Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship

We gather to worship Jesus, who saves his people from their sins.
As we worship God and pray, we will begin our Advent Series: Let There Be Light.  Our focus this Sunday will be “The Light of Hope” from Genesis 3.  We will also celebrate the promises of God in the sacrament of baptism for Isla Lou Mingerink, infant daughter of Brandon and Kallie Mingerink.

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 look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus, we gather together for a “Christingle” Worship Service: A “hands-on” intergenerational celebration from the Moravian Tradition.  The Moravians are considered by many as the “first Protestants” because they were protesting many of the same things as Martin Luther but were doing it 100 years earlier in the modern-day area of Czechoslovakia. 
The Christingle Service is a service of light and ceremony, of song and symbol.  Christingle means “Christ Light”.  The service focuses our attention on the hope and joy of Jesus that light brings to a dark world.
Bring your children and grandchildren to make their own “Christingle” and discover the story of Christmas from a fresh angle.  Learn a new way to tell the story of Jesus that you could repeat at any gathering of family or friends.

We will be gathering for worship in the ARK.

7:00 PM – Burgess Brothers Fundraising Concert
The Burgess Brothers will be in concert at Heritage on December 3 at 7:00 pm. This is a fund-raiser for the work trip to Rolling Fork Mississippi.

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:

Upcoming Worship Gatherings

December 10
9:30 AM – Advent: The Light of Peace, Sunday School Students – the ABC’s of Christmas
11:00 AM – Congregational Meeting
5:30 and 6:00 PM – Outdoor Live Nativity

December 17
9:30 AM – Advent: The Light of Joy, TSO – Trans Siberian Orchestra Music Prelude
5:00 PM – “Terhaar” Sisters Christmas Celebration

December 24
9:30 AM – Advent: The Light of Love
11:00 PM – Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, The Light of Christ

December 31
9:30 AM – Pastor Kevin VanWyhe, Combined in the Sanctuary
5:00 PM – Family Day, No Evening Worship Gathering

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—Buquet                             Jack DeGroot, Bill Selles
Burgess—Dykstra                  Kurt Meekhof, Zach Blacquire
Edema—Hartgerink                Harry Myers, Andy Helmhodlt
Haveman-Kloostra                  Dave Haagsma, Ben Quist
Knaar-Mouw                           Jon Diekema, Tyler Dreyer
Mulder-Quist                           Tim Licatesi/Chris VanderLaan
Raak-Smith                             Jay Miedema, Eric DeGroot
Smits-Vanderkooi                    Paul Burgess, Nick Meekhof
VanderLaan—Zull                    Randy VanLaar, Brandon Mingerink

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