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January 31, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 31, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:4-5  

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE THE LORD

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

              Pastor:      Arise, shine, for your light has come!

              People:     The glory of the Lord has risen upon us.

              Pastor:      Let us praise the Lord together.

              People:     The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon

                                shine on us,

              Pastor:      for the Lord will be our light, and our God will be our glory.

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & We Greet One Another

*Opening Song: #506:1,2,4 “Glorious Things of You Are Spoken” (Use tune from Blue Psalter)

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Reading of the Law

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Song of Confession: #285:1-4 “O Jesus, I Have Promised

WE BRING OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Education Fund; 2. Cadets

Offertory

THE LORD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #553:1-4 “Jesus Call Us; O’er the Tumult”   

Prayer of Illumination

Reading of the Lord’s Word: Luke 8:22-25

Proclaiming of the Lord’s Word: “Who is This?”

Prayer of Application

WE DEPART TO PRAISE AND SERVE THE LORD

*Song of Response: SW#4:1,2 “We Bow Down”       

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #442:1,3 “Abide with Me”

*Postlude                         

     (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

*indicates congregation stand

organist: Peg Visser

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Roger & Linda Tiedeman, Elder Rob & Amy Westra

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Dennis & Jackie Vande Griend, Deacon Eric & Bobbie Kroese

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Megan Kooima, Alysia Haveman, Dylan Zomermaand, Erika Feenstra, Logan Baccam; PM Kirk Struik Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Rick De Groot, Kevin Driesen, Mike Grevengoed, Scott Kroese

VALET PARKING/ FEB: AM Jerad Kats, Lee Rozeboom; PM Zach De Jager, Zach Van’t Hul

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. Building Fund; 2. Hull Sack Pack Program

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Larry & Faye K.                    NEXT WEEK: Merlyn & Linda Kroese  

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                                              NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Julie                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                          NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Larry Wielenga to Justin Van Zee; Ben Wiersma to Kevin Schutte; Sally Winkel to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Randy Winterfeld to Lauren Runia; Eric Zomermaand 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

   4:30 PM         Easter Cantata Practice

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

   6:45 PM         GEMS at Hope CRC – 4th graders will meet after school at Julie Leusink’s

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 8 “The Gentile Connection”

   6:30 PM       YPS. Devotions: Colin W & Marcus TK; Lunch: Lee R. & DaNae VH (note time)

   7:00 PM         Music & Worship Committee

   7:00 PM         Mission Guild Lesson 9. Song Service: Joyce Vande Griend; Closing Prayer: Peg V.

   7:00 PM         Men’s Society

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 31, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome one and all! Faith, hope and love are gifts of God. May you find them here. 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. 

WE WELCOME Pastor Klompien as he leads our evening service. His message is taken from Psalm 5 & Lord’s Day 4 titled “Wouldn’t He?”

NEW PHONE NUMBERS: Lee & Donna Van Grouw no longer have a land line phone. Their cell phone numbers are: Lee: 460-0191; Donna: 470-2336.

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.

BAPTISM: Mitchell & Kelsi Byl have requested the sacrament of baptism for their infant daughter, Harper Joy Byl. Baptism will take place next Sunday morning.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will be meeting next Sunday evening, Feb. 7th. Lunch: Lois Salazar & Arlene Van’t Hul.

DIRECTORY PICTURES: For those of you who have joined our church or changed your status (recently married) since the last church directory (which was about 4-1/2 years ago) we would like your photo. We are waiting on about 10 more family photos before we can compile them all. Please remember to add the names of all your children so we can match the name to the face. Submit email photos to ktsfmly@hotmail.com or photos we can scan can be put in the church mailbox of Tim Kats.

THE HULL CADET CLUB will be having a Potato Bake on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Serving will be from 5:00-7:00p at the Hull Christian School. It will be a free will donation with all proceeds going to Mark and Sara Sandbulte to help with expenses after their house fire on Christmas.

THANK YOU for your wonderful 2015 participation in Operation Christmas Child. The generosity of northwest Iowa individuals, families, groups and churches resulted in 3300+ shoebox gifts. Praise God! Samaritan’s Purse is now in the process of shipping more than 11 million shoebox gifts to boys and girls in 108 countries around the world. Every box is an opportunity to share the Gospel with children and their families. Please pray that God will use these gifts, along with the “Greatest Journey” discipleship training to bless children, save souls, strengthen churches and build up His Kingdom. Continue praying for the child who receives YOUR shoebox gift! – Loralie Wiese, Sioux Center OCC Relay Center

THANK YOU: We would like to thank the congregation for all of the prayers said, cards sent, food brought in, gift cards and money given (which I used for gas). Special thanks to Rev. Kotman & Norma, and Elder Henry Kats for the many visits and phone calls. It was all so much appreciated. You have all been so good to me this past year and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Most of all, I praise God for his healing mercies and for the grace he has given me to fight the cancer. –Phil & Sherry Brummel

THANK YOU: We thank the congregation for the Get Well and Sympathy cards, visits, and prayers we have received the past few weeks. Thank you to Pastor and Norma, Rev. Klompien and Elder Jansen for their visits. Also, thanks to our care group for their gift. We give thanks and praise to our members for remembering us.  -John & Betty Bolkema

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We extend our Christian sympathy to Dave & Carol Rozeboom and family in the passing of Dave’s mother, Mary Jane Rozeboom, on Friday evening. Jan. 22nd. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Nic & Shirley Van Engen in the passing of Nic’s step-grandfather, George Bradley of Doon on Sunday.

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

Joyce Kroese was 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.

We praise God that Sherry Brummel has recovered from her bronchitis and received her last chemo treatment on Wednesday.

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:    

Joan Buyert will be having heart valve replacement surgery on February 2. We pray for peace, a successful surgery, and for healing.

Luke Hulstein, son of Josh and Kaylee Hulstein, underwent surgery to remove his tonsils this past week. They are working with a specialist to try and improve Luke’s ability to swallow. We pray for healing and for the Lord’s care for Luke and family.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western Christian will be hosting a Junior High Choir Festival at 7:00p on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Schools participating in the festival include Hull Christian, Doon Christian, Sioux Center Christian, Ireton Christian, Orange City Christian, Inwood Christian, Sheldon Christian, Sanborn Christian and Rock Valley Christian. These schools will combine in a mass choir with the Western Christian Chamber Singers for this inspirational concert.

   Hull Christian School will be holding their bi-annual society meeting on Wed., Feb. 17, at 7:30p in the HCS music room. The agenda will include approving the 2016-2017 budget and electing new board members. The proposed budget and board member nominees are included in the February Knightly News. We are also proposing updates to our By-Laws. Parents will receive them with our weekly e-mail. If other society members are interested in seeing the updates, copies are available at church or by contacting the HCS office at 439-2273.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tues., Feb. 2, at 7:00p. Elizabeth Addink Scholten will share her life story with mental illness. Call Shirley 722-4462 with questions.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., Feb. 3, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. 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.

DORDT COLLEGE Orchestra Festival for area high school string orchestras will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:00p. Each high school orchestra will perform individually and then all orchestras will combine for four mass pieces. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help with festival expenses.

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!

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Thursdays from 7:00-9:00p at the Orange City Public Library. Suggested donation: $20. Contact Mary Block at 712-541-5985 (joyfulblock@gmail.com) for more information.

ALPHA CENTER LIBERTY DINNER will be held Feb. 29 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Reception:  6:15p and Dinner/program: 7:00-9:15p. To register call 605-351-3500.

JFA: Interested in going to Tanzania? JFA will be partnering with STEMM out of Sioux City for a vision trip to Tanzania, Africa in September. If you would like more information, feel free to contact us at 712-476-2804.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP (RFKC) is scheduled for August 6-12. RFKC is focused on showing children in foster care who have been traumatized, abused, neglected or abandoned Christ’s love. RFKC is a proven and effective way to give hope, healing, and love to children who need it the most! Last year we had 75 amazing staff members! This year we are looking for more people to join our Royal Family to fulfill God’s calling to take care of the orphans among us. If you would like to apply to be a part of our Royal Family visit www.tinyurl.com/rfkc2016app to download an application! We request your application by March 31st.