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November 20, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 20, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    World Hunger Sunday

 

Preparation for Worship: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

PRAISING GOD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #253:1-3 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

ASKING GOD’S FORGIVENESS

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession/Silent Prayer

Song of Confession: #624 “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord” (unannounced)

Words of Assurance

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

Congregational Prayer

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Collecting of Peter Fish

Children’s message by Pastor Loren

Preparatory Hymn: #604:1,2 “I Then Shall Live” (Celebration Hymnal) (stand for vs. 2)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Kings 4:1-7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Jars of Blessings”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #604:3 “I Then Shall Live” (Celebration Hymnal)

GIVING TO GOD

Offering: World Renew

Offertory

LEAVING TO SERVE GOD

*Parting Blessing & Charge

*Parting Hymn: #938 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace” (LUYH)   

*Postlude                          

    (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Troy & Tina Bruxvoort, Elder Harry & Dee Meendering

THANKSGIVING: Roger & Fran De Kruyf, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Walt & Lavonne den Hoed, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Chris Baccam, Sawyer Rozeboom, Emma Westphal

THANKSGIVING: Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Samantha Pollema, Lane Driesen, Mitchell Fedders

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Struik, Shirley Van Engen, Erika Feenstra, Konner Struik, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Brian Rozeboom Family

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 World Renew

THANKSGIVING: As indicated on your Thanksgiving envelope; loose offering: Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Family Crisis Center

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Daryl & Marvella VW;  NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Maureen V.  

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie; THANKSGIVING:  Arlene;  NEXT SUNDAY:  Noah                                  

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                             NEXT SUNDAY:  Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Eric Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Galen Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; John Kroese to Lauren Runia; Larry 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 (see note in insert regarding program practice)

 10:45 AM    Choir Rehearsal (meet in the balcony)

 10:45 AM    Adult Sunday School

   2:15 PM    Service at Pleasant Acres

   6:00 PM    Kiwanis Thanks Service at the First Reformed Church

   7:00 PM    Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Ken & Mary Leusink

 MONDAY

   6:45 PM    GEMS. All fundraising materials and money are to be turned in.

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

THURSDAY

    9:30 AM   Thanksgiving Service        

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 20, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Christ is King of all creation, all times and seasons, all that we do as individuals and as the church. Welcome as we gather to worship before the throne. 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. 

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL Christmas Program Practice for Beginners thru 5th grade will be held at the Hull Christian School Gym for this week only. Please meet in your Sunday School rooms first and go over as a group. Parents, please pick your children up at the gym.

SERVICE AT PLEASANT ACRES will be this afternoon at 2:15p. We welcome anyone who wishes to contribute their gifts of special music.

THE ANNUAL KIWANIS Thanks Service will be this evening at 1st Reformed Church at 6:00p.

FROM THE DEACONS: Due to the disrepair of the church heating system, the council approved the purchase and installation of new boilers. Approximate cost for the boiler project is $40,500. Please prayerfully consider this in your giving in the coming months.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

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

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.

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. A basket has been placed in the narthex and a box in 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!

HULL GEMS CLUB is selling Stanley Products and Tupperware. If you need something and don’t have a GEMS girl stop by, contact Karinda de Boom at 605-321-1038.

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. -Karen

WE ARE SCHEDULED to do the service at the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on November 30. We have a piano player but encourage anyone who has a musical gift to join us. The service starts at 7:45p.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant membership of Drake Van’t Hul has been transferred, at his request, to Crossroads Fellowship CRC in West Des Moines. The communicant membership of Josie (Salazar) Moss, has been transferred, at her request to the First Reformed Church in Orange City. We with them God’s blessing in their new church home.

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BAKE SALE is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:00a-2:00p in the Community Building. All church 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 3, or to the church kitchen on Friday, December 2. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Education Fund!

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 remembering me with a card on my 90th birthday. It was much appreciated! God bless you.

                                                                                                                                    -Gerald Kroese

NOTES FROM COUNCIL MEETING:

1.      The Christmas program is scheduled for December 11 at 6:00p.

2.      The congregational meeting to vote on the 2017 budget will be December 12 at 7:30p.

3.      Old Year’s service will be combined with the New Years’ service on Sunday, January 1.

4.      Financial support previously designated for retiring missionaries Rev. Jan & Darlene Van Ee will now be

      used to support missionaries Michael & Megan Ribbons.

5.      The heating system boilers are being replaced at a cost of approximately $40,500.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR OCT.:

General Fund:    $23,857.00                 Building Fund:       $1,265.00             Royal Family Kids Camp:  $1,316.13

Mission Fund:        1,550.00                                                                          JFA:                                          496.24

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Ÿ  Congratulations to Heath & Kayla Stoker in the birth of a son, Keaton John, born Tuesday, Nov. 15th.

Ÿ  Congratulations to Rick & Tonya De Groot on the birth of a daughter, Tatum Rayne, born Wed., Nov. 16th.

Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy to Tami & Glen Scholten, Sam Scholten and Kait and Matt Schultze in the passing of Tami’s sister, Becki Enger, of Sanborn on November 11. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy to Teresa & Mark Fedders and family in the passing of Teresa’s grandfather, Eldon Techen, of rural Matlock on Nov. 14. May God provide you with His comfort and peace.

Ÿ  Goldie Veldman transferred to Pleasant Acres for further therapy. She is in Room 108.

Ÿ  Bette Marra is at Pleasant Acres for continued therapy. Pray for her strengthening.  

Ÿ  Doctors have started the evaluation process for a lung transplant for Eldon De Wild. Please keep Eldon and his family in your prayers during this time of uncertainty.

Ÿ  Continue to remember Maria Kotman in your prayers. Mayo Clinic confirmed the results of tests done by Stanford Medical Center and did further testing and like Stanford, they were not able to diagnose the cause of Maria’s health issues.

Ÿ  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.

Ÿ  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:    

Ÿ  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.

Ÿ  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

      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

DORDT COLLEGE invites you to the Instrumental Ensembles Concert on Friday, December 2. The free concert will be held in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at 7:30p.

NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA will present its Fall Concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3:00p in the Dordt Auditorium. Consisting of middle school and high school string players, NISYO will perform works by Davis, Holst, Newbold, Piazzolla and more. The concert is free and open to the public.

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!

JFA is gearing up for our annual service and learning trips! These trips are a wonderful opportunity to step outside your comfort zone while also having the chance to help one of our partner organizations further their call to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We’ll be going to Juarez, Mexico with Harvest Hands Ministries Jan. 27-Feb. 3, Jackson, MS with the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation (formerly the Spencer Perkins Center) Feb. 18-24, and to Jackson, MS with Voice of Calvary Ministries Feb. 25-March 3. We’d love to have you join us! For more info call Lauren at JFA at (712)476-2804 or email laurenk@jfa-nwiowa.org.