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February 18, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 18, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister    First Sunday in Lent

Preparation for worship: “Come to the Lord, who is rich in grace; approach our God, who is full of mercy. We will praise God with all our heart and glorify the name of the Most High forever.” WSB, Section J.1.6



*Responsive Call to Worship: (WSB Section J.1.2)

            Pastor:        Let us worship God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ.

            People:       We are new creations; the old has gone, the new has come!

            Pastor:        Let us worship God as Christ’s ambassadors.

            People:       Through us and through our worship may we announce the good

                                news to all.

*Opening Prayer 

*Opening Song: SW#10:1,2 “Shout to the Lord”

*God’s Greeting


Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper (PH p. 976)

Song of Confession: #781:1-3 “My Only Comfort” (LUYH)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Dordt College



*Song of Preparation: #528:1-4 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Mark 14:27-31, 66-72, I Peter 5:8-9

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Resisting Temptation”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #17:1-5 “Our Great Savior” (Celebration Hymnal)


*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #933:1 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing” (LUYH)


   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga


GREETERS TODAY:  Roger & Linda Tiedeman, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Elder Harry & Dee Meendering, Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sheila Van Schepen, Amy Emerick, Jesse Ney, Madison Emerick, Dawson Feenstra; PM Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Maeva Haveman, Emily Fedders, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Eric Haveman Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Dan Poppema, Brad Kats, Kyle Bolkema, Rick De Groot

VALET PARKING FEB.:AM Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw; PM Colin Westra, Dawson Feenstra


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

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed. Fund; 2. Benevolence

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Pete & Nelva P.                                       NEXT WEEK: Waylon & Melissa P.    

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                                 NEXT WEEK: Julie/Tonya

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                            NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Dan Poppema to Justin Van Zee; Eric Rens to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Shirley Rens to Kevin Schutte; Gary Roetman to Lauren Runia; Brian Rozeboom to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)



   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM        Sunday School/Catechism Classes

   6:00 PM         Evening Service

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Norma Kotman


   6:45 PM         GEMS meet at Hope CRC. Please notify your daughter’s counselor or Karinda de Boom ( if she will not be able to attend.

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible


   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 9 of Discover Isaiah

   7:00 PM         YPS – Senior Citizen fun night in the Youth Building. Come for a night of games, fellowship and food!


February 18, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to this first Sunday in Lent. May our faith be strengthened during this time. 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting from now until March 15. Elders and Pastor will greet you after the service today, but not shake your hand. Greeters will be available prior to the service, but also will not shake your hand.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Genesis 3 and “Our World Belongs to God”, Art. 13-17, titled “The Fall”.

PLEASE NOTE: Mission Guild and Men’s Society will not be meeting this week in order for our members to attend the YPS Senior Citizens fun night on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7:00p in the Youth Building. Men’s Society will meet next week Feb. 28th and Mission Guild will meet on March 7th.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH OPPORTUNITY: Our church again has the opportunity to worship with the men at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Friday, March 9. Contact Val Brummel at 712 -441-3008 for the sign-up forms. Forms will be due no later than Sunday, February 18.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith are invited to a preconfession class beginning Sunday morning, April 8, during the Sunday school hour. Call or email Pastor Loren if you plan to attend

NEXT SUNDAY we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Let us use this week to reflect on the Lord’s great love for us and pray that this may bring us to respond in joy and obedience. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Larry Wielenga (541-9036) or Ed Haveman (441-2907).

CARD SHOWER: Esther Rozeboom will be celebrating her 90th birthday on February 27th. Her family is requesting a card shower for her.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Hope CRC will be joining us here at First CRC on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00p for the Annual Day of Prayer Service.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS: The communicant membership of Sally Hoogland was transferred, at her request, to Bethel CRC in Sioux Center. The communicant memberships of Travis & Brittany Van Otterloo and their 2 baptized children, Wyatt & Aubree were transferred, at their request, to the First Reformed Church in Inwood. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.


General Fund:             $36,093.73        Building Fund:      $1,725.00                            Missions:               $4,292.86

HCS Bldg. Project:     $  1,494.00        World Renew:     $4,711.75                            Lao Bin Project:    $3,423.32

Atlas:                          $  1,409.31        Alpha Center:      $1,117.55                            Cadets:                 $1,081.51

                                                            Churches for Middle East Peace:  $1,587.00

THANK YOU to everyone for your cards and words of comfort following the death of our sister-in-law, Marilyn Bruxvoort, on Friday, February 9. Thank you also to Pastor Loren & Norma for their visit and to Elder Tim Kats for his call. It was very much appreciated! –Bennett & Karen Bruxvoort and family



LeRoy Jongetjes was admitted to Avera McKennon Hospital on Monday evening. He was scheduled to have surgery on Friday morning to have his little toe removed. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Bob Soodsma continues to recover from hip replacement surgery. Pray for a complete recovery.

Skyler Bonestroo is recovering well from shoulder surgery and will begin physical therapy on Monday. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Pray for Shar Bonestroo’s mom, Betty den Hoed, who was recently diagnosed with stage III overian cancer. The plan was to start chemo on Friday. Pray for Betty and her family.

Continue to remember Darlene Kroese as she recovers from surgery. Charles and Darlene are in room 28 at Pleasant Acres.

Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, Wilma Altena at the Good Samaritan Society in George, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


Betty Van Schepen was hospitalized earlier this week but responded very well to treatment. The hope is that she will be able to return home soon. Please pray for peace and healing for Betty.

We continue to pray for Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and grand-daughter of Diana and Dave Kooima. Jemma has made great progress and the hope is that she will be released from the hospital very soon. Please pray for continued health and healing.

We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.

We remember our members who reside in care facilities: 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.


      Western Christian FFA would like to invite local farmers and agricultural businesses to a free pancake breakfast on the morning of Thursday, February 22. The pancake breakfasts will be from 7:00-8:30a in the Western Christian cafeteria.

      Western Christian parent teacher conferences and the midyear Society meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22. Conferences will be held from 5:30-7:00p with the society meeting to follow in the cafeteria.

      Hull Christian School will hold their biannual society meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30p in the HCS music room. The proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year will be presented and voted on and the election of three new Board members will take place.


MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be caregiver guilt. Please come with questions and ideas about this topic as well as ideas for future programs. We want to encourage family and friends of people with dementia to attend. If you have any questions or need additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact (712) 324-6467 or (712 ) 324-6470.

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION is hosting a Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning on Sunday, March 4. The class will be held 9 consecutive Sundays (skipping Easter Sunday). Attendees are invited to come to the Bridge of Hope Ministry Center at 43 2nd Street NE in Sioux Center from 1:30-3:30p (use SW entrance). Materials cost $109 per couple, payable to Center for Financial Education. The class link to register is

NOTICE: Join CFE’s annual meeting on Tues., Feb. 20, at 7:00 AM in their Sioux Center office. Anyone involved with CFE: clients, financial partners, volunteers, prayer warriors, board members, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend. Information on our progress, review of the new budget, election of officers, and introduction of staff and the new Executive Director will take place.  Light refreshments served.

DORDT COLLEGE is hosting a simulcast Work as Worship Conference on Feb. 23. With speakers like New York Times Best-Selling Author Patrick Lencioni, this conference champions a biblical and holistic viewpoint of work and faith. Whether you are the CEO or new employee, we all have an enormous opportunity to give people a picture of God by the way we do our work. Plan to attend with a group from your workplace. Go to to register. Cost is $25/person and includes a continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Contact Dianne De Wit at 712-722-6029 for more information. This conference is sponsored by RightNow Media.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Love, INC will be running a spring session of Faith & Finances class beginning in March. We are looking for volunteers to be personal mentors to the participants. If you have a passion for helping others with their finances and understand how managing finances can transform the lives of families then we’d love to have you get involved. You do not need to have any special training or financial background. A one-time information training session on the materials is provided by Love INC. Please call Debbie Van’t Hul at 476-5990.