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September 18, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –Sept. 18, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” (Ps. 27:1)

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”

  

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Preparation for the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)

Song of Assurance: #495:1-4 “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Luke Society

Offertory: grade school orchestra

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #420:1-3 “Breath on Me, Breath of God”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 4:17-30 (text vs. 29-30)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Seasoned Speech”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Song of Application: #291:1-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

Education Commissioning (see insert)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #320:1-2 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”

*Postlude

   Please allow teachers/students to exit first

*indicates congregation stand

pianist… Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Walt & Lavonne den Hoed, Deacon Rick & Tonya De Groot

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Randy & Sandy Westra, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

NURSERY TODAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Emma Kroese, Brooklyn Poppema, Blaike Bonestroo; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Christine Kroese, Emelia Veldman, Kaden Struik, Riley Grevengoed; PM Evan Wielenga Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Dean Bonestroo, Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Greg Vanden Bosch

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT.: Sept. 18: Lynn Anderson, Mitchell Fedders; Sept. 25: Zach Mouw, Dan Bonestroo

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Sept. 18: Zach Vant Hul; Sept. 26: Dave Vant Hul

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Luke Society

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Kyle & Shae                                NEXT SUNDAY: Pete & Nelva

POWER POINT TODAY: Arlene                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle LeLoux                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle Te Slaa

CORRESPONDENCE: Darren Vant Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Vant Hul to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Orville Vant Hul to Lauren & Connie Runia; Daryl Van Wyhe to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Travis Veldman to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

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

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School (Council Room)

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

  10:00 AM     Coffee Break at Hope CRC

    7:00 PM      Mission Guild. Opening Prayer: Vell Keizer; Closing Prayer: Linda Brunsting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 18, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist tells us, “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3, NRSV). So, we gather to worship him now. Welcome! A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 begins this morning after the service. We will be commissioning teachers and all those involved in the education ministry of the church in our morning service. To encourage regular attendance of our children, parents of children attending Sunday school will be receiving an attendance report for their child after six weeks of Sunday school. Offerings for the 2022-2023 Sunday School year will be going to Kids’ Club.

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

OUR CHURCH has the unique opportunity of helping a Ukrainian refugee family relocate to this area. If you are interested in learning more about this and how you could be involved in these efforts, please meet at the front of the sanctuary immediately after the morning service.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 titled “Pray for Our Missionaries”. Megan Ribbens, one of our missionaries, will be speaking briefly during the evening service.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING 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 Randy Westra (439-1238) or Doug Pollema (439-1429).

CHURCH NURSERY: Our church has been blessed with many small children who utilize the nursery. It is important that we staff the nursery with a minimum of two responsible adults. If you are unable to serve at your scheduled time, please find another adult to serve in your place. Thank you!

THE PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE had its first formal meeting last week. The members of the committee are: Larry Hoekstra, Kari Ney, Doug Pollema, Harry Meendering, Amy Emerick, Emily Stiles, Cory De Wit, Darla Vant Hul, Ross Te Slaa and Christine Kroese. The congregation is encouraged to support the search committee with prayer as they go through the search process. If anyone has suggestions, they are welcome to place them in the church mailbox of any committee member for consideration.

HULL GEMS will be kicking off their season on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:45p at Hope CRC.

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE REMINDER: Dinner with the Ribbens at the Pizza Ranch tomorrow evening, Sept. 19, at 6:00p.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Evangelism Committee is meeting with Sos and Kara Maletoungou on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:00p at the Pizza Ranch. If you would like to join us in connecting with them, please call Dave Vande Griend before Oct. 3 at 439-1448.

COFFEE BREAK: Ladies of the Hull community are invited to the Coffee Break kickoff on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10:00a at Hope CRC. Child care is provided and cinnamon rolls served. Coffee Break is a one-hour weekly, interdenominational Bible study with a program for preschoolers and a nursery for young children. To pre-register or ask questions, contact Bev Altena 439-2464 or Jeanne Visser 712-441-4241.

THE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Bible Study will begin meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2, after the evening worship service. New members are invited to join us as we study God’s Word and discuss the sermon from the morning worship service. We plan to meet the first and third Sunday evenings in the Youth Building. Join us for a light supper, fellowship, and seeking to further apply the Pastor’s message to our lives. For more information, contact Ken & Mary Leusink or Larry & MaryLou Wielenga.

YOUR PRAYERS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT for the Sack Pack program and Hull Food Pantry would be appreciated as our numbers have greatly increased. The Sack Pack numbers have jumped from 103 to 152 this school year. Please remember these programs in this upcoming year. Thanks!

THANK YOU for the expressions of sympathy, cards, phone calls, food, and prayers in the passing of our mom and grandma. Thank you to Care Group 3 for the beautiful lantern and to Care Group 4 for the flowers and to both Care Groups for organizing and serving a lunch after visitation. A Special thank you to Pastor Kotman and Pastor Ouwinga for their visits and words of comfort. We are grateful for the love and support of our church family. It is all very much appreciated. Rob & Amy Westra, Alex Westra, Jacob Westra

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR AUGUST:

General Fund:    $23,018.00               Building Fund:    $2,746.36             World Renew/Ukraine:     $8,700.00

Mission Fund:        1,980.00               Talking Bibles:      2,200.00             Benevolence:                          345.00

Gideons:                 1,686.00               CFE:                         635.00

     

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that Taylyn Vander Schaaf is doing well. Her last echo was good. She is scheduled for another echo in two months and if that’s good then follow-up echoes will be about every six months.

Maddox Kooima is scheduled for a heart procedure on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Pray that he is healthy for the procedure. Pray for continued health and development for Carver and Maddox.   

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Howard Grevengoed met with his kidney specialist on Friday, September 9. Give thanks that the specialist reported no changes in Howard’s kidneys.

Continue to remember Rick Van Hill as he receives treatments for cancer. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing. He will have another immunotherapy treatment on Monday.

Continue to remember Cambria Van Middendorp in your prayers. Pray for healing.

Give thanks that Stephen Stiles, son of Stephen and Emily, is feeling better. Right now, they are waiting for further testing. Pray for good results.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Remember Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) as she deals with colon cancer. They are meeting with the doctors regarding plans for treatment for quality of life. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Loren Van Otterloo continues with treatments. He will have some more imaging done soon so pray that there is encouraging news on that.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as the last scans were encouraging. We also pray for Mike and for the rest of the family as she continues with chemo.

Pray for those who are struggling with an addiction, emotional hurt, depression, and mental illness.

Pray for our families, our marriages, that God would strengthen them, guide them, and be honored in them.

Pray for those who cannot join us in worship, that they would be comforted and feel close to the congregation.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western is selling mums again for FFA.  For more information email us FFA@westernchristianhs.com. Look for updates on the Western Christian Facebook and Instagram page.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

KINGDOM BOUNDARIES 8th Annual Fall Banquet will be held on Monday, September 19, at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center. 5:00p Fellowship/Silent Auction; 6:00p Dinner; 7:00p Program/Live Auction.

DORDT UNIVERSITY Music Department presents guest artist Barrett Radzium in a vocal recital on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. Tenor Radziun has performed widely throughout the US, meriting critical acclaim for his performances in opera, oratorio, art song, and early music. The recital will include songs and arias by Britten, Faure, Schubert, Bolcom, Ives, Dring, and Poulenc.

DORDT UNIVERSITY Honors Recital will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. Performers in the honors recital have all received named music scholarships made possible by Dordt donors. All are welcome to a reception honoring the performers in the lobby of the auditorium following the recital.

DORDT UNIVERSITY student Emma DeVries will present a senior voice recital at 7:30p on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Auditorium. All are welcome to a reception following the recital.

WORLD RENEW is commemorating 60 years of living justice, loving mercy and serving Christ around the world. Because of the impact your generosity has made, we couldn’t image celebrating without you! It’s an opportunity for us to come together to reflect and rejoice over what God has done through the commitment we share of bringing hope to those we serve. We will enjoy some great food and entertainment and hear how World Renew desires to re-imagine our future forward together. Please invite others! The event will be in Orange City on Sept. 29th at 6:00p at Prairie Winds Event Center. RSVP at the World Renew Web Site: World Renew 60th Anniversary RSVP.