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April 30, 2017


Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister Third Sunday of Easter

Preparation for Worship: Praise God for the hope we have in the message of Easter! “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep.” Job 19:25; I Cor. 15:20



*Responsive Call to Worship:

Pastor: Jesus lives, and so do we:

People: Death, where is your sting?

Pastor: Jesus lives: this truth is sure:

People: What from Christ can separate us?

Pastor: Jesus lives, and so do we:

People: Death is swallowed up in victory! Jesus is our hope and trust!

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn of Praise: #403:1-3 “This Joyful Eastertide”

*The Greeting of God and His People


Baptism of Owen John Schultze

Baptism Hymn: #500:1,2,5 “How Firm a Foundation”


Summary of law

Prayers of God’s People


*Hymn of Preparation: #391:1-3,5 “The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 24:13-35

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Their Eyes Were Opened”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #389:1-3 “Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain”


Offering: 1. Guatemala Trip; 2. GEMS



*Doxology: #193:1,7 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” (LUYH)


(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

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organist….Peg Visser


Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Deacon Terry & Dee Ann Jansma, Tim & Ruth Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Gerald Jansen, Shad & Missy Kats

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, Haley Wielenga, Braeden Kats, Colin Westra; PM John Emerick Family

USHERS FOR MAY: Scott Grevengoed, Tom Sheffield, Travis Veldman, Eric Zomermaand

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Guatemala Trip; 2. GEMS

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Boiler Project; 2. Lifelight


POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie


CORRESPONDENCE: Mark Fedders to Kevin Schutte; Rob Fedders to Steve & Tara Dekkers; LeRoy Feenstra to Lauren Runia; Randy Feenstra to Justin Van Zee; Cliff Gort to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service


7:00 PM Music & Worship Committee Meeting (Council Room)


April 30, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Happy Easter – yet again!! We continue in the seven-week Easter season because the news of resurrection life is too incredible to celebrate just one, or even twice. Welcome! 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.

BAPTISM: This morning Owen John Schultze, son of Matthew & Kait, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

THIS MORNING we welcome Christine (Van Bemmel) Kroese. She is married to Ryan Kroese and comes to us from the Doon United Reformed Church.

GEMS Sunday is being commemorated this morning at Hope CRC.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from 1 Cor. 11:17-34 & B.C. Art. 35 titled “The Lord’s Supper”.

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!

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Eli John Te Slaa, son of Kyle & Becca, and Aubree Mae Van Otterloo, daughter of Travis & Brittany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING the Chamber Singers will be giving a concert in our church. Pastor Todd will be leading the worship service.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The following are nominated for Elder (vote for 8 and 4 will be elected): Arch Brummel, Dan De Wit, Kevin Driesen, Ed Haveman, Larry Hoekstra, Jim Keizer, Merlyn Kroese, Don Krommendyk, Harlan Mouw, Jim Oostenink, Ted Salazar, Daryl Wesselink. The following are nominated for Deacon (vote for 6 and 3 will be elected): Ryan Bolkema, Dan Bonestroo, Cory De Wit, Noah De Yager, Kyle LeLoux, Dan Poppema, Justin Te Slaa, Kyle Te Slaa, Dave Van’t Hul. Voting will take place after the AM service on May 21 with the drawing of lots at the PM service on May 21.

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.

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).

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. The deadline will be due by Friday, May 12th.

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 today, Sunday, April 30.

THANK YOU: Again we want to thank you for all the expressions of sympathy in the loss of our brother-in-law Marvin (Jack) Kleinwolterink. We are so thankful that we belong to First CRC and feel that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. Orv and Arlene Vant Hul & family

THANK YOU: God’s goodness has shown through the kindness of so many friends in many ways after my back surgery. Thank you to all. –Liz Schmith



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

Ÿ Don Westra was released from Rock Valley Hospital on Thursday after having been admitted on April 16 with an infection. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Continue to pray for healing for Jacoba Rens as she recovers from a fractured pelvis.

Ÿ Pray for Al Rens who is experiencing a lot of back pain. He had a CT scan on his back on Friday.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Bud and Lou Krommendyk in the passing of Bud’s brother, Will, from Grand Rapids, Michigan who passed away on Saturday evening. April 22.

Ÿ Ezekiel Kooima, infant son of Travis and Megan, was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Tuesday with RSV and released on Wednesday afternoon.

Ÿ The decision for a lung transplant for Eldon De Wild has been put on hold for the time being because of the condition of Eldon’s heart. Doctors will re-evaluate his heart in three months. Pray for encouragement for Eldon and LuAnn and for improvement of Eldon’s heart.

Continue to 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 Lyla Boer continues to be hospitalized after experiencing a stroke last week Sunday. Please pray for her strength and recovery. We keep Don and the rest of the family in our prayers as well.

Ÿ Linzie Bosma submitted to gallbladder surgery this past Thursday. We pray for her healing and recovery.

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.


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!

THE “NAMI” SUPP0RT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, May 2. Lori White, author of Growing Season will speak. Her topic is Coping with Bipolar Illness.” Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., May 3, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement.

COMMENCEMENT ceremonies for Dordt students will be Friday, May 5, at 10:00a in the Auditorium. Pastor Mark Verbruggen will provide the speech. For those without tickets, overflow rooms will be available on campus. The ceremony will be streamed live online at

ATLAS of Sioux Center Community Auction will be held Friday, May 12 at New Life Reformed Church. Pizza Ranch will be sponsoring the meal from 5:30-6:30p The auction beings at 6:30p. To donate items (no used items) email or call 722-4900 or fill out a donation form at For more information and an updated list of items visit

CONCERT: The Collingsworth Family will be performing on May 12, at 7:00p at Sioux Falls First Church. You won’t want to miss this evening of Southern Gospel music. You can get your tickets at Crossroads Book store in Sioux Falls or online at

AUDITIONS for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra (NISYO) will be held on Sat., May 13, at the Dordt Music Building. Now completing its 10th season, NISYO is seeking string players from middle school through high school to join all sections of the orchestra. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact NISYO conductor Dr. Christopher Stanichar at 605-929-3924 or email

VILLAGE NW UNLIMITED will host the 12th annual Run, Walk & Roll with a 5k & 10k run and a 1 mile walk/wheelchair roll on Sat., June 3. Register at or call Samantha at 712-324-5416.