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January 31, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 31, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for worship: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Col. 3:16).

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #243:1-3 “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling”

WE SEEK THE LORD

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: SW#66:1-3 “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS

Prayers of God’s People

WE LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #762:1-2 “Ancient Words” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Colossians 3:1-17 (text: vs. 16)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Education: Growing In Christ”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #279:1-3 “O Word of God Incarnate”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#69 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

*Postlude     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

Your offering for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Alpha Centers can be placed in the offering plates on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand 

 organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Phil & Sherry Brummel, Deacon Ryan & Rachel Bolkema   

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: AM YPS; PM Brent & Amy De Jager, Elder Dave & Vanessa

Te Slaa

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Bethany Scholten, Taryne De Groot, Mya Kleinwolterink, Emily Fedders; PM Tyler Bonestroo Family

USHERS FOR FEB.: Harlan Mouw, Brody Pollema, Tim Kats, Andrew Hoekstra (Feb. 7th the YPS will usher in the AM)

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Alpha Center

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. YPS; 2. Mission Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Larry & Marcia H.               NEXT SUNDAY: Chris & Ashley H.

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Ben  

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

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship

WEDNESDAY

    7:00 PM      Music & Worship Committee Meeting (meet in the Council Room)

    7:00 PM      YPS Winter Outing. Devotions: Ashten W. & Dason VH.

  

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 31, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: We are delighted you’ve joined us. May God’s word today strengthen your faith, inspire curiosity and learning, and motivate your service of others. 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.

CHOIR rehearsal will begin this morning. We would love to have new members!

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 2:24-49 titled “A Blue Print for Tomorrow”.

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.

THANK YOU so much to Pastor Kotman, Larry Wielenga and Elder Randy Westra for the many phone calls and words of encouragement. Also, thank you to the care group for all the food that was brought over along with all the others who brought food, for all those who gave me a ride and those who sent cards and stopped in to visit. It all truly was appreciated. It really is a blessing to be a member of the body of Christ.  -Galen Drent

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ed & Eunice Scholten in the passing of Ed’s son-in-law, Glenn Vander Ark of Lafayette, Indiana, who passed away on Friday, January 22. Glenn was married to Ed’s youngest daughter Donna.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Jacoba Rens, Eleanor and Rick Kiers, Cody and Shelby Kiers and other family members in the passing of Al Rens early Saturday morning, January 23. The funeral service was on Wednesday.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Joyce and John Kroese in the unexpected passing of her brother Adrian “Butch” Warntjes who died Sunday evening, January 24. He was from Rock Valley but originally from Boyden. May God comfort all of these families in their sorrow.

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

Jarvis De Wild started immunotherapy this past Thursday, the 28th. Pray for good results and minimal side effects.

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

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

Continue to remember John Bolkema as he struggles with Parkinson’s.

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, Jacoba Rens, 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

Pray for Mark Steiger as he awaits surgery Friday, the 29th, 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. Arnold and his wife Pearl have moved to Cobble Creek Assisted Living Facility in Sheldon. They have many prayers of thanks that Arnold’s health continues to improve.

We remember Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. The surgery to repair his esophagus is scheduled for March 16.

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.

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION’S Celebration Dinner will be Thursday, Feb. 4. You are encouraged to tune in for client testimonies and bid on our online auction. CFE serves NW Iowa with hope and guidance for those who are hurting and struggling to provide for their needs.