Weekly Bulletin 10/19/14

Sunday, October 19, 2014

“This is the day the Lord has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). 

Welcome to worship and Christian fellowship.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering ~  Have Thine Own Way Lord

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Mr. Jake Porter

Praise Songs ~ Open the Eyes of My Heart

Ten Thousand Reasons

Confession and Assurance  ~ Mr. Jake Porter

Prayer of Confession ~ Sandy Lemmen

Words of Assurance:  Psalm 32:1&2 ~ Jaclyn Driesenga

Children’s Blessing

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Morning Prayer  ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~  Matthew 20:1-16  (pg. 1529)

Message l  Grapes, Gumballs and God’s Generosity

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Kirk Tyler

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Great Is Thy Faithfulness

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise ~ He Is Lord

Announcement Time ~ if you have a short announcement please come up during the sending song.


Prayer Ministry ~ Kirk Tyler and Michele Dykstra

6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Corey Van Huizen

Scripture:  Romans 8:1-11

Message:  There Are Two Kinds of People In This World

Offering: Christian Support Ministry


Dale Eding was able to return home from the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday to continue recovery.

Jennifer Dietrich is at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids due to stomach and kidney issues.

Harlan & Harriet Meiste have changed rooms at  Lakeside Vista – Rotterdam Haus, Room 8 – 340 W. 40th Street – Holland.

Ray & Jerene Schrotenboer will celebrate 68 years of marriage on October 26 and Ray will also celebrate his 89th birthday on October 27.  Congratulations on this milestone.

Remember these and others of our church family who are dealing with physical and spiritual issues in their lives.

Thank you church family for your support of our Community Pig Roast.  We were able to raise $657.19 for Teen Life on Campus~ Sandi Nyboer’s work at Hamilton Middle School with the youth.


 Today’s Worship Services will be led by Mr. Corey Van Huizen.  Corey is  student at Calvin Seminary and an intern pastor at Calendonia CRC.  Thank you Corey for leading us in worship.

Worship Services next Sunday will be led by Rev. Harlen Vanden Einde who has served the congregation of Borculo CRC.

Fellowship Night ~ will be held on Wednesday, October 22.  The supper will be from 5:30- 6:30 pm;   Kid’s Klub, Cadets, God’s Girls and Youth Group wil meet at 6:30 pm.  The adults will meet in the sanctuary at 6:30 to see the DVD “Heaven is For Real”.

Youth Supper & Auction will be held on Wednesday, November 12.  Supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm with the Auction beginning at 6:30 pm.  Proceeds will benefit the Youth Mission Trip 2015 to Logan, West Virginia.  Donations for the auction are appreciated and welcomed.  For more information contact Zena Walters.


 Today:  October 19

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor ~ Mr. Corey Van Huizen

                                   Sunday School:  Pre-K – 4th Grade

                                               Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

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

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Corey Van Huizen

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

Monday, October 20

                7 pm – Council meeting

 Tuesday, October 21

10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study –

Lesson 3 ~ To the Gentiles

7 pm – Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study will meet at Royal                                                         Park Attrium.  Lesson 14 ~ Good News Strategy

 Wednesday, October 22

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30-  6:30 pm – Fellowship Night Supper

6:30- 7:30 pm – Fellowship Night Activities

7:30 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  October 26

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                Sunday School – Pre-K – 4th grade

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

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

                                Offering:  Christian Support Ministry


Requested & Expanded Announcements

October 19, 2014

 Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 21 at 10 am in the Council Room.  We will discuss  lesson 3 – To The Gentiles.

Small Group Bible Study will meet Tuesday, October 21 at 7 pm at Royal Park Attrium.  We will discuss  lesson 14 – Good News Strategy.

Wednesday Night Fellowship will be held on October 22 with supper beginning at 5:30 pm in the church  fellowship hall.  Activities follow at 6:30 pm.

Youth Auction ~ Our Youth Group will be having an auction on Wednesday, November 12 to benefit their  mission trip in June of 2015 to Logan, West Virginia.  If you have any items to donate, please contact Zena Walters.  Items can be                 bake goods, gifts cards, crafts, etc.  Every item helps our auction.

Faith Promise ~ Our updated Faith Promise Pledge is $9,648.   Thank you for your support of our  missionaries – Jon & Melissa Barlow, Rev. Jonathan Fisher, Dr. Mike & Gina Johnson, Rev. Ruth Lemmen,  Rev. Jimmy & Doris Lin, Sandi & Mark Nyboer, Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh.

Newsletter ~ The November newsletter articles are due next Sunday, October 26 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Offering ~ The children are so excited to be part of the “Noisy Offering”.  They are joyful givers and have  BIG ideas and plans to help others in need around the world.  We have decided to start out buying a  Beehive in Tanzania.  Raising bees not only provides a family with income but also improves plant    pollination throughout a whole community.  Our gift of a Beehive produces delicious honey for a family to eat and sell to purchase basic necessities like soap, medicine and shoes as well as contributing to the success of gardens and farms in the area.  The cost of a beehive is $30.  With your help we think we have  already purchased this!  Thank you church family!  Next we will work towards raising money to send a Literacy Book Set to Honduras.  Let’s keep giving “joyfully” together!

Released Time for Hamilton Elementary is in need of small group leaders.  They have about 200 Hamilton  Elementary students, 1st – 4th graders, signed-up.  This year the program will be held on Friday once a  month at Hamilton Reformed Church.  If you are interested in helping contact Amy Klanderman at                751.7580 or [email protected].  Let us work together to share the Good News with our community!

Hamilton Area Fall Festival ~ Join the Hamilton community on Saturday, October 25 from 1-3 pm at The Hall in Overisel for a free family oriented afternoon.  There will be games, a raffle, donut eating contest,   barrel train rides and more!  There will also be a photo booth, kids can wear costumes and there will    also be props for you to use.  All proceeds from sponsorship and the raffle will benefit Love INC.  Join us  in keeping Love’s lights on!

Fanning the Flame Praying Together for God’s Mission will be held on Friday, November 7 and Saturday,  November 8 at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Holland.  This event is interdenominational  designed for church members, students, leaders and pastors.  See the information brochures at the    Welcome Table.

Connecting for Ministry ~ The Network (crcna.org/network) is a website where you can find the answers,   tools and ideas you need to serve your congregation.  With more than 60 topics to help you connect for  ministry, resources include blogs, discussion forums, ministry Q&A, webinar recordings and more.  Go to crcna.org/network to connect today.

Reformation Sunday ~ Next week we mark Reformation Sunday by remembering our reformed identity and    celebrating the ways God continues to work in the church today.  We are always reforming, imagining   new ways to share the old story.  This week, pray for wisdom and energy to infuse Home Missions’        church planters, campus ministers, regional leaders, and other ministry partners engaged in the  exhausting and exciting work of sharing the good news of God’s grace.

 Wednesday Fellowship Night

at Hamilton CRC

October 22

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Supper Hour

Beef Ravioli Casserole

Potato Salad

Garlic Bread


6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Activity Hour

Nursery for little ones

Kid’s Kingdom

God’s Girls

Boy’s Cadets

Middle School & High School Youth Group


Adults – “Heaven Is For Real” DVD

Four-year-old Nebraska native Colton Burpo, the son of Pastor Todd Burpo,

says he experienced Heaven during emergency surgery. 

Colton describes many things that he saw during surgery. 

Join your church family in hearing what Colton experienced.