Weekly Bulletin 7/13/14

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we come together as family

to worship God and receive his Word. 

Welcome one another in Jesus’ name.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Youth Director Jacob Porter
   Gathering ~ Clap Your Hands

Victory Chant

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Jacob Porter

Time of Confession and Assurance ~ Charles Driscoll

Praise Songs ~ How Deep the Father’s Love

         At Your Name

Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Jacob Porter

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Luke 15:1-7  (pg. 1623)

Message l The Kingdom of God Is Extravagant Love

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Berend Bergman

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ His Eye Is On the Sparoow

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise

I Stand In Awe

Prayer Ministry ~ Berend Bergman and Kim Greving


 6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Mr. Chris Walker

God’s Word ~  Acts 15 (pg. 1718)

Message ~  Conflict and Reconciliation

  Offerng:  New Tribes Mission



 Paul Schaap is at Rest Haven Care Center (28040th Street – Holland) under hospice care.  Your prayers are very much appreciated by the family;   visits have been limited to family.

Edene Hofman (former minister wife of our church) fractured her hip and is recovering at Rest Haven Rehbiliation ~ 280- 40th Street –  Holland – Room 504.


 Morning Worship Service will be led by our Youth Director Jacob Porter.

Community Evening Worship Service will be led by Mr. Chris Walker of New Tribes Mission.  Chris & Angie work as church planting missionaries among the Milbu people of Papua New Guinea.  Tonight Chris will share of their work – join us for this special service.

Service ~ Next Sunday, July 20, our morning worship service will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.

Community Service ~ Next Sunday evening Rev.  Chris De Vos will lead our evening worship service.  Rev. De Vos is part of Pillar CRC in Holland.

Young Family Cook-Out will be this week Friday, July 18 at 6 pm at the home of Tim & Dawn Driesenga.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall if you plan to attend.  Bring a dish to share.

Men’s Breakfast  will be held Saturday, July 19 in the church fellowship hall.  Breakfast will be served from 8 – 9 am.  Men of all ages are invited to a great breakfast!

 Vacation Bible School will be held July 21-24 from 6 – 8:30 pm at Haven Reformed Church.  All kids, Pre-K – 5th grade are invited to join in on four fun nights.



 Today:  July 13

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Jacob Porter

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

                6 pm – Community Evening Worship Service ~

Worship Leader:  Mr. Chris Walker

                                                Offering:  New Tribe Mission


Wednesday, July 16

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm – Community Garden Work Night

7 pm – Praise Team


Friday, July 18

6 pm – Young Family Cook-Out at the Driesenga’s                                                              *sign-up in the fellowship hall


Saturday, July 19

8-9 am – Men’s Breakfast in the fellowship hall


Sunday, July 20

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

                  Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~ Community Evening Worship Service ~

Guest Speaker ~ Rev. Chris De Vos

Offering:  Love INC Ministry

 Advance Notices

July 21-24            6 – 8:30 pm – Vacation Bible School

July 21~Mon      7 pm – Council meeting

July 30~Wed – 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest


See your mailbox for other announcements


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

Wednesday morning ~ 7 – 8 am ~  Santuary


Requested & Expanded Announcements

July 13, 2014


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. See sign-up in the fellowship hall.

Men’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 19 in the fellowship hall.  Breakfast is served from 8-9 am.  Join   in on a great breakfast and fellowship.

July Community Evening Services (6 pm) hosted at Hamilton CRC

July 13:New Tribes Mission ~ Mr. Chris Walker  – Paupa New Guinea

July 20:“Axe Handles, Chains and Baptismal Waters” – Rev. Chris De Vos – Pillar Church

July 27:West Michigan Teen Challenge Choir ~ Rev. Phil McClain

Kids, Vacation Bible School begins in one week.  You will not want to miss the fun of four nights of meeting  some animals of the zoo.  All the fun begins Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24 at Haven Reformed  Church from 6 – 8:30 pm.  Kids, Pre-K – 5th grade, are encouraged to attend.

Volunteers ~ This week Vacation Bible Schools needs to fill the remaining zoo crew volunteer positions.    Anyone, 6th grade – adults, that is available the evenings of July 21-24 should check out the volunteer  positions still needing to be filled and come be part of the zoo crew!

Donations of various items are needed for Vacation Bible School.  Could you donate sugar cookies,  M&M’s    (mini), tub of butter, and other items.  See the donation list in the fellowship hall.

Lakeshore Little People’s Place has free preschool opportunities for the 2014/2015 school year.  The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a free preschool for children 4-years-old of age (prior to October 1,            2014) who meet the family income requirements.  This program will be available at the new Hamilton  South location (next to the Trestle Stop) Monday – Thursday, 8:45 – 11:45 am or 12:30 – 3:30 pm.     Tuition paid preschool and childcare for children ages 6-weeks through 5th grade will also be available.    For more information, call 616.399.9149, email [email protected] or visit on the web llpp.org.

Love INC  will be closing the Allegan Heart to Heart Store and needs helpers the weeks of August 11 and 18  to help clear-out the store.  Workers are needed to do light deconstruction, people  who can lift/load the     remaining items to return them to Hamilton.  If you can bring your own tools and offer some help for  an hour or more during these weeks, contact Tammy, 269.751.8642 or email   [email protected].    Your help is appreciated.

Backpack Ministry ~ Love INC is excited to announce that Immanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting the Backpack Ministry Celebration and Distribution.  The distribution will be held on Tuesday, August 26  from 11 am – 2 pm with a hot dog cookout and backpack distribution to Love INC clients who completed an application.  Applications  are available from July 1 – August 22 at the Love INC office.  If you are an  Allegan or Hamilton resident, and need assistance with school supplies for your children, please call  269.751.2533.    Donations of school supplies can be brought to the Love INC office in Hamilton.   Supplies needed are:  backpacks (generic color, no character or wheels); pencils, erasers; markers;   colored pencils; glue sticks; scissors; crayons, 2-pocket folders; wide-ruled paper; loose-leaf paper; 3- ring binders; blue, black and red pens; yellow highlighters; ruler; protractor and graph paper.  Your       donations for this ministry are appreciated.

Church Growth Workshop for church leaders, outreach and mission groups.  This workshop includes an  informative and inspirational lecture:  “7 Shifts in Missions” by Multiplication Network Ministries, by  Dr. John Wagenveld, followed by a workshop based on Dr. Wagenveld’s new book ”Taking Your  Church’s Pulse”.  The workshop will be held Thursday, July 17 from 7 -9 pm at 14th Street CRC.   For  registration to go [email protected] or phone 616.392.9079.

Thank you congregation of Hamilton CRC for joining with World Renew in showing God’s love and mercy.   Your church’s gift is instrumental to the work that we do.  You donation of $870.48 (through the  community pancake breakfast) will go to bring hope and relief to disaster victims.

Prayer Highlights for this week ~

Community Vacation Bible School – that the needs will be met for volunteers this week.

For those who suffered damage this past week from the tornado in West Michigan.