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January 19, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Jan. 19, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “Could you men not keep watch with Me for one hour?” Matt.  26:40 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…” Prov. 31:8 A growing number of Christians worldwide are beginning to recognize the abortion holocaust as the greatest crime being committed in the world today. The most dangerous place in the world is not Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan or Zimbabwe; it is the womb. Pre-born babies are being killed in their mother’s wombs at a greater rate than any other section of society. Remember the unborn babies during this Sanctity of Life Sunday.

WE ARE GATHERED AND GREETED BY GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #250 “I’ve Come to Tell”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

The 10 Commandments from the Message

Hymn of Assurance: #379:1-4 “What Wondrous Love is This”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Alpha Center

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #447:1,3,4 “Jesus Loves the Little Children” (Celebration Hymnal)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 139:13-18

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Sanctity of Human Life”

Prayer of Application

*Hymns of Application: #571:1-3 “Jesus Loves Me” & SW#41:1,2 “O How He Loves You and Me”

WE LIVE FOR GOD

*Assurance of Hope: (Responsively – OWBTG #16&18) When Humans no longer show God’s image, all creation suffers.  We abuse the creation or idolize it. We are estranged from our Creator, from our neighbor, and from all that God has made. In all our strivings, to excuse or save ourselves, we stand condemned before the God of Truth. But our world, broken and scarred, still belongs to God. He holds it together and gives us hope.

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #452:1,4 “He Leadeth Me”

 *Postlude       (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

pianist: Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dennis & Jackie Vande Griend, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Ruth Kats, Kade LeLoux, Maeva Haveman, Mitchell Fedders; PM Travis Kooima Family

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

VALET PARKING FOR DEC/JAN: 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 Alpha Center

NEXT SUNDAY:   1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Cadets

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Jon & Bethany S.             NEXT SUNDAY: Evan & Rachel S.

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                        NEXT SUNDAY:  Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Gary Roetman to Justin Van Zee; Brian  Rozeboom to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Rozeboom to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Ted Salazar to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Mark Sandbulte to Lauren & Connie Runia; Liz Schmith 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       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM       Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Don & Mary

   7:15 PM       College/Career Bible Study – meet in the Council Room

WEDNESDAY

  9:50 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC

  6:45 PM        GEMS will have a regular meeting at Hope CRC

  6:45 PM        Cadets regular meeting at the clubhouse. Do Lesson 14 in your Discovering God’s Word series- all 3 pages (make sure to record all prayer requests & answered prayers)

  7:00 PM        Mission Guild. Lesson 6. Opening Prayer; Susan R.; Closing Prayer: Joyce VG

  7:00 PM        Men’s Society   

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 19, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We gather to praise “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Because of Jesus, you may be at peace in the assurance of God’s forgiveness and love. Welcome! 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 we welcome Keith Hoekstra, a seminary student from Sioux Falls, as he leads our worship service. His message is from Isaiah 9:1-7 titled “Four Reasons for Hope”.

PLEASE PRAY for our Guatemala Mission team, Val Brummel, Larry Hoekstra, and Ken & Mary Leusink. They left Saturday and will return next week Saturday, the 25th. 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.

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

CADETS: Meet at Hope CRC at 9:10a in full uniform for Cadet Sunday on January 26th. More details will be provided at our meeting next week and parents will be emailed that information as well.

UNION GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wednesday, January 29th. They request that you be there at 6:45p so that chapel can begin promptly at 7:00p. Care Group 9 is asked to attend. Meet in the lower church parking lot at 5:30p to car pool.

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.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR DECEMBER:

General Fund:     $56,192.69              Guatemala Mission Project:    $3,860.10        Building Fund:   $2,247.00

Mission Fund:         3,181.00              Benevolent Fund:                        855.00        Autumn Center:      368.28

Atlas:                          990.14              Hull Sack Pack Program:             369.55        Village Northwest:  787.00

THANK YOU: Center for Financial Education would like to thank the congregation of First CRC, Hull, for your generous support in 2019. Because of your help, we can share God’s boundless love with those who are struggling financially. Your generosity serves as a witness to our clients as they learn to treat their finances as a blessing in their lives. We are so grateful for your continued prayers and faithful partnership in our ministry and look forward to continuing to advance God’s Kingdom with you in 2020! With deepest gratitude, The Board & Staff of CFE

THANK YOU to all those who donated Bibles for Western to send to Keystone. The response was overwhelming!

The project is completed.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Wilma Grevengoed was admitted to the Rock Valley Hospital on Tuesday with an infection.  Pray for healing.

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 Friday, January 24. Pray the treatment will be effective.

Jarvis De Wild was admitted to Avera in Sioux Falls on Friday, January 10, because of fluid on his lung. Pray for God’s continued healing.

Give thanks that surgery went very well for Lois Salazar on Thursday. She will possibly be coming home either on Sunday or Monday. Pray for continued healing. Visitors are welcome.

John Bolkema is thankful to be back home and is doing well. Pray for continued strength and healing.

Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.

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:

Don Boer successfully underwent surgery this week to address his diagnosis of colon cancer. The surgery went as expected and he is making good progress on his recovery. 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, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS: The Preschool-2nd grade students will be giving a program on January 30 at 7:00p called God’s Word from A-Z. All are welcome to come out and listen to the kids recite and sing scripture songs. You will also be able to watch live via the Hull Christian facebook page.

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.  Visit www.echoconcerts.com to get your tickets.

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.

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!

ATLAS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: We are excited to celebrate our 20-year anniversary together! There are countless stories of lives changed, and people helped over the last 20 years and we want to celebrate. If you are able to join us for the event, or would like to host a table of 8 and invite others so sit with you at New Life Reformed Church on Thursday, February 27, at 6:00p please respond promptly. You can email atlas@mtcnet.net or call 722-4900. The evening will include some testimonies of lives that have been impacted by God’s grace, some history of ATLAS in Sioux Center, as well as other ATLAS communities, a meal and an invitation to partner with ATLAS in a variety of way.  We are looking forward to celebrating God’s faithfulness along with you!

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. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident, or suicide. This program is available to help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment to express feelings. There is no charge to attend.