October 22, 2017
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 22, 2017
Rev. Dan De Groot.…Guest 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 COME TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Song of Praise: #465:1,2,4 “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
CONFESSION BEFORE GOD
God’s Law for Our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Hymn of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”
Offering: Talking Bibles
GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD
*Song of Preparation: # 363:1-3 “Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: John 9:1-41
God’s Word Proclaimed: “I Once Was Blind…But Now I See”
Prayer of Application
GOD CALLS US TO GO OUT AND WALK WITH HIM
*Song of Response: #462:1-5 “Amazing Grace—How Sweet the Sound”
*Doxology: #633 “He Is Lord”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
*indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a
GREETERS TODAY: Dan & Lisa Poppema, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley Rens & Arlene Van Schepen, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens
NURSERY TODAY: AM Megan Kooima, Alysia Haveman, Kirsten Grevengoed, Konner Struik, Rachel Kats; PM Nic Van Engen Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Riley Grevengoed, Aubri Fedders, Taylor Westphal; PM Combined Reformation aaService at Dordt College
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 Talking Bibles
OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Guatemala Trip 2018; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Tim & Ruth Kats NEXT WEEK: Cliff & Marlys Koele
POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Jarvis De Wild to Justin Van Zee; Cory De Wit to Kevin Schutte; Dan De Wit to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jay De Wit to Lauren Runia; Noah De Yager to Sos & Kara Maletoungou
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC; Lesson 5 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit
2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 4. Hostess: Joyce Vande Griend
6:45 PM Cadets meet at the Clubhouse in full uniform. Do Lesson A-2 in the October Quest
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
October 22, 2017
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL How good to gather as friends in faith! Welcome to this time of praise and prayer, word and worship. 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.
WE WELCOME Rev. Dan De Groot as he leads our services today. This evening Mark Hoekstra will share a ministry update on “Talking Bibles”. Following the service refreshments will be served in the church basement.
PASTOR LOREN will be gone through Tues., Oct. 24. In case of a special need, call your Care Group Elder.
DIRECTORY ADDITIONS: Infant names that were inadvertently missed in the directory: Harrison (under Jacob & Abby Koedam) & Sadie (under Justin & Cindy Te Slaa). Also, Shaun Kats wife’s name is Rachel.
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 SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 24 meeting in the parking lot of Homestead Commons at 9:30a and carpool to Vander Haag’s “Yesterday’s Memories” museum in Sanborn.
LADIES are invited to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.
CADETS meet for a regular meeting on Wed. at 6:45 in full uniform. Do Lesson A-2 in the October Quest.
ALL CONGREGATIONS of classis Iakota & classis Heartland are warmly invited to a combined worship service in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3:00p in Dordt College’s Auditorium. The service will include music by area high school choirs, 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 at https://livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/IAKOTA.
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/Spanish 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 boxes are available under the mail boxes. 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 from the brochure, indicate whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age and tape it to the box. Return the boxes 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. We are going to be accepting donations at Koele Insurance & other 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 facebook page.
THANK YOU: I want to thank my church family for your kindness and love shown to me before, during and following my surgery. The cards, food, phone calls and prayers have meant so much to me. Also, thanks to Pastor Kotman and our care group for your phone calls, visits and prayers. Being a part of the family of God is a true blessing. In Christian Love, Mary Krommendyk
THANK YOU: Eldon & LuAnn would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your thoughts, prayers, words of encouragement, and cards. We give thanks that Eldon has finally been put on the transplant list. Now we start a different kind of waiting. We thank God above all for his continued love for us. We truly have an Awesome God!! We continue to ask for prayers of patience and of good health for Eldon as we wait. It truly is a blessing to belong to such a caring church.
THANK YOU to all of you who remembered us in the passing of our mother and grandmother, Lena Fedders. The food brought in, the beautiful plant from Care Group #9 and for the many cards we received. We want to thank Pastors Kotman and Klompien for being with us and Elder Dave Kroese for his visit. It is such a blessing to belong to such a caring church. --Rob & Donna, Dan & Dana, Mark & Teresa and Ryan Fedders & families
THANK YOU: We want to express our gratitude for all of the well wishes, gifts, and prayers we received when we welcomed Zoey into our family. We ask for continued prayers as we raise our children to be the hands and feet of Christ. –Cody & Kathy Bauer
THANK YOU for the cards and prayers said following the death of my brother. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman for his visit and to our care group for the plant. It was all appreciated! –Al & Jacoba Rens
A BIG THANK YOU from Cornerstone Prison Church! We enjoyed having you join us for worship. Please come back again!
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Continue to keep LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer as he continues his radiation treatments. Pray for healing.
Tyler Vande Griend received a good report that everything was benign. We thank God for answered prayers! Pray for continued strength and healing.
Gary Roetman’s recent scan showed no evidence of cancer. Praise God for answered prayers!
Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, 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:
We continue to pray for Cruise De Groot as he continues basic training in the Army.
Jan Bakker has begun chemotherapy this week. Please pray for strength and effectiveness of treatment. We pray for Dwight and family as well as they support her.
We pray for family members of our congregation, Todd & Sarah De Jong and their unborn child, Jessica Van Holland, Lindsey Mesman, and Dave Mulder.
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.
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.
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. This presentation is open to the public.
HCS annual Service Day Thurs., 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.
Western invites you to a special Reformation Day chapel on Tues., Oct. 31. The chapel service will be held at Hull 1st CRC at 9:05a. We will be singing some Reformation hymns and hear a message from Gale Tien.
HCS annual Soup & Pie Supper Thurs., Nov. 2. Serving from 5:00-7:00p in the school gym. A free-will offering will be taken for the meal. Come out and enjoy an evening of good food and great fellowship.
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.
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.
DORDT COLLEGE: This year marks the 5th year of the Ringerwole Organ Recital Series at Dordt. The fall 2017 recital will be presented by internationally acclaimed organist Stephen Tharp at 7:30p on Friday, October 27, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
DORDT COLLEGE will host trumpeter Dr. Kenneth Jimenez and percussionist Dr. Nicholaus Meyers from Valley City State University for a guest concert at 7:30p on Friday, November 3, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH will host its 9th annual “An Evening of Promise” Celebration and Fundraiser at 6p Thursday, Nov. 1, at Terrace View Event Center. There will be a catered meal, live jazz music, presentation of the Addink Community Service Award to Barbara Top and a silent auction. We will also celebrate the contributions of Nancy Dykstra who plans to retire at the end of the year. To purchase tickets online, visit www.promiseevent2017.eventbrite.com or call 722-1700. Ticket deadline is Oct. 25th.
KATELYN’S FUND annual auction is set for Friday, Nov. 3, at the New Life Reformed Church. Meal served from 5:30-6:30 and Auction begins at 6:30p. Childcare and activities provided. Contact Wade or Alissa Kroeze at 722-3140 to make donations or for questions.
CONCERT & HYMN SING: St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hull invites you to concert & hymn sing on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2:00p with renowned pianist and organist Glenn Henriksen. He is a lifelong musician and versatile performer who has an extended repertoire and unique musical style that will entertain the whole family. A free will donation will be taken to benefit the Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund. A cake and coffee fellowship will follow the concert.
CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION in partnership with Dordt is pleased to announce our partnership with Ramsey Solutions. Join us to watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event on Tues., Nov. 7, from 7-10p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30p. Preregister at www.cfeministries.org. A free will donation will be accepted to cover costs for the evening.
SAVE THE DATE: Day of Encourage at Dordt will be Sat., Feb. 3, 2018. Keynote speaker is Rev. Reggie Smith who will share his story of guiding change in transitional urban communities. Details will become available in November and registration will open on December 1.