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September 20, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 20, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

Preparation for Worship: “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Ps. 37:4

COMING INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song #241:1,3 “This Is the Day”

 

CONFESSING BEFORE GOD

Baptism of Mason Eli Bonestroo

Ministry of Music: Solo by Dawn den Hoed

Reading of the Law

Prayer of Confession

Song of Assurance: #559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons” (LUYH)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Piano Offertory: “Jesus Loves Me” & “When He Cometh” (Precious Jewels)

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #183:1,4 “With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring”     

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 6:25-34

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Do Not Worry”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Application: #718:1-3 “Day by Day” (Celebration Hymnal)

 

COMMISSIONING EDUCATIONAL LEADERS

Litany (see insert)

 

LEAVING TO LIVE AND SERVE OUR GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #523:1,2 “Lord, You Give the Great Commission”

*Postlude

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

 

* indicates congregation stand

 organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Harry & Dee Meendering, Deacon Brad & Lisa Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Harlyn & Kathy Mouw, Elder Darren & Darla Vant Hul

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Struik, Shirley Van Engen, Jacob Emerick, Sawyer Rozeboom, Haley Driesen; PM Mark 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 Christian Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Bethany Christian Services; 2. The Banquet

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Evangelism Com.; NEXT SUNDAY: John & Amy Emerick

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jon                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE:  Ken Leusink to Kevin Schutte; Rick Leusink to Justin Van Zee; Duck Lokhorst Steve & Tara Dekkers; Bette Marra to Lauren Runia; Harry Meendering to Rev. Jan Van Ee

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        Christian Ed. Committee

 10:45 AM        Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   6:45 PM         GEMS Kick-off at Hope CRC.  All 2nd-8th grade girls welcome. Parent registration starts at 6:30p. Registration is $25. Kick-off event runs from 6:45-8:30p.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

    6:30 AM       Men’s Bible Study – Lesson 21 “Discernment-Understanding”    

    9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 1 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    7:00 PM        Mission Guild. Lesson 2. Song Service: Shirley Rens; Closing Prayer: Nelva Pollema

    7:00 PM        Men’s Society

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 20, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Brothers and sisters in Jesus, welcome to this time set aside to focus on the Holy Spirit working among us. May our hearts be open and eager to receive God’s Word!  A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TV’s are available so that the service can be viewed.  

THIS MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Mason Eli Bonestroo, infant son of Darren & Shar Bonestroo. Travis & Megan Kooima have requested the sacrament of baptism for their infant son, Grayson David. Baptism will take place next Sunday morning, September 27.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE invites everyone to join them, 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.

SS/CATECHISM classes will begin TODAY! Classroom assignments are listed on the insert in the bulletin.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Nehemiah 13 titled “Broken Promises”.

THE DEACONS would like to thank the congregation for their patience and continued support during the church’s recent construction projects. The improvements we have made will ensure that we have a safe and sound place to worship for many years to come. We would also like to say thank you to the many who donated their time and efforts in making these improvements a reality. To date we have $122,805 in available funds to cover the costs of filling the east window well and replacing the parking lot which together totaled $228,556. Financing of the remainder is being arranged so as we continue to have offerings please prayerfully consider what you can give.

MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet this coming Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30p in the church basement.  Lesson 21: “Discernment-Understanding”. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend! If you need a book, stop in the church office on Monday or Tuesday to pick one up.

MEN’S SOCIETY will begin their new season on Wednesday, Sept. 23. New members are welcome! Call Loren Bouma (439-1042) or Rog Vis (439-1366) to get a copy of the study book.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL begins next Sunday, Sept. 27th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend our study which meets every other Sunday in the Council Room at 10:45a.

A GATHERING of college and career singles is planned for Sunday evening, October 11, at 7:15p in the Youth Building. We met last year once a month on a Sunday evening. Let’s talk about what we want to do this year. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw (712-451-8272), curtisvangrouw@gmail.com or Pastor Loren 449-5222.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND will meet on Saturday, September 26, at the Prairie Lane CRC in Omaha. Pastor Loren, Elder Glen Scholten & Deacon Eric Kroese will be going from our church.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Rev. Mark Vande Zande from First Orange City will lead our service.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant memberships of Gerald & Harriet Kroese were transferred to Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The communicant membership of Reuben Faber was transferred to the URC in Escondido, California. The communicant membership of Jonathan Scholten was transferred to the URC in Sioux Center. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.

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 from 10:30-11:45 at church.

THANK YOU: The family of Pete Lokhorst would like to express their thanks for the food, cards, and all other expressions of sympathy following the passing of our husband, father and grandfather. It was very much appreciated.  –Duck Lokhorst and family

THANK YOU: We wish to thank you for the many get well cards and get well wishes, your visits and telephone calls. A special thank you to Pastors Kotman & Pastor Klompien for their visits. God Bless.  --Bud & Luella Krommendyk

THANK YOU for showering our baby with so much love! What a blessing to have such wonderful people in our congregation. –Matt, Kait & Gracen Schultze

THANK YOU for all the wonderful gifts we received for our baby. Your generosity was overwhelming and very much appreciated! –Kyle, Becca & Maxine Te Slaa

THANK YOU to Rev. Kotman & Norma, Rev. Klompien and Elder Lynn Anderson for their visits. Also for all the cards and prayers while I was in the hospital. –Gaylene Bouma

PRISON MINISTRY: Anyone wanting to take part in the prison ministry needs to fill out the necessary paperwork prior to being able to visit. Please contact an evangelism committee member for details.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR AUG.:

General Fund:      $33,467.00               Building Fund:         $2,676.00           SC/SF Gospel Missions:  $2,011.19

Parking Lot:             3,433.35               Mission Fund:           1,681.00           Hope Cemetery:                    377.86

YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT will be held Oct. 30,31 and Nov. 1 in Eagle Crest Lodge at Inspiration Hills. The theme is “OVERWHELMED +” from Psalm 61:2. Register online at minnikotayouth.net before Oct. 15th.

SAVE THE DATE!! The Hull Chamber is excited to welcome Mark Schultz with Love & the Outcome as they present their holiday tour “A Different Kind of Christmas, on Sat., Dec. 12, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1, with internet tickets available now at www.itickets.com/events/345991.html. 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Give thanks that Henry Brinks is making good progress. Pray for complete healing. Visitors are always welcome. Just knock and walk in!

Give thanks for a measure of healing for Duane Vande Griend. Continue to keep him in your prayers.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Wilma Altena in the passing of her brother-in-law, Dick Altena, from Orange City who died on September 10th. The funeral was held on Monday, Sept. 14.

Congratulations to Travis & Brittany Van Otterloo on the birth of a son, Wyatt Allen, on Sept. 16. He is presently in NICU but doctors are hopeful he will leave NICU soon.

Congratulations to Jonathan & TaMae (Wynia) Kats who were married in our church on Friday, Sept. 18th. God bless them with many happy years together.

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 with Gary & Susan Roetman for a really good report for Gary. CT scan this week showed no cancer. Gary and Susan so appreciate your prayers and words of encouragement.

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 Kathy Hulstein and Corey & Tasha Hulstein in the passing of Kathy’s father, Rich Wallenburg, 80, of Rock Valley. His funeral was held earlier this week. We pray for their comfort and hope which we find in Jesus Christ.

Please keep Arnold Nielsen, father of Martin Nielsen in your prayers. Arnold was scheduled to have heart valve replacement on Sept. 16, but surgery has been delayed because Arnold injured his hand and it is not healing very quickly. He has been told that this might delay his surgery for weeks and maybe months. We pray for healing, patience, and for the Lord’s continued care.

We pray for Doug & Lee De Groot and family as they mourn the passing of Doug’s father, Donald De Groot, The funeral was held this past Monday. 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 soon undergoing surgery 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.

Evelyn Dykstra has been staying in Sioux City close to her son Dan as she recovers from a broken wrist. Please pray for healing and for her and her family as they make decisions about her future care.

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

      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. He hopes his testimony will enable drivers to understand the dangers of distracted driving and cell phone use while in your vehicle.

      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, Hawkeye football tickets, etc. Come join us!

      Hull Christian 6th, 7th, & 8th graders are selling World’s Finest Chocolate until Oct. 6.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. Call Shelly at the Chamber Office (439-1513) to get registered.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION:  Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will be in our area the week of Oct. 7-9. He provides helpful services to Christians seeking ways to honor God with their wealth, regardless of the size of the estate, your age, or stage of life. Call Barnabas toll-free at 888-448-3040 for more information or to schedule a meeting with Jim.

DORDT:  Wind or percussion players interested in participating in Campus-Community Band are invited to the first rehearsal Tues., Sept. 29, at 7:00p at Dordt. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9p and 4 concerts will be held throughout the year. High school players must have a recommendation from their band director. Call 722-6204.