September 20, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 20, 2020                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. Oh How He Loves You and Me….. Joyce Boender, Organist

Children’s Medley

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………………… Great I Am……………………… led by Worship Team

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

Baptism of Elsie Marie Veenstra and Theo Jay Vande Voort

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

Congregation:  We do.

Pastor:  Let us bless Elsie and Theo 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.

Baptism Slideshow …………………….  “For This Child”………………………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………… How Deep the Father’s Love For Us…………………………………….

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Nicole Yoder………………………………………………. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Pew Bibles – page 1785

Sermon………………………………….. “Members of Christ”………………………………………………

“One Body, One Purpose” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Blessing & Exit Instructions……………………………………………………………………………………..

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………………………………. The Well

*Postlude……………….. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow……………………………….

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSSeptember 27:  Ministry Shares

TODAY:  This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptisms of Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, and Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

Today the church picnic and outdoor service will be held at Caldwell Park (across from the tennis courts on University Street).  Come at about 11:45 for lunch and enjoy a meal already prepared for you, followed by a praise and worship service. We will be doing the best we can with social distancing. Please bring your mask. Dinnerware will be provided; bring your own lawn chair to use during worship.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Dave Stevenson will be leading our worship service next Sunday.

Church School will begin for the year on September 27.  Due to coronavirus, it will look a little different this year.  Three-year-olds through 5th grade will meet on the third floor, and 6th through 12th graders will meet in the back of the sanctuary, near the sound booth.  Both classes will run from 10:45-11:05.

WEDNESDAY: Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome to join us!

Our Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on September 23 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages.  The supper will be held outside on the church’s lawn.  Meals can also be packaged for to-go orders.  Free will donations will be accepted.  The funds raised will help the club pay for activities, campouts, supplies. etc.

Adult Choir will practice in the sanctuary, 6:45-8:00 p.m. (Note time change.) Please bring masks to wear while singing.  New members are welcome! Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries at (worship@pella2crc.org) for more information.

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

NURSERY:  The nursery is open for use, but remains unstaffed for now.  If there is anyone (individuals or couples) currently willing to help out in the nursery on a rotating basis, please contact Sarah Christensen at sarah.christensen88@gmail.com or 641-780-8855.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome David Alexander, son of Dave and Ashley Voss, born August 21. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT – Parents of juniors and seniors are invited to the annual Fall College Planning Night on Monday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.  Mr. Engbers will review the college application and campus visiting process, talk about current trends in career planning, and give some college scholarship search tips.  This information may be especially valuable to parents preparing to send their first student off to college in the coming years, but anyone is welcome to attend!

PARENTS:  A live video with audio of our service is being projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  If you have a restless child or an infant who needs attention, please feel free to go downstairs.  You’ll be able to watch and hear everything that’s happening in the Worship Center.  Even if you’re not a parent and just need to move around, you are welcome to come down and watch as well.

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

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “The Well”.  Our offering September 27 will go for “Ministry QR CodeShares”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

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

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

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

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a facilitator on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to help in the 1st/2nd grade classroom.  If you would like to help or would like to know more information, contact Jeremy Copenhaver at principal@peoriachr.org.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Join local family, Stephen and Lacey Henderson and their daughter Estella, on Sunday, October 4, between 1:00-3:00 p.m. for a 5K event, One Million Steps for a Cure to End AHC.  Estella (22 months) has a rare disease called AHC and this event will help raise money for research to find a cure.  This will be held at the Pella Christian High School parking lot, and a 5K route will be available to walk, run or bike.  There is no official start time, and there is more information available on Estella’s Facebook page, END AHC for Estella, or on her donation website https://ahckids.z2systems.com/estellah.  To register for the race (free), go to www.ahckids.org/race and learn more about AHC and how to donate to the AHCF (Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation) to END AHC.

As Christians called to love one another, how can we talk about immigration in a way that unites us and is reflective of scripture?  Learn more about immigration from a biblical perspective through virtual workshops provided by the CRCNA — first three Tuesdays in October.  Questions? Contact Rose Admiraal, 641-204-1953, radmiraal44@gmail.com. Find out more at http://justice.crcna.org/church-between-borders.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Be Holy – The theme of Leviticus — to be holy because God is holy — still applies to followers of Christ today.  Join Groundwork as we study Leviticus 11:44-47, Leviticus 19:14-37, and 1 Peter 1:13-16  to help us better understand God’s command and what it means for how we live our lives.  Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Chamy’s Catastrophe – Chamy’s parents’ divorce is final on Friday.  Chamy doesn’t believe it!  Is there something she can do to bring her parents back together?   Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

Disability Concerns October Caregiver Series – Join us every Thursday in October at 12 p.m. EDT for a conversation on Caregiving.  This training event will help caregivers navigate the emotional landscape of their role and will give practical ideas how churches can help these families address the challenges for the person living with a disability as well as their siblings, parents, spouse, or other caregivers.  Registration required.  View our Network post:  Disability Concerns Canada Conference Re-Imagined

September 13, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 13, 2020                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………. Morning Has Broken……………. Debbie Nelson, Pianist

All Creatures of Our God and King

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen;  It Is Well

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship…………………… O God Beyond All Praising……………………….. Adult Choir

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………….. Rise Up, O Church of God………….. led by Worship Team

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

Sing……………………………. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying…………………………………..

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

Sing……………………………. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying…………………………………..

Song……………………………………………. I Am Not Alone……………………………. Worship Team

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Joyce Vander Molen……………………………….. Ephesians 6:10-11, 17-20

Pew Bibles – pages 1824

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

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

*Sing…………………………………….. Soldiers of Christ, Arise……………. Celebration #723:1-3

*Blessing & Exit Instructions……………………………………………………………………………………..

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………………………… General Fund

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries – Pianist, Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director
Worship Team; Trumpeter: Will Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSSeptember 20:  The Well;  September 27:  Ministry Shares

TODAY:  There will be a Council Chat immediately after the morning service.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptisms of Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, and Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

     On September 20 the church picnic and outdoor service will be held at Caldwell Park (across from the tennis courts on University Street).  Come at about 11:45 for lunch and enjoy a meal already prepared for you, followed by a praise and worship service. We will be doing the best we can with social distancing. Please bring your mask if you decide to attend. Dinnerware will be provided; bring your own lawn chair to use during worship.  If you plan to come for the meal, please RSVP to Brent Van Kooten (780-4255) or any of the deacons by this evening (Sunday, September 13), so we know how many are planning to come for the meal.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Anne Bokhoven, who will celebrate her 88th birthday on September 18, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for all the cards and telephone calls for my birthday.  God is good!” – JoAnn Boot

MONDAY:  Our bi-monthly congregational prayer meeting is tomorrow, September 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Weather and construction permitting, we will meet on our new building site.  Bring your own lawn chair.  We will put our chairs on the slab in what will be our new worship center, sitting six feet apart.  If needed we’ll meet at our existing building in the fellowship hall.  An update will go out on One Call on Monday morning confirming where we’ll meet.

WEDNESDAY:  Adult Choir will practice in the sanctuary, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Please bring masks to wear while singing.  New members are welcome! Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries at (worship@pella2crc.org) for more information.

SATURDAY:  Pella Christian Football’s annual pancake breakfast is Saturday, September 19 from 7:30-10:00 a.m. at the PCHS commons.  Join us for pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drink.  Drive-up to-go orders will be available.  A freewill donation will be taken to support the Eagle football program.

NURSERY:  The nursery is open for use, but remains unstaffed for now.  If there is anyone (individuals or couples) currently willing to help out in the nursery on a rotating basis, please contact Sarah Christensen at sarah.christensen88@gmail.com or 641-780-8855.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome David Alexander, son of Dave and Ashley Voss, born August 21. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Our Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on Wednesday, September 23 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages.  The supper will be held outside on the church’s lawn.  Meals can also be packaged for to-go orders.  Free will donations will be accepted.  The funds raised will help the club pay for activities, campouts, supplies. etc.

College Planning Night – Parents of juniors and seniors are invited to the annual Fall College Planning Night on Monday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.  Mr. Engbers will review the college application and campus visiting process, talk about current trends in career planning, and give some college scholarship search tips.  This information may be especially valuable to parents preparing to send their first student off to college in the coming years, but anyone is welcome to attend!

PARENTS:  A live video with audio of our service is being projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  If you have a restless child or an infant who needs attention, please feel free to go downstairs.  You’ll be able to watch and hear everything that’s happening in the Worship Center.  Even if you’re not a parent and just need to move around, you are welcome to come down and watch as well.

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

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “General Fund”.  Our offering September 20 will go to “The QR CodeWell”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

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

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

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

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a facilitator on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to help in the 1st/2nd grade classroom.  If you would like to help or would like to know more information, contact Jeremy Copenhaver at principal@peoriachr.org.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  A Holy God Lives Among Us – Our Holy God chooses to live in our midst, among unholy people.  Join us as we study Leviticus 1:1-2, Leviticus 10:1-7 Hebrews 10:19-25, and Mark 7:1-5, 14-23 to discover what this Old Testament book teaches us about living well in the presence of a holy God. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Pat Answers – Chamy unveils her latest invention.  Introducing the Positronic Affirmation Transmitter!  Will it solve Chamy’s latest problem?  And how exactly does it mess up Liz’s batting practice? Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that He had done.”  List all the things you “created” last week:  work projects, meals, social media posts, family schedules, clean clothes, conversations…  Which of these creations were “very good”?  Which helped others flourish?  Which did not?  Take some time to bring your list to God in prayer.

September 6, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 6, 2020                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. Speak, O Lord………………… Gloria De Bruin, Organ

                     In Christ Alone; The Lord Is My Light (Psalm 27)   Phyllis De Vries, Piano

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

Vocal Solo……………………………….. Word of God, Speak………………………. Joe Van Haaften

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

Sing………………………………………………… Thy Word………………………. Celebration #184:1-2

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Alexis Vos………………………………… Ephesians 6:11, 17;  Hebrews 4:12

Isaiah 55:10-11

Pew Bibles – pages 1824, 1866, 1149

Sermon…………………………….. “God’s Armor:  The Word”…………………………………………

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Blessing & Exit Instructions……………………………………………………………………………………..

Offering, as you leave……………………………………………………….. Rehoboth Christian School

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSSeptember 13:  General Fund; September 20:  The Well;  September 27:  Ministry Shares

NEXT SUNDAY:  There will be a Council Chat immediately after the morning service.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Thanks for all the ways you have remembered me on my recent birthday.  I am also thankful for good health as I age. Thanks be to God.” – Ken Van Gent

WELCOME:  The Council welcomes Zach and Stacia Veenstra as members of our congregation.  Their transfers of membership from First CRC in Oskaloosa and Prairie Lane CRC in Omaha, NE, were received and accepted with thanksgiving.  We pray for God’s blessings upon their family.

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Hour starts its new season at 1:30 p.m. in the church basement. Pastor Paul will be leading us.  All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us!

Adult Choir will practice 7:15-8:15 p.m. New members are welcome! Please contact Barbara Boertje (worship@pella2crc.org) for more information.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome David Alexander, son of Dave and Ashley Voss, born August 21. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

PARENTS:  A live video with audio of our service is being projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  If you have a restless child or an infant who needs attention, please feel free to go downstairs.  You’ll be able to watch and hear everything that’s happening in the Worship Center.  Even if you’re not a parent and just need to move around, you are welcome to come down and watch as well.

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

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “Rehoboth Christian School”.  Our offering September 13 will go to the “General Fund”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of QR Codethe week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Ed Uitermarkt, Joyce Vander Molen

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Elizabeth Uitermarkt, Mae Vander Wiel

Justin Van Zee                          –     Jerry Uitermarkt, Ken Van Gent

THANK YOU:  The Pella Food Shelf would like to thank you for your donations to our school supply program.  This year we were able to help 95 children in Pella and southern Marion County. Your donations made for some happy children!  Thank you again for your support!

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CIRCLE is having a Butter Braid and Cookie Dough Fundraiser through Friday, September 11.  There are five flavors of Butter Braids and three flavors of cookie dough. To place an order call Suzy Veenstra at 780-8856 or contact a student personally or online at https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/666b3ca5-5b58-404f-bd6f-53c03c72eb9b.  Payment is due at the time of the order.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a facilitator on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to help in the 1st/2nd grade classroom.  If you would like to help or would like to know more information, contact Jeremy Copenhaver at principal@peoriachr.org.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT:

Pella Regional Health Center is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment, and we would like to invite you to take part in an online survey. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience by following this link: www.PellaHealth.org/CHNA/  The survey will be extended until September 18, 2020. Paper copies of the survey are available upon request. All responses will be confidential.

Information from this study will be used by Pella Regional Health Center to develop an implementation plan to improve the health of our community. The information gathered from the survey will give us a snapshot of community health and what members of the community think are the areas of greatest need.  Anyone is welcome to complete the survey so please share the link with employees, friends, neighbors and clients.

Thank you for helping us gain valuable insights into the health needs of our community.  If you have questions, feel free to call Andrea Barker, Director, Marketing & Communications, Pella Regional Health Center, abarker@pellahealth.org, Office: 641-621-2358. Results of the assessment will be available on PellaHealth.org later this year.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Answer God’s Call for Justice – In our current society, the topic of justice has become very political.  Join Groundwork as we study Leviticus 25:10-17, Luke 4:17-21, Acts 6:1-4, Amos 5, and Micah 6:8 to better understand the meaning of biblical justice and what that means for our role in pursuing justice. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Heart of Grace – What’s wrong with Chamy?  Why is she crying?  Lucille finds out and learns a lesson about being a friend.  Also a new KC song is featured!   Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

FROM WORLD RENEW:  Hurricane Laura made landfall in the southwest corner of Louisiana on August 27.  It is reported to be the strongest hurricane to hit in 164 years.  World Renew-Disaster Response Services is monitoring this disaster and making plans for long term recovery work.  Please pray for the families and communities affected by Hurricane Laura.  Also pray for DRS staff and volunteers and all disaster responders, as the coronavirus pandemic greatly complicates how to help.  DRS is accepting donations for Hurricane Laura.  Give online at worldrenew.net/hurricanelaura or send a check to World Renew, 1700 28th St., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407 with “Hurricane Laura” in the Memo line.

August 30, 2020

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

Prelude…………………………………….. The Good Shepherd……………. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

It Is Well with My Soul

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship (Psalm 27:1, 5)………………………………………………………………………………….

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

Vocal Solo………………………………. The Lord Is My Light…………….. Glenda Van Woerkom

Debbie Nelson, Pianist

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………… Praise the King………………….. led by Worship Team

*Sing …………………………………………… What a Friend…………………………………………………….

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

Vocal Solo………………. Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)………. Levi Nieuwsma

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Kim Hoekstra…………………………………………. Ephesians 2:4-7;  6:14-18

Pew Bibles – pages 1819 & 1824

Sermon……………………………….. “The Armor – Salvation”……………………………………………

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………….. International Justice Mission

*Postlude………………………………………. Almost Home……………………………… Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSSeptember 6:  Rehoboth Christian School;  September 13:  General Fund; September 20:  The Well;  September 27:  Ministry Shares

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Debra Klyn is much improved and has returned to her home.  Pray that she will continue to make progress.

“Thank you to each and everyone who remembered me with cards, telephone calls, and well wishes on my 87th birthday.  Also, thank you to Barbara and the Men’s Quartet for their visit with music.  What a blessing it is to be part of the Pella II Church family.” – Hermina Stursma

“Thank you for all the cards and birthday wishes sent to me for my birthday.  God is good, all the time, God is good.” – Ed Uitermarkt

We rejoice at the birth of a healthy boy, David Alexander, born August 21 to Dave and Ashley Voss.  We thank God for this great gift!

MONDAY:  The Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on August 31.

ADULT CHOIR will practice this Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. New members are welcome! Please contact Barbara Boertje (worship@pella2crc.org) for more information.

PARENTS:  A live video with audio of our service is being projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  If you have a restless child or an infant who needs attention, please feel free to go downstairs.  You’ll be able to watch and hear everything that’s happening in the Worship Center.  Even if you’re not a parent and just need to move around, you are welcome to come down and watch as well.

BUILDING PLEDGES:  So far in 2020 we have received $89,500 in pledges, leaving $130,000 in pledges remaining for the year.  We have also received $66,000 in excess of pledged amounts toward our $250,000 matching contribution.  As we approach the end of the year, we request that you please review your pledged amount either in Breeze, or by contacting a deacon.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP will begin meeting on September 9 at 1:30 p.m.

GEMS:  All girls 2nd grade through 8th grade are invited to join us for another fun year of GEMS!  Our program will start September 9 and run every other Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  For more information and to sign up please contact Katie Magnussen at kathrynagnussen@gmail.com.

CHURCH  PICNIC:  The annual church picnic is being planned for September 20 at Caldwell Park.  More details will follow.

CHURCH SCHOOL:  Tentatively we are planning to begin Church School on September 27 from 10:45-11:05 a.m.  We are taking special precautions to make sure children and teachers maintain adequate social distancing.

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

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “International Justice Mission”.  Our offering September 6 will QR Codego to “Rehoboth Christian School”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

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

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

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

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

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CIRCLE is having a Butter Braid and Cookie Dough Fundraiser through Friday, September 11.  There are five flavors of Butter Braids and three flavors of cookie dough. To place an order call Suzy Veenstra at 780-8856 or contact a student personally or online at https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/666b3ca5-5b58-404f-bd6f-53c03c72eb9b.  Payment is due at the time of the order.

WORLD RENEW – DRS RESPONDING TO DERECHO IN IOWA – World Renew DRS Regional Volunteer Managers Pat and Rich Grasman traveled through Tama County and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last week to assess needs and make contacts, including members of Peace CRC and Pastor Gary Brouwers, after a derecho storm hit the state on August 10. DRS staff plan to travel to Iowa soon to determine the role for 1-day volunteers. If you live in Iowa and are interested in assisting with the World Renew DRS response, please contact Chris Gibson at 800-848-5818 or email cgibson@worldrenew.net. DRS is accepting donations for the derecho storm response in Iowa. Give online at worldrenew.net/drs or send your check, made out to World Renew DRS with “North America Disasters” in the Memo line.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Worship and Fellowship Together – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we participate in church.  Join Groundwork as we study Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, and Hebrews 10:19-25 to understand the importance of our spiritual community, especially during trying times. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Tommy Two Toad – Lis has been asked to be a friend to the new kid in school, but the new kid is the most annoying lizard Liz has ever met.  How can Liz help this obnoxious lizard make and keep friends? Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download Power Tools: Taking a Stand Against Bullying, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about bullying  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – Philippians 4:8 is a wonderful verse to memorize on your own or as a family.  “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”

August 23, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 23, 2020                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………… Thy Love to Me, O Christ…………………………………………….

Faith of Our Fathers;  Lead On, O King Eternal

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship, Responsive Reading (Hebrews 11:1-3, 6; 12:1-2)……………………………….

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………………… By Faith…………………………………………………………

*Sing ……………………………………………… Yes, I Will………………………………………………………..

Installation of Elder Jim Gosselink………………………………………………………………………………

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

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

Tuba Solo…………………………………… The Love of God…………………………… Lexie Matherly

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Alex Agbuya……………………………………………………… Ephesians 6:14-18

Pew Bibles – page 1824

Sermon…………………………………… “The Armor – Faith”……………………………………………….

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Sing……………………………………….. He Will Hold Me Fast…………………………. vs. 1, 2 *vs. 3

*Sing………………………………………………… By Faith…………………………………………………. vs. 5

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

Offering, as you leave……………………………………………………………………….. Freedom House

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSAugust 30:  International Justice Mission

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Ken Van Gent who will celebrate his 89th birthday on August 24, and to JoAnn Boot who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on August 29, and pray for God’s blessings on each of them.

MONDAY:  Our bi-monthly congregational prayer meeting is tomorrow, August 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Weather and construction permitting, we will meet on our new building site.  Bring your own lawn chair.  We will put our chairs on the slab in what will be our new worship center, sitting six feet apart.  If needed we’ll meet at our existing building in the fellowship hall.  An update will go out on One Call on Monday morning confirming where we’ll meet.

ADULT CHOIR and anyone interested in singing with us:  We will practice this Wednesday, August 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Please contact Barbara Boertje (worship@pella2crc.org) for more information.

PARENTS:  A live video with audio of our service is being projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  If you have a restless child or an infant who needs attention, please feel free to go downstairs.  You’ll be able to watch and hear everything that’s happening in the Worship Center.  Even if you’re not a parent and just need to move around, you are welcome to come down and watch as well.

POTENTIAL CADETS!  Do you  know any boys between 2nd and 8th grade who would enjoy Cadets?  If so, the Cadets are preparing for another fun year and we encourage you to  invite them to join us!  Our program runs from September to March and our meetings are on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30.  Please contact Jon Yoder or any other counselor with questions or to get a boy signed up!

CHURCH SCHOOL:  Tentatively we are planning to begin Church School on September 27 from 10:45-11:05 a.m.  We are taking special precautions to make sure children and teachers maintain adequate social distancing.

CHURCH  PICNIC:  The annual church picnic is being planned for September 20 at Caldwell Park.  More details will follow.

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

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “Freedom House”.  Our offering August 30 will go to the QR Code“International Justice Mission”.   Loose change and undesignated checks go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATE FROM REHOBOTH:  Thankfully virus-positive cases in the Navajo Nation have decreased significantly.  Please continue to pray for our students, staff and families as they live with the challenges of the new school year starting online and with losses of loved ones due to COVID-19.  Pray also that our financial needs will be met with added unbudgeted expenses due to the virus.

 

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Trust God’s Providence – As the pandemic continues and the inequality in our society becomes glaringly apparent, many of us long for assurance that God still cares.  Study Psalm 104:27-30, Deuteronomy 8:3-18, Romans 8:28 and Jeremiah 19:1-3 with us to remember where God is and why we trust Him.  Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Discord of Three – A bully is bothering Scooter, but what can Liz do about it? Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download Power Tools: Taking a Stand Against Bullying, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about bullying  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

HANDBOOK OF BIBLICAL PARENTING – Teaching our kids to love God is the key calling of parenthood. “A Handbook of Biblical Parenting” from Family Fire empowers you to fulfill your most important responsibilities as a parent.  Get the ebook when you subscribe at familylfire.com/parenting handbook.

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – Something to think about this week:  “We need help setting aside all the doing that we clutch so tightly, so that our hands can be open to receive the gifts God has in store…We need time to be.  Time to reflect… Time to draw close to a God who revealed God’s own name, which turns out not to have anything to do with doing, but everything to do with being:  I Am Who I Am.” – from a blog post titled “When Doing More Isn’t Enough” by Austin Crenshaw Shelley

WORLD RENEW BEIRUT RESPONSE:  World Renew is continuing to respond to the enormous need in Beirut in the aftermath of the August 4 explosion.  Many families are now left homeless and hungry.  World Renew and its partner in Lebanon are  providing meals, food vouchers, and hygiene equipment for people in Beirut.

August 16, 2020

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

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

Lamb of Glory; Thou Art Worthy

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

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

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

GOD’S WORD

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

Pew Bibles – page 1824

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

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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

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

August 9, 2020

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

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

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

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

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

GOD’S WORD

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

Pew Bibles – page 1824

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

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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

August 2, 2020

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

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

Who Is on the Lord’s Side?

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

See page 2 in bulletin for words and music.

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

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

GOD’S WORD

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

Pew Bibles – page 1824

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

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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

July 26, 2020

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

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

The Good Shepherd

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

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

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

GOD’S WORD

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

Pew Bibles – page 1824

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

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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

July 19, 2020

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

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

Holy Spirit, Rain Down

Change My Heart, O God

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

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

GOD’S WORD

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

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

Pew Bibles – page 1690

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

“The Holy Spirit” Series, Final

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSJuly 26:  With Love Toy Ministry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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