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August 14, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 14, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of goods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” Ps. 63:3-5



*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: SW#10:1,2 “Shout to the Lord”


God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Song of Assurance: #267:1,3,4 “And Can It Be”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Amistad Christiana



*Song of Preparation: SW#46:1,2 “Grace Alone”    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:13-26

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Bearing Fruit”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: #419:1-3,5 “Spirit of God, Who Dwells Within My Heart”

*Parting Blessing

Bruce Oliver, Director of the M2 Program

*Parting Song: #620:3 “By the Sea of Crystal”


             *indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Sean & Stephanie Baccam, Deacon Terry & Dee Ann Jansma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Cody & Kathy Bauer, Elder Rob & Amy Westra   

NURSERY TODAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Konner Struik, Cory Ney, Alyssa Fedders; PM Travis Kooima Family  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Erika Feenstra, Taylor Westphal, Logan Baccam; PM Eric Kroese Family

USHERS FOR AUGUST: Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo, Gary Kats, Dave Snieder

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Amistad Christiana

NEXT SUNDAY: Parking Lot

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Betty VG       NEXT WEEK: Dennis & Jackie VG   

POWER POINT TODAY:  Set: Lisa; Run: Julie         NEXT SUNDAY: Sally                                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Dean & Steph Bonestroo to Kevin Schutte; Devin & Kate Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jeanette Boogerd to Lauren Runia; Matt Bosma to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM    Evangelism Committee

    6:00 PM   Evening Worship Service


    5:15 PM   GEMS Pool Party at the Hull Pool. All incoming 2nd-8th graders are welcome!


    6:30 PM   Church Picnic at Westside Park.


August 14, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist states (Psalm 50:23) that thanksgiving is the sacrifice that best glorifies God. Welcome to worship as we thank and praise the Lord together. 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 we welcome Bruce Oliver, director of the M2 Program, a mentoring program for the men inside the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. He will tell us about this ministry later in the service.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Genesis 1:26,27; 2:7 & Ephesians 4:22-24 titled “In His Image”.

CLOTHE A CHILD: There are still many tags left. Please consider helping out those who are less fortunate. You may take 1 or 2 or as many tags as you wish. Items need to be returned to church by Wednesday, Aug. 17th. Please ask for a gift receipt in case an exchange needs to be made. Put the receipt in the bag with the item purchased. Monetary donations to Love INC may also be given to help purchase the items.

NEXT SUNDAY we welcome Rev. Jan Van Ee as he leads our morning worship service. Cake will be served following the service so you will get a chance to visit with him. Rev. Jan & Darlene will be retiring as missionaries in Mexico.

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

GEMS is in need of several counselors for this upcoming year. If you’d like to help mentor girls into a loving dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ contact Karinda de Boom  at  or 605-321-1038.

CHURCH PICNIC: Wed., August 17th at Westside Park at 6:30p. If you did not sign up for the picnic you are still welcome to come! 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. The Young People will be having games.

HULL 1ST CRC is scheduled to go to Springfield, SD, to worship with the Living Stone Prison Church at the Mike Durfee State Prison on Tues., Sept. 6. The DOC requires everyone to complete and access a waiver form. If interested, contact Val Brummel at or 712-439-2260. Deadline is Mon., August 15.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thurs., Aug. 18, at 6:00p at the Homestead in Hull. We’ll have sub sandwiches & chips and root beer floats for dessert. The Nielsen Family will share a musical program with us. Any questions call Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229.

THE TAYLORS from the heart of North Carolina, will be performing at 1st Ref. Church on Thurs., Aug. 25, at 7:00p. Doors will open at 6:30p and a free will offering will be taken.


General Fund:  $32,283.37                   Building Fund:  $1,705.00                           Missions:  $790.00

UPDATE on Lauren & Connie Runia’s granddaughter: Leela is beginning to walk with assistance and is putting words together in short phrases. She is remembering a lot more, however, this is making it harder for her emotionally. She is also gaining some movement of her right arm. Leela has lost some fields of vision in both eyes. The doctors and therapists are amazed at the progress she is making and say she is far beyond what they expected at this point. All praise to God’s healing hand! Thank you for continuing to pray for her.



Give thanks that Bette Marra received a good report from the doctor that the chemo treatment is working.

Esther Rozeboom continues to recover from her recent surgery. Pray for continued strength and healing.

We extend our Christian sympathy to all who mourn the passing of Henry Brinks early Monday morning.

John Bolkema had more kidney stones removed at Dakota Dunes on Tuesday. The procedure went well. He will have the same procedure done again in September.

Continue to remember Jon Van Berkum as he recovers from surgery on both ankles. Pray for complete healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and 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.


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


      Western Board of Directors will be hosting their semi-annual Society meeting on Monday, August 15, at 7:00p in the school cafeteria. Parents, grandparents, and friends of Western are invited to attend.

      With the start of school at Western scheduled for Monday, August 29, and with the Renovation/Remodeling work being done right up to the first day of school, Western is in need of volunteers to help with cleaning and dusting of our school before we start school. We need students, parents, grandparents, and friends to help. We have scheduled cleaning for Thur., Aug. 25, from 3-8p, Fri. Aug. 26 from 2-4p and Sat. Aug. 27 from 8:30a-noon. If you can help, please email Western at and indicate when you can help. If you can only help for an hour or two that would be great. Western will provide refreshments for anyone who helps.

      HCS will be holding their bi-annual Society Meeting on Wed., Aug. 24, at 7:00p in the gym. All constituents are welcome to attend.      


DORDT is seeking new families to join our international student adoptive family program for the upcoming academic year. This is an exciting opportunity to interact with and welcome students from various international backgrounds. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Alexis Kreun at 722-6273 or

HOPE HAVEN TRACTOR RIDE Thursday, Aug. 18. Registration from 4-5:00p at Town & Country Implement in Rock Valley. Tractors will depart at 5:00p for Rock River Jersey east of Inwood. Supper provided after the ride at Town & Country Implement. There will be a freewill donation for this event. Call Scott Koedam at 476-2820 or email for more information.

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER located at 338 1st Ave. NW, Sioux Center, will host a Back –to-school Block Party 3-7p Wed., Aug. 17. Promise will provide free immunizations, dental screens and vision screens that students need for school. Promise will also offer $20 school and sports physicals.  Free bags with school and hygiene supplies will be handed out to the first 150 students. The event features free food, games and activities from several community organizations. All area students and their families invited.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH will be August 17 at 9:15a at Whispering Heights Community room in Rock Valley. Janis Price will be giving the inspirational message “The Power of Personality”. Music provided by Lindsey and Leah Zuidema. Brunch is $4.00. Please call Winifred at 470-5549 if you’d like to come.

DO YOU desire to support and care for the orphan and the unborn? Come join us Aug. 20 at 8:30a at Children’s Park in Sioux Center for the 4th annual Beating Hearts Support Life 5k fun run & 1 mile walk. All proceeds benefit Katelyn’s Fund Orphan Ministry! Register at Any questions can be directed to

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH Memory Loss Support Group Wed., Aug., 17, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Ashley Anderson will talk about taking care of someone with dementia. RSVP to Ashley by Monday, August 15, at 722-8157. Refreshments will be provided.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Community Pre-diabetes Class on Wed., Aug. 24, from 5:30-7:30p in the hospital’s conference Room 3. Learn from our diabetes nurse and dietician on how to lower your chances of getting diabetes by being active, losing weight and making better food choices. Cost is $30 which includes a meal. To register, call Therapy Center at 722-8125. Pre-payment is required.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Carbohydrate Counting Class to refresh people with diabetes on Wed., Aug. 31, from 3:00-5:00p in the hospital’s conference room 3. Come and learn how to review counting carbs, control your blood sugars or weight and learn proper portion sizes of foods. To register, call 722-8125.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will host a Grief Support Group 5 consecutive Tues. afternoons starting Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30p at the health system’s downtown campus. Information will be shared, by professionals and past participants, about normal grief reactions and help discover the skills needed to begin again. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident, or suicide. It is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by Sept. 16 by calling 712-737-5279.

TOUR: Dr. Cornel and Nancy Venema will be hosting a 13 day tour to Germany, France, and Switzerland to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Tour dates are Oct. 28th-Nov. 9th, 2017. Visit the Mid-America Reformed Seminary website ( for more information.