Community Series Dates Changed! September 20- October 18

The Greater Hamilton Area church will be doing our annual Community Series September 20-October 18 this fall.  We will all be looking at the book "The Ways of the Alongsider" by Bill Mowry and discovering how God calls us to follow Jesus through personal relationships.  We will finish the series once again by worshiping our God together at Hamilton High School and celebrating the Lord's Supper together on October 18.  Jeff Klein will once again be our guest speaker.  More details to come!   Community Service at the High School will be October 18!

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God’s People to Declare God’s Praises

"But you all are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, God's special possession, so that all of you may declare the PRAISES of him who called you out of darkness and into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the PEOPLE OF GOD.  Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."  1 Peter 2:9 & 10 This verse is a wonderful comfort to many people, and for good reason.  How marvelous is it to think that God cares for us so much that we are "God's special possession!"  Yet that is not the end of the verse.  Often we like ...

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Weekly Bulletin 6/28/15

Sunday, June 28, 2015 Welcome to worship!  We gather to say with the psalmist:  “O Lord, our Lord how majestic is thy name in all the earth!” and to praise the loving Creator of us all.  Be glad and rejoice.  We are in God’s house and all are accepted and welcomed.  9:30 am ~ Worship Service Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter Gathering Praise ~ Welcome & Announcements Call to Worship Praise Songs ~  It Is Well With My Soul Blessed Assurance  ~  You Are Holy Bible Verse ~ Dean Porter Ministry Celebration ~ Love INC:  ...

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Weekly Bulletin 06/07/15

Sunday, June 14, 2015 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me,” said Jesus, “and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me” (Matthew 10:40, NRSV).  Let us welcome one another and is so doing, welcome Jesus into our hearts!  9:30 am ~ Communion Worship Service Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter Gathering Praise ~ Beautiful Things Welcome & Announcements Call to Worship Praise Songs ~  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Great Is Thy Faithfulness ~ Revelation Song God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings Children’s Message ~ Tom ...

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Creator Creates Creation

With what lens should we view the early part of Genesis? Creator Creates Creation While preparing for the second creation narrative found in the Bible I discovered a profound (and short) way that we need to understand the entirety of Genesis 1-11.  This understanding comes from Walter Brueggemann's Genesis: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. What Brueggemann is making clear that God is covenantal.  God, the Creator, is the one from whom all things live, and move, and have their being.  God is the one that molds and shapes all ...

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Weekly Bulletin 6/07/15

Sunday, June 7, 2015 Welcome to worship at Hamilton CRC.  What a blessing to take time away from life’s busyness to rest in God’s presence  9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service Worship Leader:   Mr. Jacob Porter Gathering Praise ~ I Saw the Light Welcome & Announcements Call to Worship Praise Songs ~  This Is My Father’s World Holy, Holy, Holy ~ Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings Bible Verse ~ 2 Peter 2:9-10 Children’s Message ~ Sandy Lemmen Children’s Blessing Morning Prayer...

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June 7, 2015

"In the Beginning..." These immortal words are the very beginning of God's story given to us in the Bible.  The first chapter of Genesis boldly and beautifully describes God's creation of the world.  There has been a lot of debate about Genesis 1 in the last few hundred years, and it seems to be a controversial subject wherever it is spoken.  Many people get very defensive about what Genesis 1 means, with fights and disagreements happening nearly every time it comes up.  On Sunday we will discover what the words of Genesis 1 meant to a Hebrew slave delivered from ...

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Update from Pastor Jonathan at New Hope Church

June Update from New Hope Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for your ongoing interest in and support of New Hope Church. Here are a few updates from the past two months here in Bangor... Wedding: As of May 8, I (Pastor Jonathan) am engaged! My fiancée, Minet Marrin, teaches Latin at Saint Paul’s School in Concord, NH, and it has been a delight and privilege to grow in relationship with her over the past months—and now as we anticipate marriage. Our wedding will be on July 3, which will allow us to enjoy some time together this summer before she returns to complete ...

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Beginning in Genesis

This month we begin our look at the book of Genesis.  This book of narratives is the first book of the Holy Scriptures that shape our lives.  Why? What is so special about these stories that they shape how we are to read the rest of the Bible?  Why do we call them “The Word of God” and what in the world am I to do with them? Stories are powerful things.  Stories are deeply embedded in our souls.  We long for our heroes to be somehow bigger than us, better than us.  Particularly when speaking about Bible stories (particularly when telling them to children) we ...

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Bulletin 5/31/15

Sunday, May 31, 2015 Brothers and sisters in Christ, the Holy Spirit makes us one family.  Let us welcome each other in the name of Jesus.  9:30 am ~ Youth Worship Service Worship Leader:   High School Youth Group Gathering Praise ~  Motions Welcome & Announcements Call to Worship Praise Songs ~  Whom Shall I Fear ~ Lord I Need You Ten Thousand Reasons  ~Build Your Kingdom Here God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings Children’s Message ~ Courtny Schierbeek Children’s Blessing Morning Prayer ~  Zena Walters Youth ...

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