November 24, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 24, 2019
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister Stewardship Sunday
Preparation for Worship: What does the Lord require of you? To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #435:1-4 “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
CELEBRATING GOD’S GRACE
Baptism of Spencer Michael Bonestroo
Baptism Hymn: #454:1-3 “Now Thank We All Our God”
GIVING TO GOD
Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission
LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD
*Hymn of Preparation: #296:1-5 “We Give You But Your Own”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Luke 12:13-34
God’s Word Proclaimed: “My Greatest Treasure”
Prayer of Application
LEAVING TO SERVE GOD
*Hymn of Response: #288:1,4,5,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”
*God’s Will For Our Lives
*Parting Hymn: #611:1,2 “As Stewards of a Vineyard””
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
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organist…Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Matthew & Kait Schultze, Deacon Noah & Susan De Yager
THANKSGIVING DAY: Evan & Rachel Schroeder, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Tom & Ranae Sheffield, Deacon Matt & Bethany Bosma
NURSERY TODAY: AM Shelia Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Kade LeLoux, Savannah Feenstra, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Eric Rens Family
THANKSGIVING DAY: Cassidy Van’t Hul, Janice Driesen, Keagen Winterfeld, Emily Fedders, Amanda Wiersma
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Shae Pollema, Brooklyn Poppema, Bryson Sandbulte, Ashten Winterfeld; PM Brody Pollema Family
USHERS FOR DEC: Jay De Wit, Ryan Kroese, Jon Scholten, Rod Te Krony
VALET PARKING FOR NOV: Nov. 24: Grant Vanden Bosch, Justin Pollema; Nov. 28: Tim Kats, Marcus Te Krony; Dec. 1: Curtis Van Grouw, Andrew Hoekstra; Dec. 8: Sam Scholten, Alex Westra
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated
on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission PM Kiwanis Service: The EliMiNaTe Project to end maternal & neonatal tetanus
NEXT SUNDAY: Mission Fund
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa NEXT SUNDAY: Wilmar & Betty
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley
THANKSGIVING DAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Wilma Grevengoed to Justin Van Zee; Mike Grevengoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Scott Grevengoed to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Ed Haveman to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Eric Haveman to Lauren & Connie Runia; George Heynen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes (Program Practice Beg-6th grade)
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal (meet downstairs in the Pre-K room)
6:00 PM Kiwanis Thanks Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
November 24, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come” (Rev. 1:4). Welcome as we gather around the throne of Christ the King. 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 Spencer Michael Bonestroo, infant son of Carl & Danielle, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
BEGINNERS-6TH GRADE will be having Christmas Program practice this morning after the service in the front of church. Also, if there are any children that would like to play for the prelude for the program contact Amy Emerick (439-2985 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH this evening due to the Kiwanis Thanks Service
KIWANIS THANKS SERVICE is scheduled for this evening in our church. Pastor Todd will bring the message. Refreshments will be served following the service.
ADDRESS: Matt Starkenburg’s address should include Sioux Falls Community Work Center in additional to what is in News ‘n Notes. The correct zip code is 57117. Please note the corrections when sending a card/letter.
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
THANKSGIVNG 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 Hull Food Pantry will be held Thanksgiving morning. Children will be able to bring their canned goods to the front of church during the morning service.
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING the children of Wilma Grevengoed will be serving cake to the congregation in honor of Wilma’s 85th birthday, which is December 3.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Monday, December 2, at 7:00p.
ATTENTION CHURCH FAMILY: We are asking for your help with our church’s Guatemala Mission Project. In addition to prayer and financial support, there are many items that we need to collect for this project. A list has been provided in your church mailboxes. Extra copies will be available on the back table. Please place your donations in the box provided in the narthex. We THANK YOU in advance for your support and blessing “the least of these” with these everyday gifts that we take for granted.
CHRISTIAN ED BAKE SALE is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, from 9:00a-2:00p in the Community Building. All church families are requested to bring two 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 and 9:00a on December 7 or to the church kitchen on Friday, December 6. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Education Fund!
ADVANCE NOTICE: We will be making fudge for prisoners on Thursday, December 12, at 6:30p in the church basement. Ladies are requested to bring a couple of pans along if you can.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 15, at 3:00p. The services on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 will also be held at 3:00p.
THANKS to those who sent cards or gave words of comfort in the recent passing of a sister-in-law.
-Ken & Belle Draayer
THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, food, words of encouragement as Wilmar goes through this time of chemo treatments. Thanks to Pastor Kotman, Pastor Klompien and Elder Daryl Wesselink for your visits and phone calls. Above all we give all thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father for His goodness. Up-date for Wilmar is to continue with treatment every two weeks and starting in January it will be once a month. Again, thank you for your care and concern. -Wilmar & Betty Pollema
THANK YOU to those who put together an Operation Christmas Child box. Our church delivered 57 boxes!
THE OFFICE OF SYNODICAL SERVICES is in the process of nominating young adult representatives to the annual synod meeting held June 12-18 on the campus of Calvin University. If you’re an adult between the ages of 18-26 and would like to experience the CRC Synod contact Larry Hoekstra for additional information (712-261-1403). Your travel, meals, and lodging are covered by the Synodical Services Office.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We extend our Christian sympathy to Eric and Jana Rens in the passing of Jana’s Grandmother, Johanna Van Der Wiel. The funeral was held this past week in Pella, Iowa. May God comfort them in their sorrow.
Continue to remember Ed Scholten in your prayers. Pray for relief from pain.
Give thanks that knee replacement surgery went well for Shirley Rens on Tuesday. Pray that physical therapy will go well and for a good recovery. The plan was for Shirley to return home on Friday.
Continue to keep Val Brummel in your prayers. She is Hope Haven’s Camp Director for a camp for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. She will return on November 30.
Give thanks that Harry Meendering is making great progress. Pray for complete healing.
Sandy Starkenburg was scheduled for a scope on Thursday to determine the next step. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Sandy.
Give thanks that Jarvis De Wild continues to recover. The plan was for his stent to be removed on Friday. The feeding tube will stay in for a few more weeks. Pray for continued healing.
Continue to remember Lou Krommendyk in your prayers. She is thankful to be back home. Pray for relief from pain, continued progress and that things would go well for her. She appreciates visitors.
Give thanks that Jacoba Rens has less pain. Pray for strength for walking.
Continue to remember Ted and Lois Salazar in your prayers. Lois’s next chemo treatment is scheduled for Wednesday. Pray for God’s healing.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Jennifer Steiger had hip surgery this past week. We are thankful that all went well and we pray for her recovery.
We continue to pray for health and strength for John Haveman as he continues his recovery at home.
We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from surgeries, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.
We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City and for Eileen as well as she supports him. We pray for Lyla Boer at Pleasant Acres and Don and family as they support her. We also remember those at home who aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.
TRAVELING TO GRAND RAPIDS? Western has several years of The Banner in storage that they would like to clear from their shelves. The Canadian Ministries Headquarters of the CRCNA which is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, would like to have them as a resource. They are able to take the copies from Grant Rapids to Burlington, but would like someone to be able to transport them from Western to the denominational offices in Grand Rapids. There are several copies so you would need plenty of room in your vehicle to move them. If interested, please contact Pastor Todd Zuidema from Hope CRC. His email is email@example.com.
LOVE INC GIVING TREES will be at the Pizza Ranch in Hull and M&H True Value in Rock Valley starting Nov. 15th. Please take a heart and purchase the item listed for a child in our community. There are some new guidelines this year so please note the changes: purchase only the item listed on the heart, limit your gift to $25, and please return the gifts UNWRAPPED with the heart attached to the tree by Dec. 2.
LOVE INC is gearing up for the Holidays! Our Heart of Christmas event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30-11:00a at the Family Life Center in Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. This event is open to the public and we encourage parents and children to join us for a fun morning filled with games, activities, and cookie decorating as we celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ.
ORANGE CITY AREA HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE invites caregivers, families, and the public to celebrate loved ones who have passed away this past year as they light the Hospice Tree of Remembrance at 7:00p on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the lobby of Orange City Area Health System’s main campus. They will be honoring those served by Hospice from Nov 21, 2018 through Nov. 20, 2019. For more information, call 712-737-5279.
DORDT CONCERT CHOIR will deliver the true message of Christmas with their voices this December by traveling around Sioux County and singing 4-5 classic Christmas carols for the person, family, business, or Christmas party of your choosing! A small donation for each “carol-o-gram” appreciated and proceeds will support the choir’s March tour. Pick up a form at the Info Desk or contact Ryan Smit directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFA is planning the 2020 Service and Learning Opportunities and would love to have you join one of the teams! Dates & Places: Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez, MX: Jan. 17-24; JVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson, MS: Feb. 8-14; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson, MS: Feb. 15-21; Grace Reigns, Colorado City, UT: March 14-20. Each week is a wonderful opportunity of building relationships with people from a community which is very different than our own, through serving, learning, and studying God’s Word together. For more information or to sign up, call Nick Leloux at JFA 476-2804 or email email@example.com. An informational meeting will be held on Tues., Jan. 7, at 7:00p at the JFA Ministry Center.
JFA is excited to invite you on a Discovery Bus Tour! The tour will focus on our ministry partners in Utah, Great Commission Utah and Grace Reigns. Come along, see and experience how God is shining HIS love and light through these amazing ministries to the FDLS communities. The dates for this trip are April 21-28, 2020. If you are interested or want more information, contact Joel De Wit at JFA, 476-2804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.