North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



January 3, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Service available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Love And War”

I John 4:7-21


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss


Ezra 2:1-70





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





WORSHIP ASSISTANTS – January 10, 2021

Accompanists: AM     Ruth Meekhof

                          PM     Ruth Meekhof

Ushers:             AM & PM The Grove:   Lyle VanKlompenberg

                              Sanctuary:     Brian Mast (East), Jim Staat Sr. (Center), Keith Boerman (West)

Rover:               AM     Mike VanAst                                                 PM     Dan Sterk

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM   Matt VanderPloeg, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman

                                           PM   Matt VanderPloeg, Ron Oskam, Mitch Boerman




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Sunday – January 3

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                   New Year’s Service

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

Monday – January 4

5:00 PM    Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday – January 5

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting

7:00 PM    Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Wednesday – January 6

(Cadets meet from 6:45-8:30 PM)

6:45 PM    Jr.Cadets/Cadets Meetings

                   (boys 2-8th grades)

8:45 PM    Cadet Counselors Business Meeting





Jan. 10    Sunday School/Catechism Resume

Jan. 10    H.S. Youth Group Resumes

Jan. 11    Council Meeting

Jan. 13    GEMS Resumes






John Apotheker:  We give thanks to the Lord that John was discharged from Holland Hospital last week after battling COVID-19 and pneumonia.  We are thankful for the progress he has made and pray that he will continue to do so from home.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Scott Visser






Gladys Fernandez lives at Resthaven Maple Woods in Holland.


Marian Kuipers lives in her condo in Zeeland.





Hispanic Ministry Developer - Pastor Scott Geurink continues to minister to Hispanics in the Western Michigan area with evangelistic Bible Studies in greenhouses and farms, mentoring and coaching Hispanic leaders and pastors, and assisting in the training of church planters.




Alma DeKock:  We extend our sympathies to Alma after the recent death of her brother, Harvard Brouwer, who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 29.  We pray for the Lord’s peace and presence to bring comfort to the family.


Al & Arlene Blauwkamp would like to say “Thank You to the congregation for all the many Christmas cards we received.”


Hermina Fransens would like to “Thank my North Street Church Family for the Poinsettia plant and the many Christmas cards.”


John & Gret Heuvelman would like to say “Thank You for all the kindness and thoughtfulness we received over this past year.  The flowers, the candy, and the Poinsettia plant.  We are thankful for a caring Church Family.”


Bill & Judy Huizenga would like to “Thank the Congregation for the many get-well cards, phone calls, and notes of encouragement we received since our car accident in June.  Thank you for all the prayers offered on our behalf.  Many of our prayers have been answered.  Bill’s back injury has finally healed as much as it ever will.  We are so thankful for all the ways God has blessed us.  Thanks also for the beautiful poinsettia plant and the many Christmas cards that we enjoyed reading.”


John VanderWoude would like to say “Thank You for all the prayers, cards, and other wishes I received on my recent 95ths Birthday!  Thanks also for all the Christmas cards and Poinsettia plant I received.  I miss seeing my church family.”


Gertrude VanSomeren would like to say “Thank You so much for the outpouring of kindness and prayers on my behalf over the last couple of months.  The plant is cheerful life and color in my apartment, the bag of goodies is delicious, and all the cards so encouraging.  We just celebrated promises fulfilled in the Christmas story.  May all of you continue to trust, standing on the promises of a faithful God in 2021!”





Offering Schedule:

Jan. 3:     AM   North Street CAP

                 PM   The Bridge


Jan. 10:   AM   Family Research Council


                 PM   One Way Ministries





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


Women’s Bible Study will be starting a study by Priscilla Shirer called ‘The Armor of God’.  This is a 7-week video series that coincides with a 6-week study book.  We are offering both an in-person and virtual option!  Nakisha will be leading a Zoom meeting every other Sunday night for 90 minutes, where you will watch the videos and discuss the lesson.  Kristin will be leading a group during the Sunday school hour.  This group will watch the video one week and discuss the lesson the next week.  Our first meetings will be Sunday, January 17, to watch the first video, with the lesson done beforehand.  Additionally, we will use our North Street Bible Study Facebook group as well as a group e-mail to stay connected between our meeting times.  Please sign-up at the information kiosk indicating which option you prefer and if you need a study book.  The books will be around $16.00.  If you need help covering the cost of the book, please let Kristin or Nakisha know.