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October 11, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 11, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

Preparation for Worship: “Lord Jesus Christ, be present now; our hearts in true devotion bow. Your Spirit

send with light divine, and let your truth within us shine.” (LUYH Hymn #524)


Prelude: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” 

*Call to Worship: (Ps. 78)

    Pastor:    Let us recount the praiseworthy deeds and power of the Lord:

    People:   We will tell the next generation the wonders He has done, so that children yet

                   unborn will know and tell them to their children, so that they will set their hope

                   in God and obey His commands. (from Ps. 78)

*Opening Prayer

 *Hymn: #562:1,2,4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Baptism of Wyatt Allen Van Otterloo

Baptism Hymn: Played on PPT “A Mother’s Prayer”


God’s Gift of the Law

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Mercy and Pardon

Hymn of Response: #1:1-3“That Man Is Blest” (Blue Psalter)  

Intercessory Prayer                                                                                                                      

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory: “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus”

*Hymn of Dedication:  #458:1,3 “Sing to the Lord of Harvest” (unannounced)


Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 7:13-29

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Two Ways; One Choice”

Prayer of Application


*Hymn of Response: #568:1-3 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*Call to Service

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #637 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude: “A Rejoicing” -Fedak       

   (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand - organist…MaryLou Wielenga


GREETERS TODAY: Jim & Aletha Oostenink, Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Seth & Jaime Oostenink, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Dason Van’t Hul, Dana Driesen, Christopher Baccam; PM Eric Haveman Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Marge Vander Esch, Kathy Bauer, Ashten Winterfeld, Dawson Feenstra, Alyssa Fedders; PM Mike Grevengoed Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Terry Jansma, Dan Bonestroo, Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY:  Parking Lot

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mark & Teresa Fedders


POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Linda                      NEXT WEEK:  AM Arlene; PM Jon                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE:  Eric Rens to Kevin Schutte; Shirley Rens to Justin Van Zee; Jim Rens to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Brian Rozeboom to Lauren Runia; Dave Rozeboom to Rev. Jan Van Ee



   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 Classes

   5:00 PM         Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

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


   6:30 PM         Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM         Deacon’s Meeting

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM         Council Meeting


   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study in the Youth Building


    9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 4 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    2:00 PM        Bereans – Lesson 3; Hostess: Nelvina Kroese

    6:45 PM        Cadets meet at Clubhouse in full uniform. Do Lesson A-2 in your Sept./Oct. Quest. Parents you can pick up your boys at 8:30p.



October 11, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Welcome to worship in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who guard and guide us, love and enliven us, find us when we’re lost and fix our broken hearts.  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 we will witness the baptism of Wyatt Allen Van Otterloo, infant son of Travis & Brittany.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Isaiah 45:1-8, Hebrews 11:1-6, and Belgic Confession, Art. 1, titled “We Believe  in God”.

DIRECTORY: I am working on updating our church directory. If you have a new address, phone number or email address, please call me (439-1626), email me at or put a note in my church mailbox. I would like your information this week! Thank you!  -Karen

A GATHERING of college and career singles is planned for this evening at 7:15p in the Youth Building. We met last year once a month on a Sunday evening. Let’s talk about what we want to do this year. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw (712-451-8272), or Pastor Loren 439-1123.

PRISON MINISTRY: Those wishing to be involved in the Prison Ministry need to complete forms. These need to be completed by October 22nd.  Questions, contact Tim Kats or Ben Wiersma.

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 taking time for lunch or coffee with them.

HULL FIRST REFORMED CHURCH will hold their annual soup and pie supper on Thursday, October 22, at the Hull Community Building serving from 5:00-7:30p. Freewill offering for the support of missionaries.

YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT: Minn-I-Kota Youth, Synod of the Heartland, and Inspiration Hills, are partnering to bring you a YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT ON Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Join us in the rolling hills outside of Inwood at Inspiration Hills. Register online at before Oct. 15th.

NEW ADDRESS: Matthew De Wild, 1313 4th Street. His cell phone number is (712) 541-7256.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thurs., Oct. 15, at 6:00p at the Homestead in Hull. We will be ordering our favorite Pizza and see a DVD of Hull Past & Present.  Call Pastor Katie 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman 439-2229 if you have any questions.

THANK YOU: The YPS would like to thank all of the church members that donated so generously to the food pantry drive this past Wednesday. If there was anyone that still wanted to donate, please give a call to any of the leaders or bring your food to the church basement near the kitchen.




Duane Vande Griend continues to heal and is feeling better every day. Give thanks for good progress.

Joyce Kroese began another round of chemo treatments this past week. Pray for strength and healing.

Continue to keep Gary Roetman in prayer as he continues to receive chemo treatments.

Give thanks that Gaylene Bouma was able to return home. Pray for healing and for peace of mind.   

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.

Surgery for Addison Pfingsten was scheduled this past Friday at Mayo Clinic.

Anthony Smit fell last week and was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital.

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.


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 praise God with Justin and Katie (Bakken) Lammers who were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 3, in Sioux Falls. They will make their home in Lennox, SD. May God provide his rich blessings to them as they begin their life together.

Bob Marks will be having back surgery on October 12 to remove a ruptured disk. He will have to be off of work for 6-8 weeks. Please pray with Bob and Beth for a successful surgery, for healing, and for patience during the recovery period.

Arnold Nielsen, father of Martin Nielsen, has shown improvement as he recovers from a hand injury. The hope is that he will be able to have the heart surgery that he needs a little earlier than was expected.

Dave Pluim continues to do well, but doctors continue to look for a cause for the episode he had earlier this year. We continue to pray for answers, effective treatment and healing.

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.


      On Thurs., Oct. 15, Western Music Department will present their Fall Music Festival at 7:30p in the Main Gym. All the music ensembles will be performing under the direction of Mr. Van Ravenswaay, Mr. Van’t Hul and Mrs. Wielenga.

      Hull Christian & Western Christian are continuing to collect money for the NW IA Christian Schools Tuition Organization (NICSTO). This gift support 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 and Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). It 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 Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western.


MEMORY LOSS Support Group will be meeting on Wed., Oct. 14, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. The group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind. Contact Melinda at 476-8214 with questions. New members are always welcome!

DORDT THEATRE ARTS presents Godspell, based on the Gospel of Matthew. Performances are Oct. 15-17, 22 and 24 at 7:30p and Oct. 24 at 2:00p. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and non-Dordt students at the door. The Box Office opens an hour before the show starts or on line at 

JFA Annual Banquet & Society Meeting will be Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30p at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Call 476-2804 by Oct. 12 for your meal reservation. A freewill offering will be taken on behalf of JFA.

HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will hold its Annual Fall Meeting with a luncheon in the Hope Haven gym beginning at 11:30a on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The program will be “Back to the Valley” given by staff from Westview Homes. There will also be a Business Meeting and Silent Auction. Your attendance is desired. Please take a friend and be a part of this ministry of service to others.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wed., Oct. 21, at 1:00p in Royale Meadows West Community Room. Barb Gerling from the Senior Companion Program will talk about the program, what it has to offer, and how this free service can provide much needed caregiver relief. For questions, call Ashley Anderson at 722-8157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

FAMILIES FINDING HOPE EVENT will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22, from 6:00-8:00p at 1st Ref. Church in Sioux Center. This event is an opportunity to gather and fellowship with others who have experienced the death of a loved one; whether it be a spouse, parent, grandparent, child, or sibling. Fun games for all ages, connecting with other families, free supper and balloon launch. Call 722-8108 by Monday, October 19th.

DORDT COLLEGE is hosting Defender Days on October 23 & 24. A full schedule is available online at

CENTER OF HOPE:  Invite your friends to our annual Fall Benefit on Sat., Oct. 24, at Sioux Falls Christian School. Doors open at 5:30p. More than 100 items have been donated for the benefit, and you are invited to take something home via Pop to Shop (retail gift cards inside balloons); gift baskets sold by silent auction; or participate in a unique version of Last Man standing. A grilled dinner will be served at 7:00p at NO cost, followed by a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the guests of Center of Hope. Details and a list of auction items are posted at Everyone is welcome. Advance reservations NOT required.

SIOUX CENTER Women’s Expo will be held Oct. 23 & 24. This is 2 days of shopping, fun, and entertainment designed specifically for women of all ages. It is an expo where attendees can shop and enjoy fantastic seminars, a concert by Revelation, the conclusion of a week-long “Pamper-me-Package” for two well-deserving local women, and a huge array of exhibits representing areas of health, food, fashion, home décor, cosmetics and more! Visit

SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC with Soul’d Out Quartet will be held at the Hull 1st Reformed Church on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3:00p. They travel the country with a mission of evangelism and discipleship to not only win souls for Christ but also to further strengthen and encourage God’s people to be the salt and light to the world and ambassadors for Christ. A free will offering will be taken during the concert.