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March 27, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 27, 2022

       Rev. Scott Van Voorst.….Guest Minister   Fourth Sunday in Lent

Preparation for worship: God of healing and salvation, turn my eyes away from my troubles and set my focus on you – first, for this time of worship, and even in the days ahead.

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP THE LORD

Prelude

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Opening Song: #246:1-4 “Come, Thou Almighty King”

WE RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE

God’s Will for Our Lives

Call to Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Song of Confession: #260:1-3 “Not What My Hands Have Done”

Intercessory Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Love INC

Offertory

WE HEAR THE WORD OF GOD

*Song of Preparation: SW#65:1-3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Prayer for Illumination

God’s Word Read: Mark 2:1-17

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Heart of a Healer”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #231:1-3 “How Great Is the Love of the Father”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #637 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Postlude     

   (Please allow teachers/students to exit first)

* indicates congregation stand 

organist: Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Lonny & Emily Van Schepen. Elder Glen & Tami Scholten   

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Darren & Darla Vant Hul, Deacon Eric & Michelle Zomermaand

NURSERY TODAY: AM Jana Rens, Bobbie Kroese, Alex Bruxvoort, Kyrin De Groot, Faith Kleinwolterink; PM Travis Veldman Family  

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tina Bruxvoort, Ruth Kats, Logan Fedders, Jessica Wielenga, Braeden Kats; PM Sean Baccam Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Darren Vant Hul, Tyler Vant Hul, Bryce Veldman, Kevin Driesen

USHERS FOR APRIL: Galen Kroese, Justin Van Schepen, Evan Wielenga, Dave Vant Hul

VALET PARKING FOR MAR: Mar. 27: Mitchell Fedders, Eric Rens; Apr. 3 Lynn Anderson, Dan Bonestroo

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Mar. 27: Waylon Pollema; Apr. 3: Dan Poppema

OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated on your envelope. The loose offering is for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Love INC

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Gideons

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Ed & Noella                              NEXT SUNDAY: Eric & Alysia

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                           

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle T.S.                                         NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Dave Vande Griend to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dennis Vande Griend to Michael Ribbens; Aletha Vande Griend to Lauren & Connie Runia; Greg Vanden Bosch to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Lawrence Vander Esch to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Joyce Vander Well to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the 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

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

 10:45 AM       Ladies Bible Study in the nursery

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM       Mission Guild. Lesson 9. (Please note change of date) Opening Prayer: Carol Vis;

                          Closing Prayer: Linda Brunsting

WEDNESDAY

   9:50 AM       Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 10

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 27, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL I return to you, God, in guilt and sorrow. But you run-run to me, sweep me up in your loving embrace and exclaim, “Welcome home”! I am speechless. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sundays, for security reasons, the doors automatically lock at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. If you come after that time, come to the SE doors and someone will let you in.

THIS MORNING we welcome Rev. Scott Van Voorst, pastor at Cornerstone Prison Church, as he leads our service. This evening we welcome Rev. Wayne Kobes from Sioux Center as he leads our service

12TH GRADE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS WILL MEET today.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: anyone interested in making profession of faith let Pastor Loren know by April 6. The class will begin April 10 during the Sunday school hour.

PASTOR LOREN AND NORMA will be gone through Tuesday, March 29. In case of a special need, call your care group elder. Pastor Tim will be gone until March 31.

MISSION GUILD makeup meeting is Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00p (please note change of date). Lesson 9. Opening Prayer: Carol Vis; Closing Prayer: Linda Brunsting.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: I have quite a few of the picture directories finished. If you would like one, you can stop in my office (Monday-Thursday) or catch me Sunday after church and I will get you one.

THE ANNUAL CHRISTIAN ED DAY OF CELEBRATION is scheduled for Wed., March 30 in the HCS Gym. Pre-meat sales begin at 4:00, supper served at the concession stand starting at 5:00, and the auction begins at 6:30p. An updated list of donated items is in your church mailbox.

JR HIGH RETREAT April 22-24 is fast approaching. The deadline to register is April 1! Registration forms are on the narthex table. No late registrations due to new policies at Inspiration Hills.

THANK YOU for your expressions of sympathy, cards, phone calls, and your prayers in the passing of my sister-in-law, Iva Elbers. Your thoughtfulness was all very much appreciated. Nelvina Kroese

THANK YOU to everyone that sent cards, well wishes, prayers, and meals as I began my breast cancer journey. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman for his many calls and visit. I am so thankful that my surgery was successful and now I will be getting radiation treatments. It will be only 5 treatments in a 2-week period. My cancer was small and low grade, so the treatments are minimal. Praise God for so many blessings! So thankful to my family and dear friends for all your encouragement. It’s wonderful to belong to such a caring church family. “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. -Vell Keizer

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Taylyn Blake Vander Schaaf was born on Tuesday, March 22. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and is doing overall very well! They will continue to monitor her in the NICU at Sanford Children’s in Sioux Falls and are confident surgery can wait awhile! Please pray that she will continue to feed well, and that her little heart and lungs do good so she can come home soon! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us and also for the cards we’ve received. We appreciate everything! -Kyle, Janae and family!

Give thanks for ongoing progress for Carver and Maddox Kooima. Pray for continued growth and development. Call Travis or Megan before you stop by.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatment. Pray for strength, energy and healing.  

Continue to keep Rick Van Hill in your prayers as he continues with cancer treatments.

Remember Pete Soodsma in his struggle with Parkinson’s and depression.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Whispering Heights in Rock Valley: Pete Soodsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Pray that those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.

We praise God for the opportunities that our church members have had in the last weeks to serve. For the youth who went of Omaha and for those who served at the border. We pray that their work will be fruitful for His Kingdom.

We rejoice with Pete and Jenifer Steiger as they celebrate the birth of a new granddaughter, Adelynn Grace who was born on Friday, March 18, to Kevin and Michelle (Steiger) Haan.

Please keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers as he continues with radiation treatments.

We remember Le Talsma in the care for the back pain he experiences.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Bargain Alley is currently offering an amazing opportunity for the right leader to join our management team in Hull. We are seeking a dedicated motivated, and experienced Furniture Sales Manager who has a passion for sales and has a willingness to promote Bargain Alley and the mission of Western Christian High School to the broader community. Please contact Brad Vis:  brad.vis@westernchristianhs.com or 605-359-5704 for the job description and application.

   8th Grade Day at Western: Calling all 8th Grade Students and Parents! On Thursday, April 7, we welcome 8th grade students and parents to WCHS for supper and registration. We will serve food between 5:15-6:15p and the main program will start in the Event Center at 6:15. We will dismiss around 8:30p. We ask that parents and students attend 8th Grade Day together. Please go to our website to sign up for 8th Grade Day: www.westernchristianhs.com.

   Western Christian Employment Opportunities: WCHS is hiring a few additional employees! Please prayerfully consider the following:

   -High School Math/Science Teacher for 2022-2023 school year.

-Part-time Custodial Workers – These roles would include approximately 3-4 hours daily, while school is in

  session, and may include some summer hours if desired. If you are looking for something, but want flexibility

  this could be a perfect fit.

    -Bus drivers – finding new drivers is a significant need for Western and Hull Christian Schools. Please

  consider joining our fleet! Morning and/or afternoon routes available. Please contact our Head Administrator,

  Mr. Brian Verwolf, for information on how to apply: brian.verwolf@westernchristianhs.com.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOPE HAVEN, INC. will host their Annual Benefit Auction on Friday, April 1, at Te Slaa Trucking. Help support individuals with disabilities through this exciting evening of fun and fellowship. The schedule is: doors open at 4:30p; food booth opens at 5:00p; the live auction begins at 5:30p. Visit hopehaven.org/events to see a preview catalog of items. The whole family is invited to this community fundraiser!

THE K AND K CENTER for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Dordt University would like to invite you to join tjhem as they welcome speaker, David Batstone, presenting “Purpose, Passion, and Profit: Aligning These 3 Ps Might Change Your Life” on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30p in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

DORDT UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR will perform sacred masterworks by Bach and Schubert with orchestra on Friday, April 8, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. The major works will be accompanied by an orchestra led by concertmaster Lisa Miedema and featuring professional players from the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra and section leaders from the Dordt University Chamber Orchestra. Professional vocal soloists from the region will also perform. The concert will also be available on livestream at dordt.edu/events/3-62603 or dordt.edu/livestream.

LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is seeking a part-time Ministry Coordinator/Office Assistant. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for Christian service is integral to our work. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and excellent organization. The ability to be a self-starter, work independently and collaboratively within a team setting is essential. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, knowledge of Canva helpful. For more information, please contact Debbie at 476-5990 or send resume to Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

RISE FEST 2022 Volunteer Registration is OPEN! RiseFest is possible because of the hundreds of amazing volunteers who serve alongside us in the Kid’s Zone, Parking, the Prayer tent, Merch, the Youth Tent, at the gate, with hospitality, and more. Volunteering is a great way to experience RiseFest with your friends, family, youth group, neighbors, co-workers, or small group. We have a ton of areas to choose from! Please prayerfully consider joining our volunteer team. We would love your help! If you volunteer for 4 hours, you’ll get a FREE RiseFest t-shirt and a ticket to the festival (good all weekend long!). Go to www.riseministries.com or call 712-324-9763.  

14TH ANNUAL BENEFIT BANQUET for Cornerstone Prison Church will be held on Monday, April 4, at the Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Doors open at 6:00p. Save your spot by Sunday, March 27, by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to Cornerstone’s website: www.cornerstonepcsd.org.