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June 30, 2019

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

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Ps. 139:23,24



*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #504:1-4 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


God’s Law

Call to Confession  

Prayer of Confession  

Assurance of God’s Pardon  

Song of dedication: #288:1,2,5,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Gospel Mission; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp



*Hymn of Preparation: #402:1-3 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” (Blue Psalter)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 1:1-14 & Lord’s Day 21 Q&A 54

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Holy Catholic Church”

Prayer of Application


*Hymn of Response: #516:1-4 “God Is Here” (use tune #603)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #632 “To God Be the Glory”

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats


GREETERS TODAY: John & Joyce Kroese, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Larry & Faye Kroese, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Ruth Kats, Mary Leusink, Abby Fedders, Braden Baccam, Teagan De Jager; PM John Emerick Family

USHERS FOR JULY: Scott Kroese, Brad Kats, Harlan Mouw, Jake Ney

VALET PARKING FOR JULY: July 7: Colin Westra & Jason Kats; July 14: Cory Ney & Ben

Vant Hul; July 21: Lynn Anderson & David Te Krony; July 28: Alex Westra & Ross Te Slaa

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Gospel Mission; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Luke Society

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Terry & DeeAnn Jansma     


POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                               

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                                    

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                              


CORRESPONDENCE: Ken Leusink to Justin Van Zee; Rick Leusink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Harry Meendering to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Harlan Mouw to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Jake Ney to Lauren & Connie Runia; Jim Oostenink to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service  



June 30, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We gather to “call to mind the deeds of the Lord, remember (his) wonders of old” (Psalm 77:11, NRSV) and celebrate his work in our lives today. 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 Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Jonah 2 titled “The Road Back to God”.

THE BULLETIN will be printed on Wed., July 3. Please have all announcements to me by noon. -Karen

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING, July 7, we will install our newly elected elders (Merlyn Kroese, Glen Scholten, Dave Te Slaa) and Deacons (Matt Bosma, Kyle Pollema, Eric Zomermaand). We thank the elders (Dave Kroese, Harry Meendering, Larry Wielenga) and deacons (Darren Bonestroo, Terry Jansma, Eric Haveman) who will be ending their term on July 7th. We also give thanks for those who willingly had their names placed up for nomination.

UPDATED CARE GROUP LISTS which were in your church mailbox 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.

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!

BIBLE LEAGUE CHRISTMAS in July will be held on Monday, July 29, at 1:30p at the Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley. 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 place your bids. Sheri Ten Napel and Katie Haan will share what they experienced on their trip with Bible League International to Nicaragua. Hope to see many of you at this event.



Gerald Kroese passed away on Friday evening, June 21. We extend our Christian sympathy to his wife, Harriet, to children Galen & Connie Kroese and Sherry & Jarvis De Wild, to his grandchildren and to sister and brother-in-law Belle & Ken Draayer and to other family members.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Peter Hiemstra in the passing of his brother-in-law, Rev. Corey Dykstra of Walker, MI on Saturday, June 22. May God comfort these families as they mourn.

Jarvis De Wild began radiation and chemo on Monday. Pray the treatment will be effective. Pray for healing.

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 continues to make progress. He has a checkup on July 8. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Gary Roetman continues to gain strength but still tires easily. Gary and Susan are grateful for your prayers.  

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.


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.


      Western: On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 9, 10, 11, Western Christian High School will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of providing a high quality secondary Christian education to covenant youth. Western Christian would like to invite alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate God’s goodness through various activities you can find on the Western Christian website, Registration for the Saturday night banquet closes Monday, July 22. Nearly 500 from all over the country have already registered so reserve your seat now.

      Western Booster Club: Get your foursome together for the 27th annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament that will be held on Friday, August 9, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. The cost to golf is $100 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, call Mike Broek at (712) 395-0699 or Mike Roetman at (712) 449-5199.


THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, July 2. Speaker: Pat Eggebeen –“Suicide is More than Numbers.” Individuals and family members living with mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Mission & Outreach Team of the First Reformed Church in Hull invites you to enjoy beautiful music during Music in the Park on Thursday, July 11, at Westside Park at 7:00p. Performers include Anna Gotland, Breanna Ten Pas, Bethany Dykstra (fiddle/violin), Dr. Dick  and Pat Jongewaard, Ukulele Medley (Carlie Hoekstra, Olivia Lanning, Rylee Waldner), and Lydia Van Kley, Free root beer floats will be served during the concert and a freewill offering will be taken for mission projects of the church. Bring a lawn chair.

KDCR presents Big Daddy Weave live in concert on July 19! 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 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 or contact Dr. Jeff  Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary, at or 616-328-3110.