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November 13, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 13, 2016

       Rev. Justin Van Zee.….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 COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #253:1-4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

*Opening Prayer          

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

CONFESSING BEFORE GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #486:1-3 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Missions

Offertory: DVD on Cambodia

Ministry Update

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Hymn of Preparation:  #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)     

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read:  John 21:1-19

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Failed Disciples”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #611:1,2 “Mighty to Save” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”   

*Postlude                          

    (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Eldon & LuAnn De Wild, Deacon Brad & Lisa Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Troy & Tina Bruxvoort, Elder Harry & Dolores Meendering

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Melissa Pollema, Kait Schultz, Jerad Kats, Dason Van’t Hul, Amanda Wiersma; PM Evan Wielenga Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Christopher Baccam, Sawyer Rozeboom, Emma Westphal

USHERS FOR NOV.: Grant Vanden Bosch, Evan Wielenga, Brent De Jager, Randy Westra

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Missions

NEXT SUNDAY: World Renew

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Sherry VH; NEXT SUNDAY: Daryl & Marvella VW

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk           NEXT SUNDAY: Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                           NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Cliff Koele to Kevin Schutte; Travis Kooima to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Nelvina Kroese to Lauren Runia; Dave Kroese 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

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM    College/Career Bible Study (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

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 1 Discover the Gift of Christmas

   7:00 PM    Mission Guild. Lesson 6. Opening Prayer: Joyce V.G.; Closing Prayer: Marge VE

   7:00 PM    Men’s Society

   7:00 PM    YPS Lesson. Lunch: Colin Westra & Anna Zomermaand

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 13, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We’re blessed by the presence of each person here today. 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. 

WE WELCOME Rev. Justin Van Zee, our missionary to Cambodia, as he leads our morning service. Pastor Klompien will be leading our evening worship service.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Tues., Nov. 15th.

PETER FISH will be collected next Sunday morning, November 20th.

THE ANNUAL KIWANIS Thanksgiving Service will be next Sunday evening at 1st Reformed Church.

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

REMINDER: All those who wish to have care packages for their sons and daughters need to email Ruth (ktsfmly@hotmail.com), text her at 712-578-9399 or put a note in her church mailbox by November 15th. A box has been placed in the narthex and the kitchen to place your donations for the care packages.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Any grade school or high school student who would like to do a musical number (piano or instrument) for our prelude at the Christmas Program on December 11 should contact Shondra Wielenga at shondrawielenga@gmail.com. Please share your talents with us!

THE CADETS are selling Puffins again! Proceeds this year are going to defray expenses for counselors and Cadets who wish to attend the International Camporee in the Black Hills next July. If you do not get contacted by a Cadet and would like to order some of these delicious pastries, call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602, or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net. Thank you!

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thurs., Nov. 17, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share with the group. We’ll enjoy a musical presentation by the Soodsma family. Call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with any questions.

THE HULL CHAMBER welcomes the Martins in Concert on Sat., Dec. 10, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets are $15 at the Chamber Office or Hull branches of American State Bank & Iowa State Bank.  

THANK YOU for calls, cards, prayers, food and the flower arrangement from the Care Group. A special thank you to Pastor Kotman, Elder Van’t Hul & Darla, and Pastor Klompien for words of comfort in the loss of my son, Paul. I give thanks to God for supporting and comforting me through this difficult time. –Johanna Westra

THANK YOU for the many cards and kind words we received following the illness and death of my brother, Paul. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman and Elder Tim & Ruth Kats for their phone calls, visits, and words of encouragement and support. It is a privilege and blessing to belong to this caring church family.  –Rob Westra family

THANK YOU to Pastor Loren, Pastor Klompien and Elder Lynn Anderson for the visits before and after my surgery. Thanks to the Care Group for the meals. Thanks for all the prayers, visits, and goodies brought by congregation members. It is such a blessing to be part of a caring praying church! –Carol Vis

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Goldie Veldman continues to be a patient at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray for healing.

Emalyn, nine-week old granddaughter of Greg and Teresa Vanden Bosch, has been in the hospital since birth. Pray that she takes the nourishment she needs.

Bette Marra moved to Pleasant Acres on Monday for therapy. Pray for her strengthening.  

Maria Kotman has been at Mayo Clinic this past week for tests and consultations with doctors. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing.

Eldon De Wild has been diagnosed with Anti-Synthetase Syndrome. He will be on Prednisone until Jan. 10 and then they will do more testing, including an evaluation to see if he qualifies for a lung transplant. Please keep Eldon and his family in your prayers during this time of uncertainty.

Prayers are requested for Val Brummel as she travels to Guatemala. She left on November 10 and will be returning December 3. Val is Camp Coordinator for Hope Haven’s Camp for people with disabilities in Guatemala. This Christian camp is a joyous event for the Campers and volunteers alike. Pray for safe travels, good health and strength, and spiritual renewal for all.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom and Anthony Smit at Aspen  Heights; Don Westra in his home, Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We continue to keep Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Marideth Van Otterloo, and Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, in our prayers as they are soon to begin or continue with treatment for cancer. We pray for encouragement, peace and healing.

We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and 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

           Western invites all 5th-8th graders and their parents to an Open House on Tues., Nov. 15, at 7:00p to learn more about Western. You’ll have an opportunity to visit with teachers, coaches, and staff; tour the newly remodeled school. Please RSVP to 712-439-1013 or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com. Even if you don’t RSVP you are still welcome to come.

      Western: Alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of Western are invited to the biggest and best FUN’D day ever on Friday, Nov. 18. A free-will donation supper will be held from 5-7p in the cafeteria. The auction will be held in the new Event Center with awesome new items for sale this year. In addition to the auction and supper, there will be an extravaganza of new games and new inflatables in the gymnasium for children of all ages. Tours of the new facilities at Western will also be offered from 4:30-6:30p. The online auction opens Oct. 24 at www.westernchristianhs.com.

      HCS & Western are 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 Iowa income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLC & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). If can also be claimed on your federal income tax. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian or Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western.

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NW IOWA Symphony Orchestra will open its season, “Musical Gems” with a concert on Tues., Nov. 15, at 7:30p at Dordt. Advance tickets available at True Vine, Dove Christian Bookstore or at the door.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH will be held on Wed., Nov. 16, in the Whispering Heights Community Room at 9:15a. There will be an inspirational message by Barbara Matson titled “Choices in the Crossroads of Life”. The feature is Michelle Kuiken, a professional organizer. Vonnie Van Ginkel will favor us with her music. Brunch is $4.00. Please call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583 if you would like to come!

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet Wed., Nov. 16, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind. For more information, call Melinda at 476-8214. New members are always welcome!

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wed., Nov. 16, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Ashley Anderson will talk about the holidays and dementia families. RSVP to Ashley by Monday, Nov. 14, at 722-8157. Refreshments will be provided.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a cardiovascular screening Thurs., Nov. 17, from noon-3:00p. Call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients and caregivers on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Pointe Gathering Room. The support group is to empower each member through new information and strategies for challenging problems, finding support or helping others and feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges. For questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be dealing with holidays. If you have questions, call (712) 324-6467.

DORDT welcomes French organist Olivier Latry, one of the most distinguished concert organists in the world today and one of three titular organists at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame Paris on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30p.

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, you and your family can become a part of the Hospice Loving Tree Project by making a generous donation in memory of your loved one; you will receive a personalized ornament. To order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org and return with payment by Thurs., Nov. 17.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Pork Burger Supper will be Sat., Dec. 3, from 5-7p at the Ireton Community Center. The Sioux County Pork Producers will be grilling, and we’ll fill your family up with sides, dessert and apple cider. Enjoy a great night together and help bless families in need of housing. Funds raised will support projects going on in Ireton and all of Siouxland. We would love to see you there!