October 14, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 14, 2018
Rev. Duane Tinklenberg.…Guest Minister
Preparation for worship: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Ps. 8:1). We praise you this day and always!
WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #183:1-4 “With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
Ministry of Music: “Hymns Medley” Brad Krommendyk, Shelly, Lindsey & Allison Van Otterloo
WE ARE REMINDED OF GOD’S GRACE
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Hymn of Assurance: #482:1-5 “Man of Sorrows—What a Name”
Offering: Christian Education Fund
Piano Offertory by Allison Van Otterloo… “Be Still My Soul & It Is Well”
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Hymn of Preparation: #279:1-3 “O Word of God Incarnate”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Luke 9:28-45
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Jesus: Lord in Two Worlds”
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Response: #405:1-3 “I Serve a Risen Savior”
WE LIVE FOR GOD
*“Doxology” sung by Brad Krommendyk, Shelly, Lindsey & Allison Van Otterloo
*indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Devin & Kate Bonestroo, Deacon Ryan Fedders
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Arch & Val Brummel, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk
NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Isabella Zomermaand, Abby Fedders, Teagan De Jager; PM Kyle LeLoux Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Bryson Sandbulte, Jacob Emerick, Haley Driesen; PM Joel Leusink Family
USHERS FOR OCT.: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Dean Bonestroo, Matt Bosma
VALET PARKING FOR Oct.: Oct. 14: Bryce Veldman, Tim Kats; Oct. 21: Alex Westra, Scott Kroese; Oct. 28: David Te Krony, Eric Rens
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
OFFERING NEXT WEEK: Hope Haven
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Daryl & Judi Wesselink NEXT WEEK: Rob & Amy Westra
POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley NEXT WEEK: Julie/Tonya
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT WEEK: Cody
CORRESPONDENCE: Arlene Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jo Van Surksum to Kevin Schutte; Darren Vant Hul to Lauren Runia; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes
10:45 AM Christian Ed Committee
6:00 PM Evening Service
7: 15 PM Past High: College/Career singles Bible Study in the Youth Building
6:45 PM GEMS will meet for a regular meeting. Our 7th & 8th graders will be packing Operation Christmas Child boxes, so if girls would like to bring additional donations they would be welcome.
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 4 of Discover Colossians
7:00 PM YPS – Fall Activity. Devotions: Marcus TK & Mitchell W; Lunch: Emily F. & Braeden K.
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 3. Opening Prayer: Vell K; Closing Prayer: Lavonne VS
7:00 PM Men’s Society
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
October 14, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship in the name of the Creator who paints autumn leaves, the Savior who teaches us to warm hearts with love, and the Spirit who guides us through life’s seasons. 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.
WE WELCOME Rev. Duane Tinklenberg as he leads our worship services today.
THE 11th & 12th grade Sunday School class will not meet this morning.
POST HIGH: College/Career singles Bible study will be meeting this evening at 7:15p in the Youth Building. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw 451-8272.
NEXT SUNDAY Skylar Lynn Schultze, infant daughter of Matt & Kait, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Mark Hoekstra from Talking Bibles will speak during the evening service. There will be coffee after the service. There will be an offering taken for Talking Bibles on Oct. 28th.
CARE GROUP #3 is having a grocery shower for Ben & Lisa Wiersma. This is a way that the entire congregation can help this family! Freezer meals are also welcome. You can put the meal in the church freezer and then be sure to let Ben & Lisa know it is there. Gifts cards are welcome as well. There are boxes in the narthex for the groceries.
DIRECTORY: I will be running off the new directory Monday! If you have a new address, phone number, or email address or would like your cell phone listed in the directory and you have not contacted me, please call me at 439-1626 Monday morning or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 taking time for lunch or coffee with them.
THE “SHARE” GROUP will meet on Oct. 18 at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy an appetizer buffet for supper. Please bring your favorite appetizer to share. We will enjoy a concertina program from Gary Siebring & Joan Johnson of George. Call Deanna (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with questions.
CBI’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ & Christmas into a very dark place. Guidelines: 1) English/Spanish cards (no foil/stickers/glitter/glue/pop-up parts or paint & 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! A box is on the narthex table for your cards. Cards are due by Nov. 15.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mailboxes. They are requesting no toothpaste or candy! The brochure inside the box has instructions along with a list of gift suggestions. When you have filled your box attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age and tape it to the box. Filled boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Wednesday, November 14th.
CROSSROADS & NW IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. TEC is an interdenominational 3 day Christian retreat/lock in designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is Friday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 18. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR SEPT.:
General Fund: $28,325.00 Building Fund: $995.00 Mission Fund: $2,100.00 Benevolence: $805.00
THANK YOU so much for all the prayers, cards, visits, meals, and groceries. Thank you to Care Group #3 for putting on the grocery shower, and thank you to our previous care group for your generous gifts earlier this year. We are blessed to be a part of such a caring congregation! God is so good! –Ben & Lisa Wiersma
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Lou Krommendyk had a doctor’s appointment on Monday and everything looked good. She can start doing a few things now for which she is thankful. Pray for continued healing.
- Duane Vande Griend finished his radiation treatments this week and his doing well.
- Matt De Wild continues to make improvements each week. He is enjoying getting out in the van once in a while. Please continue to keep Matt and LuAnn in your prayers.
- George Heynen injured his knee on Saturday. Pray for healing.
- Keep Esther Rozeboom in your prayers as she has a lot of pain due to a compression fracture in her back which cannot be treated with medication or surgery. Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.
- Heath Stoker continues to improve from his bone marrow transplant. Please continue to keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers as they adjust to a new normal and try to remain healthy through the winter months.
- Remember Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers as he recovers from recent hernia surgery.
- Lisa Wiersma received her last chemo treatment this week. The next step is surgery, which will be sometime in November.
- Pray for Al Rens at Pleasant Acres as he recovers from recent back surgery.
- Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Joan Buyert was admitted to the hospital this past week and was able to return home on Thursday. We pray for her continued strength and recovery
- Wilma Heynen has begun a second series of radiation treatments and is also preparing to receive chemotherapy. We pray that the treatments are effective and that God will grant healing and encouragement.
- Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
- We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. 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.
The chapel theme this year at HCS is focusing the students on the power of prayer. Each month teachers and classes take turns leading the school wide chapel. It is our desire to pray for specific needs in the community. We are asking for your input to pray for the specific needs your business may have. Please send us a picture of your business with the prayer items you would like us to remember to email@example.com. We will lift you up in prayer during our October chapel. Thank you for helping us pray for our community.
JFA will have an informational meeting about upcoming Service & Learning Trips on Tues., Oct. 16, at 7p at the JFA Ministry Center. If you can’t make the meeting but would like more information, call Luke at 476-2804.
DORDT: Defender Days celebration is Oct. 19&20. Go to www.dordt.edu for weekend highlights.
DORDT seniors Kourtney TeBrake, soprano, and Karissa Van Surksum, trumpet, will present a joint senior recital at 7:30p on Friday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium. Free and open to the public.
HOPE HAVEN’S 54th Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at Hope Haven beginning at 1:00p. 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.
INSPIRATION HILLS AUCTION is Fri., Oct. 26! The proceeds will go toward the kitchen remodel. Doors open at 6:00p when you can look over the donated items and enjoy soup & dessert. The auction begins at 7:00p.
KATELYN’S FUND Orphan Ministry Auction is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, at New Life Reformed Church. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal served from 5:30-6:30 and the auction starts at 6:30p. Monetary and merchandise donations welcome. To make a donation go to: KatelynsFund.org/auction-donation-form. No gift is too large or small. Questions, call Wade or Alissa Kroeze at 722-3140.
GATHER A GROUP together to hear Valerie Elliot Shepard speak in Orange City on Nov. 2&3, with a men’s breakfast event ($5-9-10:30a) and women’s conference ($10, 9a-2p, lunch included). Get your tickets before prices go up this Tuesday, the 15th! Visit your local Radio Shack or shepards.eventbrite.com. Also, mark your calendar for the free session Friday night, Nov. 2, at Unity Knight Center from 7:00-8:30p; free-will offering. These events are sponsored by OC area churches, businesses and community members.
THE 4th Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet will be held Mon., Oct. 29, from 5:30-8:00p at the Carmel Ref. Church in rural Rock Valley. Please RSVP Rhonda at 605-695-0059.
SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you and your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. Through your generous donation, you will receive a personalized ornament to cherish their memories. These ornaments will decorate the Loving Tree in the Town Center at Sioux Center Health throughout the holiday season. For more information or to order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Deadline to order is Friday, Nov. 16th.