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November 1, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 1, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

 

Preparation for Worship: “Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.”

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

Prelude: “Exalt, Exalt the Name of God” (PsH. #68:2) & “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand” 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #146:1-4 “Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah!”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

The Law of God

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #495:1-4 “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”

Prayers of God’s People                                                                                              

Offering: 1. Missions; 2. Minn-Ia-Kota

Offertory: “From Ocean Unto Ocean, Our Land Shall own Thee Lord”

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #543:1-3 “Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Romans 13:1-7 (pg. 1189); I Peter 2:13-14 (pg. 1271)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Restraint of Evil: Civil Authority”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #599:1-4 “God of All Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #620:1,3 “By the Sea of Crystal”

*Postlude: “For All the Saints”       

   (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Pete & Nelva Pollema, Deacon Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Elder Gerald Jansen

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Mindy Winterfeld, Maureen Veldman, Amanda Wiersma, Marcus

Te Krony, Jessica De Jager; PM Tim Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Judi Wesselink, Colin Westra, Erika Feenstra, Cory Ney; PM Eric Kroese Family

USHERS FOR NOV.: Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema, Darren Bonestroo, Randy Winterfeld

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Missions; 2. Minn-Ia-Kota

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Christian Ed. Fund; PM Kiwanis Service: Eliminate Initiative

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Randy & Lynette F.; NEXT WEEK: Scott & Sara Grevengoed

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Linda                      NEXT WEEK: AM Arlene; PM Jon                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Shad

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Te Slaa to Kevin Schutte; Justin Te Slaa to Justin Van Zee; Rog Tiedeman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ella Mae Vande Burgt to Lauren Runia; Dave Vande Griend to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM        Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM        Sunday School/Catechism

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM         Christian Fellowship; Lunch: Kay Kroese & Donna De Wit             

MONDAY

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study in the Youth Building

WEDNESDAY

    9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    6:45 PM        Cadets: do Lesson A-7 in your Nov. Quest.

    7:00 PM        Mission Guild. Lesson 5. Opening Prayer: Vell K.; Closing Prayer: Berdena B.

    7:00 PM        Music & Worship Committee – meet in the basement by the kitchen

    7:00 PM        Men’s Society

    7:00 PM        YPS. Fall Activity. Devotions: Skyler B. & Chris B.; Lunch: Dana D. & Alyssa F.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 1, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  “Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful.” Today we remember saints in heaven and celebrate our own sainthood on earth. 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. 

THE SECOND OFFERING this morning is for Minn-Ia-Kota, an organization that is a support system for our youth groups. They are in need of updating their passenger vans that they use for transportation to their activities.

PETER FISH will be handed out in Sunday School today. They will be collected on Sunday morning, November 15th. Extra Peter Fish are available under the mailboxes. Also, family devotionals are in your church mailbox.

THIS EVENING Pastor Kotman’s message is taken from Isaiah 55, Romans 11:33-36 & Belgic Confession Art. 1 titled “Beyond All Comprehension”.

HOPE HAVEN mailing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 8:00a in the Hope Haven Gym. Both men and women are encouraged to come and help! Your help would be greatly appreciated!

LADIES: Plan now to attend the open house (6:30-7:30p) baby shower for Megan Kooima & Grayson and Brittany Van Otterloo & Wyatt on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, in the church basement. Come and go as it works for you.

THE ANNUAL KIWANIS Thanksgiving Service is scheduled for next Sunday evening at 6:00p in our church.

POST HIGH: College/Career singles Bible study will be meeting the second Sunday of every month at 7:15p in the Youth Building. Our next meeting is November 8. Study books will be given out then. Question: contact Curt Van Grouw (712-451-8272), curtisvangrouw@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Due to work schedules, it is sometimes very difficult for those assigned to Funeral Lunch Work Groups to work the time assigned to them. Interested men and women who would be willing to help out are asked to call Arlene Van Schepen (439-2522) or Linda Brunsting (725-2530).

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students: We’re again participating in this project. Guidelines include: (1) English or Spanish cards; (2) you may add a special greeting, encouragement, or Bible verse, (3) sign only your first name; (4) place cards in a blank envelope. Box provided on the narthex table. Cards are due by Nov. 11th.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. There is a brochure inside with instructions. It also lists gift suggestions and there is a label to indicate whether the box is for a boy or girl. Attach the label to the top of the shoe box. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by November 16th.

CARDS & FUDGE for the Cornerstone Prison can be delivered to the Eastside Lutheran Church, 1300 E. 10th St., Sioux Falls, (North Door Entrance) Monday, Dec. 14, through Friday, Dec. 18 between 9:00a-4:00p or St. Michael Catholic Church, 1600 S. Marion Road (Main Entrance A) the same dates & times.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH is asking for donations of yarn. The inmates at the SDSP have the opportunity to knit hats for children in need. The prison does not provide the yarn, so we ask churches and individuals to help with this important ministry. Thank you for your generosity.

THANK YOU for the Pastor Appreciation Coffee last Sunday evening and for all the other ways that you expressed your appreciation to us in the past month. We are blessed to be a part of your lives.  -Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman, Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to John & Wilma Grevengoed & family in the passing of Wilma’s sister, Adriana Van Iperen, 90, of Hartley last week Wed. Funeral services were held Monday.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ken & Peg Visser in the passing her mother, Gert Meendering, of Inwood last Saturday evening. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.

Continue to pray for strength and healing for Joyce Kroese.

Please pray for Val Brummel and Norma Kotman as they travel to Guatemala. Val will be leading three teams for Hope Haven at a camp for people with disabilities from November 5-28. Norma will be participating in the first week (or children’s week) of camp from November 7 -14. Val and Norma thank you in advance for your prayers.

Continue to pray for strength, healing and encouragement for Gaylene Bouma.

Rick Kiers had a good report from his doctors on Wednesday. Praise God for healing mercies!

Doctors are pleased with Duane Vande Griend’s progress. No chemo is necessary. Give thanks for continued healing.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers. He is serving with the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. His e-mail address is sskoltn@gmail.com.

Anthony Smit returned to Aspen Heights on Friday, October 23, and is doing well.

Gary Roetman continues to receive chemo and diabetes treatment. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo.

Give thanks that Addison Pfingsten is recovering well from surgery. Pray for complete healing. John and Lindsey are so thankful for your prayers and support.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Please be in prayer for Cal Hoekema who will undergo surgery tomorrow, November 1, after recently being diagnosed with prostate cancer. We pray for a successful surgery and for his healing in the days that follow.

Give thanks that Jennifer Steiger had successful hip surgery this past week to repair a torn labrum. We continue our prayers for healing.

We continue to pray for Dick Dykstra after his recent hospitalization. We pray that he continues to gain strength.

We pray for Allie Van Kley’s continued healing aftr hip replacement surgery.

Evelyn Dykstra continues her recovery at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Please pray for her comfort, healing, and for wisdom for the family as they make decisions for Evelyn’s care.

Bob Marks continues his recovery from back surgery. He will have to be off of work for 6-8 weeks. We continue to pray for his healing and for patience during the recovery period.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be holding its annual Soup & Pie Supper on Thurs., Nov. 5. Serving begins at 5:00p in the school gym continuing until 7p. Free-will offering will be taken.

      HCS would like to show our appreciation to veterans by inviting them & spouses to join their child(ren), grandchild(ren), or special friend for lunch on Wed., Nov. 11, at 11:30a in the HCS gym. The sacrifice you made for our freedoms should not be forgotten. Call school at 439-2273 by Friday, Nov. 6, if you can join us.

      Western is hosting an open house for all 5th-8th graders and their parents on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7p. Parents & students will have an opportunity to meet with teachers and staff and learn more about the many academic, spiritual, and extracurricular opportunities that Western has to offer. RSVP by calling 439-1013.

      Western Fun’d Day: Fri., Nov. 20. Meal served 5-7p in the gym; auction at 6:30p and games for children in the auditorium from 6:30-9:00p. Check our website for auction items, meat orders, as well as online bidding for special auction items. Look for the line under “news” at our homepage. (www.westernchristianhs.com)   

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet Tues., Nov. 3, from 7-9p at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Dr. Neal De Roo will tell about his journey with depression. For information call Shirley (722-4462).

LOVING TREE PROJECT: Your family can become a part of the Hospice Loving Tree Project by making a donation in memory of a loved one. In exchange for this donation, you & your family can request a beautiful handcrafted porcelain ornament. To order an ornament, please visit siouxcenterhealth.org & return with payment to Sioux Center Health Hospice & Home Care by Thurs., Nov. 19.

COMMUNITY IMPACT Fundraising Event to benefit Siouxland Habitat for Humanity will be held at the Orange City Pizza Ranch on Tuesday, November 3. Volunteers will be working from 5:00-8:00p.

KATELYN’S FUND ORPHAN Ministry Auction will be held Fri., Nov. 6, at New Life Ref. Church in Sioux Center. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal; auction begins at 6:30p. Childcare provided.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will open its season, “Symphonic Journey”, with a concert on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7:30p at Dordt. Advance tickets are available at True Vine, Dove Christian Bookstore and at the door the night of the concert.

THE HULL CHAMBER is excited to welcome Mark Schultz with Love & the Outcome & Jon Bauer as they present their holiday tour “A Different Kind of Christmas” on Sat., Dec. 12, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office, Iowa State Bank (Hull branch) True Vine and Something Special. You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.itickets.com/events/345991.html. Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513.