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August 7, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 7, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13&14

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude “All Creatures of Our God and King” “When He Cometh (Precious Jewels)”

                        “Little Children who love their Redeemer are the jewels, precious jewels, his loved and his own.”

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #597:1-6 “Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated” (Celebration)

WE ARE REMINDED OF GOD’S GRACE

 Baptism of Carver and Maddox Kooima

Song: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Assurance: #571:1 “Jesus Loves Me” & #447:1-4 “Jesus Loves the Little Children” (Celebration)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Gideons

Piano Offertory “Jesus Loves Me” “God Is So Good”

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #231:1-3 “How Great Is the Love of the Father”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Mark 10:13-16

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Let the Little Children Come to Me”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #589:1-4 “Our Father Whose Creative Love”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: “By Faith” (words on PPT)

*Postlude  “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”   
 

*indicates congregation stand
organist… MaryLou Wielenga

pianist…Connie Grevengoed

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Elder Darren & Darla Vant Hul

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Tyler & Elizabeth Bonestroo, Deacon Devin & Kate Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Dana Redenius, Reese Wielenga, Keagen Winterfeld, Ethan Ney; PM Evan Schroeder Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Struik, Liz Bonestroo, Taryne De Groot, Abigail Kats, Ashten Winterfeld; PM Curt Van Grouw Family

USHERS FOR AUG.: Lynn Anderson, Rick Leusink, Justin Te Slaa, Zach Vant Hul

VALET PARKING FOR AUG: Aug. 7: Zach Mouw, Jacob Emerick; Aug. 14: Konner Struik, Cory Ney; Aug. 21: Ashten Winterfeld, Ryan Kroese

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Aug. 7: John Emerick; Aug. 14: Kyle LeLoux; Aug. 21: Dan Bonestroo; Aug. 28: Jeff Verdoorn

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. Gideons

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Harlan & Kathy                          NEXT SUNDAY: Jake & Kari Ney

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk             NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                                              

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Jon Scholten to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Evan Schroeder to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Tom Sheffield to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dave Snieder to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Helen Soodsma to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

    6:30 PM      Elder’s Meeting

    7:00 PM      Deacon’s Meeting

     8:00 PM     Council Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 7, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of Jesus – teacher, friend, healer, Lord, Messiah, Savior –We welcome you to worship. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 Carver and Maddox Kooima, sons of Travis and Megan, will receive the sacrament of baptism. We give thanks for many answered prayers in their lives and that we can celebrate this special day.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Romans 8:28-39, “In All Things God Works for The Good”

KIDS’ CLUB is ready to kick off a new year and we need your help! We are looking for some food donations so we can feed the children a snack when they arrive at Kids’ Club. There are donation slips located in the back of church. If you are willing to help us, please take a donation slip and then return the purchased item(s) to the Kids’ Club basket in the back of church by Sunday, September 4th. Thank you so much for your support!

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, August 9, should meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

HULL GEMS All girls going into 2nd-8th grades are invited to attend the Annual Hull GEMS Pool Party, Monday, Aug 8 from 5-6pm at the Hull Pool

WE ARE SEEKING Youth Leaders for the upcoming school year. Come join a team who is passionate about our Youth Program. If you are interested, please contact one of the Youth Leaders: Scott Kroese, Waylon and Melissa Pollema, Amy and John Emerick and Sean and Stephanie Baccam.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Taylyn Vander Schaaf is scheduled for surgery in Madison, Wisconsin, Aug 19. We would like to encourage people to make freezer meals to help the family during the coming weeks. Meals can be put in the freezer in the church kitchen. Please label them with the Vander Schaaf name and cooking instruction. Let’s show our care and support as this family goes through difficult times. If you have any questions, please call Kathy De Wit (470-4349) or Aletha Vande Griend (441-1632)

THANK YOU, A sincere thanks to all of you for making our 40th anniversary a special day. We appreciate the cards, the verbal expressions of congratulations, the cake, and the flowers from our care group. We are blessed to be a part of your lives. We give thanks to God for his goodness and faithfulness in our 40 years of marriage. ~ Pastor Loren and Norma

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Joyce Vander Well continues as a patient in critical care at Avera in Sioux Falls. Pray for improved strength and clarity.

Pray for Belle Draayer as she was admitted to the Sheldon Hospital on Thursday for tests and observation.

Continue to pray for Taylyn Vander Schaaf that she will be healthy for surgery on Friday, Aug 19.       

Carver Kooima is scheduled for a procedure on Friday, Aug 12. Pray that it goes well. Pray that Carver and Maddox will continue to grow and develop.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Pray for Rick Van Hill as he continues to receive treatments. Pray that the treatments will be effective and that there will be minimal side effects. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

Pray for Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed as they adjust to their new home. Pray for strength for Howard and Marilyn.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We express our sympathy to the Hoekema family in the passing of their brother-in-law, Fred Ruble from Lynden, Washington.

Loren Van Otterloo has one remaining treatment in the beginning of August. He has once again been blessed with minimal side effects. Pray that the treatment is effective to create the opportunity to have surgery to remove the tumor.

Please be in prayer for Jackie Covey and her family. We are thankful that she was able to complete her treatment plan this week. We pray for her and their team as they examine the next plans for her care.

We pray for those who are recovering from surgeries. We give thanks for those who have received good news and healing. We mourn with and plead for those who are dealing with difficult news.

We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.

We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.

Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

WOLFPACK EDGE LUNCHEON On Monday, Aug 22, we invite you to join us for lunch at noon in Western’s Event Center. Come, learn more about The Wolfpack Edge, an intentional effort to promote Faith, Purpose, Passion, and Service in all our activities and athletics at Western. We encourage you to bring a friend. Lunch will be provided.

HCS welcomes Kristi Ten Pas back to Hull Christian School. Mrs. Ten Pas worked at HCS from 2012 -2020 in various roles. Mrs. Ten Pas will be working as a part time first grade teacher along with Mrs. Van Der Zwaag. HCS is grateful that we have filled all our employee openings for the 22-23 school year. 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS712

HABITAT SPONSOR A STUD! – Gather your friends, family, church group or business to sponsor one or more 2x4 studs for $100 each to help build the first Habitat House in Hospers! We will deliver the stud to you, so you can decorate it with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. The decorated studs will be framed into the house, and everyone will be invited to a Stud Finder Event later on to see the studs and pray for the project. Get more details and sign up by August 9 by contacting Kurt Franje: 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

THE IRBC BASIC TRAINING COURSE in Reformed Biblical Counseling: Many of God’s people are suffering today from depression, anxiety, abuse, eating disorders, and more. Enrolling in the IRBC Training Course in Reformed Biblical Counseling will give you insights on how to effectively bring God’s Word to bear in the lives of suffering Christians. An information brochure and application can be obtained by typing “reformedbiblicalcounseling” in your internet word search. Registration deadline is August 24 (noon). Your prayers are needed!  There is an ever-growing need to get Christians trained to counsel in the light of God’s Word at all levels, from basic training to certified biblical counselors. Please fervently pray that the Lord will raise up students to register for the IRBC Basic Training Course this fall.

LOVE INC SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time Call Center Coordinator to help our affiliate carry out our mission to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Qualifications: 1) A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for Christian service; 2) Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills; 3) Friendly, outgoing disposition and a willingness to pray with the neighbors we serve; 4) Compassionate, yet discerning heart with healthy personal and professional boundaries; 5) Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred; 6) Bilingual people encouraged to apply. Please send resume to Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247. For more information, please contact Debbie at 476-5990 or email director@loveincsiouxcounty.org.

 

SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Aug 19, at 6 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy BBQs and conies, baked beans and ice cream sundaes. We will play table games for our fellowship time. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229) with any questions.

LOVE INC is offering 12-week classes every Tuesday night beginning August 30. The classes this fall are Faith & Finances, Redemptive Compassion, Boundaries, Parenting, and Grief Share. For more information visit the Love INC Sioux County web page. To register, email: ministires@loveincsiouxcounty.org or call 712-476-5990