Bulletin 12-31-17

December 31, 2017



This morning Pastor Kory will begin a new sermon series titled Now What? with the message Grateful, from Galatians 5.


Our second offering will be for Other Way Ministries.




Next Sunday Pastor Kory continues the sermon series Now What? with the message Gather, from Revelation 7.


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




Bette Bomhof went to be with her Lord on December 22. A private service has been held. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, January 9, 3-5 and 7-9 at Alt Shawmut on Lake Michigan Drive.




This Wednesday is Westend Wednesday! Our Community Dinner menu this week has lasagna, pizza, mac & cheese, hot dogs, salad and dessert. Come for the meal, stay for GEMS, Cadets, Bible study, and conversation.


GEMS, come ready to celebrate our after-Christmas party this Wednesday. It is never the wrong time to rejoice and have fun together. See you there!


Please sign up if you are willing to help at our Community Dinners. The January dates are 3, 17, and 31.


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:




Two people are needed to help prepare and serve coffee, juice, and cookies after church just once a month. Contact Jamison Worst or Tom Byle.


The Ladies’ Thursday Bible study meets this week. We will study Psalm 139. New members are welcome!


Our GEMS Calvin College Ladies’ basketball game is this Saturday afternoon, January 6. Be sure to look for your permission slip in the mail and remember to bring it to the meeting this Wednesday. Details are on the permission slip. Questions? Ask Mrs Bustraan or Mrs Kok.


Next Sunday we will resume our evening Bible study time with Dr Dan Kroeze. Come at 5:30, and bring a snack to share if you would like to.


Book Club meets January 11. The book to read is Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom.


Griffins Hockey Night! Join us and watch the Griffins take down the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, January 12. Game starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $13. RSVP and payment are due Sunday, January 7, to Jamison Worst.


Did you miss the community dinner December 13? We all did, thanks to the Michigan weather, but that won’t keep our youth group down! Keep January 17 open in your schedule so you can come for a re-do of the youth-sponsored (post)Christmas ham dinner!


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.




Thanks, Westenders, for the Christmas cards and wishes you sent my way. Also for the beautiful poinsettia Becky and Bob Katsma delivered. It is such a joy to be remembered during the holidays and to feel the love of the Westend family. ~ Melita DeVries


We would like to thank you for remembering us at this season. We wish God’s blessings on all of you. ~ Clarence & Lucy Maat


Thank you to all the volunteers who help in nursery, Children’s Worship, and Sunday School! We can’t run these great children’s ministry programs without you! ~ Alisha Myers


Thank you for the prayers and cards, and Pastor Kory’s visits during my stay in the hospital. It was nice to be remembered by the people of Westend. ~ Chuck & Kris Tumbling




JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday at 3:45.


LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday at 6 PM.





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.




TODAY – 12/31

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship


MONDAY – 1/1

Happy New Year!



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 and Cadets

– Bible Study



1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

5:30 PM   Small group study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study



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




TODAY, December 31


Margie Broene, Ambrosia Phillips, Lexi Cappendyk


Children’s Worship

Wendy Burghgraef


Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Worst


Coffee Servers

Byles, Winegars


NEXT SUNDAY, 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

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, L VanderKlipp




Offerings of 12-24 weekly goals

Ministries  $ 13,677     10,922

Chr Ed       $   2,703       1,787