August 28, 2022
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 28, 2022
Pastor Loren Kotman.… Minister
Preparation for Worship: “As we prepare for worship, we pray that you will quiet our hearts, that we may hear your voice in your Word. We pray that you will stir our hearts that we may more faithfully follow Jesus, and that you will be glorified by the praise and prayers we offer you”. (WSB)
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #433;1,3,5,6 “Earth and All Stars”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
God’s Will for Our Lives:
Hymn of Confession: #266:1-4 “Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive”
Assurance of Pardon
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS
Offering: 1. Talking Bibles; 2. Center for Financial Education
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Hymn of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Ephesians 4:17-25 (text: vs. 25)
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Speak Truthfully”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE
*Hymn of Response: #574:1,3,4 “O God, My Faithful God” (use alternate tune #454)
*Parting Hymn: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
*indicates congregation stand – organist: Peg Visser
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Deacon Kyle & Cindy LeLoux
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Brent & Amy De Jager, Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend
NURSERY TODAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Ashley Hulstein, Charlie Oostenink, Kade LeLoux, Haley Wielenga; PM Justin Te Slaa Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Annie Leusink, Haley Struik, Makenna Fedders; PM Sean Baccam Family
USHERS FOR AUG.: Lynn Anderson, Rick Leusink, Justin Te Slaa, Zach Vant Hul
USHERS FOR SEPT. Dean Bonestroo, Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Greg Vanden Bosch
VALET PARKING FOR AUG/SEPT: Aug. 28: Dason Vant Hul, Dan Bonestroo; Sept. 4: Lane Driesen, Alex Westra; Sept. 11: Blaike Bonestroo, Eric Rens; Sept. 18: Lynn Anderson, Mitchell Fedders; Sept. 25: Zach Mouw, Dan Bonestroo
SECURITY COMMITTEE: Aug. 28: Jeff Verdoorn; Sept. 4: Zach Mouw; Sept. 11: Ross
Te Slaa; Sept. 18: Zach Vant Hul; Sept. 26: Dave Vant Hul
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Talking Bibles; 2. Center for Financial Education
NEXT SUNDAY: Building Fund
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Seth & Jaime O. NEXT SUNDAY: Brody & Jessica P.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Tonya NEXT SUNDAY: Konner
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle Te Slaa NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Ross Te Slaa to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Aletha Vande Griend to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Dave Vande Griend to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dennis Vande Griend to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Joyce Vande Griend to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
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, 2022
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!” (Psalm 81:1, ESV). Welcome to this opportunity to praise God. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 from Romans 8 titled “The Salvation Chain”.
UNION GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Sioux Falls Gospel Mission on Wednesday, August 31st. Care Group #7 is encouraged to attend. We will meet in the lower parking lot at 5:30p to car pool. They would like us at the Gospel Mission by 6:45p.
KIDS’ CLUB food donations need to be turned in by Sunday, Sept. 4th. Thank you so much for your support!
COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT: A Tip Night will be held at the Hull Pizza Ranch on Monday, August 29, from 5:00-7:00p to benefit the Hull Kids’ Club program. Hope to see you there!
TWO PIANOS at church to give away. Call Mary (470-2686) if you would like to see them.
WE ARE SEEKING Youth Leaders for the upcoming school year. Come join a team who is passionate about our Youth Program. If you are interested, please contact one of the Youth Leaders: Scott Kroese, Waylon and Melissa Pollema, Amy and John Emerick and Sean and Stephanie Baccam.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Taylyn Vander Schaaf had surgery on Monday in Madison, WI. We would like to encourage people to make freezer meals to help the family during the coming weeks. Meals can be put in the freezer in the church kitchen. Please label them with the Vander Schaaf name and cooking instruction. Let’s show our care and support as this family goes through difficult times. If you have any questions, please call Kathy De Wit (470-4349) or Aletha Vande Griend (441-1632)
CHURCH PICNIC is set for Wednesday, September 7th at Westside Park at 6:00p. The meal will be potluck, with meat, buns, paper products, and drinks provided. Bring one hot or cold item to share. Please sign up on the sheet on the narthex table by August 28 if you are able to attend so we know how many people to expect for food. There will again be Bouncy Houses for the kids. We are in need of 3 men at 4:00p to help put up the Bouncy Houses. Sign up on the sheet if you can help with this.
MISSION GUILD starts in September. Consider joining our Bible Study. This year we will be studying David, “Developing a Heart for God”. We would love to have new members. We meet approximately 12 times throughout the year. Contact Lavonne den Hoed or Arlene Vant Hul if interested. Check us out!
THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE is looking at possibly organizing a mission trip to Guatemala in January or February. Anyone interested should contact Dave Vande Griend at 439-1448.
THANK YOU to all who have supported us with prayers, phone calls, cards, visits, food and many other ways. We appreciate all the support given to us. Thank you also to Pastor Loren and Norma, Pastor Tim and our elders. Praise be to God for his healing mercy and care for us. It is so good to belong to a church that cares and proves they care. -Jim & Donna Rens
THANK YOU for walking with our family through this difficult journey. We have been overwhelmed by the love and support of our church family. We are grateful for your visits, phone calls, food, plants, memorial gifts, cards and words of encouragement and most importantly your prayers to our faithful Father who has welcomed our Mom/Grandma/Great-grandma (Joyce Vander Well) HOME and continues to walk with us.
-The Kroeses (Dave & Kay, Eric & Bobbie & family, Scott, Alison) and the Wynia & Vander Well families
THANK YOU so much for your prayers, gifts, meals, and gas money while we were in Sioux Falls with Cambrea. She is recovering well at home and will need to stay isolated until at least Sept. 6, potentially longer, as she heals from the C Diff. With the HUS, we are creating a long-term plan with her nephrologist to monitor kidney function, platelet counts, and her blood pressure. Thank you as well to Pastor Tim, Pastor Loren, and Care Group 2. -Brett & Kaleigh Van Middendorp
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Give thanks that Taylyn Vander Schaaf’s surgery went very well and that she is making good progress. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.
Pray that Carver and Maddox Kooima will continue to grow and develop.
Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.
Pray for Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed as they adjust to their new home. Pray for strength for them.
Give thanks that recent tests have revealed that Rick Van Hill’s cancer treatments are being effective. Continue to pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.
Pray for Hilary Van Hill. While she is experiencing relief from the headaches, she struggles with significant pain in her ears, dizziness, feeling lightheaded and occasional shortness of breath.
Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Le Talsma has been dealing with back spasms. He had appointments with doctors in Sioux Falls to seek new avenues of treatment. We pray for his care and relief from the ongoing back pain that he has been experiencing.
Please pray for Dave and Doris Van Beek’s daughter, Deanne and her husband Brian, as they move to a Muslim community in the Detroit area to share the gospel, make disciples, and plant churches.
Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. They are meeting with the doctors regarding plans for treatment for quality of life. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and prayers for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.
Loren Van Otterloo met with the team at Mayo. The decision has been made to continue with chemo therapy. Continue to pray for his comfort and care as they plan the next steps.
Please be in prayer for Jackie Covey and her family. We ask for prayers for patience and for physical strength. The current plan is for scans on August 30th. We pray for Jackie, for Mike and for the rest of the family for their encouragement and their strength.
We pray for those who are recovering from surgeries. We give thanks for those who have received good news and healing. We mourn with and plead for those who are dealing with difficult news.
We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.
We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.
Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.
Western Christian is looking for your help with school transportation. 1. We need one person to drive Western’s suburban to Inwood each morning. 2. We need one person to drive Western’s 12-passenger van to Rock Valley each morning. No special licenses are required for these routes. Also, we are always on the lookout for full-time bus drivers, so please consider this job opportunity.
THE FOSTER GRANDPARENTS & Senior Companion Programs need more volunteers in the Hull area. If you are 55 years and older, we need you to help others in your community. Foster Grandparents help children who need assistance in schools, daycares or Head Start Centers. Senior Companions visit adults that need assistance and companionship. Please call the FGP/SCP office at 476-2628 for more information. Your experience, wisdom and talent are needed and will be valued.
WOMEN & TWEENS: You are invited to the fall retreat “Fulfilled” hosted by Women of Renewal at Dover Church on Sept. 10! Author and speaker Kim Erickson will speak on being fulfilled with God and in friendship with others. All women ages 10 and up are invited to come for worship, teaching and renewal. For more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-renewal-fulfilled-tickets-36726396507. If you have any questions about the weekend, feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com or find us on Facebook!
COMING SOON – Invite family and friends to join you at the Sept. 19 Bible League dinner and the daylong conference on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Both events will be held at Centerpoint Church in Sioux Center. You will be blessed by Keynote speakers Mike & Lynn Wilder and friends of Bible League. For more details or to register online go to bibleleague.org/tickets. Cost $20 for dinner; $40 for conference.
THE “NAMI” IOWA Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center this fall if there is enough interest. The 8-week course is FREE and taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lynn Wielenga (441-4054). Call for more information.
DORDT UNIVERSITY: Carrie Groenewold, Associate Professor of Church Music & Organ, will be presenting a faculty recital on Sat., Sept 3, at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The Casavant organ has recently undergone a major repair and this recital will celebrate the work completed to restore this instrument.
COME EXPERIENCE MYSTERY THE MUSICAL at the newly-redesigned Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls Sept. 9-18. Mystery is a Faith Based musical that will make you laugh and cry, but will also grapple with big questions about God. Learn more and buy tickets at www.mysterymusical.com or call the box office at 605-367-6000.
TOMBSTONE TOUR at Hope Cemetery on Sat., Oct. 1. Tour starts at Trinity Christian High School at 3:00p. For reservations call 439-6993 or email@example.com. You may walk the tour but reservations needed to ride the trailer.