Canceled – 11:00 PM Saturday Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
With disappointment, we inform you that our Christmas Eve Candlelight service is canceled due to the weather. We are ready and all things are beautifully arranged by our incredible volunteers. Our musicians have rehearsed and will be ready Sunday morning if we are able to gather.
If you would like to keep your Christmas Eve worship at 11:00 pm tradition uninterrupted, we have included the link to last year’s Christmas Eve service below for your convenience.
9:30 AM – Sunday Morning Christmas Day Worship
This Sunday we are scheduled to gather for worship at 9:30 AM – combined in the sanctuary. If we do, most of our worship elements from our canceled Christmas Eve service will be included on Sunday morning. If we can not gather on Sunday due to the weather, we will change our plans for January 1 and make that Sunday morning a Christmas celebration with a different set of worship elements. Take some time to reflect on Gospel accounts of the Christmas story in Matthew 1, Luke 1-2, and John 1 and give thanks to God for the indestructible hope that came into the world and our hearts through Jesus.
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.
Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1 are Family Days – there are no evening worship gatherings scheduled.
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.
Upcoming Worship Gatherings
Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
9:30 – Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe – Combined in Sanctuary
5:00 – Family Day
Sunday, January 8
9:30 – Generosity, John 3:16, Matthew 18:21-35, Begin Church-wide Bible reading of Ephesians/Colossians
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel Chapter 12:3-8 Sober in Self Assessment (OT ex. Moses)
Sunday, January 15
9:30 – Pastor Dan Mouw, Lord’s Supper (Pastor Bob at the installation of the new pastor at Second CRC)
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel Chapter 12:9-13, Serving (OT ex. David/Jonathon)
Sunday, January 22
9:30 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel Chapter 12:14-21, Supernaturally responding to evil, (OT ex. Joseph)
9:30 – Pastor Dan Mouw, Church Wide Potluck (Pastor Bob at 75th anniversary of his former congregation)
5:00 – Romans: The Fifth Gospel Chapter 13
Sunday Morning Worship Both In-Person & Online
BOTH/AND – Sunday morning worship will be BOTH In-Person at Heritage AND Online on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and on our church website at heritagecrc.net.
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
Go to https://www.facebook.com/HeritageChristianReformedChurch/ or click HERE
Here is the link to our channel. If you subscribe, you get notifications when a new video is uploaded. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIw8SbBAegY_J6LeOcZGOMw
Sunday Morning Worship is also available on our church website www.heritagecrc.net 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