Bulletin 7-30-17

July 30, 2017

TODAY

 

Our guest preacher today is Rev Kayla Fik. Kayla serves as the Stated Clerk and Ministry Coordinator for Classis Zeeland RCA. She is responsible for the care of and connection with retired pastors, spouses and their widows. She is also serves as the primary contact, face and encourager for ministry candidates.

 

NEXT SUNDAY

 

Next Sunday our guest preacher will be Ty Hogue, and we will have the privilege of celebrating communion.

 

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

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

 

Tryson Smallegan has finally been able to return home from the hospital! There will be many follow-up scans to be sure the shunt is operating well.

 

Chuck Tumbling’s surgery went well. He awaits test results to determine further treatment.

 

Phyllis VanHeest has completed a series of chemo and radiation treatments with encouraging results. She will have a CT scan in September to determine further treatment options. She appreciates the many prayers on her behalf.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Next Sunday 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 and stories from the mission trip.

 

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

 

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 at amyers@westendcrc.org.

 

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.

 

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 next week. Many school supplies are also needed and appreciated – backpacks, paper, pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks and scissors. There is a box near the mailboxes for any donations. Thanks!

 

Have you turned in your entry for the new church directory? Please return it to the Secretary mailbox.

 

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.

 

YOUTH

 

Summer Fun! All incoming 6th – 9th graders are invited to an afternoon of fun at AJ’s Fun Center. Meet at church at 12:30 on Tuesday, August 15, for pizza. Then we’ll head out to AJ’s! Cost is $10. Bring a little extra if you want to play video games.

 

AUGUST PREACHING SCHEDULE

 

August 6                      Ty Hogue

August 13                    Brian Myers

August 20                    Andrea DeWard

August 27                    JP Sundararajan

 

THANK YOU

 

We want to thank everyone for all your support and prayers for Tryson during this challenging journey. We have felt the prayers and the love, and we are excited to finally be home. We deeply appreciate all the encouragement and we are so thankful for our Westend Church family. ~ Mike & Hannah Smallegan

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Audio Scripture Ministries is searching for a full or part time Communications Coordinator to develop and manage strategic communications and partnerships essential to providing the Bible in audio so everyone will have the opportunity to hear God’s Word in their own language. For information or to apply, go to www.asmtoday.org/jobs, or call Naomi at ASM at 616.396.5291.

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WESTEND CHURCH

 

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 WEEK

 

TODAY – 7/30

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

 

WEDNESDAY – 8/2

6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

10:00 AM   Café

 

THURSDAY – 8/3

7:00 PM   Search Committee

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 8/6

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:30 AM   Guatemala update and lunch

 

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

 

TODAY, July 30

Nursery

Lindsey Davies, Kathy Myers

 

Children’s Worship

Nancy Veenstra

 

Sight/Sound Operators

B Cleveland, L Vanderlaan

 

Coffee Servers

Byles

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

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

 

NEXT SUNDAY, August 6

Nursery

Judy Meyer, Katie Allyn, Brianne Deppe, Kristin Veltema

 

Children’s Worship

 

Sight/Sound Operators

M Falk, D VanderSchaaf

 

Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, VanderKlipps

 

Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Brad Kole, Henry and Marlys Admiraal, Myron and MunYee Aldrink, Robert and Linda Allyn