July 12, 2020

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

Prelude…………………………. Fairest Lord Jesus with As the Deer…………………………………….

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Sing…………………… Holy Spirit (You Are Welcome Here)…. led by Jon & Lindsay Golliet

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………………… Rescuer……………………….. led by Worship Team

*Sing…………………………………………. Goodness of God…………………………………………………..

Congregational Prayer, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer……………………………………………

Sing………………………………………….. O Praise the Name…………………………………………………

*Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 70…………………………………………………………………………………

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Dave & Ruth Stevenson………………….. Jeremiah 31:31-34;  Titus 3:3-7

Pew Bibles – pages 1227 & 1859

Sermon………………………………………… “Purification”…………………………………………………….

“The Holy Spirit” Series, Part 5

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

*Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing……………………………… Love Divine, All Loves Excelling….. Celebration #648:1, 2, 4

*Blessing, Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………………………. Missions Fund

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

Leading in Worship:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSJuly 19:  Pella Food Shelf; July 26:  With Love Toy Ministry

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Elsie Marie, born July 4 to Zach and Stacia Veenstra, and at the birth of a healthy boy, Theo Jay, born July 7 to Will and Taylor Vande Voort.  We thank God for these great gifts!

MONDAY:  On July 13, a congregational meeting is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

VOTING OPTIONS: Three voting options will be available for the July 13 congregational meeting.  These are being offered in recognition of pandemic precautionary measures and to help encourage participation. Please select one of the following three options:

Option A – In-person ballot at the July 13 congregational meeting.

Option B – Paper absentee ballot

  • Paper absentee ballots must be fully completed and placed in a sealed envelope with the signature and printed name of the voter on the outside of the envelope.  One ballot per envelope.
  • To return sealed ballots, please place them in the slot in the deacons’ door at the base of the NW stairs.
  • Ballots must be received by 5:30 PM on July 13.

Option C – Electronic absentee ballots

  • A link to the Breeze ballot was emailed to members on July 6.  The voter’s name and email address are required when completing the Breeze ballot.  One submission per member.
  • Votes must be submitted via Breeze prior to 5:30 PM on July 13.

All absentee ballots are subject to an approved motion to accept them at the congregational meeting.  Thank you in advance for your participation – Pella II Council

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Garrett, son of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born June 16. The table will be available through July 26. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school.  Because of the challenging time for purchasing items this year, we are asking for cash donations.  If you wish to help purchase school supplies for needy children, please place your donation in an envelope marked “School Supplies” and put it in the offering plate, or mail it to church with “Attn: School Supplies” on the envelope. These donations need to be received by today, July 12.

OFFERING:   Our offering today will go to the “Missions Fund”.  Our offering July 19 will go to the “Pella Food Shelf”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If QR Codeyou 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 scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

SUPPORT PC BY ENJOYING SWEET CORN:  Little Eagle, a financial supporter of Pella Christian Schools, will be selling sweet corn for a free will donation.  Sales are anticipated on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 21 to August 6, dependent on crop supply and field conditions.  Sweet corn can be picked up at the Pella Christian Grade School Parking Lot on the corner of Hazel and Franklin Street beginning around noon until supply runs out.  No pre-orders are needed for pick-up at PCGS.  Those wanting bulk orders (5 dozen or more) can pre-order and receive delivery by a Pella Christian Football Player within Pella City Limits.  Pre-order your bulk sweet corn at this link:  https://forms.gle/ve62uifapLDcBUcM6

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 25 (orders due July 20).  The order form is on the table in the narthex, on the camp’s website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or  you can call 641-628-2160.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  God Answers Job – Job gets the opportunity many of us wish for:  God himself enters the conversation and answers him.  The experience is a humbling one for Job.  Join Groundwork as we study Job 38-42 to see how God answers Job then unpack what God’s response teaches us about shy bad things happen to good people. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  A Fair Shake – Liz has questions about the money he earns, while Lucille questions a test score.  It’s not fair!  It’s time for some justice!  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the KC Sketchbook and draw and color your favorite Kids Corner characters (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION:  “Family is about the forming of persons…While in one sense a person is simply what we are as human beings, we are also able to become — to grow in capacities that are only potentially present within us at first.  Family helps form us into persons who have acquired wisdom and courage” — from The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch, Baker Books 2017

SAFE CHURCH MINISTRY:  Webinar: Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Matters – Safe Church Ministry is hosting the next webinar in our 2020 series on Wednesday, July 29th at 12 pm EDT. The topic will be Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Matters: Implications for Serving Those that Have Experienced Trauma and Adversity. This event will be led by Tara Boer, Safe Church Coordinator of Classis Iakota and Classis Heartland. Join the Zoom meeting at https://crcna.zoom.us/j/97045620205?pwd=RHRRSng2K2FTL0tYY2N2WE9wdGtlQT09 * Meeting ID: 970 4562 0205; Password: 541830