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May 15, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 15, 2016

       Rev. Doug De Groot.….Guest Minister    Pentecost Sunday

Preparation for Worship: Holy Wind, Spirit of Life, blow fervently enough to rouse us to justice and gently enough to teach us grace.

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude: “Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid” & “Come Down, O Love Divine”   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #425:1-3 “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #416:1,3,5 “For Your Gift of God the Spirit”

WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #422:1,2, “Eternal Spirit, God of Truth”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Talking Bibles

Offertory: “Eternal Spirit, God of Truth”

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Peter 1:12-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Remember, Witness, & Prophecy”

Prayer of Application

GOD CALLS US TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #571:1-3 “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#68:3 “Because He Lives”

*Postlude: Trilogy on Pentecost – Goemanne  1. “and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind”       

    

*indicates congregation stand

 organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Daryl & Marvella Van Wyhe, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Arlene Van Schepen & Goldie Veldman, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Megan Kooima, Kathy Bauer, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Konner Struik, Emma Westphal; PM Noah De Yager Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Logan Baccam, Marcus

Te Krony, Erika Feenstra; PM Art Dirksen 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 Talking Bibles

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Parking Lot

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Wilmar & Betty P.                   

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Dan & Lisa Poppema

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                             

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY:  Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Wilmar Pollema to Justin Van Zee; Dan Poppema to Kevin Schutte; Eric Rens to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Shirley Rens to Lauren Runia; Jim Rens to Rev. Jan Van Ee; Dave Rozeboom to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

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

May 15, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to our celebration of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit breathed the church into being! May we continue to be moved by the Spirit to live as the body of Christ. 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 Pastor Doug De Groot as he leads our worship services today.

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 chairs are for people with medical conditions.

GRADUATES will be honored next Sunday morning, May 22nd. Please meet in the church basement at 9:20a so that you can walk in as a group. If you received a questionnaire and did not return it, please do so as soon as possible!  Thank you! –Karen

BALLOTS for the Christian Education Term Committee are in your church mailbox. Please return them by May 29th to Missy Kats.

VBS: There will be a meeting for all VBS Crew Leaders and teachers on Thursday, June 2, at 7:00p at First Reformed Church.

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.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following are nominated for Elder (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Galen Drent, Larry Hoekstra, Dave Kroese, Galen Kroese, Don Krommendyk, Harry Meendering, Harlan Mouw, Daryl Wesselink, Larry Wielenga. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Darren Bonestroo, Cory De Wit, Scott Grevengoed, Eric Haveman, Terry Jansma, Kyle LeLoux, Rick Leusink, Dan Poppema, Nic Van Engen. Voting for council members will take place after the AM service on May 22 with the drawing of lots at the PM service on May 22.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, May 19, at 6:00p at the HOMESTEAD COMMONS in Hull. We will carpool and go to Old 60 for our evening meal. Please call in your reservations to Pastor Katie (470-4195) by Monday, May 16. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH OPPORTUNITY: Hull 1st is again planning a visit to the Cornerstone Prison Church located in the SDSP in Sioux Falls on Friday, June 17. You must fill out a DOC visit approval form if you have not done so within the last year. Please contact Val Brummel at val.brummel@gmail.com if you need forms and/or to get your name on the list. Forms must be turned in to Val by no later than Sunday, May 29. Number of people allowed in is limited so don’t delay.

THANK YOU: We want to thank you for your cards and kind expressions of sympathy following the passing of our mother and grandmother. It is a blessing to be a part of a caring church family. -Marcia & Larry Hoekstra and Amy & Rob Westra & family

THANK YOU to everyone for all the prayers, cards, gifts from our care group and others, expressions of sympathy, and encouragement following the passing of our mother and grandmother, Kathrine Visser. It is a blessing to be a part of a caring body of believers and the family of God.                 –Loren & Gaylene Bouma and Sean & Stephanie Baccam and family

THANK YOU for all the care and concern shown to us in the recent death of our father and grandfather, Cor Plugers. Your prayers, cards, and other expressions of sympathy were very much appreciated. -Dan, Kathy, Cory, Sherry, and Teresa De Wit

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR APRIL:

General Fund:          $25,608.48                             Building Fund:                  $2,167.00

Mission Fund:              1,605.00                             Bethany Chr. Services:          985.00

GEMS:                           994.92                             SF/SC Gospel Missions:  1,483.53

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Continue to remember Bette Marra in prayer as she recovers from a colon infection. Chemo has been postponed until Bette becomes stronger.

Jim Rens was scheduled to have a procedure done this past Thursday in Sioux City to relieve a facial nerve pain. Pray that the surgery was successful in relieving the pain.

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.

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:    

We keep Cambri Hulstein, daughter of Tasha and Corey Hulstein, in prayer as she continues her care at

Sanford Children’s Hospital. She is doing well and we pray for her continued progress. We pray for peace and patience for Tasha and Corey also.

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

           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.

      Hull Christian School preschool through 8th grade students will be having an end of the year program on Tuesday, May 17, at Hull 1st CRC at 7:00p. The program will be aired live on Cable Channel 77.

      Western Christian High School will host its 94th commencement for 59 students on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00p in the gymnasium. The graduation speaker will be Reverend Matthew Haan from the First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at Whispering Heights Community room in Rock Valley at 9:15a. Connie Lounsbury will present the feature “You Have to be a Little Crazy” and the inspiration message “Who’s in Control of Your Life?” Our soloist is Shelly Van Otterloo. An offering will be received for Stonecroft Ministries. Brunch is $4. Please call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583 if you would like to come! Reservations and cancellations are essential!

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.

YOU’RE INVITED to the annual RISE Ministries Fly-In Pancake Breakfast during Tulip Festival, May 21, from 7:00-11:00a. Come and stop by the Orange City Airport Hanger to get your fill of pancakes for breakfast and watch planes land and take off. Free will donation. All proceeds go to RiseFest 2016. See you at the airport!

OPEN HOUSE for Mid-Sioux Opportunity on Thursday, May 26, from 9:00-11:00a. Come join us for refreshments and see our new location (618 14th St. NE, Sioux Center). Bring a nonperishable food item or hygiene item to be registered for a door prize!

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.