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May 29, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 29, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.….Minister  Ascension Day

Preparation for Worship: 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. Come, let us worship and bow down. (WSB pg. 664 #5)

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP AND REJOICE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #408:1-4 “Rejoice the Lord is King”

GOD’S WILL, OUR CONFESSIONS, GOD’S ASSURANCE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #480:1,3,4 “Jesus, the Very Thought of You”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering:  S.A.l.U.T.E. (Sending Appreciation & Love with Unending Thoughts of Esteem to our troops)

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #409:1-2 “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Acts 1:1-11

God’s Word Proclaimed: “What Jesus Left Behind”

Prayer of Application

GOD SENDS US OUT AS HIS WITNESSES

*Song of Response: #409:3-5 “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rises”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

*Postlude     

 

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organist…Connie Te Krony & clavinova…Dana Fedders

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: AM Lonni & Tami Westphal, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Evan & Shondra Wielenga, Deacon Travis & Brittany Veldman

NURSERY TODAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Haley Struik, Keagan Winterfeld, Aubri Fedders; PM Community Service  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mary Leusink, Shae Pollema, Madison Bosma, Kade LeLoux, Ashley Fedders; PM Eric Kroese Family

USHERS FOR MAY: Galen Kroese, Justin Van Schepen, Evan Wielenga, Dave Vant Hul

USHERS FOR JUNE: Cory De Wit, Harlan Mouw, Jay De Wit, Ross Te Slaa  

VALET PARKING FOR MAY: May 29: Scott Kroese, Alex Westra; June 5: Ryan Kroese, Jakob Emerick; June 12: Konner Struik, Zach Mouw; June 19: Ashten Winterfeld, Jacob Westra

SECURITY COMMITTEE: May 29: Dan Bonestroo; June 5: Dan Poppema; June 12: John Emerick; June 19: Dan Bonestroo; June 26: Kyle LeLoux

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for S.A.L.U.T.E

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Missions; 2. Rise Ministries

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Kay K.                         NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Bobbie K.

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Kirk                                            

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: John Emerick to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dan Fedders to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Mark Fedders to Lauren & Connie Runia; Lee Feenstra to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Randy Feenstra to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Cliff Gort 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       Community Memorial Service at the Community Building

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 29, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “My peace I give you” says Jesus. “Do not let your hearts be troubled and so not be afraid” (John 14:27, NIV). As we enter into worship, we invite you to share the peace of Christ with 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.

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 this evening 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.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Braden Baccam, Blaike Bonestroo, Lane Driesen, Madison Emerick, Aubri Fedders, Maeva Haveman, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Riley Grevengoed, Chandler Pollema, Konner Struik, Haley Wielenga, and Ashten Winterfeld met with the elders on Monday evening to profess their faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession of faith is scheduled for Sunday morning, June 19.

LAST SUNDAY the following were elected to the office of Elder: Dave Kroese, Doug Pollema, and Darren Vant Hul. Those elected to the office of Deacon were: Devin Bonestroo, Ross Te Slaa, and Brett Van Middendorp.

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

THANK YOU to everyone for your expressions of sympathy in prayers and cards after the passing of our father and grandfather. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman and our Care Group. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!

                                                                                                             -Terry and DeeAnn Jansma Family

THANK YOU for your ongoing support and recent contribution towards our ministry of Christian education in West Africa! In the past year, we’ve walked alongside teachers through trainings on Biblical worldview, early childhood development and preschool, teaching reading with phonics, and a Bible teaching curriculum for young learners. We have been encouraged as we’ve seen teachers and school leaders implement what they’ve been learning in their classrooms. Thank you for being a part of it! -Sosthene & Kara Maletoungou

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Larry and Glenda Oolman in the passing of Larry’s sister, Bonnie Roos, of North Liberty, Iowa on Tuesday morning, May 24. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

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.

Pray for Grace De Jong. Her heart is doing really well since the heart surgery, but she had emergency surgery for a hole in her bowel on Wednesday. Pray for healing. Follow her progress on www.caringbridge.org/ visit/gracekorra.

Howard Grevengoed has decided to discontinue the process of preparing for dialysis. Pray for grace and strength for Howard and Marilyn for each day.

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 two more radiation treatments this week. Pray that they will be effective. Pay for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

George Heynen was scheduled for heart tests in Omaha on Thursday, May 26, to determine when valve replacement surgery will take place. Pray for better health.

Give thanks that treatments are finished for Vell Keizer and that she is doing well.

Lou Krommendyk is now a resident at Aspen Heights (Room 112). Pray for her during this time of transition. She appreciates visitors.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: 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.

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.

We thank God for a successful surgery to place a pain pump to relieve the tumor pain Loren Van Otterloo has been experiencing! He has seen significant relief and we are so very grateful! This week Loren began his 2nd round of chemotherapy, a week earlier than planned, along with a lot of activities for his care. Please continue to pray for Loren, Shelly, Allie, Lindsey, and Nate.

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.

   HCS is actively seeking applicants for paraprofessional positions that would work with a variety of students. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (rtenpas@hullchristian.com) or call the office at 439-2273.

   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 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. 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 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, contact 712-266-3282 or  info@guidingstarsiouxland.org.

AMISTAD CRISTIANA invites you to their fundraising event on Friday, June 3, from 5-8p on the North side of the mall in Sioux Center. Serving Quesadilla, tacos, and gorditas. Join us Sat. June 4, from 10a-12 noon for pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon and from noon until 7p for Flautas, gorditas and quesadillas. Come enjoy!

RISE FEST 2022 is only a couple weeks away! Experience two days of great music, messages of hope, fun activities for the whole family, engaging seminars, delicious food and more. From now until May 31, tickets are only $45.50 for 10 or more and $48 for individual tickets. Kids 10 and under are FREE! Visit riseministries.com for more information and to buy tickets.

ROCK RAPIDS CRC will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary on Sat., June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Catered picnic on Sat. evening under the tent; a social hour at 4:00p and the meal served at 5:00p. Call 712-472-3253 (leave a message) or email rrcrc@outlook.com if you would like to join us. Deadline for reservations is June 15. At 6:30p a service will be held in the sanctuary which will include former pastors sharing memories, and a power point showing the old and new church. Dessert will follow in the tent. Sunday: 9:30a Praise and Worship Service, with former pastors assisting, followed by coffee and cake social under the tent.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend will be July 29-31. Friday, July 29: Kick Off Worship Service from 6:00-7:45p; Sat. & Sunday: 8:00-4:00p each day. Theme is Renewal. Scripture texts come from Zechariah 4:6-10 & John 15: 7, 10-12 & 15. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, July 7. Contact us at 507-215-3670 or office@cornerstonepcsd.org We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it.