March 3, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 3, 2019                       Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………… Peace, the Gift of God’s Love…………………………………………

It is Well with My Soul

OPENING AND GREETING

Ribbon Creative Movement…………. “Beautiful Day”……………………………………………………

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………… The Name of the Lord……………………………………………….

*Sing…………………………………………… Jesus, Messiah…………………………………………………….

GEMS Litany……………………………… “Be a Blessing”…………….. Led by Katie Magnussen

Sing…………………………………………………. Changed…………………………………………………………

Summary of GEMS Year of Activities………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II GEMS

Offertory:  GEMS Activities Slideshow

Clarinet Solo – Cantilina – Alexis Vos

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. Mark 10:46-52

Pew Bibles – page 1572

Sermon…………………………………….. “Practical Prayer”…………………………………………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series – Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

*Sing…………………………………… We Receive Your Blessing……….. GEMS & Congregation

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team; Scripture Readers: Alexis Vos, Dave Stevenson, Jason Van Arendonk

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 3, 2019                    Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………….. O Worship the King…………………………………………………

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing – Hymn Request Time – Please state “blue” or “red” hymnal and page number………

*Statement of Our Faith – Nicene Creed………………………………… page 4 in back of Psalter

Evening Prayer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II GEMS

Offertory: The Good Shepherd – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 Peter 3:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1889

Sermon…………………. “The Submissive Wife is the Beautiful Wife”……………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………… The Solid Rock…………………… Celebration #526:1-3

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

*Sing…………………………………………… The Solid Rock………………………. Celebration #526:4

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

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders;  Liturgist: Pastor Paul Bradford
Organist: Joyce Boender

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  March 10:  World Renew – Disaster Response; March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Emily Boender, Melissa Tukker, Carter Vos; March 10: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Mary Van Haaften, Nathaniel Veenstra

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Al and Joyce Boender; North Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; March 10:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; March 10:  Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Gary Vander Molen;  March 10: Jeff Van Kooten

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.

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Welcome!

NEXT SUNDAY:  Church School classes will not meet due to spring break.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 3:7.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Carol Ver Woert on the death of her brother-in-law, Bob Ver Woert, on February 19 and her mother-in-law, Ruth Ver Woert, on February 25.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Martha Slings who will celebrate her 101st birthday on March 7 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the prayers and cards I received during and following my recent hospitalization.  A special thank you to Steve Roose for his many visits and support.  Thanks as well to Pastor Bradford for his visits and calls.  Belonging to a great church family is such a blessing!”  Carl Van Houweling

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

TUESDAY:  Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night on March 5 at 7:00 pm. in the high school auditorium.  Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting.  Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

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.

Come join the Cadets and GEMS on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the PCGS Legacy gym for our annual Pinewood Derby races.  Everyone is welcome to race in our open class; even with an old car.  The only requirement is that the car weighs less than 5 ounces.  Even if you don’t want to race, come join us for ice cream after the races!

THURSDAY:  The Let’s Remember scrapbooking small group will meet in the church basement, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

FRIDAY:  Davis Folkerts’ organ concert that was planned to be in our church has been moved back to the Second Reformed Church at 12:05 since their organ overhaul has been completed.

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.

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

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The King’s Choraliers, a 35-voice sacred male chorus from Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be presenting a concert of praise on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Sully Christian Reformed Church.  The King’s Choraliers have been bringing the Good News in song for nearly 70 years.  They will be joined that evening by The Gospel Singers.  Free will offering.

Cadet-O-Rama will be on March 16, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pella High School.  See the bulletin board downstairs for all the activities taking place.  Come and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council

Pella Christian High Spring Play Ticket Sales Update:  We have gone online!  Tickets for “Murder’s in the Heir” performances held March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be available on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ starting Monday, March 4, and no longer available in the school office.

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.

Freedom House Update:  March 28, 8:30-4:00 at Trinity Reformed Church is our next volunteer training.  The class is called: Mental Health First Aid for Youth!  Please RSVP to freedomhouse17@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.  Limit of 30 people.

FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:

Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

Peoria Christian School is again making Dutch Letters.  Orders are accepted through March 8 and can be placed by contacting any school family or by calling Michelle De Haan at 641-660-7373.  Each letter is $4.25 or six for $25 or 12 for $48.  Letters will be made on Saturday, March 23, and need to be picked up that day at the school or at Chris and Lisa Ver Meer’s in Pella.  Questions – call Michelle De Haan.

MAKING SUMMER PLANS?  Don’t forget about summer camp!  Registration is open for Be Bold 2019!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight camps, service opportunities and grandparent/grandchild camps. More information and registration are available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • 2019 Church Directory

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Gift of Generosity – Our mailboxes and inboxes are often full of requests for donations and support.  Join Groundwork as we study Romans 12:6-13 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 to learn why believers should be thankful for the opportunities to give, how to be responsible givers, and how to recognize generosity as a spiritual gift.

KIDS CORNER: I Quit! – Liz finally makes the football team, but that is just the start of his problems.  Will he be able to stick with it or is he going to have to quit the team?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

ASH WEDNESDAY FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Wearing ashes on one’s forehead on Ash Wednesday is a symbol of repentance.  Talk with your kids about the fact that repentance is more than saying “I’m sorry” – it means asking God to change our heart and mind.  See tinyurl.com/LentQuestions and tinyurl.com/LentKids for help explaining what Lent means.