North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 1, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Opposites Should Not Always Attract”

I John 3:11-18


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“20/20 Vision”

Habakkuk 3:1-19





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 1, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Lucas

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

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

Rover:               AM     Mike VanAst                                  PM     Scott Visser

Nursery:           AM     Chelsea VandenBosch, Kathy Busscher

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

                                             PM     Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 8, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Arendsen

                          PM     Sue Arendsen

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Todd VandenHeuvel, Martin Bostrom

                                  Sanctuary:  Earl Mokma (East), Larry Harmsen (Center), Tim Meekhof (West)

Rover:              AM     Brent Leegwater                             PM     Mark DuBois

Nursery:           AM     Linda VanderPloeg, Ruth Meekhof

Audio/Visual Operators:    AM   Jerry Redder, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Mitch Boerman

                                             PM   Jerry Redder, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, 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 – November 1

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   NO Sunday School/Catechism this week

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service


Monday – November 2

5:00 PM    Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday – November 3

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM    Building & Grounds Committee Meeting


Wednesday – November 4

                   NO GEMS this week


Thursday – November 5

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


Friday – November 6

7:00 PM    CAP Auction


Saturday – November 7

11:00 AM  Martin VanderMeulen Memorial Service





Nov. 9        Council Meeting






Chuck & Lynn Johnson:  We give thanks to the Lord that He answered our prayers as Chuck’s symptoms have subsided some and he was discharged to come home under palliative care.  We continue to pray for Chuck and ask the Lord to continue to sustain and strengthen both Chuck and Lynn in this time.


Judy Redder:  We give thanks to the Lord for His kindness toward Judy as her surgery went well and was not as invasive as originally thought.  We give thanks that this means her need for rehabilitation and recovery is also lessened.


Vern & Shirley VanKlompenberg:  Please continue to keep Vern & Shirley in your prayers as  Shirley continues in her recovery from COVID-19 and Vern continues to battle COVID-19 symptoms and difficulties with his tracheotomy.  Vern was hospitalized this past Wednesday because his symptoms have worsened.  We pray that both Vern & Shirley would be able to make a full recovery.


Joyce Zylstra:  Please be in prayer for Joyce as she continues in her radiation treatments.  We are thankful that she has sustained them well.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Gary DeHaan






Rev. Jeong & Misook Gho work for Resonate Global Ministries in Japan.  Rev. Gho and his wife are Korean born teachers and are conducting church school teacher training programs at various churches in Japan.


Rev. Dr. John DeVries, founder of Mission India, passed away on Sunday, October 25.  John was a dear friend to our church and we are grateful for his life and ministry.  Mission India is a ministry that North Street has supported for many years.  His obituary can be found at:





Offering Schedule:

Nov. 1:   AM   The Bridge


                 PM   Compassionate Heart Ministries


Nov. 8:   AM   North Street CAP

                 PM   World Renew



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.


Suspension of Educational Programs:  Recently Zeeland Public Schools suspended classes due to an outbreak of COVID-19.  According to our church COVID-19 policy, this means that we will be suspending our Educational Programs beginning this Sunday, November 1.  This includes: Sunday School, Catechism, Youth Group, Children’s Worship, GEMS, and Cadets.  The Executive Committee will be meeting on Monday evening to determine when these ministries will be able to continue.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your prayers and patience as we navigate these times together.






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).


Right To Life of Holland Annual Focus on Life Dinner was cancelled due to COVID-19.  We have the opportunity to support the Right to Life Education Fund virtually this year.  An hour-long virtual event is available for viewing until November 3 (  It is entitled ‘We Are Not Giving Up On Life’ and features keynote speaker Sarah Huckabee Sanders and music by Matthew West.  There is also a donation button to donate to the Right to Life Education Fund at the website.  Alternately, you can request a mail-in donation card from Elaine Venema (616.446.9669 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:  Thank you for the overwhelming response!  We have virtually sold out!  Pick up your orders on Saturday, Nov. 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 (cash or check only) 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






Martin VanderMeulen:  On April 4, 2020, our dear brother in the Lord, Martin VanderMeulen, went to be with the Lord.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the family elected for a private family burial at the time and a memorial service to follow.  The family has decided to have a memorial service at North Street on Saturday, November 7, at 11:00 AM.  You are invited to join the family as we remember the life of Martin and rejoice about his home going.

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.



Dan & Beth DeJonge would like to say “Many Thanks to our North Street family for your loving concern & prayers for our dear brother, Jon DeJonge through his long journey with ALS.  We appreciate the out-pouring of sympathy and expressions of love in Jon’s passing.”





Alma DeKock lives in her condo in Zeeland.


Hermina Fransens lives at SKLD Healthcare Center in Zeeland.







The Church Nursery is again open and staffed for our Morning Worship Service only.


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).


North Street’s Annual CAP Auction will be held on Friday, November 6, beginning with the live auction at 7:00 PM.  A listing has been placed in your mailbox and extra slips are available on the display tables.  Baked goods can be brought the day of the auction.


The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program is currently in full swing!  As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, we have ONE box left to be claimed and 20 boxes turned in.  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 office or left on the table in the Narthex, by Sunday, November 15.  Please turn them in as early as possible, so we can make sure we reach our goal!.  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