October 14, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
October 14, 2018                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… Amazing Grace……………………………………………………

We Are One in the Spirit

OPENING

Welcome and Announcements……………………………………………………. Pastor Paul Bradford

Call to Worship, Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………

PRAISE TO GOD

Song………………………………………… We Are the Children……………………… Children’s Choir

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

*Sing……………………………………… Rescuer (Good News)……………… led by Worship Team

*Sing…………………………………………. Lord, I Need You…………………………………………………..

Mission Moment………………………………………………………………………… Rev. Justin Van Zee

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………… BackPack Program

Offertory:   “Where Rivers Meet” Video

GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading………………………………………………………………………….. Philippians 2:1-11

Pew Bibles – page 1827

Sermon…………………………………… “The Way of Christ”……………….. Rev. Justin Van Zee……

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision……………….. Celebration #562:1, 2

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

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision…………………… Celebration #562:4……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Missionary: Rev. Justin Van Zee
Organist: Melissa Geetings
Children’s Choir: Tammy Bradford, Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
October 14, 2018                   Combined First CRC and Second CRC                              6:00 P.M.

Prelude……………………………. There Is a Name I Love to Hear………………………………………..

Holy, Holy, Holy

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

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

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

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

* Jesus Is All the World to Me………………………………………………… Celebration #512:1, 2……

* My Faith Has Found a Resting Place…………………………………… Celebration #528:1, 3……

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………… BackPack Program

Offertory:  Prayer for Peace  – Ruth Stevenson, pianist

Sing……………………………………………. You Are the Vine…… Vocal Ensemble, Congregation

Scripture, read by Ryan Hoekstra…………………………………………………………… John 15:1-12……

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Sermon…………………………………… “I Am the True Vine”……………… Pastor Paul Bradford

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

*Sing…………………………………… O Jesus, I Have Promised…………… Celebration #676:1, 4

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

*Sing………………………………………….. You Are the Vine…………………………………………………..

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

Preacher:  Pastor Paul Bradford;  Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Melissa Geetings
Vocal Ensemble:  Tammy Bradford, Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSOctober 21:  CRC Disability Concerns; October 28:  Calvinist Cadet Corps

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Amy Bokhoven, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden; October 21:  (A.M.) Kim Vander Molen, Lisa Vos, Tessa Vander Molen

C4C LEADEROctober 21:  April Nieuwsma, Liam Nieuwsma

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Steve and Kim Roose; October 21:  East Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; North Doors: Elizabeth Uitermarkt; South Doors: Matt Walker

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

Today: Sarah Christensen – C; Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; October 21:  Susan Pierson – C,J,S; Kala Talsma – C; Melissa Tukker –  C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Jason Van Arendonk; October 21: Calvin Van Haaften

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

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

We welcome Rev. Justin Van Zee, missionary in Cambodia, who will be preaching in our morning service.  He will have an additional presentation about his work in the sanctuary at 11:00.

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 will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Paul Bradford will be preaching on John 15:1-12, I Am the True Vine.

NEXT SUNDAY: 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 10:11-18, I Am the Good Shepherd.

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 October 15.

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

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

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to study Lesson 16. Our Fall Project offering for Hope Ministries and Crossroads of Pella will be taken at this meeting and again on October 31.  All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us.

Our Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ  from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages.  Free will donations will be accepted.

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

Adult Choir will meet from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Christmas Musical Rehearsal, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast 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.

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES (Please see Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.):

Children’s Choir will not meet this Wednesday.  Our next rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

Adult Choir will practice this Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal this Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

DESSERT WITH THE BRADFORDS:  We would like to 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, each will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Middle School and High School youths are also welcome to join us. We have room for 12 adults and/or youths at each gathering.

Please sign up in the narthex or downstairs for one of the evenings or email Ruth Van Hal at 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.

Desserts currently scheduled include: October 18, 23 & 25, November 6 & 8. You can sign up as far in advance as you’d like, but please sign up at least by the Sunday before the event so that we can be prepared to welcome you. We are excited to have you over! – Blessings in Christ, Paul & Tammy Bradford

GEMS REQUEST YOUR HELP!  The GEMS Girl’s club is once again collecting hygiene items to include in the BackPack program.  The BackPack program provides kids with extra food for the weekend and now includes hygiene items twice a year so kids can feel their best at school.  A sign-up sheet is located in the basement and we ask that items be dropped off in the basement by next Sunday, October 21.

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 for these boxes by November 11.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of peaches.

PCHS ALUMNI FOOTBALL NIGHT:   All Pella Christian High School alumni are invited to attend the home football game against Interstate 35 this Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Look for the large tent just north of the grandstand where you will receive an alumni decal, register for prizes and enjoy free hot chocolate and snacks.  We will be recognizing the different eras of graduates during the evening and provide a cozy spot for you to rub elbows with fellow PCHS alum.  This is for adults only, please.

PATHWAYS OF PELLA annual Fall Fundraising Banquet is this Saturday, October 20, at Federated Fellowship, Pella, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given). You will hear from Senator Amy Sinclair on the importance of Prolife legislation, and about changes made at Pathways of Pella this year. To reserve your spot, call 628-4827 or email marilyn@pathwayspella.org by October 15.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Vermeer Charitable Foundation invites you to an evening with Dr. Kara Powell, executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. She will speak on the topic “Growing Young: Helping Young People Discover and Love the Church”. This free, open-to-the-public event is on Monday, October 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Third Reformed Church.  Further questions – call 628-3141 or e-mail charitablefoundation@vermeer.com.  More information at www.vermeer.com;, About Us, Community, Vermeer Charitable Foundation, Leadership Alliance.

Parent-Teacher Conferences at Pella Christian High School:  Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 25, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium.  A reminder that there will be no classes Friday, October 26, for a teacher work day.

Cary Christian Center – Come eat catfish and chicken with the folks from Cary Christian Center on October 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Faith CRC.

PCHS Fall Musical:  PCHS’s theatre season opens with the musical, Oklahoma!, to be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 25-27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS.  Tickets go on sale October 15 in the school office, or call 628-4440.  Adult tickets are $10; $6 for children.  PCHS students attend free, but do need to reserve a seat at the school box office.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be on Friday, November 9, at the Peoria Christian School Gym. Please plan to join us for a fun-filled evening.