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July 2, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 2, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.… Minister

Preparation for Worship: “My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.”

Psalm 31:15

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

Pastor: Let us worship the eternal God, the source of love and life, who creates us.

People: Let us worship Jesus Christ, the risen one, who lives among us.

Pastor: Let us worship the Spirit, the holy fire, who renews us.

People: To the one true God be praise in all times and places, through the grace of Jesus Christ.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: SW#7 “Lord I Lift Your Name on High”

WE COME TO CONFESS TO GOD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: SW#28:1,3 “As the Deer”

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Song of Preparation: #288:1,2,6 “Take My Life and Let it Be”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 3

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Time for Everything”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #443:1-4 “Hours and Days and Years and Ages”

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. The Bridge

Offertory: video and report on Guatemala Trip

WE LEAVE TO SERVE GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #602:1-5 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

*Postlude 

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Merlyn & Linda Kroese, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ryan & Christine Kroese, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

NURSERY TODAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Madison Emerick, Konner Struik, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Darren Bonestroo Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Kayla Stoker, Aubri Fedders, Teagan

De Jager, Cassidy Van’t Hul; PM Mitchell Byl Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Zachary Mouw, Doug Pollema, Eric Kroese, Travis Kooima

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Building Fund; 2. The Bridge

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Boiler Project

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Kevin & Janice Driesen

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: John & Amy Emerick

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Eric Rens to Justin Van Zee; Shirley Rens to Kevin Schutte; Jim Rens to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Gary Roetman to Lauren Runia; Brian Rozeboom to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt and Light Bible Study (Men)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 2, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Gal. 5:1). We thank God for the freedom of salvation as well as for the freedom of worship in this land. Welcome! 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 Acts 4:1-22 titled “We Can’t Help But Tell Others”.

UPDATED CARE GROUPS are in the church mailboxes. If there are any changes in phone numbers or if you want your cell phone listed, please let me know! Thank you. -Karen

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

NEW ADDRESS: Jon & Kait De Wild, 2626 Moonlight Drive, Des Moines, IA 50320.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: You are invited to enjoy beautiful Christian music during Music in the Park on Thursday, July 6, in Westside Park at 7:00p. Performers this year are all from Hull and include Ken Nielsen and Sierra Nielsen, Pam Tiedeman, Kaylee Van Voorst, and Pastor Todd Zuidema. Free root beer floats will be served during the concert and a freewill offering will be taken for mission projects of the First Reformed Church. Bring your lawn chairs.

LIFELIGHT GLOBAL presents an Okoboji Festival on Saturday, July 8th, from 3:00-10:00p at the Boji Bay Stage. Featured will be utless, Bread of Stone and Stunt Dudes. Free Admission.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING, July 9, Mick Gerrit Van Schepen, the infant son of Lonny & Emily Van Schepen will receive the sacrament of baptism.

CLOTHE A CHILD: The church is again doing this project for Love, INC. We have taken 2 children this year and each one has 6 tags. You may take 1 or more tags and purchase the gift(s). Put the tag and the gift together, along with a gift receipt, and return the item(s) to church and place under the mailboxes. They must be returned to church by JULY 21st!

INSPIRE 2017: Are you going? The excitement is building as CRC members from all corners of the continent prepare to converge in Detroit, MI this August for Inspire 2017. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to worship, connect, learn and serve with others – like you – who have been inspired to serve God in their local church. Group discounts are available. Why not team up with others from your congregation and plan to attend Aug. 3-5. Visit crcna.org/Inspire2017 to learn more and to register.

THANK YOU: We want to say THANK YOU to everyone for all of the support shown to us the last several months; the gift cards, meals, financial help and all of the many prayers and words of encouragement. We appreciate each and every one of you. Also, thank you to the consistory and Pastor Kotman for all of their work at the Impact Night. It was a very overwhelming night. We ask for continued prayers as we still wait for answers on a lung transplant. We just continue to take one day at a time. It is great to belong to such a loving and caring church. –Eldon, LuAnn, Matt & Josh

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Prayers for Val Brummel and her niece, Aysha De Groot, as they travel to Guatemala for a work project with Bethel and Building Guate ministries. Dates are July 5-14. To God be the glory for the work that is and will be done in Guatemala.

Ÿ Russ Vander Schaaf was admitted to the Sioux Falls VA on Wednesday with low blood pressure. Pray for better health.

Ÿ Continue to remember Eldon & LuAnn De Wild in your prayers as they wait for word from Madison concerning acceptance for a lung transplant for Eldon.

Ÿ Give thanks that Lois Salazar is recovering well from her recent surgery. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Continue to remember Dar Sohl as she recovers from recent hip replacement surgery. Give thanks for progress made.

Ÿ Pray for the upcoming International Cadet Camporee. From our church, Nic Van Engen and Joel Leusink are on the planning committee, Mary Leusink is helping with food service, Ken Leusink, Larry Hoekstra, Jason Kats and Eric Kroese are helping with the service project – cutting down trees. Cadets Cory Ney, Ethan Ney and Jesse Ney will be participating in the Camporee.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We remember those who recently have had surgeries or have been hospitalized and pray for them as they continue to heal and recover.

Ÿ Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, is currently in remission, but is still seriously weak. He needs to recover from his most recent round of chemotherapy before he can receive a bone marrow transplant. Please pray for Dave’s physical as well as spiritual strength as they continue. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Donation for HCS Rally Day Sale: We have been blessed with donations of beef and pork for our sale. If you would like to make a donation towards the processing costs, please call the HCS office at 439-2273.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friends Board (Friends of NISO) is sponsoring a garden tour on Thursday, July 6, from 4:00-8:00p and Friday, July 7, from 9:00a-1:00p. Tour gardens are at the homes of Brent & Mary Hulstein, Teres View Condos, and Kyle & Jade Van Holland and at Heritage Village. Truffles will be served at Ground Effects. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Sioux Center Chamber Office, Jubon Juweelen in Orange City and IA State Extension Offices in Sioux, Lyon, O’Brien & Osceola counties. Tickets will also be available at each garden site both days. All proceeds are to support the NISO Student Scholarship Fund.

ESTHER SCHOOL: Jean Selles will share her experience teaching in the Esther School in Zambia (sponsored by GEMS Club) on Thursday, July 6, at 6:30p at the Ocheyedan CRC. Please contact Crystal Vis if you have any questions and to RSVP at (507) 360-7337.

ALPHA CENTER VOLUNTEERS needed for Family Fest on Sat., July 8, from 9:00a-4:00p at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, for the Sioux Empire Fair on Sat., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 13 from 10:00a-8:00p daily at the Expo Building at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds and at the Sidewalk Arts Festival on Sat., Sept. 9, from 9:00a-6:00p in downtown Sioux Falls. To sign up call 605-361-3500 or email info@alphacenter.org.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding a Bus Tour on Friday, July 14. Registration will be held at First CRC in Rock Valley at 7:00a. Entry fee is $80, which includes lunch. Bus will depart at 7:30a for Hurley, SD touring vintage tractor collections in South Dakota. Please register on or before July 6 for the bus tour.

LYON COUNTY FAIR Gospel & Praise Concert will be held on Sunday, July 16, at 2:30p at the First Ref. Church in Rock Rapids featuring “Four for Him” (Aaron Alons, Andy Prins, Nate Schreurs, John Schreurs).

HOPE HAVEN; Thursday, July 20, 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 5:30p for Carmel with a stop at Post Equipment. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. There will be a freewill donation for this event. To pre-register for these events or for more information, contact Scott Koedam at 712-476-2820 or email skoedam@hopehaven.org.

THE BIBLE LEAGUE “Christmas in July” will be held on Monday, July 24, at 1:30p at the Hospers CRC. 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. Our guest speaker will be Loren Veldhuizen who will share his experiences in Africa with a power point presentation. Hope to see you all there.

KINGDOM BOUNDARIES PRISON AFTERCARE (KBPA) will be hosting a mini-festival celebrating 4 years of walking alongside men as they re-enter society after serving time in the SD prison system on Sat., July 29, from 4:00-8:00p at New Day Church in Harrisburg, SD. Music will be provided by Larry Olson and the Dakota Road Band, Mark Burright, a former resident of The Carpenter’s Shop and other individuals/groups to be announced. Dinner served with the meat provided by the Sioux County Pork Producers. Weather permitting this celebration will be held outdoors. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, we’ll meet indoors at the Church.

OKOBOJI BIBLE CONFERENCE will be held August 5-13. For information and to view a complete schedule of speakers and artists, visit okobojiconference.org or email office@okobojiconference.org.

JFA will be hosting our first Foundation Event on August 18th at Calico Skies winery. The doors will open at 5:30p with a catered meal starting at 6:00P. Entertainment will be provided by Nick Engbers. This event is for those who are a part of our Foundation or would like to become a part of it. If you’re interested in learning more about this fabulous evening, feel free to contact Joel DeWit at (712) 476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org