North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 28, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Services available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Amen, Come Lord Jesus”

Revelation 22:1-21


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Jeremy Visser

“Love Comes Down - TRUTH”

Matthew 1:1-25




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 28, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas, Kristi Boerman

                          PM     Sue Lucas;          Flute Choir:  Rachel Mast, Sara Boerman, Cora Boerman

Ministry of Music:      AM        Adult Choir; Danielle Hilbelink, Director; Sue Lucas, Accompanist

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

Rover:            AM     Nick Venema                                                PM         Steven VanAst

Nursery:         AM    Nancy Oskam, Amanda Furniss, Hunter Vincent, Lauren Boerman

                        PM     Linda VanderPloeg, Jasmine Vincent, Andie Schutt

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM   Todd VandenHeuvel, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Mitch Boerman

                                           PM   Todd VandenHeuvel, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Mitch Boerman

Children’s Worship:  Rachel Mast, Jasmine Vincent, Sadie DuBois



WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – December 5, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Arendsen

Ushers:             AM & PM         Tyler Bostrom (East), Josh VandenBosch (Center), Derek Bostrom (West)

Rover:               AM     Zach VandenHeuvel                                     PM         Todd VandenHeuvel

Nursery:           AM    Suann Zwiers, Leigh VanDussen, Lena Worley, Miles Staat

                          PM     Heidi Bostrom, Hope DuBois, Elizabeth Venema

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM   Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Jackson Busscher

                                           PM   Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Jackson Busscher

Children’s Worship:  Rachel Mast, Suann Zwiers, Naomi VanDussen



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North Street Christian Reformed Church

Rev. Shaun Furniss, Pastor

November 28, 2021



Sunday – November 28

First Sunday of Advent – ‘HOPE’

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Pastor Shaun Farwell Service

10:50 AM  Sunday School/Catechism

                   Offering: Mission India

10:45 AM  Women’s Bible Study – Rm.#L-12

4:15 PM    Mission Team Meeting

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Rev. Jeremy Visser

                   Children’s Worship Meets – Rm.#1

                   Story: ‘The Parable Of The Treasure’

                   Farewell Meal for Furniss Family

6:45 PM    High School Youth Group Meets

Meal provided by Brent & Val Leegwater Family


Tuesday – November 30

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Wednesday, December 1

6:30 PM    Bell Choir Rehearsal

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

6:45 PM    GEMS Meetings (girls 2nd-8th grades)

6:45 PM    Jr.Cadets/Cadets Meetings

                   (boys 2nd-8th grades)

8:45 PM    Counselors’ Corner - 6th Grade


Thursday, December 2

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

12 Noon    N.S. Seniors Christmas Lunch

                   ‘The Grove’ @ North Street

7:00 PM    Heritage Cadet Council

Counselors’ Meeting @ First Reformed Church





Dec. 5    Communion – AM Service

               Rev. Ron Meyer – AM Service

               Rev. Jeremy Visser – PM Service

Dec. 5    High School Youth Group

        Meal provided by Brian & Kathy Busscher Family

Dec. 6    Executive Committee Meeting

Dec. 7    Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Dec. 10  Free Night Of Babysitting (HS Youth Group)





Henry Meppelink: Please remember Henry in your prayers as he went in for a procedure at the Meijer Heart Center this past Friday.  We pray the procedure went well for him.


COVID-19: Please be in prayer for many in our community that are either battling COVID-19 or are in quarantine due to COVID-19.  Please pray for our schools that experience challenges due to a lack of staff/substitute teachers related to COVID-19.  We pray for the Lord’s healing, provision, and protection.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Ron Lucas






Rachelle Sal & Family:  Please keep Rachelle, Gabriella, and Thomas in your prayers as they grieve the unexpected death of their father and grandfather, Martin Martinus, who passed away on Friday, November 19.  Visitation & Funeral services were held this past Monday, November 22.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace to be with this family.


Pastor Shaun & Amanda Furniss would like to “Thank the North Street Family for your out-pouring of love, not only during the past few weeks of transition, but during the seven and a half years we’ve been able to serve and love this congregation.  May the Lord continue to bless North Street!”


Vern & Marilyn Boersen would like to say “Thank You for all the cards, visits, notes and such that you sent us.  It was very much appreciated!”


Del Machiela would like to say “Thank You for all the Prayers, calls, and cards I received on my recent 95th Birthday!”


A Baby Shower is starting for Eliana Rae DeZwaan, infant daughter of Jon & Jalyn.  Please place your gifts in the crib in the Narthex by Sunday, December 19.





Jane TenHarmsel lives at Royal Atrium Inn in Zeeland.
                                   (400 Parkside Drive, #235, Zeeland, MI  49464)


Carolyn (Carrie) Redder lives at Resthaven Care Center in Holland.
                                                 (740 College Avenue Rm.#17, Holland,  MI  49423)





Ida Kamphuis

81 on December 3






Offering Schedule:

Nov. 28:  AM   Mission Aviation Fellowship


                 PM   Family Research Council



Dec. 5:   AM   All Belong (CLC) @ ZCS


                 PM   Mission India



The 2022 Proposed Budget is in your Mailbox.


Farewell for Pastor Shaun and his family will take place on Sunday, November 28.  During the morning service, Pastor Shaun will preach his farewell sermon.  Our evening service will be led by Rev. Jeremy Visser.  Pastor Shaun and his family will attend our evening service.  Following the evening service, we will have a farewell meal for the Furniss family, provided by the fellowship committee.


Pulpit Supply:  This Evening we welcome Rev. Jeremy Visser to lead our Worship Service.  Rev. Visser is a Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church of America.  Next week Sunday Morning, we welcome Rev. Ron Meyer, a retired CRC Minister, currently serving as Classis Zeeland Clerk.  Sunday Evening we welcome Rev. Jeremy Visser.





Ovi & Jessica Dumea work for Wycliffe Translators in Romania.  They are involved in the signing ministry to help the deaf better understand The Bible.





The 2021 CAP Auction was again a success, raising $12,834.00!  Thank You to ALL who donated baked goods and items; ALL who came to the Auction; ALL who support CAP in any way!  God is faithful & good!


The Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child was successful!  Thank you to everyone who filled a shoe box for Children around the world.  109 shoe boxes were filled from North Street!  Thank You!


Men:  You are invited to join the Men’s Bible Study on Thursday, December 2, at 6:30 AM.  We will begin a study of ‘The Sermon on The Mount’ with a video and study guide by Sinclair Ferguson.  Any questions, contact Gerry DeZwaan.


North Street Seniors will be enjoying a Pizza lunch at our church on Thursday, December 2, beginning at 12:00 Noon.  We will be having our lunch and a time of fellowship in ‘The Grove’ that afternoon.  Signup in the Narthex if you would like to come.


Piano/Music Students: Are you interested in and willing to play during the Prelude/Offertory at the up-coming Sunday School Christmas Service (December 12 Evening Service)?  Please contact Val Leegwater ( or 616.875.2777) with the name of the student, name of the song, and the approximate time it will take to play the selection.





Right to Life of Holland Area will be hosting a Prayer Service on Tuesday, November 30, starting at 7:00 PM at Central Avenue CRC in Holland.  Beginning at 10:00 AM on December 1, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  The court will be determining whether Mississippi can ban elective abortions after 15 weeks gestation.