September 27, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Sept. 27, 2020
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister
Preparation for worship: The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call on him in truth. Ps. 145:13,18
WE COME INTO GOD’S PRESENCE WITH PRAISE
Prelude: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” & “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #562:1,2,4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)
WE SEEK GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession: SW#40 “Create in Me a Clean Heart”
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS TO GOD
WE HEAR GOD’S HOLY WORD
God’s Law as a Guide for our Lives
*Hymn of Preparation: #759:1,2,4 “Your Word Sheds Light upon My Path” (LUYH)
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: James 1:22-25
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Hearers and Doers”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Hymn of Response: #276:1-5 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”
Recognition and thanks to Rev. Klompien
Hymn: #134:1,2 “You Servants of the Lord Our God”
*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
*Postlude: Fugue: St. Anne “O God, Our Help”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
Your offering for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Pastor Klompiens’s charity choices: (The
Luke Society & WCHS) can be placed in the offering plates on your way out
*indicates congregation stand - organist: MaryLou Wielenga
Cake & coffee/juice will be served in the front lawn following the service.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
USHERS FOR SEPT.: Brad Kats, Devin Bonestroo, Grant Vanden Bosch, Lynn Anderson
USHERS FOR OCT.: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle LeLoux, Mike Grevengoed, Mitchell Byl
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated
on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Pastor Klompien’s charity choices: (The Luke Society & Western Christian High School)
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Love INC.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk
POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Amy
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick
SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Ben
CORRESPONDENCE: Chris Hulstein to Justin Van Zee; Gerald Jansen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Terry Jansma to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Brad Kats to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Henry Kats to Lauren & Connie Runia; Lavonne Kats to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
September 27, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship in the name of Jesus. Please greet those near you with a smile and friendly word.
THIS MORNING we recognize and give thanks to Rev. Carl Klompien for his 16 years of service as Pastor of Visitation in our church. One of the ways that we are expressing our appreciation is for Rev. Klompien to choose the cause for the morning service. He has chosen The Luke Society and Western Christian High School for our second offering. The offering will be divided between the two. We will be serving cake in his honor after the service on the front lawn.
THIS EVENING Rev. Nathan Kuperus from the Ireton CRC will be leading our evening service as part of a post-classis exchange. Pastor Loren will be leading the service in the Ireton CRC.
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Loren has been appointed by classis to preach at Calvin CRC in Le Mars. Rev. Joel De Boer will be leading our worship services.
CHOIR: If you like to sing and make a joyful noise – we would love to have you join choir! Our first rehearsal will be October 4. Hope to see you there!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin meeting next Sunday, October 4th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend after the morning worship service in the council room. Any questions, contact Evan Wielenga.
NOTICE: There will be a short organizational meeting for Christian Fellowship after church next Sunday night, October 4.
THE NURSERY will be staffed again for the morning services and toys will be available beginning next Sunday morning, October 4.
YPS CAN FOOD DRIVE on Wednesday, October 7. The YPS will be walking around town October 7th picking up items for the food pantry. Please see the list in your church box. Due to COVID, please have them outside your front door for us to pick up or leave them in the church kitchen. If we miss your house, please contact one of the leaders and we will stop by your house later that week.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE the East half of the sanctuary (youth building side) will be designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half. Those who need to social distance due to age or health concerns are encouraged to sit on the East side. Members are reminded that the back 7 benches on both sides are reserved for families with small children.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: I am updating the church directory. Please call me (439-1626), email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note in my church mailbox if you have a different address, email address or phone number. If you have dropped your landline, please let me know and provide me with your cell phone number(s). If your cell phone isn’t listed and you would like it in the directory, please let me know. Thank you! -Karen
FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED COMMITTEE: Remember to turn in your pledge form to Evan Wielenga’s or Seth Oostenink’s mailbox by October 1st. Our goal is to raise $180,000 to fulfill fair share commitments to our schools and assist families who are struggling with tuition.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH: We want to thank you for your prayer support and financial support in the past and recently. We ask that you keep this church in your prayers as we look to a transition in leadership as Pastor Doug and Lee have accepted a call to the Rock Rapids CRC beginning October 1. We thank them for their years of service to this church behind the walls of the SDSP and wish them God’s blessing. We also ask that God will lead us to find the right person to fill the position of lead pastor at Cornerstone.
-Ambassador Board of Cornerstone Prison Church
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to Cody & Shelby Kiers on the birth of a daughter, Carlie June, born on Monday, Sept. 21st.
Continue to remember John Bolkema as he struggles with Parkinson’s and recovers from pneumonia.
Donna Rens continues as a patient at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray for healing. Give thanks that Jim Rens is making progress in his recovery from Covid.
Pray for Howard and Marilyn Grevengoed as they struggle with Covid. They are extremely tired.
Give thanks that George and Nancy Heynen are making progress in their recovery from Covid.
Jim Keizer was admitted to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls on Monday with Covid. Pray for healing.
Give thanks that Sandy Westra was released from the hospital on Tuesday. Pray that Sandy will continue to heal from the pneumonia associated with Covid.
Amber Vande Weerd was released from the hospital on Monday having been admitted with an infection from pneumonia. Pray for continued healing.
Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!
Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes at Rock Rapids Health Centre. He is not allowed to have visitors. Pray for him as he continues to adjust to a new living situation and as he struggles with his health. Cards would be appreciated. His address is 703 S. Union Street, Room 315, Rock Rapids, IA 51246.
Dylan Zomermaand had testing done in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. Pray that test results can provide some answers and also relief from pain.
Pray for Norma Kotman. She fell last Sunday evening, broke her wrist and had surgery on Monday morning at Avera in Sioux Falls. Pray for healing.
Esther Rozeboom has fallen a couple of times recently. Thankfully she has not broken any bones but she does have some pain. Pray for relief.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra, Goldie Veldman; Hegg Health Center: LeRoy Jongetjes; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Friendly Horizons: Esther Rozeboom; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS
We continue to pray for those who continue their recovery from recent surgeries. We pray for their strengthening.
We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for their healing.
We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.
We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.
Western Christian High School will be conducting their annual Stewardship Day on Wednesday, October 7. We are looking for opportunities for our students to serve our local communities through yard work, painting, cleaning, and other volunteer activities. If you are in need of work that needs to be done around your residence, please contact the school by Tuesday, September 29, at 712-439-1013.
HCS is looking for more substitute paraprofessionals and teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in substituting at HCS, please call the office at 439-2273.
JUSTICE FOR ALL: You’re invited to join us at the combined Fall Banquet & Annual Meeting/Fall Auction on Thurs., Oct. 1. Dinner at 6:00p at the Parkview Events Center of Rock Valley. Due to COVID, we will not be inviting a ministry partner to travel this year, but you will hear from many of them virtually! There will be a short business meeting. The Fall Auction will be looking a bit different this year, as much of it will be online. There will be a Silent Auction at the event and a complete list of online items will also be available. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 476-2804 or emailing email@example.com.
ATLAS OF SIOUX CENTER sends a special invitation to everyone to attend their “Walk the Talk” event on Thursday, October 1. It will be held at the Sioux Center Outdoor Track from 7:00-9:00p. Come and go as you wish! It is FREE to attend. Any donations are welcome but not required. T-shirts also available for purchase. We just want to encourage people to connect with others and enjoy some time outdoors! We hope to see you there.
BETHANY’S “FAMILY CHANGES EVERYTHING”, live national broadcast, an inspiring evening benefitting children and families, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00p EST. Registration is free but required! This evening will NOT be broadcast on social media. Join us for an event that will be all about family. We’ll be led in a time of worship by singer/songwriter David Crowder, enjoy performances from Grammy-award-winners Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs, and hear a powerful message from pastor and author Francis Chan. We hope you can join us as we explore how together we can change the world through family. Register at Bethany.org/Family.
INSPIRATION HILLS Live & Online Fall Auction will be held on Friday, October 23. Doors open at 6:30p and the live & online auction begins at 7:00p in the Main Lodge. Visit our website at www.inspirationhills.org to register for Online Bidding and view auction items. Refreshments only will be served.