Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
Welcome back Pastor Bob and Carol Bolt!  Heritage’s recently retired Pastor of Congregational Life (June 2021), Pastor Bob Bolt, will lead us in worship on Sunday morning with a message from Ruth chapter 1, “Try a Little Kindness”.
Jordyn, Jaelyn, and Joslyn Helmholdt will be our music ministry.
Michael Wozniak, director of Byron Community Ministries, will share a ministry update and ministry opportunities from “Byron Cares”.  Griefshare classes begin on February 23.  Sign up and/or invite a friend to find strength and hope for the road ahead.  

11:00 AM Super Snacks and Signature Stories
Sundays, Feb 13, 20 and 27 from 11:00-11:45.
Are you interested in helping our community grow stronger in authentic relationships?

If you are willing to share a 5-minute story from your life of how God used a person or event to shape you into the person you are today, Super Snacks and Signature Stories is for you.  Each week you will get to hear the stories of two other people.  This group will break up into triads (three people) and each one will share a signature story from his/her life.  Each person gets 5 minutes to share and 5 minutes to discuss with your triad.  Everyone gets super snacks!  If you come all three weeks, you will get to hear 6 signature stories from our community.  Contact Pastor Bob Huisman with any questions at 616.682.7865 or

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5:00 PM – Sunday Evening Worship
Forgiveness or Unforgiveness.  Do you struggle with one, both, or neither?
As we continue our series, “Just Start Praying“, we will examine the Lord’s Prayer and the petition, “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”.  Matthew chapter 18 will guide our thoughts and reflections together.  

Thank You for your Gifts, Tithes, and Offerings
Thank you for your generosity to Christ’s Church.  We encourage you to prioritize your local church in your giving because the local church is the bride of Christ, and Jesus is the hope of the world.  We excel in the grace of giving when we honor God with our time, our treasures, and our talents.

Online Giving: Click Here  or

Upcoming Worship Gatherings

Sunday, February 20
9:30 – Belonging 6, The Way of Love, I Corinthians 13:1-13, Lord’s Supper, Awakening Worship Conference Update
5:00 – Pastor Dan Mouw – Just Start Praying, “Lead us not into Temptation”

Sunday, February 27
9:30 – GEMS Sunday
5:30 – The Return of Joy – Philippians 1

6:30- 7:00 PM – Wednesday, March 2 – Ash Wednesday

Sunday, March 6
9:30 – Lent 1 – Following Jesus – John 11:1-44, The Invitation – 30 Days to Changed Life Begins, Community Connections – Mel Trotter Ministries
11:00 – New Members Class – Discover Heritage
5:00 – Seminary Graduate Brad Diekema

Sunday, March 13
9:30 – Following Jesus, John 13:1-17, Prayer Encouragement Team Ministry Update,
11:00 – The Invitation – 30 Days to a Changed Life Discipleship Group
5:00 – The Return of Joy – Philippians 2

Sunday Morning Worship Both In-Person & Online
BOTH/AND – Sunday morning worship will be BOTH In-Person at Heritage AND Online on FacebookYouTubeVimeo, and on our church website at

Sunday Worship DVD’s are available to be delivered to those who are not able to connect online.  Please contact the church office if you are aware of anyone who would like a weekly DVD delivered to their door. (878-1992)

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

We are praying for you…will you pray for us too?
Your elders and deacons pray for you often.  They ask that you also pray for them.
They love to minister with you face to face but they also welcome calls, emails, or texts with prayer requests or reasons to praise God for what He has done.

Household Last Name         Your Elder/Deacon Team
A—Buist                                 Jack DeGroot, Mike Shear
Buista—Diekema                   Brent Mulder, Roger Tiller
Diekemaa—Groenewold       Harry Myers, Andy Helmhodlt
Groenewolda—J                    Dave Haagsma, James Oosterman
K– Meekhof                           Jim Sytsma, Tyler Dreyer
Meel—O                                Cal Buquet, Brad Diekema
P—Slager                              Al Smith, Tim Terborg
Slagera—VanderH                Bruce Berkenpas, Nick Meekhof
VanderI—Z                            Tom Tiemeyer, David DeJong

Information for Connecting ONLINE

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Church Website
Sunday Morning Worship is also available on our church website via Vimeo.

Our worship services remain available for on-demand viewing on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and our church website.

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