April 22, 2018

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

Prelude…………………………………………….. It Is Well…………………………………………………………

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

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

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

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

* Our God……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

* In Christ Alone / The Solid Rock…………………………………………………………………………….

Responsive Reading, based on The Ten Commandments……………………………………………..

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

Assurance of Pardon…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Song…………………………………………… Man of Sorrows………………………………… Praise Band

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

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

Offertory:  I Surrender

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

Scripture, read by Carissa Vander Linden, Levi Nieuwsma…. Proverbs 14:17, 29;  15:18; 16:32;  19:11;  25:28;  29:11

Pew Bibles – page 1004

Sermon……………….. “Skill for Living:  Impatience Versus Patience”…………………………..

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

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

Breathe on Me, Breath of God……….. Celebration #393:1-3

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

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

*Doxology……………… Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow…………… Psalter #493……

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Melissa Geetings

* = Please stand if able.

All are invited to go downstairs to bid Pastor Tim and Jean farewell and to enjoy refreshments.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

April 22, 2018   Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC  6:00 P.M.

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

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

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

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

*Hymn of Faith……………………… By Faith in Jesus Christ……………………………………………..

Ministry Moment – Greetings from Nehemiah Center……………………… Adrianna Oudman

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………….. Nehemiah Center

Piano/Organ Offertory: Abide with Me

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

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 3…………………………………..

Q: Leader: Did God create man so wicked and perverse?
A: All: No. God created man good and in his own image, that is, in true righteousness and holiness, so that he might truly know God his creator, love him with all his heart, and live with him in eternal happiness for his praise and glory.

Q: Leader: Then where does man’s corrupt nature come from?
A: All: From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise. This fall has so poisoned our nature that we are born sinners — corrupt from conception on.

Q: Leader: But are we so corrupt that we are totally unable to do any good and inclined toward all evil?
A: All: Yes, unless we are born again, by the Spirit of God.

*Sing…………………………………….. Spirit of the Living God……………………………………………..

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. Romans 8:1-11

Pew Bibles – page 1756

Sermon…………………………………. “The Deepest Division”……………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………….. Here I Am, Lord………………….. Celebration #589:1-3……

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

*Sing…………………………………… Here I Am, Lord (chorus)…………………. Celebration #589……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Tim Brown; Liturgist:  Pastor Ryan Faber
Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSApril 29:  Pella II Mission Fund; May 6:  General Fund; May 13:  Bethany Christian Services; May 20:  Resonate Global Mission; May 27: Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Allison Van Wyngarden, Taryn Hugen; April 29:  (A.M.) Kala Talsma, Sharesa Van Arendonk, Kaden Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERSApril 29:  Melissa Tukker, Ethan Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Brian and Glenda Van Kooten; North Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; South Doors: Ray Veenstra; April 29:  East Doors: Gerrit and Shirley Van Hal; North Doors: John and Louise Van Woerkom; South Doors: Ron and Laura Branderhorst

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

Today:   Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 29:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Vander Molen; April 29:  Jason Van Arendonk

MAY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Kurt Boender, Jason Van Arendonk; North Side:  Luke Nieuwsma; South Side:  Jeff Van Kooten

Attention May 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 is the last Sunday Pastor Tim and Jean will be with us. After the morning service everyone is encouraged to go downstairs to bid them farewell and to enjoy some refreshments.

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

Prayer Time in the north tower room at 10:50 a.m.  Please join us as we meet for a short time of prayer for our church and its future.  If not able to do so, you may put your prayer request in the box on the back table.  “Pray always.”

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

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

Adrianna Oudman, a Resonate partner missionary serving at the Nehemiah Center in Managua, Nicaragua, will be bringing greetings at our evening service.

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

There will be a report given by the Serve Team of their recent trip to Dora, MO from 10:50-11:30 a.m. The Nold family plans to visit that weekend also to share in the presentation and update us on their ministry.

At 6:00 p.m. on April 29, we will join other area CRC’s at Calvary CRC for worship.  Rev. Guillermo Serrano, the Spanish language minister for Back to God Ministries International, will bring the message.

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

TUESDAY:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day on April 24.  The day will start at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend classes with your grandchildren, enjoy performances in the auditorium, see displays of student work, and eat a delicious lunch.  Ample parking will be available along with handicapped parking on the west side of the building.  No reservations needed.

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

BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF PELLA 2:  Thank you for blessing us with your kind words and caring actions throughout the past ten weeks.  You have made our first “interim pastorate” an enjoyable experience.  We will continue to pray that the Lord will guide you as you move forward and that He will soon provide you with a loving and a faithful pastor.  In Christ, Pastor Tim and Jean Brown

RESERVED TULIP TIME PARKING at Pella II has been filled!  Please turn in payment, and passes will be distributed soon.  Thank you!

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time. Sign-up sheets are downstairs. Shifts still to be filled are 1:00-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:00-8:00 p.m. all three days. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your assistance!

FROM COUNCIL: Monday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a Congregational Meeting to discuss and vote on purchasing land to be used for the future home of our church. Council passed the following motion and will bring it to vote at this meeting: “Purchase field at end of West 12th St in Pella, IA – 14.62 acres of Parcel ID 1455200225 and 4.32 acres of Parcel 1455200205 – for $255,000.” This land is the section North of Recker Dental and the Baymont Inn. The meeting and vote is the next step on the path that was presented to the congregation in previous weeks. There are hand-outs regarding the land for sale on the table at the back of church as well as in the basement. Please contact any council member if you have questions or if you’d like them to show you where it is.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Olivia Marie, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten, born on March  30. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC: Any mothers and family members who would like to share their musical talents in worship on Mother’s Day (May 13) see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018.  Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

PCGS BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE:  We are excited to be able to share with you an update on the Pella Christian Grade School building project. With roughly $10.9 million pledged to our campaign, we’re only $100,000 away from completing phase 3 of the project. To help us close out phase 3, as well as get a huge jump-start on phase 4, the final phase of the building project, a generous donor has given us a matching gift challenge. From now until the end of the school year, Friday, May 25, donations to the building project will be matched dollar for dollar! We want to say a special thank you to the over 650 donors who have already given to the project. Please prayerfully consider what you can give to help meet our goals and take advantage of this matching gift. New matching gift forms are available for you on the table in the back of church to take and fill out or at the school office. We ask that you would fill this out and turn back into the school before Friday, May 25. Our hope is that we’ll be able to have an open house this fall where we can show off our new space. Lastly, please continue to keep PCGS in your prayers and consider connecting with others to share our mission and this amazing opportunity. We pray that God will continue to bless PCGS and you as you bless others – impacting our world for Christ for generations to come. Thank you!

NOTE:  If you missed the PCGS building project video shown before the prelude this morning, it will be shown again next Sunday around 9:21 a.m. or you can watch it at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pGOy535P975gt_NF5ptCjcK4oTHAco-I/view

THE WELL TRANSFORM EVENT on Friday, May 11 (8:30-3:30, lunch provided) and Saturday, May 12 (8:00-1:00, breakfast provided) needs VOLUNTEERS.  Many local projects have been identified to assist those in need.  Projects include construction, yard clean-up, painting and landscaping.  Project leaders are also needed.  T-shirts will be provided if you sign up soon.  Sign-up sheet available on table downstairs.  Contact Lois Slings (lslings@msn.com or 641-629-1259) with questions.

TULIP TIME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  The Pella Christian High School Eagle Boosters will be having a booth at Tulip Time again this year.  This has been an excellent fundraiser for PCHS in the past.  All proceeds raised at Booster concession stands are used to support PC academics, athletics, music, clubs and many other areas! We are in need of 140 parent concession stand workers across all three Tulip Time days. To volunteer please contact Amy Bokhoven at stuamybok@gamil.com or access the signup genius link on the school website home page at www.pceagles.org.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The PCHS Chamber Choir continues their spring schedule at Oskaloosa First CRC’s p.m. service today, Pella I CRC April 29 a.m., and May 6 Tulip Time worship service.

Pathways of Pella is hosting their Golf FORE LIFE Tournament on Saturday, May 12, at Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa.  Shot Gun start at 8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.). Cost is $75 per person (free with $250 in pledges) and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Registration deadline is May 4. The format will be 4-person best ball. Men and women are encouraged to form teams. To register or for information see www.pathwayspella.org, email pathwayspella@pathwayspella.org. or call 628-4827.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REMINDER:  Area Christian school families planning to apply for LOG/STO and/or FACTS financial assistance for the 2018/2019 school year must apply online by the April 30 deadline.  Online applications only will be accepted this year.  Go to the PCHS Home page to apply before the April 30, 2018 deadline!  For questions or assistance with either of these forms, contact the school office at 628-4440.

LAKE VIEW CAMP: It’s not too late to sign up your kids for various summer camps.  Take advantage of the early bird price discount and register before May 1! See bulletin board downstairs or go to www.lakeviewconference.com.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Breaking Barriers from Disability Concerns
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

April 15, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 15, 2018  9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………… O Worship the King / Here I Am to Worship………………………………

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

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

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

* Come and Let Us Worship God……………………………………………………………………………..

* O Worship the King……………………………………………………………………. Celebration #104

1, 2 – All;  3 – Men;  4 – Women & Children;  5 – All

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

Assurance of Pardon…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Anthem…………………………………… Guide My Feet, Lord…………………………….. Adult Choir

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………… Back to God Ministries International

Offertory:  The King of Love My Shepherd Is

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

*Sing……………………………………………. Speak, O Lord…………………………………………………….

Scripture, read by Jeanetta Nieuwsma……………………………………… Proverbs 21:1-6, 30-31……

Pew Bibles – page 1015

Sermon……………. “Skill for Living: Remembering the Lord’s Control”……………………….

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

*Sing………………………………………. Like a River Glorious……………… Celebration #737:1-2……

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

*Sing………………………………………. Like a River Glorious…………………. Celebration #737:3

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Calvin Van Haaften, Guitarist
Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 15, 2018 Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC 6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………….. What Wondrous Love Is This………… Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!

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

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

*A Time of Praise – based on Psalm 119………………………………………………………………………..

* Thy Wondrous Testimonies, Lord…………………………………………………….. Psalter #252:1-3……

* Teach Me, O Lord, Thy Way of Truth……………………………………………….. Psalter #240:1-3……

* How Shall the Young Direct Their Way?………………………………………….. Psalter #237:1-2

Anthem……………………………………. A New Name in Glory……………………….. Men’s Ensemble

Responsive Reading (from Psalms 19, 119)……………………………………………………………………

Leader:     The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul.

Women:   The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Men:        The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.

Leader:     The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Women:   The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.

Men:        The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.

All:          They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;

                they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

                By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Women:   How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Men:        I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.

All:          Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………. Back to God Ministries International

Offertory: I Love You, Lord

*Statement of Our Faith-Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 2.. page 9 in Psalter Supplement

Scripture Reading………………………………………… Psalm 119:169-176;  Pew Bibles – page 965

Sermon………………………………………….. “Last Words”……………………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………………. At Calvary………………………… Celebration #492:1, 2……

*Blessing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing………………………………………………. Al Calvary……………………………. Celebration #492:4……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders; Liturgist:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender Men’s Ensemble: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Director:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSApril 22:  A.M. – World Renew;  P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos; April 22:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Allison Van Wyngarden, Taryn Hugen

C4C LEADERSToday:  Allison Van Wyngarden, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; South Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer; April 22:  East Doors: Brian and Glenda Van Kooten; North Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; South Doors: Ray Veenstra

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

Today:   Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; April 22:  Laura Branderhorst – C,J,S; Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Sherwin Klyn; April 22:  Jeff Vander Molen

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

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

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

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.

Prayer Time in the north tower room at 10:50 a.m.  Please join us as we meet for a short time of prayer for our church and its future.  If not able to do so, you may put your prayer request in the box on the back table.  “Pray always.”

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

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First and Faith CRC’s will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching on Lord’s Day 3.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Virginia Van Kooten who will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 21, and pray for God’s blessings.

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Ladies will have their spring luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Laura Branderhorst’s home, 1312 West Second Street. The hot dish and rolls will be provided.  If you are able, please bring a side dish to share.

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

CALLING ALL GRADUATES!  The May-June newsletter will highlight Pella 2 members who are graduating from 8th grade, high school or college.  We will need completed information (a brief questionnaire will be provided if you choose to use it) and a photo by this Thursday, April 19.  Please contact Ryan Hoekstra (hoekstrateam@iowatelecom.net) so that he can get you the questionnaire.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Olivia Marie, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten, born on March  30. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

RESERVED TULIP TIME PARKING at Pella II has been filled!  Please turn in payment, and passes will be distributed soon.  Thank you!

TULIP TIME PARKING VOLUNTEERS:  We need your help covering parking shifts during Tulip Time. Sign-up sheets are downstairs. Shifts still to be filled are 1:00-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:00-8:00 p.m. all three days. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your assistance!

MOA SERVE PROJECT PRESENTATION: On Sunday morning, April 29, from 10:50-11:30 a.m. there will be a report given by the Serve Team of their recent trip to Dora, MO. The Nold family plans to visit that weekend also to share in the presentation and update us on their ministry.

THE WELL TRANSFORM EVENT on Friday, May 11 (8:30-3:30, lunch provided) and Saturday, May 12 (8:00-1:00, breakfast provided) needs VOLUNTEERS.  Many local projects have been identified to assist those in need.  Projects include construction, yard clean-up, painting and landscaping.  Project leaders are also needed.  T-shirts will be provided if you sign up soon.  Sign-up sheet available on table downstairs.  Contact Lois Slings (lslings@msn.com or 641-629-1259) with questions.

MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any mothers and family members who would like to share their musical talents in worship on Mother’s Day (May 13) please see Barbara Boertje DeVries.

PCGS AND PCHS ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

The Pella Christian High School Annual Society Meeting is Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m.  The PCHS Board has recently moved to create a separate and distinct Endowment Foundation Corporation.  The Society will vote on a motion to move funds to this new foundation.  A school report plus ratification of the 2018-19 school budget will also be on the agenda along with election of new school board members.   All PCHS Society members are invited to attend.  Absentee ballots and nominee profiles are available in the school office and at www.pceagles.org and may be submitted to the school office or to any current board member prior to the meeting. Ballots must be returned to the school in a sealed envelope with your signature on the outside. One nominee is to be elected from each of the following pairs.  All terms are three years.

District I: (Two to be elected)

Gerrit Brouwer (Faith CRC) or Troy Hugen (Pella II CRC)

Cindy Gritters (Calvary CRC) or Kevin Veenstra (Covenant Reformed)

District II: (Two to be elected)

Matt Roozeboom or Marilyn Van Mersbergen (both from Grace Fellowship)

Matt Vander Linden or Byron Vander Molen (both from Peoria CRC)

District III: (One to be elected)

Dan Rooda (Cedar CRC) or Doug Uitermarkt (Federated Fellowship)

A Grand Day – Grandparents and special friends, on Friday, April 20, please come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration beginning at 8:35 a.m. with a student-led chapel of praise and worship. The students will be sharing a few of their favorite songs with you too! After chapel, you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m.  Plans are being made for possible tours of the building addition.

The Evening Before A Grand Day – on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., please join us for the 3rd-5th grade performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther”. The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason. This will be their only performance, so please join us.

Pella Christian High School Dinner Theatre Gala:  Please join us for our Dinner Theatre Mystery Dinner event, “Kidnapped – A Chocolate Whodunit” at PCHS on Saturday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m.  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable.  Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon tomorrow, Monday, April 16, to reserve a seat and a delicious meal while you enjoy a casual, fun-filled (sweet) evening.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

PCHS Grandparent’s Day:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, April 24.  The day will start at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend classes with your grandchildren, enjoy performances in the auditorium, see displays of student work, and eat a delicious lunch.  Ample parking will be available along with handicapped parking on the west side of the building.  No reservations needed.

PRAYER REQUEST from Doug & Benita Le Mahieu: “We received word early this week, via the U.S. embassy in PNG, that travel has been restricted to the region of Madang (not Ukarumpa which is in the Eastern Highlands) due to violence and unrest.  We have learned from a contact within the city of Madang that the situation began in the Bau language area, (where we have worked the past five years), when a primary school teacher was killed.  In retribution, a woman going into town to sell her produce was also killed.  The ensuing fighting in town resulted in the water supply being cut off.  Please pray that God’s peace, mercy and grace will permeate this area.  Thank you so much for the important role you play in partnering with the people of Papua New Guinea. We have assured our PNG friends that people around the world will be praying for them.”

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

April 8, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 8, 2018  9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Because He Lives………………………………………………….

Victory in Jesus

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

Sing…………………………………………… That Man Is Blest…………………….. Psalter #1:1, 2, 3, 5

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

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

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

Sing………………………………………….. O Praise the Name…………………………………………………

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

Song……………………………… Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus………….. Women’s Quartet

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………… Pella Pine Rest

Offertory:  We Choose the Fear of the Lord – Ensemble

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………… Proverbs 14:1-6, 26-27……

Pew Bibles – page  1003

Sermon……………………. “Skill for Living:  The Fear of the Lord”………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………. We Choose the Fear of the Lord………………………………………. ……

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

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Women’s Quartet:  Glenda Van Woerkom, Emily Boender,
Taylor Vande Voort, Brooke Van Woerkom

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 8, 2018  Combined First CRC and Second CRC 6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………….. There Is a Fountain…………………………………………………

What a Mighty God / He is Lord

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

*God’s Greeting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise to Our Risen Lord………………………………………………………………………….

*Alleluia!  Alleluia!………………………………………………………………………. Psalter #360:1, 3……

* Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain……………………………………………… Psalter #362:1, 3……

* The Day of Resurrection……………………………………………………………… Psalter #364:1, 3……

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………… Pella Pine Rest

Offertory: Thou Art Worthy

*Response, singing……………………… Thou Art Worthy……………………….. Celebration #100

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 1…………………………………..

Q: Leader: What is your only comfort in life and in death?

A: All: That I am not my own, but belong –body and soul, in life and in death — to m .. faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

              He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.  He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

              Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me whole-heartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………………. Exodus 6:1-9……

Pew Bibles – page 94

Sermon………………………………….. “Reassuring Realities”………………………………………………

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

*Sing………………………………….. I Will Sing of My Redeemer…………. Celebration #517:1-3……

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

*Sing………………………………….. I Will Sing of My Redeemer…………….. Celebration #517:4……

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSApril 15:  Back to God Ministries International; April 22:  A.M. – World Renew;  P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Kim Vander Molen, Tessa Vander Molen; April 15:  (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Brooke Van Woerkom, Alexis Vos

C4C LEADERSApril 15:  Allison Van Wyngarden, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen; North Doors: Les and Carla Nieuwsma; South Doors: Ruth Van Hal; April 15:  East Doors: Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; South Doors: Bob and Karen Spencer

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

Today:   Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Susan Pierson – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 15:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; April 15:  Sherwin Klyn

APRIL MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Ron Spoelstra, Ed Uitermarkt
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Elizabeth Uitermarkt, Marilyn Vander Molen
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Dave Stevenson, Jerry Uitermarkt
Justin Van Zee                          –     Bob Spencer, Joyce Vander Molen

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching on Lord’s Day 1.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First and Faith CRC’s will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching on Lord’s Day 2.

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

     There will be a Congregational Meeting at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and vote on moving forward with a potential sale of the church building and surrounding properties.

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

Men’s Ensemble rehearsal for April 15, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

CALLING ALL GRADUATES!  The May-June newsletter will highlight Pella 2 members who are graduating from 8th grade, high school or college.  We will need completed information (a brief questionnaire will be provided if you choose to use it) and a photo by Thursday, April 19.  Please contact Ryan Hoekstra (hoekstrateam@iowatelecom.net) so that he can get you the questionnaire.

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Olivia Marie, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten, born on March  30. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 3-5).  The parking spots are $40 each for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase.  There is a sign-up sheet in the basement.  Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds will be used for the MOA (Majestic Outdoor Adventures) Serve Project.

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

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018.  Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

MOA Serve Project Presentation:  On Sunday morning, April 29, from 10:50-11:30 a.m. there will be a report given by the Serve Team of their recent trip to Dora. MO.  We look forward to sharing our experience with you.

Drive 4UR School Event:  Ulrich Ford-Lincoln is again hosting a Drive 4UR School Event  on Saturday, April 14.  Drive 4UR School is a joint fundraising event with the Ford Motor Company.  Take a test drive between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. April 14 and $20 will be donated to PCHS!  An additional $5 will be donated for taking a second test drive in all-new 2018 Expedition or 2018 EcoSport. (Drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.  Limit of one per household address.  Address on form must match driver’s license.)  This year the PCHS band, baseball, boys’ soccer and golf programs will receive the donations.

The Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir will be participating in the following church services this spring.  Sully Christian Reformed on the morning of April 15, Oskaloosa First CRC on April 22 for the evening service, Pella I CRC on April 29 in the morning, and the final concert on May 6 at the Tulip Time worship service in Pella.

The Pella Christian High School Annual Society Meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m.  A school report plus ratification of the 2018-19 school budget will be the main agenda items along with election of new school board members.  All PCHS Society members are invited to attend. One nominee is to be elected from each of the following pairs.  All terms are three years.  Absentee ballots are available in the school office and at www.pceagles.org and may be submitted to the school office or to any current board member prior to the meeting. Ballots must be returned to the school in a sealed envelope with your signature on the outside.

District I: (Two to be elected)

Gerrit Brouwer (Faith CRC) or Troy Hugen (Pella II CRC)

Cindy Gritters (Calvary CRC) or Kevin Veenstra (Covenant Reformed)

District II: (Two to be elected)

Matt Roozeboom or Marilyn Van Mersbergen (both from Grace Fellowship)

Matt Vander Linden or Byron Vander Molen (both from Peoria CRC)

District III: (One to be elected)

Dan Rooda (Cedar CRC) or Doug Uitermarkt (Federated Fellowship)

A Grand Day – Grandparents and special friends, please save Friday, April 20, to come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration.  The morning will begin with a student-led chapel of praise and worship.  The students will share a few of their favorite songs with you too! After chapel you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m.  Plans are being made for possible tours of the building addition.  Watch for more details.  We hope you will join us for “A Grand Day!”

The evening before A Grand Day, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., you will not want to miss the 3rd-5th grade performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther” by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote. The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason.  This will be the only performance of the 3rd-5th grade musical, so please join us on Thursday evening.

Pella Christian High School Dinner Theatre Gala:  Please join us for our Dinner Theatre Mystery Dinner event, “Kidnapped-A Chocolate Whodunit” at PCHS on Saturday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m.  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable.  Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon Monday, April 16, to reserve a seat and a delicious meal while you enjoy a casual, fun-filled (sweet) evening.

PCHS Grandparent’s Day:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, April 24.  The day will start at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend classes with your grandchildren, enjoy performances in the auditorium, see displays of student work, and eat a delicious lunch.  Ample parking will be available along with handicapped parking on the west side of the building.  No reservations needed.

Pathways of Pella is hosting their Golf FORE LIFE Tournament.  Money raised will be used to continue offering free services to those facing unplanned pregnancy and sexual health issues.  It will be held  Saturday, May 12, at Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa.  Shot Gun start at 8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.). Cost is $75 per person (free with $250 in pledges) and includes green fees, cart and lunch.  Registration deadline is May 4.  The format will be 4-person best ball.  Both men and women are encouraged to form teams.  To register or for more information and pledge forms go to www.pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827 or email pathwayspella@pathwayspella.org.

BARNABAS FOUNDATION VISIT:  Have you recently updated your will to reflect your current family and charitable goals?  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will come alongside you to help review your current plan on April 10 & 11.  Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule a time.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH Vocational Agriculture/FFA Program:  PCHS appreciates the significant support that has been demonstrated so far for the VoAg/FFA program that is starting this fall.  A curriculum has been chosen, an instructor chosen, and the instructor has met with interested students.  We ask for your prayer support for the program and also encourage your financial support as we work towards our goal.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:  April Council Report

April 1, 2018

EASTER MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 1, 2018                          Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………. Thine Is the Glory, Christ Arose……………………………………….

Responsive Call to Worship……………………………………………………….. Choir, Congregation

Choir:                   Friends, the tomb is empty!  The stone has been rolled away!

Congregation:    Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!

   Choir:                   For three days He lay in that cold and lonely cave.

Congregation:    But God’s love cannot be contained by anything, not even death!

   Choir:                   Thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Risen Lord.

Congregation:    Death has been swallowed up in victory!

   Choir:                   Where, O death, is your victory?

Congregation:    Where, O death, is your sting?

Choir:                   Christ is risen!

Congregation:    He is risen, indeed!

Choral Introit (words on page 4)………. Resurrection Hymn…………………………….. Adult Choir

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

*Sing……………………………….. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today……….. Celebration #367:1-4

Easter Prayer……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Duet………………………………. I’ve Just Seen Jesus……… Glenda Van Woerkom, Jon Golliet

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

Offertory:  Singing – Because He Lives…. Celebration #358:1

He Lives……………….. Celebration #368:1

Christ Arose…………. Celebration #357:1-3

Children are invited to the front during singing of verse 3.

Children’s Message………………………………………………………………………………. Brent Pierson

Sing………………………………………………… He Is Lord………………………………. Celebration #34……

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften and Taylor Vande Voort…………………… John 20:1-18……

Pew Bibles – page 1685

Sermon………………………… “The Foundations of Easter Faith”…………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Alleluia! Alleluia!…………………. Celebration #365:1-2……

*Benediction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Response, singing ……… Hallelujah Chorus…… Celebration #39  –  Choir, Congregation……

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist/Choir Accompanist:  Phyllis De Vries
Brass Players:  Robert Rus, Will Vande Voort, Matthew Bokhoven – Trumpet;
Kaden Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker – Trombone; Lexie Matherly – Tuba
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSApril 8:  Pella Pine Rest; April 15:  Back to God Ministries International; April 22:  A.M. – World Renew;  P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Sarah Christensen, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; April 8:  (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Kim Vander Molen, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn; North Doors: Anne Bokhoven; South Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper; April 8:  East Doors: Lawrence and Mary Ann Vander Molen; North Doors: Les and Carla Nieuwsma; South Doors: Ruth Van Hal

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

Today:   Emily Boender – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; April 8: Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Susan Pierson – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Gary Vander Molen; April 8: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

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

Church School will not meet today.

Our 6:00 p.m. Easter service will be a combined service of Christian Reformed Churches at Faith Christian Reformed Church. Joel Verhoef, from Habitat for Humanity, will bring the message.  The offering is for Marion County Habitat for Humanity.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching on Lord’s Day 1.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Olivia Marie, on March 30 to Brent and Lisa Van Kooten.  We thank God for this great gift!

“I want to thank all those who offered prayers, sent cards, and gave me words of encouragement before and after my cornea transplant; also to Pastor Tim and Jean, and Elder Hoekstra for their visits.” – Hermina Stursma

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

Informational meeting on the building at 7:00 p.m. See announcement below for details.

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.  Council will resume their regular meeting following the conclusion of the informational meeting.

TUESDAY:  Informational meeting on the building at 7:00 p.m. See announcement below for details.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Group will meet at 9:00 a.m.

Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 13.

Men’s Ensemble rehearsal, 7:00-8:30 p.m., to practice  music for worship on Sunday, April 15, as well as for future Sundays.  All men who enjoy singing are welcome to join us!  An additional rehearsal for April 15 will be on Wednesday, April 11, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

FROM COUNCIL:  Council has put together a plan for the future of our building. The plan outlines key decision points and pathways to make sure everyone understands where we are and what the next steps could be. This will give everyone a clearer understanding of what is happening. The plan will be presented on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. and April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Please use the East doors to enter so not to interfere with De Kinderen Kloset. Both presentations will be similar in nature. The presentation will cover the plan and answer many questions you already have. There won’t be a large Q&A session at these presentations. Questions should be directed towards your elder to be able to have a more open discussion and understanding.

DE KINDEREN KLOSET:  You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on April 6 and 7.  Over 30 sellers will be consigning high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries.  Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Crossroads of Pella.  Come shop on Friday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m.-noon (with some ½ price items) in our basement.

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 3-5).  The parking spots are $40 each for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase.  There is a sign-up sheet in the basement.  Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds will be used for the MOA (Majestic Outdoor Adventures) Serve Project.

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

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018.  Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

There will be a Congregational Meeting on April 9, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss and vote on moving forward with a potential sale of the church building and surrounding properties.

Adult Choir’s next Wednesday rehearsal will be April 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by Men’s Ensemble rehearsal, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

The Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir will be participating in six area church services between April 8 and May 6.  They are singing on April 8 at Calvary Christian Reformed Church during their morning worship and at Peoria CRC that evening.  Other churches include Sully Christian Reformed the morning of April 15, Oskaloosa First CRC on April 22 for the evening service, Pella I CRC on April 29 in the morning, and the final concert on May 6 at the Tulip Time worship service in Pella.

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  If you have unanswered questions about your will, you are not alone.  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will be meeting with Christian families in our area on April 10 and 11.  James will be happy to provide easy-to-understand will planning information.  If you would like to meet with Jim, please contact Barnabas Foundation at 888-448-3040 to schedule your complimentary appointment.

Pella Christian High School Dinner Theatre Gala:  Please join us for our Dinner Theatre Mystery Dinner event, “Kidnapped-A Chocolate Whodunit” at PCHS on Saturday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m.  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable.  Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon Monday, April 16, to reserve a seat and a delicious meal while you enjoy a casual, fun-filled (sweet) evening.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH Vocational Agriculture/FFA Program:  PCHS appreciates the significant support that has been demonstrated so far for the VoAg/FFA program that is starting this fall.  A curriculum has been chosen, an instructor chosen, and the instructor has met with interested students.  We ask for your prayer support for the program and also encourage your financial support as we work towards our goal.

THE PELLA COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF is seeking a few generous folks to add to their team!  Your time commitment can be two hours a month, once a month, or even every other month!  Ways to serve for anyone’s schedule, age and gifts –Walmart pick-up or HyVee pick-up Monday, Wednesday and Friday; setting up for Tuesday mornings; helping at the Shelf with clients on Tuesday mornings or evenings; sorting incoming donations.  See the bulletin board downstairs for more details if interested.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Witness to the Risen Christ – Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!  Now what does he desire from us?  Join Groundwork as we study an interaction between Peter and the resurrected Jesus in John 21 to learn one more lesson about grace and forgiveness, and hear his call to earnestly bear witness to Jesus Christ and his saving work in our lives.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  The Miracle of Easter – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet Jesus?  Or to be in Jerusalem the very week Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead?  You’re invited to explore that miracle of Easter on this week’s Kids Corner.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Find more great resources for kids and parents at www.kidscorner.net.  This month’s offer includes an Easter story puppet show craft.

LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE:  Explore the world of mission work while also visiting several countries in Central America.  As part of the Cohort of Missioners, you will live with college-age students from North and Central America and serve the communities you are a part of.  Visit resonateglobalmission.org/cohort for more information or to apply.

 

Words of Resurrection Hymn sung by choir:

See what a morning gloriously bright
with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem.

Folded, the grave clothes; tomb filled with light
as the angels announce Christ is risen.

See God’s salvation plan wrought in love,
borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
fulfilled in Christ the man, for He lives:
Christ is risen from the dead!
See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?”
as in sorrow, she turns from the empty tomb,
hears a voice speaking, calling her name —
It’s the Master, the Lord raised to life again!

This voice that spans the years, speaking life, stirring hope,
bringing peace to us will sound till He appears, for He lives:
Christ is risen from the dead!
One with the Father, Ancient of Days through the Spirit,
who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise
to the King crowned with pow’r and authority.
Honor and blessing and power and glory and praise!
And we are raised with Him; death is dead, love has won,
Christ has conquered!
And we shall reign with Him, for He lives:
Christ is risen from the dead!
And we are raised with Him: Death is dead, love has won!
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered,
and we shall reign with Him, for He lives:
Christ is risen from the dead!
Christ is risen!

Words & music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Arranged and orchestrated by David Hamilton

March 25, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 25, 2018                                     Palm Sunday                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………… Holy God, We Praise Your Name………………………………………

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

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

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

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

* Jesus Paid It All…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………….. Pella Christian Grade School Build Project

Offertory: O Love, How Deep – Ruth Stevenson, pianist

*Sing……………………………………. Hosanna, Loud Hosanna……………. Celebration #297:1-2

Children are invited to the front during singing.

Children’s Message……………………………………………………………………………… Jim Gosselink

*Sing………………………………….. All Glory, Laud and Honor………….. Celebration #300:1-3

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

Responsive Reading……. “Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King”…. based on Luke 19:28-40

Anthem………………………….. Then Will the Very Rocks Cry Out…………………… Adult Choir……

Scripture, read by Melissa Tukker………………………………………………………… John 12:12-19……

Pew Bibles – page 1671

Sermon………………………………. “The Coming of the King”…………………………………………..

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

*Sing……………………………………. Hosanna, Loud Hosanna………………. Celebration #297:3……

*Benediction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

*Sing……………………………. We Will Glorify (the King of Kings)………….. Celebration #301……

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Tim Brown; Organist:  Melissa Geetings
Trumpeter: Robert Rus; French Hornist: Nathaniel Veenstra
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Piano; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMarch 30 (Good Friday):  Gideons; April 1:  Resonate Global Mission; April 8:  Pella Pine Rest; April 15:  Back to God Ministries International; April 22:  A.M. – World Renew; P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29:  Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Mary Van Haaften, Carson Tukker; Good Friday:  Clarissa Van Zee, Martha Uitermarkt, Carter Vos; April 1:  (A.M.) Sarah Christensen, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

CRC LEADERSToday:  Crystal Schreur, Rob Schreur

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; South Doors: JoAnn Boot; Good Friday:  East Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; April 1:  East Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn; North Doors: Anne Bokhoven; South Doors: Gary and Norma Kuiper

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

Today:   Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 1:  Emily Boender – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; April 1:  Gary Vander Molen

APRIL USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jim Gosselink, Gary Kuiper; North Side:  Dennis De Vries; South Side:  Adam Slings

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

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

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

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

Adult Choir will practice this morning, 10:50-11:30 a.m.  New choir members are welcome to join us.

Prayer time in the north tower room at 10:50.  We are meeting to pray for our church and for each other.  Please join us!  If you have a prayer request, please let us know, or put your request in the box on the back table.  Prayer is powerful.

Missions/Outreach will meet at 4:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching.  The offering is for Crossroads Prison Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY:  There will be no church school on Easter Sunday.

Our 6:00 p.m. Easter service will be a combined service of Christian Reformed Churches at Faith Christian Reformed Church. Joel Verhoef, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator of Marion Co. Habitat for Humanity, will bring the message.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:   We extend our Christian sympathies to Wes and Arlys Veenstra on the death of Wes’ sister, Jaci Eekhoff.  We pray that God will comfort and strengthen them in this loss.

We wish a happy birthday to Sylvia Langstraat who will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 27 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Many thanks for all your ‘acts of kindness’. The cards and flowers are beautiful.  I am truly enjoying them.  I enjoyed your visits.  God has been so good to me!” – Martha Slings

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

The Spring Salad Luncheon for the Bible League will be held on March 26 at 12 noon at Covenant Reformed Church.  With the current focus on Bringing God’s Word to Latin America, Don Vos and Frank Reitsma will enlighten us about Nicaragua through their “Farmer to Farmer” experiences over many years.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed.  A freewill offering will be taken for the Bible League.

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

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

Dad’s Belgium Waffles – March 28, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  Proceeds for GEMS to go to camp.  We hope to see you there.

GOOD FRIDAYOur Good Friday worship service, including the Lord’s Supper, will be held at 7:00 p.m.

MISSION TRIP OFFERING:  Today is your last opportunity to give to the Majestic Outdoor Adventures Mission Project in Dora, Missouri, with the following guidelines.  Please place donations in a separate envelope, including giving number and labeled “Mission Project”.  Make checks payable to Second CRC, with “Mission Project” in the memo line.  They will be tracked for year-end receipt.

EASTER LILIES:  If you missed the chance to order a lily, contact Carla Nieuwsma, 319-246-2216.  I ordered a few extra; the cost is $6.35 for each plant.  Place your payment to Pella II CRC in the envelope provided downstairs or in the narthex.  You may take your lily home after the Easter service.

FROM COUNCIL:

  • Council has put together a plan for the future of our building. The plan outlines key decision points and pathways to make sure everyone understands where we are and what the next steps could be. This will give everyone a clearer understanding of what is happening. The plan will be presented on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. and April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please use the East doors to enter so not to interfere with De Kinderen Kloset. Both presentations will be similar in nature. The presentation will cover the plan and answer many questions you already have. There won’t be a large Q&A session at these presentations. Questions should be directed towards your elder to be able to have a more open discussion and understanding.
  • There will be a Congregational Meeting on April 9, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss and vote on moving forward with a potential sale of the church building and surrounding properties.

 

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Addilyn Grace, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born on February 20. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

DE KINDEREN KLOSET:  You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on April 6 and 7.  Over 30 sellers will be consigning high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries.  Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Crossroads of Pella.  Come shop on Friday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m.-noon (with some ½ price items) in our basement.

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 3-5).  The parking spots are $40 each for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase.  There is a sign-up sheet in the basement.  Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds will be used for the MOA (Majestic Outdoor Adventures) Serve Project.

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

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018.  Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

APRIL EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULE:

Apr. 1  – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Joel Verhoef preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith, Calvary)

Apr. 8  – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Tim Brown preaching. (First, Second)

Apr. 15 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

Apr. 22- 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Tim Brown preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

Apr. 29-  6:00 p.m. at First CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

PCHS PARENT TEACHERS CONFERENCES:  Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium Monday, March 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. dismissal).  No afternoon conferences held this year.  And a reminder that there are no classes Friday, March 31, for Good Friday.

GENE VAN WYK MEMORIAL RUN:  Join the fun and be part of the 11th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run, March 31.  All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School.  Register on-line at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Men’s Ensemble will practice Wednesday, April 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  All men who love to sing are welcome!

The Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir will be participating in six area church services this spring.  They are singing at Calvary Christian Reformed Church during their morning worship April 8 and at Peoria CRC that evening.  Other churches include Sully Christian Reformed on the morning of April 15, Oskaloosa First CRC on April 22 in the evening service, Pella I CRC on April 29 in the morning, and the final concert is scheduled for May 6 at the Tulip Time worship service in Pella.

Barnabas Foundation Visit:  James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will show you how to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you.  As a member of our congregation a confidential will planning consultation on April 10 and 11 is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation.  Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 to schedule your complimentary conversation with James.

A Grand Day:  Grandparents and special friends are asked to save the date of Friday, April 20, to come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration.  The morning will begin with a student-led chapel of praise and worship.  The students in grades K-2 will be sharing a few of their favorite songs with you too!  After the chapel program you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m.  We hope you will join us for “A Grand Day!”

Spring Musical:  The evening before A Grand Day, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., you will not want to miss the 3rd-5th grade one-time performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther”.  The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason.  Hope to see you all there!

PCGS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES:  Pella Christian Grade School has the following openings to begin with the 2018-19 school year:  Transportation Director – part-time; Janitor – three hours mornings or evenings; One-on-One Aide – for lower elementary student; Food Service Worker – part-time Monday-Thursday.   Job descriptions and more details are posted on the bulletin board downstairs.  Applications will be accepted until each position is filled.  Interested applicants can contact David Te Grotenhuis (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net) for more information.

THE PELLA COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF is seeking a few generous folks to add to their team!  Your time commitment can be two hours a month, once a month, or even every other month!  Ways to serve for anyone’s schedule, age and gifts –Walmart pick-up or HyVee pick-up Monday, Wednesday and Friday; setting up for Tuesday mornings; helping at the Shelf with clients on Tuesday mornings or evenings; sorting incoming donations.  See the bulletin board downstairs for more details if interested.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Ministry Messenger

 

GROUNDWORK: Stay Alert, Watch and Be Ready – What did Jesus say about his return?  How should we prepare for his coming?  Join Groundwork as we study Mark 13 and Matthew 24 to see what Jesus taught his disciples shortly before his crucifixion about the end of the world and the best ways to prepare.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

March 18, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent 9:30 A.M.

Prelude The Solid Rock / In Christ Alone

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise

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

* Sing Lead Me to Calvary Celebration #310:1-4

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon, singing The Lord Is My Salvation

Congregational Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Christian Education Fund

Offertory: PCGS Building Project Video

Anthem……….. Be Strong in the Lord……….. Adult Choir………..

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften            John 17:20-26

Pew Bibles – page 1680

Sermon “Jesus’ Great Prayer (5): ‘May They See My Glory’”

Prayer

*Sing……….. By the Sea of Crystal……….. Psalter #469:1……….. ……….. ………..

*Blessing………..

*Sing……….. By the Sea of Crystal……….. Psalter #469:2-3……….. ……….. ……….. ………..

*Postlude………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Sarah Van Zee, Soloist; Phyllis De Vries, Piano;
Calvin Van Haaften, Guitar; Nathaniel Veenstra, Drums;
Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: March 25: Pella Christian Grade School Build Project; March 30 (Good Friday): Gideons; April 1: Resonate Global Mission; April 8: Pella Pine Rest; April 15: Back to God Ministries International; April 22: A.M. – World Renew; P.M. – Nehemiah Center; April 29: Pella II Mission Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Katie Magnussen, Grace Bokhoven; March 25: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Mary Van Haaften, Carson Tukker; Good Friday: Clarissa Van Zee, Martha Uitermarkt, Carter Vos

CRC LEADERS: March 25: Crystal Schreur, Rob Schreur

GREETERS: Today: East Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; North Doors: Calvin and Mary Van Haaften; South Doors: Corey and Katie Magnussen; March 25: East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; South Doors: JoAnn Boot; Good Friday: East Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; North Doors: Dorothy Rus; South Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra

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

Today: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; March 25: Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Brian Van Kooten; March 25: Ken Van Woerkom

APRIL USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Jim Gosselink, Gary Kuiper; North Side: Dennis De Vries; South Side: Adam Slings

Attention April 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.

No Church School today due to spring break.

Prayer Time in the north tower room at 10:50 approx. We are meeting to pray for our church and for each other. Please join us! If you have a prayer request, please let us know, or put your request in the box on the back table. God loves to hear us pray.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching. The offering is for The Table in Denver.

NEXT SUNDAY: Adult Choir will practice next Sunday, March 25, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:50-11:30 a.m. New choir members are welcome to join us.

Missions/Outreach will meet at 4:30 p.m. on March 25.

At 6:00 p.m. we meet for worship at Faith CRC with First CRC and Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching. The offering is for Crossroads Prison Ministries.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Lester Van Zee who will celebrate his 93rd birthday on March 20 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“I want to thank my church family for cards and phone calls, and Elder Brent and Susan Pierson for their visit and food, and Robert Rus for his visit. God bless you all.” – Mildred Van Maanen

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

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on March 19.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on March 19 at 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY: Parents with students participating in spring or summer sports at Pella Christian High School are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting on March 20, at 6:15 p.m. in the music room. Athletic Director, Dan Branderhorst and the coaches will discuss details and expectations.

WEDNESDAY: The Quilting Group will meet at 9:00 a.m.

Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 12.

The P.E.T. fundraising supper and auction will be held on March 21, at Pella Christian High School. The supper, including roast beef, chicken and cheesy potatoes, will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the auction following at 6:30. Please sign up for auction donations on the sheet in the basement. Remember, we are looking for food, services, and events. Plan to come for a fun evening.  Please have your auction items at our church by 4:00 p.m. or at Pella Christian High after 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Pella Christian Grade School invites you to the fifth-eighth grade spring band concert on March 22 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School gym. This will be the debut performance for the fifth grade band that has been working hard on four challenging selections. The 6th/7th and 8th graders are also excelling on various selections, including “High Voltage” and “As the Eagle Flies”. Join us for a great evening of music.

SATURDAY: Pella Christian Grade School Building Project tour will be at 10:00 a.m. (Note change of time.) We will meet at the front entrance.

Cadet-O-Rama will be held on March 24 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Vermeer Pavilion. A display of Cadet projects, pinewood derby car races, carnival games, mini-golf tournament, delicious food, prizes and awards. Additional information is posted on the bulletin board downstairs. Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council.

EASTER LILIES: If you missed the chance to order a lily last week, contact Carla Nieuwsma, 319-246-2216. I ordered a few extra; the cost is $6.35 for each plant. Place your payment to Pella II CRC in the envelope provided downstairs or in the narthex. You may take your lily home after the Easter service.

SPRING DRAMA PRODUCTION: Pella Christian High School will end their successful theatre season this spring with The Crucible, a powerful drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, it is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Under the direction of Van Peursem, The Crucible will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. Tickets are now on sale.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: Palm Sunday 9:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC

Good Friday 7:00 p.m., including The Lord’s Supper

Easter 9:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. combined Pella CRC’s at Faith CRC

MISSION TRIP OFFERING: The Deacons have approved the collection of funds for the Majestic Outdoor Adventures Mission Project in Dora, Missouri, with the following guidelines. Please place donations in a separate envelope, including giving number and labeled “Mission Project”. Make checks payable to Second CRC, with “Mission Project” in the memo line. Donations will be accepted through March 25 and tracked for year-end receipt.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Addilyn Grace, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born on February 20. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018. Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Men’s Ensemble will practice Wednesday, April 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. All men who love to sing are welcome to join us!

The Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir will be participating in seven area church services between March 25 and May 6. The first service is at Community Heights Alliance in Newton on March 25 during their morning worship, and at Peoria CRC that evening. Other churches include Sully Christian Reformed on the morning of April 15, Oskaloosa First CRC on April 22 for the evening service, Pella I CRC April 29 in the morning, and the final concert is scheduled for May 6 at the Tulip Time worship service in Pella.

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium Monday, March 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. dismissal). No afternoon conferences held this year. And a reminder that there are no classes Friday, March 31, for Good Friday.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for the Bible League will be held on Monday, March 26, at 12 noon at Covenant Reformed Church. With the current focus on Bringing God’s Word to Latin America, Don Vos and Frank Reitsma will enlighten us about Nicaragua through their “Farmer to Farmer” experiences over many years. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed. A freewill offering will be taken for the Bible League.

Dad’s Belgium Waffles – Wednesday, March 28, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Proceeds for GEMS to go to camp. We hope to see you there.

Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run: Mark your calendars! Join the fun and be part of the 11th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run, March 31. All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School. Registration costs are $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $70 for families if you register by March 19. Fees increase by $5 per event after March 19. Register on-line at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

A Grand Day: Grandparents and special friends are asked to save the date of Friday, April 20, to come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! celebration. The morning will begin with a student-led chapel of praise and worship. The students in grades K-2 will be sharing a few of their favorite songs with you too! After the chapel program you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m. We hope you will join us for “A Grand Day!”

Spring Musical: The evening before A Grand Day, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., you will not want to miss the 3rd-5th grade one-time performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther” by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote. The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason. Hope to see you all there!

PCGS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES: Pella Christian Grade School has the following openings to begin with the 2018-19 school year: Transportation Director – part-time; Janitor – three hours mornings or evenings; One-on-One Aide – for lower elementary student; Food Service Worker – part-time Monday-Thursday.  Job descriptions and more details are posted on the bulletin board downstairs. Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Interested applicants can contact David Te Grotenhuis (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net) for more information.

OSKALOOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is seeking a 60-75% Kindergarten/Pre-K (“Kinder Kids”) teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Other possible openings for next year include full-time teachers for Grades 4, 5, and Junior High Language Arts. If you are interested see more details on the bulletin board downstairs or check the employment section of our website (www.oskaloosachristian.net)

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: A six-week training class will be on Thursday mornings, March 22-April 26, 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the Comfort House meeting room. To sign up, or for more information, call Hospice of Pella at 620-5054.

TRANSFORM: The Well is launching the first annual Transform event on May 11 and 12. Transform is a two-day event bringing together servant-hearted volunteers to knock out several homeowner and community service projects. The Well is currently looking for volunteers, project leaders, and projects to complete in and around the Pella area such as construction projects, demolition, painting, landscaping, trash pickup, moving assistance, and more! If you have any other project ideas give them a call at 621-0164, ext. 709, or email acts@thewelliowa.org. If you are interested in volunteering, register online at thewelliowa.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

KIDS CORNER: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful – Teddy, one of the kids in Liz’s class, decides to break up Liz and Spike’s friendship. And Lucille is very unhappy about her appearance until Granny shows her how other people view her. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. This month’s offer includes an Easter story puppet show craft.

March 11, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Lent 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Medley

Welcome and Call to Worship

*Sing God, You Call Us to This Place

*God’s Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance

A Time of Praise led by Praise Band

O Praise the Name

* All Is Well

Congregational Prayer

*Response, singing They’ll Know We Are Christians Celebration #429:1-2

Scripture, read by Dave Klyn            John 17:20-23

Pew Bibles – page 1680

Sermon “Jesus’ Great Prayer (4): ‘May They Be One’”

Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Crossroads Prison Ministry

Offertory: Amethyst – Kaden Van Wyngarden, Trombone; Susan Pierson, Piano

Sing……….. They’ll Know We Are Christians……….. Celebration #429:3

Commissioning of Majestic Outdoor Adventures “Go Team”……….. ………..

*Blessing………..

*Doxology……….. They’ll Know We Are Christians……….. Celebration #429:4……….. ……….. ……….. ……….. ………..

*Postlude………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: March 18: Christian Education Fund; March 25: Pella Christian Grade School Build Project; March 30 (Good Friday): Gideons

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Barb Gosselink, Kim Roose, Ty Hugen; March 18: (A.M.) Katie Magnussen, Grace Bokhoven

GREETERS: Today: East Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom; March 18: East Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; North Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; South Doors: Corey and Katie Magnussen

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

Today: Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; March 18: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Calvin Van Haaften; March 18: Brian Van Kooten

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

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

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

No Church School today or next Sunday due to spring break.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship with Faith CRC and First CRC at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching. The offering is for The Luke Society.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching. The offering will be for The Table in Denver.

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

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

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

THE P.E.T. FUNDRAISING SUPPER AND AUCTION will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at Pella Christian High School. The supper, including roast beef, chicken and cheesy potatoes, will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the auction following at 6:30. Please sign up for auction donations on the sheet in the basement. Remember, we are looking for food, services, and events. There is also a sign-up sheet for volunteers for serving supper and cleanup. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to come for a fun evening.

MUSICIANS OF ALL AGES: Special solo/ensemble pieces that have been played in worship recently were prepared for PCGS Fine Arts Nights last month and earlier this month. We are grateful that some of our talented young people have been willing to share their instrumental talents with us, and encourage instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages to use their musical gifts in worship to glorify God. Please see Barbara Boertje DeVries for more information and/or encouragement!

EASTER LILIES: If you would like to purchase an Easter lily to honor or remember someone special this Easter, please fill out an order form downstairs or in the narthex. Due to a shortage of lilies this year, our order must be in by tomorrow (March 12) so please fill out the form today (March 11). The cost is $6.35 for each plant. Payment can be made one of the next two Sundays and put in the envelope provided.  You may take the lily home after the Easter service.

WEDNESDAY PM CHILD CARE: If you are willing to provide child care in the church nursery on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in March or April, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom, glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com or 641-628-1979.

MISSION TRIP OFFERING: The Deacons have approved the collection of funds for the Majestic Outdoor Adventures Mission Project in Dora, Missouri, with the following guidelines. Please place donations in a separate envelope, including giving number and labeled “Mission Project”. Make checks payable to Second CRC, with “Mission Project” in the memo line. Donations will be accepted through March 25 and tracked for year-end receipt.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Rhett Joseph, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma, born on February 10, and to welcome Addilyn Grace, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born on February 20. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

TOUR OF PCGS BUILDING PROJECT: A tour of the new addition is being offered to our church members on Saturday, March 24, at 9:00 a.m. Watch the March 18 bulletin for final details. The March 25 offering will be going to help meet the Phase 3 fundraising goals as referenced in the latest PCGS FOCUS Newsletter.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for some people to take over Youth Group starting in the fall of 2018. Please think about if this is something you would like to be involved with and contact Brent Pierson if you are interested.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Spring and Summer Sports Parents: Parents with students participating in spring or summer sports at Pella Christian High School are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting Tuesday, March 20, at 6:15 p.m. in the music room. Athletic Director, Dan Branderhorst and the coaches will discuss details and expectations.

Middle School Concert: Pella Christian Grade School would like to invite you to attend the fifth-eighth grade spring band concert on Thursday, March 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School gym. This will be the debut performance for the fifth grade band that has been working hard on four challenging selections. The 6th/7th and 8th graders are also excelling on various selections, including “High Voltage” and “As the Eagle Flies”. Join us for a great evening of music.

Spring Drama Production: Pella Christian High School will end their successful theatre season this spring with The Crucible, a powerful drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, it is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Under the direction of Van Peursem, The Crucible will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. Tickets are now on sale.

Cadet-O-Rama will be held on March 24 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Vermeer Pavilion. A display of Cadet projects, pinewood derby car races, carnival games, mini-golf tournament, delicious food, prizes and awards. Additional information is posted on the bulletin board downstairs. Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council.

Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run: Mark your calendars! Join the fun and be part of the 11th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run, March 31. All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School. Registration costs are $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $70 for families if you register by March 19. Fees increase by $5 per event after March 19. Register on-line at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

A Grand Day: Grandparents and special friends are asked to save the date of Friday, April 20, to come to Pella Christian Grade School for A Grand Day! Celebration. The morning will begin with a student-led chapel of praise and worship. The students in grades K-2 will be sharing a few of their favorite songs with you too! After the chapel program you will have time to visit the classrooms before we dismiss at 11:35 a.m. We hope you will join us for “A Grand Day!”

Spring Musical: The evening before A Grand Day, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., you will not want to miss the 3rd-5th grade one-time performance of the musical “Malice in the Palace: The Story of Esther” by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote. The story of Esther is exciting and you will hear a powerful message that even the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, for God has placed us where we are for a reason. Hope to see you all there!

PCHS AG EDUCATION/FFA PROGRAM: Pella Christian High is excited to announce the beginning of an Ag Education program beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Plans are being made to choose curriculum, find an instructor, and to raise initial funds for the program. A letter is in your mailbox today regarding fundraising for this program. We covet both your prayers and gifts as we begin this program.

PCGS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES: Pella Christian Grade School has the following openings to begin with the 2018-19 school year: Transportation Director – part-time; Janitor – three hours mornings or evenings; One-on-One Aide – for lower elementary student; Food Service Worker – part-time Monday-Thursday.  Job descriptions and more details are posted on the bulletin board downstairs. Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Interested applicants can contact David Te Grotenhuis (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net) for more information.

OSKALOOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is seeking a 60-75% Kindergarten/Pre-K (“Kinder Kids”) teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Other possible openings for next year include full-time teachers for Grades 4, 5, and Junior High Language Arts. If you are interested see more details on the bulletin board downstairs or check the employment section of our web site (www.oskaloosachristian.net)

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: A six-week training class will be on Thursday mornings, March 22-April 26, 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the Comfort House meeting room. To sign up, or for more information, call Hospice of Pella at 620-5054.

LAKE VIEW CAMP: Making plans for summer? Don’t forget about CAMP! Lake View Camp has camps for all ages – day camps, overnight camps, service camps, and grandparent/grandchild camps. Discover “The Missing Piece” this summer! Camps are filling up fast so check this out soon.   Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com. There are brochures with information and registrations on the table in the narthex and on the bulletin board downstairs.

TRANSFORM: The Well is launching the first annual Transform event on May 11 and 12. Transform is a two-day event bringing together servant-hearted volunteers to knock out several homeowner and community service projects. The Well is currently looking for volunteers, project leaders, and projects to complete in and around the Pella area such as construction projects, demolition, painting, landscaping, trash pickup, moving assistance, and more! If you have any other project ideas give them a call at 621-0164, ext. 709, or email acts@thewelliowa.org. If you are interested in volunteering, register online at thewelliowa.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • March Council Report
  • February Financial Report
  • Letter from PCHS concerning AG Program
  • New Life News

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Jesus Answers “Gotcha” Questions – As Jesus’ popularity increases, religious authorities focus their effort on discrediting him. Join Groundwork as we study Mark 11 and Mark 12 to see how Jesus evades their traps and discover the wisdom and truth we gain as a result. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Lonesome Chuckwalla – Scooter’s hero, airplane ace Lonesome Chuckwalla, crash lands into Grandpa’s barn in a storm. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. As you and your family prepare for Easter, download The Family Lent devotional available at www.kidscorner.net

March 4, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 4, 2018 Second Christian Reformed Church 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Praise Him! Praise Him!

Blessed Assurance

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise led by GEMS Praise Team

*Love Lifted Me Celebration #508:1, 3

*Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Ribbon Creative Movement I Want to Be Like Jesus

Congregational Prayer

GEMS Litany “In His Steps” led by Katie Magnussen

Summary of GEMS Year of Activities

Giving Our Firstfruits to God GEMS

Offertory: Video of GEMS Activities

Bass Clarinet Solo.. Allegro.. Nia Hoekstra

Clarinet Duet.. Fughetta.. Alexis Vos, Claire Braafhart

French Horn Solo.. Amazing Grace.. Aurelia Zylstra

*Sing……….. He Will Hold Me Fast………..

Scripture, read by Claire Braafhart            John 17:13-19

Text: John 17:17-19

Pew Bibles – page 1680

Sermon “Jesus’ Great Prayer (3) ‘Sanctify Them’”

Prayer

*Sing……….. Song for the Nations……….. Celebration #439:1, 2, 4, 5……….. ……….. ………..

*Benediction………..

*Doxology……….. We Receive Your Blessing……….. GEMS and Congregation

*Postlude………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
GEMS Praise Team Vocalists: Aurelia Zylstra, Alexis Nunnikhoven;
Guitarist: Nia Hoekstra; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: March 11: Crossroads Prison Ministries; March 18: Christian Education Fund; March 25: Pella Christian Grade School Build Project; March 30 (Good Friday): Gideons

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Melissa Tukker, Adalynn Van Arendonk; March 11: (A.M.) Barb Gosselink, Kim Roose, Ty Hugen

GREETERS: Today:   GEMS; March 11: East Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom

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

Today: Lisa Vos – C,J; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Bill Wilson – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 11: Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jason Van Arendonk; March 11: Calvin Van Haaften

MARCH MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser – Brent Pierson, Robert Rus

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu – Gary Kuiper, Thressa Nieuwsma

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham – Debra Klyn, Phil Slings

Justin Van Zee – Sherwin Klyn, Dorothy Rus

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. There will be no Church School the next two weeks for spring break.

Prayer Time – in the north tower room at 10:50. A group of us feel burdened to pray for our church and for each other. Please join us! If you would like someone to pray for you, please come, or put your request in the box on the back table. God hears and answers our prayers.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching. The offering is for the World Renew.

NEXT SUNDAY: Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching. The offering will be for The Luke Society.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Martha Slings who will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 7, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you Pella II family for the many cards, phone calls, and in-person wishes I received on my birthday. Above all, I thank God for giving me these 85 years. What a blessing!” – Lawrence Vander Molen

Lenora Pleima asks that you use her cell phone number — 641-660-0334 — when you call her as it is easier for her to answer.

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.

TUESDAY: OTL will meet at 11:30 a.m. at KCWN. Lunch provided; watch our FB page for menu and your place to RSVP. We’ll discuss Lesson 4. Encourage your buddy this week. OTL will not meet during Spring Break. Any questions, text or call Bev, 641-780-3180.

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

Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 11. All ladies are welcome to join us!

Come join the Cadets and GEMS on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the PCGS gym for our annual Pinewood Derby races. Everyone is welcome to race in our open class; even with an old car. The only requirement is that the car weighs less than 5 ounces. Even if you don’t want to race, come join us for ice cream after the races!

SENIOR CITIZENS: The kids from our Youth Group will be playing games with our senior members in the West Social Room at Pella Manor this Wednesday, March 7, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. We’d love to have you join us if you live in the Manor or Fair Haven, and even if you don’t! All are welcome!

WEDNESDAY PM CHILD CARE: If you are willing to provide child care in the church nursery on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in March or April, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom, glenda.vanwoerkom@gmail.com or 641-628-1979. THANK YOU!

MISSION TRIP OFFERING: The Deacons have approved the collection of funds for the Majestic Outdoor Adventures Mission Project in Dora, Missouri, with the following guidelines. Please place donations in a separate envelope, including giving number and labeled “Mission Project”. Make checks payable to Second CRC, with “Mission Project” in the memo line. Donations will be accepted through March 25 and tracked for year-end receipt.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Rhett Joseph, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma, born on February 10, and to welcome Addilyn Grace, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, born on February 20. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

SCHOOL MEETINGS THIS WEEK:

Kindergarten Parent Information Night for parents to learn more about our Christ-centered Kindergarten in both English and Spanish programs and curriculum will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School Music Room.

Parent Preview Night: Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night to be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting. Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

Peoria Christian School will hold Kindergarten Round-Up on March 7 from 8:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact Peoria Christian School’s office with the names of any child who is interested in attending. We would like to send them a personal invitation.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Supper and Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at Pella Christian High School. The supper, including roast beef, chicken and cheesy potatoes, will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the auction following at 6:30. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to come for a fun evening.

Spring Drama Production: Pella Christian High School will end their successful theatre season this spring with The Crucible, a powerful drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, it is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Under the direction of Van Peursem, The Crucible will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, with tickets going on sale March 5.

Cadet-O-Rama will be held on March 24 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Vermeer Pavilion. Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for the Bible League will be held on Monday, March 26, 12 noon, at Covenant Reformed Church located at 2805 Fifield Road. With the current focus on Bringing God’s Word to Latin America, Don Vos and Frank Reitsma will enlighten us about Nicaragua through their “Farmer to Farmer” experiences over many years. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed. A freewill offering will be taken for the Bible League.

LAKE VIEW CAMP: Making plans for summer? Don’t forget about CAMP! Lake View Camp has camps for all ages – day camps, overnight camps, service camps, and grandparent/grandchild camps. Discover “The Missing Piece” this summer! Camps are filling up fast so check this out soon.   Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com. There are brochures with information and registrations on the table in the narthex and on the bulletin board downstairs.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is accepting applications for a full-time resource room teaching position. Interested applicants should contact Dan Van Kooten, Principal, at vankootend@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440.

PCHS AG EDUCATION/FFA PROGRAM: Pella Christian High is excited to announce the beginning of an Ag Education program beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Plans are being made to choose curriculum, find an instructor, and to raise initial funds for the program. We cover both your prayers and gifts as we begin this program.

DUTCH LETTERS: Peoria Christian School Circle is once again selling delicious homemade Dutch Letters. These are perfect for Easter, Tulip Time and Mother’s Day! Order forms are available at the school office or by contacting Michelle De Haan. The cost is $48 for a dozen (12), $25 for ½ dozen (6) and individual letters are $4.25. All orders are due by Monday, March 5. The Dutch Letters will be made on Saturday, March 17 (starting at 8) and all orders must be picked up that afternoon from either the school gym or Lisa Vermeer’s home in Pella. Please contact Michelle De Haan at 641- 660-7373 or nmdehaan@windstream.net if you have any questions or to place an order.

FROM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: To let the light of Christ shine, Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. is pleased to announce, as of March 1, we are currently receiving applications for two homes; one in Knoxville and one in Pella. To be considered, an applicant must submit a completed application before 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2018. Applications can be picked up at the following locations: In Knoxville – Marion County Public Health Department, Knoxville Public Housing Agency, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. In Pella – Crossroads of Pella, The Well Resource Center. To inquire further, you are invited to call Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. at (641)828-8844 or email outreach@marionhfh.org. You can also visit www.hfhmci.org for more information.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Update
  • Cary Christian Center newsletter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Parable of the Tenants – Jesus tells a not-so-subtle story about a vineyard, and his audience knows immediately his admonition and warning is for them. But what about us? Join us as we get to the heart of Jesus’ message in His Parable of the Tenants found in Matthew 21 and take seriously its challenge for us yet today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Trust and Obey – Look out! Liza disobeys his dad and then he and Spike are all tangled up with robbers. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. As you and your family prepare for Easter, download The Family Lent devotional at www.kidscorner.net.

February 25, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 25, 2018 Second Christian Reformed Church 9:30 A.M.

Prelude How Majestic Is Your Name

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting

Mission Moments Glenda Van Woerkom, Kathleen De Haan

*Jesus Shall Reign led by Cadet Praise Band, Adult Choir

*Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Cadet Landmarks Shane Tukker

Cadet Litany “God Seeking Us” Led by Cadets and Counselors

*Sing Living for Jesus Celebration #605:1, 2

Cadet Update

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Pella II Cadets

Offertory: Cadet Activities Slideshow

Little Prayer            Ethan Tukker, Pianist

Military March            Carson Tukker, Kaden Van Wyngarden,

Caleb Van Arendonk, Trombonists

Amazing Grace            Ryley Hoekstra, Tubist

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

Scripture, read by Carson Tukker            John 17:6-16

Pew Bibles – page 1680

Sermon “Jesus’ Great Prayer (2): ‘Protect Them’”

Congregational Prayer

*Sing……….. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God……….. Psalter #444:3, 4……….. ………..

*Blessing………..

*Postlude………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Joyce Boender

Praise Band Cadets: Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker – Vocalists;
Kaden Van Wyngarden – Guitarist; Carter Vos – Drummer
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: March 4: GEMS; March 11: Crossroads Prison Ministries; March 18: Christian Education Fund; March 25: Pella Christian Grade School Build Project; March 30 (Good Friday): Gideons

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Sharon Walker, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven; March 4: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Melissa Tukker, Adalynn Van Arendonk

C4C LEADERS: Today: Crystal Schreur

GREETERS: Today:   Cadets; February 25: GEMS

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

Today: Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 4: Lisa Vos – C,J; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Bill Wilson – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Jeff Vander Molen; March 4: Jason Van Arendonk

MARCH USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Brian Van Kooten, Phil Slings; North Side: Bob Spencer; South Side: Tony Van Zee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayer Team is meeting this morning at 10:50 (approx.) in the north tower room for a time of prayer for our church and for other needs. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Missions/Outreach will meet at 4:30 p.m. today.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching. The offering is for the Christian Opportunity Center.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching. The offering will be for World Renew.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Addilyn Grace, on February 20 to Jacob and Regina Vaverka. We thank God for this great gift!

“Thank you for the many cards and birthday wishes. I enjoyed them very much. God is good all the time!” – John Van Woerkom

Pastor Tim Brown’s contact information: email – tjb654@gmail.com; cell phone – 507-215-0715.

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

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

Adult Choir Rehearsal from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (beginning upstairs)

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.

Aaron Baart, Dean of Chapel at Dordt College, will give a presentation for parents, youth leaders, and other adults on youth culture on Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Pella Christian High School. Baart has been researching why Gen Z is leaving organizational church and in many ways, Christianity, in such high numbers and what we can do as parents and churches to stem the tide. At Dordt College, Baart teaches, writes, preaches, and spends time regularly with students. He is the co-founder and president of One Body One Hope, a community-development and church-planting ministry in Liberia, West Africa, where he visits regularly. He will be leading the Spiritual Renewal Days for students at Pella Christian High School on March 1 & 2.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Rhett Joseph, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma, born on February 10. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

CREATION STATION CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL is gearing up for registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents or guardians who are considering enrolling their children in Three School, Preschool, One to Grow On, or Spanish Immersion Preschool should complete the intention form online at pellachristian.net available Tuesday, February 27, at 9:00 p.m. or fill out an intention form provided in the Pella Christian Grade School office.

KINDER CAMP, a kindergarten experience for kids turning five by September 15, 2018, will be held Thursday, March 1, from 8:45-10:15 a.m. or 12:45-2:15 p.m. A Spanish Immersion Kinder Camp will be held Thursday, March 1, from 12:45-2:15 p.m. To sign up your child for Kinder Camp or more information, call the Pella Christian Grade School office at 628-2414.

MARCH EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULE:

Mar. 4 -6:00 p.m. at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders preaching. (First, Second)

Mar. 11 -6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (First, Second, Faith)

Mar. 18 -6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Tim Brown preaching. (First, Second, Faith)

Mar. 25 -6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (First, Second, Faith)

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Kindergarten Parent Information Night for parents to learn more about our Christ-centered Kindergarten in both English and Spanish programs and curriculum will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School Music Room.

Parent Preview Night: Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night to be held Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting. Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

Peoria Christian School will hold Kindergarten Round-Up on March 7 from 8:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact Peoria Christian School’s office with the names of any child who is interested in attending. We would like to send them a personal invitation.

Spring Drama Production: Pella Christian High School will end their successful theatre season this spring with The Crucible, a powerful drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, it is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Under the direction of Van Peursem, The Crucible will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, with tickets going on sale March 5.

Cadet-O-Rama will be held on March 24 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Vermeer Pavilion. Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is accepting applications for a full-time resource room teaching position. Interested applicants should contact Dan Van Kooten, Principal, at vankootend@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440.

DUTCH LETTERS: Peoria Christian School Circle is once again selling delicious homemade Dutch Letters. These are perfect for Easter, Tulip Time and Mother’s Day! Order forms are available at the school office or by contacting Michelle De Haan. The cost is $48 for a dozen (12), $25 for ½ dozen (6) and individual letters are $4.25. All orders are due by Monday, March 5. The Dutch Letters will be made on Saturday, March 17 (starting at 8) and all orders must be picked up that afternoon from either the school gym or Lisa Vermeer’s home in Pella. Please contact Michelle De Haan at 641- 660-7373 or nmdehaan@windstream.net if you have any questions or to place an order.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Jesus Curses a Fig Tree – The disciples are understandably surprised and confused when they observe a withered fig tree Jesus had earlier cursed. Join Groundwork as we study Mark 11 to contemplate the meaning of his actions and take to heart his teaching on faith and prayer which follows. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: The Order of the Gator – Can he do it? Will Liz unravel the clues and achieve the highest reptile honor? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. As you and your family prepare for Easter, download The Family Lent devotional at www.kidscorner.net.

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February 18, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Praise Be to God

My Redeemer

Welcome Will Van Wyngarden

Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

A Time of Praise

Choir Anthem Yes, Jesus Is My Savior Soloists: Georgia De Vries

Calvin Van Haaften

* Sing Come, People of the Risen King

Sing The Lord Is My Salvation Sarah Van Zee, Soloist

Congregational Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God General Fund

Offertory: Wonderful Words of Life

*Sing……….. Glorify Thy Name……….. Celebration #9:1-3………..

Scripture Reading            John 17:1-5

Pew Bibles – page 1679

Sermon “Jesus’ Great Prayer (1): ‘Glorify Your Son’”

Prayer

*Sing……….. We Will Glorify……….. Celebration #105:1-3………..

*Blessing………..

*Sing……….. We Will Glorify……….. Celebration #105:4……….. ……….. ………..

*Postlude………..

Interim Minister: Pastor Tim Brown; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Guitarist: Calvin Van Haaften; Bassist: Mike Buban; Drummer: Bill Wilson
Adult & Children’s Choirs; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS: February 25: Pella II Cadets; March 4: GEMS; March 11: Crossroads Prison Ministries; March 18: Christian Education Fund; March 25: Pella Christian Grade School Build Project; March 30 (Good Friday): Gideons

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Judy Van Zee, Arlys Veenstra, Nathaniel Veenstra; February 25: Sharon Walker, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Kurt and Emily Boender; South Doors: Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; February 25: Cadets

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

Today: Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Kathleen De Haan – C; Marilyn Vander Molen – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; February 25: Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; February 25: Jeff Vander Molen

MARCH USHER SCHEDULE: Center: Brian Van Kooten, Phil Slings; North Side: Bob Spencer; South Side: Tony Van Zee

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

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

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

We welcome Pastor Tim and Jean Brown as Pastor Tim begins serving as our interim minister.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching. The offering will be for the Pella Food Shelf.

NEXT SUNDAY: Missions/Outreach will meet at 4:30 p.m. on February 25.

At 6:00 p.m. we will meet for worship at First CRC. Pastor Tim Brown will be preaching. The offering will be for Christian Opportunity Center.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Lenora Pleima had her gall bladder removed this past Tuesday and is hopeful that her health will now improve. We pray for a quick recovery.

We wish a happy birthday to Lawrence Vander Molen who will celebrate his 85th birthday on February 24, and to Mildred Van Maanen who will celebrate her 93rd birthday on February 24, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

We rejoice at the birth of a healthy boy, Rhett Joseph, on February 10 to Levi and April Nieuwsma. We thank God for this great gift!

“My thanks to all of you for your prayers, beautiful cards, phone calls, visits and food. Special thanks to Elder Brent Pierson for his visit, to Pastor Dale for his phone call and to Daryl Van Zee for the DVD’s. Most of all, my thanks to God for His healing mercies.” – Darlene Kloosterman

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

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on February 19.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 10. All ladies are welcome to join us!

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

GEMS Mother-Daughter Tea, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Girls please arrive at 6:30 p.m. and Mothers at 7:30 p.m.

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

Adult Choir Rehearsal from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (beginning upstairs).

Faith CRC’s Outreach Ministry invites you to their Pulled Pork Supper on Wednesday, February 21, with serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and a variety of homemade desserts. Free-will offering will be used to support in-country and out-of-country mission trips.

THURSDAY: The Pella Christian High music department invites you to attend their Winter Concert on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium. The Concert Band, Cantabile Choir and Concert Choir will be leading you in this evening of music. We will close the concert with a performance of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

The Junior class will hold a soup supper before the PCHS Winter Concert on February 22 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the commons. This is a freewill offering fundraiser to cover expenses for the Junior/Senior Banquet. Come out and enjoy a variety of soups along with breadsticks, cookies and drinks before you enjoy the band and choir performances.

FRIDAY: Classis Central Plains will meet at Calvary CRC on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

Communicating in the church can seem like an impossible task. Does “communication” really matter? Learn how good communication can help your ministry thrive and what you can do to make communication at your church a streamlined process, without adding hours to your workload. Join Bryan Haley of Church Juice, a ministry of Back to God Ministries International dedicated to energizing church communications, for a special seminar sponsored by Classis Central Plains at 7:00 p.m. on February 23, at Calvary CRC.

Pella Christian Grade School’s Winter Bash (previously called Spring Fling) will be happening on February 23 at Pella Christian High School. Families and supporters are encouraged to come watch “Pete’s Dragon” on the big screen! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 7:00 p.m. It will be a soup supper with a free-will donation as well as a concession stand which will serve candy, pop, popcorn, and pizza. In addition, Cranberry Stone will be selling cupcakes and cookie cake. As in previous years, there will be a gift certificate booth, silent auction, and prize drawings for the kids.

TO THE PEOPLE OF SECOND PELLA: Please accept our thanks for the kindness you showed us during our stay in Pella these past 4-1/2 months. Your acts of kindness during the time of Gloria’s mother’s passing are especially appreciated. We count our time with you as another of the blessings we have experienced in our years of pastoral ministry. We will continue to remember you in our prayers as the next chapter of your history unfolds. – Pastor Dale and Gloria Slings

ANNOUNCEMENT RE MERLITA AND ALEX: Spouses Alexander (Alex) and Merlita Agbuya took their oath of naturalization as American citizens on February 9. Pastor Alex, to complement his law degree obtained in the Philippines and as part of a continuing study to raise the level of his ministry, is currently on a 147-hour course in American Law and Jurisprudence in Litigation and Legal Practice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Law and Procedure, and Torts. Both are thankful for your continuous support and prayers.

2018 CRC YEARBOOK: Anyone who would like to order a 2018 Yearbook should notify Ruth by this Tuesday, February 20. The cost is $10.00.

INSTRUMENTALISTS OF ALL AGES are welcome to share your talents in worship! Please see Barbara Boertje DeVries if interested.

BABY GIFTS: A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Rhett Joseph, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma, born on February 10. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The P.E.T. Fundraising Auction will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at Pella Christian High School.   Save the date!

Creation Station Christian Preschool is gearing up for registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents or guardians who are considering enrolling their children in Three School, Preschool, One to Grow On, or Spanish Immersion Preschool should complete the intention form online at pellachristian.net available Tuesday, February 27, at 9:00 p.m. or fill out an intention form provided in the Pella Christian Grade School office.

Kinder Camp, a kindergarten experience for kids turning five by September 15, 2018, will be held Thursday, March 1, from 8:45-10:15 a.m. or 12:45-2:15 p.m. A Spanish Immersion Kinder Camp will be held Thursday, March 1, from 12:45-2:15 p.m. To sign up your child for Kinder Camp or more information, call the Pella Christian Grade School office at 628-2414.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night for parents to learn more about our Christ-centered Kindergarten in both English and Spanish programs and curriculum will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian Grade School Music Room.

SPRING BREAK 2018! Are you ready to make a difference while making new friends and having fun? Join Lake View Camp as we head south to warmer weather and help families in need! Lake View will be offering a spring break work trip to Gretna, Florida, March 9-17. The trip is open to all high school students, college students, and adults. Registration and more information are available at www.lakeviewconference.com or call us at 628-2160. There are also registration forms on the bulletin board downstairs.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL POSITION OPENINGS:

Pella Christian Grade School has the following openings for the 2018-19 school year. More detailed job descriptions are available upon request.

  • K-8 Physical Education Teacher -The primary teaching responsibilities include teaching K-8 Physical Education.
  • Food Service Director – This position oversees the food service program at PCGS with typical work hours from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during school days.   Additional office hours occur during off days and the summer.
  • Food Service Worker – This is a part-time hourly food service worker position with typical work hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • K-8 Music Teacher – The primary teaching responsibilities include teaching K-8
  • Second Grade and Middle School Teacher in Spanish Immersion – Each position teaches all subjects in Spanish so that the students learn Spanish as a second language through content material. The candidate must be a committed Christian teacher who is fluent in Spanish and proficient in English. Interested applicants can contact gomezre@pellachristian.net.

Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Interested applicants can find materials on the employment portion of the PCGS website at http://www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm or contact David Te Grotenhuis (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net) for more information.

Pella Christian High School is accepting applications for a full-time resource room teaching position. Interested applicants should contact Dan Van Kooten, Principal, at vankootend@pceagles.org or 641-628-4440.

Peoria Christian School is seeking to hire a full-time principal/administrator with upper elementary teaching responsibilities. Whole job description at www.peoriachr.org/

DUTCH LETTERS: Peoria Christian School Circle is once again selling delicious homemade Dutch Letters. These are perfect for Easter, Tulip Time and Mother’s Day! Order forms are available at the school office or by contacting Michelle De Haan. The cost is $48 for a dozen (12), $25 for ½ dozen (6) and individual letters are $4.25. All orders are due by Monday, March 5. The Dutch Letters will be made on Saturday, March 17 (starting at 8) and all orders must be picked up that afternoon from either the school gym or Lisa Vermeer’s home in Pella. Please contact Michelle De Haan at 641- 660-7373 or nmdehaan@windstream.net if you have any questions or to place an order.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • 2018 Church Directory
  • 2017 Financial Reports
  • Areopagus, Iowa State Campus Ministry, report