CONGREGATIONAL ASSESSMENT TOOL (CAT)
Today is the last day. But if you haven’t done it yet, don’t panic! You can still complete the survey after worship services by either computer or hard copy (contact Karol today!) or jump on the church website from home and click on the link to the survey firstname.lastname@example.org. Over 203 confidential responses to the Church Assessment make it clear that we all care deeply about the future of West Side. Please let us hear your voice, too!
ANNUAL REPORTS DUE THURSDAY, MAY 9
Our Annual Report provides an assessment of the church finances and ministries this last year and prospects for the future. If you are responsible for a portion, please limit your submission to one-half to one typed page. Ministry annual reports cover the program year (06/01/2016 – 05/52/2017); financial reports cover our fiscal year (01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016). Please send reports to Karol Karol@wspc.org.
ATTENTION BRASS INSTRUMENTALISTS
We are assembling a brass ensemble to play for services on Father’s Day. Music will be chosen and arranged to fit the abilities of all who participate. Any level is welcome. Don’t currently have an instrument? George will try to find one for you. Rehearsals to be arranged. Contact George Steward if you have interest or questions. GeorgeS@wspc.org or 206-935-4477
QUAD-DISTRICT LUNCHEON MAY 7
Save the date! Deacons for Districts 1, 5, 6, and 10 have planned a luncheon on Sunday, May 7 from 12:30–2pm in Howell Auditorium after second service. Come and enjoy a lovely springtime meal!
WINTER IN NARNIA – AMAZING!
A magical evening like this one begins in the imagination of one person but comes to reality through the contributions, creativity and hands of many. A big thank you to everyone for making our evening a success – to those who traveled with us to Narnia, contributed and/or purchased items, and spent the many hours required to transform our premises into a wonderland (and then return it to a plain auditorium). The proceeds of this (cold) winter evening will go a long way to support our Dominican Republic Youth mission trip in (very hot) July.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING & CONVERSATION
SUNDAY, MAY 14
Don’t miss this!! Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, May 14 at 9:30am to present and vote on the slate of candidates who will comprise the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). Congregational Conversation #3 will immediately follow the meeting, at which time we will receive the summary results of the survey just completed through Holy Cow! Consulting. All are welcome to attend; only members may vote.
Pray for our Church Nominating Committee as they call on individuals to consider serving as deacons and elders.
ADULT CLASSES @ 9:40am
Being Presbyterian: Creeds, Confessions and Polity: Presbyterians are Reformed Christians, and this makes us heirs to a particular view of the contemporary church’s relationship to its traditions. This class explores how these written and historic documents help us speak and live the gospel and be faithful witnesses in our time. (Especially for those interested in membership, but open to all) Pastor Shari, Lewis Hall
Christianity Explored: Investigate Christianity or just brush up on the basics by exploring who Jesus is, why he came and what it means to follow him. You don’t need to know anything about the Bible; you won’t be asked to read aloud, pray or sing; and, you can ask any question you want!
Pastor Jesse, Howell Auditorium
The Bruised Reed: Isaiah 42:3 and Matt. 12:20 read “a bruised reed he will not break and a smoldering wick he will not quench.” What a beautiful image for how Christ always treats his people! This is true both of individuals and of the church, and also of us before and after our conversion. This class will be an in-depth exploration of these passages of scripture supplemented by a classic book of the same title. From his victorious throne we hear the risen Jesus proclaim “Behold, I am making all things new” (Rev. 21:5). In our time together we will learn about his unrelenting commitment to this promise regardless of any circumstances (past or present) in our lives. Greg Hjort, Chapel
Church Time April 30 – Drew & Rebecca Coombs; Amy & Anna Crawford
Church Time May 7 – Wayne Bolling, Devon Porter; Kris & Erika Aronson
YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)
Sun. (30) – Sunday School, 9:40am – High school in Rap Hall, middle school in West Classroom.
Wed. (3) – Drama Club, 3:30-5:30pm
Assisting in Worship: 8:15am – Donna Stewart is a retired administrative professional and technical writer. She is a deacon and assists with special worship services. 11:00am – Christina Hjort is a freelance broadcast journalist and producer. She is also a prayer partner.
Flowers today are given to glorify God and in celebration of 18 years of marriage.Greg and Jamelah Leddy
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
This week: Psalms 61-81
EASTER SEASON & LITURGICAL COLORS
Easter is a fifty-day season of seven Sundays, beginning with the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Day). Ascension Day, forty days after Easter, is celebrated to affirm that Christ is Lord of all times and places. The Day of Pentecost marks the end of Easter Season. The color on the pulpit is white during this Season to represent the purity of Jesus, who through His blood washes us clean as well.
8:15am Worship Service
9:15am Coffee & Fellowship
9:40am Sunday School Classes
9:40am Spring Adult Classes
11:00am Worship Service
12:15pm Coffee & Fellowship
1:00pm Scout Leader Training
Mon. (1) Church is Closed
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
11:00am All Staff Chapel
3:30pm Confirmation Class
7:00pm Department Meetings
7:00pm Cub Scouts
3:30pm Drama Club
7:00pm Missions Prayer
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
11:30am MOPPETT Appreciation Luncheon
7:00am New Commandment Ministries
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12noon Community Meal