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May 24, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – May 24, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman & Rev. Carl Klompien….Ministers        Pentecost Sunday    

 

Preparation for Worship: I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” Joel 2:28-29

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                              Pastor:   The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us;

           People: we dwell in him and he in us.

           Pastor:   Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name;

           People: make known his deeds among the peoples.

           Pastor:   Sing to him, sing praises to him,

           People: and speak of all his marvelous works.

           Pastor:   Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,

           People: who was and is and is to come!

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other

*Song of Praise: #241:1-3 “This Is the Day”

Baptism of Quinn Olivia Bosma

Baptism Hymn by nieces & nephews “Jesus Loves Me”       Accompanist: Jin Hee Klompien

 

WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD

God’s Will For Our lives

Assurance of Pardon

Prayer of Assurance: St. Augustine’s Prayer

Breathe in us, O Holy Spirit, that our thoughts may all be holy;

Act in us, O Holy Spirit, that our works, too, may be holy;

Draw our Heart, O Holy Spirit, that we love but what is holy;

Strengthen us, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy;

Guard us then, O Holy Spirit, that we always may be holy.

Hymn of Assurance: #427:1-2 “Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Missions

Offertory by Ellen Klompien

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #419:1,3,5 “Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 100; text vs. 3

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Grand Revelation”

Who God Is

 

Who We Are

 

What This Means

 

Prayer of Application

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #454:1-3 “Now Thank We All Our God”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #424:1,2 “Spirit of the Living God”

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand - organist…Rachel Schroeder

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Terry & DeeAnn Jansma, Deacon Brad & Lisa Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Tim & Ruth Kats, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Steph Bonestroo, LeAnn Bosma, Cassidy Vant Hul, Rachel Kats, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Community Service

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Tonya De Groot, Braeden Kats, Jessica De Jager, Christopher Baccam; PM Henry & Cheryl Kats  

USHERS FOR MAY: Harlan Mouw, Don Krommendyk, Brent De Jager, Tom Sheffield

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Missions

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. World Renew Disaster Response; 2. Hull Food Pantry

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Bennett & Karen B.    NEXT SUNDAY: Dennis & Linda B.

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene                             NEXT SUNDAY: Noah                    

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Clark Van Schepen Sos & Kara Maletoungou; Eldon Van Schepen to Kevin Schutte; Lonny Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Arlene Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jo Van Surksum to Lauren Runia; Darren Van’t Hul to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM    Community Memorial Service at the Community Building

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 24, 2015

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Today we celebrate Pentecost – when the Holy Spirit blew and blazed, spoke in many languages and created the church. Welcome – not to church but as the church! 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 witness the sacrament of baptism for Quinn Olivia Bosma, daughter of Matt and Bethany Bosma. Rev. Klompien will officiate at the baptism and bring the message.

 

THIS EVENING the Community Memorial service will be held at the community building at 6:00p. Pastor Loren will bring the message.

 

REMINDER: Please turn in the “Outreach Opportunities Questionnaire” by today. Your input is valued and we appreciate your response. If you no longer have your form, there will be extras on the back table. Thank you!

 

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will hear the professions of faith of Zach De Jager, Mariah Jansma, Kerrigan Kats, Carter Pollema, Kelli Te Slaa and Jacob Westra.

 

LAST SUNDAY the following were elected to the office of Elder: Lynn Anderson, Gerald Jansen and Tim Kats. Those elected to the office of Deacon were: John Emerick, Brody Pollema, Eric Rens, and Brian Rozeboom.

 

NEWLY ELECTED members to the Christian Education Term Committee are Nicole Rozeboom and Mark Fedders.

 

ALL LADIES are invited to help at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 26. Meet at 12:45p in the upper church parking lot to car pool. If you have any questions, call Carol Vis (439-1366) or Joyce Vande Griend (439-2060).

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our church is scheduled to serve the evening meal at the Banquet in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, May 26. We need 40 people and as of Thursday we have 27!! A signup sheet is on the narthex table. If you would like to car pool, please meet at church at 4:15p. If you haven’t already done so, please put your donation toward the meal in Karen’s mailbox or bring to her office as soon as possible! (Make checks payable to First CRC).  –The Evangelism Committee

 

TEENS!!! Save the date!!! Friday, July 10, 8:30p – Hull Summerfest 2nd Annual “HULLGER GAMES”! A night for you to gather teams together for a competition like non other!! And we are THRILLED to have the group – “321 Improv” as our entertainment!!! The three members of 321 Improv have come together to join in a ministry that attempts to glorify God in everything they do. 321 Improv Comedy will bring tears to your eyes, a pain to your side and they’ll make your face ache with laughter! An evening with 321 Improv is unlike any you’ve been a part of before. It is a unique interactive comedy experience. Each show, the 3 guys in 321 Improve instantly turn audience suggestions into hilarious scenes. No two shows are the same! “Our goal is to use comedy to spread a message of true joy that can only come from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” Contact the Hull Chamber Office or visit www.hullchamber.org for more information.

 

THANK YOU to our church family for visits of Pastor and Mrs. Kotman, and other visitors, prayers, phone calls, cards, food, and other concerns regarding John’s latest stay at Avera Hospital. We are so blessed to belong to a caring church family. –John & Betty Bolkema

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

  • Continue to pray for Sherry Brummel as she recovers from surgery.

  • Continue to keep John Bolkema, Jeanette Boogerd, and Jim Oostenink in your prayers. Pray for healing and return to full strength.

  • Give thanks that surgery went well for Sandy Starkenburg. Pray for a good recovery.

  • Doctors have decided to extend the number of hyperbaric therapy treatments for Russ Vander Schaaf from 20 treatments to 40 treatments. Pray that the treatments will prevent bleeding.

  • Give thanks that DeAnn Timmermans is making good progress in her recovery from surgery. Give thanks for relief from pain.

  • Joyce Kroese had chemo treatments this past week. Pray for strength and healing.

  • Addison Pfingsten is scheduled to see a neurosurgeon in Omaha on Friday for consultation about possible next steps. Pray for wisdom for the doctor and better health for Addison.

  • George Heynen is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday in Sioux Falls for the muscles in his hip. Pray that the surgery and the physical therapy in the days after the surgery would also go well.

  • Keep Gary Roetman in your prayers as he continues his chemotherapy. Pray for continued strength.

  • Continue to keep Sam Scholten in your prayers as he serves in the military.

    Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; Elmer Raman in Rock Rapids, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

    HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

  • Art Van Otterloo is home and doing well after submitting to open heart surgery. We continue to pray for him over the next few weeks as he continues his recovery.

  • Faye De Kam had knee surgery this past week to repair a torn meniscus. She is home and doing well. Please keep her and family in your prayers during her recovery and physical therapy over the next few weeks.

  • Joan Horstman has returned home after hip replacement surgery. We give thanks that the surgery went very well. Please pray for her as she recovers.

  • We continue to remember our members who are unable to worship with us regularly: Gene Driesen and Hermina Hulstein at the Homestead, Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Ann Dykstra at Pleasant Acres and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

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    SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

          The summer office hours at Western will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00a-1:00p.

          HCS is accepting applications for three paraprofessional positions needed for the 2015-2016 school year. The paraprofessionals will be working with students in the lower elementary classrooms. 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.

          Save the Date! Mark your calendars for Hull Christian School’s annual Rally Day Sale and Supper. The date is Saturday, September 26. This is a week later than usual due to the later start in our school year. Hope to see you there!

         

    REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

    MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Thursday, May 28, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be sharing. Please come with questions and ideas about this topic as well as ideas for future programs. We want to encourage family and friends of people with dementia to attend. If you have any questions or need additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact (712) 324-6467 or (712) 324-6470.

     

    THE NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, June 2. We will see a new documentary film that tells the stories of 3 people with psychotic mental illness. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

     

    RUN, WALK & ROLL – You are invited to walk, run or roll in your wheelchair for a great cause at the 10th annual event at Village Northwest Unlimited. There will be a 5K, 10K run, and a 1 mile walk/roll event on Sat., June 6, beginning at 8:00a. Register by calling Judy at (712) 324-5416 or online at www.allsportcentral.com. Help us meet our goal of 400 participants in honor of VNU’s 40th anniversary. Join the fun!

     

    MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND the Sioux County American Cancer Relay for Life on June 12 in Rock Valley. Luminary bags are available at American State Bank, Iowa State Bank and Hull Pharmacy. Pick one up, decorate it, fill out form, enclose donation and return by June 10. It’s a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one who has been touched by cancer. Questions, contact Loreen Marra at loreenkmarra@hotmail.com.

     

    ALL AREA CRC MEMBERS are invited to join the delegates to Synod 2015 in worship at the synodical Service of Prayer and Praise on Sunday, June 14, at 4:00p at 1st CRC in Sioux Center. Rev. Mark Verbruggen will deliver the message.

     

    SAVE THE DATE: Bible League International Volunteers Minn-Ia-Kota Retreat on Tues., Sept. 15, at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Invite a friend and plan to come to a unique retreat designed to glorify God through great music and speakers, and to renew and uplift all who attend.

     

    CROSSROAD CONNECTION: Bringing Christ to County Jails. Forgotten Man Ministries seeks to disciple an often forgotten population: those in Michigan’s county jails. Executive director Bill Cariano and director of mission advancement Nate DeWard reveal how the ministry generates dramatic changes in its participants, garnering support from the jails’ sheriffs. Got o www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!