North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



February 9, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Pain & Loneliness”

Job 2:1-13


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Aaron Vriesman

“He Will Wipe Away

Every Tear From Their Eyes”

Revelation 21:1-8







Sunday – February 9

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service - Communion

                   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

                   Rev. Aaron Vriesman

                   Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                   Story:  “Parable Of Two Sons”

7:00 PM    High School Youth Group Meeting

                     Meal provided by Brian & Kathy Busscher Family

Monday – February 10

7:00 PM    Council Meeting

Tuesday – February 11

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Ladies Bible Study

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – February 12

(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)

(Jr.Cadets meet in Narthex-go to Rog Driesenga’s Home)

7:00 PM    Bell Choir Rehearsal

Thursday – February 13

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

Saturday – February 15

8:30 AM    Cadet Camporee Kids meet at Church

5:30 PM    Youth Group Fundraiser Dinner





Feb. 16       High School Youth Group Meeting
                        Meal provided by Brian & Rachel Mast Family

Feb. 17       Pinewood Derby Car Registration

Feb. 19       GEMS & Cadets Pinewood Derby Races

Feb. 20       Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson #8



Bonnie Bergman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Bonnie had a successful foot surgery this past Monday and is experiencing a decrease in her pain thus far.  We pray for her as she will be at Freedom Inn for a time of rehabilitation to help with strength & mobility.


Terry Boerman:  Please remember Terry in your prayers as he and his family await the results of a recent scan that is supposed to show how he has responded to treatments.  We pray that he will receive these results soon, showing that his cancer has decreased.


Cheryl Kroll:  Please pray for Cheryl as her double mastectomy surgery has been rescheduled for this week Tuesday, February 11, at 11:30 AM.  We pray that all goes well for her surgery and she receives a good prognosis.


Shirley Nagelkirk:  Please pray for Shirley and the Nagelkirk family as the decision was made for Shirley to come under the care of Hospice as the next step in her care.  We are thankful that Shirley is in good spirits and does not experience any pain.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Gary DeHaan






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Offering Schedule:

Feb. 16:  AM   Family Life Center

                PM   Good Samaritan Center


Church Greeting Times:  In an effort to prevent the spread of colds and flu, Church Leaders have decided to suspend all formal handshake greetings before, during, and after our Worship Services, until the end of March.  You are encouraged to show your hospitality by use of verbal greetings along with a warm smile to all our guests & church family during this time.


This Evening’s Worship Service concludes the pulpit exchange and the January Series, “From A Pastor’s Heart”.  We look forward to having Rev. Aaron Vriesman, from North Blendon CRC, to share God’s Word as he leads us in worship.  Pastor Shaun will be in the pulpit at Rusk CRC.


Profession of Faith Class:  Pastor Shaun will be leading our Profession of Faith Class, that will be held during the Sunday School hour, beginning on Sunday, February 16.  If you are interested in attending, please let Pastor Shaun know by Wednesday, February 12, so he can have enough material available.



Parkview AFC Home is looking for some volunteers who would be willing to share their talents on a project in the home.  We are planning to renovate the 3rd floor attic space into an apartment for our House parents.  We could really use the skills and help from a general contractor, licensed plumber, and licensed electrician.  We would greatly appreciate any help offered.  If you are interested in being a volunteer on this project, please contact Terry Boerman (616.886.8299).  Thank you so much!


Save the Date:  Parkview Home is planning their 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser at Blendon Pines (8455 – 88th Avenue, Zeeland) on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 AM.


The Family Research Council in Holland has an opening for a Distribution Assistant (part-time) and an Accounting/Mail Processing Assistant (full-time).  To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to the FRC Human Resources office at





Alma DeKock lives in her condo in Zeeland.  Alma will celebrate her 90th Birthday on Tuesday, February 11!


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






Alma DeKock

90 on February 11






Jennie VanderWoude would like to say “Thank You for the beautiful plant and many cards I received at Christmas.  Thanks also, for your prayers and cards during my recent hospitalization.  Above all, thanks be to God for his merciful healing!”


Dale VanderYacht would like to say “Thank You for the Poinsettia plant and all the cards I received at Christmas.  Thank you to the GEMS and their leaders for coming and singing the Christmas Carols.  I would also say Thank You to the many members who come and visit.  All of this is appreciated very much!”




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.





North Street Seniors will not be meeting for Breakfast during the Winter months.  Our next breakfast will be in March!


The Mission India ‘Rice Bag Project’ is under way!  The Sunday School/Catechism kids were given a Rice Bag last week Sunday and challenged to fill the bags with money and return the bags to church.  Each Sunday during the Offering time, the kids are welcomed to bring up their filled Rice Bags and place them in a basket at the front of the Sanctuary.  The kids may also bring the filled bags to their Sunday School classroom.  March 1 will be the last day to collect the Rice Bags.  The Congregation is invited to join with the Sunday School kids in filling a Rice Bag for Mission India!  Extra bags and information are located at ‘The Welcome Center’ in the Narthex.  Contact a Deacon if you have any questions.


Advance Notice:  Men’s Fellowship Wild Game Dinner will be held on Friday, March 13, in ‘The Grove’.  More details to follow.  Save the Date!