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October 2, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 2, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship and Opening Prayer: (LUYH #494)

                               Pastor:   The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

                               People: And also with you!

                               Pastor:   Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

*Opening Prayer:

                               Pastor:   Almighty God,

                               People: to whom all hearts are open and all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of your hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #242:1-3 “Come, All You People, Praise Our God”

WE COME TO CONFESS

Call to Confession

Reading of the Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #32:1-3 “How Blest Are They Whose Trespass”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

Offertory

WE COME TO LISTEN

*Song of Preparation:  #548:1-3 “When We Walk with the Lord”      

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Samuel 23 (pg, 305)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Heart that Inquired of the LORD”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

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

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #930:1-3 “This Little Light of Mine” (LUYH )   

*Postlude                          

    (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Loren & Gaylene Bouma, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Arch & Val Brummel, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sally Hoogland, Mary Leusink, Haley Wielenga, Madison Emerick, Haley Driesen; PM Seth Oostenink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, Ashley Fedders, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Brody 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 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

NEXT SUNDAY: Parking Lot

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eldon & Lisa V.S.; NEXT SUNDAY: Justin & Sheila V.S.

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya 

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                            NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: John Emerick to Kevin Schutte; Dan Fedders to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mark Fedders to Lauren Runia; Rob Fedders 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

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM    Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

   7:00 PM    Christian Fellowship

MONDAY

   6:45 PM    GEMS will meet at Hope CRC

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 3 Discover Ephesians

   7:00 PM    Mission Guild. Lesson 3. Opening Prayer: Nelvina K.; Closing Prayer: Aletha O.

   7:00 PM    Men’s Society. We welcome new members!

   7:00 PM    Music & Worship Committee (meet downstairs by the kitchen)

   7:00 PM    YPS Canned Food Drive. Devotions: Erika F. & Justin G.; Lunch: Dawson F. & Mackelle G.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 2, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We seek to live in and share Jesus’ love for all. 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 Matthew 1:18-25 & B.C. Art. 18&19, titled “Who Is Jesus?”

DIRECTORY: I would like to run off the new directory this coming week. I understand that many of you have had an email address change due to Hickory Tech being bought out. If your email address has changed and you did not let me know yet, please call (439-1626) or email me at hull1crc@mtcnet.net with your new address by Monday! Thank you!  -Karen

VETERANS: Please remember to turn in your information sheet to the mailbox of LuAnn De Wild.

HULL 1st CRC is again invited to worship with the men at the Cornerstone Prison Church on Friday, Oct. 21. Cornerstone is a CRC church located inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, SD. The DOC requires all visitors to complete both an access form and waiver form. If interested, please contact Val Brummel at val.brummel@gmail.com or 712-439-2260. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Oct. 2.

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.

AN OPEN HOUSE will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2:00-4:00p in the Homestead Commons to celebrate the 85th birthday of Lou Krommendyk.

PLEASANT ACRES CARE CENTER is in need of volunteers to play cards with the residents. If you would be willing to donate your time for one hour a week from 9:30-10:30a on Wednesday and/or Friday, please call Pleasant Acres at 439-2758 and ask for the Activity Department.

KID’S CLUB: With our numbers growing, we are in need of more volunteers. Volunteers are the only way this program works. Please consider donating your time to help with Kids’ Club. We have some really great students and they’d really appreciate your time. We have a few specific areas that would be helpful to have more volunteers to fill: 3:15-4:00 helping serve snacks; 3:45-4:00 someone to help sign the students in; 4:00-5:30 hanging out with the students. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is, please contact Inisha Hoehamer at (712) 314-6859 or email me at hullkidsclub@gmail.com.

CONCERT: The choir from Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church in Milford will be performing a concert entitled “Jubilee!” at St. Paul Lutheran Church (3 miles north & 2 east of Hull) on Sat., Oct. 8, at 5:30p. A free will offering will be taken for Special Youth Challenge Ministries of NW Iowa (SYC), a non-profit, Christian based ministry. A free catered meal will follow the concert.

A NIGHT OF HOPE – an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life will be held Wed., Oct. 12, at Western. Vendor Fair starts at 5:30, a catered meal at 6:30 and our entertainment for the evening “The Beulah Comedy Hour” with Becky Bakker at 7:00p. NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY– but – you do need to reserve your seat!! Contact the Hull Chamber Office (439-1513) to RSVP.

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)

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for their homeownership program for a completed home in Alton. Application forms are available at Alton City Hall, our Rock Valley office or online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/. Completed applications are to be returned by Nov. 1 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247. If you have questions, contact Kurt Franje at 476-2804 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone who showered us with gifts in celebrating our marriage. We are truly blessed that God brought us together and to be part of such a loving church! –Jesse & Amber Vande Weerd

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.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Don Westra was admitted to the hospital in Rock Valley very early Saturday morning, September 24, with pneumonia and an infection. Give thanks that he is doing better and was scheduled to be released on Thursday, September 29, and will be returning to his home.

Give thanks that surgery for a fractured hip went well for Ron Techen. Pray for a good and complete recovery.

Pray for Bette Marra as she has resumed chemo treatments. Pray for relief from back pain and better health.

Julianne Kats is at Pleasant Acres recovering from hip surgery. Pray for God’s continued healing.

John Scholten had hip replacement surgery on Tuesday in Sioux Falls. Pray for God’s healing.

Gary Roetman went for a CT scan in Omaha recently. Give thanks there is no evidence of cancer. Pray for Gary as he continues with chemo.

Esther Rozeboom is a resident at Aspen Heights for the time being. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Remember Anthony Smit in your prayers. He was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Wednesday morning with an infection.

Hip replacement surgery at Mayo went well for Cliff Koele. Give thanks for good progress.

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:    

We pray for those who continue to heal after recent surgeries and medical procedures.

Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Marideth Van Otterloo, continues to be hospitalized 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

      Western Christian would like to invite all alumni, parents, and friends to a Dedication Program and
Community Open House at Western for the $7.5 million dollar renovation project that will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2:30p. Immediately following the dedication an Open House featuring tours of the new facilities and refreshments will be available from 3:30-7:00p. At 7:30p all are invited to stay for the Fall Music Festival featuring the choral, band, and orchestra ensembles at Western. We are able to accommodate guests who do not handle stairs well.

      Western Christian is accepting applications for a part-time assistant cook in the hot lunch program. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com for an application.

      HCS Thank You: Many of you attended the recent Rally Day Supper & Sale. Your financial support was greatly appreciated! We have received over $59,000 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 all who helped make this an enjoyable and financially successful evening.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CFE is looking for volunteers to help out with answering phone calls from 8:30-12:00 noon Mon. thru Fri. We want people to be able to talk to a person rather than leave a message. Even if you’re only able to help a couple of hours it would make a big difference to our staff & clients. Call 722-3527. We are also looking for a part-time (afternoon) office manager/volunteer coordinator. Call for details on this position.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Dr. Elyn Saks discusses her journey with schizophrenia. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For more information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

THE LUKE SOCIETY invites everyone to an open house and ice cream social on Monday, Oct. 10, from 6-8p at the Luke Society central office (3409 S. Gateway Blvd., Sioux Falls). A short program will begin at 7:00p and include a special presentation from Luke Society ministry director Dr. Paul Atem of Cameroon. The event will be held inside the Luke Society office. Come as you are and allow your hearts to be blessed!

JOIN US FOR A ZUNI DINNER catered by Kelly’s catering on October 20 at 6:00p, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Our friends will share some stories and updates about life in Zuni and what is happening at Zuni Christian Mission School this year. E-mail Kent Bosma at kbosma@zunichristianmission.org to RSVP.

JOIN US at the 7th annual Sioux Center Women’s Expo on Friday, Oct. 21 & Sat., Oct. 22 at New Life Reformed Church! It is 2 days of shopping, fun, and entertainment designed specifically for women of all ages. We are excited to have Jennifer Dukes Lee as our Main Stage Presenter on Saturday. She is a well-known inspirational Christian author from NW IA. Along with our usual activities, we have some new things planned throughout the event for you and your girlfriends. Go to www.siouxcenterchamber.com for more information.