January 18, 2015 MORNING WORSHIP (9:30) Prelude Call to Worship Hymns of Praise - #4 *#17 “Glorify Thy Name” “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” *Invocation *Christian Greeting Ministry in Music - Dan Fedders Congregational Prayer Offertory Hymn - #531 “Because I Have Been Given Much” (Offering for General Fund) (Please pass the Guest Registers during this time) Children’s Message - Kay Koedam *Hymn - #298 “Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart” Scripture: Matthew 22:37-39 (page 1536 or 1539) Message: “Why RISE?” Hymn - #533 “Make Me a Blessing” (Offering for Huntingtons) *Benediction *Closing Refrain - #269 “He Is Lord” Postlude A warm welcome to Rob Roozeboom, Founder and President of Rise Ministries, Inc., as he leads our morning worship service. EVENING WORSHIP (7:00) Prelude Song Service *Hymn of Praise *Invocation *Christian Greeting Ministry in Music - Dan Fedders Congregational Prayer *Hymn - #689 “How Firm a Foundation” Scripture: Psalm 78:1-8 (page 914) Message: “Telling the Story” *Closing Hymn - #696 (vs. 1-4) “I Love to Tell the Story” *Benediction *Parting Hymn - #785 (vs. 1, no chorus) “God Be With You” Postlude (* Please stand if you are able) Welcome to worship, education and Christian fellowship on a glorious winter day! Greet those worshiping near you. Please join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the morning worship services. Friendship Register: During the first offering this morning, please sign and pass the “Friendship” Register down the row. Once it reaches the end and members and guests have signed, please pass it back to the center. A warm welcome to Rev. Bob Pollema from Sioux Center, as he leads our worship service this evening. Special thanks to Dan Fedders for his ministry in music this morning; and his ministry in music this evening. TODAY 10:50 a.m.—Sunday School. 6:00 p.m.—Jr. RCYF. We will join the Sr. RCYF to view the movie “Heaven is For Real.” NOTE TIME!! 6:00 p.m.—Sr. RCYF. Devotions-Sarah; Prayer-Colten. 8:30 p.m.—Homebuilders. Hosts: Valentines. Nursery Attendants: Clarice V. M., Pat S., Kaleb K., Bryce R., Katie V. M. (am); Julie B., Jacob S., Tara H. (pm). Greeters: Jake Anderson, Chad Wynia (am); Dennis De Jong (pm). Ushers: Adam (M); Keaton (NE); Nate (SW). Door Attendant: Ken. Audio: Gary (am & pm). Video: Laura (am); Dan (pm). Refreshments: Mike Haverhals, Jerry Noteboom. After Service Greeters: Pastor & Milt (M); Loren (NE); Mark (SW). THIS WEEK Monday, January 19 7:00 p.m.—GEMS. 7:00 p.m.—Cadets. Wednesday, January 21 7:15 p.m.—Catechism for grades 1-12. Thursday, January 22 7:00 p.m.—Couples For Christ at Tony & Abby Madsen’s home. Glenn Vander Lugt. Audio: Terry Vande Vegte (am & pm). Video: Dan Fedders (am); Brian Renes (pm). Refreshments: Jerry Renes, Hans Smolders. Cookies: Florence Sandbulte, Cheryl Lange, Sandi Vonk, Nora Bohl, Trish Sandbulte. Special Music: Shawn Sandbulte (am); Steve Sandbulte (pm). Special Offering: Missionary Support. Offering for the Cadets in the evening. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Uphold in Prayer Betty Sandbulte returned home on Tuesday. Warren Post completed a series of chemo treatments this past week. Nellie Vander Vliet is finished receiving infusion treatments for cancer. Joni Byker as she prepares to return to Liberia. Carter Van Meeteren and Paisley Davelaar Search Committee Trevor Pritchard and Dan Burrington in the military Nick Haverhals, Ashley Haverhals Praying for our local congregations: This week please be in prayer for God’s blessing for the New Life Reformed Congregation and the ministry of Pastors Ray Tilstra and Dan Kruse. Please help us to help you: When you have an illness, accident, upcoming surgery, birth or death in the family, or other needs, please notify one of the elders or the church office. Saturday, January 24 7:00 p.m.—Heartbound at Jeff & Rhonda Haverhals’ home. We extend our sympathy to Loren and Barb Punt, Megan Punt and Brady and Taylor Punt and family on the death of their father and grandfather, Don Punt. May God grant them comfort and peace. NEXT SUNDAY, January 25 Cadet Sunday. Pastor Dave Smit will lead our morning worship service and Pastor Bob Pollema will lead our evening service. Nursery Attendants: Carmen Maassen, Kim Niemeyer, Kayla Franken, Sydney Gesink, Solomon Tea (am); Abby Madsen, Trevor Segar, Ana Sandbulte (pm). Greeters: Cadets (am); Lloyd De Jong (pm). Ushers: Monty Prins (M); Beau Van Voorst (NE); Verlyn Van Regenmorter (SW). Door Attendant: Happy Birthday to Les Te Grotenhuis as he celebrates his 83nd birthday today, January 18. “Thank you friends of Carmel for all the cards, food and especially the prayers for Jim during and after his surgery, and also for Derek, while he was hospitalized and recovering at home from the influenza.” Jim Vande Zandschulp family Articles for the HIGHLIGHTS are due next Sunday, Jan. 25. A new offering schedule is in your mailbox. You will also find an information sheet explaining our mission commitments. Please read this information and remember to uphold these ministries in your prayers and with your offerings. Needed: About 30 more pies for the Soup Supper. Please sign up by the mailboxes. All ladies are invited to Christian Women’s Brunch on Wednesday, January 21 at 9:15 a.m. at the Whispering Heights Community Senior Center. Brunch is $4.00. Inspirational message given by Pam Wilson. The Wamalas will favor us with their music. Sue Noteboom will share Diabetes Education. An offering will be received for Stonecroft Ministries. Please call Winifred at 470-5549 or Bertha at 476-2583 if you would like to come. Dordt College’s Day of Encouragement is a day to inspire, encourage, and equip God’s people for ministry. Day of Encouragement is Saturday, February 7, 2015, and this year’s keynote speaker, Chuck De Groat, will present two sessions: Pulled in a Hundred Different Directions: Diagnosing Our Weary Souls and The Antidote to Exhaustion: Discovering Wholeness and Holiness. Visit www.dordt.edu/doe for a full list of presenters, topics, schedule, and to register. Early bird registration is January 19. Brochures can also be found on the literature rack in the narthex. SOUP SUPPER — Wednesday, January 28 Serving Soups, sandwiches and pies from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Freewill donation for Jr. RCYF Invite your friends!! Needed: Donations of about 30 more pies. Please sign up by the mailboxes! Financial Peace University Class will be starting January 25 at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Classes are 4:00 5:30 p.m. in Room 200. Contact the Center for Financial Education to sign up at 722-3527. Cost is $100. Sunday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. Piano and Organ Concert by Glenn Henriksen of Armstrong, IA, at St Paul Lutheran Church, Hull, IA. Mr. Henriksen is an accomplished musician who gives concerts in Spirit Lake, IA, in the summer and concerts in Arizona in the winter. He also occasionally plays at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Henriksen to the Hull area. Included in the concert will be a hymn sing with hymns of your choice. Refreshments will follow. JUSTICE FOR ALL is planning another bus tour! This spring we are planning a trip to Mississippi. Dates are April 8-15. You will have the opportunity to see firsthand and meet those who are on the front lines of Christian community development at our partner ministries in Mississippi! But we wish to take this tour one step further; we will look carefully at the history of a state whose racial divide rivaled none in the country. We will visit incredible museums, an old plantation, national parks, and other places that will help us understand the ‘story’. Please call Vern or Pat at JFA, 712-476-2804, for more information or to sign up for the tour. We will need commitments by the end of February. It is not too early to start planning your summer vacation with a purpose! Come join our Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC) August 2-7! RFKC is focused on showing children in foster care, who have been traumatized, abused, neglected or abandoned, Christ's love. RFKC is a proven and effective way to give hope, healing, and love to children who need it the most! Last year we had 52 amazing staff members! This year we are looking for more people to join our Royal Family to fulfill God's calling to take care of the orphans among us. If you would like to apply to be a part of our Royal Family please visit www.tinyurl.com/rfkc2015app to download an application! We request that your application is turned in by February 9th.
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