North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit


July 21, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Called To Contentment”

I Corinthians 7:17-40


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Temple”

I Kings 6:1-38








Sunday – July 21

9:30 AM     Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship in ‘The Grove’

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

Monday – July 22

7:00 PM     Elders Meeting

Tuesday – July 23

6:30 AM     Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – July 24

6:45 PM     Kids Church Softball Game

                  North Street vs. Hanley @ Drenthe Grove





July 30         ETM Summer Splash @ Sterk’s Home

August 1     Heritage Cadet Council Meeting @ N.S.

August 1     CCM Bible Study

August 4     Dutch Treat Worship Service

August 4     SKLD Worship Service





We’re glad you are here.  Please find information about our church & a Guest Book for you to sign at the Welcome Center in the Narthex.

The Worship Services are projected in ‘The Fireside Room’ and ‘The Grove’ for those unable to worship in the Sanctuary.

Song Packets are available at the entrances of the Sanctuary.  Please feel free to pick up a copy if you have difficulty seeing the projection screen.





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 at





John Apotheker:  We give thanks to the Lord that John is progressing well through his radiation treatments and has almost completed them.  We pray that upcoming scans will show that his cancer has not spread and has been effectively addressed.


Lew Dekker:  Please continue to keep Lew in your prayers as he had a meeting with his team of doctors this past Thursday to determine the next steps in his continuing treatment.  We pray that from his scans and consultations, further clarity and direction would be given for future treatments.


Lola DeRoo:  Please keep Lola in your prayers as she has decided to begin to receive clinical trial treatments.  We pray that she does not experience any adverse side effects from the treatments and that they would even help battle her cancer.


Caleb Lucas (8 year old son of Curt & Jamie):  Please be in prayer for Caleb as his new immune injections proved to have the same adverse side effects as the first.  We pray that efforts to relieve him of his nausea and vomiting will prove helpful so that Caleb can receive his necessary treatments.  We also pray for his parents, Curt & Jamie, as they seek to care for Caleb through this.


Shirley Nagelkirk:  Please keep Shirley in your prayers as she continues to battle Parkinson Disease like symptoms.  We pray that her therapy would provide strength and coordination for her mobility and regular activities.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Scott Visser






Gert Gruppen lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.


Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.





A Grocery Shower is taking place for Matt Mulder & Larissa Brumlow who will be getting married on August 2.  Please place your gifts in the grocery cart in the Narthex by Sunday, August 4.


A Baby Shower is starting for Addilynn Izabella Joyce Redder, infant daughter of Melissa.  Please place your gifts in the playpen in the Narthex by Sunday, August 11.


Josh & Chelsea VandenBosch would like to “Thank the Congregation for your support and generosity through the meals that were brought, all the baby gifts, and your prayers.  We are so grateful for such a loving church family.”





Offering Schedule:

July 28:  AM   ZCS – Christian Learning Center

           PM   One Way Ministries


Nomination for New Elder & Deacon:  Please be in prayer for our church family as we seek to select a new elder to replace Joe Steenholdt as he stepped away from his elder position to pursue a seminary degree in Westminster Seminary in California.  Also, please be in prayer for us as we seek to replace Andrew Ulberg who stepped away from his diaconal position.  We give thanks to these two dear brothers who have served faithfully.  We give thanks for the candidates who allowed their names to move forward from the May nomination process and have their names selected from in order to fill these two vacancies.

The two Elder candidates are:

      Mike Geerlings and Earl Mokma

The two Deacon candidates are:

      Tim Schutt and Josh Vanden Bosch

We pray for the Lord’s leading and guiding in these matters as we will have the selection process at the beginning of tonight's evening service.





The ‘Share The Harvest’ Table has been set up in the Narthex.  If you have excess from your garden, please bring it to the table in the Narthex for others to enjoy!


The Cultural Impact Team has placed information in your mailbox in the Narthex regarding “Dismemberment Abortions”.  Right to Life of Michigan is asking for our support in getting 400,000 signatures to ban this violent and de-humanizing procedure.  PLEASE read over the information provided and prayerfully consider how you can lend your support!  Any questions, see Lew Dekker.





Parkview Home:  One of the residents of Parkview Home has become eligible to have a one-on-one Community Living Support Person (Mon-Fri. 8AM-4PM), to provide assistance with activities such as volunteering in the community and personal enrichment opportunities.  This is a paid position that could be as little as 1 day/week or as many as 5 days/week.  No weekend or evening time required.  Training would be provided free of charge by Community Mental Health.  Should you have an interest or if you would like further information, please contact Jenn at


The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is excited to welcome 3 Heath Brothers in concert on Saturday, July 27.  It’s going to be a fantastic evening with these 3 brothers who have been singing together for as long as they can remember!  You won’t want to miss their tight harmony, passion for God, and young energy!  The doors to the Worship Center open at 6:00 PM; the concert begins at 7:00 PM.  No tickets are needed – however, a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure to come early and enjoy a delicious Meatloaf dinner served in the Sunshine Room from 5:00-6:30 PM!