500 YEARS: FROM THE WITTENBURG DOOR TO OUR FRONT DOOR
Each Sunday from today through November 5, West Side will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation of the church by becoming better acquainted with Reformed Theology and how it is worked out in the lives of people who are saved by grace. On Sunday October 29, you are invited to bring a Bible from home, perhaps a family Bible, to share in acknowledging the Reformation’s impact through the printing of Scripture.
CONGREGATIONAL FUNDING GUIDE HEARING
Our next meeting to review West Side’s financials and hear about plans for the coming year will be in the Chapel this Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm. All are invited to attend.
SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE
Thank you for your continued support of West Side. This level of giving represents 76% of our year-to-date Funding Guide, which is considerably less than previous years. We are barely able to meet the fixed costs of our staff, facilities and local ministry efforts, and will not be able to fully support our missionaries. Please continue to prayerfully consider your contributions to help us make disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Unified Giving $ 730,149
Funding Guide $ 956,650
Difference ($ 226,501)
WEST SIDE SPECIAL PEOPLE
Special People will meet at 2:00pm in Howell Auditorium for dinner, fellowship and a presentation by John Hawkins on his involvement with people who have autism. Thanks to all our faithful volunteers.
THANKS FROM THE STAFF
We were absolutely amazed and humbled by your thoughtfulness this past week – balloons, flowers, amazing foodstuffs, your notes of thanks and encouragement. We are so grateful to not only share with you our professional lives, but also our personal ones by being part of this wonderful family. Your Church Staff
DATE NIGHT WITH A PURPOSE
Date Night with a P allows couples the opportunity to get out on a date (with thought-provoking questions to discuss) while their kids enjoy a safe and fun evening at West Side. Our next date night is Friday, October 27. Reserve your spot with Stacy (206-935-4477; firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, October 24.
DEACONS’ THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Every year, Deacons provide food baskets to several West Side families and individuals. Collection boxes for non-perishable items will be available in the Narthex starting Sunday, November 5. Financial donations for fresh items (checks to WSPC marked “Thanksgiving Baskets”) are also welcome.
CHRISTIAN MUSIC CONCERT
West Side and John Knox Presbyterian are partnering to host Matthew Smith (Indelible Grace) in a solo concert at John Knox on Sunday, November 5, 6:30pm. Matthew is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes new melodies to centuries-old hymn texts, helping guide people into emotionally honest worship. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. Advance purchase tickets are only $10 and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3091126.
YOUTH WISE MENTORING GALA
Youth Wise Mentoring Gala is having their Gala Friday, October 27, 6-9 pm at Seattle Pacific University. Youth Wise trains mentors and matches them with at-risk youth. West Side is considering such a program for Highland Park Elementary school, where we do our service day projects and began an ESL class. To learn more, talk to Lee Sundquist or go to www.youthwise.org.
SUPPORT A CAREGIVER WITH PRAYER FOR A YEAR
Contact Marilyn Fleming, RN, parish nurse (email@example.com).
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES
9:00am: 500 Years of the Reformation. Dave Pimblett and friends lead discussion about the impact of the Reformation on the evolution of the present church.
10:30am: The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice. Using this book by Mark Labberton, Lisa West leads our examination of worship beyond its style, delivery or components.
NEW 9:00AM SUNDAY ADULT CLASS BEGINNING NOV. 5
Martin Luther’s Money “Reformation” – Ron Rice will teach a 4 week class using the new book, Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money by Brad Hewitt and James Moline. The book is published by Thrivent Financial, a Lutheran organization dedicated to helping Christians be wise with money and live generously. Obtain your books online at www.newmoneymindset.com/getyourscore.
NEW WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS BEGINNING NOV. 1
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 22). Room TBA.
Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
October 22 – Jon & Susan DeFant
October 29 – Carla Gawthrop & Anja Vander Hijde
YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)
Sun. (22) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (22) – Middle School Huddle, 6:00-7:45pm
Sun. (22) – High School Impact, 7:15-9:00pm
Sat. (28) – Middle School Pizza & Movie Night, 6:00-9:00pm, $8
Assisting in Worship – Sue Nealson is a CPA and Chief Financial Officer for an estate planning firm and an elder serving in the Discipleship/Christian Education department.
Flowers today are given to the glory of God and celebration of 61 years of happy marriage by Russ and Pat Dow.
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
This week: Mark 1-16; Luke 1-6
9:00am Worship Service
9:00am Adult Class: 500 Years of the 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 Dangerous Act of Worship
11:30am Coffee and Fellowship
2:00pm Special People
6:00pm Middle School Huddle
7:15pm High School Impact
Mon. (23) Church Building Closed
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
7:00pm Cub Scouts
7:30pm Boy Scouts
11:00am Staff Meeting and Prayer
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
5:30pm Parenting the Love & Logic Way Class #5
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer
7:30pm Congregational Funding Guide Hearing
9:30am Women’s Bible Study
3:00pm Missions Meeting
6:00pm Girl Scouts
6:30pm Scout Leader Training
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
6:00pm Date Night with a Purpose
Child care check-in at 5:50pm
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Girl Scouts
6-9pm Middle School Pizza & Movie Night