Weekly Bulletin 1/31/16

Sunday, January 31, 2016

“As we gather before our Lord today, we extend the warmest welcome to all present. May you find encouragement and spiritual refreshment. May you leave with your burdens lightened or removed.”

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

Because He Lives;     Give Thanks

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance ~ Psalm 145:13-14 ~ Dean Porter

Noisy Offering ~ Sunday School project

(children PreK – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School)

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ John 3:1-21 (pg. 1649)

Message l Look and See Jesus ~ The Only Begotten Son

Offering Prayer ~ Larry Meiste

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Come To Jesus

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Larry Meiste and Esther Vander Laan


 6 pm – Evening Worship Service

 Message: Our World Belongs to God: Stanza 51

Scripture: Psalm 19

Offering: Love INC Food Pantry



Carol DeKorte~Eding had shoulder surgery on Friday. Remember her in prayer for a complete and speedy recovery so that she will be able to go to Washington to see her new-born triplet grandchildren soon.

Zena Walters anticipates having surgery on March 8 to remove the right side of her liver. Following the surgery she will recuperate and continue with chemo followed by another surgery to remove the remaining tumors.

Harlan Meiste is a patient at Holland Hospital undergoing test and medicine adjustments.

Bessie, a Love INC food pantry client, has asked for our prayers as she has stage 2 cancer and is receiving chemo treatments.

Margaret Scholten’s brother-in-law, Mike Boerman, passed away on Monday. Remember this family in prayer.

Your prayers are much appreciated for these items of concern along with many others needs to bring before the Lord.

Thank You Fellowship Team for your work in the planning of the Chili Cook-Off and Bread Bake-Off. What a great night of fellowship. See the February newsletter for the winners of this great event.


Communion Service will be held on Sunday morning, February 14. At this service we will also celebrate the baptism and profession of faith of Judi Rice and Matt Thies and the profession of faith of Nicole Oetman. We look forward to this celebration.

Sunday School Classes will meet. Pre-K – 4th grade will meet during the worship service; middle school – high school will meet following worship. Kids, remember your attendance in class is to important to the leaders.



Today: January 31

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

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

 Sunday School Pre-K – 4th grade

Story: Parable – Wise and Foolish Virgins

10:50 am ~ Sunday School – 5th – 12th grade

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter

Offering: Love INC Food Pantry

Monday, February 1

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, February 2

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Wednesday, February 3

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

Thursday, February 4

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

6:30 pm ~ Women’s Bible Study

Sunday, February 7

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time in the Council Room

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

 Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Sunday School for Pre-K – 12th grade

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter

Offering: GATE After School Ministry

Requested & Expanded Announcements

January 31, 2016

 Valentine Dinner hosted by the High School Youth Group will be held on Wednesday, February 10. A Valentine supper will be served from 5:30- 6:30 pm followed by entertainment. Mark your calendar for this special night. The proceeds from this evening will be for the Youth Mission Trip 2017 to New York.

Fellowship Breakfast will be starting up on Saturday, February 20. Everyone is invited to come for breakfast, a time of prayer and fellowship. We plan to meet each month on the third Saturday at 8 am in the church fellowship hall. Start your Saturday morning with a great breakfast and with prayer.

Fellowship Night and Pinewood Derby Race will be held on Wednesday, February 24. The Council will be serving up a pizza supper from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The race will follow at 6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to be part of the race; car kits are available on the Welcome Table.

Men’s Bible Study ~ Any men who would be interested in digging into the Word of God through a Men’s Bible study should contact Pastor Jake or Matt Thies.   Participation will determine the day and time so options are open.

Church Mission Trip ~ This June 16 – 22 our church will be sending out a team of workers to Logan, West Virginia to work on various projects and show the love of Christ. Pray for this team as they work on details for this journey and that plans will come together.

Classis Holland will be meeting on Thursday, February 4 at Central Avenue CRC in Holland. Our church  delegates will be Pastor Jake and Elder Tom Tucker.

Dishes ~ There are a few dishes in the fellowship hall by the church mailboxes that belong to someone.   Please check to see if these dishes belong in your kitchen.

Preschool Open House at Lakeshore Little People’ Place will be held on February 2. Come explore preschool options at Lakeshore Little People’s Place for the 2016-2017 school year. Our preschool programs offer high quality academic curriculum, religious instruction, developmental assessments and progress reports. The Hamilton Reformed location offers two or three day sessions in the morning or afternoon for three and four-year-olds. The Hamilton South location offers Preschool with wrap around childcare (full or half day) and the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) a free full day (M-TH) Preschool for those that meet income and age requirements. GSRP has no religious content. The open house will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church, February 2 from 5 – 6:30 pm (269.751.5422, ext. 2 or llpphamilton@gmail.com) or Hamilton South (next to Trestle Stop Restaurant) on February 2 from 6 – 7:30 pm (269.264.1261 or hamiltonsouth@gmail.com)

The Holland Korean Church (a ministry of the RCA and CRC) will celebrate a Korean New Year on Saturday, February 6 at Park CRC in Holland from 2 – 5 pm. There will be various events and music provided by the Korean group and Mark Driesenga. Everyone is invited to this celebration.

Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves ~ This workshop will provide ways in which your church can support its work for and with person with disabilities. On February 23, 7 – 9 pm at Hope Church (77 East 11th Street Holland) attendees will be able to choose workshops on the Americans with Disabilities Act and what it means for churches, supporting persons with depression and anxiety, meeting the needs of children and youth with disabilities and meeting the needs of older persons requiring long-term care. This event is sponsored by West Michigan Disability Advocates from the RCA and CRC. There is no cost for attending this event.

Free Webinar will be on February 16 with the topic of “Sending Young Disciples Into the World and Loving the Ones Already There”. Presenters Ron deVries and Helena Allan will explore how congregations can minister to high school students and preparing for graduation and offer tips on caring for students once they are in college. Details and registration for this free, one-hour event at crcna.org/webinars.

Volunteers needed to help our neighbors in Flint, Michigan ~ World Renew Disaster Response Services is encouraging potential volunteers to connect with its partner the Red Cross to help residents of Flint as they deal with the water crisis. Volunteers are needed for several weeks to help with door-to-door delivery of water, test kits, filters and other administrative duties. To volunteer to donate bottled water, visit the Volunteer Reception Center at 1401 S. Grand Traverse in Flint or call 517.702.3338 or email Victoria.fryer@redcross.org.