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July 3, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 3, 2016

       Rev. Jack Gray.….Guest Minister   

Preparation for worship: Thank you, God, for the freedom to worship you in safety. Protect people persecuted for their faith. Amen

SHOUT FOR JOY TO THE LORD

Prelude   

*Call to Worship: II Chronicles 7:14

*Opening Hymn: #599:1-4 “God of All Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting: Malachi 3:12

*Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #453:1,2 “Let All Things Now Living”

KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD

God’s Law: Psalm 33 with Responses for the 4th of July (on PPT)

Call to Confession: Psalm 67:1,2

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon: Psalm 67:5-7

Hymn of Assurance: #593:1,4,5 “My Song Forever Shall Record”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Missions

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #242:1-3 “Come, All You People, Praise Our God”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Deuteronomy 4:1-14

God’s Word Focused: Deuteronomy 4:7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Prayer for Our Country”

Prayer of Application

GOD CALLS US TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #596:1-4 “From Ocean unto Ocean’

*Parting Blessing: Isaiah 44:3

*Parting Song: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude         

 *indicates congregation stand

 organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Daryl & Judi Wesselink, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Randy & Sandy Westra, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Riley Grevengoed, Skyler Bonestroo, Ethan Ney; PM Randy Feenstra Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Steph Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Mackelle Grevengoed, Chris Baccam, Jacob Emerick; PM Mike Grevengoed Family  

USHERS FOR JULY: Jake Ney, Dan Bonestroo, Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Missions

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed. Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Pete & Helen Soodsma           

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK:  Kirk & Stephanie Struik

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene

POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: Set: Lisa; Run: Sally                                                            

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Arlene Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Darren Van’t Hul to Kevin Schutte; Dave Van’t Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Orville Van’t Hul to Lauren Runia; Daryl Van Wyhe 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 3, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL On this summer day, we turn our eyes to Jesus and bow our hearts before him. Welcome to worship! 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. 

WE WELCOME Rev. Jack Gray from Sioux Falls as he leads our worship services today.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will NOT be meeting tonight (July 3).

UPDATED CARE GROUPS are in the church mailboxes. If there are any changes in phone numbers or if you want your cell phone listed, please let me know! Thank you.  -Karen

NEEDED: Volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. You would deliver about one time a year. Call Aletha Vande Griend at 439-2020.

REMINDER: Please turn in your Faith Promise Form to Seth Oostenink’s mailbox as soon as possible!

THE VAN EES have decided to retire from their missionary service. This will free up funds that were previously allocated to them. It was suggested we use these funds to serve a more local missionary need or possibly a missionary that is closer affiliated to church family members. If you have suggestions where these funds could go, please contact one of the Evangelism Committee members and we will further consider them.

BE SURE TO COME to the 31st annual Hull Christian School Junior League Tournament July 5-7. Pool play games are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Thursday night will be the championship games. Come and watch some baseball or get something to eat at the concession stand.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Everyone is invited to a free Christian music outdoor concert on Thursday, July 7, at 7:00p in Westside park. Performances this year will be by Voices of Faith - Inwood, Perry and Audrey Raman – Hull, and Shelly Van Otterloo – Hull. Bring your lawn chairs. Free root beer floats will be served. This event is sponsored by the First Reformed Church mission and outreach team. Freewill donations will be accepted and will be used for mission projects.

TEENS–13-19!!! The 3rd Annual Hullger Games is being planned for Fri., July 8, at 8:30p. Gather up a team of 6 friends for an evening of physical, mental, & totally adventurous challenges!  Free T-shirts and Pizza Ranch Pizza for everyone that participates & great prizes awarded to the top 3 teams and best dressed!!! Registration is $20 per team–refunded when you register the night of the event! Go to www.hullchamber.org to download the registration form as well as the medical waiver for each of your team members!!! Questions call 439-1513. 

THANK YOU to everyone who generously gave gifts for the grocery shower. It is very much appreciated. We feel blessed by your prayers, love and support as we begin our new marriage. -Courtni & Brady Bootsma

THANK YOU for your recent contribution towards the ministry we serve in West Africa. We’re grateful for your partnership that enables us to minister and walk alongside local Christian teachers and schools as they seek to integrate faith and learning in their classrooms. We are encouraged by how God is using Christian education to prepare the next generation for His glory. Your continued prayers and partnership in this journey are deeply appreciated! Blessings, Sosthene & Kara Maletoungou

PLEASE PRAY for our granddaughter, Leela (15) who had a brain bleed two days ago. This was sudden and the doctors do not know what caused it. We are with her and her family at Auroa Children’s Hospital in Denver. The MRI showed extensive damage to the brain. The doctor said it will largely affect her speech and her movement on her right side. Leela is the daughter of our oldest son, Eric, and his wife Julie. –Lauren & Connie Runia, our Missionaries in Papua New Guinea

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Addison Pfingsten was scheduled to have a sedated MRI with flow study on Wednesday, June 29. That was to be followed by a consultation with the neurosurgeon and neurologist. Pray for good results.

Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Cliff Koele continues as a patient at Sioux Center Hospital until July 13 and will go to Mayo on July 14. Pray for healing, strength, and encouragement. Cliff appreciates all of your visits, cards and prayers. Pray also for Marlys.

Please pray for Val Brummel and her niece, Tessa De Vries, as they serve in Guatemala from July 8-19, 2016. They will be working with several ministries doing house builds, a wheelchair distribution, and a soup kitchen at a community garbage dump.

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:    

We celebrate with the Lammers family and friends in the wedding of Casey and Mariah Schilling this past Friday. May God bless them as they begin their life together.

Please keep the Cary Serve Team from Hope CRC and Sanborn CRC in your prayers as they complete their work and travel home after a week of ministry in the Cary/Glenallen, Mississippi area.

We extend our sympathy to Martin and Sandy Nielsen (Care Group 2A) as they mourn the passing of brother-in-law, Leroy Rath, of Rock Rapids. We pray for God’s comfort in their lives.

We continue to pray for God’s healing and peace for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah as Dave is treated for Leukemia (Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B), brother-in-law)

We pray for all those who continue to recover from procedures, surgeries, and illnesses.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS Rally Day Sale: For many years, we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork for our Rally Day Sale. If you would like to make a donation of meat to this year’s sale or give a donation towards purchasing meat and the processing costs, please contact Donna Van Grouw (470-2336) or Susan De Yager (540-7298).

      Western Christian High School will hold its registration on Wednesday and Thursday, July 13&14 from 8:00a-1:00p and 4:00-8:00p in the new office/entryway area.

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NAMI (National Alliance on Mentall Illness) SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, July 5. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

THE NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friends Board is sponsoring a garden tour on JULY 7 (4:00-8:00p) & JULY 8 (9:00a-1:00p.) Tour gardens are at the homes of Duane & Jan Bajema, Alvin & Betty Bleyenberg, John & Deb Doornenbal, and Ken & Ardene Emmelkamp. Truffles will be served at Greenworld. All proceeds are to support the NISO Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets ($15 each or 2 for $25) are available at the Sioux Center Chamber Office all day July 6&7 and the morning of July 8, Tickets also available at each garden site both days.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: If you have unanswered questions about your Estate Plan, you are not alone. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will be meeting with Christian families in our area July 11&12. Jim will be happy to provide clear and easy-to-understand Estate Planning information regardless of the size of your estate, your age or stage in life. There is no financial obligation for this confidential meeting. If you would like to meet with Jim, please contact Deb Harder at Barnabas toll free at 1-888-448-3040. To help you get started, you may also request a free special report titled “Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes or Misconceptions” by simply sending an e-mail request with “Top 10” in the subject line to info@barnabasfoundation.com.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding a Bus Tour on Friday, July 15. Registration will be held at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley at 7:00a. Entry fee is $80, which includes lunch. Bus will depart at 7:30a for Griswold, Iowa touring vintage tractor collections. Please register on or before July 6 for the bus tour.

HOPE HAVEN: Thursday, July 21, is our annual Tractor Ride. Registration for this event will be held at Town and Country Implement in Rock Valley. Registration times are from 4:00-5:00p. Tractors will depart at 5:00p for Rock River Jersey Dairy east of Inwood. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. Freewill donation for this event. To pre-register for these events or for more information, contact Scott Koedam at 712-476-2820 or email skoedam@hopehaven.org.

THE BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Mon., July 25, at 1:30p at the Rock Rapids Ref. Church. 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 to place your bids on them. Remember this is a fund raiser! Author James Schaap will be there to share some of his stories with us. Hope to see many of you there.

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. The position is for Tuesday & Friday mornings and one flexible morning each week (12 hr/wk). Send your resume to Love INC, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.