Announcements for Sunday, Sept. 3

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TODAY

There will be a short congregational meeting immediately following worship service today to elect new officers. Please stay so we may have the appropriate number of members present.

WEST SIDE RESPONDS TO HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

As we watch the unfolding news about the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, it is encouraging to see the church rising up in response to help sustain life and restore hope. If you would like to give financial resources to join in this effort we encourage gifts to be made to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance http://pda.pcusa.org and World Vision https://www.worldvision.org. These Christian organizations are mobilizing the church to respond to urgent needs. If you want to write your check to West Side Presbyterian for us to handle on your behalf, please note on your envelop and check which organization you want the funds to go to. We are also looking into the possibility of sending a team to help with recovery when the time is right to do so. If you’re interested in serving, please share your name and contact info with the church office.

COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY

Committed to Community Board in Narthex – The board is a visual expression of one’s commitment to covenant together to trust God for our future in prayer, hospitality, and service as we prepare to welcome new pastoral leadership. Everyone willing to share in this journey is welcome to sign.

WEST SIDE WEDNESDAYS – WSPC Partners With Parents

Seattle Public Schools decided this year to release students early on Wednesdays, causing problems for parents and students. West Side is reaching out to our community with a solution: an after-school program on church premises for elementary students that includes activities, homework support, and clubs (Drama, Science, Arts and Crafts, Cooking). The cost per session (first one is 9/13 – 12/13) is $200 per child. More info is on our website www.wspc.org. Have questions or want to help? Email us at wspc.kids@gmail.com. Please pray for the students and volunteers!

WEST SIDE’S ESL PROGRAM

Is ramping up for fall semester. Join us to teach parents at Roxhill and Highland Park Elementary Schools. It’s fun and a great way to show our love for some of the neediest of our community. Come to orientation will be Thursday, September 14 at 1pm at the church. Contact Janet Schreiner  janrice@aol.com.

BACKPACK BLESSING – September 17

Join us in covering our students and those who educate and serve them with prayer as they begin another school year. During both worship services, children and parents will be invited, with their backpacks, to receive a blessing. A small gift will be given to each student to remind them of God’s presence as they venture into a new school year.

SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES NEEDED

Don’t store them until the next eclipse! Ron Rice can use the plastic ones (not paper) in the wheelchair shop in Nigeria. They are perfect for the young apprentices holding parts for the welders (who have hoods). Ron leaves for Nigeria Monday, September 11.

GROUP STUDIES

Want to join (or start) a small group to study The Fellowship Community Bible Study – One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, and One God and Father of All? Contact Pastor Jesse at jessem@wspc.org.

Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study – All women are invited to join us as we begin J.I. Packer’s Life Guide Study, Meeting God, on Thursday, September 14 at 9:30am in Lewis Hall. For information, call Karen Schroedel or Lilliana Ryckman.

WEST SIDE SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

All seniors are welcome to a pot-luck dinner on Saturday, September 16, at 6:00pm in Howell Auditorium. Mark Koelling, P.E., who recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group, will speak about the replacement of the Sea-Wall along the Seattle waterfront. Call Dee West or Charlotte Loski  to RSVP.

SUMMER CLASSES @ 10:40am in Howell Auditorium

Today – In March, Sammamish Presbyterian Church sent a team of volunteers to help those fleeing the violence in Syria and elsewhere at the refugee center on the Greek island of Lesbos. Robin Brumley, leader of the team will give a report on their experiences.

FALL SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 10

9:00am: 500 Years of the Reformation. Dave Pimblett and friends lead discussion about the impact of the Reformation on the evolution of the present church.

10:30am: The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice. Using this book by Mark Labberton, we will look at worship beyond its style, delivery or components.

WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES

September 27 – October 25, 6-8pm: Parenting the Love & Logic Way, facilitated by Leah Barham, Certified Love and Logic presenter, Christ-follower, and on staff at Anchor Church. Register online at www.wspc.org.

November 1, 7 – 8:15pm: Exploration of 1 Timothy (4 weeks)

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 1st Grade, Meet in Room 6
Today – Katie Batts and Erika Aronson
September 10 – Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde

CHURCHTIME -Church Time for Grades 2–5, Meet in Room 3
September 10 – Kris and Erika Aronson

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Fri. (8) – MS Hangout, 6:30-9:30pm in Howell Auditorium
Sat. (9) – HS Junction: Volleyball, 6:30-9:30pm in Howell Auditorium

SERVICE NOTES

Assisting in Worship: The Reverend Ron Rice is our Parish Associate, assisting with Pastoral Care.

Flowers today are given in thanks to the Lord for the many families He has provided to give us life, instruction, enrichment, and purpose.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

This week: 2 Chronicles 14 – 36

CALENDAR

Sun. (3)
8:30am Prayer Walk
9:30am Worship Service and Communion
10:30am Congregational Meeting to Elect Officers
10:40am Sammamish Presbyterian Mission Trip

Mon. (4) Church Building Closed

Tues. (5)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
7:15pm Session Meeting

Wed. (6)
11:00am Staff Prayer and Meeting
7:00pm Missions Prayer

Thurs. (7)
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (8)
4:30pm Personnel Committee
6:30PM Middle School Hang Out

Sat. (9)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12:00pm Community Meal
6:30pm High School Volleyball

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