North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



January 12, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Only Time It’s Okay To Taunt”

I Corinthians 15:50-58


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Mark Neymeiyer

“Held In His Hand”

John 10:27-30






Sunday–January 12

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Coffee Fellowship

10:45 AM  Sunday School/Catechism (’til 11:45 AM)

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1


7:00 PM    High School Youth Group Meeting

                      Meal provided by Ron & Sue Lucas family

Monday – January 13

7:00 PM    Council Meeting

Tuesday – January 14

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Ladies Bible Study – ‘The Cellar’

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – January 15

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

6:45 PM    GEMS Mtg. (girls 2-8th grades)

6:30 PM    5th Grade Cadets – meet at church

                   Going to tour Holland Police Station

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

8:45 PM    Jr.Cadet Counselors Corner

                   NO Bell Choir Rehearsal

Thursday – January 16

1:30 PM    Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 6





Jan. 12         Sanctity of Life Sunday

Jan. 12         High School Youth Group Meeting
                     Meal provided by Nick & Elaine Venema Family

Jan. 21         Cadets & GEMS Swimming Party

                   (Note:  Tuesday Night – 7:00-8:00 PM)

Jan. 25         Youth Group – Griffin’s Hockey Game

Jan. 27         Elders/Deacons Meetings






Henry Tamminga

93 on January 16


Jean Venhuizen

90 on January 17






Terry Boerman:  We are thankful that Terry was able to receive his 3rd round of treatment this past week.  We also pray that the Lord would relieve the terribly painful gout that he has been experiencing as a side effect of these treatments.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Earl Mokma






Our Christian Sympathies are extended to Tim & Ruth Meekhof, Dustin & Emillie Boersema and family, Dylan & Alicia Beld, and Matthew Meekhof.  Ruth’s mother, Ada Rillema, went home to be with the Lord this past Wednesday afternoon, after experiencing a brain aneurism and then battling a lung infection.  We are thankful that she was surrounded by family, prayer, Scripture, and song, as she entered into glory.  Visitation is today from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Yntema Funeral Home.  Her funeral service will be held on Monday, January 13 at 11:00 AM at Beaverdam CRC.


Hermina Fransens would like to say “Thank You to everyone for the Christmas cards and the Poinsettia I received.  Also, Thank You to the GEMS for coming to sing Christmas Carols.”





Henry & Joyce Tamminga:  Henry lives with their daughter, Paula, in Zeeland.  Joyce lives at Lakeside Vista in Holland.  Henry will celebrate his 93rd Birthday on Thursday, January 16.





Mike & Keli Anderson are affiliated with South America Mission to establish a dynamic church in every tribe in Brazil.





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.





Trevor VandenHeuvel (son of Todd & Sheryl) is in his 3rd year at Grand Valley State University.  His major is in Sport Event Management.  He is currently taking classes in Sports Management, Statistics, Writing, and Sports Marketing.  He works for Tommy Car Wash and has an Internship through GVSU Athletics.  This semester, Trevor helped to organize the Rally with The Rapids - A special Olympic basketball fundraiser.  Trevor will celebrate his 21st Birthday on Tuesday, January 14!  Happy Birthday Trevor!  We pray that God will continue to guide and bless you as you work to obtain your College degree.





Church Mailboxes:  Please note that the location of your mailbox might have moved slightly to more evenly distribute the names.  (However - they should still be in alphabetical order!)


5th Grade Cadets will be going to tour the Holland Police Station this week Wednesday, January 15.  The boys need to be at church, in full uniform at 6:30 PM, on this night, so we can arrive at the station on time.


GROW Groups will meet on January 19 with Rochell Prahl, from the Family LIFE Center in Allendale.


‘Cards For Christ’:  Ladies – on the last Thursday of every month, there will be an opportunity for you to gather in fellowship at a designated host home.  During this time of intentional, multi-generational fellowship, we will be able to share our time together with conversation and laughter, and also share our gifts of encouragement to others in the church family through the making of handwritten cards.  Let’s show others the love of Christ through our time and words expressed through this lost art!  Writing cards not your thing?  No problem, come and fellowship anyways!  Looking forward to seeing you at our first ‘Cards For Christ’ event at the home of Sue Arendsen (10353 Felch Street) on Thursday, January 30, from 7:00-8:30 PM.  Please RSVP to Amanda Furniss if you plan to attend! (616.350.7857 or


Mid-Life Group Corn Hole Tournament Night is planned for Saturday, February 1, at 6:00 PM in ‘The Grove’ at Church.  Come for a fun night of fellowship and friendly competition!  Dinner will be provided.  Please sign up by January 26.  Any ?s – see Sara Boerman or Kathy Busscher.





Offering Schedule:

Jan. 19:   AM   Right To Life Education Fund

                PM   Lakeshore Pregnancy Center


Church Greeting Times:  After much deliberation, the Executive Committee has decided to suspend all greeting before and during our Worship Services to prevent the spread of illness until the end of March.  We thank you for your ongoing hospitality to our guests and church family during this time.


This Evening’s Service is a resumption of last year’s January Series of Pulpit Exchanges.  This year’s focus being “From A Pastor’s Heart”.  Tonight we will be lead in worship by Rev. Mark Neymeiyer of Ruck CRC, as he will preach on John 10:27-30.  Pastor Shaun will be at North Blendon CRC.  Next week Sunday, January 19, Rev. Stephen Terpstra, from Borculo CRC, will lead our evening Service.  May we all be edified in the hearing of the Good News.