North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 15, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Allen Petroelje

“Knowing Grace In Suffering”

II Corinthians 12:1-10


NO Evening

Worship Service


Morning Worship Service




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 15, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Ruth Meekhof

Ushers:             AM     The Grove:              Bob Schipper, Nick Fortosis

                                  Sanctuary:  Jim Staat Jr. (East), John Bos (Center), Bill Schreur (West)

Rover:            AM     Larry Harmsen                              

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





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 22, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Jennifer Fortosis

                          PM     Sue Lucas

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

                                  SanctuaryKeith Boerman (East), Brian Mast (Center), Carl Weener/Matt Huizenga (West)

Rover:            AM     Mike VanAst                                  PM     Larry Redder

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

                                             PM   Matt VanderPloeg, 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 15

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Rev. Allen Petroelje

                   NO Sunday School/Catechism

                   NO Evening Worship Service

                   NO High School Youth Group Meeting


Tuesday – November 17

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting


Wednesday – November 18

                   NO GEMS Meeting


Thursday – November 19

                   NO Men’s Bible Study





Nov. 23      Elders/Deacons Meetings

Nov. 26      Thanksgiving Day Service – 9:30 AM

Nov. 29      First Sunday of Advent





Beautiful Gate in Lesotho, Africa, provides care for babies and orphaned children.  Their main emphasis has been on reaching children in crisis situations.  Check their website for more information.





Marlin Vis lives at Grace of Douglas in Douglas.


Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.






Everdeane Bonnes

89 on November 16


Howard Stephenson

95 on November 17






Vern & Shirley VanKlompenberg:  We give thanks to the Lord that after a brief stay at the hospital for Vern, both he and Shirley are home and recovering well together.


Furniss Family:  Baby Levi was hospitalized at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital with symptoms after being exposed to COVID-19.  He has since been discharged.  Pastor Shaun and Amanda remain symptomatic, but Isaac and Abby are doing well.   Please continue to remember the Furniss family in your prayers as they continue in their recovery.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Al Kroll






The Memorial Service for Martin VanderMeulen (that was supposed to take place on Saturday, November 7) has been postponed.  A new date and time will be announced later.

A Baby Shower is being held for Levi Michael Furniss, infant son of Pastor Shaun & Amanda.  TODAY is the last day to place your gifts in the Playpen in the Narthex.


Directory Correction:

        Vern & Marilyn Boersen

        Phone Number:  616.239.1155


Joel & Linda Beezhold and family would like to say “Thank you for your prayers and thoughtful cards we received after the passing away of our mom and grandma.  Your caring is much appreciated.”


Thelma Johnson would like to “Thank those who sent cards, and those who called me on my recent Birthday.  I miss attending Services and seeing all of you.  Praying that this pandemic will soon be over.”





The Church Nursery will no longer be staffed because of the rising COVID-19 numbers.  It will be open for parents to use as a cry room if needed.  Please sanitize any toys that have been used if you use the room.


North Street’s Annual CAP Auction is being rescheduled to a tentative Feb/March time frame.  All items that have been donated are being stored.  Please remember the CAP Fund in your Thanksgiving/year end giving as this is a big fund-raising loss for our families.


Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child:  TODAY is the last day to bring in your filled ShoeboxesPlease turn them in, so we can reach our goal of 100 boxes!  There is still time to donate, if you would like to make a monetary donation to fill a box or help with shipping costs; place donations in Jim Jr./Dana Staat’s church mailbox.  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


Piano/Music Students:  Instead of our typical Christmas program prelude presentation, the Worship Committee would like to put together a video recording of students playing their Christmas songs.  The recording would then be used for a prelude.  This process will allow for proper distancing and sanitizing.  Please email Sue Arendsen ( or call (616.886.9918) if you are interested and for further details by November 16.





Offering Schedule:

Nov. 15:  AM   Lakeshore Pregnancy Center


                 PM   Forgotten Man Ministries


Nov. 22:  AM   Family Life Center


                 PM   Parkview Home



From The Executive Committee:  We have seen a rise in COVID-19 Virus activity in our Community lately.  This has had a direct impact on some of our members.  We are happy to report that no known exposures have happened in our church building.  The Executive committee has decided to adjust our church activities to minimize potential exposures:

          1. All church educational activities will be suspended until January 2021.  This includes Men’s Bible Study, Dorcas, Sunday School, Cadets, GEMS, and Youth Group.

          2. Sunday, November 15, we will have a morning service only with Rev. Allen Petroelje filling our pulpit

          3. Sunday, November 22 we will resume services in the morning and evening.

          4. Thanksgiving service on Thursday, November 26 will be held as planned

The congregation is asked to remember the Executive Committee and the Council in prayer as they seek to guide the congregation through this season.


From The Deacons:  North Street has again been given a generous donation of over-the-counter medicine – including children’s items, dental items, pain relievers, and more.  Items will be available at the kitchen serving window following the worship services.  Adults may come and help yourself to a few items.  If you have any questions, please contact a Deacon.


The Thanksgiving Day offering envelopes have been placed in your mailbox.  There are additional envelopes at the Sign-Up Station.  These envelopes can be placed in the offering basket on Sunday-November 15, Sunday-November 22 or Thanksgiving Day.  There are several groups/agencies to choose from.  All loose and undesignated money received will go to the Outreach Fund.  The deacons discourage you from writing in additional causes.  If a group/agency is written in, that amount will be given to the Outreach Fund.  Any envelopes received after Thanksgiving Day will go to the Outreach Fund.