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August 6, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 6, 2017

Rev. Carl Klompien.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Jesus loves me; this I know”. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for reminding me of this simple – yet profound – truth.

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #460:1,3,4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

WE COME TO CONFESS TO GOD

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #481:1-3 “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”

Congregational Prayer

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

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #500:1,3,5 “How Firm a Foundation”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Exodus 14; Text: Romans 9:14-18

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Pharoah Sermon”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE GOD

*Song of Response: #475:1-4 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #635 “Glory Be to the Father”

*Postlude 

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Rick & Koni Leusink, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

NURSERY TODAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Ashley Fedders, Ashten Winterfeld, Cory Ney; PM Matt Bosma Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Steph Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Bryson Sandbulte, Dalton Westra, Haley Driesen; PM Cody Bauer Family

USHERS FOR AUG: Eric Kroese, Travis Kooima, Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Mission Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Randy & Lynette Feenstra

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Set: Lisa; Run: Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Duane Vande Griend to Justin Van Zee; Joyce Vande Griend to Kevin Schutte; Greg Vanden Bosch to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lawrence Vander Esch to Lauren Runia; Russ Vander Schaaf to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt and Light Bible Study (Men)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 6, 2017

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters!” declares the Lord through Isaiah (55:1). God invites all to the living waters of salvation in Jesus Christ! Welcome. 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. Carl Klompien as he leads our worship service. This evening Rev. Jack Van Dyken will lead our worship service.

OFFICE: This week only, I will not be in the office on Monday but will be in on Tuesday instead. -Karen

NEW PHONE NUMBER: LeRoy Jongetjes’ new phone number is (712) 460-3523.

ADVANCE NOTICE: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, August 30th. We are requesting a piano player and special music volunteers. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.

THE SHARE GROUP of widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, August 17. We will gather at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull and carpool to the Middleburg Store for supper. Please call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 by Monday, August 14th to hold your spot as reservations are necessary. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutsch at (605)742-4469 or Deanna with any questions.

GREETINGS from our West Africa ministry field and home. We hope this will find you well whether at home, at work, on vacation or otherwise. We would like to say thank you for your continued prayers and partnership with us and our Christian education ministry out here. In fact, would you please pray for us for God’s protection, special anointing and strength upon Sos. He will be traveling up country later this week to facilitate two major teacher trainings that will gather delegates from different Christian schools and denominations from throughout the area. He will be away for two weeks. -Sos, Kara & family

THANK YOU for the cards, expressions of sympathy and to my Care Group for the plant given in remembrance of my brother, Joe Van Oort. It was greatly appreciated. –Shirley Rens & family

THANK YOU to all who made my 80th birthday very special! –Joyce Vande Griend

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for all the cards, meals, and visits after the birth of our daughter Marissa. God has blessed us with a healthy baby girl and we are excited to be new parents. Our family really appreciates all the words of encouragement and support we have received from the church. -Cory, Sherry, and Marissa De Wit

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Jo Westra & family and Randy & Sandy Westra & family in the passing of Don Westra on Tuesday, August 1. Funeral services were held on Saturday. May God comfort the family in their sorrow.

Ÿ Anthony Smit continues in the Sioux Center Hospital with an infection. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Bud Krommendyk was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Tuesday, August 1, because of pain. He is undergoing testing. Pray for relief from the pain.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild had a good teleconference. Eldon is scheduled for a colonoscopy and an eye exam both in August. Doctor will be reviewing all his tests and there is a possibility that he will need to go to Seattle in September. Continue to keep Eldon and LuAnn in your prayers.

Ÿ Sharon Soodsma had successful lower back surgery on Monday, July 31. Plans are for her to return home on Thursday, August 3. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Congratulations to Kyle Bolkema and Shelby Baker who were united in marriage on Saturday, August 5th. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Ÿ Give thanks with Dar Sohl for progress made in her recovery from recent hip replacement surgery.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our sympathy to Gary & Sandy Westra and Scott & Andrea Westra in the passing of brother and uncle, Donald Westra, age 75, of Hull who passed away on Tuesday, August 1. The funeral was held this past Saturday. We pray for God’s comfort and peace.

Ÿ Trent Hulstein, son of Josh and Kaylee Hulstein, was hospitalized this week and submitted to surgery for pyloric stenosis. We pray for his healing and recovery.

Ÿ Clayton Vis, father of Paul Vis, fell and broke his hip this week. He is hospitalized in Sioux Falls. He is being treated for severe pain. He has entered hospice care. We pray for relief and comfort for Clayton, as well as peace for his wife, Mae, and the rest of the family.

Ÿ We pray for Cora Prins, mother of Kathy Van Der Zwaag, who was diagnosed with lymphoma. Please pray for comfort and peace for Cora and family at this time. Cora is currently under the care of hospice.

Ÿ Marilyn Van Der Zwaag, mother of Cal Van Der Zwaag, was diagnosed as having had a stroke. She is receiving treatment and therapy and hopes to come to Pleasant Acres for continued care. We pray for patience and healing.

Ÿ We continue to remember in our prayers, Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, who continues to deal with cancer. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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

The 26th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 11, at noon 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. Mulligans will also be sold at registration. To register or if you have any questions, feel free to call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wednesday, August 9, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This Support Group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind. For more information, please contact Melinda at 712-476-8214.

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (338 1st Ave. NW) will host a Back-to-School Block Party on Wed., Aug. 9, from 2:00-7:00p. 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, car seat checks, games and activities offered by several community organizations. All area students & their families are invited.

VOLUNTEERS: Alpha Center is looking for volunteers at the Sioux Empire Fair on August 7-13 in the Expo Building at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Volunteers are also needed for the Sidewalk Arts Festival on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00a-6:00p in downtown Sioux Falls. Call 605-361-3500 or email info@alphacenter.org if interested.

JUSTICE FOR ALL will be hosting our first Foundation Event on August 18th at Calico Skies winery. The doors will open at 5:30p with a catered meal starting at 6:00p. Entertainment will be provided by Nick Engbers. This event is for those who are a part of our Foundation or would like to become a part of it. If you’re interested in learning more about this fabulous evening, feel free to contact Joel DeWit at (712) 476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Ref. Church from 7:00-9:30p on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks beginning Sept. 7. The course is FREE taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462) nsmath@mtcnet.net), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Register today.

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS: Kendra comes to us from central Illinois and hosts a daily radio show while authoring ten books. Kendra Smiley is our featured speaker at the retreat at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center on September 12 hosted by Bible League International Volunteers. Jos Snoep, Bible League International’s President and CEO, will also share the urgency to provide God’s Word to a world in need. Invite some friends and send in your registration today. Be sure to invite some men! Don’t forget to plan on staying for the dinner and concert later in the day which are open to everyone. You are encouraged to hear the talented Valley Male Chorus. You can make an eternal difference in the lives of people in Africa, by taking part in this retreat and providing Bibles through the special offering. This unique event is designed to glorify God through great music and speakers and to renew and uplift all who attend. If you need a brochure or more information, call Carol Vis (439-1366). The deadline for registering is August 25 and there is a late fee if booking after this date.

LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST will be starting our fall session of Faith & Finances classes on Tues., Sept. 5, in Rock Valley. This is a class designed to teach Biblically based, basic financial skills through teaching time and also through personal mentorships throughout the 12 week class sessions. Classes are held Tuesday evening at Trinity CRC beginning at 6:45p. Child care is provided. We also hope to offer a shorter six week cooking class the same evening. This will be a fun opportunity to cook together, share recipes, learn new skills and take food home for your family. If you are interested in more information, please call the Love INC office at 476-5990 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30a-12:30p. Pre-registration for both classes is required!