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May 1, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 1, 2016

       Rev. Carl Klompien.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us”. (Ps. 67:1)

SHOUT FOR JOY TO THE LORD

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #428:1,3,5 “O Worship the King”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exultation”

KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Missions; 2. Parking Lot

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #425:1-3 “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Joshua 2 (pg. 222); Hebrews 11:31

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Saved by Faith”

Prayer of Application

GOD CALLS US TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #501:1-6 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #501:7 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

*Postlude         

      (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

 organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Lonny & Emily Van Schepen, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

ASCENSION SERVICE: PM Dave & Sherry Van’t Hul, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul, Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend

NURSERY TODAY: AM Betty Vande Griend, Hilary Van Hill, Dylan Zomermaand, Cory Ney, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Mitchell Byl Family

ASCENSION SERVICE: PM Rick De Groot Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Emily Van Schepen, Dawson Feenstra, Samantha Pollema, Lane Driesen; PM Brent De Jager Family  

USHERS FOR MAY: Nic Van Engen, Daryl Wesselink, Rod Te Krony, Marcus Kroese

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. Parking Lot

ASCENSION SERVICE: Back to God Hour

NEXT SUNDAY: AM: Christian Education Fund; PM Western Christian Foundation

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Pete & Nelva P.                         NEXT WEEK: Waylon & Melissa Pollema

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie                                                  ASCENSION SERVICE: Julie                                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Joel Leusink to Justin Van Zee; Ken Leusink to Kevin Schutte; Rick Leusinik to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Harry Meendering to Lauren Runia; Harlyn Mouw to Rev. Jan Van Ee; Jake Ney to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM        Sunday School/Catechism Classes

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   7:00 PM         Music & Worship Committee Meeting

THURSDAY

   7:00 PM         Ascension Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 1, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to this sacred time of praising and praying together; of singing, speaking and listening together; of being strengthened together in faith, for service. Amen. 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. 

WE WELCOME Rev. Klompien who will be bringing God’s word to us today. Pastor Loren has been assigned by classis to be at Ireton CRC.

REMINDER: The back 8 benches on both sides of the sanctuary are reserved for families with babies to pre-school age children. We have a lot of young children and it is important that we keep these benches available for them. 

THE BEGINNERS through Kindergarten will be giving a short program for parents, grandparents, and friends in the sanctuary at approximately 10:45a. Children may leave with their parents after the program.

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will meet today for the final meeting of the season. Thank you to all who gave their time willingly each Sunday morning to teach our children and young people God’s word.

NOTICE: Ascension Day service will be held on Thursday, May 5, at 7:00p.

COLLEGE/CAREER singles Bible study will be meeting next week, May 8, at 7:15p in the Youth Building. This will be our last meeting for the season.

THE CHAMBER SINGERS will be in our church next Sunday evening, May 8.

PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter graduating from college/trade school this year, please call the church office (439-1626) so that I can get a questionnaire to them. Our graduates will be honored during the morning service on Sunday, May 22nd.

BAPTISM: Next Sunday Aspen Grace Pfingsten, daughter of John & Lindsey, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

YOUNG ADULTS-POST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: If you are interested in making profession of faith, contact Pastor Loren. Also, for anyone interested in becoming a member of 1st CRC, contact Pastor Loren.

THANK YOU: We would like to say thank you to all who remembered us in the passing of our sister and aunt, Jeanette Kleinwolterink. A card, some food or a kind word were so appreciated. Blessings to you all.                     -Rob and Donna Fedders & family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to Gaylene & Loren Bouma and to Stephanie & Sean Baccam and family in the passing of Gaylene’s mother, Kathrine Visser, of Sioux Center on Friday, April 22, to Daryl and Marvella Van Wyhe in the passing of Daryl’s brother-in-law, Jasper Timmer of Sioux Center and to Kathy and Dan De Wit and Cory and Sherry De Wit in the passing of Kathy’s father, Cor Plugers of St. Catherine’s, Ontario on April 24. May God comfort these families in their sorrow.

A recent bone marrow test revealed that Bette Marra’s cancer is progressing. Bette began chemo this past week. Bette was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Monday with infection in her colon. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

LeRoy Jongetjes is expecting to be released from Pleasant Acres on Wednesday and return to his own home. Give thanks for healing.

Give thanks that George Heynen is recovering well from his recent surgery. Pray for continued healing.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for continued strength and better health.

Continue to remember Gary Roetman in your prayers as he continues with chemo. Pray for strength and healing.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers as he serves our country at Fort Bragg.

Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Whispering Heights; Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese,

      Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena & Anthony Smit at Aspen

      Heights; Don Westra in his home; Marvin Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; & Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

David Trumble, 88, of Onida, SD, and grandfather of Karinda de Boom, passed away April 20 after an extended illness. His funeral was held this past Tuesday. We keep Karinda, Scott and family in our prayers.

We pray for Lucy Miedema, mother of Vicki Lammers, as he recovers from surgery.

We pray for Deanne De Jong who is recovering from hip replacement surgery.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary

   Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care

   Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   A student at Western Christian, whose parent needs to move out-of-state for employment, is looking for a family to host him so he can finish his senior year at Western. If you feel called to investigate this opportunity to serve, please contact Dan Barkel, Western Christian Principal, at 439-1013 or e-mail him at dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com. Thanks for your consideration.

   Western Christian is looking for an Assistant Maintenance Manager. Interested individuals should contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

   Western Christian FFA Chapter would like to invite you to our first annual FFA Banquet. It will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30p in the Western Gym. There will be a supper consisting of pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, ice cream, and drink. After the supper, we will hear from the 2015-2016 Iowa FFA President, Michael Tupper, and go through a ceremony highlighting the members’ accomplishments over the past year. Please send RSVP’s to ffa@westernchristianhs.com or call the school at 439-1013 by May 2.

   HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional position for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.       

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, May 3. “Minds on the Edge” will be viewed and discussed. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, May 4, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker is Keith Kroner with Medtronic and he will talk about deep brain stimulation. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

COMMENCEMENT ceremonies for the Dordt College 2015-2016 academic year will be held at 10:00a on Friday, May 6, in the Auditorium. Dordt College Professor of Education Timothy Van Soelen will give this year’s address, titled “Itchy Ears”. For those without tickets, overflow rooms will be available on campus. The ceremony will also be streamed live online at www.dordt.edu/events/commencement.

BIBLE LEAGUE SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON will be held on May 2 at 11:30p at Bethel CRC in Sioux Center. Please bring a salad for every two ladies and enjoy the luncheon and fellowship with women from many area churches. The program will include a presentation about the Bible League visit to Uganda and Tanzania.

CBI is holding a Crossroad Convention on Thursday, May 19, at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center at 7:00p. This gathering is an opportunity for Crossroad Instructors and people interested in the ministry to celebrate CBI’s past success and look to the future. Executive Director, Lisa Blystra, will bring updates from the ministry, share stories of lives being changed by the power of God, and cast vision for the future. She also wants to hear your ideas for the ministry and answer your questions. Please contact CBI at 1-800-668-2480 or mail@crossroadbible.org with any questions.

WELLNESS ON WHEELS: Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center will host its 6th annual Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride on Sat., June 4. Four rides will be offered: a 60-mile paved route, 30-mile paved route, a 30-mile gravel route and a 6-mile Fun Ride. The event will raise funds for Promise, a nonprofit health center with a mission of reaching underserved people in Northwest Iowa. Register online at www.AllSportCentral.com or get a paper form at www.promisechc.org. Register by May 19 for a discount. For more information call Derrick Vander Waal at 722-1700.

VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED will host its 11th annual Run, Walk & Roll on June 4. With a 5k and 10k run and a 1 mile walk/wheelchair roll, there is something for every age and ability! Join us for a morning of exercise, fun, and to support adults with disabilities. In 2015, there were over 400 participants. Sign up today and help us to surpass last year’s numbers! Register online at www.allsportcentral.com or call Samantha at 712-324-5416 for more information.