July 25, 2021
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 25, 2021
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for Worship: Lord, may we with our children see your glorious power and majesty. O may your favor from above come down and rest on us in love. (PsH #90:6)
WE WORSHIP THE ETERNAL GOD
*Responsive Call to Worship:
Pastor: The Lord reigns, He is robed in majesty.
People: Your throne was established long ago; You are from all eternity.
Pastor: The Lord on high is mighty! Holiness adorns your house for endless days!
People: The Lord on high is mighty! His reign is everlasting!
*Opening Hymn: #504:1,2 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Hymn of Praise: #726:1-3 “The Lord Is King, Enthroned in Might” (LUYH)
THE ETERNAL GOD IS OUR REFUGE
Children’s Message by Pastor Loren
Song: #276:1,2 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”
Call to Holy Living
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of God’s Grace
Hymn of Assurance: #649:1,3 “I Call to You, My Rock” (LUYH)
THE WORD OF THE LORD
*Song of Preparation: #621:1,4,5 “The God of Abraham Praise”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Genesis 21:22-34
God’s Word Proclaimed: “El Olam: Our Eternal God”
Prayer of Application
WE GLORIFY THE LORD
*Hymn of Response: #170:1-6 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
*Doxology: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”
Your offering for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Siouxland Unity CRC can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.
*indicates congregation stand - pianist: Evan Schroeder
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Dave & Kay Kroese, Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Galen & Connie Kroese, Deacon Kyle & Cindy LeLoux
NURSERY TODAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Kade LeLoux, Riley Grevengoed, Teagen De Jager; PM Justin Te Slaa Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Haley Struik, Mya Kleinwolterink, Ethan Ney; PM Zach Van’t Hul Family
USHERS FOR JULY: Kyle Vander Schaaf, Greg Vanden Bosch, Dean Bonestroo, Scott Grevengoed
USHERS FOR AUG.: Rick Leusink, Tyler Bonestroo, Doug Pollema, Jacob Westra
VALET PARKING FOR JULY: (Please be here at 9:10a) July 25: Jason Kats, Jacob Emerick;
Aug. 1: Cory Ney, Ashten Winterfeld, Aug. 8 Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw
SECURITY COMMITTEE: July 25: Kyle LeLoux; Aug. 1: Dan Bonestroo; Aug. 8: Pete Hiemstra; Aug. 15: Zach Mouw; Aug. 22: Ross Te Slaa; Aug. 29: Zach Vant Hul
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Siouxland Unity CRC
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Amastad Christiana
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Aletha Sneider
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rod & Connie Te Krony
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk
POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Phil Brummel to Justin Van Zee; Dennis Brunsting to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Bent De Jager to Michael Ribbens; Roger De Kruyf to Kevin Schutte; Walt den Hoed Lauren Runia; LuAnn De Wild to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
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 25, 2021
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: This morning may Christ “dwell in your hearts through faith,” and may you “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV). 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 Genesis 4:1-10 & Hebrews 11:4 entitled “A Better Sacrifice”.
PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are needed for the fall session which beings on September 19. Please contact Henry Kats at 712-578-9734 if you are willing to volunteer your time.
OFFERINGS: Beginning next Sunday, August 1, the Deacons will begin passing the collection plates.
TODAY the second offering is for the Siouxland Unity CRC. Keo Phommarath continues to pastor the church, reaching out to the large Buddhist Lao community in Sioux City, as well as providing energetic leadership in worship and life for the small congregation of Lao Christians at Siouxland Unity. Your support is critical to the ministry.
LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA on Tuesday, July 27, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.
THANK YOU for your prayers and cards during the illness and death of our son-in-law, Todd Warntjes.
-Glenda & Larry Oolman
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all who remembered me on my 80th birthday. I appreciate your faithful kindness and the blessings God has continually showered upon us. -Pastor Carl Klompien
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to Chris and Jennifer Baccam who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 24. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Jo (Don) Westra and family in the passing of her brother-in-law, Stan Westra of Hull. Stan passed away on Tuesday, July 13.
Continue to remember Duck Lokhorst as she recovers from a fall. Pray for relief from the pain.
Give thanks that Carol Reekers is doing pretty well. A recent radiation treatment on the brain went well. A CT scan is scheduled for August 3. Pray for God’s healing.
Give thanks that Bonnie Vander Schaaf is recovering well from rotator cuff surgery. She began physical therapy on Thursday, July 22. Pray for healing.
Congratulations to Cory and Sherry De Wit on the birth of Chelsey Grace, born on Monday, July 19th.
Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Please be in prayer for Cal and Kathy Van Der Zwaag’s grandson, Aiden. He was born last weekend to Brooke and John Oldenkamp and has pneumonia. He’s on a CPAP and is expected to be in the NICU for 10 days getting antibiotics.
Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He was admitted to the PICU in Denver this week due to continuous bloody vomiting. It was confirmed that his stomach and esophagus are inflamed and irritated causing the bloody throw up due to a formula he was put on just not sitting right with him. The good news is that his blood clot is officially gone so no more shots twice a day. (updates on caring bridge)
We rejoice with Drew and Tricia Heynen in the birth of their son, Milo Lyndon, born July 15th.
We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope, and feel included as members of Hope.
We thank God for the rain this past week. Every good and perfect gift is from above!
Registration at Western Christian has opened for the 2021-22 school year. If you have not received the information, you can contact the office or you can find the link in the yellow bar at the top of our website (www.westernchristianhs.com). Registration must be completed by August 1 to avoid a $100 late fee.
HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time para position that would work with students in lower grades. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the office at 439-2273.
GUIDING STAR: Join us on July 26th for our Annual Public Board Meeting and Family Fun Event at Windmill Park. Our Family Fun Event, starting at 6:00p, will feature Bounce Houses from Backyard Bounce, personalized tic-tac-toe boards from Arrow Boutique & Workshop, and ice cream! Our Public Board Meeting will begin at 7:30p in the Shelter House. We can’t wait to see you and share with you all about how Guiding Star has been able to serve the community, and provide you with updates on how we plan to grow in the coming years.
GUIDING STAR: Cycle Shows are back! Upcoming dates are August 4 and Oct. 2 at New Hope Church in Orange City. The Cycle Show is an educational, interactive, multi-media, fertility awareness workshop for young girls, aged 9-13. It is a desirable additional to the standard sex education given in schools; its aim is to equip young girls with the knowledge of what is going on inside their bodies in relation to puberty. This knowledge then supports and prepares them in a positive way for the wonderful changes they will experience within their bodies over the coming years. It is more important than ever for young girls to have high self-esteem regarding their bodies, not just when they are in the middle of puberty, but before the onset. The beginning of sexual maturation is the ideal time for girls to learn about and appreciate all the amazing changes that are taking place within their bodies. Participation in the Cycle Show gives girls a healthy respect for their bodies and helps to protect them as they move into their teenage years. To register, www.guidingstarproject.com/cycle-show/.
THE BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL of the Tri-State area will host a concert featuring the Browns from Le Mars on Tuesday, July 27, at 7:00 PM. The concert will be held at the Unity Knight Center in Orange City. Tickets will be sold at the door - $14 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. A free-will offering will be taken at intermission for Bible League International.
THE BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 26, at 1:30 PM at the Faith Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center. 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. Chaney Rader, Regional Field Director of Bible League International, will be the featured speaker. After a year and more of no BLI events we are pleased to have Christmas in July again this year. Please give attending prayerful consideration and put the date on your calendar. This is such a worthy cause and needs our support!
HABITAT HOME GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY will be on July 29 at 12:00 PM at 2015 Central Avenue in Hawarden. Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity to give thanks to God for Him bringing this project together and to celebrate with the Heather Sabin family (partner family) for the start of their home. Everyone is welcome!! https://www.facebook.com/SiouxlandHabitat/
SINGLE WOMEN in our community experience difficulty with their particular needs such as: loneliness, meeting others in similar circumstances, going to events alone, living on one income, etc. We are organizing a group where single adult women, of any age, can meet and connect with other women to have fun, form friendships and develop broader support networks. We will meet the 1st Monday of every month at 7:00p beginning August 2, at Christ Community Church in Sioux Center. For more information call or text Kathy at: 712-449-6055 or Laura at 712-441-4304. (See poster on the bulletin board)
LOVE INC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Love INC is looking for individuals willing to provide mentoring for participants in the Faith and Finances class this fall. Mentors will assist participants with financial goal setting, budgeting, credit (re)building, planning for debt repayment and savings. This opportunity begins on August 31 and requires mentors to meet once a week for 12 weeks, on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:15 in Rock Valley. Love INC will provide training and guidance throughout the mentoring process.
We are also looking for individuals with experience in walking a grief journey after losing a loved one for our Grief Share support group. Volunteers would provide support, guide discussion and encouraged others through their own journey of grief. Grief Share curriculum and training is provided by Love INC.
Please call the Love INC office for more information at 712-476-5990 or email Noemi De Weerd email@example.com.