Bulletin – April 14, 2019

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – April 14, 2019
Our Church Calendar:
Today: April 14 ~ Palm Sunday
9:15 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Jake Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering ~ Hand2Hand Ministry
Casting of Lots for office of Deacon
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Hymn Sing – Hamilton Reformed Church
Nate & Friends

Monday, April 15
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, April 16
10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study – fellowship hall

Wednesday, April 17
7 am ~ Prayer Time – Sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ GRACE 360 Youth Group – youth room

Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
7 pm ~ Good Friday Communion Service
Offering: Faith Promise Mission Support

Sunday, April 14 – Easter Sunday
9:15 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Jake Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering ~ Hand2Hand Ministry

Requested & Expanded Announcements
April 14, 2019

Morning Service will be led by Pastor Jake. We will reflect on Jesus entry into Jerusalem on this Palm Sunday. Following
the morning service we will have casting of lots for the office of deacon.

Evening Service will be held at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Nate & Friends will lead a hymn sing. There will be no evening service next Sunday, April 21.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will discuss lesson 2, Crying Out to God. All ladies are welcome to attend. Our next meeting will be May 7.

GRACE 360 Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. We will have an Easter lesson from Luke 24:1-8; Mark 8:31; and Romans 6:6-11.

Good Friday Communion Service will be held on April 19 at 7 pm. An offering will be received for Faith Promise Mission Support. Join us for this service as a time to reflect on the cross of which Jesus died for our sins.

Easter Flowers ~ If you would like to place a flower in memory or honor of a loved one or to beautify the sanctuary on Easter, please sign the sheet at the Welcome Table. Flowers should be at church by Saturday noon, April 20.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm at Berend & Nancy’s home. We will discuss lesson 5, The Mystery Revealed.

Church Newsletter ~ Articles and information for the May church newsletter are due next Sunday, April 21 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Marriage Night Simulcast will be held on Friday, May 31 from 6 – 10 pm at Overisel Reformed Church. This is the first-ever Marriage Night Simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and you are invited to attend. Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker line-up includes Francis & Lisa Chan, Les & Leslie Parrott and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend – it will be worth your time. Tickets are available for $30 per couple and includes a wonderful meal. Childcare will not be available. You must register ahead. To register go to the Overisel Reformed web page at www.orcministries.org/marriage–night or the RightNow Media page at https:/events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/search4.

Community Event ~ The Harvesters will be hosting a “Build Your Own Sandwich Bar & Pick Your Brain Trivia Night” on Saturday, April 27 at 6 pm at the Gate Youth Center (4671 Washington St – Hamilton). This is a community event for those over 50 years of age. Invite your friends or neighbors to join you. Table service, beverages and all the sandwich fixings will be provided. If you would like you may bring a side dish or dessert to share but not necessary. Come out and have a fun night and get to know some new people. RSVP to [email protected] by April 24.

Community Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 24 from 6 – 8:30 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. If you are available these three nights to help please sign the volunteer sheet at the Welcome Table. There is also a form for volunteers to fill out either online or return to Zena Walters listing what opportunities are available for volunteering.

Volunteers Needed ~ Love INC has an opportunity for you to reach out to the children of this community. Due to faithful volunteers in the LIFE Skills program taking a break during the spring and summer session, there is a need for the following: Bible storyteller; Teacher Aide and Lead Teacher. You can choose once a week, once a month, or once a session. Whatever works best for your schedule. Contact Eloise at [email protected] for information. Thank you for your consideration of these volunteer opportunities and always keep Love INC in your prayers.

Good Friday Family Faith Formation ~ Without experiencing the darkness of Good Friday, we can’t fully appreciate the joy of Easter. Let your kids know that it’s appropriate to be sad this week as we remember Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice, remind them that death does not have the last word in God’s salvation story! crcna.org/FaithFormation

World Renew response to Cyclone Idai ~ Right now, 2.6 million people in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are facing devastation in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. World Renew is working to deliver emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies to the survivors affected by the disaster.

Thank you Hamilton CRC ~ Your contributions make a big difference! We thank you so much for supporting our
community not just with your financial gifts but also with many hours of service with the food pantry. Love In The Name of Christ is not the ministry. As a matter of fact when Virgil Gulker began Love INC in 1976, he said, “I will not knowingly help anyone. That privilege and opportunity belongs to the church.” This church is a huge blessing in our community. ~The Love INC Board