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April 28, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 28, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21



*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #181:1-3 “See, What a Morning” (LUYH)


God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. GEMS

Piano Offertory by Susan De Yager   


*Song of Preparation: #387:1-3 “Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Corinthians 15:35-58 & Lord’s Day 22 Q&A 57  

God’s Word Proclaimed: “I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #774:1-3 “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder” (Celebration Hymnal)


*Parting Blessing:

                Pastor:   Go forth in joy to love and serve God in all that you do.

                People:  We are sent in the name of the risen Christ.

                Pastor:   May the God of peace, who raised to life the great Shepard of the sheep, make us

                                ready to do His will in every good thing; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever

                                and ever.

                People:  Alleluia! Amen

*Parting Song: #387:4 “Alleluia! Alleluia!”

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand - organist…Lavonne Kats


GREETERS TODAY:  Brad & Lisa Kats, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Henry & Cheryl Kats, Deacon Dave & Sherry Van’t Hul

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit. Mark Leusink, Madison Emerick, Amanda Wiersma; PM Rick Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Shae De Jager, Jessica Wielenga, Maeva Haveman, Mitchell Fedders; PM Seth Oostenink Family  

USHERS FOR MAY: Rick De Groot, Chris  Hulstein, Bryce Veldman, Mike Grevengoed

VALET PARKING FOR APR./MAY: April 28: Zach Mouw & Ross Te Slaa; May 5: Grant Vanden Bosch & Cory De Wit; May 12: Lynn Anderson & David Te Krony

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. GEMS

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Western Christian Music Dept.

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  LeRoy & Eleanor F.                    NEXT SUNDAY: Scott & Sara G.

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                                                                       

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Arch Brummel to Justin Van Zee; Loren Bouma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Phil Brummel to Michael Ribbons; Dennis Brunsting to Kevin Schutte; Mitch Byl to Lauren Runia; Brent De Jager 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       Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service


   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lesson 13. Hostess: Joyce Vande Griend. Offering


April 28, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Help me, “my Lord and my God” to be as honest about my doubts as Thomas was, that those doubts might be the seeds of true belief. 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 welcome Rev. Carl Klompien as he leads our worship service. His message is from John 20:19-31 titled “Thomas the Believer”.

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

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 so we can get their information for the June News ‘n Notes. We will be honoring our graduates on Sunday morning, May 12th.

NEW ADDRESS: Jo Van Surksum moved this past weekend to the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon. Her address is: 1414 Elm Ct., Room 310, Sheldon, IA 51201.

ADDRESS: For those wishing to send a card or note of encouragement to Matthew his address is: Matthew Starkenburg, #4721 Jameson Annex, 1600 North Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following have been nominated for Elders (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Jim Keizer, Galen Kroese, Merlyn Kroese, Glen Scholten, Rod Te Krony, Dave Te Slaa, Lee Van Grouw, Dave Vande Griend, Randy Westra. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Matt Bosma, Rick De Groot, Cory De Wit, Kevin Driesen, Jason Kats, Kyle Pollema, Kyle Te Slaa, Travis Veldman, Eric Zomermaand. Voting will take place after the AM service on May 19 with the drawing of lots at the PM service on May 19.

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.



Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Pray that the numbers for his multiple myeloma will continue to go down. Pray for better health.

Continue to pray for Russ Vander Schaaf that he will get stronger so that he can have the surgery that he needs.

Gary Roetman went to his oncology doctor in Omaha on Tuesday. He will go back this Tuesday for an MRI on the brain, specifically the pituitary gland. Pray for good results from the MRI and from the blood draws from last week’s visit. Gary and Susan are very grateful for your ongoing prayers.

Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. He began 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.

Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.

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; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.


We express our sympathy to John and Sherry Kooiker in the passing of Sherry’s father, Emory Ecklund, this past Thursday. We pray for John and Sherry and family as they mourn, and for safety as they travel to Kansas for the funeral.

We express our sympathy to Tricia Heynen in the passing of her grandmother, Stella Beltman, Thursday, April 18. The funeral was held this past week.

Jerry Verhoef’s brother-in-law, Le Roy Vande Stouwe of Rapid City, passed away Saturday after a respiratory issue. We pray for Jerry’s sister, Leanna, as she mourns the passing of her husband. We also keep Jerry’s other sister, Esther Miller in our prayers as she continues her recovery from a stroke. In addition to being Jerry’s brother, Le Roy is also uncle to Craig Verhoef and Dave Eekhoff. We pray for them and their families also.

Jennifer Steiger submitted to surgery this past Wednesday to remove her gallbladder. The surgery went well and she continues her recovery at home. We pray for her continued healing.

Lyla Boer has been slowly improving this past week. She spent time in Sioux Falls, but now has been able to return to the Sioux Center Hospital. We pray for healing and increases 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.


      Western Christian FFA Chapter would like to invite friends of agriculture to the Western Christian FFA Banquet in the Event Center on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30p. The keynote address that evening will be delivered by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig. Please RSVP to ffa@westernchristianhs,com by April 30.


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. All concerts are free and open to the public.

THE NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tuesday, May 7, from 7-9p. Topic: Borderline Personality Disorder. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome.

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 or call 722-4900 or fill out a donation form at

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 HOME GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY will be on May 10 at 12:00 PM at 410 11th St. SE in Orange City. Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity to give thanks to God for Him bringing this project together and to celebrate with the Miguel & Maria Vazqauez family (partner family) for the start of their home. Everyone is welcome!!

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