Announcements for Sunday, May 13

Pentecost – Outreach/Mission Sunday May 20

Sunday School Hour, 9 – 10:00am

Get a flavor of how West Side is contributing to the community around us! Using Romans Chapter 15 and 16 as a guide, three speakers will share experiences and insights about the following outreach programs/initiatives:

Dee West: Foster Care–Opportunities to Serve
Alison Bray: Young Life in West Seattle
Lin Snavely: Community Meals–The “West” Side Effects of Outreach

Meal and WSPC Ministry Info, 11:15am

We are celebrating the historic birth of the church and its work in the world by highlighting our outreach ministries to West Seattle and beyond. Join us for a fellowship/missions lunch in Howell Auditorium after worship service and visit with many of our ministry representatives.

Being Presbyterian 101

6 Classes and Opportunity to Join West Side – There is still time to attend! Pastor Shari and church leaders are looking forward to meeting with all who are interested in learning about what it means to follow Christ as a member of the Presbyterian church. The New Members Call to Discipleship workbook aids our conversation. Classes are held on five more Friday evenings, 6:00-7:15pm: May 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22 with introduction to congregation on Sunday June 24. Contact Madeline May for more info.

Summer Youth Interns

We are excited to welcome three Summer Youth Interns (SYI) to work with our youth through July. Riley Montemayor, attending South Seattle Community College, has been helping throughout the school year and will continue through this summer; Lauren Estep, completing her sophomore year at Seattle Pacific University, will join us for her second summer; and Devon Porter, a senior graduating West Seattle High School, is beginning her first time in the position.

Graduation Sunday June 3

Is anyone in your family graduating from high school, college, or achieving another type of diploma that we can list in our bulletin on Graduation Sunday? Please provide their complete names, schools and degrees. Use the back of your attendance card or email the office by Sunday, May 27.

Adult Sunday Education Class @ 9am

Today – 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

May 20 – Outreach Speakers – Using Romans Chapter 15 and 16 as a guide, Alison Bray (Young Life) Dee West (Foster Care) and Lin Snavely (Community Meals) will share their experiences and insights about outreach programs.  Class location: Howell Auditorium

“Come and See” Conference

Through study, vibrant worship and preaching, the July 23–27, 2018 conference at Whitworth University looks at how Jesus’ invitation to His disciples to “come and see” continues to change the world. Hosted by Whitworth’s Institute of Ministry, the cost is $350. For details about speakers, topics and registration, go to

Welcome Center Volunteer Needed

Welcome Center Volunteer is still needed to cover the Wednesday, 9:00am–12:30pm shift. Please contact Lilliana Ryckman.

Path from Poverty’s 5K

Path From Poverty’s 5k Walk For Water – May 19, 9:00am in Seward Park. African food, music.

Service Notes

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

Flowers today are given to the glory of God and in gratitude for hearts moved to service for our community.

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Psalms 100–119

Children’s Ministry

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
Today – Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde
May 20 – Drew and Rebecca Coombs

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (13) – Sunday School, 9:00am – High School in Room 5, Middle School in Room 3.
Sun. (13) – Memorial Day Retreat Registrations Due TODAY!
Fri. (18) – Volunteer at Date Night, 5:30–9:15pm
Sat. (19) – Walk for Water, 9am @ Seward Park.


Sun. (13)  Seventh Sunday of Easter
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class: The Book of Romans
9:30am Blood Pressure Clinic
10:00am Worship Service
11:30pm Pastor Nominating Committee

Mon. (14) Church Building Closed

Tues. (15)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
3:00pm Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Cub Scouts
7:30pm Scouts
7:30pm Scout Parents Meeting

Wed. (16)
10:00am Congregational Care Committee
11:00am Tilden School Play
1-5:00pm West Side Wednesdays
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (17)
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (18)
9:15am MOPS
6:00pm Date Night (Childcare Check-In 5:50pm)

Sat. (19)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Walk for Water @ Seward Park
9:00am Girl Scouts
12:00pm Community Meal

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