North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



November 24, 2019


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Our Resurrection”

I Corinthians 15:12-34


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“When My Heart Is . . .

Anxious And Overwhelmed”

Isaiah 43:1-7






Sunday – November 24

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

                    Coffee Fellowship

10:45 AM  Sunday School/Catechism (’til 11:45 AM)

4:00 PM     Adult Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

5:30 PM     Evening Worship Service

                    Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1

                    Story:  “The Parable Of The Treasure”

7:00 PM     High School Youth Group Meeting

                     Meal provided by Brian & Rachel Mast Family

Monday – November 25

7:00 PM     Elders/Deacons Meetings

Tuesday – November 26

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM     Worship Planning Meeting

Wednesday – November 27

NO GEMS/Cadets this week

7:00 PM     Bell Choir Rehearsal – ‘The Grove’

Thursday – November 28

8:00 AM    Thanksgiving Morning Pancake Breakfast

9:30 AM    Thanksgiving Day Worship Service





Dec. 1         H.S. Youth Group Meeting

Meal provided by Jim & Dana Staat Family

Dec. 1         Advent begins

Dec. 1         SKLD Worship Service

(Rev. Norm Buursma, Elder Ed Zylstra, Nancy Spahr)

Dec. 2         Executive Committee Meeting

Dec. 3         Building & Grounds Committee Mtg.

Dec. 5         N.S. Seniors Christmas Lunch

                    @ Rainbow Grill

Dec. 8         Communion – AM Service

Dec. 8         Church Potluck Dinner

Dec. 8         Sunday School Christmas Program-PM




Terry Boerman:  Please keep Terry in your prayers as he will begin a treatment plan on Tuesday on his recently diagnosed lung cancer.  Plans are for 4 rounds of aggressive treatment 3 weeks apart.  Pray that these may be effective with limited side effects and for God’s peace to surround Terry & his family.


Al & Betty Kroll:  Please pray for the Kroll family as Al & Betty received the tragic news a week ago Saturday night that their 16 year old grandson Keaton, collapsed and died at a soccer game from a blood clot in the lung.  We pray for the Lord’s peace and presence in this time as this family has experienced another devastating loss.


Henry Meppelink:  We give thanks to the Lord that recent tests indicate that Henry may be a good candidate for surgery to address his aortic abdominal aneurism stents that are leaking.  We pray that further testing will provide similar results and that clarity will be given.


Jim Staat Sr.:  Please keep Jim’s brother, Nick, in your prayers as he experienced a setback this week in his recovery after heart surgery.  We pray that he would continue to make progress in his healing.


Scott & Laura Visser Family:  Please be in prayer for Laura’s sister, Jan, whose husband Phil, died on Saturday, November 16, after a battle with Congestive Heart Failure.  We pray for the Lord’s comfort to be a companion to the family as they now experience grief and sorrow.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Ed Zylstra





Rev. Jeong & Misook Gho work for CRC World Missions in Japan.  Rev. Gho and his wife are Korean born teachers and are conducting church school teacher training programs at various churches in Japan.





Offering Schedule:

Dec. 28:  AM   Thanksgiving Envelopes

Dec. 1:   AM   One Way Ministries

              PM   Harvest Stand Ministries


Thanksgiving Day Service Reminder:  The annual Turkey Trot run is held in Zeeland and some streets will be blocked along the route.  Plan in advance; plan your route and be patient.


The Thanksgiving Day offering envelopes have been placed in your mailboxes.  There are additional envelopes at the ‘Sign-Up Station’.  These envelopes can be placed in the offering plate on Sunday, November 24; or Thanksgiving Day.  There are several groups/agencies to choose from.  All loose and undesignated money received will go to the Outreach Fund (local outreach).  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 (local outreach).  Any envelopes received after Thanksgiving Day will go to the Outreach Fund (local outreach).


The 2020 Proposed Budget is in your mailboxes.


Advance Notice:  A Congregational Meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, at 7:00 PM.  Absentee ballots are available from Stephan Hilbelink, Council Clerk.





November is North Street’s month to supply a hot meal and snacks for ‘The Bridge’ Youth Ministry‘The Bridge’ serves 60 - 75 kids every Tuesday.  We are being asked to supply a hot/main entrée and snacks.  Food needs to be at ‘The Bridge’ by 1:00 PM on Tuesdays.  A sign-up sheet with food suggestions is at the ‘Sign-Up Station’ in the Narthex.

They could also use donations of disposable plates, bowls, cups, and spoons at any time.


North Street Seniors will be having our Christmas Lunch on Thursday, December 5, at 11:45 AM at Rainbow Grill (32nd Street, Hudsonville).  You will be ordering from their menu; an Ice Cream Sundae will be our dessert.  Please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex if you plan to attend.  Love to have you join us!


A Church Christmas Potluck Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 8, at 12 noon.  Families of 3 or more are asked to bring a Hot AND Cold Dish; Families of 2 or less are asked to bring a Hot OR Cold Dish (one may be a dessert).  Tableware will be provided.


Ladies:  Save The Date – Thursday evening, December 12, for Christmas Dessert in ‘The Grove’.  Check your mailboxes for your invitation and let’s enjoy some holiday cheer together!


Burgundy Sanctuary Chairs:  If anyone has any interest in the old burgundy Sanctuary chairs, please see Ryan Boerman.