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June 6, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 6, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: Holy Spirit, guide my listening and response to the Word of God today, as you did with Philip and the Ethiopian so long ago (Acts 8:26-40).

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #483:1-4 “How Great Thou Art”   

*God’s Greeting

WE SEEK THE LORD

Profession of Faith (PH pg. 964) Emily Fedders, Braeden Kats, Cory Ney, Dason Vant Hul

Hymn: SW#15:1,2 “You Are My All in All”

Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper

Hymn: #479:1,3 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Intercessory Prayer

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #209:1-3 “Seek Ye First”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Corinthians 9:24-27

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Run the Race”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #291:1-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#42:1-2 “Cry of My Heart”
*Postlude                 

Your offering for the 1. Mission Fund; 2. Banquet can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

       

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Terry & Dee Jansma, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Haley Struik, Haley Wielenga, Chandler Pollema; PM Kyle Pollema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Danielle Bonestroo, Kaleigh Van Middendorp, Kaden Struik, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Sawyer Rozeboom; PM Dan Poppema Family   

USHERS FOR JUNE: Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Darren Bonestroo, Brian Rozeboom

VALET PARKING: (Be at church at 9:10) June 6: Eric Rens & Marcus Te Krony; June 13: Bryce Veldman, Mitchell Winterfeld; June 20: Zach Mouw & Tim 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. Mission Fund; 2. The Banquet

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Donna Rens                       NEXT SUNDAY: Brian & Nicole R.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                                    NEXT SUNDAY: Konner                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Russ Vander Schaaf to Justin Van Zee; Harold Vander Vegte to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce Vander Well to Michael Ribbens; Curt Van Grouw to Kevin Schutte; Lee  Van Grouw to Lauren Runia; Brett Van Middendorp to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church 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 Worship Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

June 6, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship, family of God! Please take a moment to share the peace of Christ with one or two others. 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 rejoice to hear the public profession of faith of Emily Fedders, Braeden Kats, Cory Ney, and Dason Vant Hul.

THIS EVENING Barry Miedema will lead our worship service. His message is from Matthew 5:1-12 titled “Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit”.

PASTOR LOREN will be out of the office from Monday, June 7, through Monday, June 14. In case of a special need contact your care group elder or after Thursday, our pastor of visitation, Rev. Ouwinga (507-215-7407).

COUNCIL MEETING: Newly elected office bearers are requested to attend the Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, at 8:00p when the election of a President, Vice-President, Clerk and Vicar will take place. The organizational meeting will take about 15-20 minute.

OFFICE HOURS; For the summer months, I will be in the office starting at 9:00a on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you need assistance and I am not in, you can leave a message on the answering machine or if it is something that needs immediate attention, call my cell phone 712-578-1835 or 712-475-3094. -Karen

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. Shut ins and those watching at home will need to purchase their own juice and bread. Elders will not be bringing the elements to shut-ins. Professing members who participate in the Lord’s Supper at church will be asked to pick up a fellowship cup from a table in the back of church next Sunday morning prior to sitting down for the service.

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Todd Zuidema will lead our morning worship service and Barry Miedema will lead the evening worship service.

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, June 8, should meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

THE “BANQUET”: We still need additional people to help serve the evening meal on Wed., June 9, at 5:00p. Please sign up TODAY if you are willing to help out. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table. Thank you to those who gave a $10 donation to help pay for the food. If you would still like to donate, you can place your donation in Karen’s mailbox. Thank you!

THE GUIDING STAR CYCLE SHOW for girls aged 9-13 is here for the summer! We have two great dates available – June 9 in Sioux Center and June 23 in Orange City. This workshop was developed to give young girls the knowledge of what is going on inside their bodies in relation to puberty. This knowledge supports and prepares them in a positive way for the wonderful changes they will experience within their bodies over the coming years. Today, it is more important than ever for young girls to have high self-esteem regarding their bodies, not just when they are in the middle of puberty, but before the onset. Participation in the Cycle Show Workshop helps the girls value and respect their bodies as they move into their teenage years. Sign up by going to the website and choosing Sioux Center or Orange City as your desired location- https://guidingstarproject.com/cycle-show/

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, June 17, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy casseroles with sides for supper. Following our meal, we will play table games. Please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

HOPE HAVEN Annual Gospel Sing Benefit will be held on Friday, June 18, beginning at 1:00p and Saturday, June 19, beginning at 12:30p in Central Park in Sioux Center. Food available. Free will offering will be taken for Hope Haven. Rain Site: Dordt Rec Center.

OUR SINCERE THANK YOU for your prayers, visits, phone calls, and other acts of kindness during the passing of our father and grandfather, Bill Vierhout. Thank you to Care Group #1 for the beautiful picture. We are blessed to be part of such a caring church. -Rod & Connie Te Krony and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Carol Reekers had her second immunotherapy treatment on Tuesday. Pray that the treatment will be effective and bring healing.

Continue to remember Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. She is scheduled for a doctor’s appointment on June 7 to determine if surgery is necessary. She is grateful for your prayers and concern.

We express our Christian sympathy to Rev. Roger Bouwman (former pastor at 1st CRC) in the passing of his wife, Karen, on Tuesday, June 1. Funeral services are pending. For those wishing to send a card Pastor Roger’s address is: 112 E Church Street, P.O. Box 116, Inwood, IA 51240.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Ella Mae Vande Burgt, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We rejoice with Nathan Ver Meer and Lindsey Zuidema as they were united in marriage on Saturday. May God bless their union!

Please be in prayer for Jennifer Steiger as she is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday, June 8. The procedure is to remove scar tissue on her hip. Pray for success and a quick recovery.

Please be in prayer for Ken Vander Plas, father of Kristi Ten Pas, as he recovers from a triple bypass surgery. He is improving slowly and his family asks for continued prayers as they support him each day.

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He continues to recover from his surgery with good progress. Pray especially for a blood clot in his leg to go away and also for a small leak in his esophagus to heal quickly. He remains intubated for this week. (updates on caring bridge).

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope, and feel included as members of Hope.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS Rally Day Sale will be held on September 18. For many years we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork. If you would like to make a donation of meat to this year’s sale, or a donation to the processing costs, please call Lisa Poppema (712-441-0913) or the School Office (439-2273). Processing dates are July 13 &21 (beef) and Aug 4 (pork). Thank you!

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CFE is looking to put together a small volunteer bank to help staff with client’s needs. CFE is a Christ centered nonprofit to help those in need of financial education and more. This could involve cleaning, laundry, transportation, errands, and miscellaneous chores. Anyone that may be interested or have questions can call 722-3527, 441-2485 or stop at the CFE office at 313 N Main, Sioux Center.

CFE KEEPING IT “REEL” FAMILY FISHING OUTING is scheduled for June 18 from 4:00-7:00p at Big Sioux Recreation Area in Hawarden. Join us for an evening of fun on the water. Canoes will be available or bring your own small boat or just fish from shore! Bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait. Drawing for prizes and a raffle! Cookout at conclusion including hot dogs & s’mores. Bounce house for little fishers. RSVP (712-722-3527).

REGISTER for a high school experience of a life time! Tri-State Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for June 25-27 at the First Ref. 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. If you’d like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.com or email Tri-StateTEC@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP NWIA is looking for volunteers for our 2021 camp. This camp has touched every heart that has ever entered it (campers and volunteers)! God has always provided for this camp through churches and in miraculous ways. The dates for the 2021 camp are August 2 through August 6. If you are interested in serving these kids, you can get more information at info@royalfamilykidsnwia.orgt to get an application. You can also go to their Facebook page.

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? A Christian Response to Immigration. Immigration issues are once again in the headlines. While immigration is certainly a political issue, it is also a biblical issue with important missional ramifications for the church in the U.S. Join author and Evangelical Immigration Table national coordinator Matthew Soerens on June 23, from 7:00-8:30p at the DeWitt Learning Commons Vogel Room at Northwestern College to learn more about faith and immigration. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-is-my-neighbor-a-christian-response-to-immigration-tickets-152363813267. The event is free.

SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Bible League Conference in Sioux Center on September 20 (dinner) & Sept. 21 (conference). Keynote Speaker: Kelli (Kredit) Gotthardt and Guest Speaker: Pastor Thony Ronaldo.