Weekly Announcements
January 14, 2018

2018 pre-printed Contribution Envelopes are still available for pick up near your worship community. 

Book Club meets Monday, January 15 at 4 pm in the Library/Lounge of the Red Brick Building.  We will discuss the book "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi.

Mission Trip opportunity: June 9-17, 2018 we will be sending a group to serve on a building project (it will likely be construction of an outdoor sports court) at Abundant Life Christian School in Yamaranguila, Honduras, with Jake and Rachel Compaan.  We have spots for 12-14 people, and the approx. cost is $1,300.  If you would be interested in joining us, please fill out an application and turn in a $200 deposit to Dee Stahl or Norlyn Compaan.  Questions?  don't hesitate to ask, we would love to chat with you! dee@harderwyk.com  or ncompaan@harderwyk.com.  

Sunday, January 21-Choir: Anyone from all services across campus are invited to participate - no commitment.  Invite your friends also. No robes or special dress. Rehearsal 8 A.M, service at 9 A.M in the Sanctuary.   Our guest soloist will be Gary Gramer, someone very familiar to all of us.  We will be doing "Amen" and "Jesus Loves Me".  Come for a truly great time of worship and praise.

GEMS, Harderwyk's Wednesday night girls program, is looking for a few more leaders or small group helpers. Women or high school girls who are interested in finding out more about this ministry, please contact Karen Champassak  (gems@harderwyk.com or 566-5502). 

GEMS would love some additional volunteers to help our girls with their Pinewood Derby cars. We can use adults to help run band saws and other tools. There are also a wide variety of additional ways to help. If you are interested, please contact Karen at   gems@harderwyk.com or 566-5502. 

Save the date!  Feed My Starving Children will host another event here at Harderwyk, March 2 and 3, 2018, with various 2-hour shifts available, something for all ages, and a great opportunity for families!   We will once again partner with Community Reformed (Zeeland) and Holland Heights CRC.  Registration will open next week.  Don’t miss this occasion to serve in this fun-filled venue, this event fills up fast!  

Two upcoming Women’s Ministry Events:

Mug and a Muffin, Saturday, February 24, 9 – 11 am., Anchor Bldg.  This is a great opportunity for women of all ages, from all three worshipping communities, to gather together (come and go as you like) for an informal time of getting to know each other.  

Soul Spa, Saturday, March 17, 9 am – 3 pm., at Harderwyk.  Back by popular demand, Jolene DeHeer will be our featured speaker.  This event will include an off-campus “mystery lunch” excursion which is sure to delight!   Registration will be required, watch for those details soon!  

In honor of MLK Day of Service, AmeriCorps members serving at the Alternative Suspension Program  (through NP) and other local non-profits are hosting a donation drive for Holland Rescue Mission's Family Hope Ministry Center. We are asking for the help of the Harderwyk  community to collect items to be included in care packages.  Donations will be accepted through February 12th. Donation drop-off is located in either the Anchor or Narthex cubbies. Donations needed include: 

 -Baby wipes -Personal hygiene products -New socks and underwear                         Womens Flip Flops -Washclothes -2-yards of fleece (for blankets)


A Note from the Executive Pastor

Are there two or three passages in Scripture that have revolutionized your Christ-following? What are those passages and how did they inform your Christ-following? These are the passages that one ruminates on, and over time develops a love-hate relationship with them. You become fascinated and intrigued by them, and overwhelmed by their implications. 

Philippians 2:12-13 is one of those passages for me. Drawing on the previous eleven verses on Christ’s humility, Paul writes: Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and act according to his good purpose.” A paraphrase might read, continue to work out the implications of your salvation with fear and trembling…. 

Working out the implications of one’s salvation is challenging because it impacts every area of life. I am feeling the weight of that challenge as I work through Andrew Root’s Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science. Working out the implications of one’s salvation is meant to be done in community. It is only in community where one must listen to the ideas of others, interact respectfully with those ideas, and be encouraged and corrected. Harderwyk Ministries many ministries or “mini-communities” exist not only for the proclamation of the gospel, but also to disciple Christ-followers by helping them work out the implications of their salvation. 

Harderwyk Ministries is a place where people can wrestle with their faith and its implications for their lives. We should all be thankful for the space we’ve created that allows for this wrestling. We should all be thankful for the hours people contribute to help others wrestle with their faith and its implications.  We should also all be thankful for those who financially support this ministry that makes wrestling with one’s faith and implications possible. We should all continually be thankful for spirit of hospitality that pervades the campus that welcomes others to wrestle with their faith and its implications. As we begin this new year, may we strive to reach the lakeshore and beyond through forming disciples and equipping leaders that continually strive to work out the implications of their salvation. 

Grace and Peace, 

Darwin K. Glassford 

Executive Pastor


Community Night Schedule:                                                                                                        Dinner 5:15-6:15 pm     Children/Youth Classes   6:15-7:45 pm      Adult Classes  6:15-7:30 pm

 Menu: January 17 -  Beef & Chicken Fajitas provided by Mision Rey De Reyes


Face to Face with the Holy God: A study on Isaiah, by Kay Arthur                                                  Monday mornings, 9:00 – 10:30 am.  January 8-April 16.

This 14-week inductive study of the book of Isaiah enables readers to  observe and interpret the prophet’s message and apply it to their own lives. The brief daily exercises provide the tools readers need to mark key words, list important  insights, interrogate the text, and   discover life answers for themselves. Experienced Bible students and beginners alike will enjoy discovering how they, like Isaiah, can stand strong in the face of attack, persevere in a faithful walk with God, and claim the tremendous promises He has provided. 

Sign up on-line.  For more information, contact either Kristine Kane, (hurrikanes@charter.net) , or Brooke VanTil, (btvantil@gmail.com)

All Things New: a study on 2nd Corinthians, by Kelly Minter                                                          Wednesday evenings, 6:15 – 7:45 pm. January 10-March 7.

Over eight sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2nd Corinthians, exploring

¨ the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay,

¨ meeting Christ through a pressing thorn,

¨ opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and

¨ what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant.

Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus, the old has gone, the new has come.

 Sign up on-line.   For more information, contact Pastor Mary, (maryd@harderwyk.com).

The Quest, by Beth Moore                                                                                                  Wednesday evenings, 6:15 – 7:45 pm.  March 14-May 2

During this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best.

¨ Learn to pray, promoting intimacy with God.

¨ Explore questions & responses from the Bible.

¨ Track your quest, journaling along the way.

   Learn to read and respond to Scripture.

Sign up on-line.   For more information, contact Pastor Mary, (maryd@harderwyk.com).

 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


  • Sunday School for all kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available to all three worship communities and at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times.  Come join the fun!                     *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)

  Parent Note: January 14


This Week @ The Anchor

Monday, January 15                     6:30-8:00 pm       High Tide

Tuesday, January 16                      3:00-8:00 pm       Open Anchor

Wednesday, January 17              6:15-7:45 pm        Undertow

Thursday, January 18                   3:00-8:00 pm       Open Anchor


The Dominican Republic team will be gone from January 13-20 serving in Batey Fao. Please cover them in prayers for safety, health, and the strength to do the work that God puts before them. Team members: John & Kelsey Faber (W), Tom Tinholt (F), Max Gerrits (F), Vanessa Stojanovski (F), Taylor Brock, Don & Nicole Strabbing (W), Ross & Kristen Arendsen, Dee & Brittany Stahl (W).

Mika’s Lunch Annual Fling at the Park Theater is Friday, February 16 from 7-11 pm.  A night full of fun all benefitting Mika’s Lunch and feeding the children of the Dominican Republic.  Come join the fun. 

Harderwyk currently has several people who are abroad doing short term missions or intense Bible studying for this year.  You can follow their adventures or stay in touch at: 

Bekah Monroe: http://rebekahmonroe.theworldrace.org 

The Joyce Family: https://themostofthese.com 

Aubrey MacDonald: Facebook-Aubrey MacDonald OR international mail

Aubrey MacDonald: SBS


PO Box 5633


Maroonchydore BC


QLD 4558




Save the Date!  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 19, and join us at the Midtown Center for the Neighbors Plus Springtime in Paris auction.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to have fun and support the ministries of Neighbors Plus!


  • Ways to Support Harderwyk and the Journey to Generosity Brochures are available at the Information Centers or online at harderwyk.com/giving

    Give Electronically  through our mobile app (Elexio My Church App), online at harderwyk.com or at the Elexio Kiosks in both the Anchor and Red Brick Building. 

  • Giving  
    Weekly Budgeted Need $31,301
    Actual Giving Last Week $14,053
    YTD Budgeted Need  $31,301
    YTD Actual Giving $14,053
    Income - Expense -$25,128
    Operating Cash Balance $266,157


  • 2017 Recap 
  • Budget                               $1,535,873
  • Actual Giving                    $1,611,051
  • Actual Expenses YTD      $1,522,435

A full financial report and fund balances for 2017 will be made available in late January.  Thank you for your support of Harderwyk Ministries!


 World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, has a full-time position opening for a Donor Relations and Advancement Manager. The position will work to cultivate and maintain relationships with donors to secure necessary funds; provide analysis and financial reporting of major and mid-level donor development; provide leadership and supervision and manage donor administrative systems in the USA.  A complete job description can be found here.  Additional information related to World Renew can be found at www.worldrenew.net.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, newly-engaged along with newly-married couples will gather at the Midtown Center in Holland for the Premarital Event presented by Winning At Home.  This one-day event will guide couples through key issues in marital preparation including communication, finances as well as spiritual and physical intimacy. Registration is $120 per couple which includes lunch, snacks, and a conference journal.  Register online at www.winningathome.com or contact Julie at 6l6.772.1733, ext. 124 or email her at julie@winningathome.com. 

Live-in Home Supervisor: The Holland Deacons’ Conference is seeking a full-time Home Supervisor to live with and provide support for 6 adults with intellectual and developmental differences/disabilities (IDD) in Holland, MI. Interested individuals may request an application packet by phone at 616.494.6050 or email at carrie@hdccrc.org. 

Part-Time Maintenance Person:  The Holland Deacons' Conference is looking for a part-time maintenance person to assist with upkeep and repairs of My Brother's and My Sister's Houses and the HDC office building.  This position is for 2-8 hours a week.  Basic knowledge of home maintenance is ideal.  This person would work alongside and report to the Maintenance Supervisor.  Resumes should be sent to the Holland Deacons' Conference, 224 W. 30th St., Holland, MI  49423.

South Olive Christian School will be having a THREE-SCHOOL/PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE on TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 FROM 6-7pm.   You and your student will enjoy checking out all the fun learning things in the classroom and meeting our teacher.  Our staff will be eager and available to answer your questions and share the Ready for School Tuition Assistance Program with you.  We look forward to meeting you, and sharing the benefits of South Olive Christian School.  Please call 616.875.8224 if you have questions.  South Olive Christian School is located at 6230 120th Ave., Holland (just south of Port Sheldon St.). 

 All School OPEN HOUSE and Early Childhood Enrollment on Tuesday, February 27 from      6-7:30pm at SOUTH OLIVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.  From 6-7pm you will meet the staff, tour the school and enjoy the Marketing Fair.  (Products available for purchase.)  From 7-7:30pm we will have a student vs. parent basketball game.  This is sure to be an exciting night at South Olive Christian School, 6230 120th Ave., Holland.  We welcome all three-school through 8th grade students and their families to join us for all the fun!  South Olive Christian is "affordable for all" and a Project-based Learning/STEM school. 

An Occasion to Celebrate Christian Unity in the Holland community:  Sunday February 21, 5:00 PM, at Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church (14 West Fourteenth Street, Holland).  The same team that planned the events for the 500th Reformation commemoration last October is planning this ecumenical service to gather the greater Holland community together during the "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity."  The service of praise and prayer at Fourteenth Street CRC will highlight choir and congregation singing. Let us all join with Jesus in praying "that all may be one." –John 17:21


Immanuel Retreat: January 13, 2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.  A one day retreat to learn ways of opening ourselves to vibrant, healthy, interactive relationships with Immanuel and others. Buy tickets today at communityreformed.org,  individuals $20, groups of 4 or more $15 each.  Lunch provided. 

World Renew Disaster Response needs your help.  The Holland Deacons’ Conference is coordinating volunteers from Holland area churches to travel to Detroit the weekends of February 18-20 and 25-27 to make the basements of elderly and disabled flood victims safe and livable again.  Our goal is to rehabilitate 20 homes during those two weekends. If you can join us (even for one or two days), contact Mark Hoekman at markjohnhoekman@gmail.com or 616-510-1913 for a World Renew application.  Construction skills are welcome, but willing hands and hearts are primary.  Thank you for volunteering to help.