June 7, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 7, 2020                                                                                                                 9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………….. Spirit of the Living God…………… Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Sing…………………………………….. Holy Spirit, Rain Down ……………………………………………..

Solo………………………………… Jesus, There’s No One Like You………………. Charisse Escoto

Recognition of High School Graduates:…………………………………………………. Brent Pierson

Matthew Bokhoven
Charisse Escoto
Lexie Matherly
Tessa Vander Molen
Maxwell Wichhart

Song……………………………………………… The Blessing…………………. Sung by Worship Team

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Woerkom…………………………………………….. John 3:1-8, 16, 17

Pew Bibles – page 1649

Sermon……………………………………….. “Regeneration”……………………………………………………

“The Holy Spirit” Series

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………….. The Blessing………………………………………………………

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

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

*Offering, as you leave……………………………………………………………………… Hope Ministries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

OFFERINGSJune 14: Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance (TAP)

JUNE MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Bob Spencer, Elizabeth Uitermarkt
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Phil Slings, Ed Uitermarkt
Justin Van Zee                          –     Dave Stevenson, Ron Spoelstra

NEXT SUNDAY:  This coming week, Pastor Paul and Tammy will be on vacation.  Next Sunday, June 14, Dusty DeBoef will be preaching.  Dusty and his wife, Dawn, are the founders of Calvary’s Legacy Children’s Home in Legaspi City, Philippines (see the-legacy-home.org).  Pastor Paul will be back in the pulpit on June 21.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to John Van Zee who will celebrate his 89th birthday on June 9 and pray for God’s blessings.

“Thank you to all who remembered me on my birthday.  We also appreciated the cards sent to us just because we are quarantined.  We certainly enjoy the church services we can watch from home. God is good!” – Tom De Vries

Gertrude Wassink is now out of isolation at The Cottages.  She resides in Groningen, Room 15, telephone number is 641-620-4185.  Any mail sent to her should be addressed to: Gertrude Wassink, c/o Ruth Gorter, 1648 Dubuque Drive, Otley, IA  50214

We express our congratulations and best wishes to Matt Bokhoven, Katie Escoto, Lexie Matherly, Tessa Vander Molen and Max Wichhart who are graduating from high school this year.  May the Lord richly bless each of you as you continue your education or pursue your vocation.

TECH MINISTRY HELP WANTED:  The Pella II audio and video ministry needs volunteers.  If you are interested in helping and are willing to be trained in aspects of this ministry, please contact Jason Van Hal (jsnvnhl@gmail.com).

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!

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any fathers and family members interested in participating in music/worship leading on June 21 (Father’s Day), please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries TODAY.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Hope Ministries”.  Our offering June 14 will go to “PCGS Tuition Assistance (TAP) Fund”.   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 QR Code“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

PCHS SOCIETY MEETING:  Please join us for the annual PCHS Society Meeting on Monday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held virtually at this Zoom link:   https://dordt.zoom.us/j/99195938734.  Note that voting will be done per device so each Society member will need their own device in order to cast a vote.  The 2020-21 PCHS Budget will be presented, a report from Principal Dan Van Kooten will be shared, and voting for board nominees will take place.  2020-21 Board nominees are:

District I (Calvary, Connect, Covenant, Faith, Pella II):  Wes Van Maanen, Duane Vos
District III (Newton, Prairie City, Sully): Rick Fopma, Julie Van Wyk
District IV (Cedar, Oskaloosa Bethel, Oskaloosa I): Lisa De Bruin, Irv De Bruin (2nd term)
District At-large:  Mike Vermeer (no second candidate could be found)

OPEN HOUSE:  Pella Christian High School will be recognizing Larry Hessing and Dan Van Kooten at an Open House Saturday, June 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the school commons.  The public is invited to attend as we safely celebrate Larry’s retirement and say farewell to Dan following his 23 years of dedicated service to PCHS.

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.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a part-time assistant to help in the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom for the 2020-21 school year for three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org)

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

PRAYER REQUEST FROM THE CRCNA – All Christian Reformed churches and their members are asked to remember the deliberations of the Special Meeting of the Council of Delegates in prayer this week.  The COD will be meeting on behalf of Synod (canceled because of COVID-19) on June 11 & 12 for advisory committees, and June 16 & 17 for plenary sessions. This includes the approval of this year’s candidates for minister of the Word.  All decisions from this special meeting will be reported to Synod 2021.  Your prayers for wisdom and discernment through the leading of the Spirit are appreciated.

GROUNDWORK:   The Way of Wisdom – People deemed “wise” by worldly standards are not always wise by Biblical standards.  Discover the characteristics of godly wisdom by joining our conversation studying Proverbs 9:1-12 and together we’ll learn how we can cultivate wisdom that meets God’s standards.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Patrol of the Year – As a member of the Safety Patrol, can Liz enforce the rules without making everyone angry with him?   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 – Vacations can be a great time for families with children to grow in faith together.  Check out Everyday Family Faith — a pocket-sized resource that helps families build strong faith habits together and make time for God in everyday life.  For each day of the week, you’ll find creative ideas for exploring Bible verses, talking about faith in daily life, and praying together, as well as fun activities to do.  Available from FaithAliveResources.org.