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August 14, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 14, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Expectation”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”  

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

 Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Songs of Preparation: SW#42:1,2 “Cry of My Heart” followed by SW#39 “Change My Heart, O God”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 4:17-24

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Living As A Christian”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #568:1-3 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

GOD SEND US OUT TO DO HIS WILL

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #320:1,2 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing

*Postlude
 

*indicates congregation stand
organist… Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Tyler & Elizabeth Bonestroo, Deacon Devin & Kate Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Gaylene & Lynnae Bouma, Elder Rod & Connie Te Krony

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Stephanie Struik, Liz Bonestroo, Taryne De Groot, Abigail Kats, Ashten Winterfeld; PM Curt Van Grouw Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Cooper Emerick, Jesse Ney, Aubri Fedders; PM Stephen Stiles Family

USHERS FOR AUG.: Lynn Anderson, Rick Leusink, Justin Te Slaa, Zach Vant Hul

VALET PARKING FOR AUG: Aug. 14: Konner Struik, Cory Ney; Aug. 21: Ashten Winterfeld, Ryan Kroese, Aug. 28: Dason  Vant Hul, Dan Bonestroo

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Aug. 14: Kyle LeLoux; Aug. 21: Dan Bonestroo; Aug. 28: Jeff Verdoorn

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

NEXT SUNDAY: World Renew/Ukraine

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jake & Kari Ney                         NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Aletha O.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                       NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle LeLoux

CORRESPONDENCE: Bob Soodsma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jay Stellinga to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Stephen Stiles to Lauren & Connie Runia; Heath Stoker to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Kirk Struik to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 14, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The Lord is a God nearby, not far off, Jeremiah tells us. Welcome, to each of you! God delights to draw near to you and rejoices when you come near to him. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 we welcome Nathan Nieuwendorp as he leads our worship service. His message is from 2 Samuel 6:1-15 titled “The Presence of God”.

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation beginning Tuesday, August 16. He will be back in the office on Wednesday, August 24. In case of a special need, you may contact Pastor Tim Ouwinga at 507-215-7407 or your Care Group Elder.

FROM THE BUILDING COMMITTEE: Work on the new sound booth is scheduled to start August 22. Also, in the weeks to follow we will be installing new speakers in church and moving all equipment to the new location. Power point, sound, video and security will all be working out of this booth during the service. Any concerns, call Kyle LeLoux at 470-9922.

SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Aug 18, at 6 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy BBQs and conies, baked beans and ice cream sundaes. We will play table games for our fellowship time. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229) with any questions.

KIDS’ CLUB is ready to kick off a new year and we need your help! We are looking for some food donations so we can feed the children a snack when they arrive at Kids’ Club. There are donation slips located in the back of church. If you are willing to help us, please take a donation slip and then return the purchased item(s) to the Kids’ Club basket in the back of church by Sunday, September 4th. Thank you so much for your support!

KIDS’ CLUB: We are now accepting student registrations for Kids’ Club. We currently have 20 students signed up but have room for more. Registration forms can be picked up at the American Reformed Church, the city office, or printed from the chamber website. So even though your child was in the program before, a registration form must be submitted.

COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT: A Tip Night will be held at the Hull Pizza Ranch on Monday, August 29, from 5:00-7:00p to benefit the Hull Kids’ Club program. Pizza Ranch will generously donate a percentage of their sales, as well as all of the evening’s tips to support this vital community program. Come out and join us or go through the drive-through and support this program. Mark your calendar now. Hope to see you there!

WE ARE SEEKING Youth Leaders for the upcoming school year. Come join a team who is passionate about our Youth Program. If you are interested, please contact one of the Youth Leaders: Scott Kroese, Waylon and Melissa Pollema, Amy and John Emerick and Sean and Stephanie Baccam.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Taylyn Vander Schaaf is scheduled for surgery in Madison, Wisconsin, Aug 19. We would like to encourage people to make freezer meals to help the family during the coming weeks. Meals can be put in the freezer in the church kitchen. Please label them with the Vander Schaaf name and cooking instruction. Let’s show our care and support as this family goes through difficult times. If you have any questions, please call Kathy De Wit (470-4349) or Aletha Vande Griend (441-1632)

ADVANCE NOTICE: A church picnic is being planned for Wednesday, September 7th. Mark your calendar for this fun evening! Details later.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE is looking at possibly organizing a mission trip to Guatemala in January or February. Anyone interested should contact Dave Vande Griend at 439-1448.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JULY:

General Fund:    $29.483.67                                       Building Fund:      $ 1,632.07

Missions Fund:    27,878.07                                       Benevolent:                 360.00

The Banquet:         1,362.56                                       Village NW:                540.00

JFA:                          960.00                                       Gideons:                   1.686.00

THANK YOU to everyone who gave a gift for our shower. We also thank all of those who have given us words of encouragement and support as we begin our married life together. It means so much to be a part of such a caring church family. -Justin & Alyssa Pollema

THANK YOU to our church family for your prayers, cards, visits, calls and food after my recent knee replacement surgery. A special thanks to Pastor Kotman, Pastor Ouwinga, and Elders Rod Te Krony and Dave Vande Griend for their visits and calls. Your thoughtfulness was very much appreciated. -Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

THANK YOU for the cards and words of comfort you’ve offered on the occasion of Dad, Ed Scholten’s passing. Thanks too for the meal you served the family the evening of the viewing, and the lunch after the funeral service. Dad moved to Sioux Center more than 10 years ago, however Hull 1st remained “his church”. You continued to visit him, pray for him, and send birthday, get well, Christmas, and “thinking of you” cards. He greatly appreciated that. He also looked forward to receiving the church bulletin each week. Hull 1st has been a great blessing all his life. I think his prayer would be that you stay strong in your faith and true to God’s Word giving our Heavenly Father “all honor, glory, and praise”. -Family of Edward C. Scholten

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Congratulations to Justin & Katrina (Engebretson) Grevengoed who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 30th. Also, congratulations to Justin and Alyssa (Fedders) Pollema who were united in marriage on Friday, August. 12. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Pray for Joyce Vander Well as she plans to be transferred to Pleasant Acres. Pray for a smooth transition.

Liz Schmith is now a resident at Aspen Heights. Pray for God’s blessing as she adjusts to a new home.

Bells Draayer returned to Sanford Health Care Center on Friday evening, August 5, after having been admitted to the hospital the day before. Give thanks that she is doing fine.  

Continue to pray for Taylyn Vander Schaaf. Pray that she will be healthy for the surgery on Friday, August 19. Pray for the surgeons and that the surgery will be a success.    

Carver Kooima was scheduled for a procedure on Friday, Aug 12. Pray that Carver and Maddox will continue to grow and develop.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Pray for Rick Van Hill as he continues to receive treatments. Pray that the treatments will be effective and that there will be minimal side effects. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

Pray for Hilary Van Hill. While she is experiencing relief from the headaches, she struggles with significant pain in her ears, dizziness, feeling lightheaded and occasional shortness of breath.

Pray for Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed as they adjust to their new home. Pray for strength for them.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ole Lund had surgery on Thursday morning to remove a toe. Prayers for a good recovery.

Please pray for Dave and Doris Van Beek’s daughter, Deanne and her husband Brian, as they move to a Muslim community in the Detroit area to share the gospel, make disciples, and plant churches.

Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. They are meeting with the doctors regarding plans for treatment for quality of life. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and prayers for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Shelly Van Otterloo had surgery for a detached retina. Praying the surgery went well and for a good recovery.

Loren Van Otterloo was able to have his final chemotherapy treatment Tuesday. They will be meeting with the team up at Mayo Clinic Monday-Wednesday for follow up testing and scans. Praying that everything remained stable and for the planning of the next steps.

Please be in prayer for Jackie Covey and her family. We ask for prayers for patience and for physical strength. Jackie has completed a course of oral chemotherapy treatment. The current plan is for scans on August 30th. We pray for Jackie, for Mike and for the test of the family for their encouragement and their strength.

We pray for those who are recovering from surgeries. We give thanks for those who have received good news and healing. We mourn with and plead for those who are dealing with difficult news.

We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.

We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.

Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Wolfpack Edge Luncheon: On Monday, Aug 22, we invite you to join us for lunch at noon in Western’s Event Center. Come, learn more about The Wolfpack Edge, an intentional effort to promote Faith, Purpose, Passion, and Service in all our activities and athletics at Western. We encourage you to bring a friend. Lunch will be provided.

   Western will hold a Society meeting on Monday, August 15, at 6:00p in the cafeteria. All supporters of Western are invited to attend.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOVE INC is offering 12-week classes every Tuesday night beginning August 30. The classes this fall are Faith & Finances, Redemptive Compassion, Boundaries, Parenting, and Grief Share. For more information visit the Love INC Sioux County web page. To register, email: ministries@loveincsiouxcounty.org or call 712-476-5990.