Weekly Bulletin 08/20/2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24, NRSV). Welcome to this time of worship.

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise
Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~
Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King
O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing ~ We Fall Down
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Children’s Message
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Kurt Dykstra
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ Be Thou My Vision
God’s Word ~ Acts 14 (pg. 1716)
Message ~ The Turbulent Good News
Song of Response ~ How He Loves
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ Love The Lord
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra and Michele Dykstra

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service
at Hamilton Reformed Church
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter


Thank You ~ Wow, I am blown away by the thoughtfulness of this church! I was not at all expecting something like the pig roast for myself, it just goes to show the good hearts you all have. A special shoutout to Judi Rice for getting it started and for organizing it all, as well as the many volunteers and people that helped. I know it must have been a lot of work. You all did a wonderful job executing the pig roast. Our family is very thankful and humbled. ~Amanda (Nyboer) Wilson

Thank You Hamilton CRC for helping us give the kids at the King’s Children House something to eat through your Noisy Offering. Your love is amazing.


Morning Service ~ This morning, Pastor Jake will lead us in worship as we continue the series of Acts. A time of fellowship will follow the service; join us for refreshments in the fellowship hall.

Evening Worship service will be held at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Pastor Jake will lead the service. Next Sunday the service will be a time of prayer for our children / youth and our schools.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 22 at 7 pm at Berend & Nancy’s home. Our lesson will be Praying Our Tears from Psalm 6.

Offerings ~ General Fund offering for August 13 was $4,839.73; Building Fund offering was $20.00; Faith Promise Mission Support – $1,270.00. Continue to lift up HCRC in your prayers as we seek God’s direction for His church.

Today: August 20
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Pastor Jake
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Fellowship Time follows worship service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Monday, August 21
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, August 22
7 pm -~ Small Group Bible Study

Wednesday, August 23
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ Church Movie Night ~ fellowship hall

Sunday, August 27
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed
A Time of Prayer for the Schools, Children & Youth

Requested & Expanded Announcements
August 20, 2017

Prayers for Our Schools Service will be held Sunday, August 27 at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Join us as we pray together for our community children and youth as they return to school.
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade will begin their season on Sunday, September 10.

Church Fall Kick-Off ~ Mark your calendar for the church season kick-off to be held on Wednesday, September 13. This event will be held at Hamilton’s Township Park. A meal will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and activities will begin at 6:30 pm. This is a night you will want to come and be a part of as we begin a new church season.

Cadets ~ Mark your calendar for our Cadet Kick-off. We will be going to the Discovery Nature Center on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. All boys in grades 2nd – 6th should meet at the clubhouse and are encouraged to be part of this ministry of HCRC. More details will be available soon.

Church Newsletter ~ Information for the September newsletter is due August 27 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Kid’s Korner ~ Zap Your Life: Liz has more than he can handle when usually level-headed Lucille starts buying up videos, books and tickets to the latest Zap MacDoggle motivational speech. Is this all a scam? Can Liz save his friend by showing her God’s Word? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.

Fall Mission Trip Opportunity ~ This fall, plan a mission trip to help repair flooded homes in Manning, South Carolina with World Renew Disaster Response Services. Housing and meals are provided and World Renew facilitators are onsite during this engaging, fulfilling experience. See Manning, South Carolina at worldnrenew.net/volunteer to learn more.

Short-Term Volunteer ~ Are you 18 to 24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact? World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants to use your talents and skills for His purpose. For more information go to [email protected]

Don’t Miss Out! You are invited to the annual Leadership Training Event hosted by Volunteers in Service, Calvin College and Resonate Global Missions (former CR Home & World Mission). The date is September 12 from 7 – 9 pm held at Calvin College. The evening includes a time of welcome and worship, learning and networking with other leaders and serves as a great kick-off for the ministry year. If you are a leader in your church, this event is for you! For more information, a list of the workshops and to register visit the “Resources” page of the VIS website at visgr.org. If you have questions, please contact VIS at 616.459.7500 or email Bernita Tuinenga at btuinerga.visgr.org.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds (12253 Lakeshore Drive Grand Haven) is excited to welcome The Allen Family, in concert on Saturday, August 26. We hope you will come out and enjoy the music and message of this nationally known family who live on their bus 365 days a year as they go from place to place spreading the gospel message through song. The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm. No tickets are needed for any of our summer concerts however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry. Be sure and come early and enjoy a delicious Baked Chicken dinner. Your dinner will be complete with sides and beverage. The dinner will be served in the Sunshine Room from 5 – 6:30 pm.

Camping at the Conference Grounds ~ Come close the summer with us! The Conference Grounds still has some openings for camping. August 26 –September 2 is the End of Summer Celebration Week. Call us for special pricing for this week. There are also sites available for Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4. September 5-10 is Senior Week and is a great time to camp and enjoy fun and fellowship with others in your same stage of life. Call us at 616.842.4478 to make your reservations for any of these final weeks of summer.

Wings of Mercy CareAffaire will be held on Saturday, August 26, 8 am – noon at Tulip City Air Service (1581 South Washington Avenue – Holland). The morning will include a pancake breakfast, helicopter and plane rides and many other activities. Come out for a family-filled morning.