North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



October 25, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Appearance Is Everything”

I John 2:28-29; I John 3:1-10


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“God’s Judgement”

Habakkuk 2:6-20





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – October 25, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Arendsen

                          PM     Sue Arendsen

Ministry of Music:   AM     Ron Lucas; Sue Lucas, accompanist

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

Nursery:           AM     Linda Beezhold, Heather Mulder

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

                                           PM     Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 1, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas, Val Leegwater

                          PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Brian Busscher, Curt Lucas

                                  Sanctuary:  Joel Beezhold (East), Lyle VanKlompenberg (Center), Keith Boerman (West)

Rover:              AM     Larry Redder                                  PM     Todd VandenHeuvel

Nursery:           AM     Chelsea VandenBosch, Kathy Busscher

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

                                            PM   Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, 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 – October 25

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service - Communion

                   Coffee Fellowship – ‘The Grove’

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

                   Offering – Mission India

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

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


Monday – October 26

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings


Tuesday – October 27

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Wednesday – October 28

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

6:45 PM    Jr.Cadets/Cadets Meetings

                   (boys 2nd-8th grades)


Thursday – October 29

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





Nov. 2        Executive Committee Meeting

Nov. 3        Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Nov. 4        GEMS Meetings

Nov.6         CAP Auction





Mitch Arendsen:  We are thankful that Mitch has been released from quarantine and is feeling better after being diagnosed with COVID-19.


Vern Boersen:  We give thanks to the Lord that Vern had a successful knee surgery to repair a tear that he had experienced.  We are thankful that relief and mobility are already being experienced.


Chuck & Lynn Johnson:  We are thankful that Chuck was able to have a successful placement of a permanent stent in his liver.  We pray for his health as he and Lynn embrace the reality of his liver ducts cancer.


 Dale & Helaine Miedema:  Please keep Dale & Helaine’s son-in-law Brian, in your prayers as he has been diagnosed with cancer and is already receiving chemotherapy.  We pray for the results of future scans that will show more specifics and clarity for future treatments.


Judy Redder:  Please remember Judy in your prayers as she will be having a complete knee replacement surgery this week Tuesday, October 27.  We pray that her surgery goes well.


Vern & Shirley VanKlompenberg:  Please keep Vern & Shirley in your prayers as Shirley has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and it is suspected that Vern also has it.  We are thankful that Shirley’s symptoms have been mild and we pray that they both will be able to make a full recovery.


Gert VanSomeren:  Please be in prayer for Gert as she is at Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Zeeland receiving care after having surgery on a broken hip.  We pray she is able to gain strength and mobility.


Todd VandenHeuvel:  Please keep Todd in your prayers as recent scans have shown deterioration of the bone as well as slow growth.  We pray for him as he is now off of his feet.  We pray the Lord will allow there to be healing.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Ryan Boerman






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Offering Schedule:

Oct. 25:  AM   Parkview Home


                 PM   All Belong (ZCS)


Nov. 1:   AM   The Bridge


                 PM   Compassionate Heart Ministries


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.



Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM,

Sunday, November 1

Remember to change your clocks

back one hour before going to bed.

Remember to change the battery

in your Smoke Alarms!




Right to Life of Holland will be hosting a Prayer Service for the Elections on Monday, November 2, from 7:00-7:45 PM at Central Avenue CRC (259 Central Avenue, Holland).


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


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 Nov. 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 Mon., Nov. 2 through Fri., Nov. 6.  Bidding will close Fri., Nov. 6 at 8 PM.  Winners will be notified and can pay for and pick-up their items on Sat. Nov. 7, between 2 and 7PM.


The Bridge Youth Center is looking to fill a newly created position as Volunteer Services Coordinator.

All applicants can request a job description or submit a cover letter and resume by contacting The Bridge Youth Center, Attention Scott Baumgartner, Youth Development Coordinator, 210 E. Main, Zeeland, or





John & Beth Apotheker:  Please keep John & Beth in your prayers as John’s sister, Ann Nieboer, died last week after a battle with cancer.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort in this time.


Joel & Linda Beezhold:  Please remember Joel & Linda, and their family, in your prayers after the recent death of Joel’s mother, Kathryn.  A private family service was held yesterday.


Dan & Beth DeJonge:  Please keep Dan & Beth in your prayers after the recent death of Dan’s brother, John, after a long battle with ALS.  John’s funeral was yesterday at Faith URC.


Del & Winnie Machiela:  Please remember Del & Winnie in your prayers as they grieve the death of Winnie’s sister-in-law, Ida DeYoung.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace in this time.


Pastor Shaun & Amanda are grateful they were able to welcome Levi Michael into the world early Wednesday morning, October 14.  Levi came into the world weighing 8.3 lbs., and was 21 inches long.  We are thankful that Mom and Levi are doing well.


Tyce & Kristen VanKoevering:  We give thanks to the Lord for the wedding of Tyce & Kristen (Mulder) that took place at North Street on Friday, October 23.  We pray the Lord’s blessing as they start their life together as one.


A Wedding Shower is being held for Tyce & Kristen (Mulder) VanKoeveringToday is the last day to place your gifts in the shopping cart in the Narthex.


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


Al & Judy VanKlompenberg would like to “Thank the Congregation for all the prayers, cards, calls, and meals that we received during Al’s hospitalization and recovery at home following his brain bleed.  We are thankful for all of your kindness and thoughtfulness.”





Henry & Joyce Tamminga:  Henry lives with their daughter, Paula, in Zeeland.  Joyce lives at Lakeside Vista in Holland.






Mary Berens

81 on October 25


Bob Kamphuis

81 on October 25


Thelma Johnson

102 on October 31






Upcoming Elections:  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 6th grade Cadets will be raking leaves at Jerry & Judy Redder’s home on Wednesday, November 4, at 6:30 PM for a badge.  This is a night that Cadets does not have a regular meeting, so we will meet at Jerry & Judy’s home (NOT at Church).


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