June 30, 2019

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

Prelude…………………………………………. The Love of God……………………………………………………..

Jesus Loves Me

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………………. Everlasting God……………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………. Wonderful, Merciful Savior……………………………………………..

Video……………………………………… “A Prayer for America”………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………….. America, the Beautiful……………….. Celebration #799:1, 2

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

BAPTISM OF KASEN COLE CHRISTENSEN

PREPARATION

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.

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

   Questions for the parents.

   Question for the congregation.

.. Do you promise to love, encourage, and support Jamis, Sarah and Kasen by teaching the gospel of God’s love, by being an example of Christian faith and character, and by giving the strong support of God’s family in fellowship, prayer, and service?

.. Congregation:  We do.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

.. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

      I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

      I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Kasen into Christ’s church.  Do you welcome him in love, and do you promise to pray for, encourage, and help nurture him in the faith?

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

   Let us bless Kasen together:

Congregation:  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen.

Giving our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………….. Hope Ministries

Offertory:  Slide Show of Kasen / Children’s Medley – Barbara Boertje DeVries, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Lexie Matherly………………………………………………………….. Ephesians 4:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………………… “True Unity”……………………………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………. The Church’s One Foundation…………. Celebration #401:1, 2

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

*Sing…………………………………. The Church’s One Foundation…………….. Celebration #401:3

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

Minister: Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trumpeter:  Robert Rus; Worship Team

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

 

Announcements – June 30, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 7:  Ministry Shares; July 14:  General Fund (Family Ministry focus); July 21:  Pella Food Shelf; July 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Vicky Slings, Regina Vaverka, Carson Tukker; July 7:  (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Kirby Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; North and South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; July 7:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North and South Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet

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

Today:  Laura Branderhorst – C; Kathleen De Haan – C,S; Katie Magnussen – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; July 7:  April Nieuwsma – C; Arlys Veenstra – C,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jeff Van Kooten; July 7:  Sherwin Klyn

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.

This 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!

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 Ryan Faber will preach on the Second Commandment.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning Mr. Dave Stevenson will lead our 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.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  June Kramer is currently in the Pella Hospital after a couple of falls resulting in a fractured pelvis and collarbone and she is also dealing with an infection.  Please pray for her and her family in this stressful time.

We wish a happy birthday to Marion Klyn who will celebrate his 86th birthday on July 3, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank You to all of my church family who remembered me with cards, phone calls, flowers and gifts on my recent 89th birthday.  I feel blessed!  God is Good!” – Dena Bokhoven

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

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, give me a call at 641-780-3456 – Brent Pierson.

FROM THE COUNCIL:

Council unanimously approved the building plans presented by the New Building Committee.  There will be an informational meeting on Monday, July 1 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

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.

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.

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!

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.

The theme of the Bible League Retreat is “His Plan…Our Purpose”  Enjoy this opportunity for Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal on Thursday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Calvary CRC. More details later.

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!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Newsletter
  • Pella Christian High School Newsletter, The Reporter
  • New Life News from New Life Prison Church

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Jesus’ Secret – In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus commands demons to be quiet and warns his disciples not to tell anyone who he is.  Why does Jesus keep his identity secret?  Study Mark 3:10-12, Mark 8:27-33, and Mark 10:42-45 with Groundwork to discover what Jesus wants us to understand before he reveals his true identity.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Homework Alert – What scares you the most?  What do you do when you’re afraid?  See how Liz and the gang deal with their greatest fears. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Technology is here to stay, but everybody needs a break from it now and then.  Once a week (or even once a day) take a “family tech sabbath” for an hour or more.  Use that time to connect about how the day or week is going, take a walk, have a meal or snack, or read together.  Build connections that will last a lifetime. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).