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August 30, 2015

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

       Rev. Doug De Groot.….Guest Minister

     

Preparation for Worship: Strengthen heads of families through this worship time, God, that we may lead our households in serving you.

 

 

WE GATHER TO HEAR GOD’S WORD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship: Rev. 19:16, 6-7; 5:13

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymns: SW#67 “All Hail King Jesus” & #428:1,2,5 “O Worship the King”

 

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Law: As a Rule of Gratitude PH p. 1017

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: SW#65:1-3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Congregational Prayer

Ministry of Music: Solo by Cheryl Jongetjes “It Is Well With My Soul”

Offering: 1. Christian Education Fund; 2. Hope Cemetery

Offertory

 

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: SW#28:1-3 “As the Deer”    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 2:25-3:24

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Hide and Seek”

Prayer of Application

 

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: SW#46:1,2 “Grace Alone”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand

 

 organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten

 

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Koni Leusink, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

 

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, DaNae Van’t Hul, Lane Driesen, Aubri Fedders; PM Matt Dokter Family

 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Blaike Bonestroo, Konner Struik, Skyler Bonestroo; PM Kevin Driesen Family  

 

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Travis Kooima, Terry Jansma, Dan Bonestroo

 

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. Hope Cemetery

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Missions;; 2. Katelyn’s Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Matt & Heidi Dokter

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Belle Draayer

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Linda                            

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                            NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE:  Shad Kats to Kevin Schutte; Rick Kiers to Justin Van Zee; Cliff Koele Steve & Tara Dekkers; Nelvina Kroese to Lauren Runia; Dave Kroese 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

WEDNESDAY

   7:00 PM   Music & Worship Committee Meeting

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 30, 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. Doug De Groot as he leads our worship services today.

 

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.

 

THE OFFERING next Sunday morning is for Katelyn’s Fund. They provide emotional and prayer support as well as financial support to families seeking to adopt.

 

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

 

GEMS COUNSELORS STILL NEEDED for the upcoming season. Three women are needed to mentor girls as instructed in Titus 1.  There are openings for 6th and 7th grades.  Please contact Karinda de Boom at 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com

 

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our wedding basket. We are thankful for everything we got and it is all items that we will use. Thank you!  -Drake & Callie Vant Hul

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Continue to keep Henry Brinks in your prayers. He is getting stronger but is confined to his home at the present time. Pray for his continued strengthening.

Duane Vande Griend was admitted to Mercy Hospital, Wednesday night.  He will be having a biopsy on Monday due to a mass in his right kidney. 

Bud Krommendyk will have further tests done this week. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and return to full strength for Bud.

Pete Lokhorst fell last week and was hospitalized in the Sioux Center Hospital. He is thankful that he didn’t have any broken bones and was able to return home.

We express our Christian sympathy to Gerald & Harriet Kroese & family and Ken & Belle Draayer and family and all other loved ones in the passing of their brother Albert I. Kroese last Sunday morning. Funeral services were held in Muskegon, MI on Sat. Military rites and burial will be in Hull in September.

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 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:           

Please keep Dave Pluim in your prayers as he continues monitoring his heart condition. We pray for answers, effective treatment and healing.

We express sympathy to Dennis and Audrey Van Maanen and family who mourn the passing of Dennis’ brother-in-law, Earl Schuld, 66 of Edgerton, MN. Earl passed away suddenly, Friday, August 21. Earl’s wife and Dennis’s sister, also named Audrey was hospitalized afterwards, due to the shock of her husbands passing. May God provide his care and comfort during this difficult time.

Be in prayer for Sou Baccam’s family. Sou’s mother, Geng (Yeng) Baccam, 82, of Nashville, TN has ben admitted to hospice care and the family has been told she probably only has about a week to live. Sou’s father, KhamDeng Baccam, 85, was also admitted to the ICU of the hospital this past week due to cardiac arrest and pneumonia. Two leaks above his heart have been discovered, and doctors are considering surgery; but are being cautious due to his age and health. Pray for comfort and peace, and healing. Also safe travel as family members leave to visit their parents.

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

      WCHS will begin classes on Mon, Aug. 31. Dismissal 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.

      HCS will be purchasing beef this year for the Rally Day Sale.  If anyone is interested in helping with a donation of money to purchase the beef or processing costs, please contact the office.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to give because the beef is an important part of the sale. Thanks for your help!

      HCS opening exercises will be Aug 31, at 8:45a, in the school gym.  All are welcome to attend.

     

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, September 1. Speaker, Jackie Dieckmann will tell about the services provided for families and persons with behavioral health recovery and disability challenges. For more information, call Shirley at 722-4462.

DORDT COLLEGE is seeking new families to join our international student adoptive family program for the upcoming academic year. This is an opportunity to interact with and welcome students from various international backgrounds and to welcome them to America and 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 is an informational meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 5:30p at the JFA ministry center. There will be a short presentation on where we are going and what we will be doing, and a time for Q&A. There will be pizza, RSVP to Lauren at 476-2804 or email lauren@jfa-nwiowa.org if attending. 

A BUS TOUR to Women of Faith has seats open to St. Paul, MN on Oct. 16-17, 2015. All-inclusive trip with travel, meals, Women of Faith, 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 and Sat, Sept. 11 and 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 Sat., Sept. 12 beginning at 8:30a. Coffee and rolls served at 8:00a.  The event should conclude by 1:30p.Register by calling 1-605-338-6904 or online at www.firstchristianreformed.org.

CONCERT: You won’t want to miss a concert featuring One Way Quartet at the First Ref. Church in Sioux Center, Sept. 15, at 7:00p. At the concert, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, there will be an offering to provide Bibles to South America. Concert tickets can be purchased at your local Christian book store or at the door as long as seating is available. You won’t want to miss this great evening of music!

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 donations and volunteer help. If you are interested in volunteering with the Bridge, email Talitha at tbvolunteer@gmail.com. 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

CROSSROAD CONNECTION: Gestures of Goodwill. How would you react if you discovered your prospective employee had a felony? Theresa Vickers, workforce development director at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, explains how Goodwill helps returning citizens move beyond the stigma of their pasts and achieve vocational success. Go to www.cbi.ltv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

MISSION INDIA: One in every 6 people call India home—that’s 1.2 billion people!  We see the faces of the people. Faces of people living, loving, hurting, helping, dreaming, and struggling. Just like us. We want every single person in this vast sea of humanity to have an opportunity to hear and receive the Gospel. And that work doesn’t happen by the millions. It happens one life at a time. Discover more at www.missionindia.org.

HEGG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY is selling BEC frozen foods. For an easy meal for your family or to bring a dessert to a party; pick up an order form in the back of church and put it in the bag at your church or drop it off at the Hospital office before Sept 21.  Orders will be ready for pick up on Oct 7 at Four Seasons Garage.