Bulletin 10-29-17

October 29, 2017

TODAY

 

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

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

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.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

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.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.

 

YOUTH

 

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.

 

THIS WEEK

 

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

 

WEDNESDAY – 11/1

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 – 11/2

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

5:30 PM   Small Group

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

 

SATURDAY – 11/4

9:00 AM   Pie Making

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 11/5

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, October 29

Nursery

Michelle and Hannah Terrell, Kerri Robinson, Lindsey Davies

 

Children’s Worship

Amalia Mulder, Alisha Myers

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, D Hoekzema

 

Coffee Servers

Byles

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

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

 

NEXT SUNDAY, November 5

Nursery

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

 

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 10-22           weekly goals

Ministries      $  9,911             10,922

Chr Ed            $  5,072               1,787