Fellowship Meals Today on Sunday
@ 11:30am West Side continues the celebration of the Lord’s Table with a Fellowship Meal in Howell Auditorium following worship service. All are welcomed and encouraged to join us. Healthy food options are available to help with New Year’s resolutions. A Children’s Corner play area will offer a fun spot for kids.
@ 6pm Another meal will be served after the 5:00pm evening worship.
Sermon Series: First Impressions
Seeing Jesus for the first time again…Ever notice how many of the gospel stories involve people who meet Jesus for the first time? Epiphany is a season for discovery – a perfect time to see and hear Jesus anew through the first impressions captured in the gospel stories.
Next Sunday, January 13 – “House: Jesus meets Zacchaeus” – Luke 19:1-10
Rev. Dr. Laurie Brenner to be Installed
Monday, January 7, 2019, 7:00pm
The congregation is invited to participate in the installation of Dr. Laurie Brenner as the new Senior Pastor of West Side Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7pm in our sanctuary. This service will be lead by Jesse Mabanglo, former WSPC Interim Associate and currently the moderator of Seattle Presbytery. George Hinman, Senior Pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle will bring the message. Our former pastor, Paul Smith, will give the challenge or “charge” to our congregation for how God is calling us to support Laurie’s leadership among us! Several other leaders from our Presbytery will officiate. This special service provides an opportunity to witness how the whole Presbyterian Church (USA) functions as the Body of Christ to support member congregations like ours. Come and celebrate this milestone in the life of WSPC! Refreshments following!
Sunday Adult Education, 9:00am
Today – Lectio Divina – Lectio Divina is an ancient Christian discipline dating back at least to the thirteenth century. In Latin it means “divine or sacred reading.” It leads us to pray through reading the Bible, helping us to listen attentively to a passage in order to open ourselves to what God might want to say to us. The practice involves listening to a text repeatedly and contemplating it in silence, trusting that God will meet us in Scripture and speak into our daily lives. (Led by Stacy Kutz) Class Location: Chapel
- In Memoriam: Eugene Peterson (Jan. 13, 20)
- ReDiscover: The New Testament (Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10)
- Run With the Horses (Feb. 17–March 31)
Adult Education Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00pm, Chapel
January 9 – March 6: Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs Led by Karli and James Warren
Giving our spouses what they want most is almost impossible when we are not receiving our heart’s desire from them. Join us for 8 weeks to learn how to better understand your spouse, communicate in times of conflict, change your habits, and reap the benefits of marriage that God intended. Register for the class and more info at www.wspc.org/love-respect/. Attendees will need to purchase the Love and Respect Workbook at Amazon or another seller. Contact Josh Kutz with questions or assistance.
Circle Lydia will meet Wednesday, January 9, from 9:30-11:30am in Boppell Parlor. Contact Nancy Santo.
Circle Mary will meet at Mary Baskett’s place of residence at 10:00am. Contact Helen Locatelli. All women are welcome.
Flowers for Worship
Praise God in Flowers! Supplying flowers for our worship services both honors and thanks Him for His gifts to us. Don’t spend big – use foliage and flowers from your yard, a plant from Costco, etc.! Sign up for a date special to you on the 2019 Flower Calendar in the front hall.
Community Meal Volunteers
Schedule Volunteers for Community Meal Ministry – We need someone who would like to schedule volunteers and send out emails about what happened at the community meal and what prayer requests we received. Contact Susie Williams to learn more.
West Side Garage Sale: March 8 & 9, 2019
Is your New Years resolution to clean and purge?
Be sure to set aside your treasures to help support West Side Youth. Starting January 20, between 3-5pm, just pull up to the church (on California Ave SW) and our students will be there to unload.
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 meets in Room 2 @ 10:00am.
Youth News (Grades 6-12)
Sun. (6) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9:00am
Sun. (6) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9:00am
Sun. (6) – MS Huddle, 6:30am-8:30pm
Sun. (6) – HS Impact, 6:30am-8:30pm
Tues. (8) – HS Rap Hall Hangout, 3:45-6pm
Fri.-Sat. (11-12) – All Youth Lock In, 7pm Fri.-9am Sat.
Read the Bible in a Year
This week: Genesis 20–42
Preaching Today – Reverend Laurie Brenner, our Senior Pastor.
Lay Reader – Sid Hoagland is self-employed in the tableware industry. He assists with communion set-up and plays viola at worship services.
Flowers today are given to the glory of God and in thanks for His blessings during 50 years of marriage. Dee and Larry West
9:00am Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am Lectio Divina Class
10:00am Worship Service
11:30am Fellowship and Coffee
5:00pm Worship Service
6:00pm Fellowship Meal
6:30pm Middle School Huddle
6:30pm High School Impact
8am-5pm Church is Closed
7:00pm Service of Installation for Dr. Laurie Brenner
3:45pm High School Hangout
5:30pm Cub Scouts
9:30am Circle Lydia
10:00am Circle Mary @ Mary Baskett’s
10:00am Worship Coordination
10:30am Staff Meeting
1–4:00pm West Side Wednesdays
6:30pm Love & Respect Class
7:00pm Bible Study & Prayer
1:00pm Women’s Bible Study
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm All Youth Lock-In
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am All Youth Lock In concludes