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January 8, 2017

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MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –January 8, 2017

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    

Preparation for Worship: “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Phil. 2:14,15

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: #95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exultation”

Baptism of Logan James Rens

Baptism Hymn: #571:1-3 “Jesus Love Me, This I Know”

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will
Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Boiler Project

Offertory

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: #237:1,2 “How Shall the Young Direct Their Way?” (Blue Psalter)  

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Philippians 2

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Joy in Serving”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: SW#50:1-5 “The Servant Song”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #322:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People”  

*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:  Cory & Sherry De Wit, Elder Gerald Jansen

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Noah & Susan De Yager, Deacon Eric & Alysia Haveman

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Sherry Vant Hul, Shondra Wielenga, Haley Wielenga, Marcus

Te Krony, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Justin Te Slaa Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Bryson Sandbulte, Jessica De Jager, Braeden Kats; PM Nic Van Engen Family

USHERS FOR JAN.: Dan De Wit, Curtis Van Grouw, Don Krommendyk, Justin Pollema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Boiler Project

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rob & Amy W.  NEXT SUNDAY: Evan & Shondra W.

POWER POINT TODAY: Noah                       NEXT SUNDAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Julie                            

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Shad                      NEXT SUNDAY:  Cody

CORRESPONDENCE: Liz Schmith to Kevin Schutte; Glen Scholten to Steve & Tara Dekkers; John Scholten to Lauren Runia; Evan Schroeder to Justin Van Zee; Matt Schultze 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

 10:45 AM    Adult Sunday School

   7:15 PM    College/Career Singles Bible Study in the Youth Building

MONDAY

  6:30 PM     Elder’s Meeting

  6:45 PM     GEMS meet at Hope CRC for a regular meeting

  7:00 PM     Deacon’s Meeting

   8:00 PM    Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM    Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Discover Nehemiah

   6:45 PM    Cadets meet at the clubhouse in full uniform. Do Lesson A-12 in your January Quest. Derby cars will be distributed at this meeting, so if you miss please let Kent Z know so you can pick one up.

  FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

January 8, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship. May God bless our time together. 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 for the time being. Elders and Pastor will greet you after the service today, but not shake your hand. Greeters will be available prior to the service, but will not shake your hand.

THIS MORNING we will witness the sacrament of baptism of Logan James, infant son of Eric & Jana Rens.

THIS EVENING we welcome Barry Miedema as he leads our worship service. His message is from 2 Timothy 4:9-22 titled “Come Before Winter”.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will witness the baptisms of Keaton Stoker, infant son of Heath & Kayla and Tatum De Groot, infant daughter of Rick & Tonya.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will meet next week Sunday, January 15th, and then again on January 22nd.  Lunch for Jan. 15th is Pastor & Norma Kotman; Jan 22nd: Orville & Arlene Van’t Hul.

FROM THE DEACONS: As we look back on this past year we are very grateful for the faithful giving of the church towards efforts in maintaining our facilities. While we look ahead, the expense of replacing our boilers amounted to $40,200 and that is a cost that will need to be covered with offerings throughout the coming year. At the same time, we are happy to announce that through your generosity over the past couple months we have been able to pay off the remainder of the parking lot project.

BAKED POTATO SUPPER will be held on Wed., Jan. 11, at HCS. Serving will be from 5:00-7:00p. There will be a freewill donation and proceeds will go to the Christian Education Fund. Anyone who does not have a child in school is requested to donate $10.00 towards the cost of the food. Please place your donation in the mailbox of Connie Grevengoed or Dana Fedders.

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).

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY will be starting on January 17. We will do Week 5 discussion on page 102.

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:00p at the Homestead Commons in Hull. Soup and cinnamon rolls will be served for supper. We will have ice cream and toppings for dessert. The CBS Women’s Trio from Sanborn will provide entertainment. Contact Pastor Aaron Deutisch at (605) 742-4469 or Deanna Tiedeman at 439-2229 with any questions.

GUATEMALA MISSION PROJECT UPDATE: For those who are interested in the Guatemala Mission Project this June 3-10, we will be having a brief meeting next Sunday, January 15, following the morning worship service in the front of the sanctuary. If you cannot attend, but want to be part of the team, please contact Val Brummel at 712-439-2260 or val.brummel@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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. The prison does not provide the yarn, so we ask churches and individuals to help with this important ministry. Thank you for your generosity!

DORDT: A day to inspire, encourage, and equip God’s people for ministry, Day of Encouragement, will take place Sat., Feb. 4, at Dordt. This year’s keynote speaker is Ed Stetzer. Day of Encouragement offers a variety of breakout sessions focusing on family, worship, youth, tech media, preaching, & shepherding. Early bird registration is available at www.dordt.edu/doe until Jan. 24 for individuals & groups of 10 or more.

THANK YOU congregation at First Hull CRC for your recent Christmas wishes and kindnesses shown to us throughout the past year. We wish you God’s richest blessings in the New Year and continuing to serve the Lord together with you. –Pastor Carl & Ellen Klompien

THANK YOU for the prayers, cards, calls and visits and the nice plant from our care group while I was in the hospital and recuperating at home. My kidneys are back to normal and my knee feels good. It’s a blessing to belong to such a caring church. –Dave Vant Hul

THANK YOU to everyone that came out for waffles this past Monday. Your support was appreciated!  -YPS Kids & Leaders

THE HULL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 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.  Selah will be coming with some brand new songs from their upcoming album as well as the favorites we’ve all come to know and love. Missy, author of Blessed, Blessed…Blessed, will be speaking on the story of her family’s fight to love hard, stay strong and keep the faith when life can’t be fixed. Missy appears on the hit TV show, Duck Dynasty and is the wife of Jase Robertson. Questions, call Shelly at 439-1513 or hullchamber@cityofhull.org. 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

Ÿ  Bette Marra continues as a patient at Avera-McKennan Hospital as of Thursday noon. Pray for strength and healing.

Ÿ  Eldon De Wild has tests at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday in order for doctors to do more evaluation for a possible lung and heart transplant. Please keep Eldon and family in your prayers. A Caring Bridge page has been set up under Eldon De Wild.

Ÿ  Congratulations to Gerrit & Anna (Vande Griend) De Raadt who were united in marriage on Friday evening. They will be making their home in Oakdale, California. May God bless them with many happy healthy years together.

Ÿ  We extend our Christian sympathy to Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa, Kyle & Becca Te Slaa, Ross Te Slaa and Kelli Te Slaa in the passing of their father and grandfather, John Te Slaa, on Wednesday morning. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

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  We give thanks for good news from Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Merideth Van Otterloo. Dave had a bone marrow biopsy this past week and received news that there is no cancer at this time.

Ÿ  Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, has had to change the type of treatment he receives for colon cancer. It was discovered that the tumors had grown and will now require removal by surgery. The surgery will likely occur in the next two weeks. We continue to pray for God’s healing and comfort.

Ÿ  Mary Grooters has been placed under the care of hospice in this past week. 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 COUNTY Oratorio Chorus rehearsals begin Tues., Jan. 10, at 7:30 in Dordt’s Auditorium. This year we will be singing Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” and “Songs of Ascent”.

JOIN BUSINESS LEADERS and Patrick Lai for a breakfast on Tues., Jan. 10. Lai offers practical resources including strategic planning and step-by-step operational implementation regarding issues as management, sustainability and accountability. Breakfast begins at 6:45a in West Commons at Dordt College. The cost is $8. To register go to https://patricklai.eventbrite.com.

JOIN Center for Financial Education as they celebrate 17 years of God’s faithfulness to their ministry on Thurs., Jan. 19, at 1st Ref. Church in Sioux Center. Punch served at 6:00p and dinner at 6:30p. Hears stories of those whose lives have been impacted and bid on various centerpieces donated. Please RSVP with number attending to cfeoffice1@gmail.com or call 722-3527 by Jan. 12.

DORDT COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR invites you to a concert at 7:30p on Friday, Jan. 13, in Dordt’s Auditorium. A free will offering will be received to help defray tour expenses.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Heartsaver CPR Class on Tues., Jan. 10, from 6:30-10:00p in conference room 2. Cost is $30. Contact Barb Vermeer at 722-8228 to register. They are providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for Patients & Caregivers on Thurs., Jan. 19, from 4:30-5:30p at Crown Pointe Gathering Room. For questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.

LOVE INC is seeking a Clearinghouse Coordinator to help mobilize the churches in our county to assist those in need according to the Love INC Ministry Model. The position requires a compassionate yet discerning heart, good listening skills and attention to detail. A friendly, outgoing disposition and excellent phone skills are important. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are preferred. This position will be 20 hours per week. Please send your resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247. For additional information regarding this position contact Debbie Van’t Hul at 476-5990.

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. If you have questions, contact Kurt Franje at 712-476-2804 or email kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org.