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September 29, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – September 29, 2019

       Ben Wiersma…Guest Preacher     

Preparation for Worship: “O God, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness.” Amen (Eph. 3:18-19)

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship: Matthew 11:28-30

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: SW#11:1,2 “You’re Worthy of My Praise”

WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Law: Responsive Reading of the Law (PH pg. 1017)

Prayer of Confession

Word of Assurance: I John 1:5,7

Song of Assurance: SW#61:1-4 “Nothing but the Blood”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Bethany Christian Services; 2. Love INC

Offertory

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Song of Preparation: #762:1,2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I John 2:1-6  

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Walk of Faith”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: SW#48:1,2 “Freely, Freely”

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”
*Postlude

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)    

* indicates congregation stand

pianist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Doug & Sandy Pollema, Deacon Ryan Fedders

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Waylon & Melissa Pollema, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

NURSERY TODAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Abby Fedders, Riley Grevengoed, Cory Ney; PM Sean Baccam Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Abigail  Kats, Maeva Haveman, Teagan De Jager; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

USHERS FOR OCT: Randy Winterfeld, Justin Pollema, Eric Rens, Brian Rozeboom

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT/OCT: Sept. 29: Ben Vant Hul & Justin Pollema; Oct. 6: Tim Kats, Jacob Westra; Oct. 13: Sam Scholten, Andrew Hoekstra; Oct. 20: Alex Westra, Scott Kroese

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. Love INC

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Sioux City Gospel Mission

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ken & Mary L.                           NEXT SUNDAY: Rick & Koni Leusink

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                      NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley                                      

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Rob Westra to Justin Van Zee; Mrs. Sid Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Evan Wielenga to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Larry Wielenga to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Randy Winterfeld to Lauren & Connie Runia; Eric Zomermaand to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

10:45 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2

  7:00 PM        Mission Guild. Lesson 1. Opening Prayer: Eleanor Feenstra; Closing Prayer: Arlene               

                          Van’t Hul.

   7:00 PM       YPS. Can Food Drive. Devotions: Jaiden B. & Haley D.; Lunch: Blaike B., Lane D., Madison E.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 29, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL As brothers and sisters in Christ, let us “worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23 NIV). Welcome, all! 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. 

WE WELCOME Ben Wiersma as he leads our worship services today.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin today after the morning service. Adults of all ages are invited to attend in the council room.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Baylor Rae Pollema, infant daughter of Kyle & Shae, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

THE MEN’S CHORUS will be singing on October 20. Please come and join us in singing a beautiful arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision”. Practice will follow the morning service on October 6 & 13.

SENIORS, if you need a ride to church on a Sunday, call Karen at the church office (439-1626). She has a list of people who are willing to give rides.

THE YPS will be going door-to-door on Wednesday, Oct. 2, collecting pantry items for the Hull Food Pantry. If you are not contacted and would like to donate, please place your items in the church kitchen. A list of items needed is in your church mailbox.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: You are invited to attend Christian Fellowship this year as we begin the study titled “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper. Join us twice a month on Sunday evenings to discuss how we can better serve our LORD and Savior. Our first meeting will be Sunday, October 20th, after church in the Youth Building.  Please note the change of date! New members are welcome!

HULL CHAMBER invites all ladies to the Annual Ladies Night of Hope Event – Wed., Oct. 9, at the Western Event Center – an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the American Cancer Society! Vendor Fair starts at 5:00p, catered meal by ROK Catering at 6:30p. Entertainment: Jaden Van Schepen & Sierra Nielsen as well as a presentation by Michelle Kuiken, owner of Proper Place. Michelle is a Professional Organizer and Coach in Northwest Iowa, who helps women restore order to their homes and lives! Cloth tablecloths will be provided, cupcakes are available for dessert and the meal will be served at the tables! If you’d like to host a table or just need a chair, call 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org soon! The price of your ticket is your donation to the American Cancer Society.

THANK YOU: We often stand in amazement as we open the mail each day and witness the Lord’s faithfulness through the financial gifts entrusted to the Luke Society. It’s selfless people like the members of First CRC who help us fulfill our ministry’s calling to bring the Gospel message through the means of health to the ends of the earth. Thank you for your continued support and for committing yourselves to furthering Christ’s kingdom here on earth. -The Luke Society

THANK YOU! We won the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant! If you’re in the neighborhood see what we did there. Please stop by to help us celebrate! We’ve got cookies, coffee and punch, and prizes for the Kids! Thank you for supporting us! This $25,000 is just as much yours as ours, because we could not have won without you!

                                                                                                                        -Center for Financial Education

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

We extend our Christian sympathy to Shirley, Nic & Corinne Van Engen in the passing of Shirley’s father, Tony Buist, on Wednesday evening. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Matt De Wild was admitted to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls on Wednesday due to shortness of breath. He was scheduled to undergo tests on Thursday. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing for Matt.

Pete Pollema is regaining his strength and doing well. Pray for continued healing.

Pray for Jarvis De Wild as he anticipates esophageal surgery on Wednesday, October 2. Pray the surgery will go well and that Jarvis will be cancer free.  

Continue to keep Sharon Soodsma in your prayers. The result of the activation of the electrodes for Sharon is uncertain. She is still suffering a lot of pain. Please pray for relief from the pain.  

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Gerrit Van Der Zwaag, father of Cal Van Der Zwaag, continues his recovery at the Sioux Center hospital.  We give thanks for progress made and pray for continued steps forward. Along the way we pray for encouragement and patience. We pray for Cal and family as they support him.

We pray for those dealing with illness, recovering from injuries, and for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.

We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We pray for Eileen as well as she supports him. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   WCHS: Please note that Western Christian’s Fall Music Concert will be on Thursday, October 17, and not October 10.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, October 1. Individuals and family members living with mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

YOU ARE INVITED to a monthly community prayer meeting with a global focus on Wed., Oct. 2, from 7:30-8:30p at Common Place Church in Rock Valley (1129 Main St.). The global focus will be 3 countries in SE Asia. The local focus will be Habitat for Humanity. Future gatherings will be on the 1st Wednesday of each month and will be hosted and led by members of various local churches. There is a different global and local focus at each meeting. Come and check it out!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Pizza Ranch Impact Night! Call up your friends and plan to eat together at the Orange City Pizza Ranch on Monday, October 7, from 5:00-8:00 PM. It’s a Community Impact Event to benefit Siouxland Habitat for Humanity and our mission to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Plan on taking home a few extra goodies from the bake sale as well!

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, is going to be in our area on October 8&9. He will meet with families to help with the important Christian responsibility of appointing a guardian and trustee as part of a will plan. He will also help you develop the best possible plan to meet your family’s needs and to ensure the ministries closest to your heart will be cared for as well. For more information, call Ann Zacek at Barnabas toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule a complimentary appointment with Jim..

DORDT UNIVERSITY: Friday, Oct. 11 & Sat., Oct 12 Dordt hosts its Defender Days celebration with a wide range of events, including the 4th Avenue Jazz Concert at 3:00p on Friday, the Fall Music Festival with Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Bella Voce, Chorale, and Concert Choir at 7:00p on Friday, and a hymn festival on Saturday at 10:30a presented by Dordt Alumni, beginning with an extended prelude by Chris Teeuwsen (Redeemer University, Ontario) and a hymn sing directed by Martin Tel (Princeton Theological Seminary) and Carrie Groenewold (Dordt University Organist). Go to www.dordt.edu for more Defender Days weekend highlights.

HULL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE is Tuesday, October 15, from 12:00-6:00p in the Hull Library. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

WELCOME TO MEDICARE: A free two-hour seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Sioux Center Health will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, from 7:00-9:00PM at Sioux Center Health, Conference Room 1&2. Registration required by Oct. 11th. Call 722-8309 and leave a message. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A&B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits, Part D, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplement Insurance.  SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa and does not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.

BRAHMS REQUIEM: Have you always wanted to sing the Brahms Requiem? The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus begins this year’s season with a special fall session of rehearsals to get ready for a collaborative performance of the Brahms Requiem in English, with the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra on April 7, 2020! Fall rehearsals will be Tuesday nights 7:30-9:30p from October 22 – November 20 in the choir room at Northwestern College. Regular spring rehearsals will begin again on January 14, 2020. Join us for this masterpiece of choral literature and see what SCOC is all about!

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE (April 2-14, 2020): Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul’s 1nd and 3rd missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary hosts this inspirational tour. For more information, visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110.