WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
We worship and celebrate today with the Church of Christ in all cultures.
October 1, 2017 9:30 A.M.
Prelude……….. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian………..
Let Us Break Bread Together
Call to Worship
Leader: We praise the God of all nations and peoples.
People: Whose mercy extends to the ends of the earth.
Leader: Who are my brothers and sisters?
People: They who walk in the way of Christ.
Leader: Who is my family?
People: They who dwell in God’s house.
Leader: We are many members,
People: But one body.
Song Somos uno en Cristo/We Are One in Christ Jesus Sharesa, Addie, Nora Van Arendonk
Moment for Missions Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe
God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting………..
A Time of Praise………..
* Ye Servants of God Celebration #38:1-4
Hear the Call of the Kingdom
Prayer for the Church Around the World………..
Choir Anthem……….. Only Jesus………..
Giving Our Firstfruits to God……….. World Renew Disaster Response Services
Offertory: Congregation singing He Will Hold Me Fast
Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C.
Scripture Reading……….. Genesis 4; Pew Bibles – page 6
Sermon……….. “The Two Kingdoms in This World” ………..
*Hymn of Preparation……….. Jesus, I Come……….. Celebration #491:1, 3
*Our Profession……….. from The Belgic Confession, Article 27
Leader: What do you believe about the church of Christ?
People: We believe and confess one single catholic or universal church — a holy congregation and gathering of true Christian believers.
Leader: What binds them all together?
People: They await their entire salvation in Jesus Christ, are washed by his blood, and sanctified and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Leader: How big is this church?
People: This holy church is not confined, bound, or limited to a certain place or certain persons. But it is spread and dispersed throughout the entire world, though still joined and united in heart and will, in one and the same Spirit, by the power of faith.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
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.
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.
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.
*Sending Song Hear the Call of the Kingdom
*Postlude….. Hear the Call of the Kingdom Reprise…..
Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings
Assisting: Rev. Alex Agbuya, Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist
OFFERINGS: October 8: Rev. Dr. Peterson Wang’ombe; October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund
NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Libby Braafhart, Katie Magnussen, Carter Vos; October 8: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Vicky Slings, Kaden Van Wyngarden
C4C LEADERS: Today: Crystal and Rob Schreur
GREETERS: Today: East Doors: Dave and Brenda Klyn; North Doors: Dorell and Elizabeth Uitermarkt; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; October 8: East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings
FELLOWSHIP COFFEE: C = 3 dozen Cookies; J = 1 gal. Juice; S = Serve
Today: Brenda Hugen- C; Vicky Slings – C,J,S; Ruth Van Hal – C,J,S; JoAnn Boot – C,S; October 8: Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S
CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Brian Van Kooten; October 8: Ken Van Woerkom
OCTOBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:
Joel and Jeannie Huyser – Home Service
Doug and Benita Le Mahieu* – Wes Veenstra, Darrell Boot
Lloyd and Nancy Peckham – Gertrude Wassink, Anne Bokhoven
Justin Van Zee – Jon Van Woerkom, Dena Bokhoven
* P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173; e-mail remains the same as in directory
TODAY: Welcome to Worship! We welcome all who worship with us today.
Fellowship coffee is served downstairs at 9:00 a.m.
Joel Huyser and Pastor Petersen Wang’ombe are joining us on this World Com-munion Sunday. As we celebrate the sacrament, all those who name Christ as Savior and who undertake to follow him in repentance are welcome to join us at the table.
C4C 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 Crystal and Rob Schreur.
Pastor Wang’ombe and Joel will present in the sanctuary after the morning service, during church school time. Pastor Wang’ombe has worked with Joel Huyser to establish a transformational network ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how God is working in Kenya. An offering for Pastor Wang’ombe’s ministry is scheduled for October 8.
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.m.
Today at 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Faith CRC. Pastor Ryan Faber will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — Christ’s suffering and death. Offering will be for Bethany Christian Services.
Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed – “He Descended into Hell”.
OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Mary Klyn who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on October 4 and pray for God’s blessings.
Pastor Dale and Gloria Slings contact information: Pastor Dale – (269) 806-1766; Gloria – (269) 808-3288; their joint email – email@example.com
MONDAY: Perk Up will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Happy Joes. All ladies are welcome.
Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.
Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir rehearsal from 6:30-6:55 p.m.
Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Christmas Musical rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 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.
FROM COUNCIL: The vote for the merge with the three churches was defeated by the congregational votes at each church on Monday evening. Council will begin to make plans for moving forward at its next meeting.
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!
ADULT CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES (even if you don’t normally sing in Choir! Contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information):
Reformation Service, to be held at Calvary CRC on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. here at Pella II.
Christmas Musical with orchestra on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 4, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. here at Pella II, with the concerts at First Reformed Church.
Monday, October 23: Pella II has the opportunity to serve a meal at The Well on Monday, October 23. If you would like to assist in preparing the food and/or serving, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom or sign up downstairs.
The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9. Men and women, please join us! Bruce Van Dusseldorp will speak about his work in Uganda.
Fall Music Concert: On Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m., the Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert. The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Music Department.
Hearthstone Soup Supper is Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.
Pancake Breakfast: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 14, at the high school. Pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 7:30-10:00 a.m. Free-will donations will help fund the football program. Thank you for your support!
Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, please contact Marilyn, 628-4827 or email@example.com, for more information.
Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 3. Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.
PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN YOUR MAILBOX:
Note from Pastor Tom
“What a day of worship!!
Many of our Pella 2 family have asked how I view Monday night’s results. Let me first reiterate that the entire merger experience was healthy and very beneficial. It was Father’s gift and a testing and validating opportunity.
As I said Sunday, having finally resolved the building issues we concluded we should build elsewhere, worship we discovered again, was from within us, not at an address. Oh how we have been able to worship! (Thank you Barbara) Next God tested our learning and gave us a relatively easy challenge, merger with one church (a second opportunity), this time we stepped forward quite easily, accepted the challenge. Shortly thereafter God added to the challenge, are you willing to consider working with 2 churches? To our amazement we said yes 80% in April. We were willing to consider giving up not only the idol of a building and address but also consider a new identity. We did not shut the door because it would be a very difficult thing. So we worked and we prayed, and we learned many fundamental truths. We like Abraham were willing to climb the mountain, if need be make the sacrifice, and like with Abraham God returned the sacrifice. I think Monday night God said I know you are willing, go in with my blessing.
So, we pick up RIGHT where we left off.
- Pastor Search team has already done most all that’s needed. Work on issuing a call by Christmas.
- Find and purchase property, by Christmas.
- Redo the fund raising and pledges, some who held back earlier need to join the team.
I really am excited about the next piece. Erin and I both prayed that answer we sought Monday night would be strong and decisive. IT WAS UNMISTAKABLE!
I must also admit that After Sunday’s worship, both services, we said to each other, “It will not pass, worship is Pella 2’s gift to be maximized to the utmost, and it cannot be lost”!
Pella 2 your mandate is clear – serve God and make disciples thru your much gifting, not the least OF which is WORSHIP.
Don’t look back, (Egypt will always disappoint) and do not stop to glance back (remember Lot’s wife). Get back to the starting blocks, tie your shoes tightly and RUN 2, RUN, RUN. And you Senior “seniors”, encourage, and pray like others did for you. It is time to RUN, no backtracking, leave the buried bones buried. “Forgetting what is behind run for the prize that is ahead.” RUN 2, RUN2, RUN!
I am still preaching. You are free to Run. — Love you all. PT”
Side note from the Admin team –
Tom has challenged all of us, we as a council will be discussing his thoughts on Monday evening. We ask for your prayers for our meeting on Monday evening and everyone at Pella 2 needs to realize what ever our next steps are, we as a council plan to get to work, but we must have everyone in the congregation “Running with us” and we must all be going the same direction. – Pella 2 Admin team