Weekly Bulletin 3/05/2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

”God commands us to “remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy” (Exodus 20:8, NIV).  This is meant as a blessing, not a burden.  So welcome to worship, to rest and to celebration.”

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Blessings

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~

Ten Thousand Reasons

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance

Noisy Offering ~ Hand2Hand Ministry

(PreK – 5th grade are dismissed for Sunday School)

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Luke 14:1-24 (pg. 1621)

Message ~  The Master Makes A Terrible Guest

Tithes & Offerings l HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Revelation Song

Offering Prayer  ~ Kurt Dykstra

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,158

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Here I Am

Sending Praise


Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra and Michele Dykstra


6 pm –Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Worship Leader ~ Mr. Adam Vander Stoep



Morning Service ~ This morning we begin our Lenten journey to the cross.  Pastor Jake will lead us in worship.

Sunday School Classes will  meet today.  Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the worship service; Middle School and High School will meet in the Youth Room following worship.

Coffee Fellowship is back!  Join with your church family following the morning service for refreshments in the fellowship hall and see the updated church kitchen.

Evening Service will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  Mr. Adam Vander Stoep will lead the worship time.

Community Cantata ~ Practices for the Community Cantata at Hamilton Reformed Church will be this afternoon at 4:30 pm.  Anyone who would like to be part of this cantata is invited to the practice.

Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, March 8.  The Youth Group will be serving supper from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and entertainment and raffle will follow at 6:30 pm.  Come out and support our youth as they work for their mission trip to New York this summer.

General Fund offering for February 26  was $3,320.00.  We give praise to God for his faithfulness to HCRC.


Today:  March 5 ~ First Sunday of Lent

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

                  Offerings  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                  Noisy Offering ~ Hand2Hand Ministry

                  Sunday School, Pre-K – 5th Grade

                 Story:  Lent Puzzle – Candles

 10:50 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

 6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service at Hamilton Reformed

Worship Leader:  Mr. Adam Vander Stoep

Monday, March 6

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Wednesday,  March 8

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Fellowship Supper

6:30 pm ~ Cadets meeting – Clubhouse

6:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Fellowship Activities

Sunday,  March 12

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

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

                  Offerings:  HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                 Noisy Offering ~ Hand2Hand Ministry

Sunday School Pre-K – 5th Grade

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

6 pm ~ Evening Worship – Hamilton Reformed Church      


Requested & Expanded Announcements

March 5, 2017

March Fellowship Night will take place this week Wednesday, March 8.  The Youth group will be serving a meal (ham, turkey, bread & dinner rolls, veggies and dessert) from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Following the meal there will be entertainment and a raffle.  All proceeds will to go the High School Youth Group Mission Trip to New York this summer.

Cadets we will be meeting this Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Cadet Clubhouse.

Family Bowling ~ The church bowling night will soon be happening.   A $10 ticket includes two games of bowling and show rental.  This event will take place on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 pm at Zeeland Bowling Lanes.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall.

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 your mailbox.  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 the church office at 751.8877.

Thank you church family for your “pocket change”.  We were able to collect $538.55 for the months of January and February to help purchase diapers for the children at the King’s Children’s Home in Belize, Central America.

Noisy Offering ~ For the months of March and April our “pocket change” will go towards the Hand2Hand Ministry.  Through this ministry volunteers assemble food bags for children to take home so that they have food for the weekend.  This ministry helps children in the Hamilton school system in a confidential way and also in many other school districts.  Hunger hurts for children of all ages.   Thank you for giving of your “pocket change” so children do not have to go hungry.

Offerings ~ Our February General Fund offering was $11,577.36; Faith Promise Mission Support – $769.00; Building Fund – $325.00;  Classis Holland Tithe-of-Tithe – $1,158.

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 ~Forty:  Devotions for Lent” is available free to all in the CRC through the Digital Library (crcna.org/Library).  This devotional explores the biblical motif of “forty” through the stories of Noah, Moses, the exodus, Elijah, and Jonah.  All of these narratives foreshadow the gospel – they are reminders of Easter morning in the light of the “forties” that have come before.

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 the event and all who will attend.  This week, pray for keynote speaker Harvey Carey.  Pray that God will inspire him as he plans his message and prepares for Inspire 2017, and for conversations he will be part of at the event.

Annual Day of Prayer ~ Join members of the Christian Reformed Church nearby and around the world in prayer on Wednesday, March 8, the denominational Annual Day of Prayer.  Gather with your church family or pray individually, asking God’s blessing upon the world, our nation, crops and industry and the church worldwide.

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.  The Today Devotional are available on the Welcome Table as you make your Lenten journey to the cross.

Thank You Hamilton CRC very much for your continued faithfulness in giving to and serving alongside Love In the Name of Christ.  Your love and service are an inspiration and bring Glory to God!  ~Love INC Board