March 25, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 25, 2018                                     Palm Sunday                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………… Holy God, We Praise Your Name………………………………………

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise…………………………………………………………………………. led by Praise Band

* This Is Amazing Grace…………………………………………………………………………………………. ……

* Jesus Paid It All…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………….. Pella Christian Grade School Build Project

Offertory: O Love, How Deep – Ruth Stevenson, pianist

*Sing……………………………………. Hosanna, Loud Hosanna……………. Celebration #297:1-2

Children are invited to the front during singing.

Children’s Message……………………………………………………………………………… Jim Gosselink

*Sing………………………………….. All Glory, Laud and Honor………….. Celebration #300:1-3

Children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ) during singing.

Responsive Reading……. “Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King”…. based on Luke 19:28-40

Anthem………………………….. Then Will the Very Rocks Cry Out…………………… Adult Choir……

Scripture, read by Melissa Tukker………………………………………………………… John 12:12-19……

Pew Bibles – page 1671

Sermon………………………………. “The Coming of the King”…………………………………………..

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

*Sing……………………………………. Hosanna, Loud Hosanna………………. Celebration #297:3……

*Benediction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………. We Will Glorify (the King of Kings)………….. Celebration #301……

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist:  Melissa Geetings
Trumpeter: Robert Rus; French Hornist: Nathaniel Veenstra
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Piano; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMarch 30 (Good Friday):  Gideons; April 1:  Resonate Global Mission; April 8:  Pella Pine Rest; April 15:  Back to God Ministries International; April 22:  A.M. – World Renew; P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Mary Van Haaften, Carson Tukker; Good Friday:  Clarissa Van Zee, Martha Uitermarkt, Carter Vos; April 1:  (A.M.) Sarah Christensen, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

CRC LEADERSToday:  Crystal Schreur, Rob Schreur

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; South Doors: JoAnn Boot; Good Friday:  East Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; April 1:  East Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn; North Doors: Anne Bokhoven; South Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper

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

Today:   Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 1:  Emily Boender – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; April 1:  Gary Vander Molen

APRIL USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jim Gosselink, Gary Kuiper; North Side:  Dennis De Vries; South Side:  Adam Slings

Attention April 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.

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Crystal Schreur and Rob Schreur.

We invite all visitors and all members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs immediately after the morning worship service.

Church School will meet from 10:50-11:35 a.m.

Adult Choir will practice this morning, 10:50-11:30 a.m.  New choir members are welcome to join us.

Prayer time in the north tower room at 10:50.  We are meeting to pray for our church and for each other.  Please join us!  If you have a prayer request, please let us know, or put your request in the box on the back table.  Prayer is powerful.

Missions/Outreach will meet at 4:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching.  The offering is for Crossroads Prison Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY:  There will be no church school on Easter Sunday.

Our 6:00 p.m. Easter service will be a combined service of Christian Reformed Churches at Faith Christian Reformed Church. Joel Verhoef, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator of Marion Co. Habitat for Humanity, will bring the message.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:   We extend our Christian sympathies to Wes and Arlys Veenstra on the death of Wes’ sister, Jaci Eekhoff.  We pray that God will comfort and strengthen them in this loss.

We wish a happy birthday to Sylvia Langstraat who will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 27 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Many thanks for all your ‘acts of kindness’. The cards and flowers are beautiful.  I am truly enjoying them.  I enjoyed your visits.  God has been so good to me!” – Martha Slings

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

The Spring Salad Luncheon for the Bible League will be held on March 26 at 12 noon at Covenant Reformed Church.  With the current focus on Bringing God’s Word to Latin America, Don Vos and Frank Reitsma will enlighten us about Nicaragua through their “Farmer to Farmer” experiences over many years.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed.  A freewill offering will be taken for the Bible League.

The Shepherding Elders will meet at 6:30 p.m.

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

Dad’s Belgium Waffles – March 28, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  Proceeds for GEMS to go to camp.  We hope to see you there.

GOOD FRIDAYOur Good Friday worship service, including the Lord’s Supper, will be held at 7:00 p.m.

MISSION TRIP OFFERING:  Today is your last opportunity to give to the Majestic Outdoor Adventures Mission Project in Dora, Missouri, with the following guidelines.  Please place donations in a separate envelope, including giving number and labeled “Mission Project”.  Make checks payable to Second CRC, with “Mission Project” in the memo line.  They will be tracked for year-end receipt.

EASTER LILIES:  If you missed the chance to order a lily, contact Carla Nieuwsma, 319-246-2216.  I ordered a few extra; the cost is $6.35 for each plant.  Place your payment to Pella II CRC in the envelope provided downstairs or in the narthex.  You may take your lily home after the Easter service.

FROM COUNCIL:

  • Council has put together a plan for the future of our building. The plan outlines key decision points and pathways to make sure everyone understands where we are and what the next steps could be. This will give everyone a clearer understanding of what is happening. The plan will be presented on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. and April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please use the East doors to enter so not to interfere with De Kinderen Kloset. Both presentations will be similar in nature. The presentation will cover the plan and answer many questions you already have. There won’t be a large Q&A session at these presentations. Questions should be directed towards your elder to be able to have a more open discussion and understanding.
  • There will be a Congregational Meeting on April 9, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss and vote on moving forward with a potential sale of the church building and surrounding properties.

 

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Addilyn Grace, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born on February 20. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

DE KINDEREN KLOSET:  You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on April 6 and 7.  Over 30 sellers will be consigning high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries.  Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Crossroads of Pella.  Come shop on Friday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m.-noon (with some ½ price items) in our basement.

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 3-5).  The parking spots are $40 each for Thursday, Friday and 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 will be used for the MOA (Majestic Outdoor Adventures) Serve Project.

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time.  Sign-up sheets are downstairs.  Three shift options include Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 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!

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018.  Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

APRIL EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULE:

Apr. 1  – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Joel Verhoef preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith, Calvary)

Apr. 8  – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Tim Brown preaching. (First, Second)

Apr. 15 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

Apr. 22- 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Tim Brown preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

Apr. 29-  6:00 p.m. at First CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

PCHS PARENT TEACHERS CONFERENCES:  Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium Monday, March 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. dismissal).  No afternoon conferences held this year.  And a reminder that there are no classes Friday, March 31, for Good Friday.

GENE VAN WYK MEMORIAL RUN:  Join the fun and be part of the 11th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run, March 31.  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.  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.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Men’s Ensemble will practice Wednesday, April 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  All men who love to sing are welcome!

The Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir will be participating in six area church services this spring.  They are singing at Calvary Christian Reformed Church during their morning worship April 8 and at Peoria CRC that evening.  Other churches include Sully Christian Reformed on the morning of April 15, Oskaloosa First CRC on April 22 in the evening service, Pella I CRC on April 29 in the morning, and the final concert is scheduled for May 6 at the Tulip Time worship service in Pella.

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will show you how to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you.  As a member of our congregation a confidential will planning consultation on April 10 and 11 is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation.  Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule your complimentary conversation with James.

A Grand Day:  Grandparents and special friends are asked to save the date of Friday, April 20, to come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration.  The morning will begin with a student-led chapel of praise and worship.  The students in grades K-2 will be sharing a few of their favorite songs with you too!  After the chapel program you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m.  We hope you will join us for “A Grand Day!”

Spring Musical:  The evening before A Grand Day, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., you will not want to miss the 3rd-5th grade one-time performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther”.  The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason.  Hope to see you all there!

PCGS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES:  Pella Christian Grade School has the following openings to begin with the 2018-19 school year:  Transportation Director – part-time; Janitor – three hours mornings or evenings; One-on-One Aide – for lower elementary student; Food Service Worker – part-time Monday-Thursday.   Job descriptions and more details are posted on the bulletin board downstairs.  Applications will be accepted until each position is filled.  Interested applicants can contact David Te Grotenhuis (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net) for more information.

THE PELLA COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF is seeking a few generous folks to add to their team!  Your time commitment can be two hours a month, once a month, or even every other month!  Ways to serve for anyone’s schedule, age and gifts –Walmart pick-up or HyVee pick-up Monday, Wednesday and Friday; setting up for Tuesday mornings; helping at the Shelf with clients on Tuesday mornings or evenings; sorting incoming donations.  See the bulletin board downstairs for more details if interested.

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