Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
“Spreading Peace Around”, James 3:13-18
Almost Ready!  We are almost ready for a summer of worship in the ARK while the sanctuary is under renovation.
By the way, our volunteers did an amazing job removing pews on Monday morning and with demolition throughout the week.  Almost all of the carpet has been removed from the sanctuary.  After 30 years, the carpet didn’t want to come out, but strip by strip it is coming out.
We are excited about what new opportunities we will discover with a change of venue for the summer.  It is likely that there will be a few glitches and the need to make adjustments along the way.  No matter what, we will gather to worship our great God, lift on high the name of Jesus our Savior, and follow the Holy Spirit who sends us out to love and serve a broken world.  This Sunday, Pastor Dan will lead us with a message from James 3, “Spreading Peace Around”.  We will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

Pastor Bob Huisman and Deacon Brad Diekema are back from our denominational gathering of Synod.  They are looking for an opportunity to provide a recap for the congregation and lead some Q/As.

Reminder: Bring a non-perishable food item for the food distribution ministry with our friends and neighbors at Byron Village.  Place it on the table in the Fellowship Room.

(This Sunday, Father’s Day, is a “Family Day” and we will not gather for evening worship).

Summer Worship in the ARK
Our Sanctuary Renewal Project began on Monday, June 13.  We will worship in the ARK from Sunday, June 19 through the end of August/beginning of September.  Our staff and volunteers are making plans for our transition.  If you would like to help us in the process, please call the church office (616.878.1992) or contact one of our staff members.

SummerSongs – Thank You!
This summer, our morning worship services will focus our hearts on the book of Psalms – our biblical songbook or prayer, praise, and lament.  The Psalms are the favorites of many Christians.  Thank you for your suggestions.  We have twice as many suggestions as Sundays in the series.  Some Sundays we will combine some of the suggestions if the Psalms are similar in focus e.g. lament, praise of our Creator, etc.  Looking forward to digging deeper with you into the Bible’s songbook for life!

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.

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Upcoming Worship Gatherings

Sunday, June 26 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK!
9:30 – SummerSong – The Psalms
Hurts and Hallelujahs: Praise the Creator, Psalms 8, 29, 136
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, “Gospel Privileges”, Romans 5

Sunday, July 3 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK continues!
9:30 – SummerSong – The Psalms
Hurts and Hallelujahs: Cry Out to God, Psalms 13, 77
5:00 – Family Day – No Evening Worship

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