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February 3, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – February 3, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman….Minister    YOUTH SUNDAY      

Preparation for Worship: The psalmist declared to God, “For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people” (Ps. 52:9). We, too, gather to praise the Lord. Welcome!

 

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Welcome   

*Call to Worship: Haley Driesen

*Opening Prayer: Aimee Vanden Bosch

*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other  

*Opening Songs: #486: 1-3 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

                                                          #562:1-3 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

 

WE SEEK THE LORD

Reading of the Law: Dawson Feenstra, Mitchell Winterfeld, Anna Zomermaand, Jaiden Bonestroo

Prayer of Confession: Mackelle Grevengoed

Song of Confession: SW#15 “You Are My All in All”

Assurance of Pardon: Amanda Wiersma

Congregational Prayer: Colin Westra, Marcus Te Krony

Offering: 1. Young People’s Society; 2. Mission Fund

Offertory  

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message (“This Little Light of Mine” vs. 1,2,3,5) by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation:  #762:1,2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 5:13-16

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Salt and Light”

Prayer of Application

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: #562:4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

 

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  AM YPS; PM Mark & Teresa Fedders, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rob & Donna Fedders, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Betty Vande Griend, Emily Van Schepen, Kyrin De Groot, Dason Van’t Hul, Ashlyn Grevengoed; PM Sean Baccam Family   

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Teresa Vanden Bosch, Hilary Van Hill, Maeva Haveman, Ashten Winterfeld, Teagan De Jager; PM Carl Bonestroo Family  

 

USHERS FOR FEB: Grant Vanden Bosch, Travis Kooima, Brent De Jager, Andrew Hoekstra

VALET PARKING FOR FEB.: Feb. 3: Jason Kats & Eric Rens; Feb. 10: Jacob Westra & Tim Kats; Feb. 17: Sam Scholten & Ben Vant Hul; Feb. 14: Curtis Van Grouw & 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 1. YPS; 2. Mission Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Walt & Lavonne                 NEXT SUNDAY: Jarvis & Shari

 

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                          NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya                       

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                           NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Wilmar Pollema to Justin Van Zee; Dan Poppema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Eric Rens to Michael Ribbons, Shirley Rens to Kevin Schutte; Gary Roetman to Lauren Runia; Brian Rozeboom to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church 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 Classes

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship – Super “Nacho” Bowl Party at Shari De Wild’s house

MONDAY

   6:45 PM       GEMS meeting at Hope CRC. If your daughter will not be able to attend, please let either Karina de Boom or her counselor know.

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lunch: Nelvina Kroese

   7:00 PM       YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Dalton W. & Treyton S.; Lunch: Dalton W. & Jaiden B.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 3, 2019

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Jesus often gathered for worship with his disciples and others. Following his example, we gather now to grow in God and glorify his name. 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. 

 

REMINDER: We have ceased all handshake greeting until the middle of March. 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.

 

TODAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY: Our Young People will be participating in the service this morning.

 

WE WELCOME Pastor Carl Klompien as he leads our evening worship service. His message is from I Peter 2 titled “Our Gracious Identity”.

 

HULL 1ST CRC GUATEMALA PROJECT: This is the final notice to sign up for our Guatemala Serve Project scheduled for May 1-8. We only have a couple people interested so far and need at least 4 to 6 more. If finances are holding you back, we will see if we can identify some sponsors. Please contact Val Brummel at val.brummel@gmail.com or 712-441-3008 if interested or questions.

 

PASTOR LOREN will be on vacation from Tuesday, Feb. 5, through Tues. Feb. 12. In case of a special need, you may call Rev. Klompien or your Care Group Elder.

 

CADETS: The Snow Derby has been re-scheduled for Sat., Feb. 16. Practice will be held in the Cadet building at 7:00p on Wed., Feb. 6 & 13 in preparation for this event. If your son(s) are interested, have them attend this practice. If you have other questions, email me or Jake Ney (coach) at jakeney316@gmail.com.

 

KIDS’ CLUB is off to an exciting start in 2019 and we need your help! We are looking for some food and paper donations so we can feed the children a snack when they arrive at Kids’ Club. We also need some miscellaneous supplies for crafts, games and fun! If you are willing to help us, please take a donation slip from the table and return the purchased item(s) to the box in the kitchen by Sunday, Feb. 3rd. Thank you so much for your support.

 

SIOUX COUNTY YOUTH WORSHIP NIGHT! A night for Sioux County area youth to experience the Lord in a new and exciting way. A group of passionate Dordt Students have a vision to see middle and high schoolers in this area praise God together in one room. Throughout the night there will be food, fun, energetic worship, teaching, and fellowship. This event will be held on Wednesday, February 20, from 6:00-8:00p. The event is FREE of charge. Pizza served in the Campus Center along with games and a time to get to know students from other churches from 6:00-6:40; 6:45-8:00 will be a time of games, worship, and teaching in the BJ Haan Auditorium. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

 

THANK YOU to all who congratulated me for my birthday, for the many cards, and the beautiful flowers from my care group. Thank God for ninety wonderful years He has given me. I thank Him for my family and that we could be together this weekend for my birthday. God is so good and I thank Him for a caring church family.

                                                                                                                                                -Berdena Bylsma

 

SAVE THE DATE:  Wed., Feb. 27, GEMS and Cadets will be holding their annual Supper and Pinewood Derby Race at HCS. Supper will be served from 5:30-7:00p with the races starting at 7:00p.

 

EASTER CANTATA: “It Is Finished”. We are excited to once again be organizing this wonderful worship event for our Hull Community – Easter Sunday evening, April 21. Voices from Junior High and older are encouraged to be a part of this fantastic community choir!! Rehearsals will start on Sunday, March 3, from 3:00-4:00p at Hope CRC. Contact Shelly Van Otterloo with any questions (470-4937). Please consider raising your voice as we celebrate our Risen Savior this Easter!!

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • We extend our Christian sympathy to Walt & Lavonne den Hoed as they mourn the passing of Walt’s brother, Adrian from Harrisburg, SD, who passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24. May God comfort them in their sorrow.
  • Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Pray the chemo will be effective in reducing the numbers for his Multiple Myeloma.
  • Russ Vander Schaaf continues to recover from his recent surgeries. Doctors are considering a next step. Russ will likely remain a patient at the VA Hospital at least another week. Pray for better health.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Pray for relief from the side effects from cancer meds. Pray for better health and for a better appetite. Duane figured out who is doing his driveway but is not going to release the name. “Thank you very much.”
  • Heath Stoker is doing well as he continues on maintenance chemo & bone hardener. Please continue to pray for good health and building of his immune system.
  • Give thanks that Lisa Wiersma is doing well. She is grateful that her side effects are very minimal. She has finished four weeks of treatment with two remaining.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS: 

  • Sienna De Kam, daughter of Brad & Faye De Kam, was able to return home from the hospital after being treated for RSV. We give thanks for God’s healing mercies.
  • Joan Buyert continues her recovery at Royale Meadows in Sioux Center. Please pray for her strength, wisdom and encouragement.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS is accepting applications for a middle school teacher. This individual will be responsible for teaching mostly language arts classes. The position can be either part-time or 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.

      Little Blessings Pre-School Registration: HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Pre-School the evening of Feb. 21, from 6:30-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will be making a presentation at 7:00 regarding the daily activities of pre-school. You can pre-register using the form found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) under the heading Forms and Documents. This pre-registration form will be posted on February 20 at 6:00p. Please submit your pre-registration form through e-mail (office@hullchristian.com), mail or by dropping it off at the school office. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE’S ANDREAS CENTER First Mondays Speaker Series will feature song and modern-day hymn writer, Sandra McCracken, on Mon., Feb. 4, in the Auditorium. 11a: A song writer’s Journey through the Psalms. 8:00p: Concert – Singing the Songs of Lament (free tickets via Eventbrite). More information at Andreas Center Facebook Page. Both events are free and open to the public (though RSVP is necessary for the concert).

 

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tues., Feb. 5. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

 

LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is proud to present “Love and Laugh” on Sat., Feb. 9, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Doors for the dinner theater style event will open at 5:00p followed by a catered meal at 5:30p and an improvisational comedy show by Slap Happy Comedy at 7. This Christian two-man duo brings a clean, high energy, hilarious, interactive comedy experience that will involve the entire audience and guarantees fun for the entire family. Tickets to this event are an ideal Valentine’s Day gift and can be purchased for $30 a piece or you may reserve a complete table of 8 by calling the Love INC office at 476-5990.

 

INSPIRATION HILLS: Summer Registration opens Feb. 1st. Make sure you visit our website to look at our available camps and dates that you want to send your child/grandchild to! 4th-6th Grade Winter Retreat is scheduled for Feb. 15th-16th. Come for a reunion with your friends to play great camp games, eat delicious food and chapel. Our theme is ANCHOR from Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure”. If you would like to request a Scholarship, please register before Feb. 3rd. Visit our website wwwinspirationhills.org for more information and to register. “Wild at Heart Men’s Boot Camp” is March 7-10. Written on every man’s heart is a yearning for adventure, battle, and beauty. A man needs a deeper understanding of why these longings govern him – and why God made him just like that. Visit our website for more information and to register!

 

ORANGE CITY Area Home Health & Hospice is offering a Grief Support Group for six consecutive Tuesday afternoons beginning Feb. 12 from 1-2:30p in the private dining room at Prairie Ridge Care Center. The goal is to help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment to express their feelings. Professionals and past participants also share information about grief, and help group members discover the skills they need to begin again. Pre-register by Feb. 8 by calling the Home Health & Hospice office at 712-737-5279.

 

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a future home in Orange City. Application forms are available at the Orange City City Office, Orange City Library and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/. Completed applications are due by March 4. Questions, contact Kurt Franje, 712-476-2804.