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February 21, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 21, 2016

     Gale Tien.….Guest Preacher    Second Sunday in Lent    

 

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #428:1-3 “O Worship the King”

WE RECONCILE OURSELVES TO GOD

Responsive Reading of the Law (PH p. 1013)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: # #462:1-5 “Amazing Grace – How Sweet the Sound”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #481:1-3 “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 11:2-5 (pg. 1018) & Matthew 16:13-20 (pg. 1026)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Jesus the Christ”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #479:1-3 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #632 “To God Be the Glory”

*Postlude       

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Duane & Aletha Vande Griend, Deacon Kyle Bolkema

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Joyce Vande Griend & Ella Mae Vande Burgt, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sally Winkel, Mary Leusink, Marcus Te Krony, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Justin Grevengoed; PM Travis Veldman 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 Christian Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Parking Lot; 2. Siouxland Habitat for Humanity

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Don & Mary K.                         NEXT WEEK: Kyle & Cindy LeLoux  

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                                                 NEXT WEEK: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Jeanette Boogerd to Justin Van Zee; Matt Bosma to Kevin Schutte; Loren Bouma to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Arlin Brummel to Lauren Runia; Phil Brummel 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        Christian Ed. Committee

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

 MONDAY

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 10 “The Gentile Connection”

   2:00 PM         Bereans. Lesson 10. Hostess: Joyce Vander Well

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 21, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. 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. 

WE WELCOME Gale Tien as he leads our worship services today. Next Sunday Rev. Klompien will lead our morning worship service and Barry Miedema will lead our evening service.

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.

PASTOR LOREN will be gone through Tuesday, March 1. In case of a special need you may call your Care Group Elder or Pastor Carl Klompien.

LADIES who would like to help at Justice For All on Tuesday, February 23, meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45. If you have any questions, call Carol Vis (439-1366) or Joyce Vande Griend (439-2060).

CHOIR will meet next week Sunday, February 28, at 8:45a in the Youth Building. We will be singing “Sing to the Lord a New Song” during the morning service.

PRAYER MEETING: We will be having a Prayer Meeting on February 28 AFTER the evening service in the Council Room. We will be gathering together to take prayer requests, and pray for our church, the nation and the world. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Wiersma, 439-1950, or ben.wiersma.84@gmail.com.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will be meeting next week Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Youth Building. Lesson 4. Lunch: Donna Van Grouw & Kay Kroese.

CADET DERBY pre-weigh-in on Monday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:00p. Cadets, if you want to check the weight of your car before Wednesday’s race, come to the shop at the Cadet building and we will weigh it on the scale being used for official registration on race night. (This is voluntary, not required.)

 CADET PINEWOOD DERBY on Wed., Feb. 24. Derby car registration is from 5:30-6:15p., judging of appearance begins at 6:30p, non-Cadet race at 6:45p and Cadet races start at 7:00p. Cadets, please plan to stay after the race to help with take down.

CADETS & GEMS are hosting a supper Wed., Feb. 24, from 5:00-7:00p at the Hull Christian School. All are invited to come. A free will donation will be taken to help the Cadets with the purchase of hand tools and a storage cabinet and the GEMS with camp registrations and supporting the Esther School in Africa.

TRANSFER: The communicant memberships of BJ & Laura Franke have been transferred to Crossroads Fellowship Church of West Des Moines, IA. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND will be meeting in our church on Saturday, March 5. Representing our church will be Pastor Kotman, Elder Harlyn Bolkema and Deacon Dan Fedders.

THANK YOU to the congregation for the cards, gifts and food brought in following the birth of our daughter, Rebecca. It was very much appreciated! –Art & Anna Dirksen

A “HUGE” THANK YOU to all those who helped remove the snow piles from the church parking lot. It was very much appreciated!!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Congratulations to Justin & Cindy Te Slaa on the birth of a daughter, Sadie Joy, on Monday, February 15, at the Rock Valley Hospital.

Henry Brinks is in a swing bed program at the Hospital in Rock Valley. Pray for healing.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Walt & Lavonne den Hoed in the passing of their brother-in-law, Nick Ver Steeg, age 78, of Visalia, CA who passed away on Feb. 9th. 

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

Continue to pray for strength and better health for Joyce Kroese.

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 give thanks that Joan Buyert was able to return home this past week. We continue to pray for strength and patience as she continues her recovery.

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

   Who is disciplining your kids? In conjunction with Spiritual Emphasis Week at Western, Axis teams will be speaking to parents at 7:30p on Thursday, Feb. 25, 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.

   Western is looking for a person willing to serve part-time as an assistant cook for the 2016-2017 school year. If interested, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 for more details.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be meeting on Wed., Feb. 24, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley from 9:00-11:30a. Childcare is provided and anyone is welcome to join or attend a meeting at any time! Our topic on the 24th will be Peaceful Parenting. For more info join our Group Facebook page-Rock Valley MOPS.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Feb. 25 at 7:00p at Sanford Senior Care Center in Sheldon. The program will be Hospice. Family and friends of people with dementia are encouraged to attend.

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.

DORDT COLLEGE invites the community to the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at Dordt on Tuesday, March 1. The free concert begins at 7:30p in the Auditorium.

DORDT COLLEGE: On March 3&4, the Global Agriculture Summit will be held at Dordt. Join others in the fields of agriculture, business, community development, and academia for an intensive two-day conference on how Christians, farmers, and non-governmental organizations can work together to restore our world. Find our more about the summit and register at agrisummit.org.

DORDT COLLEGE is looking for housing for 50-60 participants in the Global Agriculture Summit on March 3&4. Hosts will need to  provide housing from Wed., evening, March 2, until Sat. morning, March 5. Please contact Helen Zeutenhorst at Helen.Zeutenhorst@dordt.edu or Pastor John Lee at jrlee12@gmail.com if interested or have questions.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., March 3, at 1:00p at Royal Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker is Pat Haveman and the topic will be on how has your story changed? Updates on members journey with Parkinson’s Disease. Questions, call Glenda 722-8328.

ADULT HEALTH FAIR will be held on Monday, March 7, from 4:00-8:00p at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. The following screenings will be provided for free: Weight and BMI, “Dirty Neck Syndrome”, Mental Health Screening, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Dietician, Vision, Dental and more!

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.