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August 2, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 2, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

     

Preparation for Worship: “Good salt is worthless if it loses saltiness; it can’t season anything. So don’t lose

 your flavor! Live in peace with each other.” Mark 9:50TLB

 

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship (Ps. 86:8-10)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Law

Call to Confession (Ps.15:1-5)

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon (I John 1:9-10)

Hymn of  Assurance: #267:1-4 “And Can It Be”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Parking Lot

Offertory

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #508:1-5 “Jesus With Your Church Abide”    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:13-16

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Salt & Light”

Prayer of Application

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO AND SERVE

*Song of Response: #521:1-5 “God of the Prophets”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #938 “My Friends May You Grow in Grace” (LUYH)

*Postlude                        

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 organist…MaryLou Wielenga

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Bud & Lou Krommendyk, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

 

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dan & Linda Kroeze, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens

 

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sally Winkel, Mary Leusink, Dalton Westra, Mackelle Grevengoed, Jessica De Jager; PM Rick De Groot Family

 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, Samantha Pollema, Cory Ney, Logan Baccam; PM Brent De Jager Family

 

USHERS FOR AUG.: Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats, Matt Bosma, Travis Kooima

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Mission Fund; 2. Parking Lot

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Jarvis & Shari De Wild

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jay & Donna De Wit

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Linda    NEXT SUNDAY: Sally                          

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                             NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Mark Fedders to Sos & Kara Maletoungou; Rob Fedders to Kevin Schutte; LeRoy Feenstra to Justin Van Zee; Randy Feenstra to Lauren Runia; Cliff Gort to Rev. Jan Van Ee

 

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM    Salt and Light Bible Study (Men)

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 2, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  As the apostle Paul reminds us in Ephesians (4:4-6), we come together as one body in the one Spirit, trusting in one hope through the one Lord Jesus Christ and the one God and Father of all. Welcome to worship! 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 EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Nehemiah 9 titled “A Time to Confess”.

 

THIS EVENING our missionaries, Steve & Tara Dekkers will be giving a brief update during the evening service. This will be followed by a time of coffee and fellowship.

 

THIS SUNDAY is Jim, DeAnn, Daniel & Benjamin Timmermans last Sunday with us. We are grateful for the ways they have blessed our lives and wish them God’s richest blessing as they move to Washington State.

 

REMINDER: NO PARKING in the lower parking lot. You may park in the new parking lot at HCS which adjoins our parking lot. Please keep in consideration parking for the elderly during the parking lot renovation.

 

GEMS POOL PARTY will be held Monday, August 10, from 5:15-6:15p at the Hull Pool. Incoming second graders are invited to join us as well. Contact Karinda de Boom, Club Coordinator, with any questions 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com.

 

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Rev. Kotman and Elder Vande Griend for the phone call prior to surgery and the visit after. We would also like to thank the congregation for their prayers. The surgery was successful. The recovery will be on going as movement and strength return to the hip.

                                                                                                                        --George & Nancy Heynen

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to Florence Kroese in the passing of her sister, Bernice Mulder, of Sheldon. Funeral services were held last week Saturday, July 25th, in Sheldon.

Rick Kiers fell off his roof Tuesday evening and suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and neck & back fractures.He was able to return home from the hospital Thursday. He will see the specialist on Wed., Aug. 5 to determine when they can do surgery to repair his broken arm. Pray for relief from pain and healing.

Congratulations to Travis & Megan Kooima on the birth of a son, Grayson David, on Wednesday, July 29th.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Melvin Van Otterloo has shingles. Pray for relief from pain.

Addison Pfingsten continues to have seizures. Pray that she will be able to get into Mayo Clinic soon and that doctors will have answers to her difficulty.

Continue to keep Pete Soodsma in your prayers. Pray for healing and return to full strength.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo. Give thanks that she is feeling better.

Give thanks that the hyperbaric therapy treatment has yielded some good results for Russ Vander Schaaf. Pray for complete healing.

Gary Roetman continues with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.

Continue to keep Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for strength and encouragement.

Sam Scholten is enjoying spending time with his family and friends. He leaves again on August 5th.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Please keep Mitchell Kiers, son of Marty Kiers, in your prayers. We pray for his strength and healing as he is treated for chronic leukemia.

We pray for Jim Vande Kerk, former member of Hope CRC, who is being treated for colon cancer and also blood clots that developed in his heart, lungs, and legs. We give thanks that he has been making progress and gaining strength. We also pray for his wife, Linda, and family as they care for Jim.

We pray for Gene Driesen, Nella, and family as Gene receives care from hospice. We pray for Gene’s comfort and peace.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Ann Dykstra and Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western Booster Club golf tournament will be held Fri., Aug. 14, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course. The cost to golf is $80 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, a meal afterwards, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829.

 

      HCS will be holding a Dedication Ceremony & Open House on Wed., Aug. 26, at 7:00p for the renovation and new addition of the school. All are welcome to attend this event. We request students attend the Dedication Ceremony as they will be asked to come up on stage. With the participation of the students and teachers, classrooms will not be open until the Ceremony is complete.

      Meat donation for HCS Rally Day: For many years we have been blessed with donations of beef for our Rally Day Sale. If you would like to donate a steer, please call Scott Westra (439-2292).

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, August 4. “Mental Health: Facts vs. Fiction” by Dr. Shawn Scholten, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Co-Director of the Creative Living Center. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For more information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

 

DORDT COLLEGE: The community is invited to attend the celebratory homecoming service by New City, Dordt’s traveling worship team, on August 5 from 7:00-8:00p at Central Park in Sioux Center.

 

DORDT COLLEGE:  Take a tour of Dordt during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW), August 3-7. High school students and their parents are invited to Dordt to meet with admissions staff and take a guided tour through campus to see residence halls, classrooms and labs, athletic facilities, and more. Tours begin in the Admissions Office in the Campus Center at 9:00a and at 1:30p. Refreshments will be served. To schedule a visit during Iowa Private College Week, call the Admissions Office at 722-6080. You can also register online at www.thinkindependently.com. 

 

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, located at 338 1st Ave. NW, Sioux Center, will host a Back-to-School Block Party on Wed., Aug. 12 from 3:00-7:00p. At the event, Promise will provide free immunizations and dental screens that students need for school. Promise also will offer $20 school and sports physicals.  Free bags with school supplies and hygiene items will be handed out to the first 150 students. The event also will feature free food, games, and activities. Various community organizations will present interactive and educational booths.

 

DORDT COLLEGE is seeking new families to join our international student adoptive family program for the upcoming academic year. This is an exciting opportunity to interact with and welcome students from various international backgrounds. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome students to America and to the Sioux Center area. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Alexis Kreun at 722-6273.

 

2015 MINN-IA-KOTA RETREAT is scheduled for September 15 at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Sharing her memories from missionary parents, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, Valerie Elliot Shephard will be our featured speaker at the retreat. Invite some friends and send in your registration today to the retreat hosted by Bible League International Volunteers. The deadline for registering is August 27. The day will conclude with a wonderful banquet and great concert by One Way Quartet.

 

JFA is going to Haiti Oct. 31-Nov. 7. We’re going with Touch of Hope out of Rock Rapids and we’re hoping to get a few people who know how to work with their hands so we can build a house, and also medically-minded people to work at the on-site clinic. If you don’t fall into either of these categories, no worries, there will be plenty to do! Interested? Have questions? Call Lauren at 476-2804 or email lauren@jfa-nwiowa.org. Don’t hesitate, we need to book tickets soon! 

 

A BUS TOUR to Women of Faith has seats open to St. Paul, MN on Oct. 16-17, 2015. This is an all-inclusive trip with travel, meals, Women of Faith Farewell Tour, and motel. Contact Julie De Ruyter (712) 230-1379.

 

DORDT COLLEGE FOOTBALL invites the community to be part of the Host-A-Player program to help out-of-state football athletes connect with people from the area. The program aims to build relationships between players and the community and help athletes adjust to a new environment and connect to a local church. Anyone interested in learning about this unique and important opportunity should contact Coach Youngblood at Greg.Youngblood@dordt.edu or 712-449-5442.

 

NOTICE: 1st CRC in Sioux Falls invites church ministry volunteers to a Day of Inspiration on Sat., Sept. 12. The day will help kick off the fall season and energize volunteers for joyful service. The theme for the day is “The Wonder of It All: Grace is Better Than You Ever Dared to Image” based on Eph. 3:14-21. The 3 inspirational sessions are: Grace transforms me, Grace transforms our community and Grace equips us to be transformational. Dr. Syd Hielema will be the guest speaker. Please register by Sept. 4 by calling 1-605-338-6904 or online at www.firstchristianreformed.org. Registration and Breakfast at 8:00a, Opening Worship at 8:30. Session 1: 9:00-10:15a; Session 2: 10:30-11:45; Session 3: 12:00-1:15 and Closing & Light Lunch: 1:15-1:30.