Weekly Bulletin 7/19/15

Sunday, July 19, 2015

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise” (Psalm 145:3, NIV).  We gather to praise our God and Savior.  Welcome!

 9:30 am ~ Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Friend of God;  Jesus Paid It All;

      Come To Jesus

Bible Verse ~ I Peter 2:9-10

Ministry Moments ~ Rachel Brink

Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra

Children’s Blessing

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Genesis 12:1-9 (pg. 17)

Message l  The Good News To the World Through Abram

Offering Prayer ~ Larry Meiste

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Before the Throne of God Above

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Larry Meiste and Kim Greving


6 pm –  Community Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Dennis Voskuil

~ How must the church change ~

Offering:  Love INC School Backpack Ministry

You may either bring school supplies or monetary gifts

for the offering



Den Overbeek was called to his heavenly home on Monday evening, July 13.  Remember in prayer Judy and children Steve, Becky & Steve and Ryan, his grandchildren and extended family through this time.  “Even though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me.”  May God give his comfort and grace to this family.  The funeral service was held yesterday at church.

Dale Eding was able to return home from the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday.  Remember him in pray as he is dealing with back pain and will need to see the Spine Team at the Cleveland Clinc in a couple of weeks.

Newsletter from Jon & Melissa Barlow, our missionaries to the Philippines, is available in your mailbox.  Remember each of our missionaries in your prayers, mail and email:

Jon & Melissa Barlow Family ~ Philippines

Rev. Jonathon & Minet Fisher – New Hope Church, Maine

Rev. Mike & Gina Johnson ~ Ascending Leaders, Sugarland, Texas

Rev. Ruth Lemmen ~ China

Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh Family ~ Cambodia (home service)

Rev. Ray & Esther Vander Laan –

               That The World May  Know Ministry


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship continuing with the stories of Genesis.    Rachel Brink will share of her work with the Food Resource Bank.

July Community Evening Woship Services will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  Tonight the guest speaker will be Dr. Dennis Voskuil, Professor Emeritus of Church History.

Congregational Town-Hall meeting will be held July 26 immediately following the service.  We are in conversation with Western Theological Seminary about becoming a teaching church this fall.  Please come to find out more and get your questions answered.


Today:  July 19

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

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

6 pm ~ Community Worship Service ~

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Dennis Voskuil

Offering:  Love INC Backpack Ministry

Monday, July 20

7 pm ~ Council meeting

 Wednesday, July 22

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

Sunday,  July 26

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

        Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

11 am ~ Town-Hall Congregational meeting

6 pm ~ Community Service at Hamilton Reformed

Guest Speaker:  Amy Klanderman

Offering:  Love INC Back-to-School Ministry

Advance Notices

Tuesday, July 28 ~ 7 pm – Small Group Bible Study

Wednesday, July 29 ~ 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast


Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26         / 6:30 – 8 pm                          at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church

Requested & Expanded Announcements

July 19, 2015

 July Community Evening Services (6 pm) hosted at Hamilton Reformed Church

July 5:  Community Independence Day Service ~ Rev. Ron Ver Wys – Leadership Resource International

July 12: Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger – Hope College, professor of environmental studies

July 19: Dr. Dennis Voskuil – the Marvin & Jerene DeWitt Professor of Emeritus of Church History

July 26: Amy Klanderman – student at Western Theological Seminary – first person message on the  character of the adulteress women in John 8

The offering at each service will be for the Love INC Backpack Ministry.  You may bring back-to-school   supplies or monetary gifts which will be used to purchase school supplies.

Congregational Town Hall meeting will be held on Sunday, July 26 following the morning service.

Small Group Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 7,  “God’s Mercy and Care”.

Classis Holland meeting will be held on Thursday, August 13.  This meeting will include the candidate  examination of our Pastor Jake Porter and Mr. Lee Khang of the Lao CRC.  The meeting will begin at 6 pm  at HCRC.  Remember Jake and Lee Khang in prayer as they prepare for this important step in their   ministry.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Vacation Bible School ~ This year our church will be hosting VBS on Wednesday evenings –  August 5, 12, 19      and 26 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  A sign-up list for volunteers is in the fellowship hall.  We are in need of adult  leaders (18 years and older) and helpers for Pre-K – 4th grade.  Your help and support with this ministry         opportunity   would be greatly appreciated.

Back-to-School Supplies are needed for the Love INC Backpack Ministry.  A list of school items needed is  available  on the Welcome Table.  Your donations may be placed in the basket in the fellowship hall until  August 9.

Love INC Back-to-School Backpack Ministry is up and running.  If you need assistance this coming year with      school supplies for your children, please call Love INC at 751.2533 to fill out an application.  Application  deadline is August 21.

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds will host Tribute Quartet on Saturday, July 25.  The concert  will begin at 7 pm, a free-will offering will be taken to help defray the costs of the music ministry.  Come    early and enjoy a delicious pig roast dinner served from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  For more information on the          concert series of camping opportunities go to www.crcg.org.

Discovery Trip to Cambodia ~ Do you have plans to visit Cambodia?  During your travels, join World Renew       for a mini 2-day visit or up to a 2-week mission trip to discover how Cambodia is recovering from its             turbulent past.  Experience life in a village, on a farm or at a school.  For more details and information go   to www.worldrenew.netgvp

Thank You ~ Your support as part of this Northwest Allegan County community is truly appreciated and we       are humbled by His blessing through you.  Our mission at Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is to   mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.  As we reach out to              grow our presence, especially in Allegan and Pullman, and meet needs while empowering our clients, we   are the first to realize we can’t serve this mission and these goals without you.

Our appreciation is also be behalf of the hundreds of families that have been touched with prayer,   encouragement and a helping hand in their time of need.  Please continue to pray for the peace, hope  and joy of our clients and that our volunteers and staff might be the hands and feet of Christ as we minister in His Name.

Thank you so much for partnering with us in this ministry of love!  May our Lord bless you all with His grace and peace.   ~    Brian Love INC