November 1, 2020

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
November 1, 2020                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.

Prelude…………………………… Trust and Obey;  He Leadeth Me……………………………………….

Have Thine Own Way, Lord;  Be Still, My Soul

OPENING AND GREETING

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

Call to Worship – Litany for World Hunger Sunday, responsively…………………………………

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

PRAISE TO GOD

Sing………………………………………….. Oh How Good It Is…………………………………………………

*Sing……………………………………………. Forever Reign…………………………………………………….

*Sing………………………………………… Be Thou My Vision……………. Celebration #562:1, 2, 4

Children’s Message………………………………………………………………………………. Brent Pierson

Video……………………………….. “Every Table” – World Renew…………………………………………

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

Sing……………………………………. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus…………………………………………..

GOD’S WORD

Scripture…………………………………… 1 John 1:5-7; Acts 2:42-43, 46-47; Ephesians 4:15-16

Pew Bibles – pages 1898,1694, 1821

Sermon……………………….. “Experiencing Life in Community”……………………………………

“One Body, One Purpose” Series

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

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

*Sing……………………………………………. Build My Life……………………………………………………..

*Blessing and Exit Instructions……………………………………………………………………………………

*Offering, as you leave……………………………………. World Renew (World Hunger Sunday)

*Postlude………………………………….. Oh How Good It Is…………………………………………………

Pastor:  Paul Bradford;  Organist:  Phyllis De Vries
Worship Team; Worship Leader: Jon Golliet

* = Please stand if able.

 

OFFERINGSNovember 8:  Ministry Shares; November 15:  Christian Education Fund; November 22:  Crossroads of Pella; November 26 (Thanksgiving Day):  Thanksgiving Envelopes; November 29:  Creation Station Christian Preschool

NOVEMBER MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENCE:

Joel and Jeannie Huyser           –     Pearl Van Waardhuizen, Anne Bokhoven

Doug and Benita Le Mahieu    –     Ruth Van Hal, Darrell Boot

Lloyd and Nancy Peckham      –     Wes Veenstra, Ron Branderhorst

Justin Van Zee                          –     Jon Van Woerkom, Dena Bokhoven

TODAY:  Today is World Hunger Sunday. We will collect the Peter Fish in the narthex.  World Renew has the plans, the systems, the partners, and the people to come alongside communities experiencing hunger as a faithful response to the God who can accomplish abundantly more than all we ask or imagine.

Church School meets from 10:45-11:05 today.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: “Thanks be to God for healing mercies.  Thanks to you who prayed for me, for delicious meals, for get well cards, phone calls, and for other ways of remembering me while I was recuperating after my second hospital event.  All of these kind deeds were very much appreciated.” – Sid Klyn

WEDNESDAY:  Christian Fellowship will meet at 1:30 p.m.  All ladies are welcome!

Kingdom Kids will meet from 5:45-6:50 p.m.

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

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

Adult Choir will practice 7:15-8:15 p.m. Please bring masks.  For more information, contact Barbara Boertje DeVries at worship@pella2crc.org.

THE 2019 YEARLY FINANCIAL REPORTS are available for you to pick up.  They have been placed in various locations in the narthex and downstairs instead of in your mailboxes so we can practice “social distancing”.

HYMN/SONG REQUESTS, ANYONE?  Even though “social distancing” has made it a challenge to stay connected, please be assured that you have not been forgotten!  Choir members and other musicians would be happy to serenade you with a hymn or song that’s meaningful to you, even if over the phone.  Contact Barbara Boertje DeVries with ideas, requests, and/or for encouragement!

THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES:  The Pella Food Shelf is again making Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to give to local families.  Pella II’s challenge this year is to bring 150  15.25 oz. cans of corn for these boxes no later than November 15.  Mission/Outreach challenges each household to participate by bringing cans of corn.  A collection table is downstairs or they can be placed on the table at the main entrance.

LIVE VIDEO: During this morning’s service a live video with audio of the service is projected on a large screen TV in the Fellowship Hall in the basement for parents or others who need to leave during the service.  Restrooms are available downstairs.  Our services are also live streamed and recorded each Sunday on YouTube, bit.ly/Pella2.

OFFERING:  Our offering today will go to the “World Renew for World Hunger”.  Our offering November 8 QR Codewill go for “Ministry Shares”.   Undesignated cash or check offerings 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.

THE WAFFLE SUPPER listed in last week’s bulletin for Wednesday, November 4, at Oskaloosa’s First CRC has been canceled.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Veterans Day Lunch/Assembly:  You are invited to join Peoria Christian School in honoring Veterans with a special lunch and assembly on Tuesday, November 10, starting at noon.  Please be sure to RSVP to office@peoriachr.org or call 641-625-4131 with the number attending by November 9.  We hope to see you there!

Peoria Christian School Annual Bazaar will be Friday, November 13, at the Peoria school gym.  Bake Sale/Browse-n-Buy 3:00-6:30, Coffee Time 3:00-4:30, Supper 5:00-6:30, Live Auction and free childcare at 7:00.  Like Peoria Christian School on Facebook for more information and to see items to be auctioned off.  Supper menu is pulled pork sandwiches, party potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, brownies and ice cream. Freewill donation.  New this year — “To Go Meals” available 4:30-5:30 p.m. by contacting Suzy Veenstra (641-780-8856) by 12:30 p.m. on November 13. Thank you for your support.

TODAY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE:  The November/December Today Devotionals are available in the narthex and also in the enclosure of the elevator entrance.

 

CRC NEWS AND PRAYER ITEMS

GROUNDWORK: Christ Glorified: Love and Humble Sacrifice – The Gospel of John dedicates five full chapters to Jesus’ teaching in the Upper Room. Join Groundwork as we study John 12-14:14 to study what Jesus teaches his disciples about the true work and purpose of their long-awaited Messiah. Listen at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER: The Stowaway-1  – Scooter hides on the bus so he can go on the fifth grade camping trip.  He’s discovered too late to send him home.  But in the morning, Scooter is missing!   Listen at kidscorner.net.  Download this month’s Kids Corner Bible Story Coloring Packet:  The Story Begins.  (https://kidscorner.net/activities).

AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP – The Practice of Generosity:  A grateful heart overflows in generosity.  How might your gratitude for God’s good gifts overflow to bless your neighbor?  If you’re grateful for the gift of good food, for example, how might that spur you on to help make sure your community is fed?  If you’re grateful for your family, how might you extend a sense of love and belonging to others?