North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 22, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Who Has Your Ear?”

I John 4:1-6


*** No Evening Worship Service Tonight ***





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 22, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Arendsen

                          PM     Sue Lucas

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

                                  Sanctuary:  Keith 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



WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving

Accompanists: Ruth Meekhof, Sue Arendsen

Ushers:             The Grove:   Larry Harmsen, Joel Beezhold

                          Sanctuary:     Todd VandenHeuvel (East), Brian Busscher (Center), Earl Mokma (West)

Rover:            Scott Hoek

Audio/Visual Operators:   Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Larry Redder




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – November 29, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Stephanie Klein, Kristi Boerman

                          PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Bill Schreur, Dan DeJonge

                                  SanctuaryCurt Lucas (East), Martin Bostrom (Center), Tim Meekhof (West)

Rover:            AM     Brian Mast                                      PM     Zach VandenHeuvel

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

                                            PM   Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, 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 – November 22

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Rev. Harlan VandenEinde

Monday – November 23

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – November 24

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

Thursday – November 19

9:30 AM    Thanksgiving Day Worship Service





Nov. 29      First Sunday of Advent

Dec. 1        Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Dec. 6        Communion – AM Service

Dec. 7        Executive Committee Meeting

Dec. 14      Congregational Meeting






Terry Boerman:  We give thanks to the Lord that Terry was able to receive another treatment last week.  We pray for the continual effectiveness of these treatments.


Everdeane Bonnes:  Please keep Everdeane in your prayers as she suffered a stroke a week ago.  We are thankful that after being hospitalized, she is home with family in Chicago and is doing well.


Steve Huizenga:  Please remember Steve in your prayers as he continues in his recovery from foot surgery.  We are thankful that the surgery went well.  We pray Steve will be relieved of his pain and have more mobility.


Betty Kroll:  We join with Betty & Al and their family in giving thanks to the Lord that her PET Scan has shown that there is no return of her cancer.  We are grateful to the Lord for his mercy and grace.


COVID-19:  Please be in prayer for those directly affected by COVID-19, either by personal and family illness, as well as those who are experiencing new challenges because of the precautions put in place.  We pray for the Lord’s mercy and wisdom in these times.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Tim Schutt






Mission India is an agency that trains and equips local Indian Christians in the country of India to teach The Bible and form clusters of new disciples.  They do this through organizing Children’s Bible clubs, adult literacy classes, and church planter training.  For more information check the website





Offering Schedule:

Nov. 22:  AM   Family Life Center


                 PM   Parkview Home


Nov. 26:  Thanksgiving Envelopes

Nov. 29:  AM   Mission Aviation Fellowship


                 PM   Winning At 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 22 we will resume services in the morning and evening.

          3. 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 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.


A Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 14, at 7:00 PM.  The meeting is for approval of the proposed budget for 2021.  Absentee ballots will be available from Allyn Arendsen, Council Clerk, or the Church Office, beginning, November 22.






Borculo Christian School wants to thank you for the wonderful support we received during our recent Pig Roast Pick-Up Dinner and Facebook Mini Auction.  We were so blessed by your pig roast orders, your auction bids, and your generous donations, and were able to raise over $10,000.00 for BCS!  Thank You!


The Bible League International has a volunteer opportunity for a Spanish/English translator to assist BLI with the translation of documents or other forms of communication between English and Spanish in order to engage more donors and partners in Bible League’s ministry in Latin America.  Contact





Pastor Shaun & Amanda and family would like to “Thank the North Street family for the outpouring of love and generosity shown to us over the past few weeks, with the birth of Levi, and then with falling ill, and having to be in quarantine.  ‘The meals, gifts, cards, calls, and texts, were an immense blessing to us.  Thank you for showing us the love of Christ in tangible and meaningful ways!’”


Tyce & Kristen (Mulder) VanKoevering would like to say “How deeply grateful we are for all the gifts that the North Street Church family has given us.  We also appreciate all the kind words and prayers towards us as we start our new lives together.”





Gladys Fernandez lives at Resthaven Maple Woods in Holland.


Marian Kuipers lives in her condo in Zeeland.






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 23.


Thanksgiving Service:  Normally, during our Thanksgiving Service, we pass the microphone and express what we are thankful for.  In an effort to prevent the spread of infection, we will refrain from passing the microphone and ask that you share what you are thankful for with Pastor Shaun, and he will share them from the pulpit during our Thanksgiving Service.  If you could please email your thanksgiving to Pastor Shaun at that would be greatly appreciated.


Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Program for 2020 was a complete success!  North Street ended up donating 101 boxes to the cause, surpassing our goal of 100 boxes!  Thank you to everyone who supported this program by filling a box or by donating money.


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.