Harderwyk News

Summer Sermon Series


Contagious Joy Reimagined

Philippians For You by Steven J Lawson

Recommended resource book

Available in the office for purchase, $10 each. 

July 21


July 22, Monday

Men's Ministry Bible Study

6:45 am, Russ' Northside

Join us for breakfast and Proverbs study with Pastor Bill.

July 21-26

Student Ministries Summer Service Week starts Sunday! 

We could still use several donations (we are feeding 180 people all week) – the detailed list is available in your bulletin or Click Here. Thank you for your continued support, and please keep us in your prayers throughout the week. 

August 4, Sunday

Mission Sunday

We will have several of our Harderwyk supported missionaries on campus for the morning, and they would love to connect with you and give updates about where they are in their ministry.  Please join us for a picnic in the shelter following the 10:30 am services.  Everyone welcome!

Christian Education Tuition Assistance Fund

Harderwyk Ministries operates a fund for those who need assistance with the costs of elementary and secondary Christian education. Please contact David DeMaagd, current fund administrator or Norlyn Compaan, Harderwyk Administrator, with questions or for an application. 

Now, Save Your Home and Holiday Items for Craft Sale 2019

Save your home and holiday items for our Craft sale in November. Summer is a time to clean out the old. Keep us in mind! Each year at our craft sale we include a second hand market. We are looking for home and holiday items. Home items include throw pillows, lamps, dishes, trinkets, candle items, chairs, small side tables, etc. Holiday items can be for any holiday throughout the year, especially Christmas. All proceeds from this sale benefit Harderwyk Missions.

Executive Pastor Piece

I enjoy shows that allow you to engage an alternative view of life and history. Shows such as The Man in High Castle, Occupied, The Emergent Series, Mad Max, etc. These types of shows thrive on the question, “What if?” The answers are rarely what one expects.

As followers of Christ, what if we wholeheartedly believed and lived the truth that God loves each of us fully and completely, “we love because he first loved us” (I John 4:19)? What if we wholeheartedly believed that there is nothing we can do to earn more of God’s love and there is nothing we can do to lessen God’s love for us? How should these truths impact our posture towards worship, service, family members and friends, and those that haven’t experienced God’s love? As followers of Christ, these are the questions we must wrestle with, confident that God’s spirit will sustain, enable and empower us to live into them through His power rather than our effort.

I invite you to pray this prayer daily with me towards this end.

"Because of what Jesus did on the cross for me and for all humanity, I am not my own, but instead, by the working of His grace, I am a deeply loved and fully-adopted Child of the Great Creator-King. Jesus has loved me first, and loved me as I am, not as I should be or could be. Jesus has also given the Holy Spirit to work in me, transforming me day-by-day into His likeness. In that way, Jesus increasingly works through me as He brings about the restoration and reconciliation of all creation. Holy Spirit, help me to believe this and increasingly see the evidence of Your work in my life, values and actions. "


Darwin K. Glassford

Executive Pastor

neighbors plus

After School Recess (ASR)

Our Wednesday after school program for our Kids Hope kids, is looking for ASR leaders for this coming school ministry year, from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. prior to the start of the Wednesday night community night programs. Responsibilities include forming relationships and engaging with our kids in games, crafts, homework, devotions and at dinner. High school student volunteers are welcome. For more information on volunteering, please email Dawn Houskamp, Kids Hope Director  or  call                  616-566-9523.

Open AmeriCorps Positions

Applicants needed for Educational Assistants at the Neighbors Plus Alternative Suspension Program, via AmeriCorps.  Positions are for assistant leadership staff in tutoring and mentoring middle school students who have been suspended from school.  

Candidates should have a heart for kids and families needing encouragement and guidance. 

Alternative Suspension Program Questions: 

email Angela or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325. 

Complete Job Description and AmeriCorps Information:  

Contact Yah-Hanna Jenkins-Leys at yjenkinsleys@goodsamministries.com

Requested Announcements

Saturday, July 20

The Browns in Concert

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr., Grand Haven, is excited to welcome The Browns in concert on Saturday, July 20.  It’s going to be a fantastic evening with this family as they deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song!  Please join us in giving them a warm Conference Grounds welcome! The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure and come early and enjoy delicious Baked Chicken dinner.  it will be served in the Sunshine Room from 5-6:30 pm.   

Pray for Inspire 2019

Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for openness to God's leading in all sessions. Pray that all who attend Inspire 2019 will hear his voice in their lives, and that presenters will listen and obey as they prepare and lead sessions. Pray that God will keep out all distractions, tension, fear, 

and other things that keep us from hearing his voice.

World Renew Career Opportunities

If you are passionate about World Renew’s work and advancing His kingdom, check out these career opportunities with World Renew. Details and links to apply can be found at worldrenew.net/careers. Opportunities include Chief Advancement Officer based in Grand Rapids, MI; Director of Donor Relations, USA, based in Grand Rapids, MI; Gender Specialist based in Burlington, ON; Digital Marketing Associate, based in Grand Rapids, MI; Grant Writer, based in Burlington, ON; Data Software Analyst.

World Renew Disaster Response Services needs your help!

Do you have experience with tools and vehicle maintenance? Do you want to help disaster survivors but would like to stay close to home? World Renew Disaster Response Services is looking for volunteers to work in the warehouse in Byron Center. We need help with organizing the shop, tool repair, vehicle maintenance. To learn more contact Jeff Greenway at jgreenway@worldrenew.net or 616-965-2355.