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July 19, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 19, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister  

Preparation for worship: “Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you servants who do his will.”

Ps. 103:20-21

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude    

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #171:1-3 “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises”

*God’s Greeting

WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism Formulary

Baptism of Ezra James Schroeder

Baptism Hymn: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”                     

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #420:1-3 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Titus 2, Matt. 6:9-13, Lord’s Day 49

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Your Will Be Done”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD

*Hymn of Application: #287:1-4 “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”

*Postlude    

 

Your offering for World Renew Disaster Response can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

USHERS FOR JULY: Brent De Jager, Rick Leusink, Harlyn Bolkema, Cory De Wit

USHERS FOR AUG.: Zach Mouw, Tim Kats, Carl Bonestroo, Brett Van Middendorp

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the World Renew Disaster Response  

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Education Fund

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                                  NEXT SUNDAY:  Kirk/Tonya                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                  NEXT SUNDAY:  Nic

CORRESPONDENCE: Daryl Wesselink to Justin Van Zee; Mrs. Don Westra (Jo) to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Westra to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Rob Westra to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Evan Wielenga to Lauren & Connie Runia; Larry Wielenga to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

Message: Your Will Br Done

Titus 2, Matthew 6:9-13 and Lord’s Day 49

Introduction

Help us to do your will by being obedient to your law.

Help us to do your will by doing God's work in this world.

Help others to do your will.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 19, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: After a vision, Jacob declared, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God” (Genesis 28:17). This worship space, too, is the house of God, and so is your heart. Welcome!

THIS MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Ezra James Schroeder, infant son of Evan and Rachel.

THE NURSERY and surrounding rooms are available to parents with small children who need to take them out of the sanctuary. There will not be a nursery staff and toys will not be available.

HIGH SCHOOL PROFESSION OF FAITH CLASS meets immediately after the service this morning in the youth group building.

THIS EVENING we welcome Pastor Dave Heilman as he leads our worship service. His message is from Mark 1:9-28 titled “The Good News Many People Have Never Heard”.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the administration of baptism to Jase Konnor Bonestroo, infant son of Devin & Kate.

FROM THE DEACONS: We will be starting a second offering again in August. Checks/envelopes will go to the first offering/designated funds and all loose change will go to the designated second offering. If you want your donation to go toward the first offering, you need to write it on your check/envelope.

PROJECTION OPERATORS NEEDED!! The church is in need of one or two more people to set up and/or run power point at church. No experience necessary, just a finger that can push a button! Please contact Kirk Struik, krkstrk@gmail.com or 441-6995 if you are interested.

REMINDER: Please turn in your clothing item, with the tag attached, for the Clothe a Child Project by next week Wednesday morning. You may place the item under the mailboxes or bring them to the secretary’s office.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant memberships of Joel & Julie Leusink and their 4 baptized children, Mark, Tena, Seth, Kent, have been sent, at their request, to the Christian Reformed Church in Inwood. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.

DUE TO COVID-19 the Bible League International Christmas in July which was to be held on Monday, July 27, has been CANCELLED. This is one of Northwest Iowa Division of BLI fund raiser so contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please send your contribution to Linda Visser at 105 4th St. SW, Orange City, IA 51041

KIDS’ CLUB: As CDC recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic change, social distancing, practices evolve, and as Sioux County continues to add new coronavirus cases, the Hull Kids’ Club Executive  Team and staff have decided that out of an abundance of caution Kids’ Club will be cancelled this Fall with the goal of  beginning in January of 2021. Please pray for the plans they are making to welcome students back in January.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JUNE:

Mission Fund: $1,125.00                                Building Fund: $3,038.10                   Benevolent Fund: $76.00

Atlas of S.C.         807.50

THANK YOU to everyone for your cards and prayers after my fall and the replacement of my pacemaker. Thanks to my elder Dave Te Slaa and Rev. Klompien for their calls and to Rev. Kotman for his many phone calls and prayers with me. I thank God for His healing. God is so good and I am thankful to Him for my caring church.

                                                                                    – Berdena Bylsma

THANK YOU to everyone for your prayers, cards, and food following my knee replacement surgery. Thank you also to Rev. Kotman and Elder Dan De Wit for their calls and prayers. It was appreciated! It is great to be a part of a loving and caring church.  -Bennett & Karen Bruxvoort

HEARTFELT THANKS to Pastor Loren Kotman, Pastor Carl Klompien, and to you, members of Hull First CRC, for your loving encouragement, many cards and visits to our mother, Sally De Groot, before her passing and now to us after her home going. We rejoice with you that she is now in her heavenly home, but we miss her presence here on earth. Sincerely, Daughter and Son, Helen & Gerv Bonnema and Larry De Groot and families

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

Rev. Carl Klompien will be stepping down as Pastor of Visitation at the end of July. He has faithfully served in this position since his retirement from being pastor of this church in 2004. We are grateful for the blessing that Rev. Klompien has been to so many over the years. We will acknowledge his years of service at a later date. The council has been searching for a replacement for some time and has decided to hire Larry Wielenga for the position. Larry will be installed as a Pastoral Care Elder on August 2. We are grateful for Larry’s gifts and his willingness to serve.

Congratulations to Zachariah and DaNae (Vant Hul) Froehlich who were united in marriage on Saturday. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Walt and Lavonne den Hoed in the passing of Walt’s brother, Leo, a resident of Fort Collins, Colorado. Leo passed away on Monday.

Continue to remember Gary and Susan Roetman in your prayers as Gary struggles with gaining strength, appetite and with breathing. He receives fluids periodically to help stay hydrated.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Give thanks that Diane Bonestroo’s foot is almost completely healed. The date for her thyroid surgery is yet to be determined.  

LeRoy Jongetjes continues at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley as he waits for knee replacement surgery. Pray for patience and healing.

Give thanks that lab tests from Orv Vant Hul’s recent surgery showed no cancer. Pray for healing.

Pray for Esther Rozeboom as she adjusts to her new home. She moved to Friendly Horizons in Sioux Center on Wed., July 1. Her address is Friendly Horizons, 645 1st Ave., SW, Room 110, Sioux Center, IA 51250.

Jarvis De Wild had an appointment with his oncologist recently. A recent CT scan showed that he has two enlarged lymph nodes. It is uncertain if they are benign or cancerous. He will have a repeat CT scan in three months to see if the lymph nodes have grown. Pray for good health for Jarvis and for good results from his next CT scan.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Bev Altena will be having a hysterectomy on Monday, July 20, at Avera McKennan Hospital. She has been diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Bev says she has complete peace with this upcoming surgery and the cancer diagnosis but asks for prayers for her and Aldie and that the surgery will go well.

We give thanks that Sherry Kooiker is feeling much better as she has recovered from her recent bout with Covid-19. She is regaining energy and feeling better by the day. Her surgery is scheduled for the end of this month.

Bill Heynen is improving after being hospitalized with complications due to Covid-19. Earlier this week he was diagnosed with pneumonia and was transferred to Sioux Falls. He has responded well to treatment and has been moved from ICU to another room. The hope is that he can either be transferred to a lower care as he gains his strength or maybe that he can return home. We pray for his continued recovery.

Gary Roetman, father of Matt Roetman, continues to be treated for cancer. We pray he responds well to treatment and for healing. We pray for his wife, Susan, and family as they support him.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

GEMS Online Conference will occur on July 30&31. The registration rate is $99USD and includes access to view the event for up to 2 weeks following July 30-31. Register at gemsgc.org/events/onlineconference/.

HABITAT SIGN A STUD EVENT: Join us Tues., July 21, from 4:30-5:00p at the Rock Valley Habitat Humanity House – 1608 30th Ave. We’d love for the community to come bless this house by decorating the framed studs with Bible verses, encouraging words and meaningful drawings. Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own. A special time of Prayer & Thanksgiving will be held at 5:15p.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM is in need of volunteers to serve 5-40 hours a week and assist students at local schools, Head Starts and non-profit daycares. Volunteers will be trained with precautions, be given necessary equipment for safety, and if need be, will have the opportunity to connect with the classroom online or via phone. If interested, contact the Foster Grandparent office at 476-2628 or www.rvrseniorvolunteerprograms.org..