Bulletin 8-20-17

August 20, 2017



Our guest preacher today is Rev Andrea DeWard. During the service Ellie Marie DeKryger, daughter of Stephanie and Brent, will be baptized.




Next Sunday our guest preacher will be JP Sundararajan from Audio Scripture Ministries. During the service Andrew Peter Robinson, son of Jim and Kerri, will be baptized.


Our opportunities for giving will be for the Ministries Fund and Christian Education.




We celebrate with Carol Broene, who will turn 97 on Saturday.


Please keep Marv DeVries in your prayers.  He is very weak and is now in hospice care.


We extend sympathy to Len and Deb Hudson. Len’s brother died last week.


Also to the family of Bette Penning, who passed away Tuesday.


Kristy Mulder had an emergency appendectomy last week. She has returned home.


Chuck Tumbling remains in rehab at St Mary’s on 4 Mile Road.


Congratulations to Heather and Chris Woy who were blessed with a baby girl. They named her Emmahlyn Jane.




A congregational meeting will be held this morning in the sanctuary immediately following the worship service to vote on Council’s recommendation to call Rev Kory Plockmeyer to be the Pastor of Westend Christian Reformed Church.


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.


All articles for the September Westend Window should be in the church office by tomorrow.


Our backpack festival is this Saturday, August 26, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Thank you all for the many donations of backpacks and school supplies! We could still use some girls’ backpacks, crayons, markers, color pencils, scissors, and notebooks.


Helpers are still needed for the backpack festival. Many hands are needed to set up, take down, run games, serve food, and get food ready. Sign up sheets are in the back of church. Questions? Contact Sue, Sue, or Ruth.


Teachers for Children’s Worship are needed for fall. Please sign up using www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F49AAA62BA1F49-fall


Attention all nursery and Children’s Worship volunteers: We will be switching over to Planning Center to organize and schedule nursery and children’s worship. Planning Center is an online system to help churches schedule team members, organize services, and streamline communication. You should be receiving an email from Planning Center soon to help you set up your account.


DivorceCare is a caring group of people who walk alongside those who are experiencing one of life’s most difficult experiences. The 13-week program is a Christ centered way of navigating through the process of recovery. The first class is Tuesday, September 5, at 6:30 PM in the Café. For more information, go to divorcecare.org, or email Dave and Cindi Rodenhouse at drodenhouse@gmail.com.


The congregation is invited to Sunday Nights with Dan Kroeze. Rev Kroeze will lead discussion-style Bible studies on September 17, October 1, 15, and 29, and November 12. Come to the fellowship center at 5:30 PM, and bring a snack to pass if you wish. Childcare will be provided.

Our first Westend Wednesday of the season will be September 20. Come for burgers and hot dogs served by our very own youth group, while we listen to oldies music and admire some great classic cars. Yes, this is a fund-raiser for our youth group, and you know you’ll have fun!




The Calvinist Cadet Corps will host a Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit the 2020 International Camporee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The event will be held this Saturday, August 26, at Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland. Information and registration forms are on the site: www.calvinistcadets.org.


The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds is excited to welcome the Allen family in concert this Saturday, August 26. Enjoy the music and message of this nationally known family who live on their bus year-round as they go from place to place spreading the gospel message through song. Doors to the Worship Center open at 6 PM, concert begins at 7 PM.  No tickets are needed, however a free-will offering will be taken.  Be sure to come early for a chicken dinner, served in the Sunshine Room from 5 PM. To find out more go to www.crcg.org and click on the summer activities tab.




TODAY – 8/20

9:15 AM       Prayer Time

9:45 AM       Morning Worship

11:00 AM      Congregational mtg



6:30 AM       Men’s Bible Study

10:00 AM      Café

7:00 PM       Council



11:00 AM      Back to School Festival



9:15 AM       Prayer Time

9:45 AM       Morning Worship




TODAY, August 20


Haley, Luke, and Lily Weesies, Amanda TenBrink, Kaylee Rodenhouse


Children’s Worship

Jennifer VanStrien


Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, D Hoekzema


Coffee Servers

M Broene, J Hoekzema, D Maat


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Elder Bob Katsma, Joe and Verna Betten, Lois Blake, Jerry and Kathy Bos


NEXT SUNDAY, August 27


April and McKinley Myles, Steph DeKryger


Children’s Worship


Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, L Vanderlaan


Coffee Servers

Dykhuizens, L Heys, J VanGroningen


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Brian Petroelje, Brian and Laura Brecker, Jerry and Kathy Brecker, Ray and Gerie Breen




Offerings of 8-13 weekly goals

Ministries     $        12,571         10,922

Chr Ed          $           1,557           1,787