Bulletin 10-29-17

October 29, 2017



This morning Pastor Kory begins a sermon series entitled Dear Westend with the message First Impressions, from Romans 1.




Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Dear Westend with the message Sent by the Spirit, from Romans 8.


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




Hal Rodenhouse spent a couple of days in the hospital and has been discharged to Trillium Woods Hospice Care, per the family’s wishes. When asked, over and over in the hospital, “How are you feeling Mr Rodenhouse?” his patented response sprung from his lips, “I’m so good, it scares me.” Physically speaking, he’s failing, spiritually speaking, he is spot on.




This Wednesday is our International Potluck Community Dinner to kick off Mission Emphasis week! Please sign up TODAY to bring your doro wat, risotto, quesadillas, kugel, kimchi, oliebollen, french fries, or whatever else comes to mind.


Helpers are needed for future Community Dinners. Please sign up in the fellowship center.


The Ladies’ Thursday Bible study meets this week at 1:30. All ladies are welcome to join for a time of Bible study, sweet fellowship and good food.


Apple pies! The youth are selling apple pies, both full and personal size. They can be frozen and baked for the holidays! Order forms were in mailboxes, or check the table in the fellowship center.


Our Youth will be making the above-mentioned apple pies this Saturday, from 9 AM – 3 PM. If you could help for an hour or two, please sign up in back of church. If you could let us borrow your apple peeler/corer/slicer tool, please see Brian.


It’s time to order pigs! Those delicious pigs-in-blankets are being sold once again by the Christian Ed committee. Order forms and details are on the desk by the kitchen.


We are in need of volunteers for Children’s Worship in November and December. Signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aaa62ba1f49-fall


Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday. Remember to set your clocks back, or join the praise team when you come early.


It’s time to make shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child. The boxes are distributed around the world along with a booklet of Bible stories in the local language. We ask families of children from 3s & 4s through grade 5 (or anyone else) to put together a shoebox, and bring it to church by November 12. Go to samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ for details or grab a flyer from the back of church.


If you are hurting from separation or divorce and anxious about the challenges the holiday season brings, there is hope. Find out how to get through the holidays. Surviving the Holidays will be held at Westend on Saturday, November 18, 10 AM – noon. For more information, contact the Stapleys at dstapley5@sbcglobal.net.


Seniors, mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 12. You will be treated to a catered luncheon, followed by Christmas music performed by a gifted musician who plays the marimba like you’ve never heard before. For reservations, call Renz by December 4.


With the blessing of Westend, Gold Avenue has begun the journey to become an organized church of the CRC. A celebration is being planned and in an effort to tell Gold Avenue’s story, memories, photos, slides, videos, and stories of past volunteers are being collected for the celebration. If you have something to contribute, please give your contact information to Rose in the Westend office (office@westendcrc.org or 616.453.3077) along with a description of what you wish to contribute. Members of Gold’s celebration team will contact you.




JRock (middle school)

  • If you can help make pies this Saturday, 9 AM -3 PM, please talk to Brian.


  • We will meet next Sunday afternoon at 3:45.


  • Cave Night! Come Friday, November 10 for an evening of fun, food, and games.


LIFE (high school)

  • If you can help make pies this Saturday, 9 AM -3 PM, please talk to Brian.


  • We meet next Sunday evening at 6PM.


  • Saturday night, November 25, will be broomball!! Life vs AfterLIFE – 6 PM – 10 PM. Cost is $5.


AfterLIFE (post-high)

  • If you can help make pies this Saturday, 9 AM -3 PM, please talk to Brian.


  • Saturday night, November 25, will be broomball!! Life vs AfterLIFE – 6 PM – 10 PM. Cost is $5.




TODAY – 10/29

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze


TUESDAY – 10/31

12:30 PM   Folding CRH

6:30 PM   Divorce Care



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



1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

5:30 PM   Small Group

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study



9:00 AM   Pie Making



9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

6:00 PM   LIFE




TODAY, October 29


Michelle and Hannah Terrell, Kerri Robinson, Lindsey Davies


Children’s Worship

Amalia Mulder, Alisha Myers


Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, D Hoekzema


Coffee Servers



Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Bill Mulder, Duane and Cathy Droge, Dennis and Judith Duimstra, TJ and Meg DuShane


NEXT SUNDAY, November 5


Luanne, Faith, and Grant Hoekzema, Jason Smith, Linda VanderSchaaf


Children’s Worship

Kristin and Lexi Veltema


Sight/Sound Operators

M Falk, D Hoekzema


Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, L VanderKlipp


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Julie Bulson, Al and Jackie Dykhuizen, Matt and Michelle Falk, Beth Freye





Offerings of 10-22           weekly goals

Ministries      $  9,911             10,922

Chr Ed            $  5,072               1,787