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February 9, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Feb. 9, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever.” Psalm 103:8-9

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #438:1-4 “When Morning Gilds the Sky”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #604:1-3 “I Then Shall Live” (Celebration Hymnal)

Intercessory Prayer

Talking Bible Representative will give a short presentation

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: “By Faith” vs. 1-5

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Deuteronomy 5:18; Lord’s Day 41

God’s Word Proclaimed: “God’s Will for Our Sexuality”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: SW#79:1,2 “Refiner’s Fire” & SW#38 “Sanctuary”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #620:1 “By the Sea of Crystal”

 *Postlude   

  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Jesse & Amber Vande Weerd, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Grant & Julia Vanden Bosch, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Ruth Kats, Mary Leusink, Brooklyn Poppema, Bryson Sandbulte, Dawson Feenstra; PM Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Missy Kats, Cindy LeLoux, Abby Fedders, Trailie Vander Schaaf, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Cory De Wit Family

USHERS FOR FEB:  Rod Te Krony, Tyler Van’t Hul, Bryce Veldman, Dean Bonestroo

VALET PARKING FOR FEB: Feb. 9: Curtis Van Grouw, Ross Te Slaa; Feb. 16: Alex Westra, Sam Scholten; Feb. 23: Zach Vant Hul, Eric Rens

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: Talking Bibles

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Tom & Ranae S.             NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Aletha Snieder

POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley                                        NEXT SUNDAY: Konner                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                         NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Kirk Struik to Justin Van Zee; Ron Techen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kyle Te Slaa to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Dave Te Slaa to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Justin Te Slaa to Lauren & Connie Runia; Rod Te Krony 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       Christian Ed Committee

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

   5:00 PM       Building Committee Meeting (meet in the nursery)

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting in the youth building

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM       College/Career Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

  9:50 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC

  2:00 PM        Bereans. Lesson 7. Lunch: Berdena Bylsma

  7:00 PM        Cadets/GEMS Derby at HCS. Meal served from 5:30-7:00p. Free will donation.

  7:00 PM        Service Project – meet at Bargain Alley. Devotions: Teagan DJ & Jacob E.;

                          Lunch: Logan B., Mitchell F., Cory Ney   

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

February 9, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL At First CRC, we worship the Triune God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Welcome to this time of praise and prayer, song and silence, grace and growth in faith. Amen. 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.

THIS MORNING a representative from Talking Bibles will address the congregation.

WE WELCOME Rev. Carl Klompien as he leads our evening service. His message is taken from Mark 4:35-41 titled “Safety in Jesus”.

LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at Justice for All on Tuesday, February 11, may meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p to car pool.

CADETS/GEMS Supper and Derby is this week Wednesday at HCS. The supper will be served from 5:30-7:00p with the derby race starting at 7:00p. A free will donation will be taken to help cover the cost of camp registrations.

DAD TIRED CONFERENCE will be Sat., Feb. 29, 8:30a-3:30p at Maurice Reformed Church. Cost is $25, includes breakfast and lunch and a copy of the devotional Stop Behaving. Learn about healthy marriage practices, how to speak the gospel to your children, spiritual leadership principles, and how to develop Christ centered family traditions. Pre-registration helpful. More details and schedule at mauricereformed.org/dad-tired-conference.

THE SHARE GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thurs., Feb. 20, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy a baked potato bar and lettuce salad for lunch and ice cream bars for dessert. If you have not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will play Bible trivia. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469 with any questions.

TRI-STATE TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for a weekend at Carmel Reformed in Rock Valley. TEC is an interdenominational three-day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The next TEC is March 6-8. If you would like to learn more about TEC or register, please visit www.TriStateTEC.org/sign-up or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! The Christian Ed Auction will be held on Wednesday, April 8. Start planning now what you can contribute to the auction. There are towels available to embroider if anyone is interested. Contact Lisa Poppema at 441-0913.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Rev. Kotman, Rev. Klompien, Elder Dave Rozeboom & Carol and others who came to visit John. Also, thanks to our Care Group for a delicious Fruit Basket for John’s 90th birthday. We thank you for your prayers, cards, and food. Above all, we thank God for all of His blessings. John & Betty Bolkema

                                                                                                                       

THANK YOU to everyone for all the cards sent to me for my 95th birthday! I have been a member here all my life and it was so special to hear from so many of you. It was very much appreciated! God bless you all. Ed Scholten

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Duck Lokhorst and Esther Rozeboom in the passing of their brother, John Vander Werff of Sanborn, on Saturday morning, February 1. May God comfort them in their loss.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese as she recovers from pneumonia. Pray for healing, energy and for better health.  

Marilyn Grevengoed continues to improve. On Monday she will see a surgeon for hip replacement surgery in the future.

Jarvis De Wild continues on the feeding tub because of swallowing issues. He will have his 9th (of 12) chemo treatment on Monday. Pray for progress and for complete healing.

Give thanks that Lois Salazar continues to heal from the surgery. Visitors are welcome.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

Please keep Terry de Boom, father of Scott de Boom in your prayers. Terry was recently diagnosed with kidney disease and continues to undergo testing. We pray for peace for Terry and family during this time, for clarity about treatment, and for healing.

We pray for those who are unable to join us for worship from week to week due to age, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEME NTS

   Western invites you to attend their semi-annual society meeting on Wed., Feb. 19, at 7:00p in the cafeteria at Western. Next year’s budget will highlight the agenda. All parents and friends of Western are encouraged to attend.

   Little Blessings Preschool Meet and Greet, Learn and Explore: We would love for you to come and check out what Little Blessings Preschool has to offer on Monday, February 24, 4:00-7:30p at the Hull Public Library. Bring your future preschooler along; there will be activities for them to do too!!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

MEMORY LOSS Support Group will be meeting on Wed., Feb. 12, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. This group is open to anyone who lives with or cares for someone affected by dementia of any kind.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: Dordt student Anna Blauw, harp, will present a senior recital at 3:30p on Sat., Feb. 15, in the Auditorium. Highlights include a world premiere of a piece by Dordt University composition instructor Dr. Daniel Baldwin, and a collaboration with Dordt University string players Brianna Miedema (violin), Janna Vanden Brink (violin), Adri Tilstra (viola), and Daniel Munson (cello). Blauw will also be joined by Dordt University music faculty member Dr. Carrie Groenewold on organ. The recital is free and open to the public.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR invites you to come and enjoy an enchanting evening of Broadway tunes and sweet treats on Saturday, February 15, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. You’ll hear songs from Wicked, Little Women, South Pacific, Aladdin, Frozen, and more. You’ll be served delectable desserts by members of the choir while you listen! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and kids 5 and under are free. Childcare is available on-site. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, February 13, from the Music Department Office (712-722-6222) or from a Concert Choir student. Proceeds benefit the Concert Choir spring break tour to the Northeast.

FAITH FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND: Due to the weather Faith Fellowship Weekend is now rescheduled for Feb. 21,22&23. The theme for the weekend Is “Year of Grace” based on Titus 3:3-8. Join us for worship, large group talks, and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Monday, Feb. 10.  For more information or to sign up contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 507-215-3670. 

AREOPAGUS CAMPUS MINISTRY: Join us for an evening of desserts and coffee, and hear about the work God is doing on the Iowa State University campus through Areopagus Campus Ministry. Tyler Helfers (Ministry Director) will share stories and present the vision for the coming year, as well as provide an opportunity for you to partner in the ongoing work of Areopagus on campus on Friday, February 21, at 7:00p at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center. RSVP at www.isu-areopagus.org/rsvp or by contacting Tyler Helfers at director@isu-areopagus.org.

KIRK CAMERON is coming to Sheldon on Feb. 28 at Crossroads Pavilion. You are invited to his Living Room Reset Tour. Visit www.echoconcerts.com to get your tickets.

ATLAS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: We are excited to celebrate our 20-year anniversary together! If you are able to join us for the event, or would like to host a table of 8 and invite others so sit with you at New Life Reformed Church on Thurs., Feb. 27, at 6:00p please email atlas@mtcnet.net or call 722-4900.  

WELCOME TO MEDICARE: The State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIIP) & Sioux Center Health is offering a free 2-hour seminar on Mon., Mar. 2, from 7-9p in the hospital conference room 1. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A&B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance. To register call (712) 722-8309 by Thurs., Feb. 20, and please leave a message.

JFA: Come out for a “Tonight Show” themed event with the JFA Foundation. Entertainment with the familiarity to the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman (hosted by neither individual mentioned). Hear about JFA, its Foundation, as well as have some laughs (hopefully) with an up and coming 20 under 40 recipient in 2019 on Thursday, March 26, at the Parkview Events Center. Social time is 5:15p, dinner at 6:00p. To reserve a spot contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

JUSTICE FOR ALL UTAH BUS TOUR: If you are interested in seeing how partner ministries are showing HIS love and grace to people in FLDS communities in Utah this spring join JFA for a bus tour on April 21-28. Cost of double occupancy is $950 per person, single is $1,260. Includes 7 nights lodging, 18 meals, and admission to two national parks. Deadline is March 1. Contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or email joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will be offering grief classes 5 consecutive Tuesday afternoons, March 3-31 from 1-2:30 in Meeting Room #4 in the lower level of the Downtown Campus. Register by Friday, Feb. 28, by calling 712-737-5279. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident, or suicide. This program is available to help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment to express feelings. There is no charge to attend.