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February 28, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 28, 2016

     Rev. Carl Klompien.….Minister    Third Sunday in Lent    

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #95:1,2,4 “Now with Joyful Exaltation”

Choir Anthem: “Sing to the Lord a New Song”

WE RECONCILE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: #267:1,2,4 “And Can it Be”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Parking Lot; 2. Siouxland Habitat for Humanity

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #384:1-4 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 26:1-13 (pg. 1038); Text: verses 6-13

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Funeral Preparations”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #557:1-4 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #461:4 “Beautiful Savior”

*Postlude       

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Joyce Vande Griend & Ella Mae Vande Burgt, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

NURSERY TODAY AM Sally Winkle, Mary Leusink, Marcus Te Krony, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Justin Grevengoed; PM Travis Veldman Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, DaNae Van’t Hul, Aubri Fedders, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Evan Wielenga Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Mike Grevengoed, Scott Kroese, Dan Poppema, Kirk Struik

VALET PARKING:  AM Jerad Kats, Lee Rozeboom.; PM Zachary De Jager, Zachary Vant Hul

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Parking Lot; 2. Siouxland Habitat for Humanity

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Missions; 2. Luke Society

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Kyle & Cindy L.                        NEXT WEEK: Joel & Julie Leusink

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                                                   

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Dennis Brunsting to Justin Van Zee; Joyce De Vries to Kevin Schutte; Jean De Jong to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rog De Kruyf to Lauren Runia; Walt den Hoed to Rev. Jan Van Ee

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

 10:45 AM        Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM        Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM         Prayer Meeting in the Council Room

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship. Lesson 4. Lunch: Donna Van Grouw & Kay Kroese

MONDAY

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 11 “The Gentile Connection”

   7:00 PM         Mission Guild. Lesson 10. Song Service: Berdena Bylsma; Closing Prayer: Arlene Van’t Hul

   7:00 PM         Men’s Society

   7:00 PM         Music & Worship Committee Meeting

   7:00 PM         YPS. Movie Night. Devotions: Erika F. & Justin G. Lunch: Anna Z. & Jessi D.J.

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 28, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL O God, we seek you; indeed, we thirst for you as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So we will bless you and call on your name. Welcome to worship, where God quenches our spiritual thirst. 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: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting until the end of February. We will still have greeters before the service and elders will greet you after the service. 

WE WELCOME Rev. Klompien as he leads our morning worship service today. Barry Miedema will lead our evening worship service.

EASTER CANTATA: Rehearsals for the Community Easter Cantata “It is Finished” will be Sundays at First CRC at 4:00p! ALL voices, High School age and older, are welcome to join us!! The performance will be held on Easter evening at 6:00p at First CRC.

PRAYER MEETING: We will be having a Prayer Meeting today AFTER the evening service in the Council Room. We will be gathering together to take prayer requests, and pray for our church, the nation and the world. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Wiersma, 439-1950.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will meet tonight and then again next week Sunday. Lunch on March 6 is Mary Krommendyk & Donna De Wit.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND will be meeting in our church on Saturday, March 5. Representing our church will be Pastor Kotman, Elder Harlyn Bolkema and Deacon Dan Fedders.

OFFERING: The second offering next Sunday morning is for the Luke Society. They provide resources and support for International Christian health visionaries passionate about ministering to needs in their own cultures. This ministry empowers nationals to share the saving grace of the Gospel through preaching, teaching and healing.

RESERVE Wednesday, March 9, to commemorate the Annual Day of Prayer. Service will be at First CRC. Rev. Zuidema will bring the message.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Henry Brinks remains in a swing bed program at the hospital in Rock Valley. Pray for healing.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Julianne Kats, Henry & Cheryl Kats & family, Tim & Ruth Kats & family and Gary & Lavonne Kats & family in the passing of their sister-in-law and aunt, Elaine Kats, age 75, of Rock Valley on Monday, Feb. 22nd. Funeral services were held on Friday at Trinity CRC.

Keep Jeanette Boogerd in prayer. She is currently at Pleasant Acres (Room 101) due to fracturing her hip. Pray for relief from pain and healing.

Remember Nell Brunsting in your prayers. She continues to reside at Pleasant Acres. Pray for continued strength and healing. 

Continue to pray for strength and better health for Joyce Kroese.

Alberta Vander Wilt’s health is declining. She is under hospice care. Pray that Alberta would be comfortable. Pray for peace and comfort for Marvin and family.

Continue to pray for Gary Roetman as he receives chemo and diabetes treatment.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights, Don Westra in his home; Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We keep Deanne De Jong in our prayers as she recovers from neck surgery to fuse some vertebrae in her spine. We pray for healing and a timely recovery.

We extend our sympathy to Dave and Diana Kooima and family in the passing of Dave’s father, Art Kooima, 96, of Rock Valley. The funeral was held this past Monday at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley.

Please keep Joan Buyert in your prayers as she continues her recovery. She briefly entered the hospital this week for medication related issues, but is doing better and she is back at home. We continue to pray for strength and patience as she continues her recovery.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western is looking for a person willing to serve part-time as an assistant cook for the 2016-2017 school year. If interested, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 for more details.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION is holding it annual meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, at 7:00p in the Sioux Center Public Library meeting room. Election of officers will be held and reports from last year will be presented. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tues., Mar. 1, from 7-9p. Elizabeth Addink Scholten will share her life story with mental illness. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722 -4462.

DORDT COLLEGE invites the community to the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at Dordt on Tuesday, March 1, and the Choral Ensembles Concert on March 2. Both concerts begin at 7:30p in the Auditorium.

DORDT COLLEGE: On March 3&4, the Global Agriculture Summit will be held at Dordt. Join others in the fields of agriculture, business, community development, and academia for an intensive two-day conference on how Christians, farmers, and non-governmental organizations can work together to restore our world. Find our more about the summit and register at agrisummit.org.

DORDT COLLEGE is looking for housing for 50-60 participants in the Global Agriculture Summit on March 3&4. Hosts will need to  provide housing from Wed., evening, March 2, until Sat. morning, March 5. Please contact Helen Zeutenhorst at Helen.Zeutenhorst@dordt.edu or Pastor John Lee at jrlee12@gmail.com if interested or have questions.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., March 2, at 1:00p at Royal Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker is Pat Haveman and the topic will be on how has your story changed? Updates on members journey with Parkinson’s Disease. Questions, call Glenda 722-8328.

ADULT HEALTH FAIR will be held on Monday, March 7, from 4:00-8:00p at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. The following screenings will be provided for free: Weight and BMI, “Dirty Neck Syndrome”, Mental Health Screening, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Dietician, Vision, Dental and more!

SIOUX COUNTY DAFFODIL DAYS: 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. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at Personal Touch Designs (439-1807) by March 1. Daffodils will be available to be picked up the week of March 15-18.

JOIN SIOUX CENTER HEALTH for a seminar on the do’s and don’ts when connecting with a person with memory loss. Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Families need new ways to connect. The seminar will be held on Friday, March 11, from 1-2p at Royale Meadows West Community Room by Jeanne Steinkamp, Program Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association. Refreshments will be provided! To register, contact Ashley Anderson at 722-8157 or ashley.anderson@siouxcenterhealth.org by March 8.

MID-AMERICA REFORMED SEMINARY invites you to join a live-stream event featuring Dr. Derek Thomas, Robert Strong Professor Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, for this year’s Spring Conference entitled “The Problem of Pain”. This series of lectures will concentrate on the Book of Job, the question of why Christ had to suffer, and rejoicing in tribulation. Dr. Thomas will present these 3 lectures on March 22 at 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00p. For more information and to register for live-streaming go to midamerica.edu/news/47/2016-spring-conference or call 219-864-2400.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE is hosting a Grief Support Group on 5 consecutive Monday afternoons, March 1-29 from 12:30-2:30p in the lower level meeting room of OC Area Health System’s downtown campus. This 5 week support group is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident or suicide. The goal of the support group is not to resolve the grieving process, but to assist the bereaved in working through the powerful emotions that accompany the death of a loved one. Professionals and past participants share information abut normal grief reactions and help group members discover the skills they need to begin again. Pre-registration by Friday, Feb. 27, is required as group size is limited. Call 712-737-5279 to pre-register or with questions. There is no charge for this class.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES ASK Banquet is Friday, April 1, at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Punch starting at 6:00p followed by a meal served at 6:30p. RSVP for the meal by March 21. Call Bethany at 712-737-4831 or email bcsorangecity@bethany.org. Our goal at Bethany is to always serve kids. We help children find their forever families, we support families in need through Safe Families for Children, and we counsel mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Thanks to our supporters we have been blessed to serve kids and families for more than 40 years! We invite you to join us for an evening of praise and recognition of God’s work in our ministry.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice is hosting its 10th Annual Hospice Memorial Service on Sunday, April 3, at 2:00p at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. This is a time for bereaved families, Hospice staff, and volunteers to come together to remember those who died under Hospice care from March 2015 through February 2016. All extended family and friends are invited to attend.