Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Sunday, August 26
Sunday morning at 9:30, our worship team will consist of Heritage high school students who attended the summer Awakening worship conference at Hope College.  We will celebrate God’s good work in their hearts and the worship leadership gifts that God has given to the church through them.  Our students chose the theme for the morning: JOY!

At 5:00 PM, we will return to our Commandment Countdown series and focus on what it means to LOVE GENEROSITY: Do not Steal.

E100 – Take the Challenge Starting September 16.
The Essential one hundred stories of the Bible (50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament).  Take the challenge and you will read 5 short bible stories a week for 10 weeks in the fall and for 10 weeks in the winter (each Sunday morning’s sermon will be from one of the stories for the upcoming week).  Most people enjoy the journey more if they find a friend or two or three with whom they can travel together through the Bible and discuss their readings weekly or every other week. All you need is a Bible you already own.  Additional resource materials for families with young children, youth, and adults are available in the Fellowship Room starting this Sunday.

Every Sunday is the opportunity to Practice Hospitality.
(Romans 12:13)

During the month of August, be on the lookout for worship guests! Introduce yourself and invite them to join you for coffee/lemonade in the fellowship room (stop by the Welcome Center for a free gift if this is their first time to Heritage).  Once in the fellowship room, widen the circle and introduce your potential new friend to someone else.

NEW: Prayer and Encouragement: Volunteers are available to you following every morning worship service in both the Sanctuary and the Prayer Room.

Upcoming Worship Gatherings:
September 2
9:30 – Addressing God: Labor Day Weekend – (Combined in Sanctuary)
5:00 – Combined Worship at 2nd Byron Center CRC with 1st Cutlerville

September 9
9:30 Coffee and Donuts – 10:00-Worship
10:00 – Ministry Season Kickoff!  Outdoor worship on the front lawn.  All Church Lunch.  Into to our E100 Bible Reading Challenge Series.  Baptism of Joslyn Helmholdt.
5:00 – No Evening Service – City Fest in GR – Family Festival, Christian Artists: Toby Mac, Mandisa and Danny Gokey, Luis and Andrew Palau, Bus Transportation from Heritage Available- sign up for a ride early.

September 16
9:30 – E100 – 1 of 10, In the Beginning, Bibles for Kindergartners and 2nd graders,  Kid’s Hope, After Worship: Congregational Meeting in Sanctuary
5:00 –  Love Fidelity: Commandment Countdown: No. 7: Do Not Commit Adultery, Celebration of Lord’s Supper

September 23
9:30 – E100 – 2 of 10, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
5:00 –  Love Gentleness: Commandment Countdown: No.6: Do Not Kill,  Update from Nepal – Gary & Lois Hecksel

September 30
9:30 – E100 – The Story of Joseph, Meet our newest seminarian Andrew Entingh, and welcome back seminarian Matt Spoelstra.
5:00 – Love God’s Authority: Commandment Countdown: No. 5: Honor Your Parents

Did you know that there is a team of volunteers at Heritage who pray regularly for individuals who are not yet living in relationship with God?  If you would like your family member or friend added to their prayer list, please put their name in the lantern at the Welcome Center.