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October 02, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –Oct. 2, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”

(Ps. 118:24)

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #286:1,2,4“Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken” (LUYH)

 WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #287:1-4 “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Love INC

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Children’s Message

*Song of Preparation: #288:1,2,5,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 5:3-21

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Don’t Waste Your Life”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #544:1-3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”

*Postlude

   Please allow teachers/students to exit first

*indicates congregation stand - organist… Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Cory & Sherry De Wit, Deacon Travis & Brittany Veldman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Fran De Kruyf, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Dezi Oostenink, Isabella Zomermaand, Kyrin De Groot; PM Tyler Bonestroo Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sheila Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Brynlee LeLoux, Mya Kleinwolterink, Lane Driesen; PM Dan Fedders Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Ryan Bolkema, Don Krommendyk, Eric Rens, Eric Zomermaand

VALET PARKING FOR OCT.: Oct. 2: Ryan Kroese, Justin Pollema; Oct. 9: Dalton Westra, Lynn Anderson; Oct. 16: Dan Bonestroo, Scott Kroese; Oct. 23: Zach Mouw, Zach Vant Hul

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Oct. 2: Waylon Pollema; Oct. 9: Dan Poppema; Oct. 16: John Emerick

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. Mission Fund; 2. Love INC

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa       NEXT SUNDAY: Dan & Lisa Poppema  

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                                                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Randy Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rob Westra to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Evan Wielenga to Lauren & Connie Runia; Larry Wielenga to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Randy Winterfeld 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     Adult Sunday School (Council Room)

  10:45 AM     Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship meet in the Youth Building after the PM service

MONDAY

   7:00 PM       Search Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY

  10:00 AM     Coffee Break at Hope CRC

    7:00 PM      Mission Guild. Opening Prayer: Marge VE; Closing Prayer: Arlene VS

    7:00 PM      YPS – Canned Food Drive. Devotions: Blaike B & Lane D; Lunch: Abby K & Abby F

    7:00 PM      Music & Worship Committee – meet in the basement by the kitchen

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 2, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship this autumn morning. We invite you to greet those near you as brothers and sisters in Christ. 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: If you haven’t already done so, please sign the Child Protection Form today and put it in Darren Vant Hul’s mailbox.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren Kotman’s message is from I John 5:1-15 titled “The God Who Hears Our Prayers”.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will meet tonight in the Youth Building after the evening service for a time of fellowship, food, and studying God’s word. Members should receive a form in your church mailbox to use as a study guide for the message of the morning service. New members are welcome to join us and can pick up a form on the counter by the mailboxes.

NEXT SUNDAY our missionaries, Sos and Kara Maletoungou, will give us an update of their ministry in the morning service.

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES: The council recommends to the congregation that our church sponsor a refugee family. Everyone should have received an informational sheet in their mailbox. A congregational vote to determine if we will sponsor a family will be held next Sunday morning, October 9. Professing members will receive a ballot as they enter the sanctuary and ballots will be collected as they leave. Pray for God’s guidance as we make this decision.

YPS CAN FOOD DRIVE will be held on Wednesday, October 5. The YPS will be going door-to-door collecting pantry items for the Hull Food Pantry. Please place your items on the front porch. If you are not contacted and would like to donate, please place your items in the church kitchen. Please see the list in your church mailbox.

REMINDER: The Evangelism Committee is meeting with Sos and Kara Maletoungou on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:00p at the Pizza Ranch.

THE YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE STUDY GROUP from Calvary CRC in Orange City plans to do the corn maze at Fields of Fun on Wed., Oc. 5, at 7:00p. We will have snacks afterward. If you would like to join us or have questions about it, text Hannah at 712-441-4965. Hope to see you there!

REV. HEYBOER returned from Nigeria a few weeks ago and plans to share his overall findings along with an update on our ministry to African widows and orphans from violence. Those who are interested are invited to come, to share, and to ask questions. We will meet at the Pizza Ranch on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00p. Call Vell Keizer by October 7th if you plan to attend.

HEALTHY SEX AND PURITY: We will never safely escape the struggle for sexual purity in our surrounding culture. We just can’t. Pornography and other sexual sin seem practically unavoidable. The good news is marriages are being saved, children are being equipped to find a way through the trap of pornography, and lives are being freed from its enslavement. Even if pornography is not your challenge, it likely is for someone you know and love. Support him or her by joining us for an evening of discussion, awareness, and healing from sexual impurity and the hurt it causes. The evening will be led by Aaron Baart, Chief of Staff and Dean of Chapel at Dordt University. Parents and adults of all ages are welcome to attend “Healthy Sex and Purity” at First CRC in Hull on Thursday, October 13, at 7:00p.

CHURCH DIRECTORY: I am working on the new yearly directory. If you have a new address, phone number or email address please let me know. Also, if you would like to include your cell phone number in the directory, make sure I get that also. You can email me (hull1crc@mtcnet.net) call me at 439-1626 or put a note in my church mailbox with any updated information. Thank you! -Karen

PASTOR APPRECIATION: The month of October has been designated as pastor and spouse appreciation month. We encourage you to show your appreciation for what they have done and are doing in our congregation by giving them a call, sending a note, or some other way.

THANK YOU: We would really like to thank Pastor Loren & Norma, our church family and our Care Group for all of the prayers, meals, gifts for little Stephen, visits, and everything else that went on during our time in the hospital with little Stephen (Bubba) and also while Emily was recovering from her surgery. It was incredibly encouraging! We feel so blessed to be part of a community that comes together during times of struggle.-The Stiles Family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Kathy and Harlan Mouw and Zach Mouw and all who mourn the passing of Kathy’s mother, Janice Boogerd, who passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Jan was also the sister-in-law of Agnes (John) Scholten and the aunt of Bonnie (Russ) Vander Schaaf. The funeral service was held yesterday.

Brody Pollema injured his hand on Tuesday and had surgery on Wednesday in Sioux Falls. Pray for healing.

Rog Vis is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Dakota Dunes. Pray the surgery goes well. Pray for a good recovery. Pray also for Rog in his struggle with Parkinson’s.

Sharon Soodsma received results from a biopsy testing positive for breast cancer. She was scheduled to meet with her doctor on Thursday to discuss options. Give thanks that the cancer is treatable. Pray for healing.

Continue to pray for Carver and Maddox Kooima as they grow and develop. The recently scheduled surgery for Maddox has been postponed for a few weeks.

Give thanks that knee replacement surgery went well for Eleanor Kiers on Tuesday. Pray for relief from pain and a good recovery.

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

Howard Grevengoed is slowly recovering from his recent fall. Pray for strength for Howard and Marilyn both.

Pray for Rick Van Hill as he continues to receive treatments for cancer. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement and healing.

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; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

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.

Loren Van Otterloo continues with treatments. He will have some more imaging done soon so pray that there is encouraging news on that.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as the last scans were encouraging. We also pray for Mike and for the rest of the 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

   HCS: A big thank you to all of you who came out to support the meat sale, bake sale, the dunk tank and the Rally Day Sale and Supper on Saturday, Sept. 17. We had a great turnout for both the meal and auction! There was over $84,000 raised to help educate our students and to help offset tuition. Hull Christian is extremely blessed by your generosity year after year.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT UNIVERSITY: The Joan Ringerwole Organ Recital Series presents organist Dr. Damin Spritzer in a solo organ recital on Sat., Oct. 15, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The recital series seeks to promote the organ and its repertoire for the musical education and enjoyment of students, alumni, and the community by bringing nationally-acclaimed organists to Dordt University.

HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a 2023 home build in Sioux Center. Applications forms are available online at:

https//www.siouxlandhabitat.org/own-a-home/application-process.html or call 712-255-6244 to receive one. The application period ends October 31.

JFA invites you to join us at the Annual Meeting/Fall Auction on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Parkview Events Center of Rock Valley. A delicious meal will be served from 5:00-6:30p (a freewill gift will be taken for the meal). At 6:15p there will be a BUSINESS MEETING which will include celebrating JFA ministry from the past year and looking at opportunities ahead, as well as presenting a new budget and new board member. Then at 6:30p our FALL AUCTION will begin with Mark Zomer and company. There will also be auction items online from Oct. 13-31 that you can bid on at zomerbid.com. We hope you can join us for this very important fund-raiser for JFA ministry efforts!

JFA is very excited to announce dates for upcoming 2023 Service and Learning Trips! Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these trips. The trips are designed to be an opportunity to use our hands and feet to bless others through work projects, but also to learn and experience a different culture than our own and see what God is doing through the incredible ministry partners serving in these communities. The sites/dates are: Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez MX: Jan. 20-27; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson, MS: Feb. 3-10; JVM Perkins Foundation, Jackson MS: Feb. 11-17; Grace Covenant Ministries, Annville, KY: March 3-10; Grace Reigns, Hildale UT: March 24-31. There is more information about each project on the JFA website (www.jfa-nwiowa.org.