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June 12, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23



*Responsive Call to Worship:

              Pastor:      Let us worship the eternal God, the source of love and life, who creates us.

              People:     Let us worship Jesus Christ, the risen one, who lives among us.

              Pastor:      Let us worship the Spirit, the holy fire, who renews us.

              People:     To the one true God be praise in all times and places, through the grace of

                        Jesus Christ.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #253:1,2,4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”


God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done” (vs. 2 a cappella)

Offering: Laos Grain Bins


Hymn of Intercession: #625:1 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”

Intercessory Prayer  


 *Song of Preparation: #424:1-2 “Spirit of the Living God”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22-23; I Peter 1:3-9

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fruit of the Spirit: Joy”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #422:1-5 “O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts” (Blue Psalter)


Celebration of Communion     

                #571:1-3 “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know” during passing of the bread

Hymn of Response: #298:1-5 “According to Thy Gracious Word”

  (offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)


*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #316:1-4 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”   


*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony & Dana Fedders…clavinova


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Gerald Jansen, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Carol Vis, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Nicole Rozeboom, Shondra Wielenga, Rachel Kats, Teagan De Jager, Taylor Westphal; PM John Emerick Family  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Michelle Zomermaand, Colin Westra, Blaike Bonestroo, Aubri Fedders; PM Mark Fedders Family  

USHERS FOR MAY: Rod Te Krony, Marcus Kroese, Jake Ney, Dan Bonestroo

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

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Ed. Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Dave & Carol Rozeboom     


POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya

POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: AM Arlene; PM Set: Jason; Run: Julie                                              

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                


CORRESPONDENCE: Justin Te Slaa to Justin Van Zee; Roger Tiedeman to Kevin Schutte; Ella Mae Vande Burgt to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Vande Griend to Lauren Runia; Dennis Vande Griend to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM         Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service


    6:30 PM        Elder’s Meeting

    7:00 PM        Deacon’s Meeting

    8:00 PM        Council Meeting (newly elected Elders & Deacons are requested to come for election of new officers)    



June 12, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship and Christian fellowship. Please greet one another with words of peace. 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 we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each try.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Matthew 3:13-17 titled “The Mystery of the Trinity”.

OFFERING: Our church is partnering with Faith CRC in Sioux Center to deliver two 30,000 bushel grain bins to Laos. These will be the largest bins in Laos, and are an integral part of the Christian Harvest Center movement in Laos. The offering today will be taken to defray the costs of transportation and also help purchase other necessary equipment. Thank you for your generous support!

INSTALLATION for newly elected elders and deacons will be next Sunday morning, June 19th.

NEWLY ELECTED members to the Christian Education Term Committee were Janice Driesen and Kirk Struik.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Faith Promise form for 2016-17 is in the church mailboxes. Please return the signed form to Seth Oostenink’s mailbox as soon as possible!

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, June 14. Meet in the upper parking lot at church to car pool. Call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend if you have any questions.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 6:00p at the HOMESTEAD COMMONS in Hull. We will have a picnic potluck. Everyone bring your favorite picnic dish. Bingo will follow with prizes bring provided. Questions call Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 470-2229.

YOU’RE INVITED to RiseFest 2016 in Sheldon! June 17&18 are 2 full days of family entertainment with Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, Crowder, Building 429, Mandisa, Matt Maher, and much more. Kids zone, food vendors, prayer tent – there’s something for everyone at RiseFest. Adult tickets are only $40 for the entire weekend and kids 10 and under are free! Get your tickets now at See you at RiseFest!!

DO YOU LIKE CADETS? Do you love to golf? The Three Rivers Cadet Council is planning a benefit golf tournament for Friday, June 25, at 9:00a. $160.00 per foursome or $40.00 a person and we’ll put you on a team. Lots of prizes to be awarded! After the golf tournament, there will be a classic Cadet Dutch oven meal served by the Head counselors from the Three Rivers Council Call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at to register.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 29th.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE would like to express their sincere thank you to all those who signed up and showed up to the banquet Wednesday. It is a huge undertaking and takes a lot of planning and a lot of willing hands to make it all work. We were able to feed 464 (90 of which were children) hungry bodies and hopefully helped satisfy a few hungry souls. Thanks again to everyone who gave of their time and talents.

TEENS – 13-19!!! The 3rd Annual Hullger Games is being planned for Friday, July 8, at 8:30p and the challenges are looking to be very exciting again this year!!! 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 – and GREAT PRIZES awarded to the top 3 teams and BEST DRESSED!!! Registration is $20 per team – totally refunded when you register the night of the event! Go to to download the registration form as well as the medical waiver for each of your team members!!! Contact the Hull Chamber office with any questions – 439-1513.                                                                                                           



Congratulations to Kyle & Shae (De Jager) Pollema who were united in marriage on Friday. We wish them the Lord’s blessings as they begin their life together.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Nell Brunsting in the passing of her brother-in-law, Ed Brunsting from Charles City, who passed away on Tuesday, May 31.

Bette Marra had her first chemo treatment on Thursday. Pray for better health.

Cliff Koele was released from Mayo Clinic earlier this week and will be at the Sioux Center Hospital for 45 days. He appreciates visits. He has an appointment at Mayo on Friday, June 17. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

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; Marvin Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; & Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Please pray for the Paradise Bound Serve Team who will be returning home early Monday morning. Their first flight will be at 1:00p this afternoon and they will be back at church by 1:00a Monday morning. We pray that the Lord has worked in their hearts, for safety in their travel, and healing for those that are feeling ill.

Please be in prayer for Brianna Van Der Zwaag (Care Group 2B) who had surgery Wednesday to remove her appendix. The surgery went well and she is now at home. We pray for healing and for the Lord’s continued care.

Brandon Vander Stoep left early Thursday morning to travel to Grand Rapids, MI to serve as a young adult representative for Synod. He will return home early Saturday morning, June 18. Please keep Brandon in your prayers as he participates in Synod 2016.

We keep Tyson Boer (Care Group 2A) in our prayers as he recovers from surgery which repaired his broken nose.

Please be in prayer for Elijah Vande Griend, son of Benji and Mindy Vande Griend (Care Group 1A), who continues his recovery from surgery.

We pray for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah. Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B) brother-in-law. Dave has received a diagnosis of Acute Myeliod Leukemia (AML). He has started chemotherapy. We pray for healing and for God’s peace in their lives.

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.


           Western Christian Booster Club is hosting a Burger-Brat Fry prior to the Unity-Western Softball and Baseball games in Hull on Tuesday, June 14, at 5:00p.

      Western: The summer office hours at Western will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00a to 1:00p.

       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).

      HCS summer hours are Monday from 8:00a-12:30p and Thursday from 12:00-3:30p. SCRIPT will be ordered every other week: June 13&27, July 11&25, and August 8&22.


SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wednesday, June 15, at 1:00p in the Royale Meadows West Community Room. Ashley Anderson from Sioux Center Health will talk about Caregiver Guilt and Burnout. For questions, call Ashley at 722-8157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM: What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They give you a way to tell your wishes to family, friends, and health care professionals and to avoid confusion later on. Social Worker Jo Thry, LBSW will offer guidance regarding advance directives at a free “lunch-n-learn” on Thursday, June 23, from noon to 1:00 at the Prairie Ridge Care Center community room. Pre-registration is required by June 17 by contacting Tamara Breen in the health system’s education department at 712-737-5365 or

HOPE HAVEN’S 21st Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center on June 17&18 from 11:30a-10:00p on Friday and 10:30a-10:00p on Saturday. Currently 22 different groups from 6 states are scheduled to sing! The Music Festival is a benefit for Hope Haven and freewill offerings will be taken each day. A lunch stand will be open both days. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at Dordt College.

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. This position is for mornings Tuesday, Friday and a flex day (12 hr/wk) requires a heart for people, established computer skills and a desire to be part of a team working to show Love In the Name of Christ. Send resumes to: Love INC, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.