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August 4,2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 4, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

 

Preparation for Worship: “Praise the Lord. Praise, O Servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.” Psalm 113:1-2

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: SW#2 “Come, Let Us Worship And Bow Down” & SW#4 “We Bow Down”

 

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

The Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance; #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack

Offertory

 

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: SW#45:1-3 “Knowing You”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Peter 1:13-2:3 & Lord’s Day 25

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Faith: Planted and Growing”

Prayer of Application

 

 

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Hymn of Response: #516:1-4 “God Is Here” (Tune #603)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #322:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People”
*Postlude    

 

* indicates congregation stand

 

pianist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Koni Leusink, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Mya Kleinwolterink, Blaike Bonestroo, Mitchell Fedders; PM Cory De Wit Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Jessica Wielenga, Madison Emerick, Dalton Westra; PM Rick De Groot Family

 

USHERS FOR AUG: Grant Vanden Bosch, Clark Van Schepen, Alex Westra, Eric Kroese

VALET PARKING FOR AUG: Aug. 4: Marcus Te Krony & Tim Kats; Aug. 11: Dalton Westra & Dawson Feenstra; Aug. 18: Mitchell Winterfeld & Jacob Westra; Aug. 25: Sam Scholten & Eric Rens

 

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.  Mission Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Cliff & Marlys Koele      

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Travis & Megan Kooima

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                 

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya                           

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                     

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Bob Soodsma to Justin Van Zee; Jay Stellinga to Steve & Tara Dekkers;  Heath Stoker to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Kirk Struik to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Ron Techen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Rod Te Krony to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

 

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 4, 2019

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship as we gather to “thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind” (Ps. 107:8, NRSV). 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 EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from John 5:1-24 titled, “Who Is This?”

 

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Owen James De Wit, infant son of Cory & Sherry will receive the sacrament of baptism.

 

THE BOYDEN/HULL SACK PACK BOARD is looking for a few more team members. The Sack Pack program provides sacks of food for kids at Boyden-Hull and Hull Christian to take home every weekend throughout the school year. The team members help line up groups to pack the sacks and meet about once a year to go over the program. The new members should be available to help out with groups who would like to pack during the daytime hours during the school year. If you are interested in being a part of the Sack Pack team or would like more information, contact one of the Sack Pack board members. Dennis & Marsha Kelderman, Amy Kelley, Ken Nielsen, Nathan Bakker, Ginger & Lorinda Van Roekel, Melissa Boer

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE: With everyone’s commitment we made our goal of raising $375,000 for Christian Education this past year! There are a few changes to the program moving forward and we have set a new goal for the upcoming school year. Look for the information sheet in your mailbox as well as Faith Promise pledge forms for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

THE FAMILY of Charles P. Kroese requests a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on August 29. Charles’ address is 309 Railroad Street, Hull, IA, 51239 or cards can be placed in his church mailbox. Thank you!

 

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

 

 

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Ÿ  Congratulations to Travis & Brittany Veldman on the birth of a son, Rhys Gale, on Sunday, July 28th.

Ÿ  Congratulations to Curt and Emily (Kamp)Van Grouw who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 27. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy to Pete & Helen Soodsma, Bob and Sharon Soodsma, George and Nancy Heynen and all who mourn the passing of Pete and Helen’s grandson, who died last Sunday as a result of injuries from a four-wheeler accident the day before. May God grant comfort in their sorrow.

Ÿ  Pete Pollema’s procedure on Tuesday appears to have gone well. Pray for strength and healing.

Ÿ  Jarvis De Wild finished with cancer treatments this past week. He is scheduled for a CT scan on August 22 to decide the next step.  Pray for healing.

Ÿ  Continue to remember Gary Roetman in your prayers. Pray that he will get stronger.

Ÿ  Give thanks that Russ Vander Schaaf continues to make progress since the tube removal procedure. Pray that Russ continues to gain strength.

Ÿ  Give thanks that Sharon Soodsma is healing well from the surgery. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they consider the best option for follow-up treatment, chemo or radiation, or if no further treatment is needed.

Ÿ  Julianne Kats continues as a resident at Pleasant Acres. Pray for healing as she recovers from a compression fracture in her vertebrae.  

Ÿ  Jim Keizer is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Tuesday at the VA hospital in Sioux Falls. Pray that the surgery goes well and for a good recovery.

Ÿ  Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Julianne Kats, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce

De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest: Verne Huisman, Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

 

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ  Lora Vis continues her recover at home. Please pray that the grafts used to treat her burns heal and progress. We pray for patience and peace.

Ÿ  Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center Hospital.  We pray for daily healing and progress. We also pray for encouragement and patience. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

Ÿ  We pray for those dealing with illness, healing from injuries or illness, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

Ÿ  We praise God with the Bonestroo and Larson families in the wedding of Nathaniel and Mariah (Bonestroo) Larson this past Friday. May the Lord bless them as they begin their lives together.

Ÿ  We praise God with the Graffunder and Zevenbergen families in the wedding of Marcus and Monica (Graffunder) Zevenbergen this past Saturday. May the Lord bless them as they begin their lives together.

Ÿ  We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

       

      Western Booster Club: Get your foursome together for the 27th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament that will be held on Friday, August 9, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $100 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

 

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, August 6. Speaker: Mavis Anema, Sioux Rivers Mental Health and Disabilities Services Coordinator. Individuals and family members living with mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

 

YOU ARE INVITED to a monthly community prayer meeting with a global focus on Wednesday, August 7, from 7:30-8:30p at Faith CRC in Sioux Center. We will meet in the youth room on the lower level. The global focus will be Southeast Asia and Buddhism. Future gatherings will be on the 1st Wednesday of each month and will be hosted and led by members of various local churches. There is a different global and local focus at each meeting. Come and check it out!

 

NOTICE: A free Life Light Festival will be held on August 10 in Rock Valley at the Sports Complex from 4:00-10:00p. Children’s area from 3:00-7:00p and inflatables and worship music beginning at 4:00p. See the brochure on the bulletin board.

 

SIOUX CENTER MOPS: Are you an expectant mother or the mother of a child/children up to 5 years of age? Then Mother Of PreSchoolers is looking for you! Come join the Sioux Center MOPS group where you’ll find spiritual encouragement, friendship, brunch, and lots of coffee as well as childcare. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9-11a September-May. Registration is August 6 from 4-7p at Central Park in Sioux Center. There will be a bounce house, bubble activities, and a bake sale. If you can’t make it to the event, you can sign up online. For details find us on Facebook: @SiouxCenterMOPS.

 

PLEASE BLESS Sioux Center MOPS by caring for children during meetings. We are looking for volunteers for the 2019-2020 season.  Please contact Vanessa Steiger at (712) 463-2004 if you are willing to help (background check required). Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, and we would appreciate the hours of 8:45-11:15a. Ages range from newborn to preschool. MOPS runs from September-May.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: It’s hot outside and Love INC Sioux County is “hot on the trail” of volunteers for our Love & Learn Transformational Ministry classes that will begin in September. If God has given you passion for service in the following areas we’d love to talk to you about ways to serve in our child care area, kitchen hospitality and personal mentors in the areas of finance and personal goal setting. Please call the office for more information at 476-5990.

 

HOW TO AVOID PHONE & INTERNET SCAMS: Wed., August 14 at 7:00p at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The internet has transformed how we live our lives – allowing us to communicate in ways that we never dreamed possible and access information in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, the internet is not always a safe place – there are many people who wish to do you harm. Representatives from Premier Communications will present on how you as an individual can look for danger and stay safe. Admission is free. Get your tickets online by visiting hopehaven.org/events or Eventbrite.com. Call 712-476-2737 for more information.

 

SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will gather Thursday, August 15, at 9am at the Homestead Commons in Hull. Transportation will be provided to Algona, IA to see the Camp Algona POW Nativity Scene and Museum. Please bring $25 to cover the cost of transportation and museum admissions. We will enjoy lunch together but lunch is not included in this cost. Please RSVP by Monday, August 12 to Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229). Call Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE: Get your tickets today for the ‘His Plan…Our Purpose” events hosted by Bible League Volunteers. Dinner on Sept. 9, conference on Sept. 10, 2019, both at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Tickets available online at bibleleague.org/tickets.