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September 1, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – September 1, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” Ps. 90:17

GATHERING FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #672 “What a Mighty God We Serve” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

REMEMBERING GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism of Rhys Gale Veldman

Baptism Hymn: #270:1-3 “Our Children, Lord, in Faith and Prayer”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Building Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #544:1-3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 18:9-30 & Lord’s Day 24

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Good Works”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD

*Hymn of Response: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Preparation for the Lord’s Supper

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: “Shine On Us”
*Postlude    

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organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Jim & Aletha Oostenink, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Ed & Noella Haveman, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Struik, Shirley Van Engen, Savannah Feenstra, Bryson Sandbulte, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Carl Bonestroo Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Betty Vande Griend, Emily Van Schepen, Talan De Yager, Haley Wielenga, Lane Driesen; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

USHERS FOR SEPT: Greg Vanden Bosch, Kyle LeLoux, Sam Scholten, Ross Te Slaa

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT: Sept. 1: Zach Mouw & Scott Kroese; Sept. 8. Cory De Wit & Lynn Anderson; Sept. 15: Jason Kats & Grant Vanden Bosch; Sept. 22: Bryce Veldman & David Te Krony; Sept. 29: Ben Vant Hul & Justin Pollema

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: Larry & Faye Kroese              

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Galen & Connie Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                    

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                               

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Russ Vander Schaaf to Justin Van Zee; Harold Vander Vegte to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce Vander Well to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Jon Van Berkum to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Nic Van Engen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Lee Van Grouw to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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

   6:30 PM       Church Picnic in Westside Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, dessert, paper products, and drink provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Games will be provided by the YPS.  

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 1, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob” (Psalm 81:1, NRSV) Welcome! 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 Rhys Gale Veldman, infant son of Travis & Brittany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

NEXT SUNDAY we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Let us use this week to reflect on the Lord’s great love for us and pray that this may bring us to respond in joy and obedience. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Ed Haveman (441-2907) or Merlyn Kroese (439-2159).

CHURCH PICNIC is Wednesday, September 4, at 6:30p at Westside Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, dessert, paper products, and drink provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Games will be provided by the YPS.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND meets on Saturday at the Sanborn CRC. Delegates from our church are Pastor Loren, Elder Daryl Wesselink and Deacon Matt Bosma.

CARE GROUP 8 requests a Card Shower for Harry Klay’s 90th birthday. Harry is a WWII Veteran and life-long member of our church. Show him your thanks and wish him a Happy Birthday on September 14. His address is: Harry Klay, 1410 Aspen Street, #110, Hull, IA 51239.

ATTENTION HULL 1ST CRC: It is time to start planning our church’s 2020 Guatemala Mission Project. The dates have been set for January 19-25, 2020, a great time to escape the winter and also help others. The project includes house build(s), home visits (food/clothing distribution), and a wheelchair distribution. Team is limited to approximately 10 people. Anyone 15 or older is welcome to join the team. (Minors must be accompanied by a parent.) No experience necessary…just a willingness to serve and share the love of CHRIST to the beautiful people of Guatemala. An interest/informational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 8.

HULL 1ST CRC is scheduled to worship with the men at Cornerstone Prison Church at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Friday, September 27. All visitors are required to complete the DOC clearance forms. If interested, please contact Val Brummel. Deadline to have forms returned to Val is Sunday, Sept. 8.

HULL COMMUNITY COFFEE BREAK’S new season of small group Bible studies begins Wed., Sept. 18, from 10:00-11:00 at Hope CRC. Women of all ages and all denominations are welcome! Invite a friend and come for fellowship, coffee and maybe even a sweet roll. Our first week is a “get to know you social” and if you don’t have a book of Discover Elisha & Elijah you can pick one up then. A nursery is provided for infants-2 year olds and a Story Hour for 3-5 year olds. So, come for fun, fellowship and diving into God’s Word and see what He has for you! (We do pre-register to have somewhat of an idea for nursery, Story Hour and the small groups. If you haven’t already received a registration sheet give Bev Altena a call (439-2464) or send me an email at aaltena@mtcnet.net). Hope to see you there! 

MISSION GUILD will be starting on September 18. We would like to welcome anyone who wants to join us in studying John’s Letters by Ron Blankley. 

BEREANS will be starting on Wednesday, September 25. We would like to welcome anyone who would like to join us in studying “Daniel”. Our meetings are held every other week at 2:00p.

MEN’S SOCIETY: Men are encouraged to join our Bible study every other Wednesday evening at 7:00p (September to March). If you have any questions, contact Rog Vis (439-1366) or Lawrence Vander Esch (441-1270). We need more men to add to our group!

THANK YOU for all the kindness shown to Tena after her accident and surgery. She thoroughly loved getting cards in our church box and the visits, gifts, candy and ice cream. We are so blessed to be part of a church that cares for the little children. -Joel, Julie & Tena Leusink

THANK YOU to everyone for the laundry basket overflowing with gifts to help start our new home! I was so blessed to grow up in such a loving, supportive church family. We appreciate your prayers as we start our new lives together! -Brianna Jansma & Brandon Vant Hul

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for the calls, texts, visits and cards with the birth of Rhys. We thank the Lord for blessing us with a healthy baby. We are blessed with such a wonderful church family.

                                                -Travis & Brittany Veldman and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Heath Stoker received clear results from his one-year post bone marrow transplant checkup, showing no detectable cancer cells. Heath & Kayla would like to thank the congregation for all the continued prayers and support they have received through their journey with Multiple Myeloma. At this time, Heath will continue on the same maintenance chemo & bone hardener for the foreseeable future.

Give thanks for God’s healing mercies as Donna Van Grouw continues to recover from knee replacement surgery. Pray for her as she continues with physical therapy.

Continue to remember Pete Pollema in your prayers. He is waiting for test results. Pray for better health.

Give thanks that a recent CT scan for Jarvis De Wild yielded good results. Surgery on his esophagus is scheduled for October 2. Pray for God’s healing.

Gary Roetman is gaining strength and able to enjoy driving bus again. We want to thank everyone for their faithful prayers, thoughtful cards and encouraging words! A big thank you to our visiting elders and Pastor Kotman for his prayers and visits! This has been a long road but it has had its miracles and may still have bumps along the way but we never travel it alone! God and our loving church community are always holding us up! We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! -Gary & Susan

Sharon Soodsma is scheduled to have permanent electrodes implanted on Thursday. Pray that the electrodes will give her relief. She continues to experience a great deal of pain.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Julianne Kats, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center Hospital.  We praise God that he has been able to eat and has been removed from the feeding tube. He has also been able to take a few steps. We pray for continued progress, encouragement, and patience. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from injuries, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Ref. Church in Sioux Center on Tues., Sept. 3 from 7-9p. Individuals and family members living with mental illness are invited. Call Shirley 722- 4462 for information.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the Sept. 9&10 “His Plan…Our Purpose” events is Sept. 3. Get your tickets today (bibleleague.org/tickets) to enjoy Monday dinner fellowship with Bible League representatives and the Tuesday conference with key note speaker Kendra Broekhuis.

JFA Annual Fall Auction & Picnic will take place Thursday, Sept 5, at the Ministry Center. Supper will begin serving at 5:30p and the live Auction will begin at 6:30p. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at JFA (476-2804) or joeldw@jfa-nwioa.org. We hope that you can come out and support JFA.

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 (Winds & Percussion) and Sat., Sept. 7 (strings). Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu or 712-722-6230.

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held on Sat. morning, Sept. 7. Now beginning its 13th season, NIYO is seeking string players from middle school through high school to join all sections of the orchestra. To schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu.

“SURVIVING SPOUSES” MEN’S GROUP meets the second Wednesday of every month, starting Sept. 11, at 8:30a in the lower level meeting room of Orange City Area Health System’s Downtown Campus on Central Avenue.

GRIEF CLASSES will meet every Tuesday from 1:00-2:30p for 6 weeks from Oct. 1-Nov 5 in the lower level meeting room at Orange City Area Health System Downtown Campus. These grief classes help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment in which they can express feelings. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident or suicide. Pre-registration by Friday, Sept. 27, is required as group size is limited. Please feel free to contact Hospice with any questions or to pre-register by calling (712) 737-5279. There is no charge.

DORDT MUSIC DEPARTMENT: On Friday, Sept. 13, Dordt University music faculty members Ryan Smit (tenor) and Pamela De Haan (pianist) will collaborate to present Franz Schubert’s monumental song cycle Die Schone Mullerin (“The Maid of the Mill”), one of the crowning achievements of a Romantic composer known for his mastery of the German art song or lieder. The work features 20 songs that together tell the story of a wandering journeyman who finds employment at a forest mill and falls in love with the miller’s daughter. The recital is at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, and admission is free.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Luke Society in Sioux Falls for a celebration from 6:30-8:30p on Sat., Sept, 14, for the retirement of Dr. Apolos Landa after 30 years in ministry. The event is a come & go as you please. Light refreshments will be served. This is also an opportunity to meet the 4 others Luke Society regional coordinators.