June 28, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 28, 2020                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………. O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath….. Joyce Boender, Organist

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

Spirit of God, Dwell Thou Within My Heart

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………… Leaning on the Everlasting Arms……… Celebration #575:1, 3

*Sing…………………………………………. The River Is Here……………….. Led by Worship Team

*Sing…………………………………………. Come, Holy Spirit………………………………………………….

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer………………………………………….

Sing………………………………. Holy Spirit (Living Breath of God)…… Sarah Van Zee, soloist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture reading…………………………………………………………………………… Jeremiah 31:31-34

Pew Bibles – page 1227

Sermon…………………………………………… “Presence”………………………………………………………

“The Holy Spirit” Series, Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………….. Holy Spirit (Living Breath of God)……………………………… vs. 1

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

Postlude…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Council Chat………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Offering, as you leave………………………………………………………………… Crossroads of Pella

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGS:  July 5: World Renew

NEXT SUNDAY:  Pastor Paul and Tammy will be on vacation this coming week visiting family in Michigan.  They will return to Pella on Tuesday, July 7, and Pastor Paul will be back in the pulpit on Sunday, July 12.

Joel Huyser was planning to visit Pella II in August; however, Resonate Mission has determined that he cannot travel due to the pandemic.  Instead of traveling, Joel is providing recorded sermons to the churches he was going to visit.  Since Pastor Paul is gone on July 5 we will show the video sermon he has prepared for us on that date. He and Jeannie are supported by our church and helped found the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua.  They now live in Texas, and coach and equip Christian leaders in five different continents.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thanks to my church family for the many ways you helped me celebrate my recent 90th birthday.  It was a great day and you helped make it that way.  God is faithful and I am thankful for His many blessings.  May He be Praised!” – Dena Bokhoven

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!

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, we are asking for cash donations.  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.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Crossroads of Pella”.  Our offering July 5 will go to “World Renew”.   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 ministries, 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

LETTER CAMPAIGN:  The annual Pella Christian High Spring Gala was canceled due to COVID-19 this year.  This is a large fundraiser for our school with $55,000 in receipts budgeted for the event.  These dollars are traditionally used for a variety of needs at our school and also assist in keeping the cost of education affordable.  You are invited to prayerfully consider making a contribution to this year’s gala fund and help us meet our goal. Checks made payable to PCHS with “Gala” in the memo can be mailed or dropped off at 300 Eagle Lane in Pella.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Pella Christian High School is taking applications for an evening custodial position from 2:00-10:30 p.m. each day.  The position begins on August 1.  Please contact our Head of Facilities, Doug Van Wyk, at 641-780-5440 (vanwykd@pceagles.org) for more information.  You may also email our Principal, Greg Wojczynski at wojczynskig@pceagles.org.

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

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 11 (orders due July 6), and Saturday, July 25 (orders due July 20).  The order form can be found on the table in the narthex, downloaded from the camp’s website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or call the camp office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Consoling the Suffering – Sometimes our attempts to console suffering friends and loved ones with biblical truths do more harm than good.  Join Groundwork in studying Job 32-34 to discover where we might run into trouble, how we can more faithfully represent God, and more lovingly comfort the suffering.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Prayer and Action – Grandpa wants the church school class to learn the connection between prayer and action, so he challenges them to go out and find prayer stories!   Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway Summer Fun Bible Activity Book (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – The Examen is a helpful daily prayer tool that Christians have used for hundreds of years to review their day in a godly way.  This is a great bedtime practice for people of all ages.  A simplified Examen looks like this:  First, pray that God will give you insight.  Then ask yourself two questions:  “What was I most grateful for today?” and “What was I least grateful for today?”  Close in prayer thanking God for the blessings of the day and asking God’s help with your shortcomings.