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August 30, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 30, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for worship: “Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.’” Psalm 66:1-4

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude: “Praeludium in C Major” by J.S. Bach    

*Call to Worship (LUYH pg. 517)

      Pastor:     Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

      People:    Amen

      Pastor:     O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

      People:    For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

      Pastor:     Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

      People:    Amen

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #495:1-4 “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”

*God’s Greeting

WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism Formulary

Baptism of Parker Lynn Hoekstra

Baptism Hymn: #339:1-2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #279:1-3 “O Word of God Incarnate”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: James 1:5-8

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Lack Wisdom? Ask God!”

Prayer of Application

WE SEEK TO  LIVE AS GOD’S PEOPLE

*Hymn of Application: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”

*God’s Will for Our Lives

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #946:1-3 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” (LUYH)

*Postlude: Toccata on “Amazing Grace” by J. Pardini     

Your offering for 1. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission; 2. GEMS can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

Guest organist: Jan Van Otterloo

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

USHERS FOR AUG.: Zach Mouw, Tim Kats, Carl Bonestroo, Brett Van Middendorp

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Brad Kats, Devin Bonestroo, Grant Vanden Bosch, Lynn Anderson

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission; 2. GEMS  

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Luke Society

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Tonya                                                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                         NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Brent De Jager to Justin Van Zee; Rog De Kruyf to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Walt den Hoed to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Jarvis De Wild to Kevin & Kelli Schutte;  Cory De Wit to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dan De Wit to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

 9:30 AM               Worship Service

 6:00 PM                Evening Worship Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 30, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Jesus calls us to deny self and follow him in the way of the cross. May this worship strengthen us to serve our neighbors in love. Welcome!

THIS MORNING we have the joy of administering the sacrament of baptism to Parker Lynn Hoekstra, infant daughter of Andrew and Kenzie.

OUR GUEST ORGANIST this morning is Jan Van Otterloo. Jan grew up in our church and is the daughter of Melvin and Lucille. Thank-you Jan for sharing your talents with us!

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 119 titled “Seeking God with All My Heart”.

THIS EVENING we have the joy of hearing the public profession of faith of Logan Baccam, Teagan De Jager, Jake Emerick, Mitchell Fedders, Emma Westphal, and Dalton Westra.

THE NURSERY and surrounding rooms are available to parents with small children who need to take them out of the sanctuary. There will not be a nursery staff and toys will not be available.

UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE the East half of the sanctuary (youth building side) will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. Members are reminded that the back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.

THANK YOU: Over 31 years of fighting cancer, off and on, we, the family of Gary Roetman, want to say how grateful we are for each one of you. You all have been so faithful in praying for us, visiting us, encouraging us and supporting us in many different ways throughout this journey. Thank you, Pastor Kotman, for your many visits, prayers and calls. You have been such a blessing. Thank you to our Elders and Deacons who made many visits and calls to check up on us and extend a helping hand in any way needed. Thank you to Care Group 4 for the many ways you all showed your support and love! We never walked this long road, with its hills and valleys, alone! Our God never left our side and always provided. He continues to be Faithful, Kind and Compassionate, meeting us in our greatest time of need, with Comfort and Love. Gary lost his “battle” but was given the Ultimate Prize of spending Eternity with his Lord and Savior. The many expressions of sympathy and gifts given in Gary’s memory from this community will never be forgotten.

                                 Thank you from the heart of each and every member of the Gary Roetman Family.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

Donna Rens was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday night, August 22, with Covid. She was airlifted to Avera on Sunday evening with respiratory issues and is in ICU. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, healing for Donna and strength for Jim and other family members.

Heath Stoker had his two-year post Bone Marrow Transplant Check on Monday. Pray for good results.

Remember Lois Salazar in your prayers. Doctors are adjusting her medication. Pray they find the right balance. Pray also for relief from uncomfortable side effects that she is experiencing during this time.   

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes in your prayers as he struggles with several health challenges. Pray for healing.  

Give thanks that Peg Visser is making good progress. Pray for continued healing.  

Give thanks that Rog Tiedeman is experiencing relief from pain since his back surgery. Pray for complete healing.

Pray for Glenda Oolman as she continues to recuperate from a bone fracture in her shoulder.

Give thanks that thyroid surgery went well for Diane Bonestroo on Tuesday. She returned home on Wednesday. Pray for a good recovery.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Joan Horstman continues to recover at home from her recent surgery. We pray for her continued strengthening and healing.

We continue to pray for those who continue their recovery from recent surgeries. We pray for their strengthening.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE: Saturday, Sept. 12, join the Dordt University Mass Band and Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dordt Director of Instrumental Ensembles, Dr. Onsby C. Rose, for our annual Pops Concert at 7:30p. This year’s concert will feature the music of master cinematic composer, John Williams. From the Mass Band opening the concert with William’s acclaimed setting of The Star-Spangled Banner, to the Chamber Orchestra with featured student violin soloist, Brianna Miedema, or the emotionally filled notes of the Theme to Schindler’s List, we are sure there will be something to be enjoyed by all! This year’s concert will take place in the football stadium beside the All-Seasons Center. We invite you to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and maybe even a snack, exercise social distancing and wear your mask, and enjoy the incomparable Iowa fall weather, as the Dordt instrumental ensembles treat your ears to a wonderful evening of music!

SAVE THE DATE! Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare will be having their 6th annual fall banquet on September 14 at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. More details later.

THE 3RD ANNUAL Guiding Star Fundraising Gala will be a Virtual Event on Tuesday, September 15, starting at 6:00p. Keynote speaker is Melissa Ohden.

You can still register to attend: email: kaleigh@guidingstarorangecity.org

1. Attend as a Host -$25. Hosts have the ability to access our virtual Gala for themselves and 7 guests! We do encourage hosts to continue to socially distance as possible, practice good hygiene, and wear masks when able. Hosts will receive a Host Packet that is filled with informational material and goodies!

2. Attend as General Admission - $10. This ticket will provide you and your immediate family members with access to view our Gala.

Can’t attend on Sept. 15th. Don’t worry! Whether you register as a Host or as General Admission, you will have access to view the recording of our special evening until November!

JUSTICE FOR ALL is changing things up this year! You’re invited to join us at the combined Fall Banquet & Annual Meeting/Fall Auction on Thursday evening, Oct. 1. Dinner at 6:00p at the Parkview Events Center of Rock Valley. Due to COVID, we will not be inviting a ministry partner to travel this year, but you will hear from many of them virtually! There will be a short business meeting. The Fall Auction will be looking a bit different this year, as much of it will be online. There will be a Silent Auction at the event and a complete list of online items will also be available. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 476-2804 or emailing joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org. Please join us as we celebrate JFA ministry, both past and future, as well as support JFA ministry through the auction! An offering will be taken for JFA ministry.

THE VILLAGE TREASURE CHEST in Sheldon is looking for volunteers. All proceeds from items sold at the Treasure Chest are used to provide opportunities for adults with disabilities at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon. If interested, call Brenna Haack at 712-324-5416 or email brennah@villagenorthwest.org.