Announcements for Sunday, August 6

August 19 Service Day @ Highland Park Elementary!

Sign-Up Today! Want that T-shirt? Lee Sundquist will be outside the Welcome Center today to answer questions and take down your name as a volunteer for our Service Day on Saturday, August 19 (9am – 1pm) at Highland Park Elementary (1012 SW Trenton Street). The day starts at 8:15am with donuts, coffee and prayer at Chief Sealth International High School parking lot (but you can go straight to Highland Park). We officiallystart working at 9am. Lunch will be provided.

Lots of hands will make our tasks at Highland Park, a truly disadvantaged school, go quickly. Plus, it makes the day more fun! Sign up your friends!

Welcome Center Staffing

A person is needed to be in the Welcome Center on Wednesdays from 9:00am until 12:30pm. Training will be provided. Please contact Lilliana Ryckman, 206-932-9305.

Return Library Books

Few have been returned and a number of our titles still missing! Please take a look around your house and if you find one, bring it in.

VBS Shirts Are Still Outstanding

We are missing 40 of the blue VBS staff shirts! That makes a big dent in our inventory. Please return your clean shirt to the Welcome Center or church office. Thanks!

Financial Update

West Side deeply appreciates the faithfulness of our members in response to our financial condition. While we continue to monitor the situation, and will provide an update next week, we are humbled by your response and want to thank you for your commitment to our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Summer Classes @ 10:40am in Howell Auditorium

Today – Rick and Lorena Wood.  Rick is the editor of Mission Frontiers, the magazine of Frontier Ventures, formerly the US Center for World Mission. Lorena has a ministry with Muslim women. Rick is a son of West Side. They have started several house churches in their home in Colorado Springs.

August 13 – Chitra Hanstad, Director of World Relief. World Relief, the arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, has for 70 years empowered the local church to serve the most vulnerable. They are the largest refugee resettlement agency in Washington. West Side has supported their amazing immigration detention ministry at the federal INS prison in Tacoma for years. Thirty-seven detainees from 8 countries lead 17 Bible studies there in the detention center. Last year 440 men and women were baptized and 1540 accepted Christ.

August 20 – Bruce and Christy Graham.  We haven’t seen them in four years! Bruce is the Senior Associate Director of Frontier Ventures in Pasadena. Christy heads the Personnel Office, overseeing 100+ staff.

August 27 – Susie Tucker Boer, Faith Heroines Alive.  Susie portrays Corrie Ten Boom, the famous Dutch heroine of World War II and author of The Hiding Place. Her performances are always insightful and a delight!

Service Notes

The Sermon: Reverend Dr. Ron Rice, our Parish Associate, is providing the message today.

Assisting in Worship: Katie Batts is a Math teacher at Chief Sealth High School.  She assists in youth ministry and attends the young adult group.

Organist: We are delighted to welcome Sandra Dahl back to the organ bench. Clint Gawthrop is on vacation this week.

Flowers today honor the Triune God who knows us thoroughly and loves us deeply.

Read the Bible in a Year – This week: Jeremiah 6-29.

Pastor Vacation: Reverend Jesse Mabanglo, Interim Associate Pastor, is on vacation. He will return to the office August 15.

Next Sunday: Reverend Shari Monson, Interim Senior Pastor, will give the message.

Children’s Ministry

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

August 6 – Sonia Ghayem and Sallie Schafer
August 13 – Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde

There is no Summer Sunday School.

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Mon. (7) – MS Chelan Retreat, meet at church at 9:00am
Thurs. (10) – MS Chelan Retreat returns at 1:00pm
Thurs. (10) – HS Chelan Retreat, meet at church at 1:30pm


Sun. (6)
8:30am            Prayer Walk
9:30am            Worship Service and Communion
10:40am         Rick and Lorena Wood
4:00pm           Pastor Nominating Committee

Mon. (7)
Church Building Closed
9:00am            Middle School Meets for Chelan Retreat

Tues. (8)
6:30am            Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am         West Seattle Bible Study
Church Building Closes at 5:30pm

Wed. (9)
11:00am         Staff Meeting
6:30pm           Session Meeting
7:00pm           Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (10)
1:00pm           Middle School Returns from Chelan
1:30pm           High School Meets for Chelan Retreat
Church Building Closes at 5:30pm

Fri. (11)
Church Building Closes @ 5:30pm

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

Sun. (13)
8:30am            Prayer Walk (Meet at 8:20am)
9:30am            Worship Service
10:40am         Summer Mission Speakers: Chitra Hanstad, Director of World Relief

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