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November 20, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –Nov. 20, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: Loving God, for each one who leads us in worship today, we pray that they may be so filled with your Spirit that they will clearly reflect the glory of Christ in all they say and do. We pray that everyone in this place will know you are with us and be drawn to bring you all honor and praise. Amen (WSB-2nd Edition)

GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP

Prelude: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” & “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” – Lutkin/Hopson

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting  

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession/Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Response: #479:1-3 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

Ministry of Music: “Friends” Darren & Darla Vant Hul

Congregational Prayer

Offering: S.A.L.U.T.E

Offertory: orchestra “10,000 Reasons” (Bless the Lord) violin: Bethany, Madison, Haley, Jessica, Isabella, Maeva, Ava, Sophia; Viola: Kayla, Anna; Cello: Tyson, Jesse, Ainsley

WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #480:1-4 “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 3:14-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “My Prayer for You”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Response: SW#82:1,2 “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”

Update on Ukrainian Family: Larry Wielenga

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#46:1-2 “Grace Alone”  

*Postlude: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”  & “God Be With You Till We  Meet Again”

  Please allow teachers/students to exit first

*indicates congregation stand

 organist…MaryLou Wielenga

brass: Evan Schroeder, Alison Kroese, Konner Struik, Ethan Ney, Bethany Bosma

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Rob & Donna Fedders, Elder Doug & Sandy Pollema

GREET THANKSGIVING: LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra, Deacon Ross & Morgan Te Slaa

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

NURSERY TODAY: AM Cassidy Vant Hul, Dana Fedders, Logan Fedders, Taryne De Groot, Jesse Ney; PM Ryan Kroese Family

NURSERY THANKSGIVNG: Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Breckin Van Schepen, Kade LeLoux, Haley Wielenga

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Tysen Bosma, Cooper  Emerick, Braden Baccam; PM Rick Leusink Family

USHERS FOR NOV.: Glen Scholten, Dan Bonestroo, Ted Salazar, Evan Wielenga

VALET PARKING FOR NOV.: Nov. 20: Ben Vant Hul, Ryan Bolkema; Nov. 24:  Dalton Westra, Scott Kroese; Nov. 27: Konner Struik, Ashten Winterfeld

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Nov. 20: Ross Te Slaa; Nov. 24: Zach Vant Hul; Nov. 27: Dave Vant Hul

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for S.A.L.U.T.E. (Sending Appreciation & Love with Unending Thoughts of Esteem to our troops)

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. African Widows & Orphans

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Aletha                                         NEXT SUNDAY:  Stephen & Emily

POWER POINT TODAY:   AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kaden     NEXT SUNDAY:  Kirk                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle LeLoux                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle Te Slaa

CORRESPONDENCE: Ed Haveman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Haveman to Michael & Megan Ribbens; George Heynen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Andrew Hoekstra to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Larry Hoekstra to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

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

  10:45 AM     Choir Rehearsal

    6:00 PM      Kiwanis Thank Service

THURSDAY

    9:30 AM      Thanksgiving Day Worship Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 20, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of Christ the King, we welcome you to worship on this Sunday. Let us together praise and worship our God.  A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE will begin this morning. Please have students in the Beginners-5th grade classes meet in the sanctuary immediately after the service.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: If you would like your child to play an instrument for the prelude for the Christmas Program on Dec. 11, please contact Brittany Veldman at 712-441-3584. Thank you!

FAREWELL DINNER 12:00 SHARP! Those who signed up are welcome to go over to the school after church and visit with Pastor Loren and Norma Kotman before the meal is served.

KIWANIS THANKS SERVICE is scheduled for this evening at 6:00p. Pastor Keith Hoekstra will be bringing the message. Join with members of the Kiwanis, American Reformed, First Reformed, St. Paul Lutheran, Hope CRC and First CRC for this special service of worship and thanksgiving. Stay for refreshments after the service.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not be meeting tonight.

THANKSGIVING DAY service is at 9:30a. Pastor Tim Ouwinga will be leading our service.

NEXT SUNDAY Trevor Mouw from Sioux Center will be leading our worship services.

OFFICE HOURS: I will be in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. Please have all announcements to me by noon on Wednesday. Thank you! -Karen

CANNED FOOD DRIVE for the Hull Food Pantry will be held on Thursday morning. Children may leave their canned goods in the narthex under the coat racks.

PLEASE REMEMBER the pastor search committee in your prayers as they continue in the search process.

UPCOMING DATES:

Dec. 11: 3:00p Sunday School Christmas Program

Dec. 18: Lord’s Supper

Dec. 18: Sunday School/Catechism Classes will meet

Dec. 25: AM & PM: Christmas Day Services

Jan. 01: AM: Old Years’ Service; PM: New Years’ Service

Jan. 01: Sunday School classes will not meet

MEMBERSHIP RECEIVED: The membership of Valerie Van Schepen was received from Sioux Center Bridge of Hope CRC. Welcome to our church family!

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant membership of Pete Hiemstra was transferred, at his request, to the Sunnyslope CRC in Salem, Oregon. The communicant membership of Kerrigan (Kats) Granstra was transferred, at her request, to the First CRC of Sheldon. The communicant membership of Bryce Veldman was transferred, at his request, to the Inwood First Reformed Church. The communicant membership of Rachel Kats, was transferred, at her request, to the Inwood First Reformed Church. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church homes.

THANK YOU to those who put together an Operation Christmas Child box. Our church delivered 30 boxes.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Lois Salazar had her PET scan this past Tuesday and the results showed a small tumor on her liver. Because of the location and size, it does not justify major surgery. They were encouraged by her cancer marker decreasing slightly. It will be closely monitored for growth or spreading. Thank you for your prayers and please continue praying that it dissolves. We know prayer works!!

Jay Stellinga was released from the hospital on Wednesday. Give thanks that the surgery went well. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Rog & Mary De Groot and family in the passing of their sister-in-law, Gloria Van Beek, of Rock Valley, on Tuesday. Funeral services were held on Friday.

Give thanks that the lumpectomy surgery went well for Sharon Soodsma. A plan is being put in place for radiation treatments. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma as she recovers. Pray for strength and healing.

The procedure scheduled for Maddox Kooima on November 14 has been postponed to December 14. Pray that Carver and Maddox would stay healthy.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Rick Van Hill continues with cancer treatment. Pray for minimal side effects and for a better appetite.

Rog De Groot began cancer treatment on Tuesday, November 15. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Lavonne den Hoed is recovering well from the knee replacement surgery. Pray that physical therapy continues to go well and for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; River View Ridge: Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that the lumpectomy that Audrey Van Maanen had on Tuesday went very well. Radiation treatments will be determined after healing takes place. Thanks for all your prayers, calls and cards.

John Wolfswinkel, Andrea Westra’s father, has returned home and is doing well. We praise God for the care he received and pray for his continued recovery.

Donna Obbink, Diana Dykstra’s mother, experienced one or more small strokes last weekend. There are some resulting physical and motor skills challenges. We ask that you be in prayer for Donna and her family. We are grateful that she is back at her residence at Royal Meadows.

Jerry Van Roekel continues to recover in the rehabilitation facility in Sioux Falls. Praise that he was able to begin his rehabilitation at the hospital as they plan and prepare for his return home. We pray for continued healing and progress and that the house may be prepared to meet his needs as he comes home.

We continue to pray for Loren Van Otterloo as he is now in hospice care. We pray for comfort and the peace that passes understanding for Loren, Shelly, Lindsey, Allie, Nate, Trevin and for the extended family.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as she continues with chemo and infusions. We pray for the upcoming MRI.

Remember Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) as she deals with colon cancer. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Pray for those who are struggling with an addiction, emotional hurt, depression, and mental illness.

Pray for our families, our marriages, that God would strengthen them, guide them, and be honored in them.

Pray for those who cannot join us in worship, that they would be comforted and feel close to the congregation.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS is $20,000 short of its NICSTO goal of raising over $140,000. The money needs to be raised by December 1. This gift helps families with tuition assistance. In exchange for your donation, you will receive a 75% tax credit on your Iowa income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLC and Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). A portion of the donation can also be claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax. If you are interested in donating to this fund, please contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at HCS.

   HCS will be receiving at least one Ukrainian student in the next few weeks. We would like to hire a paraprofessional to support the student while bridging the potential language barrier, as well as other needs that may arise. This will begin as a full-time position, but may change as the needs change.

   Please consider attending the Western Christian Foundation Luncheon on Wednesday, December 7. This will begin at 12:30p in the Western Christian Event Center. Please RSVP by contacting Brad Vis at 605-359-5704 or brad.vis@westernchristianhs.com.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a small ensembles recital at 7:30p on Friday, December 2, in the B.J.  Haan Auditorium. The recital will feature Dordt University’s Saxophone Ensemble and Clarinet Choir.

LOVE INC is seeking a part-time (20 hours) Call Center Coordinator. This position requires strong inter-personal skills, discernment, personal boundaries, and attention to detail. Responsibilities include answering phones, coordinating screening of requests, discerning the nature and legitimacy of each need, and connecting people with local churches, volunteers, and resources. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Bilingual people are encouraged to apply. Send your resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT & SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS need more volunteers in the Hull area. If you are 55 years and older, we need you to help others in your community. Foster Grandparents help children who need assistance in schools, daycares, or Head Start Centers. Senior Companions visit adults that need assistance and companionship. Please call the FGP/SCP office at 712-476-2628 for more information.

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY outreach staff is accepting applications by appointment only for our Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program until April 30. Call Sioux County (712) 722-3611 for an appointment or for more information.