Weekly Bulletin 10/26/14

Sunday, October 26, 2014

In the name of our Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – welcome to this time of prayer and praise, Word and worship.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering ~  God of This City

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Mr. Jake Porter

Praise Songs ~  Our God Is Greater   /  In Christ Alone

Confession and Assurance  ~ Mr. Jake Porter

Words of Assurance ~  Isaiah 43:25 ~ Joshua Linkous

Children’s Blessing

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Morning Prayer  ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~  Matthew 14:22-36  (pg. 1520) ~ Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

Message l  From Faith to Fear and Back Again

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Harley Elshuis

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Faith Of Our Fathers

God’s Blessing ~ Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

Sending Praise ~ Faith Is the Victory

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


Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis and Sue Tyler


6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

Scripture:  Exodus 32:1-4; 17-24

Message:  The Aaron Spirit

Offering: Christian Support Ministry



Judy Overbeek will be having total knee replacement on Monday, October 27 at Holland Hospital.

Bruce & Betty Eding will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 29.

Dale Eding’s membership was received from Covenant Hope Church in Battle Creek.  Welcome to the HCRC family.  We look forward to receiving Carol’s membership from her former church in the Detroit area soon.

The membership of Rev. John & Kathy Byker and Alison Byker was transferred to Bethel CRC in Fulton, Illinois.  We wish them God’s richest blessing in their new place of worship and service.

We extend sympathy to Kirk & Sue Tyler family in the death of Kirk’s mother, Dona Tyler who passed away on October 20 at the age of 83.  The visitation (1 – 2 pm) and memorial service (2 pm) will be held on November 3 at First United Methodist Church in Holland.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Community Pig Roast.  We had so many volunteers and were so blessed to have such a great turnout by the community and our church family.  All donations received were for Sandi Nyboer’s Teen Life on Campus Ministry.  The donation total was $657.19.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!                                           ~The Renewal Lab Team



 Today’s Worship Services will be led by Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde.  Next Sunday our worship services will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.

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 26

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor ~ Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

          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 ~  Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

Wednesday, October 29

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

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

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  November 2 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Ron De Young

         Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Ron De Young

            Offering:  Christian Reformed World Hunger

Advance Notices

Nov 3 ~ Mon – 6:30 pm – Executive meeting

Nov 3 ~ Mon – 7:15 pm – Elders meeting

Nov 4 ~ Tue – 10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study

Nov 9 ~ Sun – am – Sunday School classes meet

 See your mailbox for additional announcements

Weekly Prayer Opportunities

Sunday morning ~ 9-9:15 am ~ Council Room

Wednesday morning ~ 7 – 8 am ~  Santuary

Anyone is welcome to come and pray!


Reformation Sunday ~ Today is Reformation Sunday, a day we celebrate creative Christ-following, meeting     the challenges of God’s mission with bold hope.  Together with Christian Reformed Home and World   Missions and our missionary partners – Jon & Melissa Barlow, Rev. Mike & Gina Johnson, Rev. Ruth          Lemmen, Rev. Jimmy & Doris Lin, Sandi & Mark Nyboer, Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh, and Rev. Ray & Esther Vander Laan let us share the good news of God’s grace.

Noisy Offering ~ Through the Sunday Schools “noisy offering” we have collected $90 and have been able to  purchase a Beehive to send to Tanzania and a Literacy Book Set for the children in Honduras.  During the months of November and December our “noisy offering” will help purchase Christmas gifts for our             Adopt-a-Family through Love INC.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet Tuesday, November 4 in the Council Room.  We will disucss lesson 4 –  Onward and Outward in our study books.

Small Group Bible Study will meet Tuesday, November 11 at 7 pm at Royal Park Attrium.  We will discuss lesson 15 – Saying Goodbye Acts 20 and 21.

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.

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

The GATE After School Center has not opened its doors for the 2014/2015 season as of yet, due to lack of  area support.  Representatives from the four area church will be meeting to discuss vision and pray for  what God has planned for this ministry.  Please join us in praying for the GATE and the middle school               students that can be influenced by this ministry.

Church Kitchen Reminders ~ If you leave food in the church kitchen refrigerators these items must be  labeled and dated.  Labels are available in the kitchen.  Items not labeled will be discarded.  If you use  the church kitchen it is your responsibility to clean up after your event.  There are several dishes and an      Enfamil pack on the kitchen counter that may belong to someone – please check if these items may be yours – unclaimed items will be donated to Love INC.

Adult Foster Care Relief Staff Openings ~ The Holland Deacons’ Conference has openings for part-time and      substitute relief staff positions at My Brother’s and My Sister’s Houses, for their adult foster care homes  in Holland.  If you are interested in learning more about this Christian ministry opportunity or receiving an application package, email HDC at admin@hdccro.org or call 616.494.6050.

Celebrate Life Auction ~ Come and support Right to Life of Holland Area by bidding on over 300 great items  on Wednesday, November 5, 10 am – 5 pm and Thursday, November 6, 9 am – 7 pm.  You can bid on  items  by stopping at the Right to Life office (100 Waverly Road Holland) until 5 pm on each day or place your bid by calling 616.396.1037.  The list of auction items can be seen online at www.rtlofholland.org   or call 616.396.1037 to request a printed copy.

Trunk or Treat will be held on Friday, October 31 from 6:30 – 8pm at Haven Reformed Church.  Sign-up in  the fellowship hall if you plan to decorate your car trunk and hand-out candy.  Any questions call Jill  Deters at 616.886.0151.

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.

 Reminder ~ Daylight Savings Time Ends November 2, turn your clocks back one hour