7.13.18 It’s Friday…but Sunday’s Coming (Extended Edition)

​Dear Westminster Family:

On Sunday I will deliver the third message in the series from I Peter entitled, “Living Whole in a Broken World.” One of the primary challenges to “living whole” is knowing what “whole” looks like. Tough times not only distort our sense of reality, but also our perceptions of who we are. Peter wants his readers to be absolutely convinced of their identity in Christ. We need to clearly present both the gospel and ourselves to this broken world in which we live. I know you will be encouraged by the message this week.

Our worship services will be in the Community Life Center this week…It is going to be hot, but we will be cool. 

See you in church.

Pastor Gary

P.S.
SUMMER SUNDAYS, serve in Birth through 5th Grade – July 15-September 2: Join the Journey and step into the lives of children and youth this summer! Get to know other the kids in our church family, and to say “thank you” to our regular teachers who take this time off. We’ll train you and give you all the supplies you need…just be willing and loving. Sign Up Here! You’ll be blessed – AND will have a blast! Questions, contact kjirstend@westminster.org or marthac@westminster.org.

VOLUNTEER FOR VSB – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sign up to volunteer and your children can come for free! VBS registration for kids is now CLOSED except for children of volunteers. Make a long term impact on children and families! Be a small group leader, help with registration, make lunch or snacks for volunteers or students, assist with crafts, or welcome families to VBS. These are all ways to help. We have more than 60 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. Register as a volunteer here: https://westminster.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/122208. More information about the many ways that you can volunteer are available online.

VBS DONATIONS – July 15-July 29
We have a few items that can be donated to help us keep the cost of VBS down. More information can be found at www.westminster.org/VBS2018 or in the Children’s Lobby. Donations need to be returned to the Children’s Lobby by July 29.
Questions? Contact Martha at marthac@westminster.org or go to www.westminster.org/VBS2018.

A Closer look with Gary Gulbranson

KCIS 630 AM – A CLOSER LOOK
Hear 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: July 13 & 14

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: 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.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MANG SO PULLAR – Saturday, July 14, 2:00 PM, Sanctuary: Please keep Dennis and their family in your prayers.​

THIS SUNDAY: July 15

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.​

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

THIS WEEK:

KINGDOM COME – Tuesday, July 17, 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 the PNW. Contact abbiek@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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARY RUTH MELROSE – Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 AM: Please keep Mary Ruth’s family in your prayers.

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. Contact LuAnne at luannez@westminster.org or 425.747.1461 ext. 110 if you would like to attend.

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.

SNACKCHAT: JAPAN – Sunday, August 19, 10:15 AM, CLC: Come greet our Outreach Partners, Tim & Wakako Clark, Makoto and Hero, and be encouraged with their ministry. Contact abbiek@westminster.org

JUBILEE SERVICE DAY – Saturday, August 25, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Join Eastside churches, businesses & community members to serve the community as one body. Choose Cherry Crest or Sherwood Forest, the two schools that Westminster is helping. Register at www.jubileereach.org. Contact markp@westminster.org

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

SUMMER SUNDAYS, serve in Birth through 5th Grade: July 15-September 2 Join the Journey and step into the lives of children and youth this summer! Get to know other the kids in our church family, and to say “thank you” to our regular teachers who take this time off. We’ll train you and give you all the supplies you need…just be willing and loving. Sign Up Here! You’ll be blessed – AND will have a blast! Questions, contact kjirstend@westminster.org or marthac@westminster.org.

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.

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT WESTMINSTER CHAPEL:

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A FULL-TIME CUSTODIAN – We are looking for a strong, detail-oriented, service-minded person:Find the Job Description and downloadable application on our website, www.westminster.org (select CONNECT, click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES). Submit applications Sondra Beck, Executive Minister of Operations, or contact her at sondrab@westminster.org

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.

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

WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 7/11/18
Expectation for the Week $55,200
General Giving for the Week* $51,770
Expectation to Date $312,200
General Giving to Date* $317,342
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 $18,697,500
Current Mortgage Balance $3,302,500

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