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April 16, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. April 16, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister Easter Sunday

Preparation for Worship: “But thanks be to God!” He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:57

COMING TO WORSHIP THE RISEN LORD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship: (WSB)

Pastor: Alleluia! Christ is risen

People: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Pastor: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

People: He has given us new life and hope. He has raised Jesus from the dead.

Pastor: God has claimed us as his own.

People: He has brought us out of darkness. He has made us light to the world.

Pastor: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

People: He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

*Opening Hymn: #388:1,3,5 “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #405:1,3 “I Serve a Risen Savior”

KNEELING BEFORE THE RISEN LORD

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Dedication: #402:1,3,5 “Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

LISTENING TO OUR RISEN LORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #396:1-3 “Low in the Grave Christ Lay”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 11:1-44

God’s Word Proclaimed: “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”

Prayer of Application

HALLELUJAH TO OUR RISEN LORD

*Hymn of Response: #387:1,4 “Alleluia! Alleluia!” & #358:1-3 “Because He Lives” (Celebration)

(Singers are invited to go to the balcony for the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus)

*Parting Blessing

*Hallelujah Chorus (Darren Van’t Hul: direct)

*Postlude

* indicates congregation stand - organist….MaryLou Wielenga

Brass…Bethany Bosma, Ali Kroese, Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo, Ed & Noella Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

NURSERY TODAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Mitchell Fedders, Madison Emerick, Jerad Kats; PM Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Cheryl Kats, Mary Leusink, Braden Baccam, Dalton Westra, Haley Driesen; PM Travis Grevengoed Family

USHERS FOR APR.: Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats, Scott Grevengoed, Tom Sheffield

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Young People’s Society

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dennis & Linda NEXT SUNDAY: Bennett & Karen

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie NEXT SUNDAY: Noah

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Shad

CORRESPONDENCE: Jarvis De Wild to Kevin Schutte; Jon De Wild to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dan De Wit to Lauren Runia; Cory De Wit to Justin Van Zee; Jay De Wit to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

7:00 PM Friendship Bible Pizza Party in the church basement

7:00 PM GEMS Daddy, Daughter Game Night (see announcement in insert)

TUESDAY

7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study – last meeting for the season. We will do a “build a salad”. Please bring a topping of your choice to share for the salad.

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC – Lesson 6 & Salad Luncheon

6:30 PM Cadets meet at Clubhouse. Ditch cleaning. Roast hot dogs & marshmellows when finished

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 16, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” 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 EVENING we welcome Gale Tien from Orange City as he leads our service. His message is from

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 & Ephesians 4:25-32 titled “Already and Not Yet”.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is not meeting this evening!

PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter who will be graduating from college/trade school this year, please call the church office (439-1626) or leave a note in my church mailbox so that an information sheet can be given to them. Plans are to honor our graduates on Sunday morning, May 21st.

HULL GEMS is hosting a Daddy, Daughter Game Night on Monday, April 17, from 7:00-8:30p at Hope CRC. GEMS invites positive male role models, including fathers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. to attend with a GEMS girl. It will be a fun-filled evening of Minute to Win It games, food and a presentation of badges the girls earned during the year.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet April 20. We’ll gather at 6:00p at Homestead Commons and carpool to The North Place for supper. Please call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 by April 17.

GUATEMALA DONATIONS are still very much needed and appreciated. Items needed include: Black school shoes, School size backpacks, School supplies (see previous list). Hygiene items (toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brushes, wash clothes, bar of soap), and small toys. A box is available in the narthex for your donations.

HULL 1ST CRC once again has the opportunity to worship with the men of the Cornerstone Prison Church at the SDSP located in Sioux Falls on Friday, May 19. Forms must be submitted and approved prior to attending a service. Please contact Val Brummel (439-2260) or val.brummel@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending. Deadline to sign-up is Sunday, April 30.

THE CONGREGATION is invited to a Disability Connections Event on April 22 at the Sheldon United Methodist Church from 9:00a-noon. Anyone who attends will become better equipped to welcome and include people with disabilities into the life of their congregation. Keynote address by Rev. Terry DeYoung, a panel discussion on how to effectively include kids with disabilities in education programs and breakout sessions will be held. There is NO cost to attend. Contact Dan DeVries (ddevries@hopehaven.org) or call 476-3136 so that handouts, snacks and food are sufficient. Pizza will be served at noon with no charge.

SAVE THE DATE – April 26th – YPS 50’s diner. Come out and enjoy hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and homemade milk shakes on Wed., April 26, from 5:00-7:00p. (To go boxes available.)

VBS: Kids in Kindergarten-6th grade (Fall of 2017) are invited to attend Maker Fun Factory VBS Sunday, June 4-Thurs., June 8, from 6:00p-8:45p at the First Reformed church. Registration forms will be in your mailboxes or on the back table. Those interested in helping (junior high age and 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).

THE DEACONS would like to thank the congregation for their financial support for the boiler project. To date the remaining balance left is $19,427. Please prayerfully consider this in your giving in the coming months.

THANK YOU so much for all the prayers, cards, visits, food and encouragement. It has been such a blessing during my recovery. –Faye Kroese

THANK YOU to everyone for their prayers, gifts, visits, and cards when I was in the hospital and recovering at home. We appreciated the visits from Rob Westra, Tim & Ruth Kats, Pastor Loren & Norma and Pastor Carl. We are truly blessed to be part of this caring church family. –Pete & Nelva Pollema

THANK YOU so much to those who generously gave to the mission Guatemala project. Nearly 30% of the total amount needed ($14000) was met with one single offering ($4756). We urge all of you to continue to support this project with whatever you can. The funds need to be collected and sent in advance of the actual trip so please take advantage of the next opportunity to give.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR MARCH:

General Fund: $20,360.21 Guatemala Trip: $4,756.19 African Widow & Orphan Fund: $1,467.00

Building Fund: 2,688.00 Boiler Project: 3,980.00 Sioux Falls Gospel Mission: 636.30

Mission Fund: 2,715.00

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Give thanks that hip replacement surgery went well for Randy Veldman on Tuesday. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Audrey & LeRoy Jongetjes and to Arlene & Orv Van’t Hul and families in the passing of their brother-in-law, Jack Kleinwolterink of Sheldon on Thursday.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild will have his heart test on Monday at the VA Hospital. Pray for good results so he can proceed with the transplant. Eldon and LuAnn want to say “Thank You” to the congregation for your continued prayers, encouragement and all kinds of support during this very trying time.

Ÿ Continue to pray for Daryl Van Wyhe and for doctors as they decide how to address Daryl’s irregular heart rhythm.

Ÿ Nancy Heynen will be having same day rotator cuff surgery in Sioux Falls on Friday. Pray that the surgery will go well and she will have relief from the pain.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Joan Buyert was hospitalized this week for chest congestion and pneumonia-like symptoms. We pray that she regains her strength and recovers soon.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

HCS Future Kindergarten Parent Meeting will be Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00p for all parents who will have a child in Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about HCS, Kindergarten, and meet Mrs. Feenstra, Mr. Ten Pas, and other parents. Please call school at 439-2273 if you have any questions.

Grandparents Day at HCS is Friday, April 21. We look forward to having many grandparents/special friends share an afternoon with our students. There will be a program from 1:00-1:30 in the gym. Then from 1:30p-3:25p grandparents/special friends are welcome to visit the classrooms. There will be coffee and goodies available throughout the afternoon.

is invited to the HCS Carnival on Sat., April 22, from 11a-2:00p. This event is free of charge! There will be inflatables and games for the kids to enjoy. Pizza, pop, and candy will be available for sale.

A favorite part of the HCS Spring Carnival for the kids is the cupcake walk where they play a game with the prize of cupcakes to take home! If anyone is interested in making/decorating cupcakes, please drop them off at school Friday, April 21 or the morning of Saturday, April 22. Thank you for your help!!

Western is looking for a part-time groundskeeper during this upcoming growing season. All equipment and supplies are furnished. Ideal for a person who enjoys working outside. Mowing, trimming, fertilizing, etc. Please contact Dan Barkel at the school office at 439-1013 or email dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will be celebrating 40 years at its Annual Spring Meeting with a catered luncheon in the gym beginning at 11:30a on Tuesday, April 18. The program will feature L’attitude from Sioux Falls. There will also be a Business Meeting and Silent Auction.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients & caregivers on Thursday, April 20, from 4:30-5:30 at Crown Point Gathering Room. For questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

ROSELAND MINISTRIES will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a meet and greet reception on May 9th at Dordt at 7:00p. There will be hors d’oeuvres, music and an update on the ministry, and time for fellowship with Pastor Joe Huizenga, Minister of Music David Walker, Development Director Jei Wilson, and Rev. & Mrs. Anthony Van Zanten. Please RSVP by calling Brian Feekes at (712) 441-0551 before April 21st.

DORDT COLLEGE, Hope Haven and Northwestern College have partnered to bring a FREE Senior Living and Care Options Seminar on April 19 at Sioux Center’s Terrace View Event Center from 6:30-8:00p. A panel of senior living and care professionals will be sharing their insight and knowledge, gained from on the job experiences, education and experiences with current regulations. Contact Brooke Lowin to register at 476-3174.

DORDT COLLEGE AG DAY will be Friday, April 21. This free family event is held from 10a-2p in the main parking lot. Pulled pork will be served by members of the Ag Club between 10:45a-1:30p as a fundraiser.

DORDT COLLEGE High School Band Festival will be Friday, April 21, at 7:00p. Twelve guest bands will participate. The concert begins in the B.J. Haan Auditorium and concludes with the mass band performance in the De Witt Gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public.

JOIN the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus for an exciting concert on Sat., April 22, at 7:30p in the Dordt Auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and can be purchased at NW music office, Windmill Park Jewelers, True Vine, Dordt music office or Touch of Hope.

DORDT COLLEGE instrumental groups are performing their final concerts of the academic year. The Chamber Orchestra & Jazz Bank will perform on Tuesday, April 25. The Campus-Community band and Concert Band will perform Friday, April 28. The Choral Ensembles will perform a final concert with outgoing choir director, Dr. Kornelis, on Sat., April 29. All concerts are at 7:30p in the auditorium. Free will offerings.

BIBLE LEAGUE Spring Salad Luncheon will be held Mon., May 1, at 11:30a at the Sanborn URC. The program will include a presentation from Harold Trujillo, Regional Training Coordinator who will speak about the Project Philip Program. Please bring a salad for every 2 ladies. We’d love to see a great turnout!