Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship
A Weary World Rejoices: Worry
We will remember the reason for the season when we are weary of worry.
This Sunday we continue the season of Advent that calls us “to meditate on the three “comings” of Christ: his birth at Bethlehem, his coming into our lives today, and his final coming at the end of time.”  Mary’s example in Luke 1 reminds us how to live with worry and worship simultaneously.

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

Mystery in a Manger – For Kids and Adults of all Ages

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? A mystery where you don’t know the answer until the very end of the story. Or those times when you spend hours in a small room with a group of friends trying to figure out the clues to solve a game and then manage your escape.

The Christmas story can also be thought of as a mystery. The Bible gives over 300 clues about Christ’s birth, life, and death – hundreds of years before – to prove that Jesus was the Messiah. Tonight, we will gather in the ARK and we will be looking at Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled through Jesus’ birth. Each prophecy is a clue to solve the mystery of the baby lying in the manger. Each clue is God telling us that He had His hand in the story all along.

Here’s how this will work:

Each table will have a number that will tell you the clue you need to solve.

Each table has 3 boxes. The smallest box is the list of clues. The middle box is the solve box. Do not open that box until instructed to do so!  The largest box is saved for the end. You can work with your table on your table’s clue. Once you have solved your clue, you can work on the other ones listed.

Our gathering will also include the ARK Advantage, which is an extended time of fellowship over a delicious snack in the middle of our time together.  Get ready to solve the Mystery in a Manger!

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

Sunday, December 11
9:30 – Advent 3 – A Weary World Rejoices: Exhaustion 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: Depression 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