October 8, 2017


October 8, 2017 9:30 A.M.

Prelude Prelude in F

True-Hearted, Whole-Hearted

Welcome and Call to Worship

God’s Greeting, *Mutual Greeting

*A Time of Praise Led by Praise Band

* This Is My Father’s World Celebration #143:1-3

* Hear the Call of the Kingdom

* More Than Amazing

Congregational Prayer, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe

Offertory: Song of Devotion

Children’s Message……….. Jim Gosselink

Children’s Anthem……….. Bring Forth the Kingdom………..

Scripture, read by Joel Vander Molen Matthew 5:1-16

Pew Bibles – page 1501

Sermon “Jesus Brings the Kingdom to Earth”


*Sing……….. Bring Forth the Kingdom……….. verse 2, chorus 2x………..


The congregation will please be seated for the Council Chat following the Blessing.

Interim Minister: Pastor Dale Slings; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Children’s Choir: Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director; Phyllis De Vries, Pianist
Soloists: Rob Schreur, Kirby Van Wyngarden, Carson Tukker

* = Please stand if able.


Combined First CRC and Second CRC
October 8, 2017 6:00 P.M.

Prelude Praise to the Lord Organ-Piano Duet

The Heavens Are Telling

Welcome and God’s Greeting

A Time of Praise – More of Your Favorite Hymns

* Lord, Our Lord, Thy Glorious Name Psalter #13:1-3

* I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew Psalter #387:1-3

Congregational Prayer………..

Giving Our Firstfruits to God Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe

Offertory: Jesus Loves Me

*What We Believe……….. The Apostles’ Creed

Scripture Mark 15:33-39

Pew Bibles – page 1583

Sermon “He Descended into Hell??”


Response, singing How Deep the Father’s Love For Us


*Sing At the Cross Celebration #323:1-4


Preacher: Pastor Dale Slings; Liturgist: Pastor Brad Meinders
Organist: Phyllis De Vries; Pianist: Gloria De Bruin

* = Please stand if able.




OFFERINGS: October 15: Calvinist Cadet Corps; October 22: The Well; October 29: Pella II General Fund

NURSERY: Today: (A.M.) Jeanetta Nieuwsma, Vicky Slings, Kaden Van Wyngarden; October 15: (A.M.) Kim Roose, Crystal Schreur, Tessa Vander Molen

GREETERS: Today:   East Doors: Byron and Clarissa Van Zee; North Doors: Elmer and Darlene Kloosterman; South Doors: Phil and Vicky Slings; October 15: East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Robert Rus; South Doors: Jon and Nicole Yoder

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

Today: Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J; Arlys Veenstra – C,J,S; Wes Veenstra – S; Sharon Walker – C,S; October 15: Glenda Van Kooten – C,J,S; Lisa Van Kooten – C,J,S; Clarissa Van Zee – C; JoAnn Boot C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVER: Today: Ken Van Woerkom; October 15: Gary Vander Molen

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

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

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

There will be a Council Chat in the sanctuary right after the morning service.

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

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Reformation Day service the evening of October 29 at Calvary CRC. Additional rehearsals at Pella II are Sundays, October 15 and 22.

4:45-5:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal for Christmas musical, Morning Star, to be presented December 2 and 3. Additional Sunday rehearsals are October 15 and 22.

At 6:00 p.m. First CRC will join us for worship. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed — “He descended into hell.”

NEXT SUNDAY: Reformation Day choir rehearsal will be from 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Christmas Musical choir rehearsal will be from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Faith CRC, First CRC and Second CRC will join for worship at Second CRC. Pastor Dale Slings will continue the series on the Apostles’ Creed.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Alice Zylstra is in Iowa Methodist Hospital this weekend to remove blood clots in her right leg and to remove toes affected by lack of blood circulation. We ask for God’s healing mercies for Alice.

Dorell Uitermarkt sustained surgery this past Thursday evening at Iowa Methodist Hospital to remove a tumor from his colon. The doctor was pleased with how the surgery went. Pray for renewed strength for Dorell.

We wish a happy birthday to Mae Vander Wiel who will celebrate her 88th birthday on October 11, and to Joann Verhey who will celebrate her 84th birthday on October 12, and pray for God’s blessings.

“My recent birthday was made more special with all the cards, letters, emails, phone calls and gifts that were sent by my Pella II family members. Thanks and Blessings to all of you.” – Anne Bokhoven

Congratulations to Casey and Vanessa (King) Kloosterman on their marriage on Saturday, September 30. May God guide and bless them in their lives together. They will be living in West Des Moines.

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

The Bible League Fall Continental Breakfast will be held at Grace Fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on October 9. Please join us to hear Bruce Van Dusseldorp share about his work in Uganda.

TUESDAY: The Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. The band and choirs will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students. A bake sale will also 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: The Quilting Small Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. New members are welcome! Call Karen Spencer (628-1143) for more information.

Christian Fellowship Hour will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Lesson 3 in the study book on Luke. All ladies are welcome!

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

Children’s Choir rehearsal 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 rehearsal, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Christmas Musical Choir rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 p.m. (continuing each Wed. in October)

Hearthstone Soup Supper on October 11 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven East’s Dining Room. Delicious homemade soups, loose meat sandwiches and Fair Haven East’s famous pies! Order whole pies or place a take-out order by calling 628-1244. All proceeds to support the Good Samaritan Program at Hearthstone in Pella.

SATURDAY: The Pella Christian High Eagle Football team is hosting a pancake breakfast on October 14 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. Thank you for your support!

TODAY’S OFFERING is for the Nairobi Transformational Network (NTN), which Pastor Wang’ombe presented last Sunday. NTN is in need of a vehicle to assist them in carrying out their ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. Presently, they rely on public transportation which does not reach many areas of the city. Today’s offering will be designated to help NTN purchase a vehicle.

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!

UPDATE FROM THE PECKHAM’S: As noted in the letter in your mailbox from the Peckham’s, Lloyd’s stepdad Doyle Nystrom passed away on October 1. A memorial service to celebrate his life was to be held at Northpoint Evangelical Free church in Corona, California, on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m.


The Cadet Pork Patty Supper will be on Wednesday night, September 28. Please come and support our cadet program!

Monday, October 23: Pella II has the opportunity to serve a meal at The Well on Monday, October 23. If you would like to assist in preparing the food and/or serving, please contact Glenda Van Woerkom or sign up downstairs.

Pathways of Pella invites you to join them October 21 for their annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. The event is free (opportunity for financial support will be given) and will be held at Grace Fellowship beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be an opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place at Pathways of Pella. It is a casual event with a barbeque theme. Reservation deadline is October 16. If you would like to host a table, please contact Marilyn, 628-4827 or marilyn@pathwayspella.org, for more information.

PCHS’s theatre season opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Les Misérables, to be performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS. Les Mis is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit, and the themes of redemption and forgiveness are still what make Les Mis so important today. Tickets will go on sale October 16. Adult tickets are $10 and $6 for children.

Save the Date for the Peoria Christian School Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 3. Please plan to join us for some delicious food and a fun night as we support Peoria Christian School. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Ver Meer or Heidi Van Wyk.

THANK YOU: The Pella Community Food Shelf would like to thank you for partnering with us in collecting school supplies for the many children whose families visit the food shelf. Summer can be such a hardship for the parents with school-age children. With your help we were able to hand out supplies to 130 children. Thanks again for being such supporters of the food shelf. – Janice Brown and the PCFS Support Team

PELLA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL is seeking an Assistant Principal/Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should have administrative licensure as well as teaching credentials in the field of social studies. This position includes curriculum leadership as well as other administrative duties. Contact Principal Dan Van Kooten at vankootend@pceagles.org.


  • October Council Report
  • September Financial Report
  • Lloyd & Nancy Peckham Letter