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August 21, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 21, 2022

       Pastor Tim Ouwinga.….Guest Minister

Preparation for Worship: “O God, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness”. Amen (WSB 1st Ed.)

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship (from Psalm 62)

        Pastor:       My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.

        All:             He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will never be shaken.

*Opening Hymn: #63:1-3 “O LORD, My God Most Earnestly”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting:   People of God, in whom is your help?

        All:             Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

        Pastor:       Grace to you and peace, from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

        All:             Amen

*Mutual Greeting

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives: Galatians 5:1, 13-26

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 1:7-8

Hymn of Response: #32:1,2,5 “How Blest Are They Whose Trespass”  

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: World Renew/Ukraine

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WILL

*Hymn of Preparation: SW#39 “Change My Heart, O God”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 1

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Way of the Blessed”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus is Mine”

Martha Hulshof will speak on relocating Ukranian refugees

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #427 “Bless His Holy Name”

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand - pianist… Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Deacon Kyle & Cindy LeLoux

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Ashley Hulstein, Charlie Oostenink, Kade LeLoux, Haley Wielenga; PM Justin Te Slaa Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR AUG: Aug. 21: Ashten Winterfeld, Ryan Kroese, Aug. 28: Dason Vant Hul, Dan Bonestroo

SECURITY COMMITTEE: 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 World Renew/Ukraine

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Talking Bibles; 2. Center for Financial Education

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Lee O.                               NEXT SUNDAY: Seth & Jaime O.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emericks                                     NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Tonya                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle LeLoux                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle Te Slaa

CORRESPONDENCE: Ron Techen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rod Te Krony to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Dave Te Slaa to Lauren & Connie Runia; Justin Te Slaa to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Kyle Te Slaa 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 21, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “You have not come to something that can be touched…(but) to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant” (Hebrews 12:18,24 NRSV). Welcome to worship! 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 MORNING we welcome Pastor Tim Ouwinga as he leads our worship service. This evening Pastor Dan De Groot will lead our worship service.

THIS MORNING Martha Hulshof will be speaking during the service. She works with relocating Ukrainian refugees to this area and she is looking for more churches/individuals that would be willing to support them. She will be in the basement after the service if you have 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.

CADETS: We are gearing up for a new Cadet season, but we can’t start until we get a few more counselors! If the Spirit is nudging you to get involved with the church’s youth program, we would love to have you join us to help with the 4th grade cadre! It’s a great way to serve without a huge time commitment. If you are interested or if you have questions, please talk to Kent Zevenbergen or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Taylyn Vander Schaaf is scheduled for surgery in Madison, WI, Monday. 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)

CHURCH PICNIC is set for Wednesday, September 7th at Westside Park at 6:00p. The meal will be potluck, with meat, buns and drinks provided. Bring one hot or cold item to share. Please sign up on the sheet on the narthex table by August 28 if you are able to attend so we know how many people to expect for food. There will again be Bouncy Houses for the kids. We are in need of 3 men at 4:00p to help put up the Bouncy Houses. Sign up on the sheet if you can help with this.

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.

THANK YOU for the basket of groceries. We really appreciate it and it will be very useful as we start our home together. -Derek Meyerink and Mariah Jansma

THANK YOU to our church family for your prayers, cards, visits, and food after my recent surgery. Special thanks to Pastors Kotman and Ouwinga and Elder Henry Kats for their visits and calls. Your kindness was very much appreciated. -Marcy & Jay Stellinga

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Kay and Dave Kroese, to Eric and Bobbie Kroese, to Scott Kroese and Alison Kroese and other family members in the passing of Kay’s mom, Joyce Vander Well, who passed away on Sunday morning, August 14. We also extend our Christian sympathy to Donna & Lee Van Grouw and Curt and Emily Van Grouw in the passing of Donna’s mom, Jeanette (Jean) Post on Sunday evening, August 14. May God comfort these families in their sorrow.

Continue to pray for Cambrea Van Middendorp who is hospitalized at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls. She has HUS (infection) and C Difficile (flu) so it is expected she will stay as a patient for several days to monitor how things progress. Kayleigh asks for prayers that she will start eating and drinking on her own, that her numbers improve and that the rest of the family will stay healthy.

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

Surgery for Taylyn Vander Schaaf has been rescheduled for Monday, August 22, due to a case that needs an emergency surgery on Friday. Continue to pray for Taylyn. Pray also for the person who needs an emergency surgery on Friday.         

Pray that Carver and Maddox Kooima 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 Rog Vis in his struggle with Parkinson’s.

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:

We rejoice and praise God with Devin and Lanae Stetson on the birth of their son Rhett Andrew.

Le Talsma has been dealing with back spasms. He had appointments with doctors in Sioux Falls to seek new avenues of treatment. We pray for his care and relief from the ongoing back pain that he has been experiencing.

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 continues to recover from surgery to repair a detached retina.

Loren Van Otterloo met with the team at Mayo. The decision has been made to continue with chemo therapy. Continue to pray for his comfort and care as they plan the next steps.

Please be in prayer for Jackie Covey and her family. We ask for prayers for patience and for physical strength.  The current plan is for scans on August 30th. We pray for Jackie, for Mike and for the rest 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: Mon., 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, & Service in all our activities and athletics at Western. Bring a friend! Lunch provided.

  

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 information visit the Love INC Sioux County web page. To register, email: ministries@loveincsiouxcounty.org or call 712-476-5990.

LAST CHANCE to sign up for the IRBC Basic Training Course in Reformed Biblical Counseling.  Applications are due by noon on Aug. 24th. Fill out online at reformedbiblicalcounseling.org.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: Kelly Kapic, author of Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering (2017, IVP) will be speaking at Dordt on Monday evening, Aug. 22, from 7:30-8:30p in SB1606. Kapic addresses the hard questions about pain and suffering without giving easy answers. Looking at Scripture as well as sharing from his own family’s experience with pain and suffering, Kapic points the reader to the example of Jesus, whose own pain and suffering provided us with hope of being lifted out of our own dark valleys.

THE “NAMI” IOWA Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center this fall if there is enough interest. The 8-week course is FREE and taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or nsmath@mtcnet.net) and Lynn Wielenga (441-4054). Call for more information.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: Carrie Groenewold, Associate Professor of Church Music & Organ, will be presenting a faculty recital on Sat., Sept 3, at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The Casavant organ has recently undergone a major repair and this recital will celebrate the work completed to restore this instrument.