Riverside Christian Reformed Church

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

Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 3:1-13 – The Temple (Pt. 1)

Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 3:1-13 – The Temple (Pt. 1)

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Return, Resistance, and Restoration

In Return, Resistance, and Restoration we take an Autumn walk through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, studying Israel’s return from exile. We’ll find not only those lessons important for our own eventual return of sorts (to in-building worship), but also lessons of restoration that will be deeply important for our continuing process of church Renewal.

Ezra 3:1-13 – The Temple (Pt. 1)

Rev. Benjamin Browneye – Pastor, Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Riverside Drive-In Service

Sunday, September 13, 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.
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CALL TO WORSHIP

Psalm 118

Opening Prayer

God’s Greeting

OPENING SONG

I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord (1-2)

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever,
I will sing, I will sing,
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever,
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.

With my mouth will I make known
Your faithfulness, Your faithfulness:
With my mouth will I make known
Your faithfulness to all generations.

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever,
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.

All the hosts of the angels sing God’s praise forever,
for the things he has done.
All the hosts of the angels sing God’s praise forever,
all the hosts of the angels sing God’s praise.

Who can be compared to God
in faithfulness, in faithfulness?
Who can be compared to God
in faithfulness to all generations?

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever,
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord.

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I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever
Author and Tune: James H. Fillmore (1849-1936)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #169

Congregational Prayer

God’s Word

Ezra 3:1-13
Resistance, and Restoration: The Temple (Pt. 1)

CLOSING SONG

Great is Thy Faithfulness (1-3)

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided–
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided–
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided–
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

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Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm (1923)
Tune: FAITHFULNESS (Runyan)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #556

God’s Blessing

DOXOLOGY

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

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Author: Thomas Ken (1709)
Tune: GENEVAN 134 (OLD HUNDREDTH)
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #638

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.