May 1, 2022
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. –May 1, 2022
Rev. Loren Kotman.….Minister
Preparation for worship: “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)
GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE INTO HIS PRESENCE
*Call to Worship
*Opening Song: #432:1-4 “For the Beauty of the Earth”
*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting
Ministry of Music: Lindsey, Allison & Nate Van Otterloo “Show a Little Bit of Love & Kindness”
GOD RENEWS US IN HIS GRACE
Call to Confession
Assurance of God’s Pardon
Hymn of Response: #424:1,2 “Spirit of the Living God”
Children’s message by Pastor Loren
Offering: 1. Building Fund; 2. Resonate Global (Mark Klompien)
GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD
*Hymn of Preparation:#279:1-3 “O Word of God Incarnate”
Prayer for Illumination
God’s Word Read: Joshua 9
God’s Word Proclaimed: “The Problem with Common Sense”
Prayer of Application
WE LEAVE TO SERVE
*Hymn of Response: SW#52:1-3 “Be Thou My Vision”
*Doxology: #632 “To God Be the Glory”
* indicates congregation stand
organist: Connie Te Krony
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:
GREETERS TODAY: Daryl & Marvella Van Wyhe, Deacon Rick & Tonya De Groot
GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Ken & Peg Visser, Elder Merlyn & Linda Kroese
NURSERY TODAY: AM Stephanie Baccam, Rachel Bolkema, Charlie Oostenink, Isabella Zomermaand, Traylie Vander Schaaf; PM Dan Fedders Family
NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Sharlene Bonestroo, Connie Grevengoed, Mya Kleinwolterink, Madison Emerick, Blaike Bonestroo; PM Mark Fedders Family
USHERS FOR MAY: Terry Jansma, Darren Bonestroo, Justin Pollema, Jacob Westra
VALET PARKING FOR MAY: May 1: Marcus Te Krony, Mitchell Fedders; May 8: Ross
Te Slaa, Eric Rens; May 15: Dan Bonestroo, Bryce Veldman
SECURITY COMMITTEE: May 1: Zach Mouw; May 8: Zach Vant Hul; May 15: Ross Te Slaa
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. Resonate Global (Mark Klompien)
NEXT SUNDAY: AM Christian Ed Fund; PM Western Christian Music Dept.
COFFEE SERVERS TODAY: Terry & Dee Jansma NEXT SUNDAY: Brad & Lisa Kats
POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emerick’s
SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben NEXT SUNDAY: Rick
CORRESPONDENCE: Eric Zomermaand to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Lynn Anderson to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Sean Baccam to Lauren & Connie Runia; Harlyn Bolkema to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Betty Bolkema to Raul & Adrianna Herrera; Ryan Bolkema to Sos & Kara Maletoungou (For those wishing to send an email, addresses are in the directory, first page, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
9:30 AM Worship Service
10:45 AM Coffee fellowship in the basement
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
May 1, 2022
WELCOME TO FIRST HULL Welcome to this sacred time of praising and praying together; of singing, speaking and listening together; of being strengthened together in faith, for service. 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 MORNING the Beginners through Kindergarten will be giving a short program for parents, grandparents, and friends in the sanctuary at approximately 10:45a. Children may leave with their parents after the program.
THIS EVENING Pastor Loren’s message is from Leviticus 23:15-22; Deuteronomy 16:9-12 and Acts 1:1-13 titled “The Feast of Weeks”.
SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will meet today for their final meeting of the season. Thank you to all who gave their time willingly each Sunday morning to teach our children and young people God’s word.
NEXT SUNDAY EVENING will be a combined service with Hope CRC at First CRC. The Chamber Singer’s from Western Christian High School will be participating in our service.
PASTOR LOREN will be gone from Thursday, May 5 and returning Thursday, May 12. In case of a special need, you may contact Pastor Tim or your care group elder.
PICTURE DIRECTORY: I have copies available. You can stop in my office (Monday-Thursday) or catch me at church on Sunday. They do NOT fit in the mailboxes!
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE from the “Psalter Hymnal”, “Songs for Worship” or “Lift Up Your Hearts” that you would like the congregation to sing in a Sunday evening service? Write the name of the song on a paper and place it in the basket on the table in the back of church. If you write comments, please include your name so we can ask you for clarification.
PARENTS: We will be honoring all our grade school, high school and college graduates on
Sunday morning, May 15. If you did not get a questionnaire in your mailbox please call (439-1626) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a note in my mailbox. I would appreciate getting the forms back as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend on May 15, please let me know. Thanks! -Karen
THANK YOU to all who came out for the YPS diner. Thanks also for the generous donations. It was a huge success. -YPS Counselors
THANK YOU: Nate & I appreciate all of the items we received in our laundry basket. We shouldn’t have a problem finding a use for all of it. Thank you so much! – Nate & Jada Boer
WE SINCERELY THANK YOU for your expressions of sympathy, prayers, and cards in the passing of our Mom and Grandma, Trudy Woudstra. Special thanks to Pastor Kotman and Elder Tim Kats for their phone calls and visit, and to Care Group #6 for the beautiful Cross Plague. We are comforted by knowing we have a Father in heaven whose love and promises are unfailing. -Roger & Linda Tiedeman
FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Maddox Kooima was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital on Monday with the start of pneumonia and an enterorhino virus. Pray that he gets stronger and can be without oxygen. Pray also for continued growth for Maddox and Carver.
Jim Oostenink is scheduled for a biopsy on Tuesday, May 3. Pray for good results.
Remember Pete Soodsma in his struggle with Parkinson’s and depression.
Grace De Jong, granddaughter of Walt and Lavonne den Hoed, is recovering well from her cold. Surgery has been rescheduled for May 20.
Pray for Howard Grevengoed. He went to Dakota Dunes on Thursday to have his incision flushed out from the recently inserted port. Pray that he is able to begin dialysis soon.
Marilyn Grevengoed fell early Wednesday morning. Thankfully she did not break any bones but she is weak. Pray for strength.
Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatment. Pray for strength, energy and healing.
Pray for Rick Van Hill in his ongoing struggle with cancer. Pray for God’s healing mercies.
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; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.
HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:
Please keep Joan Horstman in your prayers. She had been experiencing some confusion and had fallen. After some tests the doctors discovered that she had experienced a minor stroke recently and there are signs of an earlier one. Please keep Joan and Virg in your prayers and pray for her healing.
Please keep Loren Van Otterloo in your prayers that the radiation treatment finishes its work and as he continues to wait for surgery.
We pray for our marriages, that God would encourage us as Husbands and Wives to love each other as Christ has loved His church.
We pray for those who are going through struggles, heart break, betrayal, confusion, and battling addiction.
We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope and feel included as part of our church family.
Pray for those in our community who are sick, dealing with pain, or those who have ongoing prayer concerns that they will return to good health and recover quickly.
HCS is actively seeking applicants for a part-time paraprofessional position that would work with students in lower grades. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please contact Mr. Ten Pas (email@example.com) or call the office at 439-2273.
HCS: On May 10 at 7:00p the HCS PK-8th grade students will be presenting the chapel theme program. This year’s theme was “Glory to Him” based on Romans 11:36 “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” The concert will be held at WCHS Event Center.
Western Christian High School: We ask that you prayerfully consider giving to the spring Building Fund Debt Reduction Drive. Information can be found in the Spring Western Witness, the Western Christian website, and our Weekly Memo. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Vis - firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIBLE LEAGUE’S SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON: All are welcome to the luncheon on May 2 at 12:00 noon at Sanborn CRC (208 N. Western St.). We hope to see you there!
THE “NAMI” SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7-9p on Tuesday, May 3. Video: Living with Mental Illness. Individuals and family members affected by mental illness are welcome. For more information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.
DORDT MUSIC DEPT will present a 4th Avenue Jazz Concert on Tuesday, May 3, at 8:00p in the Auditorium. Featured will be the 16-voice 4th Avenue Singers and the 4th Avenue Band. Come for a relaxed evening of big band standards, fresh jazz perspectives, featured solos, and a variety of collaborations between singers and instruments. The singers are directed by Ryan Smit and the Band by Kevin Linder. The concert/program will be available on livestream at https://www.dordt.edu/events/3-62604 or https://www.dordt.edu/livestream.
DORDT CHORAL DEPT will present a Choral Ensembles Concert on Friday, May 6, at 7:30p in the Auditorium. This performance will include Bella Voce (24-voice women’s chorus), Canons of Dordt (48-voice men’s chorus), Chorale (95-voice mixed choir), and Concert Choir (56-voice advanced mixed choir). Bella Voce is conducted by Dr. Carrie Groenewold and all other ensembles are conducted by Ryan Smit. Available on livestream.
DORDT INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES will present their final concert of the academic year on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30p in the auditorium. The concert will feature the Campus-Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. They will be joined by guest conductor Maestro Michael Johner who joins us from Rottenburg, Germany where he is the principal conductor of numerous ensembles. To close the concert, the Dordt Wind Symphony will perform Omar Thomas’s acclaimed “Come Sunday,” which has proven to oft time have listeners dancing in their seat! This is a concert you will not want to miss! The concert and a program will also be available on livestream.
COMMISSIONING SERVICE: The Rev. Mark & JinHee Klompien family has been called to serve with Resonate Global in Nepal. Join us for a service of The Word and prayer with leaders from Classis Heartland, Iakota, Minnkota and Resonate. The service takes place at Hawarden CRC on Sunday, May 15, at 2:00p. We celebrate remembering – “The gospel…will be preached to the ends of the earth...then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14)
LIFELIGHT CONCERT AT SDSP: Cornerstone Prison Church has a rare opportunity to provide a Christian outdoor concert for all the men living on the Hill in the prison this August. Through a partnership with Lifelight, we will be able to share the life changing message of Jesus to hundreds more than we can gather in the chapel. Would you consider making a special one-time contribution to this special one-day outreach event. Please make your checks payable to Cornerstone Prison Church with “Lifelight Outreach Event” put in the “for” line. Donations can be sent to Cornerstone Prison Church, %Dave Vande Kamp, 801 So. Gordon Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57110. Thank you for your willingness to donate to provide the opportunity to reflect the light of life to the entire population on the Hill.
GUIDING STAR SIOUXLAND is pleased to offer Family Comfort Stations at multiple events this summer! We provide a comfortable and private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump, as well as a diaper changing station with complimentary diapers and wipes. Currently, we are in need of volunteers to help us staff our events in two-hour shifts. Tulip Festival in Orange City: May 19-21 from 9a-7p; Sioux Center Summer Celebration: June 4 from 8a—4p; RiseFest in Sheldon: June 10 from 1-10p and June 11 from 10a-10p (all RiseFest volunteers will receive a free ticket to RiseFest). We are also in need of donations of juice boxes, individually wrapped snacks, diapers, and wipes. If you would like to volunteer or have an item to donate, please contact 712-266-3282 or email email@example.com.