Bulletin 1-21-18

January 21, 2018

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with Grow, from John 15. It is also Cadet Sunday, and our Cadets and their Leaders will participate in the service.

 

Our second offering will be for the Cadets.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with Guide, from Acts 2.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Hope Unexpected, an organization that nurtures, empowers, and equips young single mothers by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ. This cause was chosen by the deacons for Sanctity of Life Sunday.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Virginia Boonstra continues to struggle with infection and spent time in the hospital last week.

 

Carol Binnendyk had emergency gallbladder surgery last week. She has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

 

We offer our sympathy to Joe and Pam Johnson and family in the death of Pam’s mother. Vistitation will be held Saturday, January 20 at Westend Church from 1-3 PM.

 

Today you are asked to remember our shut-ins in some way. They are; Carol Binnendyk, Harry Boersma, Virginia Boonstra, Chuck Cheslek, Melita DeVries, Dianna Elliott, Phyllis Flietstra, Bill Hop, Karen Hop, Gerald Horstman, Mary Koets, Faye Lazzarini, Phyllis Lehrke, Clarence and Lucy Maat, Kathy Molewyk, Jean Near, Eileen Stehouwer, Alida Terpstra, Pete Teitsma, John Timmer, Marjorie Tuit and Ron Verhey.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Small groups meet once or twice a month to do life and to grow in faith together. If you are interested in joining one, you may sign up on the table in the fellowship center or talk to Jamison.

 

Kids Hope Mentors, this Wednesday thru Friday are half days at Shawmut Hills. There will be no tutoring those days.

 

Safe Church training will be held this Thursday evening at 6:30 in our fellowship center. If you are a teacher, leader, mentor, council member, nursery or children’s worship worker who has not had the training in the last 3 years, please plan to attend.

 

Boots are needed at Shawmut Hills. If you have any gently used kids’ boots that you are willing to donate, please put them in the box near the mailboxes. Thank you.

 

DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group meets here at Westend, starting Tuesday, January 23, at 6:30 PM for 13 weeks. Seminar sessions include Facing My Anger, Facing My Loneliness, New Relationships, KidCare and Forgiveness. For more information, contact Doug or Deb Stapley at 616-915-7664 or dstapley5@sbcglobal.net.

 

Classis GR North will hold a retreat at the Maranatha Conference Center in Muskegon February 2 and 3. Members of the congregation who are involved in ministry are invited to attend at no cost. If you are interested, please contact the church office ASAP so that registration may be made.

 

Christian School Tuition Assistance for 2018-2019 school year. Information packets will be available soon, and appointments with financial advisor Scott Brouwer are set for:

Thursday evening, March 15 at 6:45, 7:15, and 7:45

Friday afternoon, March 16 at 4:30, 5:00, 5;30, and 6:00

Saturday morning, March 17 at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00

Please call the church office, 453.3077, for an appointment.

 

THANK YOU

 

Thank you to everyone who came out Wednesday for the ham dinner. I appreciate all those who donated food and desserts. Thanks to Al Broene for hooking us up with the ham – twice! Over $850 was donated to our Summer Mission Trip. I appreciate all the ways this church supports our students! ~ Brian

 

Thank you for your prayers, visits, cards, and other expressions of care and concern following Todd’s fall. After seven weeks of therapy at Mary Free Bed, he has been transferred to another rehab facility to continue his recovery. ~ Gord & Marcia Cappendyk

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet this afternoon at 3:45. We will continue our series on the Bible with the lesson Why the Ugly?

 

  • Save Saturday, February 10, for tubing at Cannonsburg. Please note change of date!

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet this evening at 6. We will continue our series on the Bible with the lesson What’s the Resolution?

 

  • Save Saturday, February 3. We’re going downtown to hear River City Improv, a group of Calvin College grads who put on an interactive comedy program. Time is 6:45-10:00. Cost is $5. Bring your friends!

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 1/21

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   New Member Orientation

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

TUESDAY – 1/23

12:30 PM   CRH Folding

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/24

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

7:00 PM   Council

 

THURSDAY – 1/25

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet

6:30 PM   Safe Church

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 1/28

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   ExtremeLIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, January 21

Nursery

Stephanie Payton, Michelle and Hannah Terrell, Jennifer VanStrien

 

Children’s Worship

Bethany and Faith Hoekzema, Jill Graybill, Elise Kole

 

Sight/Sound Operators

M Falk, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

NEXT SUNDAY, January 28

Nursery

Amalia Mulder, Luanne, Faith and Grant Hoekzema

 

Children’s Worship

Lorie Miller, Hannah Smallegan

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Heys, J VanGroningen

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 1-14   weekly goals

Ministries  $   10,131    10,922

Chr Ed       $     1,202      1,787

Bulletin 1-14-18

January 14, 2018

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with the message Give, from 1 Corinthians 12.

 

The second offering will be for Christian Education.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with Grow, from John 15. It will also be Cadet Sunday, and our Cadets and their Leaders will participate in the service.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Cadets.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Martha Besteman recently had a stroke. She is now recovering in her home, and requests prayers but no visitors.

 

Carol Binnendyk had gallbladder surgery. She hopes to be released from the hospital by now.

 

Virginia Boonstra has moved to the nursing section of the Christian Rest Home.

 

Connie Meekhof had surgery to remove her thyroid and the biopsy found it to be cancerous. The prognosis is good, but she will receive some radiation treatments as a precaution.

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND

 

Grateful for God’s amazing gifts, we:

gather for joyful worship of God,

give ourselves in loving service,

grow in faith and love,

guide people to Jesus Christ.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

New Member Orientation. If you’ve been thinking about making Westend your official church home, you are invited to a New Member Orientation led by Pastor Kory. We will meet next Sunday, January 21, in the Café after church. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. Learn more about Westend, our ministries, and how you can be a part of it. Sign up on the table in the Fellowship Center.

 

Are you looking for a way to get involved in Children’s Ministry? Alisha is in need of ongoing help with busy work (copying, sorting) for Sunday School, Children’s Worship, and the children’s activity bags. If you are interested, please contact Alisha.

 

This Wednesday will be the youth-sponsored Community (post) Christmas Ham Dinner! Come for ham, potatoes, veggies, and homemade desserts. You know it will be fabulous!

 

Our first Feeding America truck of the new year is also Wednesday. Please sign up to help if you can. There are also envelopes by the sign up sheet for any who wish to contribute toward the Feeding America truck.

 

Ministry Directors will meet this Wednesday evening at 6.

 

The shut-in visiting team will meet this Thursday morning at 9:30 in the Café.

 

The Ladies’ Thursday afternoon Bible study meets this week. We will study Psalm 139 (a re-schedule from the January 4 canceled study). New members are welcome!

 

The Thursday evening ladies group starts a new study this Thursday evening at 6:30 in the Café, and will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month for 7 sessions. Priscilla Shirer’s video-based study Discerning the Voice of God will be used. Please join us. If you have questions, or wish to reserve a study guide, contact Faye Kragt at fayekragt@gmail.com.

 

The deacons are looking for a volunteer to provide two members with a ride to and from church on the third Sunday of each month. If you are willing to help, please contact Julie VanGroningen.

 

DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group meets here at Westend, starting Tuesday, January 23, at 6:30 PM for 13 weeks. Seminar sessions include Facing My Anger, Facing My Loneliness, New Relationships, KidCare and Forgiveness. For more information, contact Doug or Deb Stapley at dstapley5@sbcglobal.net.

 

Safe Church training will be held Thursday, January 25, 6:30 PM in our fellowship center. If you are a teacher, leader, mentor, council member, nursery or children’s worship worker who has not had the training in the last 3 years, please plan to attend.

 

You may have noticed that Westend no longer assigns members to visit Gold Ave Church. However, anyone is still welcome to visit Gold Ave at 10 AM any Sunday.

 

Beginning in February we will no longer take a food collection for Gold Ave Pantry, as it has now become an emergency only pantry. Any financial contributions designated Food Pantry will now be directed to Feeding America.

 

THANK YOU

 

I would like to thank my Westend family for all the nice Christmas cards and also the beautiful poinsettia.

~ Virginia Boonstra

 

Thank you all so much for the poinsettia and the many Christmas cards. I enjoy reading and re-reading all of them.

~ Gerald Horstman

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday at 3:45.

 

  • Save Friday, February 9, for tubing at Cannonsburg. More details coming.

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet this evening at 6

 

  • Our fundraising ham dinner is this Wednesday. Please be on time for your work shift.

 

  • Save Saturday, February 3. We’re going to River City Improv! Cost is $5.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The annual Memorial Service for the Unborn will be held today at 2 PM at St Jude Catholic Church on 4 Mile Road. This is sponsored by GR Right to Life and is an opportunity to remember the 58 million children who have lost their lives in the 45 years since the legalization of abortion. Speaker will be Mary Verwys. Diapers will be collected. For more information, visit www.grrtl.org/memorial for more.

 

VIS opportunity. Jennie, a resident of Grandview Apartments, is homebound and in need of someone to get her groceries for her once a month. If you can help, please contact rtymes@visgr.org.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 1/14

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

TUESDAY – 1/16

7:00 PM   Christian Ed

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/17

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

4:30 PM   Feeding America

5:30 PM   Community Dinner

6:30 PM   Westend Wednesday

– GEMS and Cadets

– Bible Study

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/17

6:00 PM   Ministry Directors

 

THURSDAY – 1/18

9:30 AM   Shut in visit team

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 1/21

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   New Member Orientation

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, January 14

Nursery

Hannah Smallegan, Jill Helms

 

Children’s Worship

Kristin and Lexi Veltema, Holly Milanowski

 

Sight/Sound Operators

A Rodenhouse, J Smith

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans

 

NEXT SUNDAY, January 21

Nursery

Stephanie Payton, Michelle and Hannah Terrell, Jennifer VanStrien

 

Children’s Worship

Bethany and Faith Hoekzema, Jill Graybill, Elise Kole

 

Sight/Sound Operators

M Falk, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 1-7             weekly goals

Ministries        $   10,039     10,922

Chr Ed             $     1,260       1,787

Faith Pr           $     2,686

Bulletin 1-7-18

January 7, 2018

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with the message Gather, from Revelation 7.

 

Our second offering will be for Faith Promise.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with the message Give, from 1 Corinthians 12.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Christian Education.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

On Saturday, Deb and Rachael Stapley leave for North Carolina, working with World Renew on Hurricane Matthew response. Please pray for them and the work they will do there.

 

THANK YOU

 

Thank you to our wonderful church family for the numerous Christmas and get well cards, beautiful poinsettia plant, and many prayers. They helped to brighten the season for me.

~ Phyllis VanHeest

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

New Member Orientation. If you’ve been thinking about making Westend your official church home, you are invited to a New Member Orientation led by Pastor Kory. We will meet Sunday, January 21, in the Cafe after church. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. Learn more about Westend, our ministries, and how you can be a part of it. Sign up on the table in the Fellowship Center.

 

Today we resume our Bible study with Dr Dan Kroeze. Come at 5:30, and bring a snack to share if you would like to.

 

Griffins Hockey Night! Watch the Griffins play the Cleveland Monsters this Friday, January 12. Game starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $13. RSVP and payment are due TODAY to Jamison.

 

The deacons are looking for a volunteer to provide two members with a ride to and from church the third Sunday of each month. If you are willing to help, please contact Julie VG.

 

We are in need of more teachers for Children’s Worship this winter for the 3s & 4s and K-2nd grade groups. Sign up in the back of church or use these links:

www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aaa62ba1f49-fall

www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aaa62ba1f49-childrens

 

Book Club meets January 11. The book to read is Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom.

 

January 17 will be the youth-sponsored Community (post) Christmas Ham Dinner! Come for ham, potatoes, veggies, and dessert. You know it will be fabulous!

 

Our first Feeding America truck of the new year is coming January 17. Please sign up to help if you can. There are also envelopes by the sign up sheet for any who wish to contribute toward the Feeding America truck.

 

The shut-in visiting team will meet Thursday, January 18, at 9:30 in the Café.

 

The Thursday evening ladies group starts a new study January 18 at 6:30 in the Café, and will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month for 7 months. Priscilla Shirer’s video based study Discerning the Voice of God will be used. Please join us. If you have questions, or wish to reserve a study guide, contact Faye.

 

Safe Church training will be held Thursday, January 25, 6:30 PM. If you are a teacher, leader, mentor, or council member who has not had the training in the last 3 years, please plan to attend.

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet this afternoon at 3:45 and take a look at What Makes the Bible So Compelling?
  • Griffins! We’ll take in a game this Friday. Meet at church at 6 for pizza, then head out to the game. RSVP is due TODAY! Cost $13.

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet the evening at 6 and take a look at What Makes the Bible So Compelling?
  • Griffins! Check the JRock announcement.
  • We meet next Sunday at 6 PM.
  • Our fundraising ham dinner is January 17. Sign up with Brian if you haven’t yet done so.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VIS opportunity. Jennie, a resident of Grandview Apartments, is homebound and in need of someone to get her groceries for her once a month. If you can help, please contact rtymes@visgr.org.

 

The annual Memorial Service for the Unborn will be held January 14, 2 PM at St Jude Catholic Church on 4 Mile Road. This is sponsored by GR Right to Life and is an opportunity to remember the 58 million children who have lost their lives in the 45 years since the legalization of abortion. Speaker will be Mary Verwys. Diapers will be collected. Visit www.grrtl.org/memorial for more.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 1/7

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study with D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

MONDAY – 1/8

7:00 PM   Ad Board

7:00 PM   Outreach Team

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/10

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

 

THURSDAY – 1/11

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet

12:30 PM   CRH Folding

7:00 PM   Book Club

 

FRIDAY – 1/12

6:00 PM   JRock pizza, hockey

7:00 PM   Griffins Hockey

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 1/14

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, January 7

Nursery

Christy Prins, Haley, Lilly and Luke Weesies, Kerri Robinson

 

Children’s Worship

Jennifer VanStrien

 

Sight/Sound Operators

R Dykstra, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

Myers, M Ouwinga, Shultzes

 

NEXT SUNDAY, January 14

Nursery

Hannah Smallegan, Jill Helms

 

Children’s Worship

Kristin and Lexi Veltema, Holly Milanowski

 

Sight/Sound Operators

A Rodenhouse, J Smith

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 12-31         weekly goals

Ministries         $ 16,289       10,922

Chr Ed               $  1,680         1,787

Other Way        $     681

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 12-31-17

December 31, 2017

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory will begin a new sermon series titled Now What? with the message Grateful, from Galatians 5.

 

Our second offering will be for Other Way Ministries.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with the message Gather, from Revelation 7.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Faith Promise.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Bette Bomhof went to be with her Lord on December 22. A private service has been held. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, January 9, 3-5 and 7-9 at Alt Shawmut on Lake Michigan Drive.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

This Wednesday is Westend Wednesday! Our Community Dinner menu this week has lasagna, pizza, mac & cheese, hot dogs, salad and dessert. Come for the meal, stay for GEMS, Cadets, Bible study, and conversation.

 

GEMS, come ready to celebrate our after-Christmas party this Wednesday. It is never the wrong time to rejoice and have fun together. See you there!

 

Please sign up if you are willing to help at our Community Dinners. The January dates are 3, 17, and 31.

 

We are in need of more teachers for Children’s Worship this winter for the 3s & 4s and K-2nd grade groups. Sign up in the back of church or use these links:

www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aaa62ba1f49-fall

www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aaa62ba1f49-childrens

 

Two people are needed to help prepare and serve coffee, juice, and cookies after church just once a month. Contact Jamison Worst or Tom Byle.

 

The Ladies’ Thursday Bible study meets this week. We will study Psalm 139. New members are welcome!

 

Our GEMS Calvin College Ladies’ basketball game is this Saturday afternoon, January 6. Be sure to look for your permission slip in the mail and remember to bring it to the meeting this Wednesday. Details are on the permission slip. Questions? Ask Mrs Bustraan or Mrs Kok.

 

Next Sunday we will resume our evening Bible study time with Dr Dan Kroeze. Come at 5:30, and bring a snack to share if you would like to.

 

Book Club meets January 11. The book to read is Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom.

 

Griffins Hockey Night! Join us and watch the Griffins take down the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, January 12. Game starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $13. RSVP and payment are due Sunday, January 7, to Jamison Worst.

 

Did you miss the community dinner December 13? We all did, thanks to the Michigan weather, but that won’t keep our youth group down! Keep January 17 open in your schedule so you can come for a re-do of the youth-sponsored (post)Christmas ham dinner!

 

Our first Feeding America truck of the new year is coming January 17. Please sign up to help if you can. There are also envelopes by the sign up sheet for any who wish to contribute toward the Feeding America truck.

 

THANK YOU

 

Thanks, Westenders, for the Christmas cards and wishes you sent my way. Also for the beautiful poinsettia Becky and Bob Katsma delivered. It is such a joy to be remembered during the holidays and to feel the love of the Westend family. ~ Melita DeVries

 

We would like to thank you for remembering us at this season. We wish God’s blessings on all of you. ~ Clarence & Lucy Maat

 

Thank you to all the volunteers who help in nursery, Children’s Worship, and Sunday School! We can’t run these great children’s ministry programs without you! ~ Alisha Myers

 

Thank you for the prayers and cards, and Pastor Kory’s visits during my stay in the hospital. It was nice to be remembered by the people of Westend. ~ Chuck & Kris Tumbling

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday at 3:45.

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday at 6 PM.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND

 

Grateful for God’s amazing gifts, we:

gather for joyful worship of God,

give ourselves in loving service,

grow in faith and love,

guide people to Jesus Christ.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 12/31

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

MONDAY – 1/1

Happy New Year!

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/3

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

5:30 PM   Community Dinner

6:30 PM   Westend Wednesday

– GEMS and Cadets

– Bible Study

 

THURSDAY – 1/4

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

5:30 PM   Small group study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 1/7

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study with D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, December 31

Nursery

Margie Broene, Ambrosia Phillips, Lexi Cappendyk

 

Children’s Worship

Wendy Burghgraef

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Worst

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Winegars

 

NEXT SUNDAY, January 7

Nursery

Christy Prins, Haley, Lilly and Luke Weesies, Kerri Robinson

 

Children’s Worship

Jennifer VanStrien

 

Sight/Sound Operators

R Dykstra, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, L VanderKlipp

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 12-24 weekly goals

Ministries  $ 13,677     10,922

Chr Ed       $   2,703       1,787

Bulletin 12-24-17

December 24, 2017

TODAY

 

Today Pastor Kory continues the Advent sermon series. The message, Waiting with Bated Breath, is from Isaiah 35.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

 

Come tomorrow morning at 9:45 as we joyfully celebrate our Savior’s birth. Pastor Kory will conclude the series on waiting with When the Wait is Over.

 

Children from preschool to 2nd grade will be dismissed during the service for a Christmas activity in the Café.

The offering will be for New City Kids.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory begins a new sermon series Now What? with the message Grateful.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Other Way Ministries.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Bette Bomhof continues to receive Hospice care and is declining.

 

Pete Teitsma is now at Stonebridge Manor receiving Hospice Care.

 

Chuck Tumbling remains at St Mary’s Hospital.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Needed – a 2nd semester catechism teacher for the 6th – 8th graders. Classes begin in January. Please see Bethany Hoekzema.

 

Volunteer opportunity. Do you enjoy coffee and cookies after church? Two people are needed to help prepare and serve coffee, juice, and cookies after church just once a month. Contact Jamison Worst or Tom Byle.

 

Did you miss the community dinner December 13? We all did, thanks to the Michigan weather, but that won’t keep our youth group down! Keep January 17 open in your schedule so you can come for a re-do of the youth-sponsored (post)Christmas ham dinner!

 

A sign up sheet is out for anyone willing to help at future Community Dinners. The January dates are 3, 17 (youth group for that one) and 31.

 

Our first Feeding America truck of the new year is coming January 17. Please sign up to help if you can. There are also envelopes by the sign up sheet for any who wish to contribute toward the Feeding America truck.

 

THANK YOU

 

Thank you so much for the wonderful response for jewelry for MCFS. The ladies there were thrilled with the beautiful items. Thanks to DeVries Jewelry for donating and replacing all the watch batteries, and to Ray Breen for making necklace display boards. The MCFS bazaar profit was over $8,000! God is so good!  ~ Mar Hoekzema

 

Thank you to everyone for your beautiful cards and lovely poinsettia. I appreciate that you remembered me again this year. Also, thanks to the GEMS for the special work to make the bag so pretty. ~ Mary Koets

 

I want to thank you all for the beautiful Christmas cards and the lovely poinsettia. It took me hours to read all the cards!  ~ Phyllis Lehrke

 

To my Westend family, thank you for sharing your holiday joy with me by sending so many cards and notes. You brightened my days by filling my mailbox! I pray that you will have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year! ~ Eileen Stehouwer

 

It was special to receive the many lovely Christmas greetings and gifts, presented in a beautifully decorated gift bag. Thank you. I was surprised seeing my name on the shut-in list, but most appreciative. My vision and lung condition remain stable for which I give thanks. Thanks too for the poinsettia, as well as Bob and Backy Katsma’s visit. I have missed worshiping with you and am so thankful that God has sent a shepherd to lead you. Blessings, with Christian love to all of you. ~ Alida Terpstra

 

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for our granddaughter Norah. She is doing well and is home.  ~ Floyd & Nancy Veenstra

 

YOUTH

 

Holiday Chill-Out! All JRock, LIFE and AfterLIFE students are invited to hang out at Craig’s Cruisers this Wednesday, December 27, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Cost is $15-$20 depending on how may activities you participate in. Meet at Westend and head out together to Craig’s for an afternoon of fun! Call Brian with questions, and pass the word.

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND

 

Grateful for God’s amazing gifts, we:

gather for joyful worship of God,

give ourselves in loving service,

grow in faith and love,

guide people to Jesus Christ.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 12/24

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

MONDAY – 12/25

9:45 AM   Christmas Worship

 

TUESDAY – 12/26

12:30 PM   CRH Folding

 

WEDNESDAY – 12/27

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

11:30 AM   Youth Chill-Out

 

THURSDAY – 12/28

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 12/31

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, December 24

Nursery

Holly and Brianna Milanowski, Jamie and Isabel Mata, Wendy Burghgraef

 

Children’s Worship

Alison Petroelje

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Kuiper-Heys, J VanGroningen

 

NEXT SUNDAY, December 31

Nursery

Margie Broene, Ambrosia Phillips, Lexi Cappendyk

 

Children’s Worship

Wendy Burghgraef

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Winegars

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 12-17       weekly goals

Ministries   $  10,995     10,922

Chr Ed         $       815         1,787

Benev          $       499

Bulletin 12-17-17

December 17, 2017

TODAY

 

Today Pastor Kory continues the Advent sermon series. The message, Waiting with Activity, is from Isaiah 61. We will also have the children’s Christmas program during the morning service.

Come this evening at 5:30 for our Candlelight Service. We will worship through songs and readings. An offering for Mel Trotter Ministries will be collected in the narthex as you leave the service.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the Advent sermon series. The message, Waiting with Bated Breath, is from Isaiah 35.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Christian Education.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Bette Bomhof is now receiving hospice care. Her family has asked for prayers, but no visitors.

 

Mark Koning’s surgery went well last week. He is scheduled for more surgery tomorrow to prepare his body for radiation on his lungs.

 

Stephanie Payton had a clear MRI last week! Give thanks!

 

Mike Smallegan had surgery on his sinuses last week. All went well and he is recovering at home.

 

Tryson Smallegan’s surgery went well. He is recovering at home.

 

Stephanie and Jason Smith are expecting triplets! Hopefully the babies won’t arrive before May. They would appreciate your prayers and support as they deal with a high-risk pregnancy and big changes to come.

 

Chuck Tumbling has returned to St Mary’s Hospital.

 

Lawrn VanderKlipp has been able to return home. Chemo and radiation treatments will begin after Christmas.

 

Marilyn VanderKlok is waiting for surgery to remove a cancerous growth on her foot.

 

Phyllis VanHeest is now recovering from last week’s surgery in the skilled nursing care area of Covenant Village.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Who greeted you this morning? Your Care Group 4 greeters were Larry and Diane Maat, and Gerald and Joan Miller.

 

Choir members – we rehearse today at 3:30 in the sanctuary.

 

Today is the last day to bring gift items for Shawmut Hills kids and their families. Their Wish List includes toys for all ages (newborn to late teen), basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, socks, underwear, slippers, sweats, hoodies, blankets, uniform shirts (polo shirts in red, black or blue), and gift sets (body wash, lotion). Donations may be placed, unwrapped, under the tree in the fellowship center today.

 

Kids Hope mentors – there will be no tutoring beginning this Friday, December 22, until school resumes Monday, January 8.

 

Needed – a 2nd semester catechism teacher for the 6th – 8th graders. Classes begin in January. Please see Bethany Hoekzema.

 

A sign up sheet is out for anyone willing to help at future Community Dinners. Also, keep in mind we will need helpers for the Wednesdays when we have the Feeding America truck coming. Those dates are January 17, February 21, and March 21.

 

If inclement weather warrants the cancelation of our worship services or Westend Wednesday activities, announcements will be made on TV13, TV8, the Westend Facebook page, and on the church answering machine.

 

THANK YOU

 

I would like to thank my Westend family who sent me cards and a poinsettia. Also, thanks to the GEMS who decorated the bags and cards. I’m so grateful for all my Westend family and how grateful I am to have Rev Plockmeyer and Lauren and family among us.    ~ Faye Lazzarini

 

SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL SERVICES

 

Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Program, 9:45 AM

Sunday, December 17 – Candlelight Service, 5:30 PM

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day Worship, 9:45 AM

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND

 

Grateful for God’s amazing gifts, we:

gather for joyful worship of God,

give ourselves in loving service,

grow in faith and love,

guide people to Jesus Christ.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 12/17

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Worship – SS program

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:30 PM   Choir Rehearsal

5:30 PM   Candlelight Service

 

TUESDAY – 12/19

7:00 PM   Christian Ed meeting

 

WEDNESDAY – 12/20

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

 

THURSDAY – 12/21

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 12/24

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, December 17

Nursery

Lorie Miller, April Myles, Rose Dykstra

 

Children’s Worship

Kerri Robinson, Alisha Myers

 

Sight/Sound Operators

AM – M Falk, L Vanderlaan

PM – B Cleveland, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

NEXT SUNDAY, December 24

Nursery

Holly and Brianna Milanowski, Jamie and Isabel Mata, Wendy Burghgraef

 

Children’s Worship

Alison Petroelje

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Kuiper-Heys, J VanGroningen

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 12-10 weekly goals

Ministries   $  12,098     10,922

Chr Ed         $    1,545       1,787

Bulletin 12-10-17

December 10, 2017

TODAY

 

Today Pastor Kory continues the Advent sermon series with Waiting with Open Arms, from Isaiah 10.

 

Our offerings are for the Ministries Fund and Christian Education.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the Advent sermon series. The message, Waiting with Activity, is from Isaiah 61. We will also have the children’s Christmas program during the morning service.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Benevolence.

 

Come next Sunday evening at 5:30 for our Candlelight Service. We will worship through songs and readings.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Tryson Smallegan is scheduled for surgery this Thursday to fix his hydrocele. This should be an outpatient procedure.

 

Phyllis VanHeest was hospitalized last week to have a feeding tube put in. Plans were to have her home by Friday.

 

Lawrn VanderKlipp remains at Blodgett Hospital and is receiving occupational therapy.

 

Betty Bursma has returned home from the hospital following successful oral surgery.

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND

 

Grateful for God’s amazing gifts, we:

gather for joyful worship of God,

give ourselves in loving service,

grow in faith and love,

guide people to Jesus Christ.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Christmas Blessings are due today. Have you been financially blessed this year? Would you consider a special gift to be shared as a Christmas Blessing with those of our church family who haven’t been so fortunate? You may place donations in the offering plate, labeling them Christmas Blessings. Thank you.

 

The Children’s Christmas program is next Sunday, December 17. Please have your K-5 children at church next Sunday at 8:45, and all 3s & 4s at church by 9:15. Thank you!

 

Met & Exceed. It is with joy and praise to God that we announce meeting our yearend Ministries Fund financial goal! Thank you, Westend family, for your support. Have you been blessed and are you looking for a specific need to give to? Please consider:

  • Christian Education
  • Needed technology upgrades to stream services throughout the church and on our website
  • Phone service updates in the office
  • Signage throughout the church to direct people to different areas more clearly
  • Florescent to LED conversion on many lights in the church (long-term savings to Westend)
  • New carpet through much of the church

For further and specific facilities needs, contact Jim Goote, Administrator, or Brad Kole, Facilities Chair. Thank you for your continued support! ~ Jeremy Marsman, Treasurer

 

This Wednesday is our Community Dinner. Our youth group will dish up a delicious meal with glazed ham, mashed potatoes, beans, corn, rolls and homemade desserts! Join us!

 

A sign up sheet is in the fellowship center for anyone willing to make desserts for Wednesday’s dinner.

 

Another sign up sheet is out for anyone willing to sign up to help at future Community Dinners. Also, keep in mind we will need helpers for the Wednesdays when we have the Feeding America truck coming. Those dates are January 17, February 21, and March 21.

 

Choir members needed! The Candlelight Service is planned for December 17 at 5:30. If you would like to be part of the choir (singing two songs) please come to rehearsals today and December 17 at 3:30 in the sanctuary.

 

With the blessing of Westend, Gold Ave is becoming an organized church of the CRC. All are invited to a celebration today at 3 PM at Gold.

 

If inclement weather warrants the cancelation of our worship services or Westend Wednesday activities, announcements will be made on TV13, TV8, the Westend Facebook page, and on the church answering machine.

 

Seniors, Tuesday is our catered luncheon, followed by a program of Christmas music. See you there at 11:30.

 

We are collecting gift items for Shawmut Hills kids and their families. Their Wish List includes toys for all ages (newborn to late teen), basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, socks, underwear, slippers, sweats, hoodies, blankets, uniform shirts (polo shirts in red, black or blue), and gift sets (body wash, lotion). Donations may be placed, unwrapped, under the tree in the fellowship center by December 17.

 

Volunteers are needed for nursery on Christmas. Please contact Alisha or respond to the email request that she sent.

 

Needed – a few new Cadet Counselors. If you are interested, or if you have questions, contact Len Hudson.

 

THANK YOU

 

We would like to thank our church family for the many kind words, cards and prayers, and visits from Pastor Kory since Bernie’s passing. Our family is truly blessed to have such a caring church family. ~ the Langelands & Katsmas

 

SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL SERVICES

 

Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Program, 9:45 AM

Sunday, December 17 – Candlelight Service, 5:30 PM

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day Worship, 9:45 AM

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (middle school)

  • Our next meeting is Sunday, January 7. Enjoy your Christmas break!

 

LIFE (high school)

  • Join us tonight for our Christmas party! We will have food, games, a short lesson and a gift exchange. Bring a wrapped $2-$3 gift or a white elephant gift to pass.

 

  • Our next fundraiser is this Wednesday’s ham dinner. Please contact Brian to sign up for a work shift if you haven’t done so.

 

AfterLIFE (post-high)

  • You are welcome to come to tonight’s Christmas party!

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 12/10

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:30 PM   Choir Rehearsal

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

MONDAY – 12/11

7:00 PM   Outreach Team

 

TUESDAY – 12/12

11:30 AM   Seniors’ Luncheon & Program

 

WEDNESDAY – 12/13

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

5:30 PM   Community Dinner – Ham!

6:30 PM   Westend Wednesday

– GEMS and Cadets

– Bible Study

 

THURSDAY – 12/14

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet and Luncheon

12:30 PM   CRH Folding

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 12/17

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship – SS program

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:30 PM   Choir Rehearsal

5:30 PM   Candlelight Service

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, December 10

Nursery

Christina Harms, Marilee Marsman, Kaylee Rodenhouse

 

Children’s Worship

Tyler Harms, Lorie Miller

 

Sight/Sound Operators

A Rodenhouse, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans

 

NEXT SUNDAY, December 17

Nursery

Allison Petroelje, April Myles, Rose Dykstra

 

Children’s Worship

Kerri Robinson, Alisha Myers

 

Sight/Sound Operators

AM – M Falk, L Vanderlaan

PM – B Cleveland, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Teresa Wyngarden, Janet Kent, Dave Koets, Jim and Deb Kok

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 11-3             weekly goals

Ministries         $   11,514     10,922

Christian Ed     $        955     1,787

Faith Promise   $     2,789

Bulletin 12-3-17

December 3, 2017

TODAY

 

Today is the first Sunday of Advent and Pastor Kory will begin a sermon series on Waiting. The first message, Waiting with Clenched Fists, is from Isaiah 64. During the service we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Offerings are for Ministries Fund and Faith Promise.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the Advent series with Waiting with Open Arms, from Isaiah 10.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Christian Education.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Todd Cappendyk has been released from St Mary’s hospital and transferred to Mary Free Bed for recovery and rehab.

 

Ron Griffin has been released from the hospital and is home.

 

Dan Maat’s surgery went well. He is home and back to work.

 

Jean Near is dealing with some blood pressure irregularities.

 

Pete Teitsma has been able to return home from the hospital.

 

Lawrn VanderKlipp had surgery last week and doctors were pleased with how much of the tumor they were able to remove, and with how smoothly the surgery went. Tests are being done to determine what kind of cancer this is, and results will determine future treatments.

 

The Veenstra’s granddaughter, Norah, has been able to return home from the hospital and is doing well. Thank you for the continued prayers.

 

Today you are asked to remember our shut-ins in some way. They are; Harry Boersma, Bette Bomhof, Virginia Boonstra, Chuck Cheslek, Melita DeVries, Phyllis Flietstra, Bill Hop, Karen Hop, Gerald Horstman, Mary Koets, Faye Lazzarini, Phyllis Lehrke, Clarence and Lucy Maat, Kathy Molewyk, Jean Near, Eileen Stehouwer, John Timmer, Marjorie Tuit and Ron Verhey.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Met & Exceed. It is with joy and praise to God that we announce meeting our yearend Ministries Fund financial goal! Thank you, Westend family, for your support. Have you been blessed and are you looking for a specific need to give to? Please consider:

  • Christian Education
  • Needed technology upgrades to stream services throughout the church and on our website
  • Phone service updates in the office
  • Signage throughout the church to direct people to different areas more clearly
  • Florescent to LED conversion on many lights in the church (long-term savings to Westend)
  • New carpet through much of the church

These items may seem of little consequence, but they add to our outreach and ministries at Westend. For further and specific facilities needs, contact Jim Goote, Administrator, or Brad Kole, Facilities Chair. Thank you for your continued support! ~ Jeremy Marsman, Treasurer

 

If you would like to remember our shut-ins with Christmas cards, there are decorated bags in the fellowship center for each of them. Please bring your cards in today. The deacons will deliver the bags to the shut-ins.

 

Have you been financially blessed this year? Would you consider a special gift to be shared as a Christmas Blessing with those of our church family who haven’t been so fortunate? You may place donations in the offering plate until December 10, labeling them Christmas Blessings. Thank you.

 

For the next two weeks we will collect gift items for Shawmut Hills kids and their families. Their Wish List includes toys for all ages (newborn to late teen), basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, socks, underwear, slippers, sweats, hoodies, blankets, uniform shirts (polo shirts in red, black or blue), and gift sets (body wash, lotion). Donations may be placed, unwrapped, under the tree in the fellowship center by December 17.

 

Sunday morning coffee news. There will now be coffee offered before church. The first pot will be put in the large kitchen serving window so you can get a cup or top off your travel mug. There will be a few cookies available if you need a quick snack before the service. Contact Tom Byle if you have questions.

 

Is your birthday in December? If it is, you are asked to share your birthday joy, and some cookies for coffee time. Cookies may be left in the main kitchen and labeled Coffee Time. Thank you!

 

GEMS Counselors meet this Wednesday evening at 7.

 

The Ladies’ Thursday afternoon Bible study meets this week for a Christmas luncheon at noon. Cost is $6 (for those not bringing food). Our next meeting is in January.

 

Our Kids Hope Christmas party is this Friday, December 8 at 3:30 (kids will be picked up from school) until 6:00. We will take students to the Kroc Center for swimming, gym, pizza, and program.

 

Choir members needed! The Candlelight Service is planned for December 17 at 5:30. If you would like to be part of the choir (singing two songs) please come to rehearsals on December 10 and 17 at 3:30 in the sanctuary.

 

With the blessing of Westend, Gold Ave is becoming an organized church of the CRC. All are invited to a celebration on December 10 at 3 PM at Gold.

 

Volunteers are needed for nursery on Christmas. Please contact Alisha or respond to the email request that she sent.

 

Needed – a few new Cadet Counselors. If you are interested, or if you have questions, contact Len Hudson.

 

Seniors, December 12 is our catered luncheon, followed by a program of Christmas music. Sign up in the fellowship center or call Renz by December 4.

 

SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL SERVICES

 

Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Program, 9:45 AM

Sunday, December 17 – Candlelight Service, 5:30 PM

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day Worship, 9:45 AM

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (middle school)

  • We meet today, 3:45-5:30.
  • Midnight Madness!! This Friday, 6:45-midnight. Come for fun as we have a mall scavenger hunt, eat some pizza, then head to Aerials gym to bounce around into the night. Cost $10. Please fill out the waiver at www.aerialsgymgr.com.

 

LIFE (high school)

  • We meet this evening 6-8.
  • Next Sunday is our Christmas party! Please bring a white elephant or a $2-$3 wrapped gift.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 12/3

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

MONDAY – 12/4

7:00 PM   Ad Board

 

WEDNESDAY – 12/6

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

7:00 PM   GEMS Counselor meeting

 

THURSDAY – 12/7

12:00 PM   Ladies’ Bible study luncheon

5:30 PM   Small Group study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible study

 

FRIDAY – 12/8

3:30 PM   Kids Hope party

6:45 PM   JRock Midnight Madness

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 12/10

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:30 PM   Choir Rehearsal

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, December 3

Nursery

Bethany Kole, Erin Viveros, Nikki Koning

 

Children’s Worship

Kristin Veltema

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Smith

 

Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, L VanderKlipp

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Luanne Hoekzema, Ralph and Carol Hollander, Clutch and Dawn Holtvluwer, Chuck and Shirley Jeltema

 

NEXT SUNDAY, December 10

Nursery

Christina Harms, Marilee Marsman, Kaylee Rodenhouse

 

Children’s Worship

Christina Harms, Lorie Miller

 

Sight/Sound Operators

A Rodenhouse, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Mike Dykstra, Joe and Pam Johnson, Brenda Kastner, Mame Katsma

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 11-26           weekly goals

Ministries         $   11,635     10,922

Christian Ed     $     1,697     1,787

Thanksgiving

Benevolence     $     8,088

Bulletin 11-26-17

November 26, 2017

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory will continue the sermon series Dear Westend with the message Dynamic Unity. During the service Jack Benjamin and Adam Levi, sons of Tyler and Christina Harms, and Adilyn-Grace Nichole and Emmahlyn Jane, daughters of Chris and Heather Woy, will be baptized.  

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and Pastor Kory will begin a sermon series titled Waiting. The first message, With Clenched Fists, is from Isaiah 64. During the service we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Faith Promise.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Betty Bursma has been dealing with blood pressure complications and has been homebound the past weeks

 

Todd Cappendyk (Gord and Marcia’s son) fell while roofing. He has no feeling or movement from mid-chest down. He faces a lengthy road of recovery and rehab. He is currently at St Mary’s Hospital.

 

Ron Griffin has been admitted to Spectrum Butterworth.

 

On Tuesday Bernie Langeland went home to be with her Lord. We offer our sympathy to Chuck and the Langeland family in the loss of a dear wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Her funeral is at 3:00 this afternoon (Sunday) here at Westend, with visitation one hour prior.

 

Dan Maat will undergo surgery tomorrow (Monday) to remove a pre-cancerous growth.

 

Heather Tunnell spent some time in the hospital last week. She has returned home.

 

The surgery of Veenstra’s granddaughter, Norah, went well last week. She remains at DeVos Children’s Hospital.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

This Wednesday is Westend Wednesday! Our dinner will include a baked potato and chili bar, salad and dessert. Come for dinner, stay for conversation, Bible study, GEMS and Cadets.

 

Volunteers are needed for nursery on Christmas. Please contact Alisha or respond to the email request that she sent.

 

Needed – a few new Cadet Counselors. If you are interested, or if you have questions, contact Len Hudson.

 

Winter hats and gloves/mittens are needed for our Kids Hope kids. A box is in the fellowship center for donations.

 

If you would like to remember our shut-ins with Christmas cards, there will be decorated bags in the fellowship center for each of them. Please bring your cards in by December 3.

 

Your 2018 giving envelopes were in mailboxes a few weeks ago. Do you have the right box? Please check the name and address label on your box, as someone is missing theirs.

 

Our Kids Hope Christmas party is Friday, December 8 at 3:30 (kids will be picked up from school) until 6:00. We will take students to the Kroc Center for swimming, gym, pizza, and program.

 

Seniors, December 12 is our catered luncheon, followed by a program of Christmas music. Sign up in the fellowship center or call Renz by December 4.

 

With the blessing of Westend, Gold Ave is becoming an organized church of the CRC. All are invited to a celebration on December 10 at 3 PM at Gold.

 

SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL SERVICES

 

Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Program, 9:45 AM

Sunday, December 17 – Candlelight Service, 5:30 PM

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day Worship, 9:45 AM

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (middle school)

  • We meet next Sunday 3:45-5:30.
  • Midnight Madness!! Friday, December 8, 6:45-midnight. Come for fun as we have a mall scavenger hunt, eat some pizza, then head to Aerials gym to bounce around into the night. Cost $10. Please fill out the waiver at www.aerialsgym.com.

 

LIFE (high school)

  • We meet next Sunday 6-8PM.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 11/26

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

TUESDAY – 11/28

6:30 PM   Divorce Care

 

WEDNESDAY – 11/29

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

5:30 PM   Community Dinner

6:30 PM   Westend Wednesday

GEMS & Cadets

Ladies’ Study

 

THURSDAY – 11/30

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 12/3

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, November 26

Nursery

Alisha Myers, Brianna Deppe, Amanda TenBrink

 

Children’s Worship

Luanne Hoekzema

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Kuiper-Heys, J VanGroningen

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Joanne Kooi, Barb Helmus, Al and Mar Hoekzema, Bethany Hoekzema

 

NEXT SUNDAY, December 3

Nursery

Bethany Kole, Erin Viveros, Nikki Koning

 

Children’s Worship

Kristin Veltema

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Smith

 

Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, L VanderKlipp

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Luanne Hoekzema, Ralph and Carol Hollander, Clutch and Dawn Holtvluwer, Chuck and Shirley Jeltema

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 11-19 weekly goals

Ministries   $     7,945     10,922

Chr Ed         $        715     1,787

Benev          $        699

Bulletin 11-19-17

November 19, 2017

TODAY

 

This morning Pastor Kory will continue the sermon series Dear Westend with the message When Fitting In Isn’t Enough. During the service we will witness the public profession of faith of Josh and Erin Thomas, and the baptism of Josh and of Elliana Noel Thomas, daughter of Erin and Josh.

 

THANKSGIVING

 

On Thanksgiving Day, our service will begin at 9:45. Let’s gather with grateful hearts to praise God for his many blessings to us, to our land, and to our church.  Our offering will be for our Benevolence Fund.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday Pastor Kory will continue the sermon series Dear Westend with the message Dynamic Unity. During the service Jack Benjamin and Adam Levi, sons of Tyler and Christina Harms, and Adilyn-Grace Nichole and Emmahlyn Jane, daughters of Chris and Heather Woy, will be baptized.  

 

Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Christian Education.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Chuck Tumbling has been released from the hospital, and is now receiving rehab care at St Mary’s on 4 Mile Road.

 

Veenstra’s 13-month-old granddaughter, Norah, is scheduled to have cranial surgery this Tuesday.

 

Virginia Visser spent a couple days in the hospital and has been released to the nursing section of the Christian Rest Home for recovery.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Kids Hope mentors – please be aware that there is no school this Wednesday thru Friday for Thanksgiving break.

 

Volunteers are needed for nursery on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please contact Alisha or respond to the email request that she sent.

 

The total of our Faith Promise pledges so far is $28,492. If you still wish to turn in a pledge, please do so soon.

 

Winter hats and gloves/mittens are needed for our Kids Hope kids. A box is in the fellowship center for donations.

 

If you would like to remember our shut-ins with Christmas cards, there will soon be decorated bags in the fellowship center for each of them. Please bring your cards in by December 3. Also, Bernie Langeland has been added to the list.

 

Our Kids Hope Christmas party is scheduled for Friday, December 8 at 3:30 (kids will be picked up from school) until 6:00. We will take students to the Kroc Center for swimming, gym, pizza, and a small program.

 

Seniors, Save Tuesday, December 12 for a catered luncheon, followed by Christmas music performed by a gifted musician who plays the marimba like you’ve never heard before. Sign up in the fellowship center or call Renz by December 4.

 

With the blessing of Westend, Gold Ave is becoming an organized church of the CRC. All are invited to a celebration on December 10 at 3 PM at Gold. No nursery is provided, so that all may participate.

 

Book Club schedule:

December – will not meet

January 11 – Glory Over Everything,

by Kathleen Grissom

February 8 – Heaven is Beyond Your Wildest Expectations,

      by Sid Roth and Lonnie Lane

March 8 – A Piece of the World,

      by Christina Baker Kline

April 12 – Light Between Oceans,

by M L Stedman

May 10 – Waves of Mercy,

     by Lynn Austin

 

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THANK YOU

 

Thank you everyone for the prayers and well wishes after my back injury. We appreciate our church family so much! Recovery is coming along well. ~ Verna Betten

 

I want to thank everyone who supported our apple pie fundraiser. We made over 300 pies and raised over $2,500 for our summer mission trip. Thanks to everyone who purchased pies, donated ingredients, and spent a Saturday making pies! Special thanks to Jane VandePol who made it all possible and edible. It is wonderful to see how our church family supports our students! ~ Brian

 

A huge thank you to everyone who helped Wednesday with the Feeding America truck! All the helping hands and smiling faces made the distribution go smoothly and made all feel welcome.

 

SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL SERVICES

 

Thursday, November 23

Service of Thanksgiving, 9:45 AM

 

Sunday, December 17

Children’s Program, 9:45 AM

 

Sunday, December 17

Candlelight Service, 5:30 PM

 

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day Worship, 9:45 AM

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (middle school)

  • We meet this afternoon from 3:45-5:30. Join us downstairs for food, fun, and a great discussion on the connection of Grace to Gratitude.

 

  • Midnight Madness!! Friday, December 8, 6:45-midnight. Come for fun as we have a mall scavenger hunt, eat some pizza, then head to Aerials gym to bounce around into the night. Cost is $10. Be sure to fill out the online waiver at www.aerialsgym.com.

 

LIFE (high school)

  • We meet tonight 6-8PM. Come downstairs for food, fellowship, and a discussion on Thanksgiving.

 

  • Broomball is this Saturday! Meet at church at 6:30 and hang out until 8:15. We take the ice at 8:30 and wrap up at 10. Cost is $5.

 

AfterLIFE (post-high)

  • Broomball this Saturday! Check out the LIFE announcement.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT

 

All are welcome to Fun Zumba Fitness on Monday evenings, 5:15-6:15, at Ridgeview Industries Gym (3093 Northridge Dr NW). Cost is $5. Questions? Contact Sandi Ruiter.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 11/19

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

TUESDAY – 11/21

6:30 PM   Divorce Care

7:00 PM   Christian Ed meeting

 

WEDNESDAY – 11/22

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

7:00 PM   Council

 

THURSDAY – 11/23

9:45 AM   Thanksgiving Service

 

SATURDAY – 11/25

6:30 PM   Broomball!

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 11/26

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, November 19

Nursery

Kristin Veltema, Lisa, Anika, and Blake Verbeek, Stephanie DeKryger

 

Children’s Worship

Amalia Mulder

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Becky Katsma, Dan and Kloe Hansen, Jeff Hawkins, Dan and Jill Helms

 

NEXT SUNDAY, November 26

Nursery

Alisha Myers, Brianna Deppe, Amanda TenBrink

 

Children’s Worship

Luanne Hoekzema

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Kuiper-Heys, J VanGroningen

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Joanne Kooi, Barb Helmus, Al and Mar Hoekzema, Bethany Hoekzema

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 11-12               weekly goals

Ministries            $    7,696        10,922

Christian Ed        $       621          1,787