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February 25, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 25, 2018

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister    Second Sunday in Lent


Preparation for worship: Jesus said to his disciples “Sit here while I pray. My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch.” Mark 14:32,34





Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn of Praise: #412:1-5 “Jesus Shall Reign”

*God’s Greeting



The Lord’s Supper (on PPT)

Hymn of Assurance: #379:1-4 “What Wondrous Love”

    Offering taken for Benevolence

Congregational Prayer

Hymn of Preparation: #381:1-3 “Go To Dark Gethsemane”



Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Mark 14:32-52

God’s Word Proclaimed:  “The Battle Within”

Prayer of Application



*Hymn of Response: #575:1-3 “Christian, Do You Struggle”

We Give Our Gifts: Christian Ed Fund


*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #319:1& 4 “Savior, Again to Your Dear Name We Raise”


   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats





GREETERS TODAY:  Elder Harry & Dee Meendering & Elder Ed & Noella Haveman

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dave & Betty Vande Griend, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens


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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Braden Baccam, Konner Struik, Alyssa Fedders;  PM  Travis Grevengoed Family


USHERS FOR MAR.: Kyle Bolkema, Rick De Groot, Bryce Veldman, Cory De Wit

VALET PARKING MAR: 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 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. 2018 Guatemala Trip


COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Wilmar & Betty P.                              NEXT WEEK:  Waylon & Melissa P.   

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya            NEXT WEEK;  Kirk            

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                           NEXT SUNDAY: Ben


CORRESPONDENCE:  Ted Salazar to Justin Van Zee; Dave Rozeboom to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mark Sandbulte to Kevin Schutte; Liz Schmith to Lauren Runia;  Glen Scholten 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 (10th/11th grade meet in the Council Room)

 10:45 AM        Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM     Adult Sunday School (meet in Pastor’s office)

   6:00 PM         Evening Service


    7:30 PM        Friendship Bible


   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 10 of Discover Isaiah

   2:00 PM         Bereans -  Lesson 10. Hostess: Theresa

   6:45 PM         Cadets. Do Lesson A-16 in your Feb.  Quest.  Congratulations to the Snow Derby team in tying for 1st place on Feb. 17 – great job guys!

   7:00 PM      Men’s Society - Lesson 6



February 25, 2018


WELCOME TO FIRST HULL A warm welcome to all as we gather for worship, Christian education and fellowship. Please greet one another with the Lord’s peace. 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 MORNING we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and desire to live in obedience to Him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.


THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from selected verses of scripture and “Our World Belongs to God”, Art.18-22, titled “Redemption”.


CLASSIS HEARTLAND meets on Saturday, March 3, at Immanuel CRC in Sheldon. Delegates from our church are Pastor Kotman, Elder Dan De Wit, and Deacon John Emerick. Alternates are Elder Larry Wielenga and Deacon Dave Van’t Hul.


NEXT SUNDAY EVENING  as part of a post-classical exchange, Rev. Robert Drenten from Immanuel CRC in Orange City will lead our evening service. Pastor Loren will be at Ocheyedan CRC.


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


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.


SAVE THE DATE! Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the

Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 9. Please join us at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley at 6:30p. More details to come. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Valley Male Chorus and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!


SAVE THE DATE! Hull VBS is excited to announce “Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus,” our 2018 Summer Vacation Bible School! Kids, come venture to an uncharted island where we discover the truth that Jesus carries us through life’s storms. It will be June 3-7 from 6-8:45pm. It is for kids entering K-6 (Fall 2018). If you have any questions, contact Rachel Bolkema, Jessica Pollema or Ashley Hulstein.


THANK YOU to everyone for the thoughts and prayers while Destiny was in the hospital. Also, a special thanks to Pastor Loren and Norma, Tim Kats, and our care group for the visits, phone calls, and gifts. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a loving church! – Jesse, Amber & Destiny Vande Weerd


THANK YOU to everyone for their prayers, visits, cards and food. A special thank you to Pastor Loren and Norma for their many visits and to Elder Lynn Anderson for his calls. We feel truly blessed to be a part of the family of 1st CRC. I ask for continued prayers. – Gaylene Bouma


THANK YOU to everyone for your cards and words of comfort following the death of our brother John. Thank you for the comforting words of Pastor Kotman and Reverend Klompien. Thank you also for the phone calls of Elder Dan De Wit and for the plant from Care Group #8. – Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed


THANK YOU to everyone for your cards and prayers in the passing of our sister-in-law, Marilyn Bruxvoort. It was very much appreciated!  -Harry & Dee Meendering








  • LeRoy Jongetjes was released from Avera McKennan Hospital on Tuesday afternoon and is recovering at Pleasant Acres. 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 began physical therapy on Monday. Continue to remember him in your prayers.
  • Pray for Shar Bonestroo’s mom, Betty den Hoed, who began chemo treatments for Stage III ovarian cancer. 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.
  • Henry Kats is scheduled for surgery for colon cancer on Wednesday at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray the surgery would go well and for a complete recovery.
  • Congratulations to Rick and Koni Leusink on the birth of a son, Kip Dwayne, born on February 15 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
  • 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 able to return home and continues her recovery. Please pray for continued peace and healing for Betty.
  • We praise God with Justin and Mandy Hoekstra in the birth of their daughter, Kendyl Hayze, on February 15. Mother and baby are home and doing well.
  • Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and grand-daughter of Diana and Dave Kooima was able to return home this past week. We praise God and continue to pray for stability and strength for Jemma.
  • 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.



DORDT COLLEGE invites you to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Agriculture Department on Friday, March 2. There will be an open house in the lobby of the Science building beginning at 7p. Dr. Duane Bajema, who will be retiring this summer, will also be honored. Please join us for cake, ice cream, department updates, Science Building tours, etc.! Please RSVP to Helen (


DORDT COLLEGE invites the community to attend a guest recital by German pianist Andreas Klein at 7:30p, March 2 in the Auditorium. Klein will also present a piano masterclass on Sat., March 3, at 10:00a.


DORDT COLLEGE: On Tues., March 6, at 7:30p three of Dordt’s instrumental Ensembles will perform at the Auditorium. The concert will feature the Campus-Community Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band.


DORDT COLLEGE: Three Dordt Choral Ensembles will present a concert on Wed., March 7, at 7:30p in the Auditorium featuring Bella Voce, Kantorei, and Chorale.


LOVE INC’S spring session of Faith & Finance class is starting on March 6! They will be held at Trinity Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday evenings. Daycare provided and inspired incentives! Please register by March 1 by calling Debbie at 476-5990. We are still in need of mentors for the class,


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