October 11, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – October 11, 2020
Rev. Loren Kotman…. Minister
Preparation for worship: “O God, you pour out the spirit of grace and love. Deliver us from cold hearts and wandering thoughts, that with steady minds and burning zeal we may worship you in spirit and truth. Amen
WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #96:1-4 “Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise”
WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT
Baptism of Waylon John Van Grouw
Baptism Hymn: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
*Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: James 1:26-27
God’s Word Proclaimed: “True Religion”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD
*Hymn of Application: #288:1,2,5,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”
*Parting Hymn: #291:1-4 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
(1. all; 2. women; 3 men; 4. all – a cappella)
Your offering for the Christian Ed Fund can be placed in the offering plates
on your way out.
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Lavonne Kats
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
USHERS FOR OCT.: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle LeLoux, Mike Grevengoed, Mitchell Byl
NURSERY TODAY: Stephanie Struik, Liz Bonestroo, Kade LeLoux, Jesse Ney, Teagan De Jager
NEXT SUNDAY: Brittany Veldman, Jessica Pollema, Brooklyn Poppema, Braden Baccam,
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 Ed Fund
NEXT SUNDAY: Luke & Fiona De Koster
POWER POINT TODAY: Konner
NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk, set; Tonya, run
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick
NEXT SUNDAY: Cody
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Harlyn & Linda Bolkema
NEXT SUNDAY: Carl & Danielle Bonestroo
CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Kroese to Justin Van Zee; Eric Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Galen Kroese to Michael & Megan Ribbens; John Kroese to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Larry Kroese to Lauren & Connie Runia; Merlyn Kroese to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM Organizational Meeting for Christian Fellowship in the Council Room
6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting
7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting
8:00 PM Council Meeting
6:45 PM Cadets meeting at the clubhouse in full uniform for a regular meeting. Do Lesson 17 in the Discovering God’s Word Series.
6:45 PM GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting. Please bring registration form and t-shirts to trade if you didn’t do so during our kick-off.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
October 11, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: “O Lord we will exalt you, we will praise your name” (Isaiah 25:1, NRSV). Welcome, friends, as we gather to exalt and praise God.
THIS MORNING the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Waylon John Van Grouw, infant son of Curtis and Emily.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Revelation 2:12-27 titled “Jesus’ Words to a Tolerant Church”.
THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will not be meeting today.
AT THE CLOSE OF THE EVENING SERVICE Luke & Fiona DeKoster will speak briefly.
THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING for Christian Fellowship will be held this evening after the service in the council room.
NEXT SUNDAY EVENING the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Ruthie Michelle Leusink, infant daughter of Rick and Koni.
GEMS is looking for a few more counselors or helpers for 5th, 7th and 8th grades. If interested, please contact Karinda de Boom, 605-321-1038 or email email@example.com. Hull GEMS has a goal to pack 20 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. If you would like to contribute items or a monetary donation to this project send it with a GEM or get it to Karinda de Boom.
OPEN HOUSE BABY SHOWER for Kaleigh Van Middendorp & daughter, Cambrea Marie, Ashlee Vant Hul & daughter, Addyson Lorayne, Kenzie Hoekstra & daughter Parker Lynn, and Emily Van Grouw & son, Waylon John, is Tuesday, October 13, in the church basement from 6:30-8:00p. Come and go as it works in your schedule. All ladies are encouraged to attend. Cookies, coffee and cold drink will be served.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE the East half of the sanctuary (youth building side) will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. Members are reminded that the back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.
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.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: Please call with any new email addresses and phone numbers for the directory (439-1626), email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your cell phone number in the directory, please let me know. Thank you! -Karen
SHARE GROUP: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Sioux County, the SHARE group for widows and widowers will not be meeting in the month of October. We will re-evaluate and hope to meet in Nov. if possible.
PRAISING GOD for all my/our family, friends, church family, Pastor Kotman and Elders Don Krommendyk and Lee Van Grouw for all the love, care, prayers and meals brought in while I was recuperating this summer. It’s been quite a journey, but God was and still is walking beside me/us the whole time. In a couple of weeks, I will get the radioactive iodine treatment - praying that it will have the desired effect. Praise the Lord for His healing and constant loving care. -Diane & Dave Bonestroo
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We extend our Christian sympathy to Jo (Mrs. Don) Westra and family in the passing of her brother, Cornie Brands, of Rock Valley on October 1.
We also extend our Christian sympathy to Darlene Kroese, Dennis Kroese, Larry & Faye Kroese, John and Joyce Kroese, Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed and Wilma Grevengoed and families in the passing of Charles Kroese on Tuesday evening. Funeral service was held on Saturday. May God comfort these families in their loss.
Jarvis De Wild had a CT scan on October 2. He met with his oncologist this past Thursday. The lymph nodes in his abdomen which were enlarged from his CT in July have grown. Now there are lymph nodes in his chest and one in his neck that are enlarged. He will have a biopsy of the lymph node in his neck. He most likely will need more chemo. He continues to have his esophagus stretched every couple of weeks. Please pray for healing and that his esophagus stays open so he can swallow and eat.
Donna Rens is making very slow progress in her recovery from Covid. No visitors at this time, but phone calls are welcome. Jim Rens is doing well in his recovery. Continue to remember them in your prayers.
Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed continue to make progress in their healing from Covid. They appreciate your ongoing prayers.
Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!
LeRoy Jongetjes is on hospice at Rock Rapids Health Centre. Pray that he will be comfortable. He is not allowed to have visitors but cards are welcome. His address is 703 S. Union Street, Room 315, Rock Rapids, IA 51246.
Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom as she recovers from some recent falls.
Matt Bosma fell and broke his left ankle on October 1. He is wearing a boot for six weeks. Pray for healing.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Rock Rapids Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS
Jan Bakker started a series of chemo treatments to treat recurring lymphoma activity. Pray for strength and the effectiveness of these treatments.
We continue to pray for those who continue their recovery from recent surgeries. We pray for their strengthening.
We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.
We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.
We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.
Hull Christian School is looking for more substitute paraprofessionals and teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in substituting at HCS, please call the office at 439-2273.
Hull Christian School will be holding their annual Service Day on Tuesday, October 27. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone needing extra help raking their leaves. Please call school (439-2273) by Monday, October 26, if we can assist you in this way.
Donating to NICSTO: Hull Christian & Western are continuing to collect money for the Northwest Iowa 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 (IRAs, 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 Christian.
Order forms for purchasing meat at Western’s Annual Fall Bonanza were placed in church mailboxes a few weeks ago. If you did not receive one or have not seen it, there are extra copies on the narthex table or you may order online at https://www.westernchristianhs.com/office/fall%20meal%20.pdf. Orders must be in by November 1. Your order will be available on November 20 at the school. There will not be meat certificates available the day of the auction. All meat must be preordered. If you have questions, please contact the office at Western Christian at 712-439-1013.
DORDT: The Dordt Music Dept. will present a 4th Avenue Jazz Concert on Friday, Oct. 16, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. Featured in the concert will be the 4th Avenue Singers and 4th Avenue Band. Contact the Music Department office to secure your free tickets at 712-722-6222 or email@example.com as seating is limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Masks are required for all recital attendees and seating will be socially distanced. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions on in-person attendance or cancellations.
DORDT will present a Hymn Festival at 10:30a on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Auditorium. An extended prelude by organ students will begin at 10a. The Festival will feature Bella Voce, brass, percussion, flute, and cello and will include beloved hymns of our faith. Mask are required and seating will be socially distanced. Visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions.
DORDT student Claira De Jong will present a senior piano recital at 7:30p on Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Auditorium. Masks required and seating will be socially distanced.
BETHANY’S “FAMILY CHANGES EVERYTHING”, live national broadcast, an inspiring evening benefitting children and families, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00p EST. Registration is free but required! We’ll be led in a time of worship by singer/songwriter David Crowder, enjoy performances from Grammy-award-winners Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs, and hear a powerful message from pastor and author Francis Chan. Register at Bethany.org/Family.
INSPIRATION HILLS Live & Online Fall Auction will be held on Friday, October 23. Doors open at 6:30p and the live & online auction begins at 7:00p in the Main Lodge. Visit our website at www.inspirationhills.org to register for Online Bidding and view auction items. Refreshments only will be served.
JUSTICE FOR ALL Annual Meeting/dinner has been moved to Thursday, October 29th. Same place and time!