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May 22, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15



*Call to Worship 

*Opening Song: #548:1-3 “When We Walk with the Lord”         

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


Children’s Ten Commandments

Call to Confession

*Song of Assurance: “By Faith”

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: Parking Lot



Children’s Message

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

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: II Corinthians 2:12-3:6

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Living Letters”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: SW#49:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”


Presentation of Graduates

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #454 “The Family Prayer Song”   Sing Twice (Celebration Hymnal)

Please be seated for voting of Elders & Deacons


*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats



   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM Randy & Maureen Veldman, Deacon Brad & Lisa Kats  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Logan Baccam, Marcus Te Krony, Erika Feenstra; PM Art Dirksen Family  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Maureen Veldman, Mitchell Fedders, Justin Grevengoed, Jessica De Jager; PM Community Service   

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 the Parking Lot

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Vacation Bible School

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dan & Lisa P.                          NEXT WEEK: Eric & Jana Rens

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: AM Julie; Set: PM Jason; Run: Tonya                                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Ted Salazar to Justin Van Zee; Liz Schmith to Kevin Schutte; Glen Scholten to Steve & Tara Dekkers; John Scholten to Lauren Runia; Evan Schroeder to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

    6:00 PM        Evening Worship Service



May 22, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of our creating, redeeming and empowering God, welcome to worship. 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 Jaiden Bonestroo, Haley Driesen, Dawson Feenstra, Mackelle Grevengoed, Aimee Vanden Bosch, Amanda Wiersma and Mitchell Winterfeld. Those graduating from high school are Lee Rozeboom and DaNae Van’t Hul. Our college graduates are Jonathon Grevengoed, Justin Pollema, Kyle Pollema, Evan Schroeder, Annalesha Vande Griend, Grant Vanden Bosch, Callie Van’t Hul and Drake 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): 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.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from I Thessalonians 2:13 & I Peter 1:13-2:3 titled “The Authority of Scripture”.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING there will be a Community Memorial Service at the Community Bdg. at 6:00p.

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.

BALLOTS for the Chr. Ed. Term Committee should be returned by May 29th to Missy Kats’ mailbox.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 24. Meet in the upper parking lot at church to car pool. If you have questions, call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend.

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

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

MISSION TRIP: Sherry & Cassidy Vant Hul will be going along on a mission trip to Guatemala with Hope CRC June 5-12. They will be building houses and working at a clinic and orphanage. For more information see the sheet in your church mailbox.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our church is scheduled to serve the evening meal at the Banquet in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 8. We need 8 people to help prepare the food at their facility at 2:00p and 40 people to serve the meal (be at the Banquet at 5:15p). A sign-up sheet is located on the narthex table.

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 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.

TIP NIGHT: Modern Woodmen is helping the Pleasant Acres Staff sponsor a tip night at the Pizza Ranch in Hull to help us purchase an ATV to pull the residents trolley. The benefit will be held Tuesday, May 24, from 5:00-7:30p. We hope you will help support our staff project for the residents of Pleasant Acres.

THANK YOU: We want to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, visits and food over the past year. Thank you to Pastor Loren & Norma, Rev. Klompien and Elder Glen Scholten for their visits. My last MRI showed no sign of cancer, so my chemo treatments are finished for now. Praise God for that. My lung problem cannot be cured so please continue to pray for me. God is good and I know He will be with me each step of the way. As in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” What a blessed promise. It is great to belong to such a caring church. Thanks again for everything. –Joyce & John Kroese



Don Westra was admitted to the Rock Valley Hospital on Thursday morning with pneumonia. Pray for healing.

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

Give thanks that the procedure went well for Jim Rens. So far things are progressing well. Continue to pray for complete healing. Jim and Donna are thankful for all your prayers and words of encouragement.

Cliff Koele recently went to Mayo Clinic for a consultation. Doctors have laid out a plan which will include additional hip surgery down the road. Continue to remember Cliff in your prayers.  

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.


Cheryl Roorda, grandmother of Kaylee Hulstein, was hospitalized in Sioux Center this week after being

      diagnosed with having blood clots in her lungs. We pray for effective treatment and healing so that she and

      her husband, Paul, will be able to return home to Washington soon.

Rev. Al Kuiper, former pastor of Hope CRC, was hospitalized this week due to an obstruction in his colon.

      We pray for effective treatment and healing for him.

Jerry Boer continues to make good progress after having eye surgery to repair a detached retina.

We give thanks that Jan Bakker received a favorable report from the doctor and that her treatments have

      been effective in dealing with the lymphoma. She will follow up again with the doctor later this summer.

We praise God that Cambri Hulstein, daughter of Tasha and Corey Hulstein, was able to come home last


Dennis Van Maanen had a kidney stone procedure this past week which went well, but early Saturday

      morning was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital due to some severe pain. He was able to return home

      this week and is doing better. We pray for continued healing.

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.


      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 with any questions.

            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.  


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!

BARNABAS FOUNDATION will have a Christian attorney, Jim Prichard, in the area to visit about Estate Planning on June 8-9. Call Deb Harder at 1-888-448-3040 to set up a conversation with Jim.

RISEFEST needs volunteers on June 17&18. Give us 4 hours of your time and get a free ticket and volunteer t-shirt. Visit for descriptions and sign up.

LOVE INC of Sioux County is looking for a ministry oriented person to help in the Clearinghouse and provide administrative support to the Executive Director. This position is for mornings: Tuesday, Friday and a flex day (12 hr/wk) requiring a heart for people, established computer skills and a desire to be part of a team working to show Love In the Name of Christ. Resumes may be submitted through June 17th to: Love INC, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding its Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam on Friday, June 3, 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. Registration is due by June 2. For more information and to register, visit or call Scott at (712) 476-2820. Come enjoy a day of food, friends, fellowship, and fishing!

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 or call Samantha at 712-324-5416 for more information.