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November 6, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 06, 2016

       Rev. Jack Gray.….Guest Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.”

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude 

Call to Worship: Psalm 95:2

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn by Choir “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

*God’s Greeting: Psalm 46:1

*Mutual Greeting

Ministry of Music: Sunday School Children (Beginners through Kindergarten)

                              “Jesus Loves Me” “The Counting Song” “Say to the Lord I Love You”                     

CONFESSING BEFORE GOD

 God’s Law: On PPT (For beginning the year-long commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation)

Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 46:11

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Education Fund; 2. Hope Cemetery

Offertory

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Hymn of Preparation: #178:1-5 “What Shall I Render to the Lord”       

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ezra 8:21-36 (pg. 500)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Thank God for Wealth”

    Preparation

 

    Participation

 

    Promotion

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #183:1,4 “With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Presentation by Mark Hoekstra, President of Talking Bibles

*Parting Blessing: II Thessalonians 3:18

*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”   

*Postlude                  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand - organist….Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Mitchell & Kelsi Byl, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dwayne & Dori De Jong, Deacon Brad & Lisa Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Jacob Emerick, Ashten Winterfeld, Dana Driesen; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Kait Schultze, Jerad Kats, Dason Van’t Hul, Amanda Wiersma; PM Evan Wielenga Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Grant Vanden Bosch, Evan Wielenga, Brent De Jager, Randy 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. Hope Cemetery

NEXT SUNDAY: Missions

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Orville & Arlene V.H.; NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Sherry V.H.

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie                             NEXT SUNDAY: Sally

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                            NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Tim Kats to Kevin Schutte; Shad Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jim Keizer to Lauren Runia; Rick Kiers to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

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

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM    Salt & Light Bible Study (Women)

   7:00 PM    Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Arlene & Lois

MONDAY

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 8 Discover Ephesians

   2:00 PM    Bereans. Hostess: Nelvina Kroese

   6:45 PM    Cadets meet at the clubhouse for a regular meeting. Do Lesson A-6 in the Nov. Quest.

                    Puffin order forms will be due with money!

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 6, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist urges us: “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful”. And so we shall! 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. 

WE WELCOME Rev. Jack Gray from Sioux Falls as he leads our services today.

THE FLOWERS in front of church are in memory of Paul Westra.

IN OUR MORNING SERVICE Mark Hoekstra, President of Talking Bibles, will give a brief update on the impact Talking Bibles is having in Africa and Asia.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Rev. Justin Van Zee, our missionary to Cambodia, will be preaching. Pastor Klompien will be leading our evening worship service.

OUR CHURCH is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Sunday, November 20, at 2:15p. Please call Tim Kats (712-578-9728) or email ktsfmly@hotmail.com if you are able to help out.

COLLEGE/CAREER Single Bible study will meet at 7:15p next Sunday in the Youth Building.

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students are due Monday, Nov. 7th.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. Attach the label to the top of the shoe box. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by November 15th.

THE CADETS are selling Puffins again! Proceeds this year are going to defray expenses for counselors and Cadets who wish to attend the International Camporee in the Black Hills next July. If you do not get contacted by a Cadet and would like to order some of these delicious pastries, call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net.

TOUCH OF HOME letter is in your church mailbox. Goodies 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 Ruth Kats at 712-578-9399.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share with the group. We will enjoy a musical presentation by the Soodsma family. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutsch at (605) 742-4469 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with any questions.

REMINDER: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., Nov. 30th. We are in DESPERATE need of a piano player and special music. The people at the mission really appreciate seeing young children sing or play instruments. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Hull Chamber welcomes the Martins in Concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets are $15 at the Chamber Office or Hull branches of American State Bank & Iowa State Bank or online at http://www.itickets.com/events/361569.html.  Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

We extend our Christian sympathy to Jo Westra, Sharon Westra, and Rob Westra and family in the passing of a son and brother, Paul Westra, on October 27 in Seattle. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Goldie Veldman was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Thursday, October 27, after having fallen. Pray for healing.

Emalyn, eight-week-old granddaughter of Greg and Teresa Vanden Bosch, has been in the hospital since birth. Pray that she takes nourishment she needs.

Bette Marra fell on Tuesday and was taken to the Sioux Center Hospital. Fortunately she did not break any bones. She is now staying with her daughter in Hull. She continues with chemo treatments. Pray for strength and God’s healing.  

Pastor Loren, Norma and Maria are traveling to Mayo Clinic for an appointment on Tuesday. Pray that travel will go well for Maria, for wisdom for the doctors and God’s healing.

Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom in prayer. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Carol Vis had successful surgery for thyroid cancer on Tuesday. She planned to return home on Thursday. Pray for healing.

Prayers are requested for Val Brummel as she travels to Guatemala, leaving November 10 and returning December 3. Val is Camp Coordinator for Hope Haven’s Camp for people with disabilities in Guatemala. This Christian camp is a joyous event for the Campers and volunteers alike. Pray for safe travels, good health and strength, and spiritual renewal for all.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom and Anthony Smit at Aspen  Heights; Don Westra in his home, Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We give thanks that Joan Buyert was able to return home after being hospitalized with pneumonia.

We extend our sympathy to Kathy & Cal Van Der Zwaag in the passing of their niece, Katie Prins, 25, after a battle with cancer. Her funeral was held in Bismarck, ND this past Friday. We pray for Katie’s husband, Nick, her family and all those who mourn her passing. May God grant his comfort and peace.

We continue to keep Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Marideth Van Otterloo, and Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, in our prayers as they are soon to begin or continue with treatment for cancer. We pray for encouragement, peace and healing.

We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, and 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

           Western invites all 5th-8th graders and their parents to an Open House on Tues., Nov. 15, at 7:00p to learn more about Western. You’ll have an opportunity to visit with teachers, coaches, and staff; tour the newly remodeled school. Please RSVP to 712-439-1013 or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

      Western: Alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of Western are invited to the biggest and best FUN’D day ever on Friday, Nov. 18. A free-will donation supper will be held from 5-7p in the cafeteria. The auction will be held in the new Event Center with awesome new items for sale this year. In addition to the auction and supper, there will be an extravaganza of new games and new inflatables in the gymnasium for children of all ages. Tours of the new facilities at Western will also be offered from 4:30-6:30p. The online auction opens Oct. 24 at www.westernchristianhs.com.

      HCS & Western are 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 Iowa income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLC & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). If can also be claimed on your federal income tax. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian or Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western.    

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT’S First Monday Speaker Series welcomes Rev. John Paul Sundararajan on Monday, Nov. 7, at 11a.m. in the Auditorium. His presentation is titled “Ultimately…Love Triumphs.” His evening presentation at 7:30 in the Eckardt Lounge is titled “Timely Technology for the Timeless Truth: The Impact of Audio Scripture in the World”. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

JFA will be hosting their Annual Society Meeting on Mon., Nov. 7, at 6:00p at Trinity CRC. Brody Olson will also be sharing what Grace Reigns Ministry is doing in the lives of the people of Colorado City, AZ. Free-will donation meal with the program to follow.

NORTHWEST IOWA Symphony Orchestra will open its season, “Musical Gems” with a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30p at Dordt. Advance tickets are available at True Vine, Dove Christian Bookstore or at the door the night of the concert.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a cardiovascular Screening Thurs., Nov. 17, from noon-3:00p. Call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.

DORDT welcomes French organist Olivier Latry, one of the most distinguished concert organists in the world today and one of three titular organists at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame Paris on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30p.

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, you and your family can become a part of the Hospice Loving Tree Project by making a generous donation in memory of your loved one. In exchange for your donation, you and your family will receive a personalized ornament. For more information or to order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org and return with payment to Sioux Center Health Hospice/Home Care by Thurs., Nov. 17.

LOVE INC is seeking an Executive Director to give direction, leadership, and oversight toward the achievement of the vision, mission, and model of Love INC; and ensure that the affiliate operates according to Love INC past practices. If interested please send resume with cover letter and references to: Love In the Name of Christ of Sioux County, Attn: Lisa Schwanke, Board President, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.