North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



April 26, 2020


Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Returning To Normal”

Colossians 3:1-4





Sunday – April 26, 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.



Sunday Night Zeeland Classis Prayer Service:

Please join us through our church website and social media accounts for a Zeeland Classis Prayer Service that will be shown as we, the collective body of Christ, come before Him in a time of prayer.



Church worship services and activities are suspended until further notice,

due to COVID-19.





Hispanic Ministry Developer - Pastor Scott Geurink continues to minister to Hispanics in the Western Michigan area with evangelistic Bible Studies in greenhouses and farms, mentoring and coaching Hispanic leaders and pastors, and assisting in the training of church planters.




Bonnie Bergman:  We are thankful for the encouraging report that Bonnie received at her last visit and pray that she would gain strength in her leg in the hopes that she might be able to stand, walk, and then be able to return home.  We pray for her & Ron while they remain separated because of the quarantine.


Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to have another scan and chemotherapy treatment this past Wednesday.  The scan showed that his cancer is stable (not growing) and is being managed well by the treatments.  We give thanks for this report and pray that Terry continues to respond to these treatments with limited side effects.


Betty Kroll:  We are thankful that Betty was able to have surgery this past Wednesday to remove the cancerous spots and was given a good prognosis.  We pray for a good recovery, for wisdom & direction as decisions are made whether she will need chemotherapy.


Earl Mokma:  We give thanks to the Lord that Earl’s EKG and Stress Test went well this past Friday.  We pray that the results can help determine the cause of his drops in blood pressure and pulse.


Those unable to visit loved ones: Please remember those who have loved ones in care facilities and are unable to visit them, and haven’t been able to see them for six weeks.  This can be lonely and difficult for everyone.  We pray that the quarantine restrictions will be lifted soon so that loved ones can see each other.


Unemployed / Under Employed / Business Owners:  Please be in prayer for those who have recently been made unemployed, had hours cut, or are business owners unable to employ their staff.  We pray for families that are experiencing financial strain and anxieties about the future.  We pray that we, as a church, may come around them in such times, and that our situation may improve where many would be able to return to work soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder of Visitation Jim Staat, Sr.






Marian Kuipers lives in her condo in Zeeland.


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






Al VanKlompenberg

82 on May 2






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


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




Offering Schedule:

April 26:  AM Mission India



May 3:    AM  ZCS – Christian Learning Center


Thank You:  A special thanks to you for your generosity as we were able to make financial donations to two local ministries – The Bridge and Harvest Stand Ministries – to aid in their efforts to provide food to hurting families in our community.  Through your kindness our community is being cared for and experiencing the love of Christ.


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.




North Street Christian Reformed Church

April 26, 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


God Greets Us

  Opening Adoration of God                                “Be Thou My Vision” (CH-562 vs. 1,2,4)


  Call to Worship                                                                                        I Peter 2:9-12

  Opening Prayer                                                                                                              

  Hymn of Praise                                      “Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” (vs. 1-4)


God Assures Us Of Forgiveness

  God’s Law                                                                                          Matthew 22:34-40

  Confession of Sin                                                                            Confessional Prayer

  Assurance of Pardon                                                                                  John 15:9-17

  Hymn of Thanksgiving                                “O Jesus, I Have Promised” (G-285 vs. 1,2,4)


God Instructs By His Word

  Prayer of Illumination/Congregational Prayer                                                                

  Scripture                                                                            Colossians 3:1-4 (page 1169)

  Sermon                                                                      “Returning To Normal”

  Applicatory Prayer                                                                                                         

  Hymn of Response                                “There Is A Higher Throne” (HOG-119 vs. 1&2)


God Sends Us


  Closing Adoration of God                                 “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” (CH-340)






Morning Worship Service – April 26, 2020

“Returning To Normal”

Colossians 3:1-4 (page 1169)

Rev. Shaun Furniss







I.    Does He Hold Your Affections (vs. 1)













II.  Does He Hold Your Attention (vs. 2-3)













Conclusion (vs. 4)







Zeeland Classis Prayer Service

April 26, 2020



  Welcome                                       Rev. Aaron Vriesman, Pastor-North Blendon


  Opening Scripture ~ Revelation 5,8       Rev. Stephen Terpstra, Pastor-Borculo


  Opening Prayer                                   Rev. Ken Kruithoff, Pastor-First Allendale


  The Apostles’ Creed                      Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker, Pastor-Beaverdam


  Meditation ~ Colossians 4:12               Rev. Mark Timmer, Pastor-Third/Zeeland



     “Our Father who art in Heaven,”                         Rev. Mark Neymeiyer, Pastor-Rusk

      “Hallowed be Thy name.”                       Rev. Jim Dykstra, Pastor-The River/Allegan

      “Thy kingdom come.”                           Rev. Art VanWolde, Pastor-Haven/Zeeland

      “Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”     Rev. Mark Bennink, Interim Pastor-First/Zeeland

      “Give us this day our daily bread.”             Rev. Jon Bosma, Pastor-Bethel/Zeeland

      “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”   Rev. Scott Geurink, Pastor-Hispanic Ministry

      “And lead us not into temptation,”         Rev. Lloyd Hemstreet, Pastor-Coopersville

      “but deliver us from evil:”                                     Rev. Terry Slachter, Pastor-Lamont

      “For Thine is the kingdom,”                           Rev.Gary DeKoekkoek, Pastor-Drenthe

      “and the power,”                     Rev. Alex Monsma, Youth Pastor-Second/Allendale

      “and the glory, forever.”                  Rev. Scott Stark, Pastor-Campus Ministry/GVSU

      “Amen.”                                             Rev. John Cleveringa, Pastor-Haven/Zeeland


  Closing Song ~ “My Friends May You Grow In Grace” Rev. Vern Swieringa, Pastor-Oakland


  Closing Prayer                           Rev. Shaun Furniss, Pastor-North Street/Zeeland


  God’s Blessing        Rev. Ron Boersema, Pastor-Over