North Street
Christian Reformed Church

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April 12, 2020

 

Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website

northstreetcrc.org)

 

Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Easter According To The Psalms”

Psalm 22; Psalm 23; Psalm 24

 

 

THIS WEEK

Sunday – April 12, 2020

Morning Worship Service

 

Sunday Morning Worship Service and Bulletin will be found on our Church’s website (northstreetcrc.org) 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.

 

 

 

AT HOME MEMBERS

Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.

 

Gladys Fernandez lives at Resthaven Maple Woods in Holland.

 

 

 

CHURCH FAMILY

Martin VanderMeulen passed away on Saturday, April 4, due to sepsis and other health complications.  The family held a private graveside service and hope to hold a memorial service for him in the future.  We pray that the Lord will comfort his family in this time of grief.

 

Dorothy TerHorst’s brother, Roger VerHage, passed away on Friday, April 3.  We extend our sympathies to Dorothy and her family and pray for the Lord’s comfort to be with the VerHage family in this time.

 

The Huizenga families - Steve & Dee, Matthew and Aaron, and Bill & Judy – would like to say “Thank You to the congregation for all the prayers, cards, and other expressions of sympathy that we received in the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and sister-in-law, Almira Huizenga.  We are comforted knowing that she is now living in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

 

 

 

 

Fikret & Darlene Bocek:  We are encouraged by a recent report from Pastor Fikret and his wife Darlene, that they are recovering well from the COVID-19 diagnosis and are hoping to be discharged soon.  We give thanks to the Lord for His answered prayers for mercy.

 

Betty Kroll:  Please keep Betty in your prayers as she awaits the results of recent scans to see if her recent diagnosis of skin cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.  We pray that it has not spread and that she’ll soon receive a treatment plan and a good prognosis.

 

Tim & Ruth Meekhof:  Please keep Ruth’s dad, Harley Rillema, in your prayers, as he experienced a few falls last week that resulted in him being hospitalized at Blodgett.  In addition to finding some compression fractures in his back, it was determined that he also has kidney stones.  We pray that he may recover from these as well as not be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  We also pray for him as he is not allowed to have visitors at this time.

 

Council Member of Focus:

Elder Ed Zylstra

 

 

 

 

FOCUS ON MISSIONS

Mike & Keli Anderson are employed by South America Mission in Brazil with the Ammi Training Center; teaching, discipling, and working alongside Curto believers as well as students from other language groups proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

 

 

COUNCIL NEWS

Offering Schedule:

April 12:  AM Holland Rescue Mission

                          (https://hollandrescue.org/)

 

April 19:  AM  Parkview Home

                          (http://www.parkviewafc.org/donate/)

 

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, ZeelandThe 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.

 

Medical Equipment:  If you or a family member has need of medical equipment, please contact Deacon Ryan Boerman (1.616.437.7845).

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 https://jubileehn.kindful.com.

 

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.

 

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 (4,5)    3) Hand soap & sanitizer

4) Lysol wipes       5) Household Cleaning Products

6) Bread                7) Fresh fruits & vegetables

Donations can be made directly to ‘The Bridge’ at 210 E. Main Ave., 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday.

 

Zeeland Christian School’s Annual Society Meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect Board Members and to approve the budget.  The Society Report, ballot, and instructions for joining the virtual meeting will be available online at www.zcs.org.