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May 30, 2021

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

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: Holy, holy, holy God, we worship and adore you—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today in our worship we long for a glimpse of your glory, seen perfectly in Christ, our Lord. As we worship, may we gain new insight about the mystery and wonder of your love. And may we sense new ways to mirror that love in our world, through Christ, our Lord. Amen (WSB)

GATHERING FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #241:1-3 “This Is the Day” & SW#9 “He Has Made Me Glad”

REMEMBERING GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism of Adaline Hope and Stephen Dale Stiles

Baptism Song: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

God’s Will for Our Lives

Song of Assurance: SW#34 “Step by Step”

Intercessory Prayer

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #442:1,3,5 “Abide with Me”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 137:1-4 & 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (text vs. 20)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Singing the Song of the LORD in a Foreign Land”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: SW#49:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #627 “Bless His Holy Name”
*Postlude                 

Your offering for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Rise Ministries can be placed in the offering plates

on your way out.

     

* indicates congregation stand

pianist…Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Terry & Dee Jansma, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Haley Struik, Haley Wielenga, Chandler Pollema; PM Kyle Pollema Family   

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

USHERS FOR JUNE: Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Darren Bonestroo, Brian Rozeboom

VALET PARKING: May 30 (AM Only) Dalton Westra, Ethan Ney; June 6: Eric Rens, Marcus Te Krony; June 13: Bryce Veldman, Mitchell Winterfeld; June 20: Zach Mouw, Tim Kats

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Rise Ministries

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. The Banquet

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Jana Rens                        

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Donna Rens

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                       

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                   

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Dennis Vande Griend to Justin Van Zee; Aletha Vande Griend to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce Vande Griend to Michael Ribbens; Greg Vanden Bosch to Kevin Schutte;   Lawrence Vander Esch to Lauren Runia; Kyle Vander Schaaf  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       Community Worship Service at the Community Building

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 30, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  Welcome to worship on this Holy Trinity Sunday in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 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 welcome Stephen and Emily Stiles and their children, Audra Joy, Abigail Faith, Adaline Hope, and Stephen Dale to the family of God at First CRC. Their youngest two children, Adaline and Stephen, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

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 this evening 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.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we rejoice to hear the public profession of faith of Emily Fedders, Braeden Kats, Cory Ney, and Dason Vant Hul.

LAST SUNDAY the following were elected to the office of Elder: Tim Kats, Rod Te Krony, and Dave Vande Griend. Those elected to the office of Deacon were Carl Bonestroo, Rick De Groot, Eric Kroese, and Kyle LeLoux.

THE “BANQUET”: Our church is responsible for the evening meal at the Banquet on Wednesday, June 9. We could still use 1 or 2 more volunteers to help prepare the meal at 2:00p and are in need of additional people to help serve at 5:00p. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table. You can still give a $10 donation to help pay for the food (place in Karen’s mailbox).

THE GUIDING STAR CYCLE SHOW for girls aged 9-13 is here for the summer! We have two great dates available – June 9 in Sioux Center and June 23 in Orange City. This workshop was developed to give young girls the knowledge of what is going on inside their bodies in relation to puberty. This knowledge supports and prepares them in a positive way for the wonderful changes they will experience within their bodies over the coming years. Today, it is more important than ever for young girls to have high self-esteem regarding their bodies, not just when they are in the middle of puberty, but before the onset. Participation in the Cycle Show Workshop helps the girls value and respect their bodies as they move into their teenage years. Sign up by going to the website and choosing Sioux Center or Orange City as your desired location- https://guidingstarproject.com/cycle-show/

THANK YOU for your recent contribution and ongoing support of our ministry of Christian education in West Africa! We give thanks to God who enables us to walk alongside teachers in this part of the world. Among other things, we’ve recently held several workshops on teaching reading and writing, hosted movie and discussion nights centered on the integration of faith and education, and continued work on a Bible teaching curriculum that will further equip teachers to teach their students about the love of God, their Creator. We’re also preparing a Biblically-rooted training for preschool teachers that we will facilitate during the summer break. Thank you for partnering with us in what God is doing here! -Sosthene & Kara Maletoungou

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

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 recently began immunotherapy. The doctor is hoping this will be all the treatment she will need for these new spots. Continue to pray for healing.

Continue to remember Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. She is scheduled for a doctor’s appointment on June 7 to determine if surgery is necessary. She is grateful for your prayers and concern.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Connie and Rod Te Krony and family in the passing of Connie’s father, William Vierhout, of Sanborn who passed away on Friday, May 21. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

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:

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He was scheduled to have esophagus repair surgery on Thursday, May 27. (updates on caring bridge). Pray for healing mercies.

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

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Join us for a Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day, May 31. The youth groups of ARC will be serving from 7:00-10:00a at the American Reformed Church in Hull. A freewill donation will be taken with proceeds going toward Rock Mountain High and Power Connection.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tuesday, June 1, from 7-9p. Video: Living with Schizophrenia. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

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.