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November 6, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 6, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    World Hunger  Sunday

Preparation for Worship: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude  

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #457:1-3, 6 “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Greeting One Another

Choir Anthem: “Proclaim the Glory of the Lord”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives: James 2:14-19 & I John 3:11-20

World Hunger Prayer Litany (on PPT)

Hymn of Assurance: #288: 1,4-6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. World Renew

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

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

*Hymn of Preparation: #602:1,2 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 25:31-46

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Least of These”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #602:3-5 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #454:3 “Now Thank We All Our God”

*Postlude

   Please allow teachers/students to exit first

*indicates congregation stand

organist… Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dan & Dana Fedders, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Mark & Teresa Fedders. Deacon Curtis & Emily Van Grouw

NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Caden Hulstein, Ainsley Haveman, Savannah Feenstra; PM Brad Kats Family 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sharlene Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Alex Bruxvoort, Keagan Winterfeld, Aubri Fedders; PM Eric Kroese Family

USHERS FOR NOV.: Glen Scholten, Dan Bonestroo, Ted Salazar, Evan Wielenga

VALET PARKING FOR NOV.: Nov. 6: John Emerick, Mitchell Fedders; Nov. 13: Eric Rens, Jacob Westra; Nov. 20: Ben Vant Hul, Ryan Bolkema; Nov. 24: Dalton Westra, Scott Kroese

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Nov. 6: Jeff Verdoorn; Nov. 13: Zach Mouw; Nov. 20; Ross Te Slaa

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: Glen & Tami                               NEXT SUNDAY: Tom & Ranae S.  

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Tonya                                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Ken Draayer to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kevin Driesen to Michael & Megan Ribbens; John Emerick to Lauren & Connie Runia; Dan Fedders to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Mark Fedders to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

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       Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM      Adult Bible Study

    6:00 PM      Evening Worship Service

    7:00 PM      Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Lavonne & Shari  

WEDNESDAY

  10:00 AM     Coffee Break at Hope CRC

    6:00 PM      YPS Christmas party/Winter outing. Going to Great Shots. Leave around 6:00p.

    6:45 PM      Cadets meet for regular meeting. Fundraiser orders due!

    6:45 PM      GEMS at Hope CRC. We will be packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child,

                          so please send your donations with your GEMS(s).

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 6, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL As we remember the faithful who have gone before us, we also rejoice to be called of God through baptism. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 is World Hunger Sunday. Peter Fish will be collected during the morning service.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 121 titled “Where Does Your Help Come From”?

CHOIR will rehearse at 8:45a in the youth building and sing “Proclaim the Glory of the Lord” during the service.

Rehearsal after.

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation from Tuesday, November 8, returning Tuesday, November 15. In case of a special need, you may call your care group elder or Pastor Tim from Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 14-15.

KIWANIS THANKS SERVICE is scheduled for Sunday evening, November 20, at 6:00p at First CRC. Pastor Keith Hoekstra will be bringing the message. Join with members of the Kiwanis, American Reformed, First Reformed, St. Paul Lutheran, Hope CRC and First CRC for this special service of worship and thanksgiving. Stay for refreshments after the service.

CHRISTIAN ED FUNDRAISER: Smoked Pulled Park available in 3 lb. bags for $25! Have your orders in by Nov. 7 and it will be ready to pick up on November 21. If you did not receive an order form or have questions, please contact Cindy LeLoux, Ashley Hulstein, or Becca Te Slaa. Thank you for supporting Christian Ed!

A FAREWELL DINNER for Pastor Loren and Norma Kotman will be held Sunday, November 20th. A roast beef dinner will be delivered on Saturday and served by the committee on Sunday. It will be held at the Hull Christian School Gym at 12:00 noon. Sign up sheets are on the narthex table. Please sign up with the total number of family members attending. Deadline to sign up is TODAY, November 6th. A free-will donation basket will be set out to help cover the cost of the meal.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes are available under the mailboxes. There is a brochure inside the box with the gift suggestions and instructions. When you have filled the box, attach the label 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, Nov. 14th.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, November 17, at 12:00 NOON at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please bring your FAVORITE “Thanksgiving food to share” The program will be given by Ben Jans, who flew helicopters in Vietnam. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions. PLEASE take note of the time change to NOON.

THANK YOU for all the ways you expressed your appreciation to us during Pastor Appreciation Month including the coffee and cake on Sunday evening. God bless you for all your expressions of kindness. We are blessed to be a part of your lives. -Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman, Pastor Tim & Deb Ouwinga

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that the lumpectomy surgery went well for Sharon Soodsma. Doctors are still deciding whether radiation will be necessary. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma as she recovers. Pray for strength and healing.

Give thanks for ongoing healing for Brody Pollema. Brody is thankful for all your prayers.

Give thanks that Josh De Wild is making good progress in his recovery from his recent wrist surgery. Pray for a good recovery.  

Continue to remember Carver and Maddox Kooima as they grow and develop. A procedure is scheduled for Maddox on November 14.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Give thanks that Rick Van Hill received a good report from the doctor that Rick’s cancer is shrinking. The doctor said things are progressing as well as he could hope. Pray for minimal side effects from the treatment.

Give thanks that Rog De Groot’s cancer is contained. The doctors will set up treatment and surgery down the road.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Julianne Kats and family in the passing of her brother-in-law, Ed Kats of Rock Valley. Ed passed away on Friday, October 28.

Lavonne den Hoed is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Tuesday in Sioux Falls. Pray that the surgery goes well.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; River View Ridge: Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Audrey Van Maanen is scheduled for a lumpectomy on Nov. 15 with radiation to follow. Pray that God will use these means to bring healing.

Dennis Van Maanen had a recent checkup and was told that the retina repair looks good. Also, several restrictions were lifted. Pray for continued healing and eventually good eyesight.

Jerry Van Roekel continues to be in the hospital in Sioux Falls as he recovers from a fall. He has injuries to his shoulder and to his pelvis. Prayers for healing, for pain control, for patience in the long journey ahead, and for his family as they support him in this journey.

We continue to pray for Loren Van Otterloo as he has begun chemo therapy again. We pray for a reduction in some of the symptoms that Loren is experiencing, for pain control and healing.

We continue to pray for Brennan Kooi and his recovery from open heart surgery.

Remember Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) as she deals with colon cancer. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as she continues with chemo.

Pray for those who are struggling with an addiction, emotional hurt, depression, and mental illness.

Pray for our families, our marriages, that God would strengthen them, guide them, and be honored in them.

Pray for those who cannot join us in worship, that they would be comforted and feel close to the congregation.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Join us for HCS’s Annual Soup Supper on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:00-7:00p. Your choice of soups are Chili, Chicken, Vegetable Beef and Pea. Your choice of sandwiches are tavern or creamed chicken. There will be Homemade Desserts, Cinnamon Rolls or Pies for dessert. Thanks for supporting Hull Christian School.

   HCS would like to invite Veterans, current military personnel and their guests to a special Veterans lunch on Friday, November 11, starting at 11:15a. Please RSVP to the school office by Monday, November 7, if you are planning on coming for lunch (439-2273) or email office@hullchristian.com.

   Donating to NICSTO: Hull Christian & 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 75% tax credit on your Iowa income tax (IRAs, C Corporations, S Corporations, LLC and Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits.) A portion of the donation can also be claimed as a deduction on your federal income tax. If you are interested in donating to this fund, please contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian or Brad Vis (439-1013) at Western Christian.

   Join us for the Play: You are invited to escape to an island where classic tales come to life! Western’s student-led play, The Island of Dr. Libris, follows the story of Billie, a young girl who finds a mysterious bookcase at a lake side cabin and discovers that classic characters, such as Hercules, Robin Hood, and the Three Musketeers, come to life whenever she opens a book. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:00p and Sat., Nov.  12, at 1:00p. Tickets are ONLY available for purchase ONLINE at Western’s website. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Current Western students will be able to get in with their Western Activity Pass. Hope to see you there!

   Explore Western: All families seeking high school options are invited to Explore Western on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:00p. We are excited to share our school with you! Also, we’re launching a 4-year JumpSTART Pathway for freshmen students next year. START is an acronym for Supporting The Areas of Rising Trades. We’ll host a special interest meeting immediately following Explore Western at 8:00p. Join us!

   HCS will be holding their annual Service Day on Wed., Nov. 9. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone who needs extra help raking their leaves. Call the school (439-2273) by Mon., Nov. 7, if we can assist you.   

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH will have a soup and dessert supper on Wed., Nov. 16, from 5:00-7:30p in the Community Building. Freewill offering for the Building Fund.

LOVE INC is seeking a part-time (20 hours) Call Center Coordinator. This position requires strong inter-personal skills, discernment, personal boundaries, and attention to detail. Responsibilities include answering phones, coordinating screening of requests, discerning the nature and legitimacy of each need, and connecting people with local churches, volunteers, and resources. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Bilingual people are encouraged to apply. Send your resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

DORDT UNIVERSITY student Aaron Galloway will present a junior cello recital at 7:30p on Sat., Nov. 12, in the auditorium. Seniors Emma DeVries, piano, and Julia Hollem, Voice, will present a joint recital at 7:30p on Friday, Nov. 18. Isabel Munson will present a junior organ recital at 7:30p on Sat. Nov. 19. All are welcome to a reception following these recitals.

THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT & SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS need more volunteers in the Hull area. If you are 55 years and older, we need you to help others in your community. Foster Grandparents help children who need assistance in schools, daycares, or Head Start Centers. Senior Companions visit adults that need assistance and companionship. Please call the FGP/SCP office at 712-476-2628 for more information. Your experience, wisdom and talent are needed and will be valued.