North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



December 6, 2020


Morning Worship Service

(Service available on website


Message by Mr. Dan Sterk


Luke 2:8-14


Evening Worship Service

(This previously-recorded Service

available on our website:


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“When My Heart Is . . .

Down & Discouraged”

Psalm 73:1-28





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – December 6, 2020

Accompanists:                           Kristi Boerman, Val Leegwater

Vocalists:                                    Danielle Hilbelink, Stephan Hilbelink, Renae VanAst, Ron Lucas

Audio/Visual Operators:           Matt VanderPloeg, Larry Redder, Rick VanderPloeg




WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – December 13, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:             AM & PM     The Grove:   Keith Boerman, Nick Venema

                                                 Sanctuary:     Brian Mast (East), Brian Busscher (Center), Matt Huizenga (West)

Rover:            AM     Dan Sterk                                       PM     Larry Redder

Audio/Visual Operators:   AM   Matt VanderPloeg, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman

                                             PM   Matt VanderPloeg, 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 – December 6

NO In-Person Church Services today

Church Services for today, December 6:  Due to Pastor Shaun’s illness, the inability to procure a Pastor to lead us in worship, and for the protection of our congregation, we will NOT be having ‘in-person’ worship this Sunday, December 6.

        AM Service:  Our on-line Service for the AM Service (similar to last spring) were pre-recorded with Dan Sterk leading us in worship from off-site; the musical and advent portions were recorded on Friday, December 4.

        PM Service:   The PM Service will be an Advent service from December 1, 2019, with Pastor Shaun bringing the message.

Both of these services can be watched on-line by going to the North Street website (, the North Street Facebook page, the Deeper Roots Facebook page, or the North Street YouTube Channel.

Monday – December 7

5:00 PM    Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday – December 8

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting





Dec. 14      Congregational Meeting

Dec. 14      Council Meeting


Furniss Family:  Please keep Pastor Shaun & Amanda, and their family in your prayers as all three children have had fevers for a week and Pastor Shaun has pneumonia .  We pray that they all will be restored to health soon.


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.  There are many in our church family who have loved ones sick at home or hospitalized because of it.  We pray for the Lord’s mercy and wisdom in these times.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Joel Poortvliet






Vern & Shirley VanKlompenberg would like to “Thank everyone for your prayers, cards, and the Poinsettia plant we received.  It is wonderful to belong to such a caring Church Family.  We are thankful to the Lord for the healing received, especially for Vern, after being hospitalized for 8 days.”





Dale VanderYacht lives in his condo in Zeeland.


Alma DeKock lives in her condo in Zeeland.





Crossroads Prison Ministries equips the church to disciple people in prison with the Word of God.  Some of our church members are and have been involved with this ministry.  For more information, check the website





Offering Schedule:

Dec. 6:   AM   All Belong (CLC)


                 PM   Mission India


Dec. 13:  AM   Harvest Stand Ministries


                 PM   IRBC



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.

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


A Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 14, at 7:00 PM.  The meeting is for approval of the proposed budget for 2021.  A copy of the Proposed Budget was placed in your mailbox in the Narthex.  Absentee ballots will be available from Allyn Arendsen, Council Clerk, or the Church Office.


Thanksgiving Day Collection:  The total amount received from the Thanksgiving Day Collection was $20,277.00.  A breakdown of the amount received for each cause/agency will be listed in the next issue of ‘The Reflections’.


Please Note:  All receipts for reimbursements or invoices to be paid for 2020 must be turned in by Thursday, December 17.  Please place these items in the Treasurer’s mailbox.





Women’s Bible Study in December:  Ladies:  you are invited to tackle the book of Luke during the month of December with others from North Street.  We will read one chapter from Luke each day, starting December 1, bringing us through the entire story of Jesus’ life before Christmas.  If you would like to be connected to other participants via email, please contact Nakisha ( to be added to the list.  We look forward to Diving Deep into God’s Word together while we are apart!


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.





Bethel CRC will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, December 11, from 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM.  For an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: BethelCRC, or call 1.800.733.2767 (1.800.RED.CROSS).  Be the Lifeline Patients Need!






North Street Christian Reformed Church

December 6, 2020 – Morning Worship Service

Second Sunday of Advent – “PEACE”

Guest Pastor:  Mr. Dan Sterk


God Greets Us



  Lighting of the Advent Candles                               Dustin & Emillie Boersema Family

  Call to Worship                                                                                   Philippians 4:6-7

  Opening Prayer                                                                                                              

  Opening Hymn                                               “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (vs. 1-3)



God Instructs By His Word

  Congregational Prayer/Prayer of Illumination                                                                

  Scripture                                                                                   Luke 2:8-14 (page 1018)

  Sermon                                                                                           “Gloria”

  Applicatory Prayer                                                                                                         

  Hymn                                                          “Angels We Have Heard On High” (vs. 1-3)



  God’s Parting Blessing                                                                                                   

  Closing Adoration of God                         “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” (vs. 1-4)









Participants In Service:

            Minister:                                                                                         Mr. Dan Sterk

            Accompanists:                                                      Kristi Boerman, Val Leegwater

            Vocalists:       Danielle Hilbelink, Stephan Hilbelink, Renae VanAst, Ron Lucas

            Technology:                       Matt VanderPloeg, Larry Redder, Rick VanderPloeg

            Advent Readers:                                            Dustin & Emillie Boersema Family








Morning Worship Service – December 6, 2020


Luke 2:8-14

Mr. Dan Sterk, Guest Pastor


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