Weekly Bulletin 2/28/2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Christ’s light shines in our darkness; God’s love conquers hate; Spirit-given faith is stronger than fear. So we gather to praise the all-poweful Lord of Life.  Welcome to this time of worship!


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ Here I Am To Worship

Shine Jesus Shine  ~ Be The Centre

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance ~ Romans 10:9 ~ Grace Kloosterman

Noisy Offering ~ Sunday School project

(children, Pre-K – 4th grade, are dismissed for Sunday School)

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ John 9:1-41 (pg. 1664)

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

Offering Prayer ~ Harley Elshuis

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

~ Matthew McCrory and Sandi Nyboer ~

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Lord Have Mercy

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis, Esther Vander Laan

 6 pm – Evening Worship Service

 Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Scripture: Revelation 21:1-22:5

Message l Our World Belongs to God: 55-56

Offering: Christian Reformed World Missions


Thank You for the cards and your kind words of sympathy after the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Henry Bleeker. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated.

Barb Bleeker, Tim & Cheryl Bleeker Family

Don Folkert Family, Paul & Teresa Nyboer Family

Pray for the families who loss family and friends in the mass shooting last weekend in Kalamazoo. Through the mountains and valleys we have a God who is there for us.


Morning Service ~ Pastor Jake will lead us in the series on the Gospel of John, Look and See Jesus ~ The Light of the World. This evening we will continue with The World Belongs to God.

Sunday School Classes will meet today. Pre-K – 4th grade will be dismissed during the morning worship service; 5th – 12th grade will meet following the worship service.

Praise Leader ~ This morning we welcome Andrew Nelson as part of our Praise Team. The Worship Team is interviewing him for the position of Praise Leader.

Prayer Time ~ Next Sunday evening, March 6 at 6 pm we will have a time of prayer with the Hamilton Reformed congregation at our church.

March Fellowship Nights will be held on Wednesday, March 9 and March 23. March 9 will include a supper starting at 5:30 pm; the Pinewood Derby Race will begin at 6 pm and the Prayer Service for Crops and Industry will be held on at 6:45 pm. The March 23 Fellowship Night will be hosted by the Youth Group and include a supper, entertainment and auction.

Newsletter ~ The March Observer is available in your church mailbox. Many important events coming in March.


Today: February 28

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

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Sunday School for Pre-K – 4th grade

Story: Crown of Thorns

10:45 am – Sunday School for 5th – 12th grade

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering: Christian Reformed World Missions

Monday, February 29

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, March 1

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

6 pm ~ Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday, March 2

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Pinewood Derby Race in the fellowship hall

Thursday, March 3

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

6:30 pm ~ Women’s Bible Study

7 pm ~ Men’s Bible Study

Sunday, March 6

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time in the Council Room

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

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~   Evening Prayer Service with Hamilton Reformed

Offering: Love INC

Advance Notices

Wednesday, March 9 – 5:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night

Wednsday, March 9 – 6 pm – Pinewood Derby Race

Monday, March 14 – 6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Requested & Expanded Announcements

February 28, 2016

 Thank You ~ We give thanks for the hands and feet that pulled together on Saturday morning for the Family Breakfast. We missed some faces on Saturday morning. Due to the large presence in the last Emmaus Walk from this congregation and the area from both men and women, we felt the need to continue to have fellowship open to the whole church family. This of cource includes you if you have not taken your Emmaus Walk and we encourage you to bring a friend. We had friends from the outside the congregation as well and we are thankful that they were able to come early and share. We look forward to seeing you next month on March 19 at 8 am for breakfast in the church fellowship hall. Thanks again to everyone who helped with the breakfast.

Fellowship Night ~ Our next Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, March 9. A pizza supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The Cadets will be having the Pinewood Derby Race at 6 pm and at 6:45 pm there will be a Prayer for Crops and Industry. Be sure to come for this night.

Meals ~ A new schedule for Meals for the Walters Family is available on the Welcome Table. These meals are very much appreciated while Zena is undergoing chemo treatments.

Evening Hymnsing will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 6 pm and led by Laura Clark & Company.

Ladies Guild Bible Study ~ New study books and Spring session calendars are in your mailboxes. We begin on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 am in the Council Room. All ladies of all ages are most welcome to join us, no preparation is required. If you would like to join us in this study on Colossians, contact Naomi Olson for a study book.

Town Hall meeting will be held on Sunday, March 20 following the morning service. The Council will be bringing the congregation up-to-date on a few items of the church.

Heart to Heart Store of Love INC is willing to accept your donations of gently used clothing, household items, toys, games and miscellaneous items. Your donations may be brought to the Heart to Heart Store in Hamilton, Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm. Your donations are very much appreciated and helps the ministry of Love INC.

Rehoboth Christian School is bringing their 55-member choir to Michigan. They will perform at Harderwyk CRC on Monday, March 28 at 7 pm. This will be a great night of music. If you would like to host a couple of the students please contact Mary Johnson at [email protected] or 505.870.2454.

Thank you for your devotion to your brothers and sisters in Christ with your gift to World Renew’s ministry in response to poverty, hunger, disaster and injustice around the world. You are providing life-changing opportunities for individuals, families and entire communities. This not only includes assistance in times of disaster or emergency, but also helps people overcome poverty, hunger and injustice for the long-term. Because of you, farmers are being trained in techniques to help improve crop production. Because of you, parents are growing in their knowledge of how to help their young children survive and grow strong. And because of you, adults who never had the chance to read are attending literacy classes that will expand their opportunities for gainful employment and grow their faith as they can read the Bible. Thank you for joining us in ministry!