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January 29, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 29, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister Cadet Sunday

Preparation for Worship: “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

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 & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #501:1,2,3,7 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

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

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Pardon: SW#34 “Step by Step”

Prayers of God’s People

Offering: 1. Cadets; 2. Love, INC.

Offertory

WE LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD

*Song of Preparation: SW#36 “Open Our Eyes, Lord”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 12:1-13

God’s Word Proclaimed: Get In The Game”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #291:1-5 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #522:1 “Onward, Christian Soldiers”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: AM Cadets; PM Kevin & Janice Driesen, Deacon Dan & Dana Fedders

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Mark & Teresa Fedders, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Stephanie Bonestroo, Dana Fedders, Lane Driesen, Mackelle Grevengoed, Anna Zomermaand; PM Brody Pollema Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Don Krommendyk, Justin Pollema, Ross Te Slaa, Jonathon De Wild

VALET PARKING FOR FEB: AM Jerad K. & Colin W. PM Chris B. & Marcus TK

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Cadets; 2. Love, INC.

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Boiler Project; 2. Hope Haven

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Randy & Mindy W. NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Michelle Z.

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie NEXT SUNDAY: Noah

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Rog Tiedeman to Kevin Schutte; Ella Mae Vande Burgt to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Vande Griend to Lauren Runia; Dennis Vande Griend to Justin Van Zee; Duane Vande Griend 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

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

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

2:00 PM Bereans. Lunch: Joyce Vande Griend

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 29, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Here we learn what is good and what the Lord requires of us: justice, mercy, and walking humbly with God. May you find blessing and inspiration as you hear God’s Word today. 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 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.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Hebrews 4:1-16 and Belgic Confession #26, titled “Christ, Our Great Intercessor”.

OUR CHURCH is responsible for the service at Pleasant Acres on Thursday evening, Feb. 2 at 7:15p.

PASTOR KOTMAN will be on vacation from Tuesday, Jan. 31 until February 8th. Please notify your Care Group Elder or Pastor Klompien with any concerns.

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Doug De Groot will lead our morning worship service and Rev. Klompien will lead our evening worship service.

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.

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.

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 John Bolkema was admitted to the hospital on Thursday afternoon, January 19, with pancreatitis. He was able to return home on Sunday, Jan. 22nd. Pray that John would get stronger.

Ÿ Congratulations to Eric and Bobbie Kroese on the birth of a daughter, Hannah Joy, born on Saturday, January 21st in the Sioux Center Hospital.

Ÿ Gert Zevenbergen is back at Pleasant Acres having been admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital a couple weeks ago with kidney failure. Pray that Gert will be comfortable.

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 We extend our Christian sympathy to Sherry & Phil Brummel and family in the passing of Sherry’s dad, Ted Ribbens, of Sioux Center early Tuesday morning.

Ÿ Marge Vander Esch had surgery in Sioux Falls on Thursday. Give thanks that everything went as planned. Pray for God’s healing.

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 Debbie Middendorp was able to return home from the hospital after being treated for stomach issues. We pray for continued healing as well as for her parents, Dave and Doris Van Beek, who are there providing their support.

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

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wednesday, February 1, at 1:00 p.m. at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Join us for a time of fellowship and mutual encouragement. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

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.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Cardiovascular Screening on Tuesday, February 14 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Diagnostic Imaging at 722-8116. The cost is $45 for each individual test or all three for $95.00

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.

GEMS OPEN: Your game of golf can have a big impact! Mark your calendars for the GEMS Open on Friday, May 19, and join us at Diamond Springs Golf Club in Hamilton, Michigan to help GEMS Girls’ Clubs continue to reach girls everywhere with the message of Jesus! Join our Michigan event or Golf at a distance for a discounted rate! Not a golfer? Consider sponsoring the event or donating items to the silent auction. For more information contact the GEMS Service Center at (616) 241-5616 ext. 3035 or visit gemsgc.org.

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.

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.