April 5, 2020
Morning Worship Service
(Service available on website
Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss
“Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”
Sunday – April 5, 2020
Morning Worship Service
Sunday Morning Worship Service and Bulletin will be found on our Church’s website (northstreetcrc.org) on Sunday mornings. Printed Bulletins and DVDs/CDs of this Service will be available at the ‘Welcome Center’ in the Narthex on Monday.
Church worship services and activities are suspended until further notice,
due to COVID-19.
Jennie VanderWoude lives at Waverly Meadows in Holland.
Hermina Fransens lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.
Almira (Mike) Huizenga passed away on Friday afternoon, March 27. We are thankful that many were able to gather on Tuesday, March 31, for a graveside committal service. We remember the Huizenga family, including son Steve & Dee, and grandsons Matthew and Aaron, and brother-in-law Bill & Judy Huizenga, in our prayers as they continue in their grief. We pray for the Lord’s peace and comfort to be with them in this time.
Office Hours are limited. Please email or leave a voice mail and Sharon will get back with you.
Rev. Fikret Bocek works for Global Church Ministries as a church-planter and Pastor in his home country of Turkey. For more information, check the website www.globalchurchministries.us.
April 5: AM One Way Ministries
(no webpage available)
April 12: AM Holland Rescue Mission
The Congregation is encouraged to continue with financial support of North Street and the various ministries that we support. Weekly budget envelopes can be mailed to the church at 20 E. Main Avenue, Zeeland. The Deacons would like to encourage the congregation to continue supporting the causes/ministries that would have been receiving our offerings collected during our Worship Services. We will provide a link where you can go and enter a donation for them online. Some causes do not have a webpage. Please contact your District Deacon with any questions.
Elders & Deacons Contacts: The Elders and Deacons will be checking in on every family in our church each week not only to see how they are doing health wise, but also want to see if they need any assistance with picking up groceries or prescriptions, especially for those who are considered high-risk and immune compromised. But we also want to check on folks to see how they are doing when it comes to potential benevolent issues. We understand that many in this time are experiencing difficulties because of lay-offs and cut hours. We want to ensure that we are doing all that we can to care for the church family in this time. We also want to pray with you and for you, and so if you have any prayer concerns, please let us know. Worship material, including on-line sermon and bulletin, will be available on our website each week. If you would like a DVD or CD and bulletin sent to you, please contact our church office (772.6971) and we will mail them to you every Monday.
Many have asked how they might be able to help out during this time. Below are three requests we have received from ministries that we support:
David & Emily Romero with Jubilee Centers International: Please keep David & Emily and their children in your prayers as they serve at Jubilee International Schools in Honduras, a country that is on complete lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, getting groceries has been very difficult. They are seeking to care for families in their community who are in need of food and water. Donations can be sent to Jubilee Centers International, P.O. Box 7758, Grand Rapids, MI 49510. In the memo line please write Emergency Assistance. Or you can visit them online at https://jubileehn.kindful.com.
Harvest Stand Ministries is receiving donations to help out those effected by the Corona Virus outbreak. They are open for donations Monday – Friday from 9:00AM-3:00PM. They are in need of:
1) canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)
2) canned meals (chili, ravioli, hearty soups)
3) breakfast cereal (with whole grains)
4) peanut butter & jelly 5) canned fruit
6) pasta and sauce 7) cooking oil
8) boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni)
9) hygiene items (tooth paste, shampoo, liquid hand soap, body wash)
Financial donations are also welcomed if people don’t feel comfortable going out to shop.
The Bridge Youth Ministry Center of Zeeland is in desperate need of supplies as they seek to minister to the families of the youth they serve. They are looking for:
1) Toilet Paper & Paper towels
2) Diapers (sizes 3,4,5,6)
3) Hand soap & sanitizer 4) Lysol wipes
5) Bread 6) Fresh fruits & vegetables
7) Household Cleaning Products
Donations can be made directly to ‘The Bridge’ at 210 E. Main Ave. They are normally open 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
North Street Christian Reformed Church
April 5, 2020 - Morning Worship Service
Preparing For The Word
Prior to listening to the Sermon, you are encouraged to reflect upon these Scripture passages, listen and perhaps sing along with these hymns and songs,
and ask the Lord in prayer, to prepare you and your family for Worship
Bible Verses: Zechariah 9:9; Psalm 24
II Kings 9:13; Luke 18:31-34
John 1:11; Luke 19:11-27
Hymns & Songs: “All Glory, Laud & Honor”
“Hosanna Loud, Hosanna”
“Let All Things Now Living”
Expression of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism; Lord’s Day #15; Q&A #37
Q. What do you understand by the word, “suffered”? (referring to Jesus’ suffering)
A. That during His whole life on earth, but especially at the end, Christ sustained in body and
soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race. This He did in order that,
by His suffering as the only atoning sacrifice, He might deliver us body and soul, from
eternal condemnation, and gain for us God’s grace, righteousness and eternal life.
“Heavenly Father, we come to you this morning spiritually hungry and thirsty. Let us not attempt to satisfy ourselves with that which will never nourish us or gratify these Godly desires. Help us to recognize that just as much as we need to feed our bodies in order to live, we must feed our souls, for we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from your mouth. We pray that as we open your Word, that we would feast upon your Word, that our souls would be nourished and satisfied; that we would be strengthened for that which lies ahead of us. Quiet the chatter within and throughout so that we may focus on what you are speaking to us this day. We pray this all in the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.”
God Instructs By His Word
Scripture Luke 19:28-44 (page 1044)
Sermon “Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”
Reflecting Upon His Word
Closing Hymns “All I Have Is Christ”
“I Will Glory In My Redeemer”
Morning Worship Service – April 5, 2020
“Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”
Luke 19:28-44 (page 1044)
Rev. Shaun Furniss
I. The Singing Of The Disciples (vs. 28-38)
II. The Scolding Of The Pharisees (vs. 39-40)
III. The Sorrow Of Jesus (vs. 41-44)