North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



October 6, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Mr. Devon Scott

“Suffering – The Price Tag Of Missions”

John 15:18-27


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Tom Pettinga

“Witnessing 101’

John 21:1-14







Sunday – October 6 – Mission Emphasis

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Mr. Devon Scott

                    (Holland Christian H.S. Bible Instructor)

                    Coffee Fellowship

10:45 AM  Sunday School/Catechism begins

                    Dismissal at 11:45 AM

10:45 AM  Women’s Bible Study

2:00 PM     SKLD Worship Service

                         (Rev. Norm Buursma, Elder Vern Boersen, Nancy Spahr)

4:00 PM     Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Pastor Tom Pettinga

                    (Interim Pastor @ First CRC – Zeeland)

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1


7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

                       Meal provided by Brian & Kathy Busscher Family

Monday – October 7

6:00 AM    Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday – October 8

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Women’s Bible Study

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – October 9

NO GEMS or Cadets this week

6:00 PM     Mission Emphasis Family Night Dinner

                    Speaker – Rev. Jeff Dykema

Thursday – October 10

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

8:30 AM    N.S. Seniors Breakfast

                    @ Trestle Stop Restaurant in Hamilton

7:00 PM     Finance Meeting

Friday – October 12

                    Mid-Life Group Fall Event – ‘The Grove’





Oct. 13       AM     Rev. Jeff Dykema

                    (Retired Pastor from El Paso, Texas)

                    PM     Rev. Shaun Furniss

                    (North Street CRC Pastor)

Oct. 13       H.S. Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Dee Worley/Rose Worley family

Oct. 14       Council Meeting

Oct. 16       Cadets’ Gym Night @ ZCS

Oct. 17       Dorcas Bible Study begins – Lesson #1





Hemmeke Family:  Please be in prayer for the Hemmeke family who have 3 children at Zeeland Christian (Will-7th grade; Lucas-5th grade; Cece-1st grade) who were involved in a car accident a week ago Saturday that resulted in the death of their 22 year old cousin, Marissa, who was driving them at the time.  We are thankful for the progress that Lucas and Cece have made, and continue to pray for Will who has pressure buildup on his brain.


Max & Kris Michmerhuizen family:  Please continue to pray for Max & Kris’ grandson Evan, whose trip to Spain to receive further treatments for his Lyme Disease was canceled because of numerous seizures he had on the day he was scheduled to depart.  We pray that these seizures would be able to be controlled and that Evan would soon be able to receive his necessary treatments.


Sal Family:  Please keep Joey, Meredith, and Jonah in your prayers as they had a house fire last weekend.  We give thanks that no one was harmed in the fire and that they are able to stay at Meredith’s house in the meantime.


Tim & Amy Schutt Family:  We rejoice with the Schutt family with the news that Brad Holwerda, (Tim’s brother-in-law), had a successful surgery to remove his brain tumor.  We now pray for good results from the biopsies, for Brad’s time of recovery, and any subsequent treatments that may be necessary.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Ron Oskam






Crossroads Prison Ministries equips the church to disciple people in prison with the Word of God.  Some of our church members are and have been involved with this ministry.  For more information, check the website





Offering Schedule:

Oct. 13:  AM   Holland Rescue Mission

              PM   North Street CAP


A Sincere ‘Thank You’ to those who contributed to the Special Offering for the Building Renovation Project.  A total of $17,833.25 was received!


The Elders are in the process of scheduling Family Visits.  Believing this is a priority, the Elders strive to meet with everyone about once every three years. The purpose of the visit is to become better acquainted with the membership, to have a time of sharing together of our faith and love for our Lord, encourage one another in Christian life and to promote the fellowship and ministry of the church.  The passage chosen for discussion is I Peter 4.  We pray that the Elders are received into your home and that with God’s grace, the visit will be rewarding.














The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds invite you to make reservations for our Christmas Celebration with Timothy Noble on December 6 & 7.  Friday night tickets are sold-out; however, we still have tables left for Saturday night!  Call today (1.616.842.4478) to reserve your spot!  Tickets are $20.00/person or $180.00/table and include a delicious dinner!


The Zeeland Civic Chorus will begin rehearsals today, October 6, at 2:15 PM, for its 80th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.  The rehearsals take place at First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, (3641 - 104th Ave., Zeeland). Rehearsals will continue for 9 weeks.  Dress rehearsals are on Dec. 3 & Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM.  Performances are Thurs., Dec. 5, at 7:00 PM and Tues., Dec. 10, at 7:00 PM.  This is an opportunity not to be missed if you enjoy praising God with majestic music and lyrics derived directly from Scripture.  Join us this year!


Attention Ladies:  The ‘Fresh Grounded Faith’ conference coming to Zeeland on November 15 and 16 is SOLD OUT!  However – 20 additional tickets have been secured – SO IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT ATTENDING – RESERVE A TICKET TODAY!  Cost is $40.00 and includes sessions Friday night, Saturday morning, and a luncheon on Saturday.  Contact Nakisha DeJong, Heather Mulder, Sue Lucas, or Amanda Furniss.  It is going to be an amazing event with the opportunity to hear Jennifer Rothschild, Karen Ambercrombie, and Laura Story live with 1,000 other local ladies!  This event is appropriate for women age 14 and up; invite your friends/mark your calendar to join us for a weekend that will awaken your spirit and warm your heart!  See a committee member if you have questions or are in need of financial assistance to pay for your ticket.


ATRIO Help At Home is looking to hire a few new staff members.  ATRIO is a faith based, non-profit, home care agency offering help in the home for people living in Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties.  Caregivers help with things such as: personal care (bathing and grooming), meal prep, light housekeeping, transportation, and companionship.  Interested persons can go to the website, click on ‘join our team’ and then click ‘apply now’.  Any questions, contact Kathryn Sylvester, Director (616.643.2711).





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.





Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.


Marlin Vis lives at Grace of Douglas in Douglas.






Toni VerBeek

87 on October 8





Gert Gruppen went to be with the Lord this past Monday morning, September 30.  Her funeral service was held at North Street on Thursday, October 3.  We are thankful for the Lord’s mercy and pray for the Lord to comfort the Gruppen family in their time of grief.


Allyn & Betty Kroll would like to “Thank our church family for all the expressions of sympathy in the recent death of Allyn’s sister, Mary Ann Kraker.  If is great to belong to the family of God!”





Children’s Worship for ages 3-Kindergarten will begin during the Evening Worship Service.


Mission Emphasis Family Night Dinner will take place on this week Wednesday, October 9, at 6:00 PM, in ‘The Grove’Earl’s Meats will be catering the meal; Rev. Jeff Dykema will be speaking about his work in El Paso, Texas.  Please sign up at ‘The Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex if you plan to attend!


N.S. Seniors will be having Breakfast at ‘The Trestle Stop Restaurant’ in Hamilton this week Thursday, October 10, at 8:30 AM.  Come this morning and join us for a time of fellowship!


Mid-Life Group (singles & couples):  Save the date of Saturday night, October 12, at 6:00 PM, for a Luau Night in ‘The Grove’ at church.  Dinner and lots of laughs will be provided!  Adults only.  TODAY is the last day to sign-up!  Any questions – please contact Sara Boerman or Kathy Busscher.