April 14, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 14, 2019                                       Palm Sunday                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………… The Palms; All Glory, Laud, and Honor………………………………….

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Announcements…………………………………………………………………………………….

Call to Worship………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Opening Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing……………………………………… Hosanna, Loud Hosanna……………. Celebration #297:1-3

Sing……………………………………. All Glory, Laud and Honor………….. Celebration #300:1-3

Sing…………………………………….. Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)…………………………………………..

Children’s Message………….. “The Cross” – Matthew 21:1-11…………………. Brent Pierson

Congregational Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………… Pella Pine Rest

Offertory:  Sing…We Will Glorify – Celebration #105:1-4

GOD’S WORD

Sermon……………………………………. “Behold the Lamb”………………………………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing………………………………………….. Revelation Song……………………………………………………

*Blessing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………. Revelation Song (chorus)…………………………………………….

*Postlude…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Trumpeter:  Robert Rus; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for April 14, 2019

OFFERINGSApril 19 (Good Friday):  Gideons; April 21:  Resonate Global Mission; April 28:  Pella Christian High School

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Clarissa Van Zee, Lindsay Golliet, Nia Hoekstra; Good Friday:  Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven; April 21:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Kim Vander Molen, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Corey and Katie Magnussen; North and South Doors: Shane and Melissa Tukker; Good Friday:  East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; April 21:  East Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Jon Van Haaften; South Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen

FELLOWSHIP COFFEE: C = 3 dozen Cookies; J = 1 gal. Juice; S = Serve

Today:  Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; April 21:  Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Lisa Vos – C,J; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Calvin Van Haaften; April 21:  Ken Van Woerkom

TODAY: Welcome to Worship!  We welcome all who worship with us today!

Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.

We invite visitors and members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs after the morning worship service.

Church School classes will meet from 10:50-11:35 a.m.

At 6:00 p.m., at our combined worship here at Pella II, a group of singers and musicians from local churches will be putting on a Good Friday/Easter program entitled “At the Cross”.  The presentation will include dramatic readings and songs.  Levi Nieuwsma from Pella II is one of the singers in the program.  Join us for this meaningful way to begin Holy Week together.  Child care will be provided in the nursery this evening.

All are invited to a time of refreshments/fellowship downstairs following the program.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Church School classes will not meet on Easter.

Our 6:00 p.m. Easter service will be a combined service of Christian Reformed Churches at Calvary CRC.  Rev. Tom Wolthuis, of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa, will preach.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Joyce Vander Molen on the death of her sister-in-law, Viola Engbers.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Virginia Van Kooten who will celebrate her 91st birthday on April 21, and we pray for God’s blessings.

“The family of Kee Buitenwerf would like to thank her church family for your years of prayers, visits, cards, and words of support she received.”

“Thank you to the congregation for all their prayers and cards; especially the Young Adults for the cookie cake and gift card.  I’ve really appreciated all the support since my successful surgery.” – Shane Tukker

MONDAY:  Perk Up will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Happy Joes.  All ladies are welcome.

The Governing Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on April 15.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Hour lunch at the Pella Country Club at 11:30 a.m.

Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: At 7:00 p.m., Faith, Pella I and Pella II will join together at Faith CRC to remember the Lord’s final supper with his disciples.  The service will focus on the upper room – Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, the new command that he gave and the Lord’s Supper.  We’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

GOOD FRIDAY: At 7:00 p.m. Pella II will hold our traditional Good Friday service, including celebrating the Lord’s Supper, in our sanctuary.  Join us as we meditate upon our Lord’s death for our salvation.

SATURDAY:  Pella Christian High and Ulrich Ford are once again teaming up to “Drive 4UR School” on April 20.  The baseball, girls basketball and boys soccer teams will be receiving the funding.  The school receives $20 per test drive between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the 20th and an extra $10 if you take another test drive in the new Edge.  You may designate what program you would like to support.  Come and test drive a new Ford vehicle and support PCHS in the process!

BREEZE INFORMATION:  A sheet introducing the Breeze Church Management Software can be found in your mailbox today.  Be sure to pick it up!

EASTER LILY ORDERS in memory of a loved one or anyone who wants one.  The price is $6.35 per plant.  Please place your orders with Carla Nieuwsma (319-246-2216) or cjnews3@gmail.com by today, April 14.  Please designate the people you wish to honor with your plant on the form provided on the table in the narthex or downstairs and place it with your payment in the brown envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Pella II CRC.

PELLA II JOB OPENING: We are looking for a part time Assistant Secretary who can learn Ruth Van Hal’s secretarial job and serve as a backup when Ruth is on vacation or unavailable. In addition to serving as a backup to Ruth, the assistant will help Ruth as needed, and handle tasks that are more technologically intensive. Once cross training with Ruth is complete, the job could be 4-8 hours per week, based on need, with up to 18 hours for weeks when Ruth is not in the office. Applicants need to be competent in using Microsoft Word, and be comfortable learning new programs and skills on the computer. Basic accounting skills and/or knowledge of Quickbooks would be a plus, but not required. Please email your resumé to Jerry Uitermarkt (juitermarkt@sucpa.com) by Friday, April 19, if you are interested.

THANK YOU:  “We want to thank all of you who contributed in some way to the success of the PET/Mobility Worldwide Auction again this year.  Whether you volunteered your time, donated an auction item, or contributed financially, we were again overwhelmed by your generosity.  A special thanks to Ray Veenstra, Brad Veenstra, Kim Hoekstra for their help with the auction and Nia Hoekstra for her help with the sound system. This year was especially humbling, as we set a new fundraising record.  We raised $27,826.50, which is enough to build over 107 PET carts.  God is good, all the time!  All the time, God is good!” – Will Van Wyngarden and Darrell Boot

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time.  Sign-up sheets are downstairs. Three shift options on Thursday, Friday and Saturday include 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your assistance!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Pella Christian High Chamber Choir will perform in our sanctuary at our combined worship service on April 28, 6:00 p.m.

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.    Psalm 150

An all-day P.E.T. Build Day is tentatively planned for June 7.  More details to follow.

PCHS Grandparent’s Day:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day to be held on Tuesday, April 23.  The day will start at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend  classes with their grandchildren, enjoy performances in the auditorium, see displays of student work, and eat a delicious lunch.  Ample parking will be available along with handicapped parking on the west side of the building.  No reservations needed.

PCHS Society Meeting on Thursday, April 25.  This year’s society meeting will be preceded at 6:00 p.m. with a free pork dinner served by the FFA Club and the Ag Advisory Committee.  The Society Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with reports on the recent strategic planning initiative, current financial status of the school, the upcoming Spanish Immersion program opportunity, and proposed board governance changes.  Immediately following the Society meeting there will be a short meeting of the PCHS Endowment/Foundation Corporation Society.  Nominees are as follows:

District I:  Michelle Brouwer (Faith CRC) and Chad Vink (Covenant Reformed)
District IV:  Mike Boender (incumbent) (Oskaloosa I CRC) and Matt Groenendyk (Cedar CRC)

Community Praise and Worship Night at First CRC on Thursday, April 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  All are invited.

Areopagus Banquet – Change of day/time:  Due to an unforeseen conflict on April 26, the Spring Banquet has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m.  It will still be held at First CRC in Oskaloosa (815 N. 11th Street).  Hear about what God has been doing at Iowa State University through Areopagus and director Tyler Helfers as well as our vision for the future of the ministry.  A BBQ meal from Pastor Jon Spronk and the Areopagus board will precede the program, and there will be an opportunity to partner financially with us in the ongoing work of the ministry. Please RSVP by April 24 at www.isu-areopagus.org/rsvp, contact Tyler Helfers at director@isu-areopagus.org or call First CRC at 641-673-4272.

Stand Up for Life Pro-Life conference, hosted by Central Students for Life at Central College, will be upstairs of the chapel on Central’s campus Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Speakers are Caitlyn Dixson, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, Martin Cannon, attorney who represented the state in the Heartbeat Bill lawsuit, and Tim Overlin from Personhood Iowa.  We will have raffle baskets to raise money for both Pathways of Pella and The Growing Place.  Please come to encourage these speakers and to raise money for these pregnancy resource centers.

Spring Cleaning?  If you have items you would like to donate for a garage sale for Cary Christian Center, please save them.  We are going to have a garage sale on May 18.  We ask that you have the items priced; they can be dropped off at Faith CRC after 2:00 p.m. on May 17.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL OPENING:  PCHS has an opening for an upper level Spanish teacher.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org if you or someone you know is interested.

SULLY CHRISTIAN is seeking a Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten teacher as well as a 3rd & 4th Grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Go to sullychristian.org under “About” then “Employment” tab or email resumé and cover letter to Candice Vos at clvos6@icloud.com. Questions: 515-321-7456.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The movie “Unplanned” will be shown in the Penn Centre Theater in Oskaloosa through April 18, and at the Capri Theater in New Sharon on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 7:00 p.m.  There is no show on Easter Sunday.  Please support this pro-life movie based on the true-life story of Abby Johnson, and pray that hearts and minds will be changed to recognize the sanctity of all human life.

Freedom House is showing the movie “Gridshock” a documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.  Please join us on May 9 at Federated Fellowship Church.  A freewill offering will be taken to provide items needed for the home.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Breeze Introduction

 

CRC PRAYER AND NEWS ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ – The Gospel of Matthew gives us the opportunity to dwell and reflect on the cursedness of the cross. Join Groundwork as we examine Matthew 27:32-66 to focus on the great significance of Jesus’ death that indeed makes his sacrifice good for our eternal life with God.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER:  Tongue-Zilla – What happens when Liz mixes his bad mood with a tongue that just won’t quit talking?  Trouble.  Listen now at kidscorner.net.