February 17, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – February 17, 2019
Rev. Loren Kotman….Minister
Preparation for Worship: “Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Ps. 96:2-3 NIV).
GOD GATHERS US INTO HIS PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #8:1,4,5 “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”
*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other
GOD SETS US APART THROUGH HIS GRACE
Baptism of Raelyn Beth Koedam and Abigail Rose Kiers
Baptism Hymns: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH) & #571:1-3 “Jesus Love Me, This I Know”
God’s Will for Our Lives
Offering: Alpha Center
GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD
*Hymn of Preparation: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Romans 5 & Lord’s Day 3
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Humanity’s Awful Predicament; Humanity’s Only Hope”
Prayer of Application
GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL
*Song of Response: #267:1,2,4 “And Can It Be”
*Doxology: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman
NURSERY TODAY: AM Becca Te Slaa, Sara Grevengoed, Makenna Fedders, Bryson Sandbulte, Mitchell Fedders; PM Ryan Bolkema Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Talan De Yager, Lane Driesen, Haley Driesen; PM Eric Zomermaand Family
USHERS FOR FEB: Grant Vanden Bosch, Travis Kooima, Brent De Jager, Andrew Hoekstra
VALET PARKING FOR FEB.: Feb. 17: Sam Scholten & Ben Vant Hul; Feb. 24: Curtis Van Grouw & Ross Te Slaa
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Alpha Center
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Cory & Sherry NEXT SUNDAY: Dan & Kathy
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Matt Schultz to Justin Van Zee; Tom Sheffield to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Snieder to Michael Ribbons; Pete Soodsma to Kevin Schutte; Jay Stellinga to Lauren Runia; Kirk Struik 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 Adult Sunday School
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship – Session 4 “When Your Heart Cries Out”. Lunch: Larry & MaryLou
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC
2:00 PM Bereans. Lunch: Teresa De Wit
6:30 PM YPS. Christmas Party Reschedule. Bowling & Supper.
7:00 PM Men’s Society. Lesson 9. Final meeting of the season.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
February 17, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we welcome you to worship, that together we may be wrapped in God’s Word, love and grace. 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.
BAPTISM: This morning Raelyn Beth Koedam, infant daughter of Jacob and Abby, and Abigail Rose Kiers, infant daughter of Cody & Shelby, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 15:1-35 titled “Handling Church Conflict”.
MEN’S SOCIETY: Due to scheduling conflicts, Men’s Society has been moved up one week to February 20th. We will do Lesson 9. This will be our final meeting for the season.
YOU ARE INVITED: CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH, a CRC church located inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, has invited Hull 1st CRC to worship with them at 6:00p on Friday, March 15. Contact Val Brummel at or 712-441-3008 for the DOC visitor forms. Final date to sign up is Sunday, February 24.
SIOUX COUNTY YOUTH WORSHIP NIGHT for junior high-high school students will be held on Wed., Feb. 20, from 6-8:00p. The event is FREE of charge. Pizza served in the Campus Center along with games and a time to get to know students from other churches from 6:00-6:40; 6:45-8:00 will be a time of games, worship, and teaching in the BJ Haan Auditorium. RSVP at .
THE SHARE GROUP for widows & widowers will meet on Thurs., Feb. 21, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. Melissa Beyer will cater. You are asked to bring $10 to help offset the cost of the lunch. Following our meal, Carolyn Goold of the Hull Historical Society will update us on the projects and goals of their organization. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) by Feb. 18th to RSVP. Contact Deanna or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with any questions.
UPDATE FROM THE CHRISTIAN ED. COMMITTEE: to date we have received $189,000 which is just past halfway towards our commitment of $375,000. We are thankful for everyone’s support thus far this year. We have 5 months remaining to make our goal. With everyone’s help we can do it! Please check out the flyer in your church mailbox regarding our summer mowing project.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION MINI-WORKSHOP: Research points to parents as the most significant religious influence in the faith lives of kids. What are we doing as churches to support faith formation in the home and what resources are out there for parents to help them find their own rhythm of talking about faith with their kids? Join us as we explore ways for church to support parents and parents to support their kids in growing faith at home. This workshop will be held Sat., Feb. 23, from 9:30-11:00a in the Sioux Center Christian School - Orchestra Room (entrance is on the north side of the building). There is no charge for the workshop but you must RSVP by Feb. 20th. The link is: . This will help us in preparing materials for the participants. Questions? Contact Jill Friend at (712) 722-0824.
SAVE THE DATE: Wed., Feb. 27, GEMS and Cadets will be holding their annual Supper and Pinewood Derby Race at HCS. Supper will be served from 5:30-7:00p with the races starting at 7:00p.
ELDER/DEACON REGIONAL TRAINING EVENT will be held on Wed., Feb. 27, from 7-9p at the Dordt Ag Stewardship Center on Highway 75. Current elders and deacons, past elders and deacons, future elders and deacons and anyone who is interested in learning more are invited to this leadership training event. We are planning to have a main session with all of the elders and deacons focusing on the principles of “Adoptive & Operational Leadership”. There will also be two 50-minute breakout sessions. One will be about practical diaconal work lead by Andy Ryskamp, the director of the Diaconal Ministry Initiative of the CRCNA. The second session will be regarding the work of an elder lead by Pastor Dave Den Haan from CRCNA Pastor Church Resources. Those who attend the event will be able to choose one breakout session. If you have any questions, please contact the Siouxland Deaconal Conference by email at or by phone at 712-441-1686.
EASTER CANTATA: “It Is Finished”. We are excited to once again be organizing this wonderful worship event for our Hull Community – Easter Sunday evening, April 21. Voices from Junior High & older are encouraged to be a part of this fantastic community choir!! Rehearsals will start Sunday, March 3, from 3:00-4:00p at Hope CRC. Contact Shelly Van Otterloo with questions (470-4937). Please consider raising your voice as we celebrate our Risen Savior this Easter!!
OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JAN.:
General Fund: $39,714.00 Building Fund: $10,9880.00 Mission Fund: $ 1,355.00
Benevolent: 90.00 Bethany: 976.00 Cadets: 987.48
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- We extend our Christian sympathy to Lee & Donna Van Grouw and Curt in the passing of Lee’s stepfather, Rev. Andrew Bandstra of Grand Rapids.
- The CT scan that Gary Roetman had in Omaha on Monday, February 11, showed a nodule. Lab tests showed the liver numbers were elevated. The plan is to stop treatment for chemo and begin doing Immune Therapy on Monday to build his immune system. Pray for better health.
- Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Give thanks that the numbers for his multiple myeloma have gone down. Pray that continues.
- Russ Vander Schaaf will be hospitalized at the VA Hospital for another 4-5 weeks for the infection he has. Pray for better health.
- Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Give thanks that a recent PET SCAN showed the cancer treatment is being effective.
- Heath Stoker is recovering from Influenza A, but was able to return to work on Wednesday. Please continue to pray for good health and building of his immune system.
- Lisa Wiersma finished her last cancer treatment last Friday. The plan is to remove the port this coming Friday. Pray that the procedure goes well.
- Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Sydney Stiemsma had hip surgery this past Wednesday to repair a torn labrum. The surgery went well and she continues her recovery at home. We pray for healing and a quick recovery.
- Joan Buyert continues her recovery at Royale Meadows in Sioux Center. Please pray for her strength, wisdom and encouragement.
- Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Please pray for his health, safety and encouragement.
- We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.
HCS is accepting applications for a middle school teacher. This individual will be responsible for teaching mostly language arts classes. The position can be either part-time or full-time. Applications can be found on our webpage () or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at (712) 439-2273 or e-mail with any questions.
Little Blessings Pre-School Registration: HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Pre-School the evening of Feb. 21, from 6:30-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will be making a presentation at 7:00 regarding the daily activities of pre-school. You can pre-register using the form found on our webpage () under the heading Forms and Documents. This pre-registration form will be posted on February 20 at 6:00p. Please submit your pre-registration form through e-mail (), mail or by dropping it off at the school office. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Western Christian High School invites you to attend Western’s semi-annual society meeting on Thursday, February 21, at 7:00p in the cafeteria at Western. All parents and friends of Western are encouraged to attend.
Western Christian FFA members invite the Western Christian community to come and enjoy pancakes, bacon, and eggs at their Appreciation Breakfast on Wed., Feb. 20, from 7:30-8:30a in the cafeteria at Western. Let the FFA Club show their appreciation to you for all your support.
INSPIRATION HILLS: “Wild at Heart Men’s Boot Camp” is March 7-10. Written on every man’s heart is a yearning for adventure, battle, and beauty. A man needs a deeper understanding of why these longings govern him – and why God made him just like that. Visit our website for more information and to register!
WORK AS WORSHIP: Please join us for this Simulcast on Friday, Feb. 22, from 7:30a-2:30p at the Dordt Ag Stewardship Center at 3648 US 75 Avenue, Sioux Center. Cost: $30 which includes continental breakfast (served 7-7:30a) morning snack, and lunch. Register by Feb. 18th: httsp://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/325. Speakers include: Francis Chan, Jon Acuff, Steve Green; Helen Mitchell, Chris Patton and others. Learn more at: WORKASWORSHIPREATREAT.ORG.
SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a future home in Orange City. Application forms are available at the Orange City City Office, Orange City Library and online at . Completed applications are due by March 4. Questions, contact Kurt Franje, 712-476-2804.