North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



May 17, 2020


Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Wisdom For The Weary”

Job 28:1-28


Morning Worship Service


Sunday – May 17, 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.





Marlin & Von Vis:  We join with Marlin & Von and her family in giving thanks to the Lord that Von’s mother, Carrie Lems, was welcomed into her heavenly home this past Wednesday, May 13, and that her suffering in this world has come to an end.  We uplift this family in prayer, asking the Lord for his divine comfort and peace to continue to minister to them.





Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.


Jennie VanderWoude lives at Waverly Meadows in Holland.






Dorothy TerHorst

83 on May 16

(correction from last week: Dorothy is 83 not 86!)


Shirley VanKlompenberg

86 on May 20


MaryAnn Stob

87 on May 23


Shirley Nagelkirk

88 on May 24






Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to receive another round of chemotherapy this past week and is doing well.  As he awaits a future scan, we pray that it will show encouraging effectiveness of these treatments.


Betty Kroll:  We give thanks that Betty continues to make progress in her recovery after surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers as she will be visiting the radiologist this week to determine radiation and chemotherapy treatments.


Cheryl Kroll:  We give thanks to the Lord that Cheryl continues to receive her chemotherapy treatments every other week.  We are thankful that her side effects are manageable.  We pray that this treatment will prove effective.


Del & Winnie Machiela:  Please be in prayer for Del & Winnie as Winnie continues to experience chronic back pain and as Del continues in his chemotherapy treatments.  We give thanks that recent scans have shown that Del’s kidney and liver function is good despite his treatments.


Helaine Miedema:  We give thanks to the Lord that Helaine continues to make progress after her hip replacement surgery.  She reports that she has had no pain and that her physical therapy regimen has gone well for her.


Earl Mokma:  Please keep Earl in your prayers as he has been scheduled for his bi-pass surgery on Wednesday, May 20.  In the days leading up to his surgery, Earl will undergo further tests.  We pray that this testing, as well as his surgery, goes well and leads to him being well.


Melissa Vincent:  We give thanks to the Lord, that after a scan, to examine an area of concern that was thought to be potentially cancerous, and further tests, Melissa received the news that it was not cancerous.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Bill Lyzenga






Rev. Jeong & Misook Gho work for Resonate Global Ministries in Japan.  Rev. Gho and his wife are Korean born teachers and are conducting church school teacher training programs at various churches in Japan.





Offering Schedule:

May 17:  AM  North Street CAP

            (Donations can be noted on your budget envelopes and mailed to church)


May 24:  AM  One Way Ministries

            (no webpage for online donations)


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.


New Elders & Deacons:  We give thanks to the Lord for His leading as Allyn Arendsen, Mark DuBois, and Mike Geerlings were selected to serve as our new Elders.  Eric DeJong, Brent Leegwater, and Mike VanAst were selected to serve as our new Deacons.  We are appreciative that Jim Staat Sr. has agreed to continue to serve as our Elder of Visitation.  We are grateful for the service of our retiring Elders – Gerry DeZwaan, Bill Lyzenga, and Earl Mokma; and our retiring Deacons – Jeff Klein, Jim Staat Jr., and Nick Venema.  Our installation Service is scheduled for Sunday, June 7.


New Council Officers for 2020-2021 are:

       President:                            Terry Boerman

      Vice-President:                     Ed Zylstra

      Clerk:                                   Allyn Arendsen

      Assistant Clerk:                   Mark DuBois

      Treasurer: (thru 12/2020)    Joel Poortvliet

       Assistant Treasurer:           Mike VanAst


North Street Leadership:  Though we have not been able to meet regularly as a church family for worship, the leadership of our Church has been continuing to meet through ZOOM video meetings.  Our Council, Elders, Deacons, and Executive committees have continued to care for our Church.  Additionally, they have been making plans for when we can come together once again for corporate worship.  They have sought the guidance from state and local officials as well as been in consultation with other churches in our area.  When the decision is made to open up again, they will be sending a letter outlining the new precautions, protocols, and expectations to ensure that worship is safe.  Until then, we covet your prayers for wisdom and patience.


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.





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).






North Street Christian Reformed Church

May 17, 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                                            “As The Deer” (CH-548 vs. 1&3)


  Call to Worship                                                                                    Matthew 7:24-27

  Opening Prayer                                                                                                              

  Hymn of Praise                                                              “Firm Foundation” (ATB#1-128)


God Assures Us Of Forgiveness

  God’s Law                                                                                              Exodus 20:1-17

  Confession of Sin                                                                            Confessional Prayer

  Assurance of Pardon                                                                                 Romans 5:1-5

  Hymn of Thanksgiving                                                “The Solid Rock” (CH-526 vs. 1-4)


God Instructs By His Word

  Congregational Prayer/Prayer of Illumination                                                                

  Scripture                                                                                     Job 28:1-28 (page 512)

  Sermon                                                                  “Wisdom For The Weary”

  Applicatory Prayer                                                                                                         

  Hymn of Response               “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace” (B-378 vs. 1-4)


God Sends Us


  Closing Adoration of God                                    “More Precious Than Silver” (CH-88)










Morning Worship Service – May 17, 2020

“Wisdom For The Weary”

Job 28:1-28 (page 512)

Rev. Shaun Furniss







I.    The Worthwhile Search (vs. 1-11)










II.  The Frustrating Conclusion (vs. 12-22)










III. The Humbling Answer (vs. 23-28)