North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit


May 26, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“A Little Leaven

Leavens The Whole Lump”

I Corinthians 5:1-13


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Feast Of First Fruits”

Leviticus 23:9-14


North Street Christian Reformed Church

Rev. Shaun Furniss

May 26, 2019



Sunday – May 26

9:30 AM     Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship in ‘The Grove’

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

Monday – May 27

                   Memorial Day Parade Activities

Tuesday – May 28

6:30 AM     Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Thursday – May 30

6:30 PM     Ascension Day Worship Service

Saturday – June 1

4:00 PM     Garrett & Grace Hilbelink Wedding



June 2         Elders/Deacons Installation-AM Service

June 2         SKLD (Providence) Worship Service
                         (Rev. Norm Buursma, Elder Joe Steenholdt, Nancy Spahr)

June 2         Seminarian Matt Mulder – PM Service

June 3         Executive Committee Meeting

June 4         Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

June 9         Communion – AM Service

June 9         Rev. Jeong Gho – PM 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.





Gert Driesenga:  Please keep Gert in your prayers as she had a biopsy and surgery this past week to relieve the fluid build-up around her lungs and to determine why it continues to build up.  We are thankful that her surgery went well and pray that she will be relieved of fluid build-up in the future.


Gert Gruppen:  Please keep Gert in your prayers as she was hospitalized this past week after experiencing stroke-like symptoms.  Gert will be returning to SKLD in Zeeland for some rehabilitation and therapy before she can return to Resthaven.


Kristin Sterk:  We give thanks to the Lord that Kristin was able to have her heart ablation this past week.  Though the doctors were not able to remedy all the issues she has been having, they believe that she may now respond better to medications.  We pray that this is so and that Kristin can return to regular activities soon.


Vern VanKlompenberg:  Please keep Vern in your prayers as it was discovered that, after a stay at the hospital to address his pneumonia, he has come down with a MRSA infection.  He is being treated at home and we pray that he will make a full recovery soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Ron Oskam






Jubilee Centers International (David & Emily Romero) is an organization compelled by Christ's love for the poor to 'preach the year of the Lord's favor' (Luke 4:19) through community outreach involving formal Christian Education through holistic community development.  The Romeros work in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  For more information, check the website at





Offering Schedule:

May 30:  PM  Lakeshore Pregnancy Center

June 2:   AM   One Way Ministries

         PM   NS CAP


At the recent Congregational Meeting, the following were selected:

     Elders:      Vern Boersen

                   Stephan Hilbelink

                   Ed Zylstra

      Deacons:   Joel Poortvliet

                   Matt VanderPloeg

                   Scott Visser

     Elder of Visitation:   Jim Staat, Sr.

The new Elders and Deacons will be installed during the Morning Worship Service on June 2.


Ascension Day Worship Service will be held in the Sanctuary this week Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 PMPastor Shaun will lead us as we celebrate the return of our Savior to Heaven.


Calvin Theological Seminary Graduate, Matt Mulder, will lead our Evening Worship Service on Sunday, June 2.


Copies of ‘A Report to the Churches’ of the May 16 Classis Zeeland Meeting are available at the ‘Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex.






Parkview Adult Foster Care Home is once again collecting Family Fare receipts.  Please place your receipts in the collection bag at the ‘Sign-Up Station’ in the Narthex.  The last drive earned Parkview $1,000.00.  Thanks for your support!


Good   Samaritan   Ministries   is   hosting  the ‘5th Annual Good Sam’s Wild Run’ on Saturday, June 8, at the Macatawa Greenway System at Ridge Point Church.  Kids ages 4-13 maneuver obstacles created by local companies.  Cost is $12/runner, or $10/runner when registering 3 or more kids.  For more information or to register, go to


Family Research Council has two positions available in the Holland office:

      Donor Appreciation/Phone Representative

      Data Entry/Tele-Services Assistant

Please go to for additional information and/or job descriptions.  If you are interested in applying, fax a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to the attention of Char Postma, Human Resources Assistant at 1.616.394.5254; mail to 11311 James Street, Holland; or email to the Family Research Council at





Hermina Fransens lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.


Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.






Vern VanKlompenberg

86 on June 1


Joyce Tamminga

88 on June 2










Memorial Day Parade:  North Street will once again be serving refreshments and providing restrooms during the Zeeland Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27.  Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve, and welcome the Community (8:15 – 9:00 AM).  Please see the sheet at the ‘Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex.


Cadets/Parents:  The Day Trip scheduled for Saturday, June 1 has been cancelled.


Men’s Bible Study invites you to join us in a 6-week study of the Doctrine of Pre-Destination, starting on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 AM.  We will be using ‘Chosen By God’, a video by R.C.Sproul.  Contact Gerry DeZwaan for a study guide.


Do you love Kids?  Do you have a passion for Music?  Do you love hearing Kids sing in front of Church?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, then we have something for YOU!  The Education Committee is looking for someone to lead our 2nd – 5th grade students in singing before Sunday School.  If you are interested in this awesome position, please see Brian Mast, Education chairperson.