Weekly Bulletin 10/02/16

Sunday, October 2, 2016

 “Brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirt.”  This morning we will join with Christians around the world for Worldwide Communion.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Build Your Kingdom Here

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Revive Us Again

                            Blessed Assurance

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance ~Alyssa Streur ~Ephesians 2:4-5

Missionary Sharing – Jon & Melissa Barlow

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Nehemiah 1 (pg. 750)

Message ~  Call to Revival

Worldwide Communion ~

                 How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

Offering Prayer  ~  Wes Lemmen

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,035

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries

Faith Promise Pledge Cards

Building Project Fund

Thank Offering – Faith Promise Mission Support

Offertory ~ Beautiful Things

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Revive Us Again

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Wes Lemmen and Michele Dykstra

 6 pm –  Community Service

at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Message ~ Jonah a Story About God


Home communion visits will be made this week.



Morning Service ~ This morning we will celebrate with Christians around the world in Holy Communion.  All believers of the faith are welcome to participate in this sacrament.  We also welcome our missionaries Jon & Melissa Barlow and family to share of their work with Teach Beyond in the Philippines.  Pastor Jake will lead us in worship as we begin the community series of Revival.

Faith Promise Offering will be received today as part of our thank offering for Communion.  Your new pledge card may also be placed in the offering plate today as we renew our financial pledge to our missionaries.

Sunday School will not meet this morning, but classes will be held next Sunday.

Evening Worship will be held tonight at 6 pm at our church.  Join with our brothers and sisters from Hamilton Reformed Church for this time of worship.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 4 in the fellowship hall.  We will discuss lesson 2 – Preparation.  All ladies are welcome to join for this interesting discussion from the study book,  Jesus, His Powerful Life.

Classis Holland will be meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 6 pm at Calvin CRC.  Our delegates are Pastor Jake and Paul Nyboer.


Today:  October 2 – Worldwide Communion

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

       Offering:  HCRC Ministries; Building Project  Fund

                       Faith Promise Mission Support

                       Faith Promise Pledge Cards

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter


Monday, October 3

6:30 pm ~ Executive meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, October 4

10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study  – Lesson 2

Wednesday,  October 5

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, October 6

6 pm ~ Classis Holland meeting

Sunday,  October 9

9 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

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

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building  Fund

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC


Requested & Expanded Announcements

October 2, 2016

October has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month.  Throughout this month take time to let Pastor Jake know that he is appreciated for the work he does at Hamilton CRC.

Building Project Offering ~ Today we will be taking our final offering to meet our $20,000 challenge.  To meet this challenge we need to collect $3,097 today.  Work will soon begin on this building project.

Newsletter ~ The October issue of the Observer is available in your church mailbox.

Community Series ~ Today we begin the community series in the book of Nehemiah with the theme of Revival.  We will be looking at how the story of this man of God encouraged and led the people of Israel through a time of renewal and revival at a time when they as a community were vulnerable and tired of rebuilding after their return from exile. We will be exploring our own need for God’s Spirit to breath fresh life into us both individually and corporately so that we may be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

October 2 – 9:30 am – Call to Revival – Nehemiah 1  (Worldwide Communion)

October 9 – 9:30 am – Groundwork to Revival – Nehemiah 2 & 3

October 16 – 9:30 am – Resistance to Revival – Nehemiah 4 – 7  (Rev. Chris Timmer)

October 23 – 9:30 am – Marks of Revival – Nehemiah 8 – 10

October 30 – 9:30 am – Continuing Revival – Nehemiah 11-13

We will be joining with Hamilton, Haven and Dunningville RCA; Gibson CRC and Diamond Springs Wesleyan.  There will be a pulpit exchange on October 16 with Rev. Chris Timmer of Dunningville leading our service.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, October 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.  Cadets and  youth group will meet at 6:30 pm.

Youth Dinner & Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 26 in the church fellowship hall.  The dinner  will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  The auction will begin at 6:30.  If you have any items to donate for the auction please contact Zena Walters.  Items of gift cards, services, craft items, baked goods, canned goods, etc. are needed for the auction.  The High School Youth Group is working towards their mission trip to New York in 2017.

Dunningville Reformed Church invites you to their 2016 Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 8 in their fellowship hall.  Join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship.  Dinner is served from 5 pm – 6:30 pm and offers homemade soups, barbecues, hot dogs and wonderful homemade pies.  The auction begins at 6:30 pm and includes many crafts, handiwork items, produce, baked goods and many more items to bid on.  Come out for a fun evening.

A History of Home Missions ~ You are invited to view a recounting of the history of Home Missions since The exhibit is available for viewing at the Christian Reformed Church offices located at 1700 – 28th Street in Grand Rapids from 9 am – 4 pm, October 3-13.  Come celebrate how lives have been impacted for the gospel and your church’s role in that over the years.   No appointment is needed.  All are welcome; groups of 5 or more please schedule a visit.  For questions or information call 800.266.2175.

The Power of Forgiveness ~ We’ve all been hurt by someone.  Thankfully there is healing in forgiveness. “The Power of Forgiveness:  A Guide to Healing”, an e-book from Family Fire, provides you with tools to develop the skill of forgiveness.  It’s free when you subscribe at familyfire.com/forgiveness.

Community Garage Sale & Bake Goods Sale to help support Amy Vander Kamp in her role with Youth for Christ.  The sale will be held on Saturday, October 8 and 15 from 9 am – 3 pm at Vander Kamp Leasing (4107 Filmore Road, just off M-40).  New items will be added each week.  All money raised will go to help the Youth for Christ Program.  Come and see what treasures you can find.

Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.  Punch is at 6:30 pm with dinner and program at 7 pm.  The guest speaker is Rebecca Kiessling.  For tickets contact the Holland Right to Life office at 616.396.1037.

Fatherhood Conference will be held on Saturday, October 8 at Ridge Point Community Church (340 – 104th Avenue) from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference is for all male role models of children.  All men, fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers and mentors are encouraged to attend.  Lunch and childcare are provided.  Keynote presentations “I’m Glad I’m a Dad” will be given by Dan Seaborn, founder of Winning at Home and “Discipline and the Aggressive Child” by Phil Hamberg, program director at Michigan Family Resources.  More information and registration is available on the Welcome Table.

Outdoor Discovery Center is hosting Rich Louv, journalist and author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our children From Nature Deficit Discover on Wednesday, October 5 from 8 am – 9:30 am in Ridge Point Church Auditorium.  This is a free event for the public and following his key note participants will be invited to stay for a panel discussion from global and local leaders on the subject of connecting children, families, schools and community with nature and the outdoors.  More information can be found at OutdoorDiscovery.org.

Ugandan Choir Concert ~ You are invited to be blessed by a choir of students from Parental Care Ministries who will be singing, dancing and sharing stories of hope at Intersection Ministries (945 – 136th – Holland) on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 pm.  Uganda is one of the most under-resourced countries in the world with an estimated 2.5 million orphaned children.  Parental Care Ministries helps alleviate the suffering by building and managing some of the nation’s finest Christian based schools as well as providing safe, professional run healthcare clinics.  A free-will offering will be taken.

Holland Classis is hosting a night for everyone to come and hear Rev. Scott Vander Ploeg on Tuesday,October 11 at 6:30 m at Providence CRC (821 Ottawa Avenue – Holland) in the Loft.  Rev. Vander Ploeg will speak on “The Gospel, Discipleship and Missional Ministry”.  Come and learn how a consistent and explicitly Gospel-centered approach to ministry can move a congregation towards improved outreach and nurture.