November 4, 2018

 MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
November 4, 2018                                                                                                             9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Thine Is the Glory…………………………………………………….

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………. There Is Power in the Blood……………………………………………….

BAPTISM OF COLTON COREY MAGNUSSEN

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 these brothers and sisters 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

BAPTISM

DECLARATION, BLESSING, AND WELCOME

Brothers and sisters, we now receive Colton 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 Colton 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.

*Sing…………………………………………… Baptized in Water…………………… Celebration #465:1, 2

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

Anthem……………………………………. It Is Well with My Soul…………………………………………………

Response, singing………………………… It Is Well (chorus)…………………………………………………….

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

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Regina Vaverka……………….. Ephesians 1:15-23;  Pew Bibles – page 1818

Sermon………………………………………………. “Power”……………… “God’s People” Series  Part 9

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Offering (procession to front)………………………. World Renew for World Hunger – Peter Fish

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

*Sing……………………… The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power (Chorus)……………………………….

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

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

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

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
November 4, 2018     Combined First CRC, Faith CRC and Second CRC                  6:00 P.M.

Prelude………………………………………. Lord, I Need You…………………………………………………..

Living Hope

OPENING AND GREETING

Welcome…………………………………………………………………………………. Pastor Brad Meinders

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing – Resurrection Hymn Requests (Celebration Hymnal #357-368)………………………….

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

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 17, Q&A 45…………………………………………………………..

How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?

First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he won for us by his death.

      Second, by his power we too are already now resurrected to a new life.

      Third, Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection.

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

Offertory:  I Surrender

GOD’S WORD

Scripture………………………………………………………………………………………………. John 11:1-27……

Pew Bibles – page 1668

Sermon………………………….. “The Resurrection and the Life”………….. Pastor Ryan Faber

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Because He Lives……………………. Celebration #358:1……                                                                         ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Because He Lives……………………. Celebration #358:3……

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

Preacher:  Pastor Ryan Faber;  Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Melissa Geetings

* = Please stand if able.

Announcements

OFFERINGSNovember 11:  Back to God Ministries International; November 18:  Missions Fund; November 22 (Thanksgiving):  Envelopes; November 25:  General Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Allison Van Wyngarden; Susan Pierson, Taryn Hugen; November 11:  (A.M.) Sharesa Van Arendonk, Lisa Van Kooten, Kaden Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERToday:  Lindsay Golliet

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Brent and Lisa Van Kooten; North Doors: Kathleen De Haan; South Doors: Ruth Van Hal; November 11:  East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors:  Troy and Brenda Hugen; South Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman

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

Today: Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Sharon Van Zee – C,S; November 11:  Carla Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Ruth Stevenson – C,J,S; Lisa Vos – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Brian Van Kooten; November 11: Gary Vander Molen

NOVEMBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Pearl Van Waardhuizen, Gertrude Wassink

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Ruth Van Hal, John Van Woerkom

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham*    –     Larry Van Weelden, Jon Van Woerkom

Justin Van Zee                          –     Ken Van Gent, Wes Veenstra

*New address: 118 Estrella St., Tustin, CA 92780

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 Colton Corey Magnussen, son of Corey and Katie Magnussen.

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

Today is World Hunger Sunday, and we will collect the Peter Fish.  Thanks for feeding the fish and fighting hunger.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Faith CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on John 11:25-26, “The Resurrection and the Life”.

NEXT SUNDAY:  At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on Revelation  22:12-13, “I Am the Alpha and the Omega”.  The offering will be for Creation Station Christian Preschool.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We rejoice at the birth of a healthy girl, Everly Jane, on November 2 to Will and Taylor Vande Voort.  We thank God for this great gift!

“Thank you for all the cards and well wishes for my birthday. It’s such a blessing to be part of such a loving church family.”- Cathryn Van Ee

“Thank you to the Perk Up ladies for the flowers and to the congregation for their prayers, cards, calls and visits for my birthday.” – Kee Buitenwerf

“I want to thank everyone for the cards and telephone calls that I received for my birthday.” – Thressa Nieuwsma

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.  We will vote on changing future property locations (as mentioned in the last Council Chat), the 2019 Budget, and select new office bearers.  People having accepted the nomination for Elders are Les Nieuwsma, Calvin Van Haaften, Bill Wilson and Jason Van Arendonk.  People having accepted the nomination for Deacon are Jamis Christensen, Jason Van Hal, Jacob Vaverka and Brent Van Kooten.

Consistory and Council meetings will meet at “normal times”, pausing for the Congregational Meeting.

WEDNESDAY: Please join the GEMS girls at Pizza Ranch between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. for our fundraiser night.  Bring along the invitation in your mailbox and we’ll receive an extra 5% of your purchase.  We look forward to serving you and appreciate all your support!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will meet from 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Cadets will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Adult Choir will meet from 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical Rehearsal is 7:45-9:00 p.m.

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:  The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar is at their school gym. Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy 3:00-6:30; Coffee Time 3:00-4:30; Supper 5:00-6:30; Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00.    Please join us for a fun-filled evening.

C4C LEADER SIGN-UP:  There is a sign-up sheet downstairs for those that 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!

THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES:  The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families.  Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 200 cans of peaches by next Sunday, November 11.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing some cans of peaches.

PICTURE DIRECTORY:  The updates to the church picture directory have been placed in your mailbox along with instructions.  The committee will update your book if you would like.  Please put your name in your book and place it and the update packet in the box in the church library.  Please also see one of us if you need additional update packets.  Thank you! – The update committee:  Stephanie Roose, Melissa Tukker, Paula Klyn and Susan Pierson

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We invite our new church family to have coffee and dessert with us at the parsonage in order to get to know everyone better and to hear your hopes and dreams for Pella 2. There are several “Dessert with the Bradfords” gatherings scheduled this fall; note that two new dates have been added — Saturday morning, November 17, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and Thursday evening, December 13 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Middle and High School youths are also welcome to join us.

Please sign up in the narthex or downstairs or email secretary@pella2crc.org.  If you cannot attend a time that you have signed up for, or if you need a ride, contact Ruth at the church office and it will be arranged.  Please sign up at least by the Sunday before the event so we can be prepared to welcome you. We are excited to have you over! – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  It’s that time of the year where we remember the greatest gift ever given and we pass on the love and joy of that gift to others!  We’re letting our excitement team up with the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again this year.  This means sharing a little bit of what we have with kids that need it. A few suggested gifts for shoeboxes: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, yo-yos, jump ropes, pens, markers, crayons, paper, coloring and picture books, writing pads, solar calculators, t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, etc. Please note: due to increasing customs, toothpaste, gum, and all forms of candy are no longer allowed. Do Not Include used or damaged items or war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate or lotions/liquids. There are boxes downstairs or fill your own shoebox or small plastic container. If you want to fill a box but don’t want to do the shopping, please give your money to Stephanie Roose by Wednesday, November 14, and we will fill a box for you. Please return your box to church by Sunday, November 18.

THANK YOU:  The Pella BackPack Program sincerely thanks the GEMS of Pella II for packing and donating hygiene kits to Pella BackPack Program.  Your kindness and generosity will help children in need in the Pella area.  Thank you!

CROSSROADS PRISON MINISTRIES is looking for people (mentors) who are willing to review prisoner lessons and write them a letter of encouragement.  A lesson would be sent to you weekly.  Their ministry is growing rapidly and students are waiting for a mentor.  I have done this for over 15 years and continue to be blessed.  Please consider being a part of this ministry. Talk to me and I will give you more information.  Thank you! – Kathleen De Haan

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  Winter Retreat will be held at Lake View Camp on December 15 and 16.  The topic will be over John 3:30 – “He must increase, but I must decrease.”  We will see how we each can live this out in this world. See the poster and registration form on the bulletin board or at www.lakeviewconference.com.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

A Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held on November 12 at Peoria Christian School.  Please come and join us for “Lunch with a Vet”.  If you are a veteran or know of a veteran, invite them to join us for lunch and a special tribute to honor them.  RSVP to the school if you are interested in coming – 625-4131 or email office@peoriachr.org.

Bluegrass and BBQ is set to be a fun, toe-tapping evening on December 1 at Pella Christian High School.  You will enjoy a BBQ dinner as you listen to the banjo picking and sweet harmonies by the Benson Family Singers, a family bluegrass band from Faribault, Minnesota!  This is a fundraiser for the PCHS Band Trip in April 2019 to Minneapolis and a concert at Bethel University.  Tickets are available on the band website band.pellachristian.net or the school office for $28.  Contact Mrs. Dykstra with questions at dykstras@pceagles.org.

BENEFIT SUPPER: Joshua Academy Benefit soup supper on Wednesday, November 7, at Calvary CRC from 5:00-7:00 serving soups, beef burgers and pumpkin bars.  Principal Chris Hurley will share school news with us at 6:00 p.m.  Joshua Academy is celebrating their 10th year providing affordable Christ-centered education to 140 K-12 grade students in urban Des Moines.

FREEDOM HOUSE has closed on their new house!  Please consider an end-of-the-year donation toward paying off the home.  Checks can be sent to P. O. Box 815, Pella, or donate online (mark that it’s for the home) freedomhouseministry.org.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Photo Directory Updates
  • Justin Van Zee’s information card

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: I Belong: Completely and Forever – The Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1 brings great comfort to many believers.  Join Groundwork as we study Romans 14:1-12 and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 to explore the scriptures that give us the confidence to say we belong body and soul in life and in death to our faithful Savior Jesus Christ. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: What is the Measure of You Success? – Liz really, really wants a Jeter 10,000 video game for Christmas.  Will he get it? Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Check out KC’s Gifts of Kindness Advent Calendar and Devotional at www.kidscorner.net.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Make prayer part of your everyday life with a family prayer bulletin board.  Post lists titled “Things we’re thankful for”, “Things we’re worried about”, “People who need our prayers”, etc.  Add to your lists after school or at bedtime, then pray together about all your joys and concerns.

FROM WORLD RENEW:  Today we bring our offerings to God and ask Him to use them to supply the needs of those living in poverty to achieve Uzima — a sense of wholeness and life as God intended it to be.