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July 14, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 14, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace; from our vain ambition’s worry, come to Christ to find release. Come to join God’s people gathered here to seek and find God’s grace.” (LUYH #527)

WE COME INTO GOD’S PRESENCE WITH PRAISE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song:       #475:1-4 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE SEEK HIS GRACE AND FAVOR

God’s Law (PH pg. 1016)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #223:1-5 “For the Glories of God’s Grace” (2. men; 3. women; 5. all in unison)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #755:1,2 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 103 & Lord’s Day 21 Q&A 56

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Forgiveness of Sins”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Response: #267:1,2,4 “And Can It Be”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #473:1 “To God Be the Glory”
*Postlude    

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Ryan & Christine Kroese, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle & Cindy LeLoux, Deacon Matt & Bethany Bosma

NURSERY TODAY: AM Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Abigail Kats, Maeva Haveman, Jacob Emerick; PM Dan Fedders Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Julie Leusink, Mark Leusink, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Emily Fedders; PM Mike Grevengoed Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Scott Kroese, Brad Kats, Harlan Mouw, Jake Ney

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 14: Cory Ney & Ben Vant Hul; July 21: Lynn Anderson & David Te Krony; July 28: Alex Westra & Ross Te Slaa

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: Hull Food Pantry

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Henry & Cheryl Kats            

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Tim & Ruth Kats

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya                                      

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                              

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Wilmar Pollema to Justin Van Zee; Dan Poppema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Rens to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Shirley Rens to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Jim Rens to Lauren & Connie Runia; Gary Roetman to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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 RE FORMED CHURCH

July 14, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Family of God, welcome to worship this midsummer day! Please share a greeting of peace with your neighbor. 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. 

GREETERS: When you are scheduled to greet and if that Sunday does not work for you, please find a replacement. If you are unable to find one, please call a member of the Evangelism committee.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Jonah 3&4 titled “Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Compassion”.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 18, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy a potluck for supper, so please bring your favorite dish to pass. Please also consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will hear a musical presentation from Ken Nielsen and family. Root beer floats will be provided for dessert. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 29, at 1:30p at the Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley. 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 place your bids. Sheri Ten Napel and Katie Haan will share what they experienced on their trip with Bible League International to Nicaragua. Hope to see many of you at this event.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED from our church for the City of Hull Church Representative. There are a couple of meetings a year at the city office (one is a business type meeting and the other is a few hours of doing a mass mailing for all of Hull). The meetings are in the afternoon. Both men and women are church representatives. Contact Larry Hoekstra or Karen if you are willing to help out.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY adults and young people! Mark your calendars for next Sunday, July 21st!! Michael Fessler is coming to Rock Valley Christian at 7:30p. As an accomplished author, national speaker, and All-American athlete, Fessler will share a powerful message on how God can use athletic ability to deepen intimacy and faith in God. This speaking engagement is free and open to the public!

HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held on Tuesday, July 23, from 12:00-6:00p at the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

THANK YOU: We thank you for your visits to our loved one, Gerald Kroese, at Pleasant Acres and the cards he received. Thank you for the cards and words of comfort after his passing. Thank you to Care Groups 1 and 8 for the beautiful flower arrangements and for the delicious meal following the visitation. We thank also the funeral group who served at the funeral. Many thanks to Pastor Loren for his many visits to Pleasant Acres and for his comforting message. What a comfort to know that Gerald is with his Lord and Savior!

                                    -Harriet Kroese Galen & Connie Kroese and family, Jarvis & Shari De Wild and family

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JUNE:

General Fund: $29,892.00     Building Fund: $2,875.00     Mission Fund:  $2,273.00     Benevolent Fund: $335.00

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the Chapel Service at the Union Gospel Mission on Wednesday, July 31. They request that we be there at 6:45p so that chapel can begin promptly at 7:00p. Care Groups 3&4 are in charge.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

We extend our Christian sympathy to Joyce Vander Well in the passing of her sister-in-law, Wilma Altena, and to all others who mourn Wilma’s passing. Wilma passed away very early Wednesday morning.

Jarvis De Wild continues with radiation and chemo treatments. Pray the treatments will be effective and that the side effects will be minimal. Pray for healing.

Wilmar Pollema is starting a new chemo treatment. Wilmar and Betty are grateful for your prayers.

Give thanks that Russ Vander Schaaf is gaining strength. Doctors are satisfied with his progress but waiting until July 24 to complete the process and remove some temporary tubes.

Give thanks that the recent CT scan for Gary Roetman was clear. Continue to pray that Gary will get stronger.

Bob and Sharon Soodsma were thankful to learn that Sharon’s cancer is stage 1. The plan is to do a Lumpectomy the week of the 22nd. Pray for healing.

Julianne Kats fell on Tuesday, July 2. She was hospitalized in Rock Valley with a compression fracture in her vertebrae. She was released to Pleasant Acres on Tuesday.  

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We are thankful, along with Eileen Boon, that her husband, Marv, was able to return to the Orange City Hospital. He is in a swing bed and going through therapy. We praise God for all these improvements. Lord willing, he will be able to go back to Prairie Ridge in a few days. Visitors are welcome.

We keep Julie Horstman in our prayers as she continues her recovery from a broken leg. Please pray for her healing, encouragement, and patience.

Please be in prayer for Cal Van Der Zwaag’s dad, Gerrit Van Der Zwaag. Gerrit was moved from Sanford hospital to Avera hospital. He has a pool of blood that is putting pressure on his spine which may be affecting his ability to walk. He is currently in the spine and brain specialty unit. Please be in prayer for Gerrit and Cal and their family. Gerrit can have visitors at this time.

We pray for those dealing with illness or continuing their recovery from surgery. We also pray for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western: On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 9, 10, 11, Western Christian High School will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of providing a high quality secondary Christian education to covenant youth. Western Christian would like to invite alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate God’s goodness through various activities you can find on the Western Christian website, www.westernchristianhs.com. Registration for the Saturday night banquet closes Monday, July 22. Nearly 500 from all over the country have already registered so reserve your seat now.

      Western Booster Club: Get your foursome together for the 27th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament that will be held on Friday, August 9, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $100 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

REGISTRATION FORMS for the 2019-2020 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 Hull Chamber Website, or in the American Reformed Church office weekdays until noon. Kids’ Club is open to students who will be entering grades K-3 this Fall. For more information please contact one of our   co-directors: Sylvia Eekhoff at 712-540-7734 or Inisha Hoehamer at 712-578-2796.

KDCR presents Big Daddy Weave in concert on July 19! The concert will be held at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, July 19, at 7:00p. Doors will open at 6:00p for those with general admission tickets. Tickets can be purchased at ticketfly.com and will be on sale via cash purchase at the Dordt University Campus Store.

MASTER’S VOICE QUARTET will present a concert of gospel music at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids on Sunday, July 21, at 2:30p.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding a Classic Car & Truck Tour on Friday, July 26. Registration will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley at 6:30 AM. Entry fee is $80, which includes lunch. Bus will depart at 7:30 AM for Spomer Motors in Worthington, MN, and then travel to Okoboji Classic Cars in Okoboji, IA and Yesterday’s Memories and Truck Museum in Sanborn, IA. The bus will return to Rock Valley by 4:00 PM. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 18th. Visit hopehaven.org for registration forms or contact Scott Koedam at 712-476-2820 or skoedam@hopehaven.org.

YOU ARE INVITED for one session or many at the Okoboji Bible Conference in Arnolds Park. Conference dates are August 3-11. The theme is “Imagine More” from Eph. 3:20. The Conference is available at no charge with offerings being received. There is engaging teaching and vibrant worship at OBC! The Conference begins with “I Am They” in concert at 7:15p on Aug. 3 and concludes with The Collingsworth Family on August 11. Learn all about this 85-year gathering at www.okobojiconference.org.

ADVANCE NOTICE: A free Life Light Festival will be held on August 10 in Rock Valley at the Sports Complex from 4:00-10:00p. Children’s area from 3:00-7:00p and inflatables and worship music beginning at 4:00p. See the brochure on the bulletin board.