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Februaary 27, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M.  – February 27, 2022

       Rev. Loren Kotman…. Minister  

Preparation for Worship: Dear God, silence all voices within our minds but your own. Help us to seek and be able to follow your will. May our prayers be joined with those of our sisters and brothers in the faith, that together we may glorify your name and enjoy your fellowship forever. In Jesus’ name. Amen

GOD JOINS US IN WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #499:1,2,5,6 “My God, How Wonderful You Are”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Choir Anthem: “Yet Not I But Thru Christ in Me”

GOD MEETS OUR NEEDS

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Assurance: #604:1-3 “I Then Shall Live” (Celebration)

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Hymn of Preparation: #276:1,3,4 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Joshua 8:1-29

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Yesterday’s Defeat, Today’s Victory”

Prayer of Application

GOD SENDS US OUT INTO THE WORLD

*Song of Response: #428:1,4,5 “O Worship the King”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #946:1-3 “Go, My Children, With My Blessing” (LUYH)  

*Postlude           

      (Please allow teachers/students to exit first.)    

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Lawrence & Marge Vander Esch, Elder Lee & Donna Van Grouw

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jon & Nicole Van Berkum, Deacon Kyle & Cindy LeLoux

NURSERY TODAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Haley Struik, Isabella Zomermaand, Blaike Bonestroo; PM Justin Te Slaa Family

NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Betty Vande Griend, Breckin Van Schepen, Abigail Kats, Lane Driesen; PM Curtis Van Grouw Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Jake Ney, Eric Haveman, Eric Rens, Mike Grevengoed

USHERS FOR MAR.: Darren Vant Hul, Tyler Vant Hul, Bryce Veldman, Kevin Driesen

VALET PARKING: Feb. 27: Dan Bonestroo, Lynn Anderson; Mar. 6: Ryan Kroese, Ryan Bolkema

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Feb. 27: Zach Mouw; Mar. 6: Ross Te Slaa  

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 Ed Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison Church

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emericks                          NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle T.S.                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Dan & Dana                     NEXT SUNDAY:  Mark & Teresa

CORRESPONDENCE: Dan Poppema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Rens to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Shirley Rens to Lauren & Connie Runia; Susan Roetman to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Dave Rozeboom Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Ted Salazar to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (Envelopes available on the rack by the mailboxes. E-email addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM             Worship Service

 10:45 AM             Coffee Fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM             Catechism/Sunday School Classes

 10:45 AM             Ladies Bible Study in the nursery

   6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service

 WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM             Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6.

   7:00 PM             Mission Guild. Lesson 7. Opening Prayer: Betty P.; Closing Prayer: Lavonne

                                den Hoed

    7:00 PM            YPS. Movie Night. Devotions: Traylie Vander Schaaf & Haley Wielenga; Lunch: Sawyer Rozeboom & Konner Struik

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 27, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL in the name of Christ Our Savior, our Brother, our Friend.   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: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.

THIS EVENING the sacrament of infant baptism will be administered to Judah John Kroese, infant son of Eric and Bobbie Kroese.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND will meet this week Wednesday at 12:30p at First CRC, Sheldon. Delegates from our church are Pastor Loren, Elder Merlyn Kroese, and Deacon Eric Kroese.

THE CRC COUNCIL OF DELEGATES has requested that we pray for our denomination. Classis has responded to that call by scheduling a prayer time at our Wed., March 2, classis meeting at 6:30p at First CRC in Sheldon. Syd Hielema will speak on the topic of “Praying in Fraught Times.” This invitation is being extended to members of the congregations in classis. We hope you join us.

JADE VAN MEETEREN, fiancé of Nate Boer, met with the elders on February 14 to profess her faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession of faith is scheduled for Sunday morning, March 20.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Combined Annual Day of prayer service at Hope CRC on Wed., March 9, at 7:00p. We will pray for Agriculture and Industry, our Schools and Community, our Homes, Families and Churches, and our Nation and World.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Please keep Wed., March 30, open for the Annual Christian Ed Day of Celebration! Pre-meat sales begin at 4:00, supper served at the concession stand starting at 5:00, and the auction begins at 6:30p. Be thinking of some unique items for the auction!

PIANOS: The church has 2 pianos that you can have for the taking, one in the youth building and one downstairs in the fellowship room. If interested, call Tim Kats.

UPDATE FROM GUIDING STAR SIOUXLAND! We have officially moved into our new location in the basement of Centerpoint Church in Sioux Center. Currently, we are in need of volunteers to help us clean and organize our space as we move in, consistent weekly or monthly volunteers to provide support and child watch, and we are hiring a Client Service Coordinator (20 hrs/week). If interested, call or text 712-266-3282 or email info@guidingstarsiouxland.org.  Visit our website, www.guidingstarsiouxland.org. to learn more about us!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks to God that Vell Keizer received a good report on Tuesday. The surgeon removed all of the cancer and no cancer was found in her lymph nodes.

Pray for Kyle and Janae Vander Schaaf and their unborn child. The baby was scheduled to have another echo on Friday, February 25. Continue to keep this situation in your prayers.

Continue to pray for Jim Oostenink as he receives treatment for cancer in his kidneys.  Pray that the treatment would be effective. Pray for healing.

George Heynen has a doctor’s appointment on Friday, March 4, to see how his finger is healing. Pray for good results and for God’s continued healing.

Give thanks for ongoing progress for Carver and Maddox Kooima. Pray for continued growth and development. Call Travis or Megan before you stop by.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatment. Pray for strength, energy and healing.  

Continue to keep Rick Van Hill in prayer. Pray that the treatments are effective. Pray for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids: Berdena Bylsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Pray that those in our community who are sick will recover quickly and without lasting effects. We especially think of the effects of Covid and influenza and how widespread it is becoming yet again. May we make wise decisions to help slow the spread of germs.

We rejoice and praise God with Jacob and Josie Van Ginkel and their daughter, Everly as they welcome Roran Jeffery to their family, born on Friday, the 18th of February. Roran and Josie are doing well.

We remember Le Talsma as he struggles with back pain. We pray for a plan that brings relief and healing.

Please continue to keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers as he continues with radiation treatments.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS has openings in the middle school. The positions will be tailored to the strengths of the individual teachers. Applications can be found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with questions.

   HCS will be hosting a carry-out BBQ Pulled Pork Supper to replace our Hostess Supper fundraiser, Wed., March 16, from 5:00-6:30p. Menu: BBQ pulled pork sandwich or hot dog, oreo salad, chips and a cookie. Order online https://forms.gle/jgf1vicnxhKQzmoX7 or call the school at 439-2273. Pick up in the airlock on the westside of the HCS building by the by. Freewill donation; you may pay by check or cash at time of pickup.

   WCHS Chamber Singers 2022 schedule: Feb. 27: Rock Valley Trinity CRC 5:00p; Apr. 3: Sioux Center First CRC 6:00p; April 10: Sheldon First CRC 5:00p; May 8: Hull First CRC 6:00p.

   Little Blessings Preschool – Meet & Greet, Learn & Explore: We would love for you to come and checkout what Little Blessings Preschool is all about. On Monday, Feb. 28, 5:00-7:30p, Ms. Tubergen will be at the Hull Public Library Meeting room to tell you more about Little Blessings Preschool. Bring your future preschooler along – there will be activities for them to do too! We can’t wait to meet you!

   Preschool Registration will open on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:00p. The link can be found under the announcements on our website.

   Preschool Open House is on Wed., March 2, at 6:00p. Bring your preschooler along to see the classroom and meet the teachers. Parent’s meeting will be in the music room at 6:00 – daycare provided in the preschool room.

   Western is seeking a High School Math teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Come join a team of educators who are passionate about education that is relevant, connected, and Christ-centered. Please contact our Head Administrator, Mr. Brian Verwolf, for information on how to apply: brian.verwolf@westernchristianhs.com.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NAMI SUPPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, March 1. Video: How to Recover from Depression. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.

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. Daffodil Days has empowered people to make a difference in the fight against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. CANCER has touched us all in some way. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, please contact Julie Mesman at Person Touch Design at 439-1807 by March 5 or email her at juliemesman@yahoo.com. Daffodils will be available to be picked up the week of March 14. THANK YOU for helping to save lives.

DORDT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & CAMPUS-COMMUNITY BAND will present their first concert of the spring semester on Wed., March 2, at 7:30p in the auditorium. Also on livestream at www.dordt.edu/livestream.

DORT CHORAL DEPARTMENT will present a Winter Choral Concert on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30p in the auditorium. Also available on livestream.

HABITAT SPONSOR A STUD! Gather your friends, family, church group, business, etc. to sponsor one or more 2x4 studs for $100 each to help build the Habitat House in Alton! We will deliver the stud(s) to you to decorate with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. The decorated studs will be framed into the house and everyone will be invited to a Stud Finder Open House later on to see the studs and pray for the project. Help us bless this future home and family. Sign up by March 31 by contacting Kurt Franje: 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

THE HULL HISTORIAL SOCIETY is hosting the Hull High Tea on April 20 at 5:30p in the First Reformed Church. Cost is $30 each or $200 for a table of 8. Call for reservations: 515-439-6993 or email historicalsocietyhull@gmail.com.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet on Monday, April 4, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Doors open at 6:00p. Save your spot by Sunday, March 27 by calling Trinity CRC at 476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org. Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry.