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July 5, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – July 5, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for worship: King of the nations, thank you for the freedoms we enjoy. Empower us to work for basic freedoms for all people worldwide. Amen

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude    

*Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #428:1-3 “O Worship the King”

*Opening Prayer

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance

Hymn: #682:1-3 “Before the Throne of God Above” (LUYH)

             

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

*Song of Preparation:  #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Proverbs 14:27-35 (text vs. 34)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “What Makes a Nation Great?”

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: #947 “We Receive Your Blessing” (LUYH)

*Postlude     

Your offering for the Building Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 5, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship this midsummer day! May faith and hope grow in you, as crops and flowers and fruits ripen all around us these days.

OFFERING SCHEDULE: The offering for today, July 5, is for the Building Fund. Next Sunday the offering is for the Christian Ed Fund.

BULLETINS are available in the bulletin racks and also on the narthex table. Ushers will also be handing them out.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 24:27-Acts 25:12 titled “God Is In Control”.

REMINDER: I have had to move some of the mailbox names around so that I could add new names. Please make sure you are getting your mail and not someone else’s mail!!

USHERS for Sunday July 5-26 are: Brent De Jager, Rick Leusink, Harlyn Bolkema, Cory De Wit.

LADIES: Just a reminder that if you would like to give a grocery item to the bridal shower for DaNae Vant Hul there is a laundry basket in the narthex. Items should be placed in the basket by July 14th.

THE FIRST PROFESSION OF FAITH CLASS for high school students is scheduled for next Sunday morning, July 12, after the morning service in the youth group building. Please let Pastor Loren know if that date and time does not work you. Also, come with a list of Sunday dates that will not work for you in July and August.

OUR CHURCH is again doing the “Clothe a Child” project through Love, INC. Tags are available on the narthex table. Each child has 5 tags. Please take as many as you would like (you may separate them) and return the item(s), along with the tag attached to each item (it is VERY IMPORTANT that the tag is attached to each item purchased). Gift receipts are helpful. Items should be returned to church by July 29th. They can be placed under the church mailboxes.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 16, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3 miles north and 2 miles east of Hull. We will enjoy a pancake supper with sausages and juice. If you have not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, a men’s quartet will sing for us. The quartet is comprised of Bert Van Batavia, Arnold Tiedeman, Ken Nielsen, and Pastor Aaron Deutsch. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with any questions.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

We extend our Christian sympathy to Joyce Vande Griend and all who mourn the passing of Joyce’s sister, Sally De Groot, on Sunday, June 28. Services were held on Wednesday.

Continue to pray for John Bolkema as he struggles with Parkinson’s.

Sandy Starkenburg saw her surgeon on Tuesday due to reoccurring swallowing problems. She was given new medication and is back on a soft food diet.  Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Jo (Sid) Westra as she continues to adjust to her new home at Aspen Heights (Room 123).  

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Give thanks that Diane Bonestroo’s foot is almost completely healed. The date for her thyroid surgery is yet to be determined.  

Gary Roetman’s health remains about the same.  He is experiencing some discomfort from the lung catheters but the fluid is lessening. Pray for strength, that Gary would put on weight and for healing.

Give thanks that Berdena Bylsma is doing well since her new pacemaker was inserted.

LeRoy Jongetjes continues at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley as he waits for knee replacement surgery. Pray for patience and healing.

Give thanks with Orv Vant Hul that no cancer was found in his lymph nodes. He will have another surgery on Monday on his foot to remove cancer that was not removed during his first surgery. Pray that the surgery would go well and for healing.  

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Marlo Covey’s surgery went well and he was able to come home last Tuesday. We pray for his continued healing and for effectiveness in any further treatment.

Gary Roetman, father of Matt Roetman, continues to be treated for cancer. We pray he responds well to treatment and for healing. We pray for his wife, Susan, and family as they support him.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Hull Christian School: If you are interested in making a positive impact on students and the many other benefits of working in a Christian environment, we might have the job for you. HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional. Applications can be found on our web-page (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.

   Meat Donation for HCS Rally Day: We are grateful for the beef and pork donations we have received for the Rally Day Sale in years past. If you would like to make a donation of meat or give a monetary gift towards purchasing meat or processing costs for this year’s sale, contact Sarah Fykstra (712-348-0966).

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

GEMS leaders, ministry friends, and all women are invited to join GEMS for their Online Conference this year. The event will occur on July 30&31. Together we will explore what it means to be confident in God’s Unshakeable Kingdom amidst a season of uncertainty and confusion. Worship, breakout sessions, the debut of the Friended curriculum, online coffee chats, and connection await! Keynote speakers include Bob Goff, Annie F. Downs, Arlene Pellicane, Lynn Cowell, Bruce Martin, Lenae Bulthuis, and Cindy Bultema. The registration rate is $99USD and includes access to view the event for up to 2 weeks following July 30-31. Find out more and register at gemsgc.org/events/onlineconference/.

FILL THE VAN: Support Genesis House by donating necessary, everyday items (all-purpose cleaner, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, canned soup, canned fruit, cereal, pantry items). The Genesis Van will be parked at Trinity Reformed Church, Orange City on Friday, July 17 from 10a-3p. Items and financial donations can be placed directly in the van at that time. Donations can also be dropped off in the Trinity foyer July 18&19. Financial donations are always appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.