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August 18, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 18, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from ourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”. Eph. 2:8-10

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE  

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer                                                                                                   

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: SW#26 “Be Exalted, O God”

WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done” (verse 3 in unison)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Hull Kid’s Club

Offertory: a video from Kid’s Club will be shown

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #481:1-3 “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 16:13-20 & Lord’s Day 31

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Keys of the Kingdom”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #263:1-4 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #946:1-3 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” (LUYH)
*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Harlan & Kathy Mouw, Deacon Dan & Lisa Poppema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jake & Kari Ney, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

NURSERY TODAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Sara Sandbulte, Kyrin De Groot, Aubri Fedders, Dawson Feenstra; PM Noah De Yager Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Makenna Fedders, Ethan Ney, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Mitchell Byl Familhy

USHERS FOR AUG: Grant Vanden Bosch, Clark Van Schepen, Alex Westra, Eric Kroese

VALET PARKING FOR AUG: Aug. 18: Mitchell Winterfeld & Jacob Westra;

Aug. 25: Sam Scholten & Eric Rens

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 Kids’ Club

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Amistad Christiana

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Kay Kroese               

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Bobbie Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                               

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                             

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Dennis Vande Griend to Justin Van Zee; Aletha Vande Griend to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce Vande Griend to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Greg Vanden Bosch to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Lawrence Vander Esch to Lauren & Connie Runia; Kyle Vander Schaaf to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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 18, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL On this summer day, we come to praise God and receive his word for us, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. 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 Representatives from Hull Kids’ Club will be here to answer any questions you may have about the program. They will be in the back of church after the morning worship. Feel free to stop, chat and pick up a donation request slip or volunteer and student registration form. Donations should be returned to the Kids’ Club table here at church no later than September 4. Kids’ Club thanks you for your contributions and support for their program. It would not be a success without you! A DVD of the Kids’ Club ministry will be shown during the offertory.

THIS EVENING we welcome Barry Miedema as he leads our worship service. His message is from Mark 6:30-44 titled “Jesus Feeds the 5000”. Pastor Loren will be preaching at the Ocheyedan CRC this afternoon for the installation of their new pastor, Rev. Tom De Does. Rev. De Does and his wife Nancy come from the Christian Reformed Church in Quincy, Washington.

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation through Monday, August 26th. In case of a special need, call your Care Group Elder.

PARENTS please keep watch of your young children after the services. Do not allow your young children to be in the balcony unattended.

HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 12:00-6:00p at the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

THE FAMILY of Charles P. Kroese requests a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on August 29. Charles’ address is 309 Railroad Street, Hull, IA, 51239 or cards can be placed in his church mailbox. Thank you!

THANK YOU for remembering us with cards and well wishes for our birthdays and anniversary. We appreciate you thinking of us. -Pastor Loren & Norma

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Pastor Kotman & Norma, Pastor Klompien, and the elders and their wives and many other people for their prayers, visits and encouragement while Russ went through the infection and surgeries. We are thankful for the many acts of kindness and helpfulness. We are grateful and thankful for our friends, family and church family. We have been so blessed for you taking time to help in so many ways. Your gifts of love were so appreciated. We thank God for the love he has shown and his healing mercies and continually answering our prayers. Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers. -Russ & Bonnie Vander Schaaf

THANK YOU for your prayers, cards, gift cards, and words of concern and encouragement. Thank you to Care Group 1 for the fruit basket. Thank you to everyone who offered rides and those who drove Jarvis to Sioux Falls for his treatments. Thank you to Pastor Kotman, Elder Rog De Kruyf & Fran, and Deacon Dan Bonestroo for their calls and visits. How wonderful to be part of such a caring church! -Jarvis & Shari De Wild

OFFERINGS FOR JULY:

General Fund:  $31,547.96     Building Fund:  $ 995.00     Mission Fund: $1,920.00     Hull Food Pantry: $ 751.35

Benevolence:       4,460.00     Luke Society:       661.00     Life Light:            256.33     Hull Sack Pack:       528.47

SF Mission:            992.50      Family Crisis Ctr. 870.14                                    Royal Family Kid’s Camp:  537.00

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Congratulations to Kyle and Shae Pollema on the birth of a daughter, Baylor Rae, born on Saturday, Aug. 10.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Harold & Leona Vander Vegte in the passing of Leona’s sister, Verna Mae Zonnefeld of Artesia, CA who passed away on Saturday, August 10, to Phil and Sherry Brummel in the passing of a sister-in-law, Paula Ribbens, wife of Larry of Orange City on Friday, August 9, and to Kyle & Becca Te Slaa in the passing of Becca’s grandfather, Edwin Dummer, of Plato, MN on August 11th.

Give thanks that the procedure that Pete Pollema had done in Omaha on Monday appears to have been successful. Pray that Pete will get his strength back.

Jarvis De Wild is scheduled for a CT scan on Thursday to decide the next step.  Pray for good results and wisdom for the doctors.

Heath Stoker had a smooth day of testing on Monday, Aug. 12. They will not receive results for a few weeks. Please pray for peace in this time of waiting.

Continue to remember Gary Roetman in your prayers. Pray that he will get stronger.

Electrodes implanted in Sharon Soodsma’s back last week were placed there on a trial basis. Permanent ones will be inserted in September. In the meantime, Sharon is experiencing a great deal of pain. Please pray for relief.

Give thanks that Jim Keizer is making good progress after his knee replacement surgery. Pray that physical therapy continues to go well and for a good recovery.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Julianne Kats, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Shaina Hoekstra, granddaughter of Dave & Doris Van Beek, and daughter of Brian and Deanne Hoekstra, continues to be treated for a blood disorder and is receiving daily plasma exchanges.  We pray for progress and healing. Please pray for her family as they support her.

Lora Vis continues her recovery at home. Please pray that the grafts used to treat her burns heal and progress. We pray for patience and peace.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center Hospital.  We pray for daily healing and progress. We also pray for encouragement and patience. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

We pray for those dealing with illness, healing from injuries or illness, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western Christian High School invites you to attend Western’s semi-annual society meeting on Monday, August 19, at 7:00p in the Cafeteria at Western. All parents and friends of Western are encouraged to attend.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

PLEASE BLESS Sioux Center MOPS by caring for children during meetings. We are looking for volunteers for the 2019-2020 season.  Please contact Vanessa Steiger at (712) 463-2004 if you are willing to help (background check required). Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, and we would appreciate the hours of 8:45-11:15a. Ages range from newborn to preschool. MOPS runs from September-May.

ROCK VALLEY MOPS is starting soon! MOPS runs the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month from Sept.-April and is for any mother with children ages pregnancy-Kindergarten! Come join us for fellowship, mentoring and some fun activities! Our first meeting is at 9:00a on September 11th at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. If you have any questions you can find us on Facebook (Rock Valley MOPS) or you can contact Dani Bonestroo at 712-578-8650.

LOVE INC LOVE & LEARN fall class session will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd! We will be offering 4 classes to the Sioux County community at large: Parenting, Grief Share, Faith & Finances (practical money management skills with optional mentorship) and Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life). A fifth class, Redemptive Compassion, will be specifically offered to church members, leaders and anyone interested in exploring how we can offer help that ultimately brings freedom rather than enables people to remain in a constant state of need. We’ll explore together what it means to offer charity compassion hand in hand with developmental compassion.  Register by August 26, by calling the Love INC office at 476-5990.

JFA Annual Fall Auction & Picnic will take place Thursday, Sept 5, at the Ministry Center. Supper will begin serving at 5:30p and the live Auction will begin at 6:30p. We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at JFA (476-2804) or joeldw@jfa-nwioa.org. This is one of JFA Ministries most important fundraising events so we hope that you can come out and support JFA.

NISO AUDITIONS: Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 (Winds & Percussion) and Sat. Sept. 7 (strings). Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu or 712-722-6230.

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held on Sat. morning, Sept. 7. Now beginning its 13th season, NIYO is seeking string players from middle school through high school to join all sections of the orchestra. For more information or to schedule an audition contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu.

NOTICE: Have you purchased your tickets for the “His Plan..Our Purpose” events? Enjoy this opportunity for Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal on Sept. 9 and/or 10 at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Tickets available online at bibleleague.org/tickets through September 3. Get more details at bibleleague.org/retreat19.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Luke Society in Sioux Falls for a celebration from 6:30-8:30p on Sat., Sept, 14, for the retirement of Dr. Apolos Landa. Come & go as you please. Light refreshments will be served.