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May 2, 2021

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – May 2, 2021

       Rev. Loren Kotman…Minister     

Preparation for Worship: “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.” Psalm 10:17

WE ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*God’s Greeting  

*Opening Song: #241:1-3 “This Is the Day”   

WE ARE RENEWED IN GOD’S GRACE

Children’s Message by Pastor Loren

God’s Will for Our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

Song of Assurance: #262:1-4 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

Intercessory Prayer

WE HEAR GOD’S WILL

*Song of Preparation: #256:1-3 Out of the Depths I Cry

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read:  Psalm 10

God’s Word Proclaimed: “Why Does a Good God Allow Evil to Exist?”

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: #436:1-3 “This Is My Father’s World”

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD AND LEAVE TO SERVE

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #453:1,2 “Let All Things Now Living”
*Postlude

      (please allow teachers/students to exit first)                

Your offering for the 1. Building Fund; 2. Western Music Dept. can be placed in the offering plates

on your way out.

*indicates congregation stand

 organist…Connie Te Krony

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY:  Ed & Noella Haveman, Deacon Curtis & Emily Van Grouw

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: Larry & Marcia Hoekstra, Elder Dave & Carol Rozeboom

NURSERY TODAY:  AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Kade LeLoux, Abby Fedders, Aubri Fedders; PM Rick Leusink Family

NURSERY NEXT SUNDAY: AM Mary Leusink, Shae Pollema, Brooklyn Poppema, Mya Kleinwolterink, Ethan Ney; PM Jake Ney Family   

USHERS FOR MAY: Jay De Wit, Kevin Driesen, Cory De Wit, Galen Kroese

VALET PARKING: May 2: Cory Ney & Scott Kroese; May 9: Lynn Anderson & Logan Baccam

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. Western Music Dept.

NEXT SUNDAY: Christian Ed Fund

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Brody & Jessica                            NEXT SUNDAY: Doug & Sandy

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk/Emerick’s                                      NEXT SUNDAY: Konner                       

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Ben                                                    NEXT SUNDAY: Rick

CORRESPONDENCE: Susan Roetman to Justin Van Zee; Brian Rozeboom to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Dave Rozeboom to Michael Ribbens; Ted Salazar to Kevin Schutte; Liz Schmith to Lauren Runia; Glen Scholten 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

TODAY

   9:30 AM       Worship Service

 10:45 AM       Coffee fellowship in the basement

 10:45 AM       Sunday School/Catechism Classes

   6:00 PM       Evening Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

   7:00 PM       Music & Worship Committee Meeting (Council Room)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

May 2, 2021

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL:  Welcome to worship on this beautiful spring day that the Lord has made! “Let us rejoice today and be glad” (Ps. 118:24, NIV). 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.

PARENTS: Today the Beginners through Kindergarten Sunday school classes will be giving a short program for parents, grandparents, and friends. They will sing a few of their favorite songs for you. The program will be held in the sanctuary at approximately 10:40. Have the children come down to their classrooms and we will come up to the sanctuary as a class. After they are finished singing, they will be free to leave with you.

SINGERS: If you would like to join the Chamber Singers tonight in singing a beautiful arrangement of “How Great Thou Art”, please join us in practicing this morning following the service in the church basement (NW Sunday School Room).

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM classes will meet today for the 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.

THIS EVENING the Chamber Singers from Western Christian will be participating in the service. This will be a combined service with Hope CRC at our church. There will be no Children’s Church this evening. Pastor Loren’s message is entitled “Created to Worship”.

CHOIR MEMBERS: Please return any and all choir music to Shondra’s mailbox as soon as possible!

ON SUNDAY EVENING, MAY 16, we are having “A Service of Lessons and Hymns based on The Apostles’ Creed”. The service will include strings, brass, special music and brief meditations on Scripture related to the articles of the Apostles’ Creed. We hope you will join us.

PARENTS: If you have a son/daughter who will be graduating this year from College, Vocational School, or Trade School and they did not get a questionnaire in their mailbox, please let me know. You can call (439-1626), email: hull1crc@mtcnet.net or leave a note in my mailbox. We will be recognizing our graduates on May 16th. -Karen

PARKING LOT PRAISE NIGHT! We encourage ALL to come, but especially ALL Jr. High and High School Students to a night of praise on Wed., May 5th, from 7-8:30p on the upper parking lot of Hull 1st CRC. Troy Kooima will lead us in a time of worship. Caitie Fagen and Sean Baccam will share with us their journey through life – its struggles and God’s faithfulness. Bring your own blanket/chair and RSVP to Lee De Groot at 470-4244 or degrootlee@gmail.com before May 1st. (See additional information in News ‘n Notes)

ROCKY RAILWAY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: We are so excited to have VBS this year!! The dates are Sunday, June 6-Thursday, June 10, from 6:00-8:30p. Registration is online at this link https://forms.gle/2GH9s8YD3bwGAeVY6. Deadline to register is May 7. Check the bulletin board for the list of donations needed. There is also a sign-up sheet on the narthex table for Adult Volunteers.

NEW ADDRESS: Ken Draayer recently moved to the Homestead. His address is 314 1st St., Apt. 107, Hull.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Give thanks that Carol Reekers is doing well and hopes to begin immunotherapy in the near future. She will have a scan this week. Pray for good results.

Give thanks that Lindsey Pfingsten is making good progress in her recovery from surgery. Pray for patience as she continues with physical therapy and for complete healing.

Pray for Heath Stoker’s cousin in Washington state as he recovers from injuries sustained in a car accident on April 24. Pray also for this cousin and his sister. Their parents were killed at the scene of the accident. Pray also for other family members as they mourn.

Remember all those in our congregation who are confined to their homes as well as those in nursing homes or in assisted living as they are unable to have visitors at this time due to COVID-19. This is a difficult time for them so a phone call or a note from members of the congregation would be appreciated!

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Ella Mae Vande Burgt, and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Lou Krommendyk, Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows in Sioux Center: John Bolkema, Ed Scholten. Darlene Kroese, Jo Westra; Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

Please remember Sarah Fykstra and her family as she goes through radiation treatments. We pray for healing and restoration of her health.

Pray for Leo, son of Greg and Jasmine Boer. After dealing with more fluid in his lungs due to a fistula he has been transferred to the care of a surgeon in Denver. He will need another surgery, and more specialized care. (updates on caring bridge) We pray especially for Greg and Jasmine as they are now far from home and their older daughter Veda as she stays with other family members.

Pray for those who recently had surgery.  Remember them as they recover.

We pray for our council, guest pastors, and the search for a new pastor.

We pray for those who worship from their homes. May they be filled with hope.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   Debt Eliminating Challenge Days was Successful. Thanks to the 91 people who participated in the Debt Eliminating Challenge Days. We raised $97,341.00. This means that after all the outstanding pledges are collected Hull Christian School will HAVE NO DEBT on the building project! The additional funds will go towards the purchasing of a new gym floor. The students and staff had a fun two weeks of participating in the challenges. We appreciate the generous support of friends and family members of HCS for their donations. We are thankful to God for showing his faithfulness to our school!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

JFA BOARD is seeking an experienced Christian leader to guide, manage and grow the organization. The Executive Director will be the main representative of the organization in the community. They will be responsible for working with stakeholders to develop the strategic plan and broadly communicate JFA’s vision; to manage comprehensive fundraising efforts; to oversee JFA’s budget and operations; to provide leadership to the staff; and to support the Board. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a high level of integrity who has led and managed a similar non-profit or ministry. They will have an extensive knowledge of Christian Community Development; sharing the Gospel; have a successful track record of raising money and resources; have led organizational growth; and have experience working with volunteer boards. To be considered, applications must include both a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in JFA Ministries and why you think you are a good fit for this role. Only resumes with cover letters will be considered. No phone calls please. Please send your application to info@jfa-nwiowa.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but preferential review will be given to candidate submitting their application by June 15, 2021.

JFA is organizing a co-ed softball tournament on May 15 at the Sports Complex in Rock Valley. Cost to enter a team is $200. Champions win a t-shirt. Concession stand will be available. Deadline to register is May 7. Register through JFA website or contact Joel at 712-476-2804. Join JFA for a day of fellowship, softball and fun!

ATLAS OF SIOUX CENTER COMMUNITY AUCTION will be held on May 7 at New Life Reformed Church. A meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 (pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, and cookies). The Auction will be held from 6:30-9:00. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 5. Call 722-4900. Kids activities throughout the night (ages 2-10).

INSPIRATION HILLS Volunteer Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15. Bring your church group/friends/family and spend the day outside preparing Camp for Summer Camp! Your volunteer time helps us get the camp cleaned up from Winter and groomed and ready for Summer. Many different projects available for all ages! Contact the office at 712-986-5193 or email ihills@inspirationhills.org. to sign up today!

INSPIRATION HILLS is preparing for Summer Camp! We are still in need of guy counselors! So, if there is anyone you know who loves Jesus and works well with kids, please encourage them to join the team for a summer of missions. Dates are from May 23-July 30 with great benefits including room and board. Visit the website at www.inspirationhills.org/summer-service for more information. We are also looking for a few more chaplains! If you or anyone you know has a heart for teaching children, please send them to our website at www.inspirationhills.org/summer-volunteer. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

INSPIRATION HILLS: Register for Camp Sunday on May 30th! Meet our Summer Camp Staff, enjoy some NEW camp activities & explore where the campers will spend their time this summer! Tours are available 2-5p. Take along your swimsuit & towel to enjoy the Slip-N-Slide! Bring the WHOLE family for this FREE event! For more information or how to register, visit https://inspirationhillsorg/camp-sunday.htm1.

CFE ANNUAL GOLF EVENT is scheduled for May 24 with shotgun start at 12:30p, 4-person scramble, at The Ridge Golf Club. Price per golfer is $100 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, box lunch, supper and drawing for door prizes. Register individually or as a team. Call 722-3527.

CFE KEEPING IT “REEL” FAMILY FISHING OUTING is scheduled for June 18 from 4:00-7:00p at Big Sioux Recreation Area in Hawarden. Join us for an evening of fun on the water. Canoes will be available or bring your own small boat or just fish from shore! Bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait. Drawing for prizes and a raffle! Cookout at conclusion including marshmallows. Bounce house for little fishers. RSVP by calling 712-722-3527 or email info@cfeministries.org.