June 23, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 23, 2019                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………… Here I Am to Worship……………………………………………….

O for a Thousand Tongues; Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Men’s Trio………………………. I Sing the Mighty Power of God………………………………………..

*Sing …………………………………….. Open Up the Heavens……………… led by Worship Team

*Sing……………………………………….. Hymn of St. Patrick…………………………………………………

*Excerpts from The Belgic Confession………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………….. Bible League International

Offertory – Singing: Unity of the Spirit

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Matt Vos……………………………………………………………….. Ephesians 4:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………….. “Community Glue”………………………………………………..

“Life Together” Series – Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………… Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love…………………………………

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

*Response, singing:……….. How great, how sure His love endures forevermore……………..

Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love!

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Men’s Trio:  Jon Golliet, Levi Nieuwsma, Will Van Wyngarden; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  June 30:  Hope Ministries

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen; June 30:  (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Regina Vaverka, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; North and South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; June 30:  East Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; North and South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos

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

Today:  JoAnn Boot – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 30:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J; Kathleen De Haan – C,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Gary Vander Molen; June 30:  Jeff Van Kooten

JULY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Calvin Van Haaften, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Joe Van Haaften; South Side: Matt Walker

Attention July 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 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.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the First Commandment. The offering is for the Pella Food Shelf.

At 7:30 p.m. you are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical at the First Reformed Church in Pella.  This program of Praise to God will feature a variety of musical numbers, including participation from our church’s Men’s Trio, Quartet, and Adult Choir.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Kasen Cole Christensen, son of Jamis and Sarah Christensen. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Second Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thank you for your cards, prayers and expressions of sympathy when our sister-in-law, Harriett Bogaards, passed away.”  – Pearl Van Waardhuizen and Ruth Van Hal

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

There will be a brief all-church prayer meeting in the Council Room from 6:30-6:55 p.m.  We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

7:00 p.m. – Information Meeting (see announcement from Council).

ANGEL TREE BACKPACKS:  Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree) is hoping we can fill 50 backpacks for them this year.  Here is a list of the supplies that are needed for each backpack.  You can buy for either an elementary-age boy or girl.  They will be used for a camp that will be held the first week in July, so supplies need to be at the church no later than the morning of June 30.

Beach Towel                                     Soap (bar)
Toothbrush                                        Hair Brush (for girls)
Comb (for boys)                                Notebook
Shampoo                                           Toothpaste

If you would like me to do the shopping, just give me a call at 641-780-3456 – Brent Pierson.

FROM THE COUNCIL:

On Monday night Council unanimously approved the building plans presented by the New Building Committee.  We will be holding three informational meetings to go through the plans and answer any questions you might have.  The first meeting will be Monday, June 24, which will be attended by our architect, Jerry Purdy.  The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 27.  This meeting will take place at the Manor but will be open to everyone.  The final informational meeting will be Monday, July 1.  All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.

We are planning on holding a Congregational Meeting on July 8 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on the plan as presented.  The voting threshold will be a simple majority, and we will accept absentee ballots.

If you have questions or cannot attend an informational meeting, please contact a New Building Committee member:

Ron Branderhorst
ron.branderhorst@gmail.com
641-780-4257

Jon Van Woerkom
pellaglass@gmail.com
641-780-2638

Steven Talsma
stvntlsm@gmail.com
507-227-0049

2019 BIBLE READING MARATHON will take place at the Marion County Courthouse Gazebo in Knoxville this Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26 (& June 27, if needed) from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. each day. All ages from all Marion County communities are invited to participate.  More info on Facebook/Marion County Bible Reading Marathon or call Jim Den Hartog (641-230-3939).  No sign-up is necessary; just bring your Bible and you will be given a slip of paper with a portion of Scripture to read.

THANK YOU to all who helped the Angel Tree Campers to make crafts on three days and those who prepared and served two meals on Thursday.  It was much appreciated!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Jonas Woods is coming to Prairie City!  Come join us July 6 at Prairie City Christian Reformed Church, 608 E. 6th St., Prairie City, for an evening of fellowship and music. The evening starts at 6:15 p.m. with the Prairie City churches’ praise bands. From 7:00 –

8:00 Jonas Woods will share his new music with us and how God is using him as he and his family tour the country. Free-will offering for travel costs for the Woods family.  Questions – contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com or 515-994-2184.

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.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH REGISTRATION:  The registration link for the 2019-20 school year will be open starting Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 12.  Payment is NOT available on-line.  All registration fees are to be mailed or dropped off at school by July 12.  Call the school office at 628-4440 with any questions.  We are eager to “educate and nurture each student to serve in God’s world” in the upcoming year!

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 our website, www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

TODAY DEVOTIONALS for July/August are available in the narthex.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Jesus: Misunderstood and Rejected – Jesus said, “A prophet is not accepted in his home town.”  Jesus experienced the truth of His own words as He began His public ministry  Join Groundwork as we study Mark 3 and Mark 6:1-6 to see how Jesus was misunderstood and rejected and how we can avoid similar pitfalls in our own faith.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER:  It’s Called Murder – What does murder mean?  Liz is sure that he’s never murdered anyone, but he needs some help figuring out the sixth commandment 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: As you walk in a woods or a park with kids, practice “ambling”.  Slow down, and look around you.  Marvel at God’s beautiful creation together.  Take a really close look at a flower or a tree.  Back home, remember what you saw together and give thanks for the good gift of creation.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation.

ISRAEL & JORDAN STUDY TOUR (Oct. 10-22, 2019):  Travel to NT sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church:  Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more.  This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra.  Visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.