Bulletin 11-26-17

November 26, 2017



This morning Pastor Kory will continue the sermon series Dear Westend with the message Dynamic Unity. During the service Jack Benjamin and Adam Levi, sons of Tyler and Christina Harms, and Adilyn-Grace Nichole and Emmahlyn Jane, daughters of Chris and Heather Woy, will be baptized.  




Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and Pastor Kory will begin a sermon series titled Waiting. The first message, With Clenched Fists, is from Isaiah 64. During the service we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.


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




Betty Bursma has been dealing with blood pressure complications and has been homebound the past weeks


Todd Cappendyk (Gord and Marcia’s son) fell while roofing. He has no feeling or movement from mid-chest down. He faces a lengthy road of recovery and rehab. He is currently at St Mary’s Hospital.


Ron Griffin has been admitted to Spectrum Butterworth.


On Tuesday Bernie Langeland went home to be with her Lord. We offer our sympathy to Chuck and the Langeland family in the loss of a dear wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Her funeral is at 3:00 this afternoon (Sunday) here at Westend, with visitation one hour prior.


Dan Maat will undergo surgery tomorrow (Monday) to remove a pre-cancerous growth.


Heather Tunnell spent some time in the hospital last week. She has returned home.


The surgery of Veenstra’s granddaughter, Norah, went well last week. She remains at DeVos Children’s Hospital.




This Wednesday is Westend Wednesday! Our dinner will include a baked potato and chili bar, salad and dessert. Come for dinner, stay for conversation, Bible study, GEMS and Cadets.


Volunteers are needed for nursery on Christmas. Please contact Alisha or respond to the email request that she sent.


Needed – a few new Cadet Counselors. If you are interested, or if you have questions, contact Len Hudson.


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


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


Your 2018 giving envelopes were in mailboxes a few weeks ago. Do you have the right box? Please check the name and address label on your box, as someone is missing theirs.


Our Kids Hope Christmas party is Friday, December 8 at 3:30 (kids will be picked up from school) until 6:00. We will take students to the Kroc Center for swimming, gym, pizza, and program.


Seniors, December 12 is our catered luncheon, followed by a program of Christmas music. Sign up in the fellowship center or call Renz by December 4.


With the blessing of Westend, Gold Ave is becoming an organized church of the CRC. All are invited to a celebration on December 10 at 3 PM at Gold.




Sunday, December 17 – Children’s Program, 9:45 AM

Sunday, December 17 – Candlelight Service, 5:30 PM

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day Worship, 9:45 AM




JRock (middle school)

  • We meet next Sunday 3:45-5:30.
  • Midnight Madness!! Friday, December 8, 6:45-midnight. Come for fun as we have a mall scavenger hunt, eat some pizza, then head to Aerials gym to bounce around into the night. Cost $10. Please fill out the waiver at www.aerialsgym.com.


LIFE (high school)

  • We meet next Sunday 6-8PM.




TODAY – 11/26

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship


TUESDAY – 11/28

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


THURSDAY – 11/30

9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet



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 26


Alisha Myers, Brianna Deppe, Amanda TenBrink


Children’s Worship

Luanne Hoekzema


Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, L Vanderlaan


Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Kuiper-Heys, J VanGroningen


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Joanne Kooi, Barb Helmus, Al and Mar Hoekzema, Bethany Hoekzema


NEXT SUNDAY, December 3


Bethany Kole, Erin Viveros, Nikki Koning


Children’s Worship

Kristin Veltema


Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Smith


Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, L VanderKlipp


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Luanne Hoekzema, Ralph and Carol Hollander, Clutch and Dawn Holtvluwer, Chuck and Shirley Jeltema




Offerings of 11-19 weekly goals

Ministries   $     7,945     10,922

Chr Ed         $        715     1,787

Benev          $        699