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August 23, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 23, 2015

       Rev. Marvin Van Donselaar.….Guest Minister

Preparation for Worship: Jesus, as I come in search of you today, make me eager not for short-term fixes

but  for “food that endures to eternal life,” which only you can give (John 6:27). Amen

 

WE GATHER TO HEAR GOD’S WORD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #171:1-3 “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #161:1 -5 “The Lord’s My Shepherd”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Sioux City & Sioux Falls Gospel Missions

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #246:1-4 “Come, Thou Almighty King”     

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Kings 18:16-39 (pg. 373); Text: vs. 20,21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Mount Carmel’s Challenge”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #548:1-3 “When We Walk with the Lord”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #453:1,2 “Let All Things Now Living”

*Postlude                        

 

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 organist…Connie Te Krony

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Ken & Mary Leusink, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Madison Emerick, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Erika Feenstra; PM Noah De Yager Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, DaNae Van’t Hul, Lane Driesen, Aubri Fedders; PM Matt Dokter 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 the Sioux City & Sioux Falls Gospel Missions

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Hope Cemetery

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Noah & Susan De Yager

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Matt & Heidi Dokter

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                             NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Henry Kats to Kevin Schutte; Julianne Kats to Justin Van Zee; Gary Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Tim Kats to Lauren Runia;  Jim Keizer 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

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 23, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  The psalmist declares: “My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Let us join in song and praise to the God who showers us with grace. 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. 

WE WELCOME Rev. Marvin Van Donselaar from Sioux Center as he leads our worship services today.

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Doug De Groot will lead our worship services. Ministry of music next Sunday morning will be a solo by former member, Cheryl Jongetjes. She will sing “It Is Well With My Soul”.

PASTOR LOREN & Norma are on vacation this week returning on August 31. Please call Pastor Klompien or your Care Group Elder in case of a special need.

BETH MOORE Bible Study will begin on September 15. We will be studying the book of James. If you would like to attend, call Shirley Rens at 439-2797 or Leona Vande Vegte at 439-1402. Call soon as we would like to order the books on September 1.

HURTING FROM THE LOSS of a loved one? Grief Share is a 13 week biblically based seminar/support group featuring nationally recognized experts on grief recovery. We will meet Thursdays at 7:00p at the Orange City Library beginning August 27. Questions call Mary Block 541-5985.

THANK YOU for all the cards and prayers offered on my behalf during my stay in the hospital. A special thank you to Pastor Kotman, Pastor Klompien and Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema for their visits. I enjoy having visitors so you are welcome to come anytime. Just knock and walk on in!!  -Henry Brinks

GRAND OPENING: After a few years of dealing with annexation, rezoning, and redesigning we are ready to announce that we will be holding our first public worship gathering in the new facility on Sunday, Sept. 13. Please consider inviting a friend and joining us in this celebration. THANK YOU for all your collective efforts and support of this project! We have a number of small items that are needed for the new facility. Consider purchasing an item from the target registry or offering a gift card. –Kevin Schutte, Pathway Community Church

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Henry Brinks returned home from the hospital this past Monday, Aug. 17th. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He is getting stronger but is confined to his home at the present time. Pray for his continued strengthening.

Bud Krommendyk was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 15, with shortness of breath. He returned home again on Sunday. He will have further tests done next week.

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

Addison Pfingsten has an appointment at Mayo Clinic on Monday, Sept. 28, and will stay until Oct. 5. She will be hospitalized October 2-5 for monitoring to determine the cause of her seizures and also to check her Chiari malformation. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Addison.

Continue to keep Pete Soodsma, Russ Vander Schaaf. and Rick Kiers in your prayers. Pray for healing.

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

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.

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:    

We express our sympathy to Jamie & Gwen Van Voorst and Corey and Tasha Hulstein in the passing of grandfather and great-grandfather, Rev. John Engbers, on Tuesday, August 18. His funeral was yesterday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and for our shared hope in the resurrection of our Lord.

Please keep Dave Pluim in your prayers as he undergoes tests to deal with his heart condition. We pray for healing and strength.

Addie Bloemendaal, age 3, daughter of Dan and Shannon Bloemendaal, was able to come home last week. We praise God for His healing grace.

We continue to pray for Gene Driesen as he continues his care at Pleasant Acres. We pray the Lord’s comfort and encouragement for Gene, Nella, and family.

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 will begin classes on Monday, Aug. 31. School will be dismissed at 12:00. Hot lunch will not be served.

      Western Christian is searching for a Head Custodian. If you feel God calling you to explore this opportunity, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

      Western Christian would like to remind all Freshmen attending Western of the Freshmen orientation and mixer on Wed., Aug. 26, at 3:00p. There will be a short meeting for the parents at 7:00p.

      Western Christian Booster Club is hosting a tailgate supper sponsored by American State Bank prior to the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley-Western Christian football game on Friday, August 28 at Hesla Field in Hull. The Modern Woodmen of America Financial Services Company will match all gifts received up to $2,000. Serving starts at 5:30p with a freewill offering to be taken.

      HCS: There are exciting events planned at HCS this week! On Wed., Aug. 26, we will have a Society Meeting beginning at 6:30p, followed by a Dedication Program at 7:00. We will celebrate God’s faithfulness during the past year’s building and renovation project and would like everyone to join us for this event. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony in which we would like to have all our current students on the stage. After the Dedication Program, the Open House will take place. As in years past, the students will be able to go into their classrooms, talk to their teacher and put their school supplies in their desks. Those who are interested can walk through the school to see all the changes. Don’t forget to stay for ice cream!

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE welcomes the community to welcome the new academic year as President Dr. Erik Hoekstra leads Convocation on Friday, August 28, at 11:00a in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. His presentation is titled, “Exiles in Babylon.” You can also watch the convocation live online at www.livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/convocation.

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.

JFA is going to Haiti Oct. 31-Nov. 7. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 5:30p at the JFA ministry center. There will be a short presentation about where we are going, what we will be doing, and what to expect, as well as a time for Q&A. There will be pizza, so please RSVP to Lauren at 476-2804 or email lauren@jfa-nwiowa.org if you plan to attend. 

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. Call Julie De Ruyter (712) 230-1379. Deadline is August 30th.

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 and Sat. Sept. 12. 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 722-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

DAY OF INSPIRATION: Would you like your staff, leaders and volunteers to be inspired, encouraged and equipped for a new ministry season? 1st CRC in Sioux Falls is hosting Dr. Syd Heilema in a half day free seminar “The Wonder of It All: Grace is Better Than You Ever Dared to Image” on Saturday, Sept. 12 beginning at 8:30a. Coffee and rolls served beginning at 8:00a.  The event should conclude by 1:30p. Please register by calling 1-605-338-6904 or online at www.firstchristianreformed.org.

JFA ANNUAL AUCTION will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Silent auction items will open for viewing at 5:15p, supper from Kelly’s Catering will be served at 6:00p, dessert auction at 6:45p and the oral auction at 7:15p. This year we are teaming up with Vande Vegte & Zomer Realty & Auction to do a portion of our items online. Further details in the next 1-1½ weeks.

THE BRIDGE functions because of the donations and volunteer help we receive. If you are interested in volunteering with the Bridge, please email Talitha at tbvolunteer@gmail.com. If you are interested in giving to The Bridge at this time, here are some of the donations that would be most helpful: gas cards, post-it notes, office paper, laminate sheets, cooking spoons and eating spoons, infant diapers, 1st Aid Kit items, latex gloves, bandages, cleaning supplies, dish soap, bleach, toilet bowl cleaner, shower gel, trash bags, gallon size bags, toilet paper/tissues, aluminum foil, shaving razors. –Talitha Witt, Direct Care Coordinator