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September 10, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 10, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” I Cor. 11:26

WE HUMBLE OURSELVES TO WORSHIP THE LORD

2 Communion Hymns: “Thee We Adore” & “Clothe Yourself My Soul with Gladness” (#305)

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”

WE SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM THE LORD

Law of God

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance: Psalm 130

Hymn of Assurance: #256:1-3 “Out of the Depths I Cry”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Village Northwest

Offertory: “I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord” (#311)

WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

*Song of Preparation: #278:1-3 “Holy Spirit, Mighty God”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 10

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Fragrance of Folly”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: SW#55:1-4 “I Need Thee Every Hour”

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion

Hymn: #422:1-5 “O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts” (Blue Psalter) during distribution of the bread

Hymn of Response: #297:1,3,5 “O Come, My Soul, Sing Praise To God”

(Offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)

WE DEPART TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#48:1,2 “Freely, Freely”

*Postlude: “This Is the Feast of Victory for Our God”

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Seth & Jaime Oostenink, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Chandler Pollema, Marcus Te Krony, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Ben Wiersma Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Blaike Bonestroo, Jacob Emerick, Amanda Wiersma; PM Evan Wielenga Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld, Scott Kroese, Dean Bonestroo

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

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed. Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Alysia Haveman

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: George & Nancy Heynen

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Set: Jason; Run: Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Mrs. Don Westra to Justin Van Zee; Rob Westra to Kevin Schutte; Mrs. Sid Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Evan Wielenga to Lauren Runia; Larry Wielenga to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study - Men

MONDAY

6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting

8:00 PM Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

2:00 PM Bereans Lesson 1. Hostess: Betty Bolkema

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 10, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 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 we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lords table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will NOT be meeting this evening.

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Luke Wynja from First CRC in Sheldon as he leads our service as part of a post-classical exchange. Pastor Loren is at Sheldon First.

LADIES who would like to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, September 12, can meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: We are in need of 1 (or 2 teachers if you want to rotate weeks) for the sixth grade class (7 students). If you are willing to help out, call Don Krommendyk at 439-1559. Sunday school begins on September 17th.

SUNDAY SCHOOL MATERIALS are in the Sunday School rooms in the basement and in the Youth Building. If you need any additional materials, please call my office (439-1629).

CFE is offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at the American State Bank meeting room in Hull. Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:45p beginning September 14 through November 9. You can sign up by calling the Center for Financial Education at 722-3527 or online at http://www.fpu.com/1049190.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Coffee Break Kick-Off is Wednesday, September 20, from 10:00-11:00a at Hope CRC. The small groups will be studying Discover: The Fruit of the Spirit.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy grilled hamburgers and picnic sides for supper. Following our meal, we will play take-away bingo. You are invited to bring along a small gift to exchange for prizes. Please call Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.

HULL 1ST CRC has been invited to worship with the men at the Cornerstone Prison Church on Friday, Oct. 6. Cornerstone is a CRC church located inside the walls of the SD State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The DOC requires all visitors to complete both an access form and waiver form. If interested and to get your name on the list, please contact Val Brummel at val.brummel@gmail.com or 712-439-2260. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, September 17.

HELLO FRIENDS & PRAYER PARTNERS: This is just a quick update to let you know that Sos is currently in a neighboring country facilitating another Educational Care teacher training seminar. He will be away for 2 weeks. It includes a group of students who began this course of training with him about two years ago. Please pray with us for strength, health and safety for Sos as well as for God’s Spirit to work among the trainees so that they will take what they learn back to their schools and classrooms. Thank you for praying!

-Kara & Sosthene Maletoungou

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Pray for safe travel for Eldon & LuAnn as they make their way to Seattle. They have not heard any results on the Cardiac MRI that Eldon had on August 29. Remember you can get updates from them on Caring Bridge (eldondewild).

Ÿ Congratulations to Seth & Jaime Oostenink on the birth of a son on Wednesday, September 6th.

Ÿ Doctors removed a very small growth from Leroy Jongetjes’s throat on August 29. A biopsy revealed a small amount of cancer which is treatable with radiation. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Ed Scholten’s wife, Eunice, is now a resident at the rest home in Hawarden. Please remember Ed and Eunice in your prayers.

Ÿ Continue to remember Sharon Soodsma as she recovers from her recent back surgery. Pray that she would experience relief from the pain.

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, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

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 Rally Day Sale & Supper will be taking place on Sat., Sept. 23! The meal will be served from 5-6:30p and including pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, a variety of salads, chips and desserts. The auction begins at 6:30p. We have great items to be auctioned off coming in daily. Be sure to like the facebook page Hull Christian School Rally Day Sale to view items that will be up for bid.

Western would like to invite all friends of Western to the Friends of Western Banquet at Western on Thursday, 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 to make your reservation.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

BIBLE LEAGUE: You won’t want to miss a concert by the Valley Male chorus at the 1st Ref. Church in Sioux Center on Sept. 12. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door for just $10 and doors open at 6:30p.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! The NAMI Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness is being offered at Central Reformed Church from 7-9:30p on Thursday evenings until November 16. The course is FREE and is taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-3727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or nsmath@mtcnet.net), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Call immediately to register.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wed., Sept. 13, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This support group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind.

HOPE HAVEN: Talsma’s Trail Park is hosting an ATV and Horse Ride Benefit on Sat., Sept. 16, to raise money for Hope Haven in Rock Valley. The park is located near Avon, SD and has 75 miles of primitive trails by the MO River. The event begins at 9:00a and costs $35 to participate for a horse or ATV and $45 for a Side by Side. Contact Tina at the Trail Park to register and to learn more at jtalsma@gwtc.net or 605-369-2401.

SOUL’D OUT QUARTET will be at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George on Sat., Sept. 16 at 7:00p. Doors open at 6:00. A love offering will be received. Join us for an evening of fellowship, praise and worship.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is sponsoring a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients and caregivers on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Pointe gathering room. Come and learn new information and strategies for challenging problems, finding support from others and feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges. For questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

DORDT COLLEGE:

The Music Dept. Honor Recital will be held Friday, Sept 22, at 3:00p. The event features freshmen & upperclassmen recipients of named scholarships. Recital is free and open to the public.

Dordt’s annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra & Combined Band will Perform To Infinity and Beyond on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7p. The ensembles will dress in costume, & the event

will be co-hosted by students Ben Kuiper and Josh Bootsma. The concert is free and open to the public.Dordt music faculty will present a free Faculty Recital on Sat., Sept. 23, at 7:30p. Recital is free and open to the public.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is sponsoring an up-close, hands-on tour of unique places in Sioux Center, “Oh, the Places You’ll See!” on Sat., Sept. 23, from 9:00-12:30p at Dean Holdings Classic Cars, First Reformed Church Parsonage, Smithfield Brands Foods, and the Dordt College Organ, Tickets are $15 and are available at each site the day of the event. For more information, please visit www.niso.dordt.edu.

VILLAGE NW UNLIMITED, an organization striving to provide purpose, privacy, and dignity to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum and traumatic brain injuries, is pleased to announce that Ryan Haack has joined the organization as Director of Development. If you have a group of any kind that would be interested in having Ryan visit and discuss recent happenings at the Village, if you would like to take a tour, or maybe just have a question, contact him directly at rhaack@villagenorthwest.org, or at 712-324-5405.