Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
Hurt, Hope, and Healing
This Sunday we open God’s word to Lamentations 3 and look closely at how hope and hurt co-exist in life and the Scriptures.  Larry Schout, a friend of Pastor Bob, will share his testimony of God’s grace and mercy during the past 2 years during a season of multiple losses and grief that include the death of Larry’s wife, son, and mother.

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
Paul’s Letter to the Romans: The Fifth Gospel
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). We will look to the life of Daniel in the Old Testament (Daniel 1) as an illustration of the truth of Romans 12:2.

Thanksgiving Day Worship
Ebenezer Stone Testimonies
8:00-9:30 – Continental Breakfast
9:30 – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, Ebenezer Stone Testimonies

On Thanksgiving Day, we will gather for worship at 9:30 AM.
There will be time to share “Ebenezer Stone” words of thanksgiving for God’s provision and faithfulness to us during the past year.  The Ebenezer part of the thankfulness is based on the Scripture verse from I Samuel 7:12 where it reads, Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying,
“Thus far the Lord has helped us.”

Would you consider offering a word of thanks to God during our worship service?

Testimonies of thanks can be as short as 20 seconds and as long as a couple of minutes.  I realize that “public speaking” is not for everyone.  There is absolutely no obligation to participate.  However, if God prompts you, I am confident that our community will be blessed to hear your testimony of God’s faithfulness thus far.

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

Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day Worship
8:00-9:30 – Continental Breakfast
9:30 – Ebenezer Stone Testimonies and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Sunday, November 27
9:30 – Advent 1: A Weary World Rejoices Part 1 of 4, Matthew 13:18-23
5:00 – Pastor Dan Mouw

Sunday, December 4
9:30 – Advent 2 – A Weary World Rejoices Part 2 of 4, Luke 1:30-33, Matt 6:25-27
5:00 – Advent Worship in the ARK

Sunday, December 11
9:30 – Advent 3 – A Weary World Rejoices Part 3 of 4, Matthew 11:28, Mark 6:30-31
Christmas songs from our Sunday School Students
5:30 and 6:00 – Live Nativity

Sunday, December 18
9:30 – Advent 4 – A Weary World Rejoices Part 4 of 4, Isaiah 9:6, John 14:27, TSO prelude
5:00 – Advent Worship

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
11:00 PM – Candlelight Worship

Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
9:30 – Christmas Day Worship – Combined in Sanctuary
5:00 – Family Day

Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
9:30 – Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe – Combined in Sanctuary
5:00 – Family Day

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