January 26, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 26, 2020                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………….. Holy Is the Lord……………………………………………………

Holy, Holy, Holy

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Call to Worship – Responsive Reading (based on Psalm 99)……………………

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………….. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty……… Celebration #3:1-4

*Sing………………………………………….. Holy Is the Lord………………………….. Celebration #75

Sing……………………………………………… Build My Life……………………………………………………..

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

Announcements………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………….. Resonate Global Mission

Choir Anthem:  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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

*Sing………….. Doxology – Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow. Celebration #815

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Alexis Vos…………………………………………………………….. Ephesians 6:1-4
Pew Bibles – page 1823

Sermon……………………………….. “Honoring Your Parents”……………………………………………

“The Christian Family Series, Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………………………………. Build My Life……………………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………. Build My Life chorus………………………………………………..

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

Pastor: Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trumpeter:  Robert Rus; Worship Team; Worship Leader:  Jon Golliet
Adult Choir, Phyllis De Vries – Accompanist, Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for January 26, 2020

OFFERINGSFebruary 2: Crossroads Prison Ministries; February 9:  Office of Social Justice; February 16:  Christian Education Fund; February 23:  Pella II Cadets

NURSERYToday: Kala Talsma, Arlys Veenstra, Kaden Van Wyngarden; February 2:  Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra, Alexa Matherly

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper; North and South Doors:  Jon and Lindsay Golliet; February 2:  East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder

C4C LEADERToday:  Lindsay Golliet

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

Today: Lindsay Golliet – C,J,S; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; February 2:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Taylor Vande Voort – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Gary Vander Molen; February 2:  Jeff Van Kooten

FEBRUARY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Gary Kuiper, Brian Van Kooten; North Side:  Jon Van Haaften; South Side: Tony Van Zee

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 Lindsay Golliet.

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.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church, Faith CRC and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for worship. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the book of Numbers.

NEXT SUNDAY:  We look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church, Faith CRC and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Bierma will preach on the book of Deuteronomy.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “I wish to thank all those who made my birthday special.  The congregation, family and friends made it more than a day to remember.” – Esther Van Gent

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

All-church prayer meeting at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

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!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m.  The topic is “Jesus Served Others”.

Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 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.

LIFE GROUP UPDATE:  Next 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 on February 2 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.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Resonate Global Mission”.  Our offering February 2 will go to “Crossroads Prison Ministries”.  Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by going to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR DIRECTORY LISTING?   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. Please makes necessary changes by February 4.

PCHS HOMECOMING:  Pella Christian High School invites you to attend their Homecoming activities on Friday, January 31, beginning at 1:00 p.m. sharp in the Vermeer Auditorium, with chapel.  Class competitions will follow in the gym and the activities will conclude with the introduction of the Homecoming Court at approximately 3:00 p.m. The PCHS constituency is welcome to join us for these activities as well as the evening basketball games with Indianola.  The JV girls game will tip off at 4:45 p.m. followed by the varsity girls at 6:15 p.m. and the varsity boys to follow at 7:45 p.m.

THE WELL invites you to their Good Grief Resource Nights.  Winter can be long, cold and lonely.  Each evening will feature a different speaker with topics to help you adjust to life without your loved one.  The time is 7:00-8:00 p.m. at The Well.  You are free to bring friends or family.  The evening is designed to be informative and comfortable. The schedule is as follows:  January 27Spiritual Help with Grief presented by Rev. Bob Johnson; February 10Making a Memory Keepsake presented by Angela Van Roekel; February 24Mindfulness and Other Grief Supports presented by Jean Holthaus, LISW; March 9Am I Grieving Right? Presented by Gina Jansen, LISW

ADVANCE NOTICES:

818 Forward With Faith’s 3rd Annual Dessert Dash will be Friday, February 7, at Sun Valley Barn in Pella. It will start with a silent auction from 4:00-6:00 p.m., followed by supper and desserts.  We will also hear an inspirational message from Former Navy Seal, Patrick Bisher.  Please RSVP to promotion@forwardwithfaith.org OR click “going” on our Facebook event!

Pathways of Pella will have their Spring Fling on Saturday, March 28.  More information and a form to use if you would consider hosting a table for our church can be found on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.

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:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Courageous Faith in Vulnerable Times – When we feel vulnerable in our culture and communities because of our Christian faith, we can turn to Esther for the wisdom we need to continue living faithfully.  Join Groundwork as we study Esther 1-4 to learn how to have courageous faith in vulnerable times. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: A Few Good Lizards – In this week’s episode Liz and Lucille think they will have no problem finding 50 good people in Terrene, but as they meet with friends and family, they find it is not as easy as they thought.  Will Morrie, Grandpa Anole or Granny Anole even make the list?    Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s Valentine Card Collection to share with family and friends.  kidscorner.net/activities

AT HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – “Pausing with children to read and to wonder about meanings in words and in illustrations of Bible stories is a spiritual practice,” writes Elizabeth Caldwell in I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible.  For a list of some wonderful Christian picture books the Faith Formation Ministries team loves and recommends, visit tinyurl.com/FFMpicturebooks