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July 16, 2017


Rev. Loren Kotman.… Minister

Preparation for Worship: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (I John 4:10-11)



*Responsive Call to Worship: (LUYH #539)

Pastor: O magnify the Lord with me.

People Let us exalt God’s name together!

Pastor: We will give thanks to you, O Lord, with our whole heart; we will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

People: We will be glad and exult in you; we will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Pastor: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.  People: Amen

*Opening Prayer

*Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #95:1-4 “Now With Joyful Exultation”


Reading of the Law

Responsive Prayer of Confession: (LUYH #113)

Pastor: God of our salvation, we marvel that you sent your Son in the world, that we might become your children. Yet we confess that we often rebel against you and your ways. We fall back into a spirit of fear. We turn toward false saviors.

People: Forgive and heal us, we pray. Help us, once again, to turn away from all that is false, and to turn toward you. Help us to hear and embrace the identity, the promise and the calling you give to us in our baptism as your dearly loved children. Amen

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Assurance: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

Prayers of the People

Offering: Christian Ed. Fund



Song of Preparation: #499:1-6 “My God, How Wonderful You Are”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Wisdom for Worship”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: #178:1,2,4,5 “What Shall I Render to the Lord”

*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: Kyle & Shae Pollema, Deacon Dave & Sherry Van’t Hul

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle & Cindy LeLoux, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

NURSERY TODAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Judi Wesselink, Emily Fedders, Dylan Zomermaand, Dawson Feenstra; PM Brent De Jager Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sherry Van’t Hul, Shondra Wielenga, Braden Baccam, Maeva Haveman, Alyssa Fedders; PM Matt Bosma Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Zachary Mouw, Doug Pollema, Eric Kroese, Travis Kooima

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Christian Ed Fund

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Center for Financial Education







CORRESPONDENCE: Evan Schroeder to Justin Van Zee; Matt Schultze to Kevin Schutte; Tom Sheffield to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Snieder to Lauren Runia; Pete Soodsma to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service – refreshments will be served in the basement following the service.



July 16, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to First Christian Reformed Church as we rejoice in the Spirit’s gifts, receive God’s Word and become refreshed to go forth and serve again in Jesus’ name. 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 Steve & Tara Dekkers will be worshipping with us. They will share about their work with Launch Global. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the church basement.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 4:23-31 titled “The Believers’ Prayer”.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 20, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy coney dogs and taverns for supper. Following the meal, Paul Van Roekel from George will present information on bee keeping and honey production.

CLOTHE-A-CHILD: Please turn in your item for the child you have, with a receipt, by Monday, July 24th. Please place the item under the mailboxes.


  1. Council Committees were reviewed and approved.
  2. There is an additional hearing aid to hand out.
  3. Guatemala trip can be held again next year if we schedule soon. Motion was made to plan financially to make plans for the trip next year. Date to be made known soon.


General Fund: $22,331.00

Building Fund:    1,365.00

Mission Fund:       325.00

Guatemala:           900.00

SC Gospel Mission: 336.00

The Bridge:          265.60



Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Bud & Lou Krommendyk, Glenda & Larry Oolman and Don & Mary Krommendyk in the passing of Bud’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred (Jane) Krommendyk of Orange City who passed away on Monday. May God comfort this family in their loss.

Ÿ Cindy LeLoux’ father, Harlan Vollink, is now under hospice care at the Sioux Falls VA Hospital. Please remember Harlan, Cindy and Kyle and other family members in your prayers.

Ÿ Congratulations to Cory and Sherry DeWit on the birth of a baby girl, Marissa Ann born on Tuesday, July 11, at the hospital in Orange City.

Ÿ Give thanks that surgery to remove the thyroid gland went well for Teresa Vanden Bosch on Tuesday. Pray for a good pathology report.

Ÿ The Madison VA has denied Eldon De Wild for a lung transplant. They are waiting to hear from the Seattle VA whether or not they will accept Eldon. Continue to remember Eldon and LuAnn in your prayers.

Ÿ Give thanks with Dar Sohl for progress made in her recovery from recent hip replacement surgery.

Ÿ Pray for those who are participating in the International Cadet Camporee. From our church, Nic Van Engen and Joel Leusink are on the planning committee, Mary Leusink is helping with food service, Ken Leusink, Larry Hoekstra, Jason Kats and Eric Kroese are helping with the service project – cutting down trees. Cadets Cory Ney, Ethan Ney and Jesse Ney will be participating in the Camporee.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Ÿ Lee and Aysha De Groot will be attending the Prairie Serve from July 15-22. While at the Serve they will be working with the children of lower Sioux City and South Sioux City thru the Lao Unity CRC VBS and thru the Winnebago Reformed Church on the Reservation. Please pray that all who attend can be used by Jesus to further His Kingdom

Ÿ Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, will undergo tests this coming week, and if the results are good, he will receive radiation and chemo to prepare for a bone marrow transplant scheduled for July 27. Please pray for Dave’ physical as well as spiritual strength as they continue. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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.


The 26th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 11, 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, supper, and the chance to win prizes. Mulligans will also be sold at registration. To register or if you have any questions, feel free to call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.


LYON COUNTY FAIR Gospel & Praise Concert will be held today, July 16, at 2:30p at the First Ref. Church in Rock Rapids featuring “Four for Him” (Aaron Alons, Andy Prins, Nate Schreurs, John Schreurs).

SEEKING YOUR HELP: GEMS Girls’ Clubs Leadership Conference is looking for volunteers to help make this conference a success July 26-30 at Dordt College. You do not need to be a GEMS counselor to volunteer. Any and all help is welcomed. Visit to sign up or contact Rina Klynsma at

WOMEN’S NIGHT OF WORSHIP: Open to all women! Join us for an intimate and uplifting night of worship Thursday, July 27, from 7:00-9:00p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at Dordt. As a part of the GEMS Girls’ Clubs Leadership Conference this opportunity is open to all women. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at Cost is $15.

LAWN CHAIRS NEEDED: The Local Conference Committee for the GEMS Conference to be held at Dordt College is looking to borrow lawn chairs for July 28&29. They will be returned following the Conference in early August. Contact Karinda de Boom at or 605-321-1038.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients and caregivers on Thursday, July 20, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Point Gathering Room. Questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

HOPE HAVEN: Thursday, July 20, 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 5:30p for Carmel with a stop at Post Equipment. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. There will be a freewill donation for this event. To pre-register for this event 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 24, at 1:30p at the Hospers CRC. 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. Our guest speaker will be Loren Veldhuizen who will share his experiences in Africa with a power point presentation. Hope to see you all there.

KINGDOM BOUNDARIES PRISON AFTERCARE: Please join Kingdom Boundaries as we celebrate 4 years in ministry on July 29 from 4:00-8:00p at New Day Church, 27365 472nd Ave., Harrisburg, SD. Food will be served with pork provided by the Sioux County Pork Producers. Music by Larry Olson and Dakota Road and Rachelle Hope. For more information and a map, please visit our website: Free will offering with $20,000 to be matched by a generous donor. Please bring lawn chairs.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, August 2, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

JFA will be hosting our first Foundation Event on August 18th at Calico Skies winery. The doors will open at 5:30p with a catered meal starting at 6:00p. Entertainment will be provided by Nick Engbers. This event is for those who are a part of our Foundation or would like to become a part of it. If you’re interested in learning more about this fabulous evening, feel free to contact Joel DeWit at (712) 476-2804 or

JOB OPENINGS: Westminster Seminary California is seeking qualified candidates for two current full-time job openings: 1) Director of Recruitment & Alumni Relations, and 2) Development Office Manager. More information regarding these positions, including job responsibilities, qualifications, and the application procedure is available at or call 888-480-8474.

LUKE SOCIETY: Pray for the protection of all our ministry partners. Many live in areas of great danger. Pray that the Holy Spirit goes before them to bring peace in their lands. Dr. Djongali is beginning a maternity ward project in Moundou, Chad. Several difficult situations recently have shown the importance of having a facility that can provide a safe setting for mothers as they deliver their babies. Give praise that new ophthalmology services are now being offered at Dr. Nestor Salavarria’s ministry in Olancho, Honduras. Give thanks for the doctor who is bringing eye care services to the clinic twice a week. Thank the Lord for the birth of a first child to Dr. Erol Rene and his wife, Carline, in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti. Baby Jules has brought much joy to their lives.