Announcements for Sunday, July 22

Reception for Pastor Shari Today

We are celebrating Pastor Shari’s 2 years as West Side’s Interim Senior Pastor immediately following our morning worship service. Please stay to help us honor the expertise and guidance she has given to West Side and the service her entire family has willingly provided to support our ministries and church family. Let’s send them off with our thanks and prayers for their future endeavors.

Wanted: Social Media Manager

The Evening Service planning team needs a volunteer to manage our social media accounts and keep us twittering! If you are interested, please email

Get Your Name Tags

Make it easier for our new Senior Pastor and others to get to know you by wearing your name tag. Check the name tag rack and don’t have one? Mark the Name Tag box on your attendance card and we’ll make it!

Foster Kids School Supplies List

We are collecting new school supplies so these kids, who have already experienced painful life situations, can go to school knowing they at least “have the right stuff.” The list of needed items is now available in the Welcome Center. Contact Dee West if you have any questions.

Fellowship Meal / New Member Introduction

All are welcome to join us on Sunday, August 5 as we share a meal together after morning worship service and welcome our newest members into our church family when they are introduced by their sponsors. A Children’s Corner play area will offer a fun spot for kids!

Path from Poverty Harambee Gala

Help women and families from Kenya fulfill their talents and dreams. This year’s annual fundraising event is October 6, 6pm–9pm, at The Mountaineers and features an elegant dinner, live music, a silent auction and Kenyan Marketplace. More info is available at Early-bird tickets will be available August 1 for $75/person, $750/table. Want to volunteer for the event? Contact

Volunteers Needed for City Serve Project – August 18!

We are behind in getting enough people to spruce up Highland Park Elementary on Saturday, August 18, 9-am–1pm. A variety of tasks ensures that everyone’s physical abilities can be utilized. Sign-up at the Welcome Center after worship. For more info, contact Dick Ramsey

Adult Sunday Education Class @ 9am

All are invited. There is a play area in the corner of Howell for children.

Today: West Side Youth / MOVE Conference – The 17 teenagers and 5 adults who attended the Christ in Youth conference (MOVE) in Los Angeles will give their report.

July 29: Mike McLaughlin (Christian Medical Dental Association) updates us on his work with medical and dental students on Western campuses.

August 5: A Moment with Keith – Dr. Keith Tanis, our Bridge Pastor, shares about himself and answers questions we have.

August 12: Jacinta Tegman, President of World Concern, will describe their ministry of disaster relief and humanitarian Christian work. With a $40 million budget and a staff of 700, almost all local Christians, World Concern operates in 16 countries.

August 19: Dr. Larry and Dianne Burke will tell of their recent trip to Chad and Larry’s new assignment as Africa Director of Faith Comes By Hearing, a Wycliffe-related organization working with oral Bible translations for non-literary peoples.

August 26: Debbie and Tom Wood will update us on their work with iTEE Global using interactive Internet training for overseas pastors and Debbie’s recent teaching trip to Asia.

Children’s Ministry

Church Time for 3 Year Old through 2nd Grade in Room 6
Today – Sonia Ghayem & Polina Ghayem
July 29 – Carla Gawthrop and Anja Vander Hijde

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (22) – MOVE Conference presents to congregation, 9am
Mon. (22) – Youth depart for Lake Chelan Retreat, meet at 9am
Thurs. (26) – Youth return from Chelan Retreat, 1pm

Service Notes

Guest Speaker – Jeff Vancil is a graduate of SPU and Fuller Seminary. He served on the Young Life staff for 30 years and is now an Associate with Leadership Development, aka Centered, providing executive oversight for this intergenerational disciple-making mission. He and his wife Marilyn have 4 kids and 11 grandchildren. They live near the University of Washington and regularly invest in the next generation of Jesus-centered leaders.
Assisting in Worship – Becky Upton is a Program Manager for Providence Health & Services and serves on West Side’s Personnel committee.

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Isaiah 49–66; Micah 1–4


Sun. (22)
9:00am Youth Report on MOVE Conference
9:30am Blood Pressure Clinic
10:00am Worship Service / Installation / Ordination
11:15am Reception for Pastor Shari
4:00pm Pastor Nominating Committee
5:00pm Evening Service / Communion / Light Meal

Mon. (23) Church Building Closed
9:00am Youth Depart for Lake Chelan Retreat

Tues. (24)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast

Wed. (25)
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (26)
1:00pm Youth Return from Lake Chelan

Fri. (27)

Sat. (28)
12:00pm Community Meal

Summer Building Closures
During July and August, the church building will be closed at 5:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings (except Evening Worship days). It will also be closed on Saturday, August 4. If exceptions are needed, please contact the church office. Thank you for your consideration.

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