Bulletin – 11.11.18

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – November 11,2018

Our Church Calendar:
Today: November 11 – Baptism & Profession of Faith Service
9:10 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service –
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering – Love INC Christmas Project
Sunday School: Pre-K – 4th Grade
Story: Elisha: Nahum – 2 Kings 5
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service at HCRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep

Tuesday, November 13
7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study – lesson 2

Wednesday, November 14
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal
6:30 pm ~ GRACE 360 Youth Group, Cadets & GEMS

Sunday, November 18
9:10 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering: Love INC Christmas Project
Sunday School: Pre-K – 4th Grade
4 pm ~ Coffee With the Pastor – parsonage
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Requested & Expanded Announcements
November 11, 2018

Morning Worship ~ This morning we will celebrate the baptism and profession of faith of Matt, Carmine and Isabella Cordova and welcome them into our church family. We also welcome our missionary, Rev. Mike Johnson, to share a moment of mission about Ascending Leaders ministry.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm at Max & Jan’s home. We will discuss lesson 2 in our study book of Ephesians.

Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, November 14. A Thanksgiving meal will be served in the fellowship hall from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Come and join us for this meal with your church family. Youth Group, Cadets and GEMS will meet at 6:30 pm.

Grace 360 Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14 in the youth room at 6:30 pm. We will have our Thankfulness lesson from Colossians 2:6-7. We will not meet November 21 but will meet on November 28.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will discuss lesson 2 – God Keeps His Promises from our study book The Gift of Christmas.

Thanksgiving Service will be held on Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 am. Offering envelopes for the thank offering are available at the Welcome Table and in the pew racks. A list of ministries to consider with your thank offering is included in the November newsletter and at the Welcome Table. The Deacons also ask that you consider the General Fund with your thanksgiving offering.

Donations for the Love INC Food and Personal Needs Pantries can be placed on the tables in the fellowship hall through November 22. A list of items needed is available on the Welcome Table. Donations are very much appreciated to help stock the shelves of these pantries.

Congregational meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm. At this meeting the general budget for 2019 will be discussed and voted on. Prayerfully consider this budget of our church.

Released Time started this past Friday, November 9, for the Hamilton Elementary school children. This year Haven Reformed is the host church. The lessons this year focus on Heroes of the Bible and Heroes of Today. The object lesson is “The Toolbox” where they talk about how God has given us each a tool to use for His glory. This ministry gives children a time to learn about God during school time but off school premises. Pray for the leader Holly and the many volunteers as they spread God’s love to these children. Released Time will meet on November 30, January 11, February 1 and March 8.

Kid’s Korner ~ Lucille faces a dilemma when the scaleball championships are scheduled for Sunday mornings. What will
she do? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com to hear the story. Also you will find the Gifts of Kindness Advent Calendar and Devotional and invite your family to join in giving daily gifts of kindness.

Family Faith Formation Tip ~ If you’d like to build more prayer into your daily family life, check out the wonderful book,
Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtime, and Everything in Between. These brief prayers and helpful tips can help make talking to God a natural, rich part of your family’s day. (Faith Formation Ministries: crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Concert ~ Big Band of Praise (BBOP), together with special guest, Lake Effect – The Choir, will present, “Wait’ll You See!”
an inspiring evening of music to benefit Hospice of Holland. The concert will be Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 pm at Beechwood Church (895 Ottawa Beach Road). There will be a variety of music. A free-will offering will be taken to help support Hospice of Holland and their mission of providing exceptional hospice, palliative care and bereavement services to individuals, families and community members throughout the greater Holland area.

Thank You for your gift. Your heart for God’s mission directly impacts those around you and across the globe. Your
support gift to missionaries Rev.’s Gil & Joyce Suh and Rev. Ruth Lemmen will help continue to spread the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ both home and around the world. Thanks to mission-minded people like you, churches will flourish, new Christians will blossom and peoples’ lives will be forever changed for the better. You are part of this movement helping to enact a positive and much-needed change in the world around us. Your gift is an investment in God’s kingdom that will help people around the world come to know Jesus Christ and grow in faith. Thank you for partnering with us on mission.

Thank you ~ Today is Veteran’s Day. We honor men and women who have served and sacrificed in one of America’s armed services. Remember to thank our veterans for their service.