Weekly Announcements
August 19, 2018

Children's Ministry Construction Plan: Beginning Sunday, August 19 @ Watershed (THIS SUNDAY)-all Nursery, Preschool and K-1st grade will be moving to Lakeshore Little People's Place (LLPP) for both services and will remain there until construction is complete. 

Nursery: Parents of nursery children can go to LLPP before or during service to drop off/pick up their child.

Preschool and K-1st grade: children will be dismissed from the gym during the service and will walk with teachers and leaders over to LLPP.  Parents will pick up their children at the end of the service from LLPP.

Beginning Sunday, September 2: Celebration & Fusion nursery will move to LLPP and remain there until construction is complete.  More information to follow.

Volunteer.  Be a part of something.  Form the next generation.  Build the kingdom of God.   

GEMS Leaders: join a team of women who mentor young girls. Contact: gems@harderwyk.com

Cadet Leaders: Equip young boys to grow into men of God.  Contact: tjdiekema@gmail.com

Community Night Volunteers: set up, serve, and take down of our weekly meal.  Contact: kdk800@yahoo.com

Great Escape Day Camp has officially wrapped up for 2018.  A special thank you to Harderwyk, our campers, their families, our volunteers, and staff members!  Serving 150 campers over the course of the summer, many of them part of our 80 camper per day average, sure kept us busy!  We are so grateful to God for His guiding hand in this ministry and give Him praise!!

Please join us in welcoming Bill & Mary Lynn Lindner!  Bill & Mary Lynn will arrive in Holland the week of August 19.  Make sure to introduce yourself and say hello if you see them around campus.  There will be an Installation ceremony for Bill, during the Celebration service on Sunday, August 26, followed by a light brunch in the library.

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, Council Treasurer at david.demaagd@sbcglobal.net or Norlyn Compaan, Harderwyk Administrator at ncompaan@harderwyk.com  with questions or for an application. Please remember this important fund in your giving to Harderwyk. It is a listed fund on your giving envelopes and electronic giving options. 


A Note from the Executive Pastor

“Rarely do people discover faith outside the embedding of a concrete faith community” van der Kooi observers. This observation captures the role of Israel and the church throughout the scriptures. As Francis Schaeffer observed in his reflections on I John, the local church is where people ought to be loved into faith in Christ.

The local church as a community of faith is where the seeds of the gospel are sown, nurtured, and people are equipped to live as faithful Christ-followers who disciple others.  This calling is captured well in the French Reformed Confession that we are exploring across campus each Sunday in worship. The French Reformed Confession invites us to be a different type of community; a community of Christ-followers committed to nurturing the faith of our children and young people through a commitment to discipleship and modeling how to follow Christ.

The French Reformed Confession reads.

For us Jesus Christ came into the world:

For us he lived and showed God’s love;

For us he entered the darkness of Gethsemane and the horror of Calvary.

For us he uttered the cry, “It is finished”;

For us he rose from the dead

and ascended to heaven

and there he intercedes for us. 

All this he did for us,

though we don’t know it fully yet.

We will continue to tell the good news.

And so the promise of the gospel is fulfilled:

We love because God first loved us.

Reflect on these lines: All this he did for us, though we don’t know it fully yet. We will continue to tell the good news.  This speaks to the whole community of faith. It invites us as a community to explore together the depth and breadth of God’s love that is made known to us in Gospel.  

God has graciously blessed us with an abundance of children and young people. We have a responsibility to nurture them in the faith. Each of us must ask, “What role do I, and what role should I play in continuing to tell the good news to our children, young people, friends, neighbors and each other now and into the future?”

In His Grace,

Darwin K. Glassford
Executive Pastor


Community Night Kickoff Carnival:  Wednesday, September 12 @ 5:00 pm. 

Dinner served from 5:00-6:00

Games open from 5:30-7:30

Picnic, Popcorn, snowcones, dunk tank, inflatables, carnival games and even a car show!  We can't wait to see you there!


Be sure to mark you calendars for a fantastic, fun and FREE event!  There will be something for everyone.  Come and see what Harderwyk has to offer for your whole family.  Questions?  Call the church office, 616-399-9190


Men’s Ministry Prayer/Study Group       Russ’ Northside 

[2nd and 4th Monday of the Month 6:45 am]
Ever find the sermon troubling (in a good way)? Join us on the second and fourth Monday mornings each month at 6:45am Russ’s on the Northside to discuss the sermon, following Christ and prayer. Leader: Rev. Darwin Glassford

"Moms Matter" 

Moms Matter is a social support group for any interested mother, including perinatal (pregnant), postpartum, and post-adoption moms. We meet on Harderwyk's campus and are led by a licensed therapist from The Postpartum Support Center of Holland. Meetings occur weekly during the school year and monthly during summer months.  We would love to see you at our next meeting! For more information visit supportmom.org 


  • Sunday School Fall Kickoff:  September 9. 

  • (All kids will move up to the next class on this day.)

  • Celebration & Fusion Sunday School for kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available  at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times through the summer.   Remember, you kids will move to the next grade on September 9.  

  •  *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be               dismissed at the appropriate time.

  • Watershed Sunday School for kids  3 years old through 1st grade is available at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times through the summer.  Our full Sunday school schedule will begin in September 9.  All kids will move up to the next grade level class on this date.
  • *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be dismissed at the appropriate time. 
  • Celebration & Fusion Children's Ministry Coordinator:  
    Carrie Steenwyk (carrie@harderwyk.com)

  • Celebration & Fusion Nursery Coordinator:                                                                              Kaleigh Johnson (Kaleigh@harderwyk.com)

  • Watershed Children's Ministry Coordinator:
    Lori Baumann (lori@harderwyk.com)

  • Watershed Nursery Coordinator:                                                                                              Samantha Baumann (samantha@harderwyk.com)


This Week @ The Anchor 

Monday, August 20                       11:00 am-4:00 pm          Anchor Road Trip         

Tuesday, August 21                       12:00 pm-5:00 pm         Open Anchor

Wednesday, August 22                 12:00 pm-5:00 pm         Open Anchor

Thursday, August 23                     12:00 pm-5:00 pm          Open Anchor

Friday, August 24                           12:00 pm-3:00 pm          Beach Lunch                                      

For more information about our Student Ministries or how you can get involved, contact Nate, email or call.  399-9190


Follow Luke and Stephanie Joyce (Watersehd), and their family, while they spend the year in Honduras, where Luke is teaching at Abundant Life Christian School, and Stephanie is volunteering at the Luke Society Clinic in Gracias.

The Joyce Family: https://themostofthese.com 

Rehoboth Christian School (New Mexico): Pray for Rehoboth with the use of the prayer calendar: www.rcsnm.org/prayercalendar.cfm or learn more about Student Sponsorship at www.rcsnm.org/sponsorship.cfm


Open AmeriCorps Positions at Neighbors PlusApplicants 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@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.  

Complete Job Description and AmeriCorps Information:  Contact Yah-Hanna Jenkins-Leys at yjenkinsleys@goodsamministries.com  


  •  You can find the Set Up Instructions for Harderwyk Electronic Giving accounts hereIf you have questions, please contact the office.  616.399.9190.

  • Giving  
    Weekly Budgeted Need $31,301
    Actual Giving Last Week $26,905
    YTD Budgeted Need  $1,001650
    YTD Actual Giving $813,130
    Income - Expense -$174,986
    Operating Cash Balance $121,350



Hearing Aid Study Participants Needed - The Calvin Audiology Research Lab (CARL) located in the DeVos Communication Center is seeking both new and experienced hearing aid users to participate in hearing aid studies. Participants can purchase premium hearing aids at a reduced price. A recent hearing test is required and is available through the Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic (phone 526-7928). The Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic and research study participation are open to the public. 

Camp Roger needs YOU! - We are currently accepting applications for our fall apprenticeship program! Apprenticeships are for high school grads or college students and take place from August 27, 2018, thru May 25, 2019. Learn about camp ministry, work in our outdoor education program, develop leadership skills, and grow spiritually. For more information and to apply, go to camproger.org/employment 

The Lakeshore Pregnancy Center is in need of  golfers for their upcoming 100 hole golf Marathon Fundraiser on September 7th.  Please consider helping this much needed ministry.  Please contact Joe Pleune at 616-836-7766 for more information.

Restorative Justice and Practice in a Fragmented World Conference, 9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018; Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Dr., Palos Heights, IL.  In our world, we experience social division, mistrust, and violence. One of the best new approaches to successfully counter these maladies in classrooms, juvenile justice courtrooms, and many other settings is called restorative justice.  Trinity Christian College and Andrew Elliott Rusticus Foundation host our second conference on this faith-based perspective. We open with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s experiential keynote and close with an inspirational talk by school transformer Robert Spicer.  Between them, we have a five-person panel and eight workshops from which to choose. They feature a judge, lawyers, crime victims, police officers, educators, and expert practitioners all attempting to change attitudes and systems. 

Pastors, principals, teachers, police officers, counselors, and anyone interested in social harmony  join us!  Registration fee, with lunch, is $25 through September 8; $30 after. Full-time students are free. There is also a waiver at online registration for those unable to pay. Brochures and poster are in …. [specify location]  Register at: tccrestorativejusticeconference.eventbrite.com. For details, contact brad.breems@trnty.edu

CityFest with Luis & Andrew Palau:  a region-wide campaign focused on serving the region and proclaiming a powerful message of hope. It came about as a result of years of prayer and planning by hundreds of leaders from the faith, business, and civic communities in West Michigan and culminates in 2 days of excitement and fun at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids on September 8 and 9. Click on the LINK to learn more. 

Join us this summer as we put Life in Motion!  Join Lakeshore Pregnancy Center by participating in the LIFE IN MOTION Virtual Event!   This year we are moving to something new. Lifewalk is becoming LIFE IN MOTION.

Friends from all over can participate in the LIFE IN MOTION Virtual Event.  Simply run, walk, bike, row, swim in a race near you or be creative and map out your own personal event wherever you are! 
The idea is to go out and have fun.  You can Walk/Run/Bike/Row/Climb/Swim anywhere—at home, school, work, wherever you choose. Start your online fundraising team or as an individual and join us WITHOUT the need to attend an event on a particular date.  This exciting new concept of raising funds is not only FUN but makes raising funds simple. With today’s social media platforms everyone has a following from as little as a few friends up to many thousands.  Follow the link to Life in Motion to join God in what He is doing through Positive Options and Lakeshore Pregnancy Center.  https://www.lpcenters.com/lifeinmotion 

Calvin College Travel Health and Immunization - services are available to the community (age 13 and above). Whether you are traveling alone or with a group, you are welcome to schedule an appointment to meet all of your travel health needs. We offer a variety of travel vaccines and routine immunizations. We bill most insurances (not Medicaid, Medicare, or TriCare). Verify coverage with your insurance. To schedule an appointment, call 616-526-6187.