June 5, 2022
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –June 5, 2022
Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister Pentecost Sunday
Preparation for Worship: “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (I Peter 4:10 ESV).
WE COME INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #431:1-3 “All Creatures of Our God and King”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
WE CONFESS WHAT WE BELIEVE
Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)
Hymn of Response: #419:1,3,4,5 “Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart”
Offering: 1. Missions; 2. Rise Ministries
WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD
Children’s message by Pastor Loren
*Hymn of Preparation: #421:1-4 “Spirit Divine, Inspire Our Prayer”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-12
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Babel and Pentecost: A Contrast”
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Response: SW#49:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
WE DEPART TO SERVE
*Parting Song: #431:4,5 “All Creatures of Our God and King”
* indicates congregation stand - organist… Lavonne Kats
Outline of message:
Babel – a spirit of arrogance and pride. Pentecost - a spirit of humility.
Babel - seeking outward unity through a building. Pentecost – unity through the HS.
People at Babel -full of themselves. People at Pentecost - full of the Holy Spirit.
Babel brought confusion. Pentecost brought peace.
Babel brought destruction of a tower. Pentecost brought foundation of the church.
Babel - God scattered people over the face of the earth to restrain evil. Pentecost scattered believers to tell the world of Jesus and His power to save.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Evan & Shondra Wielenga, Deacon Travis & Brittany Veldman
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Lee & Donna Van Grouw, Elder Rob & Amy Westra
NURSERY TODAY: AM Mary Leusink, Shae Pollema, Madison Bosma, Kade LeLoux, Ashley Fedders; PM Eric Kroese Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Breckin Van Schepen, Brooklyn Poppema, Riley Grevengoed; PM Kyle LeLoux Family
USHERS FOR JUNE: Cory De Wit, Harlan Mouw, Jay De Wit, Ross Te Slaa
VALET PARKING FOR JUNE: June 5: Ryan Kroese, Jakob Emerick; June 12: Konner Struik, Zach Mouw; June 19: Ashten Winterfeld, Jacob Westra; June 26: Chandler Pollema, John Emerick
SECURITY COMMITTEE: June 5: Dan Poppema, June 12: John Emerick; John 19: Dan Bonestroo; June 26: Kyle LeLoux
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Missions; 2. Rise Ministries
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Bobbie K. NEXT SUNDAY: Galen & Connie K.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emericks
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Mike Grevengoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Scott Grevengoed to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Ed Haveman to Lauren & Connie Runia; Eric Haveman to Gary & Ellie Sikma; George Heynen to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Larry Hoekstra to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
4:45 PM Mission Guild Spring Outing. Meet at the church top parking lot.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
June 5, 2022
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Today we celebrate Pentecost – when the Holy Spirit blew and blazed, spoke in many languages and created the church. 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.
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING 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 Merlyn Kroese (439-2159) or Randy Westra (439-1238).
MISSION GUILD SPRING OUTING is Tuesday, June 7. Meet at the church top parking lot at 4:45p.
HULL VBS would like to thank everyone who gave to VBS this year. It is so greatly appreciated! If you signed up to help, please be there at 5:15p Sunday for a short meeting. If you signed up to help serve the meal on Monday, June 6, please be there at 4:45p to serve. Thank you!
PICTURE DIRECTORY: Copies available. Stop in my office, catch me on Sunday after church, or call (439-1626).
OFFICE HOURS: For the summer months, I will be in the office starting at 9:00a on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you need assistance and I am not in, you may leave a message on the answering machine (439-1626) or if it is something that needs immediate attention, call my cell phone 712-578-1835 or my home phone 712-475-3094. -Karen
THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy a meal of creamed chicken sandwiches and sides. Following our meal, we will be playing BINGO. Please bring a small gift for bingo. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.
THANK YOU for the plant from Care Group #7, the cards and the prayers after the passing of our sister. -Larry & Glenda Oolman
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Taylyn Vander Schaaf is scheduled to see a G.I. specialist on Friday, June 10, for stomach issues. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and relief for Taylyn.
Give thanks that Carver and Maddox Kooima remain healthy and continue to grow and develop.
Give thanks that Grace De Jong is slowly making progress. She continues to be monitored very carefully. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and God’s healing mercies. Follow her progress on www.caringbridge.org/ visit/gracekorra.
Jim Oostenink is scheduled for his third of six treatments on Tuesday, June 7. Pray that the treatments will be effective.
Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.
Pray for Rick Van Hill as he continues to receive treatments. Pray that the treatments will be effective. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.
Recent tests for George Heynen show the necessity of valve replacement surgery. Pray for God’s timing as George waits for a date for surgery.
Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Please continue to be in prayer for Joan Horstman. We rejoice in the progress that she has made. God has been very gracious and she is making incredible progress in her recovery.
Please keep Bill Heynen in your prayers. He moved from the Sheldon hospital to the nursing home in Sibley. Pray for him as he continues to recover and adjusts to a different living situation.
We thank God for a successful surgery to place a pain pump to relieve the tumor pain Loren Van Otterloo has been experiencing! He has seen significant relief and we are so very grateful! Loren began his 2nd round of chemotherapy, a week earlier than planned, along with a lot of activities for his care. Please continue to pray for Loren, Shelly, Allie, Lindsey, and Nate.
We continue to pray for Brennan Kooi as he recovers at home after heart surgery.
Please keep Arnold Nielsen, father of Martin Nielsen, in your prayers. He was admitted to the Rock Rapids Hospital with kidney and heart problems.
We continue to pray for Janet Steiger, mother of Pete Steiger, from Washington, as she had successful surgery to amputate her toes and part of her foot last Tuesday and is scheduled for bypass surgery on Thursday, June 2, in hopes of improving blood flow to her lower extremities for better healing. We pray for success and a good recovery, as well as calming the anxieties of her family as they support her.
We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.
We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.
Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.
HCS is actively seeking applicants for paraprofessional positions that would work with a variety of students. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the office at 439-2273.
THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, June 7. Video: The story of John Nash (Schizophrenia). Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.
LIFELIGHT CONCERT: Cornerstone Prison Church has an opportunity to provide a Christian outdoor concert for all the men living on the Hill in the prison this August. Would you consider making a special one-time contribution to this special one-day outreach event. Make your checks payable to Cornerstone Prison Church with “Lifelight Outreach Event” put in the “for” line. Donations can be sent to Cornerstone Prison Church, %Dave Vande Kamp, 801 So. Gordon Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57110.
GUIDING STAR SIOUXLAND offers comfortable and private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump, as well as a diaper changing station with complimentary diapers and wipes. We need volunteers to help us staff our events in two-hour shifts. RiseFest in Sheldon: June 10 from 1-10p and June 11 from 10a-10p. We also need donations of juice boxes, individually wrapped snacks, diapers, and wipes. If you’d like to volunteer/donate, contact 712-266-3282 or email@example.com.
HOPE HAVEN invites you to the 32nd Annual Golf Benefit at the Dakota Dunes Country Club on June 15th. There is a $150 registration fee which includes 18 holes of golf, grilled lunch, entry gift, and prizes. Space is limited and spots are filling up quickly! Register at www.hopehaven.org or call 712-476-3116 for more information.
HOPE HAVEN will be hosting Gospel Music in Central Park in Sioux Center on June 17&18. This event will feature multiple groups and soloists performing gospel music. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the sunshine and music in the park! Visit www.hopehaven.org for more information.
TRI-STATE TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend, June 24-26, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. TEC is an interdenominational three-day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.org or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.
ROCK RAPIDS CRC will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary on Sat., June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Catered picnic on Sat. evening under the tent; a social hour at 4:00p and the meal served at 5:00p. Call 712-472-3253 (leave a message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us. Deadline for reservations is June 15. At 6:30p a service will be held in the sanctuary which will include former pastors sharing memories, and a power point showing the old and new church. Dessert will follow in the tent. Sunday: 9:30a Praise and Worship Service, with former pastors assisting, followed by coffee and cake social under the tent.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend will be July 29-31. Friday, July 29: Kick Off Worship Service from 6:00-7:45p; Sat. & Sunday: 8:00-4:00p each day. Theme is Renewal. Scripture texts come from Zechariah 4:6-10 & John 15: 7, 10-12 & 15. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, July 7. Contact us at 507-215-3670 or email@example.com We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!