American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 12 noon – 5:45 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:   hamiltonreformed) or call 1.800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) – appointments are not necessary.  Help    save a life and donate blood.

Lakeshore Little People’s Place Christian Childcare is hiring teachers and assistants.  Full-time and part- time positions are available in Holland and Hamilton.  Applicants must be 18 or older and available year-     round until 6 pm.  A degree in early childhood or related field and/or experience working in a licensed childcare preferred.  Send your resume to llpp.office@gmail.com or visit llpp.org for more information  on site locations.