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April 9, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. April 9, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister Palm Sunday

Preparation for Worship: Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one comes to the Father except thru me.” John 14:6

WE WELCOME OUR LORD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

Processional Hymn: #375:1-3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Children singing: “We Have a King” “Great & Mighty”

“Ho-Ho-Ho-Hosanna” “He Is the King of Glory”

Children’s message by Pastor Loren

Song of Praise: #378:1-3 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

WE RECONCILE OURSELVES TO OUR LORD

Communion Preparation Formulary PH p. 976

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Boiler Project

Offertory

WE LISTEN TO OUR LORD

*Preparatory Hymn: #386:1-4 “Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 14:1-14

God’s Word Proclaimed: “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

Prayer of Application

WE LEAVE WITH OUR LORD

*Song of Response: #473:1-2 “To God Be the Glory”

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: #473:3 “To God Be the Glory”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom, Ed & Noella Haveman

GOOD FRIDAY: Elder Henry & Cheryl Kats, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo, George & Nancy Heynen

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Logan Baccam, Cory Ney, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Eric Haveman Family

GOOD FRIDAY: Shad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Mitchell Fedders, Madison Emerick, Jerad Kats; PM Brad Kats Family

USHERS FOR APR.: Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats, Scott Grevengoed, Tom Sheffield

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

GOOD FRIDAY: Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Arch & Val NEXT SUNDAY: Dennis & Linda

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk; GOOD FRIDAY: Arlene; NEXT SUNDAY: Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Dwayne De Jong to Kevin Schutte; Jean De Jong to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Roger De Kruyf to Lauren Runia; Walt den Hoed to Justin Van Zee; Joyce De Vries 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

10:45 AM Adult Sunday School

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting (Youth Building)

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

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

7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study in the Youth Building

MONDAY

6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

8:00 PM Council Meeting

TUESDAY

7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 5 Discover the Power of Forgiveness

FRIDAY

7:00 PM  Good Friday Service

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

April 9, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna!” Welcome to worship as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, even as this path leads to the cross. 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 EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from 1 Cor. 5 titled “The Importance of Church Discipline”.

LADIES who would like to help at JFA on Tuesday, April 11, should meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

GOOD FRIDAY service is scheduled for Friday, April 14, at 7:00p.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, April 20. We will gather at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull and carpool out to The North Place for supper. Please call Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 by Monday, April 17, to reserve your spot. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutsch at 605-742-4469 or Deanna with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE – April 26th – YPS 50’s diner. Come out and enjoy hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and homemade milk shakes on Wed., April 26, from 5:00-7:00p. (To go boxes available.)

ALPHA CENTER Legacy Dinner will be held on Friday, April 28, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Welcome reception at 6:15p with the dinner and program at 7:00p. Featured speaker will be Dr. Anthony Levatino, former abortion provider. Entertainment will be The Browns and Master’s Voice Quartet. Register on line at www.alphacenterfriends.com, e-mail: info@alphacenter.org or call 605-361-3500.

THANK YOU to all who came out for the YPS game night March 29th!

THANK YOU: We want to thank everyone for their prayers and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our brother and uncle Junior Van’t Hul. We sincerely appreciate the visits of Pastor and Norma and Tim and Ruth Kats. Thanks also to our Care Group #6 for the beautiful flowers. –Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul & family

THANK YOU to everyone who remembered our family after the birth of Ezekiel. The meals, visits, gifts and kind words were all very much appreciated. It is such a blessing to be part of a caring and thoughtful church family. –Travis, Megan, Grayson and Ezekiel Kooima

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Daryl Van Wyhe’s heart reverted to an irregular rhythm on Tuesday night. He will meet with doctors on Monday to determine a next step. Pray for better health.

Ÿ Congratulations to Matt & Kait Schultze on the birth of a son, Owen John, born on Wednesday at the Sioux Center Hospital.

Ÿ Give thanks that Pete Pollema continues to recover from the pneumonia. Pray for complete healing.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild is still waiting to hear from the doctors concerning a transplant. Pray for continued patience and encouragement for Eldon and LuAnn.

Ÿ The YPS group will be leaving on their serve trip April 11th to the 16th. Please keep them in your prayers.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Rick & Eleanor Kiers and family in the passing of Gert Zevenbergen on Thursday, April 6th. May God comfort them in their loss.

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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We pray for continued healing for Diana Dykstra and Dan Bosma as they recover from recent surgeries.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

HCS Spring Carnival: Everyone is invited to the HCS Carnival on Saturday, April 22, from 11a-2:00p. This event is free of charge! There will be inflatable’s and games for the kids to enjoy. Pizza, pop, and candy will be available for sale. We hope you can come for this time of fun and fellowship with our HCS family!

Attention Cupcake Makers: Each year a favorite part of the HCS Spring Carnival for the kids is the cupcake walk where they play a game with the prize of cupcakes to take home! If anyone is interested in making/decorating cupcakes, please drop them off at school Friday, April 21 or the morning of Saturday, April 22. Thank you for your help!!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER: Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30p the Jews for Jesus organization will be presenting “Christ in the Passover” at the Ocheyedan CRC, 833 5th St. This presentation by missionary Eli Birnbaum from Tel Aviv, Israel will give you insights on how the pieces of God’s plan of salvation fit together and you’ll remember this visual display of the Passover pageantry for years to come. Join us for “Christ in the Passover” from Egypt to Calvary to learn what it means for us today. There is no admission charge for this presentation. A free-will offering will be received. A time of fellowship for questions and answers and refreshments will follow.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for Dordt Discovery Days June 19-June 23. This is for students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. This camp offers more than 30 classes in the arts, sciences, and recreation. Residential, commuter and day camp options are available. Go to www.dordt.edu/events/ddd to see this year’s class line and to register. Contact Allison.Kraayenbrink@dordt.edu with questions.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its annual Spring Concert Rocky! An All-Rachmaninoff Program on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00p at Dordt. Guest artists for the evening include University of Northern Iowa professor Sean Botkin on piano and founding conductor of NISO, Henry Duitman.

HOPE HAVEN BENEFIT CONCERT on Saturday, April 15, at 6:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. The Dixie Melody Boys from Kinston, NC, Master’s Voice Quartet from Sioux Falls and the Triumphant Sound Quartet from Lawton will perform. Tickets are $15 per person and sold at the door only. Doors open at 5:00p.

HOPE HAVEN Christian Women’s Auxiliary will be celebrating 40 years at its Annual Spring Meeting with a catered luncheon in the Hope Haven gym beginning at 11:30a on Tuesday, April 18. The program will feature L’attitude from Sioux Falls. There will also be a Business Meeting and Silent Auction. Please take a friend and be a part of this ministry of service to others.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients & caregivers on Thursday, April 20, from 4:30-5:30 at Crown Point Gathering Room. Guest speaker will be Dr. Derek Kosters from Prairie Life Chiropractic. For questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

JOIN the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus for an exciting concert on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30p in the Dordt Auditorium. SCOC will come together with the Dordt College Concert Choir, the Northwestern College Heritage Singers, soloists, orchestra and organ. Led by Dr. Benjamin Kornelis, professor of music at Dordt, the chorus will present Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannia de Deo, also known as the “Little Organ Mass” – an unfailingly joyful setting of the Roman Catholic Mass. SCOC will also be singing the Midwestern premiere of Songs of Ascent by Iowa native Shawn Kirchner. The ambitious and powerful work features texts sung by pilgrims journeying to Jerusalem. Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and can be purchased at Northwestern Music office, Windmill Park Jewelers, True Vine, Dordt music office or Touch of Hope.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Bible League Spring Salad Luncheon will be held on Monday, May 1, at 11:30a at the Sanborn URC. The program will include a presentation from Harold Trujillo, Regional Training Coordinator. He will speak about the Project Philip Program. Please bring a salad for every 2 ladies. We’d love to see a great turnout! We are issuing a special invitation to the area Pastors. Please give attending your prayerful and thoughtful consideration.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH CRWM: Missionaries who are already on the field would welcome new colleagues to be a part of their team. Call 616-224-0702 or go to www.crwm.org for more information.

Nigeria: Transformation Network Coordinator

Uganda: Community Development Lecturer

West Africa: Evangelist

West Africa: Media Director

Haiti: Promotions Assistant

Middle East: Leadership Developer

Japan: Leadership Developer

Grand Rapids, MI Office: Development Officer & a Missions Support Developer