January 12, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 12, 2020                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………… Be Thou My Vision…………………………………………………

Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord; Open My Eyes

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship – based on Isaiah 43:16-19………………………………………………………………….

Leader:  This is what the LORD says, he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters.

ALL:    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!”

Leader:  “Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”

ALL:    O Lord, in this new year we believe that you will do a new thing as we trust in you.

Leader:  Lead us, make a way for us, and show us your path.

ALL:    Be our guide, be our vision, and be our wisdom.  Amen.

Sing………………………………………….. Be Thou My Vision………….. Celebration #562:1, 2, *4

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………… Who You Say I Am………………………………………………….

*Sing……………………………………………… Great I Am……………………………………………………….

New Mission Venture in Nigeria……………………………………… Pastor Ryan and Jody Faber

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer………………………………………….

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………… Youth Unlimited

Offertory Video: Resonate Global Mission – “Teaching in Nigeria – Ryan and Jody Faber”

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Matt and Lisa Vos…………….. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8;  Hebrews 1:10-12; 13:8

Pew Bibles – pages 1037 & 1863

Sermon…………………………………………… “Seasons”……………………………………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………………. All Is Well……………………………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………………. All Is Well chorus………………………………………………….

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

Pastor: Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for January 12, 2020

OFFERINGSJanuary 19:  General Fund (Hospitality Focus); January 26:  Resonate Global Mission

NURSERYToday: Susan Pierson, Allison Van Wyngarden, Ethan Tukker; January 19:  Kim Roose, April Nieuwsma, Rob Schreur

C4C LEADERToday:  Nia Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; North & South Doors:  Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; January 19:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North & South Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma

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

Today: April Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C; Sharon Walker – C,S; January 19:  Joyce Boender –  C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Brian Van Kooten; January 19:  Ken Van Woerkom

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 after the offering.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leader is Nia Hoekstra.

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

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

Pastor Ryan and Jody Faber, our new mission partners, will join us for worship and host a presentation after this morning’s service.  Everyone is invited to come to the sanctuary around 10:50 a.m. to hear about the work God has called Ryan and Jody to in Nigeria.

Adult Choir will meet at Calvary CRC at 5:20 p.m. to sing for the 6:00 worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for worship. Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the book of Exodus.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning Rev. Joe Brummel will be preaching at our worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will have our joint worship service at Calvary CRC. Pastor Nate Klingenberg will preach on the book of Leviticus.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Esther Van Gent who will celebrate her 88th birthday on January 14 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“I want to thank the congregation for the birthday cards, well wishes and your words of encouragement.” – Ray Veenstra

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

The all-church prayer meeting has been canceled this week.

WEDNESDAY:  The Quilting Small Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. New members are welcome! Call Karen Spencer for more information.

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

Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m., to sing in worship Sunday, January 19.

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

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

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTALISTS:  Please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries for opportunities to play in worship!

CHURCH DIRECTORY LISTING CHANGES:  If  changes need to be made in your listing in the church directory, they can be written either in a directory placed on the table in the narthex or downstairs, OR in the online directory.  You can also call the church office (628-2966) or email secretary@pella2crc.org. For those who have access to the online directory, the information listed there is what will be used in the paper directory.

LIFE GROUP UPDATE:  On Sunday, February 2, we will begin a new Life Group (we already have 4 full groups meeting). Life groups are small groups of around 8 to 12 people that faithfully meet together to share life, study God’s Word, support one another, and serve others. They give us a place to connect, and a time when we can encourage one another and grow deeper in our walk with the Lord.

You’ll be hearing more about Life Groups at our Sunday Services. There’s a sign-up sheet in the lobby and in the basement (just to your right as you enter the Fellowship Hall). Our first meeting will be from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (due to the Super Bowl starting at 5:30 p.m.). We may move our group to a later time if everyone wants to do so. Please sign up if you’re interested, and we’ll contact you soon.

THANK YOU:  Dear Pella II, We want to thank you deeply for your support for the work of Bible translation throughout 2019.  Your partnership has been a huge blessing to our family as we continue to serve in Papua New Guinea.  We pray that your congregation will have a fruitful 2020 in serving our Savior, especially as you make important decisions.  Please pray for the upcoming dedication of the Bau storybook Bible scheduled for March. This is a huge milestone for the Bau people.  Our desire is that this book will clearly communicate the gospel to the Bau language area.  In Christ, Doug, Benita, Noah, and Tia Le Mahieu

PCHS TEACHING OPENINGS:  Pella Christian High has the following teaching openings for 2020-21: (1) Middle School and High School Choir Director, (2) High School Math Instructor and (3) Spanish Immersion instructor.  Interested candidates may contact Principal Dan Van Kooten (vankootend@pceagles.org) for more information.  The teacher application packet for these openings is available on the Pella Christian High School website (www.pceagles.org).  Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • 2020 Pella II Missions Fund Update
  • Forward With Faith newsletter

 

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