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May 22, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 22, 2022

       Rev. Tim Ouwinga.…. Guest Minister  

Preparation for Worship: God, thank you for this day and the opportunities it offers to share your love with others. Amen

GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #408:1-4 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”  

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

Call to Confession and Assurance of God’s Pardon: Isaiah 55:6-7, Micah 7:18-19

Responsive Reading of the Law as a Rule of Gratitude (PH pg. 1017)

Hymn of Response: SW#7 “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: SW#36:1,2 “Open Our Eyes, Lord”

Belgic Confession Art. 26 (PH pg. 842)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 7:23-8:2; I John 2:1

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Jesus: Our Intercessor and Advocate”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #406:1-3 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: SW#19:1-4 “We Will Glorify”

*Postlude     

 

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organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Daryl & Judi Wesselink, Elder Randy & Sandy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM Only: Lonni & Tami Westphal, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Haley Struik, Kegan Winterfeld, Aubri Fedders; PM Community Service

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

VALET PARKING FOR MAY: May 22: Lynn Anderson, Ryan Bolkema; May 29: Scott Kroese, Alex Westra

SECURITY COMMITTEE: 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 the Christian Ed Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: S.A.L.U.T.E (See insert for information)

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Cliff & Marlys Koele               NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Kay Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Tonya                                         NEXT SUNDAY: Konner

                                                                                                                                            

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle Te Slaa                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Rog De Kruyf to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Walt den Hoed to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Cory De Wit to Lauren & Connie Runia; Jay De Wit to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Dan De Wit to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Kevin Driesen 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 22, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We are delighted to welcome each person to engage in the worship of God. As God’s children let us joyfully praise our heavenly Father. 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 welcome Pastor Tim Ouwinga as he leads our morning worship service. Pastor LeRoy Christoffels will lead our evening service. Pastor Loren has a classical appointment at the Hawarden CRC.

THIS MORNING we will be voting for Elders and Deacons. 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. Drawing of lots will take place at the evening service. 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 Middendrop.

OFFERING: Next Sunday the offering will be for S.A.L.U.T.E. (Sending Appreciation and Love with Unending Thoughts of Esteem) Salute sends care packages to troops overseas to show the military personnel that they’re appreciated, loved, supported and to thank them for fighting for our freedom. Each care package includes: a New Testament, religious material, personal hygiene items, comfort foods and snacks, a letter of who we are, where we’re from and a hand written note of support. All of the care packages are packed and shipped from Doon, IA. Since the first boxes that were sent off on March 5, 2003 through July 2021, 5,750 boxes have been sent overseas to a total of 1,633 different individuals.

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

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 24, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45 to car pool.

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.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR APRIL:

General Fund:       $29,464.00                  Building Fund:      $5,362.00           Mission Fund:    $ 755.00

VBS:                     $  1,300.00                  GEMS:                  $1,000.00           Benevolence:      $ 185.00

Resonate Global:   $  1,500.00 (Mark Klompien)

From the Deacons: We are considering not giving receipts for amounts over $250.00 unless requested.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

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!

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, was scheduled to have heart surgery on Friday, May 20. Pray for healing. You may 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 began his first of six treatments on Tuesday, May 17. His treatments will be one per week for six weeks. Pray that the treatments will be effective.

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

Rick Van Hill had three radiation treatments this past week. He will have a radiation treatment on Tuesday and Thursday of this coming week. Pray for minimal side effects. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing

George Heynen is scheduled for heart tests in Omaha this week to determine when valve replacement surgery will take place. Pray for better health.

Vell Keizer had three radiation treatments this past week and will have two more this week. The treatments are a follow-up to her surgery. Give thanks that the treatments have gone well.

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. We pray for a smooth transition to a care facility so she has continued support and care. Please be in prayer for her and Virg.

We keep Brennan Kooi in prayer as he had open heart surgery on May 19 to repair a valve. Pray for the surgery to be successful and for Brennan to heal quickly.

We keep Japen Bakker in prayer as he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus and patience as he recovers.

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. It was determined that another round of chemotherapy will be necessary before surgery. He had surgery to insert a pain pump to better regulate his pain. Prayers for patience and trust in God’s timing.

Please keep Bill Heynen in your prayers. He 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. We praise Him for successful surgery and pray now for Leo’s recovery and return home.

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

ALL ARE WELCOME to join us on Memorial Day, May 30, for a Pancake Breakfast at the American Reformed Church in Hull, serving from 7-10a. Freewill donations will be taken with proceeds going toward Rocky Mountain High and Power Connection.

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.

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. 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.

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.

FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH in Sgt. Bluff is merging with Elevate Church in Sioux City with the hope of relaunching as a church plant of Elevate in either Sept. or at Christmas. To that end they will be closing their doors for a few months. Their last service as Friendship will take place at 10:25a on Sunday, May 29. Those who have supported the ministry of Friendship over the last 20 years are warmly invited to attend. All churches of classis are asked to pray for the Friendship congregation as they walk through this transition and to pray that through this merger a thriving congregation will be grown in Sgt. Bluff.