April 8, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 8, 2018  9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Because He Lives………………………………………………….

Victory in Jesus

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

Sing…………………………………………… That Man Is Blest…………………….. Psalter #1:1, 2, 3, 5

*Sing…………………………………………. My Savior’s Love……………… Celebration #348:1, 4, 5

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

*Sing…………………………………………… My Lighthouse…………………………………………………….

Sing………………………………………….. O Praise the Name…………………………………………………

Congregational Prayer, concluding with “The Lord’s Prayer”……………………………………….

Song……………………………… Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus………….. Women’s Quartet

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

Offertory:  We Choose the Fear of the Lord – Ensemble

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………… Proverbs 14:1-6, 26-27……

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Sermon……………………. “Skill for Living:  The Fear of the Lord”………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………. We Choose the Fear of the Lord………………………………………. ……

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

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Women’s Quartet:  Glenda Van Woerkom, Emily Boender,
Taylor Vande Voort, Brooke Van Woerkom

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 8, 2018  Combined First CRC and Second CRC 6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………….. There Is a Fountain…………………………………………………

What a Mighty God / He is Lord

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

*God’s Greeting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise to Our Risen Lord………………………………………………………………………….

*Alleluia!  Alleluia!………………………………………………………………………. Psalter #360:1, 3……

* Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain……………………………………………… Psalter #362:1, 3……

* The Day of Resurrection……………………………………………………………… Psalter #364:1, 3……

Evening Prayer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Sing……………………………………………. Our God Reigns………………….. Celebration #372:1-3……

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

Offertory: Thou Art Worthy

*Response, singing……………………… Thou Art Worthy……………………….. Celebration #100

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 1…………………………………..

Q: Leader: What is your only comfort in life and in death?

A: All: That I am not my own, but belong –body and soul, in life and in death — to m .. faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

              He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.  He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

              Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me whole-heartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………………. Exodus 6:1-9……

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Sermon………………………………….. “Reassuring Realities”………………………………………………

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

*Sing………………………………….. I Will Sing of My Redeemer…………. Celebration #517:1-3……

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

*Sing………………………………….. I Will Sing of My Redeemer…………….. Celebration #517:4……

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSApril 15:  Back to God Ministries International; April 22:  A.M. – World Renew;  P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Kim Vander Molen, Tessa Vander Molen; April 15:  (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos

C4C LEADERSApril 15:  Allison Van Wyngarden, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen; North Doors: Les and Carla Nieuwsma; South Doors: Ruth Van Hal; April 15:  East Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; South Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer

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

Today:   Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Susan Pierson – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 15:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; April 15:  Sherwin Klyn

APRIL MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Ron Spoelstra, Ed Uitermarkt
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Elizabeth Uitermarkt, Marilyn Vander Molen
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Dave Stevenson, Jerry Uitermarkt
Justin Van Zee                          –     Bob Spencer, Joyce Vander Molen

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

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

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.

A Council Chat will be held at 11:00 this morning in the sanctuary.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching on Lord’s Day 1.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First and Faith CRC’s will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching on Lord’s Day 2.

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

     There will be a Congregational Meeting at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and vote on moving forward with a potential sale of the church building and surrounding properties.

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

Men’s Ensemble rehearsal for April 15, 8:00-8:30 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 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

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 3-5).  The parking spots are $40 each for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase.  There is a sign-up sheet in the basement.  Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds will be used for the MOA (Majestic Outdoor Adventures) Serve Project.

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time.  Sign-up sheets are downstairs.  Three shift options include Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 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!

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.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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.  We look forward to sharing our experience with you.

Drive 4UR School Event:  Ulrich Ford-Lincoln is again hosting a Drive 4UR School Event  on Saturday, April 14.  Drive 4UR School is a joint fundraising event with the Ford Motor Company.  Take a test drive between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. April 14 and $20 will be donated to PCHS!  An additional $5 will be donated for taking a second test drive in all-new 2018 Expedition or 2018 EcoSport. (Drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.  Limit of one per household address.  Address on form must match driver’s license.)  This year the PCHS band, baseball, boys’ soccer and golf programs will receive the donations.

The Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir will be participating in the following church services this spring.  Sully Christian Reformed on the morning of April 15, Oskaloosa First CRC on April 22 for the evening service, Pella I CRC on April 29 in the morning, and the final concert on May 6 at the Tulip Time worship service in Pella.

The Pella Christian High School Annual Society Meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m.  A school report plus ratification of the 2018-19 school budget will be the main agenda items along with election of new school board members.  All PCHS Society members are invited to attend. One nominee is to be elected from each of the following pairs.  All terms are three years.  Absentee ballots 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.

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, please save Friday, April 20, to come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration.  The morning will begin with a student-led chapel of praise and worship.  The students will share 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.  Watch for more details.  We hope you will join us for “A Grand Day!”

The evening before A Grand Day, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., you will not want to miss the 3rd-5th grade performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther” by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote. 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 the only performance of the 3rd-5th grade musical, so please join us on Thursday evening.

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 Monday, April 16, to reserve a seat and a delicious meal while you enjoy a casual, fun-filled (sweet) evening.

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.

Pathways of Pella is hosting their Golf FORE LIFE Tournament.  Money raised will be used to continue offering free services to those facing unplanned pregnancy and sexual health issues.  It will be held  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 more information and pledge forms go to www.pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827 or email pathwayspella@pathwayspella.org.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION VISIT:  Have you recently updated your will to reflect your current family and charitable goals?  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will come alongside you to help review your current plan on April 10 & 11.  Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule a time.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH Vocational Agriculture/FFA Program:  PCHS appreciates the significant support that has been demonstrated so far for the VoAg/FFA program that is starting this fall.  A curriculum has been chosen, an instructor chosen, and the instructor has met with interested students.  We ask for your prayer support for the program and also encourage your financial support as we work towards our goal.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:  April Council Report