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February 26, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 26, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: O God, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen


Prelude by Dordt Praise Team

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: “Here I Am to Worship” vs. 1-3 (on PPT)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn: “How Great is Our God” vs. 1,2 (on PPT)


Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper PH p. 976

Song of Assurance: “Jesus Paid It All” vs. 1-4 (on PPT)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Livingstone Prison Church; 2. Dordt College (PLIA)

Offertory by Dordt Praise Team


*Song of Preparation: “Be Thou My Vision” vs. 1-4 (on PPT)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Marriage: God’s Good Plan”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Response: “Come Thou Fount” vs. 1-3 (on PPT)

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: “In Christ Alone” vs. 1-4 (on PPT)

*Postlude by Dordt Praise Team

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

Dordt Praise Team


Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra, Deacon John & Amy Emerick

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Rob & Amy Westra, Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Sawyer Rozeboom, Jacob Emerick, Justin Grevengoed; PM Seth Oostenink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Blaike Bonestroo, Emily Fedders, Taylor Westphal; PM Jake Ney Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Jonathon De Wild, Ross Te Slaa, Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats

VALET PARKING FOR MAR. 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 1. Livingstone Prison Church; 2. Dordt College (PLIA)

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Benevolence

SERVERS TODAY: Cody & Kathy B. NEXT SUNDAY: Harlyn & Linda B.



CORRESPONDENCE: Randy Veldman to Kevin Schutte; Travis Veldman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Roger Vis to Lauren Runia; Ken Visser to Justin Van Zee; Daryl Wesselink to Sos & Kara Maletoungou



9:30 AM Worship Service

10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement

10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service


7:30 PM Friendship Bible


7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study


9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7 Discover Nehemiah

2:00 PM Bereans. Hostess: Eleanor Feenstra

7:00 PM YPS – Movie Night. Lunch: Cassidy Vant Hul & Taylor Westphal


February 26, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship! In the words of the psalmist, let us “exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool” (Psalm 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 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.

WE WELCOME the Dordt Praise Team to our worship service this morning.

OFFERING: The second offering today 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.

THIS EVENING Pastor’s Loren’s message is from 2 Timothy 4:1-8 & B.C. Art. 29 titled “Preaching the Word of God”.

LADIES who would like to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, Feb. 28, should meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

THE NEXT CHOIR REHEARSAL will be March 5th. For those who were at the last rehearsal, a new schedule, different from what was discussed, has been made.

CORRECTION: Jay De Wit has replaced Loren Bouma on the Christian Ed Core Committee.

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 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.

DAFFODILS are the first flower of spring and the bright symbol of hope. 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.

YOU: My family would like to thank all of my church family for their many prayers, love and concern shown to me when Joni was so sick. We are so thankful that she is doing so much better. I appreciated everyone’s prayers so much! My church family is so awesome to me and I can’t begin to tell you how much you mean to me. You show me kindness in so many ways and for that I am truly grateful! May God bless you all. --Sandy Starkenburg, Joni, Jeremy, Avery and Maddox Hash

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for all the generous gifts we received at Bryson’s baby shower! Thanks for being so thoughtful and kind to us. Thank you as well to our care group, especially Susan De Yager, for making us a delicious supper and your gift of diapers. You are all a blessing to our family!  -Devin, Kate and Bryson Bonestroo

INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE SERVICE PROJECT: Staff volunteers are needed to operate chain saws for 3-4 days during the Camporee, July 12-19. 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

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. Or email



Ÿ Eldon De Wild was released from Sanford Medical Center on Sat., the 18th. He is recovering well from the RSV. Your prayers are of great encouragement to Eldon and LuAnn. Continue to pray for transplant acceptance.

Ÿ Congratulations to Ashley (den Hoed) and Ryan Keith on the birth of a son, Brody Carmelo, on Thursday evening, February 16th.

Ÿ Congratulations to Kyle & Becca Te Slaa on the birth of a son, Eli John, on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Shirley Rens and family and all who mourn the passing of Sharon Van Oort of Doon, who passed away on Friday evening, February 17th.

Ÿ LeRoy Jongetjes was admitted to the Rock Valley Hospital last Sunday. He was hopeful of being released on Thursday. Pray for God’s healing.

Ÿ Esther Rozeboom is scheduled for surgery on Thursday at Avera Hospital. Pray that the surgery would go well and pray for healing.

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

Ÿ 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.


Ÿ Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, had surgery for colon cancer on February 21. The surgery was longer than expected but they are optimistic with the results. Henk is in a significant amount of discomfort at this time. We pray for relief from pain, healing, and for his long term recovery.

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

Ÿ 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.


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

HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Preschool on Tues., Mar. 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 ( 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 (, mail or by dropping it off at the school office. Questions, call 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 with any questions.


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.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., March 1, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will be meeting with Christian families in our areas from Feb. 27-March 1. Call Deb Harder toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email to schedule a meeting with Jim.

ORANGE CITY Area Home Health & Hospice staff is hosting its 11th annual Hospice Memorial Service on Sunday, March 19, at 2:00p at New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Orange City. This is a time for bereaved families, Hospice staff, and volunteers to come together to remember those who have died under Hospice care from March 2016-February 2017. Hospice chaplain Mary Block will deliver the message. Those interested in attending can call Home Health & Hospice at 712-737-5279.

AG SUMMIT 2017 “Thou Shalt Not Kill-What’s the Christian Response to the New Food Movement” will be held Wed., March 22, from 8:15-noon at Dordt. Keynote speaker is Kevin Murphy. The event consists of breakfast, a 9:00a presentation, a panel discussion at 10a and a final presentation at 11:00a. Tickets are $15 and registration is appreciated by Thursday, March 16, by contacting the Chamber Office at 722-3457.

MID-AMERICA REFORMED SEMINARY cordially invites you to “Confident of Better Things,” a promotional dinner hosted by Rev. Andrew Compton, Rev. Mark Vander Hart, and Rev. Jeff De Boer at Dordt College on April 8. Punch at 6:30p followed by dinner at 7:00p. You must register by March 29. To register visit, e-mail or call the seminary at 219-864-2400.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH invites you to the Annual Benefit Banquet on Mon., 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 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!