Welcome to worship, sisters and brothers in Christ. May you hear God’s voice in a special way today. Please stay for coffee and conversation after the service. If you’re visiting, please stop by our Welcome Center for a gift!

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. We will have a combined class through the summer months.

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

We also offer a sensory-friendly worship area for morning services, available in the Music Room.

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.

CRC Weekly and Requested Community Announcements pages are available in the rack on the bulletin kiosk.


This Week's worship - July 21

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

Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing                                                      Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing

Text: Mark 8:27-38                                                                        Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

Offering: General/Building Fund                                                Offering: Crossroads Prison Ministry

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.

This evening Fairway is hosting the monthly combined evening worship service for the Jenison CRCs. 

Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week - Sunday, July 21

Nursery Check-in                       Liz Wiersema

Nursery                                        Liz Wiersema, Shelley Nibbelink, Taryn Landers

Children in Worship LaDawn Venema, Nichole DeBruin, Nora Wiersema

Sensory Room                           Rachel Seinen

Next SUNDAY's Worship - July 28

10:00 AM Worship                                                                          5:00 PM Worship

Preacher: Pastor Ed Tamminga                                                   Praise & Prayer Service

Text: James 3; Ephesians 4:29; Psalm 19:14                          

Offering: General/Building Fund                                                Offering: Crossroads Prison Ministry

Next week Sunday evening we will have a special service of praise and prayer. Please join us!  

Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, July 28

Nursery Check-in                       Julie Baker

Nursery                                        Beth Koop, Sue Herrema

Children in Worship Sara Stellema, Olivia Jansen, Ava Landstra

Sensory Room                           Rachel Oudbier

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Prayer Requests for July 21-27

  • JOHN HOEKSEMA (FG #6) was scheduled for knee replacement surgery on Thursday afternoon at Zeeland Hospital. Pray that the surgery and recovery go well.

  • MARK DYKEMA (FG #1) fell at home last weekend and fractured his kneecap. He was scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. Pray for good healing and recovery.

  • Congratulations to JENNA HEETHUIS (FG #1) and Rheadon Remy, who will be united in marriage this Saturday, July 27. As they begin their new home, pray that God will bless their lives together.

  • THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated to the food & commodities drive for the Georgetown Seniors. The items were well-received and much appreciated!

  • THANK YOU for your generous gift for our Isnag Bible reprint. We appreciate being able to share about the Isnags and our plan to reprint 10,000 copies when the Old Testament is completed. We would appreciate your prayers for Rudy Barlaan as he continues doing the final checking of our Isnag Old Testament. ~Nard Pugyao, Isnag Ministries Foundation/ Wycliffe Bible Translators

 News & Notes

Reaching Out Challenge

We’re getting close to our goal! So far we have raised $18,332 toward our goal of $20,000. We have 22 days to go in this generous match, so please contribute your gift soon!

Office Hours

Diane will be taking the day off on Thursday this week. The office will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Bulletin announcement requests should be emailed or called in by the end of the day on Thursday.

Opportunities to Connect with Others

YAH Group: OUR NEXT BREAKFAST will be on August 2 at 8:30 at Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville.

Zumba: Join us on Monday nights from 7-8 PM.  Cost is just $3 per class.        

COFFEE BREAK: All women are welcome to join us at Signatures for coffee on Thursday mornings at 9:45.

NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS NEEDED! Our next edition of “In the Fairway” will be distributed on August 18. If you would like to submit an article, please email it to Diane at office@fairwaycrc.org and to Jim VanderMay at jvdmay@att.net by August 5.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism. Do you love one of them? Please join us for the AUTISM AND SENSORY FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP on August 1 at 7:00 pm in the Youth Room.  Come enjoy fellowship with others in a similar situation in a judgment-free zone. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month, and everyone is welcome. Contact Kathy Boeve at autism-sensory@fairwaycrc.org with questions.  


Please Turn Out the Lights & Lock Up!!

If you are at church in the evening for a meeting, rehearsal, or other event, please make sure that all the lights are turned off and all the doors are locked when you leave. We have had several instances in the last few weeks when this has not happened. Please do your part to ensure the security and energy efficiency of our building.

Opportunities to Learn & Grow

WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will not meet this Wednesday. See you next week!


Fairway Garden Update

Ready to Pick Now

kale, lettuce, sugar snap peas

Ready soon

(you’re welcome to check on them and pick them if they’re ready)

pickling cucumbers, zucchini

OTHER Upcoming Events at Fairway


August 9-11 on the church grounds (outdoor service in the morning on 8/11)


Faith Formation Tip

Serving others together is an amazing way to help your family grow in faith. Loving your neighbor builds compassion and empathy—and it’s fun! You’ll find an awesome list of 35 kid-friendly service projects at tinyurl.com/KidServiceProjects. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Youth Group Events

SAVE THE DATE for End-of-Summer Pool Parties! Mark your calendars – dinner will be provided!

Junior High Pool Party – Wednesday, August 14 @ the Landstras’ – time TBD (dinnertime)

High School Pool Party – Thursday, August 15 @ the Bosses’ – 6:30-8:30 PM

More About Fairway

At Fairway we are learning to seek and grow disciples of Jesus. A disciple is not someone who has it all together, but follows the One who has it all together. That One is Jesus.

Jesus has made a way for imperfect people to meet the perfect God and gather with others who are also meeting Him. Disciples of Jesus experience grace and find community.

  • To learn more about being a disciple of Jesus, feel free to contact one of our pastors this week: Pastor Stan – 662-0828 or Pastor Ed – 662-8979.

  • Office hours for Diane Reed, Administrative Assistant: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8AM-4PM.

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

Not able to join us in person on Sunday? Tune in to our YouTube channel to watch our live streamed worship services. Search Fairway CRC.


Order of Worship - July 21


Greeting & Announcements                                                                                                        Chris Curia


* Songs of Praise                                        “Break Every Chain”

                                                                “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”

                                                         “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”


Passing the Peace

Children’s Blessing                                                                                                                                 

Morning Prayer                                                                                                                                          

Offering:                                   Fairway’s General/Building & Compassion Funds




Prayer for Illumination                                                                                                                Steve DeBruin

Scripture Reading: Mark 8:27-38                                                                                                Pastor Stan

Message:                                                               “Denying Self”                                                                                 

Prayer of Application

* Sending Song                                                “Revelation Song”


* Parting Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.