Bulletin 1-14-18

January 14, 2018



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 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.




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.




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.




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.




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




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.




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.




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



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



6:00 PM   Ministry Directors



9:30 AM   Shut in visit team

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study



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




TODAY, January 14


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


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




Offerings of 1-7             weekly goals

Ministries        $   10,039     10,922

Chr Ed             $     1,260       1,787

Faith Pr           $     2,686