December 13, 2020
Morning Worship Service
(Service available on website
Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss
“The Plunder Of Peace”
Sunday – December 13
Tuesday – December 15
3:45 PM Worship Planning Meeting
Steve & Dee Huizenga would like to “Thank everyone for your prayers, cards, and calls during Steve’s surgery and now during his recovery. We are so thankful for a loving Church who remembers us in their prayers! Philippians 1:3 – ‘I thank my God every time I remember you’.”
Jennie VanderWoude lives at Holland Home/Raybrook Manor in Grand Rapids.
Hermina Fransens lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.
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.
Dear Congregation: The Elders of North Street have decided that for December 13 and December 20 North Street CRC would be worshiping via Live Stream only. This would be a single worship service that will be presented in real time at 9:30 AM on those dates. This means that even though we will not be in the sanctuary, those leading us in worship would be. This service would also be available for viewing at a later time.
This decision was made after much discussion and prayer and followed a recommendation by the Executive Committee. Among the items considered during the discussion were the following items:
•The continuance of the “pause” by the Michigan Department of Health.
•The numerous cases of COVID-19 among the members of North Street CRC.
The Executive Committee will be meeting on Monday, December 21, to discuss options for worship on Christmas Day, December 25 and on Sunday, December 27.
The Congregational Meeting that was scheduled for December 14 has also been postponed. Several options for alternate ways to hold the meeting were discussed but we decided that none of the alternatives offered adequate opportunity for discussion or an appropriate way to vote anonymously. A new date has not yet been set for this meeting but it is anticipated to be in January / February. In the mean-time, and because the 2021 budget does not call for an increase, we respectfully ask that you continue your giving at the current level.
Please remember the Executive Committee and Elders in prayer as we seek to lead the Lord’s people at North Street. It is no easy or light manner to forego in person worship but it is one that we feel is appropriate at this time.
‘May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us’ - Psalm 67:1
Dec. 13: AM Harvest Stand Ministries
PM Holland Rescue Mission
Thanksgiving Day Collection: The total amount received from the Thanksgiving Day Collection was $20,277.00. A breakdown of the amount received for each cause/agency will be listed in the next issue of ‘The Reflections’.
Please Note: All receipts for reimbursements or invoices to be paid for 2020 must be turned in by Thursday, December 17. Please place these items in the Treasurer’s mailbox.
Found: A Ladies Black Columbia coat with car keys in the pocket for a red 2016 Chevy Silverado.
BANKET that was made for the CAP Auction is in the freezer in the kitchen for your holiday parties. Put your donation (payable to NS CAP) in the container.
Google . . . you tube Dan Sterk . . . and listen to Dan’s thoughts for every-day life that are posted regularly.
North Street Christian Reformed Church
December 13, 2020 – Morning Worship Service
Third Sunday of Advent – “Joy”
God Greets Us
Scripture Meditation Isaiah 32:17
Lighting of the Advent Candles Tim & Amy Schutt Family
Call to Worship Psalm 29:1-4, 10-11
* Opening Hymn “Joy To The World! The Lord Is Come” (vs. 1,2,4)
* God’s Greeting & Congregational Response “Amen!”
God Assures Us Of Forgiveness
Confession of Sin Hebrews 10:1-18
Assurance of Pardon
God’s Law Romans 12:1-2
Hymn “O Little Town Of Bethlehem” (vs. 1&4)
God Instructs By His Word
* Hymn “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People” (vs. 1-3)
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Genesis 3:1-24 (page 3)
Sermon “The Plunder Of Peace”
* Hymn “Joy Has Dawned” (vs. 1-4)
* God’s Parting Blessing
* Congregational Response “Amen!”
* Closing Adoration of God “Joy To The World! The Lord Is Come” (vs. 3)
* Moment of Silent Prayer and Meditation
Participants In Service:
Minister: Rev. Shaun Furniss
Accompanist: Sue Arendsen
Technology: Matt VanderPloeg, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman
Advent Readers: Tim & Amy Schutt Family
Morning Worship Service – December 13, 2020
“The Plunder Of Peace”
Rev. Shaun Furniss
I. A Peaceful Paradise Lost (vs. 1-7)
II. A Peaceful Promise Given (vs. 8-24)