North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



July 26, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Screwtape Letters 2020:

Why Do We See What We See

In The World Today?”

Romans 1:18-32


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Cal Compagner

“Do I Really Matter?”

Isaiah 49:8-16; text – vs. 16






Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas, Val Leegwater

                          PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Bill Schreur, John Bos

                                  Sanctuary:  Jim Staat Sr. (East), Todd VandenHeuvel (Center), Bob Schipper (West)

Rover:               AM     Tim Schutt                                                   PM       Dan Sterk

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM     Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Larry Redder

                                            PM     Don Mannes, Ron Oskam, Larry Redder






Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Lucas, Stephanie Klein

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Nick Venema, Jim Staat Jr.

                                  SanctuaryMartin Bostrom (East), Earl Mokma (Center), Keith Boerman (West)

Rover:               AM     Larry Redder                                             PM         Scott Visser

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM   Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Matt VanderPloeg

                                           PM   Don Mannes, Larry Redder, Matt VanderPloeg




Bulletin Announcements should be submitted by noon on Thursdays. 

You may submit announcements by e-mail (, by calling Carol (772.1557), 

Or write them out and place them in the Bulletin Editor’s mailbox in the Narthex.






Sunday – July 26

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service


Monday – July 27

7:00 PM    Elders Meeting


Tuesday – July 28

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

11:00 AM  ETM Summer Splash ‘til 2:30 PM

                   @ Dan & Kristin’s Home

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Thursday – July 30

7:30 PM    CCM Bible Study





Aug. 3        Executive Committee Meeting

Aug. 4        Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Aug. 4        Parkview Board Meeting





MaryAnn ‘Mert’ Stob:  Please be in prayer for the family of MaryAnn who went to be with the Lord this past Tuesday morning, July 21, after suffering from an aortic aneurism.  The family is thankful for those who offered their condolences and prayers at the visitation and funeral which was held at North Street this past Friday, July 24.


Del & Winnie Machiela and Lorraine Wieringa:  Please keep Del and Lorraine in your prayers as they grieve the death of their sister, Gladys Brummel, who passed from this world and into glory on Monday, July 20.  Please keep their family in your prayers during this time of sorrow.





Marlin Vis lives at Grace of Douglas in Douglas.


Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.





Bonnie Bergman:  Please keep Bonnie in your prayers as she was recently hospitalized.  We pray that she will be relieved of her symptoms and be able to return home soon.


Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to receive his 12th round of chemotherapy this past week.  We pray that his side effects would be minimal and that these treatments would be effective in eliminating his cancer.


Furniss Family:  Please keep Pastor Shaun’s dad, Dave, in your prayers as he remains on the ventilator.  We pray that steps to decrease his need for it and to remove him from it altogether would go well.


Betty Kroll:  Please keep Betty in your prayers as she receives radiation treatment daily and has chemotherapy treatment weekly.  We pray that these treatments may be effective.


Henry Meppelink:  Please be in prayer for Henry as he will have consultations this week to address ongoing issues that remain after his surgery months ago.  We pray for direction, healing, and clarity.


David & Emily Romero:  Please be in prayer for the Romeros who are serving in Honduras with Jubilee International.  David has contracted COVID-19 and Emily is pregnant with their third child.  We pray for their health and well-being so that David can make a full recovery and Emily is able to carry their child to term.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Joel Poortvliet






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Offering Schedule:

July 26:   AM   North Street CAP

                 PM   Parkview Home


August 2: AM   Right to Life Education Fund

                  PM   World Renew


The Executive Committee would like to make sure that all members understand, that while the Governor’s most recent order states that ‘No individual is subject to penalty . . . for removing a mask while engaging in religious worship at a house of religious worship’, we welcome and encourage those that wish to wear a mask to do so.


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.





Sunday Morning Worship Service and Bulletin will be found on our Church’s website (  DVDs/CDs of the Morning Service and Printed Bulletins will be available at the ‘Welcome Center’ in the Narthex on Monday.


An Updated Church Pictorial Directory is going to print this summer.  If you are new to the North Street Church Family, or have had a change in your family this past year, or would like to have your family photo updated for 2020, please see Keith Boerman or Joe Steenholdt after the service to have your photo taken.  If you need an updated photo, but are unable to be at church on Sundays, please contact Joe Steenholdt for other arrangements ( or 616.510.1115).





Advance Notice:  Borculo Christian School’s Golf Scramble at Crestview Golf Course is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, at 9 AM.  See the school website or call 616.690.2454.