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April 22, 2018


MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –April 22, 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 Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #404:1-4“Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting



God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #604:1-3 “I Then Shall Live” (Celebration Hymnal)



Congregational Prayer

Offering: Center for Financial Education




Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

Hymn: #557:1-4 “My Jesus, I Love Thee” (stand on verses 2-4)

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”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”


  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)


*indicates congregation stand

organist..Lavonne Kats



GREETERS TODAY:  Lee & Donna Van Grouw, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM GEMS; PM Clark & Lavonne Van Schepen, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema  


NURSERY TODAY:  AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Lane Driesen, Emma Westphal, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Rick De Groot Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Kyrin De Groot, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Amanda Wiersma; PM Mitchell Byl 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 Center for Financial Education

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. GEMS; 2. Lifelight


COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Aletha S.                                   NEXT WEEK: Rod & Connie TK     

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Julie/Tonya              NEXT WEEK: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                               NEXT SUNDAY: Rick


CORRESPONDENCE: Lonni Westphal to Justin Van Zee; Mrs. Don Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Westra to Kevin Schutte; Rob Westra to Lauren Runia; Larry Wielenga to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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        Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM         Evening Service


   7:00 PM         GEMS Daughter, Daddy Game Night at Hope CRC. Each GEMS girl can invite a positive male role model, including fathers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. to attend an evening of fun.


  10:00 AM       Last Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 and luncheon.

    5:00 PM        YPS 50’s diner! Enjoy hamburgers, brats, hotdogs and homemade milk shakes.

                          “To Go” boxes are available. Serving until 7:00 PM.

    7:00 PM        Cadets meet at the clubhouse for the end-of-the-year Points Auction. Uniforms not needed.



April 22, 2018


WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Good morning and welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship as the body of Christ! 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. 


CHURCH SERVICES: We are 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 ( 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.


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.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith are invited to a preconfession class this morning during the Sunday school hour in room “David” in the youth building.


NEXT SUNDAY MORNING is GEMS Sunday here at 1st CRC.


NEW ADDRESS: Verne Huisman is now a resident at Fieldcrest Assisted Living. His address is: 2501 E. 6th Street, Room 149, Sheldon, IA 51201.


FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED COMMITTEE: 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.


LADIES who would like to help at JFA on Tues., April 24, can meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45 to car pool.


FREE MEN’S NIGHT ONLY showing of the movie, “The Heart of Man” for those over 18 on Friday, April 27, at 7:00p at Living Water, 610 2nd Avenue (across the street from Iowa State Bank) in Sheldon. More information on the bulletin board.


SAVE THE DATE! May 30th we are scheduled for both the Banquet & Gospel Mission. We will need 35-40 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 4-6 ladies to help out on Thursday night, June 7. 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 for all your prayers and acts of kindness following my surgery. Thank you to Pastor Loren and Norma for their visit, Elder Don Krommendyk for his visit, and Deacon Noah De Yager for his phone call. Above all, I praise God for His healing mercies! –Shari De Wild




  • We pray for comfort for Julie & Joel Leusink and family in the passing of Julie’s grandpa, Dorman Koel of Rock Rapids, who passed away on April 18.
  • Continue to remember Lisa Wiersma in your prayers. Give thanks that the test that was done on Monday revealed that the cancer is contained. Pray for doctors as they determine what treatment will be used and when it will begin.
  • Continue to pray for Walt den Hoed, Becky Heynen, Shari De Wild and Lois Salazar as they recover from recent surgeries.
  • Pray for Heath Stoker as he begins another round of chemo treatment for the next three weeks.
  • Shar Bonestroo’s mom, Betty den Hoed met with the oncologist on Friday, April 20, to determine the next step for treatment. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for healing for Shar’s mom.
  • Please pray for our Guatemala Mission team as they prepare to travel May 1-8. They are Val Brummel, LuAnn, Matt and Josh De Wild, Larry & Marcia Hoekstra, Gerald Jansen, and Jason Kats. Also, check out the church bulletin board for the profiles of the families who will be receiving a new home. Please keep these families, as well as the home visit families and wheelchair recipients, in prayer too.
  • Pray for our shut ins: Pleasant Acres: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, Melvin Van Otterloo; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Anthony Smit, Goldie Veldman; Verne Huisman: Fieldcrest in Sheldon, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Wilma Altena: Good Samaritan Society in  George; Ardelle Westra: Sioux City.


  • Jan Bakker received a very good report after her chemotherapy treatment. She will not have to return to the doctor for another six months. We praise God for the effective treatment and pray for continued health.
  • Marilyn Van Der Zwaag, mother of Cal Van Der Zwaag, was able to be moved to Pleasant Acres this week where she will continue her recovery and will be having physical therapy. Please pray for continued 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 with questions.

   Western is conducting their annual spring drive. The Board of Directors has designated $30,000 for the Spring Drive to help reduce tuition for all students. The Board has also allocated up to $100,000 to renovate the new thrift store that Western will be opening this summer. This will be a great source of additional revenue to support Christian education. Currently about 1/3 of the funds have been raised. If you haven’t made a gift yet, please consider making a gift soon as Western would like to conclude this drive by May 4. Thank you.


                                                            REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band will present a concert on Friday, April 27, at 7:30p in the Auditorium.

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. See church bulletin board for details.

THE VALLEY MALE CHORUS will present their last sacred music concert of the season following the evening worship service on Sunday, April 29, at 7:30p at Trinity CRC of Rock Valley. After 21 year, Mr. Dan Barkel will be directing the chorus for the final time! A free will offering will be taken for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities receiving services at Hope Haven, both locally and around the world.

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.

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

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.