March 6, 2022
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –March 6, 2022
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister First Sunday in Lent
Preparation for worship: “Holy and Loving God, as we worship you today, we long for your Spirit to both comfort and challenge us, to help us become more holy and loving. In a world that does not understand repentance, we pray for new understanding, humility, patience and discipline that will help us die to sin and live for Jesus.” Amen (WSB pg. 559 #1)
WE GATHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
*Call to Worship
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
*Opening Song: #562:1-4 “We Will Extol You, God and King” (LUYH)
WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE
Preparatory for the Lord’s Supper (PH pg. 976)
Song of Response: #263:1-4 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”
Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison Church
GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD
*Song of Preparation: SW#60:1-4 “Nearer Still Nearer”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Matthew 26:6-25; 27:3-5
God’s Word Proclaimed: “Judas: Fooling Everyone But God”
Prayer of Application
WE GO OUT TO WALK WITH GOD
*Song of Response: #385:1-4 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”
*Parting Song: #473:1,3 “To God Be the Glory”
(Please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
organist: Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Jon & Nicole Van Berkum, Deacon Kyle & Cindy LeLoux
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Elder Rob & Amy Westra, Elder Tim & Ruth Kats
NURSERY TODAY: AM Brittany Veldman, Betty Vande Griend, Breckin Van Schepen, Abigail Kats, Lane Driesen; PM Curtis Van Grouw Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Emily Stiles, Emily Van Schepen, Kaden Struik, Mya Kleinwolterink, Madison Emerick; PM Evan Wielenga Family
USHERS FOR MAR.: Darren Vant Hul, Tyler Vant Hul, Bryce Veldman, Kevin Driesen
VALET PARKING FOR MAR: Mar. 6: Ryan Kroese, Ryan Bolkema; Mar. 13: Jacob Westra, Zach Mouw; Mar. 20: Marcus Te Krony, Ross Te Slaa; Mar. 27: Mitchell Fedders, Eric Rens
SECURITY COMMITTEE: Mar. 6: Ross Te Slaa; Mar. 13: Zach 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 1. Building Fund; 2. Cornerstone Prison Church
NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Mark & Teressa NEXT SUNDAY: LeRoy & Eleanor
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Tonya
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Liz Schmith to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Glen Scholten to Michael Ribbens; John Scholten to Lauren & Connie Runia; Jon Scholten to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Evan Schroeder to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Tom Sheffield 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
10:45 AM Adult Sunday School
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:00 PM Christian Fellowship. Lunch: Dee Meendering
9:50 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC. Lesson 7
2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 8. Lunch: Theresa De Wit
7:00 PM Prayer Day service at Hope CRC
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
March 6, 2022
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Brothers and sisters in Christ, grace and peace be to you as we join in worship. 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 EVENING Pastor Loren will participate in a post-classis pulpit exchange. He will be leading the worship service at First CRC in Sheldon. Rev. Aaron Gonzalez, pastor of Hospers CRC, will be leading our evening worship service.
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 put nominee names in the mailbox of Glen Scholten or Rob Westra by Monday evening, March 14th. The Council asks that you pray for God’s guidance as we go through the nomination process.
JADE VAN MEETEREN, fiancé of Nate Boer, met with the elders on February 14 to profess her faith in Jesus Christ. Public profession of faith is scheduled for Sunday morning, March 20.
COMBINED ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE will be held at Hope CRC this Wed., March 9, at 7:00p. We will pray for Agriculture and Industry, our Schools and Community, our Homes, Families and Churches, and our Nation and World.
PARENTS: If you would like assistance for your son/daughter to attend Youth Bible Camps this season (2022), please request a form from the deacons and they will review your request.
THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, March 17, at 6:00p at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will enjoy a potluck meal of appetizers. Following our meal, we will be treated to a musical program presented by the Middleburg Men’s Quartet. Be sure to bring $5 to help cover expenses. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) with any questions.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Please keep Wed., March 30, open for the Annual Christian Ed Day of Celebration! Pre-meat sales begin at 4:00, supper served at the concession stand starting at 5:00, and the auction begins at 6:30p. Be thinking of some unique items for the auction!
WE WISH TO THANK our Care Group for the flower, food and visit for Belle’s birthday. Also, a big thank you to all who remembered her with the many cards she received. We thank God for a caring church family. God bless you all! -Belle & Ken
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Continue to remember Kyle and Janae Vander Schaaf and their unborn child in your prayers. The echo on February 25 showed no change. The doctors have given them a date for a planned delivery.
Continue to pray for Jim Oostenink as he receives treatment for cancer in his kidneys. Pray that the treatment would be effective. Pray for healing.
Please pray for Berdena Bylsma as she is experiencing more health concerns. Pray for relief from pain and that she can be comfortable.
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 prayer. Pray that the treatments are effective. Pray for healing.
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; Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids: Berdena Bylsma; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Pray that those in our community who are sick will recover quickly and without lasting effects. We especially think of the effects of Covid and influenza and how widespread it is becoming yet again. May we make wise decisions to help slow the spread of germs.
Many of you know that Jan Van Soelen has been dealing with chronic pain in her leg for many months After several expert opinions, MRI’s and other tests, the opinion is that she has non-operable spine conditions. Other options will be explored to reduce the pain and how to live with this condition.
We remember Le Talsma as he struggles with back pain. We pray for a plan that brings relief and healing.
Please continue to keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers as he continues with radiation treatments.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-359-5704 for the job description and application.
HCS will be having their Society Meeting on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00p in the Music Room. At this meeting, we will be going over the proposed budget and election of Board Members.
WCHS Chamber Singers 2022 schedule: Apr. 3: Sioux Center First CRC 6:00p; April 10: Sheldon First CRC 5:00p; May 8: Hull First CRC 6:00p.
Western is seeking a High School Math teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Come join a team of educators who are passionate about education that is relevant, connected, and Christ-centered. Please contact our Head Administrator, Mr. Brian Verwolf, for information on how to apply: email@example.com.
Western Christian High School/Spring Society Meeting will be held on Monday, March 14, at 6:00p. We will gather in the LMC at Western. Our Head Administrator, Mr. Verwolf, will share a State of School Report which includes staffing and program updates for the upcoming school year, and beyond. Lastly, as a society, we have an opportunity to approve the annual budget for the 2022-2023 school year.
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.
LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY invites the community to a seminar led by Ray VanderLaan, ‘We Are the Church: Putting God on Display in a Broken Culture’ on Friday, March 11, 5:30p-8:00p and Saturday, March 12, 8:00a-2:30p at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. The Church in post-pandemic America is asking crucial questions: Who are we? How do we respond to a broken world? What is our mission? Join Love INC and Ray VanderLaan for this inspiring, live-stream event. To register please contact Love INC of Sioux County at 712-476-5990 or respond on our Facebook event page. Light refreshments provided Friday evening. Light breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday.
DORDT UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY invites you to a concert at 7:30p on Friday, March 18, in the auditorium. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in Missouri, New Mexico, California, Colorado and Iowa. The Wind Symphony will perform a wide variety of repertoire. Featured soloist will be Ms. Janna Vanden Brink on Flute. The concert will be livestreamed at www.dordt.edu/livestream.
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.
VILLAGE TREASURE CHEST: Are you looking for something fun and fulfilling to do in your spare time? Have you ever considered volunteering? The Village Treasure Chest has great volunteer opportunities for everyone and we need you now more than ever. All proceeds from items sold at the Treasure Chest are used to provide opportunities for adults with disabilities at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon. If you are interested, apply at www.villagenorthwest.org/volunteer or at the Treasure Chest. Questions, call Brenna Haack at 712-324-5416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.