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November 15, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 15, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister   WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY

Preparation for Worship: “When we give of what we have – our time, our prayers, our talents and our

financial gifts – God is able to bless and multiply those efforts. The resulting miracle is one where not just

 the poor – but the whole world – is able to eat and be satisfied!” (World Renew World Hunger Campaign)

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #567:1,2 “Here I Am to Worship” (LUYH)

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn: #603:1-3 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

WE RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE

The Law of God (James 1:19-27)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

*Statement of Calling: Our World Belongs to God #44 (PH p. 1033) in unison

*Hymn: “Hear the Call of the Kingdom” (HCS song)

Intercessory Prayer                                                                                              

Offering: World Renew/World Hunger

Offertory

Hymn: SW#56:1 “I Surrender All” (Deacons carry offering forward during this song)

Children’s message (children bring up Peter Fish)

WE LISTEN TO GOD

 *Song of Preparation: #280:1-3 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”  (stand after 1st verse)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 14:13-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “World Hunger Response”

Have compassion on those in need.

Know that we can do nothing apart from Christ.

Share with those in need.

Remember that God is able to bless and multiply our efforts.

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO SHARE WHAT WE’VE HEARD

*Song of Response: #210:1,2 “Whatsoever You Do to the Least”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #603:4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

*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: Wilmar & Betty Pollema, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dan & Lisa Poppema, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sherry Vant Hul, Shondra Wielenga, Samantha Pollema, Emily Fedders, Logan Baccam; PM Kyle LeLoux Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Cassidy Vant Hul, Justin Grevengoed, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Joel Leusink 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 World Renew/World Hunger

NEXT SUNDAY:  Talking Bibles

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mike & Connie G.    NEXT WEEK:  Ed & Noella Haveman

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                                                    NEXT WEEK:  Noah                                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Russ Vander Schaaf to Kevin Schutte; Harold Vander Vegte to Justin Van Zee; Joyce Vander Well to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jon Van Berkum to Lauren Runia; Nic Van Engen 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        Sunday School/Catechism

 10:45 AM        Choir

 10:45 AM        Christian Ed. Committee

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM         Christian Fellowship; Lunch: Mary Krommendyk & Vell Keizer       

MONDAY

   6:45 PM         GEMS at Hope CRC. Fundraising materials are due; remember to bring them with you.

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

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

    7:00 PM        YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Cassidy VH & Samantha P.; Lunch: Rachel K. & Jerad K.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 15, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Welcome to First CRC as we worship, learn and serve together. An especially warm greeting to our guests. 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. 

WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY: “They all ate and were satisfied” Luke 9:17a. Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fish and miraculously multiplied them to feed 5,000 people. Today we bring our own small offerings to God and ask him to multiply them through the work of World Renew so that all may overcome poverty and be satisfied. If you want to know more about what World Renew is doing to help people around the world, or if you want to find out ways that you can volunteer or get involved, please visit worldrenew.net.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from John 1:14-18, Hebrews 1:1-4 & Art. 1 of the Belgic Confession. His message is titled “Our Invisible God”

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

FROM THE DEACONS: The deacons would like to thank the congregation for their financial support for the parking lot project so far. The outstanding balance on the parking lot project is $82,607. Total cost of the project was $228,556; this puts us at 64% paid. Please prayerfully consider this in our upcoming Thanksgiving offering.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Please return boxes to the church kitchen by November 16th.

MISSION GUILD will NOT be meeting this coming Wednesday, Nov. 18th. Our next meeting will be Dec. 2. We will do Lesson 6. Each member is asked to bring a plate of goodies to this meeting.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Sos and Kara, our missionaries to South Africa, will be with us. A brief report will be given in the service and coffee will be served after the service.

REMINDER: All those who wish to have care packages for their sons and daughters need to email or contact Ruth before November 29th. A box has been placed in the kitchen to place your donations for the care packages.

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BAKE SALE is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 5, from 9a-2p in the Community Building. All church families are requested to bring one or more items. Please label and price your baked goods and bring them to the community building between 7:45-9:00a on Sat., Dec. 5, or to the church kitchen on Fri., Dec. 4. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Education Fund!

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.

SOS & KARA, our missionaries, our planning to be in our area Nov. 5 – Dec. 19.  They have expressed an interest in meeting with any organizations from our church (Adult Sunday School, GEMS, Cadets, etc.)  If your group would like them to participate, contact Tim Kats at 712-578-9728 or email timk@komfgco.com to see if they can fit it in their schedule.

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 to our dear friends and church family at Hull 1st CRC for all the prayers, cards, food and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our dear Mom. We are humbled at the support we have been given by all of you. A special thank you to Pastor Loren & Norma for your visit and to our Care Group for the plaque you gave us. –Peg & Ken Visser

THANK YOU! We would like to thank everyone for all of the kind words, memorials and cards we received over the last few weeks with the loss of Sean’s dad. A special thank you to Pastor Kotman and our care group for all they did. Losing both parents so close together is hard, but has really shown us how much of a blessing each of you are to this church family! –Sean, Stephanie, Christopher, Logan and Braden Baccam

THANK YOU to our church family for prayers, cards and memorial gifts. A special thank you to Pastor & Norma Kotman, Pastor & Ellen Klompien and to the many elders who visited our mom throughout the years as a shut-in. Thank you to mom’s Care Group #5 for the beautiful flowers and the meal that was served. Thanks to Care Group #8 for the beautiful plant. Above all we thank God for His faithfulness. –The Pollema Family

THANK YOU to all who remembered Wilmar with prayers, cards, visits, and words of encouragement during the time he was hospitalized with a GI bleed and then diagnosed as having multiple myeloma. This past week he had a bone marrow biopsy and a PET scan. Bone marrow numbers were lower and PET scan showed no activity, which they said he is in remission. He will have 3 more treatments and then decide on a maintenance program. Special thank you to Pastor & Norma Kotman, Pastor & Ellen Klompien and Elder Henry Kats for their visits. We praise God for His goodness and His faithfulness. –Wilmar & Betty

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Continue to pray for strength and healing for Joyce Kroese.

Please pray for Val Brummel in Guatemala. Val is leading three teams for Hope Haven at a camp for people with disabilities from November 5-28.

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

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.

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

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.

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; Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We express our sympathy to Bill & Wilma Heynen and family in the passing of their brother-in-law, Harold Van De Berg, 79, of Luverne, MN. Harold passed away Monday, Nov. 9. His funeral was held this past Thursday, Nov. 12. May God continue to provide the family with his comfort and care.

We continue to remember those recovering from recent surgeries. We pray for recovery, healing and patience.

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.

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: Mid-America Energy is currently sponsoring a rebate to replace light bulbs. The new bulbs we will be using last 5 times longer and use only 1/3 the electricity. We will be replacing EVERY LIGHT BULB IN SCHOOL! In order to save even more money, we will be replacing the bulbs ourselves. This will take place on Monday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6:00p. Changing these bulbs is a simple process, however because of the number needed to be changed it is a BIG task! We NEED many hands and ladders. Hope to see you on the 16th.

      Western is hosting an open house for all 5th-8th graders & their parents on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7p. RSVP by calling 439-1013.

      Western Fun’d Day: Fri., Nov. 20. Meal: 5-7p in the gym; auction: 6:30p and games for children in the auditorium from 6:30-9:00p.

      Western FFA Chapter becomes officially chartered on Mon., Nov. 23, at 7p in the Auditorium. Following the ceremony there will be time for refreshments and fellowship.  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

A BENEFIT SUPPER will be held for Chris Emery on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5-7p at American Reformed Church. Free will donations will be taken. All are welcome to attend!

INSPIRATION HILLS Ladies Auxiliary would like to invite you to dinner and entertainment on Tues., Nov. 17, at the Main Lodge. Dinner is at 6:30p with evening entertainment provided by Nora Ver Berg. The cost of the night is $10/person. RSVP: 712-986-5193.

JFA: Please join us for an informational meeting on Tues., Nov. 17, at 6p at JFA on upcoming mission trips planned. There will be pizza, so please RSVP calling Lauren at 476-2804.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley on Wed., Nov. 18, at 9:15a. Brunch is $4.00. Reservations are necessary. Call Winifred 470-5549 or Bertha 476-2583.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet Wed., Nov. 18, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA concert on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7:30p at Dordt. Advance tickets at True Vine, Dove Christian Bookstore and at the door the night of the concert.

ONE BODY ONE HOPE is a non-profit organization that works alongside a sisterhood of churches and 2 orphanages in Liberia. Last year Ebola ravaged West Africa. This year, we are celebrating God’s faithfulness in every circumstance. We invite you to join us the 3rd week in Nov. as we spend ourselves, joyfully, with gratitude in our hearts for the ways God has provided for our friends in Liberia – and for how he continues to transform us. Please join us for a week of solidarity and awareness as we raise funds for a much-needed water, hygiene, and sanitation project. For more information visit www.onebodyonehope.org.