Weekly Bulletin 1/29/2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

 The Holy Spirit has called us together for a time away from daily routines, to remember that God is supreme and walks with us in love.  Welcome!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Give Me Jesus

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~

Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

I Love You Lord

Amazing Grace – My Chains Are Gone

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance

Noisy Offering ~ King’s Children’s Home

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

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Luke 7:36-50 (pg. 1604)

Message ~  Sinful Woman Forgiven

Tithes & Offerings l HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Lord I Need You

Offering Prayer  ~ Harley Elshuis

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ To God Be the Glory

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis and Esther Vander Laan


 6 pm –Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Worship Leader:  Shaelee Boender



We extend sympathy to Dave & Jodi,, Chad, Denise and Courtny Schierbeek in the passing of their mother and grandmother, Winnifred Schierbeek this past Monday.  May God give comfort to the Schierbeek family.

Remember our home-bound church family through these winter months.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship as we continue in the book of Luke.

Sunday School Classes will meet today.  Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the worship service; Middle & High School students will meet following worship in the Youth Room.

Evening Service will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  Shaelee Boender will lead the worship service.  The February evening services will be held at our church.

Baby Basket ~ Ellie Oetman, daughter of Garret & Nicole, was born on January 17.  Let us give her a warm welcome to the HCRC family by filling the Baby Basket in the fellowship hall.  Your cards and gifts may be placed in the basket through Feburary 12.

Newsletter ~ The February Observer is available in your church mailbox.


Today:  January 29

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

                  Offering:  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                       Noisy Offering ~ King’s Children’s Home

                 Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th Grade

10:50 am ~ Sunday School classes for Middle & High School

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service –  Shaelee Boender

                                          at Hamilton Reformed Church

Monday, January 30

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Wednesday,  February 1

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Mitten Bee – Visser home

Thursday, February 2

1:30 pm ~ Classis Holland meeting – East Saugatuck CRC

7 pm ~ Heritage Cadet Counselors meeting – fellowship hall

 Sunday,  February 5

9:10 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

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

                Offering:  HCRC Ministries & Building  Fund

                          Noisy Offering ~ King’s Children’s Home

                  Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th Grade

10:50 am ~ Sunday School classes for Middle & High School

6 pm ~ Evening Worship – Hamilton CRC         

Requested & Expanded Announcements

January 29, 2017

Mitten Bee ~ This Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 – 8 pm we will again gather at the Visser home to make mittens for Love INC clients from wool sweaters.  Anyone who can work a scissors is welcome to come – there is a job for everyone along with fun and fellowship.

Classis Holland will be meeting on Thursday, February 2 starting at 1:30 pm.  Our church representatives  are Pastor Jake and Kim Van Order.

Cadets will be meeting on February 8 in the clubhouse from 6:30 – 7:45 pm.  Our Heritage Council Snow Derby will be February 11, meet at the clubhouse at 11 am and the Pinewood Derby Race will be on February 22 in the church fellowship hall at 6:30 pm.  A pre-race supper will be served starting at 5:30 pm.

Volunteers Needed ~ The Food Pantry is in need of a volunteer to help distribute food to the Love INC clients on Mondays from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm once a month.  If you would like to fill this need talk with Paul & Teresa Nyboer at 751.8450.

School ~ Parents interested in learning more about 2017-18 preschool and kindergarten at Holland Christian Schools are invited to come to the Discovery Nights on Tuesday, January 31 at South Side Elementary from 6 – 7:30 pm.  Childcare provided.  Parents interested in learning more about Holland Christian High School are invited to the High School Showcase on Monday, January 30 at 7 pm.  For more information contact Courtney Lampen at 616.820.2804 or [email protected].

Concert ~ The Singing Crusaders Male Chorus of West Michigan under the direction of Rev. Dr. Daniel Gillett will have a concert at Bentheim Reformed Church on Sunday, January 29 at 6 pm.  Come, sit relax and enjoy a night of great sacred music.

Live-In Home Supervisor ~ The 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 packet by phone at 616.494.6050 or email at [email protected].

Digital Library ~ “Our Faith: Ecumenical Creeds, Reformed Confessions and Other Resources” is available free to all in the CRC through the Digital Library (crcna.org/Library).  This resource brings together, for the first time, all the confessional standards and other official doctrinal statements of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America.

Pray for Inspire 2017 ~ Inspire 2017 is a conference to connect people from across the 1,000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers and conversation.  As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 3-5 in Detroit, Michigan, please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend.  Registration opened last week: please pray for those organizing and taking in registrations, and for those registering or thinking about it.

Thank You ~ Last month a group of interested TeachBeyond members gathered to reflect on how we could advance the cause of transformational education around the world.  This is TeachBeyond’s  core  mandate:  we are called to pursue the Great Commission through an education that embraces the good news that God is willing to transform, not just reform, our hearts and minds in Christ.  The Christmas story highlights this inner transformation as we think of God becoming flesh in order that Christ can live in us.  TeachBeyond members are witnesses to the light and love of the Savior of Bethlehem through the life of Christ in them.  And you are part of this global witness as your partner with Jon & Melissa Barlow.  Thank you for igniting and fueling this vital ministry through your gifts and prayers through your Faith Promise offerings.