Weekly Bulletin 8/24/14

Sunday, August 24, 2014

“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him”  (Psalm 34:8, NRSV).  Welcome to worship, where the Lord feeds us with his Word and shelters us in his love.”

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Rev. Ron De Young

Gathering ~ How Firm a Foundation

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Rev. De Young

Confession and Assurance ~  The Servant Song ~Charles Driscoll

Praise Songs ~  Everlasting Arms / Lean On Me

       The Solid Rock

Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Kurt Dykstra

Ministry Update ~ Pastoral Search ~ Larry Meiste

Morning Prayer  ~ Rev. De Young

God’s Word ~  Luke 22:24-30 (pg. 1637)

Message l The Discipline of Serving

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Kurt Dykstra

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ He’s Not Finished With Me Yet

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise ~ Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love

Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra and Michele Dykstra

6 pm –  Community Evening Worship Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Prayers for Our Schools

Worship Leader:  Rev. Tom Dekker



Ron Boerman  will celebrate his 57th birthday on Wednesday, August 27.  Take time to help him celebrate his birthday with a card or visit.  (address – Rest Haven Care Center, 280 W. 40th Street, Holland, MI  49423)

Rev. Ruth Lemmen is being installed and commissioned this morning at the Church of the Servant CRC in Grand Rapids for her work in Asia.  Ruth is anticipating leaving on September 16.  Remember her needs in prayer.


Morning Worship Service will be led by Rev. Ron De Young.  Pastor Ron will be continuing thes series on Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life.  This morning we will reflect on  Serving.  On September 14 Pastor Ron will reflect on our Spiritual Discipline of Giving.

Community Service ~ Our evening service tonight will be at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm.  Rev. Tom Dekker will lead us in praying for our schools.  Soon our children will return to the school room and our young adults may already have started college.  We want to pray for them as the school year begins and continue through the school year.

Service ~ Next Sunday morning, August 31, our morning service will be led by Seminarian Shelby Gemmen.

Council Update ~ At the August 18 Council meeting, the Council decided to present to the congregation for approval the single nomination of Mr. Jacob Porter for consideration to receive a call to become the next pastor of Hamilton CRC.  A special congregational meeting will be held September 7 at 11 am to vote on this proposal.  Anyone who is a professing member, 18 years and older, is asked to attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots are available from any elder.  A profile of Jacob Porter is available in your church mailbox.

Baby Basket ~ Your gifts and cards for Keagan Vander Bok can be placed in the Baby Basket through today.


Today:  August 24

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

            Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

            Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

 6 pm – Community Evening Worship Service ~

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Prayers for our Schools

Worship Leader:  Rev. Tom Dekker

Wednesday, August 27

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant

6:30 pm – Community Garden Work Night

7 pm – Praise Team

Sunday,  August 31

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Mr. Shelby Gemmen

            Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~ Labor Day Outdoor Worship Service at

Diamond    Springs Wesleyan Church

Worship Leader:  Rev. Mark Inman

 Advance Notices

Sept. 7 ~ Sun- 11 am – Congregational meeting

Sept. 8 ~ Mon 6:30 pm – Executive meeting

Sept. 8~ Mon – 7:15 pm – Elders meeting

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 24, 2014

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

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 for all ages will begin September 7.  We are still in need of teachers to helpers and someone    to help with childcare during the Adult Sunday School following the morning service.  If you would like to know about these ministry opportunities contact Dawn Driesenga or Sandy Lemmen

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

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.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin their autumn study session on Tuesday, September 16 at 10 am at church in the Council Room.  This will be a seven session study titled “Paul, to Live is Christ” and will               conclude  on December 16.  We will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Guild members  will find the new study books and the autumn session calendar in their mailboxes.  All ladies, of all ages, are welcome to join us in fellowship and learning.  There is no preparation required.  If you need a study  book contact Naomi Olson.

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   more information email [email protected].

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.

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.

World Missions ~ Prayer for International Teachers.  Many missionaries serve as teachers around the world.  Classes recently started at many of these international schools.  Pray for a smooth transition for  the students and teachers.