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March 19, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 19, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister

Preparation for Worship: Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in

due time. I Peter 5:6

WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Prelude

*Call to Worship: Psalm 100

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn Song: #567:1,2 “Here I Am to Worship” (LUYH)

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

The Law: Exodus 20:1-17

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #379:1-4 “What Wondrous Love”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Christian Education Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

*Song of Preparation: #755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord” (LUYH)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 8:12-30

God’s Word Proclaimed: “I Am the Light of the World”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD

*Song of Response: #488:1-3 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #373:1,7 “Lift High the Cross”

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….Lavonne Kats

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema, Mike & Connie Grevengoed

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Rob & Amy Westra, Scott & Sara Grevengoed

NURSERY TODAY: AM Lisa Kats, Cindy Te Slaa, Dason Van’t Hul, Dawson Feenstra, Christopher Baccam; PM Joel Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tami Westphal, Nicole Van Berkum, Ashten Winterfeld, Emma Westphal, Cassidy Vant Hul; PM Kyle LeLoux Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Ross Te Slaa, Jonathon De Wild, Randy Feenstra, Jason Kats

VALET PARKING FOR MAR: AM Jerad K. & Colin W. PM Chris B. & Marcus TK

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 Education Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: 1, Guatemala Trip; 2. African Widow & Orphan Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dean & Steph B. NEXT SUNDAY: Matt & Bethany B.

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

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody NEXT SUNDAY: Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: Cody Bauer to Kevin Schutte; Harlyn Bolkema to Steve & Tara Dekkers; John Bolkema to Lauren Runia; Ryan Bolkema to Justin Van Zee; Dave Bonestroo 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

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Ted & Lois

MONDAY

6:45 PM GEMS at Hope CRC

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study

7:00 PM Mission Guild. Lesson 12. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!! Opening Prayer; Joyce VG; Closing Prayer: Nelvina K. We will be taking an offering for Missions.

7:00 PM Men’s Society Note Change of Date!

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2 Discover the Power of Forgiveness

7:00 PM Prayer Day Service at Hope CRC

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 19, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL “O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” 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.

THIS EVENING we will witness the sacrament of baptism of Hanna Joy, infant daughter of Eric & Bobbie

Kroese. Pastor’s message is from Acts 2:22-24, 36-41 titled “Baptism: What It Means, Who It’s For”.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MAKING PROFESSION OF FAITH: Pastor Loren will offer a pre-confession class beginning Sunday, April 3, during Sunday School. Let Pastor Loren know by Wednesday, March 29 if you are interested in attending the class: pastor@hull1stcrc.com or 439-1123.

THE CHURCH is willing to provide a hearing aide mechanism to any congregation member who is in need of one in order to better hear the church service. Contact Terry Jansma (470-0033) with any questions.

DIRECTORY: Please change the phone number of Gary (470-7145) & Lavonne (470-2479) Kats. They have dropped their land line.

COMMEMORATION of the Annual Day of Prayer is scheduled for Wed., March 22, at Hope CRC at 7:00p.

CHRISTIAN ED supper & auction will be Friday, March 24 at Hull Christian School. Supper is served from 5:00-7:00p and the auction will begin at 7:00p. Join us for a country BBQ and a fun evening!

SPECIAL OFFERING will be taken next Sunday, March 26, for our church’s GUATEMALA PROJECT which is coming up in June. Please find a more detailed list of the project costs, as well as other needed items for this project in your church mailbox. Please give as God leads you and help bless those who are trapped in a life of poverty and hopelessness.

SAVE THE DATE: The YPS would like to invite all Senior Citizens to a night of games, fellowship and food on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00p at the Youth Building.

MINNIKOTA YOUTH & DORDT invite 6th-8th graders to the 7th Annual Jr. High Retreat April 7-9 at Inspiration Hills. This is an opportunity for students to come together and worship, serve, and meet new friends. Dordt students will become the students’ small group leaders, as well as lead in song, worship, games, service and drama. For more information contact Lee De Groot at 470-4244.

THANK YOU to the members of the congregation who have supported us with prayers, thoughts, food, cards and gifts after the birth of Keaton. We are very grateful for those who planned, attended, and gave gifts for the baby shower. We have enjoyed growing as a family in this church and look forward to continuing to grow in this community. –Heath, Kayla, and Keaton Stoker

COUNCIL NOTES: MARCH:

Elder Dave Kroese and Deacon Brody Pollema gave a report on the March 4 Classis meeting they attended at Calvary CRC Orange City, IA.

To date, 11 members have completed the 2017 CRC denominational survey. The Council encourages all members to complete the survey which can be found at crcna.org/survey. Deadline is March 31st.

THE CONGREGATION is invited to an organ and panfluet concert on Wed., April 5, in the Dordt Auditorium at 7:30p. Admission is free. The express purpose of this concert will be to raise funds for Word and Deed Ministries – an inter-denominational Christian relief organization that has as its mission “to address the spiritual and physical needs of people in the developing world in accordance with biblical principles”. A free will offering will be taken during the concert. Thanks to local businessmen all concert-related expenses have been covered. 100% of the funds collected will be donated to Word & Deed Ministries’ Children’s Project in Ecuador.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR FEB.:

General Fund: $25,707.70 Building Fund: $2,317.29 Mission Fund: $2,805.00

INC. 414.00 Hope Haven: 350.55 PLIA: 617.56

Cadets: 1,335.00 Living Stone Prison Church: 621.00 Bethany Chr. Serv. 1,394.25

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Don & Jo Westra in the passing of Jo’s sister; Rena Brands of El Paso, Texas on Sunday, March 12, May God comfort them in their loss.

Ÿ Congratulations to Travis & Megan Kooima on the birth of a son, Ezekiel Aaron, on Thursday, March 16th.

Ÿ Continue to remember Liz Schmith in your prayers as she recovers from back surgery.

Ÿ Esther Rozeboom was admitted to the Sioux Center Hospital on Wednesday with an infection. Pray for healing.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild will be going to Madison, WI, leaving March 27 and having tests done at the VA on March 28-30th. They plan to return home by the weekend. The doctors plan to meet the next week to decide on the transplant.

Ÿ Faye Kroese continued her recovery from surgery. Pray for continued healing.

Ÿ Gert Zevenbergen continues under the care of hospice at Pleasant Acres. Pray that Gert will be comfortable.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, 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 Bob Marks is doing well after a heart procedure. He has been medically cleared to go back to work. We give thanks to God for healing.

Ÿ Congratulations to Gina and David Van Lingen in the birth of a daughter, Natalie Mae, Thursday evening, March 9. We give thanks that baby and mother are well. We praise God for this gift of life!

Ÿ We pray for continued healing for Henk Pastoor, father of Vanessa Steiger, and for Dave Mulder, brother in law to Mike and Merideth Van Otterloo as they recover from cancer treatments and surgery.

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.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hull Christian School is accepting applications for a resource room teacher. Applications can be found on our webpage or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Principal Randy Ten Pas at 439-2273 or email rtenpas@hullchristian.com with any questions.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPERA Iowa is coming to Sioux Center to perform Rossini’s comedic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville (sung in English). The education touring troupe will present the 2 hour performance on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30p in the Dordt Auditorium. This family friendly performance is free and open to the public.

LOVE, INC is holding its Annual Meeting on Tues., Mar. 21, at 7:00p in our office at 962 Westview Drive, just west of Dollar General. Please join us as we meet to discuss how the Lord has used the church to bless the people of Sioux County in 2016. Refreshments will be served!! We would love to see you!

ALL LADIES are invited to the Women’s Connection at the Rock Valley Senior Center in Whispering Heights on Wed., Mar. 22, at 9:15a. The inspirational speaker and music will be provided by Jean Peterson. Ronna Teunissen will present the feature “Creamery Creek Consign and Design.” An offering for Stonecroft Ministries will be received. Brunch is $4.00. Reservations are necessary. Call Winifred at 470-5549.

YOU’RE INVITED to the 5th annual living Stone Prison Church Banquet on Thurs., Mar. 30, at 6:30p at Bethany Ref. Church in Canton. RSVP by March 23 if you’d like to come by calling or texting Ruth at 605-366-3624. Pastor Jason will be giving a ministry update on Living Stone’s activities at the prison and we will hear from a couple former inmates how God has used the ministry to encourage and strengthen their Christian journeys.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES “ASK” BANQUET will be held on Thursday, March 30, at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Punch starting at 6:00p followed by a complimentary meal served at 6:30p. RSVP for the meal by March 20 by calling 737-4831 or email bcsorangecity@bethany.org. Help us “Make a Difference”. Join us for an evening of praise and recognition of God’s work in our ministry.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH 11th Annual Benefit Banquet is Monday, April 10, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley at 6:30p. Call by April 2nd to 476-5292 or www.cornerstonepcssd.org. Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. Southern Gospel music by Gale Van Engen, Arlan Boon & Heather Blom.

THE NW IOWA SYMPONY Youth Orchestra, led by conductor Dr. Christopher Stanichar, will present its Spring Concert on Sat., April 8, at 3:00 in Dordt’s Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.