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July 9, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –July 9, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.… Minister

Preparation for Worship: “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Psalm 84:1-2,10

YOU CALL US TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship: (Psalm 95:1-7)

Pastor: Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

People: Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Pastor: For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.

People: In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

Pastor: Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

People: for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #567:1,2 “Here I Am to Worship” (LUYH)

YOU POUR OUT GRACE AND MERCY

Baptism of Mick Gerrit Van Schepen

Baptism Song: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (begin with a time of silent confession)

Song of Assurance: SW#41:1-2 “O How He Loves You and Me”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Boiler Project

Offertory

YOU FEED US WITH YOUR WORD

Song of Preparation: #315:1-3 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 4

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Two Are Better Than One”

Prayer of Application

YOU GO WITH US TO BUILD YOUR KINGDOM

*Song of Response: SW#50:1-5 “The Servant Song”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #946:1,3 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” (LUYH)

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Ryan & Christine Kroese, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Joel & Julie Leusink, Deacon Dave & Sherry Van’t Hul

NURSERY TODAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Kayla Stoker, Aubri Fedders, Teagan

De Jager, Cassidy Van’t Hul; PM Mitchell Byl Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Judi Wesselink, Emily Fedders, Dylan Zomermaand, Dawson Feenstra; PM Brent De Jager Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Zachary Mouw, Doug Pollema, Eric Kroese, Travis Kooima

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

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: John & Amy Emerick

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Dan & Dana Fedders

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Rozeboom to Justin Van Zee; Ted Salazar to Kevin Schutte; Liz Schmith to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Glen Scholten to Lauren Runia; John Scholten 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

7:00 PM Salt and Light Bible Study (Women)

MONDAY

6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting

8:00 PM Council Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

July 9, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!” (Psalm 145:10, ESV) Indeed, we gather to praise and bless the Lord. Welcome! 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 Mick Gerrit Van Schepen, infant son of Lonny & Emily, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

WE WELCOME Pastor Klompien as he leads our evening service today. His message is from Luke 7:35-50 titled “Blessed Mourners”.

LADIES who would like to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, July 11, should meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Steve and Tara Dekkers will be worshipping with us. They will share of their work with Launch Global. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the church basement.

NEW ADDRESS for Carter & Jodi Pollema is 101 Apple Place, Ames, IA 50010. Phone numbers: 712-578-8810 (Carter) and 712-460-3075 (Jodi).

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, July 20, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy coney dogs and taverns for supper. Following the meal, Paul Van Roekel from George will present information on bee keeping and honey production.

INSPIRE 2017 is scheduled in Detroit, MI Aug, 3-5. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to worship, connect, learn and serve with others – like you – who have been inspired to serve God in their local church. Visit crcna.org/Inspire2017 to learn more and to register.

THANK YOU for your expressions of sympathy through words, cards or gifts in remembrance of our dear Mom and Grandma, Emma Roskam. Thanks to Pastor Loren & Norma for the visits and words of comfort and the Care Group for the plaque. We are grateful to belong to a caring church. –Arlene Van Schepen, Nicole & Brian Rozeboom and family

THANK YOU for the cards and calls I received following my surgery. Thank you also to Pastor and Norma for their calls and prayers. It was all very much appreciated! –Lois Salazar

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Pray for Val Brummel and her niece, Aysha De Groot, as they are involved in a work project with Bethel and Building Guate ministries. They will be returning on Friday.

Ÿ Teresa Vanden Bosch is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday at Avera McKennan Hospital to have her thyroid removed.

Ÿ Russ Vander Schaaf was released from the VA Hospital in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Doctors are still trying to determine the cause of his low blood pressure. Pray for strength.

Ÿ Continue to remember Eldon & LuAnn De Wild in your prayers as they wait for word from Madison concerning acceptance for a lung transplant for Eldon.

Ÿ Give thanks with Dar Sohl for progress made in her recovery from recent hip replacement surgery.

Ÿ Pray for those who will be participating in the International Cadet Camporee. From our church, Nic Van Engen and Joel Leusink are on the planning committee, Mary Leusink is helping with food service, Ken Leusink, Larry Hoekstra, Jason Kats and Eric Kroese are helping with the service project – cutting down trees. Cadets Cory Ney, Ethan Ney and Jesse Ney will be participating in the Camporee.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We offer our sympathy to Paula & Heath Oostenink and family in the passing of Paula’s grandmother, June Van Dyke of Sanborn on July 3. Her funeral was held this past Thursday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort as well as hope in the Resurrection of our Lord.

Ÿ Congratulations to Travis and Brianna (Van Der Zwaag) Even, who were united in marriage this past Friday. We pray for the Lord’s blessing as they begin their life together.

Ÿ We remember those who recently have had surgeries or have been hospitalized and pray for them as they continue to heal and recover.

Ÿ Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, is currently in remission, but is still seriously weak. He needs to recover from his most recent round of chemotherapy before he can receive a bone marrow transplant. Please pray for Dave’s physical as well as spiritual strength as they continue. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

HCS Office Hours: Just a reminder that we are open on Monday mornings from 8:30-12:30 and Thursday afternoons from 12-3:30p. We will also be open this Wed., July 12, from 6:00-8:00p. Come in to register, fill out a NICSTO FORM, pick up report cards, drop off forms, sign up for lunch or tuition autodraw, or pick up some SCRIPT!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

LAWN CHAIRS NEEDED: The Local Conference Committee for the GEMS Conference to be held at Dordt College is looking to borrow lawn chairs for July 28&29. They will be returned following the Conference in early August. Contact Karinda de Boom at skdb@aol.com or 605-321-1038.

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tuesday, July 11, from 7:00-9:00p. “Out of the Shadow” a documentary film about one family’s journey with schizophrenia will be shown. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us.

LYON COUNTY FAIR Gospel & Praise Concert will be held on Sunday, July 16, at 2:30p at the First Ref. Church in Rock Rapids featuring “Four for Him” (Aaron Alons, Andy Prins, Nate Schreurs, John Schreurs).

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients and caregivers on Thursday, July 20, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Point Gathering Room. Questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

HOPE HAVEN: Thursday, July 20, 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 5:30p for Carmel with a stop at Post Equipment. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. There will be a freewill donation for this event. To pre-register for this event 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 Monday, July 24, at 1:30p at the Hospers CRC. 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 place your bids. Our guest speaker will be Loren Veldhuizen who will share his experiences in Africa with a power point presentation. Hope to see you all there.

KINGDOM BOUNDARIES PRISON AFTERCARE (KBPA) will be hosting a mini-festival celebrating 4 years of walking alongside men as they re-enter society after serving time in the SD prison system on Sat., July 29, from 4:00-8:00p at New Day Church in Harrisburg, SD. Dinner served with the meat provided by the Sioux County Pork Producers. Weather permitting this celebration will be held outdoors. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, we’ll meet indoors at the Church.

JFA will be hosting our first Foundation Event on August 18th at Calico Skies winery. The doors will open at 5:30p with a catered meal starting at 6:00p. Entertainment will be provided by Nick Engbers. This event is for those who are a part of our Foundation or would like to become a part of it. If you’re interested in learning more about this fabulous evening, feel free to contact Joel DeWit at (712) 476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER RETREAT will be held Sept. 12 at the 1st Reformed Church in Sioux Center. You don’t want to miss this time of warm Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal. Kendra Smiley, featured speaker at this retreat, is coming to share her wit and wisdom on living life intentionally. All are encouraged to come and stay for the evening dinner and concert with the Valley Male Chorus. This chorus presents every concert with the hope that each listener is encouraged and uplifted by God’s love and grace. The banquet and evening concert are open to all. You don’t need to attend the retreat to come for the evening, but reservations are needed.

LUKE SOCIETY: Pray for the final planning stages of the Luke Society’s 2017 Eurasia Regional Conference, which is scheduled for July 11-17 in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. Pray that all the work that has been put in will be fruitful in educating, encouraging and renewing friendships among Luke Society ministries. Pray also for Eleanor Boelens whose husband, Dr. Peter Boelens, passed away on June 9. As first executive director, Dr. Boelens was instrumental in shaping the mission and vision of the Luke Society. Praise the Lord for his life.

Praise God that 18 children underwent successful cleft lip and palate procedures at the ministry in Moyobamba, Peru in May. Pray for the physical, emotional and social skills of the patients, and that the services they receive will lead them into a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ.