Weekly Bulletin 4/13/2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord!”

 (Matthew 21:9) 

Welcome to worship as Holy Week begins.


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor John Byker

Gathering ~ Hosanna

Welcome & Opening Prayer

~ Praise Songs ~

Hosanna Priase Is Rising

O Glorious Day

Lord, I Need You

God’s Greeting & Our Shared Greetings

Service of Confession ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~ Ezekiel 36:25-26 ~ Jenna Kloosterman

Mission Moment  ~ Pastor John

Morning Prayer ~ Elder Fred Mireles

Offertory Prayer ~ Fred Mireles

Offering | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ O What a Beautiful City ~ Mark Driesenga

God’s Word ~  Mark 11:1-20  (pg. 1572)

Message | Palm Sunday Triumph

God’s Blessing

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Fred Mireles and Kathy Byker



 6 pm –  Evening Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor John Byker

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20 (p. 1501)

Message| You ARE the Salt of the Earth

Offering:  World Renew

Mission Moment | “Healing Hearts” Ministry




Congratulations to Garett and Nicole Oetman on the birth of a baby boy, Braden Lee who was born on Wednesday, April 9 at Zeeland Hospital.




Pastor John leads our Palm Sunday service this morning as we reflect on Jesus’ “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem on a donkey.


Tonight at 6 pm Pastor John continues with Jesus` teaching in the Sermon on the Mount that “You ARE the Salt of the Earth.” 


Community Prayer for Our Crops will be held here tomorrow

April 14 at 9:30 am.  Music by Mark Driesenga, a meditation by Bernie Timmerman and prayer by area farmers for God’s blessing on the coming planting season.  Come be part of this!


Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study meet on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 7.


Good Friday Communion Service will be held April 18 at 7 pm.   Our offering will be received for Faith Promise Mission Support.


Join the men of our church for an 8 am breakfast at church this Saturday morning April 19 as part of your Easter week-end.


Easter Flowers for our Sanctuary ~ Take this opportunity to to bring a spring flower for Easter in memory of your loved one or just from your family.  A sheet is available in the fellowship hall to fill out your information.  Bring your plant by noon April 19.


Ray Vander Laan leads the 7 am Community Sunrise Service

on April 20 at Hamilton Reformed.


Billy Graham’s  special film, “HOPE through the Cross,” will be shown next Sunday night, April 20, at our 6 pm HCRC service.


America Perkins is cooking up her Mexican Meal specialities

for our 5:30 pm Wednesday Night Fellowship on April 23.


Mary Lourenco from Healing Hearts is our speaker at WNF on April 23 at 6:30 pm.  A ministry to women who had abortions.


New Leaders to be installed on April 27 at the 9:30 am service.


Jake Porter our Youth Director leads a Parent Resource Meeting on April 27 following our morning service here n the sanctuary.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

April 13, 2014


Sunday School classes will not meet on April 13 and 20 due to Spring Break and Easter.

A Community Time of Prayer for our famers and spring planting will be Monday, April 14 at 9:30 am at our church.  Everyone is welcome to come and spend time in prayer as a new season begins.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 15 at 10 am and discuss lesson 6, followed by a business meeting.  We will also be meeting on April 29 and viewing the DVD on Esther to complete our study.  A luncheon at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant will follow the meeting.

Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 19 in the church fellowship hall.  All men are welcome to start the morning with a great breakfast.

Cadets ~ We will be having our auction night on Wednesday, April 23 (change of date) at 6:30 pm at church.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, April 23.  A Mexican supper will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and activities begin at 6:30 pm.

The Baby Basket is out and waiting for gifts to welcome Braden Lee Oetman son of Garett & Nicole who was born on Wednesday, April 9.  Help welcome him to HCRC!

T-Shirts in memory of Jen McKinney are available to order in the fellowship hall.  Cost is $6 and available in    children and adult sizes.  You are also invited to the Rural Rush on May 30 in Overisel in memory of Jen.

Parents Resource Day ~ On April 27 immediately after morning worship, there will be a 30-minute meeting to assist parents of our church family.  Parenting is a tough calling and we often feel that we are alone but fear not!  There are many great resources available to us as we raise our children to the glory of the Lord.  Please join us to see what is available in our own library, and maybe ask some questions.

Mark your Calendars ~ A church potluck will be held on Sunday, May 18 after the morning service in the fellowship hall.  We will celebrate many things of the church including high school and college graduates and also another year of children’s Worship and Sunday School.  Plan to join us – details to come.

Right to Life of Holland Area will hold its 30th annual Walk for Life / 5K Run on Saturday, April 19 at Lawrence Street Park in Zeeland.  Registration begins at 9:30 am and the walk/run begins at 10 am.  For more details call 616.396.1037 or you can download the flyer at www.rtlofholland.org.

Hamilton Community Blood Drive will be Thursday, April 24 from 12 noon to 5:45 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission) meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more depending on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  For more information or to schedule an appointment (not required) visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:  Hamiltonreformed) or call 1.800.RED CROSS

Free Webinar will be April 23 for “Choosing Children’s Curriculum” presented by Jolanda Howe.  This webinar will provide practical tips on finding a curriculum that fits your church theology and context. For more details and registration for this free, one-hour event visits crcna.org/webinars.

Back to God Ministries International has been sharing the Gospel in Russia and the Ukraine.  You are invited to hear Rev. Sergei Sossedkin, the Russian language ministry leader, share ministry highlights and shed light on how the current events affect Christians.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 24 at 7 – 8 pm with coffee afterward at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church in Holland.  For more information contact 616.942.9383.

Bible League Spring Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 12 noon at the Harderwyk CRC in Holland.  The lunch will be catered by James Street Inn.  Karen Ming will be the speaker.  For reservations call Loie Capel by April 20.

Prayer Opportunities:  Each Sunday at 9 am (Council Room), and each Wednesday at 7 am (Sanctuary). A Prayer Team is also available after each morning service at the front of the sanctuary.