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November 2, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 1, 2020

Rev. Carl Klompien…. Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.” (Psalm 7:1 KJV)

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude     

Call to Worship 

Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #460:1-4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*God’s Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Kings 24:8-20 & Ezra 1:1-11 (Text: Prov. 19:21)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “He Wins, Again”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Application: #412:1-5 “Jesus Shall Reign”

WE SEEK TO LIVE AS GOD’S PEOPLE

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

*Postlude

     (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)     

Your offering for the Building Fund can be placed in the offering plates

on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

 

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Darren & Darla Vant Hul, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Sherry Vant Hul, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Cooper Emerick, Abigail Kats, Lane Driesen

NEXT SUNDAY: Megan Kooima, Ashley Hulstein, Haley Struik, Mya Kleinwolterink, Aubri Fedders

USHERS FOR NOV.: Rick De Groot, Eric Kroese, Jake Ney, Marcus Kroese

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Building Fund  

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. African Widow Support

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk

                                                                                                                                  

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY:  Ben                                        

NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Dean & Steph Bonestroo

NEXT SUNDAY: Tyler & Liz Bonestroo

CORRESPONDENCE: Doug Pollema to Justin Van Zee; Kyle Pollema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Pete Pollema to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Waylon Pollema to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Wilmar Pollema to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dan Poppema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

    9:30 AM            Worship Service

  10:45 AM           Sunday School/Catechism Classes

  10:45 AM           Choir Rehearsal                                              

    6:00 PM            Evening Worship Service

    7:00 PM            Christian Fellowship will meet in the Youth Building

WEDNESDAY

    7:00 PM            YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Dylan Z. & Emma W. Lunch: Haley W. & Blaike B.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 1, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship on All Saints’ Day! Today we saints on earth join with the saints in heaven to sing praises around God’s 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.

WE WELCOME Rev. Carl Klompien as he leads our morning worship service and Barry Miedema as he leads our evening worship service.

PASTOR LOREN will be returning on Tuesday, Nov. 3. In case of a special need, you may call our Elder of Visitation, Larry Wielenga, or your Care Group Elder. Pastor Loren’s Sunday School class is meeting this morning in the pastor’s office.

YOU ARE INVITED to attend Christian Fellowship this year where we will be studying the message that is preached during the morning service. We are excited to gather together to dig a little deeper into the preached Word of God. Join us twice a month on Sunday evenings to discuss how we can apply to our hearts what we hear and have it extend to our hands and feet. An outline of questions was placed in your church mailbox last week. Our first meeting will take place after the evening service tonight in the Youth Building. We would love to have you join us.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING, the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Carlie June Kiers, infant daughter of Cody and Shelby and Wyatt Glen Scholten, infant son of Jon and Bethany.

OVER 1 BILLION PEOPLE around the world are hungry. In two weeks, we’ll be observing World Hunger Sunday. God gives us food for the body and food for the spirit. He has a place for all of us at His table. Spend time thinking about why and how we welcome others to God’s table.

NOTICE: The East half of the sanctuary will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. The back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mailboxes. There is a brochure inside the box with the gift suggestions and instructions. When you have filled the box, attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the gift is for a boy or girl and the age and tape it to the box. Filled boxes should be return to the church kitchen by Monday, November 16th.

THANK YOU very much for all the expressions of sympathy shown in the passing of Cornie Brands. God is Good!

                                                                                                                        -Jo Westra & family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Donna Rens had successful surgery in the Sioux Falls Hospital on Tuesday where 2 stents were put in. She                                   

      was able to return home on Wednesday. Pray for strength for Donna and for her family as they support her.

Galen Drent was admitted to the Rock Valley Hospital after an accident last week where he broke several bones in his back and neck. He is up and doing more and more walking and hopes to go home this weekend. His daughter from Omaha will be coming to stay with him for a few weeks. Pray for relief from the pain and complete healing.

Jo Westra (Mrs. Sid) fell and broke her hip. She had a partial hip replacement at Avera in Sioux Falls on Sunday. She was transferred to the Sioux Center Hospital on Wednesday where she will receive physical therapy for a couple of weeks. Pray for strength for Jo and relief from the pain.

Keep Matt & LuAnn in your prayers. Matt was admitted to the Sioux Center Nursing Home this week for hopefully a two week stay. Pray for Matt as he adjusts and that LuAnn is able to get some much-needed rest.

Jarvis De Wild will have chemo over the next 12 weeks. Then after 12 weeks of chemo, he will have a CT scan to see how well the chemo is working. The oncologist will evaluate after the CT scan what the next step will be.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

LeRoy Jongetjes continues on hospice at Rock Rapids Health Centre. He has had some infections and seems to be declining. Pray that he will be comfortable. He is not allowed to have visitors but cards are welcome. His address is 703 S. Union Street, Room 315, Rock Rapids, IA 51246.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Rock Rapids Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Marcus Maasen (11-year-old nephew of Evan & Sarah Wiersma) has been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer, Birkett Lymphoma. He started aggressive chemo and plans to continue this for the next few years. He is currently in the Pediatric ICU on a ventilator and sedated due to a large tumor in his abdomen causing low lung capacity. The breathing tube is doing what the doctors have hoped by opening up his lungs, giving his body time to heal and rest.

Betty Van Schepen will be dismissed from the hospital to her home on Thursday under the care of Hospice. Pray that she will be comfortable and for her family as they support her.

Jan Bakker is on a series of chemo treatments to treat recurring lymphoma activity. Pray for strength and the effectiveness of these treatments.

Ed Visser (grandfather of Mandy Hoekstra & brother-in-law to Virg & Joan Horstman) was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. He is home under Hospice care. Pray for comfort and peace for Ed and his wife, and the rest of the family.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS & Western are continuing to collect money for the NW IA Christian Schools Tuition Org. (NICSTO). This gift helps families with tuition assistance. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian or Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western Christian.

   Fall Bonanza: The Board of Western invites you to bid for and purchase items and gift cards, exclusively through our on-line auction platform. The link to the on-line auction is on our website. The Auction opened Friday, Oct. 30, and closes on Wed., Nov. 18, at 1:00p.   

   On Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00p Western invites all 5th-8th graders and their parents to explore Western, an opportunity to learn more about Christian high school education. You will learn about the unique ways Western is meeting the needs of 21st century students, and exploring how learning is an act of worship. You will meet staff, tour the school and see how God is working in the lives of our students. To help plan for the event, please RSVP to 439-1013 or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

   Soup Supper Update: For many years our school has held a Fall Soup Supper. Hours were spent preparing and serving soup, sandwiches and desserts. It was delicious and always well attended. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to offer a “Soupless and Workless Soup Supper” as an alternative fundraiser. We miss the camaraderie of working together and hosting this event, but there is still a financial need! The beauty of this new event is the ease of participating. No need to shop for ingredients or spend hours in the kitchen!  You also don’t need to leave your nice warm home; you can stay in your PJs! The Circle Board is asking that you make a special offering to HCS before Dec. 1st. Payment Options: 1) checks can be made payable to HCS with “soupless supper” on the memo line and sent to school with your child or dropped off in the office; 2) Checks made payable to HCS with “soupless supper” on the memo line and placed in the “scrip” mailbox at 1st CRC or designated mailbox at Hope CRC; 3) mail a check, with “soupless supper” on the memo line to Hull Christian School, 1301 5th St., Hull, IA 51239.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

HULL KIDS’ CLUB is earnestly looking for more volunteers for their Tuesday and Thursday faith based after school program. We are asking for you to prayerfully consider partnering with us as we need 10 more volunteers if we are going to begin the program in January as scheduled. Heightened precautionary measures will be implemented. Please get ahold of Pastor Aaron Deutsch at 605-742-4469 or aaron.lee.deutsch@gmail.com.

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Ref. Church from 7-9p on Nov. 3. A video “Schizophrenia and the Family” will be shown. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: On Sat., Nov. 7, the fall 2020 recital by internationally-acclaimed organist Isabelle Demers will be held at 7:30p in the auditorium. The Joan Ringerwole Organ Recital series seeks to promote the organ and its repertoire for the musical education and enjoyment of students, alumni, and the community by bringing nationally acclaimed organists to Dordt. Masks are required and seating will be socially distanced. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions on in-person attendance or cancellations.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you and your family to honor your loved one this holiday season by participating in the Loving Tree Project. Through your generous donation, you will receive a personalized ornament in memory of those you cherish.  These ornaments will decorate the Loving Tree in the Town Center at Sioux Center Heath throughout the holiday season. For more information or to order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Orders are due by Friday, Nov. 13th.