April 15, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –April 15, 2018
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister
Preparation for worship: “So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.” I Peter 1:13-16 The Message
*Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn: #404:1-4“Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
Baptism of Kip Leusink
Hymn: #436:1-3 “This Is My Father’s World”
*Apostles’ Creed (PH pg. 813)
*Hymn of Assurance: #379:1-4 “What Wondrous Love is This”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: I Peter 1:13-2:3
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Redeemed to Live a New Life”
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Application: #374:1-3 “No Weight of Gold or Silver”
Offering: Christian Education Fund
*Parting Hymn: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
*indicates congregation stand
organist..Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Jon & Nicole Van Berkum, Deacon John & Amy Emerick
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Lee & Donna Van Grouw, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kate Bonestroo, Lindsey Pfingsten, Blaike Bonestroo, Kirsten Grevengoed, Colin Westra; PM Brent De Jager Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Lane Driesen, Emma Westphal, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Rick De Groot Family
USHERS FOR APR.: Bryce Veldman, Cory De Wit, Mike Grevengoed, Kevin Driesen
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Christian Education Fund
NEXT SUNDAY: Center for Financial Education
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Tom & Ranae S. NEXT WEEK: Dave & Aletha S.
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie NEXT WEEK: Julie/Tonya
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Maureen Veldman to Justin Van Zee; Travis Veldman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Roger Vis to Kevin Schutte; Ken Visser to Lauren Runia; Daryl Wesselink to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: MaryLou Wielenga
7:00 PM Friendship Bible end of year party in the church basement
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 of Discover 1&2 Thessalonians
7:00 PM YPS Lesson/Wrap-up. Devotions: Logan B. & Mitchell F. Lunch: Rachel K. & Jerad K.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
April 15, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters, grace to you through our risen Savior. Welcome to worship! 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.
THIS MORNING Kip Dwayne Leusink, infant son of Rick & Koni, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from 2 Peter 1:12-21 titled “God’s Written Word”.
THE CHOIR is hoping to sing one more time this year and would like ANYONE who would like to join to feel welcome and come to the practice this morning. No singing skills needed.
CHURCH SERVICES: We have started Live Streaming our church services. Live Streaming allows you to watch our service on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you aren’t able to access the service on channel 77. You can access this from our church website (www.hull1stcrc.com) on the Home Page by clicking on “Live Stream Page” in the lower left-hand corner. Streaming will start about 5 minutes before the service, so the viewer may have to refresh the page to see if the Live Stream has started. If you are having trouble accessing the service, you may call Sean Baccam (712-548-6413) and he will walk you through it. If you would like to receive notifications on updates to the Live Stream: click on the red “subscribe” button, fill out the information and you will receive email updates. You can also access previous services as they will be on the website at all times. To get to those, click on “Live Stream Page” from our website, then click on “Hull First CRC Video Stream” and it will show you all the previously recorded services.
FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED COMMITTEE: A huge THANK YOU to all who came out to support the Christian Ed. Sale; net proceeds were nearly $28,000. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year our church made financial commitments to support the tuition and fairshare of our children attending Hull Christian and Western. The size of that commitment was $368,500. Thanks to many faithful givers, we have collected about 65% of that total or $242,000. That leaves us with a balance of $126,000 to collect before July 1st. With everyone’s help we believe this goal is attainable. Prayerfully consider your support of the Christian Ed. Fund.
GUATEMALA DONATIONS: We will be wrapping up the collection drive for our Guatemala Mission Project. The final day to bring in your donations is Wed., April 18. Thanks to you all who participated and brought in such wonderful donations. Many will be blessed by your support.
THE SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet Thurs., April 19, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. Melissa Beyer will cater. Please bring $10 to pay for your meal. RSVP to Deanna (439-2229) by Mon., April 16th.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith are invited to a preconfession class on Sunday morning, April 22, during the Sunday school hour. Call or text Pastor Loren (712-449-5222).
SAVE THE DATE! May 30th we are scheduled for both the Banquet & Gospel Mission. We will need 40 volunteers to help out with the banquet serving meals and then just a short drive away we can fellowship with the needy at the Gospel Mission. Besides volunteers to serve the meal at the Banquet, we will need special music and someone to deliver the message at the Gospel Mission.
WALL OF NEEDS: Check out the bulletin board to see how you can donate supplies to VBS this year. Simply grab a slip of paper and return the listed donation to church. Place item in the basket at the back of church.
VBS VOLUNTEERS needed to help VBS 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 and helpers are welcome to start their VBS experience on Monday as well). This year we are going to serve a small meal beginning at 5:00p. We’re asking for about 4-5 ladies to help out. Please note that on the sign up sheet if you are willing to help serve the meal. Questions, please contact Rachel Bolkema, Jessica Pollema or Ashley Hulstein.
BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL Spring Salad Luncheon is scheduled for Monday, May 7, at 1st CRC in Orange City. Learn about the work of the Bible League in Latin American and enjoy the music of the Siouxland Women’s Chorus. You are asked to bring a salad for every 2 people to share. Drinks provided. Please give this your prayerful consideration.
THANK YOU to all who supported our IMPACT NIGHT at the Pizza Ranch last Tuesday evening with proceeds going to the Guatemala Mission Project. An enjoyable evening was had by all. Whether you ate or worked, your support was much appreciated. Muchas Gracias!!!
THANK YOU for the cards, prayers and food brought in following my surgery. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and Elder Krommendyk for their visits. It was very much appreciated! -Lois Salazar
A SINCERE THANK YOU to all of you for your prayers, cards, visits and food and to Care Group #6 for the gift card. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman & Norma and to Elder Tim & Ruth Kats for their visits and prayers. It’s great to be a part of a caring church! –Joyce Vande Griend
DEAR FRIENDS at First Hull: Our deepest heartfelt appreciation to you dear people for your ministry of prayer and other kindnesses to our daughter Julie Piers. She said she was grateful to everyone, but was especially overwhelmed by encouragement from First Hull. She continues her recovery from surgery and begins a regiment of chemo therapy treatments next week. Again, thank you for caring and our hope is to visit with you in the coming year. –Marvin & Jackie Heyboer
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR MARCH:
General Fund: $23,303.82 Building Fund: $2,119.61 Cornerstone Prison Church: $521.82
Missions: 935.00 Wycliffe: 2,664.00 Christian Learning Center: 458,00
Resonate Global: 365.25 VBS: 1,474.85 Kingdom Boundaries: 452.00
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- We pray for comfort for Stephanie & Kirk Struik and family in the passing of Stephanie’s grandma, Revena Gritters, from Pella, who passed away on April 11.
- Remember Ben & Lisa Wiersma in your prayers as Lisa was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She will have more testing done on Monday. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they develop a treatment plan and for healing.
- Becky Heynen had knee surgery to repair the cartilage in her knee. Give thanks that the surgery went well.
- Give thanks that surgery went well for Walt den Hoed on Monday. Doctors repaired three torn tendons in his shoulder. Pray for healing.
- Give thanks that Shari De Wild and Lois Salazar are both making good progress after knee replacement surgery. Pray for complete healing.
- Heath Stoker continues with chemo treatments for the Multiple Myeloma. Pray for healing.
- Shar Bonestroo’s mom, Betty den Hoed will meet with the oncologist on Friday, April 20, to determine a next step for treatment. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for healing for Shar’s mom.
- Give thanks that Sara Grevengoed was able to return to Hull with her mom and dad on Tuesday. Pray for her dad, Jim Bynes, as he continues to receive therapy.
- Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, Melvin Van Otterloo; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Anthony Smit, Goldie Veldman; Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Wilma Altena: Good Samaritan Society in George; Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Marilyn Van Der Zwaag, mother of Cal Van Der Zwaag, was admitted to the hospital for a serious infection that has entered her bloodstream. She has been responding well to treatment, but hasn’t been released from the hospital yet. Please continue to pray for her care and healing.
- We continue to pray for strength and healing for Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and grand-daughter of Diana and Dave Kooima. Jemma will be preparing for another important surgery later this spring.
- We keep Cruise De Groot in prayer, as he spends time between home and Nebraska, where he trains and prepares for his deployment with the US Army.
- We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.
- We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.
HCS is accepting applications for 2 paraprofessionals for the 2018-2019 school year. The position will require working with a variety of students and assisting teachers in the classroom. Staff applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will hold its Spring Meeting with a luncheon in the Hope Haven Gym at 11:30a on Tues., April 17. The program will feature Cindy Wiemold from Faith, Hope, and Charity.
BARNABAS FOUNDATION: James Prichard will be in our area April 18-19 to offer at no charge or obligation a confidential will planning consultation. Call toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule a time.
DORDT COLLEGE Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band will present a concert on Friday, April 27, at 7:30p in the Auditorium.
DORDT COLLEGE Concert Band will present a Pre-European Tour Concert at 7:30p on Friday, May 4, in the Auditorium. This concert kicks off a tour with performances in Germany, Austria and Hungary.
DORDT COLLEGE Choral Ensembles spring concert is Sat., May 5, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. It will feature the Concert Choir, Chorale, Kantorei and Bella Voce. A wide variety of choral music will be performed.
NEW ROOTS MINISRY is hosting “My Neighbors – Immigrants/Refugees on Sat., April 21, from 10a-2:15p at Shalom CRC in Sioux Falls. Hear life stories of a religiously & culturally diverse group of refugees and immigrants. Enjoy an ethnic meal (American food, too). NO COST. Questions, call/text 605-376-6330.
JFA is looking for a new office manager. The person filling this position would be someone who loves the Lord, loves serving others, especially those JFA ministry is called to serve, and is knowledgeable or willing to learn about Christian Community Development. This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. The hours are flexible, and we are looking for help during the hours of 9:00a and 3:00p. If interested, contact Joe Vander Zee 712-476-2804 or email@example.com.
HOPE HAVEN benefit Gospel Music Concert will be held Sat., April 28, in Dordt’s Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and sold at the door only. Doors open at 5:00p.
THE SIOUX COUNTY ORATORIO CHORUS will perform Haydn’s Mass in Time of War on Sat., April 28, at 7:30p in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College. Tickets for adults are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Northwestern’s music office in Orange City, the Dordt music office in Sioux Center, and in Sheldon at Touch of Hope.