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January 26, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – Jan. 26, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: SW#7 “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Song of Praise: #499:1,2,5,6 “My God, How Wonderful You Are”

WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO GOD

God’s Law

Call to Confession

Words of Assurance

Hymn of Commitment: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Cadets

Offertory

WE LISTEN TO WHAT GOD TELLS US

*Hymn of Preparation: #601:1-4 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Genesis 4:1-16; Deuteronomy 5:17; Lord’s Day 40

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Value Life”

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Application: #545:1-3 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

WE ARE CHALLENGED TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Hymn: #634:1 “Father, We Love You”

 *Postlude   

  (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Dennis & Jackie Vande Griend, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM YPS; PM Aletha Vande Griend & Joyce Vande Griend, Deacon Kyle & Shae Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lynette Feenstra, Ruth Kats, Kade LeLoux, Maeva Haveman, Mitchell Fedders; PM Travis Kooima Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Keagen Winterfeld, Kirsten Grevengoed, Haley Driesen; PM Dan Fedders Family

USHERS FOR FEB: Rod Te Krony, Tyler Van’t Hul, Bryce Veldman, Dean Bonestroo: Feb. 2: usher PM only: AM YPS will usher;

VALET PARKING FOR JAN/FEB: Jan 26: Justin Pollema, Jason Kats; Feb. 2: Zach Mouw, Andrew Hoekstra; Feb. 9: Curtis Van Grouw, Ross Te Slaa; Feb. 16: Alex Westra, Sam Scholten; Feb. 23: Zach Vant Hul, Eric Rens

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Cadets

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. YPS; 2. Mission Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Evan & Rachel S.                       NEXT SUNDAY: Matt & Kait Schultze

POWER POINT TODAY: AM Julie; PM Jason/Kirk      NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                     NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Glen Scholten to Justin Van Zee; John Scholten to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jon Scholten to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Sam Scholten to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Evan Schroeder to Lauren & Connie Runia; Matthew Schultze to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church 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 Classes

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

  9:50 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC

  2:00 PM        Bereans. Lesson 6. Lunch: Liz Schmith

  7:00 PM        YPS - Service Project

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 26, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL In the name of the Holy Trinity, who holds darkness and light, night and day, rest and activity all in one loving embrace, we celebrate our diversity as we worship in unity. Welcome to all! 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.

TODAY 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 asks God to use Cadeting in their training for future leadership and service in His Kingdom. The Cadets are worshipping together at Hope CRC this morning.

CHOIR will rehearse this morning. New members are always welcome!

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 they will not shake your hand.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is taken from Acts 20:1-12 titled “Encouraging the Believers”.

UNION GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Gospel Mission on Wednesday, January 29th. They request that we be there at 6:45p so that chapel can begin promptly at 7:00p. Care Group 9 is asked to attend. Meet in the lower church parking lot at 5:30p to car pool.

DAD TIRED CONFERENCE will be Saturday, Feb. 29, 8:30a-3:30p at Maurice Reformed Church. Cost is $25, includes breakfast and lunch and a copy of the devotional Stop Behaving. Learn about healthy marriage practices, how to speak the gospel into your children, spiritual leadership principles, and how to develop Christ centered family traditions. Pre-registration is helpful but not required. More details and schedule at mauricereformed.org/dad-tired-conference.

CARD SHOWER: The family of Ed Scholten is requesting a card shower for their dad who will be turning 95 on January 28th. His address is: Royale Meadows – Room #702; 1400 7th Ave. SE; Sioux Center, IA 51250.

THANK YOU to everyone for your cards, for food brought in, and to my care group for the flowers. Thank you to Pastor Kotman for his calls and to Pastor Klompien and Elder Daryl Wesselink for their visits while I was in the hospital and at Pleasant Acres. It was all appreciated!  -Duck Lokhorst

THANK YOU to all who remembered us on our 65th anniversary. For the cards, the flowers from our children and also our Care Group and for the many Facebook messages we received. God has blessed us all these years and we are so grateful.  -John & Agnes Scholten

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that Wilma Grevengoed returned home from the hospital last Sunday, January 19, and is feeling much better. Visitors are welcome.

Marilyn Grevengoed continues to improve for which she is very thankful. She is grateful for your prayers for healing.

Sandy Starkenburg was scheduled for a Botox treatment on Friday.  Pray that the treatment will be effective.

Jarvis De Wild returned home from the hospital on Friday, January 17. Pray that eating would continue to improve and for healing.

Lois Salazar returned home from the hospital last Sunday, January 19. Continue to remember her as she heals from the surgery. Visitors are welcome.

Give thanks that John Bolkema is doing well. Pray for continued strength and healing.

Congratulations to Mitchell & Kelsi Byl on the birth of Easton Aaron, born on Wednesday, January 22.

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We pray for continued healing for Don Boer as he recovers from surgery. We give thanks for the progress he has made.

We pray for those who are unable to join us for worship from week to week due to age, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

      HCS: The Preschool-2nd grade students will be giving a program on January 30 at 7:00p called God’s Word from A-Z. All are welcome to come out and listen to the kids recite and sing scripture songs. You will also be able to watch live via the Hull Christian Facebook page.

      Hostess Supper: Come join us on Thursday, February 6, for the Hull Christian Annual Hostess Supper. Social starting at 6:15p, catered meal at 6:30p in the school gym. There will be a freewill donation for the meal.  If you are unable to attend, but would still like to contribute, please send it to school with a Memo that it is for the Hostess Supper. Donations will be used to improve and upgrade the school’s security.  After the meal, we will have the pleasure of hearing Jake Van Wyke who is an inspirational speaker.  He will bless us with a message while creating a piece of pottery on his spinning wheel.  If you would like to attend, please call the office at Hull Christian, 439-2273, to make your reservation by Tuesday, January 28.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (NISO) in concert with The Texas Tenors HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to Friday, January 31, at 7:30p in the BJ Haan Auditorium. Tickets ON SALE NOW @ https://niso.dordt.edu.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, February 4. Bipolar Disorder will be discussed. Individuals and family members living with mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

DORDT UNIVERSITY High School Orchestra Festival will take place on Friday, Feb. 7. In addition to the Dordt Chamber Orchestra, the Unity Christian & Western Christian high school orchestras are participating in the festival. The festival will culminate in an evening concert at 7:00p in the Auditorium in a performance featuring over 75 string players.  Each school orchestra will first perform an individual selection. Then the groups will combine for three mass orchestra pieces. The concert is free and open to the public.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: Duo Nouveau will perform a recital at Dordt at 7:30p on Sat., Feb.  8, in the Auditorium. The piano duo features Tammy Miller and Dr.  Bryan Stanley. Miller is an artist-faculty at the Omaha Conservatory of Music and has appeared in concert with orchestras across the country. Stanley is an accomplished pianist-composer and performs across the country as part of the Atlantic Piano Duo. The recital is free and open to the public.

KIRK CAMERON is coming to Sheldon on Feb. 28 at Crossroads Pavilion. He is a television and film actor and producer noted recently for his work in family films “Saving Christmas” & “Mercy Rules” along with the inspiration film “Fireproof”. You are invited to his Living Room Reset Tour. Kirk will be there with special guest Matt Hammit formerly of Sanctus Real. Visit www.echoconcerts.com to get your tickets.

ATLAS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: We are excited to celebrate our 20-year anniversary together! If you are able to join us for the event, or would like to host a table of 8 and invite others so sit with you at New Life Reformed Church on Thurs., Feb. 27, at 6:00p please respond promptly. You can email atlas@mtcnet.net or call 722-4900. The evening will include some testimonies of lives that have been impacted by God’s grace, some history of ATLAS, a meal, and an invitation to partner with ATLAS in a variety of way. 

JUSTICE FOR ALL UTAH BUS TOUR: If you are interested in seeing how partner ministries are showing HIS love and grace to people in FLDS communities in Utah this spring join JFA for a bus tour. A few seats remain! The dates are April 21-28. Cost of double occupancy is $950 per person, single is $1,260. Includes 7 nights lodging, 18 meals, and admission to two national parks. Deadline to sign up is March 1. Contact Joel De Wit with questions or to reserve your spot. Call 712-476-2804 or email joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

JFA: Come out for a “Tonight Show” themed event with the Justice for All Foundation. Entertainment with the familiarity to the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman (hosted by neither individual mentioned). Hear about JFA, its Foundation, as well as have some laughs (hopefully) with an up and coming 20 under 40 recipient in 2019 on Thursday, March 26, at the Parkview Events Center. Social time is 5:15p, dinner at 6:00p. To reserve a spot contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE will be offering grief classes 5 consecutive Tuesday afternoons, March 3-31 from 1-2:30 in Meeting Room #4 in the lower level of the Downtown Campus. Register by Friday, Feb. 28, by calling 712-737-5279. The program is available to adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness, accident, or suicide. This program is available to help individuals understand the dynamics of grief and provide a safe environment to express feelings. There is no charge to attend.