October 27, 2019

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
October 27, 2019                                                                                                          9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………. I Sing the Mighty Power of God………………………………………..

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship…………………………. God Is Our Refuge……………………………………….. Choir

*Opening Prayer………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

PRAISE TO GOD

* Litany for Reformation Sunday / Sing: A Mighty Fortress ………Celebration #151:1-4

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………. Christian Education Fund
Offertory…………Sing:  Living Hope…….led by Worship Team

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Jon Van Woerkom…………………………………………….. Ephesians 5:25-33

Pew Bibles – page 1823

Sermon……………………….. “The Covenant of Marriage, Part 2”……………………………………

“Christian Marriage” Series, Part 3

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Sing………………………………………………… Yes, I Will………………………………………………………..

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

*Sing………………………………………………. Yes, I Will………………………………………………………..

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

Pastor: Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Worship Team; Worship Leader: Jon Golliet
Trumpeters: Will Vande Voort, Robert Rus
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries – Pianist, Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements for October 27, 2019

OFFERINGSNovember 3:  World Renew (World Hunger Sunday); November 10:  Back to God Ministries International; November 17:  General Fund (Facilities Upkeep focus); November 24:  Ministry Shares; November 28 (Thanksgiving Day):  Thanksgiving Envelopes

NURSERYToday: (A.M.) Lisa Van Kooten, Susan Pierson, Alexis Vos; November 3:  Kim Roose, Judy Van Zee, Ethan Tukker

C4C LEADERNovember 3:  Sarah Christensen

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; North Doors: Jerry and Martha Uitermarkt; South Doors: Calvin and Stephanie Roose; November 3:  East Doors: Matt and Lisa Vos; North Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today: Paula Klyn – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; November 3:  Sarah Christensen – C,J,S; Bev De Vries – C,J,S; Melissa Tukker – C; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Sherwin Klyn; November 3:  Jeff Vander Molen

NOVEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Stu Bokhoven, Jamis Christensen; North Side:  Tony Van Zee; South Side: Jeff Van Kooten

Attention November 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.

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

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

At 6:00 p.m. there will be a joint Reformation Day Celebration at Calvary Christian Reformed Church.  Dr. Jul Medenblik, President of Calvin Theological Seminary, will be bringing God’s Word, and there will be music by a joint choir.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday –  remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join Connect Church and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Nate Klingenburg will preach.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Alberta De Jong who will observe her 86th birthday on November 3 and pray for God’s blessings.

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

All-church prayer meeting at the parsonage from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  We invite all to join us to pray for the ministries and outreach of our congregation.

WEDNESDAY: The GEMS club invites everyone to our Pizza Ranch fundraiser Wednesday Oct. 30th at the Pella Pizza Ranch between 5:00 and 7:30 pm.  Take a night off from cooking and come and support our great group of girls.

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

THE PCHS THEATRE TROUPE will open its 70th theatre season with Disney’s newest musical, Newsies, on October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.  Having just been released to the general public, Pella Christian will be only the 4th high school in Iowa to perform the show!  Reserved tickets are no longer sold in the school office but are available for purchase on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/  (This link will also appear on the school website.)  Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students ($2 more at the door) which includes credit card and handling fees charged to the school.  All sales will be final.

FROM THE DEACONS:  If you have not yet picked up your Peter Fish, they are still available by the back sanctuary entrance.  Please consider filling them with your spare change and bring them back on November 3, World Hunger Sunday.  We will collect them at the a.m. service.  Please pray for all in our world who struggle to have enough food each day.

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP IN THE NURSERY?  More willing helpers are needed to care for our children in the nursery on Sunday mornings.  If you are able to help, please contact Sarah Christensen, 641-780-8855 or sarah.christensen88@gmail.com.

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 150  15.25 oz. cans of fruit cocktail for these boxes no later than November 17.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of fruit cocktail.  A collection table will be downstairs.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Children’s Choir’s next rehearsal will be Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30-6:55 p.m.  See Barbara Boertje DeVries for details.

Pella II Mission Team is planning a trip to Cary Christian Center this winter.  Tentative dates are leaving December 1 or 8, CCC has 9 roofs that need to be replaced, we will be staying in the dorms and hopefully finding someone to cook for us.  The trip could be a week or shorter if the work is finished.  Please contact Jon van Woerkom if you have interest in going.

Cary Christian Center Catfish Fry will be on November 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Faith CRC in Pella.  We will also be serving Chicken and hush Puppies along with some sides.  Please join us to support the programs at the Cary Christian Center.

Understanding and Responding to Our Polarized Politics: A Christian Perspective.  Geneva Campus Ministry presents University of Iowa Associate Professor Cary Covington.  Join us for a lecture on how the church and Christians can engage amid strife and conflict in our culture.  Sunday November 3rd, 3pm. Shambaugh Auditorium. 125 W Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Waffle Supper:  Save the date and bring your appetite! The IGNITE Youth Group of 1st CRC will be having their annual Belgium Waffle Supper on Wednesday Nov. 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Enjoy delicious waffles with all the toppings, sausages & drink.  Support the IGNITE Youth Group and their mission trip this summer.

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 8, at the Peoria Christian School Gym.  This year’s theme is “For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b.  Please plan to join us for a fun-filled evening.  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.  Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items that will be auctioned off.  Thank you for supporting Peoria Christian School.

You are invited to hear the story of a family seeking asylum here in Pella and learn more about the asylum process in the U.S.  How do we respond Biblically and less politically about immigration? All faith communities are invited to Calvary CRC on November 10 at 2:30 p.m.  Nursery will be provided.

Veterans Day Lunch! You are invited to join Peoria Christian School in honoring Veterans with a short assembly and luncheon on Tuesday, November 11, at 12PM.  If you would like to join us, please RSVP by November 8.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AT PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL:  PCHS Parents, please plan to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences during one of the following times:

Monday, October 28, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  School dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, from noon-2:00 p.m. with an 11:30 a.mm. dismissal.

These conferences will take place in the gymnasium.  A reminder that there will be no classes on Friday, November 1, for a teacher work day.

The PCHS Theatre Troup will open its 70th theatre season with Disney’s newest musical, Newsies, Oct. 31, Nov 1 & 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the PCHS Vermeer Auditorium.  Having just been released to the general public, Pella Christian will be only the 4th high school in Iowa to perform the show! Reserved tickets are no longer sold in the school office but are available for purchase on-line at https://pchstt.booktix.com/ (this link is on the school website home page.) Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students ($2 more at the door) which includes credit card and handling fees charged to the school.  All sales will be final.

ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR OPENING: Pella Christian Grade School and High School have an immediate opening for a full-time Admissions Director.  The Admissions Director is responsible for representing and marketing PCGS and PCHS to parents, prospective parents, and community to bring in new students and retain current students. This includes managing the entire admission process and events from initial inquiry to enrollment to integration into the school. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please call the PCGS office (641-628-2414) or email (tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net). Mr. Te Grotenhuis would be happy to have a conversation with interested parties or make contact with potential applicants.

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CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FAITH OF OUR FAMILIES – How do I nurture the faith of my children? My heart aches for a loved one who doesn’t believe in God. Join Groundwork as we dig into Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 1:18-19a, and more to answer questions you have sent us about encouraging the faith of those we know and love. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Bible New: Esther, Part Two – Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Esther. How can she save God’s people? Will she give the ultimate sacrifice? Listen now at kidscorner.net.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: “Regardless of what a family looks like, its adult members can have a big impact on the development of children’s faith. And they do that primarily by modeling faith in everyday moments. What do those moments look like? They are amazingly ordinary. Holding hands, praying at the table, going to bed . . . talking about a bad day at school—those moments all have the potential to form faith.”—from Dear Parent: A Guide for Family Faith Formation, by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley (Faith Formation Ministries; crna.org/FaithFormation).