Announcements for Sunday, July 9


Join us Sunday mornings to walk and pray for the neighborhood around West side. Assemble at the Welcome Center around 8:20am, leave West Side at 8:30am sharp to walk for 30 minutes (or so). All ages are welcome, including families; all levels of walking can be accommodated. Info? Contact Lin; 206-935-4477.


West Side’s Special People outreach is today at 2:00pm in Howell Auditorium with a picnic-themed meal, fellowship and a showing of the first half of the DVD Over Washington. Thanks to our faithful volunteers.


Come join the men in our choir to sing some special selections for the July 16 church service! The single rehearsal of the fun, easy music is Thursday, July 13 at 7:15pm in the sanctuary. Contact George (


All past and present members of Karen Schroedel’s Thursday morning Bible study are invited to Barbara Montford’s home July 20 at noon to share lunch, thoughts and prayer requests. Meet at church at 11:45 to share a ride.


Rick & Lorena Wood need a car August 1-9. If you can help please contact Ron Rice.


Follow Our Youth Mission Trip’s Activities! Our Youth Mission Trip Team has set up a blog to give us updates of what they are doing and experiencing in the Dominican Republic. Go to and see what is already there! You can get notifications when updates are posted.

Meet the Team! Each of our team along with their thoughts about the trip is profiled in a document available in the Welcome Center. It’s also available on our website and has been in our weekly Enews.

Prayer Bookmarks – Want a daily reminder of things to pray for while the team is traveling and ministering with Kids Alive in Carabello July 7-23? Bookmarks with pictures of each of our team members on the front and prayer concerns on the back are located near the Welcome Center today.

SUMMER CLASSES @ 10:40am in Howell Auditorium

Today, July 9 – ORIGIN: Unlocking the Mystery of Life, a video produced by Illustra Media. We have previously seen three of their amazing films depicting intelligent design: Metamorphosis: the Beauty and Design of Butterflies, Flight: the Genius of Birds and most recently Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth. With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on earth begin?

July 16 – Dr. Andy and Dorciane Toth, who have served in Mexico for almost 50 years, will update us on their work. Dorciane grew up at West Side. They now live in Texas but go back to the High Sierras in Mexico, at great risk, several times a year 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.


Did you know we send out a weekly electronic update of what’s happening at West Side? And that The Good News (our monthly newsletter) can show up in your email box and not need recycling? Go to our website (, click on eNews Sign-up (top, center of the main page) and select what you want electronically. You could call the church office, too! We save paper and printing costs; you get the news!


Church Time for 3YO – 1st Grade, Meet in Room 6

July 9 – Drew & Rebecca Coombs
July 16 – Carla Gawthrop & Brooke Matthews

There is no Summer Sunday School.

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Wed. (12) – MS Beach & Bible, 2-4pm at Karol Aronson’s


This week: Isaiah 10-30


During the summer months, fewer activities happen in the evenings on church premises. Stewardship and Finance elders have therefore approved closing the church building at 5:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings during July and August. Any events on those days (unless already scheduled) will require a minimum of one week’s notice and approval before they can be accommodated. Whenever possible, please try to schedule evening meetings on Wednesdays those months. Approved events are: Choir on 7/13 and 8/24 (Thursdays); Session on 7/11, Session on 7/25 and Deacons on 8/22 (Tuesdays). Thank you for your consideration as we try to conserve the church resources.


We Welcome to Our Pulpit this morning Carol McLaughlin, who graduated from George Fox Evangelical Seminary (now Portland Seminary) where she is now an Adjunct Professor teaching on Prayer and collaborating on courses on Shame and Grace and Pastoral Counseling. She is currently in a Doctor of Ministry program in Leadership and Global Perspectives. She has been married to Steve McLaughlin (and daughter-in-law of Grace McLaughlin) for 40 years in September.

Assisting in Worship today is Dave Pimblett, an aerospace manufacturing consultant for Dassault Systems and elder in charge of Men’s Ministries and Discipleship.


Sun. (9)
8:30am Prayer Walk Our Neighborhood
9:30am Worship Service
10:30am Blood Pressure Clinic
10:40am ORIGIN: Unlocking the Mystery of Life
2:00pm Special People

Mon. (10) Church Building Closed

Tues. (11)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
6:00pm Spiritual Life & Discipleship/CE Meeting
7:30pm Special Called Session Meeting

Wed. (12)
11:00am Staff Meeting
2-4pm Middle School Beach & Bible @ Karol’s
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (13)
7:15pm Adult Choir

Fri. (14)
5:30pm Church Building Closes for the Evening

Sat. (15)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12:00pm Community Meal

Sun. (16)
8:30am Prayer Walking Our Neighborhood (Meet at 8:20am)
9:30am Summer Worship
10:40am Adult Class

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