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January 6, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 6, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister   

 

“In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71:1 -3

 

WE GATHER IN WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #599:1,4 “God of All Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”     

*Opening

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: #358:1,4,5 “As with Gladness, Men of Old”

 

WE ARE RENEWED IN GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Assurance: #490:1-3 “Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine”

Prayers for God’s People

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Benevolence

Offertory

 

WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #718:1-3 “Day by Day” (Celebration Hymnal)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Romans 8:28-39 & Lord’s Day 1 (PH pg. 861)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “My Only Comfort”

Prayer of Application

 

WE GO OUT TO SERVE

*Song of Response: SW#72:1-4 “In Christ Alone”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #630:1,2 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”

*Postlude

   (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

 

*indicates congregation stand

organist…Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Kevin & Janice Driesen, Deacon Terry & DeeAnn Jansma

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Jay & Donna De Wit, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk

NURSERY SUNDAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Abby Fedders, Chandler Pollema, Dylan Zomermaand; PM Matt Bosma Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Melissa Pollema, Sara Sandbulte, Abigail Kats, Jessica Wielenga, Cory Ney; PM Devin Bonestroo Family

 

USHERS FOR JAN .: Curtis Van Grouw, Evan Wielenga, Mitchell Byl, Tim Kats

VALET PARKING JAN.: Jan. 6: Bryce Veldman, Zach Mouw; Jan. 13: Lynn Anderson, Alex Westra; Jan. 20: Kyle Pollema, Zachary De Jager; Jan. 27: Justin Pollema, David Te Krony

 

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

OFFERING NEXT WEEK: Christian Ed. Fund

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Bennett & Karen B.                 NEXT WEEK: Mitch & Kelsi Byl   

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie/Run: Tonya                     NEXT WEEK: AM: Arlene; PM; Jason/Julie

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Travis Kooima to Justin Van Zee; Nelvina Kroese to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Eric Kroese to Lauren Runia; Galen Kroese 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

 10:45 AM       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship. Session 1 Join the Journey. Lunch: Pastor Loren & Norma

MONDAY

   6:45 PM       GEMS will have a regular meeting at Hope CRC

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC.

   2:00 PM       Bereans. Lunch: Jo Westra

   6:45 PM       Cadets. Regular meeting at the Clubhouse. Do Lesson 5 from Discovering God’s Word series. (see announcement in insert)

   7:00 PM       Music & Worship Committee Meeting (meet by the kitchen window)

   7:00 PM       Men’s Society – Lesson 6

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 6. Opening Prayer: Liz S.; Closing Prayer: Ella Mae VB

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 6, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Happy New Year! And a blessed Epiphany Sunday and season! We have come to worship the King, just as the wise men did so long ago. Welcome! 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. 

 

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 also will not shake your hand.

 

NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH this evening. We will start again next Sunday evening.

 

THIS EVENING Rev. Michael Ribbens, missionary in South Africa, will be leading our worship service. There will be a time of coffee and fellowship after the service.

 

CADETS: Meet at the clubhouse at 6:45p for a regular meeting. Do Lesson 5 from the Discovering God’s Word series. Make sure you take your Guidebooks as Three Rivers Council Chaplain Merle Wynia is coming to do the Great Flood badge and you will not get the badge if you don’t have your guidebook! Also, pinewood derby cars will be handed out at this meeting.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Christian Ed. Potato Bake Supper will be held on Jan. 23 from 5:00-7:00p.

 

STUDENTS preparing for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church from Classis Heartland may apply for aid to assist them in their study for the 2019-2020 academic years by contacting Rev. Loren Kotman, 1111 5th Street, Hull, IA 51239; (712) 439-1123; pastor@hull1stcrc.com. The deadline is February 1, 2019.

 

NOTE: Are you an adult between the ages of 18 and 26 and would like to experience the CRC Synod as a “young adult representative” during the synodical meetings held June 14-20, 2019 on the Calvin College Campus? If so, applications are due January 15. Contact Larry Hoekstra for additional information (712) 261-1403.

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Jan. 17, at noon at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will enjoy soup and rolls for lunch and ice cream bars for dessert. Following our meal, we will play bingo. You are invited to bring a small gift to exchange for prizes. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

 

ATTENTION HULL 1ST CRC: It is time to start thinking about our church’s Guatemala Mission Project which has been set for May 1-8. The project will include a couple of house builds, numerous home visits (food/clothing distribution), and a wheelchair distribution. The team is limited to approximately 10 people. Anyone 16 or older is welcome to join the team. (Minors must be accompanied by a parent.) A meeting will be scheduled in a couple weeks to finalize the team and begin preparing. No experience is necessary…just a willingness to serve and share the love of CHRIST to the beautiful people of Guatemala. To sign up or for questions, please contact Val Brummel.

 

THANK YOU for your expressions of love, kindness, encouragement and generosity shown to us in various ways in the Christmas season and in this past year. We thank God for you and pray that all of you will experience His blessing in the New Year. -Pastor Loren and Norma

 

THANKS SO MUCH for the generous support you have shown us the past few months since Matt’s accident. Your prayers, thoughts, and encouragement helped get us through that tough time. Most of all thanks to our Heavenly Father for carrying us through each and every day. It felt so great to be home for the Holidays with family. GOD’S GOT THIS!!  -Matt, LuAnn and Josh De Wild

 

THANK YOU: The YPS students and leaders would like to thank all of you that came out on January 1st for waffles. We really appreciate all of your prayers and financial support.

 

THANK YOU for visits, calls, cards, plant from our care group and other expressions of sympathy following the loss of Belle’s brother Hilmore. We covet your prayers for relief of pain for Belle as we begin this new year. Thanks to all. -Ken & Belle Draayer

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • We extend our Christian sympathy to Susan and Gary Roetman in the passing of Susan’s mom, Sylvia Vander Linde of Redlands, CA on Saturday morning, Dec. 29. Services are scheduled for later this week in Redlands.
  • Russ Vander Schaaf was recently diagnosed with cancer in his hip bone. He will consult with doctors this week. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing for Russ.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Pray for relief from the side effects from cancer meds. Pray for better health. Duane continues to appreciate his driveway being cleaned.   
  • Continue to remember Lisa Wiersma in your prayers. Pray that the blood clot will shrink. On Wednesday she began 6 weeks of radiation (5 days a week) in Sioux Falls.
  • Heath Stoker’s test results were good, showing that the Stem Cell Transplant was successful. He is returning to work full time. Please keep Heath & Kayla in your prayers as they continue to try to remain healthy as Heath’s immune system rebuilds.
  • Give thanks that Esther Rozeboom is experiencing relief from the pain. Pray for continued healing. She appreciates phone calls and visits.
  • Pray for our shut ins: PA: Chuck & Darlene Kroese, Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Julianne Kats, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Fieldcrest in Sheldon: Verne Huisman, Esther Rozeboom: in her son’s home; Good Samaritan Society in George: Wilma Altena; Ardelle Westra: S. City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS: 

  • We express our sympathy to the family and friends of Evelyn Dykstra. Evelyn, 91, passed away December 28 at Byron Center Manor in Byron Center, MI. The funeral was held yesterday here in Hull. We pray for the Lord’s comfort in mourning and hope in resurrection.
  • Please continue to keep Joan Buyert in your prayers as she continues to recover from a recent fall. She continues her recovery at Pleasant Acres.
  • Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Cruise’s address has changed, and his parents will provide his address if you’d like to send him a note. You may also message him through Facebook. Please pray for his safety and encouragement.
  • We remember Marv Boon at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also remember those who reside at home but aren’t able to join us from week to week. We also pray for their families as they support them.

     

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, January 8. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome. For information, call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

THE “NAMI” Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church from 7:00-9:30p on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks beginning January 10, 2019. The course is FREE and will be taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712-567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or nsmath@mtcnet.net) and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828).

 

THE HULL KIWANIS invites you to join them for their annual Pancake Supper on Wed., Jan. 9, from 5:00-7:00p in the Hull Community Bldg. A free will donation will be collected to support local youth-based projects.

 

SIOUX COUNTY ORATORIO CHORUS: All are invited to sing with the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus as we return to perennial favorite Handel’s Messiah, for our upcoming season! Weekly rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 15, 7:30-9:30p in Dordt College’s choral rehearsal room. The performance will be held in the BJ Haan Auditorium on Sat., April 27. For information, find us on Facebook or email Mike at mkchsnr@gmail.com.

 

LOVE INC is continuing to develop its Love & Learn classes which will be starting again on January 22. We will be offering 4 classes: Parenting (a faith based curriculum that centers on healthy parenting skills), Grief Share (help & encouragement after the death of a loved one), Faith & Finances (practical budgeting and money management with optional mentorship), Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life while setting goals to live out God-given potential). If you or someone you know could benefit from these classes, call the Love INC office at 476-5990 for more information or to register.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LOVE INC CLASSES: If you have a heart for helping others we have many opportunities for you to use your gifts and talents. Some of the opportunities to serve include child care, small group discussion leaders, financial mentors, prayer partners and so much more! Please call the Love INC office (476-5990) to find out more about ways to serve your neighbors right here in our community!

 

NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: Piano Dreamer, Jan. 26, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Composer, pianist, and conductor Jan Mulder will be joining the orchestra as guest artist for the evening. NISO’s Celebrity Conductor Contest will be held in conjunction with this Concert. Advance tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert. For more information contact the NISO office at 722-6230.

 

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend is Friday, Jan. 25 – 6:00-8:00p and Jan. 26&27 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme is “Year of Reconciliation” based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.  The deadline for signing up is Monday, Jan. 7. Contact us at office@cornerstonepcsd.org or call 507-215-3670.

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Crossroads Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is accepting applications for Fri., Feb. 15-Sun., Feb. 17, 2019 at the Reformed Church in Steen, MN. If you’d like to learn more or to register, please visit www.CrossroadsTEC.com/apply or email CrossroadsTEC@gmail.com. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, meals and other special gifts. Scholarships are available upon request. Crossroads TEC is also looking for adults with a passion for ministering to teens to help make the weekend a success.