Weekly Bulletin 10/04/15

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The prophet Joel (2:23, NIV) says, “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful.” Welcome, this autumn day, as we rejoice together in God’s goodness!

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ Everlasting God

Oceans Where Feet May Fall

Confession & Assurance ~ Romans 8:1 ~ Grace Kloosterman

Children’s Blessing ~

Children, Pre-K – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ John 15:1-17 (pg. 1676)

Message l The Way of Depth

Service of Communion ~ Here I Am To Worship

Offering Prayer ~ Kurt Dykstra

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,048

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Communion Offering ~ Love INC Food Pantry

Offertory ~ O Lord, You’re Beautiful

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Now Blessed Be Jehovah God

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra and Sue Tyler


6 pm – Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev.Jacob Porter

Scripture: Philippians 2:1-18

Message ~ Our World Belongs to God ~ Stanza 23-27

Offering ~ Faith Promise Mission Support



Shirley Oetman remains a patient at Holland Hospital and is struggling with double pneumonia and weakness. Keep her in prayer throughout this week.

Lisa Byker, daughter-in-law of Pastor John & Kathy, MRI has shown that the tumor has decreased from when first diagnosed in 2014. We give thanks to God.

Remember others of our church family who struggle with physical, spiritual, relationships and other needs. God knows our needs, we just need to pray.


Morning Service ~ This morning we will join with Christians around the world in Holy Communion.   All believers of the faith are welcome to participate in this sacrament. The thank offering will be for the Love INC Food Pantry. We will also be continuing with the Community Series, The Ways of the Alongsider, which makes us look at what it means to be a disciple of Jeus Christ. “Go and make disciples of all nations.”

Sunday School for Pre-K – 4th grade will be dismissed during the worship service; Middle and High School youth will meet following the service in the youth room.

Evening Worship ~ Pastor Jake will continue with Our World Belongs to God series. The offering will be for Faith Promise Mission Support.   As we have renewed our commitment to our missionaries let us remember them through our gifts.

October has been designated Pastor Apprecation Month, while we do very much enjoy and appreciate our own Pastor Jake and his family, let’s make sure this month to let him know that we love and care about them. Let us this month be sure to set aside a time to pray for their happiness and well being. It’s just over a year ago that they moved into our parsonage. 


Today: October 4 ~ Worldwide Communion

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

Sunday School ~ Pre-K- 4th grade

Story: Get Up and Go

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                     Love INC Food Pantry

Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

10:45 am ~ Sunday School for Middle & High School Youth

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter

Offering: Faith Promise Mission Support


Monday, October 5

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, October 6

10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study ~ Lesson 2

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study ~ Lesson 1

Wednesday, October 7

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, October 8

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Sunday, October 11

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

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

Sunday School for Pre-K – 4th grade

10:45 am ~ Sunday School for Middle & High School

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering: Faith Promise Mission Fund

Advance Notices

Wednesday, October 14 ~ 5 pm – Fellowship Night

Sunday, October 18 ~ 9:30 am – Community Service

Sunday, October 1 ~ 6 pm – Big Band of Praise

Monday, October 19 ~ 7 pm – Council meeting


Requested & Expanded Announcements

October 4, 2015

 Community Worship Series ~ The Ways of the Alongsider, a time to look at what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Join us on the this five-week journey with a Community Service on October 18.

September 20 ~ 9:30 am – Community Series & Mission Sunday ~ Rev. Gil Suh     The Way of the Passionate Amateur – Alongsiders reach out to others out of love

September 27 ~ 9:30 am – Community Series & Mission Sunday ~ Rev. Jake Porter    The Way of Intentionality – Alongsiders think big but start small

October 4 ~ 9:30 am – The Way of Depth (Worldwide Communion at HCRC)   Alongsiders go deep in relationship

October 11 ~ The Way of Discovery / ConversationAlongsiders ask questions, tell stories and  encourage application and Alongsiders initiate purposeful conversations.

October 18 ~ 9:30 am ~ The Way of Mission and Communion – Community Service at Hamilton High School.   Guest Speaker: Mr. Jeff Klein of QPlace Ministry which helps equip Christians to            engage others in practical ways for spiritual growth.

Offering: QPlace Ministry and Love INC (checks should be made out to Love INC).   (Please note your HCRC General Fund offering should be given the week BEFORE on October 11 or the week AFTER on October 25.)

akeshore Little People’s will be providing child care for those 2 years – 3rd grade.

For seniors and those less mobile, there will be assistance in the parking lot and assistance getting  to the gym. Once in the gym there will be floor level seating available for those needing it.

Those choosing not to worship at the high school are invited to attend Dunningville RCA or Diamond Springs Wesleyan, as these two congregations will not be participating in the community service but will be covering the topic for that week.

We are joining with nine Hamilton area congregations in this series: Dunningville Reformed, Benthiem Reformed, Overisel Reformed, Overisel Christian Reformed, Hamilton Christian Reformed, Hamilton Reformed, Haven Reformed, Harvest Bible Fellowship, East Saugatuck Christian Reformed, Gibson Christian Reformed, Diamond Springs Wesleyan.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 6 at 10 am in the Council Room. We will discuss Lesson 2 – He Walked On Water. If you would like to join in this discussion and need a study book contact Naomi Olson. All ladies are welcome.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium. We will be  discussing Lesson 1 from our new study book, Matthew, “What’s In a Name”.

GATE After School Center will begin this week Tuesday, October 6. The GATE is a program for middle school students to come after school and play games, receive help with homework, have a snack and hear a life lesson. The ministry is in need of: Volunteers to help on Tuesdays and Thursday any time from 2:45 – 5:30 pm; Snacks & Supplies (string cheese, yogurts, individually bagged snack items, fruit snacks, small water bottles or juice, paper plates, cups, napkins; Craft Supplies (glue sticks, hot glue sticks, scrapbooking supplies, jewelry making supplies, artificial flowers, small wood projects, craft paint, fingernail polish and remover; Sports & Play Equipment (hoola hoops, Foam or soft balls for dodgeball, basketballs, nerf footballs, sidewalk chalk. And most of all your prayers as needed for Betty Wabeke, director and the GATE Ministry to bring Jesus into the lives of these teens.

Fellowship Night ~ October 14 will be the start of our first Fellowship Night. For this night we will be having a Wild Game Potluck. There will be four categories for which to enter for prizes: 1. – Sea; 2 – Air; 3 – Untraditional; 4 – Four Legs.

Cookies are needed for the Community Service at Hamilton High School on Sunday, October 18. Our church is responsible for providing cookies and refreshments for this service. If you would be willing to donate cookies, please sign the sheet in the fellowship hall. Please note avoid cookies with peanut butter and nut products. Cookies can be home-made or store-brought.

Community Hymn Sing will be held on Sunday, October 18 at 6 pm at our church. Big Band of Praise will be leading us in song. This Christian group of musicians is dedicated to connecting listeners by presenting the Love of God through song and testimony. Invite a friend.

October 4 ~ Participate in the National Life Chain from 2 – 3 pm today beginning at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home on 16th Street in Holland, sponsored by Right to Life of Holland Area. Appropriate signs will be provided. The Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 60 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.

Right to Life of Holland Area Annual Focus on Life Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, Michigan with guest speaker Star Parker. To reserve a seat or a table call Jim Johnson at 616.396.1038 or email [email protected].

Youth for Christ Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 10, 17 and 24 from 10 am – 3 pm at Vander Kamp Leasing – 4107 Filmore Road.

World Renew ~ You are invited to attend an open house to meet Carol Bremer-Bennet, the new US Director of World Renew (formerly CRWRC) on Tuesday, October 6, 7 – 8:30 pm at East Saugatuck CRC.

Lakeshore Little People Christian Childcare is in need of a program director at the Harderwyk site.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, elementary education with ZA/ZS endorsement or a related degree that meets licensing regulations for a program director. Position is full-time with benefits. Send resume to [email protected] or call 616.399.9149 for more information.