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September 4, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 04, 2022

       Pastor Loren Kotman.… Minister

Preparation for Worship: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Ps. 91:1-2

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #239:1-3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: SW#21:1-3 “There Is a Redeemer”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Building Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #607:1-4 “Father, Help Your People” (use tune #541)    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 4:17-28 (text vs. 28)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Stealing or Working”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #602:1-5 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”                                 

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #635 “Glory Be to the Father”

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Brent & Amy De Jager, Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Fran De Kruyf, Deacon Jon & Bethany Scholten

NURSERY TODAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Annie Leusink, Haley Struik, Makenna Fedders; PM Sean Baccam Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Emily Stiles, Emily Van Schepen, Calen Bolkema, Jessica Wielenga, Traylie Vander Schaaf; PM Travis Veldman Family

USHERS FOR SEPT. Dean Bonestroo, Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Greg Vanden Bosch

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT: Sept. 4: Lane Driesen, Alex Westra; Sept. 11: Blaike Bonestroo, Eric Rens; Sept. 18: Lynn Anderson, Mitchell Fedders; Sept. 25: Zach Mouw, Dan Bonestroo

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Sept. 4: Zach Mouw; Sept. 11: Ross Te Slaa; Sept. 18:  Zach Vant Hul; Sept. 26:  Dave Vant Hul

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Brody & Jessica             NEXT SUNDAY: Doug & Sandy  

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                         NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Greg Vanden Bosch to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lawrence Vander Esch to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Jon Van Berkum to Lauren & Connie Runia; Curt Van Grouw to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Lee Van Grouw to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   6:00 PM       Church picnic at Westside Park. Bring one hot or cold dish to share. Meat, buns, drink

                          and paper products provided. Bouncy Houses for the kids!

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 4, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL On this Labor Day weekend, we pray that all our daily labors may be an extension of this time of worship, done to the glory of God. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 Pastor Loren’s message is from Romans 8 titled “Five Important Questions for the Christian”.

NOTICE: The celebration of the Lord’s supper normally scheduled for the second Sunday in September but has been postponed to Sunday, September 28, as Pastor Loren is scheduled to lead the worship services at First CRC in Orange City next Sunday.

NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Tim Ouwinga will lead our worship service and Pastor Barry Miedema will lead our evening worship service.

CHURCH PICNIC is set for Wednesday, September 7th at Westside Park at 6:00p. The meal will be potluck, with meat, buns, paper products, and drinks provided. Bring one hot or cold item to share. There will again be Bouncy Houses for the kids.

HULL GEMS is gearing up for another season. We are in need of additional helpers and counselors for all ages. We especially need counselors for 7th and 8th grades. If interested in learning more or signing up to help, please contact Karinda de Boom 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com.

MISSION GUILD starts in September. Consider joining our Bible Study. This year we will be studying David, “Developing a Heart for God”. We would love to have new members. We meet approximately 12 times throughout the year. Contact Lavonne den Hoed or Arlene Vant Hul if interested. Check us out!

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy chili soup and cinnamon rolls. After our meal, we will watch The Brown’s Musical Video for our fellowship time. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna (439-2229) with any questions.

THANK YOU for your expressions of sympathy, cards, and prayers in the passing of our mom and grandma, Jean Post. Special thanks to our Care Groups for the beautiful lantern and plant!      Lee & Donna and Curtis & Emily Van Grouw

THANK YOU to everyone who has given cards, meals and baked good over, during, and after Taylyn’s surgery. We are very grateful for each and everyone of you! -Kyle & Janae Vander Schaaf and family

THANKS for demonstrating care and concern for the Ukrainian people through your generous donations at the Centre Mall parking lot trailer. Financial contributions and all items have been taken to Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk, NE. OGT staff estimates that within about a month these donations, along with others, will reach countries where their ministry partners will distribute them to Ukrainians who continue in the tremendous struggle to have their basic needs met. We can keep praying for the Ukrainian people that these items will ease some of their sufferings, that they will experience Christ’s love and find hope in Him, and that God will receive all the Glory. -Caring for Ukrainians Team

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Heath Stoker received very favorable results from his 4-year post Bone Marrow Transplant biopsy and testing completed on Tuesday, Sept. 1. As of now, he will continue on the same maintenance chemo for Multiple Myeloma cancer. Give thanks to God for the wonderful results!

Give thanks that Taylyn Vander Schaaf is doing well. Pray for pain relief and that she stays healthy.     

Maddox Kooima has a heart procedure on Wednesday, September 7. Pray that the procedure goes well. Continue to pray for Carver and Maddox as they grow and develop.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Pray for Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed as they adjust to their new home. Pray for strength for them.

Give thanks that recent tests have revealed that Rick Van Hill’s cancer treatments are being effective. Continue to pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing.

Brett & Kaleigh Van Middendorp are grateful for your continued prayers, gifts, food, and support for Cambria and them. Cambria is recovering well and feeling better every day. Pray that her follow-up appointment with her nephrologist on Sept. 6 goes well, that they create a long-term plan and that she can return to daycare soon.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Le Talsma has been dealing with back spasms. He had appointments with doctors in Sioux Falls to seek new avenues of treatment. We pray for his care and relief from the ongoing back pain that he has been experiencing.

Ole Lund had surgery last Thursday to remove a toe.  Prayers for a good recovery.

Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. They are meeting with the doctors regarding plans for treatment for quality of life. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and prayers for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Loren Van Otterloo met with the team at Mayo. The decision has been made to continue with chemo therapy. Continue to pray for his comfort and care as they plan the next steps.

Please be in prayer for Jackie Covey and her family. We ask for prayers for patience and for physical strength.  The current plan is for scans on August 30th. We pray for Jackie, for Mike and for the rest of the family for their encouragement and their strength.

We pray for those who are recovering from surgeries. We give thanks for those who have received good news and healing. We mourn with and plead for those who are dealing with difficult news.

We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.

We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.

Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS Biannual Society Meeting will be taking place on Wed., Sept. 14, at 7:00p in the music room. A copy of the agenda/budget for the Society Meeting was placed in your church mailboxes or available in the school office. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT UNIVERSITY presents Dr. Elizabeth Lew Hall, professor of Psychology at Biola University to the campus on Monday, Sept.  5, at 11:00a. The title of her talk is “Speaking the Truth in Love: The Art and Science of Difficult Conversations.” This talk is part of our First Mondays Speaker Series hosted by the Andreas Center.

THE “NAME” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, Sept 6. Speaker Beth Judd: My Journey with Mental Illness. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

DORDT UNIVERSITY Band & Orchestra will be presenting their annual pops concert on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:00p in the Auditorium. The theme is Disney and Pixar! On Saturday, Sept. 17, guest organist Arjan Breukhoven will present a concert at 7:00p in the Auditorium. It will include congregational hymn-singing, solo organ playing, improvisation, and a collaboration with the Dordt Concert Choir.

COMING SOON – On Sept. 19-20, Bible League Volunteers host two special events for men and women on The Power of the Word. Monday evening you will join friends of Bible League for a special dinner. On Tuesday, Keynote speakers Mike & Lynn Wilder share the story of how they found their way out of Mormonism into the loving arms of Jesus’ grace.  Dinner registration is $20 and the Tuesday conference with lunch is $40. Sign up online at bibleleague.org/tickets today. Registration closes September 12.

THE “NAMI” IOWA Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center this fall if there is enough interest. The 8-week course is FREE and taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or nsmath@mtcnet.net) and Lynn Wielenga (441-4054). Call for more information.

COME EXPERIENCE MYSTERY THE MUSICAL at the newly-redesigned Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls Sept. 9-18. Mystery is a Faith Based musical that will make you laugh and cry, but will also grapple with big questions about God. Learn more and buy tickets at www.mysterymusical.com or call the box office at 605-367-6000.

DORDT and Sioux Center are partnering together to build the ASB Sports Complex. This indoor turf facility is 118,000 square feet of space. While it’ll be used for athletics and city programming, it is also available to the broader community and we wanted to make you aware of this opportunity. If you are looking for a venue to host a special event for your church or youth group, please keep us in mind. We are tentatively schedule to open on Jan. 2, 2023. You can view our website for more details (https://godordt.com/facilities) or contact Carrie Krohn, ASB Sports Complex Director (carrie,krohn@dordt.edu).  The ASB Sports Complex strives to be a community-focused facility that promotes mental, physical and spiritual well-being. We look forward to seeing you!

COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS and the 4 hospitals in Sioux County are offering a 12-month weight loss & diabetes prevention program on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30p at Sioux Center Health. Cost is $200. In-person registration will be Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 in the S.C. Health Conference Room or online at www.preventdiabetesnwiowa.org or call Community Health Partners at 712-737-2971.