Weekly Bulletin 11/26/2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017
“O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” (Psalm 98:1, NRSV). We gather to sing to the Lord and celebrate his work in our lives. Welcome!

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

Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~ Build Your Kingdom Here
Come, Thou Almighty King
You Are My King ~ Amazing Love
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Noisy Offering ~ Love INC Sponsor-a-Family
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Wes Lemmen
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ Jesus Shall Reign
God’s Word ~ Acts 28 (pg. 1743)
Message ~ Proclaiming The Kingdom of God and
The Lord Jesus With All Boldness
Song of Response ~ Forever Reign
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ All Hail The Power of Jesus Name
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Wes Lemmen, Michele Dykstra

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service
at Hamilton Reformed Church
Worship Leader: Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep

Next Sunday – December 3 – 6pm
Advent-Carol Sing at Hamilton Reformed Church
Offering: Love INC

Zena Walters is recovering following the colon surgery on Monday. She is hoping to come home this weekend. Continue to pray for her that her test may show good results.

Thank you for your donations to the Food Pantry and Personal Needs Pantry during the month of November.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship. We will be learning from Acts 28. Next Sunday we will begin our Advent journey to Bethlehem, Longing For… based on the book of Isaiah.

Evening Worship Service will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm. The service will be led by Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep. Next Sunday, December 3 at 6 pm, will be the Advent Carol Sing at Hamilton Reformed Church led by Mr. Jack Ten Cate. Join us as we sing the songs of Christ.

Sr. Breakfast will be held Wednesday morning, November 29 at 8:30 am at Hawk’e Nest Restaurant. All “seniors” are welcome to come for breakfast and fellowship.

Congregational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm to vote on the General Budget for 2018. A copy of the budget is available in your church mailbox. Council encourages all professing members 18 years and older to attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots can be obtained from any elder.

Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, December 13. A Christmas Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The congregational meeting will follow at 6:30 pm.

Today: November 26
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Noisy Offering – Love INC Sponsor-a-Family
Fellowship Time follows worship service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship – Hamilton Reformed Church
Worship Leader: Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep

Wednesday, November 29
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest Restaurant
6:30 pm ~ Cadets Fun Night – Cadet Building
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group

Sunday, December 3
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Noisy Offering – Love INC Sponsor-a-Family
6 pm ~ Advent Carol Sing – Hamilton Reformed
Song Leader: Mr. Jack Ten Cate
Offering: Love INC

Requested & Expanded Announcements
November 26, 2017

Newsletter ~ Information for the December church newsletter is due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Sunday School will not meet this morning due to Thanksgiving weekend. We will meet December 3 and begin our Advent series, Way to Bethlehem.

Cadets will be meeting on Wednesday, November 29 for a special night. We will be doing a special project and having a fun night. Meet at the clubhouse at 6:30 pm. Any boys in grades 1st – 5th are welcome to be part of this group.

Youth Group we will be meeting on November 29 and begin with our first Christmas lesson – Gold.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, December 5 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will be discussing lesson 5 – Pressing On Towards the Goal.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 pm at Max & Jan’s house. We will discuss lesson 3 – Signs of the Times.

Congregational meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm. We will voting on the General Budget for 2018. A copy of this budget is available in your church mailbox.

Advent and Christmas Concert & Sing-Along with the Silvertones will be held on Friday, December 1 at 2 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church Fellowship Room (barrier-free). The Silvertones is a small band that will be playing a blend of religious and secular Christmas songs. Come expecting to enjoy a time of good music, good fellowship and good refreshments. Also come expecting to do some singing. People of all ages are invited to attend. The concert is expected to last approximately one hour.

Community Advent Carol Sing will be held on Sunday, December 3 at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Mr. Jack Ten Cate will lead the audience in a community chorus of carols. Join next Sunday evening for this tradition of the greater Hamilton faith community. An offering will be received for Love INC.

Down Home Gospel Ministry will be in concert on Sunday, December 10 at 6 pm at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church. Come and enjoy “good old gospel songs, old time hymns and traditional harmonies.” Everyone is welcome. An offering will be received for the Down Home Gospel Ministry.

Hosts are needed for the High School Youth Group on January 3, February 7 and March 7. A host would be asked to provided refreshments and share either a favorite Bible passage and why it is special or a testimony about walking with Jesus. If you are interested in hosting a night please contact Pastor Jake.

Advent Devotional Series ~ Looking for more meaning in the midst of a busy Christmas season? This Advent, ReFrame Media offers a special email devotional series just for you. With daily devotions and encouragements from Today, Family Fire, Groundwork and the fun of Kids Corner, we designed it to help your whole family experience the true wonder of Christmas, the coming Christ. Subscribe at reframemedia.come/advent.

God’s Word Goes On ~ Many of us struggle with over-scheduling and repeatedly find ourselves over-committed. Yet we often wonder, “If I’m not around to do it, who will?” Join Groundwork in studying 2 Kings 2:1-18 to learn more about our servant participation in God’s kingdom work. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

Giving Tuesday is November 28, a day to support your favorite non-profit organization. Love INC appreciates your financial donations and ask you to consider this ministry on this day. Donations can be made:
On-line via the website at: loveincnwa.org
Stock donations
Mail or bring a check to: Love INC, 4621 – 135th Avenue , Hamilton, Michigan 49419
Support Love INC by selecting Love INC NW Allegan County as your “Amazon Smile” non-profit
Thank you for helping your community ministry and for your support through prayers, financial support and volunteering. For more information or a tour of the ministry contact the Love INC office at 269.751.2533

Kids Corner MVP ~ In this classis episode Lucille starts her program for broadcast on WLZR, Liz’s radio station. One of her callers is Colleen, a basketball player, who is sick of her parent’s attention. But Rite O’Dell, a famous player, helps Colleen to see that having supportive parents is really a blessing. Check out KC”s Gifts of Kindness Advent Calendar and Devotional (www.kidscorner.net) and invite your whole family to join you in giving daily gifts of kindness.

World Renew Gift Catalog ~ This Advent season, you can stand in the gap with people in need by following Jesus into the lives of the poor through the World Renew 2017-2018 Gift Catalog. Have fun together while giving gifts that are meaningful and powerful in this world and the next by helping people who live in scarcity to embrace the fullness that God intends for them. Checkout the gift catalog at worldrenewgifts.net or call 800.333.8300 to get your printed copy.