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July 15, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 15, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister   

Preparation for worship: “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (Isaiah 30:18) 




*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

*Hymn of Commitment: SW#42-1,2 “Cry of My Heart”



Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund




*Hymn of Preparation: “By Faith”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Kings 4:1-7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Widow’s Oil”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #556:1-3 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”



*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”



*indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats




GREETERS TODAY:  Travis & Brittany Veldman, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Peg Visser, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf


NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Betty Vande Griend, Emily Van Schepen, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Teagan De Jager, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Lonni Westphal Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY:  AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Haley Wielenga, Faith Kleinwolterink, Colin Westra; PM Travis Veldman Family


USHERS FOR JULY.: Rod Te Krony, Greg Vanden Bosch, Ryan Kroese, Glen Scholten

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: 15. Mitchell Fedders & Zach Mouw; 22. Colin Westra & Marcus Te Krony; 29: Bryce Veldman & Alex Westra 


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 Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Village Northwest


COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Nic & Shirley Van Engen      



POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Julie/Tonya                  



SOUND SYSTEM TODAY:  Cody                                                        



CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Kroese to Justin Van Zee; Eric Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Galen Kroese to Kevin Schutte; John Kroese to Lauren Runia; Larry Kroese to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)




   9:30 AM       Worship Service

10:45 AM      Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Service




July 15, 2018


WELCOME TO FIRST HULL As “David and all the house of Israel (danced) before the LORD” in 2 Samuel 6, may our spirits rejoice and praise God together in worship. 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 Rev. Kotman’s message is from Acts 9:1-19 titled “Saul: A Transformed Life”.


THE PETITION for the Right to Life issue will remain on the narthex table until next week Sunday. If you have not done so yet, please take a minute to sign the 3 petitions.


NEXT SUNDAY MORNING the Council will be serving cake and coffee in honor of Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien’s 50th wedding anniversary.


THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 19, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy taverns and coney dogs for supper. Following our meal, we will hear a musical presentation from Ken Nielsen and family. Root beer floats will be served for dessert. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.


THE BIBLE LEAGUE Christmas in July will be held on Monday, July 23, at 1:30p at our 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 place your bids. Andrew Earnshaw, a representative from the Bible League headquarters, will be here to speak to us about the work of Bible League International. Hope to see you there!



General Fund:    $19,512.87                           Guatemala Trip:             $1,320.00

Building Fund:   $     260.00                           Paradise Bound:             $1,252.20

Mission Fund:    $     960.00                           Habitat for Humanity:   $   677.00




Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy to Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul and family in the passing of Orv’s brother-in-law, Marvin Vande Kamp of Rock Valley, on Saturday morning, July 7.

Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy Mary & Don Krommendyk & family in the passing of Mary’s father, and to Noella and Ed Haveman and to LuAnn De Wild and families in the passing of their stepfather, Anthony Smit, who died on Monday morning.

Ÿ  Duane Vande Griend had successful surgery this past Wednesday. The plan was to return home on Thursday. Pray for healing. Duane & Aletha really appreciate your thoughts, prayers and concern.

Ÿ  Heath Stoker finished chemo treatment. The next step in his treatment begins in August. Continue to remember Heath and Kayla in your prayers.

Ÿ  Give thanks that Melvin Van Otterloo is back at Pleasant Acres. Pray for strength and better health.

Ÿ  Continue to pray for Florence Kroese as she recovers from a fall.

Ÿ  Continue to keep Lisa Wiersma in prayer as she continues with her treatments. 

Ÿ  Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, Melvin Van Otterloo; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in  George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.



Ÿ  We offer our Christian sympathy to Shelly & Loren Van Otterloo and family as they mourn the passing of Shelly’s grandfather, Anthony Smit, 91, of Hull. The funeral was held this past Thursday. May the Lord continue to provide His comfort and hope.

Ÿ  We pray for Jemma De Jong’s continued progress and healing and strength for the De Jong and Kooima families.

Ÿ  Wilma Heynen continues with her treatment for cancer. We pray that it will be effective and that she will be able to manage the side effects.

Ÿ  Joanne Buyert was able to return to her apartment. We praise God for his healing mercies.

Ÿ  Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.

Ÿ  We pray for Dave and Doris Van Beek’s daughter Deanne and her family, Brian and Sage, as they visit countries in Africa, discerning the location and timing for potential full time service there.

Ÿ  We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.        



      Western is celebrating its 100th anniversary in August 2019. A book is being put together to commemorate this anniversary. As part of the book we would like to include memories from former and current students as well as former and current faculty. Send your reflections to or mail them to: Western Christian High School, Box 658, Hull, IA 51239

      The 27th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 10, at 12:00 at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $90 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. Please call Mike Broek (712-395-0699) or Mike Roetman (712-449-5199) to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.



COME ENJOY an evening of Gospel Music at the American Reformed Church on July 27 at 7:00p. It will feature Perry & Audrey Raman and Hull native Tom (T.J.) Klay from Nashville. A freewill offering will be taken.

COME SPONSOR a 2x4 to help build the Hull Habitat House! You, your friends, family, church group, business, etc. can sponsor a 2x4 for $50 and decorate it with Bible verses, encouragement notes, prayers, pictures, logos, etc. Your decorated 2x4 will be framed into the house and there will be a Stud Finder Open House later on to see everyone’s. Get more details and sign up by August 1 by contacting Kurt Franje: 712-476-2804 or

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, located at 338 First Ave. NW, Sioux Center, will host a Back-to-School Block Party 2 at 7:00p on Wed., Aug. 1l. At the event, Promise will provide free immunizations, dental screens and vision screens that students need for school. Promise also will offer $25 school and sports physicals. Free drawstring bags with school and health supplies will be handed out. The event also will feature free food, games and activities offered by several community organizations. All area students and their families are invited.

JUSTICE FOR ALL is gearing up for the Annual Fall Auction and Picnic which will take place on Thursday evening, Sept. 6, at the JFA Ministry Center. We are planning a great evening of fun for the whole family! Along with the live and on-line Auction and meal, keep looking for updates on some exciting new additions to this year’s event! We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at 476-2804 or SAVE THE DATE! This is one of JFA ministries most important fund raising events so we hope that you will come out and support the on-going ministry of JFA as we continue to share and care in Christ’s name!