September 30, 2018

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

Prelude…………………………………….. O Worship the King…………………………………………………

Here I Am to Worship

OPENING AND GREETING

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

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

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

PRAISE TO GOD

*Sing…………………………………………… The Solid Rock…………………… Celebration #526:1-4

Build Your Kingdom Here

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

Giving Our Firstfruits to God…………………………………. PCGS Tuition Assistance Program

Offertory Anthem:   Soon and Very Soon

GOD’S WORD

Sermon…………………………………….. “The Inheritance”………….. Text – Ephesians 1:11-14
“God’s People” Series – Part 5        Pew Bibles – page 1818

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

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

Solo…………………………………………………. One Day……………………… Glenda Van Woerkom……

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

*Sing………………………………………. O That Will Be Glory……………… Celebration #769:1, 2

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

Minister:  Pastor Paul Bradford; Organist: Joyce Boender; Worship Team
Adult Choir:  Phyllis De Vries, Pianist; Barbara Boertje DeVries, Director
Trumpeter:  Will Vande Voort

* = Please stand if able.

 

 

Announcements

OFFERINGS:   October 7:  Christian Education Fund; October 14:  BackPack Program; October 21:  CRC Disability Concerns; October 28:  Pella II Cadets.

NURSERYToday: (A.M) Martha Uitermarkt, Sarah Christensen, Alexis Vos; October 7:  (A.M.) Crystal Schreur, Lindsay Golliet, Nia Hoekstra

GREETERSToday:  East Doors: Levi and April Nieuwsma; North Doors: Brent and Susan Pierson; South Doors: Ray and Lois Klyn; October 7: East Doors: Jim and Barb Gosselink; North Doors: Larry and Janice Van Weelden; South Doors: Jon and Glenda Van Woerkom

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

Today:  Kim Vander Molen –  C,J,S; Allison Van Wyngarden – C,J,S; Lola Spoelstra – C,S; October 7: Paula Klyn – C,J,S; Jeanetta Nieuwsma – C,J,S; Sharon Walker – C,S

CHURCH VAN DRIVERToday: Jeff Vander Molen; October 7: Sherwin Klyn

OCTOBER USHER SCHEDULE: Center:  Bob Spencer, Adam Slings; North Side:  Sherwin Klyn; South Side:  Tony Van Zee

Attention October Ushers:  If you are unable to usher your scheduled time, please contact head usher, Dave Stevenson at 620-9028 or 641-230-1086.

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.

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

At 6:00 p.m. we will join First CRC and Faith CRC at Faith CRC for worship.  Pastor Paul Bradford will preach on John 10:1-10, I am the Door. The offering is for InterVarsity of Central College.

NEXT SUNDAY: We look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning.

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 will be for Chaplain Ministries.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY:  We wish a happy birthday to Cathryn Van Ee who will celebrate her 88th birthday on October 1, and to Mary Klyn who will celebrate her 84th birthday on October 4, and pray for God’s continued blessings.

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

Consistory will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m.

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 study Lesson 15.  All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us.

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.

SATURDAY:  You are invited to Pella Christian Grade School’s Open House.  Phase 3 is complete!  Come see our new space.  Please join us for an Open House on October 6, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  The entire community is welcome!  A very special thank you to all of our donors!

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 – Singers are encouraged to join us for our first rehearsal this Wednesday, October 3, 8:00-8:45 p.m.

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.

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, please contact Ruth.

Desserts currently scheduled include: October 2, 4, 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

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION SEMINAR:  Living Into Our Faith – One Generation to the Next – The home is the most important influence on a child’s faith.  But talking about faith does not come easily to every parent or caregiver, and in today’s busy families, time is not always a friend.  How can the church support families in teaching their children how to live into their faith?

Peoria CRC invites you to a seminar on Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. at Peoria Christian School gym on Family Faith Formation led by Trudy Ash from Faith Formation Ministries. She will be sharing a new practical resource on Family Faith Formation as well as walk through some basic shifts in our thinking that have the potential to build a stronger, more vibrant faith formation culture in your congregation.  All are welcome!  There is no charge and coffee will be provided.

 

ADVANCE NOTICES:

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.

Fall Music Concert:  On Tuesday, 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 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.

Save the Date:  New Life Prison Community Church will be sponsoring a free Christian Concert on Saturday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m.  Jeff Arrandale Band will be playing at Grace Fellowship in Pella.  A free-will offering will be taken for New Life.

You are invited to help celebrate Faith Christian Reformed Church’s 50th anniversary on October 14 at 9:30 a.m.  A special service is planned with past pastors participating.  A light lunch will follow the service.

PCHS Alumni Football Night:  This is an invitation to all Pella Christian High School alumni 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 throughout the evening and there will be a large tent set up north of the grandstands where you can catch up with other PCHS alum and enjoy free hot chocolate and snacks.  This is for adults only please.

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 also about the changes made at Pathways of Pella this year.  This year’s theme is Rustic Elegance.  Join us for an evening out with food, fellowship and fun.  To reserve your spot call 628-4827 or email marilyn@pathwayspella.org by October 15.

Wycliffe Banquet – Want to learn about the latest techniques in Bible translation?  Interested in knowing more about the work of Wycliffe?  An Event Celebrating the Power of God’s Word may be for you.  This is a banquet to be held at Central College (Graham Annex) at 6:00 p.m. on October 20 where you can enjoy good food and fellowship while hearing how God is using Wycliffe to bring the Bible to more people in their mother tongue and how you can help.  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.

PCHS Fall Musical:  PCHS’s theatre season opens with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, Oklahoma!, to be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 25-27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Vermeer Auditorium at PCHS.  Now in its 75th year, Oklahoma! was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, earning several Academy Awards for its 1955 film adaptation. 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.  These delicious pastries are perfect for upcoming holiday gatherings.  Special pricing – 12 for $12.  To place an order, call 628-1885 or email office@gracepella.org no later than Wednesday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Empty Cradle invites you to “A Walk to Remember” on October 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Scholte Church in Pella Historical Village.  Empty Cradle supports and connects families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.  Family and friends are invited to join us for a time of remembering these precious babies.  For more information, call  Hospice of Pella at 620-5050.

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CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Creation – Religions and cultures of all kinds have stories and legends describing how they began.  By design, these stories impart meaning, purpose, and identity rooted in a shared history.  Join Groundwork in studying our creation story found in Genesis 2 to remember our identity and purpose as God’s created people.    Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: Discord of Three – A bully is bothering Scooter, but what can Liz do about it?   Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP – In her wonderful book Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, Traci Smith suggests gathering your family weekly for a “gratitude café”. With coffee, tea, or cocoa in hand, invite each family member to write down and share five things that happened in the last week that they’re grateful for.  This one simple practice could have a huge positive effect on your family!