North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



August 22, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Services available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Seventh Trumpet”

Revelation 11:15-19


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Samuel’s Farewell Address”

I Samuel 12:1-25




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – August 22, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Val Leegwater, Kristi Boerman

                         PM     Sue Lucas, Stephanie Klein

Ushers:            AM & PM         Jackson Busscher (East), Brian Busscher (Center), Greyson Busscher (West)

Rover:              AM     Mark DuBois                                     PM     Larry Harmsen

Nursery:           AM    Shawna Bouwkamp, Ruth Meekhof, Elizabeth Venema, Macie Schutt

                          PM     Suann Zwiers, Tyler Bostrom, Sadie DuBois

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM     Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Jackson Busscher

                                          PM     Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Jackson Busscher



WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – August 29, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Sue Arendsen

                          PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:            AM & PM         Josh VandenBosch (East), John Bos (Center),

                                                     Todd VandenHeuvel/Luke Mast (West)

Rover:              AM     Scott Hoek                                          PM     Brent Leegwater

Nursery:           AM    Nakisha DeJong, Laura Visser, Cora Boerman, Lauren Boerman

                          PM     Heidi Bostrom, Jasmine Vincent, Andrew Boerman

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

                                           PM   Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman



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 – August 22

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service


Monday – August 23

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings


Tuesday – August 24

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Thursday – August 26

7:30 PM    CCM Bible Study


Saturday – August 28

11:00 AM  Memorial Service-Martin VanderMeulen





Aug. 29  Maatje VandenHeuvel Baptism-AM Service

Sept. 1    Cadet Club Business Meeting

Sept. 1    GEMS Counselor Meeting

Sept. 6    Executive Committee Meeting






Beth DeJong:  We give thanks to the Lord that Beth had a successful para-thyroid surgery this past week.  We pray that her recovery goes well.


Lori Dekker:  Please keep the father-in-law of Lori’s son, Jeff, Jack Grube, in your prayers as he was diagnosed with COVID-19 while on vacation in Colorado.  Jack needed to be airlifted home to Pennsylvania where he is in the ICU receiving care.  We give thanks that he was able to come home and pray for his recovery.


Sharon DuBois:  We are thankful that Sharon was able to receive her second round of chemotherapy this past week.  We pray that the treatment proves to be effective and that her side effects are minimal.


Helaine Miedema:  Please keep Helaine in your prayers as she received the results of her biopsy, which revealed that the mass found on her chest wall is, in fact, bone cancer.  Their appointment with the oncologist is Monday, August 23.  We pray that they receive clarity, direction, and possible treatment options.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Vern Boersen






Rev. Fikret Bocek works for Global Church Ministries as a church-planter and Pastor in his home country of Turkey.  For more information, check the website





Offering Schedule:

August 22:  AM     ZCS-Christian Learning Center


                     PM     Family Research Council



August 29:   AM     Parkview Home


                       PM     North Street CAP


Bulletin Editor:  This month marks 20 years of service for Carol Redder, as our Bulletin Editor.  Carol has faithfully served the Lord, North Street, and her members during that time.  “Thank you, Carol, for your years of service in the past, and may you continue to serve well in the future.” – The Council of North Street CRC.


We Believe Training Night:  A Two Hour Teaching on “How to Understand, Honor and Love Your Neighbor In The Midst of Specific Disagreement With The Mind and Heart of Christ”.  You’ve seen the yard signs, you’ve heard the positions in the media, you’ve struggled with aspects yourself, so what is a faithful Christian response to the current convictions and values of our day?  North Street desires to train Christians in biblical, clear, charitable, and helpful thinking to better engage, serve, love, and honor those who hold a different worldview.  If we truly love our neighbors, one aspect of that love will be the explanation and offer of a Christ-centered view on the most pressing issues of the day.  You will be trained in a Christ-centered understanding in at least the following topics from the popular yard signs around town:

1.       Science is Real / Climate Change Concerns

2.       Black Lives Matter

3.       Love Is Love / LGBTQIA+

4.       Feminism Is For Everyone /

          Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

5.       No Human Being is Illegal

This event will be held on Thursday, August 26, from 7:00PM – 9:00PM, in The Grove.  There is no need to sign up and there is no cost involved.  Please join us if you are able.





The Institute for Reformed Biblical Counseling has extended the registration deadline to August 31 for the IRBC Basic Training Course in Reformed Biblical Counseling.  No late fee will be charged for applications received prior to the 31st.  An anonymous donor has also offer $100.00 towards your tuition costs, should you decide to register for the class.  Applications can be found online at


Borculo Christian School will be having a Mom2Mom Sale on Saturday, September 11, from 9:00AM to noon.  Please email if you are interested in selling at the Sale.


The Annual BCS Foundation/Board Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, September 18.  More information can be found on the school website  Forms to register a team or sponsor a hole can be found there or in the school office.  For more information you can call Adrian Meekhof (616.690.2454).


Family Research Council has a full-time opening in the Holland Office for a Production and Office Manager.  If you are interested in being considered or would like more information, please email your cover letter and resume to





A Memorial Service for Martin VanderMeulen:  Please join us on Saturday, August 28, at 11:00 AM at North Street, for a Memorial Service to honor Martin VanderMeulen, a member of North Street, who passed away on April 4, 2020.  At the request of his family, they wanted to hold his Memorial Service after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.


Howard Stephenson:  Our Church Family grieves the death of Howard Stephenson, who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 12.  Close family and friends held a graveside service this past Monday.  A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Friday, September 24.


Meals for DuBois Family:  Opportunity to provide meals for the DuBois family is being organized through a Meal Train page.  Click on the link and select your day.  If you wish to bring a meal but are unable to signup online, please contact Val Leegwater (616.875.2777).


New Address for Thelma Johnson:

               Thelma Johnson

               400 Parkside Drive, Apt. #225

               Zeeland, MI  49464

               Phone:   (616).772.2270 (same as before)





Del & Winnie Machiela live in their home in Zeeland.  Winnie will celebrate her 94th Birthday on Friday, August 27!






John Heuvelman

93 on August 24


Winnie Machiela

94 on August 27






Emma Hilbelink (daughter of Stephan & Danielle) is starting her Senior year at Calvin University, majoring in Nursing.  Some classes she will be taking are Med/Surg, Leadership Theory and Strategies, Advanced Roles in Nursing, as well as clinical placements (first placement in Butterworth).  This past summer she worked as a research assistant for the Calvin University Nursing Department as well as a Unit Secretary at Blodgett Hospital.  This past summer, Emma and Aaron became engaged are planning a wedding for later in 2022!.  Emma’s e-mail address is  Emma celebrated her 21sts Birthday on Friday, August 20!  Happy Birthday Emma!  We pray that God will bless you as you start your Senior year and make plans for your wedding.





Women’s Bible Study: On September 19, we will be starting our fall study, “Elijah” by Priscilla Shirer.  “Every fervent believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm.  Join Priscilla through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine.  And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.”  If you would like to join, please sign up at the information center, or let Nakisha or Kristin know.  We will be meeting from 11:00-11:45 each Sunday, alternating video and study weeks, ending tentatively on December 19.  Cost of the study book is $10.00.  Please sign up by Sunday, August 29.