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April 24, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –April 24, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    GEMS Sunday

Preparation for worship: We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #560:1,2 “Like a River Glorious”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Commitment: SW#42 “Cry of My Heart”

WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE GEMS MINISTRY

GEMS Theme Song: “Unshakable”

GEMS Litany (on PPT)

Ministry of Music: 8th Grade GEMS “Graves into Gardens”

Report on GEMS

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. GEMS

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #762:1,2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 62 (Text: vs. 2)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Unshakeable: Standing Firm on God’s Promises”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #410:1-3 “Standing on the Promises” (Celebration Hymnal)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #410:4-5 “Standing on the Promises”

*Postlude                (Please allow teachers and Sunday school students to exit first)     

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Daryl & Marvella Van Wyhe, Deacon Rick & Tonya De Groot

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Charlie Oostenink, Isabella Zomermaand, Traylie Vander Schaaf; PM Dan Fedders Family

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

USHERS FOR MAY: Terry Jansma, Darren Bonestroo, Justin Pollema, Jacob Westra  

VALET PARKING FOR APR: Apr. 24: Zach Mouw, Ryan Kroese; May 1: Marcus Te Krony, Mitchell Fedders; May 8: Ross Te Slaa, Eric Rens

SECURITY COMMITTEE:  Apr. 24: Pete Hiemstra; May 1: Zach Mouw; May 8: 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 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. GEMS

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Resonate Global (Mark Klompien)

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Chris & Ashley H.            NEXT SUNDAY: Terry & Dee Jansma

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle Te Slaa                                    NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Daryl Wesselink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lonni Westphal to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Randy Westra to Lauren & Connie Runia; Rob Westra to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Evan Wielenga to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Larry Wielenga 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

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism classes

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   6:45 PM       GEMS Final Meeting at Westside Park (see announcement in insert)

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lessons 11&12. Opening prayer: Nelva P.; Closing Prayer; Carol V. Business meeting after study. Offering for missions if you haven’t already done so.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 24, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome as we gather on the second Sunday of the Easter season. Christ is risen! Alleluia! 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.

TODAY is GEMS Sunday, a Sunday in which we give thanks for the GEMS ministry of our church and Hope CRC. We are thankful for Karinda de Boom, the club coordinator, Sherry Vant Hul, Connie Leusink, Kari Ney, Mary Leusink, Diana Kooima, Vanessa Steiger, Dani Bonestroo and Kristi Ten Pas, and helpers Bobbie Kroese and Maliyha de Boom. We also give thanks for all the girls who participated in GEMS this year.

THIS EVENING we welcome Pastor Mark Klompien as he leads our worship service. His message is from Matthew 28:16-20 titled “Christ Himself Comes, For Lonely People”.

GEMS will meet at Westside Park on Wednesday, April 27, from 6:45-8:00p for their final meeting of the season for a night of games, food and fun. Dads and gents invited to join the girls.

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

LADIES/MEN: If you would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, April 26, you may meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

PARENTS: We will be honoring all our grade school, high school and college graduates on
Sunday morning, May 15. If you did not get a questionnaire in your mailbox please call (439-1626) or email me at hull1crc@mtcnet.net or leave a note in my mailbox. I would appreciate getting the forms back as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend on May 15, please let me know. Thanks! -Karen

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 basket at the back of church.  

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Fran and Rog De Kruyf in the passing of Fran’s brother, Al Vogel, of New York. Al passed away on Friday night, April 15.

Surgery has been postponed for Walt and Lavonne den Hoed’s granddaughter, Grace De Jong because of a cold. Pray that the surgery can be rescheduled in due time and be successful.

Howard Grevengoed had a port put in on Wednesday, April 20, to prepare for dialysis. Pray for him during this process.

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.  

Pray for Rick Van Hill in his ongoing struggle with cancer. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

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:

We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.

We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.

We want to keep the Dan and Julie Bosma family in our prayers. Dan’s brother-in-law, Harvey Vaags, passed away after a battle with Multiple Myeloma. Pray for the family as they mourn their loss and celebrate his life.

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.

   HCS: On May 10 at 7:00p the HCS PK-8th grade students will be presenting the chapel theme program. This year’s theme was “Glory to Him” based on Romans 11:36 “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” The concert will be held at Western Christian High School’s Event Center.

   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.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. One of the greatest musical dramas of all time, the story describes the great battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal and Elijah’s spiritual journey from discouragement to trust in God. The orchestra paints scenes of earthquake and thunder, violent conflict, but also quiet reflection in this masterwork of German Romanticism. Make plans today to attend!  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.

BIBLE LEAGUE’S SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON is scheduled for May 2 at 12:00 noon at Sanborn CRC. Please come and car pool if possible. You are asked to bring one salad for every four persons. Important announcements and a short business meeting to update you about our activities will be a part of our program.

ALTON HABITAT Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00a at 712 Park St. in Alton. Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity to give thanks to God from Him bringing this project together. Everyone is welcome!!

   

DORDT UNIVSERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a 4th Avenue Jazz Concert on Tuesday, May 3, at 8:00p in the Auditorium. Featured on the performance will be the 16-voice 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 singers are directed by Ryan Smit and the Band by Kevin Linder. The concert/program will be available on livestream at https://www.dordt.edu/events/3-62604 or   https://www.dordt.edu/livestream.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CHORAL DEPARTMENT will present a Choral Ensembles Concert on Friday, May 6, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. This performance will include Bella Voce (24-voice women’s chorus), Canons of Dordt (48-voice men’s chorus), Chorale (95-voice mixed choir), and Concert Choir (56-voice advanced mixed choir). The repertoire will feature modern works, multicultural perspectives, and deep convictions of faith expressed through song. Bella Voce is conducted by Dr. Carrie Groenewold and all other ensembles are conducted by Ryan Smit. This concert will also be available on livestream (see above).

DORDT INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES will present their final concert of the academic year on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30p in the auditorium. The concert will feature the Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. They will be joined by guest conductor Maestro Michael Johner who joins us from Rottenburg, Germany where he is the principal conductor of numerous ensembles. He will guest conduct all three of the Dordt ensembles, bringing his knowledge and experience with German and European music to Dordt students. Also on the concert will be music by Brahms, Fillmore, and Ver Der Roose. To close the concert, the Dordt Wind Symphony will perform Omar Thomas’s acclaimed “Come Sunday,” which has proven to oft time have listeners dancing in their seat! This is a concert you will not want to miss! The concert and a program will also be available on livestream.