Announcements for Sunday, Nov. 12

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TODAY

Following the soup luncheon that begins at 11:45am, we will discuss plans for 2018, elect our remaining Elders and our 2018 Nominating Committee, and vote on proposed Bylaw amendments which were previously printed in the church bulletin. We will also get an update from the Pastor Nominating Committee. Please join us to make this meeting a productive one!

RECRUITING SINGERS FOR MUSIC SUNDAY

Our Music Director, George Steward, wants to field an enhanced choir for Music Sunday, Dec. 3 and promises fun and great music for all who join for that occasion. There will be choir rehearsals at 7pm on Tuesdays 11/14 and 11/21 and Thursdays 11/9 and 11/30 with special Saturday rehearsals on November 18 (2-4pm) and December 2 (2-5pm). All are welcome to sing their hearts out! Contact George GeorgeS@wspc.org.

DEACONS’ THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

A collection box for non-perishable items is in the Narthex. Financial donations for fresh items (checks to WSPC marked “Thanksgiving Baskets”) are also welcome.

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS NEEDED

This year’s Christmas party for our Special People ministry, celebrated for over 50 years, is December 9. Help us make it special by providing a gift! Dot will be in the Narthex on November 19 with the names of our Special People and instructions.

WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS BANQUET/TAPROOT THEATRE

Festivities start on Wednesday, December 6 with dinner at 6:00pm (Emcee: Shari Monson; Chef: Craig Monson) and end with a Taproot performance of Emily Shuel’s play, “Improv in a Pear Tree.” The audience participates with suggestions about what the play’s newlyweds encounter on their first Christmas with crazy family and friends. Tickets ($10) are on sale at the Welcome Center today until December 3.

TAPROOT PLAY OPEN TO OTHERS

Want to see the Taproot play in our Sanctuary on Wednesday, December 6 (see info above)? We have 40 tickets ($10 each) for balcony seating for non-banquet attenders, male or female. Buy them at the Welcome Center!

RENEWAL MINISTRIES NW INTRO – Nov. 15

Are you weary and in need of refreshment? Do you desire to slow down, be still, spend some time with Jesus and hear his wisdom?
Renewal Ministries Northwest helps people engage in spiritual practices that lead to deeper relationships with Jesus and inspire them to do his work of transforming the world. Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm in the chapel to hear Renewal Ministries share about their upcoming Advent and Epiphany half-day retreats and the 5-Month Ignatian Retreat that begins in January. Members of our own church will share some of their stories about how these ministries have brought renewed vitality to their faith in Christ. Dessert and refreshments will be served!

PUT GARAGE SALE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST

You are getting new stuff for Christmas – for you, your kids, pets – and need to get rid of the old stuff. Save it for our fabulous March Garage Sale! We take clean items in good working order – household items, sporting goods, tools, collectibles, toys, books and even furniture! The profit from our garage sale underwrites the cost of the youth Memorial Day retreat.

LOST & FOUND

Check on the table outside of Howell and collect what is yours. Thanks.

SUNDAY ADULT CLASSES

9:00am Today: Martin Luther’s Money “Reformation” – Ron Rice teaches this 4 week class in November using the new book, Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money by Brad Hewitt and James Moline. The book, published by Thrivent Financial, can be purchased online at www.newmoneymindset.com/getyourscore.

10:30am Today: The Risk and Challenge of Bible Translation
Dr. Kenneth Thomas, United Bible Societies Translation Consultant will present the nature of Bible translation, the history of Bible translation including Luther’s translation of the New Testament.

9:00am December 3 – Wheelchairs for Nigeria Video – Highlights of the September trip to Nigeria where Ron Rice and Ayuba did 9 large distributions of over 500 wheelchairs. At 2 large Emir’s palaces, Ron wore his chief’s turban and robe. Rare for a white man to visit an Emir’s palace, but a white Nigerian chief? Never.

WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS

Apps for a Healthy Church: 1 Timothy – A four-class overview and study of 1 Timothy taught/facilitated by Pastor Jesse beginning November 1 at 7:00pm. No class on November 15. Class will meet in Howell Auditorium.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
November 12 – Carla Gawthrop & Anja Vander Hijde
November 19 – Katie Batts and Maddie Gardner

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (12) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (12) – Middle School Huddle, 6:00-7:45pm
Sun. (12) – High School Impact, 7:15-9:00pm
Sat. (18) – ADVENTure, 6:00-9:00pm

SERVICE NOTES

Assisting in Worship – Nick Upton is a Software Engineer at Zillow. He is an elder in the Fellowship department.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

This week: Acts 10-18:11; James 1-5; Galatians 1-6

CALENDAR

Sun. (12)
9:00am Worship Service
9:00am Adult Class: Martin Luther’s Money Reformation
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
10:00am Coffee and Fellowship
10:00am Blood Pressure Clinic
10:30am Worship Service
10:30am Adult Class: The Risk and Challenge of Bible Translation
11:30am Coffee and Fellowship
11:45am Congregational Meeting & Soup Luncheon
4:00pm Pastor Nominating Committee
6:00pm Middle School Huddle
7:15pm High School Impact

Mon. (13) Church Building Closed

Tues. (14)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
5:30pm Cub Scouts – Lions
7:00pm Department Meetings
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:30pm Boy Scouts

Wed. (15)
10:00am Pastoral Care Meeting
11:00am Staff Meeting and Prayer
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
7:00pm Bible Study & Prayer
7:00pm Renewal Ministries Northwest Intro

Thurs. (16)
9:30am Women’s Bible Study

Fri. (17)
9:15am MOPS

Sat. (18)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Girl Scouts
10:00am Scout Neighborhood Clean Up
12:00pm Community Meal
2-4pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
6:00pm Family ADVENTure

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