Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
Four Essentials of Church Renewal
Our sermon series continues on the Four Essentials of Renewal: Abiding-Vision-Leadership-Health.  This Sunday is part 1 of 2 on “Vision” and we will learn from the Apostles Paul’s vision of Jesus recorded in Acts 26.  This series is in sync with Heritage’s participation in the Church Renewal Lab along with 9 other churches which started on Saturday, September 17.  The message this Sunday will be “Never See the Same Again.”
The Operation Christmas Child giving opportunity will be introduced by Shari Murdock.
We will welcome New Members, Jim and Jen Tenbrink, and their children Isaac, Jonah, and Johanna to Heritage!

Note 1:
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: 
Our church-wide Bible reading plan started on September 18 with the Book of Acts as part of our participation in the Church Renewal Lab.  Click HERE to get the plan and jump into the readings today!

Note 3Church Cleaning Day in preparation for our return to worship in the sanctuary will be Saturday morning, October 1.

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 Sunday Evening Worship
Our series on Paul’s Letter to the Romans will continue this Sunday.  Romans is sometimes called the “Fifth Gospel” because it tells the story of Jesus through principles instead of pictorially like in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  We will explore Romans 9 which raises some difficult questions including, “Is God Fair?”

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, October 2 – Sanctuary Renewal – Worship in the ARK /Fellowship Room
9:30 – Former Pastor Jim Boer (50th Anniversary Celebration Conclusion), Lord’s Supper Celebration- Worldwide Communion Sunday, Introduction of Church Renewal Team
5:00 – Seminary Graduate Brad Diekema

Sunday, October 9 – 1st Week back in Sanctuary and ARK
9:30 – VISION Part 2 of 2: 2 Corinthians 11:16-29, Finding God Outdoors Student Edition, Part 3, Selah Empowes Ministry Update – Domestic Violence Awareness Month
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, Romans 10, Simple Faith

Sunday, October 16
9:30 – LEADERSHIP Part 1 of 2: Nehemiah 2:17-18, Missionary Partner Ruth Veltkamp Ministry Update and Interview
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, Romans 11, The Mystery of Israel and the Church

Sunday, October 23
9:30 – LEADERSHIP Part 2 of 2: Romans 1:16-17, Finding God Outdoors Student Edition Part 4, Sacrament of Baptism for Noah Meekhof administered by former pastor Bob Bolt.
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, Romans 12, The Practical Ethic of the Gospel

Sunday, October 30
9:30 – Dedication of Refurbished Church Sanctuary and Church Wide Lunch Celebration!
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel, Romans 13, The Practical Ethic of the Gospel Continued

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