Weekly Bulletin 3/08/15

Sunday, March 8, 2015

“God has promised to be our God and to let us be his people.  May we focus confidently on the blessing of such a loving relationship as we worship God today.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ What Wondrous Love Is This

Welcome & Announcements

Praise Songs ~  The Wonderful Cross / In Christ Alone /

Near the Cross

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance

Words of Assurance ~

Children’s Blessing ~

“May the Lord bless you as we worship and grow together.”

Children Pre-K – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Matthew 19 (p. 1528)

Message l  Kingdom Life ~ Self-Sacrifical Love

Offering Prayer ~ Ray Schrotenboer

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Take My Life and Let It Be

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Agnus Dei

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Ray Schrotenboer


6 pm –   Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jake Porter

Scripture:  Genesis 1-2:3

Message ~  Our World Belongs to God:  Stanza 9

Offering:  World Renew



Remember in prayer the needs of our church family and friends.  Den Overbeek (radiation treatment); Harriet Meiste (leg infection);  Donna Gillespie (cancer);  Joyce Suh (recovery from surgery); Lisa Byker (cancer); our elderly family and others who are dealing with health and life struggles.

Donna Gillespie (friend of our church) has been discharged from the University of Michigan Hospital with brain and lung cancer.  Doug & Donna have returned to their home on Beaver Island at this time.  They plan on returning to the Holland area sometime in the future.  They covet your prayers.

Lisa Byker (daughter-in-law of Pastor John & Kathy) is experiencing new challenges due to the brain tumor even though the tumor has not grown.

Many needs to lift before our Lord!

Thank you ~ This thank you is so long overdue.  We would like to say “thank – you” for the gift towards the Turning Point Ranch.  We are so very thankful.  Sorry our minds were pre-occupied during the holiday season.        ~Bob & Kim Greving


 This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship as we continue our Lenten Journey through the gospel of Matthew.

Tonight Pastor Jake will continue the series on the Our World Belongs to God with verse 9.    Our minsitry offering will be for World Renew.  Following the service everyone is invited to Pastor Jake & Kris’ home for coffee fellowship.


 Today:  March 8 ~ Lent

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

Sunday School:  Pre-K – 4th grade

             Story:  This Will Tear You Up! – The Torn Kingdom

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

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

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

                       Offering:  World Renew

                7:15 pm – Coffee with the Pastor Jake & Kris

Tuesday, March 10

               3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Wednesday, March 11

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Dinner

6:30 pm ~ Prayer Service for Crops and Industry

7:30 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, March 12

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Sunday,  March 15 ~ Lent

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

          Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

           Sunday School Classes

        10:45 am – Congregational meeting

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Jake Porter

                Offering:  World Renew

Advance Notices

Monday, March 16 – 7 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, March 17 – 10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study

Wednesday, March 18 – 5:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night


Requested & Expanded Announcements

March 8, 2015

 Coffee With the Pastor  will be held tonight at Jake and Kris’ home.  The coffee pot will be on and you are  invited to come and discuss ideas, concerns, comments or questions about our church.

Fellowship Night will be held this Wednesday, March 11.  A supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.   At 6:30 pm we will meet in the sanctuary for a time of prayer asking for the blessing of God on our   farms, our factories of all types, our fire and police protection services, our EMT’s, our vast  transportation networks, everything from the pizza delivery person to the huge container ships from  overseas, our pharmaceutical and medical businesses, the banking and insurance industry, in other  words everything that affects our physical and economic life.  Our Lord commanded us to ask for our  daily bread.  Join us this Wednesday evening to come together in obedience to his command.

Fellowship Supper everyone is asked to bring a dish to share for Wednesday, March 11.  Hamburgers and  Hot Dogs will be available.

Cadets ~ The Heritage Council is holding the Pinewood Derby Finals / Cadet-a-rama on Saturday, March 14 at  Vreisland Reformed Church.  Racing starts at 11 am.  Lunch will be available.  Come on out, cheer on   the racers and see some of the things different Cadet clubs have been working on this year.

Ladies Guild Bible Study ~ The spring session will begin on Tuesday, March 17 at 10 am in the Council   Room.  Our study will be “Titus and Philemon”, no preparation required.  All ladies, of all ages, are  welcome to  join this session.  Contact Naomi Olson (751.7174) for a study book.  We will meet on the  first and third Tuesday morning of each month with our study concluding on May 19.

Congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, March 15, following the morning service for the casting of      lots of officebearers.  Those nominated for a three-year term for elder are:  Kurt Dykstra, Paul Nyboer  and Tom Tucker.  Those nominated for the office of deacon are:  Paul Kloosterman,  Scott Nyboer, Dave  Schierbeek, and Matt Vander Bok.  The first name drawn for deacon will be for a two-year term; the  other two names drawn will be for a three-year term.  In doing this we will never have more than two deacons leaving office at the same time.   Let us ask for the leading of the Holy Spirit in this activity for the glory of our Lord and the blessing of our church.  If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots of  affirmation are available from any elder.

March Conference ~ Join with others on a Journey Through the World of Jesus.  This conference will be led  by Rev. Ray Vander Laan on Friday, March 20 (7-8:30 pm), Saturday, March 21 (9 am – 4 pm) and  Sunday, March 22 (9:30 am worship service) at Hamilton CRC.  Registration must be made by March 8.

Sign Language Classes will begin on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm in the church fellowship hall.  Throughout these six weeks you will learn the beginning basics of sign language.  The teachers will be Anita McAvoy,  Patrick McAvoy and Michelle Shirey.  There is no cost to attend, but donations are greatly  appreciated.   If you are interested in learning sign language, sign-up in the fellowship hall.  If you have questions  contact Zena Walters.  Let’s use our hands to speak of God’s love.

Cookie Donations are needed for the seminar at our church on March 20, 21 and 22.  If you would be  willing to donate, please sign your name on the sheet in the fellowship hall.

Q-Place Workshop ~ As an aid to following up on the seven week community series, The Arts of Spiritual  Conversations, Haven Reformed Church is hosting a workshop resource on Saturday, March 14 from 9 am – 12 noon.  The QPlace (Question Place) workshop will explore the obstacles we face today in      making disciples and offer a doable disciple making strategy that allows any ordinary follower of Jesus to  get involved in the mission of God.  Jeff Klein will facilitate this workshop.  All area churches are invited   to attend.  To register go to www.havenchurch.com.  The cost of the workshop is $10.  This workshop is being held at and hosted by Haven Reformed Church.

Free Webinar ~ Join Rev. Martin Vellekoop on March 25 for “Disagreeing Agreeably:  Practicing Grace   Instead of Exerting Control”.  This free, one-hour webinar is designed for any Christian who desire to  grow in their own capacity to be a grace-filled presence in the middle of a challenging exchange.  For        more details, registration, and webinar handouts go to crcna.org/webinars.