Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
“Hurts and Hallelujahs”, Psalms 13, 77
This is week three of our summer of Worship in the ARK while sanctuary renovations move ahead.  Our new series, SummerSongs, continues this Sunday.  SummerSongs will focus our hearts on the Bible’s book of prayer and song: The Psalms.  This Sunday we tune our hearts to the truths of Psalm 13.  This is a psalm of lament and begins with the question, “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?”  If this is how the Psalm begins, how will it end?  What is in between?
Join us to discover in the Psalms: “honest expressions of faith, hope, and trust, but also deep outpourings of despair, anger, and grief” (Joan Stott).

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 is a “Family Day”.  There will be no evening worship gathering.

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.  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.

Online Giving: Click Here  or

Upcoming Worship Gatherings

Sunday, July 10 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK 
9:30 – Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe
5:00 – Pastor Dan Mouw

Sunday, July 17 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK 
9:30 – SummerSong – The Psalms
Hurts and Hallelujahs: Song of Suffering, Psalm 22
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, “Dying and Rising”, Romans 6

Sunday, July 24 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK 
9:30 – Pastor Dan Mouw (Pastor Bob and Lisa on vacation)
5:00 – Missionary Partners Steve and Frankie Wunderink

Saturday, July 30 – Byron Days Parade Float and 2 Movies at Heritage

Sunday, July 31
8:45-9:30 – Bigby Coffee and Donuts in Bicentennial Park
9:30 – Byron Days Community Worship at Bicentennial Park

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, Bill Selles
Buista—Diekema                   Bruce Dykstra, Zach Blacquire
Diekemaa—Groenewold       Harry Myers, Andy Helmhodlt
Groenewolda—J                    Dave Haagsma, Ben Quist
K– Meekhof                           Jon Diekema, Tyler Dreyer
Meel—O                                Cal Buquet, Brad Diekema
P—Slager                              Tim Licatesi, Tim Terborg
Slagera—VanderH                Paul Burgess, Nick Meekhof
VanderI—Z                            Tom Tiemeyer, Jeremy Thull

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