January 13, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 13, 2019
Rev. Jack Gray.…Guest Minister
Preparation for Worship: “How precious is your steadfast love, O God!” (Ps. 36:7) May each person who worships here sense your deep love for them.
WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
*Call to Worship: Luke 23:34
*God’s Greeting: John 15:12-14a
*Opening Song: SW#82:1-3 “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
God’s Will for Our Lives: God’s Law from the New Testament
Call to Confession: Matthew 6:14,15
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 86:5
Hymn of Assurance: SW#42:1,2 “Cry Of My Heart”
Offering: Christian Education Fund
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
*Song of Preparation: #32:1-5 “How Blest Are They Whose Trespass”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: John 8:2-12 (Text: John 8:11b,c)
God’s Word Proclaimed: “A Fresh Face for Forgiveness
Prayer of Application
GOD CALLS US TO SERVE
*Hymn of Response: SW#57:1-4 “Jesus Saves!”
*Parting Blessing: Hebrews 13:20,21
*Parting Song: SW#8:1,3 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
*indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Jay & Donna De Wit, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: John & Amy Emerick, Deacon Dave & Sherry Vant Hul
NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Sara Sandbulte, Abigail Kats, Jessica Wielenga, Cory Ney; PM Devin Bonestroo Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Mary Leusink, Isabella Zomermaand, Colin Westra; PM Dean Bonestroo Family
USHERS FOR JAN.: Curtis Van Grouw, Evan Wielenga, Mitchell Byl, Tim Kats
VALET PARKING FOR JAN.: Jan. 13: Lynn Anderson, Alex Westra; Jan. 20: Kyle Pollema, Zachary De Jager; Jan. 27: Justin Pollema, David Te Krony
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for Christian Ed. Fund
OFFERING NEXT WEEK: Bethany Christian Services
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mitch & Kelsi Byl NEXT WEEK: Rick & Tonya De Groot
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie NEXT WEEK: Shirley
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick NEXT SUNDAY: Cody
CORRESPONDENCE: John Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Larry Kroese to Justin Van Zee, Merlyn Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Ryan Kroese to Michael Ribbons, Don Krommendyk to Lauren Runia; Kyle LeLoux to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
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 Evangelism Committee meeting in the Youth Building
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study in the Youth Building
6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting
7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
8:00 PM Council Meeting
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 6. Opening Prayer: Liz S.; Closing Prayer: Ella Mae VB
7:00 PM YPS. Devotions: Haley D. & Jaiden B.; Lunch: Cory N & Treyton S. We will plan Youth Sunday during this meeting which is scheduled for Feb. 3.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
January 13, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Beloved children of God: Welcome to First CRC as we worship in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 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.
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 also will not shake your hand.
WE WELCOME Rev. Jack Gray as he leads our worship services today. Pastor Loren is leading the services today at First CRC in Sheldon as part of a classical appointment.
CATECHISM: There will be no 11th & 12th grade Sunday School today.
NEXT SUNDAY Gerrit Jon Scholten, infant son of Jon & Bethany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
THE CHRISTIAN ED POTATO BAKE SUPPER will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 5:00-7:00p in the Hull Christian School gym. Please check your church mailbox for work assignments and food lists.
STUDENTS preparing for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church from Classis Heartland may apply for aid to assist them in their study for the 2019-2020 academic years by contacting Rev. Loren Kotman, 1111 5th Street, Hull, IA 51239; (712) 439-1123; . The deadline is February 1, 2019.
THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows/widowers will meet on Thurs., Jan. 17, at noon at Homestead Commons. We’ll enjoy soup & rolls for lunch and ice cream bars for dessert. Following our meal, we will play bingo. You are invited to bring a small gift to exchange for prizes. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.
ATTENTION HULL 1ST CRC: Our church’s Guatemala Mission Project is set for May 1-8. Please prayerfully consider joining the team. An informal interest meeting will be held next Sunday, January 20, after the morning service. If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting, please contact Val Brummel for information and a sign-up form.
FROM THE SIKMA’S: Twice in Psalm 57 and also in Psalm 108:5 it says, “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth”. Christ is for all people from every tribe, nation and tongue. We, as a church, as children of God, want to lavish and fill everyone with the Gospel. As God draws His people to Him, it is our mission to let the people know who He is and what He has done. God does not call all to go physically, but in partnering with us through prayer and finances, you are obeying and are faithful to the great commission; the last words Jesus spoke as He ascended into heaven. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NIV. We thank and praise God for how you honor Him and bless His holy name because of what Christ has done for you. Hallelujah! Jesus is Lord.
-Gary & Eloise Sikma
THANK YOU: We would like to say “thank you” to Pastor Kotman, our Care Group and members of this church family for all the prayers, visits, expressions of sympathy and support in the passing of my mother, Sylvia Vander Linde. She is truly Home where she longed to be – in the presence of her Lord and Savior. We also want to thank everyone of you for your continued prayers and encouragement on Gary’s behalf. We feel the strength and peace as God answers those prayers and uses each of you to “hold us up”. We are so very blessed! -Gary & Susan
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Congratulations to Jon & Bethany Scholten on the birth of a son, Gerrit Jon, born on Dec. 20th.
- Wilmar Pollema began chemo treatment this past week because the numbers for his Multiple Myeloma have slightly increased. Pray that the chemo will be effective.
- Russ Vander Schaaf was recently diagnosed with cancer in his hip bone. Doctors have since determined that the cancer is not spreading at this time. Doctors are going to take a “wait and see” approach. Pray for God’s healing.
- Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Pray for relief from the side effects from cancer meds. Pray for better health.
- Heath Stoker is doing well on daily maintenance chemo and monthly bone hardener. Please continue to pray for strength as he returns to work full time and his immune system rebuilds.
- Continue to remember Lisa Wiersma in your prayers. Pray that the blood clot will shrink. She recently began 6 weeks of radiation (5 days a week) in Sioux Falls.
- Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Congratulations to Brad & Faye De Kam in the birth of a daughter, Sienna Grae, on January 7. Mother and baby are doing well. We give thanks to God for this gift of life.
- Dave and Diana Kooima ask for prays on behalf of Diana’s brother, Evan Haarsma, of Hawarden. Evan was transported by ambulance to Sanford Hospital today and has been diagnosed with having an advanced stage of cancer. Please pray for his comfort and for wisdom as they decide on next steps.
- Joan Buyert has moved to Royale Meadows in Sioux Center. Please pray for her strength and encouragement.
- Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
- We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.
HCS is accepting applications for a middle school teacher. This individual will be responsible for teaching mostly language arts classes. The position can be either part-time or full-time. Applications can be found on our webpage () or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at (712) 439-2273 or e-mail with any questions.
SIOUX COUNTY ORATORIO CHORUS: All are invited to sing with the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus as we return to perennial favorite Handel’s Messiah, for our upcoming season! Weekly rehearsals begin Tues., Jan. 15, 7:30-9:30p in Dordt’s choral rehearsal room. The performance will be held on Sat., April 27.
THE ANNUAL all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Supper at 1st Ref. Church is Wed., Jan. 16, from 5-7:00p. Spaghetti, garlic bread and a big variety of salads will be served. Freewill donations will be used for church mission projects.
DORDT COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR invites you to a concert at 7:30p on Friday, Jan. 18, in the auditorium. The concert is part of a winter music tour. Directed by Mr. Ryan Smit, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of choral music, including hymn arrangements, gospel, classics from Mozart and Brahms, multi-cultural songs from around the globe, and profound words from exciting new composers. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.
LOVE INC is continuing to develop its Love & Learn classes which will be starting again on January 22. We will be offering 4 classes: Parenting (a faith-based curriculum that centers on healthy parenting skills), Grief Share (help & encouragement after the death of a loved one), Faith & Finances (practical budgeting and money management with optional mentorship), Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life while setting goals to live out God-given potential). If you or someone you know could benefit from these classes, call the Love INC office at 476-5990 for more information or to register.
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 and so much more! Please call the Love INC office (476-5990) to find out more about ways to serve your neighbors right here in our community!
NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: Piano Dreamer, Jan. 26, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Composer, pianist, and conductor Jan Mulder will be joining the orchestra as guest artist for the evening. NISO’s Celebrity Conductor Contest will be held in conjunction with this Concert. Advance tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert. For more information contact the NISO office at 722-6230.
DORDT COLLEGE’S ANDREAS CENTER First Mondays Speaker Series will feature song and modern-day hymn writer, Sandra McCracken, on Mon., Feb. 4, in the Auditorium. 11a: A song writer’s Journey through the Psalms. 8:00p: Concert – Singing the Songs of Lament (free tickets via Eventbrite). More information at Andreas Center Facebook Page. Both events are free and open to the public (though RSVP is necessary for the concert).
LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is proud to present “Love and Laugh” on Sat., Feb. 9, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Doors for the dinner theater style event will open at 5:00p followed by a catered meal at 5:30p and an improvisational comedy show by Slap Happy Comedy at 7. This Christian two-man duo brings a clean, high energy, hilarious, interactive comedy experience that will involve the entire audience and guarantees fun for the entire family. Tickets to this event are an ideal Valentine’s Day gift and can be purchased for $30 a piece or you may reserve a complete table of 8 by calling the Love INC office at 476-5990.
INSPIRATION HILLS: Summer Registration opens Feb. 1st. Make sure you visit our website to look at our available camps and dates that you want to send your child/grandchild to! Single Mom’s Retreat is Feb. 1-3. There will be plenty of stories, speakers, pampering time, discussions, mentoring, food and a positive experience for you to take home. We promise to support and provide you a weekend you’ve been needing! Come join us on this retreat where you will be rejuvenated, empowered, and filled with joy! For more information: wwwinspirationhills.org.