Weekly Bulletin 8/17/14

Sunday, August 17, 2014

“Welcome to this time of worship.  May God open our hearts so love can come forth – love for God and love for one another!  Rejoice!  We’re with the Lord.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Rev. Thom Daubenspeck
 Gathering ~ Draw Me Close

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Rev. Daubenspeck

Confession and Assurance ~  Charles Driscoll

Praise Songs ~ Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

The Church’s One Foundation

Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Zena Walters

Morning Prayer  ~ Rev. Daubenspeck

God’s Word ~  Psalm 133 (pg. 970)

Message l Unity Within the Family of God

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Ray Schrotenboer

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ We Are One In the Spirit

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise ~ Christ Beside Me

Prayer Ministry ~ Ray Schrotenboer and Zena Walters

  6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

 Our Faith and Science

 Dr. Mary Beth Anderson will share how science has deepened her faith and understanding of God’s glory and majesty.


Rev. Ruth Lemmen will be installed and commissioned for her work in Asia on Sunday, August 24 at 10 am at the Church of the Servant CRC in Grand Rapids (3835 Burton St., SE).  The congregation is invited to this service.  Continue to pray for Ruth as she anticipates returning to Asia September 16.

Love INC Prayer Sheets are on the Welcome Table.  Many needs to lift in prayer.


Morning Worship Service will be led by Rev. Thom Daubenspeck of Holland.  We welcome everyone to this time of worship and praise.

Community Service ~ Our evening service tonight will be at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  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.

Service ~ Next Sunday morning, August 24, our worship service will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.  Pastor Ron will continue in the series of Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life focusing on Serving.

Baby Basket ~ Help welcome Keagan Vander Bok into our church family.  The baby basket is located in the fellowship hall until August 24 for your gifts and cards.  Keagan was born on July 23 to Matt & Jill Vander Bok.

Small Group Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at the Royal Park Atrium.  There will be a potluck at 6:30 pm and a time of fellowship.  If you are interested in joining this Small Group please contact Joyce Schaap at 616.396.4860.

Ladies Guild Bible Study season will begin Tuesday, September 16 at 10 am at church in the Council Room.  Study details and calendar dates will be coming out soon.  All ladies of all ages are welcome to join us in fellowship and learning.


Today:  August 17

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~                                                                                                     Rev. Thom Daubenspeck

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

                6 pm – Community Evening Worship Service ~                                                                                    at Hamilton Reformed Church

Monday, August 18

                6:30 pm – Executive Team meeting

7 pm – Council meeting

 Wednesday, August 20

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm – Community Garden Work Night

7 pm – Praise Team

Sunday,  August 24

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

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                6 pm ~ Community Evening Worship Service ~

A Time of Prayer for Our Schools

at Hamilton Reformed Church

 Advance Notices

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

Aug 31~ Sun- 6 pm – Labor Day Outdoor Worship Service at                                                         Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church

See your mailbox for other announcements

Weekly Prayer Opportunities

Sunday morning ~ 9-9:15 am ~ Council Room

Wednesday morning ~ 7 – 8 am ~  Santuary

Anyone is welcome to come and pray


Requested & Expanded Announcements

August 17, 2014

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

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 & 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

Sunday School will begin September 7 and we need more teachers and helpers.  Teachers are needed for Pre-K – 1st grade class; Middle School and High School.  Helpers are needed for the Pre K – 4th grade class  time.  Also childcare is needed during the Adult Sunday School following the morning service.  If you  would like to know more about these opportunities contact Dawn Driesenga or Sandy Lemmen.

Library ~ The church library has added the DVD “God’s Not Dead”.  This DVD is the story of how one person accepted the challenge to prove that God is alive.

Newsletter ~ The September newsletter articles are due August 24 and may be placed in the newsletter  box in the narthex.

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

Lakeshore Little People has employment opportunities for teacher assistants for their Christian Childcare  at their new site location in Hamilton.  Teacher assistants are needed for school-age children in       Kindergarten – 5th grade.  Morning shifts (6-9 am) and/or afternoon shifts (3-6 pm) are available.  For ore information email [email protected].

Blood Drive ~ The next Hamilton area Red Cross Blood Drive will be Thursday, August 21 from 12 noon –  5:45 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Come to donate for a chance to win two tickets to Michigan’s        Adventure.  For more information or to schedule an appointment (not required) call 1-800-RED-CROSS  or visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:  Hamiltonreformed).  The June drive was a big success with            more than 50 donors.  Thank you for your support to give blood!

Love INC Baby Ministry at Allegan Wesleyan Church is in need of diapers (size 4 and 5), baby wipes,  shampoo and formula.  If you feel led to donate baby items to this ministry, your donation may be brought to the Love INC Office in Hamilton, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm.

A Beautiful Race will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 9:30 am.  This 5K Run and family 2K run / Walk  will help support Beautiful Gate Orphanage in Lesotho, Africa.  Beautiful Gate provides residential and             medical care to abandoned, HIV/AIDS affected children ages 0-5 years.  The race will be in Holland on the Ridge Point Church course.  For registration and details go to www.itsyourrace.com or email            [email protected].

Parenting Conference ~ Our children are precious, they are a reward from the Lord!  Attending the 2014  IRBC Conference on Parenting with Dr. Tedd Tripp at the Calvin Covenant Fine Arts Center on September    5-6 will provide to be a worthwhile investment of your time. Registration and information is available at  www.reformedbiblicalcounseling.org.

Join Positive Options, a service of Lakeshore Pregnancy Center, at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, in Holland  on  Tuesday, August 26.  Purchase frozen yogurt any time between 11 am and 11 pm and a portion of   the day’s profits will benefit Positive Options.  Staff will be available between 6 pm and 8 pm to answer  questions and to share with you the amazing things God is doing in the lives of clients.

Disabilities ~ Do you ever wonder what life is like for children with disabilities in other countries, and want  to make things better for them?  Volunteer with Tesoros deDios in Nicaragua as a special needs assistant          or vocational trainer; and help these precious treasures of God become valuable in their society.  Details on volunteering can be found at www.crwm.org.  Your prayers help fill the needs for volunteers.

World Renew is working with local partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia to respond to the deadly Ebola virus, which has already killed nearly 900 people and may spread further unless precautions are taken to contain and prevent further transmission.  This involves educating communities in how Ebola is spread,  how to prevent it, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do if you have the symptoms.  Protective  equipment is being provided to medical centers and essential medicines are being provided to families.