May 5, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 5, 2019                                                                                                                  9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………….. My Jesus, I Love Thee / I Love You, Lord…………………………………

God and God Alone

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………… Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love…………………………………

*Opening Prayer…………………………………………………………………………………. Sarah Van Zee

*Sing……………………………………….. Prayer of St. Patrick………………………………………………..

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

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

Offertory:  Congregation singing Ancient Words

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………………….. Psalm 1

Pew Bibles – page 843

Sermon…………………………. “Knowing God through Psalm 1”…………………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………. That Man Is Blest (Psalm 1)……………………. Psalter #1:1-4

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

*Sing…………………………………………. That Man Is Blest……………………………….. Psalter #1:5

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

Guest Preacher:  Mr. Al Bandstra; Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford
Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
May 5, 2019                        Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………….. Breathe on Me, Breath of God……. Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing: Several of Your Favorite Hymns………………………………………………………………………

* I Will Sing of My Redeemer………………………………………………….. Celebration #517:1-4

* ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus………………………………………….. Celebration #581:1, 2, 4

My Jesus, I Love Thee……………………………………………………………. Celebration #79:1-4

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

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

Offertory: I Will Sing of My Redeemer

*Singing Our Faith – “The Apostles’ Creed”      On back cover of Psalter, #2 (tune #277)

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Peter 4:12-19

Pew Bibles – page 1891

Sermon……………………….. “Fearlessly Marching into the Fire”……………………………………

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………. Restore in Us, O God…………………………………….. vs. 1-3

Restore in us, O God, the splendor of Your love.

Renew Your image in our hearts and all our sins remove.

O Spirit, wake in us the wonder of Your power.

From fruitless fear unfurl our lives like springtime bud and flower.

Bring us, O Christ, to share the fullness of Your joy.

Baptize us in the risen life that death cannot destroy!

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

*Sing………………………………………. Restore in Us, O God……………………………………….. vs. 4

Three-personed God, fulfill the promise of Your grace.

That we when all our searching ends may see You face to face!

Carl P. Daw Jr., Johann Martin Spiess / © Words: Hope Publ. Co. / CCLI#618659

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

Preacher: Pastor Brad Meinders; Liturgist: Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 12:  Bethany Christian Services; May 19:  General Fund; May 26:  World Renew

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Katie Magnussen, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra; May 12:  (A.M.) Judy Van Zee, Kala Talsma, Ethan Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Brent and Susan Pierson; North Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; South Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort; May 12:  East Doors: Ron and Laura Branderhorst; North Doors: Brian and Glenda Van Kooten; South Doors: Calvin and Mary Van Haaften

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

Today:  Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; May 12:  Joyce Boender – C; Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Van Kooten; May 12:  Sherwin Klyn

MAY MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Elizabeth Uitermarkt, Lawrence Vander Molen
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Jerry Uitermarkt, Joyce Vander Molen
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Mae Vander Wiel, Kathleen De Haan
Justin Van Zee                          –     Ed Uitermarkt, Marilyn Vander Molen

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

A special welcome to Mr. Al Bandstra as he brings God’s Word this morning.  “Mr. B.” taught 5th grade at Pella Christian Grade School for 25 years and has just returned from Korea where he taught and trained students for the past ten years.

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

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

At 11:00 a.m. the annual Tulip Time Worship Service will be held at the Pella Christian High School Auditorium.  Come hear the inspirational voices of both public and Christian school choirs along with a time of vibrant praise.  The speaker will be Kitty Kock, who has a compelling message that will inspire and encourage young and old alike. Kitty is a survivor of Japanese Internment Camps during World War II.  Be a part of the community of churches here in Pella as we celebrate God’s goodness together again this year!

Harp Gathering in Second Reformed Church’s Gathering Space today at 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome!

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 4:12-19.

NEXT SUNDAY:

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 5:1-7, Living and Leading From Below.

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

WEDNESDAY:  Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  New Choir members welcome!

The annual PCHS Spring Choir Concert will be held on May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.

THANK YOU:  Thank you from Pella Christian High School!  Our spring Gala, Hawaiian Heist event, was a fun-filled evening and the school is grateful to all those who supported the event by attending and with your generous contributions toward student assistance.  If you could not attend but would still like to support our efforts to keep Christian Education affordable for all families your gift would be most appreciated.  Checks can be dropped off in the school office or mailed to 300 Eagle Lane.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.    Psalm 150

The annual Pella Christian High instrumental Pops Concert will be held on Tuesday,  May 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will want to reserve a table in advance or you may sit on the bleachers.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m.  This year the band will be performing several favorites including “The Lion King” and “Frozen” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

The 79th Annual Commencement Exercises of Pella Christian High School will take place on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS gymnasium.  Pastor Doug Van Der Pol will give the address, and Parker Schnell is the 2019 class representative.

Marriage Night:  On Friday, May 31, you are invited to attend a Marriage Night simulcast at First CRC in Pella.  The simulcast includes Francis & Lisa Chan, Les & Leslie Parrott and comedian Michael Jr as speakers.  The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with check-in and a meal.  The three-hour simulcast will begin at 7:00 p.m.   The cost for this entire night is $15 per person.  For more information, feel free to contact us at firstcrc@iowatelecom.net or visit www.marriagenight.org to register.

TRAINING FOR MINISTRY? SEMINARY?  If you are discovering that God is calling you into full-time ministry, and seminary training is in your future, we want to make you aware that Classis Central Plains is willing to support you through that journey.  Through the Classical Ministry Leadership Team, we are able to support you by offering a financial scholarship, our prayer commitment and communications of encouragement throughout your training.  If you are interested in finding out more, please email Brad Meinders at pastormeinders@gmail.com.

LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Have you signed your kids up for camp yet?  It’s not too late!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight damps, work trips, and grandparent/grandchild camps.  Send your child on a great summer adventure where they will swim, fish, canoe, hike and play crazy games — all while growing deeper in their faith.  More information and online registration available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

FREEDOM HOUSE is showing the movie Gridshock, a documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.  Please join us for the movie May 8, 7:00 p.m., at Federated Fellowship in Pella.  A freewill offering will be taken to provide items needed for the home.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT: On Saturday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. there is an evangelism outreach, sponsored by Honeybee Ministries, at Caldwell Park Pavilion with free Country and Christian music.  Bring your own lawn chair.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • April Financial Report
  • Mobility Worldwide (PET) newsletter

 

CRC PRAYER AND NEWS ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Supremacy of Christ – We use a lot of phrases to describe Christ and his role:  firstborn of the dead, firstborn of all creation, reconciler, and head of the church.  Join the conversation on Colossians 1:18-20 to discover their origin and what they mean we believe about Jesus Christ. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: The Long Goodbye – How do people deal with loss?  The kids are saddened when a death occurs in the Terrene community.  At the same time, Lucille has to say goodbye to a favorite aunt who is going to do far-away missions.  How do you say goodbye? Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s Image Bearer Picture Frame Kit for a family activity today.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – An anonymous wise person said, “It is through repetition that possibility becomes ability.”  Making space for God in your family’s busy schedule can be hard.  But creating regular family faith habits and practices will have a life-changing impact on your kids — and on you!  The new resource Everyday Family Faith (available at FaithAliveResources.org), a pocket-sized family faith formation guide, can help you get started.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

BE A CAMP COUNSELOR!  You can make a difference in the life of a young person in Hungary this summer!  Resonate partner Momo Victor is inviting college-aged students from Canada and the United States to help lead two week-long English camps.  You’ll need a love for kids, a sense of adventure, and a desire to serve God!  Learn more and apply at resonateglobalmission.org/summercamp.

April 28, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 28, 2019                                                                                                               9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………… Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain…………………………………….

Praise to the Lord the Almighty; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

OPENING AND PRAISE TO GOD

Welcome and Announcements………………………………………………………. Jon Van Woerkom

Choral Call to Worship and Rejoicing in Our Risen Lord:…………………………………………….

Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain………………………………….. Psalter #362:1 – Choir;
*vs. 2-3 – Congregation

* Opening Prayer……………………………………………………………………………….. Bev De Vries

* Psalm 62………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

* Wonderful, Merciful Savior……………………………………………………………………………………

PRAISE TO GOD

Congregational Prayer, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer……………………………………………

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………… Pella Christian High School

Offertory Anthem:  Blessed Assurance

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………….. John 20:24-31
Pew Bibles – page 1687

Sermon……………… “Redeeming Thomas: The Missing Piece/Peace”………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………………….. We Believe (Chorus)………………………………………………..

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

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Thomas Wolthuis; Organist/Choir Accompanist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Teams; Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 28, 2019                                                                                                               6:00 P.M.

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

Majesty

Welcome and Opening Prayer…………………………………………………………………………………….

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

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

*Mutual Greeting……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Ministry of Music……………………………………. Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir

Hiney Mah Tov  (Hebrew Folk Tune paraphrase of Psalm 133:1) arr. Iris Levine

His Robes for Mine – arr. Dan Forrest

What Wondrous Love Is This – arr. Matthew Culloton

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………… Pella Christian High School

        Offertory:  Prayer of the Children – Kurt Bestor/arr. Andrea S. Klouse…. Men’s Quartet

Scripture…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Psalm 147
Pew Bibles – page 981

Sermon……………………………………. “Sing to the Lord?”………………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………. The Heart of Worship…. Led by Jon & Lindsay Golliet

Ministry of Music……………………………………. Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir

In My Father’s House – Phillip W. J. Stopford

Set Me as a Seal – René Clausen

The Lord Is My Salvation – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Benediction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Choral Blessing….. The Lord Bless You and Keep You – Peter C. Lutkin…………………………..

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Organist:  Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Pella Christian High School Chamber Choir: Timothy Van Voorst – Director;
Accompanist:  Jodi De Vries
Men’s Quartet:  Carson Breon, Colby De Vries, Tyler Egesdal, Braden Meinders

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSMay 5:  Christian Education Fund; May 12:  Bethany Christian Services; May 19:  General Fund; May 26:  World Renew

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Susan Pierson, Lisa Van Kooten, Lexie Matherly; May 5: (A.M.)   Kim Roose, Kim Hoekstra, Ryley Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Levi and April Nieuwsma; North Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya; South Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen; May 5:  East Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; North Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; South Doors: Will and Taylor Vande Voort

C4C LEADERToday:  Jeanetta Nieuwsma

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

Today:  Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; May 5:  Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; Sarah Van Zee – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Gary Vander Molen; May 5:  Jeff Van Kooten

MAY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jason Van Arendonk, Les Nieuwsma; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

A special welcome to Rev. Thomas Wolthuis, Director of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa, as he brings God’s Word this morning.

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

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

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

Church School classes will meet from 10:50-11:35 a.m. Today is the last scheduled church school session for this season.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 147. We welcome and thank the Pella Christian High Chamber Choir, under the direction of Mr. Timothy Van Voorst, who will participate in the evening service.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning Mr. Al Bandstra will lead us in worship.

Following our morning worship service you are invited to attend the 11:00 a.m. annual Tulip Time Worship Service at the Pella Christian High School Auditorium.  Come hear the inspirational voices of both public and Christian school choirs along with a time of vibrant praise.  The speaker will be Kitty Kock, who has a compelling message that will inspire and encourage young and old alike. Kitty is a survivor of Japanese Internment Camps during World War II.  Be a part of the community of churches here in Pella as we celebrate God’s goodness together again this year!

Harp Gathering in Second Reformed Church’s Gathering Space on May 5 at 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome!

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on 1 Peter 4:12-19, Fearlessly Marching Into the Fire.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  “I would like to thank the Pella II family for their cards, calls and expressions of sympathy when my sister-in-law, Vi Engbers, passed away.” – Joyce Vander Molen

“Thank you for the expressions of sympathy we received on the death of Edith’s brother, Harold Spoelstra.” – John and Edith Van Zee

“A sincere thank you to all of the men of Pella 2 who helped move Del and Pat Wichhart.  The generosity of Pella 2 was overwhelming and much appreciated.  We could not have done it without you. Thank you” – Del and Pat Wichhart, and the families of Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart, Jeff and Kim Vander Molen, and Jim and Barb Gosselink

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

ADULT CHOIR’S next rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  New Choir members welcome!

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

TULIP TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Volunteers needed:  The Pella Christian High School Eagle Boosters booth at Tulip time has been an excellent fundraiser for PCHS in the past.  All proceeds raised at Booster concession stands are used to support PC academics, athletics, music, clubs and many other areas!  We need 140 parent concession stand workers across all three Tulip Time days.  To volunteer, contact Amy Bokhoven at stuamybok@gmail.com.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.    Psalm 150

The annual PCHS Spring Choir Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.

The annual Pella Christian High instrumental Pops Concert will be held on Tuesday,  May 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will want to reserve a table in advance or you may sit on the bleachers.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m.  This year the band will be performing several favorites including “The Lion King” and “Frozen” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

Marriage Night:  On Friday, May 31, you are invited to attend a Marriage Night simulcast at First CRC in Pella.  The simulcast includes Francis & Lisa Chan, Les & Leslie Parrott and comedian Michael Jr as speakers.  The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with check-in and a meal.  The three-hour simulcast will begin at 7:00 p.m.   The cost for this entire night is $15 per person.  For more information, feel free to contact us at firstcrc@iowatelecom.net or visit www.marriagenight.org to register.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS:  LOG/STO and Tuition Assistance applications are now being accepted through April 30 for the 2019/20 school year.  Go to www.pceagles.org where you will find links to each application.

TRAINING FOR MINISTRY? SEMINARY?  If you are discovering that God is calling you into full-time ministry, and seminary training is in your future, we want to make you aware that Classis Central Plains is willing to support you through that journey.  Through the Classical Ministry Leadership Team, we are able to support you by offering a financial scholarship, our prayer commitment and communications of encouragement throughout your training.  If you are interested in finding out more, please email Brad Meinders at pastormeinders@gmail.com.

LAKE VIEW CAMP:  Have you signed your kids up for camp yet?  It’s not too late!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight damps, work trips, and grandparent/grandchild camps.  Send your child on a great summer adventure where they will swim, fish, canoe, hike and play crazy games — all while growing deeper in their faith.  Take advantage of the Early Bird price discount and register before May 1!  More information and online registration available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

FROM THE LE MAHIEU’S:  “We are grateful for your recent gift to support our family and Bible translation in Papua New Guinea.  We appreciate all your prayers and encouragement.  The funding for the Bau Bible story book has been secured.  It will be printed in Korea and shipped to PNG.  This is a wonderful answer to prayer!  We pray that God will continue to be with your congregation as you continue to build up Christ’s kingdom in central Iowa.”

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC PRAYER AND NEWS ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: The Person of Jesus Christ – Who is Jesus?  It’s a simple question, yet Christians and non-Christians alike ask it seeking clarification and understanding.  Join the Groundwork conversation on Colossians 1:9-17 to find out more about the existence, nature, and person of Jesus Christ.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER: Secret Mission: Friendship – What does it take to make a new friend?  Liz. Morrie, and Lucille take on this challenge with some surprising results!  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download KC’s Image Bearer Picture Frame Kit for a family activity today.

April 21, 2019

EASTER MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 21, 2019                        Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………….. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today………………………………………..

The Strife Is O’er

Pre-Service Singing……………………….. Christ Arose…………………….. Celebration #357:1, 3
He Lives…………………………… Celebration #368:1
Because He Lives……………………. Celebration #358:1

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship………………………………. Easter Song…………………………………… Adult Choir

*Opening Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

PRAISE TO GOD

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

*Statement of Our Faith  – Apostles’ Creed………………………………………………………………….

*Sing………………………………………… O Praise the Name…………………………………………………

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

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

Offertory:  Christ the Lord Is Risen Today  – Clarinet Trio

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………….. Luke 24:13-53

Sermon…………………………………… “The Road to Faith”……………………………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………… Because He Lives (Amen)…………………………………………….

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

*Sing…………………………… Hallelujah Chorus…… Celebration #39… Choir, Congregation

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir;  Phyllis De Vries – Accompanist; Kirby Van Wyngarden – Bells;
Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director; Brass Ensemble: Rob Rus, Will Vande Voort – Trumpet;
Jon Golliet, Kaden Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker – Trombone; Lexie Matherly – Tuba; Worship Team;  Clarinet Trio: Nia Hoekstra, Alexis Vos, Barbara Boertje DeVries;
Readers: Arlys Veenstra, Wes Veenstra, Joe Van Haaften, Luke Nieuwsma

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for April 21, 2019

OFFERINGSApril 28:  Pella Christian High School; May 5:  Christian Education Fund; May 12:  Bethany Christian Services; May 19:  General Fund; May 26:  World Renew

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Lisa Vos, Kim Vander Molen, Kaden Van Wyngarden; April 28: (A.M.) Susan Pierson, Lisa Van Kooten, Lexie Matherly

GREETERSToday:  East Doors:  Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Jon Van Haaften; South Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen; April 28:  East Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma; North Doors: Alex and Merlita Agbuya; South Doors: Lowell and Julie Vander Molen

C4C LEADERApril 28:  Jeanetta Nieuwsma

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

Today:  Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Lisa Vos – C,J; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 28:  Martha Uitermarkt – C,J,S; Kim Vander Molen – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Ken Van Woerkom; April 28:  Gary Vander Molen

MAY USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jason Van Arendonk, Les Nieuwsma; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

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

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

Church School classes will not meet today.

Our 6:00 p.m. Easter service will be a combined service of Christian Reformed Churches at Calvary CRC.  Rev. Tom Wolthuis, director of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa, will preach.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning Rev. Tom Wolthuis director of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa will lead us in worship.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 147, and the Pella Christian High Chamber Choir will participate in the worship service.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Ken Van Woerkom is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, April 23, at Mercy West in Des Moines.  We pray for successful surgery and a good recovery.

“To my Pella II Church Family – My sincere thanks for the many cards, words of encouragement and sympathy at the time of my brother’s death.” – Joann Verhey

“Thanks to everyone who remembered me with cards, phone calls and other well wishes on my 94th birthday.  I enjoyed them very much.  Thanks to God above all for the many years He has given me.” – Sylvia Langstraat

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

An all-church prayer meeting will be held at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

TUESDAY:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day on April 23.  The day starts at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend classes with their grandchildren, enjoy performances in the auditorium, see displays of student work, and eat a delicious lunch.  Ample parking will be available along with handicapped parking on the west side of the building.  No reservations needed.

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

THURSDAY:  PCHS Society Meeting is on April 25.  This year’s society meeting will be preceded at 6:00 p.m. with a free pork dinner served by the FFA Club and the Ag Advisory Committee.  The Society Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with reports on the recent strategic planning initiative, current financial status of the school, the upcoming Spanish Immersion program opportunity, and proposed board governance changes.  Nominees are as follows:

District I:  Michelle Brouwer (Faith CRC) and Chad Vink (Covenant Reformed)

District II:  Dan Belzer (Third Reformed) and Steve Heap (Third Reformed)

District IV:  Mike Boender (incumbent) (Oskaloosa I CRC) and Matt Groenendyk

(Cedar CRC)

Immediately following the Society meeting there will be a short meeting of the PCHS Endowment/Foundation Corporation Society.

Community Praise and Worship Night at First CRC on April 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  All are invited.

SATURDAY:  The Areopagus Spring Banquet is on April 27 at 5:00 p.m. at First CRC in Oskaloosa (815 N. 11th Street).  Hear about what God has been doing at Iowa State University through Areopagus and director Tyler Helfers, as well as our vision for the future of the ministry.  A BBQ meal from Pastor Jon Spronk and the Areopagus board will precede the program, and there will be an opportunity to partner financially with us in the ongoing work of the ministry. Please RSVP by April 24 at www.isu-areopagus.org/rsvp, contact Tyler Helfers at director@isu-areopagus.org or call First CRC at 641-673-4272.

Stand Up for Life Pro-Life conference, hosted by Central Students for Life at Central College, will be upstairs of the chapel on Central’s campus on April 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Speakers are Caitlyn Dixson, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, Martin Cannon, attorney who represented the state in the Heartbeat Bill lawsuit, and Tim Overlin from Personhood Iowa.  We will have raffle baskets to raise money for both Pathways of Pella and The Growing Place.  Please come to encourage these speakers and to raise money for these pregnancy resource centers.

FROM PASTOR PAUL:  Pastor Paul and Tammy will be leaving for a family vacation with their four children in France this Thursday, and will return Friday, May 3.  Thomas Wolthuis will be preaching on April 28.  Pastor Wolthuis is the director of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Al Bandstra will be preaching on May 5 with Pastor Paul leading the other portions of the service.  Al, affectionately known as “Mr. B” by hundreds of former Pella Christian students, was a 5th Grade School Teacher at PCGS for 25 years, and has just returned from Korea where he taught and trained in a Christian School for the past 10 years.  Al has preached almost weekly in local congregations for decades.

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

TULIP TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pella’s annual Tulip Time Worship Service will be held Sunday, May 5, 11:00 a.m., at the Pella Christian High School Auditorium.  Both public and Christian school choirs will sing.  The speaker will be Kitty Kock, who has a compelling message that will inspire and encourage young and old alike. Kitty is a survivor of Japanese Internment Camps during World War II.  Be a part of the community of churches here in Pella as we celebrate God’s goodness together again this year!

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

Volunteeers needed:  The Pella Christian High School Eagle Boosters booth at Tulip time has been an excellent fundraiser for PCHS in the past.  All proceeds raised at Booster concession stands are used to support PC academics, athletics, music, clubs and many other areas!  We need 140 parent concession stand workers across all three Tulip Time days.  To volunteer, contact Amy Bokhoven at stuamybok@gmail.com.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.    Psalm 150

An all-day P.E.T. Build Day is tentatively planned for June 7.  More details to follow.

The annual PCHS Spring Choir Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.

The annual Pella Christian High instrumental Pops Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will want to reserve a table in advance or you may sit on the bleachers.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m.  This year the band will be performing several favorites including “The Lion King” and “Frozen” and many more.  This is a great event for multiple generations and the whole family.  Free popcorn and ice cream sundaes!!

Spring Cleaning?  If you have items you would like to donate for a garage sale for Cary Christian Center, please save them.  We are going to have a garage sale on May 18.  We ask that you have the items priced; they can be dropped off at Faith CRC after 2:00 p.m. on May 17.

LOG/STO:  LOG/STO and Tuition Assistance applications are now being accepted through April 30 for the 2019/20 school year.  Go to www.pceagles.org where you will find links to each application.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pella Pro-Life encourages you to see the movie, “Unplanned”.  It will be showing at Pella Cinemas starting Friday, April 19, and be playing for six nights.

Freedom House is showing the movie “Gridshock” a documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.  Please join us on May 9 at Federated Fellowship Church.  A freewill offering will be taken to provide items needed for the home.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Pella Christian High School The Reporter
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC PRAYER AND NEWS ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Easter: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Matthew’s gospel records the fear and doubts experienced as Jesus’ followers first encounter their risen Lord and Savior.  Join Groundwork as we explore Matthew 28 to celebrate the victory of Christ’s resurrection and learn how to respond to doubts in our own faith. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER:  The Miracle of Easter – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet Jesus?  Or to be in Jerusalem the very week Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead?  Explore the miracle of Easter on this episode of Kids Corner.  Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner Easter puzzle and game giveaway The Bible Challenge Activity book 5.

EASTER SUNDAY FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Got Lego, Playmobil, or other small figures?  Use them to reenact Jesus’ resurrection with kids today.  Read the Easter story from John 20:1-18 in a child-friendly version of the Bible like the NIrV (available at BibleGateway.com).  Then read it again, slowly, as kids act the story out with figures and experience it in a new way. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

SHORT-TERM VOLULNTEERS:  Are you 18-24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact?  World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants to use your talents and skills for His purpose.  For more information, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.

April 14, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 14, 2019                                       Palm Sunday                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………… The Palms; All Glory, Laud, and Honor………………………………….

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Opening Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing……………………………………… Hosanna, Loud Hosanna……………. Celebration #297:1-3

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

Sing…………………………………….. Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)…………………………………………..

Children’s Message………….. “The Cross” – Matthew 21:1-11…………………. Brent Pierson

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

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

Offertory:  Sing…We Will Glorify – Celebration #105:1-4

GOD’S WORD

Sermon……………………………………. “Behold the Lamb”………………………………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………….. Revelation Song……………………………………………………

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

*Sing……………………………………. Revelation Song (chorus)…………………………………………….

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Trumpeter:  Robert Rus; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for April 14, 2019

OFFERINGSApril 19 (Good Friday):  Gideons; April 21:  Resonate Global Mission; April 28:  Pella Christian High School

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Clarissa Van Zee, Lindsay Golliet, Nia Hoekstra; Good Friday:  Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven; April 21:  (A.M.) Lisa Vos, Kim Vander Molen, Kaden Van Wyngarden

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Corey and Katie Magnussen; North and South Doors: Shane and Melissa Tukker; Good Friday:  East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker; April 21:  East Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; North Doors: Jon Van Haaften; South Doors: Jeff and Kim Vander Molen

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

Today:  Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; April 21:  Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Lisa Vos – C,J; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Calvin Van Haaften; April 21:  Ken Van Woerkom

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m., at our combined worship here at Pella II, a group of singers and musicians from local churches will be putting on a Good Friday/Easter program entitled “At the Cross”.  The presentation will include dramatic readings and songs.  Levi Nieuwsma from Pella II is one of the singers in the program.  Join us for this meaningful way to begin Holy Week together.  Child care will be provided in the nursery this evening.

All are invited to a time of refreshments/fellowship downstairs following the program.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Church School classes will not meet on Easter.

Our 6:00 p.m. Easter service will be a combined service of Christian Reformed Churches at Calvary CRC.  Rev. Tom Wolthuis, of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa, will preach.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to Joyce Vander Molen on the death of her sister-in-law, Viola Engbers.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Virginia Van Kooten who will celebrate her 91st birthday on April 21, and we pray for God’s blessings.

“The family of Kee Buitenwerf would like to thank her church family for your years of prayers, visits, cards, and words of support she received.”

“Thank you to the congregation for all their prayers and cards; especially the Young Adults for the cookie cake and gift card.  I’ve really appreciated all the support since my successful surgery.” – Shane Tukker

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

The Governing Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The Pella Christian Grade School Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. on April 15.

The Pella Christian High Board will meet on April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Hour lunch at the Pella Country Club at 11:30 a.m.

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

MAUNDY THURSDAY: At 7:00 p.m., Faith, Pella I and Pella II will join together at Faith CRC to remember the Lord’s final supper with his disciples.  The service will focus on the upper room – Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, the new command that he gave and the Lord’s Supper.  We’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

GOOD FRIDAY: At 7:00 p.m. Pella II will hold our traditional Good Friday service, including celebrating the Lord’s Supper, in our sanctuary.  Join us as we meditate upon our Lord’s death for our salvation.

SATURDAY:  Pella Christian High and Ulrich Ford are once again teaming up to “Drive 4UR School” on April 20.  The baseball, girls basketball and boys soccer teams will be receiving the funding.  The school receives $20 per test drive between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the 20th and an extra $10 if you take another test drive in the new Edge.  You may designate what program you would like to support.  Come and test drive a new Ford vehicle and support PCHS in the process!

BREEZE INFORMATION:  A sheet introducing the Breeze Church Management Software can be found in your mailbox today.  Be sure to pick it up!

EASTER LILY ORDERS in memory of a loved one or anyone who wants one.  The price is $6.35 per plant.  Please place your orders with Carla Nieuwsma (319-246-2216) or cjnews3@gmail.com by today, April 14.  Please designate the people you wish to honor with your plant on the form provided on the table in the narthex or downstairs and place it with your payment in the brown envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Pella II CRC.

PELLA II JOB OPENING: We are looking for a part time Assistant Secretary who can learn Ruth Van Hal’s secretarial job and serve as a backup when Ruth is on vacation or unavailable. In addition to serving as a backup to Ruth, the assistant will help Ruth as needed, and handle tasks that are more technologically intensive. Once cross training with Ruth is complete, the job could be 4-8 hours per week, based on need, with up to 18 hours for weeks when Ruth is not in the office. Applicants need to be competent in using Microsoft Word, and be comfortable learning new programs and skills on the computer. Basic accounting skills and/or knowledge of Quickbooks would be a plus, but not required. Please email your resumé to Jerry Uitermarkt (juitermarkt@sucpa.com) by Friday, April 19, if you are interested.

THANK YOU:  “We want to thank all of you who contributed in some way to the success of the PET/Mobility Worldwide Auction again this year.  Whether you volunteered your time, donated an auction item, or contributed financially, we were again overwhelmed by your generosity.  A special thanks to Ray Veenstra, Brad Veenstra, Kim Hoekstra for their help with the auction and Nia Hoekstra for her help with the sound system. This year was especially humbling, as we set a new fundraising record.  We raised $27,826.50, which is enough to build over 107 PET carts.  God is good, all the time!  All the time, God is good!” – Will Van Wyngarden and Darrell Boot

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Pella Christian High Chamber Choir will perform in our sanctuary at our combined worship service on April 28, 6:00 p.m.

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.    Psalm 150

An all-day P.E.T. Build Day is tentatively planned for June 7.  More details to follow.

PCHS Grandparent’s Day:  All grandparents of PCHS students are cordially invited to our annual Grandparent’s Day to be held on Tuesday, April 23.  The day will start at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium for chapel.  Then grandparents will have opportunity to attend  classes with their grandchildren, enjoy performances in the auditorium, see displays of student work, and eat a delicious lunch.  Ample parking will be available along with handicapped parking on the west side of the building.  No reservations needed.

PCHS Society Meeting on Thursday, April 25.  This year’s society meeting will be preceded at 6:00 p.m. with a free pork dinner served by the FFA Club and the Ag Advisory Committee.  The Society Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with reports on the recent strategic planning initiative, current financial status of the school, the upcoming Spanish Immersion program opportunity, and proposed board governance changes.  Immediately following the Society meeting there will be a short meeting of the PCHS Endowment/Foundation Corporation Society.  Nominees are as follows:

District I:  Michelle Brouwer (Faith CRC) and Chad Vink (Covenant Reformed)
District IV:  Mike Boender (incumbent) (Oskaloosa I CRC) and Matt Groenendyk (Cedar CRC)

Community Praise and Worship Night at First CRC on Thursday, April 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  All are invited.

Areopagus Banquet – Change of day/time:  Due to an unforeseen conflict on April 26, the Spring Banquet has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m.  It will still be held at First CRC in Oskaloosa (815 N. 11th Street).  Hear about what God has been doing at Iowa State University through Areopagus and director Tyler Helfers as well as our vision for the future of the ministry.  A BBQ meal from Pastor Jon Spronk and the Areopagus board will precede the program, and there will be an opportunity to partner financially with us in the ongoing work of the ministry. Please RSVP by April 24 at www.isu-areopagus.org/rsvp, contact Tyler Helfers at director@isu-areopagus.org or call First CRC at 641-673-4272.

Stand Up for Life Pro-Life conference, hosted by Central Students for Life at Central College, will be upstairs of the chapel on Central’s campus Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Speakers are Caitlyn Dixson, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, Martin Cannon, attorney who represented the state in the Heartbeat Bill lawsuit, and Tim Overlin from Personhood Iowa.  We will have raffle baskets to raise money for both Pathways of Pella and The Growing Place.  Please come to encourage these speakers and to raise money for these pregnancy resource centers.

Spring Cleaning?  If you have items you would like to donate for a garage sale for Cary Christian Center, please save them.  We are going to have a garage sale on May 18.  We ask that you have the items priced; they can be dropped off at Faith CRC after 2:00 p.m. on May 17.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL OPENING:  PCHS has an opening for an upper level Spanish teacher.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org if you or someone you know is interested.

SULLY CHRISTIAN is seeking a Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten teacher as well as a 3rd & 4th Grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Go to sullychristian.org under “About” then “Employment” tab or email resumé and cover letter to Candice Vos at clvos6@icloud.com. Questions: 515-321-7456.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The movie “Unplanned” will be shown in the Penn Centre Theater in Oskaloosa through April 18, and at the Capri Theater in New Sharon on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 7:00 p.m.  There is no show on Easter Sunday.  Please support this pro-life movie based on the true-life story of Abby Johnson, and pray that hearts and minds will be changed to recognize the sanctity of all human life.

Freedom House is showing the movie “Gridshock” a documentary about sex trafficking in Iowa.  Please join us on May 9 at Federated Fellowship Church.  A freewill offering will be taken to provide items needed for the home.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Breeze Introduction

 

CRC PRAYER AND NEWS ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ – The Gospel of Matthew gives us the opportunity to dwell and reflect on the cursedness of the cross. Join Groundwork as we examine Matthew 27:32-66 to focus on the great significance of Jesus’ death that indeed makes his sacrifice good for our eternal life with God.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com

KIDS CORNER:  Tongue-Zilla – What happens when Liz mixes his bad mood with a tongue that just won’t quit talking?  Trouble.  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

April 7, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
April 7, 2019                                                                                                                9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………….. Worthy Is the Lamb / Thou Art Worthy…………………………………..

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Building Update……………………………………………………………………… Deacon Steven Talsma

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

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

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

Sing………………………………………….. Hymn of St. Patrick………………………………………………..

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

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

Offertory Anthem:  Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Carolyn Harthoorn…………………………………………………………. Psalm 145

Pew Bibles – page 979

Sermon……………………………………….. “True Prayer”……………………………………………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 6

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………….. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus…………………………………………..

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

*Sing…………………………… Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus (chorus)…………………………………….

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Men’s Ensemble:  Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for April 7, 2019

OFFERINGSApril 14:  Pella Pine Rest; April 19 (Good Friday):  Gideons; April 21:  Resonate Global Mission; April 28:  Pella Christian High School

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Crystal Schreur, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden; April 14:  (A.M.) Clarissa Van Zee, Lindsay Golliet, Nia Hoekstra; Good Friday:  Arlys Veenstra, April Nieuwsma, Matt Bokhoven

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Les and Carla Nieuwsma; South Doors:  Jacob and Regina Vaverka; April 14:  East Doors: Corey and Katie Magnussen; North and South Doors: Shane and Melissa Tukker; Good Friday:  East Doors: Dan and Crystal Schreur; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Tom and Sharon Walker

C4C LEADERSToday:  Nia Hoekstra  and Katie Escoto

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

Today:  Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; April 14:  Sharesa Van Arendonk – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Sherwin Klyn; April 14:  Calvin Van Haaften

APRIL MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Phil Slings, Ron Spoelstra
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Robert Rus, Dave Stevenson
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Dorothy Rus, Bill Stursma
Justin Van Zee          –           Brent Pierson, Bob Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

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 First CRC.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 4:7-11, Living With Urgency.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. at our joint evening service, a group of singers and musicians from local churches will be putting on a Good Friday/Easter program entitled “At the Cross”.  The presentation will include dramatic readings and songs.  Levi Nieuwsma from Pella II is one of the singers in the program.  The presentation will be held right here at Pella II.  Join us for this meaningful way to begin Holy Week together.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Thank you for the expressions of sympathy we received at the passing of our sister-in-law, Dora Bruxvoort.” – Lawrence & Mary Ann Vander Molen

“Sherwin and I would like to thank you for all the prayers, support, and encouragement that you have given to us over the last eleven months.  I had my last treatment on April 1, so I am looking forward to getting my strength back and returning to my normal activities soon.  God is good!”  – Sherwin and Paula Klyn

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

We’ll gather from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage, to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation. We invite all to join us.

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

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

EASTER LILY ORDERS in memory of a loved one or anyone who wants one.  The price is $6.35 per plant.  Please place your orders with Carla Nieuwsma (319-246-2216) or cjnews3@gmail.com by next Sunday, April 14.  Please designate the people you wish to honor with your plant on the form provided on the table in the narthex or downstairs and place it with your payment in the brown envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Pella II CRC.

PELLA II JOB OPENING: We are looking for a part time Assistant Secretary who can learn Ruth Van Hal’s secretarial job and serve as a backup when Ruth is on vacation or unavailable. In addition to serving as a backup to Ruth, the assistant will help Ruth as needed, and handle tasks that are more technologically intensive. Once cross training with Ruth is complete, the job could be 4-8 hours per week, based on need, with up to 18 hours for weeks when Ruth is not in the office. Applicants need to be competent in using Microsoft Word, and be comfortable learning new programs and skills on the computer. Basic accounting skills and/or knowledge of Quickbooks would be a plus, but not required. Please email your resumé to Jerry Uitermarkt (juitermarkt@sucpa.com) by Friday, April 19, if you are interested.

A GRAND DAY:  Grandparents and Special Friends of Pella Christian Grade School students are invited to “A Grand Day” this Friday, April 12.  The morning will begin at 8:35 a.m. with a chapel of praise and worship.  Building project update will be presented.  After the chapel program will be time to visit classrooms from approximately 9:20 a.m. until lunch is served.  Grandparents are invited to stay for lunch.  Lunch menu includes ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, dinner roll, applesauce, cookie and milk.  Lunch will be served out of the lunch area with seating in both gyms.  Classes will be dismissed in grade order starting with kindergarten at 11:20 a.m. and ending with eighth grade.  Regular classes will resume for students following scheduled lunch breaks.  The remainder of the day will be used as a snow make-up day. Classes dismiss for the day at the normal 3:30 p.m. time.

The evening before, Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m., the 3rd-5th grade students will  perform the musical “Old Testament Fast Forward” at Pella Christian High School.  Please join us as we “fast forward” through the Old Testament, discovering, as the Israelites did, that God’s story is a pretty amazing one to live in!  Hope to see you all there!

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL DINNER THEATRE GALA:  Please join us for our Mystery Dinner Theatre event, “Hawaiian Heist” at PCHS this Saturday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.  An entertaining evening and scrumptious meal are being planned.  Feel free to dress casually and wear your tropical shirt if you have one!  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable. Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon Monday, April 8, to reserve a spot for a delicious meal and a casual, fun-filled evening.

MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., Faith, Pella I and Pella II will join together at Faith CRC to remember the Lord’s final supper with his disciples.  The service will focus on the upper room – Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, the new command that he gave and the Lord’s Supper.  We’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 19, at 7:00 p.m., Pella II will hold our traditional Good Friday service, including celebrating the Lord’s Supper, in our sanctuary.  Join us as we meditate upon our Lord’s death for our salvation.

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.    Psalm 150

     Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run/Walk:  Join the fun and be part of the 12th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run, April 20.  All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School.  Registration costs are $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $70 for families if you register by April 8.  Fees increase by $5 per event after that date.  Register online at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

Drive 4UR School Event:  Pella Christian High and Ulrich Ford are once again teaming up to “Drive 4UR School” Saturday, April 20.  This spring the baseball, girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer teams will be receiving the funding.  This has been a successful fundraising event for us in the past.  The school receives $20 per test drive between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the 20th and an extra $10 if you take another test drive in the new Edge.  You may designate what program you would like to support.  Come and test drive a new Ford vehicle and support PCHS in the process!

PCHS Society Meeting on Thursday, April 25.  This year’s society meeting will be preceded at 6:00 p.m. with a free pork dinner served by the FFA Club and the Ag Advisory Committee.  The Society Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with reports on the recent strategic planning initiative, current financial status of the school, the upcoming Spanish Immersion program opportunity, and proposed board governance changes.

Hear about what God has been doing at Iowa State University through Areopagus and director Tyler Helfers as well as our vision for the future of the ministry. Our Spring Banquet will be held on Friday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. at First CRC in Oskaloosa. A BBQ meal from Pastor Jon Spronk and the Areopagus board will precede the program, and there will be an opportunity to partner financially with us in the ongoing work of the ministry. Please RSVP by April 24 at www.isu-areopagus.org/rsvp, contact Tyler Helfers at director@isu-areopagus.org or call First CRC at 641-673-4272.

Save the Date:  The Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing will be Saturday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church.  A time of singing the faithful hymns of the church.

DO YOU NEED A DATE NIGHT? Who better to watch your kids than a group of moms?!  The local MOPS/MOMSnext group is hosting a fundraiser event this Friday, April 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Federated Fellowship.  We will provide a fun evening with games and snacks for your little ones (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) while you enjoy some alone time.  Cost will be $15 per child ($10 per child after your first three kids!).  Email mopsofpella@gmail.com by Monday, April 8, to sign up!

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL OPENINGS:  PCHS has openings for a band instructor and an upper level Spanish teacher.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org if you or someone you know is interested.

SULLY CHRISTIAN is seeking a Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten teacher as well as a 3rd & 4th Grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Go to sullychristian.org under “About” then “Employment” tab or email resumé and cover letter to Candice Vos at clvos6@icloud.com. Questions: 515-321-7456.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT:  The movie “Unplanned” will be in Oskaloosa starting April 12.  Please support this pro-life movie based on the true life story of Abby Johnson, and pray that hearts and minds will be changed to recognize the sanctity of all human life.

March 31, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 31, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………. A Balm in Gilead……………… Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

Fairest Lord Jesus

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Anthem………………………………………. Revive Us Again……………………………….. Adult Choir

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty….. Celebration #210:1, 2, 4

*Nicene Creed……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

*Sing……………………………………………….. Psalm 62………………………………………………………..

Sing………………………………….. Hymn of St. Patrick……. led by Nia Hoekstra, Katie Escoto

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………. Creation Station Christian Preschool

Offertory:  Because He Lives (Amen) – Jon Golliet, Vocal Soloist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………….. John 14:12-14

Pew Bibles – page 1675

Sermon……………………. “The Power of Praying in Jesus’ Name”………………………………..

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 5

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………… Because He Lives (Amen)…………………………………………….

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

*Response, singing….. Amen, amen, I’m alive, I’m alive because He lives;……………………..

Amen, amen, let my song join the one that never ends;

Because He lives; Because He lives!

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for March 31, 2019

OFFERINGSApril 7: World Renew; April 14:  Pella Pine Rest; April 19 (Good Friday):  Gideons; April 21:  Resonate Global Mission; April 28:  Crossroad Prison Ministries

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Mary Van Haaften, Regina Vaverka, Alexis Vos; April 7:  (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Troy and Brenda Hugen; North Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; South Doors: Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart; April 7:  East Doors:  Dennis and Bev De Vries; North Doors: Les and Carla Nieuwsma; South Doors:  Jacob and Regina Vaverka

C4C LEADERApril 7:  Nia Hoekstra

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

Today:  Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Nicole Yoder – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; April 7:  Amy Bokhoven – C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Jason Van Arendonk; April 7:  Calvin Van Haaften

APRIL USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Darrell Boot, Gary Kuiper; North Side:  Jon Van Haaften; South Side: Jon Van Woerkom

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

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC, Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 3:18-4:6, Living New Lives in Old Bodies.  Offering is for Lake View Bible Camp.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 4:7-11, Living With Urgency.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Shane Tukker will be having open heart surgery on Monday, April 1, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, and will be there for most of the week.  Please keep Shane in your prayers for successful surgery and a quick recovery.

Please pray for Sawyer Vander Molen (3-year-old son of Devin and Clair) and his family as he is beginning periodic treatments in Iowa City for bone disease in his jaw, shoulder and spine.

“Thank you for the prayers, cards and many expressions of sympathy for my family and me after the passing of Gertrude.  God took another angel home.” – Lester Van Zee

Ron Kramer has moved to Homestead of Oskaloosa, 2102 S. Market Street,
Oskaloosa, IA 52577, and June Kramer has moved to a different room, A-107, at Vriendschap Village.

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

Consistory will meet at 6:00 p.m.

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.

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

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

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled a coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended one, please sign up for Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheet in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

THANK YOU:  Many thanks to all who were involved in the Auction (to benefit PET/Mobility Worldwide) and De Kinderen Kloset (to benefit Freedom House) last week!

ALL-CHURCH PRAYER MEETING:  Beginning in April we’ll gather on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage, to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.  We come with a sense of urgency, knowing that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

PALM SUNDAY, April 14 at 6:00 p.m., at our joint evening service, a group of singers and musicians from local churches will be putting on a Good Friday/Easter program entitled “At the Cross”.  The presentation will include dramatic readings and songs.  Levi Nieuwsma from Pella II is one of the singers in the program.  The presentation will be held right here at Pella II.  Join us for this meaningful way to begin Holy Week together.

MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., Faith, Pella I and Pella II will join together at Faith CRC to remember the Lord’s final supper with his disciples.  The service will focus on the upper room – Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, the new command that he gave and the Lord’s Supper.  We’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 19, at 7:00 p.m., Pella II will hold our traditional Good Friday service in our sanctuary.  Join us as we meditate upon our Lord’s death for our salvation.

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 2-4). The parking spots are $45 each for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase. There is a sign-up sheet in the basement. Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds this year will be used for future Serve Projects and Pella II GEMS Club.

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.  ♫ ♪

     Grandparents and Special Friends of Pella Christian Grade School students are invited to “A Grand Day” scheduled for Friday, April 12.  The morning will begin at 8:35 a.m. with a chapel of praise and worship.  Building project update will be presented.  After the chapel program will be time to visit classrooms from approximately 9:20 a.m. until lunch is served.  Grandparents are invited to stay for lunch.  Lunch menu includes ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, dinner roll, applesauce, cookie and milk.  Lunch will be served out of the lunch area with seating in both gyms.  Classes will be dismissed in grade order starting with kindergarten at 11:20 a.m. and ending with eighth grade.  Regular classes will resume for students following scheduled lunch breaks.  The remainder of the day will be used as a snow make-up day. Classes dismiss for the day at the normal 3:30 p.m. time.

The evening before, Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m., the 3rd-5th grade students will  perform the musical “Old Testament Fast Forward” at Pella Christian High School.  Please join us as we “fast forward” through the Old Testament, discovering, as the Israelites did, that God’s story is a pretty amazing one to live in!  Hope to see you all there!

Do you need a Date Night? …Who better to watch your kids than a group of moms?!  The local MOPS/MOMSnext group is hosting a fundraiser event on Friday, April 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Federated Fellowship.  We will provide a fun evening with games and snacks for your little ones (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) while you enjoy some alone time.  Cost will be $15 per child ($10 per child after your first three kids!).  Email mopsofpella@gmail.com by Monday, April 8 to sign up!

Pella Christian High School Dinner Theatre Gala:  Please join us for our Mystery Dinner Theatre event, “Hawaiian Heist” at PCHS on Saturday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.  An entertaining evening and scrumptious meal are being planned.  Feel free to dress casually and wear your tropical shirt if you have one!  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable. Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon Monday, April 8, to reserve a spot for a delicious meal and a casual, fun-filled evening.

PCHS Society Meeting on Thursday, April 25.  This year’s society meeting will be preceded at 6:00 p.m. with a free pork dinner served by the FFA Club and the Ag Advisory Committee.  The Society Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with reports on the recent strategic planning initiative, current financial status of the school, the upcoming Spanish Immersion program opportunity, and proposed board governance changes.

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL OPENINGS:  PCHS has an opening for a band instructor, an upper level Spanish teacher, and a part-time Industrial Arts teacher.  Please contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org if you or someone you know is interested.

SULLY CHRISTIAN is seeking a Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten teacher as well as a 3rd & 4th Grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Go to sullychristian.org under “About” then “Employment” tab or email resume and cover letter to Candice Vos at clvos6@icloud.com. Questions: 515-321-7456.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Samson and the Riddle of Grace – Samson was born to serve God, and yet he fails over and over again. Sounds familiar?  Study Judges 13-16 with Groundwork to see God’s grace at work in the life of his imperfect servant and be assured that God’s grace is always bigger than our failures. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: 70 Times 7 – Liz and Spike are at war with Teddy when he ruins their entry in the school Science Exposition.  How will it stop — with more revenge?  Or with forgiveness?   Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner Easter puzzle and game giveaway The Bible Challenge Activity book 5.

LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: In preparation for Holy Week, consider setting up a simplified Stations of the Cross in your home or at your church.  This memorable activity is a kid-friendly way to remember Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice.  Visit tinyurl.com/CrossStations for easy instructions. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

KEEP THE BANNER GOING – The annual appeal for The Banner, the monthly magazine of the Christian Reformed Church, is coming to your mailbox this month.  Although The Banner is delivered free of charge to every household in the CRC in print and online, our annual donation appeal makes this possible.  To keep the conversation going look for the annual appeal in your mailbox or give online at www.thebanner.org/donate.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS SUMMER!  You can make a difference in the life of a young person in Hungary this summer!  We’re seeking college-aged students to help lead two week-long English camps.  This is an exciting opportunity to gain cross-cultural experience.  Learn more by visiting resonateglobalmission.org/summercamp.

WORLD RENEW’S CYCLONE IDAI RESPONSE – Right now 2.6 million people in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are facing devastation in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.  World Renew is working to deliver emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies to the survivors affected by the disaster.  Please give today to this urgent need.  For more information, go to www.worldrenew.net/cycloneidai.

March 24, 2019

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 24, 2019                                                                                                                 9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………… Ave Verum (Jesus, Word of God Incarnate)………………………………….

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus; Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………. All Creatures of Our God and King………. Celebration #63:1, 2, 5

*Sing……………………………………. Hallelujah for the Cross………………………………………………….

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

BAPTISM OF LOGAN LUKE NIEUWSMA

PREPARATION

What does baptism signify?

   By it we are received into God’s church and set apart from all other people and religions, that we may be dedicated entirely to him, bearing his mark and sign.  It also witnesses to us that he will be our God forever, since he is our gracious Father.

What else does it mean?

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

Should our children be baptized too?

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

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

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

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

   Questions for the parents.

   Question for the congregation.

.. Do you promise to love, encourage, and support Luke, Jeanetta, and Logan by teaching the gospel of God’s love, by being an example of Christian faith and character, and by giving the strong support of God’s family in fellowship, prayer, and service?

.. Congregation:  We do.

   Affirmation of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed

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

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

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

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Logan into Christ’s church.  Do you welcome him in love, and do you promise to pray for, encourage, and help nurture him in the faith?

Congregation:  We do, God helping us.

   Let us bless Logan together:

Congregation:  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen.

Song……………………………………………. Jesus Loves Me………………. Lydia and Leah Nieuwsma

Giving our Firstfruits to God……………………………………………………………………… General Fund

Offertory:  For This Child /Slide Show of Logan

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading…………………………………………… Matthew 6:9-13;  Pew Bibles – page 1504

Sermon………………. “The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Protection”…………………………..

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 4

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Sing………………………… Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone)………………………………..

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

*Sing…………………………………………… Psalm 62 (chorus)…………………………………………………….

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

Minister: Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries

Worship Team

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

 

Announcements for March 24, 2019

OFFERINGS:  March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Emily Boender, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen; March 31:  (A.M.) Mary Van Haaften, Regina Vaverka, Alexis Vos

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors: Debra Klyn; South Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn; March 31:  East Doors: Troy and Brenda Hugen; North Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder; South Doors: Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart

C4C LEADERToday:  Glenda Van Woerkom

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

Today:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 31:  Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Nicole Yoder – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Jeff Vander Molen; March 31:  Jason Van Arendonk

APRIL USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Darrell Boot, Gary Kuiper; North Side:  Jon Van Haaften; South Side: Jon Van Woerkom

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

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

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

This morning the congregation is blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Logan Luke Nieuwsma, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC, Faith CRC and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for a worship service led by Rehoboth Christian School Band under the direction of Pella native, Kevin Zwiers.  The band will perform a program called “Come to the Water”.  The offering is for Rehoboth Christian School.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 3:18-4:6, Living New Lives in Old Bodies.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathy to John and Edith Van Zee on the death of Edith’s brother, Harold Spoelstra, on March 21.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Sylvia Langstraat who will celebrate her 94th birthday on March 27, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“A note from Leona Nunnikhoven:  The last week in January I discovered I had Shingles and then last weekend I developed pneumonia.  My asthma was very bad but now I am slowly recovering — still weak, but thankful for God’s healing power.”

“I was overwhelmed by all the beautiful cards with their messages of loving care, the visits and flowers sent for my recent birthday.  May all praise be given to God!” – Martha Slings

“Thanks to all for prayers, cards and expressions of sympathy in the passing of sister Kee Buitenwerf.  She has now gone to her heavenly home.”- Doyle and Billie Vande Lune

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

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League is on March 25 at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

Governing Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium on March 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 dismissal).  There WILL be classes Friday, March 29, for a snow make-up day.

THE PET AUCTION IS THIS WEEK!  Please help us spread the word about this special event. It is this Wednesday at Pella Christian High School.  We will be serving supper from 5:30-6:30.  On the menu will be roast beef or chicken, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, roll, and Oreo fluff.  We hope to begin the auction as soon as we can after dinner is served.

Thank you to those who have signed up to donate an item.  Please sign up ASAP if you still intend on donating something.  You can also contact Will at 641-780-7015 or willvanwyngarden@gmail.com with your auction items.  If possible, please try to have your auction items at church by 4:00 p.m., or the high school by 4:30 p.m.  Otherwise you can contact Will and he will pick your item up.

If you signed up to help serve supper, please be at the high school by 4:45 p.m.

Please let Will know if you have any questions.  See you Wednesday!

CHILDREN’S CHOIR:  The next rehearsal will be Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

ADULT CHOIR: We will practice at 8:30 a.m. next Sunday, March 31, to sing for worship.   Our next Wednesday rehearsal will be April 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

TROMBONE NEEDED:  If you know of anyone who has a trombone who would let an adult borrow, please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries.

COOKIES NEEDED:  Please sign up in the basement if you are willing to donate cookies for this year’s De Kinderen Kloset sale!  Cookies need to be in the church kitchen by Friday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m.  Please avoid using peanut butter or nuts of any kind.  Thank you in advance!

DE KINDEREN KLOSET: You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on March 29 & 30!  De Kinderen Kloset is a ministry of Pella II CRC where our goal is to exchange high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries. Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Freedom House Ministries.  Come shop on Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. – noon (with some ½ price items) in our church basement.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled a coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended one, please sign up for Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheet in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

ALL-CHURCH PRAYER MEETING:  Beginning in April we’ll gather on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage, to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.  We come with a sense of urgency, knowing that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 2-4). The parking spots are $45 each for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase. There is a sign-up sheet in the basement. Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds this year will be used for future Serve Projects and Pella II GEMS Club.

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Save the date – June 2, 6:00 p.m.

Do you need a Date Night? …Who better to watch your kids than a group of moms?!  The local MOPS/MOMSnext group is hosting a fundraiser event on Friday, April 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Federated Fellowship.  We will provide a fun evening with games and snacks for your little ones (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) while you enjoy some alone time.  Cost will be $15 per child ($10 per child after your first three kids!).  Email mopsofpella@gmail.com by Monday, April 8 to sign up!

Pella Christian High School Dinner Theatre Gala:  Please join us for our Mystery Dinner Theatre event, “Hawaiian Heist” at PCHS on Saturday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.  An entertaining evening and scrumptious meal are being planned.  Feel free to dress casually and wear your tropical shirt if you have one!  This is our annual fundraiser used to keep tuition affordable. Call the school office at 628-4440 by noon Monday, April 8, to reserve a seat to enjoy a casual, fun-filled evening.

TRANSFORM 2019:  The Well is excited to hold the second annual Transform event on May 6-11, 2019.  Last year 25 projects were finished in Marion County by 250 volunteers!  How neat it was to see relationships built, homes restored, parks cleaned, trees planted and our communities connected through service.  We truly believe lives are transformed when we put our faith into action and serve.  We hope to accomplish even more this year with an emphasis on the Pella and Knoxville areas.  We are looking for project leaders, projects to complete, and volunteers!  If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the transformation for one day, a morning, the entire week, alone, or as a team, fill out a volunteer profile for Transform at thewelliowa.org/acts/transform.  See bulletin board for more information.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Gideon and God’s Unconventional Ways – When God chooses Gideon as Israel’s next deliverer, he upends human logic and expectation.  Study Judges 6-7 with Groundwork to see why Gideon’s story reminds us that God is in control and He can win mighty victories in unconventional ways. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Three On Responsibility – The show must go on as Liz and his friends put on three one-act plays — “It’s Not My Fault”, “It’s Not My Job”, and “It’s Not My Talent”. Listen now at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner Easter puzzle and game.

LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: As another exercise in self-examination, read Galatians 5:22-23 as a family this week.  Talk about which fruits of the Spirit are easier for each of you to practice, and which are harder.  Then pray for each other, asking the Spirit to grow those fruits in your family. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

March 17, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 17, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Calvary’s Love……………………………………………………

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………. My Savior’s Love……………………….. Celebration #348

  1. 1 – All; vs. 2 – Women; vs. 3 – All; vs. 4 – Men; vs. 5 – All

*Sing………………………………… O How He Loves You and Me………… Celebration #349:1-2

*Sing………………………… Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love…………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………. Calvin Theological Seminary

Offertory Anthem:  When God’s People Pray

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Corey Magnussen………………………………………………….. Matthew 6:9-15

Pew Bibles – page 1504

Sermon….. “The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Provision and Pardon”………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

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

*Sing……………………………. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Chorus)……………………………………..

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Guitarist: Jon Golliet;
Women’s Ensemble: Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for March 17, 2019

OFFERINGS:  March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Katie Magnussen, Sarah Christensen, Carson Tukker; March 24: (A.M.) Emily Boender, Amy Bokhoven, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North and South Doors:  Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk; March 24:  East Doors: Jon and Lindsay Golliet; North Doors: Debra Klyn; South Doors: Sherwin and Paula Klyn

C4C LEADERMarch 24:  Glenda Van Woerkom

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

Today:  Lois Slings – C,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C; March 24:  Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Sherwin Klyn; March 24:  Jeff Vander Molen

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

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

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

Goodfellas – Please meet after church this morning in the basement.  We are going to start up a Bible Study-Social night.  We would like to know how many are interested.  Or contact Jon Van Woerkom.

Church School classes will not meet today.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on 1 Peter 3:8-17, “Following Jesus in Times of Suffering”.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Logan Luke Nieuwsma, son of Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC, Faith CRC and Calvary CRC at Calvary CRC for a worship service led by Rehoboth Christian School Band under the direction of Pella native, Kevin Zwiers.  The band will perform a program called “Come to the Water”.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We extend our Christian sympathies to Billie and Doyle Vande Lune on the death of Billie’s sister, Kee Buitenwerf, on March 13. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Joann Verhey on the death of her brother, Dave Van Rees, on March 10.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Mary Ann and Lawrence Vander Molen on the death of their sister-in-law, Dora Bruxvoort, on March 10.  We thank God that we may entrust all of our loved ones to His eternal care.

We wish a happy birthday to Lester Van Zee who will celebrate his 94th birthday on March 20, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

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

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

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

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

GEMS will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Pella II for our end-of-the-year GEMS Tea.  Prayer Partners, please RSVP to Katie Magnussen at kathrynmagnussen@gmail.com if you have not done so already.

Steven Talsma will give the Deacon 101 Presentation and Building Update, which he presented at the last Council Chat, at the Pella Manor Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on March 20.  Anyone is welcome to join if they would like to hear it again or if they have questions since the Council Chat, or if you missed the Council Chat and would like to hear what was presented.

Dad’s Belgium Waffles is coming back to Faith CRC on March 20, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go towards GEMS camp.

PRAYER MEETINGS:  We are again beginning a prayer meeting for the congregation of Pella II.  Our first meeting will be Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  Beginning in April we’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  We understand that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

COOKIES NEEDED:  Please sign up in the basement if you are willing to donate cookies for this year’s De Kinderen Kloset sale!  Cookies need to be in the church kitchen by Friday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m.  Please avoid using peanut butter or nuts of any kind.  Thank you in advance!

DE KINDEREN KLOSET: You are invited to come and shop at De Kinderen Kloset on March 29 & 30!  De Kinderen Kloset is a ministry of Pella II CRC where our goal is to exchange high quality used children’s clothing and goods at affordable prices while benefiting local ministries. Proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit Freedom House Ministries.  Come shop on Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. – noon (with some ½ price items) in our church basement.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

NEW — VOLUNTEER REMINDERS:  Starting last week, email reminders for Sunday greeter, nursery, usher and coffeetime volunteers were sent to members scheduled in these roles.  This is part of the Breeze rollout (referenced in Council reports).  Reminders will be sent on Thursdays for those scheduled on the upcoming Sunday.  The subject line will be “Reminder (Pella Second Christian Reformed Church)”.  The email text will indicate your role for that Sunday.  Note that schedules will continue to be published in the bulletin and newsletter.  The intent of these reminders is to be an added convenience.  More about Breeze to come!

TULIP TIME PARKING:  The annual Pella II fundraiser is once again selling our church parking spots for Tulip Time (May 2-4). The parking spots are $45 each for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.  After April 15, these spots will be available for the community to purchase. There is a sign-up sheet in the basement. Please make checks payable to Pella II Youth Group and give them to Glenda Van Woerkom.  Proceeds this year will be used for future Serve Projects and Pella II GEMS Club.

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Pella Christian High Chamber Choir will begin their spring choir performances Sunday, March 24, at the Second Reformed Church in Pella at the morning worship service.  They will continue at the following churches for evening services:  March 31 – Sully CRC, April 14 – Covenant Reformed, April 28 – Second CRC, and finish at the May 5 Tulip Time Worship service.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

Parents of Pella Christian High students are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the gymnasium Monday, March 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (1:30 dismissal).  There WILL be classes Friday, March 29, for a snow make-up day.

Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run/Walk:  Join the fun and be part of the 12th annual Gene Van Wyk 5k Run on April 20.  All proceeds from the run go towards the Gene Van Wyk Memorial Fund and the Gene Van Wyk Weight Room at Pella Christian High School.  Registration costs are $15 for students, $20 for adults, and $70 for family if you register by April 8.  Fees increase by $5 per event after that date. Register on-line at www.genevanwyk.com or pick up a form at the high school office or at Home Realty located at 1212 Washington Street in Pella.

WELDERS NEEDED:  Mobility Worldwide-Leighton is in need of welders.  We would appreciate competent welders willing to use their own shop and equipment to weld various parts for our PET carts.  These carts are sent worldwide to give the disabled the gift of mobility.  Please contact Pete Verhey at (641) 204-1972 with questions or amount of time you could donate to this project.  Thank you!

TRANSFORM 2019:  The Well is excited to hold the second annual Transform event on May 6-11, 2019.  Last year 25 projects were finished in Marion County by 250 volunteers!  How neat it was to see relationships built, homes restored, parks cleaned, trees planted and our communities connected through service.  We truly believe lives are transformed when we put our faith into action and serve.  We hope to accomplish even more this year with an emphasis on the Pella and Knoxville areas.  We are looking for project leaders, projects to complete, and volunteers!  If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the transformation for one day, a morning, the entire week, alone, or as a team, fill out a volunteer profile for Transform at thewelliowa.org/acts/transform.  See bulletin board for more information.

7TH/8TH GRADE TEACHER:  Peoria Christian School is looking for a part-time teacher for the 7th/8th grade class for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you are interested in the position, please call or email Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org) for more details.  Please be in prayer as we look for a teacher for next year.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Deborah and God’s Unlikely Heroes – Women did not commonly hold leadership positions in the Old Testament, yet here in Judges, we find Deborah.  Explore Judges 4-5 with Groundwork to discover why her leadership was God’s answer to Israel’s cry for help and see how God continually makes heroes out of unlikely people.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Just Teasing – Is teasing harmless?  Things go from bad to worse as Liz, Spike, Morrie, and Scooter all start teasing everyone and end up needing medical attention!  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Lent is a time of self-examination.  In your family time, ask some of these questions:  Did I love people today like Jesus would love them?  Did I do things I wish I hadn’t done, or were there things I should have done that I didn’t?  Pray together about those things.  (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

March 10, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 10, 2019                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………. Take Time to Be Holy……………………………………………….

Change My Heart, O God / Be Thou My Vision

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………….. Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above.. Celebration #97:1, 2, 4

*Sing…………………………………………….. Cornerstone………………………………………………………

*Sing……………………………………….. More Than Amazing………………………………………………..

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

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

Offertory:  The Lord’s Prayer – Vocal Solo by Will Van Wyngarden

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Haaften……………………………………………………. Matthew 6:5-13

Pew Bibles – page 1504

Sermon……………. “The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Kingdom”………………………..

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series, Part 2

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer………………………………………………………………….

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

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

*Sing…………………………….. Build Your Kingdom Here – chorus……………………………………..

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender

Worship Team

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 10, 2019         Combined First CRC, Faith CRC and Second CRC                  6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Great Is the Lord……………………… Piano/Organ Duet

How Majestic Is Your Name

Proclaim the Glory of the Lord

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

Opening Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing – More of Your Favorite Hymns………………………………………………………………………….

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus………………………………………….. Celebration #581:1, 2, 4

The Old Rugged Cross……………………………………………………………….. Celebration #327
1 – All; vs. 2 – Women; vs. 3 – Men; vs. 4 – All

*He Lives……………………………………………………………………………. Celebration #368:1-3

*What a Day That Will Be……………………………………………………. Celebration #762:1-2

*Statement of Our Faith – The Apostles’ Creed……………………… page 3 in back of Psalter

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

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

Offertory: Grace Greater than Our Sin

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Peter 3:7

Pew Bibles – page 1889

Sermon…………………… “A New Way for Men to do Married Life”……………………………….

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………….. The Love of God…………………. Celebration #157:1, 3

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

*Sing…………………………………… The Love of God – Chorus…………………………………………….

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

Preacher:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders

Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Gloria De Bruin

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Vicky Slings, Martha Uitermarkt, Nathaniel Veenstra; March 17:  (A.M.) Katie Magnussen, Sarah Christensen, Carson Tukker

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; March 17:  East Doors: Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma; North and South Doors:  Jason and Sharesa Van Arendonk

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

Today:  Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; March 17:  Lois Slings – C,S; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Jeff Van Kooten; March 17:  Sherwin Klyn

MARCH MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Marion Klyn, Leona Nunnikhoven
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Jim Gosselink, Thressa Nieuwsma
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Sherwin Klyn, Sylvia Langstraat
Justin Van Zee          –           Debra Klyn, Gary Kuiper

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

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

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

10:45-11:15 a.m. – Women’s Ensemble rehearsal for March 17.

Church School classes will not meet today.  They will resume on March 24.

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

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 1 Peter 3:8-17.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Mildred Van Maanen on the death of her brother-in-law, Bill Van Maanen, on March 7.  We rejoice in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ.

“Thanks to all for the prayers, cards and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our father, grandfather, and brother-in-law.  A special thank you to Pastor Paul, Barbara, Brent and Susan for your visits!  ‘We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure.’ – Hebrews 6:19” – Les and Carla Nieuwsma & families and Thressa Nieuwsma

“Sylvia Langstraat, Ray & Lois Klyn, Marion & Glenda Klyn, Sid & Mary Klyn and Lester & Linda Klyn all want to thank the congregation for the many personal expressions of sympathy as well as phone calls and cards at the recent passing of their dear brother, Lawrence Klyn. ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.’ Psalm 116:15”

“Thank you for the expressions of happiness I received on my 86th birthday.  God is good, all the time.” – Lawrence Vander Molen

“Thank you to our church family for the many cards, meals, gifts and visits to help us celebrate Logan’s birth!” – Luke and Jeanetta Nieuwsma

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

WEDNESDAY:  Women’s Ensemble rehearsal, 7:00-7:30 p.m., for March 17; Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30-8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY:  The King’s Choraliers male chorus from Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be at Sully Christian Reformed Church at 7:00 p.m. as part of their 5-day Spring Tour with stops in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  They will be joined by The Gospel Singers. Don’t miss a wonderful evening of music and praise to God! No tickets, no admission.  Free will offering.

SATURDAY:  Cadet-O-Rama will be on March 16, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pella High School.  See the bulletin board downstairs for all the activities taking place.  Treat your family to a great morning and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council by attending.

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

NEW — VOLUNTEER REMINDERS:  Starting this week, email reminders for Sunday greeter, nursery, usher and coffeetime volunteers will be sent to members scheduled in these roles.  This is part of the Breeze rollout (referenced in Council reports).  Reminders will be sent on Thursdays for those scheduled on the upcoming Sunday.  The subject line will be “Reminder (Pella Second Christian Reformed Church)”.  The email text will indicate your role for that Sunday.  Note that schedules will continue to be published in the bulletin and newsletter.  The intent of these reminders is to be an added convenience.  More about Breeze to come!

PRAYER MEETINGS:  We are again beginning a prayer meeting for the congregation of Pella II.  Our first meeting will be Monday, March 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  Beginning in April we’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.  We understand that the power and wisdom of God released through prayer are essential for the future of our congregation.  We invite all to join us.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

WELDERS NEEDED:  Mobility Worldwide-Leighton is in need of welders.  We would appreciate competent welders willing to use their own shop and equipment to weld various parts for our PET carts.  These carts are sent worldwide to give the disabled the gift of mobility.  Please contact Pete Verhey at (641) 204-1972 with questions or amount of time you could donate to this project.  Thank you!

THANK YOU:  Freedom House sends thanks for the offering of $3,471.00 received at the Christmas Musical on December 1 and 2.  It is much appreciated!

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Dad’s Belgium Waffles is coming back to Faith CRC on March 20, serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go towards GEMS camp.

Pella Christian High Spring Play Ticket Sales Update:  We have gone online!  Tickets for “Murder’s in the Heir” performances held March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be avail-able on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ and no longer available in the school office.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

TRANSFORM 2019:  The Well is excited to hold the second annual Transform event on May 6-11, 2019.  Last year 25 projects were finished in Marion County by 250 volunteers!  How neat it was to see relationships built, homes restored, parks cleaned, trees planted and our communities connected through service.  We truly believe lives are transformed when we put our faith into action and serve.  We hope to accomplish even more this year with an emphasis on the Pella and Knoxville areas.  We are looking for project leaders, projects to complete, and volunteers!  If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the transformation for one day, a morning, the entire week, alone, or as a team, fill out a volunteer profile for Transform at thewelliowa.org/acts/transform.  See bulletin board for more information.

MAKING SUMMER PLANS?  Don’t forget about summer camp!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight camps, service opportunities and grandparent/grandchild camps. More information and registration are available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

7TH/8TH GRADE TEACHER:  Peoria Christian School is looking for a part-time teacher for the 7th/8th grade class for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you are interested in the position, please call or email Jeremy Copenhaver (principal@peoriachr.org) for more details.  Please be in prayer as we look for a teacher for next year.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • February Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  Our Failures and God’s Rescue – Do you ever feel like you continually struggle with the same sins? Join Groundwork as we examine Judges 2:6-9 to study the pattern of Judges and from it draw encouragement for our faith and confidence God will rescue us if we cry out to Him.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Yeah, Whatever – Liz decides to adopt an “I don’t Care” attitude when he gets a bad grade.  What can Grandpa do to help him change his attitude?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

March 3, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 3, 2019                       Second Christian Reformed Church                              9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………… Peace, the Gift of God’s Love…………………………………………

It is Well with My Soul

OPENING AND GREETING

Ribbon Creative Movement…………. “Beautiful Day”……………………………………………………

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………………… The Name of the Lord……………………………………………….

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

GEMS Litany……………………………… “Be a Blessing”…………….. Led by Katie Magnussen

Sing…………………………………………………. Changed…………………………………………………………

Summary of GEMS Year of Activities………………………………………………………………………..

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II GEMS

Offertory:  GEMS Activities Slideshow

Clarinet Solo – Cantilina – Alexis Vos

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………. Mark 10:46-52

Pew Bibles – page 1572

Sermon…………………………………….. “Practical Prayer”…………………………………………………

“Mountain Moving Prayer” Series – Part 1

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

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

*Sing…………………………………… We Receive Your Blessing……….. GEMS & Congregation

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team; Scripture Readers: Alexis Vos, Dave Stevenson, Jason Van Arendonk

* = Please stand if able.

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
March 3, 2019                    Combined First CRC and Second CRC                           6:00 P.M.

Prelude…………………………………….. O Worship the King…………………………………………………

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing – Hymn Request Time – Please state “blue” or “red” hymnal and page number………

*Statement of Our Faith – Nicene Creed………………………………… page 4 in back of Psalter

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Pella II GEMS

Offertory: The Good Shepherd – Ruth Stevenson, Pianist

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 Peter 3:1-6

Pew Bibles – page 1889

Sermon…………………. “The Submissive Wife is the Beautiful Wife”……………………………..

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………… The Solid Rock…………………… Celebration #526:1-3

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

*Sing…………………………………………… The Solid Rock………………………. Celebration #526:4

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

Preacher:  Pastor Brad Meinders;  Liturgist: Pastor Paul Bradford
Organist: Joyce Boender

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:  March 10:  World Renew – Disaster Response; March 17:  Calvin Theological Seminary; March 24:  General Fund; March 31:  Creation Station Preschool

NURSERY:  Today: (A.M) Emily Boender, Melissa Tukker, Carter Vos; March 10: (A.M.) Vicky Slings, Mary Van Haaften, Nathaniel Veenstra

GREETERS:  Today:  East Doors:  Al and Joyce Boender; North Doors: Ryan and Kim Hoekstra; South Doors: Kathleen De Haan; March 10:  East Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; North Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today:  Carolyn Harthoorn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C; Crystal Schreur – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; March 10:  Barb Gosselink – C,J,S; Glenda Van Woerkom C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER:  Today: Gary Vander Molen;  March 10: Jeff Van Kooten

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

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

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us at our church for worship. Welcome!

NEXT SUNDAY:  Church School classes will not meet due to spring break.  They will resume on March 24.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us at our church for worship. Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on 1 Peter 3:7.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We extend our Christian sympathies to Carol Ver Woert on the death of her brother-in-law, Bob Ver Woert, on February 19 and her mother-in-law, Ruth Ver Woert, on February 25.  May God comfort her with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Martha Slings who will celebrate her 101st birthday on March 7 and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for the prayers and cards I received during and following my recent hospitalization.  A special thank you to Steve Roose for his many visits and support.  Thanks as well to Pastor Bradford for his visits and calls.  Belonging to a great church family is such a blessing!”  Carl Van Houweling

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

TUESDAY:  Pella Christian High School invites all parents of 8th graders to the annual Parent Preview Night on March 5 at 7:00 pm. in the high school auditorium.  Information about high school (academics, extra-curriculars, costs, financial aid, etc.) will be shared. Refreshments and a time of fellowship and tours of the building will follow the meeting.  Anyone who knows of a family considering PCHS (for any HS-aged student) is encouraged to personally invite them to this meeting.

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome.

Come join the Cadets and GEMS on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the PCGS Legacy gym for our annual Pinewood Derby races.  Everyone is welcome to race in our open class; even with an old car.  The only requirement is that the car weighs less than 5 ounces.  Even if you don’t want to race, come join us for ice cream after the races!

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

FRIDAY:  Davis Folkerts’ organ concert that was planned to be in our church has been moved back to the Second Reformed Church at 12:05 since their organ overhaul has been completed.

PET AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  There are sign-up sheets in the church basement for your PET Auction donations.  Please consider what food-related items or events you wish to donate, and sign up ASAP!  March 27 is right around the corner!

PET AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up in the church basement if you are able to help with food service and clean-up for the March 27 PET Auction.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We have scheduled two more dates to have coffee and dessert with our church family at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella II.  Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us. If you have not yet attended, please sign up for Sunday, March 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., on the sheets in the narthex or downstairs, or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

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

2019 CRC YEARBOOK:  Anyone who would like to order a 2019 Yearbook should notify Ruth by March 14.  The cost is $10.00.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The King’s Choraliers, a 35-voice sacred male chorus from Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be presenting a concert of praise on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Sully Christian Reformed Church.  The King’s Choraliers have been bringing the Good News in song for nearly 70 years.  They will be joined that evening by The Gospel Singers.  Free will offering.

Cadet-O-Rama will be on March 16, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pella High School.  See the bulletin board downstairs for all the activities taking place.  Come and support the Cadets of Hawkeye Council

Pella Christian High Spring Play Ticket Sales Update:  We have gone online!  Tickets for “Murder’s in the Heir” performances held March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be available on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ starting Monday, March 4, and no longer available in the school office.

The Spring Salad Luncheon for Bible League will be held on Monday, March 25, at 12:00 noon at Pella First Christian Reformed Church.  The speaker for this event will be Chaney Rader, Senior Regional Field Director for Bible League in the Midwest.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, including men who would also be truly blessed by this vibrant speaker.  A freewill offering will be taken for Bible League.

Freedom House Update:  March 28, 8:30-4:00 at Trinity Reformed Church is our next volunteer training.  The class is called: Mental Health First Aid for Youth!  Please RSVP to freedomhouse17@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.  Limit of 30 people.

FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:

Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up is on March 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with a parent meeting to follow at 12:35 p.m.  RSVP by March 4.  For questions or to RSVP, contact the school at Office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131.

Peoria Christian School is again making Dutch Letters.  Orders are accepted through March 8 and can be placed by contacting any school family or by calling Michelle De Haan at 641-660-7373.  Each letter is $4.25 or six for $25 or 12 for $48.  Letters will be made on Saturday, March 23, and need to be picked up that day at the school or at Chris and Lisa Ver Meer’s in Pella.  Questions – call Michelle De Haan.

MAKING SUMMER PLANS?  Don’t forget about summer camp!  Registration is open for Be Bold 2019!  Lake View Camp offers day camps, overnight camps, service opportunities and grandparent/grandchild camps. More information and registration are available at www.lakeviewconference.com.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • 2019 Church Directory

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Gift of Generosity – Our mailboxes and inboxes are often full of requests for donations and support.  Join Groundwork as we study Romans 12:6-13 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 to learn why believers should be thankful for the opportunities to give, how to be responsible givers, and how to recognize generosity as a spiritual gift.

KIDS CORNER: I Quit! – Liz finally makes the football team, but that is just the start of his problems.  Will he be able to stick with it or is he going to have to quit the team?  Listen now at kidscorner.net.

ASH WEDNESDAY FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Wearing ashes on one’s forehead on Ash Wednesday is a symbol of repentance.  Talk with your kids about the fact that repentance is more than saying “I’m sorry” – it means asking God to change our heart and mind.  See tinyurl.com/LentQuestions and tinyurl.com/LentKids for help explaining what Lent means.