Announcements for Sunday – April 8

NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS

Today we begin a sermon series addressing seven of the “knotty” questions and struggles out of the many Christians face. Today we explore how to know the will of God and have confidence in his leading when it is sometimes not very clear to us.

FELLOWSHIP / SEDER MEAL TODAY

Join our West Side family for a very special Fellowship meal – a non-traditional, family friendly Passover Seder immediately following worship service and communion. All are welcome to this celebration of the true Passover Lamb.

SPECIAL CONGREGATION UPDATES NEXT WEEK

After worship service 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. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Note to parents: Knowing transitions between children’s programs and after-worship meetings can be difficult, we arranged for your children to remain downstairs until after the updates (estimated end time is 11:30).

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Financial Peace University course starts next Sunday, April 15 (6:30–8:15pm). Register and get your materials for $109 (normally $129) at https://fpu.com/1061736. For more info, contact Donna Stewart  or go to www.DaveRamsey.com.

B-I-N-G-O! April 28

Please hold your cards! Join us on April 28 for an evening (6:30–9:00pm) of prizes, desserts, and fun. Proceeds will help fund the youth trip to the July MOVE Conference in California. Tickets go on sale today in the Welcome Center – $20 for four game cards and the dessert buffet, $3 (at the door) for each extra card. Kids can use their parents’ cards or sign up for childcare at the time of purchase.

WOMEN’S CIRCLES

Circle Lydia will meet at The Kenney on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:30am with Marilyn Fleming as speaker. Info? Call Nancy.

Circle Mary will meet at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 11, at Bridge Park (3204 SW Morgan St.)

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 if you want to join us!

OFFICE MOMS & DADS

Next volunteer training is Friday, April 27, 10–11:30am at DSHS (4045 Delridge Way SW, Suite 300). Come see how you can make a real difference in the life of a foster child who has just been removed from a home of abuse or neglect. RSVP or ask a question at WestSeattle@officemomsanddads.com. If you are interested or plan to attend, please let Dee West know.

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.

WELCOME CENTER SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

We would like to expand the list of people we can call on the rare occasion one of our week day or Sunday regulars can’t make it. Give it a try! Contact Lilliana.

ADULT SUNDAY EDUCATION CLASS

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 begins at 9:00am in Howell Auditorium.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
Today – Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde
April 15 – Katie Batts and Maddie Gardner

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (8) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (8) – Youth Leadership Team Meeting, 5–6:15pm
Sun. (8) – Quest / Discipleship Groups, 6:30–8:00pm
Fri. (13) – All Youth Chill Night, 6:30–9:30pm

SERVICE NOTES

Preaching Today – Reverend Ron Rice is our Parish Associate, assisting with Pastoral Care.

Assisting in Worship – Martha Carlson is a manager at Building Envelope Technology and Research. She is an elder and a member of a small group.

Flowers today are in thanks to our compassionate Creator, who knows the number of our days and the depths of our hearts.

Thanks to all who provided lilies for our Easter Sunday worship service! Our sanctuary was beautiful and the people who received them were very grateful.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

This week: 2 Samuel 19–24; Psalms 1–15

CALENDAR

Sun. (8)
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class: The Book of Romans
10:00am Worship Service and Communion
11:30am Seder / Fellowship Meal
12:30pm Evening Service Planning Team
4:00pm Pastor Nominating Committee
5:00pm Youth Leadership Team
6:30–8p Quest / Discipleship Groups

Mon. (9) Church Building Closed

Tues. (10)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
6:30pm Department Meetings
7:00pm Cub Scouts
7:30pm Scouts

Wed. (11)
9:30am Circle Lydia @ The Kenney
10:00am Circle Mary @ Brookdale West Seattle
7:00pm Scout Troop Committee
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (12)
9:30pm Women’s Bible Study
1:00pm Scholarship Committee
6:00pm Girl Scouts
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (13)
6:30–9:30pm All Youth Chill Night

Sat. (14) 8:00am Oasis Men’s Group

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