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MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 12, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Preparation for worship: “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matt. 5:44

FATHER GRANT CONTINUED PROTECTION FOR YOUR CHURCH

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

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

Baptism of Eli Schroeder

Baptism Hymn: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”

 

FATHER FORGIVE OUR ENEMIES AND FORGIVE US

God’s Will for Our Lives – Responsive Reading of the Law as summarized in Matthew (PH pg. 1018)

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #489:1-4 “When Peace like a River”

Congregational Prayer

 

FATHER EMPOWER US WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT

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

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Corinthians 4

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Persecuted, But Not Abandoned”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #559:1-4 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

 

FATHER, WE THANK YOU

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

 

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: Lavonne Kats

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dave & Carol Rozeboom, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ted & Lois Salazar, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM ; Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Maeva Haveman, Dason Van’t Hul, Dawson Feenstra; PM Kyle Te Slaa Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Julie Leusink, Trailie Vander Schaaf, Teagan De Jager, Jenna Horrocks; PM Heath Stoker Family

 

USHERS FOR NOV.: Jacob Westra, Jake Ney, Kyle Pollema, Ryan Bolkema

 

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 Education Fund

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: World Renew (World Hunger)

 

  1. SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Bobbie K. NEXT WEEK: Galen & Connie Kroese

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Jason; Run: Julie NEXT WEEK: Arlene

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

 

CORRESPONDENCE: John Grevengoed to Justin Van Zee; Mike Grevengoed to Kevin Schutte; Scott Grevengoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Travis Grevengoed to Lauren Runia; Ed Haveman to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

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

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee meets in the Youth Building.

6:00 PM Evening Service followed by coffee & cake in the basement

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 at Northside Court

8:00 PM Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 8 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 6. Opening Prayer: Peg Visser; Closing Prayer: Lavonne VS

7:00 PM YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Cassidy VH & Taylor W; Lunch: Haley D. & Dawson F.

7:00 PM Men’s Society

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 12, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters, grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Savior, Jesus. Welcome! 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 Eli John Schroeder, infant son of Evan and Rachel, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

 

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 8:1-8, 26-40 titled “Reaching Out to Non-Christians.

 

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet tonight at 5:00p in the Youth Building. Anyone who has just recently joined or are just curious about our evangelism group are encouraged to attend.

 

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Cake, coffee and juice will be served this evening after the service in appreciation of Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman and Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien.

 

POST HIGH: College/Career singles Bible study will meet this evening at 7:15p in the Youth Building. If you have questions, call Curt Van Grouw (451-8272).

 

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

 

THANKSGIVING OFFERING ENVELOPES are in the church mailboxes. Extra envelopes are available on the table.

 

LADIES who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, November 14, can meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

 

THE KIWANIS SERVICE will be held at our church next Sunday evening, November 19. Refreshments will be served following the service.

 

WORLD RENEW: Families in many parts of the work are working hard to break barriers that have kept them in a cycle of poverty and hunger. Through your Peter Fish contributions you are helping these families learn ways to improve their lives and write a new story that is filled with hope and promise. This week, please continue to read about God’s work breaking barriers in the Bible today. Then bring your Peter Fish banks to church next week as we commemorate World Hunger Sunday.

 

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thurs., Nov. 16, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. Please note the change in time, as we will be meeting at noon throughout the winter months. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish to share. Following our meal, we will play table games. Please call Pastor Aaron (605)-742-4469 or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with questions.

 

GEMS are selling Tupperware and Wild Tree for fundraising. If you are not contacted by a GEM and would like to purchase something, contact Karinda de Boom at 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com. Links to the fundraisers can also be found on the Hull GEMS Face book page.

 

GOSPEL MISSION NOVEMBER 29: Please join us as we have the opportunity to see our young people witness and offer special music to those at the Gospel Mission. George Heynen will deliver the message and it will be one more opportunity to show what it means to reach out and be the hands and feet of Jesus. Meet at the church parking lot at 6:30p if you want to take advantage of the “always fun” group rides.

 

LADIES are invited to help make fudge for prisoners in the church kitchen on Saturday, December 9, at 8:00a. Please bring a 9”x13” pan. All other supplies will be furnished.

 

HCS TOUR OF HOMES, in conjunction with Hull’s Winterfest, will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:00-8:00p and Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p. Tickets are available at the HCS office, Hair on Hickory, American State Bank and Iowa State Bank. Come and enjoy the 6 beautiful homes from new construction to remodels. The cost is $20.00. Thank you in advance for supporting our Christian School!

 

THANK YOU to our incredible church family for all the kind words, cards, gifts and acts of kindness demonstrated to us in the loss of our precious father. It is amazing how our church family always shows such love and care. We love and appreciate all of you. –Jim & Vell Keizer

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Continue to keep LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer as he continues his radiation treatments. Pray for healing.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to John & Amy Emerick and family in the passing of Amy’s grandfather, Peter Boer, age 90, of Sanborn. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Ÿ Pray for Val Brummel as she left for Guatemala on November 8, returning December 2. She is the Camp Coordinator for Hope Haven’s 3-week camp for people with disabilities in Guatemala. Pray for good health and strength for Val, the teams, and campers, and that Jesus’ love be evident to all.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We continue to pray for Cruise De Groot as he continues basic training in the Army.

Ÿ We express our sympathy to Don and Lyla Boer and family in the passing of Don’s brother, Peter Boer, 90, of Sanborn. The funeral was held this past Saturday. We keep the family in our prayers and take our hope in the death and resurrection of our Lord.

Ÿ We keep Dave Mulder, brother-in-law of Mike and Meredith Van Otterloo, in our prayers. Dave received news that cancer had returned and that any further treatment likely would not be effective. In consultation with doctors and family a decision was made for Dave to enter the care of hospice. Please pray for peace and comfort for Dave as well as for his family.

Ÿ We pray for Jan Bakker as she continues chemotherapy. Please pray for strength and effectiveness of treatment. We pray for Dwight and family as well as they support her.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

HCS is accepting applications for an immediate bookkeeper and Scrip director. The bookkeeper involves administrating payroll, tuition and monthly bills. The Scrip director will manage the Scrip program. The positions may be filled by one or two individuals. Applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or email rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

Western has a full-time opening for an assistant custodian beginning in Dec., 2017. Duties include cleaning & maintenance of the building. Applicants willing to work afternoon & evening hours are preferred. This position is hourly and includes generous benefits including group health insurance, paid holidays and vacation. If interested, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 or e-mail dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

The Board of Western invites you to join parents, alumni, and friends on Friday, Nov. 17, at Western’s annual Fun’d Day. There will be an evening meal at 5:00p, fun and games for children of all ages at 6:30p sponsored by the Western faculty, and an auction at 6:30p of donated items. The online auction opened Monday, Oct. 23, and closes Monday, Nov. 13. The link for the online and the meat order form is on our website www.westernchristianhs.com.

Western: All 5th-8th graders and their parents are invited to an open house at Western on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:00p to learn more about Western. You will have the opportunity to visit with teachers, coaches, and staff; tour the newly remodeled school; and see how God is working in the lives of Christian young men and women. Please RSVP by email to wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com or call 439-1013. Even if you do not RSVP you are still welcome to come.

HCS & Western are continuing to collect money for the Northwest Iowa 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 Iowa income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLC and 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 to this fund, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at HCS or Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT will host guest artists Lewis Lipnick, contraforte, and Tammy Miller, piano, for a guest concert at 7:30p on Wed., Nov. 15, in the Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH Wellness Fair is Thurs., Nov. 16, from 10-4p at Avera Home Medical Equipment. Listen to a free seminar at 3:00p by a sleep expert as well as get a free CPAP maintenance checkup. Vendors will be on site to answer questions and display new products. Visit siouxcenterhealth.org.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you and your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. Through your generous donation, you will receive a personalized ornament to cherish their memories. These ornaments will decorate the Loving Tree in the Town Center at Sioux Center Health throughout the holiday season. To order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Deadline Friday, Nov. 17.

HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL presents “Rejoice! The Gift of Mobility” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Tues., Dec. 19, at 7:00p. Tickets are $15. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available for $25 and include a meet and greet and premier seating. Tickets are on sale Friday, Nov. 3, at the Washington Pavilion Box Office or through www.washingtonpavilion.org. The Christmas concert will also feature the Sioux Falls Christian school hand bell choir. Proceeds will go towards funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2018.