Announcements for Sunday, Dec. 31

WELCOME THE NEW YEAR WITH JOY!

The coming of Jesus, our Messiah, and our hope in His redemptive work produces the truest of all joy. We pray that all gathered today in worship of the living God experience that joy, not only in 2018 but for a lifetime! Whether you are a mature Christian, new in your faith in the living God, or still just seeking answers, we are delighted you are here. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship after the service and know you are invited to any of our listed activities and classes.

DISTRICT LUNCHEONS

Those in Family Districts 7 and 12 are cordially invited to lunch hosted by your Deacons on Sunday, January 14 in Howell Auditorium following after-service fellowship. Please let your Deacon know if you have special dietary needs.

Other District Luncheons: January 21 – Districts 2, 3, 5 & 8
February 11 – Districts 9, 13 & 14
February 18 – Districts 6, 10 & 11
March 18 – Districts 1, 4 & 15

District numbers are in the church directory, the map at the front door, or online.

DECEMBER TITHES & OFFERINGS

As we wrap up 2017, December 31 is the last opportunity to make a year-end gift to support ministry at West Side. Gifts intended for 2017 must be received in today’s offering or postmarked by Sunday, December 31, 2017 to qualify for tax deductions. Thank you, as your gifts allow us to share the love of Jesus with the people of West Seattle and around the globe.

2018 Tithe Envelopes are available to be picked up today on tables across from the elevator. If you have not used envelopes and would like to, please note it on the back of your attendance card or notify the office and we will have them available for you next week. Please discard any leftover 2017 envelopes as the numbers change each year.

2018 FLOWER CALENDAR

Thank you to all who provided flowers for Sunday morning services. The 2018 Flower Calendar is ready for sign-up in the front hall.

SCHEDULE VOLUNTEERS FOR COMMUNITY MEAL MINISTRY

We need someone who would like to schedule volunteers and send out emails about what happened at the community meal and what prayer requests we received. Contact Susie Williams to learn more. (SusieW@wspc.org; 206-935-4477).

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

Pray for Qualified Candidates for our Open Staff Positions: Senior Pastor, *Director of Music Ministries; *High School, Young Adult & Outreach Minister; *Project Coordinator; *Childcare Scheduler. *More information and instructions at www.wspc.org/job-openings/.

PATH FROM POVERTY

Formerly Women’s Enterprises International, invites you to join their next mission trip, 2/28/2018 – 3/14/2018, to help Kenyan women by building infrastructure for water tanks. Contact Marilyn Kaino (workteam@pathfrompoverty.org; 206.624.4934).

SUNDAY MORNING PARKING REQUEST

Up close parking is truly needed for those with limited mobility. Please park at least a couple of blocks away or in the Swedish Medical Center lots if you are able. Thanks!

SUNDAY 9AM ADULT CLASSES

Today: We are God’s Art Work will aid participants in exploring their spiritual journey and identifying their ministry passion and gifts.
Teaching today: Pastor Ron Rice.

Sundays Beginning January 7 – An Eleven Week Study

Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known – What if the future of the church depends on our ability to slow down and get to know people? Godspeed looks at what happens when a Seattle city boy learns about “God’s speed” in a Scotland parish. Each session has video, Scripture, meditation, and lively group discussion. An optional Study Guide is available for $13.00.
Other classes will be announced later.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6

December 31 – Drew & Rebecca Coombs
January 7– Katie Batts & Maddie Gardner

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (31) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

This week: Genesis 1-22.

CALENDAR

Sun. (31)
9:00am Adult Class: We are God’s Art Work
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
10:00am Worship Service
11:00am Coffee and Fellowship

Mon. (1) Happy New Year!!!!
Church Building Closed

Tues. (2) 6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
7:00pm Cub Scouts
7:15pm Session
7:30pm Boy Scouts

Wed. (3) 11:00am Staff Prayer and Meeting
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
7:00pm Missions Prayer

Thurs. (4) 7:00pm Adult Choir

Fri. (5) 9:15am MOPS

Sat. (6) 7:00am New Commandment Ministry
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12:00pm Community Meal
6:00pm Scouts – Retiring Leaders

Sun. (7) 9:00am Adult, Children & Youth Sunday School
10:00am Worship Service

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