North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



May 31, 2020


Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Uniting Of God’s People”

Acts 2:1-41




Sunday – May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

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.




Earl & Judy Mokma:  We remember Earl & Judy and his family in our prayers as Earl recently heard of the death of his brother, Allen, who passed away earlier this year.  We pray for them in this time of grief.




Henry & Joyce Tamminga:  Henry lives with their daughter, Paula, in Zeeland.  Joyce lives at Lakeside Vista in Holland.  Joyce will celebrate her 89th Birthday on Tuesday, June 2!





Vern VanKlompenberg

87 on June 1


Joyce Tamminga

89 on June 2


Connie DeHaan

89 on June 7






Everdeane Bonnes:  Please be in prayer for Everdeane as she recovers from foot surgery that took place this past Friday, May 29.  We pray, that as a result, she will be relieved of the chronic and debilitating pain she has been experiencing.


Joel & Linda Beezhold:  Please be in prayer for Joel’s father, Nick, who is in an assisted living facility and has been placed under Hospice care.  We pray for Joel’s father, as well as his mother, who lives in a different facility and hasn’t been able to see her husband for some time.  We pray for the Lord’s mercy and peace to wash over this family in this time.


Jeff & Stephanie Klein:  Please keep Stephanie’s grandma, Betty, in your prayers as she was hospitalized with COVID-19.  We pray that she may make a recovery and return to her care facility soon.


Earl Mokma:  We give thanks to the Lord that Earl has been discharged from the hospital after the remarkable recovery he has experienced thus far after having a quadruple bi-pass surgery on May 20.  We pray for his continued recovery at home.


Todd VandenHeuvel:  Please remember Todd in your prayers as he continues to recover from a stress fracture in his left foot.  We pray that this injury would be healed soon allowing Todd to return to work and regular activities.


Jennie VanderWoude:  Please keep Jennie’s daughter and son-in-law, Karen & Bob, in your prayers as both have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been admitted to the ICU at Holland Hospital.  We pray that they would be able to make a full recovery.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Nick Venema






Beautiful Gate in Lesotho, Africa, provides care for babies and orphaned children.  Their main emphasis has been on reaching children in crisis situations.  Check their website for more information.





Offering Schedule:

May 31:  AM  Harvest Stand Ministries



June 7:    AM  Family Research Council



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 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




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).


The North Street Seniors will NOT be having their monthly breakfast on Thursday, June 11.  We’re missing all of you!  Hopefully soon we can meet again.





Family Research Council has two openings:

        Accounting/Mail Processing Assistant

        (full time)

        Donor Appreciation/Phone Representative

        (part time)

Please fax a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department at 616.394.5254, mail to 11311 James Street, Holland, MI  49424, or email to the Family Research Council at









North Street Christian Reformed Church

May 31, 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                 “Breathe On Me, Breath Of God” (G-420 vs. 1-3)


  Call to Worship                                                                             John 14:15-19, 25-27

  Opening Prayer                                                                                                              

  Hymn of Praise                                                       “Come, Praise And Glorify” (vs. 1-3)


God Assures Us Of Forgiveness

  Expression Of Faith                                                                     Heidelberg Catechism

                                                                          Lord’s Day #20 & #21; Q&A #53 & #54

  Hymn of Thanksgiving                                 “Spirit Of The Living God” (CH-389 vs. 1-3)

  Introduction of Joe Steenholdt & Family                                                Summer Intern

  Congregational Prayer                                                                                                    

God Instructs By His Word

  Hymn of Preparation                                                                    “Holy Spirit” (vs. 1-3)

  Prayer of Illumination                                                                                                    

  Scripture                                                                                    Acts 2:1-41 (page 1081)

  Sermon                                                                         “The Uniting Of God’s People”

  Applicatory Prayer                                                                                                         

  Hymn of Response                                                                “The Risen Christ” (vs. 1-4)


God Sends Us


  Closing Adoration of God                               “May The Peace” (Benediction) (vs. 1&2)









Morning Worship Service – May 31, 2020

“The Uniting Of God’s People”

Acts 2:1-41 (page 1081)

Rev. Shaun Furniss


Introduction (vs. 1-4)





I.    The Pouring Out Of The Spirit (vs. 5-13)










II.  The Promise Of The Spirit (vs. 14-36)










III. The Power Of The Spirit (vs. 37-41)