February 11, 2018

February 11, 2018 Second Christian Reformed Church 9:30 A.M.

Prelude God the Omnipotent Ruth Stevenson, pianist

God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

*Sing 10,000 Reasons led by Praise Band

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

Anthem Go Not Far from Me, O God Adult Choir

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Creation Station Christian Preschool
Offertory: Creation Station video

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ).

*Sing……….. Lead On, O King Eternal……….. Celebration #724:1, 3

What a Day That Will Be Celebration #762:1-2

Scripture, read by Anne Bokhoven            Micah 4:1-8

Pew Bibles – page 1444

Sermon “Your Kingdom Come”


*Sing……….. By the Sea of Crystal……….. Psalter #469:1-3

A Time of Thanksgiving……….. ……….. ………..

*Sing……….. Hear the Call of the Kingdom………..


*Sing……….. Hear the Call of the Kingdom……….. ……….. ………..


All are invited to go downstairs to bid Pastor Dale & Gloria farewell and to enjoy refreshments.

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult Choir; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.


Combined First CRC and Second CRC
February 11, 2018 6:00 P.M.

Prelude I Surrender All

I Love to Tell the Story

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

A Time of Praise

Duet Antiphonal Praise

* My God, How Wonderful Thou Art Psalter #328:1, 2, 3, 5

* The Lily of the Valley Celebration #626:1-3

Jesus Is All the World to Me Celebration #512:1-4

Evening Prayer………..

Sing……….. Be Still and Know……….. Celebration #585:1-5

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Creation Station Christian Preschool

Offertory: Abide with Me

Scripture Reading Matthew 8:1-17

Pew Bibles – page 1507

Sermon “And the Healing Miracles of Jesus”


*Sing I Then Shall Live Celebration #604:1, 2


*Sing I Then Shall Live Celebration #604:3


Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Vocal Duet: Judy Van Zee, Sarah Van Zee; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.




OFFERINGS: February 18: General Fund; February 25: Pella II Cadets

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Emily Boender, Alexa Matherly; February 18: (A.M.) Judy Van Zee, Arlys Veenstra, Nathaniel Veenstra

C4C LEADERS: Today: Nia Hoekstra, Lindsay Golliet

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; North Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; South Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; February 18: East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Kurt and Emily Boender; South Doors: Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; February 18: Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Kathleen De Haan – C; Marilyn Vander Molen – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; February 18: Sherwin Klyn

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

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

Today is the last Sunday Pastor Dale and Gloria will be with us. After the morning service everyone is invited to go downstairs to bid them farewell and to enjoy some refreshments.

Church School will meet from 10:50-11:35.

There will be a Council Chat at 11:00 in the sanctuary this morning.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.

NEXT SUNDAY: Pastor Tim Brown will begin as our interim minister.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching.

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

WEDNESDAY: GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cadets will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Adult Choir will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (rehearsal beginning upstairs).

THURSDAY: The Let’s Remember scrapbooking small group will meet in the church basement, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

Everyone is invited to the K-2 musical program “Night of Praise!” on February 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School gym. K-2 students are asked to arrive to their classrooms by 6:10 p.m. We will be celebrating God’s love for us and our love for others. This is the first of two elementary programs this semester. The second event, the third through fifth musical, will be held on Thursday, April 19. This is the night before “A Grand Day” to be held on April 20 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

2018 CRC YEARBOOK: Anyone who would like to order a 2018 Yearbook should notify Ruth by February 20. The cost is $10.00.


The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Annual Pulled Pork Supper: Faith CRC’s Outreach Ministry invites you to their annual Pulled Pork Supper on Wednesday, February 21, with serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and a variety of homemade desserts. Free-will offering will be used to support in-country and out-of-country mission trips.

Winter Concert: The Pella Christian High music department invites you to attend their Winter Concert on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium. The Concert Band, Cantabile Choir and Concert Choir will be leading you in this evening of music. We will close the concert with a performance of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

Soup Supper: The junior class will hold a soup supper before the PCHS Winter Concert on February 22 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the commons. This is a freewill offering fundraiser to cover expenses for the Junior/Senior Banquet. Come out and enjoy a variety of soups along with breadsticks, cookies and drinks before you enjoy the band and choir performances.

Pella Christian Grade School’s Winter Bash (previously called Spring Fling) will be happening on February 23 at Pella Christian High School. Families and supporters are encouraged to come watch “Pete’s Dragon” on the big screen! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 7:00 p.m. It will be a soup supper with a free-will donation as well as a concession stand which will serve candy, pop, popcorn, and pizza. In addition, Cranberry Stone will be selling cupcakes and cookie cake. As in previous years, there will be a gift certificate booth, silent auction, and prize drawings for the kids.

Communicating in the church can seem like an impossible task. Does “communication” really matter? Learn how good communication can help your ministry thrive and what you can do to make communication at your church a streamlined process, without adding hours to your workload. Join Bryan Haley of Church Juice, a ministry of Back to God Ministries International dedicated to energizing church communications, for a special seminar sponsored by Classis Central Plains at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at Calvary CRC.

Peoria Christian School is having its annual Hostess Supper on February 24 at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to come and have not yet been invited, please call the school office at 625-4131 to rsvp.

Creation Station Christian Preschool is gearing up for registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents or guardians who are considering enrolling their children in Three School, Preschool, One to Grow On, or Spanish Immersion Preschool should complete the intention form online at pellachristian.net available Tuesday, February 27, at 9:00 p.m. or fill out an intention form provided in the Pella Christian Grade School office.

Kinder Camp, a kindergarten experience for kids turning five by September 15, 2018, will be held Thursday, March 1, from 8:45-10:15 a.m. or 12:45-2:15 p.m. A Spanish Immersion Kinder Camp will be held Thursday, March 1, from 12:45-2:15 p.m. To sign up your child for Kinder Camp or more information, call the PCGS office at 628-2414.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night for parents to learn more about our Christ-centered Kindergarten in both English and Spanish programs and curriculum will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School Music Room.

Parent Preview Night: Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night to be held Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting. Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

SPRING BREAK 2018! Are you ready to make a difference while making new friends and having fun? Join Lake View Camp as we head south to warmer weather and help families in need! Lake View will be offering a spring break work trip to Gretna, Florida, March 9-17. The trip is open to all high school students, college students, and adults. Registration and more information are available at www.lakeviewconference.com or call us at 628-2160. There are also registration forms on the bulletin board downstairs.


Pella Christian Grade School has the following openings for the 2018-19 school year. More detailed job descriptions are available upon request.

  • K-8 Physical Education Teacher -The primary teaching responsibilities include teaching K-8 Physical Education.
  • Food Service Director – This position oversees the food service program at PCGS with typical work hours from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during school days.   Additional office hours occur during off days and the summer.
  • Food Service Worker – This is a part-time hourly food service worker position with typical work hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • K-8 Music Teacher – The primary teaching responsibilities include teaching K-8
  • Second Grade and Middle School Teacher in Spanish Immersion – Each position teaches all subjects in Spanish so that the students learn Spanish as a second language through content material. The candidate must be a committed Christian teacher who is fluent in Spanish and proficient in English. Interested applicants can contact gomezre@pellachristian.net.

Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Interested applicants can find materials on the employment portion of the PCGS website at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm or contact David Te Grotenhuis (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net) for more information.

Peoria Christian School is seeking to hire a full-time principal/administrator with upper elementary teaching responsibilities. Whole job description at www.peoriachr.org/


  • February Council Report
  • Huyser’s Prayer Letter
  • The Reporter, PCHS publication