Announcements for Sunday, Jan. 14

DISTRICT LUNCHEONS

District 7 and 12 Deacon’s Luncheon Today – Have some food and fellowship with others in your family district in Howell Auditorium following after-service fellowship.

Districts 2, 3, 5 & 8 Deacon’s Luncheon will be next Sunday, January 21, following the reception for George Steward.

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

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE ART JOURNALING

No artistic experience is necessary for this one-time class introduced by Pastor Shari and led by Vicky Bruck, church member and West Seattle artist, on February 21, 7-9pm. All levels of creativity welcomed. Supplies will be provided. Call the church office by February 1 to register.

ARTIST NEEDED

Artist Needed to create the visual of Jesus being condemned by the Sanhedrin for our Lenten Stations of the Cross project. We will meet Sunday, January 21, 11:15-12:30pm, to discuss the project. Contact Bonnie Bennedsen eabennedsen@gmail.com.

THURSDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Thursday Women’s Bible Study begins January 18 at 9:30am in Lewis Hall using the Life Guide Study Meeting Jesus. For info call Karen Schroedel or Lilliana Ryckman.

WEST SIDE SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

West Side Senior Fellowship meets Saturday, January 20, 6:00pm. RSVP to Sally Porter.

GARAGE SALE 2018

CAN YOU HELP SORT?
Right now our biggest need is for sorters. It’s great fun to see the “treasures” as they come in. Sorting teams meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9am-12pm, and, new this year, Wednesdays between 6-9pm, January 23-February 28. (No sorting on Tuesday, February 6.)
Let the Karol Aronson know your willingness to help by doing one of the following:
• Write “GS” on the back of your attendance card
• Email karol@wspc.org
• Call the church office at 206-935-4477

ACCEPTING CLEAN & WORKING DONATIONS!
First Curbside Drop-off JANUARY 21, 4-6pm
Curbside Drop-off, Sundays from 4-6pm; January 21, 28, February 11, 18, 25 (not on February 4) Students meet you at the curb!
Howell Drop-off, Tuesdays and Wednesdays anytime; Jan 23-Feb 28.

Large Furniture Size Items: To help with planning please contact Karol for approval if you have large items to donate. We can accept approved items starting March 1 and can pick them up if arrangements have been made with Karol karol@wspc.org or 206-935-4477.

We cannot accept the following items: paint, drapes, tires, mattresses, hide-a-beds.

Contact Karol BEFORE dropping off: TV’s, computers, monitors, exercise equipment, large appliances.

PRAYER PARTNER PARTY THIS WEEK!

Prayer Partner Party, Thursday, January 18, 7-9pm – Come enjoy an evening of fun, conversation and refreshments as you meet your prayer partner! Please RSVP to Noël noelf@wspc.org or the church office, 206-935-4477.

WEST SIDE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – January 27, 6pm

Join our church family and enjoy a night out… We’ll be showing the family-friendly movie Beauty and the Beast (2017 release) on the big screen. We’ll provide the popcorn and treats—bring a blanket and pillow, lawn chair!

DATE NIGHT WITH A PURPOSE – January 26

Each month, couples are given the opportunity to go out on a date with thought-provoking questions to discuss. Meanwhile, kids enjoy a safe and fun evening at West Side.
• Childcare check-in is from 5:50-6:00pm ($5 per child)
• Couples gather for fellowship and a brief discussion
• At 6:30 couples head out on individual dates equipped with some optional discussion questions based on the group time
• Childcare pick-up is at 9:00pm.
RSVP to Stacy for childcare by Tuesday before Date Night stacy@wspc.org or 206-935-4477

CHILDCARE NEEDED FOR ESL PROGRAM

Help care for 1-3 babies or children under 5 when we hold our ESL classes for parents at Highland Park School (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1/26 – 2/15 from 12:30-2:15pm). Contact Janet Schreiner janrice@aol.com.

LOST & FOUND

What Was Lost……Check on the table outside of Howell to see if any of the items we found are yours!

2018 TITHE ENVELOPES

Tithe Envelopes can be picked up from 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. Please discard any leftover 2017 envelopes as the numbers change each year.

FOSTER CARE  BOXES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Foster Care Acknowledges WSPC Efforts – The items and shoe boxes we provided the foster care children make a real difference. Thanks for contributing and thanks, Dee West, for coordinating this ministry!

2017 YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORT

Thanks be to God! Your faithful giving to West Side has brought us to 82% of the 2017 Funding Guide which allows us to support our building, staff, outreach ministries and missions. While we need your continued prayers and financial support, we are thankful for your generous gifts and the positive momentum as we enter 2018. Blessings to you all!

Funding Guide $ 1,275,533
Unified Giving $ 1,049,710 (82%)
Difference ($ 225,823)

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

Pray for Qualified Candidates for our Open Staff Positions: Senior Pastor, *High School, Young Adult & Outreach Minister. *More information and instructions at www.wspc.org/job-openings/.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES

Sundays At 9:00am
Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known (an 11 week study) – 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.

Women’s Wednesday Evening Class – 6:30-7:45pm
Redeemed: a Tool for Sharing Your Story of Redemption (a study designed specifically for women) – Do you desire God use you to communicate His love to others? Sharing your story of God’s redemption is a powerful way to do it. Through Scripture stories, we’ll see God’s work in our own lives and then practice communicating that work to others. Our own stories will be a highlight of the journey together. A class workbook ($24) is needed; homework between sessions will deepen understanding. Register for the class and childcare at http://wspc.org/adult-classes/.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

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

January 14 – Carla Gawthrop & Anja Vander Hijde
January 21 – Sonia Ghayem & Polina Ghayem

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (14) – Sunday School, 9:00am – High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (14) – MS Huddle, 6-7:45pm
Sun. (14) – HS Impact, 7:15-9:00pm
Thurs. (18) – Prayer Partner Party, 7pm
Sun. (21) – Garage Sale Collection begins! 4-6pm

SERVICE NOTES

Guest Preacher – Reverend Eliana Maxim is a teaching elder (Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Seattle Presbytery and has served as the presbytery’s associate executive for the past 7 years.
Assisting in Worship – Jill Campbell is a real estate broker for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, NW Real Estate. She is our MOPS Mentor.
Flowers today are given in loving memory of Ken McLaughlin by his family.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

This week: Genesis 47-50; Job 1-20.

CALENDAR

Sun. (14)
9:00am Adult Class: Godspeed
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
10:00am Worship Service
11:30am District 7 and 12 Luncheon
4:00pm Pastor Nominating Committee
6:00pm Middle School Huddle
7:15pm High School Impact

Mon. (15) Church Building Closed

Tues. (16)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
5:00pm Presbytery @ Mercer Island Presbyterian
7:30pm Boy Scouts

Wed. (17)
10:00am Congregational Care Team
11:00am Staff Prayer and Meeting
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
6:30pm Women’s Class: Redeemed
7:00pm Bible Study & Prayer

Thurs. (18)
9:30am Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Adult Choir
7:00pm Prayer Partner Party

Fri. (19)
9:15am MOPS

Sat. (20)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Girl Scouts
12:00pm Community Meal
1:30pm Lorna MacKinnon Memorial@ The Kenney
2:00pm Choir Rehearsal
6:00pm West Side Senior Fellowship

Sun. (21) 9:00am Adult, Children & Youth Sunday School
10:00am Worship Service
11:15am Reception for George Steward
11:30am Luncheon for Districts 2, 3, 5 & 8

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