Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 AM
Call Him Jesus!”.  That is the main idea from our Scripture lesson this Sunday!  Pastor Bob Bolt will open God’s word with us from Luke 1:26-33.  Some of our students will help us start the season of Advent and expectation as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth and God’s great love for the world.
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.

Sunday Night CONNECT at 5:00 PM
This Sunday, Matthew Sun, our seminary intern, will preach his first sermon.  He will open God’s word from John Chapter 20 on the theme of “Empowered by His Peace”.

Thank You for your Gifts, Tithes, and Offerings

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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 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, December 6
AM – Advent 2 – He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Isaiah 9:6
PM – Sunday Night Connect – Christmas Worship Gathering with the TerHaar Sisters

Sunday, December 13
AM – Advent 3 – He will be called Mighty God, Isaiah 9:6
PM – Sunday Night Connect – Christmas Meditation by former Heritage pastor, Jim Zinger

Sunday, December 20
AM – Advent 4 – He will be called Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6
PM – Sunday Night Connect – Christmas Worship Gathering with Awaking Students

Thursday/Friday, Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, December 24/25 (Online Only)
Gather with family and friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World – Jesus – The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).  Join us in praying that this Christmas Worship can reach many close to home and far away with the good news of Jesus.  Get ready to worship our great God with a beautiful retelling of the Christmas story through Scripture and Song.  Our worship teams are preparing something extra special to bring joy to your heart and peace to your soul through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Sunday, December 27
AM – Pastor Bob Bolt, Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
PM – No Sunday Night Connect

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

November 24 Letter from the Heritage Council:
November 24, 2020
Dear Heritage Family and Friends,
Last night, the Heritage CRC Council met via Zoom and voted to extend the suspension of all in-person church activities through December 12.  The Council will gather for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 8 to reevaluate.
Please pray for God’s blessing and strength for our healthcare workers and continue to turn your hearts to Jesus as we begin to prepare to celebrate his birth.
Heritage CRC 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