Weekly Bulletin 11/09/2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1).  We come to worship with joy!  We come to have fellowship in Christ.   We greet and welcome all in the name of our Lord.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering ~  Christ Is Enough

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Praise Songs ~   Mighty To Save

                Amazing Grace ~ When Peace Like a River

Confession and Assurance

Words of Assurance ~  Psalm 103:17-18 ~ Alyssa Streur

Children’s Blessing ~  Pre-K – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Psalm 90  (pg.929)

Message l  Teach Us To Number Our Days

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Matt Walters

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place

God’s Blessing

Sending Praise ~ Lord, Through All Generations

Announcement Time


Prayer Ministry ~ Matt Walters and Zena Walters


6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

Scripture:  I Corinthains 15:20-25

Message ~  The Apostles’ Creed:  Testimony of the Incarnation

Offering: Christian Reformed World Hunger



John Judge is undergoing chemo for tumors.  Continued prayers are needed for the Judge family.

Garry Nyboer will be having gall bladder surgery on Tuesday, November 11.

Remember these and others of our church family and community who are dealing with health and other issues in their lives.


Today’s Worship Services will be led by Mr. Jake Porter.  Next Sunday our worship services will be led by Rev. Ron De Young

Youth Supper & Auction will be held this Wednesday, November 12.  A supper will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm with the auction beginning at 6:30 pm.  A nursery will be available for little ones.  Come and join in on this fun event to help our youth with a mission trip in June of 2015.

Small Group Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 15 – Saying Goodbye (Acts 20 and 21).

Love Offering will be taken at the morning service of November 23 for John & Heather Judge family to help with as they travel to medical appointments and expenses.  Continue to lift the Judge family in prayer as John is receiving chemo.

Pantries ~ Our church will be collecting items for the Love INC food, personal needs and baby pantries.  Donations may be placed on the tables in the fellowship hall until November 27.  Check the November newsletter for a list of items needed.

Advance Notices

Monday, November 17 – Council meeting – 7 pm

Tuesday, November 18 – Ladies Guild Bible Study – 10 am

Wednesday, November 26 – Sr. Breakfast – 8:30 am

Thursday, Novemer 27 – Thanksgiving Service – 9:30 am



Today:  November 9

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

                                                                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 ~  Mr. Jake Porter

Offering:  Christian Reformed World Hunger

Monday, November 10

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

Tuesday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

7 pm  ~ Small Group Bible Study (Schaap) will meet at Royal                                                      Park Atrium        Lesson 15 – Saying Goodbye

Wednesday, November 12

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Fellowship Supper

6:30 pm – Youth Auction

6:30 pm – Cadets

7:30 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, November 13

3 – 5:30 pm – GATE After School Ministry

Saturday, November 15

8 – 9 am ~ Men’s Breakfast in the fellowship hall

Sunday,  November 16

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Ron De Young               

                                                Sunday School:  Pre-K – 4th grade

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                10:45 am ~ Sunday School:  5th – 12th grade

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Ron De Young

                                Offering:  Christian Reformed World Hunger


Requested & Expanded Announcements

November 9, 2014

 The GATE After School Ministry is re-opening this week Tuesday, November 11. We are anticipating God’s  blessing on another year of forming relationships with the Hamilton community Middle School-aged  students (6th – 8th grade).  If God is nudging you to volunteer, supply snacks or craft supplies contact  Betty Wabeke (269.455.8978 or 269.650.5115).  Pray for another awesome year.  God is Good!

Youth Auction ~ The Youth Group will be having an auction on Wednesday, November 12 to benefit their   mission trip in June of 2015 to Logan, West Virginia.  A supper of turkey breast, ham, mashed potatoes dinner rolls and salad will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm with the auction starting at 6:30 pm in the          fellowship hall.  Come out for a fun night of fellowship and to support our youth.

Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 8 -9 am in the church fellowship hall.  All men  of any age are welcome to come and enjoy a great breakfast.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 18.  We will discuss lesson 5 – Paul in Ephesus.

Thanksgiving Service will be held on November 27 at 9:30 am.  Thanksgiving offering envelopes are  available in the pew racks and on the Welcome Table.   A list of various ministries for you to consider with your Thanksgiving offering is available on the Welcome Table.

Noisy Offering ~ The Sunday School “Noisy Offering” taken during the morning service will help provide    Christmas gifts for the Love INC Adopt-a-Family project.  Help them provide these gifts for this family by  giving your extra change.

Love INC Pantries ~ Our church will be collecting items for the food, baby and personal needs pantries of          Love INC.  You may place you items on the table in the fellowship through November 27.  A list of   needed items is available on the Welcome Table.

Winter Coats ~ Love INC is in need of winter coats for the clients in Pullman of various sizes Women’s  (Small, Medium, Large, 1X large, 2X large, 3X large); Men’s (Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 42 Long) Girl’s (6 months, 18 months, 24 months, 8, 10, 12, 16/18)  Boy’s (18 months, 2, 6, 8/10, 12,             16/18).  Coats can be new or gently used and may be brought to the Hamilton Love INC.

Jail Ministry ~ Has God blessed you with a heart to reach people in jail?  The Allegan County Jail and    Forgotten Man Ministries has asked Love INC to increase their presence through the LIFE Skills Program.  LIFE Skills’ classes are being taught in the Faith Pod.  Male and Female volunteers willing to lead these        classes are needed.  Commitment is two hours once a week for 10 consecutive weeks.  A Faith Pod   consists of 12 inmates who are part of the reentry program:  the same 12 inmates stay together, attend   classes all day, every day of the week.  Recidivism (measurement of inmates being rearrested within 3    years of release) among inmates without the Faith Pod is 67.8%, while recidivism of inmates who       participated in Faith Pods is 27%.  God’s blessing over proven efforts!  Love INC will train you and   provide the material.  Call Jean Eding at 269.751.2533 or email at loveincje@frontier.com for more  information.

Family Fire is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended  families and intimacy.  Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com.

Prayers ~ Today we are asked to pray for  the Persecuted  Church.  The terrorism of ISIS and other extremist  campaigns have targeted our brothers and sisters in Christ in Iraq, Syria and throughout the region.      Other religious minorities and moderate Muslims have also been targets of the ongoing violence in the  region.  Join in prayer for those affected by the violence.

World Missions ~ Thank you HCRC for your gifts to World Missions.  A few months ago, a friend of CRWM  missionaries in West Africa was beat up by two young men.  Recently, soldiers came to this man’s house  and offered him the opportunity to “punish” the young men, who had now been caught.  But their               friend stood firm in his faith and refused.  Instead he said that he forgives and is praying for these men.

Opportunity ~ Ministry Leaders in Mexico are expanding God’s kingdom.  There is an opportunity to serve  alongside these leaders and transform communities through the Gospel.  Pray that someone has a heart  for the grassroots ministry with Christian Reformed World Missions.

  Wednesday Fellowship Night

at Hamilton CRC  ~  November 12

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Supper Hour

Turkey Breast and Ham

Mashed Potatoes

Dinner Rolls


6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Youth Auction

To benefit the Youth  Mission Trip in 2015

Nursery for little ones

Boy’s Cadets


December Fellowship Night

Wednesday, December 10

 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Christmas Supper

6:30 pm – Testimony by Tim Vander Zwaag

Tim will share of his farming accident he suffered in

December of 2013 on his Borculo farm.