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January 10, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – January 10, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…. Minister        

Preparation for worship: “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Phil. 2:4-5

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude     

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: SW#10:1,2 “Shout to the Lord”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting       

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Assurance: #486:1-3 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #755:1,2 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Acts 2:36-47

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Fellowship: Created to be in Community”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #315:1-6 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

*Postlude     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

Your offering for the Christian Ed. Fund can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Devin & Kate Bonestroo, Deacon Matt & Bethany Bosma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Tyler & Elizabeth Bonestroo, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

NURSERY TODAY: Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Keagen Winterfeld, Braden Baccam, Aubri Fedders

NEXT SUNDAY: Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Haley Struik, Ashley Fedders, Ethan Ney

USHERS FOR JAN.: Eric Haveman, Alex Westra, Scott Kroese, 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: Guiding Star of Orange City

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                                 NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                                

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Mark & Teresa F.                NEXT SUNDAY: LeRoy & Eleanor F.

CORRESPONDENCE: Lonny Van Schepen to Justin Van Zee; Arlene Van Schepen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Darren Vant Hul to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Dave Vant Hul to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Orv Vant Hul to Lauren & Connie Runia; Daryl Van Wyhe to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM             Worship Service

 10:45 AM             Sunday School/Catechism Classes

   5:00 PM             Evangelism Committee meeting in the Youth Building

   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

   6:45 PM             GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting         

   6:45 PM             Cadets meet in the youth building in full uniform for a regular meeting. Do Lesson            21 in the Discovering God’s Word.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 10, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1): sky, waters, ground; sun, moon, stars; plants, animals, people. Then God rested. Welcome to this time for worship. 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.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet this evening at 5:00p in the Youth Building.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Titus 2 titled “Living Life with Passion”.

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, January 12, may meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool. Please call Carol Vis by January 11 at noon if you plan to go on Tuesday.

A FEW 8TH GRADE STUDENTS in HCS STEAM class are doing a community service project. They chose to donate items to Promise Community Health Center. If you would like to help care for new moms and their babies, there will be a table in the back of church for you to put your donations on. A few items you may donate are diapers, baby bottles, baby clothes, wipes, blankets, etc. Items will be picked up the week of January 10th.

CADETS: Congratulations to the Hull Cadet Club for winning the annual Three Rivers Snow Derby by 2 points on Sat., Jan. 2! Thank you to Jake Ney & Sam Scholten for coaching the team again this year – great job everybody! Advance Notice: Cadet Sunday will be Jan. 24 at 1st CRC this year. More details will be coming in a couple weeks.

SHARE GROUP: Out of an abundance of caution, the SHARE group for widows and widowers will not meet in January. We hope the day is soon coming when it is safe to gather in person again.

THANK YOU so much for all the cards, messages, food, and prayers sent our way in memory of our sister, Darlene Wallenburg. You’ve each touched our hearts in a “Special Way” and we appreciate your thoughtfulness.

          Sincerely, Ev Breuer, Jean & Ruben Fick, Joyce & Jim Burggraaf, Lori & Roger Van Maanen

THANK YOU so much to those who have remembered Matt and I during the past months. The food that was brought when we had Covid, the words of encouragement, cards and many phone calls when Matt was in the nursing home and the Thanksgiving offering were all very much appreciated. Thanks also to Pastor Kotman, Larry Wielenga, Daryl Wesselink and Henry Kats for their many calls. It is great to belong to such a loving and caring church. God’s Got This!! -LuAnn and Matt

THANK YOU to Pastor Kotman and all those who prayed for our dad/grandpa and us during his weeks in the hospital and time of his passing. Thank you to our care group for the flower sent in his memory and also all the cards and meals received from members of our congregation. Our dad will be so missed, but we praise God that he could make it to his final home for Christmas. – Daryl and Judi Wesselink and family

THANK YOU: Guiding Star Orange City wanted to share our gratefulness for your Thanksgiving offering on our behalf. The Body of Christ continues to provide us with financial support that we need to continue educating women to understand, embrace, and love their natural bodies. The day before Thanksgiving, we began supporting a young woman and her boyfriend as they walked through the journey of an unexpected pregnancy. We have since had the joy of witnessing their tears of amazement as they saw their baby’s heartbeat on an ultrasound. You truly are making a difference! Thank you for Building a Culture of Life with us! -Kaleigh Van Middendorp, Executive Director

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to all who mourn the passing of Verne Huisman on Saturday evening, January 2. He was the grandfather of Justin and Sheila Van Schepen and Brittany and Travis Veldman. A private service was held on Thursday.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Lee and Donna Van Grouw and all who mourn the passing of Lee’s sister, Cheryl DeYoung, of Seattle who passed away on Tuesday.  May God comfort these families in their sorrow.

Continue to pray for Galen Drent as he recovers from back and neck injuries.

Ron Techen fell and broke his hip on Saturday morning, January 2, and had surgery at Avera McKennan on Sunday. He was released from Avera on Tuesday to the swing bed program at Sioux Center Hospital for physical therapy. Pray for healing.

Pray for Jo (Mrs. Sid) Westra who was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Saturday evening, January 2, due to Covid.

John Bolkema spent a few days in the Sioux Center Hospital this past week with pneumonia. Pray for complete healing.

Jacoba Rens spent a couple of days at the Sioux Center Hospital this past week with Covid. Pray for her and all the people at Aspen Heights who have been affected by Covid.

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: PA: Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Al & Jacoba Rens, Goldie Veldman, and Jo Westra; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We pray for healing and quick recovery for those who have recently had surgery.

Please pray for Janet Steiger, Pete and Jennifer’s mom in Washington. She recently suffered a brain bleed that resulted in several falls. She is in a facility where she can receive therapy and things are improving. Pray for healing and strength for Janet.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer, who continues to receive nutrition through a feeding tube. We pray that he can grow strong and that his upcoming surgeries to repair his esophagus go well.

We remember Marcus Masen as he goes through chemo treatments.

Pray for strength for Jan Bakker as she goes through chemo treatments.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for healing and are thankful for so many that have recovered.

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

   HCS would like to thank everyone who donated to the NICSTO (Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization) fund. We received over $100,000 to help parents next year with their tuition payments. We look forward to your continued partnership.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOVE INC: A new Love & Learn class session is starting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:45-8:15p at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Classes available this winter are:

Boundaries (NEW!) – learn how to set healthy boundaries in all your relationships including yourself.

Faith & Finances – a common sense approach to managing day to day finances. Gain knowledge and learn

 skills of good financial practices and systems.

Grief Share – led by caring people who’ve experienced their own journey of grief, this support group will offer

  biblical concepts to healing.

Have a New Kid by Friday – practical tips and tools in parenting to create a loving, God-centered environment

 for life’s greatest blessing: your children.

Affirming Potential – evaluate the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of your life.

Redemptive compassion – interactive Bible study that explores HOW to love serve effectively as God’s people.

 To learn more about these classes or to register, call Love INC at 712-476-5990 or email loveinc3@premieronline.net.

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.

CALVIN UNIVERSITY JANUARY SERIES – Each year Calvin provides a publicly accessible series of speakers on various topics related to the Christian life and worldview. This year the January Series runs from Jan. 6-26 and because of COVID-19 is offered to us in the safety and comfort of our homes. They are offering an impressive lineup of speakers and topics. The series is free of charge, but you need to register to watch it. More information on the content, speaker list, and REGISTRATION details can be found at www.calvin.edu/january.