May 26, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 26, 2019                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship – Psalm 95:1-7a………………………………………………………………………………….

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*We Profess What We Believe – Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #122, #6 & #4 and Westminster Shorter Catechism Q & A #1

*Sing……………………………….. Crown Him with Many Crowns…….. Celebration #45:1, 3, 4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………….. World Renew

Offertory:  Video – “Remember and Honor”

Sing…………………………………………. God of Our Fathers……………….. Celebration #809:1, 2

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………… 2 Samuel 6:12-23

Pew Bibles – page 479

Sermon………………………. “Worshiping with Our Whole Being”…………………………………..

“True Worship” Series – Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………………. The Stand………………………………………………………..

*Sing…………………………………………… Days of Elijah…………………………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………….. Days of Elijah (chorus)………………………………………………

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Worship Team;  Trumpeters:  Robert Rus, Will Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements  – May 26, 2019

OFFERINGSJune 2:  Pella II Music Ministries; June 9:  Resonate Global Mission; June 16:  Habitat for Humanity; June 23:  Bible League International; June 30:  Hope Ministries

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sharesa Van Arendonk, Arlys Veenstra, Taryn Hugen; June 2:  (A.M.) Sharon Walker, Emily Boender, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; June 2:  East Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; North Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; South Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra

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

Today:  Sarah Christensen – C,J,S; Vicky Slings  C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 2:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jason Van Arendonk; June 2:  Calvin Van Haaften

JUNE USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Stu Bokhoven, Jeff Vander Molen; North Side:  Tony Van Zee; South Side: Adam Slings

Attention June 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.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 5:8-14, Winning the War.

NEXT SUNDAY: We look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC and Connect Church (formerly First CRC) will join us at our church for a service of musical praise, based on Psalm 150, by many of our congregation’s talented singers and instrumentalists of all ages. This will be a special time of worship to invite your friends and extended family to!

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies Dennis and Bev De Vries on the death of Dennis’ father, Harold De Vries, on May 19. May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Bette Kelderman who will celebrate her 82nd birthday on May 27 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“I want to thank my church family for all the well wishes, whether by card, telephone, or in person, that I received on my 90th birthday.  God is good and has truly blessed  me.” – Bill Stursma

“Thank you for your cards, prayers and expressions of sympathy when our sister-in-law, Sophia Bennink, passed away.” – Shirley Van Hal and Ruth Van Hal

New Address:  Lester Van Zee has moved to the Pella Manor, 608 East Second Street, Apt. 206; Cell Phone:  641-780-2235

MONDAY:  Perk Up will not meet because of Memorial Day.

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m., for the June 2, 6:00 p.m. service.

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

FRIDAY:  On May 31 you are invited to attend a Marriage Night simulcast at First CRC in Pella.  The simulcast includes Francis & Lisa Chan, Les & Leslie Parrott and comedian Michael Jr. as speakers.  The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with check-in and a meal.  The three-hour simulcast will begin at 7:00 p.m.   The cost for this entire night is $15 per person.  For more information, feel free to contact us at firstcrc@iowatelecom.net or visit www.marriagenight.org to register.

FRUIT OF THE SOIL:  Rhubarb season is here.  Look downstairs, or you may cut from the patch north of the yellow house.  Let me know if you want some and didn’t get any. – Robert Rus

LIFE GROUPS:  This fall, Pella 2 will begin Life Groups.  Life Groups are small groups of 8-12 people that faithfully meet together to share life, study God’s Word, support one another, and serve others.  This summer we will run a pilot Life Group, led by Pastor Paul. For this group we are looking for people who would be open to leading a Life Group in the near future. If married, we’d like for husband and wife to attend together if possible. This initial group will include Life Group leadership training and prayer ministry training. We’ll hold an information meeting on Sunday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the parsonage. We’ll begin weekly meetings (same time and place) on June 23. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Paul by email (plbradford@me.com) or phone (641-628-3309 or 248-824-3662). We’re excited about this new venture for Pella 2!

P.E.T. BUILD DAY:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Friday, June 7, for our annual PET build days.  We plan on building all day, with lunch and coffeetime provided, and possibly supper if it goes that long.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs for workers and for cookie and bar donations.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Kasen Cole, son of Jamis and Sarah Christensen, born on April 26. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

SERVE OPPORTUNITY:  The Family Ministries Team is planning a “Labor Day” event to kick off our fall youth programs and invite families in the community to come visit our church and see what we have to offer.  Some ideas include bounce houses, yard games, booths with games and information about our programs and, of course, delicious food.  If you’d like to be part of the group planning this event, please email kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com.

FROM THE COUNCIL: At their request, the memberships of Brent, Melissa, Kenyon, Drew, Dane, Kade and Dara Geetings have been transferred to Third Reformed Church in Pella. We wish them God’s richest blessings in their new church home.

MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES:

You are invited to a Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. on May 27.  Al Bandstra will be the speaker.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Peoria gym.  Refreshments will be served.

On Memorial Day, May 27, IGNITE Youth Group of First CRC of Oskaloosa will have a pancake breakfast from 7:00-10:00 a.m. serving pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, fruit and drink.  A free-will offering will be accepted.

Memorial Day Breakfast– The Pella Christian High School Softball team will have a free-will donation breakfast on May 27 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at Pella Christian High.  The menu will be biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, fruit cup, cinnamon roll, coffee, juice and milk.  Please come and support the team.  We would love to cook for you!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Plan to enjoy another service of musical praise at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at our church, featuring an organ recital of sacred music by Davis Folkerts, and singing by the congregation and our Adult Choir.

Peoria Christian Reformed Church will celebrate their 125th Anniversary on June 2.  Three former pastors will participate in their 9:30 a.m. service.  A noon fellowship meal will follow (food and table service provided for guests).  The 6:00 p.m. service will be a time of celebration to God for His faithfulness through 125 years.  You are invited to join us.

Freedom House is having their 3rd birthday party and a silent auction on June 7, from 6:00-8:30 p.m., at the Caldwell Shelter House.  Consider donating a basket or item to the auction.  There will be supper, games, music and more!  See the bulletin board for details.

Christian Opportunity Center’s COC Golf Classic is on Friday, June 7, at Bos Landen Golf Club.  COC invites you to a great day of golf for a great cause.  In 1969 parents of five children with disabilities joined together with a shared dream; their vision was that their children have access to quality Christian education close to home.  This dream became a reality as they created the Christian Opportunity Center and began services September of 1969.  Their dream is still alive today, as COC supports over 260 individuals with disabilities in central Iowa.  All this would not be possible without the continued support of our community and events like the COC Golf Classic. For more information visit www.christianopportunity.org or call 628-1162.  Join us on this extraordinary year as we celebrate 50 years of proving what’s possible!

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a new part-time secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.  The job would start August 1 and run to the end of the school year.  If you are interested in this position or know someone who is, please email Jeremy Copenhaver at principal@peoriachr.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC PRAYER AND NEWS ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Encouragement for a Growing Faith – Just as a teacher encourages a student or a mentor encourages a mentee, the Apostle Paul encourages the Thessalonians in their growing faith.  Join Groundwork as we study 2 Thessalonians 1 so Paul’s praises, teaching, and reminders strengthen our growing faith foo. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Meet Gerald Drippan – Liz and Lucille try to be friends with Gerard, the new kid in town.  But Gerard seems to prefer the Iguana gang!  Can Liz help Gerard before his new friends get him into trouble? Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway, The Bible Challenge Activity Book 6.

ASCENSION DAY FAITH FORMATION TIP – On Ascension Day (this coming Thursday), wonder with kids about what it was like to be one of the disciples watching Jesus rising into the clouds.  Wonder about what they felt, and what it would be like if Jesus returned tomorrow. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2019 – Synod 2019 will meet on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids from Friday, June 14, to Thursday, June 20.  All CRC churches across the continent are requested to remember the deliberations of synod in their intercessory prayers on Sunday, June 9, and Sunday, June 16.