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January 22, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 22, 2017

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Sanctity of Life Sunday

Preparation for Worship: “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” Prov. 11:2; “As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil” James 4:16

GATHERING TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship:

     Pastor:     Come, bow down and worship, kneel to the Lord, our Maker.

     People:   This is our God, our shepherd, we are the flock led with care.

*Opening Song: #408:1-4 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Baptism of Bryson Levi Bonestroo

Baptism Hymn: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

REMEMBERING GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Song of Assurance: #260:1,2 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Bethany Christian Services

Offertory

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #296:1-5 “We Give You But Your Own”  

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Philippians 4

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Joy in Giving”

Prayer of Application

GOING OUT TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #288:1,2,4,6 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Ken & Belle Draayer, Elder Lynn & Linda Anderson

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Kevin & Janice Driesen, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Steph Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Rachel Kats, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Colin Westra; PM Rick Van Hill Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Skyler Bonestroo, Teagan De Jager, Riley Grevengoed; PM Travis Veldman Family

USHERS FOR JAN.: Dan De Wit, Curtis Van Grouw, Don Krommendyk, Justin Pollema

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Cadets; 2. Love, INC.

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ben & Lisa W.        NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Mindy W.

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                               NEXT SUNDAY: Julie                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                              NEXT SUNDAY: Rick  

CORRESPONDENCE: Ron Techen to Kevin Schutte; Rod Te Krony to Steve & Tara Dekkers;  Justin Te Slaa to Lauren Runia; Kyle Te Slaa to Justin Van Zee; Dave Te Slaa to Sos & Kara Maletoungou

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM    Worship Service

 10:45 AM    Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM    Sunday School/Catechism

 10:45 AM    Adult Sunday School

   7:15 PM    Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul

MONDAY

   6:45 PM    GEMS. Girls that wanted a derby car will receive those along with the guidelines. The           derby race is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22.

   7:30 PM    Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM    Beth Moore Bible Study  

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 3; Discover Nehemiah

   7:00 PM    Men’s Society

   7:00 PM    Mission Guild Lesson 9. Opening Prayer: Susan Roetman; Closing Prayer: Carol Vis  

  FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 22, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”. 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. 

REMINDER: We have ceased all handshake greetings until the end of February. Greeters will still be available prior to the service to welcome you and Elders will greet you after the service, but will NOT shake your hand.

THIS MORNING we will witness the sacrament of baptism of Bryson Levi, infant son of Devin & Kate Bonstroo.

REMINDER: The back 8 benches on both sides of the sanctuary are reserved for families with babies to pre-school age children.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Matthew 5:17-20 titled “The Fulfillment of the Law”.

LADIES who would like to help out at JFA on Tues., Jan. 24 may meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING is Cadet Sunday. 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.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are willing to take anyone who needs a ride to their doctor’s appointment. Call your Care Group Elder or Karen (439-1626) if you would like to use this available service.

OUR CHURCH is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Thursday evening, Feb. 2 at 7:15p. We have special music and a pianist, but are looking for someone who would like to share a special message with our senior citizens. Please contact Tim Kats if you would like to offer your gifts of sharing God’s message to our senior citizens.

SALT AND LIGHT will be starting a new Bible study—Spiritual Gifts—in February. Men meet the first Sunday of the month in the council room after the evening service and women meet the second Sunday of the month. If you are interested in joining this study, contact Ben or Lisa Wiersma (wiersma.lisa11@gmail.com).

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH is asking for donations of yarn. The inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary have the opportunity to knit hats for children in need. Yarn can be dropped off in the office at 1st Reformed Church in Sioux Center.

DORDT: A day to inspire, encourage, and equip God’s people for ministry, Day of Encouragement, will take place Sat., Feb. 4, at Dordt. This year’s keynote speaker is Ed Stetzer. Day of Encouragement offers a variety of breakout sessions focusing on family, worship, youth, tech media, preaching, & shepherding. Early bird registration is available at www.dordt.edu/doe until Jan. 24 for individuals. If you are interested in attending, please register online and then turn in a receipt to the office and the church will reimburse you for the cost.

THE HULL CHAMBER welcomes The Blessed & Unbreakable Tour, featuring SELAH & speaker Missy Robertson to Hull on Sat., Feb. 18, at 7:00 at the Western Event Center. Purchase your tickets for RESERVED SEATING at http://www.itickets.com/events/371249.html.  Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513. 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Ÿ  Anthony Smit was released from the hospital last Sunday afternoon. Pray for continued strength and healing.

Ÿ  Phil Brummel continues to recover after being released from the hospital. Pray for God’s continued healing.

Ÿ  Gert Zevenbergen was admitted to Sioux Center Hospital on Tuesday with kidney failure. She was able to return to Pleasant Acres on Thursday. Pray that Gert will be comfortable.

Ÿ  Doctors have diagnosed Maria Kotman with Lyme’s Disease. Give thanks for a treatable diagnosis. The tonsillectomy has been postponed until she recovers from Lyme’s disease.

Ÿ  Eldon De Wild is scheduled for a heart test in Minneapolis on February 2. Pray that God will open the doors for a heart and lung transplant.

Ÿ  Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena, Julianne Kats, Esther Rozeboom, Goldie Veldman, and Anthony Smit at Aspen  Heights; Don Westra in his home, Sally De Groot at Landsmeer Ridge Community in Orange City, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Ÿ  We pray for continued healing and strength for Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Merideth Van Otterloo. We keep Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, in our prayers as he prepares for surgery related to colon cancer.

Ÿ  Mary Grooters continues under the care of hospice. We pray for God’s care and comfort for Mary and for her family.

Ÿ  We remember our members who reside in care facilities: Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres, 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.    

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, January 25, from 5:00-7:00p at the First Reformed Church in Hull. Spaghetti, garlic bread and a variety of salads will be served. Freewill donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be used for church mission projects.

THE ANNUAL MIK Youth Winter Retreat will be held at Swan Lake outside Viborg, SD from Feb. 17-19. The theme is “Just Be” with speaker Pastor Fuzz Floyd and Praise Team Ariel Gomes + Friends. Deadline for registrations is Jan. 25th. There is a limit of registrations that will be taken this year due to constructions onsite. Registrations are available from your Youth Leaders. For more info contact Lee De Groot at 470-4244.

DORDT COLLEGE Music Department invites you to hear Soprano Julianna Emanski, who will give a guest performance on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA Symphony Orchestra Guest Concert will occur on Saturday, Feb. 4, with a performance by the Lark Quartet at 7:30p in Dordt’ Auditorium. Advance tickets are available at True Vine Bookstore in Sioux Center and Jubon Juweelen in Orange City. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. For more information, contact the NISO office at 733-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a home in Sioux Center. Application forms are available at the Sioux Center Library, Sioux Center City Office and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership. Completed applications are to be returned by Feb. 10 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

THE DORDT MUSIC DEPARMENT is pleased to announce that it will host a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) in conjunction with the South Dakota Chapter of American Guild of Organists. POE are one-week summer camps in which students ages 13-18 may begin or continue organ studies. Participants must have achieved an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency. The camp includes daily lessons by master teachers and performances by nationally-known artists. Our POE will take place June 11-16 on the campus of Dordt College. Brochures are available on the narthex table. For more information email John.MacInnis@Dordt.edu or call 722-6202.

ENDING THE POVERTY CYCLE – Sea to Sea is a bicycling mission benefiting World Renew and Partners Worldwide. In 2017, the bicyclists hope to raise $3 million to help end global poverty. Your involvement will increase the impact of this effort on the lives of vulnerable people around the world. Support the cause: Ride with us! We currently have 67 registered riders and have a goal of 85 by the end of January. To give, ride, volunteer, or simply learn more, visit seatosea.org.

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES AUDIO BIBLE STUDY: Prayer, fasting, study, solitude…spiritual disciplines through which God transforms our lives that we might be more like his Son, Jesus. Groundwork is offering an in-depth, audio Bible teaching series examining these essential discipleship practices. It’s great for personal, family, or group study. Get it free with study guides when you subscribe at GroundworkOnline.com/SpiritualDisciplines.  

CRWM: Serve Abroad this summer – Are you interested in serving overseas this summer? You can lead English camps in Lithuania or Asia, an adventure camp in Romania, or visit the Holy Land. Many young people want to learn English from native speakers. This summer, you can work with missionaries to help fill this need in Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, or Asia. You’ll work with kids who attend English programs and lead them in activities. Visit crwm.org/Summer2017 for information.