North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit


January 13, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Hope Of God’s People”

Esther 5:1-8


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Stephen Terpstra

“Beauty And Art –

From Christ And For Christ”

Colossians 1:15-16; Revelation 4:1-8a;

Exodus 35:30-35; Exodus 36:1-5


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS  --  January 13, 2019

Accompanists:           AM         Val Leegwater, Kristi Boerman                  Offertory:  Bruce Dykema

                            PM     Sue Arendsen                                       Offertory       Rev. Stephen Terpstra

Praise Team: AM     Vocalists:    Natalie DuBois, Mark DuBois, Miles Hilbelink, Lyndsey Leegwater,

                            Sydney Leegwater     Guitarists:  Stephan Hilbelink, Dan Sterk        Cajone:  Mitchell Boerman

Greeters:         AM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)            Gary & Connie DeHaan

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Brian & Kathy Busscher

                            PM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)            Eric & Nakisha DeJong

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Linda Compagner, Carolyn Redder

Ushers:            AM & PM         Joel Beezhold, Larry Harmsen, Joel Poortvliet

Rover:           AM     Mark DuBois                                                               PM         Scott Visser

Nursery:          AM     Suann Zwiers, Laura Visser, Jackson Busscher, Elizabeth Venema

                            PM     Kathy Busscher, Jasmine Vincent, Tyler Bostrom

Team Luke:  AM     Sarah Kass

Audio/Visual Operators:     AM                   Jerry Redder, Larry Redder                          Media Ministry:    Bill Schreur

                                                PM     Don Mannes, Larry Redder

Children’s Worship:    PM    Briana Leegwater, Natalie DuBois, Sarah Kass


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS  --  January 20, 2019

Accompanists:           AM         Ruth Meekhof

                            PM     Ruth Meekhof

Greeters:         AM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                            Mark & Sharon DuBois

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Rog & Gert Driesenga

                            PM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                            Mike & Mary Geerlings

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Gerry & Mary DeZwaan

Ushers:            AM & PM         Allyn Arendsen, Jim Staat, Sr., Keith Boerman

Rover:           AM     Larry Harmsen                                                             PM         Scott Hoek

Nursery:          AM     Linda Beezhold, Heidi Bostrom, Cora Boerman, Derek Bostrom

                            PM     Barb Harmsen, Sydney Leegwater, Addison Ulberg

Team Luke:  AM     Val Leegwater

Audio/Visual Operators:     AM                 Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel   Media Ministry:  Earl Mokma

                                                PM     Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel

Children’s Worship:    PM Sara Boerman, Lyndsey Leegwater, Mitchell Boerman


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Sunday – January 13

9:30 AM     Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship in ‘The Grove’

10:45 AM   Sunday School/Catechism meets

4:00 PM     Choir Rehearsal in ‘The Grove’

5:00 PM     Pre-Service Prayer Time

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Rev. Stephen Terpstra

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                    Story:  ‘The Boy Jesus In The Temple’

6:45 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by ? Family

Monday – January 14

7:00 PM     Council Meeting

Tuesday – January 15

6:30 AM     Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM     GEMS/Cadets Family Swimming Night

@ Cityside Middle School Pool til 8:00 PM

Wednesday - January 16

                    NO GEMS/Cadets this Wednesday

7:00 PM     Bell Choir Rehearsal

Thursday - January 17

6:30 AM     Men’s Bible Study

1:30 PM     Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 7





Jan. 13        High School Youth Group Meeting

                    Meal provided by ? Family

Jan. 26        ETM/HS Youth Groups Event

                    Griffin’s Hockey Game





Mission India is an agency that trains and equips local Indian Christians in the country of India to teach The Bible and form clusters of new disciples.  They do this through organizing Children’s Bible clubs, adult literacy classes, and church planter training.  For more information check the website





Lew Dekker:  We give thanks that Lew had the successful removal of his infected pacemaker.  We now pray that his body would respond to the antibiotics and that a new pacemaker may be placed very soon so that Lew might be able to begin a new round of immune therapy treatments.


Connie DeHaan:  Please keep Connie in your prayers as she remains at Resthaven (32nd Street, Holland) for continued rehabilitation and respite care.  We pray that she may be able to return home soon after gaining strength.


Hermina Fransens:  Please keep Hermina in your prayers as she has been admitted to SKLD Rehabilitation Center (Wyoming, MI) in an effort for her to gain strength.  We are thankful that she is in good spirits and pray that she might be able to be transferred to SKLD in Zeeland once a room becomes available.


Matthew Meekhof:  Please remember Matthew in your prayers as his doctor’s appointment at University of Michigan did not provide a concrete cause to the symptoms he has been experiencing.  We pray that through the suggestions offered by the doctor, that he may experience some relief.


Roger Nagelkirk:  Please continue to keep Roger in your prayers as he remains under Hospice care.  We pray for comfort and peace for Roger and his family during this time.


Shirley VanVoorst:  Please keep Shirley in your prayers as she began her 3-week stem cell treatment that requires her to be hospitalized for 3 weeks.  We pray that this treatment is effective in aiding in her blood cancer diagnosis.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Ron Oskam






Offering Schedule:

Jan. 20:  AM  Lakeshore Pregnancy Center

          PM  Right to Life Education Fund


This Morning we welcome the Residents of Parkview Home as well as the new House Parents, Zach & Kate DeForest.  We are glad you are here as we worship our Lord and Savior.  Resident Bruce Dykema will provide a musical selection during the Offertory.  Following the service, Zach & Kate will give a presentation during the GROW Group time.


This Evening we welcome Rev. Stephen Terpstra, from Borculo CRC, as a pulpit exchange for the second of a 5-week series entitled: ‘All Things were created through Him and for Him’, based upon Colossians 3:17.  The goal of the series is to help cultivate a richer appreciation for God’s sovereignty over all areas of life.  Pastor Shaun is occupying the pulpit at Beaverdam CRC this evening.





Positive Options/Lakeshore Pregnancy Center will be at Applebee’s on Thursday, January 24.  10% of sales for the day will go directly to the center.  Please enjoy dinner out and benefit the Pregnancy Center Ministry!














Sunday Custodians:  The Building & Grounds Committee is looking for individuals/couples to job share the position of Sunday Custodians.  For more information, contact Ryan Boerman, or a member of the B&G committee.


Worship Praise Team Members Needed!  If you are high school age or above, and would be interested in joining in worship on a Praise Team, please come talk to one of our Worship Coordinators (Sue Arendsen, Danielle Hilbelink, or Sue Lucas) or send an email to


GROW Groups will resume this morning with Zach & Kate DeForest, new House Parents at Parkview AFC Home.  They will be introducing themselves and updating us about what’s happening at Parkview Home.

        Next week, January 20, Lisa Anderson from “Grace’s Table” in Grand Rapids, will share her story of helping unwed moms.  During this past Mission Emphasis week, a group of women from North Street, went and helped at “Grace’s Table”.


W.O.W. (Women of the Word) Bible Study will begin a 6 week Bible study beginning January 29 – March 5.  We will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 AM in ‘The Grove’.  Nursery care is available.  We will be using the book ‘Living Like You Belong To God’ to take a look at what holiness is; why it’s essential to pleasing God; and what the practice of holiness looks like in everyday life.  Signup by January 13 at the ‘Sign-up Station’ to have a book ordered for you.  All Women are invited to join us!  Contact Heidi Bostrom with any questions.


Mid-Life Group (Adults only):  Join us for a ‘Bean-Bag Tournament’ on Saturday, February 2, at 6:00 PM in ‘The Grove’.  Dinner will be provided.  Please sign-up at ‘The Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex.  Any ?s – see Kathy Busscher or Sara Boerman.  Looking forward to a fun night of competition and fellowship!





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.

Children’s Worship meets during the Evening Worship Service, for children ages 3 through Kindergarten.  Children’s Worship Dismissal takes place following the Offering/Offertory, exiting the Sanctuary through the front door.  Parents, please come to the Children’s Worship Room (Room #1) after the Service to pick up your children.





Henry & Joyce Tamminga:  Henry lives with their daughter, Paula, in Zeeland.  Henry will celebrate his 92nd Birthday on Wednesday, January 16!  Joyce lives at Lakeside Vista in Holland.






Henry Tamminga

92 on January 16


Jean VenHuizen

89 on January 17






Almira Huizenga:  Please remember Almira and the Huizenga family in your prayers after the recent death of her brother, Gene Dozeman.  We pray that the family experiences the Lord’s comfort and peace in this time.


Gary DeHaan says “Thank You for all the expressions of congratulations I received because of the recent celebration of my 90th Birthday.  North Street CRC is truly a caring congregation!  Soli Deo Gloria”


Hermina Fransens would like to express my “Thanks for the beautiful Poinsettia and wonderful cards given to me by the church.  I am grateful for your kindness.”





Trevor VandenHeuvel (son of Todd & Sheryl) is in his 2nd year at Grand Valley State University.  He is currently taking a Speech class and a Business class for his major in Sports Management.  Trevor just started a job at Tommy Car Wash in Jenison.  Trevor will celebrate his 20th Birthday tomorrow, January 14!  Happy Birthday Trevor!  We continue to pray for you as you work towards your College degree.


Nathan Visser (son of Scott & Laura) is in his 2nd year at Grand Rapids Community College.  He is currently taking classes in Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electronics, and Welding, for his major in Mechanical Engineering.  Nathan is currently doing an internship at Herman Miller in the Tool Crib and will soon transition to Programming.  Nathan will celebrate his 19th Birthday on Friday, January 18!  Happy Birthday Nathan!  We continue to pray for you as you work towards your College degree.