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July 10, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 10, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:5

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: SW#4 “We Bow Down”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Response: #464:1,2,4 “Father Long Before Creation”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Hope Haven

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Hymn of Preparation: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 1:27- 2:7 – Belgic Confession Art. 14, para. 1-4

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God Created Man in His Image”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #8:1,2,4,5 “LORD, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

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

*Postlude     

*indicates congregation stand

organist… Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Ryan & Rachel Bolkema, Elder Doug & Sandy Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Darren & Shar Bonestroo, Deacon Ross & Morgan Te Slaa

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kate Bonestroo, Lindsey Pfingsten, Benjamin Kats, Isabella Zomermaand, Chandler Pollema; PM Seth Oostenink Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 10: Blaike Bonestroo, Eric Rens; July 17: Riley Grevengoed, Alex Westra; July 24: Mitchell Fedders, Justin Pollema; July 31: Dason Vant Hul, Lane Driesen

SECURITY COMMITTEE: 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 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Hope Haven

NEXT SUNDAY: The Banquet

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Don & Mary K.                         NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Mary L.

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                      NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle LeLoux

CORRESPONDENCE: Jake Ney to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Larry Oolman to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Jim Oostenink to Lauren & Connie Runia; Seth Oostenink to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Brody Pollema 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

July 10, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In Paul’s words to believers of long ago: “To God’s holy people…Grace and peace to you from God our Father” (Col. 1:2, NIV). Welcome! 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 we welcome Trevor Mouw as he leads our worship service. His message is from Colossians 2 titled “Freedom!”

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we have the joy of witnessing the sacrament of baptism of Beau Adrian Scholten, infant son of Jon and Bethany.

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 Monday, Tuesday, 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

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, July 12, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 21, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy a spaghetti supper. Following our meal, a Gideon representative will share their story. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.

REGISTRATION FORMS for the 2022-2023 Kids’ Club year will become available this week. Registration forms will be made available in the following ways: Boyden Hull registration packets, via email for Hull Christian students, on the Chamber Websites, the city website, or in the American Reformed Church office M-F until noon. Kids’ Club is open to students who will be entering grades K-3 this fall at no cost. For more information, please contact one of our co-directors:  Sylvia Eekhoff at 712-540-7734 or Elaine Boogerd at 712-348-4181.

MANY THANKS to all for the love and many, many prayers for our granddaughter, Grace DeJong, while she was going through her open-heart surgery and subsequent emergency bowel surgery. The love, support, concern and prayers of our loving church family were absolutely overwhelming! And above all, all praise and glory goes to our Gracious Heavenly Father, who is the Great Physician and Healer! We thank Him for successful surgeries, for sparing her life and for her amazing recovery! Praise God always! -Walt & Lavonne den Hoed

THANK YOU: We want to thank everyone of our church family for the cards of encouragement, thoughts, and prayers during the surgeries on my hand and the issues with my heart. The valve replacement surgery appears to have been successful. George will be starting cardiac rehab next week. Special thanks to our care group, elder Rod Te Krony and Pastor Kotman for all the calls and prayers. We have felt the presence of God during this time.  -George & Nancy Heynen  

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Daryl & Marvella Van Wyhe in the passing of Daryl’s sister-in-law, Fran (Mrs. Kerwin) Van Wyhe of Denver, Colorado. She passed away on Thursday, June 30.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Walt and Lavonne den Hoed and all who mourn the passing of Walt’s sister, Corrie Schelling of Sioux Center. She died on Tuesday, July 5.

Ed Scholten has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and has been placed on hospice care as of Thursday, July 7. Pray that he will be comfortable.

Continue to pray for Taylyn Vander Schaaf in anticipation of her surgery. Pray for continued health and that she gains more weight. Give thanks that the echo showed no change from her last echo two months ago.

Give thanks that knee replacement surgery went well for Harlyn Bolkema on Tuesday. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Carver and Maddox Kooima as they 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. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

Donna Rens was scheduled for surgery at the Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls on Friday, July 8, to have a defibrillator put in. Pray for healing.

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

Pray for Rog Vis in his struggle with Parkinson’s.

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:

Pete Steiger’s mother and Mark Steiger’s grandmother, Janet Steiger, went to be with the Lord last week Wednesday morning unexpectedly. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 9, in Lynden, WA. Pray for comfort for the family.

Loren Van Otterloo continues in his course of treatment. He has once again been blessed with minimal side effects. This week he visited 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!

Pray for Jackie Covey and her family. She was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. The family had appointments Thursday with a palliative care team and radiation oncology to discuss plans for her care.

Cody Bauer has had appointments this week at Mayo in Rochester to seek more answers for the cause of his seizures. Please continue to keep him and Kathy and the family in your prayers.

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: We are accepting applications for a part-time or Full-Time 1st grade teacher. 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

HOSPERS HABITAT Groundbreaking Ceremony will be on Thursday, July 21, at 10:00a at 111 Sunrise Dr. in Hospers. Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity to give thanks to God for Him bringing this project together and celebrate with the Eustoquia Barranco family. Everyone is welcome!

NW IOWA BIBLE LEAGUE is sponsoring Christmas in July. Enjoy a silent auction, Bible League updates, fun with bells and coffee time fellowship. You don’t want to miss it. Immanuel CRC, Orange City, July 25, at 1:30p.

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.

THE IRBC BASIC TRAINING COURSE in Reformed Biblical Counseling will give you valuable insights on how to counsel from Scripture those in your family, church, or workplace who are struggling with problems. For more information and an application type “reformedbiblicalcounseling” in your internet word search, and then click on “Basic Training Couse” at the top of our homepage. Registration deadline is August 24 at noon. Class size is limited; first come, first serve.