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February 14, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 14, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    First Sunday in Lent

Preparation for Worship: “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” Romans 12:16

WE GATHER IN GOD’S HOUSE

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #375:1,3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

*Opening Prayer

              Pastor:      Jesus, our Lord. Jesus, our Savior. Help us set aside all that cannot bring us peace.

              People:     Help us to turn away from self-concern. Help us to turn toward you in trust. Amen

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE CONFESS BEFORE GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Song of Confession: SW#28 “As the Deer”

Words of Assurance

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: Parking Lot

Offertory

WE ARE RENEWED BY HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #485:1,3,4 “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Philippians 2:1-11 (pg. 1230)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Mind of a Servant”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #291:1-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (on PPT)

Song of Thanksgiving: SW#43:1,3 “Here, I am Lord”

  (offering for Benevolence taken during this hymn)

WE LIVE FOR GOD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #320:1 “Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing”

*Postlude       

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson, Elder Gerald Jansen

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Duane & Aletha Vande Griend, Deacon Kyle Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Lane Driesen, Dalton Westra, Samantha Pollema; PM Nic Van Engen Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Cheryl Kats, Linda Kroeze, Konnor Struik, Colin Westra, Anna Zomermaand; PM Dave Van’t Hul Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Rick De Groot, Kevin Driesen, Mike Grevengoed, Scott Kroese

VALET PARKING:  AM Jerad Kats, Lee Rozeboom; PM Zachary De Jager, Zachary Vant Hul

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Parking Lot. Offering after communion: Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Bud & Lou K.                            NEXT WEEK: Don & Mary Krommendyk

POWER POINT TODAY: AM set: Julie; run: Linda; PM Jon     NEXT WEEK: Noah                                      

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                                  NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Ryan Bolkema to Justin Van Zee; Darren Bonestroo to Kevin Schutte; Dave Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dean Bonestroo to Lauren Runia; Devin Bonestroo to Rev. Jan Van Ee

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

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

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

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Lois Salazar & Arlene Van’t Hul (meet in basement)

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

MONDAY

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 9 “The Gentile Connection”

   7:00 PM         Mission Guild. Lesson 10. Song Service: Betty Pollema; Closing Prayer: Shirley Rens

   7:00 PM         Men’s Society

   7:30 PM         YPS Lesson/Winter Activity. Devotions: DaNae VH & Lee R. Lunch: Marcus TK & Colin W.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 14, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We extend our welcome and Christ’s love to all who gather for worship today. We’re glad you are here! 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: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting until the end of February. We will still have greeters before the service and elders will greet you after the service. 

THIS MORNING we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. (It would normally be celebrated on March 13, but has been moved to today because we will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Good Friday, March 25.) 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.

EASTER CANTATA: Rehearsals for the Community Easter Cantata “It is Finished” will be Sundays at First CRC at 4:00p! ALL voices, High School age and older, are welcome to join us!! The performance will be held on Easter evening at 6:00p at First CRC.

THIS EVENING Pastor Kotman’s message is taken from II Thessalonians 1 titled “God is Just”.

PASTOR LOREN will be gone from Tuesday, February 16 through Tuesday, March 1. He will have a week of vacation and then attend the Ligonier (RC Sproul) Conference in Orlando. In case of a special need you may call your Care Group Elder or Pastor Carl Klompien. Next Sunday Gale Tien will lead our services.

THE CHRISTIAN ED. SOUP SUPPER is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 17, at the HCS. Serving is from 5:00-7:00p. If you are unable to work your scheduled time, you are requested to find your own replacement!

THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thursday, February 18, at 6:00p at the HOMESTEAD in Hull. Casseroles, salads, and desserts will be provided by members. We will be playing Bunko after our meal. Please call Pastor Katie (470-4195) or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) if you have any questions.

THANK YOU to everyone for all the prayers, visits, cards, meals, gifts from our care group and others, expressions of sympathy and encouragement following the passing of our dad and grandfather, Henry Haak. It is a blessing to be part of a caring body of believers, the family of God.--Janice & Kevin Driesen, Dana, Haley, and Lane

OFFERINGS FOR JANUARY:

 General Fund:  $41,372.20                        Building Fund:  $2,295.00                        Mission Fund: $3,305.00

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Henry Brinks fell on Saturday, February 6, was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, had surgery on Monday for a broken wrist, and was scheduled to be transferred to the swing bed program at the Hospital in Rock Valley on Thursday. Pray for healing.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Brent Ter Hark in the passing of his brother, Brad of Dakota City on Thursday, February 4. May God grant his comfort to Brent and Brent’s family.

Continue to pray for Nell Brunsting at Pleasant Acres (Room 14). Pray for continued strength and healing. 

Give thanks that the balloon procedure went well for Joyce Kroese in Rochester. Continue to pray for strength and better health.

Alberta Vander Wilt’s health is declining. She is now under hospice care. Pray that Alberta would be comfortable. Pray for peace and comfort for Marvin and family.

Continue to pray for Gary Roetman as he receives chemo and diabetes treatment.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights, Don Westra in his home; Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We continue to pray for Joan Buyert as she continues her recovery from heart valve replacement surgery at Sioux Center Hospital.

Please keep Joyce Heynen, mother of Julie Kraayenbrink and grandmother of Melissa Boer, in your prayers as she continues her rehabilitation after experiencing a stroke.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Hull Christian School will be holding their bi-annual society meeting on Wed., Feb. 17, at 7:30p in the HCS music room. The agenda will include approving the 2016-2017 budget and electing new board members. The proposed budget and board member nominees are included in the February Knightly News. We are also proposing updates to our By-Laws. Parents will receive them with our weekly e-mail. If other society members are interested in seeing the updates, copies are available at church or by contacting the HCS office at 439-2273.

   Who is disciplining your kids? In conjunction with Spiritual Emphasis Week at Western, Axis teams will be speaking to parents at 7:00p on Wed., Feb. 24, at Western. Axis teams have presented to over 15,000 parents and are comprised of four young adults who offer dynamic, conversational, and media enhanced presentations. They will be leading a discussion on how to move discipleship away from the control of media and back to the church and family. This event is open to all parents no matter what school your children attend.

   Western will be holding their Mid-Year Society meeting on Thursday, February 25, at 8:30p in the cafeteria. This will be immediately after the AXIS Parent Meeting. All parents and friends of Western are invited to attend.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S is celebrating Valentine’s Day with brunch at 9:15 on Wed., Feb. 17 at Whispering Heights Community Center. If you have something RED wear it! The inspirational speaker is Deb Pedrick with the message “Who’s in Control when I’m Out of Control?” Jennie Pluim will be making ice cream in a bag and Pastor Todd Ziedema will provide the music. Brunch is $4.00 and an offering will be received for Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations are necessary. Call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Memory Loss Support Group on Wed., Feb. 17, at 1:00p in the Royale Meadows West Community Room. Roger Kroll a Financial Advisor will talk about financial planning when your loved one needs long-term care and protecting spouse assets. Please RSVP to Ashley Anderson by Feb. 15 at 722-8157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Senior Living Community Focus Group on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:00p at the Sioux Center Public Library. This focus group is based upon the needs and desires of our future residents. We invite you to join us and share your opinion about upcoming senior living projects. To register, please call Sage Project Consultants, LLC at 1-855-648-9951 or info@sageprojectconsultants.com.

DORDT COLLEGE theatre presents Lazzi Moliere, a hilarious and interactive production in the TePaske Theatre in the Sioux Center High School at 7:30p on Feb. 24, 25, 26, and 27, and a 2:00p performance on Feb. 27. Tickets are available at www.dordttickets.com.

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION would like to invite you to their annual meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, at 7:00p at the Sioux Center Public Library. At this time we will discuss the budget for 2016, elect officers, and hear reports on the previous year. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

SIOUX COUNTY DAFFODIL DAYS: Daffodils are the first flower of spring and the bright symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, the daffodil symbolizes the hope we all share for a cure where cancer no longer threatens those we love. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at Personal Touch Designs (439-1807) by March 1. Daffodils will be available to be picked up the week of March 15-18.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE is hosting a Grief Support Group on 5 consecutive Monday afternoons, March 1-29 from 12:30-2:30p in the lower level meeting room of OC Area Health System’s downtown campus. This 5 week support group is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident or suicide. Pre-registration by Friday, Feb. 27, is required as group size is limited. Call 712-737-5279 to pre-register or with questions. There is no charge for this class.

ALPHA CENTER LIBERTY DINNER will be held April 29 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Reception: 6:15p; Dinner/program: 7:00-9:15p. Call 605-351-3500, visit www.alphacenterfriend.com or email info@alphacenter.org for reservations.

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? We are accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a home to be rehabbed in Ireton. Application forms are available at the Ireton City Office or our Rock Valley office. Completed applications are to be returned by March 1 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Frankje at 476-2804.