Weekly Bulletin 5/17/15

Sunday, May 17, 2015

“On this spring day, as new life blossoms and is born around us, we’re glad you’ve joined us to worship and praise the Lord of new life.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~  All Creatures of Our God and King

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship ~ Gabby Shook

Praise Songs ~  Ten Thousand Reasons

Be Thou My Vision

Revelation Song

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Bible Verse ~ Colossians 3:17

Children’s Blessing ~

Children, Pre-K – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Matthew 28:16-20 (pg 1550)

Message l  Jesus Is the Risen Lord!  Now What?

Offering Prayer ~ Harley Elshuis

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Jesus Shall Reign

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Revive Us Again

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis and Sue Tyler


6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Jacob Porter

Scripture:  Psalm 62

Message ~ Our World Belongs to God:   Stanza 17

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry


Willis Klingenberg has moved to American House (formerly Oakcrest – Holland).  Remember Willis & Norma in prayer through this transition.

Pray for the people in Nepal after a second earthquake hit on May 12.  These disasters have not only caused extenstive physical damage, but have also left the people of Nepal spiritually and emotionally hurting.  Pray for comfort for the people of Nepal.


Worship Service ~ The morning service will be led by Pastor Jacob Porter.  We will also be having an update from our missionary in China, Rev. Ruth Lemmen through skping.

Coffee with the Pastor will be held following the evening service tonight.  Everyone is invited to go to Pastor Jake and Kris’ house for coffee and refreshments.

Sunday School classes will meet this morning for our wrap-up session.  Pre-K – 4th grade will be dismissed during the morning service and 5th – 12th grade will meet following morning worship.   Thank you for all the leaders and helpers who make Sunday School possible each week.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet Tuesday, May 19 at 10 am in the Council Room.  We will have our Spring Session Wrap-up:  Looking Back and Looking Forward.  We will also be having a luncheon at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant.

Pancake Breakfast ~ We are in need of helpers with the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, May 25 in the church fellowship hall.  If you can help out on this morning please sign the sheet in the fellowship hall.

Community Garden Planting Night will be Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 pm.   All ages are welcome to join in helping out with the garden.


 Today:  May 17

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

  Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

 Sunday School for PreK – 4th grade  ~ Season Wrap-up

Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

10:45 am ~ Sunday School classes, 5th – 12th grade

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Mr. Jacob Porter

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

7:15 pm ~ Coffee Time at Pastor Jake & Kris’ home

 Monday, May 18

7 pm ~ Council meeting

 Tuesday, May 19

 10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – Wrap- up Session

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

7 pm ~ Love INC Board meeting – fellowship hall

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study ~ Lesson 3

Wednesday, May 20

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Planting Night

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, May 21

3 pm ~ GATE After School Ministry

Sunday,  May 24

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

6 pm ~ Memorial Service at East Saugatuck CRC


Advance Notices

Monday, May 25 ~ 7 – 9 am – Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Monday, May 25 ~ 9 am – Memorial Day Parade

Wednesday, May 27 ~ 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest

Sunday, May 31 ~ 9:30 am – HCRC Youth Service


Requested & Expanded Announcements

May 17, 2015

The Baccalaureates Service of the Hamilton High School Class of 2015 will be held Sunday, May 17 at 2:30 pm at Overisel Reformed Church.  The graduation will be held on Thursday, May 20 at the  Hamilton High   School at 7 pm.  Our high school graduate this year is Rebbekkah Dingus.  Congratulations to Rebbekkah and may  God bless you in the next step of your life journey.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 19 at 10 am.  We will have our season wrap-up and  have a luncheon at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss  lesson 3 – “Never Alone” in our study books.

Community Garden ~ We will be planting the garden on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 pm.  Come and join us  on the fun of gardening – no experience needed with working with dirt.  We will be meeting every  Wednesday evening to help maintain the garden.  Come when you can to help out!

Memorial Service will be held next Sunday, May 24 at 6 pm at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church.   A time of honor will be given to those who have served our country to defend our freedom.  Take time to join for this service.

Youth Send-Off Service will be held on May 31 at the 9:30 am service.  The youth will be leading us in worship.  On June 6 they will be leaving for their mission trip to Logan, West Virginia.

Graduates ~ If you have graduated from college for the 2014/2015 school year we would like to include you     in the June newsletter.  Please turn in your information to the church office by May 24.

Graduation Basket ~ There are two graduation baskets located in the fellowship hall.  One is for Becky Dingus who is graduating from Hamilton High School and the other for a senior at New City Kids where  Debroah Lemmen is program director.  You are           invited to fill the baskets with items that they will use                 when they go off to college.  Items can be bath towels, school supplies, laundry soap, hangers, etc.  Your    items should be placed in the baskets by May 31.

Address Directory ~ We will be printing a new address directory soon.  Proof pages are available in the fellowship hall for you to change or add information.  Please check to make sure your email, cell phone, and address is correct.

Newsletter ~ The June newsletter deadline is May 24.  If you have information for this newsletter please  place it in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Love INC is in need of volunteers with administrative skills that can work 3-5 hours doing work for the Life  Skills Program.  Basic word, excel and computer skills along with a heart to serve others is all that you need.  Contact Jean at loveincje@frontier.com or 751.2533 if you would like to volunteer for this  ministry.

Love INC Community Service ~ The Hamilton Area Love INC Community Service will be held on Sunday,  June 7 at 6 pm at Overisel Reformed Church.  Dr. Virgil Gulker, founder of Kid’s Hope USA and Love INC     will be speaking on the topic:  Churches That Walk the Talk.  Research conducted by Virgil’s  students at   Hope College reveals that over 50% of our youth are leaving the church.  They blame that exodus on churches that seem far better at professing faith in the sanctuary than practicing that faith in the community.  There will also be client testimony to better understand how Love INC helps mobilize churches to “Walk the Talk” partnering with prayer, personal time and funds.

The Lion’s Club Community Chicken BBQ will be held on Wednesday, May 20 at the Hamilton Middle   School cafeteria from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  Dine-in or take-out is available.  Tickets in advance are available from Stan Gates or can be purchased at the door.  Thank you for your support of this community event.

Memorial Day Parade in Hamilton will be held on May 25.  The parade will start at the Hamilton Middle  School and precede down 136th and conclude at the Riverside Cemetery with a memorial service. Line-      up for the parade begins at 8 am at the Hamilton Middle School.  Military veterans are encouraged to be part of the parade.  Decorate your bikes, antique tractors, horse and military vehicles can all be part of   this great Hamilton parade.

World Missions and World Renew staff are safe following a second large earthquake (7.2 magnitude) that   hit Nepal on May 12.  Pray for this situation