June 9, 2019

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

Prelude………………………………………. Song of the Spirit…………………………………………………..

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship – 2 Corinthians 4:6……………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing………………………………………… Shine, Jesus, Shine……………….. Celebration #431:1, 2

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing ……………………………………………… Resurrecting……………………………………………………..

*Sing………………………………………………. All Is Well……………………………………………………….

Commissioning of Shepherding Team…………………………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………….. Resonate Global Mission

Offertory: Sing….. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart.…Celebration #390:1, 4  

GOD’S WORD

Dramatic Scripture Reading……….. “The Story of Pentecost” ……. (based on Acts 2:1-21)

Sermon………………………………….. “Receiving the Spirit”………………………………………………

“Power From On High” Series – Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Duet………………………….. Holy Spirit (You Are Welcome Here)…. Jon and Lindsay Golliet

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

*Sing………………………………………… Shine, Jesus, Shine…………………… Celebration #431:3

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Worship Team;  Scripture Readers:  Tom De Vries, Alex Agbuya, Ryan Hoekstra, Aurelia Zylstra

* = Please stand if able.

 

Second Christian Reformed Church
An Evening of Worship Through Music
Davis Folkerts, organist
June 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Prayer                                                                                                Pastor Paul Bradford

Three Hymn Settings                                                                                                                       Gerhard Krapf

“Holy God, We Praise Your Name” (*Singing: The Celebration Hymnal #2:1-3)

“This Is My Father’s World” (Text for Meditation: The Celebration Hymnal #143)

“Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (Singing: The Celebration Hymnal #426:1-3)

Choir Anthem                             “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”                                    Gilbert M. Martin

Three Hymn Settings                                                                                                                         Joe Utterback

“Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” (Singing: The Celebration Hymnal #390:1, 2, 4)

“Jesus Loves Me” (Singing: The Celebration Hymnal #185:1)

“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” (Text for Meditation: The Celebration Hymnal #526)

Joe Utterback, born in 1944, is a highly acclaimed concert jazz pianist. He is also a church musician, serving the First Congregational Church of Stratford, Connecticut since 1996 as Music Director and organist. Why jazz in church? It is another musical “language” that can provide its own depth of meaning. “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” contains jazz-influenced harmonies with the rhythm of the hymn. “Jesus Loves Me” has a happy, yes, even jaunty, rhythm for its first setting. A second stanza follows with melodic riffs in jazz style, ending the piece with a return to the rhythm with which it began. “My Hope is Built” is all-out jazz rhythm. It is highly energetic. Following the text of the final refrain will reveal very strong rhythm and texture to reflect “the solid rock…” followed by a great prolongation produced by rapid runs and broken chords for the “sinking” sand. I call it expressive word painting!

Offertory                                                    Offering received for Resonate Global Mission
An Organ and Piano Duet: “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Text for Meditation: Hymnal #3)                        Dan Miller

Hymn Prelude on “Beautiful Savior” (Singing: Psalter Hymnal #373:1, 4)                               Aaron David Miller

Partita on “How Firm a Foundation” (*Singing: The Celebration Hymnal #408:1-4)                   Alfred V. Fedak

  1. Prelude (Broadly, with great warmth”)
  2. Canon (“Simply”)
  3. Diversion (“Whimsically”)
  4. Chorale (“Smoothly, but with confidence”)
  5. Trumpet Tune (“Energetic, with heavy accents”)
  6. Meditation (“Tenderly, with freedom”)
  7. Finale (“Happily, but not too fast”)

*Benediction

* = Please stand if able.

Please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments on the lower level following the service.

 

Announcements – June 9, 2019

OFFERINGSJune 16:  Habitat for Humanity; June 23:  Bible League International; June 30:  Hope Ministries

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Barb Gosselink, Melissa Tukker, Adalynn Van Arendonk; June 16:  Mary Van Haaften, Kim Roose, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; North and South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; June 16:  East Doors: Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart; North Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; South Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom

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

Today:  Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 16:  Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Brian Van Kooten; June 16:  Ken Van Woerkom

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.

Adult Choir will practice after our morning worship service until 11:15 a.m., and at 5:00 p.m. to sing at this evening’s service.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC and Connect Church (formerly First CRC) will join us at our church for a service of musical praise, featuring an organ recital of sacred music by Davis Folkerts, and singing by the congregation and our Adult Choir.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC will join us at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Dena Bokhoven who will celebrate her 89th birthday on June 15, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“We would like to thank you for your thoughts, words and prayers and cards offered to our family in the loss of our father, grandfather and great grandfather.  How great the Father’s love for us, to give us the hope and assurance of heaven.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” – Dennis, Bev and Georgia De Vries

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

All-church prayer meeting at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 pm. We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

WEDNESDAY:   Adult Choir will practice 6:00-6:40 p.m. for the June 23 Bible League program.

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree is just around the corner.  I am asking for three volunteers each day to help me with crafts again on June 18-20, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Contact Carla Nieuwsma at 319-246-2216, email cjnews3@gmail.com or sign up downstairs.  We will also serve breakfast and supper to Angel Tree campers on Thursday, June 20.  Please sign up downstairs to help with serving.

818 FORWARD WITH FAITH is participating in a fundraiser and tip night at Culver’s on Monday, June 10.  Please join us at Culver’s from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and support 818FWF!

TRACTOR RIDE: Join us for the 2019 Wouterse and Wooldridge Peoria School Circle tractor ride on Saturday, June 15, starting at the school.  Registration for the ride is $35.  There will be a wagon for those who would like to ride along but don’t have a tractor handy. Coffee and donuts from 8:00-8:30 a.m.  At 8:30 the tractors will head to Sully, Lynnville, Taintor, and then back to Peoria around 12:00-12:30 for a freewill donation lunch of burgers, chips, beans, pie and ice cream.  Don’t have a tractor — join us for lunch and check out the old iron!  For more info contact Ruth De Bruin at ruthanndebruin@yahoo.com or 641-204-1855, or  Facebook “2019 Wouterse and Wooldridge Peoria Christian School tractor ride”.

RESTART HOUSE – OPEN HOUSE:  Perhaps you’ve heard about the Restart House that has opened near Pella. This is your chance to find out more about it! You are invited to attend an Open House on Saturday, June 15, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at 1428 Eaton Avenue, Pella. The Restart House is a ministry of WTL Ministries (The Way, The Truth, The Life Ministries) which is an inter-denominational ministry to prisoners in the state of Iowa. The mission of this organization is to evangelize and disciple those in prison and walk alongside them as they transition as returning citizens to society. The Restart House plays a key role in this transition and serves as a safe haven and a buffer between prison life and life on the outside. Resident directors, Paul and Haley Abbott, are eager to welcome the first residents very soon and invite everyone to check out the house and learn about the ministry. Check out our website at www.thewaythetruth.life.

HYMN SING  The Fourth Annual Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. at First Reformed Church.  Please see the poster downstairs for more info, including how you are welcome to join the mass Choir for that evening.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical on Sunday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Pella.  This program of Praise to God will feature a variety of musical numbers.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

RENTAL NEEDED:  Autumn Bennett, the new band instructor at PCGS and PCHS is looking for a place to rent for the coming school year.  If you know of a space, please contact her at bennetta@pceagles.org

PATHWAYS OF PELLA needs volunteers one Monday evening or Thursday evening a month starting in June.  Do you want to be more involved in the community?  This is a great way to greet clients and be involved.  Please call 628-4827 or email annette@pathwayspella.org.  Pathways of Pella is now offering evening STD testing the last Monday of the month from 5:00-7:30 p.m. starting Monday, June 24.  Questions or to schedule an appointment, call 628-4827 or visit www.pathwayspella.org.

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