July 18, 2021
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 18, 2021
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for Worship: Thank you, Holy Spirit, for guiding me here, nourishing my soul and strengthening me for service in your name. Amen
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Responsive Call to Worship:
Pastor: Our help is in the name of the Lord
People: who made heaven and earth.
Pastor: This is the day the Lord has made;
People: let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Pastor: O Lord, open our lips,
People: and our mouths shall declare your praise.
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS
God’s Will for our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Song of Assurance: #255:1-4 “God, Be Merciful to Me” (1. all; 2. women; 3 men; 4 all unaccompanied)
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: SW#25 “Great and Mighty” & SW#23 “Awesome God”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Genesis 17 (text vs. 1)
God’s Word Proclaimed: “El Shaddai – God Almighty”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO SHINE HIS LIGHT
*Song of Response: #428:1-5 “O Worship the King”
*Parting Song: #453:1,2 “Let All Things Now Living”
Your offering for the Luke Society can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.
*indicates congregation stand - organist: Peg Visser
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Nelvina Kroese & Joyce Vander Well, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Kay Kroese Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Taryne De Groot, Lane Driesen, Ashlyn Grevengoed; PM Kyle Te Slaa Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Kade LeLoux, Riley Grevengoed, Teagen De Jager; PM Justin Te Slaa Family
USHERS FOR JULY: Kyle Vander Schaaf, Greg Vanden Bosch, Dean Bonestroo, Scott Grevengoed
VALET PARKING FOR JULY: (Please be here at 9:10a) July 18: Ethan Ney, Ross Te Slaa; July 25: Jason Kats, Jacob Emerick
SECURITY COMMITTEE: July 18: John Emerick; July 25: Kyle LeLoux; Aug. 1: Dan Bonestroo; Aug. 8: Pete Hiemstra
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Luke Society
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Siouxland Unity CRC
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Evan & Rachel Schroeder
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Aletha Snieder
POWER POINT TODAY: Konner NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle
CORRESPONDENCE: Dean Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; Devin Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Tyler Bonestroo to Michael Ribbens; Matt Bosma to Kevin Schutte; Lynnae Bouma Lauren Runia; Gaylene Bouma to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
July 18, 2021
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Jesus urged his disciples, “Come away…and rest a while” (Mark 6:31). He calls us also to leave our busyness for a time of Sabbath. Welcome to worship and rest. 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 begins a series of messages based on Hebrews 11 entitled, “Faith in Action”. The message this evening is “What is Faith?” based on Hebrews 10:19-11:3.
PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are needed for the fall session which beings on September 19. Please contact Henry Kats at 712-578-9734 if you are willing to volunteer your time.
OFFERINGS: Beginning Sunday, August 1, the Deacons will begin passing the collection plates.
NEXT SUNDAY the second offering is for the Siouxland Unity CRC. Keo Phommarath continues to pastor the church, reaching out to the large Buddhist Lao community in Sioux City, as well as providing energetic leadership in worship and life for the small congregation of Lao Christians at Siouxland Unity. He also has 4 Bible studies during the week – 3 for adults and 1 for young people, along with helping needy people in the community. Keo’s compensation is partly covered through ministry shares but also relies on additional offering support from the churches. Your support is critical to the ministry.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Carter Pollema has been transferred, at his request, to Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. We wish him God’s blessing in his new church home.
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JUNE:
General Fund: $22,019.00 Building Fund: $2.361.71 Royal Family Kids Camp: $ 740.10
Mission Fund: 1,505.00 Atlas of S.C. 924.00 Hull Sack Pack: 245.00
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Continue to remember Duck Lokhorst as she recovers from a fall several weeks ago. Pray for relief from the pain.
Keep Bonnie Vander Schaaf in your prayers as she will be having rotator cuff surgery on Monday in the Sioux Center Hospital.
Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo
Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Be in prayer for Gary Westra and his family as Gary’s brother (Stan Westra from Hull) passed away. Stan’s health had recently been declining and he was in hospice care.
Please be in prayer for Cal and Kathy Van Der Zwaag’s grandson, Aiden. He was born this weekend to Brooke and John Oldenkamp and has pneumonia. He’s on a CPAP and is expected to be in the NICU for 10 days getting antibiotics.
Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. We praise God that he is home in Iowa. (updates on caring bridge)
We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope, and feel included as members of Hope.
We thank God for the rain this past week. Every good and perfect gift is from above!
Registration at Western Christian has opened for the 2021-22 school year. If you have not received the information, you can contact the office or you can find the link in the yellow bar at the top of our website (www.westernchristianhs.com). Registration must be completed by August 1 to avoid a $100 late fee.
HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time para position that would work with students in lower grades. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the office at 439-2273.
ANNUAL ATLAS GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on Monday, July 19, at the Ridge. Registration at 2:30p; Shot-gun start at 3:00p; 5:15p Catered Meal and 5:30p Awards. Cost is $100/person or $400/team. Please register at www.atlasofsiouxcenter.org or call 722-4900 if you’d like to have a team.
GUIDING STAR: Join us on July 26th for our Annual Public Board Meeting and Family Fun Event at Windmill Park. Our Family Fun Event, starting at 6:00p, will feature Bounce Houses from Backyard Bounce, personalized tic-tac-toe boards from Arrow Boutique & Workshop, and ice cream! Our Public Board Meeting will begin at 7:30p in the Shelter House. We can’t wait to see you and share with you all about how Guiding Star has been able to serve the community, and provide you with updates on how we plan to grow in the coming years. Orders for the tic-tac-toe board are due July 20.
THE BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL of the Tri-State area will host a concert featuring the Browns from Le Mars on Tuesday, July 27, at 7:00 PM. The concert will be held at the Unity Knight Center in Orange City. Tickets will be sold at the door - $14 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. A free-will offering will be taken at intermission for Bible League International.
THE BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 26, at 1:30 PM at the Faith Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center. 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. Chaney Rader, Regional Field Director of Bible League International will be the featured speaker. After a year and more of no BLI events we are pleased to have Christmas in July again this year. Please give attending prayerful consideration and put the date on your calendar. This is such a worthy cause and needs our support!
HABITAT HOME GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY will be on July 29 at 12:00 PM at 2015 Central Avenue in Hawarden. Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity to give thanks to God for Him bringing this project together and to celebrate with the Heather Sabin family (partner family) for the start of their home. Everyone is welcome!! https://www.facebook.com/SiouxlandHabitat/
SINGLE WOMEN in our community experience difficulty with their particular needs such as: loneliness, meeting others in similar circumstances, going to events alone, living on one income, etc. We are organizing a group where single adult women, of any age, can meet and connect with other women to have fun, form friendships and develop broader support networks. We will meet the 1st Monday of every month at 7:00p beginning August 2, at Christ Community Church in Sioux Center. For more information call or text Kathy at: 712-449-6055 or Laura at 712-441-4304. (See poster on the bulletin board)