March 22, 2020

Announcements for March 22, 2020

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Sylvia Langstraat who will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 27, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Dave and Brenda Klyn, Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman and extended family on the death of their brother and son, Randy Kloosterman, on March 16.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

“Thank you to all who expressed your sympathy by word and by sending cards after the death of our brother-in-law.” – Shirley Van Hal and Ruth Van Hal

FROM COUNCIL:  The Council Chats and the Congregational Meeting concerning the new church name are all postponed.

PERK UP on Mondays will be canceled until further notice.

MONDAY’S PRAYER MEETING has been canceled, and future prayer meetings have been suspended until further notice.  At this time, feel free to contact Jon Van Woerkom with any prayer requests: 780-2638 or

BIBLE LEAGUE LUNCHEON scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been canceled.

THE P.E.T. FUNDRAISING AUCTION scheduled for March 25 has been postponed.

CADET-O-RAMA scheduled for this Saturday, March 28, has been canceled.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH PLAY scheduled for March 27 and 28 has been canceled.

DE KINDEREN KLOSET scheduled for April 3 and 4 has been postponed.


The Deacons request the congregation to continue to financially support Pella II during this time.  In light of the cancellations, three ways are available to provide financial support:

  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 for your prayerful consideration – Pella II Deacons

PURSUING PASTORAL MINISTRY?  If you are being called to pursue pastoral ministry in the CRC through seminary training, did you know that Classis Central Plains wishes to support you through prayer, encouragement and a financial scholarship?  To learn more information, please contact Aaron Gunsaulus at or by phone at 641-792-2162.

BIBLE TEACHER OPENING FOR 2020-21:  Pella Christian High School has a possible Bible Instructor position open for the 2020-21 school year.  Interested candidates can contact Principal Dan Van Kooten ( for more information.  The teacher application packet for this opening is available on the Pella Christian High School website (  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL needs a part-time Spanish Teacher and a part-time Resource Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact Jeremy Copenhaver ( regarding this position.

TEACHER NEEDED: SONshine Preschool, an interdenominational Christian Preschool, housed in Oskaloosa Christian School, is seeking applications for a teacher for the 2020/2021 school year.  Visit opportunities for more information.  Contact Vickie at with questions.



GROUNDWORK: I Believe in God, the Creator – Why can we trust God when bad things happen? Study Psalm 19:1-6 Job 28-34-41, and Psalm 104:27-30 with Groundwork to discover why we can believe in the creator God and His providence, and why this belief gives us comfort.  Listen at

KIDS CORNER:  Purloined Pie – “Purloined Pie” pie baking for the Terrene Pies R Round Festival is interrupted when someone steals one of the pies.  Liz and Lucille are reminded that stealing is a sin.   Listen at  Download this month’s Kids Corner, Easter puzzle and game giveaway The Bible Challenge Activity Book Five,

LENT AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP: As Holy Week nears, create a worship space — a table or corner of a room where you can be intentional about spending time with God this week.  For now, decorate it with purple or black cloth, a cross, and other symbols.  Then on Easter morning, decorate this space with flowers, butterflies, white and gold cloth, etc.  Talk with kids about what these symbols mean. This space can continue as a worship area even after Easter is finished.