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June 3, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –June 3 , 2018

       Rev. David Smit.…Guest Minister   

 

Preparation for worship: On the cusp of summer, Creator God, I praise you for warmer weather, nature’s wonders and this season of both rest and growth”.

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: # 504:1,2,4 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”

*Opening Prayer 

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #501:3-7 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

 

WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

Congregational Prayer

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

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #276:1,3 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”  

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 4:20-29

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Fire Within”

Prayer of Application

Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper PH p.976

 

GOD CALL US TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: SW#48:1,2 “Freely, Freely”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY:  Shirley Rens & Arlene Van Schepen, Deacon Terry & DeeAnn Jansma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Elder Ed & Noella Haveman, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

 

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Jesse Ney, Anna Zomermaand, Dawson Feenstra; PM Cody Bauer Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Emily Fedders, Sawyer Rozeboom, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Sean Baccam Family

 

USHERS FOR JUNE: Kyle LeLoux, Rick Leusink, Rod Te Krony, Greg Vanden Bosch

VALET PARKING: June 3: Taylor Westphal & Colin Westra; June 10: Dawson F. & Marcus TK;

June 17: Mitchell Winterfeld, Dalton Westra; June 24: Logan Baccam, Jacob Westra

 

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. Mission Fund; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Hope Haven

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Duane & Aletha VG                           NEXT WEEK: Greg & Teresa VB      

 

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie                     NEXT WEEK: Set:Julie; Run: Tonya

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Cory De Wit to Justin Van Zee; Jay De Wit to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Noah De Yager to Kevin Schutte; Ken Draayer to Lauren Runia; Kevin Driesen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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 Service

 

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 3, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Sisters and brothers in Christ, welcome to this time and space apart, where we can turn our focus from self to God and from fear to faith. May you sense God’s gentle touch. 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. 

 

VALET PARKING: The council has approved providing Valet Parking year round. This will start today! Those scheduled should find a substitute if unable to be there at their assigned time. This is for the AM and PM service.

 

THIS MORNING Rev. David Smit will lead our worship services. Next Sunday Rev. Doug De Groot will lead our worship services.

 

NEXT SUNDAY we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Let us use this week to reflect on the Lord’s great love for us and pray that this may bring us to respond in joy and obedience. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Larry Wielenga (541-9036) or Ed Haveman (441-2907)

 

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation from Tuesday, May 29, through Tuesday, June 5. He will be leaving for Synod on Wednesday, June 6, and returning on Friday, June 15. In case of a special need, contact your Care Group Elder.

 

PRAY FOR SYNOD as it meets in Grand Rapids, MI from June 7-14. Delegates from classis Heartland are Rev. Nathan Kuperus, Elder Harvey Obbink, Deacon Keith Boersma and Rev. Loren Kotman.

 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: I will be in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00a-3:00p. If you are in need of something and I am not in, feel free to leave a message or call my cell phone (712) 578-1835.

 

THANK YOU to those who helped prepare the meal and to those who helped serve at the Banquet last Wednesday. Your help was greatly appreciated. We served 482 people!

 

PLEASANT ACRES SERVICE: Once again we have the opportunity to visit and worship with our senior citizens at Pleasant Acres. If you have a special musical talent or wish to share a brief message with them that would be wonderful! We are looking for volunteers Sunday, June 10, at 2:15p to do the message and special music for our elderly. If you wish to help out, contact Tim Kats at 712-578-9728. Thank you!

 

RISE FEST is coming June 15 & 16 in Sheldon. See some of your favorite artists like Mercy Me, For King and Country, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, and more! Kids 10 and under are free. Tickets and information are available at www.riseministries.com.

 

CROSSROADS TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. TEC is an interdenominational three day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is June 22-24. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

 

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • We extend our Christian sympathy to Theresa De Wit and family in the passing of a sister, Clare Kuhl, of Slayton, Minnesota on Saturday night, May 26. May God comfort this family in their loss.
  • Continue to pray for Florence Kroese as she recovers from a fall.
  • Lisa Wiersma is grateful for your prayers as she continues with chemo treatment. Give thanks that the side effects to the treatment have been minimal.
  • Continue to remember Heath & Kayla Stoker. They appreciate your prayers, cards, meals and notes of encouragement. If you would like to bring a meal, please contact Kayla about diet restrictions.
  • Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, Melvin Van Otterloo; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Anthony Smit, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in  George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Congratulations to Shawn and Leah De Stigter on the birth of a son, Crew Philip, on May 27. Everyone is doing well!
  • Continue to keep Heath Bonestroo, Trent Hulstein and Phil Bosma in your prayers. Pray for continued healing.
  • Joanne Buyert continues her recovery at Pleasant Acres. She hopes to return back to her apartment when she is able. Pray for continued healing.
  • Wilma Heynen is undergoing more testing in order to find the most effective treatment. Recent tests will take two or three weeks to process. Please pray for clear answers, effective treatment, and complete healing.
  • Janet De Groot, mother of Doug De Groot, has moved to Royal Meadows in Sioux Center where she will continue her recovery.
  • We continue to pray for strength and healing for Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and granddaughter of Diana and Dave Kooima. Jemma’s 2nd surgery is scheduled for June 7. Thanks for all your prayers! We pray this one will go as well as the last one!!
  • We keep Cruise De Groot in prayer as he prepares for his deployment on Saturday.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.        

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

   Meat donation for 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 Janelle De Wit (470-4121) or Jeremy Hulstein (439-2914).

   The 2nd Annual Western Christian FFA Tractor ride will be held Saturday, July 7. Registration begins in the north parking lot at Western Christian at 8:00a. Riders will be leaving at 8:30a. The cost of the ride is $50; $5 for additional ride-a-longs. For more information, contact Kylie Miller at 319-331-8328 or Don Krommendyk at 712-470-3203.

   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 help in the opening of the new Bargain Alley Thrift Store which will support Western Christian. Over $115,000 was raised which is far and away the most ever received for the Spring Drive.

 

                                                            REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

 

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the  Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, June 5. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

 

HOPE HAVEN Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam is Fri., June 8, rain or shine. Registration fee is $60 and includes evening meal, entry gift, and eligibility for weigh-in prize categories. Registration due by June 7. Call Scott at 476-2820 or visit www.hopehaven.org.

 

HOPE HAVEN 23rd Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center on June 15&16 with continuous music from 1:00p-9:30p on Friday and from 11:00a-9:30p on Saturday. Currently 20 different groups from 5 states are scheduled to sing. This is a benefit for Hope Haven and freewill offerings will be taken each day. A lunch stand will be open both days. In case of inclement weather, the Music Festival will be held at the Rec Center on the campus of Dordt College.

 

KINGDOM BOUNDARIES Prison Aftercare Benefit Cook-Out at the Platte, SD CRC is Sat., June 9 from 5p-7:00p. Grilled meal with all the fixings (hamburgers, brats, beans and ice cream). The program will include a video explaining the ministry of Kingdom Boundaries Prison aftercare, resident testimonials and a ministry update. A freewill offering will be taken. RSVP to Gloria at 605-207-0096 or email dngkok@hotmail.com.

 

KINGDOM BOUNDARIES: On June 10 at 7:00p at the First Reformed Church in Rock Valley there will be testimonials, a ministry update followed by a hymn sing/ice cream social. RSVP to Mark at 470-6662 with your favorite hymn and also how many are coming.

 

THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY will give a concert on Friday, June 29th, at Sioux Falls First Church (6300 W. 41st Street). Doors open at 6:00p and the concert begins at 7:00p. For tickets go to www.iTickets.com or call Corvex Productions at 605-359-7284. (See brochure on bulletin board.)

 

TEENS NEEDED!! Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge – return to your recess days. Sign you and your friends up for the 1st Annual Hull Summerfest Dodgeball Tournament!! Tournament will be held at the Hull Westside Park on Wed., July 11, at 7:00p. Players must be 13-19 years old. Six player teams with a 3 girl minimum. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and also for best team costume! There is a $25 registration fee that is completely refunded at check-in on the night of the tournament. Stick around after the tournament for Pizza Ranch pizza and late night swimming at the Hull Pool!! Registrations can be found at http://www.hullchamber.org/site/wp-content/uploads/Dodgeball-Registration-2.pdf. Registrations are due June 30.

 

THE NEXT FAITH FELLOWSHIP is July 13-15. We would love to have you join us by attending all or part of the weekend. Please e-mail Jean Dyk at office@cornerstonepcsd.org. –Cornerstone Prison Church