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December 4, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – December 4, 2022

             Rev. Duane Tinklenberg…. Guest Minister   Second Sunday in Advent  

Preparation for worship: “During this time of Advent, God, show me how to be a messenger of the Messiah’s coming, as John the Baptist was.

WE SEEK THE LORD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #567:1,2 “Here I Am to Worship” (LUYH) (Children come forward during the

                                                                                                        singing of this hymn for a children’s message)

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Lighting of the Advent Candles:

 -Children’s Message: Madison Emerick, Aubri Fedders, Ashlyn Grevengoed

 -Advent Reading & Lighting of Candle: Taryne De Groot, Ainsley Haveman

 -Advent Hymn: #328:1-4 “O Come, O Come Immanuel”

GOD’S PLAN OF RECONCILIATION THROUGH OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Song of Assurance: #335:1-4 “Hark, the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Alpha Center

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #262:1-4 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 22:1-14

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God Will Provide the Lamb, Son”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #379: 1-4 “What Wondrous Love”

Update on Ukrainian family: Larry Wielenga

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #110:1,14 “Behold the Lamb of God” (LUYH) (unannounced)

*Postlude

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)      

*indicates congregation stand - organist: Lavonne Kats

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: LuAnn, Josh, Matt De Wild, Deacon Devin & Kate Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Garrett & Jessica Franken, Elder Darren & Darla Vant Hul

NURSERY TODAY: AM Kenzie Hoekstra, Kaleigh Van Middendorp, Ben Kats, Haley Struik, Makenna Fedders; PM Jake Ney Family   

NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Sophia Kroese, Kaden Struik, Maeva Haveman; PM Randy Winterfeld Family

USHERS FOR DEC.: Seth Oostenink, Brent De Jager, Dan De Wit, Dan Poppema

VALET PARKING FOR DEC.: Dec. 4:  Alex Westra, Ryan Kroese; Dec. 11: Dan Bonestroo, Zach Mouw; Dec. 18: Justin Pollema, Zach Vant Hul; Dec. 25: Ashten Winterfeld, Chandler Pollema

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Dec. 4: Waylon Pollema; Dec. 11: Dan Poppema; Dec. 18: John Emerick; Dec. 25: Kyle Le Loux

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. Alpha Center

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emericks                           NEXT SUNDAY: Konner                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                          NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Heath & Kayla                  NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk & Stephanie

CORRESPONDENCE: Tim Kats to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jim Keizer to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Rick Kiers to Lauren & Connie Runia; Cliff Koele to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Travis Kooima to Raul & Adrianna Herrera (for those wishing to send an. Email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

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 in basement Sunday school room

   6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service

TUESDAY

    6:00 PM            Mission Guild Christmas Party in the Youth Building. Offering taken for Missions.   

WEDNESDAY

   10:00 AM          Coffee Break at Hope CRC

     7:00 PM           YPS Christmas project (remember to bring money along as a donation to the project). Devotions: Chandler & Ethan; Lunch: Makenna, Jesse, Braden, Ashley

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

December 4, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL A warm welcome on this second Sunday of Advent. May the joy of Christ’s coming lift the hearts of all of us as we worship God and share our love with one another. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 welcome Rev. Duane Tinklenberg from Sioux Center as he leads our worship service and Rev. Steve Boersma from Sioux Center who will lead our evening worship service.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE after the morning service. Beginners thru 5th grade meet in the front of church.

MISSION GUILD Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, December 6, at 6:00p in the Youth Building. An offering will be taken for Missions.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING to approve the budget will be held on Monday, December 12, at 7:30p.

NEW ADDRESS: Pastor Loren & Norma’s new address is: 4068 Chessa Lane, Clovis, California 93619.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, December 15, at 12:00 NOON at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The menu is hot ham and cheese sandwiches with chips and dips. Please bring Christmas treats for dessert. We will sing Christmas carols for fellowship time. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions. Please take note of the time change to NOON.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Orv Vant Hul has been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in his lungs. Likely it was spread from a previous melanoma spot he had removed from his foot. He will be having scans done this Friday and next week Monday to determine if the melanoma has spread to other places as well. Please pray that they do not discover more places that the cancer has spread to.

Harlyn Bolkema’s knee replacement surgery went well. Pray for healing and beneficial physical therapy.

In additional to a daily chemo pill, Sharon Soodsma will be taking 16 radiation treatments in Sioux Falls beginning on December 1.

Gaylene Bouma is receiving treatment in the Sioux Falls Hospital for an abscess. Plans are that she will be there over the weekend.

The procedure scheduled for Maddox Kooima is scheduled for December 14. Pray that Carver and Maddox would stay healthy.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Rick Van Hill continues with cancer treatment. Pray for minimal side effects and for a better appetite.

Rog De Groot continues with his cancer treatments. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Lavonne den Hoed is recovering well from the knee replacement surgery. Pray that physical therapy continues to go well and for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; River View Ridge: Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We rejoice with Brennan Kooi as his recovery has gone very well and he prepares to go back to work.

Glenn Hulstein had hip surgery on December 1. Pray for a good recovery.

Donna Obbink, Diana Dykstra’s mother, is recovering well and we are grateful for her recovery.

Rachel Crawford, Carla Hulstein’s sister from Des Moines, is home. We continue to pray that doctors can find effective care for her. We pray for her, for her husband, her sons, and the rest of her family.

Jerry Van Roekel continues to recover at home. We praise God for the progress being made in his recovery.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as she continues with chemo. We rejoice with the good report from the MRI this week.

Remember Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) as she deals with colon cancer. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Pray for those who are struggling with an addiction, emotional hurt, depression, and mental illness.

Pray for our families, our marriages, that God would strengthen them, guide them, and be honored in them.

Pray for those who cannot join us in worship, that they would be comforted and feel close to the congregation.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   WESTERN: We are in need of volunteers (male and female) to help with the Alumni Newsletter. We plan on working Wednesday, December 14, beginning at 6:30p and Thursday, December 15, at 9:00a here at Western. Please contact Mr. Brad Vis – brad.vis@westernchristianhs.com or 605-359-5704 if you are available to help.

   NICSTO UPDATE: This year our goal is to collect $143,594. We are only $3,000 short of that goal. If you or someone you know would like to help out HSC AND receive a 65% direct tax credit for their contribution, please have them contact school as soon as possible.

    HCS will be receiving at least one Ukrainian student in the next few weeks. We would like to hire a paraprofessional to support the student while bridging the potential language barrier, as well as other needs that may arise. This will begin as a full-time position, but may change as the needs change.

  Please consider attending the Western Christian Foundation Luncheon on Wednesday, December 7. This will begin at 12:30p in the Western Christian Event Center. Please RSVP by contacting Brad Vis at 605-359-5704 or brad.vis@westernchristianhs.com.

  HCS: On December 15, the 2nd-5th grade students will be giving a Christmas program in the HCS gym at 7:00. “Jesus Light of the World” will include Christmas music from different parts of the world.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

On Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30p the Dordt University Chorale, Canons of Dordt, Bella Voce, and Concert Choir will present a program of sounds of the season from around the world. Please join us for a delightful evening of music as we celebrate the coming Messiah! The concert will also be available on livestream https://www.dordt.edu/livestream.

Join the Dordt Instrumental Ensembles on Sat., Dec. 10 at 7:30p for the final concert of the semester. The DU Wind Symphony will bring the sounds of jazz with Frank Ticheli’s Blue Shades, featuring a Benny Goodman-type solo performed by freshman clarinetist Courtney Joiner.  The Wind Symphony will also welcome the Canons of Dordt as they feature the male vocal ensemble in Clifton Williams’ The Rampart. In addition, the Chamber Orchestra will perform Mozart’s very recognizable Symphony No. 40, alongside the Campus-Community Band bringing the sounds of the Christmas season to their portion of the performance. We invite all attendees to join us in a Christmas Sing-along to close our concert and to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas season! The concert will also be available on livestream.

On Dec. 16th at 7:30p the 4th Avenue Singers will present a concert in conjunction with the 4th Avenue Band, presenting some selections from How The Grinch Stole Christmas and old favorites such as White Christmas and local composer Amy Linder’s jazzy setting of Deck the Halls. Please join us for a fun evening of music! The concert will also be available on livestream.

JUSTICE FOR ALL is planning a KENTUCKY BUS TOUR, focusing on our 4 major ministry partners: Grace Covenant Ministries, Annville, KY; Helping Hands, Hyden, KY; Appalachia Reach Out Inez, KY; and Appalachian Mission of Hope, Berea, KY. The dates are April 12-18, 2023. Join us, learn and see how God is using beautiful ministries to share HIS love and hope to those who live in very poor communities throughout Kentucky. We’ll be exploring the rich history, culture and stories of the mountain ‘hollers’, coal, and horses! And God’s amazing creation will also be on display! If you are interested or want more information, please contact Pat Vander Pol at JFA (patvp@jfa-nwiowa.org – 712-476-2804).

ATTENTION: JFA is having a meeting with information about Service & Learning Trips at the Justice for All ministry center on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 6:30p. Address for the ministry center is 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley. There will be light refreshments available. With questions, please contact Nick at JFA 476-2804. Consider going on a trip this year to work alongside others in a different community.