Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Worship Sundays at 10:15am
including COVID protocols

602 Comstock Blvd. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505​
(616) 361-0604

The Good News – Got Dust?

The Good News – Got Dust?

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The Good News – Got Dust?

Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Got Dust?

Mark 1:16-20 [ESV]

Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.

Amid the Thronging Worshipers

Amid the thronging worshipers
the Lord, our God, I bless;
before his people gathered here
his name will I confess.
Come, praise him, all who fear the Lord,
the children of his grace;
with reverence sound his glories forth
and bow before his face.

The burden of the sorrowful
the Lord will not despise;
he has not turned from those who mourn,
he listens to their cries.
His goodness makes me join the throng
where saints his praise proclaim,
and there will I fulfill my vows
with those who fear his name.

He feeds with good the humble soul
and satisfies the meek,
and they shall live and praise the Lord
who for his mercy seek.
The ends of all the earth will hear,
the nations seek the Lord;
they worship him, the King of kings,
in earth and heaven adored.

Amid the Thronging Worshippers
Laura A. Tate (1912)
Tune: BOVINA
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #239

Christian Hearts in Love United

Christian hearts in love united:
search to know God’s holy will.
Let his love, in us ignited,
more and more our spirits fill.
Christ the head, and we his members
we reflect the light he is.
Christ the master, we disciples
he is ours and we are his.

Grant, Lord, that with your direction
“Love each other” we comply.
Help us live in true affection,
your love to exemplify.
Let our mutual love be glowing
brightly so that all may view
that we, as on one stem growing,
living branches are in you.

Come, then, living church of Jesus,
covenant with him anew.
Unto him who conquered for us
may we pledge our service true.
May our lives reflect the brightness
of God’s love in Jesus shown.
To the world we then bear witness:
we belong to God alone.

Christian Hearts in Love United
Translator: Frederick William Foster; Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf (1723)
Tune: O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE (Thommen)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #513

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.

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
Author: Thomas Ken (1709)
Tune: GENEVAN 134 (OLD HUNDREDTH)
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #638

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

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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.