Weekly Bulletin 10/15/2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017
How good to gather as friends in faith! Welcome to this time of praise and prayer, word and worship.

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

Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~ As The Deer; How He Loves; Still
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Noisy Offering ~ World Renew Gifts
Sunday School ~ (Pre-K – 5th grade dismissed)
Love INC Ministry Update ~ Rev. Barry Lucas
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Berend Bergman
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ Held
God’s Word ~ Acts 21 (pg. 1730)
Message ~ Paul Arrested in Jerusalem
Song of Response ~ Trust In You
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Berend Bergman, Michele Dykstra

6 pm ~ Evening Service
at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church

Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker


Pray for relief efforts of the many natural disasters that have taken place over the past few months.


Morning Service ~ This morning, Pastor Jake will lead us in worship, continuing with the book of Acts. Following the service join us for a time of fellowship. Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the morning service.

Congregational meeting will follow the morning service. We will be voting on the proposal from Council on hiring Zena Walters to be our Youth Director. All professing members 18-years and older are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Youth Group meet at church at 5 pm to leave to Grand Rapids for the Silver Ring Thing event.

Evening Worship Service will be held at 6 pm at our church with Rev. Tom Dekker leading the worship service.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 17 in the fellowship hall to study lesson 2, “To Live Is Christ”.

Cadet Camp-Out will be this Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21. Cadets should meet at the clubhouse at 5:30 pm ready to go on this adventure to the Cadet Campground in Holland. Our next regular meeting will be on October 25.

Offerings for October 1:
General Fund ~ $2,310.00
Building Fund ~ $345.00
Faith Promise Mission Support – $648.00
October 8:
General Fund – $2,438.00
Building Fund – $45.00
Faith Promise Mission Support – $920.00


Today: October 15
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 5th Grade
Story: David / Saul Conflict
10:45 am ~ Congregational meeting
Fellowship Time follows worship service
5 pm ~ Youth Group meet at church – Silver Ring Thing
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker

Monday, October 16
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, October 17
10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – lesson 2

Wednesday, October 18
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group meeting

Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21
5:30 pm ~ Cadet Camp-Out – meet at clubhouse

Sunday, October 22
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ HCRC
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Requested & Expanded Announcements
October 15, 2017

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm at Joyce’s home. Our lesson is Praying Our Praise from Psalm 150.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, October 25. A supper will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Cadets, Youth Group and the DVD Israel Mission will begin at 6:30 pm. Join for a great meal and fellowship.

Noisy Offering ~ The ‘Noisy Offering’ for September and October is for World Renew. The Sunday School will be using your pocket change to purchase wheelchairs and farm animals through World Renew. Your change is so much appreciated by the Sunday School children that they can help others through you. For the months of November and December the Sunday School will be sponsoring a family through Love INC with Christmas gifts through the ‘Noisy Offering’.

Trunk-or-Treat ~ As an outreach to the community our church will be hosting Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday, October 31 from 6 -8 pm in the church parking lot and fellowship hall. Volunteers are needed to help with games, decorate your vehicle and pass out candy. Donations of candy and snacks are needed. If you can help out or have ideas please contact Zena Walters.

Christmas Sponsor-a-Family ~ Love INC is starting the registration for families living in our communities who could use our support this Christmas. Sponsors are greatly needed and appreciated! Who can be a sponsor? Sponsors can be churches, youth teams, Bible study groups, individual families, families joining with other families, workplace teams, businesses and more. We will work to accommodate the amount of money you have available to spend by assigning you the size family that fits your budget. Have you been blessed this year and are you able to bless the lives of others this coming Christmas season? To sign-up as a sponsor please contact Char at Love INC office at 269.751.2533 or email at loveinccvb@frontier.com.

Cake Mixes ~ Love INC in Pullman is in need of 240 cake mixes for their Thanksgiving Baskets. How many boxes of cake mix can our church provide? A collection box is in the fellowship hall until October 29 for your donations. Help fill our donation box.

Reformation 500 Holland ~ Sunday, October 29 will be a Community–wide Worship Service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The service will be held at Christ Memorial Church at 5 pm. A massed choir of local singers will complement the congregational singing.

Same Kind of Different As Me is a movie that depicts the life of a homeless drifter (Denver Moore), a wayward husband (Ron Hall) and a forgiving wife (Debbie Hall) and the unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together. As Denver says, “Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” The Holland Rescue Mission will be showing the movie at 7 pm, 7:15 pm and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 18 at the AMC Holland 8 Theatre (12270 James Street – Holland). For tickets go to www.hollandrescue.org/events. This is a great opportunity for church members to see the movie and start to dream about how you can make an impact to the “somebodies” in your life. And remember “Whether we’s rich or whether we’s poor, we’s all homeless working our way back home” (Denver Moore).

Through Christ Alone ~ Our salvation comes in and through Jesus Christ, the only mediator we have to reconcile us with God. Join Groundwork as they explore I Timothy 2:1-7 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 to explore the sources of this Reformation teaching and recognize how our own thoughts and behaviors threaten to undermine it even today. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.