Weekly Bulletin 1/04/15

Sunday, January 4, 2015

“Welcome to worship on this first Sunday of 2015!  May God resore and bless us as we praise his name together.

 Worship Leader:   Mr. Jake Porter

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Announcements

Praise Songs ~  Here I Am to Worship

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Jesus, Name Above All Names

Confesion ans Assurance ~ I John 1:5-7

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen

Children’s Blessing ~

“May the Lord bless you as we worship and grow together.”

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ Matthew 2:1-9 (p. 1497)

Message l  The King of All Nations

Offering Prayer ~ Dennis Burke

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,627

Offertory ~  Here Is Our King

Sending Song ~ O Come, All Ye Faithful

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Esther Vander Laan

 6 pm –   Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Message ~  Our World Belongs to God:  Stanza 1

Offering: Christian Support Ministry



 Jerene Schrotenboer remains at Holland Hospital for some health-related issues.  Continue to pray for her.

We express sympathy to Berend & Nancy Bergman in the death of Nancy’s brother, Jerry Van Slooten who passed away on Monday, December 29.  Visitaton will be held today from 2 – 4 pm at the Mulder Funeral Home (32nd Street – Holland) with the funeral on Monday at 11 am at First Reformed Church.

“Joyce Suh was able to return home on December 20 following her surgery for breast cancer.  Her recovery is remarkable and she is getting ready to return to work at school this week, as the school resumes from holidays.  We were able to spend time together last week as a family, for which we are thankful.  Looking back at 2014, we are filled with thanksgiving for the way in which the Lord has shown grace and mercy to us.  We are entering  the new year with confidence and anticipation.  I pray that the Hamilton CRC family would experience His rich blessings this year.  I pray also that with your new pastor, the church would be refreshed and the relationships would be strengthened.”                                                        ~Gil & Joyce Suh Family



Morning  and Evening Worship Service will be led by Pastor Jake.  As of January 1, Jake as begun full-time ministry here at Hamilto CRC.  We look forward to his ministry among us.

Sunday School for all ages will begin next Sunday, January 11.

Small Group Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, January 6 at 7 pm. at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 17 – The Gospel On Trial from Acts 24-26.

Fellowship Night wil be held on Wednesday, January 14.  Supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.


 Today:  January 4

9:30 am ~ Moring Worship Service ~Mr. Jake Porter

                                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

                                6 pm ~  Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

                                                                Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

Monday, January 5

6:30 pm ~ Executive meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

 Tuesday, January 6

                3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study at Royal Park Atrium

Wednesday, January 7

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, January 8

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Sunday,  January 11

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter                                                                       Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

                                                Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

 Advance Notices

Wednesday, January 14  ~ 5:30 pm – Fellowship Night

Monday, January 19 ~ 7 pm – Council meeting

 Weekly Prayer Opportunities

Sunday ~  9 – 9:15 am

Wednesday  ~  7 – 8 am  in the church sanctuary.

Requested & Expanded Announcements

January 4, 2015

 Sunday School classes will resume on January 11.

January Newsletter is available in your church mailbox.  There are many updates from our missionaries to   read.  Also the guidelines for the Chili Cook-off and Bread Bake-off are available in the newsletter.

Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, January 14.  The night will be a summer cookout and includes  hambugers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and ice cream.

Cookies are needed for our morning fellowship time.  If you would be willing to donate cookies, please sign   the sheet in the fellowship hall.

Chili Cook-Off and Bread Bake-off ~ Our church’s annual Chili Cook-off and Bread Bake-off will be held on        January 28.  Sign-up begins today in the fellowship hall to enter your chili or bread.  This year a new             category has been added                 to the bread section.

Worship Planning ~ If you have ever wanted to be part of the team that picks songs, writes prayers and in  general think you could add something to the Sunday morning worship service then on Wednesday,  January 21 at 6 pm we are going to have a Worship Planning Meeting.  Every month Pastor Jake will  bring the             sermon passages to the meeting and we will collaborate to put the services together.

Love INC ~ The Heart to Heart Store appreciates your gently used donations of clothing and household  items.  Donations may be brought to the store Monday – Thursday (9:30 am – 5:30 pm); Friday (9:30 am  – 5 pm) and Saturday (9:30 am – 2 pm)  The store is located at 4621 – 135th Avenue.

Calvin Symposium on Worship will be held on January 29-31, 2015 at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.  This year’s theme in based on 2 Corinthians.  To register for the Symposium go to          worship.calvin.edu/symposium.

World Missions ~ Is God calling you to serve God’s global mission field?  CRWM has four opportunities  available for long-term mission work in Uganda, Mexico, Haiti and West Africa.  For more information on these opportunities to go crwm.org/serve.  Pray thatr World Missions will find people to serve in these       mission fields.

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

West Africa – Rachel, a preschool teacher in West Africa, took part in a teacher training led by a CRWM missionary.  She left the training saying, “I am going back to my school blessed and challenged to look at  my students as God’s image and treat them likewise.”

Asia – A missionary in Asia returned to the seminary where he teaches after being away for studies.  He  was over joyed to find out that some of his former students were inspired by his classes and had started  a new outreach program for sharing the Gospel.

Mexico – Nine people recently joined the Montebello church in Mexico and shared their powerful  testimonies.  “Reflecting on the trials and troubles these people had to surmount, I’m amazed that they  would come to Christ.”  Shared a CRWM missionary.  “This only happens by the grace of God.”