Church-wide Picnic

August 19 from 2:00 pm to ?
At DeJong’s lake
Supper at 5:00 pm (Burgers, hot dogs, lemonade and tableware furnished)
Bring a dish to share (side dish and dessert contest)
Bring swimming gear including life jackets, lawn chairs

Join us this Sunday

A glimpse into this Sunday’s sermon:

Peter tells his readers that the “end of all things is near.” That being true, how then shall we live?  If we believed that the return of Christ is right around the corner, how would our lives be different?  If we knew we had but a couple months left in this life, what changes would we make?  If  you’re one of those folks that answer that question with some variation of “Nothing!” I have two words for you: Egotistical and Liar.  Peter gives believers at least three suggestions as to what we ought change in view of “the end of all things is near.”


CoffeeBreak Season 2017-2018 concluded 05-09-2018.  We had a wonderful year of sharing and learning God’s word.  Marshann Ludema led as ladies from Harvest Community Church and other area churches met together to learn, share and pray.  Our most recent studies were in Thessalonians.  The blessing of coming together is shared by 12 to 18 ladies on a regular basis each Wednesday morning from September thru May.  The younger women brought  their preschool children who were cared for by Karilynn Ridder, Harlene Westendorp, Marv Raffler, and occasionally Bonnie Frost and Pastor Ben Ridder during our study time.  When told this week would be our last week until the fall many expressed that they were not ready for us to stop meeting.  Marshann who has led Coffeebreak for 23 years was shone much appreciation for her faithfulness in teaching.  We all look forward to next autumn when we will come together once more.  We were all privileged to be a part of this vital ministry!



I Peter Memorization

AT Harvest we have been in the process of memorizing the book of I Peter…a few verses at a time in conjunction with the I Peter sermon series. Chuck Swindoll wrote, “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified” (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], p. 61).