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August 25, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 25, 2019

       Rev. Dave Smit…Guest Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “The joy of the Lord is (my) strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). I am here to give thanks to you, God, and to be rejuvenated to live out your love in the world.

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #473:1-3 “To God Be the Glory”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: 501:1-6 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

 

WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Amistad Christiana

Offertory: “Hymn Medley” by Shelly, Lindsey, Ali, & Nate Van Otterloo

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #276:1,3 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  Galatians 2:15-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “You Are Who?”

Prayer of Application

GOD CALLS US TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #772:1-3 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #501:7 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”  
*Postlude    

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

clavinova…Dana Fedders

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Jake & Kari Ney, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Jim & Aletha Oostenink, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Makenna Fedders, Ethan Ney, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Mitchell Byl Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Struik, Shirley Van Engen, Savannah Feenstra, Bryson Sandbulte, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Carl Bonestroo Family

USHERS FOR SEPT: Greg Vanden Bosch, Kyle LeLoux, Sam Scholten, Ross Te Slaa

VALET PARKING FOR AUG/SEPT: Aug. 25: Sam Scholten & Eric Rens; Sept. 1: Zach Mouw & Scott Kroese; Sept. 8. Cory De Wit & Lynn Anderson; Sept. 15: Jason Kats & Grant Vanden Bosch;

Sept. 22: Bryce Veldman & David Te Krony; Sept. 29: Ben Vant Hul & Justin Pollema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Amistad Christiana

NEXT SUNDAY: Building Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Bobbie Kroese            

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Galen & Connie Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                         

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                                    

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                               

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Russ Vander Schaaf to Justin Van Zee; Harold Vander Vegte to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce Vander Well to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Jon Van Berkum to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Nic Van Engen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Lee Van Grouw to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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 25, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL I invite you to lay before God all cares and concerns and enter into worship, trusting him for all you need today. Welcome! 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. Dave Smit as he leads our worship services today.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Rhys Gale Veldman, infant son of Travis & Brittany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

PARENTS please keep watch of your young children after the services. Do not allow your young children to be in the balcony unattended.

COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT: A Tip Night will be held at the Hull Pizza Ranch tomorrow, August 26th, from 5-7:30p to benefit our local Kids’ Club organization. Pizza Ranch will generously donate a percentage of their sales, as well as all of the evening’s tips. Come out and join us!

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, August 27, should meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

CHURCH PICNIC is Wednesday, September 4, at 6:30p at Westside Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, dessert, paper products, and drink provided. Please bring a side to share. Games will be provided by the YPS. Please sign up today if you haven’t done so!

ATTENTION HULL 1ST CRC: It is time to start planning our church’s 2020 Guatemala Mission Project. The dates have been set for January 19-25, 2020, a great time to escape the winter and also help others. The project includes house build(s), home visits (food/clothing distribution), and a wheelchair distribution. Team is limited to approximately 10 people. Anyone 15 or older is welcome to join the team. (Minors must be accompanied by a parent.) No experience necessary…just a willingness to serve and share the love of CHRIST to the beautiful people of Guatemala. An interest/informational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 8.

HULL 1ST CRC is scheduled to worship with the men at Cornerstone Prison Church at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Friday, September 27. All visitors are required to complete the DOC clearance forms. If interested, please contact Val Brummel. Deadline to have forms returned to Val is Sunday, Sept. 8.

MISSION GUILD will be starting on September 18. We would like to welcome anyone who wants to join us in studying John’s Letters by Ron Blankley.

THANK YOU to everyone who has shown care, concern and love to us and our family in the sudden loss of our dear grandson-Jacob. We have been blessed with so many cards, calls, visits and food. Thanks for the flowers, gifts and above all for the prayers for the family. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman for the many calls and visits and Elder Dave Rozeboom for his care and concern. As the journey continues, we ask for ongoing prayers for our family. To God be the glory. ‘Thy will be done’ -Pete & Helen and family

THANK YOU for remembering me with many, many well wishes and prayers. I certainly felt God’s people praying for me before and after my surgery. Thank you to my care group for the beautiful flower and those that brought food and came to visit me in the hospital and afterwards at home. Thank you to Pastor Kotman for his visits and prayers. What a caring church family we have and such a faithful God we serve! Great is His Faithfulness!!

                                                                                                                        – Jim & Vell Keizer

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Darlene Kroese was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Friday, August 16, with pneumonia. She was able to return back to Pleasant Acres on Tuesday.

Donna Van Grouw had successful knee replacement surgery on Tuesday at Dakota Dunes. She hoped to return home on Thursday. Pray that physical therapy goes well and for a good recovery.

Continue to keep Pete Pollema in your prayers. Pray that he will get his strength back.

Jarvis De Wild was scheduled for a CT scan last week to decide the next step.  Pray for good results and wisdom for the doctors.

Continue to keep Heath Stoker in prayer as he awaits results of his testing. Please pray for peace in this time of waiting.

Continue to remember Gary Roetman in your prayers. Pray that he will get stronger.

Electrodes implanted in Sharon Soodsma’s back were placed there on a trial basis. Permanent ones will be inserted in September. In the meantime, Sharon is experiencing a great deal of pain. Please pray for relief.

Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Julianne Kats, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Shaina Hoekstra, granddaughter of Dave & Doris Van Beek, and daughter of Brian and Deanne Hoekstra, has returned home. We praise God for healing.

Lora Vis continues her recovery at home. Please pray that the grafts used to treat her burns heal and progress. We pray for patience and peace.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center Hospital.  We pray for daily healing and progress. We also pray for encouragement and patience. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

We pray for those dealing with illness, healing from injuries or illness, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

ROCK VALLEY MOPS is starting soon! MOPS runs the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month from Sept.-April and is for any mother with children ages pregnancy-Kindergarten! Come join us for fellowship, mentoring and some fun activities! Our first meeting is at 9:00a on September 11th at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. If you have any questions you can find us on Facebook (Rock Valley MOPS) or you can contact Dani Bonestroo at 712-578-8650.

LOVE INC LOVE & LEARN fall class session will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd! We will be offering 4 classes to the Sioux County community at large: Parenting, Grief Share, Faith & Finances (practical money management skills with optional mentorship) and Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life). A fifth class, Redemptive Compassion, will be specifically offered to church members, leaders, deacons and anyone interested in exploring how we can offer help that ultimately brings freedom rather than enables people to remain in a constant state of need. We’ll explore together what it means to offer charity compassion hand in hand with developmental compassion. This class will run for 7 weeks and daycare is available.  Register by August 26, by calling the Love INC office at 476-5990.

JFA Annual Fall Auction & Picnic will take place Thursday, Sept 5, at the Ministry Center. Supper will begin serving at 5:30p and the live Auction will begin at 6:30p. We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at JFA (476-2804) or joeldw@jfa-nwioa.org. This is one of JFA Ministries most important fundraising events so we hope that you can come out and support JFA.

NISO AUDITIONS: Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 (Winds & Percussion) and Sat., Sept. 7 (strings). 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 712-722-6230.

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held on Sat. morning, Sept. 7. Now beginning its 13th season, NIYO is seeking string players from middle school through high school to join all sections of the orchestra. For more information or to schedule an audition contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu.

NOTICE: Key Note Speaker Kendra Broekhuis, worship leader Lora Rankin, and ministry leader Nervana from Egypt join Bible League Volunteers in providing you a special conference on Tuesday, September 10. Also, we hope you join friend and Bible League International representatives for dinner on Monday evening, September 9. Both events will be a First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Tickets are available online at bibleleague.org/tickets through September 3. Get more details at bibleleague.org/retreat19.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Luke Society in Sioux Falls for a celebration from 6:30-8:30p on Sat., Sept, 14, for the retirement of Dr. Apolos Landa after 30 years in ministry. The event is a come & go as you please. Light refreshments will be served. This is also a unique opportunity to meet the 4 others Luke Society regional coordinators and to learn more about the ministry from the staff and board of directors.