Bulletin 1-7-18

January 7, 2018



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 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.




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 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




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:




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.




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.




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.




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



6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café



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



9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM         Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   LIFE




TODAY, January 7


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


Hannah Smallegan, Jill Helms


Children’s Worship

Kristin and Lexi Veltema, Holly Milanowski


Sight/Sound Operators

A Rodenhouse, J Smith


Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans




Offerings of 12-31         weekly goals

Ministries         $ 16,289       10,922

Chr Ed               $  1,680         1,787

Other Way        $     681