Bulletin – February 17, 2019

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – February 17, 2019

Our Church Calendar:
Today: February 17
9:15 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Communion
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Faith Promise Mission Support
Noisy Offering ~ Love INC
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – Hamilton Ref.
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Monday, February 18
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Wednesday, February 20
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ GRACE 360 Youth Group – youth room
Sunday, February 24
9:15 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
Sunday School ~ PreK – 4th grade
6 pm ~ Evening Worship – Hamilton Ref.
Worship Leader: Rev. Adam Van Der Stoep

Requested & Expanded Announcements
February 17, 2019

Morning Service ~ This morning Pastor Jake will lead us in worship. We will have the celebration of Holy Communion. If you believe Jesus died for your sins and claim the promises of the Bible you are invited to partake of this celebration. A thank offering will be received for Faith Promise Mission.

Evening Service will be at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Pastor Ron Lugten will lead the time of worship. Everyone is welcome to join for this time of worship.

GRACE 360 Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. Our lesson will be from Esther 4:12-13. Next week we will be going to My Sister’s House at 5 pm to serve pizza and play games and have craft time with the residents.

Pinewood Derby ~ The Cadets invite you to the big race on Wednesday, February 27 in the fellowship hall. This year we have invited the GEMS to join us in the race for a little added competition! There will also be an open class again for anyone who would like to race with us. You can build your own car or race one of your old cars, we will have extras to race as well. Car kits are also available on the Welcome Table. Hope to see you at the races!

Fellowship Night ~ Our next Fellowship Night will be on Wednesday, February 27. The Cadets will be serving a pizza supper from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. At 6:30 pm the Pinewood Derby Race will be held. Everyone is welcome to come to this great night of competition. Donations from the supper will benefit the Cadet Ministry.

Noisy Offering ~ Our noisy offering for the month of February will go towards Love INC. The Sunday School so much appreciates of how you give of your “pocket change” and how we can help a ministry here in Hamilton.

Donations ~ For the month of February we will be collecting Peanut Butter for the Allegan County Food Pantries which includes the Love INC Food Pantry. Donations may be placed on the table in the fellowship hall.

Newsletter ~ Information for the March church newsletter is due next Sunday, February 24 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Love INC Heart-to-Heart Resale Store is in need of donations of all kinds – clothing, toys, games, household items, miscellaneous items and especially furniture. Donations may be brought to the store at 4621 – 135th Avenue, Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm. Your donations are very much appreciated.

Love INC Volunteer Training ~ Are you interested in volunteering with Love INC. The next volunteer training will be held on Monday, February 25 and Monday, March 4 at 6 pm at the Love INC office – 4621 – 135th Avenue. For more information and registration contact the office at 269.751.2533 or email at office@loveincnwa.org.

Community ~ On Saturday, April 13, Love INC invites you to a fundraising dinner at the Trestle Stop Restaurant. The night will feature a delicious meal, testimonies of our LIFE Skills participants and entertainment from VanDerProv, the comedy improv group from Hope College. Mark your calendars… More details soon!

Pray for Inspire 2019 ~ Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1,000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers and conversation. As this event is planned and prepared to happen August 1-3 in Windsor, Ontario, join in praying for the event and all who will attend. Please pray for the workshop leaders and break-out session facilitators and those who will attend in this conversation and learning event. Pray that these sessions will inspire, equip and make a positive impact on individuals and churches.
Kid’s Korner ~ When is it important to keep a secret and when is it important to tell it? Liz and Lucille learn how to tell the two types of secrets apart. Listen at kidscorner.net.

Family Faith Formation ~ Doubts aren’t a sign of weak faith – they’re evidence that people are wrestling with big
questions. Create an atmosphere in your home that invites kids to ask questions, express doubts and think and feel their way into the big questions of life. “What do you think about that?” is a very affirming question, no matter what your age. (Faith Formation Ministries: crcna.org/FaithFormation)

The Gift of Mercy ~ God commands us to be merciful, just as he is merciful to us. So why does Paul list mercy as a spiritual gift? Join Groundwork in exploring Romans 12:4-8, 17-21; Matthew 9:10-13 and Luke 6:36-48 to discover what it means for all believers to show mercy and why it also qualifies as a spiritual gift. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

Missions ~ You can make a difference in the life of a young person in Hungary this summer. Resonate partners Rev. Jamos & Momo Victor are inviting college-aged students from Canada and the United States to help lead two week-long evangelistic English camps. All you need is a love for kids, a sense of adventure and a desire to serve God. Learn more about this opportunity at resonateglobalmission.org/summercamp.