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July 21, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 21, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: With the psalmist I pray: “Make me to know your ways, O Lord. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation” (Ps. 25:4-5 ESV).

WE COME INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song:   #253:1,2,4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE CONFESS WHAT WE BELIEVE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Song of Assurance: #693:1-5 “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” (LUYH)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Hull Food Pantry

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: SW#45:1-3 “Knowing You”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  Acts 4:1-31 & Lord’s Day 9

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God, My Father: Reasons for Confidence”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Response: #436:1-3 “This Is My Father’s World”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #634:1 “Father, We Love You”
*Postlude    

* indicates congregation stand

pianist…Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Kyle & Cindy LeLoux, Deacon Matt & Bethany Bosma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Mary Leusink, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Julie Leusink, Mark Leusink, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Emily Fedders; PM Mike Grevengoed Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Isabella Zomermaand, Kirsten Grevengoed, Logan Baccam; PM Tim & Ruth Kats

USHERS FOR JULY: Scott Kroese, Brad Kats, Harlan Mouw, Jake Ney

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 21: Lynn Anderson & David Te Krony; July 28: Alex Westra

& Ross Te Slaa

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Hull Food Pantry

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Life Light

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Tim & Ruth Kats                   

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Vell Keizer

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                               

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                             

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Brian Rozeboom to Justin Van Zee; Dave Rozeboom to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ted Salazar to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Mark Sandbulte to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Glen Scholten to Lauren & Connie Runia; John Scholten to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service  

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 21, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL As Abraham and Sarah welcomed the Lord by the oaks of Mamre and were told they would have a son (Genesis 18), we welcome you to worship and we welcome God among us. Let us listen for God’s good news for today! 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. 

WE WELCOME Nathan Nieuwendorp as he leads our evening worship service. His message is from Romans 3:21-26 titled “The Heart of the Gospel”.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Zachary De Jager was transferred, at his request, to the First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. We wish him God’s blessing in his new church home.

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, July 23, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 29, at 1:30p at the Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley. 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. Sheri Ten Napel and Katie Haan will share what they experienced on their trip with Bible League International to Nicaragua. Hope to see many of you at this event.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY adults and young people! Michael Fessler is coming to Rock Valley Christian today, July 21, at 7:30p. As an accomplished author, national speaker, and All-American athlete, Fessler will share a powerful message on how God can use athletic ability to deepen intimacy and faith in God. This speaking engagement is free and open to the public!

HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held on Tuesday, July 23, from 12:00-6:00p at the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the Chapel Service at the Union Gospel Mission on Wednesday, July 31. They request your presence at 6:45p so that chapel can begin promptly at 7:00p. Care Groups 3&4 are in charge.

THE BOYDEN/HULL SACK PACK BOARD is looking for a few more team members. The Sack Pack program provides sacks of food for kids at Boyden-Hull and Hull Christian to take home every weekend throughout the school year. The team members help line up groups to pack the sacks and meet about once a year to go over the program. The new members should be available to help out with groups who would like to pack during the daytime hours during the school year. If you are interested in being a part of the Sack Pack team or would like more information, contact one of the Sack Pack board members. Dennis & Marsha Kelderman, Amy Kelley, Ken Nielsen, Nathan Bakker, Ginger & Lorinda Van Roekel, Melissa Boer

THANK YOU: Wilma was so blessed to have been a part of your congregation. You were so good to her – visits and gifts from her Care Group 2, prayer reminders for shut-ins in the bulletins, many visits from Rev. Kotman & Rev. Klompien, bulletins and newsletters faithfully brought or mailed to her. We thank you for your recent prayers and expressions of sympathy as well.  -Sincerely, The Altenas

THANK YOU: We would like to say “thank you” to all who expressed their sympathy in the passing of our sister-in-law and aunt, Wilma Altena. She is now at home with her Lord and Savior, where she longed to be.

                                                                                                -Joyce Vander Well, Dave and Kay Kroese

CHURCH FAMILY & FRIENDS: Thank you so much for all of your generous gifts you showered on us. We are overwhelmed by the love and support from all of you as we enter in our marriage!

                                                                                                            Emily Kamp & Curtis Van Grouw

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Congratulations to Micah & Nikole (Wildeboer) Veldman who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 13. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.

Jarvis De Wild continues with radiation and chemo treatments. Pray the treatments will be effective and that the side effects will be minimal. Pray for healing.

Wilmar Pollema began a new chemo treatment on Tuesday. Give thanks that the treatment went well.

Give thanks that Russ Vander Schaaf is gaining strength. He is hopeful that the tubes can be removed this week.

Give thanks that the recent CT scan for Gary Roetman was clear. Continue to pray that Gary will get stronger.

Bob and Sharon Soodsma were thankful to learn that Sharon’s cancer is stage 1. The plan is to do a Lumpectomy on Wednesday, the 24th. Pray for healing.

Julianne Kats continues as a resident at Pleasant Acres. Pray for healing as she recovers from a compression fracture in her vertebrae.  

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Julianne Kats, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce

De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest: Verne Huisman, Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Lora Vis is hospitalized in St. Paul, MN, and is being treated for burns to her leg that she received in a motorcycle accident earlier this week. We are thankful that she and Paul were not more seriously injured. We pray for healing, patience, and encouragement as she recovers.

We give thanks that Marv Boon has been able to return to Prairie Ridge in Orange City. We pray for his continued recovery. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports her husband.

We keep Julie Horstman in our prayers as she continues her recovery from a broken leg. Please pray for her healing, encouragement, and patience.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery. We pray for daily healing and progress. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

We pray for those dealing with illness or continuing their recovery from surgery. We also pray for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western: On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 9, 10, 11, Western Christian High School will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of providing a high quality secondary Christian education to covenant youth. Western Christian would like to invite alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate God’s goodness through various activities you can find on the Western Christian website, www.westernchristianhs.com. Registration for the Saturday night banquet closes Monday, July 22. Nearly 500 from all over the country have already registered so reserve your seat now.

      Western Booster Club: Get your foursome together for the 27th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament that will be held on Friday, August 9, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $100 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

MASTER’S VOICE QUARTET will present a concert of gospel music at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids today, July 21, at 2:30p.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: It’s hot outside and love INC Sioux County is “hot on the trail” of volunteers for our Love & Learn Transformational Ministry classes that will begin in September. If God has given you passion for service in the following areas we’d love to talk to you about ways to serve in our child care area, kitchen hospitality and personal mentors in the areas of finance and personal goal setting. Please call the office for more information at 476-5990.

YOU ARE INVITED for one session or many at the Okoboji Bible Conference in Arnolds Park. Conference dates are August 3-11. The theme is “Imagine More” from Eph. 3:20. The Conference is available at no charge with offerings being received. There is engaging teaching and vibrant worship at OBC! The Conference begins with “I Am They” in concert at 7:15p on Aug. 3 and concludes with The Collingsworth Family on August 11. Learn all about this 85-year gathering at www.okobojiconference.org.

ADVANCE NOTICE: A free Life Light Festival will be held on August 10 in Rock Valley at the Sports Complex from 4:00-10:00p. Children’s area from 3:00-7:00p and inflatables and worship music beginning at 4:00p. See the brochure on the bulletin board.

HOW TO AVOID PHONE & INTERNET SCAMS: Wed., August 14 at 7:00p at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The internet has transformed how we live our lives – allowing us to communicate in ways that we never dreamed possible and access information in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, the internet is not always a save place – there are many people who wish to do you harm. Representatives from Premier Communications will present on how you as an individual can look for danger and stay safe. Admission is free. Get your tickets online by visiting hopehaven.org/events or Eventbrite,com. Call 712-476-2737 for more information.