Weekly Bulletin 7/23/2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In the words of Jacob: “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God!” (Genesis 28:17). Welcome to worship at Hamilton CRC.

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

Gathering Praise
Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~ Ten Thousand Reasons; Days of Elijah
What Wondrous Love Is This
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra
Chrysalis Sharing
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Berend Bergman
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ Cornerstone
God’s Word ~ Acts 10 (pg. 1708)
Message ~ The Mission of Jesus Goes To The Gentiles
Song ~ Build Your Kingdom Here
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ Doxology
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Berend Bergman and Michele Dykstra

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service
at Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker
Genesis 21:8-21
When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Thank You to everyone who helped me in some form with my new apartment! Your kind words and gestures mean the world to Charlie and I. We are so lucky to have a family here in this church! ~ With Love, Renae and Charlie

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. Rev. Tom Dekker of Hamilton Reformed will lead us in worship tonight and next Sunday evening. Join us at 6 pm for this community service.

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.

Church & Family Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Cars 2 will be played – bring the kids to enjoy a fun-filled movie.

Back-to-School time is here! Love INC is in need of school items to help children in need of Allegan County go back to school. A list of items needed is available on the Welcome Table. School supplies may be placed in the “school box” in the fellowship hall through August 11.

Sr. Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 8:30 am at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant. Anyone is welcome to come and join for a great breakfast and fellowship.

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.

Offerings ~ General Fund offering for July 16 was $3,763.00; Building Fund offering was $185.00.

Today: July 23
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Pastor Jake
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Fellowship Time
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker

Monday, July 24
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, July 25
7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study – Lesson 7

Wednesday, July 26
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest Restaurant
6:30 pm ~ Church Movie Night – fellowship hall

Sunday, July 30
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 23, 2017
Thank You ~ For a family in need your gift provides a life-changing opportunity to overcome extreme hunger, injustice and the impact of disaster. It means preventing malnutrition in children, a successful harvest for a farmer, and access to water for a community. We are grateful that you have given generously to change the story of people living the harsh reality of poverty. Your support is empowering communities to learn, try new techniques and create lasting change for their families. They are accomplishing goals that some never thought they would be able to achieve. With confidence and new skills, community members have been able to start new businesses, farm new crops, and earn enough income to send their children to school. These are only a few examples of how gifts like yours are giving new hope. Thank you for your support to World Renew through your Community Pancake Breakfast and helping support God’s children in need.

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.

Kids ~ Pick and Roll, Michael James, basketball’s living legend, is coming to town. At a skills contest, will Liz and Spike’s friendship be destroyed when the competition gets fierce? Who’s better at shooting, at dribbling, and at setting up a Pick and Roll? Subscribe for free at www.getkidscorner.com. At www.kidscorner.net, download two of our best free resources: The KC Sketch book and the KC Summer Fun Book.

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.

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 accessibility and for people of all levels of ability to be included, involved, comfortable and blessed. Pray that Inspire 2017 will be a true family reunion, reflecting the church in all its diversity and beauty.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds (12253 Lakeshore Drive Grand Haven) is excited to welcome The Mylon Hayes Family in concert on Saturday, July 29. This is their first time at the Grounds and we hope you will come on out and warmly welcome them as you listen to their message and music that will help you see Jesus and realize His great love for you! The doors to the Worship Center open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm. No tickets are needed for any 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 Meatloaf dinner complete with sides and beverage. To find out more about the summer concerts go to www.crcg.org and click on summer activities tab.