Weekly Bulletin 1/18/15

Sunday, January 18, 2015

“Welcome to this house of worship.  We are one family, united in our heavenly Father and our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.”

 Worship Leader:   Mr. Jake Porter

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering Praise ~ Blessed Be Your Name

Welcome & Announcements

Praise Songs ~  In Christ Alone

Great Is Thy Faithfulnses

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confesion and Assurance

Words of Assurance ~ Psalm 130:3-4 ~ Trey Nyboer

Community Ministry ~ Q-Place DVD

Children’s Blessing ~

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

Children, Pre-K – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Luke 18:35 – 19:10 (p. 1630)

Message l  The Art of Noticing

Community 2015 Series

Offering Prayer ~ Kirk Tyler

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Ocean Where Feet May Fail

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Benediction Song

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kirk Tyler and Michele Dykstra


 6 pm –   Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

Scripture:  Psalm 2

Message ~  Our World Belongs to God:  Stanza 3

Offering: Right to Life of Holland



 Julia Menken has moved to Providence Health Center (285 N. State Street, Zeeland – Room 315).  Remember her in prayer for this transition.

Thank You ~ It is difficult to find words to express how thankful our family is for your prayers, support, visits, cards and the endless expressions of love shown to our family throughout the truly difficult journey of John’s lengthy illness and passing.  It has been a comforting blessing to each of us.

~Corrie Judge and Family

Thank You ~ We appreciate very much the cards and visits from the congregation at the passing of Nancy’s brother, Jerry Van Slooten.  It means much to us.                                                               ~Berend & Nancy Bergman


Baby Basket ~ Let’s give a warm welcome to Charlie Elizabeth, infant daughter of Renae Turner, who was born on January 5.  The baby basket will be in the fellowship hall for “welcome gifts” until February 8.


 This morning  Pastor Jake will continue with the Community Q-Place series focusing on The Art of Noticing (Luke 18:35-19:10).

Offering ~ The ministry offering today is for Right to Life of Holland.  January is observed as Sanctity of Life.  Let us remember this ministry with our gifts as they work to educate people that life begins at conception.  Please mark your giving envelope “Right to Life” and place in the morning or evening offering.

Chili Cook-Off & Bread Bake-Of wil be held on Wednesday, January 28.  If you would like to enter your best chili or bread sign-up in the fellowship hall today.



 Today:  January 18

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

                                                Sunday School:  Pre-K – 4th grade

                                                Story:  A Bad Hair Day

                                                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:  Right to Life of Holland

Monday, January 19

7 pm ~ Council meeting

 Tuesday, January 20

                3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

 Wednesday, January 21

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6 pm ~ Worship Planning Team

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, January 22

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Sunday,  January 25

                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:  Christian Support Ministry

Advance Notices

Wednesday, January 28 – 8:30 am –Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest

Wednesday, January 28 ~ 5:30 pm  – Fellowship Night

Wednesday, January 28 ~ 7 pm – Praise Team


Requested & Expanded Announcements

January 18, 2015

 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 ~ Our church has been asked to provide cookies for the Community Service on February 22 at    Hamilton High School.  If you would be willing to donate home-made or store-brought cookies please   sign the sheet in the fellowship hall.

Newsletter ~ The February Observer articles are due next Sunday, January 25 and may be placed in the   newsletter box in the narthex.

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.  Also we will be needing everyone to help taste the variety   of chili’s and breads that are being entered for the contest.  Come and join us for this fun evening starting at 5:30 pm.   Trophies will be presented at 6:45 pm.

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 this 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.

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.

Fundraiser ~ “Do It For Daniel” Fundraiser will be held on Monday, January 19, 5 -9 pm at the Pizza Ranch in  Hudsonville.  Daniel Olson, an all-state football player who suffered with depression and anxiety took his  own life in 2012.  His family along with Michael & Kammi Berens (son of Ken & Verna) are trying to educate and take the stigma away from mental illness.  They are telling the story of a small town and  how they rallied behind football to heal the entire community.  Go to www.DoItForDaniel.com for more    information.  Show your support and let the Olson family and Michael & Kammi serve you at Pizza                Ranch on January 19.

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.

Mission Trip in 2015 ~ Start planning your 2015 mission trip with World Renew Disaster Relief Response  Services and spend a week repairing disaster-damaged homes for those in need!  Accommodations vary  between site and the cost is approximately $0-$25 per day, depending on location.  Go to               worldnew.net/drs or call 800.848.5818 for more information.

Holland Classis ~ The Gathering, the Church at Benjamin’s Hope in Holland, has started in-home Bible  studies.  Pray for the Holy Spirit’s blessing on the groups as they meet together and pray that God will bless this new ministry of the Gathering in addition to their weekly worship services.


 20 15 Community Series

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

January 11 ~    The Art of Spiritual Conversation

2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2

January 18 ~    The Art of Noticing

Luke 18:35 – 19:10

January 25 ~    The Art of Praying

February 1 ~    The Art of Loving

Community Pulpit Exchange:  Rev. Doug Baker

February 8 ~    The Art of Listening and Asking Questions

February 15 ~  The Art of Welcoming

February 22 ~  9:30 am – The Art of Sharing

Community Service at Hamilton High School

Guest Speaker:  Mr. Jeff Kline – Q Place Ministry

Offering:  Love INC

Joining with ten churches of the community to glorify God together:

Benthiem Reformed Church                                  Dunningville Reformed Church

East Saugatuck Christian Reformed                     Gibson Christian Reformed

Harvest Christian Fellowship                                 Hamilton Christian Reformed

Hamilton Reformed Church                                   Haven Reformed Church

Overisel Christian Reformed                                   Overisel Reformed Church