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July 31, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 31, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: Creator God, you made all that is, both seen and unseen. You made us in your image, both male and female,  that  we might reflect your goodness, wisdom and love. As we gather around your Word this day, may our faith be renewed, that we may serve you. Amen (WSB)

WE GLADLY GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #8:1,4,5 “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”

*Apostles Creed (PH pg. 813)

SW#49:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

Gideon Rep – Dennis Schrick

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Prayers of the people

Offering: 1. Justice for All; 2. Village Northwest

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #276:1-3 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 2:15-25

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Plan for Marriage”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO FAITHFULLY SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #548:1-3 “When We Walk with the Lord”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn:  #632 “To God Be the Glory”

*Postlude     

*indicates congregation stand

organist… Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo, Deacon Brett & Kaleigh Van Middendorp

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Elder Darren & Darla Vant Hul

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Dana Redenius, Reese Wielenga, Keagen Winterfeld, Ethan Ney; PM Evan Schroeder Family

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

USHERS FOR AUG.: Lynn Anderson, Rick Leusink, Justin Te Slaa, Zach Vant Hul

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 31: Chandler Pollema, Lane Driesen; Aug. 7: Zach Mouw, Jacob Emerick; Aug. 14: Konner Struik, Cory Ney; Aug. 21: Ashten Winterfeld, Ryan Kroese

SECURITY COMMITTEE: July 31: Dan Poppema; Aug. 7: John Emerick; Aug. 14: Kyle LeLoux; Aug. 21: Dan Bonestroo; Aug. 28: Jeff Verdoorn

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Gideons

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Council                           NEXT SUNDAY: Harlan & Kathy M.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Tonya                           NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                                                                                                                                                                     

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                     NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Rozeboom to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ted Salazar to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Liz Schmith to Lauren & Connie Runia; Glen Scholten to Gary & Ellie Sikma; John Scholten 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 31, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL 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 Dennis Schrick will give a brief presentation on the work of the Gideons. An offering will be taken for the Gideons next Sunday, August 7.

IN HONOR OF Pastor Loren & Norma’s 40th wedding anniversary, cake will be served after the morning service. Everyone is welcome to join them in the church basement.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Mark 4:35-41 titled “Jesus Calms the Storm”.

OFFICE: I will be out of the office this week and Faye Kroese will be covering for me. She will be in on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All announcements should be to her by Thursday noon. Thanks! -Karen

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Carver and Maddox Kooima, sons of Travis and Megan, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

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.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Joyce Vander Well continues as a patient at Avera in Sioux Falls. Her physical health is declining. Pray for improved strength and clarity.

Heath Stoker will go in for a 4-year post Bone Marrow Transplant biopsy and testing on Tuesday, August 2. This is to ensure the chemo he is currently taking is still the most effective treatment plan for his Multiple Myeloma cancer.  Please pray for peace for Heath & Kayla and clear results.

Continue to pray for Taylyn Vander Schaaf in anticipation of her surgery scheduled for Friday, August 19. Pray that she remains healthy and gains more weight. She has a follow-up GI appointment on Friday, Aug. 5.

Remember Pete Soodsma in his struggle with Parkinson’s and depression.          

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 and that there will be minimal side effects. 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:

We express our sympathy to the Steiger family in the sudden passing of Jim Vos (Jennifer Steiger’s father and Mark Steiger’s grandfather) from Washington.

Loren Van Otterloo has one remaining treatment in the beginning of August. 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. We are thankful that she was able to complete her treatment plan this week. We pray for her and their team as they examine the next plans for her care.

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

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, August 2. Video: “My Mental Illness Recovery Journey”. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

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: Many of God’s people are suffering today from depression, anxiety, abuse, eating disorders, and more. Enrolling in the IRBC Training Course in Reformed Biblical Counseling will give you insights on how to effectively bring God’s Word to bear in the lives of suffering Christians. An information brochure and application can be obtained by typing “reformedbiblicalcounseling” in your internet word search. Registration deadline is August 24 (noon). Your prayers are needed!  There is an ever-growing need to get Christians trained to counsel in the light of God’s Word at all levels, from basic training to certified biblical counselors. Please fervently pray that the Lord will raise up students to register for the IRBC Basic Training Course this fall.

LOVE INC SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time Call Center Coordinator to help our affiliate carry out our mission to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Qualifications: 1) A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for Christian service; 2) Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills; 3) Friendly, outgoing disposition and a willingness to pray with the neighbors we serve; 4) Compassionate, yet discerning heart with healthy personal and professional boundaries; 5) Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred; 6) Bilingual people encouraged to apply. Please send resume to Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247. For more information, please contact Debbie at 476-5990 or email director@loveincsiouxcounty.org.