North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit


March 17, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Unity Of The Authentic Church”

I Corinthians 1:1-10


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Scapegoat”

Jonah 1:7-16


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS  --  March 17, 2019

Accompanists:      AM         Ruth Meekhof                   Prelude: Derek Bostrom

                         PM     Ruth Meekhof                           Offertory:      Stephanie Klein

Praise Team:     AM     Vocalists:    Sydney Leegwater, Curt & Jamie Lucas, Paul Mulder, Erica Oskam

                                        Guitarist:    Joe Steenholdt       Cajone:      Mitchell Boerman

Greeters:         AM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)            Bob Schipper

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Candi Schneider

                        PM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)            Bill & Marsha Schreur

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Jim Jr. & Dana Staat

Ushers:     AM & PM         Bill Schreur, Larry Harmsen, Matt Meekhof

Rover:            AM     Scott Visser                                                                   PM         Mark DuBois

Nursery:          AM     Linda Beezhold, Suann Zwiers, Lena Worley, Andrew Boerman

                        PM     Barb Harmsen, Miles Hilbelink, Austin Ulberg

Team Luke:      AM     Val Leegwater

Audio/Visual Operators:     AM     Todd VandenHeuvel, Sheryl VandenHeuvel    Media Ministry:        Dale Miedema

                                                PM Todd VandenHeuvel, Sheryl VandenHeuvel

Children’s Worship:    PM Sara Boerman, Shawna Bouwkamp, Natalie DuBois


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS  --  March 24, 2019

Accompanists:           AM         Sue Arendsen

                            PM     Sue Arendsen

Greeters:         AM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                            Dan & Kristin Sterk

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Joe & Karly Steenholdt

                            PM     Narthex North Door (across from elevator)                            Andrew & Shawna Ulberg

                                        Narthex East Door (across from library)                  Carol Nagelkirk, Dorothy TerHorst

Ushers:            AM & PM         Mike Geerlings, Martin Bostrom, Tyler Bostrom

Rover:           AM     Larry Redder                                                                PM         Brent Leegwater

Nursery:          AM     Nancy Oskam, Chelsea VandenBosch, Mitchell Boerman, Thijs DuBois

                            PM     Lyndsey Leegwater, Sydney Leegwater, Hope DuBois

Team Luke:   AM     Sarah Kass

Audio/Visual Operators:     AM                 Matt VanderPloeg, Larry Redder                    Media Ministry:                Bob Schipper

                                                PM   Matt VanderPloeg, Larry Redder

Children’s Worship:    PM Sara Boerman, Heather Mulder, Tyler Bostrom


Bulletin Announcements should be submitted by noon on Thursdays. 

You may submit announcements by e-mail  (,  by  calling  Carol  (772.1557), 

Or  write  them  out  and  place them in the Bulletin Editor’s mailbox in the Narthex.





Sunday – March 17

9:30 AM     Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship in ‘The Grove’

10:45 AM   Sunday School/Catechism meets

10:45 AM   Profession of Faith Class – Council Room

10:45 AM   GROW Group will meet – ‘The Cellar’

5:00 PM     Pre-Service Prayer Time

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                    Story:  ‘Jesus and Zacchaeus’

6:45 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Jim & Suann Zwiers Family

Tuesday – March 19

6:30 AM     Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – March 20

6:30 PM     GEMS Mother’s Night

6:45 PM     Cadets Outing Night (4th – 8th Grades)

                    Going to Pizza Ranch

Thursday – March 21

1:30 PM     Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson #9

Friday – March 22

6:00 PM     Wild Game Dinner





March 24   High School Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Ron & Nancy Oskam Family

March 25   Elders/Deacons Meetings

March 27   Cadet Award Night/Cadet Campgrounds

April 1        Executive Committee Meeting





Rev. Jeong & Misook Gho work for CRC World Missions in Japan.  Rev. Gho and his wife are Korean born teachers and are conducting church school teacher training programs at various churches in Japan.





Lola DeRoo:  Please keep Lola in your prayers as recent tests showed that her cancer has not responded to the clinical trial immune therapy.  With no further treatment options available, we pray for wisdom and direction from her doctor as to what her next steps will be.


Gert Gruppen:  We give thanks to the Lord that Gert arrived safely in Zeeland and is at SKLD (Providence) Rehabilitation Center (Room #503) for a time of rehabilitation prior to being placed at Resthaven Maplewood.  Please pray for Gert as she experiences a number of transitions as well as working hard to gain strength.


Jack & Shirley VanVoorst:  Please remember Jack in your prayers as he had a fall a week ago that resulted in him being hospitalized with suspicion of bleeding on the brain.  After scans showed that he was well enough to return home, he was discharged a week ago Friday.  However, Jack was re-admitted this past Monday and is having further scans and tests because of persistent symptoms.  We pray for relief of these symptoms and that Jack would be able to come home soon.  Please remember Shirley in your prayers as well as she has come down with the flu and as a result, was hospitalized.  Thankfully, she has since been discharged and continues to recover at home.


Elaine Venema:  Please be in prayer for Elaine’s Grandma, Phyllis Spencer, whose condition has deteriorated and is now being placed under Hospice care.  We pray for Elaine and her family during this time of sorrow.


Paisley Worley (2 year old daughter of Taneesha):  Please keep Paisley in your prayers as she recovers from eye surgery to correct issues related to her eye muscles.  We pray that she would benefit from this surgery and heal soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Rick VanderPloeg






Offering Schedule:

March 24:   AM      Bethany Christian Services

                        PM       Good Samaritan Center


Profession of Faith Class resumes today and will meet in the Council Room during the Sunday School hour.





The Church Office will be closed this week Tuesday, March 19.


GROW Groups will conclude its season with two final sessions.

        March 17:    Bob Tucker will share how Stroke of Faith Ministry developed after a major stroke.  See a display of his scroll saw art work in the Narthex.

        March 24:    Chuck VanderZwaag (One Way Ministries) will team up with Dan Sterk and share exciting updates on what is happening at morning Bible Studies with Middle School students in Zeeland.


The Cadets’ Annual Fertilizer Sale and Donation Drive ENDS today.  Please turn in your order forms or donation slips to Jerry Redder today.


Cadets/Parents:  TODAY is the final day to turn in your ‘Sign-up Slips’ for our Cadet Awards Night (March 27) and our June 1 Outing.


The Wild Game Dinner is this week Friday, March 22, in ‘The Grove’.  The doors will open at 6:00 PM; Dinner is at 6:30 PM.  The new Director of Sportsperson International Ministries, Ross Garvelink, will be our guest speaker.  Sign up TODAY!


Church Pictorial Directory:  A complete revision of the Church Pictorial Directory will be done in the next few weeks.  Please take time to have a new picture taken in ‘The Grove’ after the morning services and update your information.





Borculo Christian School’s Annual Fundraising Spring Banquet will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 6:00 PM, at Noordeloos CRC.  The guest speaker is BCS graduate and author, Kristin Sterk.  In her book, ‘A Heartbeat of Grace’ and her blog ‘Simple Grace-filled Living’, Kristin shares her desire to follow God through all life’s challenges.  Please contact the school office (616.895.8152) to reserve your spot.  There is no cost to attend; however, there will be an appeal to support the General Fund at the conclusion of the evening.


Positive Options (Lakeshore Pregnancy Center) Office in Holland is in need of a cleaning staff.  This could be individuals sharing the load by cleaning every other week, or a gift to underwrite the cost of hiring a cleaning service.  Please call the office to offer your help – 396.5840 ext. 12.


The King’s Choraliers’ Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, March 24, at 7:30 PM at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison.  Come celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ through the music of the King Choraliers.  Come, and be blessed!


Second Reformed Church’s Visual Arts Ministry invites the public to the John August Swanson Exhibit thru May 19.  John Swanson’s serigraphs and paintings are unique examples of how art can visually preach the Word and offer creative insight into Biblical stories and their meaning.  Gallery Hours are Sundays 11:30AM-2:30PM; Mon-Thurs 9:30AM – 4:00PM; Fridays 9:30AM-noon. (Please use the new entrance from the parking lot on the north side of the church.)  Please call the church office at 772.2153 with any questions.


Parkview AFC Home’s 1st Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 20, at 8:30 AM.  Registration forms for Sponsor and/or Participant are available from Terry Boerman or online at





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.





Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.


Mary Gilman is currently at Spectrum Health’s long-term care facility (Kalamazoo Ave.) in Kentwood.






Gert Gruppen

87 on March 19


Marian Johnson

87 on March 23






A Wedding/Grocery Shower is taking place for Keith & Sarah VanKlompenbergTODAY is the last day to place your gifts in the Shopping Cart in the Narthex.





A Baby Shower is taking place for Abby Grace Furniss, infant daughter of Pastor Shaun & Amanda.  Please place your gifts in the playpen in the Narthex by Sunday, March 24.





Kristin Sterk would like to “Thank the Congregation for blessing our family so richly with prayers, cards, texts, and meals during my recent surgery.  We are humbled and thankful to be a part of the family at North Street!”



New Phone Number for Everdeanne Bonnes: