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November 4, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 4, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister    

 

Preparation for worship: “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord. Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 113:1-2)

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship: Ps. 95:6

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: SW#2 “Come, Let Us Worship And Bow Down”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

Hymn: #544:1-3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon: I John 1:9

Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering:  1. Building Fund; 2. Benevolence

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: SW#45:1-3 “Knowing You”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 113

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Who is Like the LORD Our God?”

Prayer of Application

 

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #113:1-4 “Praise God, You Servants of the LORD” (tune #412)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #927:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People”  (LUYH)

*Postlude

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand

 

organist…Lavonne Kats

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Carl & Danielle Bonestroo, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Nicole Van Berkum, Tami Westphal, Kyrin De Groot, Maeva Haveman, Dalton Westra; PM John Emerick Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Makenna Fedders, Lane Driesen, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Brad Kats Family

 

USHERS FOR NOV .: Lynn Anderson, Scott Grevengoed, Jason Kats, Brody Pollema

VALET PARKING NOV.: Nov. 4: Grant Vanden Bosch, Eric Kroese; Nov. 11: Jacob Westra, Justin Pollema; Nov. 18: Curtis Van Grouw, Alex Westra; Nov. 22: Scott Kroese, Zach Mouw   

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Building Fund; 2. Benevolence

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: Christian Ed. Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Michelle Z.                       NEXT WEEK: Lynn & Linda Anderson

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                       NEXT WEEK: Julie/Tonya

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                     NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Larry Wielenga to Justin Van Zee; Randy Winterfeld to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Zomermaand to Kevin Schutte; Lynn Anderson to Lauren Runia; Sean Baccam to Michael Ribbens; Harlyn Bolkema 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

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM      Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM      Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM      Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM      Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Service followed by cake/coffee in appreciation for Pastor Loren & Norma

                          and Pastor Carl & Ellen

   7:45 PM       Christian Fellowship. Session 3.  No lunch will be served.

MONDAY

  7:30 PM        Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

  9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7 “Discover Colossians”

  2:00 PM        Bereans. Lunch: Joyce Vande Griend

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

  7:00 PM        YPS. Lesson/Christmas Project. Devotions: Amanda W. & Aimee VB;

                          Lunch: Emma W. & Dylan Z.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 4, 2018

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HUL Siblings in Christ, welcome to worship, Christian fellowship and time to learn and grow in God’s Word. May you be blessed and strengthened now. 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 during the playing of the offertory a video will be shown on Matt De Wild and what he has been working on at Craig Rehabilitation.

 

PETER FISH were NOT handed out last week so they were put in the Sunday School rooms and children will receive them this week. They will need to return them on Sunday morning, November 18.

 

WE WELCOME Rev. Klompien as he leads our evening service. His message is from Galatians 1 titled “God’s Only Gospel”.

 

PASTOR APPRECIATION:  The Council will be serving coffee & cake this evening after the service to show our appreciation to Pastor Loren & Norma and Pastor Carl & Ellen.

 

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Please note the change of time. Members are encouraged to go down to the basement first for the Pastor’s appreciation coffee. We will start the video at 7:45 and no lunch will be served at the meeting.

 

NEXT SUNDAY we will commemorate the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church.

 

KIWANIS THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held Sunday evening, November 18, at the First Reformed Church. Pastor Loren will bring the message.

 

THE CADETS will be selling the delicious Pastry Puffins again this year! If you have not had a Cadet come to visit you to take your order, please call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net to place an order. The proceeds are going towards purchasing MUCH needed new tents and camping gear!

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. Please note the change in time from our normal schedule as we will meet for noon lunch through the winter months. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share. Following our meal, we will play various table games. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

 

CBI’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ & Christmas into a very dark place. A box is on the narthex table for your cards. Cards are due by Nov. 15.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes are available under the mailboxes. The brochure inside the box has instructions along with a list of gift suggestions (no toothpaste or candy). When you have filled your box attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age and tape it to the box. Filled boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Wed., November 14th.

 

CROSSROADS/NW IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Ref. Church in Maurice. TEC is an interdenominational 3 day Christian retreat/lock in designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is Fri., Nov. 16-Sun., Nov. 18. Visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

 

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Harry Meendering had emergency eye surgery on Wednesday for a detached retina. Pray for healing.
  • Please pray for Eloise Sikma as she leaves November 4 for 15 days in Tanzania and Zambia. She will be training women in spiritual discipleship and evangelism with the Lydia Circle Ministries.
  • Marilyn Grevengoed was released from the Avera Heart Hospital last Friday, October 26, after having two stents inserted in her heart. Give thanks that Marilyn is improving.
  • Heath Stoker has been able to work part-time. He will start maintenance chemo on Nov. 5 to keep the cancer at bay, along with getting a bone hardener. Continue to keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers.
  • Duane Vande Griend will begin radiation treatment for cancer on his leg on Monday. Pray for healing.
  • Matt continues to make progress each week. He amazes the therapists with how strong he is getting.  Continue to keep Matt & LuAnn in your prayers.
  • Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom in your prayers as she has a lot of pain due to a compression fracture in her back which cannot be treated with medication or surgery.  Pray for relief from the pain and for healing. She appreciates phone calls and visits.
  • Lisa Wiersma recently received a good report. No cancer showed up on the MRI. Surgery is scheduled for November 13.
  • Al Rens was able to return home on Thursday. Pray for continued healing.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Wilma Heynen continues to rest at home. Pray that she is strong enough to receive the next round of chemotherapy. We keep Bill and family in our prayers.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS is continuing to collect money for the NW IA Christian Schools Tuition Organization (NICSTO). This gift helps families with tuition assistance. In exchange for your donation you will receive a 65% tax credit on your IA income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLOC & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). It can also be claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian.

      All 5th-8th graders and their parents are invited to an open hour at Western on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00p to learn more about Western. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with teachers, coaches, and staff, tour the remodeled school, and see how God is working in the lives of Christian young men and women. Call 439-1013 to RSVP or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

      The Board of Directors at Western invite you to reserve Fri., Nov. 16, for the debut of the Western Fall Bonanza. Formerly called FUND Night, our theme for the evening is a Windfall of Blessings. Highlights of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction, a live auction, a delicious meal, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. Check the flyer in the church mailbox or click on www.westernchristianhs.com for more information.

          

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tues., Nov. 6. Presenter: Attorney Kevin Huyser “Mental Illness & Legal Matters”. Call Shirley at 722-4462.

 

1ST REFORMED CHURCH annual Soup and Pie Supper is Thursday, November 8. Serving is from 5:00-7:30p at the Hull Community Center. A freewill offering will be taken for the support of missionaries. Come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship.

 

HABITAT STUD FINDER EVENT: Join us for the Siouxland Habitat Stud Finder Event on Nov. 9 from 4-6p at 1713 6th St. in Hull. A special time of Prayer & Thanksgiving will be held at 5:15p! Meet the partner family, tour the home in the construction phase, witness the artistic talent of the community businesses, individuals and churches that sponsored a stud and enjoy delicious cupcakes!

 

NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will open its season “Orchestral Celebration” with a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Advance tickets at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center or can be purchased at the door the night of the concert.

 

COMING IN NOVEMBER: The Taylors, an award winning trio from the heart of North Carolina, are coming to the First Reformed Church in Hull for a gospel music concert on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:00p. The brother-sister trio’s music is a smooth blend of harmony. Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris will delight listeners with their spirit and enthusiasm for Gospel music. A freewill offering will be received.

 

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you & your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. To order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Deadline: Friday, Nov. 16th.

 

LOVE INC is continuing to develop our Love & Learn classes and are excited to pursue a Parenting Curriculum for January 2019! We are seeking individuals/couples that would be interested in facilitating the class. It is a faith-based DVD/workbook curriculum that has been selected through prayer, discernment and communication with Sioux County churches and agencies. Love INC will be taking volunteer applications for this opportunity through mid-December. Call the Love INC office at 476-5990.