MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 8, 2021
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for Worship: “We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds. You say, I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly. When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.” Ps. 75:1-3
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #249:1-4 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lod God Almighty”
WE COME TO CONFESS
God’s Will For Our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Song of Dedication: #262:1-4 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
Offering: Christian Ed Fund
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Children’s Message by Pastor Loren
*Song of Preparation: #280:1-3 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Exodus 4:1-17
God’s Word Proclaimed: Adonai: Lord, Master
Prayer of Application
WE LEAVE TO SERVE
*Song of Response: #288:1-6“Take My Life and Let It Be”
*Parting Song: #634:1-3 “Father, We Love You”
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Peg Visser
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Larry & Faye Kroese, Elder Rod & Connie Te Krony
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: John & Joyce Kroese, Deacon Carl & Danielle Bonestroo
NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Kaden Struik, Abby Fedders, Braeden Kats; PM Travis Veldman Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Amy De Jager, Keagen Winterfeld, Jessica Wielenga, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Dave Vant Hul Family
USHERS FOR AUG: Rick Leusink, Tyler Bonestroo, Doug Pollema, Jacob Westra
VALET PARKING FOR AUG: (Please be here at 9:10a) Aug. 8: Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw; Aug. 15: Bryce Veldman, Eric Rens; Aug. 22: Alex Westra, Justin Pollema
SECURITY COMMITTEE: Aug. 8: Pete Hiemstra; Aug. 15: Zach Mouw; Aug. 22: Ross Te Slaa; Aug. 29: Zach Vant Hul
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed Fund
NEXT SUNDAY: Hull Kids Club
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Justin & Cindy Te Slaa
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk (set); Tonya (Run)
POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk (set); Emerick’s (run)
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick NEXT SUNDAY: Cody
CORRESPONDENCE: John Emerick to Justin Van Zee; Dan Fedders to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mark Fedders to Michael Ribbens; Rob Fedders to Kevin Schutte; LeRoy Feenstra to Lauren Runia; Randy Feenstra to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting
7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting
8:00 PM Council Meeting
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
August 8, 2021
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: “Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer” (Ps. 19:14). A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TV’s are available so that the service can be viewed. We invite everyone to join us for fellowship & coffee after the morning service in the church basement.
THIS EVENING Pastor David Smit’s message is from Hebrews 10:19-25
PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.
PASTOR LOREN will be out of the office from Tuesday, August 10 through Tuesday, August 17. In case of a special need, please contact Pastor Tim Ouwinga (507-215-7407) or your Care Group Elder.
LADIES/MEN: who help out at JFA on Tuesday, August 10, may meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45pm.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are needed for the fall session which beings on September 19. Please contact Henry Kats at 712-578-9734 if you are willing to volunteer your time.
YOUNG PEOPLE LEADERS are needed. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this exciting ministry in our church! This is definitely a fun and important way to invest in the young people of our church. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Sean Baccam at 712-548-6413.
THE CONGREGATION is invited to attend the 150th Celebration service at First CRC in Orange City this afternoon, at 3:00p.
THANK YOU: everyone for your cards and support. Thank you to Pastor Kotman for his phone calls and visits, Elder Tim Kats for his visits and for all the prayers on my behalf. It is all very appreciated. – Duck Lokhorst
THANK YOU: to everyone for the prayers and support we received after the birth of our daughter, Chelsey Grace. Thank you to Pastor Loren and Norma, Elder Dave and Betty Vande Griend, Deacon Carl and Dani Boonestroo and our care group for the meals and visits we received. We are so thankful for our church family. – Cory, Sherry, Marisa, Owen & Chelsey De Wit
THANK YOU: During the past months of healing my arm. I am so thankful. Everyone has shown so much kindness in many ways! All the cards, prayers, visits, phone calls from Pastor Kotman and the many other ways you have blessed me, have been appreciated! I am thankful for all of you and to God, who has granted me healing. God is good all of the time. -Sandy Starkenburg
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to Garret and Jessi (De Jager) who were united in marriage on Friday, August 6. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.
Give thanks that Bonnie Vander Schaaf continues to recover from her recent surgery and that physical therapy is going well. Pray for healing.
Joyce Vande Griend fell recently at her home and broke her right wrist. She is recovering at Aspen Heights. Pray for continued healing.
Phil Brummel had outpatient surgery on his knee on Thursday in Sioux Falls. Pray for a good recovery.
Pray for Pete Soodsma in his struggles with Parkinson’s and depression.
Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Please pray for Emily Boer. She has been officially approved for the transplant list and hopes to be back home this weekend after having some more tests. Pray for peace, patience and for regaining strength.
We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope, and feel included as members of Hope.
HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time first grade teacher from 11:00-3:30. If you are interested in this position or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the office at 439-2273
LIFELIGHT: Join us August 14, at the Rock Valley Sports Complex, from 5-9:30pm for an evening of Christian music and speakers followed by a fireworks show at dusk. Free festival featuring Phil Joel, Rhett Walker, White Ribbon Day, Alan Greene and more.
HULL KID’S CLUB: needs your help! Each year we rely on donations for snack and craft supplies, as well as other needs. Donation request slips can be found in the narthex on the table. Take as many slips as you’d like and return your donations to the narthex by Monday, August 30. Thank you for your support of this program!
COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT: a tip night will be held at the Hull Pizza Ranch on Monday, August 16 from 5-7:00pm to benefit our local Kid’s Club organization. Pizza Ranch will generously donate a percentage of their sales, as well as all the evening’s tips. Come out and join us!
RESOURCE FAIR: August 18, from 3-7 an event will be held at the Orange City Hall. Zestos will be sharing school supplies, back packs, water bottles, t-shirts and take-home food. If you have further questions, please call Mavis at 712-348-1541 or Kristin at 712-737-4542. More information is on the bulletin board in the back of church. Sponsored by: Sioux Rivers Regional MHDS & Trinity Orange City.
SHARE: group for widows and widowers meets, Thursday, Aug 19, at 6 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy open faced sandwiches and salads for supper. Following our meal, we will play table games. Please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.
GUIDING STAR: Cycle Shows are back! Upcoming dates are August 4 and Oct. 2 at New Hope Church in Orange City. The Cycle Show is an educational, interactive, multi-media, fertility awareness workshop for young girls, aged 9-13. It is a desirable addition to the standard sex education given in schools; its aim is to equip young girls with the knowledge of what is going on inside their bodies in relation to puberty. This knowledge then supports and prepares them in a positive way for the wonderful changes they will experience within their bodies over the coming years. It is more important than ever for young girls to have high self-esteem regarding their bodies, not just when they are in the middle of puberty, but before the onset. The beginning of sexual maturation is the ideal time for girls to learn about and appreciate all the amazing changes that are taking place within their bodies. Participation in the Cycle Show gives girls a healthy respect for their bodies and helps to protect them as they move into their teenage years. To register, www.guidingstarproject.com/cycle-show/.
SINGLE WOMEN in our community experience difficulty with their particular needs such as: loneliness, meeting others in similar circumstances, going to events alone, living on one income, etc. We are organizing a group where single adult women, of any age, can meet and connect with other women to have fun, form friendships and develop broader support networks. We will meet the 1st Monday of every month at 7:00p beginning August 2, at Christ Community Church in Sioux Center. For more information call or text Kathy at: 712-449-6055 or Laura at 712-441-4304. (See poster on the bulletin board)
LOVE INC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Love INC is looking for individuals willing to provide mentoring for participants in the Faith and Finances class this fall. Mentors will assist participants with financial goal setting, budgeting, credit (re)building, planning for debt repayment and savings. This opportunity begins on August 31 and requires mentors to meet once a week for 12 weeks, on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:15 in Rock Valley. Love INC will provide training and guidance throughout the mentoring process.
We are also looking for individuals with experience in walking a grief journey after losing a loved one for our Grief Share support group. Volunteers would provide support, guide discussion and encouraged others through their own journey of grief. Grief Share curriculum and training is provided by Love INC.
Please call the Love INC office for more information at 712-476-5990 or email Noemi De Weerd email@example.com.
JUSTICE FOR ALL is very excited to announce dates for upcoming Service and Learning Trips! Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these trips. The trips are designed to be an opportunity to use our hands and feet to bless others through work projects, but also to learn and experience a different culture than our own and see what God is doing through the incredible ministry partners serving in these communities. The sites/dates are: JMVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson MS – Sept. 11-17; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson MS - Sept. 18-24; Grace Reigns, Hildale UT - Oct. 1-8; Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez MX - Oct. 16-22. If you would like to sign up or want more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Nick LeLoux at JFA (712-476-2804) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFA Foundation invites you to an evening of entertainment, catered meal, and updates on how the Foundation has been benefitting JFA ministry efforts over the past year. It will be held at the Parkview Events Center in Rock Valley on Aug. 20, at 6:00p. You can save your spot by calling JFA at 712-476-2804. If you would like more information, please contact Joel De Wit (email@example.com). Please join us. We hope that you will come out and support the on-going ministry of JFA as we continue to share and care in Christ’s name!