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September 8, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – September 8, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” I Cor. 11:26



*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #8:1,5 “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name” & SW#6 “How Majestic is Your Name”


God’s Will for Our Lives

Song of Assurance: #307:1,3,5 “O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund



*Song of Preparation: #485:1-4 “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 22:7-20  

God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Meal Unlike No Other”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #421:1-5 “According to Thy Gracious Word” (Blue Psalter)


Celebration of Communion (on PPT)

      #840:1,2 “Behold the Lamb” (during the distribution of the bread)

      #840:3,4 “Behold the Lamb” (during the distribution of the wine)

Hymn of Response: SW#21:1-3 “There Is a Redeemer”

 (Offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)


*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats


GREETERS TODAY: Elder Ed & Noella Haveman, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Seth & Jaime Oostenink, Deacon Dave & Sherry Vant Hul

NURSERY TODAY: AM Betty Vande Griend, Emily Van Schepen, Talan De Yager, Haley Wielenga, Lane Driesen; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Addison Rozeboom, Ashley Fedders, Emma Westphal; PM Matt Bosma Family

USHERS FOR SEPT: Greg Vanden Bosch, Kyle LeLoux, Sam Scholten, Ross Te Slaa

VALET PARKING FOR SEPT: Sept. 8. Cory De Wit & Lynn Anderson; Sept. 15: Jason Kats & Grant Vanden Bosch; Sept. 22: Bryce Veldman & David Te Krony; Sept. 29: Ben Vant Hul & Justin Pollema

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. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence


COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Galen & Connie               NEXT SUNDAY: Merlyn & Linda Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                     NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                       NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Brett Van Middendorp to Justin Van Zee; Clark Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eldon Van Schepen to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Justin Van Schepen to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Lonny Van Schepen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Arlene Van Schepen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service


   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting


   7:00 PM       Music & Worship Committee Meeting in the Council Room


   7:15 PM       Service at Pleasant Acres. Care Groups 5&6 are in charge  


September 8, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome, one and all, to worship and a time for sharing among God’s family!  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 celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.

ATTENTION HULL 1ST CRC: We will have an interest/informational meeting for the 2020 Guatemala Mission Project after the morning service in the front of church. We need at least 6 to 8 people to do the project. The dates have been set for January 19-25, 2020, a great time to escape the winter and also help others. The project includes house build(s), home visits (food/clothing distribution), and a wheelchair distribution. Team is limited to approximately 10 people. Anyone 15 or older is welcome to join the team. (Minors must be accompanied by a parent.) No experience necessary…just a willingness to serve and share the love of CHRIST to the beautiful people of Guatemala.

HULL 1ST CRC is scheduled to worship with the men at Cornerstone Prison Church at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Friday, September 27. All visitors are required to complete the DOC clearance forms. Deadline to have forms returned to Val is TODAY!

THIS EVENING as part of a post-classis exchange, we welcome Rev. Mark Klompien from the Hawarden CRC. Pastor Loren will be bringing God’s word at Calvary CRC in Orange City.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Gabriel James Vande Weerd, infant son of Jesse and Amber.

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM will begin next week Sunday, September 15th. Materials are in the Sunday school rooms.

PLEASANT ACRES: Our church is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Thursday, September 12, at 7:15p. Care Groups 5&6 are in charge.

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA on Tuesday, Sept. 10, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

HULL GEMS GIRLS’ CLUB will kick off their season Wed., Sept. 11, at Hope CRC. All girls in 2nd through 8th grade are welcome to come. Registration will begin at 6:30p with activities beginning at 6:45 and running until 8:30p. All meetings have been moved to the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. If you have any questions, contact Karinda de Boom or 605-321-1038.

CARE GROUP 8 requests a Card Shower for Harry Klay’s 90th birthday. Harry is a Korean War Veteran and life-long member of our church. Show him your thanks and wish him a Happy Birthday on September 14. His address is: Harry Klay, 1410 Aspen Street, #110, Hull, IA 51239. There will be an Open House in the Aspen Heights activity room on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, from 2:30-4:00p in honor of Harry’s 90th birthday.

HULL COMMUNITY COFFEE BREAK’S new season of small group Bible studies begins Wed., Sept. 18, from 10:00-11:00 at Hope CRC. Women of all ages and all denominations are welcome! Invite a friend and come for fellowship, coffee and maybe even a sweet roll. Our first week is a “get to know you social” and if you don’t have a book of Discover Elisha & Elijah you can pick one up then. A nursery is provided for infants-2 year olds and a Story Hour for 3-5 year olds. So, come for fun, fellowship and diving into God’s Word and see what He has for you! (We do pre-register to have somewhat of an idea for nursery, Story Hour and the small groups. If you haven’t already received a registration sheet give Bev Altena a call (439-2464) or send me an email at Hope to see you there! 

THE SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Thurs., Sept. 19, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. Hot ham & cheese sandwiches will be provided for supper and you are invited to bring a side or dessert if you’d like. If you are not able to bring one, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will play take away bingo. Please bring a small gift to share as a prize. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

NEW ADDRESS: Julianne Kats, Sanford Health Sheldon Care Center, P.O. Box 250, Sheldon, IA 51201.

LOVE INC SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time MINISTRY COORDINATOR/OFFICE ASSISTANT to help our affiliate carry out our mission to mobilize local churches into action to assist those in need in our community. A heart for Christian service and compassion for other is integral to our work. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be a self-starter. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher is important. Send resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA  51247. For additional information feel free to contact Debbie at the Love INC office at 476-5990.

MISSION GUILD will be starting on September 18. We would like to welcome anyone who wants to join us in studying John’s Letters by Ron Blankley. 

BEREANS will be starting on Wednesday, September 25. We would like to welcome anyone who would like to join us in studying “Daniel”. Our meetings are held every other week at 2:00p.

MEN’S SOCIETY: Men are encouraged to join our Bible study every other Wednesday evening at 7:00p (September to March). If you have any questions, contact Rog Vis (439-1366) or Lawrence Vander Esch (441-1270). We need more men to add to our group!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin meeting Sunday, September 29th. Adults of all ages are invited to attend after the morning worship service in the council room. Any questions, contact Evan Wielenga.

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. 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 soon! The price of your ticket is your donation to the American Cancer Society.

THANK YOU to all those who remembered us in the loss of my sister and also to Pastor Loren for his visit.

                                                                                                                               -Harold & Leona Vander Vegte

THANK YOU to the Evangelism Committee for organizing the church picnic and making it a huge success!  Thank you also to the young people and leaders for providing games. It was a really fun night for everyone!

FIRST CRC: The first pallet of Talking Bibles sent to East Africa has arrived safely, passed through customs and was delivered to our office in Ethiopia. Thank you for your prayers and support. You helped make this happen!

   --Mark Hoekstra, President, Talking Bibles International



Congratulations to Brandon & Brittany (Jansma) Vant Hul who were united in marriage on Friday, August 30th. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Give thanks for God’s healing mercies as Donna Van Grouw continues to recover from knee replacement surgery. Pray for her as she continues with physical therapy.

Continue to remember Pete Pollema in your prayers. He continues with tests. Pray for good results and better health.

Give thanks that a recent CT scan for Jarvis De Wild yielded good results. Surgery on his esophagus is scheduled for October 2. Pray for God’s healing.  

Sharon Soodsma was scheduled to have permanent electrodes implanted on Thursday. Pray that the electrodes will give her relief. She continues to experience a great deal of 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.


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.


   Hull Christian Rally Day Sale is Sat., Sept. 21. Pre-Sale Meat & Certificates open at 3:00p, meal served from 5:00-6:30p (includes pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, chips and desserts) and at 6:30 the auction beings for sought after craft items, baked goods, farm supplies, toys and more. If you’re willing to donate a baked good or canned good please drop them off in the office. Come join us for a night of fun and fellowship in support of HC.


BENEFIT AT CULVER’S for Kyle & Sara (Horstman) Anderson on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5:00-7:30p. 10% of the day’s sales and all donations will be Kyle & Sara with ongoing medical, travel & household expenses.

KBPA’S 5TH ANNUAL FALL BANQUET will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center.  Fellowship time and silent auction: 5:30-6:30p; dinner, testimonials, live auction and a ministry update: 6:30-8:00p. Please RSVP Rhonda @605-695-0059 or email:

DORDT MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Friday, Sept. 13, Dordt music faculty members Ryan Smit & Pamela De Haan will collaborate to present Franz Schubert’s monumental song cycle Die Schone Mullerin. The recital is at 7:30p in the Auditorium and admission is free.

DORDT UNIVERSITY HONORS RECITAL will be Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:00p in the Auditorium.

DORDT UNIVERSITY Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra & Combined Band will perform “From the State and Silver Screen!” at 7:00p on Friday, Sept. 20, in the Auditorium. The ensembles will dress in costume and will feature music from television and the movies.