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February 28, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 28, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Second Sunday in Lent

Preparation for worship: Holy and loving God, as we prepare to set aside our busyness and to focus intently on Jesus’ suffering and death, we ask for eyes to see all the amazing things that Jesus’ death means for understanding you, your love, and our salvation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen (WSB 613)

WE HUMBLE OURSELVES TO WORSHIP THE LORD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

        Pastor:     God so loved the world that he gave his own dearly beloved Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. On this day of remembrance and hope, we declare with joy:

        People:    God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but to save it.

        Pastor:     Let us worship God. (based on John 3:16-17 -WSB pg. 613)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”

WE SEEK FORGIVENESS FROM THE LORD

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: #483:1,3 “How Great Thou Art”

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

*Song of Preparation: #482:1-5 “Man of Sorrows – What a Name”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Mark 14:32-42 (text vs. 36)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Prayer in the Garden”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #381:1-3 “Go to Dark Gethsemane”

WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Celebration of Communion

*Hymn of Response: SW#21:1-3 “There Is a Redeemer”

WE DEPART TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #522:1 “Onward, Christian Soldiers”

*Postlude     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

Your offering for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand  - organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Lee & Donna Van Grouw, Elder Randy & Sandy Westra   

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Kevin & Janice Driesen, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Mindy Winterfeld, Shondra Wielenga, Abby Fedders, Kyrin De Groot, Madison Emerick; PM Sean Baccam Family   

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Emily Van Schepen, Sara Grevengoed, Abigail Kats, Haley Wielenga, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Cory De Wit Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Harlan Mouw, Brody Pollema, Tim Kats, Andrew Hoekstra

USHERS FOR MAR.: Justin Van Schepen, Evan Wielenga, Ross Te Slaa, Tyler 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 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Cornerstone Ministries

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Vell                              NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Bobbie

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                          NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Tonya

                                                                                                                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Ben  

CORRESPONDENCE: Jay De Wit to Justin Van Zee; Ken Draayer to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kevin Driesen to Michael Ribbons; John Emerick to Kevin Schutte; Dan Fedders to Lauren Runia; Mark Fedders to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

    7:00 PM      Music & Worship Committee Meeting (meet in the basement)

    7:00 PM      Mission Guild. Lesson 11

    7:00 PM      YPS: Movie Night. Devotions: Riley G. & Ashlyn G.; Lunch: Ashten W. &

                          Teagan DJ

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 21, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Brothers and sisters in Christ, grace and peace be to you as we join in worship. Welcome! 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.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 4 titled “A Personal Testimony”.

THIS MORNING we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. The elders are offering communion packets to all professing members who enter the church. If you have not received one and are already seated, feel free to get a packet from the table in the back of church. The communion packet contains a wafer under a cellophane seal. This clear cellophane seal at the top must be removed first to access the wafer. To access the juice, peel back the second seal being careful not to squeeze the plastic cup. Point the tab away from you as you remove the seal. If you wish to do this prior to communion, you can keep the grape juice in the communion rack in the pew in front of you.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND will meet in Orange City on Tuesday, March 2. Delegates from our church are Pastor Loren, Elder Glen Scholten and Deacon Jon Scholten.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CELEBRATION DAY will be held on Wednesday, March 31. We will start eating at 5:30p (concession stand) featuring pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, popcorn, chips and beverages. We are requesting each family with kids in school to bring some kind of baked goods (bars, cookies, puppy chow, etc.) to sell at the concession stand. There will NOT be a meat sale this year!

ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER service with Hope CRC will be held on Wed., March 10, at 7:00p at First CRC.

TO THE EMT/EMS PERSONS IN OUR CHURCH: Thank you for your prompt and courteous response to Carols’ needs last Sunday. We are thankful for your professional demeanor while assisting us. Give thanks with us for God’s protection and care during the quick hospital trip and for good results of tests taken there. You are appreciated. AND, thanks to all who remembered us in your prayers as well. Our God is indeed good.

                                                                                                                                    Carol & Rog Vis

THANK YOU to all who lifted me up with prayer, phone calls, cards, and visits during my recent surgery and continued recovery. Also, thank you to Pastor Kotman and Elder De Kruyf for their phone visits and prayers and to our care group for the fruit basket. Each act of kindness has warmed our hearts and lifted us up. Most importantly, thank you God for your healing hands. We love our Hull church family and that will not change. We thank God for you all. -Arch & Val Brummel

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Jarvis De Wild has had several procedures at Avera McKennan Hospital over the past several weeks to remove fluid from around his left lung. This past Tuesday he had a tube inserted in his chest so he can have the fluid removed at home. Please pray for strength and relief from the effects of the fluid.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ed Scholten in the passing of his wife, Eunice, on Monday morning. May God comfort Ed and other family members in their sorrow.

John Bolkema was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Wednesday after having fallen at his home. Pray for better health for John.

John Scholten was hoping on Thursday to be home by the weekend. Pray for strength and better health for John.

Jacoba Rens continues as a resident at Royale Meadows. Pray for God’s healing mercies and for strength.

Jean De Jong returned home from the hospital on Monday. Give thanks that she is making progress. Pray for strength and continued healing.

Dave Kroese will be undergoing back surgery (lumbar fusion) on Wednesday, March 3. Please pray for a successful surgery and a good recovery.

Give thanks that Carol Reekers, mother of Cindy LeLoux, had a good week this past week. Pray that the radiation and chemo treatment will be effective in fighting the cancer.

Pray for all those in this congregation and beyond who are struggling with Covid.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, 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, Jacoba Rens; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Please be in prayer for Sarah Fykstra and her family as she has a lumpectomy scheduled for Thursday, February 25, to remove a spot of early-stage breast cancer. Pray for the surgery to go well and also pray that the radiation which will start in about 4 weeks will go well.

Please be in prayer for Lee & Wanda Talsma as they have both tested positive for COVID. Also, pray for Lee as he will now have to reschedule his back surgery to a later date due to testing positive.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. We praise God that his esophageal gap has gotten smaller as his stomach grows bigger. The procedure to fuse that gap is scheduled for March 16 (back to the original date).

We continue to pray for those who are affected by Covid-19.

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Updated list of job opening at HCS:  There are several openings for the 2021-2022 school year. HCS is accepting applications for a part-time first grade teacher, part-time para-professional, part-time librarian and full-time resource room coordinator/teacher. There is potential to combine some of these part-time positions into full time. 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 any questions.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. Together, we are fighting cancer on all fronts. Together, we can make a difference. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, please contact Julie Mesman at Person Touch Designs 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 16. THANK YOU for helping to save lives and create a world with more birthdays.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CHORAL DEPARTMENT will present a Choral Ensembles Concert on Friday, March 5, at 7:30p in the Dordt Auditorium. This performance will include Bella Voce (women’s chorus), Canons of Dordt (men’s chorus), Chorale (85-voice mixed choir), and Concert Choir (53-voice advanced mixed choir). The repertoire will focus on themes of worship, music’s beauty, and moving from darkness to light. The music draws from a wide range of styles from the Renaissance to new works. Also featured will be the Midwest premiere of John Muehleisen’s “Kyrie Angustiis” (Kyrie for Troubled Times). Joining the choir will be several instrumental collaborators including piano, string quartet featuring Dordt string faculty, and guitar. Bella Voce is conducted by Dr. Carrie Groenewold; all other ensembles are conducted by Ryan Smit. Due to limited seating because of the current pandemic, this concert is NOT open to the public but will be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/event/572686. Only those who have received a ticket from a musician may attend in person. Masks are required for those attending and seating groups will be socially distanced. Dordt University continues to monitor how COVID-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions or cancellations.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS BAND & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA will present a concert on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The concert will feature music by Bob Margolis, Michael Colgrass, Gustav Holst, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others. Undergraduate guest conductor Claira De Jong will take the stage in her instrumental conducting debut with the Campus Band to conduct Hugh Stuart’s “Three Ayers from Gloucester.” The ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Onsby C. Rose. Due to limited seating this concert is NOT open to the public but will be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/event/572686. Only those who received a ticket from a musician may attend in person. Masks are required for this attending and seating groups will be socially distanced. Dordt University continues to monitor how COVID-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions or cancellations.

DORDT UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY will present their album preview concert titled “Music With Friends” on Monday, March 8, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. This concert is in celebration of the first full-length Wind Symphony CD which will be recorded on the Mark Custom Records label. The concert will consist of all selections to be recorded on the new album. Each of the composers represented on the album is a living composer that has a personal connection to Dordt. The recording sessions for this new album will take place March 10-13 and the official release of the album will be fall of 2021. Due to limited seating tickets are required to attend in person. To reserve your ticket, call 712-722-6222. Masks are required for those attending and seating groups will be socially distanced. The concert will also be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/event/572686. Dordt University continues to monitor how COVID-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions or cancellations.