As God called the prophets and as Jesus called the disciples, the Holy Spirit has called us — to this time of worship and to life in God’s love always. Welcome – we’re so glad you’ve joined us for worship!
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.
CRC Weekly and Requested Community Announcements pages are available in the rack on the bulletin kiosk.
This Week's worship - February 10
10:00 AM Worship 5:00 PM Combined Worship Service
Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing hosted by Baldwin Street CRC
Text: 2 Corinthians 8:8-9:15 Preacher: Rev. Don VanSlyke
Offering: General/Building Fund Offering: Jenison Christian School
This morning we celebrate GEMS Sunday and look forward to the girls participating in our worship service. 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 we will gather with the other Jenison CRCs at Baldwin Street CRC for our monthly combined service. There will be opportunity for you to join a “Rise Up” choir during that service.
Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week Sunday - February 17
Nursery Check-in Julie Baker
Nursery Kim & Nichole DeBruin, Deb Vis
Little Lambs Missy Beimers, Dawn Hop, Abigail Reinhart, Tessa Hoeksema
Children in Worship (Pre-K) Jana Vugteveen, Rylie Landers, Paige Glass
Children in Worship (K) Jenn Quist, Hailey Koetje, Britta DeLong
Sensory Room Beth Buning
Next SUNDAY's Worship - February 24
10:00 AM Worship 5:00 PM Worship
Preacher: Pastor Bob Timmer Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing
Text: 2 Timothy 4:9-18 Text: 1 John 2:18-28
Offering: General/Building Fund Offering: Georgetown Harmony Homes
Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, February 24
Nursery Check-in Tracy VanderLugt
Nursery Ryan & Melissa Bebej, Jacob Buit
Little Lambs Missy Beimers, Dawn Hop, Abigail Reinhart, Tessa Hoeksema
Children in Worship (Pre-K) Erika Wykstra , Rylie Landers, Paige Glass
Children in Worship (K) Julie Baker, Hailey Koetje, Britta DeLong
Sensory Room Kathy Boeve
Prayer Requests for February 17-23
FROM OUR MISSIONARIES, CODY & JESSICA ZUIDERVEEN: Thanks for your prayers for us and our ministry here in Haiti. Please join us in praying for the peace of Port-au-Prince during this time of protests and demonstrations. Many people are upset about political corruption and have taken to the streets to protest as a result. Demonstrations began across the country on February 7 and are likely to continue into this week. We are safely waiting at home until we see how things progress. Thanks for joining us in prayer!
With the polar vortex, ice storms, and hazardous travel conditions, many people may be feeling isolated and lonely. Pray that they will feel the loving presence of God through the Holy Spirit, and pray that we will find ways that we can demonstrate Christ’s love to them.
THANK YOU for all your prayers following my rotator cuff surgery. Recovery is going well, but please continue to pray for additional healing and returning strength. ~ Steve Miedema
News & Notes
Cadet Fertilizer Sale
Our annual fundraiser will be beginning on Wednesday February 13 and running through March 6. An order form was placed in your mailbox today. Delivery will be on or around March 23 – the cadets will deliver your fertilizer! We are selling Scott’s fertilizer, lime, 12-12-12, and milorganite. If you would like to support the cadets but do not wish to purchase fertilizer we will gladly accept donations and we have them credited towards your giving with the treasurer. If you have any questions or if a cadet does not reach out to you but you would like to make a purchase or donation, please contact Mark Venema (340-6833) or Joe Westdorp (862-8673). Thank you for your support!
Opportunities to Connect with Others
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, February 18. Contact Ruth Veenstra (748-8380) for more information.
HOMEWORK HELP will meet again this Wednesday. If you would still like to volunteer to tutor or help with snacks, please contact Jackie Boss or Paul Beebe.
Zumba will meet this Monday & Thursday, 7-8PM. $3 per class. You’re welcome to join us!
BURGER BASH - SAVE THE DATE!! Our spring Burger Bash has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 10. Don’t miss out on this chance for a good meal, great conversation and an opportunity to support Fairway’s Youth Ministries!
Opportunities to Learn & Grow
ADULT ENRICHMENT – NEXT WEEK we will have a special speaker on the topic of autism and sensory issues. Please join us at 9AM in the GEMS Room.
WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will not meet again until February 27.
COFFEE BREAK will meet again this Thursday, 9:45-11AM. We’ll study lesson 6. Story Hour & Nursery provided – all women are welcome to come!
Calvin Seminary will host the GO AND TELL EVANGELISM SEMINAR on Saturday, March 23, 9:00am-Noon (Suggested Donation: $5) To Register Please Visit: www.covenant-crc.org/gotell. Go and Tell Evangelism Seminar is an easy and practical way to equip you to share the gospel. It is based on the Heidelberg Catechism. This three-hour seminar will provide you with the tools to “be active in sharing your faith” (Philemon 6) with others. Synod 2018 endorsed the Go and Tell Evangelism Seminar as one of their recommended resources for evangelism.
There’s still time to sign up for a fun night of March madness, bowling and fellowship at BAM in Holland on Friday, March 22, from 7-9pm. Cost is $10 per person; additional $7 if you decide to stay and play laser tag. Please pay Tracy VanderLugt cash, check or venmo. This event is for adults only. Sign up on the back counter!
The Cadets & GEMS will be holding their annual Derby Car Races on March 23 at Fairway. Car registration will begin at 4:15 and races will begin around 5 PM. The congregation is welcome to come out and watch the kids race! Pizza will be available for a donation. Will the Cadets be able to reclaim glory by defeating the GEMS, or will the girls retain the trophy? Come and see!
Our next Trivia Night has been rescheduled to March 16. More details to come!
Note From Council
At the January council meeting, the following members were placed in nomination to serve on the Fairway church council for a 3-year term starting in April of 2019:
· Pastoral Elder (4 needed): Dan Baker, Eric Boss, Jim DeJonge, Ken Schaaf, John Wilks
· Administrative Elder (1 needed): Ron Buit, Jim DeJonge, Kevin Jansen, John Wilks
· Pastoral Deacon (4 needed): Judy Dykema, Linda Elliott, Sandy Kiel, Linda Miedema, Nate VanderWal, Derek Wykstra
A congregational meeting will be held on the morning of March 17. The congregation will be asked to approve the slate of nominees, and then lots will be drawn to select those who will fill the needed positions. Please pray for this process and for all of the nominees.
Weekly Faith Formation Tip
Doubts aren’t a sign of weak faith—they’re evidence that people are wrestling with big questions. Create an atmosphere in your home that invites kids to ask questions, express doubts, and think and feel their way into the big questions of life. “What do you think about that?” is a very affirming question, no matter what your age is. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)
Upcoming Events at Fairway
TRIVIA NIGHT – March 16
MARCH MADNESS NIGHT – March 22 at BAM in Holland
DERBY CAR RACES – March 23
BURGER BASH – April 10
VBS 2019: “GET IN THE GAME” – June 24-27
CHURCH CAMPOUT 2019 – July 18-21
at Camp Michawana
CRAZY CAMPING OVERNIGHTER – August 9-11
TONIGHT – February 17: Jr. High Bowling Night Parents, please drop your kids off at 5 at Fairlanes and pick them back up a little before 7. Dinner will be provided!
· February 24: Sr. High Outing
· March 4: Jr. High Saint Patrick's Day Party (5:00-7:00)
· March 10: Sr. High March Madness Party (5:00-7:00)
Cincinnati Service Trip: June 9-15
Sr. High Timber Wolf Summer Camp Trip: June 13-18
Jr. High Clearwater Cove Camp Trip: July 28-Aug 4
Backpacking Trips: Tetons (July 2-10), Wilderness Ranch (July 19-28), Jr. High Northbound (July 28-Aug 4)
PROFESSION OF FAITH CLASSES will be held again this spring for anyone who is considering taking this step in your faith journey! Classes will take place on Sunday afternoons, 3:30-4:30, in March and April. Each week, we'll dive into a different topic of the spiritual journey:
March 10 | Introduction: Professing Your Faith
March 17 | Belief: What does faith mean?
March 24 | Beloved: Who am I?
April 7 | Belonging: Where do I fit in the Church?
Let Chris know if you’re interested!
CADETS (for boys in 3rd-8th grades) and GEMS (for girls in 3rd-8th grades) will meet this Wednesday, February 20. 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.
Order of Worship - February 17
Greeting and Announcements
* Songs of Praise “How Great Is Our God” with “How Great Thou Art”
“Who You Say I Am”
GEMS Litany (read responsively)
Song of Response “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
Passing the Peace
GEMS Song “He Is With Us”
Prayer with the Children
Offering: Fairway’s General/Building Fund
Prayer for Illumination Rick Bouwkamp
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
Message: “Be a Blessing: abounding in every good work” Pastor Stan
* Sending Song “Blessed Be Your Name”
* Parting Blessing
* Parting Song “My Friends, May You Grow In Grace”
(GEMS & former GEMS/Calvinettes sing the first time, everyone joins on the second time)
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.