Weekly Bulletin 4/20/2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Alleluia!  Christ is risen! 

Welcome, everyone, to this joyous day!


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor John Byker

Gathering ~ Were You There

Welcome & Opening Prayer

~ Praise Songs ~

I Serve a Risen Savior

In Christ Alone

Christ the Lord  is Risen Today

God’s Greeting & Our Shared Greetings

Service of Confession ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~ Isaiah 53:4-5 ~ Andrew Dykstra

Mission Moment  ~ My Hope ~ Billy Graham

Prayer for God’s Word ~ Mark 16

God’s Word ~  Mark 16:1-8  (pg. 1584)

Message | Your Resurrection Response?

Morning & Offertory Prayer ~ Dave Visser

Offering | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Mercy Tree ~ Kris Porter

God’s Blessing

Up From the Grave He Arose

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~



 6 pm –  Evening Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor John Byker

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-5 (p. 1501)

HOPE through the Cross!

Offering:  World Renew

Mission Moment | Billy Graham Ministry





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.


The Kloosterman family is in court at 10:30 on April 24 for the custody of Nevada which is being contested.  Please pray!




Christ Is Risen!  Pastor John leads our Resurrection Worship  today as we conclude our year-long study of Mark’s Gospel.


Resurrection evening worship at 6 pm tonight features Billy Graham’s special production, “HOPE through the Cross!


Jenna & Grace Kloosterman and Caleb DeLong met with the

Council last Wednesday to profess their faith in Jesus!  Their public professions and Caleb’s baptism will soon be scheduled.


Fellowship Night this Wednesday, April 23, features a special Mexican supper, prepared by America Perkins, served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Mary Lorence from Healing Hearts, a ministry to women who experienced abortions, will be the speaker for the adult session.  The Cadets will have their annual auction.


Alpha Outreach meets Thursday, April 24, at 6 pm for a meal followed by the movie on “How to Study the Bible.”


Alpha Weekend at Gull Lake Retreat Center on the “Holy Spirit” goes from 6 pm April 25 through 6 pm April 26.  Call Kirk Tyler by this Tuesday if you can come.  Great leadership training.


New Council Leaders to be installed next Sunday, April 27, are  Berend Bergman, Dennis Burke and Harley Elshuis.


Jake Porter leads a Parent Resource Meeting in the sanctuary on

Sunday, April 27, following our morning service.


May Newsletter articles are due next Sunday, April 27 and may be placed in the newsletter box.


Ladies Guild Ministry meets at 10 am Tuesday, April 29, to view a final Esther DVD “A Night With the King” which completes our study.  We will have a luncheon afterwards at Hawk’s Nest.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

April 20, 2014


Sunday School classes for three-year-olds – 8th grade will meet on April 27, May 4 and 11.  On May 18 we will be part of the worship service.  The High School class will meet on April 27 and May 4.

Cadets ~ We will be having our auction night on Wednesday, April 23 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, including the Cadet Auction in the fellowship room and Healing Hearts Ministry to post-abortion women in the sanctuary.

Today Devotional provided by the Back to God Ministry International is available in your church mailbox. For the month of May, Rev. Kurt Selles has written the devotion entitled The Names of God.  Rev. Selles was a missionary we supported in his work in China.

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.

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.

College Graduates ~ If you have graduated or will be graduating from college for the 2013-2014 school year please let the church office know.  We want to include all our college graduates in our upcoming church celebration.

Love INC Worship Service will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 6 pm at the Overisel Reformed Church.  The community is invited to join for praise and worship led by the ORC Praise Team and hear testimonies to the glory of God through the working of you – the Love INC Network.

Forgotten Man Mission Ministry will be hosting a banquet on Thursday, May 8 at 6 pm at the Hamilton High School Cafeteria.  To make reservation contact Jerene Schrotenboer at 751.8096.  Come and   celebrate what has been accomplished in your county jail over the last year and the vision for the coming year.  Through the Word of the Lord, inmates can re-join our community on a new path and approved in the name of Jesus Christ.

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.

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.