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March 6, 2016

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 6, 2016

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

Preparation for worship: “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, in being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Phil. 2:5-7

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD

Prelude   

*Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn: #473:1-3 “To God Be the Glory”

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting

*Song of Praise: SW#78:1-3 “Meekness and Majesty”

WE RECONCILE OURSELVES TO GOD

God’s Law Responsively (on PPT)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance: #384:1-4 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Luke Society

Offertory

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

 *Song of Preparation: #602:1-5 “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”   

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 15:29-32; Mark 1:40-42

God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Compassion of a Servant”

Prayer of Application

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Song of Response: #603:1-3 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

*Parting Blessing

*Doxology: #603:4 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”

*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:  Greg & Teresa Vanden Bosch, Deacon Brian & Nicole Rozeboom

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY:  Lawrence & Marge Vander Esch, Elder Darren & Darla Van’t Hul

NURSERY TODAY AM Lisa Wiersma, Julie Leusink, DaNae Van’t Hul, Aubri Fedders, Mackelle Grevengoed; PM Evan Wielenga Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Koni Leusink, Kathy Mouw, Skyler Bonestroo, Haley Driesen, Madison Emerick; PM Eric Zomermaand Family

USHERS FOR MAR.: Mike Grevengoed, Scott Kroese, Dan Poppema, Kirk Struik

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 the 1. Mission Fund; 2. Luke Society

NEXT SUNDAY:  Christian Education Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Joel & Julie L.                            NEXT WEEK: Ken & Mary Leusink

POWER POINT TODAY: Sally                                                  NEXT WEEK: AM Arlene; PM Julie                                

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                 NEXT SUNDAY:  Shad

CORRESPONDENCE: Eldon De Wild to Justin Van Zee; Jarvis De Wild to Kevin Schutte; Cory De Wit to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dan De Wit to Lauren Runia; Jay De Wit to Rev. Jan Van Ee

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   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

   7:15 PM         Salt & Light Bible Study (Men)

   7:15 PM         Christian Fellowship. Lesson 4. Lunch: Donna Van Grouw & Kay Kroese

MONDAY

   6:45 PM         GEMS meet at Hope CRC

   7:30 PM         Friendship Bible

TUESDAY

   7:00 PM         Beth Moore Bible Study

WEDNESDAY

   9:55 AM        Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 12 “The Gentile Connection”

   2:00 PM         Bereans. Hostess: Luella Krommendyk

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

March 6, 2016

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship in the name of Jesus, the savior of the world. 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 Rev. William Van Der Heide from the Ocheyedan CRC as he leads our worship service as part of a post-classical exchange. Pastor Kotman will be leading the worship service at First CRC in Orange City.

REHEARSALS for the Community Easter Cantata “It is Finished” will be Sundays at First CRC at 4:00p! ALL voices, High School age and older, are welcome to join us!! The performance will be held on Easter evening at 6:00p at First CRC.

NOTE CORRECTION: Annual Day of Prayer will be commemorated on Wednesday, March 9, at HOPE CRC at 7:00p. Rev. Zuidema will bring the message.

POWER POINT could use one or two more people to set up power point and one more person that would be willing to run power point during services. There will be a meeting after church on March 13 to show any interested people how easy setting up power point is and how simple our program is to use during services.

THE COUNCIL is seeking nominations for Elders and Deacons. If you feel called to serve or know of someone you believe is well equipped for these positions, please contact a council member before March 14. The Council asks that you pray for God’s guidance as we go through the nomination process.

BAPTISM: Art & Anna Dirksen have requested the sacrament of baptism for their infant daughter, Rebecca Ann. Baptism will take place next Sunday morning.

FOR ANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT considering professing their faith, Pastor Loren will be offering a pre-confession class in the near future. Please let him know if you are interested.

LADIES interested in helping at Justice for All on Tuesday, March 9, should meet in the upper parking lot at 12:45 to car pool. Questions, call Joyce Vande Griend or Carol Vis.

COLLEGE/CAREER BIBLE STUDY will be meeting next Sunday, March 13, at 7:15p in the Youth Building. Contact Curt Van Grouw (451-8272) with questions.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The annual Cadet-o-Rama will again be held in the Rock Valley clubhouse and bus barn on March 23. All Cadets and their families are invited to attend. There will be a derby race (weigh-in is from 6:30-7p with races starting at 7p), an archery competition, a marksmanship competition, and a craft. There will NOT be an outlaw race this year, but there WILL be a concession stand with tavern, popcorn, hotdogs, pop, and candy available.

THANK YOU to all who attended the Cadets/GEMS supper. We had a great turnout and appreciate your support.

SAVE THE DATE: The YPS would like to invite all Senior Citizens to a night of games, fellowship and food on Wed., March 30, at 7:00p at the Youth Building.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH invites you to the 10th Annual Benefit Banquet on Monday, April 11, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley at 6:30p. Doors open at 6:00p. Reserve your spot by calling Trinity CRC at 476-2525 or go to www.cornerstonepcsd.org by April 3. A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. Music by the Valley Male Chorus.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

Congratulations to Jon & Nicole Van Berkum on the birth of a son, Cohen Jesse, on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Henry Brinks was discharged from the swing bed program at the Rock Valley Hospital and is now a resident at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

Keep Jeanette Boogerd in prayer. She is currently at Pleasant Acres (Room 101) due to fracturing her hip. Pray for relief from pain and healing.

Remember Nell Brunsting in your prayers. She now resides at Pleasant Acres. Pray for continued strength and healing. 

Give thanks that Joyce Kroese has completed her chemo treatments. Pray for continued strength and better health.

Alberta Vander Wilt’s health is declining. She is under hospice care. Pray that Alberta would be comfortable. Pray for peace and comfort for Marvin and family.

Continue to pray for Gary Roetman as he receives chemo and diabetes treatment.

Pray for our shut ins: 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 & Alberta Vander Wilt in Sioux Center; and Ardelle Westra in Sioux City.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:    

We continue to remember Joan Buyert and Deanne De Jong as they recover from their recent surgeries. We pray for their continued recovery.

In the next few weeks, Eldoris Dykstra anticipates moving closer to her son, Cordell, who lives in Aurelia. Please pray for her during her transition. Please pray for her also as she sees doctors for care for her eyes as well as her heart.

We also continue to remember our members who reside in care facilities: Hermina Hulstein and Mary Grooters at Pleasant Acres and Harriet Kooiker at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. We also pray for their families as they support them.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   HCS will be having an informational night and registration for Little Blessings Preschool the evening of March 22, from 6:30-7:30p. Mrs. Boer will be making a presentation at 7:00p regarding the daily activities of preschool. You can pre-register using the form found on our webpage (hullchristian.com) under the heading Forms and Documents. This pre-registration form will be posted on March 15 at 9:00a. Please submit your pre-registration form through e-mail (teekhoff@hullchristian.com), mail or by dropping it off at the school office. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 439-2273.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADULT HEALTH FAIR will be held on Monday, March 7, from 4:00-8:00p at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. For more information, contact the Latino Health Coalition: Lily Van Beek at 712-470-1295.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be meeting on Wed., March 9, from 9:00-11:30 at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. Childcare is provided at the meetings and anyone is welcome to join or attend a meeting at any time!

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wed., March 9, at 1:00p at Whispering Heights. New members are always welcome! For more information, contact Melinda at 712-476-8214.

JOIN SIOUX CENTER HEALTH for a seminar on the do’s and don’ts when connecting with a person with memory loss. Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Families need new ways to connect. The seminar will be held on Friday, March 11, from 1-2p at Royale Meadows West Community Room by Jeanne Steinkamp, Program Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association. Refreshments will be provided! To register, contact Ashley Anderson at 722-8157 or ashley.anderson@siouxcenterhealth.org by March 8.

ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live? Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a home to be rehabbed in Ireton. Application forms are available at the Ireton City Office or our Rock Valley office. Completed applications are to be returned by March 15 to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 1335 Valley Drive, Rock Valley, IA 51247. If you have questions, please contact Kurt Franje at 712-476-2804.

JUSTICE FOR ALL will be partnering with Touch of Hope Ministries out of Rock Rapids to lead a trip to Simonette, Haiti. We will be going March 31-April 8. We’re hoping to build a home while we’re there so if you have skills that pertain to building/carpentry/cement work that would be a plus but is definitely not necessary! For more information, call or email Lauren at 712-476-2804 or laurenk@jfa-nwiowa.org.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES ASK Banquet is Friday, April 1, at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Punch starting at 6:00p followed by a meal served at 6:30p. RSVP for the meal by March 21. Call Bethany at 712-737-4831 or email bcsorangecity@bethany.org. Thanks to our supporters we have been blessed to serve kids and families for more than 40 years! We invite you to join us for an evening of praise and recognition of God’s work in our ministry.

ALPHA CENTER LIBERTY DINNER is Friday, April 29, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Reception:  6:15p; Dinner & Program: 7:00-9:15p. Speaker is Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor. Registration is required. Visit www.alphacenterfriends.com; contact Alpha Center at 605-361-3500 or e-mail info@alphacenter.org