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October 20, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – October 20, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.” Amen

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #486:1-3 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: SW#44:12 “Let It Be Said of Us”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Center for Financial Ed.

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message: Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Deuteronomy 4:15-20, 5:8-10 & Lord’s Day 35

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Images Forbidden”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH G OD

*Song of Response: #460:1-4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

pianist…Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNIIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Jim & Donna Rens, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Ted & Lois Salazar, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Judi Wesselink, Isabella Zomermaand, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Braeden Kats; PM Nic Van Engen Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR OCT: 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 Center for Financial Education

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. African Widow & Orphan Support

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Aletha O.                           NEXT SUNDAY: Seth & Jaime O.

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: 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”.)

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       Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Jim & Vell and Orv & Arlene

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break  - Lesson 4

   2:00 PM       Bereans – Lesson 3. Lunch: Joyce Vander Well

   6:45 PM       GEMS meet at Hope CRC. (see note in insert)

   6:45 PM       Cadets meet at the youth building in full uniform. Do Lesson 10 from Discovering God’s Word. Fundraising information will be distributed at the end of the evening!

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 20, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship! It is good to be here together in the presence of the God whose name is Love. 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. 

MEN’S CHORUS will not be singing this Sunday. We need a little more time.

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Carl Klompien as he leads our service. His message is from Romans 3:19-31 titled “The Heart of the Reformation”.

GUATEMALA PROJECT volunteer registrations are due today, October 20. There will be a brief meeting after the morning service. Please be sure to have your registration forms with you, or have them in Val Brummel’s mailbox by this evening’s service. If you didn’t go to the first meeting and want to join us, please be at this meeting and you can get signed up.

A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped mow, trim, spray or maintain the mowers at Hope Cemetery this summer. We raised $12,000 for Christian Education! -Christian Education Committee

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant membership of Kyle Westra has been transferred, at his request, to the First CRC in Sioux Center. We wish him God’s blessing in his new church home.

GEMS will have a regular meeting Wednesday from 6:45-8:30p at Hope CRC. Our 7th & 8th graders will begin packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to donate items for the shoe boxes, please send them with your daughter(s). As a club we hope to pack 15 boxes this year.

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.

WORLD HUNGER DEVOTIONALS for Adults and Kids are in your church mailbox. Peter Fish banks are in the Sunday school rooms (Beginners-5th grade). Extra Peter Fish have been placed in a box under the mailboxes. Peter Fish will be collected on World Hunger Sunday, November 3.

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mailboxes. There is a brochure inside the box with gifts suggestions and instructions. When you have filled the box, attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the gift is for a boy or girl and the age and tape it to the box. Filled boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Monday, November 18th.

THANK YOU to everyone who came to Baylor’s baby shower and for all the cards and gifts! Also, a thank you for all the gifts/cards that were dropped off! We greatly appreciate the love and support for Baylor from our congregation!  -Kyle, Shae, and Baylor Pollema

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Harry Meendering was scheduled to move into patient rehab in the Prairie Center at Avera McKennan on Thursday. He continues to receive therapy in order to address weaknesses on his left side. Give thanks for progress made. Pray for a complete recovery.

Give thanks that Jarvis De Wild was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is recuperating at home. Pray for continued healing.

Give thanks that Sharon Soodsma is experiencing a measure of relief from her back pain. Pray that she would experience more relief in the days to come.    

Lou Krommendyk has begun rehab therapy. Give thanks for the progress made.  Pray for God’s continued healing mercies.

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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Lyla Boer was admitted to the hospital this past Wednesday to treat an infection. We pray for her healing and recovery. We keep Don and family in our prayers as they support her.

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 keep Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, in our prayers as he resides at Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids. We also remember those at home who aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   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.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

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 www.theandreascenter.org/ppci or register at https://ppci2019.eventbrite.com. Contact Emily Rowe at Emily.rowe@dordt.edu 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.

SANBORN CRC is hosting a movie/special speaker night on Wed., Nov. 6, starting at 6:45p. The movie is entitled “Unplanned.” This film is a true story based on one woman’s transformation from being the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic director to the event that changed her life and turned her around to joining her former enemies and becoming one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America. Anyone interested in protecting unborn babies should see this film Please note it is rated “R” and is very graphic containing mature content including disturbing bloody images, descriptions and language. (The film’s depiction of an abortion of an unborn fetus cannot be unseen.) After the movie, root beer floats will be served and then Sue Thayer will tell her story of her 18 years with Planned Parenthood, having a complete life change and now becoming a founder of Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Center. It will certainly be an eye-opening, thought-provoking evening. A special invitation is extended to all area youth groups.

JUSTICE FOR ALL invites you to attend the Fall Banquet & Annual Society Meeting on Thursday, November 14, at 6:00p at Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley. Our special guest this year will be Garry Matthewson, Founder and Director of Harvest Hands Ministries. He will be sharing about the beautiful Kingdom work HHM is doing with Resplandor da Vida Children’s Home of Juarex, MX. JFA has been privileged to serve there for many years. There will also be a business meeting. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 476-2804 or emailing joevz@jfa-nwiowa.org by Nov. 7. Please join us as we celebrate JFA ministry over the past year and look forward to what God is calling JFA to in the next year! An offering will be taken for JFA ministry.

DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, 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 in memory of those you cherish. 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. Orders are due Friday, November 15.