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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 19, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister World Hunger Sunday

 

Preparation for Worship: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matt. 25:35-40

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #146:1,3,4 “Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah!”

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #483:1,3,4 “How Great Thou Art”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: World Renew

Offertory: Video on Christ Church of Davis, CA where Eric Dirksen is the pastor

Children’s Message (collecting of Peter Fish)

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #602:1-2 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: I John 3:11-24

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Blessings: Share Them”

Prayer of Application

 

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #602:3-5 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #927 “God, the Father of Your People” (LUYH)

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand - organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

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

GREETERS THANKSGIVING: Mark & Sara Sandbulte, Deacon Dave & Sherry Van’t Hul

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Glen & Tami Scholten, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Julie Leusink, Trailie Vander Schaaf, Teagan

De Jager, Jenna Horrocks; PM Evan Schroeder Family

NURSERY THANKSGIVING: Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Braden Baccam, Emily Fedders, Alyssa Fedders

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Haley Wielenga, Faith Kleinwolterink, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Tom Sheffield Family

 

USHERS FOR NOV: Jake Ney, Jacob Westra, 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 World Renew

THANKSGIVING: As indicated on envelope. Loose offering will be for Benevolence

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christ Church of Davis, CA.; 2. The Bridge

 

  1. SERVERS TODAY: Galen & Connie K. NEXT WEEK: Larry & Faye Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene THANKSGIVING: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya

NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Eric Haveman to Justin Van Zee; George Heynen to Kevin Schutte; Larry Hoekstra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Terry Jansma to Lauren Runia; Gerald Jansen 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 (Beg.-5th grade meet in front of church)

10:45 AM Adult Sunday School

10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal in basement

6:00 PM Joint Evening Kiwanis Worship Service

7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Arlene Van’t Hul

MONDAY

6:45 PM GEMS meet at Hope CRC. All fundraising materials and money are due.

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

THURSDAY

9:30 AM Thanksgiving Day Service

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 19, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Children of light, we live in trust and joy, for God has destined us not for wrath but for salvation. Welcome! (Based on I Thessalonians 5:5,9) 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 through the work of World Renew to break barriers that lead to hunger. To learn more about how your gift will be used to equip people around the world, visit worldrenew.net.

PETER FISH will be collected this morning during the worship service followed by a children’s message.

SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGINNERS-5TH GRADE should meet in the front of the sanctuary after the morning service Nov. 19 (today), December 3, and December 10 instead of going to your regular Sunday School classes to practice for the Christmas program.

THE ANNUAL KIWANIS Thanks Service is this evening. Refreshments will be served following the service. There will be NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH this evening.

FROM THE DEACONS: Eric Dirksen is currently the pastor of Christ Church in Davis, CA. The church was started 7 years ago and they have been renting worship space ever since. Real estate in Davis, like the rest of California, is extremely expensive. A small neighboring church, who has been experiencing a declining congregation, has offered Christ Church the opportunity to purchase their church facility. They are doing so at a quarter of the price that the facility would be on the open market. They see Christ church as an opportunity to be the arms and legs of Jesus in a way that they can no longer be. Christ Church needs to raise $800,000 by January 2018 in order the purchase the facilities and begin renovations. For more information, see http://www.christchurchdavis.org/Oak-Avenue. The first offering on November 26 will be taken for Christ Church of Davis. This morning a video will be shown on Christ Church during the offertory.

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. Thanks you! -Karen

CANNED FOOD DRIVE for the Hull Food Pantry will be held on Thanksgiving. Children will be able to bring their canned goods to the front of church during the morning service.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Zoey Danielle Bauer, infant daughter of Cody and Kathy, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

GEMS are selling Tupperware and Wildtree for a fundraiser. If you’d like to order and have not been contacted by a GEM, contact Karinda de Boom, 605-321-1038, or hullgems@gmail.com.

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.

CHRISTIAN ED BAKE SALE is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p in the Community Bldg. 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 Dec. 2, or to the church kitchen on Fri., Dec. 1. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Ed Fund!

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!

TOUCH OF HOME boxes will once again be sent to all our college students prior to exam time. A box will be available in the narthex or church kitchen for your items. Any questions, call Tim Kats at 712-578-9728.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The second service on December 24 & December 31 will be held at 3:00p instead of 6p.

THE OFFICE OF SYNODICAL SERVICES is seeking young adults, between the ages of 18-26, to serve as young adult representatives at the annual synod in June. Contact the church office for more information.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR OCT.: Gen. Fund: $18,881; Building Fund: $730; Missions: $1,830; Hull Cadets/GEMS: $ 646.07; World Renew $4169; Talking Bibles: $1,474.35; Volunteers in Action: $1268; Family Crisis Center: $403.27; Royal Family Kids Camp; $369; Village Northwest: $1219.

THANK YOU to all who filled a Christmas Box this year. We filled 55 boxes. Thank you also to those who wrote out Christmas cards for prisoners. We mailed a large box of cards to Crossroads Prison Ministry.

THANK YOU for the Pastor Appreciation Coffee last Sunday evening and for all the other ways that you expressed your appreciation to us in the month of October. We are blessed to be a part of your lives.”

-Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman, Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien

THANK YOU: We want to THANK each of you for everything you have done for our family in the past year. All of the prayers, words of encouragement, cards, gift cards and all of the food that was brought in has been overwhelming. We know Eldon is in a better place and is finally breathing better. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and to Elder Dave Kroese for their many visits and phone calls. Thanks to Care Groups 2,3, and 9 for the plaques and for serving the lunch at the visitation. It is great to belong to such a caring and loving church.

-LuAnn, Matt and Josh; Jarvis & Shari De Wild and family; Ed & Noella Haveman and family

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 John Grevengoed was admitted to the Sheldon Hospital on Wednesday evening to regulate his diabetes and treat an infection where a lesion was removed. John had a bone marrow biopsy on Monday and is waiting for results on Nov. 28. Pray for a good report and for better health for John.

Ÿ Pray for Val Brummel as she is in Guatemala until 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 Mary Grooters has entered the care of hospice. She has weakened in recent days. We pray for her comfort and peace. We also pray for her family as they support her.

Ÿ We keep Dave Mulder, brother-in-law of Mike and Meredith Van Otterloo, in our prayers as he has entered 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.

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

DOVE AWARD WINNER and former member of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, will be performing a Back Porch Christmas on Sat., Dec. 2, at 6:00 at the Western Event Center. Western students will also be performing Christmas music starting at 5:30p. A love offering will be received for the after school program in Hull. Come join us for an evening of Christmas music as we prepare for the celebration of our Savior’s birth.

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.

SAVE THE DATE: The Hull Chamber invites you to a fantastic night of entertainment for all ages, welcoming Ben Glenn, The Chalk Guy, to Hull on Wed., Feb. 21, at 7:30p at Western. Ben has been a full time speaker since 1995, sharing with church groups, students and teachers all over the world. His story of growing up with Learning Disabilities and ADHD, as well as his amazing live art demonstration that he performs combine into a powerful as well as entertaining program. He is the author of “Simply Special: Learning to Love Your ADHD” and the founder of the Chalkguy LEGO drive. He, his wife and 2 daughters live in Indianapolis. Tickets will be $5 per person and will go on sale DECEMBER 1 at the Chamber Office. American State Bank & Iowa State Bank. For more information or to RSVP your Youth Group, please contact the Chamber Office at 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Village Treasure Chest in Sheldon. Young or old, men or women, whether you’d like to help price merchandise (a great sit-down job if you aren’t able to be on your feet), or run the cash register, we can use anyone. All proceeds from items sold at the Treasure Chest are used to provide opportunities for people with disabilities at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, If you’re interested, or for more information, call Samantha Waterstone, Volunteer Coordinator at (712) 324-5416.