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August 11, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 11, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: Let us worship God, the God of steadfast love and faithfulness to all generations. We have come to sing and make music to the Lord.

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

Prelude: “All Creatures of Our God and King” & “God, We Sing Your Glorious Praises”

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                                        Pastor:     Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

                                        People:    He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations.

                                        Pastor:     Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

                                        People:    That they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the Lord.

*Hymn of Praise: #519:1-4 “God We Sing Your Glorious Praises” (LUYH)                                                                                                        

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The Baptism of Owen De Wit

*Hymn of Response: “By Faith” (on PPT)

*Apostles’ Creed

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory: “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Romans 6:1-14, & Lord’s Day 26 (Q&A 69) & Lord’s Day 27 (Q&A 72-74)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Washed Clean by Christ’s Blood and Spirit”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

*Hymn of Application: #269:1-3 “Baptized in Water”

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Hymn: #925:1,2,4 “Go to the World” (LUYH)
*Postlude: Toccata on “Go to the World”    

*indicates congregation stand - organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Koni Leusink, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Jessica Wielenga, Madison Emerick, Dalton Westra

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Sara Sandbulte, Kyrin De Groot, Aubri Fedders, Dawson Feenstra; PM Noah De Yager Family

USHERS FOR AUG: Grant Vanden Bosch, Clark Van Schepen, Alex Westra, Eric Kroese

VALET PARKING FOR AUG: Aug. 11: Dalton Westra & Dawson Feenstra; Aug. 18: Mitchell Winterfeld & Jacob Westra; Aug. 25: Sam Scholten & Eric Rens

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 Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Hull Kid’s Club

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Travis & Megan Kooima       

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Kay Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya                                      

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                              

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Te Slaa to Justin Van Zee; Justin Te Slaa to Steve & Tara Dekkers;  Kyle Te Slaa to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Rog Tiedeman to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Ella Mae  Vande Burgt to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dave Vande  Griend to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   2:00 PM       Afternoon Worship Service at Western for their 100th Anniversary Celebration  

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 11, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Good morning, dear siblings in Christ. Please turn to your neighbors and welcome one another to this holy place and time. 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 MORNING Owen James De Wit, infant son of Cory & Sherry, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

OUR SECOND SERVICE today will be a community service a 2:00p at Western Christian High School in honor of their 100th Anniversary. Rev. Cliff Hoekstra will give the message and the alumni choir, under the direction of Mr. Bill Bird, will sing during the service. There will be no 6:00p service this evening.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will not be meeting this evening.

SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will gather Thursday, August 15, at 9am at the Homestead Commons in Hull. Transportation will be provided to Algona, IA to see the Camp Algona POW Nativity Scene and Museum. Please bring $25 to cover the cost of transportation and museum admissions. We will enjoy lunch together but lunch is not included in this cost. Please RSVP by Monday, August 12 to Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229). Call Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 12:00-6:00p at the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

THE FAMILY of Charles P. Kroese requests a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on August 29. Charles’ address is 309 Railroad Street, Hull, IA, 51239 or cards can be placed in his church mailbox. Thank you!

THANK YOU for all the wonderful gifts we received in the shower basket. We appreciate all the encouragement and support this church has given as we start our married life together. -Micah & Niki Veldman

THANK YOU: We want to say thank you for your continued prayer and financial support. We are so privileged to serve as your missionaries, partnering together to bring God’s Word to people around the world in their heart languages. -Lauren & Connie Runia, Wycliffe Bible Translators

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Heath Stoker will have his one-year post transplant checkup tomorrow, August 12. This will include a bone biopsy, labs, and multiple other tests. He also plans on getting his bone hardener and starting his new round of maintenance chemo pills. Please pray for a smooth day and that the results would be favorable for his Multiple Myeloma cancer to still be under control.

Pete Pollema is still struggling with health issues. He will be going to Omaha for a consultation in the near future. Pray for better health.

Jarvis De Wild is finished with cancer treatments. He is scheduled for a CT scan on August 22 to decide the next step.  Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Gary Roetman in your prayers. Pray that he will get stronger.

Give thanks that Sharon Soodsma is healing well from the surgery. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they consider the best option for follow-up treatment, chemo or radiation, or if no further treatment is needed. Sharon had electrodes implanted in her back on Monday to relieve her back pain. Pray that the electrodes will continue to be effective.

Verne Huisman moved to Pleasant Acres on Tuesday. Pray for him as he adjusts to a new home.

Julianne Kats is making progress in her recovery from a compression fracture in her vertebrae. Continue to remember her in your prayers.

Give thanks that knee replacement surgery went well for Jim Keizer on Tuesday. Pray that the physical therapy goes well and for a good recovery. Jim was scheduled to return home on Friday.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Julianne Kats, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Lora Vis continues her recover at home. Please pray that the grafts used to treat her burns heal and progress. We pray for patience and peace.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center Hospital.  We pray for daily healing and progress. We also pray for encouragement and patience. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

We pray for those dealing with illness, healing from injuries or illness, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western Christian High School invites you to attend Western’s semi-annual society meeting on Monday, August 19, at 7:00p in the Cafeteria at Western. All parents and friends of Western are encouraged to attend.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wednesday, August 14, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This Support Group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind. For more information, please contact Melinda at 712-476-8214. New members are always welcome!

PLEASE BLESS Sioux Center MOPS by caring for children during meetings. We are looking for volunteers for the 2019-2020 season.  Please contact Vanessa Steiger at (712) 463-2004 if you are willing to help (background check required). Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, and we would appreciate the hours of 8:45-11:15a. Ages range from newborn to preschool. MOPS runs from September-May.

LOVE INC LOVE & LEARN fall class session will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd! We will be offering 4 classes to the Sioux County community at large: Parenting, Grief Share, Faith & Finances (practical money management skills with optional mentorship) and Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life). A fifth class, Redemptive Compassion, will be specifically offered to church members, leaders and anyone interested in exploring how we can offer help that ultimately brings freedom rather than enables people to remain in a constant state of need. We’ll explore together what it means to offer charity compassion hand in hand with developmental compassion.  Register by August 26, by calling the Love INC office at 476-5990.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: It’s hot outside and Love INC Sioux County is “hot on the trail” of volunteers for our Love & Learn Transformational Ministry classes that will begin in September. If God has given you passion for service in the following areas we’d love to talk to you about ways to serve in our child care area, kitchen hospitality and personal mentors in the areas of finance and personal goal setting. Please call the office for more information at 476-5990.

HOW TO AVOID PHONE & INTERNET SCAMS: Wed., August 14 at 7:00p at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The internet has transformed how we live our lives – allowing us to communicate in ways that we never dreamed possible and access information in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, the internet is not always a safe place – there are many people who wish to do you harm. Representatives from Premier Communications will present on how you as an individual can look for danger and stay safe. Admission is free. Get your tickets online by visiting hopehaven.org/events or Eventbrite.com. Call 712-476-2737 for more information.

IS YOUR LOVED ONE FORGETFUL? Do they suffer from memory impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Lewy body dementia, or Parkinson disease?  Are you overwhelmed as a caregiver and need more information? Join Sioux Center Health for a Memory Loss Lunch and Learn on Monday, August 26 from 11:00a-1:00p at American State Bank in Hull. This free informative discussion and luncheon will explain the different types of dementia, when you should seek treatment, and what options you have for more help. You will also learn about nutrition, eating, caregiving, and safety with memory loss. Guest speakers include Morgan Meissner, PC-C; Andrew Geleynse, OTR; Patricia Halse, SLP; Danielle Nanke, RDB, LD; Amy Ross, SW; and Judy Breuer, RN. For more information, visit siouxcenterhealth.org or RSVP to 722-8414 by Thursday, August 22.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Join Bible League Volunteers for their “His Plan..Our Purpose” dinner event on Sept. 9 with Bible League  representatives, and conference on Sept. 10, with guest  speaker and author, Kendra Broekhuis.  Location—First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Tickets available online at bibleleague.org/tickets through September 3. Get more details at bibleleague.org/retreat19.