April 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  The King of Love My Shepherd Is

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

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

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

Pew Bibles – page 1015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

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

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

Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: I Love You, Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

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

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

C4C LEADERSToday:  Allison Van Wyngarden, Kaden Van Wyngarden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PCGS AND PCHS ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

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

District I: (Two to be elected)

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

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

District II: (Two to be elected)

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

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

District III: (One to be elected)

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICE:

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

April 8, 2018

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

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

Victory in Jesus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory:  We Choose the Fear of the Lord – Ensemble

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

Pew Bibles – page  1003

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

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

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

What a Mighty God / He is Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offertory: Thou Art Worthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pew Bibles – page 94

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

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

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

C4C LEADERSApril 15:  Allison Van Wyngarden, Kaden Van Wyngarden

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

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

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

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

APRIL MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

District I: (Two to be elected)

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

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

District II: (Two to be elected)

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

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

District III: (One to be elected)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:  April Council Report

April 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congregation:    Death has been swallowed up in victory!

   Choir:                   Where, O death, is your victory?

Congregation:    Where, O death, is your sting?

Choir:                   Christ is risen!

Congregation:    He is risen, indeed!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He Lives……………….. Celebration #368:1

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

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

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

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

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

Pew Bibles – page 1685

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church School will not meet today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

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

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

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

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

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

 

Words of Resurrection Hymn sung by choir:

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

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

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

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

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