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September 6, 2015

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 6, 2015

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister  


Preparation for Worship: Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give

 yourselves fully to the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Isa. 15:58




*Responsive Call to Worship

                               Pastor:   Our help is in the name of the Lord

                               People: Who made heaven and earth.

                               Pastor:   We have gathered to praise our gracious God.

                               People: Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: #465:1-4 “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”



Call to Confession/Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper PH p. 976

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Assurance: #547:1-3 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God”

Prayers of God’s People



*Song of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)    

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 6:1-18

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fasting: Hungering for God”

Prayer of Application



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

Offering: 1. Missions; 2. Katelyn’s Fund

Piano Offertory by Stephanie Struik

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #322:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People”



* indicates congregation stand

 organist…Connie Te Krony


GREETERS TODAY: Rick & Koni Leusink, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Blaike Bonestroo, Konner Struik, Skyler Bonestroo; PM Kevin Driesen Family  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Kait Schultz, Braeden Kats, Mitchell Fedders, Ethan Ney; PM John Emerick Family

USHERS FOR SEPT.: Matt Bosma, Travis Kooima, Terry Jansma, Dan Bonestroo

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. Katelyn’s Fund

NEXT SUNDAY:  Parking Lot



POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                                                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                             NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE:  Eric Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Galen Kroese to Justin Van Zee; John Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Larry Kroese to Lauren Runia; Merlyn Kroese to Rev. Jan Van Ee



   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM    Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM    Salt & Light - Men


   10:00 AM  Coffee Break will have their Kick-Off at Hope CRC. Childcare provided. Brunch will be served.

     7:00 PM  Mission Guild – Lesson 1. Song Service: Peg Visser; Closing Prayer: Liz Schmith


September 6, 2015

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL  Welcome to worship on this Labor Day weekend, as we celebrate all work – paid and unpaid – that’s done for the glory of God and the service of others. 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. 

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet today after the morning service in the youth building.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Nehemiah 11:1-6, 36; 12:1-9, 22-26 titled “Renewing the City”.

COFFEE BREAK will have their kick-off on Wed., Sept. 9, at 10:00a at Hope CRC. Childcare provided. Brunch will be served.

GRAND OPENING: After a few years of dealing with annexation, rezoning, and redesigning we are ready to announce that we will be holding our first public worship gathering in the new facility on Sunday, Sept. 13. Please consider inviting a friend and joining us in this celebration. THANK YOU for all your collective efforts and support of this project! We have a number of small items that are needed for the new facility. Consider purchasing an item from the target registry or offering a gift card. –Kevin Schutte, Pathway Community Church, Olathe, Kansas

COUNSELORS still needed for GEMS. We are looking for 6th grade counselors. If interested or would like more information, contact Karinda de Boom at 605-321-1038 or

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS: GEMS is looking for counselors-in-training (CITs) to help with various activities. If you are interested, contact Karinda de Boom.

GEMS Theme Kick Off is Monday, September 21, at Hope CRC. Parents’ registration starts at 6:30p. Kick off event runs from 6:45 to 8:30p.



Continue to remember Henry Brinks in your prayers. He will be having wound therapy at the Rock Valley Hospital twice a week beginning next week. Pray for his continued strengthening. Visitors are always welcome. Just knock and walk in!

The biopsies done on Duane Vande Griend showed cancer cells. He will be having surgery to remove his kidney and part of a rib within the next couple of week.

Bud Krommendyk was released from Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday after having been admitted the previous Thursday. Give thanks for good progress.

We express our Christian sympathy to Duck Lokhorst & family, Esther Rozeboom, and Tena Pollema and all other loved ones in the passing of Pete Lokhorst on Wednesday evening, Sept. 2, at the Sioux Center Hospital. Funeral services were held on Saturday.

We express our Christian sympathy to Sean and Stephanie Baccam & family in the passing of Sean’s mother, Geng Baccam. Family visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 7, from 6:30-8:30 at the Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. Burial will be in Sioux Center on Tuesday at 10:00a with a lunch served at Bethel CRC following the service.

We express our Christian sympathy to Rick & Koni Leusink & family in the passing of her grandmother, Ann Dykstra on August 31. Funeral services were held at Hope CRC on Saturday.

Wilmar Pollema continues with treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.

Addison Pfingsten has an appointment at Mayo Clinic on Monday, Sept. 28, and will stay until Oct. 5. She will be hospitalized October 2-5 for monitoring to determine the cause of her seizures and also to check her Chiari malformation. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and better health for Addison.

Continue to remember Sherry Brummel in your prayers as she continues to receive chemo. Give thanks that she is feeling better.

Gary Roetman continues with his biweekly cancer treatment. Continue to pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Joyce Kroese is feeling better. She will resume chemo treatments this week. Pray for God’s healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena at Aspen Heights, Don Westra and Nell Brunsting in their home; Tena Pollema and Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


We express our sympathy to Dick Dykstra, Steve and Laura Heitritter and family and also the extended Jansma family in the passing of Dick’s wife, Ann Dykstra, 88. She died in an accident on August 31 at her residence at Pleasant Acres. The funeral was held yesterday. We pray for the Lord’s peace and care and that they might find hope in Jesus Christ.

We express our sympathy to Sou and Mindy Baccam and family in the passing of Sou’s mother, Geng (Yeng) Baccam, 82, of Nashville, TN. She passed away on Friday, August 28. A funeral service was held this past Saturday in Mt. Pleasant, IA. There will be a visitation with family in Sioux Center on Monday, Sept. 7, at the Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center from 6:30-8:30p. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 10:00a at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. A luncheon will be provided at Bethel CRC in Sioux Center. Please keep the family in your prayers as they travel and continued prayers for Sou’s father, KhamDeng, who is in poor health.

We praise God that Shelly Van Otterloo’s grandfather, Bud Krommendyk, was able to return home from the hospital. We pray for continued strength and recovery.

Please keep Dave Pluim in your prayers as he continues monitoring his heart condition. We pray for answers, effective treatment and healing.

We continue to pray for Gene Driesen as he continues his care at Pleasant Acres. We pray the Lord’s comfort and encouragement for Gene, Nella, and family.

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


      HCS will be purchasing beef this year for the Rally Day Sale.  If anyone is interested in helping with a donation of money to purchase the beef or processing costs, please contact the office.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to give because the beef is an important part of the sale. Thanks for your help!

      Western would like to invite all alumni and friends of Western to their Homecoming Chapel scheduled for Wed., Sept. 9, at 9:00a in the Auditorium. This year’s speaker is Bob Oldenkamp ’73. Bob and his wife, Linda, farm and work near Sanborn. Special music will be offered by Stacy Andringa ’98 and the Prelude will be offered by James Clausen ’11.

      Western Booster Club will be hosting a tailgate meal prior to the HMS-Western Homecoming football game at Hesla Field on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5:30-7:00p. Free will offering will be taken.

      On Tues., Sept. 22, at 9:15a Western, along with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, is hosting Chris Weber, a 26 year old father, construction worker, and sergeant in the SD Army National Guard from Madison, SD. Chris will speak about the fatal traffic accident that he caused near Steen, MN on June 30, 2014 which resulted in him being incarcerated in the Nobles County Jail from Jan.-May of this year. Chris hopes his testimony will enable drivers to understand the dangers of distracted driving and cell phone use while in your vehicle. Please feel free to join the students in this eye opening and important presentation.


MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet Wed., Sept. 9, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights.

DORDT COLLEGE agriculture department and ISU Extension Farmer-Assisted Research and Management invite you to a Joint Field Day on Wed., Sept. 9. The event begins with a burger meal at 5:30p. Tours begin at 6:15p at the Agriculture Stewardship Center at 3648 US highway 75.

DORDT COLLEGE concerts and recitals all held in the BJ Hann Auditorium:

Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30p – Guest concert by the Moran Woodwind Quintet from the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music. Concert is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30p – The music department’s Faculty Recital will feature several music faculty members on various musical instruments. Recital is free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 18, 3:00p – The music department’s Honors Recital featuring freshmen and upperclassmen recipients of certain named scholarships. Recital is free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 18, 7:00p – Dordt’s annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Band performing Top Hits from the Past Decades. The ensembles will dress in costume, and the event will be co-hosted by Ben Kuiper and Josh Bootsma. Concert is free and open to the public.

AUDITIONS for membership in the NW IA Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday & Sat, Sept. 11 & 12.  For information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at 722-6230 or

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 Mondays for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 14. The course is FREE. Register by calling Shirley (722-4462) or Barb (71 2-567-4727).

ORANGE CITY Health & Hospice is offering a Grief Support Group 5 consecutive Tuesday afternoons from Sept. 15-Oct. 13 from 12:30-2:30p in the lower level meeting room of the health system’s downtown campus. There is no charge but donations are accepted and appreciated. Pre-registration required. Call 712-737-5279.

HEGG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY is selling BEC frozen foods. For an easy meal for your family or to bring a dessert to a party; pick up an order form in the back of church and put it in the bag at your church or drop it off at the Hospital office before Sept 21. Soups, pizza, pies, cheesecakes, cookies or coffee can be ordered.  Orders will be ready for pick up on Oct 7 at the Four Seasons Garage.