DEAR WESTMINSTER FAMILY –

Over the past few months, we have been looking at some of the various journeys that are recorded in Scripture. In the fall, we began a study in the book of Joshua and have been learning about the people of Israel and their conquest of the promised land. As we approached Christmas we examined several of the journeys that accompanied Jesus’ arrival on earth. Two weeks ago, we studied Micah 6:8 and were reminded of the importance of how we approach our personal journey.

Before returning to our study in the book of Joshua we will be looking at another well-known journey this Sunday. The story of Jonah is one of the first Bible stories many of us learned as kids. As a prophet, Jonah had the responsibility of speaking on God’s behalf, but when God sends him to the city of Nineveh Jonah decides to run in the opposite direction. The events that follow provide a remarkable look at God’s heart and His pursuit of those far from Him. Because of this, Jonah’s reluctant journey proves to be relatable to our lives today and provides valuable lessons about God, life, and faith.

As you prepare for worship this week let me encourage you to read the story of Jonah. It’s only four chapters long and will provide important background for our time together.

See you in church.

Pastor Matt

P.S.
Please be in prayer for:
• Pastor Gary, Howie & Jo-Ann Brant, and Bob Baldwin as they are ministering in Ethiopia….for safety as they travel in the country, for health, strength & wisdom during a very busy time of teaching, for hearts open to what God has for them.
• Don Mullen and family following the passing of Don’s wife, Joann, on January 16. There will be a celebration of life service for Joann on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary.
• Reuben Morales and family following the passing of his wife, Sue Dahlin, on January 22. There will be a memorial service for Sue on Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary.

 

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THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: January 25 & 26

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or moc.l1669524886iamg@1669524886RCret1669524886snimt1669524886seW1669524886

THE LANDING – 7:30-9:30 PM, Room 311: Celebrate Recovery’s The Landing program for 6th – 12th grade students. Come discover God’s coping skills for life. Questions: moc.l1669524886iamg@1669524886RCret1669524886snimt1669524886seW1669524886

 

THIS SUNDAY: January 27

WORSHIP SERVICES – 9:00 & 10:45 AM, Sanctuary

WELCOME CENTER – Visit our Welcome Center in the foyer for visitor information and warm hospitality. Limited sermon CDs and Our Daily Bread devotionals are available in the Library.

BREW – Sundays, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Foyer: Is this your first time here? Stop by our café to enjoy a complimentary coffee. We look forward to meeting you.

EXPLORING WHO I AM MADE TO BE – Sundays, through February 10, 9:00 AM, Room 307: God has given you a unique “SHAPE” (Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience) Join us for 5 weeks of exploring more of who you are made to be. Questions? Contact Matt Conrad at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@ctta1669524886m1669524886

BAPTISM CLASS – Sunday, January 27, 10:45 AM, Large Conference Room upper level offices: Are you ready to take the next step in your walk with Jesus? Or do you have questions about WHY it matters? Baptism is an outward sign of God’s inner work in your life. Register online at https://www.westminster.org/start-here/ and click on “Baptism Form.” Questions? Contact Matt at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@ctta1669524886m1669524886

WINTER ALPHA – 6:00-7:45 PM, Atrium: Looking for a safe place to explore and question the meaning of life? Join us Sunday evenings for a fun and open discussion about the Christian faith. Ask anything you like! Free dinner and childcare included. For more information, contact Sylvia at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@raiv1669524886lys1669524886

 

THIS WEEK:

WESTMINSTER LANGUAGE ACADEMY – Winter Quarter Classes: January 7 – March 25: Encouraging and experienced instructors providing conversational English classes at all levels. Private instruction is also available. More information available at www.WestminsterLanguageAcademy.org or contact Kathie Stabbert at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@seih1669524886tak1669524886 / 425-460-4061.

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 9:15 AM, CLC: This year there are 6 electives from which to choose. Prices vary depending on the course you select. For details of each course, and to register, please go to www.westminster.org/woman. Children’s Program (ages birth-Pre K) Cost is $45 for 1 child, $65 for 2 or more. Questions? Contact Jenny at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@rynn1669524886ej1669524886.

DIVORCE CARE – Wednesdays, through April 3, 6:30PM, Room 304: If you are experiencing divorce past or present and want a safe, caring place join us for the 13 week course. The group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. Cost: $20. Questions? Contact Jenny at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@rynn1669524886ej1669524886

AWANA – Wednesdays, through May 8, 6:30-8:00 PM: Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Join us for exciting games, Scripture-based memory work, thrilling stories and awesome awards that help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. Join us Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-8 PM. Our clubs include Cubbies, Sparks and T&T which are for ages pre-school – 5th grade. Questions? Contact Kay Bonikowsky at moc.l1669524886iamg@1669524886ykswo1669524886kinob1669524886k1669524886. Reserve Your Spot at www.westminster.org/EVENTS.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 6:45 PM, CLC: Three choices for Wednesday night studies! Pricing is for the year and varies depending on the study you select. For details go to Westminster.org/women. No childcare available. Contact Jenny at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@rynn1669524886ej1669524886.

THE GAP (FOR MEN) – Thursdays, 6:30 AM, Fireside Room: This is a weekly bible study available to all men at Westminster. Pastor Gary will be sharing each week from a book entitled, NOT BY SIGHT – A FRESH LOOK AT OLD STORIES OF WALKING BY FAITH. Questions? Contact LuAnne at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@zenn1669524886aul1669524886.

GRIEFSHARE – Thursdays, through March 28, 6:30 PM, Room 307: All those who have lost a loved one to death are welcome to join us for a 13-week course. Our goal is to provide a safe, comforting place to gain the tools to help you navigate through your grief. Cost: $20. Questions? Contact Kathy at .moc.1669524886sngis1669524886edtdk1669524886@yhta1669524886k1669524886

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SNACK CHAT/PARENT CONNECT – Sunday, February 10, 10:15-10:45 AM, Back of CLC: In this first Parent Connect, join other families and our Care Department as we discuss how we use technology and media in our families. Come with your questions and concerns as we work through this topic together. Hopefully you will come away with some resources and things to think about that will help you navigate the ups and downs of technology and media as your children grow and mature. For more information, contact Jenny at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@rynn1669524886ej1669524886.

YOUR IDENTITY IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD – Saturday, February 16, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, CLC: Guest Speakers Jamie and Donna Winship. Jamie and his wife, Donna, speak around the US and across the globe. Together, they serve as catalysts to help people find their God-given identity and experience a life of freedom. They teach through Biblical teaching and dynamic storytelling and creating experiential life application, in ways that allow people to experience the reality of hearing God’s voice in their daily lives. Their teaching has helped thousands of people discover their true destiny. Cost: $20 per person. To register contact Karen Johnson at gro.d1669524886eretn1669524886ec@ne1669524886rak1669524886. Questions? Contact Jenny at j.gro.1669524886retsn1669524886imtse1669524886w@ryn1669524886ne1669524886

KINGDOM COME: WORSHIP and INTERACTIVE PRAYER GATHERING – Tuesday, February 19, 7:00-8:30 PM, Fireside Room: Experience God’s presence and power through worship, listening prayer, and intercession for the Holy Spirit’s movement in a relaxing candle-lit environment. For more information, contact Noelle at .gro.1669524886retsn1669524886imtse1669524886w@rel1669524886leon1669524886

RE-ENGAGE – Marriage Enrichment Program – Sundays at 9:00 AM (starting February 24), Room 307 or Wednesdays at 6:30 PM (starting February 27) CLC: WHAT IS RE|ENGAGE? re|engage is a marriage enrichment program. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. re|engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. You can expect to: Receive encouragement by hearing stories from other couples that have experienced victory in the midst of hard times; Be placed in a small group with a facilitator couple and other couples to work through a 16-lesson curriculum. Questions? Contact Holly at ro.re1669524886tsnim1669524886tsew@1669524886pyllo1669524886h1669524886g or Steve at .gro.1669524886retsn1669524886imtse1669524886w@pev1669524886ets1669524886

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

TALKTIME: AN EASY WAY TO REACH BEYOND – Thursday, 6:30 PM, Atrium: Serve as an ambassador to our intercultural community. Help guests from around the world practice speaking English over dinner and guided conversation. Questions? Contact Mark Pedrin at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@pkra1669524886m1669524886.

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@fire1669524886c1669524886.

 

RESOURCES/OPPORTUNITIES:

GROW GROUPS – Various times & locations throughout the week: These groups meet in many sites and aim to be places where you can GROW with others. No matter where you are, there is a Grow Group that can help you take your next step in community. Visit www.westminster.org/grow-groups for more information.

BAPTISM – If you would like more information on what it means to be baptized, or about the course itself, you can email Pastor Matt at gro.r1669524886etsni1669524886mtsew1669524886@ctta1669524886m1669524886.

 

WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 1/23/19
Expectation for the Week $49,900
General Giving for the Week* $45,350
Expectation to Date $2,307,600
General Giving to Date* $2,150,857
Annual Expectation $3,600,000
*General giving includes weekly and non-designated special gifts.

NEXT CHAPTER GIVING:
Original Project Cost $22,000,000
Payments to Date $18,802,500
Current Mortgage Balance $3,197,500