January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Welcome and Call to Worship from Isaiah 60:1-2

Anthem Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come Adult Choir

Our Declaration of Trust and God’s Greeting

Congregation of Jesus Christ, in whom are you trusting?

Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

Grace, mercy, and peace to you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Sing We Three Kings Celebration #288

1 – Trio; vs. 2-4 – Soloists; *vs. 5 – All

(All singing Refrain after each verse)

*Sing            As with Gladness Men of Old            Celebration #290:1-3

Time of Confession

Response, singing after each prayer            God, Be Merciful to Me            Psalter #94

The Assurance of Pardon

Congregational Prayer

*Sing O Little Town of Bethlehem Celebration #250:4

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Cary Truck

Offertory: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Scripture Matthew 2:1-12

Pew Bibles – page 1497

Sermon “What the Magi Pondered”


*Sing……….. As with Gladness Men of Old……….. Celebration #290:1………..


*Sing……….. As with Gladness Men of Old……….. Celebration #290:4………..

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trio: Dennis De Vries, Robert Rus, Corey Magnussen
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.



OFFERINGS: January 14: Youth Unlimited; January 21: Christian Education Fund; January 28: Christian Schools International

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Martha Uitermarkt, Kaden Van Wyngarden; January 14: (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Brooke Van Woerkom, Tessa Vander Molen

C4C LEADERS: January 14: Sharesa and Addie Van Arendonk

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; South Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; January 14: East Doors: Dave & Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Levi & April Nieuwsma; South Doors: Jamis & Sarah Christensen

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

Today: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; January 14: Lois Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jason Van Arendonk; January 14: Calvin Van Haaften


Joel and Jeannie Huyser – Tom De Vries, Ray Klyn

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu* – Ron Branderhorst, Marion Klyn

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham – Kathleen De Haan, Jim Gosselink

Justin Van Zee – Dennis De Vries, Elmer Kloosterman

* P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173; e-mail remains the same as in directory

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

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

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.

At 6:00 p.m. we will gather with First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will be preaching on Matthew 3:13-4:17, “Jesus’ Baptism and Temptations”.

NEXT SUNDAY: Installation of Elders and Deacons will take place next Sunday morning. Let us be faithful in our prayers for them as they take up their service in the new year.

At 6:00 p.m. next Sunday First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at Faith CRC. Pastor George Den Oudsten from Peoria CRC will be preaching.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Thank you for the cards, words of encouragement, and to the talented group who sang ‘Happy Birthday’.” – Ray Veenstra

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.

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 8. All ladies are welcome to join us!

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

Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) rehearsal 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 rehearsal, 7:00-8:05 p.m.

Men’s Ensemble rehearsal, 8:05-8:30 p.m.

MEN, PLEASE NOTE: Any men interested in singing in a Men’s Ensemble on January 28 are invited to practice with the Adult Choir men this Wednesday, 8:05-8:30 p.m., and next Wednesday evening.

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.


Special Pella Christian High School Society Meeting: All society members are invited to attend a special society meeting at PCHS at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16. The PCHS Society will vote on two proposals: first, adding a Vocational Agriculture program to the PCHS curriculum, and second, making a change to the governing board district structure. A VoAg Factsheet and Board Structure Factsheet are available on the school’s website at www.pceagles.org. Contact the school if you would like a copy of the Factsheets to be mailed to you.   We encourage school supporters to attend this important meeting on January 16.

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 Saturday, January 20, at PPI in Pella.

Family Leader’s Bob Vander Plaats to headline February 2 fundraiser for 818 Forward with Faith. Bob Vander Plaats, Family Leader’s CEO and author of “Light From Lucas”, about his son with disabilities, will be our speaker. In addition to the inspiration Vander Plaats will share, the evening will also include a silent auction, catered dinner and dessert dash. Proceeds will benefit Forward with Faith (forwardwithfaith.org), a community nonprofit raising funds to build a family-style home for men with disabilities in Pella. The event will be held at Federated Fellowship, 309 Roosevelt Road in Pella.  Auction browsing and bidding takes place from 5:00-6:00 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:15, followed by Vander Plaats’ presentation. Everyone is invited! Please contact Angie Vander Molen, angie.vandermolen@forwardwithfaith.org, or 641-204-1255, if you would like to attend or need more information.

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.