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       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12


Prelude: Processional & Trumpet Tune on “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” &

                                                                     “O Jesus, I Have Promised to Serve You to the End”   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #242:1-3 “Come, All You People, Praise Our God”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”


God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance: Revelation 2:10d

Hymn of Dedication: #456 “Find Us Faithful” (Celebration Hymnal)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Sioux City/Sioux Falls Gospel Missions

Offertory: “By Faith...We’ll Walk By Faith and Not By Sight”  


 *Song of Preparation: SW#47:1-3 “I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22-23; John 17

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: #452:1-4 “He Leadeth Me”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #631:1-3 “Praise and Thanksgiving”

*Postlude: “Find Us Faithful”              

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Randy & Mindy Winterfeld, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Lonnie & Tami Westphal, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Dason Van’t Hul, Emily Fedders, Alyssa Fedders; PM Eric Haveman Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Sawyer Rozeboom, Mitchell Winterfeld, Dana Driesen; PM Brad Kats Family  

USHERS FOR JULY: Jake Ney, Dan Bonestroo, Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Sioux Falls/Sioux City Gospel Missions

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Food Bank of Siouxland

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Justin & Cindy Te Slaa   

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Noah                                                                   

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                


CORRESPONDENCE: Evan Wielenga to Kevin Schutte; Larry Wielenga to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ben Wiersma to Lauren Runia; Randy Winterfeld to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

    6:00 PM        Evening Worship Service


July 24, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of God – Father, Son and Spirit – we enter together into worship. 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 Loren’s message is from Ephesians 6:10-20 titled “Evil Angels”.

MEMBERSHIP RECEIVED: The communicant memberships of Mark & Sara Sandbulte and their baptized children, Treyton, Bryson, Cobyn, and Slayden, were received from Cornerstone CRC in Sanborn. Welcome to our church family!

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Jane Kroese was transferred, at her request, to Escondido United Reformed Church. We wish her God’s blessing in her new church home.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, July 26. Meet in the upper parking lot at church to car pool. Call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend if you have any questions.

ADVANCE NOTICE: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, August 31st. We are requesting piano players and special music volunteers. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.

MISSION TRIP: Nicole Rozeboom and her daughter, Addy, will be traveling with a team from Touch of Hope Haiti August 2-10. They will be working at Tytoo Gardens Orphanage and School. There is a basket under the mailboxes for donations. (Refer to the green sheet that was in your mailbox last week for items needed.)

GEMS is in need of several counselors for this upcoming year. If you are interested or would like to learn more about mentoring young girls through GEMS, please contact Karinda de Boom at  or 605-321-1038.

SAVE THE DATE!! A church picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at Westside Park. Grilled hamburgers/hot dogs will be provided along with paper plates & cups, drink and dessert.  You are asked to bring either a cold or hot dish to share. Please sign up on the sheet on the narthex table if you are able to attend so that we can get a head count for the grillers.

THANK YOU First CRC for your recent offering to Habitat. The gifts you share with our ministry are helping families in need achieve a safe and decent place to live and gives us and volunteers the opportunity to demonstrate Christ’s love. Thank you for being the church and supporting God’s work. May He bless you in every way! –Siouxland Habitat for Humanity

THANK YOU for praying for our family and our roofing need! Your prayers were definitely felt and we now have a new roof over our heads with only a few minor finishing touches yet to be completed. We’re grateful to be dry again! On another note, Sosthene is currently upcountry to conduct a teachers’ training on Christian Biblical worldview. The training will run from Sunday-Friday and will include 20 participants from 9 different schools across the country. Please pray for God’s wisdom, strength, and anointing to be upon Sos as he leads and facilitates the training. Pray also that the trainees would come with open hearts and minds that are ready to grow and take what they learn to their various classrooms and schools. Blessings in Christ, Kara & Sosthene

THANK YOU: Amidst this busy time of year with vacations, camps and family gatherings, we want to thank you for taking time to remember the Luke Society with your financial gifts. Your contributions will be sent out with prayers to spread the message of health in Jesus’ name throughout the world. We appreciate the generous people at First CRC and pray that you will be blessed with much joy in this summer season and throughout the year. –Luke Society



Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Give thanks that doctors at Mayo were pleased with Cliff Koele’s progress and that he was able to return home. Continue to remember Cliff in your prayers.

John Bolkema had a procedure done recently at Dakota Dunes. Another procedure is scheduled in August. Pray for better health.

Esther Rozeboom was released from the hospital on Friday, July 15, and is making good progress. Pray for continued strength and healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Whispering Heights; Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese,

      Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena & Anthony Smit at Aspen

Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Please keep Bob Marks (Care Group 5A) in your prayers. He is dealing with severe back pain. We pray for his healing.

Please be in prayer for Kaylee Hulstein’s (Care Group 2B) step-father, Dan Cristelli, of Bellingham, WA, as he recovers from injuries in a motorcycle accident. We give thanks for healing and pray for his continued recovery.

We continue to pray for God’s healing and peace for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah as Dave is treated for Leukemia (Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B), brother-in-law)

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.


           The 25th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 12, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $90 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and supper. Registration is from 11:00-11:45 with a shotgun start at 12:00 sharp. Please call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829 to reserve your spot or if you have questions.


OKOBOJI BIBLE CONFERENCE will be held July 30-August 7, offering relationship and instruction for Christian growth and missional living. Nursery care is provided at virtually all sessions. Evening sessions nightly at 7:15p. There are no fees. Offerings are received nightly. Weekday morning teaching for all, including age-level groups for children and youth. Our mission is to “grow Christians to live out the transforming power of Christ’s love.” This year’s theme is REDEEMING WORK. The opening concert by Selah is Saturday, July 30, at 7:15p at 69 West Broadway in Arnold’s Park. This is an unticketed, open seating event. Doors open at 5:45p.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you have a heart for serving? Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice is seeking volunteers to serve patients and families in the communities of Granville, Paullina, and Remsen. Hospice volunteers are matched with families or with special projects/events, using their skills and interests to help serve in a variety of ways – from patient support (life review, reading, sharing music, etc.), respite relief for caregivers, bereavement support, special event assistance, and the Veteran-to-Veteran Program. Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. For more information about volunteering, call or email Emily Fischer, Hospice Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator, at 712-737-5279 or

THE BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 25, at 1:30p at the Rock Rapids Reformed Church. You are asked to bring an item such as baked goods, crafts, plants, etc. to place on the silent auction tables. You will be given time to view the items and to place your bids on them. Remember this is a fund raiser! Author James Schaap will be there to share some of his stories with us. Hope to see many of you there.

THE BRIDGE currently has 11 residents and only one working washing machine. Please help us raise funds to purchase a new quality washing machine that can handle a large amount of weekly loads. To donate you can stop in to Joe’s TV & Appliance in Orange City, send a check to The Bridge or donate via PayPal at If you donate any of these three ways, you will receive a donation tax receipts from The Bridge.  

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a free diabetes blood test on Monday, August 2-Friday, August 5, from 7:00-11:00a at the lab. The diabetes test is valued at $20. Fasting is not required. Sioux Center Health will also be providing a cholesterol test. Cost is $25 and will need to fast 12 hours. No appointment needed.