Weekly Bulletin 3/23/2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

“Welcome to this time of worship.  Let us approach the throne of grace with openness and love that we may all realize God’s presence and power.”


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Gathering ~ Lead On O King Eternal

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Pastor John

Praise Song ~ Step By Step

God’s Greeting & Our Shared Greetings

He Leadeth Me

Count of members for casting of lots

 I Need Thee Every Hour

Offering | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Collecting Affirmation Ballots


Service of Confession ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~ Ephesians 1:7 ~  Jaclyn Driesenga

Mikveh Water ~ Ray Vander Laan

Mission  Moment ~ Casting Lots for New Leaders ~ Dave Visser

Thanksgiving Prayers ~ Elder Mark Essink

*Praise Song ~ According to Thy Gracious Word

God’s Word ~  Mark 14:32-42 (p. 1580)

Message | Gethsemane ~ The 5th Cup

Ray Vander Laan ~ That the World May Know

God’s Blessing

May the Grace of Christ Our Savior

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt & Michele Dykstra


 6 pm –  Evening Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor John Byker

Scripture: Matthew 5:3-12 (p. 1501)

Message:  Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Offering:  HCRC Youth Director

Mission Moment DVD:  Peacemaker Ministry 




New Addresses:                  Garry & Marian Nyboer

1511 Ashtyn Woods Parkway

Zeeland, MI  49464

Home:  616.741.9138                                     Cell:  269.267.4395


Rev. Wes & Ellen Van Dyk

220 A Avenue #68

Kalona, IA  52247

Former pastor Wes VanDyk received our card and love gift, and appreciates our ongoing prayers during his cancer treatment!


Evelyn Christine Barnum, daughter of Jon & Suzanne, was born on Tuesday, March 18!   We have an opportunity to share our welcome gifts in the baby gift basket in the fellowship hall.


Judi Rice is having surgery this Wednesday at Allegan Hospital.




Ray Vander Laan leads us this morning to “Gethsemane” and Jesus’ agony there in the Lenten journey to the cross. (Mark 14)


Leader Selection will be held during our worship service today as we cast lots for God to choose our next elders and deacon:

Nominated for two new elder positions:

Berend Bergman                Harlan Elshuis    Wes Lemmen

Mark Nyboer       Tom Tucker


Nominated for one new deacon position:

Dennis Burke       Kurt Dykstra                          Bob Greving

Paul Kloosterman                Dave Schierbeek                 


Peacemakers ~ At 6 pm Pastor John teaches on this Beautitude.


Death of a Son~ At 6:30 for this Wednesday Night Fellowship, Rev. Mike Sollom shares about his son’s death at 24 from

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cancer.  Mike is an ordained pastor/musician living in Holland.

Council is serving pizza-n-pop at our 5:30 meal.  All welcome!


Alpha Outreach ~ Over 40 people came for Thursday’s Alpha night.  This coming Thursday may be your last opportunity to “try” an Alpha Meal-n-Movie before the groups are finalized.


April Newsletter items are due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

March 23, 2014


The Search Team is beginning to review pastor profiles.  If anyone in the congregation would like to submit      a name of a pastor they would like the team to consider, please pass the name on to Wes Lemmen.

Church Bowling Night ~ Join in on a fun night of bowling with your church family and friends on Thursday, April 10 at Zeeland Bowling Lanes starting at 5:30 pm.  Your $10 ticket includes two games of bowling and shoe rental.  Sign-   up in the fellowship hall to receive your bowling ticket.  We need more bowlers to make this night possible.

The Baby Basket is out and waiting for welcome gifts to baby Evelyn Christine Barnum, daughter of Jon & Suzanne Barnum who was born on Tuesday, March 18.  Welcome this precious gift from God by placing a gift in the basket in the fellowship hall.

Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study will meet Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium in Zeeland.  We will discuss lesson 6.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will be on Tuesday, April 1 at 10 am.  We will review lessons 1-5 in our book of Esther.  We will when meet on April 15 and discuss lesson 6.

April Newsletter information is needed today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Cookies!  Cookies!  ~ We are in need of cookies for our church fellowship time following the morning service.  If you would be willing to donate store-brought or home-made cookies sign-up in the fellowship   hall for a Sunday.

Thank you for saving your Spartan UPC labels and empty beverage cans with a Michigan deposit on.  The labels help purchase books for our church library and the Michigan deposit refund helps the GATE After School Ministry.

Volunteer Opportunities at Hamilton CRC~ We are in need of nursery attendants for the morning service, ushers for the morning service and greeters for the evening service.  If you would be willing to help out in any of these areas of ministry sign the sheet in the fellowship hall.

Pizza Ranch in Hudsonville will be donating 10% of sales to Lakeshore Quest Ministries on Tuesday,

March 25 from 5-8 pm.  Come out for a great pizza buffet and support a great ministry.

Fundraiser ~ Amanda Wilson (daughter of Mark & Sandi Nyboer) and her husband Tommy, along with their one-year-old son Rogan, are leaving in April to move to Durango, Mexico for six months.  They will be partnering with missionaries already in Mexico handing out free, clean water, leading discipleship classes and Bible studies, building strong relationships with people, and teaching English by using Bible stories.  If you would like to support them and learn more about their trip, a Pig Roast Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 5 from 5 – 7 pm at the Overisel Hall (4706 – 142nd Avenue)  Come out for a great meal and support this family on this mission experience.

Mission Work ~ World Renew has a mission opportunity for a spring or summer work trip to help disaster survivors repair their homes.  Many locations are available in Florida, Texas, New Jersey and more.  Each location is unique and the details vary, but your help is needed in each community where World Renew DRS is working to help people recover.  Contact 800.848.5818 or drs@worldrenew.net to get started.

Christian Reformed World Missions in Mexico ~ Praise God that five adults in Guadalajara who were   recently baptized as new believers in Christ Jesus.  Praise God that their profession also means that some children now have two Christian parents.  Pray that these new believers and their families will continue growing in their relationship with Christ.

Prayer Opportunities:  Each Sunday at 9 am (Council Room) and each Wednesday at 7 am (Sanctuary)