Bulletin 2-11-18

February 11, 2018

TODAY

 

Today is GEMS Sunday and our GEMS girls and their leaders will participate in the service. Pastor Kory’s message will be Walk This Way, from 1 John 2:6.

 

The second offering will be for GEMS.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, and Pastor Kory will begin the new sermon series Living Outside the Lines. The first message will be #Trustworthy, from John 1:43-51.

 

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

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

We are thankful that no one of our congregation is hospitalized at this time. However, many are sick with colds and flu. Some are recovering from surgeries, injuries, or receiving treatments for cancer. Please remember to cover them all in prayer.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND

 

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.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and there will be a brief service from 8:00-8:15 AM in the sanctuary.

 

The Ladies’ Thursday afternoon Bible study meets this week. We will study Psalm 19.

 

This Friday, February 16, is our 9th Annual Westend Trivia Contest! Come at 6:30 to set up (load your plate with snacks). The first question is at 6:51. No nursery will be provided. Questions? See John Christians or Jamison Worst.

 

The next Feeding America truck will be here on Wednesday, February 21. Please sign up to help if you are able. The sign up sheet is in the fellowship center.

 

Jason and Stephanie Smith are expecting triplets this spring! If you would like to help them prepare for this exciting event, you can bring gifts for the family on February 25 or March 4 – a table will be set up in the fellowship center. They are registered at Amazon.com and Target under the last name Smith Triplets. They are also open to hand-me-down items. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, see Jennifer VanStrien who will then purchase for the growing Smith family.

 

Save Tuesday, February 27, for a night (or a morning) out. Where? At the Chick-fil-a by M6 and Kalamazoo Ave! Our Westend Youth Group will get 10% of the sales from 6:30-10:30 AM and 5-7 PM when you bring the Spirit Night flyer (on the table in the fellowship center).

 

Boots are still needed at Shawmut Hills – you know winter is not over yet. If you have any gently used kids’ boots that you are willing to donate, or if you are willing to buy some, please put them in the box near the mailboxes. Thank you.

 

If inclement weather warrants the cancelation of our worship services or Westend Wednesday activities, announcements will be made on TV13, TV8, the Westend Facebook page, and on the church answering machine.

 

Christian School Tuition Assistance for 2018-2019 school year. Information packets will be available soon, and appointments with financial advisor Scott Brouwer are available on:

Friday afternoon, March 16 at 4:30, 5:00, 5;30, and 6:00

Saturday morning, March 17 at 8:00

Please call the church office at 453.3077 for an appointment.

 

YOUTH

 

JRock (6th – 8th grades)

  • We meet next Sunday from 3:45 – 5:30.

 

  • Our next activity will be Friday, March 23. Please note the change in date.

 

LIFE (9th – 12th grades)

  • We meet tonight from 6-8. Join us for a lesson on Gold Medal Dating.

 

  • Save Saturday, February 24, for tubing at Cannonsburg! Cost $15, and bring your signed waiver. The post-high group is welcome to join us!

 

  • Our Mission Trip date has been set. We will be helping with hurricane relief July 13-21.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Seniors – you are invited to join West Leonard and Westview Seniors at Westview for a pizza and salad lunch followed by a speaker on Identity Theft. Come at noon on February 22. To RSVP, call Mary at 453.3105 or email mary@westviewcrc.org. Cost is $5.

 

Volunteers in Service is holding a family friendly FUNdraiser on Thursday, March 8. Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/bid2bridge or call 616.459.7500. Food and auction from 5:30-7:00, with entertainment by River City Improv and local pastors from 7:00-8:00. Questions? Talk to Wendy Burghgraef.

 

THIS WEEK

 

TODAY – 2/11

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

MONDAY – 2/12

7:00 PM   Ad Board

7:00 PM   Outreach Team

 

TUESDAY – 2/13

6:30 PM   Divorce Care

 

WEDNESDAY – 2/14

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Ash Wednesday Service

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

 

THURSDAY – 2/15

1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

 

FRIDAY – 2/16

6:30 PM   Trivia Night

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 2/18

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

3:45 PM   JRock

5:30 PM   Study w/ D Kroeze

6:00 PM   LIFE

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, February 11

Nursery

Kristin Veltema, Lisa, Anika, and Blake Verbeek

 

Children’s Worship

Holly Milanowski

 

Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, L Meringa

 

Coffee Servers

Byles, Horstmans

 

NEXT SUNDAY, February 18

Nursery

Steph DeKryger, Meg DuShane, Lindsey Davies

 

Children’s Worship

Amalia Mulder, Faith Hoekzema, Jill Graybill

 

Sight/Sound Operators

B Cleveland, J Smith

 

Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

 

Offerings of 2-4     weekly goals

Ministries     $  5,462     10,922

Chr Ed          $      570       1,787

Faith Prom   $  2,028