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June 13, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –June 13, 2021

       Rev. Todd Zuidema.….Guest Minister

Preparation for Worship: Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen (based on Ps. 19:14)

WE HUMBLE OURSELVES TO WORSHIP THE LORD

Prelude

Call to Worship: I John 3:1-3

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #253:1,3,4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

WE SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM THE LORD

God’s Will for our Lives: I Corinthians 13:1-13

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance: Romans 5:1-11

Hymn of Assurance: #263:1,3,4 “Just As I Am, without One Plea”

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

*Song of Preparation: #282:1,3,4 “Break Now the Bread of Life”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Acts 2:42-47

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Devoted”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #547:1-3 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God”

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion

*Hymn of Response: #490:1,2 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

WE DEPART TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #490:3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

*Postlude     

  

Your offering for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand 

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats   

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Brad & Lisa Kats, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY: AM Danielle Bonestroo, Kaleigh Van Middendorp, Kaden Struik, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Sawyer Rozeboom; PM Dan Poppema Family   

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Abigail Kats, Jesse Ney, Ashten  Winterfeld; PM Eric Rens Family

USHERS FOR JUNE: Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Darren Bonestroo, Brian Rozeboom

VALET PARKING FOR JUNE: (Please be here at 9:10a) June 13: Bryce Veldman, Mitchell Winterfeld; June 20: Zach Mouw, Tim Kats; June 27: Mitchell Fedders, Dylan Zomermaand

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. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: Atlas

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Brian & Nicole R.                NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Carol R.

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                          NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Tonya

                                                                                                                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Cody  

CORRESPONDENCE: Clark Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Eldon Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Justin Van Schepen to Michael Ribbens; Lonny Van Schepen to Kevin Schutte; Arlene Van Schepen to Lauren Runia; Darren Vant Hul 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

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 13, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship, as we pray: Speak your word to us, Lord, as we are able to hear it. (March 4:33) 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 welcome Rev. Todd Zuidema as he leads our worship service.

THIS MORNING we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. The elders are offering communion packets to all professing members who enter the church. If you have not received one and are already seated, feel free to get a packet from the table in the back of church. The communion packet contains a wafer under a cellophane seal. This clear cellophane seal at the top must be removed first to access the wafer. To access the juice, peel back the second seal being careful not to squeeze the plastic cup. Point the tab away from you as you remove the seal. If you wish to do this prior to communion, you can keep the grape juice in the communion rack in the pew in front of you.

THIS EVENING Barry Miedema will lead our worship service. His message is from Matthew 5:1-12 titled “Blessed Are the Meek”.

COUNCIL MEETING: Newly elected office bearers are requested to attend the Council Meeting on Monday at 8:00p when the election of a President, Vice-President, Clerk and Vicar will take place. The organizational meeting will take about 15-20 minute.

OFFICE HOURS; For the summer months, I will be in the office starting at 9:00a on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you need assistance and I am not in, you can leave a message on the answering machine or if it is something that needs immediate attention, call my cell phone 712-578-1835 or 712-475-3094. -Karen

CHILDREN’S CHURCH TEACHERS AND HELPERS NEEDED: Please prayerfully consider being a part of this exciting children’s ministry in our church! We would love to have you share your passion for the Lord by guiding our youth in worship and ministering God’s word to them during this critical time of spiritual development in their lives. Teachers are asked to sign up once every 5-6 weeks, and teaching materials will be provided. Helpers (upper elementary/high school students or adults) will be contacted by the teachers when needed. If you are interested, please contact Lynette Feenstra at 578-9383 by the end of June. This is definitely a fun and important way to invest in the youth of First CRC! All children 3 years old-2nd grade are invited to attend Children’s Church every Sunday evening in the church basement!

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, June 17, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy casseroles with sides for supper. Following our meal, we will play table games. Please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

HOPE HAVEN Annual Gospel Sing Benefit will be held on Friday, June 18, beginning at 1:00p and Saturday, June 19, beginning at 12:30p in Central Park in Sioux Center. Food available. Free will offering will be taken for Hope Haven. Rain Site: Dordt Rec Center.

THANK YOU I would like to thank everyone who has blessed me with cards, prayers and many other special ways. I am very thankful that I don’t have to have surgery. Please pray with me that my arm may start healing a little faster. I am very thankful for all the many acts of kindness and love that my amazing church family has shown me! -Sandy Starkenburg

THANK YOU to my church family for all the prayers, cards, well-wishes, food, visits, and gifts for my husband, John, while he was in the hospital and after his death. A special thank you to Pastor Kotman and Pastor Ouwinga, Elders Larry Wielenga and Dave Rozeboom and Deacon Ryan Bolkema and my care group and the lunch ladies after the service for all of their concerns. I am grateful and thankful for each one of you. Above all, we thank our Heavenly Father for all his blessings. -Betty Bolkema and family

THANK YOU to those who helped prepare the meal at the banquet and to those who helped serve. Thank you also to those who contributed toward the cost of the meal. It was appreciated!  -The Evangelism Committee

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Rick and Hilary Van Hill and family in the passing of Rick’s dad, John Van Hill of Pasco, Washington. John passed away on Friday, June 4. May God comfort this family in their time of sorrow.

Lou Krommendyk fell on Monday and was admitted to the Sheldon Hospital. She was able to return to the Christian Retirement Home on Wednesday.

Prayers are requested for Todd Warntjes, son-in-law of Glenda & Larry Oolman and husband of Heidi. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months back. Doctors are going to perform a delicate surgery on Monday to remove a tumor from his spine.

Continue to keep Carol Reekers in your prayers. Pray that the immunotherapy treatments will be effective and bring healing.

Sandy Starkenburg met with the doctor this past Monday and she is very thankful that she will not need to have surgery on her arm. Give thanks for the healing experienced thus far and give Sandy patience as she deals with needing to continue to wear her sling and not being able to use her arm as she would like. 

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:

We rejoice with Dash and Amber De Groot who welcomed their son, Dallas, on Wednesday, June 2.

Cade Broek and Jordyn Marra were united in marriage on Friday, June 4. We wish them God’s blessing on their marriage.

We rejoice with Nathan Ver Meer and Lindsey Zuidema as they were united in marriage on Saturday, June 5. May God bless their union!

Please be in prayer for Jennifer Steiger as she recovers from hip surgery. They were unable to find a physical reason for the pain she has been dealing with, so prayers for recovery and pain relief are appreciated.

Please be in prayer for Ken Vander Plas, father of Kristi Ten Pas, as he recovers from a triple bypass surgery. His condition deteriorated last week, but after switching medications the family is hopeful. Dialysis seems to be helping, but he remains in a medically induced coma.

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He continues to recover from his surgery with good progress and the leak in his esophagus is healed. We praise God that he is starting to gain weight and pray especially for a blood clot in his leg to go away. (updates on caring bridge) We pray for the Boer family as they deal with travel back and forth and are often separated.

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

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.

CFE KEEPING IT “REEL” FAMILY FISHING OUTING is scheduled for June 18 from 4:00-7:00p at Big Sioux Recreation Area in Hawarden. Join us for an evening of fun on the water. Canoes will be available or bring your own small boat or just fish from shore! Bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait. Drawing for prizes and a raffle! Cookout at conclusion including marshmallows. Bounce house for little fishers. RSVP (712-722-3527).

REGISTER for a high school experience of a life time! Tri-State Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for June 25-27 at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. TEC is an interdenominational three- day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.com or email Tri-StateTEC@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

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.