October 28, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
October 28, 2018                           Reformation Sunday                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………………………… The Solid Rock…………………………………………………….

A Mighty Fortress

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Greetings from Cary Christian Center……………………………. Ruthie Kelly, Dewayne Davis

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing……………………………….. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God……….. Celebration #151:1-4

*Statement of Faith……………………… Apostles’ Creed……………………………………………………

*Sing……………………………………… This Is Amazing Grace………………………………………………

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………………………….. Calvinist Cadet Corp

Offertory Anthem:  Cornerstone

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

GOD’S WORD

Sing………………………………………… Open Our Eyes, Lord…………………….. Celebration #633

Scripture, read by Ray Klyn…………………………………………………………… Ephesians 1:15-18……

Pew Bibles – page 1818

Sermon……………………………………. “Glory and Riches”………………………………………………..

“God’s People” Series  Part 8

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………….. Cornerstone……………………………………………………… ……

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

*Sing………………………………………. Cornerstone (chorus)………………………………………………. ……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries, Accompanist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director
Worship Team;  Trumpeters:  Robert Rus, Will Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

Announcements

OFFERINGSNovember 4:  (World Hunger Sunday) World Renew; November 11:  Back to God Ministries International; November 18:  Missions Fund; November 22:  (Thanksgiving) Envelopes; November 25:  General Fund

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Kala Talsma, Lisa Vos, Alexis Vos; November 4:  Allison Van Wyngarden; Susan Pierson, Taryn Hugen

C4C LEADERNovember 4:  Lindsay Golliet

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Calvin and Mary Van Haaften ; North Doors: Ken and Esther Van Gent; South Doors: Wes and Arlys Veenstra; November 4:  East Doors: Bryan and Carolyn Harthoorn; North Doors: Kathleen De Haan; South Doors: Tom and Viola De Vries

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

Today: Kathleen De Haan – C; Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; November 4:  Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday:  Ken Van Woerkom; November 4:  Brian Van Kooten

NOVEMBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Jason Van Arendonk, Gary Kuiper; North Side:  Les Nieuwsma; 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.

A special welcome to Ruthie Kelley and Dewayne Davis from the Cary Christian Center who will bring greetings during our service this morning.

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. there will be a joint Reformation Day Celebration including several CRC churches at First Christian Reformed Church.  Dr. Kyle Dieleman, Assistant Professor of History at Trinity Christian College, will be bringing God’s Word, and there will be music by a joint choir.  A nursery will be provided and someone will be available to help with their elevator.  The offering is for Trinity Christian College.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptism of Colton Corey Magnussen, son of Corey and Katie Magnussen.  May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

Next week is World Hunger Sunday.  Don’t forget your Peter Fish!

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, “I Am the resurrection and the Life”.

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

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Alberta De Jong who will celebrate her 85th birthday on November 3, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Dear Pella 2 Family – Thank you so much for the cards, visits, phone calls, and other ways you expressed your concerns.  Most of all, thank you for your prayers.  I thank the Lord for healing that is taking place.  God is Good, All the Time!” – Kathleen De Haan

“Thank you for all the beautiful cards and thoughtfulness of my church family for my birthday.  I thank God for the 85 years He has given me.  God is Good!” – Lois Klyn

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

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 17. Our Fall Project offering for Hope Ministries and Crossroads of Pella will be taken again at this meeting.  All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us.

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

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

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

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

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

NEED LEAVES RAKED?  The Cadets will be raking leaves this coming Saturday afternoon, November 3.  If you have a yard or know of a yard that could use some leaf removal, please contact Shane Tukker (303-827-4085) or any other Cadet counselor.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING:  There will be a Congregational Meeting on Monday, November 5, 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.

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!

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; 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 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 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 and it will be arranged.

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

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 some cans of peaches.

SOUND OPERATORS (and anyone interested in being a part of this important ministry):  A sound training event will be held at Third Reformed Church on Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Please contact Barbara Boertje DeVries by this Tuesday if you are interested in attending.

THANK YOU:  The PC Eagles football program thanks all who came out to support us at our pancake breakfast on October 20.  The freewill donations given will go toward equipment and other items needed for the football program.  Special thanks go to Bonnie and Doug for all of their help and to the Lion’s Club for the use their pancake grill.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

The Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 9, 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.  More information and list of items to be auctioned are on their Facebook.  Please join us for a fun-filled evening.

Dutch Letters for Sale!  Sully Christian School is selling hand-rolled Dutch Letters. Each 12″ stick is stuffed with almond filling and comes to you frozen to bake at your convenience.  Six Dutch Letters are $25.00.  Pick-up date is Friday, November 9, noon-9:00 p.m. at Sully Christian School.  Delivery options are also available. To order –  Sandi De Vries, 641-793-2911, Cell 641-780-4049 or scsdutchletters@gmail.com.

A Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held on November 12 at Peoria Christian School.  Please come and join us for a “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 Peoria Christian School if you are interested in coming – 625-4131 or email office@peoriachr.org.

PCHS ANNUAL FINANCIAL DRIVE:  The Pella Christian High School Annual Financial Drive is currently underway.  The goal for this year is $75,000 to be used to support the general fund of the school.  You received a letter in your church mailbox last week explaining the drive.  Donations can be sent directly to the school office at 300 Eagle Lane or given to any board member.  Thank you for your ongoing support of the mission of PCHS.

PELLA CHRISTIAN GRADE SCHOOL OPENINGS:  PCGS has an immediate opening for a one-on-one teacher aide for a lower elementary student for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year. A current Iowa teaching or para-educator certificate is desired, but not required. See www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm if interested or contact David Te Grotenhuis, tegrotenhuisd@pellachristian.net, for more information.

PCGS has a three-hour-a-day food service worker opening.  Primary responsibilities include washing dishes, serving K-2, and general clean up/help around the kitchen.  Go to www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm for application information.  If you have questions, contact Taunya Van Maanen at vanmaanent@pellachristian.net.

PCGS has an opening for a kindergarten aide. The candidate would assist the teacher from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on days kindergarten is scheduled.  A para-educator license is preferred, but not required. The application and statement of faith can be found at www.pellachristian.net/news/employment.cfm.

PCGS has bus driver openings for the 2018-19 school year.  Interested applicants should contact Chris Fynaardt (fynaardtc@pellachristian.net or 641-295-4354).

REQUEST FROM PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:  November 3 we will be working on accreditation for our school.  We need all stakeholders to attend, starting at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast and working through lunch.  Please consider attending part or all of this important process.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided so please RSVP to office@peoriachr.org by November 1.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella II Newsletter
  • Pella Christian High Reporter
  • Breaking Barriers, from Disability Concerns
  • Focus on the Family bulletin

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  The Tower of Babel – What is the purpose of this curious story?  Study Genesis 11:1-9 with Groundwork to learn what God’s intervention in a human effort to build a tower to the heavens teaches us about our human motivation and human efforts, our need for God, and God’s ultimate plan for all nations.  Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER:  Liz Miserable – Liz is having a very bad, horrible week when he loses Grandpa’s antique coin, fails a surprise test, and gets a cold.  Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Check out KC’s new Mezuzah craft at www.kidscorner.net.

FROM WORLD RENEW:  Next week is World Hunger Sunday – In communities where poverty is prevalent, men, women, and children often struggle to grow enough food, lack access to clean water, fight to rebuild after a disaster, and experience injustice.  Through your Peter Fish contributions, you are helping those in need gain new skills and knowledge to improve their lives.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP:  Faith5 is a simple five-step family faith formation practice that your family can do together.  First, share your highs and lows of the day.  Then read a Bible verse or story together.  Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, pray for one another’s highs and lows, and bless one another.  Faith5 is great for kids of all ages!  Check out Faith5.org for more.

FROM CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: Interested in learning more about theology or biblical studies?  Feeling called to a ministry role, but don’t know where to start?  Calvin Seminary invites you to join us for an upcoming Preview Day which is designed to give you the fullest seminary experience so you can experience for yourself how Calvin Seminary is preparing men and women for biblically faithful and contextually effective ministry of the Word.  Upcoming dates at www.calvinseminary.edu/previewday.