August 1, 2021
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 1, 2021
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for Worship: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust”.
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Opening Hymn: #569:1,2 “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”
WE HEAR GOD’S WILL
God’s Will for our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Song of Commitment: #545:1,2 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
Song of Commitment: #545:3 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND OUR GIFTS
Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Amastad Christiana
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #437:1-3 “Day by Day” (LUYH)
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Genesis 22:1-19
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Yahweh Jireh” The LORD Will Provide”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO SHINE HIS LIGHT
*Song of Response: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
*Doxology: #253:1,3,4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Lavonne Kats
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Galen & Connie Kroese, Deacon Kyle & Cindy LeLoux
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: John & Joyce Kroese, Elder Rod & Connie Te Krony
NURSERY TODAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Haley Struik, Mya Kleinwolterink, Ethan Ney; PM Zach Vant Hul Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Kaden Struik, Abby Fedders, Braeden Kats; PM Travis Veldman Family
USHERS FOR AUG: Rick Leusink, Tyler Bonestroo, Doug Pollema, Jacob Westra
VALET PARKING FOR AUG: (Please be here at 9:10a) Aug. 1: Cory Ney, Ashten Winterfeld; Aug. 8: Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw; Aug. 15: Bryce Veldman, Eric Rens; Aug. 22: Alex Westra, Justin Pollema; Aug. 29: Marcus Te Krony, Mitchell Fedders
SECURITY COMMITTEE: Aug. 1: Dan Bonestroo; 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 1. Mission Fund; 2. Amastad Christiana
NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rod & Connie Te Krony
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk
POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk (set); Tonya (Run)
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Shari De Wild to Justin Van Zee; Cory De Wit to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dan De Wit to Michael Ribbens; Jay De Wit to Kevin Schutte; Ken Draayer to Lauren Runia; Kevin Driesen 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
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
August 1, 2021
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship as we gather to “thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind” (Ps. 107:8). 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 Genesis 5:21-23 & Hebrews 11:5-6 entitled “Enoch: A Man Who Walked With God”.
OFFICE: I will be out of the office next week and Faye Kroese will be covering for me. All announcements should be to her by Thursday noon. Thanks! -Karen
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.
DIRECTORY UPDATE: Please note that Ed Scholten is now in Room 515 at Royal Meadows.
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 on Sunday, August 8th, at 3:00p.
THANK YOU; We are so grateful for all the concern, telephone calls and prayer for Jim. He is bladder cancer free at the present time. We have been greatly blessed by God’s healing! Thank you! -Jim & Lee Oostenink
THANK YOU for the prayers and expressions of sympathy extended to us in the death of our mom, Ella Mae Vande Burgt. Thank you to Rev. Kotman for visiting her following her surgery. We appreciate everything that was done for us. – The family of Ella Mae Vande Burgt
DEAR FRIENDS AT 1ST CRC: Thank you for your generosity with your gifts to Resonate Global Mission! Your investment in God’s mission is helping the CRCNA grow in mission! Across this denomination, we see a growing passion for mission. Your gift comes at the right time to deepen that passion and get our churches excited about God’s mission. What’s more, giving through Resonate helps to strengthen our capability to join God’s mission! Your gift helps missionaries, church planters, and other ministry leaders worldwide live and share the gospel. Because you gave through Resonate, you are a part of the network of support that ensures ministries don’t just survive, but thrive! Churches like yours provide the strength and sustainability that unites our church on mission. When we come together-Resonate ministry leaders and Christians like you-the overall effect is that we amplify the message of God’s Word, so that it goes out in every direction like an expanding sound! We’re grateful to partner with you as you live out your faith through your gifts, prayers and support. Thank you! Rev. Zachary King, Director
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to Sam and Heather (Schouten) Scholten who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 31. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.
Give thanks that Bonnie Vander Schaaf continues to recover from her recent rotator cuff surgery and that physical therapy is going well. Pray for healing.
Joyce Vande Griend fell at her home on Saturday night, July 24, and broke her right wrist. Pray for healing.
Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, 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 Alexis Van Voorst, granddaughter of Dave and Doris Van Beek, who will have surgery Monday, August 2. She will have a total spinal fusion to correct her scoliosis. Please pray that the surgery and recovery will go well and that her back will be flexible so she can live a life free of complications and pain.
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 para position that would work with students in lower grades. 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.
NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, August 3. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.
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 additional 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!