August 4, 2019

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
August 4, 2019                                                                                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………… Amazing Grace / Grace Alone…………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Announcements…………………………………………………………………………………….

Call to Worship………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Opening Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………….. Give to Our God Immortal Praise…….. Celebration #112:1-3

*Sing………………………………………. The Wonderful Cross……………………………………………….

*Responsive Reading………… God’s Word about our Words…………………………………………

*Sing…………………………………….. Hallelujah for the Cross……………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………….. Resonate Global Mission

Men’s Quartet:  It’s About the Cross

GOD’S WORD

Scripture………………………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 4:25-32

Pew Bibles – page 1822

Sermon…………………………………… “Life Giving Words”……………………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 6

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

Duet……………………………………………. When I Speak…. Dennis De Vries, Georgia De Vries

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive the Bread and Cup

The bread that we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

We who are many are one body, for we all share the same loaf.

The cup for which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.

The cup that we drink is our participation in the blood of Christ.

Communion

Invitation

Congregation of Jesus Christ, the Lord has prepared his table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation.  All who are truly sorry for their sins, who sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as their Savior, and who desire to live in obedience to him as Lord are now invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord.

Holy Father, in thanks for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, in the joy of his resurrection, in the hope of his coming again, we present ourselves a living sacrifice and come to the table of our Lord.

The gifts of God for the people of God.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanks

CLOSING WORSHIP

*Sing……………………………. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…………………………. vs. 1, 2

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

*Sing……………………………. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…………………………….. vs. 3

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

Pastor:   Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender; Worship Team
Men’s Quartet: Levi Nieuwsma, Jon Golliet, Joe Van Haaften, Will Van Wyngarden
Worship Leader:  Levi Nieuwsma

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Connect Church, Faith CRC, Second CRC Worship Service
August 4, 2019                                                                                                              6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Amazing Grace……………………………………………………

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Call to Worship………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Opening Prayer and Mutual Greeting…………………………………………………………………………

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………… Who, O Lord, with Thee Abiding……………….. Psalter #20:1-3

*Sing……………………………………. In Doubt and Temptation…………………… Psalter #137:1-3

Sing………………………. Thy Lovingkindness, Lord, Is Good and Free……. Psalter #129:1-4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………….. Resonate Global Mission

Offertory:  Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love  – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 51

Pew Bibles – page 889

Sermon………………………………. “No Adultery?  Why Not?”…………………………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………. Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night………… Psalter #428:1-4

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

*Sing……………………………… O All Ye Peoples, Bless Our God…………….. Psalter #119:1-4

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

Preacher: Mr. Al Bandstra;  Liturgist: Pastor Paul Bradford
Organist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSAugust 11:  GEMS National Organization; August 18:  The Well; August 25:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Susan Pierson, Kim Roose, Lexie Matherly; August 11:  (A.M.) Judy Van Zee, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Les and Carla Nieuwsma; North Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; South Doors: Matt Walker; August 11:  East Doors:  Shane and Melissa Tukker; North Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; South Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee

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

Today: Barb Gosselink – C,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,S; Marilyn Vander Molen – C; Sharon Walker – C,S; August 11: Debra Klyn – C,S; Lindsay Golliet – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Brian Van Kooten; August 11:  Ken Van Woerkom

AUGUST MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Tom De Vries, Ray Klyn
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Debra Klyn, Sherwin Klyn
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Elmer Kloosterman, Marion Klyn
Justin Van Zee                          –     Jim Gosselink, Gary Kuiper

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 look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper.  We joyfully anticipate receiving the benefits of Christ’s salvation as we receive the bread and cup in faith.  If you have put your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and are seeking to faithfully follow Him, you are welcome to join us at the table.

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

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Mr. Al Bandstra will preach on the Seventh Commandment, You shall not commit adultery.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the Eighth Commandment, You shall not steal.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Ray Klyn who celebrates his 93rd birthday today, August 4, and to Leona Nunnikhoven who will celebrate her 85th birthday on August 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“We want to thank the congregation for their expressions of sympathy, cards and prayers on the death of our sister.” – Alex and Merlita Agbuya

“I would like to thank the Goodfellas for moving me from one room in the Pella Manor to another room on such short notice.  It was well done and much appreciated.  God is good. (Room #110, Phone 641-780-2235).” – Lester Van Zee

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

BABY GIFTS:  There are tables located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Samuel, son of Jon and Nicole Yoder, born July 14; Lane Henry, son of Kurt and Emily Boender, born July 20; and Serenity Ruth, daughter of Tony and Sarah Van Zee, born July 23. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

WORSHIP MINISTRY NOTES:

Worship / Musical gifts of many kinds are encouraged in our worship ministry.  If you have a vocal and/or instrumental talent you’d like to share, please contact our Worship Coordinator, Barbara Boertje DeVries (worship@pella2crc.org)!

Adult Choir will resume weekly Wednesday rehearsals on August 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  If you haven’t sung with us before (or recently) but are considering, please join us!  See Barbara Boertje DeVries or any Choir member for encouragement!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Peoria Christian School Prayer Walk:  Join us on Saturday, August 17, at 7:00 a.m. to pray for the school year.  We want to start the year off right by joining together in prayer.  The prayer walk will last approximately an hour, and donuts and coffee will be supplied.

818 Forward With Faith – “Pop-up Anniversary Showing”: Mark your calendars to come and view the construction progress at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella on August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Donations in the amounts of $8.18, $81.80 or $818.00 will be entered into a prize drawing. In addition to the monetary donation, Cranberry Stone Bakery will once again be taking pre-orders for our anniversary fundraiser! Pre-order options are 6/$12 or 12/$24. Cupcake choices include: White Wedding Cake, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Strawberry Cream, Dutch Letter, Salted Caramel, and Oreo.  Orders need to be placed by August 10 to be picked up on August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella. We encourage you to pre-order as there will be limited cupcakes available on a first come first serve basis!  Place your order by emailing Ruth De Vries at lndvrs@iowatelecom.net OR call/text 641-780-3791. Thank you for your support!

Pathways of Pella 5K Run/Walk for LIFE is August 24, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Pella Christian High.  Registration fee is $30.00.  Register at our website (pathwayspella.org).

Peoria Christian School is participating in a Culver’s Fundraiser Monday, August 26, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Please stop by Culver’s Restaurant — 10% of the proceeds will go towards our school.  Our 5th-8th grade students will be there to help serve your food.

Join Bible League Volunteers for the “His Plan…Our Purpose” retreat on Thursday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Calvary CRC.  Among their guest speakers is author and former Mrs. Nebraska USA, Pam Schram.  She will encourage you with humor, joy, and inspiration.  Brochures are in your mailbox and on the table in the narthex.

STUDY HALL MONITORS:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a study hall monitor position for the 2019-20 school year.  This is a shared position that allows for some flexibility in hours.  A teaching certificate is not required.  If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org or at 641-204-2662.

FROM LE MAHIEU’s:  Dear Pella II,  We are so grateful for your recent gift to support our family and the efforts of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea.  We praise God for your faithful generosity to our family.  A new school year has started, and Doug is still teaching social studies classes to missionary children.  He is also helping out first semester teaching a high school Bible elective.  Benita is currently working in the Literacy office, organizing materials for various language groups.  We are praying for your congregation, especially for the ongoing construction project.  In Christ – Doug, Benita, Noah, and Tia Le Mahieu

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Financial Report
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Faith and Depression – Depression does not discriminate.  It affects believers and unbelievers alike and can feel like an oppressive and ever-present sense of darkness.  Join Groundwork as we study Psalm 88, Psalm 42, and John 16:33 to discover how scripture both reflects and speaks to the human experience of depression. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: The Autograph – Liz’s game-winning baseball is missing, and Lis knows just who took it.  Or does he?  Find out on this week’s Kids Corner.  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered:  Stories and Advice about Divorce, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Fred Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.’”  When an ambulance or fire truck passes, cultivate compassion with your kids by praying together for the people who may be hurt or sick or in trouble and for the people who are rushing to help them.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).