Weekly Bulletin 5/29/16

Sunday, May 29, 2016

“A warm welcome to members and guests who gather today

for worship and Christian fellowship.  May we be blessed as we bless God and one another.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Your Love Never Fails

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Before the Throne of God Above

The Solid Rock;  It Is Well With My Soul

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Confession & Assurance

Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Psalm 13  (pg. 852)

Message l  Our Hope Is In the Lord

Offering Prayer  ~  Berend Bergman

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Desert Song

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Berend Bergman and Michele Dykstra


6 pm –  Veteran’s Memorial Service

at East Saugatuck CRC



Hope Klinkers was in a fatal car accident on Sunday, May 22, her funeral service was held this past Friday.  May God give comfort to Kurt, Tami and Colin Klinkers, Nicole, Garett and Braden Oetman and the extended family.

Congratulations to Matthew McCrory who graduated from Hamilton High School this past Thursday evening.  His graduation story is included in the June newsletter


 Morning Service will be led by Pastor Jake.  We will be reflecting on Psalm 13 and our hope in the Lord.  Next Sunday morning Rev. Kayla Fik will lead us in worship.

Veteran’s Memorial Service will be held tonight at 6 pm at East Saugatuck CRC.   This service will reflect on those who gave of their time for our country so that we may have freedom.

Helpers are needed tomorrow morning for the Pancake Breakfast hosted by our church for the Hamilton  community.  If you can help out, please sign the sheet on the Welcome Table.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 5 on pages 57-61.

Community Garden Work Night is held every Wednesday starting at 6:30 pm.  Anyone is welcome to come to help maintain the garden.  We enjoy a great time of working together.

June newsletter is in your church mailbox and features our high school graduate and details of the upcoming Benefit Pig Roast.

Mission Trip participants we will be having  a meeting following the morning service.  Please attend to receive important information.


Today:  May 29

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

        Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

10:45 am ~ Mission Trip meeting

6 pm ~ Veteran’s Memorial Service – East Saugatuck CRC

                                                                                       Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day

7 – 9 am ~ Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast – fellowship hall

9 am ~ Hamilton’s Memorial Day Parade

Tuesday, May 31

6 pm ~ Men’s Bible Study

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study – lesson 5

Wednesday, June 1

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Work Night

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, June 2

7 pm ~ Men’s Bible Study

Sunday,  June 5

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time

9:30 am ~  Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Kayla Fik

        Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Bentheim Ref.



Advance Notices

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

Monday, June 6 – 7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Saturday, June 11 – 6 – 8:30 pm ~ Benefit Pig Roast


Requested & Expanded Announcements

May 29, 2016

 Church Mission Trip meeting  will be held after the morning service.  Please plan to attend as we go over last minute details.

Pancake Breakfast will be held tomorrow morning in the fellowship hall.  Come out and support this community project or sign-up to help serve breakfast to the Hamilton community.  The breakfast is served from 7 – 9 am with a menu of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.   If you can help serve breakfast sign-up at the Welcome Table and be at church by 6:30 am ready to help.  The Hamilton Memorial Day Parade will be held at 9 am.  If you plan to be part of the parade please be at the Hamilton Middle School at 8 am.  The parade proceeds down 136th Avenue ending at the Riverside Cemetery with a Memorial Service.

Small Group Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm at Royal Park.  We will be discussing lesson 5, pages 57-61.

Benefit Pig Roast for the Fitts Family will be held on Saturday, June 11 in the church fellowship hall.  A pig roast meal will be served from 6 – 8:30 pm.  Dylan Fitts is waiting for an appointment with specialist in Detroit at the end of June and has many medical expenses.  Come out and support this family.

Love INC is starting an electronic newsletter as an added communication with our growing numbers of ministry friends.  This email will be sent out a few times each month and will highlight ministry updates, volunteer needs, pantry needs, etc.  While we plan to continue with a quarterly newsletter to our churches, using email will get the news out a little quicker and more often.  We would love to have as many people as possible sign-up as recipients.  If you would like to receive our E-News send your email address, first and last name to loveincoffice@frontier.com.

Benjamin’s Hope is a residential ministry in Holland for people with autism.  Classis Holland is especially supportive of the church that is being planted as part of Benjamin’s Hope.  Benjamin’s Hope is one of ten organizations that is part of the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge.  They can receive up to $100,000 if they raise more funds than the other nine organizations before June 22.  They can get an extra $15,000 if they get the most contributions before this Tuesday, May 31 at 2 pm.  If you are planning to help this ministry financially, now is a great time!  You can donate at www.crowdrise.com/benjamins-hope-artvan2016.

My Brother’s &  Sister’s House  of the Holland Deacon’s Conference are presently looking for qualified and caring individuals to become part of their ministry team.  They presently have openings for part-time Residential Support Staff during the day, evenings, overnights and weekends.  Interested individuals should contact HDC by email at info@hdccrc.org for more information or to request an employment application and position description.

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds in Grand Haven invites you to a concert given by the Heralds Quarter on Monday, May 30.  The concert begins at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed, however there will be a free will offering to help offset the cost of our music ministry.  Come early and enjoy a delicious roast beef dinner, served in the Sunshine Room from 5 – 6:30 pm.  For more information go to www.crcg.org.

Thank You ~ Your support enables church planters, campus ministers and other ministry leaders to reach out to those around us who are hungry to hear the words of the gospel.  In our changed and changing culture, people are still searching – searching for something only the love of God can fill.  Thank you for your gifts and support of God’s mission.  Periods of change – sometimes easy and sometimes difficult – demonstrate God’s faithfulness in all seasons of life.  We read in Genesis 8:22 that, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”  This promise of endurance is a symbol of the hope that so many people search for and find in communities of faith.  We can find deep strength and hope in the fact that our gracious and faithful God is always by our side.  Home Missions is seeking to bring that same hope to all those who are lost and hurting in North America – thank you for supporting this vital mission work, especially in this season of great change.  Thank you for your partnership and support to Christian Reformed Home Missions.