July 14, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 14, 2019                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………… Let All Things Now Living……….. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; O Worship the King

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ………………………………………. O Worship the King……………………… Celebration #104

1, 2 – All; vs. 3 – Men; vs. 4 – Women & Children; vs. 5 – All

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

*Sing………………………………………… Who You Say I Am………………………………………………….

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

GOD’S WORD

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………. General Fund (Family Ministry focus)

Anthem:  One Faith, One Hope, One Lord  – Vocal Quintet

Scripture, read by Anne Bokhoven…………………………………………………… Ephesians 4:7-13

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon………………………………………. “Body Building”…………………………………………………..

“Life Together” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Sing………………………………………… Break Dividing Walls……………………………………………….

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

*Sing………………………………… Break Dividing Walls chorus…………………………………………..

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Worship Team; Vocal Quintet: Glenda Van Woerkom, Judy Van Zee, Sarah Van Zee, Bruce Groenendyk, Nathan Groenendyk; Pianist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements – July 14, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 21:  Pella Food Shelf; July 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lisa Vos, Lindsay Golliet, Alexis Vos; July 21:  (A.M.)  Sarah Christensen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Nia Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors:  Alex and Merlita Agbuya; South Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; July 21:  East Doors: Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors:  Brent and Lisa Van Kooten

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

Today:  Bev De Vries – C,S; Taylor Vande Voort – C,J; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; July 21:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jeff Vander Molen; July 21:  Jason Van Arendonk

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

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

We invite visitors and members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs after the morning worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Fourth Commandment, Mark 2:23-3:6.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the Fifth Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Randy Kloosterman will have a port for chemo put in Monday.  That will need to heal for one week before he can have the treatments.  Continue to pray for Randy as he goes through this difficult time.

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

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on July 15.

FROM COUNCIL:  A Congregational Meeting was held on July 8.  A motion came from Council to approve the new building plans as presented by the New Building Committee.  The motion passed by a vote of 104 – 5.

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS?  Has God blessed you with a servant heart?  The Practical Care Team is looking for a host of helpers to meet needs such as providing meals, transportation, yard work, and whatever other opportunities may arise.  If you want to bless others while being blessed, please contact a member of the team (Brian Van Kooten, Brent Van Kooten, Wes Veenstra and Ryan Hoekstra).  We humbly ask you to share your gifts with those in need!

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school in August. Would you be able to help by purchasing one or more of the items needed and bring them to church by July 28?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

FREEDOM HOUSE will be at Pizza Ranch Wednesday, July 17, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Five percent of each guest check, plus tips, will go back to Freedom House. (10% will go back to Freedom House if you show the coupon which is posted on the bulletin board downstairs.)

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  How do you want to be remembered?  Many people work towards advancing the Kingdom of God, and Barnabas Foundation helps you achieve that goal.  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will help you develop the best possible plan to meet your family’s needs and to ensure the ministries closest to your heart will be cared for as well.  Jim will meet with families in our area on July 23 and 24.  Call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to get more details and to schedule your complimentary appointment.

Save the Date:  818 Forward With Faith “Pop-up Anniversary Showing” on August 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Come and see the construction progress at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella!  You can also buy some Cranberry Stone cupcakes or pick up cupcakes if you preordered. You can make a monetary donation of $8.18, $81.80 or $818.00 and put your name in a drawing for  prize, or just come and check things out!  We hope to see you there!

PCHS POSITION OPENING:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a Special Education Associate for this coming school year.  The position is for seven hours each day that school is in session.  Requirements are an ability to work with students, organization, and empathy for children with special needs.  The position includes one-on-one instruction as assigned by the classroom teacher as aligned with the student’s educational plan.  Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day school is in session.   If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 641-204-2662 or by email at vankootend@pceagles.org.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 15 for the first delivery, and July 29 for the second delivery to be sure to get your blueberries. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from, www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

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CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Jesus Changes Our Perspective – Do you think you know why Jesus taught in parables or how to be His disciple or even how God’s kingdom will grow in our world?  Join us as we study Mark 4 to learn the important truths he has to teach us about God’s kingdom and the heart of a disciple. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: When Bad Stuff Happens – What do you do when bad stuff happens to you?  Help Liz figure out how to handle a really bad day on this episode of Kids Corner. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Be on the lookout for God’s “footprints” in our world.  Ask your family, “Where did you see God today?”  Talk about the ways God used people or circumstances to comfort you, help you, and show you love. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

FAMILY FIRE:  Family Fire is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy.  Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com.