June 21, 2020

June 21, 2020         MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT           9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………………………………………………… Randy De Vries Family

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Announcements……………………………………………………….. Pastor Paul Bradford

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………. Build Your Kingdom Here…….. Led by Will Van Wyngarden Family

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

*Sing………………………………………. How Great Thou Art………………. Celebration #147:1, 3, 4

*Sing………………………………………….. Behold Our God……………………………………………………….

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Vocal Duet…………………………………… Forever Reign………………………….. Jon & Noah Golliet

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Golliet…………………….. Acts 2:1-8a, 11b-21;  Pew Bibles – page 1692

Sermon…………………………………………. “Revelation”…………………………………………………………

Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Sing……………………………………….. He Will Hold Me Fast……………………………………….. vs. 1, 2

Communion……………………………………………………………………. Barbara Boertje DeVries, Harp

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive the Bread and Cup   – (From Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 75, 80)

Pastor: Christ has commanded all believers to eat this broken bread and to drink this cup. These are signs that his body was offered and broken for us and his blood poured out for us on the cross, and that he nourishes and refreshes our souls for eternal life.

All: The Lord’s Supper declares to us that our sins have been completely forgiven through the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ which he himself finished on the cross once for all.

Pastor: The Lord’s Supper also declares to us that the Holy Spirit grafts us into Christ, who with his very body is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father where he wants us to worship him.

All: In thanks for Christ’s sacrifice, in the joy of his resurrection, in the hope of his coming again, we come to the table of our Lord.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanks

*Sing……………………………………… He Will Hold Me Fast…………………………………………… vs. 3

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

Postlude…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Council Chat………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Offering, as you leave………………………………………………………………… Cary Christian Center

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

OFFERINGSJune 28:  Crossroads of Pella;  July 5: World Renew

TODAY:  This morning we look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper.  We joyfully anticipate receiving the benefits of Christ’s salvation as we receive the bread and cup in faith.  If you have put your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and are seeking to faithfully follow him, you are welcome to join us at the table.  For those not attending today’s in-person service, you may partake using your own juice and bread while participating in the Communion service via live stream.

This morning, on Father’s Day, we welcome the following fathers and their families assisting in worship:  Dennis De Vries and his son Randy, daughter-in-law Jodi, and grandson Colby; Will Van Wyngarden and children Kaden, Kirby, Kynlee and Kaiya; and Jon Golliet and his son Noah.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy boy, Mason Garrett, on June 16 to Jacob and Regina Vaverka.  We thank God for this great gift!

We extend our Christian sympathy to Shirley Van Hal and Ruth Van Hal on the death of their brother-in-law, Glenn Summers on June 12.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thanks to the congregation for the cards and prayers during my time of recovery from hip surgery.  Praise be to God for the healing that He has given!” – Ray Veenstra

MONDAY:   Council will meet on June 22.

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!

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Cary Christian Center” in Cary, Mississippi.  Our offering June 28 will go to “Crossroads of Pella”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its QR Codeministries, 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

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, they suggest a cash donation.  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. This needs to be received by July 12.

TODAY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE:  The July/August Today Devotionals are available in the narthex and also in the enclosure of the elevator entrance.

HOPE UNITED FUNDGiving Financial Hope to Families of South Central Iowa Christian Schools:  As a united group of Christian Schools, we rejoice in the hope we have in Christ to see us through this pandemic, but also recognize the financial strain many of our families may be enduring.  For this reason we are uniting together to raise funds for additional tuition assistance during this uncertain time.  Visit https://tinyurl.com/HopeUnitedFund to support Christian School families in South Central Iowa.  You can select a specific school or give a gift to be divided among all participating schools. Options are available to donate by check, credit card or bank account. Please consider supporting the Hope United Fund financially. We appreciate your prayers for our schools and the students and families who have invested in a Christ-centered education.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER:  Pella Christian High School is in need of a part-time Special Education Instructor.  This position is responsible for providing instruction to students in specially designed instruction based on individual IEP goals.  This applicant should be someone who is organized, resourceful, caring, and  most importantly, a mission appropriate teacher.  If you have any questions, please contact HS Vice Principal, Greg Wojczynski at wojczynskig@eagles.org.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Is God Punishing Me? – During times of suffering we long to know why and seek biblical explanations for our experiences.  Join Groundwork in studying Job 4-8 to examine and test against scripture our most common questions as we try to explain and understand experiences of suffering. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Hollywood – At the school play auditions, Liz acts like he’s the star of the show?  Will Hollywood Liz have everyone standing in applause or will he bring down the house?  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway Summer Fun Bible Activity Book (https://kidscorner.net/activities).