Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Sunday, October 14

This Sunday, at 9:30 AM, our E100 series takes us to my favorite passage in the Bible – Exodus 33:15-17.  Find out what sets you apart from all the other people on the face of the earth.

Young Life Capernaum – a ministry to high school/college age students with special needs – has been meeting at Heritage every other Monday night since the beginning of September.   Sara (who spent her high school years at Heritage) and Josie will help us celebrate what God is doing through Young Life Capernaum.

God has gathered a small group of parents, grandparents, and therapists who are seeking to encourage and equip Heritage to continue to become a community where people with disabilities can flourish.  They are in the process of naming their team and defining their goals and objectives.

At 5:00 PM, we will gather to lift up our hearts to God in worship.  The Commandment Countdown will bring us to Commandment No. 5 – Honor Your Father and Mother.  We will hear the call to Love God’s Authority.


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.

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

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.

Every Sunday is the opportunity to Practice Hospitality
(Romans 12:13).  Be on the lookout for worship guests or anyone who needs a friendly greeting! 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.

Upcoming Worship Gatherings:
October 21
9:30 – Mission Emphasis: Pastor Alan Pontereli-Southwest Community Church, Guatemala 2019 Intro
5:00 – Mission Emphasis: Benton Harbor Update, Dave Kool – Showing Mercy, Local Opportunities for mission and outreach.

October 28
9:30 – E100-The Judges, Ministry Celebration: Safehaven Ministries
5:00 – Love God’s Holiness: Commandment Countdown: No. 3: Honor God’s Name

November 4
9:30 – E100-The Rise of Israel, Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
5:00 – Love God’s Uniqueness and Love God Above All: Commandment Countdown No. 2, No Idols  No. 1 No other gods.

November 11
9:30 – E100-The Fall of Israel
5:00 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – Sights/Sounds/Prayers from Around the World
6:15 – Young Couples, Fun 4 Kids

November 18
9:30 – E100 – Psalms and Proverbs
5:00 – Seminary Intern Matt Spoelstra

Thursday, November 22 -Thanksgiving Day – Combined in the Sanctuary

December 2 – Advent
9:30 – The Christmas Dilemma: Joseph – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
5:00 – Worship in the Barn

December 9 – Advent
9:30 – The Christmas Dilemma: Mary
5:00 – Live Nativity

December 16 – Advent
9:30 – The Christmas Dilemma: Shepherds
5:00 – Sunday School Christmas Program

December 23 – Advent
9:30 – The Christmas Dilemma: Wisemen
9:30 – No Evening Worship Service

December 24 – Christmas Eve
11:00PM – Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

December 30
9:30 – Pastor Bob Bolt
5:00 – Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe, Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

January 6
9:30 – E100- The Living Word
5:00 – Prayers for the New Year