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September 30, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 30, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister   

 

Preparation for worship: “Hear my prayer, O God: listen to the words of my mouth” (Psalm 54:2 NIV). And help me also listen to you during this time of worship.

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #8:1,2 “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn: #231:1,2 “How Great Is The Love of the Father”

Baptism of Kovey Jay Bonestroo

Special Music by Sierra Nielsen & Jaden Van Schepen: “Who You Say I Am”

 

WE REPENT OF OUR SINS TO GOD

God’s Will for Our Lives

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

Words of Assurance

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Benevolence; 2. Kid’s Club

Offertory by Sierra & Jaden: “Reckless Love”

 

WE LISTEN TO WHAT GOD TELLS US

*Hymn of Preparation: #588:1-3 “Tell Your Children”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 6:1-4

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Raising G-Rated Kids in an R-Rated World” Part 3

Prayer of Application

*Song of Application: #451:1-4 “A Christian Home” (Celebration Hymnal)

 

WE CHALLENGE OURSELVES

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: “Go Now in Peace” 

*Postlude

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Cody & Kathy Bauer, Deacon Terry & DeeAnn Jansma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Harlyn & Linda Bolkema, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

 

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Sheila Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Braden Baccam, Haley Wielenga, Cory Ney; PM Brian Rozeboom Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Amber De Weerd, Jessica Wielenga, Isabella Zomermaand, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Joel Leusink Family

 

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Ted Salazar, Dan Fedders, Alex Westra, Travis Grevengoed

USHERS FOR OCT.: Randy Winterfeld, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Dean Bonestroo, Matt Bosma

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT.: Sept. 30: Grant Vanden Bosch, Ben Van’t Hul

VALET PARKING FOR OCT.: Oct. 7: Lynn Anderson, 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. Benevolence; 2. Kid’s Club

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Travis & Brittany Veldman

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Roger & Carol Vis

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                            NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Joyce Vander Well to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Nic Van Engen to Kevin Schutte; Lee Van Grouw to Lauren Runia (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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

   6:00 PM       Evening Service

MONDAY

   6:45 PM       GEMS at Hope CRC. See announcement in insert

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC – Lesson 2

   7:00 PM       YPS Canned Food Drive. Devotions: Anna Z & Colin W; Lunch: Teagan DJ & Jacob E

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 2. Opening Prayer: Nelvina K; Closing Prayer: Arlene VH

 

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 30, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise” (James 5:13). In this holy time we express prayers for the hurting as well as songs of joy. 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 will witness the baptism of Kovey Jay Bonestroo, infant son of Devin and Kate.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Acts 12:1-19 (text vs. 5) titled “Surprised by Prayer”.

 

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS for Peg Visser: pegvisser1948@gmail.com.

 

CHURCH DIRECTORY: I am working on the new directory and would appreciate it if you would let me know if you have a new address, email address or phone number. Also, let me know if you would like to include your cell phone number. Call me at 439-1626 (leave a message if I’m not in), email me at hull1crc@mtcnet.net or leave a note in my church mailbox with any updates you have. Thank you! –Karen

 

GEMS will meet Monday, Oct. 1, from 6:45-8:30p. This year’s theme is “Be a Blessing.” Throughout the year we will be working on blessing projects. Our first blessing project is Operation Christmas Child. As a GEMS ministry a goal of 6,000 boxes has been set. As a club we hope to fill at least 10 boxes. There is a list of items we are collecting on our Facebook pages, “Hull GEMS.” We are asking each GEM to donate toward the project. We will also need monetary donations to cover the shipping costs.

 

CHOIR: Come one…come all to the first choir rehearsal of the season. Our first rehearsal is next Sunday, Oct. 7 after the morning service in the front of church. We would love to have a big choir again:) Hope to see you there!!

 

PASTOR LOREN will be taking a week of vacation followed by a week of study time/sermon planning from Tues., Oct. 2 - Tues., Oct. 16. In case of a special need, you may call Rev. Klompien or your Care Group Elder.

 

CHECK OUT Raising Arrows, the newest DVD added to our church library. Raising Arrows is produced by Family Life and tells the story of a couple seeking to intentionally raise their children to know the Lord. This video reinforces many points made in the current sermon series “Raising G-Rated Kids in an R-Rated World”.

 

MY SINCERE THANKS to all who expressed their sympathy to me in the recent loss of my sister and brother-in-law. Thank you for your prayers, cards, visits, food, and gifts that showed you cared. Thank you to my Care Group for the special gift given in their memory. Your love and kindness touched my heart and will long be remembered. How good it is to belong to a loving church family. –Darlene Wallenburg

 

THANK YOU to everyone for your expressions of sympathy following the passing of our sister. Thank you also to our Care Groups for the flowers and to Pastor & Norma Kotman for their visit. It was very much appreciated!

                                                                                    --Duck Lokhorst & Esther Rozeboom

 

THANK YOU for your prayers, cards, visits, calls and gifts of food. God is good and the healing of my knee is coming along. Thank you also to Pastor Loren & Norma for their visit, phone calls and prayers. Praise be to our God & Father for His love shown to us.  –Donna & Jim Rens

 

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children? If you are 55 or better, the FGP would love to help you get started! For more information, call the Foster Grandparent office at 476-2628 or view their website at www.rvrseniorvolunteerprograms.org. SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM: Would you like to make a difference for other adults in the Hull Area? If you are 55 or better the Senior Program would love to help you get started! Volunteer benefits may be available. Senior Companion volunteers work with adults one-on-one to help them maintain their independence in their own homes through visiting and assistance. For more information, call the office at 476-2628.

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS: CBI’s annual Send-A-Card program powerfully brings the joy of Christ and Christmas into a very dark place. Guidelines: 1) English/Spanish cards (no foil, stickers, glitter, glue pop-up parts or paint and NO homemade layered cards; 2) you may add a special greeting, encouragement, or Bible verse (CBI will personalize it with a student’s name); 3) Sign only your FIRST name or “a brother/sister in Christ” (no unsigned cards accepted) 4) place cards in a blank envelope and DO NOT SEAL! A box is on the narthex table for your cards. Cards are due by November 15.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • We extend our Christian sympathy to Cheryl and Henry Kats in the passing of her mother, Christina Velgersdyk, who passed away last Sunday. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, at 10:30a at the First CRC in Rock Valley. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 at Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
  • Lou Krommendyk had surgery on her arm on Monday in Sioux City as the result of a fall on September 22. Pray for healing.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with radiation on his right thigh. Pray for good results.
  • Matt De Wild continues to work hard in therapy. Matt, LuAnn and Josh are grateful for your prayers. Matt’s address is: Room 424, Craig Hospital, 3425 South Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113.
  • Give thanks for progress in Faye Kroese’s recovery from West Nile. Please call before visiting. Texting is very difficult for Faye.
  • Heath Stoker continues to improve but is still fatigued from the chemo and transplant. Please continue to keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers as they adjust to a new normal and try to remain extremely healthy.
  • Remember Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers as he recovers from recent hernia surgery.
  • Darla Van’t Hul continues to recover from the scope surgery. Pray for healing.
  • Doctors at Mayo Clinic discovered a blood clot in Lisa Wiersma’s heart. She will be on blood thinners for three months. Her last chemo is scheduled for this week. Pray for healing.
  • Pray for Al Rens at Pleasant Acres as he recovers from recent back surgery.
  • Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:           

  • Trent Hulstein, youngest son of Josh & Kaylee Hulstein was admitted to the hospital with respiratory issues. We pray for his strength, healing, and recovery.
  • Case Schilling, son-in-law of Tim & Vicki Lammers, severely injured his hand in a farm-related accident this week. We pray for his recovery.
  • We keep Wilma Heynen in our prayers as she receives radiation treatment for cancer. We pray for God’s encouragement and healing mercies.
  • We pray for those who continue their recoveries from recent surgeries.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Grace Dykstra at Pleasant Acres, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. 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

   All are invited to the Friends of Western Banquet on Thurs., Oct. 11, at 5:30p. The cost per meal is $10. Orlin Te Slaa, a 1976 graduate of Western, will share some of his thoughts about Christian education. There will be a recital by MaryLou Wielenga on the new Steinway Grand Piano donated to Western. Please RSVP at 439-1013 or wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com before Oct. 8 to make your reservation.

     

                                                REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE “NAMI” Support Group will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tues., Oct. 2, from 7-9p. Presenter: Shelly Rock – “Make It OK – Stop mental illness stigma”. 

6TH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OF HOPE will be held on Wed., Oct. 10 with a Vendor Fair at 5:00p, a catered meal at 6:30p and Kat Perkins will be performing at 7:00p. THIS IS A DONATION ONLY EVENT! Your donation is your gift to the American Cancer Society! Every day, the American Cancer Society is saving lives!! Here is one way WE can make an impact and join in the FIGHT FOR A CURE—Fight CANCER IN ALL COLORS! To be a table hostess or reserve your seat, please contact Faye at the Hull Chamber Office at 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org.

DORDT: Guest artist Jennifer Youngs, soprano, will present a vocal recital at Dordt at 7:30p on Friday, Oct. 12 in the Auditorium. Youngs is currently serving on the voice faculty and is Director of Opera at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. The recital is free and open to the public.

DORDT: Defender Days celebration is Oct. 19&20 with a wide range of events including the Small Music Festival with Jazz Band, Kantorei, and Bella Voce at 3p on Friday, the Fall Music Festival with Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorale, and Concert Choir at 7p on Friday and the Organ Showcase at 11a on Saturday. Go to www.dordt.edu for more Defender Days weekend highlights.

1ST FALL INSPIRATION HILLS AUCTION will be held Fri., Oct. 26! The proceeds will go toward the kitchen remodel. Come for the fellowship, food, and amazing items. The doors open at 6:00p when you can look over the donated items and enjoy soup and dessert. The auction begins at 7:00p.

REGISTRATION is now open for the weekend with the Shepards! Speakers: Rev. Walt and Valerie Shepard. Come to Orange City November 2-3!! See the flyer on the bulletin board in the back of church for more information. Register online at www.shepards.eventbrite.com or purchase discounted tickets at Radio Shack in Sheldon, Rock Valley or Orange City.

SAVE THE DATE! The Fourth Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet will be held on Mon.,

Oct. 29, from 5:30-8:00p at the Carmel Reformed Church in rural Rock Valley. Fellowship time and silent auction: 5:30-6:30p. Dinner, testimonials, and a ministry update: 6:30-8:00p. Please RSVP Rhonda at 605-695-0059 or email rhonda.h@kingdomboundaries.org or on-line at www.kingdomboundaries.org/events/. MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 30, 2018