March 24, 2019
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – March 24, 2019
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister Third Sunday of Lent
Preparation for Worship: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to
sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:24
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD
*Call to Worship: (WSB J.1)
Pastor: Let us worship God, for whom our souls thirst and our bodies long.
People: Listen, listen to me, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Pastor: We have come to hear the Word God has sent.
People: God’s Word will not return empty but will accomplish through us his holy purpose.
Pastor: Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
People: Then we will go out with joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills
will sing; the trees of the field will clap their hands.
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #378:1,3 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
WE RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE
Baptism of Hudson Lee Kroese
Baptism Hymn: SW#61:1-4 “Nothing but the Blood”
God’s Will for Our Lives
Song of Confession: 255:1-3 “God, Be Merciful to Me”
Offering: Christian Ed Fund
WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
*Song of Preparation: (on PPT) “How Deep the Father’s Love” vs. 1-3
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Isaiah 53 & Lord’s Day 15 Q&A 37
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Suffering to Give Us Life”
Prayer of Application
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Song of Response: SW#78:1-3 “Meekness and Majesty”
*Parting Song: #322:1 “God, the Father of Your People”
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Scott & Sara Grevengoed, Elder Harry & Dee Meendering
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Travis & Sarah Grevengoed, Deacon Dan & Lisa Poppema
NURSERY TODAY: AM Rachel Bolkema, Stephanie Baccam, Ashley Fedders, Braeden Kats, Jacob Emerick; PM Nic Van Engen Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Shar Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Haley Wielenga, Blaike Bonestroo, Dalton Westra; PM Justin Te Slaa Family
USHERS FOR MAR.: Travis Veldman, Zach Mouw, Brian Rozeboom, Galen Kroese
VALET PARKING FOR MAR.: March 24: Zach De Jager & Grant Vanden Bosch; March 31: Alex Westra & Andrew Hoekstra
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated
on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed. Fund
NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Vacation Bible School; 2. Cornerstone Prison
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Kevin & Janice D. NEXT SUNDAY: John & Amy E.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Julie/Tonya
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Darren Vant Hul to Justin Van Zee; David Vant Hul to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Orville Vant Hul to Michael Ribbons; Daryl Van Wyhe to Kevin Schutte; Maureen Veldman to Lauren Runia; Travis Veldman to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
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
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC
6:45 PM Cadets meet in full uniform at the Cadet building for our last regular meeting of the season. Do Lesson 8 in the Discovering God’s Word series.
7:00 PM YPS are inviting all Senior Citizens to a night of games, fellowship, and food. Meet in the church basement.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
March 24, 2019
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Through Isaiah, you call all who are thirsty to come to you, Lord. My soul is parched; refresh me with Jesus, the Living Water. 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 greeting until the middle of April. 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 Hudson Lee Kroese, infant son of Ryan & Christine, will receive the sacrament of baptism.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 16:16-40 titled “An Unusual Response to Suffering”.
THIS EVENING there will be NO Children’s Church!
LADIES/MEN who are able to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, March 26, may meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.
THE COUNCIL is seeking nomination for Elders and Deacons. If you feel called to serve or know of someone you believe is well equipped for these positions, please contact a council member by April 8. The Council asks that you pray for God’s guidance as we go through the nomination process.
PLEASE RESERVE Tues., April 2, for a Community Impact Night for Matt & LuAnn De Wild. It will be held from 5:00-8:00p at the Pizza Ranch. The Impact Night is sponsored by First CRC, Bargain Alley, and Agropur. Modern Woodman is assisting with matching funds.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Pastor Loren will be offering a class during the Sunday School hour in late April, early May, for those interested in making profession of faith. More information later.
YARN IS NEEDED for the stocking cap ministry at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Stocking caps are made by the inmates which are distributed by various organizations serving people in need. Yarn may be placed in the box provided in the lobby. Thank you for supporting this ministry.
ADVANCE NOTICE: The annual Cadet-o-Rama will be held in Rock Valley on April 17. All Cadets from Three Rivers Council are invited to participate in the activities. More details to come.
THANK YOU for the cards and well wishes for Wilmar for better health while on chemo and for our 50th anniversary. Also, that you to Pastor Loren and Daryl Wesselink for the visits and calls. We appreciated it so much and we thank God for His goodness. -Wilmar & Betty
THANKS to so many for all the acts of kindness given to our family. The love and support, calls, cards, food and memorial gifts were greatly appreciated! Isaiah 26:3 was her comfort and our comfort. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace because he trusteth in thee.” -Jim & Lee Oostenink and Seth & Jaime Oostenink
THANK YOU: We would like to thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, kindness, many words of encouragement, and helpfulness in many ways through Russ’ medical problems and hospitalization. Please continue to pray for him as he continues with medical care and looking at having more surgery. We appreciate very much all the love you have shown us. Above all we thank our Lord for His healing mercies and unmeasurable blessings.
-Russ & Bonnie Vander Schaaf & family
THANK YOU: We would like to thank the congregation for all the thoughts and prayers while Hudson was in the NICU. It was a scary experience for us. He has made a full recovery. Prayer is powerful. We believe Hudson made such a speedy recovery due to all of you holding us up in prayer. Thank God for his healing mercies!
-Ryan, Christine & Hudson Kroese
THANK YOU for your contributions and partnership with our ministry. We are encouraged to have you walking alongside us as we serve Christian schools and teachers in West Africa. We returned to the field on Feb. 2 and are settling back into life here. It’s been a joy to reconnect with various school leaders and teachers since our return. With grateful hearts, -Sosthene & Kara Maletoungou
THANK YOU from Cornerstone Prison Church to the group who attended services Friday, March 15! We enjoyed having you join us for worship. Come back again soon!
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- Wilmar Pollema continues with chemo treatment. Give thanks that the numbers for his multiple myeloma have gone down. Continue to remember him in your prayers.
- Continue to keep Russ Vander Schaaf in your prayers. Pray the antibiotics will be effective, his wound will continue to heal and for relief from shoulder pain.
- Give thanks that Jace Hulstein is recovery well from his recent surgery.
- Matt De Wild returned home from the Sioux Center Hospital on Tuesday evening after having been admitted the previous Thursday with pneumonia in his right lung. Pray for continued healing.
- Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Duane is grateful for answered prayers and ask that you continue to ask God for relief from side effects from the medication, a better appetite and for healing.
- Heath Stoker is doing well as he continues on maintenance chemo and bone hardener. Please continue to pray for good health and building of his immune system.
- LeRoy Jongetjes continues at Pleasant Acres where he is receiving IV for an infection. Pray for continued healing. He is grateful for all your prayers and cards.
- Remember Belle Draayer in her ongoing challenges in life.
- 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 extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Annetta “Joan” Buyert, 78, who passed away this week. Her funeral was held this past Friday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and give thanks for the eternal hope we have in the resurrection of our Lord.
- We extend our sympathy to Karinda de Boom and family in the passing of Karinda’s grandmother, Helen Trumble. May God surround the family and provide them with His peace and hope. The funeral will be held next week with services in Sioux Falls and later in Onida, SD. We pray for safety in travel as well.
- We continue to pray for Julie Horstman as she continues her recovery from a broken ankle. We pray for the Lord’s healing mercies and for patience as she waits. We also pray for her family as they care for her.
- Cruise De Groot continues his deployment to the Middle East. Please pray for his health, 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.
HCS will be having a Community Impact Night at the Pizza Ranch on April 8 from 5:00-7:00p. The money raised will help cover the cost of a new sound system in the gym. We hope to see you there!
HCS is accepting applications for a part-time paraprofessional. The position will require working with a variety of students and assisting teachers in the classroom. Staff applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Western’s 8th Grade Day will be held on Thursday, April 4, at 3:00p. All 8th graders, regardless of their high school plans, are invited to visit Western on that day. Western will provide transportation for all students who want to attend. Parents are invited to join them that evening at 5:30p for a meal, tours, and a program. If you have questions please call 439-1013 or email email@example.com.
REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND will perform a concert “We are Not Alone” on Mon., Mar. 25, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley at 7:00p and on Thurs., March 28, at First CRC in Orange City at 7:00p.
DORDT & SIOUX CENTER ARTS will be hosting the Des Moines Metro Opera’s touring educational troupe OPERA Iowa on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30p in the auditorium. Free and open to the public
ORANGE CITY Area Home Health & Hospice will host a video-conference entitled “Aging America” coping with loss, dying, and death in later life on Wed., Mar. 27, from 1:00-3:30p at OC Area Health System’s main campus, lower level. Pre-registration is requested by calling 712-737-5279 by Mar. 26.
MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet March 28 at 7:00p at Sheldon Senior Care. Program: Nutrition.
GUIDING STAR ORANGE CITY is hosting a Red Carpet Event for the upcoming “Unplanned” movie on March 28th. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.guidingstarorangecity.org/calendar. Abby Johnson will be our Keynote Speaker for the Tuesday, April 16, Guiding Star Gala. Sponsor Tables are now on sale at www.guidingstarorangecity.org/gala. Join us for an exciting night of celebrating a Culture of Life!
HUNGRY FREE KIDS: The 5th annual Hungry Free Kids of Sioux County dinner and auction is Friday, March 29, in the Dordt Rec Center. Free will dinner beings at 5:30p and the live auction begins at 6:30p.
NW IA SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA will present its annual Spring Concert, The Organ: King of Instruments, on Tues., April 2, at 7:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. Guest organist is MaryLou Wielenga. Season tickets for next year will be offered that evening for a special discounted price. Advance tickets available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center or available at the door the night of the concert.
HOPE HAVEN will host their annual Benefit Auction on Friday, April 5, at Te Slaa Trucking. Doors open at 4:30p, food booth & buy-it-now table opens at 5:00p and the auction begins at 5:30p.
DORDT will present a recital, Seipp/Sheets Trumpet & Organ Duo, on April 5 at 7:30p in the auditorium. Free and open to the public.
ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE is hosting its 13th annual Hospice Memorial Service on Sunday, April 7, at 2:00p at 1st CRC in Orange City.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH 13th Annual Benefit Banquet will be held on Monday, April 8, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley at 6:30p. Save your spot by March 31, by calling Trinity CRC at 476-5293.
NW IA SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA in conjunction with a grant from Sioux Center Recreation & Arts Council will present a Guest Concert by Gaudete Brass on Sat., April 13, at 7:30p in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center or at the door the night of the concert.