Weekly Bulletin 5/08/16

Sunday, May 8, 2016

“On this Mother’s Day, we lift up all mothers in our prayers to God.  May the Holy Spirit grant them joy and peace.  We rejoice in the presence of each worshiper.  Welcome, friends!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Lord I Lift Your Name on High

Come, Thou Almighty King,  Agnus Dei

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance ~ Colin Klinkers  ~ I John 1:9

Noisy Offering ~ Sunday School Project

Children’s Message

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Acts 1:1-11  (pg. 1690)

Message l  Wait on the Lord

Offering Prayer  ~  Dennis Burke

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Be Unto Your Name

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Christ Arose

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Esther Vander Laan


 6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church



Judi Rice had surgery this past week and is waiting the results of the biopsy.   Remember her in prayer.

Continue to pray for Zena Walters throughout her chemo treatments.   A meal sheet is on the Welcome Table to help this family during the treatment times.


Morning Service will be led by Pastor Jake.  Tonight we will be worshiping with the Hamilton Reformed congregation at their facility.

Garden Planning meeting TODAY.  Look for the green thumbs gathering somewhere in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the morning service.  We will be picking a planting date, choosing which night of the week to do our gardening this year, and making a list of veggies to grow.  Anyone is welcome to come for the planning, help with the gardening as much or as little as you want, or just find out more about our community garden and how it provides the food pantry (and others in the community) with fresh produce.  We have a great time (except for picking the beans) and it only takes about 1- 2 hours a week.  Come join the team this year.

Graduation Potluck will be held on Sunday, May 15 at noon in the fellowship hall.  Please bring a hot and cold dish to share and join us as we celebrate Matthew McCrory’s graduation.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 17 at 10 am.  We will discuss lesson 5 – All About Relationships.  Following our Bible lesson we will have our spring luncheon at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm at Royal Park.  We will discuss lesson 4, pages 52-56, Matthew 14 and 15.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, May 30 in our church fellowship hall.  If you are able to help, please sign the sheet in the fellowship hall.  We are in need of many helpers.


Today:  May 8

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

10:45 am ~ Garden Planning meeting – fellowship hall

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed


Tuesday, May 10

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

6 pm ~ Men’s Bible Study


Wednesday, May 11

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night Supper

6:30 pm ~ Youth Group

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, May 12

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

7 pm ~ Men’s Bible Study

Sunday,  May 15

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

12 noon ~ Graduation Potluck

6 pm  ~   Community Hymn Sing ~ Mr. Jack Ten Cate

Offering:  Love INC

Advance Notices

Monday, May 16 – 6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, May 17 – 10 am ~ Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday, May 17 – 7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study

Requested & Expanded Announcements

May 8, 2016


Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, May 11 with a supper available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  The menu will be a surprise cooked by Pastor Jake.  Join us to see what deliciousness he cooks up!

Graduation Potluck will be held on Sunday, May 15 at noon in the church fellowship hall.  Join us as we celebrate Matthew McCrory’s graduation for 2016 from Hamilton High School.  Please bring a hot and cold dish to share and join in this celebration.

Community Hymn Sing led by Jack TenCate will be held at 6 pm on Sunday, May 15 in our church.  Join us in singing the songs both old and new.

Pancake Breakfast ~ Our church will be hosting the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on May 30 in the church fellowship hall.  If you would like to help serve breakfast to the Hamilton Community, sign-up in the fellowship hall.  Many workers are needed to help with this project.

Offering ~ A special “love” offering will be taken at the morning service on May 22 for Release Time.  This ministry meets once a month at an area church with the children from Hamilton  Elementary School.  The volunteers share a Bible story and then meet in small groups with the children to emphasize the story and how to apply it to their life.

Holland Classis will be meeting on Thursday, May 12 at Church of the Savior CRC in South Bend, Indiana.  This meeting is for the examination of Candidate Chris Rea.  Our delegates are Pastor Jake and Elder Tom Tucker.

Parking Lot Sale will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church on Saturday, May 21 (rain date – June 4) from 8 am – 1 pm.  Vendors with crafts, rummage sale items await your arrival.  A food concession will be available.  There is still room for vendors and merchants to reserve a spot.  For more information or sign-up, contact Sandy Mulder at 616.566.1833 or jsmulder86@aol.com by May 14.  All proceeds from the reservation fees and food sales will support the church’s summer youth mission trip to Chicago.

Hamilton Lions Club Community Chicken Barbeque will be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 –6:30 pm at the Hamilton Middle School Cafeteria.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from Stan Gates or at the door at the time of the event.  You can eat in the cafeteria or take out is available.  Help support a community event.

Heart-to-Heart would like to say “thank you” for all the wonderful support over the last 10 years!  We are so grateful for the blessings and growth.  We are in need of a little “spring” help.  If you or your small group would have the time, we are in need of the following:  spring yard clean-up, interior painting, small construction projects.  We are also in need of volunteers in the store for:  keeping the store clean,  hanging clothes, giving special attention to specific areas, cashiers.  Call the Heart-to-Heart Store at 269.751.8842 and ask for Tammy or leave a message.

Love INC Open House ~ The Board of Directors is pleased to announce an Open House to introduce our new Executive Director, Barry Lucas.  The Open House will be held on Monday, May 23 from 5 – 6:30 pm at 4632 – 135th Avenue Hamilton.  All staff, volunteers and community members are invited to meet Barry.  He is an experienced affiliate church pastor having many years of experience providing an appliance ministry for Love INC families.  He is excited to meet as many community members as possible in the early days of his service as the Executive Director.  We hope you are able to join us in this new era of service to those who need a “hand up”.

World Renew mission trip to repair homes.  This summer or fall, repair homes for the elderly, disabled and otherwise vulnerable disaster survivors with a group from your church.  You will be providing a great service to someone who isn’t able to fix their home on their own.  Contact World Renew Disaster Response Service at 800.848.5818 or visit worldnrew.net/drs to find details on mission trip locations in the United States.

Hamilton’s Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 30.  You are invited to come out and take part of this special celebration.  All Veterans are invited, combat and non-combat, to come out and march in the parade (rides will be available).  Enter your business or community floats, antique cars and tractors, horses, bikes and military vehicles.  Line-up begins at the Hamilton Middle School at 8 am.  The parade begins at 9 am and proceeds down 136th Avenue ending at the Riverside Cemetery for a memorial service.