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November 18, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 18, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister    World Hunger Sunday

Preparation for worship:”But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace rise a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:17,18

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #501:1,3,7 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #461:1,4 “Beautiful Savior”

 

WE RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE

Summary of God’s Law

Response Call to Confession & Prayer (litany on PPT)

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Collection of Peter Fish

Children’s Message

*Hymn of Preparation: #606:1,2,4 “O God of Every Nation”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 12:35-48

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Hole in Our Gospel”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #603:1-4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

 

GIVING TO GOD

Congregational Prayer

Offering: World Renew

Offertory

 

LEAVING TO SERVE GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #320:1,2 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”  

*Postlude

   (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony; clavinova...Dana Fedders

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Matt & Bethany Bosma, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

THANKSGIVING: Bennett & Karen Bruxvoort, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Tonya De Groot, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Megan Kooima, Ashley Hulstein, Savannah Feenstra, Emily Fedders, Mitchell Fedders; PM Kiwanis Community Service at First Reformed Church

NURSERY THANKSGIVING: Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Talan De Yager, Ethan Ney, Amanda Wiersma

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kate Bonestroo, Lindsey Pfingsten, Kirsten Grevengoed, Braeden Kats, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Dan Fedders Family

 

USHERS FOR NOV.: Lynn Anderson, Scott Grevengoed, Jason Kats, Brody Pollema

VALET PARKING NOV.: Nov. 18: Curtis Van Grouw & Alex Westra; Nov. 22: Scott Kroese & Zach Mouw; Nov. 25: Kyle Pollema & Bryce Veldman:    

 

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

OFFERING THANKSGIVING: As indicated on your envelope; loose change Benevolence

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: 1) Christian Ed. Fund; 2) The Banquet in Sioux Falls

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Sean & Steph B.                               NEXT WEEK: Harlyn & Linda B.

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley; Thanksgiving: Arlene  NEXT WEEK: AM Arlene PM Jason/Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                        NEXT SUNDAY:  Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Devin Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; Matt Bosma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Loren Bouma to Kevin Schutte; Arlin Brummel to Lauren Runia; Phil Brummel to Michael Ribbens; Dennis Brunsting to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

 

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 (Beg.-5th grade meet in front of church)

 10:45 AM      Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM      Choir Rehearsal in the basement

   6:00 PM       Kiwanis Combined Evening Service at First Reformed Church

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship. Session 4 “The Philippian Jailer”. Lunch: Orv & Arlene

MONDAY

   6:45 PM       GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

THURSDAY

   9:30 AM       Thanksgiving Day Service   

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 18, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist urges us: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord! Come into his presence with singing!” (Psalm 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. 

 

TODAY, ON WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY, we bring our offerings to God and ask Him to use them to supply the needs of those living in poverty to achieve Uzima—a sense of wholeness and life as God intended it to be. To learn more about how your gift will be used to equip communities around the world, visit world renew.net.

 

THIS MORNING we will be collecting the Peter Fish. Pastor will also have a children’s message.

 

THIS MORNING we welcome Pete Hiemstra to our church family at First CRC. Pete’s membership comes to us from Sunnyslope CRC in Salem, Oregon.

 

THIS EVENING at 6:00p we join with churches from our community at 1st Reformed Church for the annual Kiwanis Thanksgiving service. Pastor Loren will bring the message.

 

ANYONE INTERESTED in playing a prelude for the Christmas program on December 9th, please contact Susan De Yager.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGINNERS-5th GRADE should meet in the front of the sanctuary after the morning service to practice for the Christmas program. We will also practice December 2 and December 9th.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: Please return your Sunday School attendance sheet to Don Krommendyk.

 

OFFICE HOURS: I will be in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I will be printing the bulletin on Wednesday noon. Please have any announcements to me prior to that time. Thank you! –Karen

 

THANKSGIVING DAY service is at 9:30a. Thanksgiving offering envelopes are in the church mailboxes and 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.

 

CHRISTIAN ED BAKE SALE is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 from 9:00a-2:00p in the Community Building. All families are requested to bring one or more items. Please label and price your baked goods according to the price guidelines placed in your mailbox and bring them to the community building between 7:45-9:00a on December 1 or to the church kitchen on Friday, Nov. 30. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Ed Fund!

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:00p.

 

THANK YOU:   I want to say thank you so much for all of the cards and gift cards I received for my birthday and since my accident. Thank you to Pastor Kotman & Norma for their visits and many phone calls, and to Dave Kroese and Larry Wielenga for their calls and visits. I also appreciate all the prayers and words of encouragement since my accident. I can’t wait to get home and see everyone. It is great to belong to such a loving and caring church. GOD’S GOT THIS!! -Matt De Wild

 

F STEET NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH in Lincoln, NE is looking for volunteers to help with updating a building to be used as a Thrift Store. We are looking for groups/individuals who might be interested in coming to Lincoln for a weekend or mid-week work trip. We hope to open the store in early January. Call Jeff Heerspink at 402-805-2667 or email: fstreetchurch.org with any questions. Your partnership with us in this project would be a huge blessing!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Pray for comfort for Dani & Carl Bonestroo. Dani had an ectopic pregnancy which had to be terminated. They covet your prayers in this difficult time.
  • Give thanks that Duane Vande Griend has made vast improvement in the last week. He finishes radiation on Monday. Continue to pray for better health.
  • Prayers are requested for Val Brummel in Guatemala. She is serving as Camp Director for Hope Haven’s Camp for people with disabilities in Chimaltenango. Val left November 8 and will return December 1.
  • Continue to remember Donna Rens in your prayers. Pray for strength and better health.
  • Orville Vant Hul broke a bone in his ankle. He is wearing a boot and must stay off his foot for the time being. He covets your prayers for healing.
  • Give thanks for progress made as Harry Meendering recovers from surgery for a detached retina.
  • Give thanks for the progress made for Marilyn Grevengoed. Continue to remember her as she recovers.  
  • Continue to remember Heath & Kayla Stoker in your prayers.
  • Give thanks that surgery went well for Lisa Wiersma on Tuesday. Preliminary results indicate no signs of cancer.
  • Continue to keep Matt & LuAnn DeWild in your prayers. They have moved into transitional housing for a couple weeks before returning home.
  • Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom in your prayers as she has a lot of pain due to a compression fracture in her back which cannot be treated with medication or surgery.  Pray for relief from the pain and for healing. She appreciates phone calls and visits.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Wilma Heynen remains at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. She has been receiving plasma treatments to build up her strength. We pray for these treatments to be effective and that she is able to feel progress. We pray for her husband, Bill, and the entire Heynen family.
  • Nathan Bakker underwent back surgery this past week and returned home. We pray for a recovery, healing, and relief from the pain he has been experiencing.
  • Zakiah Van Der Zwaag will be having a liver biopsy this coming Wednesday. He has been having issues with his liver functioning properly. We pray that the tests will give clear answers and provide the information needed for effective treatment. We pray for healing and peace.
  • Cody and Kathy Bauer ask for prayers as Cody plans to have back surgery on November 21 to repair a herniated disk. We pray for a successful surgery and for healing.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be having a Biannual Society Meeting on November 19 at 7:30p in the music room at school. We will be electing a new board member to replace Janelle De Wit who took the secretary position at HCS. We encourage absentee ballots if you are unable to attend.

      HCS is collecting money for the NWIA Christian Schools Tuition Org. (NICSTO). This gift helps families with tuition assistance. In exchange for your donation you will receive a 65% tax credit on your IA income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLOC & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). It can also be claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax. If interested contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at HCS.

      The Western Christian FFA Chapter will be hosting an appreciation supper for all area ag producers. All ag producers are invited to come Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30-7:00p to the cafeteria at Western Christian. FFA members will be grilling burgers and serving all the fixings to go with those burgers. It’s the Western Christian FFA way of celebration and thanksgiving for another harvest.

                  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES presents “Rejoice!” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30p at the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt. Tickets are $15 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $25 each. The VIP Meet & Greet begins at 6:00p in the Terrace Room at the Dordt Student Center. VIP tickets are only sold at Hope Haven. Tickets are on sale at Peoples Bank in Rock Valley, American State Bank in Sioux Center and Iowa State Bank in Orange City. Tickets may also be purchased at Rock Valley, Sioux Center and Orange City Christian schools and at Hope Haven. The Christmas concert will also feature a choir made up of students from Rock Valley, Orange City and Sioux Center Christian Schools. Proceeds will go towards funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip in 2019.

THE LOVE INC Heart of Christmas Event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9:30-11:00a in the FLC at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. This will be a family event which involves various fun activities such as cookie decorating, presentation of the Christmas story, hot chocolate and snacks, and the opportunity for families to receive a keepsake Christian Christmas book. The families who participate in the Christmas gift program will also receive their gifts on this day. We need volunteers to help at the various stations with the children and with set up/clean up. This is a new project for Love INC and our goal is to focus on the gift of Jesus Christ and family rather than simply on tangible gifts. Thank you in advance for your support!

THE LOVE INC Christmas trees will be located in Rock Valley at M&H True Value and in Hull at the Pizza Ranch again this year. The timeline will be a bit sooner as we are planning a family event on December 8th and want to distribute the gifts that day. Look for the trees with hearts on them already by November 19. Please limit your spending to $25 and only purchase the item listed on the tag as  each child will receive one gift. Gifts should be wrapped and returned to the trees with the original heart tag attached no later than December 4th.