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October 6, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – October 6, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 ESV

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship  

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #188:1-3 “Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah”

WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism of Baylor Rae Pollema

Ministry of Music: Jaden Van Schepen “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Sioux City Gospel Mission

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #7621,2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Romans 6:1-14 & Lord’s Day 33

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Genuine Repentance”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

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

*God’s Will For Our Lives

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song:  #322:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People”
*Postlude

  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

   

* indicates congregation stand

pianist…Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Wilmar & Betty Pollema, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Deacon Dan Bonestroo  

NURSERY TODAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Abigail Kats, Maeva Haveman, Teagan De Jager; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Bethany Scholten, Mark Leusink, Braden Baccam, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Lonni Westphal Family

USHERS FOR OCT: Randy Winterfeld, Justin Pollema, Eric Rens, Brian Rozeboom

VALET PARKING FOR OCT: Oct. 6: Tim Kats & Jacob Westra; Oct 13: Sam Scholten & Andrew Hoekstra; Oct. 20: Alex Westra & Scott Kroese; Oct. 27: Curtis Van Grouw & Ross Te Slaa

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. Mission Fund; 2. Sioux City Gospel Mission

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rick & Koni L.                     NEXT SUNDAY: Harlan & Kathy Mouw

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                           NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya                                   

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                           NEXT SUNDAY: Rick  

CORRESPONDENCE: Lynn Anderson to Justin Van Zee; Sean Baccam to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Harlyn Bolkema to Michael & Megan Ribbons; John Bolkema to Kevin & Kelli Schutte;  Ryan Bolkema to Lauren & Connie Runia; Carl Bonestroo 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 Classes

 10:45 AM       Men’s Chorus Rehearsal

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM       Music & Worship Committee (meet in the Council Room)

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break – Lesson 3

   2:00 PM       Bereans – Lesson 2; Lunch: Eleanor

   6:45 PM       Cadets meet in clubhouse in full uniform. Do Lesson 10 from Discovering God’s Word

   6:45 PM       GEMS meet at Hope CRC (see note in insert)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 6, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Family of Christ, welcome to this holy gathering, that we may learn and grow, confess and repent, praise and worship, love and be loved – together. 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 Baylor Rae Pollema, infant daughter of Kyle & Shae, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

MEN’S CHORUS will be practicing this morning and next Sunday morning after the morning service. They will be singing “Be Thou My Vision” on October 20.

DIRECTORY: I am working on the new directory and would appreciate it if you would let me know if you have a new phone number (no longer have your landline phone), have a new address, and if you have a cell phone number you would like to include in the directory. You may call me (439-1626) or email me at hull1crc@mtcnet.net or leave a note in my mailbox. I would appreciate this information as soon as possible! Thank you! -Karen

HULL GEMS will have a regular meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:45-8:30p at Hope CRC. We will begin collecting items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. If girls would like to bring items to donate to fill the shoe boxes they may. The 7th and 8th graders will be filling the boxes at our October 23rd meeting.

HULL CHAMBER invites all ladies to the Annual Ladies Night of Hope Event – Wed., Oct. 9, at the Western Event Center – an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society! Vendor Fair starts at 5:00p, catered meal by ROK Catering at 6:30p. Entertainment: Jaden Van Schepen & Sierra Nielsen as well as a presentation by Michelle Kuiken, owner of Proper Place. Michelle is a Professional Organizer and Coach in Northwest Iowa, who helps women restore order to their homes and lives! Cloth tablecloths will be provided, cupcakes are available for dessert and the meal will be served at the tables! If you’d like to host a table or just need a chair, call 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org soon! The price of your ticket is your donation to the American Cancer Society.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, October 17th at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy soups and bread for supper and pie for dessert. If you had not volunteered to bring food, pleases consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will enjoy a concertina program from Gary Siebring and Joan Johnson of George. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

THANK YOU: Matt and I would like to say THANK YOU to each of you for helping us the past 1-1/2 years. Many of you have asked about our house and we would like to have an Open House on October 6&13 from 10:45a-12:00 noon. We would like Care Groups 1-5 the first week and 6-9 on the 13th. If the dates don’t work for you, please feel free to come the other week. Thanks for your continued prayers through this journey. It is so good to belong to such a loving and caring church. Thanks again!! GOD’S GOT THIS!!   -LuAnn & Matt

THANK YOU: Addisen had another appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester last week. We are rejoicing to share that Addisen had a great report. The doctors and surgeons said everything is healing perfectly from her surgery and there is no longer a need to schedule anymore appointments in the future. We would like to thank Pastor Loren and our congregation for all the love, prayers, and support we received while we were on this journey.

                                                            Thank you!  -John, Lindsey, Landen, Addi, and Aspen Pfingsten

THANK YOU all for being so faithful in prayer for Gary and his struggles with cancer over the years. The words of encouragement and concern always warm our hearts and we feel so blessed! We again ask you to keep him in prayer as we go for another CT Scan tomorrow in Omaha. We pray that our Heavenly Father will grant us a “clear” report, as He has in the past, and that all will be good!  -Gary & Susan Roetman

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Congratulations to Evan & Kelsey (Westra) Claus who were united in marriage on Friday, September 20. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Pete Pollema is regaining his strength and doing well. Pray for continued healing.

Give thanks that esophageal surgery went well for Jarvis De Wild on Wednesday. Pray for healing. Jarvis is at Avera McKennan and will likely be there through Wednesday.  

Sharon Soodsma is still suffering a lot of back pain. The doctors said they have done all they can do. The electrodes don’t always work for some people. Continue to pray for Sharon’s relief from pain.

Lou Krommendyk fell on Wednesday afternoon and was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital with a broken pelvis. Pray for relief from the pain and for healing.

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:

Tim & Vicki Lammers ask for prayers for Vicki’s mother, Lucille Miedema, whose health has been declining and has entered hospice care. We pray for peace and comfort for Lucille and family during this time.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, will be moving to Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids. He will be in Room #2. We pray for a good transition as he settles in. We also pray for continued progress in his rehabilitation and for those who will be working with him.

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 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

   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.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Pizza Ranch Impact Night! Call up your friends and plan to eat together at the Orange City Pizza Ranch on Monday, October 7, from 5:00-8:00 PM. It’s a Community Impact Event to benefit Siouxland Habitat for Humanity and our mission to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Plan on taking home a few extra goodies from the bake sale as well!

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, had to cancel his Oct. 8&9 visit. A notice will be sent when the next available visit is being scheduled.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: Friday, Oct. 11 & Sat., Oct 12 Dordt hosts its Defender Days celebration with a wide range of events, including the 4th Avenue Jazz Concert at 3:00p on Friday, the Fall Music Festival with Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Bella Voce, Chorale, and Concert Choir at 7:00p on Friday, and a hymn festival on Saturday at 10:30a presented by Dordt Alumni, beginning with an extended prelude by Chris Teeuwsen (Redeemer University, Ontario) and a hymn sing directed by Martin Tel (Princeton Theological Seminary) and Carrie Groenewold (Dordt University Organist).

HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE is Tuesday, October 15, from 12:00-6:00p in the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

WELCOME TO MEDICARE: A free two-hour seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Sioux Center Health will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, from 7:00-9:00PM at Sioux Center Health, Conference Room 1&2. Registration required by Oct. 11th. Call 722-8309 and leave a message. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A&B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits, Part D, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplement Insurance.  SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa and does not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.

DORDT MUSIC DEPARTMENT: This year marks the 7th year of the Ringerwole Organ Recital Series at Dordt University. The fall 2019 recital will be presented by internationally acclaimed organist Peter Westerbrink at 7:30p on Friday, October 18, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Peter is organist of world-famous Schnitger organs in Groningen and Noordbroek. His program will include a variety of works, including Lubeck, Bolt, Reger, and Vierne. This recital is free and open to the public.

YOU’RE INVITED to a fund-raising concert for Kingdom Bound Prison Aftercare on Saturday, Oct 19th, at 6:30p at the Sioux Falls Christian School. Come hear some great contemporary Christian music by the group “Alive” (a Michigan based Christian music group) and also hear testimonials from men recently released from prison.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in conjunction with a grant from Arts Midwest will present a Guest Concert by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet on Sat., Oct. 26 at 7:30p in the Auditorium on the campus of Dordt. Tickets available at the door the night of the concert. Questions, call 722-6230.

BRAHMS REQUIEM: Have you always wanted to sing the Brahms Requiem? The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus begins this year’s season with a special fall session of rehearsals to get ready for a collaborative performance of the Brahms Requiem in English, with the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra on April 7, 2020! Fall rehearsals will be Tuesday nights 7:30-9:30p from October 22 – November 20 in the choir room at Northwestern College. Regular spring rehearsals will begin again on January 14, 2020. Join us for this masterpiece of choral literature and see what SCOC is all about!