Weekly Bulletin 12/21/14

Sunday, December 21, 2014

“On this fourth Sunday of Advent we think about God’s gift to us in Christ.  What love God has for each of us!  And what love we should have for one another.  Welcome to this time of worship!

 Worship Leader:   Pastor Jake Porter

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering ~ Days of Elijah

Welcome & Announcements

The Advent Candle

Praise Songs ~  O Come, O Come Immanuel

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Confession and Assurance ~ Isaiah 9:6&7

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Zena Walters

Ministry Celebration ~ Release Time ~ Amy Klanderman

Morning Prayer ~ Pastor Jake Porter

God’s Word ~ Luke 22:7-30 (p. 1637)

Message l  Jesus’ Last Passover –

                            The Promise of the Kingdom of God

Prayer of Application

Service of Communion ~

              Come For the Feast Is Spread

              Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

Offering Prayer ~ Larry Meiste

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Faith Promise Missin Support

Offertory ~  The Wonderful Cross

Sending Song ~ Blest Be the Sacred Covenant Love

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Larry Meiste and Zena Walters


6 pm –   Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Ron De Young

Scripture:  Revelatoin 1:9-20

Message ~  The Majesty of Christ

Offering: Love INC Food Pantry


 Andrew Dykstra, Michele Dykstra and Avery Calkins will be traveling to Florida on Friday, December 26 with the Hamilton High School Band for a music performance.  They will be returning on December 31.  Remember them and the entire band in prayer for traveling safety and health as they represent the Hamilton Community.

 Joyce Suh, our missionary to Camobodia, had surgery this past Tuesday at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok.    Pray that the results of the surgery will be favorable and recovery and treatment will be positive and for Joyce’s mother from Canada who came to take care of the children during this time.

Thank you to our Sunday School teachers, helpers, children and youth for presenting the Christmas program last Sunday.


 Morning Worship Service,  will be led by Pastor Jake Porter.  We will celebrate Holy Communion.  Anyone who is a beliver in Christ is welcome to participate in this sacrament.  As we look forward to the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, we also reflect on his death and coming again.

Evening Worship Service tonight will be led  by Rev. Ron De Young.

Christmas Day Worship will be held at 9:30 am on Thursday, December 25.  An offering will be received for World Renew.  Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Community Evening Worship we will held next Sunday, December 28 at 6 pm at our church.  Invite a friend or neighbor to join us as we reflect on the year and look forward to a new year.

Recycle ~ After you have enjoyed your Christmas greeting cards why not recycle them.  The Teen Living on Campus can use them for various crafts.  A Christmas card recycling container is in the fellowship hall for your donations.


 Today:  December 21 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

9:30 am ~ Communion Worship Service ~ Pastor Jake Porter

                                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                                                                                Faith Promise Mission Support

                                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

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

                                                                Offering:  Love INC Food Pantry

Wednesday, December 24

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

Thursday, December 25

9:30 am ~ Christmas Day Service ~ Pastor Jake Porter

Offering:   World Renew

Sunday,  December 28

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Thom Daubenspeck

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                6 pm ~ Community Worsip Service at HCRC


 Advance Notices

Wednesday, December 31  – Sr. Breakfast – 8:30 am

Monday, January 5, 2015 – 6:30 pm – Executive meeting

Monday, January 5, 2015  7:15 pm – Elders meeting


Requested & Expanded Announcements

December 21, 2014

 December Worship Services ~ 

December 21 – 9:30 am – Communion Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

Communion Offering: Faith Promise Mission

6 pm – “The Majesty of Christ!”    Worship Leader:  Rev. Ron De Young

December 25 – 9:30 am – Christmas Worship Service ~ “A Savior Has Been Born!”

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter                    Offering:  World Renew

December 28 – 9:30 am –  “My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation”

Worship Leader:  Rev. Thom Daubenspeck

6 pm – Community Testimony Service

Sunday School classes will not meet today or December 28.  We will resume class on January 4.

Newsletter ~ Articles for the January newsletter are due next Sunday, December 28 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Yearbook 2014 ~ If you would like to order a Christian Reformed Yearbook for 2015 sign the order sheet in  the fellowship hall. This book lists all the churches of the CR along with ministers.  Books will arrive mid-  January and cost $14.

Recycle your Christmas Cards ~ Teens Living on Campus can use your used greeting cards for crafts  throughout the year.  Your donations may be placed in the container by the church mailboxes.  Any  questions contact Sandi Nyboer.

Chili Cook-Off and Bread Bake-off ~ Our church’s annual Chili Cook-off and Bread Bake-off will be held on   January 28.  Start looking for a great recipe.  Sign-up will begin the first week of January.

Love INC ~ Has God gifted you with a passion to help people in need?  Love INC is seeking candidates for  the Hamilton L.I.F.E Skills Program Leader position.  This is a 14-16 hour-a-week position providing   leadership and staff support of the L.I.F.E (Learning In Finances and Everyday) Skills Program primarily on   Thursday afternoons / evenings in Hamilton and one day a week in the Hamilton office.  Job description   and qualifications can be found at www.loveincnwa.org or contact Jean at loveincje@frontier.com.

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.

Hearts & Hands for Honduras ~ Use your hearts and hands with World Renew and its partner ministry Diaconia Nacional on their community improvement  projects in Honduras.  Work alongside local  laborers by building latrines, pilas and general construction.  Details can be found at www.crwm.org.    Pray that this need may be met.

Merry Christmas from World Renew ~ World Renew would like to wish you a blessed Christmas as we   remember the birth of our Savior.  In the midst of the turmoil and crisis in our world, we can place our   hope in Jesus.  We can also extend Christ’s hope by giving a gift to those who are living poverty.  Thank      you for your gifts to World Renew through the Gift Catalog program and through your church offerings   to help those who need it most.  To find out more, visit worldrenew.net

A Christmas Prayer ~ As you gather with friends and families for Christmas celebrations remember to say a  prayer for those who struggle to find the “merry” in Christmas.  Pray for our military families, families  who have an empty chair at the table, the homeless and so many others who are dealing with various kinds of struggles.  Also say of prayer for our missionary families who are spending the Christmas season  away from their families.