Weekly Bulletin 11/16/14

Sunday, November 16, 2014

“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 praise God.       

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering ~  How Firm a Foundatoin

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Praise Songs ~   Everlasting God  ~  How Great Is Our God

Confession and Assurance ~ Jake Porter

Words of Assurance ~  John 4:10-11 ~ Brady Walters

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

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Mission Moment ~ Pureto Rico Mission ~ John Hoogeveen

Morning Prayer ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~  I Thessalonians 5:12-13 (pg.1841)

I Timothy 4:11-16 (pg. 1848); Hebrews 13:17-19 (pg. 1879)

~ Rev. Ron De Young ~

Message l  A Healthy Pastor-Congregation Relationship

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Dave Visser

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Wonderful, Merciful Savior

God’s Blessing ~ Rev. Ron De Young

Sending Praise ~ There Is A Redeemer

Announcement Time ~



Prayer Ministry ~ Dave Visser and Michele Dykstra


6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev. Ron De Young

Scripture:  Mark 5:1-20

Message ~ The Lord Over the Devil and Demons

Offering: Christian Reformed World Hunger


Thank you for your support of the Youth Supper and Auction this past Wednesday night.  With your help, the youth were able to raise $2,600 towards their Mission Trip next June.


 Today’s Worship Services will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.  We would like to thank Rev. De Young for his ministerial services to our church during our time of vacancy.    Next Sunday Jake Porter will lead us in worship.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet Tuesday, November 18 at 10 am in the Council Room.  We will discuss lesson 5 – Paul in Ephesus.  We will also be taking a Love offering at this meeting.

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

Thanksgiving Day Service will be held on November 27 at 9:30 am.  Rev. Keith Porter, Jake’s father, will lead us in worship.  Thanksgiving offering envelopes are available at the Welcome Table and in the pew racks.

Pantries ~ Our church is 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.

Mission Moment this morning will be given by John Hoogeveen.  The Hoogeveen family is from Hamilton and will be leaving for Puerto Rico for mission work.

Weekly Prayer Opportunities are held every Sunday morning,

9-9:15 am and Wednesday mornings, 7 – 8 am in the church sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to come and pray.


 Today:  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

                                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

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

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~  Rev. Ron De Young

Offering:  Christian Reformed World Hunger

Monday, November 17

7 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, November 18

10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study ~ Lesson 5

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

 Wednesday, November 19

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, November 20

3 – 5:30 pm – GATE After School Ministry

Sunday,  November 23

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Worship Leader:   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

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

                                Offering:  Christian Reformed World Hunger

 Advance Notices

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

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

Sunday, Novemer 30 – First Sunday of Advent – 9:30 am

Sunday, November 30 – Community Christmas Carol Service –                                  Hamilton Reformed Church – 6 pm


December Newsletter articles are due next Sunday, November 23.  The newsletter box in located in the   narthex.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 18.  We will discuss lesson 5 – Paul in Ephesus.   We will also take a Love Offering at our meeting.  Our next meeting will be December 2.

Small Group Bible Study will be meet on Tuesday, November 25 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.  We will  discuss lesson 16 – Politics and Religion, Acts 21-23

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.

Fellowship Night ~ Our next Fellowship Night will be held on December 10.  A Christmas dinner will be  served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Our program at 6:30 pm will be given by Tim Vander Zwaag.  Tim will share  his story of suffering a severe farming accident and how God brought Tim and wife Teresa through this.            Mark this date on your calendar and join us for this evening.

Church Kitchen ~ Missing are five white aprons from the church kitchen.  If you took them home to wash  them, please return them as we use them for the fellowship night dinners.

Noisy Offering ~ The Sunday School children thank you for helping them to provide Christmas gifts for their  Adopt-a-Family through Love INC.  Through the change that you give in the “noisy offering” we have  started to purchase needed items for our family.

Love INC Pantries ~ Your donations of food, baby and personal need items for the Love INC pantries can be      placed on the table in the fellowship hall through November 27.  A list of items needed is available on    the Welcome Table.

Hamilton’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Hamilton Dentistry and the Hamilton Lions Club invite you to  celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, November 29 at 7 pm at the Hamilton Medical Center.    Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided along with Christmas caroling to follow the tree lighting.  All are welcome!

Lakeshore Little People ~ Teacher assistants and Preschool Teachers are needed for Christian Preschool  and Childcare.  Lakeshore Little People’s Place, a Christian non-profit, is currently hiring in Hamilton.  Full  and part-time positions are available for year-round employment (summer off possible).  Must be 18    years-   old and be able to meet childcare licensing requirements and background clearances for the   teacher assistant position.  For the Preschool Teacher a Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood  education, child development (or a child related field) or Michigan Teaching Certificate with a ZA/ZS is   preferred.  Benefits available for full-time employment and training provided.  Degree in early childhood    or related field preferred.  Resume can be emailed to llpp.office@gmail.com.

Advent Devotional and Calendar ~ Welcome the true Spirit of Christmas through an Advent devotional  series and a calendar with daily ideas for reflection, prayer and giving from World Renew and the CRC   Office of Social Justice.  You will receive an email a day (November 30 – December 25) to help you orient    your Christmas season through prayer, meditation and hope-filled stories of God’s reconciling work in  us, through us, and around us.  And the Advent calendar is a fun way for the family to participate.  Go to  crcna.org/adventdevos to sign up.