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November 22, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 22, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…. Minister     

Preparation for worship: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” I Peter 4:10

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude     

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”       

WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism of Hayden Grace Kroese

Baptism Hymn: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

God’s Will for Our Lives

Song of Commitment: SW#42:1,2 “Cry of My Heart”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS TO GOD

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: SW#46:1,2 “Grace Alone”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Malachi 3:6-12

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Robbing God”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #876:1-3 “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #620:3 “By the Sea of Crystal”  

*Postlude     

   (Please allow students/teachers to exit first)

Your offering for ­­­­the Christian Ed Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand  

pianist: Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Zach & Ashley Vant Hul, Deacon Travis & Brittany Veldman

GREETERS THANKSGIVING: Roger & Carol Vis, Elder Randy & Sandy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Evan & Shondra Wielenga, Deacon Ryan Fedders

NURSERY TODAY: Kari Ney, Connie Grevengoed, Kyrin De Groot, Isabella Zomermaand, Mitchell Fedders

NURSERY THANKSGIVING: Cassidy Vant Hul, Dana Fedders, Makenna Fedders, Logan Baccam, Traylie Vander Schaaf

NEXT SUNDAY: Mary Leusink, Shae Pollema, Savannah Feenstra, Haley Wielenga, Dylan Zomermaand

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 Christian Ed Fund

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Gideons; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk (set), Tonya (run)            NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk

THANKSGIVING: Arlene                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                        NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rick & Tonya                   NEXT SUNDAY: Jay & Donna De Wit

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Snieder to Justin Van Zee; Pete Soodsma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Robert Soodsma to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Jay Stellinga to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Kirk Struik to Lauren & Connie Runia; Ron Techen 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 (Beg.-3rd grade meet in front of church for Christmas Program practice)

 10:45 AM             Choir Rehearsal – please meet in the Sunday School room in the church basement

   6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service

THURSDAY

  9:30 PM              Thanksgiving Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 22, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Jesus said: “The kingdom of heaven is at hand”. May the Holy Spirit strengthen us for service in the kingdom.  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 MORNING we have the joy of witnessing the baptism of Hayden Grace Kroese, infant daughter of Ryan and Christine.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE: Please have all beginners through 3rd grade Sunday School students meet at the front of church for Christmas Program practice after the morning service.

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Klompien as he leads our worship service. His message is from Romans 10:1-13 titled “God’s Last Word”.

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

THE EAST HALF of the sanctuary is 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.

THANKSGIVING DAY service is at 9:30a. Thanksgiving offering envelopes were placed in the church mailboxes. Extra envelopes are available on the narthex table.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE for the Sioux Falls Gospel Mission will be held on Thanksgiving morning. Children may leave their canned goods in the narthex under the coat racks.

NEXT WEEK SUNDAY is the first Sunday of Advent. This year, there are children’s messages every Sunday leading up to Christmas like in year’s past, however, only certain classes will go up front for the children’s message each Sunday.  November 29 will be for 3&4-year olds (Beginners & Pre-K); Dec. 6: Kindergarten; Dec. 13: 1st & 2nd grade; Dec. 20: 3rd grade and Christmas Day: 4th grade.

SHARE GROUP: Due to continued concerns with COVID-19 cases in Sioux County, the SHARE group for widows and widowers will not meet in Nov. or December. Pastor Aaron and Deanna will reevaluate the situation in January and hope our gatherings can begin at that time. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

KIDS’ CLUB wants to thank those potential volunteers who came forward to say they would partner with us in January. Unfortunately, we were unable to gain an adequate number of volunteers to begin the program while still maintaining the safety of our students. For this reason, Kids’ Club will not meet this school year. Our sincere hope and prayer is to begin again in the Fall of 2021.

THANK YOU for all the phone calls and cards while I was in the hospital. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman and Elder Merlyn and Linda Kroese for their visits. -Jo Westra

WE ARE GRATEFUL to all of you who have supported us and our family with your prayers, cards, phone calls, and acts of kindness as we dealt with the Covid 19 virus. Thank you to our pastor for his phone calls and words of encouragement. We thank and praise God for His care and love given to us. Please continue to pray for those who are dealing with the virus: those in our church and in our community. -Jim & Donna Rens and family

THANK YOU to Pastor Kotman and Elder Larry Wielenga and all of our church family for your prayers, calls, cards, and food. We have been blessed by each one of you. We thank God for His healing and returning health. -Harry & Dee Meendering

THANK YOU to my care group for the beautiful flowers. I really appreciate it! -Lou Krommendyk

THANK YOU to those who put together an Operation Christmas Child box. Our church delivered 43 boxes.

THANK YOU for partnering in ministry in Cambodia! This year has brought more challenges than likely any of us imagined—and that makes ministry partnerships even more important. While I can’t visit you this year to thank you in person, please remember: we do this work together! First CRC’s support for this ministry has a direct impact by encouraging and equipping young leaders for the church in Cambodia. Thank you! -Justin Van Zee

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to all who mourn the passing of Esther Rozeboom on November 14. She was the mother of Dar Sohl and the sister of Duck Lokhorst. May God comfort this family in their sorrow. The funeral was held on Thursday. We also extend our Christian sympathy to all who mourn the passing of LeRoy Jongetjes last Sunday morning. He was a brother-in-law of Orv and Arlene Vant Hul. May God comfort this family in their loss. The funeral was held on Friday.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ken & Belle Draayer in the passing of their nephew, Ron De Weerd, age 69, of Rock Valley on Friday, November 13. Funeral services were held on Tuesday.

Galen Drent is gradually recovering from his back and neck injuries. Pray for relief from pain and complete healing. His daughter who came to help him went back home on November 20.

Give thanks that Jo (Mrs. Sid) Westra continues to improve from partial hip replacement surgery. She is now at Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids.

Matt De Wild continues as a resident at Royal Meadows in Sioux Center. He will likely be there another 4-6 weeks. Pray for recovery from a bed sore.

Give thanks that Cambria Van Middendorp is doing well and is almost back to her normal self. Brett and Kaleigh appreciate all the prayers and support.

Pray for all those in this congregation and beyond who are struggling with Covid.

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!

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Goldie Veldman; Rock Rapids Lyon Manor: Jo Westra, Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We keep Bob and Beth Marks in our prayers as they deal with Covid-19. Beth is dealing with her symptoms at home and Bob has been flown up to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. We pray for their encouragement in this difficult time and that they can return to full strength quickly.

We pray for Darlene Van Holland, mother of Pam Van Roekel, as she deals with Covid and other health complications.

Please keep Bruce & Kim Heynen in your prayers as they are recovering from Covid.

We remember Marcus Masen (11-year-old nephew of Evan & Sarah Wiersma) as he goes through chemo treatments.

Pray for strength for Jan Bakker as she goes through chemo treatments.

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 Board is looking for nominations of individuals to serve. If you know of someone who would make a great board member to help carry out the mission of Hull Christian School, please contact a current board member or Mr. Ten Pas.

   Soup Supper Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to offer a “Soupless and Workless Soup Supper”. The Circle Board is asking that you make a special offering before Dec. 1st.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOVE INC is hosting the Heart of Christmas event on Dec. 5th at Faith Ref. Church in Rock Valley. Drive up and be blessed with a gift bag full of fun kid-friendly things and a food basket to help you make a wonderful holiday meal. Register for this event by calling the Love INC office at 712-476-5990 before Nov. 25th between 8:30-12:30. You MUST register to participate!

LOVE INC has a GIVING TREE set up at the Pizza Ranch in Hull as a part of our Heart of Christmas event. Please take a heart off the tree, purchase the listed items and return them unwrapped to the tree by Mon., Nov. 30th.

DORDT: Due to capacity limits this season at home games, Dordt Defender general admission tickets & seat reservations for season ticket holders must be made online by visiting https://www.dordt.edu/athletics/tickets. There will be no walk-up tickets available.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CHORAL DEPT. will present a Christmas Choral Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30p. This is not open to the public but will be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/dordtwebcast3.

INSPIRATION HILLS has a full-time year-round Buildings & Grounds Manager position and a part-time Housekeeping Manager position. Details, benefits and qualifications can be found at www.inspirationhills.org.

INSPIRATION HILLS Christmas Fundraiser with baked goods, fresh baked breads, prepared meals, and frozen soups to go will be Dec. 18&19. Place your order by Dec. 11 by visiting the website or call 712-986-5193.