Weekly Bulletin 4.05.15

Sunday, April 5, 2015

 Christ is risen!  Hallelujah!  A joyous welcome to all as we gather with Jesus’ closest friends at his empty tomb.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~

Welcome & Announcements

Praise Songs ~  Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Because He Lives

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Matthew 28:1-15 (p. 1549)

Message l  He Is Risen!  Do You Believe It?

Offering Prayer ~ Jerry Prince

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,660

Offertory ~  Lord I Need You

Always and Forever Love – The Rest of the Story

Sunday School Children Pre-K – 4th Grade

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Christ Arose

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Jerry Prince and Esther Vander Laan

6 pm –  Community Easter Hymn Sing

Worship Leaders:  Mr. Jake Porter, Rev. Tom Dekker

Song Leaders:  Mr. Randy Poll, Paul Bosch, Tom Tucker

Musician:  Mr. Mark Driesenga

Offering:  Love INC



Thank You to those who have placed a flower in the sanctuary in memory of a loved one for this Resurrection Sunday.  After our evening service today you are encouraged to take your plant home or share with others.


Christ Is Risen~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship on this Easter Sunday.  The Sunday School children will be part of the service with the program, Always and Forever Love ~ The Rest of the Story.

Easter Hymn Sing will be held tonight at 6 pm at Hamilton CRC.  Join us as we sing the songs that Jesus lives!

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet Tuesday, April 7 at 10 am in the Council Room.  We will discuss lesson 2, Living Godly Lives.  Our next meeting will be April 21.

Church Family Bowling Night  is this week Tuesday, April 7 starting at 5:30 pm at BAM Bowling Lanes (478 E. 16th Street – Holland).   Your $10 ticket includes two games of bowling and shoe rental and the private bowling room.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall today so we know how many bowling lanes need to be reserved. This event is sponsored by the High School Youth Group.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm. at Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 1 in our new study book of Elijah and Elisha.

Sunday School classes will not meet April 5 or April 12 due to Easter and Spring Break.



 Today:  April 5 ~ Easter Sunday

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

6 pm ~ Community Easter Hymn Sing

Offering:  Love INC

Monday, April 6

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

 Tuesday, April 7

                10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – Lesson 2

5:30 pm ~ Church Bowling Night – BAM Bowling Lanes

7 pm ~ Sign Language Class

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study – Lesson 1

Wednesday, April 8

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  April 12 – Cadet Sunday

9 am  ~  Prayer Time in the Council Room

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

                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                      Cadet Ministry

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering:  Christian Reformed Home Missions

Advance Notices

Tuesday, April 14 ~ 3 pm – GATE After School Ministry

Saturday, April 18 ~ 8 – 9 am – Community Breakfast

Monday, April 20 ~ 7 pm – Council meeting

Wednesday, April 22 ~ 5:30 pm – Fellowship Night

Thank you ~ Your gifts and offerings for the month of March for World Renew are helping DRS volunteers  reach North American families, offering hope to those struggling to recover from a disaster.

Easter Community Hymn Sing will be hosted by our church tonight at 6 pm.  Randy Poll and Mark  Driesenga will lead us in singing.  The offering will be for Love INC.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 10 am.  We will discuss lesson 2 “Living Godly Lives”.  All ladies are welcome to join us for this study on Titus and Philemon.

Church Bowling Night will be held on Tuesday, April 7 starting at 5:30 pm at BAM Bowling Lanes (478 E. 16th       Street – Holland). We will be able to use the private room for our bowling night.  Join your church family and friends for a fun night of bowling.  For a $10 ticket you will be able to bowl 2 games and receive       shoe rental.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall to            receive your ticket today.  Even if you are not bowling you         can still come and be part of the fun.

Sign Language Classes will begin this week Tuesday, April 7 starting at 7 pm.  If you would like to learn the basics of sign language sign-up in the fellowship hall.  The class will be held for six weeks.  There is no cost to attend, but donations are appreciated.  If you have any questions, contact Zena Walters.

Cadet Sunday will be held next Sunday morning.  The Cadets theme for this year is “Branded With Christ”  based on Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God withal your heart and with all your soul and with      all your strength.”  A special offering will be received for the Cadet Ministry at the morning service.


Ministry Opportunity ~ Love INC is in need of volunteers for the office in Allegan.  These volunteers would      serve as loving listeners / caring support to those in need of assistance with local pantry supplies.  Tasks  include answering phone calls, interacting with clients and giving out vouchers.  Training and support is   offered.  Ministry days are Tuesday, 1 – 4pm and Thursday, noon – 3 pm at the First Baptist Church.   For more information call 269.751.2533.  Let your light shine in our community.

Love INC Class ~ “Putting Your Past In Its Place And Moving On” class is being taught by Love INC staff at  Haven Reformed Church in Hamilton.  Please join this community class if you would like to learn this  material and share with your church or if you would like to learn how to deal with your past.  This class is part of the L.I.F.E. Skills Program and it will be taught on Thursdays for 10 weeks starting April 9 from  7 pm to 8pm.  Please contact us at [email protected] to register.

Hungry for Christ is part of the Simply Give campaign  sponsored by Meijer Store (16th Street – Holland).  A  letter explaining the campaign is available on the Welcome Table.

Home Missions ~ Pray that God will provide necessary resources to allow Christian Reformed Home   Missions to support local congregations and campus ministries throughout the United States and    Canada.  Keep Christian Reformed Home Missions in your prayers as they seek to join God’s mission in   spreading and strengthening the Gospel throughout North America.

Serve in Honduras ~ Christian Reformed World Missions is looking for someone to support local ministry activities of a small group of churches.  This volunteer will accompany local ministry leaders in leading  Bible studies, Sunday School and other activities that engage young people in following Christ.  For information on this opportunity email Lisa at [email protected].

Heart to Heart of Love INC is accepting spring items for the resale store.  Donations may be dropped off  Monday – Thursday (9:30 am – 5:30 pm); Friday (9:30 am – 5 pm); Saturday (9:30 am – 2 pm).  Donations of clothing, books, decorations, collectibles, furniture and other goods are greatly  appreciated.  Also be sure to check out the inventory of items for sale.  Profits from the store supports  the ministry of Love In the Name of Christ.

Right to Life 5K Walk / Fun Run For Life will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 10 am at Lawrence Street Park  in Zeeland.  Pledge sheets can be downloaded at rtlofholland.org.  Walkers and Runners with pledges  will be entered into the prize drawing and all walkers who raise $50 or more receive a T-shirt and all  runners will receive a Finisher Medal.