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January 12, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Jan. 12, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.” Heb. 4:9-11

WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

*Opening Song: #243:1-3 “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling”

*Call to Worship  

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: #358:1,5 “As with Gladness Men of Old”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GRACE

Reading of the Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Dedication: #424:1,2 “Spirit of the Living God”

Prayers of the People

WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #165:1,2 “Send Out Your Light and Your Truth”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Remember the Sabbath Day”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #246:1-5 “God is Here” (LUYH)

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

Offering: Christian Ed Fund

Offertory

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #631:1-3 “Praise and Thanksgiving”

 *Postlude   

  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand – Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Roger & Linda Tiedeman, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Betty Vande Griend, Deacon Dave & Sherry Van’t Hul

NURSERY TODAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Teresa Fedders, Isabella Zomermaand, Makenna Fedders, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Ryan Kroese Family  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Megan Kooima, Ashley Hulstein, Savannah Feenstra, Braden Baccam, Jaiden Bonestroo; PM Eric Kroese Family

USHERS FOR JAN:  Kyle Te Slaa, Nic Van Engen, Scott Kroese, Eric Haveman

VALET PARKING FOR JAN: Jan. 12: Lynn Anderson, Cory De Wit; Jan. 19: Bryce Veldman,

Ben Vant Hul; Jan 26: Justin Pollema, Jason Kats

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: Alpha Center 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Glen & Tami S.                 NEXT SUNDAY: Jon & Bethany S.

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                       NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya                                         

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                         NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Pete Pollema to Justin Van Zee; Waylon Pollema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Wilmar Pollema to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Dan Poppema to Kevin & Kelli Schutte;  Eric Rens to Lauren & Connie Runia; Shirley Rens 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 Meeting

   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

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lesson 5. Lunch: Jo Westra

   7:00 PM       YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Mitchell F., Cory N. Lunch: Teagen DJ, Jacob E., Emily F.  

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 12, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In Jesus, the beloved Son of God, we are all children of the Most High. Welcome to worship! 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. 

TO MINIMIZE the spreading of germs during this cold and flu season, we will cease shaking hands until the middle of March. Elders & Pastor will greet you after the service today, but not shake your hand. Greeters will be available prior to the service, but they will not shake your hand.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Acts 19:23-41 titled “A Great Disturbance”.

THURSDAY is the final day to get in your Guatemala donations. Specifically noted is a need for bags of candy, NOT chocolate! We are still in need of small toys (not “Happy Meal type toys). Thanks to all who participated and brought in such wonderful donations. Many will be blessed by your support.

PLEASE PRAY for our Guatemala Mission team as they prepare to travel this Saturday, January 18, and return on the 25th. They are Val Brummel, Larry Hoekstra, and Ken & Mary Leusink. Also, check out the church bulletin board for the profiles of the families who will be receiving a new home. Please keep these families, as well as the home visit families and wheelchair recipients, in prayer too.

CAREER/COLLEGE BIBLE STUDY will meet next Sunday after church, in the Council Room, instead of today.

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, January 14, may meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: The annual Spaghetti Supper is Wednesday, January 15, in the fellowship hall at First Reformed Church. Serving is from 5:00-7:00p and includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread and salads. Freewill donations are gladly accepted and will be used for church mission projects.

THE CHRISTIAN ED POTATO BAKE SUPPER will be held on Wednesday, January 22, from 5:00-7:00p in the Hull Christian School gym. Please check your church mailbox for your work assignment and the dessert and cash donation list.

NEW ADDRESS: Effective January 15, Rod & Connie Te Krony’s new address will be 1021 Brown Street.

STUDENTS preparing for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church from Classis Heartland may apply for aid to assist them in their study for the 2020-2021 academic years by contacting Rev. Loren Kotman; 1111 5th Street; Hull, IA 51239; (712) 439-1123; pastor@hull1stcrc.com. The deadline is February 1, 2020.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Jan. 16th, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy soups and cinnamon rolls for our meal and ice cream for dessert. If you had not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will hear a presentation from Pastor Corilee Boer on Destiny Youth Ranch, a non-profit camp near Alvord, IA destined to bring hope and healing through Christ with horses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

CARD SHOWER: The family of Ed Scholten is requesting a card shower for their dad who will be turning 95 on January 28th. His address is: Royale Meadows – Room #702; 1400 7th Ave. SE; Sioux Center, IA 51250.

THANK YOU all for your prayers, cards, visits after my fall and heart problems. Thanks to Rev. Klompien and Rev. Kotman for their visit, phone calls and prayers. I thank God that I could have the pacemaker for my heart problem and that I am feeling much better. –Berdena Bylsma

THANK YOU to Pastor Kotman and Pastor Klompien for their visits and prayers. Also, thank you to all who visited and shared food. God Bless!  -Liz Schmith

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks with Gary and Susan Roetman that the CT Scan that Gary had done on Monday showed no evidence of cancer. They are grateful for God’s goodness and for all of your prayers.

Marilyn Grevengoed continues to make good progress. She is grateful for your prayers. Pray for continued healing.

Doctors have determined that muscles in Sandy Starkenburg’s esophagus are not working well. Sandy is scheduled to have a Botox treatment on January 24. Pray the treatment will be effective.

Due to complications of having his esophagus stretched on Monday, Jarvis De Wild was hospitalized overnight at Avera. Pray for continued healing.

Tumors have shrunk significantly for Lois Salazar. Surgery is scheduled on Tuesday at Avera. Pray that surgery would go well. Pray for complete healing.

Give thanks that Duck Lokhorst was able to return home on Thursday, January 2, after having been at Pleasant Acres.

John Bolkema was released from the hospital on Wednesday morning. Pray for strength and continued healing.

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:

We keep Don Boer in our prayers as he anticipates having surgery this week as he is treated for colon cancer. We pray for his strength and healing.

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

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

KIRK CAMERON is coming to Sheldon on February 28 at Crossroads Pavilion. He is a television and film actor and producer noted recently for his work in family films “Saving Christmas” and “Mercy Rules” along with the inspiration film “Fireproof”. Kirk has a passion for people to share their faith and have a gospel centered marriage and family. You are invited to his Living Room Reset Tour. Kirk will be there with special guest Matt Hammit formerly of Sanctus Real and special video messages from Kirk’s wife, Chelsea. Get Early Bird tickets now until Jan. 15. Visit www.echoconcerts.com.

NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT with NISO in concert with The Texas Tenors, January 18, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. NISO’s Celebrity Conductor Contest will be held in conjunction with this Concert. Tickets are available to purchase online at https://niso.dordt.edu. Concert attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for this anticipated sell-out concert. For more information, contact the NISO office at 722-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

THE DAKOTA WIND QUINTET will perform a recital at Dordt University at 7:30p on Friday, January 17, in the auditorium. Founded in 1982, the Quintet travels throughout the Midwest, giving concerts and lecture demonstrations at concert halls, colleges, community centers and public schools. The group features principal players of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit www.sdsymphony,.org/about-us/musicians/dakota-wind-quintet. The recital is free and open to the public.

DORDT MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a Faculty Recital on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30p in the auditorium. The recital will feature music by or in the style of Beethoven in honor of his 250th birthday. Performances will include compositions for marimba, flute, piano, and more. The recital is free and open to the public.

HEGG HEALTH CENTER is sponsoring a Pink Out Night on Tues., Jan. 21, during the Western vs. Estherville basketball games! This evening is for raising awareness about cancer and prevention against cancer. Free popcorn will be served at the concession stand for all fans during both Girls and Boys basketball games, courtesy of Hegg Health Center. 

LOVE INC Love & Learn winter class session will begin Tuesday, Jan. 21. We will be offering 4 classes to the Sioux County community: Parenting, Grief Share, Faith & Finances (practical money management skills with optional mentorship) and Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life). A 5th class, Redemptive Compassion, will be specifically offered to church members, leaders and anyone interested in exploring how we can offer help that ultimately brings freedom rather than enables people to remain in a constant state of need. We’ll explore together what it means to offer charity compassion hand in hand with developmental compassion. Register by Jan. 14 by calling the Love INC office at 476-5990.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LOVE INC CLASSES: If you have a heart for helping others, we have many opportunities for you to use your gifts and talents. Some of the opportunities to serve include child care, small group discussion leaders, financial mentors, prayer partners, kitchen hospitality and more! Please call the Love INC office at 476-5990 to find out more about ways to serve right here in our community!

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.