North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



2019December 22, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Angels Of Advent:

The Angels Appear To The Shepherds”

Luke 2:8-20


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“When My Heart Is . . .

Joyful and Satisfied”

II Corinthians 12:7-10






Sunday–December 22 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship

                    NO Sunday School/Catechism

11:00 AM  Adult Choir Rehearsal – ‘Sanctuary’

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    NO Children’s Worship tonight

7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Camille Kass Family

Tuesday – December 24

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – December 25

NO GEMS/Cadets

9:30 AM    Christmas Worship Service





Dec. 29       NO H.S. Youth Group Meeting

Jan. 2          Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 5

Jan. 5          Sunday School/Catechism resumes





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.





Terry Boerman:  We give thanks that despite battling pneumonia, Terry was able to receive his next round of treatment this past Wednesday.  We pray that it would be effective and that he would continue to not experience adverse side effects.


Cheryl Kroll:  Please be in prayer for Cheryl as she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.  We pray that as treatment options are weighed and decided, the Lord would allow Cheryl to make a complete recovery.


Winnie Machiela:  Please remember Winnie in your prayers as she has been moved to SKLD-Zeeland for a time of continued care to address chronic hip pain that makes it difficult to be mobile.  We pray that the cause of this pain can be determined and relieved so that Winnie can return home soon.


Helaine Miedema:  Please be in prayer for Helaine as she remains hospitalized with anxiety.  We are thankful for the care she is receiving and pray that she will be able to come home soon.


Shirley Nagelkirk:  Please pray for Shirley as she is now home after a stay at Heritage Rehabilitation Center.  We pray for wisdom and peace as decisions are made regarding Shirley’s care as it was determined that the mass found on her kidney is cancerous and inoperable.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Jeff Klein






Jennie VanderWoude lives at Waverly Meadows in Holland.


Jean Halma lives at SKLD (Providence) in Zeeland.





Berwin DeRoo passed away unexpectedly this past Friday afternoon, December 20.  Please be in prayer for the DeRoo, Leegwater, and VanderKooi families.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace to be their companions in this time.  Visitation will be held on Monday, December 23, from 5:00-8:00 PM at North Street.  The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24, at 11:00 AM at North Street.





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:

Dec. 25:  AM   North Street CAP

Dec. 29:  AM   Family Research Council

              PM   ZCS-Christian Learning Center


The Executive Committee requests that our greetings to each other be verbal only to prevent the spread of illness this winter.  We will continue to have greeters verbally welcoming at the doors, and the Elders doing likewise at the exits following the services.  Please make an extra effort to be friendly to our guests during this time.


The Deacons are looking for Volunteer Drivers as transportation needs arise in the Congregation.  A sign-up sheet is at the ‘Sign-up Station’ in the Narthex.  Please consider signing up.


The Budget for 2020 passed at the December 9 Congregational Meeting.  The Weekly contribution per professing member is $45.00 for the General Fund, and $5.00 for the Building Fund.  The Council appreciates the continued support and generosity of the Congregation.





GROW Groups will meet on January 5 with Jessica Dumea, with Wycliffe Translators in Romania, sharing updates on this ministry.


Women’s Bible Study will begin in January.  The Tuesday morning group will begin on January 7 at 9:30 and will go thru March 17.  The Sunday morning group (First & Third Sundays) will begin on January 5 at 10:55 and will go thru March 15.  We will be using the video based study by Lysa TerKeurst ‘Finding I Am’.  Sign up in the Narthex or contact Nakisha DeJong.


Ladies:  We are looking for women who enjoy making home-made cards.  Please contact Amanda Furniss (616.350.7857) if this is an area of interest to you!





Borculo Christian School is working on updating our Alumni list.  If you are an alumni or know someone who is, please call or email the school with current contact information (616.875.8152 or


Paul’s Missionary Journeys in Greece (April 2-14, 2020):  Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul’s 2nd and 3rd Missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of Biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest.  Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading Pauline scholar, hosts this inspirational tour.  For more information, visit or contact Dr. Weima (616.328.3100) or


Save The Date:  Cornerstone URC’s 24th Annual Women’s Conference to be held March 13 & 14, 2020.  The conference will feature Julie Murphy; the topic is ‘Contrary to Popular Opinion: Personal Holiness’.  Contact Cornerstone URC (616.669.2190) or visit for more information.