Announcements for Sunday, May 27


May 27 the church recognizes for the only time in its calendar a person (the Triune God) rather than an event (Easter). The Trinity, working together, gave us true salvation. God the Father, in love, gave his Son to pay the price of our sin; the son Jesus willingly dies on a cross in our place; the Holy Spirit helps us to turn from our broken selves towards a life of peace and joy through belief in Jesus’ sacrificial work. May their work stir deep within us today and always.


Our Special People will be joined for lunch May 27 at 2pm in Howell Auditorium by guests from United Friends Group Homes Lincoln Park, a home under the regulation of Washington’s Developmental Disabilities Administration. Our sincere appreciation goes to our usual volunteers plus the new helpers needed to handle this larger group.

Friday, June 8, 7:00pm (Refreshments @ 6:30pm)

We will elect a new class of church officers (elders and deacons), review the annual report, and get an update from the Pastor Nominating Committee. Childcare provided. All are welcome, though only members may vote.

The Fellowship department would appreciate if attendees bring food to share for this meeting – fruit, veggies, desserts, cheese tray, etc. Thanks!


Please provide family member’s complete names, schools and degrees. Some added info about special achievements is also appreciated. Use the back of your attendance card or email the office


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BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE POSTED…on our website every Saturday on the main page. It helps if you were on vacation and need to catch up!


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.  Meeting in Howell Auditorium.


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


Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
Today – Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde
June 3 – Sonia Ghayem and Polina Ghayem

YOUTH NEWS (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (27) – No Sunday School Today – Memorial Day Retreat!

Memorial Day Retreat Prayer Requests

This weekend, students and leaders are at our annual youth Memorial Day Retreat. This year we have 75 middle and high school students and 38 leaders/staff who are experiencing Camp Firwood in Bellingham.
This year’s theme is “Go Crazy.” Our speaker, Rob Lee, ia teaching on the crazy things people do when they encounter Christ and how His influence changed the lives of people with different backgrounds.

Please remember them in your prayers:
• For students’ hearts to be ready to hear about Christ and respond.
• That leaders and staff would be open and prepared to enter the brokenness and messiness of student’s lives.
• For the spiritual, physical and emotional stamina of the staff.
• For the safety of the whole group throughout the weekend.


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

Assisting in Worship – Rick Boogaard is an auditor for Providence. He coordinates the Prayer Team, Communion servers, assists Special People ministry and is on the Pastor Nominating Committee.

Traveling – Pastor Shari is traveling this week. She will return to the office May 30.


This week: Psalms 142–150; 1 Kings 1–4; Proverbs 1–11


Sun. (27)
9:00am Adult Class: The Book of Romans
10:00am Worship Service
12:30pm Evening Service Planning
2:00pm Special People Meal & Program
6:30pm Financial Peace University #6

Mon. (28) Church Building Closed
3:45pm Youth Return from Memorial Day Retreat

Tues. (29)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
3:00pm Women’s Bible Study
7:30pm Scouts

Wed. (30)
1-5:00pm West Side Wednesdays
5:30pm Evening Service Music Meeting
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (31)
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (1)
6:00pm Being Presbyterian 101

Sat. (2)
7:00am New Commandment Ministry
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12:00pm Community Meal

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