Weekly Bulletin 3/30/2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

“Welcome to this time of worship.  The doors of this house of God are open to one and all.  Today we praise God as brothers and sisters in Christ.”


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Jake Porter

Gathering ~ O Lord, You’re Beautiful

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Praise Songs ~

It Is the Cry of My Heart

Amazing Love

Above All

God’s Greeting & Our Shared Greetings


Service of Confession ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~ Psalm 130:7-8 ~  Nick Kloosterman

Prayer of Confession ~ Jenna Kloosterman

Morning Prayer


God’s Word ~  Mark 14:55-65 (p. 1581)

Message | Jesus Who Are You?


Offering Prayer ~ Matt Walters

Offering | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Here Is Our King


God’s Blessing

Here Is Our King ~ (refrain)

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Matt & Zena Walters


 6 pm –  Evening Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor Ron Lugten

Scripture: Luke 23:26-34 (p. 1641)

Message:  Father, Forgive Them

Offering:  HCRC Youth Director




Judi Rice had surgery this past Wednesday and is home recovering.  Remember her in prayer.


Dear Friends at HCRC,

It’s been about a year since I started having health problems and I shifted around to about 5 different places of care and experienced God’s care over me wherever I went.  But I want to thank you for all the cards, letters, calls and visits, wherever I was.  I really appreciate all those words and prayers of encouragement.  Thanks especially to Pastor John for his visits and prayers and also Jerry for his transportation.  Many others who know who they are but if I try to mention them I will probably miss some and I don’t want to do that.  Thanks again, especially for your prayers for my healing.  I love you all,

Ken Laninga




Pastor Jake Porter will lead us in worship this morning as we continue on our Lenten Journey through the gospel of Mark.


Tonight Mr. Ron Lugten will lead us in worship. Ron serves as the calling pastor at Hamilton Reformed Church and also as pastor at Twin Lakes Reformed Church in Kalamazoo.  He recently completed his commissioned pastor training plan and has been examined and approved for commissioning by the Zeeland Classis of the RCA.  He hopes to be officially commissioned this spring.


New Officebearers were selected last Sunday by casting of lots for two elders and a deacon.  Berend Bergman and Harlan Elshuis were selected as elders and Dennis Burke was selected for deacon.  The installation service will be held on April 27 at the morning service.


This Easter Season you are given the opportunity to place a spring flower in church in memory of a loved one or simply from your family.  A sheet is available in the fellowship hall for you to fill out your information.  Your plant should be at church by noon on April 19.


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 [email protected] 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)