August 16, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 16, 2020 9:30 A.M.

Prelude ………………………. Calvary’s Love; There Is a Redeemer …………………………………..

Lamb of Glory; Thou Art Worthy

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Opening Prayer ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing …………………………………. Rise Up, O Church of God ………………………………………….

*Sing ……………………….. Nothing but the Blood ….. Celebration #337:1 – Quartet; 2-4 – All

Anthem …………………………………….. I Love You, Lord ……………………………. Men’s Quartet

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

Sing ……………………………………….. There Is a Redeemer ………………. Celebration #308:1, 2

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Arlys Veenstra ………………………………………………….. Ephesians 6:14-18

Pew Bibles – page 1824

Sermon …………………. “God’s Armor – Righteousness and Peace” …………………………….

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

Prayer ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Communion …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

One Thing I Ask; Communion Song ……………………………….. Tammy Bradford, Pianist

*Sing ……………………………………… There Is a Redeemer ………………….. Celebration #308:3

*Blessing, Exit Instructions ……………………………………………………………………………………..

Offering, as you leave ………………………………………………………… Christian Education Fund

*Postlude ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Pastor: Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Men’s Quartet: Jon Golliet, Levi Nieuwsma, Joe Van Haaften, Will Van Wyngarden

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGS: August 23: Freedom House; August 30: International Justice Mission

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

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Hermina Stursma who will celebrate her 87th birthday on August 19, and to Ed Uitermarkt who will celebrate his 89th birthday on August 20, and pray for God’s continued blessings on them.

“Thanks for the cards, calls and prayers following my bike accident. I thank God for a complete recovery.” Ruth Stevenson

“Thank you for your prayers and to all who expressed their sympathy through words and cards after the passing of our brother Carroll. ‘Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow’ – Psalm 144:4 What is your only comfort in life and death? That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.” – Les and Carla Nieuwsma

New Room & Phone Number: Martha Slings has moved to a different room in the Gelderland section at The Cottages: 1746 Main Street, Room #10; Phone #641-620-4130.

ASSISTANT WORSHIP COORDINATOR POSITION: As announced last Sunday, a new Assistant Worship Coordinator position is now open to applicants. Responsibilities include: managing the scheduling and organization of worship teams for worship services, including music preparation and practices, as well as participating in congregational song selection and worship planning. Barbara will be available to help train and be a resource as needed for the individual in this role. From a time commitment perspective, this is anticipated to be up to a 10-hour-per-week position. If you are interested in the Assistant Worship Coordinator role, please contact Council President Calvin Roose. We would like to hire this position as quickly as possible. Applications will be accepted through August 23.

ADULT CHOIR MEMBERS: Please watch for an email from Barbara Boertje DeVries about rehearsal this Wednesday.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN SINGING IN CHOIR (but who is not currently singing): Please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries for more information: worship@pella2crc.org

PELLA CORPORATION MATCHING GIFTS: Pella Corporation’s Rolscreen Foundation has approved our building project as a qualified matching gift program for employees and retirees! Gifts given between June 9, 2020, and June 9, 2023, will be eligible. Please contact Corey Magnussen for additional information.

OFFERING: Our offering today will go to the “Christian Education Fund”. Our offering August 23 will go to the “International Justice Mission”. Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or QR Codeorganization of the week. If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

TRACTOR RIDE: The 2020 Peoria School Circle tractor ride will be Saturday, August 22, starting at the school. Registration fee is $35. There will be a wagon if you want to ride along but don’t have a tractor handy. Coffee and donuts during registration from 8:00 to 8:20. At 8:30 the tractors head through New Sharon, Searsboro, Lynnville, Sully and back to Peoria around 12:00 to 12:30 for a freewill donation lunch of burgers, sides, pie, and ice cream. If you don’t have a tractor join us for lunch and check out the old iron! For more info please contact Ruth De Bruin at 641-204-1855 or Pam Klyn at 641-780-2028.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is seeking a Part-time Spanish Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org). Please remember these needs in prayer.

REQUESTED NOTICES: Interchurch Cornhole Tournament – The Pella Church of the Nazarene invites you to an Interchurch Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, September 19, at their church starting at 10 a.m. 2-person teams: adults $20 per team; kids (8-12) $10 per team. Register your church team(s) by church name and players and send to Kp4utterback@hughes.net no later than August 29. Food and drinks available. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Questions, contact Floyd Ware at (641) 780-4089.

Freedom House is celebrating their 4th birthday by holding a 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 31, at Federated Fellowship. Registration fee before September 15 is $20 for students, $25 for adults, $70 for families (immediate/same household). Fees increase $5 Sept. 16-October 16 and $10 after October 16. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Pella/FreedomHouse5K.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Lament: A Faithful Response to Tragedy – We all encounter difficult seasons in life. Join Groundwork as we study Psalm 13, Psalm 55, and Romans 14:7 to let scripture guide us in lament, an appropriate response to difficult times that engages our faith and acknowledges our reality. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: New School – A new school means new friends, new teachers, and a new challenge — figuring out how they can serve God in this new place. Listen at kidscorner.net. Download Power Tools: Taking a Stand Against Bullying, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about bullying (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – As the start of the school year draws near, many kids feel fearful and anxious. It’s a good time to gently remind them that their identity lies not in their accomplishments, their popularity, or what others think of them. Their identity comes from being beloved children of a loving God. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” – 1 John 3:1

HEADING OFF TO CAMPUS? As you study, experience a multitude of perspectives and worldviews, and develop new relationships, why not also be part of a diverse community that gathers together to grow in faith and to engage God’s world? There are over 35 CRC Campus Ministries on campuses across North America, comprised of students, faculty and staff. To find out if there is one on your campus, please see resonateglobalmission.org/campusmap. No campus ministry at your school? Locate a nearby CRC at crcna.org/church-finder.

August 9, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 9, 2020                                                                                                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………….. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah………………………………………

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus; Rejoice, the Lord Is King

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Sing ………………………………………. Good, Good Father…………………………………………………

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

Sing…………………………………………… O What a Miracle………………………………………………….

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften………………………………………………… Ephesians 6:10-18

Pew Bibles – page 1824

Sermon………………………………… “God’s Armor:  Truth”…………………………………………….

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

Offering, as you leave…………………………………….. Calvinist Cadets National Organization

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSAugust 16:  Christian Education Fund; August 23:  Freedom House; August 30:  International Justice Mission

COUNCIL CHAT:  There will be a Council Chat immediately following our morning worship service today.

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

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Les and Carla Nieuwsma on the death of her brother, Carroll De Nooy, on July 31 in Sioux Center.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thank you to all for prayers, cards and phone calls after the death of my dear sister Cynthia, and also for greetings for my birthday.  God’s blessings are new each day.” – Leona Nunnikhoven

The congregation congratulates John and Abigail (nee Gosselink) Vander Werff on their union in marriage yesterday, August 8.  May God guide and bless them in their lives together.  Their address is 2014 Bayard Ave., Leighton, Iowa  50143.

PRAYER MEETING UPDATE:  We plan to restart our bi-monthly congregational prayer meeting tomorrow, Monday, August 10.  We meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Weather permitting, we will meet on our new building site.  Bring your own lawn chair.  We will put our chairs on the slab in what will be our new worship center, sitting six feet apart.  If needed we’ll meet at our existing building in the fellowship hall.  An update will go out via Breeze and One Call on Monday morning confirming where we’ll meet.

ADULT CHOIR MEMBERSPlease watch for an email from Barbara Boertje DeVries about rehearsal this Wednesday.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN SINGING IN CHOIR (but who is not currently singing): Please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries for more information:  worship@pella2crc.org

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, born July 4, and for Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort, born July 7.  This table will be available through today, August 9. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “Calvinist Cadets National Organization”.  Our offering August QR Code16 will go to the “Christian Education Fund”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

PCGS OPEN HOUSE MONDAY:  A public open house of the Pella Christian Grade School campus will be held on Monday, August 10, from 5:30-7:30 as we celebrate God’s faithfulness through the completion of our 4-Phase Building Project.  Walk through the campus to check out the updates that have been made and what it looks like to be a Pella Christian Eagle.  This is a come-and-go event and social distancing is encouraged as you walk through our one-way building tour.

PCGS JOB OPENING:  Pella Christian Grade School has an opening for a full-time learning support teacher for the 2020-21 school year. The staff member in this role would work with classroom teachers to identify and meet the learning needs of individuals and small groups of students in reading or mathematics. The candidate for this position would need to hold or be able to acquire an Iowa Teaching License in Elementary Education. Candidates can download and complete the application packet found on the employment opportunities portion of the PCGS Website.

CREATION STATION TIP NIGHT AT DE SCOOP:  Stop by De Scoop on Friday, August 14 from 1:00-9:00 p.m. and enjoy some ice cream.  A portion of the proceeds and all tips will go to support the Creation Station Christian Preschool.  You are welcome to grab and go or enjoy our spaced-out seating options. De Scoop is located at 600 Main Street in Pella.

FORWARD WITH FAITH will have a BBQ on August 15 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,  serving pulled pork sandwiches and chips curbside from their first home at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella.  Come and support Forward With Faith.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Peoria Christian School is seeking to fill the following positions for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Part-time Assistant for the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom. This would be three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Part-time Spanish Teacher

If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org).  Please remember these needs in prayer.

BIBLE LEAGUE RETREAT CANCELED:  Due to the Covid-19 concerns, the Bible League Retreat that was scheduled for September 17 in Pella has been canceled.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  God’s Church Seeks Biblical Justice – What is the role of the Church in seeking justice?  How do we balance our calling to save souls with our justice calling? Join us as we study John 1:5, Acts 6:1-7, and Galatians 6:9-10 to learn what it means for us as God’s church to seek biblical justice. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Liz’s Progress – A very tired Liz is learning about “The Seven Deadly Sins”.  What happens when he meets them face to face?  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download Power Tools: Taking a Stand Against Bullying, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about bullying  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – Telling faith stories to each other is an important part of our faith formation.  You can make time for family and household members of all ages to tell stories of how God works in their lives as you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other milestones.  Visit tinyurl.com/FFMStoryStarters for a list of questions to get the storytelling rolling.

August 2, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 2, 2020 9:30 A.M.

Prelude ………………………………………. He Leadeth Me ………………………………………………….

Who Is on the Lord’s Side?

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Opening Prayer ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ………………………………… The God of Abraham Praise ……………. Celebration #23:1-4

*Sing ………………………………. The Battle Belongs to the Lord ………… Celebration #732:1-3

Musical Meditation ………………………. Do Not Fear……………………. based on Isaiah 41:10

See page 2 in bulletin for words and music.

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

Sing …………………………………………. Shout to the Lord …………………………………………………

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Allison Van Wyngarden…………………………………….. Ephesians 6:10-13

Pew Bibles – page 1824

Sermon …………………………….. “Satan’s Schemes” (Part 2) ………………………………………..

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Prayer ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing …………………………………. Shout to the Lord (chorus) …………………………………………..

*Blessing, Exit Instructions ……………………………………………………………………………………..

Offering, as you leave ………………………………………………………… New Life Prison Ministry

*Postlude ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

* = Please stand if able.

OFFERINGS: August 9: Calvinist Cadets National Organization; August 16: Christian Education Fund; August 23: Freedom House; August 30: International Justice Mission

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Leona Nunnikhoven who will celebrate her 86th birthday on August 8 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thanks for the cards, letters of encouragement, and meals (very delicious), and other ways of remembering me while recuperating. Thanks be to God for healing mercies.” -Sid Klyn

Martha Slings has moved to a different section of The Cottages. Her address is now Gelderland, Room 14, 1746 Main Street, Pella. Her phone number is 641-620-4134. “We would like to thank everyone for the cards, notes, phone calls and many other acts of kindness. Please pray for her as she makes this difficult transition. Phone calls, notes of encouragement and cards are greatly appreciated.” – Her Family

“We thank you for remembering us after the death of our sister-in-law, Valda Klyn.” -The Klyn Family

BABY GIFTS: There is a table in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, born July 4, and for Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort, born July 7. This table will be available through August 9. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

PRAYER MEETING: We plan to restart our bi-monthly congregational prayer meeting on Monday, August 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Weather and construction permitting, our plan is to meet on our new building site. We’ll ask everyone to bring lawn chairs and we’ll sit six feet apart. If needed, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall. Stay tuned for more information.

COMMUNION DATE UPDATE: Communion was originally scheduled today but will be celebrated on August 16 instead.

OFFERING: Our offering today will go to “New Life Prison Ministry”. Our offering August 9 will go to the “Calvinist Cadet National Organization”. Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or QR Codeorganization of the week. If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

PCGS JOB OPENING: Pella Christian Grade School has an opening for a full-time learning support teacher for the 2020-21 school year. The staff member in this role would work with classroom teachers to identify and meet the learning needs of individuals and small groups of students in reading or mathematics. The candidate for this position would need to hold or be able to acquire an Iowa Teaching License in Elementary Education.

Candidates can download and complete the application packet found on the employment opportunities portion of the PCGS Website.

CREATION STATION TIP NIGHT AT DE SCOOP: Stop by De Scoop on Friday, August 14 from 1:00-9:00 p.m. and enjoy some ice cream. A portion of the proceeds and all tips will go to support the Creation Station Christian Preschool. You are welcome to grab and go or enjoy our spaced-out seating options. De Scoop is located at 600 Main Street in Pella.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Peoria Christian School is seeking to fill the following positions for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Part-time Assistant for the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom. This would be three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Part-time Spanish Teacher

If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org). Please remember these needs in prayer.

FORWARD WITH FAITH will have a BBQ on August 15 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., serving pulled pork sandwiches and chips curbside from their first home at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella. Come and support Forward With Faith.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Justice, Heroes, and Jesus – The pervasive nature of injustice can make our efforts to seek justice feel insignificant. Study Isaiah 1:11-17, Hebrews 7:23-8:2, Matthew 5:1-12, and Ephesians 1:18-23 with us to find confidence in our pursuit of justice by recognizing Christ as prophet, priest, and king. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Do Not Covet – Spike gets everything he wants. Liz is jealous and wishes he had spike’s parents as his own! Listen at kidscorner.net. Download Power Tools: Taking a Stand Against Bullying, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about bullying (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

CRC Annual Day of Justice – For the 2020 Day of Justice (August 16), we reflect on our world and the events of 2020 with text from Habakkuk 1. The impacts of racism, COVID-19, poverty, disease, and natural disasters…seem overwhelming and we, like David in Psalm 13 and Habbakkuk, ask, “How Long?” For resources including a litany, prayer, and reflection, go to crcna.org/dayofjustice.

July 26, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 26, 2020                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. Eternal Father, Strong to Save……. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

The Good Shepherd

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship, Responsive Reading………………………………………….. Psalm 46:1-7, 10-11

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………….. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God……….. Celebration #151:1, 2

*Sing……………………………….. The Battle Belongs to the Lord……….. Celebration #732:1-3

Sing………………………………………. What a Beautiful Name………………………………………………

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

Sing…………………………………………… Be Still and Know………………… Celebration #585:1, 5

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Lisa Vos……………………………………………………………. Ephesians 6:10-13

Pew Bibles – page 1824

Sermon…………………………………….. “Satan’s Schemes”………………………………………………..

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

*Blessing, Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………… With Love Toy Ministry

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist:  Phyllis De Vries
Trumpeters: Robert Rus, Will Vande Voort;  Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSAugust 2:  New Life Prison Ministry; August 9:  Calvinist Cadets National Organization; August 16:  Christian Education Fund; August 23:  Freedom House; August 30:  International Justice Mission

NEW NAME NEXT STEPS: We are excited to adopt Cornerstone Church as our new doing business as name.  The intent is to implement it in a purposeful and meaningful manner.  This will include development of a new logo, website, literature, and more.  In order to coordinate these updates, we are assembling the Name Implementation Task Force.  This group will prepare and help implement the plan to rollout the new name across the church.  If you are interested in the opportunity to be a part of the Name Implementation Task Force, please contact Jason Van Hal (jsnvnhl@gmail.com) by August 8.  This temporary commitment includes participating in meetings and completing outside meeting tasks.  Updates on progress will be communicated periodically to the congregation.  Thank you for your prayers and support for this transition. – Governing Board

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Garrett, son of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born June 16. This table is available through today.

There is also a table in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, born July 4,  and for Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort, born July 7.  This table will be available through August 9. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

COMMUNION DATE UPDATE: Communion was originally scheduled for August 2 but is being moved to another Sunday in August.  The new date will be announced.

OFFERING:   Our offering today will go to the “With Love Toy Ministry”.  Our offering August 2 will go to the “New Life Prison Ministry”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply QR Codewrite “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

SUPPORT PC BY ENJOYING SWEET CORN:  Little Eagle, a financial supporter of Pella Christian Schools, will be selling sweet corn for a free will donation.  Sales are anticipated on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 28 (note change of date), dependent on crop supply and field conditions.  Sweet corn can be picked up at the Pella Christian Grade School Parking Lot on the corner of Hazel and Franklin Street beginning around noon until supply runs out.  No pre-orders are needed for pick-up at PCGS.  Those wanting bulk orders (5 dozen or more) can pre-order and receive delivery by a Pella Christian Football Player within Pella City Limits.  Pre-order your bulk sweet corn at this link:  https://forms.gle/ve62uifapLDcBUcM6

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Peoria Christian School is seeking to fill the following positions for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Part-time Assistant for the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom. This would be three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Part-time Spanish Teacher

If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org).  Please remember these needs in prayer.

Peoria Christian School annual society meeting is Monday, July 27, at Peoria CRC.  Registration will begin in the school at 6:00 p.m. and the society meeting at 7:00 p.m.

FORWARD WITH FAITH will have a BBQ on August 15 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,  serving pulled pork sandwiches and chips curbside from their first home at 812 Lincoln Street in Pella.  Come and support Forward With Faith.

CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER NEEDS OUR HELP!  There are two semi loads of items that need to be taken to Cary to sell in the Treasure Chest thrift store.  We need semi tractors and drivers who would be willing to drive these trailers.  If you or someone you know would be willing to help, please contact Don DeWaard at 780-1426.  The profits from the thrift store are used to support the programs at the Center and provides jobs for people in Mississippi.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT:  A fundraiser dinner and silent auction for the Strand family to help pay medical bills after the loss of their daughter in November 2019 will be held in the backyard of 506 Spruce Drive from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Justice, Lament, and Flourishing – How do we incorporate a sense of longing for justice into our prayer life?  How do we look and work for it in our communities and our world?  Study Luke 18:1-8 and Exodus 20:8-11 with us to discover how we can participate in God’s design for justice and flourishing.  Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Pros and Cons – Liz becomes a slick salesman hyping up a cure-all tonic.  Will the buyer beware?   Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the KC Sketchbook and draw and color your favorite Kids Corner characters (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION:  Mealtime prayers remind us that God provides for us and model for kids how to connect with God regularly and sincerely.  Here’s a table prayer by Maureen Edwards, from Blessed Be Our Table, Wild Goose 2003.  “Loving God, bless our food and drink, our friendship and our laughter, that we may be renewed in body, mind, and spirit to work together for the coming of your kingdom of justice, love, and peace.  Amen.”

July 19, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 19, 2020                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………. Creator Spirit by Whose Aid…………………………………………..

Holy Spirit, Rain Down

Change My Heart, O God

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Song…………………………………………. Sweet, Sweet Spirit………………………….. Men’s Quartet

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………. The River Is Here………………………………………………….

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

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

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

GOD’S WORD

*Sing…………………………………. Greater Is He That Is in Me…………………………………………..

Scripture, read by Bonnie Boot………………………………………………………………….. Acts 1:1-8

Pew Bibles – page 1690

Sermon…………………………………………….. “Power”………………………………………………………..

“The Holy Spirit” Series, Final

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………………. Greater Is He That Is in Me chorus……………………………………..

*Blessing, Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………

Offering, as you leave………………………………………………………………………. Pella Food Shelf

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSJuly 26:  With Love Toy Ministry

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Sylvia Langstraat, Marion and Glenda Klyn, Sid and Mary Klyn and Les and Linda Klyn on the death of their sister-in-law, Valda Klyn on July 12, and to the family of Alberta De Jong, who passed away on July 12.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Garrett, son of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born June 16. This table will be available through July 26.  There is also a table in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, born July 4,  and for Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort.  This table will be available through August 9. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

OFFERING:   Our offering today will go to the “Pella Food Shelf”.  Our offering July 26 will go to the “With Love Toy Ministry”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write QR Code“Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

SUPPORT PC BY ENJOYING SWEET CORN:  Little Eagle, a financial supporter of Pella Christian Schools, will be selling sweet corn for a free will donation.  Sales are anticipated on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 21 to August 6, dependent on crop supply and field conditions.  Sweet corn can be picked up at the Pella Christian Grade School Parking Lot on the corner of Hazel and Franklin Street beginning around noon until supply runs out.  No pre-orders are needed for pick-up at PCGS.  Those wanting bulk orders (5 dozen or more) can pre-order and receive delivery by a Pella Christian Football Player within Pella City Limits.  Pre-order your bulk sweet corn at this link:  https://forms.gle/ve62uifapLDcBUcM6

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 25 (orders due July 20).  The order form is on the table in the narthex, on the camp’s website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or  you can call 641-628-2160.

CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER NEEDS OUR HELP!  There are two semi loads of items that need to be taken to Cary to sell in the Treasure Chest thrift store.  We need semi tractors and drivers who would be willing to drive these trailers.  If you or someone you know would be willing to help, please contact Don DeWaard at 780-1426.  The profits from the thrift store are used to support the programs at the Center and provides jobs for people in Mississippi.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Justice and Righteousness – It seems that on earth, justice cannot keep up with evil and corruption.  Study Micah 6:8 and Romans 3:21-22 with us to see why righteousness is intricately connected to justice in God’s eyes and learn what this means for how we live faithfully as followers of Jesus Christ.  Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Black Cats and Sidewalk Cracks – Liz gets caught up in superstitions.  Can he trust God to take care of him instead?  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the KC Sketchbook and draw and color your favorite Kids Corner characters (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION:  In the book Liturgy of the Ordinary, Tish Warren writes, “As Christians, we wake each morning as those who are baptized.  We are united with Christ and the approval of the Father is spoken over us.  We are marked from our first waking moment by an identity that is given to us by grace: an identity that is deeper and more real than any other identity we will don that day.”  How might you live out that truth this week?

July 12, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 12, 2020                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………. Fairest Lord Jesus with As the Deer…………………………………….

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Sing…………………… Holy Spirit (You Are Welcome Here)…. led by Jon & Lindsay Golliet

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………………… Rescuer……………………….. led by Worship Team

*Sing…………………………………………. Goodness of God…………………………………………………..

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

Sing………………………………………….. O Praise the Name…………………………………………………

*Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 70…………………………………………………………………………………

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Dave & Ruth Stevenson………………….. Jeremiah 31:31-34;  Titus 3:3-7

Pew Bibles – pages 1227 & 1859

Sermon………………………………………… “Purification”…………………………………………………….

“The Holy Spirit” Series, Part 5

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

*Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing……………………………… Love Divine, All Loves Excelling….. Celebration #648:1, 2, 4

*Blessing, Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………………………. Missions Fund

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

Leading in Worship:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSJuly 19:  Pella Food Shelf; July 26:  With Love Toy Ministry

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Elsie Marie, born July 4 to Zach and Stacia Veenstra, and at the birth of a healthy boy, Theo Jay, born July 7 to Will and Taylor Vande Voort.  We thank God for these great gifts!

MONDAY:  On July 13, a congregational meeting is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

VOTING OPTIONS: Three voting options will be available for the July 13 congregational meeting.  These are being offered in recognition of pandemic precautionary measures and to help encourage participation. Please select one of the following three options:

Option A – In-person ballot at the July 13 congregational meeting.

Option B – Paper absentee ballot

  • Paper absentee ballots must be fully completed and placed in a sealed envelope with the signature and printed name of the voter on the outside of the envelope.  One ballot per envelope.
  • To return sealed ballots, please place them in the slot in the deacons’ door at the base of the NW stairs.
  • Ballots must be received by 5:30 PM on July 13.

Option C – Electronic absentee ballots

  • A link to the Breeze ballot was emailed to members on July 6.  The voter’s name and email address are required when completing the Breeze ballot.  One submission per member.
  • Votes must be submitted via Breeze prior to 5:30 PM on July 13.

All absentee ballots are subject to an approved motion to accept them at the congregational meeting.  Thank you in advance for your participation – Pella II Council

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Garrett, son of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born June 16. The table will be available through July 26. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school.  Because of the challenging time for purchasing items this year, we are asking for cash donations.  If you wish to help purchase school supplies for needy children, please place your donation in an envelope marked “School Supplies” and put it in the offering plate, or mail it to church with “Attn: School Supplies” on the envelope. These donations need to be received by today, July 12.

OFFERING:   Our offering today will go to the “Missions Fund”.  Our offering July 19 will go to the “Pella Food Shelf”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If QR Codeyou desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

SUPPORT PC BY ENJOYING SWEET CORN:  Little Eagle, a financial supporter of Pella Christian Schools, will be selling sweet corn for a free will donation.  Sales are anticipated on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 21 to August 6, dependent on crop supply and field conditions.  Sweet corn can be picked up at the Pella Christian Grade School Parking Lot on the corner of Hazel and Franklin Street beginning around noon until supply runs out.  No pre-orders are needed for pick-up at PCGS.  Those wanting bulk orders (5 dozen or more) can pre-order and receive delivery by a Pella Christian Football Player within Pella City Limits.  Pre-order your bulk sweet corn at this link:  https://forms.gle/ve62uifapLDcBUcM6

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 25 (orders due July 20).  The order form is on the table in the narthex, on the camp’s website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or  you can call 641-628-2160.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  God Answers Job – Job gets the opportunity many of us wish for:  God himself enters the conversation and answers him.  The experience is a humbling one for Job.  Join Groundwork as we study Job 38-42 to see how God answers Job then unpack what God’s response teaches us about shy bad things happen to good people. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  A Fair Shake – Liz has questions about the money he earns, while Lucille questions a test score.  It’s not fair!  It’s time for some justice!  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the KC Sketchbook and draw and color your favorite Kids Corner characters (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION:  “Family is about the forming of persons…While in one sense a person is simply what we are as human beings, we are also able to become — to grow in capacities that are only potentially present within us at first.  Family helps form us into persons who have acquired wisdom and courage” — from The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch, Baker Books 2017

SAFE CHURCH MINISTRY:  Webinar: Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Matters – Safe Church Ministry is hosting the next webinar in our 2020 series on Wednesday, July 29th at 12 pm EDT. The topic will be Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Matters: Implications for Serving Those that Have Experienced Trauma and Adversity. This event will be led by Tara Boer, Safe Church Coordinator of Classis Iakota and Classis Heartland. Join the Zoom meeting at https://crcna.zoom.us/j/97045620205?pwd=RHRRSng2K2FTL0tYY2N2WE9wdGtlQT09 * Meeting ID: 970 4562 0205; Password: 541830

July 5, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 5, 2020                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………. God of Our Fathers; My Country ‘Tis of Thee……………………………..

America, the Beautiful; Battle Hymn of the Republic

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Call to Worship – Responsive Reading………………………………………………………………………..

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………….. God of Our Fathers……………….. Celebration #809:1-4

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

Ministry Report – Joel Huyser (Resonate Global)…………………………………………………………

GOD’S WORD

Sing……………………………………………… Speak, O Lord…………………………………………………….

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………. Matthew 9:35-10:16

Pew Bibles – page 1510

Sermon Video……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Response, singing ………………………… Freely, Freely………………………….. Celebration #436

1 – Worship Team; vs. 2 – All

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

*Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………………. Battle Hymn of the Republic……… Celebration #804:1, 3, 5

*Blessing, Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………

Offering, as you leave………………………………………………………………………….. World Renew

*Postlude………………………………….. God Bless America…………………………………………………

Leading in Worship:  Joel Huyser (via video); Liturgist: Elder Calvin Roose
Organist: Gloria De Bruin; Pianist: Phyllis De Vries; Trumpeter: Will Vande Voort
Mission Committee Representative: Jon Van Woerkom; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSJuly 12: Missions Fund; July 19:  Pella Food Shelf; July 26:  With Love Toy Ministry

TODAY:  Joel Huyser was planning to visit Pella II in August; however, Resonate Mission has determined that he cannot travel due to the pandemic.  Instead of traveling, Joel is providing recorded sermons to the churches he was going to visit.  Since Pastor Paul is gone today we will show the video sermon he has prepared for us. He and Jeannie are supported by our church and helped found the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua.  They now live in Texas, and coach and equip Christian leaders in five different continents.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Sid Klyn is doing much better and was scheduled to return to his home this past Friday.  We thank God for healing mercies.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Leona Nunnikhoven on the death of her sister, Cynthia Langstraat, on June 30.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thank you to all who expressed sympathy by word and by sending cards after the death of our brother-in-law.” – Shirley Van Hal and Ruth Van Hal

VOTING OPTIONS: Three voting options will be available for the July 13 congregational meeting.  These are being offered in recognition of pandemic precautionary measures and to help encourage participation. Please select one of the following three options:

Option A – In-person ballot at the July 13 congregational meeting.

Option B – Paper absentee ballot

  • Ballots are planned to be distributed via email to members on July 6, which may be printed.  The email will be sent to the same distribution list as the weekly bulletin.  For members without internet, ballots have been mailed.
  • Paper absentee ballots must be fully completed and placed in a sealed envelope with the signature and printed name of the voter on the outside of the envelope.  One ballot per envelope.
  • To return sealed ballots, please either mail to the church or place in the slot in the deacons’ door at the base of the NW stairs.  If mailing, please indicate “ballot” on the outer envelope.
  • Ballots must be received by 5:30 PM on July 13.  It is recommended to mail ballots no later than July 9.

Option C – Electronic absentee ballots

  • An electronic absentee ballot will be made available through Pella II Breeze.  A link to the Breeze ballot is planned to be emailed to members on July 6.  The email will be sent to the same distribution list as the weekly bulletin.
  • The voter’s name and email address are required when completing the Breeze ballot.  One submission per member.
  • Votes must be submitted via Breeze prior to 5:30 PM on July 13.

All absentee ballots are subject to an approved motion to accept them at the congregational meeting.  Thank you in advance for your participation – Pella II Council

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Mason Garrett, son of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born June 16. The table will be available through July 26. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school.  Because of the challenging time for purchasing items this year, we are asking for cash donations.  If you wish to help purchase school supplies for needy children, please place your donation in an envelope marked “School Supplies” and put it in the offering plate, or mail it to church with “Attn: School Supplies” on the envelope. This needs to be received by July 12.

OFFERING:   Our offering today will go to “World Renew”.  Our offering July 12 will go to the “Missions Fund”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you QR Codedesire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

LETTER CAMPAIGN:  The annual Pella Christian High Spring Gala was canceled due to COVID-19 this year.  This is a large fundraiser for our school with $55,000 in receipts budgeted for the event.  These dollars are traditionally used for a variety of needs at our school and also assist in keeping the cost of education affordable.  You are invited to prayerfully consider making a contribution to this year’s gala fund and help us meet our goal. Checks made payable to PCHS with “Gala” in the memo can be mailed or dropped off at 300 Eagle Lane in Pella.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Pella Christian High School is taking applications for an evening custodial position from 2:00-10:30 p.m. each day.  The position begins on August 1.  Please contact our Head of Facilities, Doug Van Wyk, at 641-780-5440 (vanwykd@pceagles.org) for more information.  You may also email our Principal, Greg Wojczynski at wojczynskig@pceagles.org.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 11 (orders due July 6), and Saturday, July 25 (orders due July 20).  The order form is on the table in the narthex, on the camp’s website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or  you can call 641-628-2160.

GROUNDWORK: Choosing Hope in Suffering – When we have every right to lament and despair, what is the source for our continued hope?  Join Groundwork as we listen to Job’s laments in chapters 13-21 and find out what he declares is the source of his continued hope at a time when it seems all hope is lost. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com

June 28, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 28, 2020                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………. O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath….. Joyce Boender, Organist

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

Spirit of God, Dwell Thou Within My Heart

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Announcements……………………………………………………. Pastor Paul Bradford

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………… Leaning on the Everlasting Arms……… Celebration #575:1, 3

*Sing…………………………………………. The River Is Here……………….. Led by Worship Team

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

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

Sing………………………………. Holy Spirit (Living Breath of God)…… Sarah Van Zee, soloist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture reading…………………………………………………………………………… Jeremiah 31:31-34

Pew Bibles – page 1227

Sermon…………………………………………… “Presence”………………………………………………………

“The Holy Spirit” Series, Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………….. Holy Spirit (Living Breath of God)……………………………… vs. 1

*Blessing, Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………

Postlude…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Council Chat………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Offering, as you leave………………………………………………………………… Crossroads of Pella

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGS:  July 5: World Renew

NEXT SUNDAY:  Pastor Paul and Tammy will be on vacation this coming week visiting family in Michigan.  They will return to Pella on Tuesday, July 7, and Pastor Paul will be back in the pulpit on Sunday, July 12.

Joel Huyser was planning to visit Pella II in August; however, Resonate Mission has determined that he cannot travel due to the pandemic.  Instead of traveling, Joel is providing recorded sermons to the churches he was going to visit.  Since Pastor Paul is gone on July 5 we will show the video sermon he has prepared for us on that date. He and Jeannie are supported by our church and helped found the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua.  They now live in Texas, and coach and equip Christian leaders in five different continents.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thanks to my church family for the many ways you helped me celebrate my recent 90th birthday.  It was a great day and you helped make it that way.  God is faithful and I am thankful for His many blessings.  May He be Praised!” – Dena Bokhoven

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school.  Because of the challenging time for purchasing items this year, we are asking for cash donations.  If you wish to help purchase school supplies for needy children, please place your donation in an envelope marked “School Supplies” and put it in the offering plate, or mail it to church with “Attn: School Supplies” on the envelope. This needs to be received by July 12.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Crossroads of Pella”.  Our offering July 5 will go to “World Renew”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

LETTER CAMPAIGN:  The annual Pella Christian High Spring Gala was canceled due to COVID-19 this year.  This is a large fundraiser for our school with $55,000 in receipts budgeted for the event.  These dollars are traditionally used for a variety of needs at our school and also assist in keeping the cost of education affordable.  You are invited to prayerfully consider making a contribution to this year’s gala fund and help us meet our goal. Checks made payable to PCHS with “Gala” in the memo can be mailed or dropped off at 300 Eagle Lane in Pella.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Pella Christian High School is taking applications for an evening custodial position from 2:00-10:30 p.m. each day.  The position begins on August 1.  Please contact our Head of Facilities, Doug Van Wyk, at 641-780-5440 (vanwykd@pceagles.org) for more information.  You may also email our Principal, Greg Wojczynski at wojczynskig@pceagles.org.

TODAY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE:  The July/August Today Devotionals are available in the narthex and also in the enclosure of the elevator entrance.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 11 (orders due July 6), and Saturday, July 25 (orders due July 20).  The order form can be found on the table in the narthex, downloaded from the camp’s website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or call the camp office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Consoling the Suffering – Sometimes our attempts to console suffering friends and loved ones with biblical truths do more harm than good.  Join Groundwork in studying Job 32-34 to discover where we might run into trouble, how we can more faithfully represent God, and more lovingly comfort the suffering.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Prayer and Action – Grandpa wants the church school class to learn the connection between prayer and action, so he challenges them to go out and find prayer stories!   Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway Summer Fun Bible Activity Book (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – The Examen is a helpful daily prayer tool that Christians have used for hundreds of years to review their day in a godly way.  This is a great bedtime practice for people of all ages.  A simplified Examen looks like this:  First, pray that God will give you insight.  Then ask yourself two questions:  “What was I most grateful for today?” and “What was I least grateful for today?”  Close in prayer thanking God for the blessings of the day and asking God’s help with your shortcomings.

June 21, 2020

June 21, 2020         MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT           9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………………………………………………… Randy De Vries Family

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Announcements……………………………………………………….. Pastor Paul Bradford

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………. Build Your Kingdom Here…….. Led by Will Van Wyngarden Family

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

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

*Sing………………………………………….. Behold Our God……………………………………………………….

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Vocal Duet…………………………………… Forever Reign………………………….. Jon & Noah Golliet

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Golliet…………………….. Acts 2:1-8a, 11b-21;  Pew Bibles – page 1692

Sermon…………………………………………. “Revelation”…………………………………………………………

Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Sing……………………………………….. He Will Hold Me Fast……………………………………….. vs. 1, 2

Communion……………………………………………………………………. Barbara Boertje DeVries, Harp

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive the Bread and Cup   – (From Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 75, 80)

Pastor: Christ has commanded all believers to eat this broken bread and to drink this cup. These are signs that his body was offered and broken for us and his blood poured out for us on the cross, and that he nourishes and refreshes our souls for eternal life.

All: The Lord’s Supper declares to us that our sins have been completely forgiven through the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ which he himself finished on the cross once for all.

Pastor: The Lord’s Supper also declares to us that the Holy Spirit grafts us into Christ, who with his very body is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father where he wants us to worship him.

All: In thanks for Christ’s sacrifice, in the joy of his resurrection, in the hope of his coming again, we come to the table of our Lord.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanks

*Sing……………………………………… He Will Hold Me Fast…………………………………………… vs. 3

Exit Instructions, Blessing………………………………………………………………………………………………

Postlude…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Council Chat………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Offering, as you leave………………………………………………………………… Cary Christian Center

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

OFFERINGSJune 28:  Crossroads of Pella;  July 5: World Renew

TODAY:  This morning we look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper.  We joyfully anticipate receiving the benefits of Christ’s salvation as we receive the bread and cup in faith.  If you have put your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and are seeking to faithfully follow him, you are welcome to join us at the table.  For those not attending today’s in-person service, you may partake using your own juice and bread while participating in the Communion service via live stream.

This morning, on Father’s Day, we welcome the following fathers and their families assisting in worship:  Dennis De Vries and his son Randy, daughter-in-law Jodi, and grandson Colby; Will Van Wyngarden and children Kaden, Kirby, Kynlee and Kaiya; and Jon Golliet and his son Noah.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy boy, Mason Garrett, on June 16 to Jacob and Regina Vaverka.  We thank God for this great gift!

We extend our Christian sympathy to Shirley Van Hal and Ruth Van Hal on the death of their brother-in-law, Glenn Summers on June 12.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thanks to the congregation for the cards and prayers during my time of recovery from hip surgery.  Praise be to God for the healing that He has given!” – Ray Veenstra

MONDAY:   Council will meet on June 22.

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Cary Christian Center” in Cary, Mississippi.  Our offering June 28 will go to “Crossroads of Pella”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its QR Codeministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school.  Because of the challenging time for purchasing items this year, they suggest a cash donation.  If you wish to help purchase school supplies for needy children, please place your donation in an envelope marked “School Supplies” and put it in the offering plate, or mail it to church with “Attn: School Supplies” on the envelope. This needs to be received by July 12.

TODAY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE:  The July/August Today Devotionals are available in the narthex and also in the enclosure of the elevator entrance.

HOPE UNITED FUNDGiving Financial Hope to Families of South Central Iowa Christian Schools:  As a united group of Christian Schools, we rejoice in the hope we have in Christ to see us through this pandemic, but also recognize the financial strain many of our families may be enduring.  For this reason we are uniting together to raise funds for additional tuition assistance during this uncertain time.  Visit https://tinyurl.com/HopeUnitedFund to support Christian School families in South Central Iowa.  You can select a specific school or give a gift to be divided among all participating schools. Options are available to donate by check, credit card or bank account. Please consider supporting the Hope United Fund financially. We appreciate your prayers for our schools and the students and families who have invested in a Christ-centered education.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER:  Pella Christian High School is in need of a part-time Special Education Instructor.  This position is responsible for providing instruction to students in specially designed instruction based on individual IEP goals.  This applicant should be someone who is organized, resourceful, caring, and  most importantly, a mission appropriate teacher.  If you have any questions, please contact HS Vice Principal, Greg Wojczynski at wojczynskig@eagles.org.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Is God Punishing Me? – During times of suffering we long to know why and seek biblical explanations for our experiences.  Join Groundwork in studying Job 4-8 to examine and test against scripture our most common questions as we try to explain and understand experiences of suffering. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Hollywood – At the school play auditions, Liz acts like he’s the star of the show?  Will Hollywood Liz have everyone standing in applause or will he bring down the house?  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download the Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway Summer Fun Bible Activity Book (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

June 14, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 14, 2020                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………….. Come, Thou Almighty King…….. Phyllis De Vries, Organist

Rejoice, the Lord Is King; Adoration Medley

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome and Announcements…………………………………………………….. Calvin Roose, Elder

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

Men’s Quartet……………………… Wonderful Grace of Jesus… Jon Golliet, Levi Nieuwsma, Joe Van Haaften, Will Van Wyngarden

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………… My Lighthouse………………….. led by Worship Team

Sing…………………………………………… Goodness of God…………………………………………………..

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

Sing…………………………………………….. Amazing Grace…………………………. Celebration #343

1 – Solo; vs. 2-*5 – All

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reference………………………………………………………………………. Revelation 12:11a

Pew Bibles – page 1877

Sermon………………………………. “The Power of Your Story”…………… Rev. Dustin DeBoef

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

Exit Instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Blessing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Postlude…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Offering, as you leave……………………………………………………….. PCGS Tuition Assistance

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSJune 21: Cary Christian Center;  June 28:  Crossroads of Pella;  July 5: World Renew

TODAY:  We welcome Rev. Dustin DeBoef who will be preaching this morning.  Dusty and his wife, Dawn, are the founders of Calvary’s Legacy Children’s Home in Legaspi City, Philippines (see the-legacy-home.org).

COMMUNION:  Communion is scheduled for the June 21 service.  Individual pre-filled and pre-sealed juice and wafer containers will be used, instead of the traditional passing of the elements, for health safety reasons.  For those not attending the June 21 in-person service, you may partake using your own juice and bread while participating in the Communion service via live stream.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Ed Uitermarkt on the death of his sister-in-law, Delores Spoelstra, on June 5.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

We wish a happy birthday to Dena Bokhoven who will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 15 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

SUMMER MUSIC MINISTRY:  Even in the absence of Choir, anyone comfortable singing or playing a solo and/or in a small (“socially distanced”) group is encouraged to let Barbara Boertje DeVries know.  We are a “Psalm 150 People”, a congregation to whom God has generously given many musical talents, so let’s continue the theme: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Praise the Lord!

COUNCIL will meet on Monday, June 22.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance (TAP Fund)”.  Our offering June 21 will go to “Cary Christian Center”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school.  Because of the challenging time for purchasing items this year, they suggest a cash donation.  If you wish to help purchase school supplies for needy children, please place your donation in an envelope marked “School Supplies” and put it in the offering plate, or mail it to church with “Attn: School Supplies” on the envelope. This needs to be received by July 12.

PCHS SOCIETY MEETING:  Please join us for the annual PCHS Society Meeting on Monday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held virtually at this Zoom link:   https://dordt.zoom.us/j/99195938734.  Note that voting will be done per device so each Society member will need their own device in order to cast a vote.  The 2020-21 PCHS Budget will be presented, a report from Principal Dan Van Kooten will be shared, and voting for board nominees will take place.  2020-21 Board nominees are:

District I (Calvary, Connect, Covenant, Faith, Pella II):  Wes Van Maanen, Duane Vos
District III (Newton, Prairie City, Sully): Rick Fopma, Julie Van Wyk
District IV (Cedar, Oskaloosa Bethel, Oskaloosa I): Lisa De Bruin, Irv De Bruin (2nd term)
District At-large:  Mike Vermeer (no second candidate could be found)

OPEN HOUSE:  Pella Christian High School will be recognizing Larry Hessing and Dan Van Kooten at an Open House Saturday, June 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the school commons.  The public is invited to attend as we safely celebrate Larry’s retirement and say farewell to Dan following his 23 years of dedicated service to PCHS.

HOPE UNITED FUNDGiving Financial Hope to Families of South Central Iowa Christian Schools:  As a united group of Christian Schools, we rejoice in the hope we have in Christ to see us through this pandemic, but also recognize the financial strain many of our families may be enduring.  For this reason we are uniting together to raise funds for additional tuition assistance during this uncertain time.  Visit https://tinyurl.com/HopeUnitedFund to support Christian School families in South Central Iowa.  You can select a specific school or give a gift to be divided among all participating schools. Options are available to donate by check, credit card or bank account. Please consider supporting the Hope United Fund financially. We appreciate your prayers for our schools and the students and families who have invested in a Christ-centered education.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER:  Pella Christian High School is in need of a part-time Special Education Instructor.  This position is responsible for providing instruction to students in specially designed instruction based on individual IEP goals.  This applicant should be someone who is organized, resourceful, caring, and  most importantly, a mission appropriate teacher.  If you have any questions, please contact HS Vice Principal, Greg Wojczynski at wojczynskig@eagles.org.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a part-time assistant to help in the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom for the 2020-21 school year for three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org)

UPDATE FROM JOEL HUYSER:  We asked you to pray for Hultner Estrade, the director of the Nehemiah Center, who was very ill with COVID. He is well on his way to recovery.  The family of Rev. Freddy Ordonez, who died of COVID, is also recovering. They express their gratefulness for your prayers.  Please continue to pray for the people in Nicaragua.  Many pastors and leaders in the Nehemiah Center network have died.

 

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 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. GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Debt Valley – To make big cash, Liz wants to borrow money.  Is this scheme guaranteed to work? Listen at kidscorner.net.

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – This summer watch for how God is revealed in creation.  Read Psalm 148 for inspiration, then use your five senses when you explore parks, forests and beaches.  Admire the symmetry of a flower, strength of a tree or pattern of a shell.  Let the kids in your life teach you about childlike wonder!