March 17, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 17, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Calvary’s Love……………………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

*Opening Prayer and Mutual Greeting…………………………………………………………………………

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………. My Savior’s Love……………………….. Celebration #348

  1. 1 – All; vs. 2 – Women; vs. 3 – All; vs. 4 – Men; vs. 5 – All

*Sing………………………………… O How He Loves You and Me………… Celebration #349:1-2

*Sing………………………… Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love…………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………. Calvin Theological Seminary

Offertory Anthem:  When God’s People Pray

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Corey Magnussen………………………………………………….. Matthew 6:9-15

Pew Bibles – page 1504

Sermon….. “The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Provision and Pardon”………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………….. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Beginning to End)……………………………..

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

*Sing……………………………. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Chorus)……………………………………..

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Guitarist: Jon Golliet;
Women’s Ensemble: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for March 17, 2019

OFFERINGS:  March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Katie Magnussen, Sarah Christensen, Carson Tukker; March 24: (A.M.) Emily Boender, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North and South Doors:  Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; March 24:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors: Debra Klyn; South Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn

C4C LEADERMarch 24:  Glenda Van Woerkom

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

Today:  Lois Slings – C,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C; March 24:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Sherwin Klyn; March 24:  Jeff Vander Molen

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.

Goodfellas – Please meet after church this morning in the basement.  We are going to start up a Bible Study-Social night.  We would like to know how many are interested.  Or contact Jon Van Woerkom.

Church School classes will not meet today.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 3:8-17, “Following Jesus in Times of Suffering”.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Logan Luke Nieuwsma, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC, Faith CRC and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for a worship service led by Rehoboth Christian School Band under the direction of Pella native, Kevin Zwiers.  The band will perform a program called “Come to the Water”.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Billie and Doyle Vande Lune on the death of Billie’s sister, Kee Buitenwerf, on March 13. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Joann Verhey on the death of her brother, Dave Van Rees, on March 10.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Mary Ann and Lawrence Vander Molen on the death of their sister-in-law, Dora Bruxvoort, on March 10.  We thank God that we may entrust all of our loved ones to His eternal care.

We wish a happy birthday to Lester Van Zee who will celebrate his 94th birthday on March 20, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on March 18.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on March 18 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  The Quilting Small Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. New members are welcome! Call Karen Spencer for more information.

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

Adult Choir rehearsal 7:00-8:30 p.m.

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Pella II for our end-of-the-year GEMS Tea.  Prayer Partners, please RSVP to Katie Magnussen at kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com if you have not done so already.

Steven Talsma will give the Deacon 101 Presentation and Building Update, which he presented at the last Council Chat, at the Pella Manor Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on March 20.  Anyone is welcome to join if they would like to hear it again or if they have questions since the Council Chat, or if you missed the Council Chat and would like to hear what was presented.

Dad’s Belgium Waffles is coming back to Faith CRC on March 20, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go towards GEMS camp.

PRAYER MEETINGS:  We are again beginning a prayer meeting for the congregation of Pella II.  Our first meeting will be Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  Beginning in April we’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  We understand that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

COOKIES NEEDED:  Please sign up in the basement if you are willing to donate cookies for this year’s De Kinderen Kloset sale!  Cookies need to be in the church kitchen by Friday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m.  Please avoid using peanut butter or nuts of any kind.  Thank you in advance!

DE KINDEREN KLOSET: You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on March 29 & 30!  De Kinderen Kloset is a ministry of Pella II CRC where our goal is to exchange high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries. Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Freedom House Ministries.  Come shop on Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. – noon (with some ½ price items) in our church basement.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

NEW — VOLUNTEER REMINDERS:  Starting last week, email reminders for Sunday greeter, nursery, usher and coffeetime volunteers were sent to members scheduled in these roles.  This is part of the Breeze rollout (referenced in Council reports).  Reminders will be sent on Thursdays for those scheduled on the upcoming Sunday.  The subject line will be “Reminder (Pella Second Christian Reformed Church)”.  The email text will indicate your role for that Sunday.  Note that schedules will continue to be published in the bulletin and newsletter.  The intent of these reminders is to be an added convenience.  More about Breeze to come!

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 2-4). The parking spots are $45 each for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase. There is a sign-up sheet in the basement. Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds this year will be used for future Serve Projects and Pella II GEMS Club.

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time.  Sign-up sheets are downstairs. Three shift options on Thursday, Friday and Saturday include 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your assistance!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Pella Christian High Chamber Choir will begin their spring choir performances Sunday, March 24, at the Second Reformed Church in Pella at the morning worship service.  They will continue at the following churches for evening services:  March 31 – Sully CRC, April 14 – Covenant Reformed, April 28 – Second CRC, and finish at the May 5 Tulip Time Worship service.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium Monday, March 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 dismissal).  There WILL be classes Friday, March 29, for a snow make-up day.

Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run/Walk:  Join the fun and be part of the 12th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run on April 20.  All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School.  Registration costs are $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $70 for family if you register by April 8.  Fees increase by $5 per event after that date. Register on-line at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

WELDERS NEEDED:  Mobility Worldwide-Leighton is in need of welders.  We would appreciate competent welders willing to use their own shop and equipment to weld various parts for our PET carts.  These carts are sent worldwide to give the disabled the gift of mobility.  Please contact Pete Verhey at (641) 204-1972 with questions or amount of time you could donate to this project.  Thank you!

TRANSFORM 2019:  The Well is excited to hold the second annual Transform event on May 6-11, 2019.  Last year 25 projects were finished in Marion County by 250 volunteers!  How neat it was to see relationships built, homes restored, parks cleaned, trees planted and our communities connected through service.  We truly believe lives are transformed when we put our faith into action and serve.  We hope to accomplish even more this year with an emphasis on the Pella and Knoxville areas.  We are looking for project leaders, projects to complete, and volunteers!  If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the transformation for one day, a morning, the entire week, alone, or as a team, fill out a volunteer profile for Transform at thewelliowa.org/acts/transform.  See bulletin board for more information.

7TH/8TH GRADE TEACHER:  Peoria Christian School is looking for a part-time teacher for the 7th/8th grade class for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you are interested in the position, please call or email Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org) for more details.  Please be in prayer as we look for a teacher for next year.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Deborah and God’s Unlikely Heroes – Women did not commonly hold leadership positions in the Old Testament, yet here in Judges, we find Deborah.  Explore Judges 4-5 with Groundwork to discover why her leadership was God’s answer to Israel’s cry for help and see how God continually makes heroes out of unlikely people.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Just Teasing – Is teasing harmless?  Things go from bad to worse as Liz, Spike, Morrie, and Scooter all start teasing everyone and end up needing medical attention!  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Lent is a time of self-examination.  In your family time, ask some of these questions:  Did I love people today like Jesus would love them?  Did I do things I wish I hadn’t done, or were there things I should have done that I didn’t?  Pray together about those things.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)