November 19, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

November 19, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Praise to the Lord the Almighty

To God Be the Glory

Rejoice the Lord is King

Welcome and Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise led by Praise Band

* Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King

* Come, People of the Risen King

“Cross” Update Bev De Vries

Anthem The Sound of the Saints Children’s Choir, Praise Band

Words of Confession

*Song of Recommitment to Thankfulness Thank You, Lord

Congregational Prayer

Scripture Reading Genesis 48:1-20

Pew Bibles – page 80

Sermon “God’s Will Be Done”

Prayer

Offering Luke Society

Offertory: Give Thanks

*Response, singing Give Thanks Celebration #170

*Blessing………..

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Joyce Boender
Children’s Choir; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: November 23: Thanksgiving Envelopes; November 26: Resonate Global Mission

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Lisa Vos, Nia Hoekstra; Thanksgiving Day: (A.M.) Judy Van Zee, Emily Boender, Matt Bokhoven; November 26: (A.M.) Sharon Walker, Arlys Veenstra, Lexi Matherly

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North Doors: Darrell and Bonnie Boot; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; Thanksgiving: East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur, North Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom; South Doors: Dorothy Rus; November 26: East Doors: Marion Klyn, Sherwin and Paula Klyn; North Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; South Doors: Corey and Katie Magnussen

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

Today: Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; November 26: Libby Braafhart – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Calvin Van Haaften; November 26: Brian Van Kooten

DECEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Corey Magnussen, Les Nieuwsma; North Side: Gary Vander Molen; South Side: Dave Klyn

Attention December 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.

Adult Choir Rehearsal for Thanksgiving, 10:40-11:35 a.m.

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

Youth Praise Team – 11:35-12:15 a.m.

December 2 and 3 Christmas Musical Rehearsal – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – the forgiveness of sins. The offering will be for Pella Pine Rest.

NEXT SUNDAY: There will be no church school classes next Sunday.

Adult Choir Rehearsal, 10:40-11:35 a.m.

December 2 and 3 Christmas Musical Rehearsal, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. next Sunday First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at Faith CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Please pray for healing for Lenora Pleima as she deals with asthma and a bladder infection, as well as continuing stomach problems.

Remember to continue praying for Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt and Alice Zylstra.

We wish a happy birthday to Viola De Vries who will celebrate her 84th birthday on November 21, and pray for God’s blessings.

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

Our Congregational Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Nominees for the office of elder for a 3-year term beginning in 2018 are Ron Branderhorst, Ryan Hoekstra, Calvin Roose, Steve Roose, Dave Stevenson and Bill Wilson. Nominees for the office of deacon for a 3-year term beginning in 2018 are Jamis Christensen, Corey Magnussen, Lance Nieuwsma, Steve Talsma, and Matt Vos. Three elders and two deacons will be selected by lot, and the budget for 2018 will be voted on.   If anyone has objections to any nominees serving our church, contact any council member. Absentee votes for the budget can be placed in a signed envelope and given to any council member.

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

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

THANKSGIVING DAY: We will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday for our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service. Our offering envelopes, which were mailed to you, and nonperishable food items for the Pella Food Shelf will be received at the front of the sanctuary. There are extra envelopes and sheets explaining the causes on the table in the narthex for any guests who may desire to use them.

SATURDAY: Youth Praise Team – 1:00-2:00 p.m.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Operation Christmas Child boxes are due today. Youth Group will be bringing them over to Grace Fellowship immediately following the church service so please have your boxes in the basement. If you forgot your box, you can drop it off at Grace Fellowship before tomorrow. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Roose. Thanks again for your support of Operation Christmas Child.

A FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL is available on November 23. The meal is served from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at First Reformed Church. You can carry out a meal or have it delivered. If you have any questions or would like a meal delivered call the church office at 628-3493.

POINSETTIA ORDERS: As is tradition, the PCHS Music Department will be selling poinsettias for this holiday season. Order forms are available from any PCHS band or choir student, in the school office, on the school website or on the table in our narthex. Five different colors are available at a cost of $13.00 per plant. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 21, and picked up on Monday, November 27, between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

A benefit concert for the Freedom House (Restoration home for girls out of trafficking) featuring the Sinnema Family Band and Live Americana Gospel Music will be held at the First Reformed Church Chapel on Friday, December 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Do your holiday baking the easy way at Oskaloosa Christian School Gym, located at 726 North E Street, on Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Plates of goodies will include Decorated Sugar Christmas Cookies, Fudge, Divinity, Oreo Snow Balls, Peanut Butter Brittle and much more. Also, new to this year’s event is a vendors/crafters sale at the same time as the bake sale. Over 20 vendors will be available for your holiday shopping. Vendors/crafters include Attic Creations, Gold Canyon Candles, Lipsense, Pampered Chef, Refurbage, Signs by Shari, 3 J’s Soap and many more. Please contact Amie Roberts at 641-295-1619 if you have further questions. Visit our website www.oskaloosachristian.net under announcements for more information.

Vocational Agriculture Program at Pella Christian High: All those interested in discussing the addition of a Vocational Agriculture and FFA program at Pella Christian High School are invited to an informational meeting in the PCHS Commons on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. Voc/Ag committee members will discuss the benefits of adding such a program and will answer questions from constituents. We would like to compile a list of questions/answers prior to that evening. Please send your questions regarding this program to Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org by Tuesday, November 28. Interest shown at this meeting will help the board determine whether to bring a Voc/Ag proposal to the Society in January.

PCHS ANNUAL FINANCIAL DRIVE: The Pella Christian High School Annual Financial Drive is currently underway.  The goal for this year is $75,000 used to support the general fund of the school. If you are considering a gift to this drive please remember to make your gift by December 31.  There is a letter in your mailboxes today explaining the drive. Donations can be sent directly to the school office at 300 Eagle Lane or given to any board member.  Thank you for your ongoing support of the mission of PCHS.

NEWS FROM THE WELL: (1) We are excited to celebrate the upcoming graduation of 11 students in the Getting Ahead (GA) Program. GA provides our clients with the tools and a plan that helps guide them in stabilizing their future. Each year we’ve transitioned our graduates from GA into a program called Connections that links the graduate with mentors to assist them in the implementation of their personal plan. Each student will be assigned two mentors that meet with them 1-2 times per month over the year by providing encouragement, support, and prayer. Training is provided and several meetings will be guided by a facilitator. We would like to have the mentors identified and given the opportunity to meet their student on January 8. We ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a mentor. Please contact Tabitha Vos at the Well (641-621-0164 x709) by Monday, December 18 to get involved.

(2) Looking for a place to meet people and serve others? There is a place for you to volunteer at The Well. We have a wide variety of volunteer positions that are waiting for someone with just your heart and skill set. Go to www.thewelliowa.org to fill out a volunteer application today! The next volunteer orientation is Tuesday, December 12 at noon.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • October Financial Report
  • PCHS Fall Drive Letter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: God Listens and Whispers – When we feel overwhelmed or depressed or unjustly attacked and beaten down by the world, God is ready to listen to our complaints. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Kings 19 to discover our God who listens in our pain, then comforts and challenges us with a whisper. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Turkey Rocket – In this favorite episode, On Thanksgiving Day, all of Terrene comes out to help to celebrate being thankful, but Liz and the gang encounter some tough challenges and hard times. Can they be thankful regardless of the circumstances?   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Check out KC’s Gifts of Kindness Advent Calendar and Devotional and invite your whole family to join you in giving daily gifts of kindness – www.kidscorner.net.

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL SERIES – Looking for more meaning in the midst of a busy Christmas season? This Advent, ReFrame Media offers a special email devotional series just for you. With daily devotions and encouragements from Today, Family Fire, Groundwork, and the fun of Kids Corner, we designed it to help your whole family experience the true wonder of Christmas, the coming Christ. Subscribe at reframemedia.com/advent.

RESONATE GLOBAL MISSION: Serve individuals with disabilities in Nicaragua – Tesoros de Dios is a ministry for children with developmental disabilities in Managua, Nicaragua. If you would like to provide classroom or therapy support, occupational therapy assistance, or serve in another way, contact Lisa Sochacki at Lsochacki@crcna.org.

WORLD RENEW: Double Your Donation to Help a Family in Need – Between now and Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2017), you can double your gift to help a family caught in the crossfire of conflict in Syria through World Renew’s matching grant from One Day’s Wages (ODW). Give a $30 gift and see it doubled to $60, enough to feed a family of six for a month. Go to www.onedayswages.org/worldrenew to learn more, donate, or start a fundraising campaign. Checks can be sent to One Day’s Wages, P. O. Box 18070, Seattle, WA 98118, with “World Renew” on the memo line.

November 12, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

November 12, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Faith of Our Fathers

Now Thank We All Our God

Welcome and Call to Worship

Honoring Our Veterans

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise led by Praise Band

* My Lighthouse

* Praise the King

Congregational Prayer, Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Offering Back to God Ministries International

Offertory: Back to God Ministries video

*Sing……….. O How I Love Jesus……….. Celebration #92:1

The children are invited to the front.

Children’s Message……….. Brent Pierson

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.

*Sing……….. O How I Love Jesus……….. Celebration #92:2

Scripture, read by Jacob Vaverka Revelation 2:1-7

Pew Bibles – page 1914

Sermon “Returning to Your First Love”

Prayer

*Sing God, You Reign

*Blessing………..

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: November 19: Luke Society; November 23: Thanksgiving Envelopes; November 26: Resonate Global Mission

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Sharesa Van Arendonk, Alexis Vos; November 19: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Lisa Vos, Nia Hoekstra

C4C LEADERS: Today: Clarissa Van Zee and Rob Schreur

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Mike and Susan Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; November 19: East Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North Doors: Darrell and Bonnie Boot; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker

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

Today: Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lisa Vos – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; November 19: Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Katie Magnussen – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jason Van Arendonk; November 19: Calvin Van Haaften

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

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

C4C meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service. Visitors are also welcome! Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Clarissa Van Zee and Rob Schreur.

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 a.m.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Second CRC will meet at First CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – I believe a holy catholic church, the communion of saints. The offering is for Hope Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. next Sunday First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – the forgiveness of sins.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Please remember Lenora Pleima as she struggles with stomach issues and is searching for solutions.

Continue to hold up Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt as they face day to day challenges.

Alice Zylstra continues her recuperation after her foot surgery this past Monday.

Give thanks for all the men and women in our lives who have served in the Armed Forces.

“Thank you to my church family for cards received, phone calls and well wishes for my birthday.” – Edith Van Zee

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

TUESDAY: The Pella Christian High Concert Choir will be one of eight choirs featured at this year’s Little Hawkeye Conference Choral Festival Concert on November 14. This year, Pella Community High School will host the choirs of the schools in our conference. A mass choir made up of all eight choirs from the Little Hawkeye Conference as well as the individual choirs will perform at the concert. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Come and support our high school musicians and enjoy an evening of fine choral music.

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir (1st-6th grade) rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m. We will sing next Sunday, November 19!

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

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

Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 7:45-8:45 p.m. (also Sunday, November 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited the annual Sully Cadet hog roast on November 15 at the Sully Christian School Gym. The cadets will be serving BBQ pork, pork patties, potato salad, chips, baked beans, pie and ice cream from 5:00-7:30. In addition, meat will be available for sale and donations are being accepted to process the hogs.

Dad’s Belgian Waffle Supper sponsored by Ignite will be November 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at First CRC, 815 N 11th St., Oskaloosa, serving all-you-can-eat malted Belgian waffles, nine flavors of syrup, whipped cream and butter toppings, sausages and drink. Dine in or carry-out boxes available. Free will donation to support Ignite’s (Youth Group) upcoming summer mission trip.

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.

EVAPORATED MILK CHALLENGE: The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families. Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of evaporated milk for these boxes. This is the last day for collection.

FROM COUNCIL: Nominees for the office of elder for a 3-year term beginning in 2018 are Ron Branderhorst, Ryan Hoekstra, Calvin Roose, Steve Roose, Dave Stevenson and Bill Wilson. Nominees for the office of deacon for a 3-year term beginning in 2018 are Jamis Christensen, Corey Magnussen, Lance Nieuwsma, Steve Talsma, and Matt Vos. Three elders and two deacons will be selected by lot, and the budget for 2018 will be voted on at the annual congregational meeting on Monday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. If anyone has objections to any nominees serving our church, contact any council member.

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

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: It’s that time of the year where we remember the greatest gift ever given and we pass on the love and joy of that gift to others!  We’re letting our excitement team up with the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again this year.  This means sharing a little bit of what we have with kids that need it. A few suggested gifts for shoeboxes: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, yo-yos, jump ropes, pens, markers, crayons, paper, coloring and picture books, writing pads, solar calculators, hard candy (double wrap), gum, t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, etc. Do Not Include used or damaged items or war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate or lotions / liquids. There are boxes downstairs or you can fill your own shoebox or small plastic container.  Youth group will be going shopping this week so if you would like them to shop for you, please give your money to one of the high school kids or to Stephanie Roose by Wednesday. Please return your box to church by next Sunday, November 19.

THANKSGIVING FOOD OFFERING: Nonperishable food items will again be collected at our Thanksgiving Day service for Pella’s Food Shelf.

BLESSED TO BLESS: Join Pathways of Pella for our Diaper (NB-size 4) and Clothing (Nb-12 months) Give Away. No paperwork — just our gift to you — on November 13,14 and 16 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 703 Main in Pella. Everyone welcome.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION VISIT: Change is a fact of life! Have you updated your Estate Plan recently to reflect your current family and financial circumstances?   Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will come alongside you to help review your current plan. This confidential Estate Planning review is available to you at no charge and with no obligation. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area November 14-15, 2017. Call Deb Harder at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com.

A FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL is available on November 23. The meal is served from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at First Reformed Church. You can carry out a meal or have it delivered. If you have any questions or would like a meal delivered call the church office at 628-3493.

POINSETTIA ORDERS: As is tradition, the PCHS Music Department will be selling poinsettias for this holiday season. Order forms are available from any PCHS band or choir student, in the school office, on the school website or on the table in our narthex. Five different colors are available at a cost of $13.00 per plant. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 21, and picked up on Monday, November 27, between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Do your holiday baking the easy way at Oskaloosa Christian School, located at 726 North E Street, on Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Plates of goodies will include Decorated Sugar Christmas Cookies, Fudge, Divinity, Oreo Snow Balls, Peanut Butter Brittle and much more. Also, new to this year’s event is a vendors/crafters sale at the same time as the bake sale. Over 20 vendors will be available for your holiday shopping. Vendors/crafters include Attic Creations, Gold Canyon Candles, Lipsense, Pampered Chef, Refurbage, Signs by Shari, 3 J’s Soap and many more.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • November Council Report
  • 2018 Proposed Budget
  • Peckham News Update
  • Huyser Prayer Letter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Choose the One, True God – Every day we encounter challenges from culture and other religions that force us to define and explain God. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Kings 18 to see how God answers these challenges and challenges us to stop compromising and choose the one, true God. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: A Very Good Day – In this brand new episode Grandpa and Liz follow treasure hunt clues left behind by a childhood friend of Grandpa. What’s the next clue? What’s the treasure hidden somewhere in Terrene? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Check out KC’s Gifts of Kindness Advent Calendar and Devotional and invite your whole family to join you in giving daily gifts of kindness – www.kidcorner.net.

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.

November 5, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

November 5, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Bread of the World Ruth Stevenson, pianist

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

Welcome and Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise

* Hear the Call of the Kingdom

* My Jesus, I Love Thee Celebration #79:1, 2, 4

Anthem Jesu, Jesu Children’s Choir

Words of Confession

Congregational Prayer

Sing Jesu, Jesu

The children are invited to the front during this song.

Children’s Message            Robert Rus

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

Offertory Anthem: I Love to Tell the Story

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften John 21

Pew Bibles – page 1687

Sermon “How Jesus Healed Peter”

Prayer

*Sing More Love to Thee Celebration #634:1-3

*Blessing………..

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Joyce Boender
Children’s Choir, Soloists: Claire Braafhart, Aurelia Zylstra, Georgia De Vries;
Adult Choir; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: November 12: Back to God Ministries International; November 19: Luke Society; November 23: Thanksgiving Envelopes; November 26: Resonate Global Mission

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Crystal Schreur, Nathaniel Veenstra; November 12: (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Sharesa Van Arendonk, Alexis Vos

C4C LEADER: November 12: Clarissa Van Zee

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Deb Klyn; South Doors: Ken and Esther Van Gent; November 12: East Doors: Mike and Susan Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Al and Joyce Boender

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

Today: Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; November 12: Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lisa Vos – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Vander Molen; November 12: 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.

Today is World Hunger Sunday, and we will collect the Peter Fish. Thanks for feeding the fish and fighting hunger.

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 a.m.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at First CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – I believe in the Holy Spirit. The offering is for Creation Station.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. next Sunday First CRC and Second CRC will meet at First CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – I believe a holy catholic church, the communion of saints.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “I am returning to Iowa this week Wednesday. I would appreciate your prayers for a safe flight and also travel to the airport during the morning rush hour. Thank you!” – Kathleen De Haan

“Thank you for the many cards, calls and words of sympathy we received after the passing of our brother. It means so much to us.” – John and Louise Van Woerkom

“Thank you to my church family for all the beautiful cards and telephone calls I received on my birthday.” – Thressa Nieuwsma

“A special thank you to the youth group and the Goodfellas for raking my yard and blowing out the gutters. Many hands got it done quickly. I appreciate it so much.” – Sincerely, Ed Uitermarkt

“I want to thank the Goodfellas, the young peoples leaders and all the young people for raking my yard of its leaves. It was a big surprise and I’m very thankful for it and for all those who did the raking.” – Carl Van Houweling

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 5. Our Fall Project offering for Hope Ministries and Pella Food Shelf’s Backpack program will again be taken at this meeting. All ladies are welcome!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50.

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

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

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

Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 7:45-8:45 p.m.

SATURDAY: On November 11, at 6:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity will be hosting our annual Fundraising Event to support our building in Marion County. The event will be held at the Pella Fieldhouse located at 308 S.E. 9th Street in Pella. The price is $25 per person for dinner, and $15 if attending the after-dinner activities, all collected at the door. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance. The theme for the evening is Together to Build with an emphasis that this ministry could not happen without the support of our local community. Parents are invited to bring their children along and drop them off at the Fun Factory next door. (See note at end of the bulletin.)

EVAPORATED MILK CHALLENGE: The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families. Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of evaporated milk for these boxes by November 12. We have one week to meet the challenge! A collection table is downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Blessed to Bless: Join Pathways of Pella for our Diaper (NB-size 4) and Clothing (Nb-12 months) Give Away. No paperwork — just our gift to you — on November 13,14 and 16 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 703 Main in Pella. Everyone welcome.

Sully Cadet Hog Roast: Everyone is invited the annual Cadet hog roast on November 15 at the Sully Christian School Gym. The cadets will be serving BBQ pork, pork patties, potato salad, chips, baked beans, pie and ice cream from 5:00-7:30. In addition, meat will be available for sale.

Dad’s Belgian Waffles! Plan now to attend the Ignite fundraiser Wednesday, November 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa. You’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat malted Belgian waffles, nine flavors of syrup, whipped cream and butter toppings, sausages and drink. Dine in or carry-out boxes available. Free will donation to support Ignite’s (Youth Group) upcoming summer mission trip.

Barnabas Foundation Visit: If you have unanswered questions about your Estate Plan, you are not alone. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will be meeting with Christian families in our area November 14-15. Jim will be happy to provide clear and easy-to-understand Estate Planning information regardless of the size of your Estate, your age or stage in life. There is no financial obligation for this confidential meeting. If you would like to meet with Jim P., please contact Deb Harder at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com

Dordt College’s Day of Encouragement will be Saturday, February 3, 2018, on the campus of Dordt College. This year’s keynote speaker is Rev. Reggie Smith who will share his story of guiding change in transitional urban communities. Details will become available in November with registration opening December 1. The Day of Encouragement, sponsored by Dordt College, is a day to inspire, encourage and equip God’s people for ministry. Everyone is welcome to participate.

NOTE FROM THE LE MAHIEU’S:   Dear Pella II, Thank you all so much for the recent gift you sent for our Wycliffe ministry. You have blessed us in so many ways and we appreciate it. We enjoyed worshipping with you this summer, and we are praying for your congregation as you face many future challenges and decisions. Since returning to the U.S., we have continued to do some work remotely with the Bau translation team; however, we don’t have a great way to communicate with them directly since they do not have email access where they live. We have arranged for them to attend a two-week work session (Nov. 1-14) near their village with other national translation teams in the Madang area. Pray that this two-week work session with the other teams in the province will be a time of encouragement for them. Often, when the teams are working alone in the village, with not a lot of community or church involvement, it can be a little discouraging and daunting for them to keep going. Their specific task is to complete the back translation of 50 Bible stories to be published later in a Bible storybook. Please pray that this gets done so we can move ahead with checking the stories closely. God bless you! Doug and Benita

DUTCH LETTERS FOR SALE! Sully Christian School is again selling delicious, hand-rolled Dutch Letters. Each 12″ stick is stuffed with yummy almond filling and comes to you frozen so you can bake at your convenience. They are great for holiday get-togethers, or just for a treat on a cold day! A box of six Dutch Letters is $25.00.   Pick-up date is Friday, November 10, noon-9:00 p.m. at Sully Christian School. Delivery options are also available.   Place your order soon by contacting Sandi De Vries at 641-793-2911, Cell 641-780-4049, or email scsdutchletters@gmail.com.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT: Help is needed at the Habitat for Humanity fundraising event this Saturday. They need people to bake many potatoes, prepare salad, set up food prior to event, assist in the food process during the event (from around 5:15-6:45), clean up after the food, and also people to do childcare throughout the event.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY: Today, on World Hunger Sunday, we bring our offerings to God and ask Him to use them to supply the needs of those living in poverty through the work of World Renew to break barriers that lead to hunger.

GROUNDWORK: God Cares and Provides – When times are tough and we’re on our knees, yet nothing seems to change, it can leave us questioning God’s promises and faithfulness. Join us in studying the stories of Elijah in 1 Kings 17 to remind ourselves just how far God’s care and provision extend.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Change of Plans – In this brand new episode Lucille has great plans for the church’s youth camp, but everything is put on hold with a hospital visit. Can Lucille’s replacement Liz pull it off perfectly?   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Check out KC’s Gifts of Kindness Advent Calendar and Devotional and invite your whole family to join you in giving daily gifts of kindness – www.kidcorner.net.

FREE ADVENT DEVOTIONAL: “Immanuel, Incarnate” is an email devotional series that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world during Advent 2017. World Renew and the CRC Office of Social Justice will explore the Incarnation of Christ and His presence in our lives as we prepare to celebrate His birth. Each devotion will be delivered to your email inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting December 4 through Christmas Day. Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today.

HURRICANE RESPONSE UPDATE: World Renew is sending volunteers in Christ’s name to help with clean-up and home repairs in Texas and Florida. Disaster Response Services personnel are on their way to Puerto Rico, securing volunteer opportunities for churches and offering services in recovering communities. Through unmet needs assessment, building estimating, and reconstruction, World Renew is committed to supporting local communities in their recovery efforts. This ministry is made possible by more than 2,300 volunteers. World Renew is not often the very first organization on the scene; we are very often the last to leave. You can join World Renew in responding to September’s Hurricanes as the work is expected to continue for several years. Learn more at worldrenew.net/hurricanes.

October 29, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday 9:30 A.M.

Prelude A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Welcome and Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise

* A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Celebration #151:1-4

Anthem Foundation

Congregational Prayer

Sing Reformation

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Pella II General Fund

Offertory: Thy Word

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.

*Sing……….. Open My Eyes That I May See……….. Celebration #563:1-3 ……….. ………..

Scripture, read by Dave Klyn Deuteronomy 30; John 10:10

Pew Bibles – page 320

Sermon “Choose Life”

Prayer

Song……….. Reformation Song……….. Vocal Ensemble………..

*Blessing………..

*Response, singing:………..

And on this Reformation Day, we join with saints of old to sing;
We lift our hearts as one in praise: Glory to Christ our gracious King.
Gloria, Gloria, Glory to God alone. Gloria, Gloria, Glory to God alone.
Gloria, Gloria, Glory to God alone. Gloria, Gloria, Glory to God alone.

By Tim Chester, Bob Kauflin; c2017 Sovereign Grace Praise, CCLI #618659

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Joyce Boender
Trumpeters: Robert Rus, Will Vande Voort; Vocal Ensemble; Guitarist: Jon Golliet
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: November 5: Peter Fish/World Renew; November 12: Back to God Ministries International; November 19: Luke Society; November 23: Thanksgiving Envelopes; November 26: Resonate Global Mission

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Melissa Tukker, Brooke Van Woerkom, Taryn Hugen; November 5: (A.M.) Allison Van Wyngarden, Crystal Schreur, Nathaniel Veenstra

C4C LEADER: Today: Jeanetta Nieuwsma and Emily Boender

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Kurt and Emily Boender; North Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; South Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; November 5: East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Deb Klyn; South Doors: Ken and Esther Van Gent

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

Today: Joyce Vander Molen- C,J,S; Marilyn Vander Molen – C,J; Mary Ann Vander Molen – C,S; Lawrence Vander Molen – S; November 5: Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; November 5: Jeff Vander Molen

NOVEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Calvin Roose, Jason Van Arendonk; North Side: Dave Stevenson; South Side: Adam Slings

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

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

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

C4C meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service. Visitors are also welcome! Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Jeanetta Nieuwsma and Emily Boender.

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 a.m.

Profession of Faith class will meet again this morning immediately after the morning worship service in the youth room. Anyone who is interested in this class is welcome to join us.

5:00 p.m. Choir rehearsal at Calvary CRC for the 6:00 p.m. service.

At 6:00 p.m. there will be a joint Reformation Day service at Calvary CRC observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Mr. Tyler Heifers, director of Areopagus Campus Ministry at Iowa State University, will be preaching. The offering will be for Areopagus Campus Ministry.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next week is World Hunger Sunday. Don’t forget your Peter Fish!

At 6:00 p.m. next Sunday First CRC, Second CRC and Faith CRC will meet at First CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed, I believe in the Holy Spirit.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Dorell Uitermarkt is eager to return home from the hospital by this weekend. He is most eager to enjoy home-cooked meals again. Lift up Elizabeth as well, as she and visiting nurses will be caring for his needs.

Alice Zylstra is scheduled for outpatient foot surgery on November 6. We pray for a good outcome for her.

Continue to pray for the needs of all those who are experiencing chronic pain and physical weakness; and for those who are caring for them.

We wish a happy birthday to Alberta De Jong who will celebrate her 84th birthday on November 3, and pray for God’s blessings.

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

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

WEDNESDAY: The GEMS will have their Pizza Ranch Fundraiser on November 1 between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Take a night off from cooking to enjoy some pizza and let our girls serve you!

Youth Group and Goodfellas will meet at church at 5:30 to rake leaves followed by pizza afterwards. If anyone has some leaves they would like us to help with, please contact Stephanie Roose at 641-780-3365. We would love to serve you!!

No Children’s Choir rehearsal this week.

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

Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 7:45-8:45 p.m.

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

FRIDAY: The Peoria Christian School annual bazaar is November 3, at the Peoria Christian School Gym. Please join us for a fun-filled evening. Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy, 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time, 3:00-4:30; Pulled Pork Supper, 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00. Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned. Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian.

PLEASE NOTE: Pastor Dale and Gloria will be gone this week until Thursday for a wedding in Michigan. If you have a need during this time, please contact your district elder.

THANK YOU: The Cadets would like to thank everyone who attended the pork patty supper on October 18. With your support we were able to have a successful fundraiser that will help cover this year’s fees and supply costs!

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

UPCOMING EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULE:

Nov. 5 – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC, Pastor Ryan Faber preaching on Apostles’ Creed –

I Believe in the Holy Spirit. (1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Faith CRC)

Nov. 12 – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC, Pastor Dale Slings preaching on Apostles’ Creed – Holy catholic church, communion of saints (1st CRC & 2nd CRC)

Nov. 19 – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC, Pastor Ryan Faber preaching on Apostles’ Creed – Forgiveness of sins (1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

Nov. 26 – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC, Pastor Brad Meinders preaching on Apostles’ Creed – Resurrection of body & life everlasting (1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

Dec. 3 – 6:00 p.m. Christmas Musical at First Reformed Church (1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

EVAPORATED MILK CHALLENGE: The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families. Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of evaporated milk for these boxes by November 12. Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of evaporated milk. A collection table is downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

On Saturday, November 11, at 6:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity will be hosting our annual Fundraising Event to support our building in Marion County. The event will be held at the Pella Fieldhouse located at 308 S.E. 9th Street in Pella. The price is $25 per person for dinner, and $15 if attending the after-dinner activities, all collected at the door. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance. The theme for the evening is Together to Build with an emphasis that this ministry could not happen without the support of our local community. Parents are invited to bring their children along and drop them off at the Fun Factory next door.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 15, for Dad’s Belgian Waffle Supper from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa, sponsored by Ignite (Youth Group).

Barnabas Foundation Visit: Do you want to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you? Regardless of the size of your estate, your age or stage in life, Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will show you how. As a member of our congregation, a confidential Estate Planning consultation is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation. Jim Prichard will be meeting with Christian families in our area November 14-15. Call Deb Harder at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com to schedule a conversation with Jim. To help you get started, you may also request a free special report titled “Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes or Misconceptions” by simply sending an e-mail request with “Top 10” in the subject line to info@barnabasfoundation.com.

A benefit concert for the Freedom House (Restoration home for girls out of trafficking) featuring the Sinnema Family Band and Live Americana Gospel Music will be held at the First Reformed Church Chapel on Friday, December 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Dordt College’s Day of Encouragement will be Saturday, February 3, 2018, on the campus of Dordt College. This year’s keynote speaker is Rev. Reggie Smith who will share his story of guiding change in transitional urban communities. Details will become available in November with registration opening December 1. The Day of Encouragement, sponsored by Dordt College, is a day to inspire, encourage and equip God’s people for ministry. Everyone is welcome to participate.

DUTCH LETTERS FOR SALE! Sully Christian School is again selling delicious, hand-rolled Dutch Letters. Each 12″ stick is stuffed with yummy almond filling and comes to you frozen so you can bake at your convenience. They are great for holiday get-togethers, or just for a treat on a cold day! A box of six Dutch Letters is $25.00. Pick-up date is Friday, November 10, noon-9:00 p.m. at Sully Christian School. Delivery options are also available. Place your order soon by contacting Sandi De Vries at 641-793-2911, Cell 641-780-4049, or email scsdutchletters@gmail.com.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Lake View Camp’s Winter Retreat is this December 16 and 17, and you don’t want to miss it! Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Join us in exploring the power of Jesus speaking truth and us living in it while being surrounded by a culture full of lies, half-truths, and fake news. Head to our website (www.lakeviewconference.com) to find more information and to register.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Newsletter
  • Doug & Benita Le Mahieu Prayer Cards
  • Breaking Barriers, from Disability Concerns

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Glory to God Alone – It feels good to be praised and acknowledged for what we do. Yet Scripture tells us to give God all the glory. Join Groundwork as we discuss Colossians 3:5-10, Psalm 115:1, and Deuteronomy 8:10-18 to determine what it means to give God all the glory and how we can practically commit ourselves to this important Reformation theme. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Nerbles and Noobles – Listen to the new episodes this month! Space Troopers Liz Laserlight and Spike Starrunner have 17 minutes to save the plan Zot from destruction. Can their words and actions convince the Noobles and the Nerbles not to use their secret weapons? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Free Giveaway: Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 1!” Have fun as you learn about God’s big story!

FAMILY FIRE: There’s Help for Marriages in Crisis – Every marriage hits bumps in the road. But what happens when the bumps become huge roadblocks? “Marriages in Crisis,” an ebook from Family Fire, helps you find hope and see God at work in the most difficult time of your life. It’s yours free when you subscribe to Family Fire at familyfire.com/marriageincrisis.

CALVIN SYMPOSIUM ON WORSHIP: You are invited to register and attend the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 25-27, 2018, at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The three-day conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. There are excellent rates for students and groups from churches. See http://worship.calvin.edu/symposium/ for complete information and the registration link.

October 22, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 22, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Be Thou My Vision

It Is Well with My Soul

Welcome and Call to Worship

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise

* When Morning Gilds the Skies Celebration #215:1-4

* Hear the Call of the Kingdom

Congregational Prayer

*Sing Reformation Hymn

Mission Moment Jayson Henry – The Well

Giving Our Firstfruits to God The Well

Offertory Anthem: Blest Are They

*Congregational Response, singing:……….. ……….. ………..

Rejoice! and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you,

Rejoice! and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God! by D. Haas © 1986 G.I.A. Publ., Inc., Chicago. ARR

Scripture Reading Luke 6:17-26

Pew Bibles – page 1600

Sermon “Right-Side Up Living”

Prayer

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

King of Heaven, we will answer the call. We will follow, bringing hope to the world.

Filled with passion, filled with power to proclaim salvation in Jesus’ name.

Keith, Kristyn Getty; Stuart Townend; © 2006 Thankyou Music / CCLI # 618659

*Blessing………..

*Response, singing:……….. Rejoice! and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you,

Rejoice! and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

*Postlude……….. ………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist
Soloists: Ken Van Woerkom, Joe Van Haaften, Arlys Veenstra;
Guitarist: Calvin Van Haaften

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 22, 2017 Combined Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Jesus Paid It All, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Call to Worship 1 Peter 2:4-5

Choral Invitation Built on a Rock

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*Singing Praise to Our Ascended Lord

* All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name Celebration #43:1-All; 3-Women; 4-All

* Crown Him with Many Crowns Celebration #45:1-All; 3-Men; 4-All

* Jesus Shall Reign Celebration #375:1, 2, 4

Evening Prayer………..

Response, singing He Is Lord Celebration #34

Giving Our Firstfruits to God The Well

Offertory: A Mighty Fortress / Awesome God

*Our Profession of Faith……….. based on “The Apostles’ Creed”

Leader: Do you believe in God the Father?

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

Leader: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

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

Leader: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

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

Scripture Reading Acts 1:1-11; Pew Bibles – page 1690

Sermon “Heaven is for Real”

Prayer

*Sing See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph Psalter #365:1-3

*Blessing

*Postlude

Preacher: Pastor Brad Meinders; Assisting: Pastor Ryan Faber; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 29: Pella II General Fund; November 5: Peter Fish/World Renew; November 12: Back to God Ministries International; November 19: Luke Society; November 23: Thanksgiving Envelopes; November 26: Resonate Global Mission

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Barb Gosselink, Claire Braafhart; (P.M.) Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; October 29: (A.M.) Melissa Tukker, Brooke Van Woerkom, Taryn Hugen

C4C LEADER: October 29: Jeanetta Nieuwsma

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; North Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; South Doors: Larry and Jan Van Weelden; October 29: East Doors: Kurt and Emily Boender; North Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; South Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt

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

Today: Emily Boender – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; October 29: Joyce Vander Molen- C,J,S; Marilyn Vander Molen – C,J; Mary Ann Vander Molen – C,S; Lawrence Vander Molen – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Van Kooten; October 29: Sherwin Klyn

NOVEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Calvin Roose, Jason Van Arendonk; North Side: Dave Stevenson; South Side: Adam Slings

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

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

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

We invite 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 a.m.

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Reformation Day service the evening of October 29 at Calvary CRC. Next Sunday’s rehearsal will be at Calvary CRC.

4:45-5:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for December 2 and 3 Christmas musical.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship here at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

NEXT SUNDAY: There will be a joint Reformation Day service observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation next Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Calvary CRC. Mr. Tyler Heifers, director of Campus Ministry at Iowa State University, will be preaching.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathy to John and Louise Van Woerkom on the death of John’s brother Larry Van Woerkom this past week. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen them in this loss.

We wish a happy birthday to Edith Van Zee who will celebrate her 87th birthday on October 23, and to Thressa Nieuwsma who will celebrate her 86th birthday on October 24, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for all the birthday cards that I received for my birthday, and for the greetings from the Perk Up ladies.” – Mary Klyn

“Dear Church Family, I am doing well, keeping busy with work in the recruiting office, attending meetings on the center and here in aviation, as well as spending time with friends at Bible studies and socially. Weather had been warm and dry until last week when it was warm and very muggy and damp. Yesterday (Monday) we were blessed with a good rain and now it really feels like fall. Today is sunny and the skies are Carolina blue. Thank you so much for your generous support financially and for your prayers. So much appreciated! God’s blessings!”   Kathleen De Haan

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

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Group will not meet this week.

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 4 in the book on Luke. Our Fall Project offering for Hope Ministries and Pella Food Shelf’s backpack program will be taken at this meeting and on November 1. All ladies are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m.

PELLA II SURVEY: Please return the survey sheets today to the box in the narthex.

IT’S TIME TO FEED THE FISH! Peter Fish will be handed out after the morning service today. We will collect them on November 5, World Hunger Sunday. The proceeds go to World Renew’s efforts to fight hunger everywhere. You will find a booklet “Breaking Barriers to End Hunger” in your mailbox which includes a daily devotional for adults and a devotional with activities for the family.

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

EVAPORATED MILK CHALLENGE: The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families. Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of evaporated milk for these boxes by November 12. Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of evaporated milk. A collection table is downstairs.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES at Pella Christian High School: Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium. A reminder that there will be no classes Friday, October 27, for a teacher work day.

PCHS’S THEATRE SEASON opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Les Misérables, to be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS. Les Mis is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, and the themes of redemption and forgiveness are still what make Les Mis so important today. Tickets are currently on sale in the school office. Adult tickets are $10 and $6 for children.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 3, at the Peoria Christian School Gym. Please join us for a fun-filled evening. Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy, 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time, 3:00-4:30; Pulled Pork Supper, 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00. Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned. Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian.

Dordt College’s Day of Encouragement will be Saturday, February 3, 2018, on the campus of Dordt College. This year’s keynote speaker is Rev. Reggie Smith who will share his story of guiding change in transitional urban communities. Details will become available in November with registration opening December 1. The Day of Encouragement, sponsored by Dordt College, is a day to inspire, encourage and equip God’s people for ministry. Everyone is welcome to participate.

DUTCH LETTERS FOR SALE! Sully Christian School is again selling delicious, hand-rolled Dutch Letters. Each 12″ stick is stuffed with yummy almond filling and comes to you frozen so you can bake at your convenience. They are great for holiday get-togethers, or just for a treat on a cold day! A box of six Dutch Letters is $25.00. Pick-up date is Friday, November 10, noon-9:00 p.m. at Sully Christian School. Delivery options are also available. Place your order soon by contacting Sandi De Vries at 641-793-2911, Cell 641-780-4049, or email scsdutchletters@gmail.com.

THANK YOU: the PC Eagles football program would like to thank all who came out to support us at our pancake breakfast on October 14. The freewill donations given will go toward equipment and other items needed for the football program. A special thank you goes to Bonnie and Doug for all of their help and to the Sully Lion’s for allowing us to use their pancake griddle.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Are you interested in volunteering for New Life Prison Community? The next training session is Thursday, November 2, at 5:15 p.m. Contact Pastor Rick, 641-204-1954 or pastorrick@newlife-prison.org, for an application.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School – FOCUS
  • Pella Christian High School – The Reporter
  • World Renew Devotional “Breaking Barriers to End Hunger”
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: By Grace Alone – It’s all about God’s grace. This important theme developed out of the Reformation and hammered home the idea that it is only by God’s grace that we have faith and are saved through Christ. Join Groundwork as we study Ephesians 2:1-9 and Romans 6:1-4 to better understand this important gospel of grace and discuss what it means for how we live our lives once we receive it. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Mumbly Maneuver – Skink and Cole are going to fight! What’s this all about anyway? And why is Liz so happy about it? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Free Giveaway: Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 1!” Have fun as you learn about God’s big story!

October 15, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 15, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude To God Be the Glory; Morning Praise

Welcome and Call to Worship

Sing How Great Thou Art Celebration #147:1-Solo; Chorus, 3, *4 – All

*God’s Greeting, Mutual Greeting

*Sing Days of Elijah

Litany for Disability Awareness led by Dave Stevenson

Leader: Jesus Christ, friend to all,

People: Give us the grace and the love to stretch out our arms wide and embrace, in

your name, all those whom you love, especially those persons with disabilities.

Leader: Jesus Christ, hope of all the nations,

People: Help us to be a church that is welcoming and accepting, and which sees in

everyone an expression of you.

Leader: Pour out your Spirit upon us, we pray,

People: That we may recognize and promote the gifts of all people, so that each of us

may, in our own ways and with our own abilities, participate in the mission of Jesus Christ.

All: Give us the courage to be lights of welcome in the darkness of exclusion, a voice of gentleness in the wilderness of the unheard, and an outstretched hand of love to those longing for community, that we may welcome in Christ’s name all who are sent our way. Amen.

Sing When Hands Reach Out

Congregational Prayer

Sing Reformation Hymn

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Calvinist Cadet Corps

Offertory: I Know Whom I Have Believed – Ruth Stevenson, pianist

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.

Scripture, read by Alexis Vos Luke 16:19-31; Pew Bibles – page 1626

Sermon “The Kingdom of God — Who’s IN? — Who’s OUT? And Why?”

Prayer

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

*Blessing………..

*Postlude……….. Hear the Call………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC
October 15, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Because He Lives

Jesus is Lord of All

Welcome

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise

* He Lives Celebration #368:1, 3

* Our God Reigns Celebration#372:1-3

Evening Prayer………..

Response, singing Because He Lives Celebration #358:1, 3

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Calvinist Cadet Corps

Offertory: I Love You Lord

*Our Profession of Faith, singing……….. Because We Believe………..

Scripture 1 Corinthians 15:12-24

Pew Bibles – page 1789

Sermon “The Third Day He Rose Again”

Prayer

*Sing Christ Arose Celebration #357:1-3

*Blessing

*Postlude

Preacher: Pastor Dale Slings; Assisting: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Guitar: Calvin Van Haaften
Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Kim Roose, Kim Vander Molen, Tessa Vander Molen; October 22: (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Barb Gosselink, Claire Braafhart

C4C LEADERS: Today: Marti Zylstra and Nia Hoekstra

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Robert Rus; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; October 22: East Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; North Doors: Brad and Cheryl Veenstra; South Doors: Larry and Jan Van Weelden

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

Today: Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Clarissa Van Zee – C; JoAnn Boot C,S; October 22: Emily Boender – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Gary Vander Molen; October 22: 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.

C4C meets this morning on 3rd floor. Children 3 years old-PreKindergarten will be dismissed during the service. Visitors are also welcome! Parents may pick up their child after the service. Today’s leaders are Marti Zylstra and Nia Hoekstra.

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 a.m.

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Reformation Day service the evening of October 29 at Calvary CRC. We will also practice next Sunday, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

4:45-5:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Christmas musical, Morning Star, to be presented December 2 and 3. We will also practice next Sunday, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

NEXT SUNDAY: Reformation Day choir rehearsal will be from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical choir rehearsal will be from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathy to Ray and Lois Klyn on the death of their sister-in-law, Elsie Van Kooten, in Denver. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen them in this loss.

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

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

WEDNESDAY: Our Cadet club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on October 18 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages. Free will donations will be accepted.

Children’s Choir will not meet this evening.

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

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m. (continuing each Wed. in Oct.)

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.

SATURDAY: Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, call 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org.

PELLA II SURVEY: If you did not receive the survey sheet last Sunday, please pick one up off the table in the narthex. A box has been placed on the table for your completed survey. Please return them today or, at the latest, next Sunday, the 22nd.

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

PROFESSION OF FAITH: If there is anyone interested in making profession of faith in the near future, please contact Brent Pierson at 780-3456.

THANK YOU: “We would like to express our gratitude to God and Pella 2 for the wonderful privilege to live and minister among you for two years.   Thank you for the many cards and letters, and unique gifts and of course, “the socks”. Thank you for the $2005 appreciation gift. It was indeed overwhelming. We keep you in our hearts and our prayers as we move about the country, wondering where and how we will serve next. Remember you are “Hephzibah”. ( let’s see who remembers that), for the Lord rejoices over you. Grace be with you all.” – Pastor Tom and Erin. Address: 110 E. Center St, #1730, Madison, S.D. 57042.

EVAPORATED MILK CHALLENGE: The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families. Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of evaporated milk for these boxes by November 12. Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of evaporated milk. A collection table will be downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Parent-Teacher Conferences at Pella Christian High School: Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium. A reminder that there will be no classes Friday, October 27, for a teacher work day.

PCHS’s theatre season opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Les Misérables, to be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS. Les Mis is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, and the themes of redemption and forgiveness are still what make Les Mis so important today. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow in the school office. Adult tickets are $10 and $6 for children.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be on Friday, November 3. Please join us for Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy, 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time, 3:00-4:30; Pulled Pork Supper, 5:00-6:30; Live Auction, games and fun for kids of all ages in the school, and childcare all at 7:00. Please contact Heidi Van Wyk (780-9755) or Lisa Ver Meer (780-8542) if you have questions or have an item to donate. Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook to see updates and items to be auctioned off. Thank you for supporting us.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.

DUTCH LETTERS FOR SALE! It’s time to think about how many boxes of Dutch Letters you need to get ordered this year! Sully Christian School is now taking orders so be sure to order yours before they are all gone. Each 12” stick is stuffed with yummy almond filling and comes to you frozen ready to bake at your convenience. They are great for holiday gatherings or a special treat on a cold day! A box of six is $25.00. Place your order soon by contacting Sandi De Vries at 641-793-2911, Cell 641-780-4049, or email scsdutchletters@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Are you interested in volunteering for New Life Prison Community? The next training session is Thursday, November 2, at 5:15 p.m. Contact Pastor Rick, 641-204-1954 or pastorrick@newlife-prison.org, for an application.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Lake View Camp’s Winter Retreat is this December 16 and 17, and you don’t want to miss it! Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Join us in exploring the power of Jesus speaking truth and us living in it while being surrounded by a culture full of lies, half-truths, and fake news. Head to our website (www.lakeviewconference.com) to find more information and to register.

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Through Christ Alone – Our salvation comes in and through Jesus Christ, the only mediator we have to reconcile us with God. Join Groundwork as we explore the source of this Reformation teaching and recognize how our own thoughts and behaviors threaten to undermine it even today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Carats in the Cupcake – What did Liz do now? Granny’s valuable family ring is lost among 500 chocolate cupcakes. Can Lucille and Liz find it before someone else accidentally bites into it? What will Granny do when she finds out?

October 8, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

October 8, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Prelude in F

True-Hearted, Whole-Hearted

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise Led by Praise Band

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

* Hear the Call of the Kingdom

* More Than Amazing

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe

Offertory: Song of Devotion

Children’s Message……….. Jim Gosselink

Children’s Anthem……….. Bring Forth the Kingdom………..

Scripture, read by Joel Vander Molen Matthew 5:1-16

Pew Bibles – page 1501

Sermon “Jesus Brings the Kingdom to Earth”

Prayer

*Sing……….. Bring Forth the Kingdom……….. verse 2, chorus 2x………..

*Blessing………..

The congregation will please be seated for the Council Chat following the Blessing.

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Children’s Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist
Soloists: Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Combined First CRC and Second CRC
October 8, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Praise to the Lord Organ-Piano Duet

The Heavens Are Telling

Welcome and God’s Greeting

A Time of Praise – More of Your Favorite Hymns

* Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name Psalter #13:1-3

* I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew Psalter #387:1-3

Congregational Prayer………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe

Offertory: Jesus Loves Me

*What We Believe……….. The Apostles’ Creed

Scripture Mark 15:33-39

Pew Bibles – page 1583

Sermon “He Descended into Hell??”

Prayer

Response, singing How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

*Blessing

*Sing At the Cross Celebration #323:1-4

*Postlude

Preacher: Pastor Dale Slings; Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Gloria De Bruin

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Vicky Slings, Kaden Van Wyngarden; October 15: (A.M.) Kim Roose, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; October 15: East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Robert Rus; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; October 15: Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Clarissa Van Zee – C; JoAnn Boot C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; October 15: Gary Vander Molen

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

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

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 in the sanctuary right after the morning service.

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

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Reformation Day service the evening of October 29 at Calvary CRC. Additional rehearsals at Pella II are Sundays, October 15 and 22.

4:45-5:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Christmas musical, Morning Star, to be presented December 2 and 3. Additional Sunday rehearsals are October 15 and 22.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — “He descended into hell.”

NEXT SUNDAY: Reformation Day choir rehearsal will be from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical choir rehearsal will be from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Alice Zylstra is in Iowa Methodist Hospital this weekend to remove blood clots in her right leg and to remove toes affected by lack of blood circulation. We ask for God’s healing mercies for Alice.

Dorell Uitermarkt sustained surgery this past Thursday evening at Iowa Methodist Hospital to remove a tumor from his colon. The doctor was pleased with how the surgery went. Pray for renewed strength for Dorell.

We wish a happy birthday to Mae Vander Wiel who will celebrate her 88th birthday on October 11, and to Joann Verhey who will celebrate her 84th birthday on October 12, and pray for God’s blessings.

“My recent birthday was made more special with all the cards, letters, emails, phone calls and gifts that were sent by my Pella II family members. Thanks and Blessings to all of you.” – Anne Bokhoven

Congratulations to Casey and Vanessa (King) Kloosterman on their marriage on Saturday, September 30. May God guide and bless them in their lives together. They will be living in West Des Moines.

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

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on October 9. Please join us to hear Bruce Van Dusseldorp share about his work in Uganda.

TUESDAY: The Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Music Department.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Small Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. New members are welcome! Call Karen Spencer (628-1143) for more information.

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Lesson 3 in the study book on Luke. All ladies are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m. (continuing each Wed. in October)

Hearthstone Soup Supper on October 11 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

SATURDAY: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on October 14 at the high school. Pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 7:30-10:00 a.m. Free-will donations will help fund the football program. Thank you for your support!

TODAY’S OFFERING is for the Nairobi Transformational Network (NTN), which Pastor Wang’ombe presented last Sunday. NTN is in need of a vehicle to assist them in carrying out their ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Presently, they rely on public transportation which does not reach many areas of the city. Today’s offering will be designated to help NTN purchase a vehicle.

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

UPDATE FROM THE PECKHAM’S: As noted in the letter in your mailbox from the Peckham’s, Lloyd’s stepdad Doyle Nystrom passed away on October 1. A memorial service to celebrate his life was to be held at Northpoint Evangelical Free church in Corona, California, on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Cadet Pork Patty Supper will be on Wednesday night, September 28. Please come and support our cadet program!

Monday, October 23: Pella II has the opportunity to serve a meal at The Well on Monday, October 23. If you would like to assist in preparing the food and/or serving, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom or sign up downstairs.

Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, please contact Marilyn, 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org, for more information.

PCHS’s theatre season opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Les Misérables, to be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS. Les Mis is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, and the themes of redemption and forgiveness are still what make Les Mis so important today. Tickets will go on sale October 16. Adult tickets are $10 and $6 for children.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 3. Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

THANK YOU: The Pella Community Food Shelf would like to thank you for partnering with us in collecting school supplies for the many children whose families visit the food shelf. Summer can be such a hardship for the parents with school-age children. With your help we were able to hand out supplies to 130 children. Thanks again for being such supporters of the food shelf. – Janice Brown and the PCFS Support Team

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • October Council Report
  • September Financial Report
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Letter

October 1, 2017

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
We worship and celebrate today with the Church of Christ in all cultures.
October 1, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude……….. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian………..

Let Us Break Bread Together

Welcome………..

Call to Worship

Leader: We praise the God of all nations and peoples.
People: Whose mercy extends to the ends of the earth.
Leader: Who are my brothers and sisters?
People: They who walk in the way of Christ.
Leader: Who is my family?
People: They who dwell in God’s house.
Leader: We are many members,
People: But one body.

Song            Somos uno en Cristo/We Are One in Christ Jesus            Sharesa, Addie, Nora Van Arendonk

Moment for Missions            Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting………..

A Time of Praise………..

*            Ye Servants of God            Celebration #38:1-4

Hear the Call of the Kingdom

Prayer for the Church Around the World………..

Choir Anthem……….. Only Jesus………..

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

Offertory: Congregation singing He Will Hold Me Fast

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.

Scripture Reading……….. Genesis 4; Pew Bibles – page 6

Sermon……….. “The Two Kingdoms in This World” ………..

Prayer………..

*Hymn of Preparation……….. Jesus, I Come……….. Celebration #491:1, 3

*Our Profession……….. from The Belgic Confession, Article 27

Leader: What do you believe about the church of Christ?
People: We believe and confess one single catholic or universal church — a holy congregation and gathering of true Christian believers.
Leader: What binds them all together?
People: They await their entire salvation in Jesus Christ, are washed by his blood, and sanctified and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Leader: How big is this church?
People: This holy church is not confined, bound, or limited to a certain place or certain persons. But it is spread and dispersed throughout the entire world, though still joined and united in heart and will, in one and the same Spirit, by the power of faith.

THE LORD’S SUPPER

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

*Sending Song Hear the Call of the Kingdom

*Benediction

*Postlude….. Hear the Call of the Kingdom Reprise…..

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings
Assisting: Rev. Alex Agbuya, Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 8: Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Libby Braafhart, Katie Magnussen, Carter Vos; October 8: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Vicky Slings, Kaden Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERS: Today: Crystal and Rob Schreur

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; October 8: East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings

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

Today: Brenda Hugen- C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; October 8: Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Brian Van Kooten; October 8: Ken Van Woerkom

OCTOBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser – Home Service

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu* – Wes Veenstra, Darrell Boot

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham – Gertrude Wassink, Anne Bokhoven

Justin Van Zee – Jon Van Woerkom, Dena Bokhoven

* P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173; e-mail remains the same as in directory

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

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

Joel Huyser and Pastor Petersen Wang’ombe are joining us on this World Com-munion Sunday. As we celebrate the sacrament, all those who name Christ as Savior and who undertake to follow him in repentance are welcome to join us at the table.

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

Pastor Wang’ombe and Joel will present in the sanctuary after the morning service, during church school time.   Pastor Wang’ombe has worked with Joel Huyser to establish a transformational network ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how God is working in Kenya. An offering for Pastor Wang’ombe’s ministry is scheduled for October 8.

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 a.m.

Today at 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — Christ’s suffering and death. Offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.

NEXT SUNDAY:

Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – “He Descended into Hell”.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Mary Klyn who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on October 4 and pray for God’s blessings.

Pastor Dale and Gloria Slings contact information: Pastor Dale – (269) 806-1766; Gloria – (269) 808-3288; their joint email – dagloslings@gmail.com

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Christmas Musical rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 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.

FROM COUNCIL: The vote for the merge with the three churches was defeated by the congregational votes at each church on Monday evening. Council will begin to make plans for moving forward at its next meeting.

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

ADULT CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES (even if you don’t normally sing in Choir! Contact Barbara at worship@pella2crc.org for more information):

Reformation Service, to be held at Calvary CRC on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. here at Pella II.

Christmas Musical with orchestra on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 4, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. here at Pella II, with the concerts at First Reformed Church.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Monday, October 23: Pella II has the opportunity to serve a meal at The Well on Monday, October 23. If you would like to assist in preparing the food and/or serving, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom or sign up downstairs.

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9. Men and women, please join us! Bruce Van Dusseldorp will speak about his work in Uganda.

Fall Music Concert: On Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m., the Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert. The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Music Department.

Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

Pancake Breakfast: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 14, at the high school. Pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 7:30-10:00 a.m. Free-will donations will help fund the football program. Thank you for your support!

Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, please contact Marilyn, 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org, for more information.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 3. Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

Note from Pastor Tom

“What a day of worship!!

Many of our Pella 2 family have asked how I view Monday night’s results. Let me first reiterate that the entire merger experience was healthy and very beneficial. It was Father’s gift and a testing and validating opportunity.

As I said Sunday, having finally resolved the building issues we concluded we should build elsewhere, worship we discovered again, was from within us, not at an address. Oh how we have been able to worship! (Thank you Barbara) Next God tested our learning and gave us a relatively easy challenge, merger with one church (a second opportunity), this time we stepped forward quite easily, accepted the challenge. Shortly thereafter God added to the challenge, are you willing to consider working with 2 churches? To our amazement we said yes 80% in April. We were willing to consider giving up not only the idol of a building and address but also consider a new identity. We did not shut the door because it would be a very difficult thing. So we worked and we prayed, and we learned many fundamental truths. We like Abraham were willing to climb the mountain, if need be make the sacrifice, and like with Abraham God returned the sacrifice. I think Monday night God said I know you are willing, go in with my blessing.

So, we pick up RIGHT where we left off.

  1. Pastor Search team has already done most all that’s needed. Work on issuing a call by Christmas.
  2. Find and purchase property, by Christmas.
  3. Redo the fund raising and pledges, some who held back earlier need to join the team.

I really am excited about the next piece. Erin and I both prayed that answer we sought Monday night would be strong and decisive. IT WAS UNMISTAKABLE!

I must also admit that After Sunday’s worship, both services, we said to each other, “It will not pass, worship is Pella 2’s gift to be maximized to the utmost, and it cannot be lost”!

Pella 2 your mandate is clear – serve God and make disciples thru your much gifting, not the least OF which is WORSHIP.

Don’t look back, (Egypt will always disappoint) and do not stop to glance back (remember Lot’s wife). Get back to the starting blocks, tie your shoes tightly and RUN 2, RUN, RUN. And you Senior “seniors”, encourage, and pray like others did for you. It is time to RUN, no backtracking, leave the buried bones buried. “Forgetting what is behind run for the prize that is ahead.”  RUN 2, RUN2, RUN!

I am still preaching. You are free to Run. — Love you all. PT”

Side note from the Admin team –

Tom has challenged all of us, we as a council will be discussing his thoughts on Monday evening. We ask for your prayers for our meeting on Monday evening and everyone at Pella 2 needs to realize what ever our next steps are, we as a council plan to get to work, but we must have everyone in the congregation “Running with us” and we must all be going the same direction. – Pella 2 Admin team

September 24, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

September 24, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude We Will Glorify

Victory in Jesus

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise Led by Praise Band

* Everlasting God

* Be Bold, Be Strong

People’s Prayer – singing Fairest Lord Jesus as directed Celebration #87:1, 4

Giving Our Firstfruits to God International Justice Mission

Offertory: Fairest Lord Jesus

Anthem……….. Revelation 19……….. Adult Choir

Scripture, read by Jon Yoder Joshua 1:1-9

Pew Bibles – page 331

Sermon “And in Closing”

Prayer

*Sing……….. My Friends, May You Grow in Grace………..

*Postlude

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Assisting: Arlys Veenstra, Lowell Vander Molen
Organist: Melissa Geetings; Trumpeter: Robert Rus
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

September 24, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Holy God, We Praise Your Name

Now Thank We All Our God

Welcome and Call to Worship

Remember Who We Are Behold, What Manner of Love Children’s Choir

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

Anthem The First Song of Isaiah Adult & Children’s Choir

Soloists – Carolyn Harthoorn, Arlys Veenstra

Sing……….. In the Garden……….. Celebration #635:1-3

*Sing……….. Blessed Be the Name of the Lord………..

There Is Power in the Blood

Anthem……….. I Love to Tell the Story……….. Adult Choir

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Music Ministry Fund

Offertory: Blessed Assurance

Scripture……….. Psalm 150

Pew Bibles, page 983

Sermon……….. It’s Always Good to Praise………..

Prayer………..

*Sing……….. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty……….. Celebration #210:1, 3, 4

A Time of Thanks………..

*Blessing………..

*Parting Assurance……….. He Never Failed Me Yet……….. Adult Choir
Soloists – Jon and Lindsay Golliet

Minister: Pastor Tom Dykman; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult & Children’s Choirs: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: October 1: (A.M.) World Renew Disaster Response Services, (P.M.) Bethany Christian Services; October 8: Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Clarissa Van Zee, April Nieuwsma, Carson Tukker; (P.M.) Central/High School Students; October 1: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Katie Magnussen, Carter Vos

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Stu and Amy Bokhoven; South Doors: Nick and Libby Braafhart; October 1: East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; October 1: Brenda Hugen- C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; October 1: Brian Van Kooten

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Ryan Hoekstra, Tony Van Zee; North Side: Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Nick Braafhart

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.

Today’s offering is for International Justice Mission which is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Their global team includes more than 750 lawyers, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.

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 a.m.

Today is Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us. You are invited to return for the 6:00 p.m. service of Music and Praise and stay for a time of refreshments afterwards. Nursery will be available.

NEXT SUNDAY: Joel Huyser and Pastor Petersen Wang’ombe will join us for World Communion Sunday. Pastor Wang’ombe has worked with Joel Huyser to establish a transformational network ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Pastor Wang’ombe and Joel will present after the morning service, during church school. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how God is working in Kenya.

An offering for Pastor Wang’ombe’s ministry is scheduled for October 8.

Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — Christ’s suffering and death. Offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Lois Klyn who will celebrate her 84th birthday on September 26, to Gertrude Van Zee who will celebrate her 86th birthday on September 30, and to Cathryn Van Ee who will celebrate her 87th birthday on October 1, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to the Meals Ministry for their kindness in bringing a casserole and soup. They were both delicious, and it was nice to have them.” – Tom and Viola De Vries

“Thank you, Pastor Tom, for your visit, Jon Van Woerkom for your visits, the food committee for the meal brought in, and all who prayed for me during my recent surgery and recovery. Above all, thanks be to God for healing mercies.” – Sid Klyn

Mary Klyn’s new address: Vriendschap Village, Apt. A-303, 2604 Fifield Road, Pella

“Thanks to all who sent cards, phone calls, and best wishes for my birthday.” – Elmer Kloosterman

“Tuesday I fly to North Carolina (JAARS Center/Wycliffe) for my six weeks of volunteering. Please pray that the flight will go well and for my time at the Center. A sincere thank you for your prayers and financial support. God bless you!” – Kathleen De Haan

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

A Congregational Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the merged church.

WEDNESDAY: Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 2 in the study book on Luke. All ladies are welcome to join us!

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

No Children’s Choir this week.

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

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

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

FROM PELLA II COUNCIL: Friends, as we prepare for the upcoming vote there has been much discussion about the situation surrounding the use of absentee ballots. As previously shared we used outside legal counsel (an independent attorney) during the Vision Team stage of the merger process and have been advised that we cannot use absentee ballots in matters where our by-laws are under consideration for change. This was discussed during the Vision Team work process and it was again confirmed on Wednesday, September 20. In this case the creation of a merged church would require a change in our current by-laws and as a result we cannot accept absentee ballots. This is a legal matter and not one that the council of Pella II can choose to ignore. While we would like to include all of the voices from Pella II we have committed to remain true to the merge process and as a result will follow the legal guidance as provided.

ADULT CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES (even if you don’t normally sing in Choir! Contact Barbara at worship@pella2crc.org for more information):

Reformation Service, to be held at Calvary CRC on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. here at Pella II.

Christmas Musical with orchestra on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 4, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. here at Pella II, with the concerts at First Reformed Church.

EVENING WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER:

Oct. 1 – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC, Pastor Ryan Faber preaching on Apostles’ Creed –

Christ Suffered and Died. (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Faith CRC)

Oct. 8 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC, Pastor Dale Slings preaching on Apostles’ Creed – He Descended into Hell (combined 1st CRC & 2nd CRC)

Oct. 15 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC, Pastor Dale Slings preaching on Apostles’ Creed – He Rose Again (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

Oct. 22 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC, Pastor Brad Meinders preaching on Apostles’ Creed – Ascended and Seated (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC & Faith CRC)

Oct. 29 – 6:00 p.m. at Calvary CRC, Tyler Helfers preaching, Reformation Celebration (combined 1st CRC, 2nd CRC, Calvary CRC & Faith CRC)

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

818 FORWARD WITH FAITH FUNDRAISER: Come to Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, September 27, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. to support 818 Forward With Faith. We will be earning a percentage of sales plus all tips. 818 FWF was founded by Jerry and Judy Fynaardt and is striving to build houses for special-needs individuals in Pella. More information can be found at www.forwardwithfaith.org or on their Facebook page, 818 Forward With Faith. Print off a flyer from their website and head over to Pizza Ranch for a night free of cooking!

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • August Financial Report
  • Joel Huyser Letter
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • New Life News
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Way of Wisdom – People deemed “wise” by worldly standards are not always wise by biblical standards. Discover the characteristics of godly wisdom by joining our conversation studying Proverbs 9, and together we’ll learn how we can cultivate wisdom that meets God’s standards. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

KIDS CORNER: Chamy’s Catastrophe – Chamy ‘s parents’ divorce is final on Friday. Chamy doesn’t believe it – surely there’s something that she can do to bring her parents back together! Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.   This month, Kids Corner is offering a free ebook on divorce called “God’s Got You Covered.” Using biblical teaching, this ebook provides help for kids and parents talk about divorce. Go to www.kidscorner.net and click on the free stuff page to download this free resource.

DEVOTIONS FOR THE REFORMATION – Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with Today devotional. Recapture the significance of the Reformation for your personal faith. Get “The Reformation for Today” when you subscribe to Today devotional at todaydevotional.com/reformation.

September 17, 2017

Pella II CRC Announcements – September 17, 2017

OFFERINGS: September 24: A.M. – International Justice Ministry; P.M. – Music Fund

NURSERY: Today: None – joint service; September 24: (A.M.) Clarissa Van Zee, April Nieuwsma, Carson Tukker; (P.M.) Central/High School Students

GREETERS: Today:   None – joint service; September 24: East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Stu and Amy Bokhoven; South Doors: Nick and Libby Braafhart

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

Today: None; September 24: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jason Van Arendonk; September 24: Sherwin Klyn

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Ryan Hoekstra, Tony Van Zee; North Side: Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Nick Braafhart

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: Today at 10:00 a.m. we will have combined services with First CRC and Grace Fellowship at First Christian Reformed Church. Matt Rogers, the merger consultant will be preaching. The offering is for The Well.

Church School will not meet today.

Our Annual Church Picnic will be held today at Cordova Park.   Lunch will start at 12:30 p.m., followed by our worship service. Come and enjoy a meal already prepared for you along with praise and worship out in God’s creation!   If you would like to ride the church van to and from the picnic, please let a driver or council member know. Also, for those able to park a bit farther from the shelter house we would ask that you do so, leaving some of the closer spots for those who would really appreciate that convenience. Please bring your own chair to use during worship; dinnerware will be provided.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday will be Pastor Tom and Erin’s last Sunday with us. Please plan to attend our 9:30 a.m. service, as well as our 6:00 p.m. service of Music and Praise that evening, followed by a reception to honor them. Child care will be available at both services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Anne Bokhoven who will celebrate her 85th birthday on September 18, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

A Joint Congregational Conversation to present and discuss the merge church proposal will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Pella II CRC.

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

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

WEDNESDAY: No music rehearsals on Wednesday.

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

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

THURSDAY: Children’s Choir rehearsal, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Adult Choir rehearsal 6:45-8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: A Joint Congregational Conversation to present and discuss the merge church proposal will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Pella II CRC.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: On Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m., a congregational meeting will be held in each church to vote on the merged church.

NOTE: If there is anyone interested in making profession of faith in the near future, please contact Brent Pierson at 780-3456.

NEW FAMILY/ALUMNI FOOTBALL NIGHT: This is an invitation to all new families at PCHS and PCHS Alumni to attend the home football game against Mount Ayr this Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. ALUMNI: Sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive a ticket for you and your spouse for free admission to the game. NEW FAMILIES: Will receive a letter of invitation from school and should sign in at one of the tables located by either entrance to receive tickets for free admission to the game for your entire family as well as two food vouchers for use at the concession stand. (Tickets and vouchers will be available until the end of the first quarter and are for use September 22 only.)

MH4H COLOR BLAST 2017: The MH4H Color Blast 5K is on again this Saturday, September 23, in Pella! Enjoy an amazing day of fun and color, while helping transform lives in Haiti! Run or walk with friends or family while getting blasted with colored powder. After the race there will be a photo booth, inflatables for the kids, music and free food. The race starts and ends at Trinity Reformed Church parking lot from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. Tickets are $40, with children (12 and under) $15. Participants get a shirt and great grab bag full of goodies. Go to www.mh4h.org/colorblast to register online, or pick up a form at The Mango Tree on Main Street.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held on Monday, October 9, at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. Bruce Van Dusseldorp will share with us his work in Uganda. Both men and women are welcome.

Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

SUB SANDWICHES: Peoria Christian School is selling sub sandwiches again this year. There are two types of sandwiches: 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. Orders are due Monday, September 18. Orders can be emailed to emvangorp@iowatelecom.net or mvhart77@gmail.com or by calling the school (625-4131). Orders can be picked up at the school on September 29 after 4:00 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join camp friends and new friends for a fun-filled Fall Retreat with Lake View Camp, October 21-22! We’ll explore together what it means to stand in God’s Truth. Whether you attended camp this summer or not, this retreat is for you! Registration forms and more information can be found on our website at www.lakeviewconference.com or give us a call at 628-2160.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Way of Folly – As we continue our study of Jesus’ parables, we encounter what might be his most famous parable. Join Groundwork as we learn about forgiveness and grace and remember deep truths about God and his love for us by studying the parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

KIDS CORNER: There’s An Ape For That – Morrie is fed up with Skink the bully. He and his friends decide to unleash a secret revenge weapon that should teach Skink a lesson. Will his plan work or is it all just a bunch of monkey business? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.

FREE REFORMATION STUDY RESOURCE – The Banner presents a free online resource with questions for discussion for personal study, small group discussion, or adult education church groups: Reformation Themes: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary. Also available: Reformed Basics. Check them out at thebanner.org/study-series.

WORLD RENEW Responds to Multiple Floods – In North America and globally, World Renew’s disaster response teams are reacting to destructive hurricanes and floods. You can help. In the U.S., World Renew DRS is assisting survivors of Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Harvey in Texas. World Renew is also responding to flooding internationally in South Asia where 40 million people are affected in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Please support those who are struggling and World Renew’s responses with your prayers. You can donate financially at worldrenew.net/floodingresponses or call 800-552-7972 or mail your check to World Renew, 1700 28th St., S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 to support those in urgent need.

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