January 20, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 20, 2019
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister
Preparation for Worship: “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” Romans 3:20
WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP TO GOD
*Responsive Call to Worship: (WSB 1.2; 25)
Pastor: All who thirst, come to the water. Come, all who are weary; come, all who yearn for forgiveness. The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ has washed over us, and our gracious and holy God beckons and blesses us. Drink deeply of these living waters.
People: Glory to you, O Lord, glory to you.
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: SW#18 “He Is Exalted”
WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GOD
Baptism of Gerrit Jon Scholten
Baptism Hymn: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
God’s Will for Our Lives
Song of Commitment: #288:1,5,6 “Take My Life and Let it Be”
Offering: Bethany Christian Services
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
*Song of Preparation: #267:1,2,4 “And Can It Be”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Romans 3:9-26 & H.C. Lord’s Day 2
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Measuring Up to God’s Law”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND GO TO SERVE
*Song of Response: #263:1-4 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”
*Parting Song: #927:1 “God, the Father of Your People” (LUYH)
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
*indicates congregation stand
pianists…Peg Visser & Connie Grevengoed
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: John & Amy Emerick, Deacon Dave & Sherry Vant Hul
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Cory & Sherry De Wit, Elder Larry & MaryLou Wielenga
NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Rachel Schroeder, Ranae Sheffield, Mary Leusink, Isabella Zomermaand, Colin Westra; PM Dean Bonestroo Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Struik, Shirley Van Engen, Mya Kleinwolterink, Sawyer Rozeboom, Treyton Sandbulte; PM Darren Bonestroo Family
USHERS FOR JAN .: Curtis Van Grouw, Evan Wielenga, Mitchell Byl, Tim Kats
VALET PARKING JAN.: 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 Bethany Christian Services
OFFERING NEXT WEEK: 1. Christian Education Fund; 2. Cadets
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rick & Tonya D.G. NEXT WEEK: Brent & Amy De Jager
POWER POINT TODAY: Shirley NEXT WEEK: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Joel Leusink to Justin Van Zee; Ken Leusink to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rick Leusink to Kevin Schutte; Harry Meendering to Michael Ribbens, Harlan Mouw to Lauren Runia; Jake Ney 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 Adult Sunday School
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Session 2 It’s Hot Here and There’s No Way Out.
Lunch: Ken & Mary Leusink
6:45 PM GEMS will have a regular meeting at Hope CRC
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC.
2:00 PM Bereans. Lunch: Joyce Vander Well
7:00 PM Men’s Society – Lesson 7
7:00 PM Cadets – regular meeting at the clubhouse – Do Lesson 6 in Discovering God’s Word
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
January 20, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Jesus often gathered for worship with his disciples and others. Following his example, we gather now to grow in God and glorify his name. 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 also will not shake your hand.
THIS MORNING Gerrit Jon Scholten, infant son of Jon & Bethany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
THIS EVENING Mitch Rozeboom will share briefly about the work he did in Ghana. Pastor Loren’s message this evening is from Acts 14:1-20 titled “From Throning to Stoning”.
THE CHRISTIAN ED POTATO BAKE SUPPER will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 5:00-7:00p in the HCS gym.
ATTENTION HULL 1ST CRC: 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, please contact Val Brummel () asap for information and the sign-up forms.
KIDS’ CLUB thanks the Sunday School for the offering taken for them during the year. It was appreciated!
KIDS’ CLUB is off to an exciting start in 2019 and we need your help! We are looking for some food and paper donations so we can feed the children a snack when they arrive at Kids’ Club. We also need some miscellaneous supplies for crafts, games and fun! If you are willing to help us, please take a donation slip from the table and return the purchased item(s) to the box in the kitchen by Sunday, Feb. 3rd. Thank you so much for your support.
A BIG “THANK YOU” to all who have given generously to the Christian Education Fund. We have received $164,000 to date, just short of the halfway mark of our goal of $375,000 by the end of June. Please continue to prayerfully support this important commitment by our congregation!
LUKE SOCIETY: At the onset of this new year it’s our privilege to again partner with 1st CRC in mission through the Luke Society. Your faithful support is not only a blessing to doctors around the world, but an encouragement to those sitting around you today as we band together in support of Christ’s kingdom. We sincerely thank you for your financial gifts and prayer support. May you be blessed in the year ahead.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Congratulations to Eric & Bobbie Kroese on the birth of a daughter, Julia Mae, born on Wed., January 16.
- Hilary Van Hill expresses her thanks to the congregation for their cards, food, and prayers for her recent surgery and recovery.
- Continue to keep Isaac, son of Sos & Kara in your prayers. He has improved significantly since he was first admitted to the hospital on Sunday. Plans are to dismiss him on Thursday or Friday with antibiotics and home nurse visits.
- Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Pray the chemo will be effective in reducing the numbers for his Multiple Myeloma.
- 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.
- Continue to keep Heath Stoker in your prayers as his immune system rebuilds.
- Continue to remember Lisa Wiersma in your prayers. Pray that the blood clot will shrink. She continues with six 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:
- Jan Van Soelen has been dealing with a significant amount of back pain over the past couple weeks. It has greatly limited her freedom to move around. She is receiving treatment and considering her options. Please pray for her relief, healing and encouragement. We pray for Marion as well, as he supports his wife.
- Joan Buyert has moved to Royale Meadows in Sioux Center. She hopes that she will be able to eventually be strong enough to return to her apartment in Hull. Please pray for her strength, wisdom, 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.
Little Blessings Pre-School Registration: HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Pre-School the evening of Feb. 21, from 6:30-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will be making a presentation at 7:00 regarding the daily activities of pre-school. You can pre-register using the form found on our webpage () under the heading Forms and Documents. This pre-registration form will be posted on February 20 at 6:00p. Please submit your pre-registration form through e-mail (), mail or by dropping it off at the school office. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
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.
4th-6th Grade Winter Retreat is scheduled for Feb. 15th-16th. Come for a reunion with your friends to play great camp games, eat delicious food and chapel. Our theme is ANCHOR from Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure”. If you would like to request a Scholarship, please register before Feb. 3rd. Visit our website wwwinspirationhills.org for more information and to register.
ORANGE CITY Area Home Health & Hospice is offering a Grief Support Group for six consecutive Tuesday afternoons beginning Feb. 12 from 1-2:30p in the private dining room at Prairie Ridge Care Center. The goal of the support group is to help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment to express their feelings. Professionals and past participants also share information about grief, and help group members discover the skills they need to begin again. Please pre-register by Feb. 8 by calling the Home Health & Hospice office at 712-737-5279.