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October 19, 2016 faith and family Sioux County Index-Reporter ! 5 PASTOR'S CORNER Be the change llastor David Poppen, First Reformed share information but one of the most im- Church, Boyden portant things is for people to leave a church r service with something to do or something I have been around the church and to change so that the "BEING" of a person people enough to hear the criticism of the is transformed. More information does not ~hurch. We live in a day when the institutions lead to transformation. In Deep & Wide, Andy !hat have sustained the Christian faith are un- Stanley suggests"it's one thing to know a lot ~er more and more pressure to conform to about weightlifting and another thing to ac- l~ociety's standards and be silent about con- tually lift weights" ~oversial teachings. Because of this, some It's one thing to know a lot about nutri- believe the local church is dead and her tion and another thing to eat healthy. Simi- i~st days are behind her. I don't believe the larly, it's one thing to know a lot about the church is dead. Rather it is alive because, as Bible and another thing to actually live out Bill Hybels says,"the local church is the hope what it teaches. bfthe world"And I would add"when it oper- That's why the Christian life isn't just ates as Jesus wants it to, I deeply believe the about knowledge. It's when our acts of faith ~hurch is the bride of Jesus Christ. Imperfect, intersect with God's faithfulness that is prac- often insensitive and powerless, the church is ticed that our faith grows. From Jesus'parable J~sus'representatives who bring his message of the wise and foolish builders, we discover t0 the world! that hearing and learning are not enough. I grew up in a pastor's home and went to The value is in the application, because, in church from the time I was a child. Over all my the end, it's obedience that makes all the dif- years of ministry, I have found it difficult to lis- ference" ten to people who are critical of the church The church (not the building but the peo- and it's a surprise to find that sometimes they ple of God) of Jesus Christ needs to be built don't know why you might be a part of it. on three things: Radical Obedience, the Re- Why go to church? What's the benefit of flective Life and Authentic Community. ~ attending regularly? When you understand Be the Change You Want to See the "why" it makes it easier to understand the One more thing needs to be said. It is easy '~when"and"where" to say the church is not this or that. People's The Rev Clarence E. Stowers Jr:s article on perceptions always have some portion of why a person goes to church informs us that truth in them. Still, the church is in need of ..... Scripture Says So dedicated people who know and love Je- ! Going to church is not just a "good sug- sus and who practice and model what that gestion"it is God's will for believers. Hebrews means! When you go to church, others take 10:25 says we should "not (be) giving up notice. You are setting an example that other meeting together, as some are in the habit of people notice. Examples inspire, so why not "doing, but encouraging one another -- and inspire others. all the more as you see the Day approaching" It helps no one to complain and when What may surprise some people is that even we do there is a revelation that something in in the early church there were those who dis- us is resistant to the message of the church. connected themselves from the church. The People are imperfectand when we don't take author of Hebrews is reminding the believers that into consideration in working with oth- of this important value, ers, we will always miss the opportunity to There is great support for people when love and be loved. ~they attend church. The church is made up Most people want to do better, live bet- of sinners who are not perfect but find grace, ter and be better. For the people around you, forgiveness and love when a loved one dies whether it's your friends or your co-workers, or a crisis erupts or the hunger for relation- whether it's your family, when they see you ,ship exists. The need for forgiveness, grace have a commitment that is leading you to liv- e. and mercy after the brokenness of sin and ing a better life -- that is a positive example the guilt of wrongdoing can only be alleviat- other people can follow. ed by a Savior who lifts and promises healing There you have it! Three solid reasons when sin destroys relationships, why you should get up, get dressed on Sun- i, You'll Hear Something That'll Prompt day and go to church. Be a friend and bring a You to Do Something friend. Remember, our best days are not be- As a preacher I preach messages andhind us, theyareaheadofus. SCHOOL MENUS OBITUARY Frances Vanden Bosch 91 Inwood, Iowa October 8, 2016 Frances Groeneweg Vanden Bosch, 91, of Inwood, Iowa, died Sat- urday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Hegg Memorial Hos- pital, Rock Valley. Memorial service was Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment at Valley View Cemetery. Frances Wissink was, born Sept. 15, 1925, at Rock Valley, the daughter of John and Hattie (Vander Sanden) Wissink. On Feb. 21, 1945, she married Richard Groeneweg. They lived one year on a farm northwest of Rock Valley, then on a farm r~~o'~ RockValley 38 years. Her hu~;band died Oct. 2, 2010. On July 13, 201 I, she married q Ore Van- den Bosch. They lived at Aspen Hoights in Hull, Iowa, and later in Rock Ral?ids 14ealth Centre. He died March 31, 2016. She the~ moved to Fellowship Village in h~wood. Survivors include her children, Richard Jr. (Millie) Groeneweg of Coto De Caza, Cali- fornia, Carol (Ed) Ver Burg of Rock Valley, Sandy (Bill) Van Kley of Sioux Center. Iowa, and Bev (Rod) Jacobsma of l~oon, lowa; 15 grandchildren; 35 great:~grm~dclfildren; four great-great-grandchildren,; and rnany nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by t~e~ par- ents; step-mother, Cornelia Verdoorn Wissink; husbands and sisters, Cornelia (Marinus) Voortman and Dorothy (Tunis) Jansma. Loren Van Dyk 58 Hull, Iowa October 14, 2016 Loren Van Dyk, 58, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Pioneer United Methodist Church, Rock Valley, with private interment at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hull. Loren John was born Feb. 25, 1958, at Sheldon, Iowa, the son of Henry and Mar- ian Bertha (Anderson) Van Dyk. t4e was raised north of Hull and attended Boyden- Hull Schools. Over the years he worked construction and farmed. In August 2016, he moved to Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Survivors include his daughter, Melinda Van Dyk, of San Antonio, Texas; two broth- ers, Daryl Van Dyk, of Hull, and Lloyd (Su- san} Van Dyk of Sioux Falls; a sister, Connie Van Dyk of Boyden; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bertha Hoekstra 85 Doon, Iowa October 14, 2016 Bertha H. Hoeks- tra, 85, of Doon, lowa, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Whispering Heights, Rock Valley, Iowa. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Doon United Reformed Church with inter- ment in Hillside Cemetery, Doon. Bertha Hermina Van Den Brink was born June 6, 1931, at Inwood, Iowa, daughter of Aart and Gertje (Van Loo) Van Den Brink. She graduated from Western Christian High School. On Oct. 20, 1950, she mar- ried Harold Hoekstra. They farmed several years and eventually retired into Doon. She spent several years working as a nurse aide and a sales clerk at The Foreign Candy out let store in Hull, Iowa. Her husband died in 201 I. Survivors include two sons, Larry (Terry) Hoekstra of Osseo, Wisconsin, and Lee (Joann) Hoekstra of Hull; two da,~ghters, Linda (Rog) Broek of Ireton, lowa, and Lorna (Gary) Koedam of Doon; 13 gra~v, tcifitdren; 38 great-grandchildren; eight great great- grandchildren; brother-in-law, Clarence Anema of Hawarden, Iowa, arid sisters-in- law, Lucille Hoekstra of Doon and Irene Van Beek of Sheldon, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her par- ents, husband, two great-grandsons, five brothers and five sisters. Sharon Hanna Sharon Rose Hanna, 81, of Boydel~, Iowa, 81 passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Boyden, Iowa Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Shel- October 12, 2016 don, Iowa. There will be no visitation a od no. service "~i~b#d~n-Hull El~i~!'b~til~' _' /ange chicken, brown jas- and.salsa, fruiti,,veggie tray.. _ ii :~ ' " i. i per Sharon's request . Thursday!#~:iii&T(~~ b0r= mine Yice/oriental Vegeta,' ........ Tuesday: ~ Ffencl~ dip, ..,.......~o~ ;...,o.. ...... ~o.o'~'..~.~. ..... ,, 'i ...... ' ...... ~ ~lto,'pllito beans, salsa, bles, edamame, fries, fruit, carrots. Friday: Turkey burger Monday: Beef walking Wednesday: Chicken on a bun, jo jos, gardentaco, Spanish rice, black with rice, broccoli, fruit, tea salad, bean salad, romaine let- roll. Monday: Walking taco, tuce, tomatoes. Spanish rice, refried beans, Tuesday: Chicken nug- Western Christian !.. romaine lettuce, diced to- gets with bread stick, baby Thursday: Grilled matoes, carrots, mashed potatoes, cheese, chef's salad, peach Tuesday: Chicken nug- Wednesday: Spaghetti crisp, fruit. gets, baby carrots, mashed with meat sauce, garlicFriday: Chicken strips, potatoes, bread stick, Popeye salad, carrots, tri-taterfruit snack. Wednesday: Spaghetti Italian vegetables. Monday: Crispito, chips with meat sauce, and salsa, broccoli, fruit. ~' HullChristian School Tuesday: Pulled pork tBoyden_HuliHigh School Thursday: Chicken pat- sandwich, peas, potato Thursday: Mediterra- ty, fries, fruit, carrots, wedges, chocolate chip ' ~nean chicken pita pocket, Friday: Soup, cinnamon bar, fruit. baked fries, romaine let- rolls, fruit. Wednesday: Country tUce, tomatoes. Monday: Grilled pep- casserole, fruit cup, dinner ', Friday: Mandarin or- peroni and cheese, chips roll, fruit. Hull blood drive results PLEASANT ACRES Wednesday, Oct. 19 11:25 Devotions cable In Touch 2:00 Bingo: John, Agnes, Beauty Care Eileen, Janice, Lyla, Cliff Monday, Oct. 24 9:30 Coffee Break In Touch 9:30 Games: Prot. School Saturday, Oct. 22 9:30 Coffee break 11:25 Devotions 9:30 Coffee Break 10:00 Golden Oldies 2:00 Nerf Gun Target 9:30 Card Bingo 11:25 Devotions Practice 11:25 Staff Devotions 2:00 1950s Trivia 7:00 Cards with Harold 5:00 Gaithers-Welk-Ca- 7:00 Movie ble Thursday, Oct. 20 Tuesday, Oct. 25 In Touch Sunday, Oct. 23 In lc)uch 9:30 Coffee Break 9:30 Coffee Break Beauty Care 10:OO Exercise Group 9:30 Ist CRC & Ist Re- 9:30 Coffee Break 11:25 Devotions form on cable 9:30 Men's Group, La- 1:30 Beautiful Hands 11:00 Ist CRC on cable dies'Group 11:25 Staff Devotions 11:25 Devotions Friday, Oct. 21 2:15 Social Time 2:00 Sing alo~g: Betty, InTouch 4:00 Protestant Ref on Hennie, Goldie, Jo 9:30 Coffee break cable 7:00 Movie 9:30 Games 6:00 1 st Ref& I st CRC on '% A Hull community blood drive conducted Keizer, Cody Kiers, Deborah Kraal, Keith Lam- !pt. 20 collected 38 units of blood that will be bert, Brianna Nelson, Martin Nielsen, Zachary used to save up to 114 lives. LifeServe Blood Oldenkamp, Barton Peters, Danny Pottebaum, Center representative, AlexWiggs, said 31 reg- Carol Reekers, James Regnerus, Justin Soods- istered donors participated in the drive, ma, Duane Stoll, David Sybesma, JulianneViss- Donors reaching milestones included Mar- cher, Jay Visser and Minerva Wissink. BIRTHDAY ~! !a Hoekstra, 6 gallons; Dennis Smit, 3 gallons; Loren Kotman, 1 gallon; and Holly Verhoef, 1 .. gallon. Donors included Daniel Bonnema, Roger Gerald Kroese Gerald Kroese will cel- Another Hull community blood drive was ebrate his 90th birthday conducted Tuesday, Oct. 18. Boyden-Hull High Thursday, Oct. 27. His family School will conduct a blood drive at the high is requesting a card shower ! school Friday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. To Boon, Michael Covey, Janine De Bruin, La- vonne De Jong, Luann De Wild, Carolyn Goold, Dwayne Hansmann, Scott Hulstein. Keith schedule a blood donation appointment, call 800-287-4903. in his honor. 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