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November 3, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 3, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister      World Hunger Sunday

Preparation for Worship: “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” Phil. 2:1-2

GATHERING FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #146:1-4 “Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah”

REMEMBERING GOD’S WILL

Litany for World Hunger (on PPT)

Summary of God’s Law

Song of Assurance: #436:1-3 “This Is My Father’s World”

Congregational Prayer

HEARING THE WORD OF GOD

*Song: #457:1,6 “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”

Children’s message by Pastor Loren  (Children may bring up their Peter Fish)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Proverbs 14:20-35

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Honor God by Being Kind to the Needy”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #602:1-3 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. World Renew

Offertory

GOING OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#50:1-5 “The Servant Song”

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

pianists…Peg Visser & Connie Grevengoed

OPPORTUNIIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Mark & Sara Sandbulte, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  John & Agnes Scholten, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Jessica Wielenga, Blaike Bonestroo, Dason Van’t Hul; PM Justin Te Slaa Family 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Kyrin De Groot, Ethan Ney, Jacob Emerick; PM Evan Schroeder Family

USHERS FOR NOV:  Ted Salazar, David Te Krony, Zachary Van’t Hul, Jacob Westra

VALET PARKING FOR OCT: Nov. 3: Zach Mouw, Cory De Wit; Nov. 10: Bryce Veldman, Lynn Anderson; Nov. 17: Jason Kats, Ben Van’t Hul; Nov. 24: Grant Vanden Bosch, Justin Pollema

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Building Fund; 2. World Renew

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Brody & Jessica               NEXT SUNDAY: Doug & Sandy

POWER POINT TODAY:  Shirley                                       NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya                                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                         NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Walt den Hoed to Justin Van Zee; LuAnn De Wild to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jarvis De Wild to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Cory De Wit to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Dan De Wit to Lauren & Connie Runia; Jay De Wit 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

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

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Jay & Donna. A special offering will be taken to build up our account (money is used for special needs/occasions during the year)

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lesson 4. Lunch: Nelvina Kroese

   7:00 PM       YPS – Christmas Project. Devotions: Amanda W. & Mitchell W.; Lunch: Ethan N., Chandler P. & Sawyer R.

    7:00 PM      Music & Worship Committee meeting in the Council Room

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 3, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist urges us: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord! Come into his presence with singing!” (Ps. 100:1,2 ESV). Let us do so! 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. 

TODAY we are taking a collection to support the work of World Renew as they walk with hungry families around the world. Each of the 821 million hungry people on our planet is as particular and precious to God as you are. Thank you for giving as you are able to a ministry that firmly believes that God can “accomplish abundantly far more than all we ask or imagine.”

THIS MORNING we will be collecting the Peter Fish. Pastor will also have a children’s message.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Ruth 3 titled “Hope Advanced”.

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Loren will be leading the worship services at First CRC in Sheldon as part of a classical appointment. Pastor Klompien will lead our morning service and Ben Wiersma will lead our evening service next Sunday.

A SINCERE THANKS to all of you who remembered us for Pastor Appreciation Month. We appreciate you thinking of us. We are blessed to be a part of this congregation. -Pastor Loren & Norma, Pastor Klompien & Ellen

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 gifts 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 returned to the church kitchen by Monday, November 18th.

THE CADETS are currently selling those delicious delicacies known as Pastry Puffins! The proceeds this year will again go to defray the expenses of any Cadet interested in attending the International Camporee in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in July, 2020. If you are not contacted by a Cadet and would like to place an order, please call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net. Thank you!

REV. AL VAN DELLEN will be retiring from the Pastorate with his farewell sermon at the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church on Sunday morning, Nov. 17, at 9:30a. A program will be held at 12:30p and the congregation is invited to attend.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Congratulations to Ryan & Kristiann (Kats) Burns who were united in marriage on Saturday. May God bless you with many happy healthy years together.

Harry Meendering returned home from the hospital on Tuesday and is doing well. He continues with physical therapy. Give thanks for the progress made. Pray for continued healing.

Remember Ed Scholten in your prayers. He was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Tuesday with a broken leg. Pray for healing.

Remember Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. She has been having some challenges with swallowing. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Sandy.

Jarvis De Wild is able to have a liquid diet along with his tube feeding. He will start another chemotherapy series on November 18. Please pray for continued strength and healing.

Give thanks that Lou Krommendyk was able to return home on Thursday. Pray for continued progress and that things will go well for her.

Continue to remember Jacoba Rens as she recovers from a fractured pelvis. Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.

Lois Salazar is scheduled to begin chemo treatment this week. The plan is for surgery after the chemo treatments are finished. Pray for strength for Lois during this time of treatment and that the treatments will be effective. Pray for healing.

Give thanks that surgery went well for Rog and Linda Tiedeman’s son-in-law, Terry Sump. He is anticipating a full recovery. Pray for continued 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:

Lyla Boer remains in Sioux Center Hospital, but hopes to transition to Hull soon. We pray for her continued strengthening. We keep Don and family in our prayers as they support her and for wisdom as they make decisions about her care.

Pastor Todd’s father, Del Zuidema, submitted to lung surgery this past week. Non-cancerous growths were removed from his lung. The surgery went well, but he is pretty uncomfortable. He hopes to be able to come home soon.

We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from injuries, 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. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We keep Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, in our prayers as he resides at Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids. 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western: All former military personnel are invited to a special Veteran’s Day chapel at Western on Tuesday, November 5, at 9:15a, featuring CPT David Craig, an Army National Guard Chaplain. The Western Christian band, directed by Lyle Van Ravenswaay, will be performing a selection of patriotic songs.

   Western Christian Theater Department presents the musical “Little Women”, based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Showtimes are Thursday, November 7, at 7:00p and Sat., November 9th, at 2:00 and 7:00p. Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door. Online tickets can be purchased at https://www.itickets.com/events/435583.html.

   Western Christian invites all 5th-8th grade students and their parents to Explore Western, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:00p. Time will be spent sharing the unique ways Western is meeting the news of 21st century students, and exploring how learning is an act of worship. You will meet the staff, tour the school, and see how God is working in the lives of our students. To help plan for event, please RSVP via email to wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com or call 439-1013. Even if you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to come!

   The Board of Directors at Western Christian invite you to reserve Friday, November 22, for the Western Christian Fall Bonanza. Highlight of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction (which will run from October 28 to November 18), a live auction, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. A Chuckwagon supper is new for this year’s meal. Check the flyer in your church mailbox or click on www.westernchristianhs.com for more information.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

VALLEY MALE CHORUS is joyously welcoming new members to be a part of the upcoming 2020 concert season (January-March 2020)! The Valley Male Chorus sings praises to God, while also supporting the local and world-wide ministries of Hope Haven. For more information, please contact: Tom Hydeen (712-737-4909 or 712-737-2544) or Rich Koele (712-476-3117) or rkoele@hopehaven.org.

SANBORN CRC is hosting a movie/speaker night Wed., Nov. 6, at 6:45p. The movie is entitled “Unplanned.” Please note it is rated “R” and is very graphic containing mature content including disturbing bloody images, descriptions and language. After the movie, root beer floats will be served and then Sue Thayer will tell her story of her 18 years with Planned Parenthood and now becoming a founder of Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Center.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: The Iowa Jazz Faculty Quintet from the University of Iowa will bring four of its members to Dordt on Fri., Nov. 8, for a 7:30p concert in the Auditorium. The group will include Damani Phillips (saxophone), Blake Shaw (bass), James Dreier (drums) and Steve Grismore (guitar). The concert is free and open to the public.

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH Soup and Pie Supper will be held on Thursday, November 14, from5:00-7:30p in the Hull Community Building. Freewill offering for Inspiration Hills.

JFA invites you to attend the Fall Banquet & Annual Society Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:00p at Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley. Our special guest this year will be Garry Matthewson, Founder and Director of Harvest Hands Ministries. There will also be a business meeting. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 476-2804 by Nov. 7. An offering will be taken for JFA ministry.

DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, Sioux Center Health invites you and your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. To order, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Orders due Nov. 15.

DORDT UNIVERSITY students Pam Regnerus, organ, and Jamesdavid Ryan, voice, will present a joint recital at 4:00p on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.

MEDICARE: The State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Sioux Center Health are offering a free two-hour seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7-9p in the hospital conference rooms 1&2. To register call 722-8309 by Friday, Nov. 8, and please leave a message.

THE NW IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present a Fall Concert, “The American Dream” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Tickets are available online at https://niso.dordt.edu and at the door the night of the concert. For more information, contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

ALL WOMEN are invited to come for a Weekend of Renewal Dec. 6&7 at Immanuel CRC in Orange City. For details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weekend-of-renewal-tickets-75094131569.