North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



January 26, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“A Community With A Common Bond”

I Corinthians 16:1-24


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Jesus Wept”

John 11:35






Sunday–January 26

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Reaffirmation of Faith – Nick & Jennifer Fortosis

                   Baptism – George Nicolas Fortosis

                              Coffee Fellowship

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

4:00 PM    Adult Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                   Story:  “Who Is The Greatest?”

7:00 PM    High School Youth Group Meeting

                   Meal provided by

Monday – January 27

6:45 PM    Cadets Snow Derby Practice (‘till 8:30 PM)

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – January 28

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Ladies Bible Study – ‘Deacon’s Room’

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM    Cadet Camporee Committee Meeting

Wednesday – January 29

                   (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)

7:00 PM    Bell Choir Rehearsal

Thursday – January 30

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

7:00 PM    ‘Cards For Christ’ @ Arendsen home

Saturday – February 1

6:00 PM    Mid-Life Group – Corn Hole Toss





Feb. 2          SKLD Worship Service
                            (Rev. Norm Buursma, Elder Gerry DeZwaan, Nancy Spahr)

Feb. 2          High School Youth Group Meeting
                         Super Bowl Night @ Allyn & Sue Arendsen’s home

Feb. 3          Executive Committee Meeting

Feb. 4          Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Feb. 6          Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson #7

Feb. 8          Cadets Snow Derby @ Cadet Campgrounds





Cheryl Kroll:  Please remember Cheryl in your prayers as she, along with her doctors, finalize the plans to address her breast cancer diagnosis.  We pray for healing and comfort during this time.


Henry Meppelink:  We give thanks to the Lord that Henry’s progress means that his doctors are making plans for him to be placed in a Rehabilitation Center for additional time of healing.


Josh & Chelsea VandenBosch:  Please remember Chelsea’s dad, Doug, in your prayers as he had a bone biopsy this past week to see how he has been responding to the chemotherapy treatments.  We pray that the results of this will reveal that he has responded so that he may continue in the treatments.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Terry Boerman






Mary Gilman passed away on Wednesday, January 22.  Her funeral service was held yesterday, January 25, at Matthysse, Kuiper, DeGraaf Funeral Home in Grandville.  Please uphold the Gilman family in your prayers as they grieve.


The Meekhof Families – Tim & Ruth, Matthew, Emillie & Dustin and the kids, Alicia & Dylan, Amanda & Justin – would like to say “Thank you for all the cards, prayers, and words of encouragement during the hospitalization and passing of our Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma, Ada Rillema.  We also ask continued prayers as we mourn and prayers for Ruth’s dad, Harley, as he is now alone.”





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:

Feb. 2:    AM   Mission India

                PM   Harvest Stand Ministries


Church Greeting Times:  After much deliberation, the Executive Committee has decided to suspend all greeting before and during our Worship Services to prevent the spread of illness until the end of March.  We thank you for your ongoing hospitality to our guests and church family during this time.


Tonight, the January sermon series is led by Pastor Shaun, as we continue with “From A Pastor’s Heart”.

Next week Sunday, our pulpit exchange will be Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker from Beaverdam CRC.  Pastor Shaun will be at Borculo CRC.  We pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in the hearing of the Word.


Classis Zeeland will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, February 6, at 4:00 PM at Oakland CRC.  Pastor Shaun and Elder Ed Zylstra are delegates from North Street.  We pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in these proceedings.






Barnabas Ministries, who has 20+ years of experience providing mentors to youth in West Michigan, currently has 130 youth asking for a mentor.  You are invited to make that number
1 LESS by building a friendship with a youth and being someone that matters to someone that matters.  Barnabas staff will train and equip you and walk alongside you through the entire process.  Contact or call 616.748.8435 to learn more or to request an application.




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.





Marian Kuipers lives in her condo in Zeeland.


Jean Halma lives at SKLD (Providence) in Zeeland.





Aaron Huizenga (son of Steve & Dee) is mid-way through his 5th year of college/1st year of Graduate Studies at Wayne State University.  His major is Physical Therapy.  He is taking classes in Pathophysiology, Basic Exam and Eval, Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience, Human Anatomy, and Kinesiology.  This summer, Aaron might work at Ashley Furniture again, but the next two summers after that will be full-time clinical rotations.  His email address is  Aaron will celebrate his 23rd Birthday on Tuesday, January 28!  Happy Birthday Aaron!  We continue to pray that God will bless you as you work towards your Physical Therapy degree.





We welcome the members of Tarnished Brass who will assist us in worship this morning.  The name of this local group comes from the fact that God can take our broken and tarnished lives and use them to make something good with them.  It is their goal to use the talents God has given them and share these gifts with others.  We thank them for their ministry of music and pray that God would bless our worship together.


GROW Groups:  Please join us this morning in ‘The Cellar’ following the Morning Worship Service.  Rob Myers, PhD, president and CEO of DOOR International (deaf reaching deaf for Christ) will share with us about his work.  Rob was with us and signed for Ovi Dumea a few weeks ago during the Morning Service and in GROW Groups.  Grab your coffee and join us to hear about this fascinating ministry located right here in Zeeland.


‘Cards For Christ’:  Ladies – on the last Thursday of every month, there will be an opportunity for you to gather in fellowship at a designated host home.  During this time of intentional, multi-generational fellowship, we will be able to share our time together with conversation and laughter, and also share our gifts of encouragement to others in the church family through the making of handwritten cards.  Let’s show others the love of Christ through our time and words expressed through this lost art!  Writing cards not your thing?  No problem, come and fellowship anyways!  Looking forward to seeing you at our first ‘Cards For Christ’ event at the home of Sue Arendsen (10353 Felch Street) on Thursday, January 30, from 7:00-8:30 PM.  Please RSVP to Amanda Furniss if you plan to attend! (616.350.7857 or


Mid-Life Group Corn Hole Tournament Night is planned for Saturday, February 1, at 6:00 PM in ‘The Grove’ at Church.  Come for a fun night of fellowship and friendly competition!  Dinner will be provided.  Please sign up by January 26.  Any ?s – see Sara Boerman or Kathy Busscher.