February 2, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – February 2, 2020
Rev. Loren Kotman….Minister YOUTH SUNDAY
Preparation for Worship: The psalmist declared to God, “For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people” (Ps. 52:9). We, too, gather to praise the Lord. Welcome!
WE COME TO WORSHIP
*Call to Worship: Treyton Sandbulte
*Opening Prayer: Emily Fedders
*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other
*Opening Song: #559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons” (LUYH)
WE SEEK THE LORD
Reading of the Law: Cory Ney, Logan Baccam, Mitchell Fedders, Dalton Westra
Prayer of Confession: Aimee Vanden Bosch
Song of Confession: #693:1-5 “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (LUYH)
Assurance of Pardon: Amanda Wiersma
Congregational Prayer: Mitchell Winterfeld, Dawson Feenstra
Offering: 1. Young People’s Society; 2. Mission Fund
Offertory: “What a Beautiful Name” (CD by Hillsong)
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Psalm 100
God’s Word Proclaimed: “God Is Good”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Song of Response: #562:1-4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)
*Closing Song: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
The songs before the prelude and during the offertory were chosen by the young people.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: AM YPS; PM Aletha Vande Griend & Joyce Vande Griend, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jesse & Amber Vande Weerd, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese
NURSERY TODAY: AM Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Keagen Winterfeld, Kirsten Grevengoed, Haley Driesen; PM Dan Fedders Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Ruth Kats, Mary Leusink, Brooklyn Poppema, Bryson Sandbulte, Dawson Feenstra; PM Brad Kats Family
USHERS FOR FEB: Rod Te Krony, Tyler Vant Hul, Bryce Veldman, Dean Bonestroo
VALET PARKING FOR FEB.: Feb. 2: Zach Mouw, Andrew Hoekstra; Feb. 9: Ross Te Slaa, Curtis Van Grouw; Feb. 16: Alex Westra, Sam Scholten; Feb. 23: Zach Vant Hul, Eric Rens
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. YPS; 2. Mission Fund
NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Matt & Kait S. NEXT SUNDAY: Tom & Ranae S.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Tom Sheffield to Justin Van Zee; Dave Snieder to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Pete Soodsma to Michael Ribbons, Robert Soodsma to Kevin Schutte; Jay Stellinga to Lauren Runia; Heath Stoker 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
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship – meet at Orv & Arlene after church for fun & fellowship
9:50 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 7. Opening Prayer: Carol V.; Closing Prayer: Linda B.
7:00 PM Men’s Society
7:00 PM Music & Worship Committee – Meet in the basement by the kitchen
7:00 PM YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Treyton S & Dalton W; Lunch: Braeden K. Emma W. Dylan Z.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
February 2, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We worship in the name of Jesus Christ. Because he is the host of our gathering, all are welcome. 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.
TODAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY: Our Young People will be participating in the service this morning.
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 taken from Acts 20:13-38 titled “Paul’s Farewell to the Ephesian Elders”.
SAVE THE DATE: Hull Cadet/GEMS Derby will be held Wed., Feb. 12, at 7p at HCS. Hull GEMS will be serving a meal from 5:30-7:00p. Free will donation will be taken to help with camp registrations.
DAD TIRED CONFERENCE will be Saturday, 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 into your children, spiritual leadership principles, and how to develop Christ centered family traditions. Pre-registration is helpful but not required. More details and schedule at mauricereformed.org/dad-tired-conference.
THANK YOU to everyone for your cards and expressions of sympathy following the passing of our dad and grandpa, Henry Kiers. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and Pastor Klompien and to Elders Don Krommendyk and Roger De Kruyf for your visits and calls. -Rick & Eleanor Kiers, Cody & Shelby Kiers and girls
THANK YOU: This February marks 5 years since we returned to Hull. Thank you, once again, for your faithful prayers, cards, visits, gifts, and continuous words of encouragement that have graced our lives since returning. God has truly blessed us in this journey and each of you are a part of that blessing!
Sincerely, with Praise to God, Gary & Susan Roetman
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Joyce Kroese was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday, January 25, with pneumonia. She returned home on Monday. Pray for healing, for energy, and for better health.
Wilma Grevengoed is grateful for all your prayers and concern. She is on the road to recovery.
Marilyn Grevengoed continues to improve for which she is very thankful. She is grateful for your prayers for healing. Pray for patience.
Sandy Starkenburg had the Botox treatment on her esophagus on Friday, January 24. Pray that the treatment will be effective in addressing her difficulty. She is doing a little better.
Jarvis De Wild continues on the feeding tube because of swallowing issues. Pray for progress and for complete healing. He has completed 8 of the 12 chemo treatments.
Continue to remember Lois Salazar as she heals from the surgery. Visitors are welcome.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; 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
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.
The Pro Life Pack at Western Christian is selling t-shirts to raise awareness and help to support pro-life in our communities. T-shirts are available online: https://www.walloffame247.com/western-christian-high-school or a paper form can be sent to you by emailing: email@example.com. $5 of every t-shirt will be donated to the Alpha Center in Sioux Falls. The deadline to order has been extended until February 7.
THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, February 4. Bipolar Disorder will be discussed. Individuals and family members living with mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.
DORDT UNIVERSITY High School Orchestra Festival will take place on Friday, Feb. 7. In addition to the Dordt Chamber Orchestra, the Unity Christian & Western Christian high school orchestras are participating in the festival. The festival will culminate in an evening concert at 7:00p in the Auditorium in a performance featuring over 75 string players. Each school orchestra will first perform an individual selection. Then the groups will combine for three mass orchestra pieces. Conducted by Mrs. Susan De Jong: Anger’s Creaking Tree, and Leyden’s Serenade for String Orchestra, and under the guest direction of Dr Onsby Rose: Telemann’s Allegro (From “Sonata No. 1”). The concert is free and open to the public.
DORDT UNIVERSITY: Duo Nouveau will perform a recital at Dordt at 7:30p on Sat., Feb. 8, in the Auditorium. The piano duo features Tammy Miller and Dr. Bryan Stanley. Miller is an artist-faculty at the Omaha Conservatory of Music and has appeared in concert with orchestras across the country. Stanley is an accomplished pianist-composer and performs across the country as part of the Atlantic Piano Duo. The recital is free and open to the public.
DORDT UNIVERSITY: Dordt student Anna Blauw, harp. Will present a senior recital at 3:30p on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Auditorium. The performance will feature a variety of styles of music, from baroque to new compositions. Highlights include a world premiere of a piece by Dordt University composition instructor Dr. Daniel Baldwin, and a collaboration with Dordt University string players Brianna Miedema (violin), Janna Vanden Brink (violin), Adri Tilstra (viola), and Daniel Munson (cello). Blauw will also be joined by Dordt University music faculty member Dr. Carrie Groenewold on organ. The recital is free and open to the public.
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND: Due to the weather Faith Fellowship Weekend had to be cancelled and is now rescheduled for Feb. 21,22&23. The theme for the weekend is “Year of Grace” based on Titus 3:3-8. Join us for worship, large group talks, and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Monday, Feb. 10. We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. For more information or to sign up contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-215-3670. Thank you for considering this ministry opportunity!
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 email@example.com.
KIRK CAMERON is coming to Sheldon on Feb. 28 at Crossroads Pavilion. He is a television and film actor and producer noted recently for his work in family films “Saving Christmas” & “Mercy Rules” along with the inspiration film “Fireproof”. You are invited to his Living Room Reset Tour. Kirk will be there with special guest Matt Hammit formerly of Sanctus Real. Visit www.echoconcerts.com to get your tickets.
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 respond promptly. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 722-4900.
WELCOME TO MEDICARE: The State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIIP) & Sioux Center Health is offering a free 2-hour seminar on Mon., Mar. 2, from 7-9p in the hospital conference room 1. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A&B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance. To register call (712) 722-8309 by Thurs., Feb. 20, and please leave a message.
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.
JUSTICE FOR ALL 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. A few seats remain! The dates are 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 to sign up is March 1. Contact Joel De Wit with questions or to reserve your spot. Call 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. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident, or suicide. This program is available to help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment to express feelings. There is no charge to attend.