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January 24, 20 21

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 24, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Cadet Sunday

Preparation for worship: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Ps. 119:105)

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

        Pastor:     Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

        People:    who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.

        Pastor:     For he chose us in him before the creation of the world

        People:    that we might be holy and blameless before God.   (from Ephesians 1:3-4)

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #500:1-5 “How Firm a Foundation”

Cadet Litany (on PPT)

Cadet Song: #292:1-3 “Living for Jesus” (vs. 1 & chorus, Cadets/Counselors; vs.2-3 everyone)

WE SEEK THE LORD

God’s Will for our Lives

Song of Commitment: SW#42:1,2 “Cry of My Heart”

Prayers of God’s People

WE LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD

*Song of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Psalm 119:161-168 (NLT)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Dive into the Word”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #291:1-3 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #291:4-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

*Postlude     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

Your offering for the Cadets can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

* indicates congregation stand

pianist…Evan Schroeder

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: AM Cadets; PM Rick & Tonya De Groot, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Phil & Sherry Brummel, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa   

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Kaden Struik, Dalton Westra, Jacob Emerick; PM Ryan & Rachel Bolkema

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Amy De Jager, Jessica Wielenga, Cory Ney, Braeden Kats; PM Carl Bonestroo Family  

USHERS FOR JAN.: Eric Haveman, Alex Westra, Scott Kroese, Eric Rens

USHERS FOR FEB.: Harlan Mouw, Brody Pollema, Tim Kats, Andrew Hoekstra

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

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Alpha Center

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Scott & Sara G.                     NEXT SUNDAY: Larry & Marcia H.

POWER POINT TODAY: Konner                                           NEXT SUNDAY:  Kirk/Tonya                                     

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Rick  

CORRESPONDENCE: Jo (Mrs. Don) Westra to Justin Van Zee; Randy Westra to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rob Westra to Michael Ribbons; Evan Wielenga to Kevin Schutte; Larry Wielenga to Lauren Runia; Randy Winterfeld 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

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 24, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: We gather to worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Welcome to all, dear family of Christ. 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.

THIS MORNING we commemorate Cadet Sunday. We give thanks for the leaders and all the boys who participate in this important program.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 2:1-28 titled “God is in Control”.

THIS EVENING Riley Daniel Te Slaa, infant son of Kyle & Becca, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

CHOIR will be starting for the second semester next week Sunday, January 31. We would love to have new members!

A FEW 8TH GRADE STUDENTS in HCS STEAM class are doing a community service project. They chose to donate items to Promise Community Health Center. If you would like to help care for new moms and their babies, there will be a table in the back of church for you to put your donations on. A few items you may donate are diapers, baby bottles, baby clothes, wipes, blankets, etc. The pickup date has been extended to January 31st.

CARD SHOWER: The family of Goldie Veldman is requesting a card shower for her 90th birthday, February 1. Her address is: Goldie Veldman, 1410 Aspen St., #118, Hull, IA 51239.

ED SCHOLTEN, oldest member of our congregation, will celebrate his 96th birthday, January 28th. Care Group #3 would like to host a card shower to honor him. His address is: Royal Meadows, 1400 7th Ave. SE, Room #702, Sioux Center, IA 51250. The flowers on the table in the back of church are in honor of Ed’s birthday.

DARLENE KROESE has relocated to Royal Meadows in Sioux Center. Her new address is: Royal Meadows, 1400 7th Ave. SE, Room #417, Sioux Center, IA 51250. Her phone number is 712-722-0042.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: The communicant memberships of Ben & Lisa Wiersma and their two baptized daughters, Sydney and Lydia, have been transferred, at their request, to the Sibley CRC. We wish them God’s blessing in their new church home.

COFFEE BREAK: After much thought and prayer and input from the CB Staff, it has been decided to put the Hull CB program aside until this fall. Please keep this beautiful community program in your mind and look for notice of it beginning this fall. Until then, stay strong in the Word and look for ways to bring joy to others. -Bev Altena, CB Director

THANK YOU to everyone for your prayers, words of comfort and cards following the death of our daughter, Betty Vande Griend. It was very much appreciated! -Ed & Eunice Scholten

THANK YOU to the many of you for cards, food and feelings expressed during Belle’s recent stroke and our bouts with Covid. Belle has adjusted well at Sheldon Health Care Center. We ask for continued prayers as we go forward with the help of God. -Belle & Ken Draayer

THANK YOU so much to our amazing church community for all the phone calls, messages and cards we received with the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather Verne. It is such a blessing to be part of this church family and this community. Thank you to the care group and everyone for the flowers and memorial gifts also.  -The family of Verne Huisman

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Hilary and Rick Van Hill and Ben and Lisa Wiersma in the passing of Hilary’s and Ben’s grandmother, Hanna Wiersma of Sibley. She passed away on Tuesday, January 12.

Give thanks that Walt den Hoed is recovering well from his recent Rotator Cuff surgery. Continue to pray for healing.

Pray for Jarvis De Wild. His cancer has progressed and he will begin immunotherapy.

Keep Galen Drent in your prayers as he recovers from back and neck injuries. Galen is scheduled to have the back and neck brace removed on Thursday. Pray that the doctor will be pleased with Galen’s progress.

Continue to pray for Ron Techen as he recovers from hip surgery.

Jo (Mrs. Sid) Westra is now a resident at Royale Meadows in Sioux Center, 1400 7th Ave., SE, Room #616, Sioux Center, IA 51250. Her phone number is 722-2100. Pray for strength.  

Jacoba Rens is recovering from hip surgery and Covid at the Sioux Center Hospital. Give thanks that she is improving and doing physical therapy.

Al Rens was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, January 17, with Covid and pneumonia. Pray for healing.

Goldie Veldman was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, January 16, with Covid and dehydration and released on Wednesday. Pray for strength and healing.

Pray for all those in this congregation and beyond who are struggling with Covid.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese; Jo Westra, Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We praise God that Isaac Cook & AyshaLynn De Groot were united in marriage earlier this month (Jan. 2). We pray for blessings on their union.

Pray for Mark Steiger as he awaits surgery next Friday to remove his gallbladder. Pray for quick healing and that his abdominal pain resolves with this treatment.

Please remember Arnold Nielsen (father of Martin & Sandy) in your prayers. Pray that his health continues to improve.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. We pray that he can recover quickly from his infection, and that his upcoming surgeries to repair his esophagus go well.

We continue to pray for those who are recovering from Covid-19 or have family members that are dealing with this illness. We pray for healing and are thankful for so many that have recovered.

We pray for our families. Some have significant challenges in their lives for a variety of reasons. Let us pray for peace, stability, healing, and restoration.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   .  HCS is accepting applications for a part-time librarian and full-time resource room coordinator/

teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications can be found on our webpage (www.hullchristian.com) or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a future home in Hull. Are you or someone you know in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Application forms are available at the Hull City Office, Hull Public Library, and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs//home-ownership/. Completed applications are due by February 17. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Franje, 476-2804 or email kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD between the ages of 3&4 years old you may quality for the FREE Head Start or Child Development Program through Mid-Sioux Opportunity. For more information on this free preschool program contact 800-859-2025. Early Head Start is currently taking applications for their FREE family support and resource program. Early Head Start serves expectant families and children up to the age of three. For more information on this free home based program call 800-859-2025.

DIGITAL ZOO – A FUNDRAISER FOR HOPE HAVEN PRESENTED BY DKOI: Join us for a drive-thru digital zoo! Come drive through Westview Business Park in Rock Valley, Monday, January 25 through Saturday, January 30th (open 5:30p-10:00p each night). This event is a safe, socially distanced family outing-don’t miss your chance to experience the digital zoo exhibits from the comfort of your car. All of the “exhibits” will feature a fun, digital experience on a DKOI sign – no live animals will be present. Signs will offer instructions and help guide the flow of traffic. Presented by DKPI Signs, this event is a fundraiser for Hope Haven. Please consider a freewill donation to Hope Haven. There will also be an opportunity to win fun prizes for kids – each donation to Hope Haven enters your family into the prize drawing! Learn more or donate at hopehaven.org/zoo!

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION’S Celebration Dinner will be Thursday, Feb. 4, at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Join us for Lorraine Nieuwsma’s Prime Rib dinner. Make a reservation, pick up dinners at 1st Ref. Church (160 10th St. SE), dine at your leisure, tune in for client testimonies and bid on our online auction. Please register for dinner at www.cfeministries.org or call 722-3527 by Monday, Jan. 28. Donate items for the online auction by Jan. 26th. CFE serves NW Iowa with hope and guidance for those who are hurting and struggling to provide for their needs.