Welcome to worship – we’re so glad you’ve joined us! If you have children age 0-2, allow us serve them through our babysitting service (nursery), located in the lobby. Children in Worship & Little Lambs are taking a break for a couple of weeks until after Labor Day.



This week's worship - august 20, 2017

10:00 AM Service                                                        5:00 PM Service (NOTE TIME)

Preacher: Pastor Dave                                                           Combined Service hosted by Cottonwood CRC                        

Text: 1 John 3:11-24                                                                 Text: Matthew 6:9-13

Offering: General/Building Fund & Compassion               Offering: Right To Life

After the morning worship service we are offering Blood Pressure Screenings in Room 25. There will also be someone in the Prayer Room to pray with you, talk with you, and walk with you to God. The Prayer Room is at the east end of the church’s main hallway.



Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week - August 20

Nursery Check-in          Liz Wiersema

Nursery           Shawn and Sarah Soudek, Gay Scholma

Children in Worship        *No Children In Worship




Next Week's Worship - August 27

10:00 AM Service                                                        5:30 PM Service - Prayers for the World

Preacher: Seminarian Steve Hull                                          Preacher: Pastor Dave                   

Text:                                                                                         Text: Matthew 7:7-8; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:4

Offering: General/Building Fund & Compassion               Offering: Starlight Ministries


Next Week's Children's Ministry Volunteers - August 27

Nursery Check-in          Donelle VanderVliet

Nursery           Joe, Rachel, Arie & Ava Landstra

Children in Worship        *No Children In Worship



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Prayer Requests for August 13-19

  • CHUCK VUGTEVEEN's (FG #8) back surgery this past week was successful. Give thanks to God for the healing already experienced, and pray for Chuck's continued good recovery.

  • We express our sincere Christian sympathy to ALF & HELEN SMIT (FG #2) in the sudden death of their daughter, Sandra, on Saturday, August 12. Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring them great comfort during this time of sorrow.

  • Congratulations to KAITLYN LANINGA (FG #1) and WYATT JOHNSON, who were united in marriage on Saturday, August 12. May God richly bless this new family.

  • Praise God for a baby boy, Miles Jordan, born to CHUCK & KELLIE WILKS (FG #9) on Tuesday, August 15! Mom and baby are both doing well.

  • Our missionaries, JEFFREY & MELISSA BOS, have returned to the West Michigan area and will be living here for a year. Pray that they will all adjust to the change in culture, and especially that the children will adjust well to their new school here. On the CRC Weekly Announcements page there is a notice about a discussion panel/Q&A session called “Learning to Engage our Muslim Neighbors”. Jeffrey will be participating in this discussion panel as one of the “special guests.” Please consider attending this informative and timely event, Friday, August 25.


News & Notes

In the Fairway

The latest edition of the Fairway church newsletter is in your mailboxes today. It’s chock-full of information about Fairway’s ministries! Visitors, if you would like a copy there are extras in the rack on the counter by the bulletin boards. We’d be happy if you took one!

From the Safe Church Team

To be consistent with safe church policies, children going to children in worship and little lambs during the worship service need to be checked in using the system outside of the nursery. Please do this prior to the service and keep your tag for picking up your child at the end of the service. Thank you for your effort in keeping your little ones safe while they worship apart from you!

From the Church Staff

The church staff will be taking a day away together for a Staff Retreat tomorrow, Monday, August 21. The church office will be closed. Diane will take Tuesday as her day off instead.

Can You Step In?

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES IN 2017-2018: We need your help to disciple our students. Leaders and teachers are needed for the 2017-18 programs Sunday School, Catechism, Cadets, GEMS, Little Lambs, and Children in Worship. Please contact Ryan Bebej as soon as possible if you feel led to serve in one of these ministries. If you are interested in being a youth group leader for middle school or high school, please contact Chris Curia.


    Opportunities to Connect with Others


    ·        Our next YAH Group Breakfast is on Friday, September 1 at 8:30 at the Hudsonville Rainbow Grill.

    ·        Be sure to sign up if you plan on going for lunch at Rainbow Grill on Thursday, September 7 following our speaker, John Kozak.

    ·        Our speaker for October 1 is Author Lynn Austin.  We would love to have others join us for this evening.  Remember to bring finger food for that night. 

    7AM MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet again on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 AM. All men are welcome to join us!

    COFFEE BREAK COFFEE TIME at Signatures – We meet on Thursdays at 9 AM at Signatures Coffee House on Balsam Drive in Hudsonville. Everyone welcome!

    Zumba: Through the rest of the summer we will meet only on Mondays, 7-8 PM. Cost is just $3 per class. Join us!

    Ongoing Ministry for Depression: The Depression Support Group meets on the third Monday of each month from 7-8 PM in the educational wing at Fairway. This group is open to anyone in our community who struggles with depression or has a loved one who is depressed. You are invited to attend this safe and confidential group experience. No registration is necessary. The group will meet on Monday, August 21. For more information contact the church office at 662-0368.

    AUTISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Do you love someone with autism? Please join us for a support group on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the Youth Room. Come, share your thoughts, concerns, joys, and frustrations with other parents, grandparents and friends who understand. Everyone is welcome. Our first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 7. Contact Kathy Boeve with questions.

    POSTAGE STAMP COLLECTION: We have a box full of used postage stamps that were collected for Wycliffe Bible Translators, but we don’t know who to give them to! Do you remember which Fairway member used to take those? Please contact Diane in the church office so we can pass these along.

    LEARNING TO ENGAGE OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS - What We are Learning About Christian-Muslim Relations that Churches Need to Know. Join us at Calvin Seminary Chapel on Friday, August 25 from    7 - 8:30 pm for a conversation with Richard J. Mouw, John Azumah and special guests, including Jeffrey Bos, for a dialogue about pressing issues and opportunities facing the church today in our increasingly religiously diverse society. This will be an interactive discussion with the audience and will conclude with dessert and beverages. If you or others in your church are looking for guidance on how to interact with the Muslims, this is a great opportunity to learn from others with years of experience.


    Community Garden Report

    Sweet corn # 2 (second ten rows) is ready. There's also some small ears yet on corn #1. Potatoes are being dug. Please dig right down the row so we don't miss any. Digging fork provided. Check out the new green beans way over in the south section. And of course, tomatoes are ripening all the time. There might still be some zucchini, summer squash and cucumbers. Eat well!

    Questions? Call or e-mail Marv Slachter.

    About Fairway

    ·        See the News & Notes page for information about church events, groups and activities. There are copies on the kiosk in the lobby.

    ·        Hearing Loop Headsets are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please stop by the sound booth at the back of the sanctuary to receive a headset.

    ·        Sermon Videos are available on our website: ww.fairwaycrc.org.

    ·        Fairway staff: For contact information please check out our website: www.fairwaycrc.org.

    ·        Bulletin announcement requests should be submitted to the office by 8 AM on Thursdays.

    ·        Office Hours Tuesday-Friday 8AM-4Pm

    ·        The Wi-Fi password in our building is 2Peter318.


    Order of Worship - August 20, 2017 - 10 AM

    Gathering Song                                           “10,000 Reasons”



    * God Greets Us

    * Songs of Praise                                            “One Thing Remains”

                                                           “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

    * Unison Prayer

    * Song of Response                          “Oh Love That Will Not let Me Go”

    * Passing of the Peace

    Morning Prayer (Steve DeBruin)

    OfferingsFairway’s General/Building Fund


    Prayer for Illumination (Ken Miedema)

    Message (Pastor Dave)

    “WITH – Proof that God is HERE”

    Text: 1 John 3:10-24

     Prayer of Application

    * Song of Response                  “One Generation Will Call to the Next”

    * Parting Blessing