May 3, 2020

Pella II CRC Announcements for May 4, 2020

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Please join with Tim and Debbie Nelson and their family in praying in the name of Jesus for miraculous healing of Tim’s lungs in his significant battle with pneumonia (a complication of chemotherapy).  Tim is at the University of Iowa hospital in Iowa City.  The Nelsons began attending Pella II last winter.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Byron and Clarissa Van Zee on the death of Clarissa’s mother, Peggy Merida, on April 23.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

MAY WORSHIP SERVICES:  Worship for May 3 and May 10 will continue to be via recorded services online.  No in-person worship will be held.  We are thankful for Gov. Reynold’s re-opening of public worship in Marion County.  Moreover, the health and safety of the congregation and community are of utmost concern.  The first Sunday for in-person worship is currently planned to be May 17.  Marion County officials and the CDC have issued guidelines for public worship.  We are also in contact with other Pella area churches, and are monitoring public health developments as some restrictions are loosened.  Information from all of these sources will be taken into consideration in determining how and when Pella II will resume in-person worship.  When in-person worship re-opens hopefully on May 17, please expect changes before, during, and after the service in order to comply with current health and safety guidelines.  We look forward to worshiping together in a manner that seeks to protect the health of the congregation and community.  We will keep the congregation informed via email and One Call on the plans for re-opening in-person worship. – Pella II Governing Board


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

TODAY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE:  The May/June Today Devotionals have been placed in the enclosure of the elevator entrance so please pick up your copy any time.  These devotionals can also be found digitally online each day at

CHILDREN’S BULLETINS:  Be sure to check the attachments for Children’s Bulletins with activities for two different ages and a page to color.


Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Marion Klyn, Gary Kuiper
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Debra Klyn, Jim Gosselink
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Brent Pierson, Robert Rus
Justin Van Zee                          –     Thressa Nieuwsma, Sherwin Klyn

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is in need of a part-time Study Skills Teacher assistant.  This applicant should be someone who is organized, resourceful, and caring.  Duties include meeting the needs of students with learning difficulties, collaborating with teachers to make accommodations, and working with parents to help students in the Study Skills classroom to be successful. This may include small group instruction, individual instruction, and classroom collaboration.  Competence in high school level math, writing, science, and study skills is valuable.  If you have any questions please contact H.S. Vice Principal, Greg Wojczynski at

OSKALOOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is actively seeking applicants for a full-time 4th Grade teaching position.  Inquiries should be made to Principal Don Mitchell by email ( or phone 641-672-2174.  A faculty application form as well as other required documents can be found on our school’s website at




GROUNDWORK: I Believe in God, the Holy Spirit – As the third member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit actively empowers believers and the Church.  Join Groundwork as we examine Matthew 28:19, John 14:16-17, Acts 2:1-4, and 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6 to help us better understand the person and work of the Holy Spirit.   Listen at

KIDS CORNER: Computer Caper – The school computers have been stolen and Liz is on the case…but unfortunately so is Skink.  Can they work together to find the thieves and return the computers?   Listen at   Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions (

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – God’s big family is made up of people from every country on earth!  Print off a world map and put it on your refrigerator or kitchen table.  Each day, or once a week, choose a country (or if there are kids in your household, take turns).  Learn about that country and pray for the needs of its people.

CALL TO PRAYER – National Day of Prayer 2020 – May 7, 2020 is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S. We can hear this as an urgent call to prayer.  Join CRC pastors, members, and staff in a Zoom prayer meeting at either 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.  Learn more and register at