Announcements for Sunday, Oct. 28

Today @ West Side

9:00am – ReDiscover – The Big Story of the Old Testament – Led by Dr. Laurie Brenner
10:00am – Worship Service
2:00pm – Special People
5:00pm – Worship Service and Fellowship Meal
6:00pm – Light Fellowship Meal

Sunday Adult Education @ 9am

Oct. 28, Nov. 4: ReDiscover – The Big Story of the Old Testament. Facilitated by Dr. Laurie Brenner, our new Senior Pastor, we explore why the story of Israel’s history, writings and prophets of the Old Testament is so indispensable to our knowledge of Jesus.

Nov. 11–Dec. 2: Malachi: All To Him I Owe, facilitated by Josh Kutz. We have been chosen and given the privilege of being counted among God’s people, yet our lives don’t always reflect this great gift. All too often, we fall short and fail to meet our half of the bargain. Join us for a deep dive into the book of Malachi, a prophet who will challenge and convict us in our worship, our service, and our giving.

Wednesday Evenings, 11/7–12/19, 6:30–8pm

The Road Back To You – Ignorance is bliss – except in self-awareness! What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you, your relationships and how you live in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. Join us as we dig deep into the Enneagram, a model of the nine predominant personality types. Attendees are encouraged to order their books, The Road Back To You, online through Amazon ($23.58) and read the first two chapters before the first class. If unable to place your own order on Amazon, please contact the church office by October 31. Note: We will NOT meet November 21 or December 5.

Special People

Special People will share a meal and fellowship at 2:00pm in Howell Auditorium today followed by a piano presentation by a young woman who is all of 13 years old. Thanks again to our wonderful volunteers.

Job Posting

Our West Side Financial Secretary, Susie Williams, is retiring at the end of the year. If you or someone you know might be interested in this part-time job, please contact Sue Nealson for a job description or more information.

Kid’s Karnival, October 31, 4-6:30pm

Throw on your costume and come to the Kid’s Karnival for crafts, bouncy house, games, prizes and treats! Out Trick-or-Treating? Stop by and warm up with some coffee and fun. Invite your friends and family!

We Need Cakes!

The Kids Karnival features a cake walk and we need plenty of product to offer the winners. If you can bake and donate one (or more) cakes, please contact Kim Herbert (; 206-300-5648).

Deacons’ Thanksgiving Food Drive

Every year, Deacons provide baskets filled with food donations from the congregation to several West Side families and individuals. Collection boxes for non-perishable items will be available in the Narthex today through November 16. Financial donations for fresh items (checks to WSPC marked “Thanksgiving Baskets”) are also welcome.

Sunday 5PM Service Now Weekly!

Please consider helping as ushers, meal service or even the worship team! Questions? Contact anyone on the committee: Kim Herbert, Keith Tanis, Jessica Kutz, Dave Pimblett, Nick Upton or Lisa West.

Scholarships for Urbana 18 Conference

West Side will provide scholarships for college students or recent college graduates to attend the December 27-31, 2018 conference in St. Louis. More info at Contact Stacy Kutz (, 206-935-4477).

Upcoming November Sermons

November 4 The Church of the Second Chance – John 8:1-11, Romans 8:1

November 11 Gentleness in the Storm – Ephesians 4:1-16.
Guest preacher, Rev. Wendy Taylor

November 18 We’ve Not Passed This Way Before – Joshua 3

November 25 Wake Up & Smell the Bacon! – Acts 11:1-18

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 2 @ 10:00am

Today – Shaw & Patrice Lynds
November 4 – Katie Batts & Maddie Gardner

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (28) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9am
Sun. (28) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9am
Sun. (28) – Confirmation / D Groups, 6:30–8:30pm
Sat. (3) – High School Nerf Wars, 6–9pm

Sunday Morning

Preaching Today – Dr. Keith Tanis is our Bridge Pastor.

Sanctuary flowers are given in celebration and memory of the lives of Tyler Packard Vance (piano side) and Jan Neupert (organ side).

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Luke 4–24; John 1–3


Sun. (28)
9:00am Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class: ReDiscover – The Big Story of the Old Testament, Dr. Laurie Brenner
10:00amWorship Service
2:00pm Special People
5:00pm Worship Service
6:00pm Fellowship Meal
6:30pm Confirmation and Discipleship Groups

Mon. (29) Church Building Closed

Tues. (30)
6:30am Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
5:30pm Cub Scouts
7:00pm Worship Conversation
7:30pm Scouts

Wed. (31)
10:30am Staff Meeting
1-5pm West Side Wednesdays
4–6:30pm Kids Karnival
7:00pm Bible Study and Prayer

Thurs. (1)
9:30am Women’s Bible Study
1:00pm Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (2)
9:15am MOPS

Sat. (3)
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Girl Scouts
9–3pm Scout Leader Training
12:00pm Community Meal
6:00pm High School Nerf Wars

Upcoming Special Events – Save the Dates!

Family ADVENTure Night – Saturday, November 17 from 6-8:30pm – A party for the entire church family to kick off the Advent season!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service – Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00pm

Women’s Christmas Banquet – Wednesday, December 5 – Tickets $10 go on sale Sunday, November 11.

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