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 will resume next week.



This week's worship - September 17, 2017

10:00 AM Morning Service                                               5:00 PM Evening Service – NOTE TIME!

Preacher: Pastor Ed                                                           Combined worship service at Baldwin St. CRC

Text:  Revelation 21-22:6                                                   Preacher: Pastor Don VanSlyke

Offering: General/Building Fund & World Renew        Offering: Harbor House Ministries

This morning we’re pleased to welcome one of Fairway’s missionaries, Kathy VanderKloet. We have been sponsoring Kathy’s work in Nigeria, and she’ll tell us more about that work during our Ministry Moment.

After the morning worship service, 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.

This evening at the combined worship service, you will have the opportunity to join a “rise-up” choir. Music will be provided.



Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week - September 17

Nursery Check-in          Julie Baker

Nursery           Rob & Rachelle Koetje, Linda Miedema, Emma Baker

Little Lambs        Karen DeVries, Erin & Josh Rotman, Abigail Reinhart

Children in Worship - PreK        Melissa Bebej, Vanessa Krombeen, Alex Potter

Children in Worship - K        Sandy Plantinga, Alyssa Morales, Paige Lenters




Next Week's Worship - September 24

10:00 AM Morning Service                                                5:30 PM Evening Service

Preacher: Pastor Dave                                                         Preacher: Seminarian Steve Hull

Text: Isaiah 58                                                                       Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Offering: General/Building Fund                                        Offering: David’s House


Next Week's Children's Ministry Volunteers - September 24

Nursery Check-in          Julie Baker

Nursery           Nate & Sheila VanderWal, Pam Heethuis, Seth Buit

Little Lambs        Karen DeVries, Erin & Josh Rotman, Abigail Reinhart

Children in Worship - PreK        Melissa Bebej, Vanessa Krombeen, Alex Potter

Children in Worship - K        Sandy Plantinga, Alyssa Morales, Paige Lenters



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Prayer Requests for September 10-16

  • MARTI BEEBE’s (FG #1) eye surgery was postponed to this Tuesday, September 19. Pray that it goes well and for patience and good healing as she deals with 7-10 days of face-down recovery.

  • THANK YOU for the many kindnesses you have shown to me during this difficult cancer journey. The meals when Tim needs a break, the many cards with hope-filled words, the flowers, the phone calls and so many other thoughtful gestures have given us so much encouragement. But thank you most of all for the prayers of intercession for me. The Lord is fighting this battle for me and using the prayers of His people! My lab numbers continue to go down for which we remain grateful. The battle is not over but we are confident of the outcome. II Chronicles 20:17. – Blessings, Jill and Tim Orme

  • THANK YOU to the congregation for the cards, visits, prayers and kind words after the loss of a niece and a brother in the last several weeks. We appreciate the care and support of our church family. – Howard & Norma DeJong


News & Notes

Urgent Need!!! Can you help?

Story Hour is still in need of a director. The director is in charge of making sure the schedule is put together so we have teachers and helpers every week, and make sure the materials are put together for the year. This requires VERY LITTLE work because previous directors have a done a fantastic job of organizing the materials. You do not need to be present every week, but being around for a few Thursdays would be helpful. Please contact Kim De Bruin (204-3081 or skdb94@gmail.com) if you are interested.


Opportunities to Connect with Others

PICTURES NEEDED! The outreach team would like to put together a visual representation of children that are sponsored through Compassion International or a similar organization. If you sponsor a child, please provide us a picture for our wall. Pictures can be emailed to Diane in the office or placed in the outreach box this week. Provide your name (optional), the child's name, and the country where they live. Thank you!

Zumba will meet tomorrow night, September 18. Cost is just $3 per class. Join us!

YAH GROUP: 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. 

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP: If you or someone you love struggles with depression and/or anxiety, please join us for an hour of giving and receiving support, gaining useful information, and learning positive coping skills, all in an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality. We meet the third Monday of each month from 7-8 PM in the education wing. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18. No registration is necessary. Contact Ruth Veenstra (748-8380) or Jim VanderMay (662-0962) for more information.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY will be celebrated during the morning worship service on Sunday, October 1 with a luncheon following. All are welcome to come to meet and greet Jeff and Melissa Bos and family as well as Tim and Renee Aupperlee. We look forward to these opportunities to think about God’s mission in the world.

FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY – meet at Harbor House at 6:45 this Thursday, September 21.


Learning Opportunities for Adults

ADULT ENRICHMENT: Next Sunday we’ll continue our study of "The Sermon on the Mount:  Discipleship in Character & Conduct." Each session begins at 9:00 A.M. in the GEMS Room.

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY begins in just over a week! We are so excited to see you there! No experience needed – just a willing heart to see where God speaks to your heart and your willingness to live by the Spirit instead of by your own desires! Sign-up sheets are in the back of church. We need to have you sign up by TODAY please! If you still can’t decide and need some answers to questions, talk to Linda Miedema or Cherie Smith.

CONNECTIONS BIBLE STUDY will be joining the Monday evening Beth Moore study for this term! If you were considering joining us on Wednesdays, please consider coming to join Cherie and Linda and the Beth Moore study of the Fruit of the Spirit this fall!

COFFEE BREAK will meet on Thursday, September 21 from 9:45-11:00 AM – Lesson 2. Women of all ages are invited! Story Hour and nursery are provided. If you have any questions please contact Kim De Bruin at 204-3081 or skdb94@gmail.com.

7AM MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet this Wednesday from 7-8 AM. All men are welcome to join us!


Opportunities to Reach Out

ADOPTION FUNDRAISER: Chris and Becky Plantinga will be hosting a pig roast fund raiser for Noah's adoption. It will be on Friday, September 22 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 PM and will take place here at church. In addition to dinner we will have some homemade baked goods available. We do ask that as many people RSVP as possible so we can get an idea of numbers for the food.

CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH: Are you looking for an opportunity to be a blessing to others in our community? Throughout the fall, we have soccer players and their fans in the field right outside the doors of our church. On the four Saturdays in October, the Outreach Team invites you to join us in serving some light refreshments to them! We are still working out details, but it would only require a small amount of set up and a willing spirit! If this sounds like a possible opportunity for you, your family, or small group to be a part of, please sign up on the sheet on the kiosk by the Welcome Center. 



Community Garden Report

There are still some fall raspberries and tomatoes available in the Community garden. I think we can also start picking the winter squash. Try to find a "ripe-looking" one. Also the "dead-looking" corn stalks may be taken for fall decorating or animal food.

Questions? Call or e-mail Marv Slachter.


About Fairway

Our staff would love to hear from you!

  • Call 662-0368 for a menu of staff extensions.
  • Go to the contact page on our website (www.fairwaycrc.org) for email links.

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.

Fairway staff: For contact information please check out our website: www.fairwaycrc.org. Call 662-0368 for a menu of staff extensions.

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

Office Hours for Diane Reed, Administrative Assistant: Tuesday – Friday, 8AM-4PM.

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


Children’s Ministry

CADETS (for boys in 3rd-8th grades) – Join us at church at 7:00 PM this Wednesday, September 20.

GEMS (for girls in 3rd-8th grades) –This Wednesday, September 20, is another great GEMS night! See you at 7 PM.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CATECHISM CLASSES meet each Sunday morning at 9AM.



FYM – Fairway Youth Ministry

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP (HSYG) The HS Summer Luau will be TONIGHT, September 17. Meet at the Boss’s house at 5:30. Friends are always welcome!

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP (MSYG)NEXT SUNDAY – plan to join us at church for a Photo Scavenger hunt starting at 5:30 PM.


Order of Worship

September 24, 2017 - 10 AM


Gathering Song                                   “O Come to the Altar”



* God Greets Us

* Songs of Praise                    “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

                                                        “God Be Merciful to Me”

                                                                “Beautiful Savior”

* Passing of the Peace

Presentation of Bibles to our 3rd Graders

Prayer with the Children

OfferingsFairway’s General/Building Fund & World Renew – Hurricane Harvey Relief

Ministry Moment: Missionary Kathy VanderKloet

Morning Prayer

Prayer for Illumination (Paul Beebe)

Message (Pastor Ed)

“The New Creation”

Text: Revelation 21-22:6

 Prayer of Application

* Song of Response                      “By the Sea of Crystal”

* Parting Blessing