Announcements for Sunday, Sept. 2

Help With West Side Wednesdays!

The after-school program West Side offered last year was a hit and registration is already closed for this year. We need people to help with snacks, setting up crafts, etc. on Wednesday afternoons, 1–5pm, starting September 12. Interacting with the kids is not a requirement (though you can). Contact

Wilderness Adventures

Join Ron Rice Saturday, September 8, to hike to Tolmie Peak in Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park. It’s a 6.2 mile round trip (1120 ft. elevation gain) to alpine lakes, meadows and an old fire lookout. Weather permitting. Sign up with Ron to get more details.

Wednesday Evening Class

Parenting the Love & Logic Way – Learn how to grow into parenting with confidence, fun, and peace. Join us Wednesdays, September 26 – October 24, 5:30-7:30pm. Facilitated by Leah Barham, a certified Love and Logic presenter and the Director of Children’s Ministries at Arbor Heights Community Church. Childcare provided. Cost is $80 for individuals / $100 for couples. Register online at

Small Groups

West Side would like everyone plugged into a Small Group, sharing, praying and studying together to enhance spiritual growth and overall community. A Small Group catalogue will be available this month detailing the gatherings available. Sign up for what suits you!

Not Too Late – Be a Reading Partner

Commit a minimum of 1 hour per week as a tutor, double the learning rate of a struggling elementary student. Contact Alexis

Volunteering at West Side

Sign up to receive a weekly email listing the many upcoming volunteer opportunities and decide if any work for you. Write “H” and your email on the back of your attendance card or contact Madeline

September Sermon Series: It’s About Time

Sep 9 Times are Changing Hebrews 1: 1-2 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son…
Sep 16 Discerning the Times  1 Chronicles 12: 23, 1Chronicles 12:32, Colossians 4: 2-6 The tribe of Issachar …had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do. Conduct yourself wisely toward the outsider, making the most of the time…
Sep 23 In the Meantime Psalm 31, especially v 15 My times are in your hands, deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.
Sep 30 Time Out! Mark 6: 30-44 Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while!

Thursday Women’s Bible Study

Our Bible study begins their Fall study September 13, 9:30am in Lewis Hall with Life Guide’s Meeting the Spirit. All women are welcome. Contact Karen Schroedel or Lilliana Ryckman.

Bible Study Fellowship

(BSF) classes for men, women and young adults starts next week. Class locations and times can be found on our website,, or at the Welcome Center.

Sunday Education @ 9am

THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Video Series: Walking with God in the Desert, a new set of films in That the World May Know series. We have used these outstanding films over the years as each new series has been released. Filmed in Israel, Egypt and South Sinai, renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan illuminates the historical, geographical and cultural context of the land of the Bible and then draws spiritual application. Each film is self-contained, so be sure to come even if you miss a Sunday or two.

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

Children’s Ministry

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 2nd Grade in Room 6

September 2 – Sonia Ghayem and Polina Ghayem
September 9 – Drew and Rebecca Coombs

Sunday School for 3 Year Old–5th Grade begins September 9 at 9:00am. Meet Kim and Kris at the stairs on the lower level for directions to assigned classrooms. Welcome back!

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sat. (8) – Middle School and High School: Seattle Mariners vs. Yankees.

Sun. (9) – All Youth Kick-Off BBQ at Aronson’s, 4–8pm. Bring a side dish to share.

Service Notes

Preaching Today – Kim Herbert is our Minister for Children and Families.

Flowers today are given in honor of our parents, chosen in love and wisdom by our Heavenly Father to give us experiences we would need to do His work.

Pastor’s Office Hours – Pastor Keith’s regular office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am–4:30pm.

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: 2 Chronicles 10–32


Sun. (2)
9:00am Adult Class – Video by Ray Vander Laan:
Walking with God in the Desert
10:00am Worship Service and Coffee/Fellowship

Mon. (3) Church Building Closed

Tues. (4)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
7:00pm Session

Wed. (5)
10:30am Staff Meeting
7:00pm Missions Prayer

Thurs. (6)
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (7)

Sat. (8)
TBD Wilderness Adventures Hike to Tolmie Peak
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
12:00pm Community Meal

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