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September 15, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – September 15, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: Then little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

GATHERING FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #562:1,2 chorus “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

REMEMBERING GOD’S COVENANT

Baptism Formulary

Baptism of Gabriel Vande Weerd

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

Congregational Prayer

Offering: GEMS & Cadets

Offertory: Hull 1st CRC Orchestra

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #288:1-3 “Take My Life and Let It Be”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 7:13-23 & Lord’s Day 32  

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Reasons for Doing Good”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Application: #288:4-6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Commissioning Litany (on PPT)

*Parting Blessing

*Commissioning Hymn: #562:3,4 chorus “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)
*Postlude    

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Seth & Jaime Oostenink, Deacon Dave & Sherry Vant Hul

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Brody & Jessica Pollema, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf

NURSERY TODAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Addison Rozeboom, Ashley Fedders, Emma Westphal; PM Matt Bosma Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Marge Vander Esch, Christine Kroese, Jesse Ney, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Treyton Sandbulte; PM Darren Bonestroo Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT: 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 GEMS & Cadets

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Merlyn & Linda           NEXT SUNDAY: Don & Mary Krommendyk

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Darren Vant Hul to Justin Van Zee; Dave Vant Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Orville Vant  Hul to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Daryl Van Wyhe to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Maureen Veldman to Lauren & Connie Runia; Roger Vis 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

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism classes

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service.

WEDNESDAY

 10:00 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC “Get to know you social”

   6:30 PM       YPS Kick-off – Supper and Games

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 1 “John’s Letters”. Opening Prayer: Vell Keizer;

                          Closing Prayer: Carol Vis

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 15, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We gather in the name of God who claims us as beloved children. Christ who feeds and nourishes us and the Holy Spirit who give us faith. Amen.  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 Gabriel James Vande Weerd, infant son of Jesse & Amber, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes begin today. The Sunday School offering this year will go to the Sack Pack program.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Luke 7:1-10 titled “The Amazing Faith of the Centurion”.

PASTOR will be out of the office (vacation and continuing ed) from Wed., Sept. 18 through Wed., Oct. 2. In case of a special need, you may call Rev. Klompien or your care group elder. Rev. Klompien will lead our services next week.

SENIORS, if you need a ride to church on a Sunday, call Karen at the church office (439-1626). She has a list of people who are willing to give rides.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Thurs., Sept. 19, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. Hot ham & cheese sandwiches will be provided for supper and you are invited to bring a side or dessert if you’d like. If you are not able to bring one, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will play take away bingo. Please bring a small gift to share as a prize. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: You are invited to attend Christian Fellowship this year as we begin the study titled “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper. Millions of people are wasting their lives in vain pursuit of the vain trappings of this world. Don’t be one of them! Join us twice a month on Sunday evenings to discuss how we can better serve our LORD and Savior. The introduction to this study will take place at the Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, September 25, at 6:30p for pizza and chicken buffet. Please come and join our fellowship. The first meeting will be October 6 after church in the Youth Building.

NOTICE: Our former pastor, Rev. Marvin Heyboer, will be in Hull September 22,23&24. He would like to meet with members of our congregation to tell about his passion, the African Widows and Orphans in Nigeria. He will explain his mission there to whoever wants to hear about it. All are welcome. We will meet at the Pizza Ranch on Tuesday night, the 24th, at 6:30p. Please call Vell Keizer (470-1408) or Mary Krommendyk (470-6287) to let us know if you are coming so we can let Pizza Ranch know how many to figure on. Call by Monday the 23rd.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin meeting Sunday, September 29th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend after the morning worship service in the council room. Any questions, contact Evan Wielenga.

LOVE INC SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time MINISTRY COORDINATOR/OFFICE ASSISTANT to help our affiliate carry out our mission to mobilize local churches into action to assist those in need in our community. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be a self-starter. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher is important. Send resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA  51247. For additional information contact Debbie at the Love INC office at 476-5990.

HULL CHAMBER invites all ladies to the Annual Ladies Night of Hope Event – Wed., Oct. 9, at the Western Event Center – an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society! Vendor Fair starts at 5:00p, catered meal by ROK Catering at 6:30p. Entertainment: Jaden Van Schepen & Sierra Nielsen as well as a presentation by Michelle Kuiken, owner of Proper Place. Cloth tablecloths will be provided, cupcakes are available for dessert and the meal will be served at the tables! If you’d like to host a table or just need a chair, call 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org soon! The price of your ticket is your donation to the American Cancer Society.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR AUGUST:

General Fund:    $18,695.00                  Building Fund: $ 1,564.18               Hull Kids’ Club:         $857.54

Mission Fund:           935.00                  Benevolent Fund:     55.00               Amistad Cristiana:        350.00

THANK YOU FROM CAMBODIA! First CRC has been a faithful partner with me in mission in Cambodia for the last 6 years, and you have consistently given generously for global mission and supported this work in prayer. Though I’m not making church visits this year, please know I sincerely appreciate your support for this ministry of equipping and encouraging young leaders in the Cambodian church. Thanks for being part of the team!

                                                                                                               -Justin Van Zee, Resonate Global Mission

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Continue to remember Pete Pollema in your prayers. He is still waiting for results from tests. Pray for good results and for God’s healing.

Pray for Jarvis De Wild as he anticipates esophageal surgery on October 2. Pray the surgery will go well and that Jarvis will be cancer free.  

Sharon Soodsma had permanent electrodes implanted recently. The plan is to activate them on Thursday, the 19th. Pray that the electrodes will give her relief. Pray for relief from the pain that she is experiencing in the meantime.

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

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Gerald Bonestroo, father of Doug Bonestroo, remains in Hegg Memorial hospital in Rock Valley. We pray that he is able to rest peacefully and that the Lord will provide His comfort and care. We keep Doug and Judy and the rest of the family in prayer as they support their father & grandfather.

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center hospital.  We give thanks for progress made and pray for continued steps forward. Along the way we pray for 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Hull Christian Rally Day Sale is Sat., Sept. 21. Pre-Sale Meat & Certificates open at 3:00p, meal served from 5:00-6:30p (includes pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, chips and desserts) and at 6:30 the auction beings for sought after craft items, baked goods, farm supplies, toys and more. If you’re willing to donate a baked good or canned good please drop them off in the office. Come join us for a night of fun and fellowship in support of HC.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

KPA’S 5TH ANNUAL FALL BANQUET will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center.  Fellowship time and silent auction: 5:30-6:30p; dinner, testimonials, live auction and a ministry update: 6:30-8:00p. Please RSVP Rhonda @605-695-0059.

WORLD RENEW TANZANIA invites everyone to a presentation at Luverne CRC on Sept. 17 or Chandler CRC on Sept. 18. Both are at 7:00p. Jim & Josephine have been working for World Renew in East Africa for many years and are ready to share updates with you and reflections on the work and way of life there.

HABITAT STUD FINDER OPEN HOUSE on Thurs., Sept. 19, from 4:30-6:30p at 410 11th St. SE in Orange City. A special time of Prayer & Thanksgiving will be held at 5:30p! Meet the partner family, tour the home in the construction phase, view the artistic talent of community businesses, individuals and churches that sponsored a stud and enjoy sweet treats!

DORDT UNIVERSITY HONORS RECITAL will be Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:00p in the 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 in the lobby of the auditorium following the recital.

DORDT UNIVERSITY Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra & Combined Band will perform “From the State and Silver Screen!” at 7:00p on Friday, Sept. 20, in the Auditorium. The ensembles, directed by Dr. Onsby Rose and Mrs. Susan De Jong, will dress in costume and will feature music from television and the movies. The event will be co-hosted by students from the Dordt University Theater Department.

SAT, SEPT. 28, the guest choir sounding light, conducted by Tom Trenney, will perform at Dordt at 7:00p in the Auditorium. Hirono Borter (violin) and Philip Borter (cello) Duo-B will be featured in the performance as well as Dordt’s Concert Choir, conducted by Ryan Smit. They present a concert titled “Only Light..Only Love” featuring music that strives to keep the light and love of Martin Luther King’s message alive. Share in the beauty and hope of this kaleidoscopic array of music that illuminates this timely & timeless message. The concert is free.

HEGG HEALTH CENTER is hosting their Annual Ladies Night Out! The great event will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at Parkview Events Center in Rock Valley. We invite you to join us at 4:30p for boutique shopping, a catered supper by The Lunch House at 6:30p followed by Keynote Speaker, Amy Dee. She will speak on “Bold Women Bliss”. Amy has over 20 years of professional speaking and is sure to entertain you with her crazy stories and great advice! To purchase tickets, call 476-8327 or stop by the Hegg Administration Building. Cost per ticket is $20.00.

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE (April 2-14, 2020): Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected to Paul’s 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest. Jeff Weimer hosts this tour.  Contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110.