April 15, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 15, 2018  9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………… O Worship the King / Here I Am to Worship………………………………

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………………………………………….

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……

* Come and Let Us Worship God……………………………………………………………………………..

* O Worship the King……………………………………………………………………. Celebration #104

1, 2 – All;  3 – Men;  4 – Women & Children;  5 – All

Prayer of Confession………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Assurance of Pardon…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Anthem…………………………………… Guide My Feet, Lord…………………………….. Adult Choir

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………… Back to God Ministries International

Offertory:  The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ).

*Sing……………………………………………. Speak, O Lord…………………………………………………….

Scripture, read by Jeanetta Nieuwsma……………………………………… Proverbs 21:1-6, 30-31……

Pew Bibles – page 1015

Sermon……………. “Skill for Living: Remembering the Lord’s Control”……………………….

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

*Sing………………………………………. Like a River Glorious……………… Celebration #737:1-2……

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

*Sing………………………………………. Like a River Glorious…………………. Celebration #737:3

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Calvin Van Haaften, Guitarist
Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 15, 2018 Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC 6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………….. What Wondrous Love Is This………… Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………………………………

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………..

*A Time of Praise – based on Psalm 119………………………………………………………………………..

* Thy Wondrous Testimonies, Lord…………………………………………………….. Psalter #252:1-3……

* Teach Me, O Lord, Thy Way of Truth……………………………………………….. Psalter #240:1-3……

* How Shall the Young Direct Their Way?………………………………………….. Psalter #237:1-2

Anthem……………………………………. A New Name in Glory……………………….. Men’s Ensemble

Responsive Reading (from Psalms 19, 119)……………………………………………………………………

Leader:     The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul.

Women:   The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Men:        The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.

Leader:     The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Women:   The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.

Men:        The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.

All:          They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;

                they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

                By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Women:   How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Men:        I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.

All:          Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Sing…………………………………………………. Thy Word…………………………. Celebration #184:1-2……

Evening Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………. Back to God Ministries International

Offertory: I Love You, Lord

*Statement of Our Faith-Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 2.. page 9 in Psalter Supplement

Scripture Reading………………………………………… Psalm 119:169-176;  Pew Bibles – page 965

Sermon………………………………………….. “Last Words”……………………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………………. At Calvary………………………… Celebration #492:1, 2……

*Blessing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing………………………………………………. Al Calvary……………………………. Celebration #492:4……

*Postlude……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders; Liturgist:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender Men’s Ensemble: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Director:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSApril 22:  A.M. – World Renew;  P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos; April 22:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Allison Van Wyngarden, Taryn Hugen

C4C LEADERSToday:  Allison Van Wyngarden, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; South Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; April 22:  East Doors: Brian and Glenda Van Kooten; North Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; South Doors: Ray Veenstra

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

Today:   Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; April 22:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Sherwin Klyn; April 22:  Jeff Vander Molen

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

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

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Allison and Kaden Van Wyngarden.

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

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

Prayer Time in the north tower room at 10:50 a.m.  Please join us as we meet for a short time of prayer for our church and its future.  If not able to do so, you may put your prayer request in the box on the back table.  “Pray always.”

At 6:00 p.m. First and Faith CRC’s will join us for worship at our church.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First and Faith CRC’s will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching on Lord’s Day 3.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Virginia Van Kooten who will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 21, and pray for God’s blessings.

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

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on April 16.

The Pella Christian High School Board will meet on April 16 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Ladies will have their spring luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Laura Branderhorst’s home, 1312 West Second Street. The hot dish and rolls will be provided.  If you are able, please bring a side dish to share.

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

CALLING ALL GRADUATES!  The May-June newsletter will highlight Pella 2 members who are graduating from 8th grade, high school or college.  We will need completed information (a brief questionnaire will be provided if you choose to use it) and a photo by this Thursday, April 19.  Please contact Ryan Hoekstra (hoekstrateam@iowatelecom.net) so that he can get you the questionnaire.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Olivia Marie, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten, born on March  30. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

RESERVED TULIP TIME PARKING at Pella II has been filled!  Please turn in payment, and passes will be distributed soon.  Thank you!

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time. Sign-up sheets are downstairs. Shifts still to be filled are 1:00-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:00-8:00 p.m. all three days. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your assistance!

MOA SERVE PROJECT PRESENTATION: On Sunday morning, April 29, from 10:50-11:30 a.m. there will be a report given by the Serve Team of their recent trip to Dora, MO. The Nold family plans to visit that weekend also to share in the presentation and update us on their ministry.

THE WELL TRANSFORM EVENT on Friday, May 11 (8:30-3:30, lunch provided) and Saturday, May 12 (8:00-1:00, breakfast provided) needs VOLUNTEERS.  Many local projects have been identified to assist those in need.  Projects include construction, yard clean-up, painting and landscaping.  Project leaders are also needed.  T-shirts will be provided if you sign up soon.  Sign-up sheet available on table downstairs.  Contact Lois Slings (lslings@msn.com or 641-629-1259) with questions.

MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any mothers and family members who would like to share their musical talents in worship on Mother’s Day (May 13) please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

PCGS AND PCHS ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

The Pella Christian High School Annual Society Meeting is Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m.  The PCHS Board has recently moved to create a separate and distinct Endowment Foundation Corporation.  The Society will vote on a motion to move funds to this new foundation.  A school report plus ratification of the 2018-19 school budget will also be on the agenda along with election of new school board members.   All PCHS Society members are invited to attend.  Absentee ballots and nominee profiles are available in the school office and at www.pceagles.org and may be submitted to the school office or to any current board member prior to the meeting. Ballots must be returned to the school in a sealed envelope with your signature on the outside. One nominee is to be elected from each of the following pairs.  All terms are three years.

District I: (Two to be elected)

Gerrit Brouwer (Faith CRC) or Troy Hugen (Pella II CRC)

Cindy Gritters (Calvary CRC) or Kevin Veenstra (Covenant Reformed)

District II: (Two to be elected)

Matt Roozeboom or Marilyn Van Mersbergen (both from Grace Fellowship)

Matt Vander Linden or Byron Vander Molen (both from Peoria CRC)

District III: (One to be elected)

Dan Rooda (Cedar CRC) or Doug Uitermarkt (Federated Fellowship)

A Grand Day – Grandparents and special friends, on Friday, April 20, please come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration beginning at 8:35 a.m. with a student-led chapel of praise and worship. The students will be sharing a few of their favorite songs with you too! After chapel, you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m.  Plans are being made for possible tours of the building addition.

The Evening Before A Grand Day – on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., please join us for the 3rd-5th grade performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther”. The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason. This will be their only performance, so please join us.

Pella Christian High School Dinner Theatre Gala:  Please join us for our Dinner Theatre Mystery Dinner event, “Kidnapped – A Chocolate Whodunit” at PCHS on Saturday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m.  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable.  Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon tomorrow, Monday, April 16, to reserve a seat and a delicious meal while you enjoy a casual, fun-filled (sweet) evening.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

PCHS Grandparent’s Day:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, April 24.  The day will start at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend classes with your 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.

PRAYER REQUEST from Doug & Benita Le Mahieu: “We received word early this week, via the U.S. embassy in PNG, that travel has been restricted to the region of Madang (not Ukarumpa which is in the Eastern Highlands) due to violence and unrest.  We have learned from a contact within the city of Madang that the situation began in the Bau language area, (where we have worked the past five years), when a primary school teacher was killed.  In retribution, a woman going into town to sell her produce was also killed.  The ensuing fighting in town resulted in the water supply being cut off.  Please pray that God’s peace, mercy and grace will permeate this area.  Thank you so much for the important role you play in partnering with the people of Papua New Guinea. We have assured our PNG friends that people around the world will be praying for them.”

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