Weekly Bulletin 08/23/15

Sunday, August 23, 2015

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1, NRSV).  We gather to worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

9:30 am ~ Ordination and Installation

Worship Service of Mr. Jake Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship  ~ Rev. Ray Vander Laan

Praise Songs ~  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

                      Mighty to Save

                      It Is Well With My Soul

Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra

Children’s Blessing

Prayers of the People ~ Rev. Janelle Lopez Koolhaas

God’s Word ~  I Corinthians 12:12-26 (pg. 1785)

Message l  Many Members But ONE Body

Ordination / Installation ~ Rev. Chris DeVos

Offering Prayer ~ Harley Elshuis

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  I Need Thee Every Hour

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –  Community Worship Service at Hamilton CRC

God’s Story With God’s People

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Tom Boogaart

 Message ~ Free in the Fire

Scripture ~ Daniel 3

Offering:  Teen Life On Campus



Bruce Eding was able to come home on Tuesday to continue recovery following heart surgery.

Prayer also for Dale Eding that he may continue to gain strength.

Ed Scholten went to be with his Savior on Thursday night.  Pray for Margaret and the Scholten and Schutte family through this time.  “Even though I walk  through the valley of death I will fear no evil for you are with me.”

We extend sympathy to Doug & Betty Wabeke in the death of Doug’s dad, Marvin Wabeke on August 24.

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


Morning Service ~ This morning we will have the installation and ordination service for Pastor Jake.  Rev. Chris DeVos of Classis Holland will give the charge and Rev. Jose Angel Lopez/Dominguez will be the guest speaker.  Following the service, cake and refreshments will be available.

 Community Worship  at 6 pm is hosted here at HCRC.  Tonight Dr. Tom Boogaart, professor at Western Theological Seminary, will lead us in worship.  Next Sunday we will have a time of prayer for the start of the school season.

 Vacation Bible School will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at our church.  Any children Pre-K – 4th grade are welcome to attend.  God’s farm opens at 6:30 – 8 pm.  This night will wrap up our VBS farm nights.

September Newsletter ~ Articles for the September newsletter are due today and can be placed in the newsletter box.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 9, ‘Trusting God’.


Today:  August 23 ~ Ordination / Installation Service

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

6 pm ~ Community Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC

Guest Speaker:  Rev. Tom Boogaart

Offering:   Teen Life On Campus


Tuesday, August 25

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

Wednesday, August 26

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant

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

Sunday,  August 30

9:30 am ~  Morning Worship Service

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

6 pm ~ Prayers for our Schools ~ HCRC

Offering:  Love INC

Requested & Expanded Announcements

August 23, 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)

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

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

Vacation Bible School  for children, 4 years-old – 4th grade will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at  Hamilton CRC from 6:30 – 8 pm.  All children, Pre-K – 4th grade are encouraged to attend.  This will be  the last session of being on God’s farm.  Remember your food items for the offering.

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

A Prayer Service for our Schools will be held on Sunday, August 30 at 6 pm at HCRC.  As children and youth        are getting ready for school and college we want to cover them with prayers.

Classis Holland ~ The Lao Christian Reformed Church invites you to the ordination service of their new  pastor Mr. Lee Khang.  The service will be held on Sunday, August 30 at 11 am at the Lao CRC.   A meal  of celebration will be held after the service.

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.

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.

Super Storm Sandy ~ Many Sandy Survivors have not been able to repair or return to their homes since 2012 and they could use your help!  Volunteer by yourself or others in Ocean County, New Jersey with World Renew DRS.  Give one to three weeks of your time, all skill levels are encouraged to volunteer.  For more information go to worldnrew.net/drs or call 800.848.5818.

Living Proof Live Simulcast with author Beth Moore and worship leader Travis Cottrell will be held at   Community Reformed Church in Zeeland on Saturday, September 12 from 10:15 am – 5 pm.  Tickets are  $20 (includes lunch) or $15 (excludes lunch).  For ticket  and registration go to communityreformed.org.