Weekly Bulletin 2/12/17

Sunday, February 12, 2017

 “We worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Grace and peace be with you all as we come before God.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Hallelujah Your Love Is Amazing

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Forever Reign ~ Jesus Messiah ~

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

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 9 (pg. 1608)

Message ~  The Mountain Top

Tithes & Offerings l HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ You Are My King – Amazing Love

Offering Prayer  ~ Dave Visser

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ To God Be the Glory

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Dave Visser and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton CRC

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Scripture:  Philemon

Message~ Partners for Reconciliation



Remember those of our church family in need of prayers for health issues, relationship issues and many other needs. We have a God who cares and hears – we just need to pray.


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 we will worship with Hamilton Reformed Church at our church at 6 pm.   Join for this time of worship.

Baby Basket ~ Gifts and cards may be placed in the Baby Basket through today for Ellie Oetman.  These expressions of love will be given to Ellie this week as we say welcome to our church family, you are a precious gift from God.

Hamilton High School Women’s Chorale will be part of our worship service on Sunday, February 19 at 6 pm.  Join us for this special time of praise and singing and supporting these girls as they sing.

Pinewood Derby ~ The Cadets will be hosting the Pinewood Derby Race on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm in the church fellowship hall.  They are inviting everyone to participate in this fun race and determine who can create the fastest car at HCRC.  Car kits and information is available on the Welcome Table.   Planning to see you at the races on February 22.  The Fellowship Meal will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Newsletter ~ Information for the March church newsletter is due February 19 and may be placed in the newsletter box.


Today:  February  12

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

       Story:  Good Samaritan

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

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service –   Rev. Jacob Porter

                                          at Hamilton CRC

Wednesday,  February 15

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

Sunday,  February 19

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                              

              Hamilton High School Women’s Chorale

Requested & Expanded Announcements

February 12, 2017

 Cadets our Pinewood Derby Race will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm in the church fellowship hall.  Be sure to get your race car ready for the great race of the year.  A pre-race supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Racers ~ If anyone would like to participant in the Cadet’s Pinewood Derby Race they can obtain a race car kit at the Welcome Table.   The race will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm.

Fellowship Night ~ Our February Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, February 22.  A pre-race meal will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  At 6:30 the Cadets will be racing their Pinewood Derby cars in the fellowship hall.  Come and cheer on all our racers and enjoy a great meal!

Drivers Needed~ The middle school youth are in need of someone to take them to the area youth group event (MOB) on Wednesday, March 1.  If you can help out please contact Sandi Nyboer.

Calendar ~ The Youth Group will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Dinner on Wednesday, March 8.  The meal (ham, turkey, bread & dinner rolls, veggies and dessert) will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Following the meal there will be entertainment and a raffle.  All proceeds will go to the High School Youth Group Mission trip to New York this summer.  Mark this date on your calendar and help support our youth.

Family Bowling ~ The Youth Group will be hosting a Family Bowling Night on Friday, March 31 at Zeeland Bowling Lanes.   Sign-up in the fellowship hall or contact Zena Walters.  The ticket cost of $10 includes two games of bowling and shoe rental.  Come out and enjoy a great night of bowling with your church family!

That The World May Know Weekend Series will be held on Friday, March 17 (7 – 9 pm), Saturday, March 18 (9 am – 4 pm), and Sunday morning service, March 19 at 9:30 am at our church.  The series will explore the week of Jesus life from Palm Sunday to Easter in the context of the city of Jerusalem.  There is no cost to attend, but you do need to obtain tickets at eventbrite.com.

Women’s Kayaking ~ Outdoor Discovery Center naturalists will lead us in the basics of kayaking.  This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  Cost is $10 per person.  If you are interested in attending sign-up in the Fellowship Hall or contact Zena Walters.

Community Fundraiser ~ The Crazy Horse Restaurant in Holland is going to have a fundraiser for Love INC on Monday, February 27.  They are donating 20% of lunch and dinner profits to Love INC.  Added to that Johnson Controls INC of Holland is going to match every dollar raised!  Sound “crazy” – no it is not.  Ya’all come out and invite your friends – give the cook in your house a night off and support Love INC.    Also, this fundraiser will take place again on Tuesday, April 11, the first day that Crazy Horse Restaurant will reopen after a big remodel.

Spring Community Cantata ~ You are invited to join Hamilton Reformed in singing a cantata on Sunday, April 23.  Practice will begin on Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Spread the word to all who enjoy singing.  For more information contact Randy Poll at rtpoll77@yahoo.com.

Love INC Training ~ Has God placed a burden on your heart to serve people in your community?  Love INC is offering their Basic Training on February 28 and March 7 at the Hamilton office.  This training covers:  What is Love In the Name of Christ, culture of poverty training, understanding and working with a diverse population, problem solving skills and more.  These trainings will equip you to volunteer in Allegan, Hamilton and Pullman office or mentor at one of our Life Skills.  Love INC’s mission is to mobilize the church to transform lives and our community in the Name of Christ.  Participants wishing to attend the training and use these new skills within their church or community are welcomed to join us.  Please contact Jean at loveincje@frontier.com or 269.751.2533, ext. 107.

Love INC Volunteers ~ Families of L.I.F.E. (Learning in Faith and Everyday) Skills Program sponsored by Love INC needs mentors to walk alongside them and volunteers willing to invest in their children so parents can focus on learning new skills.  All locations, Pullman on Tuesday morning, Allegan on Tuesday evening, and Hamilton on Thursday evening need volunteers in the Children’s Ministry.  You set the frequency of volunteering per your schedule (once a month, weekly for four weeks, once every six weeks, etc.)  Please contact Eloise at loveinceg@frontier.com or 269.751.2533, ext 112 if you can help as either a Children’s Ministry volunteer or as a mentor.

Train Show ~ The Railroad Club Benefit Train Show will take place on Friday, March 3 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, March 4 from 9 am – 2 pm at the Overisel Reformed Church.  Cost is $4 per person or $12 per family.  The show will feature a large operating HO Train Layout, Train Swap and Shop and Refreshments.  This fundraiser is hosted by the Overisel Reformed Student Ministry.

Sportman’s Club ~ Beast Feast – The Year of the Turkey will be held at Overisel Reformed Church on Saturday, March 11.  The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a Wild Game Potluck.  Complete details of the evening are available on the Welcome Table.

Digital Library ~You’re Invited” is available free to all in the CRC through the Digital Library (crcna.org/Library).  This one-week devotional helps parents or caretakers explain what the Lord’s Supper is all about, get children ready to participate and encourage the whole family to respond in gratitude for this very special gift of God.

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 this event and all who will attend.  This week, please pray for keynote speaker Ann Voskamp.  Pray that God will bless her as she prepares for Inspire 2017, and as she speaks and interacts with people at the conference, and pray for those who will hear her there.

Sunday School Children ~ Thank you so much for your donation to Love In the Name of Christ!  Your support of this ministry enables our staff and volunteers to offer a “hand up” to those that are struggling.  It also allows us to offer a bit of hope, to teach, to mentor and to share a word about the love of God with each of our clients.  Thank you for impacting the lives of so many with your gift.  We ask that you continue to pray for the peace, hope and joy of those we serve and pray that our volunteers and staff might be the hands and feet of Christ as we minister in His Name.   Your continued faithful support is a source of great encouragement to all of us here at Love INC.  Thank You for your “pocket change”!