November 17, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 17, 2019
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister
Preparation for Worship: “Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned. (James 5:12)
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #249:1-4 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
ASKING GOD’S FORGIVENESS
God’s Will for Our Lives
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of God’s Pardon
Song of Assurance: #161:1-5 “The Lord’s My Shepherd”
Gideon Representative: Virgil Houtkooper
WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #761:1,2 “I Will Hide Your Word Inside My Heart” (LUYH)
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Psalm 96, Deuteronomy 5:11, Lord’s Day 36&37
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Out of the Overflow of the Heart the Mouth Speaks”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD
*Song of Response: #634:1-3 “Father, We Love You”
*Parting Song : SW#18 “He Is Exalted”
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Jon & Bethany Scholten, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Matthew & Kait Schultze, Deacon Noah & Susan De Yager
NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Makenna Fedders, Madison Emerick, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Brian Rozeboom Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sheila Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Kade LeLoux, Savannah Feenstra, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Eric Rens Family
USHERS FOR NOV: Ted Salazar, David Te Krony, Zachary Vant Hul, Jacob Westra
VALET PARKING FOR NOV: Nov. 17: Jason Kats, Ben Vant Hul; Nov. 24: Grant Vanden Bosch,
Justin Pollema; Nov. 28: Tim Kats, Marcus Te Krony
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated
on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Gideons
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Pete & Nelva NEXT SUNDAY: Waylon & Melissa
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Connor NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Ryan Fedders to Justin Van Zee; Rob Fedders to Steve & Tara Dekkers; LeRoy Feenstra to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Randy Feenstra to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Cliff Gort to Lauren & Connie Runia; Howard Grevengoed to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes
10:45 AM Adult Sunday School
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Dave & Kay
7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study (meet in the Council Room)
9:50 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 9
2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 4. Lunch: Joyce Vande Griend
6:00 PM YPS meet at church to go to Dordt for a Youth Praise & Worship event
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
November 17, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist urges us: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord! Come into his presence with singing!” (Ps. 100:1-2 ESV). Let us do so! 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 we welcome Bailey (wife of Ben) Van’t Hul. Bailey’s membership comes to us from St Paul’s Lutheran church in Ireton. Welcome to our church family!
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Ruth 4 titled “Hope Granted”.
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Spencer Michael Bonestroo, infant son of Carl & Danielle, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
KIWANIS THANK SERVICE is scheduled for Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at First CRC. The offering is for Immunizations for Women and Children to prevent neo-natal tetanus.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes need to be returned to the church kitchen by Monday.
PLEASANT ACRES: Our church is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Thursday, November 21. Care Group 8 is encouraged to attend. The service starts at 7:15p.
THANKSGIVNG DAY service is at 9:30a. Thanksgiving offering envelopes were placed in the church mailboxes. Extra envelopes are available on the narthex table.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE for the Hull Food Pantry will be held Thanksgiving morning. Children will be able to bring their canned goods to the front of church during the morning service.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Monday, December 2, at 7:00p.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 15, at 3:00p. The services on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 will also be held at 3:00p.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Jeremy De Wild has been transferred, at his request, to Eastlake Church in Chula Vista, CA. We wish him God’s blessing in his new church home.
THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon at Homestead Commons. Please note that we will be meeting at noon during the winter months. You are invited to bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share for lunch. Please also consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will watch a documentary on the Algona POW Camp and Nativity. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.
THE OFFICE OF SYNODICAL SERVICES is in the process of nominating young adult representatives to the annual synod meeting held June 12-18 on the campus of Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI. If you are an adult between the ages of 18 and 26 and would like to experience the CRC Synod as a “young adult representative”, contact Larry Hoekstra for additional information (712-261-1403). Your travel, meals, and lodging are covered by the Synodical Services Office. Nominations are due by January 15, 2020.
OFERING AMOUNTS FOR OCT.:
General Fund: $28,956.28; Mission Fund: $1,444.00; Benevolent Fund: $360.00; World Renew: $3150.50
CFE: $771.43; African Widow & Orphan Support: $4,437.51; Sioux City Gospel Mission: $732.00
THANK YOU: We want to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, food, flowers, and other expressions of love for us through this journey. Thanks to Pastor Kotman and Pastor Klompien, and care group Elder Dave Te Slaa. Thanks to our care group and so many others for your visits and prayers. We truly felt blessed by your prayers, and we are so thankful for all of our church family. Above all we thank God for the miracle of healing. May God bless each one of you as you seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Thank you again!! Harry & Dee Meendering
THANK YOU: We would like to thank Rev. Kotman and Elder Daryl Wesselink for their phone calls before and after our son-in-law’s surgery. We also thank our congregation for your prayers and all those who sent cards. Above all we thank our Heavenly Father for answered prayers. -Rog & Linda Tiedeman
THANK YOU to the Sunday School children for the money you collected in the Peter Fish banks. You raised $727.51 for World Renew’s work to help hungry people around the world. -The Deacons
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Remember Ed Scholten in your prayers. Pray for relief from pain.
Shirley Rens is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Tuesday at the Orange City Hospital. Pray the surgery goes well and for a good recovery.
Continue to keep Val Brummel in your prayers. She is Hope Haven’s Camp Director for a camp for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. She will return on November 30.
Give thanks for the good progress that Harry Meendering is making with the physical therapy.
Sandy Starkenburg is scheduled for another scope on Thursday to determine a next step. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Sandy.
Jarvis De Wild will start another chemotherapy series on Monday. The plan is to remove a stent and feeding tube on Friday. Please pray for continued strength and healing.
Continue to remember Lou Krommendyk in your prayers. She is thankful to be back home. Pray for relief from pain, continued progress and that things would go well for her. She appreciates visitors.
Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.
Give thanks that Rog De Kruyf is improving and that he received a good report. Pray for continued healing.
Continue to remember Jacoba Rens as she recovers from a fractured pelvis. Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.
Continue to remember Ted and Lois Salazar in your prayers. Lois’s next chemo treatment is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27. Pray for God’s healing.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We continue to pray for health and strength for John Haveman as he continues his recovery at home.
We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from surgeries, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.
We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City and for Eileen as well as she supports him. We pray for Lyla Boer at Pleasant Acres and Don and family as they support her. We keep Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, in our prayers as he resides at Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids. We also remember those at home who aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.
Western invites all 5th-8th grade students and their parents to Explore Western, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:00p. You will meet the staff, tour the school, and see how God is working in the lives of our students. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 439-1013. Even if you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to come!
The Board of Directors at Western invite you to reserve Friday, November 22, for the Western Christian Fall Bonanza. Highlight of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction (which will run from October 28 to November 18), a live auction, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. A Chuckwagon supper is new for this year’s meal.
TRAVELING TO GRAND RAPIDS? Western has several years of The Banner in storage that they would like to clear from their shelves. The Canadian Ministries Headquarters of the CRCNA which is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, would like to have them as a resource. They are able to take the copies from Grant Rapids to Burlington, but would like someone to be able to transport them from Western to the denominational offices in Grand Rapids. There are several copies so you would need plenty of room in your vehicle to move them. If interested, please contact Pastor Todd Zuidema from Hope CRC. His email is email@example.com.
LOVE INC GIVING TREES will be at the Pizza Ranch in Hull and M&H True Value in Rock Valley starting Nov. 15th. Please take a heart and purchase the item listed for a child in our community. There are some new guidelines this year so please note the changes: purchase only the item listed on the heart, limit your gift to $25, and please return the gifts UNWRAPPED with the heart attached to the tree by Dec. 2.
LOVE INC is gearing up for the Holidays! Our Heart of Christmas event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30-11:00a at the Family Life Center in Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. This event is open to the public and we encourage parents and children to join us for a fun morning filled with games, activities, and cookie decorating as we celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ.
CROSSROADS will be hosting a gathering for mentors AND prospective mentors at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley on Dec. 7 from 9:00-11:00a. Please RSVP to Joni at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 25. Refreshments provided.
THE NW IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present a Fall Concert, “The American Dream” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Tickets available at the door.
ALL WOMEN are invited to come for a Weekend of Renewal Dec. 6&7 at Immanuel CRC in Orange City. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekend-of-renewal-tickets-75094131569.
DORDT CONCERT CHOIR will deliver the true message of Christmas with their voices this December by traveling around Sioux County and singing 4-5 classic Christmas carols for the person, family, business, or Christmas party of your choosing! A small donation for each “carol-o-gram” appreciated and proceeds will support the choir’s March tour. Pick up a form at the Info Desk or contact Ryan Smit directly email@example.com.