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April 3, 2022


       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Fifth Sunday in Lent

Preparation for worship: “Holy and loving God, as we worship you today, we long for your spirit to both comfort and challenge us, to help us become more holy and more loving. In a world that does not understand repentance, we pray for new understanding, humility, patience, and discipline that will help us die to sin and live for Jesus.” (WSB J.1.1. 2nd Edition)



*Responsive Call to Worship: (Ps. 51:10-12)

        Pastor:       Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

        ALL:          Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

        Pastor:       Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #479:1-3 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting


Children’s message by Pastor

SW#42:1,2 “Cry of My Heart”

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of Gratitude: #371:1-3 “Christ, the Life of All the Living”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering:  1. Mission Fund; 2. Gideons



*Hymn of Preparation: #110:1,10,11,12 “Behold the Lamb of God” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read:  Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Peter: Why Did He Fall?”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: #386:1-4 “Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #482:1,2,5 “Man of Sorrows, What a Name”


   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand - organist: MaryLou Wielenga


GREETERS TODAY: Darren & Darla Vant Hul, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Arlene Van Schepen & Shirley Rens, Elder Rod & Connie Te Krony

NURSERY TODAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Logan Fedders, Jessica Wielenga, Braeden Kats; PM Sean Baccam Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Michelle Zomermaand, Benjamin Kats, Abby Fedders, Dason Vant Hul; PM Ryan Bolkema Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR MAR: Apr. 3: Lynn Anderson, Dan Bonestroo; Apr. 10: Bryce Veldman, Justin Pollema; Apr. 15: Scott Kroese, Ryan Bolkema

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Apr. 3: Dan Poppema; Apr. 10: John Emerick

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed. Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Alysia                            NEXT SUNDAY: George & Nancy

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                                              

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Jon Van Berkum to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Curt Van Grouw to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Lee Van Grouw to Lauren & Connie Runia; Brett Van Middendorp to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Eldon Van Schepen to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Justin Van Schepen 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.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

    6:00 PM      Evening Worship Service

    7:00 PM      Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Carol Vis


    9:50 AM      Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 11

    2:00 PM      Bereans. Lesson 11. Lunch: Betty Bolkema (last meeting for the season)

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

    7:00 PM      YPS – end of year wrap-up. Devotions/Lunch: Leaders


April 3, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Our purpose is to share the good news of God’s love made known in Jesus Christ. 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.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: anyone interested in making profession of faith let Pastor Loren know by this Wednesday, April 6. The class will begin April 10 during the Sunday school hour in Room David in the Youth Building.

THE 12TH GRADE CLASS will continue to meet until the end of the Sunday school year (May 3) in Pastor Loren’s office.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: If you would like one, you can stop in my office (Monday-Thursday) or catch me Sunday after church and I will get you one (I have 38 left but I am in the process of putting more together).

SAVE THE DATE: The YPS diner will be held on Wednesday, April 20th.

THANK YOU for all the expressions of sympathy, cards, phone calls, food, and visits in the passing of our mom, Berdena Bylsma. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman and Pastor Ouwinga for their many visits and calls and to Care Groups 4 & 7 for the plants. Mom loved her church family and appreciated the many cards she received, especially for her 93rd birthday and concern for her health the last several months. Though we mourn her absence from us, we rejoice in her home-going and freedom from pain. -MaryLou & Larry Wielenga and the Bylsma family

THANK YOU to everyone who brought food, worked, donated toward the auction, and to all those who attended! It was a fun night of good food, fellowship and lots of lively bidding! -The Christian Ed Committee



Taylyn Vander Schaaf came home from the hospital on Monday and is doing very well so far. She will continue to have frequent follow up echoes until surgery to determine when that will be. Please pray that she stays healthy and keeps gaining weight.

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.  

Continue to keep Rick Van Hill in your prayers as he continues with cancer treatments.

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.


Pray that 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.

Please keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers. We celebrate that the radiation treatment has been completed. We keep him in prayer as we move on to the next stages of treatment.

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.


      8th Grade Day at Western: Calling all 8th Grade Students and Parents! On Thursday, April 7, we welcome 8th grade students and parents to WCHS for supper and registration. We will serve food between 5:15-6:15p and the main program will start in the Event Center at 6:15. We will dismiss around 8:30p. We ask that parents and students attend 8th Grade Day together. Please go to our website to sign up for 8th Grade Day:

   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 ( or call the office at 439-2273.

Western Christian High School Chamber Singers invite you to join them in worship at a church near you. Here is the remaining 2022 Tour Schedule:

April 03: Sioux Center First CRC – 6:00 PM

April 10:  Sheldon First CRC – 5:00 PM

May 08: Hull First CRC – 6:00 PM.


THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, April, 5. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

THE K AND K CENTER for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Dordt University would like to invite you to join them as they welcome speaker, David Batstone, presenting “Purpose, Passion, and Profit: Aligning These 3 Ps Might Change Your Life” on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

KATELYN’S FUND invites you to Hope for the Journey Conference on April 9 from 8:30-3:30 at Center Point Church (First Reformed Church). If you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, or caregiver of any kind come and gain practical tools in parenting and working with adoptive or foster children. Contact Tammy Zevenbergen at for more information and to sign up.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR will perform sacred masterworks by Bach and Schubert with orchestra on Friday, April 8, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The major works will be accompanied by an orchestra led by concertmaster Lisa Miedema and featuring professional players from the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra and section leaders from the Dordt University Chamber Orchestra. Professional vocal soloists from the region will also perform. The concert will also be available on livestream at or

RISE FEST 2022 Volunteer Registration is OPEN! RiseFest is possible because of the hundreds of amazing volunteers who serve alongside us in the Kid’s Zone, Parking, the Prayer tent, Merch, the Youth Tent, at the gate, with hospitality, and more. Volunteering is a great way to experience RiseFest with your friends, family, youth group, neighbors, co-workers, or small group. We have a ton of areas to choose from! Please prayerfully consider joining our volunteer team. We would love your help! If you volunteer for 4 hours, you’ll get a FREE RiseFest t-shirt and a ticket to the festival (good all weekend long!). Go to or call 712-324-9763.  

ADVANCE NOTICE: Center for Financial Education Annual Golf Event will be held on May 23 at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center. Shotgun start at 12:30p. Price per golfer is $100 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, supper and drawing for door prizes. Call 712-722-3527 or email to sign up. You can also register online at 

ADVANCE NOTICE: Center for Financial Education Family Fishing Outing on July 30 at Big Sioux Recreation Area (84 West 10th St., Hawarden, IA) from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Canoes available or bring your own small boat or fish from shore. Bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait. Lots of prizes. Cookout begins at 12 noon. RSVP by calling 712-722-3527 or email