Announcements for Sunday, Sept. 23

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 www.wspc.org.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Saturday, October 13, 8am–5pm in Howell Auditorium. Sign Up Now! Space is limited to 30 participants and will be opened up to the general community soon. Free including materials and lunch. Learn common risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems/specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse; obtain an action plan to support someone developing a mental illness or mental crisis. Contact Sue Wyder (253-426-5957, swyder@valleycities.org)

It’s About Time!

Next Sunday Pastor Keith concludes the series “It’s About Time!” The message is called Time Out and is based on Mark 6: 30-44. During this coming week, read and reflect on the passage. We’ll talk about the challenge we all face to balance the “polarity” between ACTIVITY and REST in order to live a healthy life. Are you keeping that balance?

Check Out our Fellowship Group Ideas!

Madeline May will have a table in the welcome area today with sign-ups for many interest groups: Dinner, Movie, Hiking, Walking, Bowling, Baking, Craft, Knitting/Sewing, Music, and Art.

Thursday Women’s Bible Study

Meets in Lewis Hall at 9:30am. All are welcome. Contact Karen or Lilliana.

ESL Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for West Side’s Monday and Wednesday ESL classes at Highpoint Neighborhood House. Contact Janet Schreiner janrice@aol.com.

Small Group Catalog

The Fall offerings will be ready for distribution next Sunday on our website, www.wspc.org, and in hard copies available at the Welcome Center. We are excited about all the Bible study, prayer, and fellowship group opportunities! Take a look!

Recruiting Lay Readers

Are you willing to participate in our worship services? Lay Readers read scripture or your own prayer of Confession. God has an opportunity to work in you and through you in this way! Contact Madeline May (206-935-4477; MadelineM@wspc.org)

Prayers for Pastor Nominating Process

• Pray the Lord is actively leading the Pastor Nominating Committee as they finalize their selection of our Senior Pastor candidate.
• Pray our congregation is open to receiving that nominee with grace and wisdom provided by the Holy Spirit.
• Pray the candidate and the candidate’s family clearly hears the Lord’s direction to come to West Side.
Committee: Katie Batts, Rick Boogaard, Jill Campbell, Sid Hoagland, John Jacobs, Josh Kutz, Dolores Latham, Hugh MacLean and Elaine McMinn.

Sunday Adult Education @ 9am

Video Series: Walking with God in the Desert, a new set of films in That the World May Know series. 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.

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School for 3 Year Old–5th Grade meets at 9:00am. An usher can point you towards the stairs to the lower level and where there are signs (and people) to help your child find the appropriate classroom.

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 2nd Grade in Room 6 @ 10:00am
Today – Shaw & Patrice Lynds
September 30 – Katie Batts & Maddie Gardner

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (23) – High School Sunday School, Room 5
Sun. (23) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 3
Sun. (23) – Middle School Huddle, 6:30–8:30pm
Sun. (23) – High School Impact, 6:30–8:30pm
Sun. (23) – YLT Applications Due
Fri. (28) – Volunteer @ Date Night
Sat. (29) – High School Dress Up, Dine Out, 6–10pm

Sunday, Sept. 23 Service Notes

Preaching Today – Reverend Keith Tanis is our Bridge Pastor.
Assisting in Worship – Dave Pimblett is an aerospace manufacturing consultant for Dassault Systems and is an elder in the Christian Education department.

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Ezekiel 43–48; Daniel 1–12; Esther 1–3

Calendar

Sun. (23)
9:00am Children/Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class – Video by Ray Vander Laan: Walking with God in the Desert
10:00am Worship Service
11:15am Coffee and Fellowship
Rap Hall Unveiling – Come downstairs after worship to see the transformation of the Youth “sanctuary” after water leaks required major renovation.
2:00pm  Special People, a 74 year old West Side ministry, meets for lunch and special music by Steve Ryals in Howell Auditorium.
_______  Pastor Nominating Committee Meeting
5:00pm Evening Service – Bring a neighbor or friend this evening for a special worship service of song and praise. Kim Herbert, our Children and Families Minister, will give the message.
6:00pm  Fellowship Meal – Following worship, all are invited to stay for a light evening meal.
6:30pm  Middle School Huddle, High School Impact – Games, study and worship.

Mon. (24) Church Building Closed

Tues. (25)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
1:00pm Foster Support Faith Alliance
6:30pm Stewardship & Finance Meeting
6:30pm Scout Parent Leadership Committee
7:00pm Deacons
7:30pm Scouts

Wed. (26)
10:30am Staff Meeting
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
6:00pm Love & Logic: Parenting Course
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (27)
9:30am Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (28)
6–9pm Date Night (Child-care check-in is 5:50pm)

Sat. (29)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
6:00pm High School Dress Up, Dine Out (Offsite)

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