Weekly Bulletin 7/16/2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

“Welcome to Hamilton Christian Reformed Church as we rejoice in the Spirit’s gifts, receive God’s Word and become refreshed to go forth and serve again in Jesus name.

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

Gathering Praise
Here I Am To Worship ~ Blessed Be Your Name
Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~ Blessed Assurance
In Christ Alone ~ King of My Heart
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Children’s Message
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Harley Elshuis
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
God’s Word ~ Acts 9 (pg. 1706)
Message ~ Saul Turns To The Way
Song ~ No Longer Slaves
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ Mighty to Save
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Harley Elshuis and Esther Vander Laan

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service
at Hamilton CRC

Ask The Pastor’s
Questions that have been submitted will be answered by Rev. Jake Porter, Rev. Tom Dekker and Rev. Jon Delger


Thank You Hamilton CRC family, Pastor Jake and Elders Doug Wabeke, Kurt Dykstra for your prayers, food, cards, flowers and visits following my surgery. Above all thanks to God for making progress in healing. Margaret Scholten and Schuttee families


Morning Service ~ This morning the worship service will be led by Pastor Jake. After the service join for a time of fellowship – coffee and juice are available in the fellowship hall.

Evening Worship Service will be held tonight at our church. Pastor Jake, Pastor Tom and Pastor Jon will answer questions that we have always wondered about in the Bible. Next Sunday Rev. Tom Dekker of Hamilton Reformed will lead us in worship.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, July 25 at 7 pm at Garry & Marion Nyboer’s home. Our lesson is #7 – Praying Our Fear.

Directories ~ A new church address directory is available in your church mailbox.

Nursery Attendants ~ If you are unable to serve in the church nursery on your scheduled Sunday morning, please find someone to take your place. If you would like to have your name added to the nursery list please contact the church office.

Back-to-School items are needed for Love INC to provide children in need of Allegan County with age-appropriate school supplies. A list of items needed is included in the July/August newsletter and also at the Welcome Table. Items may be placed in the “school box” through August 11.


Today: July 16
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Pastor Jake
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Fellowship Time
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC

Wednesday, July 19
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

Sunday, July 23
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker

Requested & Expanded Announcements
July 16, 2017

Cookies are needed for fellowship time following morning worship. They can be home-made or store-bought, but please avoid peanut butter and nuts of any type. Cookies can be brought to the church kitchen before any morning service.

Quest Ministry ~ Help send Sydney Wassink and SSG Sean Mather on an “Experience of a Life Time!” through Lakeshore Quest Ministries. To help send these two on a whitetail hunt, Quest Ministry is hosting a supper and auction on Wednesday, July 26 at The Hall in Overisel. A meal of sloppy joes, hot dogs and sides will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. An auction will be held starting at 7 pm. If you have items to donate to the auction (craft items, baked goods, gift cards, etc.) contact Jim Mentzer at 616.218.6528. Quest Ministry sends Purple Heart Vets and special needs children to an all-paid whitetail hunt at 2Hats Game Ranch in Big Rapids. This fun-filled evening helps raise funds to make this happen. Your support is appreciated.

5-Day Bible Club will take place in Hamilton July 24-28 at two locations in Hamilton. Club 1 will meet at 4127 Pine Trail Lane from 10 – 11:30 am. Club 2 will meet at Heath Township Ball Park gazebo from 1 – 2:30 pm. All children 5-12 years old are encouraged and welcome to attend. The event is free and parents are invited too. This event is sponsored by Haven Reformed Church and Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Concert ~ Hamilton Reformed Church will be hosting a concert on Friday, July 28 at 2 pm. The concert will feature The Silvertones, a small band that will be playing both religious songs and music of yesteryear. The concert is not only for senior adults, but for all who would like to enjoy what should be a time of good music, good fellowship and good refreshments. The concert should last about an hour. Invite your friends and please join us!

Water Fund Raiser for Love INC ~ The water system at the Love INC offices and Heart-to-Heart Store has a high nitrate content and has been undrinkable for the past 2 years. The DEQ and Health Department has suggested that an on-site water treatment system is the only permanent solution. The system cost $8,000 including parts, labor and quarterly monitoring. Love INC is reaching out to the community to help raise funds for this water treatment and help make the water safe to drink. If you would like to help meet this goal to have safe drinking water please send your gifts to Love INC, PO Box 36, Hamilton, Michigan 49419. Please earmark your gift “Water Project” and help us reach our goal.

Homelessness ~ Would you like to experience what it is like to live a day in the life of someone living in poverty? Do you want to learn more about the homeless population in Allegan County and have a voice into helping this population? Allegan County CoC is hosting a Summit on Homelessness in Allegan County on Thursday, July 20 from 8:15 am – 3 pm. If you would like more information see the flyers at the Welcome Table or contact Jean at Love INC – 751.2533 or loveincje@frontier.com. Seating is limited.

Pray for Inspire 2017 ~ Inspire 2017 is a conference to connect people from across the 1,000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 3-5 in Detroit, Michigan, please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for the Prayer Walk, Prayer Room and onsite prayer partners. Pray that a spirit of prayer will infuse all of Inspire 2017, that hearts will be opened or reopened to God, to hear his voice and to connect. Pray that people will confidently come to our loving Father wherever they are – in worship times, in places set aside for prayer, both individually and with friends and prayer partners.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds (12253 Lakeshore Drive Grand Haven) is excited to welcome Skylight Quartet and Sacred Harmonies in concert on Saturday, July 22. We have two great groups for you to enjoy. Come out and enjoy a night filled with uplifting music, comedy and four-part harmony! The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm. No tickets are needed for any of the summer concerts however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry. Be sure and come early and enjoy a delicious Baked Whitefish or Ham dinner. Your dinner will be complete with sides and beverage. To find out more about the summer concerts go to www.crcg.org and click on the summer activities tab.