August 27, 2017


August 27, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude My Jesus, I Love Thee with I Love You, Lord

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise led by Praise Band

* It Is Well with My Soul

* 10,000 Reasons

Testimonials Video

Congregational Prayer

Trio Your Mercy Flows

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Pella II Missions Fund

Offertory: Amazing Grace

Scripture, read by Ryan Hoekstra 2 Timothy 4:9-18

Pew Bibles – page 1856

*Sing            Your Mercy Flows

Sermon “I Don’t Mean to Complain…”


Sing……….. Thank You, Jesus………..



Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Joyce Boender
Trio: Sharesa, Addie, Nora Van Arendonk

* = Please stand if able




OFFERINGS: September 3: Pastor Alex Agbuya; September 10: Kathleen De Haan’s mission trip; September 17: A.M. – (Joint service) P.M. – Pella II Christian Education Fund; September 24: A.M. – International Justice Ministry; P.M. – Music Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Sharon Walker, Lisa Vos, Alexa Matherly; September 3: (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Christensen, Ty Hugen

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: John and Louise Van Woerkom; North Doors: Ray Veenstra; South Doors: Gerrit and Shirley Van Hal; September 3: East Doors: Andrea Van Waardhuizen, Dena Bokhoven; North Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; South Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen

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

Today: Libby Braafhart – C,J,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 3: Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; September 3: Sherwin Klyn

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Jason Van Arendonk, Jamis Christensen; North Side: Matt Vos; South Side: Phil Slings

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.

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

Pick up a copy of the 6-month financial report after the morning service in the Deacon’s Room. You are welcome to stay for a time of discussion at 11:00 a.m. This will be your chance to ask questions or share concerns. This opportunity will be repeated on September 3.

This evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at Faith Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the biblical character Ruth. The offering will be for A.C.T.S. Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at First Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Tom Dykman will preach on the biblical character Abraham.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to JoAnn Boot who will celebrate her 80th birthday on August 29, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“A special thank you to the Scrapbooking group, Christian Fellowship and all others for your cards, calls and prayers during my 91st birthday.” – Doyle Vande Lune

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

The Shepherding Elders will meet at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) will practice 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Our next two Adult Choir rehearsals will be this Wednesday, August 30, and September 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by Men’s Ensemble rehearsal, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

GEMS LEADERSHIP OPENING: Do you have a heart for mentoring and encouraging young girls in their walk with Christ? GEMS is looking for a couple ladies who would be interested in being co-counselors this year. Please contact Katie Magnussen at 563-260-2190 or with interest or questions.

MEN’S ENSEMBLE: Any men interested in singing in the Men’s Ensemble for our September 10 morning worship service, please join us for rehearsals Wednesday, August 30, and September 6, 8:00-8:30.

FRUIT OF THE SOIL: A generous donation of sweet corn was received.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Wyatt Jay, son of Lance and Megan Nieuwsma, born on July 25. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES: Our Elders have agreed to continue joint evening worship services with First CRC and Faith CRC for the next three months, with some exceptions as noted below. The pastors plan to preach through the Apostles’ Creed.


Sept. 3 – 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching.
– 6:00 p.m. at First CRC, Pastor Tom preaching on Abraham.
(combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Faith CRC)

Sept. 10 – 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching.
– 6:00 p.m. at First CRC, Pastor Brad Meinders preaching on Father and Creator. (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC)

Sept. 17 – 10:00 a.m. at First CRC, Pastor Tom preaching
(combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Grace Fellowship)
– Noon – Pella II CRC picnic at Cordova Park, followed by second worship service, Pastor Tom preaching

Sept. 24 – 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching.
– 6:00 p.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching


Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us will be September 24, so please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them.

A free screening of “Voiceless”, sponsored by Pella Pro-Life, will be at Pella Christian High School on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. “Voiceless” (112 min.; PG13) is a multiple award-winning movie about a young war veteran with a rough past who moves to Philadelphia with his wife to serve as an inner-city outreach minister. But he puts his job on the line to stand against an abortion clinic across the street from his building. Please come to be encouraged to engage the culture and be the voice of the Voiceless.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free 12-session educational program at The Well Campus for family members, partners, and friends of Adults with serious mental illness to help them to understand and support them while maintaining their own well-being. These will be held on Thursdays, September 7 through November 30 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. See the poster downstairs for more details.

Have you sent in your reservation for the retreat, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church on September 14? Encourage your husbands and friends to come with you for the day. Our featured speaker, Jennie Afman Dimkoff, is a gifted storyteller. Barbara Boertje DeVries and Phyllis De Vries will lead us in worship and perform a mini-concert during the day. If you need a brochure, which has the cost and registration form, you will find them on the table in the narthex. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 5.

Fall Pella Games: Pella Christian High School is hosting their first All-School Class Reunion in conjunction with the Fall Pella Games on Saturday, September 30. The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at the school campus. Breakfast and lunch will be served by Hy-Vee at the Pella Recreation Center Fieldhouse. Other activities include sand volleyball, pickleball, cornhole and dodgeball tournaments and inflatables for the kids! The evening meal will be catered by Bubbu Q’s BBQ. Tickets for supper can be purchased in the PCHS office after Labor Day. To register for events go to For more details check out Fall Pella Games Facebook Event:


  • July Financial Report
  • 30 Days of Prayer Calendar
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Update
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin



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