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April 3, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –April 3, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—

no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this” If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also

get included in his life-saving resurrection.” Romans 6:5-7 The Message

WE GLORIFY THE RISEN SAVIOR

Prelude   

*Responsive Call to Worship: 

              Pastor:      Alleluia! Christ is risen.              

              People:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

              Pastor:      Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

              People:     He has given us new life and home. He has raised Jesus from the dead.

              Pastor:      God claimed us as his own.

              People:     He has brought us out of darkness. He has made us light into the world.

              Pastor:     Alleluia! Christ is risen.              

              People:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

*Opening Song: #388:1-3 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Baptism of Sadie Joy Te Slaa

Baptism Hymn: #274:1-5 “O God, Great Father, Lord and King”

GOD DRAWS NEAR TO US

God’s Will

Call to Confession: (in unison) As our substitute, Christ suffered all his years on earth, especially in the horrible torture on the cross. He carried God’s judgment on our sin; his sacrifice removes our guilt. He walked out of the grave, the Lord of life! He conquered sin and death. We are set right with God, we are given new life, and called to walk in him in freedom from sin’s dominion.

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #193:1,3,6 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” (LUYH)

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Livingstone Prison Church

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #424:1-2 “Spirit of the Living God”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 3:26-4:7

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Life of Christ: Necessary for Our Salavation”

Prayer of Application

WE FOLLOW CHRIST IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

*Song of Response: #682:1-3 “Before the Throne of God Above” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #388:4,5 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

*Postlude              (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand - organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Clark & Lavonne Van Schepen, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa  GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick & Hilary Van Hill, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens

NURSERY TODAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Ethan Ney, Alyssa Fedders, Jacob Emerick; PM Dean Bonestroo Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kait Schultze, Melissa Pollema, Braeden Kats, Chandler Pollema, Dana Driesen; PM Matt Bosma  

USHERS FOR APR.: Dan Poppema, Kirk Struik, Nic Van Engen, Daryl Wesselink

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Building Fund; 2. Livingstone Prison Church

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Harlyn & Kathy M.                     NEXT WEEK: Jim & Aletha Oostenink

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                                                   

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                  NEXT SUNDAY:  Shad

CORRESPONDENCE: Scott Grevengoed to Justin Van Zee; Ed Haveman to Kevin Schutte; Eric Haveman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; George Heynen to Lauren Runia; Larry Hoekstra to Rev. Jan Van Ee; Gerald Jansen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

 

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        Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM        Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM         Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship. Lesson 5. Lunch: Linda Kroeze & Gaylene Bouma

MONDAY

  6:45 PM          GEMS will meet for their final regular meeting. Our end of year celebration will be April 18. Details will be sent home with your daughter(s) on Monday.

  7:30 PM          Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 3 “The Road to Rome”

   7:00 PM         Men’s Society – Lesson 11

   7:00 PM         Music & Worship Committee Meeting

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 3, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome as we continue to celebrate Easter – not just a day but a season. 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. 

THIS MORNING we will witness the baptism of Sadie Joy Te Slaa, infant daughter of Justin & Cindy.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 1:18-23 and Belgic Confession Art 2, titled “God’s Revelation to Us”.

BIRTHDAY: On April 6, Wilma Altena will be celebrating her 90th birthday. A card shower has been requested by her family. Her address is: Aspen Heights, 1410 Aspen St., Room 110, Hull, IA 51239.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH 10th Annual Benefit Banquet will be held on Monday, April 11, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Doors open at 6:00p with the meal served at 6:30. Save your spot by April 3 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to www.cornerstonepcsd.org.

BETH MOORE OPEN HOUSE will be held Tuesday, April 12, in the Youth Building. 6:30p will be a time of fellowship with lunch and beverage and at 7:00p a 45 minute video on “The Biblical Not Political Reasons for Holy Wars in our Troubled World”. This is a one-time video. There is no cost or obligation. Bring a pen and Bible. No child care. Please RSVP to Leona (439-1402), Sherry (470-5925) or Shirley (439-2797).

BOYDEN-HULL School District & the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to host an informational presentation entitled “Things Parents Should Know About Digital Communication and Social Media”. Dr. Brandon Nutting, a professor of media and journalism at USD, will serve as the keynote speaker. An interactive panel discussion will follow Dr. Nutting’s keynote where the audience is encouraged to ask questions of him and a panel of guests.  Join us on Wed., April 13, at 7:00p at the Boyden-Hull High School Auditorium.

THE 6th ANNUAL Junior High Retreat is set for April 22-24 at Inspiration Hills. Check in is Friday at 7:00p and check out is Sunday at noon. Join junior highers from the area at this retreat designed especially for you! Worship, speakers, games, service, small groups and of course food will be the highlights of the weekend! Dordt Students will be the leaders for the weekend. Please contact Lee De Groot for more information (470-4244; e-mail: degrootlee@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Joyce Vander Well has a large blood clot in her leg. Pray for healing, for peace of mind and patience.

LeRoy Jongetjes was released from the Le Mars Hospital to Pleasant Acres on March 25 after having had surgery. Pray for healing.

Lindsey Pfingsten had surgery on March 26 for complications resulting from a C-section. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Anna Dirksen’s sister, Elaine, is showing signs of improvement. Pray for complete healing.

Give thanks that Jeanette Boogerd returned home from Pleasant Acres on Tuesday.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for continued strength and better health.

Give thanks that a recent CT scan for Gary Roetman showed no cancer. Gary will continue with the same chemo routine.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers as he serves our country at Fort Bragg.

Pray for our shut ins: Henry Brinks at Whispering Heights; Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena & Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home; Marvin Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; & Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:         

Jan Bakker began her treatments this week. We pray for healing and continued strength.

We pray for Bev Altena as she continues to heal from knee replacement surgery.

Please keep Tasha Hulstein and her unborn child in your prayers as she remains on bed rest at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. She and baby are doing well. Visits are welcome, but if you have any cold or flu symptoms, please wait until you are well. We keep her husband, Corey, and the rest of the family in our prayers as well.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, Marv Boon at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western Christian Eighth Grade Day is Thurs., April 7, and will begin with a Praise and Worship service with our student body at 2:45p. All 8th graders, regardless of their high school plans, are invited to visit Western on that day. All parents are invited to come to Western that evening at 5:30p for a free meal, displays, and tours.     Western Christian will host Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, April 12, at 9:30p. All grandparents of seniors are invited to attend.

   Hull Christian School will be holding a Community Impact Night at the Hull Pizza Ranch on April 14 from 5-7:30p The money raised will go towards the Technology Fund.

   Western Christian is conducting their annual spring drive. We would like to conclude this drive by April 20. Thank you in advance for your generous support of Western Christian.

   Western Christian is seeking a host family for a student from South Korea who wants to attend Western next year. This particular student will be a 10th grade girl who speaks and writes English well, has a love for music, and hopes to become a music teacher. Hosting a student includes a stipend for the host family. If you would like more information or might be interested, please contact the office at Western at 439-1013.

  REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tuesday, April 5, from 7-9p. Andrea Miedema is a Peer Support Specialist trainer and she will discuss that program.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., April 6, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

HOPE HAVEN will host their Annual Benefit Auction on Friday, April 8, at Te Slaa Trucking. Doors open at 4:30p, food booth and buy-it-now table opens at 5:00p and the live auction begins at 5:30p. 

NISYO SPRING CONCERT at Dordt on Sat., April 9, at 4:30p. Directed by Dr. Bradley Miedema, NISYO consists of middle and high school string students from the surrounding area. Don’t miss this FREE concert!

CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER is coming to NW Iowa Thursday evening, April 14, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. The evening will begin with a delicious catfish, fried chicken meal with all the fixin’s prepared by the staff of CCC. Serving starts at 6:00p. There will be a presentation around 7:15 to share all the exciting things happening at CCC, including introduction of their new Executive Director. No reservations are necessary. A freewill gift will be taken. This is a “friend & fund raising” event for CCC so please consider supporting this wonderful ministry from the Mississippi Delta with generous hearts and hands.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS with 2 opportunities to hear the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus in performance this spring! SCOC has been selected to join the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for the finale of their 100th Year Season Celebration, singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’. Join the celebration Sat., April 16, at 7:30p at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux City. SCOC will then showcase 2 more masterworks at its home concert at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel on Sat., April 30, at 7:30p. Tickets for the April 30th Orange City concert are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and $5 for students. They can be purchased at Northwestern box office, Dove Bookstore, True Vine, Touch of Hope or Dordt music office. Tickets for the Sioux City performance are $15-$50 and can be purchased at the Orpheum box office, by phone or online through Symphony’s website.

HOPE HAVEN GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT: Back by popular demand, the highly acclaimed southern gospel singing group, the Inspirations from Bryson City, NC will be presenting a benefit concert on Sat., April 23, at 6:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. The concert will also feature the Journey Bound Quartet of Des Moines and the Triumphant Sound Quartet from Lawton. This will be the last week-end performance the Journey Bound Quartet will be singing in NW IA as they will retire May 1. Tickets will be $15 per person and sold at the door only. Doors open at 5:00p and the concert starts at 6:30p sharp! All proceeds benefit Hope Haven.

DORDT COLLEGE Football Spring Practice Finale is April 30. Bring your family for fun, food, and football! Festivities for all ages include raffles, field goal challenge, obstacle course, corn hole, and more. Festivities begin at 5:00p, tailgate at 5:30 and the Spring Practice Finale at 6. Cost for tailgate is $4. Admittance to the stadium is free. Questions, call Coach Penner at Joel.Penner@dordt.edu.

BIBLE LEAGUE SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON will be held on May 2 at 11:30a at Bethel CRC in Sioux Center. Please bring a salad for every 2 ladies. The program will include a presentation about the Bible League visit to Uganda and Tanzania. We would love to see a great turnout!

VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED will host the 11th annual Run, Walk, and Roll with a 5k and 10k run and a 1 mile walk/wheelchair roll on June 4. Join us for a morning of exercise, fun, and to support adults with disabilities. Last year there were over 400 participants. Register online at www.allsportcentral.com or call Samantha at 712-324-5416 for more information.