Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Changes Coming in September/October
Starting Sunday, September 6, our OUTDOOR in-person morning worship service will begin at 9:30 AM.  Our pre-recorded ONLINE services will continue on Sundays at 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Our Council is making plans to move indoors for worship and education at the end of September or the beginning of October.  More details to come following the September Council meeting.  Our current plan is to continue our online pre-recorded worship service through the end of the year.

Sunday Morning, August 30
BOTH/AND – This Sunday morning, weather permitting, we will gather for Sunday morning worship BOTH outdoors at Heritage AND online on Facebook and on our website at  Both services will have the same sermon/message.  We will conclude our series on “Numbering Our Days – Living a 24/6 life in a 24/7 world”.  Our Scripture text will be Hebrews 4 where God invites us to enter his rest through faith in Jesus Christ Today!

Gathering OUTDOORS for Worship at 9:00 AM
We will gather together outdoors (weather permitting) at 9:00 AM (note the earlier time for shade and temperature considerations) in song, prayer, and God’s Word.  Worship safely and socially distanced from a blanket, a lawn chair, or your vehicle.  Details about safe practices and procedures have been sent out in an earlier email.  Remember to use the WEST entrance.  Bring your Bible and a friend.  Weather-related cancellations will be posted on our website, Facebook, and emailed out by 8:00 AM.

Gathering ONLINE for Worship at 9:30 AM
We will gather online at 9:30 AM for the Facebook Premier of our worship service.  You can also access the worship services on our website at

Scroll down for information about how to connect online.

Sunday Night CONNECT at 5:00 PM
Our Sunday Night CONNECT will premier on Facebook at 5:00 PM and also be available on our website –   We will continue our series on the Gospel of John and take a close look Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John chapter 17 where Jesus prayed for those who will believe in Him “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”

Information for Connecting ONLINE

Go to or click HERE

Church Website
Sunday Morning Worship is also available on our church website –

Sermon Notes and Children’s Bulletin links are included in your Weekly Church Email and on our website.

Our worship services remain available for later viewing on both Facebook and our Website.

Sunday Worship DVD’s are available to be delivered to those who are not able to connect to Facebook or the Church Website.  Please contact the church office if you are aware of anyone who would like a weekly DVD delivered to their door.  We are currently delivering about 10 DVDs a week. (878-1992)

In Need of Prayer?
Our pastors and prayer volunteers would love to lift you up before God in prayer.
Email or text Pastor Bob Huisman with your prayer request or to request one of the pastors or prayer volunteers to contact you by phone.  We have male and female prayer volunteers who are eager to call and pray with you. ( or 616.682.7685)

District Elders and Deacons are available for pastoral care needs and concerns.

Household Last Name         Elder/ Deacon Team
A—Buist                                 Rick Jongsma, Mike Shear
Buista—Diekema                   Brent Mulder, Roger Tiller
Diekemaa—Groenewold       Tom Beier, Todd Mingerink
Groenewolda—J                    Al Groenewold, James Oosterman
K– Meekhof                           Jim Sytsma, Matt Davis
Meel—O                                Mark Kooistra, Brad Diekema
P—Slager                              Al Smith, Tim Terborg
Slagera—VanderH                Bruce Berkenpas, Ted Koster
VanderI—Z                            Tom Tiemeyer, David DeJong

Upcoming Worship Gatherings

50th Anniversary: Our anniversary celebration has been postponed until 2021.

Sunday, September 6
 – Sunday’s Values in Monday’s Workplace, Genesis 2:15, Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:19-20
PM – No Combined Services or Sunday Night Connect for Labor Day Weekend

September September 13
AM – The Essential Question -How You Can Make a Difference for God.
The Essential Community: The Church is Born, Part 1 of 10, Acts 1-2
Lord’s Supper Celebration
Missionary Update from Nepal
PM – The Gospel of John Chapter 18

September September 20
AM – The Essential Question -How You Can Make a Difference for God.
The Essential Community: The Church Begins to Grow, Part 2 of 10, Acts 3-4
Kid’s Hope Ministry Update
PM – The Gospel of John Chapter 19

September September 27
AM – The Essential Question -How You Can Make a Difference for God.
The Essential Community: The Church is Persecuted,  Part 3 of 10, Acts 5-7
Christmas Shoebox Introduction
PM – The Gospel of John Chapter 20

Pastor Bob Huisman

May God go before you to lead you and behind you to protect you,
May God go beneath you to support you and beside you to befriend you.
    Do not be afraid.
May the blessing of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and Holy Spirit
be upon you.  Amen.