Weekly Bulletin 2/07/16

Sunday, February 7, 2016

“We welcome each one to God’s house. As we gather to draw near to God, may we also draw near to those worshiping with us.”

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ Shout To the Lord

Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone

Jesus Paid It All

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance ~ Psalm 103:8-12 ~ Laura Dykstra

Noisy Offering ~ Sunday School project

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

Morning Prayer ~ Tom Tucker

God’s Word ~ John 4:1-42 (pg. 1651)

Message l Look and See Jesus ~ The Savior of the World

Offering Prayer ~ Fred Mireles

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,470

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ How Great Thou Art

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Fred Mireles and Michele Dykstra


6 pm – Evening Worship Service

Message: Our World Belongs to God: Stanza 52-54

Scripture: Romans 13:1-17; Revelation 13

Offering: GATE After School Ministry



We extend Christian sympathy to Brad, Michelle and Gabby Shook in the death of their father and grandfather, Wayne Shook, who passed away this past week. May God give comfort to this family.


Lent Communion Service ~ Next Sunday we will have the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. In this week let us prepare our hearts for Lent and our participation for Holy Communion. We will also celebrate the baptism and profession of faith of Judi Rice and Matt Thies and the profession of faith of Nicole Oetman. A thank offering will be received for Faith Promise Mission Support. You are also asked to bring non-perishable food items as part of a sacrifice for Lent.

Sunday School Classes will meet. Pre-K – 4th grade will meet during the worship service; middle school – high school will meet following worship. Next Sunday classes will not meet.

Fellowship Night will be this Wednesday, February 10. The Youth Group will be serving a special Valentine meal of BBQ Pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Following the meal there will be entertainment, a silent auction and raffle. Join in for this fun night and help the youth raise funds for their mission trip to New York in 2017.

Community Breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 8 am in the church fellowship hall. Everyone is invited for breakfast, fellowship and a time prayer.

Pinewood Derby Race ~ Join in on a great car race. The Cadets are looking for anyone to challenge them to the Pinewood Derby Race on Wednesday, February 24. Car kits are available on the Welcome Table. The Council will be serving a pizza supper from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Race time is at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.   Everyone is welcome.


Today: February 7

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 Man

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

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter

Offering: GATE After School Ministry


Tuesday, February 9

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Wednesday, February 10

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Valentine Fellowship Dinner

6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Valentine Activities

6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Cadets meet in the Cadet Building

Thursday, February 11

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

6:30 pm ~ Women’s Bible Study

Sunday, February 14 ~ Communion Worship

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time in the Council Room

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

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                Faith Promise Mission Support

6 pm ~   Evening Worship Service ~

Offering: Back to God International Ministry

Advance Notices

Monday, February 15 – 6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Saturday, February 20 – 8:30 am ~ Men’s Breakfast

Wednesday, February 24 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night

Requested & Expanded Announcements

February 7, 2016

Thank You for your gift to Christian Reformed World Missions. God calls us and our joyful response is to go and make disciples for Him. Through His Spirit your gift has changed lives in:

West Africa – The Lord is working through the ministry of a missionary in Muslim West Africa. In recent months especially, the missionary has seen a growing sense of discontent with the Islamic faith and curiosity about what it means to follow Christ.

Kenya – A teacher named Nicolus learned to see creation through a biblical lens at an Educational Care workshop. Thanks to his leadership, his school now enjoys a rich environment with trees, flower beds, and clean school grounds.

Mexico – Missionaries recently hosted a leadership training event for several churches near Tijuana. Now these churches are working together in their community to serve in God’s Kingdom.

Your financial support and prayers are greatly appreciated for World Missions.

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 at 8 am. 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 a pizza supper from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The race will follow at 6:30 pm. The Cadets invite everyone to be part of the race by building a car from the kits 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.

February Church Newsletter ~ A correction in the Mission notes in the February Observer. The sentence(We are happy to report that at the end of 2015 we were able to send out to each of our missionaries the sum of $3,200 from our Faith Promise receipts) should have read (We are happy to report that at the end of 2015 we were able to send out to our missionaries the sum of $3,200 from our Faith Promise receipts). The $3,200 was the total sent out, not the amount for each missionary.

Ash Wednesday ~ The 40 day season of Lent which leads up to Easter begins February 10 with Ash Wednesday. There are actually 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter but Sundays do not count as part of Lent since the atmosphere and themes of Lent – repentance, denial, sacrifice, reflection – do not fit the resurrection spirit of Sundays. On February 10 you are invited to begin Lent with an Ash Wednesday Service at the Hamilton Reformed Church sanctuary at 7 pm. Those who desire it will receive the administration of ashes on their foreheads, a sign of sin, impurity, brokenness and darkness.

Community ~ The Hamilton Family Pharmacy at the Hamilton Food Center has “free” vitamins for children. Stop in, fill out a form and take the vitamins home. Questions call 269.751.8428.

World Renew Disaster Response needs your help. The Holland Deacons’ Conference is coordinating volunteers from Holland area churches to travel to Detroit the weekends of February 18-20 and 25-27 to make the basements of elderly and disabled flood victims safe and livable again. Our goal is to rehabilitate 20 homes during those two weekends. If you can join this team (even for one or two days), contact Mark Hoekman at markjohnhoekman@gmail.com or 616.510.1913 for a World Renew application. Construction skills are welcome, but willing hands and hearts are primary. Thank you for volunteering to help.

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.

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.

Mission Opportunities ~ Keep these opportunities in your prayers

Mexi-Connection Young Adult Team ~ Dave & Blanca Gifford, missionaries in Mexico City, are hosting a team of young adults to experience the culture, sights and community of college-age students in Mexico From July 9-18. If you are interested in this short-term cultural immersion experience go to crwm.org/Mexi-connection to learn more or apply.

Love Teaching and Writing ~ Come and support World Renew’s Cambodia staff by helping them learn better English and to creatively share stories of transformation. This exciting volunteer opportunity includes visits to ministry sites within Cambodia to meet World Renew partners. For more information go to www.worldrenew.net.

Teach in Asia ~ Teaching English classes in Asia brings learners in contact with the church and opens doors to share Christ love with others. World Mission invites volunteers to spend 4-8 weeks in the early summer of 2016 to Go and Tell. Additional details can be found at www.crwm.org.