Weekly Bulletin 5/24/15

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today we celebrate Pentecost – where the Holy Spirit blew and blazed, spoke in many languages and created the church.  Welcome – not to church but as the church!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~  Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship ~ The Comforter Has Come

Praise Songs ~  Holy, Holy, Holy   ~  O For a Thousand

                All Who Are Thirsty

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra

Children’s Blessing

Morning Prayer ~ The Lord’s Prayer

God’s Word ~  Acts 2 (pg 1692)

Message l  God Says, “I  Will Pour Out My Spirit

                                  On All People”

Offering Prayer ~ Fred Mireles

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Build Your Kingdom Here

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Revive Us Again

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Fred Mireles and Kim Greving

  6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Veteran’s Memorial Service at East Saugatuck CRC

 Everyone is welcome as we give honor to those who have served our country to defend our freedom!


Congratulations to Rebbekka Dingus who graduated from Hamilton High School this past Thursday evening.

Harlan & Harriet Meiste will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 27.


Pentecost ~ Today we join with our global family of the Christian Reformed World Missions in celebrating God’s global church, ONE Church with many ethnicities, languages and cultures.  Through the Holy Spirit’s work, we see God drawing people to Himself as people hear and respond to His call.  This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship.

Memorial Service ~ This evening a Veteran’s Memorial service will be held at East Saugatuck CRC at 6 pm.

Pancake Breakfast ~ We are in need of helpers with the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast tomorrow morning in the church fellowship hall.  If you can help out please sign the sheet in the fellowship hall today!

Memorial Day Breakfast and Parade in Hamilton will be held tomorrow morning, May 25.  The  breakfast will be from 7 – 9 am in the church fellowship hall.  The parade will begin at 9 am at the Hamilton Middle School and conlude with a memorial service at Riverside Cemetery.

The Community Garden is planted and growing.  Every Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm we will be working to maintain the garden.  Anyone is welcome to come and  help with the garden.

Youth Service ~ Next Sunday, May 31, our youth group will lead us in worship.  They will be leaving for Logan, West Virgina on June 13 for a mission project.

Newsletter ~ Articles for the June newsletter are due today.  Remember graduates to turn in your information for this newsletter.


Today:  May 24 ~ Pentecost Sunday

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

                   Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                   Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

6 pm ~ Veteran’s Memorial Evening Worship

at East Saugatuck CRC

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day

7 – 9 am ~ Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

9 am ~ Memorial Day Parade

Wednesday, May 27

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  May 31 ~ Youth Sunday

               9:30 am ~ Youth Worship Service

                   Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry


Advance Notices

Monday, June 1~ 6:30 pm – Executive Team meeting

Monday, June 1 ~ 7:15 pm –  Elders meeting

Sunday, June 7 ~ 6 pm – Love INC Service at Overisel Reformed

Saturday,  June 13 ~ 5 am – Youth Mission trip departure

Sunday, June 14 ~ 6 pm – Singing Dominees


Requested & Expanded Announcements

May 24, 2015

Veteran’s Memorial Service will be held tonight, 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 Worship Service will be held on May 31 at the 9:30 am service.  The youth will be leading us in   worship.  On June 13 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 graduated 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 ~ A new church address directory will be printed soon.  Please check the proof pages in  the fellowship hall for your cell phone, landline number, email address and mailing address are correct.

Newsletter ~ The June newsletter deadline is today.  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.

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.

Summer Camp ~ Need a place for your school-aged kids this summer?  The Great Escape Day Camp may be your option.  Serving kids entering K-7th grade, the Great Escape is a summer long Christian camp experience filled with activities.  Camp is held at Harderwyk Ministries (Lakewood Blvd.) and at Pillar      Activities Center (14th Street Holland).  Camp is open weekdays from Monday, June 8 to Friday, August  14.  Daily hours are 7:30 am – 6 pm.  For more information and enrollment forms and fees go to www.neighborplus.org.

The Christian Reformed Conference Ground summer schedule is available at the Welcome Table.  Each  Saturday night they feature a musical group.  Be sure to check for the schedule.

Back to God Ministries International ~ Rev. Kurt Selles, (BTGMI director), writes “We are so grateful for your faithful support of Back to God Ministries International.  Your gifts make it possible to proclaim the  Gospel, disciple believers and strengthen the church worldwide through media ministries.  May I bring you thanks from Kumsar, a former Hindu who lives in central India, “I grew up worshipping idols.  Then I   started listening to your Christian programs where I learned about the living God.  My family and I thank  you for such soulful programs which enlighten us.”