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March 20, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 20, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Palm Sunday

Preparation for Worship: “Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna?” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” Hosanna in the highest!” Mark 11:9-10



*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

Processional Song: #378:1-3 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

Children Sing

Song of Praise: #375:1-3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (stand on vs. 3 when kids are back to parents)


Responsive Reading of the Law from the Epistles (Pg. 1014)

Call to Confession

Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper

Song of Assurance: SW#21:1-2 “There Is a Redeemer”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Hope Haven



 *Song of Preparation: #370:1-4 “The King of Glory Comes”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 12:9-19

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Jesus is King!”

Prayer of Application


*Hymn of Response: SW#16:1-3 “Praise Him! Praise Him!

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: SW#21:3 “There Is a Redeemer”


  (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)


*indicates congregation stand

organist: MaryLou Wielenga



   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY:  Nic & Shirley Van Engen, Deacon Dean & Stephanie Bonestroo

GREETERS GOOD FRIDAY: Elder Harlyn & Linda Bolkema, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Lee & Donna Van Grouw, Deacon Brody & Jessica Pollema

NURSERY TODAY: AM Sandy Pollema, Steph Baccam, Blake Bonestroo, Teagan De Jager, Aimee Vanden Bosch; PM Cody Bauer Family

GOOD FRIDAY: Sean Baccam Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Chris Baccam, Riley Grevengoed, Rachel Kats; PM Darren Bonestroo Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Mike Grevengoed, Scott Kroese, Dan Poppema, Kirk Struik

VALET PARKING:  AM Jerad Kats, Lee Rozeboom.; PM Zachary De Jager, Zachary Vant Hul

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

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ken & Mary L.                          NEXT WEEK: Harry & Dee Meendering  

POWER POINT TODAY: Set: Julie; Run: Linda                     NEXT WEEK: Julie                               

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Cody                                              NEXT SUNDAY:  Joel

CORRESPONDENCE: John Emerick to Justin Van Zee; Dan Fedders to Kevin Schutte; Mark Fedders to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Rob Fedders to Lauren Runia; LeRoy Feenstra to Rev. Jan Van Ee



   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 Committee

 10:45 AM        Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship Lesson 4; Lunch: Vell Keizer & Norma Kotman


  6:45 PM          GEMS will meet at Hope CRC

  7:30 PM          Friendship Bible


   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study


   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 1 “The Road to Rome”

   2:00 PM         Bereans. Hostess: Nelvina Kroese

   7:00 PM         Men’s Society – Lesson 10


   7:00 PM         Good Friday Service


March 20, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Hosanna! Today we join centuries of the faithful in praising Jesus, who comes among us as a humble servant. 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. 

NOTICE: There will be NO SUNDAY REHEARSAL TODAY for the Easter Cantata! We will meet at First CRC on Wednesday, March 23, at 7:00p for our final big rehearsal!

THIS EVENING the Valley Male Chorus will be participating in the service. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the basement.

NEXT SUNDAY EVENING come and worship with us at the Community Easter Cantata. Watch the Easter story come alive as we recount Jesus’ final breath on the cross, celebrate HIS victory of death’s stronghold, and declare with confidence, IT IS FINISHED! The offering will be for the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith should talk to Pastor Loren by Sunday, March 27.

WE WELCOME Larry Oolman (husband of Glenda De Jong) to 1st CRC. Larry’s membership comes to us from the First Reformed Church in Orange City. We also welcome Lonni & Tami Westphal and their children, Taylor & Emma. They come from the First Reformed Church in Hull. Welcome to our church family!

NOTICE: The annual Cadet-o-Rama will again be held in the Rock Valley clubhouse and bus barn March 23. All Cadets & their families are invited to attend. There will be a derby race (weigh-in is from 6:30-7p with races starting at 7p, an archery competition, a marksmanship competition, and a craft. There will NOT be an outlaw race this year, but there WILL be a concession stand with tavern, popcorn, hotdogs, pop, and candy available.

WE ARE IN NEED of people to attend the Gospel Mission on March 30th. We are especially looking for anyone who would like to offer their musical talents for the special music portion. Please consider this opportunity to serve God.

SAVE THE DATE: The YPS would like to invite all Senior Citizens to a night of games, fellowship and food on Wed., March 30, at 7:00p at the Youth Building.

COVENANT CHRISTIAN ED Supper & Auction is scheduled for Friday, April 1, at the Hull Christian School. Supper is from 5:00-7:00p and the Auction at 7:00p. Join us for a country BBQ supper and a fun evening!!

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH OPPORTUNITY: Hull 1st is planning a visit to the Cornerstone Prison Church located in the SDSP in Sioux Falls on Fri., Apr. 8. You must fill out a DOC visit approval form if you have not done so within the last year. Contact Val Brummel at if you need forms & to get your name on the list. Sign up & forms must be turned in to Val no later than Wed., Mar. 23.

LADIES who are interested in helping out at JFA on Tuesday, March 22, should meet in the upper parking lot of church at 12:45p. Questions, call Carol Vis or Joyce Vande Griend.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH 10th Annual Benefit Banquet will be held on Monday, April 11, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Doors open at 6:00p with the meal served at 6:30. Save your spot by April 3 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to

THANK YOU to the congregation for the cards, gifts, and prayers following the birth of Cohen. Thank you also to Pastor Kotman and Norma for your visit. We are very blessed!  -Jon & Nicole Van Burkum



Congratulations to John & Lindsey Pfingsten in the birth of a daughter, Aspen Grace, on Friday, March 11.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Marge & Lawrence Vander Esch and Megan and Travis Kooima in the passing of Marge’s stepmother, Grace Huenink. Funeral services were held on Friday at the CRC in Hawarden. We pray for God’s comfort.

Continue to keep Elaine Schaffer, sister of Anna Dirksen, in your prayers. She submitted to several recent surgeries for bleeding/swelling on the brain.

Cliff Gort spent a few days in the heart hospital in Sioux Falls. Doctors did a balloon procedure to remove scar tissue from a stent. He is back home again and doing well.

Henry Brinks was discharged from the swing bed program at the Rock Valley Hospital and is now a resident at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

Continue to keep Jeanette Boogerd in prayer. She is currently at Pleasant Acres (Room 101) due to fracturing her hip. Pray for continued strength.

Continue to remember Joyce Kroese in your prayers. Pray for continued strength and better health.

Give thanks that a recent CT scan for Gary Roetman showed no cancer. Gary will continue with the same chemo routine.

Remember Sam Scholten in your prayers as he serves our country at Fort Bragg.

Pray for our shut ins: Nell Brunsting, Audrey Jongetjes, Florence Kroese, Gert Zevenbergen, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Wilma Altena and Anthony Smit at Aspen Heights, Don Westra in his home; Marvin Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.


We keep Jan Bakker in our prayers as she has tests and meets with an oncologist this week.

We extend our sympathy to Dwight & Jan Bakker, Ben & Jill Christoffels, Nathan & Chanda Bakker, and family in the passing of step-mother and grandmother, Thelma Bakker, of Jenison, MI, who passed away last week after a stroke. The funeral was held this week in Michigan. We pray for God’s comfort.

We pray for Marv and Eileen Boon as Marv adjusts to his new living arrangement at Fieldcrest in Sheldon. If you’d like to visit, please contact Eileen first.

Please keep Tasha Hulstein and her unborn child in your prayers as she remains on bed rest at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Visits are welcome, but if you have any cold or flu symptoms, please wait until you are well. We keep her husband, Corey, and the rest of the family in our prayers as well.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.


   HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Preschool the evening of March 22, from 6:30-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will be making a presentation at 7:00p regarding the daily activities of preschool. You can pre-register using the form found on our webpage ( under the heading Forms and Documents. This pre-registration form will be posted on March 15 at 9:00a. Please submit your pre-registration form through e-mail (, mail or by dropping it off at the school office. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 439-2273.

   Western Christian High School’s Eighth Grade Day will be held on Thursday, April 7, and will begin with a Praise and Worship service with our student body at 2:45p. All 8th graders, regardless of their high school plans, are invited to visit Western on that day. All parents are invited to come to Western that evening at 5:30p for a free meal, displays, and tours. Call 712-439-1013 for more information.  


MOPS will meet on Wed., March 23, from 9:00-11:30a at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. The topic is Sorrow with an Easter message and craft.

MINISTRY VISION DINNER: You are invited to our first annual Ministry Vision Dinner to be held at our Main Lodge on Tuesday, March 29, at 6:00p. If you love Inspiration Hills, please join us for a night of fun, worship, prayer, and information as we tell ministry stories and seek the wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit for this year and beyond. Please plan to join us for this FREE event by RSVP to or calling 712-986-5193 by Tuesday, March 22.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend will be held Friday, April 15 from 6:00-8:00p and April 16&17 from 7:15a-4:00p each day. The theme for the weekend is “Testimony” based on I Peter 3:15b. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Monday, March 28. We would be happy to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. Call 605-496-8152 or contact us at

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., April 6, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Guest speaker from Elderbride will speak regarding their mission to enable older Iowans and adults with disabilities to live with dignity and independence. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its annual Guest Concert on Friday, April 1. At 7:30p in Dordt’s auditorium. Advance tickets at True Vine & Dove Christian Bookstore or at the door the night of the concert.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES ASK Banquet is Friday, April 1, at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. RSVP for the meal by March 21. Call Bethany at 712-737-4831.