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October 13, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – October 13, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: Our sole purpose, our basic reason for existence, is to bring maximum glory to our God – may we magnify, exalt, and elevate the Lord our God in our worship! (Chuck Swindoll)



*Response Call to Worship:

                                        Pastor:     You are worthy, O Lord!

                                        People:    You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power!

                                        Pastor:     For You have created all things.

                                        People:    You are worthy, O Lord!

*Opening Hymn of Praise: #48:1,3,5 “Great Is the Lord Our God”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: SW#22:1.2 “Great Is the Lord”


God’s Law: Lord’s Day 34 (Q&A 92)

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Commitment: #115:1-3 “Not unto Us, O God of Heaven”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund



*Hymn of Preparation: #199:1,3 “I Am the Lord Your God”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Deuteronomy 4:32-40, 5:1-7 & Lord’s Day 34 (Q&A 93-95)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Put God First”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: SW#28:1-3 “As the Deer”



*Sending Out 

*Doxology: #634:1 “Father, We Love You”

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga


GREETERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Jim & Donna Rens, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Bethany Scholten, Mark Leusink, Braden Baccam, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Lonni Westphal Family 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Mya Kleinwolterink, Kirsten Grevengoed, Haley Driesen; PM Evan Wielenga Family

USHERS FOR OCT:  Randy Winterfeld, Justin Pollema, Eric Rens, Brian Rozeboom

VALET PARKING FOR OCT: Oct. 13: Sam Scholten, Andrew Hoekstra; Oct. 20: Alex Westra,

Scott Kroese; Oct. 27: Curtis Van Grouw, Ross Te Slaa

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: Center for Financial Ed

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Harlan & Kathy M.  NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Aletha O.

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya               NEXT SUNDAY:  AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Darren  Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; Dave Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dean Bonestroo to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Devin Bonestroo to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Matt Bosma to Lauren & Connie Runia; Arch Brummel to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism

 10:45 AM       Christian Ed Committee

 10:45 AM       Men’s Chorus Rehearsal

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM       College & Career Bible Study (meet in the Youth Building)


   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

    8:00 PM      Council Meeting


   9:50 AM       Coffee Break  - Lesson 4

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild.  Lesson 2. Opening Prayer; Nelvina K.; Closing Prayer: Lavonne VS

   7:00 PM       Men’s Society – Lesson 2.

   7:00 PM       YPS – Fall Activity (Corn Maze). Devotions:  Dawson F. & Mackelle G.;

                          Lunch: Aubri F., Ashley G., Riley G.

Sunday Morning: October 13, 2019


October 13, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist invites us: “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise” (Psalm 66:1-2, NRSV). Welcome to worship! 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 welcome Emily Van Grouw, wife of Curt Van Grouw, to the family of God at First CRC. Emily’s membership comes from Orland Park CRC of Orland Park, IL.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Ruth 1 titled “Emptiness”.

OPEN HOUSE BABY SHOWER for Baylor Rae Pollema is tomorrow, Oct. 14, from 6:30-8:00. All ladies are encouraged to attend. Come and go as it works in your schedule!

A CARD SHOWER is requested for Lou Krommendyk for her 88th birthday on October 17th.

THE FISH ARE COMING! In 3 weeks, we will be observing World Hunger Sunday and taking a collection on behalf of World Renew’s work with hungry people worldwide. Look for Peter Fish banks and devotional books for both children and adults next Sunday.

DIRECTORY: I would like to finalize the new directory this week and would appreciate it if you would let me know if you have a new phone number (no longer have your landline phone), have a new address, and if you have a cell phone number you would like to include in the directory. You may call me (439-1626) or email me at or leave a note in my mailbox. Thank you! -Karen

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, October 17th at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy soups and bread for supper and pie for dessert. If you had not volunteered to bring food, pleases consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will enjoy a concertina program from Gary Siebring and Joan Johnson of George. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

THANK YOU to everyone for your thoughts and kind words with the sudden loss of our husband, father, and grandpa, Loren Bouma. Thank you to Pastor Kotman, Pastor Klompien, Elder Merlyn Kroese and Elder Ed Haveman for your many calls and visits. Thank you also to Care Groups 2&4 for the meal, flowers, and gifts. We have been so blessed by the many individuals who have stopped by to visit, brought food, given memorial gifts and given genuine comfort to us when we have needed it. Thank you also for your continued prayers. It is such a blessing to be a part of a caring church community.

           -Gaylene Bouma & family, Sean, Stephanie, Christopher, Logan and Braden Baccam

THANK YOU to our Heavenly Father for His continued grace and presence during our battle with breast cancer and ongoing back pain. Also, thank you to Pastors Kotman and Klompien, Elder De Kruyf, our Care Group, and church family for all your prayers, visits, food, flowers, cards, and expressions of support. All of these were very much appreciated. -Bob & Sharon Soodsma

THANK YOU:  We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, visits and the food so many brought over. We thank Pastor Loren & Pastor Carl for their prayers and visits. Thank you also to Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink for their calls and for visiting me while I was in Avera Hospital. We thank and praise God for all He has done for me. The treatment I am receiving is making me stronger every day. Thanks again! -Pete & Nelva Pollema



Harry Meendering was admitted to Avera McKenna Hospital in Sioux Falls with a brain bleed on Wednesday evening. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for healing for Harry.

Give thanks that the CT Scan was clear for Gary Roetman. Gary and Susan are so thankful to God for answered prayers.

Give thanks that Jarvis De Wild is making good progress. He passed a swallow test on Monday and the pathology report showed that the surgeon got all the cancer. Jarvis was hopeful of returning home this weekend. Pray for continued healing.   

Lou Krommendyk went to Pleasant Acres on Monday. She is hoping to begin rehab therapy soon.  Pray for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.


We continue to keep Tim & Vicki Lammers in our prayers as they remember and mourn the passing of Vicki’s mother, Lucy Miedema, 87, of Hospers. Her funeral was held this past Wednesday.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, will be moving to Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids. He will be in Room #2. We pray for a good transition as he settles in. We also pray for continued progress in his rehabilitation and for those who will be working with him.

We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from injuries, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.


   Western Christian FFA Chapter will be hosting their 5th Annual Farmer Feed on Tuesday, October 22, at Hartog Elevator, Sanborn; Ag Partners, Sheldon; Hull Coop; Doon Elevator; and CFE in Rock Valley, Serving sandwiches, chips, cookies and a drink from 11:30a-1:30p.

   Service Day at Hull Christian: HCS will be holding their annual Service Day on Thursday, October 31. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone who needs extra help raking their leaves. Please call school (439-2273) by Tuesday, October 29, if we can assist you in any way.

   HCS is selling Pizza Ranch and Casey’s coupon cards. There are GREAT deals on both cards. The Pizza Ranch card says Hull, but can be used at any surrounding Pizza  Ranch.



HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE is Tuesday, October 15, from 12:00-6:00p in the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit

DORDT MUSIC DEPARTMENT: This year marks the 7th year of the Ringerwole Organ Recital Series at Dordt University. The fall 2019 recital will be presented by internationally acclaimed organist Peter Westerbrink at 7:30p on Friday, October 18, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Peter is organist of world-famous Schnitger organs in Groningen and Noordbroek. This recital is free and open to the public.

YOU’RE INVITED to a fund-raising concert for Kingdom Bound Prison Aftercare on Saturday, Oct 19th, at 6:30p at the Sioux Falls Christian School. Come hear some great contemporary Christian music by the group “Alive” (a Michigan based Christian music group) and also hear testimonials from men recently released from prison.

HOPE HAVEN’S 55th Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Hope Haven beginning at 5:00p. Society members will have the opportunity to elect Board members, review recent audit and budgets, and receive the annual report on the ministry of Hope Haven. Hope Haven is a society owned agency; therefore, you are encouraged to exercise your membership and become involved in the business of Hope Haven.

DORDT UNIVERSITY’S Andreas Center is hosting the Presidential Politics Conference of Iowa (PPCI) on October 24-26th. This national, cross-disciplinary event will be the 2nd meeting of scholars focusing on presidential elections and presidential power, and its underlying theme is executive leadership for the common good. Confirmed speakers include Emma Green, John Inazu, Daniel McCarthy, and Michael Wear. For more information visit or register at Contact Emily Rowe at or by calling 722-6434 with any questions.

INSPIRATION HILLS FALL AUCTION will be held on Friday, October 25th. Doors open at 6:00p with a meal of Soup, Sandwich & Dessert! The live auction will begin at 7:00p. The focus of our auction this year is to highlight the ministry of Inspiration Hills and raise funds for the major repair of the pool. If you would like to be a sponsor, donate an auction item, or have any questions, please contact Dave Heilman at 712-360-0140.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in conjunction with a grant from Arts Midwest will present a Guest Concert by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet on Sat., Oct. 26 at 7:30p in the Auditorium on the campus of Dordt. Tickets available at the door the night of the concert. Questions, call 722-6230.

BRAHMS REQUIEM: The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus begins this year’s season with a special fall session of rehearsals to get ready for a collaborative performance of the Brahms Requiem in English, with the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra on April 7, 2020! Fall rehearsals will be Tuesday nights 7:30-9:30p from Oct. 22 – Nov. 20 in the choir room at Northwestern College. Regular spring rehearsals will begin again on January 14.