North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



December 27, 2020


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Mr. Dan Sterk

“Kick It In Gear”

Zechariah 4:1-14


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Praying For Peace”

Lamentations 3:19-26





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – December 27, 2020

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Arendsen

Ushers:             AM & PM The Grove:            Joel Beezhold

                                      Sanctuary:  Jackson Busscher (East), Todd VandenHeuvel/Curt Lucas (Center), ? (West)

Rover:               AM     Mark DuBois                                                 PM     Todd VandenHeuvel

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM     Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman

                                           PM     Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – January 3, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Lucas

Ushers:             AM & PM The Grove: Larry Harmsen

                              Sanctuary:     Nick Venema (East), John Bos (Center), Bob Schipper (West)

Rover:               AM     Keith Boerman                                             PM     Brian Mast

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

                                           PM   Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Matt VanderPloeg




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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 27

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   Pastor Shaun & Dan Sterk

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Old Year’s Service

Monday - December 28

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – December 29

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting





Jan. 3      New Year’s Service – AM Service

Jan. 4      Executive Committee Meeting

Jan. 5      Elder Prayer Time

Jan. 5      Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Jan. 6      Jr.Cadets/Cadets Resume

Jan. 10    Sunday School/Catechism Resume

Jan. 10    H.S. Youth Group Resumes

Jan. 11    Council Meeting






Members with COVID-19:  There are many folks in our church family and community who have fallen ill with COVID-19.  We pray for their recovery and restoration of health and for the caregivers and loved ones who are caring for them in this time.


John Apotheker:  Please be in prayer for John as he was hospitalized with COVID-19.  We are thankful that he is stable and receiving treatments and pray that he may make a full recovery.


Terry Boerman:  We are thankful that recent scans have shown that Terry’s cancer is stable and has not grown.  We are thankful for the effectiveness of his treatments and pray he will continue to receive encouraging results.


Klompien Family:  Please keep Pastor John & Janeen Klompien and their family in your prayers as Janeen’s father, John Ybema, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17.  We pray for safe travels to west Michigan and for comfort as they grieve.


Josh & Chelsea Vanden Bosch Family:  Please keep Josh & Chelsea in your prayers as they experienced the unexpected death of Chelsea’s mother, Corrine Battjes, on Thursday, December 17.  We are thankful that Chelsea and her siblings were able to be with their mom at her bedside.  We pray for the Lord’s peace to comfort them in this time.


Marlin Vis:  Please keep Marlin in your prayers as he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 at his care facility, Grace of Douglas.  We pray that he would be able to make a full recovery.


Dee Worley and Family:  Please be in prayer for Cassidy (a young girl often cared for by Dee Worley).  Cassidy’s little sister, Clarity, was found unresponsive and has been on life support since November 21.  We are thankful that the placement of her trach went well and pray for her recovery.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Ed Zylstra






Ovi & Jessica Dumea work for Wycliffe Translators in Romania.  They are involved in the signing ministry to help the deaf better understand The Bible.





Del & Winnie Machiela would like to “Thank the North Street Congregation for the Poinsettia plant, the cards, goodies/snacks, and the visit from Elder of Visitation, Jim Staat Sr.  We would also like to say Thank-You for all the kind remembrances (cards, phone calls, etc.) on Del’s recent birthday.”





Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.


Cheryl Kroll lives at MediLodge in Holland.






Ron Bergman

80 on January 1


Gary DeHaan

92 on January 3






Offering Schedule:

Dec. 27:  AM   Reformed Youth Services


                 PM   City on a Hill


Jan. 3:     AM   North Street CAP

                 PM   The Bridge






The Church Office will be closed this week Tuesday, December 29.


Found:  A Men’s Black Columbia Fleece jacket (XL), with a gray hat in the pocket.





Family Life Center is looking for some people interested in helping us paint.  We are going to try to do a painting party between Christmas and New Year’s, but we could use painting anytime.  We have 6 bedrooms, a laundry room, 3 bathrooms, hallways, etc. that could use a fresh coat of paint!  If you are interested and willing to help out, please contact Scott Visser (616.772.9607).