Bulletin – March 24, 2019

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – March 24, 2019

Today: March 24 ~ Lent
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 ~ Hand2Hand Ministry
Sunday School Pre-K – 4th Grade
Story: Jesus’ Ascension
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – HCRC
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Wednesday, March 27
7 am ~ Prayer Time – Sanctuary
8:30 am ~ Church Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest Restaurant
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Dinner
6:30 pm ~ Cadets
6:30 pm ~ GEMS
6:30 pm ~ GRACE 360 Youth Group – Youth Room

Sunday, March 31 – Lent
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 ~ Hand2Hand Ministry
Community Vacation Bible School
6 pm ~ Community Worship Service – Hamilton CRC
Prayers for Crops & Industry

Requested & Expanded Announcements
March 24, 2019

Evening Service will be at 6 pm at our church. Pastor Jake will lead the time of worship. Join with us as we worship with our brothers and sisters from Hamilton Reformed.

Fellowship Night Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 27. A dinner (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and applesauce) will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Come and enjoy a great meal!

Grace 360 Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. Our lesson will be from Joshua 1:9, “Joshua’s Lesson”. Remember our bowling night is Monday, April 1.

Cadets will meet on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Cadet Building. We will have a Bible lesson and work on merit badges and crafts. This will be our last meeting for the season. The Cadet Auction will be held on April 10.

Offering ~ A special offering will be received at the March 31 morning service. This offering will go towards the Community Vacation Bible School to be held this summer. Our church along with Hamilton Reformed and Cultivate Church will be hosting VBS this summer.

Church Bowling Night will be held on Monday, April 1 from 6 – 8 pm at BAM! Bowling Lanes in Holland. The cost is $10 which includes 2 games of bowling and shoe rental and can be paid the night of bowling. Sign-up at the Welcome Table to be part of this fun night. If you do not want to bowl you can still come and watch the bowling event and enjoy the fellowship and fun. Thank you to our youth group for arranging this event.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will begin a new study session on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will be
studying Psalms – My Sentiments Exactly – Lesson 1, “Wisdom or Foolishness?”. All ladies are welcome to come and share in this discussion – we meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Youth Group Fundraiser ~ Come out and support the GRACE 360 Youth Group ministry during the SHOP2GIVE. Every purchase you make at B2 Outlet Store (1111 South Washington – Holland – Family Fair plaza) will help the youth group toward their mission trip to Denver, Colorado. From April 8 to April 11 a portion of your purchase will be given to the mission trip. Spread the word and help the youth group reach their goal. Visit B2outlet.com to find out what this store is all about.

Newsletter ~ Information for the April Observer can be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex today.

Food Pantry is in need of paper and plastic bags to place grocery items in for the clients. If you have any to spare they can be placed in the collection box in the fellowship hall.

Community ~ Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity is excited to share that they will be building one of the next homes in the Hamilton community for the Cadman family. Each new home build requires over 1,500 volunteer hours and gifts, both financial and Gift-In-Kind. Want to learn more? Want to get involved? We encourage you to attend the informational meeting to meet the Cadman family, learn about the Unity Build process and see how you can get involved? Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm at Haven Reformed Church (4691 Oak Street – Hamilton).

Love INC ~ The Heart-to-Heart Store needs your donations! They especially need furniture, but clothing, appliances and smaller items of all kinds are needed for the resale store. When doing your Spring cleaning, Think Love INC! Donations are accepted Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm and can be dropped off at 4621 – 135th Avenue, Hamilton. Your donations help to support a ministry in the community of Hamilton.

Fundraiser Dinner ~ Bring some Sonshine and help transform someone’s life! Love INC’s first fundraiser banquet will be
held on Saturday, April 13 at 6 pm at the Trestle Stop
Restaurant. Tickets are free but you must have one because space is limited. Stop at the Love INC office or the Heart-to-Heart Store to get a ticket.

Lakeshore Little People’s Place, a Christian childcare, is seeking assistant teachers for several classrooms at locations in
Holland and Hamilton. Full or part-time positions are available and applicants must be able to work weeknights until 6 pm. Summer positions are also available for our school-age programs. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and love working with children. Applicant must be able to complete a comprehensive background check including fingerprinting and provide employer with a negative TB test. A background in early childhood education with experience in a licensed facility is preferred. Email resume to llpp.office@gmail.com or stop in at a site location for an application.

Lent Family Faith Formation Tip ~ As another exercise in self-examination, read Galatians 5:22-23 as a family this week.
Talk about which fruits of the Spirit are easier for each of you to practice, and which are harder. Then pray for each other, asking the Spirit to grow those fruits in your family. (Faith Formation Ministries: crcna.org/FaithFormation)