North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit


December 9, 2018


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Genesis Of Christmas: Promises”

Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:1-15;

Matthew 1:18-25


Evening Worship Service

Children’s Christmas Program

Prelude begins @ 5:20 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Genesis Of Christmas: Angels”

Genesis 3:20-24; Luke 2:8-14


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS  --  December 9, 2018

Accompanists:          AM         Val Leegwater, Kristi Boerman

                           PM     Ruth Meekhof

Greeters:                AM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                         Elders

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)            Elders

                           PM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                        Rick & Linda VanderPloeg

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)             Jack & Shirley VanVoorst

Ushers:            AM & PM         Earl Mokma, Joel Poortvliet, Joel Beezhold

Rover:           AM     Keith Boerman                                                            PM         Mark DuBois

Nursery:          AM     Melissa Vincent, Erica Boersma, Addy Ulberg, Thijs DuBois

                           PM     Chelsea VandenBosch, Miles Hilbelink, Cora Boerman

Team Luke:  AM     Briana Leegwater

Audio/Visual Operators:     AM                   Todd VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder               Media Ministry:                Larry Harmsen

                                 PM     Todd VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder, Matt VanderPloeg

Children’s Worship:    PM    NO Children’s Worship because of Christmas Program


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS  --  December 16, 2018

Accompanists:          AM         Ruth Meekhof

                           PM     Ruth Meekhof

Greeters:                 AM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                            Jack & Jean VenHuizen

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Ken & Toni VerBeek

                           PM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                            Nick & Elaine Venema

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Scott & Laura Visser

Ushers:            AM & PM         Nathan Visser, Brian Mast, Matthew Huizenga

Rover:           AM     Scott Hoek                                                                    PM         Larry Harmsen

Nursery:          AM     Nancy Oskam, Ruth Meekhof, Tyler Bostrom, Derek Bostrom

                       PM     Heather Mulder, Natalie DuBois, Hope DuBois

Team Luke:  AM     Camille Kass

Audio/Visual Operators:     AM    Matt VanderPloeg, Ron Oskam                     Media Ministry:  Earl Mokma

                                  PM     Matt VanderPloeg, Ron Oskam

Children’s Worship:    PM    Rachel Mast, Linda Boerman, Jasmine Vincent


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North Street Christian Reformed Church

December 9, 2018

Rev. Shaun M. Furniss, Pastor



Sunday - Second Sunday of Advent – ‘Peace’

9:30 AM     Morning Worship Service - Communion

                    Coffee Fellowship in ‘The Grove’

10:45 AM   Sunday School/Catechism

              Offering: Mission India-Children’s Bible Club

4:00 PM     Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

5:00 PM     Pre-Service Prayer Time

5:20 PM     Prelude begins

                    Evening Worship Service

                    Children’s Christmas Program

                    NO Children’s Worship

7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

               Meal provided by Ron & Sue Lucas Family

Monday – December 10

7:00 PM     Congregational Meeting/Council Meeting

Tuesday – December 11

6:30 AM     Elder Prayer Time – Council Room

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – December 12

                (GEMS & Cadets meet from 6:45-8:30 PM)

6:45 PM     GEMS Christmas Caroling

6:45 PM     Jr.Cadets/Cadets Mtg. (boys 2-8th grades)

8:45 PM     7th & 8th Grade Counselors Corner

7:00 PM     Bell Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

Thursday – December 13

6:30 AM     Men’s Bible Study

11:45 AM   N.S. Seniors Christmas Lunch

                    @ Rainbow Grill

Friday – December 14

6:00 PM     Free Babysitting Night till 9:00 PM

               Sponsored by ETM/High School Youth Groups





Dec. 16       High School Youth Group meets

Meal provided by Steve & Melissa Vincent Family

Dec. 17       Elders/Deacons Meetings

Dec. 19       GEMS/Cadets Christmas Parties






Connie DeHaan:  Please keep Connie in your prayers as she remains hospitalized at Holland Hospital with complications related to her kidney and her heart going into A-fib.  We pray that she is able to get better and come home soon.


Lew Dekker:  Please be in prayer for Lew as he will receive various tests and scans this week to ensure he is healthy for the immune therapy treatments they hope to begin on Dec. 17.  We pray that the tests and scans go well and Lew can begin his treatments soon.


Lola DeRoo:  We give thanks to the Lord that Lola has responded to the immune therapy treatments as they have shown that her cancer has not grown at the rate expected.  We continue to pray for continued response to these treatments.


Roger Nagelkirk:  Please continue to pray for Roger as he remains under Hospice care.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort & peace to be with Roger in this time.


Shirley VanVoorst:  Please be in prayer for Shirley as she has come down with a respiratory infection.  We pray that this would clear up and would allow her to receive her next round of treatment.


Ron Vos:  Please keep Ron in your prayers as he received another treatment this past week.  We rejoice that his most recent blood tests reveal that his numbers have returned to normal range which is an indicator that his body is responding to his treatments.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Joe Steenholdt






Jessica Dumea works for Wycliffe in Romania and is involved in the signing ministry to help the deaf better understand The Bible.





Offering Schedule:

Dec. 16:      AM  ZCS - CLC

             PM  Ascending Leaders

A Congregational Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow night, December 10, at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the Proposed 2019 budget (a copy was placed in your mailbox).  All professing members are invited to attend this meeting.  See Paul Mulder, Council Clerk, if you need an absentee ballot.


2018 Reimbursements:  All receipts for re-imbursements or invoices to be paid for 2018 must be turned in by Thursday, December 20.  Please place these items in the Treasurer’s mailbox.


The Council expresses its gratitude to all who were involved in the CAP Auction and preceding meal.  It is wonderful to see the ongoing support of our covenant youth in this way.


The Council wishes to recognize and thank Todd & Sheryl VandenHeuvel for their many years of service as our Sunday custodians.


David VanderPloeg is attending Life Stream Church in Allendale where he and his wife Rachel have been faithfully worshiping for some time.  The Elders have approved this and as a result have lapsed his church membership in accordance with the Church Order Article 67 supplement.  We trust that God will continue to bless them with growth in their new church home.





The Zeeland Civic Chorus will present ‘The Messiah’ on Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 PM at First CRC of Zeeland; and on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:00 PM at Central Avenue CRC of Holland.  Both performances have free admission; a free-will offering will be taken.


The 34th Annual Baked Goods Sale for Parkview Home will be held in the rear of ‘Out of the Box’ store (next to Brummell’s) from 10 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, Friday, Saturday     Dec. 13, 14, 15

ChristmasNorth Street Bakers are asked to donate their Baked goods on Friday, December 14.  Items may be brought prior to 10:00 AM or call Linda Boerman for other arrangements.

Last year, over $3,700.00 was raised through this project – so come and get your Christmas treats!


“The Voices Of Victory” will be holding their annual Old Year’s Concert on Monday evening, December 31, at Grandville’s First Reformed Church (3060 Wilson Avenue, Grandville, 49418).  You are invited to come and go as you please at any time between 8:00 and 11:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served.  A freewill offering will be taken for Georgetown Harmony Homes.  Join the ‘Voices of Victory’ and their guests, the ‘Sacred Harmonies Quartet’ and participate in joyful audience singing throughout the evening!