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March 10, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – March 10, 2019

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister      First Sunday of Lent

Preparation for Worship: “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.  Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1,2

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER

Prelude

*Call to Worship:

                Pastor:   Let us worship God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ.

                                          People:  We are new creations; the old has gone, the new has come!

                                          Pastor:   Let us worship God as Christ’s ambassadors.

                                          People:  Through us and through our worship may we announce the good news to all.

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Song: #249:1-4 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

 

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS

Song: #625 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: Christian Ed. Fund

Offertory  

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

*Song of Preparation: SW#72:1-2 “In Christ Alone”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Timothy 2:1-7 & Lord’s Day 6

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Is Jesus the Only Way to God?”

*Song of Application: SW#72:3-4 “In Christ Alone”

Choir: “Behold the Lamb”

 

WE RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT

Celebration of Communion

Hymn: #809:1,4,5 “Remembering with Love and Hope”

 (offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #936:1,2 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” (LUYH)
*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                        

* indicates congregation stand

pianists…Peg Visser & Shondra Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Elder Daryl & Judi Wesselink, Elder Dan & Kathy De Wit

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Mike & Connie Grevengoed, Deacon Noah & Susan De Yager

 

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sherry Vant Hul, Bethany Scholten, Jesse Ney, Trailie Vander Schaaf, Dawson Feenstra; PM Lonni Westphal Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sandy Westra, Michelle Zomermaand, Addison Rozeboom, Ethan Ney, Emily Fedders; PM Travis Veldman Family

 

USHERS FOR MAR.: Travis Veldman, Zach Mouw, Brian Rozeboom, Galen Kroese

VALET PARKING FOR MAR.: March 10: David Te Krony & Cory De Wit; March 17: Bryce Veldman & Kyle Pollema; March 24: Zach De Jager & Grant Vanden Bosch

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; 2. Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Benevolence

 

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Jay & Donna De Wit             NEXT SUNDAY: Noah & Susan

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                                                  NEXT SUNDAY: Cody

 

CORRESPONDENCE: Lawrence Vander Esch to Justin Van Zee; Kyle Vander Schaaf to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Russ Vander Schaaf to Michael Ribbons; Harold Vander Vegte to Kevin Schutte; Joyce Vander Well to Lauren Runia; Jon Van Berkum 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

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM       Christian Ed Meeting

   5:00 PM       Evangelism Committee Meeting in the Youth Building

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM       College/Career Bible Study (meet in the Council Room this week!)

MONDAY

   6:30 PM       Elder’s Meeting

   7:00 PM       Deacon’s Meeting

   7:30 PM       Friendship Bible

   8:00 PM       Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC

   7:00 PM       Prayer Day Service at Hope CRC

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 10, 2019

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL During Lent, Lord, help us grow in faith, hope and love – “and the greatest of these is love” (I Cor. 13:13). 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 March. 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.

 

CHOIR will meet this morning in the Youth Building at 8:45a. We will be singing “Behold the Lamb” during the morning service.

 

THIS MORNING we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.

 

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 15 & 16 titled “God at Work”.

 

THIS EVENING we will witness the baptism of Julia Mae Kroese, infant daughter of Eric & Bobbie.

 

ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER will be held this Wednesday at 7:00p at Hope CRC.

 

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Doug De Groot will lead our worship services. Pastor Loren will be leaving on Tuesday, March 12, for the Ligonier Conference (RC Sproul) in Orlando and returning on Tuesday, March 19. In case of a special need you may call Rev. Klompien or your Care Group elder.

 

CHRISTIAN ED: Looking forward to warmer weather and being outside? The Christian Education Fund has a new fundraiser coming up this summer. We will be mowing Hope Cemetery! We’re looking for individuals willing to mow and/or do trimming a few times throughout the summer. This project is a unique opportunity to access significant funding from outside our congregation and serve the community of Hull. Contact Evan Wielenga (470-2570) or Dennis Vande Griend (470-4203) if you’re willing to help out!

 

LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, March 12, may meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.

 

MISSION GUILD will not be meeting this Wednesday due to the Prayer Day service at Hope CRC. They will meet again on March 20th and then on April 10th.

 

THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, March 21, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. We will enjoy a baked potato bar for supper. Following our meal, we will play table games together. You are asked to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Please call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.

 

SAVE THE DATE: The YPS would like to invite all Senior Citizens to a night of games, fellowship, and food on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00p in the church basement.

 

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.

 

THANK YOU for the cards and well wishes for my 90th birthday and for the goodies from my Care Group. Also, thank you for the visit from Pastor & Norma. It was all very much appreciated! -Theresa De Wit

 

THE KING’S CHORALIER, a 35-voice sacred male chorus from Grand Rapids, will be presenting a concert of praise on Friday evening, March 15, in Dordt’s Auditorium at 7:30p. They will be joined that evening by the Valley Male Chorus of Rock Valley. Plan to join us for a wonderful evening of worship in song! A freewill offering will be taken for Hope Haven.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:   

  • Glenda Oolman had outpatient surgery on Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City on her shoulder and for her broken arm. Pray for God’s healing.
  • 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.
  • Russ Vander Schaaf returned home from the VA Hospital on March 1. Pray the antibiotics will be effective, his wound will continue to heal and for relief from shoulder pain.
  • Duane Vande Griend continues with cancer treatment. Pray for relief from side effects from the medication, a better appetite and for healing. He appreciates your cards and prayers.
  • The plan is for Tyler Vande Griend to be released from Keystone in Canton within the week. Continue to remember him in your prayers.  
  • 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. He expects to be there at least another 2 to 3 weeks. Pray for healing.
  • LuAnn & Matt appreciate your continued prayers. Therapy has been going very well for Matt and he is getting stronger. He has joined a sled hockey team in Sioux Center and is very excited. The progress on their house is coming along well.
  • 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: 

  • Julie Horstman fell recently and broke her ankle. She had surgery to repair the break and now is recovering at home. We pray for the Lord’s healing mercies and that her ankle will mend well. We pray for patience as she waits and for her family as they care for her.
  • Joan Buyert continues her recovery at Royale Meadows in Sioux Center. Please pray for her strength, wisdom and encouragement.
  • 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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

      Hull Christian School 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. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or e-mail rtenpas@hullchristian.com 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 wes.fopma@westernchristianhs.com.

      While doing your spring cleaning keep The Bargain Alley Thrift Store in mind. They accept donations of clothing, furniture, toys, books, home décor, seasonal goods, hardware, linens, antiques/collectibles, jewelry, sporting goods, shoes and boots that are in good condition. Located at 1103 Maple Street, one block east of the downtown stop sign in Hull, they also will come to you if you have furniture or a full load to make it worth the trip. Please do not leave items at the door when no one is in attendance. Your donations help support Christian education.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

LOVE INC Annual Meeting is Monday, March 18, at 7:00p at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 1030 18th Ave., Rock Valley. Please join us as we meet to discuss how the Lord has used the church to bless the people of Sioux County. Refreshments will be served

DORDT CONCERT Band & Chamber Orchestra invite you to a concert at 7:30p on Friday, March 22, in the Auditorium. The concert is free, with a free will offering received to help defray tour expenses.

DORDT COLLEGE student Anna Blauw will present a junior recital at 7:30p on Saturday, March 23, in the Auditorium. The recital is 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.

GUIDING STAR ORANGE CITY is hosting a Red Carpet Event for the upcoming “Unplanned” (the story of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life advocate) movie on March 28th. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.guidingstarorangecity.org/calendar. Abby Johnson will also 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.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICE ASK Banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Social hour with coffee and punch starting at 6:00p followed by a complimentary meal served at 6:30p. RSVP for the meal by March 25 by calling the Bethany Christian Services office at 712-737-4831.

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. Doors open at 6:00p. Save your spot by March 31, by calling Trinity CRC at 476-5293 or go to www.cornerstonepcsd.org. A freewill offering will be taken.