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January 17, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – January 17, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…. Minister        

Preparation for worship: “O God, inspire your church today to take Christ’s servant role to love and serve both weak and strong”. Open our hearts and minds to the call to share the good news of your care as Jesus demonstrated here on earth. (reference to Hymn text #597)

THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP OUR GOD

Prelude: “In Christ There Is No East or West” & “Christian Hearts, In Love United”     

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn of Praise: #539:1,2,4,5(in unison) “Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting       

 

THE CHURCH OF GOD SEEKS HIS GRACE

Responsive Reading (on PPT)

Hymn: #268:1-4 “In Christ There is No East or West” (LUYH – use tune of #266)

THE CHURCH OF GOD INTERCEDES AND GIVE THANKS

Congregational Prayer

*Our Centennial Hymn: “The Lord Is Our Help Forever” st. 1& refrain all; 2&3 Antiphonally; (1st & 3rd phrases sung by females; 2nd & 4th male voices answer) 4& refrain all; Interlude,

#170: 1,6 “O God, Our Help” all in unison

THE CHURCH HEARS GOD’S HOLY WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren (children remain seated by your parents)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  I Peter 4:1-11 (text: 10-11)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Created for Christlike Service”

Prayer of Application

THE CHURCH RESPONDS TO HIS WORD AND GOES OUT TO SERVE

*Hymn of Response: #603:1,3,4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Hymn: #433:1, interlude, 4 “Rise Up, O Church of God” (Celebration)

*Postlude: “Rise Up, O Church of God”     

  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

Your offering for Guiding Star of Orange City can be placed in the offering plates on your

     way out.

*indicates congregation stand - organist: MaryLou Wielenga

Trumpets: Evan Schroeder & Bethany Bosma

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Tyler & Elizabeth Bonestroo, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  AM Cadets; PM Rick & Tonya De Groot, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

NURSERY TODAY: Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Haley Struik, Ashley Fedders, Ethan Ney

NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Kaden Struik, Dalton Westra, Jacob Emerick; PM Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

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 Guiding Star of Orange City

NEXT SUNDAY: Cadets

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                                        NEXT SUNDAY: Kyle

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: LeRoy & Eleanor F.                  NEXT SUNDAY: Scott & Sara G.

CORRESPONDENCE: Maureen Veldman to Justin Van Zee; Travis Veldman to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Roger Vis to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Ken Visser to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Daryl Wesselink to Lauren & Connie Runia; Lonnie Westphal 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

 10:45 AM             Christian Ed Meeting in the nursery

 10:45 AM             Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM             Christian Fellowship                                       

WEDNESDAY

   7:00 PM             YPS – Lesson & Planning Youth Sunday. Devotions: Jacob E & Teagan DJ; Lunch: Aubri F & Ashlyn G

  

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 17, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome as we thank and worship God for his wonderful works and listen for his word to us today. 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.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren begins a series on the book of Daniel. His message “Four Teenagers in Babylon” is based on Daniel 1.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we commemorate Cadet Sunday in our church.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING the sacrament of baptism will be administered to Riley Daniel Te Slaa, infant son of Kyle & Becca.

NURSERY: Beginning next Sunday, January 24, nursery will be staffed for both the AM & PM services.

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. The pickup date has been extended to January 31st.

ED SCHOLTEN, oldest member of our congregation, will celebrate his 96th birthday, January 28th. Care Group #3 would like to host a card shower to honor him. His address is: Royal Meadows, 1400 7th Ave. SE, Room 702, Sioux Center, IA 51250. (His daughter sent a note stating he, like all care facility residents, is feeling very isolated because of no visitors or activities so a card/birthday wish would really be appreciated!)

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.

COFFEE BREAK: After much thought and prayer and input from the CB Staff, it has been decided to put the Hull CB program aside until this fall. Please keep this beautiful community program in your mind and look for notice of it beginning this fall. Until then, stay strong in the Word and look for ways to bring joy to others!

                                                                                                                                    -Bev Altena, CB Director

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR DEC.:

General Fund:    $51,672.40               Mission Fund:       $2,800.00              Benevolent Fund:       $2,115.00

Hull Food Pantry:     158.25               CFE:                           418.00              Bethany:                           473.00

Autumn’s Center:     377.00               Atlas:                          709.00              SC Gospel Mission:         769.25

Village Northwest:   123.55               

THANK YOU: Fifty thousand Talking Bibles will be placed in at least 10 countries in Africa over the next two years! Thank you for helping to make it happen. Please pray with us that God’s Word will reach into hearts, change lives, and bring His kingdom closer. Because they need to hear, Mark Hoekstra, President, Talking Bibles Int.

THANK YOU: As we venture into a new year, many are excited to put 2020 behind them. But we, at the Luke Society, are looking back with grateful hearts. Because of faithful donors and congregations like 1st CRC we were able to continue our full support of 36 Christian ministry partners in 30 countries. Thank you for helping to be a blessing to these difference-makers for Christ around the world!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

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

Continue to pray for Ron Techen as he recovers from hip surgery.

Jo (Mrs. Sid) Westra remains a patient at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray for healing.

Continue to pray for John Bolkema as he recovers from pneumonia.

Jacoba Rens fell on Wednesday, broke her hip, and had a partial hip replacement surgery on Thursday at Avera. Pray for healing.

Walt den Hoed had Rotator Cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Monday. Give thanks that the surgery went well.

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

Please remember Arnold Nielsen (father of Martin & Sandy) in your prayers. Pray that his health continues to improve.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. We pray that he can recover quickly from his infection, and that his upcoming surgeries to repair his esophagus go well.

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.

   HCS is accepting applications for a part-time librarian and full-time resource room coordinator/teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications can be found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

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.

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD between the ages of 3&4 years old you may quality for the FREE Head Start or Child Development Program through Mid-Sioux Opportunity. For more information on this free preschool program contact 800-859-2025.

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY, Early Head Start is currently taking applications for their FREE family support and resource program. Early Head Start serves expectant families and children up to the age of three. For more information on this free home based program call 800-859-2025.

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.