Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

Kickoff Sunday Moved Indoors
Due to the weather forecast, we will be gathering indoors tomorrow for worship in the ARK and the Fellowship Room.
We will meet at the previously scheduled times of 9:30 for coffee and donuts and 10:00 for worship.
9:30/10:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship
New Season Kickoff Sunday!
Our new season starts with Kickoff Sunday.  Weather permitting, we are planning on an outdoor service on the front lawn.
(However, the forecast is for 90% chance of rain at the moment – we will make a decision on Saturday morning and let you know if we are moving indoors or not).
Regardless of the weather, we will meet at 9:30 AM for coffee and donuts and at 10:00 AM for worship on the front lawn or in the ARK and Fellowship Room.
We are starting a new sermon series on the Four Essentials of Renewal: Abiding-Vision-Leadership-Health.  This Sunday is the first of a two-part series on “Abiding” and we will learn from Jesus’ words in John 15.  This series is in sync with Heritage’s participation in the Church Renewal Lab along with 7 other churches starting on Saturday, September 17!  More to come on the Renewal Lab this Sunday morning.

Note 1:
There will not be a “kickoff” lunch this Sunday.
Currently, we are planning on our first Sunday back in the Sanctuary for October 9.
and we are planning on our rededication of the sanctuary and church-wide lunch on October 30.

Note 2: 
We are planning on a church wide Bible reading plan starting on September 19 with the Book of Acts as part of our participation in the Church Renewal Lab.

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.

5:00 PM
No evening worship this Sunday.

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

Summer Worship in the ARK and Fellowship Room
Our Sanctuary Renewal Project began on Monday, June 13.  We will worship in the ARK from Sunday, June 19 til the middle/end of September.
Due to a few supply chain challenges, we expect to return to worship in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 9.
Additional worship space (and coffee) is now available in the Fellowship Room.

Upcoming Worship Gatherings

Sunday, September 18 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK /Fellowship Room
9:30 – ABIDING: Praying like Jesus, John 17
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, Romans 8, God’s Holy Spirit

Sunday, September 25 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK /Fellowship Room
9:30 – VISION: God’s Preferred Future, Acts 26:19
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, Romans 9, God’s Election of Israel

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