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May 23, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – May 23, 2021

       Rev. LeRoy Christoffels…Guest Minister    Pentecost Sunday 

Preparation for Worship: Holy Spirit, fill your church with enthusiasm and energy to work for good in the world.

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship: Romans 8:22-25

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #425:1-3 “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”

*God’s Greeting   

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance: Romans 8:26-28

Hymn of Response: #422:1,2 “Eternal Spirit, God of Truth”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #421:1-4 “Spirit Divine, Inspire Our Prayer”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Joel 2:28-32 & Acts 2:1-16, 36-41

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Call on Pentecost”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #416:1,3,4,5 “For Your Gift of God the Spirit”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#69 “My Friends May You Grow in Grace”

*Postlude                 

Your offering for Resonate Global can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

       

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  George & Nancy Heynen, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM Andrew & Kenzie Hoekstra; Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Kyrin De Groot, Lane Driesen, Braeden Kats; PM Brody Pollema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kate Bonestroo, Amy De Jager, Savannah Feenstra, Madison Emerick, Emily Fedders    

USHERS FOR MAY: Jay De Wit, Kevin Driesen, Cory De Wit, Galen Kroese

VALET PARKING: (Please be at church at 9:10) May 23: Justin Pollema & Jacob Emerick; May 30 (AM Only) Dalton Westra & Ethan Ney

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for Resonate Global

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Rise Ministries

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Waylon & Melissa Pollema

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Jana Rens

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle                                                   

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Rod Te Krony to Justin Van Zee; Dave Te Slaa to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Justin Te Slaa to Michael Ribbens; Kyle Te Slaa to Kevin Schutte; Rog Tiedeman to Lauren Runia; Dave Vande Griend to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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 23, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: The Holy Spirit called the church into being and continues to call us together. Welcome to worship as we celebrate the Day of Pentecost.  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 Rev. LeRoy Christoffels from Worthington, MN as he leads our worship service. This evening Rev. Todd Zuidema will lead our worship service.

THIS MORNING we will be voting for Elder 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, Tim Kats, Galen Kroese, Harlan Mouw, Eric Rens, Dave Snieder, Rod Te Krony, Dave Vande Griend, Darren Vant Hul. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 8 and 4 will be elected): Carl Bonestroo, Rick De Groot, Chris Hulstein, Brad Kats, Jason Kats, Travis Kooima, Eric Kroese, Ryan Kroese, Kyle LeLoux, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Justin Van Schepen, Lonny Van Schepen.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will welcome Stephen and Emily Stiles and their four children, Audra Joy, Abigail Faith, Adeline Hope, and Stephen Dale to the family of God at First CRC. Their youngest two children, Adeline Hope and Stephen Dale, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

THE “BANQUET”: Our church is responsible for the evening meal at the Banquet on Wednesday, June 9. We are in need of 6-8 volunteers to help prepare the meal at 2:00p and 14 people to help serve at 5:00p. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table. We are also asking for a $10 donation from each family to help pay for the food.

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 25, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

MEMORIAL DAY is coming! Let’s remember our Veterans by wearing a poppy. They are available at local businesses or from LuAnn De Wild (541-7254) or Melissa Pollema (439-1678).

                                                        

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE is looking for additional people to be on the committee. Contact Roger De Kruyf (725-2497) if you are interested.

HULL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Hull VBS is in need of a few things yet from the Wall of Needs.  Please check it out in the back of church and bring your items to the basket. Our church is in charge of the supper on Thursday, June 10. We need 4 volunteers to help serve from 5:15-6:00 that night. Please let Rachel Bolkema, Ashley Hulstein or Jessica Pollema know if you can help out with that. If you volunteered to help with VBS this year as a crew leader, games or snack, please meet at church on Sunday, June 6, at 5:00p to have a short informational meeting. We thank everyone that has donated or helped out in any way for VBS to help make it a success and wonderful time for the kids.

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 on Sunday, May 30, at 6:00p at the Hull Community Building. 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 service of our country.

THANK YOU to our caring church family who have remembered me with prayers, phone calls, cards and concern during my busy time of celebrating my 89th birthday and my move from the Colony House to Room #117 at Aspen Heights. God is a loving Heavenly Father and the adjustments are going well. I would be happy to have you call or stop by. Psalm 117:1,2  -EllaMae Vande Burgt

THANK YOU for the prayers, cards, and phone calls and acts of kindness shown to us. Also, thanks to Pastor Kotman and Daryl Wesselink for their phone calls in the passing of a brother, Eldon Van Den Top.  -Wilmar & Betty Pollema and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Rick & Eleanor Kiers and Cody & Shelby Kiers and girls in the passing of Rick’s mother, Lila Kiers of Sheldon. She entered the hospital last Saturday and passed away on Wednesday morning. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Scans for Carol Reekers on May 6 revealed a small spot on her brain and a very small spot on each of her adrenal glands. She started immunotherapy last week Monday. The doctor is hoping this will be all the treatment she will need for these new spots. Continue to pray for healing.

Continue to keep Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers as she deals with broken bones in her arm. She has another appointment with the specialist on Monday, May 24, to determine if the bones are healing or if she will need surgery. Sandy appreciates all the encouragement and prayers she has received from the congregation. She covets your continued prayers.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Ella Mae Vande Burgt, 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; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We rejoice with David and Gina Van Lingen in the birth of their son, Cole Adams Van Lingen, born May 17. Mom and baby are doing well.

Our prayers go out to Marty Kiers and his family in the passing of Marty’s mom, Lila Kiers. Lila experienced some kidney and liver complications over the weekend and then was placed in Hospice. She passed away Wednesday morning. Please pray for Marty and his family for peace.

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. We pray for complete healing of his remaining fistula, and for the opportunity to fix his esophagus with another surgery scheduled for Thursday, May 27. (updates on caring bridge).

We pray for those who have recently or will soon graduate. May God bless them with clear direction for their lives and use them to be a blessing to all those they meet.

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS Rally Day Sale will be held on September 18. For many years we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork. If you would like to make a donation of meat to this year’s sale, or a donation to the processing costs, please call Lisa Poppema (712-441-0913) or the School Office (439-2273). Processing dates are July 13 &21 (beef) and Aug 4 (pork). Thank you!

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOPE HAVEN will be holding its Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam on Friday, June 4. Registration fee is $60 which includes a to-go meal, entry gift, and eligibility for weigh-in prize categories. All proceeds will benefit Hope Haven. Registration is due by June 3. For more information and to register, visit hopehaven.org or call Brenda at 712-476-3116. Come enjoy a day of food, friends, fellowship, and fishing!

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION is looking to put together a small volunteer bank to help staff with client’s needs. CFE is a Christ centered nonprofit to help those in need of financial education and more. This could involve cleaning, laundry, transportation, errands, and miscellaneous chores. Anyone that may be interested or have questions can call 722-3527, 441-2485 or stop at the CFE office at 313 N Main, Sioux Center.

CFE KEEPING IT “REEL” FAMILY FISHING OUTING is scheduled for June 18 from 4:00-7:00p at Big Sioux Recreation Area in Hawarden. Join us for an evening of fun on the water. Canoes will be available or bring your own small boat or just fish from shore! Bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait. Drawing for prizes and a raffle! Cookout at conclusion including marshmallows. Bounce house for little fishers. RSVP (712-722-3527).

REGISTER for a high school experience of a life time! Tri-State Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for June 25-27 at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. TEC is an interdenominational three- day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.com or email Tri-StateTEC@gmail.com. The cost for the weekend is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? A Christian Response to Immigration. Immigration issues are once again in the headlines. While immigration is certainly a political issue, it is also a biblical issue with important missional ramifications for the church in the U.S. Join author and Evangelical Immigration Table national coordinator Matthew Soerens on June 23, from 7:00-8:30p at the DeWitt Learning Commons Vogel Room at Northwestern College to learn more about faith and immigration. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-is-my-neighbor-a-christian-response-to-immigration-tickets-152363813267. The event is free. Questions? Contact Jason Leif at jlief@bbbimmigration.org.