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March 27, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 27, 2016

       Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister    Easter Sunday

 

Preparation for Worship: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Rev. 5:12

 

GOD GATHERS AND GREETS US

Prelude   

*Responsive Call to Worship:

              Pastor:      This is the good news – the grave is empty; Christ is risen. 

              People:  Hallelujah!

              Pastor:      This is the good news – the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never put it

                                out.  

              People:  Hallelujah!

              Pastor:      This is the good news – once we were no people; now we are God’s people.

              People:     Hallelujah!

              Pastor:      Christ is our peace, the indestructible peace we now share with each other.

              People:     Hallelujah!

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #388:1-5 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

Choir Anthem: “Something’s Happening”

 

WE CONFESS AND GOD FORGIVES OUR SINS

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance:

              Pastor:      Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O

                               death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.      

              People:     But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

Song of Assurance: #400:1-4 “Praise the Savior Now and Ever”   

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: Parking Lot

Offertory

 

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #396:1-3 “Low in the Grave Christ Lay”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: I Corinthians 15:1-26

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Resurrection: Did It Really Happen? What Difference Does It Make?”

Prayer of Application

 

GOD BLESSES US AND SENDS US TO SERVE

*Song of Response: #405:1-2 “I Serve a Risen Savior”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #405:3 “I Serve a Risen Savior”

*Postlude       

*indicates congregation stand – organist: Lavonne Kats

trumpets: Bethany Bosma, Alyssa Fedders, Eric Kroese

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

   Greeters are requested to be here by 9:10a

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

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Clark & Lavonne Van Schepen, Elder Dave & Vanessa Te Slaa

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

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Lisa Poppema, Ethan Ney, Alyssa Fedders, Jacob Emerick; PM Dean Bonestroo Family

USHERS FOR APRIL: Dan Poppema, Kirk Struik, Nic Van Engen, Daryl Wesselink

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 AM Parking Lot; PM American Cancer Society

NEXT SUNDAY:  1. Building Fund; 2. Livingstone Prison Church

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Harry & Dee M.                        NEXT WEEK: Harlyn & Kathy Mouw  

POWER POINT TODAY: Julie                                                                                  

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Joel                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Randy Feenstra to Justin Van Zee; Cliff Gort to Kevin Schutte; Howard Grevengoed to Steve & Tara Dekkers; John Grevengoed to Lauren Runia; Mike Grevengoed to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM        Worship Service

 10:45 AM        Coffee fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM         Evening Worship Service – Community Easter Cantata

MONDAY

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 2 “The Road to Rome”

   7:00 PM         YPS - Senior Citizens fun night at the Youth Building

 

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 27, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Happy Easter! We’re overjoyed to celebrate with you that Christ’s resurrection means the gift of new life for all! Alleluia! 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. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will NOT be meeting today.

THIS 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. Refreshments will be served in the church basement following the service.

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

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. Meet in the lower parking lot at 6:30p to car pool.

MEN’S SOCIETY will NOT meet on Wednesday, March 30, but will meet on Wed., April 6. Lesson 11.

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

BAPTISM: Justin and Cindy Te Slaa have requested the sacrament of baptism for their infant daughter, Sadie Joy. Baptism will take place next Sunday morning.

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 www.cornerstonepcsd.org.

FROM THE DEACONS: $45,190 remains on the parking lot project.

OFFERING AMOUNTS FOR FEB.:

General Fund:      $22,695.00                       Building Fund:      $ 1,225.00                     Missions:      $ 1,075.00

Alpha Center:             865.05                       Cadets:                     654.00                    

Hull Sack Pack:        456.00                        Siouxland Habitat:   557.50

BOYDEN-HULL COMMUNITY School District & the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to host an informational presentation about digital communication and social media entitled “Things Parents Should Know About Digital Communication and Social Media”. Dr. Brandon Nutting, a professor of media and journalism at the University of South Dakota, will serve as the keynote speaker. An interactive panel discussion will follow Dr. Nutting’s keynote where the audience is encouraged to ask questions of him and a panel of guests.  Join us on Wed., April 13, at 7:00p at the Boyden-Hull High School Auditorium.

REMINDER: The 6th Annual Junior High Retreat is set for April 22-24 at Inspiration Hills. Check in is Friday at 7:00p and check out is Sunday at noon. Join junior highers from the area at this retreat designed especially for you! Worship, speakers, games, service, small groups and of course food will be the highlights of the weekend! Dordt Students will be the leaders for the weekend. Please contact Lee De Groot for more information (470-4244; e-mail: degrootlee@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Joyce Vander Well has a large blood clot in her leg. Pray for healing, for peace of mind and patience.

LeRoy Jongetjes had surgery for an infection in his knee on Tuesday at the hospital in LeMars. Give thanks that surgery went well.

Give thanks that Anna Dirksen’s sister, Elaine, is showing signs of improvement. Pray for complete healing.

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: Henry Brinks, 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.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Jan Bakker was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She will begin treatments next week. They are thankful that the cancer is slow growing and can be managed with treatment. We pray for strength, patience, and healing for Jan, Dwight, and family during this time.

We pray for Bev Altena who had knee replacement surgery this week. She is home and is doing well. Pray for her healing and recovery.

We give thanks that Joyce Heynen, mother of Julie Kraayenbrink and grandmother to Melissa Boer, was able to return home on Friday. She has made good progress, but will continue to receive physical therapy at home. We pray for continued healing.

Please keep Tasha Hulstein and her unborn child in your prayers as she remains on bed rest at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. She and baby are doing well. 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, Marv Boon at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Western Christian Music & Speech Dept. invites all for an evening of music and speech called “On a Lighter Note” and “Celebrate Speech” on Tuesday, March 29, beginning at 7:00p. The music portion will be held in the gym and the speech portion immediately afterwards in the cafeteria. Music selections include pops and jazz styles performed by the Cantus, Concert Choir, and the 727 Jazz Band while speech performances will be performed by our many state qualifiers. A great evening of celebrating multiple talents at Western.

   Western Christian 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.

   Western Christian will host Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, April 12, at 9:30p. All grandparents of seniors are invited to attend.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet March 31 at 7:00p at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be sharing.

NW IA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present its annual Guest Concert on Fri., Apr. 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.

ORANGE CITY AREA HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE is hosting its 10th Annual Hospice Memorial Service on Sunday, April 3, at 2:00p at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. This is a time for bereaved families, Hospice staff, and volunteers to come together to remember those who died under Hospice care from March 2015 through February 2016. All extended family and friends are invited to attend.

THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center on Tuesday, April 15, from 7-9p. Andrea Miedema is a Peer Support Specialist trainer and she will discuss that program.

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group on Wed., April 6, at 1:00p at Royale Meadows West Community Room. For questions, call Glenda at 722-8328.

HOPE HAVEN will host their Annual Benefit Auction on Friday, April 8, 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 that will be auctioned off: www.hopehaven.org. Help support the local and global ministries of Hope Haven through this exciting evening of fun and fellowship.

NISYO SPRING CONCERT: Come to the Dordt Auditorium on Sat., April 9, at 4:30p for the Spring Concert presented by the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra. Directed by Dr. Bradley Miedema, NISYO consists of middle and high school string students from the surrounding area. Don’t miss this FREE concert!

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 office@cornerstonepcsd.org.