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Maarch 1, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – March 1, 2020

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister   First Sunday in Lent  

Preparation for Worship: “In this season of Lent, we remember that the Savior whose birth we celebrated at Christmas, suffered humiliation, pain, and death on a cross to redeem us from our sins. Let us reflect on Christ’s sacrifice with penitence and prayers, that we may walk worthily as we bear His name.”

GREAT GOD, YOUR LOVE HAS CALLED US HERE

Prelude

*Responsive Call to Worship:

          Pastor:         Let us contemplate Jesus the Lord: Instead of the joy meant for him, he endured the cross,

                               disregarding its disgrace.                       

          People:      We worship you, Lord.

          Pastor:         O Jesus Christ, born in humility to confound the proud and to raise the humble;

          People:        We worship you, Lord.

          Pastor:         You lived among us, healing the sick, proclaiming good news to the poor and freedom to

                                prisoners.             

          People:        We worship you, Lord.

          Pastor:         Jesus, you came into the world to serve and to give your life; you were betrayed for money,

                                dragged before judges, and nailed to a cross. 

          People:        We worship you, Lord.

*Opening Hymn: #479:1,2 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #134: 1,2,4,5 “Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights” (LUYH)

GREAT GOD, IN CHRIST YOU CALL OUR NAME

Baptism of Easton Aaron Byl

Baptism Hymn: #556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Love, INC

Offertory: “We Will Glorify” Peg Visser, pianist; Shirley Van Engen, clarinet

WE COME TO HEAR YOUR CALL

Ministry of Music: #110:1,6,10, 14 (Soloist) “Behold the Lamb of God” (LUYH) Congregation join on vs.14

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 21:23-32

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Parable of the Two Sons

Prayer of Application

Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)

*Hymn of Application: #383:1-3 “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”

WE ARE CALLED TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST

*Our Call to Serve

*God’s Blessing

*Closing Song: #603:1,4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

*Postlude         (please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand - organist: Connie Te Krony

soloist: Darren Van’t Hul

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Joyce Vander Well & Nelvina Kroese, Deacon Dan Bonestroo

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten

NURSERY TODAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Abigail Kats, Talan De Yager, Madison Emerick; PM Rick De Groot Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Mya Kleinwolterink, Kyrin

De Groot, Aubri Fedders; PM Troy Bruxvoort Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Doug Pollema, Darren Bonestroo, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Scott Grevengoed

VALET PARKING FOR MAR: March 1: Jason Kats, Tim Kats; March 8: Ben Vant Hul, Lynn Anderson; March 11: Cory De Wit, Scott Kroese; March 15: Jacob Westra, 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 1. Building Fund; 2. Love INC

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

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Rod & Connie TK                      NEXT SUNDAY: Dave & Vanessa TS

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                          NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Greg Vanden Bosch to Justin Van Zee; Lawrence Vander Esch to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Kyle Vander Schaaf to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Russ Vander Schaaf to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Harold Vander Vegte to Lauren & Connie Runia; Joyce Vander Well 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       Adult Sunday School

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

   7:00 PM       Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Ken & Mary

WEDNESDAY

  9:50 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC

  7:00 PM        Mission Guild. Lesson 8. Opening Prayer: Lavonne VS; Closing Prayer: Nelva P.

  7:00 PM        Men’s Society

  7:00 PM        Music & Worship Committee Meeting (Meet in basement by kitchen)

  7:00 PM        YPS. Lesson. Devotions: Emily F & Braeden K; Lunch: Trey S., Dalton W.,

                          Jaiden B.      

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 1, 2020

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Lent has begun: a time for both walking with Jesus toward the cross and being strengthened in our faith and knowledge of God. Welcome to worship and to the Lenten journey.  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.

THIS MORNING we have the joy of witnessing the sacrament of baptism of Easton Aaron Byl, infant son of Mitch & Kelsi.

CHOIR will not meet this morning. We will meet next Sunday morning at 8:45 AM in the Youth Building to rehearse. We will be singing “Softly and Tenderly during the morning service next Sunday.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 21:37-22:29 titled “Prepared for God’s Purposes”.

CLASSIS HEARTLAND will meet on Saturday in Living Water Community Church in Sheldon. Delegates are Pastor Loren, Elder Larry Hoekstra and Deacon Dan Bonestroo.

NEXT SUNDAY we will partake of the Lord’s Supper. Let us use this week to reflect on the Lord’s great love for us and pray that this may bring us to respond in joy and obedience. Anyone who is home bound and would like to partake of communion should contact Ed Haveman (441-2907) or Merlyn Kroese (439-2159).

THE ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00p at our church. Hope CRC will be joining us.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Dennis Kroese was transferred from the Sioux Center Hospital to Pleasant Acres on Tuesday, recovering from a fractured knee cap as a result of a fall. He is in Room 101. He expects to be there for 3 weeks. Pray for healing.

Sally De Groot continues under Hospice care at the Sioux Center Hospital. Pray that she would be comfortable.         

Continue to remember Jarvis De Wild in your prayers. Pray that his swallowing and eating will continue to improve. He has completed 10 of 12 chemo treatments.  

Lois Salazar had a chemo treatment on Friday, February 21. Pray for minimal side effects and for God’s continued healing.

Sandy Starkenburg will be seeing a gastrointestinal surgeon for a consultation at Avera in Sioux Falls on March 9. Keep Sandy in prayer as she continues to struggle.  

Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS

We pray for those who are unable to join us for worship from week to week due to age, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.

We express our sympathy to Kaylee and Josh Hulstein and family in the passing of Kaylee’s grandfather, Paul Roorda, 77, of Everson, Washington. His funeral was held this past Saturday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort for the family and for the hope that we have in the resurrection of our Lord.

Please keep Pastor Todd’s father, Del Zuidema, in your prayers. Del had surgery to place some screws in his broken patella. Please pray for healing and patience in his recovery and for his wife, Linda, as she cares for him.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEME NTS

   Save the date: HCS Community Impact Night at the Hull Pizza Ranch on March 30. More details later.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCMENTS

DAFFODILS are the first flower of spring and the bright symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, the daffodil symbolizes the hope we all share for a cure where cancer no longer threatens those we love. Cancer has touched us all in some way. We are fighting cancer on all fronts. Together, we can make a difference. To order your daffodils for $10 a bunch, contact Julie Mesman at Personal Touch Design (439-1807) by March 2. They will be available to pick up the week of March 10-13. Thank you for helping to save lives.

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the fireside Room of Central Reformed Church from 7-9p on March 3. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis at 722-4462.

 

DORDT UNIVERSITY BANDS will present a concert titled “Shall We Gather at the River” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30p in the auditorium. The Campus-Community Band and Wind Symphony will perform music by Chance, De Haan, Agapkin, Boyer, Maslanka, Posthuma and more. The central work for this concert is David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 9, Movement 1, which is based on the traditional Christian hymn Shall We Gather at the River. In addition, the Wind Symphony will perform a work by Dordt alumnus Jonathan Posthuma titled, My Shepherd will Supply My Need. A unique aspect of this performance for the Campus-Community Band is their usage of rehearsal techniques championed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Having used these techniques to prepare for this concert, the band will perform Jacob De Haan’s Ammerland without a conductor, relying only on the non-verbal communication between the musicians.

DORDT UNIVERSITY: March 4 Choral Concert at 7:30p in the Auditorium will feature Bella Voce (women’s chorus), Canons of Dordt (men’s chorus) and the 80-voice Chorale. The choirs will explore a wide range of repertoire including American gospel, spirituals and folk tunes; songs from other cultures; lighter arrangements of popular music; and a few musical “surprises” that might just inspire a chuckle or two. Come and enjoy the beauty of the human voice lifted up in song and praise!

TRI-STATE TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) is accepting applications for the upcoming weekend, March 6-8, at Carmel Reformed in Rock Valley. TEC is an interdenominational three-day Christian retreat designed to help high schoolers learn more about their faith and their community. The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt and other special gifts. Visit www.TriStateTEC.org/sign-up or email TriStateTEC@gmail.com. Scholarships are available upon request.

REND COLLECTIVE is bringing their Revival Anthem World Tour to Sioux Center on March 14. See them and Sean Curran at Dordt University’s Auditorium at 7:00p. Tickets and information at echoconcerts.com.

SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a future home in Rock Valley. Application forms are available at the Habitat for Humanity office (1334 Valley Dr., Rock Valley), Rock Valley City Office, and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/.  Completed applications are due by March 16. Questions contact Kurt Franje (476-2804).

JFA: Come out for a “Tonight Show” themed event with the JFA Foundation. Entertainment with the familiarity to the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman (hosted by neither individual mentioned). Hear about JFA, its Foundation, as well as have some laughs (hopefully) with an up and coming 20 under 40 recipient in 2019 on Thursday, March 26, at the Parkview Events Center. Social time is 5:15p, dinner at 6:00p. To reserve a spot contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org.

LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is proud to present “Love and Laugh” on Saturday, March 28, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. The doors for this dinner theater style event will open at 5:00p to be followed by a catered meal at 5:30p and an improvisational comedy show by Slap Happy Comedy at 7. The Slap Happy Comedy team, a Christian two-man duo, brings a clean, high energy, hilarious, interactive comedy experience that will involve the entire audience and guarantees fun for the entire family. Tickets to this event can be purchased for $30 a piece or you may reserve a complete table of 8 by calling the Love INC office at 712-476-5990.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES 45th Anniversary Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at the 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 20 by calling the Bethany Christian Services office at 712-737-4831 or email tschreier@bethany.org. Family changes everything and we hope to have many supporters join us to celebrate 45 years in service but also to support our continued efforts to give every child a loving home! Our goal is to always serve kids!

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 6. Please join us at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, at 6:30p. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Cornerstone Quartet from Leota, MN and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

GUIDING STAR Orange City’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30p at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City.  Melissa Ohden is the keynote speaker and a meal will be served. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 at St. Luke’s hospital in Sioux City. Despite the initial                concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately 7 months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. Join us in our Movement to Light the Way for a Culture of Life in Northwest Iowa! Sponsor tables are on sale now until supplies last! General seating is $25 upon availability March 16. Visit www.guidingstarorangecityorg/gala to learn more.