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May 8, 2016


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: “We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell them to the next generation about

 the glorious deeds of the Lord. We will tell of His power and the mighty miracles he did.” Ps. 78:4 (NLT)



*Responsive Call to Worship: (based on Ps. 145:1-8) 

              Pastor:      Come, let’s praise God together!                      

              People:     For God is great, and worthy of our praise!

              Pastor:      Let’s tell stories of God’s power and majesty, His mighty acts throughout history:

              People:     For God is great, and worthy of our praise!

               Pastor:      Let’s pass these stories along to our children and grandchildren, so that they, too, may

                                come to know the love of God.

              People:     For God is great, and worthy of our praise!

              ALL:        Let’s worship God together!

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: SW#53:1,2 “Faith of Our Fathers”



Baptism of Aspen Grace Pfingsten

Baptism Song: #571:1-3 “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”& SW#41:1,2 ”O How He Loves You and Me!”

Reading of the Law

Prayer of Confession: SW#39 “Change My Heart, Oh God”

Words of Assurance

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: Christian Education Fund




 *Song of Preparation: #585:1,2 “Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Timothy 1:1-7 (pg. 1248)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Imparting a Legacy of Faith”

Prayer of Application



*Hymn of Application: #451:1,2 “A Christian Home” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #451:3,4 “A Christian Home” (Celebration Hymnal)


*indicates congregation stand - organist: Lavonne Kats


   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul, Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Daryl & Marvella Van Wyhe, Deacon John & Amy Emerick  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Emily Van Schepen, Dawson Feenstra, Samantha Pollema, Lane Driesen; PM Brent De Jager Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Megan Kooima, Kathy Bauer, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Konner Struik, Emma Westphal; PM Noah De Yager Family  

USHERS FOR MAY: Nic Van Engen, Daryl Wesselink, Rod Te Krony, Marcus Kroese

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for AM Christian Ed Fund; PM Western Christian Foundation

NEXT SUNDAY:  Talking Bibles

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa P.            NEXT WEEK: Wilmar & Betty P.

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                       NEXT WEEK: Sally                                                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                      NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Jim Oostenink to Justin Van Zee; Seth Oostenink to Kevin Schutte; Brody Pollema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Doug Pollema to Lauren Runia; Pete Pollema to Rev. Jan Van Ee; Waylon Pollema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM         Evangelism Committee in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM         Salt & Light Bible Study (Women)

   7:15 PM         College/Career Bible Study in the Youth Building  


May 8, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We gather to worship the Lord Jesus: Alpha and Omega, first and last, beginning and end (Rev. 22:13). Welcome, brothers and sisters! 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 sacrament of baptism of Aspen Grace Pfingsten, infant daughter of John & Lindsey.

THIS EVENING we welcome the Chamber Singers to our service. Pastor Loren’s message is from Isaiah 6, titled “Here Am I. Send Me!”.

NOTE: There will be no children’s church this evening.

REMINDER: The back 8 benches on both sides of the sanctuary are reserved for families with babies to pre-school age children. We have a lot of young children and it is important that we keep these benches available for them. 

COLLEGE/CAREER singles Bible study will be meeting tonight at 7:15p in the Youth Building. This will be our last meeting for the season.

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation from Tuesday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 17. In case of a special need, call Pastor Klompien (722-4766) or your Care Group Elder.

PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter graduating from college/trade school this year and they did not receive a questionnaire, please call the church office (439-1626) so that I can get one to them. Our graduates will be honored during the morning service on Sunday, May 22nd.

YOUNG ADULTS-POST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: If you are interested in making profession of faith, contact Pastor Loren. Also, for anyone interested in becoming a member of 1st CRC, contact Pastor Loren.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following are nominated for Elder (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Galen Drent, Larry Hoekstra, Dave Kroese, Galen Kroese, Don Krommendyk, Harry Meendering, Harlan Mouw, Daryl Wesselink, Larry Wielenga. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Darren Bonestroo, Cory De Wit, Scott Grevengoed, Eric Haveman, Terry Jansma, Kyle LeLoux, Rick Leusink, Dan Poppema, Nic Van Engen. Voting for council members will take place after the AM service on May 22 with the drawing of lots at the PM service on May 22.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 10. Meet in the upper parking lot at church to car pool. If you have questions, call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend.

THANK YOU A big thank you to everyone that came out to support the YPS diner on April 20th. We hope everyone enjoyed their food and shakes! Also, a thank you to everyone for your support throughout the last year; through prayers, financial support, food, etc.! Finally, thanks to the parents for all your support as well! It is all greatly appreciated!  -YPS Leaders

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, May 19, at 6:00p at the HOMESTEAD COMMONS in Hull. We will carpool and go to Old 60 for our evening meal. Please call in your reservations to Pastor Katie (470-4195) by Monday, May 16. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship.



We extend our Christian sympathy to Marcia and Larry Hoekstra and family and Amy and Rob Westra and family in the passing of Marcia’s mother and Amy’s grandmother, Burdella De Jager. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Give thanks that Bette Marra is gaining strength after having had a colon infection. Chemo has been postponed until Bette becomes stronger.

Give thanks that LeRoy Jongetjes returned home on Wednesday. He expresses his appreciation for the prayers, cards and visits while he was at Pleasant Acres.

Give thanks that George Heynen is recovering well from his recent surgery. He went back to work part-time on Monday. Pray for continued strength and healing.

Jim Rens will be having a procedure done on Thursday, May 12, in Sioux City. It is being done to relieve a facial nerve pain. Please pray for God’s guidance and a successful outcome. This is a same day surgery so he hopes to be home Thursday afternoon.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for continued strength and better health.

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 keep Cambri Hulstein, daughter of Tasha and Corey Hulstein, in prayer as she continues her care at

Sanford Children’s Hospital. She is doing well and we pray for her continued progress. We pray for peace and patience for Tasha and Corey also.

Lucy Miedema, mother of Vicki Lammers, is doing well as she recovers from surgery.

We pray for Deanne De Jong who is recovering from hip replacement surgery.

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.


      HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional position for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail with any questions.       


MEMORY SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wednesday, May 11, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This Support Group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind. For more information, please contact Melinda at 712-476-8214. New members are always welcome!

ATLAS OF SIOUX CENTER will hold their annual auction on Friday, May 13, at New Life Reformed Church. The meal is from 5:30-6:30 and the auction begins at 6:30p. They are accepting donations until Wednesday, May 11. No used items. Please email or call 722-4900 or fill out donation form at

HABITAT HOME DEDICATION: Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity Saturday, May 14, at 1:00p as we dedicate and welcome home the Kramer family and give thanks to God for His love working throughout this project. The home is located at 806 Park Street in Alton. Enjoy fellowship and refreshments with everyone afterwards.

CBI is holding a Crossroad Convention on Thursday, May 19, at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center at 7:00p. This gathering is an opportunity for Crossroad Instructors and people interested in the ministry to celebrate CBI’s past success and look to the future. Executive Director, Lisa Blystra, will bring updates from the ministry, share stories of lives being changed by the power of God, and cast vision for the future. She also wants to hear your ideas for the ministry and answer your questions. Please contact CBI at 1-800-668-2480 or with any questions.

YOU’RE INVITED to the annual RISE Ministries Fly-In Pancake Breakfast during Tulip Festival, May 21, from 7:00-11:00a. Come and stop by the Orange City Airport Hanger to get your fill of pancakes for breakfast and watch planes land and take off. Free will donation. All proceeds go to RiseFest 2016. See you at the airport!

OPEN HOUSE for Mid-Sioux Opportunity on Thursday, May 26, from 9:00-11:00a. Come join us for refreshments and see our new location (618 14th St. NE, Sioux Center). Bring a nonperishable food item or hygiene item to be registered for a door prize!

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. The event will raise funds for Promise, a nonprofit health center with a mission of reaching underserved people in Northwest Iowa. Register online at or get a paper form at Register by May 19 for a discount. For more information call Derrick Vander Waal at 722-1700.

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. In 2015, there were over 400 participants. 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.