September 23, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 23, 2018                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………… It Is Well with My Soul…………. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Anthem………………………………………. In Your Presence………….. Adult Choir/Congregation

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………… Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King….. led by Worship Team

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

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

Offertory: God Is So Good

The children are invited to the front during the offertory.

Children’s Message………………………………………………………………………. Carolyn Harthoorn

Sing……………………………………………. God Is So Good………………….. Celebration #193:1, 3……

GOD’S WORD

Sermon………………………………. “The Gospel and the Seal”……. Text – Ephesians 1:11-14

“God’s People” Series – Part 4        Pew Bibles – page 1818

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Adult Choir:  Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); October 7:  Christian Education Fund; October 14:  BackPack Program; October 21:  CRC Disability Concerns; October 28:  Pella II Cadets.

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Clarissa Van Zee, Regina Vaverka, Carter Vos; September 30:  (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Sarah Christensen, Alexis Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; North Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; South Doors: Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen; September 30:  East Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn

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

Today: Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 30:  Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Kim Vander Molen –  C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; September 30: Sherwin Klyn

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Bob Spencer, Adam Slings; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side:  Tony Van Zee

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.

The children are invited to the front for a children’s message after the offering has been received.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on John 8:12, I Am the Light of the World.  The offering is for Geneva Campus Ministry.

NEXT SUNDAY: The Mission Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on September 30.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on John 10:1-10, I am the Door. The offering will be for InterVarsity of Central College.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Lois Klyn who will celebrate her 85th birthday on September 26, and to Gertrude Van Zee who will celebrate her 87th birthday on September 30, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

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

WEDNESDAY: Adult Choir will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  (No Children’s Choir this week.)

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.

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES (Please see Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.):

Children’s Choir will NOT practice this week.

Adult Choir will practice this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Christmas Musical – This year our church will be sponsoring a community Christmas musical, as we’ve done the past two years.  Singers are encouraged to join us for our first rehearsal on Wednesday, October 3, 8:00-8:45 p.m.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We would like to invite our new church family to have coffee and dessert with us at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella 2. There are several “Dessert with the Bradfords” gatherings scheduled this fall, each will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Middle School and High School youths are also welcome to join us. We have room for 12 adults and/or youths at each gathering.

Please sign up in the narthex or downstairs for one of the evenings or email Ruth Van Hal at secretary@pella2crc.org. If you cannot attend a time that you have signed up for, please contact Ruth.

Desserts currently scheduled include: October 2, 4, 11, 18, 23 & 25, November 6 & 8. You can sign up as far in advance as you’d like, but please sign up at least by the Sunday before the event so that we can be prepared to welcome you. We are excited to have you over! – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

FROM THE COUNCIL:  As we are preparing to nominate and select church officers for 2019 we respectfully request that any potential nominees be given to current church officers for inclusion in that process.  Nominees should be provided by the end of today – Sunday, September 23.

FREEDOM HOUSE TRAINING – September 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Third Reformed Church.  This training will focus on developing the knowledge of what human trafficking is as well as developing skills for how to best work with victims and survivors of human trafficking.  We have room for 35 people.   The training is free, and $10 for lunch at Third’s Café.  If you are wanting to volunteer at the Freedom House, this will qualify for part of your training.  To secure your spot, send $10 to P. O. Box 815, Pella, IA  50219.

FROM PELLA FOOD SHELF:  “We would like to say a big THANK YOU to your congregation for their generous donation of school supplies.  We made a total of 137 supply bags specifically for each student’s grade and school in Pella and the surrounding communities.  Of the 137 students, we were able to help with supplies for 44 children of Vermeer employees.  Without your assistance, this ministry would not be possible.  Thank you again, Pella Community Food Shelf”

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Family Faith Formation Seminar:  Living Into Our Faith – One Generation to the Next – The home is the most important influence on a child’s faith.  But talking about faith does not come easily to every parent or caregiver, and in today’s busy families, time is not always a friend.  How can the church support families in teaching their children how to live into their faith?  Peoria CRC invites you to a seminar on Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. at Peoria Christian School gym on Family Faith Formation led by Trudy Ash from Faith Formation Ministries. She will be sharing a new practical resource on Family Faith Formation as well as walk through some basic shifts in our thinking that have the potential to build a stronger, more vibrant faith formation culture in your congregation.  All are welcome!  There is no charge and coffee will be provided.

PCGS Open House – You are invited to Pella Christian Grade School’s Open House.  Phase 3 is complete!  Come see our new space.  Please join us for an Open House on Saturday, October 6, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  The entire community is welcome!  A very special thank you to all of our donors!

Save the Date:  New Life Prison Community Church will be sponsoring a free Christian Concert on Saturday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m.  Jeff Arrandale Band will be playing at Grace Fellowship in Pella.  A free-will offering will be taken for New Life.

Pathways of Pella will have their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet on October 20.  The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Federated Fellowship, Pella, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  You will hear from Senator Amy Sinclair on the importance of Prolife legislation, and also about the changes made at Pathways of Pella this year.  This year’s theme is Rustic Elegance.  Join us for an evening out with food, fellowship and fun.  To reserve your spot call 628-4827 or email marilyn@pathwayspella.org by October 15.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 9.  Come for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Does your child or adolescent struggle with emotional or behavioral difficulties? We have a resource for you — a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. (See poster on bulletin board.) We help parents and other family caregivers understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the family’s critical role in helping with the treatment of those illnesses. Meeting every Tuesday from September 25 through October 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at The Well. Please email info@thewelliowa.org, or call 621-0164, ext. 706 to sign up.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups, or habits through Jesus Christ. Are you struggling with addictions, drugs, alcohol, pornography, eating disorders, co-dependency, divorce, forgiveness, abuse, depression, perfectionism, fear, anger, anxiety, lying, insecurity, guilt? There’s a safe place for you to come for healing! Kickoff Date is September 27, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Join us on Thursdays at The Well. (See poster on the bulletin board.) Celebrate Recovery is a growing family of fellow strugglers who accept one another where they are, believing God can help us change and grow! More information available at The Well, 621-0164 or info@thewelliowa.org.

Empty Cradle invites you to “A Walk to Remember” on October 7 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 join us for a time of remembering these precious babies.  For more information, call  Hospice of Pella at 620-5050.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Kingdom of God – What is life in God’s kingdom like?  When will it finally be reality?  Let’s study Matthew 5:3-10, Luke 17:20-21, and Revelation 4:1-6 to discover what life looks like in God’s kingdom, why Christians believe it’s both already here and not yet fully realized, and how we live as kingdom citizens now.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Where’s Your Manners? Part 2 – When Miss Manners comes to town for a reality show about manners the kids all try to win the contest.  But the winner is a surprise for everyone. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – Need help explaining God’s salvation plan to kids?  You’ll find a brief gospel summary that kids of all ages can understand at tinyurl.com/FFMGospelSummary.  Children’s ministry leaders, this summary will be really helpful for you too!

FROM WORLD RENEW – Help East Coast residents after Hurricane Florence:  World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to Hurricane Florence after it hit the U.S. Coast last week.  DRS regional managers are working with local officials and organizations to start initial planning to send early assessment and clean-up volunteers.  Nearly 50 inches of rain fell in some locations.  Please give to Hurricane Florence response at worldrenew.net/florence by calling 800-552-7972 or mailing your check, made out to World Renew with “DRS Hurricane Florence” in the memo line to World Renew, 1700  28th St., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

September 16, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 16, 2018                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………. We Shall Behold Him…………………… Piano/Organ Duet

The Heavens Are Telling

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………….. Crown Him with Many Crowns…….. Celebration #45:1, 3, 4

*Sing…………………………………………. My Savior’s Love……………… Celebration #348:1, 4, 5……

*Sing………………………………………. The Wonderful Cross……………………………………………….

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

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

Offertory: Amazing Grace

Response, singing………………………… Amazing Grace……………………… Celebration #343:1

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 1:7-10
Pew Bibles – page 1818

Sermon…………………………………………. “Redeemed”……………………………………………………..

“God’s People” Series – Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

*Sing…………………………….. The Lord Is My Salvation (chorus)…………………………………….. ……

*Postlude………………………… Leaning on the Everlasting Arms……………………………………….

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Pianist:  Gloria De Bruin; Soloist:  Sarah Van Zee

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Mary Van Haaften, Ty Hugen; September 23:  (A.M.) Clarissa Van Zee, Regina Vaverka, Carter Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; North and South Doors: Shane and Melissa Tukker; September 23:  East Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen

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

Today: Emily Boender -C; Joyce Boender – C,J,S; Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; September 23:  Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Gary Vander Molen; September 23:  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 all visitors and all members of the congregation to a Fellowship Coffee downstairs immediately after the morning worship service.

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.

Council Chat will be held at 11:00 this morning in the sanctuary.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on John 6:35, I am the Bread of Life.  The offering is for Hope Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on John 8:12, I Am the Light of the World. The offering will be for the Geneva Campus Ministry.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Anne Bokhoven who will celebrate her 86th birthday on September 18 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thanks to all who sent cards and placed birthday wishes on Face Book, e-mail, phone calls, and personal contacts for my 84th birthday.  What a blessing that we have an ever present God from whom all blessings flow, and that we can place all our trust in Him for both now, and in the future.” – Elmer Kloosterman

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 September 17.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on September 17 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Christian Fellowship Hour starts its new season at 1:30 p.m.  We will continue studying the book of Luke, using Lesson 14.  Laura Branderhorst will be leading us.  All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m. on the third floor.

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will meet 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 will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

CLASSIS CENTRAL PLAINS will meet Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22 at Tracy CRC.

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES (Please see Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.):

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will practice this Wednesday, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Adult Choir will practice this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Praise Bands – New and returning singers and instrumentalists are welcome!

Christmas Musical – This year our church will be sponsoring a community Christmas musical, as we’ve done the past two years.  Singers are encouraged to join us for our first rehearsal on Wednesday, October 3, 8:00-8:45 p.m.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We would like to invite our new church family to have coffee and dessert with us at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella 2. There are several “Dessert with the Bradfords” gatherings scheduled this fall, each will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Middle School and High School youths are also welcome to join us. We have room for 12 adults and/or youths at each gathering.

Please sign up in the narthex or downstairs for one of the evenings or email Ruth Van Hal at secretary@pella2crc.org. If you cannot attend a time that you have signed up for, please contact Ruth.

Desserts currently scheduled include: September 20, October 2, 4, 11, 18, 23 & 25, November 1, 6 & 8. You can sign up as far in advance as you’d like, but please sign up at least by the Sunday before the event so that we can be prepared to welcome you. We are excited to have you over! – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

FROM THE COUNCIL:  As we are preparing to nominate and select church officers for 2019 we respectfully request that any potential nominees be given to current church officers for inclusion in that process.  Nominees should be provided by the end of the day Sunday, September 23.

A PICNIC THANK YOU:  It takes many hands to put on our annual church picnic.  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. – The Deacons

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Family Faith Formation Seminar:  Living Into Our Faith – One Generation to the Next – The home is the most important influence on a child’s faith.  But talking about faith does not come easily to every parent or caregiver, and in today’s busy families, time is not always a friend.  How can the church support families in teaching their children how to live into their faith?  Peoria CRC invites you to a seminar on Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. at Peoria Christian School gym on Family Faith Formation led by Trudy Ash from Faith Formation Ministries. She will be sharing a new practical resource on Family Faith Formation as well as walk through some basic shifts in our thinking that have the potential to build a stronger, more vibrant faith formation culture in your congregation.  All are welcome!  There is no charge and coffee will be provided.

Freedom House Training – September 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Third Reformed Church.  This training will focus on developing the knowledge of what human trafficking is as well as developing skills for how to best work with victims and survivors of human trafficking.  We have room for 35 people.   The training is free, and $10 for lunch at Third’s Café.  If you are wanting to volunteer at the Freedom House, this will qualify for part of your training.  To secure your spot, send $10 to P. O. Box 815, Pella, IA  50219.

Save the Date:  New Life Prison Community Church will be sponsoring a free Christian Concert on Saturday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m.  Jeff Arrandale Band will be playing at Grace Fellowship in Pella.  A free-will offering will be taken for New Life.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 9.  Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Parents of high school juniors and seniors are invited to a casual Parents Q&A Night with Trinity Christian College (from Palos Heights, IL).  If your student is interested in Trinity or you have questions about the college student experience and admissions or financial aid processes, come meet us on Wednesday, September 19, at The Loft (929 Opportunity Ln.) in Pella from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Brittany Minnesma, Assistant Director of Admissions, and current Trinity music professor Dr. Helen Van Wyck will be there.  Email Brittany at bminnesma@trnty.edu if you have questions.

Hospice of Pella has scheduled the next six-week training classes for Thursdays, September 20-October 25, from 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. Hospice of Pella volunteers are members of the community that donate their time in service of those Hospice of Pella serves — whether reading to a patient, weeding the garden or running much needed errands for a hospice patient in their home.  All hospice volunteers are required to complete the volunteer training class.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Does your child or adolescent struggle with emotional or behavioral difficulties? We have a resource for you — a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. (See poster on bulletin board.) We help parents and other family caregivers understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the family’s critical role in helping with the treatment of those illnesses. Meeting every Tuesday from September 25 through October 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at The Well. Please email info@thewelliowa.org, or call 621-0164, ext. 706 to sign up.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups, or habits through Jesus Christ. Are you struggling with addictions, drugs, alcohol, pornography, eating disorders, co-dependency, divorce, forgiveness, abuse, depression, perfectionism, fear, anger, anxiety, lying, insecurity, guilt? There’s a safe place for you to come for healing! Kickoff Date is September 27, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Join us on Thursdays at The Well. (See poster on the bulletin board.) Celebrate Recovery is a growing family of fellow strugglers who accept one another where they are, believing God can help us change and grow! More information available at The Well, 621-0164 or info@thewelliowa.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Church School brochure
  • September Council Report
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham’s Update
  • New Life News

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Grace, Faith, and Becoming Holy – Salvation by grace through faith is one of the most crucial beliefs at the heart of Christianity.  Join Groundwork in studying Genesis 15:1-6, Romans 4:16-25, Galatians 2:15-21 to discover the biblical foundations for this belief and why it’s not a “get out of jail free card”, but a call to holiness.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Where’s Your Manners? Part 1 – When Miss Manners comes to town for a reality show about manners, the kids all try to win the contest.  But the winner is a surprise for everyone. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 3!”  Can you figure out all Kids Corner Bible puzzles?  www.kidscorner.net

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – Need help explaining God’s salvation plan to kids?  You’ll find a brief gospel summary that kids of all ages can understand at tinyurl.com/FFMGospelSummary.  Children’s ministry leaders, this summary will be really helpful for you too!

September 9, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 9, 2018                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. How Beautiful…………………………………………………….

Just As I Am

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

Song… Praise Forevermore (composed by Dennis De Vries)… De Vries Family Worship Team

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

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

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

* Build Your Kingdom Here……………………………………………………………………………………..

Lord, I Need You…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

Response, singing……………….. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus………………… Celebration #340

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

Offertory:  Living Hope

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Ephesians 1:1-6
Pew Bibles – page 1817

Sermon……………………………………………… “Holy”………………………………………………………….

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

*Sing………………………………………. Take Time to Be Holy………….. Celebration #656:1, 2, 4

                                                                  Sanctuary…………………………….. Celebration #655

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

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

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford;  Organist: Melissa Geetings
Worship Team:  Dennis, Randy, Jodi, Colby and Georgia De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   September 16:  Resonate Global Mission; September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Katie Magnussen, Barb Gosselink, Carson Tukker; September 16:  (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Mary Van Haaften, Ty Hugen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Ruth Van Hal; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries; September 16:  East Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; North and South Doors: Shane and Melissa Tukker

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

Today: Debra Klyn – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C; September 16:  Emily Boender -C; Joyce Boender – C,J,S; Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; September 16: Gary Vander Molen

SEPTEMBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Thressa Nieuwsma, Phil Slings

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Ron Spoelstra, Bill Stursma

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Dave Stevenson, Liz Uitermarkt

Justin Van Zee                          –     On Home Service

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

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

We welcome the De Vries family — Dennis, his son Randy, daughter-in-law Jodi, grandchildren Colby and Georgia — who will lead us in worship through music this morning.

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

Pella II annual church picnic today.  Please come out to Caldwell Park in Pella following our morning worship and fellowship coffee.  A delicious lunch will begin between 11:45 and 12:00 noon.  Please come to worship our Lord, enjoy a good meal, and visit with many friends.  A short worship service with a meditation by Pastor Paul will follow lunch.  An offering will be taken for the General Fund. Ice cream will be served after the worship service.  Don’t forget your lawn chairs!  Parking:  Please be courteous of all, elderly or disabled, who may benefit by parking close to the shelter house at Caldwell Park.

Youth GroupCalling all high school students.  Meet this afternoon at church at 4:15 and we’ll join the “Rooted” group over at First Reformed Church.  Meeting time is 4:30-6:30 p.m.   If you need transportation or have any questions, call Brent Pierson at 641-780-3456.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul will preach on John 8:31-59, I AM. The offering will be for Pella ProLife.

NEXT SUNDAY: Council Chat will be held next Sunday after the morning service.

Church School will begin the season next Sunday, September 16.  Classes will meet from 10:50-11:35.  A brochure with class lists and room assignments will be in your mailbox that morning.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on John 6:35. The offering will be for Hope Ministries.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Thank you for your prayers, cards and personal expressions of sympathy.” – Shirley Van Hal and family, Ruth Van Hal

“I wish to thank all who sent me cards and well wishes for my 87th birthday, and all the ladies of Perk Up and other groups too.  God is good, all the time, God is good.” – Ed Uitermarkt

“Thank you for the cards, telephone calls and visits I received for my birthday.  I thank God for the years He blessed me with and for my church family.” – JoAnn Boot

The congregation congratulates Joseph and Brandy (Mateer) Walker on their union in marriage yesterday, September 8.  May God guide and bless them in their lives together.  Their address is 609 North Market St., Oskaloosa, Iowa  52577.

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

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 on September 10.  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.

TUESDAY:  Out To Lunch (OTL) Women’s Bible Study will be starting up again on September 11.  Please join us at the KCWN studio at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, fellowship and Bible study.  All ladies are welcome to join!  Please contact Bev De Vries or Allison Van Wyngarden with questions.

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will meet 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 will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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

KINGDOM KIDS SIGN-UP:  Do you have a 4-year-old through 1st grader that would like to join us on Wednesdays for Kingdom Kids?  This year we are learning about “What Jesus Means to Me” – worship, giving, stewardship, thankfulness, obedience, and sharing with others about Jesus – how we show Jesus we love Him and spread His love to others.  Your boys and girls will enjoy crafts, snacks and other activities.  We meet twice a month (schedule will be given) on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:50, in the big room on the third floor.  Sign-Up sheets are in the basement and in the foyer at the entry, or you can call/text Arlys at 641-780-1967 with your information.  Start date is September 19!  Arlys, Carla and Les are looking forward to seeing you!

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES (Please see Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.):

Adult Choir’s second rehearsal of the fall will be this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  It’s not too late to join us!

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will practice this Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Praise Bands – New and returning singers and instrumentalists are welcome!

Christmas Musical – This year our church will be sponsoring a community Christmas musical, as we’ve done the past two years.  Singers are encouraged to join us for our first rehearsal on Wednesday, October 3, 8:00-8:45 p.m.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We would like to invite our new church family to have coffee and dessert with us at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella 2. There are several “Dessert with the Bradfords” gatherings scheduled this fall, each will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Youths middle school and older are also welcome to join us. We have room for 12 adults or youths at each gathering. Please sign up in the narthex or in the basement for one of the evenings. Desserts currently scheduled include: September 18 & 20, October 2, 4, 11, 18, 23 & 25, November 1, 6 & 8. You can sign up as far in advance as you’d like, but please sign up at least by the Sunday before the event so that we can be prepared to welcome you. We are excited to have you over! – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  We have updated photos for many of you but you may want to update your narrative too.  You have until September 12 to submit updated photos and/or narratives.  Ideas for the narrative include jobs, hobbies, favorite Bible verses, etc.  You can email changes to bpierson@iowatelecom.net or put in one of our mailboxes.  If you have questions or need assistance please see Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

OFFERING OF SEPT. 30 EXPLANATION:  One way the PCGS Board provides tuition assistance to families is through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  The board’s desire is that Christian Education be an affordable option for all families.  This program is available to all PCGS families and is needs-based assistance.  This year approximately $100,000 will be awarded to qualifying families.  To learn more about PCGS’s tuition assistance options visit www.pellachristian.net

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Christian Fellowship Hour will begin its season on September 19 (that is not this coming Wednesday but next week).

Hospice of Pella has scheduled the next six-week training classes for Thursdays, September 20-October 25, from 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. Hospice of Pella volunteers are members of the community that donate their time in service of those Hospice of Pella serves — whether reading to a patient, weeding the garden or running much needed errands for a hospice patient in their home.  All hospice volunteers are required to complete the volunteer training class.

Intergenerational Worship Workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D. – Join Faith Formation Ministries at First CRC on September 29 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. to learn about the importance of spiritual formation in the home.  Syd Hielema and Jill Friend will present on four important topics intended to help us strengthen both our families and church: connecting dots between worship, home and other church ministries; strengthening and growing an intergenerational (IGEN) leadership culture, naming and nurturing strengths already present in the congregation and faith storytelling ideas that will bless an IGEN culture.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  Learn more and register at network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/intergenerational-worship-workshop-sioux-falls-sd

Save the Date:  New Life Prison Community Church will be sponsoring a free Christian Concert on Saturday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m.  Jeff Arrandale Band will be playing at Grace Fellowship in Pella.  A free-will offering will be taken for New Life.

OPEN HOUSE AT THE WELL:  You are invited to an open house at The Well to learn about all of the resources and new programs available to community members.  Tour different resource booths, and hear about The Well’s vision moving forward, as the Lord continues to serve His people through The Well!  We hope you can join us this Thursday, September 13, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. for light appetizers, and a brief program at 5:30 p.m. This is open to ANYONE interested in participating in a program, or learning more about the new programs being offered this fall.

SUB SANDWICHES:  Peoria Christian School is selling sub sandwiches again this year.  There are two types — Ham and Pella Bologna with Swiss and American cheese, or Ham and Turkey with Swiss and American cheese.  Sandwiches are $3 each or $36 for 13.  Along with the subs this year we are also selling Butter Braid pastries and Wooden Spoon cookie dough.  Orders are due Monday, September 10.  Orders can be emailed to emvangorp@iowatelecom.net or mvhart77@gmail.com or call the school (625-4131).  For questions on the Butter Braids or cookie dough contact Suzy Veenstra, 780-8856. Orders can be picked up at the school on September 26 after 4:00 p.m.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  God’s Salvation Plan – God’s salvation plan for maintaining his covenant relationship with us is unfathomable by human standards.  Join Groundwork in studying Genesis 3:14-15, Genesis 12:1-3, and Matthew 1:20-23 to discover how Jesus’ humility and weakness accomplish God’s ultimate redemption of humanity. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: No Idols – Do people worship idols today?  Lucille finds out when she gets caught up in the frenzy over a girl band called “Skin Deep”.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 3!”  Can you figure out all Kids Corner Bible puzzles?  www.kidscorner.net.

September 2, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 2, 2018                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………. Variations on Praise to the Lord, the Almighty……………………………..

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

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

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

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

*Your Grace Is Enough……………………………………………………………………………………………

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

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

Offertory:  All Creatures of Our God and King

The children are invited to the front during the offertory.

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

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

Open Our Eyes, Lord…………………….. Celebration #633

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Ephesians 1:1-6
Pew Bibles – page 1817

Sermon……………………………………………. “Chosen ……………………………………………………….

“God’s People” Series – Part 1

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

*Sing………………………………………. You Are My All in All……………… Celebration #583:1, 2……

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

*Sing……………………………….. Your Grace Is Enough Chorus………………………………………… ……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford;  Organist: Joyce Boender

Worship Team:  Lexie Matherly, Katie Escoto, Nia Hoekstra, Kaden Van Wyngarden;
Will Van Wyngarden, Tammy Bradford, Barbara Boertje DeVries, Carter Vos

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   September 9: General Fund; September 16:  Resonate Global Mission; September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Melissa Tukker, Vicky Slings, Adalynn Van Arendonk; September 9:  (A.M.) Katie Magnussen, Barb Gosselink, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Robert Rus; September 9:  East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Ruth Van Hal; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today: Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom  C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; September 9:  Debra Klyn – C,J,S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Brian Van Kooten; September 9:  Ken Van Woerkom

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

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

The children are invited to the front for a children’s message after the offering has been received.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 91.  The offering is for the Food Shelf.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday is our annual church picnic and outdoor service.  Come and enjoy a meal already prepared for you along with praise and worship out in God’s creation.  Come to Caldwell Park about 11:45 for lunch, with a worship service to follow.  Please bring your own chair to use during worship; dinnerware will be provided.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on John 8:12-58. The offering will be for Pella ProLife.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Elmer Kloosterman who will celebrate his 84th birthday on September 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to all who sent me well wishes, whether by card, telephone or in person, for my 85th birthday.  Praise be to God.” – Hermina Stursma

“My thanks to all those who remembered me in many different ways on my 87th birthday.  I thank God for my health that I can still worship with all of you at Pella II.” – Ken Van Gent

MONDAY:  Perk Up will not meet on Labor Day.

TUESDAY:  Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  All girls 2nd through 8th grade are invited to GEMS Kickoff, 6:30-8:00 p.m. on September 5 at Pella II.  Join us for supper and a Garden Party to learn about our theme for the year, 2 Corinthians 9:8 and being a blessing.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

On September 5 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Cadets will be holding their annual Kickoff party.  All Cadets, boys in grades 2-8, and their families are invited to the NORTH shelter house at West Market Park for food and games.

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES:

Adult Choir’s first weekly rehearsal of the fall will be this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  New and returning Choir members are encouraged to join us!

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will practice on Wednesdays, 6:30-6:55 p.m. beginning September 12!

Praise Bands – If you are interested in singing or playing in one, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries!

ADULT CHOIR CHILD CARE continues to be a need!  Two ways for you to please consider helping if you will not be singing:  Volunteer to help in the nursery by signing up (sheet located on table in basement) and/or financially support hiring help from outside our congregation. Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom.

KINGDOM KIDS SIGN-UP:  Do you have a 4-year-old through 1st grader that would like to join us on Wednesdays for Kingdom Kids?  This year we are learning about “What Jesus Means to Me” – worship, giving, stewardship, thankfulness, obedience, and sharing with others about Jesus – how we show Jesus we love Him and spread His love to others.  Your boys and girls will enjoy crafts, snacks and other activities.  We meet twice a month (schedule will be given) on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:50, in the big room on the third floor.  Sign-Up sheets are in the basement and in the foyer at the entry, or you can call/text Arlys at 641-780-1967 with your information.  Start date is September 19!  Arlys, Carla and Les are looking forward to seeing you!

OUT TO LUNCH (OTL) Women’s Bible Study will be starting up again on Tuesday, September 11.  Please join us at the KCWN studio at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, fellowship and Bible study.  All ladies are welcome to join!  Please contact Bev De Vries or Allison Van Wyngarden with questions.

PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  We have updated photos for many of you but you may want to update your narrative too.  You have until September 12 to submit updated photos and/or narratives.  Ideas for the narrative include jobs, hobbies, favorite Bible verses, etc.  You can email changes to bpierson@iowatelecom.net or put in one of our mailboxes.  If you have questions or need assistance please see Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

OFFERING OF SEPT. 30 EXPLANATION:  One way the PCGS Board provides tuition assistance to families is through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  The board’s desire is that Christian Education be an affordable option for all families.  This program is available to all PCGS families and is needs-based assistance.  This year approximately $100,000 will be awarded to qualifying families.  To learn more about PCGS’s tuition assistance options visit www.pellachristian.net

CARY DONATION TRUCKS:  The Cary donation trucks are now located at The Well.  See the flyer in your mailbox today for more information.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

College Planning Night – On Monday, September 10, 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.

You are invited to an open house at The Well to learn about all of the resources and new programs available to community members.  Tour different resource booths, and hear about The Well’s vision moving forward, as the Lord continues to serve His people through The Well!  We hope you can join us on September 13 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. for light appetizers, and a brief program at 5:30 p.m. This is open to ANYONE interested in participating in a program, or learning more about the new programs being offered this fall.

Intergenerational Worship Workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D. – Join Faith Formation Ministries at First CRC on September 29 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. to learn about the importance of spiritual formation in the home.  Syd Hielema and Jill Friend will present on four important topics intended to help us strengthen both our families and church: connecting dots between worship, home and other church ministries; strengthening and growing an intergenerational (IGEN) leadership culture, naming and nurturing strengths already present in the congregation and faith storytelling ideas that will bless an IGEN culture.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  Learn more and register at network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/intergenerational-worship-workshop-sioux-falls-sd

PCHS VOAG/FFA APPRECIATION DINNER:  PCHS’s new VoAg/FFA program begins this fall!  As a thank you, they would invite those who have supported this effort financially to an Appreciation Supper at the high school at 6:00 p.m. on September 6.  You will be treated to supper, hear about the start of the program, and meet the students, instructor, and ag advisory committee.

PCGS FALL FUNDRAISER EVENT – Please come join us on Friday, September 7, at the Pella Sports Complex (just east of PCHS) from 5:00-9:30 p.m. for a night of fun, food, and fellowship.  Multiple activities will be taking place, including a middle school softball tournament, kickball for preschool through 5th grade, and other activities (laser tag, inflatables, and face painting).  Supper will be served at the concession stand along with snacks, pie and ice cream.  Donations will be accepted through the office leading up to the event or at the event itself, and all proceeds will go to Pella Christian Grade School.  Please bring a chair, and come be part of the fun!

THE GOSPEL SINGERS MALE CHORUS is beginning their 49th year this season.  We are always looking for new members.  If you think that you might be interested, please join us for our first rehearsal on Saturday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Our rehearsal will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

SUB SANDWICHES:  Peoria Christian School is selling sub sandwiches again this year.  There are two types — Ham and Pella Bologna with Swiss and American cheese, or Ham and Turkey with Swiss and American cheese.  Sandwiches are $3 each or $36 for 13.  Along with the subs this year we are also selling Butter Braid pastries and Wooden Spoon cookie dough.  Orders are due Monday, September 10.  Orders can be emailed to emvangorp@iowatelecom.net or mvhart77@gmail.com or by calling the school (625-4131).  For questions on the Butter Braids or cookie dough contact Suzy Veenstra, 7808856.  Orders can be picked up at the school on September 26 after 4:00 p.m.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Cary Christian Center Donation Trucks Information

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Knowing Our True Identity – At our core, are humans naturally good or naturally evil?  More personally we ask: who am I?  What shapes my identity?  Join Groundwork in studying Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8, Acts 17:24-28, and Romans 3:9-20 to discover why we believe humans are both children of God and sinners. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: No Other Gods – When Liz and Spike discover the “Talisman of Omou” while cleaning the clubhouse, they are suddenly the most popular kids in school because this talisman is supposed to grant wishes.  Liz and Grandpa decide to teach the kids a lesson “Elijah style”. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 3!”  Can you figure out all Kids Corner Bible puzzles?  www.kidscorner.net

August 26, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 26, 2018                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. Oh How He Loves You and Me………………………………………..

It Is Well with My Soul

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

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

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

*Lift High the Name of Jesus…………………………………………………………………………………… ……

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

Anthem……… A Perfect Heart (Text on screen for meditation)………. Women’s Ensemble

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………………. The Well

Offertory:  Allegretto – Clarinet Trio

*Sing………………………. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow…….. Celebration #166……

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 4:7-13
Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………. “What Is the Church?…………………………………………….

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………….. The Church’s One Foundation……….. Celebration #401:3, 4……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford;  Organist: Melissa Geetings
Women’s Ensemble:  Phyllis De Vries, Pianist
Clarinet Trio:  Nia Hoekstra, Alexis Vos, Barbara Boertje DeVries
Trumpeter: Robert Rus

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 26, 2018            Combined Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC                     6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………….. Unto Thee Do We Give Thanks………………………………………..

Thanks Be to Thee

Welcome and Call to Worship……………………………………………………. Pastor Paul Bradford

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

*A Time of Singing Some of Your Favorite Hymns……………………………………………………..

From Red Celebration Hymnal (index on page 858) or Blue Psalter Hymnal (index on page vii)

Responsive Reading – based on Psalm 42…………………………………………………………………….

The Lord’s Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Harp Solo………………………………. Psalm 42 / As the Deer…………… Pew Bibles – page 881

Sing……………………………………………….. As the Deer…………………….. Celebration #548:1, 2

Evening Prayer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………………. The Well

Offertory:  Nearer, Still Nearer – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

*Sing……………………………………….. Nearer, Still Nearer……………….. Celebration #567:1, 4

Scripture…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 42
Pew Bibles – page 881

Sermon………………………………………. “War of Words”…………………. Pastor Brad Meinders

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

*Sing…………………………………. As the Hart, About to Falter………………. Psalter #74:1, 5, 7

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

*Sing……………………………………………… As the Deer………………………… Celebration #548:3

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

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders;  Liturgist: Pastor Paul Bradford
Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Harpist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   September 2:  Missions Fund; September 9: General Fund; September 16:  Resonate Global Mission; September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Kim Roose, Emily Boender, Matt Bokhoven; September 2:  (A.M.) Melissa Tukker, Vicky Slings, Adalynn Van Arendonk

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; North Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; September 2:  East Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today: Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; September 2:  Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom  C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Calvin Van Haaften; September 2: Brian Van Kooten

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Phil Slings; North Side:  Brian Van Kooten; South Side:  Dave Klyn

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

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

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

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

Missions/Outreach will meet at 5:00 p.m. today.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC and First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching on Psalm 42, “War of Words”.  There will be a social time after the evening service.  Everyone is welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 91. The offering will be for the Food Shelf.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Shirley Van Hal on the death of her husband Gerrit Van Hal, a brother-in-law of Ruth Van Hal, on August 17.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Glenn and Carol Matherly on the death of Glenn’s brother, Toby Matherly, on August 19.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to JoAnn Boot who will celebrate her 81st birthday on August 29 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“I would like to thank all of you for the many prayers, visits, cards and phone calls during my recent hospitalization; it truly was appreciated.  But I thank God the most for His healing mercy.”- Brad Veenstra

“I was so blessed by all the cards, visits, and phone calls for my birthday.  God is good, all the time.” – Leona Nunnikhoven

“It was great to be remembered on my 92nd birthday.   Thanks to all who sent cards, calls, visits and food and, above all, to the Lord for all these many years I’ve been so blessed.” – Doyle Vande Lune

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

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

CADET OPPORTUNITIES:  The Cadets are looking for at least one more counselor for the upcoming Cadet season.  If you have any interest in serving in this opportunity, please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085.

Please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085 if you have a son, or know of any boys, in grades 2-8 that would like to join Pella II’s Cadet program.  We meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights throughout September -February.

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES:

Adult Choir will practice weekly on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., beginning on September 5.  New Choir members are encouraged to join us

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will practice on Wednesdays, beginning September 5.  See exact time in next week’s bulletin.

Praise Bands – Interested in singing or playing one of our Praise Bands?  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for opportunities!

ADULT CHOIR CHILD CARE continues to be a need!  Two ways for you to please consider helping if you will not be singing:  Volunteer to help in the nursery by signing up (sheet located on table in basement) and/or financially support hiring help from outside our congregation. Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom.

PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  We have set a deadline of September 12 for updated photos or information for the church picture directory.  You can email changes to bpierson@iowatelecom.net or put in one of our mailboxes.  If you have questions or need assistance please see Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Mark your calendars:  Pella II church picnic is Sunday, September 9, at Caldwell Park in Pella.  More details to follow.

Please join us for our first ever 5k/1 mile Grace Race for the Oskaloosa Christian School!  The run/walk will be on Labor Day, September 3, at 8:30 a.m.  It will start and finish at the school, 726 North E Street.  Sign up online at runsignup.com, link on Facebook, or fill out a registration form and drop it off at the Oskaloosa Christian School office.  Please contact Leah Bruxvoort with questions at rlbruxvoort@gmail.com or 641-295-6190. “When you run alone, it’s called a race. When God runs with you, it’s called GRACE!”

PCHS VoAg/FFA Appreciation Dinner:  PCHS’s new VoAg/FFA program begins this fall!  As a thank you, they would invite those who have supported this effort financially to an Appreciation Supper at the high school at 6:00 p.m. on September 6.  You will be treated to supper, hear about the start of the program, and meet the students, instructor, and ag advisory committee.

PCGS Fall Fundraiser Event – Please come join us on Friday, September 7, at the Pella Sports Complex (just east of PCHS) from 5:00-9:30 p.m. for a night of fun, food, and fellowship.  Multiple activities will be taking place, including a middle school softball tournament, kickball for preschool through 5th grade, and other activities (laser tag, inflatables, and face painting).  Supper will be served at the concession stand along with snacks, pie and ice cream.  Donations will be accepted through the office leading up to the event or at the event itself, and all proceeds will go to Pella Christian Grade School.  Please bring a chair, and come be part of the fun!

The Gospel Singers Male Chorus is beginning their 49th year this season.  We are always looking for new members.  If you think that you might be interested, please join us for our first rehearsal on Saturday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Our rehearsal will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

Registration deadline for the September 13 Bible League Volunteer retreat is August 31.  Sign up today to enjoy the fellowship with speial guests, includijng key note speaker, Sherri Sechrist.  Sherri is an accomplished business and conference speaker, worship leader, Bible Teacher, and aspiring servant of Christ.

You are invited to an open house at The Well to learn about all of the resources and new programs available to community members.  Tour different resource booths, and hear about The Well’s vision moving forward, as the Lord continues to serve His people through The Well!  We hope you can join us on September 13 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. for light appetizers, and a brief program at 5:30 p.m. This is open to ANYONE interested in participating in a program, or learning more about the new programs being offered this fall.

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CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Who Is God? – The Bible is about God, but who is God?  Join us in studying passages like Revelation 4:11 and Deuteronomy 6:4 to answer some basic questions about the person, nature, and character of our almighty God and to discover the biblical foundations for our core Christian beliefs about the God we worship.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Sleepwalking Liz – Liz doesn’t sleep for days preparing for the big spelling bee.  How can he participate when he can’t even put two letters together?   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  At www.kidscorner.net, download the new free resource Power Tools:  Taking a Stand Against Bullying.

August 19, 2018

Installation Service for
Pastor Paul L. Bradford
August 19, 2018                                                                                                           9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………. His Name………………………………………………………..

Welcome ………………………………………………………………………………… Elder Glenn Matherly

Call to Worship……………………………………………………………………………… Rev. Bob Johnson

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

*A Time of Praise…………………………………………………………………… Led by Worship Team……

*Victory in Jesus……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………………. Luke Society

Offertory:  God Will Make a Way

Scripture……………………………………………………………………………………………….. Joshua 1:1-9

Pew Bibles – page 331

Sermon……………………………. “Be Strong and Courageous”……………. Rev. Bob Johnson

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

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision………………….. Celebration 562:1-4……

Installation of Pastor Paul L. Bradford

Announcement

Introduction

Instruction

Questions for Pastor Paul Bradford

*Questions for the Congregation of Second Christian Reformed Church

Dear congregation of Christ:

Do you in the name of the Lord welcome this brother as your minister and pastor?

Do you promise to take to heart the Word of God as he proclaims it?

Do you promise to pray for him, to share with him in the work of his ministry, to encourage him in the exercise of his tasks, and to respond to his work with obedience, love, and respect?

Congregation, what is your answer?

We do, God helping us.

Prayer

Choir Anthem…………………… We’ve Come This Far by Faith…… Levi Nieuwsma, Soloist

*Our Testimony of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed……………… page 3 in Psalter Supplement

*Response, singing………………………. In Christ Alone……………………………………………………

*Blessing………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Paul Bradford

*Doxology………………. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow…….. Celebration #815

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

Preacher: Rev. Bob Johnson; Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Trumpeters:  Rob Rus, Will Vande Voort
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 19, 2018            Combined Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC                     6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………………. We’ve a Story to Tell………………………………………………..

I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

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

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

*A Time of Singing Praise………………………………………………………………………………………….

* How Majestic Is Your Name……………………………………………………….. Celebration #121

* Responsive Reading……. “The Lord on High Is Mighty!”…………….. Celebration #127

* I Sing the Mighty Power of God……………………………………………. Celebration #128:1-3……

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

Sing………………………………………. His Name Is Wonderful…………………… Celebration #118……

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………………. Luke Society

Offertory:  Be Still, My Soul

*Sing………………………………………… His Glorious Name……………………… Celebration #130

Scripture……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 8……

Pew Bibles – page 848

Sermon………………………………………… “Who Am I?”………………………… Pastor Ryan Faber

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

*Sing…………………………… Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name……………. Psalter #13:1, 3……                                                                         ………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………. ……

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

*Sing…………………………… Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name……………….. Psalter #13:5

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders

Vocalists:  Wes & Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Van Zee

Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

 

* = Please stand if able.

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   August 26:  The Well; September 2:  Missions Fund; September 9: General Fund; September 16:  Resonate Global Mission; September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Nathaniel Veenstra; August 26:  (A.M.) Kim Roose, Emily Boender, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; North Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; South Doors: Lois Slings; August 26:  East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; North Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra; South Doors: Jason and Marti Zylstra

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

Today: Sarah Christensen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; August 26:  Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Joyce Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jason Van Arendonk; August 26:  Calvin Van Haaften

SEPTEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Matt Vos, Phil Slings; North Side:  Brian Van Kooten; South Side:  Dave Klyn

Attention September 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 we welcome Rev. Bob Johnson, the Lead Pastor at First Reformed Church, to lead our worship service and the installation of Pastor Paul Bradford.  Rev. Johnson is an ordained RCA Minister of Word and Sacrament. He attended Dordt College and was a member of CRC congregations while serving as an educator and administrator in Christian education for 15 years.  While serving in Christian education, he also served as music director/choral director in the CRC.  He entered the ministry in 1998 and has served Reformed Churches in Southern California and Minnesota and also a Christian Reformed Church in Southern California.

You are all invited to a time of fellowship downstairs immediately after the service to welcome Pastor Paul and Tammy Bradford.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC and First CRC will join us at our church for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching on Psalm 8.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching on Psalm 42, “War of Words”.  There will be a social time after the evening service.  Everyone is welcome.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Ed Uitermarkt who will celebrate his 87th birthday on August 20 and to Ken Van Gent who will celebrate his 87th birthday on August 24, and wish them both God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you Christian Fellowship, Perk Up and Let’s Remember Scrapbook group for your cards, and all who remembered my birthday with cards and calls.” – Ray Klyn

“Once again, I thank my church family for their prayers, cards, phone calls and visits.  Above all, I thank my Heavenly Father for His healing mercies.” – JoAnn Boot

“Thank you, Pella II, for your prayers, phone calls, cards, expressions of sympathy, flowers and food given to us after the sudden passing of our Dad and Grandpa, Ken Wielard.  All we have needed – His hand has provided – Great is His faithfulness.” – Gary and Sandi Vander Molen and family

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 August 20.

The Pella Christian High School Board will meet on August 20 at 7:00 p.m.

CADET OPPORTUNITIES:  The Cadets are looking for at least one more counselor for the upcoming Cadet season.  If you have any interest in serving in this opportunity, please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085.

Please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085 if you have a son, or know of any boys, in grades 2-8 that would like to join Pella II’s Cadet program.  We meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights throughout September -February.

ADULT CHOIR CHILD CARE continues to be a need!  Two ways for you to please consider helping if you will not be singing:  Volunteer to help in the nursery by signing up (sheet located on table in basement) and/or financially support hiring help from outside our congregation. Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom.

PHOTO DIRECTORY:  It’s not too late to submit a photo or update your information for the church photo directory.  Please send what you have to bpierson@iowatelecom.net soon.

FREEDOM HOUSE FUNDRAISER:  Freedom House is having a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on August 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  5% of sales, plus tips go to the Freedom House (purchase of their home).  E-mail freedomhouse17@gmail.com for an invite.  All invites given the night of the fundraiser, increase our profit from 5%-10% of sales.  Thank you!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Mark your calendars:  Pella II church picnic is Sunday, September 9, at Caldwell Park in Pella.  More details to follow.

Please join us for our first ever 5k/1 mile Grace Race for the Oskaloosa Christian School!  The run/walk will be on Labor Day, September 3, at 8:30 a.m.  It will start and finish at the school, 726 North E Street.  Sign up online at runsignup.com, link on Facebook, or fill out a registration form and drop it off at the Oskaloosa Christian School office.  Please contact Leah Bruxvoort with questions at rlbruxvoort@gmail.com or 641-295-6190. “When you run alone, it’s called a race. When God runs with you, it’s called GRACE!”

PCHS VoAg/FFA Appreciation Dinner:  PCHS’s new VoAg/FFA program begins this fall!  As a thank you, they would invite those who have supported this effort financially to an Appreciation Supper at the high school at 6:00 p.m. on September 6.  You will be treated to supper, hear about the start of the program, and meet the students, instructor, and ag advisory committee.

The Gospel Singers Male Chorus is beginning their 49th year this season.  We are always looking for new members.  If you think that you might be interested, please join us for our first rehearsal on Saturday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Our rehearsal will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

On September 13, the Bible League Volunteers are hosting their fall retreat at Calvary CRC.  Our key note speaker, Sherri Sechrist, is an accomplished business and conference speaker, worship leader, Bible Teacher, and aspiring servant of Christ.

Rich worship will be led throughout the day by Glenda Van Woerkom, and there will be a special performance by Larry Eggink.  Registration deadline is August 31.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is having a Meet the Teacher night on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  The first day of school is Thursday, August 23 from 8:10 until 3:15.  Come support Peoria Christian School at Culver’s in Pella on August 27, anytime from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Ten percent of the proceeds during this time will go to the school.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

KIDS CORNER: Team Roaring Reptiles – The competition at the Junior Reptile Olympics is fierce, and when Morrie goes along with Skink to “positively influence the outcome” the kids run into all kinds of problems. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  At www.kidscorner.net, download the new free resource Power Tools:  Taking a Stand Against Bullying.

August 12, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 12, 2018                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………. O, For a Thousand Tongues…………………………………………..

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………. Elder Lowell Vander Molen

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

*A Time of Praise………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*And Can It Be?…………………………………………………………………. Celebration #347:1, 2, 4……

*All Things Bright and Beautiful………………………………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………… Areopagus (ISU Campus Ministry)

Offertory: Thy Word

Sing……………………………………………….. In His Time……………………………. Celebration #681

1 – Trio; vs. 1, 2 – Congregation

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………………… Luke 13:1-5
Pew Bibles – page 1619

Sermon………………………………. “Responding to Suffering…………………………………………..

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

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

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

*Sing…………………………………….. 10,000 Reasons Chorus………………………………………………

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

Preaching this AM:  Mr. Joel Vander Molen;  Organist: Joyce Boender
Vocalists:  Marti, Aurelia and Antonia Zylstra, Kate Escoto
Guitarist:  Calvin Van Haaften; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
August 12, 2018                     Combined First CRC and Second CRC                              6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………….. Prayer on “Surrender”…………. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

I Love You, Lord

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

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

*A Time of Singing Praise………………………………………………………………………………………….

* Rejoice the Lord Is King…………………………………………………………….. Celebration #370

  1. 1-All; vs. 2-Men; vs. 3-Women & Children;  vs. 4-All

* Whiter than Snow………………………………………………………………… Celebration #653:1-3

Responsive Reading………………. “A Prayer of Penitence”……………….. Psalm 51:1-4, 6-17

Sing………………………………………. God, Be Merciful to Me……………………… Psalter #94:1-3

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………… Areopagus (ISU Campus Ministry)

Offertory:  You Are My All in All

Sing…………………………………… Create in Me a Clean Heart………… Soloist, Congregation

Scripture, read by Ruth Stevenson………………………………………………………………… Psalm 51
Pew Bibles – page 889

Sermon………………………………. “Salvation’s Joy Returned”…………………………………………..

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

*Sing…………………………………… Change My Heart, O God…………………. Celebration #654……

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

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

Worship Leader:  Mr. Dave Stevenson;  Organist: Joyce Boender
Soloist: Joe Van Haaften; Guitarist: Calvin Van Haaften; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   August 19:  Luke Society; August 26:  The Well

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Susan Pierson, Sharon Walker, Kaden Van Wyngarden; August 19:  (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Nathaniel Veenstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Stu and Amy Bokhoven; North Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; South Doors: Jonathan Van Haaften; August 19:  East Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; North Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; South Doors: Lois Slings

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

Today: Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Lisa Vos – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; August 19: Sarah Christensen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Vander Molen; August 19:  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.

Joel Vander Molen will be preaching this morning.

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

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

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning we welcome Pastor Bob Johnson from the First Reformed Church to lead our worship service and for the installation of Pastor Paul Bradford.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching on Psalm 8.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Martha Slings on the death of her son-in-law, Howard De Jong, on August 3.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Doyle Vande Lune who will celebrate his 92nd birthday on August 16, and to Hermina Stursma who will celebrate her 85th birthday on August 19, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to our Pella 2 family for all the prayers, calls, cards and words of condolence in the passing of Bill’s mother.  We take comfort in God’s unfailing promise of eternal life when we trust in Him.  God is good.  All the time.” – Bill and Barb Wilson and family

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

WEDNESDAY:  Adult Choir will practice 7:00-8:30 p.m. to sing this coming Sunday, August 19, for the morning worship service.

WELCOME:  We welcome Pastor Paul and Tammy Bradford as they have arrived here this past Wednesday.  We pray for God’s richest blessings on them as Pastor Paul assumes his responsibilities as pastor of our congregation.

CADET OPPORTUNITIES:  The Cadets are looking for at least one more counselor for the upcoming Cadet season.  If you have any interest in serving in this opportunity, please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085.

Please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085 if you have a son, or know of any boys, in grades 2-8 that would like to join Pella II’s Cadet program.  We meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights throughout September -February.

CHILD CARE for Adult Choir members’ young children has been an important ministry during rehearsals, and is a continual need.  If you don’t sing in choir, but you love children and would be willing to help occasionally in the nursery during rehearsals, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom — glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com or 641-628-1979.

NOTE FROM LE MAHIEU FAMILY:  “Dear Pella II, we are thankful for your recent gift to support our family and the work of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea.  We are into the third week of school, and Doug is glad to be back teaching history and English to missionary children at Ukarumpa International School.  Thank you for standing with us as we continue to transition into PNG culture and life.  Our prayers go out to all those impacted by the tornado.  We continue to pray for those out of work and those who have had property damage.  May God grant you all a quick recovery.  In Christian Love, Doug and Benita Le Mahieu and family”

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

Please join us for our first ever 5k/1 mile Grace Race for the Oskaloosa Christian School!  The run/walk will be on Labor Day, September 3, at 8:30 a.m.  It will start and finish at the school, 726 North E Street.  T-shirt guaranteed and discounted race fee if registered by August 15.  Sign up online at runsignup.com, link on Facebook, or fill out a registration form and drop it off at the Oskaloosa Christian School office.  Please contact Leah Bruxvoort with questions at rlbruxvoort@gmail.com or 641-295-6190. “When you run alone, it’s called a race. When God runs with you, it’s called GRACE!”

On September 13, the Bible League Volunteers are hosting their fall retreat at Calvary CRC.  Our key note speaker, Sherri Sechrist, is an accomplished business and conference speaker, worship leader, Bible Teacher, and aspiring servant of Christ, confident in this promise: “God’s not finished with me yet!”  Philippians 1:6.  Registration brochures are in your mailboxes and on the table in the narthex.  Registration deadline is August 31.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is seeking to hire a part-time secretary for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please contact Chris Ver Meer at 620-8241 or dpfarms@iowatelecom.net to apply.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

KIDS CORNER: The Scales of a Cheat – Liz is getting all A’s on his tests which is unusual, but not as unusual as Skink who also is getting A’s.  What is Skink’s secret?   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  At www.kidscorner.net, download the new free resource Power Tools:  Taking a Stand Against Bullying.

FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy.  Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com.  Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

August 5, 2018

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
August 5, 2018                                                                                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………. Jesus Paid It All Medley……………………………………………..

*Welcome and Call to Worship ……………………………………………………………….. Pastor Will

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

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

* My Lighthouse……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……

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

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………………… Elder Steve Roose

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

Offertory:  Nearer, My God, to Thee

*Response, singing……………….. Nearer, My God, to Thee………………. Celebration #553:1

Scripture………………………………………………………………………………………. Philippians 3:1-11;

Text: Philippians 3:7

Pew Bibles – page 1828

Sermon………………………. “Adding Up Our Profit and Losses”  …………………………………

Prayer of Confession………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

Sing……………………………… When I Survey the Wondrous Cross……. Celebration #324:1-4

Declaration of God’s Invitation and Promises

Hear the words of the institution of the Holy Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ:

The Lord Jesus, on the night of his arrest, took bread, and after giving thanks to God, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying “Take, eat.  This is my body, given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.  Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

Prayer for the Work of the Spirit…………………………………………………………………………………

Preparing 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.

The Communion

Take, eat, remember, and believe that the precious body of our Lord Jesus Christ was given for the complete forgiveness of all our sins.

Take, drink, remember, and believe that the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ was shed for the complete forgiveness of all our sins.

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

*Song of Gratitude……………………. There Is a Redeemer………………. Celebration #308:1-2……

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

*Response, singing…………………… There Is a Redeemer………………….. Celebration #308:3……

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

Guest Minister:  Pastor Will Verhoef; Organist:  Melissa Geetings
Harpist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   August 12:  Areopagus (ISU Campus Ministry); August 19:  Luke Society; August 26:  The Well

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sharesa Van Arendonk, Judy Van Zee, Lexi Matherly; August 12:  (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Sharon Walker, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; August 12: East Doors:  Stu and Amy Bokhoven; North Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; South Doors: Jonathan Van Haaften

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

Today: Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Vicki Slings – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; August 12:  Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Lisa Vos – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Sherwin Klyn; August 12:  Jeff Vander Molen

AUGUST MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Leona Nunnikhoven, Rob Rus

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Gary Kuiper, Dorothy Rus

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Brent Pierson, Bob Spencer

Justin Van Zee                          –     On Home Service

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

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

A special welcome to Pastor Will Verhoef, a retired CRC pastor from Redland, CA, now living in Pella, as he leads our worship this morning.

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Psalm 30, “YOU-Turn”. The offering will be for The Bible League International.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday Joel Vander Molen will be preaching in the morning.

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

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Bill and Barb Wilson and family on the death of Bill’s mother, Charlotte Wilson, on July 27.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Leona Nunnikhoven who will celebrate her 84th birthday on August 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thanks for the cards, kind words, text messages, flowers, and food that were so generously bestowed to us with the death of our beloved Dad and Grandpa.  We were overwhelmed with all the love and support from our Pella II family.  The following verses come to our minds:  II Corinthians 1:3 & 4.  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.  Blessings to you, Pella II.” – Darrell & Bonnie Boot, Jenna & Tanner Vos & family, Jay & Kelsey Boot & family, Justin Boot

New Address:  Mary Klyn, 2604 Fifield Road, #A303, Pella, IA  50219; Phone: 641-621-1409.

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

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY INFORMATION:  Remember to submit photos and/or information changes for the church picture directory. We will not be including addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses on the updated sheets but would love to have you include a bit about yourself and/or your family – jobs, hobbies, a favorite Bible verse, etc. Melissa Tukker will be taking photos in the deacon’s room after church today. You can have your photo taken today even if you didn’t sign up. If you have a photo you want to submit, send it to bpierson@iowatelecom.net. Please include a release from the photographer if it’s a professional photo. You can submit updated information about yourself to the same email.  Let Stephanie Roose, Melissa Tukker, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson know if you have any questions.

UPDATE FROM COUNCIL:  Pastor Paul Bradford and Tammy came this past week to move some of their belongings into the parsonage.  They traveled back to Michigan and will arrive with the rest of their belongings on Thursday.  They will be taking some time to get settled, getting to know our town and congregation.  Pastor Paul will be installed on August 19 and his first official service will be August 26.  During the time prior to his installation, Pastor Paul will be available for pastoral visits.  Be sure to stop by and welcome the Bradfords.  You can contact Pastor Paul by cell phone at 248-824-3662 or by email at plbradford@me.com.

CADET COUNSELORS NEEDED:  The Cadets are looking for a few more counselors for the upcoming Cadet season.  If you have any interest in serving in this opportunity, please contact Shane Tukker at 303-827-4085.

CHILD CARE for Adult Choir members’ young children has been an important ministry during rehearsals, and is a continual need.  If you don’t sing in choir, but you love children and would be willing to help occasionally in the nursery during rehearsals, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom — glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com or 641-628-1979.

THANK YOU:  The Council would like to express its thanks to the Search Committee for all the time, effort, and dedication they put into finding a pastor over the multiple year process.  Thank you!

ADDRESS INFO:  Pastor Jack and Karen Vanden Heuvel’s address is 9152 Fox Ct., Victoria, MN  55386

PELLA TORNADO RELIEF FUND:  The Well Resource Center has created a Pella Tornado Relief Fund to help those who were affected by the events on July19.  For the resources available through this fund see the bulletin board downstairs or pick up a leaflet from the table in the narthex.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Change is a fact of life!  Have you recently updated your will to reflect your current family and charitable goals?  James Prichard, Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will come alongside you to help review your current plan.  Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area Monday, August 6, and Tuesday, August 7.    Call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule a conversation with Jim.

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

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

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

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is seeking to hire a part-time secretary for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please contact Chris Ver Meer at 620-8241 or dpfarms@iowatelecom.net to apply.

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July 29, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 29, 2018                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………. This Is My Father’s World / Shout to the Lord……………………………..

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

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

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

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

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

Profession of Faith………………………………………………………………………………. Sarah Van Zee

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

God’s Will for Our Life……………………………………………………………………. 1 Corinthians 13

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………………. Elder Calvin Roose

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………….. Joshua Christian Academy

Offertory: How Great Thou Art – Rob Rus, Trumpet

*Response, singing…………………… How Great Thou Art………………….. Celebration #147:4……

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………….. 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Pew Bibles – page 1852

Sermon.. Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, of Agape, and of Self Control……………

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

*Sing…………………………………. Have Thine Own Way, Lord…………. Celebration #591:1-4

A Time of Thanksgiving…………………………………………………………………………………………….

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

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

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

Interim Pastor:  Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Organist: Joyce Boender

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Allison Van Wyngarden, Kala Talsma, Taryn Hugen; August 5:  Sharesa Van Arendonk, Susan Pierson, Lexi Matherly

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; North Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; South Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; August 5:  East Doors:  Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan

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

Today: Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; August 5:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Vicki Slings – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; August 5: Sherwin Klyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 90. The offering will be for Christian Schools International.  Faith CRC will be serving ice cream sundaes after the 6:00 evening service.  Please join us for some great fellowship and delicious ice cream!

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday Pastor Will Verhoef will be preaching in the morning.

We look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Psalm 30, “YOU-Turn”.  The offering will be for Bible League International.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Gary and Sandi Vander Molen on the death of Sandi’s father Ken Wielard and brother-in-law to Ray and Lois Klyn.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

“Sylvia Langstraat, Ray and Lois Klyn, Marion and Glenda Klyn, Sid and Mary Klyn, Les and Linda Klyn and Dorothy Rus wish to thank the congregation for their many expressions of sympathy and care at the passing of their brother John Klyn.  They were much appreciated.”

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

(Note the August Council meeting has been moved to July 30.)

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

THANK YOU:  “Thanks for the hospitality shown to us when we were here in Pella II.  This is my last Sunday here, so we will be leaving for our home in the Minneapolis area.  I have two months off and then I will be taking another three-month interim somewhere else.  May the Lord bless you all and lead you a step at a time in the days ahead.” – Pastor Jack and Karen.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETNG: On Monday, July 23, we held a congregational meeting to discuss and vote on extending a call to Pastor Paul Bradford.  The vote passed and now Council is working through the process of formally extending a call to him. Please pray for our church and Pastor Paul as he considers accepting the call and how to move forward.

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES: Do you want to maximize  to impact of the resources God has entrusted to you?  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation will show you how.  As a member of our congregation a confidential will planning consultation is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation.  Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7.  Simply call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim.

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Correction to Financial Report, Jan.-June 2018
  • Huyser Prayer Letter

July 22, 2018

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

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

Exaltation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: There Is a Savior

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE REMINDER: If you signed up to donate school supplies for the Pella Food Shelf, please bring them to church no later than July 29?

PASTOR JACK’S SERMON NEXT SUNDAY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • June Financial Report
  • Building Finance Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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