Weekly Bulletin 5/14/17

Sunday, May 14, 2017

God has ”called us out of darkness into his marvelous light”!  As God’s “royal priesthood… God’s own people,” we joyfully claim the identity God has bestowed on us.”  Welcome! 

9:30 am ~ Communion Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Good, Good Father

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~ Come, Now Is The Time to Worship

         Victory In Jesus   ~  Forever

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession and Assurance

Offering Prayer  ~ Paul Kloosterman

Tithes & Offerings l HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ You Are My King

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Luke 22 (pg. 1636)

Message ~ The Last Supper

God’s Blessing

Service of Communion

Song ~ O Come To the Altar

Thank Offering ~ Faith Promise Mission Support

Sending Song ~ All Hail The Power of Jesus Name

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Paul Kloosterman and Michele Dykstra


6 pm – Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

 Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter



Jennifer Dietrich, daughter of Corrie Judge, had surgery on Monday for a blockage.  Remember her in prayer.


Today ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship as we look at Luke 22 and the Last Supper.  We also will celebrate Holy Communion.

Evening Service will be held at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Pastor Jake will lead the worship service.

Graduates ~ Your graduation information must be turned in today.  If you have questions, contact Lori.

Graduation Potluck will be held next Sunday, May 21 at 12 noon in the fellowship hall.  Please bring a hot and cold dish to share; tableware, beverage and cake will be provided.  Join us as we honor our graduates.

Offering ~ Next Sunday, May 21, we will have a special offering for the Israel Trip for Pastor Jake & Kris.  Due to the offering schedule, this special offering is delayed one week.

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on May 29 hosted by our church.  If you can help starting at 6:30 am sign the sheet on the Welcome Table.  We need many helpers to serve breakfast to the Hamilton community.

Offerings ~ General Fund offering for April 30 was $2,654.00;  Building Fund offering was $95.00


Today:  May 14 – Mother’s Day

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

               Offerings HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                                     Faith Promise Mission Support

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Monday, May 15

6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, May 16

10 am  ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – Lesson 5

Wednesday,  May 17

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

Sunday,  May 21

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

Offerings HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

                                      Pastor Jake & Kris’ Israel Trip

12 noon ~ Graduation Potluck

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service  ~ Hamilton Reformed


Requested & Expanded Announcements

May 14, 2017

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 16 at 10 am in the church fellowship hall.  We will study lesson 5, A Cruel Death.  All ladies are welcome; no lesson preparation needed.

Offering ~ We will be having a special offering at the morning service of May 21 for Pastor Jake & Kris’ trip to Israel with Rev. Ray Vander Laan.  Our goal is $6,000 and we are at $3,613.  Please consider your gift to this cause.  Due to the offering schedule conflict  the date was changed for this special offering.

Graduation Potluck will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 12 noon in the church fellowship hall.  You are asked to bring a hot and cold dish, (cake, beverage and tableware will be provided).  Join us to honor our high school and college graduates.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 7 pm at Phyl Nyboer’s home.  We will be discussing lesson 4 from Psalm 8.

Pancake Breakfast ~ Our church will be hosting the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, May 29 in the church fellowship hall.  If you would like to help with serving breakfast to the Hamilton Community, sign-up at the Welcome Table.  Many workers are needed to help with this project.  If you are unable to help on Monday morning, contact Sandi Nyboer or Michele Dykstra to find out what else needs to be done in preparation for this breakfast.

Baccalaureate Service for the Hamilton High School Class of 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 pm at the Overisel Reformed Church.

Hamilton Lion’s Club Community Chicken BBQ will be held on Wednesday, May 24 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Hamilton Middle School Cafeteria.  Tickets can be purchased from Stan Gates or any Lions Club member or at the door at the time of the event.  You can eat in the cafeteria or take out is available.  Help support this community event.

History Day ~ Hamilton Reformed Church will be hosting a history day on Wednesday, May 31 in their fellowship hall, from 2 pm – 9 pm as they celebrate their 130th birthday this year.  Come and go as you please, but please come and join the celebration of God’s faithfulness to Hamilton Reformed and the faithfulness of our forefathers.  Come see the displays of artifacts, photos, videos and more.

Baby Basket Ministry ~ Bentheim Reformed Church coordinates the Baby Basket Ministry of Love INC clients and is doing a drive for donations of items for the baskets.  Each year baskets for newborns are given to expecting moms or new moms.  These baskets are greatly appreciated and are a lovely gesture!  Items needed are:  Diapers (newborn), baby shampoo, and lotion, wash cloths, baby socks, bottles, wet wipes, rattles, teethers, toys, pacifiers, receiving blankets.  If you would like to donate items for these baskets, please bring your donations to the Love INC Office in Hamilton.  Donations will be accepted through June.  For information call 269.751.2533.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds summer program schedule is available on the Welcome Table. The Conference Grounds offers many great concerts on Saturday evenings that are held in their new Worship Center.  Check out the schedule and enjoy the grounds along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Thank You for your gift to World Mission in support of Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh and Rev. Ruth Lemmen.  God calls us and our joyful response is to go and make disciples for Him.  Through His Spirit, gifts like yours have changed lives in:

Cambodia – A young pastor in Cambodia who was rescued from drugs and street life is teaching in a

Bible school, using skills he gained in leadership training events led by CRWM missionaries.  Praise God!

Nigeria – A group of seven teachers are graduating from CRWM’s Educational Care teacher training  -the first group of graduates from Nigeria.  Now they are seeking ways to share what they have learned with other schools and school staff members.

West Africa – Every day more than 100 people walk through the doors of a ministry center in West Africa.  They come for English classes or other forms of tutoring, but all of them are exposed to the Gospel through this ministry.

Your financial support and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Thank you from the Christian Reformed World Missions