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June 26, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –June 26, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matt. 5:9

WE GATHER IN WORSHIP

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting:

              Pastor:      O magnify the Lord with me.

              People:     Let us exalt God’s name together!

              Pastor:      We will give thanks to you, O Lord, with our whole heart; we will tell of all your

                                wonderful deeds.

              People:     We will be glad and exult in you; we will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

              Pastor:      Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from

                                the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the

                                first born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

              ALL:        Amen

*Opening Song: SW#7 “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” & SW#32 “Praise the Name of Jesus”    

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

*Song of Assurance: #604:1-3 “I Then Shall Live” (Celebration Hymnal)

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Parking Lot; 2. Katelyn’s Fund

Offertory  

WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #419:1-4 “Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22-23; James 5:7-11

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

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #573:1-4 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #482:1-4 “Soon and Very Soon” (LUYH)

*Postlude              

*indicates congregation stand - organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Roger & Carol Vis, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Daryl & Judi Wesselink, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sherry Van’t Hul, Rachel Bolkema, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Madison Emerick, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Dan Fedders Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Riley Grevengoed, Skyler Bonestroo, Ethan Ney; PM Randy Feenstra Family  

USHERS FOR JULY: Jake Ney, Dan Bonestroo, Ryan Kroese, Devin Bonestroo

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Parking Lot; 2. Katelyn’s Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Mission Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ted & Lois Salazar

COFFEE SERVERS NET WEEK:  Pete & Helen Soodsma  

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                                   

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Harold Vande Vegte to Justin Van Zee; Joyce Vander Well to Kevin Schutte; Lee Van Grouw to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Clark Van Schepen to Lauren Runia; Eldon Van Schepen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

    6:00 PM        Evening Worship Service

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 26, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL On this summer day, we turn our eyes to Jesus and bow our hearts before him. 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. 

THIS EVENING we welcome Greg Steggerda from Orange City as he leads our worship service. His message is from Psalm 100 titled “Generations”.

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. WE ARE IN NEED of Care Group Leaders/Assistants so if you are willing to help out please call the church office (439-1626) this week! If you are willing to continue on as a Care Group Leader/Assistant it would be appreciated. If I do not hear from you, I will assume you will continue. Thank you! –Karen

REMINDER: Please turn in your Faith Promise Form to Seth Oostenink’s mailbox as soon as possible!

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.

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation from the afternoon of June 28 through July 6. In case of a special need, call your Care Group Elder.

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.

A BIG REMINDER of the upcoming Gospel Mission visit on June 29. We are in DESPERATE need of someone who would be willing to play piano and would love to have someone share their talents of special music (children singing is great) to the people there. If you can help out on either of these, please contact Tim at ktsfmly@hotmail.com.

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 www.hullchamber.org to download the registration form as well as the medical waiver for each of your team members!!! Questions call 439-1513. 

A BIG THANK YOU for joining us for worship. Please come back again! –Cornerstone Prison Church

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, gifts of supplies, and monetary gifts used to purchase additional supplies for our Guatemala serve trip. It was a very rewarding and spiritual trip that provided us with many chances to see God’s work being done through all of us. –Sherry & Cassidy Vant Hul

Dear Praying Friends,

Greetings from a heavily raining West Africa. We hope this finds you well and enjoying better weather than we are! :) Anyway, could you please stand with us in prayer for the next few days? Our house’s flat concrete roof has been leaking very badly for quite a while now. Since the arrival of the rainy season is in full force, the many temporary remedies we have put into it are proving their limits. In fact, we are being rained on from inside. Last night, for example, we even had to evacuate our boys out of their bedroom and move their belongings out. We have also been putting buckets here and there around the house in an effort to contain the flow. The good news is that we are in the process of putting a steel roof over the house so we won’t continue to deal with this issue. However, the weather condition out here is rough. The workers have been working under heavy rains, but are determined to get the project completed over the next two weeks.

Please pray with us:

- Thank God for the lives of the workers, many of whom are fasting for Ramadan, yet are making the

  sacrifice to work in the drenching rain to keep us dry as we serve the Great Commission.

- Pray for the strength, protection and safety of the workers throughout this project.

- Please pray in particular for God’s grace and divine revelation as we interact with those of the workers

   who are yet to know Him as their Savior and Lord!

-Pray for the repair process to follow its course smoothly and be completed in time.

In the meantime, pray that we will be able “Sing in the Rain” and “Praise Him in this Storm” and thus count it as the Lord’s blessings for renewal and new life! Thank you for praying, Sos, Kara & the Boys

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Addison Pfingsten is scheduled for a sedated MRI with flow study on Wednesday, June 29. That will be followed by a consultation with the neurosurgeon and neurologist. Pray for good results.

Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Cliff Koele is a patient at the Sioux Center Hospital. 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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Please keep the Cary Serve Team from Hope CRC and Sanborn CRC in your prayers as they spend the next week in ministry in the Cary/Glenallen, Mississippi area.

We continue to pray for Dar Boer (Care Group 5A) as he recovers from open heart bypass surgery. He is making excellent progress.

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 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      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).

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Thurs., June 30th at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be sharing. Please come with questions and ideas about this topic as well as ideas for future programs. We want to encourage family and friends of people with dementia to attend.

THE NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friends Board is sponsoring a garden tour on JULY 7 (4:00-8:00p) & JULY 8 (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 all day July 6&7 and the morning of July 8, Tickets also available at each garden site both days.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding a Bus Tour on Friday, July 15. Registration will be held at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley at 7:00a. Entry fee is $80, which includes lunch. Bus will depart at 7:30a for Griswold, Iowa touring vintage tractor collections. Please register on or before July 6 for the bus tour.

HOPE HAVEN: Thursday, July 21, is our annual Tractor Ride. Registration for this event will be held at Town and Country Implement in Rock Valley. Registration times are from 4:00-5:00p. Tractors will depart at 5:00p for Rock River Jersey Dairy east of Inwood. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. Freewill donation for this event. To pre-register for these events or for more information, contact Scott Koedam at 712-476-2820 or email skoedam@hopehaven.org.

THE BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Mon., July 25, at 1:30p at the Rock Rapids Ref. Church. You are asked to bring an item such as baked goods, crafts, plants, etc. to place on the silent auction tables. You will be given time to view the items and to place your bids on them. Remember this is a fund raiser! Author James Schaap will be there to share some of his stories with us. Hope to see many of you there.

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.