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November 8, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –November 8, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister      

Preparation for Worship: Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfied the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

WE COME TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE THE LORD

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                Pastor:    Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.

                People:   The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.

                Pastor:    We desire to live in God’s house and to see God in his holy temple.

                People:   We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make music to the Lord.

                Pastor:    Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.

                People:   Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.

*The Lord’s Greeting to Us and our Greeting to One Another

*Opening Song: #475:1,2 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

*Opening Prayer

WE OFFER OUR CONFESSION AND PRAYERS TO THE LORD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession & Assurance (LUYH #306) on PPT

Song of Assurance: SW#43:1-3 “Here I Am, Lord”

Congregational Prayer                                                                                             

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

Children’s Message by Pastor

*Song of Preparation: SW#49:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine” (stand on 2nd verse)

Prayer of Illuminaion

God’s Word Read: 2 Cor. 5:11-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: God’s Restraint of Evil: The Church

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #508:1-5 “Jesus, with Your Church Abide”

*Parting Blessing:

*Parting Song: SW#18 “He Is Exalted”

*Postlude       

   (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand - organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Elder Gerald Jansen

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Wilmar & Betty Pollema, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

NURSERY TODAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Judi Wesselink, Colin Westra, Erika Feenstra, Cory Ney; PM Eric Kroese Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sherry Van’t Hul, Shondra Wielenga, Samantha Pollema, Emily Fedders, Logan Baccam; PM Kyle LeLoux Family

USHERS FOR NOV.: Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema, Darren Bonestroo, Randy Winterfeld

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for AM Christian Ed. Fund; PM Eliminate Initiative

NEXT SUNDAY: World Renew/World Hunger

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Scott & Sara G.;        NEXT SUNDAY: Mike & Connie G.

POWER POINT TODAY: AM: Arlene; PM: Jon                      NEXT WEEK:  Sally                                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Dennis Vande Griend to Kevin Schutte; Duane Vande Griend to Justin Van Zee; Joyce Vande Griend to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Greg Vanden Bosch to Lauren Runia; Lawrence Vander Esch to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM        Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM        Sunday School/Catechism

   5:00 PM         Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM         Kiwanis Thank Service

   7:00 PM         Salt & Light Bible Study - Women

   7:15 PM         College & Career singles meeting in the Youth Building   

MONDAY

   6:30 PM         Elder’s Meeting

   6:45 PM         GEMS meet at Hope CRC (see announcement in insert)

   7:00 PM         Deacon’s Meeting

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM         Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

    9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 8 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    2:00 PM        Bereans – Lesson 5; Hostess: Joyce Vander Well

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Nov. 8, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Welcome to worship and fellowship in the body of Christ. Peace be with all who gather here. 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. 

THE ANNUAL KIWANIS Thanksgiving Service is scheduled this evening in our church.

POST HIGH: College/Career singles Bible study will be meeting this evening at 7:15p in the Youth Building.  Study books will be given out then.

GEMS will meet Monday at Hope CRC at 6:45p. We will pass out fundraising materials then and they will need to be returned by November 16, our next regular meeting. Girls come with your ‘stick it to your heart’ scripture memorized. GEMS are collecting loose change this year for the “Room to Grow’ Campaign to help raise money to fill the 4th grade classroom with school supplies at the Esther School in Africa, an outreach of GEMS Girls’ Clubs. You can learn more at www.gemsgc.org and www.estherschool.org.

PETER FISH will be collected next Sunday morning, November 15th.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH VISIT: Those signed up to attend the Cornerstone Prison Church service Friday evening, Nov. 13, will be meet at the upper church parking lot at 4:20p, departing at 4:30p. Please check your mailbox for further details. If you need to cancel or have questions, contact Arch Brummel at 441-3503.

LADIES: We will be going to JFA on Tues., Nov. 10. Meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p.

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students are due by Nov. 11th.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. There is a brochure inside with instructions. Attach the label to the top of the shoe box. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by November 16th.

REMINDER: All those who wish to have care packages for their sons and daughters need to email or contact Ruth before November 29th. A box has been placed in the kitchen to place your donations for the care packages.

CARDS & FUDGE for the Cornerstone Prison can be delivered to the Eastside Lutheran Church, 1300 E. 10th St., Sioux Falls, (North Door Entrance) Monday, Dec. 14, through Friday, Dec. 18 between 9:00a-4:00p or St. Michael Catholic Church, 1600 S. Marion Road (Main Entrance A) the same dates & times.

SOS & KARA will be in the area soon for anyone who wishes to meet with them in addition to the scheduled Nov. 22 service participation. Anyone who wishes to know more can email Tim Kats at timk@komgfco.com.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH is asking for donations of yarn. The inmates at the SDSP have the opportunity to knit hats for children in need. The prison does not provide the yarn, so we ask churches and individuals to help with this important ministry. Thank you for your generosity.

GREETINGS FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC! We completed teaching our 4th audio recording course in PNG. We praise God for blessing our time and making it very productive. Our interns have now completed audio NT in 4 languages. They left this week to being recording a NT in the Lote language and have 3 more planned for early next year. We are now in the Solomon Islands and are teaching 9 students. Pray for our students as they begin recording the Tikopian NT during our class this week. –Lauren & Connie Runia

THANK YOU to our church family for the cards and prayers offered on Anthony’s behalf during his stay in the hospital. A special thank you to Pastor & Norma Kotman and Pastor & Ellen Klompien for their many prayers, phone calls and visits. Also, thanks to Elder Harlyn Bolkema for his visit. We ask for prayers as Anthony has made the transition from his home to Aspen Heights. He enjoys having visitors so you are welcome to come anytime.   Anthony Smit family

WE APPRECIATE the many fun and useful gifts we received at the shower that was given for our family. Thank you also to our care group for the delicious meal after Grayson was born. –Travis, Megan & Grayson

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to Wilmar & Betty Pollema, Waylon & Melissa Pollema & family, Duck Lokhorst & Esther Rozeboom in the passing of their mother, grandmother, and sister. Funeral services were held on Wednesday.

Congratulations to Cody and Kathy Bauer on the birth of a daughter, Kylee Ann, born on Monday, Nov. 2.

Continue to pray for strength and healing for Joyce Kroese.

Please pray for Val Brummel and Norma Kotman in Guatemala. Val will be leading three teams for Hope Haven at a camp for people with disabilities from November 5-28. Norma will be participating in the first week (or children’s week) of camp from November 7 -14. Val and Norma thank you in advance for your prayers.

Continue to pray for strength, healing and encouragement for Gaylene Bouma.

Give thanks for continued healing for Duane Vande Griend and that he was able to go back to work this past week.

Give thanks that Joyce De Vries is doing better and was able to return to her own home this past Tuesday.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers. He is serving with the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. His e-mail address is sskoltn@gmail.com.

Gary Roetman continues to receive chemo and diabetes treatment. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo.

Give thanks that Addison Pfingsten is recovering well from surgery. Pray for complete healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Cal Hoekema continues to recover from his recent surgery. We pray for continued healing.

We continue to pray for Jennifer Steiger as she recovers from hip surgery.

Bob Marks continues his recovery from back surgery. We continue to pray for healing and for patience during the recovery period.

Evelyn Dykstra continues her recovery at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Please pray for her comfort, healing, and for wisdom for the family as they make decisions for Evelyn’s care.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS: Mid-America Energy is currently sponsoring a rebate to replace light bulbs. The new bulbs we will be using last 5 times longer and use only 1/3 the electricity. We will be replacing EVERY LIGHT BULB IN SCHOOL! In order to save even more money, we will be replacing the bulbs ourselves. This will take place on Monday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6:00p. Changing these bulbs is a simple process, however because of the number needed to be changed it is a BIG task! We NEED many hands and ladders. Hope to see you on the 16th.

      Western is hosting an open house for all 5th-8th graders and their parents on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7p. Parents & students will have an opportunity to meet with teachers and staff and learn more about the many academic, spiritual, and extracurricular opportunities that Western has to offer. RSVP by calling 439-1013.

      Western Fun’d Day: Fri., Nov. 20. Meal served 5-7p in the gym; auction at 6:30p and games for children in the auditorium from 6:30-9:00p. Check our website for auction items, meat orders, as well as online bidding for special auction items. Look for the line under “news” at our homepage. (www.westernchristianhs.com)

      Join the Western FFA Chapter on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7p in the auditorium as the Western FFA chapter becomes officially chartered. Following the ceremony there will be time for refreshments and fellowship.  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wed., Nov. 11, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights.

DORDT welcomes the First Plymouth Choir & Cantorei of Lincoln, NE on Sat., Nov. 14, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The Dordt Concert Choir will also participate in this free concert. Open to the public.

A BENEFIT SUPPER will be held for Chris Emery on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5-7p at American Reformed Church. Free will donations will be taken. All are welcome to attend!

INSPIRATION HILLS HARVEST SUPPER! Ladies Auxiliary of Inspiration Hills would like to invite you to dinner and entertainment on Tues., Nov. 17, at the Main Lodge. Dinner is at 6:30p with evening entertainment provided by Nora Ver Berg. The cost of the night is $10/person. RSVP: 712-986-5193.

JFA has received a grant from Calvin CRC to help fund the projects we do on our annual mission trips. We have the money, now we need the people! If interested in possibly going on one of the following trips, please join us for an informational meeting on Tues., Nov. 17, at 60 at JFA. There will be pizza, so please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling Lauren at 476-2804. Mission Trips: Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez, MX Jan. 22-30; Cary Christian Center, Cary, MS Feb. 6-12; Spencer Perkins Center Feb. 13-19; Voice of Calvary Feb. 20-27.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wed., Nov. 18, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. For questions, call Ashley at 722-8157. Refreshments will be provided.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will open its season, “Symphonic Journey”, with a concert on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7:30p at Dordt. Advance tickets at True Vine, Dove Christian Bookstore and at the door the night of the concert.

THE HULL CHAMBER welcomes Mark Schultz with Love & the Outcome & Jon Bauer as they present their holiday tour “A Different Kind of Christmas” on Sat., Dec. 12, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets available at the Chamber Office, IA State Bank, Something Special or online at http://www.itickets.com/events/345991.html.