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July 4, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 4, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: Your grace is sufficient for me, dear Lord. When I feel weak, may your strength dwell in me (2 Corinthians 12:9).

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude: Fanfare on “America, the Beautiful” by Matthew H. Corl

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #428:1-4 “O Worship the King”

*God’s Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Response: #231:1-3 “How Great Is the Love of the Father”

Intercessory Prayer

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Children’s Message

*Song of Preparation: #246:1-3 “Come, Thou Almighty King”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 11

God’s Word Proclaimed: “What Can the Righteous Do?”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

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

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #927 “God the Father of Your People” (LUYH)

*Postlude: Festival Fanfare on “God of Our Fathers” by J. Wayne Kerr     

  

Your offering for 1. Building Fund; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand 

organist: Jan Van Otterloo

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Jim & Vell Keizer, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema   

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Cliff & Marlys Koele, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY: AM Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Brooklyn Poppema, Braden Baccam, Aubri Fedders; PM Jon Scholten Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Cooper Emerick, Addision Rozeboom, Blaike Bonestroo; PM Evan Schroeder Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Kyle Vander Schaaf, Greg Vanden Bosch, Dean Bonestroo, Scott Grevengoed

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: (Please be here at 9:10a) July 4: Lynn Anderson, Scott Kroese; July 11: Dalton Westra, Logan Baccam; July 18: Ethan Ney, Ross Te Slaa; July 25: Jason Kats, Jacob Emerick

SECURITY COMMITTEE: July 4: Justin Pollema; July 11: Dan Poppema; July 18: John Emerick; July 25: Kyle LeLoux

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. Building Fund; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Glen & Tami S.       

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jon & Bethany S.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s

                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                             

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick  

CORRESPONDENCE: Evan Wielenga to Justin Van Zee; Larry Wielenga to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Winterfeld to Michael Ribbens; Eric Zomermaand to Kevin Schutte; Lynn Anderson to Lauren Runia; Sean Baccam to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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 4, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: As our nation celebrates Independence Day, let us remember and proclaim that God so loved the whole world that he sent Jesus to share in this life. Let us join in praise! 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.

EVENING SERVICE: Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 12 titled “The End Times”.

HOPE CRC will be joining us this evening for a combined service.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not be meeting this evening.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Rev. Mike Ribbens will be giving a presentation about his work.

IT’S TIME FOR A NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY. The details are in your mailbox. Please read the information sheet, fill out the request form and submit with a photo to Karen at hull1stcrc@mtcnet.net or put in her church mailbox.

LADIES: A reminder if you would like to put a grocery item in the basket of Jennifer Kamstra (future bride of Chris Baccam), Heather Schouten (future bride of Sam Scholten), and Jessica De Jager (future bride of Garrett Franken) you should do so by July 11th.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 15th, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy taverns and coney dogs for supper. Following our meal, we will hear a musical presentation from Ken Nielsen and family. Root beer floats will be served for dessert. Please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY AT HOPE & FIRST CRC: Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the love, support and prayers our family received during the recent hospitalization and death of our dear Dad and Grandpa, Ken Vander Plas. Your cards, Facebook messages, text messages, visits, hugs and food deliveries helped to get us through this difficult time. What a blessing it is to be part of the family of God knowing that you, our brothers and sisters in Christ, are praying us through our earthly struggles. – Randy & Kristi Ten Pas and girls

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Glenda and Larry Oolman and all who mourn the passing of their son-in-law Todd Warntjes of Rock Rapids, who passed away on Friday, June 25. Todd was the husband of Heidi, a former member of our church and a nephew of Joyce and John Kroese.

Duck Lokhorst was in the hospital overnight this past week because of pain resulting from a fall two weeks ago. Pray for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Ella Mae Vande Burgt, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo

Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Sarah Wiersma’s mom was hospitalized this past weekend and was found to have pneumonia and is having some further testing done on her liver. She is home now, recovering and feeling quite a bit better.

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. We praise God that he is healing so well. We pray that he may tolerate his feedings well so that he can come home to be with his family in the coming weeks. (updates on caring bridge)

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope, and feel included as members of Hope.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS Rally Day Sale will be held on September 18. For many years we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork. If you would like to make a donation of meat to this year’s sale, or a donation to the processing costs, please call Lisa Poppema (712-441-0913) or the School Office (439-2273). Processing dates are July 13 &21 (beef) and Aug 4 (pork). Thank you!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet  in the  Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, July 6. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Mission & Outreach Team of Hull First Reformed Church invites you to enjoy beautiful music during “Music in the Park” on Thursday July 8, at Westside Park at 7:00p. Performers include:  Perry and Audrey Raman, Rylee Waldner, Olivia Lanning, Carlie Hoekstra; John and Denise Vander Stelt; Sierra Nielsen and Jaden Van Schepen. Free root beer floats will be served during the concert and a freewill offering will be taken for mission projects of the church. Bring a lawn chair!

CFE is looking to put together a small volunteer bank to help staff with client’s needs. CFE is a Christ centered nonprofit to help those in need of financial education and more. This could involve cleaning, laundry, transportation, errands, and miscellaneous chores. Anyone that may be interested or have questions can call 722-3527, 441-2485 or stop at the CFE office at 313 N Main, Sioux Center.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP NWIA is looking for volunteers for our 2021 camp. This camp has touched every heart that has ever entered it (campers and volunteers)! God has always provided for this camp through churches and in miraculous ways. The dates for the 2021 camp are August 2 through August 6. If you are interested in serving these kids, you can get more information at info@royalfamilykidsnwia.orgt to get an application. You can also go to their Facebook page.

SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Bible League Conference in Sioux Center on September 20 (dinner) & Sept. 21 (conference). Keynote Speaker: Kelli (Kredit) Gotthardt and Guest Speaker: Pastor Thony Ronaldo.