Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Drive-In Worship: Sundays at 9:30am
602 Comstock Blvd. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505​
(616) 361-0604

Summer Drive-In: Service of the Lord’s Supper

Summer Drive-In: Service of the Lord’s Supper

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Summer Drive-In 2020

As we return to worship in person, from our parking lot, these (not necessarily connected) messages and services are designed as a summer fill-up with spiritual fuel.
The podcast audio at the bottom of this page contains the complete service.

Service of the Lord’s Supper

Rev. Benjamin Browneye – Pastor, Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Riverside Drive-In Service

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Service Time: 9:30am – please arrive no later than 9:15am to allow for proper distanced parking.
Service Station: 87.9 FM – listen on your car radio.
You must remain in your vehicle to attend.
View/Download the Service Order

CALL TO WORSHIP

From Psalm 34

Opening Prayer

God’s Greeting

Song of Praise

To God Be the Glory

To God Be the Glory
Author: Fanny Crosby (1875)
Tune: TO GOD BE THE GLORY (Doane)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #473

To God be the glory, great things He has done;
so loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate that we may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O, come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give Him the glory; great things He has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O, come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give Him the glory; great things He has done.

Great things He has taught us, great things He has done;
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be,
our wonder, our gladness, when Jesus we see.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O, come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give Him the glory; great things He has done

Words of Instruction and Assurance

Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 75

Q.How does the holy supper
remind and assure you
that you share in
Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross
and in all his benefits?

A.In this way:
Christ has commanded me and all believers
to eat this broken bread and to drink this cup
in remembrance of him.
With this command come these promises:1

First,
as surely as I see with my eyes
the bread of the Lord broken for me
and the cup shared with me,
so surely
his body was offered and broken for me
and his blood poured out for me
on the cross.

Second,
as surely as
I receive from the hand of the one who serves,
and taste with my mouth
the bread and cup of the Lord,
given me as sure signs of Christ’s body and blood,
so surely
he nourishes and refreshes my soul for eternal life
with his crucified body and poured-out blood.

Invitation to the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

Profession of Faith

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen

Song of Preparation

Not What My Hands Have Done

Author: Horatius Bonar (1861, alt.)
Tune: LEOMINSTER
Composer: George William Martin (1862)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #260

Not what my hands have done
can save my guilty soul;
not what my toiling flesh has borne
can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do
can give me peace with God;
not all my prayers and sighs and tears
can bear my awful load.

Your voice alone, O Lord,
can speak to me of grace;
your power alone, O Son of God,
can all my sin erase.
No other work but yours,
no other blood will do;
no strength but that which is divine
can bear me safely through.

I praise the Christ of God;
I rest on love divine;
and with unfaltering lip and heart
I call this Savior mine.
My Lord has saved my life
and freely pardon gives;
I love because he first loved me,
I live because he lives.

The Bread and The Cup

Closing Prayer

Song of Celebration

And Can It Be

Author: Charles Wesley (1738)
Tune: SAGINA
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #267

And can it be that I should gain
an int’rest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who caused his bitter death?
Amazing love! how can it be
That you, my Lord, should die for me?
Amazing love! how can it be that you,
my Lord, should die for me!

He left His Father’s throne above,
so free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
and bled for Adam’s helpless race!
What mercy this, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me!
Amazing love! how can it be
That you, my Lord, should die for me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
fast bound in sin and nature’s night.
Your sunrise turned that night to day;
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light!
My chains fell off, your voice I knew;
I rose, went out, and followed you.
Amazing love! how can it be
That you, my Lord, should die for me!

No condemnation now I dread,
for Christ, and all in him, is mine!
Alive in him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach th’eternal throne,
and claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Amazing love! how can it be
That you, my Lord, should die for me!

God’s Blessing

DOXOLOGY

To God Be the Glory

Author: Andraé Crouch (1971)
Tune: MY TRIBUTE
Copyright: Text and music © 1971, Lexicon Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #632

To God be the glory, to God be the glory,
to God be the glory for the things he has done:
With his blood he has saved me;
with his power he has raised me.
To God be the glory for the things he has done.

Midi song arrangements provided by hymnary.org
Riverside Christian Reformed Church CCLI license #462829

Rev. Benjamin Browneye - Pastor
Speaker: Rev. Benjamin Browneye

Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.

As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.

Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.