North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



July 18, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Services available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Stunned Silence

Of The Seventh Seal”

Revelation 8:1-5


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Here I Raise My Ebenezer”

I Samuel 7:3-17





Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Ruth Meekhof

Ministry of Music:     AM        Jennifer Fortosis

Ushers:             AM & PM         Nick Fortosis (East), Larry Harmsen (Center), Tim Meekhof (West)

Rover:               AM     Tim Schutt                                           PM     Scott Visser

Nursery:            AM    Heidi Bostrom, Jennifer Fortosis, Hunter Vincent, Derek Bostrom

                           PM     Kathy Busscher, Jasmine Vincent, Greyson Busscher

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM     Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Jackson Busscher

                                          PM     Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Jackson Busscher




Accompanists: AM     Stephanie Klein, Val Leegwater

                          PM     Sue Arendsen

Ushers:             AM & PM         John Bos (East), Curt Lucas (Center), Alden Lucas (West)

Rover:               AM     Scott Hoek                                         PM     Todd VandenHeuvel

Nursery:           AM    Leigh VanDussen, Ruth Meekhof, Naomi VanDussen, Addison Boersema

                          PM     Megan VanDussen, Hope DuBois, Sadie DuBois

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM   Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman

                                          PM   Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman



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






Sunday – July 18

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service


Tuesday – July 20

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

11:00 AM  Summer Splash @ Sterk’s Home

                   ‘til 2:00 PM

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Wednesday – July 21

6:45 PM    Kid’s Church Softball Game

                   North Street vs. Borculo

                   @ Borculo Christian School


Thursday – July 22

7:30 PM    CCM Bible Study


Friday – July 23

6:00 PM    HS/MS Boating Night

                   @ Mike & Mary Geerlings’ Home





July 26    Elders/Deacons Meetings

July 29    CCM Bible Study

Aug. 1    SKLD Worship Service

Aug. 2    Executive Committee Meeting



Tony Fortosis (3 ½ year old son of Nick & Jennifer):

We give thanks that after experiencing a twisted intestine and battling a fever, Tony is doing much better.  We thank the Lord for His kindness and healing hand.


Lyndsey Leegwater:  We give thanks for Lyndsey’s opportunity to serve at Eagle Crest Camp in Sutton, Alaska, and her safe return yesterday.


Winnie Machiela:  Please be in prayer for Winnie as she has experienced some setbacks in her recovery.  We are thankful for the care that she is receiving at home and pray that she might be able to gain strength and mobility and be relieved of her pain.


Jane TenHarmsel:  Please be in prayer for Jane’s son-in-law, Kim, who was recently diagnosed with a small growth under his tongue.  He is scheduled for further testing in Grand Rapids.


Todd & Sheryl VandenHeuvel Family:  Please be in prayer for the VandenHeuvel Family as in recent months, they have experienced the deaths of 4 family members, including Todd’s 21-year old second cousin this past week.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort as they experience compounded sorrow in this time.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Keith Boerman






Rev. Don Slager has been involved in Bible translation for his lifetime, mostly in the countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone (West Africa).  Presently he serves as a Bible translation consultant in Liberia. He also is the editor of Bible Handbooks for translators worldwide, doing this work under United Bible Society.





Dale VanderYacht lives in his condo in Zeeland.


Carolyn (Carrie) Redder lives at Resthaven Care Center (740 College Avenue Rm.#17) in Holland.





Jane TenHarmsel would like to “Thank everyone for the many calls, cards, and visits I received for my recent 91st Birthday!  Thanks to our faithful God who is always with us.”





Kids Church Softball League:

                       North Street vs. Borculo

                       Wednesday, July 14 @ 6:45 PM

                       @ Borculo Christian School


Hymn Sing Song Request:  A reminder that the Worship Committee would love to have more song requests for our monthly hymn sings.  Please fill out a slip with your name and your requests, and place in the box at the ‘Welcome Center’.  We will use any songs we have previously sung in worship.  Thank You.


Security Rovers:  A new schedule for Security Rovers will be put together in the coming weeks.  We are in need of 5-10 new rovers.  If you would like to be added as a rover, or would like your name removed, please contact Todd VandenHeuvel, before August 9.



Offering Schedule:

July 18: AM   Mission Aviation Fellowship


               PM   Mission India



July 25: AM   North Street CAP

               PM   Parkview Home






The Bridge Youth Center is in need of food to feed the kids lunch on Mondays-Thursdays each week.  Anything from individual snacks to actual meals.  They also always enjoy baked goodies.


The Bridge Youth Center has a mini pantry outside of their door.  The supply of food to stock this pantry is running really low.  Macaroni & Cheese, cereal, spaghetti sauce & pasta, peanut butter & jelly, or anything your family would enjoy.  Please consider donating any of these items.  Your support is always appreciated!


The Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the 7th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit the Cadet ministry.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 21, at the Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland.  For more information, call the Corps office (616.241.5616 ext.4) or check out the Cadet website ( under the ‘events’ tab.  Everyone is welcome!  Registration forms are available from your Cadet Club Head Counselor, or you can register at the website.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM.  Join us for a fun-filled day!

If you can’t make it out for the event, but still want to be involved, we are looking for people willing to sponsor stations or make a pledge for a participating shooter.  For more information on these giving opportunities, contact Kim at the Corps office (616.241.5616 ext.4).





Outreach Committee Update

July 18, 2021


The Outreach Committee would like to update the church on the status of the refugee family from the Congo.  We have been given limited information to date regarding the family, apart from the family being a mother and a 16 year old boy and 11 year old girl.


While we were seeking Council approval to become involved in this program, we were told by Bethany that the family was initially coming on June 17th.  We thus had to act quickly to get up to speed and be prepared.  This of course has been postponed due to illness. We are not certain of the nature or extent of the illness.


The Outreach Committee is actively trying to obtain more information from Bethany on the status of the family and their arrival, including more personal details to pass on to the congregation.  We have not received any additional information at this time other than what has been explained herein.


However, so that we can be prepared, we have placed an information sheet from Bethany at the bottom of the stairs for members to consider for purposes of any donations, as well as ways you can directly serve this family.


Outreach has been advised that the refugee program is intended to assimilate the refugee families as quickly as possible, with the goal of the families being relatively self-sufficient within six months.  We have been advised that this program has been successful for a number of families, including a small community of families in Grand Rapids.


As far as purchasing or donating any items at this time, Outreach would request that you be in prayerful consideration of how you can help but that you please hold-off at this time until we get more clarity from Bethany.  Outreach will update the congregation when these items are needed.


Outreach requests prayers for the family -- spiritually and for their health and safety on this journey, to calm any fears and to trust in God’s provision and faithfulness as they make this transition.  We would also request that the church be in prayers for ways you can help!



Outreach Committee