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February 7, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –February 7, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the

one I praise.” Jeremiah 17:14  

GOD MEETS US FOR WORSHIP

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

GOD RENEWS US WITH HIS GRACE

Baptism of Harper Joy Byl

Baptism Song: #339:1,2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #282:1,4 “Break Now the Bread of Life”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 5:1-15

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Do You Want to Get Well?”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #363:1-3 “Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old”

GOD PREPARES US FOR SERVICE

 Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper (PH p. 976)

*Hymn: SW#21:1,2 “There Is a Redeemer”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: SW#21:3 “There Is a Redeemer”

*Postlude       

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Dennis & Jackie Vande Griend, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson, Elder Gerald Jansen

NURSERY TODAY AM Megan Kooima, Alysia Haveman, Dylan Zomermaand, Erika Feenstra, Logan Baccam; PM Kirk Struik Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Lane Driesen, Dalton Westra, Samantha Pollema; PM Nic Van Engen Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Rick De Groot, Kevin Driesen, Mike Grevengoed, Scott Kroese

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. Building Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

NEXT SUNDAY:  Parking Lot

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Merlyn & Linda K.        NEXT WEEK: Bud & Lou Krommendyk

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Julie   NEXT WEEK: AM set: Julie; PM Jon                                

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                            NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Lynn Anderson to Justin Van Zee; Sean Bacccam to Kevin Schutte; Cody Bauer to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Harlyn Bolkema to Lauren Runia; John Bolkema 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    Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM    Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM    Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

MONDAY

   6:45 PM    GEMS at Hope CRC. We will be hosting a supper with the Cadets Wed., Feb. 24. Further details will be emailed to families.

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

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

   2:00 PM    Bereans. Hostess: Joyce Vander Well

   5:00 PM    Cadets – watch your email for work assignments for the potato bake fundraiser for the Sandbultes. Please be in full uniform since we will have a regular meeting after we clean up. Do Lesson A-16 in your Feb. Quest.

   7:00 PM    Music & Worship Committee Meeting

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 7, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship, brothers and sisters! It is good to gather to praise our Lord Jesus. 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. 

THIS MORNING we will witness the baptism of Harper Joy Byl, infant daughter of Mitchell & Kelsi Byl. We also welcome Mitchell as a member. He comes to us from First CRC in Rock Valley.

THIS MORNING we take time to prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday. NOTE: The Lord’s supper would normally be celebrated on March 13 but has been moved ahead because we will celebrate the Lord’s supper on Good Friday, March 25. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Harlyn Bolkema (441-6875) or Dave Te Slaa (439-2370).

EASTER CANTATA: The rehearsals for the Community Easter Cantata have begun and we’d LOVE to have more voices join us! Please feel free to come this Sunday – 3:30 at First CRC!! The Cantata – “It is finished” will be performed on Easter evening at First CRC at 6:00p. Questions? Contact Shelly Van Otterloo!

THIS EVENING Pastor Kotman’s message is taken from I Corinthians 1:13-31 & Belgic Confession Art 1 titled “God: Completely Wise”.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will NOT be meeting this month. We will meet again in March.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will NOT be meeting this Sunday. We will be meeting next Sunday, Feb. 14th. Lesson 3. Lunch: Lois Salazar & Arlene Van’t Hul. We will be meeting in the church basement!! We will also be meeting on February 28th (not Feb. 21st as previously listed).

LADIES who are interested in helping at JFA on Tuesday, Feb. 9th, should meet in the upper parking lot at church to car pool at 12:45p.

THE HULL CADET CLUB will be having a Potato Bake on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Serving will be from 5:00-7:00p at the Hull Christian School. It will be a free will donation with all proceeds going to Mark and Sara Sandbulte to help with expenses after their house fire on Christmas.

NEW PHONE NUMBERS: Rod & Connie Te Krony no longer have a land line phone. Their cell phone numbers are: Rod: 470-1201; Connie: 470-0265.

COLLEGE/CAREER BIBLE STUDY will be meeting next Sunday, February 14th, at 7:15p in the Youth Building. Contact Curt Van Grouw (451-8272) with questions.

ADDRESS: One of our former ministers is celebrating his 100th birthday on Feb. 17th. For those wishing to send him a card his address is: Rev. Gysbert Rozeboom, 2121 Raybrook SE #372, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE: Kyle & Cindy LeLoux new email address is: kleloux27@gmail.com.

THE CHRISTIAN ED. SOUP SUPPER is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Hull Christian School. Serving is from 5:00-7:00p. Work assignments and food donation requests are in the church mailboxes.

THANKS SO VERY MUCH to the congregation for your cards, expressions of sympathy and words of encouragement on the death of my brother, Norm. Thanks to Pastor Kotman for his visit and prayers. It is good to experience God’s grace and mercy in the fellowship of His people. –Rog & Fran De Kruyf

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to Theresa De Wit and her family in the passing of her sister-in-law, Stephena Vander Werff, age 94, of Sanborn on Sunday evening, January 31.

Continue to pray for Nell Brunsting at Pleasant Acres (Room 14). Pray for continued strength and healing. 

Give thanks that the balloon procedure went well for Joyce Kroese in Rochester. Continue to pray for strength and better health.

Alberta Vander Wilt’s health is declining. She is now 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.

Give thanks that Sherry Brummel has recovered from her bronchitis and received her last chemo 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 express our sympathy to Marion Van Soelen and family in the passing of his sister, Gertrude Van Soelen, 83, from Sully. She died peacefully at Grinnell Hospital on Thursday, January 28. The funeral was held this past Monday at Sully CRC. The family gives thanks for her life and for God’s eternal comfort.

Joan Buyert had heart valve replacement surgery on Tuesday, February 2. She is doing very well. We pray for her continued recovery.

Luke Hulstein, son of Josh and Kaylee Hulstein, underwent surgery to remove his tonsils, adenoids, and a procedure with his tongue. He is having a very difficult time with pain from the surgery. Please pray for healing for him and for Josh and Kaylee as they care for him.

Please keep Joyce Heynen, mother of Julie Kraayenbrink and grandmother of Melissa Boer, in your prayers. She has been hospitalized at Avera in Sioux Falls after experiencing a stroke last week. Please pray for her as she begins her rehabilitation.

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 Christian will be hosting a Junior High Choir Festival at 7:00p on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Schools participating in the festival include Hull Christian, Doon Christian, Sioux Center Christian, Ireton Christian, Orange City Christian, Inwood Christian, Sheldon Christian, Sanborn Christian and Rock Valley Christian. These schools will combine in a mass choir with the Western Christian Chamber Singers for this inspirational concert.

   Hull Christian School will be holding their bi-annual society meeting on Wed., Feb. 17, at 7:30p in the HCS music room. The agenda will include approving the 2016-2017 budget and electing new board members. The proposed budget and board member nominees are included in the February Knightly News. We are also proposing updates to our By-Laws. Parents will receive them with our weekly e-mail. If other society members are interested in seeing the updates, copies are available at church or by contacting the HCS office at 439-2273.

   Who is disciplining your kids? In conjunction with Spiritual Emphasis Week at Western, Axis teams will be speaking to parents at 7:00p on Wed., Feb. 24, at Western. Axis teams have presented to over 15,000 parents and are comprised of four young adults who offer dynamic, conversational, and media enhanced presentations. They will be leading a discussion on how to move discipleship away from the control of media and back to the church and family. This event is open to all parents no matter what school your children attend.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE Orchestra Festival for area high school string orchestras will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:00p. Each high school orchestra will perform individually and then all orchestras will combine for four mass pieces. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help with festival expenses.

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND is a time where we focus on love and one way to love is “Loving Your Neighbor.” Make plans to support Habitat for Humanity by attending a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:00-10:00a at Spalding Catholic/St. Mary’s in Alton. Funds raised will support our projects going on in Alton and all of Siouxland to help families in need of shelter. We would love to see you there!

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Senior Living Community Focus Group on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:00p at the Sioux Center Public Library. This focus group is based upon the needs and desires of our future residents. We invite you to join us and share your opinion about upcoming senior living projects. To register, please call Sage Project Consultants, LLC at 1-855-648-9951 or info@sageprojectconsultants.com.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Thursdays from 7:00-9:00p at the Orange City Public Library. Suggested donation: $20. Contact Mary Block at 712-541-5985 (joyfulblock@gmail.com) for more information.

ALPHA CENTER LIBERTY DINNER will be held Feb. 29 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Reception:  6:15p and Dinner/program: 7:00-9:15p. To register call 605-351-3500, visit www.alphacenterfriend.com or email info@alphacenter.org.

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? We are accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a home to be rehabbed in Ireton. Application forms are available at the Ireton City Office or our Rock Valley office. Completed applications are to be returned by March 1 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Frankje at 476-2804.