North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



March 22, 2020


Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“A Tale Of Two Cities”

Jeremiah 29:1-14






Sunday – March 22

Morning Worship Service

Available on the church website


Church worship services and educational ministries are suspended through April 5, 2020

(subject to possible changes)



Al Kroll:  Please remember Al in your prayers as he continues to recover after taking a fall down his basement stairs.  We are thankful that Al did not sustain any broken bones or head injuries; but do pray for him as he remains in quite a bit of pain and is receiving physical therapy at this time.


Del Machiela:  Please keep Del in your prayers as he experienced a heart attack late last week which resulted in him being hospitalized.  We are thankful that Del has been able to return home.  We pray that Del will be able to make a full recovery.


Gert VanSommeren:  Please keep Gert in your prayers as she was hospitalized after having a stroke late last week.  We pray that the side effects of the stroke will prove to be minimal and that she will be able to return home soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Joel Poortvliet






The Bridge Ministries of Zeeland provides a safe environment for the youth in the Zeeland area to spend leisure time.  Volunteers and staff are there to provide counseling and mentoring.  For more information, check out the website





Offering Schedule:

March 29:     AM   North Street CAP

                       PM   Mission India


The Church Council has decided, as of March 13, 2020, that our Church Family will:

        Suspend worship services and educational ministries through April 5.

        Suspend all at-home, hospital, pastoral visits and counseling.  Contacts will be done by phone.

Council will be reassessing our response daily in an effort to stay up to date on all the necessary steps we must take to ensure that we are doing all we can to care for our church family during this time.  Future communications will be sent out through the prayer line and will be found on our website.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your District Elder or Pastor Shaun.


The Congregation is encouraged to continue with financial support of North Street and the various ministries that we support.  Weekly budget envelopes and offerings can be mailed to the church at 20 E. Main Avenue, Zeeland.


Amended Office Hours will be:

        9:00 AM–12 noon Monday-Thursday


Sunday Morning Worship Service and Bulletin will be found on our Church’s website ( on Sunday morning (March 22).  Printed Bulletins and DVDs of this Service will be available at the ‘Welcome Center’ in the Narthex on Monday.


The Financial Review Committee has completed a review of the 2019 Financial Records of the Church and has found them to be in excellent order.  The 2019 Financial Statement is available at the Information Center.





Jean Halma lives at SKLD (Providence) in Zeeland.


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






Marian Johnson

88 on March 23






The Cadets Annual Fertilizer Sale & Donation Drive ends today.  To place an order or if you have questions, please call Jerry (772.6962) or email


N.S. Seniors will NOT be meeting for our monthly breakfast on Thursday, April 9.


Meals For Families:  Are you making a casserole/soups/chicken/roast/breads/etc. for your family?  Don’t forget to make extra for someone in our North Street family that could use a meal and encouragement.  Please put the food in a freezer container, date and label the contents including any cooking instructions, and put the container in the freezer in the church kitchen.  The meals/food will be distributed to individuals/couples/families as needed.  If you have any questions or if you would like to bring a meal on a specific day, please contact Linda Boerman.




Harvest Stand Ministries is receiving donations to help out those effected by the Corona Virus outbreak.  They are open for donations Monday – Friday from 9:00AM-3:00PM.  They are in need of:

1) canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)

2) canned meals (chili, ravioli, hearty soups)

3) breakfast cereal (with whole grains)

4) peanut butter & jelly

5) canned fruit

6) pasta and sauce

7) boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni)

8) cooking oil

9) hygiene items (tooth paste, shampoo, liquid hand soap, body wash)

Financial donations are also welcomed if people don’t feel comfortable going out to shop.


The Bridge Youth Ministry Center of Zeeland is in desperate need of paper towel and toilet paper as they seek to minister to the families of the youth they serve.  Donations can be made directly to ‘The Bridge’ at 210 E. Main Ave.  They are normally open 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday.


Parkview Adult Foster Care Home is hiring!  We are looking to hire a married couple or individual to provide weekend relief for our Houseparents approximately one weekend a month or bi-monthly.  You would be responsible for supervising the residents for their safety, passing medications, preparing meals, and taking them to church on Sunday.   This would be a great opportunity to make some extra money while having a lot of fun, and making a difference in the lives of the Parkview residents.  For more details and information on salary, please call Parkview Home (616.772.4424) or email Jenn Letcher (


Borculo Christian School has rescheduled their Spring Soup Supper/Family Fun Night to May 15.






North Street Christian Reformed Church

March 22, 2020 - Morning Worship Service

(On-line Service)


Preparing For The Word

Prior to listening to the Sermon, we encourage you to reflect upon these Scripture passages, listen and perhaps sing along with these hymns and songs,

and ask the Lord in prayer, to prepare you for Worship


  Bible Verses:                                                                                                   Psalm 118:19-24

                                                                                                                      Romans 12:2

                                                                                                                      John 14:2-3

                                                                                                                      John 18:36

                                                                                                                      Philippians 3:20

                                                                                                                      Hebrews 11:8-16

                                                                                                                      Hebrews 13:14-16

                                                                                                                      II Kings 17:7-23

                                                                                                                      John 17:14-18


  Hymns & Songs:                                                        “This Is My Father’s World”

                                                                                                “Behold Our God”



          “Gracious God, King of Heaven and loving Father, we come to you this day and we thank you that by your grace we have been called into a saving relationship with you through your Son, Jesus Christ.  We thank you that this was part of your plan set forth in eternity’s past.  We thank you for the work of your Holy Spirit that has drawn us to you and has opened our hearts to trust in the sacrificial blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins.  Through the working of your Spirit this day, may we experience your grace and peace to us.  We ask this all in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.”


God Instructs By His Word

  Scripture                                                                                                 Jeremiah 29:1-14 (page 780)

  Sermon                                                                          “A Tale Of Two Cities”


Reflecting Upon His Word

  Closing Hymn                                                                                          “Facing A Task Unfinished”







Morning Worship Service – March 22, 2020

“A Tale Of Two Cities”

Jeremiah 29:1-14 (page 780)

Rev. Shaun Furniss







I.     A Letter From Home (vs. 1-3)











II.    Competing Messages (vs. 4-9)











III.  Promises For The Future (vs. 10-14)