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October 8, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –October 8, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV

CHRIST CALLS US FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #772:1-4 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” (LUYH)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

CHRIST RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for our Lives

Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #473:1-3 “To God Be the Glory”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Boiler Fund

Instrumental Offertory by Shirley Van Engen

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #379:1-3 “What Wondrous Love”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 10:1-18

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

Prayer of Application

CHRIST SENDS US OUT

*Song of Response: SW#61:1-4 “Nothing but the Blood”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #632 “To God Be the Glory”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Elder Gerald Jansen

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Wilmar & Betty Pollema, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Kate Bonestroo, Lindsey Pfingsten, Addison Rozeboom, Jesse Ney, Jessica De Jager; PM Dave Van’t Hul Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Talan De Yager, Savannah Feenstra, Jerad Kats; PM Rick Van Hill Family

 

USHERS FOR OCT.: Scott Kroese, Dean Bonestroo, Jacob Westra, Jake Ney

 

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

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Boiler Fund

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed. Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Henry & Cheryl Kats NEXT WEEK: Tim & Ruth Kats

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Phil Brummel to Justin Van Zee; Dennis Brunsting to Kevin Schutte; Berdena Bylsma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mitchell Byl to Lauren Runia; Arlin Brummel 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

10:45 AM Christian Ed. Meeting

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study (Women) (meet in the council room)

7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study in the Youth Building

MONDAY

6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting

7:30 PM Friendship Bible at Northside Court

8:00 PM Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 3 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit

2:00 PM Bereans: Lesson 3. Hostess: Eleanor Feenstra

6:45 PM Cadets meet at clubhouse in full uniform. Do Lesson A-1 in your Sept. Quest.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 8, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “I am the LORD…who brought you out of…slavery,” says God. “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy” (Exodus 20:2,8). Welcome to God’s gift of rest and freedom! 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 EVENING Rev. Kotman’s message is taken from Acts 7:54-8:8 titled “Encouraging Truths in Times of Persecution”

 

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 tonight, October 8. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw.

 

PASTOR LOREN will be gone from Tuesday, October 10-Tuesday, October 24 (a week of vacation and a week of continuing ed). In case of a special need, please call your Care Group Elder.

 

NEXT WEEK SUNDAY Rev. Jack Gray will lead our worship services.

 

OUR CHURCH is scheduled to visit Pleasant Acres on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2:00p. We are looking for someone who can play the piano, someone who would like to share their talents in the way of special music and also someone who would like to share a spiritual message to our elderly saints. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities and being the hands and feet of Jesus. Call Tim Kats at 578-9728 if you can help in any way.

 

TEMPORARY ADDRESS: Eldon & LuAnn De Wild, 300 SW 19th Street, Renton, WA 98057. I am sure they would enjoy hearing from members of the congregation!

 

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, October 10. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

 

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.

 

BIRTHDAY: Help us celebrate Verne Huisman’s 90th birthday with a card shower and open house on October 15, from 1:00-4:00p at Aspen Heights in Hull. If possible, please send mailed cards for arrival before the 15th. Send them to Verne at 3660 Indian Avenue, Orange City, IA 51041. Come celebrate his life with us!

 

LADIES NIGHT OF HOPE EVENT is Wed., Oct. 11, at Western. Vendor Fair starts at 5:00p, catered meal by Dan’s at 6:30p and the featured entertainment will be “Duelly Noted” a female dueling piano act that is sure to please. Contact the Chamber Office to make reservations at 439-1513.

 

1ST REFORMED CHURCH invites you to their annual Soup and Pie Supper on Thurs. Oct. 19, at the Hull Community Building, serving from 5:00-7:30p. Freewill offering for support of missionaries.

 

ALL CONGREGATIONS of classis Iakota and classis Heartland are warmly invited to a combined worship service in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The joint Iakota-Heartland service will be on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00p in the Western Christian High School Gym. The service will include music by area high school choirs and a brass quintet, 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.

 

HCS TOUR OF HOMES, in conjunction with Hull’s Winterfest, on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:00-8:00p and Sat., Dec. 2, from 9:00a-2:00p. Tickets will be available at 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!

 

THANK YOU to everyone for your concern, thoughts, prayers, visits and cards for my ongoing health issues. A special thanks to Pastors Kotman and Klompien and Elder Dan De Wit and Kathy for their visits. Also, thank you for your concerns for my son, Tyler. It was very much appreciated! Above all, thanks to the one from whom all blessings flow. --Duane Vande Griend

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS: Crossroad Bible Institute’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ and Christmas into a very dark place. The guidelines include: 1) English or Spanish Christmas cards – no foil, stickers, glitter, glue pop-up parts or paint and 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. There is a box on the narthex table to put your cards. There also are some extra cards that you may use. Cards are due by November 1st.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD brings hope and joy to kids worldwide through a simple gift-filled shoebox. Boxes are available under the mail boxes. This year 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, which is on the brochure, indicating whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age and tape it to the box. Please have your filled boxes returned to the church kitchen by Wed., Nov. 15th.

 

WE WANT TO THANK 1st CRC for your continued prayers, finances and encouragement. We will be leaving for Papua New Guinea at the end of Oct. to continue training national media teams in PNG. This time we will be teaching them to dub Scripture videos and create Bible apps for cell phones of the many languages they’re working with. Then we will work with another national media team, helping them complete a video on sorcery that will be available to dub into other languages. Pray that this video will be a powerful tool to bring to light the evil of sorcery and the need for Christ. We’re blessed to be serving in this ministry with you.

–Lauren & Connie Runia – Wycliffe Bible Translators

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Al & Jacoba Rens, Rick & Eleanor Kiers and Cody & Shelby Kiers & family in the passing of Jacoba’s brother, Delthus Koel of Madison, SD. May God comfort this family in their loss.

Ÿ Give thanks for continued healing for Mary Krommendyk.

Ÿ Radiation treatment for LeRoy Jongetjes will hopefully begin soon. LeRoy is waiting to hear. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Surgery is scheduled tomorrow for Tyler Vande Griend to remove a tumor that is pressing on his spine. Pray that surgery would go well and that he would have a good recovery.

Ÿ Tests at the VA Hospital in Seattle are completed for Eldon De Wild. The meeting with doctors to discuss the possibility of a lung transplant is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 11. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and that God would open up the door for a lung transplant for Eldon.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, 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 We pray for Jessica Van Holland, niece of Jerry and Pam Van Roekel and Kathy Hulstein as she recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. We pray for her recovery and for her ongoing treatment.

Ÿ We pray for Hope members who are recovering from surgeries and procedures as well as those 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

HCS: Save the date for a Community Impact Night at the Pizza Ranch on Monday, Oct. 9, from 5:00-7:00p. The money raised will go towards the Student Activity Fund. This fund covers field trips, athletics, music, fine arts and interscholastic events, as well as other extracurricular activities.

Western invites all friends of Western to the Friends of Western Banquet on Thurs., Oct. 12, at 5:30p. The cost for the meal is $10 and is sponsored by the Western Foundation. Western faculty members will inspire you with their presentations before the evening concludes with the Fall Music Festival at 7:30p. Please RSVP by emailing wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com or call the school at 439-1013 before October 9.

Western will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Terry Mortenson from “Answers in Genesis” on Mon., Oct. 23, at 9:00a in the Western Event center. Dr. Mortenson will present his view on the flood during the time of Noah. This presentation is open to the public.

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

HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will hold their Annual Fall Meeting with a catered luncheon in the Hope Haven Gym at 11:30a on Tues., Oct. 17. The program will feature Matt Buley, Hope Haven’s CEO.

 

KATELYN’S FUND Orphan Ministry Auction is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3, at New Life Reformed Church. Monetary and merchandise donations appreciated! To make a donation there is an online donation form at KatelynsFund.org/auction-donation-form. No gift is too big or too small! Questions, contact Wade & Alissa Kroeze at 712-722-3140.