Weekly Bulletin 8/09/15

Sunday, August 9, 2015

“Welcome to worship!  May we all grow in our love for God and for one another as we present ourselves before our Lord.”

 9:30 am ~ Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Holy, Holy, Holy;  Ten Thousand Reasons

Agnus Dei

Bible Verse ~ I Peter 2:9-10

Children’s Message ~ Tom Tucker

Children’s Blessing

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Ephesians 2:1-10 (pg. 1818)

Message l  From Death to Life: 

              The Transforming Power of God

Offering Prayer ~ Garry Nyboer

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~  Revelation Song

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Garry Nyboer and Sue Tyler


6 pm –  Community Worship Service

at Hamilton CRC

God’s Story With God’s People

Guest Speaker:  Rev. Amber Taylor

 Message ~ The Most Dangerous Narratives

John 4:1-29

Offering:  Love INC Food Pantry



Bruce Eding will be having surgery at Meijer Heart Hospital on Monday, August 10.  Remember him in prayer.

Dale Eding was able to return home on Tuesday from Cleveland Clinic.  Remember him in prayer for strength and relief from back pain.

Ed Scholten, continue to pray for him at Freedom Inn.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship.  Next Sunday morning we will celebrate Holy Communion.  A thank offering will be received for Faith Promise Mission Support.

August Community Evening Woship Services will be hosted at our church starting at 6 pm.  Tonight Rev. Amber Taylor will be the guest speaker.  Amber is on staff at David’s House Minsitries, which is a non-profit minsitry that serves adutls and families with cognitive and physical disabilities.  The theme for the August services is “God’s Story With God’s People”.

Vacation Bible School is being held every Wednesday evening in August at our church.  Any children Pre-K – 4th grade are welcome to attend.  God’s farm opens at 6:30 – 8 pm.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 8, “There Is A Prophet in Israel”.

Classis Examiniation for Pastor Jake will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 6 pm in the sanctuary.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

Church Picnic next Sunday, August 16 will be held after the morning service at Jake & Kris’ house.   Please bring a dish to share; hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to come to this time of fellowship.


 Today:  August 9

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 ~ Hamilton CRC

Guest Speaker:  Rev.  Amber Taylor

Offering:  Love INC Food Pantry


Tuesday, August 11

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

 Wednesday, August 12

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 – 8 pm ~ Vacation Bible School at HCRC

Thursday, August 13

6 pm  – Classis Holland meeting at HCRC

Sunday,  August 16

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

Celebration of Holy Communion

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

                Faith Promise Mission Support

11:30 am ~ Church Picnic at Pastor Jake & Kris’ house

 6 pm ~ Community Service at HCRC

Guest Speaker:   Jenna Brandsen

Offering:  Love INC Personal Needs Pantry

Advance Notices

Monday, August 17 – 7 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, August 18 – 7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study


Requested & Expanded Announcements

August 9, 2015

 August Community Evening Services (6 pm) hosted at Hamilton CRC

August 2:  Rev. Janelle Koolhaas-Lopez                                        (Offering:  GATE After School Ministry)

August 9:   Rev. Amber Taylor  (Offering: Love INC Food Pantry)

Amber graduated from Western Theological Seminary in 2014.  She has served as the Special   Needs Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church and is presently working at Dave’s House Ministries which    is a non-profit ministry that serves adults and families with cognitive and physical disabilities.  She is also a baker, runner, biker and nature-lover and has a passion for inclusion and helping all of       God’s children find their place in God’s story.

August 16:  Jenna Brandsen

(Offering:  Love INC Personal Needs Pantry)

August 23:  Dr. Tom Boogaart (Offering:  Teen Life On Campus)

August 30:  A Time of Prayer for Our Schools  (Offering:  Love INC)

Vacation Bible School  for children, 4 years-old – 4th grade will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at      Hamilton CRC from 6:30 – 8 pm.  All children, Pre-K – 4th grade are encouraged to attend any Wednesday evening and join with others on God’s Farm.  Remember your food items for the offering.

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.

Communion Worship will be held on Sunday, August 16 at the 9:30 am service.  The love offering will be for    Faith Promise Mission.

Church Picnic will be held at Jake & Kris’ house on Sunday, August 16 at 11:30 am.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, please bring a dish to share.

Back-to-School Supplies ~ School items for the Love INC Backpack Ministry may be placed in the school box in the fellowship hall through today.  These items are greatly appreciated and help to send a child / youth to school with a dose of encouragement.  Your support of this project is appreciated.

American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 12 noon – 5:45 pm at Hamilton  Reformed Church.  To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:   hamiltonreformed) or call 1.800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) – appointments are not necessary.  Help save a life and donate blood.

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is sponsoring the Singing Crusaders on Saturday, August 15.   The concert will begin at 7 pm.  A free-will offering will be received for the music ministry.  Come early  and enjoy a dinner of Tilapia or home-made meatloaf served in the Sunshine Room from 5 – 6:30 pm.

Retreat With a Reason ~ The Bible League International Retreat will be held on September 10 at the    Friendship Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center.  Valerie Elliot Shephard will be the featured  speaker and will share her testimony.  Registration information is located by the church mailboxes.

Thank You so much for your gift for the work of the Back to God Ministries International.  It is heartwarming for us to receive gifts from our faithful supporters, and to know that you are praying for   us as well.  I am often amazed by the expanse of our ministry, and how a particular language ministry reaches people far away from the country where it originates.  For example, our Portuguese team recently received this note from a listener in Australia:  “When the Cada Dia program starts, it seems  that God enters my house and fills me with peace.”  How blessed to be part of a ministry that brings  peace into people’s homes and lives!  Our ministry is widespread, and we know that God is blessing our  efforts.  Thanks again, and may God bless you!    ~    Rev. Kurt Selles, Director of Back to God Ministry