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

​Dear Westminster Family –

This Sunday we will focus our attention on our work as an expression of our worship. For many of us the investment of time, energy, and influence we put into work is done without consideration of our relationship with the One Who gives us time, energy, and Who wants us to use our influence to His purpose and glory. Work and worship should never become two different things. We should worship when we work and we should work when we worship.

In the beginning of the Book of Genesis we see God at work and what He created was for His purpose and glory. In the second scene we see that man and woman were placed in the garden as workers responsible to God for both fellowship and work. I love this statement from Eugene Peterson in his book, Leap Over a Wall…”When we are working well and doing good work, we are never more God-like.”

Having a good job doesn’t mean we will do it well. Having the right role in life doesn’t mean we will be righteous people. The key to living as “God-called” people is doing our work His way whatever the circumstances. Work reveals something essential about us. Through our work we express our values, articulate our morals, and act out our convictions. Most importantly through our work we honor God.

Included in our time together this week will be a special “dedication of the backpacks” and a commissioning of teachers and students as they enter into a new academic year. It should be an insightful and inspiring Sunday.

See you in church.

Pastor Gary

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THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: August 31 & September 1

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: September 2

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

MENTORING KICKOFF- Sunday, September 9, 9:00-12:00PM, Atrium: Would you like to know more about what mentoring is all about? Join us on Grow Sunday for our Mentoring Kickoff on Sunday, September 9. If you know God is calling you to be part of the mentoring ministry, go to westminster.org/mentoring and fill out the Mentoring Profile Card. The driving motivation of Westminster Mentoring is to encourage and support individuals to achieve personal growth and develop spiritual maturity. Questions? email mentoring@westminster.org

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Starts September 11, 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 www.westminster.org/woman. Children’s Program (ages birth-Pre K) Cost is $45 for 1 child, $65 for 2 or more. Questions? Contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org

FLOURISH@WORK FOR WOMEN – Thursday, September 20, 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

AWANA – Wednesdays, September 19 – 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. Mark your calendar for September 12 which is Awana Registration Night. Parents, drop-in from 6:30-7:30 PM to register your children, sign forms, make payments, and pick up applicable club items. Questions? Contact Kay Bonikowsky at kbonikowsky@gmail.com. Reserve Your Spot at www.westminster.org/EVENTS

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

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 8/27/18
Expectation for the Week $12,000
General Giving for the Week* $9,036
Expectation to Date $648,900
General Giving to Date* $603,195
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 $18,713,700
Current Mortgage Balance $3,286,300

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