Bulletin – September 16, 2018

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – September 16, 2018

Our Church Calendar:
Today: September 16
9:10 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Joshua 23
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering – CRCWC Farm Animals
Sunday School Pre-K – 4th Grade Story: Noah
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship at Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Monday, September 17
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, September 18
10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study

Wednesday, September 19
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ The Mission of Jesus DVD Study – fellowship hall
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group

Sunday, September 23
9:10 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter
Scripture Reading: Joshua 24
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering- CRWRC Farm Animals
Sunday School Pre-K – 4th grade
6 pm ~ Community Hymn Sing – Hamilton CRC

Requested & Expanded Announcements
September 16, 2018

Congratulations to the HCRC Kickball Team who defeated the Youth Group with a score of 5-2, in a well played game at the Wednesday Night Fellowship. Thank you to those who planned this great night of fun, fellowship and food. Be sure to see the picture of the winning team at the Welcome Table.

Candy Winner ~ Congratulations to our candy jar winner who guessed the exact amount of candy, 429 pieces.

Noisy Offering ~ For the months of September and October the Sunday School children have decided that your “pocket change” will go to purchase farm animals through World Renew. Depending on how much “pocket change” is collected will determine which animals can be purchased. With your help they hope to purchase an entire farm team at a cost of $323. Each penny adds up!

Evening Worship Services will be held at our church for the month of September at 6 pm. Tonight Pastor Ron Lugten will lead us in worship. Next Sunday evening we will have a hymnsing led by Nate & Friends.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin their season on Tuesday, September 18 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will
continue with our study of Esther lesson 3 and 4 (Behind the Scenes). All ladies are welcome to join in on this interesting Bible study. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. If you are in need of a study book, contact the church office.

Youth Group ~ We will be meeting this Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. We will be starting our lesson series on Bully (Deuteronomy 31:6). Also we will be having our 24-hour homeless cardboard sleep-over on September 29.

The Mission of Jesus DVD will be shown on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Following the DVD we will have an open discussion. Everyone is welcome to join for this time of learning.

Fellowship Night / Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26. At 5:30 – 6:30 pm a meal of chicken casserole, salad and dessert will be available. At 6:30 pm there will be a town hall meeting to be updated on the status of Hamilton CRC. Cadets, GEMS and Youth Group will also be meeting.

Youth Auction ~ The Youth Group is planning an auction on October 24 in the church fellowship hall to raise funds for their mission trip to Colorado in 2019. If you have items, a service, gift cards, or bake goods to donate to this auction contact Zena Walters.

Flu Clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 am – 12 noon at the Bentheim Fire Station (38th Street) and on Wednesday, September 26 from 5 – 8 pm at the Overisel Fire Station (142nd Avenue). Flu shots can be administered to children and adults ages 9 and up. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicare for $0 copay. Pharmacist Jacalyn Nagel and OTFD medical personnel Lisa Brink are hosting this event.

Hungry for Christ Food Distribution will be held on Wednesday, September 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at Haven Reformed Church. Volunteers are needed to help set-up food, refreshments, registration and other tasks starting at 11:30 am. If you can volunteer contact Gloria Ruggles at [email protected] or at 269.751.7321.

Finances ~ Christ Community Church in Allegan (3370 – 113th Avenue) is hosting the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class beginning Thursday, September 20 at 7 pm. To register for this class call 269.673.2329 or email [email protected]

Kid’s Korner ~ When Miss Manners comes to town for a reality show about manners, the kids all try to win the contest. But the winner is a surprise for everyone. To hear this story and receive the Know Your Bible Activity Book: Part 3 go to www.kidscorner.net.

Grace, Faith and Becoming Holy ~ Salvation by grace through faith is one of the most crucial beliefs at the heart of Christianity. Join Groundwork in studying Genesis 15:1-6, Romans 4:16-14, Galatians 2:15-21 to discover the biblical foundations for this belief and why it’s not a “get out of jail free card”, but a call to holiness. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

Hurricane Florence ~ World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to Hurricane Florence as the storm hits the US East Coast. DRS regional managers are working with local officials and organizations in the Carolinas and Virginia to start initial planning to send early assessment and rapid response volunteers. The fall start-up of a reconstruction site in Tarboro, NC, in response to Hurricane Matthew (2016) has been delayed by Florence. Pray for those in the storm’s path, for World Renew and for others helping the survivors. You can donate to Hurricane Florence at worldrenew.net/donate, by calling 800.552.7972 or mailing your check made out to World Renew, with “DRS Hurricane Florence” in the memo line to: World Renew, 1700 – 28th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.