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July 17, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “He has showed you, O Man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8



*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #244:1-3 “God Himself Is with Us”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: #253:1-4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (1. all; 2. women; 3. men; 4. all in unison)


Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Responsive Reading of the Law: As a Rule of Gratitude (PH pg. 1017)

Song of Dedication: #288:1-6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Parking Lot



 *Song of Preparation: #224 “The Fruit of the Spirit” (Sing twice)   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galations 5:22-23; Mark 10:17-31

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus is Mine”

*Parting Blessing

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


*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Evan & Shondra Wielenga, Elder Harry & Dee Meendering

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Mindy Winterfeld, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Brittany Van Otterloo, Amy Emerick, Chandler Pollema, Ashten Winterfeld, Amanda Wiersma; PM Scott Grevengoed Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Dason Van’t Hul, Emily Fedders, Alyssa Fedders; PM Eric Haveman Family  

USHERS FOR JULY: Jake Ney, Dan Bonestroo, Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo

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


COFFEE SERVERS NET WEEK: Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa   

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Julie; PM Set: Jason; Run: Julie

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                     

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                               


CORRESPONDENCE: Daryl Wesselink to Justin Van Zee; Mrs. Don Westra to Kevin Schutte;  Randy Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rob Westra to Lauren Runia; Mrs. Sid Westra to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM         Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

    6:00 PM        Evening Worship Service


July 17, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Followers of Jesus, welcome to worship! Please greet the disciples worshiping near you. 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 Pastor Loren’s message is from Hebrews 1-2:4 and Belgic Confession Art. 12 (paragraph 4) titled “Good Angels.”

SPECIAL EVANGELISM COMMITTEE meeting tonight at 5:00p in the youth building.

ADVANCE NOTICE: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, August 31st. We are requesting piano players and special music volunteers. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.

MISSION TRIP: Nicole Rozeboom and her daughter, Addy, will be traveling with a team from Touch of Hope Haiti August 2-10. They will be working at Tytoo Gardens Orphanage and School. See the sheet in your church mailbox for more information.

REMINDER: Please turn in your Faith Promise Form to Seth Oostenink’s mailbox as soon as possible!

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, July 21, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons in Hull. We will carpool at the Homestead and then go to Cook’s Café in Sheldon. Please join us for good food and fellowship. Any questions, call Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229.

GEMS is in need of several counselors for this upcoming year. If you are interested or would like to learn more about mentoring young girls through GEMS, please contact Karinda de Boom at  or 605-321-1038.

THANK YOU: Connie and I have been overwhelmed by the number of you that have written us letting us know that you are praying for our granddaughter, Leela, and for our family. We wish that we could write a personal note to each of you, but with all that’s going on right now, that isn’t possible. Leela is now in the rehab unit of the hospital. They’ve started physical therapy and each day she is showing increased signs of responsiveness. Yesterday when her sister, Cami, placed a picture that she had drawn in front of her, Leela reached out with her left hand, took the picture and pulled it close to her. We would appreciate your continued prayers. Our peace and trust in our loving God who can do great things. Blessings,     –Lauren & Connie Runia

THANK YOU for taking the time to write the letters and words of encouragement my folks brought with them. It helps to know people are thinking of and praying for you. –SGT Sam Scholten


General Fund:      $20,700.85                           Laos Grain Bin Project:       $2,961.01

Building Fund:          4,331.01                           Katelyns Fund:                        630.50

Missions:                 1,630.00                           The Bridge:                              635.00

GEMS: On July 20, 49 ladies from our area (IA, SD, MN) will be departing from Sioux Falls on a motor coach bus to the GEMS Leadership Conference 2016 in Bozeman, MT. A handful more will be driving or flying to Bozeman on their own to gather there as well. Pray for safety and traveling mercies for the many miles that will be traveled to and from Bozeman by our counselors and women from all over the nation.



Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Cliff Koele went to Mayo on Thursday for a checkup. Pray for healing for Cliff and continued wisdom for the doctors.

Joyce Kroese was released from the Sioux Center Hospital last Sunday after being admitted with pneumonia the previous Thursday. Pray for strength and healing.

John Bolkema had a procedure done on Tuesday at Dakota Dunes. Another procedure is scheduled in August. Pray for better health.

Give thanks that Esther Rozeboom is recovering well from her recent surgery.

Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Whispering Heights; Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese,

      Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena & Anthony Smit at Aspen

Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Please keep Bob Marks (Care Group 5A) in your prayers. He is dealing with severe back pain. We pray for his healing.

Please be in prayer for Kaylee Hulstein’s (Care Group 2B) step-father, Dan Cristelli, of Bellingham, WA, as he recovers from injuries in a motorcycle accident. We give thanks for healing and pray for his continued recovery.

We continue to pray for God’s healing and peace for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah as Dave is treated for Leukemia (Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B), brother-in-law)

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.


      HCS Rally Day Sale: For many years, we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork for our Rally Day Sale. If you would like to make a donation of meat to this year’s sale or give a donation towards purchasing meat and the processing costs, please contact Donna Van Grouw (470-2336) or Susan De Yager (540-7298).

      The 25th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 12, 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, and supper. Registration is from 11:00-11:45 with a shotgun start at 12:00 sharp. Please call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829 to reserve your spot or if you have questions.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you have a heart for serving? Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice is seeking volunteers to serve patients and families in the communities of Granville, Paullina, and Remsen. Hospice volunteers are matched with families or with special projects/events, using their skills and interests to help serve in a variety of ways – from patient support (life review, reading, sharing music, etc.), respite relief for caregivers, bereavement support, special event assistance, and the Veteran-to-Veteran Program. Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. For more information about volunteering, call or email Emily Fischer, Hospice Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator, at 712-737-5279 or

ALL LADIES are invited to the Rock Valley Senior Center at 9:15a for Christian Women’s Brunch on Wednesday, July 20. Nancy Brydges is the inspirational speaker, “The Challenge of Change”. Lisa Vande Stouwe is the feature from the Lyon County Atlas and music will be provided by Stacey Schmitt. Brunch is $4.00. An offering will be received for Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations are necessary. Please call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583 if you would like to come.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wednesday, July 20, at 1:00p in the Royale Meadows West Community Room. Ashley Anderson will talk about the behaviors in dementia. RSVP by July 19 to Ashley at 722-8157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

HOPE HAVEN: Thursday, July 21, 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 5:00p for Rock River Jersey Dairy east of Inwood. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. Freewill donation for this event. To pre-register 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 25, at 1:30p at the Rock Rapids Reformed 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 to place your bids on them. Remember this is a fund raiser! Author James Schaap will be there to share some of his stories with us. Hope to see many of you there.

THE BRIDGE currently has 11 residents and only one working washing machine. Please help us raise funds to purchase a new quality washing machine that can handle a large amount of weekly loads. To donate you can stop in to Joe’s TV & Appliance in Orange City, send a check to The Bridge or donate via PayPal at If you donate any of these three ways, you will receive a donation tax receipts from The Bridge.