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August 28, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 28, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: Please meditate on the texts of the prelude music; “Lord, you I love with all my heart…you alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship you…Lord Jesus Christ, my God and Lord, oh, hear my prayer.”

WE GATHER TO HEAR GOD’S WORD

Prelude: “Lord, You I Love With All My Heart” & “As the Deer” 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #108:1-4 “My Heart Is Firmly Fixed”

*Opening Prayer

*Sung Prayer: #595 “Holy, Holy, Holy, My Heart” (LUYH) sing twice 2nd time a cappella (unannounced)

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession - silent prayer followed by SW#60:2,3 “Nearer, Still Nearer”

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: SW #60:1&4 “Nearer, Still Nearer”

God’s Guide for Grateful Living

Profession of Faith: Heath Stoker & Jesse Vande Weerd

Song: SW#42:1,2 “Cry of My Heart”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Education Fund; 2. World Renew (Louisiana Flood Relief)

Offertory: “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine”

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #762 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)      

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Samuel 16:1-13

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God Looks at the Heart”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #558 “Lord of All Hopefulness”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology:  #561:1,4 “Rejoice, O Pure In Heart”

*Postlude: “Lord of All Hopefulness”                         

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Ryan & Rachel Bolkema, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dave & Diane Bonestroo, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Nicole Van Berkum, Tami Westphal, Emma Westphal, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Mitchell Fedders; PM Kyle LeLoux Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Dalton Westra, Jaiden Bonestroo, Marcus Te Krony; PM Joel Leusink Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Gary Kats, Dave Snieder, Sean Baccam, Duane Vande Griend

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. World Renew; Flood Relief

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Missions; 2. International Bible League

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Duane & Aletha Vande Griend

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                       

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                              NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Berdena Bylsma to Kevin Schutte; Brent De Jager to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Duane De Jong to Lauren Runia; Jean De Jong to Sos & Karra 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 28, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Psalm 81:1 invites us to, “sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!” And so we will. 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 MORNING we rejoice to hear the public profession of faith of Heath Stoker and Jesse Vande Weerd (fiancé of Amber Westra). We also welcome Heath’s wife, Kayla, to our church family. Kayla comes to us from Bethel CRC in Sioux Center, Heath from Middleburg Free Grace Reformed Church and Jesse from First Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Heath & Kayla are in Care Group #5 and Jesse is in Care Group #6. Welcome to our church family!

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 51 titled “Our Biggest Problem”.

PIZZA RANCH TIP NIGHT: We will be having a community Impact Night (Tip Night) for KIDS’ CLUB on Tues., Aug. 30, from 5-7p. Please come out and support this After School program for the community of Hull. Kids under 10 eat free with a paying adult. Modern Woodmen will be matching the donations raised up to $500.

GOSPEL MISSION: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., August 31st. We will meet in the lower parking lot to car pool at 6:30p.

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY: If you are interested in attending this Bible study, please call Leona Vander Vegte (439-1402) or Shirley Rens (439-2797).

SALT AND LIGHT BIBLE STUDY will be starting again in September (men on Sept. 4, women on Sept. 11). Young couples, we would love to have you join us as we study couples of the Old Testament. This group meets once a month in the council room for about an hour after the evening service. Men and women meet on separate nights to accommodate couples with young children. While it is beneficial for both spouses to be involved, it is not required. If you have questions, contact Ben or Lisa Wiersma.

COFFEE BREAK: Plans are in the making for another year of Coffee Break for the ladies of our community. Coffee Break is an interdenominational Bible Study for women of ALL ages, held each Wednesday morning at Hope CRC. At the same time, we welcome the young children to join in the Little Lambs ministry and a nursery is provided. We’d LOVE to have you join us in studying God’s Word and learning how deep, how long and how wide His love is for each one of us. The Kick-Off is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 14, at 10:00a at Hope CRC. Contact Bev Altena (439-2464) for more information and to get registered.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH FAITH FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND is Friday, Sept. 23 – 6:00-8:00p and Sept. 24&25 – 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme for the weekend is “Being a Man of God.” Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, Sept. 8. Let us know if you can attend the whole weekend or just a portion of it. If you’d like more information or like to sign up, please contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 605-496-8152. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!

THANK YOU to everyone in the congregation for your prayers and support during our recent mission trip to Haiti. We appreciate all of your support for Touch of Hope Haiti. The items donated will be used at the Tytoo Gardens Orphanage & surrounding communities. We had a wonderful experience helping at the Orphanage, School and in the local communities in Haiti. –Nicole & Addison Rozeboom

THANK YOU for the warm birthday greetings, visits, cards, and flowers. How wonderful to belong to such a caring church! –Florence Kroese

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for the calls, visits, cards, prayers and food brought over after my accident and surgery. Your kindness and concern for our family has been overwhelming. Thank you!            -Jon & Nicole Van Berkum

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Esther Rozeboom moved to Aspen Heights on Wednesday for the time being. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Russ Vander Schaaf’s pulse is quite a bit higher than normal. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek to determine the source of his difficulty.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

John Haveman was able to return home and is doing well after being hospitalized with high blood pressure. We pray for his continued recovery and strength.

We keep Le and Wanda Talsma, Brad and Nancy Driesen and family in prayer in the passing of brother and uncle, Verlyn Vander Lugt, 63, of Circle Pines, MN. We pray for the Lord’s comfort as they mourn his loss, but rejoice that he dwells with his Lord.

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

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE “NAMI” Support Group will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Cheryl Buntsma, a Certified Prevention Consultant, will tell about the services available through Compass Pointe Behavioral Health. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information, call Shirley at 722-4462.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at the Sioux Center Public Library at 6:30p on Thursday for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 8. The course is FREE and will be taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (567-3727) and Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or nsmath@mtcnet.net). Please register today.

DORDT 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. If interested, please contact Alexis Kreun at 722-6273 or alexis.kreun@dordt.edu.

DORDT: First Monday Speaker Series kicks off Sept. 5, with Channon Visscher, Dordt College Professor of chemistry and planetary science. He will give an 11:00a presentation in the auditorium titled, “Let the (colliding black holes) declare the glory of God”. In the evening, he will hold an Open Telescope Night event on campus beginning at 8:30p. This will be an opportunity to gaze at the wonders of God’s creation in the sky.

FREE SEMINAR: Are you involved in a farming operation or a small/large business and interested in learning how to plan for future generations? Dordt College, Hope Haven and Northwestern College have partnered together to bring you a FREE SEMINAR with some of the best succession planners in NW Iowa on Sept. 7 at Sioux Center’s Terrace View Event Center from 10:00a-1:00p. There will be a freewill donation for a catered lunch at noon. Call Missy Kuiper at 476-3174 or email at mkuiper@hopehaven.org to register by Fri., Sept. 2.

DORDT COLLEGE Agriculture Dept. and ISU Extension – Farmer Co-operator Trials group invite you to a Joint Field Day on Wed., Sept. 7. The evening begins with a burger meal at 5:30p. Tours begin at 6:15 at the Agriculture Stewardship Center located at 3648 US Highway 75.

DORDT COLLEGE Music Dept. invites the community to a Faculty Recital, featuring performances by John Casey, Marian Casey, Pam De Haan, Bev Gibson, Stephanie Kocher, Lisa Miedema, Norma Synder Jones, Deb Vogel, and MaryLou Wielenga. The free recital will be held Sat., Sept. 10, at 7:30p in the Auditorium.

NISO AUDITIONS: Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September10. 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 722-6230.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Carbohydrate Counting Class to refresh people with diabetes on Wed., Aug. 31, from 3:00-5:00p in the hospital’s conference room 3. Come and learn how to review counting carbs, control your blood sugars or weight and learn proper portion sizes of foods. To register, call 722-8125.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker is Lyle Gibson, author of the book entitled “A Lifetime in Motion: Lessons Learned From a Student of the Game(s)”. He will talk about life lessons to learn with Parkinson’s. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Cardiovascular Screening on Thursday, September 15 from noon-3:00p. To schedule an appointment, call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.00.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for Patients & Caregivers on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Pointe Gathering Room. The support group is to empower each member through new information and strategies for challenging problems, finding support or helping others and feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges. For questions, call 722-8378.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will host a Grief Support Group 5 consecutive Tues. afternoons starting Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30p at the health system’s downtown campus. Information will be shared, by professionals and past participants, about normal grief reactions and help discover the skills needed to begin again. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident, or suicide. It is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by Sept. 16 by calling 712-737-5279.

LUKE SOCIETY: Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 10, as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to the Luke Society with an open house and ice cream social from 6-8p at the Luke Society office building (3409 Gateway Blvd., Sioux Falls). A short program will begin at 7:00p and include a special presentation from Luke Society ministry director Dr. Paul Atem of Cameroon. Dr. Atem is a dynamic speaker with a passion for serving the Lord in his African nation. Bring your lawn chairs and open hearts as we share more about what the Lord is doing across the world through the Luke Society. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside.