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June 14, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 14, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Ministers      

 

Preparation for Worship: “This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b

 

 

 WE HUMBLE OURSELVES TO WORSHIP THE LORD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*We Greet Each Other

*Opening Song: #501:1-5 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” vs. 1&2 all; 3. women; 4. men; 5.all

Baptism of Stella Faye Veldman & Huxton Bruce Van Schepen

Ministry of Music: Solo by Makinzie Vande Hoef… “Hold to Jesus”

 

WE SEEK FORGIVENSS FROM THE LORD

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

 

WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

*Song of Preparation: #206:1,6,7 “Blest Are the Contrite Hearts”    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:1-12

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: SW#68:1-3 “Because He Lives”

 

WE DEPART TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #501:7 “Of, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”  (in unison)

*Postlude                        

 

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY: Dave & Kay Kroese, Deacon Rick & Tonya De Groot

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Cliff & Marlys Koele, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Susan De Yager, Anna Dirksen, Anna Zomermaand, Emily Fedders, Mitchell Fedders; PM Sean Baccam Family 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Heidi Dokter, Amy Emerick, Teagan De Jager, Jaiden Bonestroo, DaNae Van’t Hul; PM Mark Fedders Family

 

USHERS FOR JUNE: Brent De Jager, Tom Sheffield, Doug Pollema, 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 Christian Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Center for Financial Education (Sioux Center)

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Brent & Amy De Jager

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dwayne & Dori De Jong

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jon                      

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                            

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Mrs. Sid Westra to Sos & Kara Maletoungou; Evan Wielenga to Kevin Schutte; Larry Wielenga to Justin Van Zee; Ben Wiersma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Winterfeld to Lauren Runia; Eric Zomermaand to Rev. Jan Van Ee

 

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

June 14, 2015

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  We gather in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please greet those worshiping around you with words and gestures of 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 we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Stella Faye Veldman, infant daughter of Travis & Brittany Veldman, and Huxton Bruce Van Schepen, infant son of Justin & Sheila Van Schepen.

 

THIS EVENING we welcome Greg Steggerda from Orange City as he leads our worship service.  His message is taken from Acts 8:4-25 titled “The Great Power of God”.  

 

WE ARE STILL IN NEED of Care Group Leaders/Assistants for the 2015-2016 year. If you would be willing to help, please call the church office (439-1626).  

 

GEMS: We are looking for 5 GEMS counselors for this next year. Has God been whispering in your ear about getting involved with youth or mentoring girls? Are you ready to answer, “Send Me”. Karinda de Boom is taking over as club coordinator for this next year. Please contact her at 605-321-1038 or email skdb@aol.com if you would like more information or are ready to answer God’s call.

 

FROM THE BUILDING COMMITTEE: The Lower Parking Lot renovation will begin the middle of June. Please keep in consideration parking for the elderly during the parking lot renovation.

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, June 18, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons in Hull. We will be carpooling to Old 60 in Sheldon for our evening meal. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229.

 

ADDRESS: Gary & Susan Roetman are attending our church and a mailbox has been set up for them. Their home address is: 806 3rd St. in Hull. Their cell phone numbers are: Gary: 760-902-8181; Susan: 760-902-8625. They have been placed in Care Group #3.

 

NEW ADDRESS for Gerald & Harriet Kroese is: 1007 7th St. N.E. #105, Orange City, IA 51041. Their new phone number is 712-707-9993.

 

MINUTES FROM COUNCIL MEETING 6-8-15

At the June 8 Council meeting the following officers were elected: President: Glen Scholten; Vice-

      President: Dave Vande Griend; Clerk: Rob Westra; Vicar: Gerald Jansen; President of the Deacons: Eric

      Kroese; Treasurer: Kyle Bolkema.

Those scheduled to be Greeters and Ushers are asked to arrive 20 minutes before the service begins. If you

      are unable to be there, please find a replacement.

Congregation members are encouraged to fill out the Evangelism survey. Extra surveys are on the table in

      the back of church. Completed surveys can be put in Val Brummel’s mailbox.

Beginning June 21, there will be no folding chairs in the back of the sanctuary. The reserved section in the

      back is for families with small children and the padded chairs are for those with medical conditions. Some

      of these people don’t arrive until right before the service begins, so please leave these areas available.

Beginning July 1, all church doors will be locked prior to 7:00 AM and after 5:00 PM unless there are

      services or meetings scheduled. This includes the doors by the mailboxes. If you group wishes to meet in the

      church or Youth Building, you will need to contact the secretary or janitors a day in advance.

 

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR MAY:

 General Fund:  $32,254                Building Fund:  $1,047.00                Mission Fund:   $875.00

 

THANK YOU ALL for making Everest VBS a great success!! Thank you to everyone – those who helped as Station Leaders and Crew Leaders, those who coordinated the skits, those that lead the music, and also those who donated supplies. We were able to donate many groceries and $617 to our local Snack Pack Program. Thanks again for everything. Hope to see you in 2016! –The VBS Committee

 

THANK YOU: Susan and I would like to thank all of you at 1st CRC for your prayers, cards and words of encouragement for us and our family! We know our journey fighting cancer will continue but having the good news that the cancer is responding gives us hope. We will continue this treatment for 4-1/2 more months and then hope to find even more miracles have taken place! God is in control and God is good – all the time! Thank you!  --Gary & Susan Roetman

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Continue to keep Howard Grevengoed, George Heynen, DeAnn Timmermans, Jeanette Boogerd, and Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. Pray for continued healing and return to full strength.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Michelle and Eric Zomermaand and missionary Justin Van Zee in the passing of their grandmother, Reva Van Wyk, of Grinnel on Thursday, June 4. May God comfort them.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Wilma Altena and Joyce Vander Well & family in the passing of their sister and sister-in-law, Lydia De Boer, of Rock Valley on Saturday, June 6. May God comfort them in their loss.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Gary and Susan Roetman & family in the unexpected passing of their daughter, Carrie De Jongh, on Tuesday evening. May God comfort them in this difficult time.

Wilmar Pollema was released from the hospital on Tuesday. Give thanks that the doctors were able to find the source of the bleeding and stop the bleeding. Pray for continued strength and healing.

Give thanks that Sherry Brummel was able to return home from the hospital on Tuesday. Pray for increased strength and that the infection would clear up.

Knee replacement surgery for Rog Vis was postponed. It will be rescheduled.

Russ Vander Schaaf continues with hyperbaric therapy treatment. Pray that the treatments will prevent bleeding.

Gary Roetman will continue with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for relief from the fatigue.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; Elmer Raman in Rock Rapids, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We express our sympathy to Matt and Briana Roetman and their extended family in the sudden passing of Matt’s sister, Carrie De Jongh, 40, of Hull. The funeral was held this past Friday. We also pray for Carrie’s family: her husband, Jeff, and children, Adrianna, Beau, Mandi, and Jaelyn. May God provide them with his grace and strength.

Hermina Hulstein moved from her apartment at the Homestead to Pleasant Acres this week. Please pray for Hermina as she makes this adjustment.

We pray for Gene Driesen, Nella, and family as Gene receives care from hospice. We pray for his comfort and peace.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Ann Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOU ARE INVITED to attend the Synodical Service of Prayer and Praise to be held at the First CRC in Sioux Center at 4:00p today. The service will also include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. We look forward to worshipping together with the delegates to Synod 2015 and to ask for God’s blessing upon our denomination.

 

SEMINAR: Dr. Mark Grey, Director of the Iowa Center for Immigration Leadership and Integration at UNI, will lead a seminar on “New and Diverse Populations: Challenges and Opportunities for Iowa Communities. The session will be Tues., June 16, from 1:00-4:00p in Room 1606 of the Science and Technology Center at Dordt. It is free and open to the public.

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUCH will be held on Wed., June 17, at 9:15a at Whispering Heights Community Senior Room. The inspirational message is “The Invincible Woman” by Janice Mayo. The brunch is $4.00 and reservations are essential. Call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583.

 

HOPE HAVEN’S 20TH ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center on Fri. & Sat., June 19&20. The festival will provide great continuous music from 1:00-10:00p on Friday and 10:00a-10:00p on Saturday. Approximately 20 different groups from 5 states are scheduled to sing! This 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, the Music Festival will be held at the Rec Center on the campus of Dordt.

 

RISE FEST 2015 is June 19&20 in Sheldon with 2 days of main stage entertainment featuring Newsboys, Matthew West, Jason Gray, Rend Collective, Sidewalk Prophets, Rhett Walker Band, Mark Schultz, Ginny Owens, Remedy Drive and more! Seminars, Kids Zone, ROTR Youth Tent; there’s something for everyone. All general admission tickets are only $35 for TWO full days! Kids 10 and under are free.

 

CROSSROAD CONNECTION: Maintaining the Heart of a Ministry. Dee Obrecht, the new executive director of Criminal Justice Chaplaincy, discusses how she is building on the foundation established by the ministry’s founder, Jim Vander Schaaf. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!