February 4, 2018

February 4, 2018 Second Christian Reformed Church 9:30 A.M.

Prelude He Leadeth Me

O Worship the King

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

*Song of Global Praise            Jesus Shall Reign

Scripture, read by Jacob Vaverka            Mark 10:46-52

Pew Bibles – page 1572

Prayer of Confession – inspired by Mark 10:46-52, responsively

Assurance of Forgiveness (Hebrews 7:25)

Congregational Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God With Love Toy Ministry

Offertory: Have Thine Own Way, Lord

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

Children’s Message……….. Bev De Vries

*Songs of Illumination……….. Open Our Eyes, Lord……….. Celebration #633

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Sermon “What Does It Mean to Really See?”


*Sing……….. Be Thou My Vision……….. Celebration #562:1, 2……….. ………..


*Sing……….. Be Thou My Vision……….. Celebration #562:4……….. ………..

*Postlude……….. ………..

Worship Leader: Mr. Dave Stevenson; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Intergenerational Praise Band

* = Please stand if able.



Combined First CRC and Second CRC
February 4, 2018 6:00 P.M.

Prelude 10,000 Reasons

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

A Time of Praise – More of Your Favorites

* Now with Joyful Exultation Psalter #184:1, 2, 4

* My Jesus, I Love Thee Psalter #440:1-All, 2-Men, 4-All

Just As I Am, Without One Plea Psalter #424:1, 2-All, 3-Women, 5-All

Anthem His Grace Is Sufficient for Me

Evening Prayer, concluding with “The Lord’s Prayer”………..

Scripture Reading Matthew 6:1-18

Pew Bibles – page 1503

Sermon “Identity Disclosed”


Giving Our Firstfruits to God With Love Toy Ministry

Offertory: Seek Ye First

*Response, singing Seek Ye First Celebration #713:1, 2



Minister: Pastor Brad Meinders; Organist: Joyce Boender
Women’s Ensemble; Phyllis De Vries, pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.



OFFERINGS: February 11: Creation Station Christian Preschool; February 18: General Fund; February 25: Pella II Cadets

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Sharesa Van Arendonk, Lisa Vos, Taryn Hugen; February 11: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Emily Boender, Alexa Matherly

C4C LEADERS: February 11: Nia Hoekstra

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Debra Klyn; South Doors: Robert Rus; February 11:   East Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; North Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; South Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra

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

Today: Joyce Vander Molen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; February 11: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Gary Vander Molen; February 11: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

This morning Mr. Dave Stevenson will lead our worship service.

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.

5:15 p.m. – Women’s Ensemble rehearsal.

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday will be Pastor Dale and Gloria’s last Sunday with us. After the morning service you are invited to go downstairs to bid them farewell and to enjoy some refreshments.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Dale Slings will be preaching.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Ron and June Kramer on the death of June’s sister, Trudy Wehrle, on January 25. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen them in this loss.

We wish a happy birthday to Ron Kramer who will celebrate his 80th birthday on February 7, and to John Van Woerkom who will celebrate his 87th birthday on February 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the many expressions of sympathy given to me and my family. I appreciated your kindness and compassion that was shown to me.” – Elizabeth Uitermarkt

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: 11:30 OTL will meet for lesson one in Wiser Together. Respond on the OTL Facebook page Monday if you need a lunch provided for you. We’re just getting started ladies, so if you want to join, this is a great time! Call Bev with questions, 641-780-3180, or just come to KCWN, 304 Oskaloosa Street.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement.

Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 10. All ladies are welcome to join us!

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

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

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.

THANK YOU: Thank you to everyone who donated to the GEMS hygiene packs. We greatly appreciate your generosity!

NEW INTERIM PASTOR: Pastor Tim Brown will start serving as the Interim Pastor at Pella 2 on February 18 and serve through April 22. He will be moving into the parsonage around February 14. Please make sure to welcome him to our church and thank him for serving us. Pastor Brown was pastor of three CRC’s during his 38+ years of ministry: Lucas CRC, Lucas, MI (1978-1985), Dearborn Christian Fellowship CRC, Dearborn, MI (1985-1995), and First CRC, Edgerton, MN (1995-2017). In June 2017 he retired as senior pastor at First Edgerton. Pastor Brown’s wife Jean has served as an organist, Coffee Break women’s Bible study leader, and Latino children’s ministry leader. The Browns have four children and four grandchildren. They currently live near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a few hours away from their grandchildren.

INSTALLATION: The Oskaloosa First Christian Reformed Church extends an invitation to the churches of our Classis to attend the Installation Service of Pastor Jonathan Spronk as our Lead Pastor. This special service, led by our part-time pastor, Paul Hoekstra, will be held today, February 4, at 12:45 p.m. The church is located at 815 North 11th. Everyone is welcome to come to this special service of praise and thanks to God!

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!

Everyone is invited to the K-2 musical program “Night of Praise!” on Thursday, 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.

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 will 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.


Ministry leaders are busy. They have a long list of things to do, and not enough time in the day to complete them all. 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.

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 High School is accepting applications for two full-time teaching positions: Family and Consumer Science and Vocational Agriculture. Interested applicants should contact Dan Van Kooten, Principal, at vankootend@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440.

Peoria Christian School is seeking to hire a full-time principal/administrator with upper elementary teaching responsibilities. You may check out the whole job description on the web at http://www.peoriachr.org/

Oskaloosa Christian School is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Principal beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. More information, including a job application, is available at www.oskaloosachristian.net. If you have specific questions, please contact Board President Jim Eveland at evelandjs@gmail.com or 641-680-5350.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL now offers a Pre-K program with a low student to teacher ratio. Free bussing home is available in the Pella area. Check it out at peoriachr.org or call 625-4131.

XO MARRIAGE CONFERENCE: Federated Fellowship Church will host a global simulcast of the XO Marriage Conference on February 9 and 10. The cost is $30 per couple or $15 per person. Register at federatedfellowship.org. Learn more about the conference at xomarriage.com.


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