February 16, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Feb. 16, 2020
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister
Preparation for Worship: “Almighty God, we pray for your blessing on the church in this place. Here may the faithful find salvation, and the careless be awakened. Here may the doubting find faith, and the anxious be encouraged. Here may the tempted find help, and the sorrowful find comfort. Here may the weary find rest, and the strong be renewed. Here may the aged find consolation and the young be inspired; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” (WSB p. 46 #3)
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #253:1-4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
God’s Will for our Lives
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Hymn of Assurance: #628 “Give Us Clean Hands” – sing twice (LUYH)
Offering: Talking Bibles
GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD
*Song of Preparation: #280:1-3 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:27-30 & Lord’s Day 41
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Overcoming Pornography”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD
*Song of Response: #291:1-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
*Parting Song: #946:1-3 “Go My Children, with My Blessing” (LUYH)
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
organist: MaryLou Wielenga
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Grant & Julia Vanden Bosch, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink
NURSERY TODAY: AM Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Abby Fedders, Traylie Vander Schaaf, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Cory De Wit Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Julie Leusink, Jesse Ney, Blaike Bonestroo, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Mike Grevengoed Family
USHERS FOR FEB: Rod Te Krony, Tyler Van’t Hul, Bryce Veldman, Dean Bonestroo
VALET PARKING FOR FEB: Feb. 16: Alex Westra, Sam Scholten; Feb. 23: Zach 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 Talking Bibles
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison Ministries
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Aletha S. NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk & Stephanie Struik
POWER POINT TODAY: Konner NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Rog Tiedeman to Justin Van Zee; Ella Mae Vande Burgt to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Vande Griend to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Dennis Vande Griend to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Aletha Vande Griend to Lauren & Connie Runia; Joyce Vande Griend to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
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
5:00 PM Building Committee Meeting (meet in the youth building)
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Chapter 3: “Boasting in the Cross”. Lunch: Don & Mary
9:50 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 7. Opening Prayer: Arlene VH; Closing Prayer; Peg V.
7:00 PM Men’s Society
7:15 PM Service at Pleasant Acres. Care Group 1 is asked to attend.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
February 16, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans.1:7, ESV). 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 greeting until the middle of March. 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 Loren’s message is from Acts 21:1-36 titled “Do Hard Things!”.
PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation from Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Tuesday, Feb. 25. If you have a special need you may contact your care group elder or Rev. Klompien.
DAD TIRED CONFERENCE will be Sat., Feb. 29, 8:30a-3:30p at Maurice Reformed Church. Cost is $25, includes breakfast and lunch and a copy of the devotional Stop Behaving. Learn about healthy marriage practices, how to speak the gospel to your children, spiritual leadership principles, and how to develop Christ centered family traditions. Pre-registration helpful. More details and schedule at mauricereformed.org/dad-tired-conference.
THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thurs., Feb. 20, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy a baked potato bar and lettuce salad for lunch and ice cream bars for dessert. If you have not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will play Bible trivia. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469 with any questions.
PLEASANT ACRES: Our church is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Thursday, February 20th. The service starts at 7:15p. Care Group #1 is asked to attend.
TRI-STATE TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for a weekend at Carmel Reformed in Rock Valley. TEC is an interdenominational three-day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is March 6-8. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.org/sign-up or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JAN.:
General Fund: $35,050.10 Building Fund: $1,326.00 Benevolent Fund: $ 866.00
Mission Fund: 3,336.00 Alpha Center: 879.46 Cadets: 640.00
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Sally De Groot was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday, February 7, with a broken leg and pneumonia. Pray that she would be comfortable.
Continue to remember Joyce Kroese as she recovers from pneumonia. Pray for healing, energy and for better health.
Give thanks that Jarvis De Wild is making progress with the swallowing issues. He had his 9th chemo treatment on Monday and is thankful that he has only 3 more to go. Pray for continued progress and for complete healing.
Continue to remember Lois Salazar as she heals from the surgery. She will go for labs and a consultation on Wednesday with the hope of beginning chemo on Friday. Visitors are welcome.
The Botox treatment that Sandy Starkenburg received recently was not effective. Sandy was scheduled for another swallowing test on Friday the 14th. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and a next step that would be helpful to Sandy.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS
Please keep Terry de Boom, father of Scott de Boom in your prayers. Terry was recently diagnosed with kidney disease and continues to undergo testing. We pray for peace for Terry and family during this time, for clarity about treatment, and for healing.
We pray for those who are unable to join us for worship from week to week due to age, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEME NTS
Please join Western’s Board of Directors for a bi-annual Society Meeting on Wed., Feb. 19, at 7:00p. We will meet in the Event Center. At the meeting, I will share a State of School Report that includes visioning for our future. Western’s Finance Committee will propose a budget for 2020-2021 that will be voted on by our society. Mr. Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education at Dordt University, will join us to share information about upcoming opportunities to provide Western students excellent, affordable, and Christ-centered options for higher education starting early in high school -- there is no doubt that online learning will continue to have great implications on the future of all learners, Freshman through Seniors (and beyond).
Save the date: March 30 for a Hull Christian School Community Impact Night at the Pizza Ranch.
Little Blessings Preschool Meet and Greet, Learn and Explore: We would love for you to come and check out what Little Blessings Preschool has to offer on Monday, February 24, 4:00-7:30p at the Hull Public Library. Bring your future preschooler along; there will be activities for them to do too!!
AREOPAGUS CAMPUS MINISTRY: Join us for an evening of desserts and coffee, and hear about the work God is doing on the Iowa State University campus through Areopagus Campus Ministry. Tyler Helfers (Ministry Director) will share stories and present the vision for the coming year, as well as provide an opportunity for you to partner in the ongoing work of Areopagus on campus on Friday, February 21, at 7:00p at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center. RSVP at www.isu-areopagus.org/rsvp or by contacting Tyler Helfers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATLAS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: We are excited to celebrate our 20-year anniversary together! If you are able to join us for the event, or would like to host a table of 8 and invite others so sit with you at New Life Reformed Church on Thurs., Feb. 27, at 6:00p please email email@example.com or call 722-4900.
DORDT Music Department will present a 4th Avenue Jazz concert on Fri., Feb. 28, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. Featured on the concert will be the 4th Avenue Singers & 4th Avenue Band. Come for a night of big band standards, pop covers, & the famous Linus and Lucy tune from Charlie Brown. The concert is free and open to the public.
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. Cancer has touched us all in some ways. We are fighting cancer on all fronts. Together, we can make a difference. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at Personal Touch Design (439-1807) by March 2. They will be available to pick up the week of March 10-13. Thank you for helping to save lives.
SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for homeownership program for a future home in Rock Valley. Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Application forms are available at the Habitat for Humanity office (1334 Valley Dr., Rock Valley), Rock Valley City Office, and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/. Completed applications are due by March 16. Questions contact Kurt Franje (476-2804) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFA: Come out for a “Tonight Show” themed event with the JFA Foundation. Entertainment with the familiarity to the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman (hosted by neither individual mentioned). Hear about JFA, its Foundation, as well as have some laughs (hopefully) with an up and coming 20 under 40 recipient in 2019 on Thursday, March 26, at the Parkview Events Center. Social time is 5:15p, dinner at 6:00p. To reserve a spot contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or email@example.com.
JFA UTAH BUS TOUR: If you are interested in seeing how partner ministries are showing HIS love and grace to people in FLDS communities in Utah this spring join JFA for a bus tour on April 21-28. Cost of double occupancy is $950 per person, single is $1,260. Includes 7 nights lodging, 18 meals, and admission to two national parks. Deadline is March 1. Contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will be offering grief classes 5 consecutive Tuesday afternoons, March 3-31 from 1-2:30 in Meeting Room #4 in the lower level of the Downtown Campus. Register by Friday, Feb. 28, by calling 712-737-5279. There is no charge to attend.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 6. Please join us at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley at 6:30p. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Cornerstone Quartet from Leota, MN and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary! More information later.
GUIDING STAR Orange City’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30p at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. Melissa Ohden is the keynote speaker and a meal will be served. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 at St. Luke’s hospital in Sioux City. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately 7 months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. Join us in our Movement to Light the Way for a Culture of Life in Northwest Iowa! Sponsor tables are on sale now until supplies last! General seating is $25 upon availability March 16. Visit www.guidingstarorangecityorg/gala to learn more.