North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



January 5, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“I Believe In The Resurrection Of The Body; And The Life Everlasting, Amen.”

I Corinthians 15:35-49


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“When My Heart Is . . . Tempted”

James 1:2-4, 12-15






Sunday–January 5

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship

10:45 AM  Sunday School/Catechism (’til 11:45 AM)

10:45 AM  GROW Group meets – ‘The Cellar’

10:55 AM  Ladies Bible Study – Deacon’s Room

2:00 PM     SKLD Worship Service

(Rev. Norm Buursma, Elder Bill Lyzenga, Nancy Spahr)

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1


7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Dan & Kristin Sterk family


Monday – January 6

7:00 PM     Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday – January 7

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Ladies Bible Study

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM     Building & Grounds Committee Meeting


Wednesday – January 8

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

6:45 PM     GEMS Mtg. (girls 2-8th grades)

6:45 PM     Jr.Cadets/Cadets Mtg. (boys 2-8th grades)

8:45 PM     Counselors Club Business Meeting





Jan. 12         High School Youth Group Meeting

                    Meal provided by

Jan. 13         Council Meeting

Jan. 16         Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 6



Terry Boerman:  Please keep Terry in your prayers as he will be going in on Wednesday for his 3rd round of treatment.  We also pray that the Lord would relieve the terribly painful gout that he has been experiencing as a side effect of these treatments.


Tim & Ruth Meekhof:  Please remember Ruth’s mom in your prayers as she is back on the ventilator after coming down with a lung infection and struggling with inconsistent blood pressure.  We pray for the Lord’s mercy to allow her to recover enough to come off the ventilator.


Helaine Miedema:  We give thanks to the Lord that Helaine’s doctors did not conduct the procedure she was scheduled for this past week because of the way she was responding to medications.  We are also thankful that she is expected to be discharged either this past weekend or early this coming week.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Jim Staat Jr.






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.





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 at





Alma DeKock lives in her condo in Zeeland.


Marlin Vis lives at Grace of Douglas in Douglas.





Pastor Shaun & Amanda and family would like to “Thank everyone for the wonderful cards, gifts, and baked goods given during the Christmas season.  ‘Thank you for your kindness and for the way you love with Christ’s love.  You are a blessing!’


Alma DeKock would like to express a “Sincere Thank You for the beautiful cards and Poinsettia which is so very much appreciated.  Also, Thank You to the GEMS for coming to sing Christmas Carols and for their cards – Very Special!”


Winnie Machiela would like to say “Thank You for the prayers, cards, and visits when I was in the hospital and Rehab – all was very much appreciated.  It is good to be home again!”





GROW Groups will meet today in ‘The Cellar’ following the Morning Worship Service.  Jessica & Ovi Dumea, with Wycliffe Translators in Romania, will share updates on this ministry.  On January 19, Rochell Prahl, Family LIFE Center, will be with us.


Ladies:  We are looking for women who enjoy making home-made cards.  Please contact Amanda Furniss (616.350.7857) if this is an area of interest to you!


North Street Seniors will NOT be meeting for breakfast during the Winter months.  Our next breakfast get-together will be in March!





Offering Schedule:

Jan. 12:   AM   Family Research Council

              PM   One Way Ministries


The Executive Committee requests that our greetings to each other be verbal only to prevent the spread of illness this winter.  We will continue to have greeters verbally welcoming at the doors, and the Elders doing likewise at the exits following the services.  Please make an extra effort to be friendly to our guests during this time.


The Deacons are looking for Volunteer Drivers as transportation needs arise in the Congregation.  A sign-up sheet is at the ‘Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex.  Please consider signing up.


The Budget for 2020 passed at the December 9 Congregational Meeting.  The Weekly contribution per professing member is $45.00 for the General Fund, and $5.00 for the Building Fund.  The Council appreciates the continued support and generosity of the Congregation.





The Dordt University Chamber Orchestra from Sioux Center, Iowa, invites you to a concert at 7:30 PM on Monday, January 6, at South Christian High School.  This concert is part of a winter tour and features a wide variety of repertoire from the Baroque era to the 21st century.  The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.