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September 25, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 25, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen  

WE GATHER TOGETHER

Prelude 

*Call to Worship

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

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other

*Hymn of the Nations: #457:1,2,4-6 “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”

WE REPENT OF OUR SINS TO GOD

God’s Law: From the Psalms (PH pg 1015)

Prayer of Repentance  

Hymn of Confession: #268:1-3 “Lord, I Pray”

Words of Assurance

Congregational Prayer

WE LISTEN TO WHAT GOD TELLS US

*Hymn of Preparation:  #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”      

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Samuel 18

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Heart Shaped by God”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #452:1-4 “He Leadeth Me”

WE CHALLENGE OURSELVES

We tithe for: 1. Parking Lot; 2. Bethany Christian Services

Offertory

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #322:1 “God, the Father of Your People”   

*Postlude                          

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Matt & Bethany Bosma, Elder Gerald Jansen

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Loren & Gaylene Bouma, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Cheryl Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Braden Baccam, Aubri Fedders, Teagen De Jager; PM Jake Ney Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sally Hoogland, Mary Leusink, Haley Wielenga, Madison Emerick, Haley Driesen; PM Seth Oostenink Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Gary Kats, Dave Snieder, Grant Vanden Bosch, Evan Wielenga

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Parking Lot; 2. Bethany Christian Services

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Clark & Lavonne V.S.; NEXT SUNDAY: Eldon & Lisa V.S.

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Julie    NEXT SUNDAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                      

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                            NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Jay De Wit to Kevin Schutte; Noah De Yager to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Ken Draayer to Lauren Runia; Kevin Driesen 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    Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM    Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2 Discover Ephesians

   2:00 PM    Bereans. Lesson 2. Hostess: Betty Bolkema

   6:45 PM    Cadet Kickoff meeting at the Cadet Clubhouse (see announcement in insert)

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 25, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of Christ, welcome to our church. Please greet those around you with a word of peace. 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. 

THIS EVENING we welcome Pastor Carl Klompien as he leads our evening service. His message is from Exodus 32 titled “Laying It On the Line”.

THE OFFERING next Sunday is for the Hull Sack Pack Program. This program seeks to connect needs and resources to decrease childhood hunger by providing supplemental food for children to take home on weekends. Every Friday during the school year approximately 120-130 sack pack bags are distributed. Hull & Boyden students in all 5 schools, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are able to take advantage of this program.

REMINDER: I am working on updating the directory. If you have a new address, phone number, or email address, 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. Thank you!  -Karen

PLEASANT ACRES CARE CENTER is in need of volunteers to play cards with the residents. If you would be willing to donate your time for one hour a week from 9:30-10:30a on Wednesday and/or Friday, please call Pleasant Acres at 439-2758 and ask for the Activity Department.

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool. Call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend if you have any questions.

CADET KICK OFF MEETING will be Wed., Sept. 28th at 6:45p. Meet at the clubhouse. After opening ceremonies we will be playing “Capture the Flag” until 7:45p and will roast marshmallows until 8:30p at which time parents can come pick up your boys. Uniforms are not necessary. Parents, please pay the $15 Cadet dues at this first meeting. Parents new to Cadets are encouraged to attend the opening ceremonies and stay for a brief informational meeting immediately following. It isn’t mandatory, but it is recommended if your family is new to Cadets. Thanks! We’ll see you Wed. evening!

FOOD PANTRY DRIVE – OCTOBER 5TH: The YPS will be driving around town collecting food for the Hull Food Pantry on Wed., Oct. 5th. A listing of the food that the pantry is in need of will be in your church box next Sunday. If you will not be home that night and would still like to contribute, please bring your items to the church kitchen.

CONCERT: The choir from Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church in Milford will be performing a concert entitled “Jubilee!” at St. Paul Lutheran Church (3 miles north & 2 east of Hull) on Sat., Oct. 8, at 5:30p. A free will offering will be taken for Special Youth Challenge Ministries of NW Iowa (SYC), a non-profit, Christian based ministry. A free catered meal will follow the concert.

A NIGHT OF HOPE – an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life will be held Wed., Oct. 12, at Western. Vendor Fair starts at 5:30, a catered meal at 6:30 and our entertainment for the evening “The Beulah Comedy Hour” with Becky Bakker at 7:00p. NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY– but – you do need to reserve your seat!! Contact the Hull Chamber Office (439-1513) to RSVP.

HULL 1st CRC is again invited to worship with the men at the Cornerstone Prison Church on Friday, Oct. 21. Cornerstone is a CRC church located inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, SD. The DOC requires all visitors to complete both an access form and waiver form. If interested, please contact Val Brummel at val.brummel@gmail.com or 712-439-2260. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Oct. 2.

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for their homeownership program for a completed home in Alton. Application forms are available at Alton City Hall, our Rock Valley office or online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/. Completed applications are to be returned by Nov. 1 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247. If you have questions, contact Kurt Franje at 476-2804 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

THANK YOU to all of you who have been praying for our granddaughter, Leela. She is now home from the hospital and is continuing with out-patient rehab. She has started a special learning program set up by her school just for her. Leela’s walking, talking and thinking processes continue to improve. Pray for continued healing, particularly for her limited eye sight and use of her right arm and hand, as well as for her emotionally.                                                                                                            -Lauren & Connie Runia

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Congratulations to Jesse & Amber (Westra) Vande Weerd who were united in marriage on Friday, Sept 23. Congratulations to Ryan & Christine (Van Bemmel) Kroese who were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 24. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Mark Leusink broke both bones in his lower left arm on Saturday, September 17, and had surgery to set the breaks late that night. Pray for healing.

Give thanks that Wednesday’s surgery for a fractured hip went well for Ron Techen. Pray for a good and complete recovery.

Gary Roetman went for a CT scan in Omaha early last week. Give thanks there is no evidence of cancer. Pray for Gary as he continues with chemo.

Julianne Kats is at Pleasant Acres recovering from recent hip surgery. Pray for God’s continued healing.

Pray for Jo Westra as she recovers from a dislocated shoulder. Pray for Don Westra who is staying at Pleasant Acres while Jo recovers.

Esther Rozeboom is a resident at Aspen Heights for the time being. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Bette Marra’s chemo treatment has been put on hold because of back pain. She had an MRI on her back on Tuesday. Pray for relief from the pain and better health.

Give thanks that hip replacement surgery went well for Cliff Koele on Tuesday. Cliff returned home on Friday, September 23. Pray for a good and complete recovery.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We pray for Jerry Boer who continues his recovery after surgery to repair a torn retina. Please pray for healing and patience during his time of recovery.

We give thanks that Kaysha Steiger was able to have hip surgery this past Tuesday. She is home and doing well. We pray for her recovery and healing in the upcoming days.

We keep Dave Mulder, brother in law of Mike and Marideth Van Otterloo, in our prayers. Dave, who is being treated for cancer, was recently hospitalized due to a septic infection. He is in the ICU at Avera and his condition is very serious. Please pray for the Lord’s healing and peace in his life, as well as for his family.

We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, and Marv Boon and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Western Christian would like to invite all alumni, parents, and friends to a Dedication Program and
Community Open House at Western for the $7.5 million dollar renovation project that will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2:30p. Immediately following the dedication an Open House featuring tours of the new facilities and refreshments will be available from 3:30-7:00p. At 7:30p all are invited to stay for the Fall Music Festival featuring the choral, band, and orchestra ensembles at Western. We are able to accommodate guests who do not handle stairs well.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CFE is looking for volunteers to help out with answering phone calls from 8:30-12:00 noon Mon. thru Fri. We want people to be able to talk to a person rather than leave a message. Even if you’re only able to help a couple of hours it would make a big difference to our staff & clients. Call 722-3527. We are also looking for a part-time (afternoon) office manager/volunteer coordinator. Call for details on this position.

DORDT COLLEGE invites you to their first Pro-Tech Campus Visit Day on Sept. 30, beginning at 9:00a in the Campus center. Learn more at www.dordt.edu/pro-tech.

THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED to a guest performance by Rook, an instrumental ensemble, that performs early 16th and 17th century music. They will perform in Dordt’s Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30p.

DORDT will hold the annual Arts in the Prairie event Sat., Oct. 1, from 3:00-5:00p, with a word of welcome behind the Auditorium at 3:00. 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.

THE LUKE SOCIETY invites everyone to an open house and ice cream social on Monday, Oct. 10, from 6-8p at the Luke Society central office (3409 S. Gateway Blvd., Sioux Falls). A short program will begin at 7:00p and include a special presentation from Luke Society ministry director Dr. Paul Atem of Cameroon.  

JOIN US FOR A ZUNI DINNER catered by Kelly’s catering on October 20 at 6:00p, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Our friends will share some stories and updates about life in Zuni and what is happening at Zuni Christian Mission School this year. E-mail Kent Bosma at kbosma@zunichristianmission.org to RSVP.