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August 16, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 16, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for worship: “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because

of your love and faithfulness.” Ps 15:1

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude:      

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #8:1,2,3,5 “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”

*God’s Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance

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

             

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #542:1-4 “The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Chronicles 29:10-20 & L.D. 52 Q&A 128, 129

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #408:1-3 “Rejoice the Lord is King”

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”

*Postlude:      

 

Your offering for the Hull Food Pantry can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

pianist: Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

USHERS FOR AUG.: Zach Mouw, Tim Kats, Carl Bonestroo, Brett Van Middendorp

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Hull Food Pantry.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Ed Fund

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk            NEXT SUNDAY: Konner                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                        NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Ryan Bolkema to Justin Van Zee; Carl Bonetroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Darren Bonestroo to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Dave Bonestroo to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Dean Bonestroo to Lauren & Connie Runia; Devin Bonestroo to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 16, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Family of God, welcome to this time of worship and fellowship. The peace of the Lord be with you.

THIS EVENING we welcome Keith Hoekstra, Seminary Student from Sioux Falls, as he leads our worship service. His message is from Psalm 95:1-7a titled “Who is Worthy?”

THE NURSERY and surrounding rooms are available to parents with small children who need to take them out of the sanctuary. There will not be a nursery staff and toys will not be available.

A FEW MORE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are needed for the coming season. Call Henry Kats (589-9734) if you are willing to help out or would like more information. Sunday School will begin on Sept. 20th.

SOUND SYSTEM VOLUNTEERS are needed one Sunday a month! Please call/visit with Rick Kiers (712-441-6912) if you are willing to help out! You are welcome to come upstairs any Sunday to see the operation.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Logan Baccam, Teagan De Jager, Jake Emerick, Mitchell Fedders, Emma Westphal, and Dalton Westra met with the Elders on Monday evening to profess their faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession of faith is scheduled for Sunday evening, August 30.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, August 20th, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3 miles north and 2 miles east of Hull. We will enjoy taverns, coney dogs, and sides for supper. Root beer floats will be served for dessert. If you had not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will enjoy a travel video. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with any questions.

BEGINNING AUGUST 23 the East half of the sanctuary (youth building side) will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. Members are reminded that the back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.

THE BOYDEN & HULL Sack Pack Committee is gearing up for another school year and we are looking for volunteers to help us prepare the sacks for hungry kids in our community. The Sack Pack program provides sacks of food for kids at Boyden-Hull and Hull Christian. The sacks get taken home every weekend throughout the school year. The team members line up groups to pack the sacks and meet about once a year as a team to go over the program. The new members should be available to help out with groups who would like to pack during the daytime hours during the school hear – usually on Wednesday. We have 5 day packs lined up for the 2020-2021 school year. We are also looking for volunteers to help deliver the totes of sack packs to Boyden every other week. If you are interested in being part of the Sack Pack team or would like to volunteer your time, or would just like more information, please contact one of our current Sack Pack board member. Melissa Boer, Nathan Bakker, George & Nancy Heynen, Kerrigan Kats, Sandi Breuer, Lauri Boote, Lorinda Van Roekel, Denny & Marsha Kelderman

OFFERINGS FOR JULY:

General Fund: $25,333.71               Building Fund:  $ 826.50                       Mission Fund:  $2,656.00

World Renew:    2,034.75                Hull Sack Pack:    492.51                      Benevolence:         315.00

THANK YOU for your prayers, cards, words of encouragement and the flowers. Your kindness has touched my heart as I say good-bye for now to my mom and our grandma. We are richly blessed by you, Care Group 8 and Pastor Loren and Norma. –Tami Scholten, Glen & family

THANK YOU to our whole congregation for your generosity! The wedding shower gifts were so useful! We have made our home in Des Moines and thanks to all of you our cupboards were happy!

                                                                                                -Zachariah & DaNae (Vant Hul) Froehlich

THANK YOU to all who remembered us with cards for our birthdays and anniversary. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.  -Pastor Loren & Norma

THANK  YOU: We would  like to thank the congregation for your prayers, cards, and visits after my shoulder surgery. Thanks to Pastor Kotman and Norma for their visit and many phone calls and prayers and also to Elder Henry Kats for his phone call and concern. Above all, we thank God for his healing mercies. -Jay & Marcy Stellinga

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Pastor Kotman and Norma for their visit after Dad passed away. Also, thanks for the phone call from Elder Randy Westra. Thank you to the congregation for all the cards we received. We are so blessed to be able to call you our church family. -Greg & Teresa, Aimee, Grant & Julia Vanden Bosch                                                        

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

We extend our Christian sympathy to Tami and Glen Scholten and family in the passing of Tami’s mom, Susan Sedore of Paullina on Thursday, August 6. We also extend our Christian sympathy to Susan Roetman and family in the passing of Gary on Saturday, August 8. May God comfort these families in their sorrow.

Give thanks that surgery went well for Ted Salazar and that he is experiencing a good recovery. Pray for healing. Ted is thankful for the cards, visits and prayers.

Give thanks that Joyce De Vries is making good progress. Pray for strength, for continued healing and for encouragement.

Jarvis De Wild was admitted to the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday for a GI bleed and was dismissed Wednesday afternoon. The plan is to have his esophagus stent removed this coming Tuesday. Please pray for healing and that his esophagus will stay open for an extended length of time following the stent removal.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Give thanks that LeRoy Jongetjes is experiencing some relief from pain. Pray for healing.

Give thanks that Peg Visser is making good progress. Pray for continued healing.  

Back surgery went well for Rog Tiedeman. He was released on Thursday noon. Pray for relief from the pain and for complete healing.

Continue to remember John Bolkema as he struggles with Parkinson’s.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Joan Horstman is scheduled for surgery this coming Wednesday to repair a tear/fracture which occurred either during or following her prior hip replacement. We pray for a successful surgery and for her healing.

We continue to remember Matt & Briana Roetman and family as they remember and mourn the passing of Matt’s father, Gary Roetman. His funeral was held this past Wednesday. We also pray for Gary’s wife, Susan, and the Roetman family.

We continue to pray for those who continue their recovery from recent surgeries. We pray for their strengthening.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS Biannual Society Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:00p in the gym. A copy of the agenda/budget for the Society Meeting is in local mailboxes or available in the school office.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOVE INC’S FALL SESSION of Love & Learn classes are starting Tuesday, August 25, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. We will be offering the following classes: Faith & Finance, Grief Share-support group, Parenting, Affirming Potential and Redemptive Compassion. Love INC is looking for volunteers who are willing to serve in various capacities – greeting, making a snack for class nights, childcare and Faith & Finance mentors. If you would like to volunteer or register for these classes, please contact Love INC at 476-5990. For more information on classes, please visit our website at http://loveincsiouxcounty.org/site/our-ministries/.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The 3rd Annual Guiding Star Fundraising Gala will be a Virtual Event on Tuesday, September 15, starting at 6:00p. Keynote speaker is Melissa Ohden. Be inspired while staying safely at home while you attend our gala this year. More information to come as we create an evening you won’t want to miss!