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October 18, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 18, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

 

Preparation for Worship: “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having

our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”

Hebrews 10:22

 

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #63:1-3 “O Lord, My God, Most Earnestly”

*Opening Prayer

 *God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE COME TO CONFESS

Responsive Reading of the Law (pg. 1016)

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn: SW#60:1-4 “Nearer, Still Nearer” (vs. 1&2 all; vs. 3 a cappella; vs. 4 unison)

Congregational Prayer                                                                                             

Offering: Parking Lot

Offertory

WE COME TO LISTEN

Children’s Message by Pastor Kotman

 *Song of Preparation: #32:1-5 “How Blest Are They Whose Trespass” (1. all; 2. men; 3. women; 4&5. all)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Romans 2:1-16 (pg. 1178)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Restraint of Evil, Part 1: Conscience”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #544:1-3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song:  “Go Now in Peace”

*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: Seth & Jaime Oostenink, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Doug & Sandy Pollema, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Marge Vander Esch, Kathy Bauer, Ashten Winterfeld, Dawson Feenstra, Alyssa Fedders; PM Mike Grevengoed Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Jared Kats, Mitchell Winterfeld, Rachel Kats; PM Brad Kats Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Terry Jansma, Dan Bonestroo, Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Parking Lot

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Alpha Center; 2. Cornerstone Prison

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rob & Donna Fedders

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY:  LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra

POWER POINT TODAY:  AM Arlene; PM Jon                        NEXT WEEK:  Noah                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE:  Ted Salazar to Kevin Schutte; Liz Schmith to Justin Van Zee; Glen Scholten to Steve & Tara Dekkers; John Scholten to Lauren Runia; Dave Snieder to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   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        Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Donna Van Grouw &  Mary Leusink

MONDAY

   6:45 PM         GEMS meet at Hope CRC

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study in the Youth Building

WEDNESDAY

    9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 5 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    7:00 PM        Mission Guild – Lesson 4. Opening Prayer: Nelvina Kroese; Closing Prayer: Eleanor Feenstra

    7:00 PM        Men’s Society

    7:00 PM        YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Justin G. & Erika F.; Lunch: Anna Z. & Jesse DJ

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 18, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  We welcome you for worship, Christian education and fellowship as the body of Christ. Please greet those worshiping near you. 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 taken from Psalm 90, Revelation 1:4-8 & Belgic Confession Article 1, titled “God is Eternal”.

PRISON MINISTRY: Those wishing to be involved in the Prison Ministry need to complete forms. These need to be completed by October 22nd and turned in to Val Brummel. Forms are on the narthex table.

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Cake, coffee, and juice will be served after the evening service next Sunday 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.

HULL FIRST REFORMED CHURCH will hold their annual soup and pie supper on Thursday, October 22, at the Hull Community Building serving from 5:00-7:30p. Freewill offering for the support of missionaries.

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students: We’re again participating in this project. 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. Box provided on the narthex table. Cards are due by Nov. 11th.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: We are once again participating in Operation Christmas Child! This brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. There is a brochure inside with instructions. The brochure also lists gift suggestions and there is a label to indicate whether the box is for a boy or girl. Attach the label to the top of the shoe box. This is a fun project to do with your kids. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by November 16th.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant membership of Kimber (Brummel) Patterson has been transferred, at her request, to the Inwood CRC. The communicant memberships of James & DeAnn Timmermans & baptismal memberships of Daniel & Benjamin have been transferred, at their request, to Burlington URC in Burlington, WA. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church homes.

FROM PASTOR HEYBOER: I will be departing for Nigeria this week. Please pray for safety. The new address for African Widow and Orphan Support and ours is: 5839 Lyn Haven Drive, SE, Kentwood, MI 49512.

FROM THE RUNIAS: We are heading back to Papua New Guinea and then on to the Solomon Islands to continue teaching several teams of national people how to make audio recordings of the translated New Testaments. There will be several new people joining our courses to assist the other team members in recording the more than 30 translated NTs in the island regions of these 2 countries. Please pray for us, for safety as we travel, good health and energy as we teach, and for interns we’ll be teaching that they would be able to learn the new technology, and that there would be unity, excitement and sense of God’s calling on their lives to do the work they are doing. –Lauren & Connie, missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Congratulations to Tom and Ranae Sheffield on the birth of a son, Judson David, on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Give thanks that Duane Vande Griend continues to improve. Pray for complete healing.

Continue to pray for strength and healing for Joyce Kroese.

Continue to pray for healing and peace of mind for Gaylene Bouma.

Surgery went well for Roger Vis on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Pray for healing.

Continue to keep Gary Roetman in prayer as he continues to receive chemo treatments.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo.

Give thanks that surgery went well for John and Lindsey (Anderson) Pfingsten’s daughter, Addison. Pray for relief from the pain.

Anthony Smit was released from the Sioux Center Hospital and is now residing at Aspen Heights.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Allie Van Kley had hip replacement surgery this past Friday in Sioux Falls. Please keep her and family in prayer as she recovers in the next few weeks.

Evelyn Dykstra continues her recovery at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Please pray for her comfort, healing, and for wisdom for the family as they make decisions for Evelyn’s care.

Bob Marks continues his recovery from back surgery this past week. He will have to be off of work for 6-8 weeks. We continue to pray for his healing and for patience during the recovery period.

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

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS & Western are continuing to collect money for the NW IA Christian Schools Tuition Organization (NICSTO). This gift support 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.

      Western is in need of substitute bus drivers. Western is willing to pay for the necessary training. Contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com for more information.

      HCS would like to show our appreciation to veterans by inviting them and their spouses to join their child(ren), grandchild(ren), or special friend for lunch on Wed., Nov. 11, at 11:30a in the HCS gym. The sacrifice you made for our freedoms should not be forgotten. Call school at 439-2273 by Friday, Nov. 6, if you can join us. Hope to see you then!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

JFA Annual Society meeting Mon., Oct. 19, at 6:30p at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. There will be a meal served, an update on the JFA Ministry, and guest speaker, Jeff Person, from Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Ministry. The event is free to attend.

SHOPPING FOR A CURE &  BAKE SALE: Oct. 24, 10:00-3:00 at American State Bank. We will have a vendor fair (Tupperware, Thirty-one, Usborne books, Silver Tulip Designs, Sentcy, Norwex, Tastefully Simple, Watkins, Hand Crafted by Hulstein, J Bloom, Young Living, & Lotus Blossom Naturals) and bake sale for Logan’s JDRF walk team. We are also looking for donations for the bake sale. You may drop them off at our house any time before the sale or drop them off at the bank that morning. Thanks for your help in adevance.                                     --Scott, Andrea, Macy and Logan Westra

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH: Wed., Oct. 21, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley at 9:15a. Brunch is $4.00. Reservations are essential. Call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583.

DORDT THEATRE ARTS presents Godspell, based on the Gospel of Matthew. Performances are Oct. 22 and 24 at 7:30p and Oct. 24 at 2:00p. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and non-Dordt students at the door. The Box Office opens an hour before the show starts or on line at www.dordttickets.com. 

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 Tuesday, Oct. 20. The program will be “Back to the Valley” given by staff from Westview Homes. There will also be a Business Meeting and Silent Auction. Your attendance is desired.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH: Memory Loss Support Group Wed., Oct. 21, at 1:00p in Royale Meadows West Community Room. Barb Gerling from the Senior Companion Program will talk about the program, what it has to offer, and how this free service can provide much needed caregiver relief. For questions, call Ashley Anderson at 722-8157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

DORDT COLLEGE is hosting Defender Days on October 23 & 24. Friday: Business Connections Breakfast at 6:45a in the Campus Center; Small Music Festival at 3:00p in the Auditorium; Fall Music Festival at 7:00p in the auditorium; Late Night with the Defenders at 10:00p in the Gym. Sat.: Organ Showcase at 2:00p in the Auditorium; Defender Nation Dinner at 5:30p in the Campus Center honoring Dordt’s Distinguished Alumni Michelle Bekkering. A full schedule is available online at www.dordt.edu/events/defender_days.

CENTER OF HOPE:  Sat., Oct. 24, is the big night! Join the Center of Hope crew at their fall benefit at Sioux Falls Christian School. Doors open at 5:30p. A grilled dinner will be served at 7:00p at NO cost, followed by a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the guests of Center of Hope. Details and a list of auction items are posted at www.centerofhopesf.org. Everyone is welcome. Advance reservations NOT required.

SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC with Soul’d Out Quartet will be held at the Hull 1st Reformed Church on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3:00p. A free will offering will be taken during the concert.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., Nov. 4, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker is Keith Kroner with Medtronic and topic will be on deep brain stimulation. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Annual Katelyn’s Fund Orphan Ministry Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal; auction begins at 6:30p. Childcare provided. They are still accepting monetary & merchandise donations. Call 722-3140.