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January 24, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – January 24, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman….Minister       

Preparation for Worship: “Praise God in his sanctuary and in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds and his excellent greatness! ...Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” (Ps. 150:1-2,6)

WE COME TO WORSHIP

Piano Prelude by Alyssa Fedders

*Welcome: Pastor Loren   

*Call to Worship: Chris Baccam

*Opening Prayer: Justin Grevengoed

*God’s Greeting & We Greet Each Other (Pastor Loren)

*Opening Songs: #486:1-3 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” & #489:1,2,4 “When Peace like

              a River”           Praise Team: Lee R, Skyler B, DaNae VH, Alyssa F, Rachel K, Anna Z.

WE SEEK THE LORD

Reading of the Law: Skyler Bonestroo, Jerad Kats, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Dana Driesen

Prayer of Confession: Erika Feenstra

Song of Confession: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Assurance of Pardon: Jessica De Jager

Congregational Prayer: DaNae Van’t Hul, Lee Rozeboom

Offering: YPS

Piano Offertory: Samantha Pollema

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #209:1-3 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 10:19-25 (pg. 1261)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Connecting with God, Connecting with Each Other”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: SW#56:1-3 “I Surrender All”

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: SW#45:1-2 “Knowing You”

*Piano Postlude by Samantha Pollema & Alyssa Fedders

  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                      

* indicates congregation stand

organist…Connie Te Krony

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  AM YPS; PM Justin & Sheila Van Schepen, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Roger & Linda Tiedeman, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Teresa Fedders, Ashten Winterfeld, Amanda Wiersma, Jessica De Jager; PM Brian Rozeboom Family 

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Amy De Jager, Susan De Yager, Jerad Kats, Cassidy Van’t Hul, Emily Fedders; PM  Tom Sheffield Family

USHERS FOR JAN: Randy Veldman, Cory De Wit, Rick De Groot, Kevin Driesen

VALET PARKING: AM Skyler B., Justin G.; PM Christopher B., Jacob W.

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Young People’s.

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

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Galen & Connie K.                     NEXT SUNDAY: Larry & Faye Kroese

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Tonya                  NEXT SUNDAY: Sally                      

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                   NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Randy Westra to Justin Van Zee; Rob Westra to Kevin Schutte; Mrs. Don Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Mrs. Sid Westra to Lauren Runia; Evan Wielenga to Rev. Jan Van Ee

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

MONDAY

   6:45 PM         GEMS at Hope CRC. We will also meet next week, Feb. 1.

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7 “The Gentile Connection”

   2:00 PM         Bereans – Lesson 8. Hostess: Joyce Vande Griend

   6:45 PM         Cadets meet at the clubhouse. Do Lesson A15 in your February Quest.

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 24, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL This day is holy to our LORD; and…the joy of the LORD is your strength. 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: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting until the end of February. We will still have greeters before the service and elders will greet you after the service. 

OUR YOUNG PEOPLE will be leading our worship service this morning.

THIS EVENING Pastor Kotman’s message is taken from Psalm 139:1-6, 15-16, 23-24 titled “Our All-Knowing God”.

LADIES who are interested in helping at JFA should meet in the upper church parking lot on Tuesday, January 26, at 12:45p.

MISSING: A black petite coat (Worthington brand) from the back of church. If you inadvertently took the wrong coat (there is a black Croft & Barrow coat hanging in back of church), please return it to church.

DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT is Feb. 6 at Dordt College. Brochures are on the narthex table listing the breakout sessions that are available. The church will pay for your registration. You need to turn in your registration form to the church office by Monday morning, Jan. 25, for us to get the early bird rate.

PORNOGRAPHY’S POWER is in the silence and shame it causes Christians. The good news is marriages are being saved, children are being equipped to find a way through the trap of pornography, and lives are being freed from its enslavement. Join a growing tide of Christians stealing the power back from pornography. Even if this is not your challenge, it likely is for someone you know and love. Support him or her by joining us for an evening of testimony, discussion, awareness, and healing from pornography and the hurt it causes. The evening will be led by Aaron Baart, Dean of Chapel from Dordt College, with contribution from ATLAS of Orange City area. Parents and adults are welcome to attend “Pornography Awareness” at First CRC in Hull, this Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7:00p.

NEW ADDRESS: Duck Lokhorst’s new address is 314 1st St., Apt. 101 in Hull. Sally De Groot’s new room number at Landsmeer Ridge Community is 506.

EASTER CANTATA: Anyone with a love for singing is invited to join in the Community EASTER Cantata “It is Finished” to be performed at 1st CRC on Easter evening, March 27. Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, January 31, at 1st CRC at 4:30p. Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses – High School age, Seniors, and anyone in between – we’d love to have you join us as we remember, rejoice and give thanks for the incredible sacrifice Jesus made, dying on the cross and rising again to give us eternal life! Questions: contact Shelly Van Otterloo at hullchamber@cityofhull.org.

STUDENTS preparing for ministry in the CRC from Classis Heartland may apply for aid for the 2016-2017 academic year by contacting Rev. Kotman; 439-1123; pastor@hull1stcrc.com. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016.

THANK YOU Pastor and Norma, Pastor Klompien, Elder Tim and Ruth Kats for your visits and calls. Thank you also to the Bereans, Mission Guild, my Care Group and members of the congregation for the prayers, cards, calls, visits, gifts and meals. I feel so blessed to belong to such a caring church. I thank God for his healing and am looking forward to being out and about again soon. –Joyce Vander Well

THANK YOU to the congregation for all the cards, prayers and well wishes as I recover from hip surgery.-Cliff Koele

THANK YOU  to everyone for all the prayers, cards, calls, visits, and well wishes as I continue to recover from  shoulder surgery. Thank you to my care group for the gift card and food. It was all very much appreciated! I thank God for his healing mercies. –Bennett Bruxvoort

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to Janice & Kevin Driesen and family in the passing of Janice’s father, Henry Haak, on Sunday evening. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Continue to pray for Nell Brunsting at Pleasant Acres (Room 14). Pray for continued strength and healing. 

Joyce Kroese is scheduled for a consultation concerning her lungs in Rochester on Wednesday. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and encouraging news for Joyce.

Alberta Vander Wilt continues to recover from pneumonia. Pray for strength and healing.

Continue to pray for Gary Roetman as he receives chemo and diabetes treatment.

Pray for Sherry Brummel as she continues to receive chemo. Give thanks that her bronchitis has cleared up.

Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights, Don Westra in his home; Marvin & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We pray for several in our congregation and extended family who are recovering from surgeries and procedures.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT invites church youth groups to a high school youth group night at the Dordt vs. Morningside basketball game on Wed., Jan. 27. We invite youth pastors/leaders to bring a group of students to enjoy the game and popcorn provided free of charge. Email Jordan Edens at Jordan.Edens@dordt.edu with the point person for the group and a number they will be bringing. Please be sure to have an adult chaperon.

HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA presents a nationally recognized distance learning program designed to help educate families, caregivers, and professionals on issues affecting end-of-life care. This year’s Living with Grief program focuses on managing conflict/finding meaning – supporting families at life’s end. This live webinar will be locally hosted in the lower level conference room at Orange City Area Health System’s main campus at 1000 Lincoln Circe SE on January 28 from 11:30-2:00p. The program emphasizes strategies to support families as they are dealing with a family member who is dying and grief after a death. This includes identifying and managing sources of conflict that emerge during the dying process, as well as helping families find meaning at life’s end. To reserve a place or for more information call 712-737-5279.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: The Classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jan. 30 at 7:30p at Dordt. NISO’s concert will feature favorites from Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and many others. Shannon Salyards, soprano; Pamela De Haan, mezzo-soprano; Russell Svenningsen, tenor; and Brandon Hendrickson, baritone, will be joining the orchestra as guest artists for the evening.

NISO’s CELEBRITY CONDUCTOR CONTEST will be held in conjunction with this year’s Winter Pops Concert. Prominent local individuals have been invited to compete by soliciting support from family and friends. Each dollar donated to NISO will constitute one vote, with results tabulated during intermission. The winner, with attire and baton of choice, will have the distinct and well-earned privilege of conducting the orchestra in a special selection. Candidates are Josh Bowar, Alan Laird, & Marlowe Van Ginkel. Advance tickets available at True Vine and Dove Christian Bookstore. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert. For information, contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker is Keith Kroner with Medtronic and topic will be on deep brain stimulation. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8238.

ALPHA CENTER PURITY BALL for Fathers & Daughters will be Sat., Feb. 6, at 7:00p at CJ Callaway’s in Sioux Falls. For tickets call 605-361-3500. Attire: Ladies: modest dresses or formal wear; Men: dress shirt, tie and dress pants, suits or tuxedos.

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND is a time where we focus on love and one way to love is “Loving Your Neighbor.” Make plans to support Habitat for Humanity by attending a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:00-10:00a at Spalding Catholic/St. Mary’s in Alton. Funds raised will support our projects going on in Alton and all of Siouxland to help families in need of shelter. We would love to see you there!

CROSSROAD CONNECTION: Fighting Recidivism with Literacy. Before and after her incarceration, Jamie Rykse gratefully received assistance from Heartside Ministry. Today, she’s giving back to others, working at Heartside as the GED and literacy program coordinator. Jamie joins us to share her passion for motivating others to obtain their GED and find employment. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!