July 19, 2015
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 19, 2015
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for Worship: Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.
OPENING OF WORSHIP
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: SW#5 “Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts”
*Hymn of Praise: #557:1,3 “O God, Beyond All Praising” (LUYH)
*We Greet One Another (“Peace be to you”; “And also to you”)
THE COVENANT OF BAPTISM
Baptism of Gracen Joan Schultze
Baptism Hymn: SW#72 “In Christ Alone”
THE RENEWING OF OUR COVENANT WITH GOD
Call for Holy Living
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn of Dedication: #291:1-3 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
Offering: Christian Education Fund
Piano Offertory by Berdena Bylsma “Thou Art Worthy” & “His Name Is Wonderful”
THE WORD OF GOD
*Song of Preparation: #206:3,4,7 “Blest Are the Contrite Hearts”
Prayer of Illumination:
God’s Word Read: Matthew 18:15-20; Matt. 5:9
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Blessed are the Peacemakers”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #545:1-3 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Closing Prayer and Call to Serve:
Pastor: Lord God, give us joy in our work, and in using gifts and talents we receive from you.
Give us joy in doing all our work to your honor and glory!
People: Equip us to labor in ways that promote justice and peace. Equip us to be ministers
of your peace in a world that cries for peace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
*Closing Hymn: #322:1-2 “God, the Father of Your People”
* indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Larry & Faye Kroese, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Merlyn & Linda Kroese, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema
NURSERY TODAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Amanda Wiersma, Marcus Te Krony, Alysia Fedders; PM Mark Bosma Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Cheryl Kats, Linda Kroeze, Justin Grevengoed, Dylan Zomermaand, Rachel Kats; PM Matt Bosma Family
USHERS FOR JULY: Doug Pollema, Kyle LeLoux, Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats
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: 1. Justice for All; 2. KDCR
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Sally De Groot’s family
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dan & Kathy De Wit
POWER POINT TODAY: Noah NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Julie
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Jarvis De Wild to Sos & Kara Maletoungou; Dan De Wit to Kevin Schutte; Cory De Wit to Justin Van Zee; Theresa De Wit to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jay De Wit to Lauren Runia; Noah De Yager to Rev. Jan Van Ee
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 19, 2015
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL When the disciples told Jesus about their ministry, he urged them, “Come away…and rest a while” (Mark 6:31). Welcome to a time and place away from life’s busyness. Rest and 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 & cake after the morning service in the church basement.
THIS MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Gracen Joan, infant daughter of Matthew and Kait Schultze.
THE FLOWERS in front of church are in honor of Sally De Groot’s 90th birthday.
THIS EVENING Rev. Klompien will be leading our worship service. His message is taken from Hebrews 11 titled “Receiving God’s Promise”.
BAPTISM: Eric & Bobbie Kroese have requested the sacrament of baptism for their infant son, Noah John. Baptism will take place next Sunday evening, July 26th.
BIRTHDAY: Sally De Groot will be 90 years old on July 21, 2015. Her family invites the congregation to join us for coffee, juice and cake after the morning service in celebrating God’s faithfulness in our mother’s, grandmother’s and great grandmother’s life. We, her family, appreciate the love and support you, her church family, have shown her over the past years. Heartfelt thanks to you. To God be the glory!
NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the chapel service at the Union Gospel Mission on Wed., July 29. Meet in the UPPER parking lot at 6:30p to car pool. Chapel starts promptly at 8:00p.
THANK YOU: We would like to thank the congregation for all the cards, prayers and concern shown in the passing of our dear brother and uncle, Cornie Van Beek. Thank you also to Pastor Loren and Norma for their visit. Thank you also to the council for the beautiful plant and to Care Group 5 for the canvas picture. God bless you all! --Roger & Mary, Randy & Mindy and family and Rick & Tonya and family
THANK YOU for all your well wishes and cards for our 50th anniversary. –Rog & Carol Vis
THANK YOU to Pastor Loren and Elder Dave Rozeboom for the visits and phone calls before and after Rog’s knee surgery. Also, thank you for all the many cards, calls and visits from members of the congregation. Thank you for showing your love and care. --Rog and Carol Vis
THANK YOU for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, and expressions of sympathy in the passing of our grandma.
--Ben, Lisa, Sydney, and Lydia Wiersma
FUNDRAISER: Join Eric & Shelly Dirksen for a picnic fundraiser to support their work of starting Christ Church of Davis, a CRC plant. Come out on Thurs., July 30, from 5-7:30p at the City Park in Rock Valley for pulled pork, beans, potato salad, and dessert. Your support is critical in helping Christ Church become financially stable, and we hope to make this our last general budget fundraiser in Iowa. We hope this fundraiser will be a critical step to push CCD over the finish line of becoming an established congregation, so join us and help us finish well what we started together!
NW IA BIBLE LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS “Christmas in July” silent auction is Mon., July 27, at 1:00p at the Carmel Reformed Church. Ladies are invited to bring Christmas items, baked goods, crafts, etc. to be sold in a silent auction. Money collected goes to the Bibles for South America project. Afternoon program is a video by Dr. Joel Nederhood. Refreshments will be served.
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JUNE:
General Fund: $25,884.24 (Ministry Shares $130) Building Fund: $1,048.00 CFE: $ 681.50
Parking Lot: 7,266.32 World Renew: 1,362.71 Mission Fund: 1,920.00
Hull Food Pantry: 1,114.25 Amistad Cristiana: 380.85 Back to God Hour: 224.42
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to Gary and Sandy (Kroese) Westra who were united in marriage yesterday. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.
Melvin Van Otterloo returned to Pleasant Acres on Friday, July 10, after being hospitalized with pneumonia. Give thanks that he is feeling better.
Continue to remember Glenda De Jong as she recovers from hip surgery. Give thanks for progress made.
Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.
Sam Scholten returned home this week after a year overseas. He appreciates all the support he’s been given and looks forward to spending a few weeks with family and friends. Feel free to drop in any time to visit with him.
Continue to pray for Addison Pfingsten as she continues to struggle with seizures. John and Lindsey are waiting to hear from the neurosurgeon concerning a next step. Pray for patience and strength for John and Lindsey and for healing for Addison.
Continue to keep Pete Soodsma in your prayers. Pray for continued healing and return to full strength.
Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo. Give thanks that she is recovering well from the bronchitis.
Russ Vander Schaaf completed the hyperbaric therapy treatment. Pray that his health issue is resolved.
Gary Roetman continues with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.
Joyce Kroese will discontinue chemo for another month to build up her strength. Pray for strength and encouragement.
Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We give thanks to God and celebrate with Gary and Sandy Westra who were married this past Saturday. We pray for God’s blessings as they begin their life together.
Mitchell Kiers, son of Marty Kiers, was hospitalized this week and has been given a preliminary diagnosis of chronic leukemia. The hope is that he will be able to manage this condition with medication. We pray for his strength and that his treatment is effective.
We pray for Jim Vande Kerk, former member of Hope CRC, who recently had surgery to remove a tumor from his colon. The family is thankful that the tumor was self-contained and that his lymph nodes were clear from cancer. However, during his recovery, blood clots developed in his heart, lungs, and legs. He is stable, but is very weak. We pray for his healing and strength. We also pray for his wife, Linda, and family, as they care for Jim.
We pray for Gene Driesen, Nella, and family as Gene receives care from hospice. We pray for Gene’s comfort and peace.
We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Ann Dykstra and Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.
Western Booster Club golf tournament will be held Fri., Aug. 14, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course. The cost to golf is $80 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, a meal afterwards, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829.
The office at Western Christian will be closed from July 27 to July 31.
LADIES are welcome to the Christian Women’s Brunch on Wed., July 22, at 9:15a at Whispering Heights Community Room in Rock Valley. The speaker, Penny Brown, will explain “From Surviving to Truly Living”. Brunch is $4.00. Reservations are essential so call Winifred at 470-5549 if you would like to come.
JFA is going to be helping at Life Light! We will be helping at the grounds in Sioux Falls on Thursday, July 30th, leaving from JFA at 8:00a and returning around noon to help with a painting project. We will also be going on Thursday, Sept. 3, to help set up tables and chairs, leaving JFA at 8:00a and returning around noon. We are also looking for a group to help during the festival on Sunday, Sept. 6, for 2 different shifts; 8:00a-noon and noon-4:00p. They are very busy during this time with their church service and the other events and could use some help. We will also be going on Tues., Sept. 8 from 8:00a-noon to help clean up after the festival. If you would like to help or have questions, please call Lauren at 476-2804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN OF FAITH: A bus tour to Women of Faith has seats open to St. Paul, MN on Oct. 16-17, 2015. This is an all-inclusive trip with travel, meals, Women of Faith Farewell Tour, and motel for $294 (if 2 people per room), $264 (if 3 people per room), or $254 (if 4 people per room). Contact Julie De Ruyter (712) 230-1379.
DORDT COLLEGE FOOTBALL invites the community to be part of the Host-A-Player program to help out-of-state football athletes connect with people from the area. The program aims to build relationships between players & the community and help athletes adjust to a new environment and connect to a local church. Anyone interested should contact Coach Youngblood at Greg.Youngblood@dordt.edu or 712-449-5442.
MISSION INDIA: It’s VBS season! If you’ve ever volunteered or had a child involved, you know what a powerful outreach VBS is in communities across the US. Mission India’s 10 day Children’s Bible Clubs in India are a lot like VBS. Kids enjoy songs, skits, and games. They listen to Bible stories, memorize Scripture, learn to pray to Jesus, and are introduced to the Gospel message. Peek inside a Bible Club: www.missionindia.org/3min.