Weekly Bulletin 7/31/16

Sunday, July 31, 2016

 The psalmist invites us:  “Make a joyful noise to the Lord…  Worship the Lord with gladness; Come into his presence with singing.”  (Psalm 100:1-2, NRSV).  Welcome to this time of worship.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Ray Vander Laan

Gathering Praise ~ Evermore

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  How Great Is Our God

Great Is Thy Faithfulness  ~  No Longer Slaves

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Pastor Jake

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Exodus 25:1-8  (pg. 125)

Message l  The Lord Said to Moses, “Shalom”

           Stories of Our Childhood from Exodus

Offering Prayer  ~  Dennis Burke

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Our God

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise


Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Esther Vander Laan


6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church



Birthday Wishes  to Ken Laninga on August 1 who will celebrate 86 years and Julia Menken on Auust 9 who will celebrate 92 years.  Remember them on their special day.

Tom Tucker is at Zeeland Hospital due to an infection.  Remember him in prayer.

Hazel Geurink  has been moved to Royal Park Atrium in Zeeland.  She appreciates visitors and cards.

Give thanks to God for the rain He provided this past week.

Pray for the various needs of HCRC!



Morning Service ~ This morning Rev. Ray Vander Laan will lead us in worship as we continue in the Exodus series.

Church Cook-Out will be held following the morning service at Pastor Jake & Kris’ backyard.  Bring a dish to share and lawn chair; everything else will be provided.  Come enjoy a time of fellowship with your church family.

Evening Service will be held tonight at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Beginning next Sunday our church will host the evening services.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 9 at Royal Park Atrium at 7 pm.  Our lesson is on pages 69 and 70, Episode 3 from Matthew 24 and 25.

Back-to-School items can be placed in the school box until August 19 in the fellowship hall.  Help send a child in Northwest Allegan County to school with school supplies through Love INC.



Today:  July 31

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Ray Vander Laan

     Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

 11:30 am  ~ Church Cook-Out

6 pm ~ Evening Service – Hamilton Reformed Church


Monday, August 1

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Wednesday, August  3

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Work Night

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  August 7

9 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

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

       Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm~ Evening Worship Service ~ HCRC


Advance Notices

Tuesday, August 9 – 7 pm – Small Group Bible Study

Sunday, August 14 – 9:30 am – Communion Worship Service

Monday, August 15 – 6:30 pm – Council meeting


Requested & Expanded Announcements

July 31, 2016

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

Spartan Labels ~ Due to the change in the Spartan UPC label program, we are no longer collecting Spartan labels for the church library.

Cookies are always needed for Sunday morning fellowship.  If you would like to donate cookies for Sunday moning fellowship, please bring them to the church kitchen on Sunday morning.  Cookies can be store-bought or home-made, please avoid cookies with peanut butter and any type of nuts.

Church Library now has the DVD “Miracles From Heaven” available for anyone to view.  This true story of a little girls illness shows how miracles are God’s way of letting us know He’s here.

Church Trip ~ Are you interested in going to the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids as a church group?  If you ae interested, contact Matt Thies or Judi Rice with a date that works for your calendar.  Cost is determined by amount attending.  There are tours available of the garden by foot and by tram ride.

Coping With Loss led by Chris Gillet, Grief Support Coordinator for Wings of Hope Hospice will meet on Wednesday, August 3 at 10 am at Hamilton Reformed Church.  There is no charge to attend and it is an open-ended group, so no registration is necessary.  For more information contact Hamilton Reformed at 751.5145.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds in Grand Haven invites all ladies of all ages to a special day on Wednesday, August 3.  The guest speaker will be Lavone Genzink, author of Mountains of Mercy.  Coffee and cookies will be served starting at 9:30 am and the program will begin at 10 am in the Worship Center.  Lunch will be available for $7 in the Sunshine Room following the program.  For more information visit the grounds website at www.crcg.org.  Join us for this inspirational time of worship, a great message from Von, fellowship with ladies from all walks of life and a delicious lunch, all on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan!

Hungry for Christ is hosting their 1st Annual Western Round-Up Carnival / Motorama (anything with a motor) Fundraiser on Saturday, August 13 from 12 noon – 4 pm at their new location 4565 – 135th Street Hamilton (next to Love INC Heart to Heart Store).  Cost is $10 for an all-day wristband that includes all games, face painting, balloon creations, barrel train rides.  There will also be a Motorama, food, ice cream sundae bar and bake sale.  A Dunk Tank will also be part of the event with your chance to dunk area youth pastors.   Registration for the Motorama opens at 11 am with rewards at 3 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  More information is available at the Welcome Table.

Volunteers are needed at Hungry for Christ to help with the Carnival on August 13.  If you would like to volunteer contact Katy Miller at [email protected] or 616.885.2587.  Help is needed for set-up on Friday night and Saturday morning.  We also need help with the games and clean-up.