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June 19, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….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.



Prelude: “Faith of Our Fathers” & “The Fruits of the Spirit – Joy & Peace” -Goemanne   

*Call to Worship 

*Opening Hymn: #562:1,2,4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)

Hymn of Response: #284:1-3 “Father, I Adore You”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory: “Like A River Glorious Is God’s Perfect Peace”



 *Song of Preparation: #560:1,2 “Like a River Glorious”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22-23 & John 14:15-27 (pg. 1129)

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

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #489:1-4 “When Peace like a River” (Refrain after last stanza only)



Installation of Elders & Deacons (PH pg. 1004)

Prayer of Dedication: SW#33 “Lord, Be Glorified” 

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Hymn: #926:1,4 “God of Grace, and God of Glory” (LUYH)

*Postlude: “God of Grace and God of Glory” -Manz            

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Ken & Peg Visser, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Carol Vis, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand  

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Rachel Bolkema, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Madison Emerick, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Dan 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 the Christian Ed. Fund

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Parking Lot; 2. Katelyn’s Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Jana Rens                   


POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Set: Jason; Run: Julie

POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                   


CORRESPONDENCE: Joyce Vande Griend to Justin Van Zee; Duane Vande Griend to Kevin Schutte; Greg Vanden Bosch to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lawrence Vander Esch to Lauren Runia; Russ Vander Schaaf to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service


June 19, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). 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 will install our newly elected elders (Dave Kroese, Harry Meendering, Larry Wielenga) and deacons (Darren Bonestroo, Eric Haveman, Terry Jansma). We thank the elders (Glen Scholten, Dave Te Slaa, Dave Vande Griend) and deacons (Dean Bonestroo, Eric Kroese, Eric Zomermaand) who will be ending their term on June 30. We also give thanks for those who willingly had their names placed up for nomination.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Colossians 1:15-23 titled “Jesus: God and Man”.

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of council will be meeting in July to assign committee chairmen and members of the various church committees. If you no longer wish to be on a committee or if you would like to be on a committee, please contact Harry Meendering or Rob Westra by June 28th.

CARE GROUPS: There will be some updating of care groups due to the new elders & deacons. If you are willing to continue on as a Care Group Leader/Assistant or if you are willing to help out with this, please call the church office as soon as possible (439-1626). Thank you!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to send a note of encouragement to Sam Scholten, stationed in Fort Bragg North Carolina, his parents will be traveling there, God willing, the first week of July. Glen and Tami will be happy to deliver any correspondence that you put into their mailbox.

THE THREE RIVERS CADET COUNCIL is planning a benefit golf tournament for Saturday, June 25, at 9:00a. $160.00 per foursome or $40.00 a person and we’ll put you on a team. Call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at to register.

THE EVENING CHILDREN’S CHURCH PROGRAM is in need of 2 or 3 new teachers. Anyone interested in teaching is asked to contact Lynette Feenstra (712-578-9383) by the end of June. Each teacher usually signs up to teach 4-6 evenings during a 6 month period. Please prayerfully consider sharing your gifts to help educate and worship with our covenant children. Thank you.


At the June 13 council meeting the following officers were elected: President: Harry Meendering; Vice-

President: Dave Kroese; Clerk: Rob Westra; Vicar: Gerald Jansen; President of the Deacons: Eric Rens; Treasurer: Kyle Bolkema.

The Revised Marriage Policy and Church Facilities Use Policy were presented and passed.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Matt Vanden Bosch has been transferred, at his request, to the Heritage Protestant Reformed Church in Sioux Falls, SD. We wish him God’s blessing in his new church home.

NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Union Gospel Mission on Wed., June 29th. We are especially looking for anyone that would be willing to share of their talents by singing or doing an instrumental number. It is very special for people at the mission.

THE VAN EES have decided to retire from their missionary service. This will free up funds that were previously allocated to them. It was suggested we use these funds to serve a more local missionary need or possibly a missionary that is closer affiliated to church family members. If you have suggestions where these funds could go, please contact one of the Evangelism Committee members and we will further consider them.

TEENS–13-19!!! The 3rd Annual Hullger Games is being planned for Fri., July 8, at 8:30p. 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 & great prizes awarded to the top 3 teams and best dressed!!! Registration is $20 per team–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!!! Questions call 439-1513. 

THANK YOU to everyone for the gifts we received for our shower and for the prayers and encouragement in the weeks before our wedding. It is so good to be part of this caring and supportive church family.  -Jacob & Abby Koedam


General Fund:       $25,808.80                  Building Fund:      $3,415.00               Parking Lot:  $3,181.03

Mission Fund:           1,070.00                  Back to God Hour:     150.53             VBS:                  374.71

Western Foundation:    659.00                  Talking Bibles:        1,299.67                                                                                                                                        



Congratulations to Brady & Courtni (Wesselink) Bootsma 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 all who mourn the passing of Marvin Vander Wilt early Tuesday morning. Marvin was a brother-in-law of Jo Van Surksum and uncle to Dave & Aletha Snieder.

Harold Vander Vegte had Rotator Cuff surgery on June 10. Pray for healing and relief from the pain. Pray also for comfort for Harold and Leona in the passing of Harold’s sister, Sue Van Zanten of Durango, Colorado who passed away on June 12.

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

Cliff Koele was released from Mayo Clinic and was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital for 45 days. He appreciates visits. He had 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; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


We give thanks to God that Dar Boer (Care Group 5A) returned home this week. We pray for his continued healing in the next few weeks and months as he recovers from open heart bypass surgery.

We continue to pray for God’s healing and peace for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah as Dave is treated for Leukemia (Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B), brother-in-law)

We pray for all those who continue to recover from procedures, surgeries, and illnesses.

We praise God that the Paradise Bound Serve Team arrived home safely this week. We give thanks for the work that was accomplished and for the work that continues to be done in Guatemala.

Joel & Christina Barkel arrived safely in Rwanda and are beginning their service with the Peace Corps for the next 2-1/2 years. We pray that God will guide them in their work.

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.


           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.


CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH will be held at 9:15a at the Whispering Heights Community Room on Wed., June 22. Show your patriotism by wearing red, white or blue!! Brunch is $4.00. Inspirational speaker is Lynn Sargent with the message, “Finding Hope in the Midst of Challenging Circumstances”, Feature by Jennie Pluim is “Deck of Cards” and Betty Pollema will feature her patriotic quilt. An offering will be received for Stonecroft Ministries. Call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583 if you would like to come!

HOPE HAVEN will be holding its annual Trail Ride on Saturday, June 25, beginning in Fairview, SD at 1:00a and winding through the Big Sioux Bluffs of Iowa & South Dakota. The ride will conclude by 1:00p with a cowboy style meal and prize drawings at the Fairview City Park. We ask that you support this event by making a donation towards wheelchair sponsorships.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friends Board (Friends of NISO) is sponsoring a garden tour on JULY 7 from 4:00-8:00p and JULY 8 from 9:00a-1:00p. Tour gardens are at the homes of Duane & Jan Bajema, Alvin & Betty Bleyenberg, John & Deb Doornenbal, and Ken & Ardene Emmelkamp. Truffles will be served at Greenworld. All proceeds are to support the NISO Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets ($15 each or 2 for $25) are available at the Sioux Center Chamber Office, 303 N. Main Ave, all day July 6&7 and the morning of July 8, Tickets will also be available at each garden site both days.

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. The position is for Tuesday & Friday mornings and one flexible morning each week (12 hr/wk). Send your resume to Love INC, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.