Announcements for Sunday, May 7

Congregational Meeting & Conversation Sunday, May 14 at 9:30am

Session has called a Congregational Meeting next Sunday 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 Congregational Survey.

All are welcome to attend; only members may vote.

Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT)

Great job everyone! We had an 86% rate of completion on the Congregational Survey, which gives Holy Cow! Consulting a really good sampling of the various voices, desires and expectations of our congregation. The consultant is now working on the interpretation of the results, which will be summarized at the next Congregational Conversation on May 14 (see below).

Gatherings / Needs

Districts 1, 5, 6, and 10 Luncheon Today!! Come to Howell Auditorium after second service (12:30–2pm) to enjoy a lovely springtime meal!

West Side Library Book Club meets tonight at 7pm in the library. Everyone is welcome.

Women’s Circles:  Circle Lydia will meet in Lewis Hall for its last meeting before summer. All women are invited on Wednesday, May 10, at 9:30. Info? Contact Ruth (206-935-5229). Circle Mary will meet at 10:00am Wednesday, May 10 at Brookdale Admiral Heights.

West Side Senior Fellowship meets Saturday, May 20, at 6:00pm for pot-luck dinner and a presentation by Gordon Bakke, former CEO of “MATA” (Mission Aviation Training Academy), located in Arlington, WA. Contact Martha Wilson (206-923-0648) or Betty Gardner (206-935-3454) for RSVP and food choice.

Heavenly Hosts will be starting up in September. Watch for news updates  over the coming months as plans are formulated.

Vehicle Needed:  Dan and Judy Norman, our missionaries in Ethiopia, will be back in Seattle and need to borrow a car May 27 – June 11 and for a couple of weeks after June 29. Please contact Ron Rice (206-932-6129) if you have one to loan them.

Annual Reports Due Tuesday, May 9

If you are writing one, please limit it to less than one typed page. Ministry annual reports cover the program year (June-May); financial reports cover our fiscal year (Jan-Dec).  Please submit to Karol (

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 ( or 206-935-4477).

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

Children’s Ministry

Church Time May 7
3YO – 1st Grade        Sonia Ghayem and Sallie Schafer
2nd-5th Grade        Wayne Bolling and Devon Porter

Church Time May 14
3YO – 1st Grade       Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde
2nd-5th Grade        Helmi & Terry Temple

KIDZ Club meets this Thursday, May 11 at 3:45pm.

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (7) – Sunday School, 9:40am – High school in Room 5, middle school in West Classroom.
Sun. (7) – YLT Meeting, 11am
Wed. (10) – Middle School Girl’s Bible Study, 5-6pm
Fri. (12) – Middle School Pizza & Movie Night, 6:30-10:30pm
Sat. (13) – High School Hike, 10am-4pm

Service Notes

Assisting in Worship  8:15am – The Reverend Ron Rice is our Parish Associate, assisting with Pastoral Care. 11:00am – The Reverend Jesse Mabanglo is our Interim Associate Pastor.

Flowers today are given by Paul and Teresa Brown in memory of Captain Peter Mark Brown USAF and to honor our mothers.


Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Psalms 82-102.


Sun. (7)
8:15am            Worship Service and Communion
9:15am            Coffee & Fellowship
9:40am            Sunday School Classes
9:40am            Spring Adult Classes
10:40am          Blood Pressure Clinic
11:00am          Worship Service and Communion
11:00am          YLT Meeting
12:15pm          Coffee & Fellowship
12:30pm          Districts 1, 5, 6, & 10 Luncheon
2:00pm            Yumi Griffen Student Recital
3-7:00pm        Mission Study Meeting
7:00pm            West Side Library Book Club

Mon. (8)
Church is Closed

Tues. (9)
Annual Reports Due
6:30am            Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am          West Seattle Bible Study
10:30am          Staff Prayer Time
11:00am          Program Staff Meeting
3:30pm            Confirmation Class
7:00pm            Cub Scouts
7:15pm            Session Meeting
7:30pm            Scouts

Wed. (10)
9:15-Noon       Tilden School Play
9:30am            Circle Lydia
10:00am          Circle Mary @ Brookdale Admiral Heights
5:00pm            Middle School Girl’s Bible Study
7:00pm            Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (11)
12:00pm          Bill Fitch Memorial Service
3:45pm            KIDZ Club
5:45pm            Girl Scouts
7:00pm            Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (12)
6:30pm            Middle School Pizza & Movie Night

Sat. (13)
8:00am            Oasis Men’s Group
10:00am          High School Hike until 4pm

Sun. (14)
9:30am            Congregational Meeting, Conversation #3

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