March 8, 2020
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – March 8, 2020
Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister Second Sunday in Lent
Preparation for Worship: “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Cor. 11:26
WE HUMBLE OURSELVES TO WORSHIP THE LORD
Prelude: “Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights” & “There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood”
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #237:1-3 “We Praise You, O God”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
Ministry of Music: “Peace in Christ” Sarah & Whitley De Jager; Ali Kroese, accompanist
WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS
Offering: Christian Ed Fund
Offertory: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
WE HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD
*Song of Preparation: #374:1-3 “No Weight of Gold or Silver”
Prayer of Illumination
God’s Word Read: Matthew 21:33-46
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Parable of the Tenants”
Prayer of Application
Choir: “Softly and Tenderly”
WE PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Celebration of Communion
Hymn: #840 “Behold the Lamb” (LUYH) vs. 1,2 during distribution of the bread
vs. 3,4 during distribution of the wine
Hymn of Response: SW#21:1-3 “There Is a Redeemer”
(Offering for Benevolence taken during the singing of this hymn)
WE DEPART TO SERVE
*Parting Song: SW#44:1-2 “Let It Be Said Of Us”
*Postlude: “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
(please allow teachers/students to exit first)
* indicates congregation stand
organist: MaryLou Wielenga
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Elder Don & Mary Krommendyk, Elder Glen & Tami Scholten
ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER: Lawrence & Marge Vander Esch, Deacon Justin & Cindy Te Slaa
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Curt & Emily Van Grouw, Elder Larry & Marcia Hoekstra
NURSERY TODAY: AM Kari Ney, Jaime Oostenink, Mya Kleinwolterink, Kyrin De Groot, Aubri Fedders; PM Troy Bruxvoort Family
ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER: Matt Bosma Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Jessica Pollema, Nicole Rozeboom, Mark Leusink, Makenna Fedders, Riley Grevengoed; PM Darren Bonestroo Family
USHERS FOR MAR.: Doug Pollema, Darren Bonestroo, Kyle Vander Schaaf, Scott Grevengoed
VALET PARKING FOR MAR: Mar. 8: Ben Vant Hul, Lynn Anderson; Mar. 11: Cory De Wit, Scott Kroese; Mar. 15: Jacob Westra, Justin Pollema; Mar. 22: Bryce Veldman, Eric Rens
OFFERINGS: Today – Envelope receipts are for the church budget or for the cause(s) designated
on your envelope. The loose offering is for the Christian Ed Fund; Benevolence
ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER: Resonate NEXT SUNDAY: Hope Haven
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Dave & Vanessa TS NEXT SUNDAY: Justin & Cindy
POWER POINT TODAY: AM Arlene; PM Jason/Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Shirley
ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER: Kirk
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Rick NEXT SUNDAY: Cody
CORRESPONDENCE: Jon Van Berkum to Justin Van Zee; Nic Van Engen to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Curt Van Grouw to Michael & Megan Ribbons; Lee Van Grouw to Kevin & Kelli Schutte; Clark Van Schepen to Lauren & Connie Runia; Eldon Van Schepen to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the church directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
8:45 AM Choir Rehearsal in the Youth Building
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
10:45 AM Sunday School/Catechism Classes
10:45 AM Adult Sunday School
10:45 AM Choir Rehearsal
5:00 PM Evangelism Committee meeting in the Youth Building
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
7:15 PM College/Career Bible Study
6:30 PM Elder’s Meeting
7:00 PM Deacon’s Meeting
8:00 PM Council Meeting
9:50 AM Coffee Break at Hope CRC
2:00 PM Bereans. Lesson 8. Lunch: Betty Bolkema
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
March 8, 2020
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Dear Family of God, welcome to worship! May you be blessed, and be a blessing to others, during our time together here and in the coming days. 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.
REMINDER: We have ceased all handshake greeting until the middle of March. Greeters will still be available prior to the service to welcome you and Elders will greet you after the service but will NOT shake your hand.
CHOIR will meet this Sunday morning at 8:45 AM in the Youth Building to rehearse. We will be singing “Softly and Tenderly during the morning service. We will also have choir rehearsal after the morning service.
THIS MORNING we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. You are welcome to join us at the Lord’s table if you are truly sorry for your sins, sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior and desire to live in obedience to him. Gluten free bread will be available in the center section of each tray.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will meet this morning and the Christian Ed Committee will meet next Sunday.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Acts 22:30-23:35 titled “God’s Intervention in the Midst of Trouble”.
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 Larry Hoekstra by Monday evening, March 9th. The Council asks that you pray for God’s guidance as we go through the nomination process.
LADIES/MEN who would like to help out at JFA in Rock Valley on Tuesday, March10, may meet in the upper church parking lot at 12:45p to car pool.
ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER will be held Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00p at our church. Hope CRC will be joining us. The offering will be for Resonate.
DIRECTORY CHANGE: Harry & Dolores Meendering dropped their landline. Harry’s cell number is (712) 449-5227 and Dolores’s number is (712) 578-9185. Please make the change in your church directory.
SAVE THE DATE! The Christian Ed Auction & Supper is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th. Have you thought of an item that you can contribute toward the auction? Some suggestions might include baked goods, home decor, dinners, clothing apparel, toys, gift certificates, game night, etc. Give Lisa Poppema a call (441-0913) with your donation and she will get your item on the list. A list of contributed items will be in your mail box in the next couple of weeks. Let’s make this a fun/exciting night for everyone!
UNION GOSPEL MISSION in Sioux Falls invites the congregation to their 120 year Open House on Tuesday March 17, from 11:30a-7:00p.
THE “SHARE” GROUP for widows and widowers will meet on Thursday, March 19, at 6:00p at Homestead Commons in Hull. Please note we are back to meeting at our evening time through the Fall. We will enjoy pancakes and sausages for supper. If you have not volunteered to bring food, please consider bringing $5 to help cover expenses. Following our meal, we will play table games together. Call Deanna Tiedeman (439-2229) or Pastor Aaron (605-742-4469) with any questions.
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Congratulations to Evan and Rachel Schroeder on the birth of Ezra James born on March 3 at the Sioux Center Hospital. Ezra was transferred to Avera in Sioux Falls that evening with respiratory issues. He has a touch of pneumonia and will be there until at least Wednesday. Pray for healing.
Dennis Kroese continues at Pleasant Acres recovering from a fractured kneecap. He experienced some swelling this past week. Pray for healing.
Sally De Groot has shown improvement to the point where she will be moved to a care center; the place is yet to be determined. Continue to remember her in your prayers.
Continue to remember Jarvis De Wild in your prayers. His esophagus was stretched again on Wednesday and a stent inserted to maintain the stretch. He will have chemo treatment 11 (of 12) on Monday.
Marilyn Grevengoed had hip replacement surgery on Monday in Sioux Falls. She returned home on Wednesday. Pray for a complete recovery.
Continue to remember Lois Salazar in your prayers. Her next chemo treatment is Thursday, the 12th. This will be chemo treatment number 5 of 6. Pray for good results and for minimal side effects.
Sandy Starkenburg will consult a gastrointestinal surgeon at Avera tomorrow. Pray for wisdom for the doctor. Pray for Sandy as she continues to struggle and for healing.
Pray for our shut ins: PA: Verne Huisman, Chuck & Darlene Kroese; Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Harry Klay, Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats; Rick Rozeboom’s home: Esther Rozeboom; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS
We keep Art & Margaret Van Otterloo and family in our prayers as they mourn the passing of Art’s sister, Laurie Koedam 70, of Inwood, IA. Laurie passed away after a brief bout with pneumonia. Her funeral was held this past Thursday. We pray for the Lord’s comfort and encouragement during this time. May we join in hope with the resurrection of our Lord.
Terry de Boom, father of Scott de Boom, is being treated for a type of blood cancer. Please continue to pray that he responds well to the medication he is taking and has minimum side effects. We pray for continued progress as he and family anticipate further measures to treat this disease.
Please keep Pastor Todd’s father, Del Zuidema, in your prayers. Del had surgery to place some screws in his broken patella. Please pray for healing and patience in his recovery and for his wife, Linda, as she cares for him.
We pray for those who are unable to join us for worship from week to week due to age, injury or illness, or dealing with long term physical or emotional challenges. We pray for the Lord’s encouragement, restoration, and presence in their lives.
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEME NTS
HCS will be having a Community Impact Night at the Pizza Ranch on March 30 from 5-7p. The money raised will help cover the cost of TV’s that will be placed around school for announcements and tell the story of Christian Education. We hope to see you there!
While you do your spring cleaning, the Bargain Alley Thrift Store can help by accepting donations of clothing, furniture, toys, books, home décor, seasonal goods, hardware, linens, jewelry, sporting goods, shoes & boots. We do have a furniture pickup service by calling 439-6800. If your donation is in good working condition come to the northeast corner of the building which is located at 1103 Maple Street, 1 block east of the downtown stop sign in Hull. Check https://www.facebook.com/BargainAlleyThriftStore for items that Bargain Alley does not accept. Please do not leave items at the door when no one is in attendance. Bargain Alley supports Western Christian HS.
REND COLLECTIVE is bringing their Revival Anthem World Tour to Sioux Center on March 14. See them and Sean Curran at Dordt University’s Auditorium at 7:00p. Tickets and information at echoconcerts.com.
LOVE INC, SIOUX COUNTY will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, March 16, at 6:30p at 1st Ref. Church in Rock Valley. Join us to hear about how the Lord has used the church to bless the people of Sioux County in 2019. Refreshments will be served.
SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is accepting partner family applications for our homeownership program for a future home in Rock Valley. Application forms are available at the Habitat for Humanity office, Rock Valley City Office, and online at http://siouxlandhabitat.org/our-programs/home-ownership/. Completed applications are due by March 16. Questions contact Kurt Franje (476-2804).
DORDT UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR invites you to a concert at 7:30p on Friday, March 20, at B.J. Haan Auditorium. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in Michigan, Ontario, Vermont, New Jersey, and Iowa. Directed by Mr. Ryan Smit, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of choral music. The choir will perform some a cappella works, and others will be accompanied by organ, harp, cello, and piano. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.
JFA: Come out for a “Tonight Show” themed event with the JFA Foundation on Thursday, March 26, at the Parkview Events Center. Social time is 5:15p, dinner at 6:00p. To reserve a spot contact Joel De Wit at 712-476-2804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVE INC OF SIOUX COUNTY is proud to present “Love and Laugh” on Saturday, March 28, at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley. The doors for this dinner theater style event will open at 5:00p to be followed by a catered meal at 5:30p and an improvisational comedy show by Slap Happy Comedy at 7. Tickets to this event can be purchased for $30 a piece or you may reserve a complete table of 8 by calling the Love INC office at 712-476-5990.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES 45th Anniversary Banquet will be held on Tues., March 31, at Terrace View Event Center. Social Hour with coffee and punch at 6:00p followed by a complimentary meal served at 6:30p. RSVP for the meal by March 20 by calling the Bethany Christian Services office at 712-737-4831.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 6. Please join us at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, at 6:30p. Enjoy an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as we enjoy music by Cornerstone Quartet from Leota, MN. More information later.
GUIDING STAR Orange City’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala will be held Tues., April 7, at 6:30p at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. Melissa Ohden is the keynote speaker and a meal will be served. Join us in our Movement to Light the Way for a Culture of Life in Northwest Iowa! Sponsor tables are on sale now until supplies last! General seating is $25 upon availability March 16. Visit www.guidingstarorangecityorg/gala to lear