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October 28, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 28, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister    Reformation Day

Preparation for worship:”I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord” (Psalm 104:33-34 ESV).

GOD CALLS US FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship: (WSB 1.2.36)

            Pastor:       In your wisdom, O God, you call us here to worship you.

            People:      We gather, alive to the Word of God.

            Pastor:       You call us to be fully alive with your life abundant, ready to listen and respond with heart, soul, strength, and mind.

            People:      We listen, alive to the Word of God.

            Pastor:       You call us to be always watchful for your Word of wisdom, sometimes startling and unexpected, sometimes still and quiet, but always dwelling among us.

            People:      We watch and wait for the Word of God.

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #469:1-4 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

 

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

Reading of the Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #475:1-4 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

Congregational Prayer

Offering:  1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Talking Bibles

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #502:1-4 “The Church’s One Foundation”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I John 2:1-17 & Lord’s Day 7 Q&A 20-23

God’s Word Proclaimed: “How Do I Know That I Know God?”

Prayer of Application

 

GOD SENDS US OUT

*Song of Response: #568:1-3 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”  

*Postlude

     (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand - organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Carl & Danielle Bonestroo, Elder Harry & Dee Meendering

 

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Mya Kleinwolterink, Abigail Kats, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Travis Kooima Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Nicole Van Berkum, Tami Westphal, Kyrin De Groot, Maeva Haveman, Dalton Westra; PM John Emerick Family

 

USHERS FOR OCT .: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Dean Bonestroo, Matt Bosma

USHERS FOR NOV.: Lynn Anderson, Scott Grevengoed, Jason Kats, Brody Pollema

VALET PARKING FOR OCT.: Oct.28: David Te Krony, Eric Rens

VALET PARKING NOV.: Nov. 4: Grant Vanden Bosch, Eric Kroese; Nov. 11: Jacob Westra, Justin Pollema; Nov. 18: Curtis Van Grouw, Alex Westra; Nov. 22: Scott Kroese, Zach Mouw

Nov. 25: Kyle Pollema, Bryce Veldman   

 

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. Talking Bibles

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: 1. Building Fund; 2. Benevolence

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Randy & Mindy W.                           NEXT WEEK: Eric & Michelle Z.

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie             NEXT WEEK: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Ken Visser to Justin Van Zee; Daryl Wesselink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lonni Westphal to Kevin Schutte; Randy Westra to Lauren Runia; Rob Westra to Michael Ribbens; Evan Wielenga to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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 Classes

   6:00 PM       Evening Service

MONDAY

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 “Discover Colossians”

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 4. Opening Prayer: Betty Pollema; Closing Prayer: Arlene

                          Van Schepen

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 28, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship and Christian fellowship! Please greet the children of God sitting 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. 

 

PETER FISH will be handed out this morning during Sunday School. Children will need to return them on Sunday morning, November 18.

 

PASTOR LOREN’S message this evening if from Acts 13:1-12 titled “Paul and Barnabas Sent Out”.

 

PASTOR APPRECIATION:  The Council will be serving Coffee & cake next Sunday evening, November 4, to show our appreciation to Pastor Loren & Norma and Pastor Carl & Ellen.

 

CORRECTION: The telephone number in the directory for Esther Rozeboom should be 439-2377.

 

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM is scheduled for December 9 at 3:00p. There will be no Sunday School on Dec. 16, 23, & 30. Services on Dec. 23 and Dec. 30th will be at 3:00p instead of 6:00p.

 

THE CADETS will be selling the delicious Pastry Puffins again this year! If you have not had a Cadet come to visit you to take your order, please call Kent Zevenbergen at 439-1602 or email him at ktzeven@mtcnet.net to place an order. The proceeds are going towards purchasing MUCH needed new tents and camping gear!

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER for the persecuted church is November 4, 2018. They encourage fellow believers to support them by praying for them on this special day and throughout the year.

 

CBI’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ & Christmas into a very dark place. A box is on the narthex table for your cards. Cards are due by Nov. 15.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes are available under the mailboxes. The brochure inside the box has instructions along with a list of gift suggestions (no toothpaste or candy). When you have filled your box, attach the label, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age and tape it to the box. Filled boxes should be returned to the church kitchen by Wed., November 14th.

 

CROSSROADS/NW IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Ref. Church in Maurice. TEC is an interdenominational 3 day Christian retreat/lock in designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is Fri., Nov. 16-Sun., Nov. 18. Visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals & other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

THANK YOU: I would like to thank my church family for all your prayers, cards, visits and food after my recent fall and recovery at home. Thank you also to Pastor Loren, Pastor Klompien, Elder Dan De Wit, and Deacon Dave Van’t Hul for all your visits, phone calls, and prayers and to my care group for providing meals for me. Over the last few weeks I thank God for His great faithfulness and healing mercies and ask for prayers for continued healing and strength. I am blessed to belong to a caring church. –Lou Krommendyk

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

  • Remember Mitch & Kelsi Byl in your prayers. Doctors have recently told them that their unborn child will not live to full-term. Pray also for Kelsi’s parents, Daryl & Judi Wesselink, and other family members.
  • Pray for Marilyn Grevengoed who was admitted to Avera Heart Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Doctors believe that she had a slight heart attack.
  • Heath Stoker had a positive doctor’s appointment on Monday and was able to return to work  part time on Tuesday. The plan is to start maintenance chemo in a week to keep the cancer at bay. Please keep Heath and Kayla in your prayers as they move forward with this treatment plan.
  • Duane Vande Griend began new medication last week. Pray for relief from the side effects.
  • Matt has shown more progress this week. He continues to amaze the therapists with how strong he is getting. Matt & LuAnn are both getting excited to come home yet very nervous too. Continue to keep them in your prayers.
  • George Heynen is thankful for the progress he has made in his recovery from knee surgery. He plans to go to work on Monday.
  • Keep Esther Rozeboom in your prayers as she has a lot of pain due to a compression fracture in her back which cannot be treated with medication or surgery.  Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.
  • Lisa Wiersma had a good report on Monday. No cancer showed up on the MRI. Surgery is scheduled for November 13.
  • Pray for Al Rens at Pleasant Acres as he recovers from recent back surgery.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman; Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Wilma Heynen was admitted to the hospital this past week after falling due to dizziness. Thankfully there were no broken bones and the dizziness was linked to side effects related to her treatments. She is feeling better now. Pray for her continued strength as she hopes to resume treatments soon.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS annual Soup Supper is Thurs., Nov. 1. Serving will be 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 is 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 IA income tax (C Corporations, S Corporations, LLOC & 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, contact Randy Ten Pas (439-2273) at Hull Christian.

      All 5th-8th graders and their parents are invited to an open hour at Western on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00p to learn more about Western. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with teachers, coaches, and staff, tour the remodeled school, and see how God is working in the lives of Christian young men and women. Call 439-1013 to RSVP or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

      The Board of Directors at Western invite you to reserve Fri., Nov. 16, for the debut of the Western Fall Bonanza. Formerly called FUND Night, our theme for the evening is a Windfall of Blessings. Highlights of the Fall Bonanza include an online auction, a live auction, a delicious meal, and the always popular Kid’s Carnival. Check the flyer in the church mailbox or click on www.westernchristianhs.com for more information.

      Western Community: The Principal Search Task Force appointed by the Board of Trustees earlier this fall has been diligently moving forward in the search process. With the assistance of CACE (Center for the Advancement of Christian Education), multiple focus groups were held in September with staff, alumni, parents, supporters and community members. An online survey was also used to collect data from across our broad range of constituents. This collective information was used to develop the Opportunity Profile. We would like to thank all of those who were able to participate and contribute thoughts, ideas and support during this process. Early in October the Opportunity Profile was distributed to a wide range of candidates and education platforms. It is also posted on Western’s website. We ask that you again lift Western and the search process in prayer as we continue to identify applicants and anticipate beginning the interview process early in November.

          

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

KATELYN’S FUND Orphan Ministry Auction is Friday, Nov. 2, at New Life Reformed Church. Doors open at 5:30p with a freewill donation meal served from 5:30-6:30; auction starts at 6:30p. 

DORDT: This year marks the 6th year of the Ringerwole Organ Recital Series at Dordt. The recital will be presented by internationally acclaimed organist Nathan Laube at 7:30p Sat., Nov. 3. Free & open to the public.

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tues., Nov. 6. Presenter: Attorney Kevin Huyser “Mental Illness & Legal Matters”. Call Shirley at 722-4462.

1ST REFORMED CHURCH annual Soup and Pie Supper is Thursday, November 8. Serving is from 5:00-7:30p at the Hull Community Center. A freewill offering will be taken for the support of missionaries. Come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship.

HABITAT STUD FINDER EVENT: Join us for the Siouxland Habitat Stud Finder Event on Nov. 9 from 4-6p at 1713 6th St. in Hull. A special time of Prayer & Thanksgiving will be held at 5:15p! Meet the partner family, tour the home in the construction phase, witness the artistic talent of the community businesses, individuals and churches that sponsored a stud and enjoy delicious cupcakes!

NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will open its season “Orchestral Celebration” with a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Advance tickets at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center or can be purchased at the door the night of the concert.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH invites you & your family to honor your loved one by participating in the Loving Tree Project. To order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org. Deadline: Friday, Nov. 16th.

LOVE INC is continuing to develop our Love & Learn classes and are excited to pursue a Parenting Curriculum for January 2019! We are seeking individuals/couples that would be interested in facilitating the class. It is a faith-based DVD/workbook curriculum that has been selected through prayer, discernment and communication with Sioux County churches and agencies. Love INC will be taking volunteer applications for this opportunity through mid-December. Call the Love INC office at 476-5990.