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February 19, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 19, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in

the LORD: let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. Ps. 34:1-3

GOD JOINS US IN WORSHIP

Prelude: “O Give Us Homes Built Firm Upon the Savior” & “O Perfect Love”

*Responsive Call to Worship:

Pastor: Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.

People: The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.

Pastor: We desire to live in God’s house and to seek God in his holy temple.

People: We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make music to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.

People: Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.

*Silence to Center our Hearts on God

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Songs: SW#23 “Awesome God” & #453:1,2 “Let All Things Now Living”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

GOD MEETS OUR NEEDS

Hymn: #513:1-3 “Christian Hearts in Love United”

God’s Will for our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (on PPT)

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: #682:1-3 “Before the Throne of God Above” (LUYH)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Building Fund

Offertory: “When Love Is Found”

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #762:1,2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Ephesians 5:21-33

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

Prayer of Application

GOD SENDS US OUT INTO THE WORLD

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

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #454:3 “Now Thank We All Our God”

*Postlude: “Praised Be the Father”

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: LeRoy & Eleanor Feenstra, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Sawyer Rozeboom, Jacob Emerick, Justin Grevengoed; PM Seth Oostenink 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 Building Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Livingstone Prison Church; 2. PLIA (Putting Love Into Action –Dordt)

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Michelle Z. NEXT SUNDAY: .Cody & Kathy B.

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Jo Van Surksum to Kevin Schutte; Darren Van’t Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Van’t Hul to Lauren Runia; Orville Van’t Hul to Justin Van Zee; Daryl Van Wyhe 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 Choir Rehearsal

10:45 AM Adult Sunday School

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Dave & Kay Kroese

MONDAY

6:30-7:15p Pre-weigh in at the clubhouse for Cadets & GEMS who would like to weigh their cars. This is not mandatory, but recommended if you do not have access to a scale

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6; Discover Nehemiah

5:30 PM Derby night! Supper from 5:30-7:00p; car weigh-in 5:30-6:30; appearance judging 6:30-6:45p with race to follow

7:00 PM YPS meet at Hope CRC for Praise & Worship and hear speaker Micah Applegate share his story. Lunch: Alyssa Fedders & Rachel Kats (bring in disposable container)

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 10. Opening Prayer: Betty P.; Closing Prayer: Arlene VS

THURSDAY

7:00 PM Men’s Society (note change of date due to the Pinewood Derby on Wednesday)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 19, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Grace and peace be with you all as we come before God. 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 MORNING we welcome Andrew & Kenzie Hoekstra to our church family. Andrew comes to us from First CRC in Sheldon and Kenzie from Inwood CRC. Welcome and God bless you!

CHOIR REHEARSAL will begin this morning. If you enjoy singing, we would love to have you come to our rehearsal in front of church this morning.

THIS EVENING Pastor’s Loren’s message is from Hebrews 10:19-25 & Belgic Confession Q&A 28 titled “The Obligations of Church Members”.

GUATEMALA MISSION PROJECT UPDATE: Reminder to please turn in your volunteer forms TODAY, Feb. 19. If you were not able to attend the interest meeting and would like to join the team, please contact Val Brummel at 712-439-2260 or val.brummel@gmail.com.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING the Dordt Praise Team will be leading our worship service.

OFFERING: The second offering next Sunday is for PLIA (Putting Love Into Action) a student run club at Dordt College. The purpose of the club is to organize a student led spring break mission trip of 8 to 10 students to different parts of America and Canada. The goal of PLIA is to share Christ’s love with people in diverse communities; to challenge participants to adopt a more service-oriented lifestyle; and to assist and encourage the growth of ministry centers with which they work.

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

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

HAVE YOU BEEN HEARD? As a Christian Reformed Church denomination, we are on a journey of God’s work together. As with any journey, it is essential that as we travel we listen to each other and map our progress. With this in mind, our congregation is participating in the 2017 CRC denominational survey. It is crucial that as many people as possible from our congregation participate. Please visit crcna.org/survey and answer the survey questions to the best of your ability by March 31. If you have any questions, or if you need assistance accessing the online survey, please let the church office know.

MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING 02-13-17:

Classis Heartland will be meeting on March 4 at Calvary CRC in Orange City. Those attending from our

church will be Pastor Loren Kotman, Elder Dave Kroese and Deacon Terry Jansma.

The communicant membership of Amber (Brummel) Reid has been transferred, at her request, to Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, SD.

Dennis Vande Griend has completed his term on the Christian Ed. Core Committee. Jay De Wit will replace him.

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 make a difference in the fight against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. To order daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at 439-1807 by March 1. Pick them up March 14-16.

THANK YOU for the cards and expressions of sympathy in the passing of my mother, Irene De Wit. Thank you to our Care Group for the plant. It was all very much appreciated! –Jay & Donna De Wit

JFA thanks the congregation for the support and generosity shown to them. It is appreciated!

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR JAN.:

General Fund: $42,477.00 Building Fund: $1,985.00 Mission Fund: $935.00

INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE SERVICE PROJECT: South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks has granted CCC the privilege of hosting this summer’s International Camporee in an ideal, beautiful, remote setting of the Black Hills. During Camporee, the cadets will be assisting GFP with clearing unwanted trees in an area surrounding the camp. This is a unique opportunity to show our generosity as Christians using our “strength in numbers” to save GFP many years of forest maintenance while helping CCC maintain healthy public relations that will benefit us for years to come. Staff volunteers are needed to operate chainsaws for 3-4 days during the Camporee. Volunteers are also needed during the days before/after Camporee with setup & breakdown of camp infrastructure. This is a chance to break away from routine, and enjoy God’s creation while spending quality time with others in His service. For further details or to sign up contact Nic Van Engen at 470-4865 or email nicvanengen@gmail.com. CHAIN SAWS NEEDED: Have a chain saw that doesn’t get enough use? Runs great, or won’t start when you need it? Cadets are in need of chain saws to borrow for about 2 weeks during Camporee this summer. Please consider this opportunity to put your saw to work for a good cause. After use, it will be returned with a full tune-up and new bar & chain as needed. Contact Nic Van Engen (470-4865).

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that Larry Kroese is making progress after hip replacement surgery. He is thankful for the prayers and cards.

Eldon De Wild was admitted to Sanford Medical Center late Tuesday night with difficulty in breathing. Tests show that he has a dull form of RSV. Pray for healing. Also continue to pray for transplant acceptance.

Joni Hash has been diagnosed with minimal change disease. Give thanks that it is treatable.

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

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:

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.

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

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 is seeking part-time custodial help. Contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013.

Western midyear Society meeting and parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thurs., Feb. 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.

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.

HCS is accepting applications for a part-time 3rd grade teacher. Applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or email rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. No cost to attend; donations accepted. Pre-registration by Feb. 20th (712-737-5279).

WOMEN’S BRUNCH will be held at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley at 9:15a on Wed., Feb. 22. Brunch is $4.00. Reservations are necessary. Call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583.

THE NW IA 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.

DORDT THEATRE ARTS present Silent Sky, the story of Henrietta Leavitt and the women of the Harvard Observatory. Performances are Feb. 22,23,24,25 at 7:30p and Feb. 25 at 2:00p at the TePaske Theatre at the Sioux Center High School. Tickets on sale at the Box Office an hour before the shows starts.

DORDT MUSIC DEPT invites you to an Instrumental Ensembles Concert on Feb. 28 and a Choral Ensembles Concert on March 1. Both concerts begin at 7:30p in the Auditorium and are free and open to the community.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the Annual Benefit Banquet on Monday, April 10, at 6:30p at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Door open at 6:00p. Save your spot by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we listen to Gale Van Engen and Arlyn Boon perform and hear how the hope of Jesus Christ is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will be meeting with Christian families in our areas from Feb. 27-March 1. Jim will be happy to provide clear and easy-to-understand Estate Planning information regardless of the size of your Estate, your age or stage in life. Call Deb Harder toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com to schedule a meeting with Jim.