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January 14, 2018

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MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 14, 2018

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

 

Preparation for worship: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight”. (Proverbs 9:10 ESV)

 

GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #460:1-4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

 

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Law

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

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

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Lao Bin Project

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #1:1,2,4,5 “How Blest Are They Who, Fearing God” (use tune #1 in Blue Psalter)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Proverbs 27:5-10, 17; 18:24

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Wise Up About Friends”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: SW#50:1-5 “The Servant Song”

 

GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL

*Parting Blessing

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

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

 

GREETERS TODAY: Heath & Kayla Stoker, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rod & Connie Te Krony, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Kayla Stoker, Jacob Emerick, Braeden Kats, Anna Zomermaand; PM Joel Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Kyrin De Groot, Kirsten Grevengoed, Dana Driesen; PM Kyle LeLoux Family

 

USHERS FOR JAN.: Devin Bonestroo, Zachary De Jager, Dan Poppema, Brad Kats

VALET PARKING JAN.: AM Jerad Kats, Taylor Westphal;PM Marcus Te Krony, Curtis Van Grouw

 

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Lao Bin Project

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: Alpha Center

 

  1. SERVERS TODAY: Harlan & Kathy M. NEXT WEEK: Jim & Aletha O.

 

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Cliff Koele to Justin Van Zee; Travis Kooima to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Nelvina Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Dave Kroese to Lauren Runia; Eric Kroese 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

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 Education Committee

6:00 PM Evening Service

7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study in the Youth Building

MONDAY

7:30 PM Friendship Bible at Northside Court

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 4 of Discover Isaiah

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

7:00 PM YPS – Justice for All. Devotions/Lunch: Leaders

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 14, 2018

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship, fellowship and Christian education. May the Holy Spirit touch your life during your time here today. 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting from now until March 15. Elders and 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.

 

THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Tinklenberg as he leads our worship service. His message is from Job 9:14-35 titled “Job Requested An Umpire”.

 

WE WELCOME Kyle and Janae Vander Schaaf and their children Traylie, Taya, and Tatum to the family of God at 1st CRC. May God bless them and us as together we worship and serve our Lord.

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thurs., Jan. 18, at noon at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy soup, bread and cinnamon rolls for lunch. Following our meal, we will play the dice game Farkle. Call Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) or Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.

 

CHRISTIAN ED SOUP SUPPER is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24th at the Hull Christian School. Serving is from 5:00-7:00p. Work assignments and food donation requests are in the church mailbox.

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A 13 week seminar will be held at the Orange City Public Library beginning Thursday, Jan. 25th, from 7:00-9:00p. There will be a time to Meet and Greet you and to register for the class on Thursday, Jan. 18th from 6:30-7:30p. We look forward to meeting you and walking along side of you during this difficult time. Cost: Suggested donation of $20. For more information contact Mary Block at 712-541-5985 or joyfulblock@gmail.com.

 

GOSPEL MISSION Jan. 31. We have a speaker and a piano player but now are looking for volunteers for special music. Reminder to Care Group 1 and 2 that we would like volunteers to share in this ministry. The Gospel Mission chapel is all new so come and enjoy the beautiful new facility. We will meet at the church parking lot at 6:30p.

 

ATTENTION: There will be an important informational/sign up meeting for the GUATEMALA MISSION PROJECT at 10:45a this morning in the front of church. If you want to sign up or are just curious, please plan on attending. If unable to attend, you may still sign up later. Please contact Val Brummel val.brummel@gmail.com as soon as possible for the sign-up forms.

 

DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT is Sat., Feb. 3, at Dordt. You’ll want to hear keynote speaker Rev. Regggie Smith share his story of guiding change in transitional urban communities. This conference is designed to inspire, encourage and equip God’s people to be salt and light in our homes, churches and communities. The full description for all sessions is available in the brochure on the narthex table. The cost is $45 for groups of 10 or $55/person through Jan. 26. If you’re interested in attending, please fill out the registration form in the brochure and return to the church office by Jan. 24th. The church will pay for those who would like to attend.

 

THANK YOU to the Christmas program committee (Alysia Haveman, Julie Leusink, Susan De Yager and Lisa Kats) for all of your work on the Sunday School Christmas Program. Your hard work was appreciated!

 

THANK YOU to everyone for your cards, prayers and kindness shown to us in the loss of our sister, Roberta Boogerd. Thank you also to Pastor Loren for his calls and to Care Group #9 for the flowers. It was all very much appreciated. –Duck Lokhorst, Esther Rozeboom

 

THE DEACONS would like to thank the congregation for their generous giving towards the boiler fund this past year. With your help all debt on this project has been paid.

 

OFFERINGS FOR DEC.:

General Fund: $41,043.28 Building Fund: $13,345.00 Mission Fund: $ 1,740.00

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to John & Betty Bolkema in the passing on Thursday, January 4, of John’s brother, Ken Bolkema, of Edgerton, Minnesota. The funeral was held on Monday.

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Ken & Belle Draayer in the passing of Ken’s sister, Anna De Weerd of Rock Valley on Monday morning. The funeral was held on Saturday, January 13.

Ÿ Give thanks that Galen Kroese continues to recover from hip replacement surgery. Pray for complete healing.

Ÿ Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma in your prayers.

Ÿ John Grevengoed’s situation remains the same. They are waiting for results. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and God’s healing mercies.

Ÿ Continue to remember Judi Wesselink’s father, Bernard Driesen, as he recovers from the esophageal surgery. It is a long road to recovery. Pray for continued progress.

Ÿ Continue to remember Jeremy De Wild as he recovers from surgery.

Ÿ Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer. Pray that the treatments were effective.

Ÿ Pray for Teresa Vanden Bosch’s father as he recovers from hip surgery. He continues to experience a lot of pain and was scheduled to return to the nursing home on Friday. Pray that he would adjust well.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, Wilma Altena at the Good Samaritan Society in George, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Cal Van Der Zwaag and Dar Boer are returning home from Guatemala after spending the week building a home and doing some excavation work for an airstrip for the Paradise Bound ministry. We pray for safe travel and for the Lord’s blessing on their work.

Ÿ We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.

Ÿ We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Marv Boon at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, and Evelyn Dykstra in Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recently Western Christian High School acquired the building that housed the bowling alley in Hull. The Board of Director’s intent is to eventually open a thrift store in that location. Many Christian schools around the country have made this a successful enterprise that supports the school. To begin the process the pin setting equipment and kitchen equipment must be removed and other demolition activities must be completed. We are asking for volunteers to help us with that process on Thursday-Saturday January 18, 19, and 20 from 9-3. Volunteers are asked to bring socket sets, circular saws, step ladders, impact tools with sockets and assorted tools needed for demolition. If you can help would you please email wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com or call the school office at 439-1013. Even if you can only help for an hour or two we could sure use the help. The coffee pot will be on and lunch will be provided.

HCS Hostess Supper: Save the date for this year’s Hostess Supper on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 PM! We will be having a CATERED MEAL and are looking forward to a great night of food and fellowship! If you do not receive a call by January 19 and would like to attend, please contact the HCS office at 439-2273. Proceeds from the evening will be put towards expenses for a water bottle fountain and new athletic uniforms.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

REMINDER: Sioux County Oratorio Chorus rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 16, at 7:30p in the choir room of DeWitt Music Hall on Northwestern College’s campus, and all are welcome! Our season will culminate in a performance of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War in Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30p. Please join us Tuesday nights 7:30-9:15p for music making and fellowship!

BARNABAS FOUNDATION: Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas, will be in our area from January 16-18 to offer a free confidential Estate Planning consultation. There is no financial obligation for this confidential meeting. Call toll free at 888-448-304 to schedule a time to meet with Jim.

CFE is hosting a Financial Peace University class for engaged & newlywed couples on 9 Sundays, starting Jan. 21. Attendees are invited to come to the Bridge of Hope Ministry Center in Sioux Center from 1:30-3:30p. Materials cost $109 per couple, payable to CFE. The class link to register is http://www.fpu.com/1054182.

SUPPORT THE DORDT COLLEGE BAND in raising funds for their European Tour by attending their Tip Night at the Sioux Center Pizza Ranch on Monday, January 22. 10% of all sales from 5-8p that evening, including dine-in, to-go, and carry-out orders, as well as all donated tips will go toward their fundraising goal. Take the night off from preparing dinner and enjoy some great food while contributing to a worthy cause.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: Romancing the Violin, January 27, at 7:30 PM in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Violinist Jessica Mathaes 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 and Jubon Juweelen in Orange City, Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert.

DORDT is hosting a simulcast Work as Worship Conference on Feb. 23. This conference champions a biblical and holistic viewpoint of work and faith. Whether you are the CEO or a new employee, we all have an enormous opportunity to give people a picture of God by the way we do our work. Go to www.workasworshipretreat.org to register. Cost is $25/person and includes a continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Contact Dianne De Wit at 712-722-6029 Dianne.dewit@dordt.edu for more information. Conference is sponsored by RightNow Media.