Weekly Bulletin 6/22/2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”  (Romans 8:14, NRSV).  Welcome, children of God.  Join hearts and hands together as members of the family of God.


9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Ruth Lemmen
   Gathering ~ Made me Glad

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Rev. Ruth Lemmen

Praise Songs ~ Everlasting God

Mighty to Save


Our Shared Greetings

Prayer of Confession and Words of Assurance

Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra

Ministry Reflections ~ Service in China ~ Rev. Ruth Lemmen

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Psalm 27  (pg. 864)

Message l From Fear to Trust

Offering Prayer ~ Jacob Porter

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Peace Like a River

God’s Blessing  

Praise and Thanksgiving

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Jacob Porter and Michele Dykstra




 6 pm –  Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Ruth Lemmen

God’s Word ~ Galatians 5:1-6

Message ~  For Freedom!


   Offerng:  Christian Support Ministry





Chad and Courtny Schierbeek will be leaving today with the Bentheim Youth Group for a mission trip to Baldwin, Michigan.  They will be working through Habitat for Humanity.  Pray for safety and that God will work with the group.


Pastor John & Kathy’s  new retirement address will be:

828 – 11th Avenue, Fulton, Illinois 61252.

The Boer’s moving truck from Holland  loaded us on Friday and will deliver our things to Fulton on Monday.






Morning and Evening Worship will be led by Rev. Ruth Lemmen, a daughter of our congregation, who is now working for Christian Reformed World Missions where she is preparing to encourage and equip pastors and leaders in Asia.  At this time she is raising support and receiving a variety of training.  She is hoping to leave in August, but still needs about $41,000 of support before then.  “Thank you for your support and those of you who are already supporting me individually and your prayer support.  My current prayer request is to meet my funding goal so I’ll be able to leave in August, to learn well how to be a Timothy Leadership Training leader this week (June 23-27) and to make good connnections personally and professionally once I get to Asia.”  Ruth can be contacted at 269.455.9370 or ruth.lemmen@gmail.com.


Service ~ Next Sunday, June 29, our morning worship service will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.  Pastor Ron is a former pastor of Hamilton CRC, from 1993-1999.   Our evening service will be led by our youth director, Jake Porter.



 Today:  June 22 ~ Rev. Ruth Lemmen

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

                6 pm – Evening Worship Service ~

                                                Offering:  Christian Support Ministry

Tuesday, June 24

7 pm – Small Group (Schaap) Bible Study at Royal Park                                                  Atrium.          Lesson 11 – Resolving Conflict

Wednesday, June 25

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

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

6:30 pm – Community Garden Work Night

7 pm – Praise Team


Sunday, June 29

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Ron De Young

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Jacob Porter

Offering:  Christian Support Ministry


 Advance Notices

July 6 ~Sun – 6 pm –        Community 4th of July Service at HCRC

July 7     ~Mon – 6:30 pm – Executive Team meeting

July 7 ~Mon – 7:15 pm –                Elders meeting

July 12 ~Sat – 5 pm –       Church Camp-Out Potluck


See your mailbox for other announcements


Weekly Prayer Opportunities
Sunday morning ~ 9-9:15 am ~ Council Room

Wednesday morning ~ 7 – 8 am ~  Santuary

Anyone is welcome to come and pray!


Message Outline

From Fear to Trust

Psalm 27 (pg. 864)

Worship Leader:  Rev. Ruth Lemmen

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? 

The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?



Sunday, June 22

Nursery                                am –      Tricia Kloosterman, Sarah Linkous

Greeters                              am –       Rich & Betty Driesenga

Tom & Marge Tucker

pm –       Paul & Teresa Nyboer

Ushers                  am –       Tim Driesenga, Bruce Eding

Fellowship Server           Kirk & Sue Tyler

Sound                                                   Matt Vander Bok

Powerpoint                                        Chad / Courtny Schierbeek

Praise  Leader                   Kris Porter

Praise Team                                       Teresa Nyboer, Tom Tucker

Prayer Team                                      Jacob Porter, Michele Dykstra

Sunday, June 29

Nursery                                am –      Sandi Nyboer, Olivia Beisel

Greeters                              am –       Rich & Betty Driesenga

Tom & Marge Tucker

pm –       Berend & Nancy Bergman

Ushers                  am –       Tim Driesenga, Bruce Eding

Fellowship Server           Lee & Loie Vander Bok

Sound                                                   Larry Meiste

Powerpoint                                        Rebekah Nyboer

Praise  Leader                   Kris Porter

Praise Team                                       Jill Vander Bok, Matt Vander Bok

Prayer Team                                      Kirk Tyler, Sue Tyler


Words of Appreciation from Pastor John & Kathy

Thanks so much for last week’s wonderful farewell service with your specials gifts of the personal remembrance book, plus the beautiful clock and a tasty reception too!  Many thanks to the Fellowship Committee, Naomi for the corsages and for the privilege of eleven years to be called by God to serve as your pastor and wife.


Requested & Expanded Announcements

June 22, 2014

Church Camp-Out Potluck will be held on Saturday, July 12 at the Tri-Ponds Campground.  You are invited to join your church family for this fun event.  Bring a dish to share, meat for the grill, tableware and  drinks.   Supper is at 5:30 pm.  Come early and join for a relaxing afternoon.

Young Family Night Cook-Out will be held on Friday, July 18 at 6 pm at Tim & Dawn Driesenga’s home.    Bring a dish to pass and your family and join for a night of fun. Sign-up in the fellowship hall if you plan   to attend.

Newsletter articles for the July / August Observer are due next Sunday, June 29.

Church Security ~ Beginning tomorrow, June 23, the church building will be kept locked unless there is               some                 responsible member present.  Council recognizes this may be inconvenient for some, but we also        believe with no one nearby as in the past eleven years, for the security of our building and all that is   contains this is a matter of common sense.  Feel free to call any Council member if you have a need for     access.

Community Garden ~ Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm anyone is welcome to come and work in the   garden.  Join in on the fun and fellowship of maintaining the garden.

Cookies are needed for Sunday morning fellowship time.  If you can donate store-brought or home-made   cookies sign the sheet in the fellowship hall.  Your donation helps to provide refreshments following the   morning worship time.

Vacation Bible School ~ Kids have you taken time to register for Vacation Bible School that will be held the      evenings of July 21-24?  Registration forms are available at the VBS table.  There are also CD’s available       for a $5 donation so that you can start learning the songs that will keep you hopping and roaring.

Zoo Crew ~ Volunteers, 6th grade – adults, come and join the zoo and be part of the crew for Vacation Bible   School for the evenings of July 21-24 at Haven Reformed Church.  There are many positions that our   church needs to fill soon.  Also donations of various items are needed.  Check the sign-up sheets and    place your name where you can help out.

CRCNA Synod 2014 of the Christian Reformed Church concluded this past Wednesday evening at Central College in Pella, Iowa with prayer, praise and thanksgiving.  For photos and a recap of Synod go to              www.crcna.org/synod.

World Renew DRS responds to US Storms.  Flooding and tornadoes affected communities in Minnesota,   Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota this past week.  Homes were damaged and destroyed, people were            injured and some lives were lost.  World Renew DRS volunteers are on the ground to assess next steps   and provide care.  You can help World Renew DRS with your gifts (Spring Storms 2014 – mail:  World      Renew, 1700 – 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49508) and with your prayers.

Love INC ~ Volunteers are desperately needed for the Life Skills Children’s Ministry that meets on Thursday    evenings at Haven Reformed Church in order for this program to continue.  For more information on      volunteering contact Jean Eding at 751.2533, ext. 107 or loveincje@frontier.comBeing able to       volunteer for just one Thursday night helps tremendously.

Church Prayers ~ Remember the Search Team in prayer this week that they may know God’s leading for     HCRC.

Prayer Opportunities:  Each Sunday at 9 am (Council Room), and each Wednesday at 7 am (Sanctuary).

A Prayer Team is available for any prayer need after each morning service at the front of the sanctuary.

Weather Policy ~ The policy of the Hamilton CRC for severe weather is that any church function is  cancelled when a tornado watch or warning is still in effect for the Hamilton area (Allegan County)  within one hour of the starting time for any church function.  If possible cancellations will be announced     on WOOD-TV8