Weekly Bulletin 6/28/15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Welcome to worship!  We gather to say with the psalmist:

 “O Lord, our Lord how majestic is thy name in all the earth!” and to praise the loving Creator of us all.  Be glad and rejoice.  We are in God’s house and all are accepted and welcomed.

 9:30 am ~ Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  It Is Well With My Soul

Blessed Assurance  ~  You Are Holy

Bible Verse ~ Dean Porter

Ministry Celebration ~ Love INC:  Char Van Beek

 Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra

Children’s Blessing

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Genesis 4 (pg. 6)

Message l  Cain and Abel: Eve’s Lost Sons

Offering Prayer ~ Kurt Dykstra

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Corner Stone

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Awesome God

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –  Evening Outdoor Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Pastor Jake Porter

Offering:  World Renw

 Ice Cream social follows the service


Thank You for all the prayers, thoughts, cards and acts of kindness shown to us after Kathy’s surgery.  We are blessed to be part of such a caring church family.                                                                                                                   ~Harley & Kathy Elshuis

Rev. Jimmy Lin, our missionary to the Back to God Ministries will retire on July 1.  “I am thankful for the past connections we have with one another in serving the Lord together and would like to continue to keep in touch.  The office email address will soon be disconnected after July 1 and I can be reached at [email protected] or cell 708.712.7891.”

Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh and family, our missionaries to Cambodia, have arrived in the states for home service.  They are visiting family in California and Canada and will be with us in September.  Remember them in prayer.

Pray for the people of Portland, Michigan a town the suffered a tornado this week.  Pray for them as they try to get life back together.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship continuing with the stories of Genesis.   Char VanBeek will give an update on Love INC.

 Outdoor Evening Service will be held tonight at 6 pm in Pastor Jake & Kris’ backyard.  Bring a lawn chair.  Ice cream social will follow the service.

The July / August newsletter articles are due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Small Group Bible Study wil meet on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm at Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 5 “Passing the Mantle.”



 Today:  June 28

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

 Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

       Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

6 pm ~ Outdoor Evening Worship Service

Offering:  World Renew


Tuesday, June 30

7 pm – Small Group Bible Study

Wednesday, July 1

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

7 pm ~ Praise Team


Sunday,  July 5

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

        Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

6 pm ~ Community Service at Hamilton Reformed

Offering:  Love INC Back-to-School Ministry

Advance Notices

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

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

Requested & Expanded Announcements

June 28, 2015

 Outdoor Worship Service will be held tonight at 6 pm.  We will gather in Pastor Jake & Kris’ backyard.  Bring  a lawn chair.  Ice cream social will follow the service.


Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss          lesson 5, “Passing the Mantle”.

Love INC Prayer Sheets are available on the Welcome Table.  Many needs to lift up to God daily.

Newsletter articles for the July / August are due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

July Community Evening Services will be hosted by Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  The offering for  the July services will be for Love INC Back-to-School Ministry.  You can either bring school supplies or monetary gifts that will be used to purchase school supplies.  The August evening services will be hosted  by our church.

Collection  ~ Remember to save your Spartan UPC labels for our church library.  These labels may be placed  in the container in the fellowship hall.  Also your empty pop cans can be placed in the barrel in the   narthex.  The GATE ministry uses the deposit to fund their ministry.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds will be hosting the Voices of Victory on Saturday, July 4 at 7 pm.   The doors will open at 6:30 pm.  No tickets are needed, however a free-will offering will be received.   Come early and enjoy a delicious dinner served in the Sunshine Room.  Everyone welcome.

Love INC ~ Life is hard, Life is challenging.  Can you imagine having little to no support during tough times?      That is what most participants in L.I.F.E Skills experience.  Would you be willing to give one hour per   week for walking alongside someone?  Or two hours to help with the children once a month?  Or   provide the meal every eight weeks to families attending Life Skills?  Training and support is offered.  Please contact Jean at 269.751.2533, ext. 107 or [email protected].

70×7 Life Recovery, the ex-offender reintegration ministry that aims to connect their clients with a mentor,     a local church and a job.  Phil Knoll is the new director for Allegan.  Together with Love INC churches, we  want to partner with 70×7 in several ways:  provide mentors for men and women in the program;           provide volunteer service opportunities at our churches and hopefully be fellowship that will offer   welcome and worship.  If you would like to be a mentor or have any “in” with those in hiring positions at   local businesses contact Phil at [email protected].

Right to Life of Holland Area will be having a Car Show on Wednesday, July 15 at the Engedi Church (710   Waverly – Holland).  This is an event for the entire family and will feature horse & buggy rides for kids,    face painting, games and prizes for kids.  Cars will be voted by judges and spectators ballots.  For more   information contact 616.396.1037.

Fulfilling Life Ministries (5734 – 143nd Avenue Holland) will have their Annual 7th Summer Picnic on      Saturday, July 18 starting at 3:30 pm.  There will be food, kids games, The Critter Barn, fishing,  hayrides,  entertainment, music from Down Home and ID Crew.  Everyone welcome.