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July 10, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32



*Call to Worship:

              Pastor:      Our hearts are ready, O Lord our hearts are ready!

              People:     We will sing and make melody! We will awaken the dawn!

                                       Pastor:      We will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples, we will sing praises to you among the nations.

                                        People:     For your steadfast love is great above the heavens and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

*Opening Song: #557:1-3 “O God Beyond All Praising” (LUYH)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

*Song of Assurance: #264:1-4 “Lord I Want to Be a Christian”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund



 *Song of Preparation: SW#47:1-3 “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22,23, Ephesians 4:25-5:2

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: SW#50:1-5 “The Servant Song”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”


*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Randy & Sandy Westra, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Evan & Shondra Wielenga, Elder Harry & Dee Meendering

NURSERY TODAY: AM Steph Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Mackelle Grevengoed, Chris Baccam, Jacob Emerick; PM Mike Grevengoed Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Van Otterloo, Amy Emerick, Chandler Pollema, Ashten Winterfeld, Amanda Wiersma; PM Scott Grevengoed Family  

USHERS FOR JULY: Jake Ney, Dan Bonestroo, Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo

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: Kirk & Stephanie Struik

COFFEE SERVERS NET WEEK: Rod & Connie Te Krony   

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Lisa; Run: Sally

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: AM Julie; PM Set: Jason; Run: Julie                                            

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                


CORRESPONDENCE: Goldie Veldman to Justin Van Zee; Randy Veldman to Kevin Schutte; Travis Veldman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Roger Vis to Lauren Runia; Ken Visser 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   


July 10, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters in Christ, a warm welcome to First CRC. May you leave here reminded of and filled with God’s lavish 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. 

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Genesis 1:1-27 titled “In the Beginning God…”.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will NOT be meeting today. We will meet next week Sunday for all those who can make it.

UPDATED CARE GROUPS are in the church mailboxes. If there are any changes in phone numbers or if you want your cell phone listed, please let me know! Thank you.  -Karen

NEEDED: Volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. You would deliver about one time a year. Call Aletha Vande Griend at 439-2020.

REMINDER: Please turn in your Faith Promise Form to Seth Oostenink’s mailbox as soon as possible!

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

THE VAN EES have decided to retire from their missionary service. This will free up funds that were previously allocated to them. It was suggested we use these funds to serve a more local missionary need or possibly a missionary that is closer affiliated to church family members. If you have suggestions where these funds could go, please contact one of the Evangelism Committee members and we will further consider them.

THANK YOU for all the cards, prayers and concern shown following Harold’s surgery. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and Norma for their visit. It was all very much appreciated. –Harold & Leona Vander Vegte

THANK YOU to all who have been in prayer for our granddaughter, Leela, and for our family. Leela, who is recovering from a severe brain bleed that occurred last Sunday, is now breathing on her own and showing some signs of responsiveness. However, she still hasn’t woken up. Please continue to pray that the Lord will bring healing to Leela, and will show his grace and love in this situation. –Lauren & Connie Runia, our Missionaries in Papua New Guinea



Addison Pfingsten’s tests turned out great and she does not need to go back for any further testing. Praise God for answered prayers!

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

Cliff Koele continues as a patient at Sioux Center Hospital until July 13 and will go to Mayo on July 14. Pray for healing, strength, and encouragement. Cliff appreciates all of your visits, cards and prayers. Pray also for Marlys.

Please pray for Val Brummel and her niece, Tessa De Vries, as they serve in Guatemala from July 8-19, 2016. They will be working with several ministries doing house builds, a wheelchair distribution, and a soup kitchen at a community garbage dump.

Esther Rozeboom had emergency colon surgery on Monday in the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray for healing. Before you visit Esther at the hospital, please call her to see if she is up for a visit.

Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Whispering Heights; 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.


Please be in prayer for Kaylee Hulstein’s (Care Group 2B) step-father, Dan Cristelli, of Bellingham, WA. He was severely injured in a motorcycle accident this past week. He is currently in ICU, but is showing good improvement and progress. We thank God for sparing his life and we pray for continued healing. We are also thankful that Kaylee, who was in WA visiting family, has been able to visit him.

We continue to pray for God’s healing and peace for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah as Dave is treated for Leukemia (Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B), brother-in-law)

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


      HCS Rally Day Sale: For many years, we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork for our Rally Day Sale. If you would like to make a donation of meat to this year’s sale or give a donation towards purchasing meat and the processing costs, please contact Donna Van Grouw (470-2336) or Susan De Yager (540-7298).

      Western Christian High School will hold its registration on Wednesday and Thursday, July 13&14 from 8:00a-1:00p and 4:00-8:00p in the new office/entryway area.

      The 25th annual 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.


MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wed., July 13, 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!

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: A major misconception about Estate Planning is that you only have to do it once in your lifetime. Remember, our lives are not stagnant. Your Estate Plan needs to reflect these changes. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will assist you in reviewing your current plan and updating it, with no cost or obligation. Jim will be meeting with families in our area from July 11-July 12, 2016. Call Deb Harder at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule an appointment.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wednesday, July 20, at 1:00p in the Royale Meadows West Community Room. Ashley Anderson will talk about the behaviors in dementia. RSVP by July 19 to Ashley at 722-8157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

HOPE HAVEN: Thursday, July 21, is our annual Tractor Ride. Registration for this event will be held at Town and Country Implement in Rock Valley. Registration times are from 4:00-5:00p. Tractors will depart at 5:00p for Rock River Jersey Dairy east of Inwood. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. Freewill donation for this event. To pre-register or for more information, contact Scott Koedam at 712-476-2820 or email

THE BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 25, at 1:30p at the Rock Rapids Reformed Church. You are asked to bring an item such as baked goods, crafts, plants, etc. to place on the silent auction tables. You will be given time to view the items and to place your bids on them. Remember this is a fund raiser! Author James Schaap will be there to share some of his stories with us. Hope to see many of you there.

LOVE, INC of Sioux County is looking for a ministry oriented person to help in the Clearinghouse and provide administrative support to the Executive Director. The position is for Tuesday & Friday mornings and one flexible morning each week (12 hr/wk). Send your resume to Love INC, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

LUKE SOCIETY:  Prayer requests: Dr. Tom Olewe (Nairobi, Kenya) is searching for ways to expand his ministry to new communities in Kenya. Pray that the Lord would give him a special measure of wisdom as he develops ministry sites in Basil, Masai and Nyakach. Around this time each year, parts of India suffer intense heat. Prem and Dr. Pushpa Rout report that this year has been very difficult. Water reservoirs are drying up which is making water availability scarce. Many villagers are dying from heat and thirst. Pray that the heat would subside. Violence related to drugs and poverty is a major problem in many of the regions where Luke Society ministries are located. Violence is especially prevalent in Central America. Pray that God would protect lives in this region. Praise items: Give thanks that construction has resumed on the new ministry clinic in Southern Laos. The project had been stalled for a number of months while it waited for government approval. Pray that construction can continue and that people will be receptive to the director’s services. Praise the Lord there were no major casualties at the Luke Society’s ministry in Ecuador after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake April 14. Yeny Agila de Pinos (Quininde, Ecuador) is working on a project to assist churches who had individuals affected by the earthquake. After months of recovery from a life-threatening kidney ailment, Dr. Felix Aldalve (Trujillo, Peru) has returned to ministry activities and his passion for sharing the Gospel.