North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 10, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Christ’s Resurrection”

I Corinthians 15:1-11


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“When My Heart Is . . .

Unbelieving And Doubtful”

Mark 9:14-24







Sunday – November 10

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship

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

10:45 AM  Women’s Bible Study

4:00 PM     Adult Choir Rehearsal

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                    Story:  “Jesus Calls The Twelve Disciples”

7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

                         Meal provided by Mark & Sharon DuBois Family

Monday – November 11

7:00 PM     Council Meeting

Tuesday – November 12

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Women’s Bible Study

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – November 13

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

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

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

8:45 PM     5th Grade Cadet Counselors Corner

7:00 PM     Bell Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

Thursday – November 14

6:30 AM    Men’s Bible Study – Fireside Room

8:30 AM    N.S. Seniors Breakfast

                    @ Wooden Shoe Restaurant





Nov. 17      Rev. Greg TenBrink - AM Service

                    Rev. Doug Fauble - PM Service

Nov. 17      H.S. Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Jeff & Stephanie Klein Family

Nov. 20      Cadets’ Mother’s Night

Nov. 21      Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 3

Nov. 25      Elders/Deacons Meetings

Nov. 28      HS Youth Group Pancake Breakfast

Nov. 28      Thanksgiving Worship Service – 9:30 AM




Terry Boerman:  Terry had a CT Scan last week as a follow-up of his rapid heartbeat in September.  This resulted in fluid being removed from the lung cavity on Monday.  Cancer cells were found in the fluid, so additional tests will be completed & a course of action determined.  Pray for direction, peace, & healing.


Henry Meppelink:  Please be in prayer for Henry as his consultation revealed that his aortic aneurism is leaking.  As further tests are done to determine surgical options, pray for clarity, peace, and direction.


Jim Staat Sr.:  Please keep Jim’s brother, Nick, in your prayers as he continues to experience complications after open heart surgery.  Nick has an infection and remains in Intensive Care.  We pray that the infection may be remedied and he would be able to make a full recovery.


Josh & Chelsea VandenBosch:  We give thanks to the Lord that Chelsea’s dad, Doug, has been approved for two clinical trial chemotherapies.  We pray these treatments would prove to be effective.


Nick & Elaine Venema:  We give thanks that the results of Elaine’s sister-in-law, Courtney’s tests revealed that the lesions on her liver are not cancerous.  We give thanks to the Lord for his mercy.


Steve & Melissa Vincent:  We rejoice with the Vincent family as Melissa’s dad, Vern, was able to come home after being hospitalized with blood clots.  We pray that Vern will be able to make a full recovery.


Rose Worley:  Please keep Rose in your prayers as she fell a week ago, resulting in a sore back, bumps and bruises, and a broken tooth.  We pray that she may heal from these injuries and be able to have her tooth repaired soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Stephan Hilbelink






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:

Nov. 17:  AM   North Street CAP

              PM   Family Research Council


Pastor Shaun & his family will be on vacation November 11-November 17.  If there are pastoral concerns that arise, please contact your District Elder (a list can be found at the Welcome Center in the Narthex).


During Pastor Shaun’s vacation, the November 17 Morning Worship Service will be led by Rev. Greg TenBrink; the Evening Worship Service will be led by Rev. Doug Fauble.


The Membership of Matt Mulder has been transferred to Grace Community CRC in Oak Lawn, IL, where he serves as the Pastor of Preaching and Connections.  May the Lord bless Matt as he ministers to Grace Community.


The Thanksgiving Day offering envelopes have been placed in your mailboxes.  There are additional envelopes at the ‘Sign-Up Station’.  These envelopes can be placed in the offering plate on Sunday, November 17; Sunday, November 24; or Thanksgiving Day.  There are several groups/agencies to choose from.  All loose and undesignated money received will go to the Outreach Fund (local outreach).  The deacons discourage you from writing in additional causes.  If a group/agency is written in, that amount will be given to the Outreach Fund (local outreach).  Any envelopes received after Thanksgiving Day will go to the Outreach Fund (local outreach).





North Blendon Churches (RCA & CRC) are co-hosting a benefit concert for Hurricane Dorian relief featuring the music of ‘Down Home’.  The concert will begin at 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, and will be held at North Blendon Reformed Church (7224 Taylor St., Hudsonville).  A free-will offering will be received.


IRBC (Institute for Reformed Biblical Counseling) is hosting a Seminar on ‘Perinatal Mood Disorders & Post-Partum Depression’ on Tuesday, November 12, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Cornerstone URC (6442 – 36th Avenue, Hudsonville).  RSVP by email to by noon on November 12.  A free-will offering will be taken to cover the costs of this event and support IRBC’s ministry.


IRBC (Institute for Reformed Biblical Counseling) Reformed Family Services Marriage Retreat is returning to Michigan on January 10, 2020.  This event will again be held at the picturesque Shack Lakeside Log Lodge & Country Inn (White Cloud, Michigan).  For more information and registration, visit the website




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.





Dale VanderYacht lives in his condo in Zeeland.


Jean Halma lives at SKLD (Providence) in Zeeland.






Del Machiela

93 on November 12


Lorraine Wieringa

89 on November 12


Everdeane Bonnes

88 on November 16


Howard Stephenson

94 on November 17






Lola DeRoo was called to her eternal home on Friday, November 8.  Please remember the DeRoo Family in your prayers: husband Berwin, daughter Val & Brent Leegwater, grandchildren Briana, Lyndsey, and Sydney, and the rest of the DeRoo Family.  Visitation will be held at North Street on Monday, November 11, from 5:00-8:00 PM; Her funeral service will be at North Street on Tuesday, November 12, at 11:00AM.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace to be with the DeRoo family in their time of grief.


Pastor Shaun & Amanda, Isaac, and Abby would like to “Thank the Congregation for the overwhelming love and support that was expressed in kind words, cards, gifts, and baked goods during Pastor’s Appreciation Month.  ‘We are humbled by your kindness and love, and are thankful that we can be a part of the North Street family and serve in this way.’’


Jennie VanderWoude would like to say “Thank You for remembering my birthday with many beautiful cards.  Thanks also, for your prayers for me during my recent hospitalization.  ‘Thanks be to God for His mercy!’




Thank You to all who donated and/or purchased items and baked goods and attended the CAP Auction on November 1.  Almost $11,000.00 was raised for our students in Christian Education K-12!  Above all, thanks be to God for His continued faithfulness!


November is North Street’s month to supply a hot meal and snacks for ‘The Bridge’ Youth Ministry‘The Bridge’ serves 60 - 75 kids every Tuesday.  We are being asked to supply a hot/main entrée and snacks.  Food needs to be at ‘The Bridge’ by 1:00 PM on Tuesdays.  A sign-up sheet with food suggestions is at the ‘Sign-Up Station’ in the Narthex.

They could also use donations of disposable plates, bowls, cups, and spoons at any time.


The Outreach Committee would like to remind the Congregation that we have ONE week remaining and there are still about 20 shoeboxes left to fill for the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Program.  The goal for North Street is 100 boxes!  Please consider picking up another box.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to fill a box or to help with shipping costs, place donations in Jim Jr./Dana Staat’s church mailbox.  Filled Shoeboxes must be brought back to church by Sunday, November 17.  For gift suggestions and/or more information, please contact Dana Staat or visit the website


Meals For Families:  Are you making a casserole/pot of soup/chicken/roast/etc. for your family?  Why not make a little extra for someone in our North Street family that could use encouragement.  Please put the food in a freezer container, date and label the contents including any cooking instructions, and put the container in the freezer in the church kitchen.  The meals/food will be distributed to individuals/couples/families as needed.  If you have any questions or if you would like to bring a meal on a specific day, please contact Linda Boerman.


Found Items:  There are a couple of coats that have been found and are waiting to be claimed.  Are they yours?  Items not claimed by November 11 will be donated.


North Street Seniors will have their monthly breakfast at the ‘Wooden Shoe Restaurant’ on Thursday, November 14, at 8:30 AM.  Join us for breakfast this morning!


Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study is kicking off a brief 5-week session beginning November 19 with Laura Story’s video-based study entitled “I Give Up – the secret joy of a surrendered life”.  Study books are $10.00 and there is an option to also purchase Laura’s book by the same title for an additional $11.00.  Please sign-up at ‘The Sign-up Station’ (located near the elevator).  Childcare is available and all are welcome to join us for this laid-back discussion-based study (home-work is minimal because we know life is busy around the holidays!).  Contact Nakisha DeJong or Amanda Furniss if you have questions.  We look forward to you joining us!


Burgundy Sanctuary Chairs:  If anyone has any interest in the old burgundy Sanctuary chairs, please see Ryan Boerman.