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September 4, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 4, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which

God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:10

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

                               Pastor:   God is King: Let the earth be glad!

                               People: Christ is victor; his rule has begun!

                               Pastor:   The Spirit is at work: creation is renewed!

                               People: Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!  

*Opening Song: #241:1-3 “This Is the Day”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: #171:1,2 “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises”

CONFESSION, PREPARATION AND PRAYER

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Preparatory Exhortation for Communion PH p. 976

Song of Dedication & Assurance: #307:1,2,5 “O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts”

The Law of God

Ministry of Music: “It is Well”  Katie & Leah Rozeboom

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #419:1,4,5, “Spirit of God, Who Dwells within My Heart”     

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Samuel 13:1-15

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Man after God’s Own Heart”

Prayer of Application

WE DEPART WITH THANKSGIVING TO SERVE

*Song of Response: SW#28:1-3 “As the Deer”

Offering: 1. Missions; 2. International Bible League

Offertory: DVD on Kid’s Club

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song:  #156 “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”

*Postlude                        

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Dave & Diane Bonestroo, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Dalton Westra, Jaiden Bonestroo, Marcus Te Krony; PM Joel Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Megan Kooima, Alysia Haveman, Maeva Haveman, Blake Bonestroo, Jessica De Jager; PM Rick Leusink Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Gary Kats, Dave Snieder, Sean Baccam, Duane Vande Griend

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Missions; 2. International Bible League

NEXT SUNDAY: Center for Financial Education (CFE)

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY: Lawrence & Marge Vander Esch

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie                                                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                             NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Rog De Kruyf to Kevin Schutte; Walt den Hoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Joyce De Vries to Lauren Runia; Eldon De Wild 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

   7:00 PM    Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

WEDNESDAY

   6:30 PM    YPS Kick-off. Supper & games (meet at Jon & Kait’s house)

   7:00 PM    Mission Guild – Romans Lesson 1; Opening Prayer: Berdena Bylsma;

                    Closing Prayer: Belle Draayer

   7:00 PM    Music & Worship Committee (meet downstairs by the kitchen window)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

September 4, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship this Labor Day weekend. May God bless the work of our hands to his glory, this week and always. 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 take time to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Harlyn Bolkema (441-6875) or Larry Wielenga (712-541-9036).

OFFERING: Our second offering today is for the Bible League International. The project for this year is for Bibles for Africa. Many people are coming to faith in Jesus by reading the Bible. Please remember this ministry in your prayers as well.

KIDS’ CLUB is an after school program that offers a fun, safe and nurturing environment for children in grades K-3. It is a community and church supported program so all kids are welcome for free. Kids’ Club is a great opportunity for kids to make new friends, spend time with volunteers, and learn about Jesus Christ. The format is similar to VBS. Kids will have a snack, participate in large group activities including a Bible story, prayer, crafts, and games and ends with homework/tutoring help/reading time. If you have questions or would like to become a volunteer, contact Sherry De Wit at 605-690-9479 or sdewit@hullchristian.com.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Romans 9:1-21 titled “Chosen By God”

CLASSIS will be meeting on Saturday at Ireton CRC. Those attending from our church are Pastor Loren Kotman, Elder Gerald Jansen and Deacon Eric Rens. Next Sunday evening, as part of a post classis pulpit exchange, Pastor Loren will be preaching at Hawarden CRC and Rev. Kevin Muyskens will be at 1st CRC.

VOLUNTEERS are desperately needed to help with the evangelism booth at the Clay County Fair on Sept. 17. You will work in 4 hour shifts. You will be provided with free entrance tickets and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ and also enjoy the Clay County Fair. If you can help in any way, please contact Helen Soodsma (439-2968).

VETERANS: If there are any church members that are Veterans, but do NOT belong to the Legion, please call LuAnn DeWild (439-1385). She is working on putting an information sheet together for News ‘n Notes regarding the Veterans of our congregation.

ALL LADIES of the church are invited to attend the Mission Guild Bible study group. We will be studying Romans by Max Lucado, led by Mr. Lee Feenstra. Come as you are for an hour of studying God’s word and fellowship starting Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7:00p. We meet every other Wednesday in the Council Room.

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY: If you are interested in attending this Bible study, please call Leona Vander Vegte (439-1402) or Shirley Rens (439-2797). Tentative start date is Sept. 20th.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Sunday, September 18th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend our Bible study which meets every other Sunday in the Council Room at 10:45a.

CALLING ALL CHOIR MEMBERS: If you enjoy singing, we would love to have you come to our first rehearsal on Sunday, September 18th, at 10:40a in front of church. We have an exciting year planned and would love to see you there!   -Evan Schroeder, Choir Director

COFFEE BREAK is an interdenominational Bible Study for women of ALL ages, held each Wednesday morning at Hope CRC. We welcome the young children to join in the Little Lambs ministry and a nursery is provided. We’d LOVE to have you join us in studying God’s Word and learning how deep, how long and how wide His love is for each one of us. The Kick-Off is Wed., Sept. 14, at 10:00a at Hope CRC. Contact Bev Altena (439-2464) for more information and to get registered.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons. We will car pool and go to The North Place for our evening meal and fellowship. We will need reservations by Monday, Sept. 12. Call reservations to Pastor Katie at (712) 470-4195.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH FAITH FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND is Friday, Sept. 23 – 6:00-8:00p and Sept. 24&25 – 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme for the weekend is “Being a Man of God.” The deadline for signing up is Thurs., Sept. 8. Let us know if you can attend the whole weekend or just a portion of it. Contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 605-496-8152.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for the cards, prayers, food and gift card following my surgery. Thank you to Pastor Loren for his calls & visit. It was all very much appreciated!  -Troy & Tina Bruxvoort

THANK YOU all for your prayers, cards and calls during my chemo treatments. Also thank you for the visits from Pastor Kotman and Pastor Klompien. The chemo is working and will continue weekly. Thanks be to God for healing. God bless you all! -Bette Marra

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

We extend our Christian sympathy to Susan and Gary Roetman in the passing of Susan’s father, Milt Vander Linde of Redlands, CA last Sunday morning.

Esther Rozeboom is a resident at Aspen Heights for the time being. Pray for continued healing and strength.

Bette Marra continues with chemo treatment. Pray for better health.

Russ Vander Schaaf’s pulse is quite a bit higher than normal. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek to determine the source of his difficulty.

John Bolkema is scheduled to have a procedure done on Tuesday to remove another kidney stone; hopefully the last procedure needed. Pray for strength for John.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home; Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Our sympathy to Matt and Briana Roetman and family in the passing of Matt’s grandfather, Milt Vander Linde, 90, of Redlands, CA, on August 28. The funeral was held this past Thursday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace for the family.

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

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

JFA annual auction will be held Wed., Sept. 7, at the Rock Valley Community School. Free-will donation for the supper, catered by Cedar Rock, served beginning at 5:30 and the auction will be at 6:30p. Come and go as you please. We hope to see you there!

THE “NAMI” Support Group will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tues., Sept. 6. For information, call Shirley at 722-4462. THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with serious mental illness will be offered at the Sioux Center Library at 6:30p on Thursday for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 8. The course is FREE. Call Shirley Matheis (722-4462) to register.

DORDT: First Monday Speaker Series kicks off Sept. 5, with Channon Visscher, Dordt College Professor of chemistry and planetary science. He will give an 11:00a presentation in the auditorium. In the evening, he will hold an Open Telescope Night event on campus beginning at 8:30p.

DORDT COLLEGE Agriculture Dept. and ISU Extension – Farmer Co-operator Trials group invite you to a Joint Field Day on Wed., Sept. 7 with a burger meal at 5:30p. Tours begin at 6:15p at the Agriculture Stewardship Center located at 3648 US Highway 75.

DORDT COLLEGE Music Dept. invites the community to a Faculty Recital, featuring performances by John Casey, Marian Casey, Pam De Haan, Bev Gibson, Stephanie Kocher, Lisa Miedema, Norma Synder Jones, Deb Vogel, and MaryLou Wielenga. The free recital will be held Sat., Sept. 10, at 7:30p in the Auditorium.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on  Tues., Sept. 13, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Cardiovascular Screening on Thurs., Sept. 15 from noon-3:00p. Call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.00. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for Patients & Caregivers on Thurs., Sept. 22, at 4:30p at Crown Pointe.

TALSMA’S TRAIL PARK is hosting an ATV & Horse Ride Benefit on Sat., Sept. 17, to raise money for Hope Haven. The park is 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. Contact Tina at the Trail Park to register (605) 369-2401.

2ND ANNUAL Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare banquet on Sept. 19 at 6:30p at the Harrisburg, SD Event Center. Please RSVP to Rhonda at 605-695-0059.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will host a Grief Support Group 5 consecutive Tues. afternoons starting Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30p at the health system’s downtown campus. It is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by Sept. 16 by calling 712-737-5279.