Bulletin 9-24-17

September 24, 2017



This morning our guest preacher is Seminarian Andrea Bult, whose message Dependent People, Dependable God, is from Exodus 16. During the service Ruby Jean Swinkels, daughter of Karissa and Reuben, will be baptized, and we will hear a mission update from Christie VanKuiken.




Next Sunday our guest preacher will be Rev Dan Ackerman. We will celebrate Communion next Sunday, and during the service Josslyn Kate Marsh, daughter of Jennifer and DJ, will be baptized.


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




We offer our sympathy to the Broene family in the death of their dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandma, Carol Broene, on Tuesday.


We also extend sympathy to Jamison and Kristen Worst in the death of Kristen’s grandmother, Caroline Kreuze.




The Cadets are going on a camp-out September 29-30. Please have your boys at church that Friday at 5 PM. Don’t forget to turn in your permission slip.


Is your birthday in October? If so, you are asked to bring some cookies to help us celebrate – well, to eat after church. Cookies may be left in the main kitchen and labeled Coffee Time. Thanks.


Volunteers are needed to help at future Westend Wednesday Community Dinners. A sign up sheet is in the fellowship center.


The Ladies’ Thursday afternoon Bible study will have their first meeting October 5 at 1:30 in the Café. Pastor Bob will be our leader again. We have some lessons in Isaiah yet. If you have questions, call Alma.


Do you love kids and want to help young families continue meeting? A small group is looking for two volunteers to watch their kids (infant – 5 years) in the nursery the first Thursday of each month. Time is 5:30-8:00 and includes dinner! If you are willing to help, please contact Jennifer.


Fall = Fun! Westend Fall Fest Lite is happening this year at Ben and Judy Meyer’s home on Saturday, October 7, at 6 PM. Ben will have the cider mill running, as well as the tractor for hay rides. We’ll also have store-bought cider, Moelker’s donuts, a campfire, and snacks. Bring a Frisbee or outdoor game if you’d like, or just hang out by the fire and enjoy family fun and fall revelry!


Pick-up basketball starts again Saturday, October 14. We play at West Side’s gym from 8-10 AM most Saturdays. Most players are men in their 20s-40s, but anyone middle school and up is welcome. There is a facebook group for weekly communication. If interested, contact Jamison Worst.


Save the date. Flu shots will be available in the Café on October 11, 10-11 AM.


The Emergency Medical Team asks that anyone with a medical or first aid background contact Julie Bulson.


Mark your calendar for Safe Church training to be held here at Westend on October 26 at 7 PM. Anyone who helps with Westend’s children and hasn’t had the training in the last three years should attend.


Costume jewelry is again being collected for MCFS. Feel free to clean out your jewelry box, and put donations in the box on the table near the mailboxes. Please do so by Thanksgiving.





  • We meet next Sunday at 3:45.


  • Reserve October 13-14 for an overnight retreat at Hoekzema’s cottage in Cadillac. We will leave from church that Friday at 9 PM and return Saturday at 4 PM. Cost is $10.



  • We meet this evening, 6-8 PM. Join us for the lesson King Me! and examine the importance that a Christian foundation makes in today’s culture.


  • Save October 28 for our next activity.




All are invited to a concert benefiting the Christian Rest Home. It will be held here at Westend on Sunday, October 8, at 7:45 PM, featuring the Voices of Victory Quartet and the Covenant Christian High School Concert Choir.


A dinner to benefit MCFS will be held October 9 at Hillcrest CRC in Hudsonville. Call Cliff or Huddy if you would like to attend.




TODAY – 9/24

9:15 AM   Prayer Time

9:45 AM   Morning Worship

11:00 AM   Discovery Hour

6:00 PM   LIFE


TUESDAY – 9/26

12:30 PM   Folding – CRH

6:30 PM   Divorce Care



6:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

8:00 AM   Men’s Life

10:00 AM   Café

7:00 PM   Council



9:30 AM   Knit & Crochet


FRIDAY – 9/28

5:00 PM   Cadet Camp-out



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, September 24


Jamie, Isabel, and Olivia Thomasma, Christy Prins


Children’s Worship

Wendy Burghgraef


Sight/Sound Operators

J Shultz, L Meringa


Coffee Servers

Dykhuizena, L Kuiper-Heys, J VanGroningen


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Jeremy Marsman, Ben Cleveland, Geoff Cleveland, Betty Cooper


NEXT SUNDAY, October 1


Margie Broene, Kerri Robinson, Ambrosia Phillips, Lexi Cappendyk


Children’s Worship

Judy Meyer, Allison Petroelje


Sight/Sound Operators

J Christians, J Smith


Coffee Servers

M Ouwinga, Shultzes, VanderKlipps


Gold Avenue Visitors (10 AM)

Deacon Sue Shultz, Curt and Amber Critchlow, Justin and Lindsey Davies, Marv and Carol DeHaan




Offerings of 9-17                      weekly goals

Ministries           $     6,043       10,922

Chr Ed                 $        655          1,787

Benev                   $       668