Bulletin 11-12-17

November 12, 2017



This morning Dan Smith from Paradise Bound will be our guest preacher. His message, there you will see ME! is from Matthew 28. This Sunday’s offerings are for Ministries Fund and Christian Education.




Next Sunday Pastor Kory will continue the sermon series Dear Westend with the message When Fitting In Isn’t Enough. During the service we will witness the public profession of faith of Josh and Erin Thomas, and the baptism of Josh and Elli Thomas.


Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Benevolence.




Chuck Tumbling remains at St Mary’s Hospital with complications from his foot surgery.




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.




If you ordered pigs-in-blankets or Yankee Candles from the Christian Ed committee, your orders are in, and can be picked up at the kitchen window after this morning’s worship service.


Our first Feeding America truck is scheduled for this Wednesday and we will begin handing out food at 4 PM. Are you willing to help set up, sort, and hand out food, or help families carry food to their cars, or just talk with them? A sign up sheet is in the back of church. Please arrive at 3:30 for instructions. If you’d like to help but have small children, please talk to Jim or Sue. We hope to have childcare during this time.


This Wednesday is also our Community Dinner! Spaghetti with homemade sauce is on the menu, along with garlic bread, salad and dessert. If you can, please sign up in the fellowship center to help. Our next dinner will be November 29, and we will have a potato and chili bar.


The Ladies’ Thursday afternoon Bible study meets this week. Please study Isaiah 9, lesson 8.


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If you are hurting from separation or divorce and anxious about the challenges the holiday season brings, there is hope. 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.


When was your last night out without the kids? The Christian Ed committee is considering a drop off the kids night on Friday, November 24, if there is enough interest. Go shopping or have a quiet dinner. Contact April at myles2208@comcast.net.


If you would like to remember our shut-ins with Christmas cards, there will soon be decorated bags in the fellowship center for each of them. Please bring your cards in by December 3.


Winter hats and gloves/mittens are needed for our Kids Hope kids. A box is in the fellowship center for donations.


Seniors, Save Tuesday, December 12 for a catered luncheon, followed by Christmas music performed by a gifted musician who plays the marimba like you’ve never heard before. Sign up in the fellowship center or call Renz by December 4.




JRock (middle school)

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


LIFE (high school)

  • We meet this evening at 6PM.


  • Broomball!! November 25, 6-10 PM. Cost is $5.


AfterLIFE (post-high)

  • Broomball!! November 25, 6-10 PM. Cost is $5.




Audio Scripture Ministries invites Westenders to join on an audio player distribution in Central Mexico in January or April. An informational meeting will be held in the library this morning after church.




TODAY – 11/12

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

11:00 AM   ASM info – library

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE


MONDAY – 11/13

7:00 PM   Ad Board

7:00 PM   Outreach Team


TUESDAY – 11/14

6:30 PM   Divorce Care



6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

4:00 PM   Feeding Amer truck

5:30 PM   Community Dinner

6:30 PM   Westend Wednesday

GEMS & Cadets

Ladies’ Study


THURSDAY – 11/16

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study


SATURDAY – 11/18

10:00 AM   Surviving Holidays



9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

6:00 PM   LIFE




TODAY, November 12


Judy Meyer, Meg DuShane, Haley, Lilly and Luke Weesies


Children’s Worship

Kerri Robinson


Sight/Sound Operators

M Falk, D Hoekzema


Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Todd Nanninga, Audrey Gezon, Jim and Judy Goote, Ron and Sue Griffin


NEXT SUNDAY, November 19


Kristin Veltema, Lisa, Anika, and Blake Verbeek, Stephanie DeKryger


Children’s Worship

Amalia Mulder


Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Smith


Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Becky Katsma, Dan and Kloe Hansen, Jeff Hawkins, Dan and Jill Helms




Offerings of 11-5                     weekly goals

Ministries             $ 14,389        10,922

Christian Ed        $       975           1,787

Faith Promise      $    2,266