September 20, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Sept. 20, 2020
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.”
WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #21:1-3 “This Is My Father’s World” (LUYH)
WE REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT
Baptism of Cambrea Marie Van Middendorp
Baptism Hymn: #424:1,2 “Spirit of the Living God”
*Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #547:1-3 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: James 1:19-21
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Listening and Speaking”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD
*Hymn of Application: #291:1-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
Commissioning of Sunday School Teachers
*Parting Hymn: #483:1,4 “How Great Thou Art”
Your offering for Guiding Star in Orange City can be placed in the offering plates on your
*indicates congregation stand
pianist: Evan Schroeder
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 Guiding Star – Orange City
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Pastor Klompien’s charities: Luke Society & WCHS
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk
POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody
SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Scott Grevengoed to Justin Van Zee; Ed Haveman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Haveman to Michael & Megan Ribbens; George Heynen to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Pete Hiemstra to Lauren & Connie Runia; Larry Hoekstra 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
9:30 AM Worship Service
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
6:30 PM YPS Kickoff – Supper & games
6:45 PM Cadets – kickoff meeting – see announcement in insert
7:00 PM GEMS kickoff meeting at Hope CRC – see announcement in insert
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
September 20, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship and Christian education, a time to reconnect and form new connections. May the Lord enrich our time together.
THIS MORNING we have the joy of administering the sacrament of baptism to Cambrea Marie Van Middendorp, infant daughter of Brett & Kaleigh.
SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will begin today. The Sunday School offering this year will go to the Hull Food Pantry. Room assignments are listed in the insert.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Rev. 2:8-11 titled “Jesus Words to a Suffering Church”.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not be starting until after the first of the year.
CLASSIS HEARTLAND meeting will be held on Saturday via Zoom. Elder Dave Te Slaa, Deacon Jon Scholten and Pastor Loren will be participating.
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will recognize Rev. Carl Klompien for his 16 years of service as Pastor of Visitation in our church. One of the ways that we are expressing our appreciation is to have Rev. Klompien choose the cause for which the offering is given. The second offering in the morning will be for the causes he has chosen, The Luke Society and Western Christian High School. The offering will be divided between the two.
NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Rev. Nathan Kuperus from the Ireton CRC will be leading our evening service as part of a post-classis exchange. Pastor Loren will be leading the service in the Ireton CRC.
GEMS will be kicking off their season Wednesday, September 23, 7:00p at Hope CRC. All girls in grades 2-8 are welcome to attend. We meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 6:45-8:30p at Hope CRC in Hull. Girls will enjoy a time of worship, Bible study and crafts.
CADETS will be having their kickoff meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:45p. We will start with our opening exercises, play some games, and roast marshmallows. Please do not wear your uniforms to this. Parents, we will be finished by 8:30p so you may come pick up your boy(s) at that time. Thank you!`
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. Starting October 4, the nursery will be staffed again for the morning services and toys will 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant memberships of Matthew and Kait Schultze and their 3 baptized children, Gracen, Owen and Skylar, have been transferred, at their request, to the First Reformed Church in Hull. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR AUGUST:
General Fund: $28,798,03 Building Fund: $1,300.00
Mission Fund: 930.00 Benevolence: 330.00
Hull Food Pantry: 755.25 Luke Society: 302.00
SF Gospel Mission: 1,088,00 GEMS: 241.00
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We extend our Christian sympathy to Diane and Dave Bonestroo, Marlys and Cliff Koele and Terry and DeeAnn Jansma and families in the passing of their mother and grandmother, Wilmyna Jansma, on Sunday, September 13. We pray for God’s comfort.
Continue to remember John Bolkema as he recovers from pneumonia. Give thanks that he is gaining strength.
Donna Rens moved to the Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday, September 12. Jim is recovering from covid at home. They greatly appreciate all of your prayers. Continue to pray for the whole family.
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!
LeRoy Jongetjes moved to Rock Rapids Health Centre on Monday. He is not allowed to have visitors. Cards would be appreciated. His address is 703 S. Union Street, Room 315, Rock Rapids, IA 51246. Pray for LeRoy as he adjusts to a new living situation and as he struggles with his health.
Remember Dylan Zomermaand as he continues to struggle with migraines. Pray for healing and relief.
Give thanks that Lois Salazar has recovered from Covid with minimal effects. Pray for Lois’s health in general.
Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed have tested positive for Covid. Pray that they would feel better. No visitors!
Pray also for George and Nancy Heynen as they recover from Covid.
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.
Western Christian High School will be conducting their annual Stewardship Day on Wednesday, October 7. We are looking for opportunities for our students to serve our local communities through yard work, painting, cleaning, and other volunteer activities. If you are in need of work that needs to be done around your residence, please contact the school by Tuesday, September 29, at 712-439-1013.
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 email@example.com.