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May 7, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 7, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Psalm 63:2-5

GOD CALLS US INTO HIS PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: SW#1:1-3 “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Baptism of Eli John Te Slaa & Aubree Mae Van Otterloo

Baptism Hymn: #270:1-3 “Our Children, Lord, in Faith and Prayer”

GOD POURS HIS GRACE UPON US

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn: SW#39 “Change My Heart, O God”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Boiler Project; 2. Lifelight

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: SW#28:1-3 “As the Deer”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 20:24-31

God’s Word Proclaimed: “From Doubting to Believing”

Prayer of Application

GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL

*Song of Response: #262:1-4 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #539:1,5 “Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Rachel Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Gerald Jansen, Shad & Missy Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Deacon Kyle Bolkema, Jim & Vell Keizer

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, Haley Wielenga, Braeden Kats, Colin Westra; PM John Emerick Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: A.M. Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Bryson Sandbulte, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Jessica De Jager; P.M. Dan Fedders Family

USHERS FOR MAY: Scott Grevengoed, Tom Sheffield, Travis Veldman, Eric Zomermaand

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Boiler Project; 2. Lifelight; PM Western Christian

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mitchell & Kelsi NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Tonya

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Howard Grevengoed to Kevin Schutte; John Grevengoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mike Grevengoed to Lauren Runia; Scott Grevengoed to Justin Van Zee; Ed Haveman to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

10:45 AM Adult Sunday School

10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 7, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Our Good Shepherd calls us into the safekeeping of this fold. May all gathered here feel the welcome and love of God in Christ. 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.

BAPTISM: This morning Eli John Te Slaa, son of Kyle & Becca, and Aubree Mae Van Otterloo, daughter of Travis and Brittany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

THE BEGINNERS through Kindergarten will be giving a short program for parents, grandparents, and friends in the sanctuary at 10:45a. Children may leave with their parents after the program.

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will meet today for the final meeting of the season. Thank you to all who gave their time willingly each Sunday morning to teach our children and young people God’s word.

THIS EVENING the Chamber Singers will be giving a concert in our church. Pastor Todd will be leading the worship service. There will be no Children’s Church this evening. Refreshments will be served following the service.

LADIES who would like to volunteer at Justice for All on Tuesday, May 9, can meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

COLLEGE/CAREER singles Bible study will meet next week, May 14, at 7:15p in the Youth Building. This will be our last meeting for the season.

BAPTISM: Next Sunday Ezekiel Aaron Kooima, son of Travis & Meghan, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

THE DEACONS have an extra hearing aide mechanism available for anyone to try. If interested, call Terry Jansma at 470-0033.

GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wednesday, May 31st. We have a speaker, but are looking for volunteers for piano playing and special music. Call Tim Kats (578-9728) if you are able to help out.

VBS: Kids in Kindergarten-6th grade (Fall of 2017) are invited to attend Maker Fun Factory VBS Sunday, June 4-Thurs., June 8, from 6:00p-8:45p at the First Reformed church. Registration forms will be in your mailboxes or on the back table. Those interested in helping (junior high age and older) are asked to sign up on the sheet in back of church. (Please note that although VBS is starting on a Sunday this year, you do not have to miss evening church to attend. Students and helpers are welcome to start their VBS experience on Monday as well).

GUATEMALA DONATIONS are still very much needed and appreciated. Items needed include: Black school shoes, School size backpacks, School supplies (see previous list). Hygiene items (toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brushes, wash clothes, bar of soap), and small toys. A box is available in the narthex for your donations. The deadline will be due by Friday, May 12th.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, May 18, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. Melissa Beyer will cater supper and you are asked to please bring $10 to cover the cost of the meal. Following supper, a DVD presentation from Louie Giglio’s Passion Talk Series will be shown. Call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 by Monday, May 15th, to reserve your spot.

THANK YOU: We want to thank everyone for the gifts, food brought to our house and thoughtful words after Aubree was born. We really appreciate it. Thanks again. –Travis, Brittany & family

THANK YOU to everyone for their many cards, visits and prayers for Aunt Gert Zevenbergen over the months of being on hospice care. Thanks for all the kind words and to our care Group #5 for the picture. Also many thanks for the memorial money for Hull Christian. Thank you to Pastor Loren & Norma and Pastor Carl & Ellen for their many visits. We are truly blessed to be part of this caring church family. –Rick & Eleanor Kiers and family

THANK YOU: We want to thank you all for the expressions of sympathy and the Care Group for the remembrance plaque. We are happy to belong to such a caring church group. God bless!  -Bud & Luella Krommendyk & family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Congratulations to Lonny & Emily Van Schepen on the birth of a son, Mick Gerrit, on Thursday, May 4th in the Rock Valley Hospital. Both mother and baby are doing well.

Ÿ Goldie Veldman was released from Avera McKennan Hospital on Monday. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Don Westra was released from the hospital on Tuesday after having been readmitted last Sunday. Pray for better health.

Ÿ Continue to pray for healing for Jacoba Rens as she recovers from a fractured pelvis.

Ÿ Pray for Al Rens who is experiencing a lot of back pain. He is waiting to hear results from a recent CT scan.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Julianne Kats and family in the passing of Julianne’s sister-in-law, Joanne Groeneweg of Rock Valley, on Friday, April 28.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Jim and Lee Oostenink and family in the passing of their sister-in-law, Laure Oostenink of Sioux Falls on Friday, April 28.

Ÿ The decision for a lung transplant for Eldon De Wild has been put on hold for the time being because of the condition of Eldon’s heart. Doctors will re-evaluate his heart in three months. Pray for encouragement for Eldon and LuAnn and for improvement of Eldon’s heart.

Continue to pray for Nancy Heynen and Randy Veldman as they recover from recent surgeries.

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 Lyla Boer continues physical therapy. We pray for continued strength and recovery. We keep Don and the rest of the family in our prayers as well.

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

Western will host its 95th commencement for 64 students on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00p in the gymnasium. The graduation speaker will be Rev. Loren Kotman from First CRC. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Western Music Department will be performing their final concert of the year on Wed., May 17, at 7:00 in the Western Event Center. Highlighting this concert will be performances by Concert Choir, Cantus, Orchestra, and Concert Band.

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

AN IMPACT (TIP) NIGHT for Perry & Audrey Raman will be held on Monday, May 8, at the Hull Pizza Ranch from 5:00-7:00p. Perry has been receiving treatments at the Cancer Center of America in Chicago and they could use help covering the travelling and incidental expenses not covered by insurance.

ROSELAND CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a meet and greet reception on May 9 at Dordt College at 7:00p. There will be hors d’oeuvres, music, an update on the ministry, and time for fellowship with Pastor Joe Huizenga, Minister of Music David Walker, Development Director Jei Wilson, and Rev. & Mrs. Anthony Van Zanten.

ATLAS of Sioux Center Community Auction will be held on Friday, May 12, New Life Reformed Church. Pizza Ranch will be sponsoring the meal from 5:30-6:30 and the Auction begins at 6:30p.

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra (NISYO) will be held on Sat., May 13, at the Dordt Music Building. Now completing its 10th season, NISYO is seeking string players from middle school through high school to join all sections of the orchestra. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact NISYO conductor Dr. Christopher Stanichar at 605-929-3924 or email cstanichar@yahoo.com.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Class on Thursday, May 18, from 4:30-5:30p at the Sioux Center Library. Eric Forseth, Dordt College Provost, will join us as he shares his experience of pain and struggles in life when his mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at his young age. After his wife received the same diagnosis he felt God’s calling to share his family story. To learn more about the support group or about Eric, visit siouxcenterhealth.org.

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. Join us for a morning of exercise, fun, and to support adults with disabilities. Register at www.allsportcentral.com or call Samantha at 712-324-5416.

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. All proceeds will benefit Hope Haven Support Foundation. Registration is due by June 8. For more information and to register, visit www.hopehaven.org or call Scott at (712) 476-2820. Come enjoy a day of food, friends, fellowship, and fishing!