North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



February 23, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Counseling That Crushes”

Job 4:1-8; Job 5:17-27


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Our Statement Of Belief – Part II:

The Church’s Savior”

John 14:1-6







Sunday – February 23

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Coffee Fellowship

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

11:00AM   GROW Groups – ‘The Cellar’

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                   Story:  “The Gift Of The Poor Widow”

7:00 PM    High School Youth Group Meeting

                     Meal provided by Jim & Dana Staat Family

Monday – February 24

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – February 25

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

9:30 AM    Ladies Bible Study

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – February 26

(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 – February 27

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

7:00 PM    ‘Cards For Christ’ meets

                      @ Lisa Poortvliet’s home – 2674 Spring Ct., Zeeland

                   Saturday – February 29

7:30 AM    Rabbit Hunt (meet at shop on Perry)





March 1     High School Youth Group Meeting
                      Meal provided by Dee and Rose Worley Family

March 1     SKLD Worship Service
                        (Rev. Mark Niemeyer, Elder Earl Mokma, Nancy Spahr)

March 2     Executive Committee Meeting

March 3     Building & Grounds Committee Meeting






Ron Vos

80 on February 26


Gladys Fernandez

89 on February 28






Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to receive the first round of his new chemotherapy.  This new regimen will be received every three weeks.  We pray that the Lord would be merciful and allow Terry to continue to experience minimal side effects.


Danielle Hilbelink:  Please be in prayer for Danielle as she was hospitalized with kidney stones and an infection, that then required surgery.  We pray Danielle would be able to return home soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Al Kroll






Gary & Connie DeHaan:  Please remember Gary & Connie and her family in your prayers as they experienced the deaths of two of her nephews (Larry Looman and Dave Looman) within 15 days of each other (January 20 and February 4).  We pray for the Lord’s comfort in this time of grief.


Kristen Mulder:  We rejoice with Kristen and her family with the news of her recent engagement to Tyce VanKoevering.  We pray the Lord’s blessings upon them as they enter into this new season of engagement.





Gladys Fernandez lives at Resthaven Maple Woods in Holland.  Gladys will celebrate her 89th Birthday on Friday, February 28!


Marlin Vis lives at Grace of Douglas in Douglas.





Rev. Don Slager has been involved in Bible translation for a lifetime, mostly in the countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone (West Africa).  Presently he serves as a Bible translation consultant in Liberia, and he also is the editor of Bible Handbooks for translators worldwide, doing this work under United Bible Societies.





Offering Schedule:

March 1:     AM        IRBC

                     PM        Mission Aviation Fellowship


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.


The Council asks the Congregation for nominations as our Church elects new office bearers.  The nomination process began February 16.  All professing members are asked to nominate 3 names for Elder and 3 names for Deacon.  A list of men eligible for nomination and a ballot should be found in your church mailbox.  The completed ballot, with your signature, can be dropped in the ballot receptacles located in the ‘Sign-up Station’.  Your signature on the ballot is required.  The last day to submit a ballot is March 1, 2020.  For any questions or needs you may have, contact Terry Boerman or Stephan Hilbelink.




Borculo Christian School Fundraiser:  On Tuesday, February 25, Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville, will donate 20% of all sales for the day to Borculo Christian School.  Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  And spread the word to family & friends!  No flyer is needed and there is no need to mention BCS.  Hope to see you there!


“Teens And Screens:  How Much Is Too Much?”  Unity Christian High School invites our community to join us on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 PM for a presentation and conversation about digital technology.  Using reliable, recent, and relevant research, we will explore the impact technology – especially cell phones – has on young minds and lives.  Emphasis will be given to the developmental impact social media has on students.


Borculo Christian School Spring & Summer Kid’s Clothing & Toy Sale is being held on Saturday, March 7, from 9:00 AM – noon at the school (6830 – 96th Avenue, Zeeland).  If you are interested in being a seller, please contact us at


Lakeshore Pregnancy Center/Positive Options would like to say “Thank You for supporting the Sanctity of Human Life!  Thank you for loving people to life in your local community in a tangible way through your financial support of our ministry!  We are honored to be your representatives in the lies of men and women who are facing unplanned pregnancies or who need healing from past life choices.  We are partnering with you to introduce the next generation to a Biblical understanding of sexual health.  Your prayers, offerings, baby bottle collections, and faithful volunteers enabled us to serve over 2728 people in 2019!  Thank you for partnering with us as we begin 2020!”


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





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 CAP (Covenant Assistance Program):  We give thanks to God for the generosity of our Church Family in their support of the CAP Program through offerings and projects.  $1,297.00 per student was sent to the various K-12 Christian Schools that our North Street families are enrolled in!


GROW Groups will meet after the Morning Worship Service to hear of Nakisha DeJong’s experience while serving in Guatemala on a recent service project.  Grab your coffee and meet us in ‘The Cellar’.


Ladies:  Our ‘Cards For Christ’ monthly gathering will be held at the home of Lisa Poortvliet (2674 Spring Court, Zeeland) this Thursday, February 27, from 7:00-8:30 PM.  Hope to see you there!


The North Street 3rd Annual Rabbit Hunt will take place this week Saturday, Feb. 29.  Meet at the shop on Perry at 7:30 AM for coffee & donuts.  We’ll break into groups and hunt until 11 AM and then return to the shop for lunch.  Hunters need to have their base license to participate.  Any questions, talk to Brent Leegwater, Mark DuBois, or Terry Boerman.


The Mission India ‘Rice Bag Project’ is under way!  The Sunday School/Catechism kids were given a Rice Bag 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:  GROW Groups will meet on March 8 and March 15 with Dan Landstra, Director for Spiritual Leadership at Unity Christian.  The topic will be ‘Teens and Screens:  How Much Is Too Much? – The social, emotional, and educational impact of digital technology in 2020.’  Students today are digital natives.  The daily use of technology, especially phones, continues to increase.  Current research shows teens spend, on average, more than seven hours each day looking at screens (not including time spent on homework).  The average age at which a student receives their first smartphone is ten.  Additionally, parents face increasing challenges keeping pace with the rapidly evolving world of social media to which students are exposed.  What are a school, parents, and a community to do?  Using reliable, recent, and relevant research, we will explore the impact technology – especially cell phones – has on young minds and lives.  Emphasis will be given to the developmental impact social media has on students.  These sessions are a must!


Advance Notice:  Dorcas Bible Study will meet on March 12 (Chapter 8) and March 19 (Chapter 9).


Men’s Fellowship Wild Game Dinner will be held on Friday, March 13, in ‘The Grove’.  A sheet is at ‘The Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex.