September 23, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – September 22, 2019
Rev. Carl Klompien…Minister
Preparation for Worship: “O LORD you have searched me and known me. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made”. Psalm 139:1,14
WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #95:1,2,4 “Now with Joyful Exultation”
WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD
Prayer of Confession
Word of Assurance
Song of Assurance: #164:1,2,4 “O Lord, You Are My Light”
Offering: Christian Ed Fund
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
*Song of Preparation: #572:1,3,4 “Jesus, Priceless Treasure”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Philippians 3 (text vs. 8)
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Christian’s Holy Ambition”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #876:1-3 “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending” (LUYH)
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
*Parting Song : #633 “He Is Lord”
* indicates congregation stand
organist…Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Brody & Jessica Pollema, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Doug & Sandy Pollema, Deacon Ryan Fedders
NURSERY TODAY: AM Marge Vander Esch, Christine Kroese, Jesse Ney, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Treyton Sandbulte; PM Darren Bonestroo Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Abby Fedders, Riley Grevengoed, Cory Ney; PM Sean Baccam
USHERS FOR SEPT: Greg Vanden Bosch, Kyle LeLoux, Sam Scholten, Ross Te Slaa
VALET PARKING FOR SEPT: 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 Christian Ed Fund
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Bethany Christian Services; 2. Love INC
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Don & Mary K. NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Mary Leusink
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Ken Visser to Justin Van Zee; Darlene Wallenburg to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Daryl Wesselink to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Lonni Westphal to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Mrs. Don Westra to Lauren & Connie Runia; Randy Westra 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
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
10:45 AM Christian Ed Committee meeting in the nursery
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
6:30 PM Meet with Rev. Heyboer at the Pizza Ranch
10:45 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 1 of Discover Elijah & Elisha
2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 1 “Daniel” Lunch: Betty Bolkema
6:30 PM Christian Fellowship will meet at the Pizza Ranch
6:45 PM GEMS will meet at Hope CRC.
6:45 PM Cadet Kickoff (see announcement in insert)
7:00 PM Men’s Society will have an organizational meeting
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
September 22, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised” (Ps. 113:3). And so we gather to praise the Lord. Welcome! 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.
WE WELCOME Rev. Carl Klompien as he leads our worship services today. Next Sunday Ben Wiersma will lead our worship services.
CHOIR will start today. We would love to have anyone who is interested in singing join us!
PASTOR will be out of the office (vacation and continuing ed) until Wed., Oct. 2. In case of a special need, you may call Rev. Klompien or your care group elder.
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.
LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA on Tuesday, Sept. 24, may meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.
GEMS will have a regular meeting this Wednesday, from 6:45-8:30p at Hope CRC. Hope to see your daughter(s) there!
CADET KICKOFF NIGHT: Cadets are invited to the season kickoff event. We will begin with opening ceremonies at 6:45p at 1st CRC Youth Building, followed by kickball and capture the flag! As the evening winds down and the sun begins to set, we will finish off the evening with a marshmallow roast. Please do NOT wear your uniforms! Parents, we will be finished by 8:30p so you may pick up your boys at that time.
MEN’S SOCIETY will have an organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00p. We will discuss what to study. All men are welcome!
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 sand 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.
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. Michelle is a Professional Organizer and Coach in Northwest Iowa, who helps women restore order to their homes and lives! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org soon! The price of your ticket is your donation to the American Cancer Society.
A HEARTFELT THANKS to all who helped me celebrate my 90th birthday by either attending my Open House or by sending me cards. It was appreciated! God Is So Good! -Harry Klay
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We extend our Christian sympathy to Gaylene Bouma, Stephanie and Sean, Christopher, Logan and Braden Baccam and other family members in the passing of Loren Bouma on Sunday, September 15. May God comfort them in their sorrow.
Continue to remember Pete Pollema in your prayers. He was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday for observation and tests. He is being treated for an auto immune disorder and will have 5 treatments. Pray 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 was to activate them on Thursday, the 19th. Pray that the electrodes will give her relief.
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:
We offer our Christian sympathy to Doug & Judy Bonestroo and family in the passing of Doug’s father, Gerald Bonestroo, 92, of Hull. Gerald passed away last week Saturday. The funeral was held this past Wednesday. May the Lord grant them comfort in their sadness and hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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.
ROCK VALLEY MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) will be meeting Wednesday, September 25, at 9:00a in the basement of Trinity CRC in Rock Valley.
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. 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 with the following vendors: KelBrits, Classy Closet, Willow Creek Boutique, ZYIA, Walk by Faith Jewelry and a build-your-own-bouquet flower bar with Indigo Row Floral Design, a catered supper by The Lunch House at 6:30p followed by Keynote Speaker, Amy Dee. Hilarious, motivational speaker, Amy Dee, will speak on “Bold Women Bliss. To purchase tickets, call 476-8327 or stop by the Hegg Administration Building. Cost per ticket is $20.00.
YOU ARE INVITED to a monthly community prayer meeting with a global focus on Wed., Oct. 2, from 7:30-8:30p at Common Place Church in Rock Valley (1129 Main St.). The global focus will be 3 countries in SE Asia. The local focus will be Habitat for Humanity. Future gatherings will be on the 1st Wednesday of each month and will be hosted and led by members of various local churches. There is a different global and local focus at each meeting. Come and check it out!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Pizza Ranch Impact Night! Call up your friends and plan to eat together at the Orange City Pizza Ranch on Monday, October 7, from 5:00-8:00 PM. It’s a Community Impact Event to benefit Siouxland Habitat for Humanity and our mission to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Plan on taking home a few extra goodies from the bake sale as well!
BARNABAS FOUNDATION: James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, is going to be in our area on October 8&9. He will meet with families to help with the important Christian responsibility of appointing a guardian and trustee as part of a will plan. For more information, call Ann Zacek at Barnabas toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule a complimentary conversation with Jim. To help you get started, you may also request a free special resource title “7 Reasons to Review Your Will” (put on subject line) by simply sending an email to info@BarnabasFoundation.com.
WELCOME TO MEDICARE: A free two-hour seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Sioux Center Health will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, from 7:00-9:00PM at Sioux Center Health, Conference Room 1&2. Registration required by Oct. 11th. Call 722-8309 and leave a message. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A&B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits, Part D, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplement Insurance. SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa and does not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.