Weekly Bulletin 8/03/14

Sunday, August 3, 2014

“One generation shall praise Your works to another” (Psalm 145:4,NKJV).  We come together – young and old and in between – to praise the Lord and celebrate his works.  Welcome!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Rev. Ron De Young
 Gathering ~ Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Rev. De Young

Confession and Assurance ~ Psalm 32:1-5 ~ Mark Driesenga

Praise Songs ~ Lead Me, Guide Me / Our God Is Greater

Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Hebrews 13:11-16  (pg. 879)

Message l The Discipline of Sacrifice

Prayer of Application

Service of Communion

Thy Love to Me, O Christ

The Wonderful Cross

Offering Prayer ~ Wes Lemmen

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

World Renew

Offertory ~ Vacation Bible School

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise ~We Trust In the Name of Our Lord Our God

Prayer Ministry ~ Wes Lemmen and Esther Vander Laan


 6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church



 Julia Menken will celebrate her 90th birthday on August 8.  Remember her with birthday greetings.  (Royal Park Atrium, 400 Parkside Drive, Room 214, Zeeland, MI   49464)

Words cannot expres how grateful I am to my Hamilton CRC family for your expressions of love and care through the illness and home going of Paul.  Thank you for the visits, cards, food and most of all your prayers.  As I begin this new and difficult chapter of my life, please continue to pray for me.  “Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”                                                                                        ~Joyce Schaap

Church Family Communion Visits this afternoon ~ Wilma Schierbeek, Hazel Geurink, Harlan & Harriet Meiste, Julia Menken and Ken Laninga.  Remember these of our church family in your prayers.


 Morning Worship Service will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.  We will also celebrate Holy Communion.  If you believe the Lord Jeuss Christ is your Savior from sin and if you are a confessing member of His church, you are welcome to join in the Lord’s Supper this morning.

Service ~ Rev. Roger Kleinheksel will lead us in worship next Sunday, August 10.

Community Service ~ For the month of August the evening Community Worship services will be held at Hamiton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  Tonight Dr. Habeeb Awad will speak on the Conflict of Israel and Palestine.

Vacation Bible School ~ This morning a DVD will be shown during the offering to share all the excitement that 190 children experienced during Bible School Week.  Thank you to those who volunteered, donated items and prayed!  It was an awesome four nights!

Supper & Auction night will be Thursday, August 7.  Supper begins at 5:30; auction at 7 pm in the church fellowship hall.  Hosted by Lakeshore Quest Ministries.


 Today:  August 3

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

              Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                            World Renew

                     Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

    6 pm – Community Evening Worship Service ~       at Hamilton Reformed

Monday, August 4

                7 pm – Elders meeting

 Tuesday, August 5

10:30 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study Social at Naomi’s home

 Wednesday, August 6

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm – Community Garden Work Night

7 pm – Praise Team

Thursday, August 7

5:30 pm – Supper hosted by Lakeshore Quest Ministry

7 pm – Auction for Lakeshore Quest Ministry

Saturday, August 9

4 pm – Youth Outreach Project

Sunday,  August 10

    9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Roger Kleinheksel

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

   6 pm ~ Community Evening Worship Service ~  Hamilton Reformed

 Advance Notices

Aug 16 ~ Sat – 8-9 am – Men’s Breakfast in fellowship hall

Aug 18 ~ Mon – 6:30 pm – Executive meeting

Aug 18~ Mon – 7 pm – Council meeting

Aug 27~ Sat – 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest


Requested & Expanded Announcements

August 3, 2014

August Community Evening Services (6 pm) at Hamilton Reformed Church

August 3:    Conflict of Israel and Palestine ~ Dr. Habeed Awad

August 10:    Cloud of Witnesses ~ Testimonies of brothers and sisters from Hamilton who have    experienced the power and grace of God at work in their lives.

August 17:           Our Faith and Science ~ Dr. Mary Beth Anderson, Professor of Chemistry at Hope College,  will share how science has deepened her faith and understanding of God’s glory and   majesty.

August 24:           Annual Prayer for our Schools ~ Rev. Tom Dekker

August 31:           Labor Day Outdoor Service at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church ~ Rev. Mark Inman

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 am at the home of Naomi Olson for a   social  time and to look over study material for the coming year.    All ladies are  welcome to join us as we look forward to a new season of studying God’s word together.

Supper and Auction ~ The Lakeshore Quest Ministries will be hosting a Supper & Auction night in the fellowship hall on Thursday, August 7.  Sloppy Joe’s, potato salad, beverage and dessert will be available                from 5:30 – 7pm; with the auction at 7 pm.  Your support will help send Michelle Shirey on a deer hunt   at the Legends Ranch in Bitely, Michigan.  If you have items to donate to the auction contact Ken &  Verna Berens at 751.5967.  Come out and support this ministry!

Youth Outreach Project will be held this Saturday, August 9.  Meet at the church parking lot at 4 pm to go   and serve supper at Holland Rescue Mission.  Anyone is welcome to join; contact Zena Walters if you  plan to help.

Baby Basket is out in the fellowship hall to welcome Keagan Jean Vander Bok, daughter of Matt & Jill.   Help   welcome Keagan with your love.  Gifts may be placed in the basket until August 24.

Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 8 -9 am.  All men, young and old, are welcome to  a great breakfast in the fellowship hall.

Cookies are needed for Sunday morning fellowship time.  Sign-up in the fellowship hall for the Sunday that    you can donate home-made or store-bought cookies.  (please avoid cookies with peanut butter, tree   nuts and peanuts.)

Library ~ Slavery was abolished in the United Sates with the Civil War, but it is still accepted in a lot of the   world and is still occurring in the United States.  Shyima was 8-years-old in 1997 when her Egyptian   parents sold her to pay a family debit.  She was brought to the U.S. illegally and worked here for several  years before being rescued.  The book, “Hidden Girl:  The True Story of a Modern Day Child Slave” has   been added to the church library.

Hungry for Christ will be having a Car Show and Open House on Saturday, August 9, 12 noon – 3pm at their    facility (3871 – 144th Avenue, Hamilton).  Come and enjoy free food, tours of the facility, live music along with fire trucks and face painting for the kids.

Love INC is in need of volunteers, small groups, Bible study groups to help provide meals for the children  that come to Life Skills at Thursday evenings at Haven Reformed Church.  The majority of the children that come are not fed before they arrive and the children have come to enjoy these meals.  This is an  opportunity to introduce table manners and participate in a sit-down meal with these children.  There is  an average of 15-20 children per week and the meal is served at 6:15.  Volunteers would be responsible    for preparing, serving and clean-up.  If you would be willing to commitment to one week about every 10-15 weeks, please call Jean Eding at 751.2533, ext. 107 or email:  [email protected]

Backpack Ministry through Love INC is in need of pencil boxes, graph paper, 3-ring binders, loose paper,  protractors, 2-pocket folders, spiral notebooks and highlighters to help fill the backpacks.  Your  donations can be brought to the Love INC office in Hamilton.

Gracias Honduras Mission Report will be given on Sunday, August 10 at 5 pm at the Overisel Reformed   Church.  The service of worship will be led by the members who went to Gracias in July.  We realize   many of you sponsor children in Gracias and may be interested in seeing what God is doing through  World Vision and your prayers to build strong families and communities in Honduras.  All are invited