DEAR WESTMINSTER FAMILY –

A few times a year our worship service takes on a slightly different look as we set aside time to join together in our “Pursuit” of God. Through extended times of worship and prayer, we hope to more clearly hear the voice of God in our lives and understand what it means to strive for and chase after Him. This Sunday is one of those opportunities. Our time together will be wrapped around the Wise Men’s journey.

I’m excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior with you as we gather on Christmas Eve. Our holiday services are listed below.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

     • CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN – 4:00 PM
       Come celebrate the birth of Christ in this young children-oriented Christmas Eve service,
       complete with singing carols, the Christmas story, and a short message.

     • CAROLS, CANDLELIGHT & COMMUNION – 7:00 & 11:00 PM
       Join us for a time of reflection on the birth of Christ including carols, candle-lighting,
       and communion.

See you in church.

Pastor Gary

P.S

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DALE PRICE – Saturday, December 22, 1:00 PM, Sanctuary: Please keep Dale’s family in your prayers.

DID YOU WELCOME A CHILD into your family this past year through birth or adoption? We would like to present you with a small Christmas gift during our “Christmas for Children” service at 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve. Please email gro.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@dnet1664591595srijK1664591595 if you will be attending that service. We look forward to seeing you and your family!

CHRISTMAS OFFERING – This year, a portion of our Christmas offering will help build a scholarship fund so we can take our language classes out to our community partners at little or no cost, and will also help us upgrade our current classroom space so we can better serve those who come to Westminster.

YEAR-END GIVING: As we approach the end of the calendar year, many of you choose to give donations of stock. The following may be of help:
• Transfer stock to Westminster Chapel’s account at Charles Schwab: account BV93376060, DTC0164.
• Notify Tim Huffman (425) 460-4015 or email gro.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@hmit1664591595 of the company and number of shares given. A letter acknowledging the receipt of the stock will be sent to you. Wait until you get this letter before you do your taxes or your deduction may be disallowed.
• Visit https://www.westminster.org and click on GIVING for additional methods of giving.
• Locked Safe Available For Year-End Gifts…On December 31st – for your convenience, a safe will be outside the front entrance of the church to drop off year-end donations.
• Donations must be received by Westminster Chapel or postmarked no later than December 31, 2018, to make them eligible for tax deductions for 2018.

 

A Closer look with Gary Gulbranson

KCIS 630 AM – A CLOSER LOOK
Hear Pastor Gary on the radio with co-host Pete Talbott
Thursdays at 1:00-1:30 PM
Sundays at 9:00-9:30 AM

 

THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: December 21 & 22

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or moc.l1664591595iamg@1664591595RCret1664591595snimt1664591595seW1664591595

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.l1664591595iamg@1664591595RCret1664591595snimt1664591595seW1664591595

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DALE PRICE – Saturday, December 22, 1:00 PM, Sanctuary: Please keep Dale’s family in your prayers.

 

THIS SUNDAY: December 23

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.

 

THIS WEEK:

CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN – Christmas Eve, December 24, 4:00 PM, Sanctuary: Come celebrate the birth of Christ in this young children-oriented Christmas Eve service, complete with singing carols, the Christmas story, and a short message.

CAROLS, CANDLELIGHT & COMMUNION – Christmas Eve, December 24, 7:00 & 11:00 PM, Sanctuary: Join us for a time of reflection on the birth of Christ including carols, candle-lighting, and communion.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRIEFSHARE – Starts January 3, 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.s1664591595ngise1664591595dtdk@1664591595yhtak1664591595

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.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@seih1664591595tak1664591595 / 425-460-4061.

DIVORCE CARE – Wednesdays, January 9 – 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.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@rynn1664591595ej1664591595

EXPLORING WHO I AM MADE TO BE – Sundays, January 13 – 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.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@ctta1664591595m1664591595

FLOURISH@WORK FOR WOMEN – Thursday, January 17, 6:00 PM, Fireside Room: The topic of “Mindful Mentoring” will be discussed by the speaker Kristen Voetmann, Ph.D. – Staff Consultant -Scontrino-Powell, Inc. Specifically, how can women of faith use a mentoring relationship in their work? Cost $10 per person.

WINTERBLAST – January 19-21: MS and HS Students are invited to spend the MLK weekend at Tierra Retreat Center in Leavenworth. We will play in the snow, hangout with friends and grow in our relationships with God and each other. Sign up at Westminster.org/events. Questions? Contact Ceri at gro.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@fire1664591595c1664591595.

 

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.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@pkra1664591595m1664591595.

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri gro.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@fire1664591595c1664591595.

 

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.r1664591595etsni1664591595mtsew1664591595@ctta1664591595m1664591595.

 

WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 12/16/18
Expectation for the Week $147,100
General Giving for the Week* $124,791
Expectation to Date $1,837,400
General Giving to Date* $1,663,379
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 $18,779,600
Current Mortgage Balance $3,220,400