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November 11, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 11, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister    

 

Preparation for worship: “O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all: them that persecute me, and deliver me.” Psalm 7:1 KJV

 

FATHER, GRANT CONTINUED PROTECTION FOR YOUR CHURCH

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening song: #313:1-4 “We Praise Thee, O God” (Blue Psalter)

 

FATHER, FORGIVE OUR ENEMIES AND FORGIVE US

God’s Will for Our Lives: Responsive Reading of the Summary of the Law (PH pg. 1018)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #489:1-4 “When Peace like a River” (vs. 1,2 a capella; 3,4 in unison)

Congregational Prayer

 

FATHER, EMPOWER US WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT

*Hymn of Preparation: #577:1-3 “Beams of Heaven”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 10:32-39, 13:3

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Persevering in the Face of Persecution”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #502:1-4 “The Church’s One Foundation”

 

FATHER, WE THANK YOU

Ministry update on the Christian Ed. Fund by Evan Wielenga

Offering: Christian Ed. Fund

Offertory

Recognition of our Veterans

*Patriotic Song: #807:1,4 “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” (Celebration Hymnal)

 

FATHER, ALL HONOR AND GLORY TO YOU

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #247:1 “All Glory Be to God on High”

*Postlude

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Matt & Bethany Bosma, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Makenna Fedders, Lane Driesen, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY:AM Megan Kooima, Ashley Hulstein, Savannah Feenstra, Emily Fedders, Mitchell Fedders; PM Community Service at First Reformed Church

 

USHERS FOR NOV .: Lynn Anderson, Scott Grevengoed, Jason Kats, Brody Pollema

VALET PARKING NOV.: Nov. 11: Jacob Westra, Justin Pollema; Nov. 18: Curtis Van Grouw, Alex Westra; Nov. 22: Scott Kroese, Zach Mouw; Nov. 25: Kyle Pollema, Bryce Veldman   

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

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: World Renew

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Lynn & Linda A.                        NEXT WEEK: Steph & Sean Baccam

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                       NEXT WEEK: Shirley

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                    NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Carl Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; John Bolkema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ryan Bolkema to Kevin Schutte; Dave Bonestroo to Lauren Runia; Darren Bonestroo to Michael Ribbens; Dean Bonestroo to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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 Meeting

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM       Evening Service

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

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   6:45 PM       Cadets: Regular meeting at the Clubhouse. Fundraiser orders due!!

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 5. Opening Prayer: Nelva P.; Closing Prayer: Linda B.

   7:00 PM       Men’s Society

   7:00 PM       YPS. Lesson/Christmas Project. Devotions: Amanda & Aimee. Lunch: Emma &

                          Dylan. Meet in the Church Basement.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 11, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Saints of God, welcome to worship! Today we remember those who are persecuted and those who have died for their faith, and we let God nourish us for our life of discipleship. 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 commemorate the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church.

 

PETER FISH: If your child did not get a Peter Fish last Sunday there are extra ones in the box under the mailboxes. They will need to be returned on Sunday morning, November 18th.

 

ANYONE INTERESTED in playing a prelude for the Christmas program on December 9th, please contact Susan De Yager.

 

LADIES & MEN who would like to help at JFA on Tuesday, Nov. 13, can meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

 

KIWANIS THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held Sunday evening, November 18, at the First Reformed Church at 6:00p. Pastor Loren will bring the message.

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Thurs., Nov. 15, at noon at Homestead Commons. Please note the change in time from our normal schedule as we will meet for noon lunch through the winter months. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share. Following our meal, we will play various table games. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Deutsch (605-742-4469) with questions.

 

THE CADETS will be selling the delicious Pastry Puffins again this year! If you have not had a Cadet come to visit you to take your order, please call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net to place an order. The proceeds are going towards purchasing MUCH needed new tents and camping gear!

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Wed., Nov. 14th.

 

CROSSROADS/NORTHWEST IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Ref. Church in Maurice. TEC is an interdenominational 3 day Christian retreat/lock in designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is Fri., Nov. 16-Sun., Nov. 18. Visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for the meals, visits, and prayers following Adley’s birth and NICU stay. We are grateful for the support that was shown during that time. We also appreciate the shower and gifts that were given to us! We feel blessed to be part of such a caring church family.

                                                                                                -Chris, Ashley, Caden, Jace and Adley Hulstein

THANK YOU for the Pastor Appreciation Coffee last Sunday evening and for all the ways that you have expressed your appreciation to us in the month of October. We are blessed to be a part of your lives.

                                                            -Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman and Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Prayers are requested for Val Brummel in Guatemala. She is serving as Camp Director for Hope Haven’s Camp for people with disabilities in Chimaltenango. Val left November 8 and will return December 1.
  • Donna Rens had an angiogram procedure done on Tuesday. Doctors inserted two stents. Give thanks that the procedure went well. Pray this will give Donna better health.
  • Orville Vant Hul broke a bone in his ankle. He is wearing a boot and must stay off his foot for another 6-8 weeks. He covets your prayers for healing.
  • Continue to pray for Harry Meendering as he recovers from surgery for a detached retina.
  • Pray for Eloise Sikma as she trains women in spiritual discipleship and evangelism with the Lydia Circle Ministries. Eloise is in Tanzania and Zambia for 15 days.
  • Give thanks for the progress made for Marilyn Grevengoed. Continue to remember her as she recovers.  
  • Heath Stoker is doing well, working and staying healthy. Heath and Kayla want to say thank you for the continued prayers and support as they continue on this cancer journey.
  • Remember Belle Draayer in prayer in her ongoing challenges in life.
  • Lisa Wiersma is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. Continue to pray for Lisa & Ben.
  • Colostomy surgery went well for Matt De Wild on Monday. The plan was for him to be released to outpatient on Friday, November 9. He hopes to come home shortly after Thanksgiving. Continue to remember Matt, LuAnn and Josh in your prayers.  

 

  • Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom in your prayers as she has a lot of pain due to a compression fracture in her back which cannot be treated with medication or surgery.  Pray for relief from the pain and for healing. She appreciates phone calls and visits.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Wilma Heynen has been hospitalized at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls this past week. She has been receiving treatments there. We pray for strength and that she feels better. We pray for her husband, Bill, and the entire Heynen family.
  • We express our sympathy to Eileen Boon in the passing of her sister, Rosemary Harman, 73, on Nov. 2. Her funeral was held this past Thursday at First Reformed Church in Hull. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and renewed hope through the resurrection of our Lord.
  • Nathan Bakker will be having back surgery this coming Monday. We pray for a successful surgery and for steady progress as he recovers.
  • We offer our congratulations to Adam and Cecelia (MacDonald) Vander Stoep, who were married recently in New York. We celebrate with the Vander Stoep family and we wish Adam and Cecelia the best as they begin their life together.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be having a Biannual Society Meeting on November 19 at 7:30p in the music room at school. We will be electing a new board member to replace Janelle De Wit who took the secretary position at HCS. We encourage absentee ballots if you are unable to attend.

      HCS is continuing to collect money for the NW IA Christian Schools Tuition Organization (NICSTO). This gift helps families with tuition assistance. In exchange for your donation you will receive a 65% tax credit on your IA income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLOC & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). It can also be claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian.

      All 5th-8th graders and their parents are invited to an open hour at Western on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00p to learn more about Western. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with teachers, coaches, and staff, tour the remodeled school, and see how God is working in the lives of Christian young men and women. Call 439-1013 to RSVP or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

      Western’s Veterans Appreciation Chapel is Monday, November 12, at 9:15a in the Event Center. Pastor Cory Van Sloten of Lebanon CRC of rural Sioux Center, who is also a Chaplain in the Iowa Army National Guard, the Commander of the Doornink-Brunsting American Legion Post 199 in Sioux Center, and the Vice President of Midwest Honor Flight, will be speaking. Local Veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend.

      The Board of Directors at Western invite you to reserve Fri., Nov. 16, for the debut of the Western Fall Bonanza. Formerly called FUND Night, our theme for the evening is a Windfall of Blessings. Highlights of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction, a live auction, a delicious meal, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. Check the flyer in the church mailbox or click on www.westernchristianhs.com for more information.

          

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will open its season “Orchestral Celebration” with a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Advance tickets at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center or can be purchased at the door the night of the concert.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wed., Nov. 14, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights.

COMING IN NOVEMBER: The Taylors, an award winning trio from the heart of North Carolina, are coming to the First Reformed Church in Hull for a gospel music concert on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:00p. The brother-sister trio’s music is a smooth blend of harmony. Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris will delight listeners with their spirit and enthusiasm for Gospel music. A freewill offering will be received.

HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES presents “Rejoice!” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30p at the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt. Tickets are $15 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $25 each. The VIP Meet & Greet begins at 6:00p in the Terrace Room at the Dordt Student Center. VIP tickets are only sold at Hope Haven. Tickets are on sale at Peoples Bank in Rock Valley, American State Bank in Sioux Center and Iowa State Bank in Orange city. Tickets may also be purchased at Rock Valley, Sioux Center and Orange City Christian schools and at Hope Haven. The Christmas concert will also feature a choir made up of students from Rock Valley, Orange City and Sioux Center Christian Schools. Proceeds will go towards funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2019.