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September 13, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 13, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

Preparation for Worship: The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:5-6

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song #486:1-3 “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

WE CELEBRATE GOD’S GRACE AND FORGIVENESS

God’s Law PH p. 1018

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: SW#21:1,2 “There Is a Redeemer”

Offering: Parking Lot

Offertory

Hymn of Intercession: #625:1 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”

Intercessory Prayer

WE LISTEN TO GOD’S HOLY WORD

*Song of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matt. 6:19-24

God’s Word Proclaimed: “My Greatest Treasure”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: SW#45:1-3 “Knowing You”

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (on PPT)

Hymn: SW#61:1-4 “Nothing But the Blood” (sung during the passing of the juice)

Hymn of Celebration: #353:1-3 “Victory in Jesus” (Celebration Hymnal)

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

WE LEAVE CHANGED BY GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#67:1 “All Hail King Jesus”

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand

 organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Harry & Dee Meendering, Deacon Brad & Lisa Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Melissa Pollema, Kait Schultz, Braeden Kats, Mitchell Fedders, Ethan Ney; PM John Emerick Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Riley Grevengoed, Jaiden Bonestroo, Teagan De Jager; PM Dan Fedders Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Travis Kooima, Terry Jansma, Dan Bonestroo

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 Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Kevin & Janice Driesen

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Evangelism Committee

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                    NEXT SUNDAY: Noah                                     

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE:  Dan Kroeze to Kevin Schutte; Bud Krommendyk to Justin Van Zee; Don Krommendyk Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kyle LeLoux to Lauren Runia; Joel Leusink to Rev. Jan Van Ee

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 - Women

MONDAY

   6:30 PM         Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM         Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM         Council Meeting

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study in the Youth Building

WEDNESDAY

10:00 AM         Coffee Break Kick-Off at Hope CRC. Childcare provided. Brunch will be served.

  2:00 PM          Bereans. Lesson 1. Hostess: Betty Bolkema. New members are welcome!

  6:30 PM          YPS kick-off. Meet at Youth Bldg. to car pool. Playing Mush Ball with Sheldon Immanuel CRC. Lunch: snack provided.  

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 13, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Welcome to worship, fellowship and a new year of Christian Education. Please take a moment to greet those sitting near you – longtime friends and new ones.  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. If you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, faithfully attend a Bible believing church and desire to live in obedience to him, you are welcome to join us at the Lord’s Table. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Nehemiah 12:27-47 titled “Dedication of the Wall of Jerusalem”.

REMINDER: All ladies are invited to an Open House Baby Shower for Kait Schultz & Gracen Joan and Becca Te Slaa & Maxine Marie on Monday, Sept. 14th. Come anytime between 6:30p-7:30p.

COFFEE BREAK will have their kick-off on Wed., Sept. 16, at 10:00a at Hope CRC. Childcare provided. Brunch will be served.

DO YOU LIKE TO SING in the shower, in the car, or on the lawn mower? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’d like to have you sing in our church choir! We practice twice a month with a time commitment of 1.5 hours. Please consider joining us next Sunday morning at 10:45 in front of church.

BAPTISM: Darren & Sharlene Bonestroo have requested the sacrament of baptism for their infant son, Mason Bonestroo. Baptism will take place next Sunday morning, September 20.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE would like to invite everyone to join them on Sept. 20, immediately after the morning service, for cake & coffee. Pete & Helen Soodsma and George & Nancy Heynen have decided to retire after many years of service on this committee. We request your presence as we show our appreciation for their many years of service.

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will begin next week Sunday, Sept. 20th.

COUNSELORS are still needed for GEMS. We are looking for 6th grade counselors. If interested or would like more information, contact Karina de Boom at 605-321-1038 or hullgems@gmail.com.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GEMS is looking for counselors-in-training (CIT’s) to help with various activities. If you are interested, contact Karinda de Boom.

GEMS Theme Kick Off is Monday, September 21, at Hope CRC. Parents’ registration starts at 6:30p. Kick off event runs from 6:45 to 8:30p.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Albert Kroese, formerly of Hull, will be held on Oct. 3, at 1:30p at church. Interment will follow at Hope Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Oct. 3 after 12 noon at church.

THANK YOU: It is difficult to find the right words to say thank you for the numerous cards, gifts and kind words expressed following the passing of my dear husband, Rev. John Engbers. I have fond memories of First Hull and your kindness will long be remembered. Our God is good. Blessings, Violet Engbers

THANKS to our Care Group and to others for cards and expressions of sympathy in the loss of Belle’s brother, Al. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. –Ken & Belle Draayer

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for the kind words and expressions of sympathy at the passing of our mother and grandmother. We would also like to thank our care group for the memorial stone.   -Sean & Stephanie Baccam and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Henry Brinks has an infection. He has begun wound therapy at the Rock Valley Hospital twice a week. Visitors are always welcome. Just knock and walk in!

Give thanks that the surgery to remove a kidney and part of a rib went well for Duane Vande Griend on Wednesday. Pray for healing.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Wilma Altena in the passing of her sister-in-law, Marian, on Sept. 2 in Pipestone, MN. The funeral was held on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Addison Pfingsten has an appointment at Mayo Clinic on Monday, Sept. 28, and will stay until Oct. 5. She will be hospitalized October 2-5 for monitoring to determine the cause of her seizures and also to check her Chiari malformation. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Addison.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo. Give thanks that she is feeling better.

Gary Roetman continues with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Joyce Kroese is feeling better. She has resumed chemo treatments. Pray for God’s healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We pray for Doug & Lee De Groot and family as they mourn the passing of Doug’s father, Donald De Groot, early this past Thursday. May God comfort them in their mourning, but bring them hope and joy in the Resurrection of our Lord.

Luke Hulstein, the youngest son of Josh & Kaylee Hulstein, will be undergoing surgery this coming Tuesday, Sept. 15, to remove an infected lymph node from his chin. The surgery will be at Sanford Children’s Hospital. Please pray for a successful surgery and for healing.

We continue to pray for Nella Driesen, Brad & Nancy Driesen, and the rest of the Driesen family as they remember and mourn the passing of Gene Driesen, who passed away on Sat., Sept. 5. His funeral was held this past week. We pray that the Lord will comfort them in their sadness, but also give them hope and joy in the Resurrection.

We extend our sympathy to the family of Dan Bosma in the passing of his sister-in-law, Betty Bosma, 70, of Rounds Lake, MN. The funeral was held this past Thursday. We pray for her husband, Reinerd Bosma, and family as they remember and celebrate her life and give thanks for eternal life in Christ.

Please keep Dave Pluim in your prayers as he continues monitoring his heart condition. We pray for answers, effective treatment and healing.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Dick Dykstra and Mary Grooters at Aspen Heights, Hermina Hulstein at Pleasant Acres, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS will be purchasing beef this year for the Rally Day Sale.  If anyone is interested in helping with a donation of money to purchase the beef or processing costs, please contact the office.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to give because the beef is an important part of the sale. Thanks for your help!

      On Tues., Sept. 22, at 9:15a Western, along with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, is hosting Chris Weber, a 26 year old father, construction worker, and sergeant in the SD Army National Guard from Madison, SD. Chris will speak about the fatal traffic accident that he caused near Steen, MN on June 30, 2014 which resulted in him being incarcerated in the Nobles County Jail from Jan.-May of this year. Chris hopes his testimony will enable drivers to understand the dangers of distracted driving and cell phone use while in your vehicle. Please feel free to join the students in this eye opening and important presentation.

      HCS Rally Day Sale & Supper will be held on Sat., Sept. 26. The meal, served from 5-6:30p, will include hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs, potato salad, oreo salad, chips and a variety of desserts. At 6:30p the bidding will begin for sought after craft items, baked goods, farm supplies, toys, custard for a year from Culvers, Kansas City Royal tickets, Iowa State volleyball tickets, etc. If you have an item you would like to donate, please bring it to the office.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BRUNCH will be held Wed., Sept. 16, at 9:15a. Call Winifred 470-5549 if you would like to attend.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thurs., Sept. 17, at 6:00p at the HOMESTEAD in Hull. Everyone bring a dish to share for a potluck meal. The Village Singers will join us for the meal and then sing for us. Call Pastor Katie at 470-4195 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with questions.

DORDT COLLEGE concerts and recitals all held in the BJ Hann Auditorium:

Friday, Sept. 18, 3:00p – The music department’s Honors Recital featuring freshmen and upperclassmen recipients of certain named scholarships. Recital is free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 18, 7:00p – Dordt’s annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Band performing Top Hits from the Past Decades. The ensembles will dress in costume, and the event will be co-hosted by Ben Kuiper and Josh Bootsma. Concert is free and open to the public.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at The Sioux Center Library at 6:30p on Mondays for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 14. The course is FREE. Register by calling Shirley (722-4462) or Barb (71 2-567-4727).

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH will be having Faith Fellowship Weekend Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27. The theme is “Spiritual Gifts”. Please be in prayer for the men of the SD State Penitentiary who will attend and those who are volunteering. We hope to see God at work, changing hearts and lives!

COMMUNITY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, led by Michelle Christy, will begin Wed., Sept. 30, at 7:15p at 1st Ref. Church. Women of all ages are welcome. Registration fee is $25. See your mailbox for information.