September 9, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –September 9, 2018
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
WE HUMBLE OURSELVES TO WORSHIP THE LORD
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”
WE SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM THE LORD
God’s Will for Our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Hymn of Assurance: #256:1-3 “Out of the Depths I Cry”
Offering: Christian Education Fund
Offertory: Piano duet by Sherry De Wit & Melissa Boer “Blessed Assurance”
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
*Song of Preparation: #46:1,2 “God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: 2 Kings 6:8-23
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Aramean Army Blinded”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #46:3,4,5 “God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength” 3. men; 4. women; 5. all in unison
WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Celebration of Communion
Hymn of Response: SW#21:1-3 “There Is a Redeemer”
(Offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)
WE DEPART TO SERVE
*Parting Song: SW#48:1,2 “Freely, Freely”
*indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Michelle Zomermaand, Deacon Dave & Sherry Vant Hul
NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Addison Rozeboom, Chandler Pollema, Emma Westphal; PM Eric Rens Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Ashley Fedders, Sawyer Rozeboom, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Jake Ney Family
USHERS FOR SEPT.: Ted Salazar, Dan Fedders, Alex Westra, Travis Grevengoed
VALET PARKING FOR AUG.: Sept. 9: Jacob Westra, Mitchell Winterfeld; Sept. 16: Cory
De Wit, Jason Kats; Sept. 23 Andrew Hoekstra, Zach Mouw; Sept. 30: Grant Vanden Bosch,
Ben Van’t Hul
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1.Christian Education Fund; 2. Benevolent Fund
OFFERING NEXT WEEK: 1. GEMS; 2. Cadets
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Orville & Arlene Vant Hul
COFFEE SERVERS NEXT WEEK: Dave & Sherry Vant Hul
POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya
POWER POINT NEXT WEEK: Shirley
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben
SOUND SYSTEM NEXT SUNDAY: Cody
CORRESPONDENCE: Pete Soodsma to Justin Van Zee; Bob Soodsma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kirk Struik to Kevin Schutte; Ron Techen to Lauren Runia; Rod Te Krony to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
5:00 PM Evangelism Committee meeting in the Youth Building
6:00 PM Evening Service
6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting
7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting
8:00 PM Council Meeting
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
September 9, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome as we worship, learn and fellowship together. Please greet one another in friendship. 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.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren will participate in a post-classis exchange. He will be preaching at the CRC in Hospers. We welcome Rev. Luke Wynja, from 1st CRC Sheldon, who will be leading our service here.
SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM CLASSES will begin next week Sunday, Sept. 16th. Materials are in the Sunday School rooms.
NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Rev. Justin Van Zee will be leading our worship service He will be giving a five minute greeting and update in the morning service. There will be a time of coffee and fellowship after the evening service.
THE EVENING SERVICE of September 16 will NOT be online. It will be broadcast on Channel 77.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH invites Hull 1st CRC to join them in worship on Fri., Sept. 28. This is a CRC church located behind the walls of the S.D. State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. If you’d like to attend this service, contact Karen Bruxvoort at 439-1626 for the sign up forms. Forms must be turned in to Karen no later than Sunday, Sept. 9.
LADIES/MEN who would like to help at JFA on Tues., Sept. 11, should meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.
HULL GEMS will kick off their season Monday, Sept. 17, with registration at 6:30p at Hope CRC and will go until 8:30p. All girls in 2nd through 8th grade are invited to attend. For more information contact Karinda de Boom at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 321-1038.
HULL 1ST CRC MEN’S GROUP, which meets on Wednesday evening, is looking for members to meet for an hour of discussion of God’s Word. Please consider this and contact Rog Vis so study materials can be ordered to accommodate the group’s membership. The men’s group meets every other week at the same time as the Mission Guild.
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP members, past members, and eligible members: This year in Fellowship we will be doing a study again from the Ray Vander Laan video series “That the World May Know.” We will watch a video followed by a discussion led by Larry Hoekstra. To start out the season of study, we will have a kick-off supper on Sunday, September 16, following the evening service at the Youth Building. Please bring a hot side dish or a cold side dish to share. Pork loin and buns as well as everything else will be provided. Please call Shari De Wild at 439-2993 or email her at email@example.com if you would like to come or if you cannot come to the kick off, but would like to be involved with the study. Please call or email before Monday, September 10.
HULL COMMUNITY COFFEE BREAK’S new season of small group Bible studies begins Wed., Sept. 19, 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 Colossians 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 the nursery, Story Hour and the small groups. If you haven’t already received a registration sheet give Ben Altena a call (439-2464) or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see you there!
THE VALLEY MALE CHORUS is currently seeking new members to join the Chorus this Fall for their 46th season. The Valley Male Chorus is also actively searching for a new director. If you are interested in either position, please contact Ron Boote at 712-441-5225.
THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet Thurs., Sept. 20, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy hamburgers on the grill and sides for supper. You are encouraged to bring along $5 to help cover the cost of our meal. Pie will be served for dessert. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- We extend our Christian sympathy to Darlene Wallenburg in the unexpected passing of her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Richard Van Zee. Both died as a result of an automobile accident. Richard died on Sunday evening and Mary died early Monday morning. May God comfort Darlene and the rest of the family in their sorrow.
- Continue to remember Duane Vande Griend as he recovers from his recent surgery. Duane is grateful for all your prayers and well wishes.
- Matt De Wild continues to gradually do more things each week. He even got to go fishing. He is for the most part in good spirits. He asks for your continued prayers. LuAnn wants to THANK all of you for all you have done for her family in the past several months. It is so great to belong to such a loving and caring church!! --LuAnn, Matt and Josh
- Give thanks that surgery went well for Vell Keizer on Tuesday. Pray for God’s healing.
- Keep Jacoba Rens in prayer. She was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Wednesday for tests.
- Faye Kroese was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Sunday, September 2, for tests. She returned home on Wednesday evening, however is very weak/tired. She has been diagnosed with a type of viral meningitis; however the test for West Nile will not come back for a couple of weeks. Continue to keep Faye in your prayers.
- Give thanks that Donna Rens continues to recover from her recent surgery. She’s grateful for your prayers.
- Heath Stoker was able to have his harsh chemo on Tuesday and his stem cells back on Wednesday. He will be hospitalized for an extended period of time in Sioux Falls. There is very limited visitation due to no immune system. Please keep Heath and Kayla in your prayers as they go through these next few weeks.
- Lisa Wiersma has two treatments left in her second round of chemo. Continue to pray for minimal side effects and for healing.
- 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:
- Joan Buyert was able to return home earlier this week. We give thanks for healing and pray for her continued strength and recovery.
- We keep Wilma Heynen in our prayers as she prepares for a new round of treatment. 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.
HCS Rally Day Sale takes place on Sat., Sept. 22. The meal will be served from 5-6:30p and includes pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs, a variety of salads, chips & desserts. The sale begins at 6:30p. Certificates, meat & tickets for the tuition voucher will be available at the pre-sale table beginning at 3:00p. A list of items will be on our website – hullchristian.com! Please like & share the HCS Rally Day Sale Facebook Page.
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 email@example.com before Oct. 8 to make your reservation.
Western homecoming activities are planned for the week of Sept. 10-14. All alumni & friends are invited to the Chapel Service on Thursday at 2:30p featuring 2 Western alumni. Matt Cover (’95) is the Elementary School Principal at S.F. Christian Schools and will be the speaker. Kim Humphreys (’04) is a Senior Contracting and Licensing Representative with New York Life Insurance in S.F. and will share her musical talent.
Search Task Force requests your input: The Western Board is excited to announce that we will be hiring a new principal for the 2019-2020 school year. It is important to us to include the students, staff, parents, and the community in the search process. This survey will help us better understand the characteristics you are looking for in a principal so that we can identify the best candidates that match those areas. We hope to be conducting interviews by the end of the calendar year. In the meantime, we appreciate your prayers for this process as well as your input through this survey: https://westernchristianhigh.questionpro.com. A link to this survey can also be found on our website: www.westernchristianhs.com.
DORDT COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a Faculty Recital on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. Performances will include an organ solo, a flute solo, a piano duet, a clarinet solo, a harp solo, and a voice and violin duet composed by Dordt composition instructor Daniel Baldwin.
DORDT HONORS RECITAL will take place on Friday, Sept. 21, at 3:00p in the Auditorium. Performers in the honors recital have all received named music scholarships made possible by Dordt donors.
DORDT’S annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Band will perform “On with the Show!” at 7:00p on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Auditorium.
JFA FALL BANQUET & Society meeting will be Tues., Oct. 9, at 6:30p at Faith Ref. Church in Rock Valley. Reservations for the meal are necessary by calling 476-2804 by Oct. 5. Offering for JFA ministry.
1ST ANNUAL NISO SOUP & BREAD COOK-OFF! Sat., Oct 13, at 5:30p at The Ridge in Sioux Center. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Vermeer at email@example.com if you are willing to make soup or bread (deadline is Sept. 22; for rules see http://niso.dordt.edu), OR if you would like to attend, tickets are $25 per person. RSVP by Oct. 4 to Nancy. Come for an evening of great food, enjoyable music, and succulent wines from Bon Croix Vineyard.
YOU ARE INVITED to Orange City for a time of refreshment, growth and encouragement as we gather for a Women’s Conference & Men’s Breakfast. Mark your calendars for Fri., Nov. 2 7:00-8:30p at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Sat., Nov. 3 Men’s Breakfast: 9:00-10:30 ($5) (Location TBA); Women’s Conference (with lunch): 9:00-2:00 ($10) Unity Christian Knight Center. Registration opens Sept. 1.