Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Gathering ONLINE ONLY this Sunday, November 15

Keep up your Courage!”.  That is the main idea from our Scripture lesson this Sunday!

In response to the coronavirus surge and the recommendations of our local medical experts, the Heritage CRC Council decided on Tuesday evening to suspend all indoor activities through November 28.  A letter from the Council was emailed to the congregation and is available on our website, our Facebook page, and at the end of this email.

Therefore, we will gather Online Only for this Sunday Morning Worship and our Sunday Night Connect.

We will conclude our sermon series on the Book of Acts called Lasting Impact – When God Changes you He Changes the World.  We will focus on Acts 27-28 and the Apostle Paul’s journey to Rome.  The message is “Shipwrecked: Our Part/God’s Part”  from Acts 27:13-26.  We will also have an update from our Outreach Chairperson, Bill Adams on our Faith Promise Mission Ministry.

Thank You for your Gifts, Tithes, and Offerings
Online Giving: Click Here  or

Gathering ONLINE for Morning Worship at 9:30 AM
We will gather online at 9:30 AM for the Facebook Premier of our pre-recorded morning worship service.  You can also access the worship services on our website at  The services remain available for on-demand viewing.

Gathering ONLINE for Sunday Night CONNECT at 5:00 PM
This Sunday start our conclusion to the Gospel of John.  If you have never seen a Bible Project video, get ready to connect with an incredible bible study resource that is available for free for the world!  We will conclude our study of the Gospel of John in two parts starting this Sunday evening.

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 on-demand 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

Sunday, November 22
AM – Medical Missionary Partners from East Asia or  Acts 29 – The Early Church and Beyond
PM – Gospel of John Conclusion

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day Worship – Online Only
Lord’s Supper Celebration
Please send in your video with your reasons to give thanks to God in 2020 –

Sunday, November 29
AM – Advent 1 – Call Him Jesus, Luke 1:26-33 – Pastor Bob Bolt
PM – Sunday Night Connect – John 20:19-23, Empowered by His Peace, Seminary Intern Matthew Sun

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

November 11 Letter from the Heritage Council

Dear Heritage Christian Reformed Church and Friends,          November 11, 2020

Due to the rapidly increasing positive cases of COVID in our area and within our church families, last night our Council decided to suspend all indoor activities until November 29. We did not come to this decision lightly or unadvisedly.  We have been in discussion with our local physicians over the last several days and believe this is a wise decision at this time for our congregation.

This means our worship services for November 15 and 22 along with our Thanksgiving Day worship service on the 26th will not be available in person but will be available online.

All other activities such as Youth Ministries, Sunday School, Catechism, Coffee Break, GEMS, Cadets, Bible study groups, etc. will be paused as well.

Our desire as a Council and staff is to worship together in person.  We are hoping we can gather together in person for the season of Advent.

Our Council of elders and deacons will be meeting again in a few weeks to discuss the current COVID climate at that time, with a hope of worshipping together on November 29 in person.

We ask for your continued prayers for our staff, Council, and ministry leaders.  Please pray for health and healing for the many who have tested positive.  Ask God to bless our many health care workers with safety and the strength and wisdom needed to do their jobs during this surge.

This season, sometimes referred to simply as “COVID”, has lasted longer than any of us have expected.  As a Council, we want to thank you for your patience, flexibility, generosity and many prayers.

God is good.
God is faithful.
God is in control.
To Him be the glory – now and forever.

Jim Oosterman,
On behalf of the Heritage Christian Reformed Church Council
Pastor Bob Huisman
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, 
which binds them all together in perfect unity.  Colossians 3:12-14