July 7, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 7, 2019                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………… Just As I Am; Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah……………………………

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

As we are called into worship today, it is sobering to remember that when God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus, most of the world did not recognize him and therefore did not worship him. Today we ask for the faith that will open our eyes to see Jesus for who he is, that we might worship him in spirit and in truth. People of God, behold and see your God!

We open our eyes to see his glory.

We open our ears to hear his wisdom.

We open our hands to offer him gifts.

We open our mouths to sing his praise.

We open our hearts to offer him our love.

He is our Lord and the Risen King!

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ……………………………… Come, People of the Risen King……… led by Worship Team

*Sing……………………………………. Rejoice, the Lord Is King………………….. Celebration #370

1 – All; vs. 2 – Women; vs. 3 – Men;  vs. 4 – All

Sing……………………………………….. He Will Hold Me Fast……………………………………………….

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………….. Ministry Shares

Song:  Break Dividing Walls – Worship Team

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Regina Vaverka…………………………………………………….. Matthew 11:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1512

Sermon………………………… “Christ’s Reassuring Word to You”…………………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………….. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness.. Celebration #293:1,2

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

*Sing………………………. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness…… Celebration #293:3

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

Preacher:  Mr. Dave Stevenson; Liturgist: Jon Van Woerkom; Organist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements – July 7, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 14:  General Fund (Family Ministry focus); July 21:  Pella Food Shelf; July 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Martha Uitermarkt, Vicky Slings, Kirby Van Wyngarden; July 14:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Lindsay Golliet, Alexis Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North and South Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; July 14:  East Doors:  Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors:  Alex and Merlita Agbuya; South Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra

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

Today:  April Nieuwsma – C; Arlys Veenstra – C,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; July 14:  Bev De Vries – C,S; Taylor Vande Voort – C,J; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Sherwin Klyn; July 14:  Jeff Vander Molen

JULY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Anne Bokhoven, Ron Branderhorst
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Dena Bokhoven, Kathleen De Haan
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Ken Zylstra, Dennis De Vries
Justin Van Zee                          –     Jeff Wichhart, Daryl Boot

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

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

This morning Mr. Dave Stevenson will lead our worship service.

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) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Mr. Al Bandstra will preach on the Third Commandment.

NEXT SUNDAY:  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.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Ron Kramer and his family on the death of his wife, June, on July 1.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

“I would like to thank everyone for the prayers and cards I received following my recent surgery.  Special thanks to Steve Roose and Ken Van Woerkom for their prayers, words of comfort and encouragement.  Thanks above all to God for His goodness and healing this far.” – Carl Van Houweling

“Thank you to our Pella II Church family for the many expressions of joy and happiness as we celebrated our 65th wedding anniversary.  God is good all the time!” – Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen

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

All-church prayer meeting in the Council Room from 6:30-6:50 p.m. to bathe the congregational meeting in prayer, and to pray for Pella II our ministry, and our future.

Congregational Meeting at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the following motion from Council:  “Motion:  Approve the plans as presented by Building Committee.”  The voting threshold will be a simple majority, and we will accept absentee ballots.  Absentee ballots can be picked up in the narthex today.

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!

THANK YOU for your generous response to filling backpacks for Angel Tree camp.  Your purchases will bless many campers with some personal items they need for a great week at camp.

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.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

A Summer Grief Support group will be offered by The Well on Tuesdays, July 9 – August 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Garden Chapel Funeral Home (family room).  The group size is limited to 10 people.  Contact The Well, 621-0164, ext. 717, to reserve a space.  See more details on bulletin board downstairs.

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  Do you want to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you?  James Prichard, Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will show you how.  As a member of our congregation a confidential will planning consultation is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation.  Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area on July 23 and 24.  Simply call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim.

Pathways of Pella will host a 5K Run/Walk for Life Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 a.m.

Bible League Retreat:  Key Note Speaker Pam Schram, worship leaders Deb Bruxvoort and Bonnie Vander Weerdt, musician Julia Vander Wal, and Egyptian ministry leader Nervana join Bible League Volunteers in a special retreat for you on September 12 at Calvary CRC.

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!

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG PEOPLE!  In less than a month another exciting week at Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp begins!  Registrations should be sent to Kanawha Christian Reformed Church, 129 E. 3rd Street, Kanawha, IA 50445 by July 15.  There are registrations forms on the bulletin board, or register online at our Facebook page, “Midwest B.A.S.I.C Youth Bible Camp”.  We have five days of fun and fellowship lined up for you  and your friends this July 22-26.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Where Jesus Goes, Peace Follows – When Jesus feeds a crowd of five thousand and later calms a storm, he reveals more of the Savior’s nature.  Join Groundwork as we study these two miracles from Mark 6:14-52 and together we’ll witness a Messiah who brings peace to the challenges and storms in our lives too. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: What Time Is It? – What’s the best use of your time?  Liz and Lucille face difficult choices as they do their homework and a Bible study. What’s your worst distraction?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Want to make the most of everyday life with your kids?  The books Faithful Families by Traci Smith and Every Moment Holy by Douglas Kaine McKelvey are two amazing resources for transforming your family’s everyday activities — even doing the laundry — into sacred moments. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).