August 18, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 18, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………. The Lord’s My Shepherd…………………………………………….

Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Sing…………………………………………….. Cornerstone………………………………………………………

*Responsive Reading……………… “Walking in the Light”………………………………………………

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………………. The Well

Vocal Duet:  His Mercy Is More – Levi & Luke Nieuwsma

GOD’S WORD

Scripture read by Carolyn Harthoorn………………………………………………… Ephesians 5:1-17

Pew Bibles – page 1822

Sermon…………………………………… “Living in the Light”……………………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 8

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………… Mighty to Save…………………………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………….. Mighty to Save (chorus)……………………………………………..

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team; Worship Leader:  Levi Nieuwsma

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for August 18, 2019

OFFERINGSAugust 25:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Kala Talsma, April Nieuwsma, Taryn Hugen; August 25: (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Sharesa Van Arendonk, Ethan Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Sherwin and Paula Klyn; North Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; South Doors: Glenn and Carol Matherly; August 25:  East Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; North Doors: Debra Klyn; South Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries

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

Today: Emily Boender – C; Kala Talsma – C,J; Ruth Van Hal – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; August 25:  Lisa Vos – C,J,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Gary Vander Molen; August 25:  Jeff Van Kooten

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Phil Slings, Brian Van Kooten; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Tony Van Zee

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the Ninth Commandment, You shall not bear false witness.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning Cory Nikkel will be preaching at our worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship. Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Tenth Commandment, You shall not covet.  You are invited to an ice cream social in the Fellowship Hall of Faith CRC after the joint evening service on August 25.  You will have an opportunity to meet Raul and Adrianna Herrera and learn more about their work at the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Hermina Stursma who will celebrate her 86th birthday on August 19, to Ed Uitermarkt who will celebrate his 88th birthday on August 20, and to Ken Van Gent who will celebrate his 88th birthday on August 24, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you Pella II Let’s Remember group, Christian Fellowship Hour, Perk-Up and all who added happiness and thankfulness on my recent birthday.” – Ray Klyn

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 August 19.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on August 19 at 7:00 p.m.

FROM COUNCIL:  The Council is requesting the congregation to submit nominations for elders and deacons for the next Council term.  Names can be given to any Council member.

COUNSELOR OPPORTUNITY:  GEMS is looking for one or two more counselors to help on Wednesday nights September through March.  Please contact Katie Magnussen at kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com with any questions or interest.

BABY GIFTS:  There are tables located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Samuel, son of Jon and Nicole Yoder, born July 14; Lane Henry, son of Kurt and Emily Boender, born July 20; and Serenity Ruth, daughter of Tony and Sarah Van Zee, born July 23. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

WORSHIP MINISTRY NOTES:

Worship / Musical gifts of many kinds are encouraged in our worship ministry.  If you have a vocal and/or instrumental talent you’d like to share, please contact our Worship Coordinator, Barbara Boertje DeVries (worship@pella2crc.org)!

Adult Choir will resume weekly Wednesday rehearsals on August 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  If you haven’t sung with us before (or recently) but are considering, please join us!  See Barbara Boertje DeVries or any Choir member for encouragement!

CHILDCARE NEED:  Adult Choir rehearsals resume next Wednesday, August 28. If you would be willing to watch children for parents who participate in choir from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on any Wednesday evening, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom by email glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com.  Your consideration and help is greatly appreciated!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Plan to spend your Labor Day morning here at church for our Family Fun Fest!  We will have inflatables, mini golf, a race track, lawn games and snacks from 10:00-noon to kick off our youth programs and invite other kids in the community to join us, too.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to come have fun with us on Monday morning, September 2.

Peoria Christian School is participating in a Culver’s Fundraiser Monday, August 26, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Please stop by Culver’s Restaurant — 10% of the proceeds will go towards our school.  Our 5th-8th grade students will be there to help serve your food.

Pella MOPS/MOMSnext Open House is for any Mom!  Open house will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in the large front meeting room of the Pella Library.  Learn about our group, meet members, and join if interested! Light refreshments will be served.  Kids are welcome to attend.  The purpose of the group is to provide moms much-needed “me” time to grow as women, mothers and sisters in Christ.  Email mopsofpella@gmail.com with questions.  We hope to see you there!

On September 12, Bible League Volunteers host a retreat for you called
His Plan…Our Purpose”.  You will be enriched with spiritual encouragement, joyful fellowship and musical worship.  To give you an opportunity to partner in providing Scripture engagement around the world, an offering will be taken for Bible League International ministry.  Registration brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

Ride for LIFE 2019 – Get ready to enjoy a Saturday morning cruise on Saturday, September 21, joining other motorcycle and car enthusiasts to raise money for Pathways of Pella.  Registrations begin at 8:30 a.m.  Riders and drivers will depart at 10:00 a.m. from the United Methodist Church parking lot located at 1414 University Street in Pella.  There will be a lunch stop at the Lake Ahquabi Beach Shelter House mid-way through the ride (located just outside of Indianola). This meal is free for all registered riders/passengers. For those who wish not to participate in the ride, you are invited to come out and enjoy the meal, for a small cost.  During the meal, we will also have children’s activities, along with a silent auction.  For more information, please contact Jed Blauw at bhtees@gmail.com or visit our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/434870260704528/.

DO YOU ENJOY READING BOOKS TO CHILDREN?  Would you have about 40 minutes of volunteer time during the lunch hour (11:20-12:00) on Tuesdays to read to a first or second grade student and thus help with the mission of Pella Christian Grade School?  Then “Power Read” is for you. We meet in the Legacy Gym with 10-12 adults and 10-12 young children.  Each child will be paired with an adult mentor for the year.  Books are provided.  Contact Lois Van Houwelingen at 628-4680 or 780-7415 (cell).  We’d love to have you join us.

PATHWAYS OF PELLA 5K RUN/WALK FOR LIFE is August 24, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Pella Christian High.  Registration fee is $30.00.  Register at our website (pathwayspella.org).

FREEDOM HOUSE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS:

– Spiritual Training (highly recommended) – September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

– Reality of Trafficking/Ministry to the Girls – September 7; 9:00 a.m.-Noon

– Deescalating Training – October 3 and 10; 5:00-8:00 p.m. (must be able to attend both nights, and limited seats).

Questions or to RSVP for training, please e-mail freedomhouse17@gmail.com.

CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER NEEDS YOUR HELP!  If you are a painter, we would love to have you join us to help paint The Treasure Chest thrift store.  We will be taking a team to Cary from September 14-20.  They also need help with the Parent-Child ministry, After School program, and many other projects they have to work on.  If you would be interested in going along, please contact Jean De Waard at jeandewaard@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Faith and Chronic Pain or Illness – Cancer diagnoses, long-term illnesses, and chronic pain can alter our daily reality and cast a shadow of uncertainty over our future hopes and dreams.  Join Groundwork and study passages like Romans 8:18-26 and Psalm 13 to gain a spiritual perspective on chronic pain and illness, and to find out how your faith can support you throughout the journey. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Keep Your Eye on the Comic Book – Let’s work together!  The Lizarardo Detective Agency needs your help to solve the mystery of the missing comic Book.   Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway – The Bible Challenge Activity Book 7.

POWER TOOLS: STAND UP TO BULLYING – At school, on the playground, or online, your child can face a bully anywhere.  Equip your child to stand up to bullying in a godly way with Power Tools, an ebook from Kids Corner.  Get the ebook when you subscribe at KidsCorner.net/PowerTools.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Give an anxious child a tangible reminder that God is with him or her.  Maybe it’s a special bracelet or necklace, or even a small “pocket stone” with the word “Peace” written on it.  Having something meaningful to hold onto in anxious moments can help a lot. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

August 11, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 11, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………… Exaltation Medley………………………………………………….

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ………………………………………… My Savior’s Love……………… Celebration #348:1, 4, 5

*Sing……………………………………….. Be Unto Your Name………………………………………………..

*Sing………………………………………. How Great Thou Art…………… Celebration #147:1, 3, 4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………… GEMS National Organization

Solo:  Forgiveness – Jon Golliet

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Lisa Van Kooten……………………………………… Ephesians 4:26-27, 31-32

Pew Bibles – page 1822

Sermon…………………………… “The Freedom of Forgiveness”……………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 7

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Sing………………………………………………. Living Hope………………………………………………………

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

*Sing………………………………………. Living Hope (chorus)……………………………………………….

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Worship Team; Worship Leader:  Jon Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Connect Church and Second CRC Service
August 11, 2019                                                                                                            6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………………… As the Deer………………………………………………………

Precious Lord, Take My Hand / In Christ Alone

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………… It Is Good to Sing Thy Praises……………….. Psalter #180:1-3

*Sing…………………………. O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord………………. Psalter #204

1, 2 – All; vs. 3 – Women & Children; vs. 4 – Men; vs. 5 – All; Refrains – All

Responsive Reading………………. “Honesty and Integrity”……………………………………………..

Sing……………………………………… How Firm a Foundation……………. Celebration #408:1-4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………… GEMS National Organization

Offertory:  Heaven Medley

GOD’S WORD

Sing……………………………………. Open the Eyes of My Heart…………………………………………..

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………… Exodus 20:15

Pew Bibles – page 118

Sermon……………………………………… “Living Honestly”…………………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision……………….. Celebration #562:1, 3

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

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision…………………… Celebration #562:4

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

Preacher: Pastor Paul Bradford;  Liturgist: Pastor Ryan Faber
Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Worship Leaders: Wes & Arlys Veenstra

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSAugust 18:  The Well; August 25:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Judy Van Zee, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; August 18:  (A.M.) Kala Talsma, April Nieuwsma, Taryn Hugen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Shane and Melissa Tukker; North Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; South Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; August 18:  East Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn; North Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; South Doors: Glenn and Carol Matherly

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

Today: Debra Klyn – C,S; Lindsay Golliet – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; August 18:  Kala Talsma – C,J; Barb Wilson = C,J,S; Bill Wilson – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Ken Van Woerkom; August 18:  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 visitors and members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs after the morning worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the Eighth Commandment, You shall not steal.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the Ninth Commandment, You shall not bear false witness.

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

WEDNESDAY:  All-church prayer meeting at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.  Note change of day.

BABY GIFTS:  There are tables located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Samuel, son of Jon and Nicole Yoder, born July 14; Lane Henry, son of Kurt and Emily Boender, born July 20; and Serenity Ruth, daughter of Tony and Sarah Van Zee, born July 23. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

WORSHIP MINISTRY NOTES:

Worship / Musical gifts of many kinds are encouraged in our worship ministry.  If you have a vocal and/or instrumental talent you’d like to share, please contact our Worship Coordinator, Barbara Boertje DeVries (worship@pella2crc.org)!

Adult Choir will resume weekly Wednesday rehearsals on August 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  If you haven’t sung with us before (or recently) but are considering, please join us!  See Barbara Boertje DeVries or any Choir member for encouragement!

REMINDER:  If you have trouble reading the words on the screen, for whatever reason, there are song folders in the narthex with words of the songs that are not in the hymnals and of responsive readings that will be used during the worship service.  Feel free to pick one up.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Mark your calendars for a Family Fun Fest on Labor Day morning.  Our church will be kicking off our youth programs and inviting others in the community to join us for a morning of lawn games, a bounce house, other activities and snacks.  We’d love to have your family join us on September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Please invite your friends and neighbors too.

Ice Cream Social:  You are invited to an ice cream social in the Fellowship Hall of Faith CRC after the joint evening service on August 25.  You will have an opportunity to meet Raul and Adrianna Herrera and learn more about their work at the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua.

Pathways of Pella 5K Run/Walk for LIFE is August 24, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Pella Christian High.  Registration fee is $30.00.  Register at our website (pathwayspella.org).

Peoria Christian School is participating in a Culver’s Fundraiser Monday, August 26, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Please stop by Culver’s Restaurant — 10% of the proceeds will go towards our school.  Our 5th-8th grade students will be there to help serve your food.

Please join us for 2nd annual Oskaloosa Christian School Grace Race 5k/1mile run/walk on Labor Day, September 2, at 8:30 a.m. Registration link can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Oskaloosa/OskaloosaChristianSchoolGraceRace20185k1milewalkrun, or on the school website or Facebook.  Register early for price discount and guaranteed t-shirt if registered by August 15!  Family rate available!  Any questions, please contact Leah Bruxvoort: rlbruxvoort@gmail.com or 641-295-6190.

Join Bible League Volunteers for the “His Plan…Our Purpose” retreat on Thursday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Calvary CRC.  Among their guest speakers is author and former Mrs. Nebraska USA, Pam Schram.  She will encourage you with humor, joy, and inspiration.  Brochures are in your mailbox and on the table in the narthex.

DO YOU ENJOY READING BOOKS TO CHILDREN?  Would you have about 40 minutes of volunteer time during the lunch hour (11:20-12:00) on Tuesdays to read to a first or second grade student and thus help with the mission of Pella Christian Grade School?  Then “Power Read” is for you. We meet in the Legacy Gym with 10-12 adults and 10-12 young children.  Each child will be paired with an adult mentor for the year.  Books are provided.  Contact Lois Van Houwelingen at 628-4680 or 780-7415 (cell).  We’d love to have you join us.

818 FORWARD WITH FAITH – “Pop-up Anniversary Showing”: Come and view the construction progress at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella this Saturday, August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Donations in the amounts of $8.18, $81.80 or $818.00 will be entered into a prize drawing.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRAYER WALK:  Join us this Saturday, August 17, at 7:00 a.m. to pray for the school year.  We want to start the year off right by joining together in prayer.  The prayer walk will last approximately an hour, and donuts and coffee will be supplied.

FREEDOM HOUSE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS:

– Spiritual Training (highly recommended) – September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
– Reality of Trafficking/Ministry to the Girls – September 7; 9:00 a.m.-Noon
– Deescalating Training – October 3 and 10; 5:00-8:00 p.m. (must be able to attend both nights, and limited seats).
Questions or to RSVP for training, please e-mail freedomhouse17@gmail.com.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Faith and Anxiety – Whether worry affects your daily life in big or small ways, the Bible speaks to our experiences with anxiety.  Join us as we study Matthew 6:25-34 and Philippians 4:4-9 to discover how our faith and God’s peace empower us to confront and more effectively respond to our anxieties. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Don’t Fence Me In – Why do games always have to have rules?  Help Liz and Grandpa figure out what’s right about rules!  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered:  Stories and Advice about Divorce, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Asking “How was your day?” might get you a one-word answer from your kids.  Instead, ask, “What were the best and worst parts of your day?”  You’ll be surprised by what you learn if you ask this question regularly, and the answers will give you things to pray about together. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

August 4, 2019

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
August 4, 2019                                                                                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………… Amazing Grace / Grace Alone…………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………….. Give to Our God Immortal Praise…….. Celebration #112:1-3

*Sing………………………………………. The Wonderful Cross……………………………………………….

*Responsive Reading………… God’s Word about our Words…………………………………………

*Sing…………………………………….. Hallelujah for the Cross……………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………….. Resonate Global Mission

Men’s Quartet:  It’s About the Cross

GOD’S WORD

Scripture………………………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 4:25-32

Pew Bibles – page 1822

Sermon…………………………………… “Life Giving Words”……………………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 6

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

Duet……………………………………………. When I Speak…. Dennis De Vries, Georgia De Vries

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive 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.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanks

CLOSING WORSHIP

*Sing……………………………. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…………………………. vs. 1, 2

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

*Sing……………………………. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…………………………….. vs. 3

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

Pastor:   Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender; Worship Team
Men’s Quartet: Levi Nieuwsma, Jon Golliet, Joe Van Haaften, Will Van Wyngarden
Worship Leader:  Levi Nieuwsma

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Connect Church, Faith CRC, Second CRC Worship Service
August 4, 2019                                                                                                              6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Amazing Grace……………………………………………………

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………… Who, O Lord, with Thee Abiding……………….. Psalter #20:1-3

*Sing……………………………………. In Doubt and Temptation…………………… Psalter #137:1-3

Sing………………………. Thy Lovingkindness, Lord, Is Good and Free……. Psalter #129:1-4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………….. Resonate Global Mission

Offertory:  Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love  – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 51

Pew Bibles – page 889

Sermon………………………………. “No Adultery?  Why Not?”…………………………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………. Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night………… Psalter #428:1-4

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

*Sing……………………………… O All Ye Peoples, Bless Our God…………….. Psalter #119:1-4

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

Preacher: Mr. Al Bandstra;  Liturgist: Pastor Paul Bradford
Organist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSAugust 11:  GEMS National Organization; August 18:  The Well; August 25:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Susan Pierson, Kim Roose, Lexie Matherly; August 11:  (A.M.) Judy Van Zee, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Les and Carla Nieuwsma; North Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; South Doors: Matt Walker; August 11:  East Doors:  Shane and Melissa Tukker; North Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; South Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee

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

Today: Barb Gosselink – C,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,S; Marilyn Vander Molen – C; Sharon Walker – C,S; August 11: Debra Klyn – C,S; Lindsay Golliet – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Brian Van Kooten; August 11:  Ken Van Woerkom

AUGUST MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Tom De Vries, Ray Klyn
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Debra Klyn, Sherwin Klyn
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Elmer Kloosterman, Marion Klyn
Justin Van Zee                          –     Jim Gosselink, Gary Kuiper

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

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

This morning we look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper.  We joyfully anticipate receiving the benefits of Christ’s salvation as we receive the bread and cup in faith.  If you have put your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and are seeking to faithfully follow Him, you are welcome to join us at the table.

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

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Mr. Al Bandstra will preach on the Seventh Commandment, You shall not commit adultery.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the Eighth Commandment, You shall not steal.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Ray Klyn who celebrates his 93rd birthday today, August 4, and to Leona Nunnikhoven who will celebrate her 85th birthday on August 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“We want to thank the congregation for their expressions of sympathy, cards and prayers on the death of our sister.” – Alex and Merlita Agbuya

“I would like to thank the Goodfellas for moving me from one room in the Pella Manor to another room on such short notice.  It was well done and much appreciated.  God is good. (Room #110, Phone 641-780-2235).” – Lester Van Zee

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

BABY GIFTS:  There are tables located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Samuel, son of Jon and Nicole Yoder, born July 14; Lane Henry, son of Kurt and Emily Boender, born July 20; and Serenity Ruth, daughter of Tony and Sarah Van Zee, born July 23. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

WORSHIP MINISTRY NOTES:

Worship / Musical gifts of many kinds are encouraged in our worship ministry.  If you have a vocal and/or instrumental talent you’d like to share, please contact our Worship Coordinator, Barbara Boertje DeVries (worship@pella2crc.org)!

Adult Choir will resume weekly Wednesday rehearsals on August 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  If you haven’t sung with us before (or recently) but are considering, please join us!  See Barbara Boertje DeVries or any Choir member for encouragement!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Peoria Christian School Prayer Walk:  Join us on Saturday, August 17, at 7:00 a.m. to pray for the school year.  We want to start the year off right by joining together in prayer.  The prayer walk will last approximately an hour, and donuts and coffee will be supplied.

818 Forward With Faith – “Pop-up Anniversary Showing”: Mark your calendars to come and view the construction progress at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella on August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Donations in the amounts of $8.18, $81.80 or $818.00 will be entered into a prize drawing. In addition to the monetary donation, Cranberry Stone Bakery will once again be taking pre-orders for our anniversary fundraiser! Pre-order options are 6/$12 or 12/$24. Cupcake choices include: White Wedding Cake, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Strawberry Cream, Dutch Letter, Salted Caramel, and Oreo.  Orders need to be placed by August 10 to be picked up on August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella. We encourage you to pre-order as there will be limited cupcakes available on a first come first serve basis!  Place your order by emailing Ruth De Vries at lndvrs@iowatelecom.net OR call/text 641-780-3791. Thank you for your support!

Pathways of Pella 5K Run/Walk for LIFE is August 24, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Pella Christian High.  Registration fee is $30.00.  Register at our website (pathwayspella.org).

Peoria Christian School is participating in a Culver’s Fundraiser Monday, August 26, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Please stop by Culver’s Restaurant — 10% of the proceeds will go towards our school.  Our 5th-8th grade students will be there to help serve your food.

Join Bible League Volunteers for the “His Plan…Our Purpose” retreat on Thursday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Calvary CRC.  Among their guest speakers is author and former Mrs. Nebraska USA, Pam Schram.  She will encourage you with humor, joy, and inspiration.  Brochures are in your mailbox and on the table in the narthex.

STUDY HALL MONITORS:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a study hall monitor position for the 2019-20 school year.  This is a shared position that allows for some flexibility in hours.  A teaching certificate is not required.  If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org or at 641-204-2662.

FROM LE MAHIEU’s:  Dear Pella II,  We are so grateful for your recent gift to support our family and the efforts of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea.  We praise God for your faithful generosity to our family.  A new school year has started, and Doug is still teaching social studies classes to missionary children.  He is also helping out first semester teaching a high school Bible elective.  Benita is currently working in the Literacy office, organizing materials for various language groups.  We are praying for your congregation, especially for the ongoing construction project.  In Christ – Doug, Benita, Noah, and Tia Le Mahieu

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Financial Report
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Faith and Depression – Depression does not discriminate.  It affects believers and unbelievers alike and can feel like an oppressive and ever-present sense of darkness.  Join Groundwork as we study Psalm 88, Psalm 42, and John 16:33 to discover how scripture both reflects and speaks to the human experience of depression. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: The Autograph – Liz’s game-winning baseball is missing, and Lis knows just who took it.  Or does he?  Find out on this week’s Kids Corner.  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered:  Stories and Advice about Divorce, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Fred Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.’”  When an ambulance or fire truck passes, cultivate compassion with your kids by praying together for the people who may be hurt or sick or in trouble and for the people who are rushing to help them.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

July 28, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 28, 2019                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………… Love Divine………………………………………………………

Fairest Lord Jesus

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing …………………………… Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise……… Celebration #33:1-4

*Responsive Reading………………… New Life in Christ………………………………………………….

*Sing……………………………………… This Is Amazing Grace………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………………… Because He Lives (Amen)…………………………………………….

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………….. Joshua Christian Academy

Duet:  Your Great Name – Jon & Lindsay Golliet

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 4:17-24

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………… “Living in Our New Humanity”……………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 5

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………… Because He Lives (Amen)…………………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………… Because He Lives (Amen)…………………………………………….

*Postlude……………………………….. This Is Amazing Grace………………………………………………

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries

Worship Leader:  Jon Golliet; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements – July 28, 2019

OFFERINGSAugust 4:  Resonate Global Mission; August 11:  GEMS National Organization; August 18:  The Well; August 25:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Kim Vander Molen, Lisa Van Kooten, Kaden Van Wyngarden; August 4:  Susan Pierson, Kim Roose, Lexie Matherly

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Steve and Kala Talsma; North Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; South Doors: Jacob and Regina Vaverka; August 4:  East Doors: Les and Carla Nieuwsma; North Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; South Doors: Matt Walker

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

Today:  Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Sharesa Van Arendonk  C,S; Sarah Van Zee -C,J; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; August 4:  Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Marilyn Vander Molen – C; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Calvin Van Haaften; August 4:  Brian Van Kooten

AUGUST USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Shane Tukker; North Side:  Gary Vander Molen; South Side: Jason Zylstra

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the Sixth Commandment, You shall not murder.

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

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Mr. Al Bandstra will preach on the Seventh Commandment, You shall not commit adultery.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy boy, Lane Henry, on July 20 to Kurt and Emily Boender.  We thank God for this great gift!

We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Serenity Ruth, on July 23 to Tony and Sarah Van Zee.  We thank God for this great gift!

“I would like to thank our Pella II family for all their prayers, cards and visits after my fall.   Also, thanks to Pastor Paul and Jason Van Arendonk for their visits.  Special thanks to Sherwin and Paula who stayed to help at the time.  Above all to God for His healing mercy.” – John Van Woerkom

Address change:  Les Van Zee has moved to a different room — Room 110 — in the Pella Manor, 608 E. Second Street.

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

The Governing Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY:  All-church prayer meeting at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.  Note the change of day.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE REMINDER: If you signed up to donate school supplies for the Pella Food Shelf, please bring them to church today, July 28.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

818 Forward With Faith – “Pop-up Anniversary Showing”: Mark your calendars to come and view the construction progress at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella on August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Donations in the amounts of $8.18, $81.80 or $818.00 will be entered into a prize drawing. In addition to the monetary donation, Cranberry Stone Bakery will once again be taking pre-orders for our anniversary fundraiser! Pre-order options are 6/$12 or 12/$24. Cupcake choices include: White Wedding Cake, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Strawberry Cream, Dutch Letter, Salted Caramel, and Oreo.  Orders need to be placed by August 10 to be picked up on August 17, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella. We encourage you to pre-order as there will be limited cupcakes available on a first come first serve basis!  Place your order by emailing Ruth De Vries at lndvrs@iowatelecom.net OR call/text #641-780-3791. Thank-you for your ongoing support!

Pathways of Pella will host a 5K Run/Walk for Life on Saturday, August 24, at 8:00 a.m.  Watch for further announcements or visit their website at www.pathwayspella.org.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

STUDY HALL MONITORS:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a study hall monitor position for the 2019-20 school year.  This is a shared position that allows for some flexibility in hours.  A teaching certificate is not required.  If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org or at 641-204-2662.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. A shipment of blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 29 for this delivery. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Lloyd and Nancy Peckham’s News Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Faith and Dementia – Dementia is a physical disease with spiritual and emotional effects. Join Groundwork as we study Genesis 1:26-27, Colossians 3:1-4, and Romans 8:26-27, 35-39 to find promises that strengthen and support our faith as individuals, caregivers, and faith communities as we face the realities of dementia.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover – Yikes!  What happens when Liz and Lucille try to return a lunch box that belongs to someone in the weirdest family in town?   Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered:  Stories and Advice about Divorce, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Got questions about being a Christian parent?  You’re not alone.  The Home Grown Handbook for Christian Parenting by Karen DeBoer shares answers to 111 real-life questions parents like you ask.  It’s available at FaithAliveResources,org. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

July 21, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 21, 2019                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………….. Lead On, O King Eternal / The Lord is My Light……………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ………………………………….. Build Your Kingdom Here……………………………………………

*We Profess What We Believe – Apostles’ Creed………………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………………… We Believe……………………………………………………….

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………. Pella Food Shelf

Sing:  Thy Word – Celebration #184

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften…………………………………………. Ephesians 4:7-8, 11-16
Pew Bibles – page 1921

Sermon…………………………….. “Speaking the Truth in Love”…………………………………………

“Life Together” Series, Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………. O Christ, the Great Foundation……………………………. vs. 1, 2

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

*Sing………………………………. O Christ, the Great Foundation………………………………… vs. 4

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

Rob Rus, Trumpeter; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements – July 21, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sarah Christensen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Nia Hoekstra; July 28:  (A.M.) Kim Vander Molen, Lisa Van Kooten, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors:  Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; July 28:  East Doors: Steve and Kala Talsma; North Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; South Doors: Jacob and Regina Vaverka

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

Today:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S; July 28:  Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Sharesa Van Arendonk  C,S; Sarah Van Zee -C,J; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jason Van Arendonk; July 28:  Calvin Van Haaften

AUGUST USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Shane Tukker; North Side:  Gary Vander Molen; South Side: Jason Zylstra

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

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

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

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

A Council Chat will be held in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. today.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the Fifth Commandment, Honor your father and your mother.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on the Sixth commandment, You shall not murder.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Sylvia Langstraat has been diagnosed with a mass in her lung and a suspicious lymph node in her chest.  An ex-ray will be taken again in one month.  No treatment is planned. Please keep Sylvia in your prayers.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Alex and Merlita Agbuya on the death of Alex’s sister in the Philippines on July 13.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We rejoice at the birth of a healthy boy, Mason Samuel, on July 14 to Jon and Nicole Yoder.  We thank God for this great gift!

Mildred Van Maanen has moved to Accura Healthcare of Knoxville (formerly Griffin), 606 N. 7th Street, Room 505, Knoxville, IA  50138

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

All-church prayer meeting at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

PELLA II PODCAST:  The Pella II podcast has a new look.  Automatically have each week’s sermon downloaded to iTunes on your device or computer.  Go to http://pella2crc.org/recent-sermons/  and click the link at the top of the page.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE REMINDER: If you signed up to donate school supplies for the Pella Food Shelf, please bring them to church no later than next Sunday, July 28.

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS?  Has God blessed you with a servant heart?  The Practical Care Team is looking for a host of helpers to meet needs such as providing meals, transportation, yard work, and whatever other opportunities may arise.  If you want to bless others while being blessed, please contact a member of the team (Brian Van Kooten, Brent Van Kooten, Wes Veenstra and Ryan Hoekstra).  We humbly ask you to share your gifts with those in need!

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Annual Society Meeting will be Monday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. at Peoria CRC (childcare available).  Please prayerfully consider the following nominees for new board members: Eric Fynaardt, Spencer Fynaardt, Kevin Van Der Hart and Jeff Vander Molen.  Retiring members are Dan Hol, Glenn Meinders and Chris Ver Meer.  2019-2020 registration will be held at 6:00 p.m. before the society meeting, and an ice cream social will follow at the school.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Please join us for 2nd annual Oskaloosa Christian School Grace Race 5k/1mile run/walk on Labor Day, September 2, at 8:30 a.m. Registration link can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Oskaloosa/OskaloosaChristianSchoolGraceRace20185k1milewalkrun, or on the school website or Facebook.  Register early for price discount and guaranteed t-shirt if registered by August 15!  Family rate available!  Any questions, please contact Leah Bruxvoort: rlbruxvoort@gmail.com or 641-295-6190.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

STUDY HALL MONITORS:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a study hall monitor position for the 2019-20 school year.  This is a shared position that allows for some flexibility in hours.  A teaching certificate is not required.  If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org or at 641-204-2662.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. A shipment of blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 29 for this delivery. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Council Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Story Continues – The Gospel of Mark ends more abruptly than any of the other Gospels.  Study Mark’s unique and surprising conclusion with Groundwork as we examine Mark 16:1-8 and discover what Mark is calling us to do now that we recognize Jesus Christ for who He really is and understand what He came to do. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: The Great Divide – Do you know a family that’s been changed by a divorce?  Join Lucille as she worries and wonders about her family on this episode of Kids Corner.   Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered:  Stories and Advice about Divorce, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Serving others together is an amazing way to help your family grow in faith.  Loving your neighbor builds compassion and empathy — and it’s fun!  You’ll find an awesome list of 35 kid-friendly service projects at tinyurl.com/KidServiceProjects.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

PRAY FOR INSPIRE 2019 – Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation.  As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for accessibility, and for people of all levels of ability to be included, involved, comfortable, and blessed.  Pray that Inspire 2019 will be a true family reunion, reflecting the church in all its diversity and beauty.

July 14, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 14, 2019                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………… Let All Things Now Living……….. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; O Worship the King

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ………………………………………. O Worship the King……………………… Celebration #104

1, 2 – All; vs. 3 – Men; vs. 4 – Women & Children; vs. 5 – All

*Sing…………………………………………… My Lighthouse…………………………………………………….

*Sing………………………………………… Who You Say I Am………………………………………………….

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

GOD’S WORD

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………. General Fund (Family Ministry focus)

Anthem:  One Faith, One Hope, One Lord  – Vocal Quintet

Scripture, read by Anne Bokhoven…………………………………………………… Ephesians 4:7-13

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon………………………………………. “Body Building”…………………………………………………..

“Life Together” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Sing………………………………………… Break Dividing Walls……………………………………………….

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

*Sing………………………………… Break Dividing Walls chorus…………………………………………..

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Worship Team; Vocal Quintet: Glenda Van Woerkom, Judy Van Zee, Sarah Van Zee, Bruce Groenendyk, Nathan Groenendyk; Pianist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements – July 14, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 21:  Pella Food Shelf; July 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lisa Vos, Lindsay Golliet, Alexis Vos; July 21:  (A.M.)  Sarah Christensen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Nia Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors:  Alex and Merlita Agbuya; South Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; July 21:  East Doors: Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors:  Brent and Lisa Van Kooten

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

Today:  Bev De Vries – C,S; Taylor Vande Voort – C,J; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; July 21:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jeff Vander Molen; July 21:  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 visitors and members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs after the morning worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Fourth Commandment, Mark 2:23-3:6.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the Fifth Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Randy Kloosterman will have a port for chemo put in Monday.  That will need to heal for one week before he can have the treatments.  Continue to pray for Randy as he goes through this difficult time.

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

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on July 15.

FROM COUNCIL:  A Congregational Meeting was held on July 8.  A motion came from Council to approve the new building plans as presented by the New Building Committee.  The motion passed by a vote of 104 – 5.

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS?  Has God blessed you with a servant heart?  The Practical Care Team is looking for a host of helpers to meet needs such as providing meals, transportation, yard work, and whatever other opportunities may arise.  If you want to bless others while being blessed, please contact a member of the team (Brian Van Kooten, Brent Van Kooten, Wes Veenstra and Ryan Hoekstra).  We humbly ask you to share your gifts with those in need!

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school in August. Would you be able to help by purchasing one or more of the items needed and bring them to church by July 28?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

FREEDOM HOUSE will be at Pizza Ranch Wednesday, July 17, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Five percent of each guest check, plus tips, will go back to Freedom House. (10% will go back to Freedom House if you show the coupon which is posted on the bulletin board downstairs.)

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  How do you want to be remembered?  Many people work towards advancing the Kingdom of God, and Barnabas Foundation helps you achieve that goal.  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will help you develop the best possible plan to meet your family’s needs and to ensure the ministries closest to your heart will be cared for as well.  Jim will meet with families in our area on July 23 and 24.  Call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to get more details and to schedule your complimentary appointment.

Save the Date:  818 Forward With Faith “Pop-up Anniversary Showing” on August 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Come and see the construction progress at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella!  You can also buy some Cranberry Stone cupcakes or pick up cupcakes if you preordered. You can make a monetary donation of $8.18, $81.80 or $818.00 and put your name in a drawing for  prize, or just come and check things out!  We hope to see you there!

PCHS POSITION OPENING:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a Special Education Associate for this coming school year.  The position is for seven hours each day that school is in session.  Requirements are an ability to work with students, organization, and empathy for children with special needs.  The position includes one-on-one instruction as assigned by the classroom teacher as aligned with the student’s educational plan.  Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day school is in session.   If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 641-204-2662 or by email at vankootend@pceagles.org.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 15 for the first delivery, and July 29 for the second delivery to be sure to get your blueberries. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from, www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Jesus Changes Our Perspective – Do you think you know why Jesus taught in parables or how to be His disciple or even how God’s kingdom will grow in our world?  Join us as we study Mark 4 to learn the important truths he has to teach us about God’s kingdom and the heart of a disciple. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: When Bad Stuff Happens – What do you do when bad stuff happens to you?  Help Liz figure out how to handle a really bad day on this episode of Kids Corner. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Be on the lookout for God’s “footprints” in our world.  Ask your family, “Where did you see God today?”  Talk about the ways God used people or circumstances to comfort you, help you, and show you love. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

FAMILY FIRE:  Family Fire is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy.  Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com.

July 7, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 7, 2019                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………… Just As I Am; Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah……………………………

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

As we are called into worship today, it is sobering to remember that when God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus, most of the world did not recognize him and therefore did not worship him. Today we ask for the faith that will open our eyes to see Jesus for who he is, that we might worship him in spirit and in truth. People of God, behold and see your God!

We open our eyes to see his glory.

We open our ears to hear his wisdom.

We open our hands to offer him gifts.

We open our mouths to sing his praise.

We open our hearts to offer him our love.

He is our Lord and the Risen King!

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ……………………………… Come, People of the Risen King……… led by Worship Team

*Sing……………………………………. Rejoice, the Lord Is King………………….. Celebration #370

1 – All; vs. 2 – Women; vs. 3 – Men;  vs. 4 – All

Sing……………………………………….. He Will Hold Me Fast……………………………………………….

Congregational Prayer, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer……………………………………………

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………….. Ministry Shares

Song:  Break Dividing Walls – Worship Team

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Regina Vaverka…………………………………………………….. Matthew 11:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1512

Sermon………………………… “Christ’s Reassuring Word to You”…………………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………….. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness.. Celebration #293:1,2

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

*Sing………………………. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness…… Celebration #293:3

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

Preacher:  Mr. Dave Stevenson; Liturgist: Jon Van Woerkom; Organist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements – July 7, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 14:  General Fund (Family Ministry focus); July 21:  Pella Food Shelf; July 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Martha Uitermarkt, Vicky Slings, Kirby Van Wyngarden; July 14:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Lindsay Golliet, Alexis Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North and South Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; July 14:  East Doors:  Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors:  Alex and Merlita Agbuya; South Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra

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

Today:  April Nieuwsma – C; Arlys Veenstra – C,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; July 14:  Bev De Vries – C,S; Taylor Vande Voort – C,J; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Sherwin Klyn; July 14:  Jeff Vander Molen

JULY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Anne Bokhoven, Ron Branderhorst
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Dena Bokhoven, Kathleen De Haan
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Ken Zylstra, Dennis De Vries
Justin Van Zee                          –     Jeff Wichhart, Daryl Boot

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

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

This morning Mr. Dave Stevenson will lead our worship service.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Mr. Al Bandstra will preach on the Third Commandment.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Fourth Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Ron Kramer and his family on the death of his wife, June, on July 1.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

“I would like to thank everyone for the prayers and cards I received following my recent surgery.  Special thanks to Steve Roose and Ken Van Woerkom for their prayers, words of comfort and encouragement.  Thanks above all to God for His goodness and healing this far.” – Carl Van Houweling

“Thank you to our Pella II Church family for the many expressions of joy and happiness as we celebrated our 65th wedding anniversary.  God is good all the time!” – Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen

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

All-church prayer meeting in the Council Room from 6:30-6:50 p.m. to bathe the congregational meeting in prayer, and to pray for Pella II our ministry, and our future.

Congregational Meeting at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the following motion from Council:  “Motion:  Approve the plans as presented by Building Committee.”  The voting threshold will be a simple majority, and we will accept absentee ballots.  Absentee ballots can be picked up in the narthex today.

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS?  Has God blessed you with a servant heart?  The Practical Care Team is looking for a host of helpers to meet needs such as providing meals, transportation, yard work, and whatever other opportunities may arise.  If you want to bless others while being blessed, please contact a member of the team (Brian Van Kooten, Brent Van Kooten, Wes Veenstra and Ryan Hoekstra).  We humbly ask you to share your gifts with those in need!

THANK YOU for your generous response to filling backpacks for Angel Tree camp.  Your purchases will bless many campers with some personal items they need for a great week at camp.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school in August. Would you be able to help by purchasing one or more of the items needed and bring them to church by July 28?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

A Summer Grief Support group will be offered by The Well on Tuesdays, July 9 – August 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Garden Chapel Funeral Home (family room).  The group size is limited to 10 people.  Contact The Well, 621-0164, ext. 717, to reserve a space.  See more details on bulletin board downstairs.

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  Do you want to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you?  James Prichard, Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will show you how.  As a member of our congregation a confidential will planning consultation is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation.  Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area on July 23 and 24.  Simply call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim.

Pathways of Pella will host a 5K Run/Walk for Life Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 a.m.

Bible League Retreat:  Key Note Speaker Pam Schram, worship leaders Deb Bruxvoort and Bonnie Vander Weerdt, musician Julia Vander Wal, and Egyptian ministry leader Nervana join Bible League Volunteers in a special retreat for you on September 12 at Calvary CRC.

PCHS POSITION OPENING:  Pella Christian High School has an opening for a Special Education Associate for this coming school year.  The position is for seven hours each day that school is in session.  Requirements are an ability to work with students, organization, and empathy for children with special needs.  The position includes one-on-one instruction as assigned by the classroom teacher as aligned with the student’s educational plan.  Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day school is in session.   If interested, please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 641-204-2662 or by email at vankootend@pceagles.org.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 15 for the first delivery, and July 29 for the second delivery to be sure to get your blueberries. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from, www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG PEOPLE!  In less than a month another exciting week at Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp begins!  Registrations should be sent to Kanawha Christian Reformed Church, 129 E. 3rd Street, Kanawha, IA 50445 by July 15.  There are registrations forms on the bulletin board, or register online at our Facebook page, “Midwest B.A.S.I.C Youth Bible Camp”.  We have five days of fun and fellowship lined up for you  and your friends this July 22-26.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Where Jesus Goes, Peace Follows – When Jesus feeds a crowd of five thousand and later calms a storm, he reveals more of the Savior’s nature.  Join Groundwork as we study these two miracles from Mark 6:14-52 and together we’ll witness a Messiah who brings peace to the challenges and storms in our lives too. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: What Time Is It? – What’s the best use of your time?  Liz and Lucille face difficult choices as they do their homework and a Bible study. What’s your worst distraction?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Want to make the most of everyday life with your kids?  The books Faithful Families by Traci Smith and Every Moment Holy by Douglas Kaine McKelvey are two amazing resources for transforming your family’s everyday activities — even doing the laundry — into sacred moments. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

June 30, 2019

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 30, 2019                                                                                                                    9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. The Love of God……………………………………………………..

Jesus Loves Me

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………………. Everlasting God……………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………. Wonderful, Merciful Savior……………………………………………..

Video……………………………………… “A Prayer for America”………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………………….. America, the Beautiful……………….. Celebration #799:1, 2

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

BAPTISM OF KASEN COLE CHRISTENSEN

PREPARATION

What does baptism signify?

   By it we are received into God’s church and set apart from all other people and religions, that we may be dedicated entirely to him, bearing his mark and sign.  It also witnesses to us that he will be our God forever, since he is our gracious Father.

What else does it mean?

   Baptism signifies to us that just as water washes away the dirt of the body when it is poured on us and also is seen on the body of the baptized, so too the blood of Christ does the same thing internally, in the soul, by the Holy Spirit.

Should our children be baptized too?

   Yes, we believe our children ought to be baptized and sealed with the sign of the covenant, as little children were circumcised in Israel on the basis of the same promises made to our children.  Christ has shed his blood no less for washing the little children of believers than he did for adults.

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

   Questions for the parents.

   Question for the congregation.

.. Do you promise to love, encourage, and support Jamis, Sarah and Kasen by teaching the gospel of God’s love, by being an example of Christian faith and character, and by giving the strong support of God’s family in fellowship, prayer, and service?

.. Congregation:  We do.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

.. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

      I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

      I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Kasen into Christ’s church.  Do you welcome him in love, and do you promise to pray for, encourage, and help nurture him in the faith?

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

   Let us bless Kasen together:

Congregation:  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen.

Giving our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………….. Hope Ministries

Offertory:  Slide Show of Kasen / Children’s Medley – Barbara Boertje DeVries, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Lexie Matherly………………………………………………………….. Ephesians 4:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………………… “True Unity”……………………………………………………….

“Life Together” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………. The Church’s One Foundation…………. Celebration #401:1, 2

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

*Sing…………………………………. The Church’s One Foundation…………….. Celebration #401:3

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

Minister: Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trumpeter:  Robert Rus; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.    Boldface type = Congregational Response                                                                   

 

Announcements – June 30, 2019

OFFERINGSJuly 7:  Ministry Shares; July 14:  General Fund (Family Ministry focus); July 21:  Pella Food Shelf; July 28:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Vicky Slings, Regina Vaverka, Carson Tukker; July 7:  (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Kirby Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; North and South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; July 7:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North and South Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet

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

Today:  Laura Branderhorst – C; Kathleen De Haan – C,S; Katie Magnussen – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; July 7:  April Nieuwsma – C; Arlys Veenstra – C,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jeff Van Kooten; July 7:  Sherwin Klyn

JULY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Calvin Van Haaften, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Joe Van Haaften; South Side: Matt Walker

Attention July 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.

This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Kasen Cole Christensen, son of Jamis and Sarah Christensen. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Second Commandment.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning Mr. Dave Stevenson will lead our worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Mr. Al Bandstra will preach on the Third Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  June Kramer is currently in the Pella Hospital after a couple of falls resulting in a fractured pelvis and collarbone and she is also dealing with an infection.  Please pray for her and her family in this stressful time.

We wish a happy birthday to Marion Klyn who will celebrate his 86th birthday on July 3, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank You to all of my church family who remembered me with cards, phone calls, flowers and gifts on my recent 89th birthday.  I feel blessed!  God is Good!” – Dena Bokhoven

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

7:00 p.m. – Information Meeting (see announcement from Council).

ANGEL TREE BACKPACKS:  Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree) is hoping we can fill 50 backpacks for them this year.  Here is a list of the supplies that are needed for each backpack.  You can buy for either an elementary-age boy or girl.  They will be used for a camp that will be held the first week in July, so supplies need to be at the church no later than the morning of June 30.

Beach Towel                                     Soap (bar)

Toothbrush                                        Hair Brush (for girls)

Comb (for boys)                                Notebook

Shampoo                                           Toothpaste

If you would like me to do the shopping, give me a call at 641-780-3456 – Brent Pierson.

FROM THE COUNCIL:

Council unanimously approved the building plans presented by the New Building Committee.  There will be an informational meeting on Monday, July 1 at  7:00 p.m.

We are planning on holding a Congregational Meeting on July 8 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on the plan as presented.  The voting threshold will be a simple majority, and we will accept absentee ballots.

If you have questions or cannot attend an informational meeting, please contact a New Building Committee member:

Ron Branderhorst
ron.branderhorst@gmail.com
641-780-4257

Jon Van Woerkom
pellaglass@gmail.com
641-780-2638

Steven Talsma
stvntlsm@gmail.com
507-227-0049

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school in August. Would you be able to help by purchasing one or more of the items needed and bring them to church by July 28?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

JONAS WOODS is coming to Prairie City!  Come join us July 6 at Prairie City Christian Reformed Church, 608 E. 6th St., Prairie City, for an evening of fellowship and music. The evening starts at 6:15 p.m. with the Prairie City churches’ praise bands. From 7:00 – 8:00 Jonas Woods will share his new music with us and how God is using him as he and his family tour the country. Free-will offering for travel costs for the Woods family.  Questions – contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com or 515-994-2184.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH REGISTRATION:  The registration link for the 2019-20 school year will be open starting Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 12.  Payment is NOT available on-line.  All registration fees are to be mailed or dropped off at school by July 12.  Call the school office at 628-4440 with any questions.  We are eager to “educate and nurture each student to serve in God’s world” in the upcoming year!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

A Summer Grief Support group will be offered by The Well on Tuesdays, July 9 – August 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Garden Chapel Funeral Home (family room).  The group size is limited to 10 people.  Contact The Well, 621-0164, ext. 717, to reserve a space.  See more details on bulletin board downstairs.

The theme of the Bible League Retreat is “His Plan…Our Purpose”  Enjoy this opportunity for Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal on Thursday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Calvary CRC. More details later.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 15 for the first delivery, and July 29 for the second delivery to be sure to get your blueberries. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from our website, www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Newsletter
  • Pella Christian High School Newsletter, The Reporter
  • New Life News from New Life Prison Church

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Jesus’ Secret – In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus commands demons to be quiet and warns his disciples not to tell anyone who he is.  Why does Jesus keep his identity secret?  Study Mark 3:10-12, Mark 8:27-33, and Mark 10:42-45 with Groundwork to discover what Jesus wants us to understand before he reveals his true identity.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Homework Alert – What scares you the most?  What do you do when you’re afraid?  See how Liz and the gang deal with their greatest fears. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Technology is here to stay, but everybody needs a break from it now and then.  Once a week (or even once a day) take a “family tech sabbath” for an hour or more.  Use that time to connect about how the day or week is going, take a walk, have a meal or snack, or read together.  Build connections that will last a lifetime. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

June 23, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 23, 2019                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………… Here I Am to Worship……………………………………………….

O for a Thousand Tongues; Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Men’s Trio………………………. I Sing the Mighty Power of God………………………………………..

*Sing …………………………………….. Open Up the Heavens……………… led by Worship Team

*Sing……………………………………….. Hymn of St. Patrick…………………………………………………

*Excerpts from The Belgic Confession………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………….. Bible League International

Offertory – Singing: Unity of the Spirit

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Matt Vos……………………………………………………………….. Ephesians 4:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………….. “Community Glue”………………………………………………..

“Life Together” Series – Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………… Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love…………………………………

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

*Response, singing:……….. How great, how sure His love endures forevermore……………..

Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love!

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Men’s Trio:  Jon Golliet, Levi Nieuwsma, Will Van Wyngarden; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  June 30:  Hope Ministries

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen; June 30:  (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Regina Vaverka, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; North and South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; June 30:  East Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; North and South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos

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

Today:  JoAnn Boot – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 30:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J; Kathleen De Haan – C,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Gary Vander Molen; June 30:  Jeff Van Kooten

JULY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Calvin Van Haaften, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Joe Van Haaften; South Side: Matt Walker

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the First Commandment. The offering is for the Pella Food Shelf.

At 7:30 p.m. you are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical at the First Reformed Church in Pella.  This program of Praise to God will feature a variety of musical numbers, including participation from our church’s Men’s Trio, Quartet, and Adult Choir.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Kasen Cole Christensen, son of Jamis and Sarah Christensen. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on the Second Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thank you for your cards, prayers and expressions of sympathy when our sister-in-law, Harriett Bogaards, passed away.”  – Pearl Van Waardhuizen and Ruth Van Hal

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

There will be a brief all-church prayer meeting in the Council Room from 6:30-6:55 p.m.  We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

7:00 p.m. – Information Meeting (see announcement from Council).

ANGEL TREE BACKPACKS:  Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree) is hoping we can fill 50 backpacks for them this year.  Here is a list of the supplies that are needed for each backpack.  You can buy for either an elementary-age boy or girl.  They will be used for a camp that will be held the first week in July, so supplies need to be at the church no later than the morning of June 30.

Beach Towel                                     Soap (bar)
Toothbrush                                        Hair Brush (for girls)
Comb (for boys)                                Notebook
Shampoo                                           Toothpaste

If you would like me to do the shopping, just give me a call at 641-780-3456 – Brent Pierson.

FROM THE COUNCIL:

On Monday night Council unanimously approved the building plans presented by the New Building Committee.  We will be holding three informational meetings to go through the plans and answer any questions you might have.  The first meeting will be Monday, June 24, which will be attended by our architect, Jerry Purdy.  The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 27.  This meeting will take place at the Manor but will be open to everyone.  The final informational meeting will be Monday, July 1.  All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m.

We are planning on holding a Congregational Meeting on July 8 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on the plan as presented.  The voting threshold will be a simple majority, and we will accept absentee ballots.

If you have questions or cannot attend an informational meeting, please contact a New Building Committee member:

Ron Branderhorst
ron.branderhorst@gmail.com
641-780-4257

Jon Van Woerkom
pellaglass@gmail.com
641-780-2638

Steven Talsma
stvntlsm@gmail.com
507-227-0049

2019 BIBLE READING MARATHON will take place at the Marion County Courthouse Gazebo in Knoxville this Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26 (& June 27, if needed) from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. each day. All ages from all Marion County communities are invited to participate.  More info on Facebook/Marion County Bible Reading Marathon or call Jim Den Hartog (641-230-3939).  No sign-up is necessary; just bring your Bible and you will be given a slip of paper with a portion of Scripture to read.

THANK YOU to all who helped the Angel Tree Campers to make crafts on three days and those who prepared and served two meals on Thursday.  It was much appreciated!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Jonas Woods is coming to Prairie City!  Come join us July 6 at Prairie City Christian Reformed Church, 608 E. 6th St., Prairie City, for an evening of fellowship and music. The evening starts at 6:15 p.m. with the Prairie City churches’ praise bands. From 7:00 –

8:00 Jonas Woods will share his new music with us and how God is using him as he and his family tour the country. Free-will offering for travel costs for the Woods family.  Questions – contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com or 515-994-2184.

A Summer Grief Support group will be offered by The Well on Tuesdays, July 9 – August 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Garden Chapel Funeral Home (family room).  The group size is limited to 10 people.  Contact The Well, 621-0164, ext. 717, to reserve a space.  See more details on bulletin board downstairs.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH REGISTRATION:  The registration link for the 2019-20 school year will be open starting Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 12.  Payment is NOT available on-line.  All registration fees are to be mailed or dropped off at school by July 12.  Call the school office at 628-4440 with any questions.  We are eager to “educate and nurture each student to serve in God’s world” in the upcoming year!

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, August 3, to Pella. Have your orders in by July 15 for the first delivery, and July 29 for the second delivery to be sure to get your blueberries. The order form can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from our website, www.lakeviewconference.com or call our office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

TODAY DEVOTIONALS for July/August are available in the narthex.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Jesus: Misunderstood and Rejected – Jesus said, “A prophet is not accepted in his home town.”  Jesus experienced the truth of His own words as He began His public ministry  Join Groundwork as we study Mark 3 and Mark 6:1-6 to see how Jesus was misunderstood and rejected and how we can avoid similar pitfalls in our own faith.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER:  It’s Called Murder – What does murder mean?  Liz is sure that he’s never murdered anyone, but he needs some help figuring out the sixth commandment on this episode of Kids Corner. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s 10 Commandments Bookmark to help with your Bible reading and daily devotions.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: As you walk in a woods or a park with kids, practice “ambling”.  Slow down, and look around you.  Marvel at God’s beautiful creation together.  Take a really close look at a flower or a tree.  Back home, remember what you saw together and give thanks for the good gift of creation.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation.

ISRAEL & JORDAN STUDY TOUR (Oct. 10-22, 2019):  Travel to NT sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church:  Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more.  This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra.  Visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.

June 16, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 16, 2019                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………….. Our God Reigns………………. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Jesus Shall Reign, Crown Him with Many Crowns

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Sing…………………………….. Holy Spirit (You Are Welcome Here)…………………………………….

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ……………………………………. Holy Spirit, Rain Down………………………………………………

*Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 53………………………………………………………………………………..

Q – What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”?

A – First, He, as well as the Father and the Son, is eternal God. 

      ….. Second, He has been given to me personally, so that, by true faith, He makes me share in Christ and all His blessings, comforts me, and remains with me forever.

*Sing…………………………………………. Come, Holy Spirit………………………………………………….

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………….. Habitat for Humanity

Offertory: Video;

Duet – Father – Will & Kirby Van Wyngarden; Kaden Van Wyngarden- Guitar

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

Response, singing……………… Breathe on Me, Breath of God……….. Celebration #393:1-3

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jason Van Arendonk…………….. Galatians 5:16-18;  Ephesians 5:18-21

Pew Bibles – pages 1815; 1823

Sermon…………………………………. “Walking by the Spirit”……………………………………………..

“Power From On High” Series – Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………….. Holy Spirit, Rain Down………………………………………………

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

*Sing…………………………………….. Holy Spirit, Rain Down………………………………………………

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 16, 2019                                      Combined Service                                            6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………… Praise and Exaltation……………………………………………….

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………………………………………….

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Singing Hymn Requests – Please choose favorites from Celebration and Psalter Hymnals

Responsive Prayer – The Ten Commandments……………………………………………………………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………….. Habitat for Humanity
Offertory: My Jesus, I Love Thee

*Response, singing…………………. My Jesus, I Love Thee………………………… Psalter #440:4

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………….. Exodus 20:1-2

Pew Bibles – page 118

Sermon………………………………….. “Laying Down the…”………………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………….. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah……………. Psalter #407:1, 2

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

*Sing…………………………….. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah……………….. Psalter #407:3

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 23:  Bible League International; June 30:  Hope Ministries

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Mary Van Haaften, Kim Roose, Matt Bokhoven; June 23:  (A.M.) Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart; North Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; South Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom; June 23:  East Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; North and South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra

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

Today:  Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; June 23:  JoAnn Boot – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Ken Van Woerkom; June 23: 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 visitors and members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs after the morning worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC and Connect Church (formerly First CRC) will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach, introducing the series on the Ten Commandments.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on the First Commandment.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “I want to thank all who made calls and sent cards to me on my birthday.  But, above all, I thank Him who gave me a long and healthy life span.” – Bill Schimmel

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

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on June 17.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:   Adult Choir will practice 6:00-6:40 p.m. for the June 23 Bible League program.

ANGEL TREE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Angel Tree is just around the corner.  I am asking for three volunteers each day to help with crafts again on June 18-20, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Contact Carla Nieuwsma at 319-246-2216, email cjnews3@gmail.com or sign up downstairs.  We also need help serving breakfast and supper to Angel Tree campers on Thursday, June 20.  Please sign up downstairs if you can help.

ANGEL TREE BACKPACKS:  Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree) is hoping we can fill 50 backpacks for them this year.  Here is a list of the supplies that are needed for each backpack.  You can buy for either an elementary-age boy or girl.  They will be used for a camp that will be held the first week in July, so supplies need to be at the church no later than the morning of June 30.

Beach Towel                                     Soap (bar)
Toothbrush                                        Hair Brush (for girls)
Comb (for boys)                                Notebook
Shampoo                                           Toothpaste

If you would like me to do the shopping, just give me a call at 641-780-3456 – Brent Pierson.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical on Sunday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Pella.  This program of Praise to God will feature a variety of musical numbers.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

2019 Bible Reading Marathon will take place at the Marion County Courthouse Gazebo in Knoxville Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26 (& June 27, if needed) from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. each day. All ages from all Marion County communities are invited to participate.  More info on Facebook/Marion County Bible Reading Marathon or call Jim Den Hartog (641-230-3939).  No sign-up is necessary; just bring your Bible and you will be given a slip of paper with a portion of Scripture to read.

Jonas Woods is coming to Prairie City!  Come join us July 6 at Prairie City Christian Reformed Church, 608 E. 6th St., Prairie City, for an evening of fellowship and music. The evening starts at 6:15 p.m. with the Prairie City churches’ praise bands. From 7:00 – 8:00 Jonas Woods will share his new music with us and how God is using him as he and his family tour the country. Free-will offering for travel costs for the Woods family.  Questions – contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com or 515-994-2184.

Save the Date – Pathways of Pella will host a 5K Run/Walk for Life on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 a.m.  Watch for further announcements or visit www.pathwayspella.org.

“His Plan…Our Purpose” will be the theme of the retreat hosted by Bible League Volunteers on Thursday, September 12, at Calvary CRC.  Save the date!

RENTAL NEEDED:  Autumn Bennett, the new band instructor at PCGS and PCHS is looking for a place to rent for the coming school year.  If you know of a space, please contact her at bennetta@pceagles.org.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS: (For the 2019-20 School Year)

Part Time Janitor – Pella Christian Grade School has a position opening for three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 am.  Please contact Kevin Stursma with questions stursmak@pellachristian.net.

Food Service Opening  – Pella Christian Grade School has a three-day-a-week (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), three-hour-a-day food service worker opening (from 10:45-1:45 p.m.)  Primary responsibility includes washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.   If you have questions about this opening please contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net for more information.

Bus Drivers – Full time and part time bus drivers are needed.  Qualified candidates will need to have or obtain a CDL license with passenger endorsement (preferably air brake endorsement, as well) and pass a DOT physical and drug and alcohol test.  Training is available to help get CDL, if they do not currently have one.  Contact Chris Fynaardt at either 641-295-4354 or fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

Interested applicants can complete the non-teaching staff application and sign the statement of faith. The application documentation can be downloaded at the bottom of the employment page at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.   A full listing of openings at PCGS can be viewed at the following link:  PCGS Employment.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of our openings, encourage them to apply.  Please pray that God will lead the person of his choosing to apply for the open positions at PCGS.

PATHWAYS OF PELLA needs volunteers one Monday evening or Thursday evening a month starting in June.  Do you want to be more involved in the community?  This is a great way to greet clients and be involved.  Please call 628-4827 or email annette@pathwayspella.org.  Pathways of Pella is now offering evening STD testing the last Monday of the month from 5:00-7:30 p.m. starting Monday, June 24.  Questions or to schedule an appointment, call 628-4827 or visit www.pathwayspella.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Cary, MS, Newsletter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Jesus on the Move – Explore the gospel scholars believe was written first, the Gospel of Mark. Mark tells us the good news of Jesus Christ in a fast-paced, highly dramatic style.  Study Mark’s unique and urgent perspective with Groundwork as we examine the beginning of Jesus Christ’s ministry in Mark 1-2.  List now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Need a hand?  Most of us like to think we can do things on our own.  But a little help can be a big help sometimes.  Liz and his friends learn to give — and receive — help from each other.  Listen now at kidscorner.net

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Food for thought – Robert Mulholland Jr. observes, “Every action taken, every response made, every dynamic of relationship, every thought held, every emotion allowed:  these are the minuscule arenas where, bit by bit, we are shaped into some kind of being.  Life is, by its very nature, spiritual formation.”