Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, October 8, 2017

“I am the Lord… who brought you out of … slavery,”
says God. “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy” (Exodus 20:2,8). Welcome to God’s gift of rest and freedom.

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Sarah Farkas

Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~ Thy Word
Be Thou My Vision ~ I Surrender All
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
New Member Welcome ~ Robert Boes
Noisy Offering ~ World Renew Gifts
Sunday School ~ (Pre-K – 5th grade dismissed)
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Harley Elshuis
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Faith Promise Pledge Cards
Offertory ~ Your Love Never Fails
God’s Word ~ Mark 2:13-18 (pg. 1554)
Message ~ Jesus, Friend of Sinners
Song of Response ~ O Come To The Altar
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis

6 pm ~ Evening Service
at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church

Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter


Dawn Meiste will be having surgery on Thursday, October 12. Remember her in prayer through this surgery.

We welcome Robert Boes into our church family. His membership has been transferred from Hillcrest Christian Reformed Church in Hudsonville. Bob’s address is:
360 W. 40th St., Apt. 112
Holland, Michigan 49423
Phone: 616.795.1370

Today we commit our support to our missionaries through our Faith Promise Pledge. Remember each of our missionaries through prayer, financial and encouragement:
Jon & Melissa Barlow (TeachBeyond – Philippines)
Rev. Jonathan & Minet Fischer (New Hope Church – Maine)
Rev. Mike & Gina Johnson (Ascending Leaders – Texas)
Rev. Ruth Lemmen (Resonate Mission – China)
Sandi & Mark Nyboer (Teen Life – Hamilton Middle School)
Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh (Resonate Mission – Cambodia)
Rev. Ray & Esther Vander Laan (That The World May Know)


Morning Service ~ This morning, Rev. Sarah Farkas will lead us in worship for this Mission Sunday. Rev. Farkas is a chaplain at the Allegan County Jail working through Forgotten Man Ministry. Faith Promise Mission Pledge cards will be received during the offering.

Evening Worship Service will be held at 6 pm at our church. Pastor Jake will lead the worship service. Next Sunday evening Rev. Tom Dekker will lead the worship service.

Fellowship Night will be held Wednesday, October 11. Supper is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm; with activities at 6:30 pm.

Offerings for September 24:
General Fund ~ $1,833.00
Building Fund ~ $345.00


Today: October 8 – Mission Sunday
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Rev. Sarah Farkas
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Faith Promise Pledge Cards
Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 5th Grade
Story: Saul
Fellowship Time follows worship service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Wednesday, October 11
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night Supper
6:30 pm ~ Cadets
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group meeting
6:30 pm ~ Israel Mission DVD

Sunday, October 15
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade
10:45 am ~ Congregational meeting
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ HCRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker

Requested & Expanded Announcements
October 8, 2017

Mission Week ~ This morning Rev. Sarah Farkas will lead us in worship. Rev. Farkas is chaplain at the Allegan County Jail. Faith Promise Pledge cards will also be collected during the morning offering. As we renew our commitment to missions let us remember each of the missionaries that we have pledge to support.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, October 11. A supper will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm; activities will be from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Join us for a great meal and fellowship.

Cadets we will be meeting this Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm at the clubhouse. We will be doing a Bible lesson, craft and merit badges. Remember our camp-out is October 20-21.

Youth Group will be meeting this Wednesday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8 pm. Remember the Silver Ring Thing is on Sunday, October 15. We will meet at church at 5 pm. The event is in Grand Rapids from 6 – 8 pm.

Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 15 (date change) following the morning service. We will be voting on hiring Zena Walters as a part-time youth leader. A detail letter explaining this proposal is available at the Welcome Table. If you are unable to attend this meeting you can contact any elder for an absentee ballot.

Trunk-or-Treat ~ As an outreach to the community our church will be hosting Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday, October 31 from 6 -8 pm in the church parking lot and fellowship hall. To make this possible we are in need of volunteers to organize the event and help out. You are welcome to decorate your vehicle and pass out candy, help with games and just give the kids a safe place to come. Also needed is donations of candy and snacks. If you have a corn-hole game, ladder game or know of other games to play, please let Zena Walters know. If you are willing to help in any way with this community event, please let Zena Walters know.

Budget 2018 ~ Church Committee Chairpeople remember to turn in your budget for 2018 by October 13. If you have any questions on this please contact Scott Nyboer or Lori Essink.

Cake Mixes ~ Love INC in Pullman is in need of 240 cake mixes for their Thanksgiving Baskets. How many boxes of cake mix can our church provide? A collection box is in the fellowship hall until October 29 for your donations. Help fill our donation box.

Same Kind of Different As Me is a movie that depicts the life of a homeless drifter (Denver Moore), a wayward husband (Ron Hall) and a forgiving wife (Debbie Hall) and the unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together. As Denver says, “Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” The Holland Rescue Mission will be showing the movie at 7 pm, 7:15 pm and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 18 at the AMC Holland 8 Theatre (12270 James Street – Holland). For tickets go to www.hollandrescue.org/events. This is a great opportunity for church members to see the movie and start to dream about how you can make an impact to the “somebodies” in your life. And remember “Whether we’s rich or whether we’s poor, we’s all homeless working our way back home” (Denver Moore).

Spiritual Characteristics of Teens Webinar ~ Join Faith Formation Ministries for part one of the free webinar series about the spiritual characteristics of teens on Tuesday, October 10 at 1 pm EST. The two-part webinar series will explore what makes teens “tick” spiritual and how that impacts them, their families and the church’s ministries. This one-hour webinar will be led by Ron Devries, who serves as both a Faith Formation Ministries Regional Catalyzer in Alberta and as the Christian Reformed Church’s Youth Ministry Catalyzer. To register for this free webinar, visit network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/spiritual-characteristics-teens-webinar.

Did you Know? October 6, 1950 was sixty-seven years ago that the Hamilton Christian Reformed Church was organized as a CRC congregation.