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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 28, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever.” Rev. 5:13b ESV

GATHERING TO WORSHIP THE ASCENDED LORD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

Pastor: Jesus ascended in triumph, raising our humanity to the heavenly throne. All authority, glory, and sovereign power are given to him. There he hears our prayers and pleads our cause before the Father. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

All: Come, let us worship and bow down. (OWBG #29)

*Opening Hymn: #471:1-4 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Profession of Faith: Dana Driesen (PH p. 964)

Hymn: #486:1-3 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

KNEELING BEFORE THE ASCENDED LORD

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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

Our Commitment of Holy Living

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. JFA; 2. Vacation Bible School

Offertory

LISTENING TO OUR ASCENDED LORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #280:1-3 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 1:15-23

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Ascension: What Difference Does It Make?”

Prayer of Application

GOING OUT TO SERVE OUR ASCENDED LORD

*Song of Response: #410:1-3 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #412:1,5 “Jesus Shall Reign”

*Postlude

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

clavinova…Dana Fedders

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: A.M Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders, Travis & Megan Kooima

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman; Eric & Bobbie Kroese

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Lane Driesen, Anna Zomermaand, Marcus Te Krony; PM Community Memorial Service 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: A.M. Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Sawyer Rozeboom, Mitchell Winterfeld, Dana Driesen; P.M. Mark Fedders Family

USHERS FOR JUNE: Travis Veldman, Eric Zomermaand, Zach Mouw, Doug Pollema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. JFA; 2. VBS

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Missions; 2. Laos Grain Bins

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Roger & Fran 

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dwayne & Dori

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Nelvina Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Dave Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Kroese to Lauren Runia; Galen Kroese to Justin Van Zee; John Kroese 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 Community Memorial Day Service at the Community Building

WEDNESDAY

6:30 PM Sioux Falls Gospel Mission. Meet in the parking lot to car pool.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 28, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome, sisters and brothers, to Christian fellowship and to worship this day! Let us bless the Lord with our praise! 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 celebrate Ascension Day, the day when Christ returned triumphantly to His Father in heaven. We also rejoice that Dana Driesen will publicly profess her faith in Jesus Christ.

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE this evening 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 served our nation and those who gave their lives in the service of our country.

LAST SUNDAY the following were elected to the office of Elder: Dan De Wit, Ed Haveman, Larry Hoekstra and Don Krommendyk. Those elected to the office of Deacon were: Noah De Yager, Justin Te Slaa and Dave Van’t Hul.

GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wed., May 31st. If anyone is interested in providing special music, call Tim Kats (578-9728).

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 to help run or set up the power point starting in July. Call Julie Leusink (441-0757). She is willing to train anyone who is interested!!

PASTOR LOREN will be gone from Saturday, June 3, through Saturday, June 10. In case of a special need, contact your Care Group Elder.

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. David Smit will lead our morning worship service and Pastor Klompien will lead our evening service.

BALLOTS for the Christian Education term Committee are in your church mailbox. Please return them by June 11th to the mailbox of Darla Van’t Hul or Noah De Yager.

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are serving the evening meal at the Banquet in Sioux Falls on Wed., June 7th. We need 35 people to serve the meal (28 are now signed up). If you’re able to help out, please sign up today on the sheet on the narthex table. Donations towards the cost of the food may still be put in Karen’s mailbox.

LIVINGSTONE PRISON CHURCH OPPORTUNITY: Hull 1st will have the opportunity to worship with the men at the Livingstone Prison Church in the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, SD on Tuesday, June 27. We will leave Hull at 2:30p and stop for supper before going in to worship. If you would like to attend the service, you will be required to complete DOC documents. Please contact Vell Keizer (439-2239 or 470-1408). Forms must be returned no later than Sunday, June 11.

NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Sunday, June 25th at 2:15p. If you’re willing to help out with a message, playing piano, or doing special music, please call Tim Kats (578-9728)

THANK YOU to everyone who remembered me on my 85th birthday. –Ella Mae Vande Burgt

THANK YOU to everyone for the cards, prayers and words of comfort following the sudden passing of our loved one, Cheryl Grevengoed. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and Elder Darren Van’t Hul for their visits and to our Care Groups for the flowers. –John & Wilma, Mike & Connie & family, Travis & Sarah & family

THANK YOU for all the cards and prayers on Nancy’s behalf. Thank you to Kathy De Wit for the meal brought in. Thank you to Henry Kats & Dan Fedders for the phone call and to Pastor Kotman and Norma for the visit, phone calls and prayers. Nancy was permitted to return to work on a limited basis. She will still need to continue physical therapy for quite a while until her range of motion and strength return. Most of all we want to thank God for his healing mercies. –Nancy & George Heynen

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Lynn & Linda Anderson & family in the passing of Lynn’s brother-in-law, Preston Raynie of Sioux City on Saturday afternoon, May 20th.

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

Ÿ Please pray for the team going to Guatemala: Arch & Val Brummel, Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman, Gerald Jansen, Alison Kroese, Dave Kroese, Scott Kroese and Lee Van Grouw. They will be leaving on Saturday, June 3 and returning on Saturday, June 10. The team will be building houses, distributing food and clothing, and distributing/filling wheelchairs. Please pray for safe travels, good health and strength, and that they share the love of Christ to all they meet.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild is scheduled for a heart test on Tuesday, June 6. Pray for good results and that a lung transplant will still be a possibility.

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 We praise God that Lyla Boer could return home this past Thursday. We pray for her as she continues her recovery at home. We keep Don and the rest of the family in our prayers as well.

Ÿ Please keep Jennifer and Kaysha Steiger in your prayers as they each submit to hip surgery to repair labral tears. They are repairing tears on the opposite side from where they previously had surgery. We pray for successful surgeries and for a quick recovery.

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

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

INSPIRATION HILLS Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off & Auction is Mon., May 29, 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 entertainment by “Four for Him” a men’s quartet from Sanborn.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES is hosting their annual golf benefit Thurs., June 1. We will serve lunch beginning at 11:00a at Landsmeer Golf Club and our shot gun start begins at 12:15p. We are usually finished by 5:30p. Call the Bethany office for more details and to register at 737-4831.

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 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.

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. Register at www.allsportcentral.com or call Samantha at 712-324-5416.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tues., June 6, from 7:00-9:00p. A video titled “Imagine There was No Stigma to Mental Illness” will be shown.

SIOUX CENTR HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., June 7, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

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. Registration is due by June 8. 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. 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. For more information on how to become involved, contact Shelly at hullchamber@cityofhull.org or 439-1513.