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September 13, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – September 13, 2020

       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 GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: SW#9 “He Has Made Me Glad” 

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

WE HEAR GOD’S WILL

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Commitment: #268:1-3 “Lord, I Pray”

Congregational Prayer

WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #575:1-3 “Christian, Do You Struggle”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: James 1:12-18

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Understand and Triumph Over Temptation”

Prayer of Application

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

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion

Hymn of Response: #485:1-4 “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire”

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #936:1 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

 *Postlude”   

 

Your offering for the Christian Ed Fund and Benevolence can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

* indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

USHERS FOR SEPT.:  Brad Kats, Devin Bonestroo, Grant Vanden Bosch, Lynn Anderson

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: Guiding Star – Orange City

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Kirk; Run: Tonya

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT WEEK: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Rob Fedders to Justin Van Zee; LeRoy Feenstra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Feenstra to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Cliff Gort to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Howard Grevengoed to Lauren & Connie Runia; Mike Grevengoed to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM            Worship Service

5:00 PM             Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

6:30 PM             Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM             Deacon’s Meeting

8:00 PM             Council Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 13, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  “The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing”, writes Paul, “but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (I Corinthians 1:18, NRSV). This is why we’re here! Welcome!

THIS MORNING we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The elders are offering communion packets to all professing members who enter the church. If you have not received one and are already seated, feel free to get a packet from the tables in the back or side aisles of church. The communion packet contains a wafer under a cellophane seal. This clear cellophane seal at the top must be removed first to access the wafer. To access the juice, peel back the second seal being careful not to squeeze the plastic cup. Point the tab away from you as you remove the seal. If you wish to do this prior to communion, you can keep the grape juice in the communion rack in the pew in front of you.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet tonight at 5:00p in the Youth Building.

THIS EVENING we welcome Pastor Joel De Boer as he leads our service. His message is from I Corinthians 10:23-31 titled “How do We Glorify God”.

THE NURSERY and surrounding rooms are available to parents with small children who need to take them out of the sanctuary. There will not be a nursery staff and toys will not be available.

UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE the East half of the sanctuary (youth building side) will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. Members are reminded that the back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.

CHURCH DIRECTORY: I am in the process of updating the church directory. Please call me (439-1626), email me: hull1crc@mtcnet.net or drop a note in my church mailbox if you have a different address, email address or phone number. If you have dropped your landline, please let me know and provide me with your cell phone number(s). If you don’t have your cell phone listed and would like it in the directory, please let me know. -Karen

FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED COMMITTEE: As the school year has begun, so has our financial commitment to Christian Education here at First CRC! You will find an update on our program in your mailboxes as well as a Faith Promise Pledge form for this coming school year. Our goal is to raise $180,000 to fulfill fair share commitments to our schools and assist families who are struggling with tuition. Please fill out a pledge form and return it to Evan Wielenga’s or Seth Oostenink’s mailbox by October 1st.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, September 17, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3 miles north and 2 miles east of Hull. We will enjoy hot ham and cheese sandwiches with sides for supper. Cookies and bars will be served for dessert. If you had not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will enjoy a program on monarch butterflies from Sioux County Conservation Board Naturalist Sarah Davelaar. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

THANK YOU to all who remembered me with cards, phone calls, words of encouragement, food, gifts and most of all your prayers during my recent knee surgery and recovery. Thank you to Pastor Loren and Norma for the wonderful visit “under the tree” on a warm summer day! Also, to Elder Dave Rozeboom for calling and checking up on us, and to our care group leaders for the delicious food and great time visiting! We are praying that we’ll soon be able to worship with you all in person. -Peg Visser

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

Congratulations to Curt & Emily Van Grouw on the birth of a son, Waylon John, on Friday, September 4.

Maureen Veldman had eye surgery on Thursday, September 3. Pray for a good and speedy recovery.

Continue to remember John Bolkema as he recovers from pneumonia. Give thanks that he is gaining strength.

Continue to remember Jim & Donna Rens in your prayers. Jim returned home on Wednesday and Donna is out of ICU. They are making gradual progress. Pray for healing. They are so thankful for your prayers.

Give praise to God that Heath Stoker received all clear reports from his recent 2-year Bone Marrow Transplant checkup. He will continue on the same chemo for the foreseeable future.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes and family in your prayers. Pray for comfort and peace for LeRoy.   

Give thanks for a good report from the doctor for Glenda Oolman. No surgery is required for the bone fracture in her shoulder. Pray for continued healing.

Give thanks that Diane Bonestroo received a good report from the surgeon concerning her recent thyroid surgery. Pray for continued healing.

Remember Anna Zomermaand and Dylan Zomermaand as they continue to struggle with migraines. Pray for healing and relief.

Give thanks for the good report for Lois Salazar’s recent CT scan. More tests are needed for the lungs. Pray for good results.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We continue to pray for those who continue their recovery from recent surgeries. We pray for their strengthening.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

  

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS will be having their annual Rally Day Sale on Saturday, September 19, at 6:30p. There will be NO supper this year. If you would like to donate to the sale, please drop off items in the school office by Friday, September 18, at 4:00p. Thanks for supporting HCS! New this year to the Rally Day Sale!! If you are unable to attend the Rally Day Sale this year, we are offering call-in bidding. How it works is, if you see an item you would like to bid on, on the list that is in your church mailbox or our Hull Christian Rally Day Sale Facebook page, call-in to the office with your maximum bid, by Friday, September 18 at 4:00 and a member of the promotion committee will bid for you at the sale up to the dollar amount you say. If you have any questions, please call 712-439-2273.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL BANQUET! Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare will be having their 6th annual fall banquet on September 14 at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Fellowship time and silent auction from 5:30-6:30p. Dinner, testimonials, live auction and a ministry update from 6:30-8:30p. Please RSVP Rhonda at 605-695-0059 or email: rhonda.h@kingdomboundaries.org or register on-line at www.kingdomboundaries.org/events/.

THE 3RD ANNUAL Guiding Star Fundraising Gala will be a Virtual Event on Tuesday, September 15, starting at 6:00p. Keynote speaker is Melissa Ohden.

You can still register to attend: email: kaleigh@guidingstarorangecity.org

1. Attend as a Host -$25. Hosts have the ability to access our virtual Gala for themselves and 7 guests! We do encourage hosts to continue to socially distance as possible, practice good hygiene, and wear masks when able. Hosts will receive a Host Packet that is filled with informational material and goodies!

2. Attend as General Admission - $10. This ticket will provide you and your immediate family members with access to view our Gala.

Can’t attend on Sept. 15th. Don’t worry! Whether you register as a Host or as General Admission, you will have access to view the recording of our special evening until November!

DORDT UNIVERSITY HONORS RECITAL will take place on Friday, September 18, at 3:00p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Performers in the honors recital have all received named music scholarships made possible by Dordt University donors. All are welcome to a reception honoring the performers just outside the auditorium following the recital. Masks are required for all recital attendees and seating will be socially distanced. Dordt continues to monitor how Covid-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions on in-person attendance.

JUSTICE FOR ALL: You’re invited to join us at the combined Fall Banquet & Annual Meeting/Fall Auction on Thurs., Oct. 1. Dinner at 6:00p at the Parkview Events Center of Rock Valley. Due to COVID, we will not be inviting a ministry partner to travel this year, but you will hear from many of them virtually! There will be a short business meeting. The Fall Auction will be looking a bit different this year, as much of it will be online. There will be a Silent Auction at the event and a complete list of online items will also be available. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 476-2804 or emailing joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.