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July 26, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 26, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for worship: Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name. Glory in His holy name: let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and His strength: seek his face always. (Ps. 105:1,3,4)

 

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude    

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: SW#24:1-3 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

*God’s Greeting

WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism Formulary

Baptism of Jase Konnor Bonestroo

Baptism Hymn: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)                          

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #208:1,2 “Our Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Deuteronomy 8, Matthew 6:9-13 and Lord’s Day 49

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD

*Hymn of Application: #454:1-3 “Now Thank We All Our God”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #637 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude     

 

Your offering for the Christian Ed Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

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 Christian Ed Fund  

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Mission Fund; 2. Sack Pack Program

POWER POINT TODAY: Konnor                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Kirk/Tonya                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                   NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Randy Winterfeld to Justin Van Zee; Eric Zomeermaand to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lynn Anderson to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Sean Baccam to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Harlyn Bolkema to Lauren & Connie Runia; John Bolkema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

Introduction:

What does Jesus mean when he tells us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread?”

Pray for everything that we need physically.

Acknowledge God as the source.

Pray for the needs of others.   

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 26, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome, dear friends! Because nothing can “separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39), we have gathered to respond in worship and praise.

THIS MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Jase Konnor Bonestroo, infant son of Devin and Kate.

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. This morning we will meet in the Council Room instead of the youth group building.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 27:1-26 titled “How to Handle a Crisis”.

FROM THE DEACONS: Next Sunday we will have 2 offerings. The first is for the Mission Fund and the second is for the Sack Pack Program. Checks can be made out to the Mission Fund, the Sack Pack Program or as designated on your budget envelope. All loose change will go toward the Mission Fund.

OUR CHURCH is responsible for the service at the Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, July 29. Care Group #2 is asked to attend the service. Those wishing to car pool can meet in the lower parking lot at 5:30p.

REMINDER: Please turn in your clothing item, with the tag attached, for the Clothe a Child Project by Wednesday. I still need a shirt for tag #531 and a shirt for tag #534. You may place the item under the church mailboxes or bring to the secretary office.

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.

THANK YOU to Care Group #5 for the lovely plant they gave me for my 90th birthday. Thank you also to the congregation for the birthday cards and telephone calls. It was all very much appreciated! -Jo  Van Surksum

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

Congratulations to Andrew & Kenzie Hoekstra on the birth of a daughter, Parker Lynn, on Wednesday, July 15th.

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.

Nic and Shirley Van Engen and family have recently moved to Inwood. We are grateful to God for their time here and all the ways they have been a blessing. May God bless them as they begin this new chapter. Their address is 1949 240th Street, Inwood, IA 51234.

Please pray for Ted Salazar as he is scheduled for surgery to repair his shoulder on Tuesday, July 28th.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Rog and Carol Vis in the passing of Rog’s brother, John, of Chandler, Minnesota who passed away on Wednesday. May God comfort them in their loss.

Gary Roetman is starting to improve a little in eating, breathing and energy! The Oncologist in Omaha saw marked improvement since he saw him three weeks ago when he was so dehydrated. Gary is getting fluids twice weekly now and that really helps. God is answering prayers every minute!

Joyce De Vries was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Wednesday evening with a reoccurrence of C-Diff. Pray for healing.

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!

Diane Bonestroo’s thyroid surgery has been scheduled for August 25. Give thanks that her foot is almost completely healed.  

Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes. His infection is not healing. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they consider options for treatment. Pray for peace of mind for LeRoy.

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

Sherry Kooiker will be having surgery on Monday, July 27. We pray for a successful surgery and a strong recovery.

We praise God with the Lammers and Bolkema families in the wedding of Phil and Courtney (Bolkema) Lammers. They were married on Friday, July 24. May the Lord bless their marriage and may He be praised through it.

We celebrate and praise God with Tony and Katie Rietsma as they welcome their daughter, Hazel James, who was born on Monday, July 21.

Bill Heynen is gaining strength daily. He has been moved from Sioux Falls back to Sioux Center hospital, where he continues his recuperation from Covid-19 and pneumonia.

Bev Altena’s surgery went well on Monday and she was able to return home on Tuesday. They are still waiting on some results from tests, but it is anticipated that she will have to follow up the surgery with some radiation treatments. We pray for her healing and encouragement.

We keep Doug De Groot’s brother, Daryl De Groot, in our prayers. He continues to deal with a septic staph infection and has had another surgery, several trips to the emergency room, as well as trips to the Mayo clinic. We pray for his healing.

Joyce De Vries, Lee De Groot’s mother, was admitted to the hospital earlier this week for C-Diff and an UTI. We pray for her healing and her encouragement.

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 leaders, ministry friends, and all women are invited to join GEMS for their Online Conference on July 30&31. Together we will explore what it means to be confident in God’s Unshakeable Kingdom amidst a season of uncertainty and confusion. Worship, breakout sessions, the debut of the Friended curriculum, online coffee chats, and connection await! 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/.

FOSTER (CLASSROOM) 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. School children need your support now more than ever. The COVID-19 has affected kids in ways that we know will be lasting memories for them. They’ve been dealing with social isolation, online learning, school packets; and in the future, new precautions that come with the Fall semester whether they go back to the classroom or an at-home plan is implemented by the schools. 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. Anyone who is interested in starting their new normal as a Foster (Classroom) Grandparent, contact the Foster Grandparent office at 476-2628 or www.rvrseniorvolunteerprograms.org. They will walk you through the process.

2020 CONFERENCE “Spreading the Fragrance of Life” will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, and Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Keynote Speaker is Kelli (Kredit) Gotthardt. Monday the dinner will be at 6:30p and the keynote speaker at 7:15, along with Bible League Friends. Tuesday at 9:30a coffee & cookies; 10:00a morning session; 12:00p lunch; 1:00p afternoon session; 3:00p closing.

Ticket options: $20.00 Monday dinner (invite spouses, friends, family); $40.00 Tuesday, Sept. 15, conference and lunch. Purchase your tickets online at bibleleague.org/tickets. (If you do not have web access, you may call 1-708-367-8541 during normal business hours for assistance.) Registration deadline is midnight, Sept. 7. For more information contact Carla Kooiman (8415 Sunset Circle, Brandon, SD 57005-1041; 1-605-370-4675; ckooiman49@icloud.com; Sherri Ten Napel (712-441-3960, dstennapel@hotmail.com) or Deanna Van Swol (1-708-367-8541, dvanswol@bibleleague.org.) Nursery will be available for the Sept. 15 conference from 9:30a-3:00p. Nursery attendants will be provided at no cost. Parents must provide a noon sack lunch and snacks for their children. Registration by August 31 is required for childcare. Call Sherry Ten Napel at 712-441-3960. You will have an opportunity to partner with Bible League International with an offering for our Global Reach for the Kingdom. Thank you for working with us to engage everyone in God’s Word. We look forward to hosting this event and want to assure you that we plan to keep our guests safe by following the CDC guidelines for social distancing, limited food handling, and necessary sanitizing of the facilities. We hope you will plan to attend!