North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



October 4, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Purpose Of Educational Ministries”

I John 2:15-17


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Terry Slachter

“Jump Into The Chariot”

Acts 8:1-8, 26-40

Morning Worship Service




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – October 4, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Ruth Meekhof

                          PM     Ruth Meekhof

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Earl Mokma, Nick Fortosis

                                  Sanctuary:  Curt Lucas (East), Nick Venema (Center), Carl Weener/Tim Meekhof (West)

Rover:               AM     Keith Boerman                              PM       Mike VanAst

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM     Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg

                                            PM     Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – October 11, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Kristi Boerman, Val Leegwater

                          PM     Jennifer Fortosis

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Lyle VanKlompenberg, Joel Beezhold

                                  SanctuaryBill Schreur (East), Martin Bostrom (Center), Brian Busscher (West)

Rover:               AM     Scott Hoek                                 PM         Scott Visser

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM   Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Mitch Boerman

                                            PM   Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Mitch Boerman




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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 – October 4

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Coffee Fellowship – ‘The Grove’

10:50 AM  Sunday School/Catechism begins

                   Offering – Mission India

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Rev. Terry Slachter

6:45 PM    High School Youth Group – ‘The Grove’


Monday – October 5

5:00 PM    Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday – October 6

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM    Building & Grounds Committee Meeting


Wednesday – October 7

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

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

7:00 PM    Finance Meeting – Council Room


Friday – October 9

5:30 PM    High School/Middle School Event

                   Hayride @ Ryan & Sara Boerman’s home


Saturday – October 10

5:30 PM    Mid-Life Group Event

                   Hayride @ Ryan & Sara Boerman’s home





Oct. 11       High School Youth Group Meeting

Oct. 12       Council Meeting

Oct. 14       Jr.Cadets/Cadets Meetings




Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to have his heart ablation done this past Thursday.  We pray that this procedure will cause the bouts of rapid heartbeat to cease.


Don Mannes:  We give thanks to the Lord that Don was able to have a successful knee replacement surgery.  We pray that he would be able to continue in his recovery and be relieved of pain.


Romero Family:  David & Emily Romero (missionaries we support through Jubilee International in Honduras) welcomed their 3rd son, David Joseph, into the world on August 8.  We give thanks to the Lord that mom and baby are doing well.  Please keep David’s mother in your prayers as she continues in her battle with cancer.  Please keep Emily’s father in your prayers as he underwent aortic surgery on Wednesday.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Mike Geerlings






Ovi & Jessica Dumea work for Wycliffe Translators in Romania.  They are involved in the signing ministry to help the deaf better understand The Bible.





Offering Schedule:

Oct. 4:    AM   Ascending Leaders


                 PM   Right to Life Education Fund


Oct. 11:  AM   Good Samaritan Center


                 PM   Mission India



From Rev. Dr. Mike Johnson, founder and president of Ascending Leaders:  “We exist to be churches’ best ally for better discipleship.  Last year you helped, through AL, 30 churches help 34,000 disciples grow.  COVID-19 slowed our work, but did not stop us.  We have coached 18 churches thus far this year.  Soon you will see our fall ‘Highpoint’, featuring two very small churches in a rural Kansas town that we are able to help because of you.  Metrics show the churches you help through us improve at discipleship and the result is that their people evangelize more, serve those in need more, and live more Christ-centered lives.  In these tumultuous times, churches need, more than ever before, to improve discipleship.  Thank you for your support!”




Join Right to Life of Holland Area at the National Life Chain on Sunday, October 4, from 2--3 PM on River Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets.  Life Chain is a pro-life, peaceful, prayerful, public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of elective abortion.  Signs to hold during the prayer vigil will be provided.  This is a PRAYER VIGIL, so we do ask that those who attend to be fairly silent.  Please adhere to social distancing between family/couple groups.


Parkview AFC Home is a Christian, adult foster care home in Zeeland that provides health, safety, and quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities.  During the month of October, let us encourage the staff at Parkview by sending Thank You cards or notes of encouragement to them.  These cards/notes can be mailed to:

      Parkview AFC Home

      214 E. Central Avenue

      Zeeland, MI  49464

Or you may email encouragements to: or


Parkview AFC Home Fundraiser Clay Pigeon Shoot will be held on Saturday, October 25, at Blendon Pines.  See Terry Boerman for details.


Jubilee Centers International will host a virtual event this year to share our successes, our needs, and especially God’s faithfulness to Jubilee’s students, staff, and families in the midst of this crisis.  Just as in past years, the event will celebrate Jubilee’s work and mission through story-telling, singing, testimonies, reflection, and worship.  This online event style will be a first for us, but we look forward to sharing our story with you as you welcome us into your home–virtually.  Save Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 8pm EST, for Jubilee’s Annual Celebration Event titled "Loving One Another".  The event is only 45 minutes long and you won't want to miss this inspirational program!  All you need to do is register online and a link for the event will be sent to your email address.  Register at  We hope to see you there!








Gladys Fernandez lives at Resthaven Maple Woods in Holland.


Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.





Toni VerBeek

88 on October 8