May 17, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

May 17, 2020                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………. Praise and Worship Medley…………………………………………..

OPENING AND GREETING

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

*Call to Worship  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………. To God Be the Glory………………… Celebration #56:1-3

*Sing…………………………… Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King…………………………………….

Vocal Solo……………………………….. The King Is Coming……………… Glenda Van Woerkom

Moment of Encouragement…………… “Not the Same”………………………………. Bev De Vries

Sing…………………………………………… Lord, I Need You…………………………………………………..

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer………………………………………….

Sing……………………………………… Lord, I Need You chorus……………………………………………..

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Wes & Arlys Veenstra……………………………………………………. Psalm 103

Pew Bibles – page 939

Sermon……………………………………… “Praise the Lord”………………………………………………….

“Strength and Solace” Series, Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………… 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord, O My Soul)………………………………

*Closing Instructions & Blessing………………………………………………………………………………..

*Postlude…………………………………. To God Be the Glory………………………………………………..

*Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………………………. General Fund

Pastor: Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thank you for the prayers, cards and support after the death of my Mother.  It was truly appreciated.” – Robert Rus

OFFERING:  The deacons would like to express our gratitude to the congregation for their continued support of the church during these difficult times.  Your generosity has been a blessing, especially as there are many great causes in need of funds in this time.  As we return to limited worship in person, we will again support outside causes as a reflection of the blessings we have received.

QR CodeOur offering today will go to the “General Fund”. Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  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 again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins – What is forgiveness?  How can God forgive and be just?  Join Groundwork as we study Psalm 103, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, Romans 8:1-2, and 1 John 2:1-2 to discover the scriptures that lead us to declare with the Apostles’ Creed that we believe in “the forgiveness of sins.” Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Mud, Bath, and Beyond – On the outskirts of Terrene, there are strange rumors of monsters emerging from the local mud pits.  How dangerous is it when Liz and his class go and investigate? Listen at kidscorner.net.

ASCENSION DAY (May 21) AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – Picture a kite soaring high in a summer sky.  “Even though we know scientifically how kites fly, there is still something magical, mysterious, beautiful, and special about the sight of a kite batting back and forth on an invisible breeze, tail twirling in the wind.  Talk about how the disciples must have felt seeing Jesus rise to heaven.  What emotions would they have felt (nervous, sad, excited, inspired?)”