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MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 29, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for worship: “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me”. Psalm 119:97-98

WE COME IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

Prelude: Hymns of the Reformation: “A Mighty Fortress” & “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word”

*Responsive Call to Worship

Pastor: Blessed and Righteous God, your truths and grace are revealed to us as we search your

Holy Word.

People: We come today to listen to the Lord our God.

Pastor: Gracious God, you help us to know you through your Holy Word, which guides and blesses us.

People: We come today to worship the Lord our God.

Pastor: Holy God, we gather to worship and praise you, to learn from your word in fellowship with others.

People: We come today to praise the Lord our God. Amen

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

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

Hymn of Praise: #505:1-3, 7 “For All the Saints”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Responsive Prayers of Confession (on PPT)

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #267:1,2,4 “And Can It Be”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Guatemala Trip 2018; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp

Offertory: “Ornament of Grace” Flute: Rachel Schroeder

GOD PROCLAIMS HIS WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Hymn of Preparation: #762 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Reformation Solas: Scripture Alone”

Prayer of Application

WE ARE SENT TO TESTIFY TO THE WORD

*Song of Response: #279:1-3 “O Word of God Incarnate”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #473:1 “To God Be the Glory”

*Postlude: “A Mighty Fortress” (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand - organist: MaryLou Wielenga

Trumpet players: Eric K., Evan S., Bethany B.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Shirley Rens & Arlene Van Schepen, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Gary & Susan Roetman, Elder Harry & Dee Meendering

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Riley Grevengoed, Aubri Fedders, Taylor Westphal; PM Combined Reformation Service at Dordt College

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Cheryl Kats, Mary Leusink, Ashley Fedders, Madison Emerick, Logan Baccam; PM Justin Te Slaa Family

 

USHERS FOR NOV.: Jacob Westra, Jake Ney, Kyle Pollema, Ryan Bolkema

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Guatemala Trip 2018; 2. Royal Family Kids Camp

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Cliff & Marlys Koele NEXT WEEK: Travis & Megan K.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT WEEK: Set: Julie Run: Tonya

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Ken Draayer to Justin Van Zee; Kevin Driesen to Kevin Schutte; John Emerick to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dan Fedders to Lauren Runia; Mark Fedders 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

3:00 PM Combined Reformation Service at Dordt College

MONDAY

7:30 PM Friendship Bible at Northside Court

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit

7:00 PM YPS. Lesson/Operation Christmas Child. Devotions: Jerad K. & Samantha P.

Lunch: Dalton W. & Jaiden B.

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 5. Opening Prayer: Ella Mae; Closing Prayer; Joyce V.G.

7:00 PM Men’s Society.

7:00 PM Music & Worship Committee (meet in the basement by the kitchen)

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 29, 2017

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship! In a world and a church that’s always changing and reforming, we trust in the constant and sure love of God. 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 in Sunday School today. They will be collected on Sunday morning, Nov. 19th. Extra Peter Fish are available under the mailboxes. Also, family devotionals are in your church mailbox.

 

ALL CONGREGATIONS of classis Iakota & classis Heartland are warmly invited to a combined worship service in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this afternoon 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.

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!! Someone to help with the PPT on Sundays. Julie will train you so if you are willing to help out please call her at 441-0757.

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students are due Wednesday, November 1st.

 

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING, Rex Levi Oostenink, the infant son of Seth and Jaime, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

 

A COPY OF A LETTER from Dr. Erik Hoekstra, President of Dordt College, to our church council is in your mailboxes. The letter is shared with his permission and addresses Dordt College’s position on human sexuality and the recent letters to the editor in the Index Reporter.

 

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 Tues., Nov. 14th.

 

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.

 

HCS TOUR OF HOMES, in conjunction with Hull’s Winterfest, will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:00-8:00p and Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p. Tickets are available at the HCS office and Hair on Hickory. Come and enjoy the 6 beautiful homes from new construction to remodels. Thank you in advance for supporting our Christian School!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Continue to keep LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer as he continues his radiation treatments. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Pete Pollema had a procedure done on Monday on his legs. Give thanks that he is doing well and that no clots or blockage was found. Thanks for your prayers.

Ÿ 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:

Ÿ We continue to pray for Cruise De Groot as he continues basic training in the Army.

Ÿ Pat Haveman was hospitalized this week for gastro-intestinal issues. She is feeling better and was able to return home on Thursday. We praise God for healing.

Ÿ We keep Cacey De Kam’s grandmother, Lois Byker, of Pella, in our prayers. She is dealing with Alzheimer’s and her health has been rapidly declining in recent weeks. We pray for God’s peace for Lois and family.

Ÿ We pray for Jan Bakker as she continues chemotherapy. Please pray for strength and effectiveness of treatment. We pray for Dwight and family as well as they support her.

Ÿ We pray for Hope members who are recovering from surgeries and procedures as well as others who have family and loved ones who are continuing their recoveries.

Ÿ 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 will be holding its annual Soup & Pie Supper on Thurs., Nov. 2. Serving is 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.

Western would like to invite Veterans, current military personnel, and the public to join us for a special Veterans appreciation chapel on Thursday, Nov. 2. If able, Veterans and current military personnel are encouraged to come in uniform. Rev. Cory Van Sloten, pastor of Lebanon CRC and a chaplain in the Iowa Army National Guard will be speaking. The chapel will be held in the Western Event Center, beginning at 9:15a.

The Board of Western invites you to join parents, alumni, and friends on Friday, Nov. 17, at Western’s annual Fun’d Day. There will be an evening meal at 5:00p, fun and games for children of all ages at 6:30p sponsored by the Western faculty, and an auction at 6:30p of donated items. The online auction opened Monday, Oct. 23, and closes Monday, Nov. 13. The link for the online and the meat order form is on our website www.westernchristianhs.com.

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.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

 

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support group on Wed., Nov. 1, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement.

 

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH will host its 9th annual “An Evening of Promise” Celebration and Fundraiser at 6p Thursday, Nov. 2, 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.

 

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 the Auction begins at 6:30p. Childcare and activities provided.

 

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.

 

WHETHER YOU ARE A SENIOR or caregiver, Sioux Center Health is hosting a free community resource fair on Thursday, November 9, from 8:30-2:30p at the Centre Mall in Sioux Center. Join Sioux Center Health along with other primary areas to provide support and resources for the whole personal physical, emotional and financial. Visit siouxcenterhealth.org to view complete list of vendors.

JOIN SIOUX CENTER HEALTH for a Wellness Fair on Thursday, November 16, from 10-4p at Avera Home Medical Equipment. Listen to a free seminar at 3:00p by a sleep expert as well as get a free CPAP maintenance checkup. Vendors will be on site to answer questions and display new products. For more information, visit siouxcenterhealth.org.

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 to cherish their memories. 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. Deadline to order is Friday, November 17.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Day of Encouragement 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.