This Week at Calvin 3/13/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7th St SE. We invite all to come and observe Lent with us. On each
of the Lenten Sundays, we snuff out one purple candle of the Lenten Triad culminating with the white
Christ candle on Good Friday coinciding with the singing of a verse from “Throughout these Lenten Days
and Nights.”
Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:00 AM. The Adult Class led by Troy Hughes is using the
DVD by Ray Vander Laan as he travels through the Holy Land giving insight to the meaning of Biblical
terms. Sharon Zomermaand lovingly teaches a beautiful lesson each week to our children. Pastor Brian
goes through the Heidelburg Catechism with the young people. Thank you all for your time and effort in
preparing these wonderful lessons.
Worship begins at 10:00. A prelude by Miriam Hector leads us all into a spirit of worship. Pastor Brian
Hofman’s text is from John 18: 12b – 27.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Tessa Hofman.
Special Offering for March is designated for Hope Haven.
A Good Friday service and a celebrative Easter breakfast and worship service, where the Christ candle is
relit, are being planned.
This Wednesday we lead the worship services at Pride Home, Brentwood, and Park Place Estates.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767
As the song goes: “I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together! All who follow
Jesus, all around the world, yes, we’re the church together.” Join us

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This Week at Calvin 3/6/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7th St SE. We invite all to come and observe Lent with us. This year
we are using the Lenten Triad to visualize the marking of time. There are 6 purple candles, with a white
Christ Candle in the middle. A black cloth covers the base symbolizing the ashes of death and our dying
to self throughout the Lenten period. It culminates in the death of Christ on Good Friday.
On each of the Lenten Sundays, we snuff out one purple candle culminating with the white Christ
candle on Good Friday coinciding with the singing of a verse from “Throughout these Lenten Days and
Nights.”
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. The All For Him Praise Team will lead the singing of “Forever
Reign,” “Sweet Mercies’, “Your Grace is Enough”, “Oh to See the Dawn”, and “What Wondrous Love.”
Pastor Brian Hofman’s text is from John 18: 12b –27 where Peter denies Jesus three times.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Tessa Hofman.
Special Offering for March is designated for Hope Haven.
A Good Friday service and a celebrative Easter service, where the Christ candle is relit, are being
planned.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us. You’ve heard it said, “A Christcentered church is not a showcase for saints but a hospital for sinners.” From Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

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This Week at Calvin 2/28/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. We invite all to come and observe Lent with us. This year
we are using the Lenten Triad to visualize the marking of time. There are 6 purple candles, with a white
Christ Candle in the middle. A black cloth covers the base symbolizing the ashes of death and our dying
to self throughout the Lenten period. It culminates in the death of Christ on Good Friday.
The purple-colored candles are also used to signify repentance. The center candle is white, the color of
purity, and represents Christ.
On each of the Lenten Sundays, we snuff out one purple candle culminating with the white Christ
candle on Good Friday.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. Prelude by Miriam Hector on the grand piano will be an
arrangement of “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?”. Pastor Brian Hofman’s text is from John 18: 1 – 12a
where Judas betrays Jesus and Jesus is arrested by the Jewish officials. All will join in singing of:
“Throughout this Lenten Days and Nights, “Here I Am to Worship”, “Lord, Have Mercy”, “I Stand Amazed
in the Presence”, and “Man of Sorrows”.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Kaitlyn Visscher.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us. You’ve heard it said, “A Christ-
centered church is not a showcase for saints but a hospital for sinners.” From Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

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This Week at Calvin 2/21/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7th St SE. We invite all to come and observe Lent with us. This year
we are using the Lenten Triad to visualize the marking of time. There are 6 purple candles, with a white
Christ Candle in the middle. A black cloth covers the base symbolizing the ashes of death and our dying
to self throughout the Lenten period. It culminates in the death of Christ on Good Friday.
The purple-colored candles are also used to signify repentance. The center candle is white, the color of
purity, and represents Christ.
All candles are lit the first Sunday of Lent. On each of the Sundays, we snuff out one purple candle.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. Pastor Brian Hofman’s text is from John 11: 1 – 57 where Jesus
raises Lazarus from the dead. The All For Him praise team leads the singing of: “Jesus Messiah”, “His
Mercy is More”, “Living Hope”, “Is He Worthy?”, “I Will Rise”, and “We Will Dance.”
The Special Offering for February is for the Gospel Mission in Sioux City.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship.
Wednesday evening the Women’s Bible Study has just started a new study on Jacob. They are studying
the book God Never Gives Up on You by Max Lucado. They meet at 6:30 pm.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us.

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This Week at Calvin 2/14/24

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. This week our members Pete and Mary Attema joined
Hope Haven in La Pax, Mexico building and distributing pediatric wheelchairs to disabled children.
Blessings on them and their team as they serve and reach out to our neighbors for Christ. Many other
members give rides, make food, give calls, ministering to each other and our neighbors through caring
relationships.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. Pastor Brian Hofman returns to the pulpit this week with another
sign of Jesus from the book of John 9: 1-41, where Jesus heals a man born blind.
This week we celebrate communion.
The Special Offering for February is for the Gospel Mission in Sioux City. The Gospel Mission is a
nonprofit, non-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless in Siouxland. Don’t
forget to donate to The Table, too. The Table is a community food supply outlet for the area. They
need shampoo & conditioner, dish soap, laundry soap, canned fruit, cereal & hot cereal, soup, ketchup
& mustard. Items are collected in the blue barrel in the narthex.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship.
Wednesday evening the Women’s Bible Study has just started a new study on Jacob. They are studying
the book God Never Gives Up on You by Max Lucado. They meet at 6:30 pm.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us.

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This Week at Calvin 2/7/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”!
Our church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. However, our members can be seen around the
community giving rides, leading worship at nursing homes, having coffee together, studying the Bible
together, having soup suppers, involving children in the community in VBS, ministering to each other
and our neighbors through caring relationships, and giving cheerfully of our God-given resources to the
many charities each month.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. Mr. Dan Tracy will lead us in worship. The All For Him praise team
will lead the songs of praise. They are “God Is Great”, “Let the Praises Ring”, and “God You Reign,”
“Flawless”, “Good Good Father”, and “The Blessing”.
The Special Offering for February is for the Gospel Mission in Sioux City. Don’t forget to donate to The
Table, too. Items are collected in the blue barrel in the narthex.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Dan for an introduction to the morning’s text. They will
then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Kaitlyn Visscher.
This coming week the Afternoon Women’s Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Lyn
Bulthuis will lead the last study on Heaven by Randy Alcorn. If you are interested, there are books in the
secretary’s office.
Wednesday evening the Women’s Bible Study has just started a new study on Jacob. They are studying
the book God Never Gives Up on You by Max Lucado. They meet at 6:30 pm.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us.

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This Week at Calvin 1/31/2024

News from Calvin Christian Reformed Church! Our church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. However,
our members can be seen around the community giving rides, leading worship at nursing homes, having
coffee together, studying the Bible together, having soup suppers, involving children in the community
in VBS, ministering to each other and our neighbors through caring relationships, and giving cheerfully of
our God-given resources to the many charities each month.
Through the leadership of our Pastor Brian Hofman and worship team, we praise God through creative
and joyful worship, sound Biblical preaching, an inspiring music ministry, and continual prayer.
This month Pastor Brian Hofman will preach through the seven signs (miracles) in the book of John.
This Sunday his text is John 6: 16 – 21 when Jesus walks on water.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday. The songs of praise will be “Great is the Lord”, “Ten Thousand
Reasons”, and “I Am Thine, O Lord,” “Jesus Shall Reign”, and “Soon and Very Soon”.
The February is for the Gospel Mission in Sioux City. Don’t forget to donate to The Table. Items are
collected in the blue barrel in the narthex.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor for an introduction to the morning’s text. They
will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Kaitlyn Visscher.
This coming week the Afternoon Women’s Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Lyn
Bulthuis will lead the last study on Angels. You are welcomed to join us.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us.

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This Week at Calvin 1/24/2024

Happy Epiphany from Calvin Christian Reformed Church!
This month Pastor Brian Hofman will preach through the seven signs (miracles) in the book of John.
This Sunday his text is John 6:1-15 when Jesus feeds the five thousand.
Sunday School classes resume at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday at 326 7 th St SE. The songs of praise will be “Be Still, fpr the
Presence”, “Everlasting God”, and “Who You Say I Am, ” “All Who Hunger Gather Gladly,”, and “We
Receive You Blessing”. The music will be led by the All For Him Praise Team. They are Mary Fedders, Lyn
Bulthuis, Patrick Visscher, Bob Hughes, Ron De Kok, Jim Viet, Miriam, and Dave Hector.
After the offertory, children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor for an introduction to the
morning’s text. They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Kaitlyn Visscher.
Following the morning service, a Special Gathering will be held. We’ll have a chance to talk about a few
questions and comments celebrating Calvin’s 70 th Years of existence. Pastor is baking chocolate chip
cookies to serve with coffee.
Calvin will be leading services on Wednesday, January 31 at Prime Living (9:30), Accura Heath (10:00).
We welcome all residents to join us for singing favorite hymns, hearing The Word led by Pastor Brian
Hofman, join in prayer together, and receive God’s blessing.
We welcome the Lifewise Academy back this week to meet on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in our
facilities.
The Chuukese worship at 2:00 PM on Sundays.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us. Begin this year with Him.

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This Week at Calvin 1/17/2024

Happy New Year from Calvin CRC!
This month Pastor Brian Hofman will preach through the seven signs (miracles) in the book of John.
This Sunday his text is John 5: 1 – 18 when Jesus heals the man at the pool
Sunday School classes resume at 9:00 AM.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday at 326 7 th St SE. Communion will be celerated. The songs of praise
will be “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”, “Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”, and “What Feast of Love,”
“Alleluia”, “Table of Plenty”, and “Shine, Jesus, Shine”.
The January Special Offering is for the Le Mars Backpack program. The Backpack food program provides
nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on
weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can’t depend on school meals. Don’t forget to
donate to The Table.
After the offertory, children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor for an introduction to the
morning’s text. They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Tessa Hofman.
Following the morning service, a Congregational Meeting will be held to approve the 2024 Budget.
This coming week the Afternoon Women’s Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Lyn
Bulthuis will lead a new study of Randy Acorn’s book Heaven. You are welcomed to join us.
Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM, they begin a new study about Jacob. They will be studying the book
“God Never Gives Up on You” by Max Lucado.
On the 24 th Calvin leads worship at the Pride Home (9:30), Brentwood (10), and Park Place Estates
(10:30).
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us. Begin this year with Him.

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This Week at Calvin 1/2/2024

Happy New Year from Calvin CRC! We begin this year with Epiphany when God incarnate as Jesus Christ
revealed his divinity to the Magi who visited young Jesus.
We welcome Pastor Brian Hofman back from vacation. This month he will preach through the seven
signs (miracles) in the book of John. This Sunday his text is John 2:1-12 when he turns water into wine.
Sunday School classes resume at 9:00 AM. The classes will be able to spend $1,500.00 for the children
of World Renew Christmas.
Worship begins at 10 AM on Sunday at 326 7 th St SE. The prelude will be “Twinkle, Twinkle”, “Do You
See What I See?”, and “Star of the East.” Hymns of praise will include: “Beautiful Savior”, “As with
Gladness Men of Old”, “We Three Kings”, “Our God”, and “Arise, Shine for Your Light is Come.”
The January Special Offering is for the Le Mars Backpack program. The Backpack food program provides
nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on
weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can’t depend on school meals.
After the offertory, children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor for an introduction to the
morning’s text. They will then be dismissed to Children’s Worship led by Kaitlyn Visscher.
This coming week the Evening Women’s Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Laura Grigsby
leads this group in their study.
We welcome Lifewise back this week to meet on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in our facilities.
The Chuukese worship at 2:00 PM on Sundays.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.
All are welcomed to worship, study, pray, and fellowship with us. Begin this year with Him.

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