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Aapril 18, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 18, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister      Third Sunday of Easter

Preparation for Worship: On this third Sunday of Easter, we praise God for the hope we have in the message of Easter! “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep.” Job 19:25, I Cor. 15:20


Prelude: Fanfare on “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done” -Wyton & “This Joyful Eastertide” -Bender

*Responsive Call to Worship:

        Pastor:     We celebrate the risen Christ!

        ALL:        Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!

        Pastor:     Let this place resound with joy, echoing the song of all God’s people!

        ALL:        Jesus Christ, our King is risen! Alleluia!     

*Opening Prayer

*The Greeting of God  

*Opening Hymn of Praise: #397:1-4 “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing”  


Summary of the Law

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #403:1,2 “This Joyful Eastertide” (st. 1., Refrain; st. 2., Refrain, repeat Refrain) Prayers of God’s People


*Hymn of Preparation: #53:1,17,18 “Song of the Prophets” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

Reading of God’s Word: 2 Peter 1:12-2:3  

Proclamation of God’s Word: Appealing to Fulfilled Prophecy to Prove the Inspiration of the Bible

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #279:1-3 “O Word of God Incarnate”

Installation of Rev. Tim Ouwinga

*Hymn: #603:1,2 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service


*Parting Song: #603:4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”
*Postlude: “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing” -Martin

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                

Your offering for the Gideons can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga


GREETERS TODAY: Scott & Sara Grevengoed, Deacon Jon & Bethany Scholten

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Alysia Haveman, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sheila Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Taryne De Groot, Braden Baccam, Konner Struik; PM Kyle LeLoux 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 Gideons

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. GEMS

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Jim & Lee O.                                NEXT SUNDAY: Seth & Jaime O.

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle

CORRESPONDENCE: Jim Oostenink to Justin Van Zee; Seth Oostenink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Brody Pollema to Michael Ribbens; Doug Pollema to Kevin Schutte; Kyle Pollema to Lauren Runia; Pete Pollema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship


   6:30 PM       YPS – End of year wrap-up. Supper will be provided and games.


April 18, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  Friends, we welcome you in the name of the one God who has defeated death forever by raising Jesus from the tomb. We too now walk in new life. 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 Rev. Tim Ouwinga will be installed as our Pastor of Visitation.

PROFESSION OF FAITH for high school students begins this morning in Pastor Loren’s office during the Sunday school hour and will continue for the next two Sundays.

CHOIR MEMBERS are asked to meet in front of church after the service to practice “How Great Thou Art’ with Darren Vant Hul. The choir will join the Chamber Singers in singing this hymn on Sunday evening, May 2.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 8 titled “The Time of the End”.

NEXT SUNDAY, the Elders will be by the doors after the morning service, but they will not be shaking hands.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant memberships of Mitchell & Kelsi Byl and their baptized children, Harper & Easton, were transferred at their request to the First CRC of Rock Valley. The communicant memberships of Mark & Sara Sandbulte and their baptized children, Treyton, Bryson, Cobyn and Slayden, were transferred at their request to the Carmel Reformed Church. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.

SEVERE WEATHER POLICY: If Sioux County issues a severe weather warning within an hour of a service, church will be cancelled. You are encouraged to listen to KSOU 93.9 (KDCR is closing) for any announcements. You are also encouraged to watch for an email alert.

PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter who will be graduating this year from College, Vocational School, or Trade School and they did not get a questionnaire in their mailbox, please let me know. You can call (439-1626), email: or leave a note in my mailbox. We will be recognizing our graduates on May 16th. -Karen

THE YPS DINER will be April 28, serving from 5-7p. We will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Brats, chips, and milk shakes. Drive through service will be available along with to-go boxes. Come out and enjoy food, fun and fellowship!

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 Deadline to register is May 7. Check the bulletin board for the list of donations needed. There is also a sign-up sheet on the narthex table for Adult Volunteers.


General Fund:       $31,152.51            Building Fund:                     $ 880.00       Benevolent Fund:       $2,072.00

Mission Fund:           2,600.00            Resonate Global Mission:       373.00       Cornerstone Ministry:      310.96

VBS:                            601.25            World Renew DRS:                976.25       Hope Haven:                     396.00



We extend our Christian sympathy to Shar and Darren Bonestroo and family and to Walt and Lavonne den Hoed in the passing of Shar’s mother and Walt and Lavonne’s sister-in-law, Betty den Hoed of Rock Valley on Thursday morning. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Carol Reekers, the mother of Cindy LeLoux, recently had her last cancer treatment. Pray that the scan in three weeks will yield good results.

Continue to remember Lindsey Pfingsten as she recovers from surgery. Give thanks for the healing experienced so far. 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.


LeRoy Talsma had his back surgery on Wednesday afternoon. He is delighted with the success of the surgery and thanks the congregation for their prayers. He is hoping to be released on Friday.

Gary Oldenkamp, brother of Kathy & Mel Te Slaa and Marj & Glenn Hulstein, was admitted to the hospital this week due to Covid-19 symptoms. He was experiencing shortness of breath and there are concerns about a blood clot in his lungs.

Deb Verhoef’s brother, Brian Hofmeyer is in the Sanford ICU in Sioux Falls after he suffered a fall resulting in several broken ribs and bruising of his hip causing some infection and pneumonia.

We rejoice with Matt and Cacey De Kam in the birth of a daughter, Adrean June, born on April 7. She has spent some time in the NICU due to breathing concerns but is now doing well.

Please remember Sarah Fykstra and her family as she goes through radiation treatments. We pray for healing and restoration of her health.

Continue to pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He is a patient at Sanford in Sioux Falls and had a fistula repaired. Leo’s esophagus seems to have a very small leak after surgery last week. However, as of right now, they believe it should heal on its own. They will be keeping a close eye on it. Pray that it heals on its own quickly so Leo can come off the vent (updates on caring bridge).

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.


   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 ( 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.

   HCS: We invite everyone to participate in Debt Elimination challenge Days between April 19-April 30. We only have $68,000 left, after all pledges have been collected on our building project. We want to team up with as many people to eliminate the entire debt while students and staff participate in the challenges after each financial goal is reached. Please go to our website to view the taped events. We have placed information in your church mailbox on ways to give and about the specific challenges.



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

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.

JFA 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 to sign up at 712-476-2804 by  Apr. 20.

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!


Tuesday, April 27, the 4th Avenue Jazz Concert will be held at 8:00p in the Auditorium. Featured will be the 4th Avenue Singers and the 4th Avenue Band. Come for a relaxed evening of big band standards, fresh jazz perspectives, featured solos, and a variety of collaborations between singers and instruments. The concert is open to the public and will not be ticketed. The concert will be livestreamed at Masks required and there will be a section designated for those who wish to maintain social distancing.

Friday, April 30, at 7:30p the Wind Symphony, Campus Band, and Chamber Orchestra will present their final concert of the semester. Masks are required and the event will be livestreamed. The concert is open to the public and will be ticketed due to reduced capacity.  Call 722-6222 or to reserve tickets.

Sat., May 1, at 7:30 the Choral Department will present their final concert of the year. This performance will include women’s chorus, men’s chorus, Chorale and Concert Choir. The concert is open to the public and will be ticketed due to reduced capacity. Call 722-6222 or  to reserve tickets. Masks required and there will be a section designated for those who wish to maintain social distancing.