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May 29, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:3-4



*Responsive Call to Worship: (Psalm 46:1-3, 8-10)

              Pastor:      God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

              People:     Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the         

                                heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their


              Pastor:      Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.

              People:     He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the

                                spear; he burns the shields with fire.

              Pastor:      He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be

                                exalted in the earth.”

              People:     The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

*Silence to center our hearts on God

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #505:1-5 “For All the Saints”     

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


Song of Prayer: #420:1 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

The Law

Response to the Law: Psalm 19:7-9 (in unison)

                The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making

                wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the

                Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees

                of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.

Song of Prayer: #420:2 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

Prayer of Confession

Song of Prayer: #402:3 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #315:1,2,3,6 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Vacation Bible School



Children’s Message

*Song of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination   

God’s Word Read: Joshua 4 (pg. 224)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “What Do These Stones Mean?”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: #588:1-3 “Tell Your Children”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #505:6,7 “For All the Saints”   


*indicates congregation stand - organists: Evan & Rachel Schroeder


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Travis & Brittany Veldman, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Maureen Veldman, Mitchell Fedders, Justin Grevengoed, Jessica De Jager   

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Judi Wesselink, Dalton Westra, Anna Zomermaand, Haley Driesen; PM Kevin Driesen Family   

USHERS FOR JUNE: Rod Te Krony, Marcus Kroese, Jake Ney, Dan Kroeze

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Vacation Bible School

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. The Bridge

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Donna R.                       NEXT WEEK:  Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene                                            NEXT WEEK: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                                                

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                              NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Matthew Schultze to Justin Van Zee; Tom Sheffield to Kevin Schutte; Dave Snieder to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Pete Soodsma to Lauren Runia; Bob Soodsma to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

    6:00 PM        Community Memorial Worship Service at the Community Building


May 29, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL A warm welcome to members and guests who gather today for worship and Christian fellowship. May we be blessed as we bless God and one another. 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 EVENING there will be a Community Memorial Service at the Community Building at 6:00p. The offering will be for the perpetual care of the flags and the Veterans Memorial in Hull.

BALLOTS for the Chr. Ed. Term Committee should be returned today to Missy Kats’ mailbox.

LAST SUNDAY the following were elected to the office of Elder: Dave Kroese, Harry Meendering, and Larry Wielenga. Those elected to the office of Deacon were: Darren Bonestroo, Eric Haveman and Terry Jansma.

GUATEMALA SERVE GROUP UPDATE; Thank you for all the “supplies” donated so far. We will be doing our final packing as a group on Sat., June 4 – so we will gladly accept more items until then. We just received a list of the 5 families we will be building houses for and are now putting together a “housewarming suitcase” for each family. Now we have some specific people we can shop for including 7 young girls, ages 14-23, and 2 boys ages 14 & 17. Clothing, jewelry, toiletries and other small items for their new house are recommended. These items do not need to be new. Thanks again for all your prayers and support. We will be attending a Commissioning Service at Hope CRC’s morning service this Sunday. If you would have any specific questions about what we still need, call us at 470-5925. –Sherry & Cassidy

MEETING for all VBS Crew Leaders and teachers on Thursday, June 2, at 7:00p at First Reformed Church.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Chris Baccam, Skyler Bonestroo, Erika Feenstra, Justin Grevengoed, Samantha Pollema, Lee Rozeboom, and DaNae Van’t Hul recently met with the Elders to profess their faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession of faith is scheduled for next Sunday morning.

OFFERING: The second offering next Sunday is for The Bridge. The Bridge is a non-profit, faith-based transitional living program for women and children who have experienced poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness. The Bridge provides a safe haven and the time to explore and pursue their self-sufficiency plan.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our church is scheduled to serve the evening meal at the Banquet in Sioux Falls on Wed., June 8. We need 1 more person to help prepare the food at their facility at 2:00p and 40 people (only 6 have signed up) to serve the meal (be at the Banquet at 5:15p). Prayerfully consider helping out with this worthwhile project. 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.

THANK YOU for the cards and prayers in the loss of my granddaughter and our niece. We have felt the presence of God through this time. Blessings, Jo Dirksen, Art & Anna Dirksen & family

THANK YOU for all the cards and well wishes following my surgery. A special thank you to Pastor Loren for the calls and visit, elder Hank Kats for the calls and the care group for the gift card. Surgery could not have gone any better and God’s healing is abundant. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. -George & Nancy Heynen



Congratulations to Jonathan & Kaitlyn (nee Horvat) De Wild who were united in marriage on Saturday. We wish them the Lord’s blessings as they begin their life together.

Give thanks that Don Westra was able to return home from the hospital on Monday. Pray for continued strength and better health. Pray for Jo as she cares for him.

Sherry & Cassidy Vant Hul leave for Guatemala with a team from Hope CRC next Sunday, June 5. Pray for a safe and successful mission trip.

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

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 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.


We give thanks that Cheryl Roorda, grandmother of Kaylee Hulstein, was able to return home to Washington. We pray for her continued healing.

Rev. Al Kuiper, former pastor of Hope CRC, was able to return home from the hospital. We continue to pray for his healing.

We keep Tyson Boer (Care Group 2A) in our prayers as he recovers from surgery which repaired his broken nose.

Please be in prayer for Elijah Vande Griend, son of Benji and Mindy Vande Griend (Care Group 1A), who had surgery this week on each of his Bilateral Achilles tendons in order to lengthen them. Elijah will be in casts for most, if not all, of the summer. We pray for healing and patience.

We pray for Dave Mulder, his wife, Joy, and their family, Jackson, Kendra, and Elijah. Dave is Marideth Van Otterloo’s (Care Group 2B), brother-in-law. Dave has received a diagnosis of Acute Myeliod Leukemia (AML). He has started chemotherapy. We pray for healing and for God’s peace in their lives.

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.


      Western Christian Booster Club is hosting a Burger-Brat Fry prior to the Unity-Western Sofball and Baseball games in Hull on Tuesday, June 14, at 5:00p.

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

      HCS 8th Grade Graduation: You are cordially invited to the graduation of our sixteen 8th graders on Wed., June 1, 2016, at 7:00p in Hull 1st CRC. Reverend Simon Lievaart of Doon URC will be the speaker.  


SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., June 1, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Guest speakers are Amy Ross and Ashley Anderson from Sioux Center Health. Topic is on Advanced Care Planning. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES is hosting their annual golf benefit on Thursday, June 2. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:00a at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City and the shot gun start begins at 12:15p. It usually wraps up by 5:30p. Call the Bethany office for more details and to register (737-4831).

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. 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.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, June 7. “Minds on the Edge: Part 2” will be viewed and discussed. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will be meeting with Christian families in the area June 8&9. Jim will be happy to provide clear and easy-to-understand Estate Planning information regardless of the size of your estate, your age or stage in life. There is no financial obligation for this confidential meeting. Call Deb at 1-888-448-3040 to set up a meeting.

SIOUX COUNTY AMERICAN CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE will be held June 10 in Sioux Center. Luminary bags are available at American State Bank, Iowa State Bank and Hull Pharmacy. Pick one up, decorate it, fill out the form, enclose a donation and return by June 8. It’s a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one who has been touched by cancer. Questions, contact Loreen Marra at

HOPE HAVEN’S 21st Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center on June 17&18 from 11:30a-10:00p on Friday and 10:30a-10:00p on Saturday. Currently 22 different groups from 6 states are scheduled to sing! The Music Festival is a benefit for Hope Haven and freewill offerings will be taken each day. A lunch stand will be open both days. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at Dordt College.

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) requires 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. Send resumes to: Love INC, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

WELLNESS ON WHEELS: Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center will host its 6th annual Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride on Sat., June 4. Four rides will be offered: a 60-mile paved route, 30-mile paved route, a 30-mile gravel route and a 6-mile Fun Ride. For information call 722-1700.