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May 21, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 21, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29

WE ARE CALLED TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #562:1-3 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

WE ARE CALLED TO CONFESS

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Romans 5:8-9

Hymn of Assurance: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Guatemala Trip

Offertory

WE HEAR THE LORD’S CALL TO FOLLOW HIM

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

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 21:15-25

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Jesus Reinstates Peter”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #459:1-4 “Jesus Calls Us; O’er the Tumult” (Blue Psalter)

WE HEED THE LORD’S CALL TO GO OUT TO SERVE HIM

Presentation of Graduates

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #562:4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

Please be seated for voting of Elders and Deacons

*Postlude

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Dave & Kay Kroese, Cliff & Marlys Koele

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders, Travis & Megan Kooima

NURSERY TODAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Riley Grevengoed, Mackelle Grevengoed, Skyler Bonestroo; PM Mike Grevengoed Family 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: A.M. Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Lane Driesen, Anna Zomermaand, Marcus Te Krony

USHERS FOR MAY: Scott Grevengoed, Tom Sheffield, Travis Veldman, Eric Zomermaand

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. Vacation Bible School

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Brent & Amy De Jager 

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Fran De Kruyf

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie/Run: Tonya

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Henry Kats to Kevin Schutte; Tim Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jim Keizer to Lauren Runia; Cliff Koele to Justin Van Zee; Travis Kooima 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 21, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL God has “called us out of darkness into his marvelous light”! As God’s “royal priesthood…God’s own people,” we joyfully claim the identity God has bestowed on us. 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 will be honoring our graduates. Grade school graduates are Logan Baccam, Mitchell Fedders, Cory Ney, Treyton Sandbulte and Dalton Westra. Those graduating from high school are Christopher Baccam, Skyler Bonestroo, Erika Feenstra and Justin Grevengoed. Our college graduates are Kaitlyn De Wild, Brianna Jansma, Shae Pollema, David Te Krony and Kelli Te Slaa.

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 8 and 4 will be elected): Arch Brummel, Dan De Wit, Kevin Driesen, Ed Haveman, Larry Hoekstra, Jim Keizer, Merlyn Kroese, Don Krommendyk, Harlan Mouw, Jim Oostenink, Ted Salazar, Daryl Wesselink. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Ryan Bolkema, Dan Bonestroo, Cory De Wit, Noah De Yager, Kyle LeLoux, Dan Poppema, Justin Te Slaa, Kyle Te Slaa, Dave Van’t Hul.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Rev. 20:11-24 & B.C., Art. 37 titled “The Last Judgment”.

LADIES who would like to help at JFA on Tues., May 23, meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

PARENTS: If you would like a DVD of your son/daughter’s profession of faith, please call the church office (439-1626) so that one can be made for you.

ADVANCE NOTICE: In order to allow for more members to participate in our annual Ascension Day service, Elders have decided to commemorate Ascension Day on Sunday, May 28, in the morning service.

MEMORIAL DAY is coming! Let’s remember our Veterans by wearing a poppy. They are available at local businesses or from LeAnn De Wild (439-1385) or Melissa Pollema (439-1678).

PUBLIC PROFESSION OF FAITH for Dana Driesen is scheduled for next Sunday morning, May 28.

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: Area churches and the Wegman Koele Post #380 of the American Legion invite you to join for worship on Sunday, May 28, at 6:00p at the Community Center. Pastors from our community will be leading the service and Rev. Aaron Deutsch of St. Paul Lutheran church will be delivering the message. 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.

VBS: There will be a meeting for all VBS helpers on Thursday, June 1, at 7:00p at First Reformed Church.

PLEASE TURN IN your donations for VBS to the box in back of church by Friday, June 2. Thank you!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our church is scheduled to serve the evening meal at the Banquet in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 7th. We need 6-8 people (5 are signed up) to help prepare the food at their facility at 2:00p and 35-40 people to serve the meal (7 signed up). A sign-up sheet is located on the narthex table. We need to know soon how many people are able to help out because if we don’t get enough people the Banquet will need to find additional volunteers for us. Sign up soon!! If you have not donated towards the cost of the food you may still do so. Put your donation in Karen’s mailbox.

GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wed., May 31st. We have a speaker and piano player, but are looking for special music. Call Tim Kats (578-9728) if you are willing to help out.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Give thanks with Goldie Veldman for God’s healing mercies and continued improvement. Goldie is thankful for all of your prayers.

Ÿ Maria Kotman has not been feeling well for the last several weeks. The Lyme disease specialist in San Francisco on Monday said the medication that she has been taking for the last four months is not helping. Pray the new medication will be helpful and that Maria will be encouraged. Pray also for our daughter-in-law Katy, who also has Lyme disease and has not been feeling well recently.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild was released from the VA hospital on Friday, May 12, and is feeling better. Continue to remember Eldon and LuAnn in your prayers.

*   Give thanks for good progress for Randy Veldman. He is back to work part-time. He is grateful for your continued prayers.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Lyla Boer continues physical therapy at Avera-McKennan in Sioux Falls. We pray for continued strength and recovery. We keep Don and the rest of the family in our prayers as well.

Ÿ We continue to pray for Trent Hulstein, infant son of Josh and Kaylee Hulstein, who continues to receive care at the NICU at Sanford Hospital. We give thanks for steady progress and we pray for continued strength and growth. Please pray for Josh and Kaylee and family as they manage a family during this busy time.

Ÿ Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, has been receiving chemotherapy with the hope that he will be able to receive a bone marrow transplant. He is very tired and weak after the treatments. We pray for strength, peace, and faith during this difficult time for Dave and his family.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Western will host its 95th commencement for 64 students on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00p in the gymnasium. The graduation speaker will be Rev. Loren Kotman from First CRC. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

HCS Graduation: All are cordially invited to witness the graduation of 14 eighth graders from HCS on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00p at Hull First CRC with Pastor Todd Zuidema giving the address.

HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional for the 2017-2018 school year. The position will require working with a variety of students and assisting teachers in the classroom. Staff applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or email rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, The program will be ABC’s of care giving. We want to encourage family and friends of people with dementia to attend. If you have questions or need additional information, call (712) 324-6467.

INSPIRATION HILLS Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off & Auction will be held on Monday, May 29, beginning at 3:00p with the Live Auction beginning at 3:30p. A light supper will be available from 4:30-6:00 (freewill donation). Our evening program begins at 6:00p with greetings from camp staff/summer counselors and entertainment by “Four for Him” a men’s quartet from Sanborn. Churches & individuals are encouraged to donate items for the auction. Contact Inspiration Hills at (866)858-3265 with your items.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES is hosting their annual golf benefit Thursday, June 1, and we are inviting anyone who likes to golf or businesses open to sponsor. We will serve lunch beginning at 11:00a at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City and our shot gun start begins at 12:15p. We are usually finished by 5:30p. Please consider joining us. Call the Bethany office for more details and to register at 737-4831. Your participation will help Bethany serve more than 75,000 children and families this year.

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER will hold its 7th annual Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride (WOW7) on Sat., June 3. Four routes will be offered: 6, 30, & 60 mile paved rides and a 30 mile gravel ride. Register by May 22 for a discount. Register online at wow7.eventbrite.com or pick up a registration form from Promise, 338 1st Ave. NW. For more information, visit www.promisechc.org or contact Derrick Vander Waal at 712-722-1700 or derrick@promisechc.org. Proceeds from the event will support Promise’s mission of reaching out to underserved people in the area with medical, dental, vision/eye and behavioral healthcare.

VILLAGE NW UNLIMITED will host the 12th annual Run, Walk & Roll with a 5k & 10k run and a 1 mile walk/wheelchair roll on Sat., June 3. Join us for a morning of exercise, fun, and to support adults with disabilities. Register at www.allsportcentral.com or call Samantha at 712-324-5416.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding its Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam on Friday, June 9, rain or shine. Registration fee is $60 which includes evening meal, entry gift, and eligibility for weigh-in prize categories. All proceeds will benefit Hope Haven Support Foundation. Registration is due by June 8. For more information and to register, visit www.hopehaven.org or call Scott at (712) 476-2820.

JOIN US FOR OUR Relay For Life of Sioux County Celebration event on Wed., June 14, at Hesla Field in Hull. We are planning an amazing night – Community Meal at 5:30, Opening Ceremonies and Survivor Walk at 7:00p - TONS of games, music, silent auction, cake walk, and FUN, followed by our Luminaria Ceremony at dusk. “LIKE” us on Facebook – Sioux County Relay for Life, follow the page and come to the track on Wed., June 14!! If you would like more information on how to become involved, contact Shelly at hullchamber@cityofhull.org or 439-1513.