Weekly Announcements
April 21, 2019


2018 Ministry Snapshot Book is available at the information centers in both the Anchor and the Red Brick Building.  Click here for a glimpse!

Through your generosity, this past Sunday’s Ripple Effect Dinner/Concert raised $10,730, well beyond our goal of $8000!  These funds will be dispersed between Neighbors Plus, the Honduras Mission Team, Mika’s Lunch, and the 2020 Feed My Starving Children event.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our local and overseas mission endeavors…reaching the Lakeshore and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

Sunday Kitchen Clean Up: Do you have 30 minutes to spare, once a month or every other month, following the 10:30 Fusion service?  We are looking for  families or couples who could help with clean up of the kitchen and hospitality items at the Red Brick building.  Contact April at april@harderwyk.com for more details. 

Honduras Mission team is moving into full swing with our group fundraising efforts! We are hosting two sales, all details and order forms are available at the Information Center of each building.  Check them out!

  • Subs, Soups & Cinnamon Rolls (new this year): Freshly made subs and croissants, boil in bag gourmet soups= quick take 'n' go lunch options.   We are taking orders until Sunday, April 28, pick up on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30-8 pm.  Payment due at time of order.  Please drop payment in white Drop Box at Information Center.
  • Hanging Flower Baskets just in time for Mother's Day!  Orders taken until Sunday, May 5, pick up on Saturday, May 11.  We have a great variety of beautiful baskets available, $15 each basket, provided by Nienhuis Greenhouse. 

Hand2Hand Benefit Concert: Faith Church (220 W Central Ave, Zeeland) invites you to “Make an Impact” a concert of worship on Sunday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. featuring The Lake Effect Choir, with special guest, the Ah Men! Quartet. Your spirits will be lifted with choral and men’s quartet music featuring the warm harmonies of jazz along with the rhythms of gospel. Hand2Hand delivers hope to hungry children by mobilizing schools and churches to
provide nutritious food over the weekend. An offering will be taken to support the work
and ministry of Hand2Hand. We hope to see you there!

Great Escape Day Camp Registration Now Open:  Camp is open to children going into K-7th grade, for the 2019-2020 school year.  Come for a day, a week, or the whole summer!  Campers enjoy outings, games, crafts, fun with friends and more, all in a Christian setting.  Head to www.neighborsplus.org  or call 616.399.9190 ext. 303 for registration information.  -Hurry, slots are filling! 

Neighbors Plus:  We are in need of the following items to replenish the Market for our next What's Cookin' dinner and open Market night: cereal, pasta sauce, pasta, canned soup (big cans preferred), toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, and laundry detergent.  Donations can be dropped off at the Neighbors Plus cubbies or in the church office.  Thank you so much for your donations, allowing us to help those in our community.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at jennifer@harderwyk.com.   


A Note from the Executive Pastor:

This Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. His resurrection is what makes salvation possible. His resurrection affirms that we are created in God’s image and are in need of transformation. The gospel message is an affirming and transforming message; it calls us to live as God’s adopted children.

The gospel transforms Christ followers in ways that speak to the deepest longings of the heart. The gospel, for example, invites us to experience an inner peace that is not affected by external circumstances. Jesus in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) describe this state as being “Blessed”. The Beatitudes are integrally linked to each other. They build on each other. They describe a way of being, a posture towards life. 

We’ve seen that the “poor in spirit” (v.3) is the person who sees him or herself as totally dependent on God. When one is totally dependent on God, then mourning over the presence of sin is part of life (v.4). Dependence on God results in mourning over the presence of sin, which enables a person to surrender control to God (v.5). This leads to hungering and thirsting after righteousness (v. 6). The hungering and thirsting after righteousness cultivate a spirit of mercy, which aids one in understanding and appreciating the God’s mercy (v. 7). Those who appreciate God’s mercy learn to love what God loves; to love God and his word so much that was is contrary to it is rejected (v. 8); this is only possible through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in one’s life.

The transforming work of the spirit forms Christ-followers into peacemakers. This is possible because through Christ death and resurrection we have and experience peace with God. Peace is more than absence of conflict. It is deeper and richer than that. It is loving and delighting in what one previous rejected. True peace comes through the gospel, and that peace radiates through one’s life.

An inward state of contentedness that is not affected by external circumstances is reinforced when we declare our dependence on God so that the Holy Spirit transforms us into peacemakers.

As we celebrate the resurrection which makes peace with God possible, may we also be transformed into peacemakers.


Darwin K. Glassford
Executive Pastor


Wednesday, April 24 - 5:00 pm Dinner served in the newly remodeled Great Room              (this is the final Community Night for the season)

Menu: Spaghetti Dinner & Salad Bar

GEMS & Cadets from 6:00-7:30 pm

Undertow from 6:00-7:30 pm

Harderwyk Kids! & Harderwyk Big Kids: ages 3-Kindergarten from 6:00-7:30 pm

 Adult classes from 6:05-7:15 pm


 Spiritual Practices: Taking Your Faith Deeper                                                                            Music Room, Red Brick Building, 6:05-7:20 pm 

 “How can ancient approaches to faith help my relationship with God today?” In this class, we will be studying and practicing ancient spiritual practices to deepen our faith now. We will be studying: Silence, Solitude, Fasting, as well as other practices, via the book “The Sacred Way” by Tony Jones. Come with an open spirit and a willingness to get out of your spiritual comfort zone.   Facilitator: Zach Backstrom, zach@harderwyk.com.

Women's Bible StudyMonday Sessions     

9-11am    Room 1,  Red brick lower level             

No Other Gods       by Kelly Minter     starts January 7, 2019  

Often, idols are obvious-money, power, fame.  But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry.  Learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell.  Learn to dethrone modern-day idols and pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus.    Questions? Contact: hurricanes@charter.net                                

Women's Bible Study: Wednesday Sessions     

6:05-7:20pm     Room 21 (council room)            Red Brick Building Lower Level                       

Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter                                                                  March 13-April 24                                                                                                                            Examine the holy habits of the prophets and kings who were set apart by their close walk with God.  Each of these characters was trying to follow God while carrying out his calling on earth.  As we consider their example, we will discover that even prophets and kings struggled and grew in their faith through spiritual practices, and we will learn how to follow God's unique purposes for us in HIs Kingdom.  

Questions? Contact: april@harderwyk.com

Men’s Ministry Prayer/Study Group 

Monday Morning Men: Come as you can!  This gathering of men meets 6:45 am at Russ’s Northside on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.  For 2019, we will be reading “God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs by Tim & Kathy Keller, each day (as we can) and then picking a favorite to reflect on.  Books available at gathering. 

"Moms Matter" Support Group   

Moms Matter is a free social support group for any interested mother, no matter how old your children are, including perinatal (pregnant), postpartum, and post-adoption moms.  You don’t have to be diagnosed with depression to attend.  This group’s aim is to support women in our community in the journey of Motherhood and it is professionally led by a licensed therapist from The Postpartum Support Center of Holland. We meet on Harderwyk's campus. Meetings occur weekly during the school year and monthly during summer months.  We would love to see you at our next meeting! You can find us in room 21 on the lower level of the Red Brick Building at 9:30 am on Thursday mornings.  For more information visit:  supportmom.org 


  • 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.  

  •  *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 5th grade is available at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times.  

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

 Parent Note: April 21

*The Parent Note is a weekly tool for parents that gives you the "Big Idea" behind that days lesson and great suggestions for family devotions through the week!  Make sure you check it out each week during our ministry year. 

  Celebration Children's Ministry & Nursery Coordinator:                                                      Carrie Steenwyk (carrie@harderwyk.com)

  • Fusion Children's Ministry & Nursery Coordinator:                                                                             April Kiekintveld (april@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, April 22                   6:30-8:00 pm          High Tide                                                          Tuesday, April 23                   3:00-8:00 pm          Open Anchor                                                Wednesday, April 24             6:00-7:30 pm          Undertow                                                Thursday, April 25                 3:00-8:00 pm          Open Anchor                                                      

For more information about our Student Ministries or how you can get involved, contact Nate Dewitt at nate@harderwyk.com


Welcome Patrick & Kara Bloemendal: Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) in Jamaica. They would love to share more with you about their ministry vision and financial goals.  Follow them at www.pkbloemendaal.com

Catch up with Zach & ChristyAmong Us: November Prayer letter                                       Follow them at  https://zachnchristyoder.blogspot.com/     


Great Escape Day Camp Now Hiring Camp Counselors & Assistant Camp Counselors for Summer 2019!  Candidates should be outgoing and have experience mentoring or leading children.  College students perusing careers working with children or adolescents, preferred.  Assistant counselor applicants must be going into their Junior year of high school for 2019-2020 school year, or older.  If interested, email greatescape@neighborsplus.org or head to www.neighborsplus.org and follow the links under the FOR YOUTH tab.

What's Cookin':  To help restock  for our next dinner, we are in need of the following: large cans of soup, boxed cereal, pasta sauce, pasta, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash, and brown grocery bags (so our visitors can bag their items).  Donations can be left under the Neighbors Plus bulletin board in either building.  Thank you for your help as we meet the needs of those in our community! 

Meet Up & Eat Up: Summer will be here before we know it, and we are collecting books written in Spanish for Meet Up & Eat Up.  If you have chapter books or picture books in Spanish that you would like to donate, we would love to use them at Meet Up & Eat Up!  Book donations can be left under the Neighbors Plus bulletin board in either building.  Thank you for your help!

Alternative Suspension Program Questions: email angela@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.  


  • 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 $32,538
    Actual Giving Last Week $25,238
    YTD Budgeted Need  $488,080
    YTD Actual Giving $350,504
    Income - Expense -$140,776
    Operating Cash Balance $33,420



ATTENTION ALL FISHERMEN:      The Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting it’s seventeenth annual fishing tournament to raise funds to support its ministry – helping boys grow spiritually in all areas of life. The fishing tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Gun Lake State Park in southwest Michigan. For more information, call the Corps office at 616-241-5616 ext 4, or check out the Cadet website under the “Events” tab. Everyone is welcome! Registration forms are available from your Cadet club’s head counselor, or you can register at our website: www.CalvinistCadets.org. Lunch will be served at noon. Join us for a fun filled day!

"What would they think of me if they knew my story?"  Join Positive Options and Lakeshore Pregnancy Center for the annual Spring Event and hear the hearts of those willing to overcome this question, share their story and let God move.  You are invited to this event on Thursday, May 2 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.  Gather family and friends and register by April 15 at lpcenters.com 

The Holland Deacons’ Conference (HDC) is pleased to announce the newly renamed Brothers & Sisters Homes (formerly My Brother’s and Sister’s Houses). According to its recently revised mission statement,  Brothers and Sisters Homes provide caring, supportive, community-oriented, and spiritually nourishing homes where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can thrive. Along with the new name and updated mission statement comes a new website dedicated to this important HDC ministry:www.brothersandsistershomes.org. We invite you to visit this new website to read all about our residents and their lives, both within their homes and in the community. We are passionate about Brothers & Sisters Homes, our residents, and the right of every child of God to have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspect of life, using their God-given gifts and abilities in loving service to God and others.


Job Posting: Would you like to stand in the gap for life but not sure how?  The Positive Options office in Holland is in need of a cleaning staff.  This could be an individual cleaning weekly or sharing the load by cleaning every other week or a gift to underwrite the cost of hiring a cleaning service.  Please call the office to offer your help.  616 396-5840, ext 12. 

Let your passion take action through Life in Motion!  You can now enjoy your favorite activity on behalf of life and family.  You can walk, run, bike, paddle or swim - anytime, anywhere.  Go to lpcenters.com/lifeinmotion for more information and to register. 

Crop Walk- Two Opportunities: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Holland Christian High School, 8-9 am AND Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Beechwood Reformed Church, 1:30-2:30 pm.  

World Renew Position Openings - Do you love to see transformation as people are empowered to live healthy, fruitful lives? Do you desire to promote this transformation? World Renew is currently hiring for these two positions: Church Relations Representative based in Grand Rapids, MI; Donor Records Specialist based in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information on these positions, or to apply, please visit our website at: worldrenew.net/careers