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April 17, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –April 17, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Easter Sunday

Preparation for worship: “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus…He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:2-3&6)

COMING TO WORSHIP THE RISEN LORD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #388:1-5 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

Choir Anthem: “Sing Glory to God Forever”

LIVING AS PEOPLE RENEWED BY OUR LIVING LORD

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Response: #402:1-4 “Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Vacation Bible School

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 20:1-18

God’s Word Proclaimed:  “Victory Through the Resurrection”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #389:1-3 “Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain”

RESPONDING TO  OUR RISEN LORD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #405:1-3 “I Serve a Risen Savior”

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

*Hallelujah Chorus

*Postlude     

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

Trumpets: Alison Kroese, Bethany Bosma, Logan Baccam, Evan Schroeder

Trombone: Konner Struik, Sam Scholten

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM GEMS; PM Orville & Arlene Vant Hul, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: A.M. Sandy Westra, Bethany Scholten, Sophia Kroese, Addison Rozeboom, Ethan Ney; PM Matt Bosma Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR APR: Apr. 17: John Emerick, Alex Westra; Apr. 24: Zach Mouw, Ryan Kroese

SECURITY COMMITTEE:  Apr. 17: Dan Bonestroo; Apr. 24: Pete Hiemstra

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Larry & Marcia            NEXT SUNDAY: Chris & Ashley Hulstein

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle LeLoux                      NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle Te Slaa

CORRESPONDENCE: Darren Vant Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Vant Hul to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Orville Vant Hul to Lauren & Connie Runia; Daryl Van Wyhe to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Rog Vis to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Ken Visser 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.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   5:00-7:00     YPS Diner – drive-thru to-go boxes available! Enjoy hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and milkshakes! Free-will donations accepted.

    7:00 PM      Cadets – ditch cleaning (see announcement in insert)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 17, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Christ is risen! Hallelujah! A joyous welcome to all as we gather with Jesus’ closest friends at his empty tomb. 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.

HANDSHAKING: As the cold and flu season ends, Council has decided to resume handshaking for those who are comfortable doing so.

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Duane Tinklenberg as he leads our evening service. His message is from Job 19:7-27 titled “Word From An Ash Heap To Be Carved in Stone”.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not be meeting tonight.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: I have copies available again. You can stop in my office (Monday-Thursday) or catch me at church on Sunday. They do NOT fit in the mailboxes!

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will be commemorating GEMS Sunday at First CRC. Girls are to wear their GEMS t-shirts and arrive at 9:10a.

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 Wednesday 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. Funds raised will support our Dallas 2023 trip.

CADETS: Weather permitting, we will have our annual ditch cleaning on Wednesday evening, April 20. In order to avoid a conflict with 1st CRC’s 50’s diner supper, we will meet at the Youth Building at 7:00p, divide up into groups, and head out to clean the ditches along Hwy 18. Instead of roasting hot dogs and marshmallows this year, we will have ice cream treats when the boys get back. We always run short of drivers with pickups, so if there are any fathers who are willing to participate, we would really appreciate the help!! The boys can be picked up at 8:30p like a normal Cadet meeting.

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 and Fiona will provide us with a short update. 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 question.

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 hull1crc@mtcnet.net or leave a note in my mailbox. We will be recognizing our graduates on May 15 during the morning service. -Karen

ADVANCE NOTICE TO ALL MISSION GUILD MEMBERS: Our last Bible Study meeting for the season will be Wednesday, April 27, taking both lessons 11 & 12. There will also be a short business meeting. If you wish to contribute to the year end offering for missions, please place your gift in Lavonne den Hoed’s church mailbox by Sunday, April 24. Thank you!

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 baskets at the back of church.  

THANK YOU to everyone who remembered us with gifts, cards, meals and goodies and prayers after Taylyn was born! We are blessed to have a great church family! Please continue to pray that she stays healthy until surgery! Thank you, Kyle & Janae Vander Schaaf and family

UPDATE FROM THE RUNIAS: Lauren’s visa has not arrived, so our trip to PNG is being postponed. We are hoping to reschedule it within the next couple of weeks once the visa is in hand.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR MARCH:

General Fund:       $42,846.00                                    The Banquet:    $1,300.00

Building Fund:             665.00                                    Benevolence:         390.00

Mission Fund:           1,295.00                                    Love INC              600.00

Gideons:                    1,000.00

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Grace Korra De Jong, adopted infant daughter of Grant and Sarah (den Hoed) De Jong is scheduled for open heart surgery in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 19, to correct a heart defect. Pray that the surgery goes well. Pray for healing. You may follow her progress at www.caringbridge.org/visit/gracekorra.

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.  

Recent test results for Rick Van Hill revealed that the tumor in his lung is gone and the tumors in his adrenal glands have grown. The next step is radiation for the adrenal glands. Pray that the radiation will be effective.

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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

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 would like to offer prayers of praise for a successful surgery for Jenn (Dykstra) Boesch. The surgery went well and there was no cancer found in the lymph nodes. We now pray for her recovery. Tony and Jenn as well as Dianna and Wes want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

We want to raise prayers of praise on behalf of Jan Bakker. Her angiogram Tuesday went very well; there were no concerns found. We rejoice with her, Dwight, and the rest of the family for the good news.

We want to keep McKenzie Roorda, sister of Kaylee Hulstein, in our prayers as she is dealing with a pulmonary embolism. She is currently receiving treatment. Please keep McKenzie and her family in your prayers.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   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 (rtenpas@hullchristian.com) or call the office at 439-2273.

   Western Christian High School: We ask that you prayerfully consider giving to the spring Building Fund Debt Reduction Drive. Information can be found in the Spring Western Witness, the Western Christian website, and our Weekly Memo. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Vis -  brad.vis@westernchristian.com.

   Western: Grandparent and Special Friends Day is Wednesday, April 20. We invite all Grandparents and Special Friends of senior students to Western Christian after 10:00a on that day. A program will start in the Event Center at 10:30a, followed by tours. We encourage guests to dismiss with their student(s) at 11:45a.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Elain 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 www.dordt.edu/livestream.

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

DORDT UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a Small Ensembles Recital on Friday, April 29, at 7:00p in the Auditorium. The recital will feature the Dordt University saxophone and percussion ensembles, a vocal duet, a jazz combo, and a piano ensemble with 2 pianos, 8 hands.

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.