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February 12, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 12, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: As we worship now, may we be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus as Lord, strengthened in faith, and overflowing with thankfulness.

PRAISE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: SW#26 “Be Exalted, O God”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #438:1,2,3,5 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

PSALMS, PRAYERS, PENITENCE, AND PARDON

Reading of Psalm 128

Prayer

Assurance of God’s Pardon

God’s Will for Our Lives

Hymn of Dedication: #545:1-3 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

Congregational Prayer

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

*Song of Preparation: #586:1-3 “In Our Households, Heavenly Father”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 5:22-33

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Word to Husbands”

Prayer of Application

OUR PROFESSION OF FAITH AND PROMISE TO LIVE FOR GOD

*Hymn of Response: #316:1-5 “When Love Is Found” (LUYH)

*Offering: Christian Education Fund

*Offertory

*Prayer of Thanks and Service: in unison “In gratitude for all your gifts, we offer you ourselves, and

all that we have, in union with Christ’s offering for us. By your Holy Spirit, make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior. AMEN

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #582:1 “Praised Be the Father”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Rob & Donna Fedders, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

NURSERY TODAY: AM Brittany Van Otterloo, Amy Emerick, Ethan Ney, Mitchell Winterfeld, Erika Feenstra; PM Waylon Pollema Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Chandler Pollema, Dana Driesen, Samantha Pollema; PM Dan Poppema Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Don Krommendyk, Justin Pollema, Ross Te Slaa, Jonathon De Wild

VALET PARKING FOR FEB: AM Jerad K. & Colin W. PM Chris B. & Marcus TK

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Lynn & Linda A. NEXT SUNDAY: Sean & Steph Baccam

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Joyce Vander Well to Kevin Schutte; Nic Van Engen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lee Van Grouw to Lauren Runia; Clark Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Arlene Van Schepen 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 Christian Ed. Committee

5:00 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study (Women)

7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study

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 Nehemiah

2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 10. Hostess: Betty Bolkema

7:00 PM YPS. Justice for All. Lunch: Aimee Vanden Bosch & Amanda Wiersma

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 12, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The arms of our loving God are open wide to receive you, for this time of worship and forever. Welcome! 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 greetings until the end of February. 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 EVENING Pastor’s Loren’s message is from Revelation 5 titled “The Universal Church”.

COLLEGE/CAREER BIBLE STUDY will be meeting this evening, February 12, at 7:15p in the Youth Building.

LADIES who would like to volunteer at Justice for All on Tuesday, Feb. 14, should meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

CHOIR REHEARSAL will begin again next Sunday morning.

PRAISE TEAM: If you would like to be part of a praise team, please call Susan De Yager at 540-7298.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are willing to take anyone who needs a ride to their doctor’s appointment. Call your Care Group Elder or Karen (439-1626) if you would like to use this available service.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. Cold cut sandwiches and salad will be served for supper. Jennie Pluim will demonstrate how to make olie bollen and we will enjoy the finished product for dessert. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutsch at (605) 742-4469 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with any questions.

THE HULL CHAMBER welcomes The Blessed & Unbreakable Tour, featuring SELAH & speaker Missy Robertson to Hull on Sat., Feb. 18, at 7:00 at the Western Event Center. Purchase your tickets for RESERVED SEATING at http://www.itickets.com/events/371249.html. Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513.

ALL ARE INVITED to come support the GEMS and Cadet clubs on February 22 for a delicious meal and exciting pinewood derby race. Something new this year – the GEMS will have their first pinewood derby race! Supper will begin at 5:30p with the race to follow at 7:00p.

THANK YOU to Pastor Kotman for his visit and calls and thanks to the congregation for cards, prayers and concerns. –John Bolkema

DAFFODILS are the first flower of spring and the bright symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, the daffodil symbolize the hope we all share for a cure where cancer no longer threatens those we love. Daffodil Days has empowered people to make a difference in the fight against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. Cancer has touched us all in some way. Together, we are fighting cancer on all fronts. Together, we make a difference. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at Personal Touch Designs at 439-1807 by March 1. They may be picked up March 14-16. Thank you for helping to save lives and create a world with more birthdays!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Jay & Donna De Wit in the passing of his mother, Irene De Wit, of Rock Valley on Monday, February 6. Funeral services were held on Friday.

Ÿ Larry Kroese had successful hip replacement surgery on Tuesday at Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and was able to return home on Wednesday. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Continue to pray for Eldon De Wild as all the paperwork has been completed and sent off. They are waiting for a reply on being accepted for the transplant. We also want to say “thank you” for all the prayers and words of encouragement as we wait on being accepted. It is great to belong to such a caring church.

Ÿ Joni Hash, daughter of Sandy Starkenburg and granddaughter of Joyce Vande Griend, was released from Avera Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 4, after having been admitted with severe stomach pains and an infection. Pray for good results from a biopsy of the kidney that was done on February 3.

Ÿ Gert Zevenbergen continues under the care of hospice at Pleasant Acres. Pray that Gert will be comfortable.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: 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, Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We express our sympathy to those who mourn the passing of loved ones this week. We pray for Jean and Dennis Calkhoven, Sarah and Brian Fykstra, and family as they remember their mother and grandmother, Irene De Wit, 93, of Rock Valley. She passed away on Monday, Feb. 6. Her funeral was this past Friday. We also express our sympathy to Steve and Laura Heitritter, Grace Dykstra, and family of Eldoris Dykstra, 80, who passed away last week Sunday morning. Her funeral was this past Wednesday in George, IA. May God comfort those who mourn and encourage them in resurrection hope.

Ÿ We pray for Mary Lund as she continues her recover from knee replacement surgery.

Ÿ We pray for continued healing and strength for Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Merideth Van Otterloo

Ÿ Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, is scheduled for surgery for colon cancer on February 21. We pray for God’s healing through this process.

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 Christian is seeking part-time custodial help. If interested, please contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com

Western midyear Society meeting and parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, February 23. Parent teacher conferences will begin at 5:00p and the midyear Society meeting will be at 7:00p in the cafeteria.

HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional starting Feb. 27. The position will require working with a variety of students and assisting teachers in the classroom. The starting hours will begin at six hours a day, but will be reduced as the school year progresses. The position has potential for future employment during the 17-18 school year. Staff applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Preschool on Tuesday, March 14, from 6:30-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will be making a presentation at 7:00p regarding the daily activities of preschool. You can pre-register using the form found on our webpage (hullchristian.com) under the heading Forms and Documents. This pre-registration form will be posted on March 1 at 9:00a. Please submit this form through e-mail (teekhoff@hullchristian.com), mail or by dropping it off at the school office. If you have a strong preference for morning or afternoon, be sure to pre-register early as classes fill according to the order the registrations are received. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 439-2273.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALPHA CENTER PURITY BALL for Fathers and Daughters, ages 12-18, will be held on Sat., Feb. 11, at 7:00p at CJ Callaway’s. The evening will include a speaker, dessert and a dance! Call (605) 335-3643.

THE 11TH ANNUAL Prairie Grass Film Challenge films will be screened across the Dordt College campus starting at 5:45p on Friday, Feb. 17. The award ceremony and presentation of the top films will begin at 8:00p in the Auditorium. This is a free event that is open to the public.

DORDT: More than 30 countries will be represented at Dordt on Sat., Feb. 18. Students will have the opportunity to share food, fashion, and activities showcasing their home cultures at the annual Cultural Fair. Hosted by the Dordt Students Without Borders cross-cultural club, the fair begins at 5:00p in the De Yager Student Activity Center. The fashion show begins at 7:00p. The event is free and open to the public.

ORANGE CITY Home Health & Hospice will be offering a Grief Support Group 5 consecutive Wednesdays, Feb. 22-March 22, from 12:30-2:30 in the lower level meeting room #4 of the Downtown Campus of OC Area Health System. The group is designed for those grieving the recent death of a spouse, parent, sibling, child, friend or family member. No cost to attend; donations accepted. Pre-registration by Feb. 20th (712-737-5279).

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT “A Night With The Okee Dokee Brothers” on Feb. 25, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. NISO’s Celebrity Conductor Contest will be held in conjunction with the concert. Advance tickets are available at True Vine and Jubon Juweelen and also at the door the night of the concert. Questions, call 722-6230.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Do you want to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you? Regardless of the size of your estate, your age or stage in life, Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will show you how. As a member of our congregation, a confidential Estate Planning consultation is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our areas from February 27-March 1. Call Deb Harder at Barnabas toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com to schedule a conversation with Jim.