October 15, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 15, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude To God Be the Glory; Morning Praise

Welcome and Call to Worship

Sing How Great Thou Art Celebration #147:1-Solo; Chorus, 3, *4 – All

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*Sing Days of Elijah

Litany for Disability Awareness led by Dave Stevenson

Leader: Jesus Christ, friend to all,

People: Give us the grace and the love to stretch out our arms wide and embrace, in

your name, all those whom you love, especially those persons with disabilities.

Leader: Jesus Christ, hope of all the nations,

People: Help us to be a church that is welcoming and accepting, and which sees in

everyone an expression of you.

Leader: Pour out your Spirit upon us, we pray,

People: That we may recognize and promote the gifts of all people, so that each of us

may, in our own ways and with our own abilities, participate in the mission of Jesus Christ.

All: Give us the courage to be lights of welcome in the darkness of exclusion, a voice of gentleness in the wilderness of the unheard, and an outstretched hand of love to those longing for community, that we may welcome in Christ’s name all who are sent our way. Amen.

Sing When Hands Reach Out

Congregational Prayer

Sing Reformation Hymn

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Calvinist Cadet Corps

Offertory: I Know Whom I Have Believed – Ruth Stevenson, pianist

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.

Scripture, read by Alexis Vos Luke 16:19-31; Pew Bibles – page 1626

Sermon “The Kingdom of God — Who’s IN? — Who’s OUT? And Why?”

Prayer

*Sing……….. Hear the Call of the Kingdom……….. ………..

*Blessing………..

*Postlude……….. Hear the Call………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC
October 15, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Because He Lives

Jesus is Lord of All

Welcome

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise

* He Lives Celebration #368:1, 3

* Our God Reigns Celebration#372:1-3

Evening Prayer………..

Response, singing Because He Lives Celebration #358:1, 3

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Calvinist Cadet Corps

Offertory: I Love You Lord

*Our Profession of Faith, singing……….. Because We Believe………..

Scripture 1 Corinthians 15:12-24

Pew Bibles – page 1789

Sermon “The Third Day He Rose Again”

Prayer

*Sing Christ Arose Celebration #357:1-3

*Blessing

*Postlude

Preacher: Pastor Dale Slings; Assisting: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Guitar: Calvin Van Haaften
Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Kim Roose, Kim Vander Molen, Tessa Vander Molen; October 22: (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Barb Gosselink, Claire Braafhart

C4C LEADERS: Today: Marti Zylstra and Nia Hoekstra

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Robert Rus; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; October 22: East Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; North Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; South Doors: Larry and Jan Van Weelden

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

Today: Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Clarissa Van Zee – C; JoAnn Boot C,S; October 22: Emily Boender – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Gary Vander Molen; October 22: 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.

C4C 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 Marti Zylstra and Nia Hoekstra.

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.

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Reformation Day service the evening of October 29 at Calvary CRC. We will also practice next Sunday, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

4:45-5:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Christmas musical, Morning Star, to be presented December 2 and 3. We will also practice next Sunday, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

NEXT SUNDAY: Reformation Day choir rehearsal will be from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical choir rehearsal will be from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathy to Ray and Lois Klyn on the death of their sister-in-law, Elsie Van Kooten, in Denver. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen them in this loss.

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

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on October 16.

WEDNESDAY: Our Cadet club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on October 18 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages. Free will donations will be accepted.

Children’s Choir will not meet this evening.

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

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m. (continuing each Wed. in Oct.)

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.

SATURDAY: Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, call 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org.

PELLA II SURVEY: If you did not receive the survey sheet last Sunday, please pick one up off the table in the narthex. A box has been placed on the table for your completed survey. Please return them today or, at the latest, next Sunday, the 22nd.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP: There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those that 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!

PROFESSION OF FAITH: If there is anyone interested in making profession of faith in the near future, please contact Brent Pierson at 780-3456.

THANK YOU: “We would like to express our gratitude to God and Pella 2 for the wonderful privilege to live and minister among you for two years.   Thank you for the many cards and letters, and unique gifts and of course, “the socks”. Thank you for the $2005 appreciation gift. It was indeed overwhelming. We keep you in our hearts and our prayers as we move about the country, wondering where and how we will serve next. Remember you are “Hephzibah”. ( let’s see who remembers that), for the Lord rejoices over you. Grace be with you all.” – Pastor Tom and Erin. Address: 110 E. Center St, #1730, Madison, S.D. 57042.

EVAPORATED MILK CHALLENGE: The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families. Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of evaporated milk for these boxes by November 12. Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of evaporated milk. A collection table will be downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Parent-Teacher Conferences at Pella Christian High School: Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium. A reminder that there will be no classes Friday, October 27, for a teacher work day.

PCHS’s theatre season opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Les Misérables, to be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS. Les Mis is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, and the themes of redemption and forgiveness are still what make Les Mis so important today. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow in the school office. Adult tickets are $10 and $6 for children.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be on Friday, November 3. Please join us for Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy, 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time, 3:00-4:30; Pulled Pork Supper, 5:00-6:30; Live Auction, games and fun for kids of all ages in the school, and childcare all at 7:00. Please contact Heidi Van Wyk (780-9755) or Lisa Ver Meer (780-8542) if you have questions or have an item to donate. Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook to see updates and items to be auctioned off. Thank you for supporting us.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.

DUTCH LETTERS FOR SALE! It’s time to think about how many boxes of Dutch Letters you need to get ordered this year! Sully Christian School is now taking orders so be sure to order yours before they are all gone. Each 12” stick is stuffed with yummy almond filling and comes to you frozen ready to bake at your convenience. They are great for holiday gatherings or a special treat on a cold day! A box of six is $25.00. Place your order soon by contacting Sandi De Vries at 641-793-2911, Cell 641-780-4049, or email scsdutchletters@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Are you interested in volunteering for New Life Prison Community? The next training session is Thursday, November 2, at 5:15 p.m. Contact Pastor Rick, 641-204-1954 or pastorrick@newlife-prison.org, for an application.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Lake View Camp’s Winter Retreat is this December 16 and 17, and you don’t want to miss it! Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Join us in exploring the power of Jesus speaking truth and us living in it while being surrounded by a culture full of lies, half-truths, and fake news. Head to our website (www.lakeviewconference.com) to find more information and to register.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Through Christ Alone – Our salvation comes in and through Jesus Christ, the only mediator we have to reconcile us with God. Join Groundwork as we explore the source of this Reformation teaching and recognize how our own thoughts and behaviors threaten to undermine it even today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Carats in the Cupcake – What did Liz do now? Granny’s valuable family ring is lost among 500 chocolate cupcakes. Can Lucille and Liz find it before someone else accidentally bites into it? What will Granny do when she finds out?

October 8, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 8, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Prelude in F

True-Hearted, Whole-Hearted

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise Led by Praise Band

* This Is My Father’s World Celebration #143:1-3

* Hear the Call of the Kingdom

* More Than Amazing

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe

Offertory: Song of Devotion

Children’s Message……….. Jim Gosselink

Children’s Anthem……….. Bring Forth the Kingdom………..

Scripture, read by Joel Vander Molen Matthew 5:1-16

Pew Bibles – page 1501

Sermon “Jesus Brings the Kingdom to Earth”

Prayer

*Sing……….. Bring Forth the Kingdom……….. verse 2, chorus 2x………..

*Blessing………..

The congregation will please be seated for the Council Chat following the Blessing.

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Children’s Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist
Soloists: Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined First CRC and Second CRC
October 8, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Praise to the Lord Organ-Piano Duet

The Heavens Are Telling

Welcome and God’s Greeting

A Time of Praise – More of Your Favorite Hymns

* Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name Psalter #13:1-3

* I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew Psalter #387:1-3

Congregational Prayer………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe

Offertory: Jesus Loves Me

*What We Believe……….. The Apostles’ Creed

Scripture Mark 15:33-39

Pew Bibles – page 1583

Sermon “He Descended into Hell??”

Prayer

Response, singing How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

*Blessing

*Sing At the Cross Celebration #323:1-4

*Postlude

Preacher: Pastor Dale Slings; Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Gloria De Bruin

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Vicky Slings, Kaden Van Wyngarden; October 15: (A.M.) Kim Roose, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; October 15: East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Robert Rus; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; October 15: Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Clarissa Van Zee – C; JoAnn Boot C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; October 15: Gary Vander Molen

TODAY: Welcome to Worship! We welcome all who worship with us today.

Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.

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

There will be a Council Chat in the sanctuary right after the morning service.

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

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Reformation Day service the evening of October 29 at Calvary CRC. Additional rehearsals at Pella II are Sundays, October 15 and 22.

4:45-5:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Christmas musical, Morning Star, to be presented December 2 and 3. Additional Sunday rehearsals are October 15 and 22.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — “He descended into hell.”

NEXT SUNDAY: Reformation Day choir rehearsal will be from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical choir rehearsal will be from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Alice Zylstra is in Iowa Methodist Hospital this weekend to remove blood clots in her right leg and to remove toes affected by lack of blood circulation. We ask for God’s healing mercies for Alice.

Dorell Uitermarkt sustained surgery this past Thursday evening at Iowa Methodist Hospital to remove a tumor from his colon. The doctor was pleased with how the surgery went. Pray for renewed strength for Dorell.

We wish a happy birthday to Mae Vander Wiel who will celebrate her 88th birthday on October 11, and to Joann Verhey who will celebrate her 84th birthday on October 12, and pray for God’s blessings.

“My recent birthday was made more special with all the cards, letters, emails, phone calls and gifts that were sent by my Pella II family members. Thanks and Blessings to all of you.” – Anne Bokhoven

Congratulations to Casey and Vanessa (King) Kloosterman on their marriage on Saturday, September 30. May God guide and bless them in their lives together. They will be living in West Des Moines.

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

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on October 9. Please join us to hear Bruce Van Dusseldorp share about his work in Uganda.

TUESDAY: The Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Music Department.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Small Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. New members are welcome! Call Karen Spencer (628-1143) for more information.

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Lesson 3 in the study book on Luke. All ladies are welcome!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m.

Children’s Choir rehearsal from 6:30-6:55 p.m.

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cadets will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m. (continuing each Wed. in October)

Hearthstone Soup Supper on October 11 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

SATURDAY: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on October 14 at the high school. Pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 7:30-10:00 a.m. Free-will donations will help fund the football program. Thank you for your support!

TODAY’S OFFERING is for the Nairobi Transformational Network (NTN), which Pastor Wang’ombe presented last Sunday. NTN is in need of a vehicle to assist them in carrying out their ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Presently, they rely on public transportation which does not reach many areas of the city. Today’s offering will be designated to help NTN purchase a vehicle.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP: There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those that 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!

UPDATE FROM THE PECKHAM’S: As noted in the letter in your mailbox from the Peckham’s, Lloyd’s stepdad Doyle Nystrom passed away on October 1. A memorial service to celebrate his life was to be held at Northpoint Evangelical Free church in Corona, California, on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Cadet Pork Patty Supper will be on Wednesday night, September 28. Please come and support our cadet program!

Monday, October 23: Pella II has the opportunity to serve a meal at The Well on Monday, October 23. If you would like to assist in preparing the food and/or serving, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom or sign up downstairs.

Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, please contact Marilyn, 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org, for more information.

PCHS’s theatre season opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Les Misérables, to be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS. Les Mis is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, and the themes of redemption and forgiveness are still what make Les Mis so important today. Tickets will go on sale October 16. Adult tickets are $10 and $6 for children.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 3. Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

THANK YOU: The Pella Community Food Shelf would like to thank you for partnering with us in collecting school supplies for the many children whose families visit the food shelf. Summer can be such a hardship for the parents with school-age children. With your help we were able to hand out supplies to 130 children. Thanks again for being such supporters of the food shelf. – Janice Brown and the PCFS Support Team

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • October Council Report
  • September Financial Report
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Letter

October 1, 2017

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
We worship and celebrate today with the Church of Christ in all cultures.
October 1, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude……….. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian………..

Let Us Break Bread Together

Welcome………..

Call to Worship

Leader: We praise the God of all nations and peoples.
People: Whose mercy extends to the ends of the earth.
Leader: Who are my brothers and sisters?
People: They who walk in the way of Christ.
Leader: Who is my family?
People: They who dwell in God’s house.
Leader: We are many members,
People: But one body.

Song            Somos uno en Cristo/We Are One in Christ Jesus            Sharesa, Addie, Nora Van Arendonk

Moment for Missions            Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting………..

A Time of Praise………..

*            Ye Servants of God            Celebration #38:1-4

Hear the Call of the Kingdom

Prayer for the Church Around the World………..

Choir Anthem……….. Only Jesus………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……….. World Renew Disaster Response Services

Offertory: Congregation singing He Will Hold Me Fast

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.

Scripture Reading……….. Genesis 4; Pew Bibles – page 6

Sermon……….. “The Two Kingdoms in This World” ………..

Prayer………..

*Hymn of Preparation……….. Jesus, I Come……….. Celebration #491:1, 3

*Our Profession……….. from The Belgic Confession, Article 27

Leader: What do you believe about the church of Christ?
People: We believe and confess one single catholic or universal church — a holy congregation and gathering of true Christian believers.
Leader: What binds them all together?
People: They await their entire salvation in Jesus Christ, are washed by his blood, and sanctified and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Leader: How big is this church?
People: This holy church is not confined, bound, or limited to a certain place or certain persons. But it is spread and dispersed throughout the entire world, though still joined and united in heart and will, in one and the same Spirit, by the power of faith.

THE LORD’S SUPPER

Declaration of God’s Invitation and Promises

Hear the words of the institution of the Holy Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ:

The Lord Jesus, on the night of his arrest, took bread, and after giving thanks to God, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying “Take, eat. This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

Prayer for the Work of the Spirit

Preparing the Bread and Cup

The bread that we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

We who are many are one body, for we all share the same loaf.

The cup for which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.

The cup that we drink is our participation in the blood of Christ.

Communion

Invitation

Congregation of Jesus Christ, the Lord has prepared his table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who are truly sorry for their sins, who sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as their Savior, and who desire to live in obedience to him as Lord are now invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord.

Holy Father, in thanks for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, in the joy of his resurrection, in the hope of his coming again, we present ourselves a living sacrifice and come to the table of our Lord.

The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Communion

Take, eat, remember, and believe that the precious body of our Lord Jesus Christ was given for the complete forgiveness of all our sins.

Take, drink, remember, and believe that the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ was shed for the complete forgiveness of all our sins.

Prayer

*Sending Song Hear the Call of the Kingdom

*Benediction

*Postlude….. Hear the Call of the Kingdom Reprise…..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings
Assisting: Rev. Alex Agbuya, Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 8: Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Libby Braafhart, Katie Magnussen, Carter Vos; October 8: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Vicky Slings, Kaden Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERS: Today: Crystal and Rob Schreur

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; October 8: East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings

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

Today: Brenda Hugen- C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; October 8: Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Brian Van Kooten; October 8: Ken Van Woerkom

OCTOBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser – Home Service

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu* – Wes Veenstra, Darrell Boot

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham – Gertrude Wassink, Anne Bokhoven

Justin Van Zee – Jon Van Woerkom, Dena Bokhoven

* P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173; e-mail remains the same as in directory

TODAY: Welcome to Worship! We welcome all who worship with us today.

Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.

Joel Huyser and Pastor Petersen Wang’ombe are joining us on this World Com-munion Sunday. As we celebrate the sacrament, all those who name Christ as Savior and who undertake to follow him in repentance are welcome to join us at the table.

C4C 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 and Rob Schreur.

Pastor Wang’ombe and Joel will present in the sanctuary after the morning service, during church school time.   Pastor Wang’ombe has worked with Joel Huyser to establish a transformational network ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how God is working in Kenya. An offering for Pastor Wang’ombe’s ministry is scheduled for October 8.

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.

Today at 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — Christ’s suffering and death. Offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.

NEXT SUNDAY:

Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – “He Descended into Hell”.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Mary Klyn who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on October 4 and pray for God’s blessings.

Pastor Dale and Gloria Slings contact information: Pastor Dale – (269) 806-1766; Gloria – (269) 808-3288; their joint email – dagloslings@gmail.com

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir rehearsal from 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

Christmas Musical rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m.

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.

FROM COUNCIL: The vote for the merge with the three churches was defeated by the congregational votes at each church on Monday evening. Council will begin to make plans for moving forward at its next meeting.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP: There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those that 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!

ADULT CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES (even if you don’t normally sing in Choir! Contact Barbara at worship@pella2crc.org for more information):

Reformation Service, to be held at Calvary CRC on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. here at Pella II.

Christmas Musical with orchestra on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 4, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. here at Pella II, with the concerts at First Reformed Church.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Monday, October 23: Pella II has the opportunity to serve a meal at The Well on Monday, October 23. If you would like to assist in preparing the food and/or serving, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom or sign up downstairs.

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9. Men and women, please join us! Bruce Van Dusseldorp will speak about his work in Uganda.

Fall Music Concert: On Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m., the Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert. The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Music Department.

Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

Pancake Breakfast: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 14, at the high school. Pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 7:30-10:00 a.m. Free-will donations will help fund the football program. Thank you for your support!

Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, please contact Marilyn, 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org, for more information.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 3. Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

Note from Pastor Tom

“What a day of worship!!

Many of our Pella 2 family have asked how I view Monday night’s results. Let me first reiterate that the entire merger experience was healthy and very beneficial. It was Father’s gift and a testing and validating opportunity.

As I said Sunday, having finally resolved the building issues we concluded we should build elsewhere, worship we discovered again, was from within us, not at an address. Oh how we have been able to worship! (Thank you Barbara) Next God tested our learning and gave us a relatively easy challenge, merger with one church (a second opportunity), this time we stepped forward quite easily, accepted the challenge. Shortly thereafter God added to the challenge, are you willing to consider working with 2 churches? To our amazement we said yes 80% in April. We were willing to consider giving up not only the idol of a building and address but also consider a new identity. We did not shut the door because it would be a very difficult thing. So we worked and we prayed, and we learned many fundamental truths. We like Abraham were willing to climb the mountain, if need be make the sacrifice, and like with Abraham God returned the sacrifice. I think Monday night God said I know you are willing, go in with my blessing.

So, we pick up RIGHT where we left off.

  1. Pastor Search team has already done most all that’s needed. Work on issuing a call by Christmas.
  2. Find and purchase property, by Christmas.
  3. Redo the fund raising and pledges, some who held back earlier need to join the team.

I really am excited about the next piece. Erin and I both prayed that answer we sought Monday night would be strong and decisive. IT WAS UNMISTAKABLE!

I must also admit that After Sunday’s worship, both services, we said to each other, “It will not pass, worship is Pella 2’s gift to be maximized to the utmost, and it cannot be lost”!

Pella 2 your mandate is clear – serve God and make disciples thru your much gifting, not the least OF which is WORSHIP.

Don’t look back, (Egypt will always disappoint) and do not stop to glance back (remember Lot’s wife). Get back to the starting blocks, tie your shoes tightly and RUN 2, RUN, RUN. And you Senior “seniors”, encourage, and pray like others did for you. It is time to RUN, no backtracking, leave the buried bones buried. “Forgetting what is behind run for the prize that is ahead.”  RUN 2, RUN2, RUN!

I am still preaching. You are free to Run. — Love you all. PT”

Side note from the Admin team –

Tom has challenged all of us, we as a council will be discussing his thoughts on Monday evening. We ask for your prayers for our meeting on Monday evening and everyone at Pella 2 needs to realize what ever our next steps are, we as a council plan to get to work, but we must have everyone in the congregation “Running with us” and we must all be going the same direction. – Pella 2 Admin team

September 24, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

September 24, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude We Will Glorify

Victory in Jesus

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise Led by Praise Band

* Everlasting God

* Be Bold, Be Strong

People’s Prayer – singing Fairest Lord Jesus as directed Celebration #87:1, 4

Giving Our Firstfruits to God International Justice Mission

Offertory: Fairest Lord Jesus

Anthem……….. Revelation 19……….. Adult Choir

Scripture, read by Jon Yoder Joshua 1:1-9

Pew Bibles – page 331

Sermon “And in Closing”

Prayer

*Sing……….. My Friends, May You Grow in Grace………..

*Postlude

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Assisting: Arlys Veenstra, Lowell Vander Molen
Organist: Melissa Geetings; Trumpeter: Robert Rus
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

September 24, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Holy God, We Praise Your Name

Now Thank We All Our God

Welcome and Call to Worship

Remember Who We Are Behold, What Manner of Love Children’s Choir

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

Anthem The First Song of Isaiah Adult & Children’s Choir

Soloists – Carolyn Harthoorn, Arlys Veenstra

Sing……….. In the Garden……….. Celebration #635:1-3

*Sing……….. Blessed Be the Name of the Lord………..

There Is Power in the Blood

Anthem……….. I Love to Tell the Story……….. Adult Choir

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Music Ministry Fund

Offertory: Blessed Assurance

Scripture……….. Psalm 150

Pew Bibles, page 983

Sermon……….. It’s Always Good to Praise………..

Prayer………..

*Sing……….. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty……….. Celebration #210:1, 3, 4

A Time of Thanks………..

*Blessing………..

*Parting Assurance……….. He Never Failed Me Yet……….. Adult Choir
Soloists – Jon and Lindsay Golliet

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult & Children’s Choirs: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 1: (A.M.) World Renew Disaster Response Services, (P.M.) Bethany Christian Services; October 8: Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Clarissa Van Zee, April Nieuwsma, Carson Tukker; (P.M.) Central/High School Students; October 1: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Katie Magnussen, Carter Vos

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Stu and Amy Bokhoven; South Doors: Nick and Libby Braafhart; October 1: East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; October 1: Brenda Hugen- C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; October 1: Brian Van Kooten

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Ryan Hoekstra, Tony Van Zee; North Side: Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Nick Braafhart

Attention October 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.

Today’s offering is for International Justice Mission which is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Their global team includes more than 750 lawyers, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.

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.

Today is Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us. You are invited to return for the 6:00 p.m. service of Music and Praise and stay for a time of refreshments afterwards. Nursery will be available.

NEXT SUNDAY: Joel Huyser and Pastor Petersen Wang’ombe will join us for World Communion Sunday. Pastor Wang’ombe has worked with Joel Huyser to establish a transformational network ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Pastor Wang’ombe and Joel will present after the morning service, during church school. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how God is working in Kenya.

An offering for Pastor Wang’ombe’s ministry is scheduled for October 8.

Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — Christ’s suffering and death. Offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Lois Klyn who will celebrate her 84th birthday on September 26, to Gertrude Van Zee who will celebrate her 86th birthday on September 30, and to Cathryn Van Ee who will celebrate her 87th birthday on October 1, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to the Meals Ministry for their kindness in bringing a casserole and soup. They were both delicious, and it was nice to have them.” – Tom and Viola De Vries

“Thank you, Pastor Tom, for your visit, Jon Van Woerkom for your visits, the food committee for the meal brought in, and all who prayed for me during my recent surgery and recovery. Above all, thanks be to God for healing mercies.” – Sid Klyn

Mary Klyn’s new address: Vriendschap Village, Apt. A-303, 2604 Fifield Road, Pella

“Thanks to all who sent cards, phone calls, and best wishes for my birthday.” – Elmer Kloosterman

“Tuesday I fly to North Carolina (JAARS Center/Wycliffe) for my six weeks of volunteering. Please pray that the flight will go well and for my time at the Center. A sincere thank you for your prayers and financial support. God bless you!” – Kathleen De Haan

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

A Congregational Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the merged church.

WEDNESDAY: Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 2 in the study book on Luke. All ladies are welcome to join us!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m.

No Children’s Choir this week.

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cadets will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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

FROM PELLA II COUNCIL: Friends, as we prepare for the upcoming vote there has been much discussion about the situation surrounding the use of absentee ballots. As previously shared we used outside legal counsel (an independent attorney) during the Vision Team stage of the merger process and have been advised that we cannot use absentee ballots in matters where our by-laws are under consideration for change. This was discussed during the Vision Team work process and it was again confirmed on Wednesday, September 20. In this case the creation of a merged church would require a change in our current by-laws and as a result we cannot accept absentee ballots. This is a legal matter and not one that the council of Pella II can choose to ignore. While we would like to include all of the voices from Pella II we have committed to remain true to the merge process and as a result will follow the legal guidance as provided.

ADULT CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES (even if you don’t normally sing in Choir! Contact Barbara at worship@pella2crc.org for more information):

Reformation Service, to be held at Calvary CRC on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. here at Pella II.

Christmas Musical with orchestra on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 4, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. here at Pella II, with the concerts at First Reformed Church.

EVENING WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER:

Oct. 1 – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC, Pastor Ryan Faber preaching on Apostles’ Creed –

Christ Suffered and Died. (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Faith CRC)

Oct. 8 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC, Pastor Dale Slings preaching on Apostles’ Creed – He Descended into Hell (combined 1st CRC & 2nd CRC)

Oct. 15 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC, Pastor Dale Slings preaching on Apostles’ Creed – He Rose Again (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

Oct. 22 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC, Pastor Brad Meinders preaching on Apostles’ Creed – Ascended and Seated (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

Oct. 29 – 6:00 p.m. at Calvary CRC, Tyler Helfers preaching, Reformation Celebration (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Calvary CRC & Faith CRC)

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

818 FORWARD WITH FAITH FUNDRAISER: Come to Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, September 27, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. to support 818 Forward With Faith. We will be earning a percentage of sales plus all tips. 818 FWF was founded by Jerry and Judy Fynaardt and is striving to build houses for special-needs individuals in Pella. More information can be found at www.forwardwithfaith.org or on their Facebook page, 818 Forward With Faith. Print off a flyer from their website and head over to Pizza Ranch for a night free of cooking!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • August Financial Report
  • Joel Huyser Letter
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • New Life News
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Way of Wisdom – People deemed “wise” by worldly standards are not always wise by biblical standards. Discover the characteristics of godly wisdom by joining our conversation studying Proverbs 9, and together we’ll learn how we can cultivate wisdom that meets God’s standards. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

KIDS CORNER: Chamy’s Catastrophe – Chamy ‘s parents’ divorce is final on Friday. Chamy doesn’t believe it – surely there’s something that she can do to bring her parents back together! Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.   This month, Kids Corner is offering a free ebook on divorce called “God’s Got You Covered.” Using biblical teaching, this ebook provides help for kids and parents talk about divorce. Go to www.kidscorner.net and click on the free stuff page to download this free resource.

DEVOTIONS FOR THE REFORMATION – Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with Today devotional. Recapture the significance of the Reformation for your personal faith. Get “The Reformation for Today” when you subscribe to Today devotional at todaydevotional.com/reformation.

September 17, 2017

Pella II CRC Announcements – September 17, 2017

OFFERINGS: September 24: A.M. – International Justice Ministry; P.M. – Music Fund

NURSERY: Today: None – joint service; September 24: (A.M.) Clarissa Van Zee, April Nieuwsma, Carson Tukker; (P.M.) Central/High School Students

GREETERS: Today:   None – joint service; September 24: East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Stu and Amy Bokhoven; South Doors: Nick and Libby Braafhart

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

Today: None; September 24: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jason Van Arendonk; September 24: Sherwin Klyn

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Ryan Hoekstra, Tony Van Zee; North Side: Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Nick Braafhart

Attention October Ushers: If you are unable to usher your scheduled time, please contact head usher, Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

TODAY: Today at 10:00 a.m. we will have combined services with First CRC and Grace Fellowship at First Christian Reformed Church. Matt Rogers, the merger consultant will be preaching. The offering is for The Well.

Church School will not meet today.

Our Annual Church Picnic will be held today at Cordova Park.   Lunch will start at 12:30 p.m., followed by our worship service. Come and enjoy a meal already prepared for you along with praise and worship out in God’s creation!   If you would like to ride the church van to and from the picnic, please let a driver or council member know. Also, for those able to park a bit farther from the shelter house we would ask that you do so, leaving some of the closer spots for those who would really appreciate that convenience. Please bring your own chair to use during worship; dinnerware will be provided.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday will be Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us. Please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 p.m. service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them. Child care will be available at both services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Anne Bokhoven who will celebrate her 85th birthday on September 18, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

A Joint Congregational Conversation to present and discuss the merge church proposal will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Pella II CRC.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on September 18.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on September 18 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: No music rehearsals on Wednesday.

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cadets will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Children’s Choir rehearsal, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Adult Choir rehearsal 6:45-8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: A Joint Congregational Conversation to present and discuss the merge church proposal will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: On Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m., a congregational meeting will be held in each church to vote on the merged church.

NOTE: If there is anyone interested in making profession of faith in the near future, please contact Brent Pierson at 780-3456.

NEW FAMILY/ALUMNI FOOTBALL NIGHT: This is an invitation to all new families at PCHS and PCHS Alumni to attend the home football game against Mount Ayr this Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. ALUMNI: Sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive a ticket for you and your spouse for free admission to the game. NEW FAMILIES: Will receive a letter of invitation from school and should sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive tickets for free admission to the game for your entire family as well as two food vouchers for use at the concession stand. (Tickets and vouchers will be available until the end of the first quarter and are for use September 22 only.)

MH4H COLOR BLAST 2017: The MH4H Color Blast 5K is on again this Saturday, September 23, in Pella! Enjoy an amazing day of fun and color, while helping transform lives in Haiti! Run or walk with friends or family while getting blasted with colored powder. After the race there will be a photo booth, inflatables for the kids, music and free food. The race starts and ends at Trinity Reformed Church parking lot from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. Tickets are $40, with children (12 and under) $15. Participants get a shirt and great grab bag full of goodies. Go to www.mh4h.org/colorblast to register online, or pick up a form at The Mango Tree on Main Street.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held on Monday, October 9, at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. Bruce Van Dusseldorp will share with us his work in Uganda. Both men and women are welcome.

Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

SUB SANDWICHES: Peoria Christian School is selling sub sandwiches again this year. There are two types of sandwiches: Ham and Pella Bologna with Swiss and American cheese, or Ham and Turkey with Swiss and American cheese. Sandwiches are $3 each or $36 for 13. Orders are due Monday, September 18. Orders can be emailed to emvangorp@iowatelecom.net or mvhart77@gmail.com or by calling the school (625-4131). Orders can be picked up at the school on September 29 after 4:00 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join camp friends and new friends for a fun-filled Fall Retreat with Lake View Camp, October 21-22! We’ll explore together what it means to stand in God’s Truth. Whether you attended camp this summer or not, this retreat is for you! Registration forms and more information can be found on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Way of Folly – As we continue our study of Jesus’ parables, we encounter what might be his most famous parable. Join Groundwork as we learn about forgiveness and grace and remember deep truths about God and his love for us by studying the parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

KIDS CORNER: There’s An Ape For That – Morrie is fed up with Skink the bully. He and his friends decide to unleash a secret revenge weapon that should teach Skink a lesson. Will his plan work or is it all just a bunch of monkey business? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.

FREE REFORMATION STUDY RESOURCE – The Banner presents a free online resource with questions for discussion for personal study, small group discussion, or adult education church groups: Reformation Themes: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary. Also available: Reformed Basics. Check them out at thebanner.org/study-series.

WORLD RENEW Responds to Multiple Floods – In North America and globally, World Renew’s disaster response teams are reacting to destructive hurricanes and floods. You can help. In the U.S., World Renew DRS is assisting survivors of Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Harvey in Texas. World Renew is also responding to flooding internationally in South Asia where 40 million people are affected in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Please support those who are struggling and World Renew’s responses with your prayers. You can donate financially at worldrenew.net/floodingresponses or call 800-552-7972 or mail your check to World Renew, 1700 28th St., S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 to support those in urgent need.

September 10, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

September 10, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude In the Name of the Lord

Majesty

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

A Time of Praise

Anthem Jesus Lifted Me Men’s Ensemble

* Sing Love Lifted Me Celebration #508:1-3

* Sing Jesus, I Come Celebration #491:1, 2, 4

Mission Opportunity Kathleen De Haan

Congregational Prayer

Response, with Clarinet Trio What a Friend We Have in Jesus Celebration #630:1

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Kathleen De Haan’s mission trip

Video – More Thoughts from Merger Consultant Matt Rogers

Children’s Message……….. Brent Pierson

Scripture, read by Ruth Stevenson II Timothy 4:19-22; Ecclesiastes 12:1-8

Pew Bibles – pages 1856 & 1047

Duet            Saved by Grace            Judy Van Zee, Sarah Van Zee

Sermon “Do Your Best to Come Before Winter”

Prayer

*Sing……….. Saved by Grace………..

*Blessing………..

*Postlude

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Men’s Ensemble: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Accompanist
Clarinet Trio: Nia Hoekstra, Claire Braafhart, Alexis Vos

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: September 17: A.M. – The Well; P.M. – Pella II Christian Education Fund; September 24: A.M. – International Justice Ministry; P.M. – Music Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Susan Vander Molen, Kelsey Boot, Adalynn Van Arendonk; September 17: None – joint service

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; September 17: None – joint service

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

Today:   Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Susan Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 17: None

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Vander Molen; September 17: Jason Van Arendonk

TODAY: Welcome to Worship! We welcome all who worship with us today.

Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.

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

Church School begins the new season today. Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35. A brochure with class lists and room assignments is in your mailbox.

This evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at First Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the first statement of the Apostles’ Creed — “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.” The offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday at 10:00 a.m. we will have combined services with First CRC and Grace Fellowship at First Christian Reformed Church. Matt Rogers, the merger consultant will be preaching.

Church School will not meet next Sunday, September 17, due to the morning combined service and our afternoon church picnic.

The Annual Church Picnic will be held September 17. Lunch will start at 12:30 p.m. at Cordova Park, followed by our worship service. Come and enjoy a meal already prepared for you along with praise and worship out in God’s creation!   If you would like to ride the church van to and from the picnic, please let a driver or council member know. Also, for those able to park a bit farther from the shelter house we would ask that you do so, leaving some of the closer spots for those who would really appreciate that convenience. Please bring your own chair to use during worship; dinnerware will be provided.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Thank you for all the cards, telephone calls and visits for my 80th birthday. I am so blessed to be in Second CRC’s family of God.” – JoAnn Boot

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

A joint Council meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church.

College Planning Night – parents of juniors and seniors at Pella Christian High School are invited to a presentation and question/answer session about navigating the college admission and financial aid process. This information will be especially valuable for parents who have had no experience with the process previously. We will meet in the school library at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Christian Fellowship Hour starts its new season at 1:30 p.m. We will be studying the book of Luke. Laura Branderhorst will be leading us. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us! Ladies, the study book can be picked up in the kitchen today and they will also be available at our Wednesday meeting.

Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cadets will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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

CLASSIS CENTRAL PLAINS will meet at Prairie City Christian Reformed Church on Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m.

Joel Vander Molen will be examined at Classis for licensure to exhort on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Please remember him in your prayers this week as he prepares and that he will do well in the examination. You are invited to show your encouragement with your presence at 8:00 a.m. at Prairie City CRC.

KINGDOM KIDS: Over the next couple weeks there will be a signup sheet in the basement for Kingdom Kids. Kids from 4 years old through 1st grade are invited to join in the fun on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:50 p.m. Please contact Arlys Veenstra at 641-780-1967 if you have any questions.

CADET COUNSELOR NEEDED: Cadets are in need of another counselor to assist with the Junior Cadet Cadre. Please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085 for additional information or if you are willing to help in this area.

CHILD CARE NEEDED: A new season of choir is underway and, with excitement, we anticipate the participation of some young parents, but child care assistance is needed. Would you be willing to help in this important ministry on Wednesday evenings? Invite a friend or spouse for extra fun! Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom, Glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com or 641-780-2637, for more information

TIMELINE FOR THE MERGER PROCESS:

September 11 – Joint Council Meeting to present the Merged Church as Envisioned by the Vision Teams followed by a vote by the Individual Councils.

The following dates are based off of a positive vote by the three Councils:

September 18Joint Congregational Conversation to Present and Discuss the Merge Church Proposal. This will start at 7:00 p.m. at Pella II CRC.

September 23Joint Congregational Conversation to Present and Discuss the Merge Church Proposal. This will start at 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC.

September 25 – Congregational Meetings to approve the Merged Church, 7:00 p.m.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us will be September 24, so please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them.

In September, Pastor Paul Hoekstra, a former pastor in your church, will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of his ordination into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Church. We, at First CRC in Oskaloosa, will be observing this milestone in his life on September 17. We will be having a reception from 11:00-1:00, including a potluck lunch at 11:40. Please feel free to join us for the 9:30 service and/or during the reception time. We know this will be a special day in the life of Pastor Paul and Ellen.

New Family/Alumni Football Night: This is an invitation to all new families at PCHS and PCHS Alumni to attend the home football game against Mount Ayr Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. ALUMNI: Sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive a ticket for you and your spouse for free admission to the game. NEW FAMILIES: Will receive a letter of invitation from school and should sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive tickets for free admission to the game for your entire family as well as two food vouchers for use at the concession stand. (Tickets and vouchers will be available until the end of the first quarter and are for use September 22 only.)

Fall Pella Games: Pella Christian High School is hosting their first All-School Class Reunion in conjunction with the Fall Pella Games on Saturday, September 30. The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at the school campus. Breakfast and lunch will be served by Hy-Vee at the Pella Recreation Center Fieldhouse. Other activities include sand volleyball, pickleball, cornhole and dodgeball tournaments and inflatables for the kids! The evening meal will be catered by Bubbu Q’s BBQ. Tickets for supper can be purchased in the PCHS office after Labor Day. To register for events go to http://bit.ly/fall-pella-games. For more details check out Fall Pella Games Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/fall-pella-games.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join camp friends and new friends for a fun-filled Fall Retreat with Lake View Camp, October 21-22! We’ll explore together what it means to stand in God’s Truth. Whether you attended camp this summer or not, this retreat is for you! Registration forms and more information can be found on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

CONGREGATE MEALS SERVED AT THE WELL: Are you 60+ years of age and looking for a place for fellowship, food, and fun? Join us for lunch at The Well, serving lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. for $4 per person, but come early for fellowship. Reservations can be made by calling The Well at 621-0164 by 1:00 p.m. the day prior.

VOLUNTEERS: Are you looking for a place where you are needed, wanted, and appreciated? The Well in Pella can be that place for you. We have a wide variety of volunteer positions that are waiting for someone with just your heart and skill set. Go to www.thewelliowa.org, learn about our non-profit organization, and fill out a volunteer application today!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Education Ministry brochure
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham’s news update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Good Samaritan – The Good Samaritan has almost become synonymous with helping, healing ministries. Is there more to Jesus’ parable than helping a neighbor in need? Join Groundwork as we study Luke 10 to discover what Jesus teaches us about Christlikeness and our daily lives. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Future Forecast – A storm is brewing because Spike is worried about his future. It’s up to Liz to show Spike that God has got him covered and that everything looks bright. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.

September 3, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

September 3, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Rejoice and Sing Ruth Stevenson, pianist

Welcome, God’s Greeting

Choral Call to Worship Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Adult Choir

*Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise to Our Mighty King

* Come, Thou Fount Celebration #11:1

* Come, Thou Almighty King Celebration #8:1, 2, 4

* Glorify Thy Name Celebration #9:1-3

Congregational Prayer

Sing O Jesus, I Have Promised Celebration #676:1, 2, 4

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Pastor Alex Agbuya – Church Plant Expenses

Video – Thoughts from Merger Consultant Matt Rogers

*Sing            Ancient Words

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften 2 Timothy 4:9-22

Pew Bibles – page 1856

Sing            Ancient Words

Sermon “But the Lord Stood by My Side”

Prayer

*Sing……….. For the Cause………..

*Blessing………..

*Postlude For the Cause

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist/Choir Pianist: Phyllis De Vries

Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director; Vocalists: Jon & Lindsay Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: September 10: Kathleen De Haan’s mission trip; PM – Bethany Christian Services; September 17: A.M. – (Joint service) P.M. – Pella II Christian Education Fund; September 24: A.M. – International Justice Ministry; P.M. – Music Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Christensen, Ty Hugen; September 10: (A.M.) Susan Vander Molen, Kelsey Boot, Adalynn Van Arendonk

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Andrea Van Waardhuizen, Dena Bokhoven; North Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; South Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; September 10: East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee

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

Today: Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S;

September 10: Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Susan Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; September 10: Jeff Vander Molen

AUGUST MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser – Lawrence Vander Molen, Pearl Van Waardhuizen

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu* – Ken Van Gent, John Van Woerkom

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham – Mae Vander Wiel, Larry Van Weelden

Justin Van Zee – Marilyn Vander Molen, Ruth Van Hal

* P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173; e-mail remains the same as in directory

TODAY: Welcome to Worship! We welcome all who worship with us today.

Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.

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

Pick up a copy of the 6-month financial report after the morning service in the Deacon’s Room. You are welcome to stay for a time of discussion at 11:00 a.m. This will be your chance to ask questions or share concerns.

This evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at First Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Tom Dykman will preach on the biblical character Abraham. The offering will be for Joshua Christian Academy.

NEXT SUNDAY: Church School will begin the season next Sunday, September 10. Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35. A brochure with class lists and room assignments will be in your mailbox that morning.

Next Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at First Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the first statement of the Apostles’ Creed — Father and Creator.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Elmer Kloosterman who will celebrate his 83rd birthday on September 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thanks to all who sent cards, phone calls and best wishes for my birthday. I’m thankful for so many blessings. God is good!” – Leona Nunnikhoven

“Thank you for all the cards, telephone calls, and personal well wishes I received for my 84th birthday. What a joy it is to be part of such a loving congregation. God has been good to me.” – Hermina Stursma

MONDAY: Perk Up will NOT meet this week because of Labor Day.

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) 6:30-6:55 p.m.

GEMS will have their Camping Kickoff party from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 656 195th Ave., Pella. We’ll meet for a campfire, games and crafts. Hotdogs, s’mores and snacks will be provided. We invite all interested girls between 2nd and 8th grade to attend!

The Cadets will be holding their annual kickoff party September 6 at 6:30 p.m. All Cadets and their families are invited to the north shelter house at West Market Park for food and games.

Adult Choir 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Men’s Ensemble, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

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.

YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES GET-TOGETHER: All young adults and their families are invited to a gathering at Kiwanis Park this Friday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. Pizza will be provided. Please bring your own drink, lawn chairs and a snack to share (optional). Any new people are invited and encouraged to come for games and fellowship. Please RSVP to Allison Van Wyngarden at 641-204-1171 by September 7.

KINGDOM KIDS: Over the next couple weeks there will be a signup sheet in the basement for Kingdom Kids. Kids from 4 years old through 1st grade are invited to join in the fun on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:50 p.m. Please contact Arlys Veenstra at 641-780-1967 if you have any questions.

MEN’S ENSEMBLE: Any men interested in singing in the Men’s Ensemble for our September 10 morning worship service, please practice with us this Wednesday, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

CHILD CARE NEEDED: A new season of choir is underway and, with excitement, we anticipate the participation of some young parents, but child care assistance is needed. Would you be willing to help in this important ministry on Wednesday evenings? Invite a friend or spouse for extra fun! Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom, Glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com or 641-780-2637, for more information

GEMS LEADERSHIP OPENING: Do you have a heart for mentoring and encouraging young girls in their walk with Christ? GEMS is looking for a couple ladies who would be interested in being co-counselors this year. Please contact Katie Magnussen at 563-260-2190 or kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com with interest or questions.

SEPTEMBER 17: At the morning joint service on September 17, Matt Rogers, the merger consultant, is now scheduled to preach instead of Pastor Tom.

TIMELINE FOR THE MERGER PROCESS:

September 11 – Joint Council Meeting to present the Merged Church as Envisioned by the Vision Teams followed by a vote by the Individual Councils.

The following dates are based off of a positive vote by the three Councils:

September 18Joint Congregational Conversation to Present and Discuss the Merge Church Proposal. This will start at 7:00 p.m. Location is to be determined.

September 23Joint Congregational Conversation to Present and Discuss the Merge Church Proposal. This will start at 9:30 a.m. Location is to be determined.

September 25 – Congregational Meetings to Approve the Merged Church.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us will be September 24, so please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them.

College Planning Night: On Monday, September 11, parents of juniors and seniors at Pella Christian High School are invited to a presentation and question/answer session about navigating the college admission and financial aid process. This information will be especially valuable for parents who have had no experience with the process previously. We will meet in the school library at 7:00 p.m.

Have you sent in your reservation for the retreat, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church on September 14? The deadline to register is this Tuesday, September 5. There will be a unique opportunity to give an offering to provide Bibles to Africa. You won’t want to miss hearing Jennie Afman Dimkoff speak and a mini concert by Barbara Boertje DeVries and Phyllis De Vries.

In September, Pastor Paul Hoekstra, a former pastor in your church, will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of his ordination into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Church. We, at First CRC in Oskaloosa, will be observing this milestone in his life on September 17. We will be having a reception from 11:00-1:00, including a potluck lunch at 11:40. Please feel free to join us for the 9:30 service and/or during the reception time. We know this will be a special day in the life of Pastor Paul and Ellen.

New Family/Alumni Football Night: This is an invitation to all new families at PCHS and PCHS Alumni to attend the home football game against Mount Ayr Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. ALUMNI: Sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive a ticket for you and your spouse for free admission to the game. NEW FAMILIES: Will receive a letter of invitation from school and should sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive tickets for free admission to the game for your entire family as well as two food vouchers for use at the concession stand. (Tickets and vouchers will be available until the end of the first quarter and are for use September 22 only.)

Fall Pella Games: Pella Christian High School is hosting their first All-School Class Reunion in conjunction with the Fall Pella Games on Saturday, September 30. The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at the school campus. Breakfast and lunch will be served by Hy-Vee at the Pella Recreation Center Fieldhouse. Other activities include sand volleyball, pickleball, cornhole and dodgeball tournaments and inflatables for the kids! The evening meal will be catered by Bubbu Q’s BBQ. Tickets for supper can be purchased in the PCHS office after Labor Day. To register for events go to http://bit.ly/fall-pella-games. For more details check out Fall Pella Games Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/fall-pella-games.

August 27, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

August 27, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude My Jesus, I Love Thee with I Love You, Lord

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise led by Praise Band

* It Is Well with My Soul

* 10,000 Reasons

Testimonials Video

Congregational Prayer

Trio Your Mercy Flows

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Pella II Missions Fund

Offertory: Amazing Grace

Scripture, read by Ryan Hoekstra 2 Timothy 4:9-18

Pew Bibles – page 1856

*Sing            Your Mercy Flows

Sermon “I Don’t Mean to Complain…”

Prayer

Sing……….. Thank You, Jesus………..

*Blessing………..

*Postlude

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Joyce Boender
Trio: Sharesa, Addie, Nora Van Arendonk

* = Please stand if able

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: September 3: Pastor Alex Agbuya; September 10: Kathleen De Haan’s mission trip; September 17: A.M. – (Joint service) P.M. – Pella II Christian Education Fund; September 24: A.M. – International Justice Ministry; P.M. – Music Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Sharon Walker, Lisa Vos, Alexa Matherly; September 3: (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Christensen, Ty Hugen

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: John and Louise Van Woerkom; North Doors: Ray Veenstra; South Doors: Gerrit and Shirley Van Hal; September 3: East Doors: Andrea Van Waardhuizen, Dena Bokhoven; North Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; South Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen

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

Today: Libby Braafhart – C,J,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 3: Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; September 3: Sherwin Klyn

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Jason Van Arendonk, Jamis Christensen; North Side: Matt Vos; South Side: Phil Slings

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

Pick up a copy of the 6-month financial report after the morning service in the Deacon’s Room. You are welcome to stay for a time of discussion at 11:00 a.m. This will be your chance to ask questions or share concerns. This opportunity will be repeated on September 3.

This evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at Faith Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the biblical character Ruth. The offering will be for A.C.T.S. Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at First Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Tom Dykman will preach on the biblical character Abraham.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to JoAnn Boot who will celebrate her 80th birthday on August 29, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“A special thank you to the Scrapbooking group, Christian Fellowship and all others for your cards, calls and prayers during my 91st birthday.” – Doyle Vande Lune

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

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

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) will practice 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Our next two Adult Choir rehearsals will be this Wednesday, August 30, and September 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by Men’s Ensemble rehearsal, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

GEMS LEADERSHIP OPENING: Do you have a heart for mentoring and encouraging young girls in their walk with Christ? GEMS is looking for a couple ladies who would be interested in being co-counselors this year. Please contact Katie Magnussen at 563-260-2190 or kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com with interest or questions.

MEN’S ENSEMBLE: Any men interested in singing in the Men’s Ensemble for our September 10 morning worship service, please join us for rehearsals Wednesday, August 30, and September 6, 8:00-8:30.

FRUIT OF THE SOIL: A generous donation of sweet corn was received.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Wyatt Jay, son of Lance and Megan Nieuwsma, born on July 25. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES: Our Elders have agreed to continue joint evening worship services with First CRC and Faith CRC for the next three months, with some exceptions as noted below. The pastors plan to preach through the Apostles’ Creed.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER:

Sept. 3 – 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching.
– 6:00 p.m. at First CRC, Pastor Tom preaching on Abraham.
(combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Faith CRC)

Sept. 10 – 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching.
– 6:00 p.m. at First CRC, Pastor Brad Meinders preaching on Father and Creator. (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC)

Sept. 17 – 10:00 a.m. at First CRC, Pastor Tom preaching
(combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Grace Fellowship)
– Noon – Pella II CRC picnic at Cordova Park, followed by second worship service, Pastor Tom preaching

Sept. 24 – 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching.
– 6:00 p.m. at Pella II CRC, Pastor Tom preaching

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us will be September 24, so please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them.

A free screening of “Voiceless”, sponsored by Pella Pro-Life, will be at Pella Christian High School on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. “Voiceless” (112 min.; PG13) is a multiple award-winning movie about a young war veteran with a rough past who moves to Philadelphia with his wife to serve as an inner-city outreach minister. But he puts his job on the line to stand against an abortion clinic across the street from his building. Please come to be encouraged to engage the culture and be the voice of the Voiceless.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free 12-session educational program at The Well Campus for family members, partners, and friends of Adults with serious mental illness to help them to understand and support them while maintaining their own well-being. These will be held on Thursdays, September 7 through November 30 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. See the poster downstairs for more details.

Have you sent in your reservation for the retreat, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church on September 14? Encourage your husbands and friends to come with you for the day. Our featured speaker, Jennie Afman Dimkoff, is a gifted storyteller. Barbara Boertje DeVries and Phyllis De Vries will lead us in worship and perform a mini-concert during the day. If you need a brochure, which has the cost and registration form, you will find them on the table in the narthex. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 5.

Fall Pella Games: Pella Christian High School is hosting their first All-School Class Reunion in conjunction with the Fall Pella Games on Saturday, September 30. The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at the school campus. Breakfast and lunch will be served by Hy-Vee at the Pella Recreation Center Fieldhouse. Other activities include sand volleyball, pickleball, cornhole and dodgeball tournaments and inflatables for the kids! The evening meal will be catered by Bubbu Q’s BBQ. Tickets for supper can be purchased in the PCHS office after Labor Day. To register for events go to http://bit.ly/fall-pella-games. For more details check out Fall Pella Games Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/fall-pella-games.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Financial Report
  • 30 Days of Prayer Calendar
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Update
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Wedding Banquet – Jesus’ parable of the Wedding Banquet is filled with caution and warning, even for the believer. Join Groundwork as we discuss Matthew 22 to discover what Jesus wants us to know about God’s judgment and what it means for who is welcomed into his kingdom. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Bruno’s Back in Town – Bruno LeVaire, the international art thief may be back in town to get his revenge on Liz and Grandpa Anole, but he’s not the only one to shock the Terrene Community! An old friend returns to help out, but is that a good thing?   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com This month, Kids Corner’s offering a free ebook on divorce called “God’s Got You Covered”. Using biblical teaching, this ebook provides help for kids and parents talk about divorce. Go to www.kidscorner.net and click on the free stuff page to download this free resource.

August 20, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

Combined Worship – First CRC, Second CRC, Grace Fellowship
held at Pella Christian High School

August 20, 2017 10:00 A.M.

Prelude Here Is Love Trio

Welcome and Call to Worship Pastor Brad Meinders

A Time of Praise led by Youth Praise Band

* Come, Now Is the Time to Worship

* How Great Is Our God

*Prayer of Praise

Sing I Will Rise

Blessing of the Backpacks Pastor Tom Dykman

*Sing Praise to the Lord, the Almighty led by Instrumental Ensemble

Offering Freedom House

Offertory: Shine, Jesus, Shine

Sermon “Redemption” Pastor Piet Van Waarde

Vocal Solo Redeemed Dwayne De Ruiter

Prayer

*Sing……….. Lord, I Lift Your Name on High………..

*Benediction………..

*Postlude

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Pella II CRC Announcements – August 20, 2017

OFFERINGS: August 20: PM – A.C.T.S. Ministries; August 27: AM – Pella II Missions Fund; PM – A.C.T.S. Ministries

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) None; August 27: Sharon Walker, Lisa Vos, Alexa Matherly

GREETERS: Today:   None; August 27: East Doors: John and Louise Van Woerkom; North Doors: Ray Veenstra; South Doors: Gerrit and Shirley Van Hal

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

Today: None; August 27: Libby Braafhart – C,J,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Gary Vander Molen; August 27: Jeff Van Kooten

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Jason Van Arendonk, Jamis Christensen; North Side: Matt Vos; South Side: Phil Slings

Attention September Ushers: If you are unable to usher your scheduled time, please contact head usher, Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

TODAY: This evening at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at West Market Park. Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching on the biblical character Nehemiah. The offering is for A.C.T.S. Ministries. Please bring your lawn chair.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at Faith Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the biblical character Ruth.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Ken Van Gent who will celebrate his 86th birthday on August 24, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on August 21 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: 6:00 p.m. – Potluck for Adult Choir members and their families, followed by rehearsal. See Barbara Boertje DeVries for more details!

GEMS LEADERSHIP OPENING: Do you have a heart for mentoring and encouraging young girls in their walk with Christ? GEMS is looking for a couple ladies who would be interested in being co-counselors this year. Please contact Katie Magnussen at 563-260-2190 or kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com with interest or questions.

THANK YOU: “Many thank-you’s to the group of Goodfellas who moved us Tuesday, August 8. We were amazed how fast everything was moved in a very short time! Your help was very much appreciated! God Bless Your Mission.” – Art and Marge Kuiper

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CARY: School supplies are on sale! Would you be willing to help the After-School Program at Cary Christian Center by purchasing supplies for them? They need all school supplies, but especially spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper and construction paper. If you wish to contribute, please place them in the boxes downstairs this coming week. These items will be delivered to Cary in September. Thank you for your help!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Our Children’s Choir’s first rehearsal for 1st-6th graders will be Wednesday, August 30, 6:30-7:55 p.m. in the sanctuary. See Barbara Boertje DeVries for more details.

Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us will be September 24, so please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them.

A free screening of “Voiceless”, sponsored by Pella Pro-Life, will be at Pella Christian High School on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. “Voiceless” (112 min.; PG13) is a multiple award-winning movie about a young war veteran with a rough past who moves to Philadelphia with his wife to serve as an inner-city outreach minister. But he puts his job on the line to stand against an abortion clinic across the street from his building. Please come to be encouraged to engage the culture and be the voice of the Voiceless.

Have you sent in your reservation for the retreat, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, at Calvary Christian Reformed Church on September 14? Encourage your husbands and friends to come with you for the day. Our featured speaker, Jennie Afman Dimkoff, is a gifted storyteller. Barbara Boertje DeVries and Phyllis De Vries will lead us in worship and perform a mini-concert during the day. If you need a brochure, which has the cost and registration form, you will find them on the table in the narthex. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 5.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Prodigal Son – As we continue our study of Jesus’ parables, we encounter what might be his most famous parable. Join Groundwork as we learn about forgiveness and grace and remember deep truths about God and his love for us by studying the parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Zap Your Life – Liz has more than he can handle when usually level-headed Lucille starts buying up videos, books and tickets to the latest Zap MacDoogle motivational speech. Is this all a scam? Can Liz save his friend by showing her God’s Word? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  At www.kidscorner.net, download two of our best free resources: the KC Sketch book and the KC Summer Fun Book.

TOUR THE BIBLICAL LANDS OF ISRAEL February 12-23, 2018. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho and more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration go to website toursofisrael.wordpress.com or call Peter Tuininga, 1-289-877-8433 or email peter.tuininga@gmail.com.

August 13, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

August 13, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude A Child of the King

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Wonderful Words of Life

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise

* Majesty Celebration #10

* Never Once

   Lord, I Need You

Congregational Prayer

Solo He Knows My Name Will Van Wyngarden

Scripture, read by Allison Van Wyngarden            2 Timothy 4:1-8
Pew Bibles – page 1855

Sermon “Get Your Crown”

Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Areopagus Campus Ministry

Offertory: I Surrender All – Ruth Stevenson, pianist

*Sing……….. For All the Saints……….. Celebration #767:1, 3, 6

*Blessing………..

*Postlude

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Melissa Geetings; Praise Band

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

August 13, 2017 Combined Service with First CRC 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Worship Medley

Welcome / Call to Worship

Sing We Have Come into His House Celebration #224:1

God’s Greeting

Songs of Response We Have Come into His House Celebration #224:2

* Come, Christians, Join to Sing Celebration #225:1-3

A Time of Praise

Giving Our Firstfruits to God A.C.T.S. Ministries

Offertory: All the Way My Savior Leads Me              

*Response, singing……….. All the Way My Savior Leads Me……….. Celebration #680:1

Scripture, read by Ruth Stevenson Esther 9:18-28

Pew Bibles – page 786

Sermon “When God Is Not There, But Still Present”

Prayer

*Benediction

*Sing……….. Great Is Thy Faithfulness……….. Celebration #139:1-3.

*Postlude

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trumpeter: Rob Rus; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: August 20: AM – Freedom House; PM – A.C.T.S. Ministries; August 27: AM – Pella II Missions Fund; PM – A.C.T.S. Ministries

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Emily Boender, Susan Pierson, Alexis Vos; (P.M.) Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; August 20: None

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper; South Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; August 20: None

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

Today: Debra Klyn – C,J,S; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; August 20: None

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; August 20: Gary Vander Molen

TODAY: Welcome to Worship! We welcome all who worship with us today.

Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.

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

Please join us at 5:15 in the north tower room for a time of prayer and praise. God is pleased as we bring our requests to Him. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Pray always”.

Today at 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Tom Dykman will preach on the biblical character Esther.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. we will have combined services with First CRC and Grace Fellowship at Pella Christian High School. Pastor Piet Van Waarde will be preaching.

Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will join for worship at the West Market Park. Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the biblical character Nehemiah.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Sid Klyn had his gall bladder removed on Tuesday and was expecting to be released from the hospital on Friday. We pray for a good recovery.

Lois Slings will have surgery for breast cancer this Wednesday, August 16, and anticipates that radiation treatments will start a few weeks after surgery. Prayers are appreciated for successful surgery and treatments and a good recovery.

We wish a happy birthday to Hermina Stursma who will celebrate her 84th birthday on August 19 and to Ed Uitermarkt who will celebrate his 86th birthday on August 20, and we pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thanks to all who shared precious memories, spoke kind words of sympathy, offered heartfelt prayers and support, and sent beautiful cards and letters during Mom’s final journey home. We so appreciate all of you who honored her memory with a gift to Pella Christian Schools, and a special thanks to those who helped with her funeral service. She loved you all so much.”– The family of Wilma Vos

“Thank you Christian Fellowship, Perk Up and Scrapbook group for your “touching” cards, and all who remembered my 91st birthday.” – Ray Klyn

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

THIS WEEK’S MUSIC REHEARSALS for the August 20, 10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service at PCHS:

Monday and Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Instrumental Ensemble in our sanctuary.

(Please bring music stands.)

Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Praise Team at Grace Fellowship.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Praise Team at PCHS.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Wyatt Jay, son of Lance and Megan Nieuwsma, born on July 25. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

GEMS LEADERSHIP OPENING: Do you have a heart for mentoring and encouraging young girls in their walk with Christ? GEMS is looking for a couple ladies who would be interested in being co-counselors this year. Please contact Katie Magnussen at 563-260-2190 or kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com with interest or questions.

FROM COUNCIL:   The membership of Lois Slings has been received from the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Welcome back, Lois! May God bring rich blessings to you as you rejoin our church family.

UPDATE ON THE TIMELINE FOR THE MERGER PROCESS:

August 28 – Deadline for the Vision Teams to submit their Final Recom-mendation Document to G6SC.

September 11 – Joint Council Meeting to present the Merged Church as Envisioned by the Vision Teams followed by a vote by the Individual Councils.

The following dates are based off of a positive vote by the three Councils:

September 18Joint Congregational Conversation to Present and Discuss the Merge Church Proposal. This will start at 7:00 p.m. Location is to be determined.

September 23Joint Congregational Conversation to Present and Discuss the Merge Church Proposal. This will start at 9:30 a.m. Location is to be determined.

September 25 – Congregational Meetings to Approve the Merged Church.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CARY: School supplies are on sale! Would you be willing to help the After-School Program at Cary Christian Center by purchasing supplies for them? They need all school supplies, but especially spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper and construction paper. These items will be delivered to Cary in September. Thank you for your help!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Our Adult Choir fall kick-off will be Wednesday, August 23, beginning with a potluck at 5:30 p.m., followed by rehearsal. If you haven’t been contacted yet but would like to join us, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries. Now is a great time to join us!

Our Children’s Choir’s first rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 30. “Stay tuned” for more details!

Sunday, September 24: Our 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. worship services on September 24 will be ones you won’t want to miss, as we bid farewell to Pastor Tom and Erin!

Pathways of Pella will host its annual 5K Run/Walk for LIFE on Saturday, August 26. Registration starts at Pella Christian High School at 8:30 a.m., with the race starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $30 (no guarantee of shirt). Kids 10 and under walk/run free (no shirt). Raise $200 and up in pledges and you and your family walk/run for free, free t-shirt and eligible for prize drawings! $500 in pledges or more – 2 free shirts and prize drawing. For info, registration forms and pledge sheets – www.pathwayspella.org or 628-4827.

A free screening of “Voiceless”, sponsored by Pella Pro-Life, will be at Pella Christian High School on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. “Voiceless” (112 min.; PG13) is a multiple award-winning movie about a young war veteran with a rough past who moves to Philadelphia with his wife to serve as an inner-city outreach minister. But he puts his job on the line to stand against an abortion clinic across the street from his building. Please come to be encouraged to engage the culture and be the voice of the Voiceless.

Save the Date: Saturday, September 30 – The first ever “Fall Pella Games” will be hosted by Pella Christian High School, PRC Health and Fitness and Hy-Vee. A day filled with friendly competition with a 5K run/walk, pickle ball tournament, sand volley tournament, dodgeball tournament and a corn hole/bags tournament. More information will be coming soon!

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Laborers in the Vineyard – We spend most of our lives caring about what’s fair. But Jesus uses our human penchant for fairness to convict our hearts and reveal the wonderful, sometimes disconcerting truth about God’s grace and salvation through the parable of the laborers in the vineyard from Matthew 20. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Sunday Selfie Superstar – All of Terrene is clicking away and making duck faces, looking for the best selfie! Liz is confident that he’ll win the contest, until a long-forgotten figure from his past returns! Say cheese! Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. At www.kidscorner.net, download two of our best free resources: the KC Sketch book and the KC Summer Fun Book.

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