Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship

How are Christmas (celebrating the birth of Jesus) and the Fourth of July (celebrating the birth of a nation) the same and different?
While we still grieve not being able to gather on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, we look forward with eager anticipation to this Sunday as we gather to worship our great God and give Him thanks for the gift of His Son, our Savior, JESUS!  We will remember the Christmas story from Scripture and recognize that Jesus came to save and rescue us from our sins, and to reveal the way to the Father.  The good news from Matthew 1 and Luke 2 will guide us along the way as we “Uncover the Christ of Christmas”.

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.

January 1 is a  Family Day – no evening worship gathering.

Year End Gifts
Thank you for considering your local church in your year-end giving.
You can give online today or checks can be mailed to Heritage CRC, 3089 84th Street, Byron Center, MI   49315.  Checks must be postmarked by December 31 for 2022 tax credit.
Online Giving: Click Here  or

Upcoming Worship Gatherings

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)

January 29
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 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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Here is the link to our channel. If you subscribe, you get notifications when a new video is uploaded.

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