October 7, 2018

MORNING SERVICE OF WORD AND SACRAMENT
October 7, 2018                                                                                                            9:30 A.M.

Prelude………………………… Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing……………………………………

Break Thou the Bread of Life

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………… Build Your Kingdom Here……………………. Worship Team

Hosanna

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

Council Chat Invitation……………………………………………………… Deacon Corey Magnussen

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………. Christian Education Fund

Offertory:  God So Loved the World

Children 3 years-PreKindergarten are dismissed to C4C (Children for Christ).

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Sharesa Van Arendonk………………………………………. Ephesians 1:11-14

Pew Bibles – page 1818

Sermon……………………………………….. “The Deposit”  …………………………………………………..

“God’s People” Series – Part 6

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Jesus Shall Reign…………………………………………………………

THE LORD’S TABLE

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Preparing to Receive 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.

Communion

Invitation

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 obe-dience 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.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanks

CLOSING WORSHIP

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

*Sing…………………………………………. Jesus Shall Reign………………………………………………….. ……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist:  Phyllis De Vries
* = Please stand if able.

Boldface type = Congregational Response

 

 

Announcements for October 7, 2018

OFFERINGS:  October 14:  BackPack Program; October 21:  CRC Disability Concerns; October 28:  Calvinist Cadet Corps

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Crystal Schreur, Lindsay Golliet, Nia Hoekstra; October 14:  (A.M.) Amy Bokhoven, Brooke Van Woerkom, Kirby Van Wyngarden

C4C LEADERToday:  Melissa Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; North Doors: Larry and Janice Van Weelden; South Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom; October 14:  East Doors: Ken and Janiece Van Woerkom; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Steve and Kim Roose

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

Today:  Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; October 14:  Sarah Christensen – C; Lois Slings – C,J,S; Carol Ver Woert – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Sherwin Klyn; October 14:  Jason Van Arendonk

OCTOBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Jerry Uitermarkt, Lawrence Vander Molen

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Marilyn Vander Molen, Mae Vander Wiel

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Ed Uitermarkt, Joyce Vander Molen

Justin Van Zee                          –     On Home Service

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

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

C4C (Children for Christ) 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 leader is Melissa Tukker.

This morning we look forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper.  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.

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.

There will be a Council Chat at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Brad Meinders will preach on John 14:1-11, I Am the Way.  The offering is for Chaplain Ministries.

NEXT SUNDAY: Justin Van Zee, missionary to Cambodia, will be preaching in our morning service on October 14.  He will have an additional presentation about his work in the sanctuary after the worship service.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship at our church.  Pastor Paul Bradford will be preaching on John 15:1-17, I Am the True Vine.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  Dena Bokhoven is scheduled for knee replacement surgery tomorrow, October 8, at Mercy West in Des Moines.  Your prayers will be appreciated.

We extend our Christian sympathies to Jerry and Chris Branderhorst on the death of Chris’s sister, Carolyn Arkema, on September 30.  May God comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Jesus our Lord.

We wish a happy birthday to Mae Vander Wiel who will celebrate her 89th birthday on October 11, and to Joann Verhey who will celebrate her 85th birthday on October 12, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Grateful.  Thankful.  Blessed…is how I felt after receiving all the recent birthday wishes you sent.  The cards, calls, gifts, emails were so appreciated.  God Bless You All.” – Anne Bokhoven

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

TUESDAY:    On October 9 at 7:00 p.m., the Pella Christian High School Music Department will showcase its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert.  The Marching Band, Concert Choir and Cantabile will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium.  Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our PCHS students.  A bake sale will be held before and after the concert.  The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Music Department.

WEDNESDAY:  Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:30-6:50 p.m.

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

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

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

Adult Choir will meet from 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 welcome to attend. For more information contact Julie at 628-1303.

SATURDAY:  New Life Prison Community Church is sponsoring a free Christian concert by the Jeff Arrandale Band at Grace Fellowship on October 13 at 7:00 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken for New Life.

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

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will practice this Wednesday, 6:30-6:55 p.m.

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

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal this Wednesday, 8:00-8:45 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 11, 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 Sunday, October 21.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Our Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on Wednesday, October 17, 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.

PCHS Alumni Football Night:   All Pella Christian High School alumni are invited to attend the home football game against Interstate 35 on October 19 at 7:00 p.m.  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.

Pathways of Pella will have their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet on October 20.  The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Federated Fellowship, Pella, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  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.

Pancake Breakfast – The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 20, from 7:30-10:00 a.m., at the high school.

Wycliffe Banquet – Want to learn about the latest techniques in Bible translation?  Interested in knowing more about the work of Wycliffe?  A banquet will held at Central College (Graham Annex) at 6:00 p.m. on October 20. The banquet is free, but you need to make your reservations before October 13 by calling Frances at 628-2587 or Kathleen De Haan at 628-1739.

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.  There will be a free-will offering to support this ministry in Cary, Mississippi.

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 by calling 628-4440.  Adult tickets are $10 with $6 for children.  PCHS students attend free, but do need to reserve a seat at the school box office.

Grace Fellowship is taking orders for fresh home-made stroopwafels – 12 for $12.  To place an order, call 628-1885 or email office@gracepella.org by Wednesday, October 24.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • October Council Report
  • September Financial Report
  • Huyser Prayer Letter
  • Le Mahieu Letter from PNG

 

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