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September 11, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 11, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship: based on Psalm 124:8 (WSB pg. 55; #33)

                               Pastor:   Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

                               People: What did God do to help us?

                               Pastor:   God chose the people of Israel to make a new beginning.

                               People: They received God’s covenant and prepared the way for Jesus to come as our Savior.

                               Pastor:   Let us worship the God of the covenant, the God of heaven and earth.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exultation”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

The Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

Intercessory Prayer

Offering:  Center for Financial Education (CFE)

Offertory

WE ARE CHANGED BY GOD’S WORD

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

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Samuel 16:7-23

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Prepared for God’s Purpose”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #423:1-4 “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion

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

Hymn of Response: #353:1,2 “Victory in Jesus” (Celebration Hymnal)

   (Offering for Benevolence taken)

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song:  #353:3 “Victory in Jesus” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Postlude                        

*indicates congregation stand - organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Devin & Kate Bonestroo, Deacon Kyle Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Megan Kooima, Alysia Haveman, Maeva Haveman, Blake Bonestroo, Jessica De Jager; PM Rick Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Nicole Van Berkum, Bobbie Kroese, Braeden Kats, Rachel Kats, Dawson Feenstra; PM Harlan & Kathy Mouw

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Gary Kats, Dave Snieder, Sean Baccam, Duane Vande Griend

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Lawrence & Marge Vander Esch

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Nic & Shirley Van Engen

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                             NEXT SUNDAY: Sally                             

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                             NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Rog De Kruyf to Kevin Schutte; Walt den Hoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce De Vries to Lauren Runia; Eldon De Wild 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    Christian Ed. Committee (meet in nursery)

   5:00 PM    Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

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

MONDAY

   6:30 PM    Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM    Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM    Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

  10:00 AM   Coffee Break Kick-Off at Hope CRC

    2:00 PM   Bereans. Hostess: Eleanor Feenstra

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 11, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL On this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, our Lord reminds us he is the Prince of Peace. Let us strive for peace in our homes, our community and this church. 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 Lord’s 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.

THIS EVENING we welcome Pastor Kevin Muyskens from Immanuel CRC in Sheldon as part of a post classis pulpit exchange. His message is from I Peter 5:1-11 titled “Shepherds and Sheep”.  Pastor Loren is at Hawarden CRC this evening.

OFFICE HOURS: For the school year my office hours will be as follows: Monday & Thursday: 8:30a-3:25p; Tuesday: 12:30-3:25p, Wednesday: 8:30a-2:25p., and Friday afternoon as needed. You may leave a message on the church phone if I am not in (439-1626) or call my cell phone 712-578-1835. -Karen

VETERANS: If there are any church members that are Veterans, but do NOT belong to the Legion, please call LuAnn DeWild (439-1385). She is working on putting an information sheet together for News ‘n Notes regarding the Veterans of our congregation.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 13. 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.

BEREAN SOCIETY will meet this Wednesday at 2:00p. We are a society of couples and singles. Our study this year will be on the book of Isaiah with Lee Feenstra as our leader. You are welcome to join us for an hour of Bible study and refreshments.

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY: If you are interested in attending this Bible study, please call Leona Vander Vegte (439-1402) or Shirley Rens (439-2797). Tentative start date is Sept. 20th.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Sunday, September 18th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend our Bible study which meets every other Sunday in the Council Room at 10:45a.

CALLING ALL CHOIR MEMBERS: If you enjoy singing, we would love to have you come to our first rehearsal on Sunday, September 18th, at 10:40a in front of church. We have an exciting year planned and would love to see you there!   -Evan Schroeder, Choir Director

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons. We will car pool and go to The North Place for our evening meal and fellowship. We will need reservations by Monday, Sept. 12. Call reservations to Pastor Katie at (712) 470-4195.

DUTCH CONCERT organist Arjan Breukhoven will be presented in an organ concert at Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Sat, Sept. 17, at 7:30p. He will perform a variety of sacred, classical, lighter works, and improvisations. A free will offering will be taken. He will also give an Organ Improvisation Workshop at Dordt College on Saturday the 17th at 10:00a in the BJ Haan Auditorium.

A NIGHT OF HOPE – an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life 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. Becky, a nationally known speaker & comedian, has truly known and experienced God’s incredible grace and believes with all her heart that the JOY of the Lord is her greatest strength! With similar antics as “Mama” on the Carol Burnette Show, you will be standing, singing, dancing and laughing all night! NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY – BUT – you do need to reserve your seat!! DONATIONS will be taken to benefit the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life! Contact the Hull Chamber Office (439-1513) to RSVP SOON!

THANK YOU for all the visits, calls, cards and especially the prayers during my surgery and recovery. It was very much appreciated!  -Larry Kroese

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Julianne Kats fell on Wednesday evening and broke her hip. She was scheduled to have surgery on Thursday at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Pray for healing.

Esther Rozeboom is a resident at Aspen Heights for the time being. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Russ Vander Schaaf’s pulse is quite a bit higher than normal. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek to determine the source of his difficulty.

Give thanks that the procedure John Bolkema had done on Tuesday to remove another kidney stone went well. Pray for strength and better health for John.

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

Diana Dykstra was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital this week after contracting the campylobacter bacterial infection. We pray for her healing, strength, and rest.

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

      HCS Rally Day Sale & Supper is Sat., Sept. 24. The meal will be served from 5:00-6:30p and includes pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs, a variety of salads, chips, and desserts. The sale begins at 6:30p. We have great items to be auctioned off coming in daily including craft items, baked goods, farm supplies, home décor, toys, custard for a year from Wells Blue Bunny, Kansas City Royals tickets, Pit Boss Smoker Grill, Western boys state champs autographed basketball, progressive supper from the faculty/staff, a challenge from Mr. Ten Pas, and much more! A full list of items can be found on our website – hullchristian.com!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Tues., Sept. 13, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Cardiovascular Screening on Thurs., Sept. 15 from noon-3:00p. Call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.00. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for Patients & Caregivers on Thurs., Sept. 22, at 4:30p at Crown Pointe.

KDCR invites the community to a travelogue by Don Van Polen, titled, “Form Sea to Shining Sea” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium.

YOU ARE INVITED to an evening with Westminster Seminary California with Joel E. Kim on Wed., Sept. 14, from 7:00-9:00p at the Pipestone CRC. You will not be asked to make a donation and there is no charge for this dessert reception. Please contact Henry Doorn at 888-480-8474, ext. 131 for more information.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wed., Sept. 14, 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. For more information, please contact Melinda at 712-476-8214. New members always welcome!

DORDT MUSIC DEPT. Honor’s Recital will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. The free recital features talented student recipients of named scholarships.

DORDT COLLEGE’S annual Instrumental Pops Concert will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:00p in the Auditorium. The concert showcases the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Band performing Lights, Camera, Music! Ensembles will dress in costume, and the event will be co-hosted by students Ben Kuiper and Josh Boostma. The concert is free and open to the public.

TALSMA’S TRAIL PARK is hosting an ATV & Horse Ride Benefit on Sat., Sept. 17, to raise money for Hope Haven. The park is 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. Contact Tina at the Trail Park to register (605) 369-2401.

2ND ANNUAL Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare banquet will be held on Sept. 19 at 6:30p at the Harrisburg, SD Event Center. Please RSVP to Rhonda at 605-695-0059. Testimonies by residents of The Carpenter’s Shop. Music by Larry Olson of Dakota Road Music. Visit us on Facebook for a list of items on the Silent Auction.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will host a Grief Support Group 5 consecutive Tues. afternoons starting Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30p at the health system’s downtown campus. It is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by Sept. 16 by calling 712-737-5279.

GENEVA CAMPUS MINISTRY & World Renew are throwing a party at the home of Tom & Dawn Wolthuis on Friday, September 23, from 7:00-9:00p. It’s a chance to visit and connect with others who share interests in these ministries. We will welcome Jim & Josephine Zylstra, visiting from Tanzania, and Mark & Carol Martin of World Renew Disaster Relief, and enjoy come tasty finger foods and punch. For more details or to RSVP, visit http://tinyurl.com/GenevaWorldRenewParty.  We’d love to have you join us!

“OVERCOMER” a Women’s Faith event will be held in the Dordt College Auditorium on Sat., Sept. 24, from 9:00a to noon. Come and be entertained, inspired and uplifted. Admission is $20/person and open to women of all ages. Pre-register by emailing any one of the speakers: Pat McGill: patmcgill5@gmail.com; Karen Schwaller: kschwaller@evertek.net; or Joleen Frideres: liveyourbestlifenow@q.com.

JOIN US FOR A ZUNI DINNER! Actually it will be a dinner catered by Kelly’s catering, but there will be people from Zuni there! October 20 at 6:00p, we’d love to have you join us at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Our friends will share some stories and updates about life in Zuni and what is happening at Zuni Christian Mission School this year. E-mail Kent Bosma at kbosma@zunichristianmission.org to RSVP or if you have questions.

JOIN DR. & MRS VENEMA on a 13 day tour to Germany, France & Switzerland to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation on Oct. 28th – Nov. 9th, 2017. See the Mid-America Reformed website www.midamerica.edu for more information.