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August 27, 2017

 

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 27, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Let the word of God dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Col. 3:16

WE SING AND MAKE MUSIC IN OUR HEARTS TO GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship:

Pastor: Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!

People: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music!

*Opening Song: SW#26 “Be Exalted, O God”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #433:1,2,3,5,6 “Earth and All Stars” (refrain after st. 1 & 6 only)

(st. 1 & refrain ALL; st. 2 female voices; st. 3 male voices; st. 5 ALL; st. 6 & refrain ALL)

WE COME TO A MERCIFUL AND LOVING GOD

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession: time of silent prayer with pastor leading the conclusion

God’s people singing #641“Threefold Amen”

Words of Assurance

Summary of The Law of God

Profession of Faith of Bryce Veldman

*Hymn of Response: SW#82:1-3 “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Boiler Project; 2. De Koster Missions

Offertory:

Hymn of Thanks: #178:1,4,5 “What Shall I Render to the Lord”

WE ARE ADMONISHED AND ENCOURAGED BY GOD’S WORD

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 8

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Wisdom and Authority”

Prayer of Application

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER IN WORD AND DEED

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

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand - organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Jake & Kari Ney, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Aletha Oostenink, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

NURSERY TODAY: AM Steph Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Braeden Kats, Colin Westra; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Ethan Ney, Sawyer Rozeboom, Emma Westphal; PM Randy Winterfeld Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld, Scott Kroese, Dean Bonestroo

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. Boiler Project; 2. De Koster Missions

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull GEMS & Cadets

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Scott & Sara Grevengoed

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Ed & Noella Haveman

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Van’t Hul to Justin Van Zee; Orville Van’t Hul to Kevin Schutte; Daryl Van Wyhe to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Veldman to Lauren Runia; Travis Veldman to Sos & Kara 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 27, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “The earth has yielded its increase” (Ps. 67:6). In late summer days, as gardens and fields ripen, we gather to praise our generous God! 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.

THIS MORNING Bryce Veldman will make public profession of his faith.

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Carl Klompien as he leads our worship service. His message is from Joshua 24 titled “Making the Right Choice”.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING, Marissa Ann De Wit, the infant daughter of Cory & Sherry De Wit will receive the sacrament of baptism.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING there will be an opportunity to wish Eldon & LuAnn well as they will be leaving for the VA Hospital in Seattle sometime during the week of September 3rd. Refreshments will be served.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: We are in need of 1 (or 2 teachers if you want to rotate weeks) for the fifth grade class (6 students). If you are willing to help out, call Don Krommendyk at 439-1559. Sunday school begins on September 17th.

GOSPEL MISSION: Reminder that we are scheduled to do the gospel mission service on Wednesday, August 30. Rog Vis has agreed to do the message and Lavonne has agreed to be our pianist. We are still looking for someone who would like to share their musical talents. They can be young or old. Call Tim Kats (712) 578-9728 if you are interested.

ALL LADIES of the church are invited to attend Mission Guild Bible Study. We will be studying “The Prophets” led by Lee Feenstra. Come for an hour of study and fellowship, starting Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00p. We meet every other Wednesday in the Council Room.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP members, past members, and eligible members: This year in Fellowship we will be doing a study from the Ray Vander Laan video series “That the World May Know.” We will watch a video followed by a lively discussion led by Larry Hoekstra. To start out the season of study we will have a progressive supper on Wednesday, September 6, starting at 6:00p from the youth building. The stops will be nearby so walking, a bike, or a vehicle are acceptable transportation. Bring your hot or cold dish to the youth building. Call Ted and Lois (712-441-1196) or Dave and Kay (439-1576) if you would like to come or if you cannot come to the kick off, but would like to be involved with the study. Please call before Friday, Sept. 1, so we have time to balance the menu.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Coffee Break Kick-Off is Wednesday, September 20, from 10:00-11:00a at Hope CRC. The small groups will be studying Discover: The Fruit of the Spirit.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, Sept. 22, 6:00-8:00p and Sept. 23&24, 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme is “Formula for Successful Living”. We will be digging into God’s Word to look at Jeremiah 29:11-14, I John 2:9-11 and other passages. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. Let us know if you can attend the whole weekend or just a portion of it. Contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 605-496-8152. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Anthony Smit is now at Pleasant Acres. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Ÿ Lawrence Vander Esch underwent successful surgery on Tuesday. We are thankful for a good report and pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild is scheduled to have a cardiac MRI at Sanford on Tuesday, August 29th. He has completed all of his other tests. Pray that all goes well and that he will be able to go to the VA Hospital in Seattle for a lung transplant.

Ÿ Continue to remember Sharon Soodsma as she recovers from her recent back surgery. Pray that she would experience relief from the pain.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Sandy Nielsen is recovering from foot surgery and will not be able to bear any weight on her foot for 6-8 weeks. Please pray for a steady recovery, pain management, and for patience.

Ÿ Please keep Darlene Van Holland, mother of Pam Van Roekel, in your prayers. She experienced a fall this past week and broke some bones. We pray for her relief and recovery.

Ÿ We continue to remember in our prayers, Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, who continues to deal with cancer. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Thursday, August 31, at 7:00p at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon. The program will be sharing. For questions call (712) 324-6467 or 324-6470.

DORDT COLLEGE invites the community to welcome the new academic year as President Dr. Erik Hoekstra leads Convocation on Friday, Sept. 1, at 11:00a in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. His presentation is titled “Who are You?” and centers around 1 Peter 2:4-10.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

NISO AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. 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.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church from 7:00-9:30p on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks beginning Sept. 7. The course is FREE taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462) nsmath@mtcnet.net), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Register today.

LOVE INC will be starting our fall session of Transformational Ministry classes in Sept. and we need your help! There are many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. We’re looking for Faith & Finance mentors, nursery helpers, a greeter, and people to help with our cooking class. Contact Debbie at 476-5990.

LOVE INC is offering classes beginning Sept. 5! Classes open to anyone! Pre-registration required by Tues., Aug. 29th. Childcare provided at no cost! There are fees associated with both classes. However, if you cannot afford the cost there are funds available to help. Call Love INC at 476-5990 to register. Faith & Finances is a 12 week class that reaches basic Bible-based budgeting skills. Participants are paired with mentors. Cooking with LOVE is a 6 week class where you can learn new recipes/skills and enjoy fun and fellowship! You will take home the food you make! All ages welcome!

HOPE HAVEN: Talsma’s Trail Park is hosting an ATV and Horse Ride Benefit on Saturday, September 16, to raise money for Hope Haven in Rock Valley. The park is located near Avon, SD and has 75 miles of primitive trails by the MO River. The event begins at 9:00a and costs $35 to participate for a horse or ATV and $45 for a Side by Side. Contact Tina at the Trail Park to register and to learn more at jtalsma@gwtc.net or 605-369-2401.

FROM WORLD RENEW:

Position Opening in Honduras: Are you a bilingual (English and Spanish) skilled leader with a gift for developing cross-cultural ministry strategies and policies? Do you have experience in providing oversight and direction to staff and partners on community development projects? World Renew, an agency of the CRC in North America has a full time opening for a Country consultant based in Honduras. For information, or to apply, please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers. Application deadline is September 3, 2017.

Volunteer with a Group Overseas: Are you compassionate, considerate, flexible? Join a group of volunteers with World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program! You’ll get an authentic cultural experience and learn about the deep history and traditions that define life in an international community. To find out more, email Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.