Weekly Bulletin 9/10/2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Brothers and sisters, welcome to Hamilton Christian Reformed Church as we embark on a new program year! Thank you for sharing this day with us.

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~
Our God
Ten Thousand Reasons
All Hail the Power Of Jesus Name
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
New Member Welcome ~ Bill & Nancy Fitts
Sunday School ~ (Pre-K – 5th grade dismissed)
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Larry Meiste
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ All Who Are Thirsty
God’s Word ~ Acts 17 (pg. 1722)
Message ~ The Good News Meets The Wise Of This World
Song of Response ~ God Will Make A Way
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ Love The Lord
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Larry Meiste and Esther Vander Laan

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service
at Hamilton Reformed Church

Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker


Harriet Meiste will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday, September 15. Take time to wish her a happy birthday:
Lakeside Vista ~ 340 W. 40th Street
Friesland Haus #4 – Room 7 ~ Holland, MI 49423

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, let us also remember those who are preparing for Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. “God will be our ever-present help in trouble”.


Morning Service ~ This morning, Pastor Jake will lead us in worship as we continue the series of Acts. Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade begins this morning. Children will be dismissed during the morning service. We will also welcome new members, Bill & Nancy Fitts, to our church family.

Evening Worship service tonight will be held at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Rev. Tom Dekker will lead the worship service. Next Sunday there will be no 6 pm service, Hamilton Reformed will be having the installation service of their new pastor, Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep, at 4 pm.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 pm at Phyl Nyboer’s home. Our lesson is from Psalm 73, “Praying Our Doubt”, lesson 10.

Church Fall Fellowship Kick-Off will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at the Heath Township Park. Supper will be from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and at 6:30 pm Council vs. the Youth Group in kickball. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided; please bring a dish to share, table service and beverage.

Building Project Offering will be taken during the morning service of September 17. There are some special projects that the Building Team would like to do at church, but funding is needed. Please consider your gift to these projects.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin their season on Tuesday, September 19 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. All ladies are welcome to be part of this Bible study.

Offerings for September 3: General Fund ~ $1,302.00; Building Fund ~ $125.00


Today: September 10
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Pastor Jake
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 5th Grade
Story: Creation
Fellowship Time follows worship service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Ref. Church
Worship Leader: Rev. Tom Dekker

Monday, September 11
6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting
7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting

Tuesday, September 12
7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study ~ lesson 10

Wednesday, September 13
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
5:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Church Fall Kick-Off –Township Park

Sunday, September 17
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Building Project Fund
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

Requested & Expanded Announcements
September 10, 2017

Pick-Up for Jesus Transportation ~ As a church we want to open our doors to children of the community to come on Sunday mornings to hear of Jesus love through Sunday School. We need willing adults to volunteer to pick-up children at their home on Sunday mornings, sit with them until dismissed for Sunday School and bring them home. If you would be willing to volunteer, please sign the sheet at the Welcome Table. We need to plant the seed of Jesus in these children.

Church Fall Fellowship Kick-Off will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at the Hamilton Township Park (by the fire station). Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share, table service, beverage and lawn chair. The supper will be from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. At 6:30 pm the Council will take on the Youth Group in a game of kick-ball. Come out and support this great night and cheer on your favorite team!

Prayer Partners ~ We would like to cover each of our children and youth with prayer throughout the school year. If you would like to be a prayer partner please sign the sheet at the Welcome Table. You will be assigned a child / youth by September 17.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin their Autumn Session on Tuesday, September 19 at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a 6 lesson study of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Guild members will find their autumn calendar in their mailbox September 10. Thinking of trying a Bible study? All ladies of all ages are invited and most welcome to join us in fellowship and learning or just come visit. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10 am. Any changes in schedule will be given in advance. There is no preparation required. If you need a study book, contact Lori at the church office.

Church Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend and be updated on the Hamilton CRC.

Youth Room Needs ~ If anyone has a way of redoing couches and chairs or know of good used furniture please contact Zena Walters. The youth room needs an updated look before the season begins.

Hurricane Harvey Relief ~ Donations of items will be accepted in the parking lot of Bentheim Reformed Church for the victims of Hurricane Harvey on Thursday, September 14 – Saturday, September 15 from 8 am – 5 pm. A list of items that are needed is in your church mailbox and the Welcome Table.

Love INC Heart-to-Heart Resale Store is in need of good used clothing, appliances and furniture. Donations may be brought to the store (4621 – 135th Avenue ,Hamilton) Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm. Your donations are very much appreciated.

Love INC Backpack Thank You ~ Our children and youth are back in school and many of them have their needed backpacks and supplies thanks to you – the people who make for a terrific caring community! This year in the Hamilton and Allegan area you provided 210 backpacks, and in the Pullman area approximately 200 children benefited from your care. The smiles tell it all and the donations this year were outstanding! Special thanks to Immanuel Lutheran Church for again hosting the Hamilton / Allegan distribution and serving a free lunch to children and their parents. The Pullman Office of Love INC served as the pick-up location for their area. Please pray that each student will be blessed with a productive year of learning, and a year filled with great experiences. Thank you again ~ Love INC

Prayer Request from New Hope – Bangor, Maine
I did not mention in my most recent update that Barb, a founding member and our deacon and treasure, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer back in May (at the age of 55). She has been undergoing chemo treatments since then, but just last week she had a major setback and has been in the hospital ever since. Her family is considering hospice, and she may only have days or hours left with us. It has been amazing to see how God has upheld her husband during this time and the love and faith evident in him in the mist of grief. As New Hope comes to mind, please pray for God to be honored and His kingdom to advance in the family’s lives (Barb and her husband have two sons) and through their interactions with others at the hospital. Please pray for Barb as you feel led, and for New Hope as a whole in this time. Thank you all. ~ Jonathan Fischer New Hope Church – Bangor, Maine