Bulletin 7-23-17

July 23, 2017



Our guest preacher this morning is Seminarian Andrea Bult. During the service Brooke Christians will make her public profession of faith, and Madalyn Esme Crow, daughter of Ashleigh and Royce, will be baptized.




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




Tryson Smallegan remains hospitalized until his infection is completely gone and his shunt can be reinserted. If you want to bring a meal, you can sign up on the Meal Train page: www.mealtrain.com/trains/6grrmz


Chuck Tumbling has surgery tomorrow for colon cancer, with possible follow up treatment as necessary.


Congratulations to Lois Kuiper and Dick Heys who were united in marriage on Friday. We wish them God’s blessing on their new home.


This week five of our GEMS counselors (Sheri Bustraan, Jen Byle, Deb Kok, Ruth Meringa, and Jane VandePol) will be driving to Dordt College for the GEMS conference. Please pray for their safety and inspiration this week.




Everyone is invited to join the prayer group, which meets in the Café every Sunday morning at 9:15. Gather with us to give thanks to God, to pray for the service and the needs of our church, and any other concerns.


Our Search Committee continues to meet on Thursday evenings. Please pray for the committee and check your email on Thursdays for specific prayer requests.


On August 6, the Guatemala group will share stories and lunch after the worship service. Come to the fellowship center at 11:30 for sandwiches, fruit, and ice cream, followed by pictures from the mission trip.


A copy of your directory entry was in your mailbox. Is everything complete and correct? If so, please initial it and place it in the Secretary mailbox (located before the letter A). If not, please make the corrections and/or additions on the sheet and return it to the Secretary mailbox.


Back to school already? On Saturday, August 26, we will hold our backpack festival from 11 AM to 1 PM. Many volunteers will be needed and sign up sheets will be out in August. Many school supplies are also needed and appreciated – backpacks, paper, pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks and scissors. There have already been some back-to-school sales! Thank you for any donations!


Our prayer line (453-2288) is available to take your prayer requests. Just leave your request after the recorded message. Intercessors will monitor messages day and night and pray for you at any time.




Our Christian Education Committee is in need of new members. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have questions, please contact April.


Needed: A Sunday School teacher for the 6th-7th grade class, and Catechism teacher for the 11th-12th grade class. Contact Bethany.


Also needed are teachers for elementary age Sunday School classes, and teachers for Children’s Worship. Please contact Alisha.


Do you love to study the Bible? Are you interested in helping others find opportunities for Spiritual growth? Westend is in need of an Adult Education Ministry Leader. Could God be calling you to this? Contact Luanne. Thank you for considering this ministry.




Obeying God’s Call – How do we faithfully obey God’s call in the face of divine silence, obstacles, or other frustrations? Join Groundwork as we discuss passages like Acts 26 and Hebrews 5 to find strength and confidence to obey and remain faithful to God’s call in our lives. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.




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 – 7/23

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship


TUESDAY – 7/25

12:30 PM   Folding – CRH



6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

10:00 AM   Café

7:00 PM   Council



7:00 PM   Search Committee



9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship




TODAY, July 23


Michelle and Hannah Terrell, Amalia Mulder, Meg DuShane


Children’s Worship

Erin Viveros


Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, J Smith


Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Kuiper, J VanGroningen


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Roger Mellema, Craig and Amanda Wheless, Bill and Karen Winegar, Jamison and Kristen Worst




Jill Helms, Lindsey Davies, Stephanie Payton


Children’s Worship


Sight/Sound Operators

B Cleveland, L Vanderlaan


Coffee Servers



Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Travis Koning, Dave and Marian Young, Marilyn Zoodsma, Dave and Bea Zylstra