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October 16, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 16, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Eph. 5:1,2

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                               Pastor:     God calls us to worship,  

                              People:   and we come

                               Pastor:   Some with laughter and songs of joy. God call us to worship,  

           People:  and we come.

                               Pastor:   Some from a sense of obligation or habit. God calls us to worship,

           People: and we come.

                               Pastor:   Some with hearts heavy with grief. God call us to worship;

                              People:  and we come.

                               Pastor:   Some with distraction or exhaustion. God calls us to worship,

                              People: and we come.

                               Pastor:   Some with eagerness and enthusiasm. God calls us to worship,

                              People: and we come.

                               Pastor:   Some with stress, loneliness, or depression. As God’s dearly loved children,

                               People: we bring all our joy and pain, hurt and hope into this place of Spirit-given grace, love and hope.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #526 “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” (LUYH)

Ministry of Music: “My Jesus, I Love Thee”   accompanist: Melissa Boer

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Piano Offertory:  “Our God”

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation:  #762:1,2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)      

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read:  2 Samuel 8:15 - 9:13

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Heart of Kindness”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

Song of Response: #497:1-3 “How Vast the Benefits Divine”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #947 “We Receive Your Blessing” (LUYH )   

*Postlude                          

    (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand- organist….Peg Visser

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Phil & Sherry Brummel, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Colin Westra, Bryson Sandbulte, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Dan Poppema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Anna Zomermaand, Ethan Ney, Riley Grevengoed; PM Waylon Pollema Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Sean Baccam, Duane Vande Griend, Grant Vanden Bosch, Evan Wielenga

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: Royal Family Kids Camp

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Lonny & Emily VS; NEXT SUNDAY: Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                             NEXT SUNDAY: Noah

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                          NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: John Grevengoed to Kevin Schutte; Mike Grevengoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Scott Grevengoed to Lauren Runia; Ed Haveman 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    Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM    Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service – cake & coffee served after the service in appreciation of Pastor Loren & Norma and Pastor Carl & Ellen

MONDAY

   6:00 PM    GEMS meet at Hope CRC (see announcement in insert)

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 5 Discover Ephesians

   6:30 PM    YPS. Lunch: Aimee Vanden Bosch & Amanda Wiersma

   7:00 PM    Men’s Society

   7:00 PM    Mission Guild. Lesson 4. Opening Prayer: Betty P.; Closing Prayer: Nelva P.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 16, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Good morning and welcome to worship and Christian fellowship. 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 Pastor Loren’s message is from I John 5:1-12 titled "Faith in Jesus Christ".

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Cake, coffee, and juice will be served after the evening service in appreciation of Pastor Loren and Norma Kotman and Pastor Carl and Ellen Klompien. Please take this opportunity to thank them for their service to our church.

YPS: Wed., Oct. 19th – we will be going to Rock Valley Trinity for their Praise & Worship night and to hear speaker Jason Strubbe. It starts at 7:00p so we will be leaving the Youth Building at 6:30p. If you have any questions, please contact a leader.

THE HULL 1ST REFORMED CHURCH invites you to their annual Soup and Pie Supper on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Hull Community Building, serving from 5-7:30p. Freewill offering for support of missionaries.

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students: Guidelines include: (1) English or Spanish cards; (2) you may add a special greeting, encouragement, or Bible verse; (3) sign only your first name; (4) place cards in a blank envelope. A box is provided on the narthex table. There are Christmas cards available, in a tote on the table by the box, for anyone who would like to use them. Cards are due by Nov. 7th.

OPERATIONAL CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. The brochure inside has instructions along with a list of gift suggestions, and a label to indicate whether the box is for a boy or girl. Attach the label to the top of the shoe box. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by November 15th.

GEMS will meet Monday, Oct. 17, at Hope CRC at 6:00p to car pool to the REFIT Revolution fitness event in Rock Valley. We will leave from church at 6:15p and return by 8:30p. Girls should wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. They are welcome to bring along a water bottle.

ATTENTION ALL GIRLS & WOMAN AGES 8 TO 88+: Come join the REFIT Revolution along with GEMS Girls’ Clubs for an evening of fitness and fun. REFIT’s vision is to create a fitness experience that changes people from the inside out. Monday, Oct. 17, REFIT will be at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley from 6:30-8:00p. Advanced tickets are $5 or $8 at the door. Contact Valerie Van Beek for tickets (712-449-8150)

INVITATION: Rev. Marvin Heyboer and Jackie plan to be available at our church, Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:00p in the Youth Building to give a short presentation on his African Widow and Orphan Support (AWOS), a 501 © 3 non-profit and to answer questions that anyone may have regarding the persistent Islamic jihads taking place against Christian villages throughout northern Nigeria. Everyone is invited. He returned from Nigeria several weeks past and has recently completed a new book entitled, Submission – to the Enemy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – Islam.

SHARE GOUP: Next month Rev. Aaron Deutsch from St. Paul Lutheran will be taking over leading the SHARE group with Deanna Tiedeman. My husband and I are moving to Arizona to be closer to family. We will move on Nov. 1. Thanks so much for helping to serve the widow and widowers in our communities. God has truly blessed us. May the grace and love of our Lord and Savior be with you all.  -Pastor Katie

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wed., Nov. 30th. We are in need of a piano player and special music. Call Tim Kats if you are willing to help out.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Hull Chamber welcomes the Martins in Concert on Sat., Dec. 10, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets are $15 at the Chamber Office or Hull branches of American State Bank & Iowa State Bank or online at http://www.itickets.com/events/361569.html.  Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR SEPT.:

General Fund: $20,008.92        Building Fund:  $2,955.00         Parking Lot:  $4,447.96       Missions:  $1,475.00

World Renew:    1,874.55        Bible League:         780.00        Hull Sack Pack:  384.30      Bethany:        474.91

CFE:                      827.00

THANK YOU to everyone who did so many kind deeds during Chuck’s recovery from his illness. A special thank you to our Care Group #3 for all the good food brought in. It is such a blessing to belong to such a caring church. –Chuck & Darlene Kroese

THANK YOU to all who donated to the YPS food pantry drive. If we didn’t make it to your house and you would still like to donate, please contact one of the YPS students or leaders.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Don Westra returned home from the swing bed program at the Rock Valley hospital. Give thanks that he is improving.

Bette Marra is having two weeks of chemo and radiation because of back pain. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Julianne Kats continues her recovery at Pleasant Acres. Pray for God’s continued healing.

Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom in prayer. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Esther Rozeboom at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Vanessa Steiger’s father, Henk Pastoor, has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. The hope is that over the next few weeks he will have surgery and also begin treatments. So far he feels well and has been able to continue with his work on the farm. Please keep Henk and Vanessa’s mom, Sjoukje, in your prayers as they begin this process.

We continue to keep Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, in our prayers as he deals with complications related to cancer. We pray for encouragement, peace and healing.

We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, and Marv Boon and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be holding a Service Day on Friday, Oct. 28. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone needing extra help cleaning up their yard, housecleaning, etc. Please call school (439-2273) by Wednesday, October 26, if we can assist you in this way.    

      HCS & Western are continuing to collect money for the NW IA 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 & Partnerships are also eligible for STO tax credits). If can also be claimed on your federal income tax. If interested in donating, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian or Wes Fopma (439-1013) at Western.

     REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S brunch will be held Wed., Oct. 19, at 9:15 in the Whispering Heights Community Room. Brunch is $4.00. Call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583 if you would like to attend.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a miscarriage and infant loss support group on Oct. 20 from 7-8p (Conference Room 1). Guest speaker is Tammy Zevenbergen. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Hannah Buteyn at 722-8234. Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

DORDT: The community is invited to attend a free concert by Ensemble Schumann in Dordt’s Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30p. Ensemble Schumann is a trio that brings to life an unusual combination of timbres.

DORDT: The Andreas Center will host the Iowa Regional Christian Community Development Conference Thurs., Oct. 27-Sat., Oct. 29 on campus. Join others for this 3 day conference and connect with those who seek or desire to give encouragement, education, and empowerment in the work of reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities. Sessions are free and open to the public. Register at www.dordt.edu/events/ccdiowa.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Community Pre-diabetes Class on Monday, Oct. 31, from 11:30-1:30p in the hospital’s conference room 3. Cost is $30 and includes a meal. To register, call Therapy Center at 722-8125. Pre-payment required and checks can be mail to Sioux Center Heath, Attn: Therapy Center.

HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will hold its Annual Fall meeting with a luncheon in the Hope Haven gym beginning at 11:30a on Tues., Oct. 18. The program will be an “overview of new services provided by Hope Haven” and the music will be Bill Kroon. There will be a Business Meeting and Silent Auction. Your attendance is desired. Please bring a friend and be a part of this ministry of service.

SEASONS CENTER & AUTUMN’S CENTER invite you to join them at their Donor Reception on Sat., Nov. 5, from 5-7p at 120 E. 5th St. in Spencer. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, tour the facility and meet their staff. Please RSVP by Oct. 20th to kping@seasonscenter.org.

CONCERT POSTPONED: The concert featuring The Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church Choir has been rescheduled for Sat., Oct. 22, at 5:30p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please come and join us for an evening of sacred music and enjoy a free catered meal following the performance. An offering will be taken during the concert for Special Youth Challenge Ministries of NW Iowa (SYC).

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is looking for volunteers interested in serving in the Gift Shop. Call 722-8296.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney, will be meeting with families in our area Oct. 25-27. Jim will be happy to provide clear and easy-to-understand Estate Planning information regardless of the size of your estate, your age or stage in life. There is no financial obligation for this confidential meeting. If you’d like to meet with Jim, contact Deb Harder at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com.