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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – June 03, 2012

Gale Tien…..Guest Preacher

 

Preparation for Worship: “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of goods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” Ps. 63:3-5   

 

WE COME TO WORSHIP                                                            

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

   Pastor:   Let us worship God.

   People: He is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust.

   Pastor:   Let us confess with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God

                 raised him from the dead.

   People: Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

   Pastor:   Let us call upon our true God, believing him in our hearts, confessing him with our

                 mouths, worshiping him in spirit and in truth.

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn: #242:1,2 “Come, All You People, Praise Our God”  

WE COME TO CONFESS

The Law of God

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Song of Assurance: #488:1,2 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Missions; 2. Children’s Medical Ministries

Offertory

WE COME TO LISTEN

*Hymn of Preparation: #429:1-3 “The Heavens Declare Your Glory”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Kings 21:1-16

  Pastor: To us, this is the Word of the Lord;  People: Thanks be to God                                       

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Anti-Leadership Advice from Ahab”

Prayer of Application

Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper PH p. 976-977 

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #543:1-3 “Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer”

*Parting Blessing:

*Parting Hymn: #632 “To God Be the Glory”

*Postlude                                   

*indicates congregation stand - organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY:  Dave & Sherry Vant Hul, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

 

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Elder Jim & Vell Keizer, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Amy De Jager, Sarah De Jager, Janice Driesen, Justin Grevengoed, Taylor Feenstra, Anna Zomermaand; PM Dan Kroeze Family

 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Erica Eekhoff, Amy Emerick, Teresa Fedders, Marcus

Te Krony, Kristiann Kats, Michaela Vande Stroet; PM Joel Leusink Family

 

USHERS FOR JUNE: Randy Veldman, Rob Westra, Mark Bosma, Gary Kats

 

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. Children’s Medical Ministries

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Education Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dan & Linda Kroeze

COFFEE SERVERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Bud & Luella Krommendyk

 

POWER POINT TODAY:  Julie   

POWER POINT NEXT SUNDAY: A.M. Arlene; P.M. Jon  

 

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick Kiers

SOUND SYSTEM NEXT WEEK: Ben Vant Hul

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Jim Timmermans to David Campbell; Wilfred Vande Burgt to Kevin Schutte; Dave Vande Griend to Rev. Van Ee

 

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

    6:00 PM   Evening Worship Service

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH           

June 3, 2012

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Today we welcome all who gather with us to “worship the LORD in holy splendor” (Psalm 29:2).  We invite everyone to join us for fellowship & coffee after the morning service in the church basement. Reach out to those you do not know and greet them warmly. Each Sunday, extend a hand of fellowship to at least one person you do not usually have contact with, whether a visitor or fellow church member. Share the love of Christ!

 

WE WELCOME Gale Tien, Principal at Orange City Christian School, as he leads our worship services today.

 

A CONGREGATIONAL information meeting will be held regarding Rev. Kotman this morning following the service. There will be a short break after the service and then you are requested to come back to the sanctuary.

 

AN ITINERARY has been placed in your mailbox regarding the visit of Rev. Loren Kotman and Norma which is scheduled for Friday, June 8th, to Sunday, June 10th.

 

NEXT SUNDAY we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Let us use this week to reflect on the Lord’s great love for us and pray that this may bring us to respond in joy and obedience. Anyone who is homebound and would like to partake of communion, contact Larry Wielenga (439-2149) or Merlyn Kroese (439-2159) by Friday.

 

YPS: Anyone interested in donating snack food for the Youth Group trip to Minneapolis (June 20-24), please contact Steph Bacaam. We will not be doing care packages this year.

 

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORE COMMITTEE will be meeting with parents Thursday evening, June 7th, from 6:30p to 8:30p in the church basement. A schedule was put in your church mailbox. Non-parents are encouraged to return their form to any one of the Core Committee Members (Arch Brummel, Eric Havemen, Evan Wielenga or Loren Bouma).

 

VBS: If you are entering 6th grade and would like something to do during Bible School, we are planning some activities for you. Meet at the First Reformed Church Choir Room June 4-8 from 6:15-8:30p.

 

REMINDER: The Bereans are in charge of the service at Pleasant Acres on Thursday, June 7th, at 7:15p.

 

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held Wed., June 13, at 7:00p to vote on calling Rev. Kotman

 

OFFERING: The offering for June 17th is designated for Love INC. In addition to the offering, you will also have the opportunity to once again participate in the Love INC Clothe-A-Child for School Project. Last year Love INC was able to meet the needs of 331 kids through this project. If you are interested in receiving a coded tag/card with a list of needed items, please contact Galen Kroese. He will need to let Love INC know how many tags/cards that Hull 1st CRC would like by Monday, June 11.

 

FAITH FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND June 23 & 24 from 7:30a-4:00p.  Contact Cornerstone Prison Church, PO Box 36, Worthing, SD 57077 or phone 605-372-0113 by June 9, for necessary forms and more details.

 

A “BIG” THANK YOU to all those who worked at the Banquet on Tuesday night. We served 532 meals. What a blessing to belong to a compassionate church that cares about others! If you would still like to give a donation toward the cost of the food, you may place a check, made out to 1st CRC, in Karen’s mailbox.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:        

Ÿ  Keep Abby Hoekstra in your prayers as she is in Kasei, Ghana on a medical mission trip. Pray that she will remain healthy and safe throughout her stay and build meaningful relationships with the hospital workers.

Ÿ  Harold De Wit has been diagnosed with cancer. The family requests your prayers as they meet with the specialist this coming week.

Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy to Roger & Mary De Groot and their family in the death of Mary’s brother, Gerald Van Beek of Inwood. May God continue to grant them his grace and peace.

Ÿ  Congratulations to Noah & Susan De Yager on the birth of a daughter, Mylee Hope, on May 24th.

Ÿ  Congratulations to Clevey & Heidi Ragsdale on the birth of a daughter, Josie Emmalin, on May 25th.

Ÿ  Matt Starkenburg enjoys receiving cards/letters of encouragement. They can be sent to Matt at: ID. #53946, Mike Durfee State Prison, West 225th, 1412 Wood Street, Springfield, SD 57062

Ÿ  Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Joyce Van Otterloo, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Tena Pollema, John & Margaret Meendering & Don Westra in their home; Harriet Driesen in Sioux Center; Tillie Sipma in Sheldon, Wilma Altena in George, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ  We pray for Joan Buyert as she continues her recovery.  We give thanks to God for her continuing improvement.

Ÿ  We continue to keep Gene Driesen in our prayers as he continues his treatment for cancer. May God continue to give strength to Gene, as well as for Nella and family.

Ÿ  We continue to pray for Gys and Donna Bakker, parents of Gwen Van Voorst, and Jim Scholten, father of Dar Fenchel. We praise God for the progress they have made and pray for continued gains.

Ÿ  Please continue to remember Mary Grooters, Gerrit Oldenkamp, Don Pluim and others who worship with us from their homes.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS is accepting applications for a part-time kindergarten paraprofessional for the 2012-2013 school year. The position will require working with a variety of students and assisting the teacher in the classroom. Please contact school or see our webpage for an application. If you have any questions, contact Stewart Vander Stoep at 726-3558. Applications must be submitted by June 4.

   Meat Donation:  HCS Rally Day Sale will be held Saturday, Sept.15.  For many years, we have been blessed with donations of beef and pork.  If you’d like to make a donation of meat or a monetary donation for the cost of meat processing, please call Dave Te Slaa (439-2370) or Matt Vande Hoef (441-3527).

 

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on June 5. Those coping with mental illness are invited to join us for education and support.

 

ATTENTION YOUNG ADULTS: Are you looking for a Bible Study for the summer? Join us at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Wednesdays at 7:30p. Currently Bible Study is every other week and the weeks in between are social events. This group is open to young adults of any denomination in the age range of 20s and 30s. For information, email Julia at julia.rathbun@ambankiowa.com.

 

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES’ 17th Annual Golf Benefit (including a noon meal) is set for Thursday, June 7th, at Landsmeer Country Club in Orange City. Call Candace Van Marel 737-4831 for information.

 

HOPE HAVEN will be holding its Annual Fishing Benefit at Lake Francis Case, Ft. Randall Dam, on Friday, June 8, rain or shine. Registration fee is $50 which includes evening meal, entry fee, and eligibility for weigh-in prize categories. All proceeds will benefit the Hope Haven Support Foundation. Registration is due by June 7. For more information and to register, visit www.hopehaven.org or call Michelle at 476-3174. Come enjoy a day of food, friends, fellowship, and fishing!

 

GREATER SIOUX COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER will be holding its 2nd annual Wellness on Wheels Bicycle ride Sat., June 9, beginning at the All Seasons Center in Sioux Center. There will be 3 options:  6 mile “Grand Ride” for families, a 30 mile ride and a 50 mile ride. All rides feature water and snack stops along the way. Registration table is in the parking lot across from the All Seasons Center beginning at 7:30a. Grand Ride send-off is at 9:00a. To register contact 722-1700 or go online at www.greatersiouxchc.org.

 

LIFE AFTER LOSS Bereavement Support Group will meet Tuesday, June 12, from 4:30-6:00p in Crown Pointe Gathering Room. This program is designed to help people cope with these unfamiliar feelings. Participants will learn about the healing and recovery process, share experiences, strength and hope with others.

 

WESTERN CHRISTIAN Booster Club is hosting a Burger-Brat Fry during the Unity Christian-Western Christian softball & baseball games in Hull on Tuesday, June 12. Burgers, brats, chips, soda and water are on the menu. Serving starts at 5:30p.

 

HOPE HAVEN’S 17th Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center on June 15&16. The festival will run from 11:00a-10:00p. both days. Approximately 20 different groups from 6 states are scheduled to sing! This is a benefit for Hope Haven and freewill offerings will be taken each day. A lunch stand will be open both days. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at the Rec. Center at Dordt College.

 

DORDT COLLEGE Defender Gold Club Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 22 at The Ridge in Sioux Center. There is a cannon start at noon. The event is a four-person best ball tournament with flight & pin prizes along with a quality steak dinner to conclude the evening. Registration form found at www.dordt.edu/dgc.

 

FRAMERS NEEDED!!! JFA is partnering with Zuni Christian Missions in Zuni, NM in their on-going efforts of building a new school and other campus buildings. They are hoping to be ready to frame up some buildings right after July 4th, finishing that phase by the end of July. If you are a framer and interested in sharing a few days with Zuni Christian Mission you would be a blessing. Call Pat at 476-2804.