Weekly Bulletin 10/30/16

Sunday, October 30, 2016

 “Welcome to worship, one and all!  We gather as brothers and sisters in Christ to hear his Word and grow in faith and discipleship.  God bless you during this holy time.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Come Heal This Land

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

       Ancient Words;  I Will Rise

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance ~Jenna Kloosterman ~ Ephesians 2:4-5

Noisy Offering

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

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Nehemiah 11-13 (pg. 768)

Message ~  Continuing Revival

Community Series – Revival

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Eye Of the Storm

Offering Prayer  ~  Garry Nyboer

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Revive Us Again

Sending Praise


Prayer Ministry ~ Garry Nyboer and Michele Dykstra


6 pm –  Reformation Worship Service

at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church


Thank You  to everyone who came out Wednesday night to support the Youth dinner and auction and help us raise funds for our Mission Trip to New York in 2017.

What an amazing God we serve!  We are so humbled by all your love, prayers, encouragement and support you have given to us on Katie’s behalf through the Fund Raiser.  Thank You, Thank You!  You have blessed us inmeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine.  We praise and thank God for His continued Faithfulness and Amazing Love that He has given to us through all of  you.                                                   Humbly Yours, In Him,

The Schipper Family

Ken Laninga was transferred to Heritage Health Care Center (Room 10) in Zeeland for rehabilitation.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in our community series on Revival.  Children, Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the service for Sunday School.  Middle and High School will meet in the Youth Room following morning worship.

Reformation Service ~ Tonight we will worship with the churches of Hamilton RCA, Bentheim RCA, Gibson CRC and Overisel CRC at our church at 6 pm.   Our November evening worship services will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church.

Vacation ~ Pastor Jake & Kris and family will be on vacation for the next two weeks.  Next Sunday morning our service will be led by Rev. Gregory Kett; the November 13 morning service will be led by Rev. Barry Lucas.



Today:  October 30 – Reformation Sunday

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

          Offering:  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

           Story:  Gideon

10:45 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

11 am ~ Elders meeting

6 pm ~ Reformation Worship Service at HCRC

Tuesday, November 1

10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – Lesson 4

Wednesday,  November 2

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Saturday, November 5

8 am -~ Carpet Removing Project

Sunday,  November 6 ~ Daylight Savings Time Ends

9 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

9:30 am ~  Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Gregory Kett

            Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building  Fund

              Sunday School for PreK – 5th grade

10:45 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed


Requested & Expanded Announcements

October 30, 2016

November Newsletter is in your church mailbox.  During the month of November we will be collecting items  for the Love INC pantries.  A list of needed items is included in the newsletter.

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

Carpet Volunteers ~ This Saturday, November 5 we will be taking the carpet out of the fellowship hall, nursery, narthex and entrance.  We need many volunteers to help with this project.  We will start at 8 am and work until the project is completed.  Donuts will be provided.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  Our lesson will be Episode 2 on pages 85-92.

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.

Christmas Cantata ~ You are invited to sing in the community Christmas cantata at Haven Reformed Church.  Practice will begin on Wednesday, November 2 at the Haven Reformed choir loft from 7:30 – 8 pm.  Please call Haven Church office 751.7321 if you would like to be part of the cantata so books can be ordered.  The cantata will be held on December 11 at 8:30 and 10:45 am.

Holland Deacons Conference is seeking a full-time Home Supervisor to live with and provide support for six adult women with intellectual and developmental differences / disabilities (IDD) in Holland.  Interested individuals may request an application by phone at 616.494.6050, email at admin@hdccrc.org.

Love INC Heart–to-Heart Store is accepting good quality used clothing, household items, toys and miscellaneous items to sell in the store.  Donations are accepted Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm and  Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm.  Profits from the store support Love In The Name of Christ Ministry.

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.

World Renew ~ Helping Hurricane Matthew survivors in North Carolina.  Many Hurricane Matthew survivors will not be able to recover on their own.  Your financial donation to World Renew DRS provides much-needed support to individuals and families who are affected by Matthew in North Carolina.  To donate call 800.552.7972 or give online at worldrenew.net/donate.  You can also mail your donation to World Renew designated Hurricane Matthew – North America to World Renew, 1700 – 28th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan  49508.  Learn more about World Renew Disaster Response Services at worldrenew.net/drs.

New Faith Storytelling Resources ~ New from Faith Formation Ministries:  Sharing faith stories is one of the most powerful ways to grow together as a church.  That’s why Faith Alive is so excited to announce the launch of our new Faith Storytelling toolkit!  This online resource is filled with creative ideas for sharing faith stories in worship, church education, youth groups, intergenerational groups, families, and more.  Check it out at crcna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits.

Christian Reformed Home Missions ~ Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds… let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us the importance of engaging in mission together.  Together we are working to start and strengthen churches and  campus ministries that bring transformation and new life.  Remember to pray for Home Mission and all of our missionaries.

Thank you for your gifts to World Missions ~  God calls and our joyful response is to go and make disciples for Him.  Through His Spirit your gift has changed lives in:

Mexico – A CRWM missionary in Tijuana has been mentoring a young man in his youth group for the last few years.  Recently, he encouraged this young man to take part in a service team to El Salvador.  “I never imagined I could serve God beyond Tijuana,” the young man said after the trip.  “I learned from different students who are on fire for god in another culture.”

Japan – CRWM missionaries in Japan are working alongside church leaders, strengthening their skills and developing the church community.  They report great growth in the last year.  One of these churches has added 11 new members.

West Africa – Although a missionary couple retired several years ago, they are still seeing fruit from their time serving.  On a recent visit to the field, they learned that one of the believers whom they disciple has been teaching two young men about Christ and they were recently baptized!

Your gifts through Faith Promise, and your prayers are greatly appreciated to all missionaries