Bulletin 4/15/2018

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church
Our Church Calendar:
Today: April 15
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering – Hand2Hand Ministry
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade
Story: Philip and the Ethiopian
11 am ~ Congregational meeting – casting of lots
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service at Hamilton CRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Monday, April 16
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, April 17
10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study
7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study

Wednesday, April 18
7 am- ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group – Movie Night

Sunday, April 22
9:10 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter
Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:24-2:5
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering – Hand2Hand Ministry
Sunday School Pre-K – 5th grade
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service at HCRC –
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Requested & Expanded Announcements
April 15, 2018

Thank You to the Youth Group for hosting a fun night of Church Bowling last Saturday. Many laughs were shared in this event.

High School & College Graduates ~ If you will be graduating or have graduated for the 2017 / 2018 school year, please let the church office know so that you can be included in our list of graduates for recognition.

Congregational meeting will be held today immediately following morning worship. We will be casting of lots for the office of elder and deacon with a vote of affirmation.

Evening Worship Service will be held at 6 pm at our church for the month of April. Tonight Pastor Jake will lead the worship service. Everyone is welcome to these evening services as we worship with our brothers and sisters from Hamilton Reformed Church.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 17 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will discuss lesson 2, Search for a Queen, from our study book on Esther Courage in a Complicated World.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 pm. We will discuss lesson 5, God’s Timing and Ours.

Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm in the Youth Room. We will be viewing a movie and having the follow-up discussion on April 25.

Cadet Sunday will be observed on Sunday morning, April 29. A special offering will be received for the Cadet program of our church.

Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, April 19, 12 noon – 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Each day about 2,000 blood products are needed by patients in Michigan hospitals. Each donation by a volunteer donor has the potential to save up to three lives. Donating blood is safe, simple and makes a difference to patients and their families. To become a blood donor, you must be at least 17 years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. With your help, we can meet our life-saving goals.

The GATE Youth Center Community Open House ~ The Gate is having an open house for the community to come and check out our newly renovated building and learn more about what we’ve been doing in our after-school program the past few months. The open house will be on Saturday, April 21 from 9 am – 11 am.

Hungry for Christ Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 8 am – 10:30 am at the HFC warehouse
(4565 – 135th Avenue Hamilton). Come out and enjoy a great breakfast. Donations will be accepted for the ministry. Everyone is welcome to come!

Right to Life of Holland Walk / Run will be held on Saturday, April 21. Registration begins at 9:30 am with the event at
10 am at Lawrence Park in Zeeland. Pledge forms can be downloaded at www.rtlofholland.org. The walk will begin after prayer at 10 am and followed with a light lunch in the pavilion. The walk will be held rain, snow or sleet, but we pray for sun! Join in on this event and show your support of the unborn.

The Banner ~ The once-a-year appeal for The Banner, the monthly magazine of the Christian Reformed Church in North
America, is coming to your home mailbox. The Banner is delivered free of charge to every household in the CRC in print and online. To keep the conversation going consider giving online at www.thebanner.org/donate or use the envelope that you received to send in your gift.

Chamy & The Professor ~ Chamy is very excited to go to science camp and she is chosen to work with Dr. Fitzsimmons.
But disaster threatens when her friends visit and Spike interferes with the professor’s research. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Free Giveaway: Kid’s Corner “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 1!” Can you figure out all eleven Kid’s Corner Bible puzzles? Have fun as you learn about God’s big story at www.kidscorner.net.

Missions Summer Youth Camp in Hungary ~ Your presence can make a difference in the life of Hungarian youth and the
Hungarian church! From June 15-30, help lead two one-week VBS-style youth camps in Hungary for kids. Visit ResonateGlobalMission.org/HungaryCamp for more information or to apply.