North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



May 16, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Services available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“Worthy Is Your Name”

Revelation 5:1-14


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“God Speaks”

I Samuel 3:1-21





Accompanists: AM     Sue Arendsen

                          PM     Jennifer Fortosis

Ministry of Music:      AM        Stephanie Klein

Ministry of Music:      PM         Living Hope Singers – Holland Christian High School

Ushers:             AM & PM The Grove:   Joel Beezhold

                          AM & PM Sanctuary:     Jackson Busscher (East), Brian Busscher (Center),

                                                                    Greyson Busscher (West)

Rover:               AM     Zach VandenHeuvel                                PM     Larry Harmsen

Nursery:                       Laura Visser, Jasmine Vincent

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM     Jerry Redder, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman

                                           PM     Martin Bostrom, Larry Redder, Mitch Boerman

Children’s Worship Helpers: 





Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Lucas, Val Leegwater

Ushers:             AM & PM The Grove:   Nick Fortosis

                          AM & PM Sanctuary:     Keith Boerman (East), Jeff Klein (Center),

                                                                    Thijs DuBois/Todd VandenHeuvel (West)

Rover:               AM     Mike VanAst                              PM     Larry Redder

Nursery:                       Heidi Bostrom, Tyler Bostrom

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM   Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder

                                             PM   Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder



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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 – May 16

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

10:45 AM  Parent Meeting for Summer Softball

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1


6:45 PM    High School Youth Group Meeting

                  Meal provided by Ron & Nancy Oskam Family


Tuesday – May 18

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting





May 23   Graduation Sunday – AM Service

May 23   Pentecost Sunday

May 23   High School Youth Group Meeting

               Meal provided by:

May 24   Elders/Deacons Meetings





Alma DeKock lives in her condo in Zeeland.


Carolyn (Carrie) Redder lives at Resthaven Care Center (740 College Avenue Rm.#17) in Holland.






Shirley VanKlompenberg

87 on May 20





Brent & Val Leegwater Family:  Please be in prayer for the Leegwater family as Brent’s father had a fall on Tuesday and was unresponsive for a time due to low oxygen levels.  Additionally, his pulmonary fibrosis has progressed and the family is now considering if Hospice at home is the next step in his care.  Please be in prayer for wisdom, discernment, and peace in this time.


Del & Winnie Machiela:  We join with Del & Winnie in giving thanks to the Lord that recent scans have provided Del with encouraging results in his bone cancer diagnosis.  Winnie has recently received cortisone shots to address pain in her hip and knees.  We pray these would provide her with relief.


Marie Sall:  We give thanks to the Lord that Marie was able to have a successful hiatal hernia surgery this past Monday.  She was discharged on Tuesday and continues in her recovery at home.  We pray for the Lord’s continued hand of healing to be upon her.


Helen VanZanten:  Please remember Helen in your prayers as she was moved to Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Zeeland in the hopes that she will be able to gain strength to combat her debilitating and chronic backpain.  We pray this time will prove to be helpful and allow Helen to return home soon.


Council Member of Focus:

Deacon Scott Visser






The Bridge Ministries of Zeeland provides a safe environment for the youth in the Zeeland area to spend leisure time.  Volunteers and staff are there to provide counseling and mentoring.  For more information, check out the website





Living Hope Singers:  In lieu of blessing us with their actual presence in our Worship Service this Sunday Evening (because of COVID-19 restrictions), the Living Hope Singers from Holland Christian High School will be presenting 2 ministries of music via video.  They will be singing ‘Gracefully Broken’ and ‘The Lord Bless You And Keep You’.  We give thanks that Miles Hilbelink and Calvin Hilbelink have been members of the Living Hope Singers this year.  We thank the Living Hope Singers, along with their Director, Erika Blom, for blessing our congregation with their gifts.


A Parent Meeting will be held after the Morning Worship Service TODAY for Summer Softball for boys and girls ages 8-13.


Usher Schedule:  A New Usher Schedule is being developed.  If you would like your name added to, or removed from, the usher list, please contact Todd VandenHeuvel by Monday, May 17.


North Street Seniors will have their first breakfast of this season at ‘The Trestle Stop’ in Hamilton on Thursday, June 10, at 8:30 AM.  Please put your name down on the sign-up sheet that is in the Narthex.  We need to know the number of Seniors who plan on coming for breakfast that morning.  Thanks!  A special Welcome is given to those who have not attended before!  Come and join us for breakfast and a time of fellowship!




Offering Schedule:

May 16: AM   North Street CAP

               PM   One Way Ministries


May 23: AM   One Way Ministries

               PM   Parkview Home



Elder and Deacon Selections:  The following men were selected before the Morning Service on May 9, to serve as our new Elders and Deacons:

      Elders:        Dan DeJonge            Ron Lucas

                            Brian Mast


                         Keith Boerman           Mike VanDussen

                           Zach VandenHeuvel


Council Election of Officers for 2021-2022 are as follows:

        President                     Allyn Arendsen

        Vice-President           Mike Geerlings

      Clerk                            Mark DuBois

      Assistant Clerk            Brian Mast

      Treasurer                     Mike VanAst

      Assistant Treasurer    Joel Poortvliet

Deacon Officer Positions will be determined at their next meeting.





‘The Dangers Of Marijuana Use’ will be the topic of Rev. Paul Murphy, (pastor of Messiah’s Reformed Fellowship in New York City) in his presentation on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:00 PM at Cornerstone United Reformed Church (6442 – 36ths Avenue, Hudsonville).  Even as our society rushes to legalize marijuana, the evidence of its harm increases.  Pastor Murphy will explore the multiple dangers (historic, pharmacological, medical, legal, and social) inherent in marijuana use.  Also addressed will be ways to protect ourselves from this drug.  All are welcome to attend.