September 2, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
September 2, 2018                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………. Variations on Praise to the Lord, the Almighty……………………………..

Welcome and Call to Worship…………………………………………………………………………………….

*Opening Prayer, Mutual Greeting………………………………………………………………………………

*A Time of Praise…………………………………………………………………….. led by Worship Team

*Come, People of the Risen King…………………………………………………………………………….. ……

*Your Grace Is Enough……………………………………………………………………………………………

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God………………………………………………………………. Missions Fund

Offertory:  All Creatures of Our God and King

The children are invited to the front during the offertory.

Children’s Message………………………………………………………………………………. Bev De Vries

*Sing………………………………….. Open the Eyes of My Heart………………………………………….. ……

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

Scripture Reading……………………………………………………………………………… Ephesians 1:1-6
Pew Bibles – page 1817

Sermon……………………………………………. “Chosen ……………………………………………………….

“God’s People” Series – Part 1

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

*Sing………………………………………. You Are My All in All……………… Celebration #583:1, 2……

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

*Sing……………………………….. Your Grace Is Enough Chorus………………………………………… ……

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford;  Organist: Joyce Boender

Worship Team:  Lexie Matherly, Katie Escoto, Nia Hoekstra, Kaden Van Wyngarden;
Will Van Wyngarden, Tammy Bradford, Barbara Boertje DeVries, Carter Vos

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   September 9: General Fund; September 16:  Resonate Global Mission; September 23:  International Justice Mission; September 30:  PCGS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Melissa Tukker, Vicky Slings, Adalynn Van Arendonk; September 9:  (A.M.) Katie Magnussen, Barb Gosselink, Carson Tukker

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Steven and Kayla Talsma; North Doors: Ken and Shirley Zylstra; South Doors: Robert Rus; September 9:  East Doors: Dave and Ruth Stevenson; North Doors: Ruth Van Hal; South Doors: Phyllis De Vries

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

Today: Mary Van Haaften – C,J,S; Janiece Van Woerkom  C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S; September 9:  Debra Klyn – C,J,S; Barb Wilson – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Brian Van Kooten; September 9:  Ken Van Woerkom

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

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

The children are invited to the front for a children’s message after the offering has been received.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Ryan Faber will preach on Psalm 91.  The offering is for the Food Shelf.

NEXT SUNDAY: Next Sunday is our annual church picnic and outdoor service.  Come and enjoy a meal already prepared for you along with praise and worship out in God’s creation.  Come to Caldwell Park about 11:45 for lunch, with a worship service to follow.  Please bring your own chair to use during worship; dinnerware will be provided.

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC at First CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on John 8:12-58. The offering will be for Pella ProLife.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: We wish a happy birthday to Elmer Kloosterman who will celebrate his 84th birthday on September 8, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

“Thank you to all who sent me well wishes, whether by card, telephone or in person, for my 85th birthday.  Praise be to God.” – Hermina Stursma

“My thanks to all those who remembered me in many different ways on my 87th birthday.  I thank God for my health that I can still worship with all of you at Pella II.” – Ken Van Gent

MONDAY:  Perk Up will not meet on Labor Day.

TUESDAY:  Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  All girls 2nd through 8th grade are invited to GEMS Kickoff, 6:30-8:00 p.m. on September 5 at Pella II.  Join us for supper and a Garden Party to learn about our theme for the year, 2 Corinthians 9:8 and being a blessing.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

On September 5 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Cadets will be holding their annual Kickoff party.  All Cadets, boys in grades 2-8, and their families are invited to the NORTH shelter house at West Market Park for food and games.

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES:

Adult Choir’s first weekly rehearsal of the fall will be this Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  New and returning Choir members are encouraged to join us!

Children’s Choir (1st-6th graders) will practice on Wednesdays, 6:30-6:55 p.m. beginning September 12!

Praise Bands – If you are interested in singing or playing in one, please see Barbara Boertje DeVries!

ADULT CHOIR CHILD CARE continues to be a need!  Two ways for you to please consider helping if you will not be singing:  Volunteer to help in the nursery by signing up (sheet located on table in basement) and/or financially support hiring help from outside our congregation. Please contact Glenda Van Woerkom.

KINGDOM KIDS SIGN-UP:  Do you have a 4-year-old through 1st grader that would like to join us on Wednesdays for Kingdom Kids?  This year we are learning about “What Jesus Means to Me” – worship, giving, stewardship, thankfulness, obedience, and sharing with others about Jesus – how we show Jesus we love Him and spread His love to others.  Your boys and girls will enjoy crafts, snacks and other activities.  We meet twice a month (schedule will be given) on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:50, in the big room on the third floor.  Sign-Up sheets are in the basement and in the foyer at the entry, or you can call/text Arlys at 641-780-1967 with your information.  Start date is September 19!  Arlys, Carla and Les are looking forward to seeing you!

OUT TO LUNCH (OTL) Women’s Bible Study will be starting up again on Tuesday, September 11.  Please join us at the KCWN studio at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, fellowship and Bible study.  All ladies are welcome to join!  Please contact Bev De Vries or Allison Van Wyngarden with questions.

PHOTO DIRECTORY UPDATE:  We have updated photos for many of you but you may want to update your narrative too.  You have until September 12 to submit updated photos and/or narratives.  Ideas for the narrative include jobs, hobbies, favorite Bible verses, etc.  You can email changes to bpierson@iowatelecom.net or put in one of our mailboxes.  If you have questions or need assistance please see Melissa Tukker, Stephanie Roose, Paula Klyn or Susan Pierson.

OFFERING OF SEPT. 30 EXPLANATION:  One way the PCGS Board provides tuition assistance to families is through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  The board’s desire is that Christian Education be an affordable option for all families.  This program is available to all PCGS families and is needs-based assistance.  This year approximately $100,000 will be awarded to qualifying families.  To learn more about PCGS’s tuition assistance options visit www.pellachristian.net

CARY DONATION TRUCKS:  The Cary donation trucks are now located at The Well.  See the flyer in your mailbox today for more information.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

College Planning Night – On Monday, September 10, parents of juniors and seniors at Pella Christian High School are invited to a presentation and question/answer session about navigating the college admission and financial aid process.  This information will be especially valuable for parents who have had no experience with the process previously.  We will meet in the school library at 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to an open house at The Well to learn about all of the resources and new programs available to community members.  Tour different resource booths, and hear about The Well’s vision moving forward, as the Lord continues to serve His people through The Well!  We hope you can join us on September 13 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. for light appetizers, and a brief program at 5:30 p.m. This is open to ANYONE interested in participating in a program, or learning more about the new programs being offered this fall.

Intergenerational Worship Workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D. – Join Faith Formation Ministries at First CRC on September 29 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. to learn about the importance of spiritual formation in the home.  Syd Hielema and Jill Friend will present on four important topics intended to help us strengthen both our families and church: connecting dots between worship, home and other church ministries; strengthening and growing an intergenerational (IGEN) leadership culture, naming and nurturing strengths already present in the congregation and faith storytelling ideas that will bless an IGEN culture.  Registration is free and lunch will be provided.  Learn more and register at network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/intergenerational-worship-workshop-sioux-falls-sd

PCHS VOAG/FFA APPRECIATION DINNER:  PCHS’s new VoAg/FFA program begins this fall!  As a thank you, they would invite those who have supported this effort financially to an Appreciation Supper at the high school at 6:00 p.m. on September 6.  You will be treated to supper, hear about the start of the program, and meet the students, instructor, and ag advisory committee.

PCGS FALL FUNDRAISER EVENT – Please come join us on Friday, September 7, at the Pella Sports Complex (just east of PCHS) from 5:00-9:30 p.m. for a night of fun, food, and fellowship.  Multiple activities will be taking place, including a middle school softball tournament, kickball for preschool through 5th grade, and other activities (laser tag, inflatables, and face painting).  Supper will be served at the concession stand along with snacks, pie and ice cream.  Donations will be accepted through the office leading up to the event or at the event itself, and all proceeds will go to Pella Christian Grade School.  Please bring a chair, and come be part of the fun!

THE GOSPEL SINGERS MALE CHORUS is beginning their 49th year this season.  We are always looking for new members.  If you think that you might be interested, please join us for our first rehearsal on Saturday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Our rehearsal will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

SUB SANDWICHES:  Peoria Christian School is selling sub sandwiches again this year.  There are two types — Ham and Pella Bologna with Swiss and American cheese, or Ham and Turkey with Swiss and American cheese.  Sandwiches are $3 each or $36 for 13.  Along with the subs this year we are also selling Butter Braid pastries and Wooden Spoon cookie dough.  Orders are due Monday, September 10.  Orders can be emailed to emvangorp@iowatelecom.net or mvhart77@gmail.com or by calling the school (625-4131).  For questions on the Butter Braids or cookie dough contact Suzy Veenstra, 7808856.  Orders can be picked up at the school on September 26 after 4:00 p.m.

IN YOUR MAILBOX:

  • Pella Christian Grade School FOCUS
  • Cary Christian Center Donation Trucks Information

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Knowing Our True Identity – At our core, are humans naturally good or naturally evil?  More personally we ask: who am I?  What shapes my identity?  Join Groundwork in studying Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8, Acts 17:24-28, and Romans 3:9-20 to discover why we believe humans are both children of God and sinners. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: No Other Gods – When Liz and Spike discover the “Talisman of Omou” while cleaning the clubhouse, they are suddenly the most popular kids in school because this talisman is supposed to grant wishes.  Liz and Grandpa decide to teach the kids a lesson “Elijah style”. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.  Free Giveaway:  Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 3!”  Can you figure out all Kids Corner Bible puzzles?  www.kidscorner.net