August 12, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 12, 2018
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister
Preparation for worship: “Lord Jesus Christ, be present now; our hearts in true devotion bow. Your Spirit end with light divine, and let your truth within us shine.” (from LUYH #524:1)
WE GATHER TO HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Call to Worship: (Ps. 117:1, 2)
*Opening Psalm of Praise: PH #117 “Hallelujah, Hallelujah”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Song of Praise: PH #169:1, 2 “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord Forever”
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
Call to Confession
Prayer for God’s Mercy
Hymn: #425:1, 2 “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (Blue Hymnal)
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn of Assurance: #425:4 “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (Blue Hymnal)
God’s Law as a Rule of Gratitude – Litany #722 LUYH
Ministry of Music: Sheryl Jongetjes “The Old Rugged Cross”
Offering: Christian Ed Fund
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Hymn of Preparation: #184:1, 2 “Thy Word” (Celebration Hymnal)
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: II Kings 4:42-44
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Feeding of a Hundred”
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Response: SW #46 “Grace Alone”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Closing Hymn: PH #627 “Bless His Holy Name”
*indicates congregation stand
organist…Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Rob & Amy Westra, Deacon Dan & Lisa Poppema
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Evan & Shondra Wielenga, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra
NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Madison Emerick, Savannah Feenstra, Marcus Te Krony; PM Kyle Te Slaa Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Judi Wesselink, Makenna Fedders, Riley Grevengoed, Anna Zomermaand; PM Justin Te Slaa Family
USHERS FOR AUG.: Ryan Kroese, Glen Scholten, Ted Salazar, Dan Fedders
VALET PARKING FOR AUG.: 12: Mitchell Winterfeld, Colin Westra; 19: Dawson Feenstra, Dalton Westra; 26: Logan Baccam, Justin Pollema
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
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Justin & Sheila Van Schepen
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Lonny & Emily Van Schepen
POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley
POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick
SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody
CORRESPONDENCE: Kyle Pollema to Justin Van Zee; Pete Pollema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Waylon Pollema to Kevin Schutte; Wilmar Pollema to Lauren Runia; Dan Poppema 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 Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
August 12, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry” (John 6:35 NRSV), You have come into this physical space; We invite you also to let your heart be nourished by the true bread from heaven. 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.
WE WELCOME Sheryl Jongetjes, a former member of this congregation, who will be singing for us in the morning service.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 9:32-10:8 titled “Faith and Works”.
KID’S CLUB: Next Sunday a representative will share information about the after school ministry and how you can be part of this ministry. There will be a Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch on Monday, August 20, from 5:30-7:30 for Kid’s Club. A percentage of sales and all tips will go towards our local Kid’s Club. Modern Woodman will also be matching funds to support this vital after school program. Come and join us!
GEMS POOL PARTY will be Mon, Aug. 13, from 5:15-6:15p at the Hull Pool. Girls entering 2nd – 8th grades are welcome to attend. Any questions, contact Karinda de Boom at email@example.com or 605-321-1038.
LADIES & MEN who would like to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, August 14, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wed., August 29th.
CHURCH PICNIC will be held on Wed., Sept. 5, at 6:30p at Westside Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, dessert and drink will be provided. Please bring a side to share. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table and in the basement by the kitchen window. Games will be provided by the Young People’s Society. If you know of someone new to the community feel free to invite them.
BIBLE LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS: Liz Curtis Higgs, Jennifer Frens, and Bible League International leaders join the BL Volunteers in providing you a special day with an evening concert by The Matthews on Sept 11 at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Registration brochures are available in your church mailbox or in the August News ‘n Notes or online at bibleleague.org/retreat18.
THANK YOU for the generous gifts of groceries that we received to help start our married life together. We appreciate all the ways this church has encouraged and influenced Kyle thus far. We are excited for this new journey in our lives and thankful to have many people supporting us. – Kyle & Marissa Westra
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Pray for Mitch Rozeboom. He left on Wed, Aug 8th, for about 5 months in Ghana Africa with Agricorps. He will be teaching agriculture to high school students and working as an agriculture extension agent.
Congratulations to Kyle & Marissa (De Boer) Westra who were united in marriage on Sat, August 11th.
Congratulations to Matt and Kait Schultze on the birth of a daughter, Skylar Lynn, born Mon, Aug 6.
Continue to remember Matt De Wild in your prayers as he waits to leave Avera McKennan for Craig Rehabilitation in Denver. Pray for continued healing and restful days for Matt and strength for LuAnn and Josh. You can follow Matt’s progress on Caring Bridge (mattdewild)
Heath Stoker has been cleared to proceed with his Autologous Stem Cell Transplant. He had growth shots on Thurs, Fri, Sat, and today. His cells will be harvested tomorrow and possibly Tues if needed. He will be admitted to Sioux Falls hospital for a minimum of three weeks starting on Mon, Aug 20 for hard chemo & then receive his stem cells back on Tue, Aug 21. Please keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers as they go through this very difficult process.
Lisa Wiersma will begin a second round of chemo on August 14. Pray for minimal side effects from the second round of treatment.
Marcy Stellinga had emergency surgery to remove a blockage in her intestine at Sanford Hospital on Wed, Aug 1. She returned home Wed, Aug 8. Give thanks that surgery went well. Pray for healing.
Donna Rens is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Thursday. Pray for the surgeon, staff, surgery and for a good recovery.
Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Vanessa Steiger will be having surgery to remove her gallbladder on Thursday, August 16. We pray for a successful surgery, healing, and relief from the symptoms she has been experiencing.
We continue to keep Sandy Nielsen in our prayers as she recovers from hip replacement surgery.
Glen Kooiker continues his recovery from knee replacement surgery.
Wilma Heynen continues with her treatment for cancer. We pray for encouragement, strength and healing.
We pray for Jemma De Jong’s continued progress and healing and strength for the De Jong and Kooima families.
Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.
HCS is accepting applications for an administrative assistant beginning immediately. This is a part-time position, working Tuesday through Friday and two days a week during the summer. Staff applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to receive a job description.
MINISTERIAL RETIREMENT: The Ocheyedan CRC announces the retirement of their pastor, Rev. J. William Van Der Heide effective Aug. 31. He will bring his farewell message on Sunday morning, Aug. 19 at 9:30a. The church will be holding a community meal following the morning service at 11:30a. The meal is free, but please email Linda Van Beek at email@example.com and leave your name and how many people will be coming. At 1:00p the church will begin a service of celebration and worship during which those present will be free to come and go as their schedules dictate. If you are able, please join us for this afternoon of celebration.
GOSPEL CONCERT: The Booth Brothers, a multi-award winning group, will be appearing live in Sioux Falls on Friday, August 24, at Sioux Falls First Church (6300 W. 41st Street). Doors open at 6:00p and the concert begins at 7:00p. For tickets call Corvex Productions (605) 359-7284, visit Crossroads Bookstore in Sioux Falls or online at www.iTickets.com.
JFA is gearing up for the Annual Fall Auction & Picnic on Thurs., Sept. 6, at the JFA Ministry Center. We are planning a great evening of fun for the whole family! Along with the live and on-line Auction and meal, keep looking for updates on some exciting new additions to this year’s event! We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at 476-2804 or firstname.lastname@example.org). This is one of JFA ministries most important fund raising events so 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!
LOVE INC: Fall session of Love & Learn classes are starting Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. We will be offering our Faith & Finance class and Grief Share. If you’d be able to share your time, talent or treasure to help support these programs it would be a wonderful opportunity to serve in the community. We could use volunteers for greeters, coffee & snack makers & servers, childcare coordinator & workers and Faith & Finance mentors. If you’d like to volunteer or register for these classes contact Love INC at 476-5990.
MANAGER OF CHURCH AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: Hope Haven is looking to hire a leader who seeks more than a job, but a calling to work through your belief as a Christ-centered person of faith. This position will represent the philosophy of Hope Haven to the public and assure a dynamic and on-going public relations effort with churches, civic groups, schools, the business community, the Hope Haven constituency, and the general public. This position will also be active in fund raising through the support of the Hope Haven Foundation. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, comfortable with public speaking, demonstrate above average writing and computer skills, and be willing to travel extensively to call on churches and civic groups within a 100 mile radius of Rock Valley. Occasional overnight travel and work on Sundays is required. A bachelors’ degree or significant applicable experience is required and five years’ experience in a related field. Please contact Mark Siemonsma at email@example.com or for more information or go to www.hopehaven.org/careers.
CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION is searching for an energetic, friendly self-starter with competent phone skills and knowledge of, or ability to learn Microsoft Office. 25-30 reasonably-flexible daytime hours per week. To apply (cover letter and resume) email firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Center for Financial Education, Attn: Tricia, P.O. Box 343, Sioux Center, IA 51250