May 31, 2015
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – May 31, 2015
Rev. Loren Kotman….Minister
Preparation for Worship: Before thee, Father, in righteousness and humility; with thee, brother, in faith and courage; In thee, Spirit, in stillness, Thine – for thy will is my destiny. Dedicated – for my destiny is to be used, and used according to thy will. –Dag Hammarskjold (March 1014 Reformed Worship)
WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
*Responsive Call to Worship:
Pastor: Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty.
People: Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.
Pastor: Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name?
People: For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you.
*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other
*Song of Praise: #428:1,3,4 “O Worship the King”
WE PROFESS OUR FAITH
Profession of Faith of Zach, Mariah, Kerrigan, Carter, Kelli, Jacob
Hymn: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Call to Confession/Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper PH p. 977
Assurance of Pardon
Song of Assurance: #488:1,2 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
Prayers of God’s People
Offering: 1. World Renew Disaster Response; 2. Hull Food Pantry
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Hymn of Preparation: #551:1,4,5 “Oh, for a Closer Walk with God”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Psalm 1
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Life’s Two Roads”
Prayer of Application
Song of Response: #480:1,2,4 “O Jesus, I Have Promised” (Blue Psalter)
WE ARE DISMISSED TO LOVE AND SERVE
*Parting Song: #565:1-4 “Abide with Us, Our Savior”
* indicates congregation stand - organist…Lavonne Kats
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Tim & Ruth Kats, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend, Elder Rog & Fran De Kruyf
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Tonya De Groot, Braeden Kats, Jessica De Jager, Christopher Baccam; PM Henry & Cheryl Kats
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Amy De Jager, Janice Driesen, Cory Ney, Erika Feenstra, Logan Baccam; PM Brad Kats Family
USHERS FOR JUNE: Brent De Jager, Tom Sheffield, Doug Pollema, 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 1. World Renew Disaster Response; 2. Hull Food Pantry
NEXT SUNDAY: Lower Parking Lot & Benevolence (following communion)
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dennis & Linda Brunsting
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Tonya De Groot
POWER POINT TODAY: Noah
POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Julie
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick
SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Vant Hul to Sos & Kara Maletoungou; Orville Vant Hul to Kevin Schutte; Daryl Van Wyhe to Justin Van Zee; Goldie Veldman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Veldman to Lauren Runia; Travis Veldman to Rev. Jan Van Ee
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
May 31, 2015
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We worship in the name of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. 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 Profession of Faith of Zach De Jager, Mariah Jansma, Kerrigan Kats, Carter Pollema, Kelli Te Slaa and Jacob Westra. Following the service, these young people will be serving cake to the congregation. Everyone is invited to come downstairs to congratulate them and enjoy refreshments.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Nehemiah 3 titled “Doing God’s Work”.
NEXT SUNDAY we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Let us use this week to reflect on the Lord’s great love for us and pray that this may bring us to respond in joy and obedience. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Dave Te Slaa (439-2370) or Harlyn Bolkema (441-6875).
TO ALL VBS CREW LEADERS: We will have a meeting on Monday, June 1, at 7:00p at First Reformed Church. At this meeting we’ll go through the daily schedule, run through the stations, and answer any questions. Please be there!
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 no 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 for the cards, prayers, visits and food brought in after my hip surgery. Thanks to Rev. Kotman and Rev. Klompien for their visits and prayers. All were greatly appreciated! –Jeanette Boogerd
A BIG THANK YOU to the willing workers who helped serve at the Banquet last Tuesday. We served 466 people. Thanks also for your generous monetary gifts. If you haven’t already done so, you can still donate toward the cost of the food. You can bring your donation to the church office or place it in Karen’s mailbox this week. After all the bills are paid, the rest of the money will be used to buy school supplies for needy children. Thanks again! –The Evangelism Committee
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Give thanks that reports from doctors concerning Sherry Brummel’s recent surgery showed good results. Pray for continued healing.
Howard Grevengoed has completed his treatments. Pray that his strength may return. He will see his doctor in three months.
Continue to keep John Bolkema, Jeanette Boogerd, Sandy Starkenburg, and Jim Oostenink in your prayers. Pray for healing and return to full strength.
Russ Vander Schaaf continues with hyperbaric therapy treatment. 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.
Continue to pray for Joyce Kroese. Pray for strength and healing.
Addison Pfingsten was scheduled to see a neurosurgeon in Omaha on Friday for consultation about possible next steps. Continue to pray for wisdom for the doctor and better health for Addison.
Give thanks that surgery went well for George Heynen on Wednesday. Pray for relief from pain.
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:
We continue to pray for Art Van Otterloo and Joan Horstman as they continue to recover from their recent surgeries.
We express our sympathy to John & Pat Haveman, Steve & Kim Haveman, and the extended families of Lois Siebersma, 91, of Orange City, IA. Lois, Pat’s mother and Steve’s grandmother, passed away on May 23. The memorial service was held this past week. May God provide the family with his care and comfort.
We express our sympathy to Bob and Beth Marks and their family in the passing of Bob’s father, Gerald Marks, 70, of Humeston, IA. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 26. May God continue to provide his comfort and care to Bob and family.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
HABITAT HOME DEDICATION: Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity Friday, June 5, at 12:00 noon as we welcome home the Spaans family and give thanks to God for His love working throughout this project. The home is located at 1320 7th St. in Rock Valley. Enjoy fellowship and refreshments with everyone afterwards! Call Kurt at 476-2804 if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend the Synodical Service of Prayer and Praise to be held at the First CRC in Sioux Center at 4:00p on Sunday, June 14. The service will also include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. We look forward to worshipping together with the delegates to Synod 2015 and to ask for God’s blessing upon our denomination.
HOPE HAVEN’S 20TH ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center on Friday & Saturday, June 19&20. The Gospel Music Festival will provide great continuous music from 1:00-10:00p on Friday and from 10:00a-10:00p on Saturday. Approximately 20 different groups from 5 states are scheduled to sing! This 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, the Music Festival will be held at the Rec Center on the campus of Dordt College.
RETREAT: Do you need a break from your normal routine? Make plans to come to a great retreat on Sept. 15 at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. The retreat, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, will be a day of spiritual renewal as you experience good fellowship, great music, and inspiring speakers. Valerie Elliot Shephard, our featured speaker, is the only child of Elisabeth and Jim Elliot, missionaries to the Quichua Indians in Ecuador. She speaks from her life story with a heart for teaching and missions. Due to the historical nature of our speaker, men are encouraged to join us. Our evening concert will be performed by the One Way Quartet, based in George. They have been singing Gospel concerts since their beginning in 1990. The concert is open to all.
CROSSROAD CONNECTION: Training Christians to Exercise Justice. This week, Reverend Alexia Salvatierra, founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork, describes what it looks like to do biblical justice and create equal opportunities for all, particularly when it comes to the issue of immigration. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!