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August 20, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 20, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “I pray for students getting ready to go back to school or already having started. Bless their learning and growth in academics, life skills and faith”.



*Call to Worship: Psalm 100

*Opening Song: #95:1,2,4 “Now with Joyful Exultation”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting


God’s Law

Call to Confession

Song of Assurance: SW#64:1-4 “There Is Power in the Blood”

Congregational Prayer

Inisha Hoehamer: presentation on Kids’ Club

Offering: Guatemala Trip

Offertory: DVD on Kids’ Club in Hull


*Hymn of Preparation: #424:1,2 “Spirit of the Living God”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 (pg. 702)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Practical Wisdom in a Puzzling World”

Prayer of Application


*Hymn of Application: #1:1,2,4,5 “That Man Is Blest” (Blue Psalter)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #603:3,4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”



*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser


Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Harlan & Kathy Mouw, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jake & Kari Ney, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Kari Ney, Amy Emerick, Haley Wielenga, Mitchell Fedders, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Steph Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Braeden Kats, Colin Westra; PM Ryan Bolkema 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 Guatemala Trip

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Boiler Project; 2. De Koster Missions

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mike & Connie Grevengoed

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Scott & Sara Grevenogoed





CORRESPONDENCE: Clark Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Eldon Van Schepen to Kevin Schutte; Arlene Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jo Van Surksum to Lauren Runia; Darren Van’t Hul to Sos & Kara Maletoungou




9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service


August 20, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Sisters and brothers in Christ, we welcome you to worship and Christian fellowship. May you find blessing and strength in your participation here this morning. 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 Inisha Hoehamer will tell us about a ministry opportunity in Hull called Kids’ Club. This is an after school program that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-5:30 at the American Reformed Church. Kids’ Club is ready to kick off a new year and we need your help! We are in need of volunteers to help. In order for the program to run we need many volunteers. Please consider donating some of your time for the kids. If you are interested in helping in other ways, please contact Inisha (712) 314-6859 or Sylvia Eekhoff (712) 540-7734. A DVD will be played during the offertory which will explain more.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 5:1-11 titled The Story of Ananias and Sapphira.

THIS 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. An offering for their ministry will be taken next Sunday morning.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Bryce Veldman met with the Elders on Monday evening to profess his faith in Jesus Christ. Public Profession of Faith is scheduled for next Sunday morning.

GOSPEL MISSION: We are scheduled to do the gospel mission service on Wednesday, August 30. 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.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE has lost a few people that have taken on different responsibilities. We would like to take this time to thank you for your dedicated time and service. We also welcome anyone who would like to join us in our evangelism outreach. Please contact Tim Kats (712) 578-9728 if this opportunity interests you.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP members, past members, and eligible members: This year in Fellowship we will be doing a study from the Ray Vander Laan video series “That the World May Know.” We will watch a video followed by a lively discussion led by Larry Hoekstra. To start out the season of study we will have a progressive supper on Wednesday, September 6, starting at 6:00p from the youth building. The stops will be nearby so walking, a bike, or a vehicle are acceptable transportation. Bring your hot or cold dish to the youth building. Call Ted and Lois (712-441-1196) or Dave and Kay (439-1576) if you would like to come or if you cannot come to the kick off, but would like to be involved with the study. Please call before Friday, September 1, so we have time to balance the menu.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant membership of Julie (Bolkema) Gross has been transferred, at her request, to Faith CRC in Sioux Center. The communicant membership of Daniel Mouw has been transferred, at his request, to Journey Church in Bozeman, MT. We wish them both God’s blessing in their new church home.


  1. New steps have been installed on the parsonage. Landscaping is needed and will be done soon.
  2. Valve replacement is needed on boiler piping.
  3. Report from Synod was reviewed for information. Classical Credentials were reviewed and completed in preparation for the upcoming September 9 meeting in Hospers.

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 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. Contact us at or call 605-496-8152. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry.


General Fund: $27,600.23 Building Fund: $ 960.00

Missions: 1,660.00 CFE: 676.17

THE DEACONS would like to thank the congregation for their continued support of the boiler project. To date there is a remaining balance of $8,300. Please prayerfully consider this in our upcoming offerings.

THANK YOU to all who remembered our birthdays and anniversary with cards and words. We appreciate you thinking of us. –Pastor Loren & Norma

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for all the generous gifts we received at the baby shower as well as the beautiful cakes! We are grateful for all of the prayers and support we’ve received in many ways. What a blessing it is to be a part of this church family! –Cory, Sherry & Marissa De Wit and Jacob, Abby & Harrison Koedam

THANK YOU very much for everything done during Don’s hospital stay and passing. Words cannot express our gratitude for all the thoughts, prayers, and visits we received. The many meals brought to the house, the beautiful wall hanging, and the visitation dinner were very much appreciated. Thank you for your compassion. -Jo Westra & family



Ÿ Anthony Smit was released from the Sioux Center Hospital and is now at Pleasant Acres. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Ÿ We want to express our Christian sympathy to Lou Krommendyk, Don & Mary Krommendyk, and Glenda & Larry Oolman with the passing of Bud Krommendyk on August 14. Funeral services were held on Thursday. We pray for comfort and peace.

Ÿ Congratulations to Cory Kats & Erica Wiersma who were united in marriage on Friday evening, August 18. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Ÿ Remember Lawrence Vander Esch in your prayers as he is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday at Avera McKennan. Pray for healing and a good report.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild received a phone call from the Seattle VA and a tentative itinerary has been set up for them to be in Seattle on September 17th. If things go well, they will be staying there waiting for a lung transplant.

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

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.


Ÿ We express our sympathy to Shelly and Loren Van Otterloo and family in the passing of grandfather and great-grandfather, Bernard “Bud” Krommendyk. He passed away early Monday morning and his funeral was held this past Thursday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and for the hope that we have in the resurrection of our Lord.

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.



Western is holding their semi-annual society meeting on Monday, August 21, at 7:00p in the event center at Western. All parents and friends of Western are encouraged to attend.

Western will begin classes on Wed., Aug. 23. School will be dismissed at 12:00. Hot lunch won’t be served.



COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT: A Tip Night will be held at the Hull Pizza Ranch this 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. We are also excited to announce that Modern Woodmen will be matching funds up to $500. Come out and join us!

NISO AUDITIONS for membership in the NW IA Symphony Orchestra will be held Fri., Sept. 8, and Sat., Sept. 9. Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. To schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at or 712-722-6230.

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), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Register today.

LOVE INC will be starting our fall session of Transformational Ministry classes in Sept. and we need your help! There are many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. We’re looking for Faith & Finance mentors, nursery helpers, a greeter, and people to help with our cooking class. Contact Debbie at 476-5990.

LOVE INC is offering classes beginning Sept. 5! Classes open to anyone! Pre-registration required by Tues., Aug. 29th. Childcare provided at no cost! There are fees associated with both classes, however, if you cannot afford the cost there are funds available to help. Call Love INC at 476-5990 to register. Faith & Finances is a 12 week class that reaches basic Bible-based budgeting skills. Participants are paired with mentors. Cooking with LOVE is a 6 week class where you can learn new recipes/skills and enjoy fun and fellowship! You will take home the food you make! All ages welcome!