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November 27, 2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M. – November 27, 2022

       Trevor Mouw…. Guest Pastor   First Sunday in Advent  

Preparation for worship: “Come, O come, Thou Dear Redeemer, born to set thy people free, let us find our rest in Thee”.

WE PREPARE OUR HEARTS FOR THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH

Prelude

*Call to Worship

*Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn: #328:1-4 “O Come, O Come Immanuel”

*God’s Greeting & Mutual Greeting (children may come up front for a children’s message)

Lighting of the Advent Candles:

 -Children’s Message: Ashten Winterfeld, Dason Vant Hul, Chandler Pollema

 -Advent Reading & Lighting of Candle: Keagan Winterfeld, Cooper Emerick

  -Advent Hymn: #329:1-4 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

GOD’S PLAN OF RECONCILIATION THROUGH OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST

God’s Will for our Lives

Prayer of Confession

Song of Assurance: #460:1-4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Congregational Prayer

Offering: 1. Christian Ed Fund; 2. African Widows & Orphans

Offertory

GOD’S WORD, GOD INCARNATE

*Song of Preparation: #453: 1,2 “Let All Things Now Living”

Prayer of Illumination

God’s Word Read: Hebrews 10:1-18

God’s Word Proclaimed: “One Sacrifice”

Prayer of Application

WE GO OUT IN HOPEFUL EXPECTATION

*Song of Response: #502:1-4 “The Church’s One Foundation”

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: #473:1,3 “To God Be the Glory”  

*Postlude

      

*indicates congregation stand 

organist: Connie Te Krony

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE:

GREETERS TODAY: Randy & Lynette Feenstra, Elder Dave & Kay Kroese

GREETERS NEXT SUNDAY: LuAnn, Josh & Matt De Wild, Deacon Devin & Kate Bonestroo

NURSERY TODAY: AM Bethany Bosma, Janice Driesen, Tysen Bosma, Cooper Emerick, Braden Baccam; PM Rick Leusink Family   

NEXT SUNDAY: AM Kenzie Hoekstra, Kaleigh Van Middendorp, Ben Kats, Haley Struik, Makenna Fedders; PM Jake Ney Family

USHERS FOR DEC.: Seth Oostenink, Brent De Jager, Dan De Wit, Dan Poppema

VALET PARKING FOR DEC.:  Dec. 4: Alex Westra, Ryan Kroese; Dec. 11: Dan Bonestroo, Zach Mouw; Dec. 18: Justin Pollema, Zach Vant Hul; Dec. 25: Ashten Winterfeld, Chandler Pollema

SECURITY COMMITTEE: Nov. 27: Dave Vant Hul; Dec. 4: Waylon Pollema; Dec. 11: Dan Poppema; Dec. 18: John Emerick; Dec. 25: Kyle LeLoux

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. Christian Ed. Fund: 2. African Widows & Orphans

NEXT SUNDAY: 1. Mission Fund; 2. Alpha Center

POWER POINT TODAY: Kirk                                             NEXT SUNDAY: Kirk/Emericks                          

SOUND SYSTEM TODAY: Kyle Te Slaa                          NEXT SUNDAY: Ben

COFFEE SERVERS TODAY:  Stephen & Emily             NEXT SUNDAY: Heath & Kayla Stoker

CORRESPONDENCE: Chris Hulstein to Steve & Tara Dekkers; Gerald Jansen to Michael & Megan Ribbens; Terry Jansma to Lauren & Connie  Runia; Brad Kats to Gary & Ellie Sikma; Henry Kats to Raul & Adrianna Herrera (for those wishing to send an. Email, addresses are in the church directory, page 1, under “Missionaries Supported”. Envelopes are in the rack by the mailboxes.)

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

TODAY

   9:30 AM             Worship Service

 10:45 AM             Coffee Fellowship in the basement

   6:00 PM             Evening Worship Service 

WEDNESDAY

   10:00 AM          Coffee Break at Hope CRC

     5:30 PM           Union Gospel Mission – meet in the lower parking lot to car pool (see announcement in insert)

FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

November 27, 2022

WELCOME TO FIRST HULL A new church year, a new season, a new focus. Thank you, Creator God, for the coming weeks to prepare our hearts anew for the arrival of your Son. A nursery and quiet room are available in the basement. TVs 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 MORNING we welcome Trevor Mouw from Sioux Center as he leads our worship services. Next Sunday morning Rev. Duane Tinklenberg will lead our service and Rev. Steve Boersma will lead our evening worship service.

UNION GOSPEL MISSION: Our church is responsible for the service at the Sioux Falls Gospel Mission on Wednesday, November 30. Care Group #8 is encouraged to attend. We will meet in the lower parking lot at 5:30p to car pool. They would like us at the Gospel Mission by 6:45p.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: If you would like your child to play an instrument for the prelude for the Christmas Program on Dec. 11, please contact Brittany Veldman at 712-441-3584. Thank you!

UPCOMING DATES:

Dec. 11: 3:00p Sunday School Christmas Program

Dec. 18: Lord’s Supper

Dec. 18: Sunday School/Catechism Classes will meet

Dec. 25: AM & PM: Christmas Day Services

Jan. 01: AM: Old Years’ Service; PM: New Years’ Service

Jan. 01: Sunday School classes will not meet

UKRAINIAN HOUSE: There are only a few more places that need cleaning in the house. We are locking the house, so contact Val Van Schepen or Arlene Van Schepen with a time it works for you to help. We gratefully THANK all those who have worked so hard already!!! We also want to supply the family with freezer meals. Watch for announcements!

NEW ADDRESS: Pastor Loren & Norma’s new address is: 4068 Chessa Lane, Clovis, California 93619.

THANK YOU very much for the farewell dinner and program last Sunday. We so appreciate the work of those who planned it, those who helped on that day, those who participated in the program, and the generous gift. Thanks also for the cards, all the words of affirmation and appreciation and your presence at the dinner. We leave with so many good memories of our time at First CRC. We are thankful to have been a part of your lives. Please pray for safety as we travel to California this week and as we transition to a new home. Pray also that our possessions arrive safely. God bless you. With love, Pastor Loren and Norma

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Pastor Kotman and Pastor Ouwinga for their prayers, calls and visits before and after surgery. Also, for prayers, cards and food from our church family. Pathology report showed that cancer was contained in the prostate. Thanks to God for his healing mercies. -Jay & Marcy Stellinga

COMMUNITY BULLETIN

FIRST CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We extend our Christian sympathy to Don & Mary Krommendyk, Lou Krommendyk, and Larry & Glenda Oolman in the passing of Loren Van Otterloo on Wednesday morning. May God comfort them in their sorrow.

Harlyn Bolkema will have knee replacement surgery on Monday, Nov. 28, in Sioux Center. Pray that the surgery goes well and for a good recovery.

Give thanks that the lumpectomy surgery went well for Sharon Soodsma. A plan is being put in place for radiation treatments. Pray for healing.

Continue to remember Gaylene Bouma as she recovers. Pray for strength and healing.

The procedure scheduled for Maddox Kooima on November 14 has been postponed to December 14. Pray that Carver and Maddox would stay healthy.

Pray for Russ Vander Schaaf as he continues with cancer treatments. Pray for strength, energy, healing and relief from pain.  

Rick Van Hill continues with cancer treatment. Pray for minimal side effects and for a better appetite.

Rog De Groot continues with his cancer treatments. Pray for God’s healing mercies.

Give thanks that Lavonne den Hoed is recovering well from the knee replacement surgery. Pray that physical therapy continues to go well and for healing.

Pray for our shut ins: Aspen Heights: Joyce De Vries, Wilma Grevengoed, Theresa De Wit, Lou Krommendyk, Liz Schmith, Joyce Vande Griend and Goldie Veldman; Sheldon Care Center: Julianne Kats, Belle Draayer; Christian Retirement Home: Johanna Van Surksum; Royale Meadows: Darlene Kroese; Whispering Heights: Pete Soodsma; River View Ridge: Howard & Marilyn Grevengoed; Courage Homes in Sioux City: Ardelle Westra.

HOPE CRC FAMILY PRAISE AND PRAYER CONCERNS:

We pray for the Van Otterloo family, and express our Christian Sympathies as Loren Van Otterloo went to be with the Lord this week. We pray that God would surround the entire family with His comfort and a peace that passes all understanding.

Donna Obbink, Diana Dykstra’s mother, is still recovering from multiple strokes. There are some resulting physical and motor skills challenges. We ask that you be in prayer for Donna and her family. We are grateful that she is back at her residence at Royal Meadows.

Rachel Crawford, Carla Hulstein’s sister from Des Moines, is in the hospital on a feeding tube. She has experienced some dramatic weight loss, can’t keep anything down, and was found passed out in her home. The doctors are searching for answers for what is causing these health concerns. We pray for her, for her husband, her sons, and the rest of her family.

Jerry Van Roekel is still recovering at home. We praise God that he was able to return home and that he is making progress in his recovery.

We continue to pray for Jackie Covey and her family as she continues with chemo.

Remember Verla Elgersma (Beth Mark’s mother) as she deals with colon cancer. Please pray for comfort and that her pain may be controlled, and for the family for God’s comfort and peace in this time.

Pray for those who are struggling with an addiction, emotional hurt, depression, and mental illness.

Pray for our families, our marriages, that God would strengthen them, guide them, and be honored in them.

Pray for those who cannot join us in worship, that they would be comforted and feel close to the congregation.

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

   NICSTO UPDATE: This year our goal is to collect $143,594. We are only $13,000 short of that goal. If  you or someone you know would like to help out HSC AND receive a 65% direct tax credit for their contribution, please have them contact school as soon as possible.

   HCS will be receiving at least one Ukrainian student in the next few weeks. We would like to hire a paraprofessional to support the student while bridging the potential language barrier, as well as other needs that may arise. This will begin as a full-time position, but may change as the needs change.

   Please consider attending the Western Christian Foundation Luncheon on Wednesday, December 7. This will begin at 12:30p in the Western Christian Event Center. Please RSVP by contacting Brad Vis at 605-359-5704 or brad.vis@westernchristianhs.com.

  

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT will present a small ensembles recital at 7:30p on Friday, December 2, in the B.J.  Haan Auditorium. The recital will feature Dordt University’s Saxophone Ensemble and Clarinet Choir. On Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30p the Dordt University Chorale, Canons of Dordt, Bella Voce, and Concert Choir will present a program of sounds of the season from around the world. Please join us for a delightful evening of music as we celebrate the coming Messiah! The concert will also be available on livestream https://www.dordt.edu/livestream. Join the Dordt Instrumental Ensembles on Sat., Dec. 10 at 7:30p.  We invite all attendees to join us in a Christmas Sing-along to close our concert and to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas season! The concert will also be available on livestream.

LOVE INC is seeking a part-time (20 hours) Call Center Coordinator. This position requires strong inter-personal skills, discernment, personal boundaries, and attention to detail. Responsibilities include answering phones, coordinating screening of requests, discerning the nature and legitimacy of each need, and connecting people with local churches, volunteers, and resources. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Bilingual people are encouraged to apply. Send your resume to: Love INC Sioux County, PO Box 85, Rock Valley, IA 51247.

THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT & SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS need more volunteers in the Hull area. If you are 55 years and older, we need you to help others in your community. Foster Grandparents help children who need assistance in schools, daycares, or Head Start Centers. Senior Companions visit adults that need assistance and companionship. Please call the FGP/SCP office at 712-476-2628 for more information.

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY outreach staff is accepting applications by appointment only for our Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program until April 30. Call Sioux County (712) 722-3611 for an appointment or for more information.