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May 8, 2022


       Rev. Bernard Haan.….Guest Minister  



*Call to Worship

*Opening Song:  #499:1-6 “My God, How Wonderful You Are”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Response: SW#82:1-3 “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed. Fund



*Hymn of Preparation: #448:1-4 “I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Coming Alongside”

Prayer of Application


*Hymn of Response: SW#65:1-3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #633 “He Is Lord”



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pianist…Evan Schroeder


GREETERS TODAY: Ken & Peg Visser, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Carol Vis, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sharlene Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Mya Kleinwolterink, Madison Emerick, Blaike Bonestroo; PM Mark Fedders Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Dana Fedders, Taryne De Groot, Reese Wielenga, Ashten Winterfeld; PM John Emerick Family

USHERS FOR MAY: Terry Jansma, Darren Bonestroo, Justin Pollema, Jacob Westra  

VALET PARKING FOR MAY: May 8: Ross Te Slaa, Eric Rens; May 15: Dan Bonestroo, Bryce Veldman; May 22: Lynn Anderson, Ryan Bolkema; May 29: AM Scott Kroese, Alex Westra

SECURITY COMMITTEE:  May 8: Zach Vant Hul; May 15: Ross Te Slaa; May 22: Dave Vant Hul; May 29: Waylon Pollema

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 Music Dept.

NEXT SUNDAY: Wycliffe Bible Translators

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Brad & Lisa Kats  NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Vell Keizer

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emericks                         NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                                                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                       NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle LeLoux

CORRESPONDENCE: Carl Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Darren Bonestroo to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Dave Bonestroo to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dean Bonestroo to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Devin Bonestroo to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Tyler Bonestroo 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.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service will include the Chamber Singers


May 8, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Grace and peace to all in the name of the Risen One, Jesus Christ our Lord. Welcome to this time of worship and fellowship. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.

THIS MORNING we welcome Rev. Bernard Haan from Sioux Falls as he leads our worship service.

THIS EVENING the Chamber Singers, under the direction of Mrs. Lindsey Ver Meer, will be participating in our service. Pastor Hoekstra will bring the message. There will be no children’s church this evening. Join us after the service for a time of cookies, coffee, and fellowship.

PASTOR LOREN will be gone from Friday, May 6 and returning Thursday, May 12. In case of a special need, you may contact Pastor Tim or your care group elder.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we have the joy of witnessing the baptism of Taylyn Blake Vander Schaaf, infant daughter of Kyle and Janae, and Kaden Orville Vant Hul, infant son of Zachary and Ashley.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following have been nominated for Elders (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Kevin Driesen, Dan Fedders, Dave Kroese, Galen Kroese, Doug Pollema, Eric Rens, Dave Snieder, Darren Vant Hul, Larry Wielenga. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Devin Bonestroo, Cory De Wit, Chris Hulstein, Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Rick Leusink, Ross Te Slaa, Jon Van Berkum, Brett Van Middendorp. Voting will take place after the AM service on May 22 with the drawing of lots at the PM service.

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 10, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

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

GRADUATE SUNDAY: We will be honoring all our grade school, high school and college graduates next
Sunday morning, May 15. Please meet in the church basement at 9:20a so that you can go in as a group. If you are unable to attend, please let me know (439-1626 or email Please return your questionnaire if you have not already done so. Thanks! -Karen

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, May 19, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy a potluck meal of taverns and salads. Following our meal, we will be treated to a ukulele presentation by Sheila Vink and Paulette De Weerd. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (712-439-2229) with any questions.

THANK YOU for all the wonderful items we received in our grocery basket! They will be of much use. Thank you so much! Drake & Kerrigan Granstra

THANK YOU to everyone for your cards, calls and expressions of sympathy following the passing of my brother, Al. Thank you also to Pastor Loren and Norma for their visit. It is good to be a member of the caring church of Christ.  -Fran & Roger De Kruyf



Next Sunday will be the last Sunday that Peter Hiemstra will be with us. He will be leaving on May 19 to move back to Oregon.

Give thanks that Maddox and Carver Kooima remain healthy and continue to grow and develop.

Grace De Jong, granddaughter of Walt and Lavonne den Hoed, is recovering well from her cold. Surgery has been rescheduled for May 20.

Continue to pray for Howard Grevengoed as he goes through the process of preparing for dialysis. Pray for strength for Marilyn.

Hilary Van Hill continues to struggle with headaches and pressure by her ears. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek to determine the cause and prescribe helpful treatment. Pray for healing for Hilary.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatment. Pray for strength, energy and healing.  

Pray for Rick Van Hill in his ongoing struggle with cancer. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Joyce Vande Griend 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; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.


We keep Joan Horstman in our prayers. She is in the hospital after experiencing a minor stroke and imaging showed signs of an earlier one. Please keep Joan and Virg in your prayers and pray for her healing.

Please keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers that the radiation treatment finishes its work and as he continues to wait for surgery. Tests have shown that surgery may need to be sooner than planned. We pray that this may happen in God’s perfect timing.

Please keep Bill Heynen in your prayers. He has experienced some falls recently. He is currently in the Sheldon hospital for rest and recovery.  We pray for healing and patience for him as he waits to heal and discover the reasons for the falls.

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.


   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: On May 10 at 7:00p the HCS PK-8th grade students will be presenting the chapel theme program. This year’s theme was “Glory to Him” based on Romans 11:36 “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” The concert will be held at WCHS Event Center.

   HCS: On May 16 at 7:00p the JH band and orchestra students will be presenting a pop’s concert featuring popular songs from 1900 to today. Songs such as “Ol’ Man River,” “Hand on Sloopy,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Come out and enjoy a fun night of music in the HCS gym!

   Western Christian High School: We ask that you prayerfully consider giving to the spring Building Fund Debt Reduction Drive. Information can be found in the Spring Western Witness, the Western Christian website, and our Weekly Memo. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Vis -



COMMISSIONING SERVICE: The Rev. Mark & JinHee Klompien family has been called to serve with Resonate Global in Nepal. Join us for a service of The Word and Prayer with leaders from Classis Heartland, Iakota, Minnkota and Resonate. The service takes place at Hawarden CRC on Sunday, May 15, at 2:00p.

HULL BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO is Sat., June 4, from 8:00-10:00a in the Safety Complex (Fire Truck) Building in Hull. Participants will receive a mounted light on their bicycles. Event is open to any and all who wish to attend. Preregister by Sat., May 14, by contacting Arnold Tiedemann at or call 712-439-1006.

LIFELIGHT CONCERT AT SDSP: Cornerstone Prison Church has a rare opportunity to provide a Christian outdoor concert for all the men living on the Hill in the prison this August. Through a partnership with Lifelight, we will be able to share the life changing message of Jesus to hundreds more than we can gather in the chapel. Would you consider making a special one-time contribution to this special one-day outreach event. Please 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. Thank you for your willingness to donate to provide the opportunity to reflect the light of life to the entire population on the Hill.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: All are welcome to join us on Memorial Day, May 30, for a Pancake Breakfast at the American Reformed Church in Hull serving from 7:00-10:00a. Freewill donations will be taken with proceeds going toward Rocky Mountain High and Power Connection.

GUIDING STAR SIOUXLAND is pleased to offer Family Comfort Stations at multiple events this summer! We provide a comfortable and private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump, as well as a diaper changing station with complimentary diapers and wipes. Currently, we are in need of volunteers to help us staff our events in two-hour shifts. Tulip Festival in Orange City: May 19-21 from 9a-7p; Sioux Center Summer Celebration: June 4 from 8a-4p; RiseFest in Sheldon: June 10 from 1-10p and June 11 from 10a-10p (all RiseFest volunteers will receive a free ticket to RiseFest). We are also in need of donations of juice boxes, individually wrapped snacks, diapers, and wipes. If you would like to volunteer or have an item to donate, please contact 712-266-3282 or email

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE (Oct. 6-18): Travel to biblical sites connected with Paul’s missionary journeys in Greece: Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth as well as Meteora and Delphi. Included is a fabulous 3-day cruise to Mykenos, Ephesis, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Contact Dr. Jeff Weima at or 616-328-3110.