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August 13, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 13, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “In this day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.” Ecclesiastes 7:14 ESV

WE COME TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #22:1-3 “Rejoice, You Righteous, in the Lord” (LUYH)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #280:1-3 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 7:1-14

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Good Life”

Prayer of Application

WE DEPART TO DO GOD’S WILL

*Song of Response: #554:1-5 “In Sweet Communion, Lord, with You

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #561:1,3,5 “Rejoice, O Pure in Heart”

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Harlan & Kathy Mouw, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

NURSERY TODAY: AM Steph Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Bryson Sandbulte, Dalton Westra, Haley Driesen; PM Cody Bauer Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Van Otterloo, Amy Emerick, Haley Wielenga, Mitchell Fedders, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

USHERS FOR AUG: Eric Kroese, Travis Kooima, Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld

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

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Guatemala Trip

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Mike & Connie Grevengoed

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Lisa; Run: Julie

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Harold Vander Vegte to Justin Van Zee; Joyce Vander Well to Kevin Schutte; Jon Van Berkum to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Nic Van Engen to Lauren Runia; Lee Van Grouw to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt and Light Bible Study (Women)

MONDAY

6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting

8:00 PM Council Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 13, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship. As God fed Elijah in the wilderness so he could journey on (I Kings 19:1-8), may God feed and strengthen you here today. 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 sections of Acts 4,9,11,15 titled Barnabus: The Encourager.

OFFICE: Due to an appointment, I will not be in the office on Monday but will be in on Tuesday. -Karen

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Luke & Fiona De Koster will give us an update on their work during the service. A time of fellowship will follow after the service.

GOSPEL MISSION: We are scheduled to do the gospel mission service on August 31. Rog Vis has agreed to do the message. We are in need of someone willing to play piano and also someone who would like to share their musical talents with the group. Please join us in this outreach. Call Tim Kats (712) 578-9728 if you can help in any way.

NOTE: Michelle Zomermaand is the new WCHS board representative for our church.

OPEN HOUSE BABY SHOWER for Abby Koedam and son Harrison and for Sherry De Wit and daughter Marissa will be held on Monday, August 14th in the church basement from 6:30-8:00p.

GEMS POOL PARTY is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, from 5:15-6:15p at the Hull Pool. All incoming 2nd through 8th grade girls are welcome to join us and learn more about GEMS.

SEEKING ADDITIONAL GEMS COUNSELORS: We are looking for counselors, assistants, and those who may have an expertise to share with girls. If you would be interested in helping out with GEMS this year, please contact Karinda de Boom at hullgems@gmail.com or 605-321-1038.

THE SHARE GROUP of widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, August 17. We will gather at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull and carpool to the Middleburg Store for supper. Please call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 by Monday, August 14th to hold your spot as reservations are necessary. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutsch at (605)742-4469 or Deanna with any questions.

COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT: A Tip Night will be held at the Hull Pizza Ranch on Tuesday, August 22, from 5:00-7:00p to benefit our local Kids’ Club organization. Pizza Ranch will generously donate a percentage of their sales, as well as the entirety of the evening’s tips to support this vital after school program. Come out and join us.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, Sept. 22 – 6:00-8:00p and Sept. 23 & 24 – 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme for the weekend is “Formula for Successful Living”. We will be digging into God’s Word to look at Jeremiah 29:11-14, I John 2:9-11 and other passages. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. Let us know if you can attend the whole weekend or just a portion of it. If you would like more information or to sign up, please contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 605-496-8152. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity.

THANK YOU to our church family for their thoughts and prayers in the passing of my father, Harlan Vollink. Thank you also to our care group for the plant and to Pastor Kotman for his visit and participation in the service.  -Kyle & Cindy LeLoux and family

THANK YOU for all your thoughts and prayers during dad’s hospitalization and passing. A special thank you to our care group for the supper provided before the visitation and for the plaque given in remembrance of dad. -Randy & Sandy Westra and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Anthony Smit continues in the Sioux Center Hospital with an infection. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Bud Krommendyk is at the Sioux Center Hospital and is now under hospice care. He was scheduled to be transferred to Pleasant Acres on Friday. Continue to remember Bud and his family in your prayers.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild had a good teleconference. He had an eye exam and will be having a colonoscopy in August. Doctors will be reviewing all his tests and there is a possibility that he will need to go to Seattle in September. Continue to keep Eldon and LuAnn in your prayers

Ÿ Continue to remember Sharon Soodsma as she recovers from her recent back surgery. Pray that she would experience relief from the pain.

Ÿ Give thanks that Dar Sohl is back on her feet and walking without a walker. Pray for continued strength.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Congratulations to Dan and Carla Hulstein in the birth of their son, Jacob Steven Gerrit, on Friday, August 4. Mother and baby are doing well.

Ÿ We express our sympathy to Paul and Lora Vis and family in the passing of Paul’s father, Clayton Vis, who passed away Friday, August 4. The funeral was held this past Monday.

Ÿ We express our sympathy to Kathy and Cal Van Der Zwaag and family in the passing of Kathy’s mother, Cora Prins, 83, of Sanborn. Cora passed away last Sunday evening. Her funeral was held Friday.

Ÿ We pray for Bud Krommendyk, grandpa of Shelly Van Otterloo and family. Bud has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has been placed under the care of hospice. We pray for comfort and peace.

Ÿ Marilyn Van Der Zwaag, mother of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues to receive treatment and therapy as she recovers from a stroke. We pray for patience and healing.

Ÿ We continue to remember in our prayers, Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, who continues to deal with cancer. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

VOLUNTEERS: Alpha Center is looking for volunteers at the Sidewalk Arts Festival on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00a-6:00p in downtown Sioux Falls. Call 605-361-3500 or email info@alphacenter.org if interested.

JUSTICE FOR ALL will be hosting our first Foundation Event on August 18th at Calico Skies winery. The doors will open at 5:30p with a catered meal starting at 6:00p. Entertainment will be provided by Nick Engbers. This event is for those who are a part of our Foundation or would like to become a part of it. If you’re interested in learning more about this fabulous evening, feel free to contact Joel DeWit at (712) 476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Ref. Church from 7:00-9:30p on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks beginning Sept. 7. The course is FREE taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462) nsmath@mtcnet.net), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Register today.

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS: Kendra comes to us from central Illinois and hosts a daily radio show while authoring ten books. Kendra Smiley is our featured speaker at the retreat at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center on September 12 hosted by Bible League International Volunteers. Jos Snoep, Bible League International’s President and CEO, will also share the urgency to provide God’s Word to a world in need. Invite some friends and send in your registration today. Be sure to invite some men! Don’t forget to plan on staying for the dinner and concert later in the day which are open to everyone. You are encouraged to hear the talented Valley Male Chorus. You can make an eternal difference in the lives of people in Africa, by taking part in this retreat and providing Bibles through the special offering. This unique event is designed to glorify God through great music and speakers and to renew and uplift all who attend. If you need a brochure or more information, call Carol Vis (439-1366). The deadline for registering is August 25 and there is a late fee if booking after this date.

LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST will be starting our fall session of Faith & Finances classes on Tues., Sept. 5, in Rock Valley. This is a class designed to teach Biblically based, basic financial skills through teaching time and also through personal mentorships throughout the 12 week class sessions. Classes are held Tuesday evening at Trinity CRC beginning at 6:45p. Child care is provided. We also hope to offer a shorter six week cooking class the same evening. This will be a fun opportunity to cook together, share recipes, learn new skills and take food home for your family. If you are interested in more information, please call the Love INC office at 476-5990 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30a-12:30p. Pre-registration for both classes is required!

WORLD RENEW: Fall Mission Trip Opportunity: This fall, plan a mission trip to help repair flooded homes in Manning, South Carolina, with World Renew Disaster Response Services. Housing and meals are provided, and World Renew facilitators are on-site during this engaging, fulfilling experience. See Manning, South Carolina, at worldrenew.net/volunteer to learn more.

SHORT TERM VOLUNTEER: Are you 18-24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact? World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants you to use your talents and skills for His purpose. For more information, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.