Weekly Bulletin 7/03/16

Sunday, July 3, 2016

“Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;

praise his holy name” (Psalm 30:4, NIV).

 Welcome to worship.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ No Longer Slaves

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Our God

How Great Is Our God;  Great Is Thy Faithfulness

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Exodus 7:8 – 10  (pg. 96)

Message l  The Nine Plagues

Offering Prayer  ~  Paul Nyboer

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,068

Offertory ~ Everlasting God

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise


Prayer Ministry ~ Paul Nyboer and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church



Zena Walters was able to complete her last chemo treatment this past Monday.  Pray that these treatments have been effective and that she will be able to have surgery in August.  Pray also for Zena’ s mother, Deb Gries, who is at Heartland in Holland with complications from a brain tumor.

Memberships ~ The membership of Jerry & Linda Prince and Leona Scholten has been transferred to the Niekerk Christian Reformed Church in Holland.  May God bless them in their new church home.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship continuing with the stories of Exodus.  This morning we will look at the story of the Nine Plagues.

Evening Service will be held tonight at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, July 5 at Royal Park Atrium.  Our lesson is on page 66-68, Episode 1 & 2.

The July / August Observer is available in your church mailbox.  Included in this newsletter are updates from some of our missionaries.

Reception ~ Next Sunday, July 10 we will have a cake reception for our retiring church custodian Fred Mireles and retiring GATE director Betty Wabeke.  Let’s take time to thank them for their service to HCRC.

Directory ~ A new church address directory will be printed soon.  Your help is needed to proof your address information.  Please take a moment and check out the pages on the table in the fellowship hall to see if your information is correct.



Today:  July 3

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

       Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~ Evening Service – Hamilton Reformed Church

Tuesday, July 5

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study at Royal Park Atrium

Wednesday, July 6

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Work Night

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  July 10

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time

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

   Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

10:45 am ~ Appreciation Fellowship

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed


Advance Notices

Monday, July 11 – 6:30 pm – Executive meeting

Monday, July 11 – 7:15 pm – Elders meeting

Wednesday, July 13 – 7 pm – Church meeting

Saturday, July 16 – 5:30 pm – Church Camp-out Potluck


Requested & Expanded Announcements

July 3, 2016

 Church Meeting ~ There will be a congregational meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm.  The sheet explaining the proposal is available in your church mailbox.  The Deacons ask all members, 18-years and older, to attend the meeting to be updated on the finances of HCRC.  If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots are available from any Council member.

Church Potluck will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Tri-Ponds Campground.  The supper will be at 5:30 pm and you will need to bring meat for the grill, a dish to share, beverage and table service.  Come early and join with those of your church family camping at the campground.

Prayers for the people in West Virginia ~ Thousands of residents are without power and more than 500 homes have been damaged or destroyed after massive flooding washed through West Virginia last weekend.  World Renew Disaster Relief Services is planning its response to help the most vulnerable to clean-up and rebuild.  If you feel led to make a donation to World Renew to help with this disaster project, checks can be mailed to World Renew, 1700 – 28th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49508.  Memo line:  North American Disasters 2016.

Vacation Bible School ~

Cave Quest ~ Overisel Reformed Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on July 11-14 (6:15 – 8:1 5 pm).  For registration forms and more information go to www.orcministries.org.

                Barnyard Roundup will be held on July 11-14 from 6 – 8 pm at Bentheim Reformed Church (3997 – 48th

Street).  Children 5 years old through those entering 5th grade are invited to join us for Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks.  Parents – please come in with your child to register on the first day they are able to attend.  A carnival with games, food and fun will be held on Friday, July 15.

Cross Training will be held for students going into 6th through 9th grade on July 11-14 from 6:15 – 8:15

pm at The Hall in Overisel.  Sign-up by emailing [email protected].  All teen-agers are invited.

Thank You so much for your prayers and support that you give to Back to God Ministries.  Because of faithful friends like you, we can continue to share the Gospel around the world in 10 major languages, reaching nearly every nation in the world.  We remain committed to disciplining people and strengthening the church.  We use all kinds of media to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  While we still use radio, television, and printed materials like the Today Devotional, we also use all kinds of new technologies, like websites, blogs, podcasts and Facebook.  Thank you for your support.

Thank you for sharing love and hope through your gift to World Renew.  Your support is life-changing for those who have been overwhelmed by the reality of poverty.  It is a great feeling for a parent to finally be able to provide necessities like food and clothing for their children.  It is an even better feeling knowing that their ability to provide these things came from their hard work and dedication to strengthening their skills.  With training and support, parents are empowered to overcome challenges they have faced for many years.  With a new outlook, many have been able to start businesses, increase their crop production and implement new practices to keep their family healthy.  From these experiences families are restored and healthier, stronger relationships are formed.  Their love for God and for one another is shared as they pass a message of hope to others in their community.  Thank you for partnering with World Renew in blessing people in need around the world through your gifts from the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast.  You prayers and financial support are instrumental in creating lasting change for hurting communities.