Welcome

We’re so glad you’ve joined us on this second Sunday in the season of Lent. Even amid Lent we live in the light of Easter, and every Sabbath celebrates salvation! Welcome to worship, to forgiveness, to everlasting life.

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 - March 17

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

Preacher: Pastor Ed Tamminga                                   with the other Jenison CRCs @ Cottonwood

Text: Exodus 12:1-11                                                      Text: Genesis 27:1-40

Offering: General/Building Fund                               Offering: Back to God Ministries Int’l

After our morning worship service today, a congregational meeting will be held in order to approve the slate of nominees to fill elder and deacon positions beginning in April. 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.

There will also 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 - March 17

Nursery Check-in                         Tracy VanderLugt

Nursery                                        Anne & Will Kamstra, Teke Swartzel

Little Lambs          Karen DeVries, Erin, Josh & Tyler Rotman

Children in Worship (Pre-K) Melissa Bebej, Emma Baker, Nichole DeBruin

Children in Worship (K) Erika Wykstra, Hayley Troeger, Jacob Buit

Sensory Room                           LaDawn Venema

Next SUNDAY's Worship - March 24

10:00 AM Worship                                                             5:00 PM Worship

Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing                                         Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing

Text: Psalm 116, Luke 22:14-20                                        Text: 1 John 2:29-3:10

Offering: General/Building Fund                                    Offering: Starlight Ministries

 

Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, March 24

Nursery Check-in                        Julie Baker

Nursery                                        Gwen & Britta DeLong, Dawn Hop

Little Lambs          Karen DeVries, Erin, Josh & Tyler Rotman

Children in Worship (Pre-K) Melissa Bebej, Emma Baker, Nichole DeBruin

Children in Worship (K) Erika Wykstra, Hayley Troeger, Jacob Buit

Sensory Room                           Rachelle Koetje

 

 
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Prayer Requests for March 17-23

  • LOIS OPPENHUIZEN (FG #5) will be having surgery on Thursday, March 21, to address the endometrial cancer with which she was diagnosed. Pray that the surgery goes well and that it will bring about complete healing for Lois.

  • SANDY PLANTINGA (FG #7) underwent a second procedure for varicose veins on Wednesday. Pray that these procedures will bring relief from the pain and swelling she has been experiencing.

  • KAREN GREVENGOED (FG #6) had ankle surgery this past Tuesday to correct a number of issues. She will need to stay off that foot for three weeks. Pray that this surgery will produce good results and that Karen’s recovery will be swift.

  • Congratulations to CALEB RIDDERING (FG #10), who is celebrating his 18th birthday this Wednesday, March 20! Give thanks for the seeds of faith that God has planted in Caleb’s heart, and pray that he will continue to grow as a disciple of Christ.

 

News & Notes

Note From Council

As we discern God's will for our church, Council has decided to open the offices of Elder and Pastor to women at this time. With this decision, we invite you to pray for unity in our church. Just as Christ prayed for oneness with God and among believers, in John 17, we welcome prayer for each member of our community to remain focused on our mission to seek and grow disciples. No matter how each of us may receive this news, may we remain a community committed to spreading unto the world the grace and peace of the Christ whose gospel has transformed each of our lives.

Care Gram for Missions

Please stop by the table in the foyer and sign the Care Gram for our missionary, Kathy VanderKloet. Kathy is serving in Nigeria with Resonate Global Mission, our denomination’s mission/outreach agency. Jot a quick note of greeting and encouragement to let her know we’re praying for her and supporting her work!

Christian Education Assistance

If you are thinking about Christian Education for the 2019-2020 school year and need financial assistance, please look for the Christian Education Assistance packets on the information desk. Please also note that the deadline to apply is April 1.

Opportunities to Connect with Others

YAH Group: Our next BREAKFAST is Friday, April 5 at 8:30 AM at the Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville. We will have a REGULAR MEETING (with finger food) on Sunday, April 7 at 6PM, with our speaker, Sy Ellens, an artist whose art has won many awards and is displayed in collections around the world. Find out more about him and see his art at www.syellens.com.  

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!

Kids Hope USA Mentors and Prayer Partners, please gather in the GEMS room after worship this morning for a time of refreshment, encouragement and fellowship. Thank you for all that you do for our kids at West Elementary. You are making a huge difference in these kids’ lives!

VBS – Get In the Game!!

SUMMER is coming and that means VBS is approaching! We NEED your help! If you are already planning and able to Get In The Game with us, please contact Tracy VanderLugt or Kellie Wilks so we can get you on our volunteer lists, or check out the sign ups on the counters in the narthex. Come be part of this amazing week where we get to live out our church’s mission of seeking and growing disciples! June 24th -27th come Get In the Game with us!  

 Opportunities to Learn & Grow

ADULT ENRICHMENT concludes next week (the 24th) with a look at the life of Jacob and Joseph from "Studies in Genesis."

WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will not meet this Wednesday, March 20. Join us next Wednesday, March 27, at 7AM for a great time of learning and discussion!  

COFFEE BREAK will have our brunch this Thursday, 9:45-11AM. This will be our last meeting for this season.

March Madness/Bowling

This Friday is our March Madness night at BAM in Holland on Friday, March 22, from 7-9pm. See Tracy VanderLugt if you have any questions.

Derby Races

The Cadets & GEMS will be holding their annual Derby Car Races this Saturday, 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!

Weekly Faith Formation Tip

LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP - Lent is a time of self-examination. In your family time, ask some of these questions: Did I love people today like Jesus would love them? Did I do things I wish I hadn’t done, or were there things I should have done that I didn’t? Pray together about those things. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

 

Upcoming Events at Fairway

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

Youth Group

·         TODAY, March 17: Jr. High St. Patrick’s Day party (5:00-7:00)

·         FYM March Madness: This year, Junior High and High School students will be able to make brackets for the upcoming March Madness Tournament! More info for Selection Sunday happenings will be sent out next week, once the actual time of the Selection Sunday broadcast is announced. On March 22, the first rounds of games will be streamed in the youth room. Kids are welcome to come after school to watch the games over food and snacks.

BURGER BASH: This year’s Burger Bash is April 10 (the Wednesday after Spring Break), and we’re looking for volunteers! If you or your child are able and willing to help by serving, cleaning up, and/or providing a dish, please let Chris know!

Kids’ Korner

CADETS (for boys in 3rd-8th grades) and GEMS (for girls in 3rd-8th grades) will meet at 7PM this Wednesday. 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. Next Sunday, March 24, will be our last class for this school year.

 

Order of Worship - March 17

Gathering Song                           “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”                                        

Greeting and Announcements

Call to Worship

* Songs of Praise                                        “Be Unto Your Name”

                                                                   “All the Poor and Powerless”

Responsive Reading

Song of Response                                             “The First Place”

Passing the Peace

Prayer with the Children                                                                                                           Pam Heethuis

Morning Prayer                                                                                                                                

Offering:                                               Fairway’s General/Building Fund

Offertory

Prayer for Illumination                                                                                                              Ken Miedema

Scripture Reading: Exodus 2:1-11

Message:                                                “Unleavened Bread - Matza”                          Pastor Ed Tamminga

Prayer of Application

Song of Response                                         “O Praise the Name”

* Parting Blessing

* Parting Song                                                “Go To the World”

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.