February 24, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 24, 2019                 Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say…………………………………………

What a Mighty God / He is Lord

Marigold – Trombone Solo by Carson Tukker; Susan Pierson, Pianist

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………………. Days of Elijah…………. led by Cadet Worship Team

*Sing………………………………….. Open the Eyes of My Heart…………………………………………..

Cadet Landmarks…………………………………………………………………………………. Shane Tukker

Cadet Litany……………………………….. “Be a Blessing”…….. Led by Cadets and Counselors

*Sing………………………………………….. Living for Jesus………………………… Celebration #605

1 – Cadets; vs. 4 – All

Cadet Update……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II Cadets

Offertory:  Cadet Activities Slideshow

            Let All Things Now Living….. Liam Nieuwsma, Piano

Holy Spirit, Hear Us ………….. Declan Tukker, Piano

Ode to Joy…………………………. Ethan Tukker, Piano

Gavotte……………………………… Ryley Hoekstra, Tuba; Phyllis De Vries, Piano

Children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ) following Gavotte.

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Wes Veenstra………………………… 2 Corinthians 9:6-12;  Genesis 12:2-3

Pew Bibles – pages 1803, 17

Sermon……………………………………….. “Be a Blessing”…………………………………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………………………………. Days of Elijah………………………………… vs. 2, chorus

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

*Sing……………………………………………. Days of Elijah………………………………………… Chorus

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 24, 2019              Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………………………….. Trust……………………………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………….. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name….. Celebration #16:1, 3, 4

*Sing…………………………….. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.. Celebration #21:1, 2, 3, 5

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

A Confession of Sins (based on Psalm 51), responsively………………………………………………

Anthem………………………… Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God…………………………… Choir

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II Cadets

Offertory:  Reflections in the Rain – Nia Hoekstra, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Peter 2:18-25

Pew Bibles – page

Sermon………………………….. “Working with Difficult People”………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………… I Surrender All…………………… Celebration #596:1-3

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

*Sing…………………………………………… I Surrender All………………………. Celebration #596:4

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

Choir, Phyllis De Vries – Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMarch 3:  GEMS; March 10:  World Renew – Disaster Response; March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sharon Walker, Barb Gosselink, Adalynn Van Arendonk; March 3:  (A.M.) Emily Boender, Melissa Tukker, Carter Vos

C4C LEADERSToday:  Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos, Brent Pierson

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Stu and Amy Bokhoven; North Doors: Steven and Kala Talsma; South Doors: Jamis and Sarah Christensen; March 3:  East Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan

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

Today:  JoAnn Boot – C; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 3:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; March 3:  Gary Vander Molen

MARCH USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Brian Van Kooten, Phil Slings; North Side:  Bob Spencer; South Side: Gary Vander Molen

Attention March 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.

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos and Brent Pierson.

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

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

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

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

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 3:1-6.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Sylvia Langstraat, Ray and Lois Klyn, Marion and Glenda Klyn, Sid and Mary Klyn and Les and Linda Klyn on the death of their brother, Lawrence Klyn, on February 15.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Lester Van Zee, Daryl and Judy Van Zee, and Tom and Sharon Walker on the death of their wife and mother, Gertrude Van Zee, on February 17, and to her extended family.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

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

WEDNESDAY:  Kingdom Kids will meet 5:30-6:50 p.m.

Children’s Choir will practice 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

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

Adult Choir will practice 7:00-8:30 p.m., beginning upstairs.

SATURDAY:  One-to-One Bible Reading:  You are invited to join together in diving into God’s Word as a Classis.  Classis Mission Committee is hosting a book discussion on March 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running no later than 12:00 p.m., at Calvary CRC in Pella.  The book we will be discussing is “One-to-One Bible Reading” by David Helm.  We will be brainstorming about how best to utilize it in our given congregations and hearing if churches have already used it and what worked.  Classis Mission Committee is excited about the work God is doing in each of the congregations in Classis Central Plains.  Questions – please contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will have a fundraiser for their 7th/8th grade students at Pella Pizza Ranch on Monday, February 25.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Parent Preview Night:  Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night to be held Tuesday, March 5, at 7:00 pm. 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.

Peoria Christian School Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  If you have children or know of any children that will be in Pre-K or Kindergarten, this would be a great way to see if Peoria is the school for you.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

Davis Folkerts will be presenting an organ recital in our sanctuary on Friday, March 8, at 12:05 p.m., as part of his Second Friday of the Month recital series.

Pella Christian’s final show of the theatre season is an audience-participation comedy, Murder’s in the Heir to be performed March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m.  The hilarious comedy, like the game Clue, gives almost every character a weapon, an opportunity, and a motive.  The audience’s ballots at intermission will determine what ending the cast will perform.  Reserve tickets are $6.00 for adults, free for PCHS students with ID, and $5 for all others.  Tickets go on sale March 4.

Freedom House Update:  March 28, 8:30-4:00 at Trinity Reformed Church is our next volunteer training.  The class is called: Mental Health First Aid for Youth!  Please RSVP to freedomhouse17@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.  Limit of 30 people.

DUTCH LETTERS:  Peoria Christian School is again making Dutch Letters.  Orders are  accepted through March 8 and can be placed by contacting any school family or by calling Michelle De Haan at 641-660-7373.  Each letter is $4.25 or six for $25 or 12 for $48.  Letters will be made on Saturday, March 23, and need to be picked up that day at the school or at Chris and Lisa Ver Meer’s in Pella.  Questions – call Michelle De Haan.

FROM LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Spend your Spring Break 2019 making 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 two different Spring Break Mission Trips – one to Refugio, TX from March 8-15 and the other to Mission, TX from March 15-23.  These trips are open to all high school and college students and adults.  Registration and more information are available on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Newsletter
  • 2018 Financial Reports
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Gift of Service – We use the word “service” in many contexts today: community service, worship service, military service, and more.  Study 1 Corinthians 12:1-7, John 13:12-17, and Romans 12:1-3 with Groundwork to remember the biblical definition of service and why it’s an important part of a Christian’s life.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Three Toes Willy – Liz discovers a superhero in a most unlikely place.  Who is this hero and where did that lizard come from?   Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Lent 2019 devotionals to lead your family’s Bible study as you prepare for Easter.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – Looking at mementos often sparks storytelling.  Create a “family faith box” in which you collect mementos of your faith journey together.  It could include baptism outfits, church bulletins from significant events, photos, wedding vows, and more.  Have fun at family gatherings looking at the mementos and sharing stories of God’s faithfulness. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

BIBLICAL GUIDE TO DISCIPLINE – Discipline is one of the most important — and challenging — responsibilities of parenting.  “Biblical Discipline: A Guide for Christian Parents,” an ebook from Family Fire, offers encouragement and answers your questions about child discipline.  Get the ebook with your free email subscription at FamilyFire.com/Discipline.