Bulletin – October 21, 2018

Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – October 21, 2018

Our Church Calendar:
Today: October 21
9:10 am ~ Prayer Time (Pastor Jake’s office)
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service –
Worship Leader: Rev. Sarah Lindstrom
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries and Building Fund
Noisy Offering – CRWRC Farm Animals
Sunday School: Pre-K – 4th Grade
Story: Elijah: Chariot
Fellowship Time follows the morning service
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service at Hamilton Reformed
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Tuesday, October 23
7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study

Wednesday, October 24
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Supper – Fellowship Hall
6:30 pm ~ Auction – Fellowship Hall
6:30 pm ~ Cadets and GEMS

Sunday, October 28
9:10 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- CRWRC Farm Animals
Sunday School: Pre-K – 4th Grade
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service – Hamilton Reformed
Hymn Sing led by Nate & Friends

Requested & Expanded Announcements
October 21, 2018

Morning Worship ~ The morning worship service will be led by Rev. Sarah Lindstrom, chaplain of the Allegan County Jail through Forgotten Man Ministry. Next Sunday Pastor Jake will lead us in worship.

Evening Worship Service will be held at Hamilton Reformed Church at 6 pm. Pastor Ron Lugten will lead this time of worship. Next Sunday, October 28 a hymn sing will be led by Nate & Friends at Hamilton Reformed Church

Small Group Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 pm at Berend & Nancy’s home. We will begin a new series on Ephesians, lesson 1. We welcome anyone who would like to join us in this Bible study.

Fellowship Supper & Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 24 in the fellowship hall. A Taco Bar and Ice Cream Sundaes will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. A silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm. The auction will begin at 6:30 pm. Be sure to check out some of the items for the auction in the fellowship hall. This event is hosted by our Youth Group. Proceeds from this evening will go towards their mission trip to Colorado in June of 2019. Invite your friends to this fun evening.

Cadets we will meet on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm for a Bible lesson and work on merit badges and crafts in the Cadet Building. We will also meet on Wednesday, October 31 for a “fun night” at church. We will be attending the Trunk-or-Treat night and enjoy games and treats.

Trunk-or-Treat will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 – 7:30 pm at the church parking lot. You are invited to decorate your car and hand-out candy. Kids are invited to come and enjoy a fun night. The theme for the night is “Light Up for Jesus”. There will also be indoor activities. This evening is sponsored by our youth group. If you have any questions, contact Zena Walters.

Ladies Guild will begin a new Bible study session on Tuesday, November 6. Their new study is entitled The Gift of Christmas. They will meet on November 6, 20 and December 4 and 18 at 10 am in the fellowship hall. If you would like to join this session in learning more about the first Christmas contact the church office for a study book.

Newsletter ~ Information for the November newsletter is due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Faith Promise Pledge ~ Our updated faith promise pledge amount is $7,266. We give thanks to God for the missionaries that we support through our faith promise pledges.

Hamilton Elementary Released Time will begin November 9. Released Time is teaching the Bible devotionally to public school students during school time but off school premises and with parental permission. This year Released Time will be meeting at Haven Reformed Church. Volunteers for this ministry are needed: 35-40 Small Group Leaders; 4-6 Nursery Helpers; and many prayer partners. If you would consider volunteering for this ministry contact Holly, director, at email: [email protected]. You can help make a difference in the lives of elementary students.

Right to Life of Holland will be having their annual Holiday Auction on Thursday, November 29 from 4 – 8 pm (dinner at 5:30 pm). They are taking donations for this auction through the beginning of November. Donations of handcrafted items, services, gift cards or a monetary donation. For more information contact the RTLH office at 616.396.1037.

Kid’s Korner ~ When Liz uses the expression, “Oh, geez!” Grandpa uses the occasion to teach the kids what it means to honor God’s name. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Check out the website for Bible activities and crafts.

The Flood ~ Often called Noah’s Ark, this biblical story reveals much about God and his response to our sin. Join Groundwork in the study of this familiar story from Genesis 6-8 to remind ourselves about the grave reality of sin, see the true heart of God and witness the dawning of his grace. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

Family Faith Formation Tip ~ Do your kids look forward to Sundays? Make the Sabbath a special day in ways that are
meaningful to them. Serve a favorite meal before or after worship. Light a special candle. Take a picnic to the park. Try setting the alarm a bit earlier to minimize the getting–ready stress before worship. Gather at night for a game and a time of family prayer to start the week. (Faith Formation Ministries: crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Benefit Concert to support the Allegan Food Pantries will be held at Christ Community Church (3370 – 113th Ave – Ely Street) on Saturday, October 27, from 6 – 9:30 pm. Admission by free will donation of non-perishable food items or cash donation. A great night of music!

Are You a Hero? Definition – a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. Released Time is looking
for Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT’s, Military, Coast Guard, Paramedic’s, Cancer Survivors… and the list goes on. Each month (November – March) we will be talking about a different Bible hero in Released Time. Our hope is to have a Hero of Today come and visit our sessions and give us a moment to thank them for the strength, courage and bravery they show us. We would also love to pray for you. This would only take a few moments of your day and there are multiple different times you can choose from. If you would like to know more about being one of our Hero’s please contact Holly, director of Released Time at [email protected].