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July 24, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 24, 2022

       Pastor Tim Ouwinga.….Guest Minister

Preparation for Worship: Author of Life, write your words on the hearts of all who gather here, that our lives may tell the story of your love for all the world.

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: 253:1-4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives: Deuteronomy 5:6-21, 32-33

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Proverbs 28:13

Hymn of Response: #267:1-4 “And Can It Be”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WILL

*Hymn of Preparation: SW#34 “Step by Step”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 8:31-59

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Freedom That Really Counts”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #479:1-3 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn:  #620:1-3 “By the Sea of Crystal”

*Postlude     

*indicates congregation stand

organist… Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Troy & Tina Bruxvoort, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo, Deacon Brett & Kaleigh

Van Middendorp

NURSERY TODAY: AM Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Sophia Kroese, Mya Kleinwolterink, Savanna Feenstra; PM Dan Poppema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Ava Ney, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Dason Vant Hul; PM Eric Rens Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Dan Bonestroo, Body Pollema, Lonny Van Schepen, Randy Winterfeld

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 24: Mitchell Fedders, Justin Pollema; July 31: Chandler Pollema, Lane Driesen

SECURITY COMMITTEE: July 24: Waylon Pollema; July 31: Dan Poppema

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 Ed Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Justice for All; 2. Village Northwest

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Harry & Dee M.                           NEXT SUNDAY: Council

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk//Tonya                                                                             

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                    NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle Te Slaa

CORRESPONDENCE: Dan Poppema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Rens to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Shirley Rens to Lauren & Connie Runia; Jim Rens to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Susan Roetman to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

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 24, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Dear family, welcome to this time of worship. Share a word of peace with someone now. 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 MORNING we welcome Pastor Tim Ouwinga as he leads our morning worship service. His message is from John 8:31-59 titled “The Freedom That Really Counts”.

THIS EVENING we welcome Sherwyn Bolkema from Orange City as he leads our worship service. His message is from Heb. 11:3, John 3:16, Rom. 8:38, Prov. 3:5&6, James 2:26 titled “Do I Really Believe?”

HULL KIDS’ CLUB has a display in the back of church. Sherry De Wit will be there to answer any questions you may have about the program. She will be in the back of church after morning worship. Feel free to stop, chat and pick up a donation request slip or volunteer and student registration form. Donations should be returned to the Kids’ Club table here at church no later than September 4th. Kids’ Club thanks you for your contributions and support for their program. It would not be a success without you!

KIDS’ CLUB is ready to kick off a new year and we need your help! We are looking for some food donations so we can feed the children a snack when they arrive at Kids’ Club. There are donation slips located in the back of church. If you are willing to help us, please take a donation slip and then return the purchased item(s) to the Kids’ Club basket in the back of church by Sunday, September 4th. Thank you so much for your support!

WE ARE SEEKING Youth Leaders for the upcoming school year. Come join a team who is passionate about our Youth Program. If you are interested, please contact one of the Youth Leaders: Scott Kroese, Waylon and Melissa Pollema, Amy and John Emerick and Sean and Stephanie Baccam.

IN HONOR OF Pastor Loren & Norma’s 40th wedding anniversary, cake will be served after the morning service on July 31st.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Dennis Schrick will give a brief presentation on the work of the Gideons. An offering will be taken for the Gideons on August 7.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: Copies available. Stop in my office, catch me on Sunday after church, or call (439-1626). -Karen

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, July 26, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

THANK YOU to Care Group #5 for your visit and the gift for my 92nd birthday. It was very much appreciated!  -Johanna Van Surksum

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to all who mourn the passing of Ed Scholten. Ed passed away early Friday morning, July 15.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family of Jo Dirksen who passed away on Monday, July 18. Jo was a former member of our church.

Joyce Vander Well is a patient at Avera in Sioux Falls. They are waiting for her blood to thicken. If all goes as planned, she will have a procedure to remove a gall stone from her duct on Friday, July 22nd. Pray for relief from pain.

Continue to pray for Taylyn Vander Schaaf in anticipation of her surgery scheduled for Friday, August 19. Pray that she stays healthy and gains more weight. 

Harlyn Bolkema continues to recover from his knee replacement surgery. Pray that the physical therapy that he is receiving will be effective. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Carver and Maddox Kooima as they grow and develop.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Pray for Rick Van Hill as he continues to receive treatments. Pray that the treatments will be effective. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

Pray for Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed as they adjust to their new home. Pray for strength for Howard and Marilyn.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Loren Van Otterloo continues in his course of treatment. He has once again been blessed with minimal side effects. Prayers that the treatment is effective to create the opportunity to have surgery to remove the tumor.

Please be in prayer for Jackie Covey and her family as she has been dealing with headaches and nausea. We pray that the treatments she has received work, and that she is able to receiver her treatment on Monday.

We pray for those who are recovering from surgeries. We give thanks for those who have received good news and healing. We mourn with and plead for those who are dealing with difficult news.

We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.

We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.

Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time paraprofessional position that would work with students in lower and middle grades. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (rtenpas@hullchristian.com) or call the office at 439-2273.

   HCS: We are accepting applications for a part-time or Full-Time 1st grade teacher. Applications can be found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

    

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NW IOWA BIBLE LEAGUE: Tomorrow, July 25, is Christmas in July for NW IA Bible League. All are invited, men and women, at Immanuel CRC, 1405 Albany NE, Orange City, July 25. A short program will begin at 1:30 followed by the silent auction. See you there!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Stud Finder Family Fun Night – Join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, August 4 from 5:00-6:30p at 712 Park St. in Alton and enjoy a free-will donation meal, bouncy house, and special time of Prayer & Thanksgiving at 5:30p! You’ll be able to meet the Hernandez family, tour the home under construction and view the artistic talents of everyone that sponsored and decorated a stud. We hope to see you there!

HABITAT SPONSOR A STUD! – Gather your friends, family, church group or business to sponsor one or more 2x4 studs for $100 each to help build the first Habitat House in Hospers! We will deliver the stud to you, so you can decorate it with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. The decorated studs will be framed into the house, and everyone will be invited to a Stud Finder Event later on to see the studs and pray for the project. Get more details and sign up by August 9 by contacting Kurt Franje: 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

THE IRBC BASIC TRAINING COURSE in Reformed Biblical Counseling: If you are looking for training that will help you practically apply God’s truth to the lives of struggling people, enroll in the IRBC Basic Training Course. Along with receiving instruction to help others, this course will also contribute to your own spiritual growth. For more information and an application type “reformedbiblicalcounseling” in your internet word search, and then click on “Basic Training Couse” at the top of our homepage. Registration deadline is August 18 (noon).