MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 17, 2017
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister
Preparation for Worship: “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us
come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1-2
COMING INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #438:1,3,5 “When Morning Gilds the Sky”
CONFESSING BEFORE GOD
God’s Will for Our Lives from Ephesians 5
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (in unison) Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen
Assurance of God Pardon: Psalm 103:8-12
Hymn of Assurance: #693:1-5 “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (LUYH)
Offering: Christian Education Fund
Offertory: Kids Orchestra: Maeva Haveman, Jesse Ney, Haley & Jessica Wielenga, Isabella Zomermaand
HEARING GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #562:1,2 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 11& 12
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Remember Your Creator!”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #288:1,2,5,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”
SERVING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
Litany: Called to Serve (on PPT & Insert)
*Parting Song: #562:4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Lavonne Kats
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a
GREETERS TODAY: Seth & Jaime Oostenink, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Doug & Sandy Pollema, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson
NURSERY TODAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Blaike Bonestroo, Jacob Emerick, Amanda Wiersma; PM Evan Wielenga Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Lane Driesen, Anna Zomermaand, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Lonni Westphal Family
USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld, Scott Kroese, Dean 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 Christian Education Fund
OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. World Renew Disaster Response; 2. Volunteers in Action
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: George & Nancy Heynen
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Larry & Marcia Hoekstra
POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Jason; Run: Julie POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Ben Wiersma to Justin Van Zee; Randy Winterfeld to Kevin Schutte; Erik Zomermaand to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lynn Anderson to Lauren Runia; Sean Baccam to Sos & Kara Maletoungou
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Christian Ed. Committee
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study – Women
7:00 PM Christian Fellowship (Youth Building)
6:30 PM GEMS Kick-off (see announcement in insert)
10:00 AM Coffee Break Kick-Off at Hope CRC
6:30 PM YPS: meet at Youth Building to go to Sheldon Immanuel CRC
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 2. Opening Prayer: Joyce VW; Closing Prayer: Linda B.
7:00 PM Men’s Society. We will finish our book from last year. Lesson 10. New members are
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
September 17, 2017
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters, welcome to First CRC as we embark on a new program year! Thank you for sharing this day with us. 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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM CLASSES begin today. Classroom assignments are listed on the insert.
MEN’S CHORUS will practice this week Sunday and next week Sunday after the morning service. We will plan to sing on Sunday, October 1. CHOIR will start in October.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 6:1-7 titled “Facing Challenges in the New Testament Church”.
FROM THE DEACONS: We will have 2 offerings next week, Sept. 24th. The first is for World Renew Disaster Response Services. This offering will help home owners in Florida, Texas and Mexico who are struggling to return home, now and in the weeks and years to come. The second offering is for Volunteers in Action. The Houston CRC churches and their deacons conference have set up a short term benevolent fund (VIA) to directly help the affected CRC churches and their members quickly.
GEMS GIRLS’ CLUB will have their theme kickoff Monday, September 18, at Hope CRC. Registration will begin at 6:30p and the kickoff will begin at 6:45p and run until 8:30p. Bring a teddy bear. GEMS is open to all girls in the 2nd through 8th grades. We meet the first and third Mondays of the month with a few exceptions. There is a $25 registration fee.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL Christmas Program will be held on Sunday evening, December 10, at 6:00p. Sunday School classes (Beginners-5th grade) will be practicing on Nov. 19 & Dec. 3 and 10 for the program. Sunday School/Catechism classes will NOT meet on Dec. 17, 24 and 31.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: I am working on updating the directory. If you have a new address, phone number, or email address or would like your cell phone listed in the directory, please call me at 439-1626 (leave a message if I am not in), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or put a note in my church mailbox. Thanks! -Karen
ALL CONGREGATIONS of classis Iakota and classis Heartland are warmly invited to a combined worship service in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The joint Iakota-Heartland service will be on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00p in the Western Christian High School Gym. The service will include music by area high school choirs and a brass quintet, a sermon by Pastor John Lee, and a celebration of communion hosted by the councils of First and Hope CRC’s of Hull. The offering will be for Resonate Global Mission.
THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy grilled hamburgers and picnic sides for supper. Following our meal, we will play take-away bingo. You are invited to bring along a small gift to exchange for prizes. Please call Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.
HULL 1ST CRC has been invited to worship with the men at the Cornerstone Prison Church on Friday, Oct. 6. Cornerstone is a CRC church located inside the walls of the SD State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The DOC requires all visitors to complete both an access form and waiver form. If interested and to get your name on the list, please contact Val Brummel at email@example.com or 712-439-2260. Deadline to sign up is TODAY, September 17.
THANK YOU: We want to express our gratitude to everyone for all of your support after Sharon’s back surgery. A special thank you to Pastors Kotman and Klompien and to Elder Wielenga and others who came to visit. Thank you also for food delivered, cards sent, and prayers offered during this past six weeks. Sharon finally has turned the corner. Her pain is somewhat less and she is beginning to walk without a walker. We are blessed to have all of this support. God is good. –Sharon & Bob Soodsma
THANK YOU: It is such a blessing to belong to a church that shows concern to its members during their time of need. The words of encouragement, cards and prayers were very much appreciated. A special thanks to Rev. Kotman for his visits and prayers and thanks be to God that all reports were good and no additional treatment is required. –Lawrence Vander Esch
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR AUGUST:
General Fund: $20,675 Building Fund: $ 700.00
Missions: 1,160 Hull sack pack: 329.00
Luke & Fiona De Koster: 1,832
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Gaylene Bouma is scheduled for hiatal hernia surgery on Monday in Sioux Falls. Pray that surgery would go well and for healing.
Congratulations to Seth & Jaime Oostenink on the birth of a son, Rex Levi, on Wednesday, September 6th at the Rock Valley Hospital.
Congratulations to Cody and Kathy Bauer on the birth of a daughter, Zoey Danielle, who was born on Thursday, September 7, at the Rock Valley Hospital.
Eldon & LuAnn arrived safely in Seattle and are waiting for tests this week. Pray that Eldon will be accepted for a lung transplant.
Sally De Groot fell recently. Pray for relief from the pain and healing.
Leroy Jongetjes had a biopsy on his lung on Thursday. He is waiting to hear about the treatment for the small growth on his throat. Pray for a good report and for better health.
Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We express our sympathy to April & Todd Kooi and family in the passing of grandmother and great-grandmother, Gertrude Hofman, 91, of Sanborn. She passed away on Monday, Sept. 11. Her funeral was this past Thursday. We give thanks for the eternal hope we have in Jesus Christ.
Cruise De Groot left this week for South Carolina where he has begun basic training with the U.S. Army. Please pray for his strength and safety as he begins his training.
We pray for Hope members who are recovering from surgeries and procedures as well as those who have family and loved ones who are continuing their recoveries. (Lindsey Mesman, Dave Mulder, Sandy Nielsen, Jess Van Holland, Darlene Van Holland).
We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.
HCS Rally Day Sale & Supper will be taking place on Sat., Sept. 23! The meal will be served from 5-6:30p and including pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, a variety of salads, chips and desserts. The auction begins at 6:30p. We have great items to be auctioned off coming in daily. Be sure to like the facebook page Hull Christian School Rally Day Sale to view items that will be up for bid.
Western is looking for a part-time custodial person. It would consist of 2 hours per day either before or after school. If interested, contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western would like to invite all friends of Western to the Friends of Western Banquet at Western on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30p. The cost for the meal is $10 and is sponsored by the Western Foundation. Western faculty members will inspire you with their presentations before the evening concludes with the Fall Music Festival at 7:30p. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or call the school at 439-1013 before October 9 to make your reservation.
Western will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Terry Mortenson from “Answers in Genesis” on Monday, October 23, at 9:00a in the Western Event center. Dr. Mortenson will present his view on the flood during the time of Noah. This presentation is open to the public.
SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is sponsoring a Multiple Sclerosis support Group for patients and caregivers on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Pointe gathering room. Questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.
- The Music Dept. Honor Recital will be held Friday, Sept 22, at 3:00p. The event features freshmen &
upperclassmen recipients of named scholarships. Recital is free and open to the public.
- Dordt’s annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra & Combined Band will
Perform To Infinity and Beyond on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7p. The ensembles will dress in costume, & the event
will be co-hosted by students Ben Kuiper and Josh Bootsma. The concert is free and open to the public.
- Dordt music faculty will present a free Faculty Recital on Sat., Sept. 23, at 7:30p. Recital is free and open to
- Dordt invites the community to attend the guest performance by Sounding Light on Sept. 30, at 7:00p in the
auditorium. The choral ensemble will perform favorite gospel hymns, familiar folk songs and new
compositions that will inspire hope and renewal for the listeners.
- Dordt will hold the annual Arts in the Prairie event Sat., Sept. 30, from 3-5p, with a word of welcome
behind the auditorium at 3p. (Rain date is Oct. 1). Visitors may come and go throughout the event. Arts in
the Prairie features student and community musicians performing throughout the Dordt Prairie, a display of
prairie paintings, a poetry reading, art created by children who attend the event, face painting by Dordt
theatre students and more.