6.22.18 It’s Friday…but Sunday’s Coming (Expanded Edition)

​Dear Westminster Family:

Jorie and I would like to thank all of you for a wonderful celebration of our 25 years at Westminster. We are well aware of what the Apostle Paul recognized as….”your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now”…..and it is our prayer that….”He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:5,6)

This Sunday we are privileged to have Dr. David Gill speaking in both of our morning services. His message will fit well with our on-going emphasis of “sharing our faith where we live.” He will encourage us to “Light a Candle” taking his message from Titus 2:11-13…

           “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘no’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live
           self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior,
           Jesus Christ.”

I have known David for many years but he will be “new” to many of you. David provided a brief bio to help you get to know him.

“I recently retired after forty years as a professor of business ethics for MBA students and Christian Ethics for seminary students, most recently at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. I am now back home in Oakland, California, writing books, hitting golf balls where they can’t be found, hanging out with my wife, kids, and grandkids, and serving as ‘Workplace Discipleship Coach’ at First Covenant Church in Oakland. This weekend I am on my way up to Regent College in Vancouver to co-teach a course on Technology & Christian Faith with my long-time collaborator and even longer time friend, Al Erisman.”

I look forward to hearing from David and I know God will use him to challenge us all.

Also this Sunday we will be participating in our annual Blood Drive.

BLOOD DRIVE AND BONE MARROW REGISTRATION EVENT – Sunday, June 24th 8:30 am to 12:30 PM in the CLC: Last year, more than 100,000 patients in the Pacific Northwest were helped by blood donations. Help ensure this precious resource is available for ill and injured people in our community by giving blood. To schedule an appointment visit www.bloodworksnw.org/drives or call 1-800-398-7888 (walk-ins are also welcome). Questions? Contact Matt at mattc@westminster.org.

See you in church.

Pastor Gary

P.S.

EARLY LIFE SERVE TEAM WORK PARTY! – Sunday, June 24, 12:15 PM. Please join us for lunch in room 208 and then help clean up various classrooms on the 200 level. We will clean toys, cabinets, and tidy up the rooms for the summer and the next ministry year. This is a great way to serve as a family – and lunch is on us! There will be a job for everyone: and many hands make light work. RSVP for lunch at kjirstend@westminster.org

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THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: June 22 & 23

8TH GRADE TRIP – June 22, 10:00 AM – June 24, 5:00 PM: All students graduating from 8th grade this June are invited to join us for a celebration trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. We will be camping at Farragut State Park. The cost is $165. This includes admission to the park and meals for the week. Register online at Westminster.org/events  Questions? Contact Ceri at cerif@westminster.org

The Landing – Starts Friday, June 8th 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: WestminsterCR@gmail.com

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or WestminsterCR@gmail.com.

MEN’S SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY – Saturdays at 7:30-9:00 AM, Room 307: We are a group of guys who enjoy a time of studying God’s Word and sharing life together on Saturday morning.

MARK WEBSTER RETIREMENT SERVICE & RECEPTION – Saturday June 23, 2:00 PM, Westminster: You are invited to a retirement service and celebration, for Pastor Mark Webster who has been ministering on the Eastside for over 42 years; beginning at Westminster & helping found Antioch Bible Church. If you know Mark, and would like share a note about how he has made an impact on your life, please send it to Elizabeth Webster at liz.wbstr@gmail.com.

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THIS SUNDAY: June 24

WORSHIP SERVICES – 9:00 & 10:45 AM, Sanctuary:  We will continue to celebrate Pastor Gary and Jorie’s 25th Anniversary at Westminster Chapel!

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.

BLOOD AND BONE MARROW DRIVE – June 24, 8:30 AM -12:30 PM, CLC: DID YOU KNOW? Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for our community supply? Help ensure this precious resource is available for ill and injured people in our community by giving blood. Donors will have pre-scheduled appointments. Each appointment will last 45 minutes. Register at www.bloodworksnw.org. If you are a first-time donor age 16 or 17 will need to fill out a parent consent form.

GROWING YOUNG LISTENING FORUM 65+:  Sunday, June 24, 10:45AM, Fireside Room

EARLY LIFE SERVE TEAM WORK PARTY! – June 24, 12:15 PM:  Please join us for lunch in room 208 and then help clean up various classrooms on the 200 level. We will clean toys, cabinets, and tidy up the rooms for the summer and the next ministry year. This is a great way to serve as a family – and lunch is on us! There will be a job for everyone: and many hands make light work. RSVP for lunch at kjirstend@westminster.org

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THIS WEEK:

BILLY GRAHAM ASSOCIATION PRAYER MEETING – Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 PM, Westminster sanctuary: Before the Franklin Graham “Decision America” Pacific Northwest Tour evangelistic events begin this August, will you join Christians from across your city for a community-wide prayer meeting? Each meeting will feature fellowship and worship, and together we’ll ask God to change hearts and heal our land. The “Decision America” Pacific Northwest Tour event that is taking place in our area is on August 13, at 7:30 PM at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.  For more information go to DecisionPacificNW.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

NORM & PATRICIA PURVIS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION POTLUCK – Sunday, July 1, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Atrium: Friends and faithful supporters of Norm and Patricia, are invited to join in a celebration of God’s goodness over 44 years of full time service in God’s Kingdom! Please bring a main dish or salad to share.(Cake and drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Sylvia at SylviaR@westminster.org or Abbie at AbbieK@westminster.org

KIDS CAMP – July 9-13, For students entering grades 4 & 5 in the fall of 2018: Times: Day camp: 8:30-4:30 July 9-11 & Overnighter: 8:30 AM on July 12-4:30 PM on July 13 Cost: Day camp is $175/$225 after camp sign up day; Full week is $300/$375 after camp sign up day. What: Day camp will be excursions around Seattle area. Overnighter will be at Great Wolf Lodge. Vision: Help incoming 4th & 5th graders grow closer to each other and learn that a relationship with Jesus is a Great Adventure. Questions? Contact Ceri at cerif@westminster.org.

BAPTISM CLASS – Sunday, July 15, 10:45 AM, Upper Level Conference Room: A short class that explains the theology of baptism and it’s value in Christian life, and provides an overview of how we do baptisms at Westminster.  Contact Matt at mattc@westminster.org

ALL CHURCH PARK DAY – Wednesday, July 18, 5:00-8:00 PM, Grasslawn Park, Redmond: Gather as a church family for a night at the park! We’ll bring games and hot dogs! bring friends, family and snacks. Contact Ceri at cerif@westminster.org

MOMENTUM | Camp for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall of 2018 – July 23-27, Cascades Camp and Conference Center: Join us for a great week of fun, friends, and growth at camp. Our theme this year is Family. Cost: $425 (Early Bird $395 before April 30) Sign up at Westminster.org/events Questions? Contact Ceri at cerif@westminster.org

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM: REGISTER – Registration is open and filling quickly! www.westminster.org/VBS2018 VBS is August 6-9 and will be for students going into 1st to 5th grade this fall. Registration will be limited to 350 students and the cost will be $15/student or $30/family which includes a T-shirt. Students will provide their own lunch.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018 – August 9 & 10, Bellevue Presbyterian Church: The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow Creek’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 450,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2018. To find out about the speakers or to register, go to willowcreek.com/summit. To get our reduced rate of $109, register by June 26 with the priority code PARTNERCH.  The price will increase to $139 after midnight CT on June 26. Questions, Contact LuAnne at luannez@westminster.org or 425.747.1461 ext. 110

FRANKLIN GRAHAM “DECISION AMERICA” PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR – August 13, 7:30 PM, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe: Bring your family and friends to an exciting evening featuring prayer, music by Jeremy Camp, and a message of hope from Franklin Graham.  Free admission.  For more information go to DecisionPacificNW.com. There will be a prayer gathering with the Billy Graham Association at Westminster Chapel on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 PM in preparation for the August event.

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SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

VOLUNTEER FOR VBS – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Sign up to volunteer and your children can come for free! Make a long-term impact on children and families! Opportunities for adults of all ages and students (6th -12th grades in the fall) both during VBS and outside VBS hours. Childcare provided for all volunteer’s children too young for VBS. Here is the link to register as a volunteer: https://westminster.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/122208. More information about the many ways that you can volunteer are available online. Questions? Contact Martha at marthac@westminster.org.

SERVE WITH OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS – Sundays, 9:00 AM, Bi-weekly or Monthly: Be a 2nd grade Sunday school teacher every other week. Assist in a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade class once or twice a month. We have elementary students looking for relationships with adults who want to share God’s Word with them. We provide training and supplies. Want more information? Contact Martha at marthac@westminster.org

RECYCLE AND REPURPOSE!! Your old sheets could become part of a beautiful handmade quilt by the Helping Hands ministry. You may drop off your donated sheets at the Welcome Center. Be sure to label them for Helping Hands. Questions? Contact Marilyn at baxtermarilyn1@gmail.com

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 markp@westminster.org

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

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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/belong for more information.

PRAYER – If you would like to be prayed for, please see someone down front at the end of the service. Questions? Holly at hollyp@westminster.org

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 mattc@westminster.org

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WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 6/17/18 
Expectation for the Week $49,200
General Giving for the Week* $64,552
Expectation to Date $158,000
General Giving to Date* $173,069
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 $18,681,300
Current Mortgage Balance $3,318,700

 

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