April 29, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 29, 2018 9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………….. We Will Glorify / Holy, Holy, Holy……………………………………..

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………… Elder Glenn Matherly

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

*A Time of Praise………………………………………………… led by MOA Go Team Praise Band

* How Great Is Our God………………………………………………………………………………………….

* This Little Light of Mine / I’ll Fly Away………………………………………………………………….

* My Redeemer Lives……………………………………………………………………………………………….

Mission Moment………………………………………………………….. Majestic Outdoor Adventures

Jon & Glenda Van Woerkom, Nold Family

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………. Elder Jon Van Woerkom

Response, singing………….. How Great Is Our God (chorus 2x)

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………… Pella II Missions Fund

Offertory Anthem:  Amazing Grace

After the Choir Anthem, children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ).

Scripture, read by Caleb Van Arendonk…………………………………………. 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Pew Bibles – page 1855

Sermon……………………………………… “Tools of Service”…………………………………………………

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

*Sing………………………………. Not What My Hands Have Done……………… Psalter #389:1-2

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

*Sing………………………………. Not What My Hands Have Done………………… Psalter #389:3……

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

Preacher:  Mr. Joel Vander Molen; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Adult Choir; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 6:  General Fund; May 13:  Bethany Christian Services; May 20:  Resonate Global Mission; May 27: Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Kala Talsma, Sharesa Van Arendonk, Kaden Van Wyngarden; May 6:  (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Judy Van Zee, Nathaniel Veenstra

C4C LEADERSToday:  Melissa Tukker, Ethan Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Gerrit and Shirley Van Hal; North Doors: John and Louise Van Woerkom; South Doors: Ron and Laura Branderhorst; May 6:  East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Tom and Viola De Vries; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today:     Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; May 6:  Katie Magnussen – C,J; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jason Van Arendonk; May 6:  Calvin Van Haaften

MAY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Kurt Boender, Jason Van Arendonk; North Side:  Luke Nieuwsma; South Side:  Jeff Van Kooten

Attention May Ushers:  If you are unable to usher your scheduled time, please contact head usher, Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

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-PreK will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Melissa and Ethan Tukker.

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.  Today is the last scheduled church school session for this season.  Children will go directly to their classrooms today (no singing), and then classes are encouraged to attend the MOA presentation.  Please take some time to thank your child(ren)’s church school teacher as they have given of their time and invested in the spiritual growth of our church’s youth.

There will be a report given by the Serve Team of their recent trip to Dora, MO from 10:50-11:30 a.m. The Nold family will also share in the presentation and update us on their ministry.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join other area CRC’s at Calvary CRC for worship.  Rev. Guillermo Serrano, the Spanish language minister for Back to God Ministries International, will bring the message.  The offering will be for Back to God Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will begin as our interim minister next Sunday.  See his letter of introduction in your mailbox today.

Following our worship service next Sunday, you are invited to attend the 11:00 a.m. community Thanksgiving and Praise Service in the Vermeer Global Pavilion. Pella native Rev. Mark Vander Hart will be the main speaker.  Choirs from both schools will be participating.  Join us in seeking God and His glory!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching.  The offering will be for The Well.

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

At 7:00 p.m., there will be a Congregational Meeting to discuss and vote on purchasing land to be used for the future home of our church. Council passed the following motion and will bring it to vote at this meeting: “Purchase field at end of West 12th St in Pella, IA – 14.62 acres of Parcel ID 1455200225 and 4.32 acres of Parcel 1455200205 – for $255,000.” This land is the section North of Recker Dental and the Baymont Inn. The meeting and vote is the next step on the path that was presented to the congregation in previous weeks. There are hand-outs regarding the land for sale on the table at the back of church as well as in the basement. Please contact any council member if you have questions or if you’d like them to show you where it is.  Absentee ballots won’t be accepted for this vote.

PELLA II SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:  We have the opportunity to serve as a church team on May 11 and 12 in the Well Transform Event.  This is a great chance to reach out to the community as Pella II.  Projects include yard clean-up, construction, painting, and landscaping.  We have many spots to fill on our teamThe deadline for sign-up is today, April 29.  T-shirts will be provided if you sign up soon. Sign-up sheet is available on the table downstairs.  Contact Lois Slings (lslings@msn.com or 641-629-1259) with questions. – Pella II Missions Outreach

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!

CHOIR REHEARSALS: Children’s Choir’s next rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Adult Choir’s next rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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) see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018.  Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

PCGS BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE:  We are excited to be able to share with you an update on the Pella Christian Grade School building project. With roughly $10.9 million pledged to our campaign, we’re only $100,000 away from completing phase 3 of the project. To help us close out phase 3, as well as get a huge jump-start on phase 4, the final phase of the building project, a generous donor has given us a matching gift challenge. From now until the end of the school year, Friday, May 25, donations to the building project will be matched dollar for dollar! We want to say a special thank you to the over 650 donors who have already given to the project. Please prayerfully consider what you can give to help meet our goals and take advantage of this matching gift. New matching gift forms are available for you on the table in the back of church to take and fill out or at the school office. We ask that you would fill this out and turn back into the school before Friday, May 25. Our hope is that we’ll be able to have an open house this fall where we can show off our new space. Lastly, please continue to keep PCGS in your prayers and consider connecting with others to share our mission and this amazing opportunity. We pray that God will continue to bless PCGS and you as you bless others – impacting our world for Christ for generations to come. Thank you!

NOTE:  If you missed the PCGS building project video shown before the prelude, view it at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pGOy535P975gt_NF5ptCjcK4oTHAco-I/view

TULIP TIME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  The Pella Christian High School Eagle Boosters will be having a booth at Tulip Time again this year.  This has been an excellent fundraiser for PCHS in the past.  All proceeds raised at Booster concession stands are used to support PC academics, athletics, music, clubs and many other areas! We are in need of 140 parent concession stand workers across all three Tulip Time days. To volunteer please contact Amy Bokhoven at stuamybok@gmail.com or access the signup genius link on the school website home page at www.pceagles.org.

YOU’RE INVITED:  The Eagle Boosters of Pella Christian High School invites you to stop by their concession stand during Tulip Time located at its usual spot (E. 1st & Franklin) for some great food including Dutch spiced beef, Pella bologna, walking tacos, cotton candy, snow cones and an assortment of drinks.  We promise to satisfy your appetite and thirst while you support PCHS!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Spring Choir Concert – The annual Spring Choir Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.

Pathways of Pella is hosting their Golf FORE LIFE Tournament on Saturday, May 12, at Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa.  Shot Gun start at 8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.). Cost is $75 per person (free with $250 in pledges) and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Registration deadline is May 4. The format will be 4-person best ball. Both men and women are encouraged to form teams. To register or for information see www.pathwayspella.org, email pathwayspella@pathwayspella.org. or call 628-4827.

Band Pops Concert – The annual instrumental Pops Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will need to reserve a table in advance or you may sit on the bleachers.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 11, at 9:00 a.m.  This year, the band will be performing several favorites, including “Hollywood Milestones” and “Bugs Bunny’s Greatest Hits” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

Come “Blaze the Trails” with Lake View Camp on Saturday, June 2, and help raise funds to send kids to camp this summer!  The morning will include a 5K Run/Walk; 5K Adventure Run with challenges, obstacles, and MUD; and a free mini-adventure run for kids.  Fun for the whole family!  Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

The 3rd Annual Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing – sing the heartwarming traditional hymns of the faith on June 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pella Christian High School Vermeer Auditorium.  If you want to sing in the choir, practice will be at 5:00 p.m. on June 9.

FROM THE Le MAHIEU’S:  “Dear  Pella II – We are so grateful for your recent gift and your faithful support for our family as we get closer to returning to Papua New Guinea.  Your partnership has been a great encouragement to us.  We are thankful that the Lord has been good in providing everything we need to enable us to serve the people of PNG.  Your prayers are requested for safe travel and quick transitions as we return to our roles teaching at Ukarumpa International School and working with the Bau people.  You are in our prayers as well.  Serving our Savior, Doug and Benita Le Mahieu”

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REMINDER:  Area Christian school families planning to apply for LOG/STO and/or FACTS financial assistance for the 2018/2019 school year must apply online by the April 30 deadline.  Online applications only will be accepted this year.  Go to the PCHS Home page to apply before the April 30, 2018 deadline!  For questions or assistance with either of these forms, contact the school office at 628-4440.

CUSTODIAN POSITION:  Pella Christian High School is currently searching for a morning custodian for 4-5 hours per day.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 628-4440 or vankootend@pceagles.org for more information.

BIBLES FOR MISSIONS:  Since January 2010 the volunteers at the Pella Bibles for Missions Thrift Center have provided funds for over 500,000 Bibles for Christians around the world.  Do you have a heart for the lost and for those longing to own their own Bible?  Are you willing to help the Thrift Center volunteers four hours a week, or every other week, sorting, cleaning, and displaying merchandise?  If so, please complete a volunteer application at the store at 2500 Fifield in west Pella.

LAKE VIEW CAMP: It’s not too late to sign up your kids for various summer camps.   Send your child on a great summer adventure where they will swim, fish, canoe, hike, and play crazy games — all while growing deeper in their faith. Take advantage of the early bird price discount and register before May 1! See bulletin board downstairs or go to www.lakeviewconference.com. for more information and registration.

BUY PLANTS, SUPPORT A MINISTRY:  Annuals, perennials, garden art, and potted flower arrangements for sale Friday, May 11, 4:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 599  228th Place, Pella, and 308 Vermeer Road E.  All proceeds for Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Christian Reformed Church.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:   (Extra copies are on the table in the narthex.)

  • Introduction Letter from Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
  • Pella II Newsletter
  • The Reporter, from PCHS
  • Le Mahieu letter
  • Areopagus, Iowa State Campus Ministry newsletter