Weekly Bulletin 4/27/2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

“Let the peoples praise you, O God; let the peoples praise you,” declares the psalmist (Psalm 67:3, NRSV).  Welcome to worship as we join “all the peoples” in praising God.


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Elaine May

Gathering ~ He Leadeth Me

Welcome & Opening Prayer

~ Praise Songs ~

Come, Now Is the Time to Worship

Shout to the North ~ Step By Step

God’s Greeting & Our Shared Greetings

Service of Confession ~ Jake Porter

God’s Word ~ Isaiah 44:21 ~ Joshua Linkous

Commissioning New Officebearers  ~ Grey-1004

Elders ~ Berend Bergman, Harley Elshuis

Deacon ~ Dennis Burke

Morning Prayer ~ Elder Larry Meiste

Renewal Lab Update ~ Elaine May

Offertory Prayer ~ Pastor John

Offering | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Where Could I Go? ~ Mark Driesenga

Prayer for God’s Word ~ Ancient Words

God’s Word ~  2 Timothy 1:1-14  (pg. 1853)

Message | The Good Deposit

God’s Blessing

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Pastor John & Michele Dykstra


 6 pm –  Evening Service

Worship Leader:  Jacob Porter

Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16 (p. 1501)

You Are the Light of the World

Offering:  World Renew



Andrew “A.J.” Walters had surgery on Friday on a broken arm and was expected to return home by Friday evening.




Morning Service  will be led by Elaine May who serves as a Renewal Lab intern pastor at Mayfair CRC in Grand Rapids.


Evening Service at 6 pm will be led by our youth director, Jacob Porter.


Installation Sevice  for our new elders Berend Bergman and Harley Elshuis and deacon Dennis Burke will be this morning.  We give thanks for the three-years of service to Mark Essink, Dave Visser and Scott Nyboer.



Alpha Outreach meets Thursday, May 1, at 6 pm for a meal followed by the movie on “How  Can I Resist Evil.”


Parents’ Resource Day ~ For 30 minutes after the morning service today Jake will be at the table in the church library to answer or find answers to any questions you may have regarding resources you might want / need to assist you as you train your children to be women and men of God!


May Newsletter articles are due today 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.


Search Team Progress ~ The Search Team has been spending the last several weeks carefully and prayerfully looking at more than 25 profiles.  We have narrowed those down to 5-6 profiles that we will be considering more carefully over the next few weeks.  Our next steps will be to have some correspondence with them, phone or video conversations with them, listen to their sermons, and in general try and find out more about each of them and their desires in their ministry.  We don’t know if the person God has chosen for us is in this group or not, and the team requests your prayers for discernment in this process.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

April 27, 2014


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!

Worship Services ~ Next Sunday our morning service will be led by Rev. Ray Vander Laan.  Our evening service will be the Love INC Service at 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

Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study will be on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 pm and discussing lesson 8.  We will be meeting on Royal Park Atrium.

Youth Outreach Project will be serving supper at the Holland Rescue Mission on Saturday, May 10.  We will meet at church at 4 pm.  Anyone is invited to join the youth in this fun mission project.

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. Jen McKinney Bracelets are available through today in the fellowship hall for a $1 donation.

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 church celebration on May 18.

Love INC Basic Training ~ Are you gifted with being a people helper?  Do you find yourself wondering how you could help someone you come in contact with inside and outside the church?  Love INC’s training will help you help others in the Name of Christ.  Training session will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 13 and 20 at 6:30 pm at the Love INC Community Room.  RSVP to loveincsf@frontier.com or 751.2533, ext. 109.

For His Glory Trombone Quartet will be performing a gospel music showcase at Overisel Christian Reformed Church on May 3 at 7 pm.  They will be performing music written by The Gather’s, Signature Sound, Ernie Hasses and more.  Amy VanderKamp will be sharing an update about the ministry of Youth for Christ.  A free-will donation will be collected to support the ministry of Youth for Christ.

Forgotten Man Mission Ministry will be hosting a banquet on Thursday, May 8 at 6 pm at the Hamilton High School Cafeteria.  To make reservations 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.

VBS in Orient ~ Millions of children in Asia have not heard that Jesus loves them.  Will you go and share the good news?  If you love kids and VBS, this 3-week volunteer opportunity in July is perfect for you! Additional details can be found at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

Evergreen Chorale will present a Tulip Time Show on May 1 and May 2 at the Evergreen Commons.  A luncheon is available at 11 am with the show at 12 noon.  For tickets contact The Commons of Evergreen at 616.396.7100.

Transformational Leadership Through Prayer is a free webinar that will be on April 30 at 12 noon.  This                  webinar presented by Mary Sterenberg, will challenges pastors, church leaders, and prayer coordinators to work together to move our churches toward becoming houses of prayer.  For details and registration for this free, one-hour event go to crcna.org/webinars.

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.