February 4, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 4, 2018
Gale Tien.…Guest Pastor
Preparation for worship:” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22
WE COME TO WORSHIP
Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”
WE COME TO CONFESS
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Hymn of Assurance: #499:1,4,5,6 “My God, How Wonderful You Are”
Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Building Fund
WE COME TO LISTEN
*Song of Preparation: #400:1-4 “Praise the Savior, Now and Ever”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Galatians 5:22-25
God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Spiritual Check Up”
Prayer of Application
WE LEAVE TO SERVE
*Song of Response: #285:1-4 “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
*Parting Song: #555:1-3 “Lead On, O King Eternal”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa, Deacon Terry & Dee Jansma
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM YPS (Sophomore girls) PM Kyle & Becca Te Slaa, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit
NURSERY TODAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Talan De Yager, Savannah Feenstra, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Shad Kats Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Steph Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Addison Rozeboom, Aubri Fedders, Mitchell Winterfeld; PM Travis Kooima Family
USHERS FOR FEB.: Dan Poppema, Brad Kats, Kyle Bolkema, Rick De Groot
VALET PARKING FEB.: AM Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw; PM Colin Westra, Dawson Feenstra
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Mission Fund; 2. Building Fund
OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: YPS
- SERVERS TODAY: Doug & Sandy P. NEXT WEEK: Kyle & Shae P.
POWER POINT TODAY: Jason/Julie NEXT WEEK: Arlene
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Shad
CORRESPONDENCE: Harry Meendering to Justin Van Zee; Harlan Mouw to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jake Ney to Kevin Schutte; Larry Oolman to Lauren Runia; Seth Oostenink 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
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes (10th/11th grade meet in the Council Room)
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
10:45 AM Adult Sunday School – meet in Pastor’s office
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship “Souper” Bowl Party at the Salazars. Bring a snack to share.
6:45 PM GEMS will meet at Hope CRC (see announcement in insert)
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7 of Discover Isaiah
- PM Music & Worship Committee (basement by the kitchen)
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 10. Opening prayer: Arlene VH; Closing prayer: Gaylene B.
7:00 PM Men’s Society
7:00 PM YPS – Justice for All. Devotions/lunch: Leaders
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
February 4, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL The psalmist declares: “How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious” (Psalm 147:1). So then, let us worship. 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: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting from now until March 15. Elders and Pastor will greet you after the service today, but not shake your hand. Greeters will be available prior to the service, but also will not shake your hand.
TODAY we welcome Gale Tien from Orange City as he leads our worship services.
PLEASE NOTE: The 10th/11th Grade Catechism Class will meet in the consistory room and Adult Sunday School will meet in Pastor’s office.
GEMS will meet Monday, February 5, for a regular meeting from 6:45-8:30p at Hope CRC. We also plan to meet Monday, February 19, so be sure to put it on your calendars. Please notify your daughter’s counselor or Karinda de Boom (firstname.lastname@example.org) if she will not be attending or will be arriving late. This helps us plan lessons and crafts.
THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 15, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy a baked potato bar for lunch. Following our meal, we will watch a deeply impactful Louie Giglio passion talk. Please call Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE: The YPS would like to invite all Senior Citizens to a night of games, fellowship and food on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00p in the Youth Building.
THE CHURCH LIBRARY has been given the complete video series “That the World May Know” by Ray Vander Laan along with the Discovery Guides. The congregation is encouraged to check them out. If any societies would like to use them as study material, please contact Linda Kroese to reserve them.
ANYONE who would like a postcard size photo of Luke and Fiona can contact the church office (439-1626) or email@example.com or stop by the office to pick one up. -Karen
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you enjoy visiting with others and making a difference. Consider becoming a Hospice Volunteer! Opportunities are available in this area! If interested contact St. Croix Hospice (712) 264-5674 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEMS GIRLS’ CLUB is celebrating its 60th birthday this year and we plan to kick off the celebration at the 2018 Conference. Any woman is invited to attend! Will you help us celebrate? Join us in Ancaster, Ontario at Redeemer University College on July 13-15, 2018. You can find more details on the GEMS website. Discounted individual and group rates are available until March 10. Register soon!
THANK YOU to our congregation for the visits of Pastor Kotman and Elder Jansen with the passing of John’s brother. Thanks also for the many expressions of sympathy, prayers, cards, food, and a lovely plaque from our Care Group on Trust. We thank you for remembering us. – John & Betty Bolkema
THANK YOU: We would like to thank Rev. Kotman & Norma and Ed & Noella Haveman for their visits and phone calls while dad was in the hospital and after his passing. Also, thanks to our Care Group for the picture. Thank you to Kari & Jake Ney for the meal. What a blessing to know Dad is pain free in heaven. Thank you for the many cards we received. What a blessing this church is. – Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch and family
THANK YOU: Many people look at the new year as a time to start with a clean slate. At the Luke Society, we prefer to think of it as the continuation of a grander project. Your past support has allowed Christian health professionals around the world build a foundation on which they can serve the medical needs of their regions while proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. We wish to thank 1st CRC for supporting this work as our directors build on that foundation and take the next steps toward expanding the King of Heaven to all nations.
-The Luke Society
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We extend our Christian sympathy to Noah & Susan De Yager and family in the passing of their grandmother, Minnie De Yager of Inwood on Sunday, Jan. 28th. Funeral services were held on Friday.
Audrey Jongetjes spent a few days in the Sioux Center Hospital due to shortness of breath. She was able to return to Pleasant Acres but is now on oxygen. Continue to keep Audrey in your prayers.
Destiny Vande Weerd, infant daughter of Jesse and Amber, was released from Avera-McKennan Hospital on Monday and is doing well. Thank God for answered prayers.
Continue to keep Darlene Kroese in your prayers. She had two surgeries related to gallbladder issues and is now recuperating at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray for healing.
Bob Soodsma had successful hip replacement surgery on Tuesday at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls. Plans are for him to return home on Friday. Pray for continued healing.
Skyler Bonestroo had successful shoulder surgery on Wednesday at Dakota Dunes. He returned home the same day. Pray for relief from pain and healing.
Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma in your prayers.
Continue to remember Judi Wesselink’s father, Bernard Driesen, as he recovers from the esophageal surgery. It is a long road to recovery. Pray for continued progress.
Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer. Pray for continued good health.
Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, Wilma Altena at the Good Samaritan Society in George, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Piper De Kam, daughter of Matt and Cacey De Kam, was able to return home on Saturday, January 27. We pray for continued healing and strength for Piper and Cacey.
We give thanks for the birth of Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and grand-daughter of Diana and Dave Kooima. Jemma was born with a significant heart condition that required surgery immediately after her birth. She is doing well, but her condition remains very serious. Please pray for continued health and healing.
We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.
We remember our members who reside in care facilities: 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.
HCS Hostess Supper: This year’s Hostess Supper is on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 PM! We will be having a CATERED MEAL and are looking forward to a great night of food and fellowship! Proceeds from the evening will be put towards expenses for a water bottle fountain and new athletic uniforms.
Western Christian is seeking part-time custodial/cleaning help. We have need of someone to work approximately six hours per day from Monday through Friday. Work can be completed in the early mornings or after school/evenings. It can also be divided between two or more persons. If you have any interest, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 or email email@example.com.
Western Christian High School is looking for two outgoing and enthusiastic fulltime people to serve either as co-managers or one manager and one assistant manager for their new thrift store which will be opening in 2018. This is a great opportunity to start this business from the ground up. Managerial responsibilities will include being responsible for all duties having to do with the operation of the store including, but not limited to, sorting and flow of donations, scheduling of staff, monetary responsibilities, facilitation of displays, advertising duties and decisions, research and development, customer, employee, and volunteer relations and facilitations of deliveries and pickups. Salary plus benefits. If you are interested please submit a resume to Western Christian High School, Attn: HR Dept., P.O. Box 658, Hull, IA 51239.
THE “NAMI” Support Group will meet in the Fireside Room of central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.
DORDT: The biennial Dordt College Orchestra Festival will take place on Feb. 9 at 7:00p in the Auditorium. In addition to the Orchestra, three area high schools are participating in the festival: Le Mars Community, Unity Christian, and Western Christian. The concert will end with a mass orchestra consisting of more than 110 string players.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Join CFE’s annual meeting on Tues., Feb. 20, at 7:00 AM in their Sioux Center office. Anyone involved with CFE: clients, financial partners, volunteers, prayer warriors, board members, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend. Information on our progress, review of the new budget, election of officers, and introduction of staff and the new Executive Director will take place. Light refreshments served.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Love, INC will be running a spring session of Faith & Finances class beginning in March. We are looking for volunteers to be personal mentors to the participants. If you have a passion for helping others with their finances and understand how managing finances can transform the lives of families then we’d love to have you get involved. You do not need to have any special training or financial background. A one-time information training session on the materials is provided by Love INC. Please call Debbie Van’t Hul at 476-5990.