April 19, 2020
Morning Worship Service
(Service available on website
Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Sunday – April 19, 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.
April 19: AM Parkview Home
April 26: AM Mission India
Thank You: Despite not being able to meet together for regular worship, you have been constant in your financial support of our church. On behalf of a very thankful Council, staff, and church family, Thank You for your generosity. It is a blessing to be a part of this church family who shows the love of Christ in so many ways!
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.
Zeeland Christian School’s Annual Society Meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thurs., April 23 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Board Members & to approve the budget. The Society Report, ballot, and instructions for joining the virtual meeting will be available online at www.zcs.org.
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.
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 (3,4,5,6) 3) Hand soap & sanitizer
4) Lysol wipes 5) Household Cleaning Products
6) Bread 7) Fresh fruits & vegetables
Donations can be made directly to ‘The Bridge’ at 210 E. Main Ave., 9:00A-5:00P Monday-Friday.
Henry & Joyce Tamminga: Henry lives with their daughter, Paula, in Zeeland. Joyce lives at Lakeside Vista in Holland.
Mitchell Arendsen (son of Allyn & Sue) is a Junior at Albion College, working towards a double major in Finance and Communication Studies. He is taking classes in Sports communication, Environmental Communication, Micro Economics, and Statistics. On campus, Mitch is a tour guide; Off campus, he is currently in the process of finding an internship for the summer. Mitch celebrated his 21st Birthday this past Friday, April 17! Happy Birthday, Mitch! We pray God will continue to bless and guide you as you work towards your college degree. Mitch’s email address is email@example.com.
Ovi & Jessica Dumea work for Wycliffe Translators in Romania. They are involved in the signing ministry to help the deaf better understand The Bible.
Office Hours are limited. Please email or leave a voice mail and Sharon will get back with you.
Medical Equipment: If you or a family member has need of medical equipment, please contact Deacon Ryan Boerman (1.616.437.7845).
North Street Christian Reformed Church
April 19, 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
God Greets Us
Hymn of Praise “How Great Thou Art” (G-483 vs. 1&4)
Call to Worship Lamentation 3:22-24
Hymn of Praise “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (G-556 vs. 1&3)
We Confess Who God Is
Expression of Faith Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day #10; Q&A #27 & #28
Hymn of Thanksgiving “The Lord Is My Salvation” (vs. 1-5)
God Instructs By His Word
Prayer of Illumination/Prayer of the Congregation
Scripture Psalm 46 (page 557)
Sermon “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
God Sends Us
Hymn of Response “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (G-469 vs. 1-4)
Closing Adoration of God “He Will Hold Me Fast” (vs.1/refrain)
Morning Worship Service – April 19, 2020
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Psalm 46 (page 557)
Rev. Shaun Furniss
I. Resolve (vs. 1-3)
II. Respond (vs. 4-7)
III. Remember (vs. 8-11)