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October 23,2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 23, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

 

Preparation for Worship: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 ESV

ENTERING THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                               Pastor:   Sing to the Lord a new song;

                               People: sing to the Lord, all the earth.

                               Pastor:   Sing to the Lord, praise his name;

                               People: proclaim his salvation day after day.

*Opening Hymn: # 239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

 

CONFESSION BEFORE GOD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: SW#61:1-4 “Nothing But the Blood”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Royal Family Kids Camp

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation:  #276:1-5 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”      

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read:  2 Samuel 11:26-12:14

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Repentant Heart”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #255:1-4 “ God, Be Merciful to Me”

 

GOD CALLS US TO GO OUT AND WALK WITH HIM

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #632 “To God Be the Glory”   

*Postlude                          

    (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Bennett & Karen Bruxvoort, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Justin Grevengoed, Chandler Pollema, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Eric Rens 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 Royal Family Kids Camp

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Parking Lot; 2. Hope Cemetery

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Darren & Darla VH; NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Sherry Vant Hul

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                            NEXT SUNDAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                            NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Eric Haveman to Kevin Schutte; George Heynen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Larry Hoekstra to Lauren Runia; Gerald Jansen 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    Christian Fellowship.

 MONDAY

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 Discover Ephesians

   2:00 PM    Bereans. Hostess: Joyce Vander Well

   6:45 PM    Cadets meet in full uniform. Do Lesson A-2 in the Sept./Oct. Quest.

   7:00 PM    Music & Worship Committee (meet in the council room) 

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 23, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In God’s presence there is fullness of joy. Let us enter into God’s presence with praise and prayer to hear his word and experience joy together. 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 we welcome Nathan Nieuwendorp as he leads our service. His message is from Isaiah 48:9-11 & Matthew 6:9 titled “What’s In a Name”?

CARD SHOWER: Gerald Kroese will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, October 27, 2016. His family is requesting a card shower in his honor. Birthday greetings can be sent to him at: 1007 7th St. NE #200, Orange City, IA 51041.

FROM THE DEACONS: There is $24,670.00 left to pay on the parking lot.

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.

INVITATION: Rev. Marvin Heyboer & Jackie plan to be at our church, Thurs., Oct. 27, at 7:00p in the Youth Bldg. to give a short presentation on his African Widow & 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.

THANK YOU for the prayers, calls and cards following my surgery. Thank you to Pastor Kotman and Norma, Pastor Klompien and Elder Tim Kats for their visits. All was much appreciated. –John Scholten

THANK YOU: I would like to thank my children for planning an open house for my 85th birthday. Thank you to everyone who came and for the many beautiful cards I received. Also, thank you to our son, grandchildren and great grandchildren for the beautiful hymn they sang and Shelly and Allison for the piano offertory during the worship service Sunday. It was a very special weekend and I enjoyed everything that was done for me! God bless you all! –Luella Krommendyk

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.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Don & Jo Westra express their thanks for the cards, prayers and visits during Don’s recent hospitalization. Pray for continued improvement.

Bette Marra has completed radiation but continues with chemo. Give thanks that the radiation was helpful. Pray for God’s healing.

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 extend our sympathy to Mike and Angie Broek and family as well as Marv Boon and Joann Horstman in the passing of grandmother and cousin, Bertha Hoekstra, 85, of Doon. She passed away Friday, October 14. The funeral was held this past Tuesday. May God continue to provide the family with His comfort and peace.

We continue to keep Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Marideth 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, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be holding 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 Soup & Pie Supper Thursday, Nov. 3. Serving from 5-7p in the school gym. Free will offering will be taken for the meal. Come out and enjoy an evening of good food and great fellowship.

      Western Pack Players present “The Hound of the Baskervilles” Thurs., Nov. 3 and Fri., Nov. 4 at 7:00p. Reserved seats in the new Event Center are available online Tues., Oct. 25. Check the Western website for the link or call the office for the link. Tickets can be purchased the night of the show if available. Adults $8 & $4 for children/students.

      Western: Alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of Western are invited to the biggest and best FUN’D day ever on Friday, Nov. 18. A free-will donation supper will be held from 5-7p in the cafeteria. The auction will be held in the new Event Center with awesome new items for sale this year. In addition to the auction and supper, there will be an extravaganza of new games and new inflatables in the gymnasium for children of all ages. Tours of the new facilities at Western will also be offered from 4:30-6:30p. The online auction opens Oct. 24 at www.westernchristianhs.com.

      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

BOYDEN-HULL will be hosting a parent/community assembly called “Porn & Sexting” by Rev. Aaron Baart beginning at 7:00p on Wednesday, Oct., 26 in the high school theater. He will be speaking to students during the day and will present this topic to the parents/community in the evening. The presentation will run from approximately 7-8:30p.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Oct. 27 at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care.

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.

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. If you’d like to meet, contact Deb Harder at 888-448-3040.

JFA will be hosting our Annual Society Meeting to go over the accomplishments and budget for this past year, as well as to look forward to the new year. Brody Olson will also be sharing with us what Grace Reigns Ministry is doing in the lives of the FLDS people of Colorado City, AZ. We hope you can join us on Monday,

Nov. 7, at 6:00p at Trinity CRC for a free-will donation meal with the program to follow.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a cardiovascular Screening on Thurs., Nov. 17, from noon-3:00p. To schedule an appointment, call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, you and your family can become a part of the Hospice Loving Tree Project by making a generous donation in memory of your loved one. In exchange for your donation, you and your family will receive a personalized ornament. Your donation to the Loving Tree Project will assure quality care for terminally ill patients and their families in our area regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org and return with payment to Sioux Center Health Hospice and Home Care by Thursday, November 17.

LOVE INC is seeking an Executive Director to give direction, leadership, and oversight toward the achievement of the vision, mission, and model of Love INC; and ensure that the affiliate operates according to Love INC past practices. This position is approximately 25-30 hours a week. Excellent communication skills that engage both heart and mind required. Leadership experience in nonprofit, social work, ministry, or related field is preferred. If interested please send resume with cover letter and references to: Love In the Name of Christ of Sioux County, Attn: Lisa Schwanke, Board President, P.O. Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247. For additional information regarding this position call Lisa Schwanke at 712-470-3448.