Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Sunday, September 23

I’ve never met anyone who likes to wait. Waiting on God is often one of the most difficult things to do. This Sunday, at 9:30 AM, we continue our new series for the fall and winter seasons – The Essential 100 Bible Reading Challenge (E100) with Genesis 12 and God’s Call to Abram. God’s makes a promise to Abraham and then Abraham has to wait…and wait…and wait.
You will also be introduced to an opportunity for generosity from Shari Murdock and The Christmas Box.
One more thing, get ready because the Kingdom Assignment returns this Sunday.

At 5:00 PM, Gary and Lois Hecksel will report on their trip halfway around the world to Nepal. They traveled with missionary Amit Karthat and his family as the Karthats answered God’s call to serve Him in Nepal.
Our evening message series continues with The Commandment Countdown: No. 6 – Love Gentleness: Do Not Murder

E100 – Take the Challenge – Start Today!
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 with whom they can travel together through the Bible and discuss their readings weekly or every other week. Think of “you + 2” as a group. 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. If you didn’t start with week one, don’t worry about catching up – start with the readings for this week.

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

October 7
9:30 – E100-Moses and the Exodus, Upward BB Update, Professions of Faith Ethan and Eva Timmer
5:00 – Seminarian Matt Spoelstra: Love God’s Rhythms: Commandment Countdown: No. 4 Remember the Sabbath, Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (World Wide Communion Sunday)

October 14
9:30 – E100-The Law and the Land, Young Life Capernaum Intro, Disability Awareness
5:00 – Love God’s Holiness: Commandment Countdown: No. 3: Honor God’s Name

October 21
9:30 – Mission Emphasis: Pastor Alan Pontereli-Southwest Community Church, Guatemala 2019 Intro
5:00 – Mission Emphasis: Kingdom Assignment Celebration

October 28
9:30 – E100-The Judges, Ministry Celebration: Safehaven Ministries
5:00 – Love God’s Uniqueness: Commandment Countdown No. 2, No Idols

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.