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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 28, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Ministers      

Preparation for Worship: “Direct me in the paths of your commands, for there I find delight.” Ps. 119:35

 WE COME INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship (from Psalm 98)

                              Pastor:   Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things;

                              ALL:     his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

                              Pastor:   The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

           MEN:   He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel;

           WOMEN: All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

           ALL:     Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.

*Opening Prayer

*Song of Praise: #569:1,2 “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE ARE RECONCILED AND RENEWED BY GOD’S GRACE

The Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:

                              Pastor:   O Master, great and awesome God, You never waver in your covenant commitment,

                                            never give up on those who love you and do what you say.

                              People: We’ve done evil things, rebelled, dodged, and taken detours around your clearly marked paths.

                       Pastor:   Compassion is our only hope, the compassion of you, the Master, our God; since in our rebellion we’ve forfeited our rights.

                              People: Master, you are our God. We confess that we have sinned, that we have lived bad lives.

                              Pastor:   Turn your ears our way, God, and listen. Open your eyes and take a long look at us, your people named after you.

                              People: We know that we don’t deserve a hearing from you. Our appeal is to your compassion. This prayer is our only hope: Master, listen to us! Master, forgive us! Through Christ, your son, our Lord. Amen

Song of Assurance: #464:1-4 “Father, Long Before Creation”

Installation of Elders & Deacons PH p. 1004

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Amistad Christiana

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD

*Song of Preparation: #206:1,2,7 “Blest Are the Contrite Hearts”    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:1-12

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: SW#28:1-3 “As the Deer”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #947 “We Receive Your Blessing” (LUYH)

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand - organist…Connie Te Krony

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY: Travis & Megan Kooima, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Vell Keizer, Elder Gerald Jansen

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Dana Fedders, Connie Grevengoed, Haley Driesen, Jacob Emerick, Skyler Bonestroo; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Dawson Feenstra, Colin Westra, Dana Driesen; PM Darren Bonestroo Family

 

USHERS FOR JULY: Doug Pollema, Kyle LeLoux, Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Amistad Christiana

NEXT SUNDAY: Missions

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rog & Fran DK; NEXT SUNDAY: Walt & Lavonne den Hoed

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie                            

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Bonestroo to Sos & Kara Maletoungou; Darren Bonestroo to Kevin Schutte; Dean Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; Devin Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jeanette Boogerd to Lauren Runia; Mark Bosma to Rev. Jan Van Ee

 

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM    Salt & Light Bible Study – Women

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 28, 2015

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Let us join in worshiping our faithful God. 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 selected elders (Lynn Anderson, Gerald Jansen, Tim Kats) and deacons (John Emerick, Brody Pollema, Eric Rens, Brian Rozeboom). We thank the elders (Roger De Kruyf, Dave Rozeboom, Lee Van Grouw) and deacons (Rick De Groot, Rod Te Krony, Ben Wiersma, Travis Veldman) who are finishing their terms for their years of faithful service.

 

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Nehemiah 6 titled “Dealing with the Enemy”.    

 

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 Glen Scholten or Rob Westra by June 30th.

 

UPDATED CARE GROUP LISTS are in your church mailbox today.

 

FROM THE COUNCIL:

There will be no folding chairs in the back of the sanctuary. The reserved section in the back is for families

with preschool children and the padded chairs are for those with medical conditions. Some of these people don’t arrive until right before the service begins, so please leave these areas available.

Beginning July 1, all church doors will be locked prior to 7:00 AM and after 5:00 PM unless there are

services or meetings scheduled. This includes the doors by the mailboxes. If your group wishes to meet in the church or youth building, you will need to contact the secretary or janitors a day in advance.

 

TEENS: Got your teams registered for the HULLGER GAMES on Friday, July 10? Forms can be found at www.hullchamber.org. Please complete the form along with the waiver form and return to the chamber office SOON! Come out and enjoy an evening of fun challenges, Pizza Ranch pizza and “321 Improv”. Contact Shelly at the chamber – hullchamber@cityofhull.org or call 439-1513.

 

SUMMERFEST: Grab your lawn chairs and join us as we conclude Summerfest with The Brown Family at this fun filled outdoor worship event on Sunday, July 12, at 6:00p on the parking lot of the 1st Ref. Church. This award winning family will inspire you with their close-knit family harmony and talent! This evening is sponsored by Farmers Mutual, Hull Feed & Produce, Krommendyk Auction Company & Verhoef Custom Woodworking.

 

NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., July 29th.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE: Rev. David Heilman and S.T.E.M.M. (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries) will be hosting a dinner on Mon., July 20, at 6:00p at Dordt College. All are invited to share a meal and learn more about S.T.E.M.M.’s ministry and share highlights of their recent trip to Tanzania. There is no charge but reservations required. RSVP on the website: stemm.org or call 712-258-8282 by Mon., July 13.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Northwest Iowa Bible League Volunteers “Christmas in July” silent auction will be held on Monday, July 27, at 1:00p at the Carmel Reformed Church. All women are invited to bring Christmas items, baked goods, crafts, etc. to be sold in a silent auction. All money collected will go to the Bibles for South America project. Our afternoon program will feature a video by Dr. Joel Nederhood who was the keynote speaker at the Annual Convention of the Bible League International in April. Refreshments will be served.

 

THANK YOU: A heartfelt thank you to all who have remembered me with cards for my birthday, brought me food, and visited me. It is so much appreciated! The Lord is so good. God bless you all for your kindness and love!  –Nell Brunsting

 

THANK YOU: We appreciate and thank all who remembered us with cards and kind words in the passing of our sister, sister-in-law, Lydia De Boer.  –Wilma Altena, Joyce Vander Well & families

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Congratulations to Darren & Shar Bonestroo on the birth of a son, Mason Eli, on Monday, June 22, at the Rock Valley Hospital.

Knee replacement surgery for Rog Vis is scheduled for Monday in Sioux Center. Pray that surgery would go well and for a good recovery.

Wilmar Pollema has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He will begin treatment on July 13. Pray for healing.

Continue to keep Howard Grevengoed, George Heynen, DeAnn Timmermans, Jeanette Boogerd, and Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. Pray for continued healing and return to full strength.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she recovers from surgery, continues to receive chemo and fights bronchitis. Pray for better health and encouragement.

Russ Vander Schaaf continues with hyperbaric therapy treatment. Pray that the treatments will prevent bleeding.

Gary Roetman continues with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for relief from the fatigue.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; Elmer Raman in Rock Rapids, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Tricia Heynen was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike this week. While she was severely bruised and sustained a sprained ankle, we thank God that there were no broken bones or other injuries. Please pray for healing and that her pain and discomfort subsides soon.

We are thankful that Wanda Talsma did not need surgery to repair the broken bones in her hand. We pray for continued healing in the weeks to come.

We praise God that Doug De Groot sustained his ordination exam this past week for Classis Iakota. Doug has been called to serve as a pastor of the Cornerstone CRC which is based in the Sioux Falls Penitentiary.

We pray for Gene Driesen, Nella, and family as Gene receives care from hospice. We pray for his comfort and peace.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Ann Dykstra and Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      The HCS office will be closed the week of June 29. The office will reopen at 8:30 AM on July 6. July 6 will be a SCRIP order day.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, July 7. We will see Unlisted; a documentary film about schizophrenia.

 

THE ESTHER SCHOOL in Zambia, Africa, an outreach ministry of GEMS Girls’ Clubs, has openings for lower elementary school teachers for the 2015-16 school year. If you or someone you know has teaching experience, would like to work in a cross-cultural setting where co-teaching with a Zambian teacher is the norm, and wants to experience a beautiful, African environment, contact Jill Postma at 616-241-5616 ext. 3054 or email jill@gemsgc.org for more details. The job description can be viewed at www.estherschool.org/get-involved/teaching-positions.                                                  

 

ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: The Village grounds will be alive with carnival booths, great food choices, a Bill Riley Talent Search qualifying event for the Iowa State Fair, horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, kettle korn, an Amazing Race competition, inflatables, a gigantic fireworks display and more on Friday, July 3. We are excited to bring Kelsey K for our musical entertainment! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities. The food vendors will be ready to tempt you at 5p with entertainment at 6p.

 

THE NW IA Symphony Orchestra Friends Board (Friends of NISO) is sponsoring a garden tour on JULY 7 from 4-8p and JULY 8 from 9a-1p. Tour gardens are at the homes of Howard & Vicki Hall, Jerry & Shirley Isakson, Jack & Marlene Timmer, and T. Van Voorst. Truffles will be served at the Ground Effects gazebo. 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 available at each garden site.

 

VILLAGE NORTHWEST Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 20 at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with cart, noon lunch, catered evening meal and great prizes. For more information or to register, call Judy at 712-324-5416.

 

BARNABAS FOUNDATION has helped many young Christian families develop the best possible Estate Plan to meet family needs. Certainly, where children are concerned, naming appropriate guardians and trustees is a priority. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will provide clear and easy-to-understand information and help you determine what is best in your situation. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in the area during the week of July 13-16. Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free 1-888-448-3040 to schedule an appointment.