January 13, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 13, 2019                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Holy, Holy, Holy…………………………………………………..

Praise Him in the Morning

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………… My Lighthouse…………………………………………………….

* “The Nicene Creed”………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………………… We Believe……………………………………………………….

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

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

Offertory:  Rock of Ages

The children are invited to the front after offering is received.

Children’s Message…………………………. One Word…………………………………… Bev De Vries

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

Sing…………………………………. Jesus, Name Above All Names……………….. Celebration #86

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Barbara Boertje DeVries……………………………………. Ephesians 2:11-22……
Pew Bibles – page 1819

Sermon………………………………………… “The Nation”…………………………………………………….

“Amazing Grace” Series,  Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………. No Longer Slaves…………………………………………………. ……

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

*Sing………………………………….. No Longer Slaves (chorus)…………………………………………… ……

*Postlude……………………………………… My Lighthouse…………………………………………………….

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 13, 2019                Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………………… Thanks Be to Thee………………………………………………….

The Heavens Declare (Psalm 19)

The Lord Is My Light (Psalm 27)

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………. To God Be the Glory………………… Celebration #56:1-3……

*Sing……………………………………… Nothing but the Blood……………… Celebration #337:1-4

*Sing…………………………………………….. Jesus Saves!…………………. Celebration #438:1, 2, 4……

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………… Youth Unlimited
Offertory:  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sing………………………………………… Take Time to Be Holy……………… Celebration #656:1-3

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Peter 1:10-21……

Pew Bibles – page 1887

Sermon……………….. “Living as Non-Conformists in a Dying World”…………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………… O Jesus, I Have Promised…………… Celebration #676:1-3……

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

*Sing…………………………………… O Jesus, I Have Promised………………. Celebration #676:4……

*Postlude…………………………………….. Singing Medley……………………………………………………

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Pianist:  Gloria De Bruin
Song Leaders:  Wes & Arlys Veenstra

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJanuary 20:  Missions Fund; January 27:  General Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lindsay Golliet, Kim Vander Molen, Kirby Van Wyngarden; January 20:  (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Kala Talsma, Kaden Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERToday:  Crystal Schreur

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Tony and Sarah Van Zee; North Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; South Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; January 20:  East Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Robert Rus

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; January 20:  Emily Boender – C,J,; Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; January 20:  Sherwin Klyn

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.

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

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

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

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, Living a New Life of Love in an Angry World.  Offering is for Good Samaritan Free Clinic.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Ray and Lois Klyn on the death of Lois’ sister Cleora De Jong.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Esther Van Gent who will celebrate her 87th birthday on January 14 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our church family for so many kindnesses and prayers for Bryan’s recent foot surgery and recovery.  He was able to return to work this past week, which is a blessing, and continues to make good progress in the healing process. We thank God for His healing mercy and for the caring people who have supported us in so many ways.” – Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn

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 rehearsal (for 1st-6th Graders) 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 rehearsal 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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.

THE DORDT COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR from Sioux Center invites you to a concert at 12:45 p.m. today, January 13, at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa (815 North 11th St.).  Directed by Mr. Ryan Smit, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of choral music, including hymn arrangements, gospel, classics from Mozart and Brahms, multi-cultural songs from around the globe, and profound works from exciting new composers.  The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

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!

USHERS NEEDED:  The Council has approved of expanding the number of people available for ushering.  Women and/or couples who feel led to volunteer in this capacity, please call Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Logan Luke, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma, born on January 3. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

CHURCH DIRECTORY CHANGES?  Please check your listing in a church directory on the table downstairs or in the narthex to see if it is up to date.  If there are changes or additions that need to be made to your address, phone number or email address, please call the church office (628-2966), email secretary@pella2crc.org or write the change in one of the directories.

BackPack PROGRAM:  The number of students needing assistance from the Pella BackPack Program has increased.  Therefore, the BackPack Program is looking for help with food donations from area churches.  Pella II is asked to collect donations of single serving size of oatmeal packets and of raisins.  Please place donations in the box on the table downstairs by January 30.  Thank you for your help in providing assistance to children in need.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pella II Ladies Retreat Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9.  The sign-up sheet is located downstairs on the table.  Limited space available so check your calendars and sign up if interested!  If a little fun, food, and spiritual growth sounds inviting, join us!

Please plan to join us on February 8 for 818 Forward With Faith’s second annual Dessert Dash held at Pella Christian High School.  We will start with a silent auction from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by supper and desserts, and then hear an inspirational message from John O’Leary.  Please RSVP to promotion@forwardwithfaith.org or go to www.forwardwithfaith.org for more information.  We look forward to seeing you!

Peoria Christian School will have their Hostess Supper on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.  Please contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131 if you have any questions.  See you there!

THANK YOU:  Thank you so much for your financial and prayer support for New Life Prison Community this past year!  We also appreciate your Thanksgiving offering.  God continues to work through us at the Newton Correctional Facility, as we bring hope to the lost and help men to change their lives. – Pastor Rick and Rose Admiraal

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

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!  You can still join us for the first Perspectives class tomorrow night at Central College.  The Perspectives course will expose you to true stories of how God is using people like you, provide you with a greater perspective of what God is doing in the world and invite you to live your life with eternal significance and purpose.  We’re meeting on the first floor of the Maytag Student Center in the BMW rooms, 401 Broadway in Pella from 6:00-9:00 p.m. tomorrow.  Free parking across the street in the maintenance parking lot (former Webster school).  Register at www.perspectives.org, or just come check out the first class for free.  Contact Matt Diehl with questions: diehlm@central.edu.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • January Council Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Pleasing God Not People – Should we really trust all pastors equally?  What qualifies a person to share the gospel message? Join Groundwork as we examine 1 Thessalonians 2 to discover Paul’s teaching on authority and the importance of our discernment, motivation, and responsibility for the gospel message at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Walk It, Talk It – Liz and Spike want to figure out how to buy fancy shoes so they can be cool.  When their plans to raise money flop, they joke about stealing the shoes.  But it isn’t long before their joke causes big problems.  Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Collection of Memories Kit 2019 for a family activity today.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – It’s easy for kids to think of Bible people like Moses and David as mythical characters rather than real, flesh and blood, flawed people.  When you read Bible stories where the main character does something wrong (and there are many!), emphasize that God works through imperfect people, even when they make mistakes.  And share stories with your kids of how God is at work in your own imperfect life.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)