North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



December 15, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Angels Of Advent:

The Angel Appears to Joseph”

Matthew 1:18-25


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Scott Geurink


Matthew 13:44-45






Sunday – December 15 – Third Sunday of Advent

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship

                    NO Sunday School/Catechism

11:00 AM  GROW Groups – ‘The Cellar’

                    David & Emily Romero

11:00 AM  Adult Choir Rehearsal – ‘Sanctuary’

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Rev. Scott Geurink

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                    Story:  “Jesus Heals Two ‘Daughters’”

7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

                     Meal provided by Mark & Sharon DuBois Family

Monday – December 16

7:00 PM     Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – December 17

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – December 18

(GEMS/Cadets meet from 6:45-8:30 PM)

6:45 PM     GEMS Mtg. (girls 2-8th grades)

                    Christmas Party

6:45 PM     Jr.Cadets/Cadets (boys 2-8th grades)

               Christmas Party @ Lost City -by Dutch Village

               Drop off at Lost City @ 6:45 PM

               Pick up at Lost City @ 9:00 PM

               no Cadet shirts required

Thursday – December 19

1:30 PM     Dorcas Bible Study – Lesson # 4

Friday – December 20

6:00 PM     Free Night of Babysitting

                    (‘til 9:00 PM)

                 By Middle School & High School Youth Groups





Dec. 22       H.S. Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Camille Kass Family

Dec. 25       Christmas Morning Worship Service




Terry Boerman:  Please keep Terry in your prayers as he battles pneumonia.  We pray that this would not be a setback in his receiving treatments to address his cancer.


Mark & Sharon DuBois Family:  We give thanks that Mark & Sharon’s nephew, Liam, had a successful surgery where they were able to put a patch on his heart to aid in blood flow.  The surgeon also had to replace the pulmonary valve, which means that Liam will need more heart surgeries in the future.  We pray for the Lord’s mercy and wisdom to be with the family as they care for Liam.


Winnie Machiela:  Please remember Winnie in your prayers as she was hospitalized at Spectrum-Zeeland, with hip pain.  We pray that the source of the pain will be determined and relieved.


Tim Meekhof:  We are thankful that Tim was able to receive shots in the hopes of relieving his chronic neck pain.  We pray he experiences relief soon.


Helaine Miedema:  Please keep Helaine in your prayers as she has been hospitalized with anxiety.  We are thankful for the care she is receiving and pray that she will be able to return home soon.


Shirley Nagelkirk:  We give thanks that Shirley was able to return home after a stay at Heritage Rehabilitation Center.  We continue to pray for Shirley as the mass on her kidney was determined to be cancer and inoperable.


Jim Staat, Sr.:  We give thanks that Jim’s brother, Nick, continues to make progress at Blodgett Hospital.  We pray that after this additional care, he will be able to return home soon.


Elaine Venema:  We give thanks that Elaine’s procedure went well & that she received good results.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Gerry DeZwaan






Mission India is an agency that trains and equips local Indian Christians in the country of India to teach The Bible and form clusters of new disciples.  They do this through organizing Children’s Bible clubs, adult literacy classes, and church planter training.  For more information check the website





Offering Schedule:

Dec. 22:   AM  The Bridge

                 PM  Holland Rescue Mission

Dec. 25:  AM   North Street CAP


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.


Pastor Scott Geurink will lead our Evening Worship Service.  Pastor Geurink is supported by Classis Zeeland as he serves the Hispanic community of the greater Holland area.  May we be encouraged in the hearing of the Gospel message in this day.


Please Note:  All receipts for reimbursements or invoices to be paid for 2019 must be turned in by Thursday, December 19.  Please place these items in the Treasurer’s mailbox.


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.





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


The IRBC (Institute for Reformed Biblical Counseling) Reformed Family Services Marriage Retreat is returning to Michigan on January 10-11, 2020.  This event will again be held at the picturesque Shack Lakeside Log Lodge & Country Inn (White Cloud, Michigan).  The theme of the week is ‘The Meaning of True Love In Marriage’.  For more information and registration, visit  Registration deadline is December 17.


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.




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.



Mary Gilman is currently at Vista Springs in Wyoming Michigan.


Dale VanderYacht lives in his condo in Zeeland.



Our Christian Sympathies are extended to Judy & Earl Mokma, Sheryl & Todd VandenHeuvel (Zach & Heather, Tyler & Alexis, and Trevor) in the death of Judy’s mother and Sheryl’s grandmother, Mary Nykamp.  Mary went to be with her Lord on Thursday morning, December 12.  Visitation will be today, Dec. 15, from 2:00-5:00PM at Yntema Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 16, at 11:00AM at First CRC in Zeeland.


The family of Gert Gruppen would like to “Thank the North Street Family for all the love and support our family received at the passing of our mother.  North Street meant so much to our mom & dad and as a family, we are grateful for the North Street Family!”





The Church Office will be closed this week Monday, December 16.


GROW Groups will meet this morning following the Worship Service.  Emily Romero, with Jubilee Centers International, will be with us to share updates on their ministry in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

On January 5, Jessica Dumea, with Wycliffe Translators in Romania, will be with us to share 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.