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July 03, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 3, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Ps. 29:2

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, OUR CREATOR

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:  Ps. 47: vs. 1,2, 6,7)

        Pastor:       Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. How awesome is the

                            Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth!

        People:      Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God

                            is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

*Psalm of Praise: #232 “You Are Worthy” (sing twice, 2nd time a capella)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Greeting One Another in the Name of our Lord

*Hymn of Praise: SW#24:1-3 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

WE APPROACH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER THROUGH HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #459:1-3 “Our World Belongs to God

Guide to Christian Living

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: Building Fund

Offertory

Hymn of Gratitude: #879:1-3 “Lord of All Good” (LUYH)

WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Hymn of Preparation: #435:1-4 “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (Stand on verses 2-4)

Prayer for the Holy Spirit’s Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 1:1-27 (text vs. 1) & B.C. 12 Para. 1-3

God’s Word Proclaimed: “In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth”

Prayer

WE RESPOND IN THANKSGIVING

*Hymn of Response: #453:1 “Let All Things Now Living”

*Charge and Blessing

*Doxology: #453:2 “Let All Things Now Living”

*Postlude     

*indicates congregation stand - organist… Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Nate & Jade Boer, Deacon Curtis & Emily Van Grouw

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ryan & Rachel Bolkema, Doug & Sandy Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Ainsley Haveman, Kyrin De Groot, Lane Driesen; PM Kyle Pollema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Emily Van Grouw, Braden Baccam, Abby Fedders, Madison Emerick; PM Jake Ney Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Dan Bonestroo, Body Pollema, Lonny Van Schepen, Randy Winterfeld

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 3: Ethan Ney, Dalton Westra; July 10: Blaike Bonestroo, Eric Rens; July 17: Riley Grevengoed, Alex Westra; July 24: Lane Driesen, Justin Pollema;

July 31: Dason Vant Hul, Mitchell Fedders

SECURITY COMMITTEE: July 3: Zach Mouw; July 10: Zachary Vant Hul; July 17: Dave Vant Hul; July 24: Waylon Pollema; July 31: Dan Poppema

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Hope Haven

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ryan & Christine K.                NEXT SUNDAY: Don & Mary K.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                                                                              

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Kyle LeLoux to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ken Leusink to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Rick Leusink to Lauren & Connie Runia; Harry Meendering to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Harlan Mouw 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

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 3, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship in Jesus’ name. As we pray today that God bless America, may the whole world know God’s goodness and live in peace and love. 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.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not be meeting this evening.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 125 titled “Those Who Cannot Be Shaken”.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE is considering scheduling a time to worship with Cornerstone Prison Church. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to call Dave Vande Griend 439-1448.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: Copies available. Stop in my office, catch me on Sunday after church, or call (439-1626). -Karen

OFFICE HOURS: This week I will be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you need assistance and I am not in, you may leave a message on the answering machine (439-1626) or if it is something that needs immediate attention, call my cell phone 712-578-1835 or 712-475-3094. -Karen

                                                                                                                       

DEAR FRIENDS & PRAYER PARTNERS: As many of you are aware, we are busy packing our bags and preparing for 1 year of ReConnect (home assignment) which will last from July, 2022 to June 30, 2023. We ask for your prayers for a smooth trip over the Atlantic and for God’s favor as we reenter the US after over 3.5 years abroad. Pray also for God’s protection and strength over the coming weeks as we will be doing a fair amount of traveling. We will fly out on Saturday, and will spend about 2 weeks in Montana for reentry and vacation before driving to Grand Rapids to visit our supporting churches and have consultation with the Resonate home office. In mid-August, we will drive to Iowa where we will spend the school year and connect with our supporting churches there. On the side of church visits and presentations about our Christian education ministry in West Africa, if we have not already done so, we will follow up directly with your congregation for specific details and timing. We look forward to connecting with you all over the coming weeks and months!

                                                                                    Together in Christ, Sosthene & Kara Maletoungou

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Continue to pray for Taylyn Vander Schaaf in anticipation of her surgery. Pray that she recovers soon from a cold. Her next echo ultrasound is scheduled for July 5.

Harlyn Bolkema is having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, July 5, in Sioux Center. Pray for successful surgery.

Continue to remember Carver and Maddox as they grow and develop.

Give thanks that Grace De Jong returned home from the hospital last Sunday, June 26. She continues to do very well and is improving daily.

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. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

Give thanks that surgery on Tuesday for George Heynen was successful. Pray for him as he continues to recover.

Pray for Josh De Wild as he recovers from wrist surgery.

Donna Rens is scheduled for surgery at the Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls this Friday, July 8. Donna will have a defibrillator put in. Pray that the surgery goes well and that Donna will have better health.

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: Ed Scholten. 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:

Prayers are requested for the Janet Steiger family.  Pete Steiger’s mother went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning unexpectedly. We would like to offer prayers for comfort for the family as they mourn their loss and plan to celebrate her life. As details become available in regard to arrangements, we will share them.

Loren Van Otterloo has completed 3 chemo treatments in this 2nd round and has once again been blessed with minimal side effects. He has developed a blood clot, but that is being treated with blood thinners at this time. This week he will be visiting with an oncologist at Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, specifically concerning the surgery to remove the cancer. Please pray for clarity and peace through the process! God is in control and HE CAN do more than we ask or imagine!

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

   Just a little reminder to remember Bargain Alley with all your summer cleaning by donating your gently used clothes and quality household goods.

   HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time paraprofessional position that would work with students in lower and middle grades. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (rtenpas@hullchristian.com) or call the office at 439-2273).

   HCS is splitting the 1st grade class into 2 sections because of the large class size for the 2022-2023 school year. We are accepting applications for a part-time 1st grade teacher (afternoons). Applications can be found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

    

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, July 5. Speakers: Dar & Bev Hurni – living with Schizophrenia. For more information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Everyone is invited to the annual Summerfest outdoor concert, Music in the Park, on Thursday, July 7, at 7:00p at Westside Park in Hull. Gospel singer Dusty Barrett (formerly with Soul’d Out Quartet) will perform. Free root beer floats will be served, and freewill donations will be accepted to support mission projects at First Reformed Church. Bring a lawn chair.

LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time Church Ambassador 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 computer skills; 3) A self-starter that can work independently and collaboratively within a team setting; 4) Skilled in giving presentations and comfortable praying in various size groups; 5) Willingness to work with a variety of Christian church denominations. Please send resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247. For more information, please contact Debbie at 476-5990.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend will be July 29-31. Friday, July 29: Kick Off Worship Service from 6:00-7:45p; Sat. & Sunday: 8:00-4:00p each day. Theme is Renewal. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, July 7. Contact us at 507-215-3670 or office@cornerstonepcsd.org We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!

THE IRBC BASIC TRAINING COURSE in Reformed Biblical Counseling will assist in equipping you to apply God’s Word to common problems people encounter. This is meat – and it’s not just for pastors, elders, and deacons – but for all church members. The need for thoroughly biblical, confessional, and trained counselors who are accountable to the body of Christ has never been more profound; IRBC’s training is invaluable for such a time as this. Information and applications can be obtained at reformedbiblicalcounseling.org.