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March 28, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – March 28, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister       Palm Sunday

Preparation for Worship: God, you speak to my heart: “Fear not…your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt” strong yet gentle, humble yet powerful King.



*Call to Worship (based on Zechariah 9:9 & Psalm 118:26,28-29)

        Pastor:     Rejoice greatly, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey – even on a donkey’s colt.

        All:           Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

        Pastor:     You are our God, and we will praise you!  

        All:           You are our God, and we will exalt You!

        Pastor:     O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

        All:           His faithful love endures forever!

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting           

   (Please be seated for the processional hymn)

Processional Hymn: #375:1-3 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Children Sing: “We Have a King” “Great & Mighty” “Ho-Ho-Ho-Hosanna” “He Is the King of Glory”

Children’s message by Pastor Loren


Preparation for the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)

Hymn of Confession: #385:1-3 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”  

Congregational Prayer


*Preparation Hymn:  #344:1,2 “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” (Celebration)

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Luke 23:32-43 (text 34a)

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Father, Forgive Them”

Prayer of Application


*Song of Application: #344:3,4 “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” (Celebration)

*Parting Blessing

*Closing Song: #322:1,2 “God, the Father of Your People”

    (please allow teachers/students to exit first)


Your offering for 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Hope Haven may be put in the offering plates on your way out.                        

* indicates congregation stand - organist…Lavonne Kats


GREETERS TODAY: Mark & Teresa Fedders, Deacon Dan & Lisa Poppema

GOOD FRIDAY: Elder Glen & Tamie Scholten, Elder Roger & Fran De Kruyf

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra, Deacon Ryan Fedders

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Cooper Emerick, Ashlyn Grevengoed, Sawyer Rozeboom; PM Randy Feenstra Family

GOOD FRIDAY: Brad Kats Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Cassidy Vant Hul, Jessica Pollema, Haley Struik, Jesse Ney, Ashten Winterfeld; PM Travis Kooima Family

USHERS FOR APR.: Jon Van Berkum, Rod Te Krony, Harlyn Bolkema, Lonny Van Schepen


OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated

on your envelope. The loose offering is for the 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. Hope Haven

GOOD FRIDAY: Benevolence

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. World Renew, Disaster Response Services

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Don & Mary K.                   NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Mary L.

POWER POINT TODAY:  Kirk/Emerick’s                           GOOD FRIDAY: Kirk         


SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick                               NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

CORRESPONDENCE: Jim Keizer to Justin Van Zee; Cliff Koele to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Travis Kooima to Michael Ribbens; Nelvina Kroese to Kevin Schutte; Dave Kroese to Lauren Runia; Eric Kroese to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)



   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

 10:45 AM       Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service


   5:30 PM       Christian Education Celebration Day in the HCS Gym


   7:00 PM       Good Friday Service


March 28, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL: Welcome to worship as we join a worldwide and timeless procession of the faithful shouting to Jesus, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Mark 11:9, NIV) 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.

12TH GRADE Sunday School WILL meet this morning.

THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Daniel 6 titled “Daniel in the Den of Lions”.

AT OUR MARCH COUNCIL MEETING, we approved the hiring of Rev. Tim Ouwinga, a newly retired pastor who recently moved to Sioux Center. He will be installed and serve as our Pastor of Visitation beginning in mid to late April and will be taking over for Larry Wielenga. We look forward to having him serve and are so very thankful for the wonderful work that Larry Wielenga is and has been doing in that role. A brief autobiography of Rev. Ouwinga is in the News ‘n Notes in your mailbox.

PROFESSION OF FAITH: Young people interested in making profession of faith are invited to attend classes to be held on April 18, 25, and May 2 during the Sunday school hour. Let Pastor Loren know if you are interested ( or text him at 712-449-5222).

REMINDER! The Christian Ed Auction & Supper (pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, chips, popcorn and beverages) is scheduled for Wednesday beginning with supper at 5:30p in the school gym. A list of contributed items for the sale is in your church mailbox. If you have an item you would like to donate, please call Lisa Kats (441-5642). Let’s make this a fun/exciting night for everyone!

GOOD FRIDAY service is scheduled for Friday, April 2, at 7:00p. We will partake of the Lord’s Supper. The elders are offering communion packets to all professing members who enter the church. If you have not received one and are already seated, feel free to get a packet from the table in the back of church. The communion packet contains a wafer under a cellophane seal. This clear cellophane seal at the top must be removed first to access the wafer. To access the juice, peel back the second seal being careful not to squeeze the plastic cup. Point the tab away from you as you remove the seal. If you wish to do this prior to communion, you can keep the grape juice in the communion rack in the pew in front of you.

NOTICE: Our church is responsible for the service at the Sioux Falls Gospel Mission on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00p. Meet in the West parking lot at 5:30p to car pool. Care Group #1 is encouraged to attend.

THANK YOU to the congregation for your prayers and cards and to our care group for the meals following my surgery. Thank you also to Pastor Loren for his calls and visit. It was very much appreciated! We are blessed to be part of a caring church family.   -Lindsey Pfingsten

THANK YOU to our church family for the expressions of sympathy and support through prayers and cards in the sudden loss of our sister-in-law. Thank you to Pastor Kotman and Larry Wielenga for your prayers and words of comfort. What a comfort to know others are wrapping their arms around Jim and his family in their time of sadness. Our hope is in Christ, our rock and anchor! – Don & Mary Krommendyk

THANK YOU to our church family for all the prayers, cards, and well wishes while I was laid up from my recent shoulder surgery. Thank-you to our care group and to close friends for visits, get well cards and gift cards. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman, Larry Wielenga, Dave Rozeboom, and Ryan Bolkema for the many prayers and phone calls. Above all, I thank our loving Heavenly Father for a successful surgery, for lots of patience and healing. God is so good!   -Walt den Hoed



We extend our Christian sympathy to Pete & Nelva Pollema and family in the passing of Pete’s brother, Cliff, of Grand Rapids, MI. Funeral services were held on Thursday. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Shari De Wild, her children, grandchildren and all who mourn the passing of Jarvis late Wednesday night. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Please keep the YPS students and leaders in your prayers. They will be leaving March 30th on a Serve trip to Dallas along with Calvin CRC YPS from Rock Valley. Please pray for safe travel and for hearts and lives to be impacted (both those we serve and those that are going to serve). For those that would like to help in other ways with the trip, please feel free to reach out to any of the leaders.

Josalyn Soodsma, granddaughter of Pete & Helen, was able to come home from the hospital on Thursday. She will be having parental care for the next week. The doctor was pleased with surgery. Pray for positive results – no more seizures!

John Bolkema is now at Royale Meadows in Room #702. Pray that John adjusts well to his new living arrangement and pray for Betty during this transition.

Continue to remember Jacoba Rens in your prayers. Pray that she will be able to begin therapy soon for her hip.

Give thanks that things are going well for John Scholten. Pray for continued healing and progress. 

Pray for Dave Kroese as he continues to recover from back surgery (lumbar fusion).

Carol Reekers, mother of Cindy LeLoux, has completed more than half of her cancer treatments. She is very tired and has experienced a very high heart rate a couple times in the last few days and will be seeing a cardiologist. Pray for healing.

Give thanks for a good report from the doctor for Lindsey Pfingsten. Pray for patience as she begins 6 to 8 weeks of therapy.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: John Bolkema, Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jacoba Rens, Jo Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.


We remember Jerry Van Roekel’s father, Gerald, as he deals with health issues. Pray for healing and strength.

Pray for Cody Bauer’s mom as she recovers from a stroke. We pray for her healing and that she might regain her abilities.

Please pray for those who recently had surgery. Remember them as they recover.

Please remember Sarah Fykstra and her family as she recovers. Pray for radiation treatments to work well as she looks forward to treatment in a few weeks.

Continue to pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. He is still sedated, however, the magnets have moved closer together. He is now dealing with bed sores.

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for those who join us in worship from their homes. Whether they are unable to attend or are taking appropriate precautions due to age or illness, we pray for the Lord’s presence and care in their lives.


   HCS is accepting applications for a part-time first grade teacher (teach in the morning), middle school language arts teacher, part-time para-professional, part-time librarian and athletic director. There is potential to combine some of these part-time positions into full time. Applications can be found on our webpage ( or by contacting school. Applicants should contact Mr. Ten Pas at 712-439-2273 or e-mail with any questions.

   WCHS 8th Grade Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 8! The event will begin with a “free” supper served anytime from 5:15-6:15p. A formal program will begin in the Event Center at 6:15p. Western’s primary goals are to 1) Begin the “belonging” process with students and the “partnership” process with  parents; 2) Familiarize students with the life of a WC high schooler!; 3) Communicate clearly who we are and what we do at WC; 4) Learn about class schedules, course offerings, extracurricular activities  and officially register students  for these opportunities. Watch for more information and the RSVP coming soon!

   WCHS Grandparent’s Day has been updated to Tuesday, May 18. We invite all Grandparent’s of Senior students to join us from 9:00-11:00a on that day.

   WCHS Spring Drive: Investments in effective fundraising have been made because of our mission: “To provide God-Centered secondary education to young men and women…” Our efforts with this year’s Spring Drive are profoundly important as we continue to develop our learning community for a second century of service. Regardless of the amount that you are able to give, we desire your participation. Look for information in your church mailbox. Thank you in advance for your generous support of Western Christian!


HOPE HAVEN will host their Annual Benefit Auction on Friday, April 9, at Te Slaa Trucking. Doors open at 4:30; food booth at 5:00p and the live auction beings at 5:30p. Visit for a list of items.

ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live in Hawarden and Hull? Application forms are available at each communities’ City Office & Public Library and online at Application deadline is March 31. Questions, contact Kevin McCormick (712-255-6244) ext. 6 or email

HABITAT SPONSOR A STUD! Gather your friends, family, church group, business, etc. to sponsor one or more 2x4 studs for $50 each to help build the Habitat House in Hull! We will deliver the stud(s) to you, so you can decorate it with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. The decorated studs will be framed into the house, and everyone will be invited to a Stud Finder Open House later on to see the studs and pray for the project. There are over 350 studs for the house, and we’d love to see them all decorated with love! Get more details and sign up by April 5 by contacting Kurt Franje: 641-780-9054 or

SINCE 1968, KDCR Radio has faithfully served the Dordt community at 88.5 FM. As we look to better serve and meet the needs of our worldwide audience through the Dordt Media Network, KDCR radio will discontinue broadcasting at the end of the academic year. The decision to say goodbye to KDCR radio was a difficult one, however, we are excited for the continued growth of the Dordt Media Network and the livestream broadcast opportunities it provides. 88.5 FM will continue to proclaim the good news with contemporary Christian music on K-LOVE beginning on May 15. The Dordt Media Network will provide expanded livestreamed access to athletic events, chapel, fine arts, and other programming.