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October 27, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – October 27, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust; save me from all; them that persecute me, and deliver me.” (Psalm 7:1 KJV)

FATHER, GRANT CONTINUED PROTECTION FOR YOUR CHURCH

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #313:1-4 “We Praise Thee, O God” (Blue Psalter)

FATHER, FORGIVE OUR ENEMIES AND FORGIVE US

God’s Will for Our Lives: Responsive reading of the Summary of the Law (PH Pg. 1018)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Special Music: Ella Brands & Ali Van Otterloo “Sinking Deep”

Congregational Prayer

FATHER, EMPOWER US WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Hymn of Preparation: #469:1,2 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:10-12

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Persecuted Because of Righteousness”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #469:3,4 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

FATHER, WE THANK YOU

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; African Widow & Orphan Support

Offertory

FATHER, WE WILL GO FORTH IN GRACE ALONE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#46:1,2 “Grace Alone”

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNIIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Ted & Lois Salazar, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Mark & Sara Sandbulte, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Jessica Wielenga, Blaike Bonestroo, Emily Fedders; PM Justin Te Slaa Family

USHERS FOR NOV: Ted Salazar, David Te Krony, Zachary Van’t Hul, Jacob Westra

VALET PARKING FOR OCT/NOV: Oct. 27: Curtis Van Grouw, Ross Te Slaa; Nov. 3: Zach

Mouw, Cory De Wit; Nov. 10: Bryce Veldman, Lynn Anderson; Nov. 17: Jason Kats, Ben Van’t Hul

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. African Widow & Orphan Support

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. World Renew

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Seth & Jaime O.                    NEXT SUNDAY: Brody & Jessica P.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                                    

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                            NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Phil Brummel to Justin Van Zee; Dennis Brunsting to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mitchell Byl to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Brent De Jager to Kevin & Kelli Schutte;  Dwayne De Jong to Lauren & Connie Runia; Roger De Kruyf 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

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 5

   5:15 PM       Meet in the lower parking lot to car pool to the Gospel Mission

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild.  Lesson 3. Opening Prayer; Lee O.; Closing Prayer: Arlene V.S.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 27, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship, where the God of changeless love calls and empowers us to reform whatever needs to be changed for the sake of such 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. 

THIS MORNING we welcome Ella Brands and Ali Van Otterloo. They will be singing “Sinking Deep”

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Ruth 2 entitled “Hope Awakened”.

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.

PARENTS: Be sure to read the article, “Screen time harms youths’ mental health” in this month’s issue of News ‘n Notes.

NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wednesday. Care Group #7 is asked to attend. Please meet in the lower parking lot at church at 5:15p to car pool.

DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS: The following couples no longer have a landline: Mike Grevengoed & Jon Van Berkum. Their cell phones numbers are: Mike: 470-3690 & Connie: 470-5903; Jon: 441-0959; Nicole: 441-0962. Please make the corrections in your directory. If there are any other corrections that need to be made with phone numbers, please call the church office (439-1626).

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.

THE CADETS are currently selling those delicious delicacies known as Pastry Puffins! The proceeds this year will again go to defray the expenses of any Cadet interested in attending the International Camporee in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in July, 2020. If you are not contacted by a Cadet and would like to place an order, please call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net. Thank you!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Harry Meendering is now in patient rehab in the Prairie Center at Avera McKennan. He continues to receive therapy addressing weaknesses on his left side. Give thanks for progress made. Pray for a complete recovery.

Give thanks that Jarvis De Wild is gradually improving. Pray for continued healing.

Sharon Soodsma continues to experience back pain. Physical therapy and the implanted electrodes are not being as effective as they had hoped. Pray that she would experience relief from the pain.    

Lou Krommendyk continues with rehab therapy. Give thanks for progress made. Pray for God’s continued healing mercies.

Remember Sandy Starkenburg in your prayers. She has been having some challenges with swallowing. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Sandy.

Jacoba Rens was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday, October 19, with an infection and a fractured pelvis. She returned home on Monday. Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.

Lois Salazar was diagnosed with aggressive stage IV cancer. She will be seeing a specialist this week. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, healing for Lois and strength and peace for Ted and Lois and their family.

Pray for Rog and Linda Tiedeman’s son in law, Terry Sump (Shelly’s husband). Terry is in Mercy 1 in Des Moines. Give thanks that the infection in his heart has cleared up. The next step is a heart valve replacement. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, healing for Terry and for strength and peace for the entire family.

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 remains in Sioux Center Hospital. 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

   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.

   The Board of Directors at Western Christian invite you to reserve Friday, November 22, for the Western Christian Fall Bonanza. Highlight of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction (which will run from October 28 to November 18), a live auction, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. A Chuckwagon supper is new for this year’s meal. Check the flyer in your church mailbox or click on www.westernchristianhs.com for more information.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE ANNUAL KATELYN’S FUND ORPHAN MINISTRY AUCTION will be held Friday, Nov.  1, at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal served from 5:30-6:30p and the auction beginning at 6:30p. Childcare is provided. Money raised at the auction is used to fund grants to help bring children into loving, Christian homes and also to assist with Katelyn’s Funds partnering orphanage in Haiti. Katelyn’s Fund is still accepting monetary and merchandise donations for the auction. To make a donation or for questions, contact Wade or Alissa Kroeze, auction chairs, at 733-3140.

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.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: The Iowa Jazz Faculty Quintet from the University of Iowa will bring four of its members to Dordt University on Friday, Nov. 8, for a 7:30p concert in the Auditorium. The group will include Damani Phillips (saxophone), Blake Shaw (bass), James Dreier (drums) and Steve Grismore (guitar). The concert is free and open to the public.

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.

WELCOME TO MEDICARE: The State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Sioux Center Health is offering a free two-hour seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7-9p in the hospital conference rooms 1&2. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A&B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance.  To register call 722-8309 by Friday, Nov. 8, and please leave a message.