March 4, 2018
MORNING WORSHIP SEVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 4, 2018
Rev. Loren Kotman.…Minister Third Sunday in Lent
Preparation for worship: “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:25 NIV
GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #482:1-3 “Man of Sorrows – What a Name”
GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE
God’s Will for Our Lives
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn of Assurance: #384:1-4 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. 2018 Guatemala Trip
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: Mark 14:53-65, 15:1-15
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Innocent One Sentenced as Guilty”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: #353:1-3 “Victory in Jesus” (Celebration Hymnal)
GOD SENDS US OUT TO DO HIS WILL
*Parting Song: #482:4,5 “Man of Sorrows – What a Name”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
*indicates congregation stand
organist: Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Dave & Betty Vander Griend, Deacon Eric & Jana Rens
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Dennis & Jackie Vande Griend, Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kelsi Byl, Kelsey Westra, Braden Baccam, Konner Struik, Alyssa Fedders; PM Travis Grevengoed Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Tonya De Groot, Sherry De Wit, Maeva Haveman, Dason Van’t Hul, Taylor Westphal; PM Mike Grevengoed
USHERS FOR MAR.: Kyle Bolkema, Rick De Groot, Bryce Veldman, Cory De Wit
VALET PARKING MAR:AM Mitchell Winterfeld, Zach Mouw; PM Colin Westra, Dawson Feenstra
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. Building Fund; 2. 2018 Guatemala Trip
OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Christian Learning Center; 2. Cornerstone Prison Church
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Waylon & Melissa P. NEXT WEEK: Dave & Carol R.
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT WEEK: Set: Julie; Run: Shirley
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Shad
CORRESPONDENCE: Evan Schroeder to Justin Van Zee; Matt Schultze to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Tom Sheffield to Kevin Schutte; Dave Snieder to Lauren Runia; Pete Soodsma 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
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes (10th/11th grade meet in the Council Room)
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
10:45 AM Adult Sunday School (meet in pastor’s office)
6:00 PM Evening Service
7:15 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Kay Kroese
6:45 PM GEMS will meet for a regular meeting.
7:30 PM Friendship Bible
9:55 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 1 of Discover Thessalonians 1&2
7:00 PM YPS – Lesson. Devotions: Mackelle G. & Aimee VB; Lunch: Anna Z. & Jessi DJ
7:00 PM Mission Guild – Lesson 11. Opening Prayer: Linda B.; Closing Prayer: Vell K.
7:00 PM Men’s Society. Lesson 7.
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
March 4, 2018
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL We gather to “remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8, NRSV), thanking God for the gift of rest. Welcome! 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: Due to the cold and flu season, it was decided to cease all hand shake greeting from now until March 15. Elders and Pastor will greet you after the service today, but not shake your hand. Greeters will be available prior to the service, but also will not shake your hand.
THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Robert Drenten from Immanuel CRC in Orange City as he leads our worship service. Pastor Loren is at Ocheyedan CRC as part of a Post-classical exchange.
PASTOR LOREN & NORMA will be attending the Ligonier Conference (RC Sproul Conference) in Orlando this week. They will be leaving Tuesday, March 6 and returning Tuesday, March 13. In case of a special need, contact your Care Group Elder.
FROM THE DEACONS: The Christian Learning Center (CLC) Network, based in Grand Rapids, MI, has been serving northwest Iowa for more than 10 years. They are eager to take the next step towards greater, more intentional community support for inclusion of persons at all abilities. They will start with a teacher consultant and advocate in northwest Iowa. An offering will be taken next Sunday, March 11, for the Christian Learning Center to pledge our support for this project.
CADETS/GEMS Pinewood Derby will be Monday, Mar. 19 at HCS in the gym starting at 7:00p. GEMS will provide a supper from 5:30-7:00p. Free-will donation will be collected to help with GEMS camp registration.
INVITATION: What do the Jewish Passover and Jesus’ last supper have in common? Eli Birnbaum, with Jews for Jesus will answer that question as he presents “Christ in the Passover” at Hope CRC on Wed., March 28 at 7:30p. You’ll gain wonderful insights on how the pieces of God’s plan of salvation fit together and you’ll remember this visual display of the Passover pageantry for years to come. Join us for Christ in the Passover from Egypt to Calvary to what it means to us today. Call 439-1202 for more information. No admission charge.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in making profession of faith are invited to a preconfession class beginning Sunday morning, April 22, (note change of date) during the Sunday school hour. Call or text Pastor Loren (712-449-5222) or email him firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
HOPE CRC will be joining us on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00p for the Annual Day of Prayer Service.
THE SHARE GROUP for widows/widowers will meet Thurs., Mar. 25 at 6:00p at Homestead Commons. During the spring/summer months we will return to our evening time. We’ll enjoy soup & bread for supper. Gerry Holtrop will present information on Partners for Patriots, an organization that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans for free. Call Pastor Deutsch 605-742-4469 or Deanna Tiedeman 439-2229 with questions.
SAVE THE DATE! Hull VBS is excited to announce “Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus,” our 2018 Summer Vacation Bible School! Kids, come venture to an uncharted island where we discover the truth that Jesus carries us through life’s storms. It will be June 3-7 from 6-8:45pm. It is for kids entering K-6 (Fall 2018). If you have any questions, contact Rachel Bolkema, Jessica Pollema or Ashley Hulstein.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- We extend our Christian sympathy to Arlene Van Schepen, Nicole & Brian Rozeboom and family in the passing of a father and grandfather, Gerrit Roskam, early Tuesday morning. Funeral services are Monday at 2:00p at Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center. May God comfort them in their loss.
- LeRoy Jongetjes continues to recover at Pleasant Acres. Pray for complete healing.
- Give thanks that Bob Soodsma is progressing well from hip replacement surgery. Continue to pray for a complete recovery.
- Give thanks that Skyler Bonestroo is recovering well from his recent surgery.
- Shar Bonestroo’s mom, Betty den Hoed, will go in for her second chemo treatment on Friday, March 9. Pray for healing.
- Continue to remember Darlene Kroese as she recovers from surgery at Pleasant Acres.
- Give thanks that surgery went well for Henry Kats on Thursday. Doctors are optimistic that the cancer was contained. Pray for good results from the lymph node tests.
- Heath Stoker has been diagnosed with cancer. He was hoping to have learned the diagnoses on Friday. Pray for God’s healing mercies for Heath and for both Heath and Kayla during this time.
- Pray for our shut ins: Sally De Groot, Florence Kroese, and Melvin Van Otterloo at Pleasant Acres; Joyce De Vries, Verne Huisman, Julianne Kats, Anthony Smit, and Goldie Veldman at Aspen Heights; Esther Rozeboom in her son’s home, Wilma Altena at the Good Samaritan Society in George, and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
- We express our sympathy to Galen and Julie Kraayenbrink, Matt & Melissa Boer, and the rest of the family in the passing of mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Julia Kraayenbrink, 84, of Sioux Center, IA. Her funeral was on Saturday. We continue to pray for God’s comfort, encouragement, and hope for the family during this time.
- We keep Cruise De Groot in our prayers as he has completed his advanced training in the Army. He will be able to spend some time at home before he rejoins his unit and begins preparation for his deployment.
- We continue to pray for strength and healing for Jemma Jean De Jong, daughter of Sarah and Todd De Jong, and grand-daughter of Diana and Dave Kooima.
- We pray for many others who continue to recover from recent surgeries, illnesses, or treatments. We pray for peace, patience, and endurance.
- We remember our members who reside in care facilities: 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.
HCS will be having Registration and Open House for Little Blessings Preschool on Tues., March 13. The on-line registration form will be posted on the HCS webpage at 6:00p on the 13th and can be completed from home or a few laptops will be set up at school that evening from 6:00-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will make a short presentation at 7:00p regarding the daily activities of preschool. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. There is no tuition cost for preschool. If you have any questions or know anyone who may be interested in Little Blessing Preschool, please contact the school office at 439-2273.
ATLAS of Sioux Center is now hiring a part-time (20 hours per week) receptionist! ATLAS is a local ministry that seeks to help the hurting, equip followers of Jesus, and unite the community. Responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, creating a friendly environment for those who come to our office, cleaning the office, and providing administrative support for our staff. We are looking for someone to work Mondays, Wednesdays, some Thursday mornings and when not Thursday morning, Friday 8-3. If interested please contact the office and fill out an application! Applications are due Friday, March 9. Start date is flexible.
NAMI SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9pm on Tuesday, March 6. Andrew Boscaljon will present a training titled NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Training. This provides step-by-step tools and hands-on practice to help you tell your story in order to make a difference. Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.
DORDT COLLEGE: On Tues., March 6, at 7:30p three of Dordt’s instrumental Ensembles will perform at the BJ Haan Auditorium. The concert will feature the Campus-Community Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band. Highlights include Ticheli’s four-movement suite Simple Gifts, which features various settings of various Shaker melodies, a jazz funk classic titled Chameleon, and Thomas Knox’s “…and grace will lead me home,” which is a beautiful setting of the hymn “Amazing Grace” that premiered at the memorial service for the Oklahoma City bombing in ‘95.
DORDT COLLEGE: Three Dordt Choral Ensembles will present a concert on Wed., March 7, at 7:30p in the BJ Haan Auditorium featuring Bella Voce, Kantorei, and Chorale. A wide variety of choral music will be performed, including deeply moving settings of Scriptural texts, energetic spirituals, vocal jazz standards, lyrical art songs, and fresh settings of old folk songs.
DORDT COLLEGE Concert Band invites everyone to a spaghetti dinner at First CRC in Sioux Center on Wed., March 21, from 5:00-7:00p. Freewill donations will be accepted to support the band’s upcoming tour to Europe in May.
NISO in conjunction with a generous grant from Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council will present a Guest Concert by the Camerata RCO of the Netherlands on March 20. The concert will be at 7:30pm in the BJ Haan Auditorium. Tickets are available at Evie’s Hallmark in Sioux Center and Jubon Juweelen in Orange City. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. For more information contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE! All women and girls are invited to Night to Shine & Sparkle at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley on April 12. Doors will open at 5:00p with multiple vendors to shop from and a light meal will be served. The event speaker, Image Truth, will share a message of hope, truth and beautiful freedom to girls & women and their closets. Tickets will go on sale on March 10 for $15 each and can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling/texting 712-449-8150.
ALPHA CENTER requests the pleasure of your company as our guests for the Imagination Dinner on Friday, April 27.2018. Welcome reception at 6:15p, Dinner & program at 7:00p, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD. Dinner is complementary with limited seating so pre-registration is required. An opportunity to make a financial faith promise investment will be provided. To register visit www.alphacenterfriends.com or contact Alpha Center at 605-361-3500.