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October 4, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – October 4, 2020

       Rev. Joel De Boer…. Guest 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

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude     

Call to Worship: James 1:2-4

Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #557:1-3 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”       

*God’s Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance: Job 14:15-17

Hymn of Assurance: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #424:1,2 “Spirit of the Living God”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Peter 2:9-12; I John 2:20-27

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Living the Questionable Life – Be a Blessing”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Application: #544:2,3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

WE SEEK TO LIVE AS GOD’S PEOPLE

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #322:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People” (May the Grace of Christ My Savior)

*Postlude     

Your offering for the 1. Mission Fund; 2. Love, INC can be placed in the offering plates

on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand  - organist:  Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

USHERS FOR OCT.: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle LeLoux, Mike Grevengoed, Mitchell Byl

NURSERY TODAY: Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Taryne De Groot, Abby Fedders, Ashlyn Grevengoed

NEXT SUNDAY: Stephanie Struik, Liz Bonestroo, Kade LeLoux, Jesse Ney, Teagan De Jager

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Mission Fund; 2. Love, INC    

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund

POWER POINT TODAY: Amy

NEXT SUNDAY: Konner

                                                                                                                                  

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                         

NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Sean & Stephanie Baccam

NEXT SUNDAY: Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

CORRESPONDENCE: Melissa Kats to Justin Van Zee; Tim Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jim Keizer to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Cliff Koele to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Travis Kooima to Lauren & Connie Runia; Nelvina Kroese to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

  9:30 AM              Worship Service

  6:00 PM              Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

 7:00 PM                YPS Can Food Drive. Meet in the church basement.  Devotions: Dalton W. &

                                Cory N. Lunch: Braden B. & Ashley F.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 4, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  Let us worship God who creates all things, came as Jesus to save the World and breathes life into us through the Holy Spirit. Amen

WE WELCOME Rev. Joel De Boer as he leads our worship services today. Pastor has been appointed by classis to preach at Calvin CRC in Le Mars.

CHOIR will NOT meet today as previously planned. Adult Sunday School will also NOT be meeting today. Both will begin when Sunday School resumes.

THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING for Christian Fellowship will be held next Sunday evening and not tonight as previously stated.

CHURCH NURSERY will be staffed and will be open. There will not be any toys in the nursery. We are asking that parents bring their own toys for their children to play with. Thank you!

GEMS is looking for a few more counselors or helpers for 5th, 7th and 8th grades. If interested, please contact Karinda de Boom, 605-321-1038 or email hullgems@gmail.com.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Waylon John Van Grouw, infant son of Curtis and Emily.

YPS CAN FOOD DRIVE on Wednesday, October 7. The YPS will be walking around town October 7th picking up items for the food pantry. Please see the list in your church box. Due to COVID, please have them outside your front door for us to pick up or leave them in the church kitchen. If we miss your house, please contact one of the leaders and we will stop by your house later in the week.

BABY SHOWER: We are having a baby shower for Kaleigh Van Middendorp & daughter, Cambrea Marie, born March 14, for Ashlee Vant Hul & daughter, Addyson Lorayne, born April 3, for Kenzie Hoekstra & daughter Parker Lynn, born July 15, and Emily Van Grouw & son, Waylon John, born September 4, on Tuesday, October 13, in the church basement from 6:30-8:00p. Come and go as it works in your schedule. All ladies are encouraged to attend. Cookies, coffee and cold drink will be served.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE the East half of the sanctuary (youth building side) will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. Members are reminded that the back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.

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 some other way.

 

CHURCH DIRECTORY:  I appreciate all those who have called with their new email addresses and phone numbers. If you still need to make a change to the directory please call me (439-1626), email me: hull1crc@mtcnet.net or drop a note in my church mailbox. If you would like your cell phone number in the directory, please let me know. Thank you! -Karen

SHARE GROUP: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Sioux County, the SHARE group for widows and widowers will not be meeting in the month of October. We will re-evaluate and hope to meet in Nov. if possible.

THANK YOU for all your thoughts and prayers while I was dealing with pneumonia. A special thanks to Pastor Kotman and Larry Wielenga for the calls and also to Dan and Kathy De Wit for the meal brought in. It is comforting to know we belong to a loving and caring church – Sandy Westra and family

THANK YOU: We would like to thank all of our church family that sent cards of sympathy, thoughts and prayers in the passing of our Mom, Wilmyna Jansma. Thank you to our Care Groups for the flower arrangements and meals. Also, thank you to Pastor Kotman and Elders Dave Rozeboom and Lee Van Grouw for their calls and prayers with us. We find comfort knowing that Mom is in Heaven with her Lord in perfect mind and body. --Dave & Diane Bonestroo, Cliff & Marlys Koele, Terry & Dee Jansma and families

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

Congratulations to Jon and Bethany Scholten on the birth of a son, Wyatt Glen, who was born on Thursday, September 24. He was in the NIC unit for a couple of days with low blood sugar because he was four weeks early. Bethany and Wyatt came home on Saturday, September 26.

Continue to remember John Bolkema as he struggles with Parkinson’s and recovers from pneumonia.

Donna Rens returned home from the hospital on Tuesday. She is thankful for progress made. No visitors at this time, but phone calls are welcome. Jim Rens is doing well in his recovery from Covid. Continue to remember him and Donna in your prayers.

Give thanks that Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed are making progress in their healing from Covid. They appreciate your ongoing prayers.

Give thanks that Jim Keizer continues in his recovery from Covid. He is feeling so much better.

Give thanks that Amber Vande Weerd is feeling better. Pray for continued strength.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes at Rock Rapids Health Centre. He is not allowed to have visitors. Pray for him as he continues to adjust to a new living situation and as he struggles with his health. Cards would be appreciated. His address is 703 S. Union Street, Room 315, Rock Rapids, IA 51246.  

Continue to remember Norma Kotman as she recovers from surgery and a broken wrist.

Esther Rozeboom has fallen a couple of times recently. Thankfully she has not broken any bones but she does have some pain. Pray for relief.

Pray for Pete Soodsma in his struggles with Parkinsons and depression.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Rock Rapids Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Jan Bakker will be starting a series of chemo treatments on Monday to treat recurring lymphoma activity. Pray for strength and the effectiveness of these treatments.

We continue to pray for those who continue their recovery from recent surgeries. We pray for their strengthening.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Hull Christian School is looking for more substitute paraprofessionals and teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in substituting at HCS, please call the office at 439-2273.

   Hull Christian School will be holding their annual Service Day on Tuesday, October 27. The 6th-8th grade students can assist anyone needing extra help raking their leaves. Please call school (439-2273) by Monday, October 26, if we can assist you in this way.

   Order forms for purchasing meat at Western Christian’s annual Fall Bonanza were placed in church mailboxes a few weeks ago. If you did not receive one or have not seen it, you may order online at https://www.westernchristianhs.com/office/fall%20meal%20.pdf. Orders must be in by November 1. Your order will be available on November 20 at the school. There will not be meat certificates available the day of the auction. All meat must be preordered. If you have questions, please contact the office at Western Christian at 712-439-1013.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT: The Dakota Wind Quintet will perform a recital at Dordt University at 7:30p on Friday, October 9, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The Dordt Music Dept. will present a 4th Avenue Jazz Concert on Friday, Oct. 16, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. Masks are required for all recital attendees and seating will be socially distanced. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions on in-person attendance or cancellations.

BETHANY’S “FAMILY CHANGES EVERYTHING”, live national broadcast, an inspiring evening benefitting children and families, will be held Tuesday, Oct.  20 at 7:00p EST. Registration is free but required!   Join us for an event that will be all about family. We’ll be led in a time of worship by singer/songwriter David Crowder, enjoy performances from Grammy-award-winners Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs, and hear a powerful message from pastor and author Francis Chan. We hope you can join us as we explore how together we can change the world through family. Register at Bethany.org/Family.

INSPIRATION HILLS Live & Online Fall Auction will be held on Friday, October 23. Doors open at 6:30p and the live & online auction begins at 7:00p in the Main Lodge. Visit our website at www.inspirationhills.org to register for Online Bidding and view auction items. Refreshments only will be served.

 JUSTICE FOR ALL Annual Meeting/dinner has been moved to Thursday, October 29th. Same place and time!