Announcements for Sunday, April 15

SPECIAL CONGREGATION UPDATES SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Everyone is invited to remain in the sanctuary for brief updates about the process of calling a new Head of Staff Pastor, the church mission study, and plans underway for an evening worship service. Note to parents: for those parents who are able to stay we have made special arrangements for your children to remain downstairs until after the updates (estimated end time 11:30).

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Classes start tonight April 15 at 6:30–8:15pm. Not sure if you want to register? The first night is on us. Come check it out for free! For more info, contact Donna Stewart (206-551-3468) or DaveRamsey.com.

EVENING SERVICE

Our first evening service will take place Sunday, May 20 at 5:00pm in the Sanctuary and we need volunteers! If you are interested in participating as an usher, greeter, scripture reader, on the worship team, in the nursery, or helping with fellowship following the service, please email wspcevening@gmail.com.

BINGO NIGHT: Youth MOVE Conference Fundraiser!

Saturday, April 28th, 6:30-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of prizes, desserts, and fun! Proceeds will help fund the youth trip to the July MOVE Conference in California. Tickets are on sale TODAY in the Welcome Center $20 for four game cards and the dessert buffet, $3 at the door for each extra card. Kid can use their parents’ cards or sign up for childcare at the time of purchase.

DATE NIGHT WITH A PURPOSE – APRIL 20

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.

OFFICE MOMS & DADS

The next volunteer training is Friday, April 27, 10–11:30am at DSHS (4045 Delridge Way SW, Suite 300). Make a difference in the life of a foster child just by being there! RSVP or ask a question at WestSeattle@officemomsanddads.com. If you are interested or plan to attend, please contact Dee West.

Path From Poverty’s 5k Walk For Water
Join Lisa West’s team (All Sisters in Christ) in Seward Park on May 19 and walk to help Path from Poverty (WEI) bring clean, safe water to Kenyan women. African food, live music, etc. Registration at www.pathfrompoverty.org/walkforwater.

SING TO THE LORD

The Music Sunday Choir has room for your voice as we prepare to share the Fauré Requiem on June 10. Contact Anthony Spain anthonys@wspc.org for more information and rehearsal times.

WEST SIDE YOUNG ADULTS

West Side Young Adults are attending Christian recording artist Phil Wickham’s concert Thursday, April 26, 6:30pm at Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace. Tickets are $20 in advance. The church bus leaves West Side at 4:30pm. Contact Kate Ellis you want to join us!

ADULT SUNDAY EDUCATION @ 9am

The Book of Romans – Paul’s letter to Roman Christians offers us some of the best theology in the Bible coupled with practical application of the Gospel to our hearts, relationships, social involvement and work. He covers things – grace, sin, spiritual gifts, suffering and contentment – that resonate with everyone, but especially those who want to grow in faith.  Class location:  Howell Auditorium

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
Today – Katie Batts and Maddie Gardner
April 22 – Sonia Ghayem and Polina Ghayem

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (15) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (15) – Middle School Huddle, 6–7:45pm
Sun. (15) – High School Impact, 7:15–9:00pm
Fri. (20) – Volunteer at Date Night, 5:30–9:15pm

SERVICE NOTES

Preaching Today – Reverend Shari Jackson Monson, Interim Senior Pastor

Assisting in Worship – Katie Batts is a member of the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) and Nick Upton is Moderator of the Fellowship Department. Both recently attended the National Gathering of The Fellowship Community in Atlanta.

The flowers today are our attempt to thank God for the gift of 62 years together. Jim and Charlotte Loski

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

This week: Psalms 16–36

CALENDAR

Sun. (15)
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class: The Book of Romans
9:30am Blood Pressure Clinic
10:00am Worship Service
11:05am Congregation Updates
Noon Christian Education Department
6:00pm Middle School Huddle
6:30–8:15pm Financial Peace University #1
7:15pm High School Impact

Mon. (16) Church Building Closed

Tues. (17)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
3:00pm Cubs Pinewood Derby Set-Up
5:00pm Seattle Presbytery @ Wedgwood Pres.
5:30pm Lions
6:00pm Pinewood Derby
7:00pm Scouts
7:00pm Department Moderators Meeting
7:30pm Scout Parent Meeting

Wed. (18)
10:00am Congregational Care Meeting
11:00am Staff Meeting
1-5:00pm West Side Wednesdays
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (19)
9:30pm Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (20)
9:15am MOPS
6:00pm Date Night (Childcare Check-In 5:50pm)

Sat. (21)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Girl Scouts
12:00pm Community Meal

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