North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 3, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Order Of Worship”

I Corinthians 14:26-40


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“When My Heart Is . . .

Unforgiving And Bitter”

Ephesians 4:30-32







Sunday – November 3

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship

10:45 AM  Sunday School/Catechism

                    Dismissal at 11:45 AM

10:45 AM  Women’s Bible Study

2:00 PM     SKLD Worship Service

(Rev. Norm Buursma, Elder Stephan Hilbelink, Nancy Spahr)

4:00 PM     Adult Choir Rehearsal

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                    Story:  “Jesus and The Tax Collectors”

7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Tim & Amy Schutt family

Monday – November 4

6:00 AM    Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday – November 5

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Women’s Bible Study

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM     Building & Grounds Committee Mtg.

7:00 PM     Parkview Board Meeting – Council Room

Wednesday – November 6

(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     2nd & 3rd Grade Counselors Corner

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

Thursday – November 7

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

1:30 PM     Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 2

7:00 PM     Heritage Cadet Council Counselors’ Mtg.

                    @ Harderwyk CRC





Nov. 10      H.S. Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Brent & Val Leegwater Family

Nov. 11      Council Meeting

Nov. 14      N.S. Seniors Breakfast

                    @ Wooden Shoe Restaurant





Lola DeRoo:  Please remember Lola in your prayers as she remains under Hospice care.  We pray for comfort and peace to be constant companions during this season – both for Lola and her family.


Henry Meppelink:  Please keep Henry in your prayers as he awaits a consultation with his doctor regarding some health issues he has been having recently.  We pray for answers, direction, and peace in this time.


Joyce Rigterink:  We give thanks to the Lord that Joyce is recovering well after her surgery to re-attach her retina.


Jim Staat Sr.:  Please keep Jim’s brother, Nick, in your prayers as he had open heart surgery this past Monday (triple bypass and work on a valve).  Because of fluid buildup and an enlarging of his heart, they were unable to close his incision; and so he remains sedated with a steel plate over the incision.  We pray that the swelling goes down and that he can have the incision closed soon.


Von Vis:  We give thanks that Von is doing well after her retina re-attachment surgery.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Joel Poortvliet






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.





Offering Schedule:

Nov. 10:  AM   Right to Life Education Fund

              PM   The Bridge




Parkview Home in Zeeland has a resident that is in need of a one-on-one Community Living Support Person Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, to provide assistance with activities (volunteering in the community/personal enrichment opportunities).  This is a paid position with no weekend or evening time required. Should you have an interest or would like further information, please contact Jenn at


Barnabas Ministries will host their 25th Annual Fall Celebration Banquet on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 PM at Immanuel Baptist Church in Holland.  Barnabas has been serving high-risk youth and families in West Michigan for nearly a quarter of a century.  There is NO COST for dinner – donation will be accepted!  Make your reservation by calling (748.8435) or email to


Borculo Christian School will be holding a Veteran’s Day Chapel on Friday, November 8 at 12:45 PM.  Pastor Mark Neymeiyer of Rusk CRC will be leading the chapel.  All veterans are invited to attend, thanking God for blessing us with men and women who have made significant sacrifices in their lives to allow us the freedom to worship God in a safe community.


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.





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.





Henry & Joyce Tamminga:  Henry lives with their daughter, Paula, in Zeeland.  Joyce lives at Lakeside Vista in Holland.





The family of Gen Huizenga would like to say “Thank You for your thoughtful expressions of love shown to our family in the passing of our dear mother.  She deeply appreciated all the kindness you showed her through the years and felt so blessed to be a part of the North Street Church Family.”





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 anytime.


The Outreach Committee is once again collecting Christmas shoeboxes for boys and girls around the globe through the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Program.  Shoeboxes can be picked up in the Narthex.  The goal for North Street is 100 boxes!  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, a blanket, and an umbrella that have been found and are waiting to be claimed.  Are they yours?  Items not claimed by November 8 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!