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

​Dear Westminster Family –

This Sunday I am honored and humbled to share a message with you from Mark 5 entitled, “Story Matters.” Often times Christians find it difficult to share the Gospel even though we are called to do so. We are going to look at how Jesus instructs a man to share his story of being healed as a way to point Glory to God. All of our faith experiences and stories matter and are important to share. I trust you will leave church this Sunday with a new sense of boldness to share what Jesus has meant in your life to those who don’t know Him.

Christian Downs
Alpha Northwest Regional Director

P.S.

SOME FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE…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, go to willowcreek.com/summit. Contact LuAnne at luannez@westminster.org or 425.747.1461 ext. 110 if you would like to attend.

VOLUNTEER FOR VBS – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM www.westminster.org/VBS2018
Last chance to volunteer!
• We still need 10 shepherds to lead a small group of students during VBS
• 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 or make lunch for volunteers. These are both ways to help during VBS. We have 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 is available online about the many ways that you can volunteer.

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: August 3 & 4

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.

THIS SUNDAY: August 5

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.​

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – July 29-August 19, Drop off in Foyer on Sundays: We partner with UGM Hope Place by providing families with school supplies they need for success. A list of needed supplies is available at the Welcome Center. Contact: Martha Anderson at martha.john16.6@frontier.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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, go to willowcreek.com/summit. Contact LuAnne at luannez@westminster.org or 425.747.1461 ext. 110 if you would like to attend.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR IVAN BARLOW – Saturday, August 11, 1:00 PM, Sanctuary: Please keep Ruth Barlow, Marlene, Ed & Chris Flagel and the rest of their family in your prayers.

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

WORSHIP IN THE PARK – Sunday, August 26, 9:45 AM, Downtown Bellevue Park: Join us for a worship service with several other local churches. No services at Westminster this Sunday.

GROW SUNDAY – Sunday, September 9, Both services: Discover opportunities to become who God is calling you to be.

FLOURISH@WORK FOR WOMEN – Thursday, September 13, 6:00 PM, Fireside Room: Join us for an evening of community with women who seek to live out their faith in the workplace. The September Guest Speaker is Holly Pankratz, Westminster Chapel’s Minister to Care and Equipping. Cost: $10 includes appetizers and beverage. Questions? contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org SAVE THE DATE FOR FUTURE FLOURISH@WORK EVENTS – 11-8, 1-10, 3-14, 5-9

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

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 7/31/18
Expectation for the Week $44,600
General Giving for the Week* $31,460
Expectation to Date $460,600
General Giving to Date* $441,588
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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