North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



September 12, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Services available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Behold The Lamb”

Revelation 14:1-5


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Fall Of A King”

I Samuel 15:1-35




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – September 12, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Stephanie Klein, Kristi Boerman

                          PM     Jennifer Fortosis

Ministry of Music:      PM         Jennifer Fortosis

Ushers:             AM & PM         Jim Staat Jr. (East), Lyle VanKlompenberg (Center), Thijs DuBois (West)

Rover:              AM     Zach VandenHeuvel                                 PM         Tim Schutt

Nursery:          AM    Megan VanDussen, Suann Zwiers, Rebecca Boerman, Sarabiah Worley

                         PM     Linda VanderPloeg, Erica Oskam, Greyson Busscher

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM     Todd VandenHeuvel, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder

                                           PM     Todd VandenHeuvel, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder



WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – September 19, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Ruth Meekhof

                          PM     Ruth Meekhof, Val Leegwater

Ushers:             AM & PM         Jim Staat Sr. (East), Curt Lucas (Center), Alden Lucas (West)

Rover:              AM     Scott Hoek                                                  PM         Brian Mast

Nursery:          AM    Megan VanDussen, Suann Zwiers, Rebecca Boerman, Sarabiah Worley

                         PM     Linda VanderPloeg, Erica Oskam, Greyson Busscher

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

                                             PM   Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Jackson Busscher



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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 – September 12

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Education Kick-Off

10:50 AM  Sunday School/Catechism begins ‘til 11:45

                   Offering:  Mission India

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

6:45 PM    High School Youth Group begins

Meal provided by Brian & Rachel Mast family


Monday – September 13

7:00 PM    Council Meeting


Tuesday – September 14

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Wednesday – September 15

6:45 PM    Jr.Cadets/Cadets Meetings





Sept. 19 High School Youth Group meets

        Meal provided by Ron & Nancy Oskam family

Sept. 19  Women’s Bible Study begins





Hispanic Ministry Developer - Pastor Scott Geurink continues to minister to Hispanics in the Western Michigan area with evangelistic Bible Studies in greenhouses and farms, mentoring and coaching Hispanic leaders and pastors, and assisting in the training of church planters.





Hermina Fransens:  We grieve the death of Hermina who went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening after a short time under Hospice care.  We are thankful that Hermina is at peace.  Visitation and Funeral arrangements will be shared once they are finalized.


Winnie Machiela would like to say “Thank You for all the prayers, cards, phone calls, and visits on my recent 94th Birthday.  It was all appreciated very much!”





Helaine Miedema:  We give thanks to the Lord that Helaine was able to begin her chemotherapy treatments this past week.  We pray that she may respond to these treatments and pray for strength as she feels awfully weak right now.


Crew Staat (7 year old son of Jim Jr. & Dana):  We give thanks to the Lord that the doctor has said that Crew does not need surgery on his broken collar bone.  We pray that Crew will make a full recovery.


Jane TenHarmsel:  We give thanks to the Lord that after being hospitalized with an infection, Jane was able to return to Royal Park this past Thursday.  We pray that she will continue to make strides in gaining back her strength.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Matt VanderPloeg






Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.


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






Vern Boersen

86 on September 15






Sunday School Helper:  A helper for the Three year old class is needed.  Please contact Carol Redder ( if you would like to volunteer to help with these little ones.


Education Kick-Off:  The Education Committee invites everyone to a kick-off lunch of hamburgs and hotdogs.  Serving begins at 11:30 AM in ‘The Grove’.  All are welcome!


Men’s Fellowship - Clay Pigeon Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, at 1:00 PM at 7078 Perry Street, Zeeland.  Any questions – contact Brent Leegwater or Terry Boerman.


Adult Choir:  Do you love to make a joyful noise to the Lord?  Adult Choir will begin again on Sunday, September 26.  We would love to have you join us in singing praises to the Lord!  We rehearse Sunday afternoons at 4:30 PM and participate in worship about five times a year.  For more information, please see/contact Danielle Hilbelink ( or 616.403.3062).  ‘It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High’ (Psalm 92:1).





Offering Schedule:

Sept. 12:      AM     Mission India


                     PM       One Way Ministries


Sept. 19:      AM     North Street CAP

                     PM     The Bridge



Electronic Donations:  North Street now offers the option of donating electronically.  The donation link is accessible on the Church website.  For more information contact Matt VanderPloeg or Mike VanAst.


From The Executive Committee:  There is a vacancy on the Nursery Committee that needs to be filled.  Duties primarily consist of periodic sanitizing of the toys.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Nancy Oskam, Chair of the Nursery Committee, or Council Clerk.





The Bridge Youth Center has a number of volunteer opportunities available.  Please check the flyer at the Sign-Up Station.  You can also learn more at or call 772.3843.


Family Research Council has several openings in our Holland location:

Mail Processing Assistant:

        Part-time position (15-20 hours /week).

Data Entry/Teleservices Assistant:

        Part-time position (15-20 hours/week)

Data Entry/Teleservices Assistant:

        Full-time position

Production and Office Manager:

        Full-time position

Distribution Assistant:

        Full-time position

For more information and/or to apply for any of these positions, please email your cover letter and resume to


The Hope Heralds, a Reformed men’s chorus of approximately 100 men, will present a concert this Friday evening, September 17, at 7:00 PM, at First Protestant Reformed Church (2800 Michigan Street, NW, Grand Rapids, 49506).  Admission is free; A free-will offering will be collected.  Join us as we praise our Heavenly Father in music!