November 26, 2017
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 26, 2017
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister Stewardship Sunday
Preparation for Worship: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” Ps. 8:3,4
WE GATHER IN TO WORSHIP
*Call to Worship: Psalm 34:1-3
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #243:1-3 “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling”
WE COME TO PROFESS OUR FAITH AND COVENANT PROMISES
Baptism of Zoey Danielle Bauer
Song of Praise: #420:1-3 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
*Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)
*Hymn: #454:3 “Now Thank We All Our God”
WE COME TO HEAR
*Song of Preparation: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: I Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19
God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Blessings: Use Them Wisely”
Prayer of Application
WE LEAVE AS STEWARDS OF GOD’S WORLD
*Song of Response: #296:1-5 “We Give You But Your Own”
Offering: 1. Christ Church of Davis, CA.; 2. The Bridge
*Reading in Unison:
As God’s creatures we are made in his image to represent him on earth, and to live in loving communion with him. By sovereign appointment we are earthkeepers and caretakers: loving our neighbor, tending the creation, and meeting our needs. God uses our skills in the unfolding and well-being of his world. (OWBTG #10)
*Closing Song: #320:1,2 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”
*indicates congregation stand
organist…Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a
GREETERS TODAY: Glen & Tami Scholten, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: John & Agnes Scholten, Deacon Noah & Susan De Yager
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Haley Wielenga, Faith Kleinwolterink, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Tom Sheffield Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Emma Westphal, Ashten Winterfeld, Cory Ney; PM Heath Stoker Family
USHERS FOR DEC: Kyle Pollema, Ryan Bolkema, Devin Bonestroo, Zachary De Jager
VALET PARKING DEC.: AM Jerad Kats, Taylor Westphal/PM Marcus Te Krony, Curtis Van Grouw
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christ Church of Davis, CA.; 2. The Bridge
OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Churches for Middle East Peace
- SERVERS TODAY: Larry & Faye K. NEXT WEEK: Merlyn & Linda Kroese
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Brad Kats to Justin Van Zee; Henry Kats to Kevin Schutte; Shad Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Tim Kats to Lauren Runia; Jim Keizer to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”).
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 9
6:30 PM YPS – going to SF Gospel Mission
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 7. Opening Prayer; Nelva Pollema;
Closing Prayer: Aletha Oostenink
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
November 26, 2017
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to our celebration of Christ as the all-powerful King of our lives and the world. 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 Zoey Danielle Bauer, infant daughter of Cody and Kathy, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGINNERS-5TH GRADE should meet in the front of the sanctuary after the morning service instead of going to your regular Sunday School classes to practice for the Christmas program.
THIS EVENING we welcome Pastor Carl Klompien as he leads our worship service. His message is from Psalm 107:1-22 titled “The God Who Saves”.
LADIES who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 28, can meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.
REMINDER: Please join us as we have the opportunity to see our young people witness and offer special music to those at the Gospel Mission on Wed., Nov. 29th. George Heynen will deliver the message and it will be one more opportunity to show what it means to reach out and be the hands and feet of Jesus. Meet at the church parking lot at 6:30p if you want to take advantage of the “always fun” group rides.
CHRISTIAN ED BAKE SALE is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p in the Community Bldg. All families are requested to bring one or more items. Please label and price your baked goods according to the price guidelines that was in your mailbox and bring them to the community building between 7:45-9:00a on Dec. 2, or to the church kitchen on Fri., Dec. 1. Thank you in advance for helping our church’s Christian Ed Fund!
LADIES are invited to help make fudge for prisoners in the church kitchen on Saturday, December 9, at 8:00a. Please bring a 9”x13” pan. All other supplies will be furnished.
HCS TOUR OF HOMES, in conjunction with Hull’s Winterfest, will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:00-8:00p and Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p. Tickets are available at the HCS office, Hair on Hickory, American State Bank and Iowa State Bank. Come and enjoy the 6 beautiful homes from new construction to remodels. The cost is $20.00. Thank you in advance for supporting our Christian School!
TOUCH OF HOME boxes will once again be sent to all our college students prior to exam time. A box will be available in the narthex or church kitchen for your items. Any questions, call Tim Kats at 712-578-9728.
THE OFFICE OF SYNODICAL SERVICES is seeking young adults, between the ages of 18-26, to serve as young adult representatives at the annual synod in June. Contact the church office for more information.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Continue to keep LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer as he continues his radiation treatments. Pray for healing.
Congratulations to Jesse & Amber Vande Weerd on the birth of a daughter, Destiny Lynn, on Saturday, November 18.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Pete & Nelva Pollema and family in the passing of Pete’s brother, Frank, of Sioux Center. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.
John Grevengoed has been diagnosed with a bone marrow disorder which is a precursor to leukemia. John is starting chemo treatments. Pray for healing.
Pray for Val Brummel as she is in Guatemala until December 2. She is the Camp Coordinator for Hope Haven’s 3-week camp for people with disabilities in Guatemala. Pray for good health and strength for Val, the teams, and campers, and that Jesus’ love be evident to all.
Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Mary Grooters continues under the care of hospice. We pray for her comfort and peace. We also pray for her family as they support her.
Dave Van Otterloo was able to return home after back surgery. Please pray for healing over the next few weeks and patience through the process.
We pray for Jan Bakker as she continues chemotherapy. Please pray for strength and effectiveness of treatment. We pray for Dwight and family as well as they support her.
We keep Dave Mulder, brother-in-law of Mike and Meredith Van Otterloo in our prayers as he has entered the care of hospice. Please pray for peace and comfort for Dave as well as for his family.
We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.
HCS is accepting applications for an immediate bookkeeper and Scrip director. The bookkeeper involves administrating payroll, tuition and monthly bills. The Scrip director will manage the Scrip program. The positions may be filled by one or two individuals. Applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Western Music Department will present a Christmas Concert on December 11 at the BJ Haan Auditorium at 7:00p. The concert will include the choirs, bands, and orchestra. We will have a bake sale at the concert to help support the music department.
SIOUX CENTR HEALTH invites you and your family to join us on Thursday, November 30, at 5:30p in the Town Center for a special memorial service as we light the Loving Tree to remember and celebrate the lives of those we will never forget. Refreshments will be served following the service.
MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT Open House will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4:00-5:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. We will have dementia resources available along with educational material. Refreshment will be served. We want to encourage family and friends of people with dementia to attend.
DOVE AWARD WINNER and former member of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, will be performing a Back Porch Christmas on Sat., Dec. 2, at 6:00 at the Western Event Center. Western students will also be performing Christmas music starting at 5:30p. A love offering will be received for the after school program in Hull. Come join us for an evening of Christmas music as we prepare for the celebration of our Savior’s birth.
DORDT COLLEGE will present its Choral Ensembles Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec., 8, at 7:30p in the BJ Haan Auditorium. This concert will feature Bella Voce, Kantorei, and Concert Choir. Highlights include the holiday classic “Winter Wonderland,” two Alfred Burt carols, and “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest,” an extended work for choir, harp, guitar, and marimba that is comprised of 11 Hispanic Christmas songs.
THE NORTHWEST IOWA Sympathy Youth Orchestra, led by conductor Dr. Christopher Stanichar, will present its Fall Concert on Sat., Dec. 9, at 3:00p in the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt. Consisting of talented middle school and high school string players, NISYO will perform works by Mozart, Grieg, and Gibbs, as well as string arrangements of Coldplay and Mannheim Steamroller. The concert is free and open to the public.
HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL presents “Rejoice! The Gift of Mobility” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Tues., Dec. 19, at 7:00p. Tickets are $15. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available for $25 and include a meet and greet and premier seating. Tickets are on sale Friday, Nov. 3, at the Washington Pavilion Box Office or through www.washingtonpavilion.org. The Christmas concert will also feature the Sioux Falls Christian school hand bell choir. Proceeds will go towards funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2018.
JFA IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to help with checking small appliances and electronics, doing minor repairs on items, recycling unusable and broken items, sorting clothing and misc. items. You may come when it works in your schedule. JFA hours are 8:00-4:30p. Contact Corwin or Joe at JFA 476-2804 or stop by!
SAVE THE DATE: The Hull Chamber invites you to a fantastic night of entertainment for all ages, welcoming Ben Glenn, The Chalk Guy, to Hull on Wed., Feb. 21, at 7:30p at Western. Ben has been a full time speaker since 1995, sharing with church groups, students and teachers all over the world. His story of growing up with Learning Disabilities and ADHD, as well as his amazing live art demonstration that he performs combine into a powerful as well as entertaining program. He is the author of “Simply Special: Learning to Love Your ADHD” and the founder of the Chalkguy LEGO drive. He, his wife and 2 daughters live in Indianapolis. Tickets will be $5 per person and will go on sale DECEMBER 1 at the Chamber Office. American State Bank & Iowa State Bank. For more information or to RSVP your Youth Group, please contact the Chamber Office at 439-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.