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September 3, 2017

 

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 3, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

Preparation for Worship: “The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.” Prov. 15:2

GOD WELCOMES US

Prelude

*Call to Worship: (WSB 1.2.36)

Pastor: In your wisdom, O God, you call us here to worship you.

People: We gather, alive to the word of God.

Pastor: You call us to be fully alive with your life abundant, ready to listen and respond with heart, soul, strength, and mind.

People: We listen, alive to the Word of God.

Pastor: You call us to be always watchful for your Word of wisdom, sometimes startling and unexpected, sometimes still and quiet, but always dwelling among us.

People: We watch and wait for the Word of God.

*Opening Hymn: SW#9 “He Has Made Me Glad”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

Baptism of Marissa De Wit

Ministry of Music: Sherry De Wit & David Runia “He Knows My Name” accompanist: Melissa Boer

GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull GEMS & Cadets

Offertory

GOD GIVES US HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #762 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ecclesiastes 9

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Realities of Life”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD

*Song of Response: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”

Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper PH pg. 976

*Hymn: SW#21:1,2 “There Is a Redeemer”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: SW#21:3 “There Is a Redeemer”

*Postlude

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony; clavinova: Dana Fedders

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Jim & Aletha Oostenink, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Ethan Ney, Sawyer Rozeboom, Emma Westphal; PM Randy Winterfeld Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Chandler Pollema, Marcus

Te Krony, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Ben Wiersma Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Randy Winterfeld, Scott Kroese, Dean Bonestroo

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull GEMS & Cadets

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Village Northwest

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ed & Noella Haveman

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Eric & Alysia Haveman

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: Arlene

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Roger Vis to Justin Van Zee; Ken Visser to Kevin Schutte; Daryl Wesselink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lonni Westphal to Lauren Runia; Randy Westra to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

6:00 PM Christian Fellowship Progressive Supper leaves from the church basement

6:30 PM YPS meet in the Youth Building. Kick-Off: Supper & Games (wear tennis shoes)

7:00 PM Music & Worship Committee (meet in the basement- room next to the nursery)

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 1. Opening Prayer: Betty Pollema; Closing Prayer: Arlene Van’t Hul

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 3, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship this Labor Day weekend, where God offers renewal for the work to which you each are called. 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 Marissa Ann De Wit, infant daughter of Cory & Sherry, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

THIS MORNING there will be an opportunity to wish Eldon & LuAnn well as they will be leaving for the VA Hospital in Seattle on September 5th. Refreshments will be served.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 5:12-42 titled “Suffering for Christ”.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND meets on Saturday at Hospers CRC. Delegates from our church are Pastor Kotman, Elder Harry Meendering and Deacon John Emerick. Alternates are Elder Lynn Anderson, Elder Larry Hoekstra and Deacon Darren Bonestroo.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING as part of a post-classical exchange, Rev. Luke Wynja from First CRC in Sheldon will lead our evening service. Pastor Loren will be at Sheldon First.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: We are in need of 1 (or 2 teachers if you want to rotate weeks) for the sixth grade class (7 students). If you are willing to help out, call Don Krommendyk at 439-1559. Sunday school begins on September 17th.

BEREANS will begin on Wednesday, September 13, at 2:00p. We will be studying a book about Seniors, led by Lee Feenstra. We invite anyone who would like to study from God’s word to join us.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Coffee Break Kick-Off is Wednesday, September 20, from 10:00-11:00a at Hope CRC. The small groups will be studying Discover: The Fruit of the Spirit.

THANK YOU to everyone who generously gave gifts for our grocery shower. We appreciate it very much. We feel blessed by your prayers, love, and support as we begin our life together. –Kyle & Shelby Bolkema

THANK YOU: Our family would like to thank everyone for your love and prayers during our time of loss. We greatly appreciated the warm thoughts expressed in your sympathy cards, generous monetary donations and all the great food we received. The floral arrangement and wall plagues we received from our care groups so thoughtfully conveyed your care. Also, thanks for the delicious meal prepared for us by our care group after the visitation and all those who prepared and served the lunch after the memorial service. Our thanks to Pastor Loren and Norma, Pastor Klompien, and our care group elders, Harry Meendering and Larry Wielenga, for your phone calls, visits, and prayers. We realize how truly blessed we are to have a wonderful church family during times like this. May God’s blessing be on each of you! –Luella, Larry & Glenda and Don & Mary

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, Sept. 22, 6:00-8:00p and Sept. 23&24, 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme is “Formula for Successful Living”. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, Sept. 7. Let us know if you can attend all or part of the weekend. If you would like more information or to sign up, please contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 605-496-8152. Thank you!

FROM THE DEKKERS: Many of you have asked how we are doing with this hurricane and we are happy to report that we are fine! We have some leaking coming in through one wall of our apartment and are trying to stay caught up on dry towels! Other than that, we are so far ok! All schools and outside activities have been cancelled the past couple days and for the next couple days. Rain is expected without certainty of when it will stop and so far we have had nearly a foot of rain! We have heard that some of our friends may have flooding in their homes soon! We will keep you posted if anything major happens! Thanks for praying! Keep prayer over Houston and the other coastal towns that have been harder hit! Houston is a little over an hour away and they have taken on significant damage and flooding. We hope to be a part of cleanup once things settle down!

HULL 1ST CRC has been invited to worship with the men at the Cornerstone Prison Church on Friday, Oct. 6. Cornerstone is a CRC church located inside the walls of the SD State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The DOC requires all visitors to complete both an access form and waiver form. If interested and to get your name on the list, please contact Val Brummel at val.brummel@gmail.com or 712-439-2260. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, September 17.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE ND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Congratulations to Evan & Rachel Schroeder on the birth of a son, Eli John, on Tuesday, August 29th.

Ÿ Ed Scholten’s wife, Eunice, is now a resident at the rest home in Hawarden, Please remember Ed and Eunice in your prayers.

Ÿ Pray for safe travel for Eldon & LuAnn as they plan to leave for Seattle on Tuesday, September 5. They have not heard any results on the Cardiac MRI that Eldon had done on Tuesday. Remember you can get updates from them on Caring Bridge (eldondewild).

Ÿ Doctors removed a very small growth from Leroy Jongetjes’s throat on Tuesday. A biopsy revealed a small amount of cancer which is treatable with radiation. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Anthony Smit is at Pleasant Acres. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Ÿ Continue to remember Sharon Soodsma as she recovers from her recent back surgery. Pray that she would experience relief from the pain.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Sandy Nielsen continues her recovery from foot surgery. Please pray for a steady recovery, pain management, and for patience.

Ÿ Darlene Van Holland, mother of Pam Van Roekel, continues to recover from a recent fall, but still is experiencing a lot of pain. We pray for her relief and recovery, as well as for wisdom for the family as they support her.

Ÿ Jess Van Holland, daughter of Lyle and Shar Van Holland, niece of Pam Van Roekel, underwent tests and a brain tumor was discovered. At this time, surgery is being planned for its removal. We pray for a successful surgery and that follow up treatment is effective as well.

Ÿ We continue to remember in our prayers, Dave Mulder, brother in law to Marideth and Mike Van Otterloo, who continues to deal with cancer. We pray for his family as they support him as well.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

HCS Rally Day Sale & Supper will be taking place on Sat., Sept. 23! The meal will be served from 5-6:30p and including pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, a variety of salads, chips and desserts. The auction begins at 6:30p. We have great items to be auctioned off coming in daily. Be sure to like the facebook page Hull Christian School Rally Day Sale to view items that will be up for bid.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAMI will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church from 7-9p on Tues., Sept. 5. Sioux County General Services Director Aaron Haverdink and a staff member from the Sheriff’s department will discuss “The Stepping Up Initiative”–a jail diversion program for people with mental illness. Call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., Sept. 6, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

NISO AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu or 712-722-6230.

BIBLE LEAGUE: You won’t want to miss a concert by the Valley Male chorus at the 1st Ref. Church in Sioux Center on Sept. 12. At the concert there will be a unique opportunity to give an offering to provide Bibles to Africa. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door for just $10 and doors open at 6:30p.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church from 7:00-9:30p on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks beginning Sept. 7. The course is FREE taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462) nsmath@mtcnet.net), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Register today.

HOPE HAVEN: Talsma’s Trail Park is hosting an ATV and Horse Ride Benefit on Sat., Sept. 16, to raise money for Hope Haven in Rock Valley. The park is located near Avon, SD and has 75 miles of primitive trails by the MO River. The event begins at 9:00a and costs $35 to participate for a horse or ATV and $45 for a Side by Side. Contact Tina at the Trail Park to register and to learn more at jtalsma@gwtc.net or 605-369-2401.

SOUL’D OUT QUARTET will be at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George on Sat., Sept. 16 at 7:00p. Doors open at 6:00. A love offering will be received. Join us for a evening of fellowship, praise and worship.

YOU ARE INVITED to Sioux Center Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). This is for mothers with children birth to age 5. All moms are welcome to join us! Meetings are held most 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Sept.-May, 9:00a-11a at First Ref. Church in Sioux Center. Brunch and childcare provided. Come fellowship with other moms as we grow in Christ together. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/groups/siouxcentermops/ or search Facebook for “Sioux Center MOPS.” Do you have a few free mornings a month? MOPS needs volunteers for childcare and we’d love to have your help. E-mail Heather at heatherhoogendoorn@gmail.com if interested.