Bulletin 2-11-18

February 11, 2018



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 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.




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.





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.




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.




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.




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.




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



6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Ash Wednesday Service

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café



1:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study

6:30 PM   Ladies’ Bible Study


FRIDAY – 2/16

6:30 PM   Trivia Night



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




TODAY, February 11


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


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




Offerings of 2-4     weekly goals

Ministries     $  5,462     10,922

Chr Ed          $      570       1,787

Faith Prom   $  2,028