Weekly Bulletin 8/31/14

Sunday, August 31, 2014

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Welcome to worship as brothers and sisters in faith.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:   Seminarian Shelby Gemmen

Gathering ~Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee / Come Thou Fount

Welcome & Opening Prayer ~ Mr. Shelby Gemmen

Confession and Assurance  ~ Charles Driscoll

Praise Songs ~  All Creatures of Our God and King

                        I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Our Shared Greetings

Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen

Morning Prayer  ~ Mr. Shelby Gemmen

God’s Word ~  Jude (pg. 1909)

Message l Jude:  Jesus, Our Only Lord

Prayer of Application

Offering Prayer ~ Paul Kloosterman

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

God’s Blessing  

Sending Praise ~ Before the Throne of God Above

Prayer Ministry ~ Paul Kloosterman and Sue Tyler

  6 pm –  Outdoor Evening Worship Service

at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church

 Worship Leader:  Rev. Mark Inman



 Rev. Ruth Lemmen will be leaving for China on September 16.  She would like to see her church family, say goodbye and have ice creams sundaes with you on Sunday, September 14 from 2-4 pm at Hamilton CRC fellowship hall.  Please pray that she will be granted a double entry visa, packing will go smoothly and that she would say goodbye well.


 Morning Worship Service will be led by Mr. Shelby Gemmen who is part of the Renewal Lab at Immanuel CRC in Hudsonville.

 Community Evening Worship tonight at 6 pm at Diamond Spring Wesleyan Church.  The service will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  The guest speaker will be Rev. Mark Inman.  Bring lawn chairs.

Service ~ Next Sunday morning and evening, September 7, Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde will lead us in worship.  Rev. Vanden Einde was part of the Borculo CR Church.

New Church Season ~ Next Sunday, September 7, Sunday School will have a “Meet and Greet” time for the children and youth as a new church year and Sunday School season begins.

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.


Today:  August 31

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Seminarian Shelby Gemmen

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                                Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows the service

                6 pm – Labor Day Outdoor Worship Service

at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church

Worship Leader:  Rev. Mark Inman

Wednesday, September 3

7 am – Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm – Community Garden Work Night

7 pm – Executive Team meeting

7 pm – Praise Team

Sunday,  September 7

                9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~

Worship Leader:  Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

                                Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

                11 am – Congregational meeting

11 am – Sunday School

                6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Harlan Vanden Einde

                                  Offering:  GATE After School Ministry

Advance Notices

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

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

Sept. 13 ~ Sat – 4 pm – Youth Outreach Project

Sept. 16~ Tues – 10 am – Ladies Guild Bible Study

  1. Sept 20~ Sat – 8 am – Men’s Breakfast

Sept. 22 ~ Mon – 7 pm – Council

Sept. 24 ~ Wed – 8:30 am – Sr. Breakfast


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 31, 2014

Outdoor Community Evening Service tonight will be held at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church at 6 pm.   Rev. Mark Inman will lead the worship service.     Weather permitting the service will be held outdoors.

Sunday School for all ages will begin September 7 with a “Meet and Greet” for Pre-K – 12th grade.      September 14 we will have lesson and class time; Pre-K – 8th grade will be dismissed during the worship                 service for their lesson; High School Youth will meet in the Youth Room following worship service.

Newsletter ~ The September Observer is available in your church mailbox and includes updates from our   missionaries.

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  .

Youth Mission Project will be Saturday, September 13.  We will meet at the church parking lot at 4 pm and   go serve supper at the Holland Rescue Mission.  Anyone is welcome to join us on this mission ministry.

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 book 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.

Church Camp-Out for 2015 will be July 17, 18 and 19 at Tri-Ponds Campground.  If you would like to camp   with your church family you can call Tri-Ponds at 269.673.4740 or email at triponds.com to reserve a   site.  Tri-Ponds is holding some sites for Hamilton CRC for a limited time so make your reservation soon.    Any questions contact Michele Dykstra.

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds in Grand Haven is hosting a travelogue, ‘National Treasures:  Michigan National Parks and the Everglades” on Monday, September 1.  A traditional roast beef dinner will be available from 5-6:30 pm with the travelogue at 7 pm.  On Saturday, September 6 the Hope         Heralds and the Faithful Journey Quartet will be in concert beginning at 7 pm with a chicken dinner          available from 5-6:30 pm

World Renew ~ An unprecedented number of people around the world are suffering as a result of violent  conflict.  World Renew is responding by working with Christian partners to meet the needs of civilian    families in Iraq, (especially persecuted Christians) Gaza, the Ukraine, Nigeria, South Sudan and the  Central African Republic.  Our conflict response in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan is also ongoing.  Your  prayer and financial support is urgently needed to enable World Renew to show God’s love and peace in     these very challenging contexts.

Prayers ~ This week be in prayer for our churches congregational meeting on September 7.  Pray that we  may know God’s direction.  Also pray for the various Bible study groups and Sunday School that will be  starting with the new church season.