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October 25, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 25, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister   Reformation Day  

Preparation for Worship: “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all  your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deut. 6:5-7

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

Responsive Call to Worship:

                Pastor:    Let us worship God.

                People:   “He is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust.”

                Pastor:    Let us confess with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God

                                raised him from the dead.

                 People:   “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”

                 Pastor:    Let us call upon our true God, believing him in our hearts, confessing him with our mouths, worshiping him in spirit and in truth.

*Opening Song: #469:1-4 “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Choir Anthem: “Before the Throne of God Above”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

The Law: Responsive Reading As a Rule of Gratitude (pg. 1017)

Hymn of Assurance: SW#66:1-3 “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”

Intercessory Prayer                                                                                             

Offering: 1. Alpha Center; 2. Cornerstone (Sioux Falls Prison)

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD SPEAK THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: SW#53:1-2 “Faith of Our Fathers”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Proverbs 1

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Restraint of Evil, Part 2: Family”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #451:1-4 “A Christian Home” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Parting Blessing:

*Parting Song: SW#18 “He Is Exalted”

*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: Doug & Sandy Pollema, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Pete & Nelva Pollema, Deacon Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Jarad Kats, Mitchell Winterfeld, Rachel Kats; PM Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Maureen Veldman, Amanda Wiersma, Marcus Te Krony, Jessica De Jager; PM Tim Kats Family

USHERS FOR NOV.: Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema, Darren Bonestroo, Randy Winterfeld

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. Alpha Center; 2. Cornerstone (S.F. Prison)

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Missions; 2. Minn-I-Kota

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra  

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE:  Pete Soodsma to Kevin Schutte; Bob Soodsma to Justin Van Zee; Kirk Struik to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ron Techen to Lauren Runia; Rod Te Krony 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        Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM        Sunday School/Catechism

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM         Pastor Appreciation Coffee after the evening service in the basement           

MONDAY

   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 6 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    2:00 PM        Bereans – Lesson 4; Hostess: Theresa De Wit

    6:45 PM        Cadets. Do Lesson A-7 in your November Quest.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 25, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Behold, I am doing a new thing, says the Lord through Isaiah. Now it springs forth. We worship the God of continual newness and renewal, who even brings new life out of death. Welcome! 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. 

WE WELCOME Pastor Klompien as he leads our evening service. His message is taken from John 15:18-16:16, titled “When the Saints Go Marching Out”.

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

OUR CHURCH will be going to Cornerstone on Friday, November 13th.

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.

TOUCH OF HOME: Once again our church is planning to provide college students living away from home with a “Touch of Home” Care Package. We would like the boxes to arrive in the students hands just before exam time. We have 23 students this year. Parents please email your student’s addresses to ktsfmly@hotmail.com or text or call me (Ruth) at 712-578-9399 so that your son or daughter can receive a “Touch of Home” box. We will plan to package the individual boxes on December 1.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH is asking for donations of yarn. The inmates at the SDSP have the opportunity to knit hats for children in need. The prison does not provide the yarn, so we ask churches and individuals to help with this important ministry. Thank you for your generosity.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR SEPT.:

General Fund:  $23,259.00              Building Fund:   $10,750.00                   Missions:   $1 ,140.00

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Join with Duane Vande Griend in giving thanks for God’s healing mercies. He feels very blessed.

Continue to pray for strength and healing for Joyce Kroese.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Sean and Stephanie Baccam and family in the passing of Seans’ dad, Khamdeng Baccam, age 85, early Tuesday morning. Visitation will be this Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center from 2:00-4:00p and graveside service will be Monday at 11:00a. Luncheon will be at Bethel CRC following the graveside service.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers. He is serving with the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. His e-mail address is sskoltn@gmail.com.

Continue to pray for strength, healing and encouragement for Gaylene Bouma.

Give thanks that Rog Vis continues to heal from his recent surgery.

Pray for Gary Roetman as he has been diagnosed with diabetes and is receiving daily insulin shots because his pancreas is shutting down. Gary 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 Addison Pfingsten is recovering well from surgery. Pray for complete healing. John and Lindsey are so thankful for your prayers and support.

Anthony Smit is still a patient in the Sioux Center Hospital. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

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:    

We express our sympathy to Sou and Mindy Baccam & family in the passing of Sou’s father, KhamDeng Baccam, 85, early Tuesday morning in Tennessee. We pray for God’s comfort and peace as they remember their father and grandfather. We also pray for the hope we share in the Resurrection.

We express our sympathy to Dave and Laura Pluim and Hermina Hulstein in the passing of father and brother, Bill Kiel, 91, of Sanborn. His funeral was held this past Thursday.

Dick Dykstra has not been feeling well and was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital earlier this week. We pray for his healing and strength.

Please keep Jennifer Steiger in your prayers as she plans to have surgery this coming Tuesday to repair a labral tear in her hip. We pray for a successful surgery and recovery.

Arnold Nielsen, father of Martin Nielsen, hand has healed. We pray for him and family as he prepares for heart surgery.

We continue to pray for Allie Van Kley who continues her recovery from hip replacement surgery last week.

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.

      HCS will be holding Service Day on Thurs., Oct. 29. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone needing extra help cleaning up their yard, house cleaning, etc. Please call school (439-2273) by Tues., (Oct. 27) if we can assist you in this way.

      HCS will be holding its annual Soup & Pie Supper on Thursday, November 5. Serving will begin at 5:00p in the school gym continuing until 7p. A free-will offering will be taken for the meal. Come out and enjoy an evening of good food and great fellowship.

      HCS would like to show our appreciation to veterans by inviting them & 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.

      Western is hosting an open house for all 5th-8th graders and their parents on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7p. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet with teachers and staff and learn more about the many academic, spiritual, and extracurricular opportunities that Western has to offer. RSVP by calling 439-1013 or emailing wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

      Western’s Fun’d Day is Friday, Nov. 20. A meal will be served from 5-7p in the gym, an auction at 6:30p and games for children in the auditorium from 6:30-9:00p. Check our website for auction items, meat orders, as well as online bidding for special auction items. Look for the line under “news” at our homepage. (www.westernchristianhs.com)   

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEMORY LOSS Support Group will meet Oct. 29, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be Gene Den Hartog’s story.

LOVING TREE PROJECT: During this holiday season, you and your family can become a part of the Hospice Loving Tree Project by making a donation in memory of a loved one. In exchange for this donation, you and your family can request a beautiful handcrafted porcelain ornament. Your donation will help cover the cost of the equipment, medications, and supplies that provide comfort to those who need our services. For more information or to order an ornament, please visit siouxcenterhealth.org and return with payment to Sioux Center Health Hospice and Home Care by Thursday, November 19.

COMMUNITY IMPACT Fundraising Event to benefit Siouxland Habitat for Humanity will be held at the Orange City Pizza Ranch on Tuesday, November 3. The mission of Siouxland Habitat is to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Volunteers will be working from 5:00-8:00p.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., Nov. 4, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

ANNUAL KATELYN’S FUND ORPHAN Ministry Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at New Life Ref. Church in Sioux Center. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal; auction begins at 6:30p. Childcare provided. Call Wade or Alissa Kroeze, auction chairs at 722-3140.

THE HULL CHAMBER is excited to welcome Mark Schultz with Love & the Outcome & Jon Bauer as they present their holiday tour “A Different Kind of Christmas” on Sat., Dec. 12, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets are $20 (General Admission); $15 (Groups of 10 or more) & $25 (Gold Circle). Tickets are available at the Chamber Office, Iowa State Bank (Hull branch) True Vine and Something Special. You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.itickets.com/events/345991.html. This is a wonderful opportunity to take your Bible Study Groups, Youth Groups, Company Christmas Party or take the family to enjoy a fantastic evening of God glorifying praise and worship during the holiday season. Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513.