WEST SIDE / JOHN KNOX PARTNER FOR CONCERT
Matthew Smith (a founding member of Indelible Grace), is a Nashville-based singer and songwriter who composes new melodies to centuries-old hymn texts. He will perform a solo concert at John Knox Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 5, 6:30pm. Advance purchase tickets are $10, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3091126.
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.
WEST SIDE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
All who love books and reading are welcome to meet in the library on Sunday, November 5 at 7:00pm.
MISSION FEST VANCOUVER
Scholarships to attend the Missions Fest in Vancouver (BC) on January 26-28, 2018 are available to West Siders age 18-30 to cover transportation, accommodations, and food. The conference is free. Contact Janet Schreiner firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about the program, make sure you have an enhanced driver’s license or passport, and get your application in by December 1!
STAFF POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Two positions have been approved by Session – Project Coordinator and High School, Young Adult & Outreach Minister. Descriptions and instructions are posted on our website: www.wspc.org/job-openings/.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING / SOUP LUNCHEON
Our next Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 12, beginning at 11:45am with a soup luncheon followed by the business meeting. Join us as we enjoy fellowship and discuss plans for 2018. We encourage attendees to provide desserts.
PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS ON THE AGENDA
Proposed by Nick Upton, Elder moderating Fellowship:
#1 Move items 3 and 4 from Article V, § D, “Outreach,” to § C, “Fellowship”
3. Provide greeters
and guest book attendant to help identify and welcome new visitors
4. Maintain a process for follow-up of newcomers
Reason: The Fellowship department is currently overseeing this ministry to Sunday morning visitors to our church, and this reflects our long history of readily welcoming newcomers into fellowship with us.
#2 Add a sentence to Article IV, § C, “Nominations”
The nominating committee may not themselves nominate someone from within the committee.
Reason: In order to free up the nominating committee from having to consider the question of nominating themselves. This would not prevent a member of the congregation from making such a nomination from the floor, per our By Laws.
Proposed by Sue Nealson, Elder moderating Discipleship:
#3 Rename the “Discipleship” department to “Christian Education” in Article V, § B, and throughout the document.
Reason: In order to more clearly describe the primary work and responsibility of the department.
SUNDAY 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.
Sunday 9am Adult Class Starting November 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.
Wednesday Evening Class
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). Class location: Howell Auditorium.
Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
October 29 – Carla Gawthrop & Anja Vander Hijde
November 5 – Drew & Rebecca Coombs
YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)
Sun. (29) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (29) – Quest / Discipleship Groups, 6:30-8:00pm
Fri. (3) – High School Chill, 6:30-10:00pm
TRUNK OR TREAT
West Side families are encouraged to visit Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of Grace Church, 10323 28th Ave SW, from 6-8pm as a Halloween alternative to the carnival West Side has hosted in the past.
Assisting in Worship – Becky Upton is a Program Manager for Providence Health & Services and serves on West Side’s Personnel Committee.
Flowers today are given to the glory of God and in memory of Tyler Packard Vance who we still love and miss.
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
This week: Luke 7-24; John 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
10:30am Worship Service
10:30am Adult Class: The Dangerous Act of Worship
11:30am Coffee and Fellowship
6:30pm Quest / Discipleship Groups
Mon. (30) Church Building Closed
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
7:30pm Boy Scouts
11:00am Staff Meeting and Prayer
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
7:00pm Mission Prayer
7:00pm Adult Class: 1 Timothy
9:30am Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
6:30pm High School Chill
7:00am New Commandment Men’s Group
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
8:30am Scout Leader Training
12:00pm Community Meal