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Call to Worship

from Psalm 48

Within your temple, O God,
we meditate on your unfailing love.
Like your name, O God,
your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is filled with righteousness.
For this God is our God for ever and ever;
He will be our guide even to the end.

Good, Good Father

Verse 1
I’ve heard a thousand stories
Of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper
Of love in the dead of night
You tell me that You’re pleased
And that I’m never alone

Chorus
You’re a Good, Good Father

It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Verse 2
I’ve seen many searching for answers
Far and wide
But I know we’re all searching for answers
Only You provide
Because You know just what we need
Before we say a word

Bridge
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

Verse 3
Love so undeniable I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable I can hardly think
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
Into love love love

Rejoice in All Your Works (Psalm 104)

Verse 1
Every mouth that cries for food
Every lung that yearns for breath
Every eye that searches through the dark for light
All creation looks to You
For its breath and for its food
From the goodness of Your hand we’re satisfied

Chorus
Oh rejoice in all Your works
King of heaven, King of earth
Every creature You have made declares Your praise
We rejoice in all You’ve made
God of all-sustaining grace
With the mountain, sky, and sea we sing Your praise

Verse 2
Every tree that thirsts for rain
Every bird that seeks its nest
Every heart that waits in hope to be made glad
All creation looks to You
For its breath and for its food
From the goodness of Your hand we’re satisfied

Verse 3
May the pond’rings of my heart
And the song upon my lips
With the chorus of creation join in praise
To the God who made all things
To the Spirit who sustains
To the Son who over all creation reigns

Come as You Are

Verse 1
Come out of sadness
from wherever you’ve been
Come broken-hearted, let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
O sinner come kneel

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

Chorus
Lay down your burdens
lay down your shame
All who are broken lift up your face
O wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart
Come as you are

Verse 2
There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t cure

Verse 3
There’s joy for the morning
O sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

Quiet Minute

John 15:13-17

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

This is my command: Love each other.

The Goodness of Jesus

Verse 1
Come you weary heart now to Jesus
Come you anxious soul now and see
There is perfect love and comfort in your tears
Rest here in His wondrous peace

Chorus
Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus
Satisfied, He is all that I need
May it be, come what may,
that I rest all my days
In the goodness of Jesus

Verse 2
Come find what this world cannot offer
Come and find your joy here complete
Taste the living water, never thirst again
Rest here in His wondrous peace

Verse 3
Come and find your hope now in Jesus
He is all He said He would be
Grace is overflowing from the Saviour’s heart
Rest here in His wondrous peace

What a Friend We Have

Pastor Paul Sausser

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Proverbs 17:17; 18:24

A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

I. The COUNTER CULTURE of FRIENDSHIP
Proverbs 18:24

II. FINDING FRIENDS

III. FORMING FRIENDSHIPS
A. Loyalty Regardless
Proverbs 18:24

B. Connecting Deeply
Proverbs 26:19

is one who deceives their neighbor
and says, “I was only joking!”

Proverbs 25:20

Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
    or like vinegar poured on a wound,
    is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

C. Lovingly Honest
Proverbs 27:5-6

Better is open rebuke
    than hidden love.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Proverbs 29:5

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

D. Heartfelt Counsel

Proverbs 27:9

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.

Proverbs 27:19

As water reflects the face,
    so one’s life reflects the heart.

IV. BEING A FRIEND
A. We Fall Short

B. Jesus and Friendship
John 15:13-15

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

C. Different Friends

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Verse 1
What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer

Oh what peace we often forfeit
Oh what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer

Verse 2
Have we trials and temptations
Is there trouble anywhere?
Jesus Savior is our refuge
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Are we weak and heavy laden
Cumbered with a load of care?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Chorus
Oh what a friend
Oh what a friend in Jesus

Verse 3
Blessed Savior you have promised
All our burdens You will bear
May we ever Lord be bringing
All to you in earnest prayer

Soon in glory bright unclouded
Face to face will be our prayer
Joyful praise and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there

Digital Prayer Pad

Prayer requests will be sent to Sara, our administrator, who will compile and distribute them to the congregation via email throughout the week as usual.

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Gift Offering

For financial gifts, we are introducing a new platform called Planning Center Online. With this service we can ensure security and convenience, numerous options for giving (including Apple Pay), as well a low overhead to maintain the system. Hit the button below to fill out a secure form and complete your gift: 

For gifts of encouragement, write a note or draw a picture for someone who may need encouragement at this time. Have someone address the envelope and place a stamp on it. Or deliver it in person (keep that six foot social distance) to a neighbor or loved one.

For gifts of art, share a picture or video of your artistic response to the talk with us on Instagram (@discoverycrc) (parents permitting).

Contact

Phone

(616) 554-1440

Email

discoverycrc@gmail.com

Address

7245 Eastern Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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