Weekly Bulletin 10/05/14

Sunday, October 5, 2014

“As Jesus welcomed little children, took them in his arms and blessed them (Mark 10;13-16), he welcomes each of us to this time with him.  May you sense his love now.”

 9:30 am ~ Worldwide Communion Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Rev. Jimmy Lin
 Gathering ~  Lift High the Cross

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Rev. Jimmy Lin

Praise Songs ~ I Will Give Him Glory / Here I Am to Worship

Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance  ~ Mark Driesenga

Children’s Message ~ Tom Tucker

Morning Prayer  ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~  John 12:20-36  (pg. 1671)

Message l  Lift High the Cross

Prayer of Application

Commuion ~ Celebrating with Christians around the world

Offering Prayer ~ Dennis Burke

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Faith Promise Mission

(Faith Promise Pledge Cards can be placed in the offering plate)

Offertory ~ 75 Years of the Back to God Ministry

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise ~ Christ Shall Have Dominion

Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Esther Vander Laan

  6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Wayne Coleman

Scripture:  Philippians 3:4b-14

Message:  Press On Towards the Goal

Offering: Christian Support Ministry


We extend our sympathy to Bruce & Betty Eding and Dean Eding and the extended Eding family in the death of their mother and grandmother Joyce Eding.  Visitation will be held today from 2-5 pm at Hamiton Reformed Church with the funeral service on Monday at 1 pm.

We also extend sympathy to Ken Laninga in the passing of his sister-in-law Wilma LeFebre.

Harlan & Harriet Meiste are at Lakeside Vista.  Your prayers and visits are appreciated through this transition.

Dale Eding is at Cleveand Clinic for test concerning a blood clot.  Remember him and Carol in prayer.


 Worldwide Communion & Mission Sunday will be celebrated this morning.  Anyone who is a professing member of the faith is invited to participate in this sacrament.  Rev. Jimmy Lin will lead us in this time of worship.  This evening Rev. Wayne Colemen of the Imagine Fellowship in Holland will lead us in worship.

This morning we will renew our commitment for missions through our Faith Promise Pledge Cards.  Your card may be placed in the morning offering.

Fellowship Night will begin on Wednesday, October 8.  For the supper hour, 5:30 – 6:30 pm you are asked to bring your favorite Wild Game or Fall Harvest dish to share.  Following the supper, activities will be held.  Please bring your dish to share to the church kitchen by 5:15 pm.

Community Pig Roast will be held on Saturday, October 11 in the church fellowship hall.  A supper of pork, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, dessert and beverage will be served from 5 – 7 pm.   Invite a friend to join you for this night of fellowship.


 Today:  October 5  – Worldwide Communion

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor ~ Rev. Jimmy Lin

                                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                                                                     Faith Promise Mission

                                                Faith Promise Pledge Cards will be collected

                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

                6 pm – Evening Worship Service ~ Rev. Wayne Coleman

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

Monday, October 6

                6:30 pm – Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm – Elders meeting

 Tuesday, October 7

                10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study ~

Lesson 2 – New Person, New Creation

                7 pm – Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study at the Royal Park                                                                           Atrium  ~ Lesson 13 – City of Idols

 Wednesday, October 8

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 -7:30 pm – Fellowship Night–Wild Game & Fall Harvest

7 pm – Praise Team

Saturday, October 11

5 – 7 pm – Community Pig Roast in the fellowship hall

Sunday,  October 12

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Worship Leader:  Rev. Thom Daubenspeck

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                Sunday School – Pre-K – 4th grade

10:45 am – Sunday School  – 5th grade – 12th grade

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Thom Daubenspeck

                                Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

 Advance Notices

Oct. 18 ~ Sat – 8-9 am – Men’s Breakfast in fellowship hall.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

September 28, 2014

Mission Sunday ~ Today we will focus on Missions – At Home & Abroad and celebrate Worldwide Communion with Christians around the world.   This morning Rev. Jimmy Lin of the Back to God International Ministry will lead us in worship.  Tonight Rev. Wayne Coleman will lead us in worship.  Rev.    Coleman has served as the senior pastor for the past six years at Imagine Fellowship in Holland.  He has      received his MDIV from Western Theological Seminary and has studied at Kuyper College and Calvin  Seminary.  Rev. Coleman is the first African American male to be ordained in the Holland Classis and  currently is pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.   He and his wife Ruth have three children.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet Tuesday, October 7 at 10 am in the Council Room.  We will discuss Lesson 2 – New Person, New Creation.  If any ladies would like to join in this Bible study they should    contact Naomi Olson for a study book.

Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 7 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.  We will  discuss lesson 13 – City of Idols.

Wednesday Night Fellowship begins this Wednesday, October 8.  You are asked to bring your favorite  wild  game dish or fall harvest dish to share.  Supper will be from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and activities begin at 6:30  pm.   Food dishes should be in the church kitchen by 5:15 pm.  Invite a friend to join you.

Community Pig Roast hosted by our church will be Saturday, October 11 at 5 pm.  A meal of pork, potato  salad, baked beans, rolls, dessert and beverage will be provided.  The congregation is asked to bring a  dessert to share (please avoid desserts with peanuts, tree nuts or peanut butter due to severe food          allergies).  Invite a friend or neighbor to join in on this night of fellowship.  If you have questions contact    Tim & Dawn  Driesenga.

Booths for Youths Craft Fair will be held Saturday, October 18 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Hamilton Middle  School.  Come and check out artists, crafters, home-based businesses and bake sale.  This craft fair is  presented and benefiting the Youth Groups at Haven Reformed Church.

Hamilton Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, October 16 from noon – 5:45 pm at Hamilton  Reformed Church.  For more information or to make an appointment (not required) go to  redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:  Hamiltonreformed) or call 1.800.RED CROSS.

Trunk or Treat at Haven Reformed Church will be held on Friday, October 31 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  We need  you to help us bless the community with a fun and safe night.  You are welcome to decorate your car   trunk, donate food items or bags of candy.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall.   Questions, contact Jill Deters  at 616.886.0151.  Thank you for your help with this community event.

Bus Trip to Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall in Illinois is being sponsored by Dunningville Reformed Church on  Saturday, November 22.  Departure is 7 am and the bus will return at 9 pm.  The cost is $30 per  individual and covers transportation only.  Great opportunity for affordable Christmas shopping.  For         more information or to reserve your spot contact Diane at 616.886.2171.

Life Chain ~ Join Right to Life of Holland Area at the National Life Chain on Sunday, October 5 from 2-3 pm beginning near 16th Street and Fairbanks in Holland.  Life Chain is a pro-life, peaceful, prayerful, public witness on behalf of unborn at risk of elective abortion.  Signs to hold during the prayer vigil will be          provided.

Happenings at the Hamilton CRC Fellowship Hall this week:

Wednesday Fellowship Night

October 8

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Supper Hour

6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Activity Hour

Menu:  Wild Game and Fall Harvest Dishes

Please bring your food dish to the church kitchen by 5:15 pm


You’re Invited to a Community Pig Roast

Saturday, October 11

5 – 7 pm – Supper of pork, potato salad, baked beans, rolls,

dessert and beverage

6 pm – Music by Mark Driesenga

Join in for food, fun and friendship