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MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –December 10, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister Second Sunday in Advent

 

Preparation for worship: “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God”. John 1:12 (ESV)

 

WE ARE GATHERED AND GREETED BY GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #329:1-4 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting

Advent Candle Reading: Dan Fedders Family

Advent Hymn: #88:1-4 “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (LUYH)

 

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND OUR GIFTS

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: Churches for Middle East Peace

Offertory

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Choir Anthem: “O Come, O Come, Immanuel”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Joshua 2; Matt. 1:1-5

God’s Word Proclaimed: Mothers of the Messiah: Rahab

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Response: #335:1-4 “Hark, the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes”

 

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion (on PPT)

Hymn of Response: #337:1-3 “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”

(Offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)

 

WE GO OUT TO SHINE HIS LIGHT

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #337:4 “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand

 

organist: Connie Te Krony

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: John & Agnes Scholten, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Blaike Bonestroo, Dalton Westra, Haley Driesen; PM Duane & Aletha Vande Griend

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Sara Sandbulte, Dylan Zomermaand, Colin Westra; PM Brian Rozeboom Family

 

USHERS FOR DEC.: Kyle Pollema, Ryan Bolkema, Devin Bonestroo, Zachary De Jager

VALET PARKING DEC.: AM Jerad Kats, Taylor Westphal/PM Marcus Te Krony, Curtis V.G.

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for AM Churches for Middle East Peace

PM Hull Sack Pack Program

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ryan & Christine Kroes NEXT WEEK: Don & Mary K.

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie NEXT WEEK: Kirk

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Everyone is encouraged to write Christmas/New Year’s greetings to our missionaries (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the first page of the directory)

 

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal (in the basement)

10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes (Beg.-5th grade meet up front in the sanctuary)

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting (Youth Building)

6:00 PM Sunday School Christmas Program

  1. PM College/Career Bible Study (Youth Building)

MONDAY

6:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting

6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting

7:00 PM Congregational Meeting

8:00 PM Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2 of Isaiah.

7:00 PM Men’s Society

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

December 10, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship! Please greet one another in the name of the coming Prince of Peace. 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 celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.

 

THIS EVENING the service will include a Christmas Program by our Sunday school children. Students (Beg.-5th grade) and teachers should meet in the church basement at 5:45p.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Monday, December 11, at 7:00p.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE: There will be no Children’s Church on December 24 and December 31.

 

LADIES are invited to help out at Justice for All in Rock Valley on Tuesday, December 12. Meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

 

THE COMMUNITY is invited to join with the Hull Chamber in spreading some Christmas Spirit this season as we come together for an hour of Community Christmas Caroling – Tuesday, Dec. 19. We will meet at 9:00a at Pleasant Acres, travel to the Homestead and finish at Aspen Heights with a Chamber Coffee being served there at 10:00a. ALL voices, from young children to senior citizens, are welcome to join as we share the GOOD NEWS of Christ’s Birth!! Please RSVP to the Hull Chamber (439-1513) or hullchamber@cityofhull.org that you are able to join us.

 

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet Thurs., Dec. 21, at noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church, located 3 miles north and 2 miles east of Hull. (Note change of location). Hot ham and cheese sandwiches will be provided for lunch and you are invited to bring a side dish or Christmas goodies to share. Following our meal we will get into the holiday spirit with a Christmas carol sing-a-long. Call Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.

 

SAVE THE DATE: The Christian Ed Soup Supper will be held on Wednesday, January 24, at the HCS. The Christian Ed Supper & Auction will be held on March 28 (note date change to WEDNESDAY) at HCS.

 

STUDENTS preparing for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church from Classis Heartland my apply for aid to assist them in their study for the 2018-2019 academic years by contacting Rev. Loren Kotman; 1111 5th Street, Hull, IA 51239; (712) 439-1123; pastor@hull1stcrc.com. The deadline is February 1, 2018.

 

DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT will be held on Saturday, February 3, at Dordt College. The full description for all sessions is available in the brochure on the narthex table. The cost is $45 for groups of 10 or $55/person through January 26. Your Classical Education Committee (CEC) seeks to equip members of our Classis Heartland churches for leadership. This year, the CEC is making available a limited number of scholarships to cover registration costs. For scholarship information, contact Mark Klompien by Friday, January 19th at (712) 463-2576 or mklompien@gmail.com.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Rob Fedders had successful hip replacement surgery on Thursday at Avera McKennon Hospital in Sioux Falls. Plans are that he will be able to come home on Friday. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Arlene Van’t Hul had knee replacement surgery on Friday at Dakota Dunes. Pray for healing.

Ÿ John Grevengoed completed five days of chemo treatment this past week. He will have three weeks off and then be re-evaluated. Pray that the chemo would be effective and that he would be encouraged.

Ÿ Prayers are requested for Bernard Driesen, father of Judi Wesselink, who will be going to Rochester this week for an extensive surgery for his esophageal cancer. He will be hospitalized for about two weeks.

Ÿ Esther Rozeboom has been experiencing back pain in recent weeks and even more pain since she fell a couple of weeks ago. Pray for relief from the pain.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Ken & Mary Leusink and family in the passing of Ken’s sister, Marlene Van Beek, age 66, of Ireton on Wednesday morning.

Ÿ LeRoy Jongetjes recently completed his radiation treatments. Pray that the treatments were effective.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

 

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Shiloh Ann Vink was born to Vanessa and Austin Vink, Friday, December 1. Mother and baby are doing well. Also, Hewitt Matthew Roetman, son of Briana and Matt Roetman, was born on Saturday, December 2. Mother and baby are also well. We praise God for his gift of life.

Ÿ We express our sympathy to Marv & Eileen Boon, Virg & Joan Horstman, and also extended family as they mourn the passing of Marv and Joan’s sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Bernard De Jager, of Rock Valley. Martha passed away on Tuesday, November 28, and Bernard passed away on Saturday, December 2. The funeral was held in Rock Valley this past Saturday.

Ÿ We keep Kathy Van Der Zwaag in our prayers as she recovers from surgery to remove her thyroid gland. We pray for her healing and recovery.

Ÿ Please continue to keep Art Van Otterloo and Dave Van Otterloo in your prayers as they continue to recover from recent surgeries, and Jan Bakker, as she continues chemotherapy. We pray for strength, healing and patience.

Ÿ Mary Grooters continues under the care of hospice. We pray for her comfort and peace. We also pray for her family as they support her.

Ÿ We keep Dave Mulder, brother-in-law of Mike and Meredith Van Otterloo in our prayers as he has entered the care of hospice. Please pray for peace and comfort for Dave as well as for his family.

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

Western Music Department will present a Christmas Concert on December 11 at the BJ Haan Auditorium at 7:00p. The concert will include the choirs, bands, and orchestra. We will have a bake sale at the concert to help support the music department.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT: The bi-annual Chorale Service of Lessons & Carols will be held Sunday, Dec. 10, at 8:00p in the Auditorium. This worship service will commemorate the Christmas story through a series of Scripture readings, carols sung by the Chorale, and hymns for congregation and choir.

 

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet Wed., Dec. 13, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights.

 

DORDT invites the community to attend the Instrumental Ensembles Concert on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Concert Band will perform a variety of seasonal works along with traditional repertoire.

 

HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL presents “Rejoice! The Gift of Mobility” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Tues., Dec. 19, at 7:00p. Tickets are $15 and a limited amount of VIP Tickets are also available for $25. The VIP Meet & Greet begins at 6:00p in the Anne Zabel Studio Theater at the Orpheum and will feature hors d’oeuvres from Backyard BBQ Grill, Honeybaked Ham, Oh My Cupcakes! and HyVee. Tickets are on sale at the Washington Pavilion Box Office or through www.washingtonpavilion.org. The Christmas concert will also feature the Sioux Falls Christian school hand bell choir. Proceeds will go towards funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2018.

 

JUSTICE FOR ALL is planning the 2018 Service and Learning Opportunities and would love to have you join one of the teams! These weeks are wonderful opportunities to serve others but also experience and understand God’s Kingdom in new and important ways. Dates and places are: Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez, MX – Jan. 19-26 (must have passport and be signed up by Dec. 15); JVMP Foundation, Jackson, MS – Feb. 10-16; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson, MS – Feb. 17-23; Houston Flood Relief – Feb. 24- March 3; Grace Reigns, Colorado City, UT – March 11-17. For more information call JFA 476-2804 or email joevz@jfa-nwiowa.org. There will be an information meeting on Tues., Jan. 2, 2018 at 6:30p, JFA Ministry Center.

 

SIOUX COUNTY ORATORIO CHORUS will be performing one of Joseph Haydn’s most popular works—the Mass in Time of War, or “Paukenmesse” as well as two shorter choral works by Rachmaninoff. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:15 beginning January 16 and will be held at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Music Hall. The performance will be Saturday, April 28. Email any questions to Mike Ochsner at mkchsnr@gmail.com. Save the date! We’d love to sing with you!

 

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION is hosting a Financial Peace University class for engaged & newlywed couples on 9 Sundays, starting January 21. Attendees are invited to come to the Bridge of Hope Ministry Center at 43 2nd St. NE in Sioux Center from 1:30-3:30p. Materials cost $109 per couple, payable to Center for Financial Education. The class link to register is http://www.fpu.com/1054182.