Weekly Bulletin 7/10/16

Sunday, July 10, 2016

“Brothers and sisters in Christ; a warm welcome to

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church!  May you leave here reminded of and filled with God’s lavish love.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Revelation Song

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Today

Ten Thousand Reasons

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Tom Tucker

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Exodus 11 – 13:16  (pg. 103)

Message l  The Passover

Stories of Our Childhood from Exodus

Offering Prayer  ~  Wes Lemmen

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Came To My Rescue

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Wes Lemmen and Michele Dykstra

 Fellowship Time follows morning worship.  Join us for a time of appreciation to Fred Mierles and Betty Wabeke.  Cake and refreshments are available in the fellowship hall.

6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church


Dylan Fitts, two-year-old son of Matt and Erin, continues with testing for health issues.  Remember this family with your prayers of love and support.

Hazel Geurink is at Holland Hospital.  Pray that she may gain strength to return to Rest Haven.  The family ask at this time for no visitors, but cards and prayers are appreciated.


 Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship continuing with the stories of Exodus.  Following morning worship we will have a thanks reception for Fred Mireles , our retiring custodian and Betty Wabeke who has retired as the GATE director.  We thank Fred and Betty for their years of ministry to HCRC.  Join us for cake  and refreshments  in the fellowship hall.

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

Congregational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm in the church sanctuary.  A copy of the proposal that will be voted on is available in your church mailbox.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, absentee ballots are available from any Elder.  All professing members, 18 years and older are encouraged to attend.

Church Potluck will be held on Saturday, July 16 a 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 at the campground.

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 10

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

 Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~ Evening Service – Hamilton Reformed Church

Monday, July 11

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Wednesday, July 13

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Work Night

7 pm ~ Congregational meeting

Saturday, July 16

5:30 pm ~ Church Potluck at Tri-Ponds Campground

Sunday,  July 17

9:15 am ~ Prayer Time

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed


Advance Notices

Monday, July 18 – 6:30 pm – Council meeting

Tuesday, July 26 – 7 pm – Small Group Bible Study

Wednesday, July 27 – 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest

Sunday, July 31 – 11:30 am – Church Cook-Out

Requested & Expanded Announcements

July 10, 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 professing 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.

Small Group Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at Royal Park Atrium.  Our lesson will be Episode 2  on pages 67 and 68.

Church Cook-Out will be held on Sunday, July 31 following morning worship in Pastor Jake & Kris’ backyard. Bring a dish to share, meat and everything else will be provided.

Building Offering ~ Building Project Challenge amount to date is $3,659.00 towards our goal of $20,000 by October 1.

Back Pack Ministry ~ Back-to-school supplies and backpacks are needed for Love INC Back Pack Ministry.  Your donations can be placed in the school box in the fellowship hall until August 19.

Backyard Bible Clubs ~ Touching Young Lives in our Neighborhood ~ Hamilton CRC and Haven Reformed are partnering with Child Evangelism Fellowship to offer Backyard Bible Clubs July 25-29.  If you would like to help with a club for a day for 90 minutes (5-12 years old) or provide transportation between Hamilton and Allegan for a 17 year-old leader, contact Phil Knoll at 751.8521.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds in Grand Haven invites you to a concert by Singing Hims.  The concert begins at 7 pm, but you are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner served in the Sunshine Room from 5 – 6:30 pm.  No tickets are needed for the concert, however a free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the music ministry.

Bible League Retreat ~ Invite a friend and plan to come to a unique retreat designed to glorify God through music and great speakers and to renew and uplift all who attend.  This exciting event is being planned for you on Thursday, September 8 at the Friendship Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center and is hosted by Bible League International.  Information on this retreat is available by the church mailboxes.

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.

Backyard Bible Club will be July 25- 29 for ages 5- 12 (morning and afternoon sessions) hosted by Haven Reformed and Hamilton CRC in partnership with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Allegan County.

God’s Plan for You (GP4U=J) will be July 26-28 from 6 pm – 8:15 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.

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 ty@orcministries.org.  All teen-agers are invited.