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April 7, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – April 7, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister       Fifth Sunday of Lent

Preparation for Worship: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us -for it is written. ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’” (Gal. 3:13 ESV).

 

GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #174:1-3 “I Stand Amazed” (LUYH)

 

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

Baptism of Blakely Jo Pollema

Baptism Hymn: DVD “Find Your Wings” -Mark Harris

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Confession & Assurance: #557:1-4 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Inspiration Hills

Offertory   

 

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #352:1-3 “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” (Celebration)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Galatians 2:19-21; 3:10-14; 6:11-14 & Lord’s Day 15 Q&A 39  

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Our Crucified Savior”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #320:1,3,4 “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” (Celebration Hymnal)

 

GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #400:1,4 “Praise the Savior, Now and Ever”
*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand

organist…MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: George & Nancy Heynen, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Andrew & Kenzie Hoekstra, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Stephanie Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Abby Fedders, Braden Baccam, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Justin Te Slaa Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Janice Driesen, Amy Emerick, Abigail Kats, Aubri Fedders, Logan Baccam; PM Brian Rozeboom Family

USHERS FOR APR.: Rick Leusink, Harlyn Bolkema, Cory De Wit, Tom Sheffield

VALET PARKING FOR APR.: April 7: Jason Kats & Tim Kats; April 14: Eric Rens & Sam Scholten

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. Mission Fund; 2. Inspiration Hills

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dan & Dana                              NEXT SUNDAY: Mark & Teresa

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                                      

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Randy Westra to Justin Van Zee; Rob Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mrs. Sid Westra to Michael Ribbons; Evan Wielenga to Kevin Schutte; Larry Wielenga to Lauren Runia; Randy Winterfeld to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

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

   3:00 PM       Easter Cantata practice at Hope CRC. (see announcement in insert)

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship. Session 7 “There’s Hope in the Desert”. Lunch: Jim & Vell

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       GEMS will hold a Blessing Celebration at Hope CRC. Moms and female mentors of the GEMS girls are invited to attend the evening of fun, food and blessings.

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   7:00 PM       Music & Worship Committee Meeting

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 11. Opening Prayer: Joyce V.G; Closing Prayer: Shirley Rens

   7:00 PM       YPS – meet at the youth building to pick up sticks at Hope Cemetery

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 7, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL As Mary anointed your feet with perfume, Jesus, may my life pour out love for you by the love I show my neighbors.  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. 

REMINDER: We have ceased all handshake greeting until the middle of April. Greeters will still be available prior to the service to welcome you and Elders will greet you after the service, but will NOT shake your hand.

THIS MORNING Blakely Jo Pollema, infant daughter of Brody & Jessica, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

ALL EASTER CANTATA SINGERS!! We will be rehearsing today at 3:00p at Hope CRC. If you have been absent the last couple of weeks, PLEASE don’t let that keep you from coming back! We will be going through the program in its entirety in today’s rehearsal. Next week we will meet at 1st CRC at 3:00 for our rehearsal.

HULL COMMUNITY EASTER CANTATA will be held Easter Sunday evening at 1st CRC at 6:00p. Voices from all of our Hull churches and the surrounding area will be joining together to proclaim “IT IS FINISHED”!! A community offering will be taken to support the Matt De Wild family. If you have friends and family that live far away or are unable to attend, we encourage you to worship along by visiting http://www.hull1stcrc.com/ and click on the Live Stream Page link at the bottom of the page.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 17:13-34 titled “Helping People to Know the Unknown God”.

 

IMPACT NIGHT at the Sioux Center Pizza Ranch on Monday, April 8, from 5-8p for Paula Harkness (mother of Shelby and Cody Kiers). Join us in her fight against multiple myeloma! Paula is currently in the hospital for her stem cell transplant.

 

THE COUNCIL is seeking nomination for Elders and Deacons.  If you feel called to serve or know of someone you believe is well equipped for these positions, please contact a council member by Monday, April 8.

 

LADIES/MEN interested in helping at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, April 9, may meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

LADIES: The Open House baby shower for Bethany & Gerrit Scholten and Christine & Hudson Kroese is Tuesday, April 9. You may come anytime between 6:30-8:00.

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Pastor Loren will be offering a class during the Sunday School hour beginning April 14 for those interested in making profession of faith. Text (712-449-5222) or email Pastor Loren (pastor@hull1stcrc.com) if you are planning to attend.

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Thurs., April 11, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will order in Pizza Ranch for supper. Please bring $5 to help offset the cost of supper. Following our meal, we will watch a production of “Samson” recorded in Branson, Missouri. Popcorn and treats will be served during the movie. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

 

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.

 

THANK YOU to the YPS and leaders for a fun Senior Citizen Party. It was appreciated by all!

A BIG “THANK YOU” to all who made the Christian Ed Auction Wednesday night a success! The food was great and fun was had by all. Net proceeds from the sale were over $35,000!

THANK YOU for all the cards, prayers, and kind words sent to us while we were grieving the passing of our brother/brother-in-law, Adrian. We especially want to thank Pastor & Norma Kotman and Elder Dave Rozeboom for their visits. Thank you to our Care Group for the meal. How awesome it is to be part of the loving family of God! Above all we give praise and thanks to our Heavenly Father for welcoming Adrian home, relieving him from his cancer, to spend eternity with Him! -Walt & Lavonne

THANK YOU: We would like to “Thank” all of you for coming out to the Impact Night. It was an overwhelming response. We have no words that explain how we felt to see all of the people there for us. The last 1-1/2 years have been very difficult but we have learned to take it one day at a time. With the help of our heavenly father and all of your support (cards, prayers, financial help, food brought in and the many hugs we receive) we are getting through it. It is good to belong to this GREAT Church and Community!! We thank God above all for everything he does for us and knowing that GOD’S GOT THIS!! THANKS AGAIN!! LuAnn, Matt & Josh

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Give thanks that the numbers for his multiple myeloma have gone down. Pray for better health.
  • Continue to remember Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers. Doctors have decided to wait with surgery for a couple of months for Russ to get stronger. Russ will have a procedure on his kidneys in the near future to maintain the current situation.
  • Gary Roetman is slowly gaining his strength. Continue to pray for healing. Gary and Susan are very grateful for your prayers. Please call before you visit.
  • Glenda Oolman was released from Mercy Hospital in Sioux City on Monday after having had a second shoulder surgery the previous Friday. She is recovering at Pleasant Acres.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Duane is grateful for answered prayers and ask that you continue to ask God for relief from side effects from the medication, a better appetite and for healing.
  • Heath Stoker is doing well as he continues on maintenance chemo and bone hardener for Multiple Myeloma cancer. Please continue to pray for good health and building of his immune system.
  • 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; Cobble Creek in Sheldon: Jo Van Surksum; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS: 

  • We continue to remember those who are recovering from recent injuries and illnesses. We pray for God’s healing mercies and for continued improvement and strength.
  • Vanessa Steiger continues to deal with severe migraines. Please pray for effective treatments, relief, and healing. We keep Mark and family in our prayers as well.
  • 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

      HCS will be having a Community Impact Night at the Pizza Ranch on April 8 from 5:00-7:00p. The money raised will help cover the cost of a new sound system in the gym. We hope to see you there!

      HCS is accepting applications for a middle school teacher. The person would teach 5th-8th grade history and 6th grade math/language arts. Applications can be found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or email rtenpas@hullchristian.com with questions.

          

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time MINISTRY COORDINATOR/OFFICE ASSISTANT. This person must have a heart for Christian service, compassion for others and a commitment to the Love INC mission and ministry model. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, the ability to be a self-starter, work independently and have a strong knowledge of Microsoft program. If interested, please send a resume to Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA. For more information call Debbie at 476-5990.

NW IOWA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA will present its Spring Concert on Monday, April 8, at 7:30p in Christ Chapel on the campus of Northwestern College in Orange City. The concert is free and open to the public.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT: Would you like a small plot in the Community Garden to grow your own vegetables? Find out more about this and sign up for a space on Wed., April 10, from 6:30-7:30p in the fellowship hall of 1st Ref. Church. Plots are limited and are available to those who sign up first. The Community Garden is sponsored by our Missions & Outreach Team. For more information contact Jeanne Visser.

DORDT COLLEGE High School Band Festival will take place Fri., April 12, at 7:00p in the Auditorium. In addition to the 2 Dordt bands, 9 high school bands are participating. The concert will feature the Gaudete Brass Quintet performing with the Dordt Concert Band and will end with a mass band.

NW IA SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA will present a Guest Concert by Gaudete Brass on Sat., April 13, at 7:30p in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center or at the door.

BENEFIT CONCERT: The Blackwood Brothers, along with Master’s Voice and Four For Him Quartet will be presenting a benefit concert on Sat., April 20, at 6:30p at Dordt. Tickets are $15 and sold at the door only. Doors open at 5:00p. All proceeds will benefit the local and global ministries of Hope Haven.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: Tickets are available as the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus, along with NW College’s Heritage Singers and Dordt’s Concert Choir, bring you one of the most beloved sacred works of all time, Handel’s Messiah. The concert, featuring orchestra and professional soloists, will be presented Sat., April 27, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults, $5 for students, and are available at Windmill Park Jewelers in Orange City, Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center, and the Dordt and NWC music offices.

BIBLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON is scheduled for Mon., May 6, at 11:30 at the Alton Ref. Church. 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.

CROSSROADS & NW IA TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) are accepting applications for the upcoming weekend (June 28-30) at 1st Ref. Church in Hull. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, visit either www.CrossRoadsTEC.com/apply or www.NWIowaTEC.com/applications or email CrossRoadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships available upon request.