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April 10, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –April 10, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Palm Sunday

Preparation for worship: God, you speak to my heart: “Fear not…your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt” strong yet gentle, humble yet powerful King.


Prelude: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor to Thee, Redeemer, King”

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

 (Please be seated for the processional hymn)

Processional Hymn: #378:1-3 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

Children Sing: “We Have a King” “Great & Mighty” “Ho-Ho-Ho-Hosanna” “He Is the King of Glory”

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren


Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)

Hymn of Response: #376:1-3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering:  Christian Ed Fund

Offertory: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”


*Hymn of Preparation: #482:1-3 “Man of Sorrows—What a Name”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 19:16-27

God’s Word Proclaimed:  Mary: Trusting God in Times of Crisis”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: SW#68:1-3 “Because He Lives”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #482:4-5 “Man of Sorrows—What a Name”

*Postlude: “Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates” (Ps. 24, from Handel’s Messiah) -Guilmant     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga


GREETERS TODAY: Arlene Van Schepen & Shirley Rens, Elder Rod & Connie Te Krony

GOOD FRIDAY: Elder Dave & Betty Vande Griend, Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ben & Bailey Vant Hul, Deacon Carl & Danielle Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Michelle Zomermaand, Benjamin Kats, Abby Fedders, Dason Vant Hul; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

GOOD FRIDAY: Tyler Bonestroo Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sheila Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Ava Ney, Savannah Feenstra, Ashlyn Grevengoed; PM Cory De Wit Family

USHERS FOR APR.: Galen Kroese, Justin Van Schepen, Evan Wielenga, Dave Vant Hul  

VALET PARKING FOR APR: Apr. 10: Bryce V., Justin P.; Apr. 15: Scott K., Ryan B.

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Apr. 10: John Emerick Apr. 15: Kyle LeLoux; Apr. 17: Dan B.

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed Fund

GOOD FRIDAY: Benevolence; NEXT SUNDAY:  Vacation Bible School

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: George & Nancy                     NEXT SUNDAY: Larry & Marcia

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                               NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Tonya                                                  

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle LeLoux

CORRESPONDENCE: Jon Van Berkum to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Curt Van Grouw to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Lee Van Grouw to Lauren & Connie Runia; Brett Van Middendorp to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Eldon Van Schepen to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Justin Van Schepen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism

 10:45 AM       Ladies Bible Study (Nursery)

 10:45 AM       Christian Ed Committee (Council Room)

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee (Youth Building)

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service


   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting


    9:50 AM      Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 12

    7:00 PM      Mission Guild. Lesson 10. Opening Prayer: Vell K.; Closing Prayer: Linda B.

    6:45 PM      GEMS meet at Hope CRC for their last regular meeting. Last meeting will be Apr. 27.


   7:00 PM       Good Friday Service


April 10, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We hold in tension the emotions of this day: the joy of the exuberant crowd welcoming Jesus, and the scorn of those so threatened by him as to seek His death. Lord, have mercy. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.

HIGH SCHOOL PROFESSION OF FAITH CLASS begins today in Room “David” during the Sunday school hour and runs through the end of the Sunday school year, excluding Easter.

THE 12TH GRADE CLASS will continue to meet until the end of the Sunday school year (May 3) in Pastor Loren’s office.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC this evening will be a solo by Larry Wielenga titled “Cross Medley”.

GOOD FRIDAY service is scheduled for Friday, April 15, at 7:00p.

CHOIR will be meeting in the church basement at 6:30p on Good Friday to rehearse.  Choir will also be meeting in the youth building on Easter morning at 8:45a to rehearse.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN from the “Psalter Hymnal” or “Songs of Worship” that you would like the congregation to sing in a Sunday evening service? Write the name of the song on a paper and put it in the basket on the table in the back of church.

YPS DINER will be held April 20 from 5-7p. Come out and enjoy tasty hamburgers, brats and hotdogs along with chips and milkshakes. Drive thru to go boxes will be available at the lower-level parking lot. Freewill donations will be accepted. Come out to support our young people. The funds raised will support our Dallas 2023 trip.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, April 21, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Melissa Beyer will cater supper. Following our meal, Luke DeKoster and Fiona will provide us with a short update of their mission. Luke and Alex will lead us in a hymn sing. RSVP to Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) by Monday, April 18, and please bring $12 to cover the cost of the meal. Call Deanna with any questions.

PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter who will be graduating this year from College, Vocational School, or Trade School please let me know so that I can get a questionnaire in their mailbox. You may call (439-1626) or email me at or leave a note in my mailbox. We will be recognizing our graduates on May 15 during the morning service. -Karen

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for VBS which runs Sunday, June 5 through Thursday, June 9. You may help 1 day, 2 days or whatever works in your schedule. We also need 6 people to help serve the supper on Monday, June 6. A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table. Be sure to check the bulletin board for their “Wall of Needs”. Simply grab a slip of paper and return the listed donation to church. They can be placed in the basket at the back of church.  Any questions, contact Ashley Hulstein.

GEMS SUNDAY is April 24 in our church. Girls are to wear their GEMS t-shirts and arrive at 9:10a.

FROM LAUREN & CONNIE RUNIA: Please pray for us as we head to Papua New Guinea this week for a 3-week training trip. Pray for the national media team members as we equip them with new skills to continue their ministry. At the time of writing this, Lauren has not yet received his PNG visa. Pray that it will arrive on time. Thank you for your support, encouragement and prayers.




We extend our Christian sympathy to Linda and Rog Tiedeman in the passing of Linda’s mother, Trudy Woudstra, early Saturday evening, April 2. The funeral service was held on Friday in Hospers.

Vell Keizer is experiencing an infection since her surgery such that radiation is being delayed. Pray for healing.

Taylyn Vander Schaaf came home from the hospital and is doing very well so far. She will continue to have frequent follow up echoes until surgery to determine when that will be. Please pray that she stays healthy and keeps gaining weight.

Give thanks for ongoing progress for Carver and Maddox Kooima. Pray for continued growth and development. Call Travis or Megan before you stop by.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatment. Pray for strength, energy and healing.  

Continue to keep Rick Van Hill in your prayers as he continues with cancer treatments.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.


Pray that those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.

We are requesting that you would keep Jenn Boesch, daughter of Wes and Diana Dykstra, in your prayers. She will be having a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery on April 12th in Sioux Falls, in response to a diagnosis of breast cancer. Her cancer is stage 1 and the prognosis looks good.

Please keep Jan Bakker in prayer. After some testing, Jan has been scheduled for an Angiogram on Monday morning in Sioux Falls. We pray for her and for the doctors as they care for her.

Please keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers that the radiation treatment finishes its work and as he continues to prepare for surgery.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family. Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.


   HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time paraprofessional position that would work with students in lower grades. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas ( or call the office at 439-2273.

Western Christian High School Chamber Singers invite you to join them in worship at a church near you. Here is the remaining 2022 Tour Schedule:

April 10:  Sheldon First CRC – 5:00 PM

May 08: Hull First CRC – 6:00 PM.


PLAN NOW TO ATTEND the Spring Salad Luncheon of NW IA Bible League. It will be held on May 2 at 12:00 noon at the Sanborn CRC. Program: Pastor Phil Westra is going to talk to us about bees and gardening and how we can use our everyday work to spread the Gospel.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CHORAL DEPARTMENT will present the High School Choral Festival Concert on Friday, April 22, at 7:00p in the Auditorium and De Witt Gymnasium. This concert will feature a massed festival choir including singers from 16 Christian high schools representing 12 different states, as well as all of the Dordt choirs. Also present for the day festival and the concert will be Iowa native and internationally acclaimed composer ElaineInstead of a formal bridal shower for Jade Van Meeteren (future bride of Nate

Boer), and Kerrigan Kats (future bride of Drake Granstra) we have placed a laundry basket for Jade and Kerrigan in the narthex.  Anyone wishing to give a gift of a grocery item may place it in the basket prior to April 27th.

Questions - call Sandy Pollema (439-1429) or Sherry Vant Hul (470-5925).

 Hagenberg. The massed choir will be performing the world premiere of her newest composition, “My Song in the Night,” commissioned for this year’s festival by Dordt University. The concert will be available on livestream at

MENDELSSOHN ELIJAH: The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus, joined by Northwestern College’s A Cappella Choir, will be presenting Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Sat., April 30, at 7:30p in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College. Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Evie’s Hallmark, Windmill Park Jewelers, the Dordt and NWC music offices, or from any SCOC member.

DORDT UNIVERSITY senior Hannah Burgsma will present a harp recital on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The recital features an original arrangement which weaves together three hymns that are beloved by many.

COMMUNITY GARDEN: There are a few plots in the Hull community garden (across from Bargain Alley) available this year. Each plot is approximately 13’x13’. If you’re interested, contact Jeanne Visser (441.4241).

ADVANCE NOTICE: Center for Financial Education Annual Golf Event will be held on May 23 at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. Shotgun start at 12:30p. Price per golfer is $100 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, supper and drawing for door prizes. Call 712-722-3527 or email to sign up. You can also register online at 

ADVANCE NOTICE: Center for Financial Education Family Fishing Outing on July 30 at Big Sioux Recreation Area (84 West 10th St., Hawarden, IA) from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Canoes available or bring your own small boat or fish from shore. Bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait. Lots of prizes. Cookout begins at 12 noon. RSVP by calling 712-722-3527 or email