March 17, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 17, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Calvary’s Love……………………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………. My Savior’s Love……………………….. Celebration #348

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

*Sing………………………………… O How He Loves You and Me………… Celebration #349:1-2

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………. Calvin Theological Seminary

Offertory Anthem:  When God’s People Pray

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Corey Magnussen………………………………………………….. Matthew 6:9-15

Pew Bibles – page 1504

Sermon….. “The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Provision and Pardon”………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………….. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Beginning to End)……………………………..

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

*Sing……………………………. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Chorus)……………………………………..

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Guitarist: Jon Golliet;
Women’s Ensemble: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for March 17, 2019

OFFERINGS:  March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Katie Magnussen, Sarah Christensen, Carson Tukker; March 24: (A.M.) Emily Boender, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North and South Doors:  Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; March 24:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors: Debra Klyn; South Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn

C4C LEADERMarch 24:  Glenda Van Woerkom

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

Today:  Lois Slings – C,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C; March 24:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Sherwin Klyn; March 24:  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.

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

Goodfellas – Please meet after church this morning in the basement.  We are going to start up a Bible Study-Social night.  We would like to know how many are interested.  Or contact Jon Van Woerkom.

Church School classes will not meet today.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 3:8-17, “Following Jesus in Times of Suffering”.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Logan Luke Nieuwsma, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC, Faith CRC and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for a worship service led by Rehoboth Christian School Band under the direction of Pella native, Kevin Zwiers.  The band will perform a program called “Come to the Water”.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Billie and Doyle Vande Lune on the death of Billie’s sister, Kee Buitenwerf, on March 13. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Joann Verhey on the death of her brother, Dave Van Rees, on March 10.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Mary Ann and Lawrence Vander Molen on the death of their sister-in-law, Dora Bruxvoort, on March 10.  We thank God that we may entrust all of our loved ones to His eternal care.

We wish a happy birthday to Lester Van Zee who will celebrate his 94th birthday on March 20, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

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

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

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

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

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Pella II for our end-of-the-year GEMS Tea.  Prayer Partners, please RSVP to Katie Magnussen at kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com if you have not done so already.

Steven Talsma will give the Deacon 101 Presentation and Building Update, which he presented at the last Council Chat, at the Pella Manor Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on March 20.  Anyone is welcome to join if they would like to hear it again or if they have questions since the Council Chat, or if you missed the Council Chat and would like to hear what was presented.

Dad’s Belgium Waffles is coming back to Faith CRC on March 20, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go towards GEMS camp.

PRAYER MEETINGS:  We are again beginning a prayer meeting for the congregation of Pella II.  Our first meeting will be Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  Beginning in April we’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  We understand that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

COOKIES NEEDED:  Please sign up in the basement if you are willing to donate cookies for this year’s De Kinderen Kloset sale!  Cookies need to be in the church kitchen by Friday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m.  Please avoid using peanut butter or nuts of any kind.  Thank you in advance!

DE KINDEREN KLOSET: You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on March 29 & 30!  De Kinderen Kloset is a ministry of Pella II CRC where our goal is to exchange high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries. Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Freedom House Ministries.  Come shop on Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. – noon (with some ½ price items) in our church basement.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

NEW — VOLUNTEER REMINDERS:  Starting last week, email reminders for Sunday greeter, nursery, usher and coffeetime volunteers were sent to members scheduled in these roles.  This is part of the Breeze rollout (referenced in Council reports).  Reminders will be sent on Thursdays for those scheduled on the upcoming Sunday.  The subject line will be “Reminder (Pella Second Christian Reformed Church)”.  The email text will indicate your role for that Sunday.  Note that schedules will continue to be published in the bulletin and newsletter.  The intent of these reminders is to be an added convenience.  More about Breeze to come!

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 2-4). The parking spots are $45 each for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase. There is a sign-up sheet in the basement. Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds this year will be used for future Serve Projects and Pella II GEMS Club.

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time.  Sign-up sheets are downstairs. Three shift options on Thursday, Friday and Saturday include 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your assistance!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Pella Christian High Chamber Choir will begin their spring choir performances Sunday, March 24, at the Second Reformed Church in Pella at the morning worship service.  They will continue at the following churches for evening services:  March 31 – Sully CRC, April 14 – Covenant Reformed, April 28 – Second CRC, and finish at the May 5 Tulip Time Worship service.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium Monday, March 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 dismissal).  There WILL be classes Friday, March 29, for a snow make-up day.

Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run/Walk:  Join the fun and be part of the 12th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run on April 20.  All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School.  Registration costs are $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $70 for family if you register by April 8.  Fees increase by $5 per event after that date. Register on-line at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

WELDERS NEEDED:  Mobility Worldwide-Leighton is in need of welders.  We would appreciate competent welders willing to use their own shop and equipment to weld various parts for our PET carts.  These carts are sent worldwide to give the disabled the gift of mobility.  Please contact Pete Verhey at (641) 204-1972 with questions or amount of time you could donate to this project.  Thank you!

TRANSFORM 2019:  The Well is excited to hold the second annual Transform event on May 6-11, 2019.  Last year 25 projects were finished in Marion County by 250 volunteers!  How neat it was to see relationships built, homes restored, parks cleaned, trees planted and our communities connected through service.  We truly believe lives are transformed when we put our faith into action and serve.  We hope to accomplish even more this year with an emphasis on the Pella and Knoxville areas.  We are looking for project leaders, projects to complete, and volunteers!  If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the transformation for one day, a morning, the entire week, alone, or as a team, fill out a volunteer profile for Transform at thewelliowa.org/acts/transform.  See bulletin board for more information.

7TH/8TH GRADE TEACHER:  Peoria Christian School is looking for a part-time teacher for the 7th/8th grade class for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you are interested in the position, please call or email Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org) for more details.  Please be in prayer as we look for a teacher for next year.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Deborah and God’s Unlikely Heroes – Women did not commonly hold leadership positions in the Old Testament, yet here in Judges, we find Deborah.  Explore Judges 4-5 with Groundwork to discover why her leadership was God’s answer to Israel’s cry for help and see how God continually makes heroes out of unlikely people.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Just Teasing – Is teasing harmless?  Things go from bad to worse as Liz, Spike, Morrie, and Scooter all start teasing everyone and end up needing medical attention!  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Lent is a time of self-examination.  In your family time, ask some of these questions:  Did I love people today like Jesus would love them?  Did I do things I wish I hadn’t done, or were there things I should have done that I didn’t?  Pray together about those things.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

March 10, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 10, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………. Take Time to Be Holy……………………………………………….

Change My Heart, O God / Be Thou My Vision

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………….. Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above.. Celebration #97:1, 2, 4

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

*Sing……………………………………….. More Than Amazing………………………………………………..

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

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

Offertory:  The Lord’s Prayer – Vocal Solo by Will Van Wyngarden

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften……………………………………………………. Matthew 6:5-13

Pew Bibles – page 1504

Sermon……………. “The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Kingdom”………………………..

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 10, 2019         Combined First CRC, Faith CRC and Second CRC                  6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Great Is the Lord……………………… Piano/Organ Duet

How Majestic Is Your Name

Proclaim the Glory of the Lord

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing – More of Your Favorite Hymns………………………………………………………………………….

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus………………………………………….. Celebration #581:1, 2, 4

The Old Rugged Cross……………………………………………………………….. Celebration #327
1 – All; vs. 2 – Women; vs. 3 – Men; vs. 4 – All

*He Lives……………………………………………………………………………. Celebration #368:1-3

*What a Day That Will Be……………………………………………………. Celebration #762:1-2

*Statement of Our Faith – The Apostles’ Creed……………………… page 3 in back of Psalter

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

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

Offertory: Grace Greater than Our Sin

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Peter 3:7

Pew Bibles – page 1889

Sermon…………………… “A New Way for Men to do Married Life”……………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………….. The Love of God…………………. Celebration #157:1, 3

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

*Sing…………………………………… The Love of God – Chorus…………………………………………….

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

Preacher:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders

Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Gloria De Bruin

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Vicky Slings, Martha Uitermarkt, Nathaniel Veenstra; March 17:  (A.M.) Katie Magnussen, Sarah Christensen, Carson Tukker

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; March 17:  East Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North and South Doors:  Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk

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

Today:  Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 17:  Lois Slings – C,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Jeff Van Kooten; March 17:  Sherwin Klyn

MARCH MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Marion Klyn, Leona Nunnikhoven
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Jim Gosselink, Thressa Nieuwsma
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Sherwin Klyn, Sylvia Langstraat
Justin Van Zee          –           Debra Klyn, Gary Kuiper

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

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

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

10:45-11:15 a.m. – Women’s Ensemble rehearsal for March 17.

Church School classes will not meet today.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship. Welcome!

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 1 Peter 3:8-17.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Mildred Van Maanen on the death of her brother-in-law, Bill Van Maanen, on March 7.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thanks to all for the prayers, cards and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our father, grandfather, and brother-in-law.  A special thank you to Pastor Paul, Barbara, Brent and Susan for your visits!  ‘We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure.’ – Hebrews 6:19” – Les and Carla Nieuwsma & families and Thressa Nieuwsma

“Sylvia Langstraat, Ray & Lois Klyn, Marion & Glenda Klyn, Sid & Mary Klyn and Lester & Linda Klyn all want to thank the congregation for the many personal expressions of sympathy as well as phone calls and cards at the recent passing of their dear brother, Lawrence Klyn. ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.’ Psalm 116:15”

“Thank you for the expressions of happiness I received on my 86th birthday.  God is good, all the time.” – Lawrence Vander Molen

“Thank you to our church family for the many cards, meals, gifts and visits to help us celebrate Logan’s birth!” – Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma

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

WEDNESDAY:  Women’s Ensemble rehearsal, 7:00-7:30 p.m., for March 17; Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30-8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY:  The King’s Choraliers male chorus from Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be at Sully Christian Reformed Church at 7:00 p.m. as part of their 5-day Spring Tour with stops in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  They will be joined by The Gospel Singers. Don’t miss a wonderful evening of music and praise to God! No tickets, no admission.  Free will offering.

SATURDAY:  Cadet-O-Rama will be on March 16, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pella High School.  See the bulletin board downstairs for all the activities taking place.  Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council by attending.

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

NEW — VOLUNTEER REMINDERS:  Starting this week, email reminders for Sunday greeter, nursery, usher and coffeetime volunteers will be sent to members scheduled in these roles.  This is part of the Breeze rollout (referenced in Council reports).  Reminders will be sent on Thursdays for those scheduled on the upcoming Sunday.  The subject line will be “Reminder (Pella Second Christian Reformed Church)”.  The email text will indicate your role for that Sunday.  Note that schedules will continue to be published in the bulletin and newsletter.  The intent of these reminders is to be an added convenience.  More about Breeze to come!

PRAYER MEETINGS:  We are again beginning a prayer meeting for the congregation of Pella II.  Our first meeting will be Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  Beginning in April we’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  We understand that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

WELDERS NEEDED:  Mobility Worldwide-Leighton is in need of welders.  We would appreciate competent welders willing to use their own shop and equipment to weld various parts for our PET carts.  These carts are sent worldwide to give the disabled the gift of mobility.  Please contact Pete Verhey at (641) 204-1972 with questions or amount of time you could donate to this project.  Thank you!

THANK YOU:  Freedom House sends thanks for the offering of $3,471.00 received at the Christmas Musical on December 1 and 2.  It is much appreciated!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Dad’s Belgium Waffles is coming back to Faith CRC on March 20, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go towards GEMS camp.

Pella Christian High Spring Play Ticket Sales Update:  We have gone online!  Tickets for “Murder’s in the Heir” performances held March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be avail-able on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ and no longer available in the school office.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

TRANSFORM 2019:  The Well is excited to hold the second annual Transform event on May 6-11, 2019.  Last year 25 projects were finished in Marion County by 250 volunteers!  How neat it was to see relationships built, homes restored, parks cleaned, trees planted and our communities connected through service.  We truly believe lives are transformed when we put our faith into action and serve.  We hope to accomplish even more this year with an emphasis on the Pella and Knoxville areas.  We are looking for project leaders, projects to complete, and volunteers!  If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the transformation for one day, a morning, the entire week, alone, or as a team, fill out a volunteer profile for Transform at thewelliowa.org/acts/transform.  See bulletin board for more information.

MAKING SUMMER PLANS?  Don’t forget about summer camp!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight camps, service opportunities and grandparent/grandchild camps. More information and registration are available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

7TH/8TH GRADE TEACHER:  Peoria Christian School is looking for a part-time teacher for the 7th/8th grade class for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you are interested in the position, please call or email Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org) for more details.  Please be in prayer as we look for a teacher for next year.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • February Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Our Failures and God’s Rescue – Do you ever feel like you continually struggle with the same sins? Join Groundwork as we examine Judges 2:6-9 to study the pattern of Judges and from it draw encouragement for our faith and confidence God will rescue us if we cry out to Him.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Yeah, Whatever – Liz decides to adopt an “I don’t Care” attitude when he gets a bad grade.  What can Grandpa do to help him change his attitude?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

March 3, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 3, 2019                       Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………… Peace, the Gift of God’s Love…………………………………………

It is Well with My Soul

OPENING AND GREETING

Ribbon Creative Movement…………. “Beautiful Day”……………………………………………………

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………… The Name of the Lord……………………………………………….

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

GEMS Litany……………………………… “Be a Blessing”…………….. Led by Katie Magnussen

Sing…………………………………………………. Changed…………………………………………………………

Summary of GEMS Year of Activities………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II GEMS

Offertory:  GEMS Activities Slideshow

Clarinet Solo – Cantilina – Alexis Vos

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. Mark 10:46-52

Pew Bibles – page 1572

Sermon…………………………………….. “Practical Prayer”…………………………………………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series – Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

*Sing…………………………………… We Receive Your Blessing……….. GEMS & Congregation

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team; Scripture Readers: Alexis Vos, Dave Stevenson, Jason Van Arendonk

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 3, 2019                    Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………….. O Worship the King…………………………………………………

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing – Hymn Request Time – Please state “blue” or “red” hymnal and page number………

*Statement of Our Faith – Nicene Creed………………………………… page 4 in back of Psalter

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II GEMS

Offertory: The Good Shepherd – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 Peter 3:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1889

Sermon…………………. “The Submissive Wife is the Beautiful Wife”……………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

*Sing…………………………………………… The Solid Rock………………………. Celebration #526:4

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  March 10:  World Renew – Disaster Response; March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Emily Boender, Melissa Tukker, Carter Vos; March 10: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Mary Van Haaften, Nathaniel Veenstra

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Al and Joyce Boender; North Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; March 10:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; March 10:  Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Gary Vander Molen;  March 10: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Welcome!

NEXT SUNDAY:  Church School classes will not meet due to spring break.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 3:7.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Carol Ver Woert on the death of her brother-in-law, Bob Ver Woert, on February 19 and her mother-in-law, Ruth Ver Woert, on February 25.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Martha Slings who will celebrate her 101st birthday on March 7 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the prayers and cards I received during and following my recent hospitalization.  A special thank you to Steve Roose for his many visits and support.  Thanks as well to Pastor Bradford for his visits and calls.  Belonging to a great church family is such a blessing!”  Carl Van Houweling

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

TUESDAY:  Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night on March 5 at 7:00 pm. in the high school auditorium.  Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting.  Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

Come join the Cadets and GEMS on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the PCGS Legacy gym for our annual Pinewood Derby races.  Everyone is welcome to race in our open class; even with an old car.  The only requirement is that the car weighs less than 5 ounces.  Even if you don’t want to race, come join us for ice cream after the races!

THURSDAY:  The Let’s Remember scrapbooking small group will meet in the church basement, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

FRIDAY:  Davis Folkerts’ organ concert that was planned to be in our church has been moved back to the Second Reformed Church at 12:05 since their organ overhaul has been completed.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The King’s Choraliers, a 35-voice sacred male chorus from Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be presenting a concert of praise on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Sully Christian Reformed Church.  The King’s Choraliers have been bringing the Good News in song for nearly 70 years.  They will be joined that evening by The Gospel Singers.  Free will offering.

Cadet-O-Rama will be on March 16, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pella High School.  See the bulletin board downstairs for all the activities taking place.  Come and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council

Pella Christian High Spring Play Ticket Sales Update:  We have gone online!  Tickets for “Murder’s in the Heir” performances held March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be available on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ starting Monday, March 4, and no longer available in the school office.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

Freedom House Update:  March 28, 8:30-4:00 at Trinity Reformed Church is our next volunteer training.  The class is called: Mental Health First Aid for Youth!  Please RSVP to freedomhouse17@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.  Limit of 30 people.

FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:

Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

Peoria Christian School is again making Dutch Letters.  Orders are accepted through March 8 and can be placed by contacting any school family or by calling Michelle De Haan at 641-660-7373.  Each letter is $4.25 or six for $25 or 12 for $48.  Letters will be made on Saturday, March 23, and need to be picked up that day at the school or at Chris and Lisa Ver Meer’s in Pella.  Questions – call Michelle De Haan.

MAKING SUMMER PLANS?  Don’t forget about summer camp!  Registration is open for Be Bold 2019!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight camps, service opportunities and grandparent/grandchild camps. More information and registration are available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • 2019 Church Directory

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Gift of Generosity – Our mailboxes and inboxes are often full of requests for donations and support.  Join Groundwork as we study Romans 12:6-13 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 to learn why believers should be thankful for the opportunities to give, how to be responsible givers, and how to recognize generosity as a spiritual gift.

KIDS CORNER: I Quit! – Liz finally makes the football team, but that is just the start of his problems.  Will he be able to stick with it or is he going to have to quit the team?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

ASH WEDNESDAY FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Wearing ashes on one’s forehead on Ash Wednesday is a symbol of repentance.  Talk with your kids about the fact that repentance is more than saying “I’m sorry” – it means asking God to change our heart and mind.  See tinyurl.com/LentQuestions and tinyurl.com/LentKids for help explaining what Lent means.

February 24, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 24, 2019                 Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say…………………………………………

What a Mighty God / He is Lord

Marigold – Trombone Solo by Carson Tukker; Susan Pierson, Pianist

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………………. Days of Elijah…………. led by Cadet Worship Team

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

Cadet Landmarks…………………………………………………………………………………. Shane Tukker

Cadet Litany……………………………….. “Be a Blessing”…….. Led by Cadets and Counselors

*Sing………………………………………….. Living for Jesus………………………… Celebration #605

1 – Cadets; vs. 4 – All

Cadet Update……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II Cadets

Offertory:  Cadet Activities Slideshow

            Let All Things Now Living….. Liam Nieuwsma, Piano

Holy Spirit, Hear Us ………….. Declan Tukker, Piano

Ode to Joy…………………………. Ethan Tukker, Piano

Gavotte……………………………… Ryley Hoekstra, Tuba; Phyllis De Vries, Piano

Children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ) following Gavotte.

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Wes Veenstra………………………… 2 Corinthians 9:6-12;  Genesis 12:2-3

Pew Bibles – pages 1803, 17

Sermon……………………………………….. “Be a Blessing”…………………………………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………………………………. Days of Elijah………………………………… vs. 2, chorus

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

*Sing……………………………………………. Days of Elijah………………………………………… Chorus

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 24, 2019              Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………………………….. Trust……………………………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………….. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name….. Celebration #16:1, 3, 4

*Sing…………………………….. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.. Celebration #21:1, 2, 3, 5

*Sing………………………………………….. Our God Reigns………………….. Celebration #372:1-3

A Confession of Sins (based on Psalm 51), responsively………………………………………………

Anthem………………………… Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God…………………………… Choir

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II Cadets

Offertory:  Reflections in the Rain – Nia Hoekstra, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Peter 2:18-25

Pew Bibles – page

Sermon………………………….. “Working with Difficult People”………………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………… I Surrender All…………………… Celebration #596:1-3

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

*Sing…………………………………………… I Surrender All………………………. Celebration #596:4

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

Choir, Phyllis De Vries – Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMarch 3:  GEMS; March 10:  World Renew – Disaster Response; March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sharon Walker, Barb Gosselink, Adalynn Van Arendonk; March 3:  (A.M.) Emily Boender, Melissa Tukker, Carter Vos

C4C LEADERSToday:  Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos, Brent Pierson

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Stu and Amy Bokhoven; North Doors: Steven and Kala Talsma; South Doors: Jamis and Sarah Christensen; March 3:  East Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan

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

Today:  JoAnn Boot – C; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 3:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; March 3:  Gary Vander Molen

MARCH USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Brian Van Kooten, Phil Slings; North Side:  Bob Spencer; South Side: Gary Vander Molen

Attention March 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.

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos and Brent Pierson.

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 3:1-6.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Sylvia Langstraat, Ray and Lois Klyn, Marion and Glenda Klyn, Sid and Mary Klyn and Les and Linda Klyn on the death of their brother, Lawrence Klyn, on February 15.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Lester Van Zee, Daryl and Judy Van Zee, and Tom and Sharon Walker on the death of their wife and mother, Gertrude Van Zee, on February 17, and to her extended family.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

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

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

Children’s Choir will practice 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

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

Adult Choir will practice 7:00-8:30 p.m., beginning upstairs.

SATURDAY:  One-to-One Bible Reading:  You are invited to join together in diving into God’s Word as a Classis.  Classis Mission Committee is hosting a book discussion on March 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running no later than 12:00 p.m., at Calvary CRC in Pella.  The book we will be discussing is “One-to-One Bible Reading” by David Helm.  We will be brainstorming about how best to utilize it in our given congregations and hearing if churches have already used it and what worked.  Classis Mission Committee is excited about the work God is doing in each of the congregations in Classis Central Plains.  Questions – please contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will have a fundraiser for their 7th/8th grade students at Pella Pizza Ranch on Monday, February 25.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Parent Preview Night:  Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night to be held Tuesday, March 5, at 7:00 pm. in the high school auditorium.  Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting.  Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

Peoria Christian School Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  If you have children or know of any children that will be in Pre-K or Kindergarten, this would be a great way to see if Peoria is the school for you.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

Davis Folkerts will be presenting an organ recital in our sanctuary on Friday, March 8, at 12:05 p.m., as part of his Second Friday of the Month recital series.

Pella Christian’s final show of the theatre season is an audience-participation comedy, Murder’s in the Heir to be performed March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m.  The hilarious comedy, like the game Clue, gives almost every character a weapon, an opportunity, and a motive.  The audience’s ballots at intermission will determine what ending the cast will perform.  Reserve tickets are $6.00 for adults, free for PCHS students with ID, and $5 for all others.  Tickets go on sale March 4.

Freedom House Update:  March 28, 8:30-4:00 at Trinity Reformed Church is our next volunteer training.  The class is called: Mental Health First Aid for Youth!  Please RSVP to freedomhouse17@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.  Limit of 30 people.

DUTCH LETTERS:  Peoria Christian School is again making Dutch Letters.  Orders are  accepted through March 8 and can be placed by contacting any school family or by calling Michelle De Haan at 641-660-7373.  Each letter is $4.25 or six for $25 or 12 for $48.  Letters will be made on Saturday, March 23, and need to be picked up that day at the school or at Chris and Lisa Ver Meer’s in Pella.  Questions – call Michelle De Haan.

FROM LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Spend your Spring Break 2019 making a difference while making new friends and having fun!  Join Lake View Camp as we head south to warmer weather and help families in need!  Lake View will be offering two different Spring Break Mission Trips – one to Refugio, TX from March 8-15 and the other to Mission, TX from March 15-23.  These trips are open to all high school and college students and adults.  Registration and more information are available on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Newsletter
  • 2018 Financial Reports
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Gift of Service – We use the word “service” in many contexts today: community service, worship service, military service, and more.  Study 1 Corinthians 12:1-7, John 13:12-17, and Romans 12:1-3 with Groundwork to remember the biblical definition of service and why it’s an important part of a Christian’s life.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Three Toes Willy – Liz discovers a superhero in a most unlikely place.  Who is this hero and where did that lizard come from?   Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Lent 2019 devotionals to lead your family’s Bible study as you prepare for Easter.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – Looking at mementos often sparks storytelling.  Create a “family faith box” in which you collect mementos of your faith journey together.  It could include baptism outfits, church bulletins from significant events, photos, wedding vows, and more.  Have fun at family gatherings looking at the mementos and sharing stories of God’s faithfulness. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

BIBLICAL GUIDE TO DISCIPLINE – Discipline is one of the most important — and challenging — responsibilities of parenting.  “Biblical Discipline: A Guide for Christian Parents,” an ebook from Family Fire, offers encouragement and answers your questions about child discipline.  Get the ebook with your free email subscription at FamilyFire.com/Discipline.

February 17, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 17, 2019                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………. “Praise, Power & Majesty Medley”…………………………………….

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

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

Offertory Anthem:  Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God (text on screen)

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. Mark 10:46-52

Pew Bibles – page 1572

Sermon…………………………………….. “Practical Prayer”…………………………………………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………………………….. I Am Thine, O Lord……………….. Celebration #552:1, 2

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

*Sing……………………………………….. I Am Thine, O Lord…………………… Celebration #552:3

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender

Worship Team
Adult Choir; Phyllis De Vries, Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director
Scripture Readers:  Lexie Matherly, Dave Stevenson, Jason Van Arendonk

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for February 17

OFFERINGSFebruary 24:  Pella II Cadets; March 3:  GEMS; March 10:  World Renew – Disaster Response; March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven; February 24:  (A.M.) Sharon Walker, Barb Gosselink, Adalynn Van Arendonk

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; South Doors:  Ruth Van Hal; February 24:  East Doors: Stu and Amy Bokhoven; North Doors: Steven and Kala Talsma; South Doors: Jamis and Sarah Christensen

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

Today:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Nicole Yoder – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; February 24:  JoAnn Boot – C; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Brian Van Kooten; February 24:  Ken Van Woerkom

MARCH USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Brian Van Kooten, Phil Slings; North Side:  Bob Spencer; South Side: Gary Vander Molen

Attention March 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.

A few young instrumentalists from our congregation had practiced diligently to perform at a Fine Arts Night last Monday evening at Pella Christian Grade School, but since it was cancelled (due to the weather), we have encouraged them to share their music with us.  Kaden and Kirby Van Wyngarden and Rob Schreur performed at the Valentine’s Day Potluck that Pastor Paul and Tammy hosted, and all of you are invited to stay in the sanctuary right after the Postlude this morning to hear solos by Ryley Hoekstra, Carson Tukker, and Alexis Vos.  If possible, please stay to listen and encourage these young performers as they share their God-given talents with us.  There will hopefully be a few minutes afterwards (before Sunday School, and before the 11:00 Council Chat) to enjoy some refreshments downstairs.

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

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

High School class will NOT meet today.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 2:18-25.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Lawrence Vander Molen who will celebrate his 86th birthday on February 24 and to Mildred Van Maanen who will celebrate her 94th birthday on February 24, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen want to thank their church family for the many expressions of sympathy we received at the death of Mary Ann’s sister, Sylvia Bruxvoort.  She is now with her Lord in Glory. Alleluia!”

“My sincere thanks to my Pella II family for the visits, cards, phone calls, memorial gifts and words of comfort at the time of our son’s death.  I will always cherish them.” – Joann Verhey

“Thank you for the many cards and well wishes I received on my recent birthday” – John Van Woerkom

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

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

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

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

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

Men’s Ensemble rehearsal 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs classroom.  All men are welcome to join us!

Faith CRC Outreach Ministry invites you to their annual Pulled Pork Supper on February 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and a variety of homemade desserts.  Free-will offering.

THURSDAY:  The Let’s Remember scrapbooking small group will meet in the church basement, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

The PCHS Junior Class will hold a soup supper before the Winter concert on February 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the commons.  This is a freewill offering fundraiser to cover expenses for the Junior/Senior Banquet.  Come out and enjoy chili, chicken rice or cheeseburger chowder soup along with breadsticks, cookies and drinks before you enjoy the band and choir performances.

The Pella Christian High music department invites you to attend their Winter Concert on February 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.  The Concert Band, Cantabile Choir and Concert Choir will be leading you in this evening of music.  We will close the concert with a performance of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

FRIDAY:  Pella Christian Grade School will have their Winter Bash fundraiser on February 22.  We will be entertained by FamBlitz which is an exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary, show.  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction and gift certificate booth.  Supper will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us at PCGS on February 22 for this fun, Christian, family-oriented event!

ATTENTION MEN!  All men interested in singing in a Men’s Ensemble are welcome to join us for rehearsal in the upstairs classroom this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Peoria Christian School will have a fundraiser for their 7th/8th grade students at Pella Pizza Ranch on Monday, February 25.  If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Hol at a4nur@hotmail.com

One-to-One Bible Reading:  You are invited to join together in diving into God’s Word as a Classis.  Classis Mission Committee is hosting a book discussion on Saturday morning, March 2, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running no later than 12:00 p.m., at Calvary CRC in Pella.  The book we will be discussing is “One-to-One Bible Reading” by David Helm.  We will be brainstorming about how best to utilize it in our given congregations and hearing if churches have already used it and what worked.  Classis Mission Committee is excited about the work God is doing in each of the congregations in Classis Central Plains.  Questions – please contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com.

Parent Preview Night:  Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night to be held Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm. in the high school auditorium.  Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting.  Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

Peoria Christian School Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  If you have children or know of any children that will be in Pre-K or Kindergarten, this would be a great way to see if Peoria is the school for you.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

DUTCH LETTERS:  Peoria Christian School is again making Dutch Letters.  Orders are being accepted now through March 8 and can be placed by contacting any school family or by calling Michelle De Haan at 641-660-7373.  Each letter is $4.25 or six for $25 or 12 for $48.  Letters will be made on Saturday, March 23, and need to be picked up that day at the school or at Chris and Lisa Ver Meer’s in Pella.  Questions can be directed to Michelle De Haan.

FROM LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Spend your Spring Break 2019 making a difference while making new friends and having fun!  Join Lake View Camp as we head south to warmer weather and help families in need!  Lake View will be offering two different Spring Break Mission Trips – one to Refugio, TX from March 8-15 and the other to Mission, TX from March 15-23.  These trips are open to all high school and college students and adults.  Registration and more information are available on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • February Council Report
  • Breaking Barriers, Disability Concerns publication

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Gift of Mercy – God commands us to be merciful, just as He is merciful to us.  So why does Paul list mercy as a spiritual gift?  Join Groundwork as we explore Romans 12:4-8, 17-21, Matthew 9:10-13, and Luke 6:36-38 to discover what it means for all believers to show mercy and why it also qualifies as a spiritual gift. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: I’ve Got a Secret – When is it important to keep a secret and when is it important to tell it?  Liz and Lucille learn how to tell the two types of secrets apart.  Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Lent 2019 devotionals to lead your family’s Bible study as you prepare for Easter.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP  – Doubts aren’t a sign of weak faith — they’re evidence that people are wrestling with big questions.  Create an atmosphere in your home that invites kids to ask questions, express doubts, and think and feel their way into the big questions of life.  “What do you think about that?” is a very affirming question, no matter what your age is. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

PRAY FOR INSPIRE 2019 – Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation.  As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend.  This week, please pray for all of the workshop leaders and break-out session facilitators and those who will attend these times of conversation and learning.  Pray that these sessions will inspire, equip, and make a positive impact on individuals and churches.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS SUMMER!  You can make a difference in the life of a young person in Hungary this summer!  Resonate partners Rev. Janos and Momo Victor are inviting college-aged students from Canada and the United States to help lead two week-long evangelistic English camps.  You’ll need a love for kids, a sense of adventure, and a desire to serve God!  Learn more and apply at resonateglobalmission.org/summercamp.

February 10, 2019

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
February 10, 2019                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………. At Calvary………………….. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

 In the Cross of Christ I Glory; Lift High the Cross

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………… 10,000 Reasons……………………………………………………

O Praise the Name

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

GOD’S WORD

Sing…………………………………… O Praise the Name (chorus)…………………………………………..

The children are invited to the front.

Children’s Message……………… “The Tale of Three Trees”…………………………. Pastor Paul

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ).

Scripture, read by Matt Vos…………………………………………………………… Ephesians 3:14-21

Pew Bibles – page 1820

Sermon………………………………… “Unimaginable Impact”  …………………………………………..

“More Love, More Power” Series – Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………… With Love Toy Ministry

Offertory:  Who You Say I Am

THE LORD’S TABLE

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive the Bread and Cup

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

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

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

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

Communion

Invitation

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

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

The gifts of God for the people of God.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanks

CLOSING WORSHIP

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

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

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

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist:  Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

Announcements for February 10

OFFERINGSFebruary 17: Christian Education Fund; February 24:  Pella II Cadets

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sharesa Van Arendonk, Kim Roose, Lexi Matherly; February 17:  (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven

C4C LEADERSToday: Bev De Vries, Georgia De Vries

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Kurt and Emily Boender; North Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; South Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; February 17:  East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; South Doors:  Ruth Van Hal

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

Today:  Joyce Boender – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; February 17:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Nicole Yoder – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Calvin Van Haaften; February 17:  Brian Van Kooten

FEBRUARY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Dena Bokhoven, Kathleen De Haan

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Jeff Wichhart, Darrell Boot

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Anne Bokhoven, Dennis De Vries

Justin Van Zee                          –     Ken Zylstra, Tom De Vries

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

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

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

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Bev and Georgia De Vries.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 2:18-25, Working with Difficult People.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 3:1-6.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Les and Carla Nieuwsma and Thressa Nieuwsma on the death of their father and brother-in-law, Norman Nieuwsma, and to his extended family.  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:  The Quilting Small Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. New members are welcome! Call Karen Spencer for more information.

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome. Note:  Pastor Paul will be gone on the 20th so we will meet this week instead.

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

GEMS will meet 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Pella Manor for a night of Bingo.  Please drop off and pick up the girls there.

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

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

The Leighton GEMS and Cadets Soup Supper is on February 13 at Leighton CRC, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  The menu is chili, chicken, and broccoli & cheese soups, beefburgers, hot dogs, and homemade desserts and bars.  Proceeds go to both clubs.

THURSDAYValentine’s Day Potluck and Chocolate Fountain at the parsonage at 5:30 p.m. on February 14.  All are invited.  Please bring a favorite dish to share.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Please text or phone Tammy (248-824-0929) if you can come.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

CADET DERBY RACE CARS:  If anyone is interested in building a pinewood derby car for the Cadet derby races on March 6, please see Shane Tukker.  Free car kits are available on a first-come basis.  All cars must weigh 5 ounces or less.

THANK YOU:  The Pella BackPack Program sincerely thanks you for your generous donations of oatmeal packets and raisins.  We will place these in backpack buddies that go home with children in need each Friday.  Thank you for caring and sharing Christ’s love in this way!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Faith CRC Outreach Ministry invites you to their annual Pulled Pork Supper on Wednesday, February 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and a variety of homemade desserts.  Free-will offering.

Soup Supper:  The PCHS Junior Class will hold a soup supper before the Winter concert on February 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the commons.  This is a freewill offering fundraiser to cover expenses for the Junior/Senior Banquet.  Come out and enjoy chili, chicken rice or cheeseburger chowder soup along with breadsticks, cookies and drinks before you enjoy the band and choir performances.

Winter Concert:  The Pella Christian High music department invites you to attend their Winter Concert on Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.  The Concert Band, Cantabile Choir and Concert Choir will be leading you in this evening of music.  We will close the concert with a performance of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

Pella Christian Grade School will have their Winter Bash fundraiser on Friday, February 22.  We will be entertained by FamBlitz which is an exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary, show.  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction and gift certificate booth.  Supper will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us at PCGS on February 22 for this fun, Christian, family-oriented event!

Peoria Christian School will have a fundraiser for their 7th/8th grade students at Pella Pizza Ranch on Monday, February 25.  If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Hol at a4nur@hotmail.com

Peoria Christian School will have their Hostess Supper on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym. Join us for a night of wonderful food, friends and fellowship as we support Peoria Christian School! Please contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131 with any questions.

One-to-One Bible Reading:  You are invited to join together in diving into God’s Word as a Classis.  Classis Mission Committee is hosting a book discussion on Saturday morning, March 2, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running no later than 12:00 p.m., at Calvary CRC in Pella.  The book we will be discussing is “One-to-One Bible Reading” by David Helm.  We will be brainstorming about how best to utilize it in our given congregations and hearing if churches have already used it and what worked.  Classis Mission Committee is excited about the work God is doing in each of the congregations in Classis Central Plains.  Questions – please contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com.

Peoria Christian School Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  If you have children or know of any children that will be in Pre-K or Kindergarten, this would be a great way to see if Peoria is the school for you.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

FROM LE MAHIEU’s:  Dear Pella II, We appreciate your thoughts prayers, and recent gifts as you continue to partner with our Wycliffe ministry in Papua New Guinea.  It is always an encouragement to receive your Christmas cards.  Thank you for your support that allows Doug to continue to help missionary families focus on their work by teaching their children at Ukarumpa International School.  For example, this semester Doug is teaching a sophomore World History class.  In the class are 17 students, with six coming from the United States, six from Papua New Guinea, two from South Korea, two from Australia, and one from the Netherlands.  We appreciate your faithful support to help bring the gospel to the people of Papua New Guinea. In Christ, Doug, Benita, Noah & Tia

FROM LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Spend your Spring Break 2019 making a difference while making new friends and having fun!  Join Lake View Camp as we head south to warmer weather and help families in need!  Lake View will be offering two different Spring Break Mission Trips – one to Refugio, TX from March 8-15 and the other to Mission, TX from March 15-23.  These trips are open to all high school and college students and adults.  Registration and more information are available on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

PECKHAM REPORT:  There are copies of a detailed report of Lloyd Peckham’s trip to Indonesia on the table in the narthex for you to take home.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • January Financial Report
  • Joel and Jeannie Huyser Prayer Letter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Gift of Hospitality – How can hosting a party, serving a meal, or opening your home to house guests bring glory to God?  Join Groundwork as we examine Genesis 18:1-8, 1 Peter 4:8-11, and Romans 12:9-13 to see why hospitality is both a virtue the Holy Spirit cultivates in all believers and a spiritual gift given to some. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Goopy Goop Soup – Liz and his friends decide to use their free time to collect food for the community shelter.  But a grumpy neighbor and a troublemaking classmate try to derail their plans.  Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Valentine Card Collection to share with family and friends.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – “In a comprehensive study of relational dynamics in more than 300 families spanning 35 years, family warmth was more correlated with faith transmission than any other relational factor,” say the folks at the Fuller Youth Institute.  Take your family’s “temperature” this week and look for new ways to create a warm, loving accepting, and encouraging home environment. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

February 3, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 3, 2019                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………….. Worship Medley……………………………………………………

How Great Thou Art

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

Sing during offering O Love That Will Not Let Me Go – Celebration #606:1, 2, 4

Anthem……………………………………………… O Love………………………………………………………….

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

Sing………………………………….. O How He Loves You and Me………… Celebration #349:1-2……

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Stephanie Roose………………………………………………… Ephesians 3:14-19……

Pew Bibles – page 1820

Sermon………………………………….. “Unfathomable Love”………………………………………………

“More Love, More Power” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing……………………………………….. Lord, You Are Love………………………………………………… ……

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

*Sing……………………………………….. Lord, You Are Love………………………………………………… ……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

Worship Team
Adult Choir; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for February 3

OFFERINGSFebruary 10:  With Love Toy Ministry; February 17: Christian Education Fund; February 24:  Pella II Cadets

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Susan Pierson, Judy Van Zee, Taryn Hugen; February 10:  (A.M.) Sharesa Van Arendonk, Kim Roose, Alexa Matherly

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Matt and Lisa Vos; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper; February 10:  East Doors: Kurt and Emily Boender; North Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; South Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson

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

Today:  Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; February 10:  Joyce Boender – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jason Van Arendonk; February 10:  Calvin Van Haaften

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

 

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 2:11-17, The Submissive Life is the Good Life.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 2:18-25, Working with Difficult People.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen on the death of Mary Ann’s sister, Sylvia Bruxvoort, on January 29.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to John Van Woerkom who will celebrate his 88th birthday on February 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

GEMS will meet at the Pella Art Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Please drop off and pick up your daughter there.

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

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

THURSDAY:  The Let’s Remember scrapbooking small group will meet in the church basement, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

FRIDAY: The Second Friday of the Month organ recital by Davis Folkerts, that was scheduled to be held in our church, has been canceled as he recovers from surgery. He now plans to reschedule on March 8.

Pella II Ladies Retreat Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9.  The sign-up sheet is located downstairs on the table.  Limited space available so check your calendars and sign up if interested!  If a little fun, food, and spiritual growth sounds inviting, join us!

SATURDAY: Classis Central Plains will meet at our church at 8:00 a.m.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

CADET DERBY RACE CARS:  If anyone is interested in building a pinewood derby car for the Cadet derby races on March 6, please see Shane Tukker.  Free car kits are available on a first-come basis.  All cars must weigh 5 ounces or less.

FREEDOM HOUSE MINISTRIES will host a gala on Thursday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Central College Graham Conference Center to raise funds to support a home for girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.  You are invited for dinner and to hear nationally known speaker and author Gary Thomas.  Tickets ($25) are available until February 3 at the Sanctuary (check or cash) or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-house-gala-tickets-51812260867.  With questions, please contact freedomhouse17@gmail.com.

MARRIAGE CONFERENCE:  Federated Fellowship Church will host the XO Marriage Conference on Friday, February 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (a light dinner provided at 6:30) and Saturday, February 9, 9:00-11:30 a.m.  XO Conference is a two-day experience that provides expert marriage advice and practical teachings to help couples navigate their marriage journey.  We invite anyone to come whether married, dating, single, etc.  The cost is $30 per couple/$15 per person.  Childcare is provided.  Please register by Sunday, February 3 at federatedfellowship.org.  Learn about the conference at xomarriage.com.

818 FORWARD WITH FAITH invites you to join them on Friday, February 8, for their second annual Dessert Dash held at Pella Christian High School.  It will start with a silent auction from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by supper and desserts, and then an inspirational message from John O’Leary.  Please RSVP to promotion@forwardwithfaith.org or go to www.forwardwithfaith.org for more information.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Faith CRC Outreach Ministry invites you to their annual Pulled Pork Supper on Wednesday, February 20, serving 5:00-7:00 p.m.  The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce and a variety of homemade desserts.  Free-will offering.

Pella Christian Grade School will have their Winter Bash fundraiser on Friday, February 22.  We will be entertained by FamBlitz which is an exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary, show.  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction and gift certificate booth.  Supper will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us at PCGS on February 22 for this fun, Christian, family-oriented event!

One-to-One Bible Reading:  You are invited to join together in diving into God’s Word as a Classis.  Classis Mission Committee is hosting a book discussion on Saturday morning, March 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running no later than 12:00 p.m., at Calvary CRC in Pella.  The book we will be discussing is “One-to-One Bible Reading” by David Helm.  We will be brainstorming about how best to utilize it in our given congregations and hearing if churches have already used it and what worked.  Classis Mission Committee is excited about the work God is doing in each of the congregations in Classis Central Plains.  Questions – please contact Pastor Matt McClure at revmcclure@gmail.com.

FROM LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Spend your Spring Break 2019 making a difference while making new friends and having fun!  Join Lake View Camp as we head south to warmer weather and help families in need!  Lake View will be offering two different Spring Break Mission Trips – one to Refugio, TX from March 8-15 and the other to Mission, TX from March 15-23.  These trips are open to all high school and college students and adults.  Registration and more information are available on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

FROM OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Thanks so much for donating to OCC shoeboxes.  Pella’s total was 1,683.  They were sent to Mexico, Togo and Haiti.  The overall total was 8,801,607.  May God richly bless you.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Advice for the Christian Life – As the Apostle Paul closes his first letter to the Thessalonians, he includes a list of last-minute instructions.  Join Groundwork as we study Paul’s advice for the Christian life found in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 so that God’s love in our hearts and Christ’s work in our lives will be evident to all. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  End of the World – Liz and Lucille want to win a big prize, and Linda wants a new romance.  Is this happening or is it the end of the world? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Valentine Card Collection to share with family and friends.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – In the book Family: The Forming Center, Marjorie Thompson observes that the Christian home is a sacred shelter where parents and caregivers can reflect God’s love to children through presence (being there), acceptance, affirmation, accountability, forgiveness, and hospitality.  How can you help your kids’ faith grow in the everyday-ness of life? (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

NANNY IN EAST ASIA – Do you have a passion for nurturing children and want experience living abroad?  Resonate Global Mission has a volunteer service opportunity to provide baby care for one child of a missionary family in East Asia.  Learn more by visiting resonateglobalmission.org/nanny.

January 27, 2019

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 27, 2019                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………. We Worship and Adore You……………………………………………..

Adoration; Children of the Heavenly Father

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………. Come, People of the Risen King…………………………………………….

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

  1. 1 – All, vs. 2 – Women, vs. 3 – Men, vs. 4 -All

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

BAPTISM OF EVERLY JANE VANDE VOORT

PREPARATION

What does baptism signify?

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

What else does it mean?

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

Should our children be baptized too?

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

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.”

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

   Questions for the parents.

   Question for the congregation.

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

.. Congregation:  We do.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

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

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

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

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

BAPTISM

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

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

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

   Let us bless Everly together:

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

Giving our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………………… General Fund

Offertory Anthem:  Father Welcomes All His Children

Children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ) after Choir song.

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften………………… Ephesians 3:1-13;  Pew Bibles – page 1820

Sermon………………………………………….. “The Mystery”………………………………………………………

“More Love, More Power” Series, Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………. Hear the Call of the Kingdom (chorus)……………………………………..

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

Minister: Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

Worship Team
Children’s Choir: Luke Schreur, Georgia De Vries, Kirby Van Wyngarden – Soloists
Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

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

 

 

Announcements for January 27

OFFERINGSFebruary 3: Ministry Shares; February 10:  With Love Toy Ministry; February 17: Christian Education Fund; February 24:  Pella II Cadets

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lisa Van Kooten, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; February 3: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Judy Van Zee, Taryn Hugen

C4C LEADERToday:  Melissa Tukker, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Glenn and Carol Matherly; North Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; South Doors: Lois Slings, Carol Ver Woert; February 3:  East Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper

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

Today: Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; February 3:  Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Vander Molen; February 3: Jason Van Arendonk

FEBRUARY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Tony Van Zee; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Adam Slings

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

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

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

This morning the congregation is blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Everly Jane Vande Voort, daughter of Will and Taylor Vande Voort.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Melissa and Carson Tukker.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship. Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 2:4-10, The Rock and Your Role.  Offering is for the Back to God Ministries, International.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 2:11-17, The Submissive Life is the Good Life.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Joann Verhey on the death of her son, Brian Verhey on January 19.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

“Lois and Ray Klyn thank the congregation for the many precious calls, cards and words of comfort in the recent passing of their sister and sister-in-law, Cleora De Jong.”

“Thank you to all those who remembered me with cards, telephone calls and in person for my recent birthday.  All this certainly made my week one to remember.” – Esther Van Gent

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

TUESDAY:  The Shepherding Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY:  Pella Christian High School invites you to attend their Homecoming activities on February 1, beginning at 1:00 p.m. sharp, in the Vermeer Auditorium, with chapel.  Class competitions will follow in the gym and the activities will conclude with the introduction of the Homecoming Court at approximately 3:00 p.m.  The PCHS constituency is welcome to join us for these activities as well as the evening basketball games with Dallas Center-Grimes.  The varsity girls game will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the varsity boys to follow at 7:45 p.m.

FROM THE COUNCIL:  The Deacon delegate to Classis on February 9 is now Bryan Harthoorn, with Will Van Wyngarden as the alternate.

We will not be having a combined evening service on March 24 so that members may support the Rehoboth Christian School Band at a performance held at Pella Christian High School.

On April 28 our church will host the PCHS Chamber Choir as part of our joint evening service with First CRC and Faith CRC.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

CADET DERBY RACE CARS:  If anyone is interested in building a pinewood derby car for the Cadet derby races on March 6, please see Shane Tukker.  Free car kits are available on a first-come basis.  All cars must weigh 5 ounces or less.

USHERS NEEDED:  The Council has approved of expanding the number of people available for ushering.  Women and/or couples who feel led to volunteer in this capacity, please call Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Logan Luke, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma, born on January 3. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR DIRECTORY LISTING?  It is important that you check your listing in a directory available on the table downstairs or in the narthex to see if it is up to date.  If there are changes or additions that need to be made to your address, phone number or email address, please write the change in one of the directories, call the church office (628-2966), or email secretary@pella2crc.org by January 31.

BackPack PROGRAM:  The number of students needing assistance from the Pella BackPack Program has increased.  Therefore, the BackPack Program is looking for help with food donations from area churches.  Pella II is asked to collect donations of single serving size of oatmeal packets and of raisins.  Please place donations in the box on the table downstairs by January 30.  Thank you for your help in providing assistance to children in need.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pella II Ladies Retreat Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9.  The sign-up sheet is located downstairs on the table.  Limited space available so check your calendars and sign up if interested!  If a little fun, food, and spiritual growth sounds inviting, join us!

Freedom House Ministries will host a gala on Thursday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Central College Graham Conference Center to raise funds to support a home for girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.  You are invited for dinner and to hear nationally known speaker and author Gary Thomas.  Tickets ($25) are available until February 3 at the Sanctuary (check or cash) or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-house-gala-tickets-51812260867.  With questions, please contact freedomhouse17@gmail.com.

Davis Folkerts will be presenting an organ recital in our sanctuary on Friday, February 8, at 12:05 p.m., as part of his Second Friday of the Month recital series. All are welcome to attend!

Federated Fellowship Church will host the XO Marriage Conference on Friday, February 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (a light dinner provided at 6:30) and Saturday, February 9, 9:00-11:30 a.m.  XO Conference is a two-day experience that provides expert marriage advice and practical teachings to help couples navigate their marriage journey.  We invite anyone to come whether married, dating, single, etc.  The cost is $30 per couple/$15 per person.  Childcare is provided.  Please register by Sunday, February 3 at federatedfellowship.org.  Learn about the conference at xomarriage.com.

818 Forward With Faith invites you to join them on February 8 their second annual Dessert Dash held at Pella Christian High School.  It will start with a silent auction from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by supper and desserts, and then an inspirational message from John O’Leary.  Please RSVP to promotion@forwardwithfaith.org or go to www.forwardwithfaith.org for more information.

Pella Christian Grade School will have their Winter Bash fundraiser on Friday, February 22.  We will be entertained by FamBlitz which is an exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary, show.  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction and gift certificate booth.  Supper will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us at PCGS on February 22 for this fun, Christian, family-oriented event!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • December Financial Report
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Understanding Death and Christ’s Return – Many of us find the subject of death uncomfortable.  It doesn’t need to be.  Study 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 with groundwork to remember the hope we have and grasp the clarity Paul provides regarding a Christian understanding of death and why it relates directly to Christ’s return. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: 100% Club – Whose approval is important?  Liz finds out when he’s invited to join the most exclusive club in school.  Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Valentine Card Collection to share with family and friends.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – Make faith formation a part of birthday celebrations this year.  Thank God for the birthday person and share some of the ways that person blesses your family and others.  Talk about the unique gifts God has given him or her. Or pass birthday candles out to family members and ask them to name one thing they love about the birthday person before placing the candle on the cake.  Affirmation is the best birthday gift of all! (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

CONFERENCE:  The Prodigal Love of God Conference: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond, will be April 4-6 at Dordt College.  Through invited plenaries and panel discussions, this conference will feature conversations about the historical legacy and the future of Protestantism as well as the opportunities facing the global church in the decades ahead.

January 20, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 20, 2019                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………. His Matchless Worth………………………………………………..

Praise Him! Praise Him!

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer……………………………………………………………………………

Choir Anthem…………………………….. Sing Once More!…………………………………………………..

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Responsive Reading……………………. “The Temple”…………………………………………………….

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

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

Sanctity of Human Life Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………

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

Offertory:  O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Sing…………………………………………….. Amazing Grace………………….. Celebration #343:1, 4……

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Marti Zylstra……………………………………………………… Ephesians 2:17-22……

Pew Bibles – page 1819

Sermon………………………………………… “The Temple”……………………………………………………

“Amazing Grace” Series, Part 5

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………………. Sanctuary…………………………….. Celebration #655……

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

*Sing………………………………………………. Sanctuary…………………………….. Celebration #655……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist/Choir Accompanist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team; Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJanuary 27:  General Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Allison Van Wyngarden, Kala Talsma, Kaden Van Wyngarden; January 27:  (A.M.) Lisa Van Kooten, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

C4C LEADERJanuary 27:  Melissa Tukker, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Jim and Barb Gosselink; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Robert Rus; January 27:  East Doors: Glenn and Carol Matherly; North Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; South Doors: Lois Slings, Carol Ver Woert

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

Today: Emily Boender – C,J; Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; January 27:  Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; January 27:  Jeff Vander Molen

FEBRUARY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Tony Van Zee; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Adam Slings

Attention February 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.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship. Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, Living a New Life of Love in an Angry World.  Offering is for the Good Samaritan Free Clinic.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Everly Jane Vande Voort, daughter of Will and Taylor Vande Voort.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 2:4-10, The Rock and Your Role.  Offering is for Back to God Ministries, International.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thanks to my Pella II church family for the many cards and well wishes on my recent birthday.” – Ray Veenstra

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

Pella Christian Grade School will hold a special society meeting on January 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the PCGS cafeteria to consider an addendum to the January 25, 2016, Society meeting motion.  The addendum would allow the fourth and final phase of the building project to proceed according to a prioritized list as funding is secured.  Please see the complete motion at pellachristian.net.  If you are unable to attend the society meeting you can complete an electronic absentee ballot found on the PCGS website under “News and Events”.

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

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

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

No Children’s Choir rehearsal — the next rehearsal is January 30, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

TODAY IS SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY.  Decisions made by the Supreme Court 46 years ago have resulted in the deaths of 60 million unborn babies in the USA alone.  Abortion was the number one cause of death worldwide in 2018, making it the “social justice cause of our time”.  Worldometers reports that there have been 41.9 million abortions in the course of the year.  Churches use this Sunday to celebrate God’s gift of Life, commemorate the millions of lives lost to abortion, and commit to protecting life at every stage.

CADET DERBY RACE CARS:  If anyone is interested in building a pinewood derby car for the Cadet derby races on March 6, please see Shane Tukker.  Free car kits are available on a first-come basis.  All cars must weigh 5 ounces or less.

USHERS NEEDED:  The Council has approved of expanding the number of people available for ushering.  Women and/or couples who feel led to volunteer in this capacity, please call Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Logan Luke, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma, born on January 3. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR DIRECTORY LISTING?  It is important that you check your listing in a directory available on the table downstairs or in the narthex to see if it is up to date.  If there are changes or additions that need to be made to your address, phone number or email address, please write the change in one of the directories, call the church office (628-2966), or email secretary@pella2crc.org by January 31.

BackPack PROGRAM:  The number of students needing assistance from the Pella BackPack Program has increased.  Therefore, the BackPack Program is looking for help with food donations from area churches.  Pella II is asked to collect donations of single serving size of oatmeal packets and of raisins.  Please place donations in the box on the table downstairs by January 30.  Thank you for your help in providing assistance to children in need.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pella II Ladies Retreat Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9.  The sign-up sheet is located downstairs on the table.  Limited space available so check your calendars and sign up if interested!  If a little fun, food, and spiritual growth sounds inviting, join us!

Pella Christian High School invites you to attend their Homecoming activities on Friday, February 1, beginning at 1:00 p.m. sharp, in the Vermeer Auditorium,  with chapel.  Class competitions will follow in the gym and the activities will conclude with the introduction of the Homecoming Court at approximately 3:00 p.m.  The PCHS constituency is welcome to join us for these activities as well as the evening basketball games with Dallas Center-Grimes.  The varsity girls game will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the varsity boys to follow at 7:45 p.m.

Freedom House Ministries will host a gala on Thursday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Central College Graham Conference Center to raise funds to support a home for girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.  You are invited for dinner and to hear nationally known speaker and author Gary Thomas.  Tickets ($25) are available at the Sanctuary (check or cash) or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-house-gala-tickets-51812260867.  With questions, please contact freedomhouse17@gmail.com.

Davis Folkerts will be presenting an organ recital in our sanctuary on Friday, February 8, at 12:05 p.m., as part of his Second Friday of the Month recital series. All are welcome to attend!

818 Forward With Faith invites you to join them on February 8 their second annual Dessert Dash held at Pella Christian High School.  It will start with a silent auction from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by supper and desserts, and then an inspirational message from John O’Leary.  Please RSVP to promotion@forwardwithfaith.org or go to www.forwardwithfaith.org for more information.

Pella Christian Grade School will have their Winter Bash fundraiser on Friday, February 22.  We will be entertained by FamBlitz which is an exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary, show.  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction and gift certificate booth.  Supper will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us at PCGS on February 22 for this fun, Christian, family-oriented event!

Peoria Christian School will have their Hostess Supper on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.  Please contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131 if you have any questions.  See you there!

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is having their Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Please send them with a packed lunch. A parent meeting will follow starting at 12:35.  If you have children or know of any children that are going to be in Pre-K or Kindergarten, this would be a great way to see if Peoria is the school for you.  Please RSVP by March 4.  For any questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org. or call 641-625-4131.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Sanctity of Human Life leaflet

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Genuine Faith Influences Behavior – There’s no doubt the Apostle Paul believes the Gospel message changes people.  But Paul argues that change is not just internal, it’s external and it influences all aspects of life.  Join Groundwork as we explore 1 Thessalonians 3:1 – 4:12 to see how our faith in Jesus Christ affects our behavior. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: A Trail of Lies – Scooter forgets his promise to Liz and Lucille and tells a lie to cover it up, but one lie isn’t enough.  Do more lies lead to more trouble?  Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Collection of Memories Kit 2019 for a family activity today.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – In Families at the Center of Faith Formation, John Roberto shares eight things that form faith in the home:  caring relationships, celebrating the liturgical seasons, celebrating rituals and milestones, learning the Christian tradition and applying it to life, prayer, devotions and spiritual formation, reading the Bible, serving and working for justice, and worshiping God.  How is your family doing?  What would you like to focus on more in this new year? (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

PRAY FOR INSPIRE 2019 – Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation.  We plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend.  This week registration opens — please pray for all who are considering registering, that God will guide their decision.

January 13, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 13, 2019                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Holy, Holy, Holy…………………………………………………..

Praise Him in the Morning

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

* “The Nicene Creed”………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………… Youth Unlimited

Offertory:  Rock of Ages

The children are invited to the front after offering is received.

Children’s Message…………………………. One Word…………………………………… Bev De Vries

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ) during singing.

Sing…………………………………. Jesus, Name Above All Names……………….. Celebration #86

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Barbara Boertje DeVries……………………………………. Ephesians 2:11-22……
Pew Bibles – page 1819

Sermon………………………………………… “The Nation”…………………………………………………….

“Amazing Grace” Series,  Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………. No Longer Slaves…………………………………………………. ……

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

*Sing………………………………….. No Longer Slaves (chorus)…………………………………………… ……

*Postlude……………………………………… My Lighthouse…………………………………………………….

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
January 13, 2019                Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………………… Thanks Be to Thee………………………………………………….

The Heavens Declare (Psalm 19)

The Lord Is My Light (Psalm 27)

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………. To God Be the Glory………………… Celebration #56:1-3……

*Sing……………………………………… Nothing but the Blood……………… Celebration #337:1-4

*Sing…………………………………………….. Jesus Saves!…………………. Celebration #438:1, 2, 4……

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………… Youth Unlimited
Offertory:  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sing………………………………………… Take Time to Be Holy……………… Celebration #656:1-3

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Peter 1:10-21……

Pew Bibles – page 1887

Sermon……………….. “Living as Non-Conformists in a Dying World”…………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………… O Jesus, I Have Promised…………… Celebration #676:1-3……

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

*Sing…………………………………… O Jesus, I Have Promised………………. Celebration #676:4……

*Postlude…………………………………….. Singing Medley……………………………………………………

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Pianist:  Gloria De Bruin
Song Leaders:  Wes & Arlys Veenstra

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJanuary 20:  Missions Fund; January 27:  General Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lindsay Golliet, Kim Vander Molen, Kirby Van Wyngarden; January 20:  (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Kala Talsma, Kaden Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERToday:  Crystal Schreur

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Tony and Sarah Van Zee; North Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; South Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; January 20:  East Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Robert Rus

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; January 20:  Emily Boender – C,J,; Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; January 20:  Sherwin Klyn

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

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

C4C (Children for Christ) meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leader is Crystal Schreur.

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, Living a New Life of Love in an Angry World.  Offering is for Good Samaritan Free Clinic.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Ray and Lois Klyn on the death of Lois’ sister Cleora De Jong.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Esther Van Gent who will celebrate her 87th birthday on January 14 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our church family for so many kindnesses and prayers for Bryan’s recent foot surgery and recovery.  He was able to return to work this past week, which is a blessing, and continues to make good progress in the healing process. We thank God for His healing mercy and for the caring people who have supported us in so many ways.” – Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn

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

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

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

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

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

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

THURSDAY:  The Let’s Remember scrapbooking small group will meet in the church basement, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

THE DORDT COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR from Sioux Center invites you to a concert at 12:45 p.m. today, January 13, at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa (815 North 11th St.).  Directed by Mr. Ryan Smit, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of choral music, including hymn arrangements, gospel, classics from Mozart and Brahms, multi-cultural songs from around the globe, and profound works from exciting new composers.  The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those who would like to lead or help with C4C throughout the year.  There is very little prep involved, and anyone, middle school age or older is welcome to take a turn!

USHERS NEEDED:  The Council has approved of expanding the number of people available for ushering.  Women and/or couples who feel led to volunteer in this capacity, please call Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Logan Luke, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma, born on January 3. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

CHURCH DIRECTORY CHANGES?  Please check your listing in a church directory on the table downstairs or in the narthex to see if it is up to date.  If there are changes or additions that need to be made to your address, phone number or email address, please call the church office (628-2966), email secretary@pella2crc.org or write the change in one of the directories.

BackPack PROGRAM:  The number of students needing assistance from the Pella BackPack Program has increased.  Therefore, the BackPack Program is looking for help with food donations from area churches.  Pella II is asked to collect donations of single serving size of oatmeal packets and of raisins.  Please place donations in the box on the table downstairs by January 30.  Thank you for your help in providing assistance to children in need.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Pella II Ladies Retreat Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9.  The sign-up sheet is located downstairs on the table.  Limited space available so check your calendars and sign up if interested!  If a little fun, food, and spiritual growth sounds inviting, join us!

Please plan to join us on February 8 for 818 Forward With Faith’s second annual Dessert Dash held at Pella Christian High School.  We will start with a silent auction from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by supper and desserts, and then hear an inspirational message from John O’Leary.  Please RSVP to promotion@forwardwithfaith.org or go to www.forwardwithfaith.org for more information.  We look forward to seeing you!

Peoria Christian School will have their Hostess Supper on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.  Please contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131 if you have any questions.  See you there!

THANK YOU:  Thank you so much for your financial and prayer support for New Life Prison Community this past year!  We also appreciate your Thanksgiving offering.  God continues to work through us at the Newton Correctional Facility, as we bring hope to the lost and help men to change their lives. – Pastor Rick and Rose Admiraal

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is having their Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Please send them with a packed lunch. A parent meeting will follow starting at 12:35.  If you have children or know of any children that are going to be in Pre-K or Kindergarten, this would be a great way to see if Peoria is the school for you.  Please RSVP by March 4.  For any questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org. or call 641-625-4131.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!  You can still join us for the first Perspectives class tomorrow night at Central College.  The Perspectives course will expose you to true stories of how God is using people like you, provide you with a greater perspective of what God is doing in the world and invite you to live your life with eternal significance and purpose.  We’re meeting on the first floor of the Maytag Student Center in the BMW rooms, 401 Broadway in Pella from 6:00-9:00 p.m. tomorrow.  Free parking across the street in the maintenance parking lot (former Webster school).  Register at www.perspectives.org, or just come check out the first class for free.  Contact Matt Diehl with questions: diehlm@central.edu.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • January Council Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Pleasing God Not People – Should we really trust all pastors equally?  What qualifies a person to share the gospel message? Join Groundwork as we examine 1 Thessalonians 2 to discover Paul’s teaching on authority and the importance of our discernment, motivation, and responsibility for the gospel message at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Walk It, Talk It – Liz and Spike want to figure out how to buy fancy shoes so they can be cool.  When their plans to raise money flop, they joke about stealing the shoes.  But it isn’t long before their joke causes big problems.  Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes.  Download KC’s Collection of Memories Kit 2019 for a family activity today.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – It’s easy for kids to think of Bible people like Moses and David as mythical characters rather than real, flesh and blood, flawed people.  When you read Bible stories where the main character does something wrong (and there are many!), emphasize that God works through imperfect people, even when they make mistakes.  And share stories with your kids of how God is at work in your own imperfect life.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)