Weekly Bulletin 1/10/2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

“Brothers and sisters through Jesus – children of God with whom he is well pleased – welcome to worship!”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev. Sarah Farkas

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ Amazing Grace

Ten Thousand Reasons

A Mighty Fortress

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance ~ Ezekiel 36:25-26

(children PreK – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School)

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ Matthew 11:25-30 (pg. 1513)

Message l Religion vs. Relationship

Offering Prayer ~ Kurt Dykstra

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ In Christ Alone

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt & Michele Dykstra


6 pm – Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader: Ms. Annastasia Bonczyk

Message: Not By Chance

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7

Offering: Teen Life On Campus – Hamilton Middle School



Dale Eding was called to his heavenly home on Friday, January 8. Remember in prayer Carol and the Eding and DeKorte families in this time of loss. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Thank you congregation for your thoughts, prayers, cards and visits following my recent surgery. Also thank you for the Christmas greetings. It made Christmas very special.     ~Wilma Schierbeek

Today our middle school students – Grace Kloosterman, Josh Linkous, Alyssa Streur and leaders Pastor Jake and Sandi Nyboer – will return from Grace Adventures where they attended a middle school youth retreat. Pray for these youth that they may have the desire to continue to grow in their faith.


Morning Service will be led by Rev. Sarah Farkas. Rev. Farkas is the Chaplain with Forgotten Man Ministries and serves as the lead Chaplain at the Allegan County Corrections Center. She also serves as an Associate Pastor at Hopkins Community Reformed Church. Thank you Pastor Sarah for leading us in worship this morning

Sunday School Classes will meet today. Pre-K – 4th grade will be dismissed during the morning service; 5th – 12th grade will meet following the worship service.

Evening Worship will be led by Ms. Annastasia Bonczyk who is a recent graduate of Western Theological Seminary. She is currently serving as the Holland Program Coordinator of Kid’s Food Basket, a non-profit dedicated to empowering the community in the fight against childhood hunger. She is grateful to be so close to Lake Michigan and her family in Fremont after graduating from seminary. The offering will be for Teen Life On Campus.

January Fellowship Night will be January 13. We will be having a winter picnic of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and chips. Everyone is asked to bring a dessert. The supper will be from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Come for a time of fellowship.


Today: January 10

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Sarah Farkas

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Sunday School Pre-K – 4th grade

Story: Parable – The Sower

10:50 am ~ Sunday School – 5th – 12th grade

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Ms. Annastasia Bonczyk

Offering: Teen Life On Campus – Hamilton Middle School

Wednesday, January 13

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night Supper “Winter Picnic”

~everyone is asked to bring a dessert~

6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night Activities                                 Cadets / Youth Group

Sunday, January 17 ~ Sanctity of Life

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time in the Council Room

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Sunday School for PreK – 12th grade

6 pm ~   Evening Worship Service

Offering: Right to Life of Holland

Advance Notices

Monday, January 18 – 7 pm ~ Council meeting

Wednesday, January 27 – 5:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night

Requested & Expanded Announcements

January 10, 2016

 Sanctity of Life Sunday will be observed next Sunday, January 17. An offering will be received for Right to Life of Holland. This organization helps to educate people that life begins at conception with a mission to protect life. Your offering may be placed in the morning or evening offering plate – please mark your giving offering “Right to Life”. March for Life will be held on Monday, January 18, 7 – 8 pm, starting at the corner of 10th and Central and ending at Central Avenue CRC followed by a memorial service for unborn children. Right to Life Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 5 – 9 pm at Russ’ Eastown. Russ’ will donate 25% of your total bill to Right to Life of Holland. You must have a coupon which is available at the Welcome table or go to www.rtlofholland.org

Chili Cook-Off and Bread Bake-Off will be held on Wednesday, January 27. If you have a favorite chili (categories – traditional, hot-n-spicy, alternative) and / or bread (categories – yeast, quick) sign-up to enter the contest. You will need to have your chili and/or bread to the church kitchen by 4:30 pm on January 27 for the taste judging to begin at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to come and be a judge of all the entries. Sign-up today we need many entries to make this a fun night.

Nominations ~ Council will be soon extending nominations to candidates for the office of Elder and Deacon. If there is any person that you would like to see nominated, please communicate the name and the perspective office (Elder or Deacon) to Pastor Jake, Lori or Berend Bergman. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please place the name and office on a slip of paper and place it in Pastor Jake’s office, Berend’s mailbox or the church office.

Now Showing ~ The Fellowship Committee of Haven Reformed Church invites you, your family and friends to come and watch War Room at Haven on Saturday, January 16 at 6 pm. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided. This is a free event and open to all!

Calvin Symposium on Worship ~ Registration is now open for the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 28-30, 2016 at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. This year’s theme is based on the book of Isaiah. The preachers include Mary Hulst, Richard J. Mouw, Reggie Smith, Frank A. Thomas and Anne Zaki. For complete information go to worship.calvin.edu/symposium.

Missions ~ Join World Renew and Holland area churches in serving our Detroit “neighbors”. The Greater Detroit area experienced massive flooding in August of 2014; 129,000 homes affected. Sixteen months later, thousands of vulnerable people-elderly, disabled and others without the means to recover on their own, still need help with making their homes safe and livable again. Come for a day, a week, or more. Accommodations, meals and well-coordinated work projects are available. Construction skills are welcome, but willing hearts and hands are primary. Contact Mark Hoekman at 616.510.1913.

Prayer Conference ~ Have you ever longed for deep healing in your own life, or being able to pray for lasting healing in someone else’e life? Consider coming to a free conference on “The Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ”, January 21-23. Participants will learn how Jesus invites us to participate with Him as He ministers to those in need of spiritual, relational and/or physical healing. There will be opportunity to learn how to pray for others, as well as to receive prayer ministry. The conference will be held at Calvin College Chapel on Thursday & Friday, January 21-22, 9 am – 9 pm and Saturday, January 23, 9 am – 1 pm. Cost is free unless you purchase the Calvin catered meals for $47. Registration is a www.prmi.org or call 828.669.7373. For additional information contact Nancy at [email protected].

Thank you for your support that enables church planters, campus ministers and other ministry leaders to reach out to those around us who are hungry to hear the words of the gospel. In our changed and changing culture, people are still searching – searching for something only the love of God can fill. Thank you for your gifts and support of God’s mission. Periods of change – sometimes easy and sometimes difficult – demonstrate God’s faithfulness in all seasons of life. We read in Genesis 8:22 that, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” This promise of endurance is a symbol of the hope that so many people search for and find in communities of faith. We can find deep strength and hope in the fact that our gracious and faithful God is always by our side. Home Missions is seeking to bring that same hope to all those who are lost and hurting in North America – thank you for supporting this vital mission work, especially in this season of great change.   Blessings to your ministry in 2016 ~ Christian Reformed Home Missions