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August 7, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 7, 2016

       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’”.  Psalm 66:1-3




*Responsive Call to Worship:

          Pastor:          I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever;

          People:         with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.

          Pastor:          I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;

          People:         your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

          Pastor:          You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant David: ‘I

                                will establish your descendants forever, and build your throne for all generations.’”

          People:         Praise the Lord!

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”


Call to Confession

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #263:1-4 “Just as I Am, Without One Plea”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Kingdom Boundaries



*Song of Preparation: #287:1,2,4 “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” & SW#39 “Change My Heart, O God”    

Prayer of Illumination

Reading the Word of God: Galatians 5:22-23, Titus 2

Proclaiming the Word of God:  “Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: SW#56:1-4 “I Surrender All”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #630:1-3 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”


*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser




Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a


GREETERS TODAY: Eric & Michelle Zomermaand, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Sean & Stephanie Baccam, Deacon Terry & Dee Ann Jansma  


NURSERY TODAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Anna Dirksen, Lane Driesen, Dylan Zomermaand, Samantha Pollema; PM Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Konner Struik, Cory Ney, Alyssa Fedders; PM Travis Kooima Family  


USHERS FOR AUGUST: Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo, Gary Kats, Dave Snieder


OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Building Fund; 2. Kingdom Boundaries

NEXT SUNDAY: Amistad Christiana


COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rog & Linda Tiedeman

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Dave & Betty Vande Griend    


POWER POINT TODAY: Set: AM: Arlene  PM: Jason, Run:  Julie

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


SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                       NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick


CORRESPONDENCE:  John Bolkema to Kevin Schutte; Ryan Bolkema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Darren Bonestroo to Lauren Runia; Dave Bonestroo to Sos & Kara Maletoungou




   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service


    6:30 PM        Elder’s Meeting

    7:00 PM        Deacon’s Meeting

    8:00 PM        Council Meeting



August 7, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, welcome to worship at First CRC. May we rejoice in all our human diversity as we celebrate our oneness as God’s children. 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 taken from Romans 8:28-39 titled “The Providence of God”.


CLOTHE A CHILD: Our church is participating in the project this year. We have 9 children to purchase clothing items for. Each child has six (6) tags. You may divide them as you wish. Please ask for a gift receipt in case an exchange needs to be made. Put the receipt in the bag with the item purchased. Monetary donations to Love INC may also be given to help purchase the items. Items should be returned to church no later than August 17th and placed in the box under the mailboxes. Thank you in advance for helping out with this project.


LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, August 9. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45 to car pool. Call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend if you have any questions.


ADVANCE NOTICE: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., August 31st. We are requesting piano players and special music volunteers. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.


GEMS will kick off the year with a Pool Party Tuesday, August 16, 5:15-6:15p at the Hull Pool. All incoming 2nd-8th graders are welcome to attend. GEMS is in need of several counselors for this upcoming year. If you would like to help mentor girls into a loving dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ contact Karinda de Boom  at  or 605-321-1038.


A CHURCH PICNIC will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at Westside Park. Grilled hamburgers/hot dogs will be provided along with paper plates & cups, drink and dessert.  You are asked to bring either a cold or hot dish to share. The Young People will be having games. Please sign up TODAY on the sheet on the narthex table if you are able to attend so we can get a count to the grillers.


HULL 1ST CRC is scheduled to go to Springfield, SD, to worship with the Living Stone Prison Church at the Mike Durfee State Prison on Tuesday, September 6. The DOC requires everyone to complete and access a waiver form. If interested, please contact Val Brummel at or 712-439-2260. Deadline to sign up is Monday, August 15.


THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thurs., Aug. 18, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons in Hull. We will have sub sandwiches & chips for our meal and root beer floats for dessert. The Nielsen Family will share a musical program with us. Please join us for good food and fellowship. Any questions call Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229.


THE TAYLORS, an award winning brother-sister trio from the heart of North Carolina, will be performing at Hull 1st Reformed Church on Thurs., Aug. 25, at 7:00p. Doors will open at 6:30p and a free will offering will be taken. Come for an evening of worship and music as The Taylor’s bring us a message of Hope and Healing.


THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for your prayers, cards and other expressions of sympathy given following the passing of my sister/aunt. It was greatly appreciated!

                                                                                                --Shirley Rens; Shad & Missy Kats and family


THANKS to our church family, Rev. Kotman, Care Group 3, family and friends for the many acts of kindnesses you have shown to us in the passing of Jim’s brother, Ken Oostenink. Isaiah 26:3 is our comfort: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, because he trusted in Thee”. –Jim & Lee Oostenink




Congratulation to Jonathan and Sally (nee Winkel) Hoogland who were united in marriage Saturday. We wish them the Lord’s blessings as they begin their life together.

Pray for Nicole and Addy Rozeboom who are traveling with the team from Touch of Hope Haiti from August 2-10, working at Tytoo Orphanage and School.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Jim and Lee Oostenink in the passing of Jim’s brother, Ken, from Des Moines who passed away on Friday, July 29. May God comfort this family in their sorrow.

Jon Van Berkum sustained injuries in both ankles on July 29 and had surgery at Dakota Dunes on Thursday. Pray for a complete recovery.

Henry Brinks was admitted to Rock Valley Hospital on Monday evening. Keep him in your prayers as his health continues to fail.

Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Esther Rozeboom continues to recover from her recent surgery. Pray for continued strength and healing.

John Bolkema is scheduled for a second procedure at Dakota Dunes on Tuesday. Pray the procedure will go well. Pray for better health.

Larry Kroese had hip replacement surgery this past Tuesday and was able to return home on Thursday. He is doing well.

Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Rock Valley Hospital; Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence

Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena & Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Mary Grooters fell recently at Pleasant Acres. Thankfully, nothing was broken, but she is sore. Please pray for her recovery.

Hermina Hulstein is feeling better after a recent illness. We pray for continued strength, peace, and the Lord’s comfort for her.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, and Marv Boon and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.



      Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 12, 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, and supper. Registration is from 11:00-11:45 with a shotgun start at 12:00 sharp. Please call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829 to reserve your spot or if you have questions.



DORDT is seeking new families to join our international student adoptive family program for the upcoming academic year. This is an exciting opportunity to interact with and welcome students from various international backgrounds. While students live in Dordt’s Campus housing, adoptive families act as a home away from home, typically meeting with their students once or twice a month for a home-cooked meal, movie night or family outing. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome students to America and to the Sioux Center area. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Alexis Kreun at 722-6273 or

DORDT COLLEGE FOOTBALL invites the community to be part of the Host-A-Player program to help football athletes connect with people from the area. The program aims to build relationships between players and the community and help athletes adjust to this environment and connect to a local church. Host families will have an opportunity to meet their student at a lunch provided (up to two complimentary lunches per household) at the Dordt Dining Commons on Saturday, August 13, at 12:30p. Anyone interested in registering for this unique and important opportunity should contact Coach Penner at Joel.Penner@dordt,edu or (712) 722-6311.

HOPE HAVEN TRACTOR RIDE Thursday, Aug. 18. Registration from 4-5:00p at Town & Country Implement in Rock Valley. Tractors will depart at 5:00p for Rock River Jersey east of Inwood. Supper provided after the ride at Town & Country Implement. There will be a freewill donation for this event. Call Scott Koedam at 476-2820 or email for more information.

LOVE INC is looking for a ministry oriented person to help in the Clearinghouse and provide administrative support to the Executive Director. This position is for mornings Tuesday, Friday and a flex day (12 hr/wk) requiring heart for people, established computer skills and a desire to be part of team. Resumes submitted till August 17 to: Love INC, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, Iowa, 51247.

THE BRIDGE is still accepting donations to purchase a washing machine. To donate stop in at Joe’s TV & Appliance in Orange City, send a check to The Bridge or donate via PayPal at

DO YOU desire to support and care for the orphan and the unborn? Come join us Aug. 20 at 8:30a at Children’s Park in Sioux Center for the 4th annual Beating Hearts Support Life 5k fun run & 1 mile walk. All proceeds benefit Katelyn’s Fund Orphan Ministry! Register at Any questions can be directed to

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wed., August 17, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Ashley Anderson will talk about taking care of someone with dementia. RSVP to Ashley by Monday, August 15, at 722-8157. Refreshments will be provided.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Community Pre-diabetes Class on Wed., Aug. 24, from 5:30-7:30p in the hospital’s conference Room 3. Learn from our diabetes nurse and dietician on how to lower your chances of getting diabetes by being active, losing weight and making better food choices. Cost is $30 which includes a meal. To register, call Therapy Center at 722-8125. Pre-payment is required.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is proving a Carbohydrate Counting Class to refresh people with diabetes on Wed., Aug. 31, from 3:00-5:00p in the hospital’s conference room 3. Come and learn how to review counting carbs, control your blood sugars or weight and learn proper portion sizes of goods. To register, call 722-8125.

TOUR: Dr. Cornel and Nancy Venema will be hosting a 13 day tour to Germany, France, and Switzerland to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Tour dates are Oct. 28th-Nov. 9th, 2017. Visit the Mid-America Reformed Seminary website ( for more information.