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August 9, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –August 9, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

Preparation for Worship: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Prov. 15:1

 WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #253:1-4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (vs. 4 in unison)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD

Responsive reading: Summary of the law (PH p. 1016)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Song of  Assurance: #63:1-3 “O Lord, My God, Most Earnestly”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

*Song of Preparation: #513:1-3 “Christian Hearts in Love United”    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:17-26

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Diffusing Destructive Anger”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Response: #291:1,2,4,5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

*Parting Blessing

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

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand

 organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dan & Linda Kroeze, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle & Cindy LeLoux, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, Samantha Pollema, Cory Ney, Logan Baccam; PM Brent De Jager Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Emily Fedders, Cassidy Vant Hul, Anna Zomermaand; PM Noah De Yager Family

USHERS FOR AUG.: Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats, Matt Bosma, Travis Kooima

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed. Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Parking Lot

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Jay & Donna De Wit

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Art & Anna Dirksen

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                              NEXT SUNDAY: Noah                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                             NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Howard Grevengoed to Sos & Kara Maletoungou; John Grevengoed to Kevin Schutte; Mike Grevengoed to Justin Van Zee; Scott Grevengoed to Lauren Runia; Ed Haveman to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM    Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

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

MONDAY

   6:30 PM    Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM    Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM    Council Meeting

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

August 9, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We welcome you to worship. Please greet those worshiping near you. Welcome to worship! 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 Nehemiah 9&10 titled “Renewing of the Covenant”.

GEMS POOL PARTY will be held Monday, August 10, from 5:15-6:15p at the Hull Pool. Incoming second graders are invited to join us as well. Contact Karinda de Boom, Club Coordinator, with any questions 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com.

GEMS COUNSELORS NEEDED for the upcoming season. We are seeking 4 women willing to mentor girls as instructed in Titus 2. There are openings for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. If interested, contact Karinda de Boom at 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com.

NEW ADDRESS: Jim & DeAnn Timmermans, 3623 184th Place Unit B, Arlington, WA 98223

THANKS for your prayers. Pastor Paul is doing well. He does have congestive heart failure, diagnosed on July 14. Two weeks ago he was discharged from the hospital, and now his heart is no longer enlarged, the fluid that was on his heart & lungs is gone, his viral infection is gone and so is 38 pounds. He is still restricted on fluids and what he can eat, and is suppose to lessen his activity a little…but Dr. is surprised and pleased how well he is doing. He does feel very good, breathing well, has more energy, and even less knee pain. We Praise God for his healing and for the prayers of so many!  -Ruth Hansen

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Congratulations to Drake and Callie (Buske) Van’t Hul who were united in marriage on Saturday. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Gaylene Bouma was hospitalized in Sioux Center last Sunday morning with diverticulitis.

Henry Brinks was admitted to the Rock Valley Hospital on Tuesday due to fluid buildup.

Rick Kiers had outpatient surgery on Thursday to repair a broken bone in his left arm. Pray for healing.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Melvin Van Otterloo has shingles. Pray for relief from pain.

Addison Pfingsten continues to have seizures. Pray that she will be able to get into Mayo Clinic soon and that doctors will have answers to her difficulty.

Continue to keep Pete Soodsma in your prayers. Pray for healing and return to full strength.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo. Give thanks that she is feeling better.

Continue to remember Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers. Pray for complete healing.

Gary Roetman continues with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.

Continue to keep Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for strength and encouragement.

Keep Sam Scholten in prayer as he left on Thursday for Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We praise God that Dave Pluim was able to return home this week after his hospitalization. We are thankful for his recovery and we continue to pray for answers as they look for the reasons that caused his episode.

Gene Driesen was released from the hospital to Pleasant Acres. We pray for Gene and for Nella as they adjust to this transition. We also pray for their comfort and encouragement.

We continue to keep Mitchell Kiers, son of Marty Kiers, in our prayers. He is responding well to his treatments for chronic leukemia. We pray for his continued recovery.

We continue to pray for Jim Vande Kerk, former member of Hope CRC. We pray for his continued strength and healing. We also pray for his wife, Linda, and family as they care for Jim.

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

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western Booster Club golf tournament will be held Fri., Aug. 14, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course. The cost to golf is $80 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, a meal afterwards, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829.

      Western Christian High School is searching for a Head Custodian. If you feel God calling you to explore this opportunity, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wed., August 12, 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 476-8214. New members are always welcome!

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, located at 338 1st Ave. NW, Sioux Center, will host a Back-to-School Block Party on Wed., Aug. 12 from 3:00-7:00p. At the event, Promise will provide free immunizations and dental screens that students need for school. Promise also will offer $20 school and sports physicals.  Free bags with school supplies and hygiene items will be handed out to the first 150 students. The event also will feature free food, games, and activities. Various community organizations will present interactive and educational booths.

CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER: On Thurs., August 13, there will be 2 representatives from Cary Christian Center at the Hull Pizza Ranch starting at 6:00p with a presentation at 7:00 or 7:30p. Feel free to come and catch up, ask questions, and learn a bit about what the Cary Christian Center has been up to!

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:00p at the HOMESTEAD in Hull to car pool. We will be going to The North Place for our evening meal. We need to know how many are coming, so please call Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with your reservation by Sunday, August 16th.

NOTICE: 1st CRC in Sioux Falls invites church ministry volunteers to a Day of Inspiration on Sat., Sept. 12. The day will help kick off the fall season and energize volunteers for joyful service. The theme for the day is “The Wonder of It All: Grace is Better Than You Ever Dared to Image” based on Eph. 3:14-21. The 3 inspirational sessions are: Grace transforms me, Grace transforms our community and Grace equips us to be transformational. Dr. Syd Hielema will be the guest speaker. Please register by Sept. 4 by calling 1-605-338-6904 or online at www.firstchristianreformed.org. Registration and Breakfast at 8:00a, Opening Worship at 8:30. Session 1: 9:00-10:15a; Session 2: 10:30-11:45; Session 3: 12:00-1:15 and Closing & Light Lunch: 1:15-1:30.

2015 MINN-IA-KOTA RETREAT is scheduled for September 15 at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Sharing her memories from missionary parents, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, Valerie Elliot Shephard will be our featured speaker at the retreat. Invite some friends and send in your registration today to the retreat hosted by Bible League International Volunteers. The deadline for registering is August 27. The day will conclude with a wonderful banquet and great concert by One Way Quartet.

JFA annual auction will be held at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center on September 17. There will be a live auction, silent auction, and dessert auction! We’ve very excited to try this venue and this change of events and we hope you’ll join us in seeing how it goes. There will be a catered meal provided. We’re also going to be doing part of our auction online this year; keep an eye on Vande Vegte and Zomer Realty and Auction’s website!

JFA is going to Haiti Oct. 31-Nov. 7. We’re going with Touch of Hope out of Rock Rapids and we’re hoping to get a few people who know how to work with their hands so we can build a house, and also medically-minded people to work at the on-site clinic. If you don’t fall into either of these categories, no worries, there will be plenty to do! Interested? Have questions? Call Lauren at 476-2804 or email lauren@jfa-nwiowa.org. Don’t hesitate, we need to book tickets soon! 

A BUS TOUR to Women of Faith has seats open to St. Paul, MN on Oct. 16-17, 2015. This is an all-inclusive trip with travel, meals, Women of Faith Farewell Tour, and motel for $294 (if 2 people per room) $264 if 3 people per room) or $254 (if 4 people per room). We know you will be blessed and have fun. Contact Julie De Ruyter (712) 230-1379. Expires: August 30th.

DORDT COLLEGE 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. 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.

DORDT COLLEGE FOOTBALL invites the community to be part of the Host-A-Player program to help out-of-state football athletes connect with people from the area. The program aims to build relationships between players and the community and help athletes adjust to a new environment and connect to a local church. Anyone interested in learning about this unique and important opportunity should contact Coach Youngblood at Greg.Youngblood@dordt.edu or 712-449-5442.