Bulletin – January 20, 2019

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – January 20, 2019

Our Church Calendar:
Today: January 20
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 ~ Pre-K – 4th Grade
Story: Raising A Widow’s Son
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – HCRC
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Monday, January 21
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Wednesday, January 23
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Chili Cook-Off and Bread Bake-Off
6:30 pm ~ Trophy Presentation
6:30 pm ~ GRACE 360 Youth Group – Youth Room
6:30 pm -~ Cadets and GEMS

Sunday, January 27
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 ~ Pre-K – 4th grade
4 – 5:30 pm ~ Coffee with the Pastor – parsonage
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – HCRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Adam Vander Stoep

Requested & Expanded Announcements
January 20, 2019

Evening Service at 6 pm will be led by Pastor Ron Lugten of Hamilton Reformed Church. Join us in worshiping together with our brothers and sisters from Hamilton Reformed Church.

Noisy Offering ~ The Sunday School children appreciate your giving to the Noisy Offering each Sunday morning. Your
“pocket change” adds up. For the months of January and February the Sunday School will be giving the “pocket change” to Love INC to help those in need right here in Hamilton and Allegan County.

Fellowship Night is this Wednesday, January 23. This will be our annual Chili Cook-Off and Bread Bake-Off. From 5:30 –
6:30 pm everyone can come and sample all the entries of chili and bread and then cast your vote for the “best-of-the-best” for 2019 here at HCRC. Following the voting, trophies will be presented for each category. There is still time to enter your favorite chili and bread – sign up at the Welcome Table. Plan to come for a great night of fun and fellowship. (Please note – if the Hamilton Schools are closed for the entire day due to weather then this event is also cancelled).

GRACE 360 Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. Our lesson will be on Boldness from Acts 4:1-16.

Cadets will meet this Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at the clubhouse. We will have a Bible lesson and work on merit badges. We will also be meeting next Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm for a special night.

Fundraiser ~ The GRACE 360 Youth Group is planning a Valentine Murder Mystery Dinner & Raffle on Wednesday, February 13 and everyone is invited. A supper will be served starting at 5:30 pm. For details of this fun night see the invitation at the Welcome Table and plan to come out and support our youth group. The proceeds from this night will be towards their mission trip this summer to Colorado.

CD’s ~ If anyone would be interested in delivering CD’s to our home church family please contact Lori in the church office. A few members who are unable to attend church would like to receive a CD of the morning services.

Nominations for the office of elder and deacon will be made at the Council meeting on Monday, January 21. If you have someone you would like considered to either of these offices, give your suggestion to any Elder or Deacon.

Yearbook 2019 ~ If you would like to order a Christian Reformed Church Yearbook for 2019 sign the order sheet at the Welcome Table. This yearbook is of churches, classis, pastors, commissioned pastors and CRC ministers for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Books are $10 and will arrive in February

Newsletter ~ Information for the February church newsletter is due January 27 and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

If: Gathering for women of all ages will be held on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 10 at First Reformed
Church (148 Central Avenue, Zeeland). This event is where women come together to worship and glorify God and grow in their relationships with other women. More information is available at the Welcome Table.

Kids Korner ~ Scooter forgets his promise to Liz and Lucille and tells a lie to cover it up, but one lie isn’t enough. Do
more lies lead to more trouble? Listen at kidscorner.net. You can also download the KC’s Collection of Memories Kit for a family activity.

Family Faith Formation ~ In Families at the Center of Faith Formation, John Roberto shares eight things that form faith
in the home: caring relationships; celebrating the liturgical seasons; celebrating rituals and milestones; learning the Christian tradition and applying it to life; prayer, devotions and spiritual formation, reading the Bible; serving and working for justice; and worshiping God. How is your family doing? What would you like to focus on more in this new year? (Faith Formation Ministries: crcna.org/FaithFormation).

Genuine Faith Influences Behavior ~ There’s no doubt the Apostle Paul believes the Gospel message changes people.
But Paul argues that change is not just internal, it’s external and it influences all aspects of life. Join Groundwork in exploring I Thessalonians 3:1-4:12 to see how our faith in Jesus Christ affects our behavior. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.