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October 1, 2017


MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 1, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister




*Responsive Call to Worship (Psalm 145:8-13)

Pastor: The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

People: The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

MEN: All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.

Women: They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may

  1. of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

People: The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.

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

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting



God’s Will for our Lives

Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Dedication to Holy Living: #567 “We’ve Come This Far by Faith”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Family Crisis Center


Men’s Chorus: “Be Thou My Vision”



*Song of Preparation: #495:1-3 “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Romans 1:16,17; Romans 3:21-31

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Reformation Solas: Faith Alone”

Prayer of Application



*Song of Response: #675:1-3, 5 “By Grace We Have Been Saved” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”


(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)


*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie TeKrony



GREETERS TODAY: Pete & Nelva Pollema, Deacon Terry & Dee Ann Jansma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Elder Gerald Jansen


NURSERY TODAY: AM Nicole Van Berkum, Tami Westphal, Kyrin De Groot, Makenna Fedders, Dana Driesen; PM Travis Veldman Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kate Bonestroo, Lindsey Pfingsten, Addison Rozeboom, Jesse Ney, Jessica De Jager; PM Dave Vant Hul Family


USHERS FOR OCT.: Scott Kroese, Dean Bonestroo, Jacob Westra, Jake Ney


OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Mission Fund; 2. Family Crisis Center



COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Terry & Dee Jansma NEXT WEEK: Henry & Cheryl Kats

  1. POINT TODAY: Julie (Tonya run PM) NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk



CORRESPONDENCE: Dean Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; Devin Bonestroo to Kevin Schutte; Jeanette Boogerd to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Matt Bosma to Lauren Runia; Loren Bouma to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



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 (meet in the council room)

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study (Men) (meet in the council room)

7:00 PM Christian Fellowship meet in the Youth Building


6:45 PM GEMS meet at Hope CRC. We will be doing a large group craft that involves painting, so you may want to wear clothes that could get paint on them.

7:30 PM Friendship Bible at Northside Court


9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit

7:00 PM YPS. Lesson/Can Food Drive. Devotions: Jessi De Jager & Dana Driesen.

Lunch: Logan Baccam & Mitchell Fedders

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 3. Opening Prayer: Carol V.; Closing Prayer: Linda B.

7:00 PM Men’s Society. Lesson 11.

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



October 1, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to worship, Christian fellowship and a time, we pray, for your faith to be rejuvenated. 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 EVENING Rev. Kotman’s message is taken from Acts 6 & 7:51-60 titled “Stephen: A Man of God”.


DIRECTORY: I would like to run off the new directory soon! If you have a new address, phone number, or email address or would like your cell phone listed in the directory, please call me at 439-1626 (leave a message if I am not in), or email me at ASAP! Thank you! –Karen


FOOD PANTRY DRIVE – OCT. 4th : The YPS will be driving around town collecting food for the Hull Food Pantry on Wed., Oct. 4th. A listing of the food that the pantry needs is in your church box. If you will not be home that night and would still like to contribute, please bring your items to the church kitchen.


CHOIR REHEARSAL will be starting on Oct. 8. We would love to have you sing and be a part of this group. Bring a friend or two and let’s sing praises to our Lord. Questions – talk to Shondra.


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.


WESTERN STUDENTS will be canvassing Hull & Boyden for non-perishable food items for schools & families impacted by Hurricane Harvey on Oct. 13. See the list in your church mailbox for more information!

HULL, TEXAS was marked by Hurricane Harvey as was the Hull-Daisetta Independent School District. The elementary school has been closed due to the flooding so students are meeting at an elementary school in Hardin ISD. The City of Hull, Hull Chamber, Boyden-Hull Elementary/HS, HCS & Western are organizing “Hull helping Hull” to bring necessities to this school and its families now through October 4!. We are asking for your help by collecting Monetary Donations or Personal Care Items and good used clothing and shoes. Checks can be made to the Hull Community Foundation and mailed to the City Of Hull, PO Box 816, Hull, IA 51239 or items and money dropped off at American State Bank or Iowa State Bank.


LADIES NIGHT OF HOPE EVENT is Wed., Oct. 11, at Western. Vendor Fair starts at 5:00p, catered meal by Dan’s at 6:30p and the featured entertainment will be “Duelly Noted” a female dueling piano act that is sure to please. If you’d like to host a table or just need a chair contact the Chamber Office to make reservations at 439-1513 or Ticket price is your donation to the American Cancer Society.


THE HULL 1ST REFORMED CHURCH invites you to their annual Soup and Pie Supper on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Hull Community Building, serving from 5:00-7:30p. Freewill offering for support of missionaries.


ALL CONGREGATIONS of classis Iakota and classis Heartland are warmly invited to a combined worship service in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The joint Iakota-Heartland service will be on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00p in the Western Christian High School Gym. The service will include music by area high school choirs and a brass quintet, a sermon by Pastor John Lee, and a celebration of communion hosted by the councils of First and Hope CRC’s of Hull. The offering will be for Resonate Global Mission.


HCS TOUR OF HOMES: Hull Christian’s Parent Circle will be hosting a Tour of Homes in conjunction with Hull’s Winterfest, on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:00-8:00p and Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p. Tickets will be available at HCS office and Hair on Hickory. Come and enjoy the 6 beautiful homes from new construction to remodels. Thank you in advance for supporting our Christian School!


CHRISTMAS CARDS: Each year our church participates in this project. Crossroad Bible Institute’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ and Christmas into a very dark place. Last year 43,325 cards were sent and some inmates were able to receive more than one card! The guidelines include: 1) English or Spanish Christmas cards – no foil, stickers, glitter, glue pop-up parts or paint and NO homemade layered cards; 2) you may add a special greeting, encouragement, or Bible verse (CBI will personalize it with a student’s name); 3) Sign only your FIRST name or “A brother/sister in Christ” (no unsigned cards accepted) 4) place cards in a blank envelope and DO NOT SEAL. There is a box on the narthex table to put your cards. There also are some extra cards that you may use. Cards are due by November 1st.




Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Cory and Sherry De Wit in the death of Sherry’s grandpa, John Runia of Brookings, SD. May God comfort this family in their loss.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Rob and Donna Fedders, Dan and Dana Fedders and family, Mark and Teresa Fedders and family and Ryan Fedders in the passing of Rob’s mom, Lena Fedders, of Sioux Center on Wednesday evening. Visitation is Sunday from 2:00-5:00p at Memorial Funeral Home and the funeral is Monday at 11:00a at First CRC in Sioux Center. May God comfort them in their loss.

Ÿ Give thanks that gallbladder surgery went well for Mary Krommendyk on Wednesday. Pray for a good recovery.

Ÿ Give thanks that Dennis Brunsting is recovering well from his recent hernia surgery and was able to go back to work.

Ÿ Continue to pray for Sally De Groot as she recovers from a recent fall.

Ÿ Anthony Smit is back at Aspen Heights. Give thanks for progress made.

Ÿ Surgery is pending for Tyler Vande Griend who has a tumor that is pressing on his spine.

Ÿ Duane Vande Griend was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital early Wednesday morning with pneumonia and dehydration. Give thanks for progress made. Pray for better health.

Ÿ Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma as she recovers from surgery. Pray for a good recovery and that her spirits would be lifted.

Ÿ Tests at the VA Hospital in Seattle are completed for Eldon De Wild. The meeting with the doctors to decide on a transplant has been postponed to October 11 so that the cardiologist can attend. Pray for good days for Eldon and LuAnn as they patiently wait.

Ÿ Give thanks that the biopsy on LeRoy Jongetjes’s lymph nodes revealed no cancer. Radiation treatment for his throat and lung will likely begin in a couple of weeks. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Ÿ Cruise De Groot arrived in South Carolina to begin basic training with the U.S. Army. Please pray for his strength and safety as he begins his training. Your prayers and letter of encouragement and support are welcomed. Cruise’s address is:



Ÿ 1st BN 61st IN REGT 165th IN BDE



Ÿ We pray for Hope members who are recovering from surgeries and procedures as well as those who have family and loved ones who are continuing their recoveries.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.



Western is looking for a part-time custodial person. It would consist of 2 hours per day either before or after school. If interested, contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or

Western invites all friends of Western to the Friends of Western Banquet on Thurs., Oct. 12, at 5:30p. The cost for the meal is $10 and is sponsored by the Western Foundation. Western faculty members will inspire you with their presentations before the evening concludes with the Fall Music Festival at 7:30p. Please RSVP by emailing or call the school at 439-1013 before October 9.

Western will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Terry Mortenson from “Answers in Genesis” on Mon., Oct. 23, at 9:00a in the Western Event center. Dr. Mortenson will present his view on the flood during the time of Noah. This presentation is open to the public.

HCS: Save the date for a Community Impact Night at the Pizza Ranch on Monday, Oct. 9, from 5:00-7:00p. The money raised will go towards the Student Activity Fund. This fund covers field trips, athletics, music, fine arts and interscholastic events, as well as other extracurricular activities.



LOVE, INC: Come join the fun at the Cooking with Love classes! You get to take home what you make OR bless someone with a ready to cook meal! Our menu is: Oct. 3 Lasagna/Garlic Bread; Oct. 10 Authentic Mexican; Oct. 17 Beef stew/Chicken Wild Rice Soup. Classes start at 7:00p. Hope to see you there!

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Tues. Oct. 3, at Central Reformed Church from 7-9p. Katie Detloff, the Siouxland Mental Health Program Director for the new “Sioux Rivers Regional Assessment & Stabilization Center” will share information about the services they provide. Call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support group on Wed., Oct. 4, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you to join them on Sat., Oct. 14 at 6:00p at the Sioux Center Health Healing Garden for a special celebration called “Light of Joy” in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. RSVP by Thurs., Oct. 12 to Ashley at 722-8418. Visit for more info.

SIOUX CENTER WOMEN’S EXPO is October 20 & 21. Admission is FREE. A complete listing of vendors and breakout sessions is available at