Weekly Bulletin 9/24/2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The psalmist invites us to “seek the Lord, and his strength; seek his presence continually” (Psalm 105:4). May you sense the Lord’s presence here and throughout your days. Welcome!

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

Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~
Build Your Kingdom Here
Oceans Where Feet May Fall
Ancient Words
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Noisy Offering ~ CRWRC Gifts
Sunday School ~ (Pre-K – 5th grade dismissed)
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Dennis Burke
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~ I Can Only Imagine
God’s Word ~ Acts 19 (pg. 1726)
Message ~ The Word of the Lord Spreads in Power
Song of Response ~ Revelation Song
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ Love The Lord
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Dennis Burke and Esther Vander Laan

6 pm ~ Evening Service
at Hamilton Reformed Church

Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten


Remember Rachel Schrotenboer in prayer as she struggles with bronchitis and receives cancer treatments.

Remember our home-bound church family in your prayers.
Hazel Geurink (American House – Lighthouse)
Julia Menken (Providence Health Care – Zeeland)
Harriet Meiste (Lakeside Vista – Friesland Haus)
Wilma Schierbeek (home – Hamilton)
Charles Volkers (Rest Haven Care Center – 40th)


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 will be dismissed during the service.

Evening Worship will be held tonight at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm. Pastor Ron Lugten will lead the service. For the month of October the evening services will be held at our church. Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep will lead the worship service on October 1.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, September 26 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will study lesson 1 – “From the First Day Until Now”. We will not meet on October 3, but we will do lesson 2, “To Live Is Christ” on October 17. All ladies are welcome to join in this Bible study. Extra study books will be available at the meeting.

Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, September 27. Supper will be from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The menu is Walking Tacos, Spanish Rice and Dessert. Activities will begin at 6:30 pm. This season the adults will be viewing the DVD “Israel’s Mission” from That The World May Know series. A nursery will be provided for little ones.

Worldwide Communion will be celebrated next Sunday morning, October 1. Rev. Edward Okiror, of World Renew will lead us in worship. A thank offering will be received for Faith Promise Mission Support.

Today: September 24
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Pastor Jake
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 5th Grade
Story: Moses / Tabernacle
Fellowship Time follows worship service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Ref. Church
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Tuesday, September 26
10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – lesson 1 – fellowship hall

Wednesday, September 27
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest Restaurant
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Dinner
6:30 pm ~ Cadets
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group meeting
6:30 pm ~ Israel’s Mission DVD

Sunday, October 1 – Worldwide Communion
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Edward Okiror
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Faith Promise Mission Support
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ HCRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep

Requested & Expanded Announcements
September 24, 2017

Mission Week ~ Next Sunday we will celebrate Mission Week. Rev. Edward Okiror of World Renew will lead the morning worship. We will celebrate Worldwide Communion at this service. The October 8 morning service will be led by Rev. Sarah Farkas of Forgotten Man Mission.

Newsletter ~ Information for the October church newsletter can be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex today.

Noisy Offering ~ The Sunday School children thank you for giving to the “noisy offering” during the morning service. For the months of September and October they have chosen to purchase wheelchairs for people in Nigeria and farm animals for various countries through the World Renew Gift Catalog. Through the two weeks of giving they already are able to purchase a wheelchair.

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.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, September 27. A supper will be from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cadets and Youth Group will meet at 6:30 pm. The DVD “Israel’s Mission” will be shown for others. A nursery will be provided.

Boys’s Cadets ~ We will be meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm at the clubhouse. This will be an information and get-acquainted meeting. All boys in grades 1st – 6th grade are encouraged to be part of this program where we study God’s Word, do fun projects and work on merit badges.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 3 at 7 pm at Max & Jan’s house. Our lesson is “Praying Our Death”, Psalm 90.

Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 8 following the morning service. We will be voting on hiring Zena Walters as a part-time youth leader. A detail letter explaining this proposal is in your church mailboxes.

Life Chain 2017 ~ Join Right to Life of Holland Area at the National Life Chain on Sunday, October 1 from 2-3 pm beginning near 16th Street and Fairbanks in Holland. Life Chain is a pro-life, peaceful, prayerful, public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of elective abortion. Signs to hold during the prayer vigil will be provided. This is a prayer vigil so we do ask for those who attend to be fairly silent or to speak quietly. For more information go to www.rtlofholland.org.

Harvest Festival at Dunningville Reformed Church will be held on Saturday, October 7. A dinner of soups, BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, pies and other desserts and beverages will be served from 5 – 6:30 pm. An auction will begin at 6:30 featuring crafts, handwork, baked goods, produce, woodwork and more. The evening will be held in the church fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome

Audio Scripture Ministries in Holland has helped missionaries and others give the Bible to thousands of people who cannot read one since 1967. To celebrate those 50 years of ministry, a banquet and program is planned for Friday, October 13 at the Haworth Conference Center (255 College Ave., Holland). Punch will be at 6 pm with dinner and program from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. For more information or to reserve your free ticket, go to www.asmtoday.org/50years or call 616.396.5291 before October 1.

Don’t Miss Out ~ Brian Free and Assurance are coming to the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds (12253 Lakeshore Drive, Grand Haven) on Saturday, October 7. We are so excited about this Dove Award winning group coming to the Grounds. The mission of Brian Free and Assurance is to lift up Jesus Christ through their music, see souls come to know the Lord as Savior and be an encouragement to Believers across the nation and abroad. They believe in helping others grow in their walk with the Lord by forming exhorting relationships with their fans and investing in them at concerts. Everything is done for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Brian, Bill and Mike are passionate about their calling and they are unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tickets are $10 if you buy them in advance, they will be $15 at the door. To get tickets for $10 call 616.842.4478. Plus, the Grounds is serving up a delicious Swiss steak dinner before the concert. Dinner will be served from 5 – 6:30 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm.