North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



April 5, 2020


Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”

Luke 19:28-44

Morning Worship



Sunday – April 5, 2020

                   Morning Worship Service


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


Church worship services and activities are suspended until further notice,

due to COVID-19.





Jennie VanderWoude lives at Waverly Meadows in Holland.


Hermina Fransens lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.






Al Kroll

81 on April 9






Almira (Mike) Huizenga passed away on Friday afternoon, March 27.  We are thankful that many were able to gather on Tuesday, March 31, for a graveside committal service.  We remember the Huizenga family, including son Steve & Dee, and grandsons Matthew and Aaron, and brother-in-law Bill & Judy Huizenga, in our prayers as they continue in their grief.  We pray for the Lord’s peace and comfort to be with them in this time.





Office Hours are limited.  Please email or leave a voice mail and Sharon will get back with you.





Fikret Bocek:  Please remember Pastor Fikret and his wife, Darlene, in your prayers as both of them have tested positive for COVID-19.  They have been moved to a quarantine hospital where both report that they are doing well.  Please pray not only for Fikret & Darlene, but for their 4 children and church family whom they are separated from in this time.


Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to receive his treatment this past week and recent blood work proved to be encouraging.  We pray that he would continue to experience minimal side effects and that these treatments would prove to be effective.


Cheryl Kroll:  We give thanks to the Lord that Cheryl was able to have a port placed and received her first round of chemotherapy.  We pray that the side effects would be minimal and that these treatments would prove to be effective in eliminating any further cancer.


Betty Kroll:  Please keep Betty in your prayers as she was recently diagnosed with skin cancer.  We pray that a recent scan will show that the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes or anywhere else.


Ron & Nancy Oskam:  We give thanks to the Lord that Nathan Oskam, nephew of Ron & Nancy, was able to receive his first round of treatment.  We pray that he continues to do well and that his cancer goes into full remission.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Matt VanderPloeg






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





Offering Schedule:

April 5:   AM One Way Ministries

                          (no webpage available)


April 12:  AM  Holland Rescue Mission



The Congregation is encouraged to continue with financial support of North Street and the various ministries that we support.  Weekly budget envelopes can be mailed to the church at 20 E. Main Avenue, Zeeland.  The Deacons would like to encourage the congregation to continue supporting the causes/ministries that would have been receiving our offerings collected during our Worship Services.  We will provide a link where you can go and enter a donation for them online.  Some causes do not have a webpage.  Please contact your District Deacon with any questions.


Elders & Deacons Contacts:  The Elders and Deacons will be checking in on every family in our church each week not only to see how they are doing health wise, but also want to see if they need any assistance with picking up groceries or prescriptions, especially for those who are considered high-risk and immune compromised.  But we also want to check on folks to see how they are doing when it comes to potential benevolent issues.  We understand that many in this time are experiencing difficulties because of lay-offs and cut hours.  We want to ensure that we are doing all that we can to care for the church family in this time.  We also want to pray with you and for you, and so if you have any prayer concerns, please let us know.  Worship material, including on-line sermon and bulletin, will be available on our website each week.  If you would like a DVD or CD and bulletin sent to you, please contact our church office (772.6971) and we will mail them to you every Monday.





Many have asked how they might be able to help out during this time.  Below are three requests we have received from ministries that we support:


David & Emily Romero with Jubilee Centers International:  Please keep David & Emily and their children in your prayers as they serve at Jubilee International Schools in Honduras, a country that is on complete lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, getting groceries has been very difficult.  They are seeking to care for families in their community who are in need of food and water.  Donations can be sent to Jubilee Centers International, P.O. Box 7758, Grand Rapids, MI  49510.  In the memo line please write Emergency Assistance.  Or you can visit them online at


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) cooking oil

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

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 supplies as they seek to minister to the families of the youth they serve.  They are looking for:

1) Toilet Paper & Paper towels

2) Diapers (sizes 3,4,5,6)

3) Hand soap & sanitizer                   4) Lysol wipes

5) Bread                6) Fresh fruits & vegetables

7) Household Cleaning Products

Donations can be made directly to ‘The Bridge’ at 210 E. Main Ave.  They are normally open 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday.







North Street Christian Reformed Church

April 5, 2020 - Morning Worship Service

(On-line Service)


Preparing For The Word

Prior to listening to the Sermon, you are encouraged 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 and your family for Worship


  Bible Verses:                                                                  Zechariah 9:9; Psalm 24

                                                                                                II Kings 9:13; Luke 18:31-34

                                                                                                     John 1:11; Luke 19:11-27


  Hymns & Songs:                                                          “All Glory, Laud & Honor”

                                                                                                  “Hosanna Loud, Hosanna”

                                                                                                 “Let All Things Now Living”


  Expression of Faith:                    Heidelberg Catechism; Lord’s Day #15; Q&A #37

     Q.    What do you understand by the word, “suffered”? (referring to Jesus’ suffering)


      A.      That during His whole life on earth, but especially at the end, Christ sustained        in body and

               soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race.  This He did in order that,

               by His suffering as the only atoning sacrifice, He might deliver us body and soul, from

               eternal condemnation, and gain for us God’s grace, righteousness and eternal life.



          “Heavenly Father, we come to you this morning spiritually hungry and thirsty.  Let us not attempt to satisfy ourselves with that which will never nourish us or gratify these Godly desires.  Help us to recognize that just as much as we need to feed our bodies in order to live, we must feed our souls, for we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from your mouth.  We pray that as we open your Word, that we would feast upon your Word, that our souls would be nourished and satisfied; that we would be strengthened for that which lies ahead of us.  Quiet the chatter within and throughout so that we may focus on what you are speaking to us this day.  We pray this all in the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.”


God Instructs By His Word

  Scripture                                                                                   Luke 19:28-44 (page 1044)

  Sermon                                                        “Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”


Reflecting Upon His Word

  Closing Hymns                                                                                  “All I Have Is Christ”

                                                                                            “I Will Glory In My Redeemer”





Morning Worship Service – April 5, 2020

“Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”

Luke 19:28-44 (page 1044)

Rev. Shaun Furniss






I.     The Singing Of The Disciples (vs. 28-38)











II.    The Scolding Of The Pharisees (vs. 39-40)











III.  The Sorrow Of Jesus (vs. 41-44)