June 3, 2018

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 3, 2018                                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. Christ Returneth……………………………………………………..

 Come, Thou Almighty King

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Pastor Jack

Call to Worship…………………………………. Psalm 150………………………………………………………….

*Hymn of Praise………………… Praise to the Lord, the Almighty……. Celebration #210:1, 3, 4

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

A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………………….. led by Praise Band

* Blessed Be Your Name……………………………………………………………………………………………….

* Be Bold, Be Strong…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Prayer of Confession, Words of Assurance………………………………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………….. The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power………………………………………

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………………… Elder Brent Pierson

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………. Rehoboth Christian School

Offertory Anthem:  Father Welcomes All His Children – Children’s Choir

Soloists: Rob Schreur, Carson Tukker, Kirby Van Wyngarden

BAPTISM OF OLIVIA MARIE VAN KOOTEN and ADDILYN GRACE VAVERKA

What does baptism signify?

   By it we are received into God’s church and set apart from all other people and religions, that we may be dedicated entirely to him, bearing his mark and sign.

   It also witnesses to us that he will be our God forever, since he is our gracious Father.

What else does it mean?

   Baptism signifies to us that just as water washes away the dirt of the body when it is poured on us and also is seen on the body of the baptized, so too the blood of Christ does the same thing internally, in the soul, by the Holy Spirit.

Should our children be baptized too?

   Yes, we believe our children ought to be baptized and sealed with the sign of the covenant, as little children were circumcised in Israel on the basis of the same promises made to our children.  Christ has shed his blood no less for washing the little children of believers than he did for adults.

Is the significance of baptism, then, similar to circumcision?

   Yes, baptism does for our children what circumcision did for the Jewish people. That is why Paul calls baptism the “circumcision of Christ.”

Since you have presented Olivia Marie and Addilyn Grace for baptism, we ask you the following questions before God and his people:

Do you profess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and affirm the promises of God made to you and your children in his Word?

Do you promise to instruct them by word and example, with the help of the Christian com-munity, in the truth of God’s Word, and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and teach them to pray?

Do you promise to nurture them within the body of believers, as citizens of Christ’s kingdom?

Parents:  We do, God helping us.

Brothers and sisters, on the strength of God’s gracious love for us, and in solidarity with this Christian congregation, do you promise to instruct these children by word and example, with the help of the Christian community, in the truth of God’s Word, and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and to nurture them within the body of believers as citizens of Christ’s kingdom?

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

Introduction of Olivia Marie Van Kooten and Addilyn Grace Vaverka………………………………

The Sacrament ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Solo…………………………………………………. Masterpiece……………………………….. Regina Vaverka

Regina’s mother, Linda Groenendyk, Pianist

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… 1 Samuel 16:14-23

Pew Bibles – page 444

Sermon……………………………….. “Making Music to the Lord”……………………………………………

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

*Sing……………………………………………… Jesus, Messiah………………………………………………………

Anthem………………………………… For the Beauty of the Earth………………………….. Adult Choir

Anthem…………………………………………… Revelation 19……………………………………………………….

Anthem…………………………………… He Never Failed Me Yet………….. Soloist: Levi Nieuwsma

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

*Postlude………………………….. He Never Failed Me Yet  Reprise…………………………………………

Interim Minister: Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist/Choir Accompanist: Phyllis De Vries
Adult & Children’s Choirs: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director/Harpist
Instrumental Ensemble: Alexis Vos – Clarinet; Nia Hoekstra – Bass Clarinet; Rob Schreur – Saxophone; Robert Rus -Trumpet; Kaden Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker -Trombone

* = Please stand if able.    Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Melissa Tukker, Katie Magnussen, Ty Hugen; June 10:  (A.M.) Regina Vaverka, Grace Bokhoven, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; North Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; South Doors: Marilyn Vander Molen; June 10:  East Doors:  Jamis and Sarah Christensen; North Doors: Matt Walker; South Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten

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

Today: Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 10:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; June 10:  Sherwin Klyn

JUNE MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Wes Veenstra, Ron Branderhorst

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Ken Zylstra, Anne Bokhoven

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Jeff Wichhart, Dena Bokhoven

Justin Van Zee                          –     Gertrude Wassink, Kathleen De Haan

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

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

This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Addilyn Grace Vaverka, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka and sister of Aiden, and of Olivia Marie Van Kooten, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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 worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 47, Hallowed by Thy Name.  Offering for Pella Pine Rest.

NEXT SUNDAY: We look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Brad Meinders  will preach on Lord’s Day 48.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Bill Schimmel who will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 4, and to John Van Zee who will celebrate his 87th birthday on June 9, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the nice cards, phone calls and good wishes I received for my birthday.  Your thoughtfulness was appreciated.  I am thankful for the many years God has given me.” – Tom De Vries

“Thank you to my church family for your prayers, cards, visits, flowers, etc. while in Methodist Hospital and Jefferson Place.  A special thank you to Jon Van Woerkom, and above all I thank my Heavenly Father for His healing mercy.” – Jo Boot

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

P.E.T. BUILD DAY:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build day.  Lunch will be served.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs.   A sign-up sheet is also available for bars and cookies for June 8. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Fathers and any family members interested in sharing  their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17, please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries no later than June 10.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

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

DRIVERS NEEDED: “Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree Camp) needs our help transporting kids to and from camp this summer. The first camp starts Monday, June 4th and runs through Friday the 8th. The trip usually involves driving our church van to a destination city like Cedar Rapids, picking up kids on Monday morning and making the same return trip Friday afternoon. Most of the summer camps are held in Eldora so an average trip will be 5-6 hours of driving.

It’s a great outing for you and a friend or spouse.  I’m planning on driving Monday the 4th and am looking for someone to do the Friday trip. It’s always important to have someone make the trip with you and, if don’t have anyone that can ride along, the camp will provide a counselor.  If anyone is interested and would like to give it a try you can join me on June 4th for a ride along.

Thanks for considering helping make some kids’ week the best week of their summer.” – Blessings – Brent Pierson, 780-3456

FILL UP THE SHELF– 1000 CAN DRIVE:  The Pella Food Shelf located at “The Well” has been very low on soup (and most food) for the past several weeks. I had this feeling that I was to do something about this shortage.  I know that summer is a time that the food shelf often runs low on food because there aren’t many food drives in the spring and summer.  It’s still a big need when kids are out of school and some parents and families need more assistance.

I have this goal of getting 1000 cans of soup, SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or Manwich donated to the Pella Food Shelf and I wonder if you would help me. The average can of soup costs about $1.75 so for under $20.00 you could help provide 10 meals for those in need. I’m hoping I can get 100 people to help me with 10 cans of something, but please don’t stop at 10; we can all give as to how we have been blessed.

I want to do this ASAP so I’m giving us one week to get it done. If you wish to participate, please have your donation back to church by next Sunday morning, June 10.

Thanks in advance!

My only request is, don’t buy something that you wouldn’t eat.

Brent Pierson / 641-780-3456

John 4: 7-8:

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

Now, go and be a disciple.

BUILDING EXPLORATION TEAM MEMBERS are Ron Branderhorst, Dennis De Vries, Al Boender, Calvin Van Haaften, Phil Slings, Steven Talsma, Jon Van Woerkom.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEMBERS are Teri Van Kooten, Nicole Yoder, Dan Schreur, Jim Gosselink, Ken Van Woerkom, Jon Van Woerkom, Glenn Matherly, Kurt Boender. These people are implementing an emergency response plan.  If you have questions, contact one of the members.

REMINDERS FROM THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

  • We request that all pledge forms be returned by June 17.
  • Please return pledge forms in the offering plate, the deacon door slot, or to a member of the fundraising committee.
  • The fundraising committee includes Joe Van Haaften, Jerry Uitermarkt, Brent Pierson, and Corey Magnussen. Let us know if you have questions or need a new pledge form/information sheet.

FROM BRENDA AND TARYN HUGEN:  We are excited to be headed back to Sierra Leone, Africa in 2 weeks!  This will be my 4th trip and I have made some very special friendships with the kids and staff at the center along with other people I have met there.  Taryn is headed back for the 2nd time.  The kids have grown so much since the last time she was there, I know she will be surprised to see how much they have grown!  They are so well taken care of there.

They are starting a new program for the older kids that won’t be able to go to college.  They are going to be teaching them necessary skills for life after they leave the center.  They are raising a garden and chickens, teaching the kids how to take care of them so later they can raise and sell on their own.  They will also be teaching sewing skills to kids that would like to do that.  They still sew on the old fashioned foot peddle machines and it is fun to watch!  Last trip we stopped by a school for the deaf that The Raining Season helps with various things.  It was pretty amazing to see those kids learning and having people who could understand them.  It opened a whole new world for them!

As we prepare to head across the ocean we would love for you to start praying for us.  We need the courage to reach out to others to spread Christ’s love, safety in travel, health while gone, peace about our family back at home, open arms and love to spread, and a connection with our team, as we don’t know any of them.  They are a church group from Nebraska and we are excited to meet them all!  If you would like to donate items for the trip, the list we have been given is:

-bar soap                                                              -deodorant for men

-deodorant for women                                         -diapers size 3-4

-formula                                                               -hand sanitizer

-fitted twin bed sheets                                         -fitted crib sheets

-toothbrushes                                                       -razors

-underwear (for both genders; sizes 4                 -Bibles

to adult medium in women’s and                   -curtains (10 – all for girls apartments

adult large for men)                                           so can be fun girls colors)

-coloring book for small kids                              -adult coloring books

-board games (Sorry, Candyland, Chutes           -card games (UNO -it’s a big favorite so

and Ladders, Monopoly, Connect Four,             multiples welcome, Go Fish, Phase 10)

any other fairly simple not-too-many-            -Command strips

pieces games)                                                 -2 adult blood pressure (manual)

-1 Bayer contour blood glucose                          -2 kidney dishes with lid

monitoring strips
-1 Accu-check (Nano) blood glucose monitoring strips
-2 cannulas
-HP 301 black ink cartridges (HIGH PRIORITY)
-toilet cleaning tablets-as many as possible
-4 toilet plungers -magic erasers

Thank you so much for your support of our trip! If you would like more information about the group we go with, The Raining Season, or the orphanage or new older kids program, please ask us!  If you would like to contact us:  Brenda’s cell 641-780-0227 or brendahugen@gmail.com;  Taryn’s cell 641-651-0594.

CHRISTIAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER’S 17th Golf Classic is Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/.

GARAGE SALE FOR CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER:  A large group garage sale will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  All proceeds go to Cary Christian Center’s Summer Children’s program and the Parent-Child Ministry.  We hope to see you there.

THE HEARTLAND GOSPEL HYMN SING is Saturday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.   The mass choir will practice at 5:00 p.m. Free will offering to cover expenses.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

New Life Rally:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

Pathways of Pella is hosting its 2nd annual Ride for LIFE on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

Save the Date:  Bible League International Volunteers are planning an exciting retreat event on Thursday, September 13, at Calvary CRC.

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.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2018:  Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018.  From Thursday, June 7-Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCS will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.  For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer.

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Kindness – Is the fruit of kindness simply being nice to each other, or is there more to it?  Join Groundwork as we study Luke 6:27-36 and Ephesians 4:31-32 to learn what it means to be kind and how our salvation and faith give us the roots we need to practice kindness even in life’s most difficult situations. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Smoke and Fire: A Brand New Episode – The town of Terrene is in real trouble.  Businesses are shutting down, and folks are moving away.  What’s going to happen to Liz and his friends?  Can the town be saved? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS:  Are you looking for ways to help end poverty, restore creation, and reconcile relationships?  World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program has overseas placements for individuals in language learning, health, agriculture, engineering, and more.  If you are identifying God’s call in your life or looking for an opportunity to use your gifts and skills, let’s further God kingdom together.  To find out more, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.