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January 28, 2018

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MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 28, 2018

Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister

 

Preparation for worship: “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.” I Chronicles 16:23-25

 

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #483:1-3 “How Great Thou Art”

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Baptism of Vivian Faye Veldman

Baptism Hymn: #231:1-3 “How Great Is the Love of the Father”

Summary of the Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #489:1-3 “When Peace like a River”

 

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND OUR GIFTS

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Cadets; 2. Christian Education Fund

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

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

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Proverbs 26:20-28 and selected verses

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Wise Up About Words”

Prayer of Application

 

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #547:1-3 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #620:3 “By the Sea of Crystal”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Ron & Betty Techen, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa, Deacon Terry & DeeAnn Jansma

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Makenna Fedders, Riley Grevengoed, Jessica De Jager; PM Eric Kroese Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Talan De Yager, Savannah Feenstra, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Shad Kats Family

 

USHERS FOR FEB.: Dan Poppema, Brad Kats, Kyle Bolkema, Rick De Groot

VALET PARKING FEB.: AM Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw; PM Colin Westra, Dawson Feenstra

 

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. Cadets; 2. Christian Ed. Fund

OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Building Fund

 

  1. SERVERS TODAY: Seth & Jaime O. NEXT WEEK: Doug & Sandy P.

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie/Tonya NEXT WEEK: Jason/Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Don Krommendyk to Justin Van Zee; Lou Krommendyk to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kyle LeLoux to Kevin Schutte; Joel Leusink to Lauren Runia; Ken Leusink 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 Classes

6:00 PM Evening Service

MONDAY

7:30 PM Friendship Bible at Northside Court

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 6 of Discover Isaiah

2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 8. Hostess: Nelvina Kroese

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 28, 2018

 

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We welcome you to worship in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! 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 MORNING Vivian Faye Veldman, infant daughter of Travis & Brittany, will receive the sacrament of baptism. Thank God for his covenant promises.

 

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Psalm 8 titled “Creation and Providence”.

 

TODAY 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.

 

PASTOR LOREN will be gone from Tuesday, January 30 and returning Tuesday, February 6. In case of a special need, contact Rev. Klompien or your Care Group Elder.

 

GOSPEL MISSION is Wednesday, Jan. 31. We have a speaker, piano player and special music. We are still looking for 3 volunteers from Care Group #2 and welcome anyone who wants to participate in this opportunity to be a witness. We will meet at the church parking lot at 6:30p to car pool.

 

DIRECTORY UPDATE: Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo no longer have a landline. Dean’s number is 712-870-0373 and Stephanie’s number is 712-577-3216. Please make the update in your church directory.

 

THANK YOU for expressions of sympathy, cards received and the plant from our care group. Thank you also to Pastor Loren & Norma for their visit in the passing of a sister. –Ken & Belle Draayer

 

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone who remembered us in so many ways in the sudden loss of our husband, father, son, brother and friend. The cards, food, phone calls, texts, memorial gifts, prayers and shared memories and tears are so appreciated. Thank you also to Pastor Loren and Norma, Pastor Klompien and Elder Larry Wielenga for their visits and phone calls and to the care group for the lunch served before visitation. We ask for your continued love and prayers as we go through this time in our forever changed world. “Be strong and courageous.Your God will be with you wherever you go”. Joshua 1:9. –Maureen, Travis, Brittany, Eme, Gracie, Stella & Vivian, Micah, Bryce Veldman, Jacob, Abby & Harrison Koedam and Goldie Veldman

 

THANK YOU: I would like to thank the congregation, Pastor Loren and Care Group #1 for all of your thoughts, prayers, concerns, and cards during my surgery, hospital stays, and recovery. God surely heard your prayers and blessed me with a successful surgery and full recovery with life being back to normal as I am sleeping well, eating normally and back to work. –Jeremy De Wild

 

THANK YOU: We would like to thank the church for encouraging us through your generous support gifts and prayers! We are leaving mid February for the country of Solomon Islands. We will be teaching the national media team there to dub Scripture videos, make Bible apps, create radio programs, and record New Testaments in a village setting. We are so grateful that you are part of this ministry with us. –Lauren & Connie Runia

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

 

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Wilma Grevengoed & family, Mike & Connie Grevengoed & family, Darlene & Charles Kroese & family, and Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed & family in the passing of John on Monday, January 22nd. Funeral services were held on Friday. May God comfort these families in their sorrow.

Ÿ Give thanks that Anthony Smit was able to return to Aspen Heights last Sunday afternoon after having been a patient in the Sioux Center Hospital with Influenza A. Pray for strength and healing.

Ÿ Bob Soodsma is scheduled for hip replacement surgery on Tuesday at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls. Pray that the surgery would go well and for healing.

Ÿ Skyler Bonestroo’s surgery has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, January 31, at the Orange City Hospital. Pray that surgery would go well and for healing.

Ÿ Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma in your prayers.

Ÿ 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.

Ÿ Continue to remember LeRoy Jongetjes in prayer. Pray for continued good health.

Ÿ 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:

Ÿ We give thanks with Matt and Cacey De Kam in the birth of their daughter, Piper Eve, who was born on January 18, Piper was born via C-section and there were some complications with the delivery related to Piper’s lungs. Piper is at Sanford hospital and has responded well to the care provided herand she has been making significant progress daily. Cacey is doing well in her recovery from surgery as well.

Ÿ We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.

Ÿ 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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 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 dan.barkel@westernchristianhs.com.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH will be having Faith Fellowship this weekend at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. Please pray that God will be glorified and the hearts and minds of the guys will be open to learning about how Jesus can help them get well. John 5:1-9 Thank you!

 

DORDT will host the group Tri-Omaha on January 29, at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The trio consists of 3 members of the Omaha Symphony: Alyssa Griggs on flute, Christi Zuniga on piano and Dordt oboe instructor Heather Baxter on oboe. TriOmaha will present a recital and talk about the importance of music and music education.

 

DORDT: Dr. Gary Cobb will present an organ recital at Dordt at 7:00p on February 3 in the Auditorium. Cobb is a Professor of Music at Seaver College at Pepperdine in Malibu, California.

 

DORDT: The biennial Dordt College Orchestra Festival will take place on February 9 at 7:00p in the Auditorium. In addition to the Orchestra, three area high schools are participating in the festival: Le Mars Community, Unity Christian, and Western Christian. The concert will end with a mass orchestra consisting of more than 110 string players.

 

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. Information on our progress, review of the new budget, election of officers, and introduction of staff and the new Executive Director will take place. 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 the 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!