Announcements for Sunday, June 18


Your responses in the Congregational Survey indicated a desire for improvements in our worship services. To determine what changes West Siders want, the Worship & Music Mission Study team is putting together focus groups who represent the 4 age groups of our congregation and asking for their feedback. We are looking at the future of West Side’s worship experience. If you want a voice in that discussion, sign up online at our website or at the Welcome Center Sunday morning. Space is limited as only 12 people will be in each time slot, 3 from each age group. The groups will meet
• 9:30am Sunday June 18
• 12:15pm Sunday June 18
• 9:30am Sunday June 25
The Worship & Music Mission Study team is led by Elders Kenny Kramer and Nick Upton, and PNC member Joshua Kutz.

SUNDAY, July 2, 11am-2pm

Breakfast, lunch or picnic? How about all three! Please come celebrate a summer Brunch-Nic at West Side! The menu includes breakfast burritos, bacon, pancakes, grilled bratwurst, BBQ pulled pork and more! You bring the dessert! See the church transformed after the 9:30am Worship Service into our very own West Side park where we will meet new members and welcome VBS families and friends. For more information or if you want to help, email Madeline May at


Vacation Bible School Needs More Adult Helpers – There are various tasks to be done June 27-30. Register to help on our website Stuff – We are furnishing a cabin and need a mounted large NW fish and a long-handled metal detector. Contact Kris at to donate.

Dominican Republic Donations Needed for Kids Alive! The youth mission trip to the Dominican Republic will be serving with Kids Alive in Caraballo, a small village on the north coast of the DR. It is home to about 1500 people, many of whom are Haitian immigrants and living in poverty. Kids Alive has given us a list of school, medical and other supplies they need. Can you help? A complete donation list is available in the Welcome Center. Donations must be received by July 1.


We have a limited number of Mariner’s tickets for the Saturday, June 24, 7:10pm game (Houston Astros) that can be yours for $15 per ticket. Interested? Contact Stacy (; 206-935-4477).


Pastor Nominating Committee: Katie Batts, Rick Boogaard, Jill Campbell, Sid Hoagland, John Jacobs, Josh Kutz, Dolores Latham, Hugh MacLean and Elaine McMinn.

Those involved with the Church Mission Study as they listen for the Lord’s leading in developing the study.

Our Church Nominating Committee as they continue to call on individuals to serve as deacons and elders.

The Lord’s leading in our goal of providing Biblical truth to our youth in fresh and appealing ways using all means available to us and for His provision for our Vacation Bible School coming up June 27-30.


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, Lewis Hall

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 class will be an in-depth exploration of these passages of scripture supplemented by a classic book of the same title. Greg Hjort, Chapel

ADULT CLASSES @ 10:40am (Starting July 9)

July 9 – Video – ORIGIN: Unlocking the Mystery of Life, produced by Illustra Media, examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on earth begin?
July 16 – Dr. Andy and Dorciane Toth, who go to the High Sierras in Mexico at great risk to train pastors and help establish churches among the Pame Indians.
July 23 – Dr. Tim and Muriel Teusink, who do medical training for doctors in developing countries and teach at medical conferences. Dr. Teusink is an expert on HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS prevention.
July 30 – Our Dominican Republic Team of young people, just back from their mission trip working with Kids Alive and the Trautweins.


Churchtime Today Sonia Ghayem & Sallie Schafer, Helmi & Terry Temple
Churchtime June 25 Drew & Rebecca Coombs; Carla Gawthrop & Grace McDonagh

VBS Leaders Meeting is on Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30pm

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (18) – Sunday School, 9:40am – High school in Room 5, middle school in West Classroom.
Sun. (18) – Final Dominican Republic Mission Trip Installment Due
Thurs. (22) – VBS Drama Team, 3:30-5:30pm
Fri. (24) – All Youth! Mariners Ballgame. Meet at West Side @ 5:45pm.


Leading Worship: The Reverend Ron Rice is our Parish Associate, assisting with Pastoral Care.
Assisting in Worship: Nick Upton is a Software Engineer at Zillow. He is an elder in the Spiritual Life department.
Flowers today are from Sid and Betty Hoagland, thanking God for 36 years of joyous marriage and 42 years of lots of fun!
Pastor Shari and Pastor Jesse Away Today: Pastor Shari is spending some special time today with out of town family. Pastor Jesse, with the permission of Session, is serving communion at John Knox Presbyterian Church. Both will return next week.
Youth / Vacation Bible School Big Screen Monitors: As part of a previously budgeted overhaul of our youth programs, large screen monitors have been purchased and have been installed at the front of the Sanctuary in time for Vacation Bible School starting June 27. The monitors will remain up through the summer and may be used occasionally during worship to display printed material like responsive readings, Scripture, and the songs we insert into the bulletin, which will reduce our printing and labor costs. At the end of the summer, the screens will be placed into 2 of the classrooms. West Siders told us in the congregational survey that we need to reach out to young families in our community. Updated technology, well used, can be a big help in that endeavor. Please pray that as we make use of these monitors this summer, we learn what options might work for West Side in the future.


This week: 1 Kings 14-22; 2 Kings 1-14:20


Sun. (18)
8:15am Worship Service
9:15am Coffee & Fellowship
9:30am Focus Group: Worship & Music
9:40am Sunday School Classes
9:40am Adult Classes
10:40am Blood Pressure Clinic
11:00am Worship Service
12:15pm Coffee & Fellowship
12:15pm Focus Group: Worship & Music

Mon. (19) Church is Closed

Tues. (20)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
10:00am Pastoral Care Meeting
10:40am Staff Prayer Time
11:00am Administration/Communication Staff
7:00pm Cub Pack
7:30pm Special Session Meeting

Wed. (21)
6:30pm Vacation Bible School Leader’s Meeting
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (22)
2-4pm Staff Boundary Training
3:00pm Missions Committee
3:30pm Vacation Bible School Drama Team
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
6:30-8:30pm Staff Boundary Training (repeat)

Fri. (23)
7-8:30pm Mission Study Team @ West Side

Sat. (24)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
8:30am Mission Study Team @ John Knox (until 2:30pm)

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