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April 14, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 14, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister       Palm Sunday

 

Preparation for Worship: And the Lord commanded man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17

 

WE WELCOME OUR LORD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting           

   (Please be seated for the processional hymn)

Processional Hymn: #375:1-3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

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

Children’s message by Pastor Loren

 

 

WE ARE RECONCILED TO OUR LORD

Song of Assurance: SW#21:1-3 “There Is a Redeemer”

Congregational Prayer

Ministry of Music: Leah Rozeboom & Emma Zoet… “It Is Well with My Soul”

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory 

 

 

WE LISTEN TO OUR LORD

*Preparation Hymn: #467:1-4 “At the Name of Jesus”  

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 27:45-66; Lord’s Day 16, Q&A 40-43

God’s Word Proclaimed: “All the Way to Death”

Prayer of Application

 

 

WE LEAVE WITH OUR LORD

*Song of Application: #467:5,6 “At the Name of Jesus”

*Parting Blessing & Charge

*Closing Song: #633 “He Is Lord”
*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Andrew & Kenzie Hoekstra, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

GOOD FRIDAY: Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Chris & Ashley Hulstein, Deacon Terry & DeeAnn Jansma

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Janice Driesen, Amy Emerick, Abigail Kats, Aubri Fedders, Logan Baccam; PM Brian Rozeboom Family

GOOD FRIDAY: Eric Rens Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Sheila Van Schepen, Mark Leusink, Konner Struik, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Jake Ney Family

USHERS FOR APR.: Rick Leusink, Harlyn Bolkema, Cory De Wit, Tom Sheffield

VALET PARKING FOR APR.: Apr. 14: Eric Rens & Sam Scholten; April 19: Curtis Van Grouw & Scott Kroese; Apr. 21: Ben Van’t Hul & Jacob Westra

 

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: AM World Renew; PM De Wild Family

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Mark & Teresa                    NEXT SUNDAY: Rob & Donna

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                               GOOD FRIDAY: Julie/Tonya           

NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                                                                     

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                               NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Lynn Anderson to Justin Van Zee; Eric Zomermaand to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Sean Baccam to Michael Ribbons; Harlyn Bolkema to Kevin Schutte; John Bolkema to Lauren Runia; Ryan Bolkema 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

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   7:00 PM       Friendship Bible Party in the church basement

   7:00 PM       GEMS: Blessing Celebration at Hope CRC. Moms and female role models are invited to join a GEMS as we celebrate the blessing of this year.

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lesson 12. Lunch: Eleanor

FRIDAY

   6:30 PM       Choir will meet in the church basement to rehearse “Written in Red”

   7:00 PM       Good Friday Service

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 14, 2019

 

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. 

 

WE WILL RESUME handshakes today.

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Pastor Loren will be offering a class during the Sunday School hour beginning this morning for those interested in making profession of faith.

 

CANTATA REHEARSAL will be held today at 3:00p at First CRC.

 

THIS EVENING we will take time to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s supper in our Good Friday service. Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 18:1-17 titled “Encouragement to go Forward”.

 

GOOD FRIDAY service is scheduled for Friday, April 19, at 7:00p. Choir members should meet in the basement prior to the service, at 6:30, to rehearse “Written in Red”.

 

THE OFFERING Easter Sunday morning is for World Renew Disaster Response Services. They will aid those in need in Nebraska and Iowa due to the March flooding.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER our young people’s group as they travel to Dallas on a SERVE Trip April 16-21. If anyone would like to donate snacks or monetary donations, please contact a youth group leader.

 

YOU ARE INVITED to an Easter Sunrise Service “From Darkness to Light” at 7:00 AM, Sunday, April 21, in the First Reformed Church Fellowship Hall. Breakfast will follow with a freewill offering.

 

HULL COMMUNITY EASTER CANTATA will be held Easter Sunday evening at 1st CRC at 6:00p. Voices from all of our Hull churches and the surrounding area will be joining together to proclaim “IT IS FINISHED”!! A community offering will be taken to support the Matt De Wild family. If you have friends and family that live far away or are unable to attend, we encourage you to worship along by visiting http://www.hull1stcrc.com/ and click on the Live Stream Page link at the bottom of the page.

 

WALL OF NEEDS: Check out the bulletin board next to the church mailboxes to see how you can donate supplies to VBS this year. 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.

VBS VOLUNTEERS: We are needing volunteers to help with Vacation Bible School to help it run smoothly. Those interested in helping (junior high age & older) are asked to sign up on the sheet in back of church. (Please note that although VBS is starting on a Sunday this year, you do not have to miss evening church to attend. Students & helpers are welcome to start their VBS experience on Monday as well). This year we are going to serve a small meal beginning at 5:00. We are asking for about 4-5 ladies to help out with that on Thursday, June 6. Please note that on the sign-up sheet if you are willing to help serve the meal. Any questions, please contact Rachel Bolkema, Jessica Pollema or Ashley Hulstein

 

THANK YOU: We forgot to say THANK YOU to some very important people last week. First of all, thanks to Pastor and Norma for the phone calls and visits. Also, thanks to Elders Dave Kroese, Daryl Wesselink and Ed Haveman for their visits. Thanks so much to the Deacons that came and worked at the Impact Night. Thanks for all that you have done for us!! We definitely belong to a loving and caring church. GOD’S GOT THIS! Matt & LuAnn

 

THANK YOU all for your love over the past year. We truly appreciate your prayers, cards, meals, rides, and other gifts as you helped us through the year. We praise God for the physical healing he has given as well as the other work that he has done through this journey.  -Ben, Lisa, Sydney, and Lydia Wiersma

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Give thanks that the numbers for his multiple myeloma have gone down. Pray for better health.
  • Continue to remember Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers. Doctors have decided to wait with surgery for a couple of months for Russ to get stronger. Russ will have a procedure on his kidneys on Wednesday. Pray the procedure will go well.
  • Gary Roetman is gaining his strength and taking one day at a time. He still tires very quickly. We are very grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers, visits, cards, and food. Thank you Pastor Kotman and Larry Wielenga for your visits and concern. The Healing Hand of God and His Faithfulness is felt every day.
  • Remember Glenda Oolman in your prayers.  The plan was for her to return home on Friday. Give thanks for progress made.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Duane is grateful for answered prayers and ask that you continue to ask God for relief from side effects from the medication, a better appetite and for healing.
  • Heath Stoker is doing well as he continues on maintenance chemo and bone hardener for Multiple Myeloma cancer. Please continue to pray for good health and building of his immune system.
  • Gerald Kroese is now a resident at Pleasant Acres. Pray for him and Harriet as they adjust to a new living situation. Gerald appreciates visits.
  • Kwyn Grevengoed was in the hospital in Sioux Falls this past week. He has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Pray for Kwyn and his family as they adjust to this new situation.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Cobble Creek in Sheldon: Jo Van Surksum; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS: 

  • We pray for those dealing with illness or continuing their recovery from injuries. We also pray for those who may be struggling emotionally. May God provide healing and wholeness.
  • We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

      HCS: Thank you to all those who came to the Pizza Ranch on Monday evening to support the Community Impact Tip Night. We appreciate all the students who were able to volunteer their time to help clean tables and welcome guests. The funds for the evening are going to help purchase a new sound system for the gym.

      WCHS is conducting their annual spring drive. Spring drive gifts cover tuition relief and this year a renovation of the bathrooms in the gymnasium which were in poor condition. Our goal is to raise $105,000 of which we have raised $75,000. If you haven’t made a gift yet, please consider making a gift soon as Western would like to conclude this drive by May 7.            

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time MINISTRY COORDINATOR/OFFICE ASSISTANT. This person must have a heart for Christian service, compassion for others and a commitment to the Love INC mission and ministry model. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, the ability to be a self-starter, work independently and have a strong knowledge of Microsoft program. If interested, please send a resume to Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA. For more information call Debbie at 476-5990.

 

BENEFIT CONCERT: The Blackwood Brothers, along with Master’s Voice and Four For Him Quartet, will be presenting a benefit concert on Sat., April 20, at 6:30p at Dordt. Tickets are $15 and sold at the door only. Doors open at 5:00p. All proceeds will benefit the local and global ministries of Hope Haven.

 

DORDT COLLEGE: The early music ensemble Lumedia Musicworks will present a recital at Dordt at 7:30p on Friday, April 26, in the Auditorium. They are currently the only baroque ensemble in the world that specializes in cinematic music video production alongside unique and creative live show experiences. The group is comprised of first-class artists from North and Central Texas, joining a vision to spark a change in the presentation of classical music with new collaborations and fresh multi-media ideas. The recital is free and open to the public.

 

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: Sioux County Oratorio Chorus, along with NW College’s Heritage Singers and Dordt’s Concert Choir will present Handel’s Messiah on Sat., April 27, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults, $5 for students, and are available at Windmill Park Jewelers in Orange City, Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center, and the Dordt and NWC music offices.

 

BENEFIT CONCERT: Jackson Harman a 7th grader at Boyden-Hull will be hosting a Soul’d Out Quartet benefit concert in memory of his grandma who lost her battle to cancer last year. The concert will be at the 1st Reformed Church in Hull on May 3 at 7:00p. A freewill offering will be taken with proceeds to go to the American Cancer Society. Together we can fight this battle.

 

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON is scheduled for Mon., May 6, at 11:30 at the Alton Ref. Church. You are asked to bring a salad for every two people to share. Drink provided. Please give this your prayerful consideration as attendance has been down and it would be great to have a large group.

 

HABITAT CHALLENGE! Gather your friends & family to sponsor 1 or more 2x4 studs for $50 each to help build the Orange City Habitat House! We’ll deliver the stud(s) to you so you can decorate it with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. They’ll be framed into the house and everyone will be invited to the Open House to see them. There are 380 studs for the house and we’d love to see them all decorated with love! Get more details and sign up by May 13 by contacting Kurt Franje at 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org