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October 7, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 7, 2018

       Rev. Duane Tinklenberg.…Guest Minister   

 

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #171:1-3 “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

 

WE ARE REMINDED OF GOD’S GRACE

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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

Congregational Prayer

Offering:  1. Mission Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison

Offertory

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #282:1-4 “Break Now the Break of Life”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 11:1-13; Text: Luke 11:5-8

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Our Father’s Aversion To Shame”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #554:1-5 “In Sweet Communion, Lord, with You”

 

WE LIVE FOR GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow  

*Postlude

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Harlyn & Linda Bolkema, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Devin & Kate Bonestroo, Deacon Ryan Fedders 

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Amber De Weerd, Jessica Wielenga, Mark Leusink, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Eric Kroese Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Isabella Zomermaand, Abby Fedders, Teagan De Jager; PM Kyle LeLoux Family  

 

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

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT.: Oct. 7: Lynn Anderson, Scott Kroese; Oct. 14: Bryce Veldman, Tim Kats; Oct. 21: Alex Westra, Scott Kroese; Oct. 28: David Te Krony, Eric Rens   

 

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. Cornerstone Prison

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: Christian Education Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Roger & Carol Vis                      NEXT WEEK: Daryl & Judi Wesselink

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                       NEXT WEEK: Shirley

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                     NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Clark Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eldon Van Schepen to Kevin Schutte; Justin Van Schepen to Lauren Runia; (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

 10:45 AM      Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM      Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Service

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship Session 1: The Gospel of Caesar. Lunch: Dave & Kay Kroese

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 3 in Discover Colossians.

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lunch: Eleanor

   6:45 PM       Cadets meet at the clubhouse in full uniform for a regular meeting. Do Lesson 1 of the Discovering God’s Word handbook!

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 7, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Sisters and brothers in Christ, welcome to this house of worship! May our praise and prayers be pleasing to God and may we be eager recipients of his Word. 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. 

 

WE WELCOME Rev. Duane Tinklenberg as he leads our morning worship service. This evening Greg Steggerda will lead our worship service.

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Tinklenberg will lead both of our worship services.

 

CHOIR will rehearse this morning after the service in front of church. Hope to see you there!!

FELLOWSHIP BIBLE STUDY begins tonight after the evening service at the Youth Building. Fellowship will be starting out by studying “A Clash of Kingdoms” from That the World May Know from the Ray Vander Laan series based on Philippians. There will be a video followed by a discussion. Books will be available tonight at the Bible study. Please come and join us.

 

LADIES & MEN who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, Oct. 9, can meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

REMINDER: An Open House Baby Shower for Ashley Hulstein and infant daughter, Adley Rae, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the church basement beginning at 6:30p. All ladies are encouraged to attend.

 

POST HIGH: College/Career singles bible study will be meeting the 2nd Sunday of every month at 7:15p in the Youth Building. Our first meeting will be next Sunday, Oct. 14. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw 451-8272.

 

CARE GROUP #3 is having a grocery shower for Ben & Lisa Wiersma. This is a way that the entire congregation can help this family! Freezer meals are also welcome. You can put the meal in the church freezer and then be sure to let Ben & Lisa know it is there. Gifts cards are welcome as well. There are boxes in the narthex for the groceries.

 

DIRECTORY: I would like to run off the new directory soon! If you have a new address, phone number, or email address or would like your cell phone listed in the directory, please call me at 439-1626 (leave a message if I am not in), or email me at hull1crc@mtcnet.net ASAP! Thank you! –Karen

 

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 taking time for lunch or coffee with them.

 

THANK YOU to everyone who remembered us with cards, phone calls, meals brought in, plants, visits and prayers. It is humbling to know how many people care and are willing to help during a difficult time. Please continue to remember us in prayer as I continue my recovery by going to physical therapy. They do not give us a timeline for how long the effects of West Nile will last, but I am improving all the time and we know healing will be in God’s time.  –Faye & Larry Kroese

THANK YOU for all the generous gifts, both from the shower basket and wedding, that we received to help start our life together. We gratefully appreciate all the wonderful support that we have received from our church family.   –Zach & Ashlee Van’t Hul

THANK YOU: We want to thank you for your faithful support again these past months through your financial gifts, encouragement, and prayers. We ask for your prayers for this up-coming trip to Papua New Guinea.

                                                            --Blessings, Lauren & Connie Runia –Wycliffe Bible Translators

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP will meet on Oct. 18 at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy an appetizer buffet for supper. Please bring your favorite appetizer to share. We will enjoy a concertina program from Gary Siebring & Joan Johnson of George. Call Deanna (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with questions.

 

CBI’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ & Christmas into a very dark place. Guidelines: 1) English/Spanish cards (no foil/stickers/glitter/glue/pop-up parts or paint & NO homemade layered cards; 2) you may add a special greeting, encouragement, or Bible verse (CBI will personalize it with a student’s name); 3) Sign only your FIRST name or “a brother/sister in Christ” (no unsigned cards accepted) 4) place cards in a blank envelope and DO NOT SEAL! A box is on the narthex table for your cards. Cards are due by Nov. 15.

 

CROSSROADS & NW IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend at the First Reformed 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 Friday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 18. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please 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.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • We express our Christian sympathy to Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul and family in the passing of Orv’s sister, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Van Beek of Rock Valley. Funeral services were held on Saturday.
  • Prayers are requested for Gary Roetman. He will be going in for a CT scan on Monday, Oct. 8, and will have chemo on Tuesday the 9th. Pray that there will be no visible signs of cancer.
  • Lou Krommendyk was able to return to her home on Monday, Oct. 1. Pray for continued healing.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with radiation on his right thigh. Pray for good results.
  • Matt De Wild continues to work hard in therapy. The discharge date is Nov. 7 with possibly doing outpatient for a while after that. They wish to THANK YOU again for all the prayers, cards and support they have been given during this very difficult time.
  • Continue to keep Faye Kroese in your prayers as she recovers from West Nile.
  • Heath Stoker continues to improve but is still fatigued from the chemo and transplant. Please continue to keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers as they adjust to a new normal and try to remain extremely healthy.
  • Remember Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers as he recovers from recent hernia surgery.
  • Continue to keep Lisa Wiersma in your prayers. She is on a blood thinner for three months for the blood clot that was found in her heart. She hoped to have her last chemo treatment this week. Pray for healing.
  • Pray for Al Rens at Pleasant Acres as he recovers from recent back surgery.
  • Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, 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: Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Wilma Heynen has completed her first round series of radiation treatments and is now preparing for a new series. We pray that the treatments are effective and that God will grant healing and encouragement.
  • 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

 

   All are invited to the Friends of Western Banquet on Thurs., Oct. 11, at 5:30p. The cost per meal is $10.  Please RSVP at 439-1013 or wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com before Oct. 8 to make your reservation.

   Western’s Fall Festival of music will be Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30p. In recognition of Western’s 100 year anniversary, our theme for the concert will be “Faithfulness”. Please join us for a combined concert of the bands, orchestra, and choirs.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

 

MEMORY LOSS Support Group will meet on Wed., Oct. 10, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

6TH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OF HOPE is Wed., Oct. 10 with a Vendor Fair at 5:00p, a catered meal at 6:30p and Kat Perkins will be performing at 7:00p. THIS IS A DONATION ONLY EVENT! Your donation is your gift to the American Cancer Society! To be a table hostess or reserve your seat, please contact Faye at the Hull Chamber Office at 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org.

DORDT: Guest artist Jennifer Youngs, soprano, will present a vocal recital at Dordt at 7:30p on Friday, Oct. 12 in the Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.

JFA will have an informational meeting about upcoming Service & Learning Trips on Tues., Oct. 16, at 7p at the JFA Ministry Center. If you can’t make the meeting but would like more information, call Luke at 476-2804.

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER 10th annual “An Evening of Promise” celebration & Fundraiser is Thurs., Oct. 18, at 6:00p at Terrace View Event Center. Entertainment is comedy mentalist Arthur Fratelli, a dinner catered by The Triple Box, presentation of the Addink Community Service Award to Judy Hauswald and a silent auction. Tickets will be on sale through October 10 and can be purchased online at promiseevent2018eventbrite.com or download a ticket form from www.promisechc.org.

DORDT: Defender Days celebration is Oct. 19&20 with a wide range of events including the Small Music Festival with Jazz Band, Kantorei, and Bella Voce at 3p on Friday, the Fall Music Festival with Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorale, and Concert Choir at 7p on Friday and the Organ Showcase at 11a on Saturday. Go to www.dordt.edu for more Defender Days weekend highlights.

1ST FALL INSPIRATION HILLS AUCTION is Fri., Oct. 26! The proceeds will go toward the kitchen remodel. The doors open at 6:00p and the auction begins at 7:00p.

REGISTRATION is open for the weekend with the Shepards in Orange City November 2-3! Register online at www.shepards.eventbrite.com or purchase discounted tickets at area Radio Shacks.

THE 4th Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet will be held Mon., Oct. 29, from 5:30-8:00p at the Carmel Ref. Church in rural Rock Valley. Fellowship time & silent auction: 5:30-6:30 and dinner, testimonials and a ministry update 6:30-8:00p. Please RSVP Rhonda at 605-695-0059.