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October 30, 2016

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

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and Our Redeemer. Amen –based on Psalm 19:14

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude: Chorales of the Reformation 

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                               Pastor:   This is the day that you have made, Lord.

                              People:  Help us to rejoice in it and be glad!

                               Pastor:   Remind us of the privileges we enjoy as your people:

                               People: to come to you in these moments, to confess our sins, to receive forgiveness and give it, to pray and sing and listen, to renew our fainting spirits, to rest in all your promises.

                               Pastor:   Open our eyes to see you, Lord.               

                              People: Open our ears to hear your Word.

                               Pastor:   Visit us through your Holy Spirit,  

                              People: and help us to celebrate our faith. Amen

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

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Song: #505:1-3 “For All the Saints”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:

                               Pastor:   Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

                               People: Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

                               Pastor:   For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

                               People: Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.

                               Pastor:   You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

                               People: Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

                               Pastor:   Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.

                               People: Do not cast me from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.

Assurance of God’s Pardon

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Response: #545:1-3 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Parking Lot; 2. Justice for All

Offertory: soli Deo gloria – “All Glory Be to God on High”

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

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

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 33; Proverbs 14:34

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Righteousness Exalts a Nation”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #599:1-4 “God of Our Fathers”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #505:6-7 “For All the Saints”   

*Postlude: Toccata on “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)                *indicates congregation stand

organist….MaryLou Wielenga; trumpets..Bethany Bosma & Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dennis & Linda Brunsting, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Mitchell & Kelsi Byl, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Justin Grevengoed, Chandler Pollema, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Eric Rens Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Jacob Emerick, Ashten Winterfeld, Dana Driesen; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

USHERS FOR NOV.: Grant Vanden Bosch, Evan Wielenga, Brent De Jager, Randy Westra

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. Parking Lot; 2. Justice for All

NEXT SUNDAY: Missions

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Sherry VH.;    NEXT SUNDAY: Orville & Arlene VH

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Terry Jansma to Kevin Schutte; Brad Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Gary Kats to Lauren Runia; Henry Kats 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    Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

MONDAY

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7 Discover Ephesians

   7:00 PM    Mission Guild. Lesson 5. Opening Prayer: Ella Mae VB; Closing Prayer: Shirley R.

   7:00 PM    Men’s Society.

   7:00 PM    YPS Fall Activity. Lunch: Mitchell Winterfeld & Marcus Te Krony

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 30, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of our Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – welcome to this time of prayer and praise, Word and worship. 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’ll be collected on Sunday morning, Nov. 20th. Extra Peter Fish will be available under the mailboxes. Also, family devotionals are in your church mailbox.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Romans 3:21-4:1-8 titled “Perfect in God’s Sight”.

PASTOR LOREN will be gone for a week of vacation and a week of Continuing Ed from Tuesday, November 1, and returning Tuesday, November 15. Call Rev. Klompien or your care group elder in case of a special need.

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 next week Monday, Nov. 7th.

OPERATION 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.

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 Saturday, 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.

THANK YOU for the Pastor Appreciation Coffee on October 16 and for all the other ways that you expressed your appreciation to us in the past month. We are blessed to be a part of your lives.                                                            -Pastor Loren & Norma Kotman and Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien

THANK YOU for the calls, cards, prayers and visits after my surgery. Thank you to Pastor Kotman and Norma for their visits. It was very much appreciated. Thank God for healing!  -Ron Techen

UPDATE FROM RUNIAS: We praise the Lord for providing our travel funds for going to Papua New Guinea. We will be leaving for PNG this week. We want to thank you for blessing us with your continued prayer and financial support for our work with Wycliffe. The Lord continues to heal our granddaughter, Leela. Her speech and walking are improving, and she recently gained some movement of her right arm. Pray for encouragement for her and their whole family as her recovery will be a long process.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Recent tests done at Stanford Medical Center in San Francisco did not reveal the source of Maria Kotman’s health issues. She is scheduled for a follow-up appointment on Thursday. Pray for direction, a diagnosis and for healing.

Bette Marra continues with chemo. Pray for strength and God’s healing.

Congratulations to Cody and Shelby Kiers on the birth of a daughter, Isabelle Lee, born on Friday, Oct. 21.

Julianne Kats is now a resident at Aspen Heights.  

Continue to remember Esther Rozeboom in prayer. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Pray for Carol Vis as she will have surgery for thyroid cancer on Nov. 2. Pray for successful surgery and post-surgery healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom and Anthony Smit 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:    

We extend our sympathy to Glenn and Lisa Kooiker, Jeremy Kooiker, Nate and Allie Van Kley and family in the passing of Harriet Kooiker, 83, who passed away at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City on Tuesday morning, October 25. Her funeral was held this past Friday at Hope CRC. 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, and Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, in our prayers as they are soon to begin or continue with treatment for 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 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

      In honor of Veterans’ Day, HCS would like to invite Veterans and their spouses to come eat with their children and grandchildren at HCS on Wed., Nov. 9. Please contact the office by Friday, Nov. 4, if you or someone you know would like to join us.

      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

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, Nov. 1. A video, “Depression: The Misunderstood Epidemic” will be shown. 

THE COMMUNITY is invited to a Q&A session with Minnesota author William Kent Krueger in the Dordt Library Café on Friday, Nov. 4, at 3:00p. Krueger is the author of the Cork O’Connor mystery series.

DORDT’S First Monday Speaker Series welcomes Rev. John Paul Sundararajan on Monday, Nov. 7, at 11a.m. in the Auditorium. His presentation is titled “Ultimately…Love Triumphs.” His evening presentation at 7:30 in the Eckardt Lounge is titled “Timely Technology for the Timeless Truth: The Impact of Audio Scripture in the World”. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

JFA will be hosting their Annual Society Meeting on Mon., Nov. 7, at 6:00p at Trinity CRC. Brody Olson will also be sharing what Grace Reigns Ministry is doing in the lives of the people of Colorado City, AZ. Free-will donation meal with the program to follow.

NORTHWEST IOWA Symphony Orchestra will open its season, “Musical Gems” with a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30p at Dordt. Advance tickets are available at True Vine, Dove Christian Bookstore or at the door the night of the concert.

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

DORDT welcomes French organist Olivier Latry, one of the most distinguished concert organists in the world today and one of three titular organists at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame Paris on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30p.

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. For more information or to order an ornament, visit siouxcenterhealth.org and return with payment to Sioux Center Health Hospice/Home Care by Thurs., Nov. 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. 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.