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August 5, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – August 5, 2018

       Rev. Verlyn Schaap.…Guest Minister   

 

Preparation for Worship: As the sun burns hot these days, set our hearts on fire with enthusiasm for your

word and for serving the world in your name, Jesus.

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”  

*Opening Prayer 

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #246:1-4 “Come, Thou Almighty King”

 

 

WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon: Ephesians 1:7-8

Hymn of Assurance: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Family Crisis Center; 2. Sack Pack Program

Offertory

 

 

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”  

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Kings 19:1-9

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Encouraging the Hurting”

Prayer of Application

 

 

GOD CALL US TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #508:1-5 “Jesus, with Your Church Abide”

*Parting Blessing

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

*Postlude

 

*indicates congregation stand

 

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY: Randy & Sandy Westra, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema 

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rob & Amy Westra, Deacon Dan & Lisa Poppema

 

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Kyrin De Groot, Lane Driesen, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Evan Wielenga Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Madison Emerick, Savannah Feenstra, Marcus Te Krony; PM Kyle Te Slaa Family

 

USHERS FOR AUG.: Ryan Kroese, Glen Scholten, Ted Salazar, Dan Fedders

VALET PARKING FOR AUG.: Aug. 5: Jacob Westra, David Te Krony; Aug. 12: Mitchell Winterfeld, Colin Westra; Aug. 19: Dawson Feenstra, Logan Baccam; Aug. 26: Justin Pollema, Dalton Westra

 

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. Family Crisis Center; 2. Sack Pack Program

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eldon & Lisa Van Schepen

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Justin & Sheila Van Schepen      

 

POWER POINT TODAY:  Julie/Tonya       

POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: Shirley

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                            

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Larry Oolman to Justin Van Zee; Jim Oostenink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Seth Oostenink to Kevin Schutte; Brody Pollema to Lauren Runia; Doug Pollema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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 Service

 

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 5, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Good morning and welcome to worship in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ! Please welcome those sitting near you. 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 welcome Rev. Verlyn Schaap from Sioux City as he leads our morning worship service.

 

THIS EVENING we welcome Robert Miedema from Orange City as he leads our service.

 

CHURCH OFFICE: I will be on vacation this week. Faye Kroese will be doing the bulletin. Please have all announcements to her by Thursday noon. –Karen

 

FROM THE DEACONS: If you are looking to donate money to a family in our church you can make out your check to the Benevolent Fund and put the family’s name in the memo, and then put it in the offering plate. The Deacons will make sure the family will receive it. Thank you.

 

FUNDRAISER for Matt DeWild: Graphic T-shirts with “God’s Got This” printed on the front and “Be Strong” on the back. $20 each – Orange or Charcoal Grey. Unisex Fit – sizes 2T-adult 4XL. Order deadline is Aug. 10. Questions, contact Nicole Rozeboom at 712-540-7658. Order forms are also on the narthex table.

 

LIFE LIGHT will host a festival this Sat. at 4:00p at the Rock Valley Sports Complex. There will be children’s ministry, BMX riders, speakers, and musicians, with Hawk Nelson as headliner!! Hope to see you there!

 

GEMS POOL PARTY will be held Monday, Aug. 13, from 5:15-6:15p at the Hull Pool. All girls entering second through eighth grades are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, contact Karinda de Boom at hullgems@gmail.com or 605-321-1038.

 

THE SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Thursday, Aug. 16. We will gather at Homestead Commons in Hull at 6:00p and carpool to Old 60 Steakhouse in Sheldon for supper. You are encouraged to bring along $15 to help cover the cost of our meal. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) by Monday, Aug. 13, to RSVP. Questions may be directed to Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469).

 

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Service on Wed., August 29th.

 

CHURCH PICNIC will be held on Wed., Sept. 5, at 6:30p at Westside Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, dessert and drink will be provided. Please bring a side to share. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table and in the basement by the kitchen window. Games provided. If you know of someone new to the community feel free to invite them.

 

BIBLE LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS: Liz Curtis Higgs, Jennifer Frens, and Bible League International leaders join the BL Volunteers in providing you a special day with an evening concert by The Matthews on September 11 at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Registration brochures are available in your church mailbox or in the August News ‘n Notes or online at bibleleague.org/retreat18.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Mitch Rozeboom will be leaving Wednesday, August 8th, for Ghana Africa with the program Agricorps. He will be teaching agriculture to high school students and working as an agriculture extension agent. He will be there for about 5 months. He requests prayers for safe travel and a positive experience.
  • Matt De Wild had successful surgery on Tuesday. He has been struggling a bit though as of late. The plan is for him to go to Craig Rehabilitation in Denver on Wednesday. Pray for restful days for Matt and for strength for LuAnn and Josh. You can follow Matt’s progress on Caring Bridge (mattdewild).
  • Adley Rae, infant daughter of Chris & Ashley Hulstein, is doing well and plans are for her to come home on Friday evening. Ashley is also doing well. Continue to keep this family in your prayers.  
  • Keep Heath and Kayla Stoker in your prayers. The next step in Heath’s treatment will be in August.
  • Lisa Wiersma will begin a second round of chemo on August 14. Pray for minimal side effects from the second round of treatment.  
  • Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Sandy Nielsen had hip replacement surgery this past Thursday, August 2. We pray for her healing in the days and weeks to come.
  • Miranda Ten Pas had her tonsils removed this past Friday. We pray for her recovery.
  • We pray for Glen Kooiker as he continues his recovery from knee replacement surgery.
  • Wilma Heynen continues with her treatment for cancer. We pray for encouragement, strength and healing.
  • We pray for Jemma De Jong’s continued progress and healing and strength for the De Jong and Kooima families.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We are thankful that Dave and Doris Van Beek’s daughter Deanne and her family, Brian and Sage, have safely returned home from their trip to several countries in Africa, to discern the potential location and timing for full time service there.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.        

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

        HCS is accepting applications for an administrative assistant beginning immediately. This is a part-time position, working Tuesday through Friday and two days a week during the summer. Staff applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions or to receive a job description.

      The 27th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 10, at 12:00 at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $90 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. Please call Mike Broek (712-395-0699) or Mike Roetman (712-449-5199) to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

                                                           

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in Central Ref. Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tues., Aug. 7. A video “Minds on the Edge, Part II” will be shown. Questions, call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

THE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wed., Aug. 8, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights.

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, in Sioux Center, will host a Back-to-School Block Party 2 at 7:00p on Wed., Aug. 1l. Promise will provide free immunizations, dental screens and vision screens that students need for school. Promise also will offer $25 school and sports physicals. Free drawstring bags with school and health supplies will be handed out. The event also will feature free food, games and activities offered by several community organizations. All area students and their families are invited.

MINISTERIAL RETIREMENT: The Ocheyedan CRC announces the retirement of their pastor, Rev. J. William Van Der Heide effective Aug. 31. He will bring his farewell message on Sunday morning, Aug. 19 at 9:30a. The church will be holding a community meal following the morning service at 11:30a. The meal is free, but please email Linda Van Beek at vanbeeklinda58@hotmail.com and leave your name and how many people will be coming. At 1:00p the church will begin a service of celebration and worship during which those present will be free to come and go as their schedules dictate. If you are able, please join us for this afternoon of celebration.

GOSPEL CONCERT: The Booth Brothers, a multi-award winning group, will be appearing live in Sioux Falls on Friday, August 24, at Sioux Falls First Church (6300 W. 41st Street). Doors open at 6:00p and the concert begins at 7:00p. For tickets call Corvex Productions (605) 359-7284, visit Crossroads Bookstore in Sioux Falls or online at www.iTickets.com.

JFA is gearing up for the Annual Fall Auction & Picnic on Thurs., Sept. 6, at the JFA Ministry Center. We are planning a great evening of fun for the whole family! Along with the live and on-line Auction and meal, keep looking for updates on some exciting new additions to this year’s event! We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at 476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org). This is one of JFA ministries most important fund raising events so we hope that you will come out and support the on-going ministry of JFA as we continue to share and care in Christ’s name!

LOVE INC’S Fall session of Love & Learn classes are starting Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. We will be offering our Faith & Finance class and Grief Share. If you’d be able to share your time, talent or treasure to help support these programs it would be a wonderful opportunity to serve in the community. We could use volunteers for greeters, coffee & snack makers & servers, childcare coordinator & workers and Faith & Finance mentors. If you’d like to volunteer or register for these classes contact Love INC at 476-5990.

MANAGER OF CHURCH AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: Hope Haven is looking to hire a leader who seeks more than a job, but a calling to work through your belief as a Christ-centered person of faith. This position will represent the philosophy of Hope Haven to the public and assure a dynamic and on-going public relations effort with churches, civic groups, schools, the business community, the Hope Haven constituency, and the general public. This position will also be active in fund raising through the support of the Hope Haven Foundation. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, comfortable with public speaking, demonstrate above average writing and computer skills, and be willing to travel extensively to call on churches and civic groups within a 100 mile radius of Rock Valley. Occasional overnight travel and work on Sundays is required. A bachelors’ degree or significant applicable experience is required and five years’ experience in a related field. Please contact Mark Siemonsma at msiemons@hopehaven.org or for more information or go to www.hopehaven.org/careers.