June 24, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 24, 2018                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………….. Fantasia on Morning Song………. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Built on the Rock

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

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

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

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

* We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise…………………………………………………. Celebration #213

* Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated……………………………………… Celebration #597

….. vs. 1 – All;  vs. 4 – Men;  vs. 5 – Women and Children;  vs 6 – All

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

Duet…………………………………………. He Hideth My Soul…… Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………….. Bible League International

Offertory: This Is My Father’s World

Scripture Reading………………………………………………… Luke 21:1-4;  II Corinthians 9:6-15
Pew Bibles – pages 1635 & 1803

Sermon………………………. “Financial Giving and the Christian”…………………………………..

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

*Sing……………………………………….. Make Me a Blessing………………. Celebration #670:1, 3

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

*Sing…………………………………. Make Me a Blessing Chorus……………….. Celebration #670

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Praise Team: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn, Jon and Lindsay Golliet
Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 24, 2018                 Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC                      6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………. Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down…………………………………..

He Is Able

God Will Make a Way

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

*Song of Mission…………………. Facing a Task Unfinished…………………………………………….

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

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

Bible League Mission Update………………………………………………………… Andrew Earnshaw

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………….. Bible League International

Offertory:  80th Anniversary Bible League Video

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

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 50… pg. 62 in P.H. Supplement

Leader:   What does the fourth request mean?

All:         Give us this day our daily bread means,

………… Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know

                   that you are the only source of everything good,

                   and that neither our work and worry nor your gifts

                   can do us any good without your blessing.

                And so help us to give up our trust in creatures

                      and to put trust in you alone.

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Matthew 6:1-15
Pew Bibles – page 1503

Sermon………….. “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”…….. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel

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

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

*Sing……………………………………………….. Doxology…………………………….. Celebration #815

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

Preacher:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Liturgist:  Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Melissa Geetings
Choir:  Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 1:  World Renew; July 8:  Missions Fund; July 15:  Pella Food Shelf; July 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Mary Van Haaften, Clarissa Van Zee, Nia Hoekstra; July 1: (A.M.) Martha Uitermarkt, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors:  Elizabeth Uitermarkt;  South Doors:  Jon and Nicole Yoder; July 1:  East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Debra Klyn – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – S; July 1:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jason Van Arendonk; July 1:  Calvin Van Haaften

JULY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Calvin Van Haaften, Jeff Vander Molen; North Side:  Stu Bokhoven; South Side:  Matt Walker

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

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

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

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

Adult Choir will meet at 5:00 this evening to rehearse for our 6:00 evening worship service and the 7:30 Bible League Summer Musical.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 50, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.

At our worship service this evening, Andrew Earnshaw, Bible League Director of Partner Relations, will give greetings and share the history of the Bible League.

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  Our Adult Choir and the Praise Ringers Bell Choir from Leighton will be featured, along with a variety of other musical numbers.  With the 80th Anniversary observance of the founding of Bible League, Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations will give greetings and share its history.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 51.  The offering is for Bethany Christian Services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Thanks to all of you who remembered me on my birthday with your many cards, gifts, phone calls and personal wishes!  They were appreciated.  God is Good!  All the Time!” – Dena Bokhoven

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.

FROM THE PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE:  As many of you know, we brought in a Pastoral candidate a few weeks ago, Paul Bradford and his wife Tammy.  The purpose of that visit was to spend some time with the Search Committee and Council, as well as getting to know the Pella area a little.  Following that visit, the Search Committee has decided to invite them back for a return visit.  The purpose of this visit will be to be interviewed by the Council, to have the candidate preach, and to get to know the congregation a little.  The Bradfords will be in Pella July 6-8, with Pastor Bradford preaching in the A.M. service on July 8.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Search Committee. We will give you more details of the visit in the following weeks.

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

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree Camp will be in Pella from June 25-29.  We will be helping with crafts this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and will serve breakfast and supper on Thursday, the 28th.  Help is needed for crafts and meals.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs.  Your help will be appreciated!

BABY GIFTS:  A table is located downstairs for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome Colton Corey, son of Corey and Katie Magnussen, born on June 14. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

JULY EVENING COMBINED SERVICES SCHEDULE:

July 1     – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC. (First, Second, Faith)
July 8     – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC. (First, Second)
July 15  – 6:00 p.m. at First CRC. (First, Second, Faith)
July 22  –  6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. (First, Second, Faith)
July 29  –  6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. (First, Second, Faith)

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:  Pella Christian High School will be holding registration for the 2018/19 school year July 9-12.  You may register Monday-Thursday during this time period between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Registration hours will be extended Thursday, the 12th, to 8:00 p.m.  An additional option is to register remotely.  Visit the 2018/19 Registration Link anytime from June 25 – July 12 on the home page (under Quick Links) of the school website at www.pceagles.org.  Here you can access a variety of important information and print the form needed to register.  The Registration Form with payment must be received in the office or postmarked by July 12 to avoid the late fee.  Further details can be found in the letter mailed to families in May or by contacting the school office at 628-4440.

GATEWAY TO HOPE GARDEN TOUR– The Gateway to Hope Garden Tour is this coming weekend, June 29 through July 1.  It offers walk-throughs of four Pella area gardens and a tour of a Victorian Villa.  Hours are Friday, June 29, 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  The Friday and Saturday events include sales of garden art, ceramics, and Carol Van Klompenburg’s new book Tendng Beauty: Forty Moments in my Gardens.  Purchases and donations to the tour will fund Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Christian Reformed Church.  Details are available at friendsofchinandega.wordpress.com and in area media.

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry  The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 7, and Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 2 for the first delivery, and July 16 for the second delivery to be sure you get your blueberries.  The order forms can be found on the table in the narthex and downstairs, can be downloaded from their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

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

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • The Reporter, PCHS publication
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Gentleness – What images or words come to mind when you think about gentleness?  Would you describe these images and words as strong and influential or meek and vulnerable?  Join Groundwork in studying Matthew 11:28-30 and 1 Peter 3:15-17 to uncover the real power inherent in the spiritual fruit of gentleness.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

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June 17, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 17, 2018         9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………… Fellowship Medley…………………………………………………

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

*Sing…………………………….. My God, How Wonderful Thou Art………………….. Psalter #328
1- Solo; vs. 2-4 – All

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

*A Time of Praise…………… Led by Van Wyngarden, Van Haaften, and Schreur Families……

* Rejoice in the Lord Always…………………………………………………………. Celebration #745……

* Make Me a Servant……………………………………………………………………. Celebration #669……

* For the Beauty of the Earth…………………………………………… Celebration #793:1, 2, 3, 5

Song………………………………………… Good, Good Father…………………………………………………

The Will of God for Our Lives…………………………………………….. The Ten Commandments

Sing……………………………… How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…………………………………….

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………….. Elder Jerry Uitermarkt

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………….. Habitat for Humanity

Offertory:  The Glory of His Presence

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………. Ephesians 4:1-16
Pew Bibles – page 1821

Sermon…………………………………. “YOU Are a Minister!”……………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………. They’ll Know We Are Christians……… Celebration #429:1-3

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

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

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Praise Band Ensembles:  Will Van Wyngarden Family; Dan Schreur Family; Calvin, Mary, Joe Van Haaften

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 17, 2018   Combined First CRC, Second CRC & Faith CRC.   6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Amazing Grace……………………………………………………

It Is Well With My Soul

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

*Sing……………………………….. Precious Lord, Take My Hand…………………………………………

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

A Time of Praise – Hymns of YOUR Request………………………………………………………………

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

Solo………………………………………….. The Lord’s Prayer………………….. Rob Rus, Trumpeter

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………….. Habitat for Humanity

Offertory:  I Love Thee

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 49… pg. 61 in P.H. Supplement

Leader:   What does the third request mean?

All:         Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven means,

………… Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will

                   without any back talk.

                Your will alone is good.

                Help us one and all to carry out the work we are called to,

                      as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………. Matthew 26:36-46……

Pew Bibles – page 1544

Sermon……………………………………. “Doing God’s Will”…………………… Pastor Ryan Faber

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………….. Breathe on Me, Breath of God…………… Celebration #393:4……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Pianist: Phyllis De Vries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Barb Gosselink, Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Carter Vos; June 24:  (A.M.) Mary Van Haaften, Clarissa Van Zee, Nia Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; June 24:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors:  Elizabeth Uitermarkt;  South Doors:  Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Susan Pierson – C,J; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; June 24:  Debra Klyn – C; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Vander Molen; June 24: Jason Van Arendonk

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

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

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

Prayer Time – 10:50 a.m. in the north tower.  Please join us as we meet for a short time of prayer for our church and any other needs. If you are not able to do so, you may put your prayer request in the box on the back table.  God loves to hear His children pray.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 49, Your Will Be Done.

At this evening’s service you will have opportunity to request favorite hymns.  Please be ready to suggest the titles and hymn numbers.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 50, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “I would like to thank the Pella II congregation for remembering me through prayers offered and cards given.  Would also like to thank Pastor Jack for his visit.  It is truly a blessing to be a member of the family of Pella II.” – Steve Roose

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

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

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

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

REMINDER FROM FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

Please return pledges by June 17, 2018:

  • All members being asked to repledge. Past gifts/pledges are appreciated, but if you have not returned a 2018 Pledge Form, your pledge is noted as $0 currently.
  • Please note name or offering box number on pledge.
  • Committee will be contacting all members without pledges for feedback.
  • Please designate all pledge gifts by writing “pledge” on memo line or offering envelope.

 

CHURCH NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:  If you would like to be added to the One Call Now church notification system, there are forms on the tables in the narthex and downstairs.  This is the system we use to notify members of prayer concerns, cancellations or other important information about church.  Please fill out a form to be added to the system or if you want to change the way you receive information — phone call email and/or text message.  If you are currently receiving the messages you don’t need to fill out a form.

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree Camp will be in Pella from June 25-29.  We will be helping with crafts three mornings, and will serve breakfast and supper on Thursday, the 28th.  Help is needed for crafts and meals.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs.  Your help will be appreciated!

THANK YOU:  Thank you all for your generosity for the Pella Food Shelf drive!  We collected 975 cans of soup and food along with many other items.  We also received over $950 in cash donations and matching gifts.  What a wonderful blessing this will be to fight hunger in our community.

NEW LIFE RALLY:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

PATHWAYS OF PELLA is hosting its 2nd annual Ride for LIFE on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

BIBLE LEAGUE “PROJECT PHILIP” TRAINING SESSION:  With a desire to learn how to use Project Philip, Bible League International’s Bible Study for evangelism and discipleship, please plan to attend the Training Session offered free of charge at First Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations for Bible League will be leading the event. Coffee and rolls will be provided.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical which will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  The Praise Ringers Bell Choir from Leighton will be featured along with a variety of other musical numbers.  With the 80th Anniversary observance of the founding of Bible League, Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations will give greetings and share its history.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

Gateway to Hope Garden Tour– The Gateway to Hope Garden Tour is coming June 29 through July 1.  Donations to the tour will support Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Church of Pella.  More details available at friendsofchinandega.wordpress.com

IT’S BLUEBERRY TIME!  Fresh, delicious, hand-picked, straight-from-Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry  The blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 7, and Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 2 for the first delivery, and July 16 for the second delivery to be sure you get your blueberries.  The order forms can be found on the table in the narthex or downstairs, downloaded from their website, www.lakeviewconference.com, or you can call their office at 628-2160.  Thank you for your continued support of Lake View’s camping ministry!

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities

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

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GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Faithfulness – You might say remaining faithful is affected by our circumstances and what we need to remain faithful to.  Study Lamentations 3:22-23, 1 Corinthians 16:13, and Hebrews 12:1-3 with Groundwork to discover how God’s faithfulness to us helps develop the spiritual fruit of faithfulness in our own lives. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

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June 10, 2018

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
June 10, 2018                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………… Open Our Eyes with Be Thou My Vision………………………………….

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

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

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

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

* Great I Am……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………….. Hope Ministries

Offertory: Songs of Consecration

Scripture Readings…………………………… Psalm 1, Luke 15:1-2, Matthew 9:9-13; 11:18-19
Pew Bibles – pages 843, 1623, 1509

Sermon……………… “How Does It Work to Be a Friend of Sinners?”  …………………..

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

Song of Invitation………………………. Come to the Table………………………………………………….

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper………………………………………………………………………………….

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

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

*Sing………………………………………… Glorify Your Name…………………………………………………

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist:  Joyce Boender
Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 10, 2018                        Combined First CRC and Second CRC                              6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………… Christians, We Have Met to Worship……………………………………

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

*Sing………………………………………. How Great Thou Art………………. Celebration #147:1-4

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

A Time of Praise – Hymns of YOUR Request………………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………………….. Hope Ministries

Offertory:  How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds  Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

*Sing……………………………….. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God……. Celebration #151:1, 3, 4

*Statement of Our Faith – Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 48… pg. 61 in P.H. Supplement

Leader:   What does the second request mean?

All:         Your kingdom come means,

                Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to you.

                Keep your church strong, and add to it.

                Destroy the devil’s work; destroy every force which revolts against you and every conspiracy against your Word.

                Do this until your kingdom is so complete and perfect that in it you are all in all.

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………….. Acts 2:42-47……

Pew Bibles – page 1694

Sermon………………………………….. “A Kingdom Culture”…………….. Pastor Brad Meinders

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

*Sing……………………………………. Lead On, O King Eternal…………… Celebration #724:1-2……

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

*Sing……………………………………. Lead On, O King Eternal………………. Celebration #724:3……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders;  Liturgist:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
Organist: Joyce Boender; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Regina Vaverka, Grace Bokhoven, Carson Tukker; June 17:  (A.M.) Barb Gosselink, Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Carter Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jamis and Sarah Christensen; North Doors: Matt Walker; South Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; June 17:  East Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Tony and Sarah Van Zee; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker

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

Today: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S; June 17:  Susan Pierson – C,J; Melissa Tukker – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Sherwin Klyn; June 17:  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.

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

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

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

5:10-5:40 p.m. – Choir rehearsal for anyone interested in singing a choir anthem for the June 24 evening service.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 48, Your Kingdom Come.

At this evening’s and next Sunday evening’s services you will have opportunity to request your favorite hymns.  Please be ready to suggest the titles and hymn numbers.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 49, Your Will Be Done.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Dena Bokhoven who will celebrate her 88th birthday on June 15, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the cards, calls and good wishes from everyone.  They were wonderful!” God is so good!” – Lenora Pleima

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

SINGERS:  Our Adult Choir will be singing two anthems for the Bible League Summer Musical on June 24, 7:30 p.m., at First Reformed Church.  If you would like to sing with us, please see Barbara for rehearsal details.

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

REMINDER FROM FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

Please return pledges by June 17, 2018.

  • All members being asked to repledge. Past gifts/pledges are appreciated, but if you have not returned a 2018 Pledge Form, your pledge is noted as $0 currently.
  • Please note name or offering box number on pledge.
  • Committee will be contacting all members without pledges for feedback.
  • Please designate all pledge gifts by writing “pledge” on memo line or offering envelope.

 

CHURCH NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:  If you would like to be added to the One Call Now church notification system, there are forms on the tables in the narthex and downstairs.  This is the system we use to notify members of prayer concerns, cancellations or other important information about church.  Please fill out a form to be added to the system, or if you want to change the way you receive information — phone call, email and/or text message.  If you are currently receiving the messages you don’t need to fill out a form.

ANGEL TREE NOTE:  Angel Tree Camp will be in Pella from June 25-29.  We will be helping with crafts three mornings, and will serve breakfast and supper on Thursday, the 28th.  Help is needed for crafts and meals.  Sign-up sheets are on the table downstairs.  Your help will be appreciated!

FILL UP THE SHELF– 1000 CAN DRIVE:  The Pella Food Shelf located at “The Well” has been very low on soup (and most food) for the past several weeks. I had this feeling that I was to do something about this shortage.  I know that summer is a time that the food shelf often runs low on food because there aren’t many food drives in the spring and summer.  It’s still a big need when kids are out of school and some parents and families need more assistance.

I have this goal of getting 1000 cans of soup, SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or Manwich donated to the Pella Food Shelf and I wonder if you would help me. The average can of soup costs about $1.75 so for under $20.00 you could help provide 10 meals for those in need. I’m hoping I can get 100 people to help me with 10 cans of something, but please don’t stop at 10; we can all give as to how we have been blessed.

I want to do this ASAP so I’m giving us one week to get it done. If you wish to participate, please have your donation back to church by Sunday morning, June 10.

Thanks in advance!

My only request is, don’t buy something that you wouldn’t eat.

Brent Pierson / 641-780-3456

John 4: 7-8:

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

Now, go and be a disciple.

REMINDER:  Brenda and Taryn Hugen will be headed back to Sierra Leone, Africa, in one week to work with children at an orphanage. If you wish to donate items for this trip, the list that was in last week’s bulletin is on the tables in the narthex and downstairs.  Please have the items at church no later than this Thursday, June 14.

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TRACTOR RIDE:  Come join us for the 2018 Peoria Christian School tractor ride on Saturday, June 16.  It will start at the school; registration fee is $35.  There will be a wagon for those who would like to ride along but don’t have a tractor handy.  Coffee and donuts from 8:00-9:00; at 9:00 the tractors will head to Sully, Lynnville, New Sharon and back to Peoria around 12:00-12:30 for a freewill donation lunch of burgers, chips, beans, pie and ice cream.  Even if you don’t have a tractor, feel free to join us for lunch and to check out the old iron!  For more info contact Ruth De Bruin, ruthanndebruin@yahoo.com or 641-204-1855 or on Facebook at “2018 Peoria Christian Grade School tractor ride”.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

New Life Rally:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community Saturday, June 23, at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

Pathways of Pella’s 2nd annual Ride for LIFE is on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

Bible League “Project Philip” Training Session:  With a desire to learn how to use Project Philip, Bible League International’s Bible Study for evangelism and discipleship, please plan to attend the Training Session offered free of charge at First Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations for Bible League will be leading the event. Coffee and rolls will be provided.

You are invited and encouraged to attend the Bible League Summer Musical which will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  The Praise Ringers Bell Choir from Leighton will be featured along with a variety of other musical numbers.  With the 80th Anniversary observance of the founding of Bible League, Andrew Earnshaw, Director of Partner Relations will give greetings and share its history.  Please join us for an uplifting evening and be a blessing to Bible League International as the offering is taken in its support.

JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Pathways of Pella is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) position.  This is a leadership position requiring supervisory, administrative and communication skills.  Nursing or relevant medical experience is preferred.  Applicant must agree with and be passionate for the beliefs and ministry of Pathways of Pella.  Applications due by July 9.  Job description and application can be found on the website: www.pathwayspella.org/serviceopportunities

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Council Report
  • May Financial Report
  • Peckham News Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2018:  Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018.  Robert Rus is a delegate to Synod 2018.  From Thursday, June 7-Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.

GROUNDWORK:  The Fruit of Goodness – When we think being good is primarily about keeping rules and obeying, we inevitably encounter hypocrisy.  Join Groundwork as we study Galatians 6:7-10 to define genuine goodness and determine what this spiritual fruit looks like in the life of a believer.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

June 3, 2018

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
June 3, 2018                                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. Christ Returneth……………………………………………………..

 Come, Thou Almighty King

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Pastor Jack

Call to Worship…………………………………. Psalm 150………………………………………………………….

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

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

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

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

* Be Bold, Be Strong…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Prayer of Confession, Words of Assurance………………………………………………………………………

*Sing…………………………….. The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power………………………………………

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………………… Elder Brent Pierson

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

Offertory Anthem:  Father Welcomes All His Children – Children’s Choir

Soloists: Rob Schreur, Carson Tukker, Kirby Van Wyngarden

BAPTISM OF OLIVIA MARIE VAN KOOTEN and ADDILYN GRACE VAVERKA

What does baptism signify?

   By it we are received into God’s church and set apart from all other people and religions, that we may be dedicated entirely to him, bearing his mark and sign.

   It also witnesses to us that he will be our God forever, since he is our gracious Father.

What else does it mean?

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

Should our children be baptized too?

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

Is the significance of baptism, then, similar to circumcision?

   Yes, baptism does for our children what circumcision did for the Jewish people. That is why Paul calls baptism the “circumcision of Christ.”

Since you have presented Olivia Marie and Addilyn Grace for baptism, we ask you the following questions before God and his people:

Do you profess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and affirm the promises of God made to you and your children in his Word?

Do you promise to instruct them by word and example, with the help of the Christian com-munity, in the truth of God’s Word, and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and teach them to pray?

Do you promise to nurture them within the body of believers, as citizens of Christ’s kingdom?

Parents:  We do, God helping us.

Brothers and sisters, on the strength of God’s gracious love for us, and in solidarity with this Christian congregation, do you promise to instruct these children by word and example, with the help of the Christian community, in the truth of God’s Word, and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and to nurture them within the body of believers as citizens of Christ’s kingdom?

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

Introduction of Olivia Marie Van Kooten and Addilyn Grace Vaverka………………………………

The Sacrament ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Solo…………………………………………………. Masterpiece……………………………….. Regina Vaverka

Regina’s mother, Linda Groenendyk, Pianist

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… 1 Samuel 16:14-23

Pew Bibles – page 444

Sermon……………………………….. “Making Music to the Lord”……………………………………………

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

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

Anthem………………………………… For the Beauty of the Earth………………………….. Adult Choir

Anthem…………………………………………… Revelation 19……………………………………………………….

Anthem…………………………………… He Never Failed Me Yet………….. Soloist: Levi Nieuwsma

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

*Postlude………………………….. He Never Failed Me Yet  Reprise…………………………………………

Interim Minister: Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist/Choir Accompanist: Phyllis De Vries
Adult & Children’s Choirs: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director/Harpist
Instrumental Ensemble: Alexis Vos – Clarinet; Nia Hoekstra – Bass Clarinet; Rob Schreur – Saxophone; Robert Rus -Trumpet; Kaden Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker -Trombone

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

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Melissa Tukker, Katie Magnussen, Ty Hugen; June 10:  (A.M.) Regina Vaverka, Grace Bokhoven, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; North Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; South Doors: Marilyn Vander Molen; June 10:  East Doors:  Jamis and Sarah Christensen; North Doors: Matt Walker; South Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten

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

Today: Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; June 10:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; June 10:  Sherwin Klyn

JUNE MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Wes Veenstra, Ron Branderhorst

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Ken Zylstra, Anne Bokhoven

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Jeff Wichhart, Dena Bokhoven

Justin Van Zee                          –     Gertrude Wassink, Kathleen De Haan

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

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

This morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Addilyn Grace Vaverka, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka and sister of Aiden, and of Olivia Marie Van Kooten, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will preach on Lord’s Day 47, Hallowed by Thy Name.  Offering for Pella Pine Rest.

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church. Pastor Brad Meinders  will preach on Lord’s Day 48.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Bill Schimmel who will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 4, and to John Van Zee who will celebrate his 87th birthday on June 9, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the nice cards, phone calls and good wishes I received for my birthday.  Your thoughtfulness was appreciated.  I am thankful for the many years God has given me.” – Tom De Vries

“Thank you to my church family for your prayers, cards, visits, flowers, etc. while in Methodist Hospital and Jefferson Place.  A special thank you to Jon Van Woerkom, and above all I thank my Heavenly Father for His healing mercy.” – Jo Boot

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.

P.E.T. BUILD DAY:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build day.  Lunch will be served.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs.   A sign-up sheet is also available for bars and cookies for June 8. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Fathers and any family members interested in sharing  their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17, please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries no later than June 10.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

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

DRIVERS NEEDED: “Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree Camp) needs our help transporting kids to and from camp this summer. The first camp starts Monday, June 4th and runs through Friday the 8th. The trip usually involves driving our church van to a destination city like Cedar Rapids, picking up kids on Monday morning and making the same return trip Friday afternoon. Most of the summer camps are held in Eldora so an average trip will be 5-6 hours of driving.

It’s a great outing for you and a friend or spouse.  I’m planning on driving Monday the 4th and am looking for someone to do the Friday trip. It’s always important to have someone make the trip with you and, if don’t have anyone that can ride along, the camp will provide a counselor.  If anyone is interested and would like to give it a try you can join me on June 4th for a ride along.

Thanks for considering helping make some kids’ week the best week of their summer.” – Blessings – Brent Pierson, 780-3456

FILL UP THE SHELF– 1000 CAN DRIVE:  The Pella Food Shelf located at “The Well” has been very low on soup (and most food) for the past several weeks. I had this feeling that I was to do something about this shortage.  I know that summer is a time that the food shelf often runs low on food because there aren’t many food drives in the spring and summer.  It’s still a big need when kids are out of school and some parents and families need more assistance.

I have this goal of getting 1000 cans of soup, SpaghettiOs, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or Manwich donated to the Pella Food Shelf and I wonder if you would help me. The average can of soup costs about $1.75 so for under $20.00 you could help provide 10 meals for those in need. I’m hoping I can get 100 people to help me with 10 cans of something, but please don’t stop at 10; we can all give as to how we have been blessed.

I want to do this ASAP so I’m giving us one week to get it done. If you wish to participate, please have your donation back to church by next Sunday morning, June 10.

Thanks in advance!

My only request is, don’t buy something that you wouldn’t eat.

Brent Pierson / 641-780-3456

John 4: 7-8:

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

Now, go and be a disciple.

BUILDING EXPLORATION TEAM MEMBERS are Ron Branderhorst, Dennis De Vries, Al Boender, Calvin Van Haaften, Phil Slings, Steven Talsma, Jon Van Woerkom.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEMBERS are Teri Van Kooten, Nicole Yoder, Dan Schreur, Jim Gosselink, Ken Van Woerkom, Jon Van Woerkom, Glenn Matherly, Kurt Boender. These people are implementing an emergency response plan.  If you have questions, contact one of the members.

REMINDERS FROM THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

  • We request that all pledge forms be returned by June 17.
  • Please return pledge forms in the offering plate, the deacon door slot, or to a member of the fundraising committee.
  • The fundraising committee includes Joe Van Haaften, Jerry Uitermarkt, Brent Pierson, and Corey Magnussen. Let us know if you have questions or need a new pledge form/information sheet.

FROM BRENDA AND TARYN HUGEN:  We are excited to be headed back to Sierra Leone, Africa in 2 weeks!  This will be my 4th trip and I have made some very special friendships with the kids and staff at the center along with other people I have met there.  Taryn is headed back for the 2nd time.  The kids have grown so much since the last time she was there, I know she will be surprised to see how much they have grown!  They are so well taken care of there.

They are starting a new program for the older kids that won’t be able to go to college.  They are going to be teaching them necessary skills for life after they leave the center.  They are raising a garden and chickens, teaching the kids how to take care of them so later they can raise and sell on their own.  They will also be teaching sewing skills to kids that would like to do that.  They still sew on the old fashioned foot peddle machines and it is fun to watch!  Last trip we stopped by a school for the deaf that The Raining Season helps with various things.  It was pretty amazing to see those kids learning and having people who could understand them.  It opened a whole new world for them!

As we prepare to head across the ocean we would love for you to start praying for us.  We need the courage to reach out to others to spread Christ’s love, safety in travel, health while gone, peace about our family back at home, open arms and love to spread, and a connection with our team, as we don’t know any of them.  They are a church group from Nebraska and we are excited to meet them all!  If you would like to donate items for the trip, the list we have been given is:

-bar soap                                                              -deodorant for men

-deodorant for women                                         -diapers size 3-4

-formula                                                               -hand sanitizer

-fitted twin bed sheets                                         -fitted crib sheets

-toothbrushes                                                       -razors

-underwear (for both genders; sizes 4                 -Bibles

to adult medium in women’s and                   -curtains (10 – all for girls apartments

adult large for men)                                           so can be fun girls colors)

-coloring book for small kids                              -adult coloring books

-board games (Sorry, Candyland, Chutes           -card games (UNO -it’s a big favorite so

and Ladders, Monopoly, Connect Four,             multiples welcome, Go Fish, Phase 10)

any other fairly simple not-too-many-            -Command strips

pieces games)                                                 -2 adult blood pressure (manual)

-1 Bayer contour blood glucose                          -2 kidney dishes with lid

monitoring strips
-1 Accu-check (Nano) blood glucose monitoring strips
-2 cannulas
-HP 301 black ink cartridges (HIGH PRIORITY)
-toilet cleaning tablets-as many as possible
-4 toilet plungers -magic erasers

Thank you so much for your support of our trip! If you would like more information about the group we go with, The Raining Season, or the orphanage or new older kids program, please ask us!  If you would like to contact us:  Brenda’s cell 641-780-0227 or brendahugen@gmail.com;  Taryn’s cell 641-651-0594.

CHRISTIAN OPPORTUNITY CENTER’S 17th Golf Classic is Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/.

GARAGE SALE FOR CARY CHRISTIAN CENTER:  A large group garage sale will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  All proceeds go to Cary Christian Center’s Summer Children’s program and the Parent-Child Ministry.  We hope to see you there.

THE HEARTLAND GOSPEL HYMN SING is Saturday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.   The mass choir will practice at 5:00 p.m. Free will offering to cover expenses.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

New Life Rally:  Celebrate summer with New Life Prison Community on Saturday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Meet the Pedal for Prisoners riders at North Overlook Shelter by Lake Red Rock.  Three events are scheduled: 1) One-mile family walk to the Playscape; 2) 5K fun run; 3) 15+ mile bike ride.  All activities are on the bike path.  It’s free!  Join the fun!

Pathways of Pella is hosting its 2nd annual Ride for LIFE on June 23.  Bring your motorcycle and join us for a 200-mile ride, beginning at Casey’s on Main in Pella, 10:00 a.m.  There will be a lunch stop along the way.  Cost is $15/bike with a $5 fee for additional riders.  Registrations can be sent to chris@pathwayspella.org or call 628-4827.  Money raised will be used for Pathways Ultrasound program.

Save the Date:  Bible League International Volunteers are planning an exciting retreat event on Thursday, September 13, at Calvary CRC.

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

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2018:  Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018.  From Thursday, June 7-Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCS will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.  For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer.

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Kindness – Is the fruit of kindness simply being nice to each other, or is there more to it?  Join Groundwork as we study Luke 6:27-36 and Ephesians 4:31-32 to learn what it means to be kind and how our salvation and faith give us the roots we need to practice kindness even in life’s most difficult situations. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Smoke and Fire: A Brand New Episode – The town of Terrene is in real trouble.  Businesses are shutting down, and folks are moving away.  What’s going to happen to Liz and his friends?  Can the town be saved? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS:  Are you looking for ways to help end poverty, restore creation, and reconcile relationships?  World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program has overseas placements for individuals in language learning, health, agriculture, engineering, and more.  If you are identifying God’s call in your life or looking for an opportunity to use your gifts and skills, let’s further God kingdom together.  To find out more, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.

May 27, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 27, 2018                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………………… Alleluia………………………………………………………….

Our Country

Call to Worship……………………………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Jack

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

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

A Time of Praise……………………………………………………………………. led by Men’s Ensemble……

Many and Great……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

* God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory……………………………………………………………………………

Anthem…………………………………… The Trees of the Field…………………….. Men’s Ensemble

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

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

Offertory:  Battle Hymn of the Republic

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

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

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………… Psalm 19:1-6;  Romans 1:18-25……
Pew Bibles – pages 858 & 1747

Sermon……………. “God Speaks Through Nature:  Are We Listening?”……………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………….. How Great Is Our God………………………………………………

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

*Response, singing:     How great is our God!  Sing with me, How great is our God!

And all will see how great…How great, is our God!

By Tomlin, Cash, Reeves / © 2004 Worship Together Songs / CCLI #618659

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Drummer:  Kirby Van Wyngarden
Men’s Ensemble; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJune 3:  Rehoboth Christian School; June 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Vicky Slings, Kim Roose, Matt Bokhoven; June 3:  (A.M.) Melissa Tukker, Katie Magnussen, Ty Hugen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; South Doors: Larry and Janice Van Weelden; June 3:  East Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; North Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; South Doors: Marilyn Vander Molen

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C,J; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; June 3:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Gary Vander Molen; June 3:  Jeff Van Kooten

JUNE USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jon Golliet, Les Nieuwsma; North Side:  Ron Branderhorst; South Side:  Jason Zylstra

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 46, Our Father in Heaven.  Offering –  Families First of Pella.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Addilyn Grace Vaverka, daughter of Jacob and Regina Vaverka, and of Olivia Marie Van Kooten, daughter of Brent and Lisa Van Kooten.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

Pastor Jack’s sermon title next Sunday morning will be “Making Music to the Lord”.

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship at Faith CRC, joining with First CRC and Faith CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 46.  Offering – Pella Pine Rest.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Steve Roose will be having knee replacement surgery of his right knee this coming Wednesday, May 30, at Pella Regional.  He would like to thank the congregation for all the prayers, well wishes and cards following the first surgery of his left knee.  A special thank you to Jon and Glenda for their visit and meal delivery.  Above all, we thank God for his tender loving care and healing mercies.” – Steve and Kim Roose

We wish a happy birthday to Lenora Pleima who will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 30, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to the Pella II Scrapbooking Group, Perk-Up, Christian Fellowship Hour, and to everyone who sent me cards, called me by phone, or by word of mouth wished me a Happy 89th Birthday.  To God be all the praise and glory for that happy day.” – Bill Stursma

MONDAY:  Perk Up will not meet because of Memorial Day.

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.

P.E.T. BUILD DAYS:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, or on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build days.  Lunch will be served on Friday.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs.   A sign-up sheet is also available for bars and cookies for June 8. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

DRIVERS NEEDED: “Lakeview Camp (Angel Tree Camp) needs our help transporting kids to and from camp this summer. The first camp starts Monday, June 4th and runs through Friday the 8th. The trip usually involves driving our church van to a destination city like Cedar Rapids, picking up kids on Monday morning and making the same return trip Friday afternoon. Most of the summer camps are held in Eldora so an average trip will be 5-6 hours of driving.

It’s a great outing for you and a friend or spouse.  I’m planning on driving Monday the 4th and am looking for someone to do the Friday trip. It’s always important to have someone make the trip with you and, if don’t have anyone that can ride along, the camp will provide a counselor.  If anyone is interested and would like to give it a try you can join me on June 4th for a ride along.

Thanks for considering helping make some kids’ week the best week of their summer.” – Blessings – Brent Pierson, 780-3456

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any fathers and their family members are welcome to use their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17.  Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service, held in our sanctuary.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

REMINDERS FROM THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

  • We request that all pledge forms be returned by June 17.
  • Please return pledge forms in the offering plate, the deacon door slot, or to a member of the fundraising committee.
  • The fundraising committee includes Joe Van Haaften, Jerry Uitermarkt, Brent Pierson, and Corey Magnussen. Let us know if you have questions or need a new pledge form/information sheet.

FROM COUNCIL:  At their request, the memberships of Jeremy and Tina, Tyler, Brett, Emily and Megan Vander Molen have been transferred to Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.  We wish them God’s richest blessings in their new church home.

JUNE EVENING COMBINED SERVICES SCHEDULE:

June 3    – 6:00 p.m. at Faith CRC. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith,)

June 10 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders preaching. (First, Second)

June 17 – 6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

June 24 –  6:00 p.m. at Second CRC. Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel preaching. (1st, 2nd, Faith)

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE:  You are invited to attend an open house for Jan Blunck and Larry Eggink today, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the commons area at PCHS.  We will celebrate Jan’s 27 total years of teaching, all at PCHS, and Larry’s 30 years at PCHS and total of 43 career teaching years as they retire this year.

MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES:

Softball Memorial Day Breakfast:  Help support Pella Christian Softball by attending a breakfast May 28 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at the Pella Christian High Cafeteria.  Free-will donation.

Rain or Shine, see you at the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on May 28 from 7:00-10:00 a.m., First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.  Meal includes pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, fruit cup and drink.  Event sponsored by the IGNITE Youth Group.  A freewill offering will be taken.

Please join us on Memorial Day from 7:00-10:00 a.m., at Sully Christian School for the Cadet Pancake Breakfast, serving scrambled eggs, sausage, blueberry and regular pancakes and toppings.  Freewill offering for the Sully Cadet Club.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery on May 28 at 9:00 a.m.  Speaker will be Senator Ken Rozenboom.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  Homemade cinnamon rolls, juice, and coffee will be served after the 30-minute service.  In case of inclement weather, location will be the Peoria Gym.

COME “BLAZE THE TRAILS” with Lake View Camp on Saturday, June 2, and help raise funds to send kids to camp this summer!  The morning will include a 5K Run/Walk; 5K Adventure Run with challenges, obstacles, and MUD; and a free mini-adventure run for kids.  Fun for the whole family!  Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Christian Opportunity Center’s Golf Classic will be Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/

The Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing will be Saturday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pella Christian High Vermeer Auditorium.   Join us for this non-denominational, intergenerational time of singing traditional hymns of the faith.  There will be a free will offering to cover expenses.  If you want to be part of the mass choir, contact Carol Houk at cardonhouk@mahaska.org or Christy Van Zee at vanzeejc@gmail.com or 628-1068.  The choir will practice at 5:00 p.m. prior to the hymn sing.

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED:  Pella Christian Grade School has several bus driver openings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  Please contact Chris Fynaardt at fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

PCGS CUSTODIAN POSITION:   Pella Christian Grade School is seeking a part-time custodian for three hours a day.  This position will work three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

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

CALL FOR CAMPERS:  Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is July 23-27 at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa.  All graduates of grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend.  Registration forms and information are on the bulletin board downstairs.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Huyser May-June Prayer Letter
  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Mobility Worldwide (PET) newsletter

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Patience – How can we cultivate the spiritual gift of patience in a society that prefers immediate gratification?  Join Groundwork in studying Romans 2:1-4 and Colossians 3:1-13 as we seek to understand and cultivate the fruit of patience in our own lives.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: A Very Good Day – Grandpa and Liz follow treasure hunt clues left behind by a childhood friend of Grandpa.  What’s the next clue?  What’s the treasure hidden somewhere in Terrene?  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

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

May 20, 2018

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 20, 2018   Pentecost   9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………….. Living Hope………………………………. by Praise Band

Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………………………. Pastor Jack

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

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

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

* I Saw the Light / I’ll Fly Away……………………………………………………………………………….

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

Baptism of Rhett Joseph Nieuwsma…………………………………………………………………………….

The Sacrament ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Vocal Solo………………. A Mother’s/Father’s Prayer…………………………………………………

Congregational Prayer………………………………………………………………. Elder Glenn Matherly

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

Offertory:  Holy Spirit

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………. Acts 2:1-21

Pew Bibles – page 1692

Sermon………. “The Power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Changes Things!”

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

Sing………………………………………. Spirit of the Living God……………….. Celebration #389:1

*Sing…………………………………. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid……………….. Psalter #393:1, 2

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

*Sing…………………………………. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid…………………… Psalter #393:3

*Postlude……………………………………. “Spirit” Medley……………………………………………………

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries
De Vries Family Praise Band:  Dennis, Randy, Colby – Vocalists;
Colby – Guitarist; Jodi – Keyboardist
Vocal Soloist:  Levi Nieuwsma; Guitarist: Jon Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 27: Christian Education Fund; June 3:  Rehoboth Christian School; June 10:  Hope Ministries; June 17:  Habitat for Humanity; June 24:  Bible League International

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Judy Van Zee, Emily Boender, Adalynn Van Arendonk; May 27: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Kim Roose, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya; May 27:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Al and Joyce Boender; South Doors: Larry and Janice Van Weelden

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

Today: Joyce Vander Molen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; – Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; May 27:  Paula Klyn – C,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C,J; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; May 27: Gary Vander Molen

JUNE USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jon Golliet, Les Nieuwsma; North Side:  Ron Branderhorst; South Side:  Jason Zylstra

Attention June 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 the family of Dennis and Bev De Vries as they lead our singing.

This morning the congregation is blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Rhett Joseph Nieuwsma, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma and brother of Liam and Jack.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

The children will be invited to the front for the baptism.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship with First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Lord’s Day 7.  Offering –  Bethany Christian Services.

NEXT SUNDAY: The Mission/Outreach Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on May 27.

At 6:00 p.m. we will worship with First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC. Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 46.  Offering – Families First of Pella.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Tom De Vries who will celebrate his 91st birthday on May 26, and to Bette Kelderman who will celebrate her 81st birthday on May 27, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

We express our congratulations and best wishes to the young people of our congregation who are graduating this year.  May the Lord richly bless each of you as you continue your education or pursue your vocation. They are:

Grade School:  Drew Geetings, Nia Hoekstra, Carter Vos, Riley Zylstra
High School:  Grace Bokhoven, Abbi Gosselink
College:  Justin Boot from Iowa State University

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.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on May 21.

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

TUESDAY:  The Pella Christian Grade School Society meeting will be held on May 22 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be preceding the middle school choir concert that will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The annual meeting will include a 2017-2018 year in review, recognition of staff members reaching an employment milestone and recognizing staff who are leaving the system, approval of the 2018-2019 general budget and election of board members to fill five positions on the school board.   Information regarding the board nominees can be viewed at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9nu8hcw

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

Men’s Ensemble Rehearsal for May 27, 8:00-8:30 p.m.  All men are invited to join us!

Latino Feast 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  Menu:  a chicken-rice hot dish (arroz a la valenciana), rice and beans (gallo pinto), corn, cookies and ice cream. Free-will donation.  All proceeds will support the work of Faith Church’s sister churches in Chinandega, Nicaragua.

FRIDAY:  Everyone is invited to join the PCGS Class of 2018 eighth grade for the graduation ceremony on May 25 at 5:45 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in the Vermeer Auditorium at Pella Christian High School.  Sarah Gritters and Caleb Belzer will be the eighth grade class speakers.  Rev. Douglas Barnes will address the eighth grade students.  His message is entitled “Leading the Saints in Serving the Lord.”  Forty graduates will be recognized.  Eighth grade class of 2018 has selected the class verse of 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

FRUIT OF THE SOIL:  Things are starting to grow!  There will be rhubarb again this week.  Check the table downstairs or let me know if you want some. – Rob Rus

SERMONS BY PASTOR JACK coming up:

May 27:  God Speaks Through Nature:  Are We Listening?
June 3:    How Does It Work to Be a Friend of Sinners?

MEN:  Any men interested in singing in a Men’s Ensemble for next Sunday are invited to practice with us this Wednesday, 8:00-8:30 p.m.

ANOTHER SINGING OPPORTUNITY:  Singers are invited to join in a Choir (with singers from 1st and Faith CRC’s) on June 24, for our 6:00 p.m. joint worship service, held in our sanctuary.  Come to our rehearsal on Sunday, June 10, at 5:10 p.m.!

P.E.T. BUILD DAYS:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, or on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build days.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

FROM THE DEACONS:  The deacons would like to thank the congregation for their support of the Christian Education Fund.  May 27 will be the last Sunday to contribute to the fund for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  At this point, it looks as if we are on track to meet the goal of contributing $1,000.00 towards each student’s Christian school tuition.  Thanks!

FATHER’S DAY MUSIC:  Any fathers and their family members are welcome to use their musical talents in worship on Father’s Day, June 17.  Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Retirement Open House:  You are invited to attend an open house for Jan Blunck and Larry Eggink on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the commons area at PCHS.  We will celebrate Jan’s 27 total years of teaching, all at PCHS, and Larry’s 30 years at PCHS and total of 43 career teaching years as they retire this year.

Softball Memorial Day Breakfast:  Help support Pella Christian Softball by attending a breakfast May 28 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at the Pella Christian High Cafeteria.  Free will donation.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, May 28, from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.  The meal includes pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, fruit cup and drink, sponsored by the IGNITE Youth Group.  A freewill offering will be taken to help fund the IGNITE youth Group who is looking forward to a June trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with World Renew Disaster Response Services to address flood damage from March 2016, as well as the tornado in January 2017.

Please join us on Memorial Day from 7:00-10:00 a.m., at Sully Christian School for the Cadet Pancake Breakfast, serving scrambled eggs, sausage, blueberry and regular pancakes and toppings.  Freewill offering for the Sully Cadet Club.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery on Monday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m.  Speaker will be Senator Ken Rozenboom.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  Homemade cinnamon rolls, juice, and coffee will be served after the 30-minute service.  In case of inclement weather, location will be the Peoria Gym.

Christian Opportunity Center’s Golf Classic will be Friday, June 8 (12 p.m.) at Bos Landen Golf Club.  Register online at http://christianopportunity.org/giving/golf-classic/

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED:  Pella Christian Grade School has several bus driver openings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  Please contact Chris Fynaardt at fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

PCGS CUSTODIAN POSITION:   Pella Christian Grade School is seeking a part-time custodian for three hours a day.  This position will work three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS CHALLENGE:  Pella Christian Grade School has a challenge for new gifts to be given toward the Soaring to New Heights fundraising project.  Any new gifts given between now and the last day of school on May 25 will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.  Please fill out and turn in a donation form to have your new donation matched. With roughly $10.9 million pledged to our campaign, we’re only $100,000 away from completing phase three of the project. This is an amazing opportunity for us to close out phase three, and get a huge jump-start on phase four, the final phase of the building project.  Thank you to the over six hundred fifty 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 challenge. Please also consider connecting with others to share the mission of Pella Christian Grade School and this amazing opportunity.

LAKE VIEW CAMP PRAYER SERVICE:  Everyone is invited to Lake View Camp  today, May 20, at 3:30 p.m. for a special service led by Joe Brummel to pray for the summer camping season as well as the work beginning on the new camp facilities. The camp will open at 2:00 p.m. for those who would like to explore the camp property or take a tour. Refreshments provided by Oskaloosa 1st CRC will be offered following the service as well as more property tours. This will be held outdoors so bring a lawn chair for seating. E-mail lakeview@lakeviewconference.com or call 628-2160 with questions!

CALL FOR CAMPERS:  Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is July 23-27 at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa.  All graduates of grades 6-212 are encouraged to attend.  Registration forms and information are on the bulletin board downstairs.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • May Council Report
  • April Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Peace – In a world where conflict and strife are common daily experiences, how do we experience true peace?  What does it look or feel like?  Join Groundwork in studying Philippians 4:4-9 to discern what it means to be a person who bears the spiritual fruit of peace. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Cheer Up Chamy – When the news of Chamy’s parents’ divorce gets out, Liz and gang mobilize Operation Cheer Up Chamy! Which KC character finds the best way to cheer Chamy Up? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

May 13, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 13, 2018 9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………. Rejoice, the Lord Is King………… Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Praise You, I Will Praise You!

Call to Worship………………………….. Antiphonal Praise……………………………….. Vocal Duet

Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………………………. Pastor Jack

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

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

* Praise the King……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

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

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………. Bethany Christian Services

Offertory:  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Song……………………………………………….. Thy Word………………………………………. Vocal Trio

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 27
Pew Bibles – page 864

Sermon…………………… “The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation”……………………………….

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

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

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

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Vocal Duet: Judy Van Zee and her daughter-in-law Sarah Van Zee
Trumpeter: Robert Rus
Vocal Trio:  Carolyn Harthoorn, her daughter-in-law Chelsea Nunnikhoven, and Chelsea’s daughter Alexis Nunnikhoven

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 20:  Resonate Global Mission; May 27: Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, Sharon Walker, Lexie Matherly; May 20:  (A.M.) April Nieuwsma, Emily Boender, Adalynn Van Arendonk

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; North Doors: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; South Doors: Jacob & Regina Vaverka; May 20:  East Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; North Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; South Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya

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

Today: Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; May 20:  Joyce Vander Molen – C,J; Arlys Veenstra -= C,J,S; – Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Brian Van Kooten; May 20:  Ken Van Woerkom

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

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

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

Council wants everyone to take time to celebrate Mother’s Day and will not have a Council Chat this week.  There will be one after the service next week, May 20.

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 any other needs.  If not able to do so, you may put your prayer request in the box on the back table.  God loves to hear His children pray.

You are invited to attend a Harp Gathering featuring eight harpists in the Gathering Space of Second Reformed Church today at 3:00 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will be preaching on Lord’s Day 5 & 6, Jesus: The Perfect Mediator.  The offering is for GEMS International.

NEXT SUNDAY: Pastor Jack will be preaching on “The Power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Changes Things!

Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Rhett Joseph Nieuwsma, son of Levi and April Nieuwsma.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will be preaching.  The offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Bill Stursma who will celebrate his 89th birthday on May 15 and pray for God’s continued blessings

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

TUESDAY:  The annual Pella Christian High instrumental Pops Concert will be held on May 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  This year, the band will be performing several favorites, including “Hollywood Milestones” and “Bugs Bunny’s Greatest Hits” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

SATURDAY:  The Pella Christian High 78th Annual Commencement Exercises will take place on May 19, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS gymnasium.  The address will be given by Mrs. Lois Vermeer, and the 2018 class representative will be Mara Juffer.

ENJOY SINGING?  If you feel a “nudge” to sing in the Adult Choir, please join us this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries or any choir member if you need a little encouragement!

THANK YOU:  Pastor Jack and Karen want to thank all involved in supplying all we need in the parsonage.  It’s very comfortable and bright.  We realize most of it was here for the previous pastor and wife but we just wanted to thank you.

THANK YOU to the volunteers who parked cars over Tulip Time at Pella II, and for those who utilized the reserved and grass parking spots for an excellent missions fundraiser.

UPDATE FROM THE COUNCIL:  On April 9, there was a special Congregational Meeting held with a vote regarding the sale of the church building and land associated with it. The vote passed. Because of this vote passing, another vote was held on April 30 regarding purchase of land for a new church location. The vote passed to purchase land at the end of West 12th Street in Pella (North of Recker Dental) to be used as the site for a new church.

COMMUNION DATE:  The date of our next celebration of Communion has been changed to June 10, instead of June 3.

FROM COUNCIL:

At their requests, the memberships of Mike and Susan, Ian and Clare Vander Molen have been transferred to Third Reformed Church in Pella, the membership of Tom Van Woerkom has been transferred to Bethany Reformed Church in Des Moines, a statement of membership for Zach and Carissa, Hunter, Tyson and Kyndall Vander Linden has been sent to Federated Fellowship in Pella, and a statement of  membership for Lindsey (Pierson) Palmer has been sent to Trinity Church in Holdrege, Nebraska.  We wish them God’s richest blessings in their new church homes.

P.E.T. BUILD DAYS:  Please join us at PET Leighton on Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, or on Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for our annual PET build days.  There will be opportunities for painting, assembly, packaging or woodworking for all ages.  Feel free to come and go as you please. A sign-up sheet is on the table downstairs. We look forward to seeing you there as we help give the gift of mobility!

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:

Latino Feast Wednesday May 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  Menu:  a chicken-rice hot dish (arroz a la valenciana), rice and beans (gallo pinto), corn, cookies and ice cream. Free-will donation.  All proceeds will support the work of Faith Church’s sister churches in Chinandega, Nicaragua.

The Pella Christian Grade School Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This meeting will be preceding the middle school choir concert that will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The annual meeting will include a 2017-2018 year in review, recognition of staff members reaching an employment milestone and recognizing staff who are leaving the system, approval of the 2018-2019 general budget and election of board members to fill five positions on the school board.   Information regarding the board nominees can be viewed at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9nu8hcw

Pella Christian Grade School Graduation: Everyone is invited to join the Class of 2018 eighth grade for the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 25 at 5:45 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in the Vermeer Auditorium at Pella Christian High School.  Sarah Gritters and Caleb Belzer will be the eighth grade class speakers.  Rev. Douglas Barnes will address the eighth grade students.  His message is entitled “Leading the Saints in Serving the Lord.”  Forty graduates will be recognized.  Eighth grade class of 2018 has selected the class verse of 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Retirement Open House:  You are invited to attend an open house for Jan Blunck and Larry Eggink on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the commons area at PCHS.  We will celebrate Jan’s 27 total years of teaching, all at PCHS, and Larry’s 30 years at PCHS and total of 43 career teaching years as they retire this year.

You are invited to a Memorial Day Service at the Peoria Cemetery on Monday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m.  Speaker will be Senator Ken Rozenboom.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  Homemade cinnamon rolls, juice, and coffee will be served after the 30-minute service.  In case of inclement weather, location will be the Peoria Gym.

Come “Blaze the Trails” with Lake View Camp on Saturday, June 2, and help raise funds to send kids to camp this summer!  The morning will include a 5K Run/Walk; 5K Adventure Run with challenges, obstacles, and MUD; and a free mini-adventure run for kids.  Fun for the whole family!  Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED:  Pella Christian Grade School has several bus driver openings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.  Please contact Chris Fynaardt at fynaardtch@pellachristian.net for more information.

PCGS CUSTODIAN POSITION:   Pella Christian Grade School is seeking a part-time custodian for three hours a day.  This position will work three hours each evening or morning following a school day.  There are no additional responsibilities during summer breaks or days that school is not in session.  The candidate will work under the supervision of PCGS custodian, Kevin Stursma.  The candidate can choose the three-hour window in between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

PCHS CUSTODIAN POSITION:  Pella Christian High School is currently searching for a morning custodian for 4-5 hours per day.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 628-4440 or vankootend@pceagles.org for more information.

SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS CHALLENGE:  Pella Christian Grade School has a challenge for new gifts to be given toward the Soaring to New Heights fundraising project.  Any new gifts given between now and the last day of school on May 25 will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.  Please fill out and turn in a donation form to have your new donation matched. With roughly $10.9 million pledged to our campaign, we’re only $100,000 away from completing phase three of the project. This is an amazing opportunity for us to close out phase three, and get a huge jump-start on phase four, the final phase of the building project.  Thank you to the over six hundred fifty 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 challenge. Please also consider connecting with others to share the mission of Pella Christian Grade School and this amazing opportunity.

LAKE VIEW CAMP PRAYER SERVICE:  Everyone is invited to Lake View Camp on Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m. for a special service led by Joe Brummel to pray for the summer camping season as well as the work beginning on the new camp facilities. The camp will open at 2:00 p.m. for those who would like to explore the camp property or take a tour. Refreshments provided by Oskaloosa 1st CRC will be offered following the service as well as more property tours. This will be held outdoors so bring a lawn chair for seating. E-mail lakeview@lakeviewconference.com or call 628-2160 with questions!

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Joy – In light of the sadness and tragedy in our world, being joyful can seem challenging, if not impossible.  Join Groundwork as we study 1 Peter 1:3-9 to discover where true joy is found and how Christians can experience this fruit of the Spirit in daily life.   Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Chamy’s Catastrophe – Chamy’s parents’ divorce is final on Friday.  Chamy doesn’t believe it – surely there’s something that she can do to bring her parents back together!   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC sketchbook at www.kidscorner.net.

May 6, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 6, 2018 9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………………. Come to Jesus…………………………………………………….

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

(Songs are in memory of Melissa’s longtime friend, Kristi Tighe,)

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

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

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

* All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name……………………………………………….. Celebration #43

vs. 1: Duet – in Dutch; 1, 3: All

* To God Be the Glory……………………………………………………………. Celebration #147:1-3

Congregational Prayer………………………………………………………………. Elder Glenn Matherly

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

Scripture Reading…………………………………………………………………………….. 1 Corinthians 13……

Pew Bibles – page 1786

Sermon……………… “Agape Love: Without Agape We Are Nothing!…………………………

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

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

Offertory Duet:  Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

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

*Sing………………………………………… Glorify Your Name………………………………………………………..

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

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Melissa Geetings
Duet: Wes & Arlys Veenstra; Pianist: Barbara Boertje DeVries

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 13:  Bethany Christian Services; May 20:  Resonate Global Mission; May 27: Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Judy Van Zee, Nathaniel Veenstra; May 13:  (A.M.) Arlys Veenstra, Sharon Walker, Lexie Matherly

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Tom and Viola De Vries; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries; May 13:  East Doors:  Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; North Doors: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; South Doors: Jacob & Regina Vaverka

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

Today: Katie Magnussen – C,J; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; May 13:  Anne Bokhoven – C,J,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Calvin Van Haaften; May 13:  Brian Van Kooten

MAY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Mae Vander Wiel, John Van Woerkom

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Lawrence Vander Molen, Larry Van Weelden

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Ken Van Gent, Pearl Van Waardhuizen

Justin Van Zee                          –     Ruth Van Hal, Jon Van Woerkom

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

We welcome Pastor Jack and Karen Vanden Heuvel as Pastor Jack begins serving as our interim minister!  His letter of introduction was in your mailbox last Sunday.

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

Our time of worship this morning was planned with the intention to finish in plenty of time for all to attend the 11:00 a.m. Community Thanksgiving and Praise service to mark the close of Tulip Time held at the Vermeer Global Pavilion.  Pella native Rev. Mark Vander Hart will be the main speaker.  Choirs from both schools will be participating.  Join us in seeking God and His glory!

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching on Lord’s Days 5 and 6.  The offering is for The Well.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will be preaching.  The offering will be for GEMS International.

You are invited to attend a Harp Gathering featuring eight harpists in the Gathering Space of Second Reformed Church on Sunday, May 13, 3:00 p.m.

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

The annual PCHS Spring Choir Concert will be held on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.

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:

Band Pops Concert – The annual instrumental Pops Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will need to reserve a table in advance or you may sit on the bleachers.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 11, at 9:00 a.m.  This year, the band will be performing several favorites, including “Hollywood Milestones” and “Bugs Bunny’s Greatest Hits” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

Pella Christian High Commencement:  The 78th Annual Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS gymnasium.  The address will be given by Mrs. Lois Vermeer, and the 2018 class representative will be Mara Juffer.

Latino Feast Wednesday May 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith CRC.  Menu:  a chicken-rice hot dish (arroz a la valenciana), rice and beans (gallo pinto), corn, cookies and ice cream. Free-will donation.  All proceeds will support the work of Faith Church’s sister churches in Chinandega, Nicaragua.

The Third Annual Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing will be Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.  in the Pella Christian High School Vermeer Auditorium. You are invited to join us for this non-denominational intergenerational time of singing the heartwarming traditional hymns of the faith, led by Mr. Tom Brown and a mass choir, which will include anyone who wants to sing along with some of our local Gospel singers.  Our pianist will be Mrs. Barbara Nunnikhoven.   A free-will offering will be received to cover expenses.  For additional information, or if you want to be part of the mass choir, contact Carol Houk at cardonhouk@mahaska.org or Christy Van Zee at vanzeejc@gmail.com or 628-1068.  The choir will practice at 5:00 p.m. on June 9.

THANK YOU from Pella Christian High School.  Our Spring Theatre Gala held April 21 was a fun-filled evening and the school is grateful to all those who attended and who generously donated to the cause of student assistance.  If you could not attend but would like to support our efforts to keep Christian Education affordable for all families, your gift would be most appreciated!  Just drop it off or mail to the school office at 300 Eagle Lane in Pella.

CUSTODIAN POSITION:  Pella Christian High School is currently searching for a morning custodian for 4-5 hours per day.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 628-4440 or vankootend@pceagles.org for more information.

BIBLES FOR MISSIONS:  Since January 2010 the volunteers at the Pella Bibles for Missions Thrift Center have provided funds for over 500,000 Bibles for Christians around the world.  Do you have a heart for the lost and for those longing to own their own Bible?  Are you willing to help the Thrift Center volunteers four hours a week, or every other week, sorting, cleaning, and displaying merchandise?  If so, please complete a volunteer application at the store at 2500 Fifield in west Pella.

BUY PLANTS, SUPPORT A MINISTRY:  Annuals, perennials, garden art, and potted flower arrangements for sale Friday, May 11, 4:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 599  228th Place, Pella, and 308 Vermeer Road E.  All proceeds for Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Christian Reformed Church.

KADENS KLOSET is a 100% volunteer and donation run not-for-profit organization that exists to provide services and necessities for foster and adoptive children, and families and children in need within our communities and beyond. First Reformed Church is having the first clothing drive for Kadens Kloset on Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; drop off at NE door.  Call 780-9402 or see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Fruit of Love – Most of us desire and long for love in our lives, not just a romantic love, but a satisfying love.  Join Groundwork as we study 1 John 4:7-11 to learn about a lasting love that satisfies our deepest needs, a fruit and gift of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Pat Answers – Chamy unveils her latest invention.  Introducing the Positronic Affirmation Transmitter!  Will it solve Chamy’s  latest problem?  And how exactly does it mess up Liz’s batting practice?  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 1!”  Can you figure out all eleven Kids Corner Bible puzzles?  Have fun as you learn about God’s big story!

NEW CATECHISM COURSE!  The Big Question – Looking for something new for youth group or catechism class?  The Big Question is getting rave reviews!  This informal four-session exploration of Q&A 1 is easy to lead and offers lots of activity options to choose from.  Published by Faith Formation Ministries under the Faith Alive imprint, it’s available now at FaithAliveResources.org. Check it out!

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE – (Oct. 4-16, 2018) Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul’s second and third missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological and cultural interest.  Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading Pauline scholar, hosts this inspirational tour.  For more information contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu.

SUMMER YOUTH CAMP IN HUNGRAY  Your presence can make a difference in the life of Hungarian church!  From June 15-30, help lead two one-week VBS-style youth camps in Hungary for kids.  Visit ResonateGlobalMission.org/HungaryCamp for more information or to apply.

April 29, 2018

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

Prelude………………………….. We Will Glorify / Holy, Holy, Holy……………………………………..

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………… Elder Glenn Matherly

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

*A Time of Praise………………………………………………… led by MOA Go Team Praise Band

* How Great Is Our God………………………………………………………………………………………….

* This Little Light of Mine / I’ll Fly Away………………………………………………………………….

* My Redeemer Lives……………………………………………………………………………………………….

Mission Moment………………………………………………………….. Majestic Outdoor Adventures

Jon & Glenda Van Woerkom, Nold Family

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………. Elder Jon Van Woerkom

Response, singing………….. How Great Is Our God (chorus 2x)

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………… Pella II Missions Fund

Offertory Anthem:  Amazing Grace

After the Choir Anthem, children 3 years-PreK are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ).

Scripture, read by Caleb Van Arendonk…………………………………………. 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Pew Bibles – page 1855

Sermon……………………………………… “Tools of Service”…………………………………………………

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

*Sing………………………………. Not What My Hands Have Done……………… Psalter #389:1-2

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

*Sing………………………………. Not What My Hands Have Done………………… Psalter #389:3……

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

Preacher:  Mr. Joel Vander Molen; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Adult Choir; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 6:  General Fund; May 13:  Bethany Christian Services; May 20:  Resonate Global Mission; May 27: Christian Education Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Kala Talsma, Sharesa Van Arendonk, Kaden Van Wyngarden; May 6:  (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Judy Van Zee, Nathaniel Veenstra

C4C LEADERSToday:  Melissa Tukker, Ethan Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Gerrit and Shirley Van Hal; North Doors: John and Louise Van Woerkom; South Doors: Ron and Laura Branderhorst; May 6:  East Doors: Jeff and Teri Van Kooten; North Doors: Tom and Viola De Vries; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today:     Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; May 6:  Katie Magnussen – C,J; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jason Van Arendonk; May 6:  Calvin Van Haaften

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.

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

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.  Today is the last scheduled church school session for this season.  Children will go directly to their classrooms today (no singing), and then classes are encouraged to attend the MOA presentation.  Please take some time to thank your child(ren)’s church school teacher as they have given of their time and invested in the spiritual growth of our church’s youth.

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 will also share in the presentation and update us on their ministry.

At 6:00 p.m. 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.  The offering will be for Back to God Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel will begin as our interim minister next Sunday.  See his letter of introduction in your mailbox today.

Following our worship service next Sunday, you are invited to attend the 11:00 a.m. community Thanksgiving and Praise Service in the Vermeer Global Pavilion. Pella native Rev. Mark Vander Hart will be the main speaker.  Choirs from both schools will be participating.  Join us in seeking God and His glory!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will be preaching.  The offering will be for The Well.

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

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.  Absentee ballots won’t be accepted for this vote.

PELLA II SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:  We have the opportunity to serve as a church team on May 11 and 12 in the Well Transform Event.  This is a great chance to reach out to the community as Pella II.  Projects include yard clean-up, construction, painting, and landscaping.  We have many spots to fill on our teamThe deadline for sign-up is today, April 29.  T-shirts will be provided if you sign up soon. Sign-up sheet is available on the table downstairs.  Contact Lois Slings (lslings@msn.com or 641-629-1259) with questions. – Pella II Missions Outreach

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!

CHOIR REHEARSALS: Children’s Choir’s next rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Adult Choir’s next rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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, view it at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pGOy535P975gt_NF5ptCjcK4oTHAco-I/view

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@gmail.com or access the signup genius link on the school website home page at www.pceagles.org.

YOU’RE INVITED:  The Eagle Boosters of Pella Christian High School invites you to stop by their concession stand during Tulip Time located at its usual spot (E. 1st & Franklin) for some great food including Dutch spiced beef, Pella bologna, walking tacos, cotton candy, snow cones and an assortment of drinks.  We promise to satisfy your appetite and thirst while you support PCHS!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Spring Choir Concert – The annual Spring Choir Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.

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. Both 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.

Band Pops Concert – The annual instrumental Pops Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will need to reserve a table in advance or you may sit on the bleachers.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 11, at 9:00 a.m.  This year, the band will be performing several favorites, including “Hollywood Milestones” and “Bugs Bunny’s Greatest Hits” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

Come “Blaze the Trails” with Lake View Camp on Saturday, June 2, and help raise funds to send kids to camp this summer!  The morning will include a 5K Run/Walk; 5K Adventure Run with challenges, obstacles, and MUD; and a free mini-adventure run for kids.  Fun for the whole family!  Registration and more information available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

The 3rd Annual Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing – sing the heartwarming traditional hymns of the faith on June 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pella Christian High School Vermeer Auditorium.  If you want to sing in the choir, practice will be at 5:00 p.m. on June 9.

FROM THE Le MAHIEU’S:  “Dear  Pella II – We are so grateful for your recent gift and your faithful support for our family as we get closer to returning to Papua New Guinea.  Your partnership has been a great encouragement to us.  We are thankful that the Lord has been good in providing everything we need to enable us to serve the people of PNG.  Your prayers are requested for safe travel and quick transitions as we return to our roles teaching at Ukarumpa International School and working with the Bau people.  You are in our prayers as well.  Serving our Savior, Doug and Benita Le Mahieu”

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.

CUSTODIAN POSITION:  Pella Christian High School is currently searching for a morning custodian for 4-5 hours per day.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at 628-4440 or vankootend@pceagles.org for more information.

BIBLES FOR MISSIONS:  Since January 2010 the volunteers at the Pella Bibles for Missions Thrift Center have provided funds for over 500,000 Bibles for Christians around the world.  Do you have a heart for the lost and for those longing to own their own Bible?  Are you willing to help the Thrift Center volunteers four hours a week, or every other week, sorting, cleaning, and displaying merchandise?  If so, please complete a volunteer application at the store at 2500 Fifield in west Pella.

LAKE VIEW CAMP: It’s not too late to sign up your kids for various summer camps.   Send your child on a great summer adventure where they will swim, fish, canoe, hike, and play crazy games — all while growing deeper in their faith. Take advantage of the early bird price discount and register before May 1! See bulletin board downstairs or go to www.lakeviewconference.com. for more information and registration.

BUY PLANTS, SUPPORT A MINISTRY:  Annuals, perennials, garden art, and potted flower arrangements for sale Friday, May 11, 4:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 599  228th Place, Pella, and 308 Vermeer Road E.  All proceeds for Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Christian Reformed Church.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:   (Extra copies are on the table in the narthex.)

  • Introduction Letter from Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
  • Pella II Newsletter
  • The Reporter, from PCHS
  • Le Mahieu letter
  • Areopagus, Iowa State Campus Ministry newsletter

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

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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

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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