July 22, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 22, 2018                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………. How Excellent Is Thy Name…………………………………………..

Exaltation

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………………………. led by Duet

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

*God of Wonders…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

God’s Will for Our Life – “Ten Commandments”…………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………… General Fund

Offertory: There Is a Savior

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

Children’s Message……………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………………………… Ancient Words……………………………………………………. ……

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………… Isaiah 40:11-17, 25-31
Pew Bibles – page 1119

Sermon………………………………………. “Eagle’s Wings”…………………………………………………..

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

Sing………………………………………….. On Eagle’s Wings ………………….. Duet, Congregation

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

*Response, singing……………….. On Eagle’s Wings chorus……………………………………………. ……

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

Interim Pastor:  Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Duet:  Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden
Guitarists: Calvin Van Haaften, Kaden Van Wyngarden; Bass Guitar: Will Van Wyngarden Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy; August 5: Christian Education Fund; August 12:  Areopagus (ISU Campus Ministry); August 19:  Luke Society; August 26:  The Well

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lisa Vos, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; July 29:  (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Kala Talsma, Taryn Hugen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; July 29:  East Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; North Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; South Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma

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

Today: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J.S; Sharon Walker – C,S; July 29: Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Gary Vander Molen; July 29: Jeff Van Kooten

AUGUST USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Shane Tukker, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Ken Van Woerkom; South Side:  Byron Van Zee

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 19. The offering will be for Crossroads of Pella.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday will be the last Sunday Pastor Jack and Karen will be with us. We will take some time to thank them at the end of the morning worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 90.  The offering will be for Christian Schools International

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Norm Nieuwsma who will celebrate his 85th birthday on July 26, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

There will be a Congregational Meeting on July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to vote to extend a call to Pastor Paul Bradford.

Absentee ballots for Monday evening’s congregational meeting are available on the table in the narthex for those who cannot attend.  Please cast your vote and then place the ballot in a sealed envelope and sign your name to the outside of the envelope.  They can be returned to any council member before the meeting on Monday.

The Shepherding Elders will meet at 8:00 p.m.

FROM COUNCIL:  The elders are pleased to announce that Sarah Van Zee has professed her faith in Jesus as her Savior and Lord.  She will make her public profession next Sunday, July 29.

SIGN A BIBLE:  In recent years we have begun the practice of giving those who make public profession of faith a Study Bible signed by the members/families of the congregation.  In the narthex there is a Study Bible for you to sign for Sarah Van Zee who will be making public profession of her faith on July 29.  Please sign it today or next Sunday.

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 July 29?

PASTOR JACK’S SERMON NEXT SUNDAY:

July 29 – Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, Agape, and of Self Control; 1 Timothy 1:7

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  Remember to sign up to have your photo taken today or August 5, or submit a family photo if you would like your page updated in the photo directory.  There are also sheets on the tables in the back of church and downstairs if you want to update your information.  Photos and information can also be emailed to Susan at bpierson@iowatelecom.net.

AUGUST 19 PRAISE BAND:  Youth interested in playing and/or singing in a Praise Band on August 19, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

THANK YOU for generously supporting Angel Tree Camp by purchasing towels, shampoo and notebooks. With the help of KCWN listeners we were able to meet our goal; the supplies are packed and ready for kids going to Angel Tree camp tomorrow.

THANK YOU / REPORT FROM BRENDA AND TARYN:  Words cannot describe the incredible trip that we had to Sierra Leone.  We were beyond blessed in so many ways. Thank you for the prayers on our behalf, we could feel them!  Thank you for all of the supplies for the kids!  What a blessing to so many.  They are working on a transitional house for the kids that are aging out and won’t get adopted.  So, many of the supplies went there. What a fantastic idea that they have planted and cultivated to fruition. The kids, like most kids at orphanages, have no idea how to live on their own.  They have never had to fix a meal, go shopping, try to haggle on prices at the market, make their clothes, etc.

At the age of 18, kids are not supposed to still be in an orphanage.  Most places just send the kids out and let them fend for themselves.  TRS has a house that the older kids will move into, learn to cook, shop, get prepared to go on to further their education if able, etc.   They will still have the “Aunties” and they are hoping to find a set of house parents.  Think of not having any family and you are all on your own.  Even here in the U.S. that would be intimidating.  They are trying to determine how to proceed with kids that go on to school and where they can go during breaks.  Lots of details to work out, but they are doing some fantastic things and we were blessed to be a part of that.

We painted the kids’ rooms.  We heard the dreams that they have for the house and would love to share them with you.  They are beyond an orphanage, they truly want to help these kids succeed and are doing all they can to make it happen.  It’s a top notch organization and we are glad to be able to partner with them on trips.

We also took rice to the War Widows.  There is a fairly large group of women that had lost their husbands and banded together after the civil war.  They had been cutting wood in the mountains to survive but the government stopped them from doing that so they turned to farming.  What they can do by hand is not enough to provide for all of their needs.  They greeted us with such singing and dancing!  They were so happy that we had come to help them.  Some of them shared their stories and some just wanted to stand by you and smile and hold your hand.  They were so thankful.  We saw pictures of their massive gardens; they do such hard work in a climate that is not pleasant for that.  We were there during the rainy season and it just poured.  There was some localized street flooding and I am sure their crops were inundated.  It was good for their rice crop though.  This trip we were able to fulfill the command of helping both the orphans and the widows.  – Brenda & Taryn Hugen

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Hotcakes for Haiti:  Many Hands for Haiti is running their Hotcakes for Haiti free-will-donation breakfast to raise money to send 150 PET carts to Haiti.  The breakfast will run between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on August 5 at the Fellowship Hall at Third Church.  The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, yogurt and more!  Come before or after church and help give mobility to the lame in Haiti.

What will be your legacy?  Many Christians want to make a lasting statement about the importance of God’s Kingdom in their lives.  Because of our partnership with Barnabas Foundation, they provide charitable giving services to Christians like you seeking ways to honor God with the resources with which you have been blessed.  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will help you develop the best possible plan to meet your family’s financial and charitable goals.  Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area Monday, August 6 & Tuesday, August 7.  Call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim. To help you get started, you may also request a free special resource titled “7 Reasons to Review Your Will” by simply sending an e-mail request with “7 Reasons Request” in the subject line to info@BarnabasFoundation.com.

A conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Henry Peter Scholte’s death will be held in Pella August 15-17.  Presenters from North America and the Netherlands will convene to discuss Scholte’s life, theology, and legacy, and will include Dr. Ron Rietveld and Dr. Robert Swierenga, former Bible teacher at Pella Christian High School.  Sign up today by going to www.pellahistorical.org or stopping by the Vermeer Windmill for a registration form.  Questions?  Call 628-1541.

Pathways of Pella will be hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk for LIFE on Saturday, August 25.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Pella Christian High with the race beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Registration fee is $25 by August 4 (t-shirt guaranteed); $30 after August 4 (no guarantee of shirt); Kids 10 and under walk/run free (no shirt).  Raise $200-and-up in pledges and you and your family walk/run for free, free t-shirt and eligible for prize drawings.  $500 in pledges or more – 2 free shirts and prize drawing.  For info, registration forms and pledge sheets go to www.pathwayspella.org/5k-walk-run-for-life/ or call 641-628-4827.  Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 to help support the Ultrasound ministry and STD testing.  If you are unable to walk but would like to help, you can send your donation to Pathways of Pella, 703 Main St., Pella, Iowa 50219, or go to www.pathwayspella.org and donate online.

The Bible League Volunteers are hosting their fall retreat on September 13 at Calvary CRC.  You will be enriched with spiritual encouragement, joyful fellowship, worship, and entertainment.  To give you an opportunity to partner in the Great Commission, an offering will be taken for ministry in Latin America.  Brochures will be available soon.

THE SOCIETY MEETING FOR PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will be at Peoria CRC Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will follow the meeting at the Peoria Christian School.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Financial Report
  • Building Finance Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Why, God, Why? – Why do we suffer?  Does God cause bad things to happen?  If not, why does he even allow them?  How can we maintain faith in God when everything is going wrong?  Study Job 1-3 with Groundwork to see how the story of Job helps us wrestle with one of life’s most difficult questions:  the problem of suffering.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  The Great Jewel Robbery – At the 50th anniversary of the Terrene Town Square, Liz and Lucille unravel a 50-year-old mystery of a jewel robbery.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 2!”  Can you figure out all Kids Corner Bible puzzles?  www.kidscorner.net

July 15, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 15, 2018                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………. Rhapsody on Children’s Hymns………………………………………..

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

*Affirmation of Faith – Apostles’ Creed………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise………………………………………………………………….. led by Vocal Ensemble

*Blessed Be Your Name…………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Lord, I Need You……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………….. Elder Ryan Hoekstra

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

Offertory: Spirit of the Living God / Spirit Presence – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Song……………………………… Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor……………. Vocal Ensemble……

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………….. Job 1:1-22, 2:1-10
Pew Bibles – page 788

Sermon……………………………….. “Dealing With Suffering”……………………………………………

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………….. Precious Lord, Take My Hand…………………………………………

*Postlude……………………………………… Trumpet Tune…………………………………………………….

Interim Pastor:  Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Vocal Ensemble:  Kurt & Emily Boender, Calvin & Stephanie Roose,
Will & Taylor Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Kim Vander Molen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden; July 22:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; July 22:  East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos

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

Today: Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; July 22:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J.S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; July 22:  Gary Vander Molen

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

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

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

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

Missions Outreach will meet today at 4:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 139. The offering will be for The Gideons.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 19. The offering will be for Crossroads of Pella.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Darrell and Bonnie Boot, on the death of Bonnie’s father, John Klyn, and a brother(in-law) to Sylvia Langstraat, Ray & Lois Klyn, Marion & Glenda Klyn, Syd and Mary Klyn, Les & Linda Klyn and Dorothy Rus.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

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

WEDNESDAY: Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on July 18 at Calvary CRC to show appreciation to those who have helped at Cary Christian Center and to give you more information about what is happening there.  We hope to see you there.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING:  There will be a Congregational Meeting on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to vote to extend a call to Pastor Paul Bradford.  Absentee ballots will be accepted.

PASTOR JACK’S UPCOMING SERMONS:

July 22 – Eagle’s Wings; Isaiah 40:11-17, 25-31
July 29 – Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, Agape, and of Self Control; 1 Timothy 1:7

AUGUST 19 PRAISE BAND:  Youth interested in playing and/or singing in a Praise Band on August 19, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

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 29?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  It’s time to update our church photo directory again.  We will be adding updated photos and information to the current 3-ring binder directory.  If you want to update your photo and/or your information, this is your chance. You may submit your own photo or we will take it for you.  Melissa Tukker will be taking photos after church on July 22 and August 5.  You can sign up on the list in the narthex or the basement.  If you want to submit a photo, you can email it to bpierson@iowatelecom.net.  If it is a professional photo, please include permission from the photographer. If you want to update your information you can email it to the same address or there are forms in the basement and narthex.  If you don’t want to update your photo or information, that’s fine – what is currently in the book will remain there.  If you have questions, please talk to Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

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 final shipment of blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 16.  Order forms are on the table in the narthex and downstairs, on their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

THANK YOU:  “Second CRC Congregation – Our thanks to all of you — for the substantial financial gift of $20,500, words of encouragement, the organization of the auction, the auction items and big BUILDS, the lunch and refreshments provided on the day of the build and the hands that provided labor on June 2 and 8.  We so appreciate your interest and servant hearts for the Mobility project ministry.  Stories of hardship are changing into stories of hope because of your generosity.  The transformation is enormous and we are grateful that you have partnered with us to give God’s people mobility” – Mobility Worldwide-Leighton Board of Directors

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Society Meeting for Peoria Christian School will be at Peoria CRC Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will follow the meeting at the Peoria Christian School.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Council Report

July 8, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 8, 2018                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………… Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing……………………………………

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………………………. Pastor Jack

Choral Introit……………….. Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing………………… Adult Choir……

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting……………………………………………………………………………… ……

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

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

*Sing……………………………………………… We Believe………………………….. led by Praise Band

Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Introduction of Pastor Paul Bradford……………… Council President, Will Van Wyngarden

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Exodus 3:11-15
Pew Bibles – page 90

Sermon……………………………………… The Great “I Am”…………………. Pastor Paul Bradford

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Missions Fund

Offertory:  Congregation singing The Love of God            Celebration #157

1 Solo; vs 2, *3 – All

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

*Sing…………………………………… The Love of God (chorus)…………………. Celebration #157……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Liturgist: Interim Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult Choir:  Phyllis De Vries, Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director
Instrumental Ensemble:  Rob Rus, Will Vande Voort – Trumpet;
Rob Schreur – Alto Saxophone; Nia Hoekstra – Bass Clarinet;
Kaden Van Wyngarden- Trombone

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 15:  Pella Food Shelf; July 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Alexis Vos;  July 15:  (A.M.) Kim Vander Molen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Dena and Anne Bokhoven; July 15:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink

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

Today: Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; July 15:  Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Brian Van Kooten; July 15:  Ken Van Woerkom

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

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

Today we welcome Pastor Paul Bradford to be part of our service and bring the Word of God.  Pastor Paul has been evaluated by our search committee and, as the next step in the evaluation process, invited to preach.  Pastor Paul and his wife Tammy will join us downstairs for fellowship and special Cranberry Stone goodies after the service.  If you have questions about him and his ministry, utilize this time to ask questions.  There is also a handout in your mailbox with information about him.

A Bit About Pastor Paul Bradford

Pastor Paul Bradford was born in Texas and was raised in Oklahoma. His father, Brick Bradford, was a Presbyterian Minister who founded the Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International, an organization working for renewal in lives and congregations in the reformed traditions. In his younger years, Paul often traveled with his dad and family across America. They attended numerous churches representing dozens of denominations. This gave Paul an appreciation for the larger body of Christ and a passion for the unity of believers. Paul made a personal commitment to Christ at a young age.

Paul received his Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from King’s University in Van Nuys, California. He has planted two churches and has served in two established congregations. Paul has spent most of his life and ministry years in Michigan. In ministry, Paul has a deep desire to teach the Bible in a clear, accurate and practical way that brings lasting life change. He also longs for people to know and receive the love and abundant life of Jesus, and to experience the fullness of God’s Spirit. He desires to be used of the Lord to lead and empower people to be effective in life and ministry. He deeply values prayer, God’s amazing grace, authenticity, truth, marriage and family.

Paul’s wife, Tammy, grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She went to Central Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Music Education with emphasis in Piano and Voice. She has taught choir and vocal music in public, charter, and private schools. She has also taught private piano and voice lessons to hundreds, and has been continually involved in church music and worship throughout her life. Paul and Tammy have four grown children, two daughters and a son who live in the Los Angeles area, and one son who lives in Western Michigan.

In addition to his passion for God and people, Paul enjoys his date night with his wonderful wife, time with his amazing kids, reading, learning, technology (anything made by Apple), good coffee, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, biking, and water sports.

TODAY (continued):

Council wants people to interact with Pastor Paul while he is here so there will be no Council Chat this week.  There will be a Council Report and a Council Chat next week, July 15.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 52.  The offering is for Lakeview Angel Tree Camp.  You are invited to stay and enjoy a Root Beer Float after the service.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday there will be a Council Chat at 11:00 a.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 139. The offering will be for The Gideons.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Brent, Lisa and Olivia would like to thank you all for the kind words, gifts, and meals you provided us after Olivia was born.  We surely are blessed to be a part of this church family; everyone is so thoughtful.  We can’t thank you enough!” – Brent, Lisa and Olivia Van Kooten

New Address:  Dan and Mary Brouwer, 5707 Sandalwood Court, Apt 3A, Kalamazoo, MI  49048

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

PASTOR JACK’S UPCOMING SERMONS:

July 15 – Dealing with Suffering; The Book of Job
July 22 – Eagle’s Wings; Isaiah 40:11-17, 25-31
July 29 – Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, Agape, and of Self Control; 1 Timothy 1:7

AUGUST 19 PRAISE BAND:  Youth interested in playing and/or singing in a Praise Band on August 19, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

LAKE VIEW CAMP / ANGEL TREE needs our help again getting just a few supplies for filling some backpacks so they have enough for the summer. They are in need of 100 towels, 100 notebooks, and 100 bottles of shampoo. They currently have enough of the other supplies that we would normally purchase so they only need these 3 items.

On the table in the basement and the narthex are cards that you can pick up for these items. You are welcome to take one of each or as many as you would like to purchase of them. There are 100 of each so if the cards are all gone the need has been met.

The time frame is a little short again so could you please have the supplies back by next Sunday, July 15. If you have questions see or call Brent or Susan Pierson 641-780-3456.

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 29?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Colton Corey, son of Corey and Katie Magnussen, born on June 14. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  It’s time to update our church photo directory again.  We will be adding updated photos and information to the current 3-ring binder directory.  If you want to update your photo and/or your information, this is your chance.  You may submit your own photo or we will take it for you.  Melissa Tukker will be taking photos after church on July 22 and August 5.  You can sign up on the list in the narthex or the basement.  If you want to submit a photo, you can email it to bpierson@iowatelecom.net.  If it is a professional photo, please include permission from the photographer. If you want to update your information you can email it to the same address or there are forms in the basement and narthex.  If you don’t want to update your photo or information, that’s fine – what is currently in the book will remain there.  If you have questions, please talk to Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:  Pella Christian High School registration takes place in the school office this week.  You may register Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Registration hours will be extended Thursday the 12th, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Remote registration is available for those unable to register in person.  Log onto www.pceagles.org and the 2018/19 Registration Link to access information and download the Registration Form.  This form must be signed and received with payment in the school office or postmarked by July 12 to avoid the $50 late fee.

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 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 16 to be sure you get your blueberries.  The order forms can be found on the table in the narthex and downstairs, can be downloaded from their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

BABY SHOWER FOR PATHWAYS:  Life 107.1 will be hosting a drive-thru baby shower for Pathways of Pella on Thursday, July 12, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the First Reformed Church parking lot.  You won’t even have to get out of your car!  When you bring your donations, Life107.1 will also enter your name into a drawing for two tickets to see Casting Crowns and Matthew West at the State Fair.  Items needed are Diapers, size Newborn-5; Wipes; Gift Cards (WalMart); Toiletries (baby shampoo, lotion, diaper cream, etc.)  Great way to support Pathways of Pella in assisting those in need.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Society Meeting for Peoria Christian School will be at Peoria CRC Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will follow the meeting at the Peoria Christian School.

Are you wondering what is going on at Cary Christian Center?  Why are the Cary trucks full and not getting to Cary?  Please reserve July 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a get-together to show appreciation to people who have helped with the Cary Ministry and to give you an update with what is happening at The Center.  We are excited to see you there.  More details next week – Stay tuned!

The Bible League Volunteers will host a retreat on September 13 at Calvary CRC.  Guest speaker Sherri Sechrist writes biblical fiction to remind women that 2000 years ago, our sisters in Christ agonized about families, friends, fear, and faith — the same stuff that makes us nuts today!  Ministry leader Israel Islas Lopez, worship leader Glenda Van Woerkom, and singer Larry Eggink will join us to provide a special day.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Budget Report for January through June 2018
  • Peckham News Update

July 1, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 1, 2018                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. The Church’s One Foundation…………………………………………

Praise Ye the Triune God

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting……………………………………………………………………………… ……

*Song of Praise…………….. Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King………. led by Praise Band……

Ministry Moment…………………………………………………………………………………. Sarah Roelofs

Director of Chaplaincy and Care in the CRC

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………………. Elder Wes Veenstra

Vocal Solo…………………………………. Let Freedom Ring………………………………………………….

Prayer for Our Country……………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Sing……………………………………… America, the Beautiful…………. Celebration #799:1, 2, 4

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

Offertory: Let There Be Peace on Earth

*Response, singing…………….. Let There Be Peace on Earth………………………………………….

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Matthew 9:9-17
Pew Bibles – page 1509

Sermon…………………………… “New Wine in New Wineskins”……………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Joy to the World!…………………. Celebration #270:1, 2

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Joy to the World!…………………….. Celebration #270:4……

*Postlude……………………………………. Patriotic Medley…………………………………………………..

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Soloist:  Lindsay Golliet; Guitarist: Jon Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 8:  Missions Fund; July 15:  Pella Food Shelf; July 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Martha Uitermarkt, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen; July 8:  Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Alexis Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; South Doors: Kurt & Emily Boender; July 8:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Dena and Anne Bokhoven

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

Today: Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C; July 8: Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Calvin Van Haaften; July 8: Brian Van Kooten

JULY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

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

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

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

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

CHOIR REHEARSAL THIS MORNING, 11:00-11:20, for all Adults interested in singing Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing in worship next Sunday, July 8.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 51.  The offering is for Bethany Christian Services.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 52.  The offering is for Lakeview Angel Tree Camp.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Marion Klyn who will celebrate his 85th birthday on July 3 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you, Pella II, for cards received, phone calls, and well wishes for my 87th birthday.  To God be the glory!” – John Van Zee

The congregation congratulates Jordan and Annie (nee Matherly) Vande Kamp on their union in marriage yesterday, June 30.  May God guide and bless them in their lives together.

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

LAKE VIEW CAMP / ANGEL TREE needs our help again getting just a few supplies for filling some backpacks so they have enough for the summer. They are in need of 100 towels, 100 notebooks, and 100 bottles of shampoo. They currently have enough of the other supplies that we would normally purchase so they only need these 3 items.

On the table in the basement and the narthex are cards that you can pick up for these items. You are welcome to take one of each or as many as you would like to purchase of them. There are 100 of each so if the cards are all gone the need has been met.

The time frame is a little short again so could you please have the supplies back in two weeks, by July 15th. If you have questions see or call Brent or Susan Pierson 641-780-3456.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Colton Corey, son of Corey and Katie Magnussen, born on June 14. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:  Pella Christian High School will be holding registration for the 2018/19 school year July 9-12.  You may register Monday-Thursday during this time period between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Registration hours will be extended Thursday, the 12th, to 8:00 p.m.  An additional option is to register remotely.  Visit the 2018/19 Registration Link anytime from June 25 – July 12 on the home page (under Quick Links) of the school website at www.pceagles.org.  Here you can access a variety of important information and print the form needed to register.  The Registration Form with payment must be received in the office or postmarked by July 12 to avoid the late fee.  Further details can be found in the letter mailed to families in May or by contacting the school office at 628-4440.

GATEWAY TO HOPE GARDEN TOUR: It’s the final day of Gateway to Hope Garden Tour, with walk-throughs of four Pella area gardens and a tour of a Victorian Villa this afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Donations to the tour will fund Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith CRC.  Details are available at http://friendsofchinandega.wordpress.com.

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 7, and Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 2 for the first delivery, and July 16 for the second delivery to be sure you get your blueberries.  The order forms can be found on the table in the narthex and downstairs, can be downloaded from their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Life 107.1 will be hosting a drive-thru baby shower for Pathways of Pella on July 12 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the First Reformed Church parking lot.  You won’t even have to get out of your car!  When you bring your donations, Life107.1 will also enter your name into a drawing for two tickets to see Casting Crowns and Matthew West at the State Fair.  Items needed are Diapers, size Newborn-5; Wipes; Gift Cards (WalMart); Toiletries (baby shampoo, lotion, diaper cream, etc.)  Great way to support Pathways of Pella in assisting those in need.

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 Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3626 Ontario Street, Ames, IA  50014 by July 16. Registration forms are on the bulletin board, or register online at their 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 23-27.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Self Control – What is self-control and why is it considered a fruit of the Spirit?  Does it mean Christians should live boring, passion-less lives?  Join Groundwork in studying Titus 2:1-8, 11-14 as we seek to understand self-control, how God intends for us to cultivate it, and what it means for how we live in God’s good world.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Everything New – The kids rescue Jerry Sidler’s old barn from the wrecking ball and convert it into a clubhouse.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC Summer Fun Book at www.kidscorner.net.

A STUDY OF RUTH:  Groundwork is offering a new audio Bible study called “Ruth: Surprised by God’s Providence.”  Let the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz strengthen your faith to trust, obey, and actively receive God’s provision.  Sign up for weekly emails and get the Bible study free.  Visit groundworkonline.com/studyruth.

June 24, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 24, 2018                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………….. Fantasia on Morning Song………. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Built on the Rock

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting……………………………………………………………………………… ……

*A Time of Praise………………………………………………………………………… led by Praise Team……

* Shout to the Lord…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

* We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise…………………………………………………. Celebration #213

* Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated……………………………………… Celebration #597

….. vs. 1 – All;  vs. 4 – Men;  vs. 5 – Women and Children;  vs 6 – All

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

Duet…………………………………………. He Hideth My Soul…… Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn

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

Offertory: This Is My Father’s World

Scripture Reading………………………………………………… Luke 21:1-4;  II Corinthians 9:6-15
Pew Bibles – pages 1635 & 1803

Sermon………………………. “Financial Giving and the Christian”…………………………………..

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

*Sing……………………………………….. Make Me a Blessing………………. Celebration #670:1, 3

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

*Sing…………………………………. Make Me a Blessing Chorus……………….. Celebration #670

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Praise Team: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn, Jon and Lindsay Golliet
Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 24, 2018                 Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC                      6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………. Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down…………………………………..

He Is Able

God Will Make a Way

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………… Pastor Brad Meinders

*Song of Mission…………………. Facing a Task Unfinished…………………………………………….

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

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

Bible League Mission Update………………………………………………………… Andrew Earnshaw

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

Offertory:  80th Anniversary Bible League Video

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

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 50… pg. 62 in P.H. Supplement

Leader:   What does the fourth request mean?

All:         Give us this day our daily bread means,

………… Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know

                   that you are the only source of everything good,

                   and that neither our work and worry nor your gifts

                   can do us any good without your blessing.

                And so help us to give up our trust in creatures

                      and to put trust in you alone.

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Matthew 6:1-15
Pew Bibles – page 1503

Sermon………….. “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”…….. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel

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

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

*Sing……………………………………………….. Doxology…………………………….. Celebration #815

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

Preacher:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Liturgist:  Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Melissa Geetings
Choir:  Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 1:  World Renew; July 8:  Missions Fund; July 15:  Pella Food Shelf; July 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Mary Van Haaften, Clarissa Van Zee, Nia Hoekstra; July 1: (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors:  Elizabeth Uitermarkt;  South Doors:  Jon and Nicole Yoder; July 1:  East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Debra Klyn – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – S; July 1:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jason Van Arendonk; July 1:  Calvin Van Haaften

JULY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Calvin Van Haaften, Jeff Vander Molen; North Side:  Stu Bokhoven; 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 all visitors and all members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs immediately after the morning worship service.

Adult Choir will meet at 5:00 this evening to rehearse for our 6:00 evening worship service and the 7:30 Bible League Summer Musical.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 50, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.

At our worship service this evening, Andrew Earnshaw, Bible League Director of Partner Relations, will give greetings and share the history of the Bible League.

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  Our Adult Choir and the Praise Ringers Bell Choir from Leighton will be featured, along with a variety of other musical numbers.  With the 80th Anniversary observance of the founding of Bible League, Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations will give greetings and share its history.  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: At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 51.  The offering is for Bethany Christian Services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thanks to all of you who remembered me on my birthday with your many cards, gifts, phone calls and personal wishes!  They were appreciated.  God is Good!  All the Time!” – Dena Bokhoven

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

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

FROM THE PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE:  As many of you know, we brought in a Pastoral candidate a few weeks ago, Paul Bradford and his wife Tammy.  The purpose of that visit was to spend some time with the Search Committee and Council, as well as getting to know the Pella area a little.  Following that visit, the Search Committee has decided to invite them back for a return visit.  The purpose of this visit will be to be interviewed by the Council, to have the candidate preach, and to get to know the congregation a little.  The Bradfords will be in Pella July 6-8, with Pastor Bradford preaching in the A.M. service on July 8.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Search Committee. We will give you more details of the visit in the following weeks.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree Camp will be in Pella from June 25-29.  We will be helping with crafts this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and will serve breakfast and supper on Thursday, the 28th.  Help is needed for crafts and meals.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs.  Your help will be appreciated!

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Colton Corey, son of Corey and Katie Magnussen, born on June 14. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

JULY EVENING COMBINED SERVICES SCHEDULE:

July 1     – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC. (First, Second, Faith)
July 8     – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC. (First, Second)
July 15  – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC. (First, Second, Faith)
July 22  –  6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. (First, Second, Faith)
July 29  –  6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. (First, Second, Faith)

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:  Pella Christian High School will be holding registration for the 2018/19 school year July 9-12.  You may register Monday-Thursday during this time period between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Registration hours will be extended Thursday, the 12th, to 8:00 p.m.  An additional option is to register remotely.  Visit the 2018/19 Registration Link anytime from June 25 – July 12 on the home page (under Quick Links) of the school website at www.pceagles.org.  Here you can access a variety of important information and print the form needed to register.  The Registration Form with payment must be received in the office or postmarked by July 12 to avoid the late fee.  Further details can be found in the letter mailed to families in May or by contacting the school office at 628-4440.

GATEWAY TO HOPE GARDEN TOUR– The Gateway to Hope Garden Tour is this coming weekend, June 29 through July 1.  It offers walk-throughs of four Pella area gardens and a tour of a Victorian Villa.  Hours are Friday, June 29, 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  The Friday and Saturday events include sales of garden art, ceramics, and Carol Van Klompenburg’s new book Tendng Beauty: Forty Moments in my Gardens.  Purchases and donations to the tour will fund Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Christian Reformed Church.  Details are available at friendsofchinandega.wordpress.com and in area media.

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 7, and Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 2 for the first delivery, and July 16 for the second delivery to be sure you get your blueberries.  The order forms can be found on the table in the narthex and downstairs, can be downloaded from their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • The Reporter, PCHS publication
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Gentleness – What images or words come to mind when you think about gentleness?  Would you describe these images and words as strong and influential or meek and vulnerable?  Join Groundwork in studying Matthew 11:28-30 and 1 Peter 3:15-17 to uncover the real power inherent in the spiritual fruit of gentleness.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  The End and the Beginning – The kids come face to face with the worst villain in Terrene history.  And Chamy has a very important decision to make.  Does this change Terrene forever?  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC Summer Fun Book at www.kidscorner.net.

June 17, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 17, 2018         9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………… Fellowship Medley…………………………………………………

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Sing…………………………….. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art………………….. Psalter #328
1- Solo; vs. 2-4 – All

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting……………………………………………………………………………… ……

*A Time of Praise…………… Led by Van Wyngarden, Van Haaften, and Schreur Families……

* Rejoice in the Lord Always…………………………………………………………. Celebration #745……

* Make Me a Servant……………………………………………………………………. Celebration #669……

* For the Beauty of the Earth…………………………………………… Celebration #793:1, 2, 3, 5

Song………………………………………… Good, Good Father…………………………………………………

The Will of God for Our Lives…………………………………………….. The Ten Commandments

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

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………….. Elder Jerry Uitermarkt

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

Offertory:  The Glory of His Presence

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 4:1-16
Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………. “YOU Are a Minister!”……………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………. They’ll Know We Are Christians……… Celebration #429:1-3

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

*Sing………………………………. They’ll Know We Are Christians…………. Celebration #429:4

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Praise Band Ensembles:  Will Van Wyngarden Family; Dan Schreur Family; Calvin, Mary, Joe Van Haaften

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 17, 2018   Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC.   6:00 P.M.

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

It Is Well With My Soul

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

*Sing……………………………….. Precious Lord, Take My Hand…………………………………………

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

A Time of Praise – Hymns of YOUR Request………………………………………………………………

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

Solo………………………………………….. The Lord’s Prayer………………….. Rob Rus, Trumpeter

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

Offertory:  I Love Thee

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 49… pg. 61 in P.H. Supplement

Leader:   What does the third request mean?

All:         Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven means,

………… Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will

                   without any back talk.

                Your will alone is good.

                Help us one and all to carry out the work we are called to,

                      as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………. Matthew 26:36-46……

Pew Bibles – page 1544

Sermon……………………………………. “Doing God’s Will”…………………… Pastor Ryan Faber

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………….. Breathe on Me, Breath of God…………… Celebration #393:4……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Pianist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Barb Gosselink, Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Carter Vos; June 24:  (A.M.) Mary Van Haaften, Clarissa Van Zee, Nia Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; June 24:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors:  Elizabeth Uitermarkt;  South Doors:  Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Susan Pierson – C,J; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; June 24:  Debra Klyn – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Vander Molen; June 24: Jason Van Arendonk

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

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

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

Prayer Time – 10:50 a.m. in the north tower.  Please join us as we meet for a short time of prayer for our church and any other needs. If you are not able to do so, you may put your prayer request in the box on the back table.  God loves to hear His children pray.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 49, Your Will Be Done.

At this evening’s service you will have opportunity to request favorite hymns.  Please be ready to suggest the titles and hymn numbers.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 50, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “I would like to thank the Pella II congregation for remembering me through prayers offered and cards given.  Would also like to thank Pastor Jack for his visit.  It is truly a blessing to be a member of the family of Pella II.” – Steve Roose

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

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

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

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

REMINDER FROM FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

Please return pledges by June 17, 2018:

  • All members being asked to repledge. Past gifts/pledges are appreciated, but if you have not returned a 2018 Pledge Form, your pledge is noted as $0 currently.
  • Please note name or offering box number on pledge.
  • Committee will be contacting all members without pledges for feedback.
  • Please designate all pledge gifts by writing “pledge” on memo line or offering envelope.

 

CHURCH NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:  If you would like to be added to the One Call Now church notification system, there are forms on the tables in the narthex and downstairs.  This is the system we use to notify members of prayer concerns, cancellations or other important information about church.  Please fill out a form to be added to the system or if you want to change the way you receive information — phone call email and/or text message.  If you are currently receiving the messages you don’t need to fill out a form.

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree Camp will be in Pella from June 25-29.  We will be helping with crafts three mornings, and will serve breakfast and supper on Thursday, the 28th.  Help is needed for crafts and meals.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs.  Your help will be appreciated!

THANK YOU:  Thank you all for your generosity for the Pella Food Shelf drive!  We collected 975 cans of soup and food along with many other items.  We also received over $950 in cash donations and matching gifts.  What a wonderful blessing this will be to fight hunger in our community.

NEW LIFE RALLY:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

PATHWAYS OF PELLA is hosting its 2nd annual Ride for LIFE on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

BIBLE LEAGUE “PROJECT PHILIP” TRAINING SESSION:  With a desire to learn how to use Project Philip, Bible League International’s Bible Study for evangelism and discipleship, please plan to attend the Training Session offered free of charge at First Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations for Bible League will be leading the event. Coffee and rolls will be provided.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical which will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  The Praise Ringers Bell Choir from Leighton will be featured along with a variety of other musical numbers.  With the 80th Anniversary observance of the founding of Bible League, Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations will give greetings and share its history.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

Gateway to Hope Garden Tour– The Gateway to Hope Garden Tour is coming June 29 through July 1.  Donations to the tour will support Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Church of Pella.  More details available at friendsofchinandega.wordpress.com

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 7, and Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 2 for the first delivery, and July 16 for the second delivery to be sure you get your blueberries.  The order forms can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

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GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Faithfulness – You might say remaining faithful is affected by our circumstances and what we need to remain faithful to.  Study Lamentations 3:22-23, 1 Corinthians 16:13, and Hebrews 12:1-3 with Groundwork to discover how God’s faithfulness to us helps develop the spiritual fruit of faithfulness in our own lives. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

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June 10, 2018

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
June 10, 2018                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………… Open Our Eyes with Be Thou My Vision………………………………….

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

God’s Greeting, Prayer, *Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………..

*A Time of Praise…………………………………………………………………………. led by Praise Band

* God, You Reign…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

* Great I Am……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

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

Offertory: Songs of Consecration

Scripture Readings…………………………… Psalm 1, Luke 15:1-2, Matthew 9:9-13; 11:18-19
Pew Bibles – pages 843, 1623, 1509

Sermon……………… “How Does It Work to Be a Friend of Sinners?”  …………………..

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

Song of Invitation………………………. Come to the Table………………………………………………….

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper………………………………………………………………………………….

Prayer of Thanks………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………… Glorify Your Name…………………………………………………

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist:  Joyce Boender
Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 10, 2018                        Combined First CRC and Second CRC                              6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………… Christians, We Have Met to Worship……………………………………

Welcome and Call to Worship………………………………………….. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel

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

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

A Time of Praise – Hymns of YOUR Request………………………………………………………………

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

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

Offertory:  How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds  Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

*Sing……………………………….. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God……. Celebration #151:1, 3, 4

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 48… pg. 61 in P.H. Supplement

Leader:   What does the second request mean?

All:         Your kingdom come means,

                Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to you.

                Keep your church strong, and add to it.

                Destroy the devil’s work; destroy every force which revolts against you and every conspiracy against your Word.

                Do this until your kingdom is so complete and perfect that in it you are all in all.

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………….. Acts 2:42-47……

Pew Bibles – page 1694

Sermon………………………………….. “A Kingdom Culture”…………….. Pastor Brad Meinders

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

*Sing……………………………………. Lead On, O King Eternal…………… Celebration #724:1-2……

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

*Sing……………………………………. Lead On, O King Eternal………………. Celebration #724:3……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders;  Liturgist:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
Organist: Joyce Boender; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Regina Vaverka, Grace Bokhoven, Carson Tukker; June 17:  (A.M.) Barb Gosselink, Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Carter Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jamis and Sarah Christensen; North Doors: Matt Walker; South Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; June 17:  East Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker

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

Today: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S; June 17:  Susan Pierson – C,J; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Sherwin Klyn; June 17:  Jeff Vander Molen

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 the sacrament of Holy Communion, and we joyfully anticipate taking the benefits of Christ’s salvation into our hearts through this holy supper.  All those who name Christ as Savior and who undertake to follow him in repentance are welcome to join us at the table.

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

There will be a Council Chat in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.

5:10-5:40 p.m. – Choir rehearsal for anyone interested in singing a choir anthem for the June 24 evening service.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 48, Your Kingdom Come.

At this evening’s and next Sunday evening’s services you will have opportunity to request your favorite hymns.  Please be ready to suggest the titles and hymn numbers.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 49, Your Will Be Done.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Dena Bokhoven who will celebrate her 88th birthday on June 15, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the cards, calls and good wishes from everyone.  They were wonderful!” God is so good!” – Lenora Pleima

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

SINGERS:  Our Adult Choir will be singing two anthems for the Bible League Summer Musical on June 24, 7:30 p.m., at First Reformed Church.  If you would like to sing with us, please see Barbara for rehearsal details.

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

REMINDER FROM FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

Please return pledges by June 17, 2018.

  • All members being asked to repledge. Past gifts/pledges are appreciated, but if you have not returned a 2018 Pledge Form, your pledge is noted as $0 currently.
  • Please note name or offering box number on pledge.
  • Committee will be contacting all members without pledges for feedback.
  • Please designate all pledge gifts by writing “pledge” on memo line or offering envelope.

 

CHURCH NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:  If you would like to be added to the One Call Now church notification system, there are forms on the tables in the narthex and downstairs.  This is the system we use to notify members of prayer concerns, cancellations or other important information about church.  Please fill out a form to be added to the system, or if you want to change the way you receive information — phone call, email and/or text message.  If you are currently receiving the messages you don’t need to fill out a form.

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree Camp will be in Pella from June 25-29.  We will be helping with crafts three mornings, and will serve breakfast and supper on Thursday, the 28th.  Help is needed for crafts and meals.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs.  Your help will be appreciated!

FILL UP THE SHELF– 1000 CAN DRIVE:  The Pella Food Shelf located at “The Well” has been very low on soup (and most food) for the past several weeks. I had this feeling that I was to do something about this shortage.  I know that summer is a time that the food shelf often runs low on food because there aren’t many food drives in the spring and summer.  It’s still a big need when kids are out of school and some parents and families need more assistance.

I have this goal of getting 1000 cans of soup, SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or Manwich donated to the Pella Food Shelf and I wonder if you would help me. The average can of soup costs about $1.75 so for under $20.00 you could help provide 10 meals for those in need. I’m hoping I can get 100 people to help me with 10 cans of something, but please don’t stop at 10; we can all give as to how we have been blessed.

I want to do this ASAP so I’m giving us one week to get it done. If you wish to participate, please have your donation back to church by Sunday morning, June 10.

Thanks in advance!

My only request is, don’t buy something that you wouldn’t eat.

Brent Pierson / 641-780-3456

John 4: 7-8:

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

Now, go and be a disciple.

REMINDER:  Brenda and Taryn Hugen will be headed back to Sierra Leone, Africa, in one week to work with children at an orphanage. If you wish to donate items for this trip, the list that was in last week’s bulletin is on the tables in the narthex and downstairs.  Please have the items at church no later than this Thursday, June 14.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TRACTOR RIDE:  Come join us for the 2018 Peoria Christian School tractor ride on Saturday, June 16.  It will start at the school; registration fee is $35.  There will be a wagon for those who would like to ride along but don’t have a tractor handy.  Coffee and donuts from 8:00-9:00; at 9:00 the tractors will head to Sully, Lynnville, New Sharon and back to Peoria around 12:00-12:30 for a freewill donation lunch of burgers, chips, beans, pie and ice cream.  Even if you don’t have a tractor, feel free to join us for lunch and to check out the old iron!  For more info contact Ruth De Bruin, ruthanndebruin@yahoo.com or 641-204-1855 or on Facebook at “2018 Peoria Christian Grade School tractor ride”.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

New Life Rally:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community Saturday, June 23, at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

Pathways of Pella’s 2nd annual Ride for LIFE is on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

Bible League “Project Philip” Training Session:  With a desire to learn how to use Project Philip, Bible League International’s Bible Study for evangelism and discipleship, please plan to attend the Training Session offered free of charge at First Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations for Bible League will be leading the event. Coffee and rolls will be provided.

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical which will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  The Praise Ringers Bell Choir from Leighton will be featured along with a variety of other musical numbers.  With the 80th Anniversary observance of the founding of Bible League, Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations will give greetings and share its history.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Council Report
  • May Financial Report
  • Peckham News Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2018:  Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018.  Robert Rus is a delegate to Synod 2018.  From Thursday, June 7-Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.

GROUNDWORK:  The Fruit of Goodness – When we think being good is primarily about keeping rules and obeying, we inevitably encounter hypocrisy.  Join Groundwork as we study Galatians 6:7-10 to define genuine goodness and determine what this spiritual fruit looks like in the life of a believer.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

June 3, 2018

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 3, 2018                                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. Christ Returneth……………………………………………………..

 Come, Thou Almighty King

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Pastor Jack

Call to Worship…………………………………. Psalm 150………………………………………………………….

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

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting…………………………………………………………………………………..

A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………………….. led by Praise Band

* Blessed Be Your Name……………………………………………………………………………………………….

* Be Bold, Be Strong…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Prayer of Confession, Words of Assurance………………………………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………….. The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power………………………………………

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………………… Elder Brent Pierson

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………. Rehoboth Christian School

Offertory Anthem:  Father Welcomes All His Children – Children’s Choir

Soloists: Rob Schreur, Carson Tukker, Kirby Van Wyngarden

BAPTISM OF OLIVIA MARIE VAN KOOTEN and ADDILYN GRACE VAVERKA

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.

Is the significance of baptism, then, similar to circumcision?

   Yes, baptism does for our children what circumcision did for the Jewish people. That is why Paul calls baptism the “circumcision of Christ.”

Since you have presented Olivia Marie and Addilyn Grace for baptism, we ask you the following questions before God and his people:

Do you profess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and affirm the promises of God made to you and your children in his Word?

Do you promise to instruct them by word and example, with the help of the Christian com-munity, in the truth of God’s Word, and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and teach them to pray?

Do you promise to nurture them within the body of believers, as citizens of Christ’s kingdom?

Parents:  We do, God helping us.

Brothers and sisters, on the strength of God’s gracious love for us, and in solidarity with this Christian congregation, do you promise to instruct these children by word and example, with the help of the Christian community, in the truth of God’s Word, and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and to nurture them within the body of believers as citizens of Christ’s kingdom?

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

Introduction of Olivia Marie Van Kooten and Addilyn Grace Vaverka………………………………

The Sacrament ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Solo…………………………………………………. Masterpiece……………………………….. Regina Vaverka

Regina’s mother, Linda Groenendyk, Pianist

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… 1 Samuel 16:14-23

Pew Bibles – page 444

Sermon……………………………….. “Making Music to the Lord”……………………………………………

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

*Sing……………………………………………… Jesus, Messiah………………………………………………………

Anthem………………………………… For the Beauty of the Earth………………………….. Adult Choir

Anthem…………………………………………… Revelation 19……………………………………………………….

Anthem…………………………………… He Never Failed Me Yet………….. Soloist: Levi Nieuwsma

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

*Postlude………………………….. He Never Failed Me Yet  Reprise…………………………………………

Interim Minister: Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist/Choir Accompanist: Phyllis De Vries
Adult & Children’s Choirs: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director/Harpist
Instrumental Ensemble: Alexis Vos – Clarinet; Nia Hoekstra – Bass Clarinet; Rob Schreur – Saxophone; Robert Rus -Trumpet; Kaden Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker -Trombone

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

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Melissa Tukker, Katie Magnussen, Ty Hugen; June 10:  (A.M.) Regina Vaverka, Grace Bokhoven, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; North Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; South Doors: Marilyn Vander Molen; June 10:  East Doors:  Jamis and Sarah Christensen; North Doors: Matt Walker; South Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten

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

Today: Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 10:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; June 10:  Sherwin Klyn

JUNE MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Wes Veenstra, Ron Branderhorst

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Ken Zylstra, Anne Bokhoven

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Jeff Wichhart, Dena Bokhoven

Justin Van Zee                          –     Gertrude Wassink, Kathleen De Haan

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 Addilyn Grace Vaverka, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka and sister of Aiden, and of Olivia Marie Van Kooten, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 47, Hallowed by Thy Name.  Offering for Pella Pine Rest.

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Brad Meinders  will preach on Lord’s Day 48.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Bill Schimmel who will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 4, and to John Van Zee who will celebrate his 87th birthday on June 9, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the nice cards, phone calls and good wishes I received for my birthday.  Your thoughtfulness was appreciated.  I am thankful for the many years God has given me.” – Tom De Vries

“Thank you to my church family for your prayers, cards, visits, flowers, etc. while in Methodist Hospital and Jefferson Place.  A special thank you to Jon Van Woerkom, and above all I thank my Heavenly Father for His healing mercy.” – Jo Boot

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

P.E.T. BUILD DAY:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build day.  Lunch will be served.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs.   A sign-up sheet is also available for bars and cookies for June 8. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Fathers and any family members interested in sharing  their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17, please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries no later than June 10.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

SINGERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are encouraged to assist with music in worship this summer.  See Barbara for details!

DRIVERS NEEDED: “Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree Camp) needs our help transporting kids to and from camp this summer. The first camp starts Monday, June 4th and runs through Friday the 8th. The trip usually involves driving our church van to a destination city like Cedar Rapids, picking up kids on Monday morning and making the same return trip Friday afternoon. Most of the summer camps are held in Eldora so an average trip will be 5-6 hours of driving.

It’s a great outing for you and a friend or spouse.  I’m planning on driving Monday the 4th and am looking for someone to do the Friday trip. It’s always important to have someone make the trip with you and, if don’t have anyone that can ride along, the camp will provide a counselor.  If anyone is interested and would like to give it a try you can join me on June 4th for a ride along.

Thanks for considering helping make some kids’ week the best week of their summer.” – Blessings – Brent Pierson, 780-3456

FILL UP THE SHELF– 1000 CAN DRIVE:  The Pella Food Shelf located at “The Well” has been very low on soup (and most food) for the past several weeks. I had this feeling that I was to do something about this shortage.  I know that summer is a time that the food shelf often runs low on food because there aren’t many food drives in the spring and summer.  It’s still a big need when kids are out of school and some parents and families need more assistance.

I have this goal of getting 1000 cans of soup, SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or Manwich donated to the Pella Food Shelf and I wonder if you would help me. The average can of soup costs about $1.75 so for under $20.00 you could help provide 10 meals for those in need. I’m hoping I can get 100 people to help me with 10 cans of something, but please don’t stop at 10; we can all give as to how we have been blessed.

I want to do this ASAP so I’m giving us one week to get it done. If you wish to participate, please have your donation back to church by next Sunday morning, June 10.

Thanks in advance!

My only request is, don’t buy something that you wouldn’t eat.

Brent Pierson / 641-780-3456

John 4: 7-8:

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

Now, go and be a disciple.

BUILDING EXPLORATION TEAM MEMBERS are Ron Branderhorst, Dennis De Vries, Al Boender, Calvin Van Haaften, Phil Slings, Steven Talsma, Jon Van Woerkom.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEMBERS are Teri Van Kooten, Nicole Yoder, Dan Schreur, Jim Gosselink, Ken Van Woerkom, Jon Van Woerkom, Glenn Matherly, Kurt Boender. These people are implementing an emergency response plan.  If you have questions, contact one of the members.

REMINDERS FROM THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

  • We request that all pledge forms be returned by June 17.
  • Please return pledge forms in the offering plate, the deacon door slot, or to a member of the fundraising committee.
  • The fundraising committee includes Joe Van Haaften, Jerry Uitermarkt, Brent Pierson, and Corey Magnussen. Let us know if you have questions or need a new pledge form/information sheet.

FROM BRENDA AND TARYN HUGEN:  We are excited to be headed back to Sierra Leone, Africa in 2 weeks!  This will be my 4th trip and I have made some very special friendships with the kids and staff at the center along with other people I have met there.  Taryn is headed back for the 2nd time.  The kids have grown so much since the last time she was there, I know she will be surprised to see how much they have grown!  They are so well taken care of there.

They are starting a new program for the older kids that won’t be able to go to college.  They are going to be teaching them necessary skills for life after they leave the center.  They are raising a garden and chickens, teaching the kids how to take care of them so later they can raise and sell on their own.  They will also be teaching sewing skills to kids that would like to do that.  They still sew on the old fashioned foot peddle machines and it is fun to watch!  Last trip we stopped by a school for the deaf that The Raining Season helps with various things.  It was pretty amazing to see those kids learning and having people who could understand them.  It opened a whole new world for them!

As we prepare to head across the ocean we would love for you to start praying for us.  We need the courage to reach out to others to spread Christ’s love, safety in travel, health while gone, peace about our family back at home, open arms and love to spread, and a connection with our team, as we don’t know any of them.  They are a church group from Nebraska and we are excited to meet them all!  If you would like to donate items for the trip, the list we have been given is:

-bar soap                                                              -deodorant for men

-deodorant for women                                         -diapers size 3-4

-formula                                                               -hand sanitizer

-fitted twin bed sheets                                         -fitted crib sheets

-toothbrushes                                                       -razors

-underwear (for both genders; sizes 4                 -Bibles

to adult medium in women’s and                   -curtains (10 – all for girls apartments

adult large for men)                                           so can be fun girls colors)

-coloring book for small kids                              -adult coloring books

-board games (Sorry, Candyland, Chutes           -card games (UNO -it’s a big favorite so

and Ladders, Monopoly, Connect Four,             multiples welcome, Go Fish, Phase 10)

any other fairly simple not-too-many-            -Command strips

pieces games)                                                 -2 adult blood pressure (manual)

-1 Bayer contour blood glucose                          -2 kidney dishes with lid

monitoring strips
-1 Accu-check (Nano) blood glucose monitoring strips
-2 cannulas
-HP 301 black ink cartridges (HIGH PRIORITY)
-toilet cleaning tablets-as many as possible
-4 toilet plungers -magic erasers

Thank you so much for your support of our trip! If you would like more information about the group we go with, The Raining Season, or the orphanage or new older kids program, please ask us!  If you would like to contact us:  Brenda’s cell 641-780-0227 or brendahugen@gmail.com;  Taryn’s cell 641-651-0594.

CHRISTIAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER’S 17th Golf Classic is Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/.

GARAGE SALE FOR CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER:  A large group garage sale will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  All proceeds go to Cary Christian Center’s Summer Children’s program and the Parent-Child Ministry.  We hope to see you there.

THE HEARTLAND GOSPEL HYMN SING is Saturday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.   The mass choir will practice at 5:00 p.m. Free will offering to cover expenses.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

New Life Rally:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

Pathways of Pella is hosting its 2nd annual Ride for LIFE on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

Save the Date:  Bible League International Volunteers are planning an exciting retreat event on Thursday, September 13, at Calvary CRC.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2018:  Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018.  From Thursday, June 7-Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCS will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.  For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer.

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Kindness – Is the fruit of kindness simply being nice to each other, or is there more to it?  Join Groundwork as we study Luke 6:27-36 and Ephesians 4:31-32 to learn what it means to be kind and how our salvation and faith give us the roots we need to practice kindness even in life’s most difficult situations. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Smoke and Fire: A Brand New Episode – The town of Terrene is in real trouble.  Businesses are shutting down, and folks are moving away.  What’s going to happen to Liz and his friends?  Can the town be saved? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS:  Are you looking for ways to help end poverty, restore creation, and reconcile relationships?  World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program has overseas placements for individuals in language learning, health, agriculture, engineering, and more.  If you are identifying God’s call in your life or looking for an opportunity to use your gifts and skills, let’s further God kingdom together.  To find out more, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.

May 27, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 27, 2018                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………… Alleluia………………………………………………………….

Our Country

Call to Worship……………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

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

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………. led by Men’s Ensemble……

Many and Great……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

* God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory……………………………………………………………………………

Anthem…………………………………… The Trees of the Field…………………….. Men’s Ensemble

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………. Christian Education Fund

Offertory:  Battle Hymn of the Republic

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

Children’s Message……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………… Psalm 19:1-6;  Romans 1:18-25……
Pew Bibles – pages 858 & 1747

Sermon……………. “God Speaks Through Nature:  Are We Listening?”……………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………….. How Great Is Our God………………………………………………

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

*Response, singing:     How great is our God!  Sing with me, How great is our God!

And all will see how great…How great, is our God!

By Tomlin, Cash, Reeves / © 2004 Worship Together Songs / CCLI #618659

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Drummer:  Kirby Van Wyngarden
Men’s Ensemble; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 3:  Rehoboth Christian School; June 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Vicky Slings, Kim Roose, Matt Bokhoven; June 3:  (A.M.) Melissa Tukker, Katie Magnussen, Ty Hugen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; South Doors: Larry and Janice Van Weelden; June 3:  East Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; North Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; South Doors: Marilyn Vander Molen

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C,J; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; June 3:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Gary Vander Molen; June 3:  Jeff Van Kooten

JUNE USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jon Golliet, Les Nieuwsma; North Side:  Ron Branderhorst; South Side:  Jason Zylstra

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 46, Our Father in Heaven.  Offering –  Families First of Pella.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Addilyn Grace Vaverka, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, and of Olivia Marie Van Kooten, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

Pastor Jack’s sermon title next Sunday morning will be “Making Music to the Lord”.

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 46.  Offering – Pella Pine Rest.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Steve Roose will be having knee replacement surgery of his right knee this coming Wednesday, May 30, at Pella Regional.  He would like to thank the congregation for all the prayers, well wishes and cards following the first surgery of his left knee.  A special thank you to Jon and Glenda for their visit and meal delivery.  Above all, we thank God for his tender loving care and healing mercies.” – Steve and Kim Roose

We wish a happy birthday to Lenora Pleima who will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 30, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to the Pella II Scrapbooking Group, Perk-Up, Christian Fellowship Hour, and to everyone who sent me cards, called me by phone, or by word of mouth wished me a Happy 89th Birthday.  To God be all the praise and glory for that happy day.” – Bill Stursma

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

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.

P.E.T. BUILD DAYS:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, or on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build days.  Lunch will be served on Friday.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs.   A sign-up sheet is also available for bars and cookies for June 8. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

DRIVERS NEEDED: “Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree Camp) needs our help transporting kids to and from camp this summer. The first camp starts Monday, June 4th and runs through Friday the 8th. The trip usually involves driving our church van to a destination city like Cedar Rapids, picking up kids on Monday morning and making the same return trip Friday afternoon. Most of the summer camps are held in Eldora so an average trip will be 5-6 hours of driving.

It’s a great outing for you and a friend or spouse.  I’m planning on driving Monday the 4th and am looking for someone to do the Friday trip. It’s always important to have someone make the trip with you and, if don’t have anyone that can ride along, the camp will provide a counselor.  If anyone is interested and would like to give it a try you can join me on June 4th for a ride along.

Thanks for considering helping make some kids’ week the best week of their summer.” – Blessings – Brent Pierson, 780-3456

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any fathers and their family members are welcome to use their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17.  Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service, held in our sanctuary.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

REMINDERS FROM THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

  • We request that all pledge forms be returned by June 17.
  • Please return pledge forms in the offering plate, the deacon door slot, or to a member of the fundraising committee.
  • The fundraising committee includes Joe Van Haaften, Jerry Uitermarkt, Brent Pierson, and Corey Magnussen. Let us know if you have questions or need a new pledge form/information sheet.

FROM COUNCIL:  At their request, the memberships of Jeremy and Tina, Tyler, Brett, Emily and Megan Vander Molen have been transferred to Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.  We wish them God’s richest blessings in their new church home.

JUNE EVENING COMBINED SERVICES SCHEDULE:

June 3    – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith,)

June 10 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders preaching. (First, Second)

June 17 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

June 24 –  6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE:  You are invited to attend an open house for Jan Blunck and Larry Eggink today, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the commons area at PCHS.  We will celebrate Jan’s 27 total years of teaching, all at PCHS, and Larry’s 30 years at PCHS and total of 43 career teaching years as they retire this year.

MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES:

Softball Memorial Day Breakfast:  Help support Pella Christian Softball by attending a breakfast May 28 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at the Pella Christian High Cafeteria.  Free-will donation.

Rain or Shine, see you at the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on May 28 from 7:00-10:00 a.m., First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.  Meal includes pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, fruit cup and drink.  Event sponsored by the IGNITE Youth Group.  A freewill offering will be taken.

Please join us on Memorial Day from 7:00-10:00 a.m., at Sully Christian School for the Cadet Pancake Breakfast, serving scrambled eggs, sausage, blueberry and regular pancakes and toppings.  Freewill offering for the Sully Cadet Club.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery on May 28 at 9:00 a.m.  Speaker will be Senator Ken Rozenboom.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  Homemade cinnamon rolls, juice, and coffee will be served after the 30-minute service.  In case of inclement weather, location will be the Peoria Gym.

COME “BLAZE THE TRAILS” with Lake View Camp on Saturday, June 2, and help raise funds to send kids to camp this summer!  The morning will include a 5K Run/Walk; 5K Adventure Run with challenges, obstacles, and MUD; and a free mini-adventure run for kids.  Fun for the whole family!  Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Christian Opportunity Center’s Golf Classic will be Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/

The Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing will be Saturday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.   Join us for this non-denominational, intergenerational time of singing traditional hymns of the faith.  There will be a free will offering to cover expenses.  If you want to be part of the mass choir, contact Carol Houk at cardonhouk@mahaska.org or Christy Van Zee at vanzeejc@gmail.com or 628-1068.  The choir will practice at 5:00 p.m. prior to the hymn sing.

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED:  Pella Christian Grade School has several bus driver openings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  Please contact Chris Fynaardt at fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

PCGS CUSTODIAN POSITION:   Pella Christian Grade School is seeking a part-time custodian for three hours a day.  This position will work 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 a.m.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL JOB OPENING:  Peoria Christian School is seeking a 75% Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten is progressive, with three days a week first semester and adds a day each quarter for third and fourth quarters.  Pre-K joins the Kindergarten class three afternoons a week.  Early Childhood Endorsement preferred.  All interested applicants, please submit a resume to board@peoriachr.org or contact Melinda Vos.

CALL FOR CAMPERS:  Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is July 23-27 at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa.  All graduates of grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend.  Registration forms and information are on the bulletin board downstairs.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Huyser May-June Prayer Letter
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Mobility Worldwide (PET) newsletter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Patience – How can we cultivate the spiritual gift of patience in a society that prefers immediate gratification?  Join Groundwork in studying Romans 2:1-4 and Colossians 3:1-13 as we seek to understand and cultivate the fruit of patience in our own lives.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: A Very Good Day – Grandpa and Liz follow treasure hunt clues left behind by a childhood friend of Grandpa.  What’s the next clue?  What’s the treasure hidden somewhere in Terrene?  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

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.  Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

May 20, 2018

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 20, 2018   Pentecost   9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………….. Living Hope………………………………. by Praise Band

Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………………………. Pastor Jack

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

*God’s Greeting,  Mutual Greeting……………………………………………………………………………..

A Time of Praise…………………………………………………………………………… led by Praise Band

* I Saw the Light / I’ll Fly Away……………………………………………………………………………….

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

Baptism of Rhett Joseph Nieuwsma…………………………………………………………………………….

The Sacrament ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Vocal Solo………………. A Mother’s/Father’s Prayer…………………………………………………

Congregational Prayer………………………………………………………………. Elder Glenn Matherly

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

Offertory:  Holy Spirit

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………. Acts 2:1-21

Pew Bibles – page 1692

Sermon………. “The Power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Changes Things!”

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

Sing………………………………………. Spirit of the Living God……………….. Celebration #389:1

*Sing…………………………………. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid……………….. Psalter #393:1, 2

*Benediction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing…………………………………. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid…………………… Psalter #393:3

*Postlude……………………………………. “Spirit” Medley……………………………………………………

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries
De Vries Family Praise Band:  Dennis, Randy, Colby – Vocalists;
Colby – Guitarist; Jodi – Keyboardist
Vocal Soloist:  Levi Nieuwsma; Guitarist: Jon Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 27: Christian Education Fund; June 3:  Rehoboth Christian School; June 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Judy Van Zee, Emily Boender, Adalynn Van Arendonk; May 27: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Kim Roose, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya; May 27:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; South Doors: Larry and Janice Van Weelden

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

Today: Joyce Vander Molen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; – Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; May 27:  Paula Klyn – C,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C,J; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; May 27: Gary Vander Molen

JUNE USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jon Golliet, Les Nieuwsma; North Side:  Ron Branderhorst; South Side:  Jason Zylstra

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

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

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

We welcome the family of Dennis and Bev De Vries as they lead our singing.

This morning the congregation is blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Rhett Joseph Nieuwsma, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma and brother of Liam and Jack.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

The children will be invited to the front for the baptism.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship with First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 7.  Offering –  Bethany Christian Services.

NEXT SUNDAY: The Mission/Outreach Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on May 27.

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship with First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 46.  Offering – Families First of Pella.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Tom De Vries who will celebrate his 91st birthday on May 26, and to Bette Kelderman who will celebrate her 81st birthday on May 27, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

We express our congratulations and best wishes to the young people of our congregation who are graduating this year.  May the Lord richly bless each of you as you continue your education or pursue your vocation. They are:

Grade School:  Drew Geetings, Nia Hoekstra, Carter Vos, Riley Zylstra
High School:  Grace Bokhoven, Abbi Gosselink
College:  Justin Boot from Iowa State University

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

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

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on May 21.

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

TUESDAY:  The Pella Christian Grade School Society meeting will be held on May 22 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be preceding the middle school choir concert that will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The annual meeting will include a 2017-2018 year in review, recognition of staff members reaching an employment milestone and recognizing staff who are leaving the system, approval of the 2018-2019 general budget and election of board members to fill five positions on the school board.   Information regarding the board nominees can be viewed at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9nu8hcw

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

Men’s Ensemble Rehearsal for May 27, 8:00-8:30 p.m.  All men are invited to join us!

Latino Feast 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  Menu:  a chicken-rice hot dish (arroz a la valenciana), rice and beans (gallo pinto), corn, cookies and ice cream. Free-will donation.  All proceeds will support the work of Faith Church’s sister churches in Chinandega, Nicaragua.

FRIDAY:  Everyone is invited to join the PCGS Class of 2018 eighth grade for the graduation ceremony on May 25 at 5:45 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in the Vermeer Auditorium at Pella Christian High School.  Sarah Gritters and Caleb Belzer will be the eighth grade class speakers.  Rev. Douglas Barnes will address the eighth grade students.  His message is entitled “Leading the Saints in Serving the Lord.”  Forty graduates will be recognized.  Eighth grade class of 2018 has selected the class verse of 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

FRUIT OF THE SOIL:  Things are starting to grow!  There will be rhubarb again this week.  Check the table downstairs or let me know if you want some. – Rob Rus

SERMONS BY PASTOR JACK coming up:

May 27:  God Speaks Through Nature:  Are We Listening?
June 3:    How Does It Work to Be a Friend of Sinners?

MEN:  Any men interested in singing in a Men’s Ensemble for next Sunday are invited to practice with us this Wednesday, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service, held in our sanctuary.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

P.E.T. BUILD DAYS:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, or on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build days.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

FROM THE DEACONS:  The deacons would like to thank the congregation for their support of the Christian Education Fund.  May 27 will be the last Sunday to contribute to the fund for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  At this point, it looks as if we are on track to meet the goal of contributing $1,000.00 towards each student’s Christian school tuition.  Thanks!

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any fathers and their family members are welcome to use their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17.  Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Retirement Open House:  You are invited to attend an open house for Jan Blunck and Larry Eggink on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the commons area at PCHS.  We will celebrate Jan’s 27 total years of teaching, all at PCHS, and Larry’s 30 years at PCHS and total of 43 career teaching years as they retire this year.

Softball Memorial Day Breakfast:  Help support Pella Christian Softball by attending a breakfast May 28 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at the Pella Christian High Cafeteria.  Free will donation.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, May 28, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.  The meal includes pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, fruit cup and drink, sponsored by the IGNITE Youth Group.  A freewill offering will be taken to help fund the IGNITE youth Group who is looking forward to a June trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with World Renew Disaster Response Services to address flood damage from March 2016, as well as the tornado in January 2017.

Please join us on Memorial Day from 7:00-10:00 a.m., at Sully Christian School for the Cadet Pancake Breakfast, serving scrambled eggs, sausage, blueberry and regular pancakes and toppings.  Freewill offering for the Sully Cadet Club.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery on Monday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m.  Speaker will be Senator Ken Rozenboom.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  Homemade cinnamon rolls, juice, and coffee will be served after the 30-minute service.  In case of inclement weather, location will be the Peoria Gym.

Christian Opportunity Center’s Golf Classic will be Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED:  Pella Christian Grade School has several bus driver openings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  Please contact Chris Fynaardt at fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

PCGS CUSTODIAN POSITION:   Pella Christian Grade School is seeking a part-time custodian for three hours a day.  This position will work 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 a.m.

SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS CHALLENGE:  Pella Christian Grade School has a challenge for new gifts to be given toward the Soaring to New Heights fundraising project.  Any new gifts given between now and the last day of school on May 25 will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.  Please fill out and turn in a donation form to have your new donation matched. With roughly $10.9 million pledged to our campaign, we’re only $100,000 away from completing phase three of the project. This is an amazing opportunity for us to close out phase three, and get a huge jump-start on phase four, the final phase of the building project.  Thank you to the over six hundred fifty donors who have already given to the project. Please prayerfully consider what you can give to help meet our goals and take advantage of this matching gift challenge. Please also consider connecting with others to share the mission of Pella Christian Grade School and this amazing opportunity.

LAKE VIEW CAMP PRAYER SERVICE:  Everyone is invited to Lake View Camp  today, May 20, at 3:30 p.m. for a special service led by Joe Brummel to pray for the summer camping season as well as the work beginning on the new camp facilities. The camp will open at 2:00 p.m. for those who would like to explore the camp property or take a tour. Refreshments provided by Oskaloosa 1st CRC will be offered following the service as well as more property tours. This will be held outdoors so bring a lawn chair for seating. E-mail lakeview@lakeviewconference.com or call 628-2160 with questions!

CALL FOR CAMPERS:  Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is July 23-27 at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa.  All graduates of grades 6-212 are encouraged to attend.  Registration forms and information are on the bulletin board downstairs.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • May Council Report
  • April Financial Report

 

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