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November 10, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 10, 2019

       Rev. Carl Klompien…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: O God, you pour out the Spirit of grace and love. Deliver us from cold

hearts and wandering thoughts, that with steady minds and burning zeal we may worship you in

spirit and truth. Amen

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #63:1-3 “O Lord, My God, Most Earnestly”

WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #267:1,2,4 “And Can It Be”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Song of Preparation: #766:1-3 “Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Peter 1:1-12; Text: vss. 6&7  

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Trial in the Christian Life”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song         : #828:4,5 “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire” (LUYH)
*Postlude    

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: John & Agnes Scholten, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jon & Bethany Scholten, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink

NURSERY TODAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Kyrin De Groot, Ethan Ney, Jacob Emerick; PM Evan Schroeder Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Makenna Fedders, Madison Emerick, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Brian Rozeboom Family

USHERS FOR NOV: Ted Salazar, David Te Krony, Zachary Van’t Hul, Jacob Westra

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT: Nov. 10: Bryce Veldman, Lynn Anderson; Nov. 17: Jason Kats, Ben Van’t Hul; Nov. 24: Grant Vanden Bosch, Justin Pollema; Nov. 28: Tim Kats, Marcus Te Krony

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: Gideons

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

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya                     NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Connor                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                           NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Noah De Yager to Justin Van Zee; Ken Draayer to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kevin Driesen to Michael & Megan Ribbons; John Emerick to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Dan Fedders to Lauren & Connie Runia; Mark Fedders 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

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM       Christian Ed Committee Meeting

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 8

   6:45 PM       GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting. (See note in insert)

   6:45 PM       Cadets: full uniform. Do Lesson 11 in Discovering God’s Word. Bring puffin orders.

   7:00 PM       Men’s Society

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 4. Opening Prayer: Betty Pollema; Closing Prayer: Joyce V.W.

                         

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 10, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL O Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! Welcome to worship, as we join fellow believers to praise God. 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 welcome Pastor Klompien as he leads our service. Ben Wiersma will lead our evening service. Pastor Loren is leading the worship services at First CRC in Sheldon as part of a classical appointment.

COLLEGE/CAREER BIBLE STUDY will meet NEXT Sunday evening in the Council Room. Please note change of date/location!

LADIES/MEN who are interested in helping out at JFA on Tuesday, Nov. 12, should meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

GEMS meet Wednesday at Hope CRC. This is the last meeting to bring in donations for the Operation Christmas Child boxes. Monetary donations are welcomed as well to help cover the shipping cost.

VOLUNTEERS are needed at Western on Monday, Nov. 18, from 9:00-3:00p to assist with the annual alumni newsletter mailing. Lunch will be provided. All work is done while seated. If you can help please email mlkroese@gmail.com or call 439-2159.

KIWANIS THANKSGIVING SERVICE is scheduled for Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at First CRC.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mailboxes. When you have filled the box, attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the gift is for a boy or girl and the age and tape it to the box. Return filled boxes to the church kitchen by Monday, November 18th.

THE CADETS are currently selling those delicious delicacies known as Pastry Puffins! If you are not contacted by a Cadet and would like to place an order, please call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net. Thank you!

REV. AL VAN DELLEN will be retiring from the Pastorate with his farewell sermon at the Sanborn CRC on Sunday morning, Nov. 17, at 9:30a. A program will be held at 12:30p and the congregation is invited to attend.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon at Homestead Commons. Please note that we will be meeting at noon during the winter months. You are invited to bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share for lunch. Please also consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will watch a documentary on the Algona POW Camp and Nativity. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Congratulations to Carl & Dani Bonestroo on the birth of a son, Spencer Michael, born on Friday, Nov. 1.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ken & Belle Draayer in the passing of a sister-in-law, Dorothy Draayer, of Orange City on Saturday, November 2.

Prayers are requested for Val Brummel as she left for Guatemala on November 6 and will return on November 30. She is Hope Haven’s Camp Director for a camp for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

Give thanks for the good progress that Harry Meendering is making with the physical therapy.

Remember Ed Scholten as he recovers from a broken leg. Ed was released from the hospital and is now at Royale Meadows in Sioux Center.

Remember Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. She has been having some challenges with swallowing. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Sandy.

Jarvis De Wild is able to have a liquid diet along with his tube feeding. He will start another chemotherapy series on November 18. Please pray for continued strength and healing.

Continue to remember Lou Krommendyk in your prayers. She is thankful to be back home. Pray for relief from pain, continued progress and that things would go well for her.

Give thanks that surgery was successful for Rog De Kruyf and that he was able to return home on Tuesday. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Jacoba Rens as she recovers from a fractured pelvis. Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.

The plan was for Lois Salazar to start chemo on Friday, Nov. 8. The next step after chemo is surgery. Pray for strength for Lois and Ted during this time of treatment and that the treatments will be effective. Pray for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

John Haveman was able to come home this week after being hospitalized. We pray for his continued strengthening.

Lyla Boer has moved from Sioux Center Hospital to Pleasant Acres in Hull. Please pray for her and Don during this transition time.

We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from surgeries, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We keep Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, in our prayers as he resides at Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids. We also remember those at home who aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western Christian invites all 5th-8th grade students and their parents to Explore Western, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:00p. Time will be spent sharing the unique ways Western is meeting the needs of 21st century students, and exploring how learning is an act of worship. You will meet the staff, tour the school, and see how God is working in the lives of our students. To help plan, please RSVP via email to wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com or call 439-1013. Even if you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to come!

   The Board of Directors at Western Christian invite you to reserve Friday, November 22, for the Western Christian Fall Bonanza. Highlight of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction (which will run from October 28 to November 18), a live auction, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. A Chuckwagon supper is new for this year’s meal. Check the flyer in your church mailbox or click on www.westernchristianhs.com for more information.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting Wed., Nov. 13, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights.

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH Soup and Pie Supper will be held on Thursday, November 14, from5:00-7:30p in the Hull Community Building. Freewill offering for Inspiration Hills.

LOVE INC GIVING TREES will be at the Pizza Ranch in Hull and M&H True Value in Rock Valley starting November 15th. Please take a heart and purchase the item listed for a child in our community. There are some new guidelines this year so please note the changes: purchase only the item listed on the heart, limit your gift to $25, and please return the gifts UNWRAPPED with the heart attached to the tree by December 2. Thank you for supporting this program!

DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, Sioux Center Health invites you and your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. To order, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Orders due Nov. 15.

DORDT UNIVERSITY students Pam Regnerus, organ, and Jamesdavid Ryan, voice, will present a joint recital at 4:00p on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.

THE NW IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present a Fall Concert, “The American Dream” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Tickets are available online at https://niso.dordt.edu and at the door the night of the concert. For more information, contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

LOVE INC is gearing up for the Holidays! Our Heart of Christmas event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30-11:00a at the Family Life Center in Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. This event is open to the public and we encourage parents and children to join us for a fun morning filled with games, activities, and cookie decorating as we celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ. If you’d like to volunteer at this event there are many opportunities. Call Love INC at 476-5990 to find out more!

ALL WOMEN are invited to come for a Weekend of Renewal Dec. 6&7! All women ages 11-111 are invited to come for worship, teaching and renewal. Hosted by collective women from multiple churches at Immanuel CRC in Orange City. For details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekend-of-renewal-tickets-75094131569. If you have questions about the weekend, feel free to reach out to us via email at: weekendofrenewal@gmail.com or find us on Facebook!

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE (April 2-14, 2020): Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul’s 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading Pauline scholar (who grew up in the Canadian CRC!), hosts this inspirational tour. For more information, visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu