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May 9, 2021

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

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: God, thank you for this day and the opportunities it offers to share your love with others. Amen

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #249:1-4 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

*God’s Greeting   

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Reading of Proverbs 31:10-31

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Response: #451:1-4 “A Christian Home” (Celebration Hymnal)

Intercessory Prayer

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #420:1-3 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 4:14-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “What Hope Does Christianity Offer the World?”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #439:1-3, 5 “Song for the Nations” (Celebration)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #410:1-3 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
*Postlude                 

Your offering for the Christian Ed Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

       

* indicates congregation stand

 

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Larry & Marcia Hoekstra, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Chris & Ashley Hulstein, Deacon Matt & Bethany Bosma

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Mary Leusink, Shae Pollema, Brooklyn Poppema, Mya Kleinwolterink, Ethan Ney; PM Jake Ney Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Isabella Zomermaand, Makenna Fedders, Jacob Emerick; PM Seth Oostenink Family   

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

VALET PARKING: (Please be at church at 9:10) May 9: Lynn Anderson & Logan Baccam; May 16: Tim Kats, Ashten Winterfeld; May 23: Justin Pollema & Jacob Emerick; May 30: (AM only) Dalton Westra & Ethan Ney

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Wycliff Bible Translation Efforts

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Doug & Sandy                              NEXT SUNDAY: Pete & Nelva

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: John Scholten to Justin Van Zee; Jon Scholten to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Sam Scholten to Michael Ribbens; Evan Schroeder to Kevin Schutte; Tom Sheffield to Lauren Runia; Dave Snieder 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

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 9, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and women! Welcome to worship, as we praise the God who calls forth love in all relationships. 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.

RESERVED PARKING: There are 5 spots reserved East of the Youth Building for those using Valet Parking. Please keep those parking spaces open for them.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 9 titled “Daniel’s Prayer”.

ON SUNDAY EVENING, MAY 16, we are having “A Service of Lessons and Hymns based on The Apostles’ Creed”. The service will include strings, brass, special music and brief meditations on Scripture related to the articles of the Apostles’ Creed. We hope you will join us.

GRADUATE SUNDAY: We will be honoring our grade school, high school and college graduates next Sunday morning during the worship service. Please meet in the church basement at 9:20p so we can go in as a group. If you have not filled out your questionnaire, please do so as soon as possible and put in Karen’s mailbox. Please let Karen know (439-1626 or email hull1crc@mtcnet.net)  if you are unable to be here next week.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following have been nominated for Elders (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Kevin Driesen, Tim Kats, Galen Kroese, Harlan Mouw, Eric Rens, Dave Snieder, Rod Te Krony, Dave Vande Griend, Darren Vant Hul. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 8 and 4 will be elected): Carl Bonestroo, Rick De Groot, Chris Hulstein, Brad Kats, Jason Kats, Travis Kooima, Eric Kroese, Ryan Kroese, Kyle LeLoux, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Justin Van Schepen, Lonny Van Schepen. Voting will take place after the AM service on May 23 with the drawing of lots at the PM service on May 23.

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 11, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE is looking for additional people to be on the committee. Contact Roger De Kruyf (725-2497) if you are interested.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, May 20, at 6:00p at Pizza Ranch in Hull. In order to give the Pizza Ranch staff adequate time to prepare for our group, please RSVP to Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) by Monday, May 17th. Following our meal, we will play bingo. Bingo prizes will be furnished. Call Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

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 on Sunday, May 30, 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.

OUR SINCERE THANK YOU for all your prayers, visits, phone calls, and other acts of kindness during Jarvis’ cancer journey and after his passing. Thank you to Care Group #1 for the food for after visitation and for the green silk plant arrangement. Thank you to all who helped in the kitchen at the funeral. We rejoice Jarvis is with his Lord and Savior and safe in the arms of Jesus! Shari De Wild and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Wilmar and Betty Pollema and family in the passing of Wilmar’s brother, Bob Pollema Sr who passed away on Thursday, April 19. We also extend our Christian sympathy to Betty Bolkema and family in the passing of John on Tuesday morning. May God comfort these families in their sorrow.

Pray for good results from the scan for Carol Reekers. Pray that she will begin immunotherapy soon.

Give thanks that Lindsey Pfingsten is making good progress in her recovery from surgery. Pray for patience as she continues with physical therapy and for complete healing.

Pray for Heath Stoker’s cousin in Washington state as he recovers from injuries sustained in a car accident on April 24. Pray also for this cousin and his sister. Their parents were killed at the scene of the accident. Pray also for other family members as they mourn.

Russ Vander Schaaf was admitted to the VA Hospital on Friday for tests and returned home on Monday. Pray for good results and for strength.

Sandy Starkenburg fell at her home on Monday morning and broke a bone in her upper right arm. She will see a specialist on Monday to see if surgery is needed. Pray for healing.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

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:

Please remember Sarah Fykstra and her family as she goes through radiation treatments. We pray for healing and restoration of her health.

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He has been transferred to the care of a surgeon in Denver. He will need another surgery, and more specialized care. (updates on caring bridge) We pray especially for Greg and Jasmine as they are now far from home and their older daughter Veda as she stays with other family members.

Pray for those who recently had surgery.  Remember them as they recover.

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

   Debt Eliminating Challenge Days: The Debt Eliminating Challenge Days continues to raise money for a new gym floor. Our goal was to raise $68,000, which meant that after all the outstanding pledges have been collected the building debt would be eliminated. We announced last week that we raised $97,341. We have now collected a total of $116,741. Thanks to everyone for their support!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

INSPIRATION HILLS Volunteer Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15. Bring your church group/friends/family and spend the day outside preparing Camp for Summer Camp! Your volunteer time helps us get the camp cleaned up from Winter and groomed and ready for Summer. Many different projects available for all ages! Contact the office at 712-986-5193 or email ihills@inspirationhills.org. to sign up today!

INSPIRATION HILLS is preparing for Summer Camp! We are still in need of guy counselors! So, if there is anyone you know who loves Jesus and works well with kids, please encourage them to join the team for a summer of missions. Dates are from May 23-July 30 with great benefits including room and board. Visit the website at www.inspirationhills.org/summer-service for more information. We are also looking for a few more chaplains! If you or anyone you know has a heart for teaching children, please send them to our website at www.inspirationhills.org/summer-volunteer. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

INSPIRATION HILLS: Register for Camp Sunday on May 30th! Meet our Summer Camp Staff, enjoy some NEW camp activities & explore where the campers will spend their time this summer! Tours are available 2-5p. Take along your swimsuit & towel to enjoy the Slip-N-Slide! Bring the WHOLE family for this FREE event! For more information or how to register, visit https://inspirationhillsorg/camp-sunday.htm1.

CFE ANNUAL GOLF EVENT is scheduled for May 24 with shotgun start at 12:30p, 4-person scramble, at The Ridge Golf Club. Price per golfer is $100 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, box lunch, supper and drawing for door prizes. Register individually or as a team. Call 722-3527.

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 by calling 712-722-3527 or email info@cfeministries.org.

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL has an opportunity for a Volunteer Mentor to coach Bible League Communication Specialists who know English as their second language (ESL). The ESL Mentor will proofread testimonies and prayer requests written by Communication Specialists searching for spelling and grammar mistakes, explaining needed changes. If you are interested, contact Deanna (866-825-4636) or DVanSwol@bibleleague.org.