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June 23, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 23, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God”. Colossians 3:1

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #146:1-4 “Praise the LORD! Sing Hallelujah”

WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD

Responsive Reading of the Law (from the Epistles pg. 1014)

Prayer of Confession

Song of Assurance: #247:1-3 “All Glory Be to God on High”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory   

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

Song of Preparation: SW#19:1-4 “We Will Glorify” (stand on verses 3&4)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 1:15-23 & Lord’s Day 19 Q&A 50-51

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Sitting at God’s Right Hand”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #410:1-3 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

WE LEAVE TO SERVE GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: “Go Now in Peace”  
*Postlude    

                 

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Eric & Bobbie Kroese, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: John & Joyce Kroese, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink

NURSERY TODAY: AM Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Jesse Ney, Sawyer Rozeboom, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Brad Kats Family

 NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Haley Wielenga, Ashten Winterfeld, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Eric Kroese Family

USHERS FOR JUNE: Kevin Driesen, Devin Bonestroo, Randy Feenstra, Randy Westra

VALET PARKING FOR JUNE: June 23: Curtis Van Grouw & Tim Kats; June 30: Eric Rens & Marcus Te Krony

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. Gospel Mission; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Chris & Ashley Hulstein

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Terry & DeeAnn Jansma

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene                                                

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                              

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Merlyn Kroese to Justin Van Zee; Ryan Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers;  Scott Kroese to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Don Krommendyk to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Kyle  LeLoux to Lauren & Connie Runia; Joel Leusink to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

 12:15 PM       Mission Guild Summer Outing (see announcement in insert)

  

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 23, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “In Christ Jesus (we) are all children of God” (Galatians 3:26). Welcome to worship as we celebrate such good news! 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. 

GREETERS: When you are scheduled to greet and if that Sunday does not work for you, please find a replacement. If you are unable to find one, please call a member of the Evangelism committee.

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Duane Tinklenberg as he leads our worship service. His message is from Philippians 3:1-11 titled “Turning Treasure Into Trash”.

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, June 25, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

ATTENTION MISSION GUILD LADIES: Our summer outing is going to a concert featuring the Browns in

Le Mars on Wednesday, June 26. Please meet on the upper church parking lot at 12:15 p.m. Sharp! After the concert, we will be stopping for a snack.

UPDATED CARE GROUP LISTS are in the church mailboxes. They are effective starting July 7.

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will be meeting soon 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 Glen Scholten or Larry Hoekstra by Monday, July 1st.

INSTALLATION of new Elders and Deacons will take place on Sunday morning, July 7th.

THE BANQUET is in need of silverware. If you have any extra that you would be willing to donate, you can place the silverware in the box marked “Banquet” in the narthex.

COMMUNITY PRAYER MEETING: You are invited to a monthly community prayer meeting with a global focus on Wednesday, July 3, from 7:30-8:30p at New Hope Church in Orange City (718 Florida Ave. SW). The focus will be the United States of America and refugees/unreached people groups within the U.S. Future gatherings will be on the 1st Wednesday of each month and will be hosted and led by members of various local churches. There is a different global and local focus at each meeting. Come and check it out!

SAVE THE DATE! We are planning on having a church picnic on Wednesday, September 4. More details later.

MINUTES FROM COUNCIL 6-10-2019:

The following officers were elected: President: Glen Scholten; Vice-President: Dave Rozeboom; Clerk: Larry

      Hoekstra; Vicar: Dave Te Slaa; President of the Deacons: Ryan Fedders; Treasurer: Ryan Bolkema.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for all of the kindness, love and support shown to us through our Dad and Opa’s journey with Alzheimer’s. We rejoice knowing that he is “walking the streets of gold in heaven.” We sincerely appreciate all the phone calls, emails, texts, messages, cards, flowers, and food. How awesome to be a part of this “body of believers.” We appreciate you all! -Evan, Shondra and girls

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Jarvis De Wild is scheduled to begin radiation and chemo on Monday. Pray the treatment will be effective. Pray for healing.

Gerald Kroese continues on hospice care. Pray that he is comfortable.

Give thanks that recent tests for Wilmar Pollema yielded results that can be treated with medication. Continue to remember Wilmar in your prayers. Pray for strength and healing.

Russ Vander Schaaf came home from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon and is making good progress. Pray for him as he continues to recover.

Give thanks that Gary Roetman continues to gain strength. Gary and Susan are grateful for your prayers.  

Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS: 

We give thanks that Emma Vink, daughter of Austin and Vanessa Vink, was able to come home on Thursday. We pray for her continued health and strength.

We keep Julie Horstman in our prayers as she continues her recovery from a broken leg. Please pray for her healing, encouragement, and patience.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at Sanford Hospital. We pray for daily healing and progress. We remember the Van Der Zwaag family as they support their parents.

We pray for those dealing with illness or continuing their recovery from surgery. We also pray for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

`     Western Christian High School FFA Chapter is hosting their 3rd annual Tractor Ride on Saturday, June 29. Registration begins in the north parking lot at Western at 7:30a with the riders leaving at 8:30a. The cost of the ride is $50 and $5 for additional riders. The route will be through Rock Valley to Inwood and back to Hull. Your registration includes a continental breakfast, a goody bag, snack and rib eye sandwich lunch. For more information contact Kylie Miller at 319-331-8328 or Don Krommendyk at 712-470-3203.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, July 12, 6:00-7:45p & July 13&14, 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme for the weekend is “A Closer Walk with Christ” based on Colossians 2:6-7. “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Sunday, June 23. We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. For more information or to sign up, contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 507-215-3570. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!

KDCR presents Big Daddy Weave live in concert! The concert will be held at the B.J. Haan Auditorium in Sioux Center on Friday, July 19, at 7:00p. Doors will open at 6:00p for those with general admission tickets. Tickets can be purchased at ticketfly.com and soon will be on sale via cash purchase at the Dordt University Campus Store.

ISRAEL & JORDAN STUDY TOUR (Oct. 10 -22, 2019) Travel to NT sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra.  Visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Jeff  Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary, at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.

LUKE SOCIETY REQUESTS FOR PRAYER: Safety and security continues to be a major concern in part of Latin America. Last year, Luke Society co-directors Francisco Moraga and Reyna Sanchez were forced to flee their home and ministry in Nicaragua due to concerns they were being targeted by a para-military group. They are now refugees in another country in Latin America. Pray for their safety and for the ministry in there absence. Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday provided a scare for Luke Society Director Dr. Avindra Jayawardene who was worshipping only 500 meters away from one of the bombings. Two-hundred Christians were killed and the country has been negatively impacted in many ways. Pray for safety and peace. Cameroon has been politically unstable recently. It has caused the satelite clinics in the villages of Tingoah and Okwala to close, leaving a major gap in health care. Pray for peace in the country so the clinics and church can reopen. PRAISE ITEMS: Luke Society directors from Africa met in Senegal in late March for the Luke Society’s Third African Regional Conference. It was a blessing to have 14 directors in the same location to worship, grow, and encourage one another. An extra blessing was visiting the new clinic of Dr. Ousmane Soh, which we rejoice now has electricity installed and is nearly ready for full use. The ministry team in Lugansk, Ukraine was nearly ready to open a clinic in the city when war broke out in 2014 and their building was seized. After 5 long years, the team has obtained a new building to rent. Give thanks for the new location and pray that the government will grant the team of doctors an official medical license. Give thanks for the opening of Clinica Esperanza to serve the people of Quininde, Ecuador. It is the first time Dr. Yeny Agila de Pinos has her own operational clinic. Pray for Yeny and her ministry and the lives it will touch. Give thanks for the generous donors for helping to provide funding.