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May 12, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – May 12, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever.” Rev. 5:13b ESV

WE COME TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #471:1-4 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: #406:1-3 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”

Choir: “Find Us Faithful”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed. Fund

Offertory   

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #588:1-3 “Tell Your Children”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Timothy 1:1-7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Leaving a Legacy”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #451:1-4 “A Christian Home”

GOD BLESSES HIS PEOPLE

Recognition of Graduates

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #320:1-2 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”  
*Postlude    

                 

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organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Tim & Ruth Kats, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Cliff & Marlys Koele, Deacon Ryan Fedders

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Mya Kleinwolterink, Mackelle Grevengoed, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Joel Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Kyrin De Groot, Bryson Sandbulte, Emma Westphal; PM Brody Pollema Family

USHERS FOR MAY: Rick De Groot, Chris Hulstein, Bryce Veldman, Mike Grevengoed

VALET PARKING FOR MAY: May 12: Lynn Anderson & David Te Krony; May 19: Kyle Pollema & Alex Westra; May 26 AM Only: Justin Pollema & Andrew Hulstein

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Hope Haven

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mike & Connie Grevengoed     

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Alysia Haveman

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                    

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                              NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Dan De Wit to Justin Van Zee; Jay De Wit to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Noah De Yager to Michael Ribbons; Ken Draayer to Kevin Schutte; Kevin Driesen to Lauren Runia; John Emerick 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

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 12, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Grace and peace to all in the name of the Risen One, Jesus Christ our Lord. Welcome to this time of worship and fellowship. 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. 

CHOIR will meet this morning at 8:50 in the Youth Building. We will be singing in the morning service.

THIS MORNING: We will be honoring our grade school, high school and college graduates. If you have not filled out your questionnaire please do so as soon as possible and put in Karen’s mailbox.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will NOT be meeting this evening.

THIS EVENING a men’s quartet “Men of Jubilant Praise” will be providing our Ministry of Music. The group members are Irwin De Jong, Mark Huizenga, Tom Dykstra, and Mike Notebook, accompanied by Kate Noteboom.

COLLEGE/CAREER singles Bible study will meet this evening at 7:15p in the Youth Building. This will be our last meeting for the season.

MEN/LADIES who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, May 14, should meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following have been nominated for Elders (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Jim Keizer, Galen Kroese, Merlyn Kroese, Glen Scholten, Rod Te Krony, Dave Te Slaa, Lee Van Grouw, Dave Vande Griend, Randy Westra. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Matt Bosma, Rick De Groot, Cory De Wit, Kevin Driesen, Jason Kats, Kyle Pollema, Kyle Te Slaa, Travis Veldman, Eric Zomermaand. Voting will take place after the AM service next Sunday, May 19, with the drawing of lots at the PM service on May 19.

MEMORIAL DAY is coming! Let’s remember our Veterans by wearing a poppy. They are available at local businesses or from LuAnn De Wild (541-7254) or Melissa Pollema (439-1678).

A COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Sunday evening, May 26, at 6:00p at the Community Building. Pastors from our community will be leading the service. Join us as we give thanks to God for our nation as well as to those who gave their lives in the service of our country.

THE BANQUET: Our church is scheduled to serve the evening meal at the Banquet in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, May 28. We need 6-8 volunteers to help prepare the meal at the facility at 2:00p and 30-35 people to help serve the meal. A signup sheet is on the table in the narthex. We are asking each family to donate $10 toward the cost of the meal. Checks should be made out to the church and placed in Karen Bruxvoort’s mailbox.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Traffic in the Bargain Alley Thrift store has increased this last month and we really need more volunteers, especially on Saturday. Would you consider volunteering a couple of hours a week, or every other week, or even a month? There are various jobs that need to be done that we can plug you into.  Perhaps you can get a couple of people to carpool with you.  Call Kari Hoekstra at 712-441-2332 or Wes Fopma at 712-449-5382 if you are interested or if you have questions. We do need your help. Proceeds support Christian education.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet Thurs., May 16, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will be carpooling to the Middleburg Store for supper. Please RSVP to Deanna (439-2229) by Mon., May 13, and bring $15 to help offset the cost of the meal. Questions, call Deanna or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469).

THANK YOU for remembering me on my 87th birthday. Because of a caring church and friends, I enjoyed the cards and phone calls for many days. God is good. Psalm 107:1  --Ella Mae Vande Burgt

UPDATE FROM RUNIAS: Lauren & Connie Runia left for Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, May 8, to conduct a four-week training course with the islands media team there. Part of the training will involve mentoring the team on a village recording of the Jesus video in the Siar-Lak language. Pray for safety as they travel on the ocean on a small boat, for good health for all involved, and that God would be glorified in every aspect of their trip.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

We extend our Christian sympathy to Johanna Westra and all who mourn the passing Florence Kroese on Monday evening. The funeral service was held on Friday.

Wilmar Pollema is finished with chemo treatment, at least for now. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Continue to pray for Russ Vander Schaaf that he will get stronger so that he can have the surgery that he needs.

Gary Roetman has four appointments on Monday and Tuesday. Pray that the doctors will be pleased with his progress. Pray also for a clear MRI.

Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Pray for healing from pneumonia and for continued better results.

Gerald Kroese, father of Shari De Wild and Galen Kroese, fell on Wednesday evening. He is in the Sioux Center Hospital with fractures in his back and hip.

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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS: 

We express our sympathy to Sandy and Gary Westra in the passing of Sandy’s mother-in-law, Florence Kroese. Florence passed away Monday evening. We pray for the Lord’s comfort as they mourn, but also as they give thanks for her life and celebrate our shared hope in Jesus Christ.

Please be in prayer for Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, as he continues his recovery from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident last week. Gerrit had surgery this Friday to remove a pocket of blood, fuse his ribs, and clean out his lungs. Please pray for Gerrit’s strength and for healing in the days to come. We pray for Gerrit’s family as they support him as well. He is hospitalized at Avera-McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls.

We continue to pray for Lyla Boer as she continues to build up her strength after her recent illness. She remains hospitalized in Sioux Center.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western Christian Music Department will present their annual Spring Concert on May 15th in the Event Center at Western at 7:00p. The concert will include the band, the choirs, and the orchestra. The jazz band will perform prior to the concert beginning at 6:40p.

      HCS: On Tuesday, May 14, we will have a retirement social in Mrs. Westra’s honor. This event will take place following the preschool through eighth grade music program being held at First CRC. We will serve cookies and drink in the basement immediately following the program. Please use this time to thank Mrs. Westra for her years of service and wish her the Lord’s blessings as she starts a new adventure in her life.

      HCS: The 8th grade class of 2019 will be graduating on Wednesday, May 22, at the First CRC in Hull at 7:00p. We cordially invite any who would like to attend. Graduation will also be aired on Television Channel 77 that evening.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

HABITAT CHALLENGE! Sign up now to sponsor 1 or more 2x4 studs for $50 each to help build the Orange City Habitat House! We’ll deliver the stud(s) to you so you can decorate it with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. They’ll be framed into the house and everyone will be invited to the Open House to see them. There are 380 studs for the house and we’d love to see them all decorated with love! Sign up by contacting Kurt Franje at 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Have you provided for your young children should something happen to you? Naming appropriate guardians and trustees is a priority but that isn’t all that needs to happen to provide for your children. Barnabas Foundation has helped many Christian families develop the best possible will plan to meet family needs. James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will come alongside you to provide clear and easy-to-understand information. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area May 28&29. Call toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim. To help you get started, you may also request a free special resource titled “7 Reasons to Review Your Will” by simply sending an e-mail request with “7 Reasons Request” in the subject line to infor@BarnabasFoundation.com.

WIC PROGRAM: Are you having problems making your food dollars STRETCH far enough? If you are pregnant, have recently had a baby or have a child under 5 years old, you may qualify for WIC. For eligibility details, additional information, or to schedule an appointment, call Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. at 722-3611 or email: www.midsioux.org. Many families work and still qualify for WIC!