October 4, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
October 4, 2020                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………………….. Seek Ye First……. Andrea Van Waardhuizen, Organist

We’ve a Story to Tell;  Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

OPENING AND GREETING

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

*Call to Worship for World Communion Sunday…………………………………………………………

Leader:   Today we gather around God’s table as Jesus’ disciples from around the world.

All:         We are the people of God!

Leader:   Though we differ in language, custom, and tradition,

All:         We are brothers and sisters in Christ!

Leader:   For there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all.

All:         We are one in God’s Spirit!

Leader:   We are one, and together we remember our Lord Jesus’ death for our sins, receive his presence with us now, and rejoice in our certain hope of life with him forever.

All:         For we are God’s redeemed people!

Leader:   He gave himself up for us, so we could be reconciled to God.

All:         Come, let us worship the God of our Salvation!

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………………………… By Faith……………………….. led by Worship Team

Sing ………………………………………….. Jesus, Only Jesus…………………………………………………..

Sing…………………………………. Jesus, Name Above All Names……………….. Celebration #86

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer………………………………………….

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Laura Branderhorst……………………………………………. Matthew 28:16-20

Pew Bibles – page 1550

Sermon…………………………………….. “Following Jesus”…………………………………………………

“One Body, One Purpose” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

*Sing……………………………………………… Step by Step………………………………………………………

Communion……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

*Sing………………………………………. There Is a Redeemer………………. Celebration #308:1-3

*Blessing & Exit Instructions……………………………………………………………………………………..

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………… GEMS National Organization

*Postlude……………………………………….. Step By Step………………………………………………………

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSOctober 11:  Missions Fund; October 18:  Bible League International; October 25:  Geneva Campus Ministries

TODAY:  This morning we look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper on World Communion Sunday.  We joyfully anticipate receiving the benefits of Christ’s salvation as we receive the bread and cup in faith.  If you have put your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and are seeking to faithfully follow him, you are welcome to join us at the table.

Church School meets from 10:45-11:05 today.  Due to coronavirus, it looks a little different this year.  Three-year-olds through 5th grade meet on the third floor, and 6th through 12th graders meet in the back of the sanctuary, near the sound booth.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Mae Vander Wiel who will celebrate her 91st birthday on October 11, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for helping me celebrate my recent birthday.  It was a great day due, in part, to all the cards, emails, notes, gifts and well wishes received from so many of you.  I was blessed by receiving them as I trust you were blessed by sending.  Thanks!” – Anne Bokhoven

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:45-6:50 p.m. on third floor.

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

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

Adult Choir will practice 7:15-8:15 p.m. Please bring masks.  For more information, contact Barbara Boertje DeVries at worship@pella2crc.org.

LIVE VIDEO: During this morning’s service a live video with audio of the service is projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement for parents or others who need to leave during the service.  Restrooms are available downstairs.  Our services are also live streamed and recorded each Sunday on YouTube, which can be found at bit.ly/Pella2.

NURSERY:  The nursery is open for use, but remains unstaffed for now.  If there is anyone (individuals or couples) currently willing to help out in the nursery on a rotating basis, please contact Sarah Christensen at sarah.christensen88@gmail.com or 641-780-8855.

PELLA CORPORATION MATCHING GIFTS:  Pella Corporation’s Rolscreen Foundation has approved our building project as a qualified matching gift program for employees and retirees!  Gifts given between June 9, 2020, and June 9, 2023, will be eligible.  Please contact Corey Magnussen for additional information.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to “GEMS National Organization”.  Our offering October 11 will go QR Codefor the “Missions Fund”.   Undesignated cash or check offerings go towards the mission or organization of the week.  If you desire to contribute to Second Christian Reformed Church and its ministries, simply write “Pella 2” on the memo line of your check. You can also give online by scanning the QR code to the right or by going online to pella2crc.breezechms.com/give/online.

For those not in attendance for any reason, the below options will remain available:

  1. Online – By logging into Breeze and clicking “Give Now” any member can donate through ACH transfer or Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Mail – Checks may be mailed to the church (Second Christian Reformed Church, 609 East 1st St., Pella, IA 50219). Please indicate “Attention Deacons” on the envelope.
  3. Drop Off – Donations may be dropped off in the slot in the deacon door at the base of the NW stairs. The door on the southwest side of the church is planned to be open during office hours. Feel free to call ahead (628-2966) to make sure the door is unlocked.

Thank you again for your continued support. – Pella II Deacons

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As Christians called to love one another, how can we talk about immigration in a way that unites us and is reflective of scripture?  Learn more about immigration from a biblical perspective through virtual workshops provided by the CRCNA — first three Tuesdays in October.  Questions? Contact Rose Admiraal, 641-204-1953, radmiraal44@gmail.com. Find out more at http://justice.crcna.org/church-between-borders.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Welcome and Care – Does Leviticus’ theme of hospitality extend to Christians and the church today?  Join Groundwork as we study Leviticus 19:33-34 and 1 Peter 2:9-10 to inform our thoughts and behaviors toward non-Christians and vulnerable people in our world today. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: A Star is Bored – Filmmaker Liz wants to direct a blockbuster, but he only has Morrie to act in it.  Can Liz make Morrie into a star?  Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner Bible Story Coloring Packet:  The Story Begins.  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

At-Home Faith Formation Tip – The Practice of Gratitude:  “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds” (Psalm 9:1).  Each day this week, look for one thing you’re grateful for, and then tell someone about it.  Write a note of thanks, make a phone call, say a prayer, or express your gratitude in another tangible way.