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September 27, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 27, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  

Preparation for Worship: “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Ps. 139:23-23

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude 

*Responsive Call to Worship: (Psalm 100)

                                        Pastor:      Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

                                        People:     Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

                                        Pastor:      Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us and we are his;

                                        People:     we are his people the sheep of his pasture.

                                        Pastor:      Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and

                                                          praise his name.

                                        People:     For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues

                                                          through all generations.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: SW#22:1,2 “Great Is the Lord”

Baptism of Grayson David Kooima

Baptism Hymn: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)            pianist: Connie Grevengoed

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

The Law: Exodus 20:1-17

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession in Unison: Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #868:1,2 “That’s Why We Praise Him” (LUYH)

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Bethany Christian Services; 2. The Banquet

Piano Offertory by Susan De Yager

WE LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #429:1-3 “They’ll Know We Are Christians” (Celebration Hymnal)     

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 7:1-6

God’s Word Proclaimed: Judging Others”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #657:1-4 “Cleanse Me” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #429:4 “They’ll Know We Are Christians” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Postlude

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand -  organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Harry & Dee Meendering, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jake & Kari Ney, Deacon Kyle Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Stephanie Struik, Shirley Van Engen, Jacob Emerick, Sawyer Rozeboom, Haley Driesen; PM Mark Fedders Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Betty Vande Griend, Emily Van Schepen, Chandler Pollema, Dylan Zomermaand, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Shad Kats Family

USHERS FOR OCT.: Terry Jansma, Dan Bonestroo, Cody Bauer, Ryan Bolkema

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Gideons

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: John & Amy Emerick                 NEXT SUNDAY: Dan & Dana Fedders

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jon                            NEXT SUNDAY: Sally                                   

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                      NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE:  Harlan Mouw to Kevin Schutte; Jake Ney to Justin Van Zee; Jim Oostenink Steve & Tara Dekkers; Seth Oostenink to Lauren Runia; Brody Pollema to Rev. Jan

Van Ee

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        Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study in the Youth Building

WEDNESDAY

    6:30 AM       Men’s Bible Study – Lesson 21 “Discernment-Understanding”.  New members welcome! Books are available in the church office.

    9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2 “Discover Acts-Part 1: The Early Church”

    2:00 PM        Bereans. Lesson 2. Hostess: Jo Westra

    6:30 PM        Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls. Meet in the lower parking lot to car pool.

    6:45 PM        Cadets meet at the clubhouse in full uniform. Do Lesson A-1 in your Sept. Quest.

    7:00 PM        YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Leaders; Lunch: Leaders will provide Pizza for supper – Meet at Sean & Steph Baccam’s house.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 27, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  James tells us to sing songs of praise, confess our sins to one another and pray for one another. We gather to do all these things. 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. 

THIS MORNING we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Grayson David, infant son of Travis & Megan Kooima.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL begins today. Adults of all ages are invited to attend our study which meets every other Sunday in the Council Room at 10:45a.

THIS EVENING Rev. Mark Vande Zande from Orange City will lead our service. His message is taken from 2 Peter 3 titled “There Is Coming a Day”.  Pastor Loren will be at First CRC in Sheldon.

THE MONEY collected from the Sunday School offerings this year will go towards purchasing items out of the World Renew Gift Catalog. Each of the items in the catalog helps World Renew come alongside people in poverty to provide them with food, shelter, emergency assistance, animal-raising, training and much more.

YPS is meeting on Wed. at Sean & Steph Baccam’s house. Leaders will do the devotions and provide pizza!

CADETS will meet at the clubhouse on Wed. at 6:45p in full uniform. Do Lesson A-1 in your Sept. Quest. If you haven’t paid your dues, please bring these along also! Parents of 4th graders: if you didn’t pick up a shirt at the first meeting, feel free to contact Ken Zevenbergen and make arrangements to pick one up and pay for it, or pick one up Wed. night before the meeting.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will meet next Sunday evening, Oct. 4, after the evening service in the Youth Building. Our leader will be Larry Hoekstra. We will be studying “Living God’s Grace”. New members are always welcome!

A GATHERING of college and career singles is planned for Sunday evening, October 11, at 7:15p in the Youth Building. We met last year once a month on a Sunday evening. Let’s talk about what we want to do this year. Questions: contact Curt Van Grouw (712-451-8272), curtisvangrouw@gmail.com or Pastor Loren 439-1123.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Albert Kroese, formerly of Hull, will be held on Oct. 3, at 1:30p at church. Interment will follow at Hope Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Oct. 3 from 10:30-11:45 at church.

YOUTH RALLY – HAPPY THE DOG is coming to the Shed on Oct. 7th! Take your Youth Group…invite your friends…join us as we sing together with Troy Kooima and his band! Then stick around to hear from Jason Taylor! The shed is located at 3143 Goldfinch Ave., Hull. Nachos at 6:30p; Praise and Worship 7-8p.

YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT: Minn-I-Kota Youth, Synod of the Heartland, and Inspiration Hills, are partnering to bring you a YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT ON Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Join us in the rolling hills outside of Inwood in the beautiful Eagle Crest Lodge at Inspiration Hills. Our theme is “OVERWHELMED +” from Psalm 61:2. Join us for an encouraging and uplifting weekend: a time to learn, network, retreat, rest, and reconnect with God. Register online at minnikotayouth.net before Oct. 15th.

SAVE THE DATE!! The Hull Chamber is excited to welcome Mark Schultz with Love & the Outcome as they present their holiday tour “A Different Kind of Christmas, on Sat., Dec. 12, at 7:00p at Western. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1, with internet tickets available now at www.itickets.com/events/345991.html. 

THANK YOU to our dedicated people who have delivered Meals on Wheels in September. They were: Jean D.J., John & Betty B., Berdena B., Liz S. and Howard & Marilyn G. Your willingness is appreciated.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Give thanks that Henry Brinks continues to make good progress. Pray for complete healing. Visitors are always welcome. Just knock and walk in!

Duane Vande Griend is resting at home after having been released from the hospital on Tuesday. Give thanks for good progress.

Joyce DeVries moved to Aspen Heights on Wednesday. Pray that she will be able to return home soon.

Give thanks that Wyatt Van Otterloo was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is doing well.

Give thanks that Joyce Kroese is feeling better. She has resumed chemo treatments. Pray for God’s healing.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Addison Pfingsten has an appointment at Mayo Clinic on tomorrow and will stay until Oct. 5. She will be hospitalized October 2-5 for monitoring to determine the cause of her seizures and also to check her Chiari malformation. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Addison.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo.

Give thanks with Gary & Susan Roetman for a really good report for Gary. CT scan this week showed no cancer. Gary and Susan so appreciate your prayers and words of encouragement.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Evelyn Dykstra has been hospitalized at St. Luke’s hospital in Sioux City for pain management related to the compression fracture she has in her back. She is also recovering from a broken wrist. Please pray for her comfort, healing, and for wisdom for the family as they make decisions for Evelyn’s care.

Luke Hulstein, the youngest son of Josh & Kaylee Hulstein, had surgery to remove infected lymph nodes from his chin. He also had another procedure that will help him with his swallowing. We pray for his continued healing.

Gary Roetman, father of Matt Roetman, has received very good news that after recent tests, no cancer has been detected. He will have four more chemotherapy treatments and then he will be finished. The family is thankful for the thoughts, prayers, and expressions of encouragement that have been offered to them over the past few months. We praise God with them for this good news.

We continue to pray for healing for Arnold Nielsen, father of Martin Nielsen, as he recovers from a hand injury and hopes to have heart surgery as soon as he is able.

Please keep Dave Pluim in your prayers as he continues monitoring his heart condition. We pray for answers, effective treatment and healing.

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

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Hull Christian 6th, 7th, & 8th graders are selling World’s Finest Chocolate until Oct. 6.

      Western would like to invite all friends of Western to the Western Christian Foundation Banquet in Western’s Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:00p. The cost of the meal is $10. Karen Christians, English teacher at Western, and Kylie Miller, our new Ag instructor, will inspire you with their presentations, tours will be given of the renovations being done, and finally the evening will conclude with the Fall Music Festival in the gym at 7:30p. This is a wonderful night of music that will showcase the many talented musicians at Western. Please call the school at 439-1013 or email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com before Oct. 9 for reservations.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wed., Sept. 30, at 1:00p in the Royale Meadows West Community Room. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, led by Michelle Christy, will begin Wed., Sept. 30, at 7:15p at 1st Ref. Church. Women of all ages are welcome. Registration fee is $25. Call Shelly at (439-1513) to get registered.

DORDT: The community is invited to Dordt to hear Dr. Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga Jr. speak on Monday, Oct. 5, at part of the First Monday Speaker Series. Plantinga will give a lecture titled “Intellectual Love of God” at 11:00a in the Auditorium. The evening event, “Forgiving Those Who Hurt Us” will begin at 7:30p in Science and Technology Center Room 1606.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION:  Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will be in our area the week of Oct. 7-9. Call Barnabas toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule an appointment.

WOMEN’S NIGHT OF HOPE will be held Thurs., Oct. 8, at Western. The vendor fair begins at 5:30, pork loin supper at 6:30 and the featured speaker, Lisa Rambo, former contestant from The Biggest Loser, at 7:00p. Free will donation event with proceeds benefitting the Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. Reserve your seat by calling the Chamber Office at 439-1513 soon!

PROMISE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER will host “An Evening of Promise”–its 7th annual celebration and fundraiser, at 6:00p Tues., Oct. 13, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The celebration will feature the entertainment of 88improv. It includes a dinner catered by Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium, presentation of the Addink Community Service Award and a Silent Auction. Tickets on sale through Oct. 5. Purchase tickets at www.promisecelebration.eventbrite.com or call Derreck at 722-1700.

DORDT:  Wind or percussion players interested in participating in Campus-Community Band are invited to the first rehearsal Tues., Sept. 29, at 7:00p at Dordt.

FAMILIES FINDING HOPE EVENT will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22, from 6:00-8:00p at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. This event is an opportunity to gather and fellowship with others who have experienced the death of a loved one; whether it be a spouse, parent, grandparent, child, or sibling. Fun games for all ages, connecting with other families, free supper and balloon launch. Grief & coping resources are available. For questions or to RSVP contact Hospice & Home Care at 722-8108 by Monday, October 19th.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Sioux Center Women’s Expo will be held Oct. 23 & 24. This is 2 days of shopping, fun, and entertainment designed specifically for women of all ages. Visit www.siouxcenterchamber.com.