February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018 Second Christian Reformed Church 9:30 A.M.

Prelude How Majestic Is Your Name

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

Mission Moments Glenda Van Woerkom, Kathleen De Haan

*Jesus Shall Reign led by Cadet Praise Band, Adult Choir

*Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Cadet Landmarks Shane Tukker

Cadet Litany “God Seeking Us” Led by Cadets and Counselors

*Sing Living for Jesus Celebration #605:1, 2

Cadet Update

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Pella II Cadets

Offertory: Cadet Activities Slideshow

Little Prayer            Ethan Tukker, Pianist

Military March            Carson Tukker, Kaden Van Wyngarden,

Caleb Van Arendonk, Trombonists

Amazing Grace            Ryley Hoekstra, Tubist

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

Scripture, read by Carson Tukker            John 17:6-16

Pew Bibles – page 1680

Sermon “Jesus’ Great Prayer (2): ‘Protect Them’”

Congregational Prayer

*Sing……….. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God……….. Psalter #444:3, 4……….. ………..



Interim Minister: Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender

Praise Band Cadets: Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker – Vocalists;
Kaden Van Wyngarden – Guitarist; Carter Vos – Drummer
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.




OFFERINGS: March 4: GEMS; March 11: Crossroads Prison Ministries; March 18: Christian Education Fund; March 25: Pella Christian Grade School Build Project; March 30 (Good Friday): Gideons

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Sharon Walker, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven; March 4: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Melissa Tukker, Adalynn Van Arendonk

C4C LEADERS: Today: Crystal Schreur

GREETERS: Today:   Cadets; February 25: GEMS

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

Today: Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 4: Lisa Vos – C,J; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Bill Wilson – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Vander Molen; March 4: Jason Van Arendonk

MARCH USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Brian Van Kooten, Phil Slings; North Side: Bob Spencer; South Side: Tony Van Zee

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 leader is Crystal Schreur.

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

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

Prayer Team is meeting this morning at 10:50 (approx.) in the north tower room for a time of prayer for our church and for other needs. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Missions/Outreach will meet at 4:30 p.m. today.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching. The offering is for the Christian Opportunity Center.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching. The offering will be for World Renew.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Addilyn Grace, on February 20 to Jacob and Regina Vaverka. We thank God for this great gift!

“Thank you for the many cards and birthday wishes. I enjoyed them very much. God is good all the time!” – John Van Woerkom

Pastor Tim Brown’s contact information: email – tjb654@gmail.com; cell phone – 507-215-0715.

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

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

Adult Choir Rehearsal from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (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.

Aaron Baart, Dean of Chapel at Dordt College, will give a presentation for parents, youth leaders, and other adults on youth culture on Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Pella Christian High School. Baart has been researching why Gen Z is leaving organizational church and in many ways, Christianity, in such high numbers and what we can do as parents and churches to stem the tide. At Dordt College, Baart teaches, writes, preaches, and spends time regularly with students. He is the co-founder and president of One Body One Hope, a community-development and church-planting ministry in Liberia, West Africa, where he visits regularly. He will be leading the Spiritual Renewal Days for students at Pella Christian High School on March 1 & 2.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Rhett Joseph, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma, born on February 10. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

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 Pella Christian Grade School office at 628-2414.


Mar. 4 -6:00 p.m. at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders preaching. (First, Second)

Mar. 11 -6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (First, Second, Faith)

Mar. 18 -6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Tim Brown preaching. (First, Second, Faith)

Mar. 25 -6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (First, Second, Faith)


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

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.

Peoria Christian School will hold Kindergarten Round-Up on March 7 from 8:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact Peoria Christian School’s office with the names of any child who is interested in attending. We would like to send them a personal invitation.

Spring Drama Production: Pella Christian High School will end their successful theatre season this spring with The Crucible, a powerful drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, it is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Under the direction of Van Peursem, The Crucible will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, with tickets going on sale March 5.

Cadet-O-Rama will be held on March 24 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Vermeer Pavilion. Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is accepting applications for a full-time resource room teaching position. Interested applicants should contact Dan Van Kooten, Principal, at vankootend@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440.

DUTCH LETTERS: Peoria Christian School Circle is once again selling delicious homemade Dutch Letters. These are perfect for Easter, Tulip Time and Mother’s Day! Order forms are available at the school office or by contacting Michelle De Haan. The cost is $48 for a dozen (12), $25 for ½ dozen (6) and individual letters are $4.25. All orders are due by Monday, March 5. The Dutch Letters will be made on Saturday, March 17 (starting at 8) and all orders must be picked up that afternoon from either the school gym or Lisa Vermeer’s home in Pella. Please contact Michelle De Haan at 641- 660-7373 or nmdehaan@windstream.net if you have any questions or to place an order.



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