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June 20, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 20, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister    Father’s Day 

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 COME INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #135:1,2,7,9 “Sing Praise to the Lord Almighty”   

WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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

Intercessory Prayer

Minute of Mission – DVD – Kids’ Club

WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD

*Song of Preparation: #588:1-3 “Tell Your Children”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Thessalonians 2:1-16

God’s Word Proclaimed: “As a Father Deals with His Own Children”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #451:1-4 “A Christian Home” (Celebration)

WE LEAVE TO SERVE GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #156 “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”
*Postlude                

Your offering for Atlas of Sioux Center can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

       

*indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 20, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: A blessed Father’s Day to the dads and father figures among us, and a blessed Sabbath day to all! Welcome to worship! 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.

KIDS’ CLUB is a fun, safe, nurturing faith-based after school program for students in grades K-3. The program will run this coming school year from September 14, 2021 to May 5, 2022 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at American Reformed Church in Hull. Representatives from Hull Kids’ Club are here today to answer any questions you may have about the program. They will be in the back of church after the morning worship service. Feel free to stop, chat and pick up a volunteer registration form. Be on the lookout later this summer for donation request slips!

EVENING SERVICE: Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 10 titled “Prayer and Spiritual Warfare”.

COMMITTEE: Anyone who would like to be added to or removed from a committee, should contact Glen Scholten or Rob Westra by June 28.

COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS:

Council President: Glen Scholten

Vice-President: Lee Van Grouw

Clerk: Rob Westra

Vicar: Dave Te Slaa

President of the Deacons: Eric Kroese

General Fund Treasurer: Travis Veldman

Installation of new Council members will take place June 27 during the morning service.

HOPE CRC will be joining us on Sunday evening, July 4, for a combined service.

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!

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, June 22, should meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

ADVANCE NOTE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., June 30th. Care Group #2 is encouraged to attend.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR MAY:

General Fund:    $28,633.00            Mission Fund:    $2,605.00              Building Fund:      $ 850.00

Benevolence:             125.00            Wycliffe Bible:    1,101.25              Rise Ministries:        224.00

Resonate:                  704.00            The Banquet:          301.75

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Pray for Lou Krommendyk as she recovers from a recent fall. Pray for relief from the pain.

Todd Warntjes, son-in-law of Glenda & Larry Oolman and husband of Heidi was not able to have surgery last Monday to remove a tumor from his spine. He is in ICU in Sioux Falls with pneumonia and a low blood count. Pray for a miracle! Pray for grace and strength for him and his family.

Pray for Sos and Kara Maletoungou. Sos’ younger brother, Sylvestre, passed away after a short illness in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday. They give thanks to God that he was a believer and involved in ministry in CAR, having gone through YWAM and theological trainings. Please pray for favor and strength for Sos as he flies to CAR on Sunday for the funeral and to spend time with family. Pray also for the Lord’s protection and comfort upon Kara and the boys during this time apart.

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:

Continue to keep Jennifer Steiger in your prayers. 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 continue to keep Ken Vander Plas, father of Kristi Ten Pas, in your prayers as he recovers from a triple bypass surgery.

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, which is slowly getting better, 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

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Stud Finder Night – Join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, June 30, from 5:00-6:30p at 2013 Maple Street in Hull. A special time of Prayer & Thanksgiving will be held at 5:45p! Sioux County Pork Producers will be grilling. Come enjoy a free-will donation meal, bouncy house, yard games, meet the partner family, tour the home under construction and view the artistic talents of everyone that sponsored and decorated a stud. We hope to see you there!

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.

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.