January 21, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 21, 2018
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister Sanctity of Life Sunday
Preparation for worship: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;” (Jeremiah 1:5a). “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)
WE COME TO WORSHIP GOD OUR CREATOR
*Call to Worship
*Song of Praise: #453:1-2 “Let All Things Now Living”
WE RECONCILE OURSELVES TO GOD OUR SOURCE OF LIFE
God’s Command to Preserve Life
Litany for Sanctity of Human Life: (On PPT)
Song of Response: #440:1-4 “Children of the Heavenly Father”
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Prayer of God’s People
Offering: Alpha Center
Offertory: “O God, My Faithful God”
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD OUR GIVER OF LIFE
*Song of Preparation: #646:1-4 “O God, My Faithful God” (LUYH)
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Proverbs 24:1-12
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Wise Up About Helping the Helpless”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #447:1,3,4 “Jesus Loves the Little Children” (Celebration Hymnal)
GOD CALLS HIS PEOPLE TO ACTION
*Our Call to Action: No matter what our age, or race, or color, we are the human family together, for
the Creator made us all. Since life is his gift, we foster the well-being of others, protecting the unborn
and helpless from harm (OWBG #12)
Pastor: God, our Creator, guard the life of each unborn child.
People: Help us to see your handprint on everyone you created.
Pastor: Protect the vulnerable and needy in our nation today.
People: Strengthen those who tirelessly work to preserve life.
Pastor: May our nation turn to abundant life in You.
People: We ask these things through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
*Parting Song: #322:1-2 “God, the Father of Your People”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
*indicates congregation stand - organist: MaryLou Wielenga
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Rod & Connie Te Krony, Deacon Darren & Shar Bonestroo
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Rod & Betty Techen, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese
NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Kyrin De Groot, Kirsten Grevengoed, Dana Driesen; PM Kyle LeLoux Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Makenna Fedders, Riley Grevengoed, Jessica De Jager; PM Eric Kroese 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 Alpha Center
OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Cadets; 2. Christian Ed. Fund
- SERVERS TODAY: Jim & Aletha O. NEXT WEEK: Seth & Jaime O.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT WEEK: Julie/Tonya
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel
CORRESPONDENCE: Galen Kroese to Justin Van Zee; Ryan Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Larry Kroese to Kevin Schutte; John Kroese to Lauren Runia; Merlyn 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
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
10:45 AM Adult Sunday School
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Nelva Pollema
6:45 PM GEMS at Hope CRC. Please communicate with your counselor or Karinda de Boom
(email@example.com) if you will be absent due to sports practice.
7:30 PM Friendship Bible at Northside Court
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 5 of Discover Isaiah
7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 9. Opening Prayer: Nelvina K.; Closing Prayer: Shirley R.
7:00 PM Men’s Society
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
January 21, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL As Jesus called Simon and Andrew, James and John, he also calls us anew each day to the path of discipleship. Welcome to worship! 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 Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 24 & Daniel 4:34-35 titled “Our World Belongs to God”.
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Vivian Faye Veldman, infant daughter of Travis & Brittany, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING is Cadet Sunday. The Cadets will be meeting at Hope CRC. We give thanks to God for the ministry of the Cadet Corps. Praise God for Cadet Counselors and Junior Counselors who serve their God and the Cadets in this ministry. Also, praise God for the Cadets themselves and ask God to use Cadeting in their training for future leadership and service in His Kingdom.
ATTENTION HULL 1ST: There is still room on the Guatemala Mission team. Dates are May 1-8. No experience is needed, just a willing, servant heart. Contact Val at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-441-3008 to sign up or for questions.
LADIES who would like to help out at JFA can meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p on Tuesday, January 23, to car pool.
COME ENJOY some soup and sandwiches at the Christian Ed soup supper this Wed., Jan. 24, at HCS. Serving will be from 5-7p. Complete your meal with some delicious dessert.
PLEASE NOTE: The Christian Ed Auction has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 4th.
PERSONHOOD SIOUX COUNTY–a newly formed local pro-life group–will be hosting Steve Deace, a national media figure, at the Sioux Center Library on Thurs., Jan. 25. The event is free and open to the public. The presentation will begin at 7:00p. Pizza and pop provided. Deace, who is a nationally syndicated radio host and TV personality, will speak about Personhood. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. For information regarding Personhood Sioux County, email email@example.com or call Jacob Hall at 712-449-5679.
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. Cost: Suggested donation of $20. Contact Mary Block at 712-541-5985.
GOSPEL MISSION Jan. 31. We have a speaker & piano player but now are looking for volunteers for special music. Reminder to Care Group 1&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.
DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT is Sat., Feb. 3, at Dordt. If you’re interested in attending, please fill out the registration form in the brochure and return to the church office by Jan. 24th.
THANK YOU to all of you that remembered me with prayers, cards, meals, gift cards, visits and phone calls after my recent hip replacement. –Galen Kroese
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
We extend our Christian sympathy to Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch & family in the passing of Teresa’s father, Henry Van De Stroet, on Monday, Jan. 15. Funeral services were held Thursday. May God comfort this family in their sorrow.
Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma in your prayers.
John Grevengoed was transferred from the Sheldon Hospital to Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls on Wednesday for a procedure. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing for John.
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.
Give thanks that LeRoy Jongetjes is feeling better and that his voice is getting stronger. Continue to pray for good health.
Continue to remember Jeremy De Wild as he recovers from surgery.
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:
We extend our sympathy to Deb & Jerry Verhoef, Craig & Teresa Verhoef, and family in the passing of Deb’s mother, Jolene Hofmeyer. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace as they remember and mourn her passing. May the resurrection of our Lord also give them hope and joy.
We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.
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.
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.
Western 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 Thurs.-Sat. Jan. 18, 19, & 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 please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Western Christian is seeking part-time custodial/cleaning help. We have need of someone to work approximately six hours per day from Monday through Friday. Work can be completed in the early mornings or after school/evenings. It can also be divided between two or more persons. If you have any interest, please contact Dan Barkel, Principal, at 439-1013 or email email@example.com.
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.
JOIN CFE for their 18th Anniversary Celebration Thurs., Jan. 25, at the 1st Ref. Church. Punch: 6:00p; meal at 6:30p. Join us to enjoy a prime rib dinner, fellowship, give praise to God and honor Jan Henryson, as she steps back from serving as executive director. Plan to participate in the silent auction again this year – we’ve received many great donations and are eager to share them! Call with the number attending (722-3527).
MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will be meeting on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon. The program will be sharing. Come with questions and ideas about this topic.
DORDT MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a faculty recital featuring compositions by Dordt composition instructor Dr. Daniel Baldwin on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30p in the Auditorium.
THE NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: Romancing the Violin, Jan. 27, at 7:30 PM in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. 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 will host the group Tri-Omaha on Jan. 29, at 7:30p. The trio consists of 3 members of the Omaha Symphony: Alyssa Griggs, flute; Christi Zuniga, piano and Dordt oboe instructor Heather Baxter on oboe.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Join CFE’s annual meeting on Tues., Feb. 20, at 7:00 AM in their Sioux Center office. Anyone involved with CFE: clients, financial partners, volunteers, prayer warriors, board members, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments served.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Love, INC will be running a spring session of Faith & Finances class beginning in March. We are looking for volunteers to be personal mentors to the participants. If you have a passion for helping others with their finances and understand how managing finances can transform the lives of families then we’d love to have you get involved. You do not need to have any special training or financial background. A one-time information training session on the materials is provided by Love INC. Please call Debbie Van’t Hul at 476-5990.
THE LOVE INC COMMUNITY PANTRY is depleted on some specific items and we are asking for you to help! We are in need of: frozen meat, Hamburger Helper, cereal, laundry detergent, tissues, paper towels (1-2 roll packages), and toilet paper (only 4 roll packages). If you have non-perishables to donate you may drop them off at Pioneer Methodist Church. If you wish to donate meat please call the office at 476-5990. Thank you in advance for your generosity!