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November 22, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 22, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister   STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

 

Preparation for Worship: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”.

Psalm 24:1

WE GATHER IN GOD’S HOUSE

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: SW#7 “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

GOD RECONCILES HIMSELF TO US

Call to Confession

God’s Will For Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: #254:1-3 “Remember Not, O God”

Congregational Prayer

WE OFFER OUR GIFTS TO GOD                                                                                             

Offering Our Gifts in Gratitude: Talking Bibles

Offertory

GOD COMES TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Hymn of Preparation: SW#50:1,2,5 “The Servant Song”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Corinthians 9 (pg. 1213)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Managing Earthly Treasures”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #296:1-5 “We Give You But Your Own”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #629: 1,2 “Worthy is Christ”

*Postlude       

   (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

clavinova….Dana Fedders

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Dan & Lisa Poppema, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson

THANKSGIVING DAY: Dave & Carol Rozeboom, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Ted & Lois Salazar, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Justin Grevengoed, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Joel Leusink Family

THANKSGIVING DAY: Steph Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, DaNae Van’t Hul, Anna Zomermaand, Dalton Westra

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Lane Driesen, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Skyler Bonestroo; PM Rick Leusink Family  

USHERS FOR NOV.: Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema, Darren Bonestroo, Randy Winterfeld

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Talking Bibles

THANKSGIVING DAY: As listed on your Thanksgiving envelope; loose offering: benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Back to God Hour

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ed & Noella H.         NEXT WEEK: Eric & Alysia Haveman

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                   THANKSGIVING:  Julie        

POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: Sally                                                                    

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Lee Van Grouw to Kevin Schutte; Clark Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Eldon Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Arlene Van Schepen to Lauren Runia; Johanna Van Surksum to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM        Sunday School/Catechism

 10:45 AM        Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

THURSDAY

   9:30 AM        Thanksgiving Day Worship Service

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 22, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Beautiful Savior, King of Creation! Today the church celebrates Christ as King of all. 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. 

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from James 1 titled “Our Unchanging God”.

THIS EVENING Sos and Kara, our missionaries to South Africa, will be with us. A brief report will be given in the service and coffee will be served after the service.

TODAY is the last Sunday that Mark & Leann Bosma and family will be worshipping with us. We wish them God’s blessing as they move to Sioux Falls.

HOPE HAVEN MAILING is Tuesday morning, Nov. 24th, at 8:00a. We will be stuffing envelopes. Meet at our church upper parking lot at 7:45a if a ride is needed. Anyone is invited to help.

OFFICE HOURS: Please note that I will be printing the bulletin on Wednesday this week. Please have all announcements to me by noon. Thank you!  -Karen

ANYONE K-12th GRADE who would like to do a musical number for our prelude at the Christmas Program on December 20th, please contact Dana Fedders by email at dandanaf@c-i-service.com or 439-2033 by December 6th. It can be a piano solo, duet or an instrumental number. Please share your talents with us!

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Sandy (Kroese) Westra was transferred, at her request, to Hope CRC. We wish her God’s blessing in her new church home.

REMINDER: All those who wish to have care packages for their sons and daughters need to email or contact Ruth before November 29th. A box has been placed in the kitchen to place your donations for the care packages.

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BAKE SALE is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 5, from 9a-2p in the Community Building. All church families are requested to bring one or more items. Please label and price your baked goods and bring them to the community building between 7:45-9:00a on Sat., Dec. 5, or to the church kitchen on Fri., Dec. 4. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Education Fund!

JUSTIN VAN ZEE, our missionary in Cambodia, will be in the area Mon., Nov. 30-Wed., December 2. He is interested in meeting with groups or individuals from our church. You can contact Justin by email: jstnvnz@gmail.com or contact Eric & Michelle Zomermaand at 712-578-9832 or ericzome@mtcnet.net.

THANK YOU to our care group for the meals and to the congregation for cards, prayers and support. We are thankful to God that Addison is doing so well. She will be retested in February. –John & Lindsey Pfingsten

THANK YOU to everyone who filled an Operation Christmas Child shoe box. We filled 69 boxes!

CRWM 2016 Calendars are on the narthex table. Please feel free to take one.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Continue to pray for strength and healing for Joyce Kroese.

Cliff Koele had hip surgery at Dakota Dunes on November 11. Pray for healing

Eleanor Kiers had her gall bladder removed on Tuesday. She is home now recuperating. Pray for relief from pain and healing.

Prayer for Heidi Dokter who was diagnosed with a tumor on her kidney. Surgery to remove the kidney is scheduled for December 9th.

Please pray for Val Brummel in Guatemala. Val is leading three teams for Hope Haven at a camp for people with disabilities from November 5-28.

Continue to pray for strength, healing and encouragement for Gaylene Bouma.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers. He is serving with the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. His e-mail address is sskoltn@gmail.com.

Gary Roetman continues to receive chemo and diabetes treatment. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We express our sympathy to Tim & Vicki Lammers & family in the passing of Tim’s father, Walt Lammers, 87, of Boyden. His funeral was held yesterday. May God provide the family with his comfort, but also with hope in the Resurrection of our Lord.

We continue to remember those recovering from recent surgeries. We pray for recovery, healing and patience.

Evelyn Dykstra continues her recovery at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Please pray for her comfort, healing, and for wisdom for the family as they make decisions for Evelyn’s care.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western FFA Chapter becomes officially chartered on Mon., Nov. 23, at 7p in the Auditorium. Following the ceremony there will be time for refreshments and fellowship.  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE: Choral Ensemble Christmas Concert, Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30p. Bella Voce, Kantorei, and Concert Choir present a concert of seasonal choral music, ranging from music of the Renaissance to music from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

THE NORTHWEST SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA led by conductor Dr. Bradley Miedema, will present its Fall Concert on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3:00p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Consisting of middle school and high school string players, NISYO will perform works by Vivaldi, Handel, Grainger, Meyer, Leyden, and more. The concert is free and open to the public.

CHORALE SERVICE of Lessons and Carols will be Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8:00p at Dordt. Presented biennially, the 69 member Chorale shares the retelling of the redemption story interspersed with new and familiar carols, including audience singing, brass, and organ.

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES CONCERT will be Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30p at Dordt. Featuring Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Band, the concert includes a lovely setting of Greensleeves by Alfred Reed, as well as the delightful Suite of Carols by Leroy Anderson.

THE HULL CHAMBER is excited to welcome Mark Schultz with Love & the Outcome & Jan Bauer as they present their holiday tour “A Different Kind of Christmas” on Sat., Dec. 12, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets are on sale now: General Admission $20; Groups of 10 or more $15; Gold Circle $25 at the Chamber Office, Iowa State Bank in Hull, True Vine in Sioux Center and Something Special in Rock Valley.

SIOUX COUNTY ORATORIO CHORUS: This season brings exciting opportunities for the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus and you are invited to be a part of it! Our season will include performances of Schubert’s Mass in G and Handel’s Zadok the Priest at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel, as well as a tremendous opportunity to join the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Rehearsals are at Northwestern beginning January 12 at 7:30p, with performances April 16 and 30. Spend your Tuesday evenings with us, bringing the best of the oratorio tradition to Life! Contact Mike Ochsner at mkchsnr@gmail.com with any questions.

CALVIN COLLEGE is pleased to announce a new $4000 Legacy Award to support new students who have a historical connection to the college.  The Legacy Award will be provided automatically to Fall 2016 incoming students who are members of a Christian Reformed Church and/or are children of alumni and will continue for up to 5 years. The Legacy Award combines the Denominational Grant-in-Aid and the Alumni Legacy Scholarship awards into one program for new students. For further details, please contact the Calvin College admissions or financial aid office (www.calvin.edu).

MISSION INDIA: Here are recent prayer requests from Mission India’s ministry partners: 1) The leader of the local governing body warned Saheena, a Church Planter, to stop sharing the Gospel; 2) 10 year old Laselvi received Jesus as her Savior at a Children’s Bible Club, but her parents won’t let her attend church; 3) Three Church Planters in Delhi, India were beaten by anti-Christian extremists. And when the Church Planter’s mentor tried to file a complaint, police beat him.

CROSSROAD CONNECTION: From Mafia to Ministry. One lonely night in his prison cell, former Mafia member Frankie Palermo encountered Christ and his life was changed forever. Frank and his wife Judy, founders of No Boundaries Ministries, share how they are seeing the Gospel restore lives as they travel the nation to preach in churches and prisons. Got o www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!