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::: F aith & F amily 6 ] Sioux County Index-Reporter Oct. 23, 2013 Pastor's Corner Pastor Cory Griess Maybe Stalin, or Osama Bin Laden, but not Calvary Protestant Reformed Church Hull, Iowa Have you ever heard someone who was an unbeliever (or even claimed to be a be- liever!) say, "God would never send some- one to hell forever for their sins, after all God is love. A loving God would never do something like that!" The Heidelberg Catechism in Lord's Day 4 deals with three objections to the idea that God will punish sin in everlasting hell. The first objection was that God would not be just to demand that we obey Him anyway since we are sinful by nature. And therefore He would not be just to punish sinners in hell. The catechism answered that by saying, God created us able to obey perfectly in the beginning, and it's our fault, not His, that we can't obey per- fectly anymore. His requirement is just and the punishment is just. We changed, not Him. The second objection was that God would never punish in eternal hell for sins only committed for a lifetime of 60 to 70 years or so. Forever is a long time. That hardly seems just does it? The cat- echism answered that by saying, we have to understand who God is and what sin is against Him. He is perfect, eternally holy and therefore even one sin deserves eter- nal punishment. The catechism is dealing with these ob- jections to eternal punishment because we naturally like to do everything we can to convince ourselves judgment is not real. Especially in our day and age where so much sin is not dealt with in home or church or state, it is easy to convince our- selves that a day of owning up to our mak- er and punishment for sin will never come. Or if it does, it's probably just a slap on the wrist and nothing more. One final time the Heidelberg Cat- echism exposes our attempt to convince ourselves that judgment is not real. And this last one is the most common one- a loving God would never send us to hell. me and not most of us. God is love. Won't he just let "normal sins" slide in the end? He is a God who forgives right. If He was a big God He would just get over it already and move on. It is interesting that people want jus- tice when something has been done to them, but refuse to allow God to have justice. Isn't it interesting that people can talk about crime being a disease and about how people shouldn't be punished for their wrong behavior, as long as that wrong behavior does not affect them personally? But then when it's their own daughter who is raped and murdered, the cry is for justice to be served! Something must be done! (And rightly so). No matter how much we try to excuse our race of its guilt, when we are the offended party we want justice. But then, how inconsistent when we don't want to see that God, the perfectly Holy One, who alone is not wor- thy of any offense, would require just pay- ment for sins against Him. God is love, yes, but He is also justice. If He wasn't there would be no sense of jus- tice in the men he created (perverted as it is by the fall). As a perfectly just God, He cannot overlook sin. He will not, but He also cannot. If he would He would have to unGod Himself, and that is impossible. He is absolutely holy and pure and cannot even behold iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13). Therefore every sin against His Most High Majesty, no matter how small or how large, will be punished, either in the per- son that committed it, or in a substitute, Jesus Christ. Not one sin ever committed by any person in all the years of the his- tory of this world will go unpaid for. God's justice can demand no less and do no less. It is a perfect justice. The question is for each one of us, will we pay it ourselves in eternity in hell, or will someone else pay the price for us. And what love it must be, if someone would pay the price for us. And what love it is that God Himself has done so in the person and work of His own Son! Obituaries Olive enbos on Feb. 17, 1937 in rural Boyden. Doorenbos 96 Boyden Oct. 15, 2013 Olive G. Dooren- bos, 96, of Boyden, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Services were Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at United Presbyterian Church in Boyden, with the Rev. Rollin Haynes offi- ciating. Burial with a graveside service was Oct. 18 at heridan Township Cemetery in Boyden. Olive G. Doorenbos, the daughter of Frank and Effie (Horn) Schafer, was born June 5, 1917 in Spirit Lake. As a child she moved with her parents to various loca- tions. She received her elementary educa- tion in Middleburg and graduated from the high school in Boyden in 1934. Olive was united in marriage to Theodore Door- The couple farmed near Boyden until Ted's retirement in 1978 when they moved to a different farm house near Boyden. Ted pre- ceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2001. Olive remained in her home until passing away at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church in Boyden. Olive is survived by her 10 children, Donna (Lavern) Meyer of Boyden, Darlene (Ray) De Vilbiss of Palmer, Ark., Leland, (Ella) Doorenbos of Boyden, Aden (Linda) Doorenbos of Boyden, Carolyn Doorenbos of Boyden, Sharon Hollatz of Garner, Iowa, Elwin (Lisa) Doorenbos of Boyden, Kenneth (Sue) Doorenbos of Spirit Lake, Dwight (Nancy) Doorenbos of Boyden, Linda (Rick) Korthals of George, 23 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Ted; an infant daughter, two great- grandchildren, a son-in-law, Gary Hollatz; her parents, one brother and two sisters. Henrietta Korthals 96 Sheldon Oct. 16, 2013 Henrietta Bos Korthals, 96, passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at Sheldon Sanford Health. Services were Sunday, Oct. 20, at First Reformed Church in Boyden with the Rev. Matthew Draffen officiating. Burial was at Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden. Henrietta was born on April 29, 1917, to AJ and Harmtje (Boer) Bos in Sheldon. She grew up on a farm and went to coun- try school in Steen, Minn. Henrietta and her eight sisters and two brothers created many memories growing up together. On Feb. 27, 1941, Henrietta married Gerrit Korthals on a farm near George. Together, Henrietta and Gerrit had five children. In her younger years, Henrietta worked cleaning houses. After she married Gerrit, she retired from cleaning homes and began the busy job of being a farmer's wife. In 1994, Gerrit and Henrietta moved from their farm into Boyden where they lived for 18 years. Hen- rietta and Gerrit both moved to Prairie View in Sanborn in Aug. of 2012. Survivors her husband, Gerrit; five chil- dren, Leon (Carolyn) of Boyden, Aden (Car- la) of Garretson, S.D., Arlys (Fred) Reimers of Sheldon, Stanley (Marlys) of George and LaVonne and (Clark) Van Schepen of Boy- den; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchil- dren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Johanna Freerks of Long Beach, Calif. and sister-in-law Lorraine Bos of Mississippi, Frances Freerks, Catherine Krull, and Corne- lia Van Westen, all of George. She was preceded in death by her par- ents and her siblings, Dena Klarenbeek, Bertha Bliek, Minnie Klarenbeek, Gerrit Bos, Gertrude Siebrands, Alice Koele, Lena Groen, Carrie Koele, Gerrit John Bos and four children who died in infancy. Pleasant Acres Schedule Wednesday, Oct. 23 Beauty care 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 9:30 a.m. Games/Christian School 11:10 a.rn. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2:00 p.m. Jan's Reminsce Thursday, Oct. 24 9:00 a.m. Care conference 9:30 a.m. Coffee break 10:00 a.m. Exercise group 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 1:30 p.m. Leisure time 7:15 p.m. George Heynen Hostess: Mel Friday, Oct. 25 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break 9:30 a.m. Games 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:1S p.m. Devotions 2 p.m. Bingo: Gert, Janice, Marvin, Eileen, Lyla, John, Agnes Saturday, Oct. 26 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch Card Bingo 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:1S p.m. Devotions 2:00 p.m. Movie 5 p.m. Gaithers 6 p.m. Orville- piano Sunday, Oct. 27 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 9:30 a.m. First CRC on cable 9:30 a.m. First Reformed on cable 11 a.m. First CRC on cable 11:10 a.m. Staff devotions 12:15 p.m. Staff devotions 2:1S p.m. Social Time 4p.m. Protestant Ref. on cable 6:30 p.m. Sioux Center First Ref. on cable 7 p.m. First CRC on cable Monday, Oct. 28 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch I 0:00a.m. Golden Oldies 11 :I 0a.m. Devotions 12:15a.m. Devotions 2:00 p.m. Balloon Volleyball 7:00 p.m Travelogue Tuesday, Oct. 29 Beauty Care 9:30 a.m. Coffee klatch 9:30 a.m. Men and Ladies groups 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:1S p.m. Devotions 2:00 p.m. Sing-a-long- Grace, Mel, Dolly, Bess 7:00 p.m. Travelogue Wednesday, Oct. 30 Beauty care 9:30 a.m. Games Coffee Klatch 11:10 a.m. Devotions 12:15 p.m. Devotions 2:00 p.m. Monthly Birthday Party 6:30 p.m. Library Visit Bright Start: Caring for the Community's Children Bright Start Day- care and Preschool, located in Hull at 1003 Okey St., had an open house on Oct. 22. The event was open to fami- lies, parents, and grandparents of the surrounding area who wanted to learn more about this non- profit organization and what it has to offer the commu- nity. Unlike many day- cares in the area, Bright Start is not supported by any local hospitals or school districts. Seven years ago the city of Hull got Bright Start Daycare and Preschool in Hull hosted an open house to allow the community to learn more about its non-profit organi- zation. a Community Development Block Grant that allowed the daycare and preschool to open with the requirement that an orga- nization in the community had to match the funds. American State Bank agreed to give the daycare a loan to do this and Nikki Bomgaars, Bright Start's executive director, pays a monthly bill to the bank to make those payments. The daycare serves 48 families and they currently have 67 kids in the program. They are open 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,"Rain or shine," Bomgaars explained."lf you have sick kids, or you're sick, we aren't going to call you and say you can't bring your kid today. We're here for the families:' The day-by-day activities at Bright Start are structured and consistent. Activities include playing outside, reading books, listening to music and doing arts and crafts. The kids receive two snacks a day and the lunchtime meal is state-approved and served and cooked by the staff. The younger toddlers have shorter activities and the older kids have a more structured schedule with lesson plans and themes to get them ready for school. Agnes Attema Rasmussen 90 Rock Valley Oct. 16, 2013 Agnes Attema Rasmussen, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Iowa. A graveside ser- vice was Saturday, Oct.19, 2013 in Obert, Neb. Agnes was born on April 16, 1923 on a farm southeast of Rock Valley to Pier and Bertha (Van Duyn) Attema. She was the youngest of seven children. Agnes gradu- ated from country school and went to Western Christian High School two years. She later taught herself to type and worked in a legal office for a time. She married Levi Rasmussen of Obert, Neb. and, except for a short time in Sioux City, they lived their entire married life in Obert. After her hus- band's death, Agnes moved back to Rock Valley to live with her sister, Ann, and broth- er, Jake. She and her sister later moved to the New Homestead in Sioux Center. Agnes has lived at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull since 2004. Survivors include sister-in-law, Clarissa Attema of Acworth, Ga.; six nephews; one niece, Connie Blehm; and numerous rela- tives. She was preceded in death by her par- ents; her husband; her siblings, Tony, Gerrit, Lane, Jake, Art and Ann Attema; and one niece. Dwight Sas 61 Hull Oct. 19, 2013 Dwight Sas, 61, of Hull passed away Sat- urday, Oct. 19, 2013, at his residence. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 22, at First Reformed Church in Hull.The Rev. Kevin Yurk and Mr. Kevin Sas officiated. Interment was prior to the service at Hope Cemetery in Hull. Dwight Harold Sas was born in Sioux Center on April 15, 1952, to John and Ger- trude (Vande Garde) Sas. He graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in 1970. He also attended Northwest Iowa Technical College in Sheldon, where he graduated with an accounting degree. On July 2, 1980, Dwight married Marla Van Beek at Imman- uel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. They made their home northeast of Hull, where he took over the family farm. In 1984, they moved into Hull where Dwight was a printer and photographer for the Index-Reporter. He also became a printer at PRO Printing in Hull and later at Diamond Vogel Paint in Orange City. Dwight was a member of First Reformed Church in Hull where he held many responsibilities, such as Sunday School Superintendent, usher, audio technician and member of the Mis- sion Committee. Dwight delivered over 1,200 apple crisps to people who have had a life struggle. He was also founder of the Hull Food Pantry, which began in January 2010. Survivors inclue his wife Maria; three children, Michael (Heather) Sas, Kevin Sas, and his fiance, Brianna Perez and Angie Sas; grandson; sister, Leanne (Verlyn) Moen. He was preceded in death by his par- ents and a brother, Leland Sas. We appreciate our pork producers and all that they do in keeping Iowa's pork industry strong! So let's celebrate & "ham" it up with lots of little piggy fun! ERIC'AN BgNK Sioux Center Hospers Hull 439.2929 Granville Alvord www.ambanldowa,com