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October 9, 2016

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

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “O God, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen.” Based on Eph., 3:18-19

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship

                               Pastor:   Let us worship the eternal God, the source of love and life, who creates us.

                               People: Let us worship Jesus Christ, the risen one, who lives among us.

*Opening Hymn: #562:1,4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

*Opening Prayer          

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

The Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)

Hymn: #504:1-4 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Hymn of Preparation:  #288:1,2,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”      

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read:  2 Samuel 1

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Heart that Reflects the Heart of God”

Hymn of Application: #547:1-3 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God”

GOD PREPARES US FOR SERVICE

Offering: Parking Lot

Offertory: DVD on Royal Family Kids of NW Iowa

Ryan De Kruyf speaking on behalf of RFKC

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #943:1,4 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again” (LUYH )   

*Postlude                          

    (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Arch & Val Brummel, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Phil & Sherry Brummel, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, Ashley Fedders, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Brody Pollema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Colin Westra, Bryson Sandbulte, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Dan Poppema Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Sean Baccam, Duane Vande Griend, Grant Vanden Bosch, Evan Wielenga

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Parking Lot

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Justin & Sheila V.S.; NEXT SUNDAY: Lonny & Emily V.S.

POWER POINT TODAY: AM: Arlene; PM: Set: Jason; Run: Tonya    NEXT SUNDAY: Sally

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                           NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: LeRoy Feenstra to Kevin Schutte; Randy Feenstra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Cliff Gort to Lauren Runia; Howard Grevengoed 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    Christian Ed Committee

   5:00 PM    Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM    Salt & Light Bible Study (Women)

   7:15 PM    College/Career Bible Study (Youth Building)

MONDAY

   6:30 PM    Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM    Deacon’s Meeting

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM    Council Meeting

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 4 Discover Ephesians

   2:00 PM    Bereans. Lesson 3. Hostess: Jo Westra

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

                    Parents: we will be done at 8:30p so you can pick your boys up at that time.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

October 9, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ…to whom be the glory forever and ever. Welcome to 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. 

THIS MORNING Ryan De Kruyf, Assistant Director of Royal Family KIDS will tell us about this ministry that confronts abuse and changes lives. The Sunday School offerings this year are being received for this ministry.

REMINDER: There is NO choir rehearsal today. It will resume again next week.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet this afternoon at 5:00p in the Youth Building.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Romans 3:9-31 & I Peter 1:18,19 titled “God’s Justice and Mercy”.

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 is tonight, Oct. 9. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw or Jason Kats.

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Cake, coffee, and juice will be served after the evening service next Sunday in appreciation of Pastor Loren and Norma Kotman and Pastor Carl and Ellen Klompien. Please take this opportunity to thank them for their service to our church.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool. Call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend if you have any questions.

AN OPEN HOUSE will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2:00-4:00p in the Homestead Commons to celebrate the 85th birthday of Lou Krommendyk.

BIRTHDAY: Gerald Kroese will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, October 27. His family is requesting a card shower in his honor. Birthday greetings can be sent to him at: 1007 7th St. NE #200, Orange City, IA 51041

CHRISTMAS CARDS for CBI students: Our church will again be participating in this project. 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 Nov. 7th.

KID’S CLUB is in need of more volunteers. We have a few specific areas that would be helpful to have more volunteers to fill: 3:15-4:00 helping serve snacks; 3:45-4:00 someone to help sign the students in; 4:00-5:30 hanging out with the students. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is, please contact Inisha Hoehamer at (712) 314-6859 or email me at hullkidsclub@gmail.com.

A NIGHT OF HOPE will be held Wed., Oct. 12, at Western. Vendor Fair starts at 5:30, a catered meal at 6:30 and our entertainment for the evening “The Beulah Comedy Hour” with Becky Bakker at 7:00p.

ATTENTION ALL GIRLS & WOMAN AGES 8 TO 88+: Come join the REFIT Revolution along with GEMS Girls’ Clubs for an evening of fitness and fun. REFIT’s vision is to create a fitness experience that changes people from the inside out. Monday, Oct. 17, REFIT will be at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley from 6:30-8:00p. Advanced tickets are $5 or $8 at the door. Contact Valerie Van Beek for tickets (712-449-8150)

THE HULL 1ST REFORMED CHURCH invites you to their annual Soup and Pie Supper on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Hull Community Building, serving from 5-7:30p. Freewill offering for support of missionaries.

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for their homeownership program for a completed home in Alton. Application forms are available at Alton City Hall, our Rock Valley office or online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/. Completed applications are to be returned by Nov. 1 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

THANK YOU for all of the cards and kind words spoken for our 80th birthdays and also our anniversary. Above all, we thank our Heavenly Father for 80 years. May God bless each one of you.–Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Pastor Kotman, Pastor Klompien, Elder Jansen, Deacon Pollema and our congregation for their prayers, visits, calls, food and cards during John’s illness. We give praise and thanks to God that John seems to be improving. Your concern was very much appreciated. –John & Betty Bolkema

SHARE GOUP: Next month Rev. Aaron Deutsch from St. Paul Lutheran will be taking over leading the SHARE group with Deanna Tiedeman. My husband and I are moving to Arizona to be closer to family. We will move on Nov. 1. Thanks so much for helping to serve the widow and widowers in our communities. God has truly blessed us. May the grace and love of our Lord and Savior be with you all.  -Pastor Katie

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Hull Chamber welcomes the Martins in Concert on Sat., 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.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Don Westra is in the swing bed program at the Rock Valley hospital. Give thanks that he is improving.

On Monday, Bette Marra began chemo and radiation for two weeks because of back pain.

Give thanks that Anthony Smit returned to Aspen Heights on Friday, September 30, and that he is making progress.

Julianne Kats continues her recovery at Pleasant Acres. Pray for God’s continued healing.

Continue to remember John Scholten as he recovers from hip replacement surgery.

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

Hip replacement surgery at Mayo went well for Cliff Koele. Give thanks for good progress.

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

Congratulations to Drew & Tricia Heynen and family in the birth of Sawyer Alan Heynen. He was born on Wed., Sept. 28. Mother and child are doing very well and expect to be home today. Thanks be to God for this gift of life!

We pray for those who continue to heal after recent surgeries and medical procedures.

Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Marideth Van Otterloo, continues to be hospitalized as he deals with complications related to 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 and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western would like to invite all alumni, parents, and friends to a Dedication Program and
Community Open House at Western for the $7.5 million dollar renovation project on Thurs., Oct. 13, at 2:30p. Tours of the new facilities and refreshments will be available from 3:30-7:00p. At 7:30p all are invited to stay for the Fall Music Festival featuring the choral, band, and orchestra ensembles at Western. We are able to accommodate guests who do not handle stairs well.

      Western Christian is accepting applications for a part-time assistant cook in the hot lunch program. If interested, please contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com for an application.

      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

MEMORY LOSS Support Group will be meeting Wed., Oct. 12, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind.

GOOD NEWS CHURCH in Sioux Falls invites you to hear Doug Field, a communicator, author and consultant on Friday night, Oct. 14. He will spend the evening talking about marriage and how our family life must start with a strong marriage as its foundation. The evening begins at 6:30. Childcare provided from 6:30-10p. Saturday morning he will speak from 9:00-11:30. Cost is $30 and includes childcare. Register online at http://hisgoodnews.com/intentional-parenting.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a miscarriage and infant loss support group on Oct. 20 from 7-8p (Conference Room 1). The night will be dedicated to remembering and honoring the lives of precious babies who were gone too soon. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Hannah Buteyn at 722-8234. Childcare provided.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is looking for volunteers interested in serving in the Gift Shop. Call 722-8296.

DORDT is hosting Defender Days on Oct. 14&15. A Small Music Festival including Jazz Band, Kantorei and Bella Voce performs on Friday at 3:00p. The Fall Music Festival features Campus Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorale and Concert Choir on Friday at 7:00p. Other highlights: Business Connections Breakfast on Friday at 6:45a in the Campus Center; Late Night with the Defenders on Friday at 10p; Organ Showcase Sat. at 2p in the Auditorium; Defender Nation Dinner Sat. at 5:30p in the Campus Center. A full schedule is available online at www.dordt.edu/events/defender_days.