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April 5, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 5, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister   Palm Sunday  

Preparation for Worship: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” Luke 19:38

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER

Prelude

*Call to Worship: (Zechariah 9:9)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Hymn: #378:1-3 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

Children’s Sermon

Hymn of Praise: #370:1-4 “The King of Glory Comes”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACCE

Preparatory Exhortation of the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)

Hymn of Response: SW#66:1-3 “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”

Intercessory Prayer

WE RECEIVE GOD’S INSTRUCTION

*Hymn of Preparation: #376:1-3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 25:1-13

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Parable of the Ten Virgins”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: SW#47:1-3 “I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light”

WE LEAVE TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Hymn: #373:1,7 “Lift High the Cross”

 *Postlude   

 

* indicates congregation stand

pianist: Connie Te Krony

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 5, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Hosanna! Blessed is the Lord Jesus! Let us worship together this Palm Sunday.  

FROM THE DEACONS: The events which have unfolded in our world have forced many changes upon us. Just as we have changed the way we meet together for worship, we must also find new ways to collect Tithes & Offerings. The church continues to have ongoing commitments that must be met for the General Fund, Building Fund, Missions, Benevolence, Christian Education & Special Offerings. Anyone wishing to make a donation can currently do so three ways: 1) Personal checks may be mailed to:  Attn. Deacons, Hull First CRC, 1121 5th St., P.O. Box 803, Hull, IA 51239. Please do not mail cash donations. 2) Make use of Bill Pay through your personal bank. If you already have an online account set up with your bank, you can send a donation right from your banks; website. The church will then receive a cashable check in the mail. Please include in the memo which account or cause you would like your donation directed to. Any unspecified donations received will be directed to the General Fund.  3) An offering drop box has been set up next to the mailboxes in the back of the church. Any questions, please contact Ryan Bolkema or Eric Zomermaand

OFFERING SCHEDULE: The offering for Sunday, April 5, will be for the Mission Fund. The offering for Good Friday will be for the Benevolent Fund and the offering for Sunday, April 12, will be for the Christian Ed Fund.

THERE IS NO MISSION GUILD until further notice.

A PROCLAMATION FOR A UNITED DAY OF PRAYER: I, Arlan Moss, the Mayor of the City of Hull, Iowa, in cooperation with the Hull Ministerial Association do declare that Monday, April 6, 2020 be a United Day of Prayer for the City of Hull and its surrounding community. We acknowledge that God has blessed us beyond measure, and we give Him thanks for His blessings on us. Therefore, we ask that the citizens of Hull and the surrounding area pray for God’s blessing and mercy on Hull’s citizens, businesses, schools, medical providers, first responders, elderly housing units and all other aspects of life in Hull and the surrounding area. We acknowledge God’s providence in the light of the trials and tribulations facing this city because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite all the citizens of Hull to join together in a United Day of Prayer for Hull on Monday, April 6, 2020.

OUR ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE is scheduled for April 10 at 7:00p. You will be able to watch it online or on Channel 77. The elders have decided that the service will be from a previous year so that we have the added blessing of congregational singing, special music, readers, and the congregation participating in the Lord’s Supper. If you are a professing member and would like to participate in the Lord’s Supper while watching the service in your home, we are letting you know now so that you can plan ahead to get the bread (cracker, wafer) and juice. Elders will not be delivering the elements to the shut-ins. Our pastor will read the preparatory form on Sunday morning. If you have any questions, contact Ed Haveman or Merlyn Kroese.

THE HULL “SHARE” GROUP for Widows and Widowers will NOT meet in the month of April due to continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED COMMITTEE: Our church will again be mowing Hope Cemetery as a fundraiser for Christian Education this coming summer. We are looking for a few more volunteers to help with mowing. If you like to be outdoors and love the smell of fresh cut grass, please contact Dennis Vande Griend or Jay De Wit to help out.

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 baskets 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 and older) are asked to sign up on the sheet in back of church. (Please note that although VBS is starting on a Sunday again 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). 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 11. 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.

VBS REGISTRATION: Climb aboard for Rocky Railway – Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through. Hull Vacation Bible School is Sunday, June 7, through Thursday, June 11, from 6:00p-8:30p every night. There will be small program Thursday, June 11, at 8:30p. The meal for the kids attending and volunteers will be served from 5:15p-5:45p Monday through Thursday. You can register online this year at https://forms.gle/uVqcCE4rVsarUGWm7. Registrations are due May 1.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:  

Congratulations to Devin & Kate Bonestroo on the birth of Jase Konner on Thursday, March 26.

Tami Westphal’s stepfather, Jim Smits, is home from the hospital. Give thanks that he came home without oxygen and is improving daily. Pray that he continues to gain strength.

Dylan Zomermaand’s Botox injections have been postponed. Pray for relief from migraines for Dylan and Anna.

Dennis Kroese continues to recover. Give thanks for progress made.

Sally De Groot continues as a resident at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. She is in Creek Side, Room 15. Visitors are not allowed at Whispering Heights until further notice.

Give thanks with Jarvis De Wild for progress made. Pray for continued strength and that his eating will continue to improve.

Give thanks that Marilyn Grevengoed continues to improve and that she was able to have her surgery when she did. She is still walking with a walker.

Lois Salazar’s chemo scheduled for this past Thursday was postponed because of blood counts. Pray that she will be able to have it this coming week.

Sandy Starkenburg’s surgery has been canceled for now. Pray for peace of mind while she waits for surgery. Pray for relief from any discomfort that she experiences.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We pray for those who are unable to join us for worship from week to week due to age, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.

Please be in prayer for Jerlyn Spronk, father of Chanda Bakker. Jerlyn underwent hip replacement surgery last week, but in the past few days has been experiencing a lot of pain. He has been readmitted to the hospital due to these complications. Please pray for his relief and healing. We also pray for his family who has to be separated from him at this time due to the coronavirus concerns.