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July 30, 2017

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

Pastor Verlyn Schaap.… Guest Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Search me, God, and know my heart…lead me in the way everlasting’ (Ps. 139:23-24 NIV).

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #246:1-4 “Come, Thou Almighty King”

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

MINISTRY OF MUSIC: Janie Van Dyk … “My Jesus I Love Thee”

WE COME TO CONFESS TO GOD

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Boiler Project; 2. Benevolence

Piano Offertory by Berdena Bylsma

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Song of Preparation: #543:1-3 “Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 15:1-6; text: vs. 1

God’s Word Proclaimed: “What Do You Fear?”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE GOD

*Song of Response:#544:1 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #544:2,3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Ken & Mary Leusink, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Koni Leusink, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Dason Van’t Hul, Logan Baccam, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Dean Bonestroo Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Ashley Fedders, Ashten Winterfeld, Cory Ney; PM Matt Bosma Family

USHERS FOR AUG: Eric Kroese, Travis Kooima, Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld

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

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

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rob & Donna Fedders

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Lisa; Run: Tonya

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Justin Te Slaa to Justin Van Zee; Roger Tiedeman to Kevin Schutte; Ella Mae Vande Burgt to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Vande Griend to Lauren Runia; Dennis Vande Griend 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

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 30, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters, thank you for your presence at worship today. Our praise is stronger and our prayers are deeper because of each precious individual enriching the whole. 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 MORNING we welcome Rev. Verlyn Schaap as he leads our worship service. This evening Rev. Duane Tinklenberg will lead our worship service.

THE FLOWERS in front of church are given in honor of Joyce Vande Griend’s 80th birthday from her children and grandchildren.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC will be a solo by Janie Van Dyk titled “My Jesus I Love Thee”. Accompanist is Peg Visser.

REMINDER: Care Groups 2&8 picnic at Hubbling Park on August 2nd at 7:00p. Bring a lawn chair and a snack to share. Everything else provided.

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Klompien will lead our morning worship service and Rev. Jake Van Dyken from Spirit Lake will lead our evening worship service.

PASTOR LOREN is on vacation returning on Monday, August 7th. In case of a special need you may call Rev. Klompien or your Care Group Elder.

ADVANCE NOTICE: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, August 30th. We are requesting a piano player and special music volunteers. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.

THANK YOU to Pastor Loren & Norma and Elder Ed & Noella for your calls and visits before and after my surgery. Thanks for the cards, words of encouragement and prayers offered on my behalf and for the many visits from congregation members. What a caring church! It was all appreciated! –Teresa Vanden Bosch

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Pastor Kotman and Norma and all others for your prayers, visits, much kindness shown and helpfulness during this time. It is deeply appreciated and we surely feel God’s love through all of you. Please keep us in your prayers as we still deal with cancer and medical issues. Thank you once again. -Russ & Bonnie Vander Schaaf

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Don Westra is now on Hospice Respite Care at Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley until Monday. The plan is to take him home on Monday with Hospice. Visitors are still welcome at this time.

Ÿ Anthony Smit was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Thursday with an infection. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild is scheduled to have a teleconference with the Seattle VA Hospital on Friday, July 28th to determine if he will be accepted for a lung transplant. Continue to keep Eldon & LuAnn in your prayers during this time of waiting.

Ÿ Sharon Soodsma is scheduled for lower back surgery on Monday, July 31, at Dakota Dunes. Pray that surgery would go well. Pray for a good recovery.

Ÿ Give thanks with Dar Sohl for progress made in her recovery from recent hip replacement surgery.

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 praise God with Megan and Chris Raman as they welcomed their son, Cohen John, to their family on July 22. Mother and baby are home and doing well.

Ÿ Due to complications, Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, has had to delay the plans for his bone marrow transplant. Please pray for effective treatment and 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

The 26th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 11, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $90 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. Mulligans will also be sold at registration. To register or if you have any questions, feel free to call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

OKOBOJI BIBLE CONFERENCE will be held August 5-13. There will be a concert on Saturday evening, August 5, at 7:15; at 69 W. Broadway in Arnold’s Park featuring Audrey Assad and band. Open seating with an offering received.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, August 1. Guest speakers Dar and Bev Hurni will share the story of their lifelong journey with schizophrenia. For more information call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, August 2, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

HABITAT BLOCK PARTY! Join us on August 5, from 5:00-7:30p for a block party at 8th Ave. NW in Sioux Center (near Westbrook Trailer Home Park). Bring your family to enjoy tacos, beverages, yard games, tour the Habitat house and much more. This is a free, family-friendly event. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (338 1st Ave. NW, Sioux Center) will host a Back-to-School Block Party on Wed., Aug. 9, from 2:00-7:00p. At the event, Promise will provide free immunizations, dental screens and vision screens that students need for school. Promise also will offer $25 school and sports physicals. Free drawstring bags with school and health supplies will be handed out. The event also will feature free food, car seat checks, games and activities offered by several community organizations. All area students and their families are invited.

VOLUNTEERS: Alpha Center is looking for volunteers at the Sioux Empire Fair on August 6-13 in the Expo Building at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Volunteers are also needed for the Sidewalk Arts Festival on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00a-6:00p in downtown Sioux Falls. Call 605-361-3500 or email info@alphacenter.org if interested.

JUSTICE FOR ALL 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.

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS: Kendra Smiley has graciously accepted our invitation to share her life lessons on making the next right choice. She will be our featured speaker at a retreat on Sept. 12 at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Invite some friends and send in your registration today to the retreat. The deadline for registering is August 25. The day will conclude with a wonderful banquet and a great concert by the Valley Male Chorus. Contact Carol Vis for costs and more information. Everyone is invited to this special concert!

LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST will be starting our fall session of Faith & Finances classes on Tuesday, September 5, in Rock Valley. This is a class designed to teach Biblically based, basic financial skills through teaching time and also through personal mentorships throughout the 12 week class sessions. Classes are held Tuesday evening at Trinity CRC beginning at 6:45p. Child care is provided. We also hope to offer a shorter six week cooking class the same evening. This will be a fun opportunity to cook together, share recipes, learn new skills and take food home for your family. If you are interested in more information, please call the Love INC office at 476-5990 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30a-12:30p. Pre-registration for both classes is required!