July 31, 2016
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 31, 2016
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for Worship: “Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name’”. Psalm 66:1-4
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Responsive Call to Worship: (based on Ps. 27 & John 4:23)
Pastor: Let us worship God, our light and our salvation
People: The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.
Pastor: We desire to live in God’s house and to seek God in his holy temple.
People: We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make music to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
People: Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.
*Opening Song: SW#4:1-2 “We Bow Down”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Song of Praise: #557:1,3 “O God Beyond All Praising” (LUYH)
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
Call to Confession
Responsive Prayer of Confession (WSB 2nd ed. 2.2.23)
Pastor: Father, we are sorry for the many times we have left you and chosen to satisfy our own selfish desires. For the times we have hurt the members of our families by refusing to do our share of the family tasks.
People: Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.
Pastor: For the times we were unkind and impatient with those who needed our time and concern.
People: Father we have sinned. Forgive us.
Pastor: For the times we were too weak to stand up for what was right and allowed others to suffer because of our cowardice.
People: Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.
Pastor: For the times we refused to forgive others.
People: Father, we have sinned. Forgive us.
Assurance of God’s Pardon
Hymn of Dedication: SW#42:1-2 “Cry of My Heart”
Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Food Bank of Siouxland
GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD
*Song of Preparation: SW#38 “Sanctuary” (sing twice)
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 11:25-30, Ephesians 4:1-3
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD
*Song of Response: #547:1-3 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God”
Jeff Haverhals, Director of Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare
*Parting Song: #947:1 “We Receive Your Blessing” (LUYH)
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a
GREETERS TODAY: Lonnie & Tami Westphal, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Michelle Zomermaand, Elder Rob & Amy Westra
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Sawyer Rozeboom, Mitchell Winterfeld, Dana Driesen; PM Brad Kats Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Anna Dirksen, Lane Driesen, Dylan Zomermaand, Samantha Pollema; PM Tim Kats Family
USHERS FOR AUGUST: Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo, Gary Kats, Dave Snieder
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. Food Bank of Siouxland
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2, Kingdom Boundaries
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Justin & Cindy Te Slaa NEXT WEEK: Rog & Linda Tiedeman
POWER POINT TODAY: Noah
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Lynn Anderson to Kevin Schutte; Sean Baccam to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Cody Bauer to Lauren Runia; Harlyn Bolkema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou
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 31, 2016
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Good morning! May this time of worship and receiving God’s Word refresh and rejuvenate you for faithful living. Welcome, all! 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 Jeff Haverhals, Director of Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare, will give a brief presentation about his ministry.
THIS EVENING we welcome Barry Miedema as he leads our worship service. His message is from Genesis 16:1-16 titled “Hagar and Ishmael”.
CLOTHE A CHILD: Our church is participating in the project this year. We have 9 children to purchase clothing items for. Each child has six (6) tags. You may divide them as you wish. Please ask for a gift receipt in case an exchange needs to be made. Put the receipt in the bag with the item purchased. Monetary donations to Love INC may also be given to help purchase the items. Items should be returned to church no later than August 17th and placed in the box under the mailboxes. Thank you in advance for helping out with this project.
ADVANCE NOTICE: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, August 31st. We are requesting piano players and special music volunteers. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.
GEMS is in need of several counselors for this upcoming year. If you are interested or would like to learn more about mentoring young girls through GEMS, please contact Karinda de Boom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-321-1038.
SAVE THE DATE!! A church picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at Westside Park. Grilled hamburgers/hot dogs will be provided along with paper plates & cups, drink and dessert. You are asked to bring either a cold or hot dish to share. Please sign up on the sheet on the narthex table if you are able to attend so that we can get a head count for the grillers.
THANK YOU from Prairie Serve Project held July 16-23 in Sergeant Bluff, IA. Thank you to Hull 1st CRC & Hope CRC for financial support so 51 teens and leaders from 5 states could serve the Lower Sioux City and Winnebago communities. This was done through the Youth Unlimited Serve program by hosting the Lao CRC VBS program. For pictures of this event go to the Minnikota youth facebook page or Prairie Serve facebook page.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Pray for Nicole and Addy Rozeboom who will be traveling with the team from Touch of Hope Haiti from August 2-10, working at Tytoo Orphanage and School.
Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Shirley Rens and Missy and Shad Kats & family in the passing of Shirley’s sister, Joy De Wit on Thursday, July 21. May God comfort them in their loss.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Julie & Joel Leusink and family in the passing of Julie’s grandmother Clara Hoekstra of Sheldon on Thursday, July 21.
Esther Rozeboom continues to recover from her recent surgery. Pray for continued strength and healing.
John Bolkema had a procedure done recently at the Dakota Dunes. A second procedure is scheduled for August 9. Pray for strength and better health.
Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Whispering Heights; Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese,
Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena & Anthony Smit at Aspen
Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to the Boer and Groen families on the wedding of J.D. and Erica Boer on Saturday, July 23, in Des Moines. We wish them the Lord’s blessing as they begin their life together.
Hermina Hulstein has not been feeling well the past few days. We pray for peace and the Lord’s comfort for her.
We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.
The 25th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 12, 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, and supper. Registration is from 11:00-11:45 with a shotgun start at 12:00 sharp. Please call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829 to reserve your spot or if you have questions.
OKOBOJI BIBLE CONFERENCE will be held July 30-August 7, offering relationship and instruction for Christian growth and missional living. Nursery care is provided at virtually all sessions. Evening sessions nightly at 7:15p. There are no fees. Offerings are received nightly. Weekday morning teaching for all, including age-level groups for children and youth. Our mission is to “grow Christians to live out the transforming power of Christ’s love.” This year’s theme is REDEEMING WORK.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you have a heart for serving? Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice is seeking volunteers to serve patients and families in the communities of Granville, Paullina, and Remsen. Hospice volunteers are matched with families or with special projects/events, using their skills and interests to help serve in a variety of ways – from patient support (life review, reading, sharing music, etc.), respite relief for caregivers, bereavement support, special event assistance, and the Veteran-to-Veteran Program. Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. For more information about volunteering, call or email Emily Fischer, Hospice Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator, at 712-737-5279 or email@example.com.
THE BRIDGE currently has 11 residents and only one working washing machine. Please help us raise funds to purchase a new quality washing machine that can handle a large amount of weekly loads. To donate you can stop in to Joe’s TV & Appliance in Orange City, send a check to The Bridge or donate via PayPal at www.thebridgehousing.org. If you donate any of these three ways, you will receive a donation tax receipts from The Bridge.
SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a free diabetes blood test on Monday, August 1-Friday, August 5, from 7:00-11:00a at the lab. The diabetes test is valued at $20 (limited to 40). Fasting is not required. Sioux Center Health will also be providing a cholesterol test. Cost is $25 and will need to fast 12 hours. No appointment needed.
SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, August 3, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. The Annual Iowa Parkinson’s Disease Conference will be presenting a video on how to work with your health care team by Rose Wichmann, PT, Struther’s Parkinson’s Center. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.
DORDT COLLEGE FOOTBALL invites the community to be part of the Host-A-Player program to help football athletes connect with people from the area. The program aims to build relationships between players and the community and help athletes adjust to this environment and connect to a local church. Host families will have an opportunity to meet their student at a lunch provided (up to two complimentary lunches per household) at the Dordt Dining Commons on Saturday, August 13, at 12:30p. Anyone interested in registering for this unique and important opportunity should contact Coach Penner at Joel.Penner@dordt,edu or (712) 722-6311.
NAMI Support Group will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9pm on Tuesday, Aug 2. Speaker will be Greta Siebersma. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information call Shirley Mathies. (722-4462)
LOVE INC: OF Sioux County is looking for a ministry oriented person to help in the Clearinghouse and provide administrative support to the Executive Director. This position is for mornings Tuesday, Friday and a flex day (12 hr/wk) requiring heart for people, established computer skills and a desire to be part of team working to show Love in the Name of Christ. Resumes submitted till August 17 to: Love INC, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, Iowa, 51247