North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



October 18, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Cal Compagner

“Does God Care?”

Hebrews 4:14-16


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Jeremy Visser

“The True Grace Of God: Suffering”

I Peter 2:13-25





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – October 18, 2020

Accompanists:             AM     Sue Lucas

                              PM     Sue Lucas      Vocalists: Curt & Jamie Lucas

Ushers:                      AM & PM     The Grove:   Jim Staat Jr., Larry Harmsen

                                  SanctuaryJim Staat Sr. (East), Keith Boerman (Center)

                                                     Carl Weener/Matt Huizenga (West)

Rover:                       AM     Zach VandenHeuvel                         PM   Brian Mast

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM     Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg

                               PM     Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – October 25, 2020

Accompanists:             AM     Sue Arendsen

                              PM     Sue Arendsen

Ushers:                      AM & PM     The Grove:   John Bos, Dan DeJonge

                                  Sanctuary:  Nick Venema. (East), Brian Mast (Center), Bob Schipper (West)

Rover:                       AM     Tim Schutt                                      PM     Dan Sterk

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM   Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman

                               PM   Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman




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 – October 18

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Rev. Cal Compagner

                   Coffee Fellowship – ‘The Grove’

10:50 AM  Sunday School/Catechism ‘til 11:45 AM

                   Offering – Mission India

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Rev. Jeremy Visser

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

Tuesday – October 20

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – October 21

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

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

Thursday – October 22

6:30 AM    Men’s Bible Study – Fireside Room





Oct. 25       Communion – AM Service

Oct. 25       High School Youth Group Meeting

Oct. 26       Elders/Deacons Meetings

Oct. 28       Jr.Cadets/Cadets Meetings





Mitch Arendsen:  Please keep Mitch in your prayers as he was diagnosed with COVID-19.  We are thankful that his only presenting symptom has been a sore throat.  We pray that he will soon be able to return to his regular activities.


Terry Boerman:  Please keep Terry in your prayers as he received another round of treatment.  We pray that it would prove to be effective and that his muscle stiffness would subside.


Jackson Busscher (12 year old son of Brian & Kathy):

Please keep Jackson in your prayers as he broke his ankle.  We are thankful that his injury does not require surgery.


Dan & Beth DeJonge:  Please remember Dan in your prayers as he is bedside to his brother John, who is coming to the end of his battle with ALS.  We pray for the Lord’s mercy to be with Dan & Beth, as well as John, his wife, and their family.


Chuck & Lynn Johnson:  Please be in prayer for Chuck as he was recently diagnosed with cancer of the liver ducts.  He & Lynn are awaiting the results of further tests to determine if surgery is an option.  We pray for clarity and direction.


Dale & Helaine Miedema:  Please remember Dale & Helaine’s son-in-law Brian, in your prayers as he was diagnosed with cancer.  The family awaits the results of scans that will hopefully provide more information regarding the specifics, stage, and treatment options available.


Gert VanSomeren:  Please keep Gert in your prayers as she experienced a fall that resulted in a broken hip and underwent surgery this past Monday.  Surgery went well and she is now at Heritage Nursing & Rehab in Zeeland for therapy and a time of rehab.  We pray that she is able to return to Royal Park soon.


Todd VandenHeuvel:  Please keep Todd in your prayers as he awaits the results of a CT Scan that we pray will show the reason why there has been an increase of pain and deterioration in his foot.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Terry Boerman






Jubilee Centers International (David & Emily Romero) is an organization compelled by Christ's love for the poor to 'preach the year of the Lord's favor' (Luke 4:19) through community outreach involving formal Christian Education through holistic community development.  The Romeros work in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  For more information, check the website at





Offering Schedule:

Oct. 18:  AM   Family Research Council


                 PM   North Street CAP

Oct. 25:  AM   Parkview Home


                 PM   All Belong (ZCS)



Pastor Appreciation Month:  October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  The Council is deeply appreciative of Pastor Shaun as he leads and feeds us in the Word of God each Sunday.  Council encourages the Congregation to send him a note of appreciation and encouragement.


Cold & Flu Season:  As we approach the cold and flu season, please be mindful of others.  If you do not feel good, please stay home.





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


The 2nd Annual Parkview AFC Home Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser at Blendon Pines, Zeeland, will be Saturday, October 24, at 8:30 AM.  Sponsor ($150.00) and Shooter ($50.00/adult; $35.00/student under 18).  Registration forms are available from your Parkview Board Representative.  Call Terry Boerman (886.8299) for more information.


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!


Borculo Christian School is planning a Fall Pig Roast and Mini Auction November 2-7 – FUN-filled and COVID friendly!

        Pig Roast ‘Pick-Up’ Dinner:  place orders for Pulled Pork Meals (pork, baked beans, chips, applesauce, roll and ice cream treat) for a donation of $10.00 OR 3 lbs. bags of Pulled Pork for a donation of $25.00.  Orders can be placed on the BCS website or by calling the school (875.8152).  Orders must be placed by Friday, October 30.  Come to pick-up your order on Saturday, November 7 between 4 and 6 PM.  Pay at pick-up; check or cash only, please.

        Facebook Mini Auction will be happening November 2-6 on the BCS Facebook page!  Anyone with a Facebook account can participate by placing your bid in the ‘Comments’ section under each item’s picture starting Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6.  Bidding will close Friday, November 6 at 8 PM.  Winners will be notified and can pay for and pick-up their items on Saturday November 7, between 2 and 7PM.








Pastor Shaun & Amanda welcomed their son Levi Michael, on Wednesday, October 14;   weighing    8 lbs., 3 oz.; and was 21 inches long.  We rejoice with the Furniss family and give thanks that Mom and baby are doing well.



A Wedding Shower is being held for Kristen Mulder & Tyce VanKoevering who are planning an October 23 Wedding.  Please place your gifts in the shopping cart in the Narthex by October 25.


A Baby Shower is starting for Levi Michael Furniss, infant son of Pastor Shaun & Amanda.  Please place your gifts in the Playpen in the Narthex by Sunday, November 8.


Directory Correction:

        Stephan & Danielle Hilbelink Phone Numbers:

        (Home phone is cancelled)

        Stephan:        1.616.403.2849 (cell phone)

        Danielle:       1.616.403.3062 (cell phone)




Jennie VanderWoude lives at Holland Home/Raybrook Manor in Grand Rapids.  Jennie is celebrating her 91st Birthday today, October 18!


Dale VanderYacht lives in his condo in Zeeland.





Jennie VanderWoude

91 on October 18





Upcoming Elections:  With the upcoming election approaching, please remember that the deadline to register to vote by mail or online is October 19.  If anyone needs assistance in obtaining an absentee ballot, or if you have any questions about the upcoming election, you may contact Sheryl VandenHeuvel (1.616.834.7746).


The Men’s Bible Study will continue their study of ‘The Last Days According to Jesus’ by R.C. Sproul, on Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 AM.  We will be studying Lesson #7.


Children’s Worship will begin on Sunday, November 1, during the Evening Worship Service, for children ages 3-Kingergarten.

Helpers Needed:  If you are 6th grade and older (yes, adults, too!), we’d love to have you join us in Children’s Worship.  Look for the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.


The Outreach Committee is once again collecting Christmas shoeboxes for boys and girls around the globe through Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child program.  Shoeboxes can be picked up in the Narthex.  The goal for North Street is 100 boxes!  If you would like to make a monetary donation to fill a box or to help with shipping costs, place donations in Jim Jr./Dana Staat’s church mailbox.  Shoeboxes must be turned in to the grocery cart at church by Sunday, November 15.  Note:  please unwrap and discard any packaging on your shoebox items to make more room in your shoebox!  For gift suggestions and/or more information see Dana Staat ( or visit