August 19, 2018

Installation Service for
Pastor Paul L. Bradford
August 19, 2018                                                                                                           9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………. His Name………………………………………………………..

Welcome ………………………………………………………………………………… Elder Glenn Matherly

Call to Worship……………………………………………………………………………… Rev. Bob Johnson

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

*A Time of Praise…………………………………………………………………… Led by Worship Team……

*Victory in Jesus……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

* This Is Amazing Grace………………………………………………………………………………………….

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………………. Luke Society

Offertory:  God Will Make a Way

Scripture……………………………………………………………………………………………….. Joshua 1:1-9

Pew Bibles – page 331

Sermon……………………………. “Be Strong and Courageous”……………. Rev. Bob Johnson

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

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision………………….. Celebration 562:1-4……

Installation of Pastor Paul L. Bradford

Announcement

Introduction

Instruction

Questions for Pastor Paul Bradford

*Questions for the Congregation of Second Christian Reformed Church

Dear congregation of Christ:

Do you in the name of the Lord welcome this brother as your minister and pastor?

Do you promise to take to heart the Word of God as he proclaims it?

Do you promise to pray for him, to share with him in the work of his ministry, to encourage him in the exercise of his tasks, and to respond to his work with obedience, love, and respect?

Congregation, what is your answer?

We do, God helping us.

Prayer

Choir Anthem…………………… We’ve Come This Far by Faith…… Levi Nieuwsma, Soloist

*Our Testimony of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed……………… page 3 in Psalter Supplement

*Response, singing………………………. In Christ Alone……………………………………………………

*Blessing………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Paul Bradford

*Doxology………………. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow…….. Celebration #815

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

Preacher: Rev. Bob Johnson; Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trumpeters:  Rob Rus, Will Vande Voort
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 19, 2018            Combined Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC                     6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………………. We’ve a Story to Tell………………………………………………..

I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………… Pastor Brad Meinders

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

*A Time of Singing Praise………………………………………………………………………………………….

* How Majestic Is Your Name……………………………………………………….. Celebration #121

* Responsive Reading……. “The Lord on High Is Mighty!”…………….. Celebration #127

* I Sing the Mighty Power of God……………………………………………. Celebration #128:1-3……

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

Sing………………………………………. His Name Is Wonderful…………………… Celebration #118……

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………………. Luke Society

Offertory:  Be Still, My Soul

*Sing………………………………………… His Glorious Name……………………… Celebration #130

Scripture……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 8……

Pew Bibles – page 848

Sermon………………………………………… “Who Am I?”………………………… Pastor Ryan Faber

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

*Sing…………………………… Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name……………. Psalter #13:1, 3……                                                                         ………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………. ……

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

*Sing…………………………… Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name……………….. Psalter #13:5

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders

Vocalists:  Wes & Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Van Zee

Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

 

* = Please stand if able.

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   August 26:  The Well; September 2:  Missions Fund; September 9: General Fund; September 16:  Resonate Global Mission; September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Nathaniel Veenstra; August 26:  (A.M.) Kim Roose, Emily Boender, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; North Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; South Doors: Lois Slings; August 26:  East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; North Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra

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

Today: Sarah Christensen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; August 26:  Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jason Van Arendonk; August 26:  Calvin Van Haaften

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Phil Slings; North Side:  Brian Van Kooten; South Side:  Dave Klyn

Attention September 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.

This morning we welcome Rev. Bob Johnson, the Lead Pastor at First Reformed Church, to lead our worship service and the installation of Pastor Paul Bradford.  Rev. Johnson is an ordained RCA Minister of Word and Sacrament. He attended Dordt College and was a member of CRC congregations while serving as an educator and administrator in Christian education for 15 years.  While serving in Christian education, he also served as music director/choral director in the CRC.  He entered the ministry in 1998 and has served Reformed Churches in Southern California and Minnesota and also a Christian Reformed Church in Southern California.

You are all invited to a time of fellowship downstairs immediately after the service to welcome Pastor Paul and Tammy Bradford.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC and First CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching on Psalm 8.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching on Psalm 42, “War of Words”.  There will be a social time after the evening service.  Everyone is welcome.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Ed Uitermarkt who will celebrate his 87th birthday on August 20 and to Ken Van Gent who will celebrate his 87th birthday on August 24, and wish them both God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you Christian Fellowship, Perk Up and Let’s Remember Scrapbook group for your cards, and all who remembered my birthday with cards and calls.” – Ray Klyn

“Once again, I thank my church family for their prayers, cards, phone calls and visits.  Above all, I thank my Heavenly Father for His healing mercies.” – JoAnn Boot

“Thank you, Pella II, for your prayers, phone calls, cards, expressions of sympathy, flowers and food given to us after the sudden passing of our Dad and Grandpa, Ken Wielard.  All we have needed – His hand has provided – Great is His faithfulness.” – Gary and Sandi Vander Molen and family

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 August 20.

The Pella Christian High School Board will meet on August 20 at 7:00 p.m.

CADET OPPORTUNITIES:  The Cadets are looking for at least one more counselor for the upcoming Cadet season.  If you have any interest in serving in this opportunity, please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085.

Please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085 if you have a son, or know of any boys, in grades 2-8 that would like to join Pella II’s Cadet program.  We meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights throughout September -February.

ADULT CHOIR CHILD CARE continues to be a need!  Two ways for you to please consider helping if you will not be singing:  Volunteer to help in the nursery by signing up (sheet located on table in basement) and/or financially support hiring help from outside our congregation. Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom.

PHOTO DIRECTORY:  It’s not too late to submit a photo or update your information for the church photo directory.  Please send what you have to bpierson@iowatelecom.net soon.

FREEDOM HOUSE FUNDRAISER:  Freedom House is having a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on August 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  5% of sales, plus tips go to the Freedom House (purchase of their home).  E-mail freedomhouse17@gmail.com for an invite.  All invites given the night of the fundraiser, increase our profit from 5%-10% of sales.  Thank you!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Mark your calendars:  Pella II church picnic is Sunday, September 9, at Caldwell Park in Pella.  More details to follow.

Please join us for our first ever 5k/1 mile Grace Race for the Oskaloosa Christian School!  The run/walk will be on Labor Day, September 3, at 8:30 a.m.  It will start and finish at the school, 726 North E Street.  Sign up online at runsignup.com, link on Facebook, or fill out a registration form and drop it off at the Oskaloosa Christian School office.  Please contact Leah Bruxvoort with questions at rlbruxvoort@gmail.com or 641-295-6190. “When you run alone, it’s called a race. When God runs with you, it’s called GRACE!”

PCHS VoAg/FFA Appreciation Dinner:  PCHS’s new VoAg/FFA program begins this fall!  As a thank you, they would invite those who have supported this effort financially to an Appreciation Supper at the high school at 6:00 p.m. on September 6.  You will be treated to supper, hear about the start of the program, and meet the students, instructor, and ag advisory committee.

The Gospel Singers Male Chorus is beginning their 49th year this season.  We are always looking for new members.  If you think that you might be interested, please join us for our first rehearsal on Saturday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Our rehearsal will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

On September 13, the Bible League Volunteers are hosting their fall retreat at Calvary CRC.  Our key note speaker, Sherri Sechrist, is an accomplished business and conference speaker, worship leader, Bible Teacher, and aspiring servant of Christ.

Rich worship will be led throughout the day by Glenda Van Woerkom, and there will be a special performance by Larry Eggink.  Registration deadline is August 31.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is having a Meet the Teacher night on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  The first day of school is Thursday, August 23 from 8:10 until 3:15.  Come support Peoria Christian School at Culver’s in Pella on August 27, anytime from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Ten percent of the proceeds during this time will go to the school.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: God Answers Job – Job gets the opportunity many of us wish for:  God himself enters the conversation and answers him. The experience is a humbling one for Job.  Join Groundwork as we study Job 38-42 to see how God answers Job then unpack what God’s response teaches us about why bad things happen to good people. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Team Roaring Reptiles – The competition at the Junior Reptile Olympics is fierce, and when Morrie goes along with Skink to “positively influence the outcome” the kids run into all kinds of problems. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  At www.kidscorner.net, download the new free resource Power Tools:  Taking a Stand Against Bullying.