Announcements for Sunday, Feb. 24

Sermon Series: First Impressions…
Seeing Jesus for the first time again…

The Canaanite woman didn’t care who heard her cries or what they thought of her. She only cared that Jesus heard her and would exorcize the demon tormenting her daughter. Her faith, borne out of desperation, was rewarded. Sometimes the depths of our own pain is where we find our greatest faith, too, and a Savior offering comfort. Today, Jesus meets a man at the pool of Bethesda.

Next Sunday, March 3 – Jesus Meets Blind Men – John 9

Sunday Adult Education, 9:00am

Leadership Lab – It’s For Everybody: What is the most important word in a leader’s (and any Christian’s) vocabulary? Yes! Paul wrote to the churches in Corinth, For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Cor. 1:19)

In Jesus, God said “Yes” to us. Over the next several weeks, we will exercise our response, “Amen (let it be so),” by saying “Yes” to Jesus: to God’s mission and Spirit at work in and through us, to hope, and to service.
Through March 17 in Howell Auditorium

Congregational Meeting Today

Session has called a congregational meeting following our morning worship for the purpose of electing the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee and beginning the search for an Associate Pastor. Results of the Listening Circle discussions during the Fellowship Meals last week will also be reported. All are welcome to attend.

Ash Wednesday Service – March 6 at 7pm

Begin the special season of Lent with worship and the Imposition of Ashes, preparing our hearts and minds to look to Jesus’ sacrificial path towards the cross through the lens of our gratitude and repentance. All are welcome.

West Side Special People

and Friends of Lincoln Park meet today at 2:00pm in Howell Auditorium to enjoy homemade food, a chance to visit, and a short musical performance. Thanks much to our loyal volunteers!

We Sell Plants, Too!

We would love to find your plants a new home at our Garage Sale! Please bring any plants (indoor or outdoor) that you would like to donate to the church March 3-6 or contact Arlene McMonigle at 206-380-8624.

An Ol’ Fashioned Boot Kickin’ Round-Up

Saturday, March 23 at 6:00pm – Tickets go on sale March 3, 10, 17 and yes, childcare is available. Purchase your tickets on Sunday mornings in the Welcome Center or during the week in the office. Come and support our Youth Mission Team as they raise funds for their trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota July 7-17. Come for a great evening of dinner and entertainment! Plenty of lip smackin’ food including beef brisket, coleslaw and baked beans.

West Siders Tutor Kids

as part of the Seattle Reading Partners program for Highland Park and Sanislo elementary students who need help reading. Interested in committing 1-2 hours a week? Learn more at a Reading Partners open forum at Highland Park Elementary Wednesday, February 27, 4:30–5:30pm. Contact Dick Ramsey at

Financial Peace University

The class will meet in the chapel Thursdays March 21 – May 23 (except April 18), 6:30–8:15pm. No child care provided. More info and registration is at

Renewal Ministries Northwest’s Spring Retreat

Unbounded Love, offers men and women a day of song, teaching, reflection and prayer on Saturday, April 6, 9:00am at North Creek Presbyterian Church. Cost: $45 (includes materials & snacks). Info/register at

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 meets in Room 2 @ 10:00am.

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (24) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9:00am
Sun. (24) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9:00am
Sun. (24) – Garage Sale Unloading, 3-4:45pm
Sun. (24) – Confirmation / Discipleship Groups, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tues-Thurs. (26–28) – Garage Sale Work, 4-5:30pm (T/TH), 2:30-5:30 (W)
Fri. (1) – All Youth Game Night, 7–11pm

Rice and Morey Scholarships Available

Applications are available in the church office and must be completed and postmarked by April 2 or brought to the office by 4pm Wednesday, April 3.

Virginia and Barrie Rice Memorial Scholarship goes to an active member of West Side or young person active in the youth program who plans to attend an evangelical four-year college, graduate school, or a theological seminary as a full-time student.

Harvey Morey Memorial Bible School Scholarship goes to an active member of West Side, regardless of age, a young person active in the youth program, a currently funded missionary or child of a missionary who wishes to attend a Bible school or pursue a Bible curriculum at an approved college.

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Numbers 28–36; Deuteronomy 1–12.


Sun. (24)
9:00am Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am Adult Class: Leadership Lab
10:00am Worship Service
11:30am Congregational Meeting
2:00pm Special People
3:00-4:45pm Garage Sale Curbside Unloading
5:00pm Worship Service
6:00pm Fellowship Meal
6:30pm Confirmation / Discipleship Groups

Mon. (25) Church is Closed

Tues. (26)
6:30am Koinonia Men’s Prayer & Breakfast
9am–12pm Garage Sale Sorting
4–5:30pm Youth Work Hours for Garage Sale
5:00pm Stewardship & Finance
5:30pm Cub Scouts
7:00pm Spiritual Life Meeting
7:30pm Boy Scouts

Wed. (27)
9am–12pm Garage Sale Sorting
1–4:00pm West Side Wednesdays
2:30–5:30pm Youth Work Hours for Garage Sale

Thurs. (28)
1:00pm Women’s Bible Study
4–5:30pm Youth Work Hours for Garage Sale
7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri. (1)
9:15am Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS)
7-11:00pm All Youth Game Night

Sat. (2)
7:00am  New Commandment Ministry
8:00am Oasis Men’s Group
9:00am Girl Scouts
12:00pm Community Meal

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