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May 15, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 15, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister  

Preparation for Worship: Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer. (Based on Ps. 19:14)

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: SW#9 “He Has Made Me Glad”  

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)

WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism of Taylyn Blake Vander Schaaf and Kaden Orville Vant Hul

Baptism Hymns: #571:1-3 “Jesus Loves Me” & SW#68:1-3 “Because He Lives”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Wycliffe Bible Translators

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 17:1-14, Acts 2:22-41

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Promises to Keep”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #270:1-3 “Our Children, Lord, in Faith and Prayer”

GOD BLESSES HIS PEOPLE

Recognition of Graduates

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: SW#44:1,2 “Let It Be Said Of Us”

*Postlude     

 

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organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Roger & Carol Vis, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Daryl & Judi Wesselink, Elder Randy & Sandy Westra

NURSERY TODAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Dana Fedders, Taryne De Groot, Reese Wielenga, Ashten Winterfeld; PM John Emerick Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Cassidy Vant Hul, Janice Driesen, Cooper Emerick, Abigail Kats, Haley Wielenga; PM Brad Kats Family

USHERS FOR MAY: Terry Jansma, Darren Bonestroo, Justin Pollema, Jacob Westra  

VALET PARKING FOR MAY: May 15: Dan Bonestroo, Bryce Veldman; May 22: Lynn Anderson, Ryan Bolkema; May 29: Scott Kroese, Alex Westra

SECURITY COMMITTEE: May 15: Ross Te Slaa; May 22: Dave Vant Hul; May 29: Waylon Pollema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Wycliffe Bible Translators

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Vell                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Cliff & Marlys

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle LeLoux                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle Te Slaa

CORRESPONDENCE: Matt Bosma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Gaylene Bouma to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Lynnae Bouma to Lauren & Connie Runia; Phil Brummel to Gary & Ellie Sikma;  Dennis Brunsting to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Brent De Jager 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

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, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “God gave us eternal life,” says the write of I John, “and this life is in his Son” (5:11, NRSV). We gather to worship the Giver of life. Welcome! 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 have the joy of witnessing the baptism of Taylyn Blake Vander Schaaf, infant daughter of Kyle and Janae and Kaden Orville Vant Hul, infant son of Zachary and Ashlee.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES:  They are 8th grade: Abby Fedders, Abigail Kats, Mya Kleinwolterink, Jessica Wielenga, Isabela Zomermaand. High School: Teagan De Jager, Jacob Emerick, Emily Fedders, Braeden Kats, Faith Kleinwolterink, Emma Westphal, Dylan Zomermaand. College: Jaiden Bonestroo, Skyler Bonestroo, Alyssa Fedders, Jessi Franken, Rachel Kats, Taylor Westphal. We will acknowledge them in our morning service.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following have been nominated for Elders (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Kevin Driesen, Dan Fedders, Dave Kroese, Galen Kroese, Doug Pollema, Eric Rens, Dave Snieder, Darren Vant Hul, Larry Wielenga. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Devin Bonestroo, Cory De Wit, Chris Hulstein, Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Rick Leusink, Ross Te Slaa, Jon Van Berkum, Brett Van Middendorp. Please note: Next Sunday morning ballots will be given to professing members, by a council member, before you enter the sanctuary. You may fill them out before or after church and then give them to an elder by the door on your way out. Absentee ballots will be available in the council room this coming week. Please put your ballot in an envelope and sign your name. They can be put in Rob Westra or Glen Scholten’s mailbox.

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Loren has a classical appointment at the Hawarden CRC. Pastor Tim Ouwinga will lead our morning service and Pastor LeRoy Christoffels will lead our evening service.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: Copies available. Stop in my office (Monday-Thursday) or call (439-1626).

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant membership of Danielle (Vanden Bosch) Wiekamp was transferred, at her request, to the Netherlands Reformed Church in Rock Valley. The communicant memberships of Brian & Nicole Rozeboom and their baptized children, Sawyer, Addison and Brody were transferred, at their request, to the Carmel Reformed Church. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, May 19, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy a potluck meal of taverns and salads. Following our meal, we will be treated to a ukulele presentation by Sheila Vink and Paulette De Weerd. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229) with any questions.

THE HULL MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION, in conjunction with the Wegman-Koele American Legion Post 380, invites you to join them for a Community Memorial Day service at 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 29, at the Hull Community Building. Rev. Adam Vander Stoep of First Reformed Church will bring the message. Join us as we give thanks to God for our nation as well as to those who served in the armed forces of our country and those who gave their lives.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Peter Hiemstra is leaving on Thursday, May 19, to move to Oregon. Today is his last Sunday with us. We thank God for the blessing that Peter has been to this church. We pray for God’s riches blessing on him as he moves to Oregon.

Congratulations to Nate and Jade (Van Meeteren) Boer who were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14. May God bless them with many happy healthy years.

Taylyn Vander Schaaf’s last echo showed only a slight decline. She will have another echo in July and at that time the doctors will discuss surgery, possibly sometime in August. Prayers that she can stay healthy until then!

We extend our Christian sympathy to Terry & DeeAnn Jansma and family in the passing of DeeAnn’s father, Stanley Vander Maten, on Wednesday, May 11. Funeral services were held on Saturday. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Give thanks that Maddox and Carver Kooima remain healthy and continue to grow and develop.

Grace De Jong, granddaughter of Walt and Lavonne den Hoed, is scheduled for open-heart surgery on Friday, May 20. Pray that the surgery goes well. Pray for healing. Follow her progress on www.caringbridge.org/ visit/gracekorra.

Continue to pray for Howard Grevengoed as he goes through the process of preparing for dialysis. Pray for strength for Marilyn.

Hilary Van Hill continues to struggle with headaches and pressure by her ears. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek to determine the cause and prescribe helpful treatment. Pray for healing for Hilary.

Jim Oostenink had a biopsy and his doctor recommended he have six maintenance treatments.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatment. Pray for strength, energy and healing.  

Pray for Rick Van Hill in his ongoing struggle with cancer. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Joyce Vande Griend 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; 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. Currently the plan is for her to remain in the hospital through the weekend and be moved to a care facility for continued support and care. Please be in prayer for her and Virg.

Please be in prayer for Cody Bauer as they continue to seek answers for the cause of his seizures. Please keep Cody, Kathy, and their whole family in your prayers.

Please keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers. This week he had scans and showed no growth and no significant change in the tumor. We continue to pray for pain relief and patience in waiting for God’s perfect timing for surgery.

Please keep Bill Heynen in your prayers. Yesterday he was 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.

Please keep Leo Boer, Greg and Jasmine and his whole family in your prayers. This week Leo had reconstructive surgery on his esophagus. We praise Him for successful surgery and pray now for Leo’s recovery and for the family through out the process of care and recovery for Leo.

We express our Christian sympathy to Pastor Keith and his family in the loss of his grandmother Jean Peters of Mesa, AZ.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS has been blessed with donations of beef and pork in the past for our Rally Day Sale. If you would like to make a donation of meat or give a donation towards purchasing meat and processing costs, please contact Lisa Poppema (712) 441-0913.

   Western: Have you contributed to the Spring Building Fund Debt Reduction Drive? Information can be found in the Spring Western Witness and the Western Christian website www.westernchristianhs.com. If you have questions, contact Brad Vis brad.vis@westernchristianhs.com or 605-359-5704. You can also connect with Even Wielenga your Western Board member. Thanks in advance for supporting the mission of Western!

   Western is hiring additional employees! High School Math/Science Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Bus Drivers: morning and/or afternoon routes. Contact Mr. Verwolf: brian.verwolf@westernchristianhs.com  

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

HULL BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO is Sat., June 4, from 8:00-10:00a in the Safety Complex. Participants will receive a mounted light on their bicycles. Preregister by Sat., May 14, by calling 439-1006.

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. Through a partnership with Lifelight, we will be able to share the life changing message of Jesus to hundreds more than we can gather in the chapel. 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. Thank you for your willingness to donate to provide the opportunity to reflect the light of life to the entire population on the Hill.

GUIDING STAR SIOUXLAND offers Family Comfort Stations this summer! We provide a 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. Tulip Festival in Orange City: May 19-21 from 9a-7p; Sioux Center Summer Celebration: June 4 from 8a-4p; 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, please contact 712-266-3282 or email info@guidingstarsiouxland.org.

RISEFEST needs volunteers to help with parking, the Merch Tent, the Youth Tent, load in/load out, set up/tear down, and more. If you volunteer for 4 hours, you’ll get a FREE RiseFest t-shirt and a ticket to the festival (good all weekend long!). Just go to riseministries.com/risefest/volunteer and sign up today.

TRI-STATE TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the 1st Ref. church in Orange City on June 24-26. TEC is an interdenominational 3-day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. If you would like to learn more or to 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.