Welcome

Welcome to worship! As brothers and sisters in Christ, we come before our God in worship. May He open our hearts to hear his Word and receive his love.

If you have children then let us serve them through our babysitting service (nursery), Children in Worship (CIW) and Little Lambs (LL). Nursery is available in the lobby for ages 0-2. Directions regarding CIW & LL kids for children ages 3 (as of March 2019) through Kindergarten will be provided during morning worship.

Noise reducing headphones are now available to borrow during the morning service at the nursery counter. If your child lives with sensory input concerns, please feel free to use them.

We offer a sensory-friendly worship area for morning services, available in the Music Room (at the end of the hallway past the offices).

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.

 
 

This Week's worship

November 11, 2018

10:00 AM Worship                                                              5:00 PM Worship

Preacher: Pastor Ed Tamminga                                         Preacher: Pastor Steve Mann

Text: Isaiah 60:1-3, Acts 10:1-35                                       Text: Mark 8:27 - 9:1

Offering: General/Building & Compassion Funds         Offering: Jehovah Jireh

This morning we will be celebrating World-Wide Communion Sunday.

After morning worship there will 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 Sunday - November 11

Nursery Check-in                         Erika Wykstra

Nursery                                        Julie & Tessa Hoeksema, Kellie Wilks

Little Lambs          Karen DeVries, Erin, Josh & Tyler Rotman

Children in Worship (PreK) Jana Vugteveen, Nick Troeger, Rylie Landers

Children in Worship (K)             Jenn Quist, Gabe Quist, Hailey Koetje

Sensory Room                           LaDawn Venema

 

 

Next SUNDAY's Worship - November 18

10:00 AM Worship                                                              5:00 PM Combined Worship Service

Preacher: Pastor Ed Tamminga                                        hosted by Cottonwood CRC

Text: Matthew 6:19-24                                

Offering: General/Building Fund                                      

Next Sunday morning we eagerly anticipate witnessing the public profession of faith of Cade Hager and Braden Vander Wal.

 

Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, November 18

Nursery Check-in                         Liz Wiersema

Nursery                                        Sue DeJonge, Tracy VanderLugt, Olivia Jansen

Little Lambs          Karen DeVries, Erin, Josh & Tyler Rotman

Children in Worship (PreK) Erika Wykstra, Paige Glass, Emma Baker

Children in Worship (K)             Sandy Plantinga, Britta DeLong, Jacob Buit

Sensory Room                           Julie Lenters

 

 
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Prayer Requests for November 11-17

  • CONGRATULATIONS to ALEX BOUWKAMP (FG #1), who will celebrate his 18th birthday this Wednesday, November 14! Give thanks for the seeds of faith that God has planted in Alex’s heart, and pray that he will continue to grow as a disciple of Christ.

  • DON HERREMA (FG #4) was able to return home, where he continues his recuperation from heart bypass surgery. Pray for continued healing and good health.

  • DEB DE GRAAF (FG #7) had shoulder surgery on Wednesday, November 7. Surgery went well and Deb returned home the same day. Pray for good healing and patience during a lengthy recovery.

  • Please pray for our missionaries to Haiti, CODY AND JESSICA ZUIDERVEEN. Cody was recently involved in a situation where a vehicle he was driving came into close contact with a police raid of gang activity in Port-Au-Prince. They were forced to shelter in place, but thanks be to God that they were able to leave once the police cleared the area, and all are safe and unharmed.

  • THANK YOU so much for all of your prayers, cards, and kind words of sympathy in the passing of my sister, Sandy. Our family takes great comfort in knowing that she is now free of cancer and completely healed. ~ Diane Reed   

 

News & Notes

From the Deacons

Our Thanksgiving Offering envelopes are in your mailboxes today. The causes for our special Thanksgiving Day offering are the following: World Renew - Disaster Response, Mel Trotter Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa County.

The Deacons will again be offering Meijer $25 gift cards for anyone in the congregation who wants to bring someone extra support in Christian love during the holiday season. Please contact a deacon to get a gift card.

Do you need a place to go for Thanksgiving dinner?

The Discipleship Team is wondering if anyone is interested in gathering here at church for Thanksgiving dinner and fellowship. Contact Rebeka Mesbergen TODAY if you are interested or for more information.

Friendsgivings

Over the next few weeks, we're going to be pulling off two Friendsgivings: one for the Jr. High Youth Group (11/18) and for Jenison Young Life (11/19). Here's what I need to make those happen:

  • For Junior High: People willing to make shareable dishes (for 20-25).

  • For Junior High: People willing to help serve food and drinks to students.

  • For Young Life: People willing to prepare a shareable dish (for 15-20)

Please let Chris Curia know if you can help!

Opportunities to Connect with Others

Ongoing Ministry for Depression: The Depression Support Group meets on the third Monday of each month from 7-8 PM in the educational wing. 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, November 19. Contact Ruth Veenstra (748-8380) or Jim VanderMay (662-0962) for more information.            

COOKIE EXCHANGE: Ladies, mark your calendars for December 8 for a fun night of fellowship! More details later.

Zumba: We’re now meeting on Monday and Thursday nights from 7-8 PM; cost is $3 per class! We’d love to see YOU there!

YAH GROUP SCHEDULE:

·       This Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Speaker at church – Robinette’s Orchard: “The Apple Industry” Donuts $1.00 each, Cider & coffee provided.

·        The sign-up sheet for the December 4 Christmas luncheon at Rush Creek Bistro is on the counter in back.  If you haven’t already signed up but will be attending, add your name as soon as possible. Cost of $21 each is based on 30 people, and any additional attendees will decrease the price.

·        This year’s season is drawing to a close and we’ve had a lot of fun planning meetings and events. Retiring at the end of December are Mary Komejan and Wilma Van Til. Next year’s committee will be Dirk & Jean Vander Steen, Bob & Carol Timmer, and Mel & Linda Elliott. Thanks to Mel & Linda for their willingness to serve.

 

VBS 2019 - Get in the Game!!

Preparations are already underway for another incredible week here at Fairway of serving our Fairway kids and kids from within our community. So mark your calendars now for June 24-27 – you don’t want to miss this amazing, fun, energy packed, God-filled week!!

Opportunities to Learn & Grow

ADULT ENRICHMENT - Topic for next Sunday, Nov. 18: "After The Fall." Join us in the GEMS Room at 9 AM.

COFFEE BREAK will meet this Thursday, Nov. 15 and we’ll discuss lesson 8.  

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will not meet this Wednesday – see you next week Wednesday at 7AM.

CLASSIS GEORGETOWN REV TALKS: Please join us for REV talks this fall on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:15 pm at Georgetown Church, 6475 40th Ave. in Hudsonville. This week’s topic: Hank Bosma: Jamestown CRC – Pastors, Pickleball, and Pitfalls; insights from a therapist to pastors.

 

Upcoming Events

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP – November 22, 10 AM

HOSTESS DINNER – December 1

COOKIE EXCHANGE – December 8

NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS CAROLING – Sunday night December 16

FAIRWAY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND WORSHIP – Sunday night December 23 PM

 

Kids’ Korner

CADETS (for boys in 3rd-8th grades) and GEMS (for girls in    3rd-8th grades) will meet again this Wednesday, November 14. We meet from 7-8:30 PM on the first three Wednesdays of each month.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CATECHISM CLASSES (for kids in grades 1-12) meet each Sunday morning at 9AM.

Youth Group Scoop

·        TONIGHT, 11/11: High School combined @ Hager Park (5:30-7:30)

·        SUNDAY, 11/18: Jr. High Friendsgiving Potluck (let Chris know if you can bring a shareable dish!). We’ll start at 5 PM.

Save the Dates

Sr. High Winter Weekend @ Timber Wolf Lake: 11/30-12/2

Jr. High Winter Weekend @ Timber Wolf Lake: 1/18-1/20

 

Order of Worship

November 11, 2018 - 10 AM

Gathering Song                                     “Come, People of the Risen King”

Welcome & Announcements

* God’s Greeting

* Call to Worship

* Songs of Praise                                            “Lord Most High”
                                                                   “Come, All You People”
                                                              “In the Presence of Your People”

Proclaiming our Faith (Belgic Confession, Art. 27)

* Song of Trust                                  “In Christ There Is No East or West”

* Passing the Peace

Prayer with the Children

Litany for the Whole World: A prayer for World Communion Sunday

Offering:                                   Fairway’s General/Building & Compassion Funds

Offertory

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 60:1-3; Acts 10:1-35

Message:                                                   “Red and Yellow, Black and White”                   (Pastor Ed)

Prayer of Application

Communion Teaching

Distribution of the Elements

Communion Songs                              “Jesus Shall Reign”, “I Come with Joy”,
                                                               “Oh, How Good Is Christ the Lord”,

                                                         “Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises”, “Alleluia”

* Parting Blessing

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.