Weekly Bulletin 9/06/15

Sunday, September 6, 2015

“Welcome to worship on this Labor Day weekend,

as we celebrate all work – paid and unpaid –

that’s done for the glory of God and the service of others.”

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Chris Dorsey 

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship  ~ Harlan Elshuis

Praise Songs ~  Agnus Dei

I Will Rise

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Confession & Assurance

Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen

Children’s Blessing

Bible Reading ~  James 2:1-17 ~ Kirk Tyler

Morning Prayer ~ Tom Tucker

God’s Word ~  Mark 7:24-37 (pg. 1564)

Message l  It’s Not What You Think

Offering Prayer ~ Kirk Tyler

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,500


God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Doxology

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Kirk Tyler and Sue Tyler


6 pm –  Outdoor Community Worship Service

at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church

Worship Leader:  Rev.Mark Inman


Jodi Schierbeek had foot surgery on Thursday and is recovering at home.  Pray for a complete recovery.

We would like to express our thanks to Pastor Jake for the many visits and the participaton of the funeral for Ed.  Also to the congregation for the prayers, visits and concerns which were very much appreciated.  Thank you again.

~ The Scholten families and Schutte families

To Our Church Family ~ There’s a wonderful peace knowing that our Lord is always watching over us with boundless love, keeping us in his care.  Thank you for your prayers, loving words and acts of kindness.  We serve a Mighty God.

~ Bruce & Betty Eding



Morning Service ~ This morning Rev. Chris Dorsey, professor at Western Theological Seminary,  will lead us in worship.

Community Evening Service tonight  at 6 pm will be held at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church.   The service will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Cadet Kick-off will be held on Wednesday, September 9.  All boys in grades first – 6th are invited.  We wil be going to Zeeland  to watch Mike Grupeen and his Solid Rock strength team.  Meet at the clubhouse at 6:30 pm.

Morning Worship next Sunday, September 13 will be led by Dr. Mike Johnson, our missionary from Ascending Leaders in Texas.  Sunday School classes will also begin

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm at the Royal Park Atrium.  We will discuss lesson 10, “Prophecy and Power”.


Today:  September 6

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

 Prayer Ministry & Fellowship Time follows service

6 pm ~ Community Worship Service ~

Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church

Tuesday, September 8

6:30 pm ~ Community Garden Night

Wednesday, September 9

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

6:30 pm ~ Cadet Kick-off.  Meet at the clubhouse

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  September 13

9:30 am ~  Morning Worship Service  ~ Dr. Mike Johnson

Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund     

Sunday School begins for Pre-K – 12th grade

6 pm  ~ Service at Hamliton Reformed Church


Advance Notices

Monday, September 14 – 6:30 pm ~ Executive Team

Monday, September 14 – 7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, September 15 – 10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study

Tuesday, Septemer 15 – 7 pm  ~ Small Group Bible Study

Sunday, September 20 – 9:30 am ~ Mission Emphasis Week


Requested & Expanded Announcements

September 6, 2015

 Worship Services for September:

September 6 ~ 6 pm:  Labor Day Worship Service at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church

September 13 ~ 9:30 am – Guest Pastor:  Rev. Mike Johnson of Ascending Leaders

September 13 ~ 6 pm:  Service at Hamilton Reformed (due to Pastor Jake’s vacation we will worship  with Hamilton Reformed)

September 20 ~ 9:30 am – Mission Sunday Guest Missionaries:  Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh

September 27 ~ 9:30 am – Mission Sunday ~  Rev. Jake Porter

Cadets Kick-off will be held on Wednesday, September 9.  All boys, 1st grade – 6th grade should meet at the  Cadet Clubhouse at 6:30 pm.  We will be going to Zeeland to be inspired and amazed by Mike Gruppen  and his Solid Rock strength team.

Sunday School will begin their season on September 13.  The Pre-K – 5th grade will meet during the worship service; middle school and high school will meet following the worship time.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin their autumn study session on Tuesday, September 15 at 10 am at church in the Council Room.  This will be a seven session study titled “Peter, The Making of a Disciple”   and will conclude on December 15.  We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month.  Guild members will find the new study books in their mailboxes.  All ladies of all  ages are invited and most welcome to join us in fellowship and learning.  There is no preparation required.  If you need a study book, contact  Naomi Olson at 751.7174.


Heart to Heart Store of Love INC appreciates your gently used donations of clothing, toys, household items  and miscellaneous items. Your items help support the Love INC ministry.

Hamilton Community Series will begin on September 20 – October 18.  We will be using the book, The Ways of the Alongsider, by Bill Mowry.  Each week we will look at how all Christians are called to follow Jesus and to invite others along the way.  On October 18 we will worship at Hamilton High School as a  community.  Jeff Klein will be the guest speaker.

Living Proof Live Simulcast with author Beth Moore and worship leader Travis Cottrell will be held at   Community Reformed Church in Zeeland on Saturday, September 12 from 10:15 am – 5 pm.  Tickets are  $20 (includes lunch) or $15 (excludes lunch).  For ticket  and registration go to communityreformed.org.

The Backpack Ministry has once again been a huge success for the children and youth in our     communities! Thank you to each person who donated backpacks, supplies and financial gifts to support  this important project. A huge thanks also to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Allegan and Bravo        Community Church of Fennville who did a terrific job of coordinating the project, and hosting a great     distribution day.  In total 390 backpacks with supplies were distributed in Allegan, Hamilton, and  Pullman.   All of the students will be off to a great start on their first day of school thanks to your                 generosity. God bless you for blessing our kids!

Pray for our children, teen-agers and youth as school and college begin.