MATTHEW SMITH CONCERT SUNDAY NIGHT
John Knox Presbyterian is hosting Matthew Smith, a founding member of Indelible Grace and composer of new melodies for old hymn texts, Sunday night at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3091126 or $15 at the door.
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.
RECRUITING SINGERS FOR MUSIC SUNDAY
Our Music Director, George Steward, wants to field an enhanced choir for Music Sunday, December 3 and promises fun and great music for all who join for that occasion. There will be choir rehearsals at 7pm on Tuesdays 11/14 and 11/21 and Thursdays 11/9 and 11/30 with special Saturday rehearsals on November 18 (2-4pm) and December 2 (2-5pm). All are welcome to sing their hearts out! Contact George GeorgeS@wspc.org.
WEST SIDE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Like books? Meet with others and tell about the latest (or most loved) book you have read! Come to the library tonight at 7:00pm.
WOMEN’S CIRCLES – NOV. 8
Circle Lydia will meet at church at 9:30am. Bring a pen. Contact Ruth (206-935-5229). Circle Mary will meet at Brookdale Admiral Heights at 10:00am. Contact Helen (425-432-1113).
WEST SIDE WOMEN & TAPROOT THEATRE
This year’s Women’s Annual Christmas Banquet is Wednesday, December 6. Starting with dinner at 6:00pm (Emcee: Shari Monson; head chef: Craig Monson), the evening culminates with a one hour performance by Taproot Theatre actors (aided by suggestions and participation from the audience) of Emily Shuel’s play, Improv in a Pear Tree. Join in the fun (literally) when newlyweds share their first Christmas together with the crazy people they call family and friends.
Tickets are $10 and will be on sale on Sundays November 12, 19, 26 and December 3 at the Welcome Center.
ADVENTure – NOV. 18, 6-9pm
As we begin our countdown to Christmas, come celebrate the season with an Advent party for our entire West Side church family at our second annual ADVENTure Night! There will be Advent crafts, service opportunities, Christmas puzzles to work on, and a delicious dinner prepared by Madeline May and her crew of volunteers.
Please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the offce @ 206-935-4477.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING & SOUP LUNCHEON
Our next Congregational Meeting will be held next 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.
*We will be electing our 2018 Nominating Committee. If there is someone you would like to nominate, we encourage you to talk in advance to members regarding serving on this committee.
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 bylaws.
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.
RENEWAL MINISTRIES NW INTRODUCTION – NOV. 15
Are you weary and in need of refreshment? Do you desire to slow down, be still, spend some time with Jesus and hear his wisdom?
Renewal Ministries Northwest offers ministries that engage people in spiritual practices leading to deeper relationships with Jesus that refresh their souls and inspire them to do his work of transforming the world. Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm in the chapel to hear them share about their upcoming Advent and Epiphany half-day retreats and the 5-Month Ignatian Retreat that begins in January. Members of our own church will share some of their stories about how these ministries have brought renewed vitality to their faith in Christ. Dessert and refreshments will be served!
MISSIONS 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 email@example.com 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/.
LOST & FOUND
What Was Lost……We have found a wide array of “left-behind stuff” over the past several months. Check on the table outside of Howell to see if any of it is yours and get it back to its rightful home!
WEST SIDE SENIOR FELLOWSHIP – NOV. 11
West Side Senior Fellowship monthly potluck is Saturday, November 11 at 6pm, hosted by Larry & Esther Kutz and Grace McLaughlin.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES
9:00am: Martin Luther’s Money “Reformation” – Ron Rice will teach this 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.
10:30am Nov. 5: 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.
10:30am Nov. 12: The Risk and Challenge of Bible Translation –
Dr. Kenneth Thomas, United Bible Societies Translation Consultant will present the nature of Bible translation, the history of Bible translation including Luther’s translation of the New Testament.
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS (Except Nov. 15)
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. Change: no class on November 15, class resumes November 22. Class will meet in Howell Auditorium.
Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
November 5 – Drew & Rebecca Coombs
November 12 – Carla Gawthrop & Anja Vander Hijde
YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)
Sun. (5) – Sunday School, 9:00am: High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3
Sun. (5) – YLT Meeting, 5:00-6:15pm
Sun. (5) – Quest / Discipleship Groups, 6:30-8:00pm
Thurs. (9) All Youth: Thursday Night Football! Seahawks vs Cardinals, 5:15-9pm @ West Side
SUPPORT FOSTER KIDS
Support Foster Kids During Stressful Times Union Gospel Mission, our long-time partner, has requested support for Office Moms & Dads (OMD, www.officemomsanddads.com). OMD’s volunteers sit with, talk to, and entertain foster kids during the day while their caseworkers find them homes. Want to help? Times are flexible to meet your schedule. A background check Tuesday, November 7, 10-11:30am. Contact Dee West (206-258-2108) or Janine Krebs (WestSeattleOMD@gmail.com).
Assisting in Worship – Pastor Jesse Mabanglo (9:00) and Pastor Ron Rice (10:30).
Scripture Reader – Larry West is a retired banker, married to Dee. He is currently a deacon serving on the Fellowship Department.
Flowers today are given to the glory of God and to honor Sharon Rice for her many years of Coffee Hour ministry.
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
This week: John 7-21; Acts 1-9
9:00am Worship Service and Communion
9:00am Adult Class: Martin Luther’s Money Reformation
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
10:00am Coffee and Fellowship
10:00am Blood Pressure Clinic
10:30am Worship Service and Communion
10:30am Adult Class: The Dangerous Act of Worship
11:30am Coffee and Fellowship
12:00pm Stations of the Cross Information Meeting
4:00pm Pastor Nominating Committee
5:00pm YLT Meeting
6:30pm Quest / Discipleship Groups
7:00pm West Side Library Book Club
Mon. (6)Church Building Closed
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
10:30am West Seattle Bible Study
7:00pm Cub Scouts
6:45pm Examination of Officers
7:15pm Session Meeting
7:30pm Boy Scouts
9:30am Circle Lydia
10:00am Circle Mary @ Brookdale Admiral Heights
11:00am Staff Meeting and Prayer
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
7:00pm Bible Study & Prayer
7:00pm Adult Class: 1 Timothy
9:30am Women’s Bible Study
5:15-9pm All Youth Thursday Night Football
6:00pm Girl Scouts
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
6:00pm West Side Seniors Fellowship