June 21, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 21, 2020
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister
Preparation for worship: Bless those who lead us in worship with your Spirit. May our worship today help us to offer our entire lives to you and unite us with your whole church throughout the world. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who with the Father and the Spirit is one God, blessed forever. Amen
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #8:1,4,5 “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
God’s Will for Our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Word of Assurance
Hymn of Response: #548:1-3 “When We Walk with the Lord”
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #451:1,2 “A Christian Home” (Celebration Hymnal)
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Proverbs 4
God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Word to Parents and Children”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #451:3,4 “A Christian Home”
WE CELEBRATE GOD’S GIFT OF FAITHFUL LEADERSHIP
Installation of Elders and Deacons (PH p. 1004)
*Hymn of Commissioning: #523:1,2 “Lord, You Give the Great Commission
*Parting Song: #523:3 “Lord, You Give the Great Commission”
Your offering for Atlas of Sioux Center can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.
*indicates congregation stand
pianist: Evan Schroeder
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
June 21, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship. We especially thank God for father-figures and male mentors today. Let us praise God for these special people and for all his gifts to us!
OFFERING SCHEDULE: The offering for today, June 21, is for Atlas of Sioux Center. The offering for next Sunday will be for the Christian Ed. Fund.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 24:27-Acts 25:12 titled “God Is In Control”.
INSTALLATION of newly elected Elders and Deacons will take place this morning. Elders are: Henry Kats, Lee Van Grouw, Randy Westra and Rob Westra. Deacons are: Jon Scholten, Curtis Van Grouw and Travis Veldman. Those finishing their terms are Elders: Dan De Wit, Ed Haveman, Larry Hoekstra and Don Krommendyk and Deacons: Noah De Yager, Justin Te Slaa and Dave Vant Hul. We thank you for your years of service.
USHERS for Sunday morning, June 21 & 28, are Jason Kats, Alex Westra, Galen Kroese, and Kevin Driesen.
NEW PHONE NUMBER: Charles & Darlene Kroese now have a TracFone. Their number is 712-578-2544. This will be used until the Premier Tech is able to enter Pleasant Acres to hook up their landline phone.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith please contact Pastor Loren (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 28th.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: I am in need of 3 leaders/assistants for our Care Groups. Please call the church office (439-1626) by Monday morning if you are willing to help out. Thank you! -Karen
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will be meeting on July 1 to update the committee assignments. If you are a current member of a committee and would like to be taken off of the committee or would like to volunteer to be on a committee, please contact Dave Rozeboom (712-441-0625) or Rob Westra (712-441-2556) by June 30th.
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
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
The doctor was pleased with the healing that Sharon Soodsma has experienced so far. Sharon was scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday, June 18, to confirm that the infection is taken care of. Pray for good results.
Pray for Sally De Groot. Because of weight loss and her skin being thin, she easily suffers skin abrasions.
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.
On Wednesday, Gary Roetman’s left lung showed no air movement resulting in dropped oxygen levels. Gary and Susan went to Omaha on Thursday so doctors could help get his left lung opened up and working. Pray that Gary would be able to breathe better and for healing.
Lois Salazar was able to begin her oral chemo. Pray for no side effects and the desired results of remaining in remission.
Give thanks that Berdena Bylsma is recovering well from a recent fall. She is scheduled to have a new pacemaker inserted on Wednesday. Pray the procedure goes well and for better health.
LeRoy Jongetjes is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Thursday, June 18, in Sioux Falls. Pray for a good and speedy recovery.
Orv Vant Hul is scheduled for outpatient surgery in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to remove some skin cancer on his foot. Pray for healing.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Orv and Arlene Vant Hul in the passing of Orv’s brother-in-law, Louis Altena, of Rock Valley on Thursday morning.
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; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; 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.
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.
Western Christian High School would like to thank all those who have contributed to the annual Spring Drive this year. Spring Drive gifts will be used for tuition relief and to pay for a new security camera system at Western. Over $58,000 has been raised. If you haven’t had the opportunity to make your gift, we could sure use your help.
Hull Christian School: If you are interested in making a positive impact on students and the many other benefits of working in a Christian environment we might have the job for you. HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional. Applications can be found on our web-page (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
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