July 22, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 22, 2018                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………. How Excellent Is Thy Name…………………………………………..

Exaltation

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………………………. led by Duet

*This Is My Father’s World……………………………………………………. Celebration #143:1-3……

*God of Wonders…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

God’s Will for Our Life – “Ten Commandments”…………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………… General Fund

Offertory: There Is a Savior

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

Children’s Message……………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………………………… Ancient Words……………………………………………………. ……

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………… Isaiah 40:11-17, 25-31
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Sermon………………………………………. “Eagle’s Wings”…………………………………………………..

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

Sing………………………………………….. On Eagle’s Wings ………………….. Duet, Congregation

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

*Response, singing……………….. On Eagle’s Wings chorus……………………………………………. ……

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

Interim Pastor:  Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Duet:  Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden
Guitarists: Calvin Van Haaften, Kaden Van Wyngarden; Bass Guitar: Will Van Wyngarden Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy; August 5: Christian Education Fund; August 12:  Areopagus (ISU Campus Ministry); August 19:  Luke Society; August 26:  The Well

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lisa Vos, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; July 29:  (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Kala Talsma, Taryn Hugen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; July 29:  East Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; North Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; South Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma

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; July 29: Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Gary Vander Molen; July 29: Jeff Van Kooten

AUGUST USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Shane Tukker, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Ken Van Woerkom; South Side:  Byron Van Zee

Attention August Ushers:  If you are unable to usher your scheduled time, please contact head usher, Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

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.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 19. The offering will be for Crossroads of Pella.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday will be the last Sunday Pastor Jack and Karen will be with us. We will take some time to thank them at the end of the morning worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 90.  The offering will be for Christian Schools International

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Norm Nieuwsma who will celebrate his 85th birthday on July 26, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

There will be a Congregational Meeting on July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to vote to extend a call to Pastor Paul Bradford.

Absentee ballots for Monday evening’s congregational meeting are available on the table in the narthex for those who cannot attend.  Please cast your vote and then place the ballot in a sealed envelope and sign your name to the outside of the envelope.  They can be returned to any council member before the meeting on Monday.

The Shepherding Elders will meet at 8:00 p.m.

FROM COUNCIL:  The elders are pleased to announce that Sarah Van Zee has professed her faith in Jesus as her Savior and Lord.  She will make her public profession next Sunday, July 29.

SIGN A BIBLE:  In recent years we have begun the practice of giving those who make public profession of faith a Study Bible signed by the members/families of the congregation.  In the narthex there is a Study Bible for you to sign for Sarah Van Zee who will be making public profession of her faith on July 29.  Please sign it today or next Sunday.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE REMINDER: If you signed up to donate school supplies for the Pella Food Shelf, please bring them to church no later than July 29?

PASTOR JACK’S SERMON NEXT SUNDAY:

July 29 – Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, Agape, and of Self Control; 1 Timothy 1:7

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  Remember to sign up to have your photo taken today or August 5, or submit a family photo if you would like your page updated in the photo directory.  There are also sheets on the tables in the back of church and downstairs if you want to update your information.  Photos and information can also be emailed to Susan at bpierson@iowatelecom.net.

AUGUST 19 PRAISE BAND:  Youth interested in playing and/or singing in a Praise Band on August 19, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

THANK YOU for generously supporting Angel Tree Camp by purchasing towels, shampoo and notebooks. With the help of KCWN listeners we were able to meet our goal; the supplies are packed and ready for kids going to Angel Tree camp tomorrow.

THANK YOU / REPORT FROM BRENDA AND TARYN:  Words cannot describe the incredible trip that we had to Sierra Leone.  We were beyond blessed in so many ways. Thank you for the prayers on our behalf, we could feel them!  Thank you for all of the supplies for the kids!  What a blessing to so many.  They are working on a transitional house for the kids that are aging out and won’t get adopted.  So, many of the supplies went there. What a fantastic idea that they have planted and cultivated to fruition. The kids, like most kids at orphanages, have no idea how to live on their own.  They have never had to fix a meal, go shopping, try to haggle on prices at the market, make their clothes, etc.

At the age of 18, kids are not supposed to still be in an orphanage.  Most places just send the kids out and let them fend for themselves.  TRS has a house that the older kids will move into, learn to cook, shop, get prepared to go on to further their education if able, etc.   They will still have the “Aunties” and they are hoping to find a set of house parents.  Think of not having any family and you are all on your own.  Even here in the U.S. that would be intimidating.  They are trying to determine how to proceed with kids that go on to school and where they can go during breaks.  Lots of details to work out, but they are doing some fantastic things and we were blessed to be a part of that.

We painted the kids’ rooms.  We heard the dreams that they have for the house and would love to share them with you.  They are beyond an orphanage, they truly want to help these kids succeed and are doing all they can to make it happen.  It’s a top notch organization and we are glad to be able to partner with them on trips.

We also took rice to the War Widows.  There is a fairly large group of women that had lost their husbands and banded together after the civil war.  They had been cutting wood in the mountains to survive but the government stopped them from doing that so they turned to farming.  What they can do by hand is not enough to provide for all of their needs.  They greeted us with such singing and dancing!  They were so happy that we had come to help them.  Some of them shared their stories and some just wanted to stand by you and smile and hold your hand.  They were so thankful.  We saw pictures of their massive gardens; they do such hard work in a climate that is not pleasant for that.  We were there during the rainy season and it just poured.  There was some localized street flooding and I am sure their crops were inundated.  It was good for their rice crop though.  This trip we were able to fulfill the command of helping both the orphans and the widows.  – Brenda & Taryn Hugen

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Hotcakes for Haiti:  Many Hands for Haiti is running their Hotcakes for Haiti free-will-donation breakfast to raise money to send 150 PET carts to Haiti.  The breakfast will run between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on August 5 at the Fellowship Hall at Third Church.  The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, yogurt and more!  Come before or after church and help give mobility to the lame in Haiti.

What will be your legacy?  Many Christians want to make a lasting statement about the importance of God’s Kingdom in their lives.  Because of our partnership with Barnabas Foundation, they provide charitable giving services to Christians like you seeking ways to honor God with the resources with which you have been blessed.  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will help you develop the best possible plan to meet your family’s financial and charitable goals.  Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area Monday, August 6 & Tuesday, August 7.  Call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim. To help you get started, you may also request a free special resource titled “7 Reasons to Review Your Will” by simply sending an e-mail request with “7 Reasons Request” in the subject line to info@BarnabasFoundation.com.

A conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Henry Peter Scholte’s death will be held in Pella August 15-17.  Presenters from North America and the Netherlands will convene to discuss Scholte’s life, theology, and legacy, and will include Dr. Ron Rietveld and Dr. Robert Swierenga, former Bible teacher at Pella Christian High School.  Sign up today by going to www.pellahistorical.org or stopping by the Vermeer Windmill for a registration form.  Questions?  Call 628-1541.

Pathways of Pella will be hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk for LIFE on Saturday, August 25.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Pella Christian High with the race beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Registration fee is $25 by August 4 (t-shirt guaranteed); $30 after August 4 (no guarantee of shirt); Kids 10 and under walk/run free (no shirt).  Raise $200-and-up in pledges and you and your family walk/run for free, free t-shirt and eligible for prize drawings.  $500 in pledges or more – 2 free shirts and prize drawing.  For info, registration forms and pledge sheets go to www.pathwayspella.org/5k-walk-run-for-life/ or call 641-628-4827.  Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 to help support the Ultrasound ministry and STD testing.  If you are unable to walk but would like to help, you can send your donation to Pathways of Pella, 703 Main St., Pella, Iowa 50219, or go to www.pathwayspella.org and donate online.

The Bible League Volunteers are hosting their fall retreat on September 13 at Calvary CRC.  You will be enriched with spiritual encouragement, joyful fellowship, worship, and entertainment.  To give you an opportunity to partner in the Great Commission, an offering will be taken for ministry in Latin America.  Brochures will be available soon.

THE SOCIETY MEETING FOR PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will be at Peoria CRC Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will follow the meeting at the Peoria Christian School.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Financial Report
  • Building Finance Update

 

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