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August 21, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 21, 2016

       Rev. Jan Van Ee.….Guest Minister

Preparation for Worship: Thank you, Lord, for the “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb, 12:1) that surrounds us, teaching about your love and melding the faith for us.

 WE GATHER TO HEAR GOD’S WORD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: SW#49:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Dedication: #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Parking Lot

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

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

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  Matthew 28:11-20

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Make Disciples”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #525:1-3 “O Christians, Haste”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology:  #195 “Our God Reigns”

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand

 organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

  Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Cody & Kathy Bauer, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Ryan & Rachel Bolkema, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Nicole Van Berkum, Tami Westphal, Emma Westphal, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Mitchell Fedders; PM Kyle LeLoux Family

USHERS FOR AUG.: 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 Parking Lot

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. World Renew (Louisiana Flood Relief)

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Dennis & Jackie Vande Griend

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Duane & Aletha Vande Griend

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                              NEXT SUNDAY: Noah                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                            NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Loren Bouma to Kevin Schutte; Phil Brummel to Steve & Tara Dekkers;  Arch Brummel to Lauren Runia; Dennis Brunsting to Sos & Karra Maletoungou

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 21, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We worship in the name of God, the Maker of heaven and earth; Jesus, the Messiah who teaches us how to serve others; and the Holy Spirit, counselor, comforter, cultivator of faith. 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 Rev. Jan Van Ee will lead our morning worship service. Cake will be served following the service so you will have an opportunity to visit with Rev. Jan & Darlene who will be retiring soon as our missionaries in Mexico.

THIS EVENING Rev. Dave Smit from Sioux Center will be leading our evening worship service. His message is from I Kings 18:1-6; 16-19; 30-39 titled “Who Is Our God?”.

THE OFFERING next Sunday morning is for World Renew –Louisiana Flood Relief. More than 20,000 people have been forced from their homes and businesses in Louisiana due to unprecedented, historic floods. Half of Baton Rouge is under water. More than 10,000 people are being housed in shelters. A gift of any amount will make a real impact in the lives of people who are suffering after a disaster like this.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Heath Stoker and Jesse Vande Weerd (fiancé of Amber Westra) met with the elders recently to profess their faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession of faith is scheduled for next Sunday morning, August 28. We will also welcome Heath’s wife, Kayla to our church family.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, August 23. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool. Call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend if you have any questions.

REMINDER: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., August 31st. We will meet in the lower parking lot to car pool at 6:30p.

SALT AND LIGHT BIBLE STUDY will be starting again in September (men on Sept. 4, women on Sept. 11). Young couples, we would love to have you join us as we study couples of the Old Testament. This group meets once a month in the council room for about an hour after the evening service. Men and women meet on separate nights to accommodate couples with young children. While it is beneficial for both spouses to be involved, it is not required. If you have questions, contact Ben or Lisa Wiersma.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH FAITH FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND is Friday, Sept. 23 – 6:00-8:00p and Sept. 24&25 – 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme for the weekend is “Being a Man of God.” Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, Sept. 8. Let us know if you can attend the whole weekend or just a portion of it. If you’d like more information or like to sign up, please contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 605-496-8152. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!

THANK YOU for the cards and greetings for our recent anniversary and for our birthdays this summer. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. –Pastor Loren and Norma

THANK YOU to everyone for the gifts we received for our shower and for the prayers and encouragement you have given. We are blessed to be part of his caring and supportive church family. –Jonathan & Sally Hoogland

THANK YOU: We would like to thank the 1st CRC family for your wonderful care of our dad and grandpa, Henry Brinks. He loved his church family and we are grateful for the support he received from you over the years. Thank you all for cards, visits, and words of encouragement spoken to Hank over the years and especially these past 6 months. We would like to thank Pastor Kotman and Pastor Klompien for their faithful visits, Karen for sending his church mail, and Care Group 3 and Harlyn & Linda Bolkema for their visits and cards. Thanks, too, for your cards, visits, and words to us as we celebrate his life and mourn his passing.                                                                           -Ed & Kim Starkenburg; Butch & Austin Brinks

THANK YOU to everyone that made the church picnic possible. Thank you to those who planned it, provided the supplies, and did the grilling. Thank you also to the youth group for the fun games you planned for the kids. It was a great evening of food and fellowship. We are grateful to those who did the “behind the scenes” work to make it happen!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

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

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

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

Tina Bruxvoort had successful knee surgery on Monday, August 15. Pray for continued strength and healing.

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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

John Haveman was hospitalized earlier this week due to high blood pressure. He is currently undergoing a series of tests and is receiving the care that he needs. We pray for peace and healing for John and care for the family.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be holding their bi-annual Society Meeting on Wed., Aug. 24, in the gym. All constituents are welcome 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 wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com and indicate when you can help. If you can only help an hour or two that would be great. Refreshments provided.

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on August 25 at 7:00p at Sanford-Sheldon Senior Care.

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 goods. To register, call 722-8125.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at the Sioux Center Public Library at 6:30p on Mondays for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 8. The course is FREE and taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727) & Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or nsmath@mtcnet.net). Please register today.

NISO AUDITIONS: Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10. 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 722-6230.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Cardiovascular Screening on Thursday, September 15 from noon-3:00p. To schedule an appointment, call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.00.

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.

LUKE SOCIETY: Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 10, as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to the Luke Society with an open house and ice cream social from 6-8p at the Luke Society office building (3409 Gateway Blvd., Sioux Falls). A short program will begin at 7:00p and include a special presentation from Luke Society ministry director Dr. Paul Atem of Cameroon. Dr. Atem is a dynamic speaker with a passion for serving the Lord in his African nation. Bring your lawn chairs and open hearts as we share more about what the Lord is doing across the world through the Luke Society. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside.