North Street
Christian Reformed Church

deeply rooted • ever growing • bearing fruit



May 23, 2021


Morning Worship Service

9:30 AM

(Services available on website


Message by Rev. Shaun Furniss

“The Promise, Power, And Presence

Of The Holy Spirit”

John 14:15-27


Evening Worship Service

5:30 PM


Message by Rev. Lloyd Hemstreet

“Ultimate Questions:

More Than Monkeys?”

Genesis 1:24-31





Accompanists: AM     Sue Lucas

                          PM     Sue Lucas, Kristi Boerman

Praise Team:    AM     Vocalists:   Natalie DuBois, Blaire Ensing, Sarah Kass, Megan VanDussen

                                      Vocalist & Guitar:  Miles Hilbelink    Guitar: Calvin Hilbelink  Cajone:  Mitch Boerman

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     Brian Mast

Nursery:                     Heidi Bostrom, Tyler Bostrom

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

                                           PM     Matt VanderPloeg, Sheryl VandenHeuvel, Larry Redder

Children’s Worship Helpers: 




Accompanists: AM     Sue Arendsen

                          PM     Sue Arendsen

Ushers:            AM & PM The Grove:   Dan DeJonge

                         AM & PM Sanctuary:     Mitchell Boerman (East), John Bos (Center), Andrew Boerman (West)

Rover:             AM     Mark DuBois                                 PM     Tim Schutt

Nursery:                     Lisa Poortvliet, Natalie DuBois

Audio/Visual Operators:  AM   Jerry Redder, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg

                                           PM   Martin Bostrom, Ron Oskam, Matt VanderPloeg

Children’s Worship Helpers: 



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North Street Christian Reformed Church

Rev. Shaun Furniss, Pastor

May 23, 2021


Sunday – May 23

Pentecost Sunday & Graduate Recognition

9:30 AM    Morning Worship Service

5:30 PM    Evening Worship Service

                   Children’s Worship meets – Rm.#1


6:45 PM    High School Youth Group Meeting


Monday, May 24

7:00 PM    Elders/Deacons Meetings


Tuesday – May 18

6:30 AM    Elder Prayer Time

3:45 PM    Worship Planning Meeting





May 30   Rev. Ron Meyer – AM & PM

June 1    Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

June 3    CCM Bible Study

June 5    90th Birthday Open House-Connie DeHaan





Congratulations to our High School Graduates who will be honored during our Morning Worship Service:

      Natalie DuBois is graduating from Holland Christian High School and plans to attend Calvin University for speech pathology.

      Blaire Ensing is graduating from Holland Christian High School and plans to attend Calvin University for pre-physical therapy.

      Miles Hilbelink is graduating from Holland Christian High School and plans to attend Harmel Academy of The Trades (on the campus of Kuyper College) to become an electrician.

        Sarah Kass is graduating from Holland Christian High School and plans to attend Michigan Technological University for pharmaceutical chemistry.

        Megan VanDussen graduated from Abeka Academy and is working full-time as a dental assistant.


You can read more about each of the graduates in the May issue of ‘The Reflections’.





Miles Hilbelink (son of Stephan & Danielle):  Please be in prayer for Miles as he tore his ACL and meniscus a week ago and now requires surgery - scheduled for June 4.  We pray that his surgery will be successful in relieving his pain.


Council Member of Focus:

Elder Allyn Arendsen






Brent & Val Leegwater and Family:  Please be in prayer for the Leegwater family after the death of Brent’s father, Nick, who went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, May 14.  We pray for comfort for the family in this time.


Dan & Beth DeJonge would like to say “Thank You to all the saints at North Street for your many prayers, cards, and words of encouragement during our illness.  Please keep Dan in continued prayer that his blood clots will dissolve and that he will be able to wean off his portable oxygen.  Job 4:18 – ‘For he wounds, but He binds up, He shatters, but His hands heal.’  We appreciate each of you.  We serve a great and merciful God and deliverer.”


Marie Sall would like to say “Thank You, North Street Family, for your thoughtfulness – calls, cards, and especially your prayers following my recent surgery.  It is truly a blessing to be part of the family of God.”





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





Jennie VanderWoude lives at Holland Home/Raybrook Manor in Grand Rapids.


Helen VanZanten lives in her home in Zeeland.






Shirley Nagelkirk

89 on May 24






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!


Pop Can Donations:  The Youth Group has ended the Pop Can Collection Drive and would like to “Thank the Congregation for all of your pop can donations.”


Joe & Karly Steenholdt are making plans to return to West Michigan in June.  Since they are flying back this time, they are looking to borrow a car seat for their daughter Ayla (3 years old).  If anyone has a car seat the Steenholdts could borrow for the months of June & July, please call Karly (1.616.901.2896).





The Calvinist Cadet Corps 18th Annual Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 5, at Gun Lake State Park.  Check the flyer in the Narthex for more information or go to





Offering Schedule:

May 23: AM   One Way Ministries

               PM   Parkview Home


May 30: AM   Harvest Stand Ministries


               PM   Mission India



Pastor Shaun will be on vacation this upcoming week (Monday, May 24-Monday, May 31), and will be preaching at the CR Conference Grounds on Sunday, May 30.  If there are any pastoral needs, please contact your District Elder (list is found at the Welcome Center).  If there are any prayer line updates, please email our Church Secretary, Sharon DuBois (


From The Deacons:  North Street has been blessed with another supply of over-the-counter medicine.  Items will be available at the kitchen serving window facing ‘The Grove’ following the worship services.  Adults may come and help yourselves to whatever items you can use.


The Financial Review Committee has completed a review of the 2020 financial records of the church and has found them to be in excellent order.  The 2020 Financial Statement is available at the Information Center.


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

      Deacons:     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.