Bulletin – May 19, 2019

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church- May 19, 2019

Our Church Calendar:
Today: May 19
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 ~ World Renew Disaster Relief
Sunday School ~ 2 year-olds – 2nd grade
12 noon ~ Graduation Potluck – fellowship hall
6 pm ~ Worship Service at HCRC
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Monday, May 20
6:30 pm ~ Council meeting

Tuesday, May 21
10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study and Luncheon

Wednesday, May 22
7 am ~ Prayer Time – Sanctuary
6:30 pm ~ GRACE 360 Youth Group – youth room

Sunday, May 26
9:15 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader ~ Rev. Jen Ryden
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering ~ World Renew Disaster Relief
Sunday School ~ 2 year-olds – 2nd grade
Fellowship Time following morning service

Requested & Expanded Announcements
May 19, 2019

Morning Service will be led by Pastor Jake. The message will be from John 17 – Jesus and His Followers. Next Sunday morning Rev. Jen Ryden will lead us in worship.

Noisy Offering ~ The children have decided that during the summer session of Sunday School the Noisy Offering will go towards World Renew Disaster Relief. This ministry sends out volunteers to show God’s love and bring hope to disaster-impacted communities in North America by restoring homes and lives of those who are most vulnerable. Your “pocket change” will help restore hope and homes. Thank you for giving to the Noisy Offering.

Graduation Potluck will be held at 12 noon today in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate
with our graduates – Laura Dykstra, Jenna Kloosterman and Courtny Schierbeek. Please bring a hot and cold dish to share and tableware; cake and beverage will be provided. If you forgot to prepare a dish for the potluck, please still come as there will be plenty of food for all.

Evening Service will be held at our church at 6 pm. Pastor Ron Lugten will lead us in worship. Join with our brothers and sisters from Hamilton Reformed for this time of worship.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. We will discuss lesson 4 – God’s Grace and Mercy from our study book on Psalms. Following our Bible study we will have our Spring Luncheon.

GRACE 360 Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. We will have a Memorial Day lesson from Luke 4:14-21.

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 pm at Garry & Marian’s house. We will discuss lesson 7 from Ephesians 4:1-18.

Newsletter Information for the June Observer is due next Sunday, May 26, and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Cookies are needed for the morning fellowship time following worship. If you would like to donate cookies they can be
placed in the kitchen before the morning service. Cookies can be home-made or store-bought, but please avoid cookies with any type of nuts or peanuts.

Pancake Breakfast Helpers ~ Our church will be hosting the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, May 27. We are in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean-up for this community event. If you can help out please sign the sheet on the Welcome Table.

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.

Love INC Heart-to-Heart Resale Store needs volunteers. Weekly, monthly, regular or on-call, we are looking for YOU! No expertise or experience necessary! If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this fun and meaningful ministry, please call store manager, Tammy Leutz at 269.751.8642 or email at [email protected]

Graduation ~ The Hamilton area churches invite you the Hamilton High School Class of 2019 , along with your family and friends to the Baccalaureate Service in your honor and to God’s glory to be held at Overisel Reformed Church on Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 pm. The Graduation Ceremony of the Hamilton High School Class of 2019 will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Hamilton High Football Stadium.

Hamilton Lion’s Club Community Chicken BBQ will be held on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Hamilton Middle School Cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Lions’ Club member or at the door the time of the event. You can eat in the cafeteria or take out is also available. Help support this community event. Used eyeglasses will also be collected.

Dunningville Reformed Church invites you to Conflict De-escalation Training for church staff and volunteers on Monday,
May 20 from 6 pm – 8:30 pm. The cost is $75 per person and will be held at Dunningville Reformed Church (2559 M-40). This training will be presented by a staff of retired and current police officers with a total of 100+ years of on-job experiences to share. Do you know how to de-escalate these situations – *A person coming to church demanding financial assistance – *A noncustodial parent attempting to gain access to their child – *A domestic violence situation or person violating a court ordered – *An angry / stressed congregant. These are just some of the examples of real life scenarios that will be taught. Search YouTube for “Gentle Response Training” to view past training. To register go to: dunningvillemay20cdt.eventbrite.com.

Marriage Night ~ Marriage Night Simulcast Event presented by RightNow Media will be held on Friday, May 31 from 6 – 10 pm at Overisel Reformed Church. This night for is married couples and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speakers include Francis & Lisa Chan, Les & Leslie Parrott and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend – it’ll be worth your time. Tickets are available for $30 per couple and includes a wonderful meal. You must register ahead at the Overisel Reformed web page or call the church at 269.751.877

Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast will be held on Monday, May 27 at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church fellowship hall. A breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice will be served from 7 am – 9 am in the church fellowship hall. Proceeds from the breakfast will be for World Renew Disaster Relief and Teen Life on Campus Ministry (S. Nyboer). The breakfast is held rain or shine. Hamilton’s 92nd Memorial Day Parade will follow at 9 am. Come out and support this community event and ministries.

Memorial Day Parade ~ Hamilton 92nd Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27 starting at 9 am. The parade begins at the Hamilton Middle School and follows 136th Avenue for a Memorial Service at Riverside Cemetery. We invite the entire community to come out and take part of this special celebration. All Veterans, combat and non-combat, come out and march in the parade. Rides are available. Enter your business and community floats, antique cars and tractors, horses, bikes and military vehicles and more. Also friendly dogs can take part of the parade. Come out and be part of this special celebration. Line up for the parade begins at 8 am. Enter the Hamilton High School entrance and follow the service drive around to line up at the middle school. Kids – are invited to come out and catch the candy. For questions contact Michele Timmer at 269.751.8513 for more information. (Note from Allegan County Sheriff’s Department – No ATV’s, dirt bikes, golf carts (other than those used by veterans driven by adults) or other off-road vehicles are allowed in the parade.)

All Area Veterans ~ Come and be part of the Hamilton Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. An accessible trailer with stairs and seating will be available for all Veterans to ride in the parade. The trailer will be located at the Hamilton High School for the parade line-up at 8 am. There will also be a return ride back to the school when the parade is complete. We want to honor all our Veterans for the sacrifice that was made for our freedom. For more information call Doug Wabeke at 269.650.5117.

Attention Fishermen ~ The Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting it’s seventeenth annual fishing tournament to raise funds to support its ministry – helping boys grow spiritually in all areas of life. The fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Gun Lake State Park in southwest Michigan. For more information call the Corps office at 616.241.5616, ext. 4 or check out the Cadet website under the ‘Events’ tab. Everyone is welcome. Registration forms are available on the website – www.CalvinistCadets.org. Lunch will be served at noon. Join for this fun filled day and support a great ministry.

Faith Family Formation ~ This week, dream with your kids about what life in God’s “new heaven and new earth” (Revelation 21) might be like. What would a life without sin, sorrow, pain and fear look like? What might be different? What might be the same? Talk about how much each of you use the gifts God has given you to bring healing in God’s world even now. (Faith Formation Ministries: crcna.org/Faithformation)

Kid’s Corner ~ What is the best way to show Jesus’s love? Liz decides to do a great thing for God, while Lucille soon
discovers an unexpected place for a mission trip. Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to the weekly stories and download the activities.

Groundwork ~ Christ throughout History. Why is Jesus Christ’s life the most important life ever lived? Why do people believe different things about him and where is the evidence in scripture? Join the conversation on passages like Colossians 1:15-20 and more, as Hen-luen Kantzer Komline continues the study of Jesus Christ. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.