May 20, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 20, 2018
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister Pentecost Sunday
Preparation for worship: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:38-39
GOD GATHERS AND GREETS US
Prelude: “Creator Spirit, By Whose Aid”
*Responsive Call to Worship: (WSB Q1.2.2)
Pastor: This is the day that the Lord has made.
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Pastor: This is the day when the Spirit came.
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Pastor: And again I say –
*Opening Song: #425:1-3 “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Song of Praise: #718:1-3 “Day by Day” (Celebration Hymnal)
WE CONFESS AND GOD FORGIVES
God’s Law (PH pg. 1013)
Call to Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Song of Commitment: #419:1,3,5 “Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart”
Offering: Guatemala Trip
Offertory: Prayer for the Comforter: “Come Down, O Light Divine”
GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD
*Song of Preparation: #420:1-3 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: 2 Corinthians 4
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Treasure of the Gospel”
Prayer of Application
WITH GRATITUDE WE SERVE GOD WITH HIS BLESSING
*Song of Response: #439:1-5 “Song for the Nations” (Celebration Hymnal)
Presentation of Graduates
*Closing Song: #631:1-3 “Praise and Thanksgiving”
(Please be seated for voting of Elders and Deacons)
*Postlude: “Let Thy Glorious Light Shine Ever on my Sight”
*indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Roger & Carol Vis, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lonny & Emily Van Schepen, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo
NURSERY TODAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Jana Rens, Riley Grevengoed, Marcus Te Krony, Cory Ney; PM Devin Bonestroo Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Chandler Pollema, Dalton Westra, Anna Zomermaand; PM Community Service
USHERS FOR MAY: Mike Grevengoed, Kevin Driesen, Kyle LeLoux, Rick Leusink
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Guatemala Trip
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Justice for All; 2. Autumn’s Center
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Betty V.G. NEXT WEEK: Dennis & Jackie V.G.
POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya NEXT WEEK: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Loren Bouma to Justin Van Zee; Arlin Brummel to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Phil Brummel to Kevin Schutte; Dennis Brunsting to Lauren Runia; Mitch Byl to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Evening Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
May 20, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to our celebration of Pentecost! We remember the power of the Holy Spirit revealed like wind and flame, and trust in the Spirit’s ongoing work in the church and world. 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 will be honoring our graduates. Grade school graduates are Teagan De Jager, Jacob Emerick, Emily Fedders, Braeden Kats, Emma Westphal and Dylan Zomermaand. Those graduating from high school are Jessica De Jager, Dana Driesen, Alyssa Fedders, Jerad Kats, Rachel Kats, Samantha Pollema, Cassidy Van’t Hul and Taylor Westphal. Our college graduates are Taylor Feenstra, Kristiann Kats, Mitch Rozeboom, Amber Vande Weerd and Dylan Van’t Hul.
AFTER THE MORNING SERVICE we will be voting for Elders and Deacons. Drawing of lots will take place at the evening service. The following are nominated for Elder (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Arch Brummel, Roger De Kruyf, Kevin Driesen, Merlyn Kroese, Jim Oostenink, Dave Rozeboom, Rod Te Krony, Lee Van Grouw, Daryl Wesselink. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 8 and 4 will be elected): Ryan Bolkema, Dan Bonestroo, Matt Bosma, Troy Bruxvoort, Mitch Byl, Rick De Groot, Ryan Fedders, Andrew Hoekstra, Kyle Pollema, Dan Poppema, Nic Van Engen, Randy Westra.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Eph. 4:17-5:21 (text 22-24) titled “Living as God’s Children”.
BANQUET: We are scheduled to serve the evening meal next Wed., May 30th at 5:15p. We need 35-40 volunteers to help serve the meal (only 17 have signed up so far!). The signup sheet is on the narthex table. Please sign up today! If we don’t get enough volunteers, the Banquet has to find people to fill in.
GOSPEL MISSION: We are also scheduled on the 30th for the evening chapel at 7:45p at the Gospel Mission. We are in need of special music and a piano player. Call Tim Kats at 712-578-9728 if you are willing to help.
THE SECOND OFFERING next Sunday is for Autumn’s Center. They serve northwest Iowa children and their families. Therapy is provided through evidence-based treatments for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, grief, loss, bullying, or a mental health condition. They also provide Family Therapy, Behavioral Health Intervention Services, Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Services, Juvenile Court Specialty Care Coordination, Pediatric Integrated Health Home services, Functional Family Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Respite Services.
PROFESSION OF FAITH: Haley Driesen, Aimee Vanden Bosch and Anna Zomermaand met with the Elders to profess their faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession is scheduled for next Sunday morning, May 27th.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE is scheduled for next Sunday evening, May 27, 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.
MEMORIAL DAY is coming! Let’s remember our Veterans by wearing a poppy. Call LuAnn De Wild (439-1385) or Melissa Pollema (439-1678). Freewill donation. Money received is used to honor our fallen servicemen at the cemetery on Memorial Day.
VBS HELPERS: There will be a meeting for all VBS helpers on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00p at First Reformed Church. If you signed up to help, please be there to get your station assignment and class list. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Bolkema, Ashley Hulstein, or Jessica Pollema.
PAINT SHIRT NEEDED FOR VBS: This year the kids attending VBS will need to bring a paint shirt along to use the entire week.
SUPPER SERVED: New this year is the addition of supper being served before VBS. Supper will be served Monday through Thursday, from 5:15-5:45p for the kids and volunteers. A freewill offering will be taken to help with expenses.
UPDATE FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED CORE COMMITTEE: We continue to make progress toward reaching our financial commitment for Christian Education for the 2018-2019 school year. At the beginning of the school year our church’s commitment through fair share and tuition was $368,500. Last month we reported a balance remaining to our schools of $126,000. Thanks to faithful giving the balance has been reduced to $92,000. For those who submitted pledges and have not yet fulfilled them, you’ll find your pledge balance report in your mailbox this morning. Please prayerfully consider your support of the Christian Education Fund; with everyone’s help we believe we can fulfill our church’s commitment to our local Christian Schools!
THANK YOU: Our sincere thanks to our loving church family for all your prayers, visits, cards, meal and well wishes following my recent surgery. Due to the severity of the shoulder injury recovery will be lengthy, so we covet your continued prayers. Special thanks to Pastor Loren for his visit and many calls and prayers, Deacon Haveman for his call and to Eric Kroese for keeping the snow off our driveway. All praise and glory goes to our loving Heavenly Father for we know that by his grace all will turn out well! –Walt and Lavonne den Hoed
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR APRIL:
General Fund: $18,736.99 Building Fund: $2,630.00 Missions: $1,645.00 Gideons: $ 927.01
CFE: 1,012.00 GEMS 1,551.00 Lifelight: 324.83
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Congratulations to Zachary & Jamie (Gesink) De Jager who were united in marriage on Saturday, May 12. May you be blessed with many healthy happy years together.
- Continue to remember Florence Kroese, Walt den Hoed and Shar Bonestroo’s mother, Betty den Hoed in your prayers as they continue their recovery.
- Lisa Wiersma had her first chemo treatment on Tuesday. Pray for relief from any side effects that come with chemo.
- Continue to remember Heath & Kayla Stoker. They appreciate your prayers, cards, meals and notes of encouragement. If you would like to bring a meal, please contact Kayla about diet restrictions.
- Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, Melvin Van Otterloo; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Anthony Smit, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Joanne Buyert continues her recovery at Pleasant Acres. She hopes to return back to her apartment when she is able. Pray for continued healing.
- Wilma Heynen is undergoing more testing in order to find the most effective treatment. Recent tests will take two or three weeks to process. Please pray for clear answers, effective treatment, and complete healing.
- Janet De Groot, mother of Doug De Groot, has moved to Royal Meadows in Sioux Center where she will continue her recovery.
- Marilyn Van Der Zwaag, mother of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues her recovery at Pleasant Acres.
- We continue to pray for strength and healing for Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and grand-daughter of Diana and Dave Kooima. Jemma will be preparing for another important surgery later this spring.
- We keep Cruise De Groot in prayer as he prepares for his deployment in June. We also pray for his healing. Cruise was recently diagnosed with mononucleosis.
- We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.
Western will host its 96th commencement for 62 students on Tues., May 22, at 7:00p. The graduation speaker will be Rev. Todd Zuidema from Hope CRC. Members from the classes of 1948 & 1958 that are in attendance will also be recognized. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
HCS 8th grade graduation: All are cordially invited to witness the graduation of the fourteen 8th graders of HCS on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:00p at the Hull 1st CRC with Pastor Kevin Yurk giving the address.
Bargain Alley Thrift Store will be accepting donations of clothing, furniture, toys, books, home décor, seasonal goods, hardware, linens, antiques/collectibles, jewelry, sporting goods, shoes and boots on Thurs., May 24, from 10a-4p and May 31 & June 1 from 10a-4p at the northeast corner of the building. Do not leave items at the door when no one is in attendance.
INSPIRATION HILLS LADIES AUXILARY Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off & Auction is Mon., May 28th. The auction items available for viewing at 3:00p, Live auction at 3:30p, light supper from 4:30-6:00 (freewill). Greetings from camp staff at 6:00p & musical entertainment by The Klassen Family at 6:30p.
PROMISE COMMUNITY Health Center will hold its 8th annual Wellness of Wheels Bicycle Ride on Sat., June 2. Register by May 24 for a discount. (See brochure on bulletin board for details).
HOPE HAVEN Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam is Fri., June 8, rain or shine. Registration fee is $60 and includes evening meal, entry gift, and eligibility for weigh-in prize categories. Registration due by June 7. Call Scott at 476-2820 or visit www.hopehaven.org.
KINGDOM BOUNDARIES Prison Aftercare Benefit Cook-Out at the Platte, SD CRC is Sat., June 9 from 5p-7:00p. Grilled meal with all the fixings (hamburgers, brats, beans and ice cream). The program will include a video explaining the ministry of Kingdom Boundaries Prison aftercare, resident testimonials and a ministry update. A freewill offering will be taken. RSVP to Gloria at 605-207-0096 or email email@example.com.
THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY will give a concert on Friday, June 29th, at Sioux Falls First Church (6300 W. 41st Street). Doors open at 6:00p and the concert begins at 7:00p. For tickets go to www.iTickets.com or call Corvex Productions at 605-359-7284. (See brochure on bulletin board.)
THE NEXT FAITH FELLOWSHIP is July 13-15. The theme is discipleship and we will be looking to focus on Philip’s actions in Acts 8:26-40. We would love to have you join us by attending all or part of the weekend. Please e-mail Jean Dyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. –Cornerstone Prison Church