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February 7, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – February 7, 2021

       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: Jake Emerick

*Opening Prayer: Emma Westphal

*God’s Greeting 

*Opening Songs: #559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons” (LUYH)

                                    #339:1-2 “He Knows My Name” (LUYH)

WE SEEK THE LORD

Reading of the Law: Teagan De Jager, Aubri Fedders, Emily Fedders, Madi Emerick

Prayer of Confession: Dalton Westra

Song of Assurance: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

Assurance of Pardon: Ethan Ney

Congregational Prayer: Logan Baccam, Mitchell Fedders

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message by Cory Ney

*Song of Preparation:  #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Colossians 4:2-6

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Be God’s Person”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #562:1-4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: SW#45:1-3 “Knowing You”

*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand

pianist…Evan Schroeder

The songs that we are singing were chosen by the young people.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  AM YPS; PM Brent & Amy De Jager, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Cory & Sherry De Wit, Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Bethany Scholten, Taryne De Groot, Mya Kleinwolterink, Emily Fedders; PM Tyler Bonestroo Family   

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Kade LeLoux, Savannah Feenstra, Mitchell Fedders; PM Matt Bosma Family  

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

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:  Chris & Ashley H.              NEXT SUNDAY: Terry & Dee Jansma

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Kirk; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Arlene                       

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                           NEXT SUNDAY:  Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Eric Zomermaand to Justin Van Zee; Lynn Anderson to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Sean Baccam to Michael Ribbons, Harlyn Bolkema to Kevin Schutte; John Bolkema to Lauren Runia; Ryan Bolkema 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

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

  GEMS/Cadet Derby Car races at Hull Christian School Gym

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 7, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship, dear family of Christ. Please share Christ’s peace with someone near you. 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.

TODAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY: Our young people will be participating in the service this morning.

CHOIR will be rehearsing this morning. We would love to have new members!

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet at 5:00p this evening in the youth building.

THIS EVENING we welcome Jamie Negus, seminary student from Sheldon, as he leads our worship service. His message is from Exodus 3:1-14 titled “I Will Be With You”.

UPDATED ADDRESSES:  Arch & Val Brummel: 8200 E Ladyslipper Circle, Sioux Falls, SD 57110;

Belle Draayer: Sanford Health Care Center, PO Box 250, 118 N. 7th Ave., Room #211, Sheldon, IA. 51201.

MISSION GUILD will be meeting on Wednesday, February 17th. Study Lesson 10. We have two more lessons so plans are to meet again on March 3 (Lesson 11) and March 17 (Lesson 12). If we want to continue meeting in April, we will need to find new material.

SHARE GROUP: While active COVID-19 cases in Sioux County continue to decline, the SHARE group for widows and widowers will wait one more month before resuming our meetings. Plans for the March gathering will be forthcoming. Pastor Aaron and Deanna are looking forward to seeing everyone again at that time.

A SINCERE THANK YOU to all who remembered me following my wrist surgery with prayers, cards, phone calls, and gifts. A special thank you to my family, friends and my care group for all the food brought in. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and Larry Wielenga for their phone calls and prayers and to Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese for their visits and food. Thank you to those who have been bringing me to therapy. It was all very much appreciated! I would also like to thank everyone who remembered me in the passing of my brother, Al. I am thankful he is at home with the Lord.  -Joyce Vande Griend

THANK YOU to everyone for your calls, cards, and prayers! Thank you to Care Group #1 for the poinsettia at Christmas time and the gas gift card! We are blessed to be part of a caring congregation! -Jarvis & Shari De Wild

THANK YOU to Pastor Kotman, Larry Wielenga, and Elder Lee Van Grouw for their phone calls and visits. Thank you for the food brought in and for the many cards. It was all appreciated! Thank the Lord for healing. It is great to belong to a caring church family! -Ron & Betty Techen

MANY THANKS to Pastor Kotman, Larry Wielenga, and Elder Dave Rozeboom for their phone calls. Also, thanks to my church family for cards, calls and visits after my hospital stay and my birthday. We are blessed!  -John & Betty Bolkema

THANK YOU for all the cards and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our dear brother. Also, thanks to Pastor Loren and Larry Wielenga for prayers and words of comfort. We rest assured he is home with the Lord.    -John & Joyce Kroese

THANK YOU for the cards and phone calls I received while in the hospital and now in Royale Meadows. I appreciate the concern shown by my church family.  -Jo Westra

A “BIG” THANK YOU to the congregation for all the birthday cards I received for my 96th birthday. Thank you also to my Care Group for the beautiful flowers. It was all very much appreciated!  -Ed Scholten

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Arch Brummel will be undergoing total hip replacement on his left hip on Tuesday, February 9. Please pray for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Pray for Pete Soodsma in his struggles with Parkinson’s and depression.

Jacoba Rens was scheduled to move to Royal Meadows on Friday, February 5, for continued therapy. Pray she gets the rest and strength that she needs there so that she can go back to Aspen Heights soon.

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

Pray for Mark Steiger as he recovers from gallbladder surgery. Pray for quick healing and that his abdominal pain resolves with this treatment.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. The surgery to repair his esophagus is scheduled for March 15 (a day earlier than originally planned).

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

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 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 resource room 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

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a future home in Hull. Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Application forms are available at the Hull City Office, Hull Public Library, and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs//home-ownership/. Completed applications are due by February 17. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Franje, 476-2804 or email kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD between the ages of 3&4 years old you may quality for the FREE Head Start or Child Development Program through Mid-Sioux Opportunity. For more information on this free preschool program contact 800-859-2025. Early Head Start is currently taking applications for their FREE family support and resource program. Early Head Start serves expectant families and children up to the age of three. For more information on this free home-based program call 800-859-2025.

GROUNDWORK: RECONCILIATION: Re-establishing peace and justice after relationships are broken is hard. Join Groundwork as we study 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Matthew 5:9, 23-27; and Matthew 18:15-20 to better understand the spiritual discipline of reconciliation and how our reconciliation with God impacts our ability to reconcile with each other. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

TRUSTING GOD – Check out the new kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Trusting God can be difficult because most times we don’t know exactly what he’s doing. But what we do know is that God is loving, kind, good, and does things that are the best for us. Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.

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