Weekly Bulletin 11/13/16

Sunday, November 13, 2016

 “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”  (Psalm 34:3, NRSV).  Welcome to worship, as we join together to worship and praise God.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Barry Lucas

Gathering Praise ~ Come, Now Is the Time to Worship

Welcome & Call to Worship ~ Harley Elshuis

Praise Songs ~  Ten Thousand Reasons

      Come Thou Fount;  Blessed Assurance

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance

Noisy Offering ~ Love INC Sponsor-a-Family

(Pre-K – 5th grade are dismissed for Sunday School)

Bethany Christian Services

Morning Prayer ~ Berend Bergman

God’s Word ~  I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (pg. 1841)

Message ~  These Are Some of My Least Favorite Things

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ This Is My Father’s World

Offering Prayer  ~  Berend Bergman

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Berend Bergman, Michele Dykstra


6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

 Worship Leader:  Mr. Adam Van Der Stoep



Pray for those of our church family with physical, spiritual and relationship needs.  God knows our needs before we ask, we just need to pray.


Morning Service ~ This morning we welcome Rev. Barry  Lucas to lead us in worship.  Pastor Barry is the Executive Director of Love In the Name of Christ of NW Allegan County and an ordained minister in the Congregational Church.  He has served churches in the Upper Peninsula and Allegan and was a missionary to Hungary.  He is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry degree at Western Seminary in Holland.  He is married to Denise and the father of two daughters, Lydia and Billie.  His hobbies are tinkering on cars and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.  We also welcome a representative from Bethany Christian Services to share with us about Orphan Sunday.

Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the worship service; Middle and High School Youth will not meet this morning, but will meet next Sunday, November 20.

Evening Service will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  Mr. Adam Van Der Stoep will lead the worship service.

Noisy Offering ~ For the month of November and December our noisy offering that is received by our Sunday School children during the morning service will go towards our Love INC Sponsor-a-Family.  Your “pocket change” will help provide Christmas gifts and a meal for a family of five.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 15 at 10 am in the fellowship hall.  We will discuss lesson 5 – God of the Impossible.

 Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on November 24 at 9:30 am.  Envelopes for the thank offering are available in the pew racks or at the Welcome Table.


 Today:  November 13

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Rev. Barry Lucas

                Offering:  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                 Noisy Offering- Love INC Sponsor-a-Family

Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

                          Story:  Samson

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – Hamilton Reformed


Tuesday, November 15

10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – fellowship hall

Wednesday,  November 16

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  November 20

9 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

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

         Offering:  HCRC Ministries & Building  Fund

              Noisy Offering – Love INC Sponsor-a-Family

          Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

10:45 am ~ Middle & High Youth Sunday School

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed


Requested & Expanded Announcements

November 13, 2016

Building & Grounds is in need of some volunteers to be part of this team.  If you are interested in this position please contact Garry Nyboer, Kim Van Order or Wayne Breuker.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 15 at 10 am in the fellowship hall.  We will discuss lesson 5, “God of the Impossible”.

Sign ~ We will be repainting the outdoor sign by the main entrance of church and are asking for suggestions of an uplifting, welcoming saying or verse for this sign.  Please put your suggestion in the box in the narthex by November 20.

Love INC Pantries ~ Through Thanksgiving Day, November 24, we will be collecting items for the various pantries of Love INC.  You are invited to bring your donations to the tables in the fellowship hall.    A list of needed items is on the back of this page.

Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on Thursday, November 24 at 9:30 am.  Thanksgiving offering envelopes are available at the Welcome Table and in the pew racks.  A list of ministries to consider for your offering is available on the Welcome Table and in the November newsletter.

Housing Need ~ Love INC is advocating for a family of nine who are about to be evicted due to the number of persons in a family unit.  If this family does not find housing by December 1 they will lose their housing voucher (rent subsidy) and a place to live.  Due to a medicine that one of the children currently takes for Autism, the family does not qualify for the Holland Rescue Mission.  Needed is a 4-5 bedroom rental in Allegan County.  The family has a $1,253 housing voucher available toward rent.  The family owns a ‘therapy dog’ and is open to living in any school district within the county.  If you have a rental please contact Gord at 616.422.2965.

Tim Hoffman Benefit Concert will be held at the Ottawa Reformed Church (11390 Stanton Street, West Olive) on Sunday, November 20 at 4 pm.  The concert will feature the Lake Effect Choir and Ah Men! (local quartet).  Tim, a paramedic with AMR, was seriously injured in a car/ambulance accident while on duty in August and is recovering at Mary Free Bed.  A free-will offering will be taken to help offset many of Tim’s medical expenses and missed wages.  For more information, call the church office at 616.875.8125.

Love INC Heart-to-Heart Store is ready for the Christmas season.  Stop by to see all the great Christmas treasures.  They are also accepting donations of good quality used clothing, household items, toys, miscellaneous items and holiday décor.  The store is located at 4621 – 135th Avenue – Hamilton;  store hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm.  Profits from the store support the Love In the Name of Christ Ministry.

World Renew and Partners Worldwide invites you to be part of the Sea-to-Sea bicycle tour for the summer of 2017 to help raise funds to end poverty.  It is expected that more than 200 cyclists will join together for the 4,350-mile Sea-to-Sea ride that will go through Canada and the Canadian Rockies, Revelstoke, Lake Louise as well as Minnesota and Michigan.  The ride will take place June 26 to August 31 and riders can sign-up for one-week or the entire 9-weeks.  You do not need previous cycling experience to make the ride.  For rider registration or to sponsor a rider go to www.seatosea.org.

Holland Deacons Conference is seeking a full-time Home Supervisor to live with and provide support for six adult women with intellectual and developmental differences / disabilities (IDD) in Holland.  Interested individuals may request an application by phone at 616.494.6050, email at [email protected].

Lakeshore Little People, a Christian Childcare, is hiring for a Lead Teacher in the Young Preschool classroom at the Hamilton site.  Responsibilities include teaching and planning daily activities and parent communication.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Applicants must have a valid child development associate credential (CDS) or associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development.  Email resume to [email protected] or stop in at a site location for an application.

New Faith Storytelling Resources ~ New from Faith Formation Ministries:  Sharing faith stories is one of the most powerful ways to grow together as a church.  That’s why Faith Alive is so excited to announce the launch of our new Faith Storytelling toolkit!  This online resource is filled with creative ideas for sharing faith stories in worship, church education, youth groups, intergenerational groups, families, and more.  Check it out at cna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits.