August 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  God Will Make a Way

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

Pew Bibles – page 331

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

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

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

Installation of Pastor Paul L. Bradford

Announcement

Introduction

Instruction

Questions for Pastor Paul Bradford

*Questions for the Congregation of Second Christian Reformed Church

Dear congregation of Christ:

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

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

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

Congregation, what is your answer?

We do, God helping us.

Prayer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

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

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

I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  Be Still, My Soul

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

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

Pew Bibles – page 848

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders

Vocalists:  Wes & Arlys Veenstra, Sarah Van Zee

Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen; Pianist:  Barbara Boertje DeVries

 

* = Please stand if able.

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

August 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: Thy Word

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

1 – Trio; vs. 1, 2 – Congregation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

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

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

I Love You, Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  You Are My All in All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joel Vander Molen will be preaching this morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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  • July Financial Report

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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August 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  Nearer, My God, to Thee

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

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

Text: Philippians 3:7

Pew Bibles – page 1828

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

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

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

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

Declaration of God’s Invitation and Promises

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

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

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

Preparing the Bread and Cup

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

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

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

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

Communion

Invitation

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

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

The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Communion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Leona Nunnikhoven, Rob Rus

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Gary Kuiper, Dorothy Rus

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Brent Pierson, Bob Spencer

Justin Van Zee                          –     On Home Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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