Weekly Bulletin 2/26/17

Sunday, February 26, 2017

”Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Romans 1:7, NIV).

9:30 am ~ Morning Communion Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Trust In You

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~

Take My Life and Let it Be  ~    Great Is Thy Faithfulness

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance

Noisy Offering ~ King’s Children’s Home

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Luke 12:1-12 (pg. 1616)

Message ~  Trust In God

Service of Communion ~ How Beautiful

Tithes & Offerings l HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Faith Promise Mission Support

Offertory ~ Christ Is Enough

Offering Prayer  ~ Tom Tucker

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ To God Be the Glory

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Tom Tucker and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton CRC

Worship Leader:  Rev. Kayla Fik

Message l Visions and Voices

Scripture ~ II Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9



Home-bound communion visits

Thursday, February 23

9 am – Harriet Meiste (Lakeside Vista – Holland)

9:45 am – Charles Volkers (Rest Haven – Holland)

11 am – Wilma Schierbeek (home)

Sunday, Februay 26

1 pm – Julia Menken (Providence – Zeeland)

2 pm – Hazel Geurink (Royal Park – Zeeland)

Whether we are in the church to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion or in our homes Christ died, Christ arose, and Christ lives for each of us.

Remember Bob Boes (Kris’ Porters grandfather) in prayer as he is recovering from an infection.

Thank you church family for your prayers, concerns and many acts of kindness shown to me throughout my health struggle.  Each day I am gaining strength!                                            ~ Chad Schierbeek


 Morning Service ~ This morning we will have the celebration of Holy Communion.  All who have asked for the forgiveness of their sins are welcome to participate in this sacrament.

Sunday School Classes will  not meet today, but will meet next Sunday, March 5.

Evening Service ~ Tonight at 6 pm Rev. Kayla Fik will lead us in worship.  Our brothers and sisters from Hamilton Reformed will join with us.  For the month of March we will be worshiping at Hamilton Reformed Church.

Community Cantata ~ If you have the gift for music consider being part of the Community Cantata.  Practice will begin today at 1:30 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  The cantata will be held on Sunday, April 23.

General Fund offering for February 19 was $3,781.00.  We give praise to God for his faithfulness to HCRC.


 Today:  February  26 ~ Celebration of Holy Communion

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

           Offerings  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                               Faith Promise Mission Support

                            Noisy Offering ~ King’s Children’s Home

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service –   Rev. Kayla Fik

Wednesday,  March 1

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

Sunday,  March 5

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

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

              Offerings:  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                                    Noisy Offering

6 pm ~ Evening Worship – Hamilton Reformed Church                   


Advance Notices

Monday, March 6 – 6:30 ~ Executive meeting

Monday, March 6 – 7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Wednesday, March 8 – 5:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night


Requested & Expanded Announcements

February 26, 2017


Thank You ~ The Cadets say “thank you” for your support in the Pinewood Derby Race held on Wednesday night.  The results of the night were:

Cadet Race – 1st – Hunger Willingham,  2nd – Brady Walters,                  3rd – Gavyn Walters

Counselor Race:    1st – Kurt Dykstra      2nd – Dave Schierbeek

Fastest Race Car:    Trey Nyboer

Thank you Cadets for a fun night for the church family to enjoy.  We pray that the Cadet ministry here at HCRC may continue to plant seeds in these young boy’s hearts.

Church Newsletter ~ The March Observer is available in your church mailbox.

March Fellowship Night ~ 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 ~ Join your church family on Friday, March 31 for a “bowling night”.  The night begins at 7:30 pm at Zeeland Bowling Lanes.  The $10 ticket includes two games of bowling and shoe rental.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall.  This is great night provided by the youth group.

That The World May Know Weekend Series, led by Rev. Ray Vander Laan 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.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin their Spring Session on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 am at the church in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be a six session study titled, “Jesus, His Triumph Over Death”.  Guild members will find the new study books and the spring calendar in their mailboxes next Sunday.  Thinking of trying a Bible study?  Well, all ladies of all ages are invited and most welcome to join us in fellowship and learning, or just come visit.  We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10 am.  There is no preparation required.  If you need a study book, contact Lori Essink at the church office at 751.8877.

Spring Community Cantata ~ Do you have the gift for singing?  Your voice is needed in the Community Cantata.  Practice will begin this afternoon, February 26, at 1:30 pm at the Hamilton Reformed Church.  Join us as we praise the Lord with our voices.  Randy & Tami Poll will be directing the cantata and plans are for the cantata to be held on Sunday, April 23.

Love INC Fund Raiser ~ Please note the date of the Love INC Fund Raiser has been changed.  On Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, April 11 Crazy Horse Restaurant is donating 20% of their lunch and dinner profits to Love INC.  Added to that Johnson Controls INC of Holland is going to match every dollar raised!  Reserve these two dates on your calendar and come out to support a great cause.

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 ~The Day of Christ’s Return:  What the Bible Teaches, What You Need to Know” is available free to all in the CRC through the Digital Library (crcna.org/Library).  In this book, Andrew Kuyvenhoven sorts out facts from fiction, offering a Reformed perspective on the rapture, the millennium, dispensationalist, the antichrist, the tribulation, and more.

Inspire 2017 ~ Registration is open for Inspire 2017.  Need inspiration for your ministry?  Would innovative tools empower you?  Could you be fueled by great worship?  Join others from US and Canadian Christian Reformed churches at Inspire 2017, from August 3-5 in Detroit, Michigan.  Insights, tools, conversation, prayer and worship is being planned to POUR INTO YOU so you can be renewed in your service to your church and community.  Register at crcna.org/Inspire2017.

Mission Project ~ Be part of a home-building project in West Virginia!  The Holland and Zeeland Classis are working in partnership with World Renew to build a new house “foundation to finish” for a family in West Virginia who lost their home in the devastating floods of June 2016.  The project begins April 17 and will finish May 19.  We need skilled and general labor volunteers who can serve a week or more during that period.  Accommodations will be in a local church.  Building materials are provided, but donations are needed to cover travel and food expenses for those who serve.  Call Dale Compagner (616.893.5750) for more information.

World Renew ~ Even after the skies have cleared and the storm has passed, the damage from a tornado, flood or hurricane can feel unbearable for people who have lost most of their belongings, homes or even loved ones – but you can help.  Your prayers and financial support will provide vital services months and years after disasters.  Go to worldrenew.net/drs, call 800.848.5818 or email at drs@worldrenew.net to learn more.

Focus on the Cross ~So, what are you going to give up for Lent?”  Has anybody ask you that question? Lent does involve self-denial, but it’s much more.  It’s a season to focus on the hope of Jesus Christ.  Refresh, Refocus and Renew your faith during Lent.