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MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 24, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” Psalm 105:1-3

WE COME IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship (WSB 1.2.32)

Pastor: Let us worship God.

People: He is our refuge and our Fortress, our God, in whom we trust.

Pastor: Let us confess with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God raised

him from the dead.

People: Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Pastor: Let us call upon our true God, believing him in our hearts, confessing him with our mouths,

worshiping him in spirit and in truth.

*Opening Song: #243:1-3 “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: #182:1-3 “Give Thanks to God, for Good Is He”

WE CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD

Reading of the Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Assurance: #262:1-3 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. World Renew Disaster Services; 2. Volunteers in Action

Offertory

WE HONOR THE NAME OF THE LORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: SW#66:1-3 “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”

Prayer for Illumination

Reading the Word of the Lord: Ephesians 2:1-10

Proclaiming the Word of the Lord: “Reformation Solas: Grace Alone”

Prayer of Application

WE SERVE IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

*Song of Response: #462:1-4 “Amazing Grace—How Sweet the Sound”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #462:5 “Amazing Grace—How Sweet the Sound”

*Postlude

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie TeKrony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Doug & Sandy Pollema, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Pete & Nelva Pollema, Deacon Terry & Dee Ann Jansma

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Lane Driesen, Anna Zomermaand, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Lonni Westphal Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Nicole Van Berkum, Tami Westphal, Kyrin De Groot, Makenna Fedders, Dana Driesen; PM Travis Veldman Family

 

USHERS FOR OCT.: Scott Kroese, Dean Bonestroo, Jacob Westra, Jake Ney

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. World Renew Disaster Services; 2. VIA

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Family Crisis Center

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Terry & Dee Jansma

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Julie (Tonya run PM)

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Cody Bauer to Justin Van Zee; Harlyn Bolkema to Kevin Schutte; John Bolkema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Darren Bonestroo to Lauren Runia; Dave Bonestroo to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

10:45 AM Men’s Chorus Rehearsal

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break. Lesson 1 from Discover The Fruit of the Spirit

2:00 PM Bereans – Lesson 2. Hostess: Joyce Vander Well

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 24, 2017

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist invites us to “seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually” (Psalm 105:4). May you sense the Lord’s presence here and throughout your days. 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.

 

MEN’S CHORUS will practice after the morning service. We will plan to sing on Sunday, October 1.

 

THIS EVENING we welcome Barry Miedema as he leads our evening service. His message is from Exodus 16:1-20 titled “What Is It?”.

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin meeting next Sunday, October 1st. Adults of all ages are invited to attend after the morning worship service in the council room. This year we will be studying material from the book “Not a Fan” by Kyle Idelman.

 

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 hull1crc@mtcnet.net or put a note in my church mailbox. Thanks! –Karen

 

LADIES who would like to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, September 26, should meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

 

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE – OCT. 4th : The YPS will be driving around town collecting food for the Hull Food Pantry on Wed., Oct. 4th. A listing of the food that the pantry is in need of will be in your church box. If you will not be home that night and would still like to contribute, please bring your items to the church kitchen.

 

HULL, TEXAS was marked by Hurricane Harvey as was the Hull-Daisetta Independent School District. The elementary school has been closed due to the flooding and is being gutted and cleaned. The students now are meeting at an elementary school in Hardin ISD. This school had built a new elementary and moved into it this fall so their old building was available. This building has little to nothing in it and they have to start from scratch. The City of Hull, Hull Chamber, Boyden-Hull Elementary/HS, HCS & Western are organizing “Hull helping Hull” to bring necessities to this school and its families. We are asking for your help by collecting Monetary Donations or Personal Care Items (pillows, blankets, Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, hair & body care items and good used clothing and shoes. Checks can be made to and mailed to the Hull Chamber, PO Box 816 or items and money dropped off at American State Bank or Iowa State Bank. Together we can make a difference and be the hands and feet of Jesus to this community in need!

 

ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OF HOPE EVENT is Wed., Oct. 11, at the Western Event Center. This is an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society! Vendor Fair starts at 5:00p, catered meal by Dan’s at 6:30p and the featured entertainment will be “Duelly Noted” a female dueling piano act that is sure to please. If you’d like to host a table or just need a chair contact the Chamber Office to make reservations at 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org. The price of your ticket is your donation to the American Cancer Society.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Give thanks that surgery went well for Gaylene Bouma. Pray for a good recovery and that her spirits would be lifted.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild continues his testing at the VA Hospital in Seattle. Continue to keep him and LuAnn in your prayers. You can follow his progress on Caring Bridge.

Ÿ Sally De Groot fell recently. Give thanks for relief from pain.

Ÿ A small spot of cancer was discovered in LeRoy Jongetjes’s left lung. A test was done on Wednesday to check the lymph nodes. Doctors plan to begin radiation on the lung and throat soon. Pray for God’s healing.

Ÿ Give thanks that hernia surgery went well for Dennis Brunsting on Wednesday. Pray for a good recovery.

Ÿ 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:

Ÿ Cruise De Groot arrived in South Carolina to begin basic training with the U.S. Army. Please pray for his strength and safety as he begins his training. Your prayers and letters of encouragement and support are welcomed and desired. Cruise’s address is:

PRIVATE, DE GROOT, CRUISE V.

B COMPANY 1st PLATOON (NIGHTSTALKER PLATOON)

1st BN 61st IN REGT 165th IN BDE

11901 GOLDEN ARROW ROAD

FORT JACKSON, SC 29207.

Ÿ Jan Bakker received news this week that her lymph glands are enlarged. She will have to resume chemotherapy. Please be in prayer for her as she prepares for this treatment which will begin in October. We pray for peace and effective treatment.

Ÿ The granddaughter of Eileen Boon, Ariel Green of Rantoul, Illinois, was injured in a car accident this past week. Her injuries include a broken pelvis which was operated on this past week. Her recovery is expected to take several weeks. Ariel has three young children as well. Please pray for healing and for the support she needs for her children.

Ÿ 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.

Ÿ 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.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

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 wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.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.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support group on Wed., Oct. 4, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

DORDT COLLEGE:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Timothy Brown will speak at the First Monday Series on Oct. 2 at 11a in the auditorium. He presentation is

Titled “The Formidable Discipline of Daydreaming: An Exercise in Spiritual Theology”.

SIOUX CENTER WOMEN’S EXPO is October 20 & 21. Friday evening begins with a Shopping Premiere from 6:00-8:30p at New Life Reformed Church. Over 40 vendors will be on site with a great variety of clothing, jewelry, food, decorating, beauty, health and more. Following the Shopping Premier stop by The Ridge Golf Club for free wine tasting from 8:00-10:30p. The first 200 women who attend will receive a free wine glass. Light appetizers will be served with a free will donation benefiting The Bridge. Saturday the event resumes at 9:00a at New Life Reformed Church. Main stage events include a cooking demo by Plum’s from Sioux Falls, live music from Emma Gulker and Lydia Van Kley and new this year is a Make It/Take It class sponsored by Ground Effects and Petals and Perks. Participants will get hands-on instructions on how to make a beautiful decoration that they get to take home. Cost for these classes is $50/each. Those interested must register and pay ahead of time by contacting the Sioux Center Chamber office. We have many fun giveaways, hourly door prizes and grand prizes. Food will be available. Come and go as your schedule allows. Admission is FREE. A complete listing of vendors and breakout sessions is available at www.siouxcentrchamber.com or our Facebook page: SC Chamber Commerce.

3rd ANNUAL KINGDOM BOUNDARIES PRISON AFTER CARE BANQUET is scheduled for Mon., Oct. 23, with fellowship from 5:30-6:30 & the dinner/program from 6:30-8:00p, at the Carmel Ref. Church. Music provided by Jeff Shaffer and testimonies from present and past residents of “The Carpenter Shop” and “The Masters House”. RSVP to Rhonda at 605-695-0059 or email rhonda.h@kingdomboundaries.org.