November 10, 2019

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

Prelude……………………………………. To God Be the Glory…………… Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; Praise the King

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ……………………………………………… All Is Well……………………………………………………….

*Sing………………………………………… O Praise the Name…………………………………………………

Recognition of Veterans……………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

BAPTISM OF CHLOE SUE ROOSE

PREPARATION

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, God helping us.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

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

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

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

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Chloe 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.

   Let us bless Chloe 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………………………………….. Back to God Ministries International

Slide Show of Chloe  – Good, Good Father

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Brent Pierson…………………………………………………….. Ephesians 5:21-33

Pew Bibles – 1823

Sermon………………………… “Husbands Who Love Their Wives”……………………………………

“Christian Marriage” Series, Part 5

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Worship Team
Soloist:  Levi Nieuwsma; Guitarist: Calvin Roose

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for November 10, 2019

OFFERINGSNovember 17:  General Fund (Facilities Upkeep focus); November 24:  Ministry Shares; November 28 (Thanksgiving Day):  Thanksgiving Envelopes

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) April Nieuwsma, Allison Van Wyngarden, Lexi Matherly; November 17:  (A.M.) Kala Talsma, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; North Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; November 17:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper; South Doors: Dorothy Rus

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Regina Vaverka – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; November 17:  Tammy Bradford – C,J,S; Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Marilyn Vander Molen – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; November 17: Sherwin Klyn

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

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

This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Chloe Sue, daughter of Calvin and Stephanie Roose. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

Church School Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.

Adult Choir will practice this morning, 10:50-11:30, to sing in worship on November 17.  Our next Wednesday rehearsal will be November 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on The Name of God – “Yahweh Yireh” The Lord Will Provide.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Faith CRC at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on The Name of God – “Yahweh Sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts”

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Mary Klyn had 4 tiny strokes last Sunday. She spent several days at Pella Regional Health Center and then went to Des Moines for further treatment.  Please pray for a quick recovery as well as for grace and peace for both Sid and Mary.

John Van Woerkom will have hip replacement surgery on Wednesday, the 13th, at Mercy West Hospital in Des Moines.  Please pray for successful surgery and a good recovery.

“I want to thank the congregation for the cards and phone calls I received for my birthday.” – Thressa Nieuwsma

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

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

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

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

OUR VETERANS:  As a congregation we join with our fellow citizens in honoring those who have served and are serving our country in the military.  Many have served in time of war, and some have been wounded in combat.  We honor all of them for their service and sacrifice.  They are as follows:

Ryan Hoekstra, Marion Klyn, Sid Klyn, Ron Kramer, Bill Schimmel, Phil Slings, Bob Spencer, Bill Stursma, Ed Uitermarkt, Doyle Vande Lune, Devin Vander Molen, Ken Van Gent, Carl Van Houweling, John Van Woerkom, John Van Zee

FROM COUNCIL:

  • Our annual Congregational Meeting will be held November 18 at 7:00 p.m. At that meeting we will vote on the 2020 budget.  We will also vote on accepting the slate of candidates for elder and deacon from which names will be drawn.  The Council brings forward the following nominations for the respective church offices:

Governing Board Elders:  Darrell Boot, Brian Van Kooten, Jason Van Hal
Shepherding Elders:  Dave Stevenson, Jeff Van Kooten, Matt Vos
Deacons:  Stu Bokhoven, Jamis Christensen, Will Vande Voort, Jon Golliet, Shane Tukker

  • The Council received and approved the following membership transfers: Elmer, Darlene and Randy Kloosterman to Third Church, and Ray and Lois Klyn to Covenant Reformed Church.

NAME CHANGE:  The Name Change Task Force would like to invite the congregation to prayerfully consider and submit name suggestions (and their reasoning, if desired) for consideration from now until DECEMBER 1st.  Suggestions can be submitted by email to bev@kcwnfm.org or jnyoder16@gmail.com, by placing in Bev DeVries or Jon Yoder’s church mailbox, or by speaking to any member of the team.  Suggestions can be signed or remain anonymous.

THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES:  The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families.  Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 150  15.25 oz. cans of fruit cocktail for these boxes no later than November 17.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of fruit cocktail.  A collection table is downstairs.

IMMIGRATION MEETING: You are invited to meet in the sanctuary of Calvary CRC today at 2:30 p.m. to learn more about immigration.  Nursery will be provided.  You will hear a story from a Dutch immigrant family, share your own stories, and learn how we can respond Biblically to immigration today.

LEADERSHIP ALLILANCE CONFERENCE: Vermeer Charitable Foundation invites you to an evening with Dr. Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.  Bolsinger has written three books including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory and It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives.  He will be speaking on the topic “Canoeing the Mountains: Leadership in Uncharted Territory.”  This free, open to the public event will be held Wednesday, November 13, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Vermeer Global Pavilion, 2110 Vermeer Rd. E., Pella, IA.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Children’s Choir’s (1st-7th grade) next rehearsal will be Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-6:55 p.m. to sing for the November 24 worship service.

Peoria Christian School Date Night Fundraiser:  Haven’t had a date night in a while, then this is the event for you. Feel free to drop your kids off at Peoria school and enjoy a date night with your spouse on Friday, November 22. Please bring your kids by anytime between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. The 7th and 8th grade students will be helping to babysit on this night as a fundraiser for the 7th and 8th grade students as they prepare to go to the Creation Museum and Ark in the spring. Help support our students and enjoy a date night at the same time. We will be having devotions, prayer, pizza, and plenty of fun. Please send any questions and RSVP to office@peoriachr.org so we have enough food for the event. Thank you for your continued support.

818 Forward With Faith will be celebrating the grand opening of their first home, located at 812 Lincoln St., in Pella on Saturday, November 23,  9:00 a.m.-Noon.  Everyone is invited to stop by and see the new house! For those interested, a registry for 812 Lincoln St. has been created at Best of Thymes, Simple Treasures and Walmart to welcome the men to their new home.

LEGACY OF GRACE DONATIONS: The Legacy of Grace Student Tuition Organization (LOG STO) is once again actively seeking donations.  A 65% state tax credit will be given on the first $426,604 donated. Please check out the website at www.logsto.org for information and a donation form or go to www.pceagles.org for the link on the home page. These monies help to assist the families in their desire for a Christian education.

 

PELLA CHRISTIAN FFA CHAPTER UPDATE:

  • More than 50 members and guests attended the kick-off event at Caldwell in September.
  • 25 members participated in FFA contests at the Clark County fairgrounds on September 17. Members were able to learn more about livestock evaluation, dairy foods, and vet science.
  • Five members attended the National Convention October 30-November 1 and had a great time hearing from speakers and exploring the expo.

Upcoming events:

  1. Fruit delivery the first week in December. Hard copy ordering has now closed. You may still make purchases online. If you wish to do so please contact Miss Rethmeier at rethmeiere@pceagles.org for the information.
  2. KEY Cooperative Bushels for Ag program allows producers to donate any amount of corn or soybeans to the Pella Christian FFA chapter at any KEY location. FFA members will then practice their marketing skills in class to sell the grain. Income from grain sales will go to the chapter to support events such as our annual banquet, state convention, FFA Week celebrations, and leadership training.

As you can see the PCHS Ag/FFA program has had a busy year already. Please continue to pray for this program and its members. We appreciate your support!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Making Sense of Setbacks – Just like most building and construction projects, we can expect to encounter setbacks in our lives.  Join us as we study the setbacks Ezra and Nehemiah faced in Ezra 3-4 and Ezra 7:8-28 to gain a greater understanding and biblical perspective for enduring our own trials and setbacks.

KIDS CORNER: Remembrance Day – It’s time for the annual Remembrance Day parade, but what exactly are Liz and his friends remembering?  And why is Grandpa so sad Download DC’s Advent Gifts of Kindness devotionals to lead your family as you prepare for Christmas.

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – “Wondering questions” are an excellent way to engage kids (and people of all ages!) with Scripture.  For example, after you read the creation story, ask open-ended questions like “I wonder what it looked like when God created the stars?” “I wonder what it would be like if there were no predators in our world?”  “I wonder what you would feel like if you were the first person in God’s creation?”

November 3, 2019

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

Prelude……………………………………. Morning Has Broken………………………………………………..

Find Us Faithful

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Greetings from Cary Christian Center, Mississippi……………………………………………………….

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

The children are invited to the front after this song.

Children’s Message………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Paul

Offering (procession to front)………………….. World Renew for World Hunger – Peter Fish

Offertory: Sing – The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power

Children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ) after bringing their fish.

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Allison Van Wyngarden……………………………….. Ephesians 5:21-24, 33

Pew Bibles – page 1823

Sermon……………………… “Wives Who Respect Their Husbands”………………………………….

“Christian Marriage” Series, Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Anthem for Choir and Congregation………….. Holy, Holy, Holy…………………………………….

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

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Worship Team; Adult Choir, Tammy Bradford & Phyllis De Vries, Accompanists,
Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for November 3, 2019

OFFERINGSNovember 10:  Back to God Ministries International; November 17:  General Fund (Facilities Upkeep focus); November 24:  Ministry Shares; November 28 (Thanksgiving Day):  Thanksgiving Envelopes

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Kim Roose, Judy Van Zee, Ethan Tukker; November 10:  (A.M.) April Nieuwsma, Allison Van Wyngarden, Lexi Matherly

C4C LEADERToday:  Sarah Christensen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; North Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries; November 10:  East Doors:  Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; North Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra

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

Today: Sarah Christensen – C,J,S; Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Melissa Tukker – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; November 10:  Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Regina Vaverka – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Vander Molen; November 10: Ken Van Woerkom

NOVEMBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Dave Stevenson, Bill Stursma

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Jerry Uitermarkt, Marilyn Vander Molen

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Ron Spoelstra, Ed Uitermarkt

Justin Van Zee                          –     Elizabeth Uitermarkt, Joyce Vander Molen

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 are encouraged to go upstairs after they go through the Offering processional.  Visitors are also welcome!  Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leader is Sarah Christensen.

Today is World Hunger Sunday, and we will collect the Peter Fish.  Please pray for all in our world who struggle to have enough food each day.

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.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Nate Klingenburg will preach.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Chloe Sue, daughter of Calvin and Stephanie Roose. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on The Name of God – “Yahweh Yireh” The Lord Will Provide.

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 to join us!

Kingdom Kids will meet 5:30-6:50.  Our topic is “God is Jesus’ Father”.

Children’s Choir (1st-7th grades) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

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

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

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP IN THE NURSERY?  More willing helpers are needed to care for our children in the nursery on Sunday mornings.  If you are able to help, please contact Sarah Christensen, 641-780-8855 or sarah.christensen88@gmail.com.

THANK YOU everyone who came out to Pizza Ranch!  The GEMS girls had so much fun seeing everyone and clearing tables.  Thank you for your continued support of our ministry.

THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES:  The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families.  Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 150  15.25 oz. cans of fruit cocktail for these boxes no later than November 17.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of fruit cocktail.  A collection table is downstairs.

CARY MISSION TRIP:  Pella II Mission Team is planning a trip to Cary Christian Center this winter.  Tentative dates are leaving December 1 or 8, CCC has nine roofs that need to be replaced. We will be staying in the dorms and hopefully finding someone to cook for us.  The trip could be a week, or shorter if the work is finished.  Please contact Jon Van Woerkom if you have interest in going.

WAFFLE SUPPER:  The IGNITE Youth Group of Oskaloosa 1st CRC will have their annual Belgium Waffle Supper this Wednesday, November 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Enjoy delicious waffles with all the toppings, sausages & drink.  Support the IGNITE Youth Group and their mission trip this summer.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANNUAL BAZAAR will be this Friday, November 8, at the Peoria Christian School Gym.  This year’s theme is “For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled evening.  Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time 3:00-4:30; Supper 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00.  Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned off.  Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian School.

FROM THE LE MAHIEU’s:  We appreciate your recent gift to support Wycliffe and our family in Papua New Guinea.  As we reflect on Reformation Day, we are so thankful that we have God’s Word in our own language.  This is our desire for our Papua New Guinean brothers and sisters, that they will understand God’s truths through a greater access to His scriptures.  Thank you for continuing to partner with us in this work.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

You are invited to hear the story of Dutch immigrants, share your immigration story and learn how immigration works.  How can we respond Biblically and less politically about immigration today? All faith communities are invited to Calvary CRC on November 10 at 2:30 p.m.  Nursery will be provided.

Veterans Day Lunch! You are invited to join Peoria Christian School in honoring Veterans with a short assembly and luncheon on Monday, November 11, at 12 noon.  If you would like to join us, please RSVP by November 8.

Vermeer Charitable Foundation invites you to an evening with Dr. Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.  Bolsinger has written three books including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory and It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives.  He will be speaking on the topic “Canoeing the Mountains: Leadership in Uncharted Territory.”  This free, open to the public event will be held Wednesday, November 13, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Vermeer Global Pavilion, 2110 Vermeer Rd. E., Pella, IA.

You are also invited to join us for a full day with Dr. Bolsinger on Thursday, November 14, at the Vermeer Global Pavilion.  During four sessions, Bolsinger will be presenting on the topic “Tempered: How leaders develop resilience amidst the crucible of change.”  This full day event requires a registration fee of $25 before November 6.  Further questions – call 641-628-3141 or e-mail charitablefoundation@vermeer.com.  More information can be found at www.vermeer.com, click on About Us, Community, Vermeer Charitable Foundation, Leadership Alliance.

The annual Pella Pro-Life Cookie Sale will be Thursday, December 12.  If you are willing to help or have questions, please contact Jocelyn Meinders at jclynmndrs@gmail.com or 515-346-8016.  Thanks for supporting LIFE.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • October Financial Report
  • Pella II Newsletter
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Pella Christian High School The Reporter
  • Breaking Barriers, Disability Concerns newsletter
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Know That God Is Working – When life has fallen apart, it can be difficult to know where or how to begin rebuilding.  Join Groundwork as we study the rebuilding of Jerusalem in Ezra 1-2, Ezra 7:1-8, and Nehemiah 1:1-4 for Biblical wisdom and guidance for rebuilding with confidence after life knocks us down.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Liz: Temptation Hunter – Even though Grandpa warns him, Liz can’t ignore  the temptation of fame and fortune and an adventure looking for hidden treasure.  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway The Bible Challenge Activity book 8.

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP: Some wisdom to think about and talk about this week:  “It’s a gift to joyfully recognize and accept our own smallness and ordinariness.  Then you are free with nothing to live up to, nothing to prove, and nothing to protect.  Such freedom is my best description of Christian maturity, because once you know that your ‘I’ is great and one with God, you can, ironically, be quite content with a small and ordinary ‘I’.” – Richard Rohr, Radical Grace: Daily Meditations.

(FaithFormationMinistries;crna.org/FaithFormation).

FROM WORLD RENEW:  Today is World Hunger Sunday! – Today we are taking a collection to support the work of World Renew as they walk with hungry families around the world.  Each of the 821 million hungry people on our planet are as particular and precious to God as you are.  Thank you for giving as you are able to a ministry that firmly believes that God can “accomplish abundantly far more than all we ask or imagine.”

October 27, 2019

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

Prelude……………………………. I Sing the Mighty Power of God………………………………………..

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship…………………………. God Is Our Refuge……………………………………….. Choir

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

PRAISE TO GOD

* Litany for Reformation Sunday / Sing: A Mighty Fortress ………Celebration #151:1-4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………. Christian Education Fund
Offertory…………Sing:  Living Hope…….led by Worship Team

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Woerkom…………………………………………….. Ephesians 5:25-33

Pew Bibles – page 1823

Sermon……………………….. “The Covenant of Marriage, Part 2”……………………………………

“Christian Marriage” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor: Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Worship Team; Worship Leader: Jon Golliet
Trumpeters: Will Vande Voort, Robert Rus
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries – Pianist, Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for October 27, 2019

OFFERINGSNovember 3:  World Renew (World Hunger Sunday); November 10:  Back to God Ministries International; November 17:  General Fund (Facilities Upkeep focus); November 24:  Ministry Shares; November 28 (Thanksgiving Day):  Thanksgiving Envelopes

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Lisa Van Kooten, Susan Pierson, Alexis Vos; November 3:  Kim Roose, Judy Van Zee, Ethan Tukker

C4C LEADERNovember 3:  Sarah Christensen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; North Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; South Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; November 3:  East Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; North Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; November 3:  Sarah Christensen – C,J,S; Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Melissa Tukker – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; November 3:  Jeff Vander Molen

NOVEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Stu Bokhoven, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Tony Van Zee; South Side: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

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

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

Church School Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.

At 6:00 p.m. there will be a joint Reformation Day Celebration at Calvary Christian Reformed Church.  Dr. Jul Medenblik, President of Calvin Theological Seminary, will be bringing God’s Word, and there will be music by a joint choir.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday –  remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Nate Klingenburg will preach.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Alberta De Jong who will observe her 86th birthday on November 3 and pray for God’s blessings.

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

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

WEDNESDAY: The GEMS club invites everyone to our Pizza Ranch fundraiser Wednesday Oct. 30th at the Pella Pizza Ranch between 5:00 and 7:30 pm.  Take a night off from cooking and come and support our great group of girls.

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

THE PCHS THEATRE TROUPE will open its 70th theatre season with Disney’s newest musical, Newsies, on October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.  Having just been released to the general public, Pella Christian will be only the 4th high school in Iowa to perform the show!  Reserved tickets are no longer sold in the school office but are available for purchase on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/  (This link will also appear on the school website.)  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students ($2 more at the door) which includes credit card and handling fees charged to the school.  All sales will be final.

FROM THE DEACONS:  If you have not yet picked up your Peter Fish, they are still available by the back sanctuary entrance.  Please consider filling them with your spare change and bring them back on November 3, World Hunger Sunday.  We will collect them at the a.m. service.  Please pray for all in our world who struggle to have enough food each day.

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP IN THE NURSERY?  More willing helpers are needed to care for our children in the nursery on Sunday mornings.  If you are able to help, please contact Sarah Christensen, 641-780-8855 or sarah.christensen88@gmail.com.

THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES:  The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families.  Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 150  15.25 oz. cans of fruit cocktail for these boxes no later than November 17.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of fruit cocktail.  A collection table will be downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Children’s Choir’s next rehearsal will be Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30-6:55 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.

Pella II Mission Team is planning a trip to Cary Christian Center this winter.  Tentative dates are leaving December 1 or 8, CCC has 9 roofs that need to be replaced, we will be staying in the dorms and hopefully finding someone to cook for us.  The trip could be a week or shorter if the work is finished.  Please contact Jon van Woerkom if you have interest in going.

Cary Christian Center Catfish Fry will be on November 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Faith CRC in Pella.  We will also be serving Chicken and hush Puppies along with some sides.  Please join us to support the programs at the Cary Christian Center.

Understanding and Responding to Our Polarized Politics: A Christian Perspective.  Geneva Campus Ministry presents University of Iowa Associate Professor Cary Covington.  Join us for a lecture on how the church and Christians can engage amid strife and conflict in our culture.  Sunday November 3rd, 3pm. Shambaugh Auditorium. 125 W Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Waffle Supper:  Save the date and bring your appetite! The IGNITE Youth Group of 1st CRC will be having their annual Belgium Waffle Supper on Wednesday Nov. 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Enjoy delicious waffles with all the toppings, sausages & drink.  Support the IGNITE Youth Group and their mission trip this summer.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 8, at the Peoria Christian School Gym.  This year’s theme is “For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled evening.  Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time 3:00-4:30; Supper 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00.  Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned off.  Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian School.

You are invited to hear the story of a family seeking asylum here in Pella and learn more about the asylum process in the U.S.  How do we respond Biblically and less politically about immigration? All faith communities are invited to Calvary CRC on November 10 at 2:30 p.m.  Nursery will be provided.

Veterans Day Lunch! You are invited to join Peoria Christian School in honoring Veterans with a short assembly and luncheon on Tuesday, November 11, at 12PM.  If you would like to join us, please RSVP by November 8.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AT PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL:  PCHS Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.mm. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium.  A reminder that there will be no classes on Friday, November 1, for a teacher work day.

The PCHS Theatre Troup will open its 70th theatre season with Disney’s newest musical, Newsies, Oct. 31, Nov 1 & 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.  Having just been released to the general public, Pella Christian will be only the 4th high school in Iowa to perform the show! Reserved tickets are no longer sold in the school office but are available for purchase on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ (this link is on the school website home page.) Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students ($2 more at the door) which includes credit card and handling fees charged to the school.  All sales will be final.

ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR OPENING: Pella Christian Grade School and High School have an immediate opening for a full-time Admissions Director.  The Admissions Director is responsible for representing and marketing PCGS and PCHS to parents, prospective parents, and community to bring in new students and retain current students. This includes managing the entire admission process and events from initial inquiry to enrollment to integration into the school. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please call the PCGS office (641-628-2414) or email (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net). Mr. Te Grotenhuis would be happy to have a conversation with interested parties or make contact with potential applicants.

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CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FAITH OF OUR FAMILIES – How do I nurture the faith of my children? My heart aches for a loved one who doesn’t believe in God. Join Groundwork as we dig into Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 1:18-19a, and more to answer questions you have sent us about encouraging the faith of those we know and love. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Bible New: Esther, Part Two – Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Esther. How can she save God’s people? Will she give the ultimate sacrifice? Listen now at kidscorner.net.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: “Regardless of what a family looks like, its adult members can have a big impact on the development of children’s faith. And they do that primarily by modeling faith in everyday moments. What do those moments look like? They are amazingly ordinary. Holding hands, praying at the table, going to bed . . . talking about a bad day at school—those moments all have the potential to form faith.”—from Dear Parent: A Guide for Family Faith Formation, by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

October 20, 2019

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

Prelude………………………………………. How Great Thou Art…………………………………………………..

How Firm a Foundation; Jesus Loves Me

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Sing……………………………………… The Lord Is My Salvation……………………………………………….

BAPTISM OF SERENITY RUTH VAN ZEE

PREPARATION

What does baptism signify?

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

What else does it mean?

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

Should our children be baptized too?

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

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

   Questions for the parents.

   Question for the congregation.

.. Do you promise to love, encourage, and support 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, God helping us.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

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

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

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

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Serenity 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.

   Let us bless Serenity 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…………………………………………………………… Disability Concerns

Slide Show of Serenity

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

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Emily Boender……………………………. Ephesians 5:31-33;  Malachi 2:13-16

Pew Bibles – pages 1823 & 1489

Sermon…………………………. “The Covenant of Marriage, Part 1”………………………………………

“Christian Marriage” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

*Postlude………………………. Make Me a Blessing;  Trust and Obey……………………………………..

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Gloria De Bruin
Worship Team; Harpist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for October 20, 2019

OFFERINGSOctober 27:  Christian Education Fund; November 3:  World Renew (World Hunger Sunday); November 10:  Back to God Ministries International; November 17:  General Fund (Facilities Upkeep focus); November 24:  Ministry Shares; November 28 (Thanksgiving):  Thanksgiving Envelopes

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Kim Vander Molen, Kaden Van Wyngarden; October 27:  (A.M.) Lisa Van Kooten, Susan Pierson, Alexis Vos

C4C LEADERToday:  Jeanetta Nieuwsma

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; North Doors & South Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom ; October 27:  East Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; North Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; South Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose

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

Today: Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; October 27:  Paula Klyn – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; October 27:  Sherwin Klyn

NOVEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Stu Bokhoven, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Tony Van Zee; South Side: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

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

This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Serenity Ruth, daughter of Tony and Sarah Van Zee. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

Church School Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on “Yahweh Shalom” The Lord is Peace.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. there will be a joint Reformation Day Celebration at Calvary Christian Reformed Church.  Dr. Jul Medenblik, President of Calvin Theological Seminary, will be bringing God’s Word, and there will be music by a joint choir.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Edith Van Zee, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on October 23, and to Thressa Nieuwsma, who will celebrate her 88th birthday on October 24, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for all the cards, calls and best wishes for my birthday.  I’m so blessed by all the love from my church family!” – Cathryn Van Ee

“Thanks to everyone who sent Best Wishes in so many ways for my 90th birthday.  It made for a very special day.” – Mae Vander Wiel

“Greetings from North Carolina and the Wycliffe/JAARS Center.  The time has been good and I thank you for your prayers and support.  On Wednesday, the 23rd, I fly back to Iowa.  Pray for good travel.  Thank you!” – Kathleen De Haan

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 October 21.

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

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Psalm 65.  All ladies are welcome to attend!

Kingdom Kids meet 5:30-6:50 p.m.  Our topic will be “God is our Heavenly Father”.

Children’s Choir (1st-7th grade) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

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

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

COMBINED CHOIR OPPORTUNITY:  Even if you are not currently singing in Adult Choir, if you have previously sung God Is Our Refuge (by Allen Pote), you are welcome to sing with our choir at a combined worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 27, 6:00 p.m. at Calvary CRC.  If interested, please attend rehearsal in our sanctuary on Wednesday, October 23, 8:10-8:30 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for more details.

PETER FISHBe sure to pick up your Peter Fish today.  They are available in the narthex.  Fill them with that spare pocket change and return them on Sunday, November 3, at the morning service, when our denomination observes World Hunger Sunday.

THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES:  The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families.  Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 150  15.25 oz. cans of fruit cocktail for these boxes no later than November 17.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of fruit cocktail.  A collection table will be downstairs.

OFFICE HOURS:  Regina will be making the bulletins for the 27th while Ruth is on vacation. Her hours will be different; however, announcements can be left in the usual way.

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP IN THE NURSERY?  More willing helpers are needed to care for our children in the nursery on Sunday mornings.  If you are able to help, please contact Sarah Christensen, 641-780-8855 or sarah.christensen88@gmail.com.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The PCHS Theatre Troupe will open its 70th theatre season with Disney’s newest musical, Newsies, on October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.  Having just been released to the general public, Pella Christian will be only the 4th high school in Iowa to perform the show!  Reserved tickets are no longer sold in the school office but are available for purchase on-line beginning October 21 at https://pchstt.booktix.com/.  (This link will also appear on the school website.)  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students ($2 more at the door) which includes credit card and handling fees charged to the school.  All sales will be final.

Save the Date:  Cary Christian Center will be hosting a fish fry on November 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Faith CRC.  More details to follow.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 8, at the Peoria Christian School Gym.  This year’s theme is “For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled evening.  Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time 3:00-4:30; Supper 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00.  Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned off.  Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian School.

Bethany Christian Services of Iowa invite you to their 9th annual Dinner and Dessert Gala at Tamory Hall, 616 Franklin St., Suite 201, Pella, on Saturday, November 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner; program and live dessert auction – 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Dinner is complimentary and reservations are required.  RSVP by October 26 at www.bethany.org/pella/events, email bcspella@bethany.org or call 628-3247.

You are invited to hear the story of a family seeking asylum here in Pella and learn more about the asylum process in the U.S.  How do we respond Biblically and less politically about immigration?  All faith communities are invited to Calvary CRC on November 10 at 2:30 p.m.  Nursery will be provided.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AT PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL:  PCHS Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.mm. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium.  A reminder that there will be no classes on Friday, November 1, for a teacher work day.

THANK YOU:  The PC Eagles football program would like to thank all who came out to support us at our pancake breakfast on October 5.  The freewill donations given will go toward equipment and other items needed for the football program.  A special thank you goes to Bonnie and Doug for all of their help and to the Lion’s Club for allowing us to use their pancake griddle.

PCHS ANNUAL FINANCIAL DRIVE:  The Pella Christian High School Annual Financial Drive is currently underway.  The goal for this year is $75,000 used to support the general fund of the school. We are asking you to prayerfully consider a gift to the school by December 31. You received a letter in your church mailbox explaining the drive.  Donations can be sent directly to the school office at 300 Eagle Lane or given to any board member.  Thank you for your ongoing support of the mission of PCHS.

NEHEMIAH CENTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AND PRESENTATION will be held at Grace Fellowship CRC at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.  Meet the new Executive Director, Hultner Estrada, and learn how the Nehemiah Center is responding to the current social and political tension in Nicaragua.  Take advantage of an opportunity to support the work of the Nehemiah Center with your gifts and prayers.  To reserve a seat at a table, please contact Marlo Van Klompenburg before October 21 at 641-780-9450 or marlovanklompenburg@gmail.com.

ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR OPENING: Pella Christian Grade School and High School have an immediate opening for a full-time Admissions Director.  The Admissions Director is responsible for representing and marketing PCGS and PCHS to parents, prospective parents, and community to bring in new students and retain current students. This includes managing the entire admission process and events from initial inquiry to enrollment to integration into the school. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please call the PCGS office (641-628-2414) or email (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net). Mr. Te Grotenhuis would be happy to have a conversation with interested parties or make contact with potential applicants.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Disability Concerns brochure

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Questions and Concerns About Faith – Have you ever worried about your faith life?  Maybe you feel a great desire to grow in faith or you’re concerned about giving in to past temptations.  You’re not alone. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Bible News: Esther, Part One – Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Esther.  Who is she in the Bible and why is she so important? Listen now at kidscorner.net.

October 13, 2019

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

Prelude………………… Fairest Lord Jesus with My Heart Ever Faithful……………………………

All Creatures of Our God and King

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ……………………………. We Have Come to Join in Worship…….. Celebration #207:1-3

*Sing…………………………………………. You Never Let Go………………………………………………….

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………….. Crossroads of Pella

Singing:  The Love of God – Celebration #157:1-Will Van Wyngarden; 3-All

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by April Nieuwsma……………………… Genesis 2:18-24;  Ephesians 5:31-33

Pew Bibles – pages 4 & 1823

Sermon………………………………. “The Purpose of Marriage”………………………………………….

“Christian Marriage” Series, Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Vocal Solo…………………………………………. Even If…………………………………. Levi Nieuwsma

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

*Response Singing…….. It is well (It is well) with my soul (with my soul),……………………..

It is well, it is well with my soul.

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Connect Church and Second CRC Service
October 13, 2019                                                                                                          6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………… Jesu, Word of God Incarnate…….. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Reverence

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

Sing…………………………………………. Faith Is the Victory……………….. Celebration #727:1-3

Responsive Reading – Psalm 20…………………………………………………………………………………..

Sing…………………………………………. Faith Is the Victory…………………… Celebration #727:4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………….. Crossroads of Pella
Offertory:  There’s a Quiet Understanding

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Exodus 17:8-16

Pew Bibles – page 114

Sermon…………………….. “Yahweh Nissi” The Lord is my Banner…………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………….. Who Is on the Lord’s Side?………….. Celebration #674:1-3

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

*Sing………………………………….. Who Is on the Lord’s Side?……………… Celebration #674:4

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

Pastor: John Ritsema;  Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSOctober 20:  Disability Concerns (CRCNA); October 27:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden; October 20:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Kim Vander Molen, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Gary and Sandi Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; South Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya; October 20:  East Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; North Doors & South Doors:  Matt and Lisa Vos

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

Today: Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Phil Slings – S; Ruth Van Hal – C; Sharon Walker – C,S; October 20:  Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Gary Vander Molen; October 20: 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.

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church will join us at our church.  Pastor John Ritsema will preach on “Yahweh Nissi”  The Lord is My Banner.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Serenity Ruth, daughter of Tony and Sarah Van Zee. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on “Yahweh Shalom” The Lord is Peace.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Jonathan Van Haaften on the death of his mother, Nellie Fee, on October 4.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thank you for the many birthday cards.  They were much appreciated.” – Mary Klyn

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

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

On October 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert.  The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students.  A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Music Department.

WEDNESDAYOur Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on October 16 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages.  Free will donations will be accepted.

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

CHILDREN’S CHOIR:  1st-7th grade choir’s next rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-6:55 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for more details.

COMBINED CHOIR OPPORTUNITY:  Even if you are not currently singing in Adult Choir, if you have previously sung God Is Our Refuge (by Allen Pote), you are welcome to sing with our choir at a combined worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 27, 6:00 p.m. at Calvary CRC.  If interested, please attend rehearsals in our sanctuary on Wednesday, October 16 and 23, 8:10-8:30 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for more details.

NAME CHANGE TASK FORCE:  The Council is looking for anyone interested in joining the Name Change Task Force.  This team will gather name ideas from the congregation, add their own thoughts, and bring a list of top names, along with their reasoning for each name, to the Governing Board.  Please contact a Council Member if you would like to be part of this team.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Nehemiah Center 20th Anniversary Dinner and Presentation will be held at Grace Fellowship CRC at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.  Meet the new Executive Director, Hultner Estrada, and learn how the Nehemiah Center is responding to the current social and political tension in Nicaragua.  Take advantage of an opportunity to support the work of the Nehemiah Center with your gifts and prayers.  To reserve a seat at a table, please contact Marlo Van Klompenburg before October 21 at 641-780-9450 or marlovanklompenburg@gmail.com.

The PCHS Theatre Troupe will open its 70th theatre season with Disney’s newest musical, Newsies, on October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.  Having just been released to the general public, Pella Christian will be only the 4th high school in Iowa to perform the show!  Reserved tickets are no longer sold in the school office but are available for purchase on-line beginning October 21 at https://pchstt.booktix.com/.  (This link will also appear on the school website.)  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students ($2 more at the door) which includes credit card and handling fees charged to the school.  All sales will be final.

Save the Date:  Cary Christian Center will be hosting a fish fry on November 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Faith CRC.  More details to follow.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 8, at the Peoria Christian School Gym.  This year’s theme is “For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled evening.  Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time 3:00-4:30; Supper 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00.  Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned off.  Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian School.

Bethany Christian Services of Iowa invite you to their 9th annual Dinner and Dessert Gala at Tamory Hall, 616 Franklin St., Suite 201, Pella, on Saturday, November 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner; program and live dessert auction – 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Dinner is complimentary and reservations are required.  RSVP by October 26 at www.bethany.org/pella/events, email bcspella@bethany.org or call 628-3247.

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Empty Cradle invites you to A Walk to Remember today, at 3:00 p.m. at Scholte Church in Pella Historical Village.  Empty Cradle supports and connects families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.  Family and friends are invited to come for a time of remembering these precious babies.

ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR OPENING: Pella Christian Grade School and High School have an immediate opening for a full-time Admissions Director.  The Admissions Director is responsible for representing and marketing PCGS and PCHS to parents, prospective parents, and community to bring in new students and retain current students. This includes managing the entire admission process and events from initial inquiry to enrollment to integration into the school. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please call the PCGS office (641-628-2414) or email (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net). Mr. Te Grotenhuis would be happy to have a conversation with interested parties or make contact with potential applicants.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • PCHS Annual Financial Drive Letter

 

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: We are the Living Temple of God – God’s people, the Church, are the Living Temple of God, God’s very presence with His people.  Join us as we study Ephesians 2:19-22 and John 1:14 to gain a greater understanding of the relationship God desires to reestablish with us and our identity as God’s beloved people. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Everybody’s Good at Something – Morrie is convinced that he is not good at anything…until the class takes an aptitude test.  Boy, is he and all the class surprised by the results! Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kid’s Corner puzzle and game giveaway, The Bible Challenge Activity Book 8.

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Everyday Family Faith is a pocket-sized resource for parents and caregivers who want to weave faith into everyday family life in simple, natural ways.  For each day of the week it provides fun, do-able ideas and activities for exploring small portions of Scripture, praying together, talking about God together, and living out faith.  Check it out at FaithAliveResources.org (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation).

October 6, 2019

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
October 6, 2019                     Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

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

On Christ the Solid Rock; In Christ Alone

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Mission Update: Rehoboth Christian School……… Ken Zylstra, Director of Advancement

Call to Worship – Litany for All Nations Heritage Week………………………………………………

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Your Great Name………………………………………………….

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

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

Song:  Jesus, There’s No One Like You – Katie Escoto, Soloist

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Dave Stevenson……………………………………………………. Revelation 2:1-7

Pew Bibles – page 1914

Sermon………………………………. “Desiring God” (Worship)…………………………………………..

“Why Are We Here?” Series, Part 5

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive the Bread and Cup

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

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

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

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

Communion

Invitation

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

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

The gifts of God for the people of God.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Singing……………………………….. What a Beautiful Name………………………………………………

Prayer of Thanks

CLOSING WORSHIP

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

*Sing…………………………………….. What a Powerful Name………………………………………………

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

Pastor:   Paul Bradford; Organist:  Joyce Boender
Worship Team

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

 

SERVICE OF PRAISE AND GRATITUDE
Hosted by KCWN Radio
October 6, 2019                                                                                                            6:00 P.M.

Gathering Music…………………………. KCWN Favorites…………………………………………………..

Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………… Pastor Paul Bradford

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

Levi Nieuwsma, Will Van Wyngarden

Welcome from KCWN………………………………………………………………………….. Bev De Vries

Choir Anthem…………………… He Never Failed Me Yet…. Jon & Lindsay Golliet – Soloists

Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………… Ryan Zondervan

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

We Believe

O Praise the Name

Offering………………………………………………………………………………………… KCWN Ministries

Offertory Vocal Duet …. Psalm 46.. Colby De Vries – Guitar, Braden Meinders – Piano

Message………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Steve Heerema

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

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

Choir Anthems……………………………… Is He Worthy?……………… Levi Nieuwsma – Soloist

Revelation 19

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

* = Please stand if able.

Leading Worship This Evening:
Pastor Paul Bradford – Second Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Steve Heerema – Newton Church of The Way
KCWN Staff: Bev De Vries – Manager, Lisa Williams, Ryan Zondervan

Worship Team
Adult Choir, Phyllis De Vries & Tammy Bradford – Pianists,
Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSOctober 13:  Crossroads of Pella; October 20:  Disability Concerns (CRCNA); October 27:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Lindsay Golliet, Carson Tukker; October 13:  (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Brian and Glenda Van Kooten; North Doors: Ruth Van Hal; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; October 13:  East Doors: Gary and Sandi Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; South Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya

C4C LEADERToday:  Melissa Tukker

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

Today: JoAnn Boot – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; October 13: Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Phil Slings -S; Ruth Van Hal – C; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; October 13: Gary Vander Molen

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

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

This morning we look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper on World Communion Sunday.  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 leader is Melissa Tukker.

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.

At 6:00 p.m. a worship service of praise and gratitude will be held at our church, hosted by KCWN Radio staff, including Bev De Vries and others, a message by Pastor Steve Heerema from Newton Church of The Way, and music by Pella II’s Adult Choir, Worship Team and you, the congregation!

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church will join us at our church.  Pastor John Ritsema will preach on “Yahweh Nissi”  The Lord is My Banner.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Mae Vander Wiel who will celebrate her 90th birthday on October 11 and to Joann Verhey who will celebrate her 86th birthday on October 12, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“We would like to thank the congregation for the meal, the ladies who served at the funeral and for many cards in the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mildred Van Maanen.  Thank you also to Pastor Paul Bradford for the meaningful service.  Our warmest regards to you in Christ.” – The family of Mildred Van Maanen

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

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

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m.  Our topic is “God is Our Friend”.

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

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

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

CHILDREN’S CHOIR:  1st-7th grade choir’s next rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-6:55 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for more details.

FROM THE COUNCIL:  A special Congregational Meeting was held on Monday, September 30, to vote on the motion from the Council that we change our name.  The vote passed 49 to 27, needing only a simple majority.   The next step in the process will be the formation of a Name Change Task Force.  If you would like to be a part of this team, please contact a member of Council.  The Name Change Task Force will gather name ideas from the congregation, add their own thoughts, and bring a list of top names, with their reasoning for each name, to the Governing Board.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Chloe Sue, daughter of Calvin and Stephanie Roose, born September 11, and Ella Joan, daughter of Steven and Kala Talsma, born September 18. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

FREEDOM HOUSE will be at Pizza Ranch Monday, October 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  5% of each guest check, plus tips, will go back to Freedom House.  They want to pay off their mortgage before opening in November.  Please come and support.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Our Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on Wednesday, October 16, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages.  Free will donations will be accepted.

A Walk to Remember: Empty Cradle invites you to A Walk to Remember Sunday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m. at Scholte Church in Pella Historical Village.  Empty Cradle supports and connects families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.  For more information, call Hospice of Pella at 641-620-5050.

Nehemiah Center 20th Anniversary Dinner and Presentation will be held at Grace Fellowship CRC at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.  Meet the new Executive Director, Hultner Estrada, and learn how the Nehemiah Center is responding to the current social and political tension in Nicaragua.  Take advantage of an opportunity to support the work of the Nehemiah Center with your gifts and prayers.  To reserve a seat at a table, please contact Marlo Van Klompenburg before October 21 at 641-780-9450 or marlovanklompenburg@gmail.com.

ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR OPENING: Pella Christian Grade School and High School have an immediate opening for a full-time Admissions Director.  The Admissions Director is responsible for representing and marketing PCGS and PCHS to parents, prospective parents, and community to bring in new students and retain current students. This includes managing the entire admission process and events from initial inquiry to enrollment to integration into the school. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please call the PCGS office (641-628-2414) or email (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net). Mr. Te Grotenhuis would be happy to have a conversation with interested parties or make contact with potential applicants.

FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:  We are asking if someone could help our school on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 for the pre/k-kinder classroom.  We have this specific day and time that is a need, so if this is something that you could commit to, please email principal@peoriachr.org. Thank you for praying and considering this request.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • September Financial Report
  • New Life News – Newton Prison Ministry newsletter
  • Rehoboth Christian School leaflet

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: We are the house of God – Jesus Christ makes clear that the firmer our foundation, the more secure we will be when the storms of life come our way. Join Groundwork in studying Ephesians 2:13-20, Matthew 7:24-27, and 1 Timothy 3:14-15 to discover the true foundation of our faith life, both individually and as a body of believers. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Who needs a best friend? – Who is your best friend? What’s the best part about being best friends? Help Liz figure out how to be a best friend on this episode of Kids Corner. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Life of Jesus Coloring Book.

September 29, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 29, 2019                                                                                                           9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………… We Worship and Adore You; There Is a Savior……………………………….

Praise You, I Will Praise You; All Hail King Jesus

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

BAPTISMS OF MASON SAMUEL YODER and LANE HENRY BOENDER

PREPARATION

What does baptism signify?

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

What else does it mean?

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

Should our children be baptized too?

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

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

   Questions for the parents.

   Question for the congregation.

.. Do you promise to love, encourage, and support these families and their children 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, God helping us.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

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

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

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

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Mason and Lane 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.

   Let us bless Mason and Lane 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…………………. Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance

Slide Show of Mason and Lane

Anthem…………………………………. The Lord God Made Us All……………………………………………..

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Georgia De Vries……………………………………………………… Matthew 9:35-38

Pew Bibles – page 1510

Sermon……………………………….. “The Harvest” (Evangelism)…………………………………………….

“Why Are We Here?” Series, Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries: Worship Team;
Worship Leader: Jon Golliet; Children’s Choir, Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Connect Church, Faith CRC and Second CRC Service
September 29, 2019                                                                                                      6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………. This Is My Father’s World; Majesty…………………………………….

He Is Exalted with Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………… Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good…………….. Psalter #302:1-3

*Sing………………………………. O My Soul, Bless Thou Jehovah……………… Psalter #201:1-3

Sing……………………………… Thine Arm, O Lord, in Days of Old……………. Psalter #347:1-3

Responsive Reading…………. “New Day Coming” (Isaiah 35)………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………….. Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance

Offertory: Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy – Piano/Organ Duet

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………. Exodus 15:22-27

Pew Bibles – page 111

Sermon……………… “Yahweh Rapheka  – The LORD Who Heals You”………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………. Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night……….. Psalter #428:1, 2

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

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

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

Pastor:  Brad Meinders; Organist: Joyce Boender; Pianist: Ruth Stevenson

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSOctober 6:  (A.M.) Rehoboth Christian School; (P.M.) KCWN Radio Station; October 13:  Crossroads of Pella; October 20:  Disability Concerns (CRCNA); October 27:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Martha Uitermarkt, Tessa Vander Molen; October 6:  (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Lindsay Golliet, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North and South Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; October 6:  East Doors: Brian and Glenda Van Kooten; North Doors: Ruth Van Hal; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings

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

Today:  Lois Slings – C,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; October 6:  JoAnn Boot – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Brian Van Kooten; October 6:  Ken Van Woerkom

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Gary Kuiper, Jon Van Woerkom; North Side:  Jon Van Haaften; South Side: Adam Slings

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

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

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

This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Mason Samuel Yoder, son of Jon and Nicole Yoder, and of Lane Henry Boender, son of Kurt and Emily Boender. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

Church School Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church and Faith CRC will join us at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on The Name of God, Yahweh Rapheka – The Lord Who Heals You.

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

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church and Faith CRC will join us at our church for a worship service of praise and gratitude, hosted by KCWN Radio staff, including Bev De Vries and others, a message by Pastor Steve Heerema from Newton Church of The Way, and music by Pella II’s Adult Choir, Worship Team, and you, the congregation!.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Cathryn Van Ee who will celebrate her 89th birthday on October 1, and to Mary Klyn who will celebrate her 85th birthday on October 4.

“Our family has been overwhelmed by all your kind words, prayers, cards and acts of kindness shown to us after losing our father and grandfather.  We are so thankful for such a loving church and friends who have helped us through a very difficult time.” – Jeff Van Kooten family

“Thanks to any and all of you who helped make my birthday such a special one with all the ways you remembered me.  I felt thoroughly spoiled and enjoyed every minute of it.  Blessings to each of you.” – Anne Bokhoven

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

At our last meeting, the Council voted unanimously to bring to the congregation a motion that we change our name.  There will be a Congregational Meeting held on September 30 at 7:00 p.m. to vote on that motion.  Please note that this vote is not to change our name to any specific name at this time.  Rather it will initiate the process as outlined in the informational letter you received.  Please feel free to contact any Council member with any questions you might have.  Absentee ballots are available on the table in the narthex.

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir will not meet this week.

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

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

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

SATURDAY:  Come and support the Pella Christian Football Breakfast on October 5, serving from 7:30-10:00 a.m.  Anyone can join us for a great family breakfast and visit with the players.  They are serving pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and beverages.  Free-will donation for the Eagle football team fundraiser.  Fun, fellowship and great food.

IT’S DESIGN TIME:  As we continue moving forward we would like input on different areas of the church.  First we’ll look at the kitchen space.  If you’re interested, we are holding a meeting at 7:00 p.m. on October 3 in the church basement.  Some members of the building committee will be there to receive input and will use this input when finalizing the design with the engineers.  We will be doing a similar meeting with the classroom spaces at a later date.  If you are unable to attend the kitchen meeting but still have input, feel free to contact Steven Talsma or Dennis De Vries.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Chloe Sue, daughter of Calvin and Stephanie Roose, born September 11, and Ella Joan, daughter of Steven and Kala Talsma, born September 18. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

CALVIN COLLEGE’S River City Improv is coming to Pella Christian High at 7:00 p.m. this Monday, September 30, at the Vermeer Auditorium.  This free show will feature Calvin alums on stage (including a PCHS alum!) turning audience suggestions into hilarious, unscripted scenes.  The humor is always clean, everyone is always welcome, and we hope you can join us.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Freedom House will be at Pizza Ranch Monday, October 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  5% of each guest check, plus tips, will go back to Freedom House.  We want to pay off our mortgage before opening in November.  Please come and support.

Nehemiah Center 20th Anniversary Dinner and Presentation will be held at Grace Fellowship CRC at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.  Meet the new Executive Director, Hultner Estrada, and learn how the Nehemiah Center is responding to the current social and political tension in Nicaragua.  Take advantage of an opportunity to support the work of the Nehemiah Center with your gifts and prayers.  To reserve a seat at a table, please contact Marlo Van Klompenburg before October 21 at 641-780-9450 or marlovanklompenburg@gmail.com.

PATHWAYS BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED:  Prayerfully consider committing to serve on Pathways of Pella Board to be a faithful counsel.  The board meets one Thursday evening per month. Please contact annette@pathwayspella.org or call 641-780-8067 to learn more about the opportunity.

FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:  We are asking if someone could help our school on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 for the pre/k-kinder classroom.  We have this specific day and time that is a need, so if this is something that you could commit to, please email principal@peoriachr.org. Thank you for praying and considering this request.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: We Are the Family of God – In an “us vs. them” culture, the image of the Church as God’s family encourages us to remember our oneness.  Join Groundwork as we study Acts 17:24-28, Ephesians 2:11-18, and Romans 8:14-17, 31-35 to be assured of the Father’s great love and what it means to be part of God’s family.

KIDS CORNER: Be Content – The curtain opens at the Clubhouse theater with two new plays about being happy and content.  How do you find happiness? Listen now at kidscorner.net.

AT-HOME FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Thankfulness is an important faith practice.  Each day between now and Thanksgiving, notice the things in your life that you can give thanks for.  Write those things on slips of paper and collect them in a jar or box to read during your Thanksgiving celebration.  Also visit tinyurl.com/ThanksPsalms for some beautiful Psalm printables you can use to decorate your Thanksgiving table.

September 22, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 22, 2019                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………….. Unending Praise…………………………………………………..

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing …………………………………….. Open Up the Heavens……………………………………………….

*Sing…………………………………………. Your Great Name………………………………………………….

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………….. International Justice Mission

Anthem:  Is He Worthy?

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Joyce Vander Molen…………………………………… 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Pew Bibles – page 1785

Sermon……………………………… “Better Together” (Ministry) …………………………………………

“Why Are We Here?” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Jesus Shall Reign…………………………………………………..

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Jesus Shall Reign…………………………………………………..

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Worship Team; Worship Leader: Jon Golliet;
Adult Choir; Tammy Bradford, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for September 22, 2019

OFFERINGSSeptember 29:  Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance (TAP); October 6:  (A.M.) Rehoboth Christian School; (P.M.) KCWN Radio Station; October 13:  Crossroads of Pella; October 20:  Disability Concerns (CRCNA); October 27:  Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Sarah Christensen, Regina Vaverka, Carter Vos; September 29:  (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Martha Uitermarkt, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; North Doors: Jon Van Haaften; South Doors: Corey and Katie Magnussen;  September 29: East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North and South Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden

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

Today:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden  C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 29: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Calvin Van Haaften; September 29: Brian Van Kooten

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Gary Kuiper, Jon Van Woerkom; North Side:  Jon Van Haaften; South Side: Adam Slings

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

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

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

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

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

Church School will begin the season today.  Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.  A brochure with class lists and room assignments is in your mailbox.  Children 3 years-Grade 5 will meet on 3rd floor for singing before going to their room.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church.  Pastor John Ritsema will preach on The Name of God,  Yahweh – I Am.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Mason Samuel Yoder, son of Jon and Nicole Yoder, and of Lane Henry Boender, son of Kurt and Emily Boender. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC will join us at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on The Name of God,  Yahweh Rapheka – The Lord Who Heals You.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to the family of Bette Kelderman, who passed away on September 18, and to the family of Mildred Van Maanen, who passed away on September 18. We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

We wish a happy birthday to Lois Klyn who will celebrate her 86th birthday on September 26, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Ella Joan, on September 18 to Steven and Kala Talsma.  We thank God for this great gift!

“Thanks to all for your prayers and Happy Birthday wishes with visits, cards, phone calls, e-mails and face book.  This is very much appreciated.  Thanks to God for all of you and for His continued blessings.” – Elmer and Randy Kloosterman

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

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

TUESDAY:  Information meeting at 7:00 p.m. (See note from Council below.)

WEDNESDAY:  Kingdom Kids meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m. Our topic is: God is our Creator / God is Real.

Children’s Choir (1st-7th grade) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m., to sing in worship next Sunday, September 29.

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

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

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

THURSDAY:   Information meeting at 7:00 p.m. (See note from Council below.)

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

FROM THE COUNCIL:  In recent meetings the Council has discussed a potential name change for Pella II.  As part of that process the Council has planned two meetings to discuss the rationale behind a name change as well as the steps involved. The rational is explained in the important informational letter which was put in your mailboxes. These meetings will be held in the Fellowship Hall on September 24 and 26, both at 7:00 p.m.

At our last meeting, the Council voted unanimously to bring to the congregation a motion that we change our name.  There will be a Congregational Meeting held on September 30 at 7:00 p.m. to vote on that motion.  Please note that this vote is not to change our name to any specific name at this time.  Rather it will initiate the process as outlined in the informational letter mentioned above.

Please feel free to contact any Council member with any questions you might have.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Chloe Sue, daughter of Calvin and Stephanie Roose, born September 11, and Ella Joan, daughter of Steven and Kala Talsma, born September 18. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

A PICNIC THANK YOU:  Thanks to all who came last Sunday to Caldwell Park on such a beautiful day!  To those who gave of their time and talents to help set up, prepare the meal, serve the food, lead in worship, and clean up, we are ever grateful.  We hope everyone had a wonderful experience.

LARGE PRINT TODAY DEVOTIONALS have arrived and are in the narthex.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Come and support the Pella Christian Football Breakfast on Saturday, October 5, serving from 7:30-10:00 a.m.  Anyone can join us for a great family breakfast and visit with the players.  They are serving pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and beverages.  Free-will donation for the Eagle football team fundraiser.  Fun, fellowship and great food.

FROM PELLA FOOD SHELF:  “Dear Second Christian Reformed Church, The Lord has blessed us once again with your congregation’s generous donation of school supplies.  The need for school supply bags was greater this year, up by 28. We  made and distributed 165 school supply bags for students in Pella and the surrounding area.  The families are so appreciative in receiving the school supplies that it is expressed over and over again.  Please know that you have made an impact in these families’ lives. THANK YOU!  Psalm 33:5 “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”

PATHWAYS BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED:  Prayerfully consider committing to serve on Pathways of Pella Board to be a faithful counsel.  The board meets one Thursday evening per month. Please contact annette@pathwayspella.org or call 641-780-8067 to learn more about the opportunity.

FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:  We are asking if someone could help our school on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 for the pre/k-kinder classroom.  We have this specific day and time that is a need, so if this is something that you could commit to, please email principal@peoriachr.org. Thank you for praying and considering this request.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING:  Hospice of Pella will have a six-week volunteer training class on Tuesday evenings, September 24-October 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Comfort House meeting room.  To sign up, or for more information, call Hospice of Pella at 641-620-5050.  All Hospice volunteers are required to complete the hospice volunteer training class.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • September Council Report
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: We are the Bride of Christ – The Church as the Bride of Christ is a beautiful and useful image.  Join Groundwork as we study Deuteronomy 7:6-8 and Ephesians 5:25-27 to discover what it means to be united with Christ and gain a deeper understanding of the intimate nature of our relationship with God. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Internet Mayhem – Online shopping can be just a click away!  Join Liz as he tries to surf the web and gets more than he bargained for. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Life of Jesus Coloring Book.

AT-HOME FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: What faith practices shape your life and the lives of the people who share your home?  “It’s easy for us to think that we create our habits, but our habits also create us.  The faith-forming things that we do together deeply affect the way we think and act.  Because of this, consistently committing to your faith practices as a family has a significant impact.” — from Dear Parent: A Guide for Family Faith Formation, by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley, available at FaithAliveResoures.org. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

EXPERIENCE THE EXODUS – Resonate Global Mission is gathering a team for the Exodus Vision Tour for Spring 2020. Step back into biblical times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel.  Follow in Jesus’ footsteps from Nazareth to Jerusalem.  See Scripture on the walls of ancient temples and tombs.  You’ll be more than tourists… you’ll learn the history of the Bible and some of the oldest churches in the world!  Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/exodus.

September 15, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 15, 2019                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Ancient Words…………………………………………………….

The Church’s One Foundation; How Firm a Foundation

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Report on Labor Day Family Fun Fest………………………………………………….. Shane Tukker

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

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

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

Life Groups Video: “Unstuck – Moving from the Mundane to the Meaningful”

GOD’S WORD

Vocal Duet…………………….. Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil…. Carson & Ethan Tukker

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………… Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Pew Bibles – page 1516

Sermon………………………….. “Growing Strong” (Discipleship)………………………………………

“Why Are We Here?” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

*Blessing, read responsively (based on St. Patrick’s “Prayer for the Faithful”)………………

Pastor: May the Strength of God guide us.  May the Power of God preserve us.

May the Wisdom of God instruct us.  May the Hand of God protect us.

May the Way of God direct us. May the Shield of God defend us.

May the Angels of God guard us against the snares of the evil one.

All:       May Christ be with us!  May Christ be before us!

             May Christ be in us, Christ be over all!

Pastor:  May God’s grace be yours, as you leave this place, this day and always. Amen.

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

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for September 15, 2019

OFFERINGSSeptember 22:  International Justice Mission; September 29:  Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance (TAP)

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Mary Van Haaften, Amy Bokhoven; September 22:  (A.M.) Sarah Christensen, Regina Vaverka, Carter Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: East Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; North and South Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; September 22:  East Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; North Doors: Jon Van Haaften; South Doors: Corey and Katie Magnussen

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

Today:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; September 22:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden  C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Gary Vander Molen; September 22:  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 visitors and members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs after the morning worship service.

     The church picnic will be held today at Caldwell Park (across from the tennis courts on University Street).  You are welcome to start arriving any time after 11:30, before the 11:45 lunch that will be prepared for you (dinnerware provided), followed by a worship service.  Please bring your own lawn chair to use during worship.  At the conclusion of the worship service we will carpool over to the site of the new building and have a short property dedication.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on The Name of God, Abba – Father.

NEXT SUNDAYChurch School will begin the season next Sunday, September 22.  Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church.  Pastor John Ritsema will preach on The Name of God,  Yahweh – I Am.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Anne Bokhoven who will celebrate her 87th birthday on September 18 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Chloe Sue, on September 11 to Calvin and Stephanie Roose.  We thank God for this great gift!

“I felt so blessed by all the many cards, telephone calls and other acts of kindness for my birthday.  God has really blessed me for all these years, and I look forward to many more yet.” – Leona Nunnikhoven

New Address:  Tom and Sharon Walker, 700 West Fourth Street in Pella.

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

College Planning Night:  On September 16, parents of juniors and seniors at Pella Christian High School are invited to a presentation and question/answer session about navigating the college admission and financial aid process.  This information will be especially valuable for parents who have had no experience with the process previously.  We will meet in the school library at 7:00 p.m.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on September 16.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on September 16 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

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

CLASSIS CENTRAL PLAINS will meet at Newton CRC on Friday and Saturday.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR’s first rehearsal will be this Wednesday, September 18, 6:30-6:55 p.m.  All 1st-6th graders welcome!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!  The order deadline for Peoria Christian School Sub Sandwiches, Butter Braids, & Cookie Dough has been extended to Monday, September 16!  There are two sub sandwich options: Ham, Turkey, Swiss, & American Cheese on Hoagie Bun or Ham, Pella Bologna, Swiss, & American Cheese on Hoagie Bun.  Cost is $3 per sandwich or 13 for $36.  We are also selling Butter Braids & Cookie Dough. New this year is online ordering available for Butter Braids & Cookie Dough.  Go to https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/4ba638ac-dbd5-4d15-ac80-16a1f97e74fe and choose a student to submit order. You can access the link on Peoria School Facebook page. Money MUST be collected when orders are placed. Orders are due to the school on Monday, September 16.  They will be available for pick up along with sub sandwiches on Wednesday, September 25, after 4:00 p.m. Any questions or to place an order please contact a Peoria student or the school at 641-625-4131.

RIDE FOR LIFE: This Saturday, September 21, join other motorcycle and car enthusiasts to raise money for Pathways of Pella.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Riders and drivers depart at 10:00 a.m. from the United Methodist Church parking lot, 1414 University Street, with a lunch stop at the Lake Ahquabi Beach Shelter House mid-way through the ride (just outside of Indianola). This meal is free for all registered riders/passengers. For those who wish not to participate in the ride, you are invited to come and enjoy the meal, for a small cost.  For more information, contact Jed Blauw at bhtees@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/434870260704528/.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING:  Hospice of Pella will have a six-week volunteer training class on Tuesday evenings, September 24-October 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Comfort House meeting room.  To sign up, or for more information, call Hospice of Pella at 641-620-5050.  All Hospice volunteers are required to complete the hospice volunteer training class.

THE PELLA COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF is seeking a few generous folks to add to their team!  Your time commitment can be two hours a month, once a month or even every other month, or more if you like!  We have ways to serve that can fit anyone’s schedule, age and gifts!

  • Wal-Mart pick up: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1:00-3:00 p.m. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more.  Best to have a partner.
  • HyVee pick up: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Setting up for Tuesday mornings – stocking nonperishables and other items. Perfect for families, youth groups or small groups as many activities can be done on a flexible schedule from Wednesday to Monday each week.
  • Helping at the shelf with clients sacking food, registration or some other tasks on Tuesday mornings, 7:45-9:30 a.m. or evenings 6:15-8:45 p.m. If you like people, this is the spot for you!
  • Sorting incoming donations: another activity great for families, youth groups or small groups. Can be done anytime!

If interested, please contact us at volunteercoord@pellacommunitfoodshelf.org or 780-1779.

LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Middle School and High School Students, mark your calendars!  Lake View Camp is offering retreats this fall and winter!  Middle School Fall Retreat is October 19 and 20.  High School Winter Retreat is January 25 and 26, 2020.  Learn more about how following God changes everything and have lots of fun with friends.  Registration forms can be found at www.lakeviewconference.com.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: We Are The Body of Christ – Discover how the human body helps us understand what it means to be the Church.  Study 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Ephesians 4:15-16, and Romans 12:3-8 with Groundwork to find out what being the body of Christ means for believers yet today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Kind of Kind – Random Acts of Kindness are breaking out all over.  Who’s doing it?  And how can Liz discover how to be kind — even when it’s hard?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Life of Jesus Coloring Book.

AT-HOME FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: In the book Liturgy of the Ordinary (IVP2016) Tish Warren writes, “We learn the craft of holiness day by day in the living of a particular life…we are part of God’s big vision and mission — the redemption of all things — through the earthy craft of living out our vocation, hour by hour, task by task.  I want to do the big work of the kingdom, but I have to learn to live it out in the small tasks before me.”  How might this insight change your perspective on the small tasks of your daily life? (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

September 8, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 8, 2019                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

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

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Plan for Upcoming Mission to JAARS……………………………………………. Kathleen De Haan

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing ………………………………………………. Hosanna…………………………………………………………

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

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

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

Sing:  Dear Lord and Father of Mankind – Celebration #639:1, 3, 4

GOD’S WORD

Life Groups at Pella II……………………………………….. Jon Van Woerkom and Bev De Vries

Scripture, read by Mary Ann Vander Molen……………………………………………. 1 John 1:5-7

Pew Bibles – page 1898

Sermon……………………….. “Walking in the Light” (Fellowship)……………………………………

“Why Are We Here?” Series, Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………… Shine, Jesus, Shine………………. Celebration #431:1, 2

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

*Sing………………………………………… Shine, Jesus, Shine…………………… Celebration #431:3

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for September 8, 2019

OFFERINGSSeptember 15:  World Renew; September 22:  International Justice Mission; September 29:  Pella Christian Grade School Tuition Assistance (TAP)

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Barb Gosselink, Katie Magnussen, Matt Bokhoven; September 15:  Mary Van Haaften, Amy Bokhoven, Adalynn Van Arendonk

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper; North Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; September 15:  East Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; North and South Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur

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

Today: Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 15:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jeff Vander Molen; September 15:  Jason Van Arendonk

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

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

You’ll be hearing about Life Groups this morning, and will have the opportunity to sign up today and next Sunday!

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) at Connect Church for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach the first in the series of the Names of God.

NEXT SUNDAYOn Sunday, September 15, the church picnic 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, and then a worship service after everyone has finished eating. Please bring your own lawn chair to use during worship; dinnerware will be provided.  At the conclusion of the worship service we will carpool over to the site of the new building and have a short ground dedication.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church (formerly First CRC) and Faith CRC at Connect Church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on The Names of God, Abba – Father.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Lois and Ray Klyn thank all members of Pella II for numerous expressions of sympathy, cards and letters at the recent passing of Lois’ brother, Gary Van Kooten.”

“Thank you to Christian Fellowship, Perk Up and Let’s Remember groups for well wishes on my birthday, and for those I received on Facebook. Also, thanks to all who sent cards and made phone calls to wish me a happy birthday.  I thank God for my church family!” – JoAnn Boot

“On Tuesday, September 10, I fly to North Carolina to volunteer for six weeks at the Wycliffe/JAARS Center.   I would appreciate your prayers for safe travel and a meaningful experience there.  Thank you!” – Kathleen De Haan

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

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY:  Out to Lunch (OTL) will begin meeting for the fall season this Tuesday, September 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the KCWN studio at 304 Oskaloosa Street.  We will enjoy pizza, fellowship and discussion about our upcoming Bible study.  All ladies are welcome to join us!

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

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

Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.

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:  Pella Christian High Alumni Football Night – This is an invitation to all PCHS alumni to attend the home football game against Regina of Iowa City on September 13 at 7:00 p.m.  You will receive some freebies at the gate including a complimentary concessions food coupon.

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

CHILDREN’S CHOIR’s first rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 18.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.

THANK YOU FROM CAMBODIA!  Pella II has been a faithful partner with me in mission in Cambodia for the last six years, and you have consistently given generously for global mission and supported this work in prayer.  Though I’m not making church visits this year, please know I sincerely appreciate your support for this ministry of equipping and encouraging young leaders in the Cambodian church.  Thanks for being part of the team! – Justin Van Zee, Resonate Global Mission

ADVANCE NOTICES:

College Planning Night:  On Monday, September 16, parents of juniors and seniors at Pella Christian High School are invited to a presentation and question/answer session about navigating the college admission and financial aid process.  This information will be especially valuable for parents who have had no experience with the process previously.  We will meet in the school library at 7:00 p.m.

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

SUB SANDWICH SALE:   Peoria Christian School is selling Sub Sandwiches again. There are two options: Ham, Turkey, Swiss, & American Cheese on Hoagie Bun, or Ham, Pella Bologna, Swiss, & American Cheese on Hoagie Bun.  Cost is $3 per sandwich or 13 sandwiches for $36.  We are also selling Butter Braids & Cookie Dough. New this year is online ordering available for Butter Braids & Cookie Dough.  Go to https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/4ba638ac-dbd5-4d15-ac80-16a1f97e74fe and  choose a student to submit order. Money MUST be collected when orders are placed. Orders are due to the school on Wednesday, September 11.  They will be available for pickup along with sub sandwiches on Wednesday, September 25. Any questions or to place an order please contact a Peoria student or the school at 641-625-4131.

INVITATION TO SING IN THE MALE CHORUS:  We are about to embark on the 50th season of the Gospel Singers Male Chorus.  Our theme this year goes along with our legacy – Find Us Faithful.  We invite all men who have a desire to sing God’s praises to join us on Saturday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Oskaloosa First Christian Reformed Church, 815 N. 11th Street.  We have a great selection of songs centered around our theme.  We’re asking members present and past to find a friend and invite him to the first rehearsal.  See you all there!  For more information, call our director Gary Verhoef at 641-628-9593.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING:  Hospice of Pella will have a six-week volunteer training class on Tuesday evenings, September 24-October 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Comfort House meeting room.  To sign up, or for more information, call Hospice of Pella at 641-620-5050.

THE PELLA COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF is seeking a few generous folks to add to their team!  Your time commitment can be two hours a month, once a month or even every other month, or more if you like!  We have ways to serve that can fit anyone’s schedule, age and gifts!

  • Wal-Mart pick up: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1:00-3:00 p.m. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more.  Best to have a partner.
  • HyVee pick up: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Setting up for Tuesday mornings – stocking nonperishables and other items. Perfect for families, youth groups or small groups as many activities can be done on a flexible schedule from Wednesday to Monday each week.
  • Helping at the shelf with clients sacking food, registration or some other tasks on Tuesday mornings, 7:45-9:30 a.m. or evenings 6:15-8:45 p.m. If you like people, this is the spot for you!
  • Sorting incoming donations: another activity great for families, youth groups or small groups. Can be done anytime!

If interested, please contact us at volunteercoord@pellacommunitfoodshelf.org or 780-1779.

LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Middle School and High School Students, mark your calendars!  Lake View Camp is offering retreats this fall and winter!  Middle School Fall Retreat is October 19 and 20.  High School Winter Retreat is January 25 and 26, 2020.  Learn more about how following God changes everything and have lots of fun with friends.  Registration forms can be found at www.lakeviewconference.com.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • August Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Lord’s Supper – Communion, Lord’s Supper, Eucharist…it’s one  sacrament known by many names, practiced in varying forms.  Join us as we study Luke 22:14-20, John 6:52-58, and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 with guest Jim Brownson to discover why Christians believe it is an essential means of receiving Christ and experiencing His presence.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Blizzd the Peacemaker – Grandpa challenges Liz and Lucille to be peacemakers. Who’s got the bigger test?  Liz with Spike and Skink? Or Lucille with Mrs. Trollscales!  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway – The Bible Challenge Activity Book 7.

AT-HOME FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: It’s Grandparents’ Day today!  Invite the Christian grandparents in your life (both official and honorary) to share stories of how God has worked in their lives. Making space for these stories honors the elders in your family and encourages younger family members in their walk with Jesus. (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).

HELP NASCHITTI CRC RECOVER FROM ARSON FIRE – Last week, the CRC in Naschitti, New Mexico, was damaged by arson.  The property was uninsured and church leaders have asked World Renew DRS for help.  DRS volunteers are making plans to support the congregation with clean up, repair and volunteer labor.  Your financial support makes this project possible.  Please give generously at worldrenew.net/drs, by calling 800-552-7972, or sending your check made out to World Renew DRS with “Naschitti CRC Response” in the memo line to World Renew, 1700 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49508.

HELP PEOPLE RECOVER FROM HURRICANE DORIAN: The Bahamas were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian last week, and the full extent of the damage is unknown.  You can help by making a financial donation to World Renew Disaster Response Services.  Your gift will help the people of the Bahamas, as well as those on the U.S. East coast, in the early days and in long-term response.  Please give generously at worldrenew.net/donate, by calling 800-552-7972, or by mailing your check, made out to World Renew, with “DRS Hurricane Dorian” in the memo line, to: World renew, 1700  28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.  Thank you!