Weekly Bulletin 1/11/15

Sunday, January 11, 2015

“Welcome to worship in the name of God the Father, his beloved Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, who descended as a dove at Jesus’ baptism.  May we all sense God’s presence today.

 Worship Leader:   Mr. Jake Porter

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering Praise ~ Jesus Paid It All

Welcome & Announcements

Praise Songs ~  Ten Thousand Reasons

Amazing Love

How Great Thou Art

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confesion and Assurance

Verse of Assurance ~ I Timothy 1:15 ~ Morgan Childs

Community Ministry ~ Q-Place

Children’s Blessing ~

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

Morning Prayer ~ Mark Driesenga

God’s Word ~ 2 Corinthians 5:16 – 6:2 (p. 1799)

Message l  The Art of Spiritual Conversation

Community 2015 Series

Offering Prayer ~ Garry Nyboer

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Be Thou My Vision

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Benediction Song

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Garry Nyboer and Zena Walters

  6 pm –   Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

Scripture:  Psalm 145

Message ~  Our World Belongs to God:  Stanza 2

Offering: Christian Support Ministry



 Jerene Schrotenboer was transferred to Heritage Health Care Center (320 E. Central Avenue, Zeeland – Room 2) for rehabilitation.  Remember all of our elderly church family (Ron Boerman, Hazel Geurink, Ken Laninga, Harlan & Harriet Meiste, Julia Menken, Wilma Schierbeek, Charles Volkers) in your prayers throughout this cold winter.

Friends at Hamilton CRC

What a surprise and encouragement to receive the whole packet of Christmas cards from you… I was blown away!  Thank you so much for your encouragement, prayers and support.  We are so grateful.  I look forward to further connections and perhaps meeting you in the near future – either in Michigan or Maine.  May God bless each of you and your congregation as a whole, in the new year.

In our Lord – Jonathan Fisher – New Hope Church



 Morning  and Evening Worship Services will be led by Pastor Jake.  Today we begin our seven week community series that will culminate in our combined worship service at the high school on February 22.  This year the ten churches of the Hamilton area are joining together to explore The Art of Spiritual Conversation.  This curriculum was created by Q-Place to equip Christians for everyday evangelism.  The creator of Q-Place, Mr. Jeff Kline, will be our guest speaker for the combined service on February 22.

Ministry Offering next Sunday evening will be for Right to Life of Holland.  As January is highlighted as Sanctity of Life let us remember this ministry in educating people the life begins at conception.  Your gift may be placed in the morning or evening offering, marked “ Right to Life”.

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


 Today:  January 11

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

                                                Sunday School:  Pre-K – 4th grade

                                                Story:  A Smashing Success

                                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

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

6 pm ~  Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

                                                   Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

Tuesday, January 13

                3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

 Wednesday, January 14

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night Supper

6:30 pm – Cadets meet

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, January 15

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Sunday,  January 18

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

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 ~ Mr. Jake Porter

                                     Offering:  Right to Life of Holland

Advance Notices

Monday, January 19 ~ 7 pm – Council meeting

Wednesday, January 21 – 6 pm – Worship Planning time

Saturday, January 24 ~ 8 – 9 am – Men’s Breakfast

 Weekly Prayer Opportunities

Sunday ~  9 – 9:15 am   (Council Room)

Wednesday  ~  7 – 8 am   (Church Sanctuary)

Anyone is welcome to come and pray.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

January 11, 2015

 Sunday School classes will resume this morning.  Pre-K – 4th grade will be dismissed during morning  worship;  Middle School and High School will meet following worship time.

Fellowship Night will be held this Wednesday, January 14.  We will be having a summer cookout with  hamburg’s, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and ice cream be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cadets will meet  at 6:30 pm.

Nominations ~ At the Council meeting of January 19, nominations for the office of Elder and Deacon will be made.   If you would like Council to consider someone for this office of the church, please submit it in writing to any elder or deacon prior to the meeting of January 19.

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  Wednesday, January 28.  Consider entering your best chili  and /or bread to make this event a great  success.  Sign-up today in the fellowship hall.

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.

Seminar Weekend with Rev. Ray Vander Laan will be held in our church on Friday, March 20 (7-8:30 pm),  Saturday, March 21 (9 am – 4 pm) and Sunday, March 22 (9:30 am worship service).  You must register   to attend this weekend and registration is limited due to seating.  Registration forms are available on the Welcome Table.  This weekend is open to everyone – invite your friends.   Together we will journey  through the world of Jesus.

Prayer Sheets for Love INC Ministry is available on the Welcome Table.  Many praises and concerns for the Love INC clients to be prayed for.

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.

March for Life will be held on Monday, January 19 at 7 pm, starting at the corner of 10th and Central and ending at Central Avenue CRC in Holland.  A Memorial Service of unborn children will be held  at 7:20      pm at Central Avenue CRC.  The memorial service will feature Ed Rivet, legislative director at Right to          Life of Michigan.  The events are free.  Join us with Family and Friends!  Donations will be accepted for  Right of Life of Holland.  January 22, 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of the date of the infamous Roe vs.  Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions which legalized the violence of abortion throughout our country during the entire nine months of a woman’s pregnancy.  Since that date nearly 56 million pre-born lives have been destroyed.

Dine Out on Tuesday, January 20 from 5 pm – 9 pm at Russ’ Eastown.  Russ’ will donate 25% of your total  bill to Right to Life of Holland Area.  Coupons for this are available at the Welcome Table and by the  church mailboxes.

Camp ~ Kids even though the weather does not seem like it – it is time to start thinking about summer   camp.  Registration information for Camp Geneva, located in Holland, is available on the kiosk.

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.

Thank You for your gift in support of the children and families that Bethany Christian Services serves.  Bethany envisions a world where every child has a loving family.  Thanks to partners like you, each day  we are one step closer to achieving this vision.