Weekly Bulletin 12/06/15

Sunday, December 6, 2015

“Welcome to Hamilton CRC as we worship in the name of the One, who was, who is and who is to come, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 9:30 am ~ Morning Worship Service

Worship Leader: Rev Jacob Porter

Gathering Praise

Welcome & Call to Worship

Lighting of Advent Candle ~

Praise Songs ~ All Who Are Thirsty

The King of Glory Comes  ~  Give Thanks

God’s Greeting and Our Shared Greetings

Noisy Offering ~ Sponsor-a-Family Christmas Project

Children’s Blessing ~

Children, Pre-K – 4th grade are dismissed for Sunday School

Morning Prayer

God’s Word ~ Joshua 2, 6:22-25 (pg. 332)

Message l The Women of Matthew 1: Rahab

Offering Prayer ~ Berend Bergman

Tithe-of-Tithe ~ $1,564

Tithes & Offerings | HCRC Ministries & Building Fund

Offertory ~ Prepare the Way

God’s Blessing

Sending Song ~ Joy to the World

Sending Praise

Prayer Ministry ~ Berend Bergman


6 pm – Evening Worhsip Service

Worship Leader: Rev. Jacob Porter

Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30

Message: Our World Belongs to God ~ Stanza 41-43

Offering: Love In the Name of Christ



Dale Eding continues to struggle with chronic lung rejection.

Zena Walters will have her third round of chemo this week.

Remember these and others of our church family who deal with health issues, relationship and life issues.


Morning Service will be led by Pastor Jake. This morning we will learn of Rahab – The Women of Matthew 1 as part of our Advent series.

Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, December 9.   Everyone is welcome to come for a dinner from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Congregational meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. We will be voting on the general fund budget for 2016 and have a town hall meeting. If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots can be obtained from any elder.

Cadets Christmas Party will be Wednesday, December 9. We will leave the clubhouse at 6:30 pm and carpool to Wickstra’s barn. Please wear tennis shoes.

I Believe In Miracles will be presented by the Sunday School children on Sunday, December 13 at 9:30 am. Join us as the children tell of us Jesus and all the miracles.

Down Home Ministry will lead us in song on Sunday, December 20 at 6 pm. Join us in this evening of praise.

Christmas Cards for our missionaries and church family who are unable to worship with each week may be placed in the “special mailboxes” in the fellowship through December 13. Take time to blessing these folks with a Christmas greeting. Each card received by our missionaries and church family is a great dose of encouragement.



Today: December 6 ~ Second Sunday of Advent

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

The Women of Matthew 1: Rahab

Sunday School ~ Pre-K – 4th grade

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

10:45 am ~ Sunday School for Middle & High School

6 pm ~ Evening Worship Service

Offering: Love In the Name of Christ


Monday, December 7

6:30 pm ~ Executive Team meeting

7:15 pm ~ Elders meeting


Tuesday, December 8

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

Wednesday, December 9

7 am ~ Prayer Time in the sanctuary

5:30 – 6:30 pm ~ Christmas Fellowship Dinner

6:30 pm ~ Cadets Christmas Party

6:30 pm ~ Congregational meeting

7 pm ~ Praise Team

Thursday, December 10

3 – 5:30 pm ~ GATE After School Center

6:30 pm ~ Women’s Bible Study

Saturday, December 12

11:30 am ~ Middle School and High School Youth

Sunday, December 13 ~ Third Sunday of Advent

9:30 am ~ Children’s Christmas Program  –  I Believe In Miracles

Offering: HCRC Ministries and Building Fund

6 pm ~   Evening Worship Service

Advance Notices

Sunday, December 13 – 9:30 am ~Children’s Christmas program

Tuesday, December 15 – 10 am ~ Ladies Guild Bible Study

Sunday, December 20 – 9:30 am ~ Communion Worship Service

Sunday, December 20 – 6 pm ~ Down Home Ministry


Requested & Expanded Announcements

December 6, 2015

 Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, December 9. A Christmas dinner will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. The congregational meeting will follow the dinner.

Congregational meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 pm. At this meeting we will be voting on the General Budget for 2016. A copy of the budget and a letter of explanation is in your church mailbox. If you are unable to attend the meeting, absentee ballots are available from any elder.

The Sunday School children will present the Christmas program “I Believe in Miracles” on Sunday, December 13 at 9:30 am.

Ladies Guild Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, December 15 at 10 am. We will study lesson 7 – The Lessons God Taught. Following our Bible lesson we will have a Christmas luncheon at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant.

Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, December 20 at the morning service.

Down Home Ministry will lead us in song on Sunday, December 20 at 6 pm. Join us for this evening of  praise and invite a friend.

Spartan Labels ~ If you have been collecting Spartan UPC labels for the church library, please turn them in today. We would like to send in as many labels as possible by December 15. Spartan is changing the “cash for labels” program next year and at this time Spartan is unsure what the guidelines will be to qualify for the program. Continue to collect Spartan labels until we know what changes are being made to the program.

Christmas Cards ~ Remember our missionaries and church family with Christmas greetings. Cards may be placed in the special mailboxes in the fellowship hall until December 13.

Christmas Card Volunteers are needed to deliver Christmas cards to our church family. If you would be willing to deliver a package of cards and bring Christmas greetings to some of our home-bound friends let Lori know in the church office.

Red Cross Blood Drive at Hamilton Reformed Church will be Thursday, December 17 from noon – 5:45 pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Central Avenue CRC is publishing a cookbook in celebration of their 150th anniversary. The cost of the book  is $12.00. If you would like to purchase a cookbook call the church office at 396.6230.

Thank You for your devotion to your brothers and sisters in Christ, as demonstrated in your generous gift to World Renew’s ministry in response to poverty, hunger, disaster and injustice around the world. Your partnership with World Renew is providing life-changing opportunities for individuals, families and entire communities. This not only includes assistance in times of disaster or emergency, but also helps people overcome poverty, hunger and injustice for the long-term. Because of you, farmers are being trained in techniques that help improve their crop production. Because of you, parents are growing in their knowledge of how to help their young children survive and grow strong. And because of you, adults who never had the chance to read are attending literacy classes that will expand their opportunities for gainful employment and grow their faith as they can now read the Bible. These are just a few of the examples of how gifts like yours are giving new hope, stability, health and joy to people in need today. Thank you for joining us in the ministry.