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February 23, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – February 23, 2020

       Rev. Duane Tinklenberg….Guest Minister

   

Preparation for Worship: “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!” (Psalm 84:1). Open my ears to your word.

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting  

*Opening Song: SW#8:1-4 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

WE SEEK THE LORD

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Song of Confession: #263:1-4 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”

Assurance of Pardon

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison Ministries

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #329:1-4 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Rev. 12:1-6

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Pregnant Woman, The Red Dragon and the Male Child”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: SW#68:1-3 “Because He Lives”

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Joyce Vander Well & Nelvina Kroese, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sarah Grevengoed, Julie Leusink, Jesse Ney, Blaike Bonestroo, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Mike Grevengoed Family    

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Abigail Kats, Talan De Yager, Madison Emerick; PM Rick De Groot Family   

USHERS FOR MAR: Doug Pollema, Darren Bonestroo, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Scott Grevengoed

VALET PARKING FOR FEB/MAR.: Feb. 23: Zach Vant Hul, Eric Rens; Mar. 1: Jason Kats, Tim Kats; Mar. 8: Ben Vant Hul, Lynn Anderson; Mar. 11: Cory De Wit, Scott Kroese

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison Ministries

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Love INC.

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Kirk & Steph S.                    NEXT SUNDAY: Rod & Connie TK

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya                                                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                           NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Kirk Struik to Justin Van Zee; Ron Techen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rod Te Krony to Michael Ribbons, Dave Te Slaa to Kevin Schutte; Justin Te Slaa to Lauren Runia; Kyle Te Slaa 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

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lesson 7. Lunch: Theresa De Wit

   6:45 PM       Cadets meet at the youth building in full uniform for a regular meeting. Do Lesson 15 in the Discovering God’s Word series.

   6:45 PM       GEMS meet for a regular meeting at Hope CRC

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 23, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; for he is holy” (Ps. 99:5).  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.

WE WELCOME Rev. Duane Tinklenberg from Sioux Center as he leads our worship services today.

PASTOR LOREN is on vacation. He will be back in the office on Wednesday morning.

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA on Tuesday, February 25, can meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we have the joy of administering the sacrament of baptism to Easton Aaron Byl, infant son of Mitchell and Kelsi.

 

DAD TIRED CONFERENCE will be Sat., 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 to your children, spiritual leadership principles, and how to develop Christ centered family traditions. Pre-registration helpful but not necessary: mauricereformed.org/dad-tired-conference.

THE ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00p at our church. Hope CRC will be joining us.

TRI-STATE TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for a weekend at Carmel Reformed in Rock Valley. TEC is an interdenominational three-day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is March 6-8. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.org/sign-up or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Sally De Groot continues under Hospice care at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray that she would be comfortable.         

Remember John Bolkema as he struggles with Parkinson’s disease.

Jarvis De Wild had his esophagus stretched again on Friday. Pray this will be effective to improve his swallowing and eating. He will have chemo again this coming week.

Lois Salazar began chemo treatments on Friday. Pray for good results.

Sandy Starkenburg has a consultation set up with a specialist in Omaha on March 9. Pray for patience for Sandy during this time of uncertainty and for wisdom for the doctors. Sandy would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful support and encouragement given to her during this time.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEME NTS

   Little Blessings Preschool Meet and Greet, Learn and Explore: We would love for you to come and check out what Little Blessings Preschool has to offer on Monday, February 24, 4:00-7:30p at the Hull Public Library. Bring your future preschooler along; there will be activities for them to do too!!

   Preschool Registration is scheduled for this coming Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6:30-7:30 at HCS. This is a time where you and your future preschooler can visit the preschool classroom and check out the learning environment at school! Mrs. Boer will be there and will be giving a presentation to the parents at 7:00 in the music room. Online registration will open on Monday, Feb. 24, at 8:00p at hullchristian.com. Look under announcements (under the pictures) on the home page. Please call the office at Hull Christian if you have any questions (439-2273).

   Save the date: HCS Community Impact Night at the Hull Pizza Ranch on March 30. More details later.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

DORDT Music Department will present a 4th Avenue Jazz concert on Fri., Feb. 28, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. Featured on the concert will be the 4th Avenue Singers & 4th Avenue Band. Come for a night of big band standards, pop covers, & the famous Linus and Lucy tune from Charlie Brown. The concert is free and open to the public.

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. Cancer has touched us all in some way. We are fighting cancer on all fronts. Together, we can make a difference. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at Personal Touch Design (439-1807) by March 2. They will be available to pick up the week of March 10-13. Thank you for helping to save lives.

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the fireside Room of Central Reformed Church from 7-9p on March 3. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

 

DORDT UNIVERSITY BANDS will present a concert titled “Shall We Gather at the River” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30p in the auditorium. The Campus-Community Band and Wind Symphony will perform music by Chance, De Haan, Agapkin, Boyer, Maslanka, Posthuma and more. The central work for this concert is David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 9, Movement 1, which is based on the traditional Christian hymn Shall We Gather at the River. In addition, the Wind Symphony will perform a work by Dordt alumnus Jonathan Posthuma titled, My Shepherd will Supply My Need. A unique aspect of this performance for the Campus-Community Band is their usage of rehearsal techniques championed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Having used these techniques to prepare for this concert, the band will perform Jacob De Haan’s Ammerland without a conductor, relying only on the non-verbal communication between the musicians.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: March 4 Choral Concert at 7:30p in the Auditorium will feature Bella Voce (women’s chorus), Canons of Dordt (men’s chorus) and the 80-voice Chorale. The choirs will explore a wide range of repertoire including American gospel, spirituals and folk tunes; songs from other cultures; lighter arrangements of popular music; and a few musical “surprises” that might just inspire a chuckle or two. Come and enjoy the beauty of the human voice lifted up in song and praise!

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for homeownership program for a future home in Rock Valley. Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Application forms are available at the Habitat for Humanity office (1334 Valley Dr., Rock Valley), Rock Valley City Office, and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/.  Completed applications are due by March 16. Questions contact Kurt Franje (476-2804) or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

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 joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.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. There is no charge to attend.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 6. Please join us at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, at 6:30p. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Cornerstone Quartet from Leota, MN and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary! More information later.

GUIDING STAR Orange City’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30p at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City.  Melissa Ohden is the keynote speaker and a meal will be served. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 at St. Luke’s hospital in Sioux City. Despite the initial                concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately 7 months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. Join us in our Movement to Light the Way for a Culture of Life in Northwest Iowa! Sponsor tables are on sale now until supplies last! General seating is $25 upon availability March 16. Visit www.guidingstarorangecityorg/gala to learn more.