Weekly Bulletin 10/25/15

Sunday, October 25, 2015

“Behold I am doing a new thing,” says the Lord through

Isaiah (43:19, ESV).   “Now it springs forth.” We worsip the God of continual newness and renewal, who even brings new life out of death. Welcome!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ Holy, Holy, Holy

Ten Thousand Reasons    ~    Agnus Dei

Confession & Assurance ~ Psalm 145:13-14 ~ Gabby Shook

Noisy Offering ~ Adopt-a-Family Christmas Project

Children’s Blessing ~

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

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ Ephesians 1 (pg. 1817)

Message l The Power of God

Offering Prayer ~ Larry Meiste

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ There Is Power In the Blood

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Larry Meiste and Michele Dykstra

6 pm – Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev.Jacob Porter

Scripture:     I Timothy 3:14-17

Message ~ Our World Belongs to God ~ Stanza 31-33

Offering ~ Faith Promise Mission Support

‘Coffee with the Pastor’ follows the evening service at Pastor Jake and Kris’ home.


Zena Walters has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Remember her and the family in prayer.

Dale Eding has come home from Cleveland Clinic. Please continue to pray for him and Carol as he wrestles with breathing problems.

Remember our elderly church family in prayer ~ Hazel Geurink, Harlan & Harriet Meiste, Julia Menken, Wilma Schierbeek, Charles Volkers.


Reformation Service will be led by Pastor Jake this morning. This evening Pastor Jake will continue Our World Belongs to God series. Following the service ‘Coffee With the Pastor’ will be held at Jake & Kris’ home.

Sunday School Classes will be held this morning. Pre-K – 4th grade will meet during worship time; 5th – 12th grade will meet after the morning service.

Fellowship Night Supper will be held Wednesday, October 28. A meal of BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Veggie Platter, Corn, Chips, Fruit and Drink will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Meals ~ The Fellowship Team has a schedule to provide meals for Matt & Zena Walters family. If you can bring a meal to this family please sign the sheet at the Welcome Table.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 3 at 10 am. We will study lesson 4 – Failture Is Not Forever. We will meet in the Council Room.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.   We will discuss lesson 2 on page 26 in our study book on Matthew.

Newsletter ~ The November newsletter articles are due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.


Today: October 25 ~ Reformation Sunday

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 4th grade

Story: Breaking News – Priest Dumb Struck

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

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

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering: Faith Promise Mission Fund

Tuesday, October 27

 3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Wednesday, October 28

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

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

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

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

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, October 29

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Sunday, November 1

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

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

5 pm ~ Worship Service at Overisel CRC


Advance Notices

Monday, November 2 ~ 6:30 pm ~ Executive meeting

Monday, November 2 ~ 7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Sunday, November 1 ~ 6 pm – Reformation Service at

Overisel CRC

Tuesday, November 3 ~ 10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study

Tuesday, November 3 ~ 7 pm – Small Group Bible Study

Requested & Expanded Announcements

October 25, 2015

Thank You to those who donated cookies for the Community Service last Sunday. We were able to provide  the cookies and coffee for this part of the service through your help!

Thank You Congregation for your help with the “Noisy Offering”. At the beginning of the Sunday School year, we asked the children what they would like to purchase next…A Farm, they replied! Wow a WHOLE FARM. We’ll we asked and the Lord provided. Praise be to God from whom all our blessings flow! With the Noisy Offering collections from March – September we are so excited to tell you that we have purchased a Whole Farm ($496) and 3 Mosquito Nets ($39) to help our brothers and sisters around the world. Our Noisy Offerings for the months of October, November and December will go to our Adopt-a-Family Christmas Project through Love INC.

Combined Service ~ Next Sunday evening we will worship with Overisel CRC at 5 pm. Rev. Steve Mulder will lead us in worship.

Church Kitchen ~ Please note the Fellowship Team is asking that if you use the church kitchen it is your responsibility to clean-up any spills made whether in the oven, stove, floor or counter. Let’s work together to keep our church kitchen up to code.

Mission Trip ~ If you would like to go on the Church Mission Trip to Logan, West Virginia from June 16-22, 2016 sign-up in the fellowship hall. We will soon need to know who would like to be part of this project. If you have any questions contact Sandi Nyboer or Ron Childs.

Community Craft Time will be held Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, November 14 at 10 am at the Hall in Overisel.   We will be learning how to make chalkboard signs. All are invited for a fun time to get together as friends – old or new. Sign up and questions can be answered by going to overiselhall@gmail.com. Cost is $10 per person. This event is hosted by Overisel Reformed Church.

The Love INC Furniture Ministry has been busy serving folks in our area which is fantastic! As a result of all this great ministry work we are in need of building up our inventory again. We are in need of mattresses, boxed springs and bed frames of all sizes, dressers, nightstands, and headboards. We only ask the mattresses and box springs be clean and in decent shape. Please contact the office at 269.751.2533; Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm with questions or to arrange a time to drop items off.

Niekerk CRC Youth Group is having a Giant Garage Sale Fundraiser on Friday, October 30 from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday, October 31 from 9 am – 1 pm in the church fellowship hall. Items for sale include, but not limited to: kids clothes, toys and games, adult clothing, exercise equipment, craft supplies, housewares, furniture and much more. You won’t want to miss this sale!

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 jwjohnson.rtl@gmail.com.

West Michigan Answers in Genesis Events ~ Bob Gillespie from Answers in Genesis is coming to West Michigan in November. Bob is an apologetic speaker who has taught science, history and Bible for 25 years both in the US and in West Africa. You will enjoy his thorough and insightful look at the foundations of our faith found in Genesis. This event is educational and entertaining for all ages. Mark your calendars for November 2 – Oakland CRC (Hamilton) or November 5 – North Street CRC (Zeeland) each evening begins at 7 pm. If you have questions for this event email ckroll@outlook.com

“Where There’s a Will There’s a Way ~ How a will from 1508 gives ways into the lives of ordinary people on the eve of the Reformation” is the title of a presentation in observance of Reformation Day. The event will take place Saturday, October 31 at 7 pm at Fourteenth Street CRC. Dr. Suzanne McDonald of Western Theological Seminary will give this illustrated lecture.

Graafschap CRC will be making pig-in-the-blankets on Tuesday, November 10. The cost is $11 per dozen. You can call the church office at 616.396.5008 to place your order.   Orders can be picked up at Graafschap CRC on November 10 from 9 am – 6 pm. The proceeds will be used for the Mission Team going to Beautiful Gate Orphanage in Lesotho Africa in February.

 West Michigan Women’s Conference with Nancy Guthrie will be held on Friday, November 6 (7 – 9 pm) and Saturday, November 7 (9 am – 2 pm) at First Byron Center CRC (8541 Byron Center Ave., SE, Byron Center). Nancy will speak on Redeeming Love: Three women very far away from God; a pagan widow with nothing but need, a compromised queen addicted to comfort, a pathetic prostitute no one wants anymore. What they all need is a redeemer. And so do we. We need a Redeemer who will go outside the gates of the city to purchase our redemption. We need a Mediator who is willing to perish so that we will not perish. We need a holy husband who will choose us and woo us and love us in the way we need most to be loved. As we look in our lives of Ruth, Esther and Gomer, we’ll see in broader strokes a portrait of the redeeming love of Christ. Register online at firstbyroncrc.org or call 616.9768.

Sing-Along with the Evergreen Singers on Thursday, October 29 at 7 pm at the Evergreen Commons in Holland. Everyone is welcome!