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January 3, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – January 3, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…. Minister        

Preparation for worship: “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude     

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: “By Faith”

*God’s Greeting       

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: #209:1-3 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #567:1,2 “Here I Am to Worship” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 95

God’s Word Proclaimed: “An Invitation to Worship”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Application: #95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exaltation”

WE SEEK TO LIVE AS GOD’S PEOPLE

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #542:1-4 “The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear”

*Postlude     

Your offering for the 1. Building Fund; 2. Center for Financial Education can be placed

in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Devin & Kate Bonestroo, Deacon Matt & Bethany Bosma

NURSERY TODAY: Danielle Bonestroo, Kaleigh Van Middendorp, Cooper Emerick, Abigail Kats, Lane Driesen

NEXT SUNDAY: Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Keagen Winterfeld, Braden Baccam, Aubri Fedders

USHERS FOR JAN.: Eric Haveman, Alex Westra, Scott Kroese, Eric Rens

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Building Fund; 2. Center  for Financial  Education

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                                

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                          NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Dan & Dana F.                    NEXT SUNDAY: Mark & Teresa F.

CORRESPONDENCE: Curt Van Grouw to Justin Van Zee; Lee Van Grouw to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Brett Van Middendorp to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Clark Van Schepen to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Eldon Van Schepen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Justin Van Schepen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM             Worship Service

 10:45 AM             Sunday School/Catechism Classes

   6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM             Christian Fellowship                                       

WEDNESDAY

   7:00 PM             Music & Worship Committee – meet in the basement

   7:00 PM             YPS – Lesson. Devotions: Jacob E & Teagan DJ; Lunch: Aubri F & Ashlyn G

   7:00 PM             Mission Guild. Lesson 9 on “John’s Letters”.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 3, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Happy New Year! Welcome to worship, one and all. Please greet one another with the peace of Christ. 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM will be meeting today.

THIS EVENING we welcome Ben Wiersma as he leads our service. His message is from Luke 4:38-44 titled “Healing the Sick.”

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will begin tonight.

THE EAST HALF of the sanctuary is designated as a social distancing area during services. Both East and West halves will be seated every other bench until full, at which point remaining people will be seated in empty benches on the West half.

STUDENTS preparing for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church from Classis Heartland may apply for aid to assist them in their study for the 2021-2022 academic years by contacting Rev. Loren Kotman; 1111 5th Street, Hull, IA 51239; (712) 439-1123; pastor@hull1stcrc.com. The deadline is February 1, 2021.

A FEW 8TH GRADE STUDENTS in Hull Christian School’s STEAM class are doing a community service project. They chose to donate items to Promise Community Health Center. If you would like to help care for new moms and their babies, there will be a table in the back of church for you to put your donations on. A few items you may donate are diapers, baby bottles, baby clothes, wipes, blankets, etc. Items will be picked up the week of January 10th.

THANK YOU to our church family for the expressions of sympathy and support through prayers, cards and gifts in the passing of our mom and grandma. Thank you also to Pastor Loren and Norma for their calls and visit and to our care group for the memorial décor. It was all very much appreciated! -Janice & Kevin Driesen and family

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ed and Eunice Scholten in the passing of Ed’s daughter, Betty (Mrs. Roger) Vande Griend, of Allendale, Michigan who passed away on Monday. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Continue to pray for Galen Drent as he recovers from back and neck injuries.

Pray for all those in this congregation and beyond who are struggling with Covid.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Goldie Veldman, and Jo Westra; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We pray for healing and quick recovery for those who have recently had surgery.

Please pray for Janet Steiger, Pete and Jennifer’s mom in Washington. She recently suffered a brain bleed that resulted in several falls. She is in a facility where she can receive therapy and things are improving. Pray for healing and strength for Janet.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer, who continues to receive nutrition through a feeding tube. We pray that he can grow strong and that his upcoming surgeries to repair his esophagus go well.

We remember Marcus Masen as he goes through chemo treatments.

Pray for strength for Jan Bakker as she goes through chemo treatments.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for healing and are thankful for so many that have recovered.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

    

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOVE INC: A new Love & Learn class session is starting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:45-8:15p at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Classes available this winter are:

-Boundaries (NEW!) – learn how to set healthy boundaries in all your relationships including yourself.

-Faith & Finances – a common sense approach to managing day to day finances. Gain knowledge and learn

 skills of good financial practices and systems.

-Grief Share – led by caring people who’ve experienced their own journey of grief; this support group will offer

  biblical concepts to healing.

-Have a New Kid by Friday – practical tips and tools in parenting to create a loving, God-centered environment

 for life’s greatest blessing: your children.

-Affirming Potential – evaluate the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of your life.

-Redemptive compassion – interactive Bible study that explores HOW to love serve effectively as God’s people.

 To learn more about these classes or to register, call Love INC at 712-476-5990 or email loveinc3@premieronline.net.

BEING GOD’S COPYCAT: Check out the new Kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. In Colossians 3:12, God shows us how we can do what he does by acting with “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.

GROUNDWORK: COMMITMENT AND DISCIPLESHIP – Following Jesus is not always easy. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 13:3-23, Luke 14:25-33, and Hebrews 12:1-3 to better understand the spiritual discipline of commitment and learn how we can cultivate the lifelong discipline of following Jesus Christ. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

CALVIN UNIVERSITY JANUARY SERIES – Each year Calvin provides a publicly accessible series of speakers on various topics related to the Christian life and worldview. This year the January Series runs from Jan. 6-26 and because of COVID-19 is offered to us in the safety and comfort of our homes. They are offering an impressive lineup of speakers and topics. The series is free of charge, but you need to register to watch it. More information on the content, speaker list, and REGISTRATION details can be found at www.calvin.edu/january.