Weekly Bulletin 11/01/15

Sunday, November 1, 2015

“O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” (Psalm 98:1, NRSV). We gather to sing to the Lord and celebrate his work in our lives. Welcome!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Mighty to Save   ~  All Hail The Power of Jesus Name

Confession & Assurance ~ Isaiah 43:25 ~ Joshua Linkous

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 2-3 (pg. 1818)

Message l The Power of Unity

Offering Prayer ~ Fred Mireles

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,285

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ There Is a Redeemer

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Fred Mireles and Sue Tyler

 5 pm – Reformation Evening Worship Service

at Overisel Christian Reformed Church

 Worship Leader: Rev. Steve Mulder



Continue to pray for the Walters Family as Zena is battling stage 4 colon cancer.

Thank you ~ I would like to thank everyone for the cards, visits and prayers that I received during the illness and death of my sisiter Shirley. It’s a blessing to have a church family share in the difficult times of our lives. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” II Cor. 12:9

Don & Loie Capel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, November 2.  May God bless them on this special occasion.


 Morning Service will be led by Pastor Jake this morning. Sunday School for Pre-K – 4th grade will meet during worship time; 5th – 12th grade will meet after the service.

Evening Service will be held at 5 pm at Overisel Christian Reformed Church. The message will be given by Rev. Steve Mulder

Fellowship Night Supper will be held Wednesday, November 11. A supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Meals ~ The Fellowship Team says “thank you” to those who have signed up to provide meals for the Walters Family.

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 Observer newsletter is available in your church mailbox.


Today: November 1 ~

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 4th grade

Story: Breaking News – Angel Brings Birth   Announcement

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

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

5 pm ~ Reformation Evening Worship Service

at Overisel Christian Reformed Church

Monday, November 2

  6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting


Tuesday, November 3

10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – Lesson 4

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

7 pm – Small Group Bible Study – Lesson 2

Wednesday, November 4

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, November 5

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Sunday, November 8

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

    Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~ Evening Worhsip Service

Offering: World Hunger


Advance Notices

Wednesday, November 11 ~ 5:30 pm ~ Fellowship Dinner

Monday, November 16 – 7 pm ~ Council meeting


Requested & Expanded Announcements

November 1, 2015

 Noisy Offering for the month of November and December will be for the Adopt-a-Family through Love INC.The Sunday School children have adopted a family that they will provide Christmas gifts. We do not know yet how many this family includes or what the ages are. Thank you for giving your “pocket change” each Sunday to help provide gifts to this family.

Combined Service ~ Tonight we will worship with Overisel Christian Reformed Church at their facility. Rev.  Steve Mulder will lead us in worship.

Love INC Pantries ~ For the month of November our church is collecting for the Food Pantry (HCRC); Personal Needs Pantry (Hamilton Ref.) and the Baby Pantry (Love INC). A list of needed items is included in the November newsletter.

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. Also do not leave dirty dishes in the kitchen. Let’s work together to keep our church kitchen up to code.

Thanksgiving ~ A Thanksgiving Service will be held on November 26 at 9:30 am. At this service you are invited to bring your offering of thanks. A list a ministries for you to consider is included in the November newsletter. Envelopes for this offering are available on the Welcome Table and in the pew racks.

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 amat 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.

Adopt-A-Family for Christmas is now open for those needing assistance with Christmas.   Love INC in partnership with Dunningville Reformed Church, will be sponsoring a Christmas Shopping Day on December 12 at Dunningville RC (2559 M-40 N. Allegan). Struggling families with children in Allegan and Hamilton areas are encouraged to apply before November 20. If you need help providing for Christmas, please contact the Love INC office at 269.751.2533.

Love INC Christmas Families are in need of families to adopt families with needs for Christmas. If you are part of a workplace team.. a ministry team… a church, a school group… a family… or just a group of friends and you would like to help a struggling family have a great Christmas contact the Love INC office at 751.2533 to Adopt-a-Family for Christmas.

Missionary opportunity in Haiti ~ Christian Reformed World Mission is looking for an individual or couple to serve in Haiti, with a particular focus on youth ministry. You will assist CRWM partners in encouraging, equipping and mentoring Haitian young people. Pray for World Missions that someone will feel the call to serve in Haiti.

Free Webinar ~ Join for a webinar on November 4 for “Oops: Stop Accidentally Offending People”. A panel of four will each share from a different perspective about how to relate to people if you’d like to avoid offending them and how to be more hospitable and loving in a diverse world. Go to crcna.org/webinars for details and registration.

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

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.