February 5, 2017
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 5, 2017
Rev. Doug De Groot….Guest Minister
Preparation for Worship: God, thank you for calling me holy and calling me into holy living. Help me make loving choices this week so I reflect your holiness in all I do.
WE COME TO WORSHIP
*Call to Worship: Psalm 134
*Opening Hymn: #501:1-7 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
*God’s Greeting and Mutual Greeting
WE COME TO CONFESS
The Law of God: Exodus 20
Call to Confession: Isaiah 64:6-7
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance: I John 1:8-9
Hymn of Assurance: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”
Offering: 1. Boiler Project; 2. Hope Haven
WE COME TO LISTEN
*Hymn of Preparation: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Genesis 39
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Joseph – Making the Best of It”
Prayer of Application
WE LEAVE TO SERVE
*Song of Response: #469:1-4 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
*Doxology: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a
GREETERS TODAY: Mark & Teresa Fedders, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rob & Donna Fedders, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens
NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Lane Driesen, Mackelle Grevengoed, Anna Zomermaand; PM Brody Pollema Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Brittany Van Otterloo, Amy Emerick, Ethan Ney, Mitchell Winterfeld, Erika Feenstra; PM Waylon Pollema Family
USHERS FOR FEB.: Don Krommendyk, Justin Pollema, Ross Te Slaa, Jonathon De Wild
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. Boiler Project; 2. Hope Haven
NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed. Fund
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Eric & Michelle Z.; NEXT SUNDAY: Lynn & Linda A.
POWER POINT TODAY: Noah NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Shad
CORRESPONDENCE: Joyce Vande Griend to Kevin Schutte; Greg Vanden Bosch to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lawrence Vander Esch to Lauren Runia; Russ Vander Schaaf to Justin Van Zee; Harold Vander Vegte to Sos & Kara Maletoungou
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
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
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)
7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Jay & Donna
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 4 Discover Nehemiah
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 9. Opening Prayer: Linda Brunsting; Closing Prayer: Peg V.
7:00 PM Men’s Society
7:00 PM Music & Worship Committee – meet in the basement by the kitchen
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
February 5, 2017
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Sisters and brothers in Christ, welcome to worship! May your time in the Lord be rich and blessed. 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 greetings until the end of February. 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.
WE WELCOME Rev. Doug De Groot as he leads our morning worship service and Rev. Klompien who will lead our evening worship service.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are willing to take anyone who needs a ride to their doctor’s appointment. Call your Care Group Elder or Karen (439-1626) if you would like to use this available service.
COLLEGE/CAREER BIBLE STUDY will be meeting next Sunday evening, February 12, at 7:15p in the Youth Building.
THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. Cold cut sandwiches and salad will be served for supper. Jennie Pluim will demonstrate how to make olie bollen and we will enjoy the finished product for dessert. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutsch at (605) 742-4469 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with any questions.
PICTURE DIRECTORIES of new families are available on the narthex table. If you did not receive one in your mailbox, feel free to take one.
THANK YOU to the congregation for prayers, calls, and cards while I was sick and in the hospital. A special thank you to Pastor Kotman for his continued visits, calls, and prayers on our behalf. We are thankful for healing and we pray that I continue to improve. We also wish to thank the congregation for their prayers, calls and cards in the passing of our father, Ted Ribbens. Thank you to our Care Group for the lovely plant and note. It was all greatly appreciated. Dad longed to go home to Heaven and we are so thankful that God quickly took Dad home. –Phil & Sherry Brummel
THANK YOU: I had a checkup appointment at Mayo. The surgeon was satisfied with the progress I am making. I will start a series of physical therapy to get as much of my normal range of motion back as possible. I currently have no infection and “startup walking” pain only. Marlys and I are very thankful for your cards, visits, words of encouragement and prayers from our church family, our family and our friends in the community. We also appreciate the many phone calls, prayers and visits from Pastor Kotman. Most of all, we praise God for His healing mercies and safe travels over these last months. –Cliff Koele
THE HULL CHAMBER welcomes The Blessed & Unbreakable Tour, featuring SELAH & speaker Missy Robertson to Hull on Sat., Feb. 18, at 7:00 at the Western Event Center. Purchase your tickets for RESERVED SEATING at http://www.itickets.com/events/371249.html. Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Eldon De Wild had his heart test done in Minneapolis on Thursday, February 2. They are now waiting for results. Pray that God will open the doors for a heart and lung transplant.
Prayers are requested for Joni Hash, daughter of Sandy Starkenburg and granddaughter of Joyce Vande Griend, as she was admitted to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls this past week with severe stomach pains and an infection. Pray for wisdom for the doctors to determine the cause of the pain and relief from pain for Joni.
Gert Zevenbergen continues under the care of hospice at Pleasant Acres. Pray that Gert will be comfortable.
Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights; Don Westra in his home, Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We pray for continued recovery for Debbie Middendorp, daughter of Dave and Doris Van Beek.
Mary Lund had knee replacement surgery this week. Pray for strength and healing for her in the next few weeks.
We pray for continued healing and strength for Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Merideth Van Otterloo. We keep Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, in our prayers as he prepares for surgery related to colon cancer.
Mary Grooters continues under the care of hospice. We pray for God’s care and comfort for Mary and for her family.
We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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.
Western Christian is seeking part-time custodial help. If interested, please contact Dan Barkel at 439-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Christian midyear Society meeting and parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, February 23. Parent teacher conferences will begin at 5:00p and the midyear Society meeting will be at 7:00p in the cafeteria.
HCS Hostess Supper: The Hostess Supper is coming up on Friday, February 10! We will be having a CATERED MEAL this year. After a delicious supper, sit back to watch Hull Christian Family Feud! The teams are already being formed and getting excited to provide us with an entertaining evening. We are looking forward to a great night of food and fellowship! Hostesses will be calling soon, but if you do not get a call in the next week and want to enjoy an entertaining evening while supporting HCS, please contact the office at 439-2273!
DORDT COLLEGE: The community is invited to hear Dordt College First Monday speaker Jemar Tisby on February 6. Tisby will give a lecture, “Red and Blue, Black and White: Untangling Race, Politics, and Religion in America,” at 11:00a in the Auditorium. You can learn more about Tisby online at www.dordt.edu.
DORDT COLLEGE: Jewish scholar Jared Goldfarb will present two public lectures on Feb. 6&7. On Monday, Feb. 6, he will speak on “The Disappearing Dead Sea: Politics, Theology, and the Environment” in the Science and Technology Center classroom SB 1606 at 3:00p. An evening lecture, “Considering Israel/Palestine: The Bible, Geopolitics, Narrative, and More” will be given on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8:00p in classroom SB 1606.
THE “NAMI” (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, February 7. Video: Living with Mental Illness, featuring Patrick Kennedy and Dr. Elyn Saks. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.
THE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Wednesday, February 8, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This Support Group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind. For more information, please contact Melinda at 712-476-8214. New members are always welcome!
ALPHA CENTER PURITY BALL for Fathers and Daughters, ages 12-18, will be held on Saturday, February 11, at 7:00p at CJ Callaway’s. The evening will include a speaker, dessert and a dance! For information and to register call (605) 335-3643 or visit abstinence.net.
THE 11TH ANNUAL Prairie Grass Film Challenge films will be screened across the Dordt College campus starting at 5:45p on Friday, Feb. 17. The award ceremony and presentation of the top films will begin at 8:00p in the Auditorium. For more information or to view previous films go to www.dordt.edu/filmchallenge. This is a free event that is open to the public.
DORDT COLLEGE: More than 30 countries will be represented at Dordt on Sat., Feb. 18. Students will have the opportunity to share food, fashion, and activities showcasing their home cultures at the annual Cultural Fair. Hosted by the Dordt Students Without Borders (SWB) cross-cultural club, the fair begins at 5:00p in the De Yager Student Activity Center. The fashion show, an audience favorite, begins at 7:00p. The event is free and open to the public.
SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a home in Sioux Center. Application forms are available at the Sioux Center Library, Sioux Center City Office and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership. Completed applications are to be returned by Feb. 10 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247.
THE DORDT MUSIC DEPARMENT is pleased to announce that it will host a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) in conjunction with the South Dakota Chapter of American Guild of Organists. POE are one-week summer camps in which students ages 13-18 may begin or continue organ studies. Participants must have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency. The camp includes daily lessons by master teachers and performances by nationally-known artists. Our POE will take place June 11-16 on the campus of Dordt College. Brochures are available on the narthex table. For more information email John.MacInnis@Dordt.edu or call 722-6202.