Weekly Bulletin 10/22/2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ… to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (Galatians 1:3,5, NRSV). Welcome to worship!

9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service
Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Welcome & Call to Worship
Praise Songs ~ Mighty to Save / Today
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings
Noisy Offering ~ World Renew Gifts
Sunday School ~ (Pre-K – 5th grade dismissed)
Morning Prayer
Offering Prayer ~ Pastor Jake
Tithes & Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Offertory ~
God’s Word ~ Acts 23 (pg. 1734)
Message ~ Paul Before the Sanhedrin
Song of Response ~ No Longer Slaves
God’s Blessing
Sending Song ~ The Benediction Song
Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Pastor Jake

6 pm ~ Evening Service
at Hamilton Reformed Church
(please note change of location)

Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten


Harriet Meiste was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday morning, October 18. The visitation will be held this afternoon from 2 – 5 pm at Hamilton CRC with the funeral service on Monday, October 23 at 11 am. We extend our sympathy to Larry & Dawn Meiste and Mark & Lori Essink and the Meiste family. May God give this family his comfort in this time of grieving. Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Morning Service ~ This morning, Pastor Jake will lead us in worship, continuing with the book of Acts. Following the service join us for a time of fellowship. Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade will be dismissed during the morning service.

Evening Worship Service will be held at 6 pm at Hamilton Reformed Church. Pastor Ron Lugten will be leading the worship service.

Small Group Bible Study will meet Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm at Joyce’s home. Lesson Praying Our Praise from Psalm 150.

Congregational meeting results approved to hire Zena Walters as a part-time staff to fill the youth director ministry.

Fellowship Night will be held on Wednesday, October 25. A meal will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cadets and Youth Ministry will meet at 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to come and view the DVD Israel Mission presented by That The World May Know Ministry.

The November newsletter information is due today and may be placed in the newsletter box in the narthex.

Offerings for October 15:
General Fund ~ $3,092.00
Building Fund ~ $295.00
Faith Promise Mission Support – $130.00
Noisy Offering – $78.50

Today: October 22
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service – Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 5th Grade
Story: Solomon
Fellowship Time follows worship service
2-5 pm ~ Funeral Visitation – fellowship hall
6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service ~ Hamilton Reformed
Worship Leader: Pastor Ron Lugten

Tuesday, October 24
7 pm ~ Small Group Bible Study ~ Lesson Psalm 150

Wednesday, October 25
7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary
8:30 am ~ Sr. Breakfast – Hawk’s Nest Restaurant
5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Fellowship Night Supper
6:30 pm ~ Israel Mission DVD – fellowship hall
6:30 pm ~ Cadets
6:30 pm ~ Youth Group meeting

Sunday, October 29 – Reformation Sunday
9:10 am ~ Pre-Service Prayer Time – Pastor’s office
9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service ~ Rev. Jacob Porter
Offerings ~ HCRC Ministries & Building Fund
Sunday School for Pre-K – 5th grade
5 pm ~ Community Reformation Service –
Christ Memorial Church

Requested & Expanded Announcements
October 22, 2017

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, October 25. A supper will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Cadets, Youth Group and the DVD Israel Mission will begin at 6:30 pm. Join for a great meal and fellowship.

Noisy Offering ~ The ‘Noisy Offering’ for September and October is for World Renew. Your change is helping the Sunday School children to purchase wheelchairs and farm animals.

Trunk-n-Treat ~ Volunteers are needed for help with the Trunk-n-Treat night to be held on Tuesday, October 31 in the church fellowship hall. We also need candy and snack donations. If you can help please contact Zena Walters.

General Fund ~ The Deacons asks each member to prayerfully consider their giving to the General Fund Ministry of our church. We have been able to pay our bills, but there is no surplus in this fund. This fund pays for the electric, telephone, gas, various supplies for the church, insurance, taxes and staff.

Financial Peace ~ What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University you can take control of your money and start planning for your future. Overisel Reformed Church (4706 – 142nd Avenue) will be hosting the Financial Peace University 9-week course. The first class is Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm. You can sign-up by contacting the Overisel Church at 751.8744 or email at office@orcministries.org. Cost is $100 per individual / couple and the first 10 individuals / couples to sign-up receive a $20 discount. Please sign-up by October 25 so that books can be ordered before class. Checks can be made out to Overisel Reformed Church and brought to the church office M-F, 9 am – 2 pm. There is also a brief description of this course at the church webpage www.orcministries.

Release Time for Hamilton and Sandyview Elementary School will begin November 8. This year Hamilton Reformed Church will be the host church. The theme for this year is showing love and kindness like Jesus to others. The music for the year will be helping them learn the books of the Bible. If you would like to volunteer once a month from November through March contact Holly Kroeze at ham.el.rt@gmail.com.

Cake Mixes ~ Love INC in Pullman is in need of 240 cake mixes for their Thanksgiving Baskets. How many boxes of cake mix can our church provide? A collection box is in the fellowship hall until October 29 for your donations. Help fill our donation box.

Reformation 500 Holland ~ Sunday, October 29 will be a Community–wide Worship Service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The service will be held at Christ Memorial Church at 5 pm. A massed choir of local singers will complement the congregational singing.

By Grace Alone ~ It’s all about God’s grace. This important theme developed out of the Reformation and hammered home the idea that it is only by God’s grace that we have faith and are saved through Christ. Join Groundwork as they study Ephesians 2:1-9 and Romans 6:1-4 to better understand this important gospel of grace and discuss what it means for how we live our lives once we receive it. You can listen at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.