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June 14, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 14, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for worship: “As we prepare for worship, we pray that you will quiet our hearts, that we may hear your voice in your Word. We pray that you will stir our hearts, that we may more faithfully follow Jesus, and that you will be glorified by the praise and prayers we offer you.”

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude: “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” & “Our Father, Clothed in Majesty (Lord’s Prayer)”   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #96:1,2,4 “Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise”

*God’s Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance

Hymn of Response: SW#42:1,2 “Cry Of My Heart”

             

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Acknowledgement of Graduates

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message (Children remain seated)

*Song of Preparation: #193:1-3 “God Is So Good” (Celebration Hymnal) & SW#25 “Great and Mighty”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 6:9-13, 7:9-11, Lord’s Day 46

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Our Father in Heaven”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #231:1-3 “How Great Is the Love of the Father”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #634:1-3 “Father, We Love You”

*Postlude: “God, Our Father, Be Our Stay” (Bach)    

 

* indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 14, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Dear Friends in Christ, God loves you and delights to be with you - here and everywhere, today and always. Welcome!

OFFERING SCHEDULE: The offering for today, June 14, is for the Christian Ed Fund. The offering for next Sunday is Atlas of Sioux Center.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES: They are 8th grade: Braden Baccam, Ashley Fedders, Kirsten Grevengoed, Maeva Haveman, Bryson Sandbulte, Haley Wielenga & Traylie Vander Schaaf. High school: Jaiden Bonestroo, Haley Driesen, Dawson Feenstra, Mackelle Grevengoed, Aimee Vanden Bosch, Amanda Wiersma and Mitchell Winterfeld. College: Alyssa Fedders, Lee Rozeboom and DaNae Vant Hul. We will acknowledge them in our morning service.

THIS EVENING we will resume evening worship services opening it up to the whole congregation. There will be no nursery at either service. Parents are encouraged to take their child to the fellowship room in the basement if their child begins to become noisy. For today we ask that you use the upper parking lot only. Beginning June 21, we will open up the morning and evening services to the congregation. We will send you more details this week. Pastor Loren’s message this evening is from Acts 24 titled “Paul’s Trial Before Felix”. 

INSTALLATION of newly elected Elders and Deacons will take place next Sunday morning, June 21st. Elders are: Henry Kats, Lee Van Grouw, Randy Westra and Rob Westra. Deacons are: Jon Scholten, Curt Van Grouw and Travis Veldman.

USHERS for Sunday morning, June 21 & 28, are Jason Kats, Alex Westra, Galen Kroese, and Kevin Driesen.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith please contact Pastor Loren (pastor@hull1stcrc.com) by June 28th.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: I am in need of 3 leaders/assistants for our Care Groups. Please call the church office (439-1626) if you are willing to help out. Please leave a message if I am not in. -Karen

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, June 18th, at 6:00p at Pizza Ranch in Hull. In order to give the Pizza Ranch staff adequate time to prepare for our group, please RSVP to Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) by Monday, June 15th. Following our meal, we will travel down the street to tour the Hull Historical Museum. Call Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Kyle Bolkema has been transferred, at his request, to the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. We wish him God’s blessing in his new church home.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR MAY:

General Fund: $30,960.00                     Building Fund:   $1,192.00                    Benevolent Fund:  $1,695.00

Mission Fund:     1,761.00                     Resonate Global:    737.75

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

The doctor was pleased on Tuesday with the healing that Sharon Soodsma has experienced so far. Sharon will have an MRI to confirm that the infection is taken care of.

Give thanks that Sally De Groot is showing improvement.

Bennett Bruxvoort continues to show improvement following his knee replacement surgery. Pray for complete healing.

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 healing for Diane Bonestroo’s foot is progressing well.  

Continue to remember Gary Roetman in your prayers. Gary was scheduled to have a drain tube inserted in each lung on Thursday to drain fluid. He is on oxygen to help with breathing. He has trouble eating, drinking and talking due to weakness and difficulty breathing. Pray for ease in breathing, for the fluid in his lungs to stop and for Gary to get stronger. Pray the cancer infusion will work to build up his immune system to fight the cancer. Pray for “calm” as he rests in God’s Care!  

Give thanks that Joyce De Vries is getting stronger and making good progress in her recovery.

Lois Salazar was able to begin her oral chemo last week. Pray for no side effects and the desired results of remaining in remission.

Berdena Bylsma fell on Friday, June 5, and broke some ribs. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

LeRoy Jongetjes is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Friday, June 19, in Sioux Falls to replace a previous knee replacement. 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, Goldie Veldman; Whispering Heights: Sally De Groot; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

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.

Marion Van Soelen was hospitalized earlier this week after experiencing chills and overall weakness. After care and rest, he was able to return home this past Wednesday. We praise God for healing mercies and continue to pray for healing and strength.

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 ANNOUNCEMENT

   The week that local churches began live-streaming worship services was the week that Western Christian board members placed Spring Drive requests in church mailboxes. Spring Drive gifts are used for tuition relief and special needs at Western. As of this week we are grateful that over $50,000 has been donated to the Spring Drive towards our $90,000 goal. Many church members probably have not been picking up their mail from their church mailbox, but with churches opening up now we hope you will still make a gift to Western Christian. You can also make your gift electronically by clicking on https://www.westernchristianhs.com/support/donate.cfm and following the instructions given. The students, staff, and Board of Directors at Western thank you for your consideration.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTICE: We, the Ambassador Board of Cornerstone Prison church, have decided NOT to have our Benefit Banquet which was rescheduled for June 29, 2020. Please continue to keep this church behind the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in your prayer as well as in your giving. Thank you! -Ambassador Board

PRAYER REQUEST FROM THE CRCNA: All CRC and their members are asked to remember the deliberations of the Special Meeting of the Council of Delegates in prayer this week. The COD will be meeting on behalf of synod (which was canceled because of COVID-19) on June 16&17 for plenary sessions. This includes the approval of this year’s candidates for minister of the Word. All decisions from this special meeting will be reported to Synod 2021. Your prayers for wisdom and discernment through the leading of the Spirit are appreciated.

                                                                                                            -Colin Watson, Sr., Acting Executive Director