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July 12, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 12, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for worship: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say “Peace be within you”. For the sake of the house of the Lord Our God, I will seek your prosperity. Ps. 122:6-9

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude    

*Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #253:1,2,4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

*Opening Prayer

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance

Hymn: #419:1,3,4,5 “Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

*Song of Preparation: #209:1-3 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 13:31-35, Matthew 6:9-13 & L.D. 48

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Your Kingdom Come”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #555:1-3 “Lead On, O King Eternal”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #596:1-4 “From Ocean unto Ocean”

*Postlude     

Your offering for the Christian Ed Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Evan Schroeder

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 12, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Isaiah declares that the word of God will surely accomplish God’s purpose (55:11). May we eagerly hear God’s message so we might also live it. Welcome to worship!

OFFERING SCHEDULE: The offering for today, July 12, is for the Christian Ed Fund. Next Sunday the offering is for World Renew Disaster Response.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who have signed up to make profession of faith, meet in the large room in the youth group building at 10:45 this morning.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 25:13-26:1-32 titled “The Best Possession”.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the administration of baptism to Ezra James Schroeder, infant son of Evan & Rachel.

USHERS for July are: Brent De Jager, Rick Leusink, Harlyn Bolkema, Cory De Wit.

SOUND SYSTEM: Today: Rick Kiers; Next Sunday: Cody Kiers

POWER POINT: Today: AM Arlene; PM: Jason/Kirk; Next Sunday: Shirley

MEETINGS: Mon., July 13th:

      6:30p Elders (Youth Bldg.); 7:00p Deacons (church basement); 8:00 Council (Youth Bldg.)

PROJECTION OPERATORS NEEDED!! The church is in need of one or two more people to set up and/or run power point at church. No experience necessary, just a finger that can push a button! Please contact Kirk Struik, krkstrk@gmail.com or 441-6995 if you are interested.

TAGS STILL AVAILABLE for the Clothe a Child Project. Please consider taking a tag(s) and buying the item listed. Be sure to attach the tag to the item (VERY IMPORTANT). Gift receipts are helpful. Items should be returned to church by July 29th. They can be placed under the church mailboxes.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 16, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3 miles north and 2 miles east of Hull. We will enjoy a pancake supper with sausages and juice. If you have not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, a men’s quartet will sing for us. The quartet is comprised of Bert Van Batavia, Arnold Tiedeman, Ken Nielsen, and Pastor Aaron Deutsch. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with any questions.

DUE TO COVID-19 the Bible League International Christmas in July which was to be held on Monday, July 27, has been CANCELLED. This is one of Northwest Iowa Division of BLI fund raiser so contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please send your contribution to Linda Visser at 105 4th St. SW, Orange City, IA 51041

KIDS’ CLUB: As CDC recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic change, social distancing, practices  evolve, and as Sioux County continues to add new coronavirus cases, the Hull Kids’ Club Executive  Team and staff have decided that out of an abundance of caution Kids’ Club will be cancelled this Fall with the goal of  beginning in January of 2021. Please pray for the plans they are making to welcome students back in January.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank all of you for your cards, acts of kindness, and expressions of sympathy in the home going of our dear one, Sally. Thank you to Rev. Kotman and Rev. Klompien for their sympathy and concern. Thank you also to Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese for their visit and food. It’s great to be a part of a loving and caring church. -Joyce Vande Griend and family

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL that the fluid in Gary’s lungs is diminishing and he is eating more! However, he still struggles with breathing and isn’t gaining much strength. This causes him to be quite uncomfortable during the day and night. We praise God for so many answered prayers and thank each and every one of you who have been faithfully asking God for healing! Our hearts are full of gratitude to Pastor Kotman for his many calls, praying with us over the phone and texted prayers that Gary and I can pray together! Thank you to the Deacons, Care Group 4 and members of this congregation for cards, words of encouragement and all the support shown in so many wonderful ways! One of our young prayer warriors wrote this verse, “God is my refuge and strength! An every-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea!” Ps. 46:1-2. God is present in all we are going through! All Praise to Him! -Gary & Susan Roetman

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

We extend our Christian sympathy to Maureen Veldman and family in the passing of Maureen’s father, Mike Kleinwolterink, of Sheldon on Saturday morning, July 4. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Pray for Sandy Starkenburg that the medication and a soft food diet would bring relief to her reoccurring swallowing problems.  

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Give thanks that Diane Bonestroo’s foot is almost completely healed. The date for her thyroid surgery is yet to be determined.  

Give thanks that Berdena Bylsma is doing well since her new pacemaker was inserted.

LeRoy Jongetjes continues at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley as he waits for knee replacement surgery. Pray for patience and healing.

Give thanks that surgery went well for Orv Vant Hul on Monday. Pray for good results from the lab tests. Pray for healing.

Pray for Esther Rozeboom as she adjusts to her new home. She moved to Friendly Horizons in Sioux Center on Wed., July 1. Her address is Friendly Horizons, 645 1st Ave., SW, Room 110, Sioux Center, IA 51250.

Pray for Pete Soodsma in his struggles with Parkinson’s and depression.

Jarvis De Wild had an appointment with his oncologist on Thursday. A recent CT scan showed that he has two enlarged lymph nodes. It is uncertain if they are benign or cancerous. He will have a repeat CT scan in three months to see if the lymph nodes have grown. Pray for good health for Jarvis and for good results from his next CT scan.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Gary Roetman, father of Matt Roetman, continues to be treated for cancer. We pray he responds well to treatment and for healing. We pray for his wife, Susan, and family as they support him.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

   Meat Donation for HCS Rally Day: We are grateful for the beef and pork donations we have received for the Rally Day Sale in years past. If you would like to make a donation of meat or give a monetary gift towards purchasing meat or processing costs for this year’s sale, contact Sarah Fykstra (712-348-0966).