Weekly Bulletin 9/18/16

Sunday, September 18, 2016

 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).  Welcome to worship as we rejoice in the Lord!

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader:  Rev. Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise ~ Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Welcome & Call to Worship

Praise Songs ~  Praise to The Lord The Almighty

                  Mighty To Save    ~     Today

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Noisy Offering

(children Pre-K – 5th grade are dismissed for Sunday School)

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~  Deuteronomy 4:1-14, 6, 34 (pg. 279)

Message l  Deuteronomy and the Death of Moses

Stories of Our Childhood – Moses

Offering Prayer  ~  Kurt Dykstra

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ No Longer Slaves

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song

Sending Praise

 Prayer Ministry ~ Kurt Dykstra and Michele Dykstra


6 pm –  Community Service

at Hamilton Reformed Church

Worship Leader:  Rev. Tom Dekker

September 25 – Mr. Ron Lugten



Ken Laninga is a patient at Zeeland Hospital.  Remember him in your prayers for strength.

Remember in prayer Donell & Ruby Miller in the death of their nephew Anthony Lamb who was involved in a fatal accident.


Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship continuing with the series  – Stories of our Childhood on Moses.  Following the morning service join with your church family for a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall.  Coffee, juice and cookies will be served.

Evening Worship will be held tonight at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church.  Their pastor, Rev. Tom Dekker, will lead the worship service.  Next Sunday evening their ministry assistant, Mr. Ron Lugten, will lead the worship time.

Sunday School will meet this morning.  PreK – 5th grade will be dismissed during worship time to the Worship Center; Middle and High School will meet in the Youth Room following the morning worship.

Ladies Guild Bible Study begins on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 am in the chuch fellowship hall.  We will study lesson 1, “Meet the Master”.  All ladies of all ages are welcome.  Contact the church office for study book and details.

Next Sunday morning, our missionary to China, Ruth Lemmen will lead us in worship.

Church Potluck will be held next Sunday, September 25 at 12 noon in the fellowship hall.  Everyone is asked  to bring a dish or two of  your favorite food.  Table service and drinks will be provided.


Today:  September 18

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

offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

            Story:  Abraham – The Call and Visitors

10:45 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service at Hamilton Reformed

Worship Leader:  Rev. Tom Dekker


Monday, September 19

6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, September 20

10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study  – Lesson 1

7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study – lesson, pages 75-82

Wednesday,  September 21

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Sunday,  September 25 – Mission Sunday

9 am ~ Prayer Time ~ Pastor’s Office

9:30 am ~  Morning Worship Service ~

         Offering:  HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade

10:45 am ~ Middle & High School Sunday School

12 noon  ~ Church Potluck – fellowship hall

6 pm  ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed


 Requested & Expanded Announcements

September 18, 2016

Building Project Offering ~ In an effort to reach our matching building project goal of $20,000, we will have a special second offering on September 18, 25 and October 2.  Please remember this building project through your gifts and with prayers for this church.

Reminder ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study begins this Tuesday, September 20 at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall.  We will study lesson #1 “Meet the Master”.  All ladies of all ages are welcome to join us.  If you need a study book, contact Lori at the church office at 751.8877.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 pm.at Royal Park.  Our lesson is on pages 75-82.

Church Potluck will be held next Sunday, September 25 at 12 noon in the church fellowship hall.  Please bring a dish to share and come and enjoy this fellowship dinner with your church family.

Newsletter ~ Information for the October church newsletter is due next Sunday, September 25 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, September 28 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  We will be having our Wild Game Potluck.   Bring a dish to enter one of the four categories ( 1- Sea; 2 – Air; 3 – Untraditional; 4 – Four Legs) – salad and dessert will be provided.

Fellowship Servers ~ When serving for Sunday morning fellowship time, please provide a few poured cups of water along with the usual beverages.

Community Series ~ During the month of October we will once again join with area churches in a community series.  This year’s theme is Revival, and we will be examining together the book of Nehemiah.  We will be looking at how the story of this man of God encouraged and led the people of Israel through a time of renewal and revival at a time when they as a community were vulnerable and tired of rebuilding after their return from exile. We will be exploring our own need for God’s Spirit to breath fresh life into us both individually and corporately so that we may be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.  On October 16 there will be a community pulpit exchange, Rev. Chris Timmer of Dunningville Reformed Church will lead us in worship. We will not be having a community service this year.

Heart-to-Heart Resale Store in Hamilton is always in need of good quality used items of clothing, household items, games, toys and miscellaneous items.  Donations can be brought to the store (4621 – 135th ), Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Friday – 9:30 am – 5 pm; and Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm.  Also take a shopping trip to this store and find some great deals.  The Heart-to-Heart Store serves the community by providing quality and affordable items.  Profit from the sales supports the ministry of Love In the Name of Christ.

Volunteers ~ Has God blessed you with compassion for people struggling with life?  Is he calling you to reach His people?  Do you have an hour a week that you can give back to God?  Love INC is offering Basic Training on September 19 and 26 at their Hamilton office from 6 pm – 8 pm.  This training will equip you to understand “why they do…” and how God calls us to serve them following Jesus’ example.  Please join us to explore your possible commitment to Love INC or just come for the training to use in the   community.  To register and/or ask questions contact Jean Eding at 269.751.2533, ext. 107 or [email protected]

Share Christ With Others ~ Join a free Wordless Book training at Haven Reformed Church (4691 Oak Street – Hamilton) in the Heritage Room on Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The class (for 12-year-olds and up) will be taught by Bobbie Vote from Child Evangelism Fellowship, but the emphasis is on leading all ages to Christ.  You will learn how to witness, what verses to use and have a chance to practice that night.  Bring your Bible and a friend.  For questions call Bobbie at 269.673.6899.

Bethany Christian Services is hosting a community event to discuss the needs of children in Allegan County in foster care.  Please come to the Griswold Auditorium on September 27 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  Barry Lucas from Love INC will be speaking about his experiences with adoption and how the community needs to be involved in helping these children.

Award-winning author Lynn Austin will be speaking on her new book, Waves of Mercy, on Thursday,October 6 at 7 pm in the Gathering Place at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road, Holland.  This free event is open to both men and women.  For more information go to christmemorial.org/adults/classes-program-and-events.

Concert ~ The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is excited to welcome LEGACY FIVE in concert on Saturday, October 8 at 7 pm in the new Worship Center.  This group has been making their mark in the Southern Gospel world since 2000.  They have been featured in many Gaither and Friends Homecoming videos and appeared on a host of TV networks and magazines.  Reserved seating tickets for this concert are now on sale!  Advanced sale price is $15 for center cushioned seat, $10 for side, back, plastic seating.  All seats the day of the concert  are $15.  Call us today to reserve your tickets at 616.842.4478.