April 21, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 21, 2019
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister Easter Sunday
Preparation for Worship: The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him’ Now I have told you.” Matt. 28:5-7
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Responsive Call to Worship:
Pastor: Christ has risen!
People: Christ has risen indeed.
Pastor: Faith, hope, and joy are alive.
People: A new age is dawning, and death cannot harm us. God of all creation, we praise you.
God of resurrection and eternal life, we have gathered in this place to worship you and celebrate your victory.
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #388:1-5 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
God’s Will for Our Lives: Colossians 3
Hymn of Assurance: #405:1-3 “I Serve a Risen Savior”
Offering: World Renew Disaster Response Services
GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD
*Song of Preparation: #396:1-4 “Low in the Grave Christ Lay”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: I Corinthians 15:1-20 & Lord’s Day 17
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Benefits of the Resurrection”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD
*Song of Response: #181:1-3 “See, What a Morning” (LUYH) Walt & Lavonne will sing vs. 1 and then the congregation will join them in singing verses 1-3
*Parting Song: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”
(Singers are invited to go to the balcony for the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus)
* indicates congregation stand – organist: Connie Te Krony; clavinova: Dana Fedders
Brass: Bethany Bosma, Eric Kroese, Alison Kroese, Marcus Kroese, Sam Scholten
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Chris & Ashley Hulstein, Deacon Terry & DeeAnn Jansma
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Brad & Lisa Kats, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga
NURSERY TODAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Sheila Van Schepen, Mark Leusink, Konner Struik, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Jake Ney Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Isabella Zomermaand, Madison Emerick, Amanda Wiersma; PM Rick Leusink Family
USHERS FOR APR.: Rick Leusink, Harlyn Bolkema, Cory De Wit, Tom Sheffield
VALET PARKING FOR APR.: Apr. 21: Ben Van’t Hul & Jacob Westra; Apr. 28: Zach Mouw & Ross Te Slaa
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated
on your envelope. The loose offering is for AM: World Renew Disaster Response Services;
PM De Wild Family
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. GEMS
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rob & Donna NEXT SUNDAY: LeRoy & Eleanor
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Carl Bonestroo to Justin Van Zee; Darren Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Bonestroo to Michael Ribbons; Dean Bonestroo to Kevin Schutte; Devin Bonestroo to Lauren Runia; Matt Bosma 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
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Easter Cantata
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC – this will be our last meeting for the season
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 12. Opening Prayer: Vell K; Closing Prayer: Linda B.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
April 21, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Early hasten to the tomb…all is solitude, and gloom.” Then – suddenly! – “Christ is ris’n! He meets our eyes. Savior, teach us so to rise.” (Go to Dark Gethsemane”) 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 will have the Hull Community Easter Cantata. 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.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH will NOT be meeting tonight.
REQUEST: We are looking for a small job for Matt. He needs to get a job to get on Medicaid. They said he only needs to make $100 a month. If there is anything you think Matt could do for you to make $100 a month, can you please give me a call at 712-541-7254. We would really appreciate it! LuAnn & Matt
LADIES/MEN who are interested in helping at JFA on Tuesday, April 23, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.
GEMS SUNDAY is next week, April 28, at Hope CRC. Girls are asked to arrive at 9:10a. They are to wear their GEMS shirt with nice pants or a skirt. Girls willing to share a music piece should contact Karinda de Boom.
YPS 50’S DINER will be held on Wednesday, May 1. Enjoy hamburgers, brats, hotdogs and homemade milk shakes. “To Go” boxes are available. Serving will be from 5:00-7:00p.
PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter who is graduating from college/trade school this year, please call me 439-1626 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get a form to them to fill out. We will be honoring our graduates on Sunday morning, May 12th.
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
GENESIS HOUSE Benefit Brunch & Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00a-11:00a at the Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. Guest Speaker: Michelle Christy. Purchase your tickets for $15 from Trinity Reformed Church, First Reformed Church or Town Square Coffee House by April 21. If you can’t get to the ticket locations, email email@example.com and let them know how many tickets you would like and they will reserve them for you. Ladies, join us for a morning of food, faith, and fellowship!
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.
- Give thanks that the procedure went well for Russ Vander Schaaf on Wednesday. Pray that Russ will get strong so that he can have the surgery that he needs.
- Gary Roetman continues to get a little bit stronger every day but still tires quickly. On Tuesday he will see his Oncology Doctor. Pray that his doctor will be encouraged with his progress. Pray for strength for Gary as he makes the trip to Omaha. We continue to praise God for his healing hand and thank each of you for holding him up in prayer.
- Berdena Bylsma had some tests and procedures done on Wednesday. She is thankful for favorable results. Doctors will continue to monitor her situation.
- Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. He will soon begin radiation for a spot on his head. Duane is grateful for answered prayers and requests that you continue to ask God for relief from side effects from the medication, a better appetite and for healing.
- John Bolkema is doing quite well but is confined most days to his home. John appreciates visits from the congregation.
- Kwyn Grevengoed 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:
- Sherry Kooiker’s father, Emory Ecklund, has been in declining health. A mass was recently found in his stomach and family is waiting on test results. We pray for God’s wisdom, peace, and care for Emory and family. We also pray for John and Sherry as they travel to Kansas to visit him.
- Lyla Boer has been admitted to the hospital with an infection. We pray for healing and increased strength. We pray for Don and family as they care for her.
- 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.
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.
DORDT MUSIC DEPARMENT will present a concert on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30p in the auditorium featuring the 4th Avenue Jazz (jazz choir & jazz band) and Chamber Orchestra. An Instrumental Ensembles Concert will be held on Friday, May 3, at 7:30p featuring the Campus-Community Band and the Concert Band. The Choral Concert will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30p featuring Bella Voce, Chorale, and Concert Choir – featuring over 160 singers. All concerts are free and open to the public.
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.
ATLAS OF SIOUX CENTER Community Auction will be held on Friday, May 3. Meal served from 5:30-6:30p (smoked pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, and cookies). The Auction will be from 6:30-9:00p at the New Life Reformed Church. Family friendly! Kids activities and face painting throughout the night (ages 2-10). To donate items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 722-4900 or fill out a donation form at www.atlasofsiouxcenter.org.
COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Luverne Christian Reformed Church is celebrating 75 years of God’s faithfulness on May 5. Special service and celebration starting at 9:30a at the church, 605 N. Estey, Luverne, MN.
BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON is scheduled for Monday, May 6, at 11:30 at the Alton Ref. Church. Come and enjoy a fashion show featuring clothes from the Bible for Missions Thrift Center. John Scafe, the national director of Bibles for Missions Thrift centers will also be at the luncheon. 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 come together to support the work of Bible League International.
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 email@example.com.