Bulletin 1-28-18

January 28, 2018

TODAY

 

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

 

The second offering will be for Hope Unexpected.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday we are privileged to celebrate Holy Communion, and Pastor Kory concludes the sermon series Now What? with Grace, from Romans 6.

 

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

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

We are thankful that none of our members are hospitalized right now. Please remember in prayer those who continue to receive cancer treatments, those who are recovering from illness and injury, and those who face medical procedures in the coming weeks.

 

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

 

Community Dinners! Come this Wednesday for delectable pulled pork, salad, and dessert. Come next Wednesday (yes – that’s two weeks in a row) for a catered dinner served by our very own elders. Two weeks – two Wednesdays you don’t have to cook!

 

Did your mailbox move? We are excited that new members are coming to Westend! In order to add new names to our mailboxes, many existing names have shifted, so please look carefully when you take your mail.

 

The Ladies’ Thursday afternoon Bible Study meets this week. Please read Psalm 46.

 

Is your birthday in February? 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.

 

Book Club will meet February 8. The book to read is Heaven is Beyond Your Wildest Expectations, by Sid Roth and Lonnie Lane.

 

Save Friday, February 16, for the 9th Annual Westend Trivia Contest and snack-sharing extravaganza! There will be 10 new categories with 10 questions each (100 chances for Bob Shultz to shine). Bring your wise friends, your smart alecs, or entertaining relatives to join your team. Leave the very young humans with a sitter as no nursery will be provided. Questions? See John Christians or Jamison Worst.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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 and 8:30

Please call the church office at 453.3077 for an appointment.

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday at 3:45.

 

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

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • Tonight is ExtremeLIFE at 6.

 

  • This Saturday, February 3, is our outing to hear River City Improv. Time is 6:45-10:00. Cost is $5. Bring your friends!

 

THANK YOU

 

It is with grateful hearts that we thank our Elder John Hoekzema and Deacon Sharon Bajema for their visits, poinsettia, and all the wonderful cards at Christmas. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers on our behalf. ~ Harry & Helen Boersma

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Have you seen the new Banner? The monthly publication of the CRC and its website thebanner.org had a makeover and is looking for new writers to contribute to the news section with stories of congregations, ministries, and members. Inquire about joining the correspondent team at news@thebanner.org.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 1/28

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   ExtremeLIFE

 

TUESDAY – 1/30

6:30 PM   Divorce Care

 

WEDNESDAY – 1/31

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 – 2/1

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

5:30 PM   Small Group

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

 

SATURDAY – 2/3

6:45 PM   LIFE – Riv City Imp

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 2/4

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, January 28

Nursery

Amalia Mulder, Luanne, Faith and Grant Hoekzema

 

Children’s Worship

Lorie Miller, Hannah Smallegan

 

Sight/Sound Operators

B Cleveland, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

Dykhuizen, Heys, VanGroningen

 

NEXT SUNDAY, February 4

Nursery

Lorie Miller, Judy Meyer, Brianna Deppe

 

Children’s Worship

Kerri Robinson

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, D Hoekzema

 

Coffee Servers

Myers, Ouwinga, Shultz

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 1-21   weekly goals

Ministries  $     7,625     10,922

Chr Ed       $         525       1,787

Cadets      $         891