Lord’s Day Celebration – April 3, 2011 and under the earth. Help us to surrender to that name today. For we are yours
Fourth Sunday in Lent alone.
Hymn: # 596 “I Surrender All” vs. 3
“Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. Prayer in Unison: Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of life, we surrender to you. Please
So they led him by the hand into Damascus.” Acts 9:8 come now and hover above and around us, creating in us clean hearts. Renew our
spirits, so that we may hunger and thirst after righteousness and not the things of
Prelude this world. Tomorrow will come, and we will face temptations from the world, the
Announcements flesh, and the devil. Help us not to fear, but to remember that you are within us to
Call to Worship: Sonshine Choir give us power to take captive very thought to the obedience of Christ. Fill us, we
*Hymn: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” pray, with your holy presence and mighty power so that we may walk as children
*Opening Prayer, Lord’s Prayer and Greeting of light. For we are yours alone. Amen.
*A Time to Greet One Another * Hymn: # 596 “I Surrender All” vs. 4
Ministry of Music: Sonshine Choir *Sending and Benediction
Children’s Message: Dwayne Van Leeuwen *Closing: # 583 “You Are My All in All”
Prayers of Intercession Postlude
Offering, Offertory Hymn: # 348 “My Savior’s Love” vv. 1, 3, 4
*Dedication of Gifts: # 349 “O How He Loves You and Me”
*Offertory Prayer 7:00 P.M. Worship Service
Scripture: Acts 9:1-19 page 1706 Prelude
Prayer for Illumination Call to Worship
Message: The Peace of Surrender Hymns: “The Light of the World is Jesus” vv. 1-3
Prayer of Surrender * # 3 “Holy, Holy, Holy!” vv. 1, 2, 4
Hymn: # 596 “I Surrender All” vs. 1 *Opening Prayer
Prayer in Unison: Heavenly Father, Lord of all creation, we surrender to you. You *Response of Praise: # 193 “God is So Good” vv. 1, 3, 4
are the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Moses and David, and you Scripture: 1 John 1:5-10 page 1898
are our God. We are proud to call you Father, and your Word tells us that you Prayer for Illumination
delight to call us your sons and daughters—your adopted children who are your Message: God is Light!
very own special treasure. But even as your children, we run and hide from you, Prayer for Blessing on the Word and Prayers of Intercession
and it is your grace that calls us to return and surrender to you. Your Word also *Hymn: # 680 “All the Way my Savior Leads Me”
says that when we return, you lead heaven in celebration—like a shepherd who *Benediction
has found a lost sheep, or a woman who has found a lost coin, or a father who has *Closing: # 100 “Thou Art Worthy”
found a wayward child. Teach us to walk by faith each day searching for your Postlude
presence, glory and direction. For we are yours alone.
Hymn: # 596 “I Surrender All” vs. 2 *Congregation Please Stand
Prayer in Unison: Jesus Christ, Lord of All, we surrender to you. Your Word says All songs and hymns reproduced by permission, CCLI License # 1348624
that there is only one name under heaven by which we are saved, and that name is
yours, Jesus, and we surrender to it. We turn to you because we have no where
else to go—you alone have the words of eternal life. Please start our faith anew We welcome everyone to worship today. Let us all love one another, just as Christ
and continue it until it is complete. We look forward to the day when all creation unconditionally loves us.
will bow at your name—the name that is above all things in heaven and on earth,
PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP 50th Wedding Anniversary. (See announcement below.)
NEXT SUNDAY: Fifth Sunday in Lent. The Building Fund offering will be received.
O GOD, by your power may we comprehend how wide and long and high and deep is
the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE AND GROWTH
with your fullness. Amen.
NURSERY: Today – A.M. Londa Boogerd, Crystal Ten Haken, Katlyn Harman, Alyska
OPPORTUNITIES TODAY Klarenbeek. S.S. Hendrene Zoet. Apr. 10 – Becky Elgersma, Lisa Jansma, Zach Koele,
Dalton Moser. S.S. Sheila Kleinwolterink.
GREETERS: Today – Arlan and Glenda Bonestroo, Pastor Verlyn and Sue Boone, Arvin and MAKE COFFEE: Today – Barb Bynes Next Week – Brenda Westra
Lauri Boote, Mike and Barb Van Es. Apr. 10 – Mike and Barb Van Es, Lyle and Jan
WE EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY to Brian and Kathy Kleinwolterink and family on the
Van Voorst, Arlan and Glenda Bonestroo, Elsie Koele and Lavonne De Groot.
passing away of Kathy’s mother, Erma Roenfeld of Winnebago, Minnesota. The funeral
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP: Leader: Lena Vollink. Story: The Last Passover. Greeter: service was held Thursday, March 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
Rhonda Bonestroo. Rainbows are dismissed after the Children’s Message to attend Children
WE EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY to Lester and Harriet Van Veldhuizen and family on the
In Worship in the Choir Room. Rainbows: TK or Kindergarten aged children. Next Week:
passing away of Harriet’s mother, Johanna Boon of Rock Valley. The funeral service was
Apr. 10 – Leader: Lauri Boote. Story: Jesus is Risen. Greeters: Jeanne Visser and Vicki
Friday, April 1, at the First Christian Reformed Church of Rock Valley.
HOSPITAL NOTES and PRAYER CONCERNS: Danita Vollink is hospitalized at the
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:50 A.M. The group that went to Haiti will be giving a presentation
Ames Hospital. George Vande Kamp is hospitalized at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
about their trip today during the Sunday School hour. First grade-Adult Sunday School
Agnes Bonestroo has returned home following surgery and hospitalization at the Sioux
classes will be dismissed to attend. Please sit with your class.
Center Hospital. Sondra Francis and Judy Van Schepen continue to undergo treatments.
BELLS: We will practice today at 6:00 P.M. We perform on April 10, please be at church at
THANK YOU to all who sent a card or greeted us with words of sympathy in the recent loss
of Gerald’s brother, Al, in California. Gerald and Bess Brunsting
IMPACT: Meeting tonight at 7:00 P.M. in the basement.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY DEGREE: On Monday, March 28, I met with the Evaluation
CONSISTORY GREETING: A.M. A-Dwayne Van Leeuwen, E-Ron Boote, Committee at Sioux Falls Seminary concerning approval of my dissertation/project. It was
C-Brian Kleinwolterink, W-Pastor Verlyn, B-Dennis Van Sloten. P.M. E-Joel Heitritter, approved with minor revisions to be made. The content was approved. I now need to prepare
C-Pastor Verlyn, B-Dwayne Van Leeuwen. the manuscript for printing and binding, which are the minor revisions to be made. I want to
thank you for the prayers and words of encouragement all through the Doctor of Ministry
OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK process. Graduation, where it is all made official, is Saturday, May 21. I want to say a
MONDAY: 7:00 P.M. Worship Team meeting. special thank you to Greta Grond who has been my editor and technical reader in the four
7:00 P.M. Education Team meeting. years of the program. She has made me a better writer and communicator, for that I am
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY: Pastor Verlyn will be attending a Leadership Retreat at Sioux grateful. Pastor Verlyn
City sponsored by the Synod of the Heartland. FAMILY NIGHT CONCLUDED: Thanks for joining us for the Ice Cream Social last
WEDNESDAY: 7:00 P.M. ROCK – Large Group. Allison Te Slaa is responsible for Wednesday and praise God for another great year of Family Night activities. Thank you to
devotions and Terissa Te Slaa and Ashley Hulstein are responsible for snacks/soda. Now all the volunteers who made Wednesday nights happen. You pour your hearts into our
that Family Night activities are done, our meetings will be at 7:00 P.M. in the basement of kids and we really appreciate it.
church. DO YOU HAVE four Sundays a year to tell two of God's stories? Then consider being a
8:00 P.M. Mission Team meeting. leader for Children In Worship. There would be no class to attend. Just watch and learn.
8:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study. If you are interested or just have some questions, talk to Tina Koerselman (439-2814)
THURSDAY: 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Prayer Shawl work night. or Kara Van Meeteren (439-1800). Come and see what CIW is all about!
FRIDAY: 7:45 A.M. Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets in the Fellowship Room. GET READY FOR “KICKIN’ IT OLD SCHOOl”! We’re getting ready for this summer’s
SATURDAY: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Open House for Gerrit and Marylin Van Der Zwaag’s Vacation Bible School and we welcome your help. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of
the church where you can volunteer to teach, help or donate. Also, we are again offering a You Know”, written and narrated by Nancy Van Dyke will be the program. An offering
class for those who are “too old” for VBS (entering 6th grade or above) yet “too young” to will be taken for the Bill and Sondra Francis family. For reservations, call Joyce Oostenink
help (under age 13). This class will perform different service and craft projects for the (439-2705) or Mary Jane Rozeboom (439-1603) or sign up in the narthex by Monday,
community. To participate in this class, be sure to sign up at the back of the church. For April 11. Admission of $4.00 will be taken at the door. Nursery provided.
questions, please contact Carrie De Jongh (439-1302) or Gwen Van Roekel (439-1078). THE 9th ANNUAL BRENT “JOE” MARRA SHOOT 4 A CURE game and pork burger
CHILDREN’S RESOURCES: The Education Team would like to make more learning supper will be held on Saturday, April 23, starting at 5:30 P.M. at the Boyden-Hull gym. The
material (books and DVDs) available for the children of our church. If you would like to event is being hosted by the Boyden and Hull Relay for Life Teams. A free will donation will
donate gently used books or DVDs for this project, you can place them in the box in the be taken and the funds will go for research to find a cure for a cancer which took Brent’s life
narthex by the elevator. Money donations can be placed in the Education Team’s mailbox. and affects many other friends and families. If you would like to donate a pan of bars or a
Our goal is to collect/purchase items for the next few months so that we can make them cold 12 pack of pop, please drop off at the Boyden-Hull school commons that afternoon
available to the children downstairs after church starting June 2011. The librarians will be between 4:00-5:00 P.M. Thank you!
overseeing the checkout of these books. WOMEN’S MINISTRIES is offering you an opportunity to honor or remember your
SCRAPBOOKING for April has been canceled. We will meet again in May. mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, or friend on Mother’s Day by purchasing carnations.
THE WOMEN’S SPRING GATHERING will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 P.M. at The carnations will be part of a large floral arrangement in front of church on Mother’s Day,
the First Reformed Church of Sheldon. IA. The theme of this year’s gathering is “To Make May 8. Carnations are $2.00 each and an order form is in your church mailbox today.
Disciples of All Nations” and will feature Pat Miersma as the speaker. Pat and her husband Proceeds are used to support missionaries Harry and Pat Miersma. The deadline to order is
Harry provide counseling and crisis intervention services for the RCA and Wycliffe Bible Tuesday, April 26.
Translator missionaries in over 100 countries. An offering will be received and following the
Gathering there will be a time of refreshments and fellowship. If a pastoral concern or need arises it is the responsibility of the family
COMMUNITY GARDEN: The Hull Community Garden will have plots available again this to contact the church office, an elder, or Pastor Verlyn.
summer. If you are interested in having a garden plot please attend the registration meeting
on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 P.M. at the American Reformed Church. The Community The Peace of Surrender
Garden is sponsored by the American and First Reformed Churches. Acts 9:1-19
PROJECT TRUTH 2: THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL: This event will take place on
Thursday, April 7, at the Boyden-Hull High School beginning at 6:30 P.M. Everyone is Surrender
invited to attend with a focus on 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents. The evening will DVD Clip: “The Stool”
consist of testimonials from Ric Kooistra and Don Wallenberg about the social aspect of
alcohol. Nancy Dorhout, RN will be speaking on the chemistry of alcohol. Saul in control. (9:1-2)
OPEN HOUSE: The children and grandchildren of Gerrit and Marylin Van Der Zwaag invite (See Philippians 3:4b-6)
you to their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration. The event is scheduled for Saturday,
April 9, with an Open House from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the First Reformed Church Saul surrendered. (9:3-9)
basement. A program by the family will be given at 2:30 P.M. Let your presence be your
Ananias in control. (9:10-13)
gift-no gifts please.
EASTER LILIES: Easter Sunday will soon be here. Would you like to share an Easter lily in Ananias surrendered. (9:14-19)
honor of or in memory of a loved one? An order form was in your mailbox last week or you
can pick one up from the bulletin rack. Fill it out, include your payment of $10.00 for each Peace is found in surrendering to Jesus Christ-not just once but in all of life.
lily ordered and place both in Lena Vollink’s mailbox. The final day to order is Sunday,
April 10. What is it that you need to surrender to Jesus Christ?
WOMEN’S LENTEN BRUNCH: All women are invited to attend the Community
Lenten Brunch held at the 1st CRC of Hull on Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 A.M. “Mary Did