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April 23, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 23, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman….Minister YOUTH SUNDAY


Piano Prelude by Alyssa Fedders


*Call to Worship: Jerad Kats

*Opening Prayer: Jerad Kats

*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other

*Opening Songs: #462: 1-3 “Amazing Grace –How Sweet the Sound”

#530:1-3 “I Love to Tell the Story”


Reading of the Law: Rachel Kats, Dana Driesen, Cassidy Van’t Hul, RJ Jacobsma

Prayer of Confession: Taylor Westphal

Song of Confession: SW#82:1-3 “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”

Assurance of Pardon: Jessica De Jager

Congregational Prayer: Samantha Pollema & Alyssa Fedders

Offering: Young People’s Society

Offertory: slide show of pictures from trip. Alyssa Fedders, Samantha Pollema & Cassidy Van’t Hul will be talking about the serve trip


Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 12:1-2; Hebrews 11:23-28

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Moses: A Life of Faith”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: SW#42:1,2 “Cry of My Heart”

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: SW#43:1-3 “Here I Am, Lord”

*Piano Postlude by Samantha Pollema

(please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

Ushers: Mitchell Winterfeld, Colin Westra, Marcus Te Krony, Dawson Feenstra

Greeters: Freshman & Sophomore Girls


GREETERS TODAY: AM YPS; PM Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga, Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Deacon Terry & Dee Ann Jansma, Gary & Lavonne Kats

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Aimee Vanden Bosch, Ashley Fedders, Riley Grevengoed; PM Travis Kooima Family

USHERS FOR APRIL: 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 the Young People’s.

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Guatemala Trip; 2. GEMS




CORRESPONDENCE: Noah De Yager to Kevin Schutte; Ken Draayer to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kevin Driesen to Lauren Runia; John Emerick to Justin Van Zee; Dan Fedders to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



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


6:30 PM Cadets will be doing ditch cleaning. Still need some fathers with pickups to help carry boys and trash. We will roast hot dogs and marshmallows when finished.


5-7:00PM YPS 50’s diner. Come out and enjoy hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and homemade milk shakes. (To go boxes available.)

7:00 PM Cadet Point Auction


April 23, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL On this second Sunday of Easter, we hear how doubt and belief are woven into faith for the disciples and for us. Welcome to worship! 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 our Young People will be participating in the service. During the offertory they will be showing slides from their Serve trip.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Genesis 17:1-14 & B.C. Art. 33 titled “The Sacraments”.

THE DEACONS have an extra hearing aide mechanism available for anyone to try. If interested, call Terry Jansma at 470-0033.

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. If you received a form and did not return it to the secretary, please do so as soon as possible!

LADIES who would like to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, April 25, can meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Ezekiel Aaron Kooima, son of Travis & Megan, and Owen John Schultze, son of Matthew & Kait will receive the sacrament of baptism.

GEMS Sunday will be next Sunday, April 30, at Hope CRC in the morning. We will meet at 9:10a in the back of the fellowship hall at Hope. GEMS who would like to play a musical piece during the service contact Karinda de Boom at or 605-321-1038.

WALL OF NEEDS: Check out the bulletin board next to the church mailboxes to see if you can donate supplies to VBS this year. Simply grab a slip of paper and return the listed donation to church by Friday, June 2. We also have a need for cardboard toilet paper tubes. They can be placed in the box at the back of church.

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 if you are interested in attending. Deadline to sign-up is Sunday, April 30.

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).

FRIENDS AT 1ST HULL: You all are tremendous supporters for global missions, and I just want to take a moment to say “Thank You” again for your support! Financially, you guys have always been the first ones every year to fulfill your pledge, and your generous support is a great encouragement. I’m thrilled to be able to partner with all of you in this work, and I’m thankful too for the time I could spend with you last fall. I sincerely appreciate your care and concern for me and my work, and I ask for your continued prayers as I serve in Phnom Penh. Thank you! --Justin Van Zee



Ÿ Goldie Veldman was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Saturday, April 15. She is in the rehab program recovering from a slight stroke. Pray for a good recovery.

Ÿ Don Westra was admitted to the Rock Valley Hospital on Sunday evening with an infection. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Jacoba Rens fell and fractured her pelvis a few weeks ago. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild had a heart test done on Monday at the VA Hospital. He anticipates hearing the results of the test this week. Pray for good results so that doctors can proceed with the lung transplant.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Travis & Sarah Grevengoed & family in the passing of their grandmother, Muriel Ravestein, of Sheldon on Friday, April 14th.

Pray for Nancy Heynen and Randy Veldman as they recover from recent surgeries.

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.


Ÿ Joan Buyert continues her recovery from pneumonia. We pray for her continued strengthening and healing.

Ÿ Daryl De Groot, brother of Pastor Doug De Groot, has been experiencing significant pain in his knee. In the past, this knee was surgically replaced but there have been many complications. Please pray that they find answers to this issue and for healing.

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.


Western Christian FFA Members would like to invite you to their second annual FFA banquet at 6:30p in the gym on Tuesday, May 9. They will celebrate the year’s accomplishments, enjoy a meal together, and hear from past northwest state vice president, Josh Earl! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to

Western Christian High School is conducting their annual spring drive. Spring drive gifts cover major needs of the school not covered by tuition. Western has had a couple of major needs arise in the last 6 months that need to be addressed as soon as possible. The walk in cooler and freezer in the kitchen need to be replaced. The cost of this replacement is $40,000. Western also has an immediate need for $90,000 to make the necessary roof repairs we need to complete this summer. Currently about half 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 7. Thank you for your consideration.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for Hospice Volunteers who would be willing to do companionship visits, respite (sitting with our clients so family can do errands), read to them and pray with them. You decide what works for you and how active you would like to be. We will be holding a FREE training session for anyone who wishes to attend on Tues., May 2nd and Thurs., May 4th from 8:00a-2:30p. A light breakfast & lunch will be served. Call Laurie at 712-324-6419 or email to request further information and register for the volunteer training by April 28th. I would love to visit with you and have you be a part of our Sanford Sheldon Hospice Team.

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 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!

CONCERT: The Collingsworth Family will be performing on Friday, May 12, at 7:00p at Sioux Falls First Church. You won’t want to miss this evening with one of the very top groups in Southern Gospel music. Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to experience. They have appeared on many of the Gaither Homecoming videos. You can get your tickets at Crossroads Book store in Sioux Falls or online at

VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED will host the 12th annual Run, Walk and Roll with a 5k and 10k run and a 1 mile walk/wheelchair roll on Saturday, June 3. There is something for every age and ability! Join us for a morning of exercise, fun, and to support adults with disabilities. Register at or call Samantha at 712-324-5416 for more information.