September 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  All Creatures of Our God and King

The children are invited to the front during the offertory.

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

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

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

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

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

“God’s People” Series – Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford;  Organist: Joyce Boender

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY:  Perk Up will not meet on Labor Day.

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

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

College Planning Night – On Monday, September 10, parents of juniors and seniors at Pella Christian High School are invited to a presentation and question/answer session about navigating the college admission and financial aid process.  This information will be especially valuable for parents who have had no experience with the process previously.  We will meet in the school library at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

August 26, 2018

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

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

It Is Well with My Soul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  Allegretto – Clarinet Trio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

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

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

Thanks Be to Thee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  Nearer, Still Nearer – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES:

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

August 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  God Will Make a Way

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

Pew Bibles – page 331

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

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

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

Installation of Pastor Paul L. Bradford

Announcement

Introduction

Instruction

Questions for Pastor Paul Bradford

*Questions for the Congregation of Second Christian Reformed Church

Dear congregation of Christ:

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

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

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

Congregation, what is your answer?

We do, God helping us.

Prayer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

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

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

I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  Be Still, My Soul

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

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

Pew Bibles – page 848

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders

Vocalists:  Wes & Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Van Zee

Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

 

* = Please stand if able.

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

August 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: Thy Word

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

1 – Trio; vs. 1, 2 – Congregation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

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

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

I Love You, Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  You Are My All in All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Vander Molen; August 19:  Jason Van Arendonk

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

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

Joel Vander Molen will be preaching this morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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

August 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  Nearer, My God, to Thee

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

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

Text: Philippians 3:7

Pew Bibles – page 1828

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

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

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

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

Declaration of God’s Invitation and Promises

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

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

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

Preparing the Bread and Cup

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

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

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

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

Communion

Invitation

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

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

The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Communion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Leona Nunnikhoven, Rob Rus

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Gary Kuiper, Dorothy Rus

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Brent Pierson, Bob Spencer

Justin Van Zee                          –     On Home Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Consoling the Suffering – Sometimes our attempts to console suffering friends and loved ones with biblical truths do more harm than good.  Join Groundwork in studying Job 32-34 to discover where we might run into trouble, how we can more faithfully represent God, and more lovingly comfort the suffering.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Nice Lizards Finish Last – Liz and Scooter are chosen last for the recess baseball team and Liz is furious.  So he starts his own club, which causes Skink to think he is trying to rival the Iguanas — until he finds out it’s a chess club.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  At www.kidscorner.net, download the new free resource Power Tools:  Taking a Stand Against Bullying.

July 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: How Great Thou Art – Rob Rus, Trumpet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interim Pastor:  Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Organist: Joyce Boender

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

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

July 22, 2018

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

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

Exaltation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: There Is a Savior

The children are invited to the front during the Offertory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PASTOR JACK’S SERMON NEXT SUNDAY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • June Financial Report
  • Building Finance Update

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

July 15, 2018

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

Prelude……………………………. Rhapsody on Children’s Hymns………………………………………..

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

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

*Affirmation of Faith – Apostles’ Creed………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise………………………………………………………………….. led by Vocal Ensemble

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

*Lord, I Need You……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Congregational Prayer……………………………………………………………….. Elder Ryan Hoekstra

Giving Our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………. Pella Food Shelf

Offertory: Spirit of the Living God / Spirit Presence – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Song……………………………… Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor……………. Vocal Ensemble……

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………….. Job 1:1-22, 2:1-10
Pew Bibles – page 788

Sermon……………………………….. “Dealing With Suffering”……………………………………………

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

*Sing……………………………………… He Will Hold Me Fast……………………………………………….

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

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

*Postlude……………………………………… Trumpet Tune…………………………………………………….

Interim Pastor:  Jack Vanden Heuvel;  Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Vocal Ensemble:  Kurt & Emily Boender, Calvin & Stephanie Roose,
Will & Taylor Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Kim Vander Molen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden; July 22:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; July 22:  East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; South Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos

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

Today: Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; July 22:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J.S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; July 22:  Gary Vander Molen

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

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 139. The offering will be for The Gideons.

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

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Darrell and Bonnie Boot, on the death of Bonnie’s father, John Klyn, and a brother(in-law) to Sylvia Langstraat, Ray & Lois Klyn, Marion & Glenda Klyn, Syd and Mary Klyn, Les & Linda Klyn and Dorothy Rus.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

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

WEDNESDAY: Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on July 18 at Calvary CRC to show appreciation to those who have helped at Cary Christian Center and to give you more information about what is happening there.  We hope to see you there.

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

PASTOR JACK’S UPCOMING SERMONS:

July 22 – Eagle’s Wings; Isaiah 40:11-17, 25-31
July 29 – Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, Agape, and of Self Control; 1 Timothy 1:7

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

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

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school in August. Would you be able to help by purchasing one or more of the items needed and bring them to church by July 29?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  It’s time to update our church photo directory again.  We will be adding updated photos and information to the current 3-ring binder directory.  If you want to update your photo and/or your information, this is your chance. You may submit your own photo or we will take it for you.  Melissa Tukker will be taking photos after church on July 22 and August 5.  You can sign up on the list in the narthex or the basement.  If you want to submit a photo, you can email it to bpierson@iowatelecom.net.  If it is a professional photo, please include permission from the photographer. If you want to update your information you can email it to the same address or there are forms in the basement and narthex.  If you don’t want to update your photo or information, that’s fine – what is currently in the book will remain there.  If you have questions, please talk to Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

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 final shipment of blueberries will be delivered on Saturday, July 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 16.  Order forms are on the table in the narthex and downstairs, on 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!

THANK YOU:  “Second CRC Congregation – Our thanks to all of you — for the substantial financial gift of $20,500, words of encouragement, the organization of the auction, the auction items and big BUILDS, the lunch and refreshments provided on the day of the build and the hands that provided labor on June 2 and 8.  We so appreciate your interest and servant hearts for the Mobility project ministry.  Stories of hardship are changing into stories of hope because of your generosity.  The transformation is enormous and we are grateful that you have partnered with us to give God’s people mobility” – Mobility Worldwide-Leighton Board of Directors

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Society Meeting for Peoria Christian School will be at Peoria CRC Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will follow the meeting at the Peoria Christian School.

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • July Council Report

July 8, 2018

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

Prelude………………………… Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing……………………………………

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

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

Choral Introit……………….. Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing………………… Adult Choir……

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………………………… We Believe………………………….. led by Praise Band

Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Introduction of Pastor Paul Bradford……………… Council President, Will Van Wyngarden

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Exodus 3:11-15
Pew Bibles – page 90

Sermon……………………………………… The Great “I Am”…………………. Pastor Paul Bradford

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

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

Offertory:  Congregation singing The Love of God            Celebration #157

1 Solo; vs 2, *3 – All

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

*Sing…………………………………… The Love of God (chorus)…………………. Celebration #157……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Liturgist: Interim Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel
Organist: Melissa Geetings
Adult Choir:  Phyllis De Vries, Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director
Instrumental Ensemble:  Rob Rus, Will Vande Voort – Trumpet;
Rob Schreur – Alto Saxophone; Nia Hoekstra – Bass Clarinet;
Kaden Van Wyngarden- Trombone

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSJuly 15:  Pella Food Shelf; July 22:  General Fund; July 29:  Joshua Christian Academy

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Alexis Vos;  July 15:  (A.M.) Kim Vander Molen, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Dena and Anne Bokhoven; July 15:  East Doors: Will and Allison Van Wyngarden; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink

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

Today: Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; July 15:  Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Brian Van Kooten; July 15:  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.

Today we welcome Pastor Paul Bradford to be part of our service and bring the Word of God.  Pastor Paul has been evaluated by our search committee and, as the next step in the evaluation process, invited to preach.  Pastor Paul and his wife Tammy will join us downstairs for fellowship and special Cranberry Stone goodies after the service.  If you have questions about him and his ministry, utilize this time to ask questions.  There is also a handout in your mailbox with information about him.

A Bit About Pastor Paul Bradford

Pastor Paul Bradford was born in Texas and was raised in Oklahoma. His father, Brick Bradford, was a Presbyterian Minister who founded the Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International, an organization working for renewal in lives and congregations in the reformed traditions. In his younger years, Paul often traveled with his dad and family across America. They attended numerous churches representing dozens of denominations. This gave Paul an appreciation for the larger body of Christ and a passion for the unity of believers. Paul made a personal commitment to Christ at a young age.

Paul received his Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from King’s University in Van Nuys, California. He has planted two churches and has served in two established congregations. Paul has spent most of his life and ministry years in Michigan. In ministry, Paul has a deep desire to teach the Bible in a clear, accurate and practical way that brings lasting life change. He also longs for people to know and receive the love and abundant life of Jesus, and to experience the fullness of God’s Spirit. He desires to be used of the Lord to lead and empower people to be effective in life and ministry. He deeply values prayer, God’s amazing grace, authenticity, truth, marriage and family.

Paul’s wife, Tammy, grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She went to Central Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Music Education with emphasis in Piano and Voice. She has taught choir and vocal music in public, charter, and private schools. She has also taught private piano and voice lessons to hundreds, and has been continually involved in church music and worship throughout her life. Paul and Tammy have four grown children, two daughters and a son who live in the Los Angeles area, and one son who lives in Western Michigan.

In addition to his passion for God and people, Paul enjoys his date night with his wonderful wife, time with his amazing kids, reading, learning, technology (anything made by Apple), good coffee, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, biking, and water sports.

TODAY (continued):

Council wants people to interact with Pastor Paul while he is here so there will be no Council Chat this week.  There will be a Council Report and a Council Chat next week, July 15.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 52.  The offering is for Lakeview Angel Tree Camp.  You are invited to stay and enjoy a Root Beer Float after the service.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday there will be a Council Chat at 11:00 a.m.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Jack will preach on Psalm 139. The offering will be for The Gideons.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “Brent, Lisa and Olivia would like to thank you all for the kind words, gifts, and meals you provided us after Olivia was born.  We surely are blessed to be a part of this church family; everyone is so thoughtful.  We can’t thank you enough!” – Brent, Lisa and Olivia Van Kooten

New Address:  Dan and Mary Brouwer, 5707 Sandalwood Court, Apt 3A, Kalamazoo, MI  49048

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

PASTOR JACK’S UPCOMING SERMONS:

July 15 – Dealing with Suffering; The Book of Job
July 22 – Eagle’s Wings; Isaiah 40:11-17, 25-31
July 29 – Basic Balance: A Spirit of Power, Agape, and of Self Control; 1 Timothy 1:7

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

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

LAKE VIEW CAMP / ANGEL TREE needs our help again getting just a few supplies for filling some backpacks so they have enough for the summer. They are in need of 100 towels, 100 notebooks, and 100 bottles of shampoo. They currently have enough of the other supplies that we would normally purchase so they only need these 3 items.

On the table in the basement and the narthex are cards that you can pick up for these items. You are welcome to take one of each or as many as you would like to purchase of them. There are 100 of each so if the cards are all gone the need has been met.

The time frame is a little short again so could you please have the supplies back by next Sunday, July 15. If you have questions see or call Brent or Susan Pierson 641-780-3456.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Our church is again partnering with the Pella Food Shelf in providing school supplies for local children going back to school in August. Would you be able to help by purchasing one or more of the items needed and bring them to church by July 29?  Please check out the list on the table downstairs.

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

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  It’s time to update our church photo directory again.  We will be adding updated photos and information to the current 3-ring binder directory.  If you want to update your photo and/or your information, this is your chance.  You may submit your own photo or we will take it for you.  Melissa Tukker will be taking photos after church on July 22 and August 5.  You can sign up on the list in the narthex or the basement.  If you want to submit a photo, you can email it to bpierson@iowatelecom.net.  If it is a professional photo, please include permission from the photographer. If you want to update your information you can email it to the same address or there are forms in the basement and narthex.  If you don’t want to update your photo or information, that’s fine – what is currently in the book will remain there.  If you have questions, please talk to Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:  Pella Christian High School registration takes place in the school office this week.  You may register Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Registration hours will be extended Thursday the 12th, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Remote registration is available for those unable to register in person.  Log onto www.pceagles.org and the 2018/19 Registration Link to access information and download the Registration Form.  This form must be signed and received with payment in the school office or postmarked by July 12 to avoid the $50 late fee.

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 21, to Pella.  Have your orders in by July 16 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!

BABY SHOWER FOR PATHWAYS:  Life 107.1 will be hosting a drive-thru baby shower for Pathways of Pella on Thursday, July 12, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the First Reformed Church parking lot.  You won’t even have to get out of your car!  When you bring your donations, Life107.1 will also enter your name into a drawing for two tickets to see Casting Crowns and Matthew West at the State Fair.  Items needed are Diapers, size Newborn-5; Wipes; Gift Cards (WalMart); Toiletries (baby shampoo, lotion, diaper cream, etc.)  Great way to support Pathways of Pella in assisting those in need.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Society Meeting for Peoria Christian School will be at Peoria CRC Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration will follow the meeting at the Peoria Christian School.

Are you wondering what is going on at Cary Christian Center?  Why are the Cary trucks full and not getting to Cary?  Please reserve July 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a get-together to show appreciation to people who have helped with the Cary Ministry and to give you an update with what is happening at The Center.  We are excited to see you there.  More details next week – Stay tuned!

The Bible League Volunteers will host a retreat on September 13 at Calvary CRC.  Guest speaker Sherri Sechrist writes biblical fiction to remind women that 2000 years ago, our sisters in Christ agonized about families, friends, fear, and faith — the same stuff that makes us nuts today!  Ministry leader Israel Islas Lopez, worship leader Glenda Van Woerkom, and singer Larry Eggink will join us to provide a special day.

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:

  • Budget Report for January through June 2018
  • Peckham News Update

July 1, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
July 1, 2018                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. The Church’s One Foundation…………………………………………

Praise Ye the Triune God

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

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

*Song of Praise…………….. Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King………. led by Praise Band……

Ministry Moment…………………………………………………………………………………. Sarah Roelofs

Director of Chaplaincy and Care in the CRC

Congregational Prayer…………………………………………………………………. Elder Wes Veenstra

Vocal Solo…………………………………. Let Freedom Ring………………………………………………….

Prayer for Our Country……………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Sing……………………………………… America, the Beautiful…………. Celebration #799:1, 2, 4

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

Offertory: Let There Be Peace on Earth

*Response, singing…………….. Let There Be Peace on Earth………………………………………….

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Matthew 9:9-17
Pew Bibles – page 1509

Sermon…………………………… “New Wine in New Wineskins”……………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Joy to the World!…………………. Celebration #270:1, 2

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Joy to the World!…………………….. Celebration #270:4……

*Postlude……………………………………. Patriotic Medley…………………………………………………..

Interim Minister:  Pastor Jack Vanden Heuvel; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Soloist:  Lindsay Golliet; Guitarist: Jon Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Martha Uitermarkt, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen; July 8:  Sarah Christensen, Amy Bokhoven, Alexis Vos

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; South Doors: Kurt & Emily Boender; July 8:  East Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; North Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; South Doors: Dena and Anne Bokhoven

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

Today: Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C; July 8: Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Calvin Van Haaften; July 8: Brian Van Kooten

JULY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Jim Gosselink, Marion Klyn
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Dennis De Vries, Debra Klyn
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Tom De Vries, Sherwin Klyn
Justin Van Zee          –           Elmer Kloosterman, Ray Klyn

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.

CHOIR REHEARSAL THIS MORNING, 11:00-11:20, for all Adults interested in singing Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing in worship next Sunday, July 8.

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.

NEXT SUNDAY: At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at their church for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on Lord’s Day 52.  The offering is for Lakeview Angel Tree Camp.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Marion Klyn who will celebrate his 85th birthday on July 3 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you, Pella II, for cards received, phone calls, and well wishes for my 87th birthday.  To God be the glory!” – John Van Zee

The congregation congratulates Jordan and Annie (nee Matherly) Vande Kamp on their union in marriage yesterday, June 30.  May God guide and bless them in their lives together.

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.

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

LAKE VIEW CAMP / ANGEL TREE needs our help again getting just a few supplies for filling some backpacks so they have enough for the summer. They are in need of 100 towels, 100 notebooks, and 100 bottles of shampoo. They currently have enough of the other supplies that we would normally purchase so they only need these 3 items.

On the table in the basement and the narthex are cards that you can pick up for these items. You are welcome to take one of each or as many as you would like to purchase of them. There are 100 of each so if the cards are all gone the need has been met.

The time frame is a little short again so could you please have the supplies back in two weeks, by July 15th. If you have questions see or call Brent or Susan Pierson 641-780-3456.

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

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: It’s the final day of Gateway to Hope Garden Tour, with walk-throughs of four Pella area gardens and a tour of a Victorian Villa this afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Donations to the tour will fund Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith CRC.  Details are available at http://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 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!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Life 107.1 will be hosting a drive-thru baby shower for Pathways of Pella on July 12 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the First Reformed Church parking lot.  You won’t even have to get out of your car!  When you bring your donations, Life107.1 will also enter your name into a drawing for two tickets to see Casting Crowns and Matthew West at the State Fair.  Items needed are Diapers, size Newborn-5; Wipes; Gift Cards (WalMart); Toiletries (baby shampoo, lotion, diaper cream, etc.)  Great way to support Pathways of Pella in assisting those in need.

Attention All Young People!  In less than a month another exciting week at Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp begins!  Registrations should be sent to Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3626 Ontario Street, Ames, IA  50014 by July 16. Registration forms are on the bulletin board, or register online at their Facebook page, “Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp.  We have five days of fun and fellowship lined up for you and your friends this July 23-27.

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:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Fruit of Self Control – What is self-control and why is it considered a fruit of the Spirit?  Does it mean Christians should live boring, passion-less lives?  Join Groundwork in studying Titus 2:1-8, 11-14 as we seek to understand self-control, how God intends for us to cultivate it, and what it means for how we live in God’s good world.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Everything New – The kids rescue Jerry Sidler’s old barn from the wrecking ball and convert it into a clubhouse.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Get the KC Summer Fun Book at www.kidscorner.net.

A STUDY OF RUTH:  Groundwork is offering a new audio Bible study called “Ruth: Surprised by God’s Providence.”  Let the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz strengthen your faith to trust, obey, and actively receive God’s provision.  Sign up for weekly emails and get the Bible study free.  Visit groundworkonline.com/studyruth.