Weekly Bulletin 10/23/16

Sunday, October 23, 2016

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!… our hearts and flesh sing for joy to the living God” (Psalm 84:1-2, NRSV).  Welcome friends, as we gather in praise.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Come Heal This Land

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Praise to the Lord The Almighty

                Come Thou Fount   ~   Days of Elijah

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance ~Dean Porter ~ Ephesians 2:4-5

Profession of Faith ~ Sarah Linkous

Noisy Offering

(Pre-K – 5th grade are dismissed for Sunday School)

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Nehemiah 7 – 10 (pg. 759)

Message ~  Marks of Revival

Community Series – Revival

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Today

Offering Prayer  ~  Dennis Burke

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Revive Us Again

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –  Community Worship Service

at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Message ~ Jonah:  A Story About God ~ The Nature of God

Jonah 3 & 4


Pray this week for the many needs of this world.  Pray for those who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.  Pray for the upcoming presidential election.  Also give thanks to God for the beauty of the fall scenery and as the harvest is brought in.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in our community series on Revival.  We will also celebrate the profession of faith of Sarah Linkous.

Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the morning worship;  Middle School and High School classes will meet in the Youth Room following morning worship.

Evening Worship will be held tonight at 6 pm at our church.  Pastor Jake will lead us in worship.

Reformation Service ~ Next Sunday evening our church will host the Community Reformation Service at 6 pm.  Join with our brothers and sisters from Hamilton RCA, Overisel CRC, Bentheim RCA, and Gibson CRC.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 8, pages 83-85.

Fellowship Night ~ Our High School Youth Group will be hosting our next Fellowship Night on Wednesday, October 26.  A meal will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm with the auction following.  Take time to see some of the items that will be auctioned off in the fellowship hall.

Newsletter ~ Information for the November newsletter is due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Building Project Calendar – On Saturday, November 5 the carpet in the fellowship hall, church office, entrance and nursery will be taken out.  If you are available to help with this project please come.  We will start the work at 8 am and work until complete.  We need many hands.


Today:  October 23

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

         Offering:  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

                          Story:  Jericho

10:45 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

6 pm ~ Community Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Tuesday, October 25

7 pm  ~ Small Group Bible Study – Royal Park Atrium

Wednesday,  October 26

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest Restaurant

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Dinner

6:30 pm ~ Youth Auction

6:30 pm ~ Cadets – club house

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  October 30 – Reformation Sunday

9 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

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

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building  Fund

10:45 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

11 am ~ Elders meeting

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC


Requested & Expanded Announcements

October 23, 2016

Community Series ~ Together with Hamilton, Haven and Dunningville RCA; Gibson CRC and Diamond Springs Wesleyan we have looked at the book of Nehemiah and the theme of Revival.

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

Youth Dinner & Auction will be held this 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.   Items are still being accepted for the auction.  If you have an item you would like to donate please contact Zena Walters or Sandi Nyboer.  This evening is to help the youth group with their New York Mission Trip for 2017.

Newsletter ~ Information for the November church newsletter is due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 1 in the fellowship hall.  We will study lesson 4,  “Friends and Enemies”.

Carpet Volunteers ~ On Saturday, November 5 our building project calendar is to remove the carpet in the fellowship hall, church office, entrances and nursery.  We are in need of anyone who is willing to help with this project.  We will start at 8 am and work until the project is complete.

Are You Fall-O-Ween Jesus Kids Event ~ On Monday, October 31 from 6 – 7:30 pm, Haven Reformed Church will host a community-wide indoor event.  This is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating.  Contact Pastor Phil Knoll at phil@havenchurch.com with any questions.

LOVE INC ~ Our Sponsor-A-Family program is now open to our clients and we are looking for families in our communities who would be willing to sponsor a family in need with Christmas gifts.  We will match the size of the client family to meet the needs of each sponsor.  By signing up early, sponsors are able to shop before the rush and catch all the great sales.  Gifts do not need to be wrapped and will need to be brought to Dunningville Reformed Church between December 5-7.  If this year has been a blessing to you and you would like to bless the lives of others, this is a great way to do just that!  To find out how to be a sponsor, please call the Love INC office at 269.751.2533 and ask for Char or email your name and phone number to:  loveinccvb@frontier.com.

Lakeshore Little People, a Christian Childcare, is hiring for a Lead Teacher in the Young Preschool classroom at the Hamilton site.  Responsibilities include teaching and planning daily activities and parent communication.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Applicants must have a valid child development associate credential (CDS) or associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development.  Email resume to llpp.office@gmail.com or stop in at a site location for an application.

Graafschap CRC will be making pig-in-the-blankets on Tuesday, November 8.  You can call the Graafschap church office at 616.396.5008 from 9 am – noon to place your order.  Cost is $11 per dozen.  Orders can be picked up at the church on Tuesday, November 8 from 9 am – 6 pm.

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.

World Renew is providing urgently needed food, water and shelter tarps to Hurricane Matthew survivors in southwest Haiti.  Churches, staff and communities in Haiti are planning for longer-term rebuilding.  Help support this work with your donation to World Renew, “Hurricane Matthew Haiti” at worldrenew.net/donate or by calling 800.552.7972.  You can also mail your check to:  World Renew, 1700 – 28th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan  49508.  To learn more about World Renew’s Hurricane Matthew response in Haiti, go to worldrenew.net/hurricanematthew.