Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
Refurbished Sanctuary is Open!
We are grateful to God for blessing us with the fresh beauty and improved function of a refurbished sanctuary to gather to worship Him and to lift up the name of Jesus above every other name for another generation.  While a few details still need to be completed, we are so excited to welcome you back to worship in the sanctuary and worship in the ARK (with tables again) this Sunday.
Thank you to all the volunteers and to our staff for leading and serving us throughout the remodeling and renovation and making it possible for us to worship in the ARK and the Fellowship Room during the past 4 months.  Special thanks to Craig Cunningham, Jay Miedema, and Tom Wychers who have led and stewarded this project over the past 5 years.
This Sunday we continue our series on the Four Essentials of Church Renewal – Abiding, Vision, Leadership, and Health.  Part 2 of 2 on Vision will help us see the church through the lenses of Grace, Transformation, and Resurrection.  Matthew 28:1-10 and 16-20 will shape us.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we will hear a ministry update from our Selah Empowers ministry through whom God is caring and supporting those who have experienced the painful brokenness of violence and abuse.

Note 1:
We are planning on our rededication of the sanctuary and church-wide lunch on Sunday, October 30.

Note 2: 
Our Church-wide Bible Engagement 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 3: Looking ahead to October 30 – at our 5:00 PM worship gathering entitled, “For All the Saints”, there will be an opportunity to light a candle and share a word in honor and memory of a loved one or family member who is no longer with us.  Our Scripture will be Hebrews 11-12, remembering the ancient saints and those of our generation.

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
As we gather for worship, prayer, the study of God’s Word, and Christian fellowship, Romans chapter 10 will be our focus as we continue our series on Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome.  “Unbelief and Simple Faith” is the message that we will explore as we examine both the unbelief and belief of God’s ancient people and consider how things are the same and different today.

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, October 16
9:30 – LEADERSHIP Part 1 of 2: Nehemiah 2:17-18, Missionary Partner Ruth Veltkamp Ministry Update and Interview, Finding God Outdoors Student Edition Part 4 of 4,
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, 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 – “For All the Saints”, Hebrews 11-12, Honoring and Remembering our Loved Ones

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