September 13, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 13, 2020                                                                                                      9:30 A.M.

Prelude……………………………………. Morning Has Broken……………. Debbie Nelson, Pianist

All Creatures of Our God and King

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen;  It Is Well

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship…………………… O God Beyond All Praising……………………….. Adult Choir

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing………………………………….. Rise Up, O Church of God………….. led by Worship Team

*Sing ………………………………………… The River Is Here………………………………………………….

Sing……………………………. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying…………………………………..

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

Sing……………………………. Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying…………………………………..

Song……………………………………………. I Am Not Alone……………………………. Worship Team

GOD’S WORD

Scripture, read by Joyce Vander Molen……………………………….. Ephesians 6:10-11, 17-20

Pew Bibles – pages 1824

Sermon………………………………… “God’s Armor: Prayer”…………………………………………….

“Rise Up, O Church of God!” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

*Sing…………………………………….. Soldiers of Christ, Arise……………. Celebration #723:1-3

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

Offering, as you leave…………………………………………………………………………… General Fund

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

Pastor:  Paul Bradford; Organist: Andrea Van Waardhuizen
Adult Choir: Phyllis De Vries – Pianist, Barbara Boertje DeVries – Director
Worship Team; Trumpeter: Will Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSSeptember 20:  The Well;  September 27:  Ministry Shares

TODAY:  There will be a Council Chat immediately after the morning service.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Next Sunday morning the congregation will be blessed with the joy of witnessing the baptisms of Elsie Marie, daughter of Zach and Stacia Veenstra, and Theo Jay, son of Will and Taylor Vande Voort. May God be praised for His covenant faithfulness!

     On September 20 the church picnic and outdoor service will be held at Caldwell Park (across from the tennis courts on University Street).  Come at about 11:45 for lunch and enjoy a meal already prepared for you, followed by a praise and worship service. We will be doing the best we can with social distancing. Please bring your mask if you decide to attend. Dinnerware will be provided; bring your own lawn chair to use during worship.  If you plan to come for the meal, please RSVP to Brent Van Kooten (780-4255) or any of the deacons by this evening (Sunday, September 13), so we know how many are planning to come for the meal.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Anne Bokhoven, who will celebrate her 88th birthday on September 18, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you for all the cards and telephone calls for my birthday.  God is good!” – JoAnn Boot

MONDAY:  Our bi-monthly congregational prayer meeting is tomorrow, September 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Weather and construction permitting, we will meet on our new building site.  Bring your own lawn chair.  We will put our chairs on the slab in what will be our new worship center, sitting six feet apart.  If needed we’ll meet at our existing building in the fellowship hall.  An update will go out on One Call on Monday morning confirming where we’ll meet.

WEDNESDAY:  Adult Choir will practice in the sanctuary, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Please bring masks to wear while singing.  New members are welcome! Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries at (worship@pella2crc.org) for more information.

SATURDAY:  Pella Christian Football’s annual pancake breakfast is Saturday, September 19 from 7:30-10:00 a.m. at the PCHS commons.  Join us for pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls and drink.  Drive-up to-go orders will be available.  A freewill donation will be taken to support the Eagle football program.

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.

BABY GIFTS:  There is a table located in the entryway for anyone who wishes to bring a baby gift to welcome David Alexander, son of Dave and Ashley Voss, born August 21. – Sponsored by the Quilting Small Group

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Our Cadet Club will be hosting its annual Pork Patty BBQ on Wednesday, September 23 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The menu includes pork patty sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, desserts, and beverages.  The supper will be held outside on the church’s lawn.  Meals can also be packaged for to-go orders.  Free will donations will be accepted.  The funds raised will help the club pay for activities, campouts, supplies. etc.

College Planning Night – Parents of juniors and seniors are invited to the annual Fall College Planning Night on Monday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.  Mr. Engbers will review the college application and campus visiting process, talk about current trends in career planning, and give some college scholarship search tips.  This information may be especially valuable to parents preparing to send their first student off to college in the coming years, but anyone is welcome to attend!

PARENTS:  A live video with audio of our service is being projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement.  If you have a restless child or an infant who needs attention, please feel free to go downstairs.  You’ll be able to watch and hear everything that’s happening in the Worship Center.  Even if you’re not a parent and just need to move around, you are welcome to come down and watch as well.

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 the “General Fund”.  Our offering September 20 will go to “The QR CodeWell”.   Loose change and undesignated checks 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

PEORIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is looking for a facilitator on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to help in the 1st/2nd grade classroom.  If you would like to help or would like to know more information, contact Jeremy Copenhaver at principal@peoriachr.org.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK:  A Holy God Lives Among Us – Our Holy God chooses to live in our midst, among unholy people.  Join us as we study Leviticus 1:1-2, Leviticus 10:1-7 Hebrews 10:19-25, and Mark 7:1-5, 14-23 to discover what this Old Testament book teaches us about living well in the presence of a holy God. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Pat Answers – Chamy unveils her latest invention.  Introducing the Positronic Affirmation Transmitter!  Will it solve Chamy’s latest problem?  And how exactly does it mess up Liz’s batting practice? Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download God’s Got You Covered, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about divorce.  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that He had done.”  List all the things you “created” last week:  work projects, meals, social media posts, family schedules, clean clothes, conversations…  Which of these creations were “very good”?  Which helped others flourish?  Which did not?  Take some time to bring your list to God in prayer.