Dear Westminster Family –

This week our scriptural focus will be Joshua 5. As the journey into the land of Canaan unfolds, the children of Israel are encamped on the edge of the Promised Land. They have successfully crossed the Jordan River. They are poised and prepared to begin the conquest of this land flowing “with milk and honey.” But before they confront their first challenge in Jericho, God asks them to confirm their identity as His people. The simple message in this part of the journey is that God chooses to use those individuals who collectively know “who” they are and “whose” they are.

It should be a great Sunday.

See you in church.

Pastor Gary

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THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: October 12 & 13

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.l1713713091iamg@1713713091RCret1713713091snimt1713713091seW1713713091

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or moc.l1713713091iamg@1713713091RCret1713713091snimt1713713091seW1713713091


THIS SUNDAY: October 14

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.

RENEWAL FOOD BANK ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE: Starting October 7, you can pick up a grocery bag in the Foyer to gather food items for Renewal Food Bank. Each week, more than 250 families in our community connect with Renewal Food Bank to help put food on their tables. Show that we care: Starting next week, Pick up a bag after service in the foyer to find a list of suggested items attached. Bring back your full bag on October 14 or 21; the Food Bank van will be here to collect them.

SNACKCHAT: ENSENADA, GUATEMALA, INDIA TRIPS – Sunday, October 14th, 10:15-10:45 AM, Back of CLC: Come learn and ask questions about joining a short-term outreach trip this year. One trip could change your life as we experience how God is at work in another part of our world. For more information, contact Sylvia at .gro.1713713091retsn1713713091imtse1713713091w@rai1713713091vlys1713713091

BAPTISM CLASS – Sunday, October 14, 10:45 AM, Large Conference Room: Learn what Baptism means and why it is important to our faith. Please fill out the form at Contact Pastor Matt at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@ctta1713713091m1713713091.

YOUTH CORN MAZE – Sunday, October 14, 12:15 PM, Youth Level: Grab a friend and get signed up now for an afternoon at Bob’s Corn Maze in Snohomish. Meet after the 2nd service for lunch (included in the cost), then we will head out. Cost: $20 per student. Bring extra money if you want to buy snacks or pumpkins there. Wear clothing for the weather & shoes that can get wet or muddy. Contact Ceri at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@fire1713713091c1713713091.

ALPHA – EXPLORE LIFE, FAITH, MEANING – 6:00 PM, Atrium: A series of interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith. Contact Sylvia at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@raiv1713713091lys1713713091



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 Children’s Program (ages birth-Pre K) Cost is $45 for 1 child, $65 for 2 or more. Questions? Contact Jenny atgro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@rynn1713713091ej 1713713091.

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.l1713713091iamg@1713713091ykswo1713713091kinob1713713091k1713713091. Reserve Your Spot at

WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Starts September 12, 6:45 PM, CLC: 3 choices for Wednesday night studies! Pricing is for the year and varies depending on the study you select. For details go to No childcare available. Contact Jenny at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@rynn1713713091ej1713713091.

THE GAP (FOR MEN) – Thursday, 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.1713713091retsn1713713091imtse1713713091w@zen1713713091naul1713713091

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HELEN BRAUN – Saturday, October 20, 1:00 PM, Fireside Room: Please keep Helen’s family in your prayers.



BOOK SALE – Sunday, October 28, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Library: Stop by as we sell overstock books. You’ll get some great deals. Proceeds go toward the purchase books for pastors & leaders in underserved countries and minimal library costs.

WESTMINSTER SUCCESSION PRAYER GATHERING – Sunday, October 28, 6:30-7:30 PM, Sanctuary: As we enter this season of succession with our beloved Westminster church community, we are reminded of the importance and power of community prayer. We serve a sovereign God that has mighty plans for Westminster Chapel and it is our desire to honor Him fully through this process. Beginning now, we are entering into a regular rhythm of community prayer during this important process that we believe He has fully ordained and is guiding. Please join us as we corporately look to seek His will in the succession process as a faith community

ENSENADA MEN’S WORK TRIP – Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11: Build or do maintenance with our partner ministry, Rancho el Refugio. Only cost is airfare to/from San Diego, CA. Contact Scott at .gro.1713713091retsn1713713091imtse1713713091W@pir1713713091Tadan1713713091esnE1713713091

FLOURISH@WORK FOR WOMEN – Thursday, November 8, 6:00 PM, Fireside Room: Join us for an evening of community with women who seek to live out their faith in the workplace. Speaker: Karen Sherwood (I’ll have more details this week, about the topic) Cost $10 includes appetizers and beverage. Register at Questions? Contact Jenny at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@rynn1713713091ej1713713091

VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST – Saturday, November 10, 8:30 AM, Atrium: Attention Veterans of the Military! Join us for breakfast as we hear from special guest speaker, Major Joe Crecca. He served in Viet Nam, was shot down, and captured. He spent 6 years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. No cost to attend, but RSVP at or click EVENTS on the APP. Contact Tiffany at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@syna1713713091ffit1713713091.

INTERCULTURAL THANKGIVING – Saturday, November 15, 6:30 PM, Atrium: Our Intercultural community is invited to a special evening celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving holiday. A potluck dinner where we will provide the turkey and your bring your favorite dish to share with 8 or 10 people. Games, conversation and cooking demonstrations. Contact: Noelle at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@rell1713713091eon1713713091



HELPING HANDS: The ladies of Helping Hands are so thankful for the donations they have received. They currently have all the sheets they need, so they are no longer accepting donations.

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.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@pkra1713713091m1713713091.

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri at gro.r1713713091etsni1713713091mtsew1713713091@fire1713713091c1713713091.



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 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.1713713091retsn1713713091imtse1713713091w@ctt1713713091am1713713091



As of 10/07/18
Expectation for the Week $58,700
General Giving for the Week* $75,205
Expectation to Date $995,300
General Giving to Date* $984,919
Annual Expectation $3,600,000
*General giving includes weekly and non-designated special gifts.


Original Project Cost $22,000,000
Payments to Date $18,746,500
Current Mortgage Balance $3,253,500