January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018 9:30 A.M.

Prelude If You But Trust in God to Guide You Ruth Stevenson, pianist

God Himself Is with Us

*Sing……….. God Himself Is with Us……….. Psalter #324:1-2

Holy, Holy, Holy! Psalter #318:1, *4

*Welcome and Call to Worship

Welcome of New Members

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*Sing            There Is Power in the Blood            led by Praise Team

The Name of the Lord

Installation of Elders and Deacons

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Youth Unlimited

Offertory: Amazing Grace

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

Anthem……….. Kumbaya……….. Adult Choir

Congregational Prayer

Sing Trust in the Lord Children’s Choir, Congregation

Scripture, read by Nia Hoekstra James 4:13-17

Pew Bibles – page 1884

Sermon “Remember Your God”


*Sing My Friends, May You Grow in Grace


*Sing……….. My Friends, May You Grow in Grace (chorus)……….. ………..

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Joyce Boender; Trumpeter: Robert Rus
Adult & Children’s Choirs: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.




OFFERINGS: January 21: Christian Education Fund; January 28: Christian Schools International

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Brooke Van Woerkom, Tessa Vander Molen; January 21: (A.M.) Regina Vaverka, Kim Vander Molen, Claire Braafhart

C4C LEADERS: Today: Sharesa and Addie Van Arendonk

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dave & Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Levi & April Nieuwsma; South Doors: Jamis & Sarah Christensen; January 21: East Doors: Calvin & Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Stu & Amy Bokhoven; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan

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

Today: Lois Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; January 21: Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Calvin Van Haaften; January 21: Brian Van Kooten

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

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

Installation of Elders and Deacons will take place this morning. New Elders are Ryan Hoekstra, Calvin Roose and Steve Roose. New Deacons are Corey Magnussen and Steve Talsma. Let us be faithful in our prayers for them as they take up their service in the new year.

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 Sharesa and Addie Van Arendonk.

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.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will gather with First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC. Offering is for Lakeview Camp.

NEXT SUNDAY: Mission Committee will meet on January 21 at 4:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. next Sunday First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at Faith CRC.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Dorell Uitermarkt suffered a mild stroke Thursday evening. He has also been fighting a fever. Continue to remember him and Elizabeth and their family in this time of waiting.

We wish a happy birthday to Glenda Klyn who celebrated her 82nd birthday on January 10 and to Esther Van Gent who celebrates her 86th birthday today, January 14, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to everyone who remembered me with cards, visits, phone calls and the many expressions of concern while I was hospitalized and throughout my recuperation. I have now been back at work for a full week, which is a blessing in itself. Your kindnesses have meant so much.” – Bryan Harthoorn

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

TUESDAY: All Pella Christian High School society members are invited to attend a special society meeting at PCHS at 7:00 p.m. on January 16. The Society will vote on two proposals: first, adding a Vocational Agriculture program to the PCHS curriculum, and second, making a slight change to governing board district structure. The VoAg motion is to add VoAg and FFA to the classes and programs offered at PCHS.  The governing board motion is to move one board position from both District I and District IV and add two At Large District positions.  A VoAg and Board Structure Factsheet is available on the school’s website at www.pceagles.org on the bottom right side of the homepage under Quick Links.

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

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

Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-8:05 p.m.

Women’s Ensemble rehearsal, 8:05-8:30 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.

MEN, PLEASE NOTE: Any men interested in singing in a Men’s Ensemble on January 28 are invited to our rehearsal on Wednesday, January 24, 8:05-8:30 p.m.

SEVENTH-TWELFTH GRADERS: Any 7th-12th graders interested in participating in our Youth Praise Team, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

FROM THE COUNCIL: At our last meeting the Council received the memberships of   Will Vande Voort from Peoria Christian Reformed Church, and Jon and Lindsay Golliet and their children, Noah, Jonah and Lilah from Sully Christian Reformed Church. We warmly welcome these new members to our fellowship with gratitude to God for bringing them into our church family.

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 that need to be made to your address, phone number or email address (either changing or adding), that have not already been reported, please call the church office (628-2966), email secretary@pella2crc.org or write the change in one of the directories.

ITEMS NEEDED: The GEMS girls are collecting hygiene items to create 45 hygiene packs to be included in the Pack the Backpack program. This program provides extra food for students on Friday to ensure they have enough to eat Saturday and Sunday and that they come back to school Monday ready to learn. The program is now including a hygiene pack twice a year to ensure students also have the necessary items to physically feel their best. The GEMS will be collecting items downstairs through January 31. Please see the sign-up sheet downstairs for a list of specific items and size examples.

FROM THE DEACONS: The Deacons would like to express their appreciation to our congregation for their faithful support of the church in 2017. God is good!

PCHS HEALTH CHALLENGE…New Year, New You: We encourage you to gain better fitness, AND your participation supports Winterim internships for PCHS students! See the link at pceagles.org and click on Pella Christian eHealth Challenge for more info. Consider joining friends, co-workers, Bible study groups, and encourage one another to better health and fitness in 2018. Team kick-off/weigh-in is set for this Saturday, January 20, at PPI in Pella.

NAMI: A free six-session educational program for parents and other caregivers of minor children with emotional and behavior difficulties will be held at The Well on Thursdays, February 1 through March 8, 6:30-9:00 p.m. See bulletin board for more details.

HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS NEED OUR HELP! There will be a World Renew mission/work trip to Port Arthur, Texas, February 17 through February 24. We will be doing various reconstruction work. Please respond by January 15. If you have any questions, or would like to join us, please contact Harold Van Wyk at 641-891-2038 or e-mail haroldtwyla@yahoo.com or Gary Van Engelenhoven at 641-660-0107.

IF:PELLA: What IF we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? At IF:Gathering 2018, we will look at one of Paul’s letters to Timothy as he reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel. Join us on Friday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of Third Reformed Church for a weekend of being equipped, encouraged, and sent out into our families and communities! See the bulletin board downstairs for more information and how to register.


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