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March 26, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 26, 2017

Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister Fourth Sunday in Lent

Preparation for Worship: “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 ESV

GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Song: #460:1-4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Hymn of Praise: #352:1-3 “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” (Celebration Hymnal)

GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of God’s Pardon

Hymn of Assurance: #557:1-4 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Guatemala Trip; 2. African Widow & Orphan Fund

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD

*Song of Preparation: #417:1-4 “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” (Blue Psalter)

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: John 10:1-10

God’s Word Proclaimed: “I Am the Gate”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #487:1-5 “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”

GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #191:1,2,4 “Praise the Savior, Now and Ever” (LUYH)

*Postlude

(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand

organist….MaryLou Wielenga

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

GREETERS TODAY: Elder Rob & Amy Westra, Scott & Sara Grevengoed

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Harry & Dee Meendering, Travis & Sarah Grevengoed

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: A.M. Kate Bonestroo, Lindsey Pfingsten, Alyssa Fedders, Maeva Haveman, Konner Struik; P.M. Eric Kroese 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 1. Guatemala Trip; 2. African Widow & Orphan Fund

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Building Fund; 2. Sioux Falls Gospel Mission

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Matt & Bethany NEXT SUNDAY: Loren & Gaylene

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie NEXT SUNDAY: Noah

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Dean Bonestroo to Kevin Schutte; Devin Bonestroo to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Jeanette Boogerd to Lauren Runia; Matt Bosma to Justin Van Zee; Loren Bouma 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 Choir Rehearsal

6:00 PM Evening Worship Service

MONDAY

7:30 PM Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

7:00 PM Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 3 Discover the Power of Forgiveness

6:30 PM Meet in church parking lot to car pool to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls

2:00 PM Bereans. Hostess: Luella Krommendyk

7:00 PM YPS Senior Citizen’s night at the Youth Building. Come for an evening of games, fellowship and food!

7:00 PM Music & Worship Committee Meeting (in the council room)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 26, 2017

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters, welcome to worship as we are wrapped in the embrace of our loving Creator! 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 welcome Nathan Nieuwendorp from Inwood as our guest preacher. His message is from Exodus 33:12-23 titled “Hidden in the Rock”.

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.

LADIES who would like to help out at JFA on Tuesday, March 28, can meet in the upper parking lot at church at 12:45p to car pool.

GOSPEL MISSION: We are scheduled to go to the Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, March 29th. We will meet in the lower parking lot to car pool at 6:30p.

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.

THE CONGREGATION is invited to an organ & panfluet concert on Wed., April 5, in Dordt’s Auditorium at 7:30p. Admission is free. The purpose of this concert will be to raise funds for Word & 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.

THANK YOU to everyone for the prayers, cards, clothes and food we received when we welcomed our son home. –Ryan, Ashley and Brody Keith

BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ We extend our Christian sympathy to Orv and Arlene Van’t Hul and family in the passing of Orv’s brother, Junior, who passed away on Tuesday night. May God comfort them in their loss.

Ÿ Sally De Groot moved to Pleasant Acres on Monday. She is in Room 6. Her phone number is 439-2002.

Ÿ Congratulations to Jacob & Abby (Veldman) Koedam on the birth of a son, Harrison William, on Tuesday, March 14th.

Ÿ Esther Rozeboom was released from the Sioux Center Hospital and returned to Aspen Heights on Tuesday evening. Pray for continued healing from the infection.

Ÿ Eldon De Wild will be going to Madison, WI, leaving Monday, 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 Gert Zevenbergen continues under the care of hospice at Pleasant Acres. Pray that Gert will be comfortable.

Ÿ Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, 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, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Ÿ Diana Dykstra is schedule to have knee replacement surgery this coming Monday. We pray for a successful surgery and for healing in the weeks to come.

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

SEATING IS STILL AVAILABLE for Mid-American Reformed Seminary promotional dinner at Dordt College on April 8. You must register by Wed., March 29. To register visit www.midamerica.edu/nwiadinner, email info@midamerica.edu or call the seminary at 219-864-2400.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Thursday, March 30, at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be Alzheimer’s Every Minute Counts video.

DORDT COLLEGE invites the public to a free Duo-Piano Concert featuring Michael & Kyung Kim on Friday, March 31, at 7:30p. The two will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and more.

THE COMMUNITY is invited to hear Dordt’s First Monday Speaker series presenter Roger Wiens on Monday, April 3, at 11:00a in the Auditorium. Wiens leads the laser instrument team on the one-ton Curiosity rover that has been exploring Mars for the last four years. Wiens will present “Exploring Mars with Curiosity”.

THE NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7:00-9:00p on Tuesday, April 4. Carolyn Salberg, the supervisor of Hope Haven Peer Support Services will be the speaker. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are invited to join us.

REGISTRATION OPENS for Dordt Discovery Days June 19-June 23. This is for students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. This camp offers more than 30 classes in the arts, sciences, and recreation. Residential, commuter and day camp options are available. Go to www.dordt.edu/events/ddd to see this year’s class line and to register. Contact Allison.Kraayenbrink@dordt.edu with questions.

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.

HOPE HAVEN Annual Benefit Auction will be Friday, April 7, at Te Slaa Trucking. Doors open at 4:30p, food booth and buy-it-now table opens at 5:00p and the live auction begins at 5:30p. Visit our website for a list of items to be auctioned off: www.hopehaven.org. Help support the local and global ministries of Hope Haven through this exciting evening of fun and fellowship. The whole family is invited to this community event!

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY Youth Orchestra, led by conductor Dr. Christopher Stanichar, will present its Spring Concert on Sat., April 8, at 3:00 in Dordt’s Auditorium. NISYO will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Geminiani, Leroy Anderson, Eduardo Gamboa and local composer Deanna Wehrspann. The concert is free and open to the public.

THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its annual Spring Concert Rocky! An All-Rachmaninoff Program on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00p at Dordt. Guest artists for the evening include University of Northern Iowa professor Sean Botkin on piano and founding conductor of NISO, Henry Duitman.

HOPE HAVEN BENEFIT CONCERT on Saturday, April 15, at 6:30p in Dordt’s Auditorium. The Dixie Melody Boys from Kinston, NC, Master’s Voice Quartet from Sioux Falls and the Triumphant Sound Quartet from Lawton will perform. Tickets are $15 per person and sold at the door only. Doors open at 5:00p.

JOIN the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus for an exciting concert on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30p in the Dordt Auditorium. SCOC will come together with the Dordt College Concert Choir, the Northwestern College Heritage Singers, soloists, orchestra and organ. Led by Dr. Benjamin Kornelis, professor of music at Dordt, the chorus will present Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannia de Deo, also known as the “Little Organ Mass” – an unfailingly joyful setting of the Roman Catholic Mass. SCOC will also be singing the Midwestern premiere of Songs of Ascent by Iowa native Shawn Kirchner. The ambitious and powerful work features texts sung by pilgrims journeying to Jerusalem. Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and can be purchased at Northwestern Music office, Windmill Park Jewelers, True Vine, Dordt music office or Touch of Hope.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Bible League Spring Salad Luncheon will be held on Monday, May 1, at 11:30a at the Sanborn URC. The program will include a presentation from Harold Trujillo, Regional Training Coordinator. He will speak about the Project Philip Program. Please bring a salad for every 2 ladies.