Welcome

Welcome, sisters and brothers, to Christian fellowship and worship today! Let’s bless the Lord with our praise!

If you have children ages 0-2, we’d love to serve them through childcare in our nursery. Children in Worship and Little Lambs ages 3 through Kindergarten will be dismissed 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).

 
 

This Week's worship

April 22, 2018

10:00 AM Service                                                                 5:30 PM Service

Preacher: Pastor Ed Tamminga                                         Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing

Text: John 17:1-23                                                              Text: Psalm 145

Offering: General/Building Fund                                      Offering: Pullman Community Center

After our 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.

 

Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week - Sunday April 22

Nursery Check-in              Kelli Mulder                    

Nursery                                       Mike & Kelli Mulder, Amy & Alex Potter

Little Lambs                               Missy Beimers, Dawn Hop, Janae DeLong, Rylie Landers

Children in Worship (Pre-K)            Elizabeth Warsen, Jessica Morales, Gabe Quist

Children in Worship (K)                     Jen Quist, Josh VandenHeuvel, Hayley Troeger

Sensory Room                                 Shelly Nibbelink

 

 

Next SUNDAY's Worship - April 22

10:00 AM Service                                                                   5:30 PM Service

Preacher: Pastor Ed Tamminga                                          Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing

Text: John 17:1-23                                                               Text: Psalm 145

Offering: General/Building Fund                                       Offering: Pullman Community Center

 

Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, April 29

Nursery Check-in              Erika Wykstra                 

Nursery                                       Sandy Plantinga, Kim DeBruin, Seth Buit

Little Lambs                               Kelli Mulder, Pam & Lucy Postma, Emma Baker

Children in Worship (Pre-K)             Elizabeth Warsen, Jessica Morales, Gabe Quist

Children in Worship (K)                      Jen Quist, Josh VandenHeuvel, Hayley Troeger

Sensory Room                                  Beth Buning

 

 
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Prayer Requests for April 22-28

  • HOWARD DeJONG (FG #4) was scheduled for ankle replacement surgery at Zeeland Hospital last Friday, April 20. Pray for a good outcome and recovery.
  • RUTH DeWINTER (FG #10) had successful ankle replacement surgery on April 13 and returned home. Pray for patience through rehabilitation and recuperation.
  • DICK ZIETSE (FG #7) continues with outpatient rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed. Give thanks that the stroke he suffered a couple of weeks ago was not more serious and pray for healing and recovery.
  • We express our Christian sympathy to SCOTT & ANDREA WALLINGA (FG #8) in the death of Scott’s uncle, Hank Hondorp, and Friday, April 6. Pray that God will grant peace and comfort to this family in their loss.
  • DAVE EBBENS (FG #3) anticipates being discharged from Metron of Cedar Springs on Wednesday and is scheduled to undergo a partial amputation of a toe on Thursday. Pray for continued healing for Dave.
  • DREW BRILL (FG #4) was scheduled for outpatient surgery on Friday, April 20, to repair his shoulder. Pray for patience during a lengthy recovery.
  • Congratulations to ADAM DEN HAAN (FG #5), who celebrated his 18th birthday on Monday, April 16! Give thanks for the seeds of faith that God has planted in Adam’s heart, and pray that he will continue to grow as a disciple of Christ.
  • Congratulations to JOHN OUDBIER (FG #7) who turned ten years old on Wed., April 18. Like all 10-year-olds at Fairway he read the letter that reminds him of God’s promises to him at baptism and encourages him to think about devoting his life to God.
  • PRAYERS FOR OUR MISSIONARIES, Cody & Jessica (Horjus) Zuiderveen: Jessica’s pre-term symptoms are lessening, for which they are thankful. She continues to be on restrictions, but not bed rest. Family is helping her with Hudson. Baby is well and still growing. Cody will return to West Michigan on May 19, Lord willing, and stay until the baby is born. The address for sending cards of encouragement is 7755 Durain Dr., Jenison, MI 49428. Please continue to keep Jess and the whole family in your prayers.
  • MANY THANKS to the Fairway family for your prayers, your visits and concerns and gifts of food and meals after my foot surgery. We all appreciated it so much! Special thanks to my mom, Esther Meeuwenberg and my sister, Janine Meeuwenberg, for all their help! – Andrea & Scott Wallinga and boys
  • THANK YOU, Fairway family, for your care and concern at the recent passing of our mom & grandma, Mary Brill. We appreciate all your loving support! – Doug & Jackie Brill, Sue & Steve Helder and familyTHANK YOU from Pastor Dave and his family! It has been a couple of months since Pastor Dave finished his work at Fairway and we still remember the wonderful send-off service of January 21. We are grateful to God for the love expressed to us on that day through gifts, conversations, and a wonderful worship service together. We are delighted with the arrival of Pastor Stan to lead Fairway during the interim and pray for God’s blessing on him and on our beloved Fairway.

 

News & Notes

Council Notes

At the council meeting held last Tuesday, April 17, the following were elected to serve as officers through April 2019:

               President – Ed Postma                                  Chair of Deacons – Kyle Kunnen

               Vice President – Ken Miedema                   Vice Chair of Deacons – Mike Weber

               Clerk – Scott Jongsma                                   Secretary of Deacons – Cherie Smith

Burger Bash

Wednesday, April 25, 5-7 PM

 

Join us for a Detroit Tigers Bus Trip! 

Anyone in church high school age or older is welcome to come along on Saturday, June 2, for the 4:10 game. The cost is $60 per person, which includes transportation on a charter bus, a ticket for the game, and door prizes! Exact time details will be coming soon, but we will leave around noon. Sign up in the narthex.     Payment should be placed in Rebeka Mesbergen's mailbox; checks may be made out to Rebeka Mesbergen. The deadline to sign up and pay for your tickets is May 7.

Zumba-Thon!

LADIES.... come try Zumba on May 11 and raise some funds for VBS!! Tickets are $10 which includes 2 raffle tickets for some fabulous prizes –  more raffle tickets available for purchase at the event. Doors open at 6:30 – Zumbathon runs from 6:45-8:15. This promises to be a fun night for a great purpose! All proceeds will go to the community dinner on the last night of VBS.

VBS Volunteer Registration Now Open!

VBS is June 25-28

Vacation Bible School is more than just a fun week – of course it’s fun!! VBS is also meant to help kids understand God's Word and put it into practice. We have an awesome theme this year: SUPERHEROES of faith. We will have a chance to hear and respond to how God equips and fills us to be superheroes of faith too! 

This is really the goal of all discipleship at every level – to hear and respond to God's Word. I hope that you will prayerfully consider giving your time to this kingdom building opportunity to reach kids in our community! It will be SUPER!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4ea8ac2da31-fairway

Save the Date

Fairway Line Dancing
May 18 at 6:30
Address: 611 - 32nd Ave. Hudsonville

We’re looking forward to a night of fun. You don't need to know how to line dance, we will have Cheryl Morales there to teach us. If you know how, we'd love for you to show us your stuff! Please bring a snack or appetizer to share and your own beverage.

Is your son or daughter graduating?

Graduate recognition Sunday is scheduled for May 20. Please check your mailbox today for a form to fill out. The deadline for getting the info to the office is May 6.

Spring Clean-up Day is this Saturday

April 28, 8:30 AM - noon

Please save Saturday, April 28 for the Annual Spring Clean-up Day at Fairway. Helpers of all ages are encouraged to come. 

Donuts & coffee will be provided. Bring your own work gloves, rakes & shovels.

Church Directory Updates

If you have an address or phone number change, or if you would like to add cell phone or email addresses to your church directory listing, please email Diane this week. The new directory will be printed next week. Thanks!

Opportunities to Connect with Others

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A DAY-TIME TRIAD? Please contact Trudie Holwerda if you would like to form a new triad that would meet on a weekday. A triad is a group of 3 (or sometimes 4) people who gather to study the Bible, share and pray together.

COFFEE BREAK – Ladies, we’ll gather on Thursdays at 9:30 AM at Signatures Coffee Shop (6375 Balsam Dr). Join us!

YAH GROUP: OUR NEXT BREAKFAST will be on Friday, May 4 at 8:30 AM at Hudsonville Rainbow Grill. Join us!

Zumba will meet this Monday & Thursday from 7-8 PM. Cost is $3 per class – join us!  

7AM MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Wednesday, April 25.

MEN’S SOFTBALL (ages 18+) will begin May 29 and go into August. Please join us for some fun at Hughes Park on Tuesday nights. Game times start as early as 6pm. Feel free to invite a friend, coworker, and/or neighbor and sign up in the Narthex. Call Rob Koetje with any questions.

MISSING SOME PURPLE GLASSES? Stop by the office to claim them!

 

 

Upcoming Events

CHURCH CAMPOUT - July 12-14, 2018 at Camp Michawana

REACHING OUT AUCTION - October 6, 2018

Check the church website Events page for the most up-to-date calendar of all activities.

 

Fairway Youth Ministry

TONIGHT – High School Youth Group at 5:30 PM

 

Order of Worship

April 22, 2018 - 10 AM

Gathering Song                                     “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”

Welcome (The Lord be with you… and also with you)

Announcements

* God Greets Us

* Songs of Praise                                        “How Great is Our God”

                                                                    “God Be Merciful to Me”

* Communal Prayer

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

* Scripture Reading: Psalm 103:1-5

*Song of Thanksgiving                                  “10,000 Reasons”

Passing the Peace

Prayer with the Children (Rebeka Mesbergen)

Installation of Office Bearers

Morning Prayer

Offering:                                                   Fairway’s General/Building Fund

Offertory                                                                            

Prayer for Illumination (Jean VanderSteen)

 Scripture Reading: John 17:1-23

 Message: “Becoming the Church Jesus Longs For: Unity”                                 Pastor Ed Tamminga

Prayer of Application

* Song of Response                                            “For the Cause”

* Parting Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.