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April 11, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 11, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting  

*Opening Song: #246:1-4 “Come, Thou Almighty King”  

WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Song of Confession: #615:1-3 “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling” (LUYH)

Words of Assurance

Congregational Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #282:1,3,4 “Break Now the Bread of Life”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  John 8:31-47; John 14:6

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Don’t All Religions Basically Teach the Same Thing?”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #461:1,4 “Beautiful Savior”

Presentation by Gideon Representative John Kooiker

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #146:2,4 “Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah!”
*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                

Your offering for the Christian Ed Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

       

* indicates congregation stand

 organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Mike & Connie Grevengoed, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Scott & Sara Grevengoed, Deacon Jon & Bethany Scholten

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Lisa Poppema, Dana Fedders, Kaden Struik, Jessica Wielenga, Riley Grevengoed; PM Eric Kroese Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Keagen Winterfeld, Ashley Fedders, Dason Vant Hul; PM Ryan Kroese Family   

USHERS FOR APRIL: Jon Van Berkum, Rod Te Krony, Harlyn Bolkema, Lonny Van Schepen

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Gideons

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Harlan & Kathy M.  NEXT SUNDAY: Jim & Lee O.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Tonya                         NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                        

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                          NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Kyle LeLoux to Justin Van Zee; Ken Leusink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rick Leusink to Michael Ribbens; Harry Meendering to Kevin Schutte; Harlan Mouw to Lauren Runia; Jake Ney to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM       Christian Ed Meeting

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship

MONDAY

    6:30 PM      Elder’s Meeting

    7:00 PM      Deacon’s Meeting

    8:00 PM      Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

    6:30 PM      Cadets meet at the Youth building at 6:30p for our annual ditch cleaning. Please wear grubby clothes (NOT your uniform) and take gloves along. We will have a hot dog roast after working and should be finished around 8p. Parents – if you have a pickup and are willing to help shuttle boys back and forth, we’d really appreciate the help!

     6:45 PM     GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting. GEMS Sunday is April 25 at Hope.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 11, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  Welcome as we gather on the second Sunday of the Easter season. Christ is risen! Alleluia! 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.

IN OUR MORNING SERVICE, John Kooiker will give a short presentation about the work of the Gideons. The offering next Sunday will be for the Gideons.

THIS MORNING we welcome Lynnae Bouma back to the family of God at First CRC. She grew up in this church, has returned to Hull, and has been a member of Calvary CRC in Edina, Minnesota.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 7 titled “Daniel’s Disturbing Dream”.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet tonight at 5:00p in the Youth Building.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Rev. Tim Ouwinga will be installed as our Pastor of Visitation.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Young people interested in making profession of faith are invited to attend a class beginning next Sunday, April 18. The class will run for three weeks during the Sunday school hour and meet in Pastor Loren’s office. Let Pastor Loren know if you are interested (pastor@hull1stcrc.com or text him at 712-449-5222).

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, April 15th at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Melissa Beyer will cater supper. Following our meal, we will watch a travel video. RSVP to Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) by Monday, April 12th and please bring $11 to cover the cost of our meal. Call Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: The YPS diner will be held April 28th.

ROCKY RAILWAY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: We are so excited to have VBS this year!! The dates are Sunday, June 6-Thursday, June 10, from 6:00-8:30p. Registration is online at this link https://forms.gle/2GH9s8YD3bwGAeVY6. Deadline to register is May 7. Be watching the back of church for donations needed  on the Wall of Needs and also for sign up for Adult Volunteers.

THANK YOU to our church family for all the prayers, phone calls, visits, and cards sent to us after the death of our brother, Gerald. Thank you to our Care Group #7 for the beautiful flowers. We are grateful for each and everyone of you!  -Dave & Betty Vande Griend

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Shar Bonestroo’s mom, Betty den Hoed of Rock Valley, is now on hospice care. Pray that God would give Betty and her family everything they need physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Carol Reekers had her last radiation treatment on Monday. In a month they will do scans to see if the cancer is contained or if there have been any changes. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Lindsey Pfingsten as she recovers from surgery. She is experiencing a lack of feeling and coldness in her foot. Pray that would be resolved. Pray for patience as she continues with physical therapy.

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: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: John Bolkema, Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Please remember Sarah Fykstra and her family as she prepares to undergo radiation treatments. We pray for healing and restoration of her health.

Continue to pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. The procedure to fuse the gap in his esophagus was successful, however, last week Saturday he was re-intubated as he fights a cold virus.

Pray for those who recently had surgery.  Remember them as they recover.

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS is actively seeking applicants for the following vacancies: 1. Part-time first grade teacher (teach in the morning); 2. Part-time paraprofessional; 3. Part-time librarian (person does not need a teaching license); 4. Athletic Director. If you are interested in any of these positions, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (rtenpas@hullchristian.com) or call the office at 439-2273.

   WCHS Society Meeting will be held on Monday, April 19, at 7:00p. We will gather in the Event Center at Western. Our Head Administrator, Mr. Verwolf, will share a State of School Report which includes staffing and program updates for the upcoming school year. Western’s Board of Directors will provide an update on the current Strategic Roadmapping process. Lastly, as a society, we have an opportunity to approve the annual budget for the 2021-2022 school year.

   WCHS Grandparent’s Day has been updated to Tuesday, May 18. We invite all Grandparents of Senior students to join us from 9:00-11:00a on that day.

   WCHS Spring Drive: Investments in effective fundraising have been made because of our mission: “To provide God-Centered secondary education to young men and women…” Our efforts with this year’s Spring Drive are profoundly important as we continue to develop our learning community for a second century of service. Regardless of the amount that you are able to give, we desire your participation. Thank you in advance for your generous support of Western Christian!

   Employment opportunities at Western: Maintenance Staff: Western is seeking to hire Full-Time and/or Part-Time Maintenance team members to serve midday-evening shifts. The ideal candidates are  people who: 1) have a strong work ethic, displaying drive & initiative; 2) demonstrate dependability, responsibility, flexibility, & good listening skills; 3) have an ability to effectively work & communicate with visitors, students, administrators, faculty & staff; 4) work well independently; 5) display a positive attitude & the willingness to try something new; 6) have an ability to perform labor-intensive work, including lifting, cleaning, bending, reaching, stooping, stretching, & more as required by the job duties; 7) exhibit a calm demeanor under stressful & time-sensitive situations; 8) demonstrate a willingness to serve others. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Head Administrator, Mr.  Brian Verwolf brian.verwolf@westernchristianhs.com.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT UNIVERSITY’S ANNUAL AG DAY will be held on campus on Friday, April 23, from 9:00a-3:00p. Come join us for games, animals, machinery on display, and so much more! There will be fun for all ages! Lunch is served from 11:00a-1:30p, with part of the proceeds going towards Growing Hope Globally. If you have any questions, please e-mail Helen.Zeutenhorst.@dordt.edu.

HOPE HAVEN GOSPEL SING will be held on Saturday, April 24, in the Dordt Auditorium. Featured will be the Blackwood Brothers from Memphis, Tn, the Klassen Family from Worthington, MN and Four for Him from Sanborn, IA. Doors will open at 5:00p with the concert beginning at 6:30p. Tickets are $15.00.

HABITAT SPONSOR A STUD! Gather your friends, family, church group, business, etc. to sponsor one or more 2x4 studs for $50 each to help build the Habitat House in Hull! We will deliver the stud(s) to you, so you can decorate it with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. The decorated studs will be framed into the house, and everyone will be invited to a Stud Finder Open House later on to see the studs and pray for the project. There are over 350 studs for the house, and we’d love to see them all decorated with love! Get more details and sign up by April 5 by contacting Kurt Franje: 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

JUSTICE FOR ALL will be working alongside Grace Reigns Ministry in Colorado City, AZ from April 30-May 7. We are inviting anyone interested in going on this trip to contact JFA. During the week you will serve their community and learn about their culture through God’s redemptive eyes. Call Nick LeLoux at JFA to sign up at 712-476-2804. Deadline to sign up is April 20th.

JFA is organizing a co-ed softball tournament on May 15 at the Sports Complex in Rock Valley. Cost to enter a team is $200. Champions win a t-shirt. Concession stand will be available. Deadline to register is May 7. Register through JFA website or contact Joel at 712-476-2804. Join JFA for a day of fellowship, softball and fun!

DORDT UNIVERSITY seniors Ashley Van Engen, organ, and Loyal Tillotson, piano, will present a joint recital on Saturday, April 17, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Van Engen of Sioux Center will perform a wide range of repertoire, including the piece Fantasy for the Organ on Psalm 150 and the well-known Toccata from Symphony No. 5. Tillotson, of Rapids City, will be joined by senior Andrea Veldman of Hudson, SD, for a piano duet. Tillotson’s repertoire includes a sampling of different styles: a lively and charming Mozart duet, a grand and dramatic solo by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, a reflective and comforting hymn arrangement, a jovial, toe-tapping Scott Joplin rag, and more – a colorful assortment of pieces by some of his favorite composers. The recital is open to the public and will not be ticketed. Masks are required for those attending and seating groups will be socially distanced. Dordt continues to monitor how COVID-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions or cancellations.