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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 15, 2017

Rev. Jack Gray.…Guest Minister

Preparation for worship: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude: Duet by Shondra Wielenga & Marcia Hoekstra “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”

*Call to Worship: Psalm 68:4-6

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting: John 15:12-14

*Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #588:1-3 “Tell Your Children”

  1. of Music: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (Keizer family vss. 1&2; congregation stand and join in on verse 3) & Ella Brands…”What a Beautiful Name”

 

CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE

God’s Will for Our Lives: God’s Law from School Days

Call to Confession: Psalm 32:5a

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 32:5b,c

Hymn of Assurance: SW#40 “Create in Me a Clean Heart”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory: Saxophone solo by Cory De Wit

 

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Song of Preparation: #585:1,2 “Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 50:22-26; Exodus 13:19

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Bones that Spoke”

Outline:

I. Four

II. One

III. Me

Prayer of Application

 

GOD CALLS US TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: SW#53:1-3 “Faith of Our Fathers”

*Parting Blessing: I Thessalonians 2:23

*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand - pianists…Shondra Wielenga & Marcia Hoekstra

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Wilmar & Betty Pollema, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dan & Lisa Poppema, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Talan De Yager, Savannah Feenstra, Jerad Kats; PM Rick Van Hill Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Megan Kooima, Alysia Haveman, Kirsten Grevengoed, Konner Struik, Rachel Kats; PM Nic Van Engen Family

 

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

 

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

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Talking Bibles

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Vell Keizer and family; NEXT WEEK: Tim & Ruth Kats

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason NEXT SUNDAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Brent De Jager to Justin Van Zee; Dwayne De Jong to Kevin Schutte; Jean De Jong to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rog De Kruyf to Lauren Runia; Walt den Hoed to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

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

10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Shari De Wild & Lavonne Kats

MONDAY

6:45 PM GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 4 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 4. Opening Prayer: Eleanor F.; Closing Prayer: Arlene VS

7:00 PM Men’s Society. Lesson 12.

7:00 PM YPS. Lesson/Fall Activity (Corn Maze) Devotions: Alyssa F & Rachel K.

Lunch: Cory N & Treyton S

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 15, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Good morning! We gather in the name of Jesus! Please greet one another in peace. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TV’s are available so that the service can be viewed. Jim & Vell Keizer invite everyone to join them for cake & coffee after the morning service in the church basement to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary.

 

WE WELCOME Rev. Jack Gray as he leads our worship services today. Next Sunday Rev. Dan De Groot will lead our services.

OUR CHURCH is scheduled to visit Pleasant Acres today at 2:00p. We are looking for someone who would like to share a spiritual message to our elderly saints. Call Tim Kats at 578-9728 if you can help.

 

REMINDER: The back 8 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.

 

PASTOR LOREN will be gone until Tues., October 24. In case of a special need, call your Care Group Elder.

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Cake, coffee, and juice will be served after the evening service on Sunday, November 12, in appreciation of Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman and Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien.

 

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Mark Hoekstra will share a ministry update on “Talking Bibles”. Following the service coffee & cookies will be served in the church basement.

 

DIRECTORY UPDATES: Joyce De Vries has moved to Aspen Heights. She is in Room 102. The new telephone number for Esther Rozeboom is 439-2377. Tyler Vande Griend’s address is 1221 2nd St. and his phone number is 712-441-1711.

 

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE is looking for additional members. If you are interested in being on this committee, call Tim Kats at 578-9728.

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP is being planned for May 1-8, 2018. If you are interested in going, call Val Brummel or a member of the Evangelism Committee.

 

THE BANQUET is in need of small containers. Please put them in the box in the narthex.

 

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

 

THE SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (note change of day). We will gather in the parking lot of Homestead Commons at 9:30a and carpool to Vander Haag’s “Yesterday’s Memories” museum in Sanborn. Those who wish to may tour both the memorabilia gallery & antique trucks showroom. We will enjoy lunch at Jay’s in between taking in the exhibitions. Everyone will be responsible for their own meal and the $10 admission fee into the museum. Call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 by Friday, Oct. 20, to reserve your spot. Questions may be directed to Deanna or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469).

ALL CONGREGATIONS of classis Iakota & 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 at Dordt College’s Auditorium (note change in venue). The service will include music by area high school choirs and a brass quintet, an expository reading by Dr. James C. Schaap, a video chronicling God’s diverse classical efforts, 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. Live stream is planned. To Christ alone be the glory!

 

THANK YOU to all that donated to the food pantry last Wednesday! If we missed anyone’s house and you would still like to donate, please contact one of the YPS leaders and we would be happy to swing by your house!

THANK YOU for the encouraging welcome you gave us when we spoke at your church and also for your generosity and kindness in supporting us financially. We really do appreciate it! We hope that our sharing and our prayer updates are useful to you as we all work together as teammates in mission. –Luke & Fiona

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS: Crossroad Bible Institute’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ and Christmas into a very dark place. 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 for your cards. Cards are due by November 1st.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. This year they are requesting NO TOOTHPASTE and NO 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. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by Wed., Nov. 15th.

REVERSE TRICK OR TREAT is a campaign that delivers healthy food and games to children of our community for Halloween. While candy can be enjoyed, these gifts will bring a smile to children every day. We are going to be accepting donations at Koele Insurance & other businesses & locations around Hull, now through Oct. 31, for the Hull Sack Pack & Hull Kids’ Club. We will have a complete list of items you can donate on our website, www.koeleinsurance.com and on our face book page.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ LeRoy Jongetjes had his first radiation treatment this past Wednesday. He will have 5 treatments a week for 7 weeks. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Tyler Vande Griend’s surgery went well on Monday and he was able to return to his parent’s home on Wednesday. He plans to return to his home in a few days. He will get the test results of his surgery next week. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Praise the Lord that Eldon De Wild was put on the list for a lung transplant. They request continued prayers during this time of waiting. Those wishing to send them a letter of encouragement can send it to: 300 SW 19th Street, Renton, WA 98057.

Ÿ Prayers are requested for Gary Roetman as he will be having a CAT Scan next week Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Omaha. Pray that there will continue to be no visible signs of cancer.

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, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We continue to pray for Cruise De Groot as he continues basic training in the Army.

Ÿ We pray for the unborn child of Todd & Sarah De Jong. Tests have revealed that the baby’s heart isn’t developing as it should. They are evaluating what needs to be done. Surgery is likely and it can only be performed at a few locations in the United States. We pray for discernment and healing. Sarah is the daughter of Dave and Diana Kooima.

Ÿ We pray for Jessica Van Holland, niece of Jerry and Pam Van Roekel and Kathy Hulstein as she recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. We pray for her recovery and for her ongoing treatment.

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.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Western FFA club will be serving their 3rd Annual Farmer Feed on Sat., Oct. 21 from 11-2p at Hartog Elevator, Ag Partners, Hull Coop and Hull Feed & Produce, Doon Elevator, Farmers Coop in Rock Valley. They will be serving burgers, chips, cookies and a drink. Thank you for your support! Donations welcome!

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 will be holding their annual Service Day on Thursday, Oct. 26. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone needing extra help raking your leaves. Please call school (439-2273) by Monday, Oct. 23, if we can assist you in this way.

Thank you to the many who attended the recent Rally Day Supper & Sale. Your financial support is greatly appreciated. We have received over $58,000 from the sale, supper, and additional donations! We praise and thank God for the generous bidding and giving of the HCS constituents and local businesses. Thank you to the businesses and individuals who donated items to be auctioned at the sale or sponsored our event with financial donations. Thank you to all who made this event an enjoyable and financially successful evening.

HCS & 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 (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 interested in donating to this fund, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at HCS or Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will hold their Annual Fall Meeting with a catered luncheon in the Hope Haven Gym at 11:30a on Tues., Oct. 17. The program will feature Matt Buley, Hope Haven’s CEO.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on Thurs., Oct. 19, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Point Gathering Room. Questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

CALVARY CRC announces that it has called Pastor Dave Heilman to the position of Advancement Coordinator at Inspiration Hills Conference and Retreat Center. His installation service will be held on Oct. 22, at 5:00p at Inspiration Hills Give thanks with us for the ministry of Dave Heilman.

LOVE, INC TIP NIGHT will be held Oct. 24, from 5:30-7:30 at the Rock Valley Pizza Ranch.

HOPE HAVEN Annual Society Meeting will be held on Oct. 24 beginning at 5:30p at Hope Haven.