Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Changes Coming in September/October
During the month of September, our OUTDOOR in-person morning worship service begins at 9:30 AM.  Our pre-recorded ONLINE services will continue on Sundays at 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Current Reopening Plan Highlights (more details will be sent out in an additional communication).

Starting, Sunday, September 20 – Nursery, Children’s Worship and Just Betweens will be available during our 9:30 Outdoor In Person Worship.

Starting, Sunday, October 4 – our In-Person Worship will move indoors with two-morning worship services at 9:00 and 11:00 in both the Sanctuary and the ARK with safety precautions that are outlined in additional communication.  Sunday School and Catechism will be from 10:15-10:45.

Pre-recorded Morning Worship service will continue online.
Sunday Night Connect will continue Online.

This Sunday, September 13
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 kickoff the fall season with a new sermon series on the Book of Acts called Lasting Impact: When God Changes you He changes the world.
This Sunday we will focus on Acts 1-2 and the birth of the church through the Holy Spirit.  We will also celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  Please bring your own communion elements.  Prepackaged juice and wafer will be available.  Our online service will include a video update from our missionary partners in Nepal.

Gathering OUTDOORS for Worship at 9:30 AM
We will gather together outdoors (weather permitting) at 9:30 AM 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
This Sunday we will explore the Gospel of John Chapter 18 and Jesus’ arrest in the garden.  Our human story began in a garden and is transformed in a garden.

Information for Connecting ONLINE

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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.

September September 20
AM – Lasting Impact: When God changes you, He changes the world.
The Essential Community: The Church Begins to Grow, Part 2 of 10, Acts 3-4
Kid’s Hope Ministry Update, Bibles for Kindergarten & 2nd graders
PM – The Gospel of John Chapter 19

September September 27
AM – Lasting Impact: When God changes you, He changes the world.
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.