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September 25, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –Sept. 25, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.” (Ps. 98:1-3)

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #473:1,3 “To God Be the Glory”

  

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Gratitude: #557:1,2,4 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #468:1,3 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 4:17-5:2

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Forgive Each Other”

Prayer of Application

Song of Response: #545:1-3 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion

  (Larry Wielenga will sing LUYH #840 “Behold the Lamb” during the distribution of the elements)

Hymn of Response: #182:1-3 “Give Thanks to God, for Good Is He”

Offering: Benevolence

WE LEAVE TO DO HIS WILL

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #559:1,3 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

*Postlude

   Please allow teachers/students to exit first

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Randy & Sandy Westra, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Cory & Sherry De Wit, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Christine Kroese, Emelia Veldman, Kaden Struik, Riley Grevengoed; PM Evan Wielenga Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Dezi Oostenink, Isabella Zomermaand, Kyrin De Groot; PM Tyler Bonestroo Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Dean Bonestroo, Jason Kats, Ryan Kroese, Greg Vanden Bosch

USHERS FOR OCT.:       Ryan Bolkema, Don Krommendyk, Eric Rens, Eric Zomermaand

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT.: Sept. 25: Zach Mouw, Dan Bonestroo; Oct. 2: Ryan Kroese, Justin Pollema; Oct. 9: Dalton Westra, Lynn Anderson; Oct. 15: Dan Bonestroo, Scott Kroese

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Sept. 26: Dave Vant Hul; Oct. 2: Waylon 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: Mission Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Pete & Nelva                               NEXT SUNDAY: Waylon & Melissa

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                                                                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle Te Slaa                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Maureen Veldman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Roger Vis to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Ken Visser to Lauren & Connie Runia; Daryl Wesselink to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Lonni Westphal to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

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

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

  10:00 AM     Coffee Break at Hope CRC

    6:45 PM      Cadets – meet in the clubhouse in full uniform for a regular meeting. Do Lesson 29 in

                          Discovering God’s Word series.

    6:45 PM      GEMS – meet at Hope CRC

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 25, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob. Praise the Lord!” (Ps. 146:5,10 NRSV). We welcome you as we seek God’s help and praise him in worship. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 MORNING we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.

CHOIR is starting this morning after the service. We would love to see you there!

THIS EVENING Pastor Barry Miedema’s message is from Mark 6:14-29 titled “Under Pressure”.

THE MEETING Wednesday night with Martha Hulshof was very informative. She answered questions and explained what needs to be done to welcome a family to Hull. An information sheet explaining things will be in your mailbox soon. In the coming weeks, there will be a congregational vote to decide if our church will support a refugee family from Ukraine. We will not be able to do this without people’s help. Please pray how God would want to use you.

CHURCH NURSERY: Our church has been blessed with many small children who utilize the nursery. It is important that we staff the nursery with a minimum of two responsible adults. If you are unable to serve at your scheduled time, please find another adult to serve in your place. Thank you!

LADIES/MEN who are able to help at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 27, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

GEMS kicks off their season this week Wed., Sept. 28, 6:45-8:30p at Hope CRC. GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior and is open to all 2nd through 8th grade girls. During our meetings we learn about developing a relationship with Jesus, work on badges, and make crafts.

NOTICE: The Evangelism Committee is meeting with Sos and Kara Maletoungou on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:00p at the Pizza Ranch. If you would like to join us in connecting with them, please call Dave Vande Griend before Oct. 3 at 439-1448.

REV. HEYBOER returned from Nigeria a few weeks ago and plans to share his overall findings along with an update on our ministry to African widows and orphans from violence. Those who are interested are invited to come, to share, and to ask questions. We will meet at the Pizza Ranch on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00p. Call Vell Keizer by October 7th if you plan to attend.

THE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Bible Study will begin meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2, after the evening worship service. New members are invited to join us as we study God’s Word and discuss the sermon from the morning worship service. We plan to meet the first and third Sunday evenings in the Youth Building. Join us for a light supper, fellowship, and seeking to further apply the Pastor’s message to our lives. For more information, contact Ken & Mary Leusink or Larry & MaryLou Wielenga.

YOUR PRAYERS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT for the Sack Pack program and Hull Food Pantry would be appreciated as our numbers have greatly increased. The Sack Pack numbers have jumped from 103 to 152 this school year. Please remember these programs in this upcoming year. Thanks!

     

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that Taylyn Vander Schaaf is doing well. Her last echo was good. She is scheduled for another echo in two months and if that’s good then follow-up echoes will be about every six months.

Maddox Kooima’s heart procedure has been postponed for four weeks. Pray for good health and development for Carver and Maddox.

Eleanor Kiers will be having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday in Sioux Center. Pray for healing.   

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Howard Grevengoed fell on Monday and hit the back of his head. He was in the hospital for a day and a half. Pray for him as he recovers.

Continue to remember Rick Van Hill as he receives treatments for cancer. Pray for strength, energy, encouragement, and healing. He will have another immunotherapy treatment on Monday.

Continue to remember Cambria Van Middendorp in your prayers. Pray for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Remember Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) as she deals with colon cancer. They are meeting with the doctors regarding plans for treatment for quality of life. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Loren Van Otterloo continues with treatments. He will have some more imaging done soon so pray that there is encouraging news on that.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as the last scans were encouraging. We also pray for Mike and for the rest of the family as she continues with chemo.

Pray for those who are struggling with an addiction, emotional hurt, depression, and mental illness.

Pray for our families, our marriages, that God would strengthen them, guide them, and be honored in them.

Pray for those who cannot join us in worship, that they would be comforted and feel close to the congregation.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western is selling mums again for FFA.  For more information email us FFA@westernchristianhs.com. Look for updates on the Western Christian Facebook and Instagram page.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORLD RENEW is commemorating 60 years of living justice, loving mercy and serving Christ around the world. Because of the impact your generosity has made, we couldn’t image celebrating without you! It’s an opportunity for us to come together to reflect and rejoice over what God has done through the commitment we share of bringing hope to those we serve. We will enjoy some great food and entertainment and hear how World Renew desires to re-imagine our future forward together. Please invite others! The event will be in Orange City on Sept. 29th at 6:00p at Prairie Winds Event Center.

DORDT UNIVERSITY Honors Recital will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. Performers in the honors recital have all received named music scholarships made possible by Dordt donors. All are welcome to a reception honoring the performers in the lobby of the auditorium following the recital.

DORDT UNIVERSITY student Emma DeVries will present a senior voice recital at 7:30p on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Auditorium. All are welcome to a reception following the recital.

THE LUKE SOCIETY invited you to an open house from 3:30-6:30p, Tuesday, October 11, at our central office (3409 S. Gateway Blvd.) in Sioux Falls. We will be joined in fellowship by longtime Luke Society ministry director and Africa regional coordinator Dr. John Oduro-Boateng of Ghana. Light refreshments will be served. Come and go as you please.

HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a 2023 home build in Sioux Center. Applications forms are available online at:

https//www.siouxlandhabitat.org/own-a-home/application-process.html or call 712-255-6244 to receive one. The application period ends October 31.

JFA invites you to join us at the combined Annual Meeting/Fall Auction on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Parkview Events Center of Rock Valley. A delicious meal will be served from 5:00-6:30p (a freewill gift will be taken for the meal). At 6:15p there will be a BUSINESS MEETING which will include celebrating JFA ministry from the past year and looking at opportunities ahead, as well as presenting a new budget and new board member. Then at 6:30p our FALL AUCTION will begin with Mark Zomer and company. There will also be auction items online from Oct. 13-31 that you can bid on at zomerbid.com. We hope you can join us for this very important fund-raiser for JFA ministry efforts!